Every day，I drive home along Colorado Blvd，a wide street with four lanes on each side of the median （中央分隔带护栏）．I always notice a homeless man standing on the corner of Colorado Blvd，（16） for spare change with a sign in his hand．
Last Monday，when I was （17） him，he suddenly threw down his sign and rushed into the middle of the street．At this time I （18） a car moving across the 3lanes of traffic and heading for the median．The（19） man ran to the side of the car and attempted to push the car back in the right （20） ．He also knocked on the window of the vehicle，but all （21） Immediately，he ran across the small median into four lanes of oncoming traffic，（22） madly for the cars to stop．Thankfully，all speeding cars （23） to stop just in time to（24） hitting him．The car which was out of（25） came moving across the median and the four lanes of traffic，where just seconds ago cars had been traveling with （26） speeds．
The homeless man jumped back in front of the （27） to attempt slowing it down again．By this time，we were able to （28） and help the man stop the car （29） it ran into a supermarket on the other side of the road．As it （30） out，the woman driver had a heart attack while driving and became （31） in the front seat．
The homeless man is indeed a hero．He spends every day getting （32） by people who are trying not to make（33） contact with him so that they don't feel bad not giving him money．Yet he didn't even hesitate to risk his life to save this lady and other drivers who would have（34） into her．He didn't think of his safety，nor did he expect anything in return．Heroes do exist in the most （35） places．
Most people in school liked Gloria．So when she got sick，some boys （11） to visit her．But none of them wanted to（12） any money on a gift to bring along．
Then Willie said，"We can （13） some flowers from a（14） ．
Gloria will not know（15） they come from，and the dead man will not （16） them．
Everybody was afraid，（17） Willie．So he went alone and（18） some beautiful flowers．Then they went to Gloria's （19） ，and the boys acted as if the flowers were from all of them，but （20） did not mind．．
After their visit，Willie （21） the other boys，"It's a good thing that I was not afraid．Gloria （22） the flowers．"
The other boys laughed．Gloria would not have liked the （23） if she had known they had come from a grave （墓地）．
That night，Willie was reading a book （24） his mother came into his room．"Willie，did you and other boys buy some flowers today（25） Gloria？"she asked．"There's a man （26） asking for you，"she added．"He says that you didn't （27） the flowers．"
"What does he look （28） ？"Willie asked．
"That's hard to say，"Willie's mother answered．"He is all（29） with mud．"
"Willie，all of a sudden，turned（30） ．
In the week before Christmas, one Delta airlines pilot gave a sad Arizona family a gift that no one else could.
Father of three, Jay short died after a ___41_with lung cancer Dec, 16th. Three days later, his family was attempting to _42___to Tennessee for the funeral scheduled for the next morning. But a 90-munite _43__at the Phoenix airport __44__them only seven minutes to make their connecting flight in Minnesota. “This was our __45__chance to say goodbye to my dad, and if we hadn’t __46___the flight, we would have missed the ____47__.” Jay’s daughter said. But when they arrived at the gate, the last plane of the day to Memphis was __48__away from the gate.
“My son was ___49___his arms and pleading with the pilot through the floor-to ceiling windows.” said Marcia, “I was ___50__ and comforting my girls who were also in tears when the phone rang, ___51___us that the pilot was returning to the gate to let us ___52__the plane.” Captain Adam Cohen saw the _53____on their faces through the gate’s windows and decided to turn the plane around. Airline experts pointed out Cohen could have __54___gotten into trouble for the ___55__decision, but Delta ___56_the move instead. “This is __57____we’ll take with us, knowing we made a ____58____.” confirmed Adam.
This story is an __59___that we can bring humanity back to society. Show care and it may ___60___you how far that you go.
41.A. competition B. symptom C. connection D. battle
42. A ride B run C fly D. drive
43.A. wait B. delay C. interval D. sleep
44.A. spared B. offered C. brought D. left
45.A. last B. slight C. rare D. proper
46.A. followed B. caught C. booked D. confirmed
47.A. doctor B. meeting C. polite D. funeral
48. A. keeping B. bringing C. pulling D. taking
49.A. raising B. waving C folding D. crossing
50.A. struggling B. shouting C. crying D. praying
51.A. advising B. informing C. warning D. instructing
52.A. land B. guide C. change D. board
53.A. appreciation B. satisfaction C. desperation D. caution
54.A. easily B. merely C. optionally D. deliberately
55. A. careless B. unusual C. selfless D. unwise
56.A. resisted B. opposed C. praised D. sponsored
57.A. nothing B. something C. anything D. everything
58.A. difference B. change C. promise D. deal
59.A. activity B. event C. incident D. evidence
60. A. surprise B. panic C. disappoint D. Embarrass
A controversial call was given towards the end of the baseball game. At full speed Paul Harvey slid home（本垒）and, thinking he had just ___21___ a game-changing run, he stood up only to face the words, “You’re ___22___!”Angry, he threw off his helmet and ran over to explain to the ___23___ why the call was wrong. Before his ___24___ really got out of control, someone pulled him away, and he walked to the bench---___25___.
Long after the coaches, players, and fans had gone home, he realized the impact of his ___26___. Like most of us do when we are faced with the __27___ of our actions, he could have just let it go, reasoning, “Everybody ___28___ it.”
