No matter how low you consider yourself, there is always someone_____you wishing they were that high
A.getting rid of
B.getting along with
C.looking up to
D.looking down upon
—I usually travel by train.—Why not____by plane for a change?
A.to try going
B.trying to go
C.to try and go
Mistakes don’t just happen;they occur for a reason. Find out the reason and then making the mistake becomes____.
—Would you take this along to my home for me?
D.Don’t mention it
We forgot to bring our tickets,but please let us enter,____?
They have produced____they did last year.
A.twice as much grain as
B.twice more grain as
C.twice as many grain as
D.as twice many grain as
Bob said he wouldn’ t go to the party as he was busy, but he went there____.
More and more high-rise buildings have been built in big cities____space
A.in search of
B.in place of
C.for lack of
D.for fear of
When you introduce me to Mr.Johnson, could you please say___for me?
In China,____bicycle is____popular means of transportation.
Brighton is a popular seaside town on the south coast of England. Not long ago,some policemen were very21There had been several serious accidents22by motorists driving too fast. The police started to set up a speed trap (速度监视器).They measured23of 88 yards on a straight road and watched to see24a car took to25that far. They knew that if a car took six seconds, it was traveling faster26the27limit of 30 miles an hour.When the policemen were ready,they hid28a hedge(树篱)and started to time passing cars. During their first half an hour,they caught five drivers. The policemen wrote down the29of each car and the name and address of the driver. But for the next half an hour the policemen didn’ t see anybody30too fast. They thought that this was very31One of them drove a quarter of a mile along the road and saw two students32on the grass. They were holding up a sheet of cupboard so that motorists could see it. On the notice one of the students33Danger.Speed trap.”The policemen took the notice away and wrote down the names of the students. Later on they were each fined ￡5 for34to stop the police catching motorists who were 35 the law.
C.the same as
D.no less than
It looks we re on the leading edge of another new technology. This one is unlike many in the past. So many of yesterdays techniques seemed to come from engineers with no idea of what would make life more interesting or easier for the consumer. This time it's different. The technology that provided beeps and booings for thousands of personal computer games and brought animation to children's educational software is invading the desk-tops of Corporate America. Its called Multimedia and it combines work with something everyone enjoys, playing games. Multimedia is usually defined as the combination of computer data. sound. animation (动画片)and video. A typical setup includes a CD-ROM,CD-ROM player, sound equipment and special hardware, which allows the display of sophisticated graphics.Once everything is in place, this is more than a toy technology." What we re seeing is that people are taking technology they already feel comfortable with an audiotape recorder or a video camcorder and they are combining it with the power of the computer. "said Rick Segal, with Microsoft Corp. Companies using the new technology for almost every communication need to be imaginable. Mead Corp, a paper-products company, uses it to publish its annual reports and stock exchange filings, information is put on computer”disk in multimedia versions that include photographs and graphic images such as charts and maps. The use just go on and on. They are as varied as the business themselves. In Atlanta, Georgia,Holiday Inn has created a multimedia training programme.It teaches people how to work at the reception billing and information desks in its hotels. One part of the video includes actual situations of the hotel. With so many companies using it the employee number of multimedia-equipped personal computers is on the rise. It is estimated that there were about 200,000 in 1991. That number rose to one million in 1992. By 1996,predictions are for 4.5 million.
The new technology of multimedia is different from many technologies in the past because___.
A.we’re on the leading edge of the new technology
B.there are beeps and booing
C.it makes life more interesting or easier
D.the engineers don’t know what to do with the new technology
Once everything is in place this is more than a toy technology, it means____.
A.that it needs a toy technology to put CD-ROM,CD-ROM player sound equipment and special hardware into a proper order
B.that if you put CD-ROM,CD-ROM player, sound equipment and special hardware into a proper order,you need not only toy technology
C.that whether it is a toy depends on the technology you need
D.that a toy technology can make a better multimedia
The exmples given in the passage show____.
A.how complex multimedia is
B.how people multimedia
C.how many users multimedia has
D.how multimedia teachers people to use it
The number of multimedia equipped personal computer is on the rise,because____.
