16.The news made the old lady very ______.
17.A number of people _____at the street corner.
18.Measles(麻疹)________ a long time to get over.
19.Tom ________ more than twenty pounds on the novel.
20.Eggs,though rich in nourishments,have ______ of fat.
A.a large number
B.the large number
C.a large amount
D.the large amount
Since his retirement,one day was just like any other day for John Smith.He woke __21__ precisely at 5:35 a.m..He went downstairs with his pajamas(睡衣裤)at six o’clock and __22__ himself a cup of hot coffee from the pot which his wife,Mary,had filled and plugged in(给……通上电源)some fifteen minutes ago.He reached for the newspaper as he __23__ the cup to his lips.
This day was different.
It was terrible!He dropped the newspaper and cup.With closed eyes,he swallowed and began to shout:“Mary!”.Mrs.Smith was unaccustomed to hearing her husband say much of anything.In fact for the past few days,he had hardly paid any attention at all to many of her important questions.She rushed back to the kitchen.
“John,what is the matter?Oh,you’ve spilled coffee all over yourself and the newspaper.”
She was shocked __24__ her husband’s behavior.She wondered what he had read that may have upset him so much.He was not amused at her innocent expression.The coffee was terrible.It was __25__ to drink.She must have purchased a new kind of coffee at the market.
26.He is the only Chinese who has ever won the award.
27.I’ll have to try using the search engines.
28.Let’s try something different.
29.A friend of mine from high school is working in England now.
30.Could you tell me where the post office is?
31.He has a foreign friend who lives in the United States.
My Teacher of English __________________________________________