1. –Hello! I want to make a person-to-person call to Toronto, Canada. The number is 932-0806.
A. But I don’t know whom do you want to call.
B. What’s the name of the party you’re calling?
C. What’s the address of the person you’re calling?
D. What’s the extension number you’re calling?
2. ---Have you ever been to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing?
A. No, but I have no time.
B. No, but I’d like to.
C. Yes. I was too busy then.
D. Yes. I couldn’t do it right now.
3. –Is everyone always so helpful to you in your office?
A. Yes. What can I do for you now?
B. Yes, there is a hotel nearby.
C. Yes. Can I help you?
D. Yes. It’s a great place to work.
4. ---It’s a beautiful day today! How about a little trip out into the country?
A. That sounds great. What should I do for the preparation?
B. I don’t know. I really haven’t thought about what we’d do.
C. Well, would you like me to pack picnic or to buy something?
D. It’s all right. Thank you.
5. –Excuse me. Could you show me the way to the nearest subway station?
A. Any time. It’s next to the post office.
B. All right. Do you want me to go with you?
C. No problem. With pleasure.
D. Of course not. Go down this street and turn right.
The greatest recent social changes have been in the lives of women. During the twentieth century there has been a remarkable shortening of the proportion of a woman’s life spent in caring for children. A woman marrying at the end of the nineteenth century world probably have been in her middle twenties, and would be likely to have seven or eight children, of whom four or five lived till they were five years old. By the time the youngest was fifteen, the mother would have been in her early fifties and would expect to live a further twenty years, during which custom, opportunity and health made it unusual for her to get paid work. Today women marry younger and have fewer children. Usually a woman’s youngest child will be fifteen when she is forty-five and can be expected to live another thirty-five years and is likely to take paid work until retirement at sixty. Even while she has the care of children, her work is lightened by household appliances and convenience foods.
The important change in women’s life-pattern has only recently begun to have its full effect on women’s economic position. Even a few years ago most girls left school at the first opportunity, and most of them took a full-time job. However, when they married, they usually left work at once and never returned to it. Today the school-leaving age is sixteen, many girls stay at work at least until shortly before their first child is born. Very many more afterwards return to full or part-time work. Such changes have led to a new relationship in marriage, with both husband and wife sharing more equally in providing the money, and running the home, according to the abilities and interests of each of them.
6. For women at the beginning of the twentieth century, the amount of time spent taking care of children ___A____.
A) was shorter than in previous centuries
B) was longer than in previous centuries
C) was considered to be surprisingly long
D) account for a great part of their lives
7. According to the passage, around the year 1900 most women married ___A_____.
A) at about twenty-five
B) in their early fifties
C) as soon as possible after they were fifteen
D) at any age from fifteen to forty-five
8. When she was over fifty, the late nineteenth-century mother ____D____.
A) would be healthy enough to take up paid employment
B) was usually expected to die fairly soon
C) would expect to work until she died
D) was unlikely to find a job even if she wanted one
9. One reason why the woman of today may take a job is that she __A______.
A) is younger when her children are old enough to look after themselves
B) does not like children herself
C) need not worry about food for her children
D) can retire from family responsibilities when she reaches sixty
10. According to the passage, it is now quite usual for women to ___C_____.
A) stay at home after leaving school
B) marry men younger than themselves
C) start working again later in life
D) marry while still at school
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage:
Why don’t birds get lost on their long flights from one place to another? Scientists have puzzled over this question for many years. Now they’re beginning to fill in the blanks.
Not long ago, experiments showed that birds rely on the sun to guide them during daylight hours. But what about birds that fly by night? Tests with artificial stars have proved that certain night-flying birds are able to follow the stars in their long-distance flights.
A dove had spent its lifetime in a cage and had never flown under a natural sky. Yet it showed an inborn ability to use the stars for guidance. The bird’s cage was placed under an artificial star-filled sky. The bird tried to fly in the same direction as that taken by his outdoor cousins. Any change in the position of the artificial stars caused a change in the direction of his flight.
