Growing up is not always easy. When we face difficulties, a spirit of depending on _ 41 is more useful than crying for help. That’s what Hong Zhanhui’s story of growing from boy to man 42 family hardship tells us.
Hong was born in 1982 in a poor family in Xihua County(县), Henan Province. When he was only 11, his father became badly ill and one day he came back with an unwanted baby 43 . A year later, Hong’s mother 44 home. She no longer wanted to live such a poor life and face her sick husband. So everything hard fell onto the young boy’s 45 : to take care of his father and the younger sister Chenchen, and to go on to study.
Although his life was hard, Hong didn’t go away from his father and sister. He took several part-time jobs to 46 his family. He climbed tall trees to get birds’ eggs for his sister. He walked 2 hours at weekends to the market to 47 different things to sell around his school. A few years later, he studied at a college. To take care of Chenchen, he worked hard to 48 a room near his college for her, and sent her to school.
After Hong’s story went 49 , he became a hero in people’s eyes. But Hong ___50___ offers from others. He said he felt encouraged by kind offers, but he could depend on his own work.
Through his hard life, he has grown up from boy to man.
( ) 41. A. parents B. friends C. yourself D. God
( ) 42. A. out of B. into C. without D. with
( ) 43. A. dog B. cat C. girl D. boy
( ) 44. A. left B. arrived C. went D. came
( ) 45. A. back B. shoulders C. head D. body
( ) 46. A. help B. save C. protect D. feed
( ) 47. A. make B. buy C. produce D. collect
( ) 48. A. build B. borrow C. rent D. share
( ) 49. A. public B. clear C. by D. far
( ) 50. A. accepted B. asked C. received D. refused
Anne is a newspaper reporter. She chose this _ 56 so she could travel around the world. The work has taught her many unforgettable lessons. She has seen wars, earthquakes and death. But she has 57 seen courage, hope and happiness.
Last year, she won an award for her reporting in Africa. She was very proud 58 it. At first, she thought she got the award because of her good work. But then she realized that she should thank many other people for 59 help. Anne was born in Jamaica. Her family was not poor, but it was not 60 ,
either. Her parents had to 61 hard so that she could go to school. At school, Anne was not a good student, 62 she enjoyed writing because her English teacher said, “Anne, you are a wonderful 63 .” The teacher encouraged her all the time. Later, Anne went to university in Canada and then 64 for a job. It was very difficult. Then, one day, she went to see the editor of a newspaper in Ottawa. The editor gave her a job. “Everyone needs a 65 at first.” He said.
56. A. book B. job C. sweater D. picture
57. A. still B. never C. also D. only
58. A. to B. of C. for D. from
59. A. my B. his C. our D. their
60. A. rich B. new C. small D. big
61. A. study B. walk C. work D. play
62. A. but B. if C. because D. so
63. A. farmer B. nurse C. doctor D. writer
64. A. looked B. made C. joined D. found
65. A. ticket B. hobby C. chance D. habit
Mr. Black was over fifty years old. He sometimes made some mistakes in his work, and he lost his work. So he had__41___time every day to do something. Then he often met his old friends under a big tree. They had drunk there and _ 42___ anything they liked.
One day, some old men were sitting together again and talking about young people in this world .They all agreed that the old people were_43____than young people. Then one of the old __44___ said that young men were stronger than old men.
__45___of them agreed that this was true, _46__ Mr. Black didn't. He said "No, I am as strong now as when I was a young man." His friends were surprised ___47___what he said.
"Well." said Mr. Black. "Near" my house there is a big stone. When l was a young man, l used ____48___ to move it. but l couldn't because l was not ___ 49____ I am an old man now , and when I try to move it, I still _____ . So I am as strong as when I was young.”
