A man came home from work late, tired, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.
“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?”
“If you must know, I make $20 an hour,”
“Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down. He thought for a moment, looked up and said, “Daddy, could you lend me $10?”
The father was furious, “If you asked for the money to buy a toy or some other rubbish, then go straight to your room and think about why you are being so selfish（自私的）!”
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. After about an hour or so, the father calmed（平静）down, and started to think, “Maybe he really needs to buy something and he didn’t really ask for money very often.” So he went to the little boy’s room.
“Sorry! Maybe I was too hard on you just now.” said the man, “Here’s $10.”
“Oh, thank you, Daddy!” he said happily. Then, the boy took out some coins. When the father found that the boy already had money, he got angry again. “Why do you want more money since you already have some?” the father shouted angrily.
“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do.” the little boy replied, “Daddy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”
21. In this passage, the underlined word “furious” means ______.
A. a little nervous B. quite happy C. too excited D. very angry
22. At first, the father refused to lend the boy any money because ______.
A. he thought the boy wanted to keep the money for himself
B. he thought the boy would buy something of no use
C. he did not have enough money at that moment
D. the boy always borrowed money from him
23. The boy wanted to buy ______ with twenty dollars.
A. a new book for himself B. a nice present for his father
C. an hour of his father’s time D. a toy for his own birthday
24. From the passage, we can infer（推断）that the boy’s father ______.
A. often played with his son B. spent little time with his son
C. didn’t love his son at all D. often came back home early
The impression you make at the beginning of an interview(面试) is very important. Employers often decide to hire（雇佣）someone in the first three minutes of the interview. They judge you by your appearance, attitude and manners.
A friendly smile when you walk into the room is important. A smile shows a confident (自信的) and positive（积极的）attitude.
When you introduce yourself, make eyes contact with the interviewer. Some interviewers offer a handshake. Others don't.
Try to be as natural as possible. But pay attention to your body language. The way you sit, walk, gesture, use your voice and show feeling on your face are all parts of your body language. It makes the interviewer know how you feel about yourself and the situation you are in. Are you feeling positive about yourself? Your abilities? Your interest in the job?
Speak clearly and loudly enough. Show interest and enthusiasm in your voice. When you speak, look at the interviewer. Also don't say negative things about yourself, or former employers.
Listen to questions carefully. If you don't understand a question, ask the interviewer to repeat or explain.
"I'm sorry, but I didn't catch that."
"I'm not sure exactly what you mean."
Almost everyone is nervous in a job interview. Interviewers know that. They don't expect you to be totally calm（冷静）and relaxed. But they expect you to try to control your nervousness. They expect you to show confidence in your ability to do the job.
At the end of the interview, thank the interviewer for her or him. It's a good idea to send a short thank-you letter right after the interview, or deliver it by hand.
Phone the company if you have not heard anything after one week. Ask if they have made a decision about the job.
25. It can be inferred（推断） from the passage that ________.
A. the first impression is very important in an interview
B. you should stand still with respect before the employer
C. you should always put on a smile when meeting the employer
D. employers understand and like employees' nervousness
26. Why should we pay attention to our body language?
A. Because we need it to improve our feeling.
B. Because it can help us feel about the employer.
C. Because it is needed by our employer.
D. Because it can help us win the employer's positive impression.
27. The main purpose of the passage is ________.
A. to tell from wrong about job interviews
B. to give you some advice on the art of finding a job
C. to explain why we should do something about an interview
D. to suggest not being shy in an interview
28. Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
A. A Friendly Smile B. Sending a Thank-You Letter
C. Don't Be Nervous D. Making a Good Impression
When milk arrived on the doorstep
When I was a boy growing up in New Jersey in the 1960s, we had a milkman delivering(递送) milk to our doorstep. His name was Mr. Basille. He wore a white cap and drove a white truck. As a 5-year-old boy, I couldn't take my eyes off the coin changer（硬币夹） fixed to his belt. He noticed this one day during a delivery and gave me a quarter out of his coin changer.
Of course, he delivered more than milk. There was cheese, eggs and so on. If we needed to change our order, my mother would pen a note-"Please add a bottle of buttermilk next delivery"-and place it in the box along with the empty bottles. And then, the buttermilk would magically（魔术般）appear.
