I told him that he was supposed to be there on time.
A.should B.was thought C.believed
I told him that he was supposed to be there on time.
A.should B.was thought C.believed
Our house was across the street from a big hospital, so we rented our empty upstairs rooms to outpatients (门诊病人) .One evening, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly sick-looking man.
His face looked terrible—it was swollen (肿胀的) and red. Yet his voice was pleasant He told me that he came for treatment and that he'd been hunting for a spare room since noon, but no one would give him one because of his face.
For a moment I hesitated (犹豫), but he said he would be happy to just sleep on our porch (门廊), I agreed.
The old man had a huge heart inside his tiny body. He told me that he fished for a living to support his daughter, her five children, and her crippled (残废的) husband.
He didn't complain while telling me his story. He was grateful that he didn't feel any pain from his disease, which was seemingly a form of skin cancer (皮肤癌).
The next morning, he said, "Can I come back and stay the next time I need treatment?" I told him he was welcome to come again.
On his next trip, as a gift, he brought a big fish and some large oysters (牡蛎) .In the years that he stayed with us, there was never a time that he did not bring us gifts like these.
My neighbor warned me that I could lose potential (潜在的) renters by putting up the old man after he left the first morning.
Maybe we did lose renters once or twice. But if only they could have known him, perhaps their illnesses would have been easier to bear. I know our family always will be grateful to have. Known him; from him we learned what it was to accept the bad without complaint and the good with gratitude (谢意).
1.The author hesitated to answer at first, which suggests that ________.
A.his decision was not an easy one B.he was happy to accept the old man
C.there were no empty rooms upstairs D.he wondered how the old man found him
2.Which of the following shows that the old man had a big heart?
A.He could sleep on the porch. B.He supported a large family.
C.He didn't care about his wife's life D.He was grateful to have skin cancer
3.What did the writer think of the neighbor who warned him?
A.The neighbor wanted gifts from the old man.
B.The neighbor didn't want to see the old man's face
C.The neighbor might do something bad to the old man.
D.The neighbor didn't see the kind soul inside the old man.
4.The author's family will be grateful to have known the man because he ________.
A.stayed only overnight with them B.often brought precious gifts to them
C.paid them a lot of money for his staying D.taught them how to accept the bad without complaint
5.What is the main message of this article?
A.A kind word is like a spring day
B.Where there is a will, there is away
C.Never judge others by their appearance.
D.No attention is paid to those who are always complaining.
Once upon a time, in a forest, there was a buffalo（野牛）. He lived with a monkey. The monkey was not very kind and he troubled the buffalo every day. Sometimes he pulled the buffalo's tail. Sometimes he jumped onto the buffalo's back. But the buffalo didn't get mad. He could stand everything patiently and never complained.
The other animals in the forest knew the monkey always made fun of the buffalo. They got angry with the monkey. They even advised the buffalo to catch the monkey and punish him. The buffalo smiled and said he was not angry with the monkey, but he was thankful to him. He thanked the monkey for teaching him to be patient. Other animals just kept silent with their heads down, without saying anything. At that time, the monkey was sitting in the tree and heard the buffalo's words. He felt sorry for what he had done.
He came down from the tree immediately. Then he came up to the buffalo and said sorry to him. After that, the monkey and the buffalo became friends, and they got on well with each other.
1.Where did the buffalo live according to the passage?
A.In a farm. B.In a zoo. C.In a forest. D.In a village.
2.What did the monkey always do every day?
A.He slept all day long.
B.He always played a trick on the buffalo.
C.He fought with other animals.
D.He played games with the buffalo.
3.What advice did other animals give to the buffalo when they knew the monkey's behavior?
A.Catch him and punish him. B.Make fun of him.
C.Get on well with him. D.Beat him.
4.How did the monkey feel after he heard the buffalo's words?
A.Relaxed. B.Sad. C.Lucky. D.Sorry.
5.What can we learn from the passage?
A.When someone bullies you, you should fight with him.
B.Think about the problem from a different view.
C.When a friend is in trouble, you should help him out.
D.We should get on well with others.
Reyes Guana, 42, grew up in a poor Mexican family. He has seven brothers and sisters. His parents always had two jobs to make ends meet.
As a boy, Guana had a good relationship with the school cleaner. He called her "Nike" because she wore Nike shoes. The boy liked how Nike made everything clean. He told her he wanted to be a cleaner, too. "Well, it's good if you want to be a cleaner," Nike told little Guana. "But make sure you go to college."
Guana also looked up to the principal (校长) of his school. The school leader told the boy that his job was to help students and teachers. "Wow, when I grow up, I want to do what you're doing," Guana told him. "Well, if you stick to your dream, you will," the principal replied.
