1. Tom is a boy of fifteen. His parents ______(die) two years ago, and
he had to make a living by himself. Now he ________(work) as a servant at Mr Jackson’s. He works hard and the Jackson is pleased with him. Mr Jackson enjoys _________(plant) all kinds of trees. There are many kinds of precious(珍贵的)trees in his garden.
The week before last Mr Jackson _________(bring) a few trees home, planted them in the garden himself and watered them every day. Some days later, he had to _______(leave) for another city. Before he started, he said to Tom, “________(take) good care of the plants when I’ m out. Some boys of our neighbors always want _______(steal) them.”
“________(not worry) about them , sir,” answered Tom. “I
________(try) my best to watch them.”
Six days passed and Mr Jack son came back. As soon as he saw Tom, he asked, “________anyone _______(come) to steal the trees?” “No, sir,” said Tom. “I pulled them six days ago. Now they have been hidden for nearly a week!”
2. Mr Smith was a cook. He worked in a restaurant. Once he decided
to go to a village _______(spend) his holidays when it was very hot in the town.
One afternoon Mr Smith________(walk) in a forest, and found it was very cool. He went farther and farther. Suddenly he saw a bear
__________(come) at him. He tried his best to run away. And soon the bear__________( disappear) but he lost his way. He came out of the forest when the sun ____________(sink). He didn’t know how
________(get) to the village and was much hungry. Just then he saw an old man _________(work) in the fields.
“Hi! Old man,” shouted Mr Smith. “Where does the road go?”
“I never notice it can move. It __________(lay) here for hundreds of years,” answered the old man.
“How far is the village from here?”
“I don’t know,” said the old man. “I haven’t measured(测量)it.” 1
Mr Smith became angry. He shouted . “What do you know? You are the most foolish in the world, I think.”
“Maybe I am,” said the old man with a smile on his face, “But I ____
never_____(lose) my way at least.”
3. John and Jack were good friends. They were kind to each other.
But sometimes they _________(quarrel) with each other.
One day they went ________(boat) in a park together. At noon , they were very hungry and then went into a restaurant _________(have ) a dinner. As soon as they sat at a table, a waiter _________(come) up to them and asked, “What would you like to have?” “We want two apples first, ” said John. As soon as the two apples _________(put) on the table, Jack took the bigger one in his hand. “You _________(be) too impolite, Jack. Why ________(not take) the smaller one first?” John said angrily.
“But I did right.” Said Jack with a smile, “If I let you
________(take) first, which one will you choose?”
“Of course I_________(choose) the smaller one first?” said John. “Yes,” Jack said, “if you take the smaller one first, the bigger one will___________(leave) and it is still mine. Don’t you think so?” “Ah??” John couldn’t answer.
4. Kate wants to be a nurse and _________(work) for the sick. She
knows they need her help. Whenever Kate goes to the hospital, she always sees many patients there.
Last summer Kate ________(break) her leg. The pain was very great and she could not even walk. She ________(take) to the hospital by car and the doctor said that she _______(have) to stay there for about two weeks.
One day a nurse came to Kate’s bed and said with a smile. “You _______(be) better soon. You can walk again, so ________(not think) only about the bad things. Try ______(be) happy!” The nurse was very kind and they became friends.
After Kate left the hospital, she thought a lot about the kind nurse. She now understands the work of nurses ________(be) very important, because they often give hope to the sick.
Now Kate’s thinking about her own future. She often talks with her parents about it. She knows what she should do ________(become) a good nurse, and she__________(study) ver hard at school.
5. Peter went into a restaurant because he was very hungry. The
weather was cold and so he asked the waiter ________(bring) him a bowl of hot soup.
“What kind of soup, sir?” asked the waiter.
“Chicken,” said Peter. “I feel like _________(drink) some thick chicken soup.”
“No problem, sir.”
After a short time, the waiter came back with a bowl of hot soup. Peter looked at it and said, “The soup can’t ________(eat), I think.” “Then, I’ll bring you some fish soup. I’m sure you__________(like) it. ”
Ten minutes later, the waiter brought Peter a bowl of fish soup. After __________(look) at it, Peter said again that he couldn’t eat the soup.
When the waiter was on his way to the kitchen, he met the head of the restaurant and told him that Peter was very hard __________(please). When he _________(hear) this, the boss went up to Peter and asked him politely, “Sir, I wonder if there ________(be) anything wrong with the soup .”
“Nothing at all, but I __________(not see) the spoon but a knife and fork on the table since I came in.” Peter answered with a smile. Can you show me how ________(eat) the hot soup without it?”
