第二节 完形填空 （共20小题，每小题1.5分，共30分）
For most people, graduation is an exciting day, but my graduation day was not.
I remember that weekend two years ago. Family and friends had flown in from across the country to 36 the celebration. But just like everyone else in my class, I had watched the 37 turn from bad to worse in my senior year. Almost all of us graduates had degrees, but very uncertain 38 .
The weeks ahead weren’t 39 . I knew my small university town couldn’t offer me any opportunities, 40 I packed up my car and drove to Southern California to find work. But what I thought would take a 41 dragged into two, and then four, and 100 job applications later, I found myself in the exact same 42 as I was before.
You know that feeling when you wake up in 43 ? That feeling became a constant in my life. Days felt like weeks, weeks like months, and those many months felt like everlasting 44 . And the most annoying part was no matter how much I tried, I just couldn’t seem to make any 45 .
So what did I do to keep my good sense? I decided to 46 . Something about putting words on a page made everything seem a little clearer — a little brighter. Something about writing gave me 47 . And if you want something 48 enough, sometimes a little hope is all you 49 !
I put my thoughts into a children’s book. Beyond the River was the story of an unlikely hero, a little fish, who 50 to give up his dream.
And then one day, without any sort of writing degree or contacts in the writing world — just a lot of hard work and determination —I was offered a 51 contract for my first book! After that, things slowly began to fall into 52 . I was offered a second book deal. Then, a few months later, I got an interview with the Walt Disney Company and was 53 shortly after.
Don’t give up. Even if things look 54 now, don’t give up. If you work hard, things will always get better. Often times our dreams lie in wait just a little further upstream ... all we need is the 55 to push beyond the river.
【小题1】A. hold B. attend C. prepare D. enjoy
【小题2】 A. environment B. climate C. opportunity D. economy
【小题3】A. choice B. danger C. desire D. future
【小题4】A. quiet B. busy C. easy D. short
【小题5】 A. so B. but C. for D. or
【小题6】 A. day B. week C. month D. year
【小题7】A. town B. direction C. situation D. habit
【小题8】 A. surprise B. delight C. peace D. fear
【小题9】A. pain B. complaint C. love D. glory
【小题10】A. appointment B. progress C. commitment D. decision
【小题11】A. read B. think C. write D. paint
【小题12】 A. hope B. wisdom C. pleasure D. inspiration
【小题13】A. hardly B. badly C. easily D. well
【小题14】A. lack B. find C. bury D. need
【小题15】 A. refused B. managed C. failed D. decided
【小题16】A. writing B. translating C. publishing D. reviewing
【小题17】A. ruin B. place C. pieces D. despair
【小题18】A. rewarded B. paid C. hired D. fired
【小题19】A. different B. unimportant C. strange D. tough
【小题20】A. courage B. chance C. time D. dream
【小题6】考查名词： A. day日子，B. week 星期，C. month月份，D. year年，从前面的The weeks ahead可知选B
【小题16】考查动词：A. writing 写，B. translating翻译，C. publishing出版，D. reviewing复习，从后面的句子;I was offered a second
【小题17】考查名词：A. Ruin毁坏，废墟，B. place 地方， C. Pieces碎片，D. Despair绝望，fall into piece变得有条不紊，开始有头绪，和
后面的I was offered a second book deal. Then, a few months later, I got an interview with the Walt Disney一致，选B
【小题18】考查动词：A. rewarded回报，B. paid 付钱，C. hired雇佣，D. fired解雇，前面是I got an interview with the Walt Disney
【小题19】考查形容词：A. different不同的，B. unimportant不重要的，C. strange奇怪的，D. Tough困难的，即使情况现在看起来困难，
【小题20】考查名词： A. courage勇气，B. chance机会，C. time时间，D. dream梦想，我们需要的是游到河对面的勇气，选A