1.- Congratulations! You won the first prize in today’s speech contest.
A.Yes, I beat the others.
B.No, no, I didn’t do it well.
D.It’s a pleasure.
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.- I’m sorry I broke your mirror.
A.It’s OK with me.
B.It doesn’t matter.
C.You are welcome.
D.I don’t care.
4.- 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?
5.- Unbelievable! I have failed the driving test again!
– _______ This is not the end of the world.
High in the Swiss Alps many years ago, there lived a lonely shepherd（牧羊人）boy who longed for a friend to share his evenings. One night he saw three old men, each holding a glass.
The first old man said：“Drink this liquid and you shall be victorious in battle.”
The second old man said：“Drink this liquid and you shall have countless riches.”
The last old man said：“I offer you the happiness of music—–the horn（号角）.”
The boy chose the third glass, The next day, he came upon a great horn, ten feet in length, When he put his lips to it, a beautiful melody（旋律） floated across the valley. He had found a friend.
So goes the legend（传说） of the horn. First known in the ninth century, the horn was used by herdsmen to call cattle, for its deep tones echoed across the mountainsides. Even today, on a quiet summer evening, its music can be heard floating among the peaks.
6.The passage tells us his lonely job about the shepherd boy.
7.The boy choose to drink the glass offered by the last old man because the boy was thirsty.
8.After the shepherd boy found the horn, he discovered it was like a new-found friend.
9.Today the horn is heard in the Swiss Alps when it rains.
10.The Legend of the Horn would be the best title for the passage.
The residents of 24 Acacia Grove were dissatisfied with the condition of the property, so John Preston called a meeting to discuss things last week. At the meeting John suggested setting up a residents’ committee. Everyone was so worried and angry about the agent’s inactivity that they agreed, and they elected John as Chairman of the committee. Many residents said that they were tired of telephoning the agent and tired of complaining about the flats. Although the agent was responsible for the flats, they thought that he didn’t do enough. Therefore John was asked to write to the agent and say that they were disappointed with the management of the flats.
The next service payment was due at the end of the month. However, they agreed not to pay it until they were happy with the plans to improve the property. They decided to tell the agent that he must start the work within one month. They all went away very pleased with themselves.
11.Why did John Preston call a meeting last week?
A.Because the residents were dissatisfied with the present residents’ committee.
B.Because the residents were dissatisfied with the bad management of the flats.
C.Because some residents requested to change the present residents’ committee.
D.Because he wanted to become Chairman of the committee.
12.Who elected John as Chairman of the committee?
13.What does the word “inactivity” mean in the third sentence in Para. 1?
D.Lack of actions
14.What does the word “due” mean in the first sentence of Para. 2？
A.to be paid
15.When did they agree to pay the next service payment?
A.At the end of the month.
B.Within one month.
C.When they were happy with the plans to improve the property.
D.The agent would tell them.
16.The football match had to be _________ owing to the bad weather.
17.The retired man is used to ________ his two dogs early in the morning.
18.She wonders ____will happen to her private life in the future.
19.Tom ________ more than twenty pounds on the novel.
20.We came finally _________ the conclusion that she has been telling lies all the time.
Mr Black had two cats. One was very big and ___21___ was quite small. He liked them very much. One day, Mr Green, a friend of his, came to see him. When he saw two holes ___22___ the door–a large hole and a small one, he was surprised and said, “My dear friend, why ___23___ two holes in your door?”
“Let the cats in and out, of course,” Mr Black answered.
“___24___ why are there two holes? Isn’t one hole enough?” asked his friend.
“___25___ can the big cat go through the small hole?” he said.
26.Jim was clever, but he does not work hard.
27.He was happy with his new car, and drove to work in it the next day.
28.Playing the sport you like is an important part of a person’s life.
29.The People’s Republic of China (PRC), founded on October 1, 1949, covers an area of 9.6 million square kilometers.
30.I hurried to my office.
31.What kind of life do most people enjoy?