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When I was fifteen months old.I fell on a glass rabbit which cut my eye badly enough to blind it.And as I grew,this sightless eye , in so many ways controlled me that I walked with my face looking at the floor so people would not see the ugly me.

Yet Mama would hold me in her arms and stroke my hair and say,“If you hold your head up high,it will be OK.And people will see your beautiful soul.”She continued this message whenever I wanted to hide.

As a little child,I thought Mama meant,“Be careful or you will fall down or bump into something because you are not looking.”As a teenager, I found that my mama’s words helped me begin to realize that by letting people look at my face,I let them recognize the intelligence and beauty behind my eyes.

In high school I was successful both academically and socially.I was even elected class president,but inside me I still felt like a freak(畸形人).When things got really bad,I would cry to my mama and she would look at me with loving eyes and say, “Hold your head up high and face the world.Let them see the beauty that is inside.”

When I met the man who became my partner for life,we looked each other straight in the eye,and he told me I was beautiful inside and out.Mama’s love and encouragement were the spark that gave me the confidence to overcome my own doubt.

“Hold your head up high” has been heard many times in my home.Each of my children has felt its invitation.The gift my mama gave me lives on in another generation.

What is TRUE of the writer’s eyes?

     A.She was blind in one eye when she was born.

B.Her blindness was caused by a traffic accident.

     C.She became blind in one eye because of a fall.

D.She lives unhappily because of her blindness.

When the writer was a high school student,she ________ .

      A.was proud of her beauty that was inside

B.was active in taking part in social activities

      C.was filled with doubts and worries about her sightless eye

      D.was good at her study but sometimes lacked confidence

What does the underlined word “invitation” mean?

      A.encouragement    B.advantage    C.warmth    D.weight

What’s the author’s purpose in writing the passage?

      A.To show the power of confidence.          

B.To express her attitude to her mom.

      C.To explain how to build confidence.          

D.To inspire people to face difficulties







科目:高中英语 来源:江苏省木渎高级中学2010届高三下学期课堂测试练习试题英语(一) 题型:完型填空

第二节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)
When I was 16 years old,I made my first visit to Disneyland in America.It wasn't the first time I had been _16_.Like most English children I learned French 17_school and I had often been to France,so I  18_  speaking a foreign language to people who didn't understand _19  .But  __20_ I went to America,I was really looking forward to _2l_ a nice easy holiday without any _22_ problems.
_23  wrong I was! The misunderstanding began _24_ the airport。I was looking for a _25_ telephone to give my friend Danny a _26_ and tell her that I had arrived.A  _27  old man saw me looking lost and asked _28_ he could help me.
“Yes,”I said,“I want to give my friend a ring.”“Well,that's nice,”he said,“Are you getting _29 ? But aren't you a bit young?”“_30_ is talking about marriage?”I replied.“I just want to give my friend a ring to tell her I've arrived.Can you tell me  31  there’s a phone box?”“Oh!”he said,“there's a phone downstairs.”
When at last we did meet up,Danny explained the misunderstanding to me.“Don't worry,”she said to me,“I had so many  _32  at first.There are lots of words which the Americans  _33_ differently in meaning from us British.You'll soon get used to  34  funny things they say.Most of the  _35_ , British and American people understand each other!”
16. A.out                   B.away              C.outside                 D.abroad
17. A.from              B.during            C.at                      D.after
18. A.get used to         B.was used to      C.used to                D.used
19. A.English        B.French          C.Russian               D.Latin
20. A.when             B.while               C.if                      D.for
21. A.buying             B.having         C.giving                  D.receiving
22. A.time              B.human         C.1anguage            D. money
23. A. Too                B. What a          C.What                  D.How
24. A.with              B. to                        C.over                         D.at
25. A.cheap             B.popular        C.public                  D.good
26. A. letter               B. ring                  C. news                     D. information
27.A. friendly            B. strange             C. stupid                      D. tough
28.A.how              B. if                     C. where                    D. what
29.A. to marry           B. to be married     C. marrying                 D. married
30.A.You              B.She             C.Who                   D.He
31.A.where          B.in which      C.over there            D.that
32. A.trouble           B.difficulties     C.things                  D.fun
33. A.write             B.speak           C.use                      D.read
34. A.every             B.these           C.some                    D.all the
35. A.chance                 B.situation          C.condition                      D.time


