1.- What’s the most popular sport in your university?
A.Football, I suppose.
B.China against Japan.
C.It’s a close match.
D.It’s my favorite.
2.Good morning, may I speak to Mark, please?
B.Who’s that speaking?
C.Who are you?
D.Who wants to speak to Mark?
3.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.
4.- Could I speak to Don Watkins, please？
B.Oh, how are you？
5.- How was your trip to London, Jane?
A.Oh, wonderful indeed.
B.I went there alone.
C.The guide showed me the way.
D.By plane and by bus.
Have you ever felt your mind getting confused after a sleepless night? You couldn’t come up with an original thought no matter how hard you tried.
You were probably right if you thought that was caused by a lack of sleep. Dr. Home, a sleep researcher in England, studied 24 college students. One group got their normal eight hours of sleep. The other group didn’t get the smallest amount of sleep－they stayed awake all night. The next day, Dr. Home tested the students. He asked them questions that required creative and original thinking. One of the questions was “How many uses can a cardboard box be put to?”
The results? The wide-awake students did well on the tests. The tired students did poorly. Research has already shown that tired people can do okay on tests of routine thinking, like simple addition. But Dr. Home tested creative thinking only.
As part of his study, he offered an amount of money as a reward to the sleepy students if they did well. But even this encouragement wasn’t enough to help the students overcome their tiredness. They still did poorly. Dr. Home believes that the cerebral cortex－the part of the brain where thinking takes place－may get worn out during waking hours. Sleep may help to repair the brain overnight. Without any sleep, he emphasizes, “even if you concentrate harder, you cannot do better.”
This study gives people something to think about, especially people like hospital workers and airline pilots, who must stay awake all night and then make emergency decisions.
6.According to the passage, the confusion of your mind is possibly due to the lack of sleep.
7.Tired people can do everything EXCEPT telling other people their names.
8.The purpose for Dr. Home to offer a lot of money to the sleepy students is to encourage them to do better.
9.Students might be better instructed in their work after reading this passage.
10.A foolish man with good sleep may answer creative question well.
Today Newton is a very clean place. Many years ago, however, there were millions of rats in it. They attacked the cats and dogs. Sometimes a great number of them knocked down a man or woman walking home at night. The rats were very large in size and they harmed many people.
The Government ordered everybody to kill rats. Most people were lazy, so they didn’t kill many. The Government promised to pay some money for each dead rat. That made the people very happy. They killed thousands of rats everyday. A Government officer put all the dead rats in a big pile. Sometimes a man brought hundreds in one day.
After two weeks there were not many rats in the city, but people still brought many rats to the Government office. The Government officer thought that people were stealing dad rats from the pile. He ordered his men to dig a deep hole and put the rats in it. Soon there were no more rats, and the Government didn’t pay any more money.
11.Newton is a place which ______.
A.used to be very clean
B.is no longer a city
C.is very clean
D.will be very clean
12.When the Government first ordered the people to kill rats, the people ______.
A.asked for some money for each dead rat
B.stole dead rats from the pile
C.were too lazy to kill many rats
D.killed nearly all the rats quickly
13.The people killed rats ______.
A.to get money from the Government
B.to help the Government make the city clean
C.to make the Government officer happy
D.to protect（保护）their cats and dogs
14.A deep hole was dug so that ______.
A.the rats couldn’t come out to attack people at night
B.people could take rats from it easily
C.people would kill more rats
D.nobody could take any rats from the pile
15.What is the best topic for this passage?
A.How to Kill Rats
B.Newton一A City of Rats
C.How Newton Became a Very Clean Place
D.How Newton Became a Famous City
16.Charlie thinks money will ______ all his problems.
17.We are disappointed to find that the quality of the products here _______ very poor.
18.Eggs, though rich in nourishments, have ______ of fat.
A.a large number
B.the large number
C.a large amount
D.the large amount
19.Tom ________ more than twenty pounds on the novel.
20.It was well known that Thomas Edison _____ the electric lamp.
Two women on a train were arguing. At last one of them called the conductor. She said, “If the window is open, I will ___21___ cold. And I’ll probably.”
The other woman said, “But if the window is shut, I will die. I will ___22___ in breathing.”
The conductor didn’t know what to do.
A man had been listening all the time. He said he had ___23___.
“First open the window. That will kill ___24___.” he said. “Next shut it. That will kill ___25___. Then we can have peace.”
26.Every student has free access to all the sources in the library.
27.What did I say to cause you to do that?
28.How long will it take us to get there?
29.This place has plentiful material resources.
30.I hurried to my office.
31.I slept soundly all night.
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