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第6题单选 She suggested__________another day in the countryside.
第7题单选 Mary was badly ill, otherwise, shev our celebration yesterday.
A.would have attended
B.must have taken part in
C.could join in
第8题单选 Nothing could stop_______.
B.that the came
C.him from coming
D.him to come
第9题单选 “Is it____that he will arrive here late?”“N0，I don’t think S0.”
第10题单选 Would you please call me up later ___________ they decide to go camping?
第11题单选 Sorry, I mistake your office___________ John's.
第12题单选 We want to buy the same book_________ you are reading.
第13题单选 --Can you come on Monday or Tuesday?
--I'm afraid _________day is possible.
第14题单选 ___________your step, or you might fall into the water.
第15题单选 This lesson is______________than the last one.
第16题单选 A few years later,I found my hometown completely_______.
C.to be changed
第17题单选 Tom was surprised to know that Asia is__________ as Europe.
A.four times large
B.four times as large
C.as four times large
D.as large four times
第18题单选 It looks ____________ it's going to rain.
第19题单选 You may not go out ______________ your work is done.
第20题单选 I don't mind_________to the party.
A.being not invited
B.not being invited
D.not to be invited
Mrs. Ball had a son. His name was Mick. She 21 him very much and as he was not a 22 child, she was always 23 that he might be ill, 24 she used to take him to see the best 25 in the town four times a year to be looked 26
During one of these 27, the doctor gave Mick all kinds of tests and then said to him, "Have you had any 28 with your nose or ears recently?" Mick 29 for a second and then answered, "Yes, I 30 "
Mrs. Ball was very 31 "But I'm sure you have 32 told me that, Mick!" She said worriedly. "Oh, really?" Said the doctor 33 "And what trouble have you with your nose and ears, my boy? Well," answered Mick, "I always have trouble with them when I'm 34 my sweater off, because the 35 is very tight. "
For any Englishman, there can never be any discussion as to who is the world's greatest dramatist(剧作家). Only one name can possibly suggest itself to him:that of William Shake- speare. Every Englishman has some knowledge, however slight, of the work of our greatest writ- er. All of us use words, phrases and quotations from Shakespeare's writings that have become part of the common property of the English-speaking people. Most of the time we are probably unaware of the source of the words we used, rather like the old lady who was taken to see a per- formance of Hamlet and complained that it was full of well--known proverbs and quotations.
Shakespeare, more perhaps than any other writer, makes full use of the great resources of the English language. Most of us use about five thousand words in our normal use of English; Shakespeare in his works used about twenty-five thousand.
There is probably no better way for a foreigner to appreciate the richness and variety of the English language than by studying the various ways in which Shakespeare used it. Such a study is well worth the effort (it is not, of course, recommended to beginners)even though some as- pects of English usage, and the meaning of many words, have changed since Shakespeare's day.
第36题单选 English people__________ 。
A.have never discussed who is the world's greatest dramatist
B.never discuss any issue concerning the world's greatest dramatist
C.are sure who is the world's greatest dramatist
D.do not care who is the world's greatest poet and dramatist
第37题单选 Every Englishman knows__________ 。
A.more or less about Shakespeare
B.Shakespeare, but only slightly
C.all Shakespeare's writings
D.only the name of the greatest English writer
第38题单选 Which of the following is TRUE?
A.We use all the words, phrases and quotations from Shakespeare's writings.
B.Shakespeare's writings have become the property of those who are learning to speak English.
C.It is likely to be true that people often do not know the origins of the words they use.
D.All the words people use are taken from the writings of Shakespeare.
第39题单选 Why is it worthwhile to study the various ways in which Shakespeare used English?
A.English words have changed a lot since Shakespeare's time.
B.By doing so one can be fully aware of the richness of the English language.
C.English words are now being used in the same way as in Shakespeare's time.
D.Beginners may have difficulty learning some aspects of English usage.
O. Henry was a pen name used by an American writer of short stories. His real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in North Carolina in 1862. As a young boy he lived an ex- citing life. He did not go to school for very long, but he managed to teach himself everything he needed to know. When he was about 20 years old, O. Henry went to Texas, where he tried different jobs. He first worked on a newspaper, and then had a job in a bank, when some mon- ey went missing from the bank, O. Henry was believed to have stolen it. Because of that, he was sent to prison. During the three years in prison, he learned to write short stories. After he got out of prison, he went to New York and continued writing. He wrote mostly about New York and the life of the poor there. People liked his stories, because simple as the tales were, they would finish with a sudden ehange at the end, to the reader's surprise.
