Mr Carrey and his wife wanted to paint(油漆) the outside of their house. To save(節省) some money they wanted to do it themselves. On Saturday morning they bought some paint and two brushes(刷子). They began that afternoon with the back of the house. The next Saturday Mr Carrey went to a football match but his wife painted the front of the house. On Sunday they found they couldnt open any of the front windows. They got them all open in the end. But they broke three of seven. They were very dear to mend. Next time when they want to save money theyll certainly ask somebody to do the work.
( )1. Mr Carrey wanted to paint ______.
A. the front of the house
B. the back of the house
C. the front windows
D. the outside of the house
( )2. They wanted to do the work themselves because ______.
A. the windows were very easy to break
B. the windows were very hard to open
C. nobody could do this work well
D. they didnt want to spend more money
( )3. The work lasted for about ______.
A. two days B. less than a week
C. three days D. more than a week
( )4. They have to ask somebody to mend ______ windows.
A. three B. four C. five D. seven
( )5. Next time they will ask somebody to work for them because ______.
A. they want to go to football matches
B. it is no longer an interesting thing for them
C. they have no more paint and brushes
D. they really want to save some money
One day, we had an English class. The teacher saw a boy reading a picture book and said, “Tom, what do you usually do after lunch?” Tom nervously(緊張地) got up from his seat, but he did not know what to say. He thought for some time and then said, “Wait for supper.”
The teacher was displeased and just at that moment, he saw another boy, Joke, sleeping. The teacher was getting a little angry now, but he was trying not to show it. Then he asked, “And you, Joke?”
As Joke was asleep, of course, he could not hear what the teacher said. His deskmate(同桌) woke him up. Joke stood up quickly and answered in a loud voice, “So do I.”
( )1. This story happened ______.
A. in the teachers office
B. after lunch
C. in class D. at home
( )2. Toms answer made the teacher ______.
A. angry B. displeased
C. surprising D. laughing
( )3. The teacher asked Joke ______.
A. what he wanted to do after class
B. what he did in class
C. the same question as he asked Tom
D. to help Tom
( )4. Jokes answer meant that ______.
A. he knew what to do and what not to do after lunch
B. he did the same thing as Tom did
C. he read a picture book
D. he did many things after lunch
( )5. From the above story we can see that ______.
A. Joke did not know what question the teacher had asked
B. Tom did well in his lessons
C. Joke was good at his lessons
D. Tom and Joke worked hard at their lessons
My wife and I stayed in London for a few weeks last year. We went there in the autumn. We think it is the best season to visit England. The weather is usually quite good and there are not too many visitors in October.
We stayed in a small restaurant in the West End. We did most of our sightseeing on foot. We went to look at all the places. We went shopping and spent too much money. We liked going to the theatre. We dont have the chance to see such good plays (戲劇) at home. A lot of people say English food is very bad. We dont think so. Most of the restaurants are French or Chinese, but we had some very good meals.
We enjoyed our holiday very much. We want to go there again this year. We are going to take our umbrellas. Im sure well need them sometimes.
( )1. “We went shopping and spent too much money” means ______.
A. they didnt enjoy shopping and spent too much money
B. prices were high in England
C. there were so many good things in the shops and they bought a lot
D. they liked to go shopping with lots of money
( )2. They didnt have the chance to see such good plays ______.
A. in their small restaurant
B. in their hometown
C. in France D. in England
( )3. You can get ______ in a restaurant.
A. meals B. clothes C. books D. cakes
( )4. “Im sure well need umbrellas sometimes” because ______.
A. umbrellas can be very good presents for their friends in London
B. it often rains in London
C. the English people like to bring umbrellas with them
D. the English people protect (保護) themselves with umbrella
( )5. The two visitors came from ______.
A. England B. France
C. AmericaD. a country we dont know C
Almost everyone likes dogs, and almost everyone likes to read stories about dogs. I have a friend. He has a large police dog named Jack. Police dogs are very clever. Every Sunday afternoon my friend takes Jack for a long walk in the park. Jack likes these long walks very much. One Sunday afternoon a young man came to visit my friend. He stayed for a long time. He talked and talked. Soon it was time for my friend to take Jack for his walk. But the visitor still kept talking. Jack became very worried. He walked around the room several times and then sat down in front of the visitor and looked at him. But the visitor paid no attention. He went on talking. Finally Jack got angry. He went out of the room and came back a few minutes later. He sat down again in front of the visitor, but this time he took the visitors cap in his mouth.
( )1. The young visitor stayed for a long time, didnt he?
A. Yes, he did. B. Yes, he didnt.
C. No, he didnt. D. No, he did.
( )2. Jack became very worried because ______.
