Unit 2 Working the land
1It is a good idea to make a brief ________ of the main points of your speech
to get yourself across to the audience.
comment"" summary"" guide"
" framework"" B
2The mother opened the door quietly so as not to ________ the sleeping baby.
" upset"" release"" interrupt""
3International football matches always ________ better understanding between
countries all over the world.
A. benefit from
B. reach for
C. make for
D. have advantage over
from"......" reach for"" have advantage over""
make for"" C
4He had to take the medicine three times a day so as to be kept ________ the
pain in the leg.
A. far from
B. apart from
C. away from
D. free from
D keep ... free
" apart from"......" keep away from""
5You must ________ a wide vocabulary if you want to learn a language well.
A. set up
B. put on
C. settle down
D. build up
D build up"
" set up"" put on"" settle down"" . 6-- What do you think of her speech last night? -- Just so so. She gave too much information, so that everyone got ________
(confuse) confused get confused"" get
be 7He devoted all the money he had to ________ (set) up a house of his own. setting devote sth. to doing sth.""
to 8No wonder his wife complains about him. No one can bear him ________ (stay)
at home, doing nothing day after day. staying staying bear him
9Rebeca was unhappy for not ________ (give) the first chance to go abroad. having been given
not having been given for 10________ (offer) the opportunity to speak at the graduation ceremony made
him overjoyed. Being offered
made ing offer the opportunity
. ( 3 ) I am a junior in high school. There is a lady at my school __11__ job is to hand out callslips () and prevent students from leaving campus __12__ permission. Before today I had never seen her smile. The other day my friends and I were eating in the cafeteria and I saw her walking around. When she came __13__ (close) to us I could see that she was crying. She pulled out a tissue and quickly wiped her eyes. I thought to myself that this lady is so underappreciated and needs __14__ (recognize) for all her hard work. So I wrote a note telling her that the students appreciated everything she did and __15__ her contribution to our school made a difference in all of our lives. I signed it "Some thankful students" and slipped it into __16__ envelope. Then I realized I didn't
even know her name. I asked all of my professors but __17__ knew her name. I finally
went to ask the lady at student services and __18__ (tell) that her name is Kathy.
I bought her a bouquet of __19__ (colour) sunflowers and taped the envelope to it.
I brought the flowers to school and left __20__ in her office.
She came into my third period class shortly afterwards to deliver a callslip,
and there it was -- a smile on her face!
11.whose 12.without 13.closer
14 recognizing/to be recognized 15.that 16.an 17.nobody 18.was told
One day a few years ago we had an uninvited guest -- a sparrow. __21__ the little
bird had flown into our open garage. Then I __22__ the bird before I saw it.
"What's that" I asked when I first heard the sound.
"It's coming from the __23__."my wife, Anita, said. "Maybe it's one of the
I looked into the garage. No children at all. But there was that sound again,
coming from right up there. And that's __25__ I saw the sparrow. It was flying __26__
just inches below the ceiling. It was clearly __27__ to get out, but couldn't see
the way out was not up, but __28__ and out through the garage door. So the bird
continued flapping its wings and bumping its little head __29__ the ceiling.
I tried to terrify it out, but only succeeded in driving it into the __30__ open
space between the door and the ceiling. Then I tried to show the bird how to fly
down a few feet __31__ it could get outside, but that only seemed to __32__ it more.
"Why don't we just leave for a few minutes" Anita __33__."I'm sure he'll
figure it out eventually."
We went back into the house, where we __34__ to hear the ongoing struggle between
the sparrow and the ceiling. Then suddenly, it was __35__ and our uninvited guest
I've __36__ that little sparrow through the years, and I've decided that birds
are not different much from people. We think we were __37__ to fly ever upward, and
we don't even consider the __38__ that something good might happen if we just fly
down a little bit. Once we figure out that we can make __39__ without banging ()
our heads against ceilings, we can usually save ourselves much __40__.
C. Instead 22A. heard C. searched 23A. house C. garage 24A. birds C. cats 25A. when C. why 26A. quickly C. cautiously 27A. deciding C. trying 28A. up C. forward 29A. against C. along 30A. free C. wide 31A. in case C. as though 32A. puzzle C. frighten 33A. suggested C. insisted 34A. attempted C. refused
35.A. fierce C. safe
36.A. looked after C. thought about 37A. forced C. born 38A. idea
D. Perhaps B. caught D. observed B. backyard D. basement B. guests D. kids B. how D. whether B. anxiously D. slowly B. hesitating D. choosing B. backward D. down B. off D. into B. small D. dark B. even if D. so that B. confuse D. disturb B. explained D. demanded B. continued D. failed B. empty D. silent B. worried about D. brought up B. determined D. urged B. possibility
22A when I first heard the sound, "
24D no children at all
25A when A
26B anxiously"" B
27C try to get out"" C
29A bump its little head against the ceiling""A
31D so that D
32C frighten sb." "C
33A why don't sb. do A
34B continue to do sth.""
35D our uninvited guest was gone, D
36C look after"" worry about"" think about"" bring
37C be born to do""C
39A make progress"" A
40D save some trouble""D .
MidIB at a glance
The summer vacation is the time to consolidate () your learning and prepare for the year ahead. In July and August Oxford Study Courses will once again hold its MidIB Summer School for students half way through their IB Diploma ( )We'll be back giving another generation of IB students a unique opportunity to sample a way of life enjoyed by students at famous universities.
Students who have completed the first year of their IB Diploma can join us and we can help them prepare for their important second year.
Students can choose how many subjects they study. Each subject is studied for one week. You can attend up to 5 weeks.
The MidIB Summer School is held at Cambridge University in the UK (between June 20th and August 1st) and at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA (between July 6th and July 25th)
-------------------------------------------- Student comments
"The classes have shown me new approaches to learning. I have also learned how to approach exam questions and now feel confident in doing so."
"It was cool creating tight and close relationships with other students from around the world, realizing we all had a connection to each other."
"I really enjoyed the level of independence, although I felt like people were watching out for us. I also felt like an Oxford student"
"I have enjoyed the learning style and the course work has been extremely
beneficial () academically."
Enjoy the summer
Our Summer School gives you an actionpacked social scene with visits to the
fun places in the area, organized sports and social events, and advice on how to
enjoy your free time in these amazing cities with your new friends. Welcome to contact
us at email@example.com or on 44(0)1865 521802!
41The MidIB Summer School is intended for the students who ________.
A. have finished their first year of college
B. intend to apply for Oxford University
C. don't know how to spend their summer vacation
D. have completed the first year of their IB Diploma
42What can be inferred from the text?
A. Students will visit many fun places around the world.
B. A student can at most choose 5 subjects.
C. Only students from England and America have access to the school.
D. Students can obtain their IB Diploma when they finish their studies.
43Which of the following about the MidIB Summer School is TRUE?
A. It begins in July.
B. It provides only academic courses.
C. It is held in three universities.
D. Students attending will study for 5 weeks.
44The text is most probably a(n)________
A. news story
C. travel guide