A group of graduates got together to visit their old university professor.
The conversation soon turned into complaints about 41 in work and life. To offer his guests coffee, the 42 went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and a variety of 43 — porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some 44 , some expensive, some delicate — telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students 45 a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said, “If you have 46 , all the nice-looking expensive cups have been taken up, 47 the plain and cheap ones. While it is 48 for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the 49 of your problems and stress.”
“Be assured that the cup itself adds no 50 to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even 51 what we drink.’’
“ 52 all of you really want is coffee, 53 the cup, but you 54 went for the best cups … And then you began 55 each other's cups.’’
“Now consider 56 : Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not determine, nor 57 the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we 58 to enjoy the coffee. 59 appreciate the coffee, not the cups! Don't let the cups 60 you ... enjoy the coffee instead.’’
It was in my high school science class. I was doing a task in front of the classroom with my favorite shirt on.
A __41 _ came.“Nice shirt，” I smiled from ear to ear. Then another voice said, “That shirt belonged to my dad.Greg's mother works for my family.We were going to __42__ that shirt away, but gave it to her __43__.” I was speechless. I wanted to hide.
I __44__ my shirt into the back of the closet and told my mom what had happened. She then dialed her __45__， “I will no longer work for your family，” she told him.That night, Mom told my dad that she couldn't clean anymore; she knew her life's __46__ was something greater.
The next morning she __47__with the personnel manager at the Board of Education. He told her that without a proper education she could not teach. So Mom decided to __48__ a university.
After the first year in college, she went back to the personnel manager.He said, “You are __49__ , aren't you? I think I have a __50__for you as a teacher's assistant.This opportunity deals with children who are mentally challenged with little or no chance of__51__.” Mom accepted the opportunity very __52__.
For almost five years, as a teacher's assistant, she saw teacher after teacher give up on the children and quit, feeling __53__.Then one day, the personnel manager and the principal __54__ in her classroom.The principal said，“We have watched how you __55__ the children and how they communicate with you and admire your hardworking __56__ over the last five years.We are all in __57__ that you should be the teacher of this class.”
My mom spent more than 20 years there. __58__ her career, she was voted Teacher of the Year.All of this came about because of the __59__ comment made in my classroom that day.Mom showed me how to handle __60__ situations and never give up.
41．A．noise B．voice C．sound D．tune
42．A. get B．take C．carry D．throw
43．A．otherwise B．anyhow C．instead D．actually
44．A．settled B．pushed C．sent D．put
45．A．teacher B．employer C．director D．adviser
46．A．support B．encouragement C．purpose D．victory
47．A．went B．stayed C．worked D．met
48．A．visit B．continue C．attend D．prepare
49．A．serious B．cautious C．careful D．responsible
50．A．career B．duty C．position D．part
51．A．learning B．judging C．obeying D．imagining
52．A．patiently B．eagerly C．successfully D．skillfully
53．A．upset B．frightened C．guilty D．ashamed
54．A．looked up B．went up C．took up D．showed up
55．A．believe B．protect C．treat D．receive
56．A．spirit B．intention C．action D．attempt
57．A．discussion B．argument C．disagreement D．agreement
58．A．At B．During C．On D．With
59．A．worthless B．thoughtless C．hopeless D．helpless
60．A．challenging B．different C．dangerous D．strange
I have always liked going to school. I enjoy learning new things and 51 new people there .I try to consider my school work 52 a challenge instead of an unpleasant duty . My parents have taught me the 53 of a good education and importance of 54 doing my best.
My father says that school is “the cradle(摇篮) of education ”. I think 55 is true . A student beginning school can be compared 56 a baby who is put into a cradle , where it begins 57 . In schools , the student begins his education , 58 will continue as long as he lives.
My school is not very large , but I think it is 59 . This year I’m studying maths ,English ,Chinese , science , history and geography _60__ college . My teacher is very strict. We study hard 61 class and always have homework . I’m learning more and more 62 . My best grades are in English 63 science . In fact ,my English teacher is encouraging me 64 my English studies after high school . She is my best and 65 teacher . She always has the time and the patience to help me when I have questions . I have great respect 66 her.
I believe a good education is one of the most 67 things a person can have . Although I take part in many social activities , my school work always comes 68 . And if a student has a positive (积极的) attitude about school ,he will enjoy it more and learn more 69 it . In the years to come he will be glad that he studies hard 70 in “the cradle of education ”.
51. A. recognizing B. know C. work with D. meeting
52. A. with B. as C. for D. like
53. A. cost B. price C. value D. duty
54. A. frequently B. always C. continue D. go on
55. A. which B. he C. that D. as
56. A. like B. as C. with D. to
57. A. growing B. crying C. sleeping D. learning
58. A. but he B. because he C. which D. that
59. A. excellent B. well C. bad D. expensive
60. A. as well as B. preparing C. as well D. to prepare for
61. A. in the B. in C. after D. before
62. A. on each day B. everyday C. day by day D. a day after a day
63. A. or B. but C. so is D. and
64. A. to continue B. going on C. for D. with
65. A. most favourite B. good C. old D. favorite
66. A. with B. of C. for D. on
67. A. important B. difficult C. interesting D. pleasant
68. A. last B. first C. earlier D. later
69. A. from B. of C. for D. through
70. A. after B. during C. while D. once
It was snowing 41 , and the wind was blowing the snow into great piles 42 the fences at the sides of the road. In some places the piles were so big 43 they were beginning to spread right across the road, but as long as cars 44 keep moving at a proper speed, they could still manage to 45 .
