A bookless life is an incomplete life. Books influence the depth and breadth of life. They meet the natural 47 desire for freedom, for expression, for creativity and beauty of life. Learners, therefore, must have books, and the right type of book, for the satisfaction of their need. Readers turn 48 naturally to books because their curiosity concerning all manners of things, their eagerness to share in the experiences of others and their need to 49 escape from their own limited environment lead them to find in books food for the mind and the spirit. Through their reading they find a deeper significance to life as books acquaint them with life in the world as it was and it is now. They are presented with a 50 diversity of human experiences and come to 51 respect other ways of thought and living. And while 52 establishing their own relationships and responses to life, the readers often find that the 53 characters in their stories are going through similar adjustments, which help to clarify and give significance to their own.
Books provide 54 abundant material for readers’ imagination to grow. Imagination is a valuable quality and a motivating power, and stimulates achievement. While enriching their imagination, books 55 widen their outlook, develop a fact-finding attitude and train them to use leisure 56 properly. The social and educational significance of the readers’ books cannot be overestimated in an academic library.
A) Abundant B) Characters C) Communicating D) Completely E) Derive
F) Desire G) Diversity H) Escape I) Establishing J) Narrow
K) Naturally L) Personnel M) Properly N) Respect O) Widen
Some years ago I was offered a writing assignment that would require three months of travel through Europe. I had been abroad a couple of times, but I could hardly 47 claim to know my way around the continent. Moreover, my knowledge of foreign languages was 48 limited to a little college French.
I hesitated. How would I, unable to speak the language, 49 totally unfamiliar with local geography or transportation systems, set up 50 interviews and do research? It seemed impossible, and with considerable 51 news I sat down to write a letter begging off. Halfway through, a thought ran through my mind: you can’t learn if you don’t try. So I accepted the assignment.
There were some bad 52 moments. But by the time I