Fouryearold Cris lived with his cruel father，who beat him when he would not earn money to
41 his alcohol and drugs. Cris could no longer 42 this kind of life and decided to run away from their home. He lived in an empty tomb and searched in the dump site for anything he could 43 to the junk store. There were also old shoes，clothes，and leftover food. He did this for days 44 ．With the money he earned，the clothes，shoes and the food，he would 45 all the small children to give them their 46 ．
He used to say that he may be poor with 47 things but he is rich with love. He taught the kids how to clean their bodies and brush their teeth，and cleaned their 48 ．He had some 1，000 kids in this group. Some of these kids decided to 49 with him to help in his work.
About 10，000 kids had 50 from the group. It became known as the “Championing Community Children”．With the help of volunteers，they 51 in colorful boxes all the necessities of street children and gave these out at 52 times.
Cris had 53 to be a handsome，wellmannered 13yearold boy. His 54 to all the kids he met are 55 here. Your wealth is your health. Be healthy and you are able to think 56 and go to school.Love the people around you in many ways. No street children will be left 57 help.
Cris got his 58 for all his good work. He was entered in the search for 59 children in an international search held in Netherlands. Cris got the award for this distinct 60 ．He was named as the winner of the International Children's Peace Prize，winning the title and a prize of 130，000 dollars.
（原创） He was determined not to be the first ____it.
A. say B. saying C. to say D. says
When Teresa，a widow with four young children，saw a notice from her church for all members to gather to deliver presents and food to a 36 family，she took $10 out of her savings jar and bought some ingredients to make three dozen 37 ．She got to the church parking lot just in time to join the convoy（护送队）going to the home that was to 38 the people’s help．
The route was 39 ，and she was astonished when the cars pulled up in front of her house．When the pastor saw her，he said，“ We 40 expected you to join us , Teresa．We know it’s been a great 41 since your husband died，and we all wanted to 42 you．”
Although she was 43 being the object of charity，Teresa didn’t want to 44 anyone so she 45 said，“ Well，at least I can share these cookies with our 46 ．”
This parable teaches us that no one is too 47 to help others and that true charity is rooted in love and compassion． 48 of spirit is worse than economic distress．Teresa’s story 49 us that very few of us give as much as we could and should．
My friend Larry Rosen，president of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles 50 me to the concept of “ sacrificial giving”— 51 in a large quantity up to a
point where one must 52 something that is desired．
You can start out easy．Take whatever 53 you are thinking of giving to charity，then 54 it．If that’s too much, increase it by 50 percent instead．The 55 is to stretch yourself．It will mean a lot to those you help，but it will mean as much to your heart．
36．A．wealthy B．big C．needy D．noble
37．A．cookies B．cakes C ．buns D．rolls
38．A．offer B．receive C．expect D．refuse
39．A．pleasant B．lengthy C．rough D．familiar
40．A．just B．never C．even D．seldom
41．A．failure B．comfort C．struggle D．success
42．A．satisfy B．invite C．support D．remember
43．A．unnatural B．uncomfortable C．unhappy D．unfortunate
44．A．trouble B．embarrass C．bother D．annoy
45．A．humbly B．openly C．cheerfully D．clearly
46．A．children B．friends C．relatives D．neighbors
47．A．weak B．generous C．poor D．patient
48．A．Power B．Poverty C．Importance D．Source
49．A．ensures B．informs C．reminds D．proves
50．A．introduced B．presented C．led D．directed
51．A．taking B．giving C．going D．asking
52．A．reject B．win C．obtain D．quit
53．A．weight B．size C．load D．amount
54．A．calculate B．double C．record D．analyze
55．A．idea B．way C．advice D．guidance
Every time I passed boys who were playing basketball, I stopped to silently watch them. I really envied them. But as a girl, I once thought that I could 36 play basketball.
I like playing basketball though I'm not good at it. I've had a basketball 37 I was a child. At first, I could play freely because no one 38 when I was just a kid. But as I grew up it seemed harder and harder for me to enjoy basketball.
At school, it was always the boys who played basketball during PE classes. The girls were 39 allowed to play volleyball or badminton.
My parents did not 40 me play basketball at home. "Basketball is not fit for girls," they said. 41 I went to play basketball with my friends, boys 42 at me on the court as if I were an alien.
