高一英语 Humour 习题精选习题精选
1. Pay attention to______ road sign while driving in ______ foreign country.
A. a; a B. the; the
C. the; a D. a; the
2. We grow all our fruit and vegetables; ______ saves money, of course.
A. which B. as
C. that D. what
3.--It's said that “Traffic” is an exciting film.
--I _____ it yet. I hope to see it soon.
A. didn't see B. hadn't seen
C. don’t see D. haven’t seen
4. He will stop showing off, if no notice _____ of him.
A. is taken B. will be taken
C. takes D. has taken
5. She is always ready to help people in trouble became she thinks it a ______.
A. decision B. chance
C. pride D. pleasure
6.--Would you mind if I used your telephone?
A. Yes, do please B. Go ahead
C. Of course D. All fight
7.--Victor looks unhappy.
--Yes. He always _____our success.
A. cheers B. envies
C. admires D. stops
8. This is an illness that can result is total blindness ______ left untreated
A. after B. if
C. since D. unless
9. --What did you say?
--So you _____ to me.
A. won’t listen B. weren't listening
C, didn’t’ listen D. haven’t listened
10. Free medical treatment in this country covers sickness of mind as well as sickness.
A. normal B. average
C. regular D. ordinary
11. What way are you thinking of rid of the flies?
A. to get B. getting
C. being got D. to be getting
12. Be tough-minded, but tender-hearted, ______?
A. MI1 you B. isn't it
C. aren’t you D. are you
13. Her face gave her when she told a lie.
A. off B. away
C. up D. out
14.--Shall I make you _____ to eat?
--Oh, yes, please. I've had hardly ______all day.
A. something; nothing B. anything; something
C. something; anything D. anything; nothing
15. I’ve decided to take the job and I ______ change my mind
A. mustn’t B. can’t
C. won’t D. may not
Last week I was watching the evening news on TV. The news was about a prize for some scientific 1 ; I forgot what it was. The announcer, whose name was Ralph Stor, 2 something that caught my 3 . "All great discoveries," He said, "are made by people between the ages of twenty-five and 4 .”Being a little over thirty myself I more or less disagreed with him. 5 wants to think that he is past the age of making any discovery. The next day I happened to be in the public library and spent several hours 6 the ages of famous people and their discoveries. Ralph was right.
First I looked at some of the 7 discoveries. One of the earliest discoveries, the famous experiment that proved that bodies of different 8 fall at the same speed, was 9 by Galileo when he was twenty-six. Madame Curie started her research that 10 to a Nobel Prize when she was twenty-eight. Einstein was twenty-six 11 he published his world-changing theory of relativity. Well, 12 of that. 13 I wondered if those "best years" were true in other 14 .
Then how about the field of 15 ? Surely it 16 the wisdom of age to make a good leader. Perhaps it 17 ,but look 18 these people started their careers(事业). Winston Churchill was elected to the House of Commons at the age of twenty-six. Abraham Lincoln 19 the life of a country lawyer and was elected to the government 20 what age? Twenty-six.
But why don’t best years come after thirty? After thirty, I guess, 21 people do not want to take risks(风险) or try 22 way. Then I thought of people like Shakespeare and Picasso. The former(前者)was writing wonderful works at the ripe age of fifty, 23 the latter was still trying new ways of 24 when he was ninety!
Perhaps there is still 25 for me.
1. A. invention B. discovery C. experiment D. report
2. A. said B. told C. remarked D. spoke
3. A. ears B. notice C. attention D. observation
4. A. twenty B. thirty C. forty D. fifty
5. A. Everybody B. Somebody C. Nobody D. Anybody
6. A. looking up B. checking up C. searching for D. asking about
7. A. general B. scientific C. natural D. social
8. A. heights B. sizes C. weights D. things
9. A. tired B. made C. discovered D. commanded
10. A. referred B. turned C. led D. got
11. A. when B. after C. before D. though
12. A. plenty B. enough C. much D. all
13. A. Therefore B. Thus C. Yet D. Unfortunately
14. A. ways B. courses C. branches D. fields
15. A. revolution B. politics C. history D. society
16. A. needed B. spends C. takes D. cost
17. A. is B. will C. has D. does
18. A. why B. how C. when D. where
19. A. devoted B. gave up C. spent D. made
20. A. at B. by C. of D. with
21.A. all B. many C. most D. few
22. A. other B. new C. brave D. special
23. A. and B. or C. while D. but
24. A. writing B. painting C. thinking D. camping
25. A. discovery B. energy C. imagination D. hope
I went to Scapli first in 1948. There were no local (当地的) planes in those days, so I make the trip by bus. The journey was a thousand kilometers and it took the bus twenty hours. Throughout this time I sat beside a man about my age, 24. He told me that his name was Castleton, John Castleton, but he told me hardly anything else. I had never met anybody with so little so little to say. I was glad when the conductor handed out pillows (枕头), which gave me an excuse to try to sleep. I shall never forget that silent, unpleasant trip.
The next time I went to Scapli in 1978, by air this time. The new town was being officially opened by the President, after many years of construction work. In the plane I had a long and interesting talk with a man who turned out to be chief engineer of the new town. When the plane landed, we exchanged names. To my great surprise, he was John Castleton.
