In 1977,a dead writer of detective stories saved the life of a 19 months old baby in a
36 .The writer was Agatha Christie,a gentle 37 lady
and one of 38 of detective stories in the world.In June 1977,a baby girl became badly ill in Qater,near Soudi Arabia.Doctors were 39 the
cause of her illness surely,so she 40 London and Hammersmith Hospital, 41 people can get help from experts.She was then only semiconscious and among
42 were dangerously ill.
43 doctors hurried to examine the baby 44 that they,too,were
puzzled by very unusual symptoms.While they 45 the baby's illness,a nurse asked to speak to them.
“Excuse me,”said Nurse Marsha Maitland,“but I think the baby 46
from thallium poisoning.”
“What makes you 47 that?”Dr.Brown asked.“Thallium poisoning is very unusual.”
“A few days ago,I was reading a 48 called ‘A Pale Horse’ by
Agatha Christie,”Nurse Maitland explained.“In the book,somebody uses 49 ,and all the symptoms are given.They are exactly 50 the
“You are a very careful and 51 person and you may be right,”
another doctor said.“We'll make some tests and find out 52 it's
thallium or not.”
Tests 53 that the baby had indeed been poisoned by thallium,an unusual matter used in making glass. 54 they know the cause of the illness,the doctors were able to give the baby the correct treatment.She
36.A.ordinary B.common method C.unusual way D.useful cure 37.A.marriage B.marry C.marrying D.married
38.A.a most successful B.the most successful writers
C.the most successful writer D.most successful writers 39.A.unwilling to say B.anxious to know C.unable to tell D.puzzled to tell
40.A.was sent to B.went to C.flew at D.was taken from 41.A.so B.if C.where D.which
42.A.whom B.those C.them D.those who
43.A.A team of B.The team of C.Teams of D.A team 44.A.to realize B.only to discover C.to see D.to make sure 45.A.were arguing against each other about B.were examining
C.were treating D.were discussing
46.A.is dying B.is suffering C.is dead D.is poisonous 47.A.think B.say C.believe D.do
48.A.magazine B.paper C.novel D.advertisement
49.A.thallium poison B.dangerous C.deadly poison D.unknown poison 50.A.what B.like C.as D.the same as
51.A.observed B.observing C.observe D.to observe 52.A.what B.which C.whether D.whatever
53.A.showed B.shew C.shown D.show
54.A.If B.Once C.Whenever D.Soon
55.A.saved B.died C.was dead D.was saved
David grew up poor.He started 36 in the 7th grade and by high school he was only going to school half days,leaving at 11 a.m. to go to work.
Lack of money meant lack of 37 opportunities,but he had a 38
39 time he read books on human development,vocabulary to learn.In his
40 that he thought would help him succeed 41 down the road.
He was a hard worker and rose above his lack of higher education to produce
decently for his family, 42 the factory life was taking it toll(造成损害~ on him
43 ,emotionally,and spiritually.It was,in his mind, 44
him like a slow poison.
In 1995 he bought his first computer and a few months later discovered the Internet.He wanted to
be a part of it,and worked 48 or more hours in the 45 and worked 46
40 or more hours a week teaching 47 computer skills.He worked
harder than he
48 had in his life,logging over 100 hours a week on many,many 49 .
David began applying for jobs in the Internet and computer fields.He was shot down
many times,but he never 50 .He had a goal and kept after it even when he didn't feel like it because anything else seemed so 51 .That kind of
drive and perseverance；坚持不懈~ almost always pays off.
I'm 52 to say David left the factory and took a job in the computing
field.He beat out college-educated applicants with 4-year degrees with his 53
This is a true story about 54 .It's a story about believing yourself.It's a story about finding what you love to do and following your
36.A.studying B.working C.entering D.playing 37.A.educational B.personal C.developing D.occasional 38.A.way B.hope C.hunger D.goal
39.A.spare B.part C.own D.school
40.A.somewhere B.everything C.anything D.nothing 41.A.somewhere B.everywhere C.anywhere D.nowhere 42.A.and B.so C.yet D.but
43.A.terribly B.personally C.heartedly D.physically 44.A.fighting B.killing C.murdering D.butchering 45.A.factory B.farm C.school D.family
46.A.other B.the other C.others D.another 47.A.him B.himself C.themselves D.others 48.A.even B.ever C.still D.yet
49.A.positions B.conditions C.occasions D.situations 50.A.gave up B.gave in C.gave away D.gave out 51.A.helpful B.hopeful C.helpless D.hopeless 52.A.sure B.certain C.sorry D.happy
53.A.self-taught B.self-assured C.self-controlled D.self-styled 54.A.success B.confidence C.foundation D.determination 55.A.ideas B.waysB C.dreams D.styles
One student took a box of chicken to class.Another carried on a cell-phone 36
and still another whistled loudly every time the 37 turned his back.Reform school?No.College.
