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“How did you do it, Dad? How have you __1__ not to take a drink for almost 20 years?” It took me almost 20 years to have the __2__ to even ask my father this very __3__ question. When Dad first __4__ drinking, the whole family was on pins and needles __5__ he got into a situation that, in the past, would have started him drinking again. For a few years we were __6__ to bring it up for fear that the drinking would begin again.

“I had this little __7__ that I would recite to myself __8__ four to five times a day.” was Dad's __9__ to my 18yearold unasked question. “The __10__ were an instant relief and constant reminder to me that things were never so __11__ that I could not handle them,” Dad said. And then he __12__ the poem with me. The poem's simple, yet profound (深奥的) words __13__ became part of my daily routine as well.

About a month after this talk with my father, I __14__ a gift in the mail from a friend of mine. It was a book of affirmations(断言)with one affirmation listed for each __15__ of the year.

I __16__ opened the book to the page of my birthday to see what words of wisdom this book had in store for me. __17__ of disbelief and appreciation rolled down my face. There, on my birthday, was the __18__ poem that had helped my __19__ for all these years! It is called The Serenity Prayer. 

God, give me the serenity (平静)to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to __20__ the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

1. A. failed B. succeeded C. managed D. tried

2. A. courage B. ability C. wisdom D. confidence

3. A. interesting B. personal C. hard D. unanswered

4. A. started B. enjoyed C. minded D. stopped

5. A. every time B. all time C. next time D. last time

6. A. anxious B. glad C. afraid D. eager

7. A. book B. passage C. poem D. list

8. A. at least B. at most C. at first D. at last

9. A. comment B. praise C. contribution D. reply

10. A. words B. phrases C. letters D. sentences

11. A. strange B. different C. simple D. tough

12. A. shared B. talked C. read D. impressed

13. A. surprisingly B. immediately C. increasingly D. regularly

14. A. brought B. bought C. received D. accepted

15. A. hour B. week C. month D. day

16. A. easily B. hurriedly C. sadly D. peacefully

17. A. Tears B. Smiles C. Sweat D. Satisfaction

18. A. correct B. impossible C. original D. exact

19. A. mother B. father C. friend D. classmate

20. A. believe B. benefit C. change D. do


1. C。句意为:“你是如何设法做到在过去的20年里不喝一杯酒?”manage to do sth.设法做到某事。

2. A。我过了20年才有勇气去问我的父亲这个非常私人的问题。”作为子女去问这样的问题肯定是有顾虑的,所以作者说的是“勇气”。courage 勇气。

3. B。 personal个人的,私人的。分析见上题。

4. D。 句意为:“当父亲刚开始停止渴酒的时候,全家人如坐针毡,每一次他总会陷入一种情形之中,他会再次渴酒。every time每次/

5. A。 every time每次。分析见上题。

6. C。 几年来我们都不敢提出这个话题,因为我们害怕父亲会再次渴酒。

7. C。 根据后文可知用poem。

8. A。 每天至少背四到五次来强调父亲的决心。

9. D。 与question相对应的词是答案,即:answer或reply。

10. A。 用words来指父亲要背诵的那首诗。

11. D。 首先确定句意,父亲指的是事情并非如此艰难以至于事情是可以控制的。tough艰难的,不容易的。

12. A。 句意为:“然后父亲把那首诗拿来和我分享。”share sth. with sb.和某人分享某事物。

13. B。 父亲的那首诗立刻变成作者日常行为的一部分。这句话是用来体现这首诗对作者的影响也很大。

14. C。 我收到了一件邮件。客观的收到用receive。

15. D。 这是一本电子书,上面列出了适合每一天的宣言。言外之意是每天都可以背一个相对应的宣言。

16. B。 句意为:“我快速地翻到与我生日相对应的那一天,想看看送给我的睿言是什么。”

17. A。句意为:“难以置信的和感激的眼泪顺着我的脸流了下来。”

18. D。 句意为:“在我生日那一天的书页上正是帮助我父亲度过这些年的那首诗歌。”

19. B。 见上题分析。

20. C。 与上一句话的change对应。意为:“给我以平静,让我接受我不能改变的事情,给我勇气来让我改变我能改变的事情。”


I was recent told that listening to loud music is gradually 1.______

making people hard of hearing. I'm sure it has already been 2.______

happened to my neighbor. For years she has turned a deaf 3.______

ear to my requests to turn her radio down. When she gave a 4.______

party she isn't have to invite the rest of the street. Everyone 5.______





can dance in her music in his own room. Now a scientist has 6.______

discovered a certain electronic sounds have strange effects on 7.______

rats. He declares they break down, almost paralyze(瘫) with 8.______

legs trembled. Then it is simply a matter of throwing them 9.______

out by their tail. I wonder if the same thing will happen to 10.______

答案:my neighbor some day.