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It was the late spring of 1979, a hot Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of us sat 21 , side by, side, in rows of wooden chairs on the maincampus lawn （校园草坪）。 We 22' blue robes （毕业生长袍）。 We listened carefully to long 23 . When the ceremony （典礼）was 24_,we threw! our caps in the air, and we were officially graduated from college.
After that, I found Morrie Schwartz, my 25 professor, and introduced him to
my 26 He was a small man who took small steps, as ifa 27 wind could; at any time, 28 him up:into the cloudS! His teeth were in good shape: When he smiled it was as if you had just 29 him the funniest joke on earth.
He told my parents how I 30 every class he taught. He told them, “You havea 31 boy here. He helped me a 10t.” Shy but 32 , I looked at my feet. Before we left,I 33 Mr. Schwartz a 'present, a briefcase with his name on the front. I didn't want to forget him. 34 I didn't want him to forget me. He asked if I would keep in 35 , and without hesitation （犹豫） I said, “Of course.” When he turned around, I saw tears in his eyes.
21. A. along B. around C. beside D. together
22.A. took B. wore C. put on D. got in
23. A. lectures B. dialogues C. speeches D. reports
24. A. on B. up C. over D. away
25. A. lovely B. precious C. happy D. favorite
26. A. parents B. elder brothe? C. girl friend D' friends
27. A. strong B.north C. warm D. cold
28. A. beat B. pull C. blow D. wipe
29. A. made B. told C. played D. given
30. 'A. left B. reached C. missed D. took
31. A. special B. brave C. busy D. serious
32. A. astonished B. pleased C. disappointed D. nervous
33. A. handed B. sent C. delivered D. brought
34. A. While B. But C. And D. For
35. A. conversatior B. mind C: company D. touch
After working long hours On her feet everyday in the operating ,room, Taryn Rose' knew a lot about foot pain. But unlike most of her colleagues（同事），she turned her pain into money: Today she is the boss of Taryn Rose International, a $528 million company that makes nice and comfortable shoes.
At the beginning, Rose realized the only thing that could stop her was fear of ,failure. “I couldhear my friends and family saying, 'Why did you leave a good job?' If I failed, would I be okay facing them? And: t thought, 'So what? I can go back for further study in medicine.' I started to accept that it would be okay to say, 'I failed, but I tried.' Once I was comfortable with that th6fight, the fear came to an end. I realized I feared regret more than failure. And after you turn to the path you choose, there is nothing acceptable but Success”
Now, Rose has no regrets about leaving medicine. “What I'm doing is not all that different from: what I Was doing as a doctor. The goal is the same: to relieve （减轻） pain. A former professor told me: 'You're helping hundreds of thousands of women with your shoes. As a doctor, you would have helped only the few who went to your office. You're having a much greater effect.'
Looking back, Rose admits she caught a couple of lucky breaks. ”To me, luck is about being prepared for those opportunities （机会） that come knocking. You have to have an open mind, the right skilis and all your senses working 'to see what opportunities present themselves. Luck can open the door, but you still have to walk through it.“
36. Before starting:her shoe business, Taryn Rose was a
A. nurse B. worker C. doctor D. boss
37. Rose realized later was the most fearful for her to have or face in her job change.
A. failure B. regret C. family D. colleagues
38. What did her former professor think about Rose and her new job?
A. She doesn't have to meet many people in her office.
B. Her new work is qtiite different from her old job.
C. She can now serve more people than before.
D. Hernew work is much more difficult.
39. Which of thefollowing can best!explain the last sentence in the passage?
A. You have to do what you can afterluck brings you opportunities.
B. You should open the door when opportunities come to you.
C: YOu haveto be prepared for walking through the door.
D. You should open your eyes to see opportunities clearly.
Last fall was a first-of-its-kind season. I did not arrange （安排） any after-school classes formy children. No swimming.'No music lessons. No play dates. Nothing.
Once they finished their homework, they were free to do what they pleased, but only onehour of TV. In the beginning, my sons, Ben, 11, and Nick, 9, were anxious about this sudden,unplanned freedom. I had to, push them out of the door with a ball, a bike, and so on. ”Play? Iordered.
I learned that this new plan takes time, patience and a lot of faith in the theory that havingexcellent grades isn't really important.
When my older kids, now in college and high school, were young, I brought in the rules ofmodern parenting. They are unspoken, but followed carefully. First, you must let your childhave a variety of activities. After all, you never know where you'll find a genius （天才）。 Second, if the child shows the slightest talent （才能）， the activity must be pushed with lessons, special coaching （辅导） and practice of several days a week. Every minute should be taken and every minute has a purpose. That was really too much for my children.
Now with the new plan, we told stories, We listened to music. And' the. kids played with bikes, balls, and whatever was handy. Nobody kept score. In fact, the boys played outside so much that the lawn was worn down to the soil in places. They've made friends with those who come from all over the neighbourhood to play games.
We like those peaceful evenings. Ben and Nick have a good time this fall, MaYbe that's because the time offhas allowed us to enjoy each other's company;
40.What was new for the family last fall?
A. The children began to learn music when school was over.
B. The writer arranged no' extra lessons for the children.
C.The writer found no time to play with the sons.
D. The children had nothing toclo alter schooli
41. At the beginning of that season the children
A. hatedto spend more time on their homework
B. felt excited about making their own decisions
C. were pleased to have more freedom
D.were worried about thechange
42. According to ',modern parenting“ discussed in Paragraph 4, parents should
A. make use of every minute to be with the children
B, provide coaching and practice for each, activity .
C.try ex, cry means to find a child's real talent
D. know the rules but never talk about them
43. Fromthe passage we learn that
A. children like story'telling more.than bike-riding
B. parents should teach theirchildren how to make a plan
C. children should have time to enjoy themselves after school
D. parents can enjoy their evenings when children play with others
A woman:heads into apopular New York City coffee shop on a cold: winter rooming. Just ahead of her, a man drops a few papers. The woman pauses to help gather them. A clerk ata busy store thanks a customer who has just bought something. “Enjoy” the young woman says, smiling widely. “Have a nice day.” She sounds like she really means it. These arethe common situations we may see every: day.
However, in her best-selling book Talk to the Hand, Lynne Truss argues that common good manners such as saying “Excuse me” almost no longer exist. There are certainly plenty who would agree with her. According to one recent study, 70 percent of the U.S. adults （成A.）said people are ruder now than they were 20 years ago.
Is it really true? We decided to find out if good manners are really hard to see. In this politeness study, reporters were sent to many cities in the world. They performed three experiments: “door tests” （would anyone hold the door open for them?）； “paper drops” （who would help them gather a pile of “accidentally” dropped papers?）； and “service tests” （which salesclerks would thank them for a purchase [购物]?）
In New York, 60 tests （20 of each type）were done. Along the way, the reporters met all types of people: men and women of different races, ages, professions （职业）， and income levels. And guess what? In the end, four out of every five :people they met passed their: politeness test making New York the most polite city in the study.