6. One day a lady saw a mouse ___________(run) across her kitchen
floor when she _______(cook). She was very afraid of mice, so she ran out of the house, got on a bus and __________(go)down to the shops. There she spent 10 dollars _________(buy) a mouse-trap. The shopkeeper 3
said to her, “Put some cheese on it, then you __________(catch) that mouse soon.”
The lady went home with the mouse-trap, but when she looked in her cupboard, any cheese couldn’t ________ (find) in it. She didn’t want ______(go) back to the shop because it was too late, so she cut a picture of some cheese out of a magazine and _______(put) that in the trap. To her surprise, the picture of the cheese _________(be) quite
successful! When the lady came down the kitchen the next morning, she found there was a picture of a mouse which _________(put) in the trap beside the picture of the cheese!
8. Two men were traveling in a lonely part of America. For days they
_________(not see) even a house, only a few wood huts(木房子). Then one day they _________(meet) an old Indian. They hoped that they could use their own language _________(talk) with him. One of them had a little conversation with him and asked him if he could tell them what the weather _______(be) like in the next two days.
“Oh, yes,” he said. “Rain ___________(come), and so is wind. Then there ________(be) a heavy snow for two days, but after that the sun will be shining brightly.”
“Isn’t that wonderful?” said the man to his friend.
“These old Indians _________(know) many of the secrets of Nature than we do with all our science.” Then he _________(turn) to the old man. “Tell me , ” he said, “how you ________(know) all that.”
“It _________(hear) over the radio this morning.” The Indian answered.
9. December 25 is Christmas Day. In many countries it is the most
important festival in the year. All the people come back to their home _________(have) the day with their parents or their children. On Christmas Day bells _________(ring) everywhere. New Year is coming. People sing and dance day and night. They enjoy themselves.
Most families buy a Christmas tree for their children. And there are flowers _________(hang) from the tree here and there. People sometimes put presents in children’s shoes. In many places Father Christmas himself __________(bring) presents to them. It _________(say) that Santa Claus is a kind man. He’s always _________(wear) red clothes with a big bag which _________(fill) with presents.
Christmas is also a day when people enjoy all kinds of food. But some poor people have no homes to live in and no food ________(eat). They even die of cold and hunger on such an exciting day. ________you __________(read) the story called “A little Match Girl”? The little girl _________(die) on the morning of Christmas Day.
10. As we know, China ________(join) the WTO on Dec. 11, 2001. The Chinese
hoped _______ (be) a member of the WTO many years ago. Now the hope __________ (come) true. China is both the largest and fastest
__________(grow) country in the developing world. After ___________ (enter) the WTO, she _________ (become) much richer, so will the world. However, the Chinese _________ (meet) more difficulties and challenges. As Chinese students, we should ________(work) hard at all our subjects, especially English. English is the most widely ________(use) in the world today. It’s a bridge to much knowledge. So it’s more important English well than before.
11. 1970 was World Conservation Year. The United Nation wanted
everyone_________(know) that the world was in the danger. They hoped something could ________(do).Here is one example of the problem. At one time there _______(be) 1, 300 plants, trees and flowers in Holland, but now only 866 plants_________(leave). The others have been
destroyed(毁灭) by modern man and his science. We ___________(change) the earth, the air, the water and everything around us. Yet, we can’t live without these things.
What will happen in the future? Perhaps it is more important
_________(ask) “What must we do?” More and more young people
___________(know) this. Many of them are helping to save our world. For example, every year they plant trees everywhere. In a small town in the United States a large group of girls cleaned the banks of 11 kilometers of their rivers. Young people may hear about conservation through a song _______(call) “No one is going to change our
world.” It __________(make) by Cliff Richard and other singers. The money from it __________ (help) to protect tigers, elephants and pandas on the earth.
12. Jim likes playing football. And he also enjoys __________(watch)
football matches. As he hasn’t enough money _________(buy) tickets, he has to watch them on TV at home if he _______(have) time. But he always goes to school from Monday to Friday and ________(miss) a lot of important matches.
One afternoon there __________(be) the biggest match of the year in America. Jim hoped_________(watch) it on TV very much, but he couldn’t. They ________(have) a science test the next morning and he had to get ready for it.
“Can we have a video, Mum?” Jim asked before he went to school. “Then you _________(record) (录) the football matches for me.”“I’m afraid we can’t buy one.” said his mother.But the next afternoon in _________(come) Jim, with a new video in his arms.
