1. _______ late 1990's, about two thousand adults were enrolled in correspondence study in the community.
B. In the
C. It was the
D. It was in the
2. Mary _______ the meeting yesterday. She was in the hospital.
A. cannot have attended
B. cannot attend
C. must not have attended
D. must not attend
3. By the time Jack comes back from his hometown, we _______ all the preparations.
B. have finished
C. had finished
D. shall have finished
4. To speak quite frankly, I'd rather you _______ in such affairs.
A. don't involve B. didn't involve
C. were not involved D. are not involved
5. _______ time, Denny would certainly have come and help me.
A. If she had
B. Had she had
C. If she would have
D. Did she have
6. Janet's uncle insists _______ in the hotel near the city square.
A. not staying
B. not to stay
C. that he not stay
D. that he doesn't stay
7. The reason my sister didn't go abroad was _______ a new job here.
A. because she got
B. that she got
C. why she got
D. that because she got
8. It was not until Mary arrived at the theatre _______ she realized she had forgotten her ticket.
9. I'd met Cynthia several times before this gathering. _______.
A. I did, too
B. So did I
C. So had I
D. I met, also
10. _______ in an atmosphere of simple living was what her parents wished for.
A. The girl's being educated
B. The girl being educated
C. The girl was educated
D. The girl who was educated
11. Ann likes doing some reading at home _______ to the cinema.
A. than to go
B. more than going
C. rather than to go
D. than going
12. You'd better come to ask the teacher yourself tomorrow, _______?
A. didn't you
B. shouldn't you
C. wouldn't you
D. hadn't you
13. Mary filled in the application form, but she didn't know which office _______.
A. to be sent to
B. to send it to
C. to be sent
D. to send it
14. Do you know what _______ made Jenny sad?
A. it was that
B. was it that
C. it was
D. was it
15. Parents love their children with a devotion _______ no return.
A. which they ask for
B. which they ask
C. for which they ask for
D. for which they ask
16. I really don't want to go to the party, but I don't see how I can _______ it.
A. get away
B. get over
C. get out of
D. get back from
17. The captain _______ an apology to the passengers for the delay caused by bad weather.
18. It is wise to have some money _______ for old age.
A. put away
B. put in
C. put about
D. put down
19. The motor isn't _______ enough to drive the car up steep hills.
20. We agreed to meet in the office but so far she hasn't _______ yet.
A. turned around
B. turned in
C. turned up
D. turned out
21. If we work with a strong will, we can overcome any difficulty, _______ great it is.
22. We decided not to climb the mountains because it was raining _______.
23. A pause can make all the _______ in the world between an effective speech and an ineffective one in the hands of a master.
24. Not many people were actually _______ his plan. They did not object to it openly, though.
A. in line with
B. in common with
C. in favor of
D. in the interest of
25.Bad management will inevitably _______ poor efficiency.
A. come with
B. result in
C. result from
D. come into
26. Besides giving, love _______ such elements as care, responsibility, respect and knowledge.
A. composes of
B. makes up of
C. makes from
D. consists of
27. How can you succeed without a desire to take _______ of all available opportunities?
28. Her success in work _______ in her deep love and compassion for her pupils and her strong sense of responsibility.
29. China is _______ to building a sound environment for foreign investors.
30. Once the students started to talk, the discussion became so _______ that no one wanted to stop when the bell rang.
I never saw my father or mother. My first most vivid impression of things seemed to me to have been gained on a memorable afternoon towards evening near my parents' graves in the churchyard（教堂墓地）.
"Hold your noise!" came a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church porch. "Keep still, or I'll cut your throat!"
A fearful man with a great iron on his leg. A man with no hat, and with broken shoes, and with an old cloth tied round his head. He seized me by the chin（下巴）.
"Tell me your name!" said the man. "Quickly!"
"Pip, sir." I tried to keep myself from crying.
"Show me where you live," said the man. "Point out the place!"
I pointed to where our village lay, a mile or more from the church.
The man, after looking at me for a moment, turned me upside down, and emptied my pockets. There was nothing in them but a piece of bread.
"You young dog, now look here!" said the man. "Where's your mother?"
"There, sir!" said I.
He looked surprised, made a short run, and stopped and looked over his shoulder.
"There, sir!" I explained, pointing to the tombstone. "That's my mother."
"Oh!" said he, coming back. "And is that your father along your mother?"
"Yes, sir," said I, "him too."
"Ha!" he said then. "Who do you live with supposing you're kindly let to live, which I hadn't made up my mind about?"
"My sister, sir - Mrs. Joe Gargery - wife of Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, sir."
"Blacksmith, eh? Now look here," he said, "the question being whether you're to be let to live. You get me a file（锉）and food, and bring both to me, or I'll have your heart and live out."
I said that I would get him the file and what broken bits of food I could find, and I would come to him at the Battery, early in the morning.
"Say Lord strike you dead if you don't! "said the man.
I said so, and he took me down.
When he came to the low church wall, he got over it, and then turned around to look for me. When I saw him turning, I set my face towards home, and made the best use of my legs.