I was feeling 43 and had lost hope of playing basketball. 44 , something changed the first day of high school. I made some friends who also enjoyed playing basketball. They 45 me to get back on the court.
One of them told me with a smile, "Go your own 46 , let others talk." This girl would always play basketball with me. Even the boy who sat next to me in class talked about 47 with me almost every day.
I was inspired by them. Confidence and passion 48 to my heart. I am ready to stand up and play. I will play as well as I can, 49 for me, even the sky is boundless (无垠的).
Basketball has become an important part of my 50 . I am interested in it. I watch matches and enjoy playing almost every day. Through basketball, not only do I feel happy and confident, but also 51 a lot.
I've heard the NBA star Tracy McGrady say, "Nothing is impossible." It is from an advertisement on TV. I have 52 to realize that life is just like playing basket: ball. You should have an 53 . After that, just be confident and 54 going. Never give up and you'll make it sooner or later.
I love the motto of the NBA. It can 55 my strong feelings for basketball, "I love this game!"
36. A. ever B. often C. never D. always
37. A. when B. before C. after D. since
38. A. struggled B. eared C. enjoyed D. joined
39. A. only B. almost C. hardly D. not
40. A. encourage B. agree C. let D. permit
41. A. Still B. Yet C. Just D. Even
42. A. looked B. glared C. glanced D. stared
43. A. up B. down C. excited D. satisfied
44. A. Unluckily B. Naturally C. Unexpectedly D. Clearly
45. A. encouraged B. forbade C. ensured D. explored
46. A. effort B. way C. business D. direction
47. A. basketball B. sports C. interests D. dreams
48. A. stuck B. referred C. turned D. returned
49. A. but B. though C. and D. however
50. A. wish B. life C. work D. study
51. A. experience B. grow C. learn D. play
52. A. come B. turned C. refused D. happened
53. A. idea B. aim C. opinion D. effort
54. A, insist B. remain C. keep D. last
55. A. inform B. express C. ignore D. connect
Anne Frank was born in Germany in 1929. As her family was Jewish, her father found that it was hard for them to continue to live in Germany when the Nazis, who __36__ the Jews very much, came into power in 1933. So they __37__ to Amsterdam, Netherlands when Anne was only four years old.
In May, 1940, the Germans occupied（占领） Netherlands and the Jews there were __38__ to work in certain places. On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank’s parents gave her a small red-and-white-plaid (格子图案) diary __39__ her thirteenth birthday present and on July 6, 1942, her family had to go into hiding. Though they could take very few things with them, Anne brought her __40__ to her new home, which she called “Secret Annex.”
For two years when Anne lived in the Annex (附属建筑物), she __41__ down her thoughts and feelings in her diary. __42__ putting down series of facts __43__ most people do, she wrote about her life with the seven other people in hiding, as well as the war going on around her and her hopes for the future. She __44__ her diary as her best friend and talked to it about whatever she wanted to. But __45__ , on August 4, 1944, the Nazis raided（轰炸）the Secret Annex and Anne was arrested（逮捕）and sent to a concentration camp（集中营）, __46__ she died in March, 1945.
Through thick and thin, Anne’s father __47__ her dairy published in June, 1947 by Contact Publishers, a Dutch firm. Today Anne’s Dairy is available in fifty-five languages and over 24 million copies have been sold.
This page of diary was written on Thursday 15, June, 1944, in which she wrote about her strong love for __48__, which she had hardly been able to see face to face since she began to __49__ from the Nazis. Afraid of being caught, she __50__ go outdoors and had to stay indoors most of the time. On the night of June 15, she stayed awake __51__ until half past eleven just in order to take a good look at the moon for once by herself. She remembered another time five months ago when the dark rainy evening, the wind, the thundering clouds __52__ her entirely in their __53__. She was so crazy about everything to __54__ with nature that she would like to __55__ anything for her freedom, but......
