1. Although they are good friends, ____ they have little ____.
A. but; in general B. yet; in the common C. /; in common D. /; in general
2. --- Do you think the bad weather will ___________?
--- I ______________________.
A. go on; don’t hope to
B. keep up; hope not
C. take up; think not
D. keep on; don’t think so
3. --- Did anyone support you at the meeting?
--- Mike was the only person who ____ my opinion.
A. shared B. agreed C. cared D. accepted
4. ---Where is Li Lei?
---He was just seen ______ the building and go upstairs.
A. come into B. came into
C. coming into D. to come into
5. ___ my opinion, your article is well written ____.
A. In; in the way B. In; in a way C. On; on the way D. On; in a way
6. --- Must I turn off the gas after cooking?
--- Of course. You can never be careful_____ with that.
A. enough B. too
C. so D. very
7. As time _______, you’ll learn more.
A. goes by B. goes away
C. goes about D. goes off
8. --- I’ve got some wonderful news. We are going to spend a holiday abroad.
--- Really? ______________________.
A. I don’t believe so
B. I believe not
C. I can’t believe it
D. I don’t believe it
9. --- I’d like ________ information about the management of the hotel, please.
--- Well, you could have _______ with the manager. He might be helpful.
A. some; a word
B. an; words
C. some; words
D. an; a word
10. I ____ that the news is made up by a little boy.
A. have been told B. have told
C. was told D. told
11. ---I’m sorry I didn’t do a good job.
---Never mind. ____, you have tried your best.
A. At all B. All that C. In all D. After all
12. Seeing the car trapped in the snow drift, the driver didn’t know ______ it.
A. how to do
B. what to do
C. how to deal with
D. how to do with
13. We needed a new cupboard for the kitchen. So Peter made _____ from some wood we had.
A. it B. one C. himself D. another
14. I caught the last bus from town, but Harry came home _____ that night.
A. very late B. even later
C. the same late D. the last one
15. In some places of our country, people celebrate ______ birth of ______ child by giving
A. the; a B. the; the
C. 不填; a D. 不填;the
The famous British inventor George Stephenson was born in 1781 and died in 1848. One of his 1 important inventions was the train. He 2 his first train when he was forty-four years old. When he was experimenting with the 3 engine on the train, he met with 4 from the government, the newspapers and the gentlemen in the country. They said that the noise and the smoke would 5 cows, horses and sheep, that the 6 would burst or that the hot coals from it would 7 their houses. At that time, 8 people believed what they said.
George Stephenson 9 the people that the train could go on small 10 , could pull carriages 11 goods and passengers and there was 12 to them. It was a very 13 matter for him to 14 them believe. However, after 15 he was able to do it; and the first train that 16 by Stephenson himself 17 what he had said.
The first day 18 the people along the way 19 the noises of the train 20 and saw it running quickly to them, they ran back home as quickly as they could and closed their doors tightly, for they thought it a genie(妖怪). They did not dare to come out until it had passed.
( )1. A. very B. a lot C. most D. much
( )2. A. made B. bought C. introduced D. did
( )3. A. electrical B. atomic C. steam D. oil
( )4. A. success B. troubles C. people D. pleasure
( )5. A. kill B. buy C. interest D. take away
( )6. A. smoke B. noise C. driver D. engine
( )7. A. pull down B. blow away C. set fire to D. pass
( )8. A. most B. few C. only a few D. the rich
( )9. A. said B. spoke C. told D. warned
( )10. A. roads B. rivers C. steam D. rails
( )11. A. short of B. full of C. empty of D. without
( )12. A. no great danger B. dangerous C. a lot of danger D. few danger
( )13. A. easy B. difficult C. pleasant D. light
( )14. A. get B. cause C. make D. force
( )15. A. sometime B. some time C. a few times D. sometimes
( )16. A. was sold B. was driven C. was pulled D. helped
( )17. A. believed B. seemed C. sensed D. proved
( )18. A. of B. when C. while D. for
( )19. A. caught sight of B. listened to C. heard D. thought
( )20. A. nearby B. in the distance C. on the far D. from the distance
Internet shopping is a new way of shopping. You no longer need to walk round hundreds of shops looking for the items you need. Nowadays, you can shop for just about anything from your armchair. All you need is a computer which is linked to the Internet. Shopping on the Internet is becoming increasingly popular. In the United States, 50 percent of families have computers at home and almost one third are linked to the Internet. Americans spent over US $ 2.5 billion on Internet shopping in 1998. This figure is expected to reach US $ 11 billion by the year 2004.
