Unit 15 The necklace
① dormitory ② recognise ③ diamond ④ explain ⑤ ball ⑥jewellery ⑦ debt ⑧author ⑨ earn ⑩ outline
① call on ②pay off ③ day and night ④ bring back
⑤ at most ⑥ act out ⑦ fall asleep
① I don’t think…
② Do come here next time.
③ This book is worth…
①Asking for permission
②Talking about possibilities
Model verbs: must, can/could, may/might
1．---Can you come on Monday or Tuesday?
---I’m afraid＿＿＿＿＿is possible.
A. either B. neither C. some D. any
2．He went to New York in the hope of getting a job there, but ______________ .
A．without result B．without chance C．without luck D．without effect
3．—You look beautiful ______________ the red skirt.
—Thank you, and it surely looks wonderful ______________ you.
A．on; in B．in; on C．with; with D．at; at
4．Finally the hospital ______the patient who ______a serious wound.
A．accepted ;accepted B．received; received
C．accepted; received D．received; accepted
5．—Will you give this message to Mr White, please?
—Sorry, I can’t. He _______.
A．doesn’t any more work here B．doesn’t any longer here work
C．doesn’t work any more here D．doesn’t work here any longer
6．This book is not interesting. In my opinion, it is really not worth ______.
A．reading B．to read C．to be read D．being read
7．—He got the first place in the examination.
—That’s ______________ his parents are so pleased with him.
A．when B．because C．why D．how
8．It _____that he will come back from abroad next week.
A．hopes B．is hoped C．is hoping D．will hope
9. ___ was in 1979 ____ I graduated from the university.
A. That; that B. It; that C. That; when D. If; when
10．Because he was six, he decided to himself.
A．wear B．have on C．dress D．put on
1.我认为她没有丢失项链. (I don’t think)
3.我们邀请他们吃晚饭. (invite )
5.政府呼吁我们保护环境. (call on)
A well-dressed man entered a famous jewelry shop one day. He 1 that he wished to buy a pearl（珍珠）for his wife’s birthday. The 2 didn’t matter, since he was getting along quite well with his business. After 3 a number of beautiful and expensive pearls he chose a splendid black one that cost 5, 000 4 . He paid, took the black pearl, shook hands with the jeweler and left.
A few days later the man 5 and said that his wife had liked the pearl so much that she wanted another one just like this. It 6 be exactly the same size and quality（质量）7 she wanted to have a 8 of ear rings made. “Can you possibly give me any advice on how to get hold of such a pearl?”
The jeweler seemed 9 . Then the man suggested that jeweler advertised（登广告）in the newspaper, and 10 ＄25, 000 for the pearl. So the jeweler did.
Many people are 11 the advertisement（广告）, but nobody 12 a pearl that was just right size and quality. Just when the jeweler had given up the 13 , a little old lady came into his 14 . To his 15 , she took out the perfect（极好的）pearl from her purse（手提包）. “I don’t like to 16 with it, “she said sadly. “It was given to me by my mother, But I really need the 17 .”
The jeweler was very glad and quickly paid her 18 she changed her mind. Then he called the 19 to tell him the good 20 . The man, however, was nowhere to be found.
1．A． answered B． knew C． explained D．noticed
2．A． price B． color C． quality D．size
3．A． having B． shown C． wearing D．showing
4．A． francs B． pounds C． yuan D．dollars
5．A． arrived B． reached C． came D．stopped
6．A． could B． can C． should D．may
7．A． although B． if C． though D．when
8．A． box B． pair C． number D．lot
9．A． jobless B． hopeless C． at sea D．careless
10．A． asked B． offered C． left D．paid
11．A． red B． interested C． answered D．saw
12．A． bought B． wanted C． sold D．had
13．A． feeling B． decision C． mind D．idea
14．A． cot B． classroom C． shop D．jewellery
15．A． sorrow B． surprise C． disappointment D．anger
16．A． go B． take C． talk D．part
17．A． advice B． tax C． money D．price
18．A． before B． after C． because D．if
19．A． old lady’s office B． rich man’s hotel C． police station D．TV station
20．A． information B． plan C． business D．news
The nervous-looking young man had waited for a few moments outside the jeweller’s before he got enough courage to enter. He was warmly greeted by a young assistant. James felt a rush of blood to his face as he explained he would be bringing in his future wife to choose a birthday present. The assistant listened carefully and told him he’d better buy a necklace. He wasn’t used to buying jewellery and was a little worried about overspending. After some discussion as to a reasonable price and the type, the assistant showed him dozens of necklaces and helped him to choose. At last James chose one and left the shop promising to return at five o’clock.
When, half an hour later than planned, James did return to the shop with his future wife Laura, the assistant acted as if she had never seen him before. When she was asked to show them some necklaces, she first brought out some inexpensive ones for them to choose, and then gave them the one she had prepared. A choice was soon made and they went away satisfied.
James would certainly come back to buy what he wanted when he got married.
1．A good title for this passage is ______ .
A．A Clever Assistant B．Buying a Birthday Present
C．How to Choose a Necklace D．A Brave Young Man
2．The word “overspending” in this passage means ______ .
A．spending too much money
B．spending too much time
C．spending more time than he planned
D．spending too much time and too much money
3．When James told the assistant why he wanted to buy a present, his face ______.
A．turned pale B．turned red
C．turned yellow D．turned black
4．James and Laura reached the shop at ______ .
A．4:30 B．5:00 C． 5:30 D．6:00
5．James would come back to buy what he wanted because ______ .
A．The assistant knew how to satisfy the people who came to buy things
B．The necklace was good
C．Laura liked the necklace
D．The assistant who served James was very beautiful