Bob Butler lost his legs in a land mine explosion in Vietnam in 1965. He returned home as a war hero. Twenty years later, he proved once again (1) ______ heroism comes from the heart.
Butler was working in his garage in a small town in Arizona on a hot summer day when he heard a woman’s screams coming from a nearby house. He rolled his wheelchair toward the house, but the dense bush wouldn’t allow him to access to the back door. So he got out of his chair and crawled through the dirt and bushes.
“I had to get there,” he says. “(2) ______ didn’t matter how much (3) ______ hurt.”
When Butler arrived at the house, he traced the screams to the pool, where a three-year-old girl was lying at the bottom. She had been born without arms and had fallen in the water and couldn’t swim. Her mother stood over her baby screaming loudly. Butler dove to the bottom of the pool and brought the little girl up to the deck. Her face was blue, she had no pulse and she was not breathing.
Butler immediately went to work performing CPR (心肺复苏) to revive her while the girl’s mother telephoned the fire department. She was told (4)______ the rescue team were already out on a call. Helplessly, she sobbed and hugged Butler’s shoulder.
As Butler continued with his CPR, he calmly reassured the girl’s mother. “Don’t worry,” he said. “I was her arms to get her out of the pool. (5) ______ will be okay. I’m now her lungs. Together we can make (6) ______.”
Seconds later the little girl coughed, regained consciousness and began to cry. As they hugged and rejoiced together, the mother asked Butler how he knew (7) ______ would be okay.
“When my legs were blown off in the war, I was all alone in a field,” he told her. “No one was there to help except a little Vietnamese girl. As she struggled to drag me into her village, she whispered in broken English, ‘ (8) ______ will be okay. You can live. I will be your legs. Together we can make (9) ______.’”
“(10) ______ was my chance,” he told the girl’s mom, “to return the favor.”
1. that 2. It 3. it 4. that 5. It 6. it 7. it 8. It 9. it 10. This
His success ______ ______ ______ in music.
At the Olympic Games athletes ______ ______ medals.
He was seriously ill. ______ ______ ______ he didn’t go to work.
He ______ ______ ______ ______ modern jazz than I (do).
Just then, two-thirds of the school buildings collapsed and lay ______ ______.
Some years ago, an American policeman found a woman lying beside a lonely road. She did not appear to have had __1__, but she was trembling and clearly in a state of shock, so he rushed her to the __2__ hospital. She began to tell the doctor on duty a story which was __3__ in all respects. She had been __4__ along a country road __5__ she was stopped by a flying saucer __6__ in front of her. She had been forced to leave the car and __7__ onto the flying saucer by creatures which looked like human beings and which could easily make themselves __8__ although they could not __9__. They could read her thoughts and she could read __10__. They treated her politely and allowed her to __11__after carrying out a number of tests on her. As she seemed otherwise to be __12__, the doctor decided that she was probably suffering from the side effects of some medicine. The woman insisted on being __13__ to go home, but when she gave her address, it was in a town over a thousand miles from the __14__. The police then started to make inquiries (打听) and soon __15__ that there was already a __16__ going on for the woman, __17__ husband reported that she had __18__. Her car had been found with the driver’s door open and the engine running. __19__ the car, the surface of the road had been completely destroyed, not by an explosion or anything of that kind, but it looked __20__ a large, round, white, hot object had burnt through it.