41. A .many B. a lot C. lots of D. lot
42. A. talked for B. talked to C. talked with D. talked about
43. A. clever B. cleverer C. cleverest D. a clever
44. A. man B. woman C. men D. women
45. A. All B. None C. Both D. Neither
46. A. so B. or C. and D. but
47. A. at B. to C. of D. on
48. A. trying B. try C. to try D. to trying
49. A. strong enough B. enough strong C. weak enough D. enough weak
50. A. can B. can’t C. could D. couldn’t
Lang Lang is a world-class young pianist who grew up in Shenyang. He went to a piano school in Beijing when he was just eight. "You need fortune (运气)," his father said. "But 41 you work hard, no fortune will come."
What made him sad was that his piano teacher in Beijing didn't like him. "You have no 42 . You will never be a pianist." As an eight-year-old boy, Lang Lang was badly 43 . He decided that he didn't want to be a pianist any more. For the next two weeks he didn't touch the piano. Wisely (明智地) his father didn't 44, but wait.
Luckily, the day came when his teacher asked him to play some holiday songs. He didn't want to, but as he placed his fingers on the piano keys, he 45 he could show other people that he had the ability to do it well. That day he told his father that he wanted to 46 with a new teacher. From that point on, everything turned around. He started 47 competitions. In the 1994 International Young Pianists Competition when it was announced that Lang Lang had won, he was too 48 to hold back his tears. Soon it was clear that he couldn't stay in China forever—he had to play on the world's big stages. In 1997 Lang Lang 49 again, this time to Philadelphia, U. S.
There he spent two years practicing and by 1999 he had worked hard enough for fortune to take over. After his 50 performance at Chicago's Raviniu Festival, gigs(演奏会) in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall started pouring in. Lang Lang finally worked to reach the place where fortune spots (找到) him, and lets him shine.
41. A. if B. unless C. when D. since
42. A. piano B. knowledge C. fortune D. talent
43. A. hurt B. ill C. broken D. scared
44. A. hear B. push C. eat D. sleep
45. A. realized B. explained C. forgot D. noticed
46. A. argue B. dance C. study D. interview
47. A. winning B. beating C. watching D. refusing
48. A. annoyed B. mad C. tired D. excited
49. A. started B. left C. moved D. performed
50. A. helpful B. meaningful C. successful D. useful
King Akbar was in the habit of putting riddles and puzzles to his people. He often asked 36 which were strange. His people had to use words in a 37 way to answer these questions.
Once he asked a very strange question. He looked at his people. 38 he looked, one by one the heads began to hang low in search of an answer. It was at this moment that Birbal entered the palace. Birbal 39 the habit of the king. He understood the 40 at once and asked, "May I know the question so that I can 41 for an
Akbar said, "How many crows (乌鸦)are there in this city?" 42 even a moment's thought, Birbal replied "There are fifty thousand five hundred and eighty nine crows, my lord". "How can you be so 43 ?” asked Akbar.
Birbal said, "Make you men 44 , My lord. If you find more crows it means some have come to visit their relatives(亲戚) here. If you 45 crows it means some have gone to visit their relatives elsewhere".
Akbar was pleased very much by Birbal's wise answer.
( )36. A. questions B. help C. promise D. advice
( ) 37. A. common B. friendly C. Clever D. silent
( ) 38. A. Though B. Because C. If D. As
( ) 39. A. knew B. developed C. hated D. doubted
( ) 40. A. order B. Information C. Danger D. situation
( ) 41.A.ask B. wait C. try D. reach
( ) 42. A. Before B. Without C. Through D. In
( ) 43. A. smart B. brave C. fanny D sure
( ) 44 A. catch B. discuss C. count D. visit
( )45. A. fewer B. larger C. faster D. older
The most positive(乐观的)person I have ever seen is my dad! He is so positive that I do not ___46___hearing a single word from him which is related (相关的) to hopelessness!
Unlike most mums and dads, my dad never says things that make me feel___47___. He is always there to give me encouragement and help. ___48___1 do wrong things, he always tells me what's right in a positive way. For example, if I am in___49___, he often tells me to open the books he bought me. Then he asks me to read the___50___that can help me with the problems I'm facing. After that, we have a___51___together.