However, in the silence of his heart, he knew that just ___29___ everyone else does it, that doesn’t make it all right. And so, long after his friends had gone home, he ___30___ that coach back up to the school—not to ___31___ his car. No, the boy tracked this man down so he could tell him face to face, “I’m sorry, Sir. It was all my___32___.” It takes true courage to stand up to face the ___33__ we all make and say, “I was wrong. I’m sorry.” What makes this ___34___ unique is that it wasn’t meant for the world to ___35___, it was meant simply as a way to stay ___36___ to his own heart.
The truth is at one time or another we have all been this boy --- ___37___ out in anger, saying hurtful things, and feeling ___38___ for doing so. But the real test comes later when we are ___39__ with the choice to say “sorry” or to walk away thinking, “Ah, they’ll get over it.”
Maybe the “they” is a customer, a friend, or a child. Whoever it is, don’t pass up the opportunity to get right with your own heart. The time for apology is now! Courage is a ___40___ of the heart.
22. A. down
29. A. until
35. A. praise
The archctype(典范）of the Hollywood leading man is taller and handsome. But that norm(标准）hasn’t prevented 21-year-old Josh Hutcherson from 21 his ambition to become a Hollywood heartthrob(万人迷）.
Hutcherson stands only 1.65 meters tall. On April 13, Hutcherson 22 the best Male Performance Award at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angles for his portrayal (饰演) Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games :Catching Fire.
“This is so wonderful. I know everybody said it, but I grew up watching these awards. How I wish I could win the awards and now I’ m here，and it’s like the 23 thing in the world"，said Hutcherson during his acceptance 24 .
Hutcherson dreamed of becoming a movie star from the age of 4. At that time, he expressed his __25 in acting 26 he was teased by other kids at school.
“I didn’t understand, because I just loved doing it and I didn’t know what was wrong with it. It was 27 to me,” he recalled to Movies Online.
28 , Hutcherson finally persuaded his parents to 29 him.
At 12, Hutcherson got his first lead 30 in a movie, Little Manhattan, which earned the young actor 31 . “Mr. Hutcherson emerges (暂露头角）as a child actor worth watching，” The New York Times commented then.
In the years that followed, his passion for acting 32 . After he played his breakthrough leading role in Bridge to Terabithia, he became a(n) 33 , brave boy, he told MoviesOnline.
Hutcherson was a huge 34 of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy(三部曲），so he was excited to hear that film 35 of the books were on the 36 . He had once read all the three books in only five days.
Hutcherson 37 getting the part in The Hunger Games. He said he was able to attract 38 as Peeta because he connected so 39 to the character.
“Peeta is all about staying 40 yourself. He goes into the Games and does everything he can to maintain what he believes in,” Hutcherson told Parade magazine.
21. A. discovering B. treating C. achieving D. reducing
22. A. won B. instructed C. passed D. spared
23. A. kindest B. coolest C. hardest D. simplest
24. A. training B. journey C. speech D. schedule
25. A. respect B. sympathy C. interest D. pity
26. A. since B. if C. until D. but
27. A. similar B. important C. complex D. hurtful
28. A. Confused B. Determined C. Astonished D. Embarrassed
29. A. reward B. defend C. affect D. support
30. A. role B. pace C. mark D. level
31. A. freedom B. praise C. power D. competition
32. A. grew B. combined C. bothered D. benefited
33. A. energetic B. strict C. confident D. intelligent
34. A. talent B. fan C. character D. director
35. A. expenses B. manners C. industries D. adaptations
36. A. spot B. way C. guard D. rise
37. A. attached to B. called for C. ended up D. put off
38. A. reporters B. children C. judges D. audience
39. A. variously B. toughly C. strongly D. regularly
40. A. independent of B. careful of C. patient with D. true to
In a world where comparisons happen non-stop, it is difficult to look outside yourself and to ever be 41 with who you are. There's always someone who's a bit 42 . The only solution is to reach 43 and measure against what Warren Buffett calls your own inner yardstick. There is no more 44 measure for comparison than who you were yesterday, last week or last decade, when you were at your 45 .
Nothing useful ever comes from comparison to others. 46 you see yourself as better than someone and you get 47 , or you see someone else as better than you and you feel like all your hard work is for 48 . It is a fool's game. Not one of us is 49 alike. The only direct and honest comparison is 50 yourself. Everything else is apples to oranges.
My opinion is that you are only 51 to compare yourself to someone else if their life 52 is the same as your own. Good luck finding that match. And one thing is for sure. No matter how hard you work and how 53 you are, there will always be someone who can run a little faster, jump a little higher, score a little better or look a little nicer in a swimsuit. And if there's not, you can 54 someone is coming up fast behind you. So how can you always win in life? Become your best 55 .
Having an image of your most recent past limits is the perfect thing to 56 you to the next level. If you ran 7 flights of stairs yesterday, then do 8 today. Who 57 if the guy next to you did 15? It doesn't make a bit of 58 . You are a more fit person today than you were yesterday. Your own 59 is all you need.
If you 60 to a slightly higher standard of yourself every day, you will always be at the top of your game.
