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Mr King works in a shop and drives a car for the manager. He drives carefully and can keep calm in time of danger. And he escaped from several accidents.
The manager pays him more and the traffic policemen often speak highly of him. Mr Baker， one of his friends， works in a factory outside the city. It?s far from his house and he has to go to work by bus. As the traffic is crowded in the morning， sometimes he?s late for the work. His manager warns the young man that he will be sent away unless he gets to his office on time. He hopes to buy a car， but he hasn?t enough money. He decides to buy an old one. He went to the flea （跳蚤） market and at last he chose a beautiful but cheap car. He said he wanted to have a trial （试验） drive， the seller agreed. He called Mr King and asked him to help him. Mr King examined the car at first and then drove it away. It was five in the morning and there were few cars in the street. At first he drove slowly and it worked well. Then he drove fast. And when he reached a crossing， the lights turned red. He tried to stop it， but he failed and nearly hit an old woman who was crossing the street. A policeman told him to stop， but the car went on until it hit a big tree by the road. “Didn?t you hear me？” the policeman asked angrily. “Yes， I did，sir， said Mr King“Since it doesn?t listen to me， it obey you？” ” can 1. Mr King is paid more because he _______. A. always drives very slowly B. is not afraid of danger C. had driven for years D. drives very well 2. Mr Baker went to the flea market to _______. A. buy a second-hand car B. have a trial drive C. choose a new car D. sell his old car 3. Mr King tried to stop the car when _______. A. he saw an old woman crossing the street B. he saw a big tree C. the traffic lights turned red D. the policeman shouted angrily at him 4. Which of the following is true？ A. Mr King will be sent away if he keeps being late B. Mr Baker can?t afford to buy an old car C. Mr King didn?t hear the policeman D. Something was wrong with the car B I will always remember my mother?s last few days in this world. On February 14th，2000，my class went on a field trip to the beach. I had so much fun. When we returned to school，my teacher told me to go to the
headmaster?s office. When I got into the office，I saw a police officer. Suddenly I realized something was wrong. The police officer told me what had happened and we went to pick my sister up. After that，we went to the hospital and waited. Time went slowly. Finally，we got to see our mother. It was terrible. On the next day，the headmaster came and told my two teachers what had happened. I was taking a rest that day. I knew it had something to do with my mother. I kept thinking that she either died or had gotten better. How I wished that she had gotten better. When my teacher took me outside，my sister ran up to me. She started crying，“She?s gone. Teresa，mommy?s gone. She?s dead.” I couldn?t believe it. We jumped into the car and drove straight to the hospital. Most of my family were there. The silence was terrible. I knew I had to say goodbye. Today when I look back，I still miss my mother very much，but I know that I will live. My mother was a strong mother，who had the biggest heart. My mother was an angel walking on the earth. I will always remember her as living. When someone is asked who their hero is， they usually say someone famous， Michael like Jordan or Britney Spears. When someone asks me who my hero is，I tell them，my mother. My mother lives every day. That is what makes her a true hero. 5. Where was the writer when she learned her mother was very ill？ A. On the beach. B. At the hospital C. At school. D. At home. 6. Who brought the writer the bad news that her mother was ill？ A. Her sister. B. The headmaster. C. Her teacher. D. The police officer. 7. What did the headmaster tell the two teachers on the next day？ A. Her mother had been very ill. B. Her mother had been dead. C. Her mother had gotten better. D. Her sister came to see her. 8. From the last paragraph of the passage we know that _______. A. the writer is afraid of her mother B. the writer is proud of her mother C. the writer feels sad about her mother D. the writer feels sorry for her mother 9. The writer must think her mother is a _______ woman. A. famous B. free C. rich D. great C Dear Disney, Last weekend, the four members of my family spent an enjoyable holiday at the Magic Kingdom—Disneyland. And one event made our visit seem truly magical. We got to the front of the line at Space Mountain, only to find out that our little daughter Gloria couldn't take her ice-cream on the ride. We were so excited that we all forgot ice-cream was not allowed on the ride.Gloria broke into tears and we all had no idea what to do. Then Murphy, one of the staff (员工) members, came over. She bent down and told Gloria that she would hold the ice-cream for her and give it
