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2009级矿大英语自主学习试题整理

视听说部分

视听说教程第二册第六单元测试

试卷编号:b2-ls-u6-lf

Part 1 Short dialogs and multiple choice questions

1. A. The man thinks negatively about them while the woman is positive about them.

B. The woman thinks negatively about them while the man is positive about them.

C. Both the man and woman think they play a positive role.

D. Both the man and woman think they play a negative role.

2. A. They are really too short.

B. They are really too long.

C. They will look well if one wears suitable shoes.

D. They will look well if the tailor shortens them a bit.

3. A. He has little sense of style.

B. He is good at choosing a tie that matches his shirt.

C. He likes polka dots.

D. He favors stripes.

4. A. She cleaned the man's shoes.

B. She discarded the man's shoes.

C. She bought the man a new pair of shoes.

D. She helped the man look for his sneakers.

5. A. He was a late starter on his career path.

B. Early success brings lifelong happiness.

C. Often there is a high price to pay for success.

D. A high salary is the key to satisfaction.

Part 2 Short passages and multiple choice questions

.

Questions 6 to 10 are based on the same passage or dialog.

6. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an example of fashion?

A. English.

B. Mathematics.

C. Clothes.

D. Computer program writing.

7. According to the passage, when will a fashion trend start?

A. When most people begin to like something new.

B. When important people begin to wear something new or different.

C. When something different is introduced from abroad.

D. When something in the past attracts the public attention.

8. What is the main feature of fashion?

A. Satisfying the young.

B. Overlooking the old.

C. Beauty.

D. Change.

9. Why are some people against fashion?

A. Because they don't like spending money on clothes.

B. Because they don't like change.

C. Because they enjoy variety.

D. Because it causes waste.

10. What is the main idea of this passage?

A. The social and economic role of fashion.

B. The definition and evolution of fashion.

C. The functions and characteristics of fashion.

D. The constant changes of fashion.

Part 3 Long dialogs and multiple choice questions

11. What does the woman suggest?

A. Buying the man a suit for work.

B. Buying the man a suit for travel.

C. Buying herself a suit for work.

D. Buying herself a suit for modeling.

12. What does the woman think about the suit the man is wearing?

A. It looks handsome.

B. It looks outdated.

C. It should be cleaned.

D. It should be ironed.

13. Why doesn't the man like the jacket the woman recommends?

A. Because it is single-breasted (单排扣的).

B. Because it is double-breasted (双排扣的).

C. Because it is brown.

D. Because it looks out of style.

14. What kind of trousers does the man dislike?

A. Dark blue trousers.

B. Short trousers.

C. Black trousers.

D. Brown trousers.

15. What does the woman think about the black trousers?

A. They are too long.

B. They are too short.

C. They can be shortened if they are too long.

D. They should be longer.

Part 4 Vocabulary and Structure

16. Once dressed, the models ________ in order by the door.

A. queued line

B. queued over

C. queued up

D. queued down

17. The models __________ photographers, turned, and walked back.

A. posed to

B. posed for

C. positioned to

D. positioned through

18. Mom, everything I have is _________.

A. out of date

B. out of the date

C. out of dates

D. out of the dates.

19. Everyone else will be wearing the latest Levis, and I will look stupid ____ the same old skirts.

A. wearing

B. to wear

C. to be wearing

D. having worn

20. Maybe I could get a part-time job to help _______ the new clothes.

A. pay

B. pay with

C. pay to

D. pay for

21. This will give you the fashion model _______ height.

A. kind

B. kind of

C. the kind of

D. a kind of

22. The middle-aged woman is ________. That style went out last year.

A. after the times

B. after time

C. behind the times

D. behind time

23. Oh, come on. Don't laugh at the old woman for her dress as long as it looks good _____ her.

A. in

B. with

C. over

D. on

24. You're right. I'm out of style. ______?

A. So what

B. What so

C. What then

D. Then what

25. It is in those sewing rooms that fashionable clothes are copied and made up _______.

A. with a large number

B. with large numbers

C. in large numbers

D. in a large quantity

Part 5 Short dialogs and blank filling

. Chris: Tina? What are you wearing?

Tina: I'm 26 . an outfit for a job interview. What do you think?

Chris: You're wearing 27 . ! I've never seen you 28 . and a blouse before!

Tina: I know. These nylons are really itchy. Maybe I should wear 29. , instead.

Chris: You'll be too hot. Maybe you should wear a long skirt or 30 . . You'd look

good in 31 . , too!

Tina: I can't wear a miniskirt 32 . !

Chris: You'd 33 . in a miniskirt than you would in that 34 . !

Tina: You're such 35 . !

