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高三英语议论文说明文完形填空练习三 January 16

高三英语议论文说明文完形填空练习三 January 16, 2014 Exercise 1 After winning a game, athletes are often asked how they achieved that success.Most say their 1 _ is the result of hard practice.Usually athletes say how hard it is to win the big games.However, in my case, 2 the big games can be even harder. For me, last year's basketball _3 _ for my high school team was nothing short of an embarrassment.Although losing every game is certainly nothing to be _4_ of, that season had a bigger effect on me than any other, and probably 5 than any season since. As a team captain, I knew it might not be the 6_ year, but I didn't ever expect we would lose every game. Since six of our top players had graduated, we were a young team who would _7__. It began earlier than expected, though, 8 two key members decided to quit after two weeks.At this point, dropping out probably passed through every player' s mind.Most people 9 us a failure, but we never gave up on ourselves.Then it seemed that our own 10 had given up on us.Personally, I felt like it was no longer worth giving my all.I thought, if 11 the coach didn't believe in us, why should I? 12 there came a time when it all began to feel hopeless. But just as my __13__ began to fade, a teammate called a meeting. He said, " Nobody thinks we' re going to win, and we may not, but, as teammates and friends, we should give it our all every game." It was that moment that 14 me how to be a leader.It hit me that I didn’t 15 the role.As a leader you can never 16 on the team who looks up to you.It is one thing to be 17 as the captain and feel great.It is quite another to be a real captain and make sure everyone works to their 18 all the time. I 19 the fact that my team lost every game last year.It may not help me to become a better basketball player, but it already has made me a better leader, and 20 . 1.A.courage B.decision C.achievement D.experience 2.A.losing B.organizing C.watching D.starting 3.A.tour B.season C.incident D.game 4.A.fond B.proud C.afraid D.ashamed 5.A.greater B.longer C.less D.worse 6.A.happiest B.easiest C.hardest D.saddest 7.A.fail B.struggle C.fight D.survive 8.A.so B.if C.as D.till 9.A.made B.allowed C.counted D.imagined 10.A.fans B.coach C.classmates D.sponsor 11.A.always B.still C.only D.even 12.A.Gradually B.Suddenly C.Surprisingly D.Finally 13.A.hope B.belief C.enthusiasm D.influence 14.A.showed B.instructed C.taught D.trained 15.A.act B.perform C.deserve D.take 16.A.quit B.work C.depend D.focus 17.A.named B.valued C.admitted D.considered 18.A.victory B.future C.honor D.potential 19.A.ignore B.treasure C.accept D.confirm 20.A.character B.captain C.figure D.person


Exercise 2 After my brother's serious heart attack, he lay in a coma(昏迷) in the hospital. Tubes and wires 1 him up to machines that kept him alive. The only sound in his room was the 2 whoosh(呼呼声) of the pump forcing air into his lungs. My sister--in--law stood by, 3 As a minister I had been with families in similar 4 . I had searched for the right 5 , a phrase of hope, trying to 6 them. But this was a new 7 During these difficult days, my sister-- in-- law and I were 8 between hope and resignation. We 9 every visitor. We were grateful for their stories of people who had 10 comas and return to 11 . We listened when they talked knowledgeably about the stages of grief. We knew they cared. But many visitors came 12 the door talking, and kept talking. Was that how I had dealt with my nervousness when I didn't know 13 to say? Then a/n 14 friend came to visit. He stood with us around the bed, looking at my brother's body. There was a long silence. Suddenly 15 with emotion, he said, "I'm sorry." There was another long pause. 16 , he hugged my sister--in--law and then turned to shake my hand. He held it a 17 longer than necessary and squeezed a little harder than 18 . As he looked at me, tears came to his eyes. And then he left. One week later, my brother died. Years 19 passed and I still remember that visitor. I do not recall his name, but I'll never forget how he shared our grief, quietly and 20 and without awkwardness. His few words spoke volumes. 1. A. added B. hooked C. put D. held 2. A. rhythmical B. loud C. irregular D. harmonious 3. A. careful B. hopeful C. helpless D. useless 4. A. conversations B. considerations C. locations D. situations 5. A. words B. places C. roles D. choices 6. A. convince B. teach C. comfort D. serve 7. A. challenge B. adventure C. experience D. opportunity 8. A. filled B. torn C. worn D. settled 9. A. appreciated B. expected C. depended D. evaluated 10. A. suffered from B. shaken off C. come down with D. kept out 11. A. reality B. origin C. function D. normal 12. A. in B. across C. over D. through 13. A. why B. what C. how D. when 14. A. casual B. expected C. close D. familiar 15. A. concentrated B. controlled C. overcome D. disappointed 16. A. However B. Therefore C. Besides D. Finally 17. A. second B. lot C. great deal D. period 18. A. before B. possible C. usual D. past 19. A. had B. have C. are D. were 20. A. extraordinarily B. desperately C. nervously D. sincerely


