21. —What do you think of the five doll mascots for the 2008 Olympic Games?
—______, they are lovely, but I really do not know what they mean.
A. To tell the truth B. I’m afraid C. Unfortunately D. It’s a pity
22. One learns a language by making mistakes and ______ them.
A. correct B. corrects C. correcting D. to correct
23. He is always full of ______ as if he never knew tiredness.
A. strength B. spirit C. force D. energy
24. In my opinion, you must try some of her home-made wine. It’s quite an unforgettable ___.
A. experiment B. experience C. effort D. skill
25. ---You’ve missed such a good chance. ---Yes, I that job the boss offered me.
A. must have taken B. must take C. should have taken D. should take
26. Only after we left the building ______ how dangerous the situation had been.
A. was I realized B. I realized C. did I realize D. I was realized
27. I think that his advice is well worth __ .
A. valuing B. to be valued C. of being valued D. values
28. ______ on the top of the tower, and you can see the whole city.
A. Standing B. To stand C. Stood D. Stand
29. ______ that I made a mistake, I made an apology ______ him.
A. Realized; to B. Realize; for C. Having realized; to D. Realizing; for
30. The world is ______ seven continents and four oceans.
A. made up of B. make out of C. made from D. made in
31. I was just about to go to bed last night ______ the telephone rang.
A. while B. when C. as D. before
32. ---Why didn’t you buy that T-shirt?
---I dislike the pattern. ______, the colour didn’t suit me.
A. Besides B. Otherwise C. Therefore D. Instead
33. E-mail, as well as telephones, ____ an important part in daily communication.
A. is playing B. have played C. are playing D. play
34. He made a mistake, but then he corrected the situation _ it got worse.
A. until B. when C. before D. as
35. Although they met with difficulties, I hear that they’ve succeeded _______.
A. at all B . in all C. first of all D. after all
When Dave was eighteen, he bought a second-hand car for ￡200 so that he could travel to and from work more 36 than by bus. It worked quite well for a few years, but it got so old, and it was costing him _37 much in repairs, that he decided that he had better 38 it.
He asked among his friends to see if anyone was 39 to buy a cheap car, but they all knew that it was falling to pieces, so 40 of them had any desire to buy it.
Dave’s friend Sam saw that he was 41 when they met one evening, and said, “What’s 42 , Dave?” Dave told him, and Sam answered, “Well, what about advertising(登广告) it in the paper? You may 43_ more for it that way than the cost of the advertisement!” Thinking that Sam’s 44 was reasonable, he put an advertisement in an evening paper, which read: “For sale: small car, 45 very little gas, only two owners. Bargain at ￡50.”
For two days after the advertisement first appeared, there was no 46_. but then on the Saturday evening he had an enquiry (咨询). A man rang up and said he would like to 47 him about the car. “All right.” Dave said, feeling happy. He asked the man whether ten o’clock the next morning would be 48_ or not. “Fine,” the man said, “and I’ll 49 my wife. We want to go for a ride in it to 50 it.”
The next morning, at a quarter to ten, Dave parked the car in the square outside his front door, 51 to wait there for the people who had 52 his advertisement. Even Dave had to 53 that the car really looked like a wreck (残破的车). Then, soon after he had got the car as 54 as it could be, a police car stopped just behind him and a policeman got out. He looked at Dave’s car and then said, “Have you reported this _55 to us yet, sir?”
36. A、directly B、safely C、properly D、easily
37. A、so B、such C、very D、too
38. A、keep B、repair C、sell D、throw
39. A、willing B、lucky C、ashamed D、generous
40. A、some B、neither C、none D、most
41. A、delighted B、sad C、calm D、astonished
42. A、on B、up C、it D、that
43. A、learn B、miss C、get D、find
44. A、message B、advice C、request D、description
45. A、uses B、loses C、has D、spends
46. A、doubt B、help C、trouble D、answer
47. A、tell B、see C、agree D、call
48. A、exact B、suitable C、early D、late
49. A、follow B、meet C、bring D、introduce
50. A、recognize B、get C、admire D、test
51. A、happening B、meaning C、turning D、failing
52. A、read B、inserted C、answered D、placed
53. A、forget B、show C、disagree D、admit
54. A、clean B、admit C、fast D、light
55. A、bargain B、sale C、accident D、result
Hello, Listeners. Welcome to Henton Hospital Radio. Before our music programme at four, I’m going to repeat some of our hospital rules.
