1．Janet wore a very fashionable dress to the evening party, so she looked more attractive than _____ there.
A．all girls B．all the girls
C．other girls D．the other girls
2．By the time you receive this letter, I _____ this city for my home town.
A．have left B．will have left
C．leave D．will leave
3．Jack _____ the manager of the marketing department of the local iron and steel company.
A．has just appointed as B．has just appointed
C．has just been appointed for D．has just been appointed
4．It is recommended that the project _____ until all the preparations have been made.
A．not being started B．being not started
C．not be started D．be not started
5．_____ in this big city, Tom decided to move to a small town for a change.
A．The tiring of living B．Tiring of living
C．Tired of living D．To be tried of living
6．_____ his daughter for weeks, John went to the university to see her.
A．Having not heard from B．Not having heard from
C．Not to heat from D．To be not heard from
7．This hotel had had all the staff _____ in foreign languages before it opened for business.
C．being trained D．be trained
8．Cynthia said she wouldn’t go to the lecture tomorrow afternoon, _____ she?
C．did D．didn’ t
9．My sister is _____ her research that she has no time to manage household affairs.
A．occupied very much with B．occupied with very much
C．so much occupied with D．much so occupied with
10．The students there were talking _____ a good job after graduation from the college.
A．about how they could find B．about how could they find
C．how they could find D．how could they find
11．Compare the new edition of this book with the old ones _____ you will find only a few improvements.
12．Your car looked very dirty, you’d better _____.
A．to have it washed B．to have washed it
C．have washed it D．have it washed
13．Once Linda decided on a plan, she insisted _____.
A．on carrying it out B．that she carries it out
C．on carrying out it D．that she carries out it
14．Jane’s friends bought her a lot of gifts, _____ were to her taste except the book that Tony gave her.
A．no one of these B．none of those
C．no one of which D．none of which
15．So many people _____ absent, we decided to put off the meeting.
A．to be B．being
C．are D．have been
16．A _____ of athletic ability, talent and a whole lot of height has made Yao Ming one of the most talked-about players today.
17．The man is brought to the police station and he knows what is _____ for him.
A．in store B．in difficulty
C．in danger D．in trouble
18．The lack of investment in new machinery has _____ any rise in productivity.
A．worked out B．refused
C．worked against D．opposed
19．We have to _____ early if we want to travel in the cool of the day.
A．set in B．set for
C．set out D．set up
20．The contract will _____ at the end of the year. A new one will have to be drawn.
A．run through B．run across
C．run away D．run out
21．Young as he is, he has to _____ what he has done.
A．pay for B．pay
C．pay back D．repay
22．It is hoped that the patient, who has been lying unconscious for weeks, will come _____.
23．After Dick came to China, he _____ with its long history and rich culture.
A．showed love B．was attracted
C．fell in love D．was satisfied
24．In the beginning Mary found it difficult to _____ the rest of the class in mathematics.
A．keep up with B．come up with
C．follow up with D．make up with
25．We ought to inform young people _____ the risks involved in taking drugs.
26．Michael Dell launched his own computer company at the age of 19 and he wanted to compete with IBM. He was really _____.
27．You would certainly beat me at tennis; I’m _____ practice.
A．away from B．beyond
C．above D．out of
28．This paper, _____ its very honest comment on the news, is very influential.
A．instead of B．because of
C．in spite of D．in relation to
29．The argument went on for days as neither side would give _____.
30．With so many activities going on in school at this time of the year, the students can hardly _____ their studies.
A．put in B．give to
C．concentrate on D．spend on
We find that bright children are rarely held back by mixed ability teaching. On the contrary, both their knowledge and experience are enriched. We feel that there are many disadvantages in streaming pupils. It does not take into account the fact that children develop at different rates. It can also have a bad effect on both the bright and the not-so-bright child. After all, it can be quite discouraging to be at the bottom of the top grade!
Besides, it is rather unreal to grade people just according to their intellectual ability. This is only one aspect of their total personality. We are concerned to develop the abilities of all our pupils to the full , not just their academic ability. We also value personal qualities and social skills, and we find that mixed ability teaching contributes to all these aspects of learning.
