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Bargaining (讨价) is the rule here in Beijing. At least, it is so in most markets and back-street clothes shops. Bargaining is an art and if you are unfamiliar (不熟悉) with it, we’d like to offer you some advice. The tips here are often used in Beijing but may help you at any place in the world where bargaining is practiced.

DO NOT say how much you want to pay for an item (物品) unless it’s near the end of the bargaining. Always try and drop the seller’s offering price as much as possible before opening your mouth with a price.

DO throw out really low prices like 10 RMB with a big smile.

DO keep smiling from the beginning to the end. The seller usually continues bargaining with a happy smiling face. Getting angry hardly gets you the price you want. Keep in mind the price offered by the seller at the beginning is usually at least 40% over the generally reasonable (合理的) price. It can be up to 500% over.

DO have an idea of what the item costs. You can ask your friends, people in the hotel or others you know, or look at the list below. This is very general and is based (根据) on a market like Xiu Shui. You may not be able to get the lowest prices at Xiu Shui, especially on a weekend when there are lots of tourists around.

1.Who is this passage written for?

A. Owners of back-street shops.    B. Businessmen in Beijing.

C. Those who are good at bargaining.    D. Those who travel in Beijing.

2.What is the writer mainly talking about in this passage?

A. Beijing markets.    B. Bargaining tips.

C. Lowest prices.    D. Sellers’ offer.

3.What is the most important thing to do in bargaining with the seller?

A. Keep smiling.    B. Be patient.

C. Don’t get angry.    D. Don’t say anything.

4.What is NOT included in the tips often used to bargain in Beijing?

A. Find out the true price and go to the markets with friends.

B. Don’t offer your price until the end of the bargaining with a smile.

C. Getting angry can hardly gets you the price you want.

D. Don’t go to markets at the time when there are too many tourists.

5.Which of the following can help you get an item you want at the lowest price?

A. Whenever you go shopping, take a price list with you.

B. You can bargain for anything at the price of 10 RMB.

C. The price range (范围) for you to bargain is usually between 40% and 500%.

D. XiuShui Market is the biggest shopping center where prices are always reasonable.


1.D 2.B 3.A 4.A 5.C 【解析】 试题这篇说明文以旅京游客为对象,生动地介绍了对商品进行砍价的技巧。 1.题意:这篇文章是为谁写的?考查细节理...

He met her at a party.She was so pretty that many guys were chasing after her, he was so ordinary (普通的) and she never paid any attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him. She was surprised but in order not to be rude, she agreed.

They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, and she felt uncomfortable, too. Suddenly he asked the waiter, “Would you please give me some salt? I’d like to put it in my coffee.” Everybody looked at him. It was so strange! His face turned red but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it. She asked him in surprise, “Why do you have this hobby?” He replied, “When I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, my hometown and my parents who are still living there.” While saying that tears filled his eyes.She was deeply touched. A man who is homesick must love his home and cares about his family. Then she also started to talk about her faraway hometown, her childhood, and her family.

That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their love. They continued to date(约会). She found that actually he was a man who met all her demands (需求). He is kind, warm and careful. Thanks to his salty coffee! In 1970, they got married. And every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that was the way he liked it. After 40 years, he passed away (去世) and left her a letter: “My dearest, please forgive my whole life’s lie. Remember the first time we met? I was so nervous at that time. In fact, I wanted some sugar, but said salt. It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead. I didn’t like the salty coffee then, what a strange bad taste! But I am glad to have the salty coffee for my whole life, for it was prepared by you.”

1.The woman agreed to have coffee with the man because ______.

A. she loved him a lot    B. she wanted to be polite

C. she knew him well    D. she wanted to know him

2.The word “forgive” in the last paragraph means ______.

A. remember    B. enjoy    C. choose    D. excuse

3.According to (根据) paragraph 3, which is Not True?

A. They woman always put salt into the coffee.    B. They got married finally.

C. The man died 40 years ago.    D. The man told a white lie.

4.From the passage we know that ______.

A. The woman hardly believed the man’s explanation (解释) at their first date

B. The woman lived far way from her hometown when they met for the first time

C. The man asked for some salt in the coffee because he had the special hobby

D. The man liked to drink coffee with salt because he thought it really tasted good

5.Which is the best title for the article?

A. An Dishonest Man.    B. A cup of Salty Coffee.

C. A Homesick Man.    D. A Letter from a Man.



In China, more and more villagers have left home to make a living in big cities. As a result, their children have become leftover children (留守儿童) and they need more care. The survey below is from some villages in China. Three hundred children were chosen to answer the questions.

What they want


Pocket Money



Something else






Who to talk with


Family members

No one




Communicate with their parents

freely or not


A little difficult





The way they like to live

Living with parents

Living without parents

No idea




What they think of their parents’

Working in cities



No idea




Happiest place



Friend’s home






1.In the survey, the children were asked about many things EXCEPT ______.

A. places they like    B. pocket money

C. their needs    D. their parents’ working in cities

2.Of all the four things, the leftover children need ______ most.

A. love    B. money    C. control    D. freedom

3.Which of the following is True according to the passage?

A. About 18% of the leftover children often talk with their family members.

B. All the children like to stay at home without their parents.

C. About 1/3 of the children think their parents’ working in cities is bad.

D. More than half of the children think it is good to live with their parents.

4.How many children think their happiest place is their school?

A. 48.    B. 102    C. 144    D. 156

5.The survey tells us that ______.

A. most leftover children want money from their parents

B. over 40% of the children have difficulty talking to parents freely

C. all the leftover children dream of making money in big cities

D. most villagers like living a life in the countryside



What do you think of your life? Maybe a person’s life is like a ship travelling on the sea, if it can’t move    _____ , it will fall behind.

I’ll tell you a story: _______  the invention (发明) of light bulb, Edison had tried thousands of filament () materials and had failed thousands of times, a businessman laughed at him: “You are not manufacturing(制造)the lamp, you ________ thousands of materials and did not have any success.” Edison replied: “No, I at_________ have proved (证明) that 1000 kinds of materials are not suitable to do filament.” I was touched after reading this story, I thought Edison put it best. Even if Edison_________ thousands of times, so what? He’s successful at last.

As the ________ goes: Failure is the mother of success. If there is no “failure of the mother,” how do we have “successful son”? With thousands of Edison “_______ ” mothers, will be no “success” to you? Eat one graben, a gain in your wit(吃一堑,长一智). If you do not eat graben, how can you gain in your wit? Edison have experienced failure before he tapped the door to success, as a result, he was remembered as a great inventor for ever.

When I was 8 years old, I_________ to ride a bike just as other children often did during their childhood. I fell off many times while_________, but then my heart just wanted a word: failure is the mother of success. I stood up and tried again and again, finally I succeeded.

In a word, do not be afraid of failure during your life. It is also a (an) _________part of your life.

1.A. up    B. down    C. forward    D. behind

2.A. before    B. after    C. since    D. till

3.A. trained    B. risked    C. wasted    D. picked

4.A. most    B. least    C. times    D. all

5.A. hurt    B. collected    C. failed    D. warned

6.A. poster    B. knowledge    C. novel    D. saying

7.A. ugly    B. pleasant    C. clever    D. unsuccessful

8.A. hurried    B. agreed    C. learned    D. advised

9.A. riding    B. thinking    C. laughing    D. fighting

10.A. important    B. relaxing    C. equal    D. simple