Passage Six


时代英语·高三 2014年5期

One day all the employees of a very famous company reached their office and all saw a big sign on the main door which said this:

“Yesterday, the 1 who has been hindering (阻碍) your growth in this company 2 . We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been 3 in the gym.”

In the beginning, they all got 4 for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they started getting 5 to know who was that person that hindered the 6 of their colleagues and the company itself .

The 7 in the gym was such that security agents were ordered to control the crowd 8 the room. The more people 9 the coffin (棺材), the more the excitement heated up. Everyone 10 , “Who is it that was hindering my progress?”

One by one the intrigued (好奇的) employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside it, they

11 became speechless.

They all got to stand near the 12 , and felt shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their 13 . There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who 14 inside it could see themselves! There was also a sign next to the mirror that 15 :

“There is only one person who is capable of setting 16 to your growth and IT IS YOU!” Your life does not 17 when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your husband or wife changes…

No, your life changes when YOU change, when you 18 beyond your limiting beliefs inside.”

Examine yourself ; watch yourself. Dont be afraid of 19 , impossibilities and losses. Be a winner; build yourself and your reality. Remember, its the way you 20 life itself that makes the difference.

1. A. person B. boss C. employer D. enemy

2. A. died away B. died out C. passed away D. passed out

3. A. protected B. opened C. celebrated D. prepared

4. A. surprised B. sad C. excited D. grateful

5. A. calm B. curious C. conscious D. confused

6. A. development B. width C. faith D. strength

7. A. way B. meaning C. excitement D. disappointment

8. A. within B. off C. beyond D. around

9. A. saw B. brought C. reached D. touched

10. A. doubted B. questioned C. asked D. thought

11. A. carefully B. actually C. suddenly D. finally

12. A. coffin B. person C. death D. room

13. A. mind B. soul C. mouth D. face

14. A. lied B. slept C. died D. looked

15. A. talked B. spoke C. said D. told

16. A. deadlines B. demands C. limits D. lacks

17. A. develop B. cancel C. stop D. change

18. A. go B. walk C. run D. keep

19. A. funerals B. difficulties C. death D. bargains

20. A. obey B. consider C. face D. mind