21.61. A: _____________ B: It reads, “Not a through street.”
(A) Excuse me. Is this First Street? (B) Can you read the news for me?
(C) Do you see what the sign says? (D) Which way should we take, right or left?
22.62. A: I’m tired of getting up early to fix your breakfast every day.
B: _____________There’re convenience stores everywhere.
(A) I’ll learn how to cook. (B) I can make you an omelet.
(C) I can take care of it myself. (D) You’re out of milk. I’ll buy some for you.
23.63. A: You two look so much alike. I’ll bet you two are related.
(A) Don’t be fooled by her looks. (B) You’re right. She is my cousin.
(C) She’s been traveling by herself. (D) Can I take a picture for you?
24.64. A: Oh, no, the picnic is cancelled because of the rain.
B: Cheer up, and try to look on the bright side. A: You’re right. _____________
(A) Picnicking is boring. (B) It never rains but it pours.
(C) At least now we have time for a movie. (D) I’m wondering if it will ever stop raining.
26.66. A: My Chinese is terrible. What can I do?
B: You know what they say: _____________
A: Ah! That’s what my mother used to tell me when I was learning to play the piano.
(A) Honesty is the best policy. (B) Time is money.
(C) Practice makes perfect. (D) Two heads are better than one.
27.67. A: Hello! May I speak to Dr. Anthony Hill?
A: I found your wallet. It was on a bus seat.
B: Oh, great! I thought it had been stolen.
(A) Speaking. (B) Who’s speaking?
(C) May I take your message? (D) Sorry! He’s not here.
28.68. A: Janet is such a great musician. B: _____________
(A) Yeah, I wish I were blessed with her talent. (B) It’s my favorite kind of music, too.
(C) No, I’d rather be an artist. (D) I also want to be a magician.
30.70. A: Well, I generally disagree with this new policy. B: _____________
(A) Why do you think it’s a good idea? (B) I’m pretty positive about it, too.
(C) I’m completely in favor of it as well. (D) Can you be more specific, please?
31.According to the polls, there is one thing that people fear more than dying, namely speaking in front of people.
Everyone has to go through the process of conquering this fear, we call “stage fright,” 71 politicians, actors, and
singers. Overcoming stage fright is a lot like learning a new language. It takes time and practice, and any time you spend
practicing will be time well-spent 72 learning to face and overcome fear is an ability that will serve you well. If you
work in business, 73 , you may be asked to teach new office recruits how to do something, or you might need to
explain a product to visiting customers. Outside of work, you might be asked to say a few words aft er receiving an award
or giving a 74 at a friend’s wedding. The point is you never know when you will be asked to speak 75 . So face
your fear and always be ready to say something clearly and with confidence. 【題組】
71. (A) includes (B) included (C) inclusive (D) including
36.A recent study conducted at a university in the United States showed that laughing helps blood vessels work more
efficiently in the same way that exercise does. Doctors don’t suggest that people stop exercising, but instead encourage
everyone to try laughing for fifteen minutes a day. The scientists still don’t know why laughing is so healthy, however. Is
it because beneficial chemicals are released from your brain when you laugh? Or is it because laughing exercises your
abdominal muscles and lungs and increases the amount of oxygen in your blood?
Another benefit of laughing is that it boosts the immune system by increasing the body’s ability to fight off colds and
the flu, so people who laugh more often get sick less often. Laughing can also lower blood pressure and can reduce stress
hormones. Laughter causes the release of the body’s natural painkillers, so people with headaches and other pain feel
better after laughing. In another study, nurses told jokes to some patients after medical treatment. The patients who were
told jokes reported less pain than those who were not told jokes.
Most hospitals have laughter departments these days. For sick children, some hospitals have clown doctors. These are
not real doctors, but are actors dressed as clowns with white faces, bright red noses, col orful costumes, and very big shoes.
They have funny names and sometimes sing songs or do magic tricks. It’s frightening for children to be sick in hospital
because they are away from their home and family, and often they don’t understand their illness. Clown doctors help them
to laugh and feel happier while they receive their treatment. Adult patients love them, too! 【題組】
76. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a benefit brought by laughing?
(A) Lowering blood pressure. (B) Improving the body’s ability to fight colds and the flu.
(C) Reducing the risk of getting lung cancer. (D) Reducing hormones that cause stress.
37.【題組】77. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Scientists are still not certain about why laughing is healthy.
(B) Instead of exercising, people should laugh for fifteen minutes a day.
(C) Laughter helps patients feel less pain after their medical treatment.
(D) Those who have a headache can feel better after a good laugh.
39.【題組】79. According to the passage, which of the following statements about clown doctors is true?
(A) They are dressed as real doctors.
(B) They make the children in the hospital feel happier and less frightened.
(C) They are real doctors dressed as clowns.
(D) They are popular among children but are not welcomed by adults.