Every time I passed boys who were playing basketball, I stopped to silently watch them. I really 1 them. But as a girl, I once thought that I could never play basketball.
I like playing basketball though I'm not good at it. I've had a basketball 2 I was a child. At first, I could play freely because no one 3 when I was just a kid. But as I grew up it seemed harder and harder for me to enjoy basketball.
At school, it was always the boys who played basketball during PE classes. The girls were 4 allowed to play volleyball or badminton.
My parents did not 5 me play basketball at home. "Basketball is not fit for girls," they said. 6 when I went to play basketball with my friends, boys 7 at me on the court as if I were an alien.
I was feeling 8 and had lost hope of playing basketball. 9 , something changed the first day of high school. I made some friends who also enjoyed playing basketball. They 10 me to get back on the court.
One of them told me with a smile, "Go your own 11 , let others talk." This girl would always play basketball with me. Even the boy who sat next to me in class talked about 12 with me almost every day. I was inspired by them. Confidence and passion 13 to my heart. I am ready to stand up and play. I will play as well as I can, 14 for me, even the sky is boundless (无垠的).
Basketball has become an important part of my 15 . I am interested in it. I watch matches and enjoy playing almost every day. Through basketball, not only do I feel happy and confident, but also 16 a lot.
I've heard the NBA star Tracy McGrady say, "Nothing is impossible." It is from an advertisement on TV. I have 17 to realize that life is just like playing basketball. You should have an 18 .After that, just be confident and 19 going. Never give up and you'll make it sooner or later. I love the motto of the NBA. It can 20 my strong feelings for basketball, "I love this game!"
1.A.dislike B.annoyed C.envied D.appreciated
2.A.when B.before C.after D.since
3.A.struggled B.enjoyed C.cared D.joined
4.A.almost B.only C.hardly D.not
5.A.encourage B.agree C.permit D.let
6.A.Still B.Yet C.Just D.let
7.A.looked B.glared C.glanced D.stared
8.A.up B.excited C.down D.satisfied
9.A.Unluckily B.Naturally C.Clearly D.Unexpectedly
10.A.forbade B.encouraged C.ensured D.explored
11.A.effort B.business C.way D.direction
12.A.sports B.basketball C.interests D.dreams
13.A.stuck B.referred C.turned D.returned
14.A.but B.though C.and D.however
15.A.wish B.life C.work D.study
16.A.experience B.grow C.play D.learn
17.A.turned B.come C.refused D.happened
18.A.idea B.opinion C.aim D.effort
19.A.insist B.remain C.last D.keep
20.A.inform B.ignore C.express D.connect