1．It is ______________ problem that few people can solve it.
A．such difficult a B．such difficult
C．so difficult a D．so difficult
2．You’d better be more careful with your work,______________?
A．would you B．wouldn’t you
C．had you D．hadn’t you
3．Till then, John ______________ from his sister for about half a year .
A．hadn’t heard B．didn’t hear
C．hasn’t heard D．won’t have heard
4．I hear that all those houses in the street _______________ by the time you come back.
A．will pull down B．will have been pulled down
C．will be pulled down D．will have pulled down
5．It is essential that your application form _______________ back before the deadline.
A．must be sent B．would be sent
C．be sent D．will be sent
6．Mrs. Brown is considering _______________ the house before the prices go up.
A．buying B．of buying
C．to buy D．about buying
7．No sooner had Mary arrived at the station ________________ the train left.
8．The new highway in the area is reported ________________ within four years.
A．completing B．to have completed
C．having been completed D．to have been completed
9．The question _______________ at present is of great importance to us.
A．to discuss B．being discussed
C．discussed D．to be discussed
10．The situation today is quite different from _______________ it was ten years ago.
11．I will fly to Shanghai tomorrow morning, _______________ I plan to stay for three days.
C．which D．in the city
12．Jack went to town yesterday and had his bicycle _______________ there.
A．to repair B．repairing
13．Not until Peter got home _______________ that he had lost his keys.
A．did he realize B．he realized
C．had he realized D．he had realized
14．_______________ night that I could hardly fall asleep.
A．So cold was it last B．So cold was it
C．So cold it was last D．So cold it was
15．_______________ I saw you I knew you were angry with me.
A．That moment B．The moment
C．When the moment D．At the moment
16.As Christmas approaches, the big shops, gaily decorated and brightly lit, stay _______________ long after dark.
17．I had a terrible dream. I dreamed that I was running after something I wanted. But it was always beyond my _______________.
18．This detective story might not be _______________ interesting to keep the child awake.
19．She hurried all the way to the airport, _______________ to find her flight had taken off.
20．_______________ plays an important part in many card games.
21．This doctor has spent more than a quarter century, bringing this new technology to _______________.
22．He lost his left leg _______________ a car accident.
A．in relation to B．in connection with
C．as a result of D．in case of
23．The arrival of the police brought an end _______________ the fight in the street.
24．I found my hometown had changed _______________ recognition when I visited it last year.
A．out of B．beyond
25．When we watched the clown performing, we could not _______________ laughing.
A．break out B．repress
C．help D．burst into
26．In the schools of ancient Greece and Rome, testing usually _______________ saying poetry aloud and giving speeches.
A．consisted of B．composed of
C．made up of D．built up of
27．If you continue to put on weight, you will have to _______________ a diet before long.
A．begin with B．take
C．go on D．start out
28．They said the operation had been successful and they expected his father to _______________.
A．pull off B．pull in
C．pull out D．pull through
29．They will hold a concert next month in order to _______________ money for the disabled.
30．The control of the sand storms will ________________ a tremendous amount of work and money.
A．ask for B．depend on
Anna arrived far too early. Usually she left things to the last minute, but today was a very special occasion. It was almost as if by getting there an hour beforehand she hoped to cause the plane to arrive sooner. Thoughts raced through her mind. “Do I look all right? Will he notice that I’m wearing a new trouser suit? Will he even recognise me?” After all, it was a year almost to the day since she had last seen Joe. She fished a mirror out of her handbag and inspected her face. Too much make-up? Joe had never made any comment but she knew that he did not approve of heavy make-up. It was funny how much importance she attached to making a good impression on him. After all, friends do not judge each other by appearance. All the same, it was the first meeting after a long separation, and she wanted everything to go off right.
Looking out of the window, Joe caught a first glimpse, through a break in the clouds, of the town far below. This was his third visit, and looked like becoming an annual event. Certainly it was very flattering that they had invited him to be the guest lecturer at their Autumn Congress yet again. The Chairman of the Organising Committee, as a matter of politeness, had offered to meet him at the airport, as he had done on previous occasions. This time, however, it was not necessary, partly because Joe was quite familiar with the city, but mainly because Anna had said that she could take the afternoon off in order to come and meet him.
31．Anna looked in her mirror because __________________.
A．she wanted to add more make-up
B．she was afraid that her make-up might be too heavy
C．she had too little make-up on
D．she wanted to make up
32．Anna thought that Joe might not recognise her because _________________.
A．she was wearing a new suit
B．he had not seen her for about a year
C．he might expect someone else to meet him
D．she had changed a lot in the past year
33．When did Anna get to the airport?
A．Shortly after the plane had arrived.
B．At the last possible minute.
C．Just before the plane was due to land.
D．About an hour before the plane arrived.
34．How many times had Joe been to this town?
