(1) _____ from New Zealand or (2) _____ by boat anywhere else, is such a long way and so expensive. From here to Europe it＇s very cheap (3) _____, but when I decided (3) _____ here I had to decide to make all the plans (4) _____ all the money and (5) _____ here. I ＇d heard so much about all the different places I wanted to see for myself. It was quite a big decision (6) _____, to come to all this way across the world.But as a place (7) _____, I＇d always want to go home and settle down in New Zealand.I wouldn＇t want (8) _____ in any other country I＇ve visited, because I just like New Zealand too much. You know the life there. It always makes me (9) _____ peaceful and relaxed.It＇s a long way from other countries, but it＇s not really isolated.You can jump on a plane and it will take you (10) _____ anywhere you want to.
(1) A. Fly
(2) A. going
(3) A. leaving
(4) A. spend
(5) A. come
(6) A. to make
(7) A. go
(8) A. settle down
B.to settle down
(9) A. felt
(10) A. watch
One day a little girl whom he had never seen before walked boldly into his shop and demanded twenty cigarettes. She had the exact amount of money in her hand _____ seemed very sure of herself. Mr. Johnson was so surprised by her confident manner _____ he forgot to ask his usual question. _____, he asked her what kind of cigarettes she wante
D.The girl replied readily and handed him the money. _____ he was giving her the cigarettes, Mr. Johnson said laughingly that _____ she was so young she should hide the packet in her pocket _____ a policeman saw it. _____, the little girl did not seem to find this very funny. Without even smiling she took the packet and walked towards the door. Suddenly she stopped, turned around, _____ looked steadily at Mr. Johnson. There was a moment of silence and the tobacco-seller wondered what she was going to say. _____ at once, in a clear, firm voice, the girl declared, ＂My dad is a policeman,＂ and _____ she walked quickly out of the shop.
2.A. in order that
6.A. in time
10.A. for that
C.because of that
D.owing to that
Are your table manners much better when you are eating at a friend's home or in a restaurant than they are at your own home? Probably so, 1_____ you are aware that people judge you by your table manners. You take special pains when you are eating 2_____. Have you ever stopped to realize how much less self-conscious you would be on such occasions if 3_____table manners had become a habit for you? You can make them a habit by 4_____good table manners at home.
Good manners at mealtimes help you and those around you to feel 5_____. This is true at home as much as it is true in someone else's home or in a restaurant. Good 6_____ make meals more enjoyable for everyone at the table.
By this time you probably know quite well what good table manners are. You 7_____that keeping your arms on the table, talking with your 8_____full, and wolfing down your food are not considered good manners. You know also that if you are mannerly, you say ＂Please＂ and ＂Thank you＂ and ask for things to be passed to you.
Have you ever thought of a pleasant attitude as being 9_____to good table manners? Not only are pleasant mealtimes enjoyable, but they aid digestion. The dinner table is a 10_____for enjoyable conversation. It should never become a battleground. You are definitely growing in social maturity ( 成熟 ) when you try to be an agreeable table companion.
1) A.becauseB. but C. unlessD. though
2) A. in publicB. at homeC. at easeD. in a hurry
3) A. suchB. no C.someD.good
4)A. acting B. enjoying C. practicingD.watching
5) A.B.stressed C. depressed D. outstanding
6) A. dishesB. . manners C.atmospheres D. friend
7) A.mentionB. preferC. doubtD. realize
8) A. stomach B. hands C.mouth D. bowl
9)A.essential B. considerateC.obvious D. unusual
10) A. timeB. placeC. chance D. way
Direction: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should choose the One answer that best completes the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
We cannot feel speed.1____our senses let us 2 ____that we are moving. We see things 3____ past us and feel that we are being shaken.
We can 4____ acceleration, an increase in speed. But we notice it only a short time. For instance, we feel it 5____ the take off run of an airliner.
