1.― Pleased to meet you!
A.Pleased to meet you ,too.
B.How do you do?
C.I’ve heard about you.
D.The pleasure is mine.
2.- Could I speak to Don Watkins, please？
B.Oh, how are you？
3.- Who’s speaking?
– This is Tom ________.
4.- This box is too heavy for me to carry it upstairs.
A.You may ask for help.
B.I’ll give you a hand.
C.Please do me a favor.
D.I’d come to help.
5.- Could I borrow your car for a few days?
A.Yes, you may borrow.
B.Yes, go on.
C.Sure, here is the key. Enjoy your journey.
D.It doesn’t matter.
A poor boy, who had not enough money to buy a meal, stopped one hot summer at noon before an eating-house. The boss of the restaurant told him several times to go away，but the boy could not leave the wonderful smell. At last, the cook came out of the restaurant. Taking hold of his arm, he declared that the boy had been feeding upon the smell of their food. He asked the boy to pay half the price of a meal. The poor fellow said that he neither could nor would pay.
At that moment, a police happened to pass. He said to the boy, “You have been feasting one of senses with the good smell of this man’s meat, you should satisfy one of his senses. How much money do you have?”
“I have only two pence in all the world, sir and I must buy some bread.”
“Never mind,”answered the policeman,“Take your two pence between your hands. Now rattle them loudly.”
The boy did so, and the officer, turning to the cook, said, “Now, sir, I think he had paid you the smell of your delicious food. The smell of your food rewarded his nostrils（鼻孔）and the sound of his money rewarded your ears.”
This decision gave more satisfaction to the bystanders than to the cook, but it was the only payment he could get.
6.The cook asked the boy to give him some money for feeding on the smell of the food.
7.The boy reported what happened to the police in the police station.
8.The police asked the boy to make noises with the two pence.
9.The cook finally got some money.
10.The policeman was not satisfied with the solution.
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.The twin brothers are only _______ in appearance.
17.If you observe more closely, Margaret is _______ of the two girls.
18.______ the War of Independence, the United States was an English colony.
19.Sunday is the day ____people usually don’t go to work.
20.A pair of spectacles ________ what I need at the moment.
If you asked high school girls to name their favorite sports, most would probably say basketball or volleyball. I happen to be one of the few girls who would ___21___: surfing. But isn’t that a boy thing? Some people wonder. Most would certainly not.
I started surfing about five years ago and ___22___ in love with the sport on the very first day. Riding that first wave was the best feeling I had ever ___23___.
When I try to compare surfing with other things, I find it very difficult because, in my ___24___, there’s nothing like it. It involves body, mind, and soul. There’s sand between my toes and cool, salt water all ___25___ us. The feeling I get when I’m surfing across that water, becoming one with the ocean, is like I’m weightless.
26.These five boys failed in their English exam last term.
27.I was born in the city which you visited last year.
28.The old man was knocked down by a taxi when he was crossing the street.
29.I knocked on his door but nobody came to answer it.
30.There is a large amount of energy wasted due to friction(摩擦).
31.Life is meaningless without a purpose.
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