41. A. patient B. strict C. content D. concerned
42. A. stronger B. wiser C. lazier D. better
43. A. out B. up C. inside D. outside
44. A. accurate B. careful C. useful D. powerful
45. A. end B. best C. side D. convenience
46. A. Whether B. If C. Once D. Either
47. A. lazy B. inspired C. busy D. satisfied
48. A. fun B. nothing C. sure D. success
49. A. really B. fully C. exactly D. actually
50. A. to B. by C. for D. within
51. A. allowed B. suggested C. instructed D. directed
52. A. Position B. situation C. occasion D. accommodation
53. A. diligent B. dedicated C. optimistic D. addicted
54. A. declare B. conclude C. announce D. bet
55. A. assistant B. coach C. competitor D. teacher
56. A. lead B. push C. expose D. cause
57. A. wonders B. says C. cares D. asks
58. A. difference B. sense C. change D. effort
59. A. benefit B. result C. habit D. progress
60. A. commit B. devote C. tend D. contribute【答案】
During the time of the Second World War, a woman from New York was one of the many who had a son in the army in __41__. The son __42__ home once a week. His mother was always __43__ to receive his letters, so when the letters __44__ stopped coming, she became worried. She soon __45__ from the Home Office that her son was __46__ by the Japanese. And he was now in__47__. A few weeks later, the mother was __ 48__ happy to get a letter from her son. He wrote that he was in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, __49__ he was treated well and was in __50__ health. At the end of the letter, he __51__, “PS. Steam off the stamp and give it to my little brother for his __52__.” As the boy was her only son, the mother was __53__, but she still followed his son’s __54__ and did what his son told her to. There, under the stamp on the envelope __55__ a message, __56__, “help, we’re __57__ to death.”
The truth is that in the prison there was a Japanese officer who examined the prisoners’ __58__ letters with the power to __59__ anything offensive to the Japanese administration(管理). That’s __60__ this boy used a smart way to send his mother a letter telling her what it was like inside the prison.
41. A. America B. Asia C. Europe D. Africa
42. A. visited B. stayed C. wrote D. called
43. A. pleased B. confused C. upset D. terrified
44. A. quickly B. suddenly C. finally D. quietly
45. A. studied B. received C. learned D. accepted
46. A. sent B. chosen C. heard D. caught
47. A. prison B. army C. service D. war
48. A. strangely B. extremely C. surprisingly D. increasingly
49. A. or B. for C. so D. but
50. A. poor B. bad C. fine D. terrible
51. A. wrote B. added C. explained D. hoped
52. A. fun B. pleasure C. interest D. collection
53. A. careful B. concerned C. curious D. considerate
54. A. instruction B. information C. attention D. request
55. A. had B. fixed C. wrote D. was
56. A. writing B. written C. reading D. read
57. A. trying B. starving C. beating D. struggling
58. A. secret B. regular C. private D. ordinary
59. A. remove B. require C. rewrite D. re-organize
60. A. how B. why C. where D. when
Nowadays, when something is no longer used, we get rid of it and purchase a new one. The 41 is that countries around the world have growing mountains of 42 because people are throwing out more rubbish than ever before.
How did we 43 a throwaway society? First of all, it is now easier to 44 an object than to spend time and money repairing is 45 modern manufacturing（制造业）and technology, companies are able to produce products quickly and Inexpensively. Produce are plentiful and 46 .
Another cause is our 47 of disposable（一次性的）products. As 48 people, we are always looking for 49 to save time and make our lives easier. Companies 50 thousands of different kinds of disposable products, paper plates, plastic cups, and cameras,to name a few.
Our appetite for new products also 51 to the problem. We are 52 buying new things. Advertisements persuade us that 53 is better and that we will be happier with the latest products, The result is that we 54 useful possessions to make room for new ones.
All around the world, we can see the 55 of this throwaway lifestyle. Mountains of subbish just keep getting bigger. To 56 the amount of rubbish and to protect the 57 .more governments are requiring people to recycle materials. 58 .this is not enough to solve（解决）our problem.
Maybe there is another way out. We need to repair our possessions 59 throwing them away. We also need to rethink our attitudes about 60 .Repairing our possessions and changing our spending habits may be the best way to reduce the amount of rubbish and take care of our environment.
41.A.key B.reason C.problem D.project
42.A.gifts B.products C.debt D.rubbish
43A.become B.face C.observe D.change
44.A.hide B.replace C.control D.take
45.A.Thanks to B.As to C.Except for D.Regardless of
46.A.safe B.funny C.cheap D.powerful
47.A.love B.lack C.prevention D.division
48.A.sensitive B.kind C.brave D.busy
49.A.ways B.places C.jobs D.friends
50.A.donate B.receive C.produce D.contributes
51.Adapts B.returns C.responds D.contributes
52.A.tired of B.addicted to C.worried about D.ashamed for
53.A.never B.stronger C.higher D.larger
54.A.pick up B.pay for C.hold onto D.throw away
55.A.advantages B.purposes C.functions D.consequences
56.A.show B.record C.reduce D.measure
57.A.technology B.environment C.consurmers D.brands
58.A.However B.Otherwise C.Thus D.Meanwhile
59.A.by B.in honor of C.after D.instead of
60.A.spending B.collecting C.repairing D.advertising
Teaching anyone to think of others before themselves is. I believe, a life-long effort. For me right now, it might mean not buying that extra shirt or a cup of coffee and 41 saving the money to help someone 42 . For my kids, it might mean sharing 43 , happily taking turns in the playground. I like to 44 thinking of others and finding a way to help them as “kindness”.
