A secret plan 秘密计划


疯狂英语·读写版 2020年10期



1. teal /til/ n. 蓝绿色

2. disparaging /dsprd/ adj. 轻蔑的;毁谤的

Michael Todd wore the same clothes every day for the first three weeks of school. When the other kids began to 1.(predict/notice) that he was wearing the same black pants and blue, teal, and gray longsleeved shirt day after day, Todd, a freshman at Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School in Memphis, became the target of laughter. But there was little Todd could do. His mother simply couldnt 2. to buy him new clothes.

Two of the 3. piling on were Antwan Garrett and Kristopher Graham, a pair of freshman football players. But over time, they realized that their disparaging words felt like bullying and seemed to be slowly destroying Todds 4.

(spirit/dream). “I felt like I needed to do something,” Graham said. So he and Garrett created a plan secretly. They went home and hunted through their own drawers and closets. The next day at school, they met Todd at their third period class and asked him to come into the hall. Todd was understandably 5. (crazy/worried) about being called out by the larger boys.

“He wasnt smiling, and I was like, ‘I think this is going to make you smile,” Graham said. “I told him, ‘Were in the same third period, and I 6.(long/apologize) for laughing at you, and I want to give something to you to make it up.” He then 7.(handed/sent) Todd a large and heavy bag. Inside the bag were clean shirts and shorts, plus a brandnew pair of sneakers. Todd was blown away. “I was very happy and completely shocked.” And Todd got much more than a new 8.(shirt/wardrobe). He no longer sits alone at lunch. Now he eats with his new friends, Garrett and Graham. “Ive been bullied in my entire life,” Todd said. Reflecting on the day Garrett and Graham called him into the hall, he added, “It was the best day of my entire life, basically.”

Fill in each blank with only one word or select the right items given in the bracket according to the context.

Difficult sentences

1. Inside the bag were clean shirts and shorts, plus a brandnew pair of sneakers.



2. Todd was blown away.


【点石成金】blow away在该句中意为“使某人很高兴”。


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