2019年11月12日 23:39

  Angels in Indiana
  In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two.
  I scrubbed1 the kids until they looked brand new and then put on my best homemade dress. I loaded them into the rusty2 old car and drove off to find a job. The seven of us went to every factory, store and restaurant in our small town. No luck.
  The last place we went to, just a few miles out of town, called the Big Wheel. An old lady named Granny owned the place and she peeked3 out of the window from time to time at all those kids. She needed someone on the graveyard4 shift, 11 at night until seven in the morning. She paid 65 cents an hour and I could start that night.
  On Christmas Eve, the usual customers were drinking coffee in the Big Wheel. It was still dark and I couldn"t see much, but there appeared to be some dark shadows in the car -- or was that just a trick of the night? Something certainly looked different, but it was hard to tell what. When I reached the car I peered warily5 into one of the side windows. Then my jaw dropped in amazement. My old battered6 car was full to the top with boxes of all shapes and sizes. I quickly opened the driver"s side door, scrambled inside and kneeled in the front facing the back seat. Reaching back, I pulled off the lid of the top box. Inside was a whole case of little blue jeans, sizes 2-10! I looked inside another box: It was full of shirts to go with the jeans. Then I peeked inside some of the other boxes: There were candy and nuts and bananas and bags of groceries. There was an enormous ham for baking, and canned vegetables and potatoes. There was pudding and cookies, pie filling and flour. There was a whole bag of laundry supplies and cleaning items. And there were five toy trucks and one beautiful little doll.
  As I drove back through empty streets as the sun slowly rose on the most amazing Christmas Day of my life, I was sobbing with gratitude. And I will never forget the joy on the faces of my little ones that precious morning.
  Yes, there were angels in Indiana that long-ago December.
  ①scrub v.洗擦,擦净
  ②rusty adj.生锈的,迟钝的
  ③peek n.一瞥,匆忙看过;v.偷看
  ④graveyard n.墓地
  ⑤warily adv.留心地,小心地,警惕地
  ⑥batter n.击球手;v.打坏,猛击

  () 141. I"ve ______ my bag at home.
   A. forgetB. forgottenC. leftD. lost
  () 142. Jack ______ a teacher for months.
   A. has becomeB. has turnedC. has changedD. has been
  () 143. They ______ friends since they met in Shanghai.
   A. have madeB. have becomeC. have beenD. have turned
  () 144. A: What are you doing? B: I"m ______ my lost watch.
   A. searching B. looking for C. findingD. look at
  () 145. The young man ______ .
   A. hold his breathB. hold her breath
   C. held his breathD. held her breath
  () 146. He is so rich that he ______ work.
   A. didn"t have toB. doesn"t have to C. mustD. has to
  () 147. He ______ his homework at home. He likes to finish it at school.
   A. doesn"t B. don"t doC. hasn"t doneD. doesn"t do
  () 148. Do you know which picture ______ best?
   A. does she likeB. she likesC. did she likeD. she is liking
  () 149. Our school will hold a sports meeting if it ______ tomorrow.
   A. isn"t B. rainsC. won"t rainD. doesn"t rain
  () 150. The students will go to the West Hill Farm by bike if it ____ fine tomorrow.
   A. will be B. isC. shall beD. was
  () 151. The farmer will take the cows to the field if the rain ______ later on.
   A. stopB. stopsC. stoppedD. will stop
  () 152. Go to help her if she ______ in trouble.
  A. is going B. will beC. comesD. is
  () 153. We"ll go as soon as it ______ .
  A. will stop raining B. stops raining
  C. will stop to rainD. stop to rain
  () 154. Please tell him about it as soon as he ______ back.
  A. come B. comes C. cameD. will come
  () 155. I"ll catch up with Lucy before she ______ the finishing line.
  A. reachB. is reachingC. reachesD. will reach
  () 156.I ______ the message to him as soon as he ______ back tomorrow.
  A. give, came B. will give, will come
  C. will give, comesD. give, will come
  () 157. Granny Wang told the little children that the sun ______ in the east.
  A. has risenB. roseC. rises D. rise
  () 158. —Do you know if he ______ to play basketball with us? —I think he will
   come if he ______ free tomorrow.
  A. comes,is B. comes,will beC. will come,isD. will come,will be
  () 159. I don"t know if she ______ tomorrow. If she ______ , I"ll call you.
  A. comes, comes B. will come, will come
  C. will come, comesD. comes, will come
  () 160. I want to know if they ______ the spring sports meeting next month.If they
  ______ it, I must get ready for it.
  A. hold, will holdB. will hold, hold
  C. hold, hold D. will hold, will hold
  () 161. Mrs Fang asked the boys ______ .
  A. where is Miss GreenB. where was Miss Green
  C. where Miss Green isD. where Miss Green was




