“How are you？” is a nice question. Its a ___1___ way that people in the United States meet each other. But “How are you？” is also a very ___2___ question. Its a question that often ___3___ have an answer. The person who asks “How are you？” hopes to hear the answer “ ___4___ ”， even though the persons friend isnt fine， ___5___ “How are you？” isnt really a question， and “Fine” isnt really an answer. They are simply other ways of saying “Hello” and “ ___6___ ”.
Sometimes， people also dont say just what they ___7___. For example， when someone asks， “Do you agree？” the other person might be thinking， “No， I dont agree. I think youre wrong.” But it isnt very ___8___ to say so， so the other person might say， “Im not so ___9___.” Its a nicer way to say that you dont agree with someone.
People also dont say just what they are thinking when they ___10___ talking with other people. For example， many talks over the phone ___11___ when one person says “Ive got to go now.” Often， the person who wants to hang up gives an excuse： “Someones at the door.” “Ive got to put the things ___12___.” “Something is burning on the ___13___.” The excuse might be real， or it might not. Perhaps the person who wants to hang up simply doesnt want to talk ___14___， but it isnt very polite to say that. The excuse is more polite， and it doesnt hurt the other persons ___15___.
（）1.A.funny B.friendly C.strange D.useful
（）2.A.good B.unusual C.interesting D.possible
（）3.A.doesnt B.mustnt C.shouldnt D.cant
（）4.A.Right B.Terrible C.Fine D.Yes
（）5.A.because B.when C.though D.unless
（）6.A.OK B.Bye C.Hi D.No
（）7.A.want B.do C.lose D.mean
（）8.A.polite B.necessary C.important D.easy
（）9.A.afraid B.well C.interested D.sure
（）10.A.finish B.keep C.enjoy D.miss
（）11.A.continue B.last C.begin D.end
（）12.A.on B.away C.in D.out
（）13.A.kitchen B.floor C. fire D.chair
（）14.A.too many B.at all C.at once D.any more
（）15.A.health B.body C.feelings D.family
Once I made a foolish mistake in the class， a mistake ___1___ later proved very ___2___ in my English study on places ___3___ I should pay particular attention. That day ___4___ we were having a class， the weather suddenly ___5___， and the sky was covered with dark clouds and rained soon. It happened ___6___ I was learning to use adverbs and had only remembered that adverbs could be used to modify verbs， so I said， “it is raining hardly” ___7___ Miss Edgar said， “it is raining hard” ___8___ I did not quite get it so I repeated， “it is raining hardly”， Miss Edgar looked at me and said it once more. I felt that I must make a sentence ___9___ I had a mistake， but didnt know ___10___ the mistake was. I didnt say a word again， but felt much embarrassed. After the class Miss told me kindly that I should ___11___ the words in the dictionary in order to know the different changes of each word. She didnt ___12___ my mistake in the class ___13___ all the students， but she wanted me to find out the mistake and correct it myself. This was the best lesson ___14___ formed my later habit of consulting the dictionary. This was more than half a century old， but Miss Edgar remained deep in my memory， ___15___ kept reminding me to consult a dictionary in my studies， not only in English but also in other languages.
（）1. A. where B. which C. in which D. of that
（）2. A. use B. useless C. uselessness D. useful
（）3. A. to where B. to which C. when D. to that
（）4. A. because B. that C. which D. when
（）5. A. was changing B. was changed
C. had been changed D. changed
（）6. A. when B. where C. that D. which
（）7. A. suddenly B. at once C. usually D. slowly
（）8. A. At last B. At once C. At most D. At first
（）9. A. in which B. in that C. which D. that
（）10. A. where B. which C. when D. why
（）11. A. look out B. look for C. look down D. look up
（）12. A. point to B. point at C. point D. point out
（）13. A. in front of B. front
C. in the front of D. front of
（）14. A. that B. which C. for that D. for which
（）15. A. whom B. who C. whose D. that
Cars are very popular in America. When the kids are fourteen years old. They dream of having their own ___1___. Many students work after school to ___2___ a car. In most places ___3___ people learn to drive in high school. They have to take a ___4____ test to get a licence. Learning to drive and getting a drivers ___5___ may be one of the most exciting things in their lives. For many， that piece of paper is an important symbol[象征] that they are now grown-ups.
Amercians seem ot love their cars almost more than anything else. People almost never go to see a doctor when they are ___6___. But they will take ___7___ cars to a “hospital” at the smallest sign of a problem. At weekends， people ___8___ most of the time in washing and waxing[打蠟] their cars. For some families it is not enough to have ___9___ car. They often have two or even three. Husbands need a car to go to work. Housewives need a car to go shopping or to take the children to school or ___10___ activities.
