Seumas Mcsporran is a very b____ man. He is 60 years old and he has thirteen jobs. He is a postman, a policeman, a fireman, a taxi driver, a school-bus driver, a boatman, an ambulance man, an accountant, a petrol attendant, a barman, and an undertaker. Also, he and his wife, Margaret, have a shop and a small hotel. Seumas l_____ and works on the island of Gigha in the west of Scotland. Only 120 people live on Gigha but in s_____ 150 tourists come by b_____ every day. Every weekday Seumas gets up at six and makes b_____ for the hotel guests. At eight he drives the island’s children to s_____. At nine he collects the post from the boat and delivers it to all the houses on the island. He also delivers the beer to the island’s only pub. Then he helps Margaret in the s_____.He says：“Margaret likes being busy, too. We n_____ have holidays and we don’t like w_____ television. In the evening Margaret makes supper and I do the accounts. At ten we have a glass of wine and then we go to bed. P_____ our life isn’t very exciting, but we like it.”
1._____ 2 _____ 3 ____ 4 _____ 5 ____ 6.___ 7 ____ 8 ______ 9 ______ 10 ___
KEYS: 1. busy 2. lives 3. summer 4. boat 5. breakfast 6. school 7. shop 8. never 9. watching 10. Perhaps
Tim spent in a bookshop can be enjoyable. If you go to a good s________, no assistant will come near to you and say , “Can I h______ you ?” You needn’t buy a________ you don’t want. You may try to find out where the book you want is. But if you w_______, the assistant will lead you there and then he will go away. It seems that he is not interested i_____ selling any books at all.
There is a story which t_______ us about a good shop. A medical student found a very useful book in a shop, but it is too expensive for him to b______. He couldn’t get it from the library, e_______. So every afternoon he went there to r______ a little at a time. One day, however, he couldn’t find the book from its usual place and was leaving when he saw an assistant signing to him. To his s________, 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 let the student go on with his reading
1 _____ 2 ____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 ____ 6 _____ 7 ____ 8 ______ 9 _____ 10 _____
KEYS: store, help, anything, want, in, tells, buy, either , read, surprise
(S=salesgirl; H=Han mei )
S: Good morning. Can I help you?
H: Yes. I ______ this blouse last week, but there's something wrong with it. When I _____ it, the colors ran. I can't _____ it now. I want you to _____ this blouse or give me my _____ back. S: Let me see. Did you wash it in _____ water?
H: Of course not.
S: It ______ as if it hasn't been washed following the _______. Did you leave it in water ______ you washed it?
H: No, I didn't do that, ______. I didn't put it cold water until I washed it.
1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. ____ 5. ____ 6. ____ 7. ____ 8. ____
9. _____ 10. ______
KEYS: bought, washed, wear, change, money, hot, looks/seems, instruction(s), before, either,
When you go to England you may find the traffic there is different from ours. As a f_______ (1) you must be c_______ (2) in the streets, because the traffic d______ (3) on the left. You must look to the right and then the left before you cross a street.
In the morning and in the evening when people go to or come back from work, the streets are very b______ (4). Traffic is most d_______ (5) then.
When you go by bus in England, you have to take care, too. Always r______ (6) the traffic m ______ (7) on the left. You have to t______ (8) a look first or you will go to the w_______ (9) way.
In many English cities there are big buses with two f______ (10). You can sit on the second one. From there you can see the city very well.
1. ______ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5. ______ 6. ________ 7. _______
8. ______ 9. ______ 10. _______
1. foreigner 2. careful 3. drives 4. busy 5. dangerous 6. remember
7. moves 8. take 9. wrong 10. floors
Which animal do we need m 1 ? Dogs? Horses? No! The a 2 to the question is cows. Why cows? Cows give us milk. And milk is one of our most important k 3 of food.
Suppose(假设)that all the milk cows make in one year were put i 4 bottles. And suppose these bottles were put side by side. The line of bottles would go all around the world 400 t 5 . That is a lot of milk, less than half of it is used for d 6 and cooking. Most of it is u7 to make butter cheese, ice cream and many other things. It takes many cows to give us that m 8 milk. But not as many as it used to. A cow used to give only about 1,500 quarts(夸脱)of milk a year. Now a fine cow may g 9 more than 3,000 quarts in a year.
Why do cows give more milk today? Now farmers have better cows. The cows get better c 10 and better food.
1. m_______ 2. a______ 3. k_______ 4. i_____ 5. t________
6. d_____ 7. u______ 8. m_______ 9. g______ 10. c________
1. most 2. answer 3. kinds 4. into 5. times 6. drinking 7. used 8. much
9. give 10. care
Here’s a part of an e-mail answer from Joe giving some advice to his son in college. “When I was young, I often met t_________ (1) about what to do and what not to do. My
grandmother told me not to worry about those things. I o________
(2) did them once a year or once a lifetime. I________ (3), I should try to do well those things, and I do them every day. For example, I need to eat every day, so I should learn how to c________ (4). I need to talk to o________ (5) every day, so I should learn how to work with d ________ (6) people and know how to s ________ (7) well. I walk every day, so my s _______(8) should be all right and comfortable. Every night I sleep, so my bed should let me have a good rest. Taking care of the e_________ (9) things m________ (10) that you do a better job of the one in a lifetime things as well.”