We feel the plane's acceleration because our bodies do not 6____ speed as fast as the plane does. It seems that 7____ is pushing us back against the seat. Actually ,our bodies are trying to stay in the same place,8____ the plane is carrying us forward.
Soon the plane reaches a steady speed. Then, 9____there is no longer any change in speed, the feeling of 10____ motion stops.
1) A.However B. But C. Although D. Even if
2) A. know B. to know C. knowing D.to knowing
3) A. to moving B. move C.moving D.move
4)A. Watch B. see C. feel D. reach
5) A. with B. at C. duringD. in
6) A.pain B. growC. train D. gain
7) A.somethingB. anything C. everything D.everyone
8) A. whenB. while C.during D.where
9)A. becauseB. soC. yetD. otherwise
10) A. front B. forwardC. backD. behind
Little Ways to Say I Love You and Healthy Family Relationship
For many people, maintaining healthy family relationship can seem to have become a routine.With the many external pressures such as kids, jobs and errands sometimes it can be difficult to reconnect.
Here are a few great ideas on little ways to say I love you and maintaining a long__1__healthy family relationship.A small letter is one of the easiest ways to convey your love.Your ＂love letter＂ doesn＇t have to be 10 pages long, or even 2 pages, just a few words that mean something to the both of you will do__2__.
If you are not a good writer, simply__3__a nice card that says the feeling that you feel from one of the many card stores.If your spouse loves flowers, send her some flowers to her work place or home when she least expects it.While anniversary and birthday flowers are always well received, send over a beautiful bouquet if you really want to surprise her.
If your spouse collects little keepsakes or small trinkets, you might want to get her some as a small surprise gift.You can__4__up these keepsakes nicely and leave them on a pillow or in a special place.Little gifts such as these will always be remembered for years.If you are looking for some small ways to say I love you, take a look at the__5__suggestions.
This story is about a skinny young boy who loved football__1__all his heart.Practice after practice, he eagerly gave everything he had.But being half the size of the other boys, he got absolutely nowhere.
At all the games, this hopeful athlete sat on the__2__and hardly ever played.This teenager lived alone with his father, and the two of them had a very special relationship.Even though the son was always on the bench, his father was always in the stands cheering.He never missed a game.
This young man was still the smallest of the class when he entered high school.But his father continued to__3__him but also made it very clear that he did not have to play football if he didn't want to.But the young man loved football and decided to hang in there.He was determined to try his best at every practice, and perhaps he'd get to play when he became a senior.
All through high school he never missed a practice or a game but remained a bench-warmer all four years.His__4__father was always in the stands, always with words of encouragement for him.
When the young man went to college, he decided to try out for the football team as a walk-on(跑龙套的角色).Everyone was sure he could never__5__the cut(入选), but he did.The coach admitted that he kept him on the roster(花名册) because he always puts his heart and soul to every practice, and at the same time, provided the other members with the spirit they badly needed.
If you＇re__1__most students, you put off studying until the very last minute.The night before the exam, you＇ll stay up all night cramming, getting little or no sleep.In the morning, you＇ll drag yourself out of bed, psych yourself up with lots of coffee and some cigarettes, and go into the exam feeling __2__, drained and jittery all at the same time.You＇ll find it hard to focus or think, and you＇ll be cursing yourself for not starting to study sooner.
And not surprisingly,__3__you＇re blessed with natural brilliance, or you happen to know the subject matter extremely well, you＇ll probably do terribly on the test.If this is your typical method of studying, you already know it doesn＇t work.Every time you go through this ritual, you tell yourself that you＇re going to smarten up the next time you__4__a big exam.Next time you＇ll start to study weeks in advance, you say.But instead, you keep repeating this crazy pattern.Why does this keep happening? And what should you be doing instead if you want to get better marks?
A big problem for most people, especially those who are young students, is that life gets in the way.If you＇re a student, you probably have a part time job, and like most young people, you also want to have a social life.
Studying can seem very boring compared to all the exciting__5__ just outside your door.Or the games on your computer.Even watching old reruns of Sesame Street can seem more interesting than the biology text your teacher is expecting you to master!
