( ) 1. Mr. Wu is really patient. He spends as much time as he can _______ grammar rules for us.
A. repeating B. to repeat C. explaining D. to explain
( ) 2. Jim has some difficulty ______ his homework and I’ve some difficulty _______ the problem.
A. in, wort B. in, to wort C. with, wort D. with, to wort
( ) 3. ––I wonder __________ it is from Wuxi to Suzhou.
–– It is about an hour’s ride.
A. how long B. How far C. how soon D. how much
( ) 4. Being _______, the novel written by a famous teacher sells _______.
A. very worth of being read; good B. well worth reading; good
C. well worth reading; well D. very worth reading; well
( ) 5. Half of the class _______ done most of the work. The left _______ rather difficult.
A. have, is B. has, is C. have, are D. has, are
( ) 6. ––Excuse me, could you tell me _______?
––Sorry, I don’t know. I’m new here, too.
A. when the museum opens B. where is the Hongguang Village
C. how long the old lady had lived here D. how do you celebrate Easter Day
( ) 7. Do you know PM 2.5, children?
A. how should we deal with B. how to do with
C. how to deal with D. what to deal with
( ) 8. —Wow, such a nice computer you’ve bought！
—Yes, it is of ______ to me, but I must say it also cost me a lot.
A. no use B. great help C. much value D. little importance
( ) 9. —What useful program it is!
—Yeah! It tells us how to play violin.
A. an; the B. an; / C. a; / D. a; the
( ) 10. Some of my friends eat with their eyes. They prefer to order what _______ nice.
A. feels B. smells C. looks D. tastes
( ) 11. You ______ to the meeting this afternoon if you have something important to do.
A. needn’t to come B. don’t need come C. don’t need coming D. needn’t come
( ) 12. I really enjoyed your speech, ______ there were some parts I didn’t quite understand.
A. because B. since C. until D. though
( ) 13. —He seldom spends money buying new clothes or going traveling, ______ he?
—______. He can’t save a coin, though.
A．does; No B. does; Yes C. doesn’t; No D. doesn’t; Yes
( ) 14. — Go for a picnic this weekend, OK?
— __________ I love getting close to nature.
A. I can’t agree more. B. I’m afraid not.
C. I don’t think so. D. I hope not.
An old man lived in a nice house with a large garden. He took care of his flowers all the time, watering and fertilizing them.
One day a young man went by the garden. He looked at the beautiful flowers, imagining how happy he could be if he lived in such a beautiful place. Then, suddenly he found the old gardener was 1 . He was very surprised about this and asked, “You can’t see these flowers. Why are you busy taking care of them every day?”
The old man smiled and said, “I can tell you four 2 . First, I was a gardener when I was young, and I really like this job. Second, 3 I can’t see these flowers, I can touch them. Third, I can 4 the sweetness of them. As to the last one, that’s 5 .”
“Me? But you don’t know me,” said the young man.
“Yeah, it’s true that I don’t . But I know that flowers are angels(天使) that everybody 6 . We enjoy the happiness these flowers have brought us.”
The blind man’s work opened our eyes and 7 our hearts, which also made his life 8 . It was just like Beethoven, who became deaf in his later life and wrote many great musical works. Beethoven himself couldn’t 9 his wonderful music, but his music has 10 millions of people to face their difficulties bravely. Isn’t it one kind of happiness?
( ) 1. A. blind B. famous C. smart D. friendly
( ) 2. A. stories B. reasons C. excuses D. conclusions
( ) 3. A. although B. since C. because D. until
( ) 4. A. taste B. smell C. sound D. look
( ) 5. A. me B. you C. my mother D. my son
( ) 6. A. greets B. wonders C. meets D. knows
( ) 7. A. broke B. hurt C. pleased D. treated
( ) 8. A. emptier B. busier C. luckier D. happier
( ) 9. A. write B. hear C. play D. believe
( ) 10. A. changed B. affected C. discovered D. encouraged
Jack had an unusual experience last night. He is sharing it with his friends. Ken and May.
Ken: What were you doing, Jack? What did you see?
Jack: It was half past nine last night and I was getting ready for bed. I heard some strange noise outside while I was brushing my teeth. I wondered what was happening and I went to the window and loot. To my surprise, I saw a bright yellow green light in the sky.
May: Maybe the light you saw was a UFO! Or a ghost! A few years ago, an American man saw a flying saucer(飞碟) while he was driving along a road. He also saw some strange yellow light. You have heard about it, haven’t you?
Ken: Don’t be imaginative, May. Jack didn’t see anything, or anybody. It wasn’t a ghost. It was probably a plane, or a shooting star. Perhaps Jacst made a horrible dream!
Jack: I am very serious. I did see something. The light disappeared and then suddenly some “tiny people” were standing in the garden. There were four of them. Two of them ate some flowers in the garden.
Ken: Oh, come on, Jack. I really doubt what you have said.