1. – How do you find your new classmates?
– Most of them are kind, but ____ is so good to me as Bruce.
A. none B. no one C. every one D. some one
2. ______ in the queue for half an hour, the old man suddenly realized he had left the cheque in the car.
A. Waiting B. To wait C. Having waited D. To have waited
3. A great man shows his greatness _____ the way he treats little man.
A. under B. with C. on D. by
4. It is usually warm in my hometown in March, but it _____ be rather cold sometimes.
A. must B. can C. should D. would
5. So far this year we ______ a fall in house prices by between 5 and 10 percent.
A. saw B. see C. had seen D. have seen
6. In spite of repeated wrongs done to him, he looks _____ to people greeting him.
A. friendly B. lively C. worried D. cold
7. _____ is known to us all is that the 2008 Olympic Games will take place in Beijing.
A. It B. What C. As D. Which
8. Nancy enjoyed herself so much ______ she visited her friends in Sydney last year.
A. that B. which C. when D. where
9. _____ a moment and I will go to your rescue.
A. Go on B. Hold on C. Move to D. Carry on
10. – Who should be responsible for the accident?
– The boss, not the workers. They just carried out the order _____.
A. as told B. as are told C. as telling D. as they told
11. By nine o’clock, all the Olympic torch bearers had reached the top of Mount Qomolangma, ____ appeared a rare rainbow soon.
A. of which B. on which C. from which D. above which
12. What’s the _____ of having a public open space where you can’t eat, drink or even simply hang out for a while?
A. sense B. matter C. case D. opinion
13. – Can those ____ at the back of the classroom hear me?
A. seat B. sit C. seated D. sat
14. You have no idea how she finished the relay race ____ her foot wounded so much.
A. for B. when C. with D. while
15. – Would you like to join us in the game?
–_____, for I have something important to attend to.
A. I will B. I’d love to C. I won’t D. I’m afraid not
The position of children in American family and society is no longer what it used to be. The
16 family in colonial(殖民时期的) North America was mainly concerned with survival and
17 that, its own economic prosperity. Thus, children were 18 in terms of their productivity(生产能力), and they played the role of producer quite early. 19 they fulfilled this role, their position in the family was one of subordination(附属)
With the 20 of the society, the position of children in the family and in the society became more important. In the complex and technological society 21 the United States has become, each 22 must fulfill a number of personal and occupational 23 and be in contact with many other members. 24 , viewing children as necessary members of society means that they are 25 more as people in their own right than as those of subordination. This acceptance of children as 26 participants in the family is reflected in various laws 27 the rights of children and in the social and public welfare programs.
This new 28 of children and the frequent contact between the members of society has also 29 an increasing interest in child-raising techniques. People today spend much time
30 the proper way to 31 children.
Nowadays, the socialization of the child in the United States is a 32 transaction(事务) between parent and child 33 a one-way, parent-to-child training 34 . As a consequence, socializing children and 35 with them over a long period of time is for parents a mixture of pleasure, satisfaction, and problems.
16. A. poor B. ordinary C. happy D. wealthy
17. A. except B. for C. beyond D. through
18. A. supported B. received C. encouraged D. valued
19. A. Until B. After C. Although D. When
20. A. movement B. achievement &nb
I Multiple choice
1．---Why didn’t you give me a ring?
---Well, I meant _________, but later I forgot．
A．telephoning B．to telephone
C．having telephoned D．to have telephoned
2．The World Cup _________ in Germany this year．
A．took place B．hold C．played D．happened
3．He promised to come but hasn’t __________ yet．
A．turned up B．turned out C．turned down D．turned to
4．You promised you should take the children to Beijing, so you must________．
A．keep you word B．keep your words
C．keep your word D．keep you words
5．_________ milk, I like coffee and tea．
A．Besides B．Except C．Except for D．Except that
6．Johnny, you _________ play with the knife, you ________ hurt yourself．
A．won’t; can’t B．mustn’t; may
C．shouldn’t; must D．can’t; shouldn’t
7．A left-luggage office is a place where bags ________ be left for a short time, especially at a railway station．
A．should B．can C．must D．will
8．Festivals often had their origins as events ________ some important persons．
A．to honour B．in memory C．in honor D．to memory
9．The letter he had been looking forward ________ this morning．
A．to arriving B．to arrived C．to received D．to receiving
10．He _________ me 20,000 yuan for his old car．
A．offered B．provided C．suggested D．gave
II Daily Language point
_____ he works hard at his lessons is known to us all.
_____ he works hard at is known to us all.
1 It worried her a bit ____ her hair was turning gray .
A. while B. that C. what D. for
2 ____we can"t get seems better than ______we have .
