1.- Where is the Loan Department, please?
A.Who are you?
B.This way, please.
C.I don't want to say anything.
D.What can I do for you?
2.Thank you for calling.
A.Don't mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
3.Good-bye for now.
A.The same to you.
D.Long time no see.
4.- Could I borrow your car for a few days?
A.Yes, you may borrow.
B.Yes, go on.
C.Sure, here is the key. Enjoy your journey.
D.It doesn't matter.
5.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.
One day, Mr. Black went into a restaurant. He put his coat on a chair near the door. There was nothing in the pockets of his coat. After he had his meal, he went to take his coat back. He found there was much money in one of his pockets. “Whose is this?” he thought. He saw a waiter near the door, so Mr. Black said to him, “Somebody put a lot of money in my coat. I have no time to wait for him. I have to go. Take it, please. When he comes back, give it to him.” The waiter took it and went away. At the moment, another man came with a coat just like Mr. Black's. “I'm sorry,” said the man. “I took your coat and you got mine. Please give me my coat and the money.” Mr. Black answered, “I gave the money to the waiter. He'll give it to you.” Mr. Black called the manager, but the manager said, “We have no waiters here. We only have waitresses. He must be a thief!”
6.Mr. Black went out to put his coat on a chair.
7.After his meal, Mr. Black didn't take back his coat.
8.Mr. Black gave the money to the waitress.
9.The two coats looked the same.
10.The "waiter" is a thief.
When John and Victoria Falls arrived in New York City for one-year stay, they did not bring very many things with them. They had planned either to live in a furnished apartment or to buy used furniture. But they soon learned about a new system that more and more people are using. The renting of home furnishings (bed, tables, dishes, and so on) has become one of America’s fastest growing businesses.
What kinds of people rent their home furnishings instead of buying them? People who are international business or government officials, foreign students, airline workers, young married couples - people whose job or business may force them to move frequently from one city to another. They save a lot of trouble and the cost of moving their furniture each time. They simply rent new furniture when they reach their new homes. Young people with little money do not want to buy cheap furniture that they may soon dislike. They prefer to wait until they have enough money to buy furniture they really like. Meanwhile, they find they can rent better quality furniture than they could afford to buy.
One family, who now have a large, beautiful home of their own, liked their rented furniture so much that they decided to keep renting it instead of buying new things. But usually people don’t like to tell others about it. The idea of renting home furnishings is still quite new, and they are not sure what their neighbors might think.
11.Which of the following has become one of America’s fastest growing businesses?
A.Selling home furnishings.
B.Renting furnished apartments.
C.Selling used furniture.
D.Renting home furnishings.
12.Why do some people prefer to rent furniture?
A.Because the furniture they get in this way is new.
B.Because it saves them a lot of money.
C.Because it saves them much trouble and money.
D.Because they can always get better quality furniture in this way.
13.What can you infer from the passage?
A.The idea of renting furniture is not acceptable.
B.Renting furniture is not popular in the couple’s home town.
C.Only those who don’t have enough money to rent furniture.
D.People usually grow to like the furniture they have rented.
14.Which of the following can best serve as the title of the passage?
A.Rent or Buy?
B.A New Way of Getting Home Furnishings.
D.A New Idea.
15.Young people liked renting home furniture because_________
A.they have less money.
B.they don’t want to buy old furniture.
C.the new furniture is of good quality.
D.they don’t have much money and don’t want to buy the cheap furniture.
16.The Japanese, ______ average, live much longer than the Europeans.
17.Professor White contributed a lot to our community, _______.
A.teaching, writing, and lecturing
B.teaching, writing, and a lecturer
C.a teacher, a writer, and lecturing
D.teaching, lecturing, and a writer
18.Sunday is the day ____people usually don’t go to work.
19.- _______ is your girl friend like?
- She is very kind and good-looking.
20.It was well known that Thomas Edison _____ the electric lamp.
Mr. Clarke works in a middle school. He likes reading and often borrows some books from the library. He keeps ___21___ to the radio every morning and reading newspapers after supper. So he knows much and teaches well. His students worship（崇拜）him very much.
Mike, Mr. Clarke's little son, is only nine. He ___22___ likes reading books. And he often asks his father some qusetions. Mr. Clarke always thinks he's too ___23___ to understand him and chooses the easiest ones to answer. Of course the boy is not pleased with that.
One day Mike read ___24___ about the lights and was interested in it. When his father told him to do some housework, he went on thinking of it. He asked him ___25___ questions, and his father answered all. Then his father said proudly, "Fathers always know more than sons!"
The boy thought for a while and said, "I don't think so!"
26.In the past few days, news of victory has kept coming in.
27.This pair of shoes cost me 260 yuan.
28.I have no interest in what they say about me.
29.Bill hit his car into a wall last night.
30.I would appreciate it if you would just let me deal with this case.
31.Life is meaningless without a purpose.
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