Exercise 3 You know it’s truly amazing how the Jewish people survived after thousands of years of being slaves, persecuted(追捕), and even attempted genocide (种族灭绝)when Hitler’s Nazi murdered 6 million Jews! That’s why in 1934, Germany was the 1 place to be a Jew. When Hitler’s teenage gangs 2 his village, the little 3 boy, Heinz, was just 11 years old. Every day Heinz’s parents taught their 4 how important it was to learn 5 . When the Nazi gangs terrorized their village on the streets daily, Heinz’s parents knew that just one moment of losing control of their 6 against their rulers could 7 the death of the family. So Heinz learned to stay out of their 8 , sometimes crossing the street or taking a 9 road home. But one day, young Heinz was finally 10 by one of Hitler’s bullies(暴徒). For the first time, Heinz was 11 to talk to a Nazi youth. But by staying calm and 12 choosing his words, Heinz surprised himself when he 13 his way out of trouble and 14 this bully not to hurt him 15 to let him go. That day, Heinz discovered his survival skill of talking and 16 with others. It was a major 17 point that changed his life---and later changed the world. After a few years, Heinz’s family escaped from Germany and moved to America. But Heinz never forgot how to talk with people and help bring 18 between enemies. You see, that 11-year-old boy who had 19 his first peace settlement with a Nazi bully, later became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace in the world. You’ve probably heard of him- not as Heinz- but by his American name: Henry Kissinger, the 20 US Secretary of State. 1.A.usual 2.A.seized 3.A.American 4.A.students 5.A.self-control 6.A.anxiety 7.A.show 8.A.road 9.A.rough 10.A.surrounded 11.A.called 12.A.carefully 13.A.pushed 14.A.allowed 15.A.however 16.A.reasoning 17.A.rising 18.A.peace 19.A.confirmed 20.A.latter B.wrong B.destroyed B.Italian B.friends B.self-protection B.emotions B.cost B.way B.difficult B.cornered B.urged B.specially B.felt B.convinced B.though B.quarrelling B.starting B.friendship B.acknowledged B.present C.appealing C.abandoned C.Jewish C.sons C.self-respect C.anger C.claim C.route C.different C.beaten C.forced C.repeatedly C.talked C.forbade C.but C.debating C.falling C.trust C.negotiated C.formal D.ideal D.burnt D.British D.children D.self-defense D.terror D.mean D.path D.short D.chased D.asked D.particularly D.fought D.promised D.and D.discussing D.turning D.harmo19 D.managed D.former


Exercise 4 I know I should have told the headmaster at the time .That was my real 1 . He had gone out of the study for some 2 , leaving me alone . In his absence I looked to see 3 was on his desk . In the 4 was a small piece of paper on which were written the 5 “English Writing Prize 1949. History Is a Series of Biographies (人物传记).” A(n) 6 boy would have avoided looking at the title as soon as he saw the 7 . I did not . The subject of the English Writing Prize was kept a 8 until the start of the exam so I could not 9 reading it . When the headmaster 10 , I was looking out of the window . I should have told him what had 11 then . It would have been so 12 to say : “I’m sorry but I 13 the title for the English Writing Prize on your desk . You’ll have to 14 it.” The chance passed and I did not 15 it . I sat the exam the next day and I won. I didn’t 16 to cheat , but it was still cheating anyhow . That was thirty-eight years 17 when I was fifteen . I have never told anyone about it before , 18 have I tried to explain to myself why not . The obvious explanation is that I could not admit I had seen me title 19 admitting that I had been looking at the things on his desk . 20 there must have been more behind it . Whatever it was , it has become a good example of how a little mistake can trap (使陷入)you in a more serious moral corner (道德困 境). 1.A.plan B.fault C.grade D.luck 2.A.reason B.course C.example D.vacation 3.A.this B.which C.that D.what 4.A.drawer B.corner C.middle D.box 5.A.names B.words C.ideas D.messages 6.A.honest B.handsome C.friendly D.active 7.A.desk B.paper C.book D.answer 8.A.question B.key C.note D .secret 9.A.help B.consider C.practise D.forget 10.A.disappeared B.stayed C.returned D.went 11.A.existed B.remained C.happened D.continued 12.A.tiring B.easy C.important D.difficult 13.A.saw B.gave C.set D.made 14.A.repeat B.defend C.correct D.change 15.A.take B.have C.lose D.find 16.A.remember B.learn C.mean D.pretend 17.A.past B.ago C.then D.before 18.A.either B.never C.nor D.so 19.A.by B.besides C.through D.without 20.A.But B.Though C.Otherwise D.Therefore