1.I didn’t mean to do that. Please forgive me.
A.Not too bad.
B.That’s all right.
C.It’s a pleasure.
2.- I hear you got through your exam. Congratulations!
A.No. I didn’t do well enough.
B.Who told you that?
D.Yes, I got a good mark.
3.Good-bye for now.
A.The same to you.
D.Long time no see.
4.Is that seat taken?
A.Please don’t worry.
B.I don’t think so.
D.It’s very nice.
5.Are you going on holiday for a long time?
A.It was a long time.
B.Two weeks ago.
C.No. Only a couple of days.
D.Not long time ago.
Hobbs was an orphan. He worked in a factory and every day he got a little money. Hard work changed him thin and weak. He wanted to borrow a lot of money to learn to paint pictures, but he did not think he could pay off the debts.
One day a lawyer said to him, “One thousand dollars, and here is the money.” As Hobbs took the package of notes, he was very dumbfounded（惊呆了的）. He didn’t know where the money came from and how to spend it. He said to himself, “I could go to find a hotel and live like a rich man for a few days, or I give up my work in the factory and do what I’d like to do: painting pictures. I could do that for a few weeks, but what would I do after that? I should have lost my place in the factory and have no money to live on. If it were a little less money, I would buy a new coat, or a radio, or give a dinner to my friends. If it were more, I could give up the work and pay for painting the pictures. But it is too much for one and too little for the other.”
“Here is the reading of your uncle’s will,” said the lawyer, “telling what is to be done with this money after his death. I must ask you to remember one point. Your uncle has said you must bring me a paper showing exactly what you did with his money, as soon as you have spent it.”
“Yes, I see. I will do that,” said the young man.
6.Hobbswanted to borrow money because he wanted to learn to paint pictures.
7.With the money he got, Hobbs first thought he could live like a rich man for a few days.
8.What Hobbs was asked to do was nothing but to buy some pictures.
9.What Hobbs really loved to do was painting pictures.
10.The best title for the passage is “The will can Make You Rich”.
There are three kinds of goals: short-term, medium-range and long-term goals.
Short-term goals are those that usually deal with current activities, which we can apply on a daily basis. Such goals can be achieved in a week or less, or two weeks, or possibly, months. It should be remembered that just as a building is no stronger than its foundation, long-term goals cannot amount to very munch without the achievement of solid short-term goals. Upon completing our short-term goals, we should date the occasion and then add new short-term goals that will build on those that have been completed.
The intermediate goals build on the foundation of the short-term goals. They might deal with just one term of school or the entire school year, or they could even extend for several years. Any time you move a step at a time, you should never allow yourself to become discouraged or overwhelmed. As you complete each step, you will enforce the belief in your ability to grow and succeed. And as your list of completion dates grow, your motivation and desire will increase.
Long-term goals may be related to our dreams of the future. They might cover five years or more. Life is not a static thing. We should never allow a long-term goal to limit us or our course of action.
11.Our long-term goals mean a lot _______.
A.if we cannot reach solid short-term goals
B.if we complete the short-term goals
C.if we have dreams of the future
D.if we put forward some plans
12.New short-term goals are built upon______.
A.a daily basis
B.your achievement in a week
D.the goals that have been completed
13.When we complete each step of our goals, ________.
A.we will win final success
B.we are overwhelmed
C.we will build up our confidence to achieve success
D.we should have strong desire for setting new goals
14.What is the main idea of this passage? _______
A.Life is a dynamic thing.
B.We should set up long-term goals.
C.Different kinds of goals in life.
D.The limitation of long-term goals.
15.Which of the following statements is wrong according to the passage? _______
A.The long-term goals cannot amount to very much without achieving short-term goals.
B.The intermediate goals build on the foundation of the short-term goals.
C.Life is a static thing, thus never allowing a long-term goal to limit us.
D.We should often add new short-term goals to what have been completed.
16.I’m speaking _______ the name of all the staff of our university.
17.I don’t know why she avoids ______ her opinion on the subject.
B.to be given
18.A pair of spectacles ________ what I need at the moment.
19.His mother _____alone since his father died.
20.We came finally _________ the conclusion that she has been telling lies all the time.
People in different parts of the world have very different ideas about what is good to eat. The people near the North Pole __21__ the raw meat of seals. People living in the desert prefer the roasted(烘烤的) meat of sheep or goats. Americans cook the meat of many different animals, but perhaps their favorite__22__ is steak. Americans also eat a lot of chicken, as well as fish and other foods from the sea. Some people in India do not eat meat or fish at all.
Even when people in different parts of the world eat the same food, they often prepare it very differently. If you were in Germany, you would find soup that is thick and heavy. If you were in China, you would find soup that is thin and clear. Many__23__ like butter that is fresh and firm; however, some people -in India, for example – like butter that it is melted into an oil.
People in different parts of the world also have different ideas about what is good to drink. The most popular hot drinks are coffee and tea. Coffee is very popular__24__ northern Europe and in the Middle East. Some people put cream and sugar in their coffee. But in the United States, many people make their coffee “black” – that is,__25__ cream or sugar. Tea is the national drink in China, Japan, and other east Asian countries. In these countries, people drink tea without sugar. But in England, where it is also a national drink, many people use sugar and hot or cold milk in their tea.
26.No matter how much it cost, he had to get the car fixed.
27.Our teacher always encourages us to speak English bravely.
28.The doctor performed an operation on him as soon as he was sent to the hospital.
29.My classmate is much cleverer than I.
30.Life is meaningless without a purpose.
31.There is a large amount of energy wasted due to friction(摩擦).
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