听说第二册第七单元测试

试卷编号:b2-ls-u7-hjw

1. A. They are worthless people. B. They are not liking to spend money.

C. They make too much money.

D. They spend too much money.

2. A. She is going to travel. B. She is going to blow it all immediately.

C. She is going to save it for future use.

D. She is going to invest it in a project.

3. A. They depend mainly on bookstores to get rich.

B. They depend mainly on cheating.

C. They know the secret to getting rich.

D. They may not really know how to make a fortune.

4. A. To spend it at Christmas. B. To pay the tuition.

C. To buy books.

D. To pay for the accommodations.

5. A. The interest rates have been low. B. The interest rates would rise soon.

C. Her old computer did not work well.

D. The new computer was on sale.

6. A. When he borrows money from a friend. B. When he receives his salary.

C. Not until half a year later.

D. Not until a year later.

7. A. More than 30 pounds. B. Exactly 30 pounds.

C. Less than 30 pounds.

D. Less than 13 pounds.

8. A. Put all her money in the bank. B. Put her money in his hands.

C. Write down her decision to save.

D. Make a budget.

9. A. She will try her luck with a lottery ticket.

B. She is sure she is going to win.

C. She wants to share the money she wins with the man.

D. She wants to buy the ticket by herself.

10. A. She would try to become a famous star.

B. She would spend all of it on travel.

C. She would save all of it in a bank.

D. She would consider both saving and enjoyment.

Part 2 Short passages and multiple choice questions

11. How much did the hotel charge them initially?

A. $13.

B. $27.

C. $29.

D. $30.

12. How much did the hotel overcharged them?

A. $1.

B. $2.

C. $5.

D. $9.

13. How did the bellboy ((旅馆的)男侍者) expect the guests to react after he pocketed $2?

A. The guests would be angry.

B. The guests would be happy enough to get a refund.

C. The guests would be slightly disappointed.

D. None of the above.

14. Which of the following calculations did the bellboy use to find that $1 was missing?

A. 30 - (27 + 2)

B. 29 - (27 + 1)

C. 5 - 3 - 1

D. 9 - 5 - 3

15. Which of the following calculations should the bellboy use to solve his puzzle?

A. 27 + 2 + 1 = 30

B. 30 - 5 = 27 - 2

C. 29 + 1 = 30

D. 30 - 1 = 29

Part 3 Long dialogs and multiple choice questions

16. What is Robert doing?

A. He is buying a lottery ticket.

B. He is looking at his lottery ticket.

C. He is looking at Jane's lottery ticket.

D. He is asking Jane to look at the wining lottery ticket.

17. Why doesn't Jane know the final result?

A. They won't announce the result until tomorrow.

B. They haven't drawn the winning numbers yet.

C. The horse race has not started yet.

D. The horse race has not finished yet.

18. Why does Jane feel lucky with that particular ticket?

A. It does not include an unlucky number like 13.

B. It does not include an odd number like 7.

C. It has her complete birth date in it.

D. It has her birthday in it.

19. What does Robert think about a Ferrari car?

A. It can be very expensive.

B. It runs fast.

C. It looks beautiful.

D. It is a safe car.

20. What does Jane think about the car?

A. It is cheap and of bad quality.

B. It is inexpensive and of good quality.

C. It is expensive and will cost her all the money.

D. It is expensive but she can still save some money.

Part 4 Short dialogs and blank filling

Questions 21 to 30 are based on the same passage or dialog.

Thomas: Bill, can you 21 . ?

Bill: 22 . ?

Thomas: I can't 23 . my family with my pay. They 24. too much.

Bill:I'm sorry,Thomas,I'm 25 . . But Brown is a banker. If you 26 . , he might be glad to help you.

Thomas: I'll 27 . trying to borrow money from that miser.

Bill: But Mrs. Brown is 28 . and ready to help. And she is the 29 . of a big company. Thomas: OK, I'll try 30 . with her.

新视野视听说第二册第八单元测试

试卷编号:B2-LS-U8-LC

Part 1 Short dialogs and multiple choice questions

(Each item: 1)

1. A. Warning the woman against walking at night. B. Offering to walk back with the woman.

C. Saying goodbye to the woman.

D. Telling the woman to be on guard.

2. A. He stole a mobile phone. B. He lost his purse.

C. He had his mobile phone stolen.

D. He is an annoying man.

3. A. She hopes to get back her laptop (笔记本电脑). B. She hopes to catch the thief.

C. She hopes Steve will get over his rage.

D. She hopes Steve will get some compensation.

4. A. None. B. One. C. Two D. Three.

5. A. Her bike was locked by the police. B. Her bike was damaged.

C. Her bike and lock were stolen.

D. Her bike pump was stolen.

Part 2 Short dialogs and blank filling

(Each item: 1)

Questions 6 to 18 are based on the same passage or dialog.

W: What do you think about your life here 6.____________ ?

M: Well, it's not too bad. I spend 7._______________ my time in an 8x10 cell(囚室), and you spend most of your time in a 6x8 8.___________________ .

W: That's a funny way of looking at 9. _______________________.

M: Here I get 10. _________________ a day. There in the office you 11.________________ for one meal and you have to pay for it.

W: You're getting more interesting.

M: In prison I can watch TV and 12.___________________ . At work you 13. _______________ for watching TV and playing games.

W: Go on. I'm 14. _______________.

M: Here in prison they 15. ________________ my family and friends to visit. In the office you can't even speak to your family and friends 16.__________________ . Now would you like to 17. _____________ with me?

W: 18. ____________________- what you've said, I'm afraid I wouldn't.

Part 3 Short passages and multiple choice questions

Questions 19 to 23 are based on the same passage or dialog.