A. he wanted to have something to eat
B. he wanted to play with him
C. he wanted to go out for a walk
D. he didnt know the young man
( )3. Jack sat down in front of the visitor because ______.
A. he wanted to join the talk
B. he wanted the visitor to leave
C. he wanted the visitor to talk with him
D. he wanted to show the visitor how clever he was
( )4. The visitor went on talking and ______.
A. he didnt like Jack
B. he paid no attention to Jack
C. he paid no attention to his cap
D. he didnt care that his cap was taken away by Jack
( )5. Jack went out of the room with nothing, but came back with ______ in his mouth.
A. something B. nothing
C. the visitors capD. the visitors shoe
The worst tourist in the world is Nicholas Scottie of San Francisco. Once he flew from the US to his hometown in Italy to see someone at home. The plane made a one-hour stop to get oil at Kennedy Airport of New York. As he thought he had arrived home, Mr Scottie got off the plane. He thought he was in Rome.
When nobody was there to meet him, Mr Scottie thought maybe they were held up by heavy traffic. While looking for address, Mr Scottie found that the old “Rome” had changed a lot. Many old buildings were replaced by high modern ones.
He also found that many people spoke English instead of Italian and many street signs were written in English.
Mr Scottie knew very little English, so he asked a policeman the way to the bus station in Italian. He happened to meet a policeman who was also born in Italy and answered him in the same language.
After twelve hours traveling round on a bus, the driver handed him over to a second policeman. He asked the policeman why the Rome police employed so many people as policemen speaking English instead of Italian.
To get him on a plane back to San Francisco, he was sent to the airport in a police car with sirens (警報) on. “Look,” said Scottie to his interpreter, “I know Im in Italy. Thats how they drive.”
( )1. When Mr Scottie arrived at the airport, nobody met him because ______.
A. he was in New York
B. he was in Rome
C. policemen could help him
D. he was in an Italian city
( )2. In what direction (方向) did the plane fly when Mr Scottie went to Italy from the US?
A. To the east. B. To the south.
C. To the west. D. To the north.
( )3. Why was Mr Scottie so sure that he was in Rome?
A. Because he traveled a lot.
B. Because he knew little about the US.
C. Because he knew little about Italy.
D. Because he didnt travel much.
( )4. At last Mr Scottie ______.
A. knew he did something wrong
B. still thought he was in Italy
C. knew he was wrong
D. knew he was home
( )5. Do you think many people do the same thing as Mr Scottie did?
A. Nobody but Mr Scottie made this kind of mistake.
B. Many people make this kind of mistake.
C. A few people make this kind of mistake.
D. 50% of people will make the same mistake.
Mrs Black, the wife of a rich business man, invited some of her friends to have lunch. She wanted to try a new way of cooking a fish, and she was very pleased with herself when the dish was ready. As the dish was very hot, she put it near the open window for a few minutes. But, five minutes later, when she came back for it, she was shocked(震驚的) to find the neighbors cat at the dish. She was in time to stop the cat. That afternoon everyone enjoyed the dish very much.They talked and laughed till four oclock.
Mrs Black felt tired but happy. She was in a chair just near the window. She looked out of the window and saw the neighbors cat lying in her garden. Its dead!Oh, my God!Why? The fish dish must be bad!What would happen to her friends? She at once telephoned the family doctor for advice. The doctor told her to telephone each of the visitors to meet him at the hospital as soon as possible. Finally the danger was over. Once again Mrs Black was alone in her chair in the sitting-room, still tired but no longer happy. Just then the telephone rang. It was her neighbor. “Oh, Mrs Black,” her neighbor cried, “My cat is dead. She was killed by someone in a car and put it in your garden.”
( )1. Mrs Black invited ______ to have lunch.
A. Mr Blacks friends B. her neighbor
C. her parents D. some of her friends
( )2. Why was Mrs Black not happy after she had a good party?
A. She was sad about the dead cat.
B. She found her fish dish was bad.
C. She never thought that she would have so much trouble.
D. She felt tired after she had a busy day.
( )3. Mrs Black ______.
A. stopped the cat before it began to eat the fish
B. was too late to stop the cat
C. stopped the cat before it ate the fish up
D. stopped the cat but it was too late
( )4. Why was Mrs Black so shocked to see the cat dead in her garden?
A. She liked the cat very much.
B. She worried about her friends.
C. She was sure that her fish was bad.
D. She didnt know how the cat died.
( )5. Finally ______.
A. Mrs Black found that all her friends were all right
B. a visitor told her that the cat was killed by someone in a car
C. Mrs Black felt happy as all her friends were safe
D. Mrs Black met all her friends at the hospital