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[日期:2018-05-14] 来源:  作者: [字体: ]


1. Fall in Love with English

    1     (hide) behind the loose dusty curtain, a teenager packed up his overcoat into the suitcase. He planned to leave home at dusk  2     there was thunder and lightning outdoors. He had got to do this  3      he was tired of his parents’ nagging about his English study and did not want to go through 4      any longer. He couldn’t get along well with English and     5    (dislike) joining in English classes because he thought his teacher ignored him on purpose. As a result, his score in each exam never added up 6     over 60.

    His partner was concerned about him very much. She understood exactly 7      he was suffering from, but entirely 8     (agree) with his idea. In order to calm him down and settle 9      problem, she talked with him face to face and swapped a series of learning tips with him. The items she set down helped him find the highway to 10     (study) English well.

    The teenager was grateful and got great power from his friend’s words. Now, he has recovered from being upset and has fallen in love with English.

2. Different Countries Have Different Kinds of Englishes

    Voyages of people from England play an important part in spreading  1    English language. At present, English is frequently spoken   an official or common language in many countries, such as America, Singapore, Malaysia and some African countries. All 3   (base) on British English, the English spoken in these countries can4    (understand) well by native English speakers. But actually, these Englishes 5      (change) gradually in accents, spellings, expressions and the 6    (use) of vocabulary.

Because of this fact, you can make use of the differences to tell 7     country the foreigners of your block are from. For example, if a boss fluently commands 8     driver, “Come up straight to my apartment by elevator 9     take some gas for my trucks and cabs”, instead of requesting, “Please come to my flat by lift and take some petrol for my lorries and taxis”, you can recognize his American identity, 10     the latter suggests that he is British.

3. A Hard Trip

    My sister was fond of traveling. Ever since graduating, she 1    (determine) to organize a trip to an old temple. Since transporting fare was expensive, she decided to use a bicycle to cycle there not2    (care) about the disadvantages. 3     stubborn attitude was always her shortcoming. Once she made up her mind to do something, no one could persuade her to change her mind.     Finally, we gave in 4      usual though we preferred to take a train.   5    we prepared everything, including the schedule, 6     (rely) weather forecast and the insurance, we began our trip.

Our journey was along a river 7     (flow) from a high altitude. Our pace was slow because the river frequently had many sharp bends through deep valleys, 8       the water seemed to boil. Just as I recorded in my journal, it was really 9       hard journey. But we also enjoyed great views. One night, I put my head on my pillow--a parcel of wool coats, 10     lay beneath the stars. When the flame in front of our cave went out at midnight, I found the sky so beautiful!

4. A Horrible Earthquake

     Dirty water rose in wells and canals 1     the earthquake. But no one judged that an earthquake 2    (come). Suddenly, everything shook. It seemed as if the world was at an end. Millions of brick houses and a number of dams were destroyed. Railway tracks became useless bars. Pipes in mines burst and let out smelly steam. Huge cracks trapped cyclists everywhere.

     3     next day, this event was the headline or main title of all newspapers. With the reporters 4    (give) an outline of the disaster, the whole nation was shocked 5____ the damage and the victim’s extreme 6     (suffer) People were moved 7     they read that the survivors comforted each other by saying “Congratulations! You survived!”. So they not only expressed    8     sympathy sincerely, but also organized together 9     (help) the victims right away. The injured were rescued and the dead were buried. The frightened survivors were dug out from under the ruins and 10    (offer) shelter, fresh water and electricity. Thanks to people’s help, the loss was minimized.

5. The Great President

    As the founder of the republic, the president had many good qualities. 1     coming to power, he was a generous lawyer. He was willing to selflessly help everyone 2     turned to him. He accepted no fee   (offer) legal guidance and opinions to those who were out of work or uneducated. Later, 4    (believe) all mankind to be equal, he devoted 5     to stopping the unfair anti-black laws. He set up the Black Youth League and   (vote) to be the leader. However, 7     he kept peaceful principles without violence and terror, his mean enemies still blew up his house and attacked his relatives, 8     he himself couldn’t escape   (sentence) to 30 years in prison.

    Not fearing of the prison guards’ 10   (cruel), he kept active and begged no mercy from them. As a matter of fact, he was always hopeful and never lost heart during the stage even though he was in trouble.

    Finally, people rewarded him with the leader’s position and a gold blanket.

6. A Brave Maid

    A wooden vase from the Ming Dynasty at the entrance of the reception hall ___1 (amaze)everyone. The artists designed it in a rare style and selected __ (value) jewels to decorate it. People thought highly __3   its fancy colour of honey and the beautiful paintings on it.

    The vase used to belong to a former castle. ___  when the country was at war, the enemy troops exploded the castle. Debates on how the vase survived went on and on. In order ___  (remove) people’s doubt, a team of no less than 20 people carried out ­­___ informal investigation. The evidences they found showed ___7__ a maid took the vase apart and asked a sailor to sink it in a local well. __8  never gave away the secret even under the cruel trial of the enemies ___  were in search of treasures.

