It was just after sunrise on an August morning. Ivan， a florist， who was busy in his flower shop flowers for three young girls. They are the of the “Leaving Smiles in UK”， a of leaving bunches of blooms in public places for to find. Ivan is donating 50 bunches of flowers each week to volunteers through social media， who then leave them in places with a card saying “Please me”. Smiles could be seen on the faces of the three girls who had already taken part in the program. Strangers once—now through the campaign’s hashtag （主题标签） on Instagram. One of the girls said， “Lovely！ I’m going to take this beautiful bunch of flowers and it for a stranger somewhere and see if we can spread a today.”
During the epidemic lockdown （疫情封闭） when everyone’s been a bit and they can’t see their friends or families， it’s important to be able to help people go through the . So a gift of flowers is to lift people’s spirits and change their day in a way. It is hoped that people who flowers might be to carry out a random act of kindness of their own.
After stepping out of the flower shop， I noticed some left on the bench of a park. A few people came to look at the bouquet （花束） before some children figured it out and got up the to take the flowers to Mom. Perhaps this isn’t the first program to encourage towards strangers， but in these socially distant times， it’s bringing people just that little bit .
1. A. buying B. drawing C. packing D. growing
2. A. customers B. volunteers C. donators D. employers
3. A. program B. lesson C. trick D. research
4. A. lovers B. teenagers C. strangers D. visitors
5. A. certain B. crowded C. restricted D. random
6. A. take B. forgive C. protect D. appreciate
7. A. admitted B. connected C. discovered D. changed
8. A. prepare B. decorate C. leave D. spare
9. A. smile B. fortune C. greeting D. business
10. A. excited B. grateful C. surprised D. depressed
11. A. movement B. failure C. danger D. hardship
12. A. asked B. designed C. contributed D. permitted
13. A. common B. casual C. positive D. cheap
14. A. distribute B. receive C. make D. sell
15. A. inspired B. ordered C. reminded D. forced
16. A. gifts B. flowers C. cards D. money
17. A. constantly B. suddenly C. actually D. eventually
18. A. courage B. interest C. mercy D. curiosity
19. A. friendliness B. willingness C. kindness D. politeness
20. A. happier B. braver C. smarter D. closer
Not many 17-year-old girls know how to solder （焊） copper pipes together or light a pilot light. These are I’ve learned as an assistant to my in his plumbing （管道） business.
My summer job deals with that constantly cause physical and mental discomfort， and the work an attitude of determination and patience that I frequently struggle to adopt. Each morning， I myself into large-thick men’s jeans most girls would ; to wear and climb into the plumber truck. As my classmates begin their ， babysitting or selling groceries， my dad and I carry toolboxes and work in the dark basements. I often get in messy storage boxes looking for the water meter. Nothing around is beautiful or tidy.
Sometimes I why I stand the dust and sweat when I could be in my air-conditioned house doing summer homework. Yet as much as I the mess of plumbing， I look down upon myself for being so easily annoyed by disorder. ， the world was built by people willing to get their hands .
Five such summers have me that the messy parts of people’s houses the messy parts of their lives. As I learn to the mess， I also learn to handle the and contradictions in my adolescence. Life is a process of accepting and learning to put it in order. Plumbing work is no different. You can see it in each newly soldered group of copper pipes. And when customers express ， I understand that， in a small way， we bring to their lives.
1. A. manners B. skills C. facts D. rules
2. A. brother B. dad C. teacher D. friend
3. A. messes B. commands C. noises D. exercises
4. A. offers B. develops C. demands D. lacks
5. A. wrestle B. lower C. squeeze D. hide
6. A. need B. adapt C. refuse D. choose
7. A. shifts B. studies C. meetings D. travels
8. A. fancy B. tidy C. expensive D. heavy
9. A. injured B. absorbed C. lost D. interested
10. A. know B. question C. imagine D. remember
11. A. see B. clean C. hate D. create
12. A. Or rather B. At least C. After all D. In addition
13. A. full B. dirty C. firm D. free
14. A. taught B. promised C. advised D. guaranteed
15. A. examine B. divide C. reduce D. reflect
16. A. sort out B. care about C. hunt for D. give up
17. A. arrangements B. uncertainties C. competitions D. expectations
18. A. failure B. help C. change D. chaos
19. A. sympathy B. concern C. disapproval D. appreciation
20. A. peace B. success C. wonder D. order
Sandra was a businesswoman in Orlando. Approaching her 50th birthday， she decided to her love of cats and her work experience to start the Orlando Cat Cafe.
