Part A: Read the following dialogue and do the exercises after it.
Tom: What do you think of your father's new car?
Eric: I don't like it.
Eric: Yes, I wanted him to buy one of those foreign cars. I know the one I like, but I can't remember the name. It just doesn't come to mind at the moment.
Tom: Well, your father did point out that the price was low.
Eric: Well, I came up with a different price overall.
Tom: Oh, what's that?
Eric: I figured out that Dad would save over fifty dollars a month on gas. That is, he would save money if he bought a compact car (小型汽车).
Tom: Perhaps that's true. Your Dad came up with a different idea. He wanted a big car.
1.Eric preferred his father to buy ______.
A. A compact car. B. A big car.
C. A domestic vehicle.
2.A compact car perhaps _______ than a big car.
A. costs more B. saves more
C. is more expensive
Part B: Learn the following by heart记住下列习惯用语：
What do you think of John? I think he is very nice.
The company thinks a lot of their new sales program.
2.come to mind想起；记得：
I know her name, but at the moment / right now it doesn't come to mind.
Don't worry about it. It'll come to mind later.
3.come up with提出；找到(答案)；拿出(一笔钱等):
She came up with a new idea for increasing sales.
How soon can you come up with the money?
The professor pointed out my mistakes. He pointed them out last week.
My father pointed out that I should study more.我父亲指出我应该多学些知识。
The maths exam was hard. I couldn't figure out the last two problems. It was impossible to figure them out.
Lynn was upset about something, but I couldn't figure out what it was.