One day, a poor boy who was trying to pay his way through school by selling goods from door to door found that he only had one dime left. He was hungry so he decided to __1__ for a meal at the next house.
However, he lost his nerve __2__ a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked __3__ so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it __4__， and then asked, “How much do I owe you？”
“You don't owe me anything，” she __5__. “Mother has taught me never to accept pay for a __6__.” He said, “Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger __7__， but it also increased his faith in God and human race. He was about to give up and quit before this point.
Years later the young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where specialists can be called __8__ to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly, now __9__， was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light __10__ his eyes. Immediately, he __11__ and went down through the hospital hall into her room.
__12__ in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He __13__ her at once. He went back to the consultation room and __14__ to do his best to save her life. From that day on, he gave __15__attention to her case.
After a long __16__ the battle was won. Dr. Kelly __17__ the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it and then wrote something on the side. The bill was sent to her room. She was afraid to open it because she was __18__ that it would take the rest of her life to pay it off. Finally she looked, and the note on the side of the bill caught her __19__. She read these_words...
“Paid in full with a glass of milk.”
(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as she __20__ silently. “Thank you, God. Your love has spread through human hearts and hands.”
1．A.call B．make C．beg D．prepare
2．A.while B．when C．though D．unless
3．A.thirsty B．lazy C．tired D．hungry
4．A.slowly B．unexpectedly C．steadily D．hurried
5．A.announced B．shook C．replied D．doubtful
6．A.reward B．kindness C．hand D．value
7．A.physically B．mentally C．normally D．properly
8．A.up B．for C．on D．in
9．A.rich B．famous C．observant D．vivid
10．A.fixed B．consulted C．filled D．concentrated
11．A.rose B．raised C．got D．left
12．A.Worn B．Having C．putting D．Dressed
13．A.recognized B．knew C．spared D．regained
14．A.desired B．declared C．determined D．declined
15．A.special B．ordinary C．normal D．no
16．A.decision B．preparation C．struggle D．debate
17．A.ordered B．requested C．confused D．compressed
18．A.negative B．uncertain C．positive D．obvious
19．A.presentation B．preference C．attention D．arrangement
20．A.praised B．pretended C．pressed D．prayed
One day, a poor boy who was trying to pay his way through school by selling goods door to door found that he only had one dime (一角银币) left. He was hungry so he decided to 1 for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. 2 a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked 3 so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I 4 you?” “You don’t owe me anything,” she replied, “Mother has taught me never to accept 5 for a kindness.” He said, “Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger 6 , but it also increased his faith in God and the human race. He was about to give up and 7 before this point. Years later the young woman became critically ill. The 8 doctors were baffled (阻挡). They finally sent her to the big city, where specialists can be called in to study her 9 disease. Dr. Howard Kelly, now 10 was called in for the consultation (会诊). When he heard the name of the town she came from, a(an) 11 light filled his eyes. 12 , he rose and went down through the hospital hall into her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He 13 her at once. He went back to the 14 room and determined to do his best to save her life. From that day on, he gave special 15 to her case.
After a long struggle, the battle was 16 . Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it and then 17 something on the side. The bill was sent to her room. She was 18 to open it because she was sure that it would take the rest of her life to pay it off. Finally she looked, and the note on the side of the bill 19 her attention. She read these words…
“Paid in full with a glass of 20 .”
(Singed) Dr. Howard Kelly
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as she prayed silently: “Thank you, God. Your love has spread through human hearts and hands.”
46.A. ask B. beg C. wait D. look
47. A. Because of B. In front of C. In case of D. Instead of
48. A. upset B. thirsty C. hungry D. sad
49. A. owe B. cost C. lend D. own
50. A. offer B. pay C. help D. thanks
51. A. quickly B. mentally C. physically D. warmly
52. A. quit B. continue C. retire D. surrender
53. A. local B. poor C. kind D. cruel
54. A. common B. ordinary C. rare D. scarce
55. A. old B. famous C. unknown D. retired
56. A. strange B. special C. poor D. angry
57. A. Suddenly B. Generally C. Unfortunately D. Immediately
58. A. called B. recognized C. remembered D. found
59. A. waiting B. treating C. information D. consultation
60. A. interest B. food C. attention D. effort
61. A. defeated B. won C. lost D. completed
62. A. changed B. read C. crossed D. wrote
63. A. excited B. afraid C. nervous D. surprised
64. A. caught B. called C. paid D. caused
65. A. water B. coffee C. milk D. ice cream
"Mark Twain" was the name used by Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910) when he wrote books. His father was a lawyer, but a poor one, who lived at Florida, Missouri. The family was so poor that Samuel did not receive much teaching. He had to learn all that he could from the people whom he met. His father died when he was very young, and then there was even less money than before.
