1.- Do you like an apple or a banana?
B.You are so nice
C.I want oranges
D.Either will do
2.- Excuse me, could you show me the way to the nearest post office?
– ______Oh yes! Two blocks away from here at the Green Avenue. You can’t miss it.
A.I beg your pardon?
B.What do you mean?
D.Mm, let me think.
3.- I think he is a good lecturer.
A.Sorry, it doesn’t matter.
B.So do I.
C.Yes. It’s a good idea.
D.I don’t mind.
4.- Thank you for your invitation.
A.It doesn’t matter.
B.It’s a pleasure.
C.It’s a small thing.
D.I’ll appreciate it.
5.- Did you know that David injured his leg yesterday?
– Really? _______
A.Who did that?
B.What’s wrong with him?
C.How did that happen?
D.Why was he so careless?
Who will stage the games?
Preparing for the Olympic Games is a huge undertaking. Just like the athletes, the host city spends years getting ready for the event. Before deciding which city will host the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has to examine bids from all over the world. Bidding for the games begins about ten years in advance. Without preparing a very strong bid, a city will not win the competition to host the games. Beijing was chosen for the 2008 games from five bidders 一 Osaka, Paris, Toronto and Istanbul.
Why does it take so long to prepare?
Building the infrastructure (基础设施) costs huge amounts of money. Holding the World Cup in 2002 in Japan and South Korea, for example, meant that ten new stadiums had to be built, as well as many hotels and an improved transport system. In Beijing, after winning the bid the government began major construction projects 一 the extension of the underground, the improvement of the airport and the building of new motorways. Each host city must also build an Olympic village for the athletes. By planting trees and creating parks, the city becomes more attractive for tourists.
Why do countries want to host the Olympic Games?
Hosting the games has a major effect on the economy and brings international prestige(声望) to the country. Thousands and thousands of visitors come to the games and the host cities are permanently improved.
6.Bidding for the Olympic Games usually starts one year before the games are really held.
7.Beijing was one of the five bidders for the 2008 games.
8.The World Cup 2002 was held in China.
9.Beijing started the improvement of the airport after winning the bid.
10.Countries want to host the Olympic Games because it has a major effect on the economy.
A characteristic of American culture that has become almost a tradition is to respect the self-made man – the man who has risen to the top through his own efforts, usually beginning by working with his hands. While the leader in business or industry or the college professor occupies a higher social position and commands greater respect in the community than the common laborer or even the skilled factory worker, he may take pains to point out that his father started life in America as a farmer or laborer of some sort.
This attitude toward manual (体力的) labor is now still seen in many aspects of American life. One is invited to dinner at a home that is not only comfortably but even luxuriously (豪华地) furnished and in which there is every evidence of the fact that the family has been able to afford foreign travel, expensive hobbies, and college education for the children; yet the hostess probably will cook the dinner herself, will serve it herself and will wash dishes afterward; furthermore, the dinner will not consist merely of something quickly and easily assembled from contents of various cans and a cake or a pie bought at the nearby bakery. On the contrary, the hostess usually takes pride in careful preparation of special dishes. A professional may talk about washing the car, digging in his flowerbeds, painting the house. His wife may even help with these things, just as he often helps her with the dishwashing. The son who is away at college may wait on table and wash dishes for his living, or during the summer he may work with a construction gang on a highway in order to pay for his education.
11.From Para. 1, we know that in America _________.
A.people tend to have a high opinion of the self-made man
B.people can always rise to the top through their won efforts
C.college professors win great respect from common workers
D.people feel painful to mention their fathers as labors
12.According to the passage, the hostess cooks dinner herself mainly because _________.
A.servants in America are hard to get.
B.she takes pride in what she can do herself
C.she can hardly afford servants
D.it is easy to prepare a meal with canned food
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13.The underlined expression “wait on table” in Para. 2 means “_________”.
A.work in a furniture shop
B.keep accounts for a bar
C.wait to lay the table
D.serve customers in a restaurant
14.The author’s attitude towards manual labor is _______.
15.Which of the following could be the best title of the passage?
A.A Respectable Self-made Family
B.American Attitude toward Manual Labor
C.Characteristics of American Culture
D.The Development of Manual Labor
16.Kate is a little _______than Mary.
17.They have planted _______trees in SaiBei, It’s a “Great Green Wall” of trees.
18.Australia is one of the few countries ____ people drive on the left of the road.
19.We’ve missed the last bus. I’m afraid we have no ________ but to take a taxi.
20.Neither John ______ his father was able to wake up early enough to catch the morning train.
One day Mr. Parker said to himself, “I haven’t seen my brother David __21__ a long time, and he’s living in a new house now. I’m going to drive there and see him this afternoon.”
He took his brother’s address, got into his car and started out. He drove for a long time, but he didn’t find the house __22__ he stopped and asked somebody to help him.
“Go straight __23__ this road for two miles（英里）,” the man said, “then turn left, and then take the second road on the right.”
Mr. Parker went straight along the road and turned left after two miles, but then he got lost again. He drove for __24__ mile, and at last he saw a road on his right and stopped. A woman was coming __25__ him, so he said to her, “Excuse me, is this the second road on the right?”
26.I think she will change her mind tomorrow.
27.Our library is as big as theirs.
28.He was pleased with the fine weather.
29.I knocked on his door but nobody came to answer it.
30.He prefers coffee to tea.
31.Life is meaningless without a purpose.
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