“How did you pay for that , Jim?” his mother asked him in surprise “That’s easy, Mum,” answered the boy, “I ___________(sell) our TV set.”
13. A man was sitting at his doctor’s. He was telling the doctor about
his problem. “I like football, you know, Doctor, ” he said. “And my wife ________(be) hard to me since I became interested. She often ________(hear) me shouting in my dreams. Night after night, when I close my eyes, I’m out there on the field and __________(run) after 6
a flying ball. When I wake up, I always feel tired. Look! I
___________(get) thinner and thinner. So, tell me what ________(do).” The doctor sat back, _______(say) , “First , you have to try your best __________(not dream) about football. When you close your eyes,
________(try) to think about something else. Try to think, for example, that you are at a party or someone __________(give) you several million dollars??.”
“Are you crazy(疯狂的), Doctor?” the man shouted, “I __________ (miss) my ball then!”
14. It’s never easy to admit(承认)you are in the wrong. We all need
__________(know) the art of apology(道歉). Think how often you’ve done wrong. Then ________(count) how many times you’ve expressed(陈述) clearly you were sad. You can’t go to bed with an easy mind if you do nothing about it.
A doctor friend of mine, Mr Libel, _________(tell) me about a man who came to him with different kinds of signs: headache, heart trouble and insomnia(失眠). After some careful exams, Mr Libel found nothing wrong with him and said, “If you don’t tell me what __________(worry) you, I can’t help you.” The man admitted he was cheating（骗取） his brother of his
inheritance(遗产). Then and there the clever doctor made the man __________(write) to his brother and ________(return) his money. As soon as the letter___________(put) into the post box, the man suddenly cried, “Thank you!” he said to the doctor, “I think
I____________(get) well now.”
An apology can not only save a __________(break) relationship(关系), but also even make it stronger. If you can think of someone who should __________(give) an apology from you, do something about it right now.
15. As a human being, one can hardly _____(do) anything without a friend.
Society ______(make) up of individuals(个人), and ______(make)
friends is very important part in our life. Friends can give you a lot. First, if you have trouble in_______(solve) some problems, you can ask 7
him for help. And you ________(feel)comfortable and encouraged.
Secondly, if you wish _______(do) some sports, such as ______(play) table tennis, chess, you could play with them and have a good time. Then you relax yourself. In short, we need friends.
Some people think friends _____(be) people whom they can play with. In my opinion, a friend in need is a friend indeed. A true friend _______(share)(分享) with you not only your happiness and joy but also your trouble and anxiety. When you are in trouble, they encourage you _________(face) it, and help you to work it out.
16. Mr Holland wants _______(be)thinner. Last week he stopped
________(drive) his car to work, and________(ride) a bike instead. Sometimes when all the cars stop at a red light, he _______(go) past them to the front, because his bike is small. He is
often_________(please) with this.
Sometimes when the roads ______(be) too narrow for cars________(pass), he can still go easily. He likes to get away from the noise of the busy streets.
Yesterday, as he _______(stop) at a red light, a man came up behind him on another bike. He looked at Mr Holland, “________ the police _______(take) your driving license away, too?” he asked him. Mr Holland answered, “No, they haven’t. Mine is in my pocket. I think they _________(have) no chance.”
17. Most people _______(like) to eat sweets and ice-cream better than
meat and rice. If we eat them after a meal, sweets and ice-cream _______(be) not bad for us. But if we eat them before a meal, our appetite(食欲)may_______(take) away. It is important for
us ______(eat) our meal regularly(有规律的) each day. When we feel worried or _________(excite), we may not want to eat.
When a man ____(worry)about something, it is difficult for him
____(swallow) (吞)anything dry because he has little appetite. Many years ago, in England dry bread _______(use) to judge(判断) whether he ____________(tell) the truth. If the man couldn’t swallow the bread, they _________(think) he was telling a lie(说谎).
18. Roy went to see his doctor. “I am always tired when I wake up in
the morning,” he said. “Do you sleep well?” the doctor asked. “Well, not really. I dream so much. I ___________(be) like this for a long time.” Roy answered.
“Well, sometimes __________(dream) is good for us, ”said the doctor. “Maybe,” Roy said. “But my trouble _________(be)that I always dream about hard work!
Last night, as soon as I ________(fall)asleep, I dreamt that I went to the
garden_________(plant) trees all night long! Then several nights ago, I dreamt that I was on an old ship in a terrible storm at sea. We had to work for hours to stop the ship from_________(sink).It’s always like that, in my dreams I always have very difficult jobs _________(do).”
