1.They tried to _____ me ________ that step.
A.discourage… to take
B.discourage …. from taking
C.encourage … to take
2.I am writing to ______ your appointment as Headmaster of the Grammar School.
C.congratulate to you on
D.congratulate you on
3.After a hot discussion, they ________ my suggestion at last.
4._____ for your laziness, you could have finished the assignment by now.
A.Had it not been
B.It were not
D.Had not it been
5.If you suspect that the illness might be serious you should not ________ going to the doctor.
6.— Mom, I’m very sorry for having broken the plate. — Oh, boy, ____________
A.it doesn’t matter.
7.The country’s economy will definitely become worse ________ the government takes action.
C.as long as
8.They _____ on the program for almost one week before i joined them, ａnd now we _____ on it as no good results have come out so far.
A.had been working; are still working
B.had worked; were still working
C.have been working; have worked
D.have worked; are still working
9.I would like to have my car ______. Can I pick it up tomorrow?
10.Millions of pounds' worth of damage _____ by a storm which swept across the north of England last night.
A.has been caused
B.have been caused
C.will be caused
D.will have been caused
11.— You seem to have a lot of work to do in your office. You’ve always been working overtime. — ____________
A.You are right, but don’t you know the meaning of work?
B.Sorry, I don’t think so. I get overpaid for overwork, you know.
C.That’s right. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
D.That’s right, but the work is interesting. I don’t mind some extra hours at
12.Drunken driving is often the major _____ of traffic accidents.
13.Bill _______ a job in a factory, but he refused to take it.
14.The man told his girl friend he would wait for her where the three roads __________.
15.Do you ever have trouble _____ the path through the forest?
16.— What is your major, Jack? —_______________
A.I study very hard.
B.I’m learning course.
C.I major English.
D.I’m majoring in computer science.
17.As soon as he comes back, I’ll tell him when __________ and see him.
A.will you come
B.you will come
D.do you come
18.— I’m glad you like it. Please drop in any time you like. — __________
A.Yes, I will.
B.I’m afraid I won’t be free.
C.Is it all right?
19.I was so angry that I ______ throwing something at him.
20.I had to meet my mother at the railway station as she _______ before.
A.had never been here
B.has never been here
C.has never come here
D.had never come here
21.— I believe we’ve met somewhere before. — No, ________.
A.it isn’t the same
B.it can’t be true
C.I don’t think so
D.I’d rather not
22.During the voyage, Darwin collected a good deal of information about living things, which ______ led to his famous book “On the Origin of Species”.
23.— Excuse me, when is the next flight from London due to arrive? — _________
A.In half an hour.
B.An hour before.
C.Until the next one.
D.Before another one.
24.The columnist feels sure ______ wins the election will have the support of the parties.
25.There was a good __________ of the countryside from the front of the bus.
26.When we are going mountain-climbing, we should be careful and avoid ________.
27.The faster anything goes up into the sky,
A.it reaches the highest
B.it reaches the higher
C.the highest it reaches
D.the higher it reaches
28.If I can help , I don’t like working late into the night.
29.___________ in this light, the matter is not as serious as people generally suppose.
30.— Guess what? I passed the English exam! — ________________
D.Believe it or not
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Geese are known to take the first living thing they see as their mother. Thus, to these young geese, the girl was their mother.
As they grew, the girl was able to lead her birds to run across the grass, but she could not teach them to fly. The girl became increasingly worried about this, both when awake and in her dreams. Later, she had an idea. She would pilot a plane to guide them in flight. She asked her father for a plane and he assembled small aircraft for her.
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Wall Street is the name of a street in
Hetty Green began making money when her father died and she inherited all his money. By investing it wisely, she soon built up her fortune to over 100 million dollars. However, she hated spending money on herself or on her family. Actually, she hated spending money on everything except buying shares. She was so mean that when her son Edward broke his leg, she would not send for a doctor. She did not want to have to pay a doctor’s bill. She refused to send her son to a good hospital. Instead, she took the boy to a free charity hospital. There he did not get very good treatment and, to save his life, he had to have his leg cut off. Still his mother would not pay for proper hospital treatment. She sent for a doctor who cut off the boy’s leg in her sitting room. It’s incredible, isn’t it?
Gilbert Arenas was born on
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After a successful individual year for Gilbert, it was time to test the NBA's free-agent market. Much to the disappointment of Warriors fans, Gilbert signed a 6-year, 65 million dollar deal with the Washington Wizards in 2003. Not surprisingly, he became an instant star with the Wizards. Fans loved to watch him race up the court, dish-off passes, and make difficult shots and lay ups. Although the Wizards only won 27 games his first year in