第一部分:交际用语(共 5小题;每小题 3分,满分 15分)
1. — It’ s really a good dinner, isn’ t it?
A. Yes, I’ d like to go.
B. Yes, the food is just wonderful.
C. I’ m glad to hear that.
D. It’ s very nice of you to say so.
2. — I’ d like to open an account here.
A. Yes, Madam. How can I help you?
B. Oh, yes, please.
C. I see. What kind of account, please?
D. You can do whatever you like.
3. — Thank you for this wonderful party.
A. It’ s my pleasure.
B. No, it’ s not so good as you say.
C. I’ m so glad you enjoy it.
D. What do you think about it now?
4. — I was wondering if you’ d like to go skating?
A. Are you really interested in going?
B. I often go skating on Saturday.
C. I’ d love to, but I’ m afraid I can’ t do it today.
D. Don’ t you like it?
5. — Have a nice weekend!
A. Of course I will.
B. So will I.
C. Not at all.
D. Thanks. You too!
第二部分:阅读理解(共 10小题;每小题 3分,满分 30分)
To us it seems so natural to put up an umbrella to keep the water off when it rains. But actually the umbrella was not invented as protection against rain. Its first use was as a shade (遮光 物 )against the sun!
Nobody knows who first invented it, but the umbrella was used in very ancient times. Probably the first to use it were the Chinese, way back in the 11 century BC.
We know that the umbrella was used in ancient Egypt and Babylon as a sunshade. And there was a strange thing connected with its use: it became a symbol of honour and authority. In the Far East in ancient times, the umbrella was allowed to be used only by royalty or by those in high