9.Debby: I’ve got two complimentary tickets for the première of the movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Would you like to join me?
Pam: I’d be glad to, but __________________________________________
Debby: What a shame. Never mind. I’ll ask Laura if she can go with me.
(A)I don’t have money. (B)I’m in no mood to study.
(C)I have to brush up on my physics tonight. (D)I insist on going Dutch.
10.Peter: My hands really itch. I can’t stop scratching them.
Robert: It looks like a rash. Are you allergic to anything?
Peter: ________________________It never happened to me before.
(A)I have it only once in a while. (B)There are too many mosquitoes.
(C)I’m not sure. (D)I eat too many shrimps.
11.Maybe it was those long Swedish winters. More than three generations ago, Swedish adults, struggling with the ____41____ of the endless cold nights, began forming “study circles.” They gathered informally to talk about subjects ____42____ from Egyptian art to foreign languages like English. When the Social Democrats gained power in the 1930s, the study circle was ____43____ a matter of national policy. “In Sweden you learn ____44____ you live,” says Barbro Wickberg, an official in the Swedish Education Ministry. Today the government pays 40 percent of the cost of study circles nationwide.
The Swedes have not just created a society of liberal-arts students. Their adult education is also about jobs. The country doesn’t spend very much on cash benefits for the unemployed; ____45____ , it lavishes money on training programs and grants for trainees. “We recognize we have to take care of people in our society. They may as well do something useful,” says Berit Rollen, director of Sweden’s National Employment Training Board.
【題組】41 (A)purpose (B)strength (C)boredom (D)freedom
16.Spring is the most beautiful time of the year to visit Rome—flowers begin to bloom, café tables reappear on bustling sidewalks, and crowds of summer tourists are yet to arrive.
Before dawn, head up to the Janiculum Hill to catch the sunrise. From here you’ll be able to see the Vatican, Pantheon, Colosseum, and Borghese Gardens. Then you can stroll through the oldest morning market, Campo di Fiori, to pick up some fresh fruit and flowers. Proceed from the Campo towards the Pantheon. Built in A.D. 124 as a temple to all the gods of Rome, the Pantheon remains today as a Catholic church and a tomb for Italian celebrities, such as the artist Raphael and King Vittorio Emmanuelle II. Around the Pantheon, you can’t miss the best Italian coffee. Romans are passionately divided as to who makes the best cup: Sant Eustachio, steps behind the Pantheon, or Tazza d’Oro, a few feet in front of the Pantheon. Take your coffee in the traditional Italian way: standing up at the bar.
Spend the rest of the morning exploring St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Vatican City is full of extraordinary artworks and monuments of history. Don’t forget to climb to the top of St. Peter’s for an incredible view.
In the afternoon, head to the Borghese for a leisurely stroll through the garden. If you are in the mood for shopping, head down the Via Babuino towards the Spanish Steps. Essential to any afternoon in Rome are a few scoops of ice cream. Go to the renowned Giolitti, in the Piazza Colonna, and try their 40 flavors of ice cream. You may see Italian politicians flocking here between their government meetings.
【題組】Who is most likely to be the writer of this article?
(A)an Italian chef (B)a travel guide (C)a politician (D)a physicist
19.【題組】Which statement about the Pantheon is true?
(A)Raphael’s tomb is in there. (B)It was built more than 2,000 years ago.
(C)Today the Pantheon is a well-known museum. (D)It was designed by king Vittorio Emmanuelle II.
20.【題組】Which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A)Spring is the best season to visit Rome.
(B)The best Italian cafés are near the Vatican Museum.
(C)The Janiculum Hill and St. Peter’s provide great views of Rome.
(D)Italian people like to stand up at the bar and have their coffee.