19. What was Clive doing?

A. He was going out.

B. He was coming home.

C. He was presenting a report at a meeting.

D. He was sleeping.

20. What did the police officer see at the crime scene?

A. A young businessman lay in a pool of blood.

B. Clive's key was in the lock of the door.

C. Clive was dead.

D. All of the above.

21. What did the taxi driver NOT say?

A. He was just one block away from the scene.

B. He heard a loud noise.

C. He had the car window down.

D. He saw a parcel delivery truck nearby.

22. What did the delivery man say?

A. He guessed someone must have waited outside for Clive to come out.

B. He guessed someone must have followed Clive home.

C. He heard something like a car backfiring.

D. He saw the taxi driving fast away from the crime scene.

23. What strange thing did the delivery man say that caused the officer's suspicion?

A. He played the radio loud.

B. He did not hear anything.

C. He knew Clive was coming back home early in the morning.

D. He knew Clive was going to work early in the morning.

Part 5 Long dialogs and multiple choice questions

Questions 29 to 33 are based on the same passage or dialog.

29. What is the dialog mainly about?

A. The man tells the woman about the mugging he experienced.

B. The woman tells the man about the mugging she experienced.

C. The woman tells the man about the mugging her friend experienced.

D. The woman advises the man not to commit mugging.

30. What did the woman lose in the mugging?

A. Her trust in men and week's pay.

B. MasterCard, Visa card and sixty-six dollars.

C. Her ID, Visa card and sixty dollars.

D. Her sense of humor and fear of the dark.

31. When was the woman robbed?

A. Just before dawn in a dark alley.

B. At sunset on the sunny side of the street.

C. In broad daylight in a parking lot.

D. In the park during the day.

32. What can we learn from the woman's description of the mugger?

A. He is about 170cms tall and unusually fat.

B. He is a teenager with pale-blue eyes.

C. He is a tall, strong young man.

D. He is short, with brown eyes.

33. What does Jackie hope will happen to the mugger?

A. He spends the remaining years of his life in prison.

B. He reforms and becomes a useful citizen.

C. He apologizes to her next time they meet in the park.

D. He locks up his apartment at night.

Part 6 Vocabulary and Structure

Directions:Choose the right answer.

34. I was walking home from work when this woman ______ me right ____ my feet.

A. knocked ... away

B. knocked ... off

C. hit ... away

D. struck ... of

35. I'll just take off my left shoe _________ I walk through the park.

A. every time

B. every time when

C. in every time

D. in every time when

36. Many months had ______ and the border guard met the young man again.

A. gone off

B. gone away

C. gone by

D. gone through

37. The border guard asked the young man, "Just ____________, what were you smuggling?"

A. between me and you

B. between you and me

C. to tell me

D. from you to me

38. Blake wiped his hands ______ his clean jeans before shaking hands.

A. in

B. at

C. on

D. through

视听说第二册第九单元测试

试卷编号:B2-LS-U9-LC

Part 1 Short dialogs and multiple choice questions

(Each item: 1)

1. A. He lost is license. B. He was driving in the wrong direction.

C. He knocked down a woman.

D. He drove through a green light.

2. A. Drivers should follow the new law. B. Drivers should not forget the old rules.

C. Drivers will ignore the new law.

D. Drivers find the new law has saved a lot of lives.

3. A. They both think cyclists do not have to wear helmets.

B. They both think cyclists should wear helmets.

C. The man suggests wearing helmets while the woman thinks otherwise.

D. The woman suggests wearing helmets while the man thinks otherwise.

4. A. A taxi driver-a passenger. B. A driver-a friend.

C. A new driver-the trainer.

D. Mother-son.

5. A. They warned people against too much drinking.

B. They offered people more drinks than reasonable.

C. They welcomed the law that prohibited too much drinking.

D. They ignored the law that prohibited too much drinking.

Part 2 Short dialogs and blank filling

Jane: Peter, you shouldn't have 6.________________ the red light.

Peter: Sorry, but I'm tired. I want to get home 7._______________ early.

Jane: I told you not to drink so much. Your breath 8.__________________ alcohol. We'll get into trouble if we 9._______________ a policeman. Slow down a bit.

Peter: I’m only 10.___________________ 50.[They see a dog in the middle of the road.] Jane: 11._____________________- ! There's a dog ahead!

Peter: Oh, no! That damned dog! I almost 12.____________________ .

Jane: You almost hit the police car coming 13.______________________ !

Part 3 Short passages and multiple choice questions

14. What did the police officer find?

A. He found a crashed car and a dead body.

B. He found a crashed car and two dead bodies.

C. He found a crashed car and a monkey in it.

D. He found a crashed car with an injured man in it.

15. What happened when the officer was looking at the car?

A. The injured man called for help.

B. The injured woman called for help.

C. A monkey jumped out of the car.

D. A monkey came out of the woods.

16. How did the monkey motion the owners of the car had been drinking?

A. He pretended to turn up a can by his mouth.

B. He raised a can and poured the water out.

C. He drank some water.

D. He got some water from a can.

17. How did the monkey motion the owners of the car had been smoking?

A. He struck a match to light a cigarette.

B. He put a cigarette between his lips.

C. He put his fingers together and held them to his mouth.

D. He pretended to be smelling at something.

18. Who was driving the car at the time of the car crash?

A. The man.

B. The woman.

C. The monkey.

D. Nobody.

Part 5 Long dialogs and multiple choice questions

. Questions 24 to 28 are based on the same passage or dialog.

