1.- Hi, Celia! _________to the United States?
– It was wonderful. I really enjoyed it.
A.What was your idea
B.How was your trip
D.How often did you travel
2.- What’s the problem with your bike?
A.Not at all.
B.Good, thank you.
3.- Do you mind my smoking here?
B.Yes, I do.
C.Yes. I’d rather not.
4.- Let’s go to the library this afternoon.
A.Yes, that’s right.
B.No. I can’t.
C.What about you?
D.That’s a good idea.
5.- What’s wrong with you, dear?
A.I didn’t go to school.
B.I have a terrible headache.
C.I took the kids shopping today.
D.It is a beautiful dress.
In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his friends went on a hunting trip to Mississippi. After hours of searching, Roosevelt and his group had not come across any wild animals. Finally, the group did track down and surrounded a helpless bear. One of the guides asked the president to shoot the bear so he could win a hunting trophy The president raised his riffle first and then put down his gun, letting the poor bear go. News reporters throughout the country reported the story, spreading Roosevelt’s kind act.
Not long after this report, a famous cartoonist named Clifford Benyman drew a cartoon based on Roosevelt’s rescue of the bear. When a store owner in Brooklyn saw the cartoon, he decided to make toy bears to sell in his shop. He asked the president Roosevelt for permission to use the name. “Teddy’s Bear” for his toys, as a reminder of the bear Roosevelt had set free.
Nowadays, everyone knows these toys as Teddy Bears, but few people know that they were named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.
6.Roosevelt and his friends went to Mississippi for hunting in November 1902.
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7.The reason that one guide asked Roosevelt to shoot the bear was the president could get the hunting prize.
8.The news reporters reported the story about Roosevelt for their own popularity.
9.Everyone knew how the toy was named Teddy’s Bear.
10.According to the whole passage, the toy Teddy’s Bear was named after President Roosevelt.
Once James Thornhill, a famous English painter, was asked to paint some pictures on the walls of the king’s palace in England.
Then workers were sent for and a big platform（台子）was made.
With the help of a worker, Thornhill started painting on the platform. They worked for a whole year and at last the pictures were ready.
Thornhill was happy when he looked at the pictures, for they were really beautiful. He looked at them for a long time, and then took one step back and looked again. Now the pictures were even more beautiful. He took another step, then another. Finally he was at the very edge of the platform, but he didn’t know it because he was thinking of his pictures.
The worker saw everything. “What should I do?” he thought. “Thornhill was at the very edge of the platform. If I cry out, he will take another step, fall off it and surely be killed. “So the worker quickly took some paint（漆）and threw it at the pictures.
“What are you doing?” cried the painter, running quickly forward to his pictures.
11.James Thornhill was an English ______.
12.He was ordered to ______.
A.paint the wall of the king’s palace in England
B.paint some pictures on the wall of the palace
C.build a big platform in front of the palace
D.put up some new pictures on the old wall
13.It took them ______ to finish the pictures.
D.half a month
14.James Thornhill felt that the ______ he was from the pictures, the ______ they were.
D.higher above…more good-looking
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15.The worker threw some paint at the pictures in order to ______.
A.save James’ life
B.destroy the picture
C.make the picture more beautiful
D.make the king angry
16.One day while Mr. King was working, he had a/an ______：his left leg was badly injured.
17.Unfortunately, his father ________ in the traffic accident yesterday.
18.The boy is not happy at the new school. He has ________ friends there.
19.We’ve missed the last bus. I’m afraid we have no ________ but to take a taxi.
20.Neither John ______ his father was able to wake up early enough to catch the morning train.
One day Mr. Parker said to himself, “I haven’t seen my brother David __21__ a long time, and he’s living in a new house now. I’m going to drive there and see him this afternoon.”
He took his brother’s address, got into his car and started out. He drove for a long time, but he didn’t find the house __22__ he stopped and asked somebody to help him.
“Go straight __23__ this road for two miles（英里）,” the man said, “then turn left, and then take the second road on the right.”
Mr. Parker went straight along the road and turned left after two miles, but then he got lost again. He drove for __24__ mile, and at last he saw a road on his right and stopped. A woman was coming __25__ him, so he said to her, “Excuse me, is this the second road on the right?”
26.I do want to know what really happened.
27.He doesn’t know what life means to him.
28.I was too excited to say a word in front of him.
29.Apples here like water and sunshine.
30.Have you seen Tom recently?
31.Life is meaningless without a purpose.
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