1.Throughout his life Vincent van Gogh was poor, often hungry, and ill. When he died in 1890 at the age of 37, it
seemed that his work would be forgotten. All that has changed, and Vincent is now perhaps the most famous painter of
all. In 1990 his painting “Dr. Gachet” was sold in New York for over $82 million, making it one of the most expensive
pictures in the world. Van Gogh’s paintings are colorful, bold, and showing strong feelings. Although painted more than
100 years ago they caught the world in an exciting way. Yet this skill had to be learned and practiced. In this book we
will review Vincent’s development from beginner to great artist. We will also tell the story of his life and explain how his
major works came to be created. You can see the way he painted when you read this book, and you can try out some of
the same methods. 【題組】36 When was Vincent van Gogh born?
(A) In 1837 (B) In 1853 (C) In 1906 (D) In 1927
2.【題組】37 What can we learn about “Dr. Gachet” from this passage?
(A)“Dr. Gachet” was sold before Van Gogh died. (B)“Dr. Gachet” was a very expensive picture.
(C)“Dr. Gachet” taught Van Gogh how to draw pictures. (D)“Dr. Gachet” made Van Gogh a rich artist.
3.【題組】38 Which is true about Vincent van Gogh from this passage?
(A)He was remembered for his paintings. (B)He read lots of books on medicine.
(C)He met Dr. Gachet in New York. (D) He wrote books on how to draw pictures.
4.【題組】39 According to the passage, what made Vincent van Gogh a great artist?
(A) He was hungry and ill. (B)He painted with strong feelings and good skill.
(C) His work has been forgotten by people. (D) He made a lot of money while he was alive.
6.41 Man: I think there are some more kids at the door. Do we have any more candy?
Woman: Of course we do.
Woman: Well, what have we here? A monster, a ghost, and who are you?
(A)Happy New Year! (B) Trick or treat! (C) Merry Christmas! (D)Happy birthday!
7.42 John: May I speak to Tom, please?
Tom’s Mom: He’s not home. _________
John: No, thanks. I’ll call him later.
(A)Can I have your phone number? (B)Will you hold on for a moment?
(C)Would you like to leave a message? (D) Will you call him thirty minutes later?
8.43 George: Hi, Tina. ________?
Tina: Sure, of course. But you have to give it back to me by tomorrow.
George: Sure. I will. I won’t forget.
(A)Could I borrow your bicycle (B)Do I lend you my bicycle
(C) How do I give you my bicycle (D)When can I loan you my bicycle
9.Since 1945 there has been an important change in cities in the United States and Canada─the growth of shopping
centers. Before World War II (1939-1945), cities _____44_____ department stores, other smaller stores, and offices. These
were in the center of the city, _____45_____ downtown. Around downtown there were areas with houses and apartments.
After World War II, as cities grew bigger and bigger, it became more and more difficult to drive downtown to go
shopping. Store _____46_____ decided they could do more business if they left downtown and moved closer to the new
areas with houses and apartments. _____47_____ , today we find large and small shopping centers on the main streets of those
areas. A large shopping center has fifty to one hundred stores of all kinds _____48_____ a large parking lot for cars around
it, and parking in the parking lot is free. Downtown in most cities is not as important as it was before 1945.
【題組】44 (A)have (B) had (C)which have (D) that had