Carol and Susan are very good friends.They are in the same__1__at school and they often visit each other＇s home at weekends.Now they are__2__eight years old.Carol＇s mother has got a new baby.Carol is very glad to have a little sister.So she is always talking about her to Susan.At first Susan is very__3__in the new baby because she doesn＇t have any brothers or sisters.But after some time she begins to get rid of Carol＇s endless talking about it.She also feels a little jealous of her friend.
One morning when the two girls__4__in the school ground, Carol says to Susan, ＂Do you know, Sue, my baby sister has put on early half a pound in weight this week.＂
＂That is not very__5__,＂ answers Susan.＂I know a baby and he puts on ten pounds a day.＂
＂Oh, that can＇t be true,＂ answers Carol laughingly.＂Whose baby is it?＂ ＂An elephant＇s,＂ says Susan.
Journey to Australia
Australia is one of the famous Oceanian countries.The country is famous for its__1__production and seashore tour.As the climate there is warm and comfortable, many people spend vocations there every year.I＇m a super fan of water__2__, so I choose it as my destination.
In Australia, the sky is bluer than blue, the clouds are whiter than white, all the local people enjoy an__3__and active life.They also show their kindness and enthusiasm to the tourists.
The first step should be__4__Opera which is among the most brilliant and splendid architectures in the world.Many world-class__5__are put on in it .The surface and shape of it is like a seashell with glory decorations inside.Then Melbourne is a good choice to be as the next step.In Melbourne, skin screen(粉底) is a must to take with as the sunshine is upset and may burn your skin.The most attractive thing to me is the Australia Open(澳网公开赛), which is one of the biggest world-class tennis competition.Many great players such as Roddick Federer and its local player Hewitt etc.gather to compete.It＇s really a feast for the eyes.
The Origin of Santa Claus
The jolly, red-suited man who__1__into your Home every year to leave you gifts hasn＇t always been so jolly.The real Saint Nick was a Turkish monk who lived in the 3rd century.He was__2__for being charitable and selfless, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors and children.According to legend, he was a rich man thanks to an__3__from his parents, but he gave it all away in the form of gifts to the less-fortunate.He eventually became the most popular saint in Europe and, through his alter ego(他我，另一个自我), Santa Claus, remains so to this day.But how did a long-dead Turkish monk become a big, fat, reindeer(驯鹿)-riding pole dweller?
The Dutch got the ball rolling be celebrating the saint—called Sinter Klaas—in New York in the late18th century.Our old friend, Washington Irving, included the legend of Saint Nick in his seminal History of New York as well, but at the turn of the 18th century, Saint Nick was still a rather__4__figure in America.
On December 23, 1823, though, a man named Clement Clarke Moore published a poem he had written for his daughters called ＂An Account of a Visit from St.Nicholas,＂ better known now as ＂T was the Night Before Christmas.＂ Nobody knows how much of the poem Moore invented, but we do know that it was the spark that__5__lit the Santa fire (just hopefully not in the same fireplace he slips down on Christmas Eve).Many of the things we associate with Santa—a sleigh, reindeer, Christmas Eve visits—came from Moore＇s poem.
Many American families pride themselves__1__their cooking, and have deep freezers,__2__they store food they grow in their gardens or buy in the supermarket.Supermarkets are large self-service stores __3__every kind of food—fresh, canned or frozen.So,__4__the fast-food restaurant, their produce is less expensive and easier__5__.There have been supermarkets in the USA since the 1930s, and they have now spread through a large part of the world.
Plants are the true fairies__1__are forever working wonders around us.Their roots dig down into the earth and gather its treasures.Their leaves spread their broad surfaces to the air and __2__its riches, and out of what they have thus gathered they produce the beautiful flowers, the delicious fruits, and the golden grain.Let us study more closely the way__3__which a plant grow.The root pushes itself down into the earth.__4__it finds no water, it soon dies.If it finds water, it begins to suck it up and change it into sap.__5__the water, it takes up such parts of the soil as are dissolved in the water.Here, then, you see in what ways the food of the plant is different from that of animals.
