1.-Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the British Museum?
-Sorry, I ‘m a stranger here.
B.It doesn’t matter
2.-We really enjoy ourselves at the party. Thanks again, Mr. and Mrs. Brown.
-_______.Just drop in whenever you feel like it.
A.Our great honour
B.Nice having you here
C.Nice you are here
3.-How much is that meat, please?
B.Ten yuan a kilo.
C.I like it very much.
D.I don’t like.
4.-Is Kate in, please? I want to ____________ her.
-Sorry, she is out. You’d better call her later.
5.-Don’t take too long at the coffee shop. It’s 14:15.
A.I’ll think it over
B.I See. We have 30 minutes left
C.That’s very kind of you
D.I’m afraid so
Johnny lived with his mother and father in a small town in the mountains.One day there was an earthquake near the town. Many houses were broken. Everyone thought that there would soon be another earthquake.
They were worried that the second earthquake would be worse than the first. “We must send Johnny to a safe place,” Johnny’s mother said to her husband. “Many of our friends are sending their children to relatives in other towns.” “We’ll send him to my brother, Peter,” Johnny’s father said. “He lives a long way away. Johnny will be safe with him.”
He telephoned Johnny’s uncle Peter and asked him if he would let Johnny live with him. “He is a good boy,” he said. “He won’t give you any trouble.” “All right,” Johnny’s uncle Peter said. “But I’m not used to children. I live a very quiet and peaceful life.” “You won’t know Johnny’s in the house,” his father told him. So Johnny, who was eight, went to live with his uncle.
Two days later, his mother and father received a telegram from Peter. It said, “A returning child. Please send earthquake.”
6.Johnny and his parents lived in the mountains.
7.Johnny’s parents sent him away because they did not want him to get hurt.
8.Uncle Peter liked to live with Johnny very much.
9.Uncle Peter sent Johnny back home because there was an earthquake in his town.
10.Johnny certainly made some trouble in his uncle’s house.
Have you ever known a married couple who just didn’t seem suitable for each other – yet they are both happy in the marriage, and you don’t know why?
I know of such a couple. The man, Alexander, is strong and tall. He is a successful sales man, is active in charities, and plays golf every Saturday with friends. His wife, Christina, on the other hand, is small, quiet and a complete housewife. She doesn’t even like to go out to dinner. But they are a textbook couple, who love and respect each other.
What mysterious force drives us into the arms of one person, while pushing us away from another who may be equally charming? According to John Money, professor of medical psychology at Johns Hopkins University, one of the most important factors is our “love map” – a group of messages encoded in our brains that describes our likes and dislikes. It shows our preferences in hair, eye color, voice, smell and body shape. It also shows the kind of personality we are fond of, whether it’s warm, friendly, strong or silent.
In short, we fall in love with those people who most clearly fit our love map. And this love map is largely drawn in childhood. When we’re kids, parents are the center of our attention, and we are the center of theirs. So parents’ characteristics leave an important impression and we are somewhat attracted to people with their facial features, body types, personality and even sense of humor.
The mother has an additional influence on her sons: she not only gives them clues to what they will find attractive in a partner, but also affects how they feel about women in general. Just as mothers influence their sons’ general feelings toward women, fathers influence their daughters’ general feelings about men. If a father, for example, praise his daughter and shows that she is a worthwhile person, she’ll feel very good about herself in relation to men.
11.The best title for this passage is ______.
A.Solving Problems for Unsuitable Couples
B.Love Map and its Effects on Our Marriage
C.How Parents’ Personalities Affect Children
D.The Love Story of Alexander and Christina
12.The second paragraph is to ______.
A.give an example of seemingly unfit couples
B.teach new couples how to respect each other
C.explain the force that makes us charming
D.disagree with the opinion of the “love map”
13.The “love map” is a group of messages describing our ______.
B.knowledge and art
C.likes and dislikes
14.We formed our “love map” mostly when we are ______.
15.Mothers can influence their sons’ preferences in these aspects EXCEPT ______.
16.Don’t forget ________ the window before leaving the room.
A.to have closed
17.-The reason I did not go abroad was _____ a job in my home town.
C.that I got
D.because of getting
18.The workers are busy ____models for the exhibition.
19.________ you are leaving tomorrow, we can have dinner together tonight.
20.There ________ a book and some magazines on the desk.
From Monday to Friday most people are busy working or studying, but in the evenings and weekends they are free and __21__ themselves. Some watch television or go to the movies, others take part in sports. This is decided by their own interests.
There are many different ways to spend our free time. Almost everyone has some kind of __22__. It may be something from colleting stamps to making model planes. Some hobbies are very expensive, but others don’t cost anything at all. Some collections are worth a lot of money, others are valuable only to their owners.
I know a man who has a coin collection worth several __23__ dollars. A short time ago he bought a rare fifty-cent piece which cost him $250! He was very happy about this collection and thought the price was all right. On the other hand, my youngest brother collects match boxes. He has almost 600 kinds of them, but I wonder __24__ they are worth any money. However, to my brother they are quite valuable. __25__ makes him happier than to find a new match box for his collection.
That’s what a hobby means, I think. It is something we like to do in our free time just for the fun of it. The value in dollars is not important, but the pleasure it gives us is.
26.Please move your chair to the window.
27.I’m not an English major student.
28.Beijing Olympic Games can make Chinese people work harder.
29.This pair of shoes cost me 260 yuan.
30.We have made little progress.
31.Yeah, but they play the same songs over and over again.
I have many hobbies, such as sports, singing, playing the violin and keeping a diary. I like sports very much. I go running at five o’clock in the morning. After classes in the afternoon, I play table-tennis with my friends. These sports have kept me healthy. At home, I like to sing and play the violin.
I practice singing and playing the violin every day. Busy as I am, I am quite happy. Of all my hobbies I like reading books best. In my bedroom there are nearly six hundred books. There are story books, textbooks, magazines, and others. All these books have enriched my knowledge.