BOOK IV Lesson 12 90-10 Secret
1. ( ) There is no use ---- your breath on him.
(C) to spend
(D) to waste
2. ( ) A great cheer went up from the fans when the star player ----.
(A) called off
(B) called on
(C) showed up
(D) showed off
3. ( ) Time and ---- wait for no man.
4. ( ) Penny was late for her appointment because her motorcycle ----.
(A) sent out
(B) picked up
(C) threw off
(D) broke down
5. ( ) Water is ---- oxygen and hydrogen.
(B) consist of
(C) made up of
(D) made for
6. ( ) The words emotional intelligence quotient ---- EQ.
(A) is called
(B) are called
(C) are calling
(D) be called
7. ( ) He is too young ---- no to others.
(A) not to say
(B) so as to say
(C) to say
(D) for saying
8. ( ) We need to ---- the same principle ---- the two different cases.
(A) adapt. . . to
(B) apply. . . to
(C) adapt. . . for
(D) apply. . . for
9. ( ) I can't help ---- that my girlfriend is trying to cheat me.
(D) to feel
10. ( ) At 10 p. m. the carnival was ---- with a fireworks display.
(A) pulled over
(B) shut down
(C) capped off
(D) turned down
The secret of living a happy life lies in your reaction to events. If that sounds strange, --1-- me explain. Bad things happen to everyone. For many people, they --2-- constantly happening, preventing them from enjoying life --3-- the full. In fact, only ten percent of life is --4-- of things that we have no control over. The other ninety percent is decided by --5-- we react to the things that happen.
Let's look at an example. You harshly scold a member of your family --6-- coffee onto your clothes. As a result, you get into a --7-- with your family that makes you even angrier. You storm out of your house to go to school. Because of your anger, you forget the important book that you --8-- picked up from the desk in your room. You have to go back for it, so you --9-- the bus and arrive late for school. All these bad things resulted from your reaction to the spilled coffee. A more positive reaction could have --10-- a totally different outcome.
(A) seem to be
(B) are likely to
(C) are ready to
(D) want to be
(A) picked up
(B) slipped on
(C) capped off
(D) made up
(A) by spilling
(B) for spilling
(C) to spill
(D) who spill
(A) lack of control
(B) verbal battle
(C) secret problem
(D) terrible start
(A) must have
(B) should have
(C) have to
(D) ought to
(A) got used to
(B) objected to
(C) devoted to
(D) led to
＜ 1> Lots of people get injured or killed in traffic accidents every day. One of the most common causes of accidents is that drivers are not concentrating on their driving. Sometimes a person is irritated with his friends, wife, or living conditions and is thinking about his problems rather than his driving. As a result, he may be unconsciously increasing his speed and paying very little attention to other cars and people. He may not see, because of absent-mindedness, a red light, a car suddenly stopping in front of him, or a person walking on the street. The consequence is imaginable: he bumps into other cars or runs over some pedestrians.
1. Why does not the driver in the example see a red light?
(A) Because he is blind.
(B) Because he drives too fast.
(C) Because a car suddenly stops in front of him.
(D) Because he is not paying attention.
2. What does the sentence "Drivers are not concentrating on their driving. " mean?
(A) They are driving too fast.
(B) They are thinking about their problems rather than their driving.
(C) They are listening to the radio when driving.
(D) They don't follow the traffic rules.
3. When a driver bumps into other cars, ----
(A) he gets in them.
(B) he jumps on them.
(C) his car comes against other cars with a blow.
(D) he passes them.
4. What is the paragraph about?
(A) Traffic accidents.
(B) An ill-tempered person.
(C) An absent-minded driver.
(D) An imaginable person.
5. What does the word "pedestrian" in the last line mean?
(A) People riding bicycles.
(B) Animals running in a street.
(C) People breaking traffic rules.
(D) People walking in a street.
Everyone feels angry sometimes. Anger is a normal response when you feel discouraged. However, if it is not well managed, it becomes a problem. It can harm your career, your relationships and almost every aspect of your life. In order to manage anger, you must learn how to express your feelings in a healthy way. Then you can control your reaction to everyday discouragement.
Some people can express their anger in a controlled and useful way. Others may react in an aggressive manner, either immediately or after letting their feelings build up. This can lead to violent behavior. If you feel yourself getting angry, don't let it build up until you lose control. Try taking long, slow, deep breaths, and give your heart a chance to slow down.
If you are having an angry discussion with someone, slow down and think carefully about what you want to say. Listen to the other person, remembering that everyone can have their own opinion. Be patient and ask questions to get to the heart of the problem. Consider if there is a misunderstanding or if you really are right to be angry.
There are a number of ways which people use to deal with anger. But it is always a good idea to gain an understanding of why they get so angry. Anyway, you will never be able to keep anger out of your life. You will always come across situations which make you angry. The key is getting used to taking responsibility for your own reactions and behavior.
1. The passage is mainly about ----.
(A) how to control one's reaction to everyday discouragement
(B) how anger harms one in every aspect of life
(C) everyone feeling angry sometimes
(D) understanding one's anger
2. ---- is a normal reaction when a person is discouraged.