And Guana really got there. But it was quite a long journey for him. Twenty-three years ago, he followed in Nike's footsteps and was cleaning schools. He worked at three schools to pay for his college education. He held that job for four years and then worked his way up to being a school safety monitor. After that, he worked as a teacher for a few years.
Now, as a principal, Guana never forgets where he came from. He helps students from poor families and shows respect (尊重) for every school staff member. He always invites everyone to school parties, including those who clean the floors and those who drive the school buses.
1.Guana hoped to be a cleaner because he ______.
A.was good at cleaning B.admired the cleaner "Nike" a lot
C.needed to support his poor family D.had to pay for his college education
2.Guana became a school safety monitor ______.
A.when he was nineteen B.after he worked as a teacher
C.as soon as he got enough money D.before he was named principal
3.The underlined phrase got there is closest in meaning to _____.
A.went back to "Nike" B.entered a college
C.realized one's dream D.became well-known
4.According to the writer, _____.
A.Guana should have been named principal earlier
B.a boy from a poor family can have a bright future
C.a cleaner is more important than a college student
D.the cleaners and the drivers should get more respect
5.What would be another title for this passage?
A.From Cleaner to Leader B.Different Jobs
C.From Failure to Success D.Relationship Works
John graduated from a key university and he was very good at his major(专业). He wished to find a good job. One day, he went to a company to apply(申请) for a job. He got the news in a newspaper. He did some research on this company. When he was _____, everything went well. The manager asked him some questions and he answered them fluently(流利地). John was very satisfied with his performances and was very _____ that he could get the job.
But at that moment, the manager's phone _____. He picked up the phone, listened and nodded. And then he turned around and said to John, "Sorry, I want to get some important information now. Please give me the book with the red _____ on that desk." John looked around and found three books on the desk, _____ John went to the desk, took one book and handed it to him politely. Holding the book, the manager _____ the phone and said, "Sorry, we cannot give the job to you." John was _____ and wondered why. The manager said, "There are three _____. First, when you came into the office, I found that the third button(纽扣) on your shirt had been missing. Second, there are three books with red covers on that desk, but you didn't ask me which one I needed and you took one randomly(随意地). Third, when I was answering the call, you should run to the desk to take the book to save time. These details(细节) showed you are not a careful person." Therefore, John didn't get the job.
We can learn a(n) _____ from John's experience. Some people don't _____ the details in life. But it is the details that count.
1.A.told B.interviewed C.checked D.questioned
2.A.thankful B.excited C.confident D.lucky
3.A.lost B.answered C.rang D.called
4.A.cover B.picture C.name D.mark
5.A.so B.or C.for D.but
6.A.searched for B.picked up C.held on D.hung up
7.A.surprised B.helpless C.disappointed D.worried
8.A.methods B.results C.collections D.reasons
9.A.subject B.idea C.skill D.lesson
10.A.mind B.mention C.find D.provide
If you had an emergency (紧急情况), who would you think 1. first? What would you do if your parents had an emergency?
In 1988, a serious earthquake hit Armenia, 2.(kill) about 25,000 people in less 3.four minutes. A father rushed to the school where his son was, only to discover that the building 4. (destroy).
But he remembered the promise he had made to his son: “No matter 5., I’ll always be there for you!” Tears began to fill his eyes. He rushed to the place where his son’s classroom had been and started digging.
Other 6.(parent) tried to pull him off of what was left of the school. To each parent he asked, “Are you going to help me?” And then he went back to his digging 7.(quick), stone by stone.
A 8. (tire) firefighter showed up and tried to pull him away. The police came as well. To each, he asked, “Are you going to help me?”
He dug for eight hours ... 18 hours ... 28 hours ... then, in the 38th hour, he pulled back a large stone and heard his son. He called his 9.(son) name: “ARMAND!” He heard back: “Dad? It’s me, Dad! I told the other kids not to worry. I told them that you would come 10.(save) us.”
“What’s going on in there?” the father asked.
“There are 14 of us left out of 33, Dad, ” his son answered.
“Come on out, son!”
“Let the other kids out first. I know you’ll get me! No matter what, I know you’ll always be there for me!”
There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long tip to the place where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies(夹馅面包)and a six-pack of root beer and he started his journey.
When he had gone through about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie.
She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted.
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later. his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God. "But before his mother responded, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant(容光焕发)with joy, returned to her home. Her son was shocked by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God. "But before her son responded, she added,"
You know, he was much younger than I expected. "
1.Where did the boy spend all the afternoon?
A.At home B.In the park C.At the old woman's home D.In the street.
2.Why did the boy offer the old woman a root beer?
A.Because the old woman was still hungry. B.Because he wanted to see her smile again.
C.Because he didn't like the root beer. D.Because the old woman paid him for it.
3.In the second paragraph, the underlined word "delighted" means__________.