On this particular day, instead of 45 a lot of money on a lunch out in the restaurant, we bought some 46 little toys to give to strangers. I asked the boys 47 they would like to give these toys to other children. At first they were disappointed because they wanted to 48 them. This wasn’t surprising---I knew that if my mom bought a whole lot of great shirts which I thought were for me, and then said she wanted to give them away, I might at first be a bit 49 , too. So we 50 them and my oldest child 51 we keep one and give the others away to make others happy. We 52 this was a good idea and then they started to get excited about the 53 of giving them away, asking me who they could give them to and how.
We 54 some slips of paper, punched（开洞）a hole, 55 them to the little dolls, and then headed out for the local mall.
The boys were very excited to be on their way to 56 the toys, and I admitted I was a bit 57 . What would the parents think as we gave their child a toy? Would they be 58 , or not like the gift? But I took some deep 59 and realized that if we are doing something out of love, we can only give with open 60 and accept whatever is to come.
41．A．extremely B．thus C．just D．instead
42．A．in particular B．in ruins C．in need D．in return
43．A．secrets B．toys C．gifts D．decorations
44．A．deserve B．describe C．discuss D．learn
45．A．spending B．taking C．paying D．costing
46．A．grateful B．naughty C．cute D．straight
47．A．why B．if C．how D．that
48．A．adopt B．settle C．purchase D．keep
49．A．disappointed B．delighted C．inspired D．shocked
50．A．designed B．counted C．persuaded D．suffered
51．A．told B．asked C．informed D．suggested
52．A．concerned B．preferred C．decided D．agreed
53．A．adventure B．experience C．prospect D．agreement
54．A．cut out B．cut across C．cut up D．cut down
55．A．tied B．marked C．hung D．passed
56．A．bring B．deliver C．replace D．rescue
57．A．nervous B．doubtful C．sorrowful D．excited
58．A．worried B．interested C．offended D．amused
59．A．measures B．turns C．steps D．breaths
60．A．hugs B．minds C．hearts D．hands
Body language is the quiet, secret and most powerful language of all! It speaks 36 than words. According to specialists, our bodies send out more __37 than we realize. In fact, non-verbal communication(非目语交际)takes up about 50% of what we really 38 , And body language is particularly 39 when we attempt to communicate across cultures (文化). What is called body language is so 40 apart of us that it's actually often unnoticed. And misunderstandings occur as a result of it. 41 , different societies treat the 42__ between people differently. Northern Europeans usually do not like having 43 contact(接触)even with friends, certainly not with 44 . People from Latin American countries 45__, touch each other quite a lot. Therefore, it's possible that in 46 , it may look like a Latino(拉丁美洲人)is 47 a Norwegian (挪威人)all over the room. The Latino, trying to express friendship, will keep moving
48 . The Norwegian, very probably seeing this as pushiness, will keep 49 - which the Latino will in return regard as 50 . Clearly, a great deal is going on when people 51__. And only a part of it is in the words themselves. And when parties are from 52 cultures,
there's a strong possibility of 53 . But whatever the situation, the best 54 is to obey the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be 55 .
36. A. straighter B. louder C. harder D. further
37. A. sands B. invitations C. feelings D. messages
38. A. hope B. receive C. discover D. mean
39. A. immediate B. misleading C. important D. difficult
40. A. well B. far C. much D. long
41. A. For example B. Thus C. However D. In short
42. A. trade B. distance C. connections D. greetings
43. A. eye B. verbal C. bodily D. telephone
44. A. strangers B. Relatives C. neighbours D. Enemies
45. A. in other words B. on the other hand C. in a similar way D. by all means
46. A. trouble B. conversation C. silence D. experiment
47. A. disturbing B. helping C. guiding D. following
48. A. closer B. faster C. in D. away
49. A. stepping forward B. going on C. backing away D. coming out
50. A. weakness B. carelessness C. friendliness D. coldness
51. A. talk B. travel C. laugh D. think
52. A. different B. European C. Latino D. rich
53. A. curiosity B. excitement C. misunderstanding D. nervousness
54. A. chance B. time C. result D. advice
55. A. noticed B. treated C. respected D. pleased
Everybody loves to hate invasive species. The international list of invasive species—defined as those that were introduced by humans to new places, and then __41__ — runs to over 4,000. In Australia and New Zealand hot war is fought against introduced creatures like cane toads (蔗蟾蜍) and rats.
Some things that are uncontroversial (无争议的) are nonetheless foolish. With a few important exceptions, campaigns to __42__ invasive species are merely a waste of money and effort — for reasons that are partly practical and partly philosophical.
