1.We’ve been told that the sports meeting is_____till next week.
A.put out B.put on C.put off D.put back
2.The girl was very happy because he was admitted_____Beijing University.
A.to B.in C.of D.at
3.You can borrow only one book_____from the library.
A.at a time B.at one time C.at the time D.at times
4.The news spread quickly and soon it became_____talk of_____village.
A.the;a B.a;/ C./;the D.the;the
5.You_____Tommy too much.He was a boy after all.
A.should not have scolded B.shouldn’t scold
C.needn’t have scolded D.mustn’t have scolded
6.—I’m going to change my present job.
A.how when B.what after C.which if D.what if
7.Because they usually receive the same score in the exam,there is often disagreement as to_____is the better student,John or Mary.
A.who B.which C.whom D.whose
8.The best job is_____which uses your skill in doing something together with your interest in the subject.
A.something B.the one C.one D.it
9.—Perhaps we can put the meeting off till next Tuesday.
—That’s what I_____about when you came in.
A.thought B.am thinking C.had thought D.was thinking
10.A beam of light will not bend round corners unless_____to do so with the help of a reflecting device.
A.having been made B.being made C.made D.to be made
It was five days before Christmas.Holiday music played over the sound system and my co-workers excitedly 1 their plans.
“Doing anything special?” they asked me.I shook my head 2 .I was 3 000 miles from my family in Hawaii,pursuing(追求) my lifelong 3 of becoming a nurse.I attended classes all day,then went straight to my full time 4 job at night.My weekly plan left me very tired and homesick.
I had 5 looked forward to the holidays.But this December I felt unable to go on.In my prayers(祷告),I told 6 that I could just get home to see my mum,dad and brothers.I could survive(生存) the next two years until I graduated(毕业).But 7 ?Rent,textbooks and other expenses left me with no 8 cash(现金).Money to go home?I hardly had money to eat.
“I’m on my 9 .Cover for me,will you?” asked Maribelle,another waitress,as she 10 me on her way to the employee’s room.
“ 11 ,there’s this guy at table five,” she said.“He’s been sitting there for more than an hour,not making any trouble but not 12 anything either,”she paused.“It’s like he’s... 13
I looked in the comer. 14 enough,there was a slim,pleasant-looking man 15 in a worn shirt,and a black baseball cap,just sitting 16 .I went over,trying to force a smile.
“I’m Cory,”I said.“Please let me know if you want anything.”
I was turning to walk away 17 the man spoke.He had a soft,low voice,but somehow I could hear it clear and plain in the 18 restaurant.
“I’d like an order of chips,” he said,“and a glass of water.”
My heart 19 .Chips were the cheapest thing on the menu,which meant I wouldn’t get much of a 20 .But maybe the guy was broke.And I sure know how that felt.So I tried my best to make him feel okay.
1.A.talked B.changed C.discussed D.made
2.A.okay B.yes C.not D.no
3.A.plan B.dream C.hope D.idea
4.A.waitress B.waiter C.assistant D.manager
5.A.seldom B.always C.never D.hardly
6.A.my parents B.Mum C.Dad D.God
7.A.how B.when C.why D.where
8.A.other B.rest C.enough D.extra
9.A.way B.duty C.break D.work
10.A.found B.met C.passed D.saw
11.A.By the way B.At all C.Above all D.After all
12.A.saying B.eating C.drinking D.ordering
13.A.looking for B.waiting for C.waiting on D.asking for
14.A.Good B.Lucky C.All D.Sure
15.A.dressed B.wore C.devoted D.seated
16.A.angrily B.alone C.sadly D.enjoyably
17.A.before B.when C.as D.while
18.A.quiet B.large C.noisy D.wonderful
19.A.sank B.beat C.broke D.lost
20.A.praise B.tip C.dollar D.prize
“Mark Twain”was the name used by Samuel Langhorne Clemens when he wrote books.
His father was a lawyer,but a poor one,who lived at Florida,Missouri.The family was so poor that Samuel did not receive much teaching.He had to learn all that he could from the people whom he met.His father died when he was very young,and then there was even less money than before.
Many of the men in this part of America worked in the ships on the great River Mississippi,and he did this himself at one time.
Where did he find the name揗ark Twain?It came from the great river itself.It was part of one of the cries used by men who worked in the ships.When a man called 揃y the mark twain!?ithe t meant that the river was 搕wo marks deep?there,that is to say,six feet deep(揟wain攊s an old form of the work揟wo?.Samuel Clemens often heard these words when he was young,and he used them as a pen name all his life.
During his work on the Mississippi !?ithehe met travelers of all kinds,and this helped him a great deal when he started to write.But the number of travelers became smaller when war started in America in 1861.Many of the great ships on the river stopped work.Samuel left then and went to Nevada with his brother,who was at that time Governor of Nevada.There,near the town of Carson,Samuel became a gold miner,but he never made much money at the time.He soon saw that life in the gold mines was not for him.He also tried writing for the newspapers in Nevada,and this seemed more hopeful.He found that he could write.
He went to Europe in 1867 and visited France and Italy.In 1870 he married Olivia Langdon,and two years later he was spending nearly all his time writing.Among his books is his own story.
He is now always known as Mark Twain,and many people do not even know that his family name was Clemens.He travelled in America and in England,and went to Oxford in 1907.He was one of the great American writers of the time,and could make his readers laugh梐 thing swhich few writers can do.He died in 1910.
A.a famous Amer ican writer B.name of a book
C.a great river in America D.a large ship
2.As a child,Samuel did not get much education because_____.
A.his father died too early
B.the family was very poor
C.he disliked school very much
D.he could learn what he liked from the people he met
3.What gave him a great deal when he started writing?
A.His poor childhood. B.The Mississippi river.
C.All kinds of travelers he met. D.His brother.
4.We can infer from the passage that_____.
A.Samuel loved writing from his early age
B.Samuel did not love writing at the beginning
C.his writings to the newspaper were successful
D.his brother encouraged him to write more
5.According to the writer of the passage,a good writer could_____.
A.write a lot for his readers
B.make a lot of money for his family
C.cause his readers to laugh
D.travel everywhere he wanted