Even though I'm not always a good kid, my dad___52___shouts or gets angry with me. I know that he's___53___ a day—a day when I grow up and understand things in my life.
I can see the reason that he is so positive is because he believes in___54___.And he believes that whatever___55___, it is under control. So we have nothing to worry about. Be positive!
46. A. mind B. keep C. like D. remember
47. A. good B. bad C. rich D. poor
48. A. When B. Until C. Before D. Since
49. A. fear B. trouble C. surprise D. danger
50. A. titles B. orders C. stories D. questions
51. A. discussion B. practice C. meeting D. review
52. A. usually B. ever C. sometimes D. never
53. A. looking for B. worrying about C. waiting for D. thinking about
54. A. itself B. myself C. himself D. yourself
55. A. moves B. happens C. appears D. develops
Mr. Smith is a successful man. He is very rich. He lives in
a big city now. Last month he came back to his hometown. 41 people
knew him, because be left there when he was a child. And when be stopped near a 42 house, he saw an old woman sitting in the sun enjoying
herself. Her 43 were closed and she didn't notice there was a man
looking at her carefully.
"Aunt," Mr Smith called out, “Aunt!”
The old woman didn't believe her nephew (侄子）had come to see her. She was very glad and excited. Tears (泪水) 44 her face. Thirty years! It was for thirty years that she hadn't seen him. As a 45 boy in the small village, he was always hungry and had little food to eat. So he went to city to find a 46 . He didn't come back after that. So he couldn’t see his parents and his aunt 47 .
Mr Smith had only a holiday. He asked some neighbors to repair his Mint's small old home. He never forgot his teacher, Mt Green, who often helped him 49 be got into trouble. So he went to the school.
“ 50 I see Mr. Green, sir? ” he asked an old man at the school gate(门口).
“Oh, sorry, you can’t.” answered the man.
“But why? What happened to him?”
“He died two years ago!”
Mr. Smith felt very sad when he heard the news. What a pity! He could never say thanks to Mr. Green.
41. A. Many B. Lots of C. A few D. Few
42. A. small B. big C. nice D. beautiful
43. A. eye B. mouth C. eyes D. mouths
44. A. run down B. ran down C. run away D. ran away
45. A. twelve-year-old B. twelve-years-old
C. twelve years old D. twelve year old
46. A. work B. jobs C. job D. works
47. A. any longer B. no longer C. not more D. no more
48. A. week B. week's C. weeks D. weeks’
49. A. where B. how C. when D. while
50. A. Can B. Shall C. Will D. Must
It was my first day at Grade 6. And the first lesson was 41 English. When I was doing nothing, Mr. Gough, our new English teacher, 42 into the classroom.
To my surprise, he held up a book, The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, and asked if anyone 43 it . I put my hand up ,because Poe was my favorite writer .Mr. Gough asked if I really understood 44 the author tried to say in his book .My reply made him smile ,and he asked me 45 an essay on that subject.
After that, English classes became a new interest for me .Mr. Gough thought that students had to 46 a play to understand it. “Don’t just read it,” he said.
As time passed ,we developed a real friendship .He encouraged me to be a 47 in the future .When I left school ,he said to me ,“You have a gift for writing, Tony ,and one day you’ll come to realize how 48 it is .Make use of it if you want your life to be compete .” 49 have passed .Now every time I sit down to write 50 ,I think Mr. Gough . He was more than just an English teacher, because he also taught me useful lessons in life.
41. A. boring B. bored C. interesting D. interested
42. A. walks B. walked C. was walking D. is walking
43. A. reads B. read C. has read D. had read
44. A. if B. when C. what D. how
45. A. wrote B .writing C. to write D. written
46. A. work out B. act out C. put out D. come out
47. A. teacher B. actor C. waiter D. writer
48. A. useful B. beautiful C. careful D. thankful
49. A. A year B. Some year C. Years D. Every year
50. A. anything new B. something new C. new anything D. new something
Tambun Gediu, now badly hurt and staying in hospital, says it was his wife that saved his life from the mouth of a tiger.
