Accomplishment is often deceptive (导致误解的) because we don’t see the pain and perseverance that produced it. So we may credit the __36__ with brains or lucky break, and let ourselves off the hook(为自己开脱) because we 37 in both two. Not that we could all be concert pianists just by exercising enough discipline. ___38___, each of us has the makings of success in some effort, but we will achieve this only if we ___39___ our wills and work at it.
How can we acquire stick-to-itiveness? There is no simple, fast ___40___. But I have developed a way of thinking that has 41 my own weak will more than once. Here are the basic elements:
“Won’t” power. This is as important as will power. Discipline means choices. Every time you say yes to a goal or objective, you say no to many more. Every prize has its ___42___. The prize is the yes; the price is the no. Igor Gorin, the noted Ukrainian-American baritone(男中音), told of his early days studying ___43___. He loved to smoke a pipe, but one day his professor said, “Igor, you will have to made up your mind ___44___ you are going to be a great singer, or a great pipe smoker. You cannot be both.” ___45___, the pipe went.
Delayed gratification (喜悦). M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of the best-seller The Road less Traveled, ___46___ this tool of discipline as “a process of ___47___ the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the ___48___ by meeting and experiencing the pain first and ___49___ it over with.”
This might ___50___ routine daily decisions—something as ___51___ as skipping a favorite late-night TV show and getting to bed early, to be wide awake for a meeting the next morning. Or it might involve longer-term ___52___.
The secret of such commitment is getting past the pain and seeing the delight. “The fact is that many ___53___ efforts aren’t fun,” says one radio and TV commentator. “True, all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. But trying to turn everything we do into ___54___ makes for terrible frustrations, because life—even the most rewarding one—includes circumstances that aren’t ___55___ at all. I like my job as a journalist. It’s personally satisfying, but it isn’t always joyful.”
36. A. producer B. applicant C. achiever D. performer
37. A. fall short B. come over C. leave behind D. work out
38. A. Meanwhile B. Still C. Rather D. Besides
39. A. restrict B. delay C. apply D. prefer
40. A. dimension B. formula C. dilemma D. foundation
41. A. damaged B. allowed C. suffered D. rescued
42. A. root B. result C. price D. goal
43. A. sound B. voice C. noise D. whistle
44. A. that B. if C. whether D. how
45. A. Instead B. Moreover C. However D. Therefore
46. A. forms B. manages C. shapes D. describes
47. A. determining B. scheduling C. mixing D. substitutes
48. A. commitment B. tool C. mind D. pleasure
49. A. look B. think C. take D. get
50. A. make B. involve C. attach D. undergo
51. A. reasonable B. delightful C. simple D. strange
52. A. resolutions B. debates C. contrasts D. routines
53. A. visible B. experimental C. worthwhile D. challenging
54. A. work B. play C. hobbies D. efforts
55. A. unique B. smooth C. easy D. fun
Over the years，thanks to my life's obstacles（障碍），I understood the meaning of faith and the strong will to survive．It was Hurricane Ike that made me fully （21） the beauty of our strength and a human's motivation to （22） ．
Mom had a two﹣week （23） in summer．While we enjoyed our holiday in Southeast Texas，we didn't realize the fact that Ike（24） cause months and likely years of"labor"．By September 7th，the"eyes of Texas"were watching Hurricane Ike more （25） ，making the typical mad rush for last﹣minute hurricane （26） ．Two days later，both oil and ice were in （27） demand．
In the early hours of September 11th，some neighbors were planning to（28） the storm in their homes，（29） others were making final preparations to get away．At first，we decided to stay．But that afternoon，the Houston﹣Galveston area would be on the more （30） side of the storm．Mom and I packed some of our most （31） belongings in the car and （32） the East Texas town of Lufkin．
As Ike pushed farther inland，we （33） power in Lufkin．On Sunday，our next﹣door neighbor told us via cell phone that our （34） had remained well．Our hopes could not have been （35） ．But a few hours later，the neighbors reported that our brick chimney had （36） ，and it was sitting on our living room，（37） a hole in the roof between two skylights （天窗）．
We wouldn't be allowed to return home （38） September 17th．I climbed upstairs，and looked toward the hole in the roof which showed a beautiful blue sky．
Without hesitation，I shouted，"Wow!A third skylight!"
My neighbors could not believe I was making jokes（39） crying，but （40） is always good medicine．It was with that joke that I knew，given time，everything would be okay．
39．A．in spite of
D．in terms of
Compassion（同情心）is a desire within us to help others. With effort, we can translate compassion into 41 . An experience last weekend showed me this is 42 . I work part-time in a supermarket across from a building 43 the elderly. These old people are our main 44 , and it’s not hard to lose 45 over their slowness. But last Sunday, one 46 gentleman appeared to teach me a 47 lesson. The man walked up to my register with a box of biscuits. He said he was 48 , had just moved into his room, and had 49 in his cupboards. He asked if we could let him have the food on trust. He promised to 50 me the next day.
I couldn’t help staring at him. I 51 what kind of person he had been years before, and 52 he would be like if luck had gong his way. I had a hurt in my heart for this kind of human soul. I told him that was 53 , but store rules didn’t allow me to do so. I felt 54 and unkind saying this, but I 55 my job.
Just then, another man, standing behind the first, spoke up. “If anything”, he looked more pitiable. “ 56 it to me.” was all he said.
What I had been feeling was pity. Pity is soft and easy. Compassion, 57 , is caring in action. I 58 the second man but told him that was not 59 either. Then I reached into my pocket and paid for the biscuits myself. I reached into my pocket 60 these two men had reached into my heart and taught me compassion.
