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1.Failing again doesn't mean that the world is. 2.On hearing the good news, he shared it with his parents. 3.He my advice and that made me very angry. 4. people were killed in the earthquake Wp don’t know exactly them. 5.He was buried by an avalanche(雪崩)and had to.
When Jack was a small boy, he was once asked to give a speech about “A Big Challenge in My Life”. To talk before the whole class, he was 1(terrible) shy the moment he thought of so many eyes 2(stare) at him. He had no other 3 (choose), though. First Jack was to draft the speech, which was just a piece of cake for him because he was a good writer. But the hard part 4 (lie) in his oral presentation, for it was not allowed to read from the paper. He had to give the speech 5 his memory and in front of such a big audience! A real trial began when Jack stood on the platform with his legs trembling 6his mind blank. How much time had passed by, he didn’t know. His listeners were still waiting patiently and without any signs of laughing. Gradually he found himself back, giving out his speech without much difficulty. After what seemed to be a hundred years, he found the audience applauding. He made 7 ! From then on, his fear of talking before an audience disappeared. Actually with his confidence 8(build) up, Jack now turns out to be 9great speaker. As we know, the greater difficulty we meet on our way to success, the 10 (much) likely we will be to achieve our goals.
A couple of months ago I was renting a house to work from, I was fairly well set up, but didn't own a lawn mower and after a week or two realized I would have to find some way to deal with the growing grass! I didn’ t have much money so I preferred not to pay a lawn mowing(割草) company. I was thinking about this one Sunday as the"Mr Whippy" ice cream van(小货车) pulled up outside on the street, I hadn't had a Mr Whippy ice cream for years,so I headed outside immediately. On the road were three young boys aged around 10 playing. It was a hot day and I asked them if they’d like an ice cream.“Yes,please,” they replied happily. As I left the van,I heard the lady serving the boys saying ,"That was a really kind thing that lady did for you,boys. Don't forget to thank her. "I smiled as I went inside to carry on working. I left for work that evening,and didn’t return until the Tuesday morning. As I drove into the driveway,I realized something was different Yes,my lawns had been mowed and my gardens had been weeded. I felt this big warmth rush into my heart and a smile stretch across my face. Immediately,I knew my neighbors had done this for me,and went to thank them straight away. They wouldn't know that this act of kindness not only made a big difference to me,but it encouraged me to act further and set up a website focusing on kindness in our community(社区). Thank you so much,neighbors. 1.What was the author's problem at the beginning of the story? A.She had trouble putting the lawn in order B.She failed to have her lawn mower mended C.She didn't know how to deal with the grass D.She had no money to run a lawn mowing company 2.We can learn from the passage that Mr Whippy is . A.a neighbor of the author’s B.the author's roommate C.a certain brand of ice cream D.the van’s name 3.The purpose of the author's going to the van was . A.greet Mr Whippy B.give herself a treat C.chat with the lady D.buy the kids ice creams 4.In the last paragraph, the author stresses that she . A.has used the Internet to sell her products B.has achieved great success in her business C.has been trying to do more for her community D.has received her neighbor's suppont for her business 5.What can we learn from the story? A.Nothing is impossible B.It is difficult to start a business C.Kindness leads to more kindness D.It is necessary to enjoy oneself regularly
While Nick was on the bus, reading his newspaper,the man sitting next to him suddenly pushed a large envelope into his hands. “Here,take this!” the man said,stood up and got off the bus before Nick could say a word. Nick sat there,holding the envelope. It felt heavy. There were papers inside t or money perhaps. "I'd better hand it over to the police, "he thought There was a police station close to his office. But,as he got off the busra man came to him, He seemed to be waiting for something. "He wants the envelope Nick thought. Nick began to walk quickly,and the man hurried after him. Nick started to run, and the man began to run,too. But then,just before he got to the police sta-tion,Nick managed to lose the man in the crowds. When he entered the police stations the man was no longer in sight. Inside the police station,Nick handed over the envelope to a policeman In charge. The man opened it. The envelope was full of money,false money. Clearly the man made a mistake "the policeman said "He thought you were one of the gang(团伙)!” Nick felt like a hero. He could already see his name in all the papers. He could imagine an interview on television. “However,” the policeman went on,“I’m afraid I must ask you to keep quiet about ail this. We’re trying to catch some very clever thieves, and we don't want them to know that we have some of the money. So you mustn't say a word to anyone—not even your boss!” 1.The man who suddenly gave Nick an envelope was mostprobably . A.Nick's friend B.a thief C.the bus driver D.a postman 2.Nick decided to give the envelope over to the police probably because . A.the whole thing was strange B.another man was waiting for it C.he didn't want the money inside it D.the police station was near his office 3.As Nick got off the bus,a man came to him because . A.he wanted to catch Nick B.he thought Nick was a policeman C.he wanted to give Nick some money D.he thought Nick was one of their gang 4.What is the main idea of the passage? A.Nick had an unusual experience B.Nick became a hero C.A gang of thieves were caught D.A gang of thieves made a mistake