1.________ 2. __________ 3.___________ 4. ___________ 5 . ______________6.________ 7. __________ 8.___________
9. ___________ 10 . ______________
1. trouble(s) 2. only 3. Instead 4. cook 5. others 6. different 7. speak
8. shoes 9. everyday 10. means
Let me tell you a story. A good friend of mine lives with six hundred animals on an island. Ever s___1___ he left school, he has travelled all over the world l___2___ for animals for his own zoo. He writes books about his travels, and about his wonderful a___3___. The money for his books helps him to p___4____ for all the animal food. My friend told me that when he was looking for water last week (There is not enough water on the island, though there is a lot all around it ), he f___5___ oil. He n___6___ money for his travels and for his zoo, and a little oil would buy e___7___ water for a long time, but he knows that if he tells anybody else about it, it will be the e___8___ of his zoo and his life’s work. So I think he will not tell anybody e ___9___ you and me about what he found — because oil and water can’t be p___10___ together. Oil may bring greater trouble to his animals than not having enough water. Do you think so?
1. _____ 2. ____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____ 6. _____7. _____
9. ______ 10. _____
KEYS: 1. since 2. looking 3. animals 4.pay 5. found 6. needs
7. enough 8. end 9. except 10. put
Can animals be made to work for people? Some scientists think that one day animals may be trained to do a number of simple jobs i_________ (1) of people. They say that at a circus (杂技场), for e__________(2), we may see elephants, monkeys, dogs and other animals doing q ________(3) skillful things. Perhaps you have seen them on the television or in a film. If you watch closely , you may find that the trainer (驯兽员)always g ________(4) the animal some sugar o r a piece of fruit as a reward. The scientists say that many d_________ (5) animals may be trained to do a lot of simple things if they know they will get a reward f________ (6) doing that.
Of course, as we know, dogs can be trained to l__________(7) after a house, and soldiers in both old and modern t
__________(8) have used geese to give warning (警报) by m _________(9) a lot of noise when an enemy comes near. And also
it may be possible to train animals to work in families or f ____________ (10).
1.______ 2.______ 3. ______ 4 .______ 5. ______ 6._______
8. ______ 9.________ 10. _______
KEYS: 1. instead 2. example 3.
quite 4.gives 5. different 6. for
7. look 8. times 9. making 10. factories
The u________ means the earth, the sun, the moon and the stars and the space b________ them. Many of the stars are so f_____ away that we can not see them. The moon, our satellite, travels a______ the earth. It has already been visited b______ man from the earth. Man-made satellites have been sent up i______ space by many countries. They go round the earth. They are used for helping us to learn more a______ the earth, the weather and other things. They are also used for sending and r_______ messages. It makes people f_______ different countries understand each other much better. So people say the world
itself is becoming a much s_____ place. People call the small place “the global village ”.
1. ______ 2. ______ 3. ______ 4. ______ 5. ______ 6. ______ 7. ______
8. ______ 9. ______ 10. ______
KEYS: universe, between, far, around, by, into, about, receiving, from, smaller
If you don’t use your arms or your legs for some time, they will become weak; when you start using them again, they will gradually (逐渐地) become stronger again. Everybody knows this. Yet many people do not seem to know that it is the s____ with memory. When someone says that he has a good memory, he really means that he d_____ give it enough chance to become stronger. If a friend says that his arms and legs are weak, we k_____ that it is his own fault. But if he tells us that he has a poor memory, many of us think that his p_____ are to blame, and f_____ of us know that it is just his own fault.
Have you e________ found some people can’t read or write but they usually have b_______ memories? This is b_______ they cannot read or write and they h_____ to remember things; they cannot write them down in a little notebook. They must remember
dates, names, songs and stories; so their memory is the whole time being exercised.
So if you want a good memory, l________ from these people: practise remembering.
1. ______ 2. ______ 3. ______ 4. ______ 5. ______ 6. ______
7. ______ 8. ______ 9. ______ 10. ______
KEYS: 1. same 2. doesn’t 3. know 4. parents 5. few 6. ever 7. better 8. because
9. have 10. learn
Henry was worried. This was his first time to go traveling by air. He did not know h_____ to find his seat, so he went to the air hostess and asked, “Could you help me? I can’t find my seat.” The air hostess s_____ him the seat and told him to sit d_____ and fasten the seat belt. She told
Henry not to m______ about when the plane was going up. And she also said that Henry’s ears might feel a little s______, but he didn’t need to worry about it b_______ many people felt like that. When the plane was f_______ very high, Henry could stand up and walk round. He could e______ read books, newspapers or see films. The air hostess would
b_____ food and drinks. Henry could e______ the flight and arrived home soon.
1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _______ 4. _____ 5. ____ 6. _____ 7._______
8. _____ 9. ____ 10. ______
KEYS: how, showed, down, move, strange, because, flying, either, bring, enjoy