1.— Thank you so much for your lovely gift.— ____________.
B.I’m glad you like it.
C.Please don’t say so.
D.No, it’s not so good.
2.— ______, but I seem to have misplaced your scarf. — Oh, that’s all right.
A.I am fine
B.It’s nice of you
C.I am sorry
D.I am OK
3.— How often do you eat out? —____________, but usually once a week.
A.Have no idea
4.— Could you stay a little longer? — ____________.
A.No, thank you
B.You are welcome
C.Yes, thank you
D.No, I’m afraid I can’t
5.— I'm tired of your complaints. —Just listen to me. ______.
A.What a pleasure
B.I don’t know
C.Thanks a lot
Had I got there five minutes earlier, I could ______ her.
7.It is his first visit to Europe as the ______.
8.______ from the hill, our school looks more beautiful.
9.While I was working for that company, I had to ______ consumer affairs.
10.Jack won the championship of the competition, ______ made the whole family excited.
11.The aim is neither to judge nor to force forgiveness, but rather to ______ understanding.
12.We were in the same college, ______ was male-only at that time.
13.The commission is made up of five people, ______ two women.
14.A/An ______ computer will be an indispensable diagnostic tool for doctors.
15.Despite ______ attempts to diet, her weight soared.
Although the United States covers so much land and the land produces far more food than the present population needs, its people are by now almost entirely an urban society. Less than a tenth of the people are engaged in agriculture and forestry, and most of the rest live in or around towns，small and large. Here the traditional picture is changing: every small town may still be very like other small towns，and the typical small town may represent a widely accepted view of the country, but most Americans do not live in small towns any more. Half the population now lives in some thirty metropolitan areas (1arge cities with their suburbs of more than a million people each — a larger proportion than in Germany or England，let alone France). The statistics of urban and rural population should be treated with caution because so many people who live in areas classified as rural travel by car to work in a nearby town each day. As the rush to live out of town continues, rural areas within reach of towns are gradually filled with houses, so that it is hard to say at what moment a piece of country becomes a suburb. But more and more the typical American lives in a metropolitan rather than a small town environment.
People born in the summer are more likely to be healthy than those who arrive during other times of the year, new research suggests. The phenomenon could be caused by mothers getting more sun in pregnancy — and passing on higher quantities of vitamin D to their unborn infant. A study of almost half a million British adults found babies born in June, July, and August were heavier at birth and taller as adults. For the first time the research also revealed girls born in the summer started puberty later — an indication of better health in adult life. Early puberty in girls has been linked with a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease or breast cancer. Previous research has shown children born between June and October are likely to be slightly taller and have bigger bones than winter-born children — believed to be related to vitamin D exposure during pregnancy. Babies born in autumn and winter are more likely to develop food allergies — with sunlight exposure during pregnancy and vitamin D levels also thought to play a role in this. But being born in summer can have drawbacks - such as an increased risk of short-sightedness.
There are five incomplete sentences in the following passage. Read the passage and choose the word that best fits into the passage, Do remember each word can be used only once.
A. Finally B. sneak C. on D. practicing E. so
It was soon clear I couldn't stay in China forever. To become a world-class musician, I had to play ___##___ the world's big stages. So in 1997, my father and I moved again, this time to Philadelphia, ___##___ I could attend the Curtis Institute of Music. ___##___ our money worries were easing. The school paid for an apartment and even lent me a Steinway (斯坦威钢琴). At night, I would __##___ into the living room just to touch the keys. Now that I was in America, I wanted to become famous, but my new teachers reminded me that I had a lot to learn. I spent two years ___##___, and by 1999 I had worked hard enough for fortune to take over. The Chicago Symphony orchestra heard me play and liked me, but orchestra schedules were set far in advance. I thought I might join them in a few years.
1.英译汉：He talks as though he were a teacher.
2.英译汉：As a matter of fact, he is several inches taller than his father.
3.英译汉：He took over from the previous headmaster in February.
4.英译汉：I was very impressed by the waiter's great courtesy in the five-star hotel.
5.英译汉：Manners are the ornaments that make a woman a lady and a man a gentleman.
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