1. 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.
2.Customer: Isn't the pink blouse pretty? Salesgirl: ______
A.Yeah... but the blue one would look better on you.
B.No, the blue one is prettier.
C.I think otherwise.
D.I don't think I agree with you.
3.By the end of last month, we _________ two bridges.
B.would have built
4.Sara: Mind if I call you Albert?Albert: ______.
A.Yes,just call me Al
B.Yes,you may do that
D.Of course not.But just a plain ‘Al’ will do
5.It's no use ______ over spilt milk.
6.Bill: Do you mind my smoking here?Jane: _________
C.Yes.I’d rather not.
7.He prides _____ on being a member of a good family.
8. ________ three days to go before the exams, shouldn’t you work harder?
9.She is said ________ a new book about Chinese history．
B.to have written
10.The thief helped _______ to our family silver.
11. Mum: Let's go to the seaside some time during the weekend.
Daughter: Great. What time?
A.Are you ready?
B.You name it.
C.During the weekend
D.Take your time.
12. I’m familiar _______ this car.
13. Your pen is the same ________ mine.
14.Guest: Oh, it's 9:30. I'd better go now.
A.OK. Please walk slowly.
B.Why don't you want to stay?
C.Yeah, it's really late. Why not immediately?
D.Won't you stay for another cup of coffee?
15.Sue: Hi! Aren't we in the same English class? Bill: ______
A.Yes, we are. My name's Sherry Clinton.
B.How are you doing?
C.Thank you very much.
D. It's so wonderful to meet you.
16.She sang ________, but the show was a failure.
C. enough well
17.Your pen is the same ________ mine.
18.Success ______ in hard work.
19.Husband: Tell you what, dear. I just got promoted.Wife: Really? ______.
A.Take it easy.
B.Oh, I'm thrilled.
D.You'l lwork hard later on,I guess.
20.I used to _______ on electricity, but I've switched to gas.
1. 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.
2.For any Englishman，there can never be any discussion as to who is the world's greatest writer. Only one name can possibly suggest itself to him：that of William Shakespeare.
Every Englishman has some knowledge of his work. All of us use words and phrases from Shakespeare's writings that have become a part of the English-speaking people.
Shakespeare, more perhaps than any other writer, made full use of the English language. Most of us use about five thousand words in our normal employment of English; Shakespeare in his works used about twenty-five thousand！
There is probably no better way for a foreigner (or an Englishman!) to appreciate the richness and variety of the English language than by studying the various ways in which Shakespeare uses it. Such a study is well worth the effort (it is not, of course, recommended to beginners), even though some aspects of English usage, and the meaning of many words, have changed since Shakespeare's day.
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.