___46 , at one point on the mad there was a 47 bend in the mad. There the drivers had to be 48 skillful to avoid getting stuck.
At last, of course, there was one who was not skillful enough and who let his car stop on the comer. He 49 to drive in forward over the piles by speeding up, but the wheels slipped, and the car finished up deep in the snow and blocking the road.
The next car to reach the comer was 50 trouble too. The driver had been trying to 51 a good speed to avoid getting stuck, and he did not 52 the car blocking the road in front of him 53 he was almost on top of it. He put his brakes on hard 54 it slipped sideways into deep snow. Later, car after car came round the corner too fast to stop properly, and finished up in the deep snow. Before long, there were five cars stuck as the snow 55 to fall and almost covered them.
___56 , a neighbor saw what had happened and telephoned the local garage, 57 sent a truck to pull the cars out of the snow. The neighbor watched as the garage men 58 them out one by one. When they reached the car which had started all the 59 , the neighbor said to them, “You aren’t going to 60 that one, are you? That’s the one that has brought all this business to you today!”
41. A. gradually B. slightly C. quietly D. heavily
42. A. on B. against C. over D. about
43. A. when B. as C. that D. while
44. A. could B. should C. would D. must
45. A. get through B. break down C. pass by D. go back
46. A. Then B. Therefore C. However D. Still
47. A. gentle B. slow C. sharp D. broad
48. A. so B. very C. too D. even
49. A. managed B. failed C. agreed D. tried
50. A. on B. off C. in D. out of
51. A. keep up B. slow down C. pick up D. switch off
52. A. watch B. observe C. explore D. notice
53. A. when B. until C. after D. since
54. A. while B. and C. or D. for
55. A. stopped B. began C. happened D. continued
56. A. In all B. After all C. On time D. At last
57. A. who B. which C. what D. that
58. A. pulled B. picked C. left D. let
59. A. snow B. ruin C. trouble D. harm
60. A. move B. repair C. break D. wash
Nowadays it is found that school students seldom pay much attention to sports. Is it because they have no 21 in sports? It may not be the fact. They often say they have 22 more important things to do.
23 are these important things? Examinations! They have to 24 themselves for the most important School Certificates of Education Examination (毕业会考), and also to
25 with the tests and the exams in school. So many of them tend to 26 bookworms.
In the summer holidays of the former years they could do 27 they liked, but in the summer holidays of the 28 years, they have to 29 all their time to the preparation. So studies have 30 them form going in for sports.
Because of the pressure 31 their parents and teachers, they have to work harder and spend most of their time on books. Many parents 32 their children to pass this examination in order to get a stepping stone for higher studies or better jobs. As for the 33 themselves, they want to get good results so that they can 34 their studies in the universities. So it is necessary that they 35 up their school activities, especially sports.
Indeed, a complete education cannot go 36 physical training, for a quick mind seldom goes along with a 37 body. It is well said, “All work and no play 38 Jack a dull(迟钝的) boy.” In one word, without a strong body, you can never 39 anything, let alone（更不用说） a great success in 40 .111]
21. A. lesson B. time C. interest D. place
22. A. very B. some C. few D. other
23. A. What B. How C. Which D. Where
24. A. get B. prepare C. make D. ask
25. A. agree B. fight C. work D. deal
26. A. become B. have C. change D. grow
27. A. that B. nothing C. anything D. which1111]
28. A. this B. present C. last D. future
29. A. spend B. take C. cost D. give
30. A. separated B. divided C. stopped D. taken
31. A. from B. of C. in D. to
32. A. force B. let C. make D. want
33. A. parents B. teachers C. students D. examinations
34. A. develop B. further C. prove D. stop
35. A. keep B. put C. take D. give
36. A. for B. without C. with D. after
37. A. weak B. strong C. good D. bad
38. A. turns B. makes C. gets D. brings
39. A. receive B. do C. achieve D. accept
40. A. life B. exams C. training D. sports
In a class for adults, I gave the class homework. It was to go to someone you love and tell them you __41__ them. It has to be someone you have __42__ said those words to before or haven’t shared those words with for a long time.
The people in my class were all over 35.They had learned that it was not mature to express their __43__.So this was very __44__ for some of them.
At the beginning of our next class, I asked __45__ someone wanted to share his experience. A man raised his hand. He appeared quite __46__ and a bit shaken.
He began, “Dennis, I was very __47__ when you gave us this homework because I didn’t feel I had anyone to say those words to.__48__ on my way home, there was a voice which told me exactly who I needed to say ‘I love you’ to. You see, five years ago, my father and I had a serious __49__ and never resolved it since that time. We __50__ seeing each other unless we had to be at Christmas or other family gatherings. So last Tuesday by the time I got home I had __51__ myself I was going to tell my father I loved him.”
“The next day, I was at my parents’ house __52__ the doorbell. It was Dad who answered the door. I took one step in the door and said, ‘Dad, I just __53__ to tell you that I love you.’”
“It was as if a transformation came over __54__.Before my eyes his face softened, the wrinkles (皱纹) seemed to disappear and he began to cry. He __55__ and hugged me and said, ‘I love you too, son.’” “It was such a precious moment. But that’s not even my __56__.Two days after that visit, my dad, who had a heart attack and __57__ in hospital, unconscious.”
