Someone says, “Time is money.” But I think time is __1__ important than money. Why? Because when money is spent, we can get it back. However, when time is 2 it’ll never 3 . That’s 4 we
mustn’t waste time. It goes without saying that the 5 is usually limited. Even a second is very important. We should make full use of our time to do 6__ useful. But it is a pity that there are a lot of people who do not know the importance of time. They spent their limited time smoking, drinking and __7 . They do not know that wasting time means wasting part of their own __8 . In a word, we should save time. We shouldn’t 9 today’s work for tomorrow. Remember we have no time to 10 . 1. A. much B. less C. much less D. even more 2. A. cost B. bought C. gone D. finished 3. A. return B. carry C. take D. bring 4. A. what B. that C. because D. why 5. A. money B. time C. day D. food 6. A. nothing B. something C. anything D. everything 7. A. reading B. writing C. playing D. working 8. A. time B. food C. money D. life 9. A. stop B. leave C. let D. give 10. A. lose B. save C. spend D. take
Nasreddin was a poor man, so he tried to grow __1__ he could in his own garden, so that he would not have to buy so many in the market. One evening he heard a noise in his garden and looked out of the window. A white ox had got into the garden and __2__ his vegetables. Nasreddin at once took his stick, ran out and chased the ox, but he was too old to catch it. When he got back to his garden, he found that the ox had ruined most of his precious vegetables. __3__, while he __4__ in the street near his house, he saw a cart with two white oxen which looked very much like the one that __5__ his vegetables. He was carrying his stick with him, __6__ he at once began to beat the two oxen with it. As neither of them looked more like the ox that had eaten his vegetables than the other, he beat both of them equally hard. The owner of the ox and cart was drinking coffee in a __7__ coffee-house. When he
saw __8__ Nasreddin was doing __9__ his animals, he ran out and shouted, “What are you doing? What have those poor animals done to you for you to beat them like that?” “You keep out this!” Nasreddin shouted back, “This is a matter between me and one of these two oxen. He knows very well __10__ I am beating him!” 1. A. so many vegetables B. many vegetables C. as many as vegetables D. as many vegetables as 2. A. was eating B. ate C. had eaten D. has eaten 3. A. Next day B. Next morning C. Last morning D. The next morning 4. A. walks B. waked C. was walking D. walking 5. A. ruined B. had eaten C. ate D. had ruin 6. A. so B. and C. but D. or 7. A. beside B. nearby C. near D. near by 8. A. that B. which C. why D. what 9. A. for B. to C. with D. on 10.A. reason B. when C. why D. because
Most parents, I suppose, have had the experience of reading a bedtime story __1__ their children. And they must have realized how difficult it is to write a __2__ children’s book. Either the author has aimed (定目标) too __3__, so that children can’t follow what is in his ( or more often, her ) story, __4__ the story seems to be talking to the readers. The best children’s books are __5__ very difficult nor very simple, and satisfy （令人满意的） the __6__ who hears the story and the adult（成年人） who __7__ it. Unfortunately（不幸的是）, there are in fact few books like this, __8__ the problem of finding the right bedtime story is not __9__ to solve. This may be why many of the books regarded as __10__ of children’s literature（文学） were in fact written for __11__ “Alice in Wonderland” is perhaps the most obvious（明显）of this. Children, left for themselves, often __12__ the worst possible interest in literature. Just leave a child in a bookshop or a __13__ and he will more willingly choose the books written in an unimaginative (并非想象的 ) way, or have a look at the most children’s comics（连环图书）, full of the stories and jokes which are the rejections of teachers and righting-thinking parents. Perhaps we parents should stop __14__ to brainwash（洗脑）children into accepting （接受）our taste in literature. After all, children and adults are so __15__ that