31. Which of the following do you think the man was?
A. A policeman
B. An escaped prisoner
C. A traveler
D. A soldier
32. Which of the following statements CANNOT be used to describe the man?
A. He was poorly dressed.
B. He was afraid to be found by other people.
C. He was hungry.
D. He was kind to the boy.
33. How did the boy feel when the man was talking to him?
34. According to the passage, which of the following statements is WRONG?
A. The boy's village was a mile or more from the church.
B. The boy's parents were both dead.
C. The boy's brother-in-law was a blacksmith.
D. The little boy didn't promise he would do what the man asked him to do.
35. Why did the word blacksmith catch the man's attention?
A. He was afraid that the blacksmith would kill him.
B. He was certain that the blacksmith would help him break his chains.
C. He thought he might ask the boy to get him a file to break his chains.
D. He was worried that the blacksmith would not let the boy bring him any food.
Most of us have got at least one elderly relative - mother, father, great-aunt granny even, still alert and cheerful, with a comfortable warm home, plenty of helpful neighbors and ourselves to drop in now and then.
But how about the other old folks? Those whose children have moved elsewhere, or don't care? Perhaps a nobody's Mum, who's lived alone for years in an old house or bed-sitting room without any help or having friends or relatives around.
The local council do what they can: a cooked dinner brought on weekdays, a home help on two mornings to clean up and do the shopping, a district nurse calling now and then. But most of the time they are lonely and unhappy.
"Put her in an Old People's Home. They'll look after her."
They would if they could. With a garden, a room with the television, good meals, someone to see she's all right, and, above all, company. There are some very cozy Council Old People's Homes around.
And the flats for the more active, with central heating, a restaurant if they don't feel like cooking for themselves, a room to get together in, a warden to give an eye.
Just what the old folks need - if they can get in. In our town there are two homes taking sixty people together and flats for about a hundred and fifty. And a waiting list of more than a thousand.
It may seem unlikely now but it's on the cards that you'll be old one day. Maybe one of the lucky ones with a family to live with or helpful neighbors and friends. And maybe alone, cold, even bedridden. With nobody at all to keep you company.
So won't it be yourselves you'll be helping if you start moving your local council to do something more for those who've done their bit for society and now just aren't wanted?
More old people's flats for the active, more homes where the nobody's Mum can find a bit of comfort and friendship in their last but unhappy years.
36. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
A. Old people are the burden of the society.
B. Few people take care of their parents.
C. Old people have made contributions to the society.
D. There are enough Council Old People's Homes around.
37. In the author's opinion, who are considered lucky ones?
A. Old people who have comfortable homes to live in.
B. Old people who have a family to live with or helpful neighbors and friends.
C. Old people who live alone.
D. Old people who live in the Council Old People's Homes.
38. When the author says that if you start moving your local council to do something for old people, you will be helping yourselves, what does he mean?
A. You will be old one day.
B. You will be helping your own parents.
C. You will find a lot of fun from helping others.
D. Old people will thank you.
39. What does the phrase on the cards in paragraph 8 mean?
40. What is the main purpose of the author by writing this article?
A. Urging people to help old people and build more homes for old people.
B. Criticizing the local council.
C. Criticizing young people.
D. Giving a description of the Council's Old People's Homes.
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Little Grace died in the fall. She was a beautiful little girl. But she only lived a little 61
two years. She died of polio and she suffered. She had a slight fever 62 a couple of days, but it didn't seem 63 anything and we just kept her in bed. And we 64 certainly have called the doctor, but the fever dropped, and she 65 to be all right. So we thought it had just been a cold. Then, one day, she was 66 , playing. Isabel was in the kitchen 67 lunch for the two boys when they'd come in 68 school, and she heard Grace fall down in the living room. When you have a lot of children you don't 69 start running when one of them falls, 70 they start screaming or something. And, this time, Grace was quiet.
It may seem strange that, in an age 71 it was fashionable for ladies to 72 their hair styled, Mr. Budd should search for opportunities of making money. 73 recently a new "Ladies Hairdressing Department" had opened opposite. The result was an 74 stream of young ladies who hurried there to 75 appointments. Day after day, Mr. Budd watched them going in and 76 of the rival shop and hoped that some of them 77 come over to him; but they never did. And yet Mr. Budd knew that he was 78 better hairdresser. He had studied especially the art of hair-dyeing, and 79 made him quite angry to see the careless way in which his 80 did this particular branch of his work.
81. In the Outside Chance, when the young man bought tomorrow's newspaper, he was eager to find .
82."It doesn't matter if you are born in a duck-yard as long as you come from a swan's egg."This sentence means .
83.The text Freedom in Dying tells us that although we might have no choice concerning the losses we suffer in dying, .
84.The author of This Life learned from the Jewish man .
85.The first step in making a dictionary is .
86. Professor Kolb's question sheets surprised the writer because .
87. According to the author of Another School Year - What For, college education means not only training a person in skills but also .
88.Sangstrom came to the druggist in order to buy .
89.Dr. Coleman went to work as a garbage collector because .
90.Jesus Colon didn't lend a helping hand to the woman because .