Use of English
Vocabulary and Structure
How do I get to the cinema? _____________
A.It’s very far
B.Yes, there is a cinema near here
C.It’s well known
D.Go down this street and turn left
Shall we have another cup of tea? _____________
A.Do you like tea?
- What do you do? _____________
A.What do you do?
B.Fine， thank you
C.I' m a college student
D.I do well in my studies
Please help yourself to the fish _____________
A.Thanks, but I don't like the fish
B.Sorry, I can't help
C.Well, what about you?
D.Ho, I can't
- I must apologize to you for the delay _____________
A.That's all right
B.No trouble at a11
C.All the best
D.You are welcome
People often say that the Englishman's home is his castle. They mean that the home is very important and personal. Most people in Britain live in houses rather than flats, and many people own their homes. This means that they can make them personal, and change them in any way they like. Most houses have a garden, even if it is a small one, and the garden is usually loved. The house and the garden are the private space of a person. In a crowded city a person knows that he or she has a private space which is only for himself or herself and for invited friends. People usually like to mark their space. If you are on the beach you may have spread your towels around you; in the rain you may have put your coat or small bag on the seat beside you; in a library you may spread your books around you. Once I was traveling on a train to London. I was on a section for four people and there was a table between us. The man opposite to me had his briefcase on the table. There was no space on my side of the table at all. I was unhappy. I thought he thought that he owned the whole table. I had been reading a book about nonverbal(非语言的) communication so I took various papers out of my bag and put them on his case! When I did this he suddenly became angry and his eyes nearly popped out(突出) of his head. I had taken up his space! A few minutes later I took my papers off in order to read them. He immediately moved his case to his side of the table. What does the first sentence in Paragraph 1 mean?
A. The home matters greatly to Englishmen
B. The castle is more important than the home
C. The home is more important than the castle
D. Englishmen usually live in homes instead of castle
Which of the following is NOT the reason for most British to live in homes?
A.They can make changes in houses in which they live
B.They love houses more than gardens
C.They can own private space like the house and the garden
D.They can keep the private space to themselves and friends
According to Paragraph 2, if you spread your books around you in a library, it means:__________
A.you want to spread your towels around you further
B.you want to put your coat on the table
C.you can find no space for your books on the seat
D.you wait to tell others the space belongs to you
How did the man opposite to the writer show he owned the whole table?
A.He sat in a section for four people
B.He placed his briefcase on the table
C.He was traveling on a train to London
D.He was reading a book
The writer tried to get back his space by__________
A.moving the case off the table
B.taking all his papers out
C.taking up the space of the man opposite
D.showing the books concerned to the man