From the time I was seven, I had a dream of becoming a member of the Students Union. I always my school leaders for taking responsibility for all of us. So I dreamed of being a leader like them.
Years _ _ by, and soon I was able to take part in the elections, I would win. But the reality was that I hadn’t had a chance. I wasn’t beautiful. Girls across the school hardly knew me. I just did not have what it to win a school election. I was .
As I cried in my room that evening, I suddenly took a deep breath and decided I wouldn’t stop dreaming. I decided that I would for elections again in my final year at school — and I would make every effort to the election.
I recognized that my rivals had a lot of things in their favor. What were the points that would work in _ _ favor? I had good grades, and I was friendly and helpful. And my biggest was the faith I had. I would not allow my plain appearance to hold me _ _ from putting my best foot forward. That evening, I my election plans a whole year ahead of time.
I realized that girls would have to get to know me and recognize that I had the ability to them. I loved making friends and I liked being helpful, I decided that perhaps I could use these qualities to work to my advantage. In order to learn how to present a great election , I also attended a course on effective public speaking.
The day after the election, when the principal announced I won the second highest number of votes, the students . That joy on the faces of all my friends showed me that my victory was theirs.
Suddenly, I realized that I had much more than I had dreamed of. I had made many new friends and had helped people along the way. I had won the and love of my school-mates and they me as somebody who would stand by them. I was able to put a smile on their faces and their day.
1.A. praised B. remembered C. admired D. believed
2.A. flied B. flowed C. flew D. passed
3.A. pretending B. planning C. hoping D. judging
4.A. took B. provided C. meant D. offered
5.A. concerned B. angry C. surprised D. upset
6.A. enter B. speak C. pay D. wait
7.A. win B. beat C. defeat D. earn
8.A. their B. your C. my D. our
9.A. problem B. worry C. strength D. dream
10.A. in B. back C. out D. up
11.A. discussed B. began C. announced D. challenged
12.A. reconsider B. accompany C. support D. represent
13.A. but B. and C. or D. so
14.A. speech B. capsule C. meeting D. promise
15.A. nodded B. gathered C. cried D. cheered
16.A. also B. still C. almost D. only
17.A. accomplished B. absorbed C. devoted D. developed
18.A. announcement B. admission C. recognition D. arrangement
19.A. thought B. spoke C. considered D. said
20.A. enlarge B. brighten C. wish D. experience
1.C动词辨析。. A. praised 表扬；B. remembered记忆；C. admired 钦佩 ; D. believed根据后句内容“So I dreamed of being a leader”可知作者梦想自己也有一天会当学生会成员，由此判断他对他们是钦佩，羡慕的，选C。
2.C 动词辨析。A. flied飞；B. flowed 流淌；C. flew 飞行；D. passed过。从语境可知此处 指时间过的非常快，fly by “飞逝,”；pass by“路过”，选C。
3.C动词辨析。A. pretending假装；B. planning 计划； C. hoping 希望 ； D. judging判断。根据上文可知作者特别期望可以获胜，所以判断hope能体现出作者想赢得选举的心态。
4.A动词辨析。A. took花费 ；B. provided提供； C. meant意思是 ；D. offered 提供。此处是固定句型：it takes sth to do “做某事需要”，选A。句意：我没有能竞选上学生会所需要的那些。
5.D 形容词辨析。A. concerned 联系； B. angry 生气的；C. surprised 惊讶的； D. upset沮丧 。作者没有竞选成功，心情可想而知是非常沮丧的，选D.
6.A动词辨析。 A. enter 进入；B. speak 说；C. pay 付款；D. wait等待。根据语境可知作者没有灰心，打算继续参加来年的学生会竞选，enter for“报名参加”，选A。
7..A 动词辨析。A. win赢；B. beat击打； C. defeat 打败；D. earn赢得。作者计划再次参加学生会竞选其目的当然是为了竞选成功，能够获胜，选A。
8.】C代词辨析。A. their他们的 ；B. your你们的 ；C. my我的；D. our我们的。从上文可知作者看到了对手们存在的优点，于是也开始思考自己的优点，对自己有利的方面，选C。
9.】C名词辨析。A. problem问题；B. worry担忧；C. strength强项， 力量；D. dream梦想。由上文的in their favor ，in my favor可知，这里谈论的是优势，所以选strength，意为“长处”。句意：我最大的长处是我有信念。
10.】B副词辨析。A. in 在里面 ；B. back在后面；C. out 在外面；D. up 在上面。从上文以及句前的plain appearance可知作者认为长相平平是自己不利的方面，所以决定要发挥自己的强项，不让自己的不利方面阻挡自己，hold back“隐瞒；抑制；阻止”，选B。
11..B 动词辨析。A. discussed 讨论 B. began开始C. announced 宣布； D. challenged挑战。从上下文可知作者在竞选失败后重新振作起来，提前一年的时间来开始准备下次竞选，选B。
12.】D动词辨析。A. reconsider重新考虑；B. accompany 陪同；C. support 支持；D. represent代表；学生会是代表学生的意愿，是学生们活动的组织者和倡导者，由此判断此处作者意思是他有能力代表学生们，选D。
13..D 连词辨析。A. but 但是B. and 和C. or 或者D. so所以。从前后两句话内容判断此处是作者想通之后的决定，表示一种因果关系，选D。
14.】A名词辨析。A. speech演讲 B. capsule 胶囊 ，太空舱； C. meeting会议；D. promise许诺。根据后句内容I also attended a course on effective public speaking.可知作者参加的是演讲课，选A。
15.】D动词辨析。A. nodded 点头；B. gathered 聚集；C. cried 哭；D. cheered 欢呼。作者赢得选举，同学们应该为此欢呼以示高兴。选D。
16.】A副词辨析。A. also也；B. still 仍旧；C. almost 几乎；D. only只 。作者竞选成功后同学们欢呼喝彩，为作者感到高兴，就好像作者的胜利也是他们的胜利一样，选A。
17.A动词辨析。A. accomplished 完成，实现； B. absorbed 吸收；C. devoted 忠实；D. developed发展。根据故事内容可知作者实现了自己竞选进入学生会的梦想，选A。
18.】C名词辨析。A. announcement 宣布；B. admission 入场费； C. recognition 认可，承认；D. arrangement安排；从上文内容可知通过作者的努力，他竞选成功，进入学生会，也就是得到了同学们的认可，选C。
19..C动词辨析。 A. thought 认为；B. spoke 说；C. considered 认为；D. said说。固定短语：consider sb as “认为某人是…”，选C。句意：他们认为我是可以代表他们的人。
20.】B动词辨析。A. enlarge 增大；B. brighten 变亮；C. wish希望；D. experience经历。这里指作者通过这次经历，有了更多的自信，brighten，意思是：使快乐、高兴，符合语境。句意：“能够让自己的朋友快乐起来，让她们的脸上带着微笑，照亮她们的生活。”
________ Yao Ming has retired from the NBA，the pleasure we have got by watching him play basketball at home and abroad will last long.