时代英语·高一 2016年5期


Born in 1963 in Sierra Visa, Arizona, USA, Jessica learned to live her life with her feet. Born without arms, she faced many 1

There were many questions at the time about whether Jessica would be able to live a “ 1 ” life. However, Jessicas father said he 3 had a tear about her birth condition. He had full confidence in her potential (潜能).

With the 4 of her parents and family, Jessica became confident in herself as an adult and continued to explore the world with her 5 .

As a child, Jessica studied dance in her hometown. When her first 6 arrived, she asked to be put in the back row. Her dance teacher told her there was no 7 row.

Tentatively she took the stage with the other students and performed as usual. When she 8 , the applause (掌声) from the audience gave her encouragement and 9 to continue dancing for 14 years. 10 , Jessica earned her first Black Belt in the International Taekwondo Federation at the age of 14.

After 11 from high school, Jessiea attended the University of Arizona 12 she earned a bachelors degree in psychology (心理学). When talking about her degree, she frequently 13 that psychology trusts the way people think which has a greater 14 on their lives than a physical limitation.

Jessicas most famous achievement was learning how to

15 . It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to 16 the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She 17 the Guinness World Record 18

being the first person proving to fly an airplane with only her feet.

Jessica now 19 a motivational speaker. She travels the world sharing her story and 20 people to be creative.

1. A. challenges B. arguments C. advantages D. influences

2. A. unique B. special C. normal D. unusual

3. A. always B. never C. seldom D. sometimes

4. A. promise B. understanding

C. agreement D. problem

5. A. arms B. feet C. hands D. eyes

6. A. performance B. behavior C. exhibition D. appearance

7. A. back B. front C. behind D. middle

8. A. moved B. continuted C. finished D. showed

9. A. sympathy B. sorrow C. doubt D. confidence

10. A. Unfortunately B. Delightedly

C. Disappointedly D. Hopefully

11. A. admitting B. entering C. graduating D. settling

12. A. which B. when C. what D. where

13. A. dreamed B. discussed C. explained D. refused

14. A. symbol B. favor C. evidence D. effect


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