Ⅰ. 单项选择 从A、B、C、D四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
1. Why was the plane put off? _______ the heavy rain?
A. Because B. Because of C. Instead of D. After
2. — Dad, when will you be free? You agreed to go to the seaside with me four days ago.
— I’m sorry, Jack. But I think I will have a ________ holiday soon.
A. four-days B. four-day C. four days D. four day
3. — How long has this shop ________?
— For about three weeks.
A. opened B. been open C. been opened D. open
4. — I have won the girls’ long jump.
A. It’s nothing B. All right C. Don’t be proud D. Congratulations
5. — Can you ________ him studying hard?
— No, I can’t. He never studies hard.
A. stop B. prevent C. keep D. warn
6. — What about some soy milk? They are full of protein.
A. Yes, I’d love to B. No, thanks
C. I want to get vitamin D. It’s terrible
7. —________ is the price of the book?
— It’s 188 yuan.
A. How much B. How many C. How D. What
8. — We’d better go out for a walk instead of ________ TV. Don’t you think so?
— OK. Let’s go.
A. to go to watch B. going to watch C. going watch D. going watching
9. We don’t know ________. It is said that she would come tomorrow.
A. how she will come B. when she came
C. when she will come D. when she comes
10. Which of these signs is not seen in a supermarket?
A. Push B. Pull C. Business Hours D. Slow Down
11. I have two _____ in my pencil-box.
A. knife B. knifes C. knives D. a knife
12. The desks are made ______ wood.
A. from B. of C. in D. by
13. — Whose book is this? Is this yours?
— No, it’s ______.
A. her B. she C. my D. hers
14. Which is _____, English or Chinese?
A. interesting B. interestinger C. more interesting D. most interesting
15. — Must they clean the classroom now?
— No, they_____.
A. can’t B. needn’t C. don’t D. mustn’t
1-5 BBBDC 6-10 BDBDD 11-15 CBDCB
The man who brings my milk used to knock for his money for the week’s milk while I was eating breakfast on Saturday morning. Just lately he has been arriving before I get up. Workforce shortages mean that four men are sharing five rounds, so he has to start earlier.
Delivering milk to people’s homes is hardly good business, especially when the customer may have a choice of two or three firms serving a single road. In spite of my local difficulties, however, labor troubles are not as great as a few years ago. There are enough men prepared to make an early morning start for the sake of an open-air job with a fair measure of freedom. If they did stop calling, women would find it hard work to collect all the milk they need from self-service stores. Dairies(乳品业)know that stopping deliveries in the United States resulted in falling sales.
Marketing ideas have included introducing extra lines, in addition to dairy products, which the milkmen can carry to increase business. One dairyman said, “It won’t be long before the milkman delivers more bread than milk.” Some milkmen deliver potatoes, and it seems as though variety will be limited only by the size of the trucks.
So the milkman is likely to remain a familiar figure, and the dairy products he sells are unlikely to change very much in this decade. Flavored (味道) milk is popular on the Continent. In Britain those who like it buy plain milk and add their own flavoring. Even the returnable bottle continues to be used. As long as it has a reasonable life — 30 to 40 trips are usual — the cost of collection and cleaning is worthwhile.
1. The milkmen now start earlier on their delivery rounds than before because ___________.
A. there is an increasing demand for milk delivery
B. they hope to reach the customers’ home in time
C. they have to collect the money for the week’s milk house to house
D. dairies are short of deliverymen and the companies worry about falling sales
2. Why are there enough men prepared to make an early morning start?
A. Because they can enjoy a certain amount of freedom in the fresh air.
B. Because they like working outdoors and breathe the air freely.
C. Because they can enjoy a great amount of freedom outdoors.
D. Because they like walking freely in the fresh air.
3. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. One of the marketing ideas is variety.
B. the milkman now delivers more bread than milk.
C. Milkmen have taken over many rounds given up by bakeries.
D. Some milkmen deliver potatoes in addition to dairy products.
4. According to the passage, in this decade ___________.
A. milkmen will disappear very soon B. flavored milk will become popular in Britain
C. people will buy milk from self-service stores
D. there will be little change in the dairy business
5. It can be inferred from the passage that ____________.
A. the British people seldom buy plain milk
B. the returnable bottles are no longer used
C. collection and cleaning of the returnable bottles cost nothing
D. the returnable bottles won’t be thrown away until they are used dozens of times
In the 1930s, a lot of people in the USA were out of work. Among these people was a man named Alfred Butts. He always had an interest in word games and so, to fill his time, he planned a game which he called “Lexico”. However, he was not completely satisfied with the game, so he made a number of changes to it and, in time, changed its name from “Lexico” to “Alph” and then to “Criss Cross”. He wanted to make some money from his new game but he didn’t have any real commercial(商业性的)success. In 1939, Butts happened to meet a man called Jim Brunot who showed an interest in the new game. The two men worked together on developing the game and in 1948 it was offered for sale in the United States under its new name—“Scrabble”. At first, it didn’t sell very well. In the first year it sold just 2,250 sets and by 1951 it had only reached 8,500 sets a year. Then, in 1952 the manager of Macy's department store in New York, Jack Strauss, happened to play “Scrabble” while he was on holiday. He thought it was a wonderful game and, when he went back to work after his holiday, he insisted that Macy’s should stock(储备)the game and make an effort(努力)to call the public’s attention to it. As a result, “Scrabble” became a big success in the United States and it soon spread to Australia and then to other English-speaking countries.
6. The text is mainly about ________.
A. “Lexico” B. three men C. a word game D. Alfred Butts
7. Alfred Butts invented the game “Lexico” ________.
A. to make himself famous B. to make spelling simpler
C. when he was out of work and looking for a job
D. when he was playing word games to pass the time
8. According to the passage, it was _______ who made “Scrabble” popular.
A. Alfred Butts B. Jack Strauss
C. Alfred Butts and Jim Brunot D. Jack Strauss and Jim Brunot
9. When did Alfred Butts first put his game on the market?
A. In 1939. B. In 1948.
C. Before 1939. D. Between 1939 and 1948.
10. From the passage we can learn that ________.
A. some inventions can be made by accident B. inventions must be made very carefully
C. inventions can only be made jointly D. only famous people can make inventions