1. Inflation _________ the buying power of the dollar.
2.I am committed _______ part in the meeting.
3.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.
4.Man: That's a beautiful hat you have on!
A.Actually, I don't like it very much.
B.Yes, I think so.
C.Oh, thank you. I just got it yesterday.
D.No, it's not that beautiful. Yours is better.
5.Dick: Who’s that speaking?Tom: This is Tom ___________.
6. He saved the child’s life at the _______ of his own life.
7.Mary: Oh, you are wearing a beautiful dress!Helen: ___________
A.Oh,thanks.I got it yesterday.
B.Sorry,it’s too cheap.
C.You can have it.
D.See you later.
8.Stranger: I wonder if you could spare me a few minutes of your time?Woman: ______
A.May I take a message?
B.I don't know if I can.
C.What have you decided?
D.You may have it longer if you like.
9. The doctor ________ prescriptions for me.
10.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
11.People usually _______ spring with sunshine and flowers.
12. He tried to escape ________.
A.to be punished
13.My parents considered my friend to be a bad ______ on me.
14.Can you _______ me a few minutes?
15. She advised that I _______ in bed for a few days.
D.ought to rest
16.I have nothing ______ to say.
17.If I ________ you, I would not do it.
18.Caller: Hi, is Jill there, please? Mary: __________
A.Hold on. I'll get her.
B.No, she isn't here.
C.Yes, she lives here.
D.Yes, what do you want?
19.You have ______ a two in the zip code.
20. 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.
1. 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.
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.