A.What ; what B. What ; that C. That; that D. That; what
In some areas of the world the weather is very 1 and this fact 2 an important part in the daily lives of the people．If they are farmers, fishermen, or sailors, for example, they 3 know about these changes in advance．Space scientists and airplane pilots 4 need weather 5 ．
6 earliest time, men have 7 the sky, the wind, and the atmosphere, 8 a variety of other weather signals, 9 make weather predictions．But often their weather predictions have not been accurate(准确的)．Now there are government bureaus（局，部门）in many places that 10 weather conditions very carefully．They use a lot of scientific equipment to help them make their forecasts．For example, they have instruments to 11 speed and direction of the wind．Thus they can predict the path of a storm．They have 12 balloons, ships, and airplanes to help them 13 their accuracy, and they 14 use of radar, satellites, and computers to gather necessary information．
Today when a pilot takes off from an airport, he can know 15 kind of weather to 16 when he reaches his destination．If there is 17 rain or snow in the mountains, a weather bureau can predict the day and even the hour that a river may overflow its banks many miles away．When a storm is moving in a certain 18 , the people in that area can learn 19 it in advance and prepare for it．Accurate weather forecasts are helping millions of people everywhere to save their lives and their 20．
1．A．changed B．changing C．changeable D．changeless
2．A．makes B．takes C．plays D．has
3．A．need B．may C．can D．need to
4．A．generally B．especially C．usually D．specially
5．A．information B．fact C．advice D．result
6．A．From B．By C．Since D．After
7．A．thought B．observed C．looked at D．discovered
8．A．also B．but also C．as well D．as well as
9．A．so that B．in order that C．as to D．in order to
10．A. search B．study C．learn D．see
11．A. measure B．make C．find D．discover
12．A. usual B．general C．ordinary D．special
13．A．develop B．rise C．increase D．encourage
14．A．make B．take C．want D．have
15．A．which B．what C．how D．that
16．A．expect B．wait C．help D．suppose
17．A．light B．slight C．large D．heavy
18．A．way B．direction C．path D．road
19．A．from B．on C．in D．of
20．A．houses B．crops C．poverty D．property
A device that stops drives from falling asleep at the wheel is about to undergo testing at Department of Transport laboratories and could go on sale within 12 months.
The system, called Driver Alert, aims to reduce deadly road accidents by 20%-40% that are caused by tiredness. Airline pilots can also use it to reduce the 30% of all pilot-error accidents that are related to fatigue.
Driver Alert is based on a computerized wristband. The device, worn by drives or pilots, gives out a sound about every four minutes during a car journey. After each sound the driver must respond by squeezing the steering wheel(方向盘). A sensor in the wristband detects this pressing action and measures the time between the sound and the driver"s response.
Tiredness is directly related to a driver"s response time. Usually, a watchful driver would take about 400 milliseconds to respond, but once that falls to more than 500 milliseconds, it suggests that the driver is getting sleepy.
In such cases the device gives out more regular and louder sounds, showing that the driver should open a window or stop for a rest. If the driver"s response continues to slow down, the sounds become more frequent until a nonstop alarm warns that the driver must stop as soon as possible.
The device has been delivered to the department"s laboratories for testing. If these tests, scheduled for six months" time, are successful, the makers will bring the product to market within about a year.
1. According to the text, Driver Alert ______.
A. aims to reduce tiredness-related accidents B. aims to prevent drivers from sleeping
C. has gone through testing at laboratories D. has been on sale for 12 months
2. How should a driver respond to the sounds from Driver Alert?
A. By sounding a warning. B. By checking the driving time.
C. By touching the wrist hand. D. By pressing the steering wheel.