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When Love Beckons You


When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you, yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you, believe in him, though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.


For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to our roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.


But if, in your fear, you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but it self and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.


Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must have desires, let these be your desires:


To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.


To know the pain of too much tenderness.


To be wounded by your own understanding of love;


And to bleed willingly and joyfully.


To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;


To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;


To return home at eventide with gratitude;


And then to sleep with a payer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.














语法填空 (10小题,每小题1.5分,满分15)

   One evening I was resting in a cafe. I wore a pair of newly bought white leather shoes, 16 _______ were rather expensive. Then a boy came to me.

He was in 17 _________ old and not fit shirt, looking pale and about eleven. No sooner had I begun to speak than he opened the box in his hand and 18 ________ (take) out the tools of shoe-polishing. He was busy doing his work 19 ________ heavy rain began to pour down. People rushed to the café for protection from the rain. More and more people crowded in and gradually separated the boy from me.

Hours passed, and 20 ___________ turned dark. I had no shoes on my feet and wondered where the boy had been. I thought I would have to go home on my bare feet. When it was near midnight, the café was to be closed. I had to move to the door, just as I went to the gate, I 21 _________ (surprise) found that a boy of about eleven, 22 __________ (look) very familiar, was sleeping at the door with his head leaning 23 __________ a box. I shook him slightly and woke him up. He opened the package hurriedly, gave me my leather shoes, and apologized to me shyly. I paid him and wrapped him with his 24 _________ (fit) shirt. On my way home, the image 25_________ the boy stayed in my mind.



Rosa liked making up stories. She was so __1__ that her classmates believed her from time to time. In fact, the whole class believed her! At first she supposed it was __2__. Now, as she got up to __3__ before the class, She knew that make –believe stories had some way of coming back to make you sad.

Rosa’s parents were separated. Nine months out of the year, Rosa lived with her mother in an apartment on Anderson Street. But when summer __4__, she went to her father’s farm in Arizona.

The farm was great! Rosa rode horses and __5__ with some farm work. Her father, however, was so __6__ that he couldn’t find time to go places with her. When she arrived each summer, her father would __7__ her at the airport and take her out to eat. And the day she went back to the __8__ he would always buy her a present.

When summer came to a close, Rosa __9__ to her mother. At school she heard lots of stories her friends told about their family trips. Rosa wished she had a __10__ to talk about.

Not long after __11__ began, Rosa was looking through travel magazines in the school library. They talked about many exciting __12__, like England and Germany. When Rosa’s friends asked what she had done that summer, she made up something that was not __13__. Remembering the travel magazines she had looked at, she told her classmates that she and her father had gone to __14__.

When the class began studying England, Mr. Thomas asked Rosa to tell all the things she could __15__ about her trip to England!


1. A. afraid           B. worried C. sure           D. happy

2. A. joke          B. fun        C. turn            D. game

3. A. talk          B. teach         C. show          D. travel

4. A. passed      B. arrived C. lasted    D. changed

5. A. made        B. played C. helped         D. did

6. A. weak        B. pleased C. busy     D. lonely

7. A. show         B. visit          C. meet          D. send

8. A. farm         B. city       C. family D. school

9. A. wrote       B. called         C. moved     D. returned

10. A. family           B. school        C. teacher      D. farm

11. A. meeting   B. school        C. summer    D. talk

12. A. people    B. cities          C. languages D. places

13. A interesting  B. true            C. long          D. same

14. A. England     B. Germany    C. farm         D. home

15. A. think          B. see            C. remember       D. read






16, which 17. an 18. took 19. when 20. it 21. surprisedly 22. looking 23. against 24. unfit 25. of






1. C。罗莎的谎言经常让同学们信以为真,说明她骗人时自信心强,把握大。故选择sure.。

2. B。与下文罗莎自欺欺人相对应,一开始她认为骗人是件快乐的事,故选择fun。

3. A。根据文意,经过这件事后她意识到骗人其实就是骗自己,这种意识在平时与大伙交谈时更为强烈,故选talk。

4. B。夏天到时,罗莎就会到爸爸农场去度假,故选arrive。

5. C。help with sth. 意为“帮助干些事情”。

6. C。爸爸没时间陪她去其它地方游玩,说明爸爸很忙,故选busy。

7. C。这里meet表示爸爸去机场接她。

8. B。在农场度假结束后,罗莎应返回城里,故选city.

9. D。根据文意暑假结束了,罗莎要返回到妈妈身边。故选 returned.

10. A。与上文相对应,她的朋友都在谈假期与家人的旅游,罗莎因此希望拥有一个完整的家庭。

11. B。假期结束了,新学期又开始了,且下文讲到了学校里的事情,故选school。

12. D。下文的例子既不是城市也不是人或语言而是两个国家,只有选places。

13. B。别人问起她夏天的旅游情况时,她只有编织一些不真实的事情骗大家,故选true。

14. A。下文老师让她讲在英国旅行的情况,说明她骗大家去了英国,故选England。

15. C。老师让罗莎对过去的事情进行回忆并讲述,故选remember。










Mrs. Ball had a son. His name was Mick. She __1__ him very much and as he was not a __2 __ child, she was always __3__ that he might be ill, __4__ she used to take him to see the best __5__ in the town four times a year to be looked __6__.

During one of these __7__, the doctor gave Mick all kinds of tests and then said to him, “Have you had any __8__ with your nose or ears recently?” Mick __9__ for a second and then answered, “Yes, I __10__.”

Mrs. Ball was very __11__. “But I’m sure you have __12__ told me that, Mick!” She said worriedly. “Oh, really?” Said the doctor __13__. “And what trouble have you with your nose and ears, my boy?” “Well,” answered Mick, “I always have trouble with them when I’m __14__ my sweater off, because the __15__ is very tight.”


1. A. loved           B. hated         C. missed           D. cared

2. A. rich              B. clever         C. strong             D. happy

3. A. afraid           B. surprised    C. glad                D. sure

4. A. which           B. for        C. but                 D. so

5. A. player           B. teacher  C. doctor            D. lawyer

6. A. round           B. over           C. for            D. after

7. A. talks             B. years          C. visits               D. stays

8. A. answer         B. thing           C. word               D. trouble

9. A. waited          B. thought C. stood              D. looked

10. A. did             B. will       C. have                D. do

11. A. excited        B. interested    C. pleased           D. surprised

12. A. already       B. just       C. never              D. always

13. A. angrily        B. seriously     C. happily      D. carefully

14. A. turning        B. taking         C. keeping           D. putting

15. A. collar          B. nose           C. mouth             D. ear























6Blook over为固定词组,意为检查


8Dhave  trouble  with  sth 意为在某方面有麻烦为一习惯用语。


10C。医生的问题用了现在完成时态,对之作出的回答也应用现在完成时,即:Yes I  have




14Btake  a  sweater  off意为脱去毛线衣


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