1.- Thank you for the wonderful meal, Mrs. Hanson.
A.Oh, I don’t think you ate well.
B.I’m not a good cook in fact.
C.Be careful next time.
D.I’m glad you enjoyed it.
2.Is that seat taken?
A.Please don’t worry.
B.I don’t think so.
D.It’s very nice.
3.- 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.
4.- Do you mind my smoking here?
B.Yes, I do.
C.Yes. I’d rather not.
5.- Hey, Tom, what’s up?
B.Oh, not much.
C.What is happening in your life?
D.You are lucky.
One day, Mr. Black went into a restaurant. He put his coat on a chair near the door. There was nothing in the pockets of his coat. After he had his meal, he went to take his coat back. He found there was much money in one of his pockets. “Whose is this?” he thought. He saw a waiter near the door, so Mr. Black said to him, “Somebody put a lot of money in my coat. I have no time to wait for him. I have to go. Take it, please. When he comes back, give it to him.” The waiter took it and went away. At the moment, another man came with a coat just like Mr. Black’s. “I’m sorry,” said the man. “I took your coat and you got mine. Please give me my coat and the money.” Mr. Black answered, “I gave the money to the waiter. He’ll give it to you.” Mr. Black called the manager, but the manager said, “We have no waiters here. We only have waitresses. He must be a thief!”
6.Mr. Black went out to put his coat on a chair.
7.After his meal, Mr. Black didn’t take back his coat.
8.Mr. Black gave the money to the waitress.
9.The two coats looked the same.
10.The “waiter” is a thief.
When John and Victoria Falls arrived in New York City for one-year stay, they did not bring very many things with them. They had planned either to live in a furnished apartment or to buy used furniture. But they soon learned about a new system that more and more people are using. The renting of home furnishings (bed, tables, dishes, and so on) has become one of America’s fastest growing businesses.
What kinds of people rent their home furnishings instead of buying them? People who are international business or government officials, foreign students, airline workers, young married couples – people whose job or business may force them to move frequently from one city to another. They save a lot of trouble and the cost of moving their furniture each time. They simply rent new furniture when they reach their new homes. Young people with little money do not want to buy cheap furniture that they may soon dislike. They prefer to wait until they have enough money to buy furniture they really like. Meanwhile, they find they can rent better quality furniture than they could afford to buy.
One family, who now have a large, beautiful home of their own, liked their rented furniture so much that they decided to keep renting it instead of buying new things. But usually people don’t like to tell others about it. The idea of renting home furnishings is still quite new, and they are not sure what their neighbors might think.
11.Which of the following has become one of America’s fastest growing businesses?
A.Selling home furnishings.
B.Renting furnished apartments.
C.Selling used furniture.
D.Renting home furnishings.
12.Why do some people prefer to rent furniture?
A.Because the furniture they get in this way is new.
B.Because it saves them a lot of money.
C.Because it saves them much trouble and money.
D.Because they can always get better quality furniture in this way.
13.What can you infer from the passage?
A.The idea of renting furniture is not acceptable.
B.Renting furniture is not popular in the couple’s home town.
C.Only those who don’t have enough money to rent furniture.
D.People usually grow to like the furniture they have rented.
14.Which of the following can best serve as the title of the passage?
A.Rent or Buy?
B.A New Way of Getting Home Furnishings.
D.A New Idea.
15.Young people liked renting home furniture because_________
A.they have less money.
B.they don’t want to buy old furniture.
C.the new furniture is of good quality.
D.they don’t have much money and don’t want to buy the cheap furniture.
16.Helen was seriously injured in a car ______.
17.Jenny is learning Japanese. ______ her brother.
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.- It’s a good idea. But who’s going to_________ the plan?
– I think John and Peter will.
20.A pair of spectacles ________ what I need at the moment.
Mr. Know-all was cutting a branch off a tree in his garden. While he was sawing, a man passed in the street. Seeing Mr. Know-all, he stopped and said, “__21__, but if you keep on sawing that branch like that, you will fall down with it.” He said this to Mr. Know-all sitting on the branch and cutting it at a place __22__ himself and the trunk of the tree.
Mr. Know-all said __23__. He thought, ” This is some foolish man who has no work to do and goes about __24__ other people what to do and what not to do.”
The man went on his way.
Of course, after a few __25__ the branch fell and Mr. Know-all fell with it.
“My god!” he cried. “That man knows the future!” and he ran after him and asked how long he was going to live. But the man had gone.
26.Every student has free access to all the sources in the library.
27.Don’t you think smoking is harmful to your health?
28.Can I download this material without paying any money?
29.He has taught English in this university ever since he moved to this city.
30.I would appreciate it if you would just let me deal with this case.
31.I slept soundly all night.
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