1、Some old people need a______because they feel lonely.
A. Gift B. Stick C. Pet D. watch
2、Last night， the shop was closed ________ she didn’t buy any chocolate.
A. so B. if C. or D. when
3、The water ______dark and dirty.It’s no longer safe to drink.
A. Became B. has become C. will becomeD. was becoming
4、I didn’t do very well in the exam. Unluckily, he did it______.
A. Worse B. Badly C. Better D.worst
5、——May I speak to Mrs. Black?
——Sorry，mom can’tcome to the phone now. She ________ a shower.
A. Has B. had C. is having D. Washaving
6、You______ take me to thestation. My brother’s taking me.
A. Can’t B. mustn’t C. Shouldn’t D. don’t have to
7、He won in the story competitionand his parent were very ______.
A. Smart B. Proud C. Sorry D.upset
8、I plan to build an unusualhouse. It ______ out of old things.
A. Is built B. has built C. was builtD. will be built
Things like Hula hoops(呼啦圈)used to be very popular. Did you ever own any of these? If you didn’t,don’t feel too bad. They were all fads. A fad is something thatbecomes very 1 among a largenumber of people, but only for a short time. 2 can become a fad very quickly, but can stop beingpopular just as quickly. 3 it is no longer “cool”, a fad goes away. Anything can become a(an) 4 —fashion,food, music, technology, even language.
In the late 1970s, Erno Rubik, a professorwas looking for a 5 way toteach his students about 3D objects. He 6 a six-color plastic object that would be called the Rubik’s Cube(魔方). The goal was to get each side of the cube a 7 color. It was very challenging. It took a few years forthe toy to become popular, but then 8 ,in 1982, it seemed everyone had one. People bought over a hundred million ofthe 9 . There were 50 booksavailable that year offering solution(解决办法). Then, justas suddenly as the crazy(风尚)started, it 10 . By 1983, people were notinterested in the Rubik’s Cube anymore, perhaps because so many people 11 had one in their home.
In 2012, A South Korean musician named Psyreleased a song called “Gangnam(江南)Style.” The music video shows Psy pretending(假装)tohorse—ride while he is dancing. In six months, itbecame the first YouTube(视频网站)video ever to reach abillion views(观看). Six months after that, 12went to reach two billionviews. The song and video started a worldwide 13 craze. “Gangnam Style “had a huge influence on worldpopular culture. U.S. President Barack Obama and U.K. Prime Minister DavidCameron even 14 the dance.“Gangnam Style” became less and less popular, 15 the “Korean Wave” of culture remains popular all over theworld.
1、A. useful B. Popular C. ValuableD. relaxing
2、A. Both B. Someone C. SomethingD. None
3、A. Although B. Whether C.Before D. When
4、A. invention B. Fad C. Goal D.dream
5、A. creative B. Difficult C. TraditionalD. common
【解析】我们依旧使用把选项带入句子里来判断是否正确，困难的方法、传统的解决方式和一般的解决方法均不符合句意，只有不同寻常的方式和后面的3D objects能对应起来，故 选A。
6、A. found B. bought C. InventedD. borrowed
7、A. strange B. Dark C. Bright D.different
8、A. suddenly B. Slowly C. ExactlyD. seriously
9、A. videos B. Toys C. Clothes D.books
【解析】通过前面“It took a few years for the toy tobecome popular”可以判断这里人们购买的东西是玩具。故答案选B。
10、A. spread B. appeared C. EndedD. failed
11、A. already B. Hardly C. EspeciallyD. only
12、A. he B. They C. We D. it
13、A. food B. Dance C. Language D.sport
14、A. depended on B. tried out C.gave up D. put off
15、A. then B. and C. but D. so