“I was __41__ a rabbit in the forest not far from my home and was ready to catch it when I saw the __42__. That’s when I realized that I was being followed,” said Mr. Gediu. The tiger jumped at Mr. Gediu at once. He stood there with great __43__ so that he did not know what to do for a moment, and then he tried __44__ a tree to keep away from the animal, __45__ was pulled down by the tiger.
His wife, 55—year—old Han Besau, who was in the kitchen, heard the noise, realizing it was coming from the__46__ where her husband was looking for rabbits and she__47__ the nearest “weapon(武器)” —a wooden ladle（长柄勺）—rushed out of the __48__ and into the nearby forest. Seeing her husband __49__ hard to stop the tiger tearing（撕裂）him to pieces, she ran __50__ at the animal, shouting at the top of her voice and hitting its head with the ladle until it ran off.
Tambun had to wait more than 10 hours before he could be taken to hospital in the nearest town, Gerik, because his village was very far.
It was the first time that a tiger had come at someone in the village.
41. A. cooking B. following C. feeding D. drawing
42. A .rabbit B. tree C. weapon D. tiger
43. A. fear B. fun C. attention D. surprise
44. A cutting B. finding C. catching D. climbing
45. A. or B. so C. but D. and
46. A. area B. market C. town D. village
47. A. picked up B. dressed up C. made up D. set up
48. A. hospital B. bedroom C. kitchen D. bathroom
49. A. thinking B. fighting C. waiting D. running
50. A. seriously B. luckily C. carefully D. quickly
It's very common to meet different people in public places.
When I was 12 years old, l got a small job in a 16 . On my first day at work，I didn't come home for lunch. When I came home at night, Mum asked, "How did you 17 your
lunch, dear?" I answered, "I made some new friends in the supermarket, twin brothers, their mom and dad. They were my customers. They invited me 18 lunch."
Mum was happy that I had made new friends but she wanted to know what kind of 19 they might be.
Several days later, I asked my friends to come to the supermarket where I worked 20 let Mum meet them. Mum was very 21 to find out that the twin brothers were joined at the chest(胸部). She felt very strange because I didn’t tell her about that before.
When Mom asked me about this, I said, “I know that, too. But do you know that their mom has to make all clothes because it’s 22 difficult to find anything to fit them? They are also good 23 . That day, Joe, the one on the right, made me noodles for lunch.” When Mom saw the twins, she must have thought how strange they 24 . But to me, what I cared about was that they had difficulty 25 clothes and they were good cooks.
16. A. supermarket B. post office C. factory D. bank
17. A. find B. make C. manage D. eat
18. A. at B. for C. after D. before
19. A. men B. boys C. boys D. people
20. A. and B. but C. or D. so
21. A. surprised B. excited C. interested D. disappointed
22. A. so B. very C. too D. really
23. A. friends B. singers C. workers D. cooks
24. A. smelled B. looked C. felt D. sounded
25. A. selling B. making C. wearing D. buying
When I was 13 years old, a boy gave me an important gift. It was a__26___. It was the early autumn of my first year at a junior high school and my old school was far away___27____, no one knew who I was. I was very lonely and afraid to make friends with___28___.
Every time I heard the other students talking and laughing. I___29____my heart break. I couldn’t talk to anyone about my problem, and I didn’t want my parents to__30____me. Then one day, my classmates talked happily with their friends, but I sat my desk___31___ as usual. At that moment, a boy entered the classroom. I didn’t know who he was. He passed me and then turned back. He __32____me and without a word, smiled.
Suddenly I felt the touch of something bright and friendly. It__33___me feel happily, lively and warm. That smile changed my life. I started to talk with the other students and made friends. Day by day, I became closer to everyone in my class. The boy with the lucky smile __34____ my best friend now.
