Unit 1 ( Module 2 )
1. Everything was so expensive during the
war that it was hardly __________ to save a penny.
A. probable B.
Likely C. Possible D.
2. --- Sorry, I’m late.
--- That’s OK. I _________ long.
A. haven’t waited B.
C. Haven’t been waiting D.
3. An ___________ look appeared on the boy’s
face when he heard the ___________ news.
A. excited; excited B.
C. Excited; exciting D.
4. --- I can’t find my MP3 anywhere. Who
__________ it away?
--- Perhaps, your younger brother did.
A. may have taken B. Can have taken C.
Should have taken D.
5. Tom is the only one of the witnesses who
___________ the whole accident.
A. Has reported seeing B.
Have reported to see
C. has reported to see D.
Have reported seeing
6. __________ the bad weather, the sports
meeting has been put off until next week.
A. For B.
As C. Due to D.
7. He said he would come to
the party, but he hasn’t __________ yet. Which of the following is wrong?
A. shown up B.
Come along C.
Turned up D. Come up
8. The possibility that he knew about the
stolen files cannot be ___________.
A. Ruled out B.
Looked into C.
Got rid of D.
9. I could not think of a story to tell the
children, so I ___________ as I went along.
A. made it up B. Made one up C.
Made up one D.
10. It is said that Xiao Pin has made
____________ in all his lessons.
A. many progresses B.
A plenty of progress
C. great advance D. Greater progress
11. --- What have you been up to
--- Preparing for the coming exam.
A. those days B.
From then C. Lately D.
12. --- I __________ so hard recently that
I __________ any time for
collecting new stamps.
--- OK, I’ll ring you up if I have any news.
A. have worked; hadn’t B. Have been working; haven’t had
C. am working; haven’t D.
Have been working; hadn’t had
13. Nobody can ____________ run a mile in
mile in two minutes.
A. maybe B.
Probably C. Possibly D.
14. He agrees with us. In other words, his
opinion is __________ to ours.
A. Similar B.
15. He wasted a lot of time ____________ fame
and money instead of working hard.
A. running into B.
Running across C. running a
risk D. Running after
16. As he grew up, he
developed a lot of interest in ___________ treasure at the bottom of the ocean.
A. sinking B. Sunken C.
17. I ____________ violin
lessons every two weeks, but I think I’ll make it every week from next month.
A. an having B.
Have had C.
Have D. Have been having
18. The small country ___________ since the
A. has come into existence B. Has been in existence
C. has been existed D.
Began to exist
19. The weather here is much better than
___________ in the north.
A. the one B.
It D. That
20. It is about half an hour since he
A. Came B.
Has come C.
Had come D.
21. --- Where are the students?
--- They ___________ the library half an hour ago.
A. made their ways to B. Made their way to
C. made their ways for D.
Made their way for
22. I __________ there in three years.
A. went B.
Have been C. Haven’t been D.
23. He ____________ the popular music and
A. turned on B. Put on C.
Put up D.
24. Who is the rich lady in ____________
standing there, talking and laughing loudly?
A. fur B.
A fur C. the fur D. Furs
25. He apologized to me for patting
A. Me on the B.
Me in the C.
Me on my D.
26. He is said ____________ his homework
when the class teacher entered the classroom.
A. to do B.
Doing C. To have finished D.
To be finishing
27. We have to make appropriate
recommendations ___________ the conclusions.
A. to base B. Based on C.
Basing on D.
To base on
28. He ___________ for quite a long time.
A. has come here B. Hasn’t come here
C. has left for America D.
Has received my email
29. A house made of wood is more
comfortable to live in than __________ made of stone.
A. One B.
30. The price ______________, but I doubt
whether it will remain so.
A. went down B.
Will go down C. Has gone down D.
Was going down
He must have been completely lost
in something he was reading because I had to tap on the windshield to get his
“Is your taxi 31 ?” I asked when he finally looked 32 at me. He nodded, then said 33 as I settled into the back seat, “I'm
sorry, but I was reading a 34 .” He 35 as if he had a cold .
“I am not in a hurry,” I told
him. “Go ahead and finish your letter.” He 36 his head. “I've read it several times already. I guess I 37 know it by heart.”
“Letters from home always mean a
lot,” I said. “From a child?”
“This isn't 38 ,” he replied. “Although it 39 just as well have been family. Old Ed
was my oldest friend. In fact, we used to call each other 'Old Friend' when
we'd meet. I'm not much good at _ 40__ .”
“I don't think any of us keep _41_ our correspondence (通信) too well,” I said. “I know I don't. But I take it he's someone
you've _42_ quite a while?”