第40题单选 In which order did O. Henry do the following things?
a. Lived in New York. b. Worked in a bank. e. Travelled to Texas.
d. Was put in prison, e. Had a newspaper Job. f. Learned to write stories.
A.e. c. f. b. d. a
C.e. b. d. c. a.f.
第41题单选 People enjoyed reading O. Henry's stories because
A.they had surprise endings
B.they were easy to understand
C.they showed his love for the poor
D.they were about New York City
第42题单选 O. Henry went to prison because
A.people thought he had stolen money from the newspaper
B.he broke the law by not using his own name
C.he wanted to write stories about prisoners
D.people thought he had taken money that was not his
第43题单选 What do we know about O. Henry before he began writing?
A.He was well-educated.
B.He was not serious about his work.
C.He was devoted to the poor.
D.He was very good at learning.
In the early part of the twentieth century, racism was widespread in the United States. Many African Americans were not given equal opportunities in education or employment. Mari- an Anderson ( 1897 - 1993 ) was an African American woman who gained fame as a concert singer in this climate of racism. She was born in Philadelphia and sang in church choirs during her childhood. When she applied for admission to a local music school in 1917, she was turned down because she was black. Unable to attend music school, she began her career as a singer for church gatherings. In 1929, she went to Europe to study voice and spent several years per- forming there. Her voice was widely praised throughout Europe. Then she returned to the US in 1935 and became a top concert singer after performing at Town Hall in New York City.
Racism again affected Anderson in 1939. When it was arranged for her to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution opposed it because of her color. She sang instead at the Lincoln Memorial for over 75 000 people. In 1955, Anderson became the first black soloist to sing win the Metropolitan Opera of New York City. The famous conductor Toscanini praised her voice as "heard only once in a hundred years". She was a US delegate to the United Nations in 1958 and won the UN peace prize in 1977. Anderson eventu ally triumphed over racism.
第44题单选 According to this passage, what did Marian Anderson do between 1917 and 1929?
A.She studied at a music school.
B.She sang for religious activities.
C.She sang at Town Hall in New York.
D.She studied voice in Europe.
第45题单选 Toscanini thought that Marian Anderson_________.
A.had a very rare voice
B.sang occasionally in public
C.sang only once in many years
D.was seldom heard by people
第46题单选 Anderson's beautiful voice was first recognized_________.
A.at the Lincoln Memorial
B.in Washington, DC.
D.at the United Nations
第47题单选 This passage shows that Anderson finally defeated racism in the US by
A.protesting to the government
B.appealing to the United Nations
C.demonstrating in the streets
D.working hard to perfect her art
Chinese people are now spending more time surfing the net than watching TV, according to results of a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published Thursday.
The survey, of citizens of five Chinese cities, found that 79 percent of interviewees use the internet for information, and 55.1 percent to read news on the internet. About 63 percent of the interviewees use e-mail. The average times spent surfing the net and watching TV were 2. 73 hours and 1.29hours, respectively.
Only 10.4 percent reported use the internet primarily to send and receive email; 65.9 per- cent read online news ; 62.2 quite often play games on-line. More and more people have taken an interest in the entertainment opportunities online. Up to 56.5 percent of interviewees quite often download music, and 53.5 percent get entertainment messages from the internet.
Yet the survey found that television is still the dominant mass medium. Seventy-nine percent of interviewees choose to watch TV to get information, and another 75 percent take news- papers as important as TV.
Five major web sites in the Chinese language, namely Sina, Sohu, Netease, Baidu and Yahoo are still ranked top ones by web users, and those that voted for Sina as the best among them were 30.9 percent.
Authorized statistics showed that web users in China have already exceeded 100 million, second to that of the United States.
第48题单选 Which of the following is not true?
A.Chinese people are now spending more time surfing the net than watching TV.
B.There are more Chinese people using the internet for information compared with those reading news on the internet.
C.There are more people using e-mail compared with those searching information on the internet.
D.There are more people using e-mail compared with those reading news on the internet.
第49题单选 The survey shows that__________.
A.Only 10.4% reported use the internet to send and receive email
B.Less than half of the people use the internet for enter fain-ment
C.All of the people reported like to play games on-line
D.Most of the people reported read online news
第50题单选 Which will you choose if you want to chat with your friends on the internet?
David: Where were you between 6 and 11 p.m. last night?
Susan : 51 , Andrew.
David : 52 ?
Susan ：We met at the Underground station at 5 : 30 p. m.
David : 53 ?
Susan: We went to the Ocean in Parkhill by bus.
David : 54 ?
Susan: It was quite full.
David : 55 ?
Susan: We saw a film called "The Great Train Robber. " It was a detective film.
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