I believe that the world at what you think it is. If you think you are lonely, you might always be alone. So smile at the world and it will ____35__.
26. A. smile B. magazine C. box D. Camera
27. A. As usual B. As a result C. The same as D. Such as
28. A. someone B. everyone C. anyone D. nobody
29. A. tasted B. smelled C. feared D. felt
30. A. hear about B. talk about C. care for D. worry about
31. A. slowly B. politely C. unhappily D. naturally
32. A. listened to B. looked at C. took pride in D. rushed at
33. A. made B. led C. offered D. threw
34. A. has become B. became C. become D. is becoming
35. A. look back B. come back C. turn back D. smile back
Mr. and Mrs. Green were very worried about their son, Leo. He seemed to be dumb 51 he was normal in every other way. Mr. and Mrs. Green tried everything to get him to 52 , but with no success. When Leo was six years old, the best doctors in the town 53 him carefully, but could find nothing wrong. And he seemed to be smart. It was just that he 54 spoke.
“There might be something wrong with his 55 , and he doesn’t know he’s able to speak,” One doctor said.
"But he can read and write.” said Mr. Green. “We've written him notes, telling him that he can speak.”
“ It's certainly very 56 ,” another doctor said. “Perhaps he’ll be able to speak some day.” 57 passed. Leo went to university. But he did not speak a 58 word.
Then one day Leo was having a meal with his parents. Without any warning, he
looked up from his 59 and said. 'Pass me the salt. please.”
Mr. and Mrs. Green were excited. “You spoke! You spoke!' they cried. "Why have you 60
so long to speak?”
“I didn’t have anything to say,” he said. “Until now everything was perfect. But you forget to put salt in these potatoes.”
51. A. because B. when C. thought D. before
52. A. Speak B. walk C. play D. laugh
53. A. taught. B. found C. examined D. asked
54. A. never B. Often C. usually D. always
55. A. back B. hair C. face D. mind
56. A. unfair B. strange C. noisy D. quiet
57. A. Hours B. Weeks C. Months D. years
58. A. good B. right C. single D. new
59. A. chair B. meal C. hands D. books
60. A. slept B. walks C. served D. waited
【2013山东泰安】A teenage boy couldn’t stand his parents’ family rules, so he left home. He wanted to be 36 , but he had poor education and several years later, he had to ask for food on the street for a living. Now his mother has died. His father is an old man, but he is still looking 37 his son. He has been to every corner of the city. Everywhere he goes, he 38 a big photo of himself on the wall. At the lower part of the photo he writes, “I still love you? 39 back home!” One day, the son saw one of the photos. The face was familiar. “Is that my father?” He moved closer and read the 40 , “I still love you?” He cried. When he got home, it was early morning. He 41 at the door. The door opened itself. He rushed to his father’s 42 . His father was sleeping. He woke his father up. “It’s me! Your 43 is back home!” The father and the son held each other, full of 44 tears. The son asked, “Why is the door unlocked? A thief could get in.” The father answered 45 , “The door has never been locked since you left.” The door of parents’ love of their children will never be closed.
36. A. famous B. poor C. different D. pretty
37. A. through B. after C. for D. out
38. A. looks at B. puts up C. finds out D. puts out
39. A. come B. go C. run D. rush
40. A. photos B. words C. posters D. pictures
41. A. pulled B. unlocked C. knocked D. locked
42. A. bathroom B. bedroom C. kitchen D. toilet
43. A. son B. daughter C. friend D. grandchild
44. A. sad B. worried C. angry D. happy
45. A. politely B. exactly C. softly D. excitedly
If a snake bites you, take a photo with your mobile phone! It may save your life. This is the surprising 41 of a British cook.
One day，Henry Jackson was working in a restaurant kitchen. He picked up a dish from the table, and 42 a snake appeared?and bit him on the hand.
A few days earlier, the snake came to the 43 from Asia in the box of bananas. It climbed out of the box and 44 under the dish.
