Unit 4 Exploring plants
1，Apples are usually sold by ________ weight and eggs are sometimes sold by ________ dozen.
A. the; the B. /;a
C. /; the D. the; a
2，Although punctual himself, the professor was quite used ________ late for his lecture.
A. to have students B. for students‟ being
C. for students to be D. to students‟ being
3，When people move to another country, they often try ________ the customs of their native land.
A. to keep on B. to keep off
C. to keep up D. keeping up
4，—The experiment is of particular importance.
—I see. We will carry on with it ________ we can get enough money.
A. unless B. though C. whether D. until
5，I think that this meal was well worth ________ was charged for it.
A. that B. what C. which D. how many
6，________ all over the hills and around the lake are wild flowers of different kinds.
A. To grow B. Growing C. Grown D. Grow
7，Although he sometimes loses his temper, his students like him ________ for it.
A. not so much B. not so little
C. no more D. no less
8，Professor Zhang gave all the textbooks to all the pupils, except ________ who had already taken them.
A. these B. ones C. the ones D. the others
9，Do you think the reason ________ he gave is believable?
A. for which B. which C. why D. what
10，________ he is ,he seldom shows his precious coins to others.
A. Coin -collector as B. As a coin -collector
C. A coin- collector as D. Coin- collector that
1l，From his ________ voice on the phone I know everything is going under way.
A. satisfactory B. satisfying
C. satisfied D. satisfaction
12，—Does Bill do his new job well?
— ________ his old job. I‟m afraid there‟s no hope for him.
A. Not better than B. No better than
C. Not so well as D. Not as well as
13，—I‟m sorry, I shouldn‟t have been so rude to you.
—You ________ your temper but that‟s OK.
A. have lost B. had lost
C. did lose D. were losing
14，—Is the experiment easy?
— ________ . I‟ll just do my bit.
A. I think so B. Certainly
C. Not a little D. Anything but
15，Although he knew little about the large amount of work done in the field, he succeeded ________ other more well - informed experimenters failed.
A. which B. that C. what D. where
Some plays are so successful that they run for years on end. In many ways, this is 16 for the poor actors who are required to go on repeating the sane
17 night after night. One would
18 them to know their parts by heart and 19 have cause to falter！结
巴，.Yet 20 is not always the case.
A famous actor in a 21 successful play was once cast in the role of an aristocrat 22 had been imprisoned in Bastille for twenty years. In the last act；a gaoler！监狱长；看守，would always come on to the stage with a letter which he would hand to the prisoner. 23 the noble was expected to read
the letter at each 24 ,he always insisted that it should be written out in full.
One night, the gaoler decided to play a joke 25 his colleague to find
out if, after so many performances, he had managed to learn the 26 of the
letter by heart. The curtain went up on the final act of the play and revealed！使
显露，the aristocrat sitting alone behind bars in his dark cell. Just then；the gaoler
27 with the precious letter in his hands. He entered the 28 and presented
the letter to the aristocrat. But the copy he gave him had not been written out in
29 as usual. It was simply a blank sheet of paper. The gaoler looked on eagerly, 3 0 to see if his fellow actor had at last learnt his lines. The noble stared at the blank sheet of paper for a few seconds. Then；squinting！眯着眼
看，his eves；he said, “The light is 31 .Read the letter to me.”And he
promptly handed the sheet of paper to the gaoler. 3 2 that he could not
remember a word of the letter either, the gaoler replied；“The light is indeed
dim；sir. I must get my 33 ”With this, he hurried off the stage. Much to the aristocrat‟s 34 ；the gaoler returned a few moments later with a pair of
glasses and the 35 copy of the letter which he proceeded！继续进行，to
read to the prisoner.
16，A. fortunate B. unfortunate C. happy D. unhappy
17，A. lines B. words C. plays D. roles
18，A. want B. ask C. expect D. wish
19，A. always B. never C. sometimes D. often
20，A. such B. the thing C. one D. this
21，A. highly B. high C. poorly D. poor
22，A. where B. what C. which D. who
23，A. Because B. Even though C. When D. Though
24，A. play B. performance C. role D. case
25，A. with B. in C. on D. to
26，A. pages B. joke C. lines D. contents
27，A. appeared B. disappeared C. came out D. came in
28，A. room B. cell C. stage D. office
29，A. English B. French C. order D. full
30，A. worded B. surprised C. anxious D. afraid
31，A. bright B. dim C. dark D. out
32，A. To see B. To find C. Seeing D. Finding
33，A. glasses B. lines C. light D. letters
34，A. surprise B. satisfaction C. anger D. amusement
35，A. usual B. old C. unusual D. new
An explosion on Thursday killed one and injured 21 in a busy street in
Tongren, Southwest China‟s Guizhou Province.
