1.－How do you do?
A.How are you?
D.How do you do?
2.- 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.
3.Is that seat taken?
A.Please don’t worry.
B.I don’t think so.
D.It’s very nice.
4.- Wow! This is a marvelous room! I’ve never known you’re so artistic.
A.Great, I am very art-conscious.
B.Don’t mention it.
C.Thanks for your compliments.
5.- Is it possible for you to work late tonight?
A.I like it.
B.I’ll do that.
C.I’d love to.
D.I think so.
A dolphin（海豚）is always well-known as a clever and friendly animal. Recently another amazing（令人惊奇的）discovery made by the British marine（海洋的）biologist (生物学家) Alexis shows that dolphins, to our surprise, keep in touch with each other by calling each other’s names among themselves something like human beings.
Alexis recorded over 1700 different kinds of dolphins’ calls and made a careful analysis of them. The analysis shows each dolphin has his own sound signal referring specially to himself and used all the time when he gets in touch with others. What’s more, one dolphin is even able to imitate another’s cry in more or less the same way as sometimes human beings do while talking with birds, which is believed to be an important step towards language from animals’ calls.
6.Alexis’s new discovery about dolphins is that they are famous.
7.A dolphin is able to talk with birds.
8.Imagining others’ cries is thought to be a step from animals’ calls to language.
9.A dolphin is like a human being by speaking in a certain language.
10.The main idea of the text is a new discovery about the dolphin.
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.For some years after his graduation, he _______ some of his classmates, but as times went by, he dropped them one by one.
A.caught up with
B.kept in touch with
D.made up with
17.If you observe more closely, Margaret is _______ of the two girls.
18.The computer system ________ suddenly while he was searching for information on the Internet.
19.Tom ________ more than twenty pounds on the novel.
20.While I was in the university, I learned taking photos, ____ is very useful now for me.
A rich American went into a shop in London. He wanted very much ___21___ a nice-looking watch. He saw a watch and liked it so much that he decided to buy it. But the owner of the shop asked five hundred dollars for it.While the American was hesitating, a young man suddenly came into the shop, took the watch out of the owner’s hand and ran out with it. It all happened in ___22___ seconds. When the owner ran out into the street, the young man had already ___23___ among the people. The American went on. At the next corner, he saw the young man with the stolen watch in his hand, “Do you want to buy a fine watch, sir?” he said in a low voice, “It’s only a hundred dollars.”
“The young man doesn’t know I saw him ___24___ the watch just now,” he thought. The American paid at once and went happily back to his room with the watch. He told his friend about the fine watch. His friend ___25___ a look at the watch and started to shout immediately. He said, “You are a fool. This watch is worth only ten dollars. I’m sure the shop owner and the young man planned all this together.”
26.There is only some old furniture in the room.
27.Li Ming is a friend of mine whom I have known since childhood.
28.No matter how much it cost, he had to get the car fixed.
29.He didn’t need to attend the meeting.
30.Most students feel satisfied with the progress they’ve made.
31.You and your team can discover the answers to problems together.
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