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12. WE always give flowers and applause (掌声) to winners. But Eddie the Eagle () Edwards, _______ British ski jumper who finished last in two events at the 1988 Olympic Games, was unexpectedly treated as a national hero. He became________ inspiring example of an underdog.

3.  He has dreamed of taking part in the Olympics _______ he was 9. Before ski jumping, Edwards tried several other sports, but all ended in failure.

4--5.Most people around him view his dream_______ a joke. His father wants him to face reality and follow the family business of being a plasterer (泥水匠). Even when he meets the standards needed to represent the British Olympic Team, the officials raise the bar_______[prevent] him from making a fool of himself and the country as his skills are still far from professional. u

6.“Faster, higher, stronger” is the phrase that sums up the modern Olympic Games, yet Edwards shows off another side of the Olympic spirit that is equally precious and _______[respect] – he sticks to his dreams and takes no notice of people’s sneers. The unlikely superstar “is warm enough to melt even the coldest heart”, as a review in The Examiner noted.

 7—9. Happiness has become a big deal in the past decade. Hundreds of books, lectures and even the media tell us that happiness is_______ our reach. All we have to do is follow some simple steps, _______ meditation, living in the moment and doing yoga. _______ if you are going through a really difficult time, none of this may feel right. In fact, feeling deeply sad is a normal part of the healing process.

 10. FOR most people, life without plants is unimaginable. They feed us, clean up our air and _______bright up our gardens. But what if someone told you that even our smartphones can benefit from plants?

 11. However, there is still a lot of work _______do before we can all experience the benefits. At the moment germanium can only be harvested in very small amounts, just a few milligrams per liter (每升). Now scientists are working on different plants to improve this.

12.“_______is so often the case, industry is still waiting because they want to see everything already working. 

 1314. TODAY marks the one-year anniversary of my fathers death. Looking back _______the past year, I cannot describe how hard it has been for me mentally and physically, but this has all been a blessing in disguise塞翁失马. I have come to the realization_______ I will never be able to accept why this happened, but I have also realized that life goes on, whether or not you want to move on with it.

15. For a long time I suffered in silence. I felt as if I was running _______circles. I kept my tears to my sleep and my loneliness in my bedroom.

16.When grief hits them, many ask, “Why?” “How?” The truth is, there are no answers and there will probably be no reasonable _______ for a long time. But there are ways to cope. 

17. I recently performed at my schools winter concert for one of my classmates who is dealing with a rare illness疑难杂症. I dedicated the dance _______ her and my father.

18. _______Luck, my best friends came to my aid.

19—20. Just surround yourself _______ people like my friend who will never underestimate you. I am so proud of how much I’ve accomplished and I know I will keep going, just _______ my father would have wished.

 21. ovent Garden in London's West End is a popular destination for visitors and Londoners who enjoy shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture. Geographically, Covent Garden is located in Central London, bordered by the City of London and Leicester Square. It is_______ walking distance of Soho, the river Thames and Trafalgar Square.

22.  Be aware not to confuse Covent Garden Market_______ New Covent Garden market, which is elsewhere in London.

 23. _______  you're going to be in London for more than a day, it's worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card in advance. 

24--26.  _______ while ago, my friends and I had the privilege of seeing the brilliance of art in action, thanks to tickets kindly _______[give] to us by our school. The fascinating artwork of Salvador Dali, a famous Spanish painter, showed us how _______[seem] still and lifeless images can come to life right before our eyes.

27—28. The idea of music appreciation courses is very ______[appeal]  to me. In China, music courses are treated as unimportant ______  in many schools. 

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29.  Letters Live, which started in December 2013, held at the Freemasons’ Hall in London from March 10 to 15. The show featured various great performers who read remarkable letters that had been written around the world over the centuries.

30. Other famous faces at the event including Carey Mulligan, who played a fictional laundry worker turned feminist (女权主义的) activist in the 2015 movie Suffragette (《妇女参政论者》).

31. On Feb 28 saw our schools Senior 3 students take part in a significant (重要的) activity 100 days before the college entrance examination, and it aimed to encourage us to fight for places at our dream universities. 

32. When we approach it, we should attach great importance to diligence (勤奋), perseverance (毅力) and caution (谨慎).

33. My peers (同龄人) and I hope to admit to our ideal universities. 

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34—36. Last summer, Erdmann, by then fifty-eight ______ retired, was cutting grass at his backyard when he felt strange. “As if something was stuck in my throat,” he said . His wife called 911. As Erdmann waited for ______, the pain went away. Eight rescuers(救援者) rushed in. I felt foolish, said Erdmann. He was ______.

37. Then he fell to the ground. Erdmann was a PNBa firefighter term for pulseless(无脉搏的) none-breather. Medical worker Doran Kemp couldnt get a heartbeat.

At the hospital, doctors gave him timely treatment  and Erdmann returned to an ______ life.

38. Its not polite to arrive at a dinner more than 15 to 20 minutes late. The host or hostess usually waits for all the visitors  to arrive before serving the meal. If someone is late, the food may be spoiled(变味), and yet  may the host or hostess spirits. If you have to be late  call and tell them to start ______ you.

39--41.  A maiden(闺女) name is a womans family name _______ birth. In the United States and Canada, after a woman ______, she takes the family name of her husband in place of her maiden name. _________ is now becoming common, however, for women to keep  their maiden names after they get married.

42--43. As I grew older, I found out that he had finished his ______ in Grade 6, which was the highest grade in town then, so he was considered to be a  ______. People used to ask him to write something to put on the walls, but he never felt very useful.

44—45.  He often said to me, “As you can see, this family is going to count on you. We are useless to improve you anything for your future .Your have to get  ______ education to change the life for yourself.”

As a result of his expectations , I have______ it through high school and through college.

  

 

 

Elections:

The United States holds elections every two years. Once every four years there is a presidential election, with congressional elections held at the same time.

Mid-term elections take place in-between presidential elections, in the middle of the presidential term.

Elections for the House of Representatives are held every two years. Senators have six-year terms, with one-third elected every two years.

State governors serve four-year terms with about half up for election every two years.

Primaries:

Voters also get to choose their party's candidate in the main election. Voters register which party they support, and can then participate in primary elections.

Before he became the Republican candidate for president in 2000, George W Bush had to beat Republican Senator John McCain in primary elections.

Primaries are sometimes quite close to the general election, and once they are over, candidates must turn quickly to the general election.

 

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