Unit 1 A land of diversity


第一组:strait, hire, apparent, seagull, racial, nationality, bakery, slavery, slip, majority, applicant, ferry

1 It is _________ from her accent that she is from the north of China.

2 China is a big country with 56 __________.

3 The Taiwan _________ separates Taiwan from the mainland.

4 Did I call you Richard? Sorry, Robert, just a __________ of the tongue.

5 They have appealed for an end to the __________ discrimination in aspects such as employment.

6 It was time to end the _________ and set slaves free.

7 You can buy newly-made cakes from across the __________.

8 There were more than 50 ___________ for the job, but only 10 were employed.

9 The __________ of representatives are in favor of the plan, only a few are against it.

10 There is no bridge over the river between the primary school and the village. So those children need to be __________ to and from school.

11 He was ________ three years ago and he is content with the job in the company.

12 A _________ is a seabird with long wings and usually with white or black feathers.

第二组:swap, cattle, socialist, mixture, means, immigration, insert, indicate, percentage, luggage, aircraft, react

13 China is a __________ country with the Chinese Communist Party ruling.

14 Over the past years, there has been a big rise in __________ to the USA.

15 __________ coins into the slot and press for a ticket.

16 We own a big farm, where sheep and _________ are kept.

17 What _________ of the population in China are farmers?

18 Some people can _________ badly to seafood, such as shrimps.

19 Research __________ that eating habits are related to health.

20 An __________ carrier is a large ship that carries planes which use it as a base to land on and take off from.

21 His telephone is out of service. Is there any other __________ of contacting him?

22 I’ve finished this magazine. Can I _________ with you?

23 Water is a _________ of hydrogen and oxygen.

24 After getting off the train, I asked Peter to stay with our __________ while I found a taxi.


1 Our trip __________ a visit to the old temple built in the Ming Dynasty.

2 It never __________ me to ask him for help.

3 I got to know Jack years ago and now we __________ each other quite well.

4 Thoughts are expressed ___________ words.

5 ___________ workers joined in the general strike last week. They wanted higher wages.

6 The old man used to ___________ by selling newspapers.

7 We _________ a tennis court on the lawn.


1.The Taiwan S_______ separates Taiwan Island from the mainland.

2.Only a few of them thought highly of the plan. The m_________ were against it. 3.Now in China, an increasing p___________ of the population have their own cars. 4.There were 1 200 a_______________ for the job.

5.My father h______ three men to help him with the harvest last summer.

6.He has twenty ______ (牛) on his farm.

7.He has six pieces of ______ (行李).

8.____________(显然),he has lost interest in physics.

9.Now and then some _________ (海鸥) came into sight.

10.The government announced addition rules on ___________________ (移民).


1.—Do you think we should put an ad in the paper for the lost child?

—Yes, ______.

A.that's all right B.by all means C.it just depends D.never mind 2.—What is boy's favorite sport?

—______ of boys like playing football.

A.None B.The most C.The majority D.Every 3.(2007年辽宁)Don't be ______by products promising to make you lose weight quickly. A.taken off B.taken out C.taken away D.taken in

4.To travel to the United States, you must first apply ______ the American Embassy ______ your visa.

A.for; to B.to; for C.for; for D.to; to

5.The agreement indicates that the two companies will ______ with each other again. A.team up B.turn up C.look up D.pick up

6.It is very ______ that, in many schools, the students are going to spend less time in doing homework than they used to.

A.possibly B.probably C.lovely D.likely

7.She managed to climb out of the car, ______ unhurt.

A.apparently B.occasionally C.freely D.peacefully

8.(2010·黄冈中学)-Sunny day, isn't it?

-Let's hope the sunny weather ______ for Saturday's tennis match.

A.carries on B.moves on C.keeps up D.goes up 9.(2010·临川一中)If you don't ______ the advice of your teachers, you'll regret it sooner or later.

A.regard B.enjoy C.value D.think

10.______ the students in our school go to college in their teens.

A.A good many B.A great many of C.A great deal of D.A great deal

11.It suddenly ______ to the detective that the millionaire was probably murdered by his own daughter.

A.happened B.occurred C.thought D.took place

12.Many streets in this city have been ______ for cultural protection.

A.stretched out B.marked out C.left out D.stood out

13.The restlessness of animals ______ a possible occurrence of an earthquake. A.expressed B.impressed C.indicated D.interpreted

14.He is supposed ______ to the meeting, but he didn't.