Start with the practical arguments. Most invasive species are neither terribly successful nor very__43__. Britons think themselves surrounded by foreign plants. __44__, Britain’s invasive plants are not widespread, not spreading especially quickly, and often less of a(n) __45__ than vigorous native plants. The arrival of new species almost always __46__ biological diversity (多样性) in a region; in many cases, a flood of newcomers drives no native species to extinction. One reason is that invaders tend to colonise __47__ habitats like polluted lakes and post-industrial wasteland, where little else lives. They are nature’s opportunists.
The philosophical reason for starting war on the invaders is also __48__. Elimination campaigns tend to be __49__ by the belief that it is possible to restore balance to nature — to return woods and lakes to the state before human __50__. That is misguided. Nature is an everlasting mess, with species constantly emerging, withdrawing and hybridizing (杂交). Humans have only quickened these processes. Going back to ancient habitats is becoming __51__ in any case, because of man-made climate change. Taking on the invaders is a(n) __52__ gesture, not a means to an achievable end.
A reasonable attitude to invaders need not imply passivity. A few foreign species are truly __53__ and should be fought: the Nile perch – a fish, has helped drive many species of fish to extinction in Lake Victoria. It makes sense to __54__ pathogens (病菌), especially those that destroy whole native tree species, and to stop known agricultural pests from gaining a foothold. Fencing off wildlife reserves to create open-air ecological museums is fine, too. And it is a good idea for European gardeners to destroy Japanese plants, just as they give no apace to native harmful grasses like bindweed and ground elder. You can garden in a garden. You cannot garden __55__. That is universally accepted.
41. A. multiplied B. shrunk C. disappeared D. harvested
42. A. conserve B. eliminate C. investigate D. prioritize
43. A. healthy B. intentional C. harmful D. profitable
44. A. As a result B. For example C. By contrast D. In fact
45. A. attraction B. dominance C. annoyance D. substitute
46. A. increases B. destroys C. reveals D. targets
47. A. oppressed B. disturbed C. cultivated D. preserved
48. A. acceptable B. needless C. mistaken D. convincing
49. A. fuel(l)ed B. organized C. interrupted D. greeted
50. A. civilization B. interference C. interaction D. maintenance
51. A. tolerable B. impossible C. beneficial D. critical
52. A. reluctant B. disorderly C. invalid D. unbalanced
53. A. damaging B. flexible C. doubtful D. outstanding
54. A. pick up B. take in C. keep out D. turn down
55. A. agriculture B. vegetation C. atmosphere D. nature
In our modem world, when something wears out, we throw it away and buy a new one. The 21 is that countries around the world have growing mountains of 22 because people are throwing out more rubbish than ever before.
How did we 23 a throwaway society? First of all, it is now easier to 24 an object to spend time and money to repair it 25 modem manufacturing （制造业）and technology, companies are able to produce products quickly and inexpensively. Products are plentiful and 26 .
Another cause is out 27 of disposable （一次性的）products. As 28 people, we are always looking for 29 to save time and make our lives easier. Companies 30 thousands of different kinds of disposable products paper plates, plastic cups, and cameras, to name a few.
Our appetite for new products also 31 to the problem. We are 32 buying new things. Advertisements persuade us that 33 is better and that we will be happier with the latest products. The result is that we 34 useful possessions to make room for new ones.
All around the world, we can see the 33 of this throwaway lifestyle. Mountains of rubbish just keep getting bigger. To 36 the amount of rubbish and to protect the 37 , more governments are requiring people to recycle materials. 38 , this is not enough to solve （解决）our problem.
Maybe there is another way out. We need to repair our possessions 39 throwing them away. We also need to rethink out attitudes about 40 . Repairing our possessions and changing our spending habits may be the best way to reduce the amount of rubbish and take care of our environment.
21．A．key B．reason C．project D．problem
22．A．gifts B．rubbish C．debt D．products
23．A．face B．become C．observe D．change
24．A．hide B．control C．replace D．withdraw
25．A．Thanks to B．As to C．Except for D．Regardless of
26．A．safe B．funny C．cheap D．powerful
27．A．love B．lack C．prevention D．division
28．A．sensitive B．kind C．brave D．busy
29．A．ways B．places C．jobs D．friends
30．A．donate B．receive C．produce D．preserve
31．A．adapts B．returns C．responds D．contributes
32．A．tired of B．addicted to C．worried about D．ashamed for
33．A．newer B．stronger C．higher D．larger
34．A．pick up B．pay for C．hold onto D．throw away
35．A．advantages B．purposes C．functions D．consequences
36．A．show B．record C．decrease D．measure
37．A．technology B．environment C．consumers D．brands
38．A．However B．Otherwise C．Therefore D．Meanwhile
39．A．by B．in favor of C．after D．instead of
40．A．spending B．collecting C．repairing D．advertising
There are two books I like to read with my students that I would recommend that all teachers and parents use with their children. Both books have 46 and, in my opinion, a similar message. They are 47 for ages seven to thirteen, though as a(n) 48 , I love them, too. The first one is The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes, which is about a poor girl who moves to a new 49 and tells the other students that even though she wears rags, she has one hundred 50 dresses in her closet. The students know she is 51 , and they pick on her and call her names often. In the 52 , the girl moves away, and the children in the class find out that she did have one hundred beautiful dresses—but they were just 53 the girl had done of the dresses she envisioned (想象) in her 54 . I love discussing this book with kids because it covers many levels: 55 children who are different, explaining why someone might be 56 , the emotions of a student, not making quick judgments about others. It deals with several 57 and really helps students see the point of view of others.