The hospital can sleep 800 patients. There’re 8 beds in each ward (病房). The visiting hours are in the afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 and in the evening from 7:00 to 8:00. But remember only two people can see you at the same time. Sorry about that, but you can see what would happen if we didn’t have these rules.
The other rules are about our hours. We start quite early---you might not be used to that. We wake you at 6 o’clock, and breakfast is at 8 o’clock, lunch is at noon.
There’s tea at 3:30 and supper is at 6 o’clock.
You can see the non-smoking sign –-- we don’t allow smoking in the wards. I’m sure you understand why. However, if you do need to smoke, there are some smoking rooms where It is allowed.
You will find the radio switch (开关) on the wall near your bed, with your own headphones, if you want to listen. It’s our own hospital radio wishing you a quick recovery (康复).
56. Who do you think the listeners might be?
A. Patients. B. Visitors. C. Doctors D. Nurses
57. How many wards are there in this hospital?
A. 8 B. 80 C. 100 D. 800
58. Which is Not allowed in the hospital?
A. Listening to the hospital radio. B. Visiting patients in the morning.
C. Smoking in smoking-rooms. D. Getting up early in the morning.
59. What programme will follow this radio talk?
A. Hospital rules. B. A weather report. C. A free talk. D. A music programme.
A beautiful and very successful actress (女演员) was the star for a new musical show. Her home was in the countryside, but she did not want to go back there every night, so she bought an expensive house in the centre of the city, got some beautiful furniture (家具) and got a man to paint the rooms in new colours.
It was very difficult to get tickets for her show, because everybody wanted to see it. So she decided to give the painter two of the best seats. She hoped that this would make him work better for her. He took the tickets without saying anything, and she heard no more about them until the end of the month, when she got the painter’s bill (账单). At the bottom of it were these words: “ Four hours watching Miss Hall sing and dance: 3 pounds,” with this note: “After 5 p.m., I get 15 shillings (先令) an hour instead of 10 shillings.”
60. The actress bought a house in the centre of the city because ______.
A. she liked to live in the busiest place B. she didn’t like to live in the country
C. her home was far away from where she worked D. she didn’t want to go back to her hometown any longer
61. In order to make the painter work better for her, the actress ________.
A. gave him two tickets for her show B. sang and danced for him for hours
C. paid him 3 pounds D. decided to pay him 15 shillings an hour
62. The actress got the painter’s bill ________.
A. to ask for the money of his painting work B. to ask to pay for his watching her show
C. in which he showed his thanks for the tickets D. in which he expressed his dissatisfaction
63. What kind of man was the painter?
A. He was a careful man. B. He was a poor man.
C. He was not friendly to others. D. He knew little about music and dances.
Isn't it astonishing how much time we spend talking about food? “Have you ever eaten …?” “What did you have for lunch?” and so on. And yet when you travel from one country to another, you will find that people have quite different feelings about food. People often feel that what they eat is normal (正常) and that what other people eat is strange or silly. In most parts of Asia, for example, no meal is complete without rice. In England, people eat potatoes every day. In the Middle East, bread is the main part of every meal. Eating like so many things we do, becomes a habit which is difficult to change. Americans like to drink a lot of orange juice and coffee. The English drink tea four or five times every day. Australians drink a great deal of beer, and the French drink wine every day.
The sort of meat people like to eat also differs from one country to another. Horse meat is thought to be delicious in France. In Hong Kong, some people enjoy eating snakes. New Zealanders eat sheep, but they never eat goat meat. The Japanese don't like to eat sheep meat because of its smell, but they enjoy eating raw fish (生鱼).
So it seems that although eating is a topic we can talk about for hours, there is very little common sense in what we say it. People everywhere enjoy eating what they have always eaten, and there is very little we can do to change our eating habits.
64. Which of the following is true according to the article?
A. All people have the same feeling about food. B. In most parts of Asia, people usually have rice for meals.
C. People often consider other people to be strange or silly. D. The topic people spend time talking about is bread and meat.