24. What happened to the man?

A. He had a major accident.

B. He had a small accident.

C. He drove back home without any problem.

D. He won a race.

25. What would happen to the driver if he talked on the cell phone while driving?

A. He would hit another car.

B. He would hit somebody walking across the street.

C. He would be accused by the police.

D. He would be put into prison.

26. What would the police charge the driver with?

A. Illegal driving.

B. Driving without concentration.

C. Drunk driving.

D. All of the above.

27. What encouraging words does the woman say?

A. The driver is not arrested.

B. The driver does not get a fine.

C. Nobody is hurt.

D. Nobody dies.

28. According to the dialog, what is the problem with drivers who have cell phones?

A. Their phones may beep a lot while there is a green light.

B. Their phones may beep a lot while the traffic is crowded.

C. They may not be aware of the fact that talking on the cell phone while driving is dangerous.

D. They want to talk more on the phone than usual.

Note: There is NO audio recording for the questions.

Part 6 Vocabulary and Structure

Directions:Choose the right answer.

29. Italian investigators are trying to discover what caused a small private plane to _________ a tall building Thursday.

A. crash into

B. crash with

C. clash into

D. clash with

30. The government said they had no evidence of a link to terrorism. ___________ official in Washington told the media that there was no information of a possible terrorist attack.

A. An intelligent

B. An intelligence

C. A data

D. A library

31. The chances of being injured in a car accident have risen to 1 in 75. I think that is worth ___________ seriously.

A. thought about

B. thought of

C. thinking out

D. thinking about

32. From now on I will _____ my seatbelt.

A. hook up

B. hook with

C. fasten with

D. tie up

33. The smartest man in the world ________ his feet and seized a parachute.

A. jumped

B. jumped from

C. jumped with

D. jumped to

视听说第二册第十单元测试

试卷编号:B2-LS-U10-LC

Part 1 Short dialogs and multiple choice questions

(Each item: 1)

1. A. It deserves to live. B. It should be killed immediately.

C. It is a harmful insect.

D. It is a black insect.

2. A. He has accepted a promotion. B. He has got a raise.

C. He is afraid of flying.

D. He is afraid of the woman.

3. A. She is concerned with the future rather than the present.

B. She is concerned with the present rather than the future.

C. She is afraid of the past.

D. She is afraid of the future.

4. A. She had nightmares almost every day. B. She welcomed her parents' visits.

C. She slept with her parents when she was happy.

D. She slept with her parents when she was afraid.

5. A. She saw a ghost. B. She is writing on a white sheet.

C. She was frightened by a big spider.

D. She was frightened by a small spider.

Part 2 Short dialogs and blank filling

(Each item: 1)

Tony: Nancy and Laura, just the 6.____________ I was looking for.

Laura: Well, Sherlock Holmes, you've just found us. 7.______________ ?

Tony: The Outdoor Club is going 8.____________________ this weekend. 9.__________ join us for an adventure?

Nancy: Gee, I'd like to go, Tony, but if 10. __________________, I wouldn't be able to 11._____________ my biology assignment, and it's 12._________________ on Monday. Laura: I could be interested, but will there be 13. ____________________? I hate snakes. They leave me 14.___________________ .

Tony: Probably not, Laura, we’ll be 15. _________________, and snakes don't much 16. ________________ the cold. But there are different kinds of snakes. 17._____________ like rattlers (响尾蛇), and friendly ones 18._____________________ garter snakes(乌蛇,乌梢蛇). You can't be afraid of the friendly snakes, 19.____________________-- ?

Laura: Well, if we encounter any snakes, friendly 20.________________- , you'll see 21.________________ I can 22. _____________.

Part 3 Short passages and multiple choice questions

(Each item: 1)

Questions 23 to 27 are based on the same passage or dialog.

23. Which of the following is true according to the speaker?

A. No one loves flying.

B. Only birds love flying.

C. Not everyone likes to fly.

D. Most people know how to deal with fear of flying.

24. According to the speaker, if one and his neighbor both fear flying, what can they do to lessen their fears?

A. Talk about one's courage in flying.

B. Share their fears with each other.

C. Break the ice with a firm handshake.

D. Walk across the aisle to talk to them

25. What is the advantage of bringing an MP3 player with you when flying?

A. It can create a small world of your own.

B. It can decrease the noise from the engine.

C. You can concentrate on the music you like.

D. All of the above.

26. What does the speaker finally suggest?

A. Do something difficult to forget the fear.

B. Do something interesting to forget the fear.

C. Try to forget the height.

D. Try to remember the height.

27. Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?

A. The Importance of Overcoming Fear of Flying.

B. Types of People Who Fear Flying.

C. Ways to Lessen Your Fear of Flying.

D. The Relationship between Fear and Types of Passengers.

Part 5 Long dialogs and multiple choice questions

Questions 33 to 37 are based on the same passage or dialog.

