You’re invited to attend Rachel and John’s housewarming party at 7 Worthworth Road, Lancaster on Sunday, May 25. The party will begin at 11:30 am. We will have a pot luck lunch or ______1______ for those who has just got up. But you can also bring along your ______2______ food or anything you would like to share with us. House wine and homemade cheese are particularly welcome! We will also ______3______ food to those who do not eat meat or dairy products. You do not need to dress up. Wear ______4______ you find comfortable. After the meal, songs and dances will be performed. And there are a lot more 45______ coming up on the day. Therefore, don’t hesitate to join us for this special occasion. Do come and enjoy yourselves!
Rachel and John Dickenson
【題組】1 (A)loss (B)dinner (C)brunch (D)napkin
11. A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air. “Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. “I am a panda,” he says, at the door. “Look it up.” The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation. “Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal. Native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.” So, punctuation really does matter, even if it is only occasionally a matter of life and death.
In 2003 Lynne Truss published Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. The book became a runaway success in the U.K., hitting number one on the best-seller lists and prompting extraordinary headlines such as “Grammar Book Tops Bestseller List” (BBC News). This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. The above passage is printed on its back cover.
【題組】Eats, Shoots and Leaves became a bestseller because it is a book about .
(A)the long-time misuse of punctuation (B)an endangered species in China
(C)a panda who runs away successfully after shooting (D)a panda who speaks human language
12.【題組】With the comma deleted between the words “eats” and “shoots” in “Eats, shoots and leaves,” the new phrase “Eats shoots and leaves” means the panda eats .
(A)the gun bullets before he leaves (B)the badly punctuated wildlife manual
(C)the sandwich made with bamboo shoots fillings (D)the new growing of bamboo leaves
13.【題組】The sentence “Punctuation really does matter, even if it is only occasionally a matter of life and death” means that .
(A)a misplaced punctuation kills a panda
(B)punctuation gives the panda an excuse to kill
(C)a tiny change in the use of punctuation may change the meaning significantly
(D)punctuation matters only in matters of life and death
14.【題組】In this book the author Lynne Truss .
(A)is nothing but a great lover of pandas
(B)is making a big fuss over small useless things
(C)has called up people’s attention to the right use of punctuation
(D)has spent much time writing extraordinary headlines