As a lifelong cat fan， Sandra’s main goal in opening the cafe was to help cats up for adoption with proper pet parents. What she didn’t at the time was that her cafe would help human visitors as much as the cats！
“The most thing in the cafe is that they always have new cats and cats need socialization， so both sides ！” says Laurie， who is one guest. She， like many other cat lovers， who have pets at home because of allergies （過敏反应） in the family， often comes to the cafe to experience the benefits of with cute animals whenever she likes.
Plus， Sandra’s cat-adoption aren’t the only charitable initiative happening at the cafe！ The coffee and food on sale for are made by Axum Coffee， a company that was also started to others. Axum is a city in Ethiopia where fresh water is and even poverty is widely visible. In fact， the coffee and food are sold at a low price at the cafe， some of whose go to the people of Axum， Ethiopia， to help improve their of life.
“My cafe and Axum Coffee have a（n） mission to reach out to others. We hit it off and became partners，” says Sandra.
Maybe the next time you visit Orlando， you’ll Sandra’s cafe， and hit it off with one of the cats up for ！ Adoption specialists are always on-site to help match the personalities of potential with those of the cats in the play area. And it ！ More than 80 cats have been adopted since Sandra her business in 2016.
1. A. compare B. combine C. collect D. clarify
2. A. match B. pick C. hold D. wake
3. A. manage B. understand C. realize D. expand
4. A. controversial B. awkward C. optional D. wonderful
5. A. disapprove B. win C. compromise D. grow
6. A. careless B. generous C. mysterious D. regular
7. A. unlikely B. occasionally C. permanently D. merely
8. A. playing B. competing C. reasoning D. sharing
9. A. influences B. efforts C. difficulties D. reasons
10. A. lovers B. parents C. visitors D. cats
11. A. help B. educate C. reward D. protect
12. A. available B. widespread C. lacking D. accessible
13. A. spirits B. costs C. resources D. profits
14. A. quality B. ability C. stages D. theories
15. A. ordinary B. special C. similar D. debatable
16. A. clean up B. seek out C. set up D. point out
17. A. trade B. discussion C. check D. adoption
18. A. founders B. experts C. owners D. pets
19. A. ends B. fails C. appears D. works
20. A. developed B. ran C. reduced D. switched
I believe in miracles because I’ve seen so many of them.
One day， a patient was referred to me who was one hundred and two years old. “There’s a in my upper jaw，” she said. “I told my own dentist it’s nothing， but he I come to see you.”
Her eighty-year-old son accompanied her. He wanted to something， but she stopped him. She wanted to tell everything herself. I found a large cancer that over much of the roof of her mouth. A careful examination later that it was a particularly bad sort of cancer.
During her next appointment， I explained to her the of the problem. She clasped my hand in hers and said， “I know you’re about me， but I’m just fine.”
I thought otherwise. After considerable on my part， and kindness on her part because she wanted to me， she agreed to have me refer her to a cancer surgeon. She saw him， but as I ， declined the treatment.
About six months later she returned to my office， still energetic and .
“How are you？” I asked.
“I’m just fine， honey，” she in high spirits.
Surprised to see her at all， I answered ， “Let me take a look in your mouth and we’ll see about it.”
I couldn’t believe my eyes. The cancer that had nearly the entire roof of her mouth was gone—only one small area of redness .
I had of such things happening， but had never seen them with my own eyes. That was my first . Since then I’ve seen many others， because they keep getting to see. In fact， miracles are daily events for me now. And people are miracle， for through them we have a to know ourselves and to the miracles of one another.
Since my first miracle， I’ve come to understand that the time and place for a miracle is wherever we choose to find it.
1. A. cut B. pain C. wound D. cancer
2. A. declared B. admitted C. promised D. insisted
3. A. give B. take C. add D. offer
4. A. spread B. came C. turned D. left
5. A. confirmed B. explained C. reminded D. meant
6. A. possibility B. importance C. seriousness D. result
7. A. curious B. sure C. worried D. sorry
8. A. action B. support C. approval D. effort
9. A. persuade B. please C. encourage D. astonish
10. A. predicted B. planned C. wanted D. knew
11. A. healthy B. independent C. optimistic D. strong
12. A. continued B. responded C. laughed D. greeted
13. A. eagerly B. confusedly C. patiently D. confidently
14. A. covered B. reached C. controlled D. filled
15. A. cured B. appeared C. expanded D. remained
16. A. thought B. dreamt C. talked D. read
17. A. case B. treatment C. miracle D. lesson
18. A. easier B. better C. happier D. closer
19. A. time B. chance C. wish D. duty
20. A. hear B. make C. keep D. see
I had a habit of skipping to the last page of a book. I just wanted to see how it 1 while I was still in the middle of it. This habit 2 first my mom， then my friends， and 3 even my own daughter. Often my 4 wouldn’t be limited just to the books I read but also to what others were 5 as well. Then one day my daughter told me in anger， “Dad， please just read a book one 6 at a time like everyone else！”
At times I didn’t 7 this bad habit to just reading books either. I also tried to skip ahead in my own life and 8 out what to do months or even years from now instead of 9 each day at present. Although I knew that the book of my 10 wasn’t done yet and that I had many pages 11 to go， I still couldn’t 12 my burning desire to write the ending of it halfway through. Time and time again， I would 13 jump ahead and try to solve every potential problem before it happened. Life， however， doesn’t work like that. It loves to 14 us， and you never know what new problems， changes， or opportunities each 15 day will bring about.
