A very tired traveler came to the bank of a river. There was no 41 . It was winter, and the surface of the river was covered with 42 . It was getting dark, and he 43 to reach the other side while there was enough 44 . On the other hand, he worried a lot, not sure whether the ice would 45 his weight.
Eventually, he got down on his knees and began very 46 to crawl（爬）across the surface of the ice 47 hesitating（犹豫）for a long time. He hoped that by distributing（分散）the 48 of his body, the ice would be unlikely to 49 under the load. After he made his 50 and painful journey about halfway across the river, he suddenly heard the sound of 51 behind him. Out of the dusk, there came a 4-horse load of coal driven by a man singing happily 52 he went his happy way. Here was the traveler, fearfully crawling his way on his hands and knees. And there, as if whisked (挥动) along by the winter’s wind, went the 53 , his horses, his sled , and the heavy load of coal over the 54 river!
The story shows how many of us 55 life. Some people crawl through life for fear of thin ice. Their 56 is not strong enough to 57 them up. Still there are those who sing as they go. Their faith is 58 .
When we face the river of 59 , we don’t have to fear, nor do we crawl through life. With determination(决心), courage and optimism, we can happily make our way to the other 60 successfully.
41. A. station B. road C. water D. bridge
42. A. ice B. smoke C. snow D. air
43. A. agreed B. helped C. wanted D. managed
44. A. power B. light C. time D. strength
45. A. support B. control C. lose D. admit
46. A. quickly B. happily C. freely D. cautiously
47. A. in B. by C. after D. at
48. A. weight B. shape C. height D. direction
49. A. shake B. break C. fall D. move
50. A. brave B. strange C. slow D. joyful
51. A. singing B. water C. wind D. laughing
52. A. before B. as C. for D. but
53. A. manager B. visitor C. driver D. passenger
54. A. similar B. same C. deep D. clear
55. A. talk about B. come across C. fight against D. go through
56. A. dream B. feeling C. talent D. faith(信念)
57. A. give B. hold C. make D. use
58. A. unshakable B. simple C. true D. unavoidable
59. A. mistakes B. questions C. difficulties D. changes
60. A. state B. part C. land D. side.
Six-year-old Matthew Parker was in need of a kidney (肾) transplant, and his family looked all over the country for a suitable donor. Up to 80 people signed up to give up a living 41 for the first-grader. Coincidentally, the person 42 to donate a kidney to Matthew was his teacher, Lindesy Painter.
Matthew had been on the transplant 43 for a long time and developed antibodies (抗体) to most kidneys, it was 44 to find a match for him. The doctor had warned the family to be “ 45 ” and used the term “a needle in a haystack (干草堆)” several times.
When 46 were asked to be tested, Painter was the first one to sign up. 47 the teacher learned the result, she had to get several tests done. She was astonished when she got a 48 back saying she was a “perfect 49 .”
Painter made the decision 50 . She knew that Matthew’s kidneys were 51 , and she empathized with anyone going through this. It was especially hard for her to 52 the condition affecting one of her two sons.
“I watch my healthy, active, loud, wild children running around,” She said. “Matthew 53 to live a normal, healthy, active life like my boys.”
Matthew was so 54 to learn that his teacher would be donating a kidney to him that he 55 her. His mother was deeply 56 to Lindsey Painter, saying the teacher was a “ 57 ” and “giving” person for doing this.
The operations for the kidney donation would 58 in the following month. Matthew’s mother said, “My son’s new kidney means a special 59 between student and teacher that goes far 60 the classroom.”
41. A. person B. organ C. animal D. plant
42. A. chosen B. supposed C. forced D. required
43. A. house B. machine C. list D. team
44. A. difficult B. vital C. effortless D. impossible
45. A. optimistic B. sensitive C. fantastic D. realistic
46. A. competitors B. candidates C. volunteers D. partners
47. A. While B. Once C. After D. Before
48. A. sign B. call C. letter D. visit
49. A. match B. companion C. mother D. participant
50. A. wisely B. sensibly C. willingly D. lightly
51. A. failing B. hurting C. shrinking D. disappearing
52. A. control B. predict C. imagine D. accept
53. A. struggles B. manages C. regrets D. deserves
54. A. puzzled B. moved C. satisfied D. worried
55. A. feared B. hugged C. missed D. ignored
56. A. sorry B. friendly C. polite D. grateful
57. A. reliable B. selfless C. passive D. cheerful
58. A. take place B. come up C. set off D. break out
59. A. appreciation B. agreement C. bond D. distance
60. A. above B. from C. into D. beyond
My father was a self-taught mandolin (曼陀铃) player. He was one of the best string ________ players in our town. He could not ________ music, but if he heard a tune a few times, he could play it.
Dad loved to play the mandolin for his ________ for he knew we enjoyed singing, and hearing him play. He was always there, ________ his time and efforts to making sure that his family had enough in their life. I had grown into a man and had children of my own ________ I realized how much he had sacrificed.
I joined the United States Air________ in January of 1962. Whenever I would come home ________ , I would ask Dad to play the mandolin. He could ________ your soul with the tones that came out of that old mandolin. He seemed to shine when he was playing. You could see his ________ in his ability to play so well for his family.
In 1950, our family moved to Maryland. While working at Todd Steel, he was ________ in an accident. On that particular day, Dad got the third index finger of his left hand ________ by the machine. ________ he didn’t lose enough of the finger where it would stop him picking up anything, it did ________ his ability to play the mandolin. After the accident, every time we asked him to play, he would make ________ for why he couldn’t play. Eventually, we could persuade him and he would say, “Okay. But I can’t hold down on the strings and play as well as before.” For the family it didn’t make any ________ .