A．Twice. B．Three times.
C．Four times. D．Several times.
35．Joe did not need the Chairman to meet him because _________________.
A．the Chairman was not willing to meet him
B．he was not sure which day he would travel
C．he could find his own way to the city centre
D．he knew that Anna would be there to meet him
Today, Chinese cooking is famous all over the world, but of course it did not become famous suddenly. China’s civilization is very ancient, and the art of cooking developed together with it over thousands of years.
In the distant past, our ancestors ate raw meat. They did not know how to cook their food. When they killed animals, they often did not even take the skin off them before they ate them. Some specialists believe that it was forest fires that first introduced man to the art of cooking. Forest fires were sometimes started by storms, and people ran away from the burning areas and returned when the fires had gone out. When they came back, they found that the animals which were caught in the fires and could not escape were “cooked”, and that the cooked meat tasted much better than raw meat . From this, man began to realize that cooking made his food more tasty. He discovered different methods of making a fire, and began to collect pieces of wood to burn.
Gradually, the cooking of food became a universally accepted idea. The Chinese word “peng” (from “peng tiao”, meaning the art of cooking)comes from the use of fire in cooking.
So, in this way people had learned how to cook their food. However, they still did not know how to flavour (调味) it.
How did man first learn to use salt on his food?
One theory is that many years ago some people who lived in a coastal area killed an animal on the seashore. They left the dead animal there for some time. The salt from the sea-water covered the animal and when, later, the meat was cooked, it had a very good taste. In time, man learned to collect salt to flavour his food. The word “ tiao” means “ flavouring ”, which began with the use of salt.
The discovery of cooking and flavouring played a very important part in the development of man and of human society. The fact that man no longer ate raw meat made him different from other animals. Cooking and flavouring killed bacteria(细菌)in food and made it more healthy. People began to eat meals at regular times of the day. Gradually, cooked food helped people to improve the condition of their minds and bodies, and finally it helped them to develop their productive abilities, and to move towards a state of civilization.
36．Chinese cooking __________________.
A．is known all over the world
B．became famous suddenly all over the world
C．did not become famous all over the world
D．is not as famous as before
37．Our ancestors ate their raw food because __________________.
A．raw food was more tasty than cooked food
B．they did not know how to cook
C．they liked to eat the skins of the animals they killed
D．they could not find any cooked food
38．Early man found out that __________________.
A．raw meat was much more tasty than cooked meat
B．his food tasted better when it was cooked
C．it was impossible to cook without the help of forest fires
D．it was difficult to learn how to cook
39．Before man could cook his food he had to __________________.
A．take the skins off the dead animals
B．wait for a forest fire
C．learn how to collect and use salt
D．learn how to make a fire
40．Some people believe that man first learned to use salt on his food __________________.
A．when he found salt on the sea-shore
B．when he cooked the meat from an animal killed in a forest fire
C．when he tasted an animal that had been in sea-water
D．when he cooked his food on the sea-shore
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No one had said anything very interesting; it may be 61 no one had anything very interesting to say. It was 62 that Brisbane spoke, and we all looked at him. He was a man 63 thirty-five years of age, and had those gifts 64 chiefly attract the attention of men. He was a strong man. There was nothing extraordinary 65 his appearance, though his size was 66 the average. He was a little over six feet in height; he did not appear to be fat, but 67 the other hand, he was certainly not thin. His small head was supported 68 a strong neck, and he had powerful hands and an 69 thick chest. He was one of those men who look extremely strong 70 are really much stronger than they look.
Four years rolled by and I was now five, and still 71 helpless as a newly born baby. 72 my father was out at bricklaying, earning the bread and butter for us, Mother was slowly, patiently pulling 73 the wall, brick by brick, that seemed to stand 74 me and the other children, slowly, patiently penetrating beyond the thick curtain 75 hung over my mind, separating it 76 theirs. It was hard, heartbreaking work, for often all she got from me in 77 was a vague smile and perhaps 78 faint gurgle. I could not speak or even mumble, 79 could I sit up on my own without support, 80 alone walk. But I wasn’t inert or motionless.
81．In order to protect himself, the druggist told Sangstrom to __________________.
82．By saying “never hit a man when he is down”, the author of The English Character means __________________.
83．The first intention Mr. Budd had when he recognized the murderer was______________.
84．The greatest gift the boy gave to Lois Diaz-Talty was __________________.
85．Henry played his last practical joke on his best friends because he wanted them to see that __________________.
86．__________________has cost Mr. Grayson ten million dollars.
87．The prince told Andersen to learn a useful trade like shoemaking because ____________.
88．The most visible feature of the fish discovered by the author was that________________.
89．Professor Kolb’s lectures were difficult to follow because he__________________.
90．The nurse found out that the old man’s son was a Marine by__________________.