A boy is about to go on his first date, and is nervous about what to talk about. He asks his father for advice. The father (1)_______, "My son, there are three subjects that always (2)_______. These are food, family, and philosophy."
The boy picks up his date and they go to a soda fountain. (3)_______ ice cream sodas in front of them, they (4)_______ at each other for a long time, as the boy's nervousness builds. He remembers his father's advice, and chooses the first (5)_______. He asks the girl: "Do you like spinach?" She says "No," and the silence returns.
After a few (6)_______ uncomfortable minutes, the boy thinks of his father's suggestion and (7)_______ the second item on the list. He asks, "Do you have a brother?" Again, the girl says "No" and there is (8)_______ once again.
The boy then (9)_______ his last card. He thinks of his father's (10)_______ and asks the girl the following question: "If you had a brother, would he like spinach?"
1. A. asks B. replies C. tells D. talks
2. A. do B. help C. work D. affect
3. A. For B. Besides C. Without D. With
4. A. stare B. glare C. smile D. laugh
5. A. advice B. question C. word D. topic
6. A. more B. another C. other D. most
7. A. turns on B. turns to C. turns away D. turns over
8. A. smile B. nervousness C. silence D. anxiety
9. A. uses B. takes C. asks D. plays
10. A. lesson B. advice C. promise D. order
ask sb. for sth. 问某人要某物。
stare at 凝视，长时间看
plays his last card 打出最后一张牌
1. B 根据故事开头提供的情景：He asks his father for advice。
2. C 此处的work意为“奏效”。
3. D 介词复合结构“with+宾语+宾补”可以表示状态、条件等。
4. A 此题区别不同方式的“看”，stare at 意思是：凝视，长时间看。
5. D 联系上下文，他父亲提供了三个话题。
6. A 此题考察more的表达方式，意思是“又过了几分钟”。
7. B 根据句意，turns to是“转向„„”的意思，最贴切。
8. C 联系故事情节的发展，得到否定回答之后接下来是“没有人讲话”了。
9. D 短语plays his last card意为“打出最后一张牌”。
10. B 与文章开头的第二句话asks his father for advice相呼应。
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