1.- Shall we sit up here on the grass or down there near the water?
A.I’d rather stay here if you don’t mind.
B.Sorry, I don’t like neither.
C.Certainly, why not？
D.Yes, we like these two places.
2.- Congratulations! You won the first prize in today’s speech contest.
A.Yes, I beat the others.
B.No, no, I didn’t do it well.
D.It’s a pleasure.
3.- How much is this necklace?
A.It’s very nice.
B.It’s a birthday present from my parents.
C.It costs fifty pounds.
D.It’s a bargain.
4.- Thank you for calling.
A.Don’t mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
5.- How are you, Bob?
A.How are you?
B.I’m fine. Thank you.
C.How do you do?
D.Nice to meet you.
Do you forget to turn off the lights and heaters when you go out of a room? In 2040 it will not matter. They will turn themselves off and on again when you return. A sensor will detect the presence of a human and turn the systems on, and when the humans leave it will turn them off again.
The sensors will work through the central home computer, and they will do much more than just turn the fires and lights on and off for you. They will detect faulty electrical appliances, isolate them so that they cannot harm anyone, and then warn you that they need repair. They will detect fire and if you are out of the house, the computer will call the firemen. It will also call the police,should the sensors detect an intruder（非法闯入者）. You will open the door using your personal card–the one you use for shopping–maybe using a number known only to you.
6.The author intends to tell the readers that in year 2040 there will be no switches for lights and heaters.
7.According to the passage, people will save much trouble with the help of advanced technology.
8.According to the author, in 2040, new technology will free us from the keys we use today.
9.Thanks to computers, in 2040 people will be controlled by computers.
10.The best title for the passage is “The Development of Science and Technology”.
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.This kind of plant ______ a lot of water at all times.
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.His salary as a driver is much higher than ________.
B.is a porter
C.as a porter
D.that of a porter
19.- _______ is your girl friend like?
– She is very kind and good-looking.
20.Jane’s dress is similar in design ______ her sister’s.
Who won the World Cup 1994 football game? What happened at the United Nations? How did the critics like the new play? __21__ an event takes place, newspapers are on the streets giving the details. Wherever anything happens in the world, reports are on the spot to gather the news.
Newspapers have one basic purpose, to get the news as quickly as possible from its source, from those who make it to those who want to make it. Radio, telegraph, television, and other inventions __22__ competition for newspapers. So did the development of magazines and other means of communication. However, this competition merely spurred the newspapers on. They quickly made use of the newer and faster means of communication to improve the speed and thus the efficiency of their own operations. Today more newspapers are __23__ and read than ever before. Newspapers influence readers’ economic choices through advertising. Most newspapers depend on advertising for their very existence. Newspapers are sold at a price that __24__ even a small fraction of the cost of production. The main source of income for most newspapers is commercial advertising. The chance in selling advertising depends on a newspaper’s value to advertisers. This __25__ in terms of circulation. How many people read the newspaper? Circulation depends somewhat on the work of the circulation department and on the services or entertainment offered in a newspaper’s pages. But for the most part, circulation depends on a newspaper’s value to readers as a source of information.
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26.These goods are not up to standard.
27.This is the worst hospital I have ever seen.
28.We have made little progress.
29.I knocked on his door but nobody came to answer it.
30.Fred was such a hardworking student that he soon came out first in the class.
31.My classmate is much cleverer than I.