33. Where did the woman go?

A. She went to see a movie.

B. She went to see a concert.

C. She went to treat a patient.

D. She went to see a psychiatrist.

34. Which method did the woman try before?

A. Medicine.

B. Physical exercise.

C. More contact with spiders.

D. All of the above.

35. According to the woman, what will she do at the sight of a spider?

A. She will run as fast as she can.

B. She will stand there, unable to move.

C. She will step on it and kill it.

D. She will call for help.

36. How did the woman become afraid of spiders?

A. She killed a spider by accident.

B. She was bitten by a spider.

C. She saw a horror film about spiders when she was a child.

D. She saw a spider eating a mosquito.

37. What did the woman feel about spiders when she grew up?

A. She became less afraid of spiders.

B. She became even more afraid of spiders.

C. Her fear for spiders remained the same.

D. She started to like spiders.

Part 6 Vocabulary and Structure

38. Mary, some of us in the Outdoor Club are going _____________ this weekend. Want to join us?

A. camp

B. to camping

C. camping

D. under camp

39. I won't go with you to the mountain top. I'm scared _____________ of heights.

A. stiffly

B. stiff

C. stick

D. sticky

40. I know you're afraid of heights. But come anyway. You can _____________ the climbing.

A. skip

B. skip over

C. skip by

D. skip across

41. If I just stay in the camp and cook for you, it doesn't _____________ like much fun.

A. hear

B. listen

C. listen to

D. sound

42. The burglar must have heard me, and he rushed out of the window _____________ he came in.

A. the way

B. in the way

C. through the way

D. by the way

读写教程部分

读写教程第二册第八单元测试

试卷编号:b2-r-u8-lf1

Part 1 Understanding Long Conversations

(Each item: 1)

Questions 1 to 5 are based on the same passage or dialog.

1.A. How to become a professor. B. what to study in the future.

C. When best to talk to her parents.

D. Why she should study science.

2. A. History. B. Science. C. Germany. D. Parenthood.

3. A. What will be most important for her. B. What will help her go to Germany.

C. What will contribute the most to history.

D. What will give her a better chance to find work.

4. A. History is of equal importance. B. Job market is changing constantly.

C. Interest should be the decisive factor.

D. Science is of greater importance.

5. A. It is useful in getting a job. B. It is helpful in making a decision.

C. It is convincing to persuade her parents.

D. It is supportive to her studies.

Part 2 Understanding Passages

Questions 6 to 10 are based on the same passage or dialog.

6. A. Your class work. B. Your job. C. Your values. D. Your career.

7. A. Office work. B. Teacher. C. Engineering. D. Technical drawing.

8. A. Office work. B. Teacher. C. Engineering. D. Technical drawing.

9. A. Typing. B. Memorizing. C. Setting values D. Learning.

10. A. College. B. Technical school. C. Home by yourself. D. Job.

Part 3 Vocabulary and Structure

Directions:Choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B, C and D.

11. A ______ of territory had always been a wish of the ruler of that country.

A. introduction

B. expansion

C. intention

D. expectation

12. The _______ of the film star really disappointed her fans.

A. precious

B. absence

C. present

D. absent

13. You have to _______ all mistakes from the essay before you hand it in.

A. judge

B. display

C. reveal

D. eliminate

14. The middle-aged woman worried about her _______ future with no money and no family.

A. gloomy

B. bright

C. splendid

D. fearful

15. A _______ of robbers broke into the bank and took away all the money.

A. gather

B. school

C. rank

D. gang

16. I asked her the question as soon as I saw her, but she only gave me a(n) ______ answer instead of a definite one.

A. direct

B. implicit

C. clear

D. infinite

17. In some markets there may be only one seller. _____________ is to be avoided.

A. Situation as this

B. Such a situation

C. Such a situation of this kind

D. A situation of this

18. At first, the speaker was referring to the problem of pollution in the country, but halfway in her speech, she suddenly _____________ to another subject.

A. committed

B. changed

C. favored

D. transferred

19. A healthy life is frequently thought to be _____________ with the open countryside and home-grown food.

A. tied

B. bound

C. involved

D. associated

20. He was _____________ entry to the theatre for not being properly dressed.

A. denied

B. rejected

C. given

D. required

Part 4 Reading Comprehension (Multiple Choice)

Questions 21 to 25 are based on the same passage or dialog.

Sylvester and I are watching television advertisements because we need information for a class research project. We have to discuss realism and dreams in television advertising, and so we are looking for examples of things that are not true in television advertisements. The question we are asking is, "Is the advertisement true to life, or does it offer an unreal picture of the product?"

Sylvester is keeping track of the lies, and he already has quite a long list. He says that all housewives seem to live in lovely homes, dress beautifully, and love their household chores. They smile and boast about floor cleaners and proudly display their dirty clothes, dirty tabletops, and dirty children. In addition, he has never seen men doing housework. Sylvester thinks that this view of family life is filled with things that are not true.

I am keeping track of the people who appear in the advertisements. I have found handsome men chasing after beautiful women, and they are always recommending brand X toothpaste or brand Y cologne (科隆香水). I see teenagers and children with their friends, having wonderful time at parties and at school, and they are usually enjoying large, happy family gatherings. I think that these advertisements are also filled with things that aren't true.

Sylvester and I have discovered that much of American life is pictured unrealistically on television. Teenagers do not always have fun at parties, and very few people love doing chores. People do have problems but few of these are ever shown in advertisements. Instead, we watch Cinderella discover a miracle floor cleaner, finish the kitchen chores, and waltz off to the ball. Our heads are

filled with these dreams, and they also suggest that, for any problem, brand Z will provide the instant cure. Sylvester and I will have very few facts and a lot of dreams to write about in our research reports.