A.it can perform almost everything perfectly
B.can produce chairs and maps full of bright colours and fancy drawings
C.it is needed by an increasing number of people
D.it more useful than slide shows
One could well imagine a dictionary entry that reads."Honda,n. automobile.cf. Af fordable,reliable,friendly. "Or in the words of the prospective car buyers portrayed in its U.S. television eommercials. "l'II take it. "Buyers all over the world did. pushing sales of Honda cars and Honda motorcyeles into the millions.Behind those definitions,though,there was a flesh-and-blood Honda. self-made giant of Japanese industry who hated boardrooms and preferred getting grease on his hands as he tinkered alongside his engineers with the little ears that would zoom across the Pacific and conquer America. When Soichiro Honda,84,died last week of liver failure,the company he founded in 1948 was ranked fourth in Japan and poised to displace Chrysler as the third largest producer of passenger cars in the U.S.Honda was fated to build cars, The son of a village black-smith.he was no more than six when, breathless and memorized. be ran through the streets of his native town,near Hamamatsu,chasing a Ford Model T. By 18 he bad built his first auto,powered by a discarded American airplane engine. The after months of the war provided him with priceless opportunities,especially after U.S. occupation forces purged the upper echelons(梯队) of Japanese industry and government ,opening the doors for outsiders, Honda decided to manufacture affordable motorcyeles that would allow the Japanese to move cheaply farms to cities to buy ,sell or work.Honda refused to obey the Ministry of lnternational Trade and Industry when it ordered him to stick to motoreycies. Japan,it said,did not need more than a few car manufacturers. Honda ignored them. He also helped establish the company policy of setting up factories in the U. S. when Japanese competitors such as Toyota saw no wisdom inbuilding abroad.
According to the second paragraph which one of the folowing best describes Mr. Honda?
A.Mr. Honda was an imaginary hero in Japancse Mythology
B.Mr. Honda was a diligent person who always seated himself in his office reading a great number of reports
C.Mr. Honda was a severe person who always wear clean suit and white gloves
D.Mr. Honda loved to fiddle with the little cars in the workshop accompanied by engineers.
The company Honda founded was all set to____
A.become the third largest car prodocer in the U. S
B.remove Chrysler from its present position
C.put Chrysler out of business
D.push sales in the United States
Honda was fated to build cars , because____
A.he was the son of a village black-smith
B.Honda decided to manufacture affordable motorcycles that would allow the Japanese to move cheaply from farms to cities to buy,sell or work
C.Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan said that Japan did not need more than a few car manufacturers
D.he ran chasinga Ford Model T when he was 6,and by 18 he had built his first auto. By grasping opportunities he began to manufacture motorcycles
Which of the following factors contributes to making Honda a giant automaker?A Education. aoble origin and inheritage
A.Education. aoble origin and inheritage
B.Tenacity determination and timing
C.Luck.cunnings and eruelty
D.Poverty ,inferiority and pitiablity
The way people hold to the belief that. a fun-filled, pain-free life equals happiness actually reduces their chances of ever attaining real happiness. If fun and pleasure are equal to happiness then pain must be equal to unhappiness. But in fact, the opposite is true:more often than not, things that lead to happiness involve some pain.As a result, many people avoid the very attempts that are the source of true happiness. They fear the pain inevitably brought by such things as marriage, raising children, professional achievement, religious commitment and self-improvement.Ask a bachelor why he resists marriage even though he finds dating to be less and lesssatisfying, If he is honest he will tell you that he is afraid of making a commitment. For commitment is in fact quite painful, The single life is filled with fun, adventure, excitement.Marriage has such moments, but they are not its most distinguishing features.Couples with infant children are lucky to get a whole night's sleep or a three-day vacation. I don't know any parent who would choose the word fun to describe raising chil-dren, But couples who decide not to have children never know the joys of watching a child grow up or of playing with a grandchild.Understanding and accepting that true happiness has nothing to do with fun is one of the most liberating realizations. It liberates time: now we can devote more hours to activi-ties that can genuinely increase our happiness, It liberates money: buying that new car or those fancy clothes that will do nothing to increase our happiness now seems pointless.And it liberates us from envy: we now understand that all those who are always having so much fun actually may not be happy at all.
According to the author, a bachelor resists marriage chiefly because_____.
A.he is reluctant to take on family responsibilities
B.he believes that life will be more cheerful if he remains single
C.he finds miore ftn in dafing than in marriage
D.he fears it will put an end to all his fun adventure and excitement
From the last paragraph, we learn that envy sometimes comes from____.