Many of the men in this part of America worked in the ships on the great River Mississippi, and he did this himself at one time (1857).
Where did he find the name "Mark Twain"? It came from the great river itself. It was part of one of the cries used by men who worked in the ships. When a man called "By the mark twain!" he meant that the river was "two marks deep" there, that is to say, six feet deep ( "Twain" is an old form of the work "Two".) Samuel Clemens often heard these words when he was young, and he used them as a penname all his life.
During his work on the Mississippi he met travelers of all kinds, and this helped him a great deal when he started to write. But the number of travelers became smaller when war started in America in 1861. Many of the great ships on the river stopped work. Samuel left then and went to Nevada with his brother, who was at that time Governor of Nevada. There, near the town of Carson, Samuel became a gold miner, but he never made much money at the time. He soon saw that life in the gold mines was not for him. He also tried writing for the newspapers in Nevada, and this seemed more hopeful. He found that he could write.
He went to Europe in 1867 and visited France and Italy. In 1870 he married Olivia Langdon, and two years later he was spending nearly all his time writing. Among his books is his own story (1908).
He is now always known as Mark Twain, and many people do not even know that his family name was Clemens. He traveled in America and in England, and went to Oxford in 1907. He was one of the great American writers of the time, and could make his readers laugh – a thing which few writers can do. He died in 1910.
【小题1】"Mark Twain" was _________.
|A．a famous American writer||B．name of a book|
|C．a great river in America||D．a large ship|
|A．his father died too early|
|B．the family was very poor|
|C．he disliked school very much|
|D．he could learn what he liked from the people he met|
|A．His poor childhood||B．The Mississippi river|
|C．All kinds of travelers he met||D．His brother|
|A．Samuel loved writing from his early age|
|B．Samuel did not love writing at the beginning|
|C．his writings to the newspaper were successful|
|D．his brother encouraged him to write more|
|A．write a lot for his readers|
|B．make a lot of money for his family|
|C．cause his readers to laugh|
|D．travel everywhere he wanted|
James Cleveland Owens was the son of a farmer and the grandson of black slaves. His family moved to Cleveland when he was 9.There, a school teacher asked the youth his name.
"J.C., "he replied.
She thought he had said "Jesse", and he had a new name.
Owens ran his first race at age 13.After high school, he went to Ohio State University. He had to work part time so as to pay for his education. As a second? year student in the Big Ten games in 1935, he set even more records than he would in the Olympic Games a year later.
A week before the Big Ten meet, Owens accidentally fell down a flight of stairs. His back hurt so much that he could not exercise all week, and he had to be helped in and out of the car that drove him to the meet. He refused to listen to the suggestions that he give up and said he would try, event by event. He did try, and the results are in the record book.
The stage was set for Owens victory at the Olympic Games in Berlin the next year, and his success would come to be regarded as not only athletic but also political. Hitler did not congratulate any of the African?American winners.
"It was all right with me, "he said years later."I didn’t go to Berlin to shake hands with him, anyway."
Having returned from Berlin, he received no telephone calls from the president of his own country, either. In fact, he was not honored by the United States until 1976, four years before his death.
Owens? Olympic victories made little difference to him. He earned his living by looking after a school playground, and accepted money to race against cars, trucks, motorcycles and dogs.
"Sure, it bothered me, "he said later." But at least it was an honest living. I had to eat."
In time, however, his gold medals changed his life."They have kept me alive over the years, "he once said. "Time has stood still for me. That golden moment dies hard."
Owens got his other name "Jesse" when.
A. he went to Ohio State University
B. his teacher made fun of him
C. his teacher took "J. C."for "Jesse"
D. he won gold medals in the Big Ten meet
In the Big Ten meet，Owens
A. hurt himself in the back B. succeeded in setting many records
C. tried every sports event but failed D. had to give up some events
We can infer from the text that Owens was treated unfairly in the US at that time because.
A. he was not of the right race
B. he was the son of a poor farmer
C. he didnˊt shake hands with Hitler
D. he didnˊt talk to the US president on the phone
When Owens says "They have kept me alive over the years ",he means that the medals.
A. have been changed for money to help him live on
B. have made him famous in the US
C. have encouraged him to overcome difficulties in life
D. have kept him busy with all kinds of jobs
What would be the best title for the text?
A. Jesse Owens, A Great American Athlete
B. Golden Moment — A Life?time Struggle
C. Making A Living As A Sportsman
D. How To Be A Successful Athlete