阅读下面短文,从1—15各题所给的A 、B、C 、D四个选项中,选出填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑 。
Long ago, there was a queen __1____ lived in a palace. She felt ____2__ and said to her advisor (顾问), “All the things around me are too boring. I need a different kind of beauty.
Let everyone___3____ that I will hold a competition for the most beautiful thing in the world. And the prize __4____ this crown.”
Several days later, lots of people came to the competition and showed their things. The queen was not satisfied with ___5____. The advisor suggested, “What you are looking for cannot ___6___ to you. You must look for it by ___7____. What about a journey?”
The queen was interested __8__ the idea, so she started immediately. __9____ she was on top of the hill near her palace, she looked down and suddenly something cried in her heart. “Why have I never ___10___ my palace so beautiful?”
The queen spent one year ___11___. She saw beauty on the farm, in the forest and even in the stars twinkling (闪烁) at night on her journey. But what was the most beautiful thing?She___12____. Suddenly, she understood beauty was everywhere. She __13____ learn to enjoy the world. She left the pieces of her crown at different places that she has seen.
As time went by, the queen’s crown got smaller and smaller ___14___ nothing was left.
She found ____15__ thing at last, it was the world.
1. A. who B. whose C. which D. /
2. A. bore B. bores C. boring D. bored
3. A. know B. to know C. knowing D. known
4. A. is B. will C. will be D. was
5. A. what she sees B. what she saw
C. what did she see
D. what does she see
6. A. bring B. brought C. be brought D. be bring
7. A. you B. yourself C. your D. yours
8. A. in B. at C. for D. with
9. A. Though B. If C. So D. When
10. A. find B. to find C. found D. finding
11. A. travel B. to travel C. travelled D. travelling
12. A. thinks it of B. thinks it over
C. thought it over
D. thinks about it
13. A. should B. can C. has to D. need
14. A. but B. until C. so D. when
15. A. beautiful B. more beautiful
C. most beautiful
D. the most beautiful
Do you ever watch old movies? Maybe you will see one with Carole Lombard. She was a famous ____16___ in the 1930s. She died when she was only 34. In her ___17___ life she made 70 movies!
Lombard’s real name was Jane Alice Peters. In 1921, she was playing baseball in the
____18____ near her home. A movie director ___19____ her and decided to put her in a movie.
She was only 13 at the time. The movie was one of the last silent movies. She acted so well that she ____20___ the hearts of some people. At 16, she left school to act.
In 1925, she had an agreement with a __21____ studio, 20th Century Fox. The studio gave ____22__ a new name, and she acted in several films. Then, at age 18, she was in a bad car accident. The accident left scars (伤疤) on her face. The studio broke the agreement, but she did not ___23____. She conitnued to act.
It was Paramount Studio that made Lombard a ___24_____. She made many movies for the studio. She also married two of their stars. Lombard was married to actor William Powell for only 23 months, ___25____ seven years later, she married the great love of her life, actor Clark Gable. It was a great Hollywood love story.
16. A. nurse B.actress C. doctor D. teacher
17.A. short B. lazy C. long D. humorous
18. A. kitchen B. classroom C. cinema D. street
19. A. forgot B. saw C. hurt D. pushed
20. A. broke B. avoided C. won D. treated
21. A. dance B. film C. music D. school
22. A. me B. it C. her D. him
23. A. give up B. have a try C. make sure D. lift up
24. A. scientist B. writer C. driver D. star
25. A. But B. Before C. Since D. As
I once did a year of voluntary service in a residential(居住的) home for people with learning disabilities. It was set in an English village deep in the countryside, quite different from my home in Sweden. One of my fellow volunteers, a girl from Tanzania, seemed a little unhappy, so I asked what the problem was. She told me she had a friend back home who had financial difficulties and maybe it was impossible for her to complete her university courses.
So this friend of mine had sent all her money to Tanzania to support her friend! This meant that she didn’t have much food to eat and no money to go anywhere outside the village.
I was so moved and I felt I had to do something. So, during my next trip to one of the nearby towns I walked into a shop. I didn’t have much money left myself but I thought I’d buy her an extra box of chocolate we both liked and some rice. I started talking to the woman ( also a volunteer ) working in the shop and finally told her about my friend.
The woman looked at me, amazed. “Does she eat pasta?” she asked. “Yes,” I replied. She immediately started loading a bag with pasta, cookies, and other things until the bag was full. “Give her this for me. It’s my treat!” I couldn’t believe it but accepted with happiness. As I left the shop to go home with my une xpected bag of food. I asked the woman her name. “Just Gloria,” she said.
Imagine my friend’s face when I arranged the gifts on my kitchen table and attracted her from room to see! I had never seen her so happy! A few weeks later she found Gloria in the shop and thanked her in person.