1.- How did Tom learn French?
A.In the morning.
C.In the library.
D.By taking a course.
2.- I’m sorry. I am late due to the heavy traffic.
A.Well, it’s OK.
B.No, it’s all right.
C.You are welcome.
D.You are wrong.
3.- Thank you for inviting me.
A.I really had a happy time.
B.Oh, it’s too late.
C.Thank you for coming.
D.Oh, so slowly?
4.- Could I speak to Don Watkins, please？
B.Oh, how are you？
5.- Would you like to go to the concert with us this evening?
A.No, I already have plans.
B.I’d love to, but I’m busy tonight.
C.No, I really don’t like being with you.
D.I’m ill, so I shouldn’t go out.
Although English is not as old as Chinese, it is spoken by many people around the world every day. English speakers are always creating new words, and we are often able to know where most words come from.
Sometimes, however, no one may really know where a word comes from. Did you ever think about why hamburgers are called hamburgers, especially when they are not made with ham（火腿）? About a hundred years ago, some men went to America from Europe. They came from a big city in Germany called Hamburg. They did not speak good English, but they ate good food. When some Americans saw them eating round pieces of beef, they asked the Germans what it was. The Germans did not understand the question and answered,”We come from Hamburg.” One of these Americans owned a restaurant, and had an idea. He cooked some round pieces of beef like those which the men from Hamburg ate. Then he put each between two pieces of bread and started selling them. Such bread came to be called”hamburgers”. Today”hamburgers” are sold in many countries around the world.
Whether this story is true or not, it certainly is interesting. Knowing why any word has a certain meaning is interesting, too. This reason, for most English words, can be found in any large English dictionary.
6.According to the writer, English is not so old as Chinese.
7.Hamburg is a city in Germany.
8.According to the story, hamburgers are made only with beef.
9.According to the writer, knowing why any word has a certain meaning is interesting.
10.According to the story, the word “hamburger” comes from England because Germans don’t speak good English.
Many people who work in London prefer to live outside it, and to go in to their offices or schools every day by train, car or bus, even though this means they have to get up early in the morning and reach home late in the evening.
One advantage of living outside London is that houses are cheaper. Even a small flat in London without a garden costs quite a lot to rent. With the same money, one can get a little house in the country with a garden of one’s own.
Then, in the country one can really get away from the noise and hurry of busy working lives. Even though one has to get up earlier and spend more time in trains or buses, one can sleep better at night and during weekends and on summer evenings, one can enjoy the fresh, clean air of the country. If one likes gardens, one can spend one’s free time digging, planting, watering and doing the hundred and one other jobs which are needed in a garden. Then, when the flowers and vegetables come up, one has got the reward together with those who have shared the secret of Nature.
Some people, however, take no interest in country things: for them, happiness lies in the town, with its cinemas and theatres, beautiful shops and busy streets, dance-halls and restaurants. Such people would feel that their life was not worth living if they had to live it outside London. An occasional walk in one of the parks and a fortnight’s (two weeks) visit to the sea every summer is all the country they want: the rest they are quite prepared to leave to those who are glad to get away from London every night.
11.Which of the following statements is NOT true?_________
A.People who love Nature prefer to live outside the city.
B.People who work in London prefer to live in the country.
C.Some people enjoying city life prefer to work and live inside London.
D.Many nature lovers, though working in London, prefer to live outside the city.
12.With the same money ________, one can buy a little house with a garden in the country.
A.getting a small flat with a garden
B.having a small flat with a garden
C.renting a small flat without a garden
D.buying a small flat without a garden
13.When the garden is in blossom, it means that one ________ has been rewarded.
A.living in the country
B.having spent time working in the garden
C.having a garden of his own
D.having been digging, planting and watering
14.People who think happiness lies in the town would feel that _______ if they had to live outside London.
A.their life was meaningless
B.their life was invaluable
C.they didn’t deserve a happy life
D.they were not worthy of their happy life
15.The underlined phrase get away from in the 3rd paragraph refers to ________.
B.do away with