  Leave Room for a Change
  The son was too straightforward in what he said and never knew how to leave room for a change.About this, his father was worried.He decided to help his son."Remember to speak in another way round.Never be too straightforward and rigid." the father told him.
  Not knowing what his father meant, the boy blinked and kept silent.
  However, the father was patient.He tried to teach the dull boy again and again."For example," the father explained. "What did you say when the neighbor came to borrow things yesterday? You said " No, we haven"t." That won"t do.That"s too rigid.If anyone comes to borrow something next time, do not say "No, we haven"t", nor "Yes,we have. "Just say "Some of them are at home. Some are not." That"s a good way to speak. Can you remember?"
  The son seemed to understand.
  A few days later, a man came and called on them.
  "Is your father at home?" the man asked.
  The boy kept silent for a moment, thinking of what his father had taught him, and then replied calmly, "Some of them are at home. Some are not."
  There was once a hunter, who, in passing a quarry, found a serpent under a large stone. The serpent asked the hunter to free him, but the hunter said, "I will not free you, for you will eat me."
  The serpent replied,"Free me,for I will not eat you.
  When the hunter had set the serpent free, the snake wanted to devour him, but the hunter said, "What are you doing? Did you not promise me that you would not eat me?"
  The serpent replied that the hunger did not observe promises.
  The hunter then said, "If you have no reason to eat me, will you do it?"
  "No," answered the serpent.
  "Let us go, then," said the hunter, "and ask three times."
  They went into the woods and found a grey hound, and asked him, and he replied, "I had a master, and I went hunting and caught hares, and when I carried them home, my master had nothing good to give me to eat. Now, when I cannot overtake even a tortoise, because I am old, my master wishes to kill me. For this reason I condemn you to be eaten by the serpent, for he who does good finds evil."
  "Do you hear? We have one judge," said the serpent. They continued their journey,and found a horse,and asked him, and he too replied that the serpent was right to eat the man, "for," he said, "I had a master who fed me when I could travel.Now that I can do so no longer, he would like to hang me."
  The serpent said, "Behold, two judges!"
  They went on and found a fox.The hunter said, "Fox, you must aid me.Listen: I was passing quarry and found this serpent dying under a large stone, and he asked aid from me, and I released him, and now he wants to eat me."
  The fox answered, "I will be the judge. Let us return to the quarry to see how the serpent was."
  They went there and put the stone on the serpent, and the fox asked, "Is that the way you were?"
  "Yes," answered the serpent.
  "Very well then, stay so always!" said the fox.

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  ( )41. It"s important _______ and helpful.
   A. to be kindB. to kindC. be kindD. kind
  ( )42. The young man is old enough _______ the army.
   A. joinB. joiningC. to joinD. joins
  ( )43. His wish was _______ a scientist.
   A. to becomesB. becomesC. becomeD. to become
  ( )44. On Sundays I prefer _______ at home to _______ out.
   A. to stay,goB. staying,goC. staying,goingD. to stay,going
  ( )45. A: What made you so sad? B: _______ three tickets to the pop music concert.
   A. LostB. LosingC. Because of concertD. Since I lost
  ( )46. The teacher agreed _______ lessons to his students.
   A. giveB. that he giveC. to giveD. that he will give
  ( )47. All the students learned _______ up words in a dictionary.
   A. look howB. how to lookC. how look D. to how look
  ( )48. Nobody knew _______ a living in that cguntry.
   A. go toB. to make C. how to go D. how to make
  ( )49. The baby started _______ Try _______ it quiet.
   A. cry, keepB. to cry, to keepC. to cry, keepD. cry, to keep
  ( )50. He hopes _______ better, but never works hard.
   A. how to studyB. to how study C. to study howD. to study
  ( )51. I never heard him _______ so.
   A. sayB. to sayC. sayingD. having said
  ( )52. The teacher made her students _______ text twice a day.
   A. recite theB. reciting the C. to recite the D. recited the
  ( )53. She was seen _______ paper planes in the room.
   A. madeB. to makeC. makesD. making
  ( ) 54. We sometimes heard _______ songs in English.
   A. that he singB. that he sings C. him to sing D. him sing
  ( ) 55. I won"t have him _______ at his mother.
   A. shoutB. to shout C. shouting D. to have shouted
  ( )56. He made us _______ on _______ the tree.
   A. go,to waterB. to go,to waterC. go,wateringD. to go,water
  ( )57. We have no money and no place _______ .
   A. to live inB. to liveC. living inD. living
  ( )58. I have a few words _______ to you.
   A. sayB. to sayC. speakD. to speak
  ( ) 59. There is no chair for me _______ .
   A. to sit atB. sit withC. to sitD. to sit on
  ( ) 60. Do you have anything _______ for yourself?
   A. tellB. sayC. to tellD. to say
  ( )61. Here is the pen I want _______ .
   A. to write withB. to writeC. writingD. to writing
  ( ) 62. He is always the first _______ and the last.
   A. coming, leavingB. to come, to leave
   C. comes, leavesD. come, leave
  ( ) 63.I don"t feel _______ some cooking.
   A. enough well to do B. well enough to do
   C. enough well and doD. well enough and do
  ( ) 64. Do you think him easy _______ ?
   A. to get along withB. to get ahmg
   C. to be got along withD. to be got along

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