Another book that 58 with compassion (同情) is The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis. It is about an elderly lady who 59 one hundred pennies in a box, one penny for each 60 of her life. Throughout the book she tells her grandson, Michael, the meaning of each penny and stories that go 61 with it. Anyone who has an elderly grandmother can understand this story, 62 it is also good for kids who don’t have a close 63 with an elderly person. It helps to show them that even though someone might be old, he or she 64
lived with energy and spirit, just like a kid. It also shows them that each elderly person has a wealth of experiences, heartache, love, wisdom, and memories, and that out of admiration for the long 65 the person has led, each elderly person should be cherished and respected.
46. A. pages B. titles C. writers D. pictures
47. A. popular B. famous C. appropriate D. extraordinary
48. A. adult B. student C. grandmother D. girl
49. A. town B. city C. school D. village
50. A. beautiful B. expensive C. long D. old
51. A. joking B. worrying C. informing D. lying
52. A. way B. end C. time D. moment
53. A. drawings B. clothing C. pieces D. sculptures
54. A. book B. composition C. mind D. novel
55. A. disagreeing B. refusing C. agreeing D. accepting
56. A. dishonest B. honest C. enthusiastic D. optimistic
57. A. branches B. topics C. systems D. warnings
58. A. goes B. plays C. exists D. deals
59. A. sells B. donates C. keeps D. makes
60. A. day B. week C. month D. year
61. A. for B. along C. away D. off
62. A. though B. so C. because D. but
63. A. relationship B. friend C. watch D. eye
64. A. actually B. once C. forever D. indeed
65. A. story B. way C. life D. tale
Any idea from experts on TV usually affects me much.One day,a sociologist proposed that the consumer society has been 36 modern humans little by title. For fear that I would become a(n) 37 of the consumer society, I 38 hurried to a bicycle shop in my neighborhood.As the shopkeeper, Mr. Johnson was selling me the 39 , he said, “This is the best thing you could have done. Life has become hopelessly 40 . A bicycle is simple, and it brings to you 41 things: fresh air, sunshine and exercise.” I agreed. 42 as a child, I got on the bicycle and headed out onto the streets. After some time, I 43 at the other end of the town. I was this that this simple vehicle could let me 44 long distances in a fairly short time. But how 45 did I really go?
Since I hated to be 46 , I went back to Mr. Johnson and asked him to 47 an odometer (里程表) on my bicycle. He agreed, but 48 , “An odometer without a speedometer (速度计) is like a 49 without a knife.” I admitted he was right and in a few minutes, the two devices were 50 to the handlebars of my bicycle. “What about a horn?” he then asked. “Look, this horn is no larger than a matchbox and has many functions ” 51 . by these functions, I bought the horn.
“You can’t leave the back part 52 ,” noted Mr. Johnson. He fixed a metal box with buttons 53 the seat, and said, “Is there anything better than this oven when you feel 54 on your way? I can give you a special discount.” I was not strong enough to 55 the offer.
“I congratulate you once more; this is the best thing you could have done,” said Mr. Johnson in the end.
36.A.damaging B.destroying C.scaring D.consuming
37.A.steward B.part C.victim D.abuser
38.A,immediately B.eventually C.reluctantly D.gradually
39.A.knife B.bicycle C.speedometer D.TV set
40.A.conscientious B.stressful C.complicated D.tough
41.A.unique B.mysterious C.complex D.natural
42.A.Happy B.Naughty C.Conventional D.Offensive
43.A.took up B.set up C.ended up D.came up
44.A.march B.keep C.measure D.cover
45.A.long B.far C.often D.soon
46.A.inaccurate B.impractical C.unprepared D.unconscious
47. A.fix B.check C.repair D.lay
48.A.swore B.added C.replied D.concluded
49.A.spoon B.fork C.handle D.cutter
50.A.distributed B．loaded C.applied D.attached
51.A.convinced B．attracted C.clarified D.attacked
52.A.bare B．blank C.loose D.alone
53.A．beside B．before C．below D．behind
54.A．sick B．hot C．hungry D．thirsty
55.A．consider B．withdraw C．make D．resist
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
This autumn was the wettest since records began in the UK. Floods 16 large parts of the country. In Australia floods have covered an area the 17 of the whole of Britain. How does it happen？Cars, factories and power stations 18 carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air. This gas 19 the air and causes the polar ice to melt (融化). Sea level across the world 20 . What are we going to do about it？In 1990, 21 of all the big nations met in Japan and agreed to reduce the 22 of CO2 they put into the air. Ten years later, in November 2000, the leaders 23 again in Holland to discuss the situation and decide what to do next. Maybe the 24 is one of the ways.
The village of Yaluman 25 in the mountains of Chia-pas, a province of southern Mexico. Its 26 are Mayan Indians. They are some of the poorest people in a poor country. 27 now they have an extra source of money. They are being 28 to grow, develop and look after forests by the organization in 29 of Formula One racing (一级方程式比赛).