In August of 1993, my father was discovered with lung cancer. He chose not to receive treatments so that he could live out the rest of his life ________ dignity. About a week before his death, we asked Dad if he would play the mandolin for us. He made excuses but said “okay”. He knew it would probably be the ________ time he would play for us. He tuned up the old mandolin and played a few ________ . When I looked around, there was not a ________ eye in the family. We saw before us a quiet man with an inner strength. Dad would never play the mandolin for us again. Dad was doing something he had done all his life, ________ . As sick as he was, he was still pleasing others. Dad surely could play that Mandolin!
27．A. equipment B. musical C. instrument D. musician
28．A. copy B. see C. look at D. read
29．A. family B. employer C. friends D. audience
30．A. applying B. paying C. devoting D. attaching
31．A. since B. while C. before D. after
32．A. Force B. Energy C. Power D. Strength
33．A. on duty B.on leave C. on holiday D. on vacation
34．A. touch B. contact C. feel D. keep
35．A. proud B. praise C. please D. pride
36．A. took part B. participated C. joined D. involved
37．A. cut in B. cut off C. cut up D. cut out
38．A. Although B. If C. Whether D. Because
39．A. destroy B. affect C. effect D. injure
40．A. uses B. preparations C. impressions D. excuses
41．A. comment B. sense C. difference D. decision
42．A. at B. on C. with D. off
43．A. first B. latest C. last D. longest
44．A. bills B. notes C. symbols D. signs
45．A. wet B. dry C. cried D. crying
46．A. sponsoring B. giving C. distributing D. taking
That was when my son was 6 years old. My son is now 22 but whenever I look at him even as a grown man, I remember the small child with 46 .
Our cat was 47 to give birth. And like all young children, my son was very interested in the birth of the babies. During the following week, he never stopped 48 me for a chance to witness it. At last, I agreed. I answered all his questions and prepared him the best 49 he might not be shocked or frightened.
That 50 when my son arrived home, one baby cat had been born. He was so 51 at what he saw that he would put his hand on the mother cat’s stomach and feel the other babies 52 . When the mother cat began to 53 very loudly, it was clear that the second baby was on its way. My son 54 but never said a word. Then he asked me, “Mum, why does she cry so loudly when the baby comes?” I 55 that it was not a hurtful pain but a pain of great pleasure 56 the mother.
When the 57 of the third baby was coming by the crying of the mother cat, my son 58 hugged (拥抱) me with tears 59 his face, saying, “Mum, I’m sorry for the 60 I brought you to have me.” My heart almost stopped. With a(n) 61 choice of words, I told him that his birth has brought me 62 but smiles, and that I would like to 63 it 100 times.
Now my son is a grown man, but he always 64 that night, for it was on that night that he finally 65 what the word “love” meant.
46. A. smiles B. tears C. interest D. care
47. A. willing B. determined C. ready D. upset
48. A. begging B. searching C. thanking D. commanding
49. A. unless B. until C. as if D. so that
50. A. morning B. afternoon C. noon D. night
51. A. amazed B. frightened C. angry D. sad
52. A. jumping B. sleeping C. moving D. growing
53. A. laugh B. cough C. cry D. shout
54. A. watched B. noticed C. found D. responded
55. A. realized B. explained C. expressed D. added
56. A. in B. with C. on D. for
57. A. loss B. birth C. performance D. protection
58. A. suddenly B. peacefully C. actually D. naturally
59. A. calming down B. rolling down C. setting down D. turning down
60. A. pain B. trial C. cruelty D. violence
61. A. hopeful B. careful C. useless D. informal
62. A. something B. anything C. nothing D. everything
63. A. join in B. suffer from C. dream of D. go through
64. A. regrets B. remembers C. ignores D. prefers
65. A. understood B. decided C. admitted D. doubted
I went to a group activity, “Sensitivity Sunday” which was to make us more 36 the problem faced by disabled people, We were asked to “ 37 a disability” for sever hours one Sunday, Some member 38 chose the wheel chair, Other wore sound-blocking earplug(耳塞)or blindfold(眼罩).
Just sitting in the wheelchair was a 39 experience, I had never considered before how 40 it would be to use one ,As soon as I sat down my 41 made the chair begin to roll ,Its wheel were not 42 Then I wondered where to put my 43 ，It took me quite a while to get the metal footrest into 44 ,I took my first uneasy look at what was to be my only means of 45 for several hours, For disabled people, “adopting a wheelchair” is not a temporary(临时的) 46 .
I tried to find a 47 position and thought it might be restful, 48 kind of nice to be 49 around for a while, Looking around, I 50 would have to handle the thing myself! My hands started to ache as I 51 the heavy wheels, I came to know that controlling the 52 of the wheelchair as not going to be 53 task,
My wheelchair experiment was soon 54 It made a deep impression on me ,A few hours of “disability” gave me only a taste of the 55 ,both physical and mental, that disabled people must overcome.
36. A. curious about B. interested in C. aware on D. careful with
37. A. cure B. prevent C. adopt D. analyze
38. A. inserted B. strangely C. as usual D. like me
39. A. learning B. working C. satisfying D. relaxing
40. A. convening B. awkward C. boring D. exciting
41. A. height B. force C. skill D. weight
42. A. locked B. repaired C. powered D. grasped
43. A. hands B. feet C. keys D. handles
44. A. place B. action C. play D. effect
45. A. operation B. communication C. transportation D. production
46. A. exploration B. education C. experiment D. entertainment
47. A. flexible B. safe C. starting D. comfortable
48. A. yet B. just C. still D. even
49. A. shown B. pushed C. driven D. guided
50. A. realized B. suggested C. agreed D. admitted
51. A. lifted B. turned C. pressed D. seized
52. A. path B. position C. direction D. way
53. A. easy B. heavy C. major D. extra
54. A. forgotten B. repeated C. conducted D. finished
55. A. weaknesses B. challenges C. anxieties D. illnesses
One summer day my father sent me to buy wire for our farm. At 16, I liked 1 better than driving our truck, 2 this time I was not happy. My father had told me I’d have to ask for credit(赊账) at the store.
