“I can't believe what I'm hearing!” I thought to myself. Jeff was the last candidate (候選人) for president of Students’ Union. My best friend Tony came to me and said, “I'm __16__, Mike. I really thought you should be 17 .”
Later that day, I happened to pass Jeff in the dining room. I offered him a polite “ 18 ” and walked to my usual table. To my surprise, Jeff put his plate beside mine.
“I'm, er-I'm just wondering __19__ you would…consider coming to work on my team,” he said __20__ . “You are really smart, and you would be a great manager.”
“I don't think so,” I replied, feeling __21__.
“Well, if you change your mind, we are meeting tomorrow,” he said before moving to __22__ table.
All that night, I thought about the offer from Jeff. Maybe being a part of the election process (選舉過程) would give me a chance to make important changes at our school. I __23__ to join them.
My first goal was to 24 an attractive advertisement. Within a few days, we designed a 25 with Jeff's pictures showing him in a number of activities. No one could walk through any hallway without passing Jeff's smiling face.
My next step was to 26 which new activities students would like to have at our school. Many of them wanted a chess club and a volleyball team. With the information I had collected, Jeff met with the headmaster. The headmaster 27 to add these activities to our school program.
With my help, Jeff and our ideas were well received at school.
An eighth grader said, “It'll be like attending a new school with Jeff as president.”
Hearing these words made my heart filled with 28 . I had wanted to become president of Student Council to make a difference. I achieved that and more by working as a member of Jeff's team. He became the most popular candidate and I was a large part of his 29 . The fact that it has made a(n) 30 in other people's lives is the real prize. What a great feeling!
16. A. lucky B. happy C. sorry D. angry
17. A. heard B. chosen C. invited D. followed
18. A. Good luck B. congratulations C. see you D. help yourself
19. A. how B. if C. when D. that
20. A. proudly B. quickly C. nervously D. shyly
21. A. unhappy B. uncertain C. unnecessary D. unfair
22. A. other B. the other C. another D. others
23. A. tried B. refused C. failed D. decided
24. A. print B. invent C. create D. copy
25. A. poster B. project C. programme D. perfomance
26. A. make sure B. look up C. work on D. find out
27. A. agreed B. offered C. expected D. managed
28. A. pride B. courage C. kindness D. hope
29. A. dream B. future C. life D. success
30. A. difference B. progress C. mistake D. effort
16-20 CBBBC 21-25 BCDCA 26-30 DAADA
The famous director(導演)of big and expensive film decided to film a beautiful sunset 1 the sea, so that people could see the man and woman players in front of 2 at the end of the film as they said goodbye to each other. He 3 a group of men out one evening to film the sunset for him.
The next morning he said to the men, “Have you 4 the sunset for me?”
“No, sir,” one man answered, “We’re on the 5 coast(海岸線) here, and the sun sets in the west. We can get you a sunrise, but not a sunset.”
“But I want a sunset!” the director said 6 . “Go to the airport, take the next 7 to the west coast, and get one.”
But then one of them had an idea. “Why don’t we film a sunrise and then put it 8 the projector(放映機)backwards? Then it’ll 9 a sunset.”
“That’s a 10 idea!” the director said. Then he 11 to the other men and said, “Tomorrow morning I want you to get me a beautiful sunrise.”
The group of men went out early the next morning and filmed a bright sunrise. Then at nine o’clock they 12 it to the director. “Here it is, sir,” they said, and showed it to him. He liked it very much.
They all went into the studio(攝影棚). “All right,” the director said, “Now our players are going to say goodbye. Run the film backwards through the projector so that we can 13 the ‘sunset’ behind them.”
The “sunset” began, 14 after a quarter of a minute, the director suddenly put his face in his hands and shouted to the men to stop.
The birds in the film were flying backwards, and the waves on the sea were 15 the beach.
( )1.A. from B. in C. over D. off
( )2.A. them B. it C. the sea D. the director
( )3.A. called B. found C. told D. sent
( )4.A. brought B. chosen C. got D. made
( )5.A. east B. west C. south D. north
( )6.A. worriedly B. angrily C. friendly D. sadly
( )7.A. train B. taxi C. ship D. flight
( )8.A. onto B. inside C. through D. under
( )9.A. feel like B. look like C. become D. change
( )10.A. modern B. strange C. common D. wonderful
( )11.A. listened B. hurried C. turned D. rushed
( )12.A. posted B. took C. left D. moved
( )13.A. see B. try C. push D. feel
( )14.A. and B. but C. then D. so
( )15.A. coming up to B. catching up with C. going away from D. getting close to