1. — Reading is the best way to pass time on the train.
— __________, I never go traveling without a book.
A) You are joking
B) That's true
C) I don't think so
凯时国际app首页D) It sounds like fun
凯时国际app首页2. — I get at least half an hour of exercise almost every day.
— Oh great! __________.
凯时国际app首页A) Good luck
B) Cheer up
C) Same to you
D) Keep it up
3. — What are you going to do this weekend?
一__________. If time permits, I may go to Shanghai with my friends.
A) Don’t mention it
凯时国际app首页B) It doesn’t matter
C) It depends
凯时国际app首页D) Forget it
4. —I really can't remember these grammar rules!
— __________. Practice more.
A) You're not alone
B) It's hard to say
C) I'm afraid not
凯时国际app首页D) It's up to you
5. –– I would never come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible and the price is high!
A) Nor am I
B) Same with me
凯时国际app首页C) Neither would I
D) So do I
6. — Oh, dear! I’ve just broken a cup.
B) Don’t worry
C) That’s fine
D) Not at all
7. — Sorry. I have taken your bag by mistake.
A) That’s right
凯时国际app首页B) You’re welcome
C) It doesn’t matter
凯时国际app首页D) All right
凯时国际app首页8. — That’s a beautiful dress you have on!
A) Oh, thanks. My husband gives it to me as a birthday gift
B) Sorry, it’s too cheap
凯时国际app首页C) You can have it from your husband
凯时国际app首页D) See you later
9. — How do I get to the cinema?
凯时国际app首页— ________. You can’t miss it.
凯时国际app首页A) It’s very far
B) Yes, there is a cinema near here
C) It’s well known
凯时国际app首页D) Go down this street and turn left
10. — If you don’t mind, I can mail this letter for you?
凯时国际app首页— ________ .
凯时国际app首页A) That’s very kind of you
凯时国际app首页B) You are so cool
凯时国际app首页C) Please give me a hand
凯时国际app首页D) You are so great
凯时国际app首页Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage.
In the United States, it is important to be on time for an appointment, a class, a meeting, etc. However, this may not be true in all countries. An American professor discovered this difference while teaching a class in a Brazilian(巴西的)university. The two-hour class was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12. On the first day, when the professor arrived on time, no one was in the classroom. Many students came after 10 a.m. Several arrived after 10:30 a.m. Two students came after 11 a.m. Although all the students greeted the professor as they arrived, few apologized for their lateness. Were these students being rude? He decided to study the students’ behavior.
The professor talked to American and Brazilian students about lateness in both an informal and a formal situation: at a lunch with a friend and in university calls respectively. He gave them an example and asked them how they would react. If they had a lunch appointment with a friend, the average American student showed clearly lateness as 19 minutes after the agreed time. On the other hand, the average Brazilian student would be 33 minutes late.
凯时国际app首页In an American university, students are expected to arrive at the appointed hour. In contrast, in Brazil, neither the teacher nor the students always arrive at the appointed hour. Classes not only begin at the scheduled time in the United States, but also end at the scheduled time. In the Brazilian class, only a few students left the class at 12:00; many remained past 12:30 to discuss the class and ask more questions. Arriving late may not be very important in Brazil, neither is staying late.
11. The American professor studied the Brazilian students’ behavior because ________.
凯时国际app首页A) he felt angry at the students’ rudeness
凯时国际app首页B) he felt puzzled at the students’ being late
凯时国际app首页C) he wanted to collect data for his research
D) he wanted to make students come on time later
凯时国际app首页12. Which of the following is not mentioned in the passage?
凯时国际app首页A) Both American and Brazilian students will often be late for a lunch appointment.
B) Classes begin and end at the scheduled time in the United States.
C) Brazilian students don’t mind staying late after class.
D) Brazilian students usually arrive late and leave early.
凯时国际app首页13. What can we infer from the professor’s study of lateness in the informal situation?
A) Neither Brazilian nor American students like to be late in social gatherings.
B) American students will become impatient if their friend is ten minutes late.
凯时国际app首页C) Being late in one culture may not be considered rude in another culture.
D) Brazilian students will not come thirty-three minutes after the agreed time.
14. From the last paragraph we know that in Brazil, ________.
A) it is acceptable for professors to be late for class
凯时国际app首页B) it is rude to keep a professor staying after class
凯时国际app首页C) it is important to arrive at the appointed time
D) it is normal for students to leave during lectures
15. What does this passage tell us?
A) People learn the importance of time from the country in which they live.
凯时国际app首页B) The importance of being on time differs among cultures.
C) Students being late for class should explain the reason to their teacher.
D) It is important to come to class on time in Brazil.