My father left for our native place on Thursday. In fact, he had never traveled by ____ before, so I just took this opportunity to let him ____ his first flight. ____ being asked to book a ticket by train, I got him a ticket on Jet Airways. The moment I handed over the ticket to him, he was surprised. The ____ was very apparent on his face as we waited for the time of the ____. Just like a schoolboy, he was ____ himself on that day, using the trolley (手推车) for his luggage and asking for a window seat. He was ____ enjoying himself and I, too, watching him experience all these things with ____. As he was about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and ____ me. He became very ____ for what I had done meant a great deal to him. I told him there was no need to thank me.
Later, I ____ my life. As a child, how many dreams had our parents made come true? Without ____ the financial situation, we asked for dresses, toys, outings, etc. They tried to ____ all our needs. Did we ever say thanks for all they had done for us? Today ____ it comes to our children, we always think we should give them the best. But we tend to ____ that our parents have sacrificed a lot to see us happy, so it is our ____ to make sure their dreams are realized.
Old age is like a second childhood and just as we take care of our children, the same ____ needs to be given to our parents. I want to say sorry for making my father ____ so long for this small dream to be realized.
Just the fact that they are old does not mean that they will have to ____ everything and keep sacrificing. They have ____, too.
Take care of your parents. They are precious.
1.A. bus B. train C. ship D. air
2.A. catch B. miss C. experience D. change
3.A. In spite of B. Because of C. In case of D. Instead of
4.A. pride B. excitement C. admiration D. ambition
5.A. appointment B. dream C. travel D. show
6.A. encouraging B. warning C. teaching D. preparing
7.A. thoroughly B. slowly C. immediately D. suddenly
8.A. anger B. joy C. shyness D. curiosity
9.A. helped B. patted C. thanked D. praised
10.A. honest B. childish C. nervous D. emotional
11.A. looked for B. looked down upon C. looked into D. looked back on
12.A. understanding B. describing C. solving D. improving
13.A. avoid B. meet C. record D. check
14.A. unless B. because C. when D. though
15.A. learn B. express C. promise D. forget
16.A. ability B. responsibility C. freedom D. fortune
17.A. song B. advice C. attention D. thing
18.A. struggle B. wait C. rest D. stand
19.A. hand in B. pick up C. pay off D. give up
20.A. wishes B. jobs C. plans D. suggestions
1.his first flight”可知，父亲从未坐过飞机，by air乘飞机，故选D。
2.so I just took this opportunity to let him ____ his first flight.我想利用这次机会让父亲体验一下坐飞机的感觉，故选C。
3. I got him a ticket on Jet Airways”可知，尽管父亲让作者给他买火车票，但是作者却给他订了一张飞机票，前后表示转折，故选A。
4.he was surprised”可知，父亲看到机票很惊讶，由于是第一次乘飞机，他的脸上挂着激动的表情，故选B。
5.My father left for our native place on Thursday.”可知，作者的父亲要回故乡了，他即将乘坐飞机开始旅行，故选C。
6.using the trolley (手推车) for his luggage and asking for a window seat”可知，父亲亲自为第一次飞机之旅做准备，他一个人推行李、安排座位，故选D。
7.He was ____ enjoying himself父亲准备着行李，并乐在其中，B与语境不符，父亲一直在做准备工作，不是突然或者立刻去做某事，故选A。
9.there was no need to thank me”可知，父亲向作者表示了感谢，故选C。
10.he walked up to me with tears in his eyes”可知，父亲眼含泪水跟作者道谢，说明父亲变得很感性，故选D。
11.As a child,”可知，作者后来开始回顾往事，故选D。
12.we asked for dresses, toys, outings, etc.儿时，我们不懂家里的经济状况，只是不停地向父母提出各种要求，像买裙子、玩具、郊游等，故选A。
13.They tried to ____ all our needs.父母总是想尽一切办法来满足我们，故选B。
14.Today ____ it comes to our children,今天，当谈到我们自己的孩子，when it comes to…当谈到……，故选C。
15.But we tend to ____ that our parents have sacrificed a lot to see us happy我们总是想着给孩子最好的，却忘记了父母为我们做出的牺牲，故选D。
16.so it is our ____ to make sure their dreams are realized因此，帮助父母实现他们的愿望是我们做子女的应尽的责任，故选B。
17.Old age is like a second childhood and just as we take care of our children, the same ____ needs to be given to our parents老年就像第二次经历童年时期一样，就像我们照顾我们的孩子一样，我们也要把关心和照顾给到我们的父母，attention在此指“对父母的照顾”，故选C。
18.I want to say sorry for making my father ____ so long for this small dream to be realized让父亲等了这么久才实现了乘坐飞机的愿望，这让作者很内疚，故选B。
20.They have ____, too.父母也有他们自己（没有实现）的愿望，乘飞机就是作者父亲的愿望之一，故选A。
Using too much water or throwing rubbish into our rivers are clear ways that humans can put our water supply in danger ,but we also affect our water supply in less obvious ways .
You may wonder how paving(铺砌) a road can lead to less useable fresh water . A major part of the water we use every day is groundwater . Groundwater does not come from lakes or rivers .It came from underground . The more roads and parking lots we pave ,the less water can flow into the ground to become groundwater .
Human activity is not responsible for all water shortages(短缺). Drier climates are of course more likely to have droughts(干旱) than areas with more rainfall ,but in any case, good management can help to make sure there is enough water to meet our basic needs .
Thinking about the way we use water every day can make a big difference ,too. In the United States ,a family of four can use 1.5tons of water a day ! This shows how much we depend on water to live ,but there’s a lot we can do to lower the number .
You can take steps to save water in your home .To start with ,use the same glass for your drinking water all day .Wash it only once a day .Run your dishwasher (洗碗机)only when it is full 。Help your parents fix any leaks in your home . You can even help to keep our water supply clean by recycling batteries instead of throwing them away .
1..Which of the following is most likely to lead to less groundwater ?
A. paving parking lots . B.Throwing batteries away .
C. Using river water D. Throwing rubbish into lakes .
2. What can be inferred from the text ?
A. All water shortages are due to human behavior .
B. There is much we can do to reduce family size .
C. It takes a lot of effort to meet our water needs .
D. The average family in America makes proper use of water .
3.The last paragraph is intended to .
A.show us how to fix leaks at home
B. tell us how to run a dishwasher
C. prove what drinking glass is best for us
D. suggest what we do to save water at home
4.The text is mainly about .
A. Why paving roads reduces our water
B. how much we depend on water to live
C. why droughts occur more in dry climates
D. how human activity affects our water supply
1.细节理解题。文章第二段介绍了铺砌的道路是如何影响地下水的，根据The more roads and parking lots we pave ,the less water can flow into the ground to become groundwater .可知选A。
2.推理判断题。文章提到水资源的危机和干旱问题Using too much water ……are clear ways that humans can put our water supply in danger,和 Drier climates are of course more likely to have droughts而且在文中也提倡人们节约用水，由此判断要想满足人们用水的需求，需要人们很大的努力，选C。
3.主旨大意题。文章末段首先提出You can take steps to save water in your home，然后从几个方面介绍了如何节水，故本段中心是介绍我们在家里如何做到节约用水，答案选D。
4.主旨大意题。作者在文章开头介绍过量用水和往河里乱扔垃圾会危及到地球水资源，然后又提到but we also affect our water supply in less obvious ways .在下文中从生活中的几个方面进行介绍，由此判断文章中心内容是关于人类活动对于水资源的影响，选D。