In our classrooms, we work in various ways. The pupils often work in groups: this gives them the opportunity to learn to cooperate, to share, and to develop leadership shills. They also learn how to cope with personal problems as well as how to think, to make decisions, to analyze, and evaluate, and to communicate effectively. The pupils learn from each other as well as from the teacher.
Sometimes the pupils work in pairs; sometimes they work on individual tasks and assignments, and they can do this at their own speed. They also have some formal class teaching when it is appropriate. In this case, it is the teachers who do the teaching, which happens in any traditional classrooms. We encourage our pupils to use the library too, and teach them the skills they need in order to do this efficiently. An advanced pupil can do advanced work: it does not matter what age the child is. We expect our pupils to do their best, not their least, and we give them every encouragement to attain this goal.
31．“We feel that there are many disadvantages in streaming pupils.” In this context, the word streaming means _____.
32．According to the passage, the students can develop all aspects of learning by _____.
A．using the library
B．working in pairs
C．learning from each other
D．receiving mixed ability teaching
33．Which of the following is NOT mentioned about group work?
A．Pupils learn to cooperate.
B．Pupils learn to develop their leadership skills.
C．Pupils learn to participate in student teaching.
D．Pupils learn to think and solve problems.
34．In Paragraph 4, formal class teaching probably means _____.
A．lectures by the teacher B．discussion
C．student teaching D．library work
35．In this passage, the author is _____ about streaming pupils.
I have had just about enough of being treated like a second-class citizen, simply because I happened to be a customer. The more I go into shops and hotels, banks and post offices, railway stations, airports and the like, the more I’m convinced that things are being run solely to suit the firm, the system, or the union. There seems to be something deceptive for the so-called “service” organization－Staff Before Service.
How often, for example, have you queued（排队）for what seems like hours at the post office or the supermarket because there weren’t enough staff on duty at the checkout counters? Surely in these days of high unemployment it must be possible to hire cashiers and counter staff. Yet supermarkets claim that uncovering all their cash registers at any one time would increase cost. And the post office says we cannot expect all their Service counters to be occupied “at times when demand is low.”
It’s the same with hotels. Because waiters and kitchen staff must finish when it suits them, dining rooms close earlier or menu choice is cut short. As for us guests, we just have to put up with it. There is also the nonsense of so many friendly hotel night porters having been thrown out of their jobs and replaced by machines. Not to mention the creeping threat of the tea-making kit in your room: a kettle with a mixed collection of teabags, plastic milk cartons and lump sugar. Who wants to wake up to a raw teabag? I don’t, especially when I am paying for “service”.
Can it be stopped, this sort of poor service, this growing attitude that the customer is always a nuisance? I eagerly hope so because it’s happening, sadly, in all walks of life.
36．By saying “I have had just about enough of being treated like a second-class citizen,” the writer means that he does not _____.
A．get a good job
B．get any reward
C．get good service
D．get good medical treatment
37．According to the passage, customers queue for a long time because _____.
A．fewer people than needed are hired to work at the checkout counters
B．the cashiers leave their counters from time to time
C．the cashiers work rather slowly
D．there are not enough cash registers
38．Fewer people are placed at the checkout counters simply because _____.
A．unemployment rate is high
B．there are more cashiers than needed
C．those in business hire fewer people to save money
D．only a small number of people can be hired to work in the service industry
39．The writer used to enjoy the service at the hotels provided by _____but feels bad that they are out of service now.
A． machines B． porters
C． waiters D． kitchen staff
40． The writer talks about the service industry with rather a (n) _____tone.
A． angry B． pleasant
C． cheerful D． fearful
41. surrounding 42. explosion 43. uncertainly
44. surgery 45. steadily 46. frightening
47. grieve 48. character 49. opponent
50. reserved 51. compartment 52. quality
53. symmetrical 54. thumbnail 55. audience
56. fashionable 57. carefully 58. challenging
59. comfortable 60. nonetheless