“So my __58__ to all of you in this class is this: Don’t __59__ to do the things you know need to be done.__60__ I had waited to tell my dad maybe I will never get the chance again！”
41．A. recognize B．respect C．appreciate D．love
42．A. ever B．never C．always D．regularly
43．A. emotions B．opinions C．thoughts D．worries
44．A. curious B．simple C．difficult D．boring
45．A. that B．what C．if D．why
46．A. angry B．moved C．calm D．annoyed
47．A. confused B．panicked C．satisfied D．delighted
48．A. So B．But C．Even if D．Even so
49．A. project B．discussion C．announcement D．disagreement
50．A. continued B．tried C．avoided D．enjoyed
51．A. reminded B．convinced C．excused D．adapted
52．A. knocking B．applying C．fixing D．ringing
53．A. came out B．came up C．came over D．came across
54．A .my dad B．my mom C．me D．us
55．A. accepted B．reached C．froze D．wandered
56．A. fact B．impression C．feeling D．point
57．A. made up B．set up C．ended up D．took up
58．A. message B．note C．report D．information
59．A.promise B．wait C．refuse D．forget
60．A. What if B．How come C．If only D．Now that
Youth sports teach kids to develop a winning state of mind as well as the ability to become
team leaders. Although having 36 is a major part of athletics, the only purpose of sports is to compete and create the 37 mentality (心态) people need in sports.
38 have the extremely hard task of getting their young athletes to learn how to play the sport and become disciplined, and ready to play the sport to the best of their ability. 39 , I was at my younger brother’s baseball game the other night and his team was 40
by five runs in the last part of the game. While most teams in this situation would be desperately trying to regain their 41 for bravery and will to fight, his team just seemed to slowly walk around, 42 sunflower seeds, and laugh at jokes made by teammates. I asked my brother after the game why everybody was so 43 about the loss and he said it was because some kid’s mom brought really good snacks.
Some parents have a 44 with coaches shouting at their child, as they hold the view
that if a child makes a mistake, it is the coach’s 45 to correct the problem. When parents get involved in telling the coach how to 46 the team, problems 47 . Some parents feel if they pay t heir money, they should have an equal 48 on how to coach the
team. In order to have a successful learning experience, the coach needs to feel like he can control his team and 49 the parents from having the last say. Without that, the coach feels as if he needs to 50 the parents by giving more playing time to their kids who
actually don’t 51 it.
With youth sport programs becoming less competitive, club teams are on the 52 . More teens can get an easier access to them. Club teams 53 more of what high school and junior high coaches are looking for, the competitive edge that is absolutely necessary in 54 . While having fun is important, skills and a 55 mentality is worth more in the world of sports.
21. A. fun B. dignity C. courage D. patience
22. A. social B. competitive C. healthy D. responsible
23. A. Coaches B. Parents C. Experts D. Headmasters
24. A. As a result B. In addition C. For example D. On the contrary
25. A. up B. below C. above D. down
26. A. scores B. goals C. spirits D. dreams
27. A. chew B. spit C. count D. swallow
28. A. worried B. happy C. serious D. casual
29. A. joke B. problem C. contact D. compromise
30. A. duty B. experience C. awareness D. turn
31. A. dismiss B. unite C. handle D. assess
32. A. stand out B. break out C. work out D. come out
33. A. say B. guidance C. response D. reward
34. A. protect B. defend C. excuse D. discourage
35. A. assist B. motivate C. please D. blame
36. A. want B. deserve C. value D. appreciate
37. A. way B. decline C. go D. rise
38. A. offer B. require C. seek D. preserve
39. A. academics B. sports C. exams D. competitions
40. A. risking B. controlling C. winning D. cooperating
Surfing：it's Not Just for Boys Anymore
If you asked high school girls to name their favorite sports，most would probably say basketball or volleyball．I happen to be one of the few girls who would 36 : surfing．But isn't that a boy thing? Some people 37 ．Most certainly not．
I started surfing about five years ago and 38 in love with the sport on the very first day. Riding that first 39 was the best feeling I had ever experienced．
When I try to 40 surfing with other things，I find it very difficult because, in my 41 ，there's nothing like it. It involves body, 42 ，and soul．There's sand between my toes and cool，salt water all 43 us. The feeling I get when I'm surfing across that 44 ，becoming one with the 45 ，is like I'm weightless．
The one thing I can 46 from surfing and not any other sport is endless challenge．You can never be the "best surfer" because the ocean 47 an uncountable variety of waves that nobody can ever master. The variations of surfing styles are wonderful．Some surfers are free and flowing；others are very aggressive（活跃有力的）and 48 . All of these things attract me to surfing and make it 49 from any other sport．
I've 50 to tell every girl I know to do something that people don't think girls can do. It's part of being human to advance to new 51 ，so shouldn't it be expected that girls should step up and start 52 the limits of things boys and men used to dominate（主宰）？
There're women 53 side by side with the President of our country，so why not side by side with the boys 54 the football team or out in the water surfing？Give girls a chance to 55 ，and they will．
36. A. tell B. answer C. give D. realize
37．A. wonder B. understand C. reply D. believe
38．A. stayed B．came C. dropped D. fell
39．A. wave B．storm C．sail D．boat
40. A. bring B. connect C. compare D. tie
41．A. work B. study C. holiday D. life
42．A. mind B．effort C．health D．time
43．A. along B. above C. around D. by
44．A. beach B．water C．board D．lake
45．A. sky B. world C. earth D. ocean
46．A. take B. get C. make D. keep
47．A. catches B．includes C．offers D．collects
48．A. sharp B. great C. hard D. calm
49．A. known B．right C. far D. different
50．A. chosen B．tried C. learned D. promised
51．A. levels B. points C. steps D. parts
52. A. reaching B. accepting C. pushing D. setting
53．A. sitting B. walking C. fighting D. working
54．A. of B．from C. on D. with
55．A. think B. succeed C. perform D. feel
Volunteering abroad comes with a bit of a social stigma(耻辱). From my 41 , this couldn’t be further from the truth. Volunteering isn’t so expensive that it’s only a 42 for the well-off. I spent 10 weeks volunteering in Arizona with America Conservation Experience(ACE), helping 43 America’s natural beauty.