41.A. desire B. help C. actions D. experience
42.A. difficult B. dangerous C. true D. interesting
43.A. with B. by C. to D. for
44.A. customers B. neighbors C. friends D. helpers
45.A. heart B. patience C. control D. face
46.A. angry B. rude C. nice D. aged
47.A. valuable B. interesting C. small D. silly
48.A. in trouble B. out of cash C. in poor health D. out of work
49.A. nothing B. something C. everything D. anything
50.A. help B. repay C. thank D. give
51.A. knew B. thought C. wondered D. asked
52.A. how B. why C. what D. who
53.A. sorry B. possible C. easy D. good
54.A. worried B. stupid C. unwise D. helpless
55.A. knew B. disliked C. enjoyed D. valued
56.A. Offer B. Give C. Pass D. Charge
57.A. at the same time B. on the other hand C. as a matter of fact D. above all
58.A. refused B. accepted C. thanked D. respected
59.A. allowed B. paid C. welcome D. pity
60.A. whether B. because C. even if D. as if
Have Faith in life
Faith, is very important. Do ___41___thing to have self-confidence, no confidence, just like a __42__ lost in the sea. I have ever heard of a story told by__43__who have a lot of experiences.
The is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on __44__several hundred feet in th air.The only way to reach __45__ thewas to be suspended in a basket which was __46__to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their__47__ .
Obviously the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was __48__.
One tourist got exceedingly nervous about __49__up as he noticed that the rope by which hewas __50__was old and frayed.With __51__voice,he asked the monk（和尚）who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the __52__.
The monk thought for a moment and answered __53__," Whenever it breaks."
After hearing the story, I suddenly felt the __54__ of confident. What is Confidence? __55__Li Bai said: "I am born to be useful". Let us go with full confidence, to __56__to the challenges of life, to __57__ harvestless fruits!
From now on, __58__ every minute, every__59__, to enrich the __60__strength, to experience the meaning of life. Gas!
41. A. what B. many C. which D. those
42. A. air-plane B. train C. ship D. car
43. A. teachers B. elders C. parents D. students
44. A. cliff B. building C. tower D. monastery
45. A. building B. success C. basket D. monastery
46. A .pulled B. pushed C. sent D. tugged
47. A. strengths B. robots C. machine D. tools
48. A. excited B. upset C. interesting D. terrifying
49. A. long-way B. entire way C. half-way D. load
50. A. thought B. suspended C. given D. considered
51. A. misgiving B. trembling C. pleasant D. unforgettable
52. A. temple B. rope C. strength D. direction
53. A. brusquely B. softly C. slowly D. quickly
54. A. knowledge B. beneficial C. power D. source
55. A. As B. When C. Dislike D. The same as
56. A. turn up B. face up C. come up D. build up
57. A. gain B. buy C. face D. access
58. A. use B. cherish C. make use of D. get
59. A. second B. classes C. time D. day
60. A. powerful B. inner C. unique D. differ
When we are unfamiliar with something, we may feel nervous and fearful. The help of others is a good 41 to help us pull through.
I write for a big newspaper, and I wanted to 42 a story about parachute jumping（跳伞）. To make it a realistic as well as exciting 43 , I decided that I had to make a jump myself 44 . Unluckily, I’m not good at any 45 , let alone（更不用说）parachute jumping.
My friend Mr. Smith was willing to give me a 46 . He took me to a ground school. The first day’s 47 included several hours of instruction but not my first drop from a(n) 48 . For this, I had to wait until the following 49 .
The next morning, I was taken to the airfield. 50 , a heavy parachute was put on my back. Then I was 51 to make my way to a small plane which had just stopped slowly on the runway. Once on board, the plane was soon 52 . I began to feel nervous. As we reached one thousand meters, Harry, my teacher, hooked（钩）a 53 from my parachute to a steel ring inside the plane. The line was to pull my parachute 54 after I jumped.
“Get 55 , Henry,” Harry said. I moved carefully to the door. I wanted to 56 , “NO, no, no!” But no word came.
“Jump!” Harry called 57 . “Jump!”
Away from the plane, and down, down I fell, arms stretched. It worked All at once I was very happy. Then I felt a quick 58 . My big parachute had opened! It was the best 59 I ever had. I looked down. There were rivers, trees, fields and houses. I heard the soft sound of the air. This was 60 .
41. A. way B. chance C. idea D. value
42. A. tell B. write C. read D. copy
43. A. film B. poem C. story D. program
44. A. secretly B. instead C. finally D. first
45. A. sport B. driving C. lesson D. drawing
46. A. try B. hand C. gift D. suggestion
47. A. jumping B. journey C. training D. entertainment
48. A. tree B. tower C. building D. airplane
49. A. week B. month C. evening D. morning
50. A. Besides B. Once C. There D. However
51. A. asked B. invited C. forced D. taught
52. A. slowing B. climbing C. landing D. filling
53. A. belt B. steel C. line D. seat
54. A. light B. broken C. fixed D. open
55. A. ready B. up C. on D. away
56. A. cry B. rest C. laugh D. lie
57. A. softly B. loudly C. nervously D. excitedly
58. A. comfort B. wind C. pull D. push
59. A. failure B. experience C. competition D. danger
60. A. tiring B. shocking C. true D. fun
Life is full of beautiful moments. All you have to do is __46__ your eyes and your heart to see them.I saw __47__ just the other day. The local __48__ had just let out，and I found myself behind a school bus as I was driving home.