It is worth ____10   (give) this brave maid a fortune in return.

7. A Fair Competition

    Swifter, Higher and Stronger stands ___1  the spirit of the Olympics. But fairness is the basis of this motto. Only __  you win fairly will you and your homeland deserve the great glory. __3   nowadays, unlike the ancient honest slave competitors, some hopeless athletes ___4    can’t bear the pain of training cheat when taking part in games. Medals seem to have magical power ___ (cause) them to cheat, and the prize money has replaced the motto as their only goal.

    So, in the gymnastics event ___ (hold) in our city next month, one of the host’s ___7__ (responsible) is to keep competitions fair. They advertised on posters outside the stadium to promise that every competitor is to have a regular physical examination in a gymnasium __8   after another. No one can bargain on this. The volunteers in charge will be very strict. ___  is foolish to cheat because they ____10   (not admit) to compete and will even be fined as well.

8. Computers

    The goal of early calculating machines was to ___1  (simple) difficult sums. But with the help of new technology, electronic chips replaced tubes and a revolution of artificial intelligence has arisen. From then on, __ appearance of computers totally changed our lives. They can not only download information from the wet when __3  (connect) by the network or mobile phone signals, but also solve different ___ (type) of logical problems. With operators as their coaches, they can even control rockets ___ (explore) the moon and instruct androids with the human race’s characters to mop floors and watch over your naughty niece. Anyhow, computers are so helpful ___  they do bring happiness.

___7__, computers are easily attacked by viruses. This reality __8   (become) a hard-to-deal with-problem. As a result, computers are dangerous ___  a way. So, personally, I worry about ____10  universal applications in some fields, such as finance.

9. Wildlife Protection

    Dinosaurs died out because of ___1   unexpected incident. But wildlife today disappears or is in danger just __  humans do harm to it. For example, tigers are hunted for fur to make carpets so that they can only live in secure reserves; grassland __3   (destroy) without mercy so that dust storms come into being affecting distant cities.

    Last year, scientists saw some monkeys ___ (rub) themselves with a certain kind of insects to protect themselves ___  fierce mosquitoes biting. According to the result of the inspection, they found that the insect contains a ___ (power) drug, so local farmers were employed to catch the insects. The ending was ___7__ the insects disappeared from the whole zone. When __8  (tell) that it was a loss to humans, the farmers burst into laughter and responded, “___ real loss is our decreasing income.”

    We should appreciate the natural balance and pay more attention to the importance of wildlife protection. Not ____10    we succeed in letting wildlife live in peace, can we smile in relief.

10.My First Bad

    I was very sensitive to music. Just ___1  (dip) into the music books briefly, I could sing or play well. To be honest, I always __ (dream) of becoming a famous folk actor. I was so confident __3   I never decreased my devotion.

    I formed my first band  ___ (call) “Rolling Frog”. At the beginning, we relied ___  performing on instruments in pubs or to passers –by to earn extra money in cash. Then we wore false beards to pretend to be the musicians ___  people were familiar with. In addition, we attached humorous acts to our performances and played jokes on each other. Soon, our “funny jazz” became famous and ___7__(invite) to perform for broadcast stations began to come. Afterwards, we sorted out attractive music __8   made a record in a studio. A million or so ___ (copy) were sold and we became millionaires.

   ____10    was painful that the band broke up finally. But above all, I realized my dream to be a musician.

11. An Interesting Festival

    The Agricultural Feast takes place after the Independence Day. It is not a worldwide celebration. Only Christians in Mexico look forward to its ___1__ (arrive) for its religious origin.

    Long ago, humans’ ancestors were bad. They fooled and played tricks on each other and never kept ___2__ word. So God turned up and drowned all their crops. Humans starved day and night, weeping. In order to gain God’s forgiveness, a woman poet set off to see God. She admired God and kept apologizing. God ___3__ (move). With his permission, humans finally had good harvests again. So, to wipe sadness and remind themselves of the belief in God, people began the festival.

    __4___ the festival, people gather in open air, such as playgrounds __5___ parking lots, and energetically have fun with each other all night long, as though they ___6__ (be) never tired. When a beauty __7___ (dress) up in lovely clothing reads poems in memory of __8___ poet, everyone holds their breath. Then, it is the custom __9___ the bone of a rooster head is given to her as an award.

    Obviously, the story is not true, __10__ the festival is interesting.       

12. Balanced Diet

    Wang Peng earned his living by running a barbecue restaurant, __1___ served delicious bacon, fried chicken breast and mutton roasted with pepper and garlic. __2___ his food and discount attracted fewer and fewer customers. Finally, he was in debt. Yong Hui’s slimming restaurant served fresh peas, carrots, eggplants, and raw cucumbers with vinegar. As ___3__ hostess, she said fibres benefited customers' digestion the most. In order not to let Yong Hui get away with telling lies, Wang Peng spied on Yong Hui despite her glare. But he was surprised that she ___4__ (lose) her customers, too.