1. The passage tells us______.
A. Scapli’s today and yesterday
B. the author’s two trips to Scapli
C. how Scapli changed
D. how the author went to Scapli
2. The author sat beside a man, who ______.
A. told him only his age
B. went to sleep during the whole journey
C. said nothing about his name
D. didn’t say a single word to the author
3. The author ______.
A. visited Scapli again after twenty eight years
B. found many men were called John Castleton
C. went to Scapli again shortly after there was local planes
D. knew John Castleton was the President
4. Why did the autor still remember the man’s name after so many years? Because ______.
A. they had a long and interesting talk
B. the man had few words, which made him unpleasant and lonely
C. the man’s name was easy to remember
D. he was as old as the man beside him
5. During the two trips, the author ______.
A. met two men, who were all men of few words
B. found Castleton wasn’t what he used to be
C. sat beside two men with the same name
D. Came to know the truth that talking with another could make trips pleasant
Many years ago, there were lots of trees on the earth, because summer went on all year round. A forest covered the earth like a green carpet. What was the forest like? It is not difficult to find out because parts of that ancient (古代的)forest still stand. It is known as the rain forest. There even in fine weather, water falls in drops through the leaves.
The largest of today’s rain forests is in South America. It covers about a million square miles (平方英里) All the trees are very tall. The young trees are up to 60 feet high, but it is not easy for some to grow taller, because very little sunlight gets to them.
The grown-up trees are about 60 to 100 feet high. Some are even taller. The tallest trees can be 200 or more feet high. In the forest of tall trees, not only plant life is rich but but also animal life. At different heights (高度) live different animals. By the noises they make you know they are there.
6. Millions of years ago, there were lots of trees, because the weater was ______.
A. fine B. warm C. cool D. cold
7. Why is it not easy for some young trees to grow taller in the rain forests?
A. There is lots of rain. B. The weather was bad.
C. The soil is poor. D. The tall trees keep back the sunlight.
8. The tallest trees can grow up to ______feet high.
A. below 60 B. over 60 C. over 200 D. below 200
9. Why does water fall in drops in fine weather through the leaves?
A. It still rains in fine weather
B. The trees give out water all the time
C. The trees are too thick for the rain to fall down soon
D. It is a forest making rain
10.Which is the best title of the passage?
A. Planting Trees on Earth
B. the Oldest Trees on Earth
C. Why Do the Rain Forests Grow So Tall
D. The Rain Forests in South America
Warm water freezes (结冻) more quickly than cold water. Sir Francis Bacon said that almost four hundred years ago. But few people believed him until 1970. In that year Canadian scientist Geoge Kell proved (证明) the English physicist was right. Dr Kell filled one open bowl with cold water. He filled another with warm water. He put both bowls to the same low temperature. The warm water froze(结冰) first.
The lack(没有) of covers on the bowls was the secret(秘密). Some of the warm water changed into vapor. (蒸汽) It evaporated(蒸发) into the air. This meant that less of the warm water was left to freeze. And so the warm water froze faster than the cold water.
11.Sir Francis Bacon was ______.
A. an American scientist B. a Canadian scientist
C. a French scientist D. an English scientist
12.Most people didn’t believe Bacon because warm water is ______.
A. further from freezing temperature than cold water
B. quicker to evaporate than cold water
C. able to flow(流) faster than cold water
D. a little harder than colder water
13.The second paragraph tells why ______.
A. Sir Bacon and Dr Kell were studying water together
B. there is a secret inside the water
C. water freezes in winter
D. the warm water froze first
14.Warm vapor can’t freeze faster if the bowls are ______.
A.full B. covered C. put outside D. changed
Do you love American country music? If you do, come to Nashville. It’s the home of American country music.
Nashville is the capital city of the state of Tennessee. Here you don’t have to go to the big auditoriums(音乐厅) to enjoy the country music. In the open air restaurants or on the streets, you can always hear the beautiful and sweet sounding folk music. All the singers are young and they play their guitars while they sing. The songs they sing are so touching(动人)that, if you listen attentively, you can feel they are singing with their souls(灵魂) rather than with their voices.
Shops selling music records and tapes can be found everywhere in Nashville. Many records are made by famous singers and they are sent to many countries all over the world.
The folk songs most of the singers sing come form the rural areas in the southern United States. The songs often describe those day to situations and the feeling of the country people. They often sing in praises of heroism(英雄) and true love.
15. Nashville is ______.
A. a village B. a big city C. a small town D. a capital city
16. To enjoy country music, you can go to ______.
A. the auditoriums B. the open air restaurants
C. the streets D. All of the above
17. Which of the following is true?
A. All records are made by famous singers
B. Almost everyone in Nashville sings the folk songs well
C. The folk songs can impress you deeply
D. Country music records and tapes are found in every comer of the world
18.The folk songs describe(表达) ______.
A. the feelings of the singers B. the political situation of the US
C. the great leaders D. various (各种) topic
19. The passage is mainly about ______.
A. Nashville B. American young people
C. pop singers D. the country music
Thank you so much for your photo taken by the 1. ________
Kenston Lake. They are very beautiful and highly praised 2. ________
by whoever sees them. t am going to send one to 3. ________
Mr. Harris to see if any can be choosing for the photo 4. ________
exhibition. I am going on holiday the next month. I'd 5. ________
like to visit you in Kenston. I had an aunt there, so 6. ________
I can stay with her. Then we meet and spend a 3-day 7. ________
holiday together. I'll go by train. There' s so many traffic 8. ________
on the roads that driving is no more pleasure. Of course, 9. ________
I'll take my fishing tools such that we may do some fishing. 10. ________
Hope to join you soon!
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Mr. Smith is a traffic policeman. He works very hard.
One day, Mr. Smith and his wife were taking a walk along the seaside when he heard someone crying for help. Following the direction of the cry, he saw a drowning man struggling in the water. Immediately, Mr. Smith threw off his coat and jumped into the waves. He swam to the man as fast as he could. Finally he was able to grasp the man by the hair and pulled him to the shore. His wife ran to help the man. All the people there crowded around Mr. Smith. They cheered him and raised him high with joy for his bravery and the spirit of risking his own life to save others.