There was a woman in Detroit, who had two sons. She was worried about them, _1_the younger one Ben, because he was not doing well in school. Boys in his class made jokes about him because he seemed so _2_.
The mother _3_ that she herself would have to get her sons to do better in school. She told them to go to the Detroit Public Library to read a book within a week and do a book report for her. One day, in Ben’s _4_, the teacher held up a rock and asked if anyone knew it. Ben put up his hand and the teacher let him _5_. “Why did Ben put up his hand?” his classmates wondered. “ He _6_ said anything. What could he possibly want to say?”
Well, Ben not only _7_ the rock, but also said a lot about it, and he even knew where the teacher had found it. The teacher and the students were _8_. Ben had learned all this from doing one of his book _9_.
Ben later went on to the _10_ of his class. When he finished high school, he went to Yale University and at last became one of the best doctors in the United States.
1. A.and B.but C.because D.so
2. A.clever B.hard C.slow D.quick
3. A.seemed B.decided C.wondered D.told
4. A.class B.room C.office D.lab
5. A.think B.leave C.ask D.answer
6. A.always B.ever C.quickly D.never
7. A.found B.played C.knew D.heard
8. A.afraid B.surprised C.worried D.unhappy
9. A.pictures B.exercises C.shops D.reports
10. A.top B.end C.back D.front
Today we had a special class. We had a discussion _1_ “ If you have only one day left”. It seemed that different people had ___2____opinions. Most students said they would stay at home and _3_ their parents with housework. They wanted to show love to their parents. Some students wanted to do something different _4_ helping others. They said they should do something meaningful to the world. Only a few students said they would so _5_ but just have a rest at home. They had too much to do every day. They needed a _6_.
_7_the class had different ideas, we all knew one point, that was to cherish(珍惜) our life. At last, the teacher summed up(总结) our _8_. She said, “ I’m glad you all want to use your limited(有限的) life to do something meaningful. But please remember: try _9_ the best of your time! And study _10_ every day!”
1. A.of B.about C.from D.for
2. A.different B.the different C.same D.the same
3. A.help B.helps C.helped D.helping
4. A.to B.so as C.such as D.for example
5. A.everything B.something C.anything D.nothing
6. A.test B.dinner C.rest D.walk
7. A. Because B. When C. If D. Although
8. A.homework B.discussion C.meeting D.grades
9. A.make B.to make C.not make D.not to make
10. A.hardly B.more hardly C.hard D.more hard