1.I could speak their language and identify _____ their problems because I had been there myself
2.I am anxious about leaving Jimmy _____ in the house.
While she _________ TV in the sitting room, the bell________.
B.is watching, rang
C.was watching, rang
D.watched, was ringing
4.The low salary is her_____reason for leaving the job.
5.Ten dollars will _____the cost of the damage
6.A good habit can make our mental health in with physical health.
What has he ______ the meat ? He has just cooked it.
A.take care of
B.catch up with
8.It suddenly _____to her that she might adopt a homeless child.
9.--Is there any chicken on the plate? --Yes, there is ______
10. --What's eleven and twenty? --It is _______.
11.The dictionary defines a workaholic_____ “ a person obsessively addicted to work.”
--How long have you ________there? --About four years.
13.Indeed, there are many _____ advantages to a five-day week.
Though he lives in the countryside, he never feels _______.
15._____ all her other qualifications. Mary was an excellent cook.
B.in addition to
16.The samples ________ in quality but were generally acceptable.
-- What are you going to do next Sunday? --_____________.
A.I' m sorry
B.Here you are
C.I' ve no idea
D.That' s all right
--Would you give me some water? --____________.
A.Yes, I would
He ________ living in the country to the city.
--Where's Tom? --He's left a _______ saying that he has something to do.
No one can stop news _______.
B.to be report
This skirt is very nice. Try ______, _______ you?
The boss made him work 14 hours a day. That means, he _______ work 14 hours a day.
D.was made to
-- Will you be free tomorrow? --___________.
B.Yes, I am
C.I have no idea
25.The organization performed an important _____ in protecting the rights of children.
26. The students put down their pens when the teacher_____ them to stop writing.
--Excuse me, look at the sign NO SMOKING! --Sorry, I ________ it.
Everyone except Tom and John ______ there when the meeting began.
29.We should the principle since it is right
--Must we finish our homework now?
--No, you ______. You _______ finish it after school.
A.needn't , may
mustn't , may
C.can't , can
needn't , must
Like many people, I have no clear idea about heroes. At some point, we all wonder if we need a hero and what a hero really is.
Although there are a lot of differences in cultures, heroes around the world generally share a number of characteristics (特点) which give us courage and make us want to learn from them. A hero does something worth talking about. A hero has a special story to tell and people think highly of it. But a hero is not just the person with great fame .
A hero has powers larger than himself. Some people want to live like a hero, and they have to experience life with new and further meaning. A sure test for would-be heroes is what or whom they serve. What do they want to live and die for? If the answer suggests they serve only their own fame, they may be famous persons but not heroes.
A hero has a vision from the mountaintop. He has the power to move people. He creates new possibilities. Without Gandhi, India might still be part of Britain. Without Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans might take different buses, eat in different restaurants, go for walks in different parks, and shop in different stores because of the different colours of their skin.
There might be changes in society without a hero, but the speed of change would be rather slow. Thanks to heroes in history, they make the society develop so rapidly.
When my son, Mark, was in the third grade, he saved all his pocket money for over three months to buy holiday presents. The third Saturday in December Mark said he had made his list and had twenty dollars in his pocket.
I drove him to a nearby supermarket. Mark picked up a hand basket and went in while I waited and watched in the car. It took Mark over 45 minutes to choose his presents. Finally he came to the checkout counter (交款处) and reached into his pocket for his money. It was not there! There was a hole in his pocket, but no money. Mark stood there holding his basket, tears falling down his face.
Then a surprising thing happened. A woman came up to Mark and took him in her arms. "You would help me a lot if you let me pay for you," said the woman. "It would be the most wonderful gift you could give me. I only ask that one day you will pass it on. When you grow up, I would like you to find someone you can help. When you help others, 1 know you will feel as good about it as I do now."
Mark took the money, dried his tears and ran back to the checkout counter as fast as he could. That year we all enjoyed our gifts almost as much as Mark enjoyed giving them to us.
I would like to say '"thank you" to that very kind woman, and tell her that four years later, Mark went house to house collecting blankets and clothes for the homeless people in the fire. And I want to promise her that Mark will never forget to keep passing it on.
One midnight, a little girl woke up to pass water. She by herself got up and down her bed, walked to the bedroom door and opened it. She looked outside and walked back, for it was so dark in the hall that she feared.
Her mother said, “Don’t be afraid, honey. Take courage!”
“What’s courage?” she asked, running to her mother’s bed.
“Courage is the brave breath,” her mother answered.
“Mum, do you have courage?”
The girl held out her little hands, saying, “Mum, blow some of your breath of courage to me.”
After her mother blew out two mouthfuls of breath into her little cold hands, the little girl clenched her fists nervously, afraid that the “breath of courage” would run away. Then with her fists clenched, she walked out of the bedroom towards the bathroom with nothing to fear.
Her mother said to herself, “It will be nice if someone can blow some kind of ‘breath’ to me. Then I can hold it in my hands too when I feel terrified or lost.”
In fact, mostly, what we are terrified of is nothing but the fear in our mind. Who we should defeat is nobody but ourselves.
There was a man who had a little son. He loved him very much. Every day after work the man would come home and play with the little boy.
When the man came home from work one night, he found that he had some extra work to do. And he wasn't able to play with his little son. He wanted to give the boy something to keep him busy. So, looking around his study, he saw a magazine with a large map of the world on the cover. He got an idea. He patiently tore the map up into pieces. Then he led his son into the dining room and spread the pieces on the table. He explained to the boy that it was a map of the world. He told the boy to put it back together and they could play together when he finished. Surely this could keep the child busy for hours, he thought.
After about thirty minutes, the boy came to the man and said, “ Okay, it's finished, Dad. Can we play now?”
The man was surprised, saying, “ That's amazing! How did you do that?” The boy said, “ It was easy. On the back of the page was a picture of a man. When I put the man together, the whole world appeared completely. ”