– I’m suffering from a stomachache.
A.Are you feeling better?
B.Why are you here?
C.Are you pleased?
D.What’s the matter with you?
2.I think he is a good lecturer.
A.Sorry, it doesn’t matter.
B.So do I.
C.Yes. It’s a good idea.
D.I don’t mind.
3.- 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.
4.Good-bye for now.
A.The same to you.
D.Long time no see.
5.Thank you for calling.
A.Don’t mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
Now, you’ll be coming back here to brush up your English, so you’ll want to make as much conversation as possible. Whatever you do, don’t stay in a place full of overseas students, especially if they come from our country. This is fatal. Don’t believe all the stories you hear about how unfriendly the English are. It’s just that many of them are a little shy, and they have this idea about minding their own business. In a train, or restaurant, for example, or anywhere else they will talk to you; but you must break the ice first. Then see them talk! Any subject will do–the weather, their dogs,food. Pardon me, not any subject. Don’t be nosy (爱打听的) about their private life, their incomes and expenditures, or their ages. These English worship (尊重) their privacy. Avoid religion too. The best place to talk is in pubs, but as you are a girl, go with someone else, and don’t go to the pubs in Piccadilly, Leicester Square and so on. Find one near where you are living and go there regularly. Someone’s bound to talk to you. Oh! Make sure to let them see you are a foreigner. Pretend to have difficulty in ordering, or something. That should be easy enough.
6.The writer suggests that they had better not stay in a place where there are a lot of young people.
7.According to the passage, we should believe the English are mostly friendly.
8.We can talk about anything with English except their dogs.
9.According to the passage, if you want to talk with the English, usually you have to talk to them first.
10.The best place to talk to the English is in a restaurant.
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.In order to _______ your goals, you must work hard.
17.On my left _______ a wide river; on my right, a dark forest.
18.We came finally _________ the conclusion that she has been telling lies all the time.
19.- It’s a good idea. But who’s going to_________ the plan?
– I think John and Peter will.
20.- Write to me when you get home.
– OK, I _______.
Sometimes people are cheated by dress. Once，a great scholar went to a party. As he was very simply __21__，he could not go inside. So he returned home and put on his __22__ clothes. He went back to the party and was given a warm reception. In the time of the dinner he did not eat but was talking to his clothes．The host came and asked what was __23__. The scholar told him what happened. Since he was admitted only __24__ his dress，he was talking to his dress. The host regretted about it and asked for the pardon of the scholar. Though dress may be，to some extent(某种程度上)，__25__ to judge a person，that alone will not be sufficient.
26.That team withdrew from the match as a protest against the unfair referee.
27.You must always remember not to cheat in exams.
28.Can I download this material without paying any money?
29.How are you doing these days?
30.The doctor had no choice but reach out to their colleagues across the nation.
31.If you decided to learn a new language, you would have to devote all your efforts to it.
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