“I went to try to pick it up and it bit me again. I threw it 45 the kitchen, and it landed in the fridge. So I closed the door,” Mr Jackson said. Anyway, Mr Jackson stayed 46 and he took a photo of the snake with his mobile phone. Soon his 47 began to ache and he went to hospital. Then his chest began to hurt. Doctors couldn’t say what was wrong__48____ they didn’t know what kind of snake it was. Then Mr Jackson remembered his mobile phone. The doctors 49 it to London Zoo. When they knew the kind of snake, they could give Mr Jackson the right medicine, and he left hospital the next day.
“So my advice is this: If a snake bites you, pick up your phone. Take 50 photo first and then show the photo to the doctors,” suggests Mr Jackson. “Oh, and if the snake doesn’t smile for the photo, don’t worry!”
41. A. chance B. advice C. excuse D. business
42. A. suddenly B. nearly C. especially D. fortunately
43. A. garden B. hospital C. restaurant D. school
44. A. hung B. hid C. jumped D. ran
45. A. under B. into C. towards D. across
46. A. cool B. noisy C. pleased D. afraid
47. A. foot B. leg C. hand D. mouth
48. A. but B. though C. so D. because
49. A. wrote B. sent C. sold D. taught
50. A. his B. her C. its D. their
Jenny, from Germany, spent some time traveling in India. While she was there, she stayed with her India friend, Leela. However, there was a language barrier (障碍) for her there. It was very 31 for her to communicate in the new environment, which was very different from 32 of her own country. One day, together with Leela, Jenny went to 33 an orphanage (孤儿院). All the children there were very young. At first, Jenny was not sure if she could have a way to communicate with them. She went over to the children 34 and sat beside them. After some time, one of the children 35 her. She felt a little relaxed and smiled back. Then she went close to the child. She slowly put her arm around the child and started 36 a song in German. The child kept smiling and started repeating the words after her. The words that came from the little mouth were different from those that Jenny sang, but the rhythm (节奏) was the same. Jenny sang
a little more and the child followed her again. Wanting to join in the 37 , another child went up to Jenny and started singing the rhythm. Then more children joined. They 38 many smiles together.
From the other side of hall, Leela was smiling and watching them. Noticing Leela’s 39 on her, Jenny had an exciting feeling from her heart: “See, I don’t have any language barriers here. We 40 speak and communicate! ” At that moment, she understood: we’re all simply human, and we have the ability to connect with each other.
31. A. nice B. dangerous C. difficult D. easy
32. A. these B. those C. this D. that
33. A. show B. visit C. build D. improve
34. A. slowly B. early C. hardly D. easily
35. A. looked at B. laughed at C. shouted at D. smiled at
36. A. singing B. writing C. saying D. playing
37. A. club B. talk C. fun D. dance
38. A. forget B. remembered C. shared D. missed
39. A. hands B. eyes C. influence D. questions
40. A. can B. must C. need D. should
Once a man and his wife worked for an old man. There was a big box in the man’s living room. The old man pointed to the box and said, “There’s only one thing you 46 do. Don’t open the box.” 47 saying this, he left his home.
The woman said to her husband, “There must be 48 expensive in the box. Let’s open it, shall we?” Her husband said 49 to her. But the woman didn’t give 50 her idea. One day, she decided to find out 51 was in it. Her husband didn’t stop her. She opened the box and looked inside. 52 her surprise, she found nothing in the box. She tried hard to close it, but she 53 . That evening the old man came home and found the box was 54 . He was very angry and asked her husband to leave his home.
“But there was nothing I the box.” The woman said. “We haven’t taken anything at all.” The old man 55 them, “The box is not important, but I cannot believe you. That’s important!”