Sixteen is a 3 age, when a young man wants respect, not charity. It was 1976, and the ugly 4 of racial discrimination ()was 5 a fact of life. I’d seen my friends ask for credit and then stand, head down, while the store owner 6 whether they were “good for it.” I knew black youths just like me who were 7 like thieves by the store clerk each time they went into a grocery.
My family was 8 . We paid our debts. But before harvest, cash was short. Would the store owner 9 us ?
At Davis’s store, Buck Davis stood behind the cash desk, talking to a farmer. I nodded 10 I passed him on my way to the hardware shelves. When I brought my 11 to the cash desk, I said 12 , “I need to put this on credit.”
The farmer gave me an amused, distrustful 13 . But Buck’s face didn’t change. “Sure,” he said 14 . “Your daddy is 15 good for it.” He 16 to the other man. “This here is one of James Williams’s sons.”
The farmer nodded in a neighborly 17 . I was filled with pride. James William’s son. Those three words had opened a door to an adult’s respect and trust.
That day I discovered that the good name my parents had 18 brought our whole family the respect of our neighbors. Everyone knew what to 19 from a Williams: a decent(正派) person who kept his word and respected himself 20 much to do wrong.
1. A. something B. nothing C. anything D. everything
2. A. and B. so C. but D. for
3. A. prideful B. wonderful C. respectful D. colorful
4. A. intention B. shadow C. habit D. faith
5. A. thus B. just C. still D. ever
6. A. guessed B. suspected C. questioned D. realized
7. A. watched B. caught C. dismissed D. accused
8. A. generous B. honest C. friendly D. modest
9. A. blame B. excuse C. charge D. trust
10. A. until B. as C. once D. since
11. A. goods B. sales C. orders D. favorites
12. A. casually B. confidently C. cheerfully D. carefully
13. A. look B. stare C. response D. comment
14. A. patiently B. eagerly C. easily D. proudly
15. A. generally B. never C. sometimes D. always
16. A. pointed B. replied C. turned D. introduced
17. A. sense B. way C. degree D. mood
18. A. earned B. deserved C. given D. used
19. A. receive B. expect C. collect D. require
20. A. very B. so C. how D. too
A mother and daughter living in my community are two of the most unfriendly people I have ever come
across in my life. They are totally 41 , mixing with nobody. As they drive past neighbors they keep their
eyes looking away and make no sign of 42 . The only fame they have is making a nuisance (讨厌的人) of
themselves to the local police station by 43 music played too loud, dogs barking more than once a day
and any other petty (琐碎的) little 44 .
On moving into this neighborhood, I was 45 of these two but decided I would make up my own mind.
This proved quite a 46 to me as more than once either the mother or the daughter would knock on my
door and blast (猛烈抨击) me with some 47 or other. I 48 answered politely and made sure I 49 as they
went past my place and also made the effort now and then to make a kind 50 about their garden or pets.
Time passed and in October, as part of the Kindness Rock Give, Maureen and I decided to place a
kindness rock in their garden. Their 51 remained unchanged, however, and I continued to be as friendly
as possible. During the Easter give, we decided once again to 52 these two unhappy ladies to our list and
53 a packet of cookies on their gate. Imagine my 54 when two days later they 55 at my gate and
jokingly said they were 56 hanging their Christmas stocking on their gate, and they brought me a bunch of
So, my fellow gifters, do not 57 on your random gifts of kindness. You may never know just what this
58 to others, nor how many broken or 59 hearted people you may just change 60 a simple act of
41. A. protected B. depressed C. separated D. equipped
42. A. enthusiasm B. acceptance C. excitement D. entertainment
43. A. discussing B. requesting C. reporting D. rejecting
44. A. events B. issues C. accidents D. affairs
45. A. accused B. warned C. reminded D. convinced
46. A. challenge B. project C. task D. matter
47. A. quarrels B. opinions C. explanations D. complaints
48. A. seldom B. never C. always D. sometimes
49. A. waved B. stared C. noticed D. laughed
50. A. difference B. account C. gesture D. remark
51. A. smile B. attitude C. decision D. anger
52. A. add B. recommend C. reduced D. drove
53. A. shared B. took C. left D. fixed
54. A. interest B. anxiety C. surprise D. doubt
55. A. whispered B. stopped C. shouted D. wandered
56. A. imagining B. intending C. considering D. approaching
57. A. take in B. take up C. give in D. give up
58. A. refers B. means C. hard D. warm
59. A. kind B. light C. hard D. warm
60. A. on B. over C. by D. with
Long, long ago, there was a small village. This village had a(an) 21 tradition. At the beginning of every year, any boy who had reached the age of majority (成年) was given land and money to build a home. The boy had to 22 his home before winter. If his home failed to endure(忍耐) the cold weather in winter, the villagers could not 23 him in any way.
One 24 , Paul and Marc reached their majority. They 25 their land and money and decided to search nearby villages for ideas on building their homes. In each village, they found the nicest 26 and talked to the owners. Each owner gladly offered 27 .
After Marc saw several homes, he 28 the best ideas and went back to his own land. Paul, 29 , continued collecting more ideas. Soon he had so many great ideas that he began to 30 some of them. But he always believed he could find even better ideas in the next village.
