阅读下面的短文,从短文后各题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 I have always felt regret for giving up on music lessons at the age of 8. So I 1 that my children should learn to play the piano.
Practicing was 2 difficult to my daughter. I bribed(贿赂) and demanded, but nothing 3 her that practicing the piano was for her own good. On one particularly difficult day, 4 she became extremely angry, I told her, “You’ll thank me one day.” With tears 5 down her face, she replied, “Mom, I promise I will never thank you for 6 me play the piano.”
But when she moved away from home, she sent me the letter that every mother dreamed of. She thanked me, not for making her play the piano, 7 for doing her washing over the years and 8 thousands of dinners and teaching her how to clean a room. She wanted me to know that all that hard work had not gone 9 . When she had to do all those things on her own, she appreciated how much I had done for her. After reading the words, I was in tears.
Nothing gives me more 10 than cooking a good meal for my children or 11 up late into the night to help them 12 a difficult Calculus (微积分学) class problem. But often I 13 : Do they appreciate that their mother, who hasn’t taken a Calculus class for 30 years, is still 14 to help them work out the problem?We often live our life without noticing what others do for us and 15 that we live in happiness.
We should never 16 the power of a thankful heart and the impact our gratefulness can have on another person. Our appreciation need not 17 a party or a plate of cookies. A short, 18 thank-you note doesn’t cost anything. It just takes little effort but it can mean the 19 to someone.
It’s nice to hear my children’s 20 now and then.
1.A.compromised B.determined C.understood D.conveyed
2.A.especially B.abnormally C.hardly D.increasingly
3.A.guaranteed B.reminded C.promised D.convinced
4.A.once B.until C.if D.when
5.A.streaming B.floating C.bleeding D.weeping
6.A.teaching B.making C.helping D.seeing
7.A.or B.but C.only D.also
8.A.extending B.requesting C.cooking D.enjoying
9.A.unnoticed B.unexpected C.unpaid D.uncovered
10.A.brightness B.happiness C.fitness D.kindness
11.A.taking B.blowing C.staying D.adding
12.A.give out B.pick out C.figure out D.turn out
13.A.say B.wonder C.regret D.gossip
14.A.outstanding B.easy-going C.charming D.willing
15.A.confirming B.bringing C.sharing D.realizing
16.A.ignore B.have C.exercise D.appreciate
17.A.come with B.deal with C.come up D.set up
18.A.heat-treated B.heart-felt C.heaven-sent D.hand-picked
19.A.commitment B.possession C.world D.earth
20.A.attraction B.distinction C.contribution D.appreciation