1.- I'm looking for a shirt for my father.
A.What size do you wear?
B.What can I do for you?
C.How about this one?
D.What size does your father wear?
2.- We are going to have a singing party tonight. Would you like to join us?
A.I'm afraid not, because I have to go to an important meeting.
B.Of course not. I have no idea.
C.No, I can't.
D.That's all set.
3.- I wonder if I could use your computer tonight?
- ___________ I'm not using it right now.
A.Sure, here you are.
B.I don't know.
C.It doesn't matter.
4.- What a beautiful dress you have on today!
A.It is suitable for me.
B.No, it isn't.
C.You want to have one, too?
5.- Is that seat taken?
A.Please don't worry.
B.I don't think so.
D.It's very nice.
Americans with small families own a small car or a large one. If both parents are working, they usually have two cars. When the family is large, one of the cars is sold and they will buy a van (住房汽车).
A small car can hold four persons and a large car can hold six persons but it is very crowded. A van hold seven persons easily, so a family of three children could ask their grandparents to go on a holiday travel. They could all travel together.
Mr. Hagen and his wife had a third child last year. This made them sell a second car and buy a van. There are seven seats in the van, and the sixth and seventh seats are used to put other things, for a family of five must carry many suitcases when they travel. When they arrive at their grandparents' home, the suitcases are brought into the two seats can then carry the grandparents.
Americans call vans motor homes. A motor home is always used for holidays. When a family are traveling to the mountains or to the seaside, they can live in their motor home for a few days or weeks. All the members of a big family can enjoy a happier life when they are traveling together. That is why motor homes have become very popular. In America there are many parks for motor homes.
6.From the passage, a van is also called a motor home.
7.Before Mr. Hagen and his wife bought a van, they built a new place for a van.
8.A motor home is usually owned by a family with more than two children.
9.Americans usually use motor homes to drive their children to school every day.
10.Motor homes have become popular because they can let families have a happier life when they go out for their holidays.
Many people who work in London prefer to live outside it, and to go in to their offices or schools every day by train, car or bus, even though this means they have to get up early in the morning and reach home late in the evening.
One advantage of living outside London is that houses are cheaper. Even a small flat in London without a garden costs quite a lot to rent. With the same money, one can get a little house in the country with a garden of one’s own.
Then, in the country one can really get away from the noise and hurry of busy working lives. Even though one has to get up earlier and spend more time in trains or buses, one can sleep better at night and during weekends and on summer evenings, one can enjoy the fresh, clean air of the country. If one likes gardens, one can spend one’s free time digging, planting, watering and doing the hundred and one other jobs which are needed in a garden. Then, when the flowers and vegetables come up, one has got the reward together with those who have shared the secret of Nature.
Some people, however, take no interest in country things: for them, happiness lies in the town, with its cinemas and theatres, beautiful shops and busy streets, dance-halls and restaurants. Such people would feel that their life was not worth living if they had to live it outside London. An occasional walk in one of the parks and a fortnight’s (two weeks) visit to the sea every summer is all the country they want: the rest they are quite prepared to leave to those who are glad to get away from London every night.
11.Which of the following statements is NOT true?_________
A.People who love Nature prefer to live outside the city.
B.People who work in London prefer to live in the country.
C.Some people enjoying city life prefer to work and live inside London.
D.Many nature lovers, though working in London, prefer to live outside the city.
12.With the same money ________, one can buy a little house with a garden in the country.
A.getting a small flat with a garden
B.having a small flat with a garden
C.renting a small flat without a garden
D.buying a small flat without a garden
13.When the garden is in blossom, it means that one ________ has been rewarded.
A.living in the country
B.having spent time working in the garden
C.having a garden of his own
D.having been digging, planting and watering
14.People who think happiness lies in the town would feel that _______ if they had to live outside London.
A.their life was meaningless
B.their life was invaluable
C.they didn’t deserve a happy life
D.they were not worthy of their happy life
15.The underlined phrase get away from in the 3rd paragraph refers to ________.
B.do away with
16.Some TV programs are interesting but some others are ______ and full of violence.
C.to be frightening
D.to be frightened
17.Could you tell us _______her aunt will stay here?
18.I often see ______ the road on his way home.
19.He asked the waiter ________ the bill.
20.His salary as a driver is much higher than ________.
B.is a porter
C.as a porter
D.that of a porter
Social customs and ways of behaving are changing. __21__ was considered impolite many years ago is now acceptable. Just a few years ago, it was thought to be impolite behavior for a man to smoke in the street. No man who thought of himself as being a gentleman __22__ a fool of himself by smoking when a woman was in the room.
Customs __23__ from country to country, but the important thing __24__ is not to do anything that might make other people feel __25__, especially if they are your guests. You are expected to find a way to keep them from feeling foolish.
26.He is sweating all over.
27.I have a pain in my back.
28.Does the computer have instructions on it?
29.The friend saw everything but did not say a single word.
30.Have you seen Tom recently?
31.All that glitters is not gold.