1.—What do your parents __________ (do) on weekends?
—My father usually __________ (exercise) in the park，and my mother always ________ (shop) in the mall.Sometimes they ______ (go) to the movies together.
2.I ________ (play) pingpong quite well，but I haven’t had time to play since the New Year.
3.—You are drinking too much.
—Only at home.No one ________ (see) me but you.
4.We’ll give him the message after he ________ (finish) dinner.
5.—Have you moved into the new house?
—Not yet.The rooms ________________ (paint).
6.—Will you go to the museum tomorrow?
—I will if I ________ (have) no visitors.
7.When I was a little girl，my teacher told me that the earth ________ (travel)around the sun.
8.I used to drink a lot of tea，but these days I ________ (like) coffee.
The sun ________ in the east and ________ in the west.
Li Kang ________ basketball every day.
We ________ go to the park if it ____________ tomorrow.
He ____________ Tom to come.
I’m ____________ with the ______________ result.
1.—I’ve not finished my dinner yet.
—But our friends________for us.
A.will wait B.wait
C.have waited D.are waiting
2.I ________ all the cooking for my family，but recently I’ve been too busy to do it.
A.will do B.do
C.am doing D.had done
3.The palace caught fire three times in the last century，and little of the original building____now.
A.remains B.is remained
C.is remaining D.has been remained
4.Barbara is easy to recognize as she’s the only one of the women who________evening dress.
C.has worn D.have worn
5.—What’s that terrible noise?
—The neighbors ______ for a party.
A.have prepared B.are preparing
C.prepare D.will prepare
6.Selecting a mobile phone for personal use is no easy task because technology______so rapidly.
A.is changing B.has changed
C.will have changed D.will change
7.—What would you do if it ______tomorrow?
—We have to carry it on，since we’ve got everything ready.
C.will rain D.is raining
8.It is believed that if a book is ______，it will surely______the reader.
9.—________John ________ this week，Jerry?
—No，he is on holiday with his family.
10.This machine ________.It hasn’t worked for years.
A.didn’t work B.wasn’t working
C.doesn’t work D.isn’t working
11.Ladies and gentlemen，please fasten your seat belts.The plane ________.
A.takes off B.is taking off
C.has taken off D.took off
12.Tom sounds very much ________ in the job，but I’m not sure whether he can manage it.
13.________ and happy，Tony stood up and accepted the prize.
C.Being surprised D.To be surprising
14.We live day by day，but in the great things，the time of days and weeks________so small that a day is unimportant.
C.has been D.have been
15.I looked out of the window and saw many people________.
A.come and go B.coming and going
C.to come and go D.come and gone
I’m telling Mother about a new girl in school，and she suddenly looks up and says，“Who’re your two best friends?” I’m not sure what to say.I’ve been friends with Jill since I was three or so，and I really like Jaime，a friend in kindergarten.“Well，what about Karen and Cindy?” She seems upset，like I hurt her feelings.“But they’re my sisters.” “Yes，but they can still be your best friends.Friends may come and go，but your sisters will always be there for you.”
At the time，the idea of my two sisters being my closest friends seemed strange to me.We fought all the time over toys，food and attention.How could my sisters be my best friends?They weren’t the same age as I.We all had our own friends in school.But my mother never let the three of us forget it：Sisters are lifelong friends.Her wish was to give us something that she never had.Growing up an only child，she longed for siblings (兄弟姐妹).When she gave birth to three daughters，the fulfillment of her dream had only just begun.She’d given us each a gift and she wanted to make sure we did not take that gift for granted.She’d frequently tell us how lucky we were.She never showed favoritism to one daughter over the other.And when we were teenagers，Mom always punished us equally.
We didn’t always get along beautifully and fought just like any other siblings.But we realized that our mother was right.Today I share things with my sisters that I do with no one else.My sister Cindy and I ran the New York City Marathon together，sidebyside，even holding hands when we crossed the finish line.When my sister Karen got married，I was her maid of honor.The three of us trust each other with our greatest secrets.
It was twentythree years ago that my mother first asked me who my two best friends were.Today she doesn’t have to.She already knows.
1.Why does Mother say that my sisters can be my best friends?
A.Because we fight over toys，food and attention.
B.Because my sisters are the same age as I.
C.Because my sisters will always be there for me.
D.Because we are always punished by Mother equally.
2.What’s the author’s greatest gift?
A.The friendship of her different friends.
B.What her mother did for her.
C.The love of her mother for her daughters.
D.Both of her sisters.
3.What made the author change her opinion about best friends?
A.What Mother said about the relationship between friends and sisters.
B.What Mother experienced because she had no siblings.
C.Her mother’s favoritism to one daughter over the other.
D.What the sisters shared only with each other.
4.Twentythree years later，who became the author’s best friends?
A.My mother and father.
B.Jill and Jaime.
C.My sisters，Jim and Jaime.
D.Cindy and Karen.
这条河是那条河长度的三倍。1The river is 3 times as long as that one.2The river is 3 times the length of that one.3The river is twice longer than that one.