1.- Can I help you, sir?
A.No, I don’t need your help.
B.Yes. I’d like to withdraw some money.
C.Well, leave me alone.
D.Don’t bother me!
2.- I wonder if I could use your computer tonight?
– ___________ I’m not using it right now.
A.Sure, here you are.
B.I don’t know.
C.It doesn’t matter.
3.- Excuse me, how much is the jacket?
– It’s 499 Yuan. ________
A.Oh, no. That’s OK!
B.How do you like it?
C.Which do you prefer?
D.Would you like to try it on?
4.- It’s rather cold in here. Do you mind if I close the window?
D.I don’t like it.
5.- Do you mind my smoking here?
B.Yes, I do.
C.Yes. I’d rather not.
Peter arrived home and discovered that he had forgotten his door key. He rang the bell, but nobody came to open the door. He rang again, and waited, but still there was no answer. He walked around the house to see if he could find an open window. But they were all closed. It was beginning to rain and he did not know what to do. Dorothy, his wife, had obviously gone out, and he did not know where she had gone, or when she would return. He waited for half an hour. Still nobody came. Finally feeling wet and angry, he picked up a big stone and threw it through the kitchen window and was climbing through it. When he heard the front door open, his wife came back.
6.Peter could not open the door with his key one day.
7.It was raining that day.
8.He threw a big stone through a window to get into his house.
9.His wife came back when he was walking around the house.
10.Peter walked around the house to see if he could find that somebody could help him.
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.He likes to swim _______.
A.and to play football
B.and playing football
C.but play football
D.and he also likes playing football
17.The top of the Great Wall is ________ for five horses to go side by side.
18.________ you are leaving tomorrow, we can have dinner together tonight.
19.You had better ________ a doctor as soon as possible.
20.Nancy is considered to be ________ the other students in her class.
B.the most intelligent
C.intelligent as well
D.as intelligent as
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.It is known to all that exercises are good for health.
27.There’s a party at my house this Friday.
28.I read the local newspapers with great interest every evening.
29.Both Ann and Mary are suitable for the job.
30.Are you fond of music?
31.He prefers coffee to tea.