Marty Dunn first saw Alexandra soon after she arrived in the United States and was put in an orphans’ home. She was four years old but 1_____ no more than three. She was only half the usual weight 2_____ her age. Her upper jaw(上颚)developed 3_____, but the lower one froze her mouth shut.
Three months later, Alex was given an 4_____ on her jaw in a big 5_____ by Marty Dunn himself. The operation was quite a success. After nine 6_____ Alex had a functioning(可活动的)jaw. The next day the little girl was able to open her 7_____. It was really a wonder! For the first time ever, Alex 8____. It lit up the room.
She had never 9_____ a word before. Now she began to learn to speak. She 10____ knew Spanish. Before long, 11_____ words came out freely.
One day in late November 1986, more than two years 12_____ Alex had arrived at the 13_____, the family went to a nearby 14_____. After their meal, Mrs Dunn turned to the little girl.
“Alex,” she said, “you know we all 15____ you. We’d like you to become our 16_____ and to be called Alexandra Dunn. Would you like that?
Alex smiled happily. “Oh, yes, I want that!” Then she 17____ Alexandra Dunn lawfully.
The day that Alex had been 18____ for several years finally arrived in June the year before last. For the first time in her young life, Alex had a full set of 19_____. She looked at her parents and said, “I’m the 20_____ girl in the world!”
1. A. seemed B. pretended C. looked D. remained
2. A. with B. for C. by D. at
3. A. poorly B. normally C. rapidly D. slowly
4. A. eyes B. examination C. experiment D. operation
5. A. hospital B. room C. orphans’ home D. day
6. A. days B. hours C. weeks D. months
7. A. mouth B. eyes C. arms D. jaws
8. A. spoke B. cried C. smiled D. ate
9. A. known B. spoken C. learned D. written
10.A. obviously B. really C. still D. already
11.A. French B. English C. Russian D. Italian
12.A. after B. before C. since D. ago
13.A. Dunns’ B. hospital C. orphans’ home D. country
14.A. park B. zoo C. restaurant D. church
15.A. love B. save C. help D. need
16.A. assistant B. daughter C. patient D. pupil
17.A. proved B. called C. stayed D. became
18.A. passing B. looking C. waiting D. spending
19.A. teeth B. jaws C. parents D. eyeglasses
20.A. loveliest B. luckiest C. proudest D. loneliest