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—If he ______,neither______.
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2. A. but B. and C. because D. for
3. A. ask B. see C. know D. write
4. A. still B. already C. yet D. often
5. A. must B. should C. need D. can
6. A. we B. he C. they D. she
7. A. liked B. followed C. finished D. found
8. A. to B. before C. with D. by
9. A. Visitors B. Foreigners C. Strangers D. Players
10.A. make B. carry C. have D. keep
11.A. his B. her C. their D. its
12.A. answers B. exercises C. excuses D. questions
13.A. glad B. interested C. worried D. luckily
14.A. right B. different C. helpful D. terrible
15.A. expensive B. famous C. useful D. friendly
5、Kevin,can I borrow your pen please? I just can't find _______.
Saying no can be very difficult. People who are very shy often have little confidence. It is very hard for them to say no. They would feel shy when they say no, but doing things that they don’t want to do will make them unhappy.
A simple and direct “No” is the best way. If you want to explain, you can keep it simple. Just say, “No, I've already made plans for this time” or “No, I'm not free at that time.”
Other indirect but polite ways of saying no:
● Sorry, I can’t do this right now.
● I’m afraid I can’t, but thank you for asking.
● Please accept (接受) that I cannot come.
● I'd rather not.
To say no you should:
● Start the sentence with the word “No”.
● Shake (摇晃) your head when you say no to make sure others understand. Your voice should be clear and direct.
Sometimes it is difficult to say no. You can try to reply and explain in the following way:
“Sorry. I would have taken care of your cat next weekend, but I will be going out. I know it will be hard to find someone to take care of the cat. I will try to help you next time.” Remember that: you have the right (权利) to say no!
1. Who usually have trouble saying no according to the passage?
2. How can indirect ways of saying no sound?
3. When you really want to say “No”, how should you make your voice?
4. What does the writer encourage us to do?
5. When it is really difficult to say no, what are you supposed to try to do?
The idea of what shaking the head means is not always the same in different countries. Maybe some visitors would be surprised when they first came to India. When talked to an Indian, he would often shake his head. The visitors might think that the Indian did not like what they said. But, in fact, they would be completely wrong.
Indians always shake their heads when they talk to each other. It does not have the same meaning as our “No”. If someone wants to visit India, he should know this, or it will give him some trouble.
One day, a foreign officer went to India on business. He hired a car and an Indian to drive it. When he told his driver to send him to his office, the Indian shook his head at once. The office said again, and the driver shook his head again. At last, the office, of course, got angry.
“How dare you refuse my order?” he shouted. “Drive me to my office at once!”
The driver answered in quite loud voice, too. “Yes, sir!” But to the officer’s surprise, the driver shook his head at the same time.
The car started, and the foreign officer was now too surprised to say a word. He thought about it for a while, and then he nodded with a smile, “No mean Yes here!”
1.An Indian would shake his head when ______.
A. he didn’t want to do anything B. he agreed with others
C. he talked to others D. other people were wrong
2.The foreign officer was surprised that ______.
A. the driver could not understand him B. the driver refused his order
C. the driver drove him to another place D. the driver shook his head as he said, “Yes”
3.The sentence “No mean Yes here!” means ______.
A. in India the words Yes and No have the same meaning
B. Indians don’t say No when they don’t agree with each other
C. there is no difference between Yes and No
D. We shake our heads to say No, not Yes as Indians do
4．India is ______.
A. a developed country B. in America
C. next to Australia D. to the southwest of China
5.Which of the following sentences isn’t true?
A. Shaking the head doesn’t always have the same meaning in different countries.
B. When an India shakes his head, he really means Yes.
C. In India shaking the head means No.
D. In China shaking the head means No.
"Helen, please let me borrow a dollar," Jenny asked as they stood in the school lunch line. "I have one in my jacket, but I don't want to leave and lose my place."
"OK," agreed Helen.
Helen waited all day for Jenny to pay back the dollar she borrowed, but Jenny always seemed to be busy. " She's just forgotten," thought Jane. " I don't want to make her angry." Still, her money didn't go back. Some classmates, like Jenny, were getting five dollars a week.
Weeks went by. At last Jane got up enough courage (勇气) to tell her about the money.
"Oh Helen, I forgot!" Jenny said. " I'll bring the dollar tomorrow."
The next day Jenny seemed to have forgotten again. During the noon hour Helen saw her buying sweets for Mary and ann. Jenny saw Jane looking at her. Then, she said something in a low voice to the other two girls. Helen felt bad and asked her teacher if she could go back to the classroom.
In the classroom, Helen saw two new pencils in Jenny's desk. An idea came to her.
" Jenny's not kind lately, and anyway, she really owes (欠)me. Besides, she has enough money to buy more. A dollar doesn't mean anything to her, but it means a lot to me."
1.Jenny borrowed a dollar from Helen when they were _______.
A.waiting for a bus B.eating something C.going to have supper D.in the dining hall
2.Helen didn't ask Jenny to pay back the money that day because ______.
A.Jenny was really very busy B.Jenny seemed to forget the matter
C.Helen was afraid that she would make Jenny angry
D.Jenny had no money to pay Helen that day
3.What did Jenny want to do when Helen asked her to pay the money back?
A.She didn't want to pay the money back at all
B.She wanted to pay the money back the next day
C.She wanted to spend the money on sweets
D.She didn't want to borrow some money from Helen any more
4.From what Helen said at last,we can learn that _______.
A.Helen couldn't get on well with others
B.Jenny lived a better life than Helen did
C.there was something wrong with Helen's mind
D.Jenny never returned the money she had borrowed from others.
9、It is important_______ everyone to follow the rules of school.
10、Travelling by train is ______ cheaper and ______enjoybale than by air.