Mr. and Mrs. king have lived in our town for nearly twenty years. They have a bookshop by the bus station. They’re __1__ to everybody and have a lot of friends. They often __2__ the poor students and sell them some books cheaply. So there’re many young men in their shop. Of course people __3__ them and their friends often call on (拜访) them and __4__ them. We can always hear their rooms are full of __5__ and quarrel.

It was a Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. King were going to have a picnic on the island the next __6__. It was a little far from our town. So they had to __7__ earlier than usual to catch a six o’clock train. After __8__ a few friends came to see them while they were cooking some __9__ and drinks for the picnic. Mr. king and his wife had to stop __10__ them. They talked a lot and few of them looked at the __11__ on the wall. Mr. and Mrs. King were anxious (焦急) but they couldn’t tell the visitors about it. The woman thought for a few __12__ and had an idea. She said to her __13__, “Oh, it’s eleven o’clock! You’d better stop talking, dear! Our guests are anxious to __14__!

Mr. king heard this and stood up and said __15__ to the visitors and they left soon.

1. A. hadB. politeC. cold D. careful;

2. A. help  B. hurtC. hitD. watch

3. A. knowB. understandC. meetD. like

4. A. play withB. fight withC. talk withD. catch up with

5. A. cryB. shout   C. noiseD. laugh

6. A. morningB. afternoon  C. evening  D. laugh

7. A. go to workB. get upC. go to sleepD. open the shop

8. A. breakfastB. lunchC. supperD. meal

9. A. clothesB. bagsC. booksD. food

10. A. receiveB. to receiveC. receivingD. to accept

11. A. phoneB. photoC. clockD. picture

12. A. minutesB. daysC. weeksD. months

13. A. visitorB. husbandC. brotherD. father

14. A. go homeB. go to bedC. go shopping D. have a rest

15. A. helloB. goodbye C. sorryD. nothing


这是一则委婉地谢绝客人的故事, 这也是我们平时很容易遇到的事。


1. B。根据下文have a lot of friends可以推断他们待人友好(friendly)。

2. A。他们帮助穷困的学生。

3. D。根据上文得知,别人都很喜欢他们。

4. C。talk with 表示聊天。

5. D。他们的家里总是充满了欢笑。

6. A。根据下文他们要赶早班车得知是早上。

7. B。为了赶早班车他们不得不早起,故选get up。

8. C。这是一个星期五的晚上,故是晚饭后。

9. D。他们正在为第二天的野餐准备食物和饮料。

10. B。停下(手中的事)来做某事,用stop to do sth.,另外receive sb. 表示接待某人。

11. C。他聊得很尽兴,以致于忘了时间,也就是忘了看墙上的钟。

12. A。这里指很短的时间。

13. B。

14. A。表示时间已经不早了,客人们肯定着急要回家了。

15. C。丈夫向客人道歉,表示是自己忘了时间,这样客人就不会尴尬了。