we parents should not expect that they will enjoy the same books. So I suppose we’ll just have to compromise（妥协）over the bedtime story. 1. A. to B. in C. with D. around 2. A. short B. long C. bad D. good 3. A. easy B. short C. high D. difficult 4. A. and B. but C. or D. so 5. A. both B. neither C. either D. very 6. A. child B. father C. mother D. teacher 7. A. hears B. buys C. understands D. reads 8. A. but B. however C. so D. because 9. A. hard B. easy C. enough D. fast 10.A. articles B. work C. arts D. works 11. A. grown-ups B. girls C. boys D. children 12. A. are B. show C. find D. add 13. A. school B. home C. office D. library 14. A. going B. liking C. trying D. preferring 15. A. same B. friendly C. different D. common
Mrs. Ball had a son. His name was Mick. She __1__ him very much and as he was not a __2 __ child, she was always __3__ that he might be ill, __4__ she used to take him to see the best __5__ in the town four times a year to be looked __6__. During one of these __7__, the doctor gave Mick all kinds of tests and then said to him, “Have you had any __8__ with your nose or ears recently?” Mick __9__ for a second and then answered, “Yes, I __10__.” Mrs. Ball was very __11__. “But I’m sure you have __12__ told me that, Mick!” She said worriedly. “Oh, really?” Said the doctor __13__. “And what trouble have you with your nose and ears, my boy?” “Well,” answered Mick, “I always have trouble with them when I’m __14__ my sweater off, because the __15__ is very tight.” 1. A. loved B. hated C.
missed 2. A. rich strong 3. A. afraid glad 4. A. which but 5. A. player doctor 6. A. round for 7. A. talks visits 8. A. answer word 9. A. waited stood 10. A. did have D. do 11. A. excited pleased 12. A. already never 13. A. angrily happily 14. A. turning keeping 15. A. collar mouth
D. cared B. D. happy B. surprised C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. D. sure B. for D. so B. teacher D. lawyer B. over D. after B. years D. stays B. thing D. trouble B. thought D. looked B. will B. interested D. surprised B. just D. always B. seriously D. carefully B. taking D. putting B. nose D. ear clever C.
The computer plays an important part in our everyday life. It is one of the great __1__ in the world in the __2__ century. It works for us not only at home, in the offices, in big shops, __3__ at schools. Today it is used __4__ many ways. It really __5__ the world large wealth (财富) and happiness. The first computer in the world was __6__ Enid. It was built in America in 1946. It was __7__ and heavy. __8__ it was born, it has been developing very fast. Until now it has gone __9__ four periods（时期，阶段）and changed a lot. There’re many kinds of computers. Computers are getting smaller and smaller and computing faster and faster. It becomes more and more __10__. The computer can do most of the things __11__ the people. It can help us to __12__ about the real world more quickly, to learn __13__ we want to learn and to think __14__ ourselves. __15__ a student in the twenty-first century, you must work hard at it. 1. A. inventions B. discoveries C. robots D.
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You may think there is only sand in the desert of the world, __1__ it is not true. In the desert, as we know, there is a little __2__, but it is not __3__ for most plants. Still we can see some plants __4__ in the desert. There is __5__ in some places in the desert. We __6__ these places oases. In the oases, there are villages and towns. People grow __7__ kinds of crops in the fields there. People __8__ live outside the oases. They have camels, sheep and other animals. These animals depend __9__ the desert plants for their food and do not need __10__ water. The __11__ are useful to the desert people in many ways. They eat the meat and drink the milk of the animals. They use the camels for carrying water, food, tents and something else. The people of the desert have to keep moving from place to place. They must always look 12 grass or desert plants for their animals. When there is no more food for their animals, they move to __13__ place. The desert people are __14__. No man in the desert would ever refuse __15__ the people in trouble and give them food and water. 1. A. and B. but C.
