Mary worked as a waitress in a restaurant. One day she saw an old man go 1 into the restaurant and toward a table. She ran over to him, and said, “Here, Sir. Let me help you with that chair.”
Without saying a word, he smiled. She 2 the chair away from the table. Steadying(扶稳) him with one arm, she helped him move in front of the chair and sit down 3 . Then she put his walking stick(拐杖) by the table where he could reach it.
In a soft, clear voice he said, “It’s very kind 4 you, Miss.”
“You’re welcome, Sir.” She replied. “ 5 I am Mary. I’ll be back in a few minutes. If you need anything, just wave at me.”
After he had finished a big 6 of pancakes, bacon, and hot lemon tea, Mary helped him 7 from his chair, and out from behind the table. She handed him his walking stick, and walked with him to the front door.
Holding the door 8 for him, she said, “Come back and see us, Sir!”
He turned with his whole body, smiled, and nodded. “Thank you so much,” he said softly.
When Mary went to clean his table, she was very 9 . Under his plate she found a business card, a one-hundred-dollar bill and a note which read:
Dear Mary, I respect(尊重) you very much and you respect yourself too. You have found the secret of happiness. Your kind gestures will shine through them who meet you.
The man she had served was the owner of the restaurant where she worked. This was the 10 time that she, or any of this staff had ever seen him in person.
( )1. A. quickly B. shyly
C. slowly D. luckily
( )2. A. lifted B. pulled
C. pushed D. knocked
( )3. A. nervously B. seriously
C. comfortably D. actively
( )4. A. with B. to C. for D. of
( )5. A. So B. And C. Or D. But
( )6. A. meal B. cup
C. list D. menu
( )7. A. down B. up C. out D. over
( )8. A. closed B. clean
C. straight D. open
( )9. A. bored B. worried
C. surprised D. relaxed
( )10. A. first B. same C. last D. next
hungry hospital lunch thirsty sad
asleep come see quiet think leave eye
It was a hot day during the holiday. My mother and I got on the bus which would take us to my grandma’s village. It was so hot that I felt very 1 . Then I began to think of the sweet watermelons and other fruits in Grandma’s house. I could hardly wait to arrive there and 2 my grandma earlier.
It took us one more hour to get there. When we walked into the house, Grandma was busy preparing 3 in the kitchen. I knew from her smile face that she was very glad to see us. She brought out a big watermelon and cut it. It was so nice to eat the watermelon on such a hot day.
After lunch my mother felt tired and went to bed to have a rest. I asked my grandma to tell me a fair tale. We sat on the bed and she began to tell it. I listened to her 4 . It was not long before I fell 5 . I was dreaming when a terrible sound woke me up. I saw Grandma was lying on the ground. I couldn’t believe my 6 How fearful a sight was!I hurried to wake my mother up. We took Grandma to the 7 in a hurry, but it was too late. My grandma’s heart stopped beating(跳动) when we got there. You’ll never imagine how 8 we felt then.
Grandma was very well all the time. I had never imagined she would 9 us so soon. That evening I lay in bed alone. Tears ran down my face. I prayed(祈祷) and prayed, wishing my grandma would be able to 10 back.
Now several years have passed. My dear grandma, where are you? I miss you so much.
Think about two people you know. How would you describe(描述) their personalities(个性)? Are they the s 1 ? Of course not! Everyone is different. Even identical(一模一样的) twins have different personalities.
Some people are very outgoing and friendly. They like to be w 2 other people all the time. Maybe they like to be the centre of attention. And some people are quiet — maybe even s 3 . They can be friendly, too. But they like to be alone or with just f 4 friends.
Some people worry a lot. They may worry about many times, such as their jobs, their families and anything that may happen in the future. H 5 , some people don’t worry about anything! They n 6 mind what is going on next. These people are very relaxed.
Some people are hard-working. They always do their b 7 . But some people are lazy. They don’t care about d 8 things right or getting things done on time. Hard-working people always get more chances than those lazy o 9 in life.
And don’t f 10 this: Everyone is different. That means you are special!
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