As one comes to some crossroads, he or she sees a sign which says that drivers have to stop when they come to the main road ahead.① At other crossroads, drivers have to go slow, but they do not actually have to stop unless, of course, there is something coming along the main road; and at still others, they do not have either to stop or to go slow, because they are themselves on the main road.
Mr Williams, who was always a very careful driver, was driving home from work one evening when he came to a crossroad. It had a “SLOW” sign. He slowed down when he came to the main road, looked both ways to see that nothing was coming, and then drove across without stopping completely.
At once he heard a police whistle (口哨声), so he pulled into the side of the road and stopped.② A policeman walked over to him with a notebook and a pen in his hand and said, “You didnt stop at that crossing.”
“But the sign there doesn't say ‘STOP’.” answered Mr Williams, “It just says ‘SLOW’, and I did go slow.”
The policeman looked around him, and a look of surprise came over his face.③ Then he put his notebook and pen away, scratched (抓) his head and said, “Well，I'm in the wrong street！”
1. Mr Williams was driving ____ one evening.
A. to a partyB. to his office
C. home after work D. to work from home
2. When he was stopped by a policeman, he ____.
A. was driving at a high speedB. was driving onto the main road
C. was going to stop his car D. was driving slowly
3. Though slowly, Mr Williams continued driving at the crossing because____ .
A. he didn't see any “STOP” sign there
B. he paid no attention to the traffic rules
C. he didn't have to stop
D. he was eager to get home
4. Looking round Mr Williams, the policeman was surprised because____ .
A. he met a mad man
B. he realized that he himself was mistaken
C. Mr Williams dared to speak to him like that
D. Mr Williams would not apologize to him
①a sign which says that drivers have to stop when they come to the main road ahead.
Reading speed: ____
②pull into the side of the road and stop 转向路边并停了下来
③The policeman looked around him, and a look of surprise came over his face.
Accidents happen almost every day. Some accidents are not serious and some are. We read about such accidents nearly every day in the newspapers. It is wrong for people to think that accidents take place only on the roads or highways, or even at work places. Home accidents are just as common. Because very few home accidents are reported, people come to think that there are few accidents which happen in homes.
There have been many cases where people fall to their deaths from highrise flats.① Children often fall over while coming down the stairs. Old people may slip (滑跤) on wet floors if they are not careful.
Nowadays there are a lot of modern electrical appliances (电器) such as ricecookers which make life easy for the modern housewives. These appliances can kill if they are not used in the proper way. Gas stoves (煤气灶) used for cooking are also dangerous if they are not properly used. They may cause burns or, in more serious cases, even fires.②
But all such accidents can be stopped if we are careful and follow simple rules of safety. For example, it is unwise for people to try repairing their own electrical appliances if they do not know how to. It is safer to get them repaired by an electrician (电工).
1. Accidents take place ____.
A. mostly in homes
B. mostly on roads and highways
C. mostly in factories
D. almost everywhere
2. Which of the following accidents may NOT happen in homes?
A. People may fall to death from high buildings.
B. People may be knocked down by cars on the roads.
C. Gas stoves may cause burns or even fires.
D. People may be killed by an electrical appliance.
3. People are advised____ .
A. to avoid using electrical appliances
B. to repair their own electrical appliances
C. not to repair their own electrical appliances
D. not to get their electrical appliances fixed
①There have been many cases where people fall to their deaths from highrise flats.
Reading speed: ____
②They may cause burns or, in more serious cases, even fires.
Ellen Parker was worried about her health. She could not walk very quickly and it was difficult for her to climb stairs. She was soon out of breath.①
“I suppose I had better go to the doctor.” she thought.
She went to the doctor and told him her problem.
“I'm not at all surprised.” he said, “I know what your problem is.”
He examined her and then gave her some advice.
“If you dont do what I say, Mrs Parker,” he said, “You will have a heart attack (心脏病发作). It could kill you.”
Ellen was very worried as she left the doctors. She knew that she had to take his advice but that it would not be easy and it would take time.
The next day she went shopping. The first shop she went into was a butcher shop (肉铺).
“I'd like ten pounds of steak (牛排), please.” she said.
“Certainly, madam.” the butcher replied and went into the cold room and found a large piece of steak. He brought the huge piece of meat back into the shop and placed it on the scale (称).
“That's just ten pounds.” he said.
“That's big enough.” Mrs Parker said.
The butcher worked out the price.②
“At S｜4.99 a pound that will be S｜49.90, please. Would you like me to cut it up into smaller pieces for you?”
“Oh, I don't want to buy the meat.” Mrs Parker said.
“If you don't want to buy it,” the butcher replied angrily, “Why did you ask me to get it for you?”
“My doctor told me that I am too heavy and have to lose ten pounds. I wanted to see what ten pounds of meat looked like.”
1. Why did Ellen Parker visit the doctor?
A. She had a heart attack.
B. She had a problem with her health.
C. She was unhappy about her weight.
D. She could not sleep well.
2. Why did Ellen Parker ask for ten pounds of steak?
A. She wanted to buy some for dinner.
B. She wanted to lose weight.
C. Her doctor had told her to eat steak.
D. She wanted to see what ten pounds of meat looked like.
3. What was Ellen Parker's real problem?
A. She ate too much steak.
B. She weighed too much.
C. She was often out of breath.
D. She could not walk very quickly.
① She was soon out of breath.
Reading speed: ____
② The butcher worked out the price.
In the middle of the night, Peter's wife suddenly fell ill. She couldnt help crying,① “Oh, my stomach (胃)! Get the 1 !”
Peter, awaking from a deep sleep, thought his wife was only having a 2 dream.
“Stop that noise.” he said to her. He turned over② and tried to go to 3 again, but his wife still cried out, “Oh, help! Help! I'm sure I'm 4 !”
