第一部分 七年高考题荟萃 2010年高考题
Passage 1 (2010·江苏卷) 完形填空
Another person’s enthusiasm was what set me moving toward the success I have achieved.That person was my stepmother.
I was nine years old when she enterd our home in rural Virginia. My father__36__me to her with these words:“I would like you to meet the fellow who is___37___ for being the worst boy in this county and will probably start throwing rocks at you no ___38___than tomorrow morning.”
My stepmother walked over to me, ___39___ my head slightly upward,and looked me right in the eye.Then she looked at my father and replied,“You are ___40___.This is not the worst boy at all, ___41___ the smartest one who hasn’t yet found an outlet（释放的途径）for his enthusiasm.”
That statement began a(n) ___42___between us.No one had ever called me smart,My family and neighbors had built me up in my ___43___ as a bad boy . My stepmother changed all that.
She changed many things.She ___44___ my father to go to a dental school,from which he graduated with honors.She moved our family into the county srat,where my father’s career could be more ___45___ and my brother and I could be better___46___.
When I turned fourteen,she bought me a secondhand___47___ and told me that she believed that I could become a writer.I knew her ernthusiasm,I___48___ it had alreadly improved our lives.I accepted her ___49___ and began to write for local newspapers.I was doing the same kind of___50___ that great day I went to interview Andrew Carnegie and received the task which became my life’s work later.I wasn’t the ___51___ beneficiary (受益者).My father became the ___52___ man in town.My brother and stepbrthers became a physician,a dentist,a lawyer,and a college president.
What power __53__ has!When that power is released to support the certainty of one’s purpose and is ___54___ strengthened by faith,it becomes an irresistible（不可抗拒的）force which poverty and temporary defeat can never ___55___.
You can communicate that power to anyone who needs it.This is probably the greatest work you can do with your enthusiasm.
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答案： 35--40 DABCC 41--45 ABDBA 46--50 CDDAB 51-55 CBADB