Every year, the global Formula One racing pumps 5,500 tons of CO2 into the air. The idea is that the 30 around Yaluman will take in this amount. It will also 31 local people with money to wipe out motor racing’s 32 debt (债).
Projects like this go under the 33 of “Carbon trading”. The basic idea is that governments and companies can buy the 34 to pump CO2 into the air by investing (投资) in 35 materials that take it out again.
16. A. covered B. removed C. replaced D. flowed
17. A. width B. height C. length D. size
18. A. fill B. pump C. press D. lose
19. A. rushes away B. gets up C. cools down D. heats up
20. A. rises B. raises C. sinks D. improves
21. A. organizations B. leaders C. businessmen D. companies
22. A. temperature B. number C. amount D. quality
23. A. went B. came C. arrived D. met
24. A. next B. last C. following D. above
25. A. lies B. locates C. lays D. falls
26. A. languages B. words C. people D. cultures
27. A. But B. And C. So D. Therefore
28. A. paid B. given C. taken D. spent
29. A. need B. favour C. honour D. charge
30. A. mountains B. forests C. fields D. tracks
31. A. show B. appreciate C. provide D. support
32. A. direct B. indirect C. economical D. environmental
33. A. control B. name C. condition D. help
34. A. idea B. method C. right D. debt
35. A. green B. white C. light D. heavy
Every one of us, rich or poor, should at least have one or two good friends. I learned that a true friend is the most important in my life after I had gone 41 so many terrible things. I felt upset when I was told that I would have to 42 the company. As I had a very big family to 43 and was in great need of money, what I was 44 about was how to find another new job. In order to 45 this problem, I rushed from place to place like crazy. I read almost all the newspapers and 46 almost all the telephone numbers in the newspaper 47 in my notebook and tried to call almost all the companies that needed new 48 . Not until I found a job in a small town near Townsville had I 49 down. My new boss, Mr Johnson, was one of my good friends since primary school. “Why didn’t you 50 me until now? Was it 51 to do that? Explain to me the reason, ”he said, 52 me a cup of hot coffee. Both of us were happy to see each other and we 53 the whole afternoon talking about things and persons that we 54 at school. John asked me to give him some advice about 55 to enlarge his present business and he was entirely happy about my 56 . To my great surprise, he offered me a 57 which didn’t need much experience because I was not 58 with this field but the pay I got was much more than 59 . The moment I saw my 60 , the sum of money given by the company, I cried for the first time—that was the first time for me to do so since I grew up.
41. A. over B. through C. around D. for
42. A. leave B. desert C. choose D. operate
43. A. care B. protect C. love D. support
44. A. particular B. curious C. concerned D. excited
45. A. get B. raise C. explain D. solve
46. A. wrote down B. turned down C. looked for D. stood for
47. A. books B. surveys C. reports D. advertisements
48. A. customers B. bosses C. clerks D. students
49. A. broken B. slowed C. sunk D. calmed
50. A. contact B. trust C. look D. find
51. A. hopeless B. harmful C. worth D. important
52. A. buying B. sharing C. handing D. showing
53. A. spent B. wasted C. spared D. saved
54. A. discussed B. debated C. remembered D. imagined
55. A. what B. how C. which D. when
56. A. abilities B. answers C. interests D. suggestions
57. A. job B. chance C. fortune D. service
58. A. popular B. familiar C. patient D. content
59. A. offered B. required C. expected D. needed
60. A. tip B. share C. fare D. salary
In the week before Christmas, one Delta airlines pilot gave a sad Arizona family a gift that no one else could.
Father of three, Jay short died after a 41 with lung cancer Dec, 16th. Three days later, his family was attempting to 42 to Tennessee for the funeral scheduled for the next morning. But a 90-munite 43 at the Phoenix airport 44 them only seven minutes to make their connecting flight in Minnesota. “This was our 45 chance to say goodbye to my dad, and if we hadn’t 46 the flight, we would have missed the 47 .” Jay’s daughter said. But when they arrived at the gate, the last plane of the day to Memphis was 48 away from the gate.
“My son was 49 his arms and pleading with the pilot through the floor-to-ceiling windows.” said Marcia, “I was 50 and comforting my girls who were also in tears when the phone rang, 51 us that the pilot was returning to the gate to let us 52 the plane.” Captain Adam Cohen saw the 53 on their faces through the gate’s windows and decided to turn the plane around. Airline experts pointed out Cohen could have 54 gotten into trouble for the 55 decision, but Delta 56 the move instead. “This is 57 we’ll take with us, knowing we made a 58 .” confirmed Adam.
This story is an 59 that we can bring humanity back to society. Show care and it may 60 you how far that you go.
41. A. competition B. symptom C. connection D. battle
42. A ride B run C fly D. drive
43. A. wait B. delay C. interval D. sleep
44. A. spared B. offered C. brought D. left
45. A. last B. slight C. rare D. proper
46. A. followed B. caught C. booked D. confirmed
47. A. doctor B. meeting C. polite D. funeral
48. A. keeping B. bringing C. pulling D. taking
49. A. raising B. waving C folding D. crossing
50. A. struggling B. shouting C. crying D. praying
51. A. advising B. informing C. warning D. instructing
52. A. land B. guide C. change D. board
53. A. appreciation B. satisfaction C. desperation D. caution
54. A. easily B. merely C. optionally D. deliberately
55. A. careless B. unusual C. selfless D. unwise
56. A. resisted B. opposed C. praised D. sponsored
57. A. nothing B. something C. anything D. everything
58. A. difference B. change C. promise D. deal
59. A. activity B. event C. incident D. evidence
60. A. surprise B. panic C. disappoint D. embarrass
Did you know that there is a fruit juice that you can cook with, wash. with and 41 things with? What is it? It's olive oil, of course, and it's fast becoming the most popular 42 in the world.