Marc began building his home. He had several false starts, 31 his home gradually rose from his land. By fall, Marc had finished his home. It wasn't perfect, but it was strong and he could 32 it later. Paul enjoyed all the beautiful homes and 33 with home owners. The first snow came and Paul, realizing he was running out of time, 34 back to his land. He built the best home he could in the time he had, but it was 35 . The first winter storm destroyed his home and he froze to 36 .The villagers mourned for him.
Marc 37 the winter. Each year, Marc searched for other good ideas he could use to make his own home look better. He became a leader in the village, 38 a family, and lived a happy, content life.
We all build and improve our own mental homes. It's 39 and fun for us to search for ideas from other mental home owners, but we only improve our own mental home if we actually 40 the best ideas.
21．A. strange B. hopeful C. good D. reasonable
22．A. find B. run C. complete D. buy
23．A. help B. encourage C. scold D. persuade
24．A. winter B. summer C. autumn D. spring
25．A .exchanged B. received C. recognized D. won
26．A. girls B. jobs C. houses D. presents
27．A. rooms B. drinks C. attention D. advice
28．A .expected B. gathered C. created D. understood
29．A. similarly B. finally C. however D. therefore
30．A. forget B. believe C. replace D. doubt
31．A. because B. although C. but D. so
32．A. repair B. rebuild C. sell D. improve
33．A. conversations B. achievements C. struggles D. arguments
34．A. drove B. rushed C. flew D. moved
35．A. weak B. funny C. small D. amazing
36．A. blindness B. death C. sadness D. disease
37．A. experienced B. hated C. survived D. spent
38．A. brought B. earned C. contacted D. raised
39．A. slow B. easy C. dangerous D. special
40．A. realize B. bring C. collect D. apply
It was a warm April day when a big fat envelope came in the mail from the only college I had ever imagined attending. I tore open the packet. My eyes were 41 on the word “congratulations”. I don’t remember ever smiling so wide.
Then I looked at my 42 package. The cost of my dream school’s tuition, room and board was around $ 40,000- a(n) 43 sum! How could I afford to attend? What good reasons did I have to go there when three other fine colleges were offering me free 44 ? My other choices were good, 45 schools even if they weren’t as famous as my first choice.
In my mind, attending my dream university would be the only way to realize my dream of becoming a world-class writer. My parents understood how I felt. They told me that even though it would be a financial problem, I could go 46 I would be happiest. But as I was always careful with 47 , I wasn’t sure what to do.
One of the schools that 48 me a full ride had an informational 49 one night in the spring. 50 my parents’ financial difficulties, I decided to drive the 45 minutes and attend. At first, all I had planned to do was smile 51 , eat free food, listen quietly. But I surprised myself.
At dinner the president of the university talked about the wonderful activities on campus （校园）including guest lectures and social gatherings. He also made it 52 clear that free food would be offered at all future events. He continued with explanations of 53 , class sizes, activities, and sporting events on campus. As he spoke, I began to realize that this school, 54 not as good as my first choice, might be the best one for me. It seemed small 55 with many great programs. It seemed challenging but 56 .
As the president 57 his speech, we clapped politely and pushed back our chairs. As I walked out that door, a feeling of comfort 58 me. Looking at the campus that night, I realized that I would be spending the next four years right there.
In all 59 , my university is not as well-known as my “dream”university. However, it turned 60 to be the right choice of schools for me.
41. A. based on B. brought on C. fixed on D. taken on
42. A. healthy B. financial C. costly D. mental
43. A. doubtful B. necessary C. unsatisfactory D. impossible
44. A. package B. tuition C. ticket D. dream
45. A. solid B. local C. grateful D. previous
46. A. whenever B. however C. whatever D. wherever
47. A. education B. love C. money D. distance
48. A. offered B. helped C. attended D. owed
49. A. meeting B. dinner C. lunch D. breakfast
50. A. Showing B. Demanding C. Improving D. Considering
51. A. politely B. widely C. happily D. fantastically
52. A. approximately B. seriously C. perfectly D. interestingly
53. A. employees B. professors C. ambassadors D. workers
54. A. if B. unless C. once D. though
55. A. so B. for C. or D. yet
56. A. worrying B. caring C. exciting D. surprising
57. A. ended B. started C. continued D. delivered
58. A. went over B. washed over C. happened to D. turn to
59. A. reality B. mind C. hope D. honesty
60. A. up B. out C. back D. in
The clock had just struck eleven when I first heard a noise coming from the lift. I opened the door of our room and listened: someone was 41 against the door of the 42 and calling out at the same time.
“What’s 43 ?” I shouted. “The door has been 44 and I can’t get out.” The answer came back. The voice, which 45 like that of a girl, came from several 46 below.
My wife had now 47 me and she went off directly in search of the night porter (守夜人). After calling to the girl that 48 was on its way, I went back into the 49 to get some tools. Then I too hurried 50 the stairs until I reached the place 51 the life was stuck.
I tried my hand at forcing to 52 the life door, talking all the while to the girl trapped inside, 53 my tools were of no use for this purpose, Very 54 , however, my wife returned. 55 to find the porter, she had called the police, who agreed to send an engineer. 56 , she had also got in touch with the fire service.
In a short time the engineer appeared, followed by two 57 . Almost immediately afterwards the firemen 58 too. With the special equipment it 59 the engineer only a short while to get the door open. In spite of (尽管) her experience, the girl was in good 60 . “I’m hungry,” was her only remark as she stepped out of her cage.