A.to come B.to have come C.coming D.having come

15.______ sometimes keeps her awake at night ______ Tom is getting more and more quiet at home.

A.That; which B.It; that C.Whether; what D.What; that


I ran into a stranger as he pa ssed by.“Oh, excuse me, please,” I said. He said,“Please excuse me too. I__26__you.” We were very polite. We went on our way and we said__27__. But when I am at home a(n)__28__story is http://m.wendangku.net/doc/5a2f5845cf84b9d528ea7a43.htmlter that day, when I was cooking the evening meal, my daughter stood beside me very still. When I__29_,I nearly knocked her

down. “Get out of my__30_,” I said with a frown. She walked away and her little heart was broken. I didn't__31__how harshly (严厉地)I'd spoken.While I lay__32__,that evening, in bed, God's still small__33__came to me and said,“While__34__a stranger, you use common courtesy(礼貌),__35__the children you love, you seem to__36__them. Go and look on the kitchen floor, and you'll find some flowers there__37__the door. Those are the flowers__38__she brought for you. She picked them herself: pink, yellow and blue. She__39__quietly not to spoil the__40__,and you never saw the tears in her eyes.”By this time, I felt very small, and now my__41__began to fall. I quietly went and knelt(跪)by her bed. “Wake up, lit tle girl, wake up,” I said.“Are these the flowers you picked for me?”She smiled, “I found them, out by the tree. I picked them__42__they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like them, especially the__43__.” I said,“Daughter, I'm sorry for the way I acted today. I shouldn't__44__you that way.” She said,“Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway.” I said,“Daughter, I love you too, and I do like the flowers,__45__the blue.”26.A.didn't watch B.hasn't watched C.hadn't watched D.wasn't watching 27.A.hello B.good-bye C.wishes D.nothing 28.A.unusual B.same C.different D.similar

29.A.turned B.moved C.returned D.walked

30.A.kitchen B.room C.way D.house

31.A.realize B.know C.recognize D.acknowledge 32.A.awake B.quietly C.asleep D.calmly

33.A.sound B.blame C.whistle D.voice

34.A.meeting with B.coming across C.dealing with D.running into 35.A.and B.but C.however D.whether 36.A.abuse B.hate C.harm D.dislike

37.A.on B.at C.next D.by

38.A.when B.which C.how D.where

39.A.sat B.said C.remained D.stood

40.A.scene B.joy C.surprise D.delight

41.A.tears B.heart C.feelings D.thoughts 42.A.since B.for C.because D.as

43.A.flowers B.beauty C.color D.blue

44.A.have shouted B.have blamed C.have yelled at D.have left 45.A.specially B.especially C.unusually D.doubtlessly



When I was very young I remember playing with the girl next door, making mud cakes. We lived in a small house behind the high school in Alton. One day my dad took our pictures, mud cakes and all.

My dad took a lot of pictures with his blue Kodak camera. He developed the pictures himself in our basement. I remember helping him. All the lights had to be turned out while we transferred the negatives from one pan to the other. It was a lot of fun for a small boy.

My dad often came home from work for lunch. I suppose it was a way to save money since it was during the depression. While he was eating lunch one day I drove nails into three of his tires. Not too long after he left to return to work he called home saying that he had just pulled into a service station with a flat tire, only to find out he had three flat tires.

When my dad questioned me about the flat tires I said,“When you had a flat tire last time, and you were pumping it up with air, and I wanted to help, you said the next time you had a flat tire you would let me pump it up.”

These memories are from my short life before I was in the first grade. I know this for sure, because one day right before my sixth birthday my mother told me that I was going to sleep with my dad that night. She said we were going away. I didn't know what all that meant. I remember my dad breathed deeply in his sleep and snored a little. The next day we moved in with my grandparents in another town.

I missed doing these things with my dad.

1.We know from the passage that the author's dad________.

A.was quite strict with him B.was very kind to him

C.didn't love him enough D.liked to play with him

2.Why did the author drive nails into the tires of his father's car?

A.He hated his father. B.He didn't want his father to leave him alone.

C.He wanted to play a trick on his father. D.He wanted to try pumping.

3.The author's father probably________when he knew his son made the tires flat.

