1．It was how the young man had learned five foreign languages ________ attracted the audience’s interest.
A. so that B. that C. what D. in which
2．Some people often take ________ for granted ________ what is new is always better than what is old.
A. it; it B. that; that C. it; that D. that; it
3．I can hardly imagine Peter ________ across the Atlantic Ocean in five days.
A. sailing B. sail C. to sail D. to have sailed
4．——Would you mind ________ to the town ________ you visited last month?
——Of course not.
A. sending; which B. to be sent; where
C. being sent; which D. being sent; where
5．________ his pale face, we all suggested ________ to see the doctor right away.
A. Seeing; he going B. Having seen; him go
C. Seeing; his going D. Seen; him going
6．Who did the manager of the company ________ the report?
A. have B. have write C. have writes D. have to write
7．She ________ not well, and yet the clothers she ________ fit her very well .
A. has on; put on B. put on; has on
C. wears; dressed D. dresses; wears
8．I wonder if your brother will go to the ball. If your brother does, so ________ mine.
A. is B. do C. does D. will
9．Tom is going camping with ________ boys.
A. little two other B. two little other
C. two other little D. little other two
10．The gentleman ________ you told me the day before yesterday proved to be a thief.
A. who B. about whom C. whom D. with whom
11．His close friend must have stayed up late last night, ________ ?
A. didn’t he B. hasn’t he C. mustn’t he D. needn’t he
12．His father is used to sleeping with the windows ________ and the lights ________.
A. opening; on B. opened; off C. open; on D. opening; off
13．The lecture hall is so crowded. There ________ over 600 people in it.
A. must be B. can’t hold C. should have D. will be
14．The first textbook written for teaching English as a foreign language ________ in the 16th century.
A. came up B. came along C. came out D. came across
15．——Do you know what the children did yesterday afternoon?
——When I got home, they ________ computer games.
A. play B. are playing C. were playing D. had played
16．Take care. You ________ burn your mouth. The coffee is hot.
A. must B. can C. should D. might
17．——Robert, you’re wanted ________ the phone.
——Do you know who ________ ?
A. on; he is B. for; is he C. on; it is D. for; it is
18．He often thinks of ________ he can do more for his country.
A. what B. how C. that D. which
19．——The English teacher spoke so fast that I couldn't ________ what he said.
——He said there would be a discussion ________ the lecture.
A. understand; being followed by B. follow; following
C. catch; to be followed D. hear; followed by
20．——Look at this mobile phone. It's a new type.
——It looks nice. Can I ________ it ________ and see whether it works?
A. try; out B. work; out C. carry; out D. turn; out
Today, roller skating is easy and fun. But a long time ago, it wasn't easy at all. Before 1750, the idea of skating didn't exist. That changed because of a man named Joseph Merlin. Merlin’s work was making musical instruments. In his spare time he liked to play the violin. Joseph Merlin was a man of ideas and dreams. People called him a dreamer.
One day Merlin received an invitation to attend a fancy dress ball. He was very pleased and a little excited. As the day of the party came near, Merlin began to think how to make a grand entrance at the party. He had an idea. He thought he would get a lot of attention if he could skate into the room.
Merlin tried different ways to make himself roll finally, he decided to put two wheels under each shoe. These were the first roller skates. Merlin was very proud of his invention and dreamed of arriving at the party on wheels while playing the violin.
On the night of the party Merlin rolled into the room playing his violin. Everyone was astonished to see him. There was just one problem. Merlin had no way to stop his roller skates. He rolled on and on, suddenly, he ran into a huge mirror that was hanging on the wall. Down fell the mirror, breaking to pieces. Nobody forgot Merlin’s grand entrance for a long time!
1．The text is mainly about ________.
A. a strange man
B. an unusual party
C. how roller skating began
D. how people enjoyed themselves in the 18th century
2．People thought Merlin was a dreamer because he ________.
