21.Many people agree that a dog is more faithful than most other animals—even more faithful than many people. There are many stories about how a dog helps people in their daily lives. A well-trained dog, _____21_____ , may bring the newspaper to his owner, or he may take the garbage out. A seeing eye dog can _____22_____ the way for a blind person, or he may bark for help when his owner is in danger. Many doctors say that _____23_____ can make an old, weak, and sad person become more active. An active dog always brings joy and _____24_____ to a lonely person, who does not have any friends or relatives _____25_____ . With the help and love of a faithful dog, the dog owner sometimes becomes more independent.
【題組】21 (A)as a result (B)for example (C)in addition (D)on the contrary
26.Chile’s Atacama desert has been “super dry”--and has remained so--longer than any other place on Earth. The desert only sees rain two _____26_____ four times a century. Flies do not exist there because there is nothing to eat. There are no trees, no lakes, no little animals _____27_____ . Some areas have been dry for almost 40 million years. In some places of the desert, there are no human records of a single drop of rain. It is _____28_____ dry that when a person dies, his body does not go rotten. The desert is the only place in the world _____29_____ saltpeter can be found. Saltpeter is easily mixed with water and disappears in the water so the desert is perfect for _____30_____ it. In fact, scientists have found that the dry river beds in the desert have had no water running through them for 120,000 years.
【題組】26 (A)to (B)for (C)through (D)more than
32.32 A: Could you run over to the store? We need a few things.
B: ________ What do you want me to get?
A: Well, could you pick up some sugar and a few oranges?
(A)You are welcome. (B)No problem. (C)I couldn’t. (D)I’m afraid not.
34.34 Linda: Alex, it’s your turn to do the dishes, isn’t it?
Linda: You know very well that I did the dishes last night.
(A)How do you like the dish of strawberries? (B)Is it? I don’t remember.
(C)No problem. Let’s go out for dinner tonight. (D)I wonder why you don’t like the dishes.
37.37 Martin: I did terribly at the math exam. I don’t think I will pass.
James: ___________ You’ve spent too much time playing the computer games lately.
(A)You’ll survive. (B)You’ll catch up with it.
(C)You are welcome. (D)It serves you right.
38.38 John: How often do you exercise?
John: That’s great. No wonder you keep in good shape.
(A)I go jogging every morning. (B)I do many kinds of exercises.
(C)I eat out almost every day. (D)I always go shopping during the weekends
40.40 Mary: How much juice would you like?
Mary: No problem. We’ve plenty.
(A)Thanks. Don’t give up. (B)Yes, some bread.
(C)Apple juice, please. (D)Would you please fill up the glass?
41.John, an eleven-year-old boy, was unhappy because Grandpa was going to be sent to a nursing home, a small hospital for older people. John did not really understand why this was actually happening, but Dad and John were moving into a new house, away from Grandpa. John would neither hear Grandpa sing again nor see Grandpa every day.
Grandpa said, “John, will you look at what your father has given me to go away with? A lot of fine clothes.”
Dad cleared his throat and said, “I wanted you to have the best.”
“Yes,” said Grandpa, “but they are too many for an old man who’s going away!”
“Oh, Grandpa is right,” said John coldly. “Dad, I want to keep some of them. Two pieces of clothing would be enough for an old man when he’s sent away.”
Dad asked, “Now, what do you mean by that?”
“I mean,” said the boy slowly, “I’ll give some of the fine clothes to you, Dad, when you’re old and I’m sending you—away.”
There was a silence, and all three of them started crying together.
【題組】41 What is the main reason that John was unhappy?
(A)Dad was going to sell the house. (B)Grandpa was going to be sent away.
(C)Grandpa died in a nursing home. (D)ad had bought fine clothes for Grandpa.
42.【題組】42 What would Grandpa’s life be like in a nursing home?
(A)John would bring him clothes and food every day.
(B)John would sing songs for him after school.
(C)He would receive daily visits from John.
(D)He would stay with other older people.
44.【題組】44 What would happen after Grandpa left home?
(A)Dad and John would soon move out.
(B)Dad and John would not talk to each other any more.
(C)John would buy fine clothes for Grandpa.
(D)Grandpa would keep clothes for Dad.
45.【題組】45 Which is true about the story?
(A)John wanted both Grandpa and Dad to be sent away.
(B)Dad wanted to keep the fine clothes for himself.
(C)John liked the fine clothes very much.
(D)Grandpa was not angry about being sent away.
46.In business today, it is sometimes very hard to make the right decisions. In a South American country, native people in the tropical rain forest capture beautiful birds and sell them to traders who in turn sell the birds to people in other countries. Some of these birds are in danger of extinction, which means that their species or kinds would no longer exist on the earth. The best thing would be for the government to restrict the buying and selling of these tropical birds, but then the preliterate native people would lose their means of survival. An alternative source of income for the people in these remote areas should be found so that on the one hand the birds can be protected and on the other the native hunters have a new way of making a living.
【題組】46 This passage concerns a problem of ________.
(A)who makes the most money from international trade
(B)the possible disappearance of a special kind of bird
(C)the safety of the transportation of tropical birds
(D)how to stop the killing of birds by native people
47.【題組】47 According to the passage, the natives in the tropical forest __________.
(A)made a treaty with the government to sell the birds for export
(B)have a written contract with traders to capture unusual birds
(C)are forced by the traders to hunt and sell the birds on the market
(D)do not have any other known source of making an income
48.【題組】48 The country where the birds are found is in a region that has _________.
(A)a cold climate in the winter
(B)a hot climate all the year round
(C)hot temperatures in the summer
(D)cool temperatures all the year round
49.【題組】49 The native people who capture the birds live in villages which are ______________ .
(A)located far away from civilization
(B)rich from silver and gold mining
(C)modernized by contact with outside peoples
(D)in danger of being destroyed by other tribes
50.【題組】50 According to the passage, for the native people it would be better for the environment and their culture to ____________.
(A)sell vegetables that could be grown or cultivated in that area
(B)move abroad where there are more job opportunities
(C)move to the city and get a better job in the city
(D)change their local village area into a tourist resort