科目:高中英语 来源:2010年高考二轮复习完形填空模拟训练 题型:完型填空

My name is Jane Eyre and my parents died when I was a baby. For ten years I lived a ___1___ life with my aunt and cousins who treated me unfairly. My cousins teased me and my aunt never showed me any ___2___. The only person who cared about me was the maid, Bessie. One day my cousin John 3me: “You should go and beg, not live with rich folks like us!” After fighting with him I was locked in a room, where I ___4___ for hours crying.
Things ___5___ the same until a tall gentleman called Mr Brockehurst came to visit. My aunt told me that I was going to a school ___6___ by the gentleman. “Train her to be useful and humble,” said Aunt. Two days later I ___7___ my home.
At first my ___8___ at Lowood School was easy. The food was bad and I was often cold but I made ___9___ and enjoyed studying. But after an illness killed several students, new owners ___10___ the school and life improved. Six years later I ___11___ a teacher and was very happy. But eventually(最后) I felt that I should explore more of the world and found a job as a private teacher in a ___12___.
Before I left Lowood, I was ___13___ by Bessie, who told me that seven years ago my father’s brother had come ___14___ me but left again to go abroad. “He looked like quite a gentleman,” said Bessie. I wondered if he would ever look for me again.
My new life ___15___ at Thornfield Hall, a large country house, ___16___ a little girl called Adele. She was the adopted(被收养的) daughter of the owner of the house, Mr Rochester. He ___17___ stayed at Thornfield and ___18___ my time was mainly spent with Adele and the servants. My life was quite happy now although there was something ___19___ about my new home. Often I heard odd(奇怪的) sounds ___20___ from the top floor of the house.
1. A. happy             B. long          C. sad           D. comfortable
2. A. food               B. love              C. method        D. schooling
3. A. shouted at         B. cried over      C. found out              D. talked with
4. A. lived               B. stayed         C. studied          D. beat
5. A. appeared          B. worked         C. seemed        D. remained
6. A. built                B. designed       C. owned         D. opened
7. A. built                   B. reached        C. left                   D. sold
8. A. food              B. life              C. book          D. study
9. A. noise              B. friends        C. mistakes       D. faces
10. A. took over           B. took up       C. took off       D. took away
11. A. turned             B. met            C. became        D. found
12. A. school            B. home          C. library       D. country
13. A. taught             B. visited         C. brought       D. required
14. A. looking for     B. looking after  C. looking into         D. looking at
15. A. stopped           B. continued      C. started        D. remained
16. A. showing           B. teaching       C. searching     D. wanting
17. A. often               B. hardly        C. happily        D. quietly
18. A. yet                B. so                       C. still          D. though
19. A. interesting      B. good         C. instructive    D. strange
20. A. come             B. drop          C. fall          D. Go


科目:高中英语 来源:2010年高考二轮复习完形填空模拟训练 题型:完型填空

A Strange Greeting, a True Feeling Last week I was invited to a doctor’s meeting at the Ruth hospital for incurables. In one of the wards a patient, an old man, got up shakily from his bed and moved towards me. I could see that he hadn't long to   1  , but he came up to me and placed his right foot close mine on the floor.
“Frank!” I cried in astonishment. He couldn’t   2  , as I knew, but all the time   3  his foot against mine.
My   4  raced back more than thirty years to the   5   days of 1941, when I was a student in London. The   6  was an air-raid shelter, in which I and about hundred other people slept every night. Two of the regulars were Mrs. West and her son Frank.
7  wartime problems, we shelter-dwellers got to   8   each other very well. Frank West   9  me because he wasn’t   10 , not even at birth. His mother told me he was 37 then, but he had   11   of a mind than a baby has. His “  12 ” consisted of rough sounds——sounds of pleasure or anger and   13  more. Mrs. West, then about 75, was a strong, capable woman, as she had to be, of course, because Frank   14   on her entirely. He needed all the   15  of a baby.
One night a policeman came and told Mrs. West that her house had been flattened by a 500-pounder. She   16  nearly everything she owned.
When that sort of thing happened, the rest of us helped the   17  ones. So before we   18   that morning, I stood beside Frank and   19  my right foot against his. They were about the same size. That night, then, I took a pair of shoes to the shelter for frank. But as soon as he saw me he came running and placed his right foot against mine. After that, his   20  to me was always the same.
(   )1. A. work             B. stay       C. live            D. expect
(   )2. A. answer      B. speak     C. smile         D. laugh
(   )3. A. covering          B. moving      C. fighting         D. pressing
(   )4. A. minds       B. memories   C. thoughts        D. brains
(   )5. A. better       B. dark       C. younger           D. old
(   )6. A. cave              B. place      C. sight                 D. scene
(   )7. A. Discussing           B. Solving      C. Sharing              D. Suffering
(   )8. A. learn from          B. talk to     C. help            D. know
(   )9. A. needed        B. recognized  C. interested         D. encouraged
(   )10. A. normal      B. common     C. unusual         D. quick
(   )11. A. more         B. worse     C. fewer           D. less
(   )12. A. word         B. speech     C . sentence         D. language
(   )13. A. not              B. no         C. something        D. nothing
(   )14. A. fed              B. kept       C. lived           D. depended
(   )15. A. attention    B. control          C. treatment         D. management
(   )16. A. lost              B. needed          C. destroyed         D. left
(   )17. A. troublesome  B. unlucky    C. angry                D. unpopular
(   )18. A. separated          B. went      C. reunited              D. returned
(   )19. A. pushed      B. tried      C. showed        D. measured
(   )20. A. nodding           B. greeting     C. meeting           D. acting


