21.甲: What are you doing this weekend, Emma?
(A)I’m doing great all the time.
(B)I don’t think I can go with you.
(C)I’ll take my parents to the Flora Expo.
(D)It can’t be any better than last weekend.
23.甲: Quiet down, or you may disturb the neighbors.
(A)Sure, I’ll invite them.
(B)Don’t worry. I’ll be there.
(C)No way. I can’t help them.
(D)OK, I’ll try not to bother them.
25.甲: Do you mind if I invite Kevin to our party?
(A)Yes, he is a party guy.
(B)Of course not, he is funny.
(C)Not at all, he bores me all the time.
(D)Why me? I don’t know where he is.
26.甲: Gee, your room is a mess.
乙: I have been preparing for an important exam these days. __________________________
(A)I’ll give you a call later.
(B)I’m afraid you are wrong.
(C)It’s kind of you to say that.
(D)I’ll clean up after I finish it.
27.甲: Oh! You look terrible. __________________________
乙: I just finished my paper and I didn’t get a wink of sleep last night.
(A)How long has it been?
(B)What’s the matter with you?
(C)Why didn’t you start earlier?
(D)Has your mom known about it?
28.甲: Can you visit us in New York over Christmas?
乙: I really want to, but I don’t think I can.
甲: _____. What’s the problem?
(A)What a shame.
(B)It’s our pleasure.
(C)Who is coming along with you?
(D)How about going skiing together then?
29.甲: Can you do me a favor?
甲: Please return this book to the library for me. It’s due today.
(A)Give me a break.
(B)Yes. Here you are.
(C)Thanks for your offer.
(D)Sure. What is it?
30.甲: Excuse me. I lost my cell phone on the MRT train.
甲: I lost my cell phone on the MRT train. Can you help me find it?
(A)You can say that again.
(B)I am very sorry to hear that.
(C)I beg your pardon.
(D)I’ll check it for you.
31.Coco Chanel, or Gabrielle Chanel, was a small-town girl before she became the fashion icon. Little Chanel was raised in an orphanage, ____31____ she first learned to sew and make clothes. By 17, she was trying her hand as a club singer. However, it was not Chanel’s voice ____32____ her keen eye for style that was to bring her fame and fortune. In 1923, with ample funds from her rich boyfriends, Chanel started her fashion business in Paris. Her reputation grew rapidly, and ____33____ , she was opening stores throughout France and beyond. By the 1920s, Chanel was one of the leading fashion designers due to her ____34____ and hard work. She redefined women’s fashion with her simple, elegant design. ____35____ copying the over-elaborate styles of her competitors, she converted ordinary fabrics into classy outfits that emphasize simplicity and comfort. 【題組】31
36.With the development of digital technology, the number of SOHO workers has increased for the last two decades. The term SOHO stands for“small office/ home office”. It refers to the category of business which involves 1 to 10 workers.
Anyone with a computer, a fax machine, or even a telephone can become a SOHO worker, taking such jobs as a lawyer, a website designer, a writer, or a personal shopper. Since there is no boss around to supervise a SOHO worker, he or she must work independently.
Without the resources like those of a large company, a SOHO worker has to work harder than workers in a regular office. Therefore, to make the most profits, SOHO workers need to ensure the quality of their services, ideas, or products.
Many SOHO workers find it challenging to ignore the distractions that lie waiting around their homes. For instance, TV is hard to miss, and they may always have the desire to get a snack in the kitchen or refrigerator.
Besides, though they enjoy more freedom and independence, SOHO workers face more stress from work. For one thing, they must be more efficient to meet project deadlines, or they may run the risk of losing their business. For another, they face irregular income, which puts high pressure on those who need to raise a family. To sum up, making a living as a SOHO worker does not seem as easy as expected. 【題組】
What is this passage mainly about?
(A)How to be a successful SOHO worker.
(B)The importance of being a SOHO worker.
(C)A advantages and disadvantages of being a SOHO worker.
(D)The history of SOHO business.
37.【題組】 In what way is a SOHO worker most different from a regular office worker?
(A)a SOHO worker does not have an office.
(B)a SOHO worker is more responsible than a regular office worker.
(C)a SOHO worker is better at using computers than a regular office worker.
(D)a SOHO worker does not work together with many people.
38.【題組】According to the author, why is it not easy for a SOHO worker to make a living?
(A)a SOHO worker does not have a boss.
(B)a SOHO worker often watches TV or eats while working.
(C)a SOHO worker has to pay a big amount of rent.
(D)a SOHO worker does not have a regular income.
39.【題組】Which of the following can be a good reason for being a SOHO worker?
(A)a SOHO worker can have a flexible schedule.
(B)a SOHO worker does not have to look for customers.
(C)a SOHO worker earns more money than a regular office worker.
(D)a SOHO worker does not have to work as hard as a regular office worker.