Imagination and fantasy can play an important role in achiebving the things we fear.Children know this very well. Fred Epstein ,in his book If I Make It to Five,tells a story he heard from one of friends about Tom,a four-year-old boy with a cancer in his back bone.He came through several operations and a lot of pain by mastering his imagination.
Tom loved to pretend,and he particularly loved to play superheroes ,Dr Epstein expained that it was actually a brilliant way for his yound mind to handle the terrifying and painful life he led.
The day before his thire trip to the operating room,Tom was terrbly afraid.”Maybe I could go as Superman ,”he whispered to his mom.Hearing this, the moter hesitated for a while.She had avoided buying the expensive costume(戏装)，不痛finally she agreed.
The next day Tom appeared as the powerful Superman,showing off through the hospital halls and coolly waving his hand to the people greeting him along the way.And Tom,with the strength of his fantasy,successfully made it through the operation.
The power of imagination need not be reserved for children only.we all hace the power to use our fantasies to attempt things we never thought possible,to go through those things that seem impossible,and to achieve what we never believed we could,Just as Dr.Epstein puts it ,”If you can dream it,you can do it”
It doesn‘t mean that you should dress as a superhero for you next job interview.But,next time you are texted in a way that seems impossible, imagine what it woule take to overcome it .Become the person you need to become to win over your challenge and do it in your maind first.So,let your imagination run wild,and dare to dream.
26.What do we know about Tom?
A..He was seriously ill
B.He was a dishonest boy.
C.He was crazy about magic
D.He was Dr.Epstein’s patient
27.What can be inferred about Tom’s mother?
A..She was a rich lady
B.She refused Tom’s request
C.She wanted Tom to be a superhero
D.She wanted to get Tom through the pain
28.When Tom went for the third operation,he .
A.pretended to be painful
B.acted lide a superhero
C.appeared in poor spirits
D.argued with his mother
29.In the last paragraph,you are advised .
A.to go through some difficult tests
B.to wake up from your wild dreams
C.to become a powerful person in your mind
D.to wear expensive clothes for job interviews
30.What is the purpose of the passage?
A.To tell us an interesting story.
B.To help us make right decisions.
C.To advise us to care about children.
D.To encourage us to use our imagination.
Some people think that success is only for those with talent or those who grow up in the right family,and others believe that success mostly comes down to luck.I’m not going to say luck,talent,and circumstances don’t come into play because they do .some people are born into the right family while others are born with great intelligence,and that’sjust the reality of how life is .
However,to succeed in life,one first needs to set a goal and then gradually make it more practical.And,in addition to that,in order to ger really good at something,one needs to spend at least 10,000 hours studying and practicing.To become great at certain things,it’ll require even more time,time that most people won’t put in.
This is a big reason why many successful people advise you to do something you love. If you don’t enjoy what you do ,it is going fo feel like unbearable pain and will likely make you quit well before you ever become good ai it.
When you see people exhibiting some great skills or having achieved great success,you know that they have put in a huge part of their life to get there at a huge cost.It’s sometimes easy to think they got lucky or they were born with some rare talent,but thinking that way does you no good,and there’s a huge chance that you’re wrong anyway.
Whatever you do,if you want to become great at it, you need to work day in and day out,almost to the point of addiction,and over a long period of time.If you’re not willing to put in the time and work,don’t expect to receive any rewards.Consistent, hard work won’t guarantee you the level of success you may want, but it will guarantee that you will become really good at whatever it is you put all that work into.
31. Paragraph 1 mainly talks about ________.
A.the reasons for success
B.the meaning of success
C.the standards of success
D.the importance of success
32. In Paragraph 2,the underlined word that refers to ______.
A.being good at something
B.setting a practical goal
C.putting in more time
D.succeeding in life
33.Successful people suggest doing what one loves because ______.
A.work makes one feel pain
B.one tends to enjoy his work
C.one gives up his work easily
D.it takes a lot of time to succeed
34.What can we infer from Paragraph 4?
A.Successful people like to show their great skills.
B.People sometimes succeed without luck or talent.
C.People need to achieve success at the cost of life.
D.It helps to think that luck or talent leads to success.
35.What is the main theme of the passage?
A.Having a goal is vital to success.
B.Being good is different from being great.
C.One cannot succeed without time and practice.
D.Luck,talent and family help to achieve success.