1.- Your garden is very beautiful.
C.Yes, it is
D.No, it isn't
2.- How's your family?
A.Thanks all the same.
B.Thanks for calling.
C.Not too bad.
D.Don't mention it.
3.- How can I get to the cinema?
A.It's very far.
B.Yes, there is a cinema near here.
C.It's well known.
D.Go down this street and turn left.
4.- Paul, _______?
- Oh, that's my father!And beside him, my mother.
A.what is the person over there
B.who's talking over there
C.what are they doing
D.which is that
5.- How are you getting on today?
B.How do you do?
C.I'm a doctor.
D.Nice to have known you.
Nancy and Peter like sports. In the summer they swim and in the winter they ski. They are planning a ski trip for this weekend, but they don't know about the weather. It's 7:30 now, and they are listening to the weather report on the radio. The weatherman is giving the weather for the weekend.
"Friday is going to be cold and cloudy, but it's not going to rain. The temperature is going to be in the thirties. It's going to snow Friday night and maybe Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon and Sunday are going to be clear, cold and sunny." Now Nancy and Peter are excited. The weather is going to be perfect for a ski trip. They are going to have a wonderful weekend in the mountains.
6.Nancy and Peter listen to the weather forecast Thursday morning.
7.Nancy and Peter are planning a ski trip in the mountains for the weekend.
8.It is going to snow Friday night according to the weather forecast.
9.The weather will be clear and cloudy on Sunday.
10.Nancy and Peter must live quite near the mountains.
Once James Thornhill, a famous English painter, was asked to paint some pictures on the walls of the king's palace in England.
Then workers were sent for and a big platform(台子)was made.
With the help of a worker, Thornhill started painting on the platform. They worked for a whole year and at last the pictures were ready.
Thornhill was happy when he looked at the pictures, for they were really beautiful. He looked at them for a long time, and then took one step back and looked again. Now the pictures were even more beautiful. He took another step, then another. Finally he was at the very edge of the platform, but he didn't know it because he was thinking of his pictures.
The worker saw everything. "What should I do?" he thought. "Thornhill was at the very edge of the platform. If I cry out, he will take another step, fall off it and surely be killed. "So the worker quickly took some paint(漆)and threw it at the pictures.
"What are you doing?" cried the painter, running quickly forward to his pictures.
11.James Thornhill was an English ______.
12.He was ordered to ______.
A.paint the wall of the king's palace in England
B.paint some pictures on the wall of the palace
C.build a big platform in front of the palace
D.put up some new pictures on the old wall
13.It took them ______ to finish the pictures.
D.half a month
14.James Thornhill felt that the ______ he was from the pictures, the ______ they were.
D.higher above…more good-looking
15.The worker threw some paint at the pictures in order to ______.
A.save James' life
B.destroy the picture
C.make the picture more beautiful
D.make the king angry
16.We were _______ for half an hour in the traffic and so we arrived late.
17.I fell and hurt myself while I ________ basketball yesterday.
18.He _______ lives in the house where he was born.
19.You had better ________ a doctor as soon as possible.
20.The manager will not _________ us to use his car.
Mr Simpson liked to be exact(确切的). One day when he was walking in the street, a man came over and asked him:
"Excuse me, ___21___ where's the nearest bookshop?"
"The nearest bookshop? You must ___22___ a bridge and then turn to the right."
"And is the bridge long?"
"___23___ short. Thirty meters."
The man thanked him and went towards the bridge. Suddenly he heard someone running after him.
"Stop!" Mr Simpson was shouting. "I'm sorry. I just ___24___ that the bridge is forty meters long. If you go thirty meters and then turn to the right, ___25___ I told you to do, you'll fall into the river."
26.Our teacher always encourages us to speak English bravely.
27.Fires may do more damage than the earthquakes(地震).
28.The students are encouraged to do more listening, reading and writing by their teacher.
29.Would you please help me with this heavy box?
30.My classmate is much cleverer than I.
31.We should encourage him to have confidence in himself.
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