1.- I’ll fly to Shanghai on business next Friday.
A.That’s very nice of you.
B.I don’t think so.
C.Can’t you go?
D.Have a good trip.
2.- Paul, _______?
– Oh, that’s my father!And beside him, my mother.
A.what is the person over there
B.who’s talking over there
C.what are they doing
D.which is that
3.- 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.
4.- How can I get to the cinema?
A.It’s very far.
B.Yes, there is a cinema near here.
C.It’s well known.
D.Go down this street and turn left.
5.- Could I borrow your car for a few days?
A.Yes, you may borrow.
B.Yes, go on.
C.Sure, here is the key. Enjoy your journey.
D.It doesn’t matter.
Before you go to another country it is a great help if you know the language and some of the customs of the country. When people meet each other for the first time in Britain, they say “How do you do?” and shake hands. Usually they do not shake hands when they just meet or say goodbye. But they shake hands after they haven’t met for a long time or when they will be away from each other for a long time.
Last year a group of German students went to England for a holiday. Their teacher told them that the English people hardly shake hands. So when they met their English friends at the station, they kept their hands behind their backs. The English students had learned that the Germans shake hands as often as possible, so they put their hands in front and got ready to shake hands with them. It made both of them laugh.
6.It is very helpful if you know the language and some of the customs of the country.
7.English people usually shake hands when they meet for the first time.
8.Usually English people don’t shake hands when they say “How do you do?”.
9.German people hardly shake hands.
10.This story is about customs.
Once James Thornhill, a famous English painter, was asked to paint some pictures on the walls of the king’s palace in England.
Then workers were sent for and a big platform（台子）was made.
With the help of a worker, Thornhill started painting on the platform. They worked for a whole year and at last the pictures were ready.
Thornhill was happy when he looked at the pictures, for they were really beautiful. He looked at them for a long time, and then took one step back and looked again. Now the pictures were even more beautiful. He took another step, then another. Finally he was at the very edge of the platform, but he didn’t know it because he was thinking of his pictures.
The worker saw everything. “What should I do?” he thought. “Thornhill was at the very edge of the platform. If I cry out, he will take another step, fall off it and surely be killed. “So the worker quickly took some paint（漆）and threw it at the pictures.
“What are you doing?” cried the painter, running quickly forward to his pictures.
11.James Thornhill was an English ______.
12.He was ordered to ______.
A.paint the wall of the king’s palace in England
B.paint some pictures on the wall of the palace
C.build a big platform in front of the palace
D.put up some new pictures on the old wall
13.It took them ______ to finish the pictures.
D.half a month
14.James Thornhill felt that the ______ he was from the pictures, the ______ they were.
D.higher above…more good-looking
15.The worker threw some paint at the pictures in order to ______.
A.save James’ life
B.destroy the picture
C.make the picture more beautiful
D.make the king angry
16.That company doesn’t take credit cards, so customers have to pay ______.
17.Neither Jack nor I ________ able to persuade his father to attend the wedding.
18.Neither John ______ his father was able to wake up early enough to catch the morning train.
19.It’s ________ that he was wrong.
20.- Do you want to wait?
– Five days ________ too long for me to wait.
It’s half past four in the afternoon. Meal is ready. There are many things __21__ the table like plates, bowls and glasses. We can see some __22__, eggs and fish on the plates. There are some dumplings, noodles and rice. Oh, there is a big round cake in the middle of the table. There is __23__ to drink, there are five glasses there. One of the glasses is full of milk, two of them are full of coffee and other two __24__ full of coke. There are two bottles of apple juice. That’s great. They are all our __25__ food and drink. I’d like to have them very much. Why are there so many nice things? It’s my birthday.
26.When I just gone out of the building, it began to rain.
27.I think she will change her mind tomorrow.
28.Can you express yourself clearly in English?
29.Transistors are small in size and light in weight.
30.Would you please help me with this heavy box?
31.I was having a nap when suddenly the telephone rang.
My View of the Country Life and Town Life