( )1.[2017·自贡]Nancy spoke in such a low voice that ________ in the room could hear her.
A．everybody B．somebody C．nobody
( )2.[2017·武汉改编] Even though we're in difficult times, we need to keep hope ________．A．real B．alive C．fresh
( )3.[2017·宜昌改编]—The plane won't take off ________ the thick clouds move away.
—Let's wait patiently for the announcement from the airport.
A．since B．until C．while
( )4.[2017·黄冈改编]—Nowadays lots of products from China are very popular in the world.
—Yeah! Many people can hardly avoid ________ products made in China.
A．to buy B．buying C．buy
( )5.[2017·齐齐哈尔]—It takes me half an hour ________ playing the piano. How about you?
—I usually spend 20 minutes ________ it.
A．practicing; on B．to practice; in C．to practice; on
( )6.[2017·恩施]In old days, the poor ________ for the boss for over 18 hours a day.
A．was made to be worked
B．were made work
C．were made to work
( )7.[2017·镇江改编] Xu Yuanchong, a 96yearold man, devotes most of his lifetime to ________ works of literature.
A．translating B．translates C．translate
( )8.[2018·原创]The toys are all made ________ cotton and they are made ________ Guangzhou.
A．of; in B．from; from C．of; from
( )9.[2018·原创]My parents are pleased ________ my schoolwork this term.
A．on B．at C．with
( )10.[2018·原创]Paul is always very ________ in class and he can work out all the problems.
A．living B．alive C．lively
A man was on his way to another world, either heaven(天堂) or hell(地狱). When he was halfway there, he saw a beautiful, huge __11__．The owner came out and asked the man to stay and live in the palace.
The man said, “I have been working hard during my life and now I just want to eat and sleep __12__ doing any work.”
The owner said, “If __13__， there is nowhere else better than here for you. There are many delicious __14__ in my palace and I promise that nothing needs to be done by you.”
“That's great! This must be heaven！” said the man. And he stayed in the palace.
__15__， the man felt very happy with a life of eating and sleeping. But gradually, he felt a bit lonely and bored. So he went to the owner and said, “Just eating and sleeping every day is very __16__. Now I'm losing interest in this kind of life. Could you help me find a __17__？”
The o wner replied, “Sorry, there is no job here at all.”
After another few months, the man could not __18__ it any more and went to the owner again. “I really can't stand this kind of life any more，” he said. “If you don't offer me a job, I would __19__ to go t o hell rather than live here.”
The owner smiled, “__20__do you think we are now？” he said. “Heaven? We are actually in hell！”
( )11.A.garden B．museum C．palace