1. ________ three days to go before the exams, shouldn’t you work harder?
2.Jim: How often do you go swimming?Ted: __________
C.Every other day.
D.For a year.
3.It took me three hours _______ the task.
4.Nancy: Could you help me with my physics, please?Cathy: ___________
D.Sorry I can’t.I have to go to a meeting right now.
5.Peter: May I use your camera for a moment?Dick: _________
B.It doesn’t matter.
C.By all means.
D.I have no idea.
6.The lecture series _______ into three parts.
7. She sang ________, but the show was a failure.
8._________ from space, the earth looks like a blue ball.
9.It is essential that you _______ on time.
10. Woman: Does the rent include electricity bills?
A.What a daydream you are having!
B.It doesn't usually include the electricity bill.
C.I don't think so, I'm afraid.
D. I'm not sure. I'll ask if you don't mind.
11.The thief helped _______ to our family silver.
12. He was the last person ________ the boat.
13. Roger: How are you feeling?
Peter: Much better.___________
A.Thanks for coming to see me.
B.You look great.
C.You are so kind.
D.Don't mention it.
14. If _______ into fire, paper will burn.
15.Woman: Would you mind moving to that table?
A. Yes, you can.
B.Of course, I like to.
C.No, I don't mind.
D.Certainly, please do.
16. Inflation _________ the buying power of the dollar.
17. Alice: Stella, this is my boyfriend Rock.
A.You may only have one.
B. Yours is lovely, too.
C.Oh, really? Nice to meet you.
D. Very well, thank you.
18.I am committed _______ part in the meeting.
19. He _______ to enter the Church.
20.Tom: Hey, Jack, what's up?Jack: __
B.Oh, not much
C.What is happening in your life
D.You are lucky.
1. If you are like most people, your intelligence varies from season to season. You are probably a lot sharper in the spring than you are at any other time of the year. A well-known scientist, Ellsworth Huntington (1876-1937), concluded from other men's work and his own among people in different climates that climate and temperature have a definite effect on our mental abilities.
He found that cool weather is much more favorable for creative thinking than summer heat. This does not mean that all people are less intelligent in the summer than they are during the rest of the year. It does mean, however, that the mental abilities of large numbers of people tend to be lowest in the summer.
Spring appears to be the best period of the year for thinking. One reason may be that in the spring man's mental abilities are affected by the same factors that bring about great changes in all nature.
Fall is the next-best season, then winter. As for summer, it seems to be a good time to take a long vacation from thinking!
2. Regular child care provided outside the home or by someone other than the mother does not in itself undermine healthy emotional connections between mothers and their 15-month-old infants, according to a long-term national study. The finding holds even if care begins during the first 3 months after birth and runs for 30 hours or more per week.
Among infants who receive unkind and unresponsive care from their mothers, however, the mother-child relationship may be damaged. "This research helps us put apart complexities regarding child care that have not previously been studied in detail," contends Jay Belsky, a psychologist.
The investigation consists of 1,153 children and their families living in or near Boston. The youngsters, no more than 1 month old when they entered the study in 1991, will be tracked until the age of 7. Experimenters administered questionnaires to mothers in their homes and videotaped baby caretakers interacting with the kids at ages 1, 6, and 15 months. Independent observers rated the quality of each child care efforts and noted infant nervousness. Unlike most previous studies, this one allows researchers to observe each caretaker's personality at child nursing, and kids' emotional reaction by the equipment.
1.The first course of British meals is soup, ## on shallow plates.
Then comes fish; there is often a knife and fork ## special shape.
If you are in ## surroundings, keep an eye open for what the others are doing.
The next course generally ## a joint of meat.
Pudding is the fourth course. ## that he has finished with a course, a person lays his knife and fork on his plate with the handles towards him.
After the pudding or sweets, the ladies may get up and retire to the drawing-room, ## the men a little longer over their wine, smoking and talking.
When the ladies rise, the men get up too, ##, and resume their seats when they have left the room. Soon the men rejoin the ladies.
It must not be imagined ## all English people eat like this.
As in all countries, working-class people can afford ## the time nor the money to live like this.
Their dinners are cooked not by a servant ## by the mother of the family. All meals are much simpler than these served in the homes of the rich.