More and more,professors say,they are coming across 38 students in their classrooms.Many of today’s young scholars；学者~arrive late,leave 39 ,talk loud
or take care of personal 40 such as paying bills during class.Why are the students behaving badly?“Because they can,”said a student of University of North Texas.
“A lot of the time,the professors let them get 41 with it.”
Some educators say it is time to bring politeness back to their classrooms-and even 42
taking some of the blame for bad behavior.They say that rude students are by no means the
43 . majority but that one of them can ruin an entire
People are 44 when they learn that impolite behavior is becoming more
education,says Dr.Gerald Amanda,a counselor at City College and more common in 45
of San Francisco.They 46 some high school students to misbehave but think those who get to
47 will behave more politely.
Dr.Amanda believes that society in 48 has become more tolerant；容忍的~
of rude behavior and 49 people in power,including professors,no longer
50 standards for 51 .That leads to a growing imprudence；轻率行为~
52 some college students.“There’s a great 53 of bad behavior in the world around them,and young people see it and 54 disrespect,”said
Dr.Amanda, 55 that sometimes students “have no idea that they are being rude”.
36.A.line B.conversation C.message D.picture 37.A.professor B.student C.president D.classmate 38.A.selfish B.cheating C.rude D.hardworking 39.A.late B.early C.noisily D.quietly 40.A.feeling B.interest C.computer D.business 41.A.away B.down C.along D.back
42.A.enjoy B.hate C.start D.avoid
43.A.school B.company C.society D.class 44.A.delighted B.surprised C.interested D.encouraged 45.A.better B.more C.higher D.younger 46.A.expect B.hope C.forbid D.wish
47.A.work B.college C.learning D.knowledge 48.A.all B.time C.charge D.general
49.A.why B.how C.whether D.that
50.A.change B.break C.set D.reach
51.A.teaching B.politeness C.thinking D.progress 52.A.about B.for C.behind D.among
53.A.deal B.number C.many D.sum
54.A.prepare B.grow C.develop D.improve 55.A.speaking B.adding C.warning D.wishing
Anna arrived far too early.Usually she left things to the last minute, 36 today
37 by getting there an hour beforehand was a very special occasion.It was almost
that she 38 to cause the plane to arrive sooner. 39 raced
“Do you look all right? Will he notice that I'm wearing a 40 through her mind.
trouser suit? Will he even 41 me? After all,it was a year almost to the
42 seen Joe.She fished a day since she had
43 out of her handbag and inspected her face.Too much make-up? Joe had 44 made any comment but she knew that she did not approve of；赞成~heavy make-up—“gilding the lily”,he 45 it.It was funny
how much importance she attached to 46 a good impression on
him.After all,friends do not judge each other by 47 .All the same,it
was the first meeting after a long separation,and she wanted everything to 48
Looking out of the window,Joe 49 a first glimpse,through a break in the
50 ,of the town far below.Certainly it was very flattering that they had
51 him to be the guest lecturer at their Autumn Congress yet again.The Chairman
of the Organizing Committee,as a matter of courtesy；礼貌~,had 52 to
meet him at the airport,as he had done on previous occasions.This time,
53 ,it was not necessary,
54 because Joe was quite familiar with the city,but mainly because Anna had said that she could 55 the afternoon off in order to come and meet him.
36.A.and B.but C.for D.as
37.A.because B.since C.as if D.when
38.A.thought B.liked C.had D.hoped
39.A.Idea B.Facts C.Thoughts D.Matters
40.A.new B.strange C.latest D.single
41.A.tell B.terrify C.recognize D.like
42.A.before B.recently C.last D.most
43.A.purse B.handkerchief C.mirror D.book
44.A.never B.almost C.often D.regularly
45.A.told B.called C.saw D.thought
46.A.offering B.taking C.having D.making
47.A.appearance B.clothes C.make-up D.looking 48.A.come across B.turn up C.go off D.get out 49.A.caught B.left C.enjoyed D.met
50.A.air B.rain C.train D.clouds
51.A.employed B.invited C.told D.informed 52.A.offered B.arrived C.intended D.attempted 53.A.therefore B.however C.instead D.as well 54.A.luckily B.really C.partly D.separately 55.A.put B.made C.take D.leave
A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that reads“Puppies for 36 ”.A little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign.“How much are you going to sell the puppies 37 ?” he asked.The store owner replied,“ 38 from ：30 to ：50.”
