Philip is the bravest boy I know. His friends and family are all very__1__ him.
Ten-year-old Philip was born with an__2__ which means that he is always breaking his bones(骨头)．Although he has such a serious illness, Philip__3__ playing sports. In January last year he__4__ wheelchair racing. He came second in his first__5__， and since then Philip has won every other race!
In order to look for a new challenge(挑战), Philip__6__ to take part in the London Wheelchair Marathon(马拉松)．__7__， five days before the race Philip got sick. He didn’t want to__8__. He finally made up his mind to take part. Philip was given medicine by his doctor and guess what He not only__9__it, but he also finished in first place!
Philip is very__10__ and never gives up. That’s why he has been chosen to be the Bravest Child of the Month.
( )1. A. proud of B. afraid of C. angry with D. strict with
( )2. A. ability B. effort C. illness D. interest
( )3. A. stops B. avoids C. minds D. loves
( )4. A. watched B. started C. cancelled D. held
( )5. A. journey B. race C. class D. interview
( )6. A. regretted B. hated C. failed D. decided
( )7. A. Instead B. Also C. However D. First
( )8. A. give up B. sit down C. set off D. go out
( )9. A. refused B. left C. completed D. invented
( )10. A. brave B. honest C. polite D. fair
My best friend, Connie, is two years older than me. We spend a lot of time together.
Connie has long dark brown hair and her eyes are big and round. People say she is __1__ and looks like a doll. When we go out, people often __2__ that I am older than her because she is shorter and slimmer(苗条的)．
Connie is positive(乐观的) even when things go __3__. Last week she got her examination __4__， which were not very good. I thought she was going to be __5__. Instead, she simply decided to do better the next time. Then, every day after class, __6__ teachers are free in their offices, she will ask them for help.
Connie gets on well with others. Everyone in my family __7__ her, even my younger brother. When you hear her laugh, you will naturally(自然地) laugh __8__. When I feel unhappy, I will talk to Connie and she will make me feel __9__．
I think my __10__ with Connie is very valuable, and I hope we will always be best friends.
( )1. A. crazy B. beautiful C. lazy D. ugly
( )2. A. think B. hope C. suggest D. ask
( )3. A. wrong B. welcome C. important D. interesting
( )4. A. lessons B. symbols C. novels D. results
( )5. A. stupid B. interested C. sad D. glad
( )6. A. although B. if
C. before D. even though
( )7. A. sees B. likes C. wakes D. catches
( )8. A. suddenly B. early C. recently D. together
( )9. A. better B. angrier C. busier D. heavier
( )10. A. purpose B. opinion C. friendship D. habit
A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need some hearing aid(助听). Not quite sure how to __1__ her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there was a simple test the husband could do to give the doctor a better __2__ of her hearing loss.
“Here’s what you do，” said the doctor. “Stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a __3__ conversational speaking tone(音调) see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on __4__ you get a reply.”
That evening, the wife was in the __5__， and he was in the yard. He said to himself, “I’m about 40 feet away, and let me see what will happen.” Then in a usual tone he asked, “Honey, what’s for dinner？”
So the husband moved closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and asked, “Honey, what’s for dinner？”
__7__ no reply.
Next he moved into the dining room where he was about 20 feet from his wife and __8__，“Honey, what’s for dinner？”
Again he got no reply. He walked up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. “Honey, what’s for dinner？” Again there was no reply.
So he __9__ right up behind her. “Honey, what’s for dinner？”
“Chicken! James, for the __10__ time I’ve said that.”
( )1. A. save B. help C. face D. guide
( )2. A. choice B. excuse C. idea D. suggestion
( )3. A. loud B. strange C. special D. usual
( )4. A. until B. before C. when D. as
( )5. A. toilet B. garden
C. kitchen D. dining room
( )6. A. dinner B. way C. move D. reply
( )7. A. Still B. Even C. Just D. Almost
( )8. A. laughed B. repeated C. thought D. added