“All my life. We were kids
together, went to school together and all the _ 43 _ through high
“There are not too many people
who've had such a long friendship,” I said.
“ _44_ ,” the driver went on, “I
hadn't seen him more than once or twice a year over the past 25 or 30 years
because I _45_ away from the old neighbourhood and you
kind of lose touch __46 you never forget.”
“You said 'was'. Does that
mean—?” He nodded. “ __47_ a couple of weeks ago.”
“I'm sorry,” I said. “It's no fun to lose
any friend—and losing a real old one is _ 48_ tougher.”
He didn't _ 49_ to that, and we rode on in silence for a
few minutes. But I realized that Old Ed was still on his mind when he spoke
again, almost more to himself than to me: “I should have kept in touch.”
“Well,” I agreed, “we should all
keep in touch with old friends more than we do. But things __50_ and we just don't seem to find the time.”
When I got to my hotel room I
didn't unpack right away. First I had to write a letter and mail it.
31. A. available B. acceptable C. beneficial D. occupied
32. A. down B. up C. to D. off
33. A. unexpectedly B. curiously C. apologetically D. definitely
34. A. booklet B. novel C. book D. letter
35. A. sounded B. spoke C. seemed D. continued
36. A. hung B. nodded C. shook D. kept
37. A. anyhow B. hardly C. almost D. really
38. A. friendship B. family C. leadership D. colleague
39. A. could B. might C. maybe D. would
40. A. writing B. reading C. talking D. learning
41. A. up B. with C. on D. in
42. A. found B. written C. known D. seen
43. A. curriculum B. coincidence C. life D. way
44. A. Eventually B. Actually C. Additionally D. Besides
45. A. removed B. left C. headed D. moved
46. A. even though B. as though C. when D. whereas
47. A. Died B. Suffered C. Choked D. Survived
48. A. ever B. even C. fairly D. quite
49. A. appeal B. reply C. adapt D. talk
50. A. take
up B. pick up C. come up D. break up
Catherine Destivelle is a rock
star. She loves rock, but she can't sing or play the guitar! She is a rock
climber and a big star in France and Italy. She is the most famous woman
climber in the world because she often climbs without ropes. She climbs in many
countries but most often in the French Alps near Chamonix, where she lives. She
started climbing near her home in Paris when she was five. Then, at fourteen,
she joined the French Alpine Club to learn more, but immediately she climbed
better and more quickly than the older members of the club. She won her first
competition in Italy in 1995.
Three years ago she found a new route up the Dru
Mountain near Chamonix. The climb took eleven days and for four days the snow
was so heavy that she could not move. Last year other climbers tried to follow
the new Destivelle Route, but they failed. They are going to try again this
People always ask her about her climbing. She
says, "I climb because I'm in love with mountains. I like touching the
rock and reading the face of the rock. I like it a lot. I felt at home on the
side of a mountain. I prepare well before I go, so I'm never worried."
Catherine chooses new mountains from books--like
buying from a shopping catalogue(目录)! "I see a nice mountain and I go to climb it!" Her next
mountain is in Pakistan. She is going there next month. "It's much bigger
than the Dru, so it's going to take longer to climb. An American climber, Jeff
Lowe, is coming with me to help."
51. Catherine Destivelle is called 'a star’
A. she won a competition in 1995 B.
She loves rocks
C. She's a famous
D. she found a new route up to
the Dru Mountain
52. She had great trouble finding a new
route up the Dru Mountain because _______.
A. she lost her way B. the climb took 11 days
C. she needed help from an American climber D.
There was heavy snow
53. On the side of a mountain she feels
A. worried B.
Easy and happy C. like staying at
home D. well
54. We can infer from the passage people
often ask her" ______”.
A. Why do you like climbing?
B. Are you in
love with an American climber?
C. Do you enjoy
reading books on mountains?
D. What do you
do before you go climbing?
How the iron of tomorrow
(the first Self Clean Iron)
can change your lifestyle today ?
General Electric introduces the iron of tomorrow. The iron can clean
itself. Inside where irons get dirty. Because it cleans itself each and every
time you empty it. How? With a push of a magic blue button.
magic blue button
The first thing you'll notice that's different about this iron is
the blue button on the side. It's marked "Self Clean". Push this blue
button, and you can wash out loose mineral deposits(沉淀物) that remain and block up
inside. Push this button, and you've made life a lot easier.
chance of brown spots
Sure, Self Cleaning Iron is going to cut down on brown spots. (Those
ugly spots that happen on nice, cleanly pressed clothes. ) Because a Self
Cleaning Iron becomes clean each time you press that magic blue button.
