My earliest bee experience took place at a summer camp. One day our teacher told us to head up the hill nearby. We all began to ___1____ our destination. The girls took the concrete stairs, but the boys ran ___2___ up the grassy hill, at the top of which sat a long wooden fence. Without __3___ the boys ahead of me vaulted over the fence bravely.
What should I do? Take the stairs and ____4___ a girl, or jump the fence and look ___5____? Then I took my chance with the fence. I placed both ____6___ on the top and jumped, feeling uneasy.
I didn’t ___7___ it. As I tried, my foot ___8___ on the top of the fence. Down I went! I landed on my backside. I tried to ____9___ off the accident, but then I felt something ___10____ under me. Just then I saw ___11____ seemed like hundreds of bees flying toward me. I had landed on a beehive! I ___12___ up and rushed as fast as I could. But the bees flew faster. What a/an __13____ situation I was in!
My clothes were covered with __14____ . I parked myself in the camp and I was at a loss. __15____ this, my teacher quickly took off all my clothes but underwear. Bees flew out of my clothes and ___16___ out of my mouth!
I had gained the __17____ of all the campers, but I didn’t feel cool. I had been __18____ almost 40 bees stings(蛰) all over my body. I learned a most ___19____ lesson that day. When we are led by the ___20___ to show off, we might find ourselves sitting on a beehive.
1.A. get B. walk C. set D. race
2.A. already B . happily C. straight D. fast
3.A. fear B. fun C. help D. luck
4.A. feel like B. look like C. care about D. wait for
5.A. excited B. worried C .strong D. cool
6.A. hands B. feet C. arms D. legs
7.A. do B. climb C. make D. succeed
8.A. arrived B. got C. caught D. stepped
9.A. fall B. laugh C. put D. take
10.A. beating B. putting C. flowing D. moving
11.A. that B. what C. which D. if
12.A. sat B. stood C. picked D. jumped
13.A. difficult B. hopeless C. embarrassing D. pleasing
14.A. bees B. grass C. dust D. tears
15.A. At B. For C. In D. With
16.A. almost B. again C. even D. still
17.A. attention B. experience C. knowledge D. respect
18.A. got B. given C. found D. put
19.A. successful B. deepest C. difficult D. valuable
20.A. courage B. desire C. goal D. teacher
1---5 DCABD 6---10 ACCBD 11---15 BDCAA 16---20 CABDB
15.A.at this 见此情景。
I was having my dinner at McDonald’s one evening when an old couple slowly walked in. They ___1____ their meal, took a table near the window and started ____2___ food out of the plate. There was one hamburger, one order of French fires(炸薯条) and one drink. The man ____3___ the food into two halves and carefully placed ___4____ before his wife.
He took a sip(一小口) of the drink. His wife also took one and then ___5____ the cup down between them. “That ____6___ old couple! All they can ___7____ is one meal for the two of them,”thought I. ___8____ the man began to eat his French fires, I ___9____ to my feet, went over and said that I was ___10____ to buy another meal for them. But he ___11____ refused me and said that they made it a ___12____ to share everything.
___13___, the lady didn’t take a bite. She sat there ___14____ her husband eat, and taking turns sipping the drink. Again I ___15___ to buy them something but was refused. When the man finished eating and was ___16____ his face with a napkin. I ___17___ no longer stand it. I made an offer to them a third time. ___18____ being politely refused. I asked the lady ___19___, “Madam, why aren’t you eating? You said that you share everything. ___20____ is it that you are waiting for?” “The teeth,” she answered.
1.A. served B. requested C. collected D. ordered
2.A. carrying B. taking C. fetching D. bringing
3.A. divided B. cut C. changed D. formed
4.A. it B. this C. that D. one
5.A. got B. settled C. set D. turned
6.A. funny B. crazy C. strange D. poor
7.A. afford B. pay C. demand D. choose
8.A. While B. Since C. As D. Until
9.A. came B. struggled C. rushed D. rose
10.A. anxious B. willing C. satisfied D. quick
11.A. warmly B. proudly C. kindly D. seriously
12.A. way B. habit C. case D. model
13.A. Surprisingly B. Sadly C. Shockingly D.Bitterly
14.A. seeing B. noticing C. watching D. finding
15.A. wanted B. asked C. planned D. attempted
16.A. wiping B. touching C. bathing D. washing
17.A. should B. could C. might D. would
18.A. In B. Upon C. After D. With
19.A. curiously B. carefully C. naturally D. plainly
20.A. How B. Who C. Why D. What
1---5 DBADC 6---10 DACDB 11-----15 CBACB 16---20 ABCAD
2.B.take …of …“将。。。中移开”
9.D.当作者看到这一切后，站起来，走过去。Rise to one’s feet“站起来”。
10.B.由于作者是主动“站起来，走过去”所以肯定是愿意给他们买一份。Willing to buy…“愿意买。。。”。
17.B.作者再也不能忍受了。Could no longer…“再也不能。。。”
Last evening I was watching the evening news on television. The news was about a prize for scientific ___1____; I forgot what it was. The announcer, whose name was Ralph Story, said something that caught my ___2____. “All great discoveries,” he said, “are made by people between the ages of twenty-five and thirty.” ____3____ a little over thirty myself, I wanted to disagree with him. ____4___ wants to think that he is past the age of making any discovery. The next day I happened to be in the public library and spent several hours looking up the ___5____ of famous people and their discoveries. Ralph was right. First I looked at some of the ___6_____ discoveries. One of the earliest discoveries the famous experiment that proved that bodies of different ___7___ fall at the same speed was made by Galileo when he was 26. Madam Curie started her research that __8___ to Nobel prize when she was 28. Einstein was 26 when he published his world-changing theory of relativity. Well ___9___ of that. Yet I ___10_____ if those “best years” were true in other ____11____.
