23.Where was Lucy during the war？
A.In a zoo. B.In a forest. C.In a back garden.
A. would play
C. to play
D. used play
I was in a rush as always, but this time it was for an important date I just couldn’t be late for! I found myself at a checkout counter behind an elderly woman seemingly in no hurry as she paid for her groceries. A PhD student with not a lot of money, I had hurried into the store to pick up some flowers. I was in a huge rush, thinking of my upcoming evening. I did not want to be late for this date.
We were in Boston, a place not always known for small conversation between strangers. The woman stopped unloading her basket and looked up at me. She smiled. It was a nice smile-warm and reassuring-and I retuned her gift by smiling back.
“Must be a special lady,” whoever it is that will be getting those beautiful flowers,” she said.
“Yes, she’s special,” I said, and then to my embarrassment, the words kept coming out. “It’ s only our second date, but somehow I am just having the feeling she’s‘the one ，’”jokingly, I added, “The only problem is that I can’t figure out why she’d want to date a guy like me.”
“Well, I think she’s very lucky to have a boyfriend who brings her such lovely flowers and who is obviously in love with her,” the woman said. ”My husband used to bring me flowers every week-even when tines were tough and we didn’t have much money. Those were incredible days; be was very romantic and-of course- I miss him since he’s passed away.”
I paid for my flowers as she was gathering up her groceries. There was no doubt in my mind as I walked up to her. I touched her on the shoulder and said “You were right, you know. These flowers are indeed for a very special lady.” I handed the flowers and thanked her for such a nice conversation.
It took her a moment to realize that I was giving her the flowers I had just purchased. “You have a wonderful evening,” I said. I left her with a big smile and my heart warmed as I saw her smelling the beautiful flowers.
I remember being slightly late for my date that night and telling my girlfriend the above story. A couple of years later, when I finally worked up the courage to ask her to marry me, she told me that this story had helped to seal it for her-that was the night than I won her heart .
41．Why was the writer in a hurry that day?
A. He was to meet his girlfriend.B. He had to go back to school soon.
C. He was delayed by an elderly lady.D. He had to pick up some groceries.
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It can be inferred from the passage that the goal of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka was to ______.
A. create a botanical garden where only exotic flowers grow
B. do a thorough study of plant structure
C. make a copy of one member of each United States flower family
D. show that glass flowers are more realistic than wax flowers
33．答案为C。根据第二段第一句，The intention was to have the collection represent at least one member of each flower family native to the United States作出该项选择。
_________gold is treasured not only for its beauty but also for its utility.
A． In conclusion
B． In contrast
C． In addition
D． In comparison
Would you mind not picking the flowers in the garden? They are__ everyone's enjoyment.
完型填空Nowhere 21 seen a more untidy office than my friend Jame’s.Everywhere there are papers and books.Not only 22 never to be cleaned out, but also I do not think it is ever aired, for at no time have I seen any of the windows open.Often I have 23 James that he should open one, but each time he answered, “Not just now, Henry, later”.Luckily I do not have to go there very often nor do I stay there longer than I have to.Strangely enough, James is quite tidy outside his office.Only once have I seen him with a dirty 24 , for example.Nor is he careless about things like invitations.At no time 25 been known to forget a party, and no sooner does he receive an invitation 26 he answers it.Unfortunately, his office is quite differently run.Perhaps he does not like such a work.In his garden in the evenings and 27 , James is happy as soon as he gets home from the office.He begins to work in the garden.Always he seems to have some work to do there, and nowhere in his garden is there a curlier which is not tidy and well looked 28 .Seldom have I seen prettier flowers, or healthier vegetables, or smoother, greener grass than in James garden.Really.I think he ought 29 a farmer, so good is he 30 such work.
22.A.does it seem
B.it does seem
D.is it seem
C.to have been
A. used play
B. would play
D. to play