1.My best friend and I were in the shop that she owns. It was the middle of the afternoon. We were both very happy and making plans for the weekend. Suddenly a man entered the shop. We knew that he didn’t look like one of our usual customers, but we welcomed him _ ______ anyway. Without any hesitation he pulled something out of his coat. We didn’t notice that it was a_______until he ordered us to go into the back with him.
After he warned us that he could fire at any time, he looked for the money everywhere, in the bank, from our wallets, and then he asked for our jewellery (珠宝) and we gave him all he wanted. Finally, he finished his “job” and left.
When I was a child, I felt safe with my parents in my home or wherever I was not alone. Then I began to understand the news and I learnt that ______ things were happening “out there”, but I still kept thinking that those events were just other people’s ______ , not mine. From the moment the man walked out of the shop, I completely ______ . I always look around to see which kinds of people are possibly following me. Now I usually double-check everything: if I’ve locked myself in the car or in the house. I am always careful not to wear any jewellery. Whenever a stranger is getting too close or is trying to get information from me, I feel nervous. I know that it is wrong, and that not everyone is going to ______me again.
After all, I consider myself lucky, since nothing really bad happened to me or my friend, but since that day I haven’t felt safe any more. I hate that man not for having taken my jewellery and money, but for having deprived(剥夺)of my innocence.
A.sadly B.quietly C.angrily D.politely
A.gun B.note C.mistake D.knife
A.funny B.horrible C.pleasant D.serious
A.exchanges B.worries C.feelings D.fables
A.made a decision B.lost my way C.changed my mind D.calmed down
A.disturb B.investigate C.fool D.attack
2.Do you remember the name of your kindergarten(幼儿园) teacher? I do. Her name was Mrs White.
I don’t remember much about we learned in her class, but my mother once told me that we write a lot. And I would bring back what I wrote and she could see there were so many mistakes. no red corrections. And always a star. Sometimes even a Good! It worried my mother, so one day she went to Mrs White and asked her why she corrected my mistakes.
And my mother says Mrs White said “The children are just to get excited about using words, about forming sentences. I don’t want to lose the interests with red ink(墨水). ______ and grammar can wait. The wonder of won’t... ”.Maybe she didn’t say it exactly like that at that moment. And what my mother gave me was the main idea of what she could remember.
I _______ now and think Mrs White must have been a rather teacher. She encouraged joy, wonder and excitement — even if our expression of it was ______ . Because she believed a bud(花蕾)once nipped(掐断) never opens.
I used to misspell “beautiful” a lot. Never could quite remember that the e went the a. It annoyed my teacher in high school very much. If I was going to use the word so often, she considered the ______ I could do was spell it right. Finally the e’s and a’s were in their right places. Am glad I didn’t wait on them though. Pretty is ______ to spell but it doesn’t hold as much as you mean sometimes.
And______ Mrs White I had no worries about writing what I meant. Because Life isn’t Pretty. It’s Baeutiful.
A.where B.what C.why D.when
A.liked to B.supposed to C.used to D.happened to
A.But B.So C.And D.Because
A.chat B.criticize C.show D.meet
A.often B.always C.never D.sometimes
A.beginning B.staring C.thinking D.opening
A.Speaking B.Reading C.Listening D.Spelling
A.exams B.words C.exercises D.homework
A.look forward B.look after C.look for D.look back
A. excellent B.strict C.hardworking D.careless
A. right B.wrong C.good D.bad
A.behind B.after C.before D.below
A.best B.worst C.most D.least
A.easy B.easier C.funny D.funnier
A. think of B.come up with C.thanks to D.remind of