The 44 was arranged through BUNAC, a work and volunteer organization. 45 it cost me around $1,000 — a sum which I 46 mostly by working part-time.
The self-indulgent(放纵自己的) image is 47 to overseas volunteer projects. However, the work can be 48 . I spent my time maintaining trails, building fences and carrying out projects in some of the national monuments of America. Summer temperatures in Arizona stay well above 35℃, 49 pleasant if you’re carrying 50kg of concrete for 10 hours at a time. And then there was the wildlife to deal with, which 50 my strength of character and made my 51 of the English household spider disappear.
52 do most people volunteer for? Probably they want to 53 things to the world. But in reality, you 54 just as much as the local communities and ecosystems you’re helping.
Spending 10 weeks in America’s most beautiful national parks and forests was 55 . I gained a far deeper 56 of the local environment than the average tourist, 57 ex-national park rangers(护林者) who knew 58 of the area’s history and ecosystem. But best of all, my 10 weeks were spent volunteering with young people from a mix of 59 — from Belgians to South Koreans. When I left Arizona, I returned home having made a lifelong 60 with people from around the world.
41． A.aspect B.experience C.impression D.observation
42． A.choice B.dream C.habit D.destination
43． A.explore B.develop C.preserve D.find
44． A.trip B.fund C.organization D.conference
45． A.In other words B.As a result C.In all D.On average
46． A.awarded B.sponsored C.invested D.covered
47． A.similar B.equal C.relevant D.close
48． A.easy-going B.hard-going C.interesting D.instructive
49． A.still B.never C.yet D.even
50． A.enriched B.challenged C.improved D.affected
51． A.fear B.curiosity C.frustration D.dislike
52． A.Why B.How C.Who D.What
53． A.take out B.give back C.make up D.bring in
54． A.succeed B.remember C.learn D.benefit
55． A.unreal B.unbearable C.unbelievable D.unforgettable
56． A.meaning B.appreciation C.understanding D.commitment
57． A.interviewing B.meeting C.inviting D.recording
58． A.perfectly B.partly C.naturally D.vividly
59． A.origins B.platforms C.cultures D.schools
60． A.campaign B.promise C.contest D.bond
We often say kids are blessed with endless creation, and that is a fact.
I remember reading a story about how a teacher 41 to inspire the students in her class. The story happened in a 42 class for students in a primary school. The teacher drew a lot of 43 on the blackboard. Then the 44 was raised by the teacher that what came to 45 when they caught the first sight of the white sheep.
The kids gave the teacher many answers. For example, some of them said the sheep 46 like white snow in winter. Others said they were like masses of marshmallow. It was a 47 that all the answers were denied (否定) by the teacher, for she was 48 someone could point out the sheep’s likeness to white clouds in the sky. 49 , all the kids failed to 50 the teacher’s goals.
Judging from the 51 from the teacher that the students lacked 52 , we can certainly point out that the teacher wasn’t well 53 to teach. She did not 54 the variety (多样化) of the answers provided by the students. According to the students, they did not know why their teacher 55 no to their answers.
I think I must be a 56 and qualified (合格的) mother. Let me show you how I try to 57 my kids. My elder son is very fond of Harry Potter. I 58 much buying him several Harry Potter costumes (服装). Now he is a high school student, who is found to be good at 59 . He founded a club and now the membership is 60 rapidly. They are very confident to stand out in the competition with their own costumes.
Of course, I am proud of my boy.
41. A. refused B. wished C. failed D. managed
42. A. drawing B. biology C. photography D. composition
43. A. pictures B. sheep C. clouds D. snow
44. A. voice B. hand C. question D. subject
45. A. mind B. life C. eyes D. imagination
46. A. fed B. felt C. looked D. ran
47. A. fact B. pity C. story D. joke
48. A. promising B. demanding C. waiting D. expecting
49. A. Unfortunately B. Surprisingly C. Undoubtedly D. Clearly
50. A. pass B. reach C. set D. find
51. A. lessons B. blame C. hopes D. manners
52. A. experience B. interest C. confidence D. creativity
53. A. foolish B. polite C. able D. strict
54. A. notice B. point C. expose D. catch
55. A. chose B. added C. gave D. said
56. A. loving B. imaginative C. responsible D. beautiful
57. A. praise B. inspire C. train D. cure
58. A. considered B. suggested C. spent D. enjoyed
59. A. designing B. performing
C. playing D. communicating
60. A. absorbing B. spreading C. changing D. increasing
Stealing? I guess we were stealing. But in our 13-year-old brains the matter of ownership 41 occurred to us. We just wanted to 42 some strawberries in Mr Jordan’s backyard. So we went 43 into his backyard.
