Use of English
Vocabulary and Structure
How do you go to work?
A.I go to work everyday.
B.I do not go to work everyday.
A.John. How are you doing?
B.I am pleased.
C.Good night. C. Not so bad. And you?
D.How do you do?
- We are planning an outing. - Sure.
A.Where are you doing?
B.When will you leave?
C.How is everything?
D.Do you want to join us?
We ordered 20 boxes of your products, but we have only got 19.
A.You do not have to.
B.It does not matter.
C.We will send another tomorrow.
- Hello, I'd like to speak to Mr. Wang. - , He's out to lunch now.
A.Sorry, you can't.
B.I do not know
D.Would you mind calling back later?
If you've been joining in chat room conversations, or reading email with net pals, you have become one of the millions who write in a special, short form of English. Throughout the world, every night children and their elders are "talking" on-line: many of them are talking at the same time. It is fast: trying talking to six people once. It is convenient: three or four words per exchange. It takes cleverness, concentration and quick fingers. And it requires very simple language. There’s neither time nor space for explanations. Why waste precious time telling six friends you have to leave for a moment to take care of your little brother when BRB(=be right back) will do? Want to enter a conversation? Just type PMFJI (=pardon me for jumping in). Interested in whom you're talking to? Type A/S/L, the common request to know your pal's age, sex and location. You may get 15/M/HK as a reply from your pal. If something makes you laugh, say you're OTF (=on the floor), or LOL (=laughing out loud), or join the two into ROTFL (=rolling on the floor laughing).And when it’s time to get back to work or go to bed, you type GTG (=got to go) or TTYL (=talk to you later). People want to write as fast as possible, and they want to get their ideas across as quickly as they can. Capital letters are left in the dust, except when expressing feeling, as it takes more time to hold down the "shift" key and use capitals. Punctuation is going too. When people are on-line, they talk by ______.
A. using body language
B. drawing some strange pictures
C. making phone calls
D. making use of an especially short form of English
The Internet makes many people in the world ______
A.talking at the same time
B.discover their friends and relatives
C.pick out good things to buy
D.find out about some problems in society
The sentence "There’s neither time nor space for explanations" means that______
A.people should use words properly
B.people should know what time it is when they are talking
C.People on-line have to express themselves in a simple way
D.people should communicate in a funny way
If you get 19/M/HK as an answer to your A/S/L, it means______
A.the person who is talking to you is 19 from Hong Kong and he is high
B.you are talking to a boy 19 years old and he lives in Hong Kong
C.you are talking to 19 boys from Hong Kong at the same time
D.the boy from Hong Kong has been online for 19 minutes
Which of the following is a way to save on-line time?______
A.People seldom use capital letters or punctuation marks.
B.Many people draw pictures.
C.People only use the mouse instead of the keyboard
D.People never use the "shift" key.