The bomb was hidden in a rubbish bin in the city‟s commercial hub！商业
中心，；where lots of shops and restaurants are concentrated.
The ear-splitting blast was heard around 12?50 p.m.；said a local
newspaper, citing witnesses. The power of the blast shattered！使粉碎，nearby
shop windows and ripped the stainless！不生锈的，steel rubbish can to pieces.
One passer-by；identified！确认，only as Zhang；said she was shocked by
the noise and saw a lot of pedestrians lying on the ground when she got to the scene.
Thirteen of the injured were taken to a local hospital after the explosion. A doctor there said five were in serious condition but already out of danger after emergency treatment. The others were just slightly hurt.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, said an officer with the Tongren police, but refused to speculate as to the cause.
36，It can be inferred from the passage that ________.
A. All the injured were taken to a hospital
B. 8 of the injured were not taken to a hospital
C. The rubbish bin with a bomb was in a restaurant
D. The rubbish bin with a bomb was in a shop
37，Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
A. One passer- by, identified only as Zhang, saw the man throwing a bomb into a bin.
B. Some customers in restaurants were injured.
C. The writer didn‟t get to the scene.
D. All customers in shops got hurt.
38，In the last paragraph the underlined word“ speculate” probably means ________.
A. tell B. guess
C. discuss D. talk
39，What of the following can be the best title for the passage?
A. Bomb Hidden in a Rubbish Bin
B. The Cause of the Explosion
C. A Terrible Thing
D. Market Blast Kills 1 ,Injures 21
How many coins nave you got in your pocket right now? Three? Two?
A bent one?
With a phonecard you can make up to 200 calls without any change at all.
！1， What do you do with it?
Go to a telephone box marked！you guessed it， “phonecard”. Put in your
card, make your call and when you‟ve finished, a screen tells you how much is left on your card.
！2， Now appear in a shop near you.
Near each Cardphone place you‟ll find a shop where you can buy one. They‟re at bus, train and city tube stations！地铁，.
Many universities, hospitals and clubs. Restaurants and gas stations on the highway and shopping centres. At airports and seaports.
！3， No more broken payphones.
Most broken payphones are like that because they‟ve been vandalized！故
意破坏，. There are no coins in Cardphone to excite thieves‟ interest in it. So you‟re not probably to find a vandalized one.
Get a phonecard yourself and try it out ,or get a bigger wallet.
40，The passage is most probably ________ .
A. a warning
B. a note
C. an advertisement！广告，
D. an announcement
41，There are three sections！部分， in the passage. Which section do you
think is about why phonecards are good?
A. Section 1， B. Section 2，
C. Section 3， D. None.
42，Choose the right order or the steps under“How do you use a phonecard”.
a. Put in your phonecard.
b. Look at the screen to find out how many calls you can still make.
c. Go to a telephone box marked “Phonecard”.
d. Make your call.
A. a, b, c, d B. c, a, d, b
C. a, d, c, b D. c, d, a, b
A few days ago I asked my sons‟ governess！女家庭教师，Julia to come
into my study. “Be seated, Julia, ”I said, “Let‟s settle our accounts. I guess you most likely need some money, but maybe you‟re too polite to mention it. Now then, we agreed on thirty dollars a month...”
“No, thirty. I made a note of it. I always pay our governess thirty. Well,
um, you‟ve been here two months, so...”
“Two months and five days.”
“Exactly two months. I made a special note of it. That means you have sixty dollars coming to you. Take off nine Sundays... you know you didn‟t work with Tom on Sundays, you only took walks. And three holidays... ”Julia was biting her finger nail nervously, her face red, but - not a word.
“Three holidays, therefore take off twelve dollars. Four days Tom was sick and there were no lessons, as you were occupied only with Dick. Three days you had a toothache and my wife gave you permission not to work after lunch. Twelve and seven - nineteen. Take nineteen off ... that leaves. hmm.... forty one dollars. Correct?”
Julia‟s left eye reddened with tears welling up. Her chin trembled; she
coughed nervously and blew her nose, but - still not a word.