But the stars are apparently their principal means of navigation. When the stars are hidden by clouds, they apparently find their way by such landmarks as mountain ranges, coast lines, and river courses. But when it’s too dark to see these, the doves circle helplessly, unable to find their way.
11. The reason why birds don’t get lost on long flights __B____.
A) have been known to scientists for years
B) have only recently been discovered
C) are known by everyone
D) will probably remain a mystery
12. During daylight hours, birds ____C___.
A) fly aimlessly
B) rely on landmarks
C) use sun for guidance
D) are more likely to get lost
13. By “his outdoor cousins” the author means ____C_____.
A) other experimenters
B) the other doves of the same brood
C) doves under the natural sky
D) other birds in general
14. The experiment with the dove indicated that ___D______.
A) birds have to be taught to navigate
B) a bird that has been caged will not fly long distances
C) some birds cannot fly at night
D) some birds seem to follow the stars when they fly at night
15. In total darkness, doves __B_____.
A) use landmarks
B) don’t know which way to fly
C) fly back home
D) wait for the stars to appear
16. It is in the south-eastern part of the country, __A___ most Australians live.
A. where B. that C. which D. what
17. Although most of the continent ___C_____ extensive plains and nothing hills, there are also spectacular forests.
A. consists of B. is consisted of C. consist of D. are consisted of
18. Neither the students nor the teacher ___B___ anything about the matter.
A. know B. knows C. have not known D. has not known
19. The tutor accused the students of great ___C_____.
A. efficiency B. inefficient C. inefficiency D. efficient
20. They had good reason to think that the experience was worth __C____.
A. to try B. tried C. trying D. being tried
As she walked round the large shop, Edith realized how difficult it was to choose a suitable Christmas gift for her father.
She wished that he were as easy to please as her mother, who was __21__satisfied with perfume(香水). __22__, shopping at this time of the year was a most __23__job. People stood on your feet, pushed you with their shoulders and almost __24__ you over in their hurry in order to grasp something cheap ahead of you.
Partly to have a rest, Edith paused in front of a counter, where some beautiful ties were on __25__. "They are real silk," the shop assistant told her with a smile trying to __26__her to buy one. But Edith knew from past __27__that her choice of ties hardly ever pleased her father.
She moved on slowly and then, quite by chance, stopped where a small crowd of men had gathered round a counter. She found some fine pipes on sale and the __28__were very beautiful. Edith did not hesitate for long, although her father only smoked a pipe once in a while, she believed this was __29__ to please him.
When she got home, with her small but well-chosen present hidden in her handbag, it was time for supper and her parents were already at table. Her mother was in great excitement. "Your father has at last decided to stop smoking," she told her daughter happily. Edith was so __20__that she could not say a single word.
C 21. A. never B. seldom C. always D. scarcely
C 22. A. Therefore B. Fortunately C. Besides D. Finally
A 23. A. unhappy B. careful C. exciting D. tiring
D 24. A. turned B. hit C. brought D. knocked
B 25. A. time B. show C. board D. duty
D 26. A. hope B. ask C. force D. persuade
A 27. A. experience B. things C. books D. school
C 28. A. money B. cigarette C. shapes D. shop
D 29. A. hardly B. impossibly C. possibly D. certainly
C 30. A. glad B. happy C. surprised D. excited
1. It wasn’t until the third year in high school that he began thinking of becoming a writer.
2. As a sailing ship has a destination, so we must have a definite goal in our life.
3. She was so lost in studying that she forgot to have dinner.
With social division in labor is becoming much more meticulous, working requires much higher efficiency. In order to keep up with the development step of the society, more and more people choose continuing education for more knowledge. Through continuing education, people can acquire whatever they need, find out their right position, and realize their value. As a young person ， in order to stand firm in the competitive world and consciously form my own strategy in the dazzling of opportunities, I have to be equipped with relative knowledge, a supple mind, strong enterprising spirit and sharp insight. Looking at this point, continuing education is now becoming a necessity for anyone who expects to gain a place in the society.
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