1.Leo: Unbelievable! I have failed the test again!Martha: _____________ This is not the end of the world.
2.I ______ great pity on the woman whose baby died.
3. I wonder _______ you could help me.
4.I wish he _______ here at the moment.
5. ________ three days to go before the exams, shouldn’t you work harder?
6.Shop assistant: May I help you, sir? Customer:__
A.Mind your own business
B.Sorry. I don't need your help, thank you
C.I'm just looking. Thanks.
D.If you want to help me, I'll be glad to accept it
7. People usually _______ spring with sunshine and flowers.
8. I’m familiar _______ this car.
9. His dream will ______ sooner or later.
B.come t rue
10.What caused him _______ his job?
D.to give up
11.I'm familiar _______ this car.
12.The reason for his absence was _______ he was not well prepared.
13. It’s no use ______ over spilt milk.
14.She sang ________, but the show was a failure.
C. enough well
15.Peter: May I use your camera for a moment?Dick: _________
B.It doesn’t matter.
C.By all means.
D.I have no idea.
16.By the end of last month, we _________ two bridges.
B.would have built
17.Paul: I wonder if I could use your laptop tonight? Bill: _______________ I'm not using it right now.
A.Sure, go ahead.
B.I don't know.
C.It doesn't matter.
18.Birds ______ grain and insects.
19. ________ teaching method, we have not yet discussed it.
A.In relation to
B.In contrast to
C.In addition to
D.In regard to
20.The lecture series _______ into three parts.
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.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.