    ___5__ (curious) drove Wang Peng to consult an expert. The expert sighed and said, “__6___ of your menus have weakness and limited strength. Your customers put on weight too easily, __7___ Yong Hui’s lose weight too quickly. So, Wang Peng, cut down the fat of your food and increase vegetables and fruits, __8___ nuts, beans, mushrooms, peaches and lemons. You ought to combine the two menus and provide a __9___ ( balance) diet.”

Before long, Wang Peng won __10__ customers back.

13. Sailing Home

    This novel was about an unbelievable but genuine adventure. Its author was a black businessman ___1__ was brought up in America. In 1956, he visited Africa, his birthplace. One day, when he __2___ (wander) on the pavement near the bay enjoying the sea scenes, he lost his money and passport that he kept in __3___ envelope. So he went to the embassy to seek help, but the ambassador with rude manners didn’t permit his staff to help __4___ he bowed to him. Staring at his __5___ (patience) face, he understood that __6___ was the fault of his skin colour that accounted for their  refection. So he decided to take a chance to sail on a small boat home.

    He met a large amount of difficulty but was never stopped. On the contrary, difficulty pushed him to go ahead __7___ (hard). Three months later, he was spotted by a ship by accident. He was in rags indeed. A maid even screamed when __8___ (bring) him a steak and pineapple dessert. Aboard, he earned his passage by working __9___ a barber and got home finally. As for the name of his novel, he couldn’t think of a better one __10___ the phrase “Go Ahead”.

14. Explore MKII

    MKII, a planet billions of kilometers away, is the origin of life in many religions. Physicists ___1__ (prove) the theory that its gentle climate and the pull of its gravity are similar to the earth’s. And astronomers have found that oxygen atoms and carbon dioxide, ___2__ are fundamental to life, exist in __3___ atmosphere through satellites. Cheered up __4___ this news, biologists, in their turn, began to do some research to remove people’s puzzles—Now that there are some suitable conditions, does life really exist on this globe? Do they multiply by laying eggs __5___ giving birth to babies?

    Last month, __6___ spaceship was sent there. It’s a pity __7___ this mission failed. Unlike the earth, MKII is a much __8___ (young) planet. Thus, masses of harmful acid clouds float everywhere __9___ (cause) violent chain reactions to break out. These clouds not only blocked out the pilots’ sight but also damaged the engine system. __10__ (luck), the pilots watched out carefully and prevented the spaceship from crashing in time.

15. A Journey across Canada

    After a quiz last autumn, Kuang crossed the continent eastward to Toronto to visit his schoolmate, the distance measuring approximately 5,000 kilometers.

    His train started from Vancouver, a city surrounded by mountains. __1___ confirming his baggage was aboard the train, Kuang settled down in __2___ seat. Having a gift for communication, he started chatting with ___3__ passenger within 5 minutes. Their topics included the ___4__ (Canada) traditions, the Prime Minister, the mixture of races, and the terrifying Great Fall. After a nice buffet at noon, he was pleased to find that the scenery was __5___ (impress). He saw beautiful harbours in the distance, wealthy urban areas and maple forest __6___ covered thousands of acres. He even managed to catch sight of an eagle __7___ (fly) upward over bushes.

Kuang reached Toronto which __8___ (lie) slightly near the border at a misty dawn. There was frost and __9___ broad downtown streets were very quiet. __10___ it was early, Kuang phoned his schoolmate in a booth nearby at once rather than waiting for him to come. They had a good time together.

16.A Woman Doctor-Lina

  ___1____ ( bear) in a pigs’ nest, Lina led a poor life in her childhood. She was looked down upon by the children of her generation. But she intended to become a doctor after she came across Lin Qiaozhi by chance, ____2___ was delivering medical courses to an audience crowding around her. Before moving off, Lin inspired her to carry on her study. ____3____Lin’s support, Lina entered an institute and studied hard ___4____(spare) no time for entertainment. ___5____being outspoken and modest won respect for her. Her excellent arguing skills ___6____ observation ability put others into the shade.

   Now, Lina ___7______(become) a specialist in human beings’ emergency sickness. Her ___8____(kind) and considerate behavior to the poor were well known. The organization she founded carried out campaigns and welfare projects to help cut the death rate for ___9____ poor. Her job was hard but worthwhile. She often refers ___10____ the connection between her achievement and Lin Qiaozhi, and says that her poor childhood is the bond between her and the poor.

17.A New Farming Way

    Tuan was a farmer in Vietnam. For decades, he ____1_____(struggle) to rid his family of hunger. However, it always confused him ____2_____ to expand the output of his crops. This disturbing problem led to his regretting _3____(be) a farmer. He would rather have chosen another job.

    One day, when ___4_____(skim) through a newspaper, Tuan read a comment ____5___ Yuan Longpin. He underlined Yuan’s nationality and occupation, and then focused on his discovery and the statistics of his research. He found the knowledge Yuan circulated very ___ 6____(practice). Therefore, he made a summary and began to build up ____7_____new farming method. He planted super grain of rich nutrition and equipped____8_____ to keep his crops roots free from bacteria and pests. He also enriched minerals___9______the soil while reducing chemical fertilizers. ____10_____ it cost him more time and freedom, he was full of hope.