When we started 44 his strawberries, all of a sudden Mr Jordan came outside.
“What are you boys doing out here?” he 45 and tried to grab one or two as my friends rushed past him, but they were too 46 for the older gentleman to seize, and all the boys except me disappeared within seconds.
Speed was never my 47 .So I could just stand there and 48 whatever punishment would surely come my way from Mr Jordan.
He marched me to my house and my mother criticized me. My friends gathered to celebrate their 49 and observe my capture. They 50 me about it for days afterwards, while all I could do was complain to my father about how 51 it was.
“I don’t think so,” Dad said. “You got the punishment you 52 .”
“But what about other guys?” I asked.
Dad said, “You can’t 53 what happens to other people. You can only 54 what happens to you. You picked Mr Jordan’s strawberries that night, and you were punished for it. To me, that is completely fair.”
Then I couldn’t 55 my father’s words. 56 through the years I knew what he talked about. We didn’t come to earth with a 57 that life would treat us fairly.
Like Dad said, the 58 thing we can actually 59 is what happens to us. How we choose to respond to what happens to us is truly the 60 by which the quality of our lives will be measured whether or not we think it happens fairly.
41.A.never B.ever C.often D.sometimes
42.A.see B.plant C.pick D.water
43.A.carelessly B.sadly C.secretly D.calmly
44.A.harvesting B.destroying C.treating D.facing
45.A.smiled B.shouted C.doubted D.added
46.A.stupid B.quick C.kind D.tall
47.A.character B.luck C.choice D.strength
48.A.deny B.judge C.admit D.accept
49.A.escape B.unit C.life D.holiday
50.A.helped B.teased C.blamed D.supported
51.A.illegal B.impractical C.unfair D.unnecessary
52.A.deserved B.observed C.wanted D.imagined
53.A.ignore B.expect C.conclude D.control
54.A.face B.lead C.devote D.refuse
55.A.mark B.improve C.understand D.discuss
56.A.And B.Or C.So D.But
57.A.guarantee B.direction C.question D.form
58.A.common B.obvious C.only D.easy
59.A.look at B.deal with C.dream of D.take away
60.A.standard B.view C.value D.purpose
Why do young adult children become independent so much later than they did in 1970，when the average age of independent living was 21? Why have reduced class sizes and increased per-pupil expenditures (花销）not 13 higher academic achievement levels? Why is the mental health of today’s kids so poor when 14 with that of children in the 1960s and before? Why do today’s 15 become defensive when told by teachers that their children have misbehaved in school?
The answer in two words: parental 16 . Those two words best summarize the 17 between “old” child raising and new, post-1960s parenting. Then, the overall philosophy was that parents were not to be 18 involved with their kids. They were available 19 crisis, but they stood a (an) 20 distance from their kids and allowed them to experience the benefits of the trial-and-error process. It was the child’s 21 , back then, to keep his or her parents from getting involved. That was 22 children learned to be responsible and determined.
Today’s parents help their kids with almost everything. These are parents who are 23 when it comes to an understanding of their purpose in their kids，lives. Their involvement leads them to personalize everything that happens to their kids; 24 , the defensiveness. But given that schools and mental health professionals have been pushing parent involvement for nearly four decades, the confusion and defensiveness are 25 .
University researchers analyzed three decades of data relating to parent participation in children’s academics. Their conclusions 26 what I’ve been saying since the 1980s: parental help with homework 27 a child’s academic achievement and is not reflected on standardized tests.
Parents who manage a child’s social life interfere with the 28 of good social skills. Parents who manage a child’s after-school activities grow kids who don’t know how to 29 their own free time. Parents who get involved in their kids, 30 with peers grow kids who don’t know how to avoid much less trouble.
These kids have anxieties and fears of all sorts and don’t want to leave their 31 . And their parents, when the time comes, don’t know how to 32 being parents. You can imagine what will become of their future.
13. A. counted on B. resulted in C. touched on D. taken in
14. A. associated B. linked C. compared D. matched
15. A. parents B. adolescents C. psychologists D. youths
16. A. assistance B. protection C. involvement D. preference
17. A. differences B. similarities C. choices D. relations
18. A. slightly B. passively C. highly D. fairly
19. A. in case of B. in spite of C. in view of D. in fear of
20. A. equal B. safe C. long D. short
21 A. fault B. turn C. job D. attitude[
22. A. when B. how C. why D. what
23. A. confused B. disappointed C. amazed D. satisfied
24. A. however B. still C. yet D. thus
25. A. unreasonable B. changeable C. understandable D. avoidable
26. A. confirmed B. convinced C. realized D. reflected
27. A. decides B. lowers C. helps D. stimulates
28. A. appearance B. performance C. establishment D. development
29. A. value B. devote C. fill D. save
30. A. communication B. conflicts C. cooperation D. competitions
31. A. home B. school C. career D. profession
32. A. start B. ignore C. consider D. stop
My kids and I were heading into the supermarket over the weekend. On the way, we spotted a man holding a piece of paper that said, “ __13__ my job. Family to Feed.”
At this store, a __14___ like this is not normal. My 10-year-old noticed him and make a __15____ on how bad it must be to have to stand ___16___ in the cold wind.