41. A. standing B. beating C. sitting D. shouting
42. A. flat B. room C. house D. lift
43. A. matter B. wrong C. accident D. question
44. A. opened B. broken C. stuck D. stopped
45. A. sounded B. heard C. listened D. looked
46. A. stairs B. floors C. roofs D. Flights（楼梯的一段）
47. A. called B. stopped C. seen D. helped
48. A. I B. nothing C. lift D. help
49. A. lift B. door C. flat D. way
50. A. down B. up C. on D. from
51. A. that B. where C. which D. there
52. A. open B. close C. shut D. turned
53. A. though B. if C. but D. because
54. A. quickly B. fast C. well D. soon
55. A. Able B. Unable C. Glad D. Sorry
56. A. Besides B. Instead C. Still D. But
57. A. porters B. Men C. policemen D. firemen
58. A. reached B. arrived C. got D. left
59. A. spent B. took C. passed D. stayed
60. A. spirits B. health C. conditions D. manners
One day I was taking a bus. The driver didn't 41to start the bussoon because it was not yet 42 .A middle-aged woman got on. Tired and sad, she toldher story 43 , not to anyone particular. On her way to the station, half of her44 was stolen. The other half was hidden under her blouse, so she 45 still had someleft. A few minutes later, she stopped crying, but still looked 46
When all the seats were taken, the driver started the engine. The conductor beganto collect the fares. When she came to an old man in worn-out clothes,he
47 that he had spent all his money as he accidentallygot on a wrong bus and now was trying to go home. On hearing this, she ordered theold man to 48 the bus. The old man was almost in tears as he 49 her to let himtake the bus home. The driver took the conductor's side and repeated the conductor's 50 .
The woman was watching the incident. 51 the driver and the conductor raised theirvoices at the old man, she interfered.
“Stop 52 him! Can't you see he's only trying to get home” “He doesn't have anymoney!” the driver 53 .“Well, that's no 54 to throw him off the bus.” She insisted.
Then she reached inside her blouse, took out her 55 money, and handed it to theconductor. “Here's his fare and mine. Just stop giving him a 56 time.
All heads turned to the woman. “It's only money,” she shrugged.
She rode the rest of her way home 57 a happy smile, with the money she'd lost earlier 58 . On the road of life, the help of strangers can 59 our loads andlift our spirits. How much sweeter the 60 will be when we make it a little smootherfor others!
41.A. try B. intend C. decide D. care
42.A. empty B. ready C. crowded D. full
43.A. carefully B. seriously C. tearfully D. calmly
44.A. money B. possession C. fare D. wealth[
45.A. strangely B. happily C. fortunately D. secretly
46.A. unsatisfied B. weak C. excited D. unhappy
47.A. explained B. declared C. admitted D. found
48.A. get off B. get over C. get on D. get into
49.A. thanked B. scolded C. praised D. begged
50.A. command B. action C. suggestion D. request
51.A. Unless B. When C. Until D. Although
52.A. attacking B. wronging C. blaming D. bothering
53.A. warned B. whispered C. repeated D. shouted
54.A. problem B. need C. reason D. matter
55.A. spending B. lost C. remaining D. borrowed[学优高考网]
56.A. busy B. hard C. cold D. fearful
57.A. giving B. taking C. wearing D. forcing
58.A. forgotten B. used C. earned D. returned
59.A. move B. increase C. lighten D. carry
60.A. world B. journey C. smile D. friendship
My friend Jerry was one of the most positive (积极的) people. He always had something 41 to say. As a 42 at a restaurant, if his worker had a bad day, Jerry always helped him to look on the 43 side of the situation.
Jerry's attitude(态度） truly 44 me So one day I asked him, “How can you be so positive all the time?” He replied, “You see, every morning I tell myself I have two 45 to be in a good mood or in a bad I choose the good one, And when something goes wrong, I can be angry or I can 46 from it in some way 47 . Then l choose the positive side of life.”
One morning Jerry was held up by three men with 48 . He tried to 49 the locked money box, 50 his hands shook because of nervousness and he put in a wrong password(密码）. So those men shot him. 51 , Jerry was quickly found and brought to the 52 hospital.After many hours of operation and long 53 , Jerry was released home.
I 54 what his thoughts were during the case. He replied, When I was lying on the floor, I remembered about my choices in this case: a choice to live and a choice to die. I chose to 55 . But when I 56 the faces of doctors in the operation room, I got truly 57 .I knew that I need to do something. So when the nurse asked me if I was allergic (过敏的) to anything, I replied “Yes”. Doctors 58
working while waiting for my answer. I shouted
Now Jerry is 59 thanks to skills of his 60 , but his amazing attitude played an important role too。
41.A. worrying B. encouraging C. moving D. tiring
42. A. waiter B. customer C. manager D. cleaner
43.A good B. bad C.violent D.dark
44.A. Hurt B. accepted C.analyzed D.surprised
45.A. hours B. choices C.eyes D. arms
46.A. learn B. go C.look D.hide
47.A. neither B. already C. besides D. instead
48.A. smiles B. hands C.guns D.news
49.A. close B. make C. open D. break
50.A. if B. so C. although D. but
51.A. Luckily B. Unluckily C. Sadly D. Hopefully
52.A. farthest B. nearest C. best D. worst
53.A. care B. life C. supply D. protection
54.A. explained B. asked C. remembered D. promised
55.A. die B. lie C. live D. stay
56.A handed in B. hold on C. looked for D. looked at
57.A. interested B. pleased C. fearful D. angry
58. A. searched B. stopped C. continued D. appeared
59.A. dead B. sick C.weak D.alive
60. A. government B. family C. doctors D. friends
One morning last December, Bill McDonald read in the newspaper that a local man, Joe Day, was sick with lung cancer. That meant Day couldn’t offer the beautifully lit, handcrafted Christmas displays that had 41 as many as 95,000 people to his house to admire them every 42 .
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Joe’s 43 , thought McDonald. We must try to 44 him, McDonald decided.
33 Christmases ago when Day came home one afternoon from work he found his five-year-old grandson Nicholas __45 him, asking him to build a reindeer(驯鹿). Then they made it on the lawn together and 46 up its cherry-red nose for the holidays.
