My son Joey was born with club feet. The doctors said that with treatment he would be able to walk, but would never run very well. The first three years of his life was ___1___ in hospital. By the time he was eight, you wouldn't know he has a problem when you saw him ___2___.
Children in our neighborhood always ran around ___3___ their play, and Joey would jump and ran and play, ___4___. We never told him that he probably wouldn't be ___5___ to run like the other children. So he didn't know.
In ___6___ grade he decided to join the school running team. Every day he trained. He ran more than any of the others, ___7___ only the top seven runners would be chosen to run for the ___8___. We didn't tell him he probably would never make the team, so he didn't know.
He ran four to five mile every day-even when he had a fever. I was ___9___, so I went to ___10___ him after school. I found him running ___11___. I asked him how he felt. "Okay," he said. He has two more miles to go. Yet he looked straight ahead and kept ___12___.
Two weeks later, the names of the team ___13___ were out. Joey was number six on the list. Joey had ___14___ the team. He was in seventh grade - the other six team members were all eighth graders. We never told him he couldn't do it … so he didn't know. He just ___15___ it.
1. A. spent B. taken C. cost D. paid
2. A. talk B. sit C. study D. walk
3. A. after B. before C. during D. till
4. A. either B. too C. though D. yet
5. A. able B. sorry C. glad D. afraid
6. A. sixth B. seventh C. eighth D. ninth
7. A. so B. if C. then D. because
8. A. neighborhood B. family C. school D. grade
9. A. excited B. tired C. pleased D. worried
10. A. think about B. hear from C. agree with D. look for
11. A. alone B. away C. almost D. already
12. A. riding B. walking C. playing D. running
13. A. jumpers B. runners C. doctors D. teachers
14. A. got B. kept C. made D. found
15. A. did B. had C. left D. took