（）1.A. cars B. computers C. bikes D. houses
（）2.A. borrow B. buy C. lend D. sell
（）3.A. old B. tall C. strong D. young
（）4.A. language B. listening C. driving D. body
（）5.A. address B. book C. driving D. body
（）6.A. sick B. healthy C. pleased D. angry
（）7.A. his B. her C. your D. their
（）8.A. cost B. take C. spend D. pay
（）9.A. no B. one C. some D. several
（）10.A. other B. another C. others D. else
I have had thousands of classes since I started school nine years ago. But only one ___1___ was the most important.
It happened last term just after I had got a ___2___ result in an exam. I was sad and had lsot my confidence. I decided to go to a class which can tell me how to be ___3___.
The speaker walked into the room. But he did not start talking ___4___ a teacher. Instead， he held up a twenty yuan note[鈔票]！
“Who wants this？” he asked. Unsurprisingly， ___5___ of us in the class held up our hands.
The speaker smiled. Then he put up the note on the blackboard and asked the same question. Again， we all put up our hands. The speaker smiled again， but ___6___ nothing suddenly， he threw the note onto the floow！ Then he asked the same ___7___ a third time.
I didnt ___8___ what the speaker was doing. Why was he asking the same question again and again？ I didnt know what to do. I wanted the note， ___9___ I put my hand up again. After a while， he __10__ the note and started to laugh. “you have all just told me how to become successful，” ___11___ said to us with the note in his hand.
“The note is worth twenty yuan. It is ___12___ worth twenty yuan， even though I throw it on the floor. You are like the note. No matter ___13___ happens to you， you still have your worth.”
When I heard those words， I was deeply moved. Suddenly， I ___14___ I was worth a lot. I may have done badly in an exam， but it doesnt ___15___ I cant do well in the future. If I believe in myself， I will be successful！
（）1.A. classroom B. subject C. class D. school
（）2.A. same B. good C. lucky D. bad
（）3.A. comfortable B. successful C. famous D. rich
（）4.A. like B. for C. about D. by
（）5.A. both B. neither C. all D. none
（）6.A. said B. bought C. saw D. wanted
（）7.A. student B. teacher C. question D. way
（）8.A. remember B. understand C. notice D. find
（）9.A. so B. though C. if D. or
（）10.A. took out B. threw away C. picked up D. put down
（）11.A. you B. he C. she D. they
（）12.A. never B. sometimes C. hardly D. always
（）13.A. when B. who C. what D. how
（）14.A. realized B. forgot C. dreamed D. decided
（）15.A. know B. mean C. think D. complain
I stood in the doorway， watching my older brother carefully putting clothes into his bag. I coughed uneasily. Finally ___1___ that I was there， Rocky turned s＼toward me with a sad smile.
“Im ___2__ tomorrow.” He said.
“I know.” My ___3___ was almost a whisper[低声]. I was ___4___ at myself for being so weak， but I wasnt about to cry.
“My ___5___ is early， so there is still ___6___ time to come to the airport，” he said. Seeing the ___7___ look on my face， he quickly added， “I promise I wont leave without saying goodbye.”
I tried to say ___8___， but didnt. its always ___9___ to keep quiet if youre about to cry. “You promised you wuldnt cry，” he said to me， thinking that I was close to ___10___.
I remember the day he taught me how to ride a bike. ___11___ I thought he was always right behind me， holding the seat to keep me from ___12___. I was happy with this， but he knew he couldnt hold me up all my life. He told me that one day he would have to let go.
His coughing stopped my thinking. What was left to say？ How could I say ___13___ to the person who taught me everything？
The next morning I ___14___， looked at my alarm clock， and realized he had left ___15___ ago. We never even said goodbye.
Goodbye， Rocky！ Although he may have been many miles away， I knew he heard me， even if it was only an answer in his heart.
（）1.A. forgetting B. realizing C. watching D. learning
（）2.A. arriving B. living C. coming D. leaving
（）3.A. voice B. sound C. noise D. word
（）4.A. glad B. moved C. angry D. pleased
（）5.A. ship B. flight C. train D. bus
（）6.A. enough B. little C. no D. busy
（）7.A. surprised B. excited C. sad D. happy
（）8.A. anything B. everything C. something D. nothing
（）9.A. stranger B. better C. worse D. easier
（）10.A. tears B. smiles C. words D. sadness
（）11.A. At last B. From now on C. At first D. So far
（）12.A. riding B. running C. walking D. falling
（）13.A. goodbye B. hello C. yes D. sorry
（）14.A. gave up B. stood up C. looked up D. woke up
（）15.A. minutes B. hours C. days D. weeks
（一）1-5 BBACA 6-10 CDADA 11-15 DBCDC
（二）1-5 BDBDD 6-10 CBDAA 11-15 DDAAB
（三）1-5 ABDCD 6-10 ADCBA
（四）1-5 CDBAC 6-10 ACBAC 11-15 BDCAB
（五）1-5 BDACB 6-10 ACCBA 11-15 CDADB