65. People in different countries ___ .
A. drink the same sort of wine B. have the same eating habit
C. eat different kinds of meat D. have the same tea at different time within a day
66. The Japanese don't like to eat sheep meat __ .
A. because they dislike its smell B. because it is too expensive
C. because it is easy to go bad D. because they think it will do harm to their health
67. English people drink tea four or five times a day _ .
A. because they get thirsty easily B. because there is plenty of tea in Britain
C. because of their drinking habit D. because they have enough time to do so
The fact that blind people can see things using other parts of their bodies apart from their eyes may help us to understand our feelings about color. If they can sense color differences, then perhaps we, too, are affected (影响) by color without knowing it. Salesmen have discovered by experience over a long period of time that sugar sells badly in green wrappings (包装), that blue foods are considered not agreeable to the taste ,and that cosmetics (化妆品) should never be packed in brown. These discoveries have grown into a whole subject of color psychology (心理学).
Some of our preferences (偏爱) are clearly psychological. Dark blue is the color of the night sky and therefore connected with calm, while yellow is a day color connected with energy and encouragement. Experiments have shown that colors, partly because they are connected with psychology, also have a direct effect on people’s mind. People in bright red surroundings (环境) show an increase in breathing speed, heartbeat and blood pressure. Red is exciting. Pure blue has exactly the opposite effect; it is a calming color. Being exciting, red was chosen as the signal for danger, but a closer study shows that a bright yellow can produce a more basic state of alarm, so fire engines in some advanced areas are now rushing around in bright yellow colors that stop buses, trucks and cars.
65. The passage tells us that salesmen have _______.
A. found out that colors affect sales B. discovered the relationship between color and psychology
C. tried colors on blind people D. developed a special subject of color psychology
66. If people are exposed to (置身于) pure blue, _______.
A. their body pressure rises B. they won’t easily feel nervous
C. they want to taste blue foods D. they will feel like buying things
67. The most effective color in the passage for warning people is _____.
A. red B. bright yellow C. dark blue D. green
68. Which of the following do you think is the best title of the passage?
A. Color and Feelings B. Colors and Sales C. The Blind and Colors D. Preferences for Colors
Antarctica, with its seemingly endless icy beauty, is one place where one look is worth a thousand words. My own dream to see it came true last January when I joined the sixth exploration crew(考查队) of the China National Marine Bureau. We spent 10 days connecting flights to reach our goal, but finally arrived at the Great Wall Station on Antarctica on the eve of Chinese New Year.
There are only two seasons in Antarctica: winter and summer. You get polar nights in winter and polar days in summer. Day is longer than night in summer, and the temperature often reaches below zero. Luckily, there are no snowstorms in summer, which makes it the best season to travel. What I imagined before starting for Antarctica was a world of ice, storms, endless cold and loneliness. When I stopped on Antarctica for the first time, however, I saw rich, energetic and beautiful scenery that was beyond anything I had imagined.
We only spent 11 days at the South Pole, but every minute was spent taking pictures and losing our heart to the wonderland. Beauty enveloped us as we watched the world around us. The mountains, oceans, ice, snow, sky, earth and people all seemed to have their own stories.
Rocks from Antarctica are considered valuable. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring one back. However, my heavy bags full of films are certainly worth that. It is in these pictures that the true Antarctica comes alive.
72. What is the best title for this passage?
A. Antarctica, my dream world. B. Beautiful Antarctica.
C. What I’ve got in Antarctica. D. My visit to Antarctica.
73. Why is summer the best season to go to Antarctica?
A. There are no snowstorms in summer. B. Night is longer than day in summer.
C. The temperature often reaches below zero in summer.
D. In this season, Antarctica is world of ice, storms and loneliness.
74. What made the writer unexpected(意外) is that he saw_______.
A. the only two seasons there: winter and summer B. the world of ice, storms ,endless cold and loneliness
C. the rich, energetic and beautiful scenery D. the Great Wall Station and many rocks there
75. The writer joined the sixth exploration team to _______.
A. make some studies of the weather and the animals B. study the relationship between the weather and the animals
C. collect some information for a scientific study center D. capture(捕获) the rich, energetic and beautiful scenery
Dear Mr Brown:
I’m Wang Lin, male.
Hope for an early reply.