1. A. a rest B. an accident C. a test D. an idea
2. A. most famous B. most expensive C. best D. nearest
3. A. funny B. sad C. moving D. astonishing
4. A. driving B. walking C. running D. wandering
5. A. as B. since C. when D. if
6. A. rising B. flying C. running D. landing
7. A. was taken B. visit C. watch D. see
8. A. noticed B. seen C. understood D. heard
9. A. move B. think C. read D. speak
10. A. their B. theirs C. her D. hers
11. A. leave B. stay C. drive D. watch
12. A. happy B. thankful C. nervous D. normal
13. A. told B. allowed C. advised D. ordered
14. A. earth B. car C. road D. hospital
15. A. decided B. believed C. supposed D. found
16. A. discussion B. search C. movement D. meeting
17. A. which B. when C. whose D. where
18. A. disappeared B. fled C. returned D. hanged
19. A. Behind B. In front of C. Below D. At the foot of
20. A. as B. if C. as if D. only if
III． 1. proved his gift 2. competed for 3. As a result 4. is more familiar with 5. in ruins
IV. 1—5 BDDAC 6—10 DACDB 11—15 ADBDD 16—20 BCABC
Enough sleep is important to health. The amount of sleep needed （1） ______ on the age of the person and the conditions in （2） ______ sleep takes place. The young may need more sleep than （3） ______ old, but usually eight hours are enough for the health of grown-ups. Some can do with （4） ______ than this amount, but others may need more. Every person knows his own need. （5） ______ is then a matter of good judgment to satisfy his need. Sleep （6） ______ (shall) always be enough to bring back one’s （7） ______ (strong) and get ready for a day’s work.
Fresh air is necessary to sound sleep. So it is not （8） ______ reason for some people to think that it is practicable to sleep in the open air. A bath at bedtime, （9） ______ hot nor cool but of body temperature, may be helpful to sleep. Sleep producing drug (帮助睡眠的药物) should never be taken except when （10） ______ (suggest) by a doctor.
The basic meaning of “pet” is an animal we keep for emotional rather than economic reasons. A pet animal is as __1__ as a companion, and we all need companions to keep us feeling happy. __2__ pets offer more than more companionship: they invite us to love and be loved. Many __3__ feel their pets understand them, for animals are __4__ to sense anger and sorrow. Often a cat or dog can comfort us __5__ when human words don’t help. We feel loved, too, by the way pets __6__ us for a home, for food and drink. Dogs __7__, look up to their owners, __8__ makes them feel important and needed.
A pet can be something __9__ to each member of the family, another baby to the mother, a sister or brother to a(n) __10__ child, a grandchild to the elderly, but for all of us pets provide __11__ and companionship. It has __12__ been suggested that tiny pets __13__ be sent as companions to astronauts on spaceships, to help reduce the stress and __14__ of space flights.
In this Plastic Age, when most of us live in large cities, pets are particularly important for __15__. A pet in the family keeps people in __16__ with the more natural animal world. Seeing an animal give birth brings understanding of the naturalness of childbirth, and seeing a pet __17__ helps a child to cope with sorrow. Learning to __18__ a pet helps a child to grow up into a loving adult who feels __19__ toward those dependent on him / her. Rightly we teach children to be good to their pets. They should learn, too, that pets are __20__ for us human beings.
1. A. known B. looked upon C. treated D. kept
2. A. But B. However C. So D. Otherwise
3. A. masters B. owners C. bosses D. hosts
4. A. slow B. quick C. easy D. difficult
5. A. in time B. on time C. at a time D. at no time
6. A. depend on B. live on C. wait on D. look on
7. A. especially B. hardly C. hopefully D. entirely
8. A it B. who C. which D. what
9. A. dangerous B. necessary C. the same D. different
10. A. single B. only C. separate D. alone
11. A. loss B. love C. trouble D. unpleasure
12. A. ever B. even C. never D. probably
13. A. would B. could C. should D. must
14. A. loneliness B. distance C. darkness D. weight
15. A. housewives B. children C. grown-ups D. relatives
16. A. connection B. conversation C. touch D. love
17. A. die B. suffer C. cry D. fight
18. A. pay for B. ask for C. call for D. care for
19. A. comfortable B. suitable C. valuable D. responsible
20. A. fit B. good C. expensive D. bad
III. 1. depends 2. which 3. the 4. less 5. It 6. should 7. strength 8. without 9. neither 10. suggested
IV. 1—5 DABBC 6—10 AACDB 11—15 BBCAB 16—20 CADDB