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Unit 1

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Unit 1

    Unit One

    1. Vocabulary and Structure

    1) I have never heard it __D______ before. And you?

    The same as you.

    A) talking about B) talked of C) talking D) being talked of 2) My teacher was ___B_____ in her praise of any of my progress. A) active B) generous C) different D) general

    3) I dont know the restaurant, but its ___A_____ to be quite a good one.

    A) said B) told C) spoken D) talked

    4) If he ___A_____ so much money, he ________ work harder. A) didnt have; would B) doesn’t have; would

    C) didnt have; will D) hasnt had; would

    5) You are _____D___ your time trying to persuade him; hell never help us.

    A) spending B) missing C) losing D) wasting

    6) He suddenly ____B____ that he had left his umbrella on the train. A) released B) realized C) refused D) repeated

    7) The sportsmen _____D___ training for three hours when the coach told them to break off for

    rest and supper.

    A) have been B) were C) had D) had been

    8) The teacher came into the classroom, __C______ a thick book in her hand. A) have B) to have C) having D) had

    9) As he was _____A___ in the city, he often looks forward to a totally different country life.

    A) brought up B) taken up C) got up D) kept up

    10) He told me how excited ____B____ when he heard the news. A) was he B) he was C) he had been D) had he been

    11) The region has plenty of coal resources ___D_____ lacks (缺少) enough water.

    A) which B) as long as C) moreover D) while

    12) Children may improve their speech by listening to other people talk, a fact may go

    __D______.

    A) unnoticed B) not to be noticed C) not to notice D) being unnoticed

2. Translation

    Directions: translate each of the following sentences from English to Chinese. 1) As is know to all, Beijing is the capital of China.

    众所周知;我们中国的首都是北京。

2) A great many changes have taken place in China since the policy of reform and opening to the

    outside world.

    中国自从改革开放以来;发生了许多变化;并且实现了对外开放.

3) He is in the world a famous pop star.

    他在这个世界上是一个著名的流行歌手。

4) In the world, the soccer football is the most popular sport.

    世界上最为流行的体育运动是美式足球。

5) I read the local newspapers with great interest every evening.

    我每天晚上都怀着浓厚的兴趣去阅读当地报纸。

    6) Abundant natural resources in the island are to be exploited and used. 岛上的丰富自然资料将被使用和利用。

7) I think she will change her mind tomorrow.

    我认为她明天就会改变她的想法的。

8) As was expectedhe passed the exam easily.

    正如我们所期望的;他轻而易举的就通过了考试。

3. Cloze

     Once there was a boy in Toronto. His name was Jimmy. He started drawing when he was three years old, and when he was five he was already very ___1_D__ at it. He drew many beautiful interesting pictures and many people ___2__A_ his pictures. They thought this boy was going to be ___3__C_ when he was a little older, and then they were going to ___4__D_ these pictures for a lot of money.

     Jimmy's pictures were quite different from other ___5_B__ because he never drew on all of the paper. He drew on ___6__A_ of it, and the other half was always ___7_B__.

     "That's very clever," everybody said. "___8_A__ other people have ever done that before."

     One day somebody asked him, "Please tell me, Jimmy. Why do you draw on the bottom (

    ) half of your pictures, ___9__C_ not on the top half?"

     "Because I'm small," Jimmy said, "and my brushes (毛笔) can't ___10_D__ very high."

     1) A) poor B)sad C)glad D)good

     2) A) bought B)brought C)sold D)took

     3) A) different B)clever C)famous D)rich

     4) A) buy B)show C)leave D)sell

     5) A) men's B)people's C)boy's D)child's

     6) A) half B)part C)side D)end

     7) A) full B)empty C)wrong D)ready

     8) A) No B)Some C)Any D)Many

     9) A) then B)and C)but D)or

    10) A) change B)turn C)pull D)reach

4. Reading Comprehension

    By definition, heroes and heroines are men and women distinguished by uncommon courage, achievements, and self-sacrifice made most for the benefits of others-they are people against

    whom we measure others. They are men and women recognized for shaping our nation’s consciousness and development as well as the lives of those who admire them. Yet, some people say that ours is an age where true heroes and heroines are hard to come by, where the very idea of heroism is something beyond us-an artifact of the past. Some maintain, that because the Cold War is over and because America is at peace, our age is essentially an unheroic one. Furthermore, the overall crime rate is down, poverty has been eased by a strong and growing economy, and advances continue to be made in medical science.

     Cultural icons are hard to define, but we know them when we see them. They are people who manage to go beyond celebrity, who are legendary, who somehow manage to become mythic,. But what makes some figures icons and others mere celebrities? That’s hard to answer. In part, their lives have the quality of a story to tell. For instance, the beautiful young Diana Spencer who at 19 married a prince, renounced marriage and the throne, and died at the moment she found true love. Good looks certainly help. So does a special indefinable charm, with the help of the media. But nothing confirms an icon more than a tragic deathsuch as Martin Luther King, Jr., John F.

    Kennedy, and Princess Diana.

    1) The passage mainly deals with ____B____.

     A. life and death B. heroes and heroines

    C. heroes and icons D. icons and celebrities

    2) Heroes and heroines are usually __D______.

    A. courageous B. good examples to follow

    C. self-sacrificing D. all of the above

    3) Which of the following statements is wrong? D

    A. Poverty in America has been eased with the economic growth

    B. Superstars are famous for being famous

    C. One’s look can contribute to being famous

    D. Heroes and heroines can only emerge in war times

    4) Beautiful young Diana Spencer found her genuine love ___C_____.

    A. when she was 19 B. when she became a princess

    C. just before her death D. after she gave birth to a prince

    5) What is more likely to set an icon’s status? C

    A. Good looks. B. Tragic and early death.

    C. Personal attraction. D. The quality of one’s story.

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