or D. so 2. A. rain B. rains wind D. winds 3. A. good B. good enough C. enough good 4. A. live B. to live lives D. lived 5. A. stones B. plants wood D. water 6. A. say B. tell call D. find 7. A. every B. all a D. one 8. A. also B. too either D. still 9. A. with B. in on D. by 10. A. a little B. few much D. any 11. A. water B. plants crops D. animals 12. A. at B. for up D. after 13. A. other B. the other others D. another 14. A. well B. friend friendly D. carefully 15. A. help B. helps helping D. to help
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Once upon a time, a rich man wanted to make a trip (旅行) to another town. He tried not only to take things to sell but also to take money to 1 things with. He 2 to take ten servants with him. They would 3 the things to sell and the food to 4 on their trip. Before they started, a little boy ran up to 5 and asked to 6 with them. The rich man said to the little boy, “Well, 7 may go with us. 8 you are the smallest, the thinnest and the weakest of all my 9 , you can’t carry a 10 load (担子). You must 11 the lightest one to carry.” The boy thanked his master and chose the biggest load to carry. That was bread. “You are 12 .” said his master, “That is the biggest and the heaviest one.” The boy said 13 and lifted the load gladly. On the trip they walked for days and at last they got to the town. All the servants were tired 14 the little servant. Do you know 15 ? Most of the bread was eaten during the trip and a little was left when they arrived at
the town. 1. A. eat B. buy change D. get 2. A. decided B. liked hoped D. tried 3. A. take B. bring carry D. borrow 4. A. cook B. eat buy D. drink 5A.them B.theservants C.theroad erichman 6. A. stop B. stay go D. talk 7. A. you B. he I D. they 8. A. Since If C. Because But 9. A. family B. guests servants D. things 10. A. heavy B. light small D. difficult 11. A. eat B. choose up D. understand 12. A. brave B. right clever D. foolish 13. A. sorry B. nothing angrily D. good-bye 14. A. besides B. of except D. with 15. A. who B. him that D. why
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Peter’s job was to examine cars when they crossed the frontier to make sure that they were not smuggling anything into the country. Every evening he would see a factory worker coming __1__ the hill towards the frontier, __2__ a bike with a pile of goods of old straw on it. When the bike __3__ the frontier, Peter would stop the man and __4__ him take the straw off and untie it. Then he would examine the straw very __5__ to see __6__ he could find anything, after which he would look in all the man’s pockets __7__ he let him tie the straw again. The man would then put it on his bike and go off down the hill with it. Although Peter was always __8__ to find gold or other valuable things __9__ in the straw, he never found __10__. He was sure the man was __11__ something, but he was not __12__ to think out what it could be.
Then one evening, after he had looked __13__ the straw and emptied the worker’s pockets __14__ usual, he __15__ to him, “Listen, I know you are smuggling things __16__ this frontier. Won’t you tell me what it is? I’m an old man, and today’s my last day on the __17__. Tomorrow I’m going to __18__. I promise I shall not tell __19__ if you tell me what you’ve been smuggling.” The worker did not say anything for __20__. Then he smiled, turned to Peter and said quietly, “Bikes.” 1. A. towards B. down C. to D. up 2. A. filling B. pulling C. pushing D. carrying 3. A. arrived B. appeared C. came D. reached 4. A. ask B. order C. make D. call 5. A. carefully B. quickly C. silently D. horribly 6. A. that B. where C. how D. whether 7. A. before B. after C. first D. so 8. A. lucky B. hoping C. thinking D. wondering 9. A. had been B. hidden C. hiding D. have been 10. A. nothing B. something C. everything D. anything 11. A. taking B. smuggling C. stealing D. pushing 12. A. possible B. strong C. able D. clever 13. A. through B. thoroughly C. upon D. up 14. A. like B. more C. then D. as 15. A. told B. cried C. ordered D. said 16. A. cross B. past C. across D. into 17. A. thing B. work C. job D. duty 18. A. rest B. back C. retire D. retreat 19. A. everyone B. anyone C. no one D. someone 20. A. moment B. long time C. sometime D. some time