( ) 46. A. dare not B. needn’t C. mustn’t D. may not
( ) 47. A. After B. Before C. Form D. By
( ) 48. A. nothing B. something C. anything D. everything
( ) 49. A. yes B. goodbye C. hurry up D. no
( ) 50.A. away B. up C. to D. back
( ) 51.A. how B. what C. which D. that
( ) 52.A. At B. In C. On D. To
( ) 53.A. failed B. did C. refused D. succeeded
( ) 54.A. broken B. empty C. open D. lost
( ) 55.A. turned to B. listened to C. shouted at D. smiled at
I was so excited after I had found the holiday in the guidebook. It said, “Enjoy a week of sightseeing in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities 56 staying at one of its best hotels. ” Now I wasn’t so sure. I had waited fifteen minutes at reception (前台) when I 57 and now the shower in my room wasn’t working. I called hotel reception.
“Hello. This is Room 308. There isn’t any 58 in my bathroom. ”
“Are you sure?”
“Of course I’m sure!
“I’ll 59 our hotel engineer at once. ”
An hour later, the engineer came to look at the shower. He hit the pipes (管子) a few times and looked 60 . “Sorry, but I cannot fix it today. Maybe, tomorrow.” Then he 61 his hand. I couldn’t believe it! He wanted a tip (小费) for doing 62 ! I was very angry. But suddenly, I had a better idea. 63 , I gave the engineer a few coins. He hadn’t fixed my shower but he had taught me something about staying in his country. Two minutes later I was at the reception desk. I explained the problem to the receptionist (接待员) and he replied, “Sorry. This is a 64 situation, but what can we do?” I knew exactly what to do. I gave the hotel manager a very large tip. Fifteen minutes later I 65 into Room 405. It was twice the size of Room 308, it had a wonderful view (景色) of the city, a comfortable bed and, most importantly, there was water in the bathroom.
56. A. since B. while C. after D. before
57. A. arrived B. passed C. left D. stopped
58. A. toothpaste B. water C. shampoo D. soap
59. A. send B. catch C. trouble D. bring
60. A. proud B. worried C. angry D. excited
61. A. put up B. cleaned up C. took back D. held out
62. A. nothing B. anything C. something D. everything
63. A. Seriously B. Especially C. Quickly D. Luckily
64. A. helpful B. perfect C. terrible D. busy
65. A. broke B. looked C. rushed D. moved
VI. 【2013辽宁鞍山】完形填空 (每题1分，共10分)
My mom only had one eye. I hated her.
There was one day during primary school when my mom came to say hello to me. How could she 61 this to me? I threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day one of my classmates said, "EEEE,' your mom only has one eye!" I wanted my mom to just disappear (消失)'from my life. I told her that day, "If you're only making others laugh at me, why don't you just 62 ?" My mom was silent... I didn't 63 to think about what 1 had said, because I was full of anger. I wanted out of that 64 ，and have nothing to do with her. I studied hard and went to Korea. 65 1 had my own family. 1 was happy with my life and my
One day, my mom to visit me. When she stood by the door, my children laughed. I shouted at 66 ,“How dare you come to my house and scare (惊吓) my children!' GET .OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!" My mom quietly answered," Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong 67 ," and she went away.
One day, I came back for a school reunion (聚会). My neighbors saw me and told me my mom died. They 68 me a letter.
My dearest son,
I think of you all the time.... I'm sorry that I was an embarrassment to you when you were growing up.
You see....when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn't 69 you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so 70 of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.
With all my love to you,
( ) 61. A. say B. do C. explain D. throw
( ) 62. A. come B. leave C. die D. start
( ) 63. A. stop B. need C. want D. care
( ) 64. A. school B. class C. hospital D. house
( ) 65. A. Still B. Then C. Again D. Suddenly
( ) 66. A. them B. you C. it D. her
( ) 67. A. address B. idea C. time D. key
( ) 68. A. wrote B. sent C. handed D. left
( ) 69. A. bear B. find C. watch D. keep
( ) 70. A. sure B. tired C. nervous D. proud
Once，in a small village, lived a family with eight children. Two of the children loved 16 very much, but the family was so poor that it was impossible to send 17 of them to study at the art college at the same time. After many discussions, the two boys finally 18 a plan. They would toss (抛）a coin. The loser would go 19 into the mines (煤矿）and，with his money, 20 his brother study at the college. Then, when the brother who won the toss finished his studies，after four years, he would support the other brother studying at the 21 .
