There was a womanwho went to the airport    (hurry). She was so absorbed        herown thoughts that she was not aware they were going on a different route.Suddenly, a man went inside the cab and took her handbag_____     she placed her visa, passport,and all her money for the trip. She kept on thinking how unlucky she was to bein that situation. That very same night, she heard a piece of      __(shock)news. Flight 230 crashed! It was the plane that she was supposed to board into.       shehad not lost her precious belongings, she could have lost something far  ___  important — her life!

Sometimes bad things really happen. We fail inour exams, or get rejected by others. There are times when nothing seems to goour way. So what do we do about it? We must take all these           (frustrate)out of our chest and start all over again with the consistent faith that we      (get)what are deserved(应得的).

If you failed inthe exams, maybe you’d be more successful and much happier in  __   field. If you were rejected by your friend,there are plenty of others out there who are much more deserving of (值得的)your love and affection. Don’t waste your timeand energy   _____ thingsthat can’t be changed.




Stephen Hawking, who isthe most famous physicist, was born in Britain on January 8th,1942. As a child, he was enthusiastic about _____   (design) complicated toys but        (fortune),in his twenties, he suffered        a disease that was impossible to becured,          _________was a great challenge forhim. However, not only was he positive about the misfortunes           eventuallyhe defeated all the obstacles but also he was      (absorb) in his research in the universe. In1988, his best-seller A Brief History of Time was published,     ________whichhe put forward the idea       time itself has a beginning, and thatit will have      end. In conclusion, he has madeoutstanding     _(contribute) to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity.         












Watching onlineopen classes U.S.top universities has become indispensable for many young Chinese. Guo Lei, anative of Guangzhou, has become        (addict) to various open coursesafter she watched the online video of " Justice: What's the right thing todo." Guo was immediately attracted by the topic and the discussion of the Harvard students about       (moral) and justice.

About 700 sinamicro bloggers        (post) different links to thevideos. 163. Com has launched a special channel for open programs,      __(provide)more than 1,200 class hours of free videos. Many Chinese have adjusted __      dailytimetable and some office workers have quit taking naps        they can watch videosat noon.      download free online resources to their cellphones to watch while taking buses.

On Douban.com, anetizen named "an independent cat" called       others to get up anhour earlier in the morning to watch the videos before leaving for work,___     hasmobilized a great number of followers.

"This set up agood example of how to change and improve our teaching methods." saidWang, a professor of Sun Yat-Sen University.He also suggested that lectures by some popular Chinese speakers and professors___ ___        (translate)into foreign languages and posted online to help foreign audiences understandChinese culture.






Alfred Nobel became amillionaire and changed the ways of miningconstructionand warfare asthe inventor of dynamite(炸药). On April 121888Alfred'sbrother Ludwig died of heart attack. A major French newspaper mistook hisbrother _____him and carried an article_______(announce) the death of Alfred Nobel. “_____ merchant of death is dead.” The articleread. “Dr. Alfred Nobel, ______ became richby finding ways to kill more people faster than ever beforediedyesterday. ”

Alfred put down thenewspaper sadly. It was his brother rather than _____who had died and the French newspaper had made a mistake. All the same,Alfred felt uncomfortable. Was this the way the world was going to rememberhim? He did not like that idea at all. He wanted people to remember him as aman of peace.

He invented his dynamiteat a perfect moment in time. Many countries were beginning to build roadsthrough mountains and needed a safe, strong dynamite. His dynamite wasdeveloped __ _  such peaceful uses. He alsothought that ________ all countries had thesame great weapons, they would see how impossible war was and that any countryfighting a war ______(destroy). Therefore,there would be no more wars. Many people of his day also thought this way.

To make sure that he wasremembered with love and respect. Nobel arranged in a will to give the _______(large) part of his money to establishthe Nobel prizeswhich would be awarded to people who made great _______ (contribute) to the causes of peaceliteratureand thesciences.




I believe being honest is one of the greatestgifts. I know they call it a lot of fancy names,     upright and straightforward. And it’sstill what makes a man a good citizen. This is my code, and I try to live by.

I’ve been in thetaxi business for thirty-five years,  _  (know)thereis a lot about it that is not so good. Because taxi drivers are tough, peopleget the wrong impression   ____they are bad. Taxi drivers are just like      people.Most of them will act as rude fellows. But almost every week you read in thepapers that a taxi driver turns in money or jewels or like that people leave intheir cars.

Once, I found anemerald ring in my car. I remembered helping a lady  __  a lot of suitcasesthat day, so I went back to       I had dropped her off. It took me almost twodays to wait for her in order to return her ring to her. I didn’t get as muchas “thank you”. However, I      (feel) good because I had done whatwas right.

As far as I know,      (practice) everyone will give yousomething, because most Americans are fairly generous. I believe in God and tryto be     good member of my parish(教区). I try to act toward others like I think God wants me to act. Ihave been trying this for a long time, and the longer I try, the     (easy) it gets.


Perhaps I am Courageous,but that's because I've had some inspiring teachers. I'll tell you about one ofthem. Many years ago, when I worked   _  avolunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza   __  wassuffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of        (recover)appeared to be a blood transfusion (输血) from        five-year-oldbrother, who       _(survive) the same disease and developed theantibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation toher little brother, and asked the boy   _    hewould be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for a moment       takinga deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save Liza."

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in a bednext to his sister,      (smile). But then his face grew paleand his smile faded. He looked at the doctor and asked with        trembling voice, "Will I start to dieright away?"

