6.Some American couples go to a marriage counselor for help with their marriage. A typical complaint from a wife goes: Well, Doctor, I’m beginning to worry about my marriage. My husband and _____41_____ just don’t understand each other. We both work full-time, but I do all the work at home-you know, _____42_____ dinner, wash clothes, and clean the house. His life is easy; he _____43_____ one job. I have two! Sometimes I feel so lonely. When he’s home, he reads the newspaper or watches TV. He doesn’t talk with me; he talks _____44_____ me. He only talks with his friends. He doesn’t listen if I tell him about my day. He isn’t _____45_____ in our friends and relatives. Sometimes he gives me orders. Sometimes he tells me about sports or politics, but I don’t like it because I feel like a student in school. What’s wrong with him?
【題組】41 (A)she (B)hers (C)I (D)mine
11.Once upon a time there was a king who had three daughters. He wanted to choose one of them to be the queen. He called the daughter to him and said, “My dear children, the one who brings me a birthday present which is most necessary to human life shall be queen. Go and make your plans.”
The king’s birthday arrived. The two oldest daughters brought him presents that were very necessary, but were also very expensive. However, the youngest daughter only brought him a small pile of salt. When the king saw her present, he became very angry. He told the daughter to leave his castle and never come back.
The daughter left her father’s castle. She had nowhere to go. As she wandered in the forest, cold and hungry, a prince saw her and fell in love with her at once. She agreed to marry him and a great party was held at the prince’s castle. The king was invited, but he did not know that the bride was his daughter.
The girl told the cook to make all the dishes for the party with no salt. At the wedding, everyone started eating and they found that the food had no taste. Then the king sighed, “I now know how necessary salt is. But, because I didn’t know that before, I sent my own daughter away and I will never see her again.” Hearing this, the daughter went to the king and made herself known. They all lived happily ever after.
【題組】46 The best title for this story could be .
(A)“A Wise King” (B)“The Most Necessary Thing in Life”
(C)“Castle in the Air” (D)“The Wedding Party”
12.【題組】47 The king sent away his youngest daughter because .
(A)she did not follow his words carefully (B)she gave him a cheap and lowly present
(C)she failed to perform the task he gave her (D)she was so silly that she picked a wrong gift
13.【題組】48 What lesson can we learn from this story?
(A) necessary thing can be very common. (B)Don’t judge a person by her appearance.
(C)Love at first sight may lead to true love. (D)Honesty is the best policy.
14.【題組】49 We may infer from the story that .
(A)the king had a good way to choose his successor
(B)no sooner had the king’s daughter left him than he admitted his mistake
(C)the youngest daughter was very wise, but the king failed to see that
(D)the king was not a good leader because he preferred expensive presents
15.【題組】50 The king finally discovered the necessity of salt when .
(A)his daughter left his castle (B)he ate the tasteless food
(C)he saw the bride of the prince (D)he forgot to bring some salt with him