The bus __49__ by a house sitting on top of a hill. A little girl, no more than 7 years old，__50__ the bus and started running quickly to the __51__．The smile on her face was quite sweet. I __52__ up the hill to see where she was going. I saw her dad waiting for her. As she got __53__，her dad smiled and knelt down to __54__ her. He wrapped his powerful __55__ around her and gave her a huge hug，the moment she got to him.
My eyes __56__ a bit as I watched this scene. I __57__ all the times my own children had run into my arms with __58__ faces and loving hearts. Every single hug from them was a treasure of __59__ .Suddenly my trip down the memory lane was __60__ when I heard the car behind me honk its horn (鸣喇叭)．I saw the school bus quickly pulling away，and started to __61__ it again. However，this time I did so with a fuller heart than ever before. I took that __62__ moment and stored it safely in my soul，where I knew it would remain forever.
One day，we all will leave this school of learning and love，and __63__ get to go home again.__64__ enjoy your day here at school then. Love and learn. But know that one day you will be going home to where the hugs are eternal (永久) and the __65__ never ends.
46．A. clean B．protect C．open D．shut
47．A. it B．that C．one D．another
48．A. school B．hospital C．restaurant D．market
49．A .returned B．turned C．approached D．stopped
50. A. pointed at B．got off C．went through D．broke into
51．A. bus B．man C．end D．house
52．A. looked B．took C．climbed D．showed
53．A. warmer B．older C．closer D．thinner
54．A .blame B．greet C．touch D．save
55．A. head B．foot C．legs D．arms
56．A. watered B．closed C．rested D．cheered
57．A. remembered B．appreciated C．missed D．preferred
58．A. gentle B．pretty C．nervous D．smiling
59．A. wealth B．joy C．value D．learning
60．A. destroyed B．cancelled C．interrupted D．repeated
61．A. fix B．follow C．call D．catch
62．A. quiet B．beautiful C．lost D．embarrassing
63．A. suddenly B．equally C．slowly D．finally
64．A. So B．But C．Though D．If
65．A. expectation B．imagination C．love D．hope
When you say that someone has a good memory, what exactly do you mean? Are you saying that the person has fast recall or that he or she __51__ information quickly? Or maybe you just mean that the person remembers a lot about her or his childhood. The truth is that it is __52__ to say exactly what memory is. Even scientists who have been studying memory for decades say they are still trying to __53__ exactly what it is. We do know that a particular memory is not just one thing stored somewhere in the brain. __54__, a memory is made up of bits and pieces of information stored all over the brain. Perhaps the best way to __55__ memory is to say that it is a process — a process of recording, storing, and getting back information. Practice and repetition can help to __56__ the pieces that make up our memory of that information.
Memory can be __57__ affected by a number of things. __58__ nutrition can affect a person’s capability of storing information. Excessive alcohol use can also weaken memory and cause permanent __59__ to the brain over the long term. A vision or hearing problem may affect a person’s power to notice certain things, thus making it __60__ to register information in the brain.
When people talk about memory, they often __61__ short-term memory and long-term memory. If you want to call a store or an office that you don’t call often, you look in the telephone book for the number. You dial the number, and then you forget it! You use your short-term memory to remember the number. Your short-term memory lasts about 30 seconds, or half a minute. __62__, you don’t need to look in the telephone book for your best friend’s number, because you already know it. This number is in your long-term memory, which __63__ information about things you have learned and experienced through the years.
Why do you forget things sometimes? The major reason for forgetting something is that you did not learn it well enough __64__. For example, if you meet some new people and right away forget their names, it is because you did not __65__ the names at the first few seconds when you heard them.
51. A. collects B. processes C. publishes D. absorbs
52. A. necessary B. important C. difficult D. convenient
53. A. figure out B. take out C. put out D. give out
54. A. After all B. Instead C. By contrast D. Besides
55. A. recall B. refresh C. describe D. decrease
56. A. lose B. organize C. identify D. strengthen
57. A. positively B. negatively C. actively D. directly
58. A. Poor B. Adequate C. Special D. Various
59. A. benefit B. offence C. effect D. damage
60. A. easier B. more impressive C. harder D. more convenient
61. A. refer to B. apply for C. come across D. break down
62. A. Furthermore B. However C. Consequently D. Otherwise
63. A. leaks B. transmits C. checks D. stores
64. A. in the middle B. at the end C. in the beginning D. ahead of time
65. A. restore B. record C. replace D. respond
Life is often like a game of cards—you can't help the hand you're dealt，but you can help the way you play it. It's easy for us to do something without careful thinking，but it's hard for us to take back what we have done.
There was once a 41 who repeated a bit rumor(谣言)about a neighbor. Within a few days the whole community 42 the story. The person it concerned，was deeply 43 and annoyed. Later，the woman responsible for 44 the rumor learned that it was completely 45 . She was very sorry and went to a 46 old man to find out what she could do to 47 the damage.
“Go to the marketplace，”he said，“and 48 a chicken，and have it 49 . Then on your way home，pluck its feathers and drop them 50 along the road.” 51 surprised by this advice，the woman did 52 she was told.
The next day the wise man said，“Now，go and collect all those 53 you dropped yesterday and 54 them back to me.”
The woman 55 the same road，but to her disappointment，the wind 56 all the feathers away. After searching for 57 ，she returned with only three in her hand. “You see，” said the old man，“it's easy to drop them， 58 it's impossible to get them back. So it is with rumor. 59 doesn't take much to spread a rumor，but 60 you do，you can never completely make up for the wrong.”
