1.-What do you think of this novel?
A.I’ve read it.
C.It was written by my uncle.
D.I bought it yesterday.
2.-What do you do on Sunday?
A.I‘m a teacher.
B.I play football.
C.You are a student.
D.They clean rooms.
3.-Thank you for calling.
A.Don’t mention it.
C.Nice talking to you.
D.Call back again.
4.-How’s your family?
A.Thanks all the same.
B.Thanks for calling.
C.Not too bad.
D.Don’t mention it.
5.-Let’s go to the library this afternoon.
C.What about you?
D.That’s a good idea.
The market is a concept.If you are growing potatoes for sale you are producing for the market.You might sell some to your neighbor and some to the manager of the local supermarket.In either case,you are producing for the market.Your efforts are being directed by the market.If people stop buying potatoes,you will stop producing them.
If your sister looks after a sick person to make money,she is also producing for the market.If your brother is a steelworker or a bus driver or a doctor,he is producing goods or services for the market.
When you spend your income,you are buying things from the market.You may spend money in stores,gas station and restaurants.Still you are buying from the market.When the local grocer hires you to drive the delivery lorry,he is buying your labor in the labor market.
The market may seem to be something abstract（抽象的）.But for each person or business who is making or selling something,it’s very real.If nobody buys your potatoes,it won’t be long before you get the message.The market is telling you something.It’s telling you that you are wasting energies and resources in doing something that market doesn’t want you to do.
6.If your sister looks after a sick person to make money,she is working in a hospital.
7.You are buying from the market when you do some window-shopping.
8.The word”real”in the second sentence of the last paragraph most probably means”important”.
9.You will probably get the message about how to grow your potatoes when nobody buys your potatoes.
10.The best title for the passage would be“What Is the Market”.
Shyness is the cause of much unhappiness for a great many people.Shy people are anxious and self-conscious;that is,they are excessively concerned with their own appearance and actions.Worrisome thoughts are constantly occurring in their minds:what kind of impression am I making?Do they like me?Do I sound stupid?Am I wearing unattractive clothes?
It is obvious that such uncomfortable feelings must negatively affect people.A person’s conception of himself or herself is reflected in the way he or she behaves,and the way a person behaves affects other people’s reactions.In general,the way people think about themselves has a profound effect on all areas of their lives.
Shy people,having low self-esteem,are likely to be passive and easily influenced by others.They need reassurance that they are doing“the right thing.”Shy people are very sensitive to criticism;they feel it confirms their feelings of inferiority.They also find it difficult to be pleased by compliment with a statement like this one,“You’re just saying that to make me feel good.I know it’s not true.”It is clear that while self-awareness is a healthy quality,overdoing it is harmful.
Can shyness be completely eliminated,or at least reduced?Fortunately,people can overcome shyness with determined and patient efforts in building self-confidence.Since shyness goes hand in hand with a lack of self-esteem,it is important for people to accept their weaknesses as well as their strengths.
Each one of us is a unique,worthwhile individual,interested in our own personal ways.The better we understand ourselves,the easier it becomes to live up to our full potential.Let’s not allow shyness to block our chances for a rich and fulfilling life.
11.What does the author try to prove by citing“what kind of impression am I making?”(Para.1)__________
A.Shy people benefit from their caring about their appearance.
B.People’s shyness make them care too much about their appearance and actions.
C.It’s natural that shy people don’t believe other’s compliments.
D.Shy people think they are different from others.
12.According to the writer,self-awareness is __________.
A.a good quality
B.the cause of unhappiness
C.harmful to people
D.a weak point of shy people
13.That shy people react to a compliment in such a way is ___________.
14.Which of the following statements is true,according to the passage?_________
A.Shyness helps us to develop our potential
B.Shyness enables us to understand ourselves better
C.Shyness can block our chances for a rich life
D.Shyness has nothing to do with lack of self-esteem
15.It can be inferred from the passage that shy people ________.
A.should find more of their weakness
B.should understand themselves in the right way
C.had better ignore their weakness
D.can get rid of their shyness while maintaining low self-esteem