    The next year, Tuan was sunburnt but satisfied with his production very much. Thanks to Yuan Longpin, he not only won the battle against hunger, but he could also export his crops abroad.

18.Chaplin-A Great Master of Humour

   Chaplin was an extraordinary performer who ____1____(star) in and directed many outstanding comedies. Few were bored ____2_____(watch) his moustache, his gestures or his entertaining reactions when ___3______(chase) by detectives. Being drunk, sliding on a banana skin or whispering ____4_____ own failures to nobody, he made us feel more content with our life without any verbal explanation. His particular sense of humor has astonished everybody throughout the world up to now.

   In ___5____ small budget film, he played a badly-off and ___6______(home) person wearing worn-out shoes and messy clothes. ____7 _____ one occasion, he was trapped by a snowstorm in a vast mountainous area. ____8_____ he overcame many difficulties, he wasn’t fortunate enough. With all the porridge eaten up, he picked out a shoe and boiled it to eat. He cut ___9______ the leather bottom and chewed it like a pancake. According to an actress, his acting was so convincing and amusing ____10_____ everybody couldn’t help bursting into laughter.

19.A Misunderstanding

    In general, spoken statements are the major way of communication, ___1______ body language and facial expressions also have such kinds of function. For example, yawning means being not interested and turning ____2_____ back to someone or swinging your fist ___3______(show) your anger. But _____4____ those gestures really mean is subjective in different cultures. Thus, misunderstandings happen now and then in today’s world of cultural crossroads.

    Once ___5______(represent) the Adults’ Education Association, I went to the airport to meet  _____6____ official of high rank from Columbia and take him to his dormitory and then to the canteen. After the flight arrived, I saw a man looking around _____7____(curious). So I approached to greet him. ___ 8______ suddenly dashed to hug me and kissed me on both cheeks. ____9 _____ a young girl, I felt truly embarrassed and put up my hands to defend myself. His false smile told me that he had lost face.

Later, I received a cassette from him, in which he recorded his apology. On hearing that Columbians were more likely to kiss others, I soon felt ____10_____ ease.

20.A Unique Theme Park

    As soon as our shuttle got close to the theme park ____1_____ the freeway, everyone came to life and put on cloth sneakers in advance for  ____2_____ outing. Our_____ 3____(translate) paid for the admission, and we started enjoying the various attractions ____ 4_____ the sunlight.

    According to the travel brochure, this unique park is famous for  ___5______ well preserved minority culture. We experienced many deeds of the early settlers, such as swinging across rivers, hunting creatures in the jungle, or  _____6____(take) part in swords fighting tournaments.

    This park is also famous for its wooden souvenirs. Whichever we bought in the central shop  ___7______(make) of wood, and ___8______ we went we could see minority carpenters ____9_____(work). They made wooden tools, wooden cartoon figures, wooden athletic products and so on. They even built a huge wooden engine with a length of 20 metres, ___10______ was modeled after a real one.

    This theme park is really a fantasy amusement park. No wonder it has become the brand of local tourism.

21.A Strange Disease

    When the construction of the firework factory came to the stage of painting, a pump was put in. Then, all the painters in the neighbourhood were defeated by a severe disease ___31_____characteristic was alike to that of a bad burn.

    An expert physician ___32____(instruct) to attend to the victims and handle this case. He was enthusiastic, ___33_____ he didn’t foresee that it was a hard challenge. After simple enquiry, he announced that the polluted paint was ____34_____(blame). But ____35_____positive evidence, people suspected and rejected his view, saying the theory he put forward made no sense. Being much more strict with ____36______, he contributed himself ____37_____ the case. Apart from making enquiries, he made ___38______(detail)charts and analysed the data cautiously. Finally, he drew a scientific conclusion, linking the disease to ___39____radium in the pump. ___40_______(expose)to radium, a kind of radioactive material in the universe, people absorbed radiation and got sick immediately.

    Spinning the pump backward, he took away the radium. This simple movement cured all the victims.

22.Sightseeing in the United Kingdom

    After the wedding, my cousin and his wife went to the United Kingdom ___31_____ nationwide sightseeing. He faxed a letter to ____32_____ in English yesterday. ___33_____my delight, he no longer made any tense error. And his description____34_____(rough) clarified my questions about the UK--its currency, its administration, the institution which divides it into four provinces, and the historical conflicts and quarrels when Southern Ireland broke away from the UK.

    ____35_____(will)to leave out any attraction, my cousin arranged his enjoyable journey carefully. One attractive place he visited was a castle in the countryside of Scotland, which ___36_____(lie)near a port. It used to be the headquarters of the Communism Union ____37_____ broke down during the war. Finding nothing could take the place of this splendid architecture, people accomplished rebuilding it in 1952. It was to their credit ____38_____all furnished rooms are consistent with what they used to be. My cousin was thrilled by its collections consisting of statues plus royal uniforms ____39_____(fold)in glass tanks. ____40______ there was no possibility to buy some of these exhibits, it was convenient to take photos, which he sent me along with his fax.

