1.- Excuse me, can I smoke here？
C.You’d better not
D.I’m sorry, you can
2.-How can I get to the cinema?
A.It’s very far.
B.Yes, there is a cinema near here.
C.It’s well known.
D.Go down this street and turn left.
3.- Thanks for your help.
D.Don’t thank me.
4.- Hi, Tom, how’s everything with you?
– ___________, and how are you?
A.Don’t mention it
B.Hm, not too bad
5.- Thank you for inviting me.
A.I really had a happy time.
B.Oh, it’s too late.
C.Thank you for coming.
D.Oh, so slowly?
On February 14th many people in the world celebrate an unusual holiday, St. Valentine’s Day, a special day for lovers. The origin of this holiday is uncertain but according to one story it gets its name from a Christian named Valentine who lived in Rome during the 3rd century A.D. His job was
to perform marriages for Christian couples. Unfortunately, the Emperor of Rome didn’t allow Christian marriages. So they had to be performed in secret. Finally Valentine was arrested and put into prison. While he was in prison he fell in love with the daughter of the prison guard. After one year the Emperor offered to release Valentine if he would stop performing Christian marriages. Valentine refused and so he was killed in February, 270 A.D. Before he was killed Valentine sent a love letter to the daughter of the prison guard. He signed the letter “from your Valentine”. That was the first Valentine.
Today Valentines are cards usually red and shaped like hearts with messages of love written in them. On Valentine’s Day tens of millions of people send and receive Valentines. Whether it is an expensive heart-shaped box of chocolates from a secret admirer or a simple hand-made card from a child, a Valentine is a very special message of love.
6.The passage is mainly about a special holiday.
7.Valentine was put into prison because he sent a love letter to the daughter of the prison guard.
8.It is because he refused to accept the Emperor’s offerthat Valentine was killed.
9.Valentines are cards usually red, and shaped like hearts with messages of love written in them.
10.People send Valentines to each other nowadays to celebrate Valentine’s birthday.
In the United States, it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning. If you telephone him early in the day, while he is shaving or having breakfast, the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention. The same meaning is attached to telephone calls made after 11:00 pm. If someone receives a call during sleeping hours, he assumes it’s a matter of life or death. The time chosen for the call communicates its importance.
In social life, time plays a very important part. In the U.S.A. guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three or four days before the party date. But it is not true in all countries. In other areas of the world, it may be considered foolish to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week away tend to be forgotten. The meaning of time differs in different parts of the world. Thus, misunderstandings arise between people from different cultures that treat time differently. Promptness is valued highly in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible. In the U.S. no one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour, it would be too impolite. A person, who is 5 minutes late, will say a few words of explanation, though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.
11.What is the main idea of this passage? ________
A.It is not customary to telephone someone in the morning and in sleeping hours in the U.S.
B.The role of time in social life over the world.
C.If people are late, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible in the U.S.
D.Not every country treats the concept of time as the same.
12.What does it mean in the passage if you call someone during his or her sleeping hours? _______
A.A matter of work.
B.A matter of life or death.
C.You want to see him or her.
D.You want to make an appointment with him or her.
13.Which of the following time is proper if you want to make an appointment with your friend in the U.S. A.?
A.at 7:00 am
B.at 4:00 pm
C.at the midnight
D.at 4 am
14.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? ________
A.In the U.S.A. guests tend to feel they are highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three or four days before the party date.
B.No misunderstandings arise between people from different cultures about the concept of time.
C.It may be considered foolish to make an appointment well in advance in the U.S.A..
D.Promptness is valued highly in American life.
15.From the passage we can safely infer that _______
A.it’s a matter of life or death if you call someone in day time.
B.the meaning of time differs in different parts of the world.
C.it makes no difference in the U.S. whether you are early or late for a business party.
D.if a person is late for a date, he needn’t make some explanation.
16.He couldn’t buy the dictionary because he had ________money with him.
17.When father was young, he ______from morning till night.
A.was made work
B.was made working
C.made to work
D.was made to work
18.She wonders ____will happen to her private life in the future.
19.She is not only my classmate ________ also my good friend.
20.________ you are leaving tomorrow, we can have dinner together tonight.
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.She likes Mike a lot, but she doesn’t want to get married so early.
27.She is used to living in the countryside.
28.He has the habit of making notes while reading.
29.What kind of life do most people enjoy?
30.I rang your house last night but your mother answered the phone.
31.I knocked on his door but nobody came to answer it.
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