36. A. loved B. hated C. disagreed D. against
37. A. had B. came C. moved D. settled
38. A. forced B. allowed C. promised D. had
39. A. for B. on C. as D. like
40. A. dog B. toy C. cat D. diary
41. A. put B. kept C. went D. turned
42. A. In place of B. Because of C. In case of D. Instead of
43. A. while B. as C. so D. if
44. A. regarded B. thought C. had D. knew
45. A. happily B. fortunately C. unfortunately D. excitedly
46. A. which B. there C. where D. what
47. A. gave B. took C. brought D. got
48. A. nature B. war C. moon D. wind
49. A. keep away B. hide away C. stay behind D. hold back
50. A. didn’t dare B. must not C. was afraid D. should not
51. A. for purpose B. with purpose C. on purpose D. in purpose
52. A. kept B. held C. made D. left
53. A. power B. force C. energy D. strength
54. A. join B. connect C. concern D. do
55. A. give in B. give up C. give away D. give out
A king once went to a master (大师)．He wanted to become more powerful than other__26__kings.He sat in front of the master and__27__telling him the purpose of his__28__.The master listened__29__to the king.
He then told the king to go to the__30__where a rose plant and a cypress (柏树) plant were growing side by side.He told the king，“They are your__31__.They can teach you what you want to__32__.”
The king went into the garden，and__33__the two plants but could not__34__what he could learn from them.He went back to the master and asked，“What do you__35__，master? I am not able to understand what and how these plants will teach me.”
The master took the king to the plants and__36__，“This cypress plant has been next to the rose plant for so many years.Never once has it wanted to become a rose plant.__37__，the rose plant has never wanted to become a cypress plant.If man had been the cypress plant，he would have__38__himself with the rose and felt jealous (忌妒的) at the__39__that the beautiful rose plant was getting from all the people.__40__，if man were the rose plant，he would have__41__the cypress plant enviously (羡慕地) thinking how__42__ the plant was without the__43__ of being disturbed by people all day！Both of the plants grew very well because they__44__all their energy for their own__45__instead of using it to compete with the other.”
41．A.looked at B．waited for
C．called on D．listened to
When he was driving home one evening on a country road，he saw an old lady on the side of the road. He 36 in front of her car and got out. Even with the 37 on his face, she was worried. He looked poor and hungry. He knew 38 she felt. He said，“I am here to help you， madam. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? 39 ， my name is Joe.”
She had a 40 tire. Joe crawled under the car，changed the tire. But he got 41 and his hands hurt. She could not thank him 42 and asked him how much she 43 him. He told her that if she really wanted to 44 him back，the next time she saw someone who needed help，she could give that person the 45 they needed.
She drove off. A few miles down the road the lady saw a small 46 . She went in. The waitress had a sweet smile， and was nearly eight months
47 . The old lady 48 how someone like her who seemed could be so kind to a 49 . Then she remembered Joe. After the lady finished her meal， the waitress went to get her 50 from a hundred-dollar bill. But she stepped right out the door.
When the waitress came back，she noticed something 51 on a napkin（餐巾纸），“I am helping you because someone once helped me. If you really want to pay me back，here’s what you do—Do not let the 52 of love end with you.”
That night when she got home，she was 53 the money and what the lady had written. She and her husband needed money with the baby 54 next month. She knew how worried her husband was，and as he lay 55 next to her，she whispered, “Everything’s going to be all right， I love you， Joe.”
36. A. stood B. drove C. stopped D. waved
37. A. anxiety B. surprise C. sorrow D. smile
38. A. why B. how C. what D. whether
39. A. By the way B. In addition C. By chance D. In return
40. A. poor B. flat C. round D. used
4l. A. excited B. thirsty C. satisfied D. dirty
42. A. much B. however C. enough D. further
43. A. returned B. lent C. owed D. appreciated
44. A. take B. pay C. hold D. charge
45. A. assistance B. money C. expense D. ability
46. A. store B. hospital C. cinema D. restaurant
47. A. elder B. experienced C. pregnant D. served
48. A. imagined B. doubted C. wondered D. expected
49. A. woman B. customer C. tourist D. stranger
50. A. receipt B. change C. payment D. check
5l. A. written B. printed C. drawn D. copied
52. A. chain B. relation C. devotion D. story
53. A. putting away B. thinking about C. turning in D. looking after
54. A. ahead B. extra C. front D. due
55. A. sleeping B. chatting C. arguing D. drinking
The clock had just struck eleven when I first heard a noise coming from the lift. I opened the door of our room and listened: someone was 36 against the door of the 37 and calling out at the same time.
