Unit6 When was it invented?
( ) 1. ______woman in red has _______eight-month-old baby.
A. The; an B. A; a C. The; a D. The; /
( ) 2. We know that something ___ to end it.
A. must is done B. must be done C. must do D. must done
( ) 3. The rubbish smells __________.
A. well B. badly C. terribly D. terrible
( ) 4. It’s ________ for me to see you.
A. please B. pleasure C. pleased D. pleasant
( ) 5. The stones they carried were used ________ houses and bridges.
A. to build B. to be built C. for building D. A or C
( ) 6. The room_____________ as a study.
A. used to being used B. used to be used
C. was used to be used D. was used to being used
( ) 7. I still can’t believe it! My bicycle____ last night.
A. is stolen B. was stolen C. was stole D. stole
( ) 8. I’m sorry I haven’t got any money. I’ve ______ my handbag at home.
A. missed B. put C. forgotten D. left
( ) 9. ---________ bad weather! -----Yes, and it will last ____.
A. What, two days B. What a, two days
C. How, for two days D. How, two days long
( ) 10. Thanks to the ______English course , I can live in the USA easily.
A. two-months B. one months’ C. one month’s D. two month’s
( ) 11. --Don’t worry. My mother will look after your baby __________. --Thanks a lot.
A. careful enough B. enough careful
C. carefully enough D. enough carefully
( ) 12. Mr Smith has bought a large house _____a swimming pool.
A. in B. of C. at D. with
( ) 13. Dad, the phone is ringing. I guess either you or Mum ________ on the phone.
A. is wanted B. are wanted C. wants D. want
( ) 14. How time flies! Four years ____________ really a short time.
A. is B. are C. was D. were
( ) 15. -- May I go to the concert with you?
-- I’m afraid not ______you have a ticket, because I have only one.
A. since B. if C. unless D. though
Some years ago, Chinese high school students would show their school-bags, new clothes or new pens to their classmates when the new term started, Today, however, all have 16 . If you still come back to school with only these things, you are falling out-of-date(过时). Students in big cities like to bring the latest high-tech things to school, and feel happy and 17 to show off(炫耀) these things to 18 . Mobile phones, MP3 players, CD players, electronic dictionaries, the list is endless.
Young people think that, living in the twenty-first century, they must keep up with the others. They don’t want to fall 19 . Besides, they think that they need to keep in touch with their classmates, so they need mobile phones. They also like to 20 the pop music, so they need CD players. They explain that, 21 like electronic dictionaries, these can be _22_ in their study, 23. They think that their parents should understand why they want these things.
Foreign students will also bring some latest high-tech things when they return back to school at the beginning of a new term. 24 , they often use the money which they made by themselves during the holiday to 25_ these high-tech things that they want.
( ) 16 A. changed B. come C. joined D. stopped
( ) 17. A. right B. lucky C. nice D. pleased
( ) 18. A. other B. the other C. others D. he others
( ) 19. A. down B. off C. behind D. back
( ) 20. A. hear B. listen to C. read D. play
( ) 21. A. look B. just C. feel D. something
( ) 22. A. new B. modern C. latest D. useful
( ) 23. A. also B. too C. either D. then
( ) 24. A. But B. However C. So D. Still
( ) 25. A. borrow B. buy C. lend D. take
What was used for recording human’s feelings and thoughts in the early days? According to history book, people drew pictures on walls by using stones. These pictures showed what they did every day, such as planting crops or celebrating festivals. With time going by, people invented a better writing tool: the pencil. It first came into use in about the 16th century in England. Who invented the first pencil? Nobody knows exactly, but by 1662 a large number of pencils had been produced in Germany.
There are millions of inventions, large and small. Some of them have changed the world and helped to develop civilizations, such as the Four Great Inventions of ancient China--papermaking, printing, the compass and gunpowder. We still remember some inventors today for their great inventions, but we have forgotten others. For example, who made the first door lock? We do not know, but we should thank all of the inventions for their great ideas.
( )26. Ancient people used _________ to record their daily life.
A. pencils B. stones C. wood D. paper
( )27. The pencil was first used in _________ in about the 16th century.
A. China B. America C. England D. Germany
( )28. What does the underlined word “civilization” mean?
A. 探索 B. 和谐 C. 社会 D. 文明
( )29. Which of the following doesn’t belong to the Four Great Inventions of ancient China?
A. the first pencil B. papermaking C. the compass D. gunpowder
( )30. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. The pencil was first produced in China in 1662.
B. There is an exact answer to the question about who invented the pencil.
C. Before the stone was used as a writing tool, the pencil had been produced.
D. People showed their feelings by drawing pictures on the walls in ancient times.
Today almost everyone knows computers and the Internet. If I ask you “What is the most important in your life? ”, maybe you will say “Computers and the Internet. ”
The first computer was made in 1946. It was very big but it worked slowly. Today computers are getting smaller and smaller. But they work faster and faster. What can computers do? A writer has said, “People can’t live without computers today. ”
The Internet came a little later than computers. It is about twenty-five years later than computers. But now it can be found almost everywhere. We can use it to read books, write letters, do shopping, play games or make friends.
