1.一 Could you finish the task in two days?
一_______．I have something else to do these days．
A.I could not
B.Yes．I think so
C.I’m afraid so
D.I’m afraid not
2.- Please help yourself to the seafood.
A.No, I can’t.
B.Sorry, I can’t help.
C.Well, seafood don’t suit.
D.Well, I’m afraid I don’t like seafood.
3.- It’s rather cold in here. Do you mind if I close the window?
D.I don’t like it.
4.-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.
5.- Hi, Tom, how’s everything with you?
– ___________, and how are you?
A.Don’t mention it
B.Hm, not too bad
Newspapers, along with reporting the news, educate, entertain, and give opinions. An important way of reading a large, big-city newspaper is to put it into different sections. Can you find these separate sections: world news, national and local news, sports, business, entertainment, opinions, ads? Does your paper have other sections?
News stories give facts, not the reporter’s opinions. Some newspaper editorials (社论) come out with the writer’s name, but many newspapers only carry editorials without putting the writers’ names on.
You can be a better reader if you know what to expect in a newspaper. For example, you can expect headlines to leave out unnecessary words. You can expect to find the most important facts in the leading paragraph (the first paragraph) of a news story. You can expect important news items to be on the front page. You can expect less important items to be on the inside pages.
Most of all, the more you know about news of the present time, the more you will understand what is in the newspaper; important stories are generally presented one day and followed up on following days. So, an important way to read newspapers is reading one frequently.
6.A good way to read a newspaper is to find separate sections and read according to your needs.
7.To design ads might NOT be a newspaper reporter’s work.
8.From the text we know that newspaper headlines are what readers expect to read.
9.If you are reading for major facts in the news stories, you should read the front page.
10.The writer’s suggestion to us is that we should read one newspaper frequently.
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.
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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.She had _____to do, so she was free.
17.Miss Wang wanted to know _______for the film.
A.why was he late
B.why is he late
C.why he is late
D.why he was late
18.I didn’t know what to do, but then an idea suddenly ________ to me.
19.____ you know, David has been well lately.
20.Tom is so talkative. I’m sure you’ll soon get tired _______ him.
A person who believes that he is incapable will not make a real effort, because he feels that it would be useless. He won’t go at a job with the confidence necessary for success. He is therefore __21__ to fail, and the failure will strengthen his belief in his incompetence.
Alfred Adler, a famous doctor, had an experience __22__ illustrates this. When he was a small boy,he was poor at arithmetic. His teacher got the idea that he had no ability in arithmetic, and told his parents what she thought that they would not expect too much of him. __23__ this way, they too developed the idea, “Isn’t it too bad that Alfred can’t do arithmetic?” He accepted their mistaken estimate of his ability, felt that it was useless to try, and was very poor at arithmetic, just as they expected.
One day Adler succeeded in solving a problem which __24__ of the other students had been able to solve. This gave him confidence. He rejected the idea that he couldn’t do arithmetic and was determined to show them that he could. His new __25__ confidence stimulated him to go at arithmetic problems with a new spirit. He now worked with interest, determination, and purpose, and he soon became extraordinarily good at arithmetic.
26.He keeps looking at himself in the mirror.
27.I look forward to hearing from you.
28.I am very familiar with his name.
29.We must take some measures to control the pollution.
30.My classmate is much cleverer than I.
31.Trees need water to grow.
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