People can shop for a variety of products on the Internet. Physical products include items such as books, CDs, clothes and food. These types of products are the most common purchases(购入品) through the Internet. You can also buy information products such as on-line news or magazine stories, or you can download computer software through the Internet. Services such as booking airline tickets, reserving(预定) hotels or renting cars are also available(可得到的) on the Internet. You can also go shopping on the Internet for entertainment services and take part in on-line games or e-mail “chats”.
To find something on the Internet, people often use powerful computer tools called “search engines”. You can search for a type of product, such as sports shoes, or a brand name, such as Nike. The search engine will give you a list of websites where you can find these products. These websites may be specialist shops such as Nike shop, or they may be general stores, called malls, which sell a variety of goods.
Internet shopping offers a number of benefits(好处) for the shopper. The most important advantage is convenience. You can shop when you like, as the on-line shops are open 24 hours a day, and you do not have to queue with other shoppers at the check-out counters. Secondly, it is easy to find what you are looking for on the Internet. Even out-of-print books may be ordered on line. Finally, it is often cheaper to buy goods through the Internet, and you can tell the shop exactly what you want.
The main disadvantage of Internet shopping is that you cannot actually see the products you are buying or check their quality. Also, many people enjoy shopping in the city and miss the opportunity to talk to friends. Some people are worried about paying for goods using credit cards, so Internet companies are now finding ways to make on-line payment safe.
Internet shopping is sure to become more and more popular in the years ahead. It promises to change the way we buy all kinds of things-from tonight’s dinner to a new car.
1. On-line news and magazine stories are_________.
A. the most popular products on the Internet
B. not yet available on the Internet
C. free to download
D. information products available in the Internet
2. The phrase “physical products” in the second paragraph means things _________.
A. that can be seen or felt
B. useful for health care
C. that help you keep fit
D. connected with sports
3. The best things about Internet shopping is __________.
A. the speed the goods are delivered at
B. the reasonable price
C. the quality of the goods
D. the convenience it brings to you
4. The most proper heading for paragraph 5 is “_________”.
A. People enjoy other ways of shopping
B. Internet companies find new ways for payment
C. Problems with Internet shopping
D. Disadvantages of Internet shopping are not serious
Computers Help Fire Fighters
In Kansas City, Missouri, a computer helps fire fighters. The computer contains information about every one of the 35, 000 street addresses in the city. When fire fighters answer a call, the computer will give them important information about the burning building, its position and almost all the ways of helping fire fighters with the problems facing them. For example, it can give medical information about invalids living in a burning building. With this information, the fire fighters can take special care to find these sick persons and carry them away quickly and safely.
The Kansas City computer system also keeps a medical record of each of the city’s 9, 000 fire fighters. This kind of information is especially useful when a hospital can treat the injured. With this information, doctors at the hospital can treat the injured fire fighters more quickly and easily.
5. Missouri is most likely the name of _________.
A. a well-known river
B. the head of the fire fighters
C. a state in the USA
D. a new kind of computer
6. In this passage the word “invalid” means a person _________.
A. who is badly injured
B. who is helped by firemen
C. who wants to be a fireman
D. who has become weak through illness or injury
7. The computer center can _________.
A. give the firemen important help almost in very way
B. have limited ways of helping firemen
C. hardly give any useful information for the firemen
D. put out every fire immediately