一、 Tom arrived at the bus station quite early for Paris bus. The bus for Paris would not leave until five to twelve. He saw a lot of people waiting in the station. Some were standing in line(排队), others were walking around. There was a group of schoolgirls. Their teacher was trying to keep them in line. Tom looked around but there was no place for him to sit. He walked into the station cafe(咖啡馆). he looked up at the clock there. It was only twenty to twelve. He found a seat and sat down before a large mirror(镜 子) on the wall. Just then, Mike, one of Tom’s workmates came in and sat with Tom. “What time is your bus?” asked Mike. “There’s plenty of time yet,” answered Tom. “Well, I’ll get you some more tea then,” said Mike. They talked while drinking. Then Tom looked at the clock again. “Oh! It’s going backward(倒行)!” he cried. “A few minutes ago it was twenty to twelve and now it’ s half past eleven.” “You’re looking at the clock in the mirror.” said Mike. Tom was so sad(难 过). The next bus was not to leave for another hour. Since then Tom has never liked mirrors. 根据以上短文内容,从下列各题所给的四个选项中选择最佳的一项。
  1、Tom went into the station cafe because . A.Mike asked him to have a cup of tea B.it was quite early and he could find a seat there
C.he didn’t like to stay with the schoolgirls D.he wanted to have a drink with his workmate there

  2、What time was it in fact when Tom looked at the clock in the mirror? A.Half past twelve B.Twenty to twelve C.Half past eleven D.Half past one

  3、From the story we know that when we look at a clock in a mirror, we will find . A.the time is right B.it’s going slower C.it’s going backward D.it’s going faster

  4、Which of the following is true? A.Tom arrived in Paris on time B.The next bus would leave in half an hour C.After that Tom didn’t like clocks any longer D.Tom looked at the clock in the mirror only once

  5、Which of the following is the title(题目) of the story? A.The Mirror of the Station B.Not A Careful Man C.Missing A Bus D.The Clock In The Mirror
二、 When Mr. David retired(退休),he bought a small house in a village near the sea. He liked it and hoped to live a quiet life in it. But to his great surprise, many tourists(游客)came to see his house in summer holidays, for it was the most interesting building in the village. From morning to night there were tourists outside the house. They kept looking into the rooms through the windows and many of them even went into Mr. David’s garden. This was too much for Mr. David. He decided to drive the visitors away. So he put a notice on the window. The notice said: “If you want to satisfy your curiosity(好奇心), came in and look round. Price(价格): twenty dollars.” Mr. David was sure that the visitors would stop coming, but he was wrong. More and more visitors came and Mr. David had to spend every day showing them around his house. “I came here to retire, not to work as a guide(导游).” he said angrily. In the end, he sold the house and moved away. 根据短文内容,从下列各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中选择正确答案。
  1、Mr. David’s house was that many tourists came to see it. A.so small B.so quiet C.so interesting D.such interesting

  2、Mr. David put a notice on the window in order . A.to drive the visitors away B.to satisfy the visitor’s curiosity C.to let visitors come in and look round D.to get some money out of the visitors

  3、The notice made the visitors . A.more interested in his house B.lost interest in his house C.angry at the unfair price D.feel happy about the price

  4、After Mr. David put up the notice . A.the visitors didn’t come any longer B.fewer and fewer visitors came to see his house C.more and more tourists came for a visit D.no tourist would pay the money for a visit

  5、At last he had to sell his house and move away because . A.he did not like it at all B.he could not work as a guide C.he made enough money and wanted to buy a new expensive house D.he could not live a quiet life in it
三、 Sigmund Freud was a world-famous doctor of Vienna(维也纳). He was also a man full of humour(幽默). Once, at his 70th birthday party, a friend asked Freud if he could put his work into several words. “Well,” said Freud, “we take the sick out of their trouble and return them to the common suffering.”
As a devoted(忠实的)son, Freud often visited his old mother. His mother usually spent her summers in a small mountain town in Austria (奥地利) The King Josef usually . spent his summers there, too. One day in the summer, a band(乐队)was playing a lively tune(曲子)when Freud’s mother was sitting at the window and watching the people singing and dancing on Main Street. The old woman had a poor memory. She heard the band playing, but forgot it was the King’s birthday. Freud was visiting his mother on her 95th birthday. He told his mother, “Mama, the band is playing for your birthday.” She believed him and had a wonderful day. 根据短文内容,从下列各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中选择正确答案。
  1、Freud was a famous of . A.doctor, Austria B.general, Vienna C.King, Austria D.doctor, Australia

  2、From what Freud said at his 70th birthday party, we can see that he was . A.a brave man B.a sick man C.a devoted man D.a man full of humour

  3、One day Freud came to the small mountain town for . A.his 70th birthday B.the King Josef’s birthday C.his mother’s birthday D.for his holiday

  4、Which of the four sentences is wrong? A.Freud’s mother and the King Josef usually spent their summers in the same place. B.Freud’ mother’s birthday and the King’s birthday were on the same day.
C.Freud’s mother was so old that her memory was very bad. D.She knew that the band was playing for the King.

