“I'm going to fail !"My best friend cried. She and I had this conversation almost every day while we were in high school.
The truth was that my friend never failed in any subjects. I just think that she can't accept failures because she lives her life as a perfectionist (完美主义者). What she fails to understand is that a lot of good can come from failures.
For example, failure can help build relationships. Once I was cooking dinner for a friend. I was tired, and several dishes I tried to make turned out bad. I grew more and more upset until my friend told me that I shouldn't worry. She cared more about our friendship than the dishes. That day, I learned that failure doesn't always make people dislike you. In fact, after she said those words to me, I grew closer to her.
Failure can make success ever more exciting. Every few years, there would be an important test in the PE class at our school. Students had to run a mile within eight minutes. I was never good at running , so I failed every time until the third year at school. Then I began working out regularly, and yet I still failed that year. A few days later, however, the teacher gave me and some other students another chance to run and I got a pass finally! You can 't imagine how excited I was after that. I felt the memory of the success was as sweet as honey, because I had to overcome failure to reach it.
Now it's clear to see that failure can teach us good lessons. It's not an end - it can be a beginning.
16.What can we learn about the author's best friend from the first two paragraphs?
A. She liked taking tests. B. She was afraid of failures.
C. She often failed in study. D. She knew how to be perfect.
17.What did the author finally get from a failed cooking?
A. Bad feelings. B. Worries.
C. A closer friendship. D. More experience
18.Why did the author feel excited after the running test?
A. Because she could work out regularly.
B. Because she received honey as a reward
C. Because she got another chance to take the test.
D. Because she achieved success after many failures.
19.The underlined word overcome in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to .
A. successfully deal with B. quickly respond to
C. narrowly escape from D. eagerly come up with
20.The author wrote this passage .
A. to show the negative effects of failures
B. to point out her best friend’s fear of failures
C. to encourage the readers to face failures bravely
D. to introduce different types of failures
People often ask successful men and women questions about how they succeeded. What schools did they 21 ? What did they study? Why did they choose a particular career (职业)？The answers are 22 . But business writer Tom Corley has 23 one thing in his study that most of them have in common: they 24 every day.
Corley's 25 shows that 85 percent of successful people read at least two books a month. That comes to reading twenty four books a 26 . They have discovered the importance of continuing to learn 27 things.
Some 28 business leaders with reading habits include Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Elon Musk. They are 29 about what they read, though. They read for 30 rather than fun. They also read to 31 themselves.
What types of 32 do they choose? They read life stories of other 33 people.
They 34 read science, history and health books. Business management, leadership, career advice and current events are other favorite answers.
Let’s learn from those who have 35 success, and open a good book today.
21. A. leave B. attend C. build D. visit
22. A. different B. correct C. confusing D. similar
23. A. understood B. thought C. discovered D. finished
24. A. write B. exercise C. meet D. read
25. A. rule B. plan C. study D. advice
26. A. week B. day C. month D. year
27. A. simple B. new C. difficult D. possible
28. A. crazy B. handsome C. international D. ordinary
29. A. selective B. worried C. mad D. careless
30. A. truth B. knowledge C. belief D. honor
31. A. improve B. value C. control D. protect
32. A. career B. answers C. people D. books
33. A. honest B. successful C. kind D. happy
34. A. never B. seldom C. almost D. also
35. A. created B. discussed C. achieved D. explained
Once, there lived a poor man in a small village. He was very clever but didn't want 36_________(work) at all. He lived on 37_________ the villagers gave him every day. One day he got a basket of eggs 38_________a kind lady. He began to think that he would save eggs until they were in short supply. Then he could earn a small amount of money by 39_________ (sell) them at a-very good price. And then he would buy a couple of goats. Very soon, he would have 40_________ large group of goats. The goat milk would bring him much more money. With the money, he would buy a cow. 41_________ (it) milk would bring him a lot of money. He would become much 42_________(rich), build a big house and marry a pretty woman. They would have a lot of 43_________ (child). While he was lost in thought, 44_________(unlucky), he fell over a stone and all the eggs dropped onto the ground. He was very sad. That 45_________ (bring) an end to the man's beautiful dream.
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