Quiz for Unit 9 I. Vocabulary and Structure (10 points) 1. Students are asked to be able to spell the following words or phrases. advice, rare, exhibit, rewarding, performance, attractive, highlight, purposes, wonderful, include, ceremony, participate, bless, survive, hunt, observe, express, join, associate, maintain 2. Complete the following sentences using the comparative degree form. 1) The little girl has become much ______(tall) and ______(heavy) than before. 2) The situation went from ______(bad) to ______(bad). 3) The piece of news is ______(important) of all for our company. Please pass it on to the manager in the ______(short) possible time. 4) The ______(early) we operate on him, the ______(soon) he will recover. 5) The doctor treat any patient as ______(well) as, if not ______(well) than, any other doctor. 6) The ______ (old) generation should also learn to understand the ______ (young) generation. 7) The _____ (much) time you spend preparing for the contest, the ____ (big) your chancase are of winning. 8) What a pity! The water in the river has become _____ (dirty) and _____ (clear) than before. 9) Her _____ (old) sister is much _____ (slim) than she is. 10) The grass growing here look _____ (thin) and _____ (weak) than in the mountains. II. Act out （10 points） Directions: Give the students the following contexts and ask them to choose one of them and make a conversation in pairs or in groups. 1. There will be a book show in the exhibition center from Next Monday to Friday. An American professor in your college wants to learn what it is about; if possible, he will go there. You and the professor are making an conversation. 2. Read aloud the poster in the following, make a conversation according to it and then act it out with your partner. Seminar Sponsored by the Youth Volunteers Association Topics: Opportunities & Challenges With China’s Accession to WTO Speaker: Mr. Long, General Manager Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sat., 10 October, 2003 Place: Lecture Room 305, Administration Building III. Listening （10 points） 1. Listen to the passage and fill in the blanks. The words in the brackets will give you some hints. On 1) (when?) ______, St. Valentine’s Day, young people in 2) (which country?)______ send cards to the person or persons they love. This 3) (what?) _______ started more than 4) (how many?) _______ years ago. Today the cards are 5) (how?) _____ and are sent more in fun though with the same purpose of telling someone you love 6) (whom?) _____. You, however, do not put your name on the 7) (when?) _____, so the person receiving it does not know who it is from. You cover up your handwriting 8) (where?) _____ or get someone else to post it for you. If you receive a St. Valentine card, you may have to spend 9) (how long?) _____ trying to find out who sent it. Although you usually have 10) (what?) _________ who it is, sometimes you never find out. 2. Listen to the passage again and finish the following statements. 1) On St. Valentine’s Day, young people in England send cards ___________. 2) This custom started more than ___________. 3) Today the cards are much simpler and are sent more ___________. 4) However, the purpose of the card is still to tell someone that _____________. 5) Nowadays, the receiver of the card does not know ______________. 6) As a result, the receiver of the card does not know _____________. 7) If you receive a St. Valentine card, you will spend the whole day trying to find out _______. 8) Although you usually have a good idea who it is, sometimes you _________. IV. Reading （10 points） 1. Match the holidays in English with those Chinese equivalents. A B 1. Carnival 2. Valentine’s Day 3. April Fool’s Day 4. Easter 5. Independence Day 6. Halloween 7. Boxing Day a. 愚人节 b. 节礼日 c. 万圣节前夕 d. 狂欢节 e. 复活节 f. 情人节 g. 美国独立纪念日 2. Rewrite in the third person the part of the passage in your workbook (page 124) describing how the writer and the bird became close friends in about 100 words. You can begin the story like this: “After Mr. Snow’s friend had left, Pike, the parrot, was silent.” V. Translating and writing （10 points） 1. Translate the following sentences into Chinese. 1) In the naturalist’s opinion, any animals born to run, fly or swim freely should not be caged. 2) My friend has a beautiful and clever parrot as his pet. It was very big with bring red tail feathers. 3) The writer began to feel as though he had taken the parrot from the forest in Brazil. 4) Although this was the first time I had ever make friends with a cat, the kitty and I became very close to each other in no time. 5) It seemed that the tiger could never forget things in his homeland. He belonged to the forest. 2. Translate the notice into English. 讲座 德克萨斯教育代表团和外事处联合主办 主题： 交际法在中国 时间： 11 月 24 日（星期五）下午 3:00-5:00 地点：教学楼学术报告厅 （凭票入场） 3. You are the person in charge of the coming Christmas Party in your college. You have to write a notice about it, especially the time and place for it.