1.________ time i have been changed quite a lot.
2.i began ________ a calculating machine ________ france ________ 1642.
3.after i was programmed ________ an operator who used cards ________ holes，i could “think” logically and produce an answer quicker than any person.
4.from then ________，i grew rapidly both ________ size and ________ brainpower.
5.as time went ________，i was made smaller.
6.first it was stored ________ tubes，then ________ transistors and later ________ very small chips.
7.but i was always so lonely standing there ________ myself，until ________ the early 1960s they gave me a family connected by a network.
8.i was able to share my knowledge ________ others ________ the world wide web.
9.________ the 1970s many new applications have been found ________ me.
10.anyhow，my goal is to provide humans ________ a life ________ high quality.
1.although i was young i could simplify difficult sums.
________________________________，we went there.
2.i developed very slowly and it took nearly two hundred years before i was built as an analytical machine by charles babbage.
________________________________ we get used to the new school life.
3.as time went by，i was made smaller.
________________________________，he seems to become more and more confused.
________________________________________ since we came to this university.
4.and my memory became so large that even i couldn’t believe it!
5.anyhow，my goal is to provide humans with a life of high quality.
this dictionary ____________________________ to students.[mvc:page]
1.in 1936 my real father，alan turing，wrote a book about how i could be made to work as a “universal machine” to ________ any difficult mathematical problem.
a.imagine b.ignore c.solve d.think
2.by the 1940s i ________ as large as a room，and i wondered if i would grow any larger.
a.have grown b.am growing c.had grown d.grew
3.________，i was made smaller.
a.as time going by b.as time went by
c.with time passed by d.with time went by
4.first as a pc (personal computer) and then as a laptop，i ________ in offices and homes since the 1970s.
a.had used b.have used c.had been used d.have been used
5.over time my memory has developed so much ________，like an elephant，i never forget anything i have been told!
a.so b.as c.and d.that
6.but i was always so lonely ________ there by myself，until in the early 1960s they gave me a family ________ by a network.
7.i have even been put into space rockets and sent to ________ the moon and mars.
a.challenge b.conduct c.search d.explore
8.anyhow，my goal is to ________ humans ________ a life of high quality.
a.offer;with b.provide;with c.supply;for d.supply;to
personal computers and internet give people new choices about how to spend their time.
some may use this freedom to share less time with certain friends or family members，but the new technology will also let them stay in closer touch with those they care most about.i know this from personal experience.
email makes it easy to work at home，which is where i now spend most weekends and evenings.my working hours aren’t necessarily much shorter than they once were but i spend fewer of them at the office.this lets me share more time with my young daughter than i might have if she’d been born before electronic mail became such a practical tool.
the internet also makes it easy to share thoughts with a group of friends.say you do something fun—see a great movie perhaps and there are four or five friends who might want to hear about it.if you call each one，you may tire of telling the story.
with email，you just write one note about your experience，at your convenience，and address it to all the friends you think might be interested.they can read your message when they have time，and read only as they want to.they can reply at their convenience，and you can read what they have to say at your convenience.
email is also an inexpensive way to stay in close touch with people who live far away.more than a few parents use email to keep in touch，even daily touch，with their children at college.
we just have to keep in mind that computers and the internet offer another way of staying in touch.they don’t take the place of any of the ways.
1.the purpose of this passage is to ________.
a.explain how to use the internet
b.describe the writer’s joy of keeping up with the latest technology
c.tell the value and usefulness of the internet
d.introduce the reader to basic knowledge about personal computers and the internet
2.the use of email has made it possible for the writer to ________.
a.spend less time working
b.have more free time with his child
c.work at home on weekends
d.spend more time at the office
3.according to the writer，email has an obvious advantage over the telephone because the former helps one ________.
a.reach a group of people at one time conveniently
b.keep one’s communication as personal as possible
c.pass on much more information than the latter
d.get in touch with one’s friends faster than the latter
4.the best title for this passage is ________.
a.computer：new technological advances
b.internet：new tool to maintain good friendship
c.computers have made life easier
d.internet：a convenient tool for communication
5.according to the passage，which of the following is wrong?
a.now the writer spends less time at the office.
b.you should read or reply your messages at regular time.
c.email helps people far away from each other keep in close touch.
d.some people spend less time with their family because of the internet.
(1)he left by coach for edinburgh.
(2)i joined a private team coached by my school coach.
(3)he coached her for english examinations.