1. ---How was your trip to London, Jane?
A. Oh, wonderful indeed B. I went there alone.
C. The guide showed me the way. D. By plane and by bus.
2. ---Hey, Tom, what’s up?
A. Yes, definitely! B. Oh, not much.
C. What is happening in your life? D. You are lucky.
3. ---Do you mind my smoking here?
A. No, thanks. B. Yes, I do.
C. Yes. I’d rather not. D. Good idea.
4. ---David injured his leg playing football yesterday.
A. Who did that? B. What’s wrong with him?
C. How did that happen? D. Why was he so careless?
5. ---This box is too heavy for me to carry it upstairs.
A. You may ask for help. B. I’ll give you a hand.
C. Please do me a favor. D. I’d come to help.
Many people who work in London prefer to live outside it, and to go in to their offices or schools every day by train, car or bus, even though this means they have to get up early in the morning and reach home late in the evening.
One advantage of living outside London is that houses are cheaper. Even a small flat in London without a garden costs quite a lot to rent. With the same money, one can get a little house in the country with a garden of one’s own.
Then, in the country one can really get away from the noise and hurry of busy working lives. Even though one has to get up earlier and spend more time in trains or buses, one can sleep better at night and during weekends and on summer evenings, one can enjoy the fresh, clean air of the country. If one likes gardens, one can spend one’s free time digging, planting, watering and doing the hundred and one other jobs which are needed in a garden. Then, when the flowers and vegetables come up, one has the reward of one who has shared the secrets of Nature.
Some people, however, take no interest in country things: for them, happiness lies in the town, with its cinemas and theatres, beautiful shops and busy streets, dance halls and restaurants. Such people would feel that their life was not worth living if they had to live it outside London. An occasional walk in one of the parks and a fortnight’s (two weeks) visit to the sea every summer is all the country they want: the rest they are quite prepared to leave to those who are glad toget away from London every night. (287 words)
6. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. People who love Nature prefer to live outside the city.
B. People who work in London prefer to live in the country.
C. Some people enjoying city life prefer to work and live inside London.
D. Many nature lovers, though working in London, prefer to live outside London.
7. With the same money ________, one can buy a little house with a garden in the country.
A. getting a small flat with a garden
B. having a small flat with a garden
C. renting a small flat without a garden
D. buying a small flat without a garden
8. When the garden is in blossom, it means the one _________ has been rewarded.
A. living in the country
B. having spent time working in the garden
C. having a garden of his own
D. having been digging, planting and watering
9. People who think happiness lies in the town would feel that ________ if they had to live outside London.
A. their life was meaningless
B. their life was invaluable
C. they didn’t deserve a happy life
D. they were not worthy of their happy life
10. The underlined phrase get away from in the 3rd paragraph refers to ________.
划线的词组get away from在第3段中指逃脱某个地方
A. deal with B. do away with
C. escape from D. prevent from
By definition, heroes and heroines are men and women distinguished by uncommon courage, achievements, and self-sacrifice made most for the benefits of other–they are people against whom we measure others. They are men and women recognized for shaping our nation’s consciousness and development as well as the lives of those who admire them. Yet, some people say that ours is an age where true heroes and heroines are hard to come by, where the very idea of heroism is something beyond us-an artifact of the past. Some maintain that because the Cold War is over and because America is at peace our age is essentially an unheroic one. Furthermore, the overall crime rate is down, poverty has been eased by a strong and growing economy, and advances continue to be made in medical science.
Cultural icons are hard to define, but we know them when we see them. They are people who manage to transcend celebrity(明星), who are legendary, who somehow manage to become mythic. But what makes some figures icons and others mere celebrities? That’s hard to answer. In part, their lives have the quality of a story to tell. For instance, the beautiful young Diana Spencer who at 19 married a prince, renounced marriage and the throne, and died at the moment she found true love. Good looks certainly help. So does a special indefinable charm, with the help of the media. But nothing confirms an icon more than a tragic death -such as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Princess Diana. (258 words)
11. The passage mainly deals with __________.
A. life and death B. heroes and heroines
C. heroes and icons D. icons and celebrities
12. Heroes and heroines are usually _________.
A. courageous B. good examples to follow
C. self-sacrificing D. all of the above
13. Which of the following statements is wrong?
A. Poverty in America has been eased with the economic growth.
B. Superstars are famous for being famous.
C. One’s look can contribute to being famous.
D. Heroes and heroines can only emerge in war times.
14. Beautiful young Diana Spencer found her genuine love _________.
A. when she was 19 B. when she became a princess
C. just before her death D. after she gave birth to a Prince
15. What is more likely to set an icon’ s status?
A. Good looks. B. Tragic and early death
C. Personal attraction. D. The quality of one’s story.
16. The manager will not _______ us to use his car.
A. have B. let C. agree D. allow
17. _______ her and then try to copy what she does.
A. Mind B. See C. Stare at D. Watch
18. Will you _____ me a favor, please?
A. do B. make C. bring D. give
19. It’ s bad _____ for you to smoke in the public places where smoking is not allowed.
A. behavior B. action C. manner D. movement
20. It’ s a good idea. But who’ s going to _______ the plan?
I think John and Peter will.
A. carry out B. get through C. take in D. set aside
It is always interesting to visit another country, especially for those who have never traveled a great deal. Foreign ___21____can be very educational for anyone if he is interested enough to make preparations beforehand. Learning the language of the new country would be difficult for the traveler, ____22____ the benefits of such an effort would become obvious immediately _____23____ his arrival. It may not seem important to him when he comfortably stays at home, but knowing how to ___24____ a meal or book a room is necessary for the newcomer in a strange country. Without knowing the language, it is very difficult ____25_____ the stranger to understand the people of the new country and their customs.
Of course, in our small world, it is often possible to find someone ____26____ understands our own, but this is only second-best for the traveler. To be sure, he can see places and things ____27____ the use of a language, but places and things ____28_____not the heart of the country. To get the greatest benefit from a trip ____29_____ another country, it is how important for the visitor to ____30____ an understanding of the language.
21. A. travel B. country C. language D. people
22. A. when B. so C. and D. but
23. A. on B. before C. while D. at
24. A. buy B. order C. eat D. book
25. A. of B. to C. for D. in
26. A. who B. where C. which D. whom
27. A. without B. with C. by D. that
28. A. is B. are C. were D. had
29. A. of B. in C. to D. on
30. A. has B. having C. had D. have
31. The more passions we have, the more happiness we are likely to experience.
32. Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.
33. In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger.
Bad Manners in Public
2. 对其中某一种现象陈述你的看法, 并简单说明理由.
Bad Manners in Public
Although we consider ourselves as highly advanced beings living in a civilized society, bad manners can still be found here and there. For example, some cyclists run the red traffic lights, many passengers litter waste papers and plastic bags in the public places, and some tourists scrabble in tourist attractions, let alone spit on the street. In the cinema, some audience talk loudly on cell phones in front of others.
I’m strongly against talking loudly in the cinema, for this behavior shows no respect at all to others; what’s worse, it upsets the audience who are in the mood of having fun.
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