一、单项选择题（共 10 道试题，共 50 分。） 得分：50
1. I am bad at spelling，but he is ___B__ than me.
2. London is _____capital of Britain, and it is _____ great city, too. B
A. a, the
B. the, a
C. a, a
D. the, the
3. The Yellow River is the second ____C__ river in China.
D. more long
4. I don’t need _____ mineral water , but I’ d like ____ tea , thanks. B
A. any, any
B. any, some
C. some, some
D. some, any
5. The flowers ___D____ every day, or they’ll die.
A. must water
B. can be watered
C. should water
D. must be watered
6. I always drive _C____ to work.
7. ___A___ children has his brother got?
A. How many
B. How much
C. How about
D. How old
8. — ____ time do you have lunch?
— I usually have lunch at 12. A
9. She __B____ a teacher in Shanghai last year.
10. He _____ in Beijing, but his parents ______ in Hangzhou. B
A. live, lives
B. lives, live
C. live, live
D. lives, lives
二、阅读理解（共 2 道试题，共 50 分。） 得分：50
England is not a big country: from north to south and from east to west it is only about three hundred miles across. But for a small country it has a surprising range of climate. People who have never visited England or who have visited only one part of it, often make the mistake of thinking that it is a cold and wet country. Except for the summer months of June to September; this is probable true of the North of England and the Midland. In the south, however, the climate is much more pleasant. One result is that when people retire form a job in the north, they often prefer to move down to the milder south.
Perhaps the warmest part of the country is the south-west, which consists of the countries of Devon and Cornwall. The warm Gulf Steam flows across the North Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico and makes the coastal regions of the south-west of England. Flowers and vegetables ripen as much as a month earlier than those elsewhere. Farmers in the area obtain a higher price for their vegetables and flowers because they are ready earlier. In winter there may be probably no snow at all in the south-west. This may be one of the reasons why the south-west is one of England’s most popular holiday areas.
1). The distance from the center of England to the south coast is about ___C__.
one hundred miles
B. three hundred miles
C. one hundred and fifty miles
D. six hundred miles
2). England is a country __D_____.
A. with a cold and wet climate
B. with a surprising climate
C. with a pleasant climate
D. with a variety of climate
3). According to the passage, ___A____.
A. flowers and vegetables from Devon are on the market one month earlier
B. farmers in the south-west grow as many vegetables and flowers as farmers elsewhere
C. people in the south-west have to pay a higher price for vegetables and flowers
D. vegetable in Cornwall ripen as much as a month earlier than flowers
4). In the north of England and the Midland, __D____.
A. it is cold and wet all the year round
B. the climate is pleasant as a whole
C. it is warm most of the time in a year
D. only the summer is not cold and wet
5). In winter, people in Devon and Cornwall __A____.
A. hardly see any snow
B. never see any snow
C. may have several feet of snow
D. often see snow
2. An important question about eating out is who pays for the meal. If a friend of yours asks you to have lunch with him. You may say something like this, “I’m afraid it’ll have to be some place cheap, as I have very little money.” The other person may say, “OK, I’ll meet you at McDonald’s.” This means that two agree to go Dutch, that is, each person pays for himself. He may also say, “Oh, no. I want to take you to lunch at Johnson’s”, or “I want you to try the steak(牛排) there. It’s great.” This means the person wants to pay for both of you. If you feel friendly towards this person, you can go with him and you needn’t pay for the meal. You may just say, “Thank you. That would be very nice.” American customs about who pays for dates(约会) are much the same as in other parts of the world. In the old days, American women wanted men to pay for all the meals. But, today, a university girl or a woman in the business world will usually pay her own way during the day. If a man asks her to dinner or a dance outside the working hours, it means “come as my guest”. So as you can see, it is a polite thing to make the question clear at the very beginning.
1). In the old days _______ often paid for all the meals. B
C. university students
2). “To go Dutch” means to ___C____.
A. go to play outside
B. eat out
C. pay for oneself
D. go to a cheaper eating place
3). “McDonald’s” here means ___D____.
A. a tea house
B. a gate
C. an office
D. an eating place
4). If you feel friendly to the person, __C_____.
A. you should pay for him
B. you needn’t pay for him
C. you can accept his invitation
D. you can’t accept his invitation
5). We’d better know who will pay for the meal _____A__.
A. at the beginning
B. at the end
C. in the middle of the meal
D. after drinking