1.The(violent )of her feelings surprised him.
2.He became a(city )and gained the right to vote.
3.Rather than ride a(crowd )bus.I always prefer to ride a bicycle.
4.You are a kind person and I can't thank you enough for your(kind ).
5.Have they decided on the(locate )of the new building yet?
6.The terrifying scene(terrify )the boy into crying last night.
7.I was very(dust )and went up to my room to wash.
8.Mary is studying engineering at college and she dreams of becoming an (engine ).
9.The(advise )gave the manager some advice on how to put his goods into the international market.
10.Some people think(free )is that they can do anything freely.
21.A student is learning to speak British English.He wonders:Can I communicate with Americans?Can they understand me?Learners of English often ask:What are the differences between British and American English?How important are these differences?
Certainly there are some differences between British and American English.There are a few differences in grammar.For example,speakers of British English say"in hospital"and"Have you a pen?"Americans say"in the hospital!"and"Do you have a pen?"Pronunciation is sometimes different.Americans usually sound theirs in words like"bird"and"hurt".Speakers of British English do not sound theirs in these words.There are differences between British and American English in spelling and vocabulary.For example,"colour"and"honour"are British,"color"and honor"are American.
These differences in grammar,pronunciation,spelling and vocabulary are not important.However,for the most part,British and American English are the same language.
21.According to this passage,a student who is learning to speak American English might be afraid that.
A.British people cannot understand him
B.American people cannot understand him
C.the grammar is too hard for him
D.the spelling is too hard for him
22.American English and British English are different in.
D.all of the above
23.What is not mentioned in the passage?
A.Whether there are differences between British English and American English.
B.Whether British English and American English are one language or two.
C.How the differences between British English and American English happened.
D.How important the differences are.
24.There is a story about a man who lost his legs and left arm in an accident.After the accident,only a finger and thumb on his right hand remained.
He was a brilliant,creative,and educated man.He had gained a lot of experience while traveling around the world,so he became very depressed after his accident.He was afraid that he would spend the rest of his life suffering and would no longer be able to spend his life in a meaningful way.Then,he realized that he still had partial function of his right hand and could still write even though it was very difficult.An idea occurred to him."Why not write to other people who need encouragement?"
He wrote to the prison ministry(监狱长)about sending letters to the prisoners.The prison minister replied,"Writing to the prisoners is acceptable,but your letters will not be answered."
Filled with excitement,the man knew he could write his letters.He began sending one ﹣way messages of God's love,hope,strength,and encouragement.He wrote twice a week,testing his strength and ability to the limit.He poured (倾诉)his heart and soul into his words and shared his experience,sense of humor,optimism(乐观), and faith.
It was difficult to write those letters,especially without hope of a reply.One day he received a letter from the prison ministry.It was a short note from the officer who monitored and checked the prison mail.
The letter said,"Please write on the best paper you can afford.Your letters are passed from cell (单人牢房)to cell until they literally(逐字地)fall to pieces!"
No matter what circumstances (环境)life may present,we all have unique experiences,abilities,and God﹣given talents.We can discover ways to reach others who desperately (极度渴望地)need messages of encouragement and strength.