高一英语nit3 A taste of English humour练习题及答案解析
Unit3 A taste of English humour
He is content despite his great poverty.
Can you tell me the content of the box?
be/ feel content with=be satisfied /pleased with
be content to do sth.满意/乐意做某事
content oneself with 使某人自己对……感到满足
As there is no bread, we must content ourselves with pancakes.
—Are you content with your present salary?
—No, not at all. 不，一点也不满意。
②There is a table of contents at the front of the book.
答案: ① Are you content with your present life?
He entertained us for hours with his stories and jokes.
We were all entertained by his humorous stories.
entertain sb.with sth. 用……使某人快乐
entertain sb. to sth. 用……招待/款待某人
I often entertain friends to dinner on Sundays.
entertaining adj. 使人愉快的;有趣的
entertainment n. 款待;请客;娱乐;消遣
an entertaining story/guest 一个有趣的故事/客人
The child is his building blocks.
few in that town.
This type of robot is intended only .
答案: ①entertaining himself with ② There are; entertainments ③ for entertainment
I became successful after many failures.
The new restaurant was a failure and soon closed.
fail v. 失败;不及格
fail in 失败;不及格;不足;缺乏
fail to do sth. (表示否定)未能做某事;没有
I failed to persuade him. 我没能说服他。
①At last, he was (了不起的成功者), while she was (失败者).
②I (不能)see why you find it so amusing.
答案: ① a great success;a failure ② fail to
be convinced/sure of sth./that确信;坚信
convince sb. to do sth. 说服某人做某事
convince sb. of sth./that 使某人相信……
We convinced Anne to go by train rather than plane.
It’s hard to convince my family that we can’t afford a new car. 很难让我的家人相信我们买不起新车。
convincing adj. 有说服力的;令人信服的
convinced adj. 感到信服的;相信的
be convinced of sth./that 相信……
I am convinced of his honesty. 我对他的诚实深信不疑。
①It will be very difficult to them our innocence.
A. convince; of B. believe; in
C. convince; about D. believe; of
②He couldn’t his father that John was telling the truth.
A. Convince B. believe
C. Admit D. display
①解析：选A。convince sb. of sth.意为“使某人相信某事”，符合句意。
②解析：选A。按照句意：他无法使他父亲相信约翰说的是事实。convince 使信服，说服。常用于convince sb. of sth./that ...结构。believe不能用于believe sb. that ...结构;admit承认，允许进入，接纳;display陈列，展览，显示。
vt. &vi. 导演;指示;指挥
He directed many Shakespearean plays in London.
direct+ sb./ sth. +to do sth. 指示/命令某人/物做某事
Direct +that sb. (should) do sth.
sth. (should) be done
The general directed that an advance (should)be made the next morning. 将军命令部队第二天早上向前挺进。
direction n. 指导;方向
We flew direct from London to New York.
You will hear everything directly you come.
①The next flight doesn’t go to Paris，it goes by way of Rome.
②He refused to answer my questions .
③We’ll come we have finished.
④He drove in the of the farm.
答案: ① direct ② directly ③directly ④ direction
be particular about 对……挑剔
in particular = particularly 特别地，特殊地
He loves playing football in particular.
especial 特别的，主要的，突出的。 强调的是重要性，有“优越，好感”之意。
On that particular day, the door was opened. (强调平常没有这种现象) 这扇门在特别的一天被打开了。
You need not be on diet but be on regulation especial for overfull.
You need a special tool to finish the task.
①She is very particular for her clothes.
②These documents are of particularly importance.
答案: ①for→ about/over ② particularly → particular
7. badly off
I am quite badly off recently.
be badly off for sth. 需要(某物);(某物)供应不足
worse off 境况更差;更穷困
well off 富裕;处境好
His health is worse off than before.
The refugees are badly off for blankets, and even worse off for food. 难民需要毯子, 更需要食物。
Capitalism can make you well off.
①Though he was , he looked down upon those who had a lot of money.
A. well of B. rich
C. badly off D. well–known
②We shouldn’t complain about being poor because many families are much .(2010•01•安徽泗县一中检测)
A. better off B. badly off
C. well off D. worse off
8. cut off
The water supply has been cut off for several days in the city. 这个城市的水供应已经被切断好几天了。
They were cut off in the middle of their conversation on the phone. 他们在通电话时被中断了。
When the city was cut off, everyone knew that the total defeat was certain. 当城市被包围时，大家都知道失败已成定局。
cut down 砍倒;消减，降低
cut in 插嘴
cut across 取捷径;走近路
cut up 切碎
①He was in hospital for six months. He felt as if he
was from the outside world.
A. cut out B. cut off
C. cut up D. cut through
②With the electricity , all the machines stopped. (原创)
A. cut off B. cut down
C. was cut off D. was cut down
①解析：选B。考查短语辨析。cut out删去;cut off隔离，常与from连用;cut up切碎;cut through抄近路。由句意可知，选B项。
②解析：选A。the electricity 与cut off之间呈被动关系，所以用“with+ sth.+ done”的结构。
9. pick out
She was picked out from hundreds of applicants for the job.
He picked out his sister from the crowd.
pick at 小口地吃
pick on 选择;(作为挨骂或受罚对象)挑中(某人)
pick up 捡起;改良;进步;增加;获得;收听
①This picture was taken a long time ago. I wonder if you can my father. (2010•01•陕西宝鸡检测)
A. find out B. pick out
C. look out D. speak out
②—How are you getting on with your business, Tom?
—I’m glad to say it is . (2010•1•陕西师大附中检测)
A. picking up B. making up
C. taking up D. turning up
10. Not that Charlie’s own life was easy!
Who were you with last night? Not that I care, of course.
①Kate had lost some weight— (我倒不关心).
(我并不是说这个很要紧), but how did you spend the money I gave you?
答案: ① not that I care ② Not that it matters
11. They are so hungry that they try boiling a pair of leather shoes for their dinner. 他们饿极了，只好煮了一双皮鞋来充饥。
so...that 如此……以至，在句中引导结果状语从句。 so 为副词，后跟形容词或副词。
so...that 中的so 为副词，后跟形容词或副词。
such...that中的such 为形容词，后跟名词(名词前可有形容词修饰)，当that前面有many, much, few, little等词修饰时，只能用so,不可以用such。
He became so angry that he couldn’t speak.
It was such a sunny day that we could go out for a walk.
It is such a little sheep that it can’t run fast.
He is such a kind man that we all like him.
=He is so kind a man that we all like him.
So fast did he run that I couldn’t catch up with him.
There is little water that it is not enough for many people. (2010•01•山东青岛模块检测)
such; so B. so; so C. such; such D. so; such
解析：选B。此处 little 意为“少”，所以第一个空要用so修饰;第二个空后面为many修饰名词，故也用so。
12. Then he cuts off the leather top of the shoe as if it were the finest steak.
句中as if引导状语从句。as if从句中的内容有时有主观想像或夸大性的比喻，此时从句中常用虚拟语气。若从句中的动词与主句谓语动词同时发生，则从句谓语动词用过去时;若先于主句则用过去完成时，若后于主句，则用过去将来时。
He looks as if he were an artist.(同时)
He speaks English so fluently as if he had studied English in America.(先于)他说英语如此流利好像他在美国学过一样。
He learns English so hard as if he would go to the USA.(后于)他学英语如此努力就像他会去美国一样。
The child talked to us .
He acts as if .
答案: ①as if he were an adult
② he had known the fact