—Simon failed the exam again.
—That's not surprising. Computer games too much of his time.
A.take out B.take away C.take off D.take up
When the natural park ________ , it will be a good place for people to play and relax.
A.has completed B.will complete C.is completed D.will be completed
_______ did the winner of the bicycle race ride? At the speed of 40 kilometers an hour.
--What did he ask on the phone just now?
--He wanted to know ___________.
A.when the meeting will start B.what I was going to say at the next meeting
C.how long would the meeting last D.who is the host of the meeting
—________ hard work it is!
—Yes, but he seems _____ to do it.
A.What a, happy B.What, happy C.What a, happily D.How, happy
—Do the dishes, Mike, or I will tell mum!
A.Mind your own business B.You are welcome
C.It’s your duty D.Never mind
请认真阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的A, B, C, D四个选项中，选出最佳选项。
On a trip to California, my family stopped for lunch. As we walked toward the entrance to the restaurant, a man with messy and dirty hair opened the door for us and greeted us in a friendly way.
Once inside, my daughters whispered, “Mum, he _________.” After we ordered our lunch, I told the kids to look _________ the appearance. The day I became a mother, I had decided to set a good example for my children. Sometimes when things didn’t go right, being a good example was hard. When our meal arrived, I realized I had left the car-sick pills in the truck. With the windiest(蜿蜒的) trip ahead, the _________ needed them, so I went for them.
Just then, the “doorman” was opening the door for a couple. They rushed past him without even looking at him. Letting them in first, I said a loud “thank you” to him as I was drawing near.
When I returned, we talked a bit. He said he was not allowed inside _________ he bought food. I went back and told my family his _________. Then I asked our waitress to add one soup and sandwich. The kids looked at me _________ as we had already eaten. When I said the order was for the “doorman”, they smiled. When it was time to _________ our trip, I noticed the “doorman” enjoying his meal. Upon seeing me, he stood up and thanked me heartily. He then _________ his hand for a handshake and I gratefully _________. I suddenly noticed the tears in his eyes.
While we can’t choose many things in life, we can choose when to show thanks. I said thanks to a man who had __________ helped open a door for me, and also said thanks for that chance to teach my children by example.
1.A.smokes B.smiles C.tastes D.smells
2.A.beyond B.over C.around D.into
3.A.kids B.couple C.man D.waitress
4.A.before B.unless C.though D.since
5.A.story B.purpose C.experience D.requirement
6.A.in turn B.in danger C.in doubt D.in fear
7.A.make B.start C.take D.continue
8.A.reached B.washed C.raised D.gave
9.A.pushed B.accepted C.missed D.refused
10.A.carefully B.simply C.specially D.patiently
1.How many chapeters are there in the Contents?
A.98 B.6 C.5 D.7
2.What's the main idea of "How It All Began"?
A.Pancakes have a long and interesting history. B.Pancakes are made from butter and eggs.
C.People needn't make pancakes today. D.Pancakes were eaten only in the past.
An INTERESTING experiment
It takes a little skill to do this experiment, but the result is truly SURPRISING.
What do you need?
? Several rubber balloons
? Wooden skewer（木签）
? Vegetable oil
? Paper towel
Blow up a balloon, let some of the air out of it, and tie it closed.
Rub some oil on skewer with paper towel.
Gentle twist（搓捻）and push skewer into end of balloon opposite the knot. If balloon pops（爆 炸），go back to Step 1.
When skewer is in balloon, slowly twist and push it out of balloon near knot.
What will happen?
The balloon does not pop, even though it has a skewer in it.
Why won’t it pop?
? Rubber is made out of long chains of molecules （分子）.
? The skewer pushes these molecules aside.
? The molecules mix with the oil and they stick together tightly.
? The oil on the skewer seals the hole and air cannot get out.
1.Which is the most suitable word for “ ▲ ”?
A.Topic B.Result C.Step 5 D.Reason
2.What can we infer（推断）from the passage?
A.It’s easy to push a skewer into and out of a balloon when doing the experiment.
B.You’d better blow as much air as possible into a balloon to make it big enough.
C.There’s no need for you to use the oil and paper towel while doing the experiment.
D.It’s hard for the air to get out of the hole as molecules and oil stick together.
That morning, we noticed a cab following Sir Henry and Dr.Mortimer in London. But who?
We went to Sir Henry's hotel. Holmes asked Dr. Mortimer if anyone with a black beard lived in or near Baskerville Hall.
“Yes," said Dr.Mortimer,“Barrymore. "
“We must send a telegram to check whether Barrymore is in London or at Baskerville Hall," said Holmes.
Sir Henry said he wanted to go to Baskerville Hall.
“OK”, said Holmes. “But you mustn't go alone. Watson can go with you. "
Sir Henry and I agreed to take the 10:30 train on Saturday.
Holmes thought deeply on the way home: the story of the Hound, Sir Charles's death, the strange letter, the missing boot and the black-bearded man. He sat in his room all afternoon, smoking and thinking.
Just before dinner, a telegram arrived. It said,“Barrymore is at Baskerville Hall. "
“That becomes a dead end, Watson. We will have to look for another way to go forward.
Just then the door bell rang. It was the cab driver who drove the man with the black beard. “I got a message that you are asking for me", he said. “I've never had a complaint. I came here to ask you what you had against me! ”
“No, no, ”said Holmes.“ Instead, I'll give you money if you tell me about the man in your cab this morning. He watched this house at 10:00 and then told you to follow the two gentlemen. "
The driver looked surprised and then answered,“The man said he was a detective and that I shouldn't tell anyone about him. "
“It's serious, my friend, and you may be in trouble if you refuse to answer.”
“His name,” said the driver, “was Sherlock Holmes. "
I'd never seen Holmes more surprised. Then he laughed. “He scored against me that time, Watson. "
The driver told us everything he knew. Holmes gave him the money and sent him away. “This is a dangerous enemy, Watson.”
—Taken from The Hound of the Baskervilles
1.According to the passage, the underlined phrase “dead end” in Paragraph 10 means_______.
A. Holmes wanted to give up solving the case
B. the road in front of Baskerville Hall was closed
C. the cab driver didn't find his way and turned round
D. they didn't know who the man with a black beard was
2.According to the passage, we can know that the cab driver__________.
A. was as dangerous as the black-bearded man
B. received a complaint from the black-bearded man
C. didn't know why Holmes asked for him at the beginning
D. didn't tell Holmes anything about the black-bearded man
3.By the sentence “He scored against me that time”, Holmes means “The man gained an advantage over me by_______.”
A. watching this house at ten o’clock
B. following Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer
C. telling the driver his name was Holmes
D. asking the driver to keep his secret
4.Which of the following is the correct order according to the passage?
a. Holmes received the telegram.
b. The cab driver came to see Holmes.
c. Watson was asked to go with Sir Henry.
d. Holmes was surprised and then laughed.
e. Watson and Sir Henry took the 10:30 train.
A. cabde B. ceabd C. abcde D. acebd