Each year, Day 47 to his handmade works, placing the reindeer above his 48 and hanging so many lights __49 they were electric vines(藤)around his windows and doors. Eventually thousands of lights, figures and models ___50 his yard and spread to next door.
Then 51 December 2009 when Day’s cancer had spread to his liver(肝). After 19 rounds of chemotherapy(化疗)and 43 radiation treatments, he was 52 tired and depressed to celebrate Christmas.
___53 McDonald called.
“You don’t know me,” McDonald said, “but I want to help you get your lights up.” McDonald gathered many people, 54 strangers, to set up Day’s displays. For two days, more than 100 volunteers 55 in.
On the evening of December 12, with crowds of volunteers cheering him on, Day 56 the switch and lit up the spectacle(壮观景象).
Day’s cancer is under 57 , and he looks forward to this year’s Christmas. “In their hearts,” Day says, “people love to give.” He is 58 that his brilliant displays will continue to light up the 59 for many years to come because Bill McDonald has 60 that he’ll get the job done.
41. A. invited B. attracted C. held D. sent
42. A. day B. chance C. time D. holiday
43. A. gifts B. trees C. lights D. candies
44. A. help B. ask C. visit D. meet
45. A. paying for B. waiting for C. caring for D. applying for
46. A. cheered B. looked C. lit D. took
47. A. added B. contributed C. turned D. led
48. A. back B. table C. head D. roof
49. A. so that B. as if C. even if D. in case
50. A. stopped B. changed C. made D. filled
51. A. came B. returned C. saw D. went
52. A. so B .too C. very D. rather
53. A. Unless B. When C. Before D. Until
54. A. including B. except C. like D. for
55. A. went B. worked C. turned D. joined
56. A. threw B. bought C. fixed D. pressed
57. A. control B. way C. discussion D. repair
58. A. afraid B. sad C. confident D. doubtful
59. A. sickness B. happiness C. sadness D. darkness
60. A. approved B. promised C. debated D. defeated
A man was walking to his destination and came across a mountain. He could hear the sounds of those who were __41 after him. The mountain like a huge man stood 42 in his path. All that he had was a rope and he had no other 43 to climb the mountain. He had to either climb the mountain or 44 being caught. There was no other ___45 to reach his destination. He looked at the mountain and made a 46 . He placed his hand upon the rock and 47 climbing up the mountain.
Some people saw the man climbing the mountain from a distance and 48 at him. The man 49 those critics(批评家)and moved upon the rock. Inch by inch, he climbed the mountain. Soon his hands were sore, his feet hurting but he 50 climbing. He had no resources but his rope, his 51 and his mind. A few hours later, he 52 upon the top of the mountain. He climbed the mountain with no resources because he had no 53 .
Like the man climbing the mountain, a large number of people have to grow 54 because they have no resources and don’t 55 to be caught up with by their competitors. They 56 a single goal at a time. By ignoring almost 57 ,they can achieve the one task that maters most early on.
As for such people, all that 58 is growth. Every decision they make is informed also by growth. They have a set of disciplines learned through 59 and out of necessity. Their every strategy and every initiative(首创精神) is attempted in the hopes of 60 . In a word, growth is the sun they revolve around. Well, it’s necessary for us to learn from them.
41. A. looking B. taking C. asking D. running
42. A. interestingly B. challengingly C. expectedly D. frequently
43. A. opportunity B. ability C. equipment D. skill
44. A. risk B. forbid C. try D. escape
45. A. right B. time C. person D. way
46. A. difference B. decision C. promise D. face
47. A. allowed B. suggested C. started D. ended
48. A. laughed B. knocked C. aimed D. worked
49. A. thanked B. greeted C. accepted D. ignored
50. A. began B. kept C. finished D. enjoyed
51. A. strength B. knowledge C. curiosity D. kindness
52. A. waited B. cried C. stood D. slept
53. A. ability B. choice C. luck D. safety
54. A. peacefully B. healthily C. safety D. rapidly
55. A. wish B. manage C. agree D. need
56. A. rely on B. try on C. focus on D. pass on
57. A. either B. everything C. both D. nothing
58. A. matters B. stays C. helps D. works
59. A. studying B. thinking C. observing D. practicing
60. A. succeeding B. growing C. advancing D. cheering
My grandson is seven now. He lives 100 miles away. He 41 my mobile phone number when he was only four. 42 , he has called me every night.
He also 43 calls me at other times during the day just to 44 a happy or sad moment. Many times he is holding a basketball with one hand, or 45 with a friend about something I don’t quite 46 , or crying about something. I just 47 and laugh or cry with him — just share his emotion. I always let him be in 48 of the conversation, the emotion, and the amount of time he’s on the 49 with me. Many times I just listen to him 50 or listen while he does his homework aloud.
The 51 time I take control of the conversation is when he’s 52 to say goodbye at night. Then I say, “I love you, baby”. One 53 I thought maybe he was 54 of hearing those words, so I didn’t say them. He immediately called me back and told me that I 55 to say the sentence! Since then I have never 56 saying it again!
All my friends know he takes precedence over (比……重要) all other things. If I’m at a place where I really can’t take his 57 , I always excuse myself and
58 tell him I’ll call him back in a few minutes. I want him to know that he takes first place in my 59 .
Every child needs at least one 60 in their life to listen and share with. I am glad to give my grandson the love he needs.
