第二节 完形填空 (共20小题;每小题1分，满分20分)
The Florida sun baked my shoulders as I worked along the I-595 freeway near Fort Lauderdale, picking up rubbish.I paused to 36 the sweat off my forehead and look up at the cloudless blue sky.“ 37 can’t it rain?”I thought.That would 38 things down.
I thought about my 39 ，who were probably sitting in an air-conditioned 40 right now.I’d had some problems in school， 41 my parents decided to let me 42 full-time with my dad，We both worked for my uncle，who had taken 43 of a maintenance (道路养护) company.It was up to us to keep the roads 44 of rubbish.The job was 45 and dirty, especially on hot days 46 this.I wondered why I ever agreed to do it.
We continued our 47 route along the I-595， 48 for the overpass bridge.Then I noticed an area where some 49 were broken on the ground.It wasn’t like that before.
“Dad! Pull over! I want to 50 something out.”
I jumped off the truck and rushed to the bridge.Something was telling me to 51 …there wasn’t much time. 52 I saw a Toyota that 53 upside down in the tree.Maybe it was a stolen car that somebody 54 there, I thought.Then, just at that 55 , I noticed something moving.It was a bloody leg poking out of the driver’s side window!
“Heeeelp!” a lady moaned.
36.A.wipe B.cut C.put D.send
37.A.When B.How C.Why D.Where
38.A.turn B.keep C.make D.cool
39.A.parents B.school-times C.friends D.school yards
40.A.office B.classroom C.restaurant D.living room
41.A.but B.or C.for D.so
42.A.work B.study C.stay D.spend
43.A.business B.possession C.position D.place
44.A.away B.from C.far D.clear
45.A.easy B.lonely C.smelly D.noisy
46.A.for B.like C.after D.as
47.A.regular B.common C.unusual D.normal
48.A.reaching B.going C.looking D.heading
49.A.cars B.bottles C.branches D.glasses
50.A.check B.help C.take D.bring
51.A.decide B.hurry C.consider D.stop
52.A.Above B.Behind C.Ahead D.Below
53.A.hung B.trapped C.caught D.fell
54.A.stored B.deserted C.lost D.hid
55.A.bridge B.tree C.moment D.way
第二节 完形填空 (共20小题;每小题1分，满分20分)
Learning to Accept
I learned how to accept life as it is from my father. 36 , he did not teach me acceptance when he was strong and healthy, but rather when he was 37 and ill.
My father was 38 a strong man who loved being active, but a terrible illness 39 all that away. Now he can no longer walk, and he must sit quietly in a chair all day. Even talking is 40 . One night, I went to visit him with my sisters. We started 41 about life, and I told them about one of my 42 . I said that we must very often give things up 43 we grow --- our youth, our beauty, our friends --- but it always 44 that after we give something up, we gain something new in its place. Then suddenly my father 45 up. He said, “But, Peter, I gave up 46 ! What did I gain?” I thought and thought, but I couldn’t think of anything to say. 47 , he answered his own question: “I 48 the love of my family,” I looked at my sisters and saw tears in their eyes, along with hope and thankfulness.
I was also 49 by his words. After that, when I began to feel irritated (愤恨的) at someone, I 50 remember his words and become 51 . If he could replace his great pain with a feeling of love for others, then I should be 52 to give up my small irritations. In this 53 , I learned the power of acceptance from my father.
Sometimes I 54 what other things I could have learned from him if I had listened more carefully when I was a boy. For now, though, I am grateful for this one 55 .
36. A. AfterwardsB. ThereforeC. HoweverD. Meanwhile
37. A. tiredB. weakC. poorD. slow
38. A. alreadyB. stillC. onlyD. once
39. A. tookB. threwC. sentD. put
40. A. impossibleB. difficultC. stressfulD. Hopeless
41. A. worryingB. caringC. talkingD. asking
42. A. decisionsB. experiencesC. ambitionsD. beliefs
43. A. asB. sinceC. beforeD. till
44. A. suggestsB. promisesC. seemsD. requires
45. A. spokeB. turnedC. summedD. opened
46. A. somethingB. anythingC. nothingD. everything
47. A. SurprisinglyB. ImmediatelyC. NaturallyD. Certainly
48. A. hadB. acceptedC. gainedD. enjoyed
49. A. touchedB. astonishedC. attractedD. warned
50. A. shouldB. couldC. wouldD. might