James won the toss and Jack went down into the mines. James worked with all his heart and his paintings were very much 22 than those of most of his teachers, and by the time he 23 , he was beginning to make a lot of money for his paintings.
James returned. When he told Jack he could go to the art college, Jack said 24 , “Brother, the four years in the mines has done too much to my hands, so it is too 25 . Now I can’t even hold a glass.”
To show his great love and respect, James drew his brother’s hands with fingers towards the sky.
He called his drawing “The Praying Hands,” which became very famous years later.
16. A. school B. books C. painting D. money
17. A. both B. all C. any D. neither
18. A. looked out B. got out C. took out D. worked out
19. A. off B. down C. up D. away
20. A. pay B. follow C. agree D. let
21. A. college B. mine C. home D. school
22. A. cheaper B. worse C. better D. older
23. A. waited B. graduated C. walked D. arrived
24. A. happily B. bravely C. softly D. angrily
25. A. late B. early C. good D. helpful
There once was a farmer who lost his watch in his barn (谷仓). The watch was only cheap but it was very __36___ to him because it was a gift from his father.
After __37__ the barn for a long time, he gave up and asked for 38 from a group of children playing nearby. He 39 them that the person who found the watch would he rewarded. Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn 40 . They searched everywhere but still could not find the 41 . Just when the farmer was going to give up, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another 42 .
The farmer looked at him and thought. “Why not? After all, this kid looks honest.”
So the farmer 43 the little boy back into the barn. After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The surprised farmer asked the boy how he 44 where the rest had failed.
The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit quietly and listen for the sound of the watch.”
This shows us that sometimes a 45 mind can think better than an excited one.
16. A. important B. expensive C. useless D. interesting
37. A. finding B. searching C. watching D. studying
38. A. money B. danger C. work D. help
39. A. promised B. taught C. worried D. believed
40. A. angrily B. slowly C. immediately D. hardly
41. A. rule B. book C. child D. watch
42. A. way B. chance C. lesson D. smile
43. A. threw B. sent C. gave D. caught
44. A. came B. knew C. succeeded D. suggested
45. A. beautiful B. smart C. peaceful D. quick
Tom brought a box of biscuits to a summer camp. He ate a few and placed the rest
under his bed. After lunch, he found the box was gone. He went to tell his camp 46 about it.
The next day, the coach saw a boy eating Tom’s biscuits behind a tree. He 47 an idea to solve（解决）the problem. He found Tom and said to him, “I know who 48 your biscuits. Will you help me to teach him a lesson?”
“Well, yes? are you going to punish 49 , sir?” Tom asked. “No, I am not,” the coach explained 50 . “That would only make him hate you. I want you to write to your mother and ask for more 51 .”
Tom received another box of biscuits by mail from his mother a few days later. “Now,” said the coach, “go and 52 them with the boy who stole your biscuits.” Tom didn’t understand the coach’s intention, 53 he still followed his advice.
Half an hour later the coach saw the two boys come up the hill, arm in arm. The boy was trying to ask Tom to 54 his toy robot in payment for（赔偿）the stolen biscuits. And Tom was refusing the gift from his new friend. He said that a few biscuits were not so 55 .
In some situations, forgiveness（原谅）is better than punishment.
46. A. cook B. doctor C. coach D. cleaner
47. A. got on with B. went on with C. came up with D. caught up with
48. A. took away B. ran away C. went away D. threw away
49. A. me B. him C. us D. them
50. A. shyly B. angrily C. excitedly D. patiently
51. A. gifts B. biscuits C. candies D. toys
52. A. share B. choose C. divide D. fill
53. A. if B. but C. since D. though
54. A. steal B. mend C. make D. accept
55. A. cheap B. delicious C. different D. important