41. A. memorized B. kept C. noticed D. wrote
42. A. Once again B. Since then C. Later on D. Shortly after
43. A. briefly B. directly C. instantly D. frequently
44. A. express B. discuss C. share D. mark
45. A. comparing B. laughing C. studying D. quarrelling
46. A. understand B. enjoy C. believe D. remember
47. A. look B. talk C. sit D. listen
48. A. charge B. need C. support D. face
49. A. conversation B. phone C. way D. game
50. A. play B. sleep C. lie D. act
51. A. last B. only C. perfect D. right
52. A. willing B. determined C. ready D. eager
53. A. day B. night C. weekend D. morning
54. A. afraid B. tired C. aware D. ashamed
55. A. decided B. learnt C. agreed D. forgot
56. A. escaped B. failed C. missed D. denied
57. A. invitation B. call C. help D. attention
58. A. naturally B. politely C. simply D. happily
59. A. work B. brain C. appointment D. heart
60. A. friend B. grandparent C. adult D. teacher
I am a terrible dancer. I usually try to avoid situations where I would be expected to 16 However, I recently had to get over my 17 when my workmate 18 me to a traditional dance. I am 19 in Brittany in France where the people have a 20 regional (地域性的) identity. They even have their own 21 which is called Breton. Every couple of months, each town hosts their own 22 Breton dance called a Fest Deiz which is Breton for ‘day festival’ 23 it takes place during the day. They also host Fest Noz which means ‘night festival’ as it takes place in the 24 .
I really wanted to go to a Fest Deiz because I was 25 songs in the Breton language. The music was 26 and everyone except 27 was doing a special dance for each song. They were all very happy. Then I 28 that I should stop being nervous and join in with the dancing. The 29 who invited me taught me how to do a(n) 30 dance where everybody joined little fingers and danced in a circle. I found the steps quite difficult 31 it was really fun. My favourite part of the dance was seeing everyone, young and old, joining hands. I felt honored to be 32 in this special tradition. Perhaps more 33 I learnt that it is a(n) 34 idea to try something new, even if you are frightened. By saying yes, you could 35 _ something really special.
16 . A. sing B. dance C. talk D. teach
17. A. sadness B. disappointment C. regret D. fear
18. A. invited B. sent C. forced D. allowed
19. A. driving B. travelling C. studying D. working
20. A. wrong B. new C. strong D. different
21. A. writing B. music C. language D. culture
22. A. exciting B. traditional C. beautiful D. difficult
23. A. because B. so C. unless D. though
24. A. morning B. evening C. afternoon D. daytime
25. A. unsatisfied with B. prepared for C. interested in D. worried about
26. A. powerful B. excellent C. popular D. loud
27. A. me B. us C. them D. him
28. A. guessed B. expected C. realised D. agreed
29. A. neighbour B. teacher C. friend D. classmate
30. A. modern B. perfect C. easy D. special
31. A. and B. but C. if D. or
32. A.included B. found C. changed D. left
33. A.surprisingly B. pleasantly C. fortunately D. importantly
34. A. creative B. good C. stupid D. strange
35. A. experience B. choose C. imagine D.invent
The earthquake was over and the city was in ruins.
I had no choice but to walk home as all the 41 had stopped as a result of the quake. On my way home I 42 an old lady at a bakery shop giving out free bread, which made my heart 43. A man was holding a sign saying, “Please use our 44.” He was 45 his house for people to go to the restroom.
My friend, 46 wanted to be of help to others, stood in the cold with a sign “If you don’t 47 a motorcycle, I’ll be glad to drive you home.” And then I saw him pick up an old man and drive him all the way to a faraway place!
Then next day I drove to have my car 48. There was not enough 49 now and many gas stations were either closed or have very 50 lines. I got worried, since I was 51 fifteen cars. Finally, when my 52 came, the man smiled and said, “53 this situation, we are only giving $30 worth gas per person. Is that alright?” “54. It’s nice that we are all able to 55,” I said. His smile gave me so much comfort.
At the escape center I saw a man 56 when people brought food to him. It was the first time in three days that food had been brought to their center. However, after he cleaned up the tears, his next 57 surprised me. “I am very 58 that we are provided with food. But people in the city next to us haven’t 59 any food at all. Please go to that center as well.” Hearing that, I realized there was a bright future on the other side of this 60.
41.A. life B. business C. rescue D. traffic
42.A. noticed B. missed C. ignored D. caught
43.A. kind B. broken C. warm D. empty
44.A. hotel B. toilet C. hospital D. house
45.A. opening B. selling C. repairing D. building
46.A. who B. whom C. which D. he
47.A. buy B. care C. matter D. mind
48.A. used up B. taken up C. filled up D. washed away
49.A. gas B. information C. food D. water
50.A. direct B. fine C. long D. thin
51.A.behind B. between C. among D. beneath
52.A. time B. turn C. duty D. decision
53.A. Except for B. Together with C. Instead of D. Because of
54.A. Not at all B. Of course C. No way D. Never mind
55.A. share B. offer C. learn D. choose
56.A. crying B. eating C. smiling D. singing
57.A. ways B. roles C. words D. promises
58.A. sure B. grateful C. surprised D. proud
59.A. bought B. wasted C. prepared D. received
60.A. disaster B. chance C. city D. center
“I don't feel right about this,” I said to one of my cousins in a low voice. She nodded in 41 . Not wanting to be the first to touch the food, I waited for one of the older adults to start.