21. Why are the speaker and Sylvester watching television?

A. They are looking for good products.

B. They are trying to be like TV people.

C. They are interested in advertising.

D. They are doing a school project.

22. What are they trying to find out about TV advertisements?

A. Whether they tell the truth about life.

B. Whether they have both men and women.

C. Whether they show a good way to live.

D. Whether they are fair to women and men.

23. What does the author think about how teenagers are shown?

A. It is incomplete.

B. It is unrealistic.

C. It is true to life.

D. It is too boring.

24. Sylvester and the author have come to the conclusion that television advertising __________________.

A. truly reflects American life

B. lack in much imagination

C. seldom shows problems

D. gives great fun to children

25. The most suitable title for the passage is _____________________.

A. A Class Research Project on TV

B. American Life to Be Shown

C. Children Like to See Advertisements

D. Untrue things in TV Advertising

Part 5 Cloze (with Options)

Directions:Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer from the choices. Questions 26 to 45 are based on the following passage.

What is the meaning of life? I am sitting alone in a corner in an unremarkable little house in the dark to26_ _.(rack crack distress focus)my brains for an answer. I am 27.___ (contented inferior satisfied depressed.) I have just 28.___ (missed lacked lost gained) my job and my husband has recently left me. I am 35 years old.

It is 29__.( evident noticeable recognizable visible) that the meaning of life is to do what you are told 30.__( after until when yet )you are about 25 years old and then to marry who you are told to marry. If you are 31.__( favorable successful fortunate convenient), there is a brief period of being in love before 32.__( neither nor both either) your relatives or your husband tells you that it is your 33.___( duty plan dream job)to get pregnant and have children. You may have had a(n) 34.__ (encouraging promising amusing promoting) career with a good salary, but that is about to end. Your children will 35.__ (challenge question demand render)constant attention and you will be 36.___( presented rendered left performed )a housewife. You will recognize that your youth has passed and begin to grow old. 37. __(Understandably Actually Accordingly Appropriately), your husband will leave you for someone younger. My services as a wife are 38.___( no way no longer not so long as

before long) required.

The whole question 39__. (puzzles questions doubts disorders) me for a moment. How did I get to this point? I am not 40.__( right exact specific certain) that I can say that I have ever made a major 41.__(conclusion definition determination decision) on my own. I start to get depressed, but then I am 42.___( struck occurred beaten knocked)by something quite curious: freedom. There is no one 43. __(to say to tell to talk to speak )me what to do.

I am no longer 44. __(committed enclosed confined imprisoned )by the wisdom of my parents. I realize that my ambition had been to have a(n) 45.__( work trade business occupation)and freedom, not a husband and a stay-at-home lifestyle. The infinite possibilities excite me.

读写教程第二册第八单元测试2

试卷编号:b2-r-u8-lf2

Part 2 Understanding Passages

Questions 6 to 10 are based on the same passage or dialog.

6. A. Dignity and satisfaction. B. Dignity and priority. C. Freedom and priority. D. Satisfaction and freedom.

7. A. Dignity. B. Satisfaction. C. Freedom. D. Priority.

8. A. Big pay. B. Great freedom. C. Big enterprises. D. High satisfaction.

9. A. A deep sense of satisfaction. B. A deep sense of freedom.

C. A deep sense of priority.

D. A deep sense of dignity.

10. A. Having smaller responsibilities. B. Having bigger responsibilities.

C. Having immediate dignity.

D. Having immediate priority.

Part 3 Vocabulary and Structure

Directions:Choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B, C and D.

11. You can put on your jeans. It is just a(n) ______ party.

A. wonderful

B. incredible

C. formal

D. informal

12. I am not surprised at all that she chose the white skirt. She always has a _______ for white.

A. prefer

B. preferable

C. preference

D. preferred

13. This expert will _______ his remarks to e-business (电子商务) this time.

A. coordinate

B. render

C. confine

D. depict

14. Because he hates dishonesty he is _____________ on his children when they tell lies.

A. heavy

B. strong

C. hard

D. strict

15. Writing is a slow process, requiring _____________ thought, time, and effort.

A. reasonable

B. considerable

C. memorable

D. numerable

16. Students or teachers can participate in trips to lovely beaches around the island at regular ___________ .

A. gaps

B. rates

C. lengths

D. intervals

17. You should have been more patient _____ that customer; I'm sure that selling him the watch was a possibility.

A. with

B. for

C. of

D. at

18. It isn't cold enough for there ___________ a frost tonight, so I can leave Jim's car out quite safely.

A. would be

B. being

C. was

D. to be

19. Civilization as we know it today is in _____________ danger.

A. consistent

B. constant

C. consistently

D. constantly

20. There is a forecast that the _______ for a good crop harvest will be rather poor this year.

A. prospect

B. protection

C. proportion

D. promise

Part 4 Skimming and Scanning (True/False+Blank Filling)

Questions 21 to 30 are based on the same passage or dialog.

The Spelling of English

The spelling of English words is a problem that not even native-born users of the English language have ever been able to solve. Why should the same vowel (元音) sound be spelt differently in "siege" and in "seize"? Why should the same initial consonant (辅音) sound be spelt differently in "cat" and in "kitchen"? There are answers but the questions are not worth answering. One simply has to accept the reality that much of English spelling sometimes doesn't make much sense, is sometimes phonetic (语音的) (as in the purely phonetic spelling of the negative word "no"), and is sometimes the way it is because of history (as in "know", which sounds exactly the same as "no", but keeps an initial "k" which was lost from the spoken language hundreds of years ago).

