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 had finished the trip I was an experienced traveler. And ever since, I have never hesitated to head for even the most remote of places, without guides or even 53 advanced bookings, confident that somehow I will manage.
The point is that the new, the different, is almost by definition 54 scary, but each time you try something, you learn. And as the learning plies up, the world opens to you.
I’ve learned to ski at 40, and flown up the Rhine River in a 55 balloon. And I know I’ll go to doing such things. It’s not because I’m braver or more daring than others. I’m not. But I’ll accept anxiety as another name for challenge and I believe I can 56 accomplish wonders.
A accomplish B advanced C balloon D claim E constantly
F declare G interviews H limited I manufacture J moments
K news L reduced M regret N scary O totally
As war spreads to many comers of the globe, children sadly have been drawn into the center of conflicts. In Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Colombia, however, groups of children have been taking part in peace education 47 projects.The children, after learning to resolve conflicts, took on the 48 role of peacemakers. The Children’s Movement for peacemakers was even nominated(提名) for the Nobel peace prize in 1998. Groups of children 49 acting as peacemakers studied human rights an poverty issues in Colombia, eventually forming a group with five other schools in Bogota known a The Schools of Peace.
The classroom 50 offers opportunities for children to replace angry, violent behaviors with 51cooperative, peaceful ones. It is in the classroom that caring and respect for each person empowers children to take a step 52 forward toward becoming peacemakers. Fortunately, educators have access to many online resources that are 53 especially useful when helping children along the path to peace. The Young Peacemakers Club, started in 1992, provides a Website with resources for teachers and 54 information on starting a Kindness Campaign. The World Centers of Compassion for Children International call attention to children’s rights and how to help the 55 victims of war. Starting a Peacemakers’ Club is a praiseworthy venture for a class and one that could spread to other classrooms and ideally affect the culture of the 56 entire school.
A) acting B) assuming C) comprehensive D) cooperative E) entire
F) especially G) forward H) images I) information J) offers
K) projects L) respectively M) role N) technology O) victims