1.- Did you know that David injured his leg yesterday?
– Really? _______
A.Who did that?
B.What’s wrong with him?
C.How did that happen?
D.Why was he so careless?
2.- Do you like to play basketball?
B.No. Xiaowang does not like it.
C.I am crazy about it.
D.I am pleased about it.
– He teaches physics in a school.
A.What does your father do?
B.Who is your father?
C.What is your father doing?
D.Where is your father now?
4.- Could I speak to Don Watkins, please？
B.Oh, how are you？
5.- Excuse me, could you show me the way to the nearest post office?
– ______Oh yes! Two blocks away from here at the Green Avenue. You can’t miss it.
A.I beg your pardon?
B.What do you mean?
D.Mm, let me think.
In the water around New York city is a very small island called Liberty Island. On Liberty Island there is a very special statue called the Statue of Liberty. It is one of the most famous sightsin the world.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. The statue was made by a French sculptor named Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The inner support system was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the same man who made the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Liberty, of course, means freedom, and the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of U.S independence from England. The statue was built in France, taken apart piece by piece, and then rebuilt in the United States. It was opened for the public on October 28, 1886.
As you might expect, the statue is very big. Visitors can ride an elevator from the ground to the bottom of the statue. If they want, they can then walk up 168 steps to reach the head of the statue where they can look out and enjoy the beautiful sight of the city of New York.
6.A good title for this selection is The Statue of Liberty.
7.The word “sights”in the first paragraph means the power of seeing.
8.The statue was built on Liberty Island.
9.We may conclude that the elevator does not go to the top.
10.The man who made the part of the statue that we can see on the outside was Bartholdi.
How men first learnt to invent words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a mystery. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thought and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to present those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken or written in letters, we call words.
The power of words, then, lies in their associations – the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meaning for us by experience; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the glad and sad events of our past; and the more we read and learn, the more the number of words that mean something increases.
Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words which appeal powerfully to our minds and emotions. This charming and telling use of words is what we call literary style. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can convey his meaning in words which sing like music and which by their position and association can move men to tears. We should therefore learn to choose our words carefully and use them accurately, or they will make our speech silly and vulgar.
11.The origin of language is _________.
A.a legend handed down from the past
B.a matter that is hidden or secret
C.a question difficult to answer
D.a problem not yet solved
12.What is true about words?
A.They are used to express feelings only.
B.They can not be written down.
C.They are simply sounds.
D.They are mysterious.
13.The real power of words consists in their ______.
14.By “association” in the last paragraph, the author means ______.
A.a special quality
B.a joining of ideas in the mind
C.an appearance which is puzzling
D.a strange feature
15.Which of the following statements about the real poet is NOT true?
A.He is no more than a master of words.
B.He can convey his ideas in words which sing like music.
C.He can move men to tears.
D.His style is always charming.
16.John and Alice got _______ last year in Las Vegas.
17.Either the shirts or the sweater ______ a good buy.
18.I fell and hurt myself while I ________ basketball yesterday.
19.- It’s a good idea. But who’s going to_________ the plan?
– I think John and Peter will.
20.- _______ is your girl friend like?
– She is very kind and good-looking.
Mr. Clarke works in a middle school. He likes reading and often borrows some books from the library. He keeps ___21___ to the radio every morning and reading newspapers after supper. So he knows much and teaches well. His students worship（崇拜）him very much.
Mike, Mr. Clarke’s little son, is only nine. He ___22___ likes reading books. And he often asks his father some qusetions. Mr. Clarke always thinks he’s too ___23___ to understand him and chooses the easiest ones to answer. Of course the boy is not pleased with that.
One day Mike read ___24___ about the lights and was interested in it. When his father told him to do some housework, he went on thinking of it. He asked him ___25___ questions, and his father answered all. Then his father said proudly, “Fathers always know more than sons!”
The boy thought for a while and said, “I don’t think so!”
26.No matter how much it cost, he had to get the car fixed.
27.I’m now a distance education student.
28.Your composition is well written, but there’s still some room for improvement.
29.Trees need water to grow.
30.He didn’t need to attend the meeting.
31.This place has plentiful material resources.
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