(A) Being angry
(B) Being harmful
(C) Becoming a problem
(D) Getting under control
3. If a person expresses his anger in a(n) ---- way, it can result in violent behavior.
4. A number of ways to manage an angry discussion with others don't include ----.
(A) thinking carefully about what to say
(B) considering it a right to be angry
(C) asking questions to the point
(D) listening patiently to others
5. According to the passage, the key to dealing with anger is ----.
(A) to keep anger out of life forever
(B) to be responsible for one's reaction or behavior
(C) to remember everyone has his opinion
(D) to consider if there is a misunderstanding
This is the story my mother used to tell me when I was a little girl.
In a poor village in the rural country was a wealthy family. The head of this family, the grandpa, was called the master by the villagers. Most of the villagers worked very hard on the master's land just to earn very little money to support their families. The only rich family in the village enjoyed their comfortable life without having to work. They ate every kind of delicious food every day, such as shark fins, birds' nests, not to mention fish, pork and beef. On the contrary, the rest of the people in the village could hardly have three meals a day. Some of them even collected the leftover of the food thrown out of the master's house. Next to the grand house of the master was a temple. In the temple lived an aged monk. The monk hated to find good and white rice coming out through the gutter of the neighbor's. So he picked the rice up, grain by grain, washed it clean, dried it in the sun, and put it away in cans. This went on for years until one day the wealthy family had trouble with the king, and all their wealth was taken away. Now the family had nothing! They had to beg for food. Seeing the need of the poor family, the monk took out the fried rice. He gave it to his neighbors, and told them how he got the rice.
My mother told me lots of stories when I was a child. Most of them I forgot, but this one somehow stays fresh in my memory.
Mark the sentence T (True) or F (False) .
1. The story happened in a big city in China.
2. The wealthy family did not eat fish because they did not like it.
3. The sons of the wealthy family had to work on their land, like the rest of the people.
4. The king was unhappy about the family and ordered that they own no more land.
5. The monk was wise to sell the family food which had been theirs.
(1. F 2. F 3. F 4. T 5. F)
Members of the ---- come from ---- ---- ---- ----.
(organization, all, walks, of, life)
(You should apply the rule to take control over your life. )
(We are headed for the baseball park. Are you coming along?)
4. 你應該儘可能多提供他們一些資料。 (as . . . as you can)
(You should offer them as much information as you can. )
(He didn't wake up until the telephone bell rang. )
Now I look ---- to ---- a good start tomorrow. (forward, getting)
(Take care not to knock over my cup/glass. )
1. Peggy: Can you imagine that Americans eat 3,000,000 gallons of ice cream each day?
Peggy: Ice cream is my favorite on hot days. ----
Doris: I like all of them, especially mint-chocolate.
(A) What's your favorite flavor?
(B) Is it served in different ways here?
(C) Single or double scoop?
(D) Do you want some?
2. Henry: I'm looking for a part-time job. Any good idea?
Ted: ---- You'll find all kinds of jobs there.
(A) Wow, big deal.
(B) Go look for a job.
(C) Sounds like too much work.
(D) Look at the want ads in the papers.
3. Sue: I know I'm not going to win, but I'll try my best.
Anne: ---- That's the true meaning of sportsmanship.
(A) You deserve it.
(B) I like your spirit.
(C) It was nothing.
(D) Everything will work out for the best.
4. Clerk: That's fifty dollars and thirty-nine cents. ----
Dick: I'll pay by MasterCard.
(A) Do you have a minute?
(B) May I help you?
(C) How will you pay for this?
(D) And what is your name?
5. Pharmacist: Good evening. What can I do for you?
Mrs. Lin: I'd like to fill this prescription.
Pharmacist: All right. ----
Mrs. Lin: Thanks.
(A) It'll take just a minute.
(B) I'll give you a shot.
(C) Don't worry.
(D) Your throat is red and swollen.
1. ( ) I wasn't able to attend the meeting due to the ---- of the plane.
2. ( ) The flight attendant ---- coffee all over the passenger's trousers.
3. ( ) She lived in a little cottage at the ---- of a dark forest.
4. ( ) George couldn't control his ---- any longer and began shouting at the woman.
5. ( ) Glenn said some ---- words to attack the person he didn't like.
9. ( ) I've got to go. I still have some ---- to do.
10. ( ) Don't be too ---- on your kids. Listen to them with patience.
11. ( ) Teresa is always happy and optimistic. We all like her ---- personality.
12. ( ) We hope the bad guy will eventually get the punishment he ----.
13. ( ) He had no time for breakfast; he just ---- a sandwich and went to work.
14. ( ) The bus bumped into a tree, but luckily none of the ---- on the bus was hurt.
15. ( ) I was ---- by the bloody war scenes in this movie.
16. ( ) The manager is in charge of 40 ----. It's quite a big group.
17. ( ) They didn't sign any contract. Instead, they made a ---- agreement.
18. ( ) A credit card could be a blessing or a ----, depending on how you use it.
19. ( ) Knives and forks are usually made of ----, not of wood.
20. ( ) The minister had to resign because the scandal ruined his political ----.