The little boy 39 in his pocket and pulled out some change.“ I have ：2.37,” he said.
“Can I please look at them?” The store owner smiled and 40 and out of the kennel came Lady,who ran down the aisle of his store followed by five tiny balls of
41 .One puppy was lagging considerably behind.
42 the little boy singled out the lagging,limping puppy and said,“What’s
wrong with that little dog?” The store owner explained that the veterinarian had 43
the little puppy.It would always be lame.The little boy became 44 ,“That is the
little puppy that I want to buy.”The store owner said,“No,you 45 want to buy
that little dog.If you really want him,I’ll give him to you.”The little boy got quite 46 .He said,“I don’t want you to give him to me.That little dog is worth every bit as
47 as all the other dogs and I’ll pay full price. 48 ,I’ll give you ：2.37 now,and 50 cents a month until I have him 49 .” The store owner countered,“He is 50
going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies.”
To this,the little boy reached down and 51 up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted,crippled left 52 supported by a big metal brace.He looked up at the store owner and 53 replied,“Well,I don’t run so well myself, 54 the
little puppy will need someone who 55 !”
36.A.food B.rent C.use D.sale
37.A.in B.about C.for D.on
38.A.Somewhere B.Anywhere C.Anything D.Something 39.A.reached B.touched C.put D.pulled
40.A.called B.shouted C.whistled D.sang 41.A.puppy B.dog C.fur D.snow
42.A.Happily B.Slowly C.Immediately D.Sadly 43.A.examined B.tested C.studied D.searched
44.A.disappointed B.interested C.satisfied D.excited 45.A.won’t B.don’t C.needn’t D.shouldn’t
46.A.angry B.glad C.calm D.upset
47.A.well B.many C.good D.much
48.A.In future B.In fact C.In no time D.In the end 49.A.paying for B.paid for C.pay for D.pays for 50.A.never B.surely C.probably D.possibly 51.A.picked B.rolled C.pulled D.drew
52.A.wrist B.foot C.arm D.leg
53.A.softly B.seriously C.carefully D.quickly 54.A.and B.but C.so D.however
55.A.appreciates B.cares C.understands D.likes
During summer vacations,I would volunteer at the vet's,so I'd seen a lot of
dogs.Minnie was by far the funniest-looking dog I'd ever seen.Thin curly hair barely
36 her sausage-shaped body.Her bugged-out eyes always seemed surprised.And
her tail looked like a rat's tail.
She was brought to the vet to be put to sleep 37 her owners
38 personality didn't want her any more.I thought Minnie had a though.“No one should judge her by her 39 ,” I thought.So the vet spayed her and gave her the necessary shots.Finally,I 40 Minnie in
the local paper:“Funny-looking dog,well 41 ,needs 42 family.”
When a young man called,I warned him that Minnie was 43 looking.The
boy on the phone told me that his grandfather's sixteen-year-old dog had just died.They wanted
Minnie no matter
44 .I gave Minnie a good bath and fluffed up what was 45 of her scraggly hair.Then we waited for them to arrive.
At last,an old car drove up 46 the vet's.Two kids raced to the door.They scooped Minnie into their arms and 47 her out to their grandfather,who was 48 in the car.I hurried behind them to see his
49 to Minnie.
Inside the car,the grandfather cradled Minnie in his arms and stroked her soft
50 licked his face.Her 51 wagged around so quickly
that it looked like it might fly 52 her body.It was a 53 at first lick.
“She's perfect!” the old man exclaimed.
I was 54 that Minnie had found the good home that she deserved.That's when I saw that the grandfather's eyes were a milky white color—he was
36.A.packed B.covered C.surrounded D.wrapped 37.A.though B.until C.because D.in case 38.A.sweet B.interesting C.boring D.strange 39.A.face B.hair C.acts D.looks 40.A.noticed B.mentioned C.advertised D.sold 41.A.performed B.acted C.behaved D.done 42.A.lovely B.likely C.lively D.loving 43.A.strange B.good C.kind D.ordinary 44.A.how B.what C.why D.which
45.A.remained B.left C.kept D.stayed 46.A.before B.near C.behind D.in front of 47.A.took B.rushed C.carried D.held 48.A.stopping B.resting C.waiting D.sleeping 49.A.impression B.reaction C.opinion D.decision 50.A.He B.She C.It D.One
51.A.body B.head C.legs D.rattail 52.A.off B.down C.away D.from
53.A.friendship B.love C.favor D.kindness 54.A.hopeful B.moved C.thankful D.inspired 55.A.deaf B.dumb C.glad D.blind
Five years ago,George,Frank’s cousin,left medical college.The young man worked in 36
now.He had a lot of knowledge on 37 and often operated on the sick people.Of course he was paid much 38 and led a happy life.