Then how about the field of ___12____? Surely it needed the wisdom of age to make a good leader. Perhaps it ___13_____ , but look when these people ___14_____ their career. Winston Churchill was elected to the House of Commons at the age of 26. Abraham Lincoln ___15____ the life of a country lawyer and was elected to the government at what age? Twenty-six.
But why __16____ best years come after thirty? After thirty, I ___17___ , most people do not want to take risks or try ___18______ ways. Then I thought of people like Shakespeare and Picasso. The former was writing wonderful works at the ripe age of fifty, while the latter was __19___ trying new ways of painting when he was thirty!
Perhaps there is still ___20____ for me.
1.A. invention B. discovery C. experiment D. progress
2.A. mind B. idea C. attention D. thought
3.A. As B. Being C. However D. Beyond
4.A. Everybody B. Somebody C. Nobody D. Whoever
5.A. names B. ages C. addresses D. education
6.A. modern B. scientific C. last D. oldest
7.A. heights B. sizes C. weights D. things
8.A. led B. meant C. stuck D. referred
9.A. plenty B. enough C. much D. none
10.A. believed B. trusted C. wondered D. asked
11.A. fields B. countries C. courses D. ages
12.A. agriculture B. politics C. industry D. society
13.A. is B. will C. has D. does
14.A. finished B. went C. started D. failed
15.A. devoted B. gave up C. began D. led
16.A. don’t B. the C. can D. not
17.A. believe B. know C. guess D. agree
18.A. other B. new C. best D. their
19.A. always B. still C. seldom D. enjoying
20.A. discovery B. problem C. wish D. hope
1---5 BCBCB 6----10 BCABC 11----15 ABDCB 16---20 ACBBD
2.C.catch one’s attention引起某人的注意。
James sat outside the office waiting for the interview. He felt so ___1____ that he didn’t know what to do with ___2___. The person who had gone in ___3____ him had been in there for nearly an hour. And she looked so confident when she went in. ___4______James. He felt ____5___ that she had already got the ____6___ . The problem was that he wanted his job___7____. It meant __8____ to him. He had ___9____ it such a lot before the day of the interview. He had imagined himself ___10____ brilliantly at the interview and ___11_____ the job immediately. But now here he was feeling ___12___. He couldn’t ____13____ all those things he had ____14____ to say. At the moment, he almost decided to get up and __15___. But no—he had to do this. He had spent so much time considering it that he couldn’t.___16____ like that. His hands were hot and sticky and his mouth felt dry. At last the door of the office opened. The woman who had gone in an hour earlier come out looking very ___17____ with herself, she smiled sympathetically at James. At that moment James ___18____ her. The managing director then appeared at the office door. “Would you like to come in now, Mr. Davis? I’m sorry to have kept you waiting.” James suddenly ___19_____ that he had gone home after all. He got up, legs ___20____ and forehead sweating and wondered whether he looked as terrified as he felt.
1.A. healthy B. nervous C. careless D. confident
2.A. the managing director B. the woman C. himself D. the situation
3.A. by B. with C. before D. after
4.A. Not like B. So did C. Do as D. Do like
5.A. doutful B. sure C. angry D. astonishing
6.A. reward B. first C. prize D. job
7.A. hopelessly B. naturally C. easily D. so much
8.A. everything B. happiness C. difficulty D. nothing
9.A. dreamed of B. learned of C. thought about D. talked about
10.A. explaining B. performing C. answering D. writing
11.A. offered B. asked for C. being offered D. being asked for
12.A. crazy B. excited C. probable D. terrible
13.A. depend on B. afford C. believe in D. remember
14.A. kept B. been taught C. planned D. been supplied
15.A. leave B. go in C. prepare D. practise
16.A. take back B. put off C. give up D. put down
17.A. ugly B. pleased C. sad D. pretty
18.A. noticed B. loved C. missed D. hated
19.A. thought B. hoped C. wished D. regretted
20.A. shaking B. bending C. walking D. stopping
Key: 1----5 BCCAB 6---10 DDACB 11----15 CDDCA 16----20 CBDCA