All of this was about more than convenience. There existed(存在) a close relationship between families and their milkmen. Mr. Basille even had a key to our house, for those times when it was so cold outside that we put the box indoors, so that the milk wouldn't freeze. And I remember Mr. Basille from time to time taking a break at our kitchen table, having a cup of tea and telling stories about his delivery.
There is sadly no home milk delivery today. Big companies allowed the production of cheaper milk，thus making it difficult for milkmen to compete (竞争). Besides, milk is for sale everywhere, and it may just not have been practiced to have a delivery service.
Recently, an old milk box in the countryside I saw brought back my childhood memories. I took it home and planted it on the back porch (门廊). Every so often my son's friends will ask what it is. So I start telling stories of my boyhood, and of the milkman who brought us friendship along with his milk.
29. Mr. Basille gave the boy a quarter out of his coin changer ______.
A. to show his magical power
B. to pay for the delivery
C. to please his mother
D. to satisfy his curiosity（好奇心）
30. Why does home milk delivery no longer exist?
A. Nobody wants to be a milkman now.
B. Its service is getting poor.
C. It has been driven out of the market.
D. It is forbidden(禁止) by law.
31. Why did the author bring back home an old milk box?
A. He needed it for his milk bottles.
B. He wanted to tell interesting stories.
C. He missed the good old days.
D. He planted flowers in it.
One of the most important things in the world is friendship. In order to have friends, you have to be a friend. But how can you be a good friend at school?
Listen---Listen when they are talking. Don’t say anything unless they ask you a question. Sometimes it’s not necessary for you to have anything to say;they just need someone to talk to about their feelings.
Help them---If your friend is ever in need of something, be there to help them. You should try to put them first, but make sure you don’t do everything they want you to do. Try to take an extra pencil or pen with you to classes in case they forget one. Have a little extra money in your pocket in case they forget something they need.
Be there for them---Be there for your friends to help make them feel better in hard times. Marilyn Monroe, a famous U.S. actor, once said, “I often make mistakes. Sometimes I am out of control, but if you can’t stay with me at my worst, you are sure not to deserve值得) to be with me at my best.” Always remember this! If you don’t want to stay with your friends when they’re in hard times, then you don’t deserve to be with them when they’re having a good time!
Make plans---Try to make plans with your friends. Go shopping, go for ice cream, have a party, go to a movie and so on. Take time to know each other even better by doing something you both enjoy. By planning things together, you both can have a good time. And you’ll remember these things when you’re all old!
32. While your friend is talking to you about his or her feelings, you should________. A. just listen unless asked
B. give him or her some advice
C. calm him or her down
D. share your feelings as well
33. When we offer our friends help, we should ___________.
A. try to do everything for them
B. change their bad habits first
C. put them before ourselves
D. ignore(忽视) their faults
34. What can we learn from Marilyn Monroe’s words?
A. Life without a friend is death.
B. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
C. A friend is easier lost than found.
D. A man is known by his friends.
35. The passage is mainly about _______.
A. how to be a good friend
B. how to help friends in trouble
C. how to find a good friend
D. how to make more friends
What is your favourite colour? Do you like yellow, orange, red? ___36___. Do you prefer（更喜欢） greys and blues? Then you are probably quiet, shy, and you would rather follow than lead. You tend（倾向于） to be pessimist. At least, this is what psychologists（心理学家） tell us, and they should know, because they have been seriously studying the meaning of colour preference, as well as the effect（影响） that colours have on human beings. ___37___ . If you happen to love brown, you did so, as soon as you opened your eyes, or at least as soon as you could see clearly.
___38___. A yellow room makes most people feel more cheerful and more relaxed than a dark green one; and a red dress brings warmth and cheer to the saddest winter day. ___39___ . A black bridge over the Thames River, near London, used to be the scene of more suicides(自杀) than any other bridge in the area---until it was repainted green. The number of suicide attempts(企图) immediately fell sharply. Perhaps it would have fallen even more if the bridge had been done in pink or baby blue.
___40___. It is an established fact that factory workers work better, harder, and have fewer accidents when their machines are painted orange rather than black or grey.
A. On the other hand, black is depressing（压抑的）.
B. They tell us, among other facts, that we do not choose our favourite colour as grow up --- we are born with our preference.
C. The rooms are painted in different colours as you like.
D. If you do, you must be an optimist, a leader, an active person who enjoys life, people and excitement.
E. Light and bright colours make people not only happier but more active.
F. Life is like a picture or a poem, full of different colours.
G. Colours do influence（影响） our moods---there is no doubt about it.