Being young, the boy             (understand) thedoctor. He thought he was going to have to give all his blood.




Time is very important in ourlives. It organizes our everyday moments. However, time never had anyimportance in my life       I received a watch from myfatherthat organized my life and made memore                _(responsibility).

I received this gift on agray-sky day. I had to go to the airport at 9:00 AM to pick up my Uncle Ali andtake him to my father's house. However, I was late because I         (hang)out with my friends. Later on that day, around 11:00 AM, I remembered my uncle,but I was very late       him. He had left the airport andtaken a taxi to my father's house.

I got to my father’s house at 2:00 P.M. on the same day and l feltashamed of        ____at that moment.After I said hi to my angry father and         (tire) uncle, my father asked me tosit next to him and handed me this watch,       gift from him. Then he said,"Essa, did you have fun with your friends today?" I answered,"Yes father, and I’m sorry for…" He interrupted, "      youdid was not very nice and you should be sorry for your actions." He added,"I hope today you learned something important, and this watch will be areminder for you."

I learned a very importantlesson from my father:       (respect ) time and never be late toget someone. This watch is important to me, not because of its price, butbecause of the lesson         I learned from it.



When times becomedifficult, remember a moment in your life that was filled with joy andhappiness. Remember      it made you feel, and you will havethe strength you need to get through any trial.

When life throws you one more obstacle     youthink you can handle, remember something you achieved through     _(persevere) and by struggling to the end. Indoing so, you will find you have the ability  __ _(overcome) each obstacle in our path.

When you find yourself  _   (exhaust),remember to find a place to rest.

Take    necessary time in your own life todream your dreams and renew your energy,     you will be ready to face each new day.

When you feel tension  _    (build),find something fun to do. You’ll find that the stress you feel will fade awayand your thoughts will become clearer.

When you __   (face) with so many negative and drainingsituations, and you view your life _   awhole and remember the positive things, you will realize how small problems mayseem.




In every school a“top” crowd sets the pacewhile the othersfollow their lead. Let’s say the top crowd decides that it is smart to wearbright red sweaters. Pretty soon everybody is wearing   _____bright red sweater. There is nothing wrong with that,      the fact that on somepeople a bright red sweater is       _(extreme)unbecoming(不得体的). The situationcan even become dangerousif the top crowddecides that it is smart to drink or to drive cars at seventy miles an hour.Then the people       (follow) the lead are endangeringtheir lives. They are like the sheep’s      (lead) to the butcher. Now, chancesare        you have come across situations likethese more than once in life; your chances are that one time or        youprobably did something you knew to be wrong. You may have excused yourself bysaying “Geethe crowd does it.”Welllet the crowd do itbut don’t do ityourself. Learn to say“No.”

Develop your own standards and your ownjudgment.       you know the crowd is planning something you        (agree) withhave the courage to bow out(辞职) politely. You’ll have the   _    (satisfy) ofstanding on your own two feet.



Each of us fails from time to time. If we arewise, we accept these failures as a necessary part of the learning process.        alltoo often as parents and teachers we do not allow our children to have the sameright. We convey either by words or by actions that failure is something to beashamed      , and that nothing but top performancelives up to our        (expect).

When I see a child subject to this kind ofpressure, I think of Donnie. He was     ___shy and nervousperfectionist. His fear of failure     __(keep) him fromclassroom games that other children played with joyous abandon. He seldomanswered questions for fear     he might be wrong. He seldom finishedhis work because he  _   (repeat) checkedwith me to be sure he hadn’t made a mistake. I tried my best to build up  _  self-confidence.And I frequently asked God for direction. But nothing changed until midterm,     MaryAnne, a student teacher, was appointed to our classroom. She was young andpretty, and she loved children. My pupils, Donnie       (include), adored her. With herfrequent encouragement, Donnie became confident.




Christmas Eve meansa warm get-together with friends, a candlelight dinner, or perhaps acelebration at a pub for students. But, for Cai Yingjie,        _unusual night has adifferent meaning: helping beggars and the homeless.

Cai,        isa student in journalism at Tsinghua, could be found at Beijing’s Wudaokou Light Railway Station thatspecial evening.        she saw an old beggar, she took thecold, rough hands of the woman with her warm, clean hands,        (give) the woman somewarm bread and helped her put on a pair of new gloves. The woman was surprisedfor a few seconds, then burst into tears,saying: “    the first time I feel respected”.

Cai said, “Abeggar’s life is even         (hard) today. That’s why I want tohelp them.”

They brought breadand gloves with them, and stopped to greet beggars and offer         some of the warm food. Each beggar greetedthem           a look of surprise.

“I know the        (active)can’t help much, but it is meant      (show) our respect and care forbeggars and the homeless who have been neglected for so long,” said Sun, headof the group.


With the reform ofChinese higher education, more and more colleges and universities put emphasison nurturing students' abilities.       a consequence, elective courses areavailable not only for excellent academic performers but also for students ofthe average level.      (certain), students have differentreasons _        (choose) their own electives. For some,practical skills are the essence (本质) of college education, and therefore, courses on computerscience, marketing, and finance             (prefer). On the other hand,        mayhold the idea of liberal education and electives concerning literature,history, and philosophy are the most welcome.

Take myself as    example:being a disciple of free education, I stand for the idea         university is not a place for survival skills,    apalace of knowledge and critical reasoning.         my major is chemistry, theelectives I attend most frequently are English literature, an Introduction toClassic Music, and Different Schools of Western Painting.      really widen my horizon.


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