to her when she finished the ride. Gloria said, "Promise?" Then she gave Murphy her ice-cream, and she completely enjoyed the ride. Sure enough, as we walked out the exit, there was Gloria's new friend with "her" ice-cream. Now you and I both know what happened, because we know that an ice-cream won't last twenty minutes on a summer afternoon in Florida. Murphy knew what time we would get off the ride; she went to the nearest shop and bought a brand-new ice-cream thirty seconds before we walked out the exit. Gloria said, "Thank you," but I'm sure she thought it was the same ice-cream. We know that someone tried hard to make our visit special. Thanks so much for going above and beyond! Your fan, Carmen Rivera 10 The family's visit to the Magic Kingdom was ________. A) helpful B) awful C) frightening D) amazing 11. Before the ride, Gloria cried because ________. A) she couldn't find her parents in the line B) she was too little to take the ride C) she couldn't take her ice-cream on the ride D)she had to wait for twenty minutes 12. Murphy was waiting for Gloria ________ after the ride. A) in the ice-cream shop B) at the exit C) in the front of the line D) at the entrance 13. In order to keep the promise, Murphy ________. A) took Gloria to the nearest shop B) asked her new friend to help Gloria C) helped Gloria get off the ride D) bought a new ice-cream for Gloria 14. The underlined word "someone" in the last paragraph refers to (指的是) ________. A) Murphy B) Disney C) Gloria D) Carmen 15. Carmen Rivera wrote the letter to ________. A) order ice-creams B) promise to visit again C) express her thanks D) give some suggestions D People often say that the Englishman?s home is his castle. They mean that the home is very important and personal to him. Most people in Britain live in houses rather than flats, and many people own their homes. This means that they can make them individual（个体的）;they can paint them, and change them in any way they like. Most houses have a garden, even if it is a very small one, and the garden is usually loved. The house and the garden are the private（私人的）space of the individual. People usually like to mark their space. Are you sitting now in your home or on a train? Have you marked the space around yourself as your? If you are on the train you may put your coat or small bag on the seat beside you. If you share a flat you may have one corner or chair which is your own.
Once I was travelling on a train to London. I was in a section for four people and there was a table between us .The man on the space on my side of the table at all. I was angry. Maybe he thought that he owned the whole table. I had read a book about non-verbal communication, so I took various papers out of my bag and put them on his briefcase! When I did this he stiffened and his eyes nearly popped(瞪 出)out of his head. I had invaded(侵犯)his space! A few minutes later I took my papers off his case in order to read them. He immediately moved his case to his side of the table. Of course, it is possible that he just wanted to be helpful to me! If you are visiting another country you may feel that you don?t have any private space. Hotel rooms look much the same in every country in the world. All day long, you share public spaces with other people. You see the local people in their private spaces and you feel lonely and “outside”. Local people can create their private spaces by talking about things you don?t know about .And you even feel that they like you to be outside them so that they will enjoy being inside even more! This is one of the difficulties of being a traveler! But if you understand it then it helps you .Haven?t you enjoyed being part of a group and “owning” a bit of space? 16 .The writer was angry as he was travelling on a train to London because______. A. he had no place to sit B. someone had invaded his “space” C .too many people shared a section with him D. some other people talked about things he didn?t know about 17 . “… you feel lonely and ?outside?” in paragraph 4 means that_______. A. you are alone outside the house B you feel lonely because you travel on your own C. you are alone and therefore you go outside to have some fun D. you feel lonely and you don?t belong to that place or that group of people 18 .In Paragraph 4 ,the pronoun “them? refers to（所指） “___________”. A.public spaces B.private spaces C.local people D.other countries 19 .Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A.British people dislike marking their space. B.You always feel at home in another country. C.Most British people prefer living in houses to flats. D.You can?t mark your private space in a foreign country. 20 .Tha main purpose of the passage is to tell readers to _______. A.own private spaces by living in houses B.have one corner of their own in public places C.realize the importance of “space”in communication D.create their private spaces by talking with local people