“What’s 38 ?” I shouted. “The door has been 39 and I can’t get out.” The answer came back. The voice, which 40 like that of a girl, came from several 41 below.
My wife had now 42 me and she went off directly in search of the night porter (守夜人). After calling to the girl that 43 was on its way, I went back into the 44 to get some tools. Then I too hurried 45 the stairs until I reached the place 46 the life was stuck.
I tried my hand at forcing to 47 the life door, talking all the while to the girl trapped inside, 48 my tools were of no use for this purpose, Very 49 , however, my wife returned. 50 to find the porter, she had called the police, who agreed to send an engineer. 51 , she had also got in touch with the fire service.
In a short time the engineer appeared, followed by two 52 . Almost immediately afterwards the firemen 53 too. With the special equipment it 54 the engineer only a short while to get the door open. In spite of (尽管) her experience, the girl was in good 55 . “I’m hungry,” was her only remark as she stepped out of her cage.
36. A. standing B. beating C. sitting D. shouting
37. A. flat B. room C. house D. lift
38. A. matter B. wrong C. accident D. question
39. A. opened B. broken C. stuck D. stopped
40. A. sounded B. heard C. listened D. looked
41. A. stairs B. floors C. roofs D. flights
42. A. called B. stopped C. seen D. helped
43. A. I B. nothing C. lift D. help
44. A. lift B. door C. flat D. way
45. A. down B. up C. on D. from
46. A. that B. where C. which D. there
47. A. open B. close C. shut D. turned
48. A. though B. if C. but D. because
49. A. quickly B. fast C. well D. soon
50. A. Able B. Unable C. Glad D. Sorry
51. A. Besides B. Instead C. Still D. But
52. A. porters B. Men C. policemen D. firemen
53. A. reached B. arrived C. got D. left
54. A. spent B. took C. passed D. stayed
55. A. spirits B. health C. conditions D. manners
When we were children, our grandfathers told us the river was called the Pool that Forgets because when anything falls into it, the pool forgets to send it to the 36 again. One time when we were no longer children and not yet man, we seized a hunting dog and took her to the Pool that Forgets. We 37 her into the pool, and we all 38 to see her come up. We waited from morning till evening but 39 never came up. We knew that the 40 had forgotten her.
But this particular day when we were 41 from the raid （袭击）, everyone had taken a trophy (猎获品) 42 my brother. Maybe that was why he was talking when we were whispering and why he 43 to sound as though he had no 44 . My brother was forced to walk behind us. That is — the position of honour and dishonour. As an honour, the 45 men are placed there to 46 us when we return, but sometimes those who have not shown the strength are placed there to be laughed at for 47 . I think my brother 48 this, because as we reached the pool, he ran 49 us. He stopped at the 50 to the gray rock above the pool and stood there with 51 trying to look stronger than he was.
“Heroes of the Only World!” he shouted, “Watch me. I am not 52 the Pool that Forgets.”
And with those words, he dived and 53 into the pool and we saw nothing more. We stared over edge of the 54 . Our eyes staring into the circle of terror (恐惧) produced by 55 .