23.An Air Crash

   I was a previous typist in a post office. ____31_____ I couldn’t tolerate typing any more postage bills or postcodes on a typewriter every day, I resigned. With a greedy motivation of making big money, I took up working ___32_____a business representative for the G.E Ecology Company, ____33_____produced goods by recycling useful materials from our dustbins. My new job left me good impressions in many aspects except that the working timetable was full of traveling by jets.

   Once, when ____34_____(speed) up, our jet was swallowed by a thunderstorm, which destroyed our GPS receiver and made us lose sight ____35_____the directions. A ___36______(constant) flashing light showed that our jet was in danger. A steward instantly asked us to put on masks and fasten the safety belts, and then____37_____(press)a button to switch on the escaping capsule. ___38______slid sideways out of the opening at once and landed in a desert area safely. Lacking food and tablets, we were nervous and ___39______(certain)at first. But we all kept optimistic and made good adjustment to the situation. We swept up the surrounding mud____40_____(make)our settlement and were back on our feet soon. Finally, guided by the smoke of our crashing jet, some local citizens came by carriages and saved us.

24.An Amateur Journalist

    Jane is a housewife, but___31_____(delight)to work as an amateur journalist. It is ___32____ dilemma for her to rush between family and work, and it is also ____33____(usual) for the News Department to depend on an amateur to cover crimes. But Jane is really gifted. It is admirable ___34_____she is seldom accused of making mistakes. And, eager to become more professional, she concentrates on her job and updates ____35_____ now and then.

    Once she is informed____36____ a new case, her normal working process is as follows: first, she makes appointments with guilty people for interviews. So as to acquire accurate stories, she usually demands to record ___37_____they say. Meanwhile, a technically good colleague will assist her in taking photographs. Second, she assesses whether they are ____38______(deliberate) hiding the truth. If she is skeptical about their words, she will look into the case herself. Third, she writes thorough stories ahead of the deadline and submits it to the senior chief editor, ____39____polishes and approves every section. Finally, her stories____40____(publish) in different editions of their magazine.

25.First Aid

    A boy fell ill. His organs were damaged by the radiation of an infrared ray stove. But____31____the ambulance arrived, ____32_____ number of other injuries happened to this unlucky boy over and over again. First, he was choked by some____33_____(poison)liquid from the kettle on the cupboard. Then his wrist skin was burnt by electric shock. Finally, his ankle was cut by a pan.

    ____34_____(fortune), the boy’s nurse gave____35____ proper temporary treatments according to his complex symptoms. She mildly squeezed the poisonous liquid out of his throat and put bandages firmly____36____place to apply pressure to the ankle wound to stop bleeding. As for the burn, she used scissors to remove his sleeve, ___37_____(pour) a basin of cold water over the burn to cool it and put her hands on a damp blouse to cover his swollen tissue tightly. She also inspired his bravery to fight ___38_____the unbearable pain. Her first aid made a vital difference in saving his life. A ceremony ____39_____(hold) to honour the nurse ___40_____overcame a variety of barriers to save the boy.

26.Abstract Art

    Abstract art used to be controversial. On one hand, the artists stopped painting delicate figures ___1____ attempted to adopt special techniques___2____( give )people different visual impacts. On the other hand, their works, including sculptures ____3____( carve )out of marble or fragile clay, were all with a specific aim of showing feelings. Some conventional scholars    4    were allergic to abstract art said it was evidently ridiculousand neither art nor geometry. Their Traditional Art Committee predicted its soon disappearing.

    But nowadays, abstract art has become part of the permanent possessions of contemporary civilization. Galleries along the Madison Avenue give scores of superb exhibitions  5    typical abstract works, appealing to many who have __6__preference for abstract art. The Shadow of Egypt, a café in this district, has become the home to those aggressive abstract artists. ____7_____ (consequence), it is not a coincidence for you to meet one of these artists __8____great reputation in the flesh. They___9____ (ask) for signatures and given bunches of fragrant flowers plus they are given a great deal of praise by ___10_____faithful fans.

27.A Russian Poem

    Since childhood, Anton had often recited poems, accompanied by pianists and violinists, at wedding ceremonies ____1____ brides and bridegrooms exchanged rings. Gradually, he found writing poems the most appropriate way ____2____(convey) his joy and sorrow. When his poem Contradictory Blank won ___3___ a national championship and a scholarship to the Moscow University ___4_____ a sponsor, he was just____5____ unknown librarian. ____6____ getting his diploma, he devoted his life to writing poems. _7___(use) concrete but flexible language and the minimum of words ___8___ (be) his style. He tried out different patterns and ___9____(prefer) nursery rhyme in particular. The following is a translation of one of his works__10____ (make) up of 3 sections:

    Little sparrow with heavy load,  Ran out of energy and very cold;

    No compass and all sweat salty,   Can you go through the endless darkness?