科目:高中英语 来源:2010-2011学年浙江省富阳二中高一下学期第一次月考英语卷 题型:完型填空

Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Once __41 __, such opportunities are like valuable diamonds hidden in the sand.
Several years ago, I spoke at a school about how we were surrounded by “___42___  ” if we could only recognize them. A man stopped by to see me, and I remembered him as somebody who had suffered through a(n) ___43___ divorce (离婚) and was examining what was most important to him. He took a small ___44___ out of his pocket. Here is what he said to me that day.
“I ___45___ on this stone when I was leaving church last Sunday. You had spoken about  ___46___ opportunities—diamonds. I put the stone in my ___47___ to remind me to look for those “diamonds” that I need. I have been trying to sell my business . On Monday morning, a man who seemed interested in ___48___ some of my stock (股票) stopped by. I thought, ‘Here’s my diamond—don’t let it ___49___!’ I sold the entire stock to him by noon. Now my next diamond is to find a new ___50___  !”
Not long afterward, he did find a new and better job. From then on, he decided to keep his stone with him all the time as a ___51___ to look for “diamonds” as he dug through the ___52___ of life.
Richard DeVos is right when he points out. “This is an exciting world. It is filled with opportunities. Great moments wait around every corner.” Those moments are diamonds that,   ___53___ left unrecognized, will be forever lost.
Are you looking for “diamonds” every day? If not, you may ___54___ pass them by! Perhaps there is a diamond of opportunity hidden in the difficulty you’re ___55___ now.

A.go offB.give inC.stay up D.watch out


科目:高中英语 来源:2011-2012学年江苏省常熟中学高二上学期期中考试英语试卷 题型:完型填空

完形填空 (共20小题;每小题1分,满分20分)
We often talk about ourselves as if we have permanent genetic defects (缺陷) that can never be changed. “I’m impatient.” “I’m always behind.” “I always put things   31 !” You’ve surely heard them. Maybe you’ve used them to describe   32 .
These comments may come from stories about us that have been   33  for years—often from   34  childhood. These stories may have no   35  in fact. But they can set low expectations for us. As a child, my mother said to me, “Marshall, you have no mechanical skills, and you will never have any mechanical skills for the rest of your life.” How did these expectations  36  my development? I was never   37  to work on cars or be around   38 . When I was 18, I took the US Army’s Mechanical Aptitude Test. My scores were in the bottom for the entire nation!
Six years later,   39 , I was at California University, working on my doctor’s degree. One of my professors, Dr. Bob Tannbaum, asked me to write down things I did well and things I couldn’t do. On the positive side, I   40  down, “research, writing, analysis, and speaking.” On the   41  side, I wrote, “I have no mechanical skills.”
Bob asked me how I knew I had no mechanical skills. I explained my life   42  and told him about my   43  performance on the Army test. Bob then asked, “  44  is it that you can solve   45  mathematical problems, but you can’t solve simple mechanical problems?”
Suddenly I realized that I didn’t  46  from some sort of genetic defect. I was just living out expectations that I had chosen to  47 . At that point, it wasn’t just my family and friends who had been  48  my belief that I was mechanically hopeless. And it wasn’t just the Army test, either. I was the one who kept telling myself, “You can’t do this!” I realized that as long as I kept saying that, it was going to remain true.   49  , if we don’t treat ourselves as if we have incurable genetic defects, we can do well in almost   50  we choose.

A.away B.offC.up D.down
A.as long asB.as far back asC.as well asD.as much as
A.encouraged B.demandedC.hopedD.agreed
A.WhenB.WhatC.How D.Why
A.complexB.advancedC.common D.primary
A.As a resultB.At the same timeC.In additionD.On the contrary
A.anything B.somethingC.nothingD.all