8.38. Mr. Lin: Hello, may I speak to Mr. Wang, please?
Ms. Chen: ______ Would you like to leave a message?
Mr. Lin: I’ll call him later. Thank you.
(A)Hold on, please. (B)Sorry, wrong number.
(C)He is not available right now. (D)I will put you through.
9.39. Danny: What’s the matter? You really look down.
Danny: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world.
(A)I am in a fever of excitement.
(B)My boss was mad at me for making a mistake.
(C)I never look down upon you.
(D)You must have got out of bed on the wrong side.
10.40. Gary: How was your trip to Thailand?
Janet: Awful. I spent most of my time in the hotel.
Janet: It was raining heavily when I was there.
Gary: That was too bad.
(A)Was it fun? (B)How come?
(C)Why won’t you go out? (D)Which hotel?
12. We know that, for the most part, the bigger people’s muscles are, the stronger they are. Can it be said, then, that the larger or heavier people’s brains are, the smarter they are? The answer is no. There are only two animals that have larger brains than human beings: the whale and the elephant. Yet in proportion to _____1______ , a person’s brain is larger. An average human brain usually weighs about 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds), and the weight of the whole body is only about 40 to 50 times _____2______ . The whale’s body, on the other hand, is thousands of times heavier than its brain, _____3______ the elephant’s body is about 500 times as heavy. We know that geniuses have existed who _____4______ very large brains, but there have been others whose brains are small. Hence, we may conclude that large or heavy brains do not seem to ensure great intelligence. 【題組】
1 (A)height (B)intelligence (C)body size (D)life span
16. With just a few minutes left before school was to start, my six-year-old, Dustin, was pouting. “I don’t want to go,” he said. As he entered first grade, he began to hate school. What’s going on?
Every kid occasionally grumbles about school. But five to ten percent of kids dislike it so much that they don’t want to _____1______ it. “If a child seems depressed or _____2______ about school, fakes illness to stay home, repeatedly winds up in the nurse’s or principal’s office, or refuses to talk about large chunks of the school day, you should be concerned,” say school psychologists Michael Martin and Cynthia Waltman-Greenwood. _____3______ , you can usually solve the problem—sometimes very easily. In our case, my husband and I visited Dustin’s class and noticed that the teacher, fresh out of college, _____4______ only on kids who scrambled to sit right under her nose. Dustin, who generally sat near the back, was _____5______. We simply told him to move up front. He did, and his enthusiasm returned.
【題組】1 (A)tend (B)attend (C)contend (D)pretend