- 1 - 2013年模拟题
One day I was shopping in a small town in southern California.It was my to be approached by a clerk whose personality clashed(冲突) with mine.He seemed most and not at all concerned about my intended purchase.I bought ,and marched angrily out of the store.My toward that clerk and the entire establishment increased with each step.
On the outside,standing by the parking lot,was a dark-skinned young man in his early twenties.His brown eyes met and held mine,and in the next instant a beautiful,broad smile his face.My attention was immediately arrested.The power of that smile removed all within me,and I found the muscles in my own face responding.“Beautiful day,isn‟t it?”I remarked when passing.Then,obeying an impulse(冲动),I 10 .“I really owe you a debt of gratitude,”I said softly.
His smile deepened, he made no attempt to answer.A Mexican woman and two men were standing nearby.The woman and eyed me inquiringly.“Carlo,he can‟t speak English,”she you want me to tell him something?”
At that moment I felt .Carlo‟s smile had made a big person of me.My friendliness and good toward all mankind stood ten feet tall.
“Yes,”my reply was enthusiastic and sincere,“Tell him what I said,„Thank you!‟”
“Thank you?”the woman seemed slightly .
I gave her arm a friendly pat I turned to leave.“Just tell him that,”I insisted.“He‟ll understand.I am sure!”
Oh,what a smile can young man again,I shall never forget the lesson he taught me that morning. smile consciously,and I practice the diligently,anywhere and everywhere,with everybody.
1. A.misfortune B.luck C.opportunity D.burden
2.A.helpful B.hard-working C.uncertain D.unfriendly
3.A.something B.nothing C.everything D.anything
4.A.attitude B.walk C.approach D.anger
5.A.blank B.painful C.expressive D.critical
6.A.covered B.twisted C.spread D.wiped
7.A.magic B.shocking C.evil D.dragging
8.A.happiness B.excitement C.bitterness D.sorrow
9.A.unwillingly B.happily C.merely D.slightly
10.A.turned back B .looked ahead C.cut in D.went away
11.A.and B.for C.but D.so
12.A.showed off B.stepped forward C.marched on D.passed by
13.A.hesitated B.volunteered C.responded D.begged
14.A.ignored B.involved C.transformed D.absorbed
15.A.power B.mind C.fortune D.will
16.A.frightened B.frustrated C.discouraged D.confused
17.A.while B.as C.since D.after
18.A.operate B.run C.do D.attract
19.A.From that day on B.After a while
C.Every now and then D.For a moment
20.A.kindness B.art C.work D.stress
语篇解读:微笑的力量是神奇的。作者心中积聚的愤怒、痛苦竟被一个陌生人的微笑瞬间化解了。 答案及剖析:1.A 根据下文的“whose personality clashed(冲突) with mine”可知, 此处表示与这样一个店员接触是“我”的不幸(misfortune)。