41. A. boy B. man C. woman D. chicken
42. A. knew B. found C. realized D. recognized
43. A. wounded B. hurt C. injured D. attacked
44. A. collecting B. sparing C. spreading D. sharing
45. A. polite B. untrue C. suitable D. illegal
46. A. wise B. famous C. stupid D. noble
47. A. do B. ruin C. cause D. repair
48. A. provide B. charge C. bargain D. buy
49. A. bought B. dropped C. killed D. flown
50. A. one by one B. all in all C. day by day D. step by step
51. A. As B．Although C. Despite D．Instead
52. A. that B．it C. what D．which
53.A. feathers B．words C. action D．rumors
54. A. bring B．keep C. hold D．break
55.A. copied B．followed C. had D．instructed
56. A. blew B．should blow C. had blown D．blown
57. A. days B．times C. hours D. periods
58. A. but B. so C. and D. thus
59. A. He B. This C. That D. It
60. A. unless B. once C. until D. whether
If life were a book and you were the author, how would you like the story to go? That is the
question that 21 my life forever.
One day I went home from the training of snowboarding with what I thought was the flu, and
less than 24 hours later, I was in a 22 on life support with less than two percent 23 of
living. It wasn’t until days later that the doctors diagnosed me with a 24 blood infection. Over
the 25 of 2.5 months, I lost the hearing in my left ear and both my legs below the knee.
When my parents 26 me out of the hospital, I 27 that I had been put together like a
patchwork （拼缝物）doll and I had to live with 28 legs. I was absolutely physically and
emotionally broken, 29 streaming down.
But I knew in order to move forward, I had to let go of the Old Amy and 30 the New Amy.
It was at this moment that I asked myself that significant 31 . And that is when it 32 my
mind that I didn’t have to be five-foot-five anymore. 33 I could be as tall as I wanted. And
34 of all, I can make my feet the size of all the shoes. So there were 35 here.
Four months later, I was back upon a 36 . And this February, I won two Board World Cup
gold medals, 37 me the highest ranked snowboarder in the world.
So, instead of looking at our 38 and our limitations as something 39 or bad, we can
begin looking at them as a wonderful 40 that can be used to help us go further than we ever
know we could go.
21.A. saved B. risked C. ruined D. changed
22.A. hospital B. club C. field D. stadium
23.A. thought B. degree C. chance D. decision
24.A. mild B. severe C. potential D. slight
25.A. journey B. break C. course D. schedule
26.A. wheeled B. dragged C. pulled D. delivered
27.A. made sure B. felt like C. worked out D. put forward
28.A. muscled B. heavy C. shapely D. false
29.A. blood B. sweat C. tears D. water
30.A. hug B. recognize C. fix D. introduce
31.A. plan B. question C. information D. favor
32.A. struck B. broke C .beat D. broadened
33.A. although B. so C. while D. but
34.A. first B. strangest C. best D. luckiest
35.A. struggles B. benefits C. rewards D. conflicts
36.A. stage B. snowboard C. track D. playground
37.A. allowing B. giving C. calling D. making
38.A. challenges B. achievements C. devotions D. hesitations
39.A. active B. amazing C. negative D. terminal
40.A. ability B. skill C. tool D. gift
When I look back at my decision to be a working mom, I realize that I didn’t think I had any other choice. Hubby and I had been a two-income family 36 the time we were married. It didn’t occur to me that we would be anything else though it’s hardly news that the choice has its 37 .
Hubby traveled a lot when our kids were young, and I often was a weekday single mom. I had an understanding boss，who allowed me to work a(n) 38 schedule for about 12 years. My 32-hour work week provided the chance to 39 in my kids’ kindergarten classrooms.
The woman who cared for the kids in our 40 was truly a gift from God. Nan and I 41 values and parenting styles.
Never underestimate (低估) the value of 42 . When Dad was away, the kids knew the drill. Though sports activities and piano lessons 43 interrupted our schedules, generally we got up, fed and out without much commotion (混乱) and back in, fed and 44 with a little time left over for a game or a favorite TV show. Mom got a few minutes of 45 before crashing herself (睡觉).
Looking back on the past, I realize we could have made other 46 . We could have been vegetable gardeners. Lots of families 47 on one income. But I think we would have lost something just as important as my 48 .
My work at the News Sentinel has been 49 and exciting. I’ve worked with people I never would have met had I been at home. I’ve spent my career 50 sentences and stories and learning and passing along information about our community. My coworkers are my Tennessee family.
My work has been 51 to me in important ways, and I think it has made me a more interesting and satisfied 52 and parent. And our family has learned to 53 the time we do have together.
54 , if I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t change my decision to be a working mom. And I wouldn’t change a single thing about the kids who 55 it.
36. A. from B. before C. at D. by
37. A. benefits B. challenges C. shortcomings D. privileges
38. A. extended B. packed C. reduced D. regulated
39. A. interfere B. volunteer C. study D. compete
40. A. separation B. conflict C. adjustment D. absence
41. A. influenced B. suspected C. shared D. ignored
42. A. routine B. independence C. cooperation D. schedule
43. A. systematically B. effectively C. occasionally D. adequately
44. A. entertained B. bathed C. exercised D. worked
45. A. peace B. excitement C. panic D. silence
46. A. mistakes B. fortunes C. achievements D. choices
47. A. fail B. manage C. squeeze D. part
48. A. income B. children C. passion D. life
49. A. fun B. tiring C. dull D. demanding
50. A. reading B. shaping C. reciting D. digesting
51. A. original B. optional C. meaningful D. stressful
52. A. employer B. breadwinner C. partner D. learner
53. A. kill B. value C. spend D. save
54. A. Therefore B. Meanwhile C. However D. Otherwise
55. A. pushed for B. centered around C. catered to D.lived through
What does peace mean to you? A place without noise, trouble, or hard work? There once was a king who 41 a prize to the artist who would 42 the best picture of peace. Many artists 43 .The king looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really 44 and had to choose between them.
