凯时国际app首页I played a tennis game against my cousin Ed last week, and I will never forget it.
I had played a lot of games before, but it was one of the most __1__ games I’ve ever had. When Ed first phoned and suggested we play, I__2__quietly, thinking I was sure to beat him, because I didn’t think Ed could win any games with his fat body.
凯时国际app首页As long as I can remember: Ed’s been the least physically fit member in the family, but strangely__3__of himself. His big stomach has always ballooned out between his T-shirt and trousers. Although the family often joked about that, Ed__4__ to buy a larger T-shirt or to lose weight. So when Ed arrived for our game not only with the bottom of his shirt inside his trousers but also with a stomach you could __5__ notice. I was so surprised that I was speechless.
My cousin must have made an effort to get himself into __6__. As a result, at the point in our game, when I’d have predicted(预测) I would win the game by 9 to 1, it was__7__ 7 to 9 —and Ed was leading. The sudden realization was__8__. We continued to play like two__9__ men. When the score was 16 up. I even thought if I could stay alive. When the game finally ended, my cousin and I were lying on the floor on our backs, too tired to move. In some ways, I think that we__10__won: I won the game, but Cousin Ed won my respect.
1. A.tiring B.interesting C.moving D.frightening
2. A.cheered B.screamed C.performed D.smiled
凯时国际app首页3. A.proud B.afraid C.shy D.guilty
4. A.agreed B.wanted C.refused D.afforded
5. A.nearly B.hardly C.properly D.suddenly
凯时国际app首页6. A.size B.shape C.height D.weight
凯时国际app首页7. A.like B.between C.around D.instead
8. A.unknown B.ungrateful C.unpleasant D.unnecessary
凯时国际app首页9. A.mad B.smart C.lucky D.brave
凯时国际app首页10. A.none B.either C.both D.neither
凯时国际app首页It was an early morning in summer. In the streets, sleepy eyed people were moving quickly, heading towards their jobs. This was the beginning of another ___11___ day in New York City. ___12___ this day was to be different.
Waiting ___13___ the crowded streets, on top of a building 110 stories high, was Philippe Petit. This daring Frenchman was about to ___14___ a tightrope(绷索)between the two towers of the World Trade Center.
凯时国际app首页Philippe took his first ___15___ with great care. The wire held. Now he was sure he could do it. With only a balancing pole, Philippe walked his way across a ___16___ of 131 feet.
Soon the rush hour crowds began to notice. What a wonder! There, 1350 feet above the street, a tiny figure was walking on air.
Philippe made seven trips, back and forth(来回). He wasn't satisfied with just ___17 ___. At times, he would turn, sit down, and even go on his knees. Once, he had the astonishing courage to lie down on the thin thread. And thousands of ___18___ watchers stared with their hearts beating fast.
After the forty-five minute ___19___, Philippe was taken to the police station. He was asked ___20___ he did it. Philippe shrugged(耸肩)and said, "When I see two tall buildings, I walk."
11.A. working B. hot C. same D. ordinary
12.A. And B. So C. But D. Thus
13.A. for B. in C. by D. above
14.A. throw B. walk C. climb D. fix
15.A. act B. landing C. step D. trip
16.A. distance B. height C. space D. rope
凯时国际app首页17.A. walking B. staying C. acting D. showing
凯时国际app首页18.A. patient B. terrified C. pleased D. enjoyable
19.A. show B. trick C. try D. program
20.A. how B. why C. whether D. when