A businessman was deep in debt and could see no way out. He sat on the park bench, 1 in hands, wondering if anything could 2 his company.
Suddenly an old man appeared. “I can see 3 is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the businessman's 4 , the old man said, “I believe I can 5 you.” He asked the businessman’s name, and 6 a check , saying , “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can 7 me back at that time.” Then he left quickly.
The businessman 8 in his hand a check for $ 500,000,signed by John D. Rockefeller, who was then one of the 9 men in the world! “I can get rid of my money worries now!” he realized. But instead, he 10 to put the check in his case, just knowing it was there to give him the strength to work out a 11 to save his company.
Within a few months, he was out of debt and 12 money once again. Exactly one year later, he returned to the 13 with the check. At the agreed-on 14 , the old man appeared. Just 15 the businessman was about to hand back the cheek and 16 his successful story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man. “I am so 17 I caught him!” she cried, “I hope he hasn't been bothering you. He's 18 escaping from the rest home and 19 people he’s John D. Rockefeller.” And she led him away by the arm. The businessman just stood there, 20 .
Suddenly, he realized it wasn't the money, real or imagined, but his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.
1.A.money B.hair C.check D.head
2.A.start B.stop C.save D.sell
3.A.something B.everything C.nothing D.anything
4.A.programs B.troubles C.wishes D.dreams
5.A.find B.teach C.help D.protect
6.A.packed up B.picked up C.took out D.wrote out
7.A.bring B.pay C.feed D.call
8.A.saw B.tied C.pulled D.hid
9.A.tallest B.richest C.strongest D.busiest
10.A.continued B.refused C.decided D.forgot
11.A.record B.result C.problem D.way
12.A.losing B.making C.lending D.raising
13.A.park B.room C.company D.hospital
14.A.time B.corner C.price D.weekend
15.A.if B.as C.after D.because
16.A.read B.test C.share D.hear
17.A.sad B.angry C.tired D.glad
18.A.seldom B.hardly C.never D.always
19.A.ordering B.warning C.telling D.reminding
20.A.shocked B.bored C.excited D.interested