1.- Can I help you, sir?
A.No, I don't need your help.
B.Yes. I'd like to withdraw some money.
C.Well, leave me alone.
D.Don't bother me!
- He teaches physics in a school.
A.What does your father do?
B.Who is your father?
C.What is your father doing?
D.Where is your father now?
3.Good morning, John. How are you doing?
C.Not so bad. And you?
D.How do you do?
4.How's your family?
A.Thanks all the same.
B.Thanks for calling.
C.Not too bad.
D.Don't mention it.
5.Let me introduce myself. I'm Steward．
A.What a pleasure.
B.Pleased to meet you.
C.I don't know.
D.Thanks a lot.
What makes one person more intelligentthan another? What makes one person a genius, like the brilliant Albert Einstein, and another person a fool? Are people born intelligent or stupid, or is intelligence the result of where and how you live? These are very old questions and the answers to them are still not clear.
We know, however, that just being born with a good mind is not enough. In some ways, the mind is like a leg or an arm muscle. It needs exercise. Mental exercise is particularly important for young children. Many child psychologists (心理学家) think that parents should play with their children more often and give them problems to think about. The children are then more likely to grow up bright and intelligent. If, on the other hand, children are left alone a great deal with nothing to do, they are more likely to become dull and unintelligent.
Parents should also be careful with what they say to young children. According to some psychologists, if parents are always telling a child that he or she is a fool or an idiot, then the child is more likely to keep doing silly and foolish things. So it is probably better for parents to say very positive things to their children, such as "That was a very clever thing you did." or "You are such a smart child."
6.The word "intelligent" in the 1st paragraph probably mean bright.
7.According to the context we can guess that a genius is a normal person while an idiot is a funny person.
8.A person born with a good brain and putting it into active use is more likely to become a genius.
9.It is better for parents to praise and encourage their children more often.
10.Intelligence is obviously the result of where and how you live.
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.Although we have achieved some success, we should work harder _______ now on.
17.He put forward a theory, _______ of great importance to the progress of science of technology.
A.I think which is
B.which I think is
C.which is I think
D.I think it is
18.Will you_________ me a favor, please?
19.His mother _____alone since his father died.
20.I fell and hurt myself while I ________ basketball yesterday.
A hot dog is one of the most popular American foods. It was,named after Frankfimer, a German food.
You may hear “hot dog” used in other ways. People sometimes say “hot dog”to express ___21___. For example, a friend may ask ___22___ you would like to go to the cinema. You might say, “Great! I would love to go.”Or, you could say,“ Hot dog! I would love to go.”
People ___23___ use the expression to describe someone who is a “show-off”, who tries to show everyone else how great he is. You often hear such ___24___ called a “hot dog”. He may be a baseball player for example, who catches the ball with one hand, making a(n) ___25___ catch seem more difficult. You know he is a hot dog because when he makes such a catch, he bows to the crowd, hoping to win their cheers.
26.Your composition is well written, but there's still some room for improvement.
27.What did I say to cause you to do that?
28.When I just gone out of the building, it began to rain.
29.He has taught English in this university ever since he moved to this city.
30.He didn't need to attend the meeting.
31.I slept soundly all night.
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