1.- Do you know where I can find a supermarket?
B.Around the corner.
D.What do you want to buy?
2.- Do you mind my smoking here?
B.Yes, I do.
C.Yes. I’d rather not.
3.- Would you like something to drink? What about a cup of tea?
B.No, I wouldn’t.
C.Yes, I want.
D.Yes, I like.
4.- Unbelievable! I have failed the driving test again!
– _______ This is not the end of the world.
5.- Thank you for calling.
A.Don’t mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
An English traveler found himself in Norway with only enough money to buy the ticket for his journey back home. As he knew that it would take him only two days to get to England, he decided that he could easily spend the time without food. So he bought a ticket and got on the ship. The man closed his ears to the sound of the lunch bell. When dinnertime came, he didn’t go to dinning room, saying that he was not feeling very well.
The next morning he still didn’t have breakfast and at lunchtime he again stayed in his room. But at dinnertime he was so hungry that he went to the dinning room and ate everything the waiter put in front of him. He got ready for the quarrel.
“Bring me the bill,” he said. “The bill, sir?” said the waiter in surprise. “There isn’t any bill. On our ship meals are included (包括) in the money for the ticket,” said the waiter.
6.The story happened on a ship from Norway to England.
7.The traveler didn’t go to the dinning room first,because he had no money.
8.The traveler went to the dinning room to eat something because his friend had given him some money.
9.The traveler had two meals on the ship.
10.After the traveler finished eating, he came to know that travelers on the ship had free meals.
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.It was a great pleasure ________ me to be invited to the party.
17.The rain was _______ make our picnic impossible.
B.hard so to
C.so hard as to
D.so hard to
18.The higher the temperature, _____the liquid evaporates.
B.the more fast
D.the more slower
19.- Do you want to wait?
– Five days ________ too long for me to wait.
20.Once environmental damage ______, it takes many years for the system to recover.
A.is to do
Your boss has a bigger vocabulary than you have. That’s one good reason why he’s your boss.
This discovery has been made in the word laboratories of the world. Not by theoretical English professors, __21__ by practical, hard-headed（精明的） scholars who have been searching for the secrets of success.
After a host of（许多） experiments and years of testing they have found out that if your vocabulary is limited your chances of success are limited and that one of the easiest and quickest ways to __22__ is by consciously building up your knowledge of words.
Your words are your keys for your thoughts. And the more words you have __23__ your command，the deeper, clearer and more accurate will be your thinking.
A command of English will not only improve the processes of your mind. It will also give you assurance; build your self-confidence; lend colour to your personality; increase your popularity. Your vocabulary is you.
If you consciously increase your vocabulary you will unconsciously __24__ yourself to a more important station in life, and the new and higher position you have won will,in turn, give you a better opportunity for further __25__ your vocabulary. It is a beautiful and successful cycle.
26.He doesn’t like the way you talk to him.
27.She has only a small room to live in.
28.He keeps looking at himself in the mirror.
29.You and your team can discover the answers to problems together.
30.I’ve lost interest in my work.
31.He didn’t need to attend the meeting.