Mary __________ Tom with his lessons this time yesterday.
B. was helping
C. were helping
D. had helping
2. Oh, you've had an accident, eh? When __________?
A. it happened
B. did it happen
C. it was happened
D. has it happened
3. When I went into the gym, he __________ a heavy weight.
B. was lifting
C. has lifted
D. was lifted
4. The more you practise, the greater progress you _________.
A. will make
B. have made
C. are making
D. have been making
5. We __________ TV when you return home from office.
A. shall watch
B. shall be watching
D. shall have watched
6. The train from this station __________ on time.
A. never leaves
B. will never leave
D. was never leaving
7. Fetch a doctor. The wounded soldier __________.
A. was dead
C. is dying
D. has been dead
8. We __________ that you would be able to visit us.
B. were hoping
C. have hoped
9. When I was at school, I ________ to the library every day.
C. was going
D. have gone
10. The customer ________ the money on the counter and went away.
D. was laying
11. Everyone in the village ________ to become rich.
B. has wished
C. is wished
D. have been wishing
12. I ________ supper with my family back at home this time tomorrow.
A. am having
B. will have
C. will be having
13. "Oh, it's you! I ________ you. " "I've just had my hair cut, and I'm wearing new glasses. "
A. didn't recognize
B. hadn't recognized
C. haven't recognized
D. don't recognize
14. She wanted to know whether you ________ her.
A. will help
B. will be helping
C. would be helping
D. would help
15. I think I'll write Jim right now and tell him ________ with him.
A. I'll go
B. I've gone
C. I was going
D. I'd go
16. I won't be able to watch the program because I ________ my homework at that time.
A. shall have done
B. will do
C. shall be done
D. will be doing
17. My brother ________ while he ________ his bicycle and hurt himself.
A. fell; was riding
B. fell; were riding
C. had fallen;
D. had fallen; was riding
18. They were each ________ black shoes and stockings.
19. "Hello, Mary, We haven't seen each other for years. What ________ now? " "I ________ at university"
A. do you do; have studied
B. are you doing; study
C. are you doing; am
D. are you going to do; am
20. Before long, he ________ all about what happened today.
A. will have forgotten
B. will have been forgotten
C. will forget
D. will be forgetting
21. I first met Lisa three years ago. She ________ at a radio shop at the time.
A. has worked
B. was working
C. had been working
D. had worked
22. "Your phone number again? I ________ quite catch it. "
"It is 9568442. "
23. "Is this raincoat yours? " "No, mine ________ there behind the door. "
A. is hanging
B. has hung
24. One of my old classmates ________ just as I ________ my room.
A. comes; left
B. came; was leaving
C. came; leave
D. was coming; left
25. "________ for Shanghai? ""Yes. And I will come back in two months."
A. Have you left
B. Are you leaving
C. Do you leave
D. Did you leave
It was a quarter past nine as Marie hurried into the office building where she was going to work. Her bus moved slowly along through __1_ morning traffic, making her a few minutes late for her very first job. She decided to start out half an hour earlier the next day.
Once inside the hall she had to stand at the elevators and wait several minutes 2 she could get on to go to the sixth floor. When she finally reached the office marked "King Enterprises", she knocked at the door nervously and waited. There was no answer. She knocked again, but still there was no reply. 3 inside the next office, she could hear the sound of voices, so she opened the door and went in.
Although she was sure it was the same office she had been in two weeks before when she had had the interview with Mr. King, it looked quite different now. In fact, it 4 looked like an office at all. The employees were just standing around 5 . At the far end of the room, somebody 6 have just told a good joke, she thought they were laughing because there was a loud burst of laughter as she came in. For a moment she had thought they were laughing at her.
Then one of the men looked at his watch, 7 his hands and said something to the others. Quickly they all went to their desks and, in a matter of seconds, everyone was hard at work. No one paid any attention to Marie. Finally she went up to the man who was sitting at the desk nearest to the door and explained that this was her first day in the office. Hardly 8 from his work, he told her to have a seat and wait for Mr. King, who would arrive 9 .Then Marie realized that the day's work in the office began just before Mr. King arrived. Later she found out that he lived in Connecticut and came into Manhattan on the 10 train every morning, arriving in the office at 9:35 a.m. , so that his staff knew exactly when to start working.
