1.- Excuse me, is this the Sale’s Department?
A.I’m afraid you have the wrong number.
B.You are wrong.
C.What’s wrong with you?
D.What are you talking about?
2.- Is it possible for you to work late tonight?
A.I like it.
B.I’ll do that.
C.I’d love to.
D.I think so.
3.- Must I take a taxi?
– No, you ________ . You can take my car.
A.had better to
D.don’t have to
4.- Would you like something to drink? What about a cup of tea?
B.No, I wouldn’t.
C.Yes, I want.
D.Yes, I like.
5.- Thank you for inviting me.
A.I really had a happy time.
B.Oh, it’s too late.
C.Thank you for coming.
D.Oh, so slowly?
Long ago, there was a rich man. He had a very big house with a lot of treasures. He had many servants to look after it for a few days. One day, two silver saucers were stolen from the cupboard. After a few days, another two saucers were stolen again. The rich man was very angry. He thought, “Someone must have stolen them. I must catch the thief, or another two saucers would be stolen in a few days.”
Then he had an idea. He called in all his servants and said, “Some of my silver saucers have disappeared. Someone among you must have taken them. Who has taken them?”
The servants looked at one another and kept quiet. The rich man said,” I shall catch the thief myself. I am giving each of you a stick. Look, all the sticks are of the same length. Keep the sticks. Bring them back tomorrow. The thief’s stick will grow two centimeters longer.”
That evening, Salleh, one of the servants, went home sadly. His wife asked him, “Why are you so sad this evening?”
“This stick will grow two centimeters longer tomorrow because I have taken the silver saucers,” he said.
“Oh, don’t worry. Cut off two centimeters from the stick,” his wife said. “In other words, your stick will be of the same length as any of the other sticks.”
When Salleh heard this, he was very happy. At once, he cut off two centimeters from the stick with a knife.
The next day, each of the servants brought back his stick. The rich man then measured each of the sticks. He found Salleh’s stick shorter by two centimeters, Salleh was the thief. He was caught and put into prison. The rich man got back the stolen saucers.
6.The silver saucers were kept in a box.
7.The rich man found six silver saucers were stolen.
8.The rich man gave each of his servants a stick of the same length.
9.The next day, the rich man knew that Salleh was the thief because Salleh’s stick was shorter by two centimeters.
10.Salleh did as what his wife told him.
In the United States, it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning. If you telephone him early in the day, while he is shaving or having breakfast, the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention. The same meaning is attached to telephone calls made after 11:00 pm. If someone receives a call during sleeping hours, he assumes it’s a matter of life or death. The time chosen for the call communicates its importance.
In social life, time plays a very important part. In the U.S.A. guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three or four days before the party date. But it is not true in all countries. In other areas of the world, it may be considered foolish to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week away tend to be forgotten. The meaning of time differs in different parts of the world. Thus, misunderstandings arise between people from different cultures that treat time differently. Promptness is valued highly in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible. In the U.S. no one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour, it would be too impolite. A person, who is 5 minutes late, will say a few words of explanation, though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.
11.What is the main idea of this passage? ________
A.It is not customary to telephone someone in the morning and in sleeping hours in the U.S.
B.The role of time in social life over the world.
C.If people are late, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible in the U.S.
D.Not every country treats the concept of time as the same.
12.What does it mean in the passage if you call someone during his or her sleeping hours? _______
A.A matter of work.
B.A matter of life or death.
C.You want to see him or her.
D.You want to make an appointment with him or her.
13.Which of the following time is proper if you want to make an appointment with your friend in the U.S. A.?
A.at 7:00 am
B.at 4:00 pm
C.at the midnight
D.at 4 am
14.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? ________
A.In the U.S.A. guests tend to feel they are highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three or four days before the party date.
B.No misunderstandings arise between people from different cultures about the concept of time.
C.It may be considered foolish to make an appointment well in advance in the U.S.A..
D.Promptness is valued highly in American life.
15.From the passage we can safely infer that _______
A.it’s a matter of life or death if you call someone in day time.
B.the meaning of time differs in different parts of the world.
C.it makes no difference in the U.S. whether you are early or late for a business party.
D.if a person is late for a date, he needn’t make some explanation.
16.- How is he getting along with his work?
– Oh, he is on the ______ to becoming the most highly paid man in the company.
17.____ she survived the accident is miracle.
18.We’ve missed the last bus. I’m afraid we have no ________ but to take a taxi.
19.Measles(麻疹) ________ a long time to get over.
20.Twenty people were ________ wounded in the air crash.
You may think there is only sand in the desert of the world, but it is not true. In the desert, as we know, there is a little rain and it is not ___21___ for most plants. Still we can see some plants live in the desert.
There is water in some places in the deserts. We call these places oases(绿州). In the oases, there are villages and towns. People grow all kinds of vegetables and rice in the fields there. People ___22___ live outside the oases. They have camels, sheep and other animals. These animals live ___23___ the desert plants for their food and do not need any water. The animals are useful to the desert people in many ways. They eat the meat and drink the milk of the animals. They use the camels for carrying water, food, and something else.
The people of the desert have to keep ___24___ from place to place. They must always look for grass or desert plants for their animals. When there is no more food for their animals, they move to another place. The desert people are ___25___. Every one in the desert likes to help the people in trouble and give them food and water.
26.I’m going to run for the bus as soon as the bell rings.
27.It’s never too late to learn.
28.I hope we can have some snow this winter.
29.Could you tell me where the post office is?
30.People all over the world are trying to help the people in the quake-stricken areas.
31.Both Ann and Mary are suitable for the job.