A. often gave others surprises B. was a gifted musician
C. invented the roller skates D. was full of imagination
3．What is the main point the writer is trying to make in the last paragraph?
A. The roller skates needed further improvement.
B. The party guests took merlin for a fool.
C. Merlin succeeded beyond expectation.
D. Merlin got himself into trouble.
At two o’clock a bank robber stole in. “This is a holdup,” the man said loudly. He took a gun from under his jacket, pointing to George. “Hand it over!” George reached into his money-box and took all the bills from the top part-close to six thousand dollars. The robber took them and turned to leave.
Then, while everyone watched the robber, George calmly lifted the top part of the money-box, took bills from the bottom part and put them into his own pocket secretly.
The door was shut and the bank robber was gone. George fainted（晕倒）.
As soon as he was safely behind his bedroom door, George counted the money. He had eight thousand dollars. He was very happy.
The next morning, while the others were examining the bank's records, George was called into Mr Burrow's office and was introduced to Mr. Carruthers, who used to be president of the bank.
“Good morning, George, I was sorry to give you a hard time yesterday, but with all the banks being robbed these days I thought it would be a good idea to prove that our little bank can be robbed too. I have retired（退休）, but I’m always thinking of our bank. That's why I played my little game yesterday, just to keep everyone on his toes（趾）. Now, I have put the money back in your money-box all six thousand.”
4．Which of the following do you think is true?
A. George wanted to protect the money for the bank.
B. George had been thinking of taking money away.
C. This bank had been robbed several times.
D. George knew the bank would be robbed that day.
5．Why was George called into Mr. Burrow's office?
A. His stealing money was known to all .
B. Mr. Burrow wanted to say sorry to him.
C. Mr. Carruthers wanted to explain the whole thing to him.
D. Mr. Burrow wanted to tell him the money had been put back.
6．In this article“to keep everyone on his toes”means“________”.
A. to make everyone work hard
B. to keep everyone standing straight
C. to make everyone do a kind of exercise
D. to keep everyone preparing for the coming danger
7．Which sentence can be used to end this story?
A. George turned cold with fear.
B. George turned red with anger.
C. George was pleased with the end.
D. George was disappointed with the end.
Heavy use of the highways in the United States has（1）r ________ in the rapid（2） d________ of（3）w ________ is called roadside business of various kinds,（4）i ________ drive-ins and motels. Both outdoor drive-ins and motels（5）l ________ on main roads near cities and at seaside and other places of interest. Motels are usually（6）m ________ up of bedroom and bath units and（7）n ________ parking spaces. Many of the units are（8）e ________ with television and air-conditioners. Restaurants and swimming pools are available at most of the large motels,（9）w ________ are less（10）e ________ than hotels.
1．________ 2．________ 3．________ 4．________ 5．________
6．________ 7．________ 8．________ 9．________ 10．________
Each four years people all the world watch the Olympic Games.
It is a time of all kinds of people to unite in peace. Some of them join
together to compete for gold medal. Millions of other people watch
3．________them on TV.
Why do we have the Olympic? How did it begin? The first Olympic
4．________Games were held in Greece in 776BC. There was only one event. People
5．________ran a race the length of the stadium. The Games last one day.
6．________ Slowly people added more events. The Games were only for men,
7．________and woman could not even watch them. Only Greeks competed.
8．________They came from all parts of the Greek World. The time of Games were
9．________a time of peace, and the government allowed everyone travel safely.
1．resulted 2．development 3．what 4．including 5．lie 6．made
7．nearby 8．equipped 9．which 10．expensive
Ⅵ．One possible version:
One day little Tom was walking in front of a house when he saw a cloud of smoke coming out of the window. “There must be something on fire.” He said to himself. So he ran quickly back to his home and get a bucket of water. He poured the water into the window over the smoke, and the smoke disappeared. An old man stuck out his body, with a smoke pipe in his hand, and shouted, “you, the bad boy!” It is really a funny story.