It’s never easy to admit you are in the wrong. Being human, we all need to know the art of apologizing. Look back with honesty and think how often you’re judged roughly, said unkind things, pushed yourself ahead at the expense of a friend. Then count the occasions when you indicated clearly and truly that you were sorry. A bit frightening, isn’t it?
Frightening because some deep wisdom in us knows that when even a small wrong has bee committed, some mysterious moral feeling is disturbed, and it stays out of balance until fault is acknowledged and regret expressed.
I remember a doctor friend, telling me about a man who came to him with a variety of signs: headaches, insomnia (失眠) and stomach
trouble. No physical cause could be found. Finally my friend said to the man, “Unless you tell me what’s worrying you, I can’t help you.”
After some hesitation, the man confessed (坦白) that, as executor
of his inheritance (遗产). Then and there the wise old doctor made the man write to his brother asking forgiveness (原谅) and enclosing a
cheque as the first step in restoring their good relation. He then went with him to mail box in the corridor. As the letter disappeared, the man burst into tears. “Thank you,” he said, “I think I’m cured.” And he was.
1. When we have done something wrong, we should __________.
a. look honest and think over the fault carefully
b. escape from being disturbed
c. admit the fault and express the regret
d. forgive ourselves
2. What will happen if we have done something wrong?
a. Our lo0gic of thinking will be disturbed.
b. We shall lose a friend.
c. We shall apologize at once.
d. Our moral balance will be disturbed.
3. What was the cause of the patient’s disease?
a. Headaches. b. Stomach trouble.
c. Disturbance of conscience (良心).
d. Some unknown physical weakness.
4. What had the patient done to his brother?
a. He had sent his brother abroad.
b. He had cheated his brother out of his inheritance.
c. He had given just a little share of the inheritance to his brother.
d. He had gone abroad leaving his brother nothing.
5. The patient was cured by __________.
a. writing a letter b. crossing a cheque
c. mailing a letter d. asking his brother to forgive him
B. Choose the best answer among the four choices.
1. It is essential that he__________ in extracurricular activities.
a. participate b. participates c. will participate d. shall participate 2.A Dream of the Red Mansion《 》is said into dozens of
languages in the last decade.
a. to have been translated b. to translate
c. to be translated d. to have translated 3. ________might be expected, the response to the question was very mixed.
a. It b. As c. What d. That
4. He talked as it he _________ the incident.
a. had witnessed b. witnessed c.witness d.have witnessed
6. _________ table tennis was accepted as a regular part of the Olympic
a. Not until 1986 b. It was not until 1986 that
c.It was in 1986 when d. It was until 1986 that
7. Research findings show we spend about two hours dreaming every night, no matter what we ________ during the day.
a. should have done b. would have done
c.may have done d. must have done
8. It was impossible to avoid __________ by the stormy weather.
a. to be much affected b. being much affected
c. having much affected d. to have been much affected 9. You will see this product ________ wherever you go.
a.advertised b.advertising c.advertise d.to be advertised 10. Although he knew little about the large amounts of work done in the field, he succeeded _________ other more well-informed experiments failed.
a. which b. that c.what d.where
C. Identify the mistake underlined and correct it in each sentence.
1. Hydrogen, the nine most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, is an
a b c
odorless, colorless and tasteless gas.
2. He thought that it was not worth the effort to do the job.
a b c d 3. Steel is composed iron and a number of other elements.
a b c d 4. According to the conditions of their scholarships after finishing their
A b c
degrees, the university will employ them for three years.
d 5. He faced with the severe financial burden of caring for a wife and five
A b c d