One picture was of a 45 lake. The lake was a perfect mirror, for peaceful towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was a blue sky 46 soft white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of 47 .
The other picture had 48 too. But these were uneven and bare. Above was an angry sky in which 49 played and from which rain fell. 50 the side of the mountain ran a foaming waterfall. This didn’t look 51 at all. But when the king looked carefully, he saw 52 the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the 53 a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the middle of the 54 of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest—perfect peace.
55 picture do you think won the prize?
The King chose the second picture. Do you know 56 ? “Because peace does not 57 being in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.” 58 the King. “Peace means being in the 59 of all those things and still be calm in your 60 .That is the real meaning of peace.”
41. A. held
42. A. sell
44. A. understood
45. A. full
46. A. with
47. A. peace
48. A. lakes
49. A. birds
50. A. On
51. A. attractive
52. A. under
53. A. waterfall
54. A. rush
55. A. why
56. A. why
57. A. enjoy
58. A. decided
59. A. middle
60. A. head
Dropping into hopelessness completely, Jack wandered on the streets, knowing he came to the end of life. In his mid-fifties, Jack had never been 41 , experienced the joy of having children or spent holidays with his family. On this miserable（悲惨的）rainy night, he felt as if there was 42 in the entire world who cared whether he lived or died.
Meanwhile, I was sitting in my room watching the rain 43 my window. When I heard the doorbell ring, I 44 from my chair and raced out. But my mother was already at the door. Opening it, she found herself face-to-face with a very dirty-looking man with tears streaming down his face. My mother, overcome by 45 , invited the man inside, and he sat with my parents in our living room．
46 , I walked secretly downstairs so that I could get a better look. I couldn't understand what they were saying, but the sight of the man, 47 his head in his hands and crying, made my chest ache. I raced back upstairs to my room and 48 my hand into my money jar. Pulling out my only half-dollar coin, I ran back downstairs.
When I reached the door of the living room, I walked right in. The three 49 looked at me in 50 as I quickly made my way over the stranger. I put the half-dollar in his hand and told him that I wanted him to have it. Then I gave him a 51 , turned and ran as fast as I could out of the room and back upstairs. I felt excited but happy.
Downstairs, Jack sat quietly with his head 52 .Tears streamed down his face as he 53 held that coin. Finally looking up at my parents, he said, “It’s just that I thought nobody cared. For the last twenty years, I have been so 54 . That is the first hug I have ever got. It’s hard to believe that somebody 55 .”
Jack's life changed that night. When he left our house, he was 56 to live instead of die. Although we never saw Jack again, we received letters from him 57 , letting us know that he was doing fine.
My life changed that night, too, as I 58 the hug healing (治愈) power of giving, even if it’s only a gift of fifty cents. Before Jack left, my parents asked him why he had knocked on our door. Jack said that 59 he'd walked along the streets that rainy night, 60 and ready to die, he had noticed a sticker on the car. It read: SOMEBODY LOVES YOU.
41．A. employed B. understood C. managed D. married
42．A. anybody B. somebody C. nobody D. everybody
43．A. approach B. beat C. break D. cover
44．A. jumped B. ran C. looked D. settled
45．A. fear B. anxiety C. guilty D. pity
46．A. Curious B. Annoyed C. Excited D. Worried
47．A. shaking B. nodding C. holding D. resting
48．A. adjusted B. reached C. presented D. pushed
49．A. strangers B. neighbors C. visitors D. adults
50．A. anger B. delight C. fun D. surprise
51．A. hug B. smile C. kiss D. handshake
52．A. raised B. bowed C. ignored D. turned
53．A. calmly B. tightly C. impatiently D. privately
54．A. anxious B. lonely C. stressed D. bored
55．A. makes B. figures C. cares D. deserves
56．A. flexible B. likely C. disappointed D. ready
57．A. occasionally B. at once C. hardly D. never
58．A. hid B. informed C. assisted D. saw
59．A. as B. before C. until D. unless
60．A. weak B. ashamed C. helpless D. regretful
Sometimes the people who are noticed the least can do the most to lift us up. On Thanksgiving __27__， I took part in a local running activity. It was barely above freezing that morning so every runner was walking or jumping around trying to stay __28__.
On the side of the road was a(n) __29__ man and as usual, most people pretended not to __30__ him. I went over and talked with him for a few minutes__31__ the race. He told me that he was a veteran (老兵) and had hoped he might be able to do some work to __32__ a few dollars for a Thanksgiving dinner.
It was time for the race so I told him I’d like to talk to him __33__. I thought about this man during most of the __34__. He hadn’t asked me for anything, __35__ I wanted to do something for him. However，I only had a couple of dollars, certainly not __36__ for a Thanksgiving dinner for the man.
After the race I went back and talked to him, which got me several__37__ looks from other runners. During our conversation I offered him the__38__ I had. He didn’t want to accept it but I__39__.Then he said something that I didn’t __40__.He said，“This has been so nice. Thank you. I haven’t really__41__ anybody in a real long time.”