Peter got out of bed and started 5 , but he could not find him any clothes.
“Where is my shirt?” he asked. His wife was 6 ill to tell him, and she could only cry, “Oh, my 7 stomach!”
As soon as he had put his clothes 8 , he said, “Now, my dear, are you quite 9that you need the doctor? Surely you can wait 10 morning, can't you?”
“No, I can't. Go, go, go.” his wife shouted,“ 11 you will find me dead 12 the morning.”
So Peter went out into the dark street. He had only gone a few meters 13 he heard his wife calling him again.
“I'm 14 again now, and I shall not want the doctor.” she said softly.
Hearing this, he started running as 15 as he could towards the doctor's. When he arrived there, he knocked at the door loudly enough to wake 16 around.
The doctor put his sleepy head out of the bedroom window and said, “Er? Who's there?”
“Oh, Doctor.”Peter said to him, “I've very 17 news for you. My wife 18 ill with a terrible stomachache (胃疼). I was on my way to bring you to her, but she called me back to say the trouble had suddenly 19 her. So you need not come. Go back to 20 now,and sleep well!”
1. A. driverB. nurseC. doctorD. child
2. A. terrible B. interesting C. surprisingD. wonderful
3. A. bed B. sleep C. dreamD. hospital
4. A. walking B. dying C. achingD. sleeping
5. A. dressing B. wearing C. raisingD. working
6. A. very B. so C. tooD. quite
7. A. good B. bad C. wrongD. poor
8. A. down B. off C. onD. up
9. A. surprised B. afraid C. certainD. worried
10. A. before B. for C. to D. until
11. A. And B. But C. SoD. Or
12. A. after B. in C. beforeD. until
13. A. after B. when C. beforeD. while
14. A. good B. wrong C. all rightD. right
15. A. fast B. slowly C. hurriedlyD. happily
16. A. everyone B. someone C. no oneD. doctors
17. A. good B. bad C. necessaryD. ill
18. A. fell B. stayed C. grewD. failed
19. A. gone B. missed C. disappearedD. left
20. A. your home B. your bedroom
C. your dreamD. bed
①She couldnt help crying.
②turn over 翻身或翻转。
1. C. 文中第二段提到“...was driving home from work.”。
2. B. 第二段中提到“He slowed down when he came to the main road...”。
3. C. 根据文章意思，Mr Williams 只需要慢行，不必停下来。
4. B. 根据文中“I'm in the wrong street!”可知警察最后知道是他自己弄错了。
1. D. 文章第一段中提到事故不仅会发生在马路或高速公路上，甚至在工作场地，在家里也会发生，所以几乎到处都有可能发生事故。
2. B. 四个选项中B选项明显不符合问题的要求。
3. C. 最后一段提到“...it is unwise for people to try repairing their own electrical appliances if they do not know how to.”。
1. B. 从文章第一段可以明显看出Ellen Parker是因为身体不舒服才去看医生的。
2. D. 文章的最后一句“I wanted to see what ten pounds of meat looked like.”道出了她称肉的目的。
3. B. 从整个文章不难看出Ellen Parker太胖需要减肥。
1. C. 生了病自然是去请医生。
2. A. 妻子睡觉时突然大叫，丈夫以为她只是做了个恶梦。
3. B. 他翻了个身又想睡了。go to sleep意为“ 入睡”, go to bed意为“ 去睡觉”。
4. B. 妻子感觉病得很重以致于快死了。
5. A. 这里肯定是穿衣且强调动作，所以用dress。
6. C. 从下文可以得知妻子没有告诉他，因为她病得太厉害了。
7. D. poor 在这里解释为“可怜的，不幸的”，其他三个选项均不符题意。
8. C. 这里是穿上衣服，故选put...on。
9. C. 丈夫想确定一下妻子是否真的需要请医生。
10. D. 根据句意是“等到早上”。
11. D. 妻子让丈夫赶快去，否则到了早上他会发现她已经死了。
12. B. 在早上是in the morning。
13. B. 他刚走了几米，这时他听到他的妻子又喊他。when 表示“就在这个时候”。
14. C. 下文说不用请医生了，说明她感觉好了。
15. A. as fast as he could意为“尽可能快地”。
16. A. 敲门如此之响以致于能吵醒附近的每一个人。
17. A. 从下文得知医生不用半夜出诊了，他认为这对医生来说是个好消息。
18. A. 从文章开头能看出答案。fall ill 意为“生病”。
19. D. 后来病痛突然就没了。
20. D. 既然不用去给他妻子看病，丈夫就让医生回去睡觉。
1. Children often fall over while coming down the stairs. 小孩子经常在下楼时摔倒。(Line 7, Passage B)
当when, while, if, unless, before, as if 等引导的状语从句谓语由be +Ving形式或Ved形式构成，并且从句的主语和主句的主语一致时，从句中的主语及be动词可省略。
While living in France, he learned some French. 当他在法国生活时，他学了一些法语。
When visiting London, I like to travel by bus. 我游览伦敦时喜欢坐公共汽车。
He wont go to the party unless invited . 除非受到邀请，否则他不会去参加那个晚会。
2. ...try repairing their own electrical appliances...试着修理他们自己的电器 (Line 15, Passage B)
注意try doing sth.(试着做某事) 和 try to do sth. (尽力做某事) 的区别：
Why not try taking a plane this time? 这次试乘飞机怎么样？
Try to arrive here on time. 尽量按时到这儿。
mean to do 想要做某事mean doing 意味着要有一个结果
forget to do忘记要做某事 forget doing忘记以前曾做过的事
remember to do记得要做某事 remember doing记起来曾经做过某事
go on to do接下去做另外一件事 go on doing继续做同一件事
stop to do 停下来开始做另一件事 stop doing 停止正在做的事