My father brought home a sailboat when I was ten, and almost each Sunday in summers we would go sailing. Dad was quite skilled in sailing, but not good at 36 . As for me, I 37 both before twelve because of living close to Lake Ontario.
The last time Dad and I set sail together is really 38 . It was a perfect weekend after I graduated from university. I came home and 39 Dad to go sailing. Out we set soon on the 40 lake. Dad hadn’t sailed for years, but everything 41 well with the tiller(舵柄)in his hands.
When we were in the middle of the lake, a 42 wind came all of a sudden. The boat was hit 43 . Dad was always at his best in any 44 , but at this moment he 45 .
“John! 46 !” he shouted in a trembling voice, with the tiller still in his hands.
In my memory he could fix any 47 . He was the one I always 48 for strength and security. Before I could respond, a 49 of water got into the boat. I rushed to the tiller 50 it was too late. Anther huge wall of water 51 the boat in a minute. We were thrown into the water, and Dad was struggling aimlessly. At that moment, I felt fiercely 52 of him.
I swam to Dad 53 and assisted him in climbing onto the hull(船殼)of the boat. Upon sitting on the hull, Dad was a little awkward about his flash of 54 . “It’s all right, Dad. We are safe now,” I comforted him.
That was the first time Dad had counted on me in a moment of emergency. More importantly, I found it was my turn to start 55 for my father.
36.A.boating B. running C. swimming D. teaching
37.A.enjoyed B. desired C. hated D. learned
38.A.unforgivable B. unforgettable C. cheerful D. regretful
39.A.sent B. ordered C. invited D. allowed
40.A.calm B. icy C. stormy D. thundery
41.A.finished B. went C. seemed D. sounded
42.A.strong B. gentle C. cold D. hot
43.A.respeatedly B. lightly C. hardly D. violently
44. A. danger B. place C. sport D. job
45. A. suffered B. fell C. froze D. withdrew
46. A. look B. Help C. Run D. Jump
47. A. problem B. relationship C. machine D. boat
48. A. turned to B. lived with C. argued with D. objected to
49. A. fountain B. stream C. shower D. wave
50. A. if B. for C. after D. but
51. A. got through B. poured into C. turned over D. lifted up
52. A. ashamed B. protective C. tired D. afraid
53. A. hopelessly B. quickly C. slowly D. helplessly
54. A. pain B. anger C. fear D. shame
55. A. making up B. getting ready C. paying off D. looking out
36-40 CDBCA 41-45 BADAC
46-50 BAADD 51-55 CBBCD
It was raining. I went into a café and asked for a coffee. 21 I was waiting for my drink, I realized that there were other people in the place, but I sensed 22 . I saw their bodies, but I couldn't feel their souls 23 their souls belonged to the 24 .
I stood up and walked between the tables. When I came to the biggest computer, I saw a thin, *all man 25 in front of it. "I'm Steve", he finally answered after I asked him a couple of times what his name was. "I can't talk with you. I'm 26 ", he said. He was chatting online with somebody--probably someone he didn't know--and, at the same time, he was playing a computer game--a war game. I was surprised. He was chatting online and, 27 , he was playing a computer game—a war game. I was 28 .
Why didn't Steve want to talk with me? I tried 29 to speak to that computer geek (怪人), 30 not a word came out of his mouth. I touched his shoulder, but no reaction(反應). I was 31 . I put my hand in front of the monitor, and he started to shout, " 32 !"
I took a few steps back, wondering if all those people in the café were looking at me. I ___33 , and saw nobody showed any interest.
34 , I realized that the people there were having a nice conversation with their machines, not with people. They were more 35 having a relationship with the ___36 , particularly Steve. I wouldn't want to 37 the future of human beings if they preferred sharing their lives with machines 38 with people.
I was worried and I sank in my thoughts. I didn't even 39 that the coffee was bad, ___40 Steve didn't notice there was a person next to him.
21.A.Before B.Since C.Although D.While
22.A.pain B.loneliness C.sadness D.fear
23.A.because B.when C.until D.unless
24.A.home B.world C.Net D.Cafe
25.A.sleeping B.laughing C.sitting D.learning
26.A.busy B.thirsty C.tired D.sick
27.A.first of all B.just then C.at the same time D.by that time
28.A.surprised B.delighted C.moved D.frightened
29.A.once B.again C.first D.even
30.A.but B.so C.if D.or
31.A.excited B.respected C.afraid D.unhappy
32.A.Shut up B.Enjoy yourself C.Leave me alone D.Help me out
33.A.walked about B.walked out C.raised my hand D.raised my head
34.A.From then on B.At that moment C.In all D.Above all
35.A.interested in B.tired of C.careful about D.troubled by
36.A.computer B.soul C.shop D.geek
37.A.tell B.plan C.imagine D.design
38.A.other than B.instead of C.except for D.as well as
39.A.pretend B.understand C.insist D.realize
40.A.as if B.just as C.just after D.even though
21.D 22.B 23.A 24.C 25.C 26.A 27.C 28.A 29.B 30.A
31.D 32.C 33.D 34.B 35.A 36.A 37.C 38.B 39.D 40.B