It was a very cold evening, an old man was waiting for a ride across the river. He saw several horsemen pass by but he didn’t ask for any help. The wait seemed __1__(end)．Then came another rider,the old man __2__(catch) his eye and said, “Sir, would you mind doing me a favor？”
Stopping his horse,he replied, “Of course.” Almost __3__(freeze), the old man could not get __4__ the ground. The horseman helped him onto his horse. He took the old man not just across the river,__5__ to his home.
“Sir, you didn’t even ask the other riders for help, why? What __6__ I had said ‘no’ and left you there？” the horseman asked.
The old man looked at him straight in the eyes and said, “I looked into their eyes, I found they didn’t care,__7__ told me it would be useless, but when I looked into __8__，I saw kindness.”
These words touched the rider deeply. “Thank you for __9__ you’ve said, I hope I will never be too busy to help others.” with that, Thomas Jefferson, the __10__(three) president of the US, turned his horse around and went away.
1．[解析] 在语境中考查构词法。[答案] endless
2．[解析] 考查语境中动词的变形和对时态的使用。[答案] caught
3．[解析] 在语境中考查分词的使用。[答案] frozen
4．[解析] 考查意义与词组的搭配。[答案] off
5．[解析] 考查语境中转折连词的使用。[答案] but
6．[解析] 考查对what if结构的掌握情况。[答案] if
7．[解析] 考查定语从句在语境中的运用。[答案] which
8．[解析] 考查名词性物主代词的掌握。[答案] yours
9．[解析] 考查名词性从句引导词的使用。[答案] what
10．[解析] 考查在语境中序数词的运用。[答案] third