1.- My brother fell off his bike and hurt himself.
A.How careless he was!
B.I’m sorry to hear that.
C.That’s too bad.
D.I’m bad to hear that.
2.- How tall is your sister?
A.She is not very well.
B.She is 28 years old.
C.She is very nice.
D.She is as tall as I am.
3.- Unbelievable! I have failed the driving test again!
– _______ This is not the end of the world.
4.- Hello, how are you?
A.Hello, how are you?
B.How do you do?
C.Fine, thank you.
5.- What’s wrong with you, dear?
A.I didn’t go to school.
B.I have a terrible headache.
C.I took the kids shopping today.
D.It is a beautiful dress.
Agnes Miller was one of the earliest leaders of the women’s liberation movement in the United States. She was born on a farm in Missouri in 1892. She had a very happy life as a child. She was the only daughter and the youngest child of five. Her parents and her brothers always treated her as their favorite.
In 1896 the family moved to Chicago. Three years later they moved back to St. Louis where Agnes spent the rest of her childhood. She enjoyed her years in school and was a very good student of mathematics. She was also quite good as a painter.
It was when Agnes went off to college that she first learned that women were not treated as equals. She didn’t like being treated unequally but she tried not to notice it. After graduating from college she tried to get a job in her major field, physics. She soon found it was almost impossible for a woman.
Agnes spent a full year looking for a job. Finally she gave up in anger. She began writing letters to various newspapers. An editor in New York liked her ideas very much. He specially liked her style. He asked her to do a series of stories on the difficulties that women had in finding a job. And there she began her great fight for equal rights for women.
6.Agnes parents treated her as their favorite, which made her brothers sad.
7.The Millers moved back to Chicago in 1896.
8.Agnes studied mathematics when she was in college.
9.Agnes first came to realize that women were treated unequally when she started her college life.
10.An editor in New York liked both the ideas in her letters and her writing style.
When I was a little girl, my brothers and I collected stamps for many years. My mother didn’t use to work during the week, but she worked in the post office near our house on Saturdays, and she used to bring home all the new stamps as soon as they were issued (发行).
On the day of the World Cup football final in London in 1966, we were very excited because England were playing West Germany in the final. When we were having lunch, my mother told us to go to the post office straightaway after the match if England won, but she didn’t tell us why. At 2 o’clock my mother went back to work as usual, while the rest of the family were watching the football on TV at home. Although she wasn’t watching the match, she was listening to it on the radio.
England won 4:2 and so my brothers and I ran to the post office. As we burst in, my mother was standing behind the counter. She was waiting to sell us a very special limited edition with ENGLAND WINNERS on each stamp. We were over the moon.
We still have it today，and perhaps it is worth a lot of money.
11.This passage mainly tells us ______.
A.the author and her brother used to like stamps very much
B.the author had a very kind mother
C.the author and her brothers had an unforgettable experience in collecting stamps
D.their mother used to support them by working in the post office
12.According to the passage, her mother worked in the post office ______.
A.during the week
D.for six days
13.Their mother told them to go to the post office straightaway after the match if England won, but she didn’t tell them why. Why do you think she did that?
A.She wanted to give them a surprise.
B.She doubted if she would get the stamps.
C.She forgot to do that.
D.She thought it unnecessary to tell them the reason.
14.What does the sentence “We were over the moon.” mean?
A.We jumped high.
B.We were extremely happy about it.
C.We watched the moon for a long time.
D.We couldn’t sleep the whole night.
15.What is the best title for this passage?
C.A Precious Stamp
D.A Memorable Experience in Collecting Stamps
16.I invited Joe and Linda to dinner, but ________of them came.
17.Unfortunately, his father ________ in the traffic accident yesterday.
18.- I am very _______ with my own cooking. It looks nice and smells delicious.
– Mm, it does have a _______ smell.
19.When Lily came home at 5 p.m. yesterday, her mother _____dinner in the kitchen.
20.______ the War of Independence, the United States was an English colony.
Water can be found everywhere in the world. But in some places water is __21__ to get. What happens when a town has such a problem? A small town in America found a way out.
It is a very dry place and there is little rain there. The town had no water of its own. The people there got water from a river 300 miles away. As __22__ people came to live in the town, more water __23__, and things went from bad to worse. Now water had to be brought in from 600 miles away.
All these cost a great deal of money.
In most places, water is used and then thrown away. But scientists in the town tried to find a way to __24__ the dirty water. Then the water could be used again in many ways. In the past few years five man-made lakes have been dug. Here people can swim, fish and go boating. Famers have more water for their __25__. Several new factories have been put up. Now the people have enough water. The town has saved its water and also saved itself.
26.Stay here before I get back.
27.He was too tired to go on reading.
28.My problem is that I don’t have much time to do the work.
29.The Olympic Games is an international sports event that takes place every four years.
30.Could you tell me where the post office is?
31.Ted and William have lived under the same roof for five years.
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