Today, we had a chemistry test. I found the test difficulty, but I tried hardly to do it. Suddenly, Mary, my best friend, asking me to let her to copy my answers. After think for some time, I let her copy my answers. But after the test, all of us were called to the teacher’s office. The teacher was angry because we had same answers in the tests. We were warned not to cheat again so she would need to see out parents. I was very upset. I didn’t cheat. I was just helping a friend. Why does she punish me?
1.difficulty —- difficult
2.hardly — hard
3.asking — asked
4.to copy 去掉to
5.think —- thinking
6.all —- both
8.tests — test
9.so —- or
10.does — did
1.difficulty —- difficult考查形容词。 I found the test difficulty。此处是“find +宾语+补语”结构，意思是发现考试很难，应该用形容词做宾补，故把difficulty改为difficult。
2.hardly — hard考查副词。but I tried hardly to do it.。hardly意思是“几乎不”，而此处表达的意思是尽力做某事，应该用hard。
3.asking — asked 考查谓语动词。my best friend, asking me to let her to copy my answers.，此处是缺少谓语动词，故把asking改为asked。
4.to copy 去掉to 考查非谓语动词。asking me to let her to copy my answers。固定句型：Let sb do sth，所以去掉第二个to。
5.think —- thinking考查非谓语动词。After think for some time,。After是介词，后面应该用动名词形式，把think改为thinking。
6.all —- both 考查代词。…all of us were called to the teacher’s office. 文章说的是作者和朋友两个人考试作弊，所以把all改为both。
7.same 前加the，考查冠词。The teacher was angry because we had same answers in the tests.，same前面一定有定冠词，所以在same前加the。
8.tests — test考查名词。The teacher was angry because we had same answers in the tests. 从上文可知是指一次考试，把tests改为test。
9.so —- or考查连词。so she would need to see out parents.此处指如果不改正的话，老师会通知家长，把so改为or，表示“否则”。
10.does — did 考查动词时态。Why does she punish me? 文章说的是过去的事情，故用过去式，把does改为did。
When I was young I wanted to be a model，so when a national contest was staged，I convinced my parents to take me for an audition(试演). I was selected and told I had potential．They said that for only$900 I could attend a weekend event which dozens of the most prestigious(有声望的)modeling agencies from around the world would attend．At l 3，my hopes of fame and fortune clouded all judgment and I begged my parents to let me go．We have never been rich，but they saw my enthusiasm and agreed．
I imagined being signed by some famous model companies．For months，any boredom or disappointment I faced was pushed aside because I knew I would soon have the chance to be a real model．I thought I would grace the covers of famous magazines!
Of course，I wasn’t signed，but what hurt the most was being told that if I grew to 5’9”(about 1．75metres)I could be a success．I prayed for a growth spurt(冲刺)because I could not imagine giving up my dream．I made an appointment with a local modeling agency and the agent demanded$500 for classes．$500 for a photo shoot and $300 for other expenses．My parents only agreed after hours and hours of me begging．
The agency sent me out on a few auditions，but with every day I didn’t receive a call，I grew more depressed．The final straw came in July after I had decided to focus on commercial modeling．There was an open call in New York City．We spent hours driving and another few hours waiting．only to be told that I was too short．I was devastated(极度不安的)．
Years later，I realized that the trip to New York was good as it made me notice I didn’t actually love modeling，just the idea of it．I wanted to be special and 1 was innocently determined to reach an impossible goal．The experience has made me stronger and that will help me in the future．
1.What’s the main reason why the author wanted to be a model?
A．She won a national contest．
B．She wanted to get reputation and wealth．
C．She was urged by some modeling agencies．
D．She had full potential to be a successful model．
2.What’s the author’s parents’attitude toward her dream?
3.What was it that made the author end her attempt to become a model?
A．Her parents were strongly against it．
B．She realized that it was impossible for her．
C．Even a local modeling agency turned her down．
D．She realized that she didn’t actually love the idea of modeling.
4.The underlined phrase‘’The final straw”probably means __________ .
A．the last in a series of bad things that happen to make someone very upset, angry, etc
B．the final result that she was admired by the model company
C．the final audition given by the famous agency
D．the decision that she made at last not to be a model any more
1.细节理解题。根据第一段倒数第二句中的At 13，my hopes of fame and fortune clouded all judgement可知，作者出于对名利的渴望而想要成为模特。故选B。
3.推理判断题。通读全文可知，作者因为身高问题屡遭模特公司的拒绝，由此推断，她意识到自己不可能成为模特了。D项容易被误选，根据最后一段第一句的it made me notice I didn’t actually love modeling，just the idea of it.(这使我意识到，我并不是真正热爱模特职业，我只是喜欢这个想法)，可知D项与原文意思相悖。故选B。
4.词义猜测题。根据下文的only to be told that I was too short以及I was devastated.可知，The final straw指的是作者终于不能忍受的最后一件事，故选A。