Unfortunately, Mark Twain had__1__business ability at all.He__2__vast profits from writing and lecturing, but time after time, he lost money in bad investments.He finally lost his entire fortune in the publishing business in 1895.He__3__the responsibility for all of his debts.He wrote large __4__of stories in order to pay those debts.He made a successful tour around the world.He was finally able __5__.Despite the tremendous effort this had required, he had been able to keep his health.
B.to be paid
Many nuclear families are ＂splitting up＂ — more and more__1__ are getting divorced.What will be the result of this ＂splitting＂ of a nuclear family? Social scientists now talk__2__two new family forms: the single parent family and the remarried family.Almost 20 percent of all American families are__3__parent families, and in 85 percent of these families the single parent is the mother.Most single parents find__4__very difficult to take care of a family alone, so they soon marry again and form remarried families.As social scientists study these two new family forms, they will be able__25__us more about the future of the nuclear family in the post-industrial age.
Let＇s increase experiments with other forms of energy, and let＇s not be afraid__1__costs.It is a matter of survival and there will be no time for experimenting when the oil__2__.Meanwhile, let's be thrifty and use oil only__3__necessary.The days of oil galore are over.Let's design engines which are more efficient.Let's use engines __4__small power wherever possible.Let's replace liquid fuel by solid fuel wherever possible.For power plants liquid fuel is not essential.__5__aeroplanes it is.And there is plenty of coal available.
I have spoken__1__the building instinct of beavers.An English gentleman caught a young one and put him__2__in a cage.After a while he let him out in a room where there was a great variety of things.__3__he was let out, he began to exercise his building instinct.He gathered together__4__ he could find, brushes, baskets, boots, clothes, sticks, bits of coals, etc, and arranged them as if to build a dam.Now, if he had had his wits about him, he would have known that there was no use__5__a dam where there was no water.
C.in the end
A.As soon as
B.So soon as
D.As long as
Although accident, illness, and death are not pleasant subjects, each of us knows we face these possibilities.It is better__1__ we plan for these situations by finding means to deal with them than to just hope that they will somehow go away.__2__insurance can be complex, its basic concepts are neither difficult __3__ impossible to learn.Quite the opposite.Insurance fundamentals can be understood by those willing __4__ them.Serious study provides knowledge.The study of insurance is an effective, proven method of dealing with the insurance __5__ by many American families.
In 1776, the United States became the first nation in the world__1__the word ＂happiness＂ into its basic founding documents.And then we quickly forgot, the beautiful word, and it's been downhill for many of us ever since, trust me, success__2__happiness is worthless.The president of the__3__independent steel company of the 20th Century, Charles Schwab, died bankrupt and lived on borrowed money for five years__4__ his death.The president of the greatest utility company,__5__Samuel Insull, died a fugitive from the law, penniless in a foreign land.
To break the cycle of debt you must have money set__1__in savings for unexpected expenses.Learn about the importance of emergency funds, __2__for retirement and investing.__3__you win the lottery or find yourself the recipient of some other windfall, changing your financial status will require hard work, sacrifice, determination and a strong desire to improve your situation.Keep in __4__you are limited only by yourself.Regardless of how you ended up in your current situation, you are the only person who can change the path your life takes from this point__5__.
__1__the pudding (or sweets), the table is cleared and the dessert is brought on.This is fruit__2__various kinds, apples, pears, oranges, bananas, figs, etc., and nuts.Port (red wine from Portugal) is passed round.__3__the bottle gets to you, you pour some into a little glass on your right and pass the bottle to your neighbor.At this stage the ladies may get up and __4__to the drawing-room, leaving the menfolks a little longer over their wine, smoking and talking.When the ladies rise, the men get up too, __5__ respect, and resume their seats when they have left the room.Soon the men rejoin the ladies.