Comprehension of the Text
1. She didn’t like her first name because it didn’t suit her good looks and elegant manner, and it made her think she should be a cook.
2. She felt more comfortable with herself and other people started to take her more seriously.
3. the writer thinks that the name change didn’t cause Debbie’s professional achievement, but it surely helped by making her feel more self-confident about her talents.
4. The writer thought that his name, Joe, made him seem more qualified to be a baseball player than an art critic. He also believed that if he had a more refined name, like Arthur or Adrian, his name would appear complete.
5. The woman felt ill at ease because the attractive man, whom she wanted the writer to introduce her to, was the same person whom she had once turned down due to his dull-sounding name.
6. We often project name-based stereotypes onto people. For example, one of the writer’s women friends confessed that while taking charge of a group of four-year-olds at the nursery school, she became confused by their personalities because of their names.
7. One study showed that teachers gave lower grades to essays written by boys with less appealing names than they awarded to the same papers by boys with better-sounding names.
8. If you are determined enough, you can change your name.
1. confessed 2. reserve 3. professional 4. impressive 5. latter 6. convey 7. qualify 8. refined 9. substitute 10. approval
1. Correct form: fill out; synonym: fill in
2. Correct form: feel comfortable with; synonym: feel comfortable about
3. Correct form: attach first importance to; translation: 非常重视； 把……放在第一位
4. Correct form: turned down; synonym: rejected; refused
5. Correct form: came (up) to; definition: moved toward
6. Correct form: pressing me for; definition: try in a determined way to get something.
7. Correct form: free from/of; definition: not influenced by
8. Correct form: stuck with; translation: 不得不接待； 被迫接待
9. Correct form: for better or worse; definition: whether the result is good or bad
10. Correct form: took charge of; synonym: took responsibility for
1. M 2. K 3. L 4. F 5. I 6. C 7. H 8. O 9. E 10. B
illegal impolite irregular impatient incapable
irresponsible inconsistent inappropriate incorrect indefinite
1. impatient 2. irresponsible 3. inconsistent 4. illegal 5. inappropriate 6. incapable 7. irregular 8. impolite 9. incorrect 10. indefinite
unnoticeable unreasonable ungrateful unlimited uncertain uncover unrecognizable unfashionable undo untidy unfold unload
1. unreasonable 2. unfolded 3. uncertain 4. uncovered 5. ungrateful 6. unloading 7. unlimited 8.undid
1. so is air to man
2. so is the eagle of all birds
3. so is beer to the British
4. so is tea to the Chinese
5. so do the English love their beer
1. While waiting at the doctor’s, I read an entire short story.
2. After using the brush, put it in its proper place.
3. Before being in the army, he was an engineer.
4. I deliberately didn’t read the book before going to see the film.
5. When buying a new car, it is best to seek expert advice.
1. (Just) as a machine needs regular running, so does the body need regular exercise.
2. He learned to play the piano while studying in the United States.
3. To our disappointment, he turned down our invitation.
4. The reality is that, for better or worse, the world has changed with advance of new technologies.
5. Most of the female students in my class appear to be ill at ease when (they are) required to answer questions.
6. The local government took charge of the security for the sports meeting.
1. C 2. A 3. B 4. B 5. D 6. B 7. A 8. C 9. D 10. C
11. C 12. B 13. A 14. A 15. A
My hometown and my college town have several things in common. First, my hometown is a small town. It has a population of only about 10,000 people. Located in a rural area, it is surrounded by many acres of farmland which are devoted mainly to growing corn and soybeans. As for my college town, it is small too. Having a population of about 11,000 local residents, it lies in the center of farmland which is used to raise hogs and cattle. Therefore living in my college town makes me feel at home. I enjoy it.
Comprehension of the Text
1. F 2. F 3. T 4. T 5. F 6. T 7. T 8. F
1. tidy 2. prevail 3. emotional 4. imitating 5. discourage
6. bargain 7. wander 8. superficial 9. concealed 10. accompanies
1. turned out 2. is not really up to 3. went to great lengths 4. acting out 5. spoke of 6. Judging by 7. out of character 8. took sides 9. blow his cover 10. more or less