1. When Edison’s mother was ill, he ________ a doctor. The doctor operated ________ her at once.
2. The parents have to ________ their children’s education.
3. Which hobby group do you ________ ?
B.take part in
4. She ________ a cold for three weeks.
5. These kinds of shoes ________ well.
B.are not sold
C.won’t be sold
D.were not sold
6. “What are those women?”
7. You look sleepy. You’d better ________
A.go to bed
D.go to sleep
8. The Greens have been in China for almost five years. They ________ eating Chinese food.
B.are used to
C.used not to
D.don’t use to
9. The bridge is three hundred ________ long.
10. We have ________ week’s holiday next week.
11. “Have you finished your work?” “No, ________.”
12. When we found an old man _________ on the ground, we sent him to a hospital nearby.
13. I am going to ________ my living-room ________ a play-room for the children.
14. As a student we should ________ manners.
15. It’s snowing now. You’d better _______ at home.
16. He never has lunch at the factory, ________ he?
17. She ________ a bag of sweets on the floor.
18. ________ was the population in China by the end of last year?
19. All the desks in the classroom ________ dust.
A.are covered with
B.are cover with
C.are covering with
20. _______ you please _______ a minute?
21. What do you usually do ________ Christmas?
22. Alice isn’t the tallest girl in her class, but she is taller than ________.
A.any of the girls
B.any other girl
C.some the other girls
D.some of the other girls
23. When did you ________ from Beijing tomorrow?
24. My friend is visiting us next week, and I will ________ Shanghai.
A.see him off
B.show him around
C.give him a message
D.ring him up
There was a famous French writer. He was a man of great achievements (成就). He said that one of his main achievements was his study of handwriting. He had spent much time on it and he often told his friends that he could tell a person’s character (性格) from that person’s handwriting.
One day, a woman brought him a page of a boy’s handwriting. She said that she wanted to know what he thought of the boy’s character.
He studied the handwriting carefully for a few minutes. Then he looked at the woman strangely. The woman told him that the boy was not in her family and that he did not have to worry.
“Good!” said the writer, “Then I can tell you.” He went on to say that he thought the boy was stupid and lazy. He added that the boy should be watched carefully, if not, he would bring harm to his family when he grew up.
“Isn’t that strange?” said the woman, smiling. “Because this is a page from your own exercise book. You wrote it yourself when you were a boy.”