In the store, I asked each of my kids to __17__ something they thought our “friend” there would ___18___. They got apples, a sandwich and a bottle of juice. Then my 17-year-old suggested giving him a ___19____. I thought about it. We were ___20__ on cash ourselves, but… well, sometimes __21___ from our need instead of our abundance is ___22__ what we need to do! All the kids __23___ something they could do away with for the week.
When we handed him the bag of __24__, he lit up and thanked us with ___25__ eyes. When I handed him the gift card, saying he could use it for _26___his family might need, he burst into tears.
This has been a wonderful ___27__ for our family. For days the kids have been looking for others we can 28 ! Things would have played out so __29____ if I had simply said, “No, we really don’t have ___30___ to give more.” Stepping out not only helped a brother in __31___, it also gave my kids the __32____ taste of helping others. It’ll go a long way with them.
13. A. Changed B. Lost C. Finished D. Quit
14. A. place B. condition C. show D. sight
15. A. comment B. suggestion C. call D. decision
16. A. proudly B. outside C. angrily D. by
17. A. say B. draw C. pick D. arrange
18. A. supply B. order C. discover D. appreciate
19. A. job B. dollar C. gift card D. hot meal
20. A. low B. easy C. loose D. soft
21. A. saving B. giving C. begging D. spending
22. A. even B. yet C. just D. still
23. A. shared B. declared C. expected D. ignored
24. A. medicine B. toys C. clothes D. food
25. A. watery B. sleepy C. sharp D. curious
26. A. whatever B. whoever C. whenever D. whichever
27. A. example B. experience C. adventure D. message
28. A. respect B. rely on C. help D. learn from
29. A. vividly B. suddenly C. perfectly D. differently
30. A. power B. time C. money D. patience
31. A. love B. fear C. memory D. need
32. A. sweet B. strong C. simple D. strange
Many students often say that they don't have “ enough time” to do all their schoolwork.
My 13 is often brief, “You have as much time as the president.” I usually carry on a bit about there being twenty-four hours in the day for 14 , and suggest that “not enough time” is not an 15 explanation of not getting something 16 .
17 in graduate school, I tried to prove to one of my professors 18 saying that I was working hard. His answer to me was, “That's irrelevant. 19 is important is the 20 of your work. ” Since then I have had time to think carefully about the 21 of “ hard worker” ,and I have come to some 22 — all relevant to the problem of how much time we have.
If you analyze the matter, you can identify two parts of the problem: There is, 23 , the matter of “ time” , which we can think of as 24 . Then there is the problem of “work” during that time. But, as my professor suggested, it's not how hard one works 25 the quality of the product that's important.
That led me to a new idea: the quality of the work. That 26 is perhaps best explained by a sign I once saw on the wall in someone's office: “Don't work harder. Work smarter. ”There are a lot of 27 in that idea.
If you can't get more time, and few of us can, the only solution is to improve the quality of the work. That means thinking of 28 to get more out of the same time than we might otherwise get. That should lead us to an analysis of our working habits. Since “work” for students usually means “homework”, the expression “working” habits should be read as “ 29 habits”.
Then, as a smart student, you will 30 to improve those skills that you use in study, 31 reading and writing. If you learn to read better and write better, there are big benefits that 32 in all your studies.
13．A．question B．reply C．idea D．key
14．A． anything B．someone C．everyone D．nobody
15．A．acceptable B．strange C．surprising D．demanding
16．A．done B．worked C．found D．started
17．A．Since B．Just C．Once D．Ever
18．A． upon B．in C．on D．by
19．A．What B． That C．Whether D．If
20．A．quantity B．amount C．quality D．number
21．A．stick B．trick C．stage D．track
22．A．constructions B．contributions C．concentrations D．conclusions
23．A．as a result B．in fact C．of course D．as a whole
24．A．fixed B．devoted C．occupied D．advanced
25．A．so B． nor C．but D．and
26．A．decision B．concept C．explanation D．solution
27．A．results B．skills C． powers D．senses
28．A．forms B．fortune C．ways D．approaches
29．A．studying B．living C．thinking D．sleeping
30．A．seek B．request C．inquire D．demand
31．A．briefly B．chiefly C．actually D．occasionally
32．A．pay off B．turn down C．pay for D．turn over
A Young Man Learns What’s Most Important in Life
In his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and little to spend with his wife and son.
One day, his mother phoned him and told him that his old 41 , Mr. Belser, had died. She asked if Jack would attend the funeral. Jack remembered 42 some of his childhood days with his old neighbor. It had been so long since Jack had thought of him. He 43 thought Mr. Belser had died years before.
Jack’s mother said, “He didn’t forget you. When I saw him, he’d ask 44 you were doing. He’d remember the many days you spent at his home. After your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man’s 45 in your life.”
“He taught me carpentry（木工手艺）,” Jack said. “I wouldn’t be in this business if it weren’t for him. He spent a lot of time 46 me important things. I’ll be there for the funeral.”
Mr. Belser’s funeral was 47 .He had no children and most of his relatives had died.
That night, after he returned home, Jack and his mom 48 the old house next door. The house was 49 as Jack remembered.
Jack told his mom that there was a small gold box that Mr. Belser kept 50 on top of his desk. He had asked a thousand times what was inside, 51 Mr. Belser only said “The thing I value most.” It was 52 . The house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser 53 had taken it.
“Now I’ll never know what was so 54 to him,” Jack said.