    Little balloon let out by the thread,   Flew over cottages and was very glad;

    With warmth transformed from sunlight,    He said he could forever fly;

    Take it easy, little balloon;    Don’t tease the sparrow with his wound;

    On the bare branch and have a rest; This diamond heart will eventually get success.

28.Let’s Help Adolescents

    Whether they are male or female, adolescents feel like deciding on everything themselves in spite of parents’ instruction, especially when they face problems like sex, mental stress, etc., which make them feel ashamed and embarrassed. Thus they often automatically get into troubles due to their ____1_____(perfect) comprehension and judgement. Some are addicted to cigarettes, only several packets of ___2____will hurt their lungs and make them breathless quickly. Others can’t quit drinking alcohol, ___3_______harmful effects include causing young pregnant women to abort or give birth to___4_____ (normal) babies. The worst is drug abuse, for the withdrawal is tough once their bodies are accustomed to the drugs. Meanwhile, those who share needles ____5____(buy) from illegal chemists are at great risk of_____6___ ( infect) with desperate AIDS. If so, neither injecting nor taking pills can guarantee their survival.

    However, don’t be disappointed at or have prejudice __7____ our children so easily. After all, being awkward is ____8___ appendix of youth. As long as we ___9____ (strong ) communication with them instead of only banning this or banning that, we will surely help them avoid anything ____10_____(fit).

29.Refresh Our Environment

    As the director stated on behalf of his researching group, the data of this graph makes a clear presentation of the future environmental tendency. On one hand, the quantity of fuel keeps on decreasing by 9% per year while the___1____ (grow) of a wide range of pollution has been a global trend. On the other hand, the mildly but___2____(steady) going up of the average temperature is resulting in catastrophes like widespread floods. ____3_____disagreement, they subscribe to the view __4____ it is humans’ existence and their randomly consuming energy that result in this phenomenon.

    Many people have a commitment that developing nuclear power or energy ___5____ outer space will stop bad consequences ___6____(come) about. However, scientists and educators are opposed to this view even if our needs may be met on the whole. They tend to advocate refreshing our circumstances ____7____saving energy and recycling waste. It is suggested that we use energy-saving appliances such as electrical motors, microwaves and so on ___8______ not be casual about little things like recycling a can. So please glance around and see ___9____ you can do. So long as everybody ___10_____(make) contribution, we will not have to put up with this problem anymore.

30.A Volcano Eruption   

    As the best candidate, I was appointed to collect and evaluate information for a database about diverse natural disasters, such as hurricanes, typhoons or thunderstorms. Sometimes I did this __1___ giving out questionnaires to those ___2_____went through them. But sometimes I had to go through actual disasters ____3____. The Musaki Volcano was one of them.

    At that time, I lived in a bungalow alongside the volcano with a novelist, who came for the appreciation of its __4___ (erupt). One day, when I was drawing diagrams on the balcony and he was bathing inside, the volcano erupted___5___(expect). The ash and lava fountains shooting highly in the sky____6_____ (vary) from 50 to 100 meters in height. It was absolutely fantastic! I even noticed a rainbow appear in the fog ____7____(cause) by a heat wave.

    But, glancing through our surroundings, I foresaw the potential danger ___8_____ found no guarantee of our safety. The uncomfortable gas almost made us unconscious. Sweats of anxiety began to drop. ___9_____(manage) to stop panicking and trembling, we quickly put on our _______(protect) suits, helmets and boots and eventually made our way to a safe place. How lucky we were even though my precious equipment and documents were all burnt to the ground!         

31.Defeat Disability   

    Yang’s ambition was to get an architect certificate or become a bowling master. But when he was conducting experiments with a microscope in the basement, a tank on the bench exploded, ____1___(send) him flying outwards through the exit. He was out of breath while knowing he__2_____(lose)his eyesight as well as 70% of his hearing. In other words, he was disabled.

    Feeling clumsy, he was annoyed at first _3____ nobody made fun of him. He cut out going outdoors and just sat _4_____ at home talking to his parrot or tortoise silently. __5____ sister resigned to help him in many ways. Her assistance and encouragement were __6____ beneficial to his psychology that he adapted to his disability soon and became outgoing again. In a college accessible to him, he studied politics and literature. He always sat in the front row near the entry ____7____ any absence and, with the help of his handy laptop, he studied well by means of dictation. His thesis, Abolishing Slavery, met with all professors’ ___8___(approve). After class, he and his companions often played drum music, __9_____ was noisy but suitable for his hearing. After graduation, he made high profits by designing software for _10____ firm. All in all, in his community, he won his dignity and people’s congratulations.

    He always wished all the best to his disabled fellows and encouraged them, “Never mind! All you have is adequate to get your achievement.”

32Happy Marriage Needs Fighting For

    As a talented navy officer, he was bound to be busy. ___1___ his wife rang him up to declare her divorce alarm, he was still scanning__2____digital counter to check the data so as to give an assessment of the theoretical framework __3____ a biochemical weapon. His junior staff’s sympathy __4____(make)him feel embarrassed.