Reform Attempts

Over the years, there have been some people who have wanted to make some changes in spelling. The American dictionary maker Noah Webster, in his first dictionary, gave up "silent letters" such as the "b" at the end of "thumb (拇指)", which he spelt phonetically as "thum". American readers were as cautious as the British. Modern Webster dictionaries spell the word "thumb", keeping the silent "b".

George Bernard Shaw left part of his large fortune to set up a phonetic alphabet for English. A team of language experts followed his wishes. But their book on the subject caused no enthusiasm. Use of a Dictionary in Spelling

English spelling continued unchanged. Publishing houses employ what they call "copy editors", experts in spelling, to tidy up the material written by hand of many best-selling authors who can write excellent stories but who cannot spell!

My advice is: keep a dictionary nearby. You do not lose face by using it. I can assure you that thousands of native English speakers would not write a page of their own language without a dictionary close at hand. Now that so many people are using computer programs that check spelling, dictionary searching is much easier. Perhaps one day the computer will do all the spelling for us but until then keep your dictionary nearby and use it all the time.

Doubling or Not?

Now for a useful spelling tip. It arose from a question I heard from a university graduate whose only language was native-born English.

Forgetting" but "budgeting"; "hoping" but "hopping"; "offering" and "buttering" but "transferring"; "targeted" but "omitted". Is there any way of deciding when and where not to double the final letter before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed"?

Here are a few rules. In words of one syllable (音节), if the vowel before the final consonant is long, no doubling of the final consonant is done before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed": hope, hoping, hoped; mate, mating, mated. If the vowel is short, then double the final consonant before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed': hop, hopping, hopped; mat, matting, matted.

In words of more than one syllable, if the vowel before the final consonant is long, follow the same "rule" as for words of one syllable, that is, no doubling of the final consonant before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed". For example: elope, eloping, eloped; emigrate, emigrating, emigrated.

In a word of more than one syllable, if the vowel before the final consonant is short, doubling or non-doubling of the final consonant depends on where the stress (voice emphasis) falls in speech. (In the following examples the syllable that carries the stress is printed in CAPITAL LETTERS). If the stress falls on the final syllable, then double the final consonant before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed": forGETTing, transFERRing, transFERRed. If the stress falls elsewhere, then do not double the final consonant before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed": BUDGeting, BUDGeted, GARDening, GARDened, OFFering, OFFered.

This will solve most of the problem. But spelling is not an exact science. There are grey areas. For example, the one-syllable word "bus" can become "busing", "bussing", "bused", and "bussed" all available, while a "foreign" borrowing like the word "focus" results in the variants "focusing", "focussing", "focused", and "focussed" all being acceptable.

Spelling Differences Between British English and American English

The final letter "l" goes its own way and performs differently in American English and in British English-"travelling" in the UK, "traveling" in the USA. American Express issues "travelers" cheques in US dollars and "travellers" cheques in English pounds. If in doubt, reach for the dictionary. But the above-mentioned general rule is a good general guide.

There are some other principal differences in spelling between British English and American English. Some words end in -tre in British English and -ter in American English, such as "centre" and "theatre" and "center" and "theater". Words like "colour" and "labour" end in -our in British English while in -or in American English. We need to pay attention to these differences in spelling.

21. The passage mainly describes the spelling differences between British English and American English.

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

22. "Know" and "no" have the same pronunciation but different spellings due to history.

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

23. Noah Webster felt very sorry about the failure of his efforts in changing the spelling of some words.

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

24. After some language experts failed in their attempts to change the English spelling, English spelling remained unchanged.

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

25. Native English speakers don't have to use a dictionary when they are writing.

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

26. If a verb of one syllable has a short vowel, we should double the final consonant before the addition of "-ing" or "-ed".

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

27. Though spelling isn't an exact science, there are always clear rules that we can always trust.

A. Y

B. N

C. NG

28. The word "focus" has two acceptable -ing forms and -ed forms because it is .

29. If you are not sure of the spelling, you should turn to the .

30. The differences in spelling between American English and British English requires us to .

Transcript: BCCAB

Is it better to be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond?

Sometimes we see two ponds: one is small and the other is big. In the small pond the big fish seem to enjoy great dignity and priority, while in the big pond a lot of small fish swim freely. It is also true in the case of work. Job hunters may have to decide whether to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond.

There are distinct differences between working in large or small enterprises. In large enterprises, you can derive a deep sense of satisfaction from being a member of a well-known organization. You may get well paid, have better training and good working conditions. And you can get in touch with advanced management.

In a small enterprise, however, you have bigger responsibilities that may bring immediate effect. Normally you are exposed to various experiences and are expected to do a great many things without much help or guidance.

Questions

1. What's the feeling of big fish in the small pond?

2. What's the feeling of small fish in the big pond?

3. What does big pond refer to?

4. What is the feeling of working in a large enterprise?

5. What is the feeling of working in a small enterprise?

读写第二册第九单元测试一

试卷编号:t1-u9-rw2-sc

考试时间:30 分钟

满分:40 分

Part 1 Word Dictation (略)

Part 2 Understanding Long Conversations

(Each item: 1)

Questions 6 to 10 are based on the same passage or dialog.