Common sense tells you that if you've an iron that blocks less often
it has to stay younger for a long period of time. In other words, it steams
better longer. That's another joy of owning General Electric's Self Cleaning
does it mean to you
Today you are doing so much more than just running a house and
running after the kids. You're working. You're going to school. It's all part
of your lifestyle. The iron can change that lifestyle. By giving you less
trouble before you iron. If we can make it easier for you to be a better wife,
a better mother, a better housemaker, we want to. The new Self Cleaning Iron is
another one of Home-Makers from General Electric.
We're with yours.
55. This passage is _______.
introduction to General Electric B. an operating instruction of Self Cleaning Iron
C. An advertisement of Self Cleaning Iron D. a description of the change of
56. This iron can clean itself by _______.
itself B. Washing out mineral deposits
C. blocking up
mineral deposits D. giving
off more steam
57. According to the passage, what is most likely to attract the customers?
A. It is made by
General Electric. B.
The iron will not produce mineral deposits.
C. There will be fewer brown spots on pressed clothes.
D. Their clothes will be cleaned at the same time.
58. Self Cleaning Iron can help change your
lifestyle because ______.
A. You can run your
house better B. you don't have to run after
C. you can use it while you are working D. we want you to be a
We have all experienced days when
everything goes wrong. A day may begin well enough, but suddenly everything
seems to get out of control. It seems as if a single unimportant event may
cause a number of things to happen. Let us suppose that you are preparing a
meal and keeping an eye on the baby at the same time. The telephone rings and
this means your troubles are beginning. While you are on the phone, the baby
pulls the table-cloth off the table, destroying your prepared meal. You hang up
hurriedly and attend to your baby. Meanwhile, the meal gets burnt. As if these
were not enough to bring you to tears, your husband arrives unexpectedly
bringing three guests to dinner.
Things can go wrong on a number
of people on the road. During the rush hour one evening, two cars hit each other
and both drivers began to argue. The woman driver behind the two cars happened to
be a learner. She suddenly went into a panic and stopped her car. This made the
driver following her stop suddenly. His wife was sitting beside him holding a
large cake. As she was thrown forward, the cake went right through the window
and landed on the road. Seeing a cake flying through the air, a truck driver
had to stop his truck all of a sudden. The truck was carrying empty beer
bottles and hundreds of them slid off the back of the truck and fell onto the
road. This led to yet another angry argument. Meanwhile, the traffic piled up
behind. It took the police nearly an hour to get the traffic to move again. In
the meanwhile, the truck driver had to sweep up hundreds of broken bottles.
Only two dogs were enjoying themselves from the accident, for they were happily
having what was left of the cake. It was just one of those days.
59. What does the writer mainly tell us?
always happen at the same time.
B. Everyone may have trouble every day.
C. A small matter can cause great trouble.
D. Only the lucky man won't have any
trouble every day.
60. According to the passage, what should
be the correct order?
① The woman driver stopped her car suddenly.
② The driver' s wife dropped her cake on the road.
③ Only two dogs were happy.
④ Two cars hit each other.
⑤ The truck driver had to sweep up hundreds of broken bottles.
A. ②④③⑤① B. ④①②⑤③ C. ③⑤②④① D. ①④②③⑤
61. Which of the following is true?
A. The woman' s husband brought three
guests home to dinner unexpectedly.
B. The meal got burnt.
C. Her baby pulled the table-cloth off the
D. It is
not strange to experience such accidents.
62. What does the word "these" in
the last sentence of the first paragraph refer to?
A. Your husband brings three guests to
B. The meal gets burnt.
C. The baby pulls the table-cloth off the
D. Both B and C.
W: Excuse me, I’m (63)w_________ if you
could tell me how to find a 63.
place where I could have my shoes (64)r________. I’m
new in town. 64.
M: Well, of course. There is a good shop
not far from here. Take the first
street to the left and walk about three 65)b________. 65.
W: Could you tell me the (66)n_________ of
the shop, please? 66.
M: I can’t (67)r_________ the name of the
shop, but you’ll find it. It’s 67.
near the police (68)s_________. By the way, do you
know about 68.
the “Town Guide”? It has all kinds of useful (69)I_________. 69.
I think you’ll find it in any (70)b_________. 70.
W: Thanks a lot, you have been very
(71)h_________, and I’ll look for that 71.
“Town Guide” the next time I’m in a bookstore. Let’s
see, you said the
repair shop was three blocks on the right?
M: No, first street on the (72)l_________,
then three blocks. 72.
W: Thanks again.
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80. Remember 81.
81. Helpful 82.