A.nervous B.worried C.bored D.happy
4.What is God like in the eyes of old woman?
A.He should be much younger. B.He must be kind to old people.
C.He should be old enough. D.He couldn't talk too much.
5.What does the writer want to tell us in the passage?
A.People can have lunch with God. B.God is a young boy.
C.God is in the park. D.The happy man who can also bring joy to others is God.
For 72 years, Lisa Gumpel kept a secret. "For a long time, I decided not to tell anyone about it," said Gumpel, 85 years old, who finally settled (定居) in Minnesota 1. the war and now lives in the Twin Cities.
She told people that she and her two sisters were among the 669 Jewish children 2.(save) by a kind man to run away from the Nazi concentration Camp 3.1939. Their rescuer(营救者)was a British businessman named Nicholas Winton, who also kept the story to 4.(he) until his wife found a list of the 5.(children) names.
Gumpel was very surprised in 1988 when the truth about Winton's one-man rescue operation finally came out. "6.(someone) knew that he actually did all by himself," she said. "He 7.(work) so hard to save lives."
Winton still doesn't think he's a hero, saying that his life was never 8. danger and that he was doing what he feels every person should do.
A party was held for him and the people he had saved. Gumpel was 9.(excite) when she finally met him. "He still treats us all like we're his kids," she said with a 10.(warm) smile on the face.
Here is a famous story about the Great Wall of China. The story happened in the Qin Dynasty（秦朝）.1.Do you want to know more about the love story?
One day, the emperor, Qin Shi Huang, ordered his soldiers(士兵)to capture (抓捕)some young men. He sent the young men to build the Great Wall.
A young man named Fan Xiliang didn't want to get captured. 2.. He had nowhere to go and didn't know where to hide. When he heard the soldiers coming towards him, he was terrified. At that time, a woman named Lady Meng Jiang was passing by Fan Xiliang. She saw the poor man and saved him. Fan Xiliang said thanks to Lady Meng Jiang.3. Later on they got married.
Unfortunately, Fan Xiliang was found and captured. He was sent to the Great Wall and worked there. Lady Meng Jiang waited for her husband day and night.
Winter came, but Fan Xiliang failed to return.4.She took the warm clothes to the Great Wall, but she didn't find Fan Xiliang. Someone told her that Fan Xiliang had died and that he was buried in the Great Wall.5..
She cried so sadly that a part of the Great Wall collapsed(倒塌)and she finally found Fan Xiliang's body.
A.Lady Meng Jiang stayed by the wall and kept crying day and night.
B.After a few days' being together, they fell in love with each other.
C.He ran away from his home and planned to hide somewhere.
D.Lady Meng Jiang prepared some warm clothes for her husband.
E.It was a moving love story.
At the age of 16, Einstein always played with a group of naughty kids. Because he was so busy playing, he didn't study enough and failed his final exam.
One morning, when Einstein was about to go fishing with his friends, his father stopped him and said calmly. "Einstein you're so fond of playing all day that you failed your exam. I'm worried about your future."
"What are you worrying about? Jack and Robert also failed, but don't they still get to go fishing?"
"My boy, you can't think like that," his dad said. "There is a fable that people tell in our hometown. Listen to it now."
"There were two cats playing on a roof. One cat fell down the chimney while holding the other cat. When the two cats climbed out of the chimney. One of the cats had soot on his face, while the other cat's face was clean. Seeing the soot-faced cat, the clean cat thought its face must be dirty, so it quickly ran to the riverside and washed its face. The soot-faced cat saw the clean-faced cat and thought its face was also clean. So it just swaggered down the street."
"Einstein, no one can be your mirror. Only you are your own mirror. Taking other people to be your mirror, even genius may become a fool."
Hearing this, Einstein laid down his fishing rod and returned to his room. He decided to pay more attention to his studies and less attention to what his friends were doing. This allowed him to be successful.
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1.What was Einstein going to do when his father stopped him?
A.He was going to take the final exam.
B.He was going to play with the naughty kids.
C.He was going to go fishing with his friends.
D.He was going to finish his homework.
2.How did Einstein feel about his failure at first?
A.He felt helpless. B.He was worried. C.He didn't care. D.He was very calm.
3.What do we know from the fable that Einstein's father told?
A.The soot-faced cat washed its face by the riverside.
B.The clean cat regarded the soot-faced cat as its mirror.
C.The soot-faced cat thought the other cat's face was dirty.
D.The clean cat fell down the chimney first.
4.What might Einstein do from then on?
A.He would spend more time on his study.
B.He went to read more fables about cats
C.He kept going fishing with his friends.
D.He followed his friends wherever they went.
5.What can we learn from the passage?
A.All work and no play makes Jack dull boy.
B.A friend in need is a friend indeed.
C.The longest journey begins with the first step.
D.Geniuses are one step away from being fools.