1.- Thank you for asking me to your party. But I can’t come.
B.I’m sorry to hear that
C.Thanks a lot
D.Oh, I’m very glad
2.- Would you like something to drink? What about a cup of tea?
B.No, I wouldn’t.
C.Yes, I want.
D.Yes, I like.
3.- How’s your family?
A.Thanks all the same.
B.Thanks for calling.
C.Not too bad.
D.Don’t mention it.
4.- How much is this necklace?
A.It’s very nice.
B.It’s a birthday present from my parents.
C.It costs fifty pounds.
D.It’s a bargain.
5.- How are you getting on today?
B.How do you do?
C.I’m a doctor.
D.Nice to have known you.
Newspapers, along with reporting the news, educate, entertain, and give opinions. An important way of reading a large, big-city newspaper is to put it into different sections. Can you find these separate sections: world news, national and local news, sports, business, entertainment, opinions, ads? Does your newspaper have other sections?
News stories give facts, not the reporters’ opinions. Some newspaper editorials (社论) come out with the writer’s name, but many newspapers only carry editorials without putting the writers’ names on.
You can be a better reader if you know what to expect in a newspaper. For example, you can expect headlines (新闻标题) to leave out unnecessary words. You can expect to find the most important facts in the lead paragraph (the first paragraph) of a news story. You can expect important news items to be on the front page. You can expect less important items to be on the inside pages.
Most of all, the more you know about news of the present time, the more you will understand what is in the newspaper. Important stories are generally presented one day and followed up on following days. So, an important way to read newspapers is reading one frequently.
6.Important news items are usually on the inside pages.
7.A good way to read a newspaper is to find separate sections and read according to your needs.
8.Newspaper headlines contain no unnecessary words.
9.If you are reading for major facts in the news stories, you should read the headlines only.
10.The writer suggests that we should read one newspaper frequently.
What makes a person a scientist? Does he have ways or tools of learning that are different from those of others? The answer is “no”. It is not the tools a scientist uses but how he uses these tools that makes him a scientist. You will probably agree that knowing how to use a power is important to a carpenter. You will probably agree, too, that knowing how to investigate, how to discover information, is important to everyone. The scientist, however, goes one step further, he must be sure that he has a reasonable answer to his questions and that his answer can be confirmed by other persons. He also works to fit the answers he gets to many questions into a large set of ideas about how the world works.
The scientist’s knowledge must be exact. There is no room for half right or right just half the time. He must be as nearly right as the conditions permit. What works under one set of conditions at one time must work under the same conditions at other times. If the conditions are different, any changes the scientist observes in a demonstration must be explained by the changes in the conditions. This is one reason that investigations are important in science. Albert Einstein, who developed the Theory of Relativity, arrived at this theory through mathematics. The accuracy of his mathematics was later tested through investigations, and Einstein’s ideas were shown to be correct. A scientist uses many tools for measurements. Then the measurements are used to make mathematical calculations that may test his investigations.
11.What makes a scientist according to the passage? ________
A.The tools he uses.
B.The way he uses his tools.
C.His ways of learning.
D.The various tools he uses.
12.The underlined part in the passage shows_______.
A.the importance of information
B.the importance of thinking
C.the difference between scientists and ordinary people
D.the difference between carpenters and people with other jobs
13.A sound scientific theory should be one that _________.
A.works not only under one set of conditions at one time, but also under the same conditions at other times
B.does not allow any changes even under different conditions
C.can be used for many purposes
D.leaves no room for improvement
14.The author quotes the case of Albert Einstein to illustrate __________.
A.that measurements are keys to success in science
B.that accuracy of mathematics
C.that investigations are important in science
D.that the mathematical calculations may test his investigations
15.What is the main idea of the passage? ________
A.The theory of relativity.
B.Exactness is the core of science.
C.Scientists are different from ordinary people.
D.Exactness and ways of using tools are the keys to the making of a scientist.
16.It is believed that if a book is ________, it will surely ________ the reader.
B.interesting… be interested
C.interested… be interesting
17.We’ve missed the last bus. I’m afraid we have no ________ but to take a taxi.
18.Don’t forget ________ the window before leaving the room.
A.to have closed
19.The workers are busy ____models for the exhibition.
20.____ she survived the accident is miracle.
Many of the older people at Ellen Hospital were lonely. No one came to see them and they had no one to ___21___. Linda who worked at the hospital had an idea.
Most people like dogs. She would ___22___ a dog to the hospital. Maybe some of the older people would like it as a pet.
Linda took the dog to the hospital.It was called “Dr. Duffy”. ___23___ it was allowed to walk around the hospital. Linda was right. The older people ___24___ the dog. They enjoyed petting it and talking to it. Over the years, Dr. Duffy and other ___25___ have made the older people much happier.
26.The more I study, the less I seem to learn.
27.I’m going to run for the bus as soon as the bell rings.
28.He has taught English in this university ever since he moved to this city.
29.This box can hold more books than that one.
30.Trees need water to grow.
31.Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.
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