6. A. He has a cold. B. He has the flu. C. He has a stomachache. D. He has a fever.

7. A. Since Friday. B. Since Saturday. C. Since Sunday. D. Since Monday.

8. A. Three times a day with meals. B. Four times a day before meals.

C. Three times a day after meals.

D. Four times a day after meals.

9. A. Take herbal medicine. B. See another doctor. C. Eat chicken soup. D. Take herbal soup.

10. A. Talk to another friend. B. Listen to the woman's suggestion.

C. See the same doctor again.

D. Take a rest for some days.

Part 3 Understanding Passages

(Each item: 1)

Questions 11 to 15 are based on the same passage or dialog.

11. A. Causes of stress. B. Stress-related disorders.

C. Stress-reducing measures

D. Physical and mental exercises

12. A. Drinking coffee. B. Drinking alcohol.

C. Slow deep breathing.

D. Eating plenty of foods.

13. A. It can reduce your resistance to sickness. B. It can clear your mind.

C. It can prepare you for meditation.

D. It can be an effective way to lower stress.

14. A. Sickness. B. Mental processing. C. Emotions. D. Heart rate.

15. A. Inability to identify emotions. B. Inability to have emotions.

C. A loss of family and friends.

D. High blood pressure.

Part 5 Vocabulary and Structure

(Each item: 1)

. 21. I listened to Dr. Smith's lecture about the history of Britain, but I failed to understand its key ____________.

A. words

B. points

C. notes

D. message

22. ― Whom would you like to have __________ the pictures here?

― Only those who have approval can have pictures __________ here.

A. taken; taken

B. to take; taken

C. taken; take

D. take; taken

23. We __________ the shops and the post office as soon as we moved into the town.

A. located

B. assigned

C. delivered

D. placed

24. This is an illness that can result in total blindness ________ left untreated.

A. after

B. if

C. since

D. unless

25. ― Why did you go to the wrong office?

― Well, I forgot which room I was _______ to go to.

A. demanded

B. hoped

C. supposed

D. suggested

26. I'm very sorry to have __________ you with so many questions on such an occasion.

A. benefited

B. offended

C. impressed

D. bothered

27. He will agree to do what you require __________ him.

A. of

B. from

C. to

D. for

28. We love peace, yet we are not the kind of people to yield ________ any military pressure.

A. up

B. to

C. in

D. at

29. There are many tall trees on _________ side of the street.

A. both

B. either

C. all

D. each

30. This research has attracted wide _________ reportage and has been shown on BBC television's Tomorrow's World.

A. message

B. information

C. media

D. data

Part 6 Cloze (without Options)

(Each item: 1)

Questions 31 to 40 are based on the same passage or dialog.

My father died after five years of marriage. My mother didn't have any money after he died. She had three babies to care for and lots of 31._______ to pay. She had just started college, but she had to 32._______ to look for work. When we lost our house a couple of months later, she was left with nothing but 33._______ pieces of a life to pick up. My insane grandmother who was dying had to be 34._______ and we all had to take shelter with her brother Allen. She eventually found work as a grocer at a 35._______ at ten dollars a week.

Mother, although hopeful that I would make millions, never 36._______ herself about my abilities to do so, and so she pushed me toward working with words from an early age.

Words 37._______ in her family. The most spectacular proof was my mother's first cousin Edwin. He was managing 38._______ of The New York Times and had gained a name for himself while 39._______ the Cuban Missile Crisis. She often used Edwin as an example of how far an 40._______ man could get without much talent.

读写第二册第九单元测试二

试卷编号:t2-u9-rw2-sc

考试时间:40 分钟

满分:40 分

Part 1 Word Dictation (略)

Part 2 Sentence Dictation

(Each item: 1)

Directions:In this section you'll hear some sentences. In each sentence there is a word or phrase missing. Fill in the blanks while listening to the sentences.

6. He changed his pounds for the ______ amount of dollars.

7. The police ______ him to make him admit to the crime.

8. When people are ______ , they are put away in mental hospitals to be cured.

9. She ______ newspapers all over the floor and I have to pick them up.

10. New members of the party felt they had been ______ by the old guard.

Part 3 Understanding Long Conversations

(Each item: 1)

Questions 11 to 15 are based on the same passage or dialog.

11. A. Extreme stress. B. Heart attack. C. Declining health. D. Hair loss.

12. A. It might not look real. B. It might fall off his head.

C. It might be funny to people.

D. It might cause women not to kiss him.

13. A. Because medical treatment is cheap.

B. Because medical treatment is very effective.

C. Because there are some new advances in medicine.

D. Because it is better than wearing a toupee.

14. A. He feels medical treatment is still unproven for his condition.

B. He is worried about the side effects of the medication.

C. He thinks the treatment is too expensive.

D. He feels medical treatment will last too long.

15. A. He will continue to look for other solutions to his problem.

B. He will decide to visit a doctor at his sister's urging.

C. He will finally accept the state of his condition.

D. He will go to the store and buy a new toupee.

Part 4 Understanding Passages

(Each item: 1)

Questions 16 to 20 are based on the same passage or dialog.

16. A. They were very brilliant and achieved much.

B. They had no uncles and aunts and parents to live with them.

C. They were very poor and had few food schools to attend.

D. They were never willing to depend on others.

17. A. I can make you a great man. B. I can help you become a great man

C. I can make others the same as you.

D. You can't make yourself a great man without my help.