21. — Would you mind giving me a lift home, Bill?
— ______I'll wait for you at the gate after work.
A. How come? B. By all means. C. Why not? D. Up to you.
22. With children, if you say "no", you have to mean ______.
A. that B. this C. it D. one
23. — We thought he would have got the job.
— What a pity! He ______too nervous when interviewed.
A. was B. had been C. has been D. would have been
24. How can you expect to get ahead in your life ______ you even live to yourself from time to time?
A. though B. until C. before D. when
25. ______the weather, our school sports meet has to be held in the indoor stadium.
A. In view of B. In charge of C. In place of D. In search of
26. The poet ______described the peaceful Rocky Mountain and the beautiful Mississippi River in his newly-published poetry.
A. aggressively B. vividly C. desperately D. controversially
27. According to Darwin's Survival of the Fittest, only those species that were able to ______ the sudden great changes of their living conditions survived.
A. appeal to B. relate to C. adapt to D. contribute to
28. ______her ambition of becoming a professional singer, she has been training very hard since an early age.
A. Realizing B. To realize C. Having realized D. To have realized
29. It takes ______ to talk to others on the team when that might expose some of your own weaknesses or ignorance.
A. energy B. patience C. wisdom D. courage
30. After Tom had finished some paper work, he ______ interviewing the applicants.
A. starts B. had started C. started D. has started
31. Guess what! I came across my primary school science teacher this morning, ______ I have lost touch for almost 20 years.
A. of which B. when C. with whom D. who
32. Every morning I get up at 6:00 because I have two dogs ______ at the door for me to take them out for the routine walk.
A. to wait B. wait C. waited D. waiting
33. The parents didn't tolerate their kids' rudeness at the party, nor ______ themselves to be disobeyed.
A. they allowed B. did they allow C. didn't they allow D. they didn't allow
34. This still leaves the question of ______ local public services should be improved in the next five years.
A. whose B. how C. when D. where
35. — Did you go to the lecture by the visiting professor?
— No. I ______ it, but I've been busy taking care of my grandma in hospital these days.
A. would have attended B. should attend
C. must have attended D. would attend
A wave of recent research has pointed to the risks of over praising a child. And it seems that how to draw a line between too little praise and too much has become a high-pressure _36_ act for parents.
Self-esteem (自尊) serves as a kind of tool to measure how much children feel valued and accepted by 37 . This sensitivity to others' 38 develops because of humans' need for social acceptance, which is considered to be 39 to survival. As early as age 8, children's self-esteem tends to rise and fall in response to feedbacks about 40 peers see them as likable or attractive. 41 , it can also be beneficial for kids to feel bad about themselves occasionally, if they behave in selfish, mean or hurtful ways that might 42 their ability to maintain relationships or hold a job in the future.
In the past, many parents and educators believed that high self-esteem 43 happiness and success, and kids could gain self-esteem simply by getting 44 and awards from their parents, teachers and people around. But recently researchers have found self-esteem doesn't _45 these desired results. Instead, if parents praise their kids 46 , their self-esteem becomes focused on being very smart and being the best and being perfect. Building too much self-esteem of the children can not go as planned, making them feel 47 later on when they hit setbacks (挫折).
According to some experts, it can actually be good for kids to have 48 self-esteem, at least once in a while. And praise can be 49 if it disregards the world outside the home. Children who have a 50 understanding of how they are seen by others tend to get recovered more readily 51 disappointment, depression or the like. The best path is a 52 road, helping children develop a positive but
53 view of themselves in relation to others by praising them for the 54 they invest and behaviors they are able to sustain, like "It's
55 that you're working so hard on your homework. "
36. A. balancing B. crashing C. forcing D. embarrassing
37. A. themselves B. parents C. others D. teachers
38. A. views B. envies C. favors D. blames
39. A. irrelevant B. similar C. important D. sensitive
40. A. when B. whether C. how D. where
41. A. Indeed B. Otherwise C. Therefore D. However
42. A. improve B. damage C. change D. develop
43. A. promised B. delayed C. purchased D. ruined
44. A. support B. help C. challenge D. praise
45. A. settle down B. work out C. give away D. bring about
46. A. rarely B. carefully C. constantly D. casually
47. A. worse B. stronger C. betterD. madder
48. A. high B. much C. low D. little49. A. powerful B. harmful C. grateful D. stressful
50. A. practical B. limited C. basic D. perfect
51. A. with B. to C. about D. from
52. A. straight B. smooth C. middle D. rough
53. A. general B. realistic C. different D. negative
54. A. talent B. time C. money D. effort
55. A. necessary B. awesome C. worthless D. awful