|Unit 8 I was not here yesterday|
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I was not here yesterday Passage 1
My grandfather was a teacher. He was the headmaster of a school for boys between the age of thirteen and eighteen. I knew he was a kind and gentle man at heart, because when I was young and he was old, he gave me presents and set me on his knees and told me stories. But I believed the boys at his school were afraid of him.
At school when he walked into a room full of noisy boys, there was silence at once. When he looked at a boy with a certain look in his eyes, that boy went red in his face and looked down at his shoes. If a boy brought him poor, careless work that was not the best that the boy could do, my grandfather picked the boy's book and threw it across the room, shouting."Do it all again and bring it back first the next morning!"If the boy was late, or if he forgot to bring the work, he had to do it again and again and yet again. My grandfather never forgot.
He was a very different man at school from the man I saw day by day in his own room.
()1My grandfather was .
A、a kind and gentle teacher
B、a teacher who gave the pupils present
C、the headmaster of a boys' school
D、at a school where everyone was afraid of him.
()2I know my grandfather was kind and gentle because .
A、he had been a headmaster of a boys' school
B、he gave presents and told me stories
C、he told me stories about how kind he was
D、he let me sit on his knees and told me stories
()3When he looked at a boy in a certain way, that boy .
A、went red and could not return my grandfather's look
B、looked back at my grandfather's red face
C、looked at his shoes to see if they were dirty
D、went red in the face because his shoes were dirty.
()4My grandfather did not like to receive .
A、worse work that he could do himself
B、work that the boy could not do
C、work that was not as good as boys could do
D、the most careful work that the boys could do
()5When he received poor work, my grandfather .
A、shouted at the boy and threw it his work across the room
B、went red in the face
C、threw the book on the floor and shouted across the room
D、threw the book at the boy
Mr White lived in a village but his office was in the town. Sometimes he went to work by bus and sometimes, when it rained, he drove there. He was friendly to others and they all liked him.
One day a new comer named Mr Black began to work in the office. Mr White was kind to him and told him what to do with the sticky business. The man thanked him very much.
Two or more months later Mr Black moved into a house. Which was just next to Mr White. They were both happy and became good friends. One Saturday morning. Mr White was walking while his new friend was reading in the garden. He came up to him and they began to chat. He found Mr Black's book interesting and wanted to borrow it.
"You have enough time today, haven't you?" asked Mr Black.
"Yes," answered Mr White.
"Well, then," the man said,"I never lend anything to others. You can read it here."
It made Mr White unhappy and he had to say goodbye to him. A few days later Mr Black came and said,"Excuse me, Mr White, could I borrow your lawn mower, please?"
"Of course." Said Mr White."But you must use it in my garden."
()1Mr White went to work by car if it was .
()2Mr White was kind to Mr Black because .
A、he wanted to borrow a book from him
B、they were good friends
C、he liked to help others
D、the man was going to move into a house next to his
()3Mr White and Mr Black became good friends because .
A、they often helped each other B、they knew each other very well
C、they worked in the same officeD、they lived next to each other
()4Mr Black wouldn't lend the book to Mr White because .
A、it was very interesting
B、he didn't finish reading it
C、his friend had enough time to read it in his garden
D、he was too selfish(自私的) to do so
()5Which of the following is right?
A、Mr White lent the lawn mower to Mr Black.
B、Mr White wouldn't lend the lawn mower to Mr Black.
C、Mr Black had to work for Mr White.
D、Mr White sold the lawn mower to Mr Black.
The computer was one of the most important inventions of last century. The first computer was as large as a room. Now some computers are as 1 as television sets. Some computers can even be made smaller 2 a book. About 20 years 3, the computer was a strange machine in China. Not many people 4 it and said yes to it.
Today much of that is 5. In 1984,when Deng Xiaoping 6 two pupils working on the computers in Shanghai, he said that computer lessons 7 start from children.So there was first computer book for middle school students. Now in Shanghai 8 all middle schools have classrooms 9 computer courses. Some of the students now have their 10 computers at home. With the help of Internet,they can send and 11 messages and emails. They can learn about the world 12.
Now computers are 13 used in banks, factories,airports and so on. The computer is coming into everyone's 14, so it is important for us to learn 15 to use a computer freely.
()12A、more quickB、much quicklyC、much quickD、more quickly
Once there was a businessman.Every day he worked too much. So later he found he could not sleep at night, but always sleep in the day. He was very worried and went to see a doctor.
"Can you help me?" he asked."I slept very well before, but these days I can only sleep more than two hours a night."
The doctor looked over him carefully. At last he gave the businessman some medicine, and told him to work less hard. Then he would soon be better.
But the businessman grew worse and worse. He slept even less than before at night, and was always falling asleep in his office. He visited his doctor again, and it took him a long time to find the reason; the businessman's wife gave him the wrong medicine in the morning, and the one to keep him awake at night.
()1The businessman worked very hard.
()2One day the businessman had a cold.
()3The businessman's wife took him to the doctor.
()4The doctor gave the businessman some medicine.
()5After the businessman took the medicine he could sleep at night.
3、D大约二十年以前，应用twenty years ago.
6、D此处应该是"仔细地看"，watch sb.doing sth.注视着某人做某事。
15、C根据句意"对我们来说学会熟练地使用电脑是最重要的。"how to use，"怎样用"。
2、F have a cold得了感冒。
5、F take the medicine吃药。
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