Two weeks after Mr. Belser died, Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. “Signature requested on a package. Please 55 by the main post office.”
Next day Jack collected the package. The return address 56 his attention: “Mr. Harold Belser”.
Jack opened the package. Inside was the gold box and an envelope.
“Upon my death, please 57 this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It’s the thing I valued most in my life.” Jack 58 opened the box.
Inside he found a simple pocket watch and also these words 59 to it, “Jack, thanks for your time! –Harold Belser.”
“My god! The thing he valued most was … my time,” He couldn’t believe it.
Immediately he called 60 his appointments for the next two days, because he needed some time to spend with his family.
41. A friend
42. A working
43. A honestly
44. A when
45. A help
46. A giving
47. A big
48. A came
49. A possibly
50. A buried
51. A so
52. A dear
53. A wife
54. A valuable
55. A stop
56. A gathered
57. A give
58. A casually
59. A attached
60. A on
I used to be a very self-centered person，but in the past two years I have really changed. I have started to think about other people __41__ I think about myself. I am happy that I am becoming a __42__ person.
I think my __43__ started when I was at Palomar College. At first，I just wanted to get my __44__ and be left alone. I thought I was smarter than everyone else，so I hardly ever __45__ to anyone in my classes. By the end of my first semester（学期），I was really __46__.It seemed as if everyone but me had made friends and was having fun. So I tried a(n)__47__.I started asking people around me how they were doing，and if they were having trouble I __48__ to help. That was really a big __49__ for me. By the end of the year，I had several new friends，and two of __50__ are still my best friends today.
A bigger cause of my new __51__，however，came when I took a parttime job at Vista Nursing Home. One old lady there who had Alzheimer's disease became my __52__.Every time I came into her room，she was so __53__ because she thought I was her daughter. Her real daughter never __54__ her，so I took her place. She let me __55__ that making others feel good made me feel good too. When she died，I was __56__，but I was also very grateful to her.
I think I am a much __57__ person today than I used to be，and I hope I will not __58__ these experiences. They have __59__ me to care about other people more than about myself. I __60__ who I am today，and I could not say that a few years ago.
Kites, Kids, and the 2 Necessities for Success
Fall has finally arrived and nobody is more excited than those of us in Arizonal Last weekend the cooler weather rolled in with a lot of cool wind. So we celebrated by 41 kites with the kids. 42 the kites soared higher and higher, my oldest son had a great 43 .
" Let's cut the string and watch it fly away ! " I tried to 44__to him that it might not work the way he was hoping but he was 45 that we needed to cut the string.
46 an opportunity to teach a life lesson, I 47 .We cut the rope and to my son’s sadness, the kite 48 drifted straight down to the ground.
When I turned around, my son had a look of 49 0n his face.
“ What happened ! !" he said.
On our way back to the house, l explained to him that 50 need two important things to fly: the string, and the wind. When we talk about success in life, we often talk about dreaming 51 and then going after those dreams. While that is 52 ,you will only be able to achieve those dreams if you are disciplined and 53 the natural laws of success. While discipline will get you 54 the ground , the wind is what will make you soar. What is the wind? The wind represents hardship and criticism(批评). 55 sends us them to test our strength of our determination and our 56 for our dreams. The wind will blow you over or lift you higher, 57 0n what you are made of.
As you chase your dreams, don't forget to 58 yourself with the string of self-discipline and then turn your face into the wind and let it carry you to new 59 . The only two things you can 60 are your attitude and your effort.
41. A. making B. flying C. striking D. decorating
42. A. While B. As C. Though D. Since
43. A. memory B. sight C. heart D. idea
44. A. explain B. appeal C. apologize D. show
45. A. confident B. aware C. stubborn D. afraid
46. A. Missing B. Seeing C. Offering D. Choosing
47. A. wondered B. hesitated C. sighed D. agreed
48. A. slowly B. magically C. strangely D. constantly
49. A. excitement B. puzzlement C. fear D. expectation
50. A. birds B. clouds C. kites D. leaves
51. A. distant B. realistic C. sweet D. big
52. A. correct B. active C. believable D. ambitious
53. A. study B. follow C. confirm D. make
54. A. on B. above C. off D. from
55. A. IJife B. Wind C. Discipline D. Fate
56. A. search B. gift C. plan D. passion
57. A. insisting B. focusing C. carrying D. depending
58. A. limit B. present C. guide D. behave
59. A. places B. scenes C heights D. bases
60. A. possess B. control C. appreciate D. gain
Do you know what kind of things the young people are reading? More and more 1 and parents have noticed another kind of __2 , which came from the printed papers __3___ on the streets.
