Unit 12 Life is full of the unexpected.单元检测题附答案
1. France is _______ European country; Japan is _______ Asian country.
A. an; the B. a; a C. a; an D. an; an
2. Lee all night in order to watch the football match between France and Italy.
A. put up B. stayed up C. got up D. showed up
3. I am looking for a house. I’d like _______ with a garden. A. one B. it C. that D. this
4. －When was David born?－He was born June 12，1989.
A. At B. in C. on D. for
5. _______ hard work it is!
A. How B. What C. What a D. What an
6. I prefer to offer more money for a better computer _______ less for this one.
A. to pay B. not to pay C. rather than to pay D. rather than pay
7. —Why was he late for school yesterday? —He overslept. By the time he got to the bus stop, the bus _____ already _____.
A. was; leaving B. has; left C. would; leave D. had; left
8. Hurry up! The play _____ for ten minutes.
A. has begun B. had begunC. has been on D. began
9. —What was the weather like yesterday? —It was terrible. It rained so that people could go out.
A. hardly; hardly B. hard; hardly C. hard; hard D. hardly; hard
10. The sports meeting will be held on time ______ it rains. A. if B. until C. unless D. because
Here’s a part of an e-mail answer from Joe giving some advice to his son in college. “ 1 I was young, I often met troubles about what to do and what not to do. My grandmother told me not to
2 about those things. I only did 3 once a year or once a lifetime. 4 , I should try to do those things well, and I do them every day. 5__ example, I need to eat every day, so I should learn how to 6 . I need to talk to others every day, so I should learn how to work with different people
7 know how to speak well. I walk every day, so my 8 should be all right and comfortable. Every night I sleep, so my bed should let me 9 a good rest. Taking care of the everyday things 10 that you do a better job of the one-in-a-lifetime things as well.”
1. A. After B. Before C. When D. While
2. A. make B. worry C. want D. carry
3. A. them B. it C. ones D. one
4. A. Well B. YetC. Instead D. Really
5. A. To B. In C. At D. For
6. A. water B. cook C. clean D. look
7. A. and B. or C. so D. but
8 .A. bags B. coats C. shirts D. shoes
9. A. give B. make C. have D. do
10. A. learns B. means C. says D. hears
James and his wife went to Beijing Restaurant for dinner at 7:00 pm. On April 1st, 2005, while they were eating, a waitress came to tell them that the two men at the next table were film-makers and that they would like to have a talk with James.
James agreed. One man came to sit down next to him and said that they were making a film named “The Magic Gloves.” The story was like “Harry Potter” and they were looking for an actor to play a magician. They would like to invite James to have a try.
James was excited, “Many people think I look like Patrick Steward.” However, as he was going to leave China in 3 days, he wanted to try out after dinner. The man agreed.
At 9:00 pm, when James asked for the bill so that he could go with the film-makers, the manager of Beijing Restaurant said sorry to him with a smile, “It’s April Fool’s Day joke! Your meal is free. Thank you.”
James completely forgot about it but when he found that he was fooled, he didn’t leave at once. The waitress asked him if he needed some help. James said, “I was fooled once. I’m afraid the meal is not free. I am waiting for the bill to see if it is another joke.”
1. James came to the restaurant _________.
A. to have dinner B. to meet the film-makers C. to celebrate April Fool’s Day D. to play a magician
2. James agreed to act out because .
A. he was full B. he thought he looked like Patrick StewardC. he wanted to make some money D. he liked Harry Potter
3. The phrase “was fooled” in the last paragraph probably means .
A. was attacked B. was laughed at C. was disturbed D. was played a joke on
4. Which of the following is true?
A. James stayed at the restaurant for less than two hours. B. The two men sitting next to him were really film-makers.
C. James didn’t know it was April Fool’s Day until he was told so. D. James left the restaurant right after dinner.
5. When the manager came to tell him the truth, James .
A. was angry that he had been fooled B. was pleased that he had been given a free meal
C. was still not sure if they were playing another joke on him D. decided to wait for another free meal
A great man married the woman and they had a little lovely girl.
When the little girl was growing up, the man usually hugged her and said, “I love you, little girl.” The little girl would say, “I am not a little girl any more.” Then the man would laugh, “But to me, you’ll always be my little girl.”
