|第11题：My grandfather lived only half a mile away from where I grew up in New York.Every day, he would walk down to our house and bring my dad newspapers.Along with the papers he would bring a small bag of treats for my two brothers and me.|
Western NY had terrible winter weather: rain, sleet, or even 3 feet of snow.Even when he was 81, he still walked the half mile every single day.As a child, I looked forward to the daily treats, but now I’m older and I realize he braved the rough weather each day just to see us smile; I now value that more than anything else.
My grandfather touched many lives.
A、woman who had been in hospital for five years told me her story. She said my grandfather would visit her twice a week at her home: to read to her, play bridge, or just chat. It lasted for years without stop. She had few visitors.Even a hitchhiker who my grandfather had picked up for free told me of my grandfather’s influence on his life. My grandfather took the traveler to his home.After learning that the man was homeless, my grandfather gave him a place to stay. The man told me that no one had ever been so nice to him. He later found a job in a supermarket.
I was touched, but not surprised to know all of the touching stories from which I understood my grandfather’s selflessness. I have since tried to learn from him to help others.Although he died years ago, we still respect him.
From the text we can infer(推断) that ______.
A、the writer didn’t know his grandfather’s selflessness until years later
B．the writer’s grandfather went to his house except on snowy days
C．the writer’s grandfather ever looked after a woman in hospital for five years
D．the writer’s grandfather ever helped a stranger find a job in supermarket
|第15题：E、Around the world more and more people are taking part in dangerous sports and activities．Ofcourse．there have always been people who have looked for adventures——those who have climbed the highest mountains，traveled into unknown parts of the world or sailed in small boats across the greatest oceans．Now，however，there are people who look for an immediate excitement from a risky activity which may only last a few minutes or even seconds．1 would consider bungee jumping to be a good example．of such an activity．You jump from a high place(perhaps a bridge or a hot—air balloon)200 metre8 above the ground with an elastic(有弹性的)rope tied to your ankles．You fall at up t0 150 kilometres an hour until the rope stops you from hitting the grounD、It is said that about 2 million people around the world have now tried bun-gee jumpin9．Other activities which most people would say are as risky as bungee jumping include jumping from tall building and diving into the sea from the top of high cliff(悬崖)．Why do people take part in such activities as these Some psychologists suggest that it is because life in modem societies has become safe and borin9．Not very long ago，diseases could not easily be cured，and life was a continuous battle for survival(生存)．Nowadays，according to many people，life offers little excitement．They live and work in comparatively safe conditions；they buy food in shops；and there are doctors and hospitals to look after them if they become ill．The answer for some of these people is to look for danger in activities such as bungee jumping． People probably take part in dangerous sports nowadays because——．|
A、they have a lot offree time
B．they can go to hospital if they are injured
C．their life is short’of excitement
D．they no longer need to hunt for food
|第17题：学习动机是由( )几个方面构成。 |