15、I would like to do the job _____ you don’t force me to study.
D.as long as
16、There ________ a book and some magazines on the desk.
17、________ you are leaving tomorrow，we can have dinner together tonight.
18、I often see ______ the road on his way home.
19、She is not only my classmate ________ also my good friend.
20、The reason I did not go abroad was _____ a job in my home town.
C.that I got
D.because of getting
21、The workers are busy ____models for the exhibition.
22、The higher the temperature，_____the liquid evaporates.
B.the more fast
D.the more slower
23、His mother _____alone since his father died.
24、The harder you study，____ you will learn.
25、____ she survived the accident is miracle.
26、____ you know，David has been well lately.
1、When someone asks me what business I am in. My face feels hot. I envy (嫉妒) people who can say that they are writers, bookkeepers and doctors. All these jobs speak for themselves.
I really do make a living by __21__, and a good one, too. I can laugh like a king or like a schoolboy. It is a skill that I have learned, like the skill of mending shoes. Whenever and however laughter is needed – I am asked to do __22__. I laugh like a bus driver or a shopkeeper. I laugh sadly, kindly and happily.
I need __23__ point out that a job of this kind is tiring. I spend most evenings in nightclubs. My job is to laugh during the weaker part of the show. My loud, hearty laugher must be timed carefully. It must not come too soon, __24__ neither must it be too late.
I go through life quietly. I can copy the laughter of others. I can laugh in many different ways. But I’m not sure that I have ever heard the sound of __25__ own laugh.
2、I have been in London for two weeks. I don’t speak English well at all. I have great difficulty in understanding people. In fact I don’t catch a thing they say. I find their pronunciation is __21__ strange for me to understand, and they speak __22__ that I can’t keep up with them. When I am on a bus, I ask the conductor something. He answers, but I don’t understand. So he says it slowly in a high __23__, I still don’t understand it. Then he gets angry and goes away.
But I haven’t lost heart. I still enjoy __24__ English. I must keep on working hard __25__ it. I believe I’ll speak English well soon.
1.- Have a cup of tea, _________?
– Thanks a lot.
2.- I heard Susan surprised her teacher by working hard.
– Yes, ______
A.her teacher worked hard.
B.Susan worked hard.
C.the teacher was surprising.
D.Susan was surprised.
3.- You seem to be lost. Need help?
A.Yes, would you please help me with the bag?
B.Help me find my key, please.
C.Yes, with pleasure.
D.I’m looking for Zhongshan Road.
4.- Wow! This is a marvelous room! I’ve never known you’re so artistic.
A.Great, I am very art-conscious.
B.Don’t mention it.
C.Thanks for your compliments.
5.- Would you like to go to the concert with us this evening?
A.No, I already have plans.
B.I’d love to, but I’m busy tonight.
C.No, I really don’t like being with you.
D.I’m ill, so I shouldn’t go out.
In ancient time the most important examinations were spoken, not written. In the schools of ancient Greece and Rome, testing usually consisted of saying poetry aloud or giving speeches.
In the European universities of the Middle Ages, students who were working for advanced degrees had to discuss questions in their field of study with people who had made a special study of the subject. This custom exists today as part of the process of testing candidates for the doctor’s degree.
Generally, however, modern examinations are written. The written examination, where all students are tested on the same questions, was probably not known until the nineteenth century. Perhaps it came into existence with the great increase in population and the development of modern industry. A room full of candidates for a state examination, timed exactly by electric clocks and carefully watched over by managers, resembles a group of workers at an automobile factory. Certainly, during examinations teachers and students are expected to act like machines.
6.In the Middle Ages students never wrote exams.
7.The main idea of paragraph 3 is that workers now take examinations.
8.The word”degree” in paragraph 2 means academic title.
9.Modern examinations must have developed before the Middle Ages.
10.It may be concluded that testing has changed since the Middle Ages.
Today Newton is a very clean place. Many years ago, however, there were millions of rats in it. They attacked the cats and dogs. Sometimes a great number of them knocked down a man or woman walking home at night. The rats were very large in size and they harmed many people.
The Government ordered everybody to kill rats. Most people were lazy, so they didn’t kill many. The Government promised to pay some money for each dead rat. That made the people very happy. They killed thousands of rats everyday. A Government officer put all the dead rats in a big pile. Sometimes a man brought hundreds in one day.
After two weeks there were not many rats in the city, but people still brought many rats to the Government office. The Government officer thought that people were stealing dad rats from the pile. He ordered his men to dig a deep hole and put the rats in it. Soon there were no more rats, and the Government didn’t pay any more money.
11.Newton is a place which ______.
A.used to be very clean
B.is no longer a city
C.is very clean
D.will be very clean
12.When the Government first ordered the people to kill rats, the people ______.
A.asked for some money for each dead rat
B.stole dead rats from the pile
C.were too lazy to kill many rats
D.killed nearly all the rats quickly
13.The people killed rats ______.
A.to get money from the Government
B.to help the Government make the city clean
C.to make the Government officer happy
D.to protect（保护）their cats and dogs
14.A deep hole was dug so that ______.
A.the rats couldn’t come out to attack people at night
B.people could take rats from it easily
C.people would kill more rats
D.nobody could take any rats from the pile
15.What is the best topic for this passage?
A.How to Kill Rats
B.Newton一A City of Rats
C.How Newton Became a Very Clean Place
D.How Newton Became a Famous City