  5、Freud’s mother felt very happy on her 95th birthday because . A.the King Josef himself came to celebrate(庆贺)her birthday B.the people of the town came out to celebrate her birthday C.she believed that the band was playing for her birthday D.she heard the band playing a lively tune so wonderfully
四、 We each have a memory(记忆力). That’s why we can still remember things after a long time. Some people have very good memories and they can easily learn many things by heart, but some people can only remember things when they say or do them again and again. Many of the great men of the world have got surprising memories. A good memory is a great help in learning a language. Everybody learns his mother language when he is a small child. He hears the sounds, remembers them and then he learns to speak. Some children are living with their parents in foreign countries. They can learn two languages as easily as one because they hear, remember and speak two languages every day. In school it is not so easy to learn a foreign language because the pupils have so little time for it, and they are busy with other subjects, too. But your memory will become better and better when you do more and more exercises.
根据短文内容,选择最佳答案。
  1、Some people can easily learn many things by heart because . A.they always sleep very well B.they often eat good food C.they read a lot of books D.they have very good memories

  2、Everybody learns his mother language . A.at the age of six B.when he is a small child C.after he goes to school D.when he can read and write

  3、Before a child can speak, he must . A.read and write B.make sentences C.hear and remember the sounds D.think hard

  4、In school the pupils can’t learn a foreign language well because . A.they have no good memories B.they have no recorders C.they have too much time for it D.they are busy with other subjects

  5、Your memory will become better and better . A.if you have plenty of good food B.if you do more and more exercises C.if you do morning exercises every day D.if you get up early
五、
We spent a day in the country and picked a lot of flowers. Our car was full of flowers inside! On the way home we had to stop at traffic lights, and there my wife saw the bookshelf. It stood outside a furniture(家具)shop. “Buy it,” she said at once. “We’ll carry it home on the roof-rack(车顶架). I’ve always wanted one like that.” What could I do? Ten minutes later I was twenty dollars poorer, and the bookshelf was tied on to the roof rack. It was tall and narrow, quite heavy too. As it was getting darker, I drove slowly. Other drivers seemed more polite than usual that evening. The police even stopped traffic to let us through. Carrying furniture was a good idea. After a time my wife said, “There’s a long line of cars behind. Why don’t they overtake(超车)?” Just at that time a police car did overtake. The two officers(警官)inside looked at us seriously when they went past. But then, with a kind smile they asked us to follow their car through the busy traffic. The police car stopped at our village church(教堂). One of the officers came to me. “Right, sir,” he said. “Do you need any more help now?” I didn’t quite understand. “Thanks, officer,” I said. “You’ve been very kind. I live just down the road.” He was looking at our things: first at the flowers, then at the bookshelf. “Well, well,” he said and laughed. “It’s a bookshelf you’ve got there! We thought it was??er, something else.”
My wife began to laugh. Suddenly I understood why the police drove here. I smiled at the officer. “Yes, it’s a bookshelf, but thanks again.” I drove home as fast as I could.

  1、From the story we know that . A.the writer was poor and didn’t buy the bookshelf for his wife B.the writer’s wife didn’t like the bookshelf at all C.the writer was always glad to buy something for his wife D.the writer was not very glad to buy the bookshelf for his wife

  2、What made the writer think that carrying furniture was “a good idea”? A.He could drive slowly and it was safe. B.Other drivers would let him go first. C.His wife could use a new bookshelf. D.He could save a lot of money and time.

  3、Why were the police and other drivers so kind to the writer? A.Because they thought the writer liked studying very much and needed a bookshelf. B.Because they didn’t think it was polite to overtake a car with a bookshelf on it. C.Because they thought somebody in the writer’s family had died and he needed help. D.Because they thought it was dangerous to carry a bookshelf on a car.

  4、Why did the writer’s wife begin to laugh? A.Because now she knew what mistake the police had made. B.Because at last her husband understood why the police had driven to the church. C.Because the officer was always looking at the flowers and the bookshelf. D.Because the police had helped them a lot.

  5、When did the officers begin to realize(意识到)they had made a mistake? A.Before they arrived at the church. B.Before they overtook(overtake 的过去式)the writer’s car. C.After one of them looked at the flowers and the bookshelf carefully at the church. D.After the writer’s family left the church.
六、 Mr. and Mrs. Bell are very forgetful(健忘的). For example, Mr. Bell sometimes goes to his office for work on Sunday morning, for he thinks it is Monday. And Mrs. Bell sometimes forget to cook supper for the family. One summer they planned(计划)to fly to New York for their holidays. They got to the airport only ten minutes before the plane took off. So time was short. But suddenly Mrs. Bell said she must tell Alice, their daughter,not to forget to lock the front door when she went to school. As Alice was then at school, they couldn’ t tell her about it by telephone. So they hurried to the post office. Mrs. Bell wrote a short note to Alice while Mr. Bell bought a stamp and an envelope(信封). Soon
the note was ready. They put the stamp on the envelope in a hurry and dropped it in the letter box, but suddenly Mrs. Bell began to cry. The short note was still in her hand. She had put the plane tickets in the envelope.
根据短文内容判断各句是否符合短文意思,符合的划“√”,否则划“×”。

  1、Mr. Bell is so forgetful that sometimes he takes Sunday for Monday and goes to work on Sunday morning.

  2、One summer they planned to fly to New York to see their daughter.

  3、There was no telephone at the airport, so they had to write a note to Alice.

  4、In a hurry they dropped their tickets in the letter box.

  5、Suddenly Mrs. Bell began to cry because she had forgotten to put the stamp on the envelope.
 

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