Frank envied his cousin very much and hoped to be a good 39 .His father,who was an important officer in their city, 40 Frank’s choice and he knew the young man didn’t
41 much in the middle school.With his help,his son was enrolled
and he told him to put his 42 into his study.
At first Frank worked hard at his 43 and listened to the teachers carefully.
But several months later he 44 because he couldn’t catch what his teachers said in class.So he couldn’t 45 his homework and didn’t know how to answer
in the exams and at last he dropped most of his their questions.He 46
subjects.He wouldn’t make his father 47 and went on studying in the
48 anatomy；解剖学~,sometimes he went to listen to it. college.As he
Mrs Grace asked Frank two questions,he could answer 49 .The anatomy teacher
and said.“How many teeth does a person have?It’s couldn’t help shaking her 50
“Twenty-four.”His classmates began to 52 .And Mrs Grace said angrily,“You’re the most foolish student I’ve seen!”
Frank thought it had 53 him.He stood up,brought out a 54 and
was going to stab his heart.
“Don’t 55 ,class!He doesn’t know where his heart is!”
36.A.cinema B.theatre C.hospital D.temple 37.A.medicine B.chemistry C.physics D.biology 38.A.sugar B.money C.energy D.happiness 39.A.teacher B.athlete C.musician D.doctor 40.A.controlled B.agreed to C.thought of D.kept 41.A.master B.forget C.remember D.receive 42.A.eyes B.face C.ears D.heart
43.A.explanation B.experiment C.lessons D.competition 44.A.fell behind B.followed the advice C.made a decision D.went ahead
45.A.improve B.finish C.prepare D.manage 46.A.succeeded B.passed C.lost D.failed 47.A.funny B.enjoyable C.angry D.puzzled 48.A.kept in touch with B.was fond of C.caught up with D.got on well in
49.A.neither B.both C.none D.all
50.A.finger B.foot C.head D.nose
51.A.more difficult B.easier C.the most difficult D.the easiest
52.A.laugh B.cry C.cough D.sneeze
53.A.wounded B.encouraged C.praised D.hurt 54.A.pen B.knife C.bottle D.cigarette 55.A.consider B.discuss C.worry D.escape
Long, long ago?human beings used to walk barefooted?A king happened to travel 36 into the countryside?He was greatly troubled by the rugged (崎岖的) 37 where
gravel (碎石) and broken stones pricked (使刺痛) and numbed (使麻木) his…38 ?When
he returned to his palace he issued an order that all the roads be 39 with cattle hide (牛皮)?He thought it was beneficial not only to 40 but also to the people and 41
walking would no longer be a painful thing?
But 42 all cattle in the kingdom were killed there 43 not be enough hide to get the work done?Evidently (明显地) it was a stupid 44 ?As it was an imperial order
45 ?At this juncture a clever servant people could do nothing but shake their heads and in the palace 46 to make a suggestion?，Your Majesty?why don’t take an easier way? You don’t have to mobilize so many people?to have so many oxen killed?nor so much money 47 ?What you have to do is simply to cover each of your feet with a piece of
hide?， Surprised and 48 ?the king immediately changed his mind and adopted the
This is 50 to be the origin of using leather to make shoes?Though it sounds 51
and strange?it inspires us to think?It is much easier to change 52 than to change the
53 an attempt to world?So it will be much better for one to change oneself before one
change the outer world?Why don’t try to put yourself on the 54 of the person you deal with? You will find it easier to solve a problem 55 you change your way of thinking?
36?A?much B?a great deal C?far D?a lot
37?A?paths B?roads C?ways D?tracks
38?A?body B?arms C?feet D?1egs
39?A?crowded B?filled C?covered D?put
40?A?him B?himself C?them D?themselves 41?A?hoped B?hope C?hopes D?hoping
42?A?if B?even if C?as long as D?when
43?A?would B?should C?must D?may
44?A?idea B?chance C?attempt D?opinion
45?A?sighed B?to sigh C?sighing D?sigh
46?A?wanted B?ventured C?planned D?hoped
47?A?wasted B?wasting C?saved D?to save
48?A?happy B?excited C?pleased D?interested
49?A?decision B?plan C?suggestion D?idea
50?A?said B?thought C?considered D?reported
51?A?odd B?funny C?amusing D?surprising
52?A?himself B?ourselves C?oneself D?yourself