    His wife was a part-time clerk. With his high bonus, she lived in a grand house __5___ elegant cushions and bedding. Her favour was reading stars’ biographies or absurd fictions with endless chapters in her armchair. People envied her leisure life very much. __6__ in fact, she was tired of ___7___(leave) alone. She sent emails to his mailbox every week to state her _8____(think) and ask for his accompaniment, but never received reply of satisfaction. Tired of his explanation _9___ he must obey the orders, she filed for divorce.

    Because he desired to get their holy affection back, he set other affairs aside. He trimmed his fingernails short and changed his overweight figure as well as his awful haircut. He wore an apron to prepare delicious cuisine for her. He also bought __10___ a necklace and piles of flowers hoping that their receiver could turn around.

    After being tested out for 3 months in all, he eventually succeeded.

33.Mark and a Seal   

    Mark rented an accommodation with his pension near the shore. He __1___(pay) annual visits there to enjoy the vivid beauty in the depths of the pure sea.

    Once, _2____ his underwater telescope and flashlight, Mark dived along the boundary between the steep reef and the area of seaweed conservation. Suddenly, an awesome Antarctic seal with sharp teeth appeared opposite him. Every cell in his body was scared to death. ___3__soon, he was aware that he wasn’t the target of__4___ attack. With a neat wound in its lip caused by a shark, this grey seal __5__(wash) upside down by the tides time after time. But it tried to jog Mark as if to urge him to help it. ___6__ Mark abandoned fleeing away. With its teamwork, Mark used a net to drag the seal to the shallow water. Without __7_____(pause )he helped it out after a simple operation __8___settled it in a narrow cave by the seaside. Every time he brought ____39__ tasty fish, it would yell and suck his hands __10____(happy). Witnesses said their anecdotes reflected a magic dimension of the relationship between humans and animals.

34.Helping the Remote Village   

    A year ago, the famous astronaut received an invitation by airmail from a remote village. Intending to sniff some fresh air, he and his interpreter paid_1____fortnight visit there. It was a privilege for them to be there, but they were shocked by ___2____ they saw. The tracks were muddy. The river was drying up. Most villagers only possessed one broom, a few tins and several jars and their rectangular grass huts with round angles __3_____(surround) by weeds. Besides, their school had no roof and platform,__4____the students had no concept of clicking a computer at all. They were badly in need.

    Soon, the astronaut made a generous voluntary donation to the village. There were textbooks for students, sewing machines for tailors and tractors _5_____farmers. His distribution catalogue also included operating a clinic and a trunk library, as well as giving___6____(week)lessons to teach relevant farming knowledge ___7___ how to dry out seeds or raise oxen. He _8____not only helped do some paperwork but also purchased grills for boys to toast potatoes and combs for girls____9___were dying to get one. The other day, he heard from the villagers again____10__(invite)him to participate in the donation anniversary. For political and security reasons, he couldn’t adjust his outgoing arrangement-otherwise he would go. But his deeds were remembered forever.

35.Study in America   

    Nannan’s father runs an enterprise near the Ming Tombs selling batteries and drills to the Daqing Oilfield. Hoping to get the qualification to help govern it, Nannan made much _1____(prepare) and then left her motherland with _2____ visa to study in America. _____3_____ her destination, she settled in an inn recommended by the travel agent.

    As far as Nannan was concerned, she always kept it up in China. But she had to acknowledge it was not easy to adjust herself to the new academic requirements, _4______ were not parallel with China’s. ____5____ she was occupied with lectures and seminars day in and day out, the essays she drafted were still contradicted by her tutors. As for her routine life, she felt that it was hard to fit____6__, too. For example, she found English idioms difficult___7_____(understand). And it was out of the question to eat delicious Chinese foods though many optional cafeterias served abundant substitutes. In addition, she had to wait in a queue early for the minibus that took her to school and it was usually so cold that she felt numb.__8____ bothered her most was that she received no apology when her sleeping ___9____(disturbed) by a barking dog in a shopkeeper’s cage.Luckily, with her parents comforting her by videophone, she became autonomous soon and eventually got her bachelor’s degree___10_____ (success).

36.Immigrate to America

   Attracted by the boom in America, my nephew teamed up with a Korean to illegally cross the Bearing Strait in the Arctic to America. __1_____(avoid) the Customs’ punishment, they hid in a small ferry called the North Pole Seagull, sitting back to back ____2______ sleeping, showering and shaving for 3 days, and had no chance to mourn their lost luggage when landing. The hardship of this crossing was apparent.

    At first, he made a living by means of raising cattle and then ___3___ (hire)  in aircraft industries. He lived in a Catholic district. Taking in a small percentage of Pakistani immigrants, the majority of the residents were from Italy and Denmark, ___4___ all kept up their customs and cultures. Different blocks here were distinctly marked out and indicated from the __5___(race) angle. It was unfair and needed reforming. But with nowhere else to go, my nephew lived on and managed to make a life __6___ himself.