36. A. surface B. bottom C. bank D. edge
37. A. put B. sent C. brought D. threw
38. A. decided B. waited C. promised D. agreed
39. A. he B. it C. she D. they
40. A. dog B. pool C. children D. me
41. A. setting out B. starting off C. moving on D. returning
42. A. besides B. including C. except D. more than
43. A. tried B. hoped C. learned D. stopped
44. A. worry B. fear C. courage D. wish
45. A. strongest B. weakest C. cleverest D. luckiest
46. A. save B. support C. satisfy D. protect
47. A. poverty B. mistake C. weakness D. carelessness
48. A. understood B. apologized C. guessed D. accepted
49. A. behind B. among C. before D. ahead of
50. A. surface B. edge C. top D. bottom
51. A. a simple B. anger C. pride D. pleasure
52. A. afraid of B. fond of C. proud of D. surprised at
53. A. dropped B. swam C. buried D. disappeared
54. A. pool B. rock C. my brother D. word
55. A. the bunting dog B. my brother C. the Pool that Forgets D. our grandfathers
Recently, I heard a touching story which illustrates the 1 that words have to change a life -- a power that lies right in the hands of those reading this article．
Mary had grown up knowing that she was different from the other kids, and she hated it．She was born with a cleft palate（先天性颚裂）and had to bear the jokes and 2 of cruel children who teased her non-stop about her 3 lip and unclear speech．She was 4 that no one, outside her family, could ever love her 5 she entered Mrs．Leonard’s class．
In the 1950’s , it was common for teachers to give their children a（n） 6 hearing test．However, in Mary’s 7 , in addition to her cleft palate, she was 8 able to hear out of one ear． 9 not to let the other children have another “ 10 ”to point out, she would 11 on the test each year．The “whisper test” was given by having a child walk to the classroom door, turn sideways, close one ear with a finger, and then 12 something which the teacher whispered．Mary turned her bad ear towards her teacher and 13 to cover her good ear．She knew that teachers would often say things like, “The sky is blue．” or “What color are your shoes?” But not on that day ．Surely, God put seven words in Mrs．Leonard’s mouth that 14 Mary’s life forever．When the “Whisper test” came, Mary heard the words: “ I wish you were my little girl．”
Words from a godly teacher can 15 a heart and powerfully set the course of a life．
1．A．effect B．power C．fact D．influence
2．A．glares B．smiles C．stares D．enthusiasm
3．A．misled B．mistaken C．mismatched D．misshaped
4．A．confirmed B．convinced C．informed D．warned
5．A．when B．after C．until D．since
6．A．annual B．monthly C．weekly D．daily
7．A．case B．opinion C．heart D．phenomenon
8．A．nearly B．definitely C．barely D．eventually
9．A．Worried B．Determined C．Surprised D．Excited
10．A．mistake B．drawback C．shortcoming D．difference
11．A．compete B．succeed C．rely D．cheat
12．A．exchange B．repeat C．modify D．neglect
13．A．failed B．managed C．pretended D．remembered
14．A．changed B．decided C．helped D．improved
15．A．break B．mend C．melt D．calm
Tears clouded-my eyes as I stood in our washing room, holding Brett's jeans and full of burn holes;
Tired and defeated, I 41 to the floor．The clothes were just one more thing Brett had 42 ．He often got almost everything in the house out of 43 . Many windows in our house needed repair due to his breaking 44 to steal money when he chose to live on the street．Yet none of this could compare to the emotional 45 Brett had done to our once quiet home．
Brett came to live with us when he was 12 years old．During the next few years I had dealt with Brett as 46 as possible, but inside I was shouting．"I don't want him in my house another day, Lord! I just can't 47 him!"Having wiped my tears, I continued 48 him as before．
When Brett was nearly 18, he landed again in Juvenile Hall(少管所）．After that, my husband and I had to send Brett to a boarding school for helping 49 teens． At the 50 ceremony, each graduate held a white rose to give to the person who had 51 the roost to him or her．Brett spoke 52 to his parents and then spoke to me, "You did so much．You were always there, no matter 53 ．My mom and dad, I was their kid．But you, 54 troubled enough by me, always 55 me such love．And I want you to know I love you for it．" 56 ．I stood as Brett placed the white rose in my hand and hugged me 57 ．
At that moment, tears 58 in my eyes again, this time not for disappointment but for 59 ．Although I had struggled with silent 60 toward my stepson, Brett had seen only my actions．Love is action．We may not always have positive feelings about certain people in our lives, but we can love them．
41．A．sat B．sank C．bent D．dropped
42．A．ruined B．lost C．torn D．broken
43．A．danger B．place C．trouble D．order
44．A．off B．in C．up D．away
45．A．pain B．injury C．damage D．harm
46．A．patiently B．willingly C．strictly D．rudely
47．A．forgive B．educate C．stand D．control
48．A．parenting B．pardoning C．comforting D．feeding
49．A．lazy B．troublesome C．disappointing D．careless
50．A．opening B．official C．victory D．graduation
51．A．afforded B．meant C．supplied D．changed
52．A．lovingly B．sadly C．proudly D．nervously
53．A．where B．how C．what D．who
54．A．unless B．although C．because D．when
55．A．cost B．lent C．taught D．showed
56．A．Astonished B．Puzzled C．Encouraged D．Interested
57．A．surely B．roughly C．tightly D．fiercely
58．A．fell B．flowed C．moved D．gathered
59．A．pity B．happiness C．luck D．success
60．A．love． B．anxiety C．anger D．care