A.gave him a good beating B.let him pump them up

C.did nothing harmful to him D.got angry with him

4.What could be the reason why the author moved to live in another town?

A.His father didn't like him anymore.

B.His father found another job in that town.

C.His parents got divorced.

D.His father couldn't support the family any more.

5.The purpose of the author is to tell us________.

A.the happy times he had with his father

B.how happy a childhood he had

C.he hated his parents' divorce

D.the role a father played in his son's life


Beijing (Oct. 15)-China is going green. In order to reduce air pollution and oil shortages, carmakers have announced their plans to develop hybrid vehicles(混合燃料汽车) for the Chinese market. The first China made Toyota's hybrid car Prius hit the road last week. Let's have a look at the new car.

Any vehicle is a hybrid when it combines two or more sources of power. Hybrid cars use an electric motor withrechargeable batteries(充电电池) and a gasoline engine.

A hybrid car has a smaller than traditional gasoline engine and an electric motor. The gasoline engine provides 99 per cent of the power when the car is cruising(匀速行车).

The electric motor provides extra power for running up hills or when extra acceleration(加速度) is needed. Step into a Prius, and turn on the power. The first thing you notice is that it is quieter than a traditional car. At this point, the car's gasoline engine is dormant. The electric motor will provide power until the car reaches about 24km/h. If you stay at low speed, you are effectively driving an electric car, with no gasoline being used, and no exhaust gas given off. An onboard computer decides when to use the gasoline engine, when to go electric, and when to use a combination of the two. If you go over 24km/h, when you step on the gas pedal(油门), you are telling the computer how fast you want to go. The electric motor recharges automatically(自动地)when braking. And when driving at certain speeds, the gasoline engine not only powers the car but also recharges the batteries. When you use the brake, the electric motor acts like a generator(发电机) to produce electricity to recharge the batteries. Batteries will last for around 200 000 miles.

1.When the hybrid car is cruising, ______.

A. only the gasoline engine provides power

B. only the electric motor provides power

C. there is no need to provide power

D. both the gasoline engine and the electric motor provide power

2. The underlined word “dormant” means ______.

A. inactive

B. out of order

C. working

D. non stop

3. Which of the following statements is false according to the text?

A. The hybrid car is friendly environmental.

B. The hybrid car is able to get itself charged.

C. The hybrid car has been made in mass.

D. The hybrid car can decide which power to use.

4. The best title of the text is______.

A. Two Powered Cars

B. Greener Motors for China

C. Cars of Saving Oil

D. Safer Motors at Present


—Hi, Mike! How are you feeling?

—Hi, Jack!__1__

—I was talking with Donna yesterday and she told me you had an accident.__2__

—A drunk driver. He ran into my car from the rear.

—He must have hit you hard. Terrible!__3__

—I was pretty shaken up at the time. Anyway, they brought me here.__4__I asked the doctor whether there were any internal injuries. He said he didn't think so, and that I needed to stay here for a couple of days for observation.

—Well, Mike.__5__Let us know if there is something we can do for you.

—I'll do that. Thank you for your coming. And thanks for the flowers.

A.Don't worry about me!

B.Something wrong, I'm afraid.

C.Take it easy.

D.Nothing serious, I hope.

E.But you don't look too bad.

F.How did it happen?

G.How did you know?


Dear Jack,

Thank you very much for your this letter. I enjoyed hearing about your holiday and the people you meet in London. It all sounded great fun and I wish whether I could be with you.Thank you too for the stamps you sent them to me for my collection. Most of them were one that I had been waiting for long time. You said in your letter that you wished to have some photos. One I'm given to you shows North Street but I have drawn a red star to

show you where our house is. I'm also sending a photo of mine family. Please write soon and tell me that you have done recently and how you're getting on with your studies.


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Good afternoon, everyone!

Good listening can always show respect, promote understanding, and improve interpersonal relationship. Many people suggest that parents should listen more to their children, so they will understand them better, and find it easy to narrow the generation gap; teachers should listen more to their students, then they can meet their needs better, and place themselves in a good relationship with their students; students should listen more to their classmates, thus they will help and learn from each other, and a friendship is likely to be formed.

What I want to stress is that each of us should listen more to others. Show your respect and never stop others till they finish their talk; show you are interested by a supportive silence or a knowing smile; be open-minded to different opinions even though you don't like them. In a word, good listening can really enable us to get closer to each other.