43 people in Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain have been using olive oil for over 4,000 years, it has only recently become 44 in other parts of the world. In fact, people beyond the Mediterranean used to think of olive oil as a(n) 45 but expensive treat. 46 , recent studies linking an olive oil-rich 47 with low rates of heart disease have made the rest of the world sit up and 48 . As a result, more and more people have come to realize the many health and nutritional 49 of giving up other oils and using
olive oil instead. As well as tasting delicious and being the 50 cooking oil available, olive oil has many other 51 . It is used.in many cosmetics(化妆品), hair conditioners and soaps. It also has a wide variety of lesser-known uses, such as fixing noisy doors and 52 polishing diamonds. It's a also a preservative (防腐剂), and will keep fish and cheese 53 for years.
Perhaps more important, though, is olive oil's value as 54 . Not only can eating olive oil 55 the risk of serious diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, it can also have a 56 effect on many stomach disorders. On top of this, Mediterranean people have traditionally used it to 57 minor wounds and illnesses. This could explain why people in Mediterranean countries tend to 58 longer. So the next time you go shopping, don't 59 to add olive oil to your list. It will make your food 60 better and your life last longer!
41. A. mix B. fill C. cover D. preserve
42.A.fruit B.oil C.juice D.plant
43. A. Because B. Although C. When D. Since
44. A. popular B. natural C. nutritional D. expensive
45. A. native B. common C. familiar D. unusual
46. A. Besides B. Otherwise C. Therefore D. However
47. A. diet B. soap C. cheese D. stomach
48. A. stay hungry B. keep calm C. make faces D. take notice
49. A. problems B. benefits C. goals D. challenges
50. A. cheapest B. latest C. healthiest D. earliest
51.A. uses B.ways C. origins D. sources
52. A. still B. once C. even D. again
53. A. clean B. fresh C. safe D. dry
54. A. food B. treasure C. drink D. medicine
55. A. face B. increase C. lower D. measure
56. A. good B. limited C. slight D. negative
57. A. check B. spread C. develop D. treat
58. A. sleep B. live C. eat D. walk
59. A. choose B. forget C. agree D. expect
60. A. feel B. look C. taste D. grow
You’ve heard of Petfinder. Com — a website that helps rescue groups find loving homes for 31 . Maybe you have even found your own pet through the 32 . But do you know Petfinder started as an idea that came on the way to a New Year’s dinner?
Back in 1995 Google wasn’t a verb and Facebook and QQ didn’t 33 . The world wide web was more of a wild world. My husband Jared was a doctor and I worked for urban forestry. But we thought that anything was 34 on the web. It wasn’t used effectively.
We wanted to create a 35 . The question was, who would 36 a lot from our website? That was what we were discussing in the car that night on the way to meet friends for 37 . We thought about many ideas. “The website would make use of technology for a 38 responsible cause,” Jared finally said.
What cause needed our help? 39 , we both thought of animal shelters. Sure, we loved animals and I’d “ 40 ” them when I was a kid — like the snake I found in the backyard and persuaded (说服) my parents to let me 41 it. But now my 42 was on planting trees and Jared put his heart into 43 the sick. We didn’t even have a 44 . Yet I knew every year, millions of abandoned pets -- healthy, loving animals who wanted only a home ---were killed.
We couldn’t wait to tell our friends our 45 . They volunteered to help. Jared and I worked on Petfinder.com—that’s what we 46 it. We wanted the site to be 47 to potential adopters. That meant all expenses 48 our own pocket. However, we knew if we saved just one life a month, it would be worth it.
Two years later our site went 49 . Today, more than 12,500 animals welfare groups 50 information about animals on Petfinder; 65 percent of animal adoptions in the US come through the site.
31. A. people B. kids C. animals D. things
32. A. notice B. site C. newspaper D. radio
33. A. change B. work C. end D. appear
34. A. great B. true C. possible D. unbelievable
35. A. world B. home C. place D. website
36. A. separate B. offer C. prevent D. get
37. A. help B. dinner C. fun D. advice
38. A. socially B. privately C. formally D. physically
39. A. At first B. In the end C. At present D. At the end
40. A. enjoyed B. lost C. killed D. saved
41. A. kill B. eat C. keep D. play
42. A. timetable B. hobby C. focus D. habit
43. A. comforting B. curing C. encouraging D. supporting
44. A. child B. backyard C. home D. pet
45. A. difficult B. story C. idea D. situation
46. A. named B. produced C. expected D. dreamed
47. A. familiar B. free C. valuable D. convenient
48. A. came into B. came up with C. came to D. came out of
49. A. national B. abroad C. uncontrollable D. normal
50. A. buy B. find C. post D. trade