His unfortunate appearance was（) by his good personality.
A.made up for
A.made up for
His marked personality changes were brought about by a series of unfortunate events.
B．made up for.
April 5th, 2009
Dear Mr. Andrews,
Peter has explained to us the unfortunate incident of your windshield's being directly in the path of his baseball. He wanted to go immediately and apologize himself, but didn't know how to go (144) it.
I have checked with TPS Garage, and they tell me it will cost $ 35 to replace the glass. Peter has agreed to pay for this out of his allowance, and I am advancing this sum to his with the (145) check.
We are sincerely sorry that it occurred and I know that all the boys will be (146) careful in the future.
Very Sincerely Yours,
A．While the standard is daunting and rarely achieved, it nevertheless raises the overall standard of art making in a positive fashion.
B．It is a risky position for a critic to take, given that Eisenstein's films are consistently inferior to those of his imitators.
C．This practice has the unfortunate effect of establishing which films will be noted and which ignored in the future, without regard to merit.
D．On the balance it is a wise practice, as it maintains interest in Eisenstein's imitators who would otherwise go forgotten.
E．It has the effect of ameliorating the transgressive or controversial reputation of experimental film.
In the REM sleep, ______.
A．the delta rhythm will disappear
B．the activity pattern will appear
C．something will occur in front of you
D．your eyes will begin to dart around
When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to【C9】______the house. Then he handed the front-door【C10】______to the carpenter and said, "This is your house—my【C11】______to you." The carpenter was shocked! What a【C12】______!If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.
【C13】______it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting【C14】______than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we【C15】______we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it【C16】______, we would do it much differently.
But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or build a wall. Someone【C17】______said, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your【C18】______,and the choices you【C19】______today, help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, build【C20】______!
听力原文： An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer, a contractor, of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career. When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "my gift to you." What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well. So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less than the best. At important points we do not give the job our best effort. Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built. If we had realized that we would have done it differently. Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one more day, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. The plaque on the wall says, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. What did the carpenter plan to do？
33. How did the contractor plan to deal with the house he asked the carpenter to build？
34. What can we know about the last house the carpenter built？
35. What does the story intend to tell us？
A．Enjoy family happiness.
B．Switch to another field.
C．Start his own business.
D．Build a house of his own.
听力原文： Although we are told when young that honesty is the best policy, we are often taught the opposite by experience and observation. A child quickly learns that she cannot always tell the truth. For instance, the little girl who tells her great aunt that she's fat and ugly learns that honesty can have some unfortunate results. Similarly the five-year-old who admits to pinching the baby soon has ample evidence that dishonesty might be the real virtue. In addition to her own experience, the child also observes that adults don't practice what they preach about honesty. Any alert child knows by the age of eight that adults really employ the little white lie to serve their own purposes. For instance, a child may hear a parent explain on the phone that his family have a lot of company when the child knows that no one is there but family members. Another child may hear her mother insist that she's terribly glad to see an old friend who has dropped by and then, two hours later, hear her mother complain about her day being interrupted by the visit. As a result, the child learns from watching that dishonesty is the practice even when honesty is the stated policy.
A．Practice requires him to be honest.
B．Dishonesty is not a virtue.
C．Honesty may make him suffer.
D．Honesty is the best policy.
There is one great difficulty which hinders all the higher types of human effort. In modern times this difficulty has even increased in its possibilities for evil. In any large organization the younger men, who are novices. must be set to jobs which consist in carrying out fixed duties in obedience to orders. No president of a large corporation meets his youngest employee at his office door with the offer of the most responsible job which the work of that corporation includes. The young men are set to work at a fixed routine, and only occasionally even see the president as he passes in and out of the building. Such work is a great discipline. It imparts knowledge, and it produces reliability of character; also it is the only work for which the young men, In that novice stage, are fit, and it is the work for which they are hired. There can be no criticism of the custom. but there may be an unfortunate effect: prolonged routine work dulls the imagination.
The way in which a university should function in the preparation for an intellectual career, is by promoting the imaginative consideration of the various general principles underlying that career. Its students thus pass tutu their period of technical apprenticeship with their imaginations already practiced in connecting details with general principles.
Thus the proper function of a university is the imaginative acquisition of knowledge. Apart from this importance of the imagination, there is no reason why businessmen, and other professional men, should not pick up their facts bit by hit as they want them for particular occasions. A university is imaginative or it is nothing—at least nothing useful.
What is a basic requirement for work in all professions according to the passage？
B．Reliability of character.
D．Obedience to orders,
Once in a person's lifetime, everyone finds this one perfect person whom they fall hopelessly in love with and live happily ever after. That is a mere fallacy, in the real world, this simply does not happen. Yes, people do have common interests and therefore develop romantic involvement, but it is basic common sense that these relationships have a life span and simply cannot last. Real life relationships are definitely more like "The Real World" rather than "Romeo and Juliet".
Romanticism is wonderful in itself, and thus two people can live in heavenly bliss, but it all must come to an end somehow. It is a fact of life that couples do break up, and there are many reasons why. There are countless-reasons, ranging from cheating to abuse, attributing to breakups.
One reason why couples might break up is money or a lack thereof. If one partner in a relationship is always paying or keeping up all the bills, his/her partner just might grow tired of it and decide that it is a valid reason to separate. For example, a woman who is al ways lending her boyfriend money for his rent, car note, and social expenses will probably eventually grow tired of it and leave him.
More reasons why couples separate, addictions often result in ugly breakups. Whether it is an addiction to drugs, gambling, or whatever, hardly anyone would be willing to take that on an everyday basis. Most people would agree that it is not pretty to see someone throw their life away on addictions. It is simply not attractive and thus, not many people would want to be with someone with an extreme problem like that.
An unfortunate reason for a breakup, physical disabilities, also occurs at times. This can range from a paralyzing accident to infertility. To some people, having children is the most important priority in their adult life. Having a partner whom is unable to have children can very much hinder a relationship. Thus, it will not last. Likewise, having a partner who has a paralyzing disability might be too much for someone to take. Being with a person, who becomes handicapped, though unfortunate, is a big burden to place on a per son.
Test of Time and Distance
Growing apart, an instance in which two people just do not feel attraction towards each other anymore is very commonplace, resulting in an end of a relationship. Some couples simply "fall out of love". Some people can only stand so much of another person be fore they grow tired of the situation. Also, it could be as a result to distance. For exam ple, when a couple who were together in high school go their own ways in choosing colleges, this, most often than not, results in the couple breaking up. A long distance relation ship like that simply that does work out often.
"l Want the Better. '
In direct relation to growing apart, a person sometimes finds another person besides their boy/girlfriend who they are attracted to. Finding somebody "better" will kill a relationship quickly, and start a new relationship. If a person finds someone more attractive than the person they are currently with, they might have to weigh their options and decide that they want to go another direction.
Likewise, when a person finds someone they like, this could result in cheating, another reason why couples break up. If a guy catches his girlfriend is cheating on him, or vice versa, this could very well be a valid reason to end that relationship. Finding someone cheating leads to a lack of trust and thus, kills the relationship.
Also, another very serious reason resulting in a break-up is abuse. When someone abuses his or her girlfriend, spouse, or children, a break-up is definitely necessary. Some one who is taking abuse is playing with fire by letting it go on. They are simply risking their lives, and thus, they need to let