The little girl later left her home and went into the world. No matter where she was, the man would call her and say, “I love you, little girl.”
One day the little girl received an unexpected phone call. The great man had a stroke. He couldn’t talk, smile, walk, hug or dance.
She went to the side of the great man soon. He looked at her and tried to speak, but he could not. She sat next to the great man, and drew her arms around his useless shoulders. Her head on his chest, she thought of many good memories. She felt sad for she couldn’t hear the words of love that had comforted her.
And then she heard from within the man, the beat of heart. The magic happened. She heard what she wanted to hear. His heart beat out the words that his mouth could no longer say… I love you, little girl… I love you, little girl.
1. The great man ______ when the little girl said, “I’m not a little girl any more.”
A. felt sad B. was happy C. was angry D. couldn’t stand
2. What did the man do after the little girl left her home?
A. He left her wife. B. He learned to sing and dance.
C. He left his home and went into the world. D. He would call her and expressed his love to her.
3. The little girl went to her father because_______.
A. he had a stroke. B. she missed her parents
C. she made a lot of money outside D. she didn’t get his father’s calls
4. What can we learn from what the girl had done after seeing his father?
A. She knew his father would die soon. B. She had regretted for leaving his father.
C. She loved her father deeply too. D. She was sure his father would recover soon.
and, arrived, voice, myself , answered, nearly, happy, noise, including, reached
Long long ago, all feelings lived on an island(岛): Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge and all of the others, 1. Love. One day it was said that the island would sink, so all of the feelings were busy making boats and ready to go.
The crucial moment came at last! When the island 2. sank, Love gave her boat to poor people who couldn't make a boat. Now it was Love's turn to ask for help.
Richness(财富)was passing by Love in a boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness 3. , “No, I can't. There is a lot of treasure(金银财宝) in my boat. There is no room here for you.” Just at that time, Sadness was nearer, so Love asked, “Sadness, let me go with you.” “Oh, Love, I am so sad that I need to be alone by 4._______.” Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was too 5. to hear clearly what Love said to her.
Suddenly, there was a 6. , “Come on, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love even forgot to ask him where they were going. When they 7. dry land, the elder went away. Love asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who helped me?”
“It was Time.” Knowledge answered.
“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?”
Knowledge smiled 8. answered, “Because only Time can understand how important Love is.”
Potatoes are very popular today. But in the past this was not true. Potatoes grew in South America 5,000 years ago. But they only became popular in other places 200 years ago.
In the 16th century, the Spanish took the potato from South America to Europe. But the people didn’t like this strange vegetable. Some people thought that their skins would look like the skin of the plant if they ate the potato. So they only ate the leaves. This made them sick because there is poison (毒药) in the leaves.
In the 1800s, people started to eat potatoes. Potatoes became the main food in Ireland. Then something unlucky happened. In 1845, a disease killed all the potatoes in Ireland. Two million people died of hunger.
Today each country has its potato dish. Germans eat potato salad, and the USA has the baked potato. Of course, the French invented French fries.
Fill in the blanks according to the passage. Only one word for each blank.
Potatoes were 1.______ in South America 5,000 years ago. But they weren’t popular in other places 2.______ 200 years ago. In the 16th century, the Spanish took them to Europe. They ate leaves 3.______ of having potatoes. As a result, people were badly ill because of the poison in the leaves. In the 1800s, people started to eat potatoes. 4.______, there was something wrong with the potatoes. Two million people died because of the shortage (缺少) of potatoes in 1845. But now there are many 5.______of potato dishes in the world.
I. 1—5 CBACB 6—10 DDCBC
2. 【解析】B 考查动词短语辨析。put up意为“张贴，搭建”；stay up意为“熬夜”； get up意为“起床”；show up意为“露面”。根据句意“李为了看足球赛熬了一整夜。”
4.【解析】C 表示在具体的某一天，要用介词on。 表示在一个时间段，用in。 表示在某个时间点，用at。
II. 1—5 CBACD 6—10 BADCB
III. A:1— 5 ABDCC B: 1 —4 BDAC
IV. 1. including 2. nearly 3. answered 4. myself 5. happy 6. voice 7 reached 8. and
V. 1. planted/grown 2. until 3. instead 4. Unluckily/Unfortunately/However 5. kinds