1.- I’m going to Beijing next week, you know it’s one of the most beautiful cities in China.
B.It’s a pleasure
2.- Congratulations! You won the first prize in today’s speech contest.
A.Yes, I beat the others.
B.No, no, I didn’t do it well.
D.It’s a pleasure.
3.- Do you mind my smoking here?
B.Yes, I do.
C.Yes. I’d rather not.
4.- Good morning, may I speak to Mark, please?
B.Who’s that speaking?
C.Who are you?
D.Who wants to speak to Mark?
5.- Thank you for calling.
A.Don’t mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
Do you forget to turn off the lights and heaters when you go out of a room? In 2040 it will not matter. They will turn themselves off and on again when you return. A sensor will detect the presence of a human and turn the systems on, and when the humans leave it will turn them off again.
The sensors will work through the central home computer, and they will do much more than just turn the fires and lights on and off for you. They will detect faulty electrical appliances, isolate them so that they cannot harm anyone, and then warn you that they need repair. They will detect fire and if you are out of the house, the computer will call the firemen. It will also call the police,should the sensors detect an intruder（非法闯入者）. You will open the door using your personal card–the one you use for shopping–maybe using a number known only to you.
6.The author intends to tell the readers that in year 2040 there will be no switches for lights and heaters.
7.According to the passage, people will save much trouble with the help of advanced technology.
8.According to the author, in 2040, new technology will free us from the keys we use today.
9.Thanks to computers, in 2040 people will be controlled by computers.
10.The best title for the passage is “The Development of Science and Technology”.
One day a bookseller（书商）let a big box of books fall on his foot. “Go to see the doctor,” said his wife. “No, “he said. “I’ll wait until the doctor comes into the shop next time. Then I’ll ask him about my foot. If I go to see him, I’ll have to pay him.”
On the next day the doctor came into the shop for some books. When the bookseller was getting them ready, he told the doctor about his bad foot. The doctor looked at it.
“You must put that foot in hot water every night. Then you must put something on it,” said the doctor.
He took out a piece of paper and wrote on it. “Buy this and put it on the foot before you go to bed every night,” he said.
“Thank you,” said the bookseller. “And now, sir, here are your books.”
“How much?” said the doctor.
“Good,” said the doctor. “I shall not have to pay you anything.”
“Why?” asked the bookseller.
“I told you about your foot. I want two pounds for that. If people come to my house, I ask them to pay one pound for a small thing like that. But when I go to their houses, I want two pounds. And I came here, didn’t I?”
11.What happened to the bookseller one day?
A.He lost a box of books.
B.His foot was wounded by a box of books.
C.He lent the doctor a box of books.
D.He sold out all his books.
12.The bookseller’s wife asked him ______.
A.to go out for some medicine
B.to send somebody for a doctor
C.to go to see the doctor
D.to wait for the doctor to come
13.The bookseller didn’t take his wife’s advice because ______.
A.he was afraid of the doctor
B.he didn’t like to take medicine
C.he couldn’t walk by himself
D.he didn’t want to pay the doctor
14.The doctor paid ______ for the books.
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15.The bookseller paid ______ money for seeing the doctor in the end.
C.the same amount of
16.At the _______ of the police, those people ran off in all directions.
17.You’d better wear more clothes. It’s _____cold today.
18.I gave Grace a present but she gave me nothing ________.
19.The manager will not _________ us to use his car.
20.Tom ________ more than twenty pounds on the novel.
Do you often visit museums? Museums are often full ___21___ interesting and beautiful things, but in most museums you can only ___22___ the thing there. You can’t touch them. This is not very interesting for most of us. People want to touch things. They want to use them and play with them. That is ___23___ we learn about things. If we are interested in something, we learn about it more easily. If we are bored we do not learn very much. But some museums are different. For example, at the Boston Children’s Museum, young people can use computers and other modern machines. They can ___24___ make movies and play games there. In this kind of museums children are not bored. They can ___25___ a lot from the museum.
26.I don’t know who broke the window.
27.The girls are busy making preparations for the weekend party.
28.About half of the fruit is ripe.
29.Most students feel satisfied with the progress they’ve made.
30.Bill hit his car into a wall last night.
31.The traffic jams during morning and afternoon rush hours are a headache in big cities now.