1.- Good morning, may I speak to Mark, please?
B.Who’s that speaking?
C.Who are you?
D.Who wants to speak to Mark?
2.- How much is that meat, please?
B.Ten yuan a kilo.
C.I like it very much.
D.I don’t like.
3.- Hi, Tom, how’s everything with you?
– ___________, and how are you?
A.Don’t mention it
B.Hm, not too bad
4.- 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.
5.- Excuse me, how much is the jacket?
– It’s 499 Yuan. ________
A.Oh, no. That’s OK!
B.How do you like it?
C.Which do you prefer?
D.Would you like to try it on?
Jack worked in an office in a small town. One day his boss said to him, “Jack, I want you to go to London to see Mr. Brown in his office.”
Jack went to London by train. He left the station, and thought, “The office isn’t far from the station. I’ll find it easily.”
But after an hour he was still looking for it, so he stopped and asked an old lady. She said “Just go along the street, turn to the left at the end, and it’s the second buliding on the right.” Jack went and found it.
A few days later he went to the same city to visit the same person. But again he did not find the office, so he asked someone on his way. It was the same lady! She was very surprised and said, “Are you still looking for the place?”
6.Jack worked in a small town.
7.Jack went to the office in London to see his boss.
8.Mr. Brown’s office was near the station.
9.Jack went to the office by plane.
10.The old lady was surprised to see Jack again.
Shyness is the cause of much unhappiness for a great many people. Shy people are anxious and self-conscious; that is, they are excessively concerned with their own appearance and actions. Worrisome thoughts are constantly occurring in their minds: what kind of impression am I making? Do they like me? Do I sound stupid? Am I wearing unattractive clothes?
It is obvious that such uncomfortable feelings must negatively affect people. A person’s conception of himself or herself is reflected in the way he or she behaves, and the way a person behaves affects other people’s reactions. In general, the way people think about themselves has a profound effect on all areas of their lives.
Shy people, having low self-esteem, are likely to be passive and easily influenced by others. They need reassurance that they are doing “the right thing.” Shy people are very sensitive to criticism; they feel it confirms their feelings of inferiority. They also find it difficult to be pleased by compliment with a statement like this one, “You’re just saying that to make me feel good. I know it’s not true.” It is clear that while self-awareness is a healthy quality, overdoing it is harmful.
Can shyness be completely eliminated, or at least reduced? Fortunately, people can overcome shyness with determined and patient efforts in building self-confidence. Since shyness goes hand in hand with a lack of self-esteem, it is important for people to accept their weaknesses as well as their strengths.
Each one of us is a unique, worthwhile individual, interested in our own personal ways. The better we understand ourselves, the easier it becomes to live up to our full potential. Let’s not allow shyness to block our chances for a rich and fulfilling life.
11.What does the author try to prove by citing “what kind of impression am I making?” (Para. 1)__________
A.Shy people benefit from their caring about their appearance.
B.People’s shyness make them care too much about their appearance and actions.
C.It’s natural that shy people don’t believe other’s compliments.
D.Shy people think they are different from others.
12.According to the writer, self-awareness is __________.
A.a good quality
B.the cause of unhappiness
C.harmful to people
D.a weak point of shy people
13.That shy people react to a compliment in such a way is ___________.
14.Which of the following statements is true, according to the passage? _________
A.Shyness helps us to develop our potential
B.Shyness enables us to understand ourselves better
C.Shyness can block our chances for a rich life
D.Shyness has nothing to do with lack of self-esteem
15.It can be inferred from the passage that shy people ________.
A.should find more of their weakness
B.should understand themselves in the right way
C.had better ignore their weakness
D.can get rid of their shyness while maintaining low self-esteem
16.When we write, we must write as ______as we can.
17.“Town Hall is the tallest building in the city.”
“_______ from here?”
A.Can it see
B.Can it be seen
C.Can be seeing
18.Jane’s dress is similar in design ______ her sister’s.
19.I didn’t expect you to turn _____ at the meeting yesterday.
20.I didn’t know what to do, but then an idea suddenly ________ to me.
Bedtime stories are one of the delights of early childhood. But according to Dr. Julie Spreadbury from Queensland University, parents should not __21__ reading to their children after they enter primary school. She says listening, reading and discussing the stories help children’s __22__.
“My research indicates that once children can read by themselves, most parents stop reading to them,” Dr. Spreadbury says.
“That may be at the end of year 1, which is too __23__.”
Dr. Spreadbury says bedtime reading not only gives children a good start at school, but brings parents and children closer.
“This __24__ it easier for them to talk to parents about things that are celebrating them, __25__ things they are celebrating in their everyday life.”
26.It is well known that coal is an important source of energy.
27.It was a hard job, but he did not mind.
28.He is the only Chinese who has ever won the award.
29.Bill hit his car into a wall last night.
30.People all over the world are trying to help the people in the quake-stricken areas.
31.Both Ann and Mary are suitable for the job.
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