These printed things 4 newspapers but have hardly 5 to do with them, you can only find reading materials badly made up there--- some are too strange for anyone to__6 _ ; others are____7 stories of something___8 ．However, many of the young readers are getting interested in such___9 reading, which___10 them what they should pay for their breakfast and brings them nightmares and___11 ideas in return. Homework was left___12 ；daily games lost．
These sellers shout on streets selling their papers well．The writers，publishers and printers,
_13 they are，we never know are 14 their silent money． The sheep-skinned wolfs story seems to have been forgotten once again．Why not 15 this kind of things? Yes， 16 the teachers and parents have asked each other for more strict control of the young readers．_17 ，the more you want to forbid it，__18 they want to have a look at it. __19 you may even find out several children，driven by the curious natures，__20 one patched paper which has traveled from hand to hand．
1. A．readers B．writers C．teachers D．students
2. A．result B．effect C．education D．pollution
3. A．found B．sold C．given D．shown
4. A．appear B．seem as C．look like D．are
5. A．nothing B．anything C．something D．everything
6. A．get B．find C．believe D．know
7. A．puzzling B．pleased C．worried D．frightening
8. A．too bad B．still worse C．even better D．very good
9. A．poisonous B．wonderful C．interesting D．useless
10. A．takes B．uses C．costs D．pays
11. A．ordinary B．immoral(邪恶的) C．valuable D．unpunished
12. A．undone B．unknown C．much D．less
13. A．who B．what C．whoever D．which
14. A．using B．making C．spending D．losing
15. A．allow B．forbid C．separate D．1eave
16. A．neither B．some C．most D．both
17.A．Happily B．Luckily C．Unfortunately D．Badly
18. A．the less B．So that C．the more D．as though
19. A．Seldom B. Always C．Sometimes D．Hardly
20. A．find B．share C．get D．hold
“What r u doing? I'm waiting 4 u．” It is a _18__ thing to see teenagers tapping away on their mobile phones. But parents and teachers are 19_ that a “lost generation” may grow up with great technology skills, but be unable to __20__.
The Qilu Evening News, in Shandong Province, has reported that parents of primary school students are facing a huge __21__ in getting their children to improve their handwriting. Schools have set _22_ special handwriting classes for pupils. In a(n) _23_ of text messages, 24， computer games and Microsoft World, is it any _25_ that teens view handwriting as oldfashioned as tying your feet with a long strip of cloth?
I learnt to write_ 26_ I was five years old. Armed with a big pencil, I __27__ to make sense of the alphabet. Being able to __28__ through writing proves that we have the ability for thinking intelligently, __29__ us from animals.
Okay, so most teenagers will not be able to write in a few years. What's the big __30__？
Well, using a keyboard all the time may be affecting the shape of your hands. A new study __31__recently in Shandong __32__ the under 25s has shown that thumbs are taking over from other fingers as the hand's most flexible and strong fingers.
The Chinese __33_ view handwriting as an indication of a person's __34_. Calligraphy(书法) has __35_ been an important part of Chinese culture, but today its future is __36_. Before we lose our skills altogether, _37_ that a letter written by hand is worth a thousand times more than a quick email.
18．A. simple B. common C. foolish D. special
19．A. shocked B. disappointed C. ashamed D. worried
20．A. speak B. read C. write D. listen
21．A. hardship B. challenge C. project D. task
22．A. in B. out C. up D. down
23．A. period B. world C. time D. age(时代)
24．A. emails B. telephones C. videos D. radios
25．A. reason B. wonder C. fun D. chance
26．A. when B. until C. since D. while
27．A. realized B. wanted C. struggled D. continued
28．A. think B. communicate C. feel D. tap
29．A. dividing B. lifting C. separating D. freeing
30．A. fear B. benefit C. advantage D. deal
31．A. picked out B. found out C. worked out D. carried out
32．A. on B. to C. for D. by
33．A. normally B. traditionally C. officially D. proudly
34．A. skill B. deed C. hobby D. character
35．A. always B. still C. sometimes D. even
36．A. bright B. Amazing C. uncertain D. different
37．A. remember B.enjoy C. choose D. learn
I grew up in a tiny Baltimore row house in a faraway mountain area. My parents 41 the necessities of life 42 they couldn’t give much more. If I asked my father 43 a pair of jeans, he would say, “If you want them, make the money and buy them 44 From age 12 on , I did part-time jobs after school.
When I__46__from high school, I joined the navy. Soon I was in a boot camp(新兵训练营)at Parris Island, S. C., where I learned that life in the navy centered around completing daily __47__ . These could be anything from cleaning the camp to conducting mock(模拟的)battles. Completing these tasks successfully__48__ discipline, team-work and responsibility. It didn't__49__whether you were black, white or Asian; everyone worked together for the__50__of the company.
I went__51__to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and later became an officer in the navy. The part of my job I__52__most was the consultation(咨询) meeting I__53__with the family members of the men and women in my__54__,trying to help them deal with the long periods of__55__. These proved popular and word of them spread.__56__I was being asked to give encouraging__57__to business groups, educators and kids across the country.
But I consider the boot camp my first real __58__, and my life is still guided by the __59___ lessons I learned there. It taught me discipline, friendship and the pride related to setting a task every day and working hard to __60__it.
41. A. provided B. got C. made D. bought
42. A. while B. but C. so D. or
43. A. about B. with C. for D. of
44. A. themselves B. ourselves C. yourself D. myself
45. A. pay B. find C. produce D. afford
46. A. came B. returned C. escaped D. graduated
47. A. drills B. tasks C. exercises D. reports
48. A. included B. asked C. required D. met
49. A. matter B. mean C. exist D. work
50. A. good B. boss C. rest D. right
51. A. out B. on C. away D. off
52. A. took B. hated C. enjoyed D. did
53. A. ended B. began C. continued D. held
54. A. charge B. situation C. position D. choice
55. A. lessons B. meetings C. training D. separation
56. A. Long before B. Before long C. As usual D. Once again
57. A. performances B. descriptions C. speeches D. gifts
58. A. vacation B. place C. job D. travel
59. A. important B. bitter C. normal D. difficult
60. A. gain B. achieve C. show D. match