Unit 7 The sea
1．Alice is a beautiful girl with________hair.
A．soft black long
C．long soft black B．long black soft D．soft long black
2．Because of the shortage of water there is a________on the use of hosepipes.
C．lawyer B．vote D．forbid
3．I have________my secretary to meet the foreign guest at the airport.
C．planned B．arranged for D．made
4．What great trouble the boy had________his father to quit smoking!
B．persuade D．persuading C．to persuade
5．All the people________at the party were his supporters.
B．thankful D．important C．interested
6．Mike often attempts to escape________whenever he breaks traffic regulations.
A．having been fined
C．to be fined B．to have been fined D．being fined
7．The plants can’t survive________the forest.
A．from B．in C．/ D．at
8．In spite of the heavy traffic，we ________ our office.
A．got it to
B．sped up to D．turned up to C．made it to
9．—Oh, it’s you. I________you.
—I’ve just had my hair cut and I’m wearing new glasses.
C．haven’t recognised B．hadn’t recognised D．don’t recognise
10．It’s important to learn to take a positive attitude ________ life when you are ________ trouble.
C．to；in B．of；in D．with；in
11．You’d sound a lot more polite if you make a request ______ a question.
A．in search of
C．in need of B．in the form of D．in the direction of
12．Top players must have excellent ball control，but it is not just________ they do with their feet________ counts.
B．that；what D．whether；what C．what；that
13．After staying in hospital for long，the patient was advised to go to the seaside to________his health.
C．carry up B．pick up D．make up
14．Do you think your first attempt________ the driving test will be successful？
C．to pass B．passes D．to be passed
15．Our city has experienced ________ this year as it did last year.
A．twice as much rain
C．as twice much rain
When my son unexpectedly volunteered for the Marines，I was busy writing my novels and giving little thought to the men and women in the army.
My son，John Schaeffer，recently came home__1__from the Middle East.He B．rain twice as much D．twice rain as much
slowly appeared__2__a broken car.John had driven all night from a base near Washington，__3__he had landed the day before.He did not want me to__4__him there.“I’ll need time to myself，”my son said__5__calling from Kuwait on the way home.
I gave my wife__6__head start.Mother__7__son.“I was so worried，”Genie said.She pulled away to look up again and again to__8__he was really there.
B．excited D．alive B．by C．frightened 2．A.outside C．from
5．A.once D．in B．when D．who B．congratulate D．accept B．when
C．/ B．a D．an
B．patted 7．A.welcomed C．touched 8．A.make sure C．get across D．embraced B．set down D．make sense
My wife gave me a great gift：time alone with my boy.John was tired and lay stretched on his bed.I__9__down next to him and was grasping his hand the whole time.I just wanted to be certain that terrible dreams I’d had about John being killed were__10__.
I kept holding my son，the way I__11__when he was two and came into our bed after a__12__dream.I asked John if he’d rather sleep than talk，and he said there would be time for__13__later.
With the__14__over，under and around me came unbelievable tiredness.I slept with his voice dying away.It was the first good__15__I’d had in months.I woke and John was asleep next to me.Sitting by his bed watching him breathe，I found myself praying and__16__for all the fathers，mothers，
and wives of those who were not coming home.For sons，daughters，husbands
the first time in my life，I was weeping for__17__.
Before my son went to war I would never have shed tears for them.My son__18__me.He taught me that our men and women in uniform are not the “__19__”．They are our sons，daughters，brothers and sisters.Sometimes shedding tears for strangers is holy__20__.Sometimes it’s all we can do.
10．A.real B．lay C．sat C．true D．bent D．untrue B．terrible
11. A.used to B．ought to C．should D．must
12．A.mysterious B．cheerful C．frightening
14．A.chat D．boring B．discussion C．talk D．sleep B．worries C．meeting
B．observation D．difficulty B．worrying D．regretting B．neighbors D．soldiers D．curiosity 15．A.conversation C．sleep 16．A.crying C．screaming 17．A.friends C．strangers
18．A.persuaded B．changed C．frightened D．advised
19．A.another B．other C．others
20．A.job B．task C．operation D．one D．duty Ⅲ.阅读理解(建议用时7′)
Plants that live in the rainforest have adapted in amazing ways to several very difficult conditions.This means that the plant has changed something in its “body” or “habits” to make it easier to survive in difficult conditions.There are several conditions they have had to adapt
to.First，the soil of the forest floor is shallow.Also，the soil of the rainforest is not very rich，or easy to grow in.Next is the problem of very heavy rain which continues over a large part of the year.Finally，many plants of the rainforest are food for animals that live there.
The biggest problem that rainforest plants have to adapt to is the lack of sunlight in the rainforest’s lower levels.Plants have adapted to this problem in several ways.Many plants have very large leaves.The large leaf is helpful because it has a bigger surface area.The bigger surface area a leaf has，the more sunlight it can absorb.The canopy trees adapt by growing to be 100 feet tall so that their leaves can grab all available sunlight.Other plants called lianas (climbing woody vines) have adapted by rooting themselves in the soil of the forest floor and growing up the trees until they reach the canopy layer.Still other plants，such as epiphytes，have adapted by growing directly on the trees’ trunks and branches in the canopy and understory layers of the rainforest.
An adaptation to the large amounts of rainfall that many rainforest plants have is called “drip tips”．Their leaves are tapered (逐渐变细) to a sharp point at the end.This allows water to run off the leaf quickly.There are many other adaptations that rainforest plants have made to their environment.These will be discussed in detail，as we investigate the plants of the rainforest!
1．Which of the following is a difficulty that the rainforest plants have to face?
A．Changes in their “body” or “habits”．
B．Soil that is not very deep.
C．Epiphytes that grow on trees’ trunks.
D．The worsening of the natural environment.
2．How do lianas adapt to the environment in the rainforest?
A．They grow under big leaves for protection.
B．They rely on other plants to reach the canopy layer.
C．They change their leaf structure constantly.
D．They grow on other plants’ branches.
3．What can be inferred about rainforest plants?
A．They have to face dangers not only from animals but also from each other. B．Too little sunlight and too much water are the biggest problems they face.
C．Different kinds of plants have different ways to absorb sunlight.
D．All of their adaptations have been investigated in detail.
4．What would be the best title of the passage?
A．How Do Plants Adapt to the Rainforests?
B．Why Do Plants Change Themselves?
C．What Kind of Plants Is the Most Adaptable?
D．What Is the Best Place for Plants to Live in？
Ⅰ.1.D 2.A 3．B 4．D 5．A 6．D 7．C 8．C 9．A 10．C 11．B 12．C
13．B 14．C 15．A
Ⅱ.1.D 2．C 3．A 4．A 5．B 6．B 7．D 8．A 9．B 10.D 11.A 12．C 13．D 14．B 15．C 16．A 17．C 18．B 19．C 20．D
Ⅲ.1.B 2．B 3．C 4．A