My Stay in New York After graduation from university, I had been unable to secure a permanent job in my small town. So I decided to leave home for New York, ____25____
I might have a better chance to find a good job. ____26____ (earn) some money to pay the daily expenses, I started work in a local cafe aas a waiter. I believed that ___27____ ________ _______ I was offered a good position, I would resign at once. Over time, the high cost of living became a little burden on my already ____28 (exhaust) shoulders. On the other hand, my search for a respectable job had not met with much success. As I had studied literature at university, I found it quite difficult to secure a suitable job in big companies. Mother had said that ____29___ I wanted to have a better career advancement, I had to find work in the city. Perhaps, ___30___ my mother had told me was deeply rooted in my mind. I just did as she had expected. Soon I had lived in the city for over six months but I still did not like it. Apparently, I had difficulty ___31____ (adapt) myself to life in the city, let alone finding a job to my delight. After nine months of frustration, I eventually decided to go back to my small town. Not until I returned ___32____ I realise that a quiet town life was the best for me. The giant vending machine（自动售货机）is a new village shop Villagers have long been used to facing a drive when they run out of basic supplies. However, help is now nearer at hand in the form of the country?s first automatic push-button shop. Now residents in the Derbyshire village of Clifton can buy groceries around the clock after the huge vending was installed outside a pub in the village this week. Peter Fox, who is ___33____ electrical engineer, spent two and a half years working on the project. The machine ____34___ (equip) with security cameras and alarms, and looks like a mini shop with a brick front, a grey roof and a display window. Mr. Fox said he hoped his invention, ___35____ is set to be installed in other villages in the area over the coming months, will mark a return to convenience shopping for rural communities. He said: “I had this idea a few years ago but I couldn?t find a manufacturer who could deliver what I wanted, so I did it by ____36____. The result is what amounts to a huge outdoor vending machine. Yet I think the term ?automatic shop? is far ___37____ (appropriate).” In recent years, the commercial pressure from supermarket chains ___38____ (force) village shops across the country to close. In 2010, it was estimated that about 400 village shops closed, ___39____ (urge) the local government to hive financial support to struggling shops or set-up new community stores. Hundreds of communities have since stepped in and opened up their own volunteer-run shops, but Mr. Fox hopes his new invention will offer a solution
___40____ those villages without a local shop.