1.- That’s a beautiful cat. I wonder who it belongs to.
A.It belongs to the Browns.
B.The cat is my favourite too.
C.Mind your own business.
D.I can’t say anything more.
2.- What do you think of your new teacher?
A.He came to teach us last week.
B.He teaches us English.
C.He has two children.
D.He is very nice.
3.-I’m sorry to hear that you failed in the exam.
A.Not at all
B.Oh, thank you.That’s very kind of you
C.You are welcome
D.Yes, I’m really sorry
4.- How was your trip to London, Jane?
A.Oh, wonderful indeed.
B.I went there alone.
C.The guide showed me the way.
D.By plane and by bus.
5.- I wonder if I could use your computer tonight?
– ___________ I’m not using it right now.
A.Sure, here you are.
B.I don’t know.
C.It doesn’t matter.
Mr Tom Forester lived by himself a long way from town. He hardly ever left his home, but one day he went into town to buy some things in the market. After he had bought them, he went into a restaurant and sat down at a table by himself. When he looked around, he saw several old people put glasses on before reading their newspapers, so after lunch he decided to go to a shop to buy himself some glasses too. He walked along the road, and soon found a shop.
The man in the shop made him try on a lot of glasses, but Tom always said, “No, I can’t read with these.”
The man became more and more puzzled（迷惑不解）, until finally he said, “Excuse me, but can you read at all?”
“No, of course I can’t!” Tom said angrily. “If I was already able to read, do you think I would have come here to buy glasses?”
6.Mr Forester lived alone in a city.
7.Tom almost never went into town.
8.The old people in the restaurant read their newspapers with glasses off.
9.The shop Tom went into sold glasses for people who could not see well.
10.What kind of mistake did Tom make? He left his money in the restaurant.
How men first learnt to invent words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a mystery. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thought and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to present those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken or written in letters, we call words.
The power of words, then, lies in their associations – the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meaning for us by experience; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the glad and sad events of our past; and the more we read and learn, the more the number of words that mean something increases.
Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words which appeal powerfully to our minds and emotions. This charming and telling use of words is what we call literary style. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can convey his meaning in words which sing like music and which by their position and association can move men to tears. We should therefore learn to choose our words carefully and use them accurately, or they will make our speech silly and vulgar.
11.The origin of language is _________.
A.a legend handed down from the past
B.a matter that is hidden or secret
C.a question difficult to answer
D.a problem not yet solved
12.What is true about words?
A.They are used to express feelings only.
B.They can not be written down.
C.They are simply sounds.
D.They are mysterious.
13.The real power of words consists in their ______.
14.By “association” in the last paragraph, the author means ______.
A.a special quality
B.a joining of ideas in the mind
C.an appearance which is puzzling
D.a strange feature
15.Which of the following statements about the real poet is NOT true?
A.He is no more than a master of words.
B.He can convey his ideas in words which sing like music.
C.He can move men to tears.
D.His style is always charming.
16.__________of them thinks that is a good idea.
17.________ fine weather it is today!
18.If the doctor had been available, the child ____________.
A.would not die
B.could not have died
C.might not die
D.should not have died
19.We’ve missed the last bus. I’m afraid we have no ________ but to take a taxi.
20.____ you know, David has been well lately.
Many people buy suitcases to carry their luggage when they go abroad on holiday and never take the trouble to find out whether they will be __21__ to survive the journey. Whatever case you buy – and obviously the more you pay for it, the better it is likely to be – you should be careful __22__ too much into it. A lot of passengers __23__ and then the locks break. Some people think manufacturers should say how much the case can carry. But the manufacturers say it depends __24__ the quality of the case. A cheap case, __25__ has been badly made, will obviously not last as long as an expensive one.
A.not to pack
A.not to pack
A.not to pack
A.not to pack
A.not to pack
26.Jim will go to his teacher whenever he has questions.
27.My problem is that I don’t have much time to do the work.
28.China will build up a space station in ten years.
29.How long will it take us to get there?
30.Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.
31.What kind of life do most people enjoy?
Why Do Students Learn English?