1.George could see that he wasn’t going to get the support he needed, so he handed in his ___________ immediately.
(A)contribution (B)resignation (C)enthusiasm (D)optimism
2.The fierce lion is kept in the ____________ for safety reasons. Don’t go near it.
(A)cage (B)camp (C)playground (D)farm
3.The construction of the tunnel has helped ____________ the distance between the two cities.
(A)tighten (B)recover (C)escape (D)shorten
4.She told herself that she would be satisfied with ____________ she could get.
(A)whenever (B)wherever (C)whatever (D)however
5.John’s never talked to a foreigner, ____________ ?
(A)has he (B)will he (C)is he (D)was he
6.Eliza failed the math exam again. She ____________ much harder before taking it last week.
(A)need to study (B)ought to study (C)should have studied (D)must have studied
7.Robert: You look lost. Can I help you?
Jane: It’s right around the corner. See the tall building over there?
(A)Please don’t ask. I’d rather not talk about it.
(B)No, thank you. I know the place like the back of my hand.
(C)Yes, please. I lost three hundred dollars. Could you lend me some money?
(D)Oh, yes. Please tell me how to get to the post office.
8.Jamie: How long does it take you to get to the office from your apartment? Daisy: _____________________________________
Jamie: That’s not too bad.
(A)About five kilometers. (B)About twelve thousand dollars.
(C)About half an hour. (D)About twenty degrees Celsius.
9.Penguins are birds, but they cannot fly. However, they swim very fast.
They can swim _____1_____ a speed of more than 15 miles per hour. While swimming,
penguins use their feet _____2_____ rudders to help them turn. Penguins feed on
animals in the sea, such as fish, _____3_____, and shrimp-like creatures. The
penguins' spiky tongues help them hold on to the slippery fish. All penguins
have very strong beaks, _____4_____ they also use to defend themselves against enemies.
There are 17 different kinds of penguins, but not all live in the ice and
snow. For example, the fairy penguin lives along the shores and islands of
southern Australia and New Zealand. 【題組】1 (A)for (B)on (C)about (D)at
10.【題組】2 (A)because (B)as (C)and (D)but
11.【題組】3 (A)squid (B)eagle (C)cheetah (D)kangaroo
12.【題組】4 (A)which (B)that (C)who (D)they
13.One of the nice things about the city of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is that it has a number of large museums. People who live there can visit one of the fine national museums many times during the year. Although some exhibits are permanent, there are also many special travelling exhibits which are only shown for a short period of time. The entrance fees are not expensive, and they have special rates for groups. So if you like art, natural sciences, technology, American Indian history, or just want to take a walk inside a nice clean air-conditioned museum at a reasonable price, museum visiting is one of the best pastimes. 【題組】
The writer of this excerpt likes Washington, D.C. mainly because .
(A)it is a very large city (B)it has some good museums
(C)it is the capital city of the United States (D)it is her hometown
14.【題組】According to the passage, the price of visiting museums in Washington, D.C. is .
(A)too high (B)not high enough (C)just about right (D)too cheap
15.【題組】According to the passage, a “special exhibit” in a museum is one which is .
(A)only temporary (B)very expensive (C)always on display (D)not open to the public