Recently when I found myself living in the 16 again， I felt a voice that gently told me I needed to “ 17 one day at a time”. When I heard those words， I 18 ， turned the book of my life to the 19 page， and thanked God for today.
Each of us has to 20 the book of life line by line， moment by moment and trust that our story will be brought to its perfect end.
1. A. happened B. developed C. ended D. appeared
2. A. confused B. annoyed C. scared D. interested
3. A. usually B. obviously C. accidentally D. finally
4. A. impatience B. misunderstanding C. disappointment D. disagreement
5. A. talking B. reading C. thinking D. watching
6. A. page B. copy C. chapter D. edition
7. A. contribute B. devote C. apply D. limit
8. A. pick B. figure C. give D. turn
9. A. learning B. skipping C. enjoying D. praying
10. A. life B. plan C. work D. study
11. A. forgotten B. left C. kept D. designed
12. A. follow B. stand C. control D. comment
13. A. consciously B. strangely C. foolishly D. quietly
14. A. surprise B. cheat C. betray D. frighten
15. A. ordinary B. new C. important D. long
16. A. present B. future C. memory D. dream
17. A. choose B. remember C. correct D. live
18. A. regretted B. cried C. hesitated D. smiled
19. A. last B. hopeful C. colorful D. right
20. A. write B. review C. explain D. describe
In recent weeks customers have been queuing at Donut City， starting at 4：30 am， to buy dozens of doughnuts （甜甜圈）. Customers say the doughnuts are 1 . But the taste is not the reason why they’ve been waiting in 2 to buy them.
It started a few weeks ago， when customers started noticing that something was 3 .
Every day for the past 28 years， the friendly husband-and-wife 4 of Donut City—Stella and John Chhan—have stood behind the counter selling doughnuts. But then one day， Stella Chhan wasn’t there.
When customers enquired， John Chhan， 62， told them Stella had fallen ill and was 5 in a nursing home. He would visit his wife once all the doughnuts were 6 .
Dawn Caviola， a 7 of Donut City， thought if 8 people would buy a dozen doughnuts every morning， John Chhan could close early and go to 9 his wife.
After Caviola posted the 10 on the neighborhood message board， neighbors and fans responded in a positive way. They started 11 up in the dark， ordering dozens of doughnuts.
Jenee Rogers has been a 12 Donut City customer for the past 20 years. She saw a local news story about the 13 to help the Chhans， which included trying to set up a GoFundMe page to 14 money to help the Chhans， but they 15 the offer. Rogers said she and all of her friends started to spread the word to go to the shop 16 and buy doughnuts.
When Stella Chhan 17 fell ill a few weeks ago， John Chhan said， she couldn’t speak and had trouble 18 . Now she’s talking some and can sit down on her own and she is getting better and better.
In a phone interview， John Chhan expressed how thankful he is to his 19 customers.
“I 20 it，” he said. “I just can’t say enough thank you and thank you.”
1. A. cheap B. delicious C. smelly D. juicy
2. A. line B. exchange C. panic D. return
3. A. astonishing B. interesting C. awkward D. wrong
4. A. customers B. neighbors C. owners D. waiters
5. A. sleeping B. volunteering C. recovering D. living
6. A. taken out B. sold out C. called off D. put off
7. A. worker B. citizen C. reporter D. fan
8. A. most B. enough C. thoughtful D. warm-hearted
9. A. accompany B. examine C. encourage D. comfort
10. A. choice B. activity C. idea D. advertisement
11. A. turning B. looking C. checking D. making
12. A. modest B. regular C. responsible D. strict
13. A. command B. wish C. effort D. routine
14. A. raise B. earn C. save D. borrow
15. A. accepted B. liked C. shared D. declined
16. A. early B. purposely C. directly D. frequently
17. A. eventually B. initially C. occasionally D. gradually
18. A. listening B. watching C. tasting D. moving
19. A. honest B. gentle C. polite D. considerate
20. A. regret B. desire C. appreciate D. deserve
Allen decided to leave home city and make a living by himself because his family was too poor. Before leaving， he told his father， “I want to learn the 1 performance.”