Many students like the Internet very much. They often go into the Internet as soon as they are free. They make friends on the Internet and maybe they have never seen these friends. They don’t know their real names, ages, and even sex. They are so interested in making the “unreal friends” that they can’t put their hearts into study. Many of them can’t catch up with others on many subjects because of that.
We can use computers and the Internet to learn more about the world. But at the same time, we should remember that not all the things can be done by computers and the Internet.
( )31. The Internet can not be used for .
A. studying B. thinking
C. shopping D. playing
( )32. When the first computer was invented, it was .
A. large and worked quickly
B. small and worked slowly
C. large but worked slowly
D. small but worked quickly
( )33. The Internet was born in about .
A. 1960 B. 1971 C. 1980 D. 1985
( )34. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Few students like going into the Internet.
B. These “unreal friends” often meet each other.
C. Students use the Internet to make “unreal friends”.
D. Students know the friends on the Internet very well.
( )35. What does the writer think of the Internet?
A. It is helpful, but we can’t do everything on it.
B. It can make students study harder.
C. It is not good for students.
D. It is wonderful.
Televisions were among the most talkedabout things at CES 2013--the 2013 International Consumer Electronic Show (国际消费类电子产品展销会) last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were bigger and better with some of the highest technology (技术). Some TVs used a new technology called OLED. They were bigger, thinner and lighter, offered better color and were brighter than traditional TVs using LED.
Ultra High Definition TVs were also popular. Most of the TVs shown on the exhibition used 4K technology.
Smart TVs this year were smarter. Many offered technology that let users have a more personalized (个性化的) experience. One such TV from TCL can know who is watching with the help of new technology. Then it can offer programmes according to the user's usual interest. Another TV from Panasonic offers a similar personalized user experience.
Size also played an important part in CES 2013. TVs changed in size from big to bigger, with at least two companies (公司)--Samsung and Hisense--showing TVs that are 110 inches large on the exhibition.
The yearly CES is the biggest technology show in North America and one of the biggest in the world.
It's a meeting of the brightest minds and the top leaders from many industries and those who want to know about the future.
Digital health and fitness inventions were also big at CES 2013. There was even a fork that tells you when you are eating too fast.
The show had over 3,200 different companies showing more than 20,000 new products in about 26 miles of exhibition space.
( )36. Which difference between OLED and LED is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Weight. B. Color. C. Size. D. Price.
( )37. The writer takes TCL and Panasonic for example to tell us ________.
A. smart TVs were smarter at CES 2013
B. Ultra High Definition TVs were popular at CES 2013
C. size played an important part in CES 2013
D. digital health and fitness inventions were big at CES 2013
( )38. In which kind of the magazine can we probably read this passage?
A. Entertainment. B. Technology. C. Sports. D. Health.
( )39. From the passage, we can know ________.
A. CES 2013 has not been held yet
B. TVs at CES 2013 were smaller than before
C. many companies attended CES 2013
D. no leaders from industries appeared at CES 2013
( )40. The show had over ________ different companies.
A. 3,200 B. 3,2000 C. 32 D. 320,000
41. The rose is the n flower of England.
42. It’s hot these days, we must keep the food in the f .
43. When we learn English, we don’t have to t every word into Chinese.
44. --Why do so many c come to this supermarket to buy things?
--Because it sells things at low prices.
45. --Don’t forget to l the door when you go out.
--I won’t, Mom.
46. What do you think is the most important in our (day)life?
47. Computers were a wonderful (invent)in the 1920s though they were very huge at that time.
48. --What’s your dream?
--I want to be a (profession)singer.
49. We don’t want to eat the dumplings because they are too (salt).
50. One of the world’s favorite drinks (invent) by mistake.
Motorbike is a very convenient vehicle. However there’s an important thing that you need to consider--safety. A motorbike helmet (头盔) is necessary for everyone, no matter where you are or how short the ride is. It’s law.
Most motorbike accidents cause head injuries. Each year about half a million people are injured in motorbike accidents, and most of those injured would not have happened if a helmet had been wore. （53）So you should be used to wearing a helmet while you’ are riding.
Besides a helmet, you must know some traffic safety tips (提示):
Stop at all atop signs and obey traffic lights just as cars do. Be especially careful at a crossroad.
Always ride in the same direction as cars do. (54)不要闯红灯行驶。
Don’t ride too close to parked cars--doors can open suddenly.
Never share the seat with people--only one person should be on a motorbike.
Never wear headphones while riding. If you wear them, you can’t hear any else on road.
51. What is necessary when we ride a motorbike?
52. Why shouldn’t we wear headphones while riding?
53. Translate the under lined sentence into Chinese.
54. Translate the under lined sentence into English.
55. Give the proper topic.
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48. professional 49. salty 50. was invented
51. A motorbike helmet
52. Because we can’t hear everyone else on the road.
54. Never ride against traffic.
55. Tips of motorbike riding safety
One possible version
Science is the most important thing in the development of human beings. The great development in the field of the medicine has made it possible for us to live longer. The planes and trains have made our life more and more comfortable and provide convenient tools for business development. The computer, the greatest invention in the 20th century, is playing an important role in our daily life. We should work hard to make our life better.