“Wow，” I thought.“This man is __42__ me for just talking to him.” After I said goodbye, I asked other__43 if they had a couple of dollars for a homeless veteran who just__44__ to buy a hot Thanksgiving dinner. I think he ended up getting enough for a good __45__ that night. From him, I learned how to smile through the rough times and I was __46__ not to take for granted the many blessings I have.
27. A. morning B．noon C．afternoon D．evening
28．A. active B．calm C．healthy D．warm
29．A. old B．Ugly C．homeless D．hopeless
30．A. recognize B．See C．find D．observe
31．A. before B．After C．about D．despite
32．A. earn B．Borrow C．spare D．raise
33．A. at last B．as usual C．once again D．for ever
34．A. practice B．conversation C．work D．race
35．A. so B．or C．and D．but
36．A. normal B．enough C．necessary D．suitable
37．A. anxious B．guilty C．strange D．serious
38．A. cash B. opportunity C．gift D. suggestion[
39．A. agreed B．insisted C．hesitated D. regretted
40．A. believe B．admit C．expect D．allow
41．A. worried about B．cared about C．turned to D．talked to
42．A. punishing B．Thanking C．forgiving D．blaming
43．A. organizers B．walkers C．runners D．jumpers
44．A. wanted B．decided C．stopped D remembered
45．A. present B．dinner C．sleep D．rest
46．A. demanded B encouraged C．persuaded D．reminded
The year I went away to college was a very difficult transition(过渡期)for me. 20 is probably true with many people, I got quite homesick and 21 thought about going home.
Although the 22 time for many students is getting 23 from home, my mailbox was frequently 24 . One day when I went to the mailbox, there was a postcard 25 out at me. I sat down to read it, 26 a note from someone back home. 27 I became increasingly puzzled as 28 postcard were like this: It was a full news report about a woman named Mabel and her newborn baby. I took the card back to my room and 29 about it.
Several days later I 30 another postcard, this one 31 news about Maybelline, Mabel’s cousin. Soon after, another card arrived and then another, 32 full of news of different people. I began to 33 look forward to the next one, 34 to see what this author would come up with 35 . I was never 36 .
Finally, the cards 37 coming, right about the time I had begun to feel 38 about college life. They had been such a happy distraction (调剂) that, I have 39 all the postcards and still bring them out to read whenever I need a life.
Accept life as it is. I learned how to do it from my father. 41 _, he did not teach me acceptance when he was strong and healthy, but rather when he was 42 and ill.
My father was 43 _ a strong man who loved being active, but a terrible illness 44 _ all that away. Now he can no longer walk, and he must sit quietly in a chair all day. Even talking is 45 _. One night, I went to visit him with my sisters. We started 46 _ about life, and I told them about one of my 47 _. I said that we must very often give things up 48__ we grow — our youth, our beauty, our friends — but it always 49__ that after we give something up, we gain something new in its place. Then suddenly my father 50__ up. He said, “But, Peter, I gave up 51__! What did I gain?” I thought and thought, but I couldn’t think of anything to say. 52__, he answered his own question: “I 53__ the love of my family,” I looked at my sisters and saw tears in their eyes, along with hope and thankfulness.
I was also 54__ by his words. After that, when I began to feel angry at someone, I 55___ remember his words and become 56__. If he could 57 his great pain with a feeling of love for others, then I should be 58__ to give up my small anger. In this 59_, I learned the power of acceptance from my father.
Sometimes I 60__ what other things I could have learned from him if I had listened more carefully when I was a boy. For now, though, I am ashamed(惭愧的) for this one word.
41．A. However B. Therefore C. Meanwhile D. Afterward
42．A. poor B. slow C. weak D. tired
43．A. already B. once C. still D. only
44．A. sent B. threw C. put D. took
45．A. difficult B. stressful C. hopeless D. impossible
46．A. asking B. talking C. worrying D. caring
47．A. experiences B. decisions C. beliefs D. ambitions
48．A. till B. as C. before D. since
49．A. promises B. suggests C. requires D. seems
50．A. spoke B. opened C. summed D. turned
51．A. anything B. something C. everything D. nothing
52．A. Immediately B. Surprisingly C. Naturally D. Certainly
53．A. accepted B. had C. enjoyed D. gained
54．A. attracted B. warned C. touched D. astonished
55．A. would B. should C. could D. might
56．A. quiet B. relaxed C. calm D. happy
57．A. remove B. share C. replace D. combine
58．A. likely B. free C. ready D. able
59．A. way B. place C. case D. form
60．A. wonder B. doubt C. guess D. know
All of us go through some difficult times as we approach teenage years. It's the age when we have to deal with the most 41 in our life. This transition (过渡) from childhood to adulthood is 42 for some, but rough for others. The most important thing about being a teenager is 43 . When we are teenagers, we would get blamed or even punished for anything wrong we do.
It's all not so 44 about being a teenager though. We don't have to have our 45 take us to somewhere we want to go or we couldn't go before. We can have 46 with friends or even alone, which we couldn’t have because we were too 47 to know what pleasure is! It’s a very enjoyable time of life. During this age, we are old enough to 48 what is good for us, and make decisions without 49 others.
But like the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can continue 50 .” During this period, we are having much 51 for our studies. If we don’t pass, we won't get jobs, and things will take a turn for the 52 . With the present world economy in 53 , we have to do really really well in our 54 for a job. Adults say that their 55 is the hardest part of life. But I think the transition from a kid to an adult is much 56 than being already an adult. What we do in our teenage years will 57 what we become and how we lead our life in the future.