“Around New Year‟s Day you broke a teacup and a saucer; take off two dollars. The cup cost more, it was a treasure of the family, but- forget it. When didn‟t I take a loss! Then, due to your neglect ！疏忽，, Tom climbed a tree and
tore his jacket; take away ten. Also due to your carelessness the maid stole Dick‟s shoes. You ought to watch everything! You get paid for it. So, that means five more dollars off. The tenth of January I gave ten dollars.”
“You didn‟t. ”sobbed Julia.
“But I made a note of it.”
“Well... if you say so.”
“Take twenty seven from forty one -that leaves fourteen.”
Both her eyes were filled with tears. Beads of sweat stood on the thin pretty little nose. Poor girl!
“Only once was I given any money,” she whispered, her voice trembling, “and that was by your wife. Three dollars, nothing more.”
“Really? You see now, and I didn‟t know that! Take three from fourteen.. leaves eleven. Here‟s your money, my dear. Three, three, three, one and one.
Here it is !”
I handed her eleven dollars. She took them and pocketed them.
“Merci ！法语: 谢谢，,”she whispered.
I jumped to my feet and started pacing the room. I was overcome with anger. “For what, this - „merci‟?” I asked.
“For the money. ”
“But you know I‟ve cheated you - robbed you ! I have actually stolen
from you ! Why this„merci‟?”
“In my other places they didn‟t give me anything at all.”
“They didn‟t give you anything? No wonder! I played a little joke on you,
a cruel lesson, just to teach you... I m going to give you all the eighty dollars! Here they are in the envelope all ready for you... Is it really possible to be so spineless ！懦弱，?Why didn‟t you protest? Why were you silent? Is it possible
in this world to be without teeth and claws！爪，—to be such a fool?”
Embarrassed, she smiled. And I could read her expression, “It is possible.”
I asked her pardon for the cruel lesson and, to her great surprise, gave her
the eighty dollars. She murmured her little “merci” several times and went out. I looked after her and thought, “How easy it is to crush the weak in this world !”
3，While talking to Julia, the wrier expected from her ________. 4
A. a protest B. gratitude
C. obedience D. an explanation
44，What shocked the writer was Julia‟s ________.
A. nervousness in front of her boss
B. acceptance of injustice
C. shyness when talking about money
D. reluctance to express herself
45，The writer said, “Is it possible in this world to be without teeth and claws?” He was actually telling the governess ________.
A. to be more aggressive
B. to be more careful in her work
C. to protect her right
D. to live independently
46，At the end of the story, the writer said,“ How easy it is to crush the weak in this world!” to show ________.
A. his understanding of Julia‟s anxiety
B. his worry about Julia‟s future
C. his concern on the living condition of working - class people
D. his sympathy for the mental state of those exploited
47，From the story, we can tell that Julia‟s employer was ________.
A. greedy but honest
B. ill - tempered but warm - hearted
C. strict but forgiving
D. none of the above
Want a glance of the future of health care? Take a look at the way the various networks of people about patient care are being connected to one another, and how this new connectivity is being exploited to deliver medicine to the patient - no matter where he or she may be.
Online doctors offering advice based on norman symptoms！症状，are the
most obvious example. Increasingly, however, remote diagnosis！远程诊断，
will be based on real physiological data！生理数据，from the actual patient. A
group from the University of Kentucky has shown that by using personal data assistance plus a mobile phone ,it is perfectly practical to send a patient‟s important signs over the telephone. With this kind of equipment, the cry asking whether there was a doctor in the house could well be a thing of the past.
Other medical technology groups are working on applying telemedicine to rural ！countryside， care. And at least one team wants to use telemedicine as a tool for disaster need - especially after earthquakes. On the whole, the trend is towards providing global access to medical data and experts‟ opinions.
But there is one problem. Bandwidth！宽带， is the limiting factor for
sending complex ！复 杂 ，medical pictures around the world,—CU photos
being one of the biggest bandwidth users. Communication satellites say be able to deal with the short - term needs during disasters such as earthquakes or wars. But medicine is looking towards both the second - generation Internet and third generation mobile phones for the future of remote medical service.
Doctors have met to discuss computer - based tools for medical diagnosis, training and telemedicine. With the falling price of broadband communications, the new technologies should start a new time when telemedicine and the sharing of medical information, experts‟ opinions and diagnosis are common.
8，The writer chiefly talks about ________ . 4
A. the use of telemedicine
B. the on -lined doctors