When I begin planning to move to Auckland to study, my mother was worried about a lack of jobs and cultural differences. Ignoring these 36 , I got there in July 2010. 37 I arrived, I realized the importance of getting a job 38 my living experience. Determined to do this 39 , I spent several weeks going door-to-door for a job, but found 40 response(回应).

One afternoon, I walked into a building to ask 41 there were my job opportunities(机会). The people there advised me not to continue my job search in that 42 . As I was about to 43 , a man who had been listening approached me and asked me to wait outside 44 . Nearly ten minutes later, he 45 . He asked me about my plans and encouraged me to stay 46 . Then he offered to take me to Royal Oak to 47 a job.

I was a little surprised, but had a 48 feeling about him. Along the way, I realized that I had 49 resumes(简历). Seeing this, the man 50 at his business partner’s office to make me fifteen 51 copies.

He also gave me some 52 on dressing and speaking. I handed out my resumes and went home feeling very 53 . The following day, I received a 54 from a store in Royal Oak offering me a job.

It seems that the world always 55 to you when you need it. And this time, it was a complete stranger who turned out to be a real blessing.


36. A. doubts B. concerns C. instructions D. reasons
【解析】选B。上文提到尽管作者的妈妈担心a lack of jobs and cultural differences,作者也没有顾忌这些concerns (忧虑,担心),而是于2010年7月到了Auckland。A项为“怀疑”;C项为“指示,说明”;D项为“原因”。

37. A. Even if B. Every time C. Now that D. Soon after
【解析】选D。作者到了Auckland后不久(soon after),就意识到了找工作的重要性。A项为“即使”;B项为“每当,每次”;C项为“既然,由于”。

38. A. of B. at C. for D. with

39. A. on my own B. on my way C. by any chance D. by the day
【解析】选A。作者决心“独自”(on my own)去找工作,于是花了几周的时间挨家挨户地去找。B项为“在路途上,行动中,前进中”;C项为“万一;也许,可能”;D项为“按日,按日计算”。

40. A. any B. much C. some D. little
【解析】选D。尽管作者挨家挨户地去找工作,但是回复的“不多”,故选择little。此项的关键是转折连词 but。

41. A. why B. wherever C. whether D. whenever

42. A. direction B. attitude C. language D. manner
【解析】选D。那里的人建议我不要再以这种“方式” (manner)找工作。A项为“方向”;B项为“态度”;C项为“语言”。

43. A. answer B. work C. leave D. refuse

44. A. for ever B. at any time C. as usual D. for a while
【解析】选D。那里有一个人一直在听我说话,这时他走到我跟前,要我在外面等“一会”(for a while)。A项为“永远”;B项为“在任何时候”;C项为“像往常一样,照例”。

45. A. returned B. hesitated C. passed D. regretted

46. A. silent B. busy C. positive D. comfortable

47. A. pick out B. search for C. take on D. give up
【解析】选B。然后他主动提出带我去Royal Oak“寻找”(search for)份工作。A项为“挑选出”;C项为“承担;接纳;雇佣”;D项为“放弃”。

48. A. dull B. good C. guilty D. general
【解析】选B。作者对他的主动帮助感到有点惊奇,但是对他充满了“好感” (good feeling)。A项为“阴暗的,无趣的”;C项为“内疚的”;D项为“一般的,普通的”。

49. A. made use of B. taken care of C. run out of D. become tired of
【解析】选C。在路上,我意识到简历“用完”(run out of)了。A项为“使用,利用”;B项为“照顾,照管”;D项为“对……感到厌烦”。此处注意A项和C项:A项强调使用的过程,而C项强调使用的结果,即“用完,用光”,亦即已经没有了。

50. A. stopped B. knocked C. glanced D. appeared
【解析】选A。明白了这个问题,他在他生意伙伴的办公室“停”(stop)了下来。B 项为“敲打,敲击”;C项为“扫视,匆匆一撇”;D项为“出现,露面”。

51. A. right B. more C. former D. different

52. A. pressures B. agreements C. impressions D. suggestions

53. A. lonely B. funny C. disappointed D. satisfied

54. A. call B. tip C. present D. report
【解析】选A。第二天,我收到Royal Oak这个地方的一家商店打来的“电话”(call),提供给我一份工作。B项为“小费”;C项为“礼物”;D项为“报告”。

55. A. turns off B. goes over C. gives back D. looks up
【解析】选C。当你需要这个世界时,世界似乎总会对你有所“回报”(gives back,归还)。A项为“关闭”;B项为“转变;检查”;D项为“仰望;尊敬;拜访”。