In conclusion, it is quite 58 that parents put much pressure on an already stressed out teenager. If they realized that, living condition for teenagers would be much better. 59 for the teens ourselves we should get to know what is best for us. What’s more, we should understand the right 60 of life we choose at this age can make us happy for the rest of our existence.
41. A. chances B. changes C. feelings D. expectations
42. A. smooth B. practical C. demanding D. necessary
43. A. knowledge B. independence C. confidence D. responsibility
44. A. easy B. strange C. bad D. interesting
45. A. guides B. partners C. parents D. friends
46. A. fun B. trouble C. relation D. business
47. A. proud B. young C. smart D. mature
48. A. predict B. remember C. imagine D. understand
49. A. guiding B. helping C. inviting D. consulting
50. A. occasionally B. briefly C. forever D. naturally
51. A. pressure B. passion C. motivation D. panic
52. A. better B. worse C. fewer D. more
53. A. decline B. hope C. increase D. debt
54. A. contribution B. education C. application D. qualification
55. A. promotion B. work C. experience D. age
56. A. harder B. happier C. easier D. lighter
57. A. reflect B. confirm C. determine D. identify
58. A. vital B. urgent C. common D. unnecessary
59. A. Or B. Otherwise C. But D. Because
60. A. experience B. way C. condition D. power
Whatever misfortune you face, just hold up your head and face it with a smile! I got to know this from a musical soul.
The other day I was feeling quite 41 , having just been laid off from my job. With so many 42 to pay, I was wondering what was going to happen to my family.
I got off the bus when I heard piano music and singing rising above the noise of the 43 . I walked a bit slower, trying to find out where it was coming from. Through the 44 I saw a young lady sitting at a piano with a box next to her.
She was singing songs about love and her sweet voice 45 me a bit. Then I stood there watching her playing, thinking that it must take 46 to perform on her own in front of hundreds of people she didn’t know.
She might have felt my 47 for she occasionally looked in my direction.
By now I was telling myself that I could at least tell her how good she sounded. I walked 48 and put some money in her box and she expressed her thanks with a smile on her face.
I asked her 49 , “Why are you playing the piano in the middle of this crowded place?”
She explained to me that she sees so many 50 people in the world that she is trying to relieve the pain by 51 motivational (激励的) music.
Instead of continuing my way home, I said to her, “I have been going through a 52 time lately, but you’ve made me 53 again.”
“I’m happy that I could be 54 to you,” she replied. “Why are you so sad?”
I told her my story and said, “I’m not so 55 about what to do….”
“You see, here’s the 56 ,” she responded. “When you were walking, your head was down.” She looked me in the eyes and went on, “Don’t look defeated, because 57 comes in different ways and if your head is down you might never see it. You should 58 more … lift your head up.”
I was really 59 by what she said! I did hold my head up and soon got through the difficult time.
So 60 in trouble, just face it bravely and you are sure to overcome your difficulty sooner or later.
41. A. lonely B. relaxed C. frustrated D. breathless
42. A. fare B. bills C. fines D. prices
43. A. listeners B. background C. instrument D. traffic
44. A. trees B. crowd C. buildings D. street
45. A. shocked B. amused C. excited D. comforted
46.A. energy B. courage C. patience D. technique
47. A. presence B. mood C. thought D. appreciation
48. A. aside B. down C. over D. off
49. A. quietly B. eagerly C. seriously D. curiously
50. A. negative B. unhealthy C. positive D. elderly
51. A. sharing B. creating C. enjoying D. teaching
52. A. tense B. wonderful C. crazy D. rough
53. A. enthusiastic B. emotional C. hopeful D. energetic
54. A. helpful B. worthwhile C. useful D. available
55. A. ashamed B. sure C. particular D. anxious
56. A. problem B. situation C. conflict D. condition
57. A. success B. aid C. opportunity D. happiness
58. A. focus B. look C. fight D. smile
59. A. impressed B. moved C. inspired D. satisfied
60. A. however B. whenever C. whoever D. wherever
On one of those perfectly sunny grandma-babysitting days, we set off to play in a nearby park. Kids were 41 the merry-go-round (旋转木马) and the swings. But what 42 my four-year-old grandson was the tennis court.
Two kids were riding their bikes in and out of the lines on the newly finished 43 . Their parents sat on a bench just inside the gated entrance. The kids laughed as they 44 one another.
A sign was clearly posted on the entrance—No 45 Allowed.
Just beginning his reading lessons, my grandson 46 knew the word “No”. He asked me what 47 came next. I told him that the 48 asked people not to ride bikes on the tennis court. He was just four years old, 49 he could clearly see two kids riding their bikes where they shouldn’t be 50 .
We watched for a little while and then he reached up to 51 the gate. I thought that he wanted to watch the kids more clearly. 52 , he walked straight over to the couple and asked if they 53 what the sign said. Oh, what a 54 four-year-old!
The man gave me an unfriendly look and then said 55 that it didn’t matter.
I led my grandson away from the tennis court and told him that sometimes people don’t like 56 rules.
By now, those kids are probably in middle school. What they 57 on that tennis court could be impacting (影响) their lives today. I wonder whether those parents will 58 if their kids think that some rules don’t matter. 59 speed limits when they drive, or cheating on a test? Sometimes it’s the 60 things that matter the most.
