You think you are one of the high and (mighty),remember pride goes before a fall.
It’s (prudent to take a thick coat in cold weather when you go out.
Mr·Henley has (accelerated) his sale of shares over the past year.
The substance can be added to gasoline to (accelerate) the speed of automobiles.
The French (domestic) market is the largest consumer of champagne.
Tens of thousands of sportsmen (assembled) in Stratford Olympic Stadium in London to take part in the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympic Games.
His strict upbringing (inhibited) him asking such stupid questions.
The storm caused (severe) damage.
The photographs (evoked) strong memories of our holiday in France.
She could not (formulate) her ideas in a few words.
To our surprise, the stranger________to be an old friend of my mother’s.
Many lifestyle. patterns do such ________great harm to health that they actually speed up_________ weakening of the human body.
A.so well as
B.as well as
C.so better than
D.as good as
With proper measures, the economy in China is beginning to________again.
Just tell me what subject you’d like me to________so that I could get some notes ready.
A.give a talk on
B.have a talk
C.have a talk on
D.give a talk
________ matters most in learning English is enough practice.
The reason_________I have to go is _____my mother is ill in bed.
—I wonder why Mary is so unfriendly to us.—She is___________than unfriendly, Pm afraid.
The play____next month aims mainly to reflect the local culture.
C.to be produced
D.having been produced
She__________a novel last month but I don’t know whether she has finished it.
We all have first impression of someone we just met.But why? Why do we form. an opinion a-bout someone without really knowing anything about him or her—aside perhaps from a few remarks or readily observable traits? The answer is related to how your brain allows you to be aware of the world.Your brain is so sensitive in picking up facial traits.Even very minor difference in how a person’s eyes，ears,nose，or mouth are placed in relation to each other makes you see him or her as different.In fact, your brain continuously processes incoming sensory information—the sights and sounds of your world.These incoming signals are compared against a host of “memories” stored in the brain areas called the cor-tex(皮质)system to determine what these new signals “mean”. If you see someone you know and like at school，your brain says “familiar and safe”.If you see someone new，it says，“new and potentially threatening”.Then your brain starts to match features of this stranger with other “known” memories、The more unfamiliar the characteristics，the more your brain may say，“This is new，I don’t like this person.” or else，“I’m intrigued(好奇白勺)”.Or your brain may perceive a new face but familiar clothes? ethnicity，gestures — like your other friends; so your brain says:“I like this person”.But these preliminary impressions can be dead wrong. When we stereotype people, we use a less mature form. of thinking (not unlike the immature thinking of a very young child) that makes simplistic and categorical impressions of others.Rather than learn about the depth and breadth of people — their history, interest, values, strengths, and true character—we categorize them as jocks(骗子)，peeks(反常的人)，or freaks(怪人). However,if we resist initial stereotypical impressions,we have a chance to be aware of what a person is truly like.If we spend time with a person,hear about his or her life,hopes,dreams,and become aware of the person's character, we use a different, more mature style. of thinking — and the most complex areas of our cortex, which allow us to be humane. Our first impression of someone new is influenced by his or her______.
If you meet a stranger with familiar gestures,your brain is most likely to say____.
A.“He is familiar and safe.”
B.“He is new and potentially threatening.”
C.“I like this person,
D.“This is new，I don’t like this person.”
The word “preliminary” in Paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to_______.
Our thinking is not mature enough when we stereotype people because_______.
A.we neglect their depth and breadth
B.they are not all jocks,peeks,or freaks
C.our thinking is similar to that of a very young child
D.our judgment is always wrong
Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of the passage?
A.One’s physical appearance can influence our first impression.
B.Our first impression is influenced by the sensitivity of our brain.
C.Stereotypical impressions can be dead wrong.
D.We should adopt mature thinking when getting to know people.
In Eritrea, a small country in northeast Africa, approximately 80 percent of the population is illiterate.That percentage is even higher in woman.As in many developing countries, many Eritreans have traditional ideas about the role of women.They believe that women should stay home and take care of the family and should not get an education or look for a job. These beliefs are one of the factors that prevent Eritrea and other developing countries from improving their economic situation.Experience in many developing countries has shown that educated women have fewer children and have more opportunities for improving their lives and the lives of their families.In Eritrea, in fact, there is great need for improvement.It is one of the poorest countries in the world.For many Eritrean families? getting enough food is a daily problem. To deal with these problems, the Eritrean government together with the World Food Program, has a new program that offers food as a reward for learning.In primary schools, all the children receive food packages to take home to their families.However, with the new program, the girls receive more food than the boys.This way, parents are encouraged to send their daughter to school rather than keeping them at home. Another government program that aims to educate women is Food for Training.Managed by the National Union of Eritrean Women, this program offer food rewards (also from World Food Organization) to women and elder girls who are willing to join the program、Because of the war with Ethiopia, many women are bringing up their families on their own.They often live in refugee camps，with no land of their own and no way to earn money.Most of these women are illiterate and have no skills to find a job.They spend most of their day looking for food and preparing it for their families. The Food for Training program helps the teenagers and women change their lives.If they agree to join the program, they receive a large package of food each month.In return, the women are required to attend free literate classes for two hours every day.When Food for Training classes in two regions of Eritrea? 5000 girls and women joined in the first two months、It is especially popular with teenage girls，aged fourteen to sixteen, who have never had a chance to go to school before. The organizers of Food for Training also plans to offer other kinds of courses for women, using the same system of food rewards.In these courses，they will teach women job skills and crafts such as basket weaving.These women will not only learn to read and write.They will become aware of what is going on in their country. According to the passage, traditional ideas about women_________.
A.are rejected by younger generation
B.help improve the economy
C.hinder economic development
D.have little impact on economic development
The Eritrean government is offering extra food to girls in school in order to______.
A.encourage to keep girls at home
B.change traditional attitudes towards women
C.help girls feed their families
D.creat more jobs for Eritrean teachers
With the Food for Learning program, women get a large package of food as long as___________.
A.they attend free literacy classes every day
B.they have no land of their own
C.they bring up their families on their own
D.they live in refugee camps
The new literacy programs are an example of___________.
A.the work of 5000 women and teenage girls
B.the problems with the aid of international organizations
C.local and international organizations working together
D.the Eritrean government working to keep its power
According to the passage, Food for Training will _________.
A.help women better their lives
B.encourage women to leave their country
C.teach women about international aid
D.allow women to spend more time at home