1.- Morning, sir.______
- I've learnt that silk is famous here. Can I get some?
A.Can you help me?
B.What's the matter with you?
C.Can you give me a hand?
D.Anything I can do for you?
2.- Excuse me, how much is the jacket?
- It's 499 Yuan. ________
A.Oh, no. That's OK!
B.How do you like it?
C.Which do you prefer?
D.Would you like to try it on?
3.- May I see your tickets, please?
B.No, you can't.
C.No, they are mine.
D.Yes, you can.
4.- How are you getting on today?
B.How do you do?
C.I'm a doctor.
D.Nice to have known you.
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.
Agnes Miller was one of the earliest leaders of the women's liberation movement in the United States. She was born on a farm in Missouri in 1892. She had a very happy life as a child. She was the only daughter and the youngest child of five. Her parents and her brothers always treated her as their favorite.
In 1896 the family moved to Chicago. Three years later they moved back to St. Louis where Agnes spent the rest of her childhood. She enjoyed her years in school and was a very good student of mathematics. She was also quite good as a painter.
It was when Agnes went off to college that she first learned that women were not treated as equals. She didn't like being treated unequally but she tried not to notice it. After graduating from college she tried to get a job in her major field, physics. She soon found it was almost impossible for a woman.
Agnes spent a full year looking for a job. Finally she gave up in anger. She began writing letters to various newspapers. An editor in New York liked her ideas very much. He specially liked her style. He asked her to do a series of stories on the difficulties that women had in finding a job. And there she began her great fight for equal rights for women.
6.Agnes parents treated her as their favorite, which made her brothers sad.
7.The Millers moved back to Chicago in 1896.
8.Agnes studied mathematics when she was in college.
9.Agnes first came to realize that women were treated unequally when she started her college life.
10.An editor in New York liked both the ideas in her letters and her writing style.
The residents of 24 Acacia Grove were dissatisfied with the condition of the property, so John Preston called a meeting to discuss things last week. At the meeting John suggested setting up a residents' committee. Everyone was so worried and angry about the agent's inactivity that they agreed, and they elected John as Chairman of the committee. Many residents said that they were tired of telephoning the agent and tired of complaining about the flats. Although the agent was responsible for the flats, they thought that he didn't do enough. Therefore John was asked to write to the agent and say that they were disappointed with the management of the flats.
The next service payment was dueat the end of the month. However, they agreed not to pay it until they were happy with the plans to improve the property. They decided to tell the agent that he must start the work within one month. They all went away very pleased with themselves.
11.Why did John Preston call a meeting last week?
A.Because the residents were dissatisfied with the present residents' committee.
B.Because the residents were dissatisfied with the bad management of the flats.
C.Because some residents requested to change the present residents' committee.
D.Because he wanted to become Chairman of the committee.
12.Who elected John as Chairman of the committee?
13.What does the word "inactivity" mean in the third sentence in Para. 1?
D.Lack of actions
14.What does the word "due" mean in the first sentence of Para. 2?
A.to be paid
15.When did they agree to pay the next service payment?
A.At the end of the month.
B.Within one month.
C.When they were happy with the plans to improve the property.
D.The agent would tell them.
16.We think _______ highly probable that our plan will work out.
17.The workers are busy ____models for the exhibition.
18.I often see ______ the road on his way home.
19.It’s bad ________ for you to smoke in the public places where smoking is not allowed.
20.Both the kids and their parents ______ English, I think. I know it from their accent.
Everyone has hobbies. A hobby can be almost anything a person likes to do in his spare time. People who take up hobbies are hobbyists. They paint pictures, sing pop songs, ___21___ music instruments and collect stamps or other things. They grow flowers, ___22___ fishing and hunting. They climb mountains, swim, skate and play games.
People today have ___23___ time than ever for hobbies. In early times, people were ___24___ busy making a living to have hobbies. Nowadays machines have taken the place of many workers. More people retire at an earlier age. They have hobbies ___25___ these activities offer them enjoyment, friendship, knowledge, and relaxation.
26.I think the picture shows us how fruit is necessary to life.
27.I'll be waiting for you at the library this time tomorrow.
28.My classmate is much cleverer than I.
29.He was very happy to hear from his old friend.
30.Are you fond of music?
31.He has taught English in this university ever since he moved to this city.
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