“What about the sleeping pills that ________(give) you several days ago? Don’t they work?” the doctor asked.
“Yes, but not well. But if I don’t take one, I _______(be) awake all night.”
“Then _______(try) to relax before you go to sleep, for example, listen to light music” the doctor said.
19. As we know, Beethoven was one of the greatest musicians in the world.
One evening while he _________(walk) in a street, suddenly he heard someone ________(play) his Sonata in F.
He stopped ________(listen) for a while. Just then from the small house came a girl’s voice. “I can’t play any more; it’s too difficult for me. How I wish I could hear Beethoven himself play it!”
“But we are so poo
r that we can’t afford _________(buy) the ticket to the concert,” said a woman. “Forget it, I just ________(say) it for fun, Dad,” the girl answered.
Beethoven knocked at the door and it opened. After_________(enter) the house, in the dim candle light he found a girl _________(sit) before 9
a piano and a young man making shoes at a table. When he talked with the girl, he was surprised _________(find) the girl was blind. After he learned that nobody taught the girl to play music, and she learned by ear. Beethoven ___________(move) deeply by all this.
“I_______(play) a Sonata to the Moonlight,” he said, sitting down before the piano, looking up to the sky for a while. Both of the girl lost themselves in the beautiful music. Later the piece of music was named the Moonlight Sonata.
John and Alice are twins. They are only seven years old, but they try _______(do) everything themselves. John can make model planes and ships all by himself. Alice can draw beautiful pictures by herself. John likes to make and _____(repair) things. When his parents buy him a toy, often it________(break)into pieces, and then the pieces are put together _______(make) it the same as it ________(be).
Alice likes to make things, too. When her mother or father gives her a doll, she usually makes clothes for it. Her mother taught her how ________(make) them, and now she can make them all by herself. So far the twins _________(make) a lot of things that they like.When the twins are at home alone, they often stay in their own room and do their own things. But they help each other when either of them ________(need) help. John helps Alice _______(carry) her schoolbag when it is heavy. Alice helps John look after his clothes when he ________(play) football on the playground. They don’t agree with each other sometimes, but are good friends.
21．The telephone rang while Mrs Hunt _______(cook) lunch. Her son Bruce went _______(answer) it. His aunt said she ________(come) to see them with her daughter that afternoon. Mrs Hunt was happy because she _______(not see) her sister for several months. She knew the girl liked bananas very much, but she was too busy in the kitchen _____( go) to buy some for her. She gave some money to Bruce and said, “_______(go)and buy two kilos of bananas in the shop.”
Bruce liked bananas, too. He went out happily. Thirty minutes later he _______(come) back with a bag in his hand. Mrs Hunt weighed(称) the bananas and found they were half a kilo short. She took the bag to the shopkeeper, _______(say),“My little son _______(send) to buy for two kilos of bananas, but you gave him only one and a half kilos!”
“_____ you ______(weight) your little son yet, madam?” asked the
shopkeeper, “My scales（秤） are all right!”
22. Time spent in a bookshop can be enjoyable. If you go to a bad shop, no assistant ________(come) near to you and say," Can I help you ?' You can’t buy anything you don't want. You may try to find out which the book you want _______(be). But if you fail, the assistant will lead（引导）you there and then he will go away. It seems that he is not interested in _______(sell) any books at all.
There is a story which_______(tell) us about a good shop. A medical（医学的）student _______(find)a very useful book in the shop, but it was too expensive for him_____(buy). He couldn' t get it from the library, either. So every afternoon, he went there to read it at a time .
One day, however, he couldn' t find the book from its usual place and _______(leave) when he saw an assistant _______(sign)（示意）to him. To his surprise, the assistant pointed to the book in a corner , "I put it there so as not to be sold out." said the assistant. Then he _______(leave) the student to go on with his ______(read).
23. Mr. and Mrs. Bell are very forgetful（健忘的）. For example, Mr. Bell sometimes ______(go) to his office for work on Sunday morning, for he thinks it ____(be) Monday. And Mrs. Bell sometimes forgets ______(cook) supper for the family.
One summer they ______(plan) to fly to New York for their holidays. They got to the airport only ten minutes before the plane ____(take) off. So time ___(be) short. But suddenly Mrs. Bell said she must tell Alice, their daughter, ______(not 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 ______(hurry) to the post office. Mrs. Bell wrote 11
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, the plane tickets _______(put) in the envelope by her.