His father was 2 with his answer， “What？ No， you can’t do that. A circus is the place for clowns in many people’s eyes. Our family will be 3 of you.”
But Allen 4 ， “Our family is so poor now. Which is more important to you， 5 or food？ I will give you some money every month from the circus. It probably will be a huge 6 .” His father was very 7 ， “If you go there， somebody will know about it very soon and I’ll be very 8 .”
After 9 difficulties， Allen finally found a circus and 10 the owner to let him stay. He worked very hard studying magic and lived with animals. Every month， his parents would get a 11 from him. But they never knew his address. They knew the money was from Allen but when people asked them about Allen’s 12 ， they never told them the truth. Later， his parents received 13 money from him.
Then， a magician named Allert became very famous in the whole world. Everyone thought 14 of his performance. One day， Allen’s father went to visit a relative in another 15 . The relative paid a lot for tickets of the magician’s show. Allen’s father went to the show. During the show， Allen’s father was totally 16 by the magician’s tricks. When the magician took off his 17 ， the father found Albert was his son， Allen.
Allen recognized his father. His father 18 him， “Why did you change your name？”
“Because you said you would be embarrassed for me.”
“But 19 will know the famous magician is my son Allen.”
Every good thing comes at a 20 . You can’t have them all without giving up something.
1. A. music B. theater C. circus D. dance
2. A. satisfied B. unhappy C. curious D. hopeful
3. A. guilty B. proud C. tired D. ashamed
4. A. insisted B. demanded C. added D. thought
5. A. dignity B. honesty C. love D. money
6. A. career B. success C. fortune D. performance
7. A. amazing B. stubborn C. understanding D. confused
8. A. embarrassed B. disappointed C. annoyed D. frightened
9. A. leaving out B. ending up C. getting into D. going through
10. A. forced B. convinced C. promised D. expected
11. A. letter B. photo C. check D. card
12. A. job B. study C. address D. boss
13. A. less B. more C. none D. little
14. A. badly B. sadly C. highly D. sincerely
15. A. village B. city C. community D. country
16. A. affected B. puzzled C. pleased D. impressed
17. A. jacket B. glasses C. mask D. gloves
18. A. hugged B. praised C. thanked D. blamed
19. A. nobody B. everybody C. somebody D. anybody
20. A. reason B. point C. reward D. price
After typhoon， I went to the disaster-stricken area to look after rescued animals. There I met Lucy， another 1 .
Lucy operates an animal 2 center. When I came to her website， I 3 a picture of Victor， a dog. I asked Lucy about Victor. She told me that she rescued Victor from a 4 man who’d thrown him around and put him into a tiny box. Victor had 5 on Lucy’s lap for several hours while she assured him he was safe and 6 to find him a loving home.
I decided to 7 Victor. I renamed him “Chase” for his 8 for chasing everything. Months later， Chase’s love for people and his 9 nature led us to earn a therapy-dog certification （治療犬证书） and start a 10 program at the local 11 .
Kids read out to Chase to 12 their skills. Sometimes， even a kid who is 13 with reading will be comfortable doing so to a dog.
One little girl jumped up and down when she saw Chase entering the library. Her joyful enthusiasm made me 14 . When Chase greeted her with a 15 ， she clapped and said， “Look， Mommy， he’s bowing！” Chase gave her his undivided 16 while she read him a story. When her time was up， she signed up to read again.
I’m 17 for everything about Chase that made this girl jump so happily. I hadn’t 18 him to bow; he’d bowed naturally. I’d known the library visits would be about helping kids learn to read. But I hadn’t realized what a 19 builder those visits would be for kids who were shy or didn’t fit in. Chase was also a wonderful ambassador （形象大使） for dogs—teaching kids to be loving and 20 to animals.
1. A. journalist B. teacher C. doctor D. volunteer
2. A. health B. rescue C. treatment D. recovery
3. A. studied B. took C. viewed D. drew
4. A. noble-minded B. warm-hearted C. bad-tempered D. near-sighted
5. A. trembled B. depended C. slept D. barked
6. A. promised B. managed C. failed D. pretended
7. A. support B. adopt C. accompany D. meet
8. A. hope B. talent C. desire D. passion
9. A. gentle B. restless C. competitive D. ambitious
10. A. writing B. comforting C. reading D. learning
11. A. library B. school C. hospital D. nursery
12. A. discover B. examine C. challenge D. practice
13. A. arguing B. dealing C. struggling D. working
14. A. weep B. smile C. think D. stay
15. A. bow B. kiss C. wave D. shake
16. A. benefit B. interest C. affection D. attention
17. A. careful B. regretful C. grateful D. pitiful
18. A. asked B. trained C. invited D. wanted
19. A. experience B. confidence C. appreciation D. fortune
20. A. honest B. familiar C. loyal D. caring