1.- Are you going on holiday for a long time?
A.It was a long time.
B.Two weeks ago.
C.No. Only a couple of days.
D.Not long time ago.
2.- Wish you a happy holiday.
A.I hope so.
B.You are so kind.
C.Thank you, do you?
D.Thank you, the same to you.
3.- 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.
4.- Is that seat taken?
A.Please don’t worry.
B.I don’t think so.
D.It’s very nice.
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?
Tom is a little boy, and he is only seven years old. One day he went to the cinema. It is the first time for him to do that. He bought a ticket and then went in. But after two or three minutes he came out, bought a second ticket and went in again. After a few minutes he came out again and bought a third ticket. Two or three minutes later he came out and asked for another ticket. Then the girl in the ticket office asked him, “Why do you buy so many tickets? How many friends do you meet?” Tom answered,” No, I have no friend here. But a big boy always stops me at the door and tears（撕）my ticket to pieces.”
6.Tom wanted to buy the fourth ticket when the girl asked him.
7.The big boy stopped Tom at the door because the big boy didn’t like Tom.
8.The big boy was a worker at the cinema.
9.From the story we know the little boy had a lot of money.
10.Tom was too young to make friends.
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.The scientists are ____ a series of experiments to learn more about how the body adapts to weightlessness.
17.The traveler, ________ inexperienced, doesn’t know how to plan a trip.
18.I don’t know the park, but it’s______ to be quite beautiful.
19.She wonders ____will happen to her private life in the future.
20.Tom ________ more than twenty pounds on the novel.
There is an old saying that husbands and wives start to look and behave like each other after a time. I don’t know if this was true of my mother and father.
Both of my parents had brown hair and brown eyes and low voices. My father,___21___, was eight years older than my mother and taller and thinner. He was built as straight as an arrow. My mother was shorter and had a rounder and fuller face and she looked as soft as a pillow.
My mother was quieter and talked less than my father did. She was also a much more patient person than my father. My father was more experienced in life. He was ___22___ to doing everything quickly. My mother, on the other hand, worked and spoke more slowly.
They were fond of nature and sports, such as walking, gardening and swimming. They were both ___23___ in reading and music, but my father preferred history books, while my mother liked to read romantic novels. In music, their types were similar, and they were never proud of listening to it. Most of the time they were in agreement on bringing ___24___ their children. They both believed in giving them love and neither one believed in punishing them physically. At times, their personalities were very much alike, but at other times, they seemed very ___25___. Perhaps that is why none of their children knows which parent he looks or behaves like.
26.The girls are busy making preparations for the weekend party.
27.She likes Mike a lot, but she doesn’t want to get married so early.
28.In the past few days, news of victory has kept coming in.
29.I hope we can have some snow this winter.
30.This box can hold more books than that one.
31.Do you think you can do it by yourself?