1. A. light B. heavy C. strong D. serious
2. A. since B. until C. after D. before
3. A. From B. Through C. At D. Over
4. A. much B. somewhat C. hardly D. roughly
5. A. chatting and smoked B. chatting and smoking
C. chatted and smoking D. chatted and smoked
6. A. should B. could C. might D. must
7. A. clapped B. touched C. felt D. shook
8. A. looking up B. looking for C. looking down D. looking out
9. A. at one moment B. at the last moment
C. at the moment D. at any moment
10. A. busy B. long C. same D. empty
Most children with healthy appetites are ready to eat almost anything that is offered them and a child rarely dislikes food 1 it is badly cooked. The 2 a meal is cooked and served is most important and an 3 served meal will often improve a child's appetite. Never ask a child 4 he likes or dislikes a food and never 5 likes and dislikes in front of him or allow 6 else to do so. If the father says he hates fat meat or the mother 7 vegetables in the child's hearing he is 8 to copy this procedure. Take it 9 granted that he likes everything and he probably 10 . Nothing healthful should be omitted from the meal because of a 11 dislike. At meal times it is a good 12 to give a child a small portion and let him 13 back for a second helping rather than give him as 14 as he is likely to eat all at once. Don't talk too much to the child 15 meal times, but let him get on with his food, and do not 16 him to leave the table immediately after a meal or he will 17 learn to swallow his food 18 he can hurry back to his toys. Under 19 circumstances must a child be coaxed 20 forced to eat.
1. A. if B. until C. that D. unless
2. A. procedure B. process C. way D. method
3. A. adequately B. attractively C. urgently D. eagerly
4. A. whether B. what C. that D. which
5. A. remark B. tell C. discuss D. argue
6. A. everybody B. anybody C. somebody D. nobody
7. A. opposes B. denies C. refuses D. offends
8. A. willing B. possible C. obliged D. likely
9. A. with B. as C. over D. for
10. A. should B. may C. will D. must
11. A. supposed B. proved C. considered D. related
12. A. point B. custom C. idea D. plan
13. A. ask B. come C. return D. take
14. A. much B. little C. few D. many
15. A. on B. over C. by D. during
16. A. agree B. allow C. force D. persuade
17. A. hurriedly B. soon C. fast D. slowly
18. A. so that B. until C. lest D. although
19. A. some B. any C. such D. no
20. A. or B. nor C. but D. neither
There are more than forty universities in Britain--nearly twice as many as in 1960. During the 1960s eight completely new ones were founded, and ten other new ones were created 1 converting old colleges of technology into universities. In the same period the 2 of students more than doubled, from 70,000 to 3 than 200,000. By 1973 about 10% of men aged from eighteen 4 twenty-one were in universities and about 5% of women. All the universities are private institutions. Each has its 5 governing councils, 6 some local businessmen and local politicians as 7 a few academics. The state began to give grants to them fifty years 8 , and by 1970 each university derived nearly all its 9 from state grants. Students have to 10 fees and living costs, but every student may receive from the local authority of the place 11 he lives a personal grant which is enough to pay his full costs, including lodging and 12 unless his parents are 13 . Most 14 take jobs in the summer 15 about six weeks, but they do not normally do outside 16 during the academic year. The Department of Education takes 17 for the payment which covers the whole expenditure of the 18 , but it does not exercise direct control. It can have an important influence 19 new developments through its power to distribute funds, but it takes the advice of the University Grants Committee, a body which is mainly 20 of academics.
1. A. with B. by C. at D. into
2. A. amount B. quantity C. lot D. number
3. A. more B. much C. less D. fewer
4. A. with B. to C. from D. beyond
5. A. self B. kind C. own D. personal
6. A. making B. consisting C. including D. taking
7. A. good B. long C. little D. well
8. A. ago B. before C. after D. ever
9. A. suggestions B. grades C. profits D. funds
10. A. make B. pay C. change D. delay
11. A. what B. which C. where D. how
12. A. living B. drinking C. food D. shelter
13. A. poor B. generous C. kindhearted D. rich
14. A. professors B. students C. politicians D. businessmen
15. A. at B. since C. with D. for
16. A. travel B. work C. experiment D. study
17. A. responsibility B. advice C. duty D. pleasure
18. A. government B. school C. universities D. committees
19. A. at B. to C. on D. from
20. A. consisted B. composed C. made D. taken
Who doesn’t love sitting beside a fire on a cold winter night? Fire is one of the man’s greatest friends, but also one of __1_ greatest enemies. Many big fires are caused by carelessness. A lighted cigarette thrown __2__ a car or a train window, or a broken bottle lying on dry grass can _3__ a fire. Sometimes a fire can start on its own. Wet hay can begin burning of itself. This is ___4_ it happens: the hay starts to rot and begins to _5__ heat which is trapped inside it. Finally, it bursts into flames. That is why farmers cut and store their hay when it’s dry.
Fires have destroyed __6__ cities. In the 17th century, a small fire which _7__ in a shop burnt down nearly every building in London. Moscow was set fire to during the war against Napoleon . this fire __8_ burning for seven days. Even today, in spite of modern fire-fighting_9__, fire causes a great deal of damage each year both in our cities and in the countryside. It has been widely __10 that fire is a good servant but a very bad master.
21. A. his B. its C. our D. their
22. A. into B. out of C. from D. over
23. A. happen B. light C. make D. start
24. A. what B. why C. how D. because
25. A. give off B. get out C. break out D. make out
26. A. no B. many C. small D. big
27. A. was B. is C. start D. began
28. A. lasted B. continued C. stopped D. began
29. A. methods B. researches C. studies D. engines
30. A. written B. asked C. forgotten D. said