    My nephew’s fortune came when he __7___(brave) helped a conductor brake a ream to stop it from slipping out of the rails. The man was elected vice chairman of the Socialist Party later. It occurred to my nephew ___8___ he could grasp this opportunity to ask for his help. the man who was thankful helped him apply to___9__ civil authority for the right to live in America by inserting his brave deed into his documents. Unlike a great many other applicants, __10___ application was approved by the Federal Justice Ministry. Before long, he started his own bakery and lived a better life.

37.Be Careful about Cloning 

    After a series of initial experiments and corrections, the scientist’s hard work paid off when the twin clone turkeys were hatched with normal feather and claws. This breakthrough ____1__(possible) enabled people to bring their adored pets back to life. ____2___, it bothered him from time to time that their health was in poor condition because they were unable to resist illnesses. This drawback cast him down. Merely 2 weeks later, the clones and their carrier died, ____3___ struck frustration into his heart. He retired before he attained his ambition and became a member of an opera chorus _____4____(relieve) his depression.

    Shortly afterwards, the media published a conservative argument ____5___(object) to cloning owing to moral problems, and suggested the constitution include compulsory regulations to forbid obtaining commercial profits ___6____cloning.

    When ___7____(interview), the scientist stared at the decorations on the ceiling, thinking for a while, and then said, “I’m not in favour of any arbitrary assumption, ___8__ undertaking cloning does differ from the straightforward procedure of making loafs out of flour. __9___  we accumulate enough exact knowledge, any practice is in vain and is bound to fail. Altogether, being more careful is reasonable __10___ we may walk into a side road.”

38.Strange Patent Applications 

    I set about working in the current Patent Office after resigning from the court personnel. Competent and dynamic, I never feel passive while ___1___(dive) into the identifications of whether applications are valid and ___2___(practice) according to the new version of the criteria.

    ___3__ the expectation of distinguishing their own importance, some people leave the beaten track and file strange products with us now and then, for example, lantern ___4__ can be attached on your forehead, cubic walnuts, refrigerator made of straw and glue, perfume that nobody can bear to smell, and so on.

    Once, a man made a triangle helicopter out of stainless wires and string. He called us up ___5____ merrily claimed it was stable and convenient to use, and never out of order. I asked him to hang on, but this innocent man just rang off and set out ___6___(fly )from his courtyard. I dialed __7__ number in the directory trying to ring him back, but never got through.

    Merciful God blessing, ___8___ abrupt freezing rainfall made his powder wet. Luckily, the trouble was without any extension except that he crashed into a greengrocer’s making all the ripe fruits become messy jam. ___9___ people seized this crazy man with caution and sobered him by tapping his face, he complained about the bad weather instead of associating his failure ___10__ his unscientific design.

39. Pronunciation and Status 

    An ambassador and a referee were consulting a professor on the caption of a Buddhistic alphabet when a sobbing woman stopped them to sell an antique musical bathtub. Her dirty garment and the handkerchief ___1___ her waist were badly in need of  sending to a laundry. The ambassador ___2____(comfortable) gave her a handful of pence from his wallet and said, “Take this fortune away, troublesome woman.”

    ___3___ her figure faded away, the brilliant professor said, “You are mistaken and your improper remark on her should  be condemned. In terms of this extraordinary woman, you can’t classify her status by __4___  horrible clothes or disgusting nails. Her clean woolen vest and stockings, especially her classic pronunciation, all ___5___(suggest) her upper status.” The ambassador gave a whistle in amazement, and advised ____6___(make) her acquaintance. The professor hesitated for a while, then compromised.

    The outcome was ___7__ she was an authentic superior police officer. When they ___8____(show)  in her office and saw her once more, she brought them a teapot of tea and some cookies, laughing and saying, “I rubbed some cream and wax on my garment and passed myself off as a shabby woman ___9___thieves and robbers to investigate a plot. Generally speaking, your overlooking me and my adaptation are the best help. But my pronunciation seemed  __10____ (betray) me.”

40. A Sly Murder

    When giving a lecture about the significance of punctuation, the academic professor was interrupted and arrested by the police for murdering his wife, a receptionist of a kindergarten. The police found some photos he deleted from their e-album ___1___(show) that they used to have a gay life. But, fed up with her wrinkled face, he murdered her instead of divorcing her __2___(avoid) fortune division. He cut up a kind of seashell ___3__ a sharpened knife, and hammered it into powder on a skateboard, and made at most one gram, which was enough to accelerate one’s pulse __4___he or she dies. This kind of poison can date back to 10,000 BC ___5___ people rubbed it on spears to kill beasts. The professor mixed the poison with onion, watermelon and yogurt ___6__ his wife. Howling and scratching her chest, she felt dizzy and died soon.

After tentative examination, the police assumed ___7__ died of heart disease. But systematic botanical analyses showed that the watermelon spit on the messy mat and the quilt was ___8____(poison). Regardless of exhaustion and starvation, the acute and skilful policemen __9__ (use) radioactive equipment to make sure the category of the poison. Primitive and not ample __10____ their alternative equipment was, they got perfect accuracy somehow.  

People applauded the police and the woman’s family can look ahead with relief now.



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