Thanksgiving usually meant 42 and full stomachs, however, this year was 43 . My family sat around the dinner table 44 at our feast. Everyone had a full plate, everyone except for Grandma. The treatment for throat cancer would 45 one of her great pleasures, eating. This was the first of many food-focused 46 to come. I could not imagine what it would be like to never taste 47 food again. My cousin Molly broke the 48 with a raise of her glass, “To Nat.” We all followed her lead. “Your 49 and strength encourage us all,” she continued. Grandma smiled, holding back her tears with great 50 . “Thank you. Please, please eat.” And with that, we all began to eat. Conversation broke 51 around the room while Grandma laughed and talked with us all. Cancer would take away her ability to eat, but not the gift of being the best hostess. The evening went on as 52 Thanksgivings do. By the time the night was over, I felt 53 to my family than ever before. I learned that we gather together on holidays not to eat rich feast, but to 54 and share with one another. We 55 my Grandmother’s courage, but we all learned a lesson in grace. In the years following, my Grandma 56 to create meals for family events. She told me once with a laugh, “I may not be able to eat, but I can 57 taste things.” With a 58 heart, Grandma prepared what she could not have for the only purpose of making us 59 . She inspired me to learn to cook and helped me find the 60 to make everything come together: love.
41. A. disappointment
42. A. songs
43. A. popular
44. A. aiming
45. A. take away
B. take in
C. take up
D. take down
46. A. plans
47. A. cheap
48. A. record
49. A. wish
50. A. efforts
51. A. into
52. A. necessary
53. A. farther
54. A. apologize
55. A. remembered
56. A. continued
57. A. still
58. A. careless
59. A. sad
60. A. sign
My day started just like all the other days for the past 15 years. While on the train for work, I always chose a seat away from the crowd, 41 I could read the newspaper in peace. Today the train was unusually 42 .With hesitation I sat down in the only seat available beside a middle-aged man with his head 43 , lost in thought.
Soon I found myself 44 why he didn’t even see me sitting next to him. I tried to 45 it, however, a 46 kept forcing me to talk to him.
I 47 came up with an excuse to ask him a question. He looked really 48 as he still had some tears rolling down his face though he attempted to 49 them away. I couldn’t describe how I felt seeing someone in so much 50 .
We talked for about 20 minutes and in the end he seemed to be 51 and thanked me for being an angel to take the time to 52 . I was glad I listened to the voice that day.
Several weeks had passed when I noticed a(n) 53 on my desk. It was not addressed to anyone and only had the word “Angel” written on it. Inside it was a letter from the man I met on the train 54 me again for talking to him and 55 his life that day.
In fact, he had so many very 56 personal problems that he was planning to end his 57 that day. In his letter he went on to explain that I was an angel to 58 him from taking his life. I don’t know what the voice was that made me take a chance and talk to a 59 but I do know that it made a 60 in someone’s life that day.
41. A. though B. so C. if D. unless
42. A. full B. slow C. modern D. early
43. A. up B. back C. down D. around
44. A. asking B. discovering C. accepting D. wondering
45. A. explain B. make C. repeat D. ignore
46. A. goal B. voice C. task D. person
47. A. patiently B. actually C. eventually D. sincerely
48. A. moved B. confused C. upset D. anxious
49. A. put B. throw C. send D. wipe
50. A. pain B. thought C. joy D. surprise
51. A. lower B. stronger C. better D. sadder
52. A. wait B. talk C. listen D. travel
53. A. note B. newspaper C. book D. envelope
54. A. showing B. thanking C. praising D. rewarding
55. A. costing B. improving C. changing D. saving
56. A. hurtful B. hopeful C. useful D. wonderful
57. A. trip B. life C. dream D. hope
58. A. prevent B. protect C. separate D. teach
59. A. seller B. driver C. stranger D. colleague
60. A. mistake B. decision C. difference D. Promise
At three, Chelsie Hill decided to become a dancer. She won her first competition at five and kept 41 through her school years. She made the high-school dance team and 42 seems to work for a career as a professional dancer. However, a 43 struck. After a party, Chelsie got in a car with a 44 driver who hit a tree at speed. She 45 , but lost her legs.
While most kids in her situation would 46 and cry, Chelsie told doctors that she wanted to dance, which 47 didn’t seem possible. During her long 48 , she saw a video of Auti Angel, a wheelchair-bound woman, performing hip-hop dancing, which made her believe she could 49 her dream. Nine months later, they met and 50 got on well. The next day she was accepted by Auti’s team.
Auti and three other wheelchair-bound dancers were 51 to star in a show about their lives. After hearing Chelsie’s story, they decided she would make a supporting 52 with her message about drunk driving. Chelsie began to perform in 2012, and her dancing 53 started, during which she met lots of women in 54 who wanted to dance. She decided to hold classes, but they couldn’t 55 her classes. So she started teaching online.
Since her 56 , Chelsie has been focusing on hip-hop dancing because it allows her to use her upper body to the 57 together with her new legs in routines. “Dance is dance 58you can walk or not. Dance doesn’t have a disability.” Chelsie says.
Although she has risen to 59 with her wheelchair dances, Chelsie hasn’t given up herhopes of walking again. She is constantly in the gym working hard to regain control of her60 body.
41. A. dancing B. learning C. competing D. fighting
42. A. something B. nothing C. everything D. anything
43. A. competition B. disaster C. challenge D. chance
44. A. exhausted B. anxious C. careless D. drunk
45. A. regretted B. awoke C. survived D. disappeared
46. A. get down B. break down C. cut down D. put down
47. A. obviously B. hopefully C. generally D. luckily
48. A. training B. cure C. injury D. recovery
49. A. control B. describe C. realize D. imagine
50. A. gradually B. instantly C. slowly D. suddenly
51. A. guided B. forced C. scheduled D. encouraged
52. A. proof B. character C. picture D. teacher
53. A. style B. learning C. period D. career
54. A. wheelchairs B. classes C. reality D. sadness
55. A. attend B. admire C. appreciate D. accept
56. A. relief B. accident C. birth D. childhood
57. A. full B. great C. good D. perfect
58. A. though B. when C. whether D. if
59. A. familiarity B. combination C. use D. fame
60. A. upper B. lower C. strong D. flexible