1.- Have you been to Paris?
A.No, I didn’t go there last year.
B.No, but I hope to go there next year.
C.Paris is a nice place to visit.
D.No, it was a long time ago.
2.- Thank you for calling.
A.Don’t mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
3.- I’m sorry. I am late due to the heavy traffic.
A.Well, it’s OK.
B.No, it’s all right.
C.You are welcome.
D.You are wrong.
4.- Please help yourself to the seafood.
A.No, I can’t.
B.Sorry, I can’t help.
C.Well, seafood don’t suit.
D.Well, I’m afraid I don’t like seafood.
5.- Hello, I’m Harry Potter.
– Hello, my name is Charles Green, but ______.
A.call my Charles
B.call me at Charles
C.call me Charles
D.call Charles me
In Europe many people died during the Second World War. As a result, at the end of the war there were many orphans there. A man called Hermann Gmeiner wanted to help these children.
His idea was simple. He wanted orphans to have a home, and he wanted them to have the care and kindness of parents. Gmeiner asked people to give him some money. With this money he built the first SOS Children’s Village at Imst, in Austria. It opened in 1949. This is how the SOS Children’s Village started. The letters SOS stand for “Save Our Souls.” This means “Please help us!”. An SOS Children’s Village gives help to orphans.
Hermann Gmeiner’s idea for helping orphans soon spread all over the world. By 1983 there were 170 SOS Children’s Villages in the world. People in many countries give money to help the villages. Today the children from the first village are grown up. Now some of them work in other SOS Children’s Villages.
In SOS Villages orphans live in family groups. There are several houses in each village. The biggest villages have 40 or 50 houses! Between seven and ten children live in a house. A woman lives with each group of children and looks after them. She gives the children a lot of love and kindness. She cooks for them and makes comfortable, happy home for them. The children go to school, they go out with their friends and they go into town.
6.An orphan is a child ,who has no parents.
7.Gmeiner built the first SOS Children’s Village with the money people gave him.
8.There are about 30 houses in the biggest SOS Children’s Village.
9.We can conclude from the article that the money for helping the SOS Villages mainly comes from the orphans themselves.
10.A woman lives with each group of children and looks after them.
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
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.My father is leaving ______Shanghai tomorrow.
17.Modern machinery _______ been installed in this newly-built factory.
18.Eggs, though rich in nourishments, have ______ of fat.
A.a large number
B.the large number
C.a large amount
D.the large amount
19.I don’t know the park, but it’s______ to be quite beautiful.
20.I often see ______ the road on his way home.
Traffic accidents killed more than 104,000 people in China last year. Chinese cities have more cars than before. Every day many people are ___21___ while they cross the road. Most of ___22___ are old people and children. Old people are often killed because they usually can’t see clearly or hear very well. ___23___ are killed because they are careless.
A car, truck or bus can’t stop very quickly if it is going very fast. The faster a car is traveling, the longer it takes to stop. But people walking in the street do not always understand this. It’s ___24___ for people to know how fast a car is traveling.
The new traffic laws were put into use ___25___ May 1st, 2004. The new traffic laws will make the streets safer for walking and driving.
26.I’m going to visit a friend of mine this Sunday.
27.Students can study by themselves through school network.
28.This TV channel has too many commercials.
29.Would you please help me with this heavy box?
30.A friend of mine from high school is working in England now.
31.He has taught English in this university ever since he moved to this city.
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