41．A．enjoying B．choosing C．drawing D．passing
42．A．surprised B．moved C．attracted D．worried
43．A．road B．stage C．playground D．court
44．A．helped B．faced C．greeted D．raced
45．A．Tourists B．Photos C．Children D．Bicycles
46．A．never B．already C．seldom D．sometimes
47．A．games B．lessons C．words D．toys
48．A．family B．sign C．manager D．notice
49．A．but B．because C．since D．so
50．A．repaired B．offered C．refused D．allowed
51．A．close B．touch C．open D．paint
52．A．Once B．Instead C．Again D．Besides
53．A．knew B．heard C．minded D．doubted
54．A．simple B．proud C．brave D．busy
55．A．coldly B．happily C．softly D．kindly
56．A．making B．changing C．following D．breaking
57．A．lost B．saved C．learned D．found
58．A．care B．smile C．argue D．remember
59．A．Because of B．How about C．Just for D．According to
60．A．free B．hard C．little D．real
All you will leave behind for the world to remember is your legacy（遗产）, but what legacy will you leave?
I had a philosophy（哲学）professor, whose untidy appearance was highlighted（突出）by a 41 sport coat and poor-fitting thick glasses, which often 42 on the tip of his nose. Every now and then, as most philosophy professors do, he would go off on one of those hard-to-understand “what’s the meaning of 43 ” discussions. Many of those discussions went 44 , but there were a few that really hit home（切中要害）. This was one of them.
“ 45 to the following questions by a 46 of hands,” my professor instructed.
“How many of you can tell me something about your parents?” Everyone’s hand 47 .
“How many of you can tell me something about your grandparents?” About three-fourths put up their hands.
“How many of you can tell me something about your 48 ?” Two out of sixty students raised their hands.
“Look around the room,” he said, “In just two short generations 49 any of us even know 50 our own great-grandparents were. Oh sure, maybe we have an old photograph in a musty（发霉的）cigar box. 51 maybe we know the classic family 52 about how one of them walked five miles to school barefoot. But how many of us 53 know who they were, what they thought, what they took pride in, what they were afraid of, or what they dreamed about? Think about that. Within three generations our ancestors are all but forgotten. Will this 54 to you?”
“Here’s a better question. Look 55 three generations. You are long 56 . Instead of you sitting in this room, now it’s your great-grandchildren. What will they have to say 57 you? Will they know about you? Or will you be 58 , too?”
“Is your life going to be a 59 or an example? What legacy will you leave? The 60 is yours. Class dismissed.”
Nobody rose from their seats for five minutes.
41. A. well-designed B. well-worn C. well-ironed D. well-cut
42. A. ran B. stood C. rested D. walked
43. A. life B. family C. work D. study
44. A. somewhere B. anywhere C. everywhere D. nowhere
45. A. Answer B. Respond C. Contribute D. Relate
46. A. show B. clap C. touch D. rub
47. A. went down B. went up C. went around D. went forward
48. A. great-grandchildren B. legacy C. great-grandparents D. family-tree
49. A. almost B. nearly C. no D. hardly
50. A. how B. where C. which D. who
51. A. Or B. And C. But D. So
52. A. history B. story C. tree D. song
53. A. simply B. roughly C. generally D. really
54. A. happen B. belong C. refer D. pass
55. A. back B. ahead C. for D. around
56. A. ready B. alive C. gone D. left
57. A. to B. for C. behind D. about
58. A. forgotten B. remembered C. respected D. scolded
59. A. learning B. meaning C. warning D. turning
60. A. way B. reason C. explanation D. choice
While I was waiting in line at a coffee shop earlier, a woman drove alongside the queue in a mobility scooter (踏板车). There was only a 41 space between the line of people and the tables, which she 42 to drive along. She drove over my foot and didn’t 43 saying nothing at all.
I got annoyed and expected she would have_44__, but then I just decided to _45_ it and got down to selecting which pastry (点心) to go with my coffee. The lady and I ended up sitting at adjacent (邻近的) tables. She was on the end of a row so that she could park her ___46 . After about half an hour, when she had _47__ her coffee, she got up and back onto her scooter. It __48_ start. She tried to turn the key several times 49 she telephoned the place she purchased it from.
An engineer __50_ within 5 minutes. The place must have been local. I couldn’t ___51 overhearing their conversation, and it turned out she had just _52 the scooter that morning. This was her very first outing in it. She felt really 53 about driving it. 54___ , she wasn’t used to its speed, nor its ___55 , and this combination made it quite 56___ to drive it through narrow gaps.
Suddenly, I felt 57 for the lady. It really didn’t 58 me at all that she’d driven over my foot. I had made an assumption, _59___, that a person doing that should apologize.
Next time you’re about to___60__ someone, pause for a second and remind yourself that people have judged you without knowing what was going on in your mind or your life.
41. A. private B. vast C. public D. narrow
42. A. attempted B. promised C. declined D. guaranteed
43. A. call back B. give up C. look back D. cheer up
44. A. ignored B. apologized C. explained D. forgiven
45. A. dismissed B. made C. deserved D. inspected
46. A. truck B. bike C. car D. scooter
47. A. poured B. finished C. ordered D. purchased
48. A. needn’t B. shouldn’t C. wouldn’t D. mustn’t
49. A. so B. until C. unless D. before
50. A. broke in B. turned up C. ran away D. settled down
51. A. tolerate B. allow C. resist D. postpone
52. A. collected B. stolen C. fixed D. abandoned
53. A. concerned B. excited C. confident D. nervous
54. A. Doubtfully B. Certainly C. Fortunately D. Surprisingly
55. A. width B. length C. weight D. height
56. A. cool B. convenient C. stressful D. desperate
57. A. pleasure B. regret C. appreciation D. sympathy
58. A. strike B. bother C. satisfy D. motivate
59. A. otherwise B. therefore C. however D. besides
60. A. judge B. hug C. persuade D. tease