一，完形 It’s hard being an astronaut’s son. I 1 , everybody expects you to be special or 2 , and I’m just an average student, and I’m average, too, when it 3 basketball, football,
soccer, and baseball. I often wonder 4 my father ever had a son like me. I mean he’s so 5 and so good at everything. So I used to dream about doing something spectacular to 6 my father and make him 7 me . In one class, my teacher 8 a Father’s Day essay contest for us and the winners’ essays would be read in front of all the parents and students. After school I walked home, 9 my father, who I would write about in my essay. He sat with me in the 10 when I was a little kid and had a nightmare. He 11 me with a new puppy at my eighth birthday party. He sat and tried to 12 death to me when Grandpa Bob died. To me, he wasn’t a world-famous astronaut, just my dad. I wrote about all these 13 in my essay. One of our neighbors said,“I 14 you’ll win the contest, David. You’re the only one in town who could write about being the son of an astronaut.” I 15 I hadn’t shown anyone the essay, but now I almost hoped I wouldn’t win. I didn’t want to win just 16 my father was an astronaut. I won the second prize. When I finished reading my essay, the 17 applauded. I saw my father blowing his nose. I went back to my seat. Dad nodded to me, 18 his throat, and put his hand on my shoulder.“Son, this is the 19 moment of my life,”he said. It was the proudest moment of my life, too. Maybe I’ll never be a great hero or win a Nobel Prize, but just then, it was 20 just to be my father’s son. 1. A. mean B. say C. know D. believe 2. A. strange B. honest C. perfect D. formal 3. A. refers to B. relates with C. talks about D. comes to 4. A. why B. how C. whether D. when 5. A. normal B. funny C. special D. unique 6. A. shock B. influence C. attract D. impress 7. A. proud of B. interested in C. satisfied with D. ashamed of 8. A. reported B. announced C. claimed D. warned 9. A. caring about B. worrying about C. thinking about D. complaining about 10. A. silence B. threat C. horror D. dark 11. A. pleased B. astonished C. supported D. encouraged 12. A. describe B. explain C. declare D. remark 13. A. experiments B. incidents C. details D. memories 14. A. wish B. guess C. bet D. promise 15. A. smiled B. nodded C. doubted D. shrugged 16. A. because B. if C. while D. as 17. A. parents B. audiences C. students D. teachers 18. A. cleaned B. blew C. cleared D. opened 19. A. best B. proudest C. finest D. greatest 20. A. natural B. honorable C. important D. enough 二，阅读 Children are in need of adoption because some birth parents are unable or unavailable to provide adequately for the needs of their children. There are numerous reasons for making an adoption plan. Birth parents may feel they cannot take on responsibility of an unplanned child because they are too young or because they are
financially or emotionally unable to provide proper care. They do not feel ready or able to be good parents. In other cases children are in need of adoption because courts have decided that their birth parents are unable to function adequately. Many of these children are victims of abuse or neglect. Regardless of how children come to need adoption, they are put with adoptive parents through private or public social service agencies. Other adoptions may be arranged independently, as when birth parents and adoptive parents come to know each other outside of an agency and then complete the adoption according to the laws and regulations of their states of residence. In the early 1970s there was a dramatic increase in the number of families seeking to adopt, a condition which persists today. For this reason, the number of those who wish to adopt regularly exceeds(超过) the number of infants available. Reasons for this dramatic increase are varied. A major factor has been the choice of many people to delay the start of a family until later in life. Many of these people, in turn, have found themselves to be less fertile(able to bear a child) at that time, and so they have decided that their desire to have children might best be fulfilled through adoption. In every state, however, there are children who are legally free to be adopted but are desperately waiting for parents. The children in this group are usually older and often have special needs. They may require additional care from a parent because of their physical, emotional, or mental disabilities (which may have been caused by abuse, neglect, or medial or genetic factors). Because of their special needs, these children are challenging to raise. In fact, adoption experts believe that people who adopt these children need special training and preparation in order to successfully raise the children and integrate(使融入) the child into the family and eventually into society. In cases of international adoption, Americans have adopted orphaned children from places like India, and Latin America. United Stares immigration laws allow such children to reside in the United States through a special visa under which the children are classified as immediate relatives of the adopting family. The laws, regulations, and attitudes toward international adoption vary a great deal from one country to another. Because of this, people wishing to adopt should use experienced agencies or organization in order to adopt a child from another country successfully. 63. What is the most important reason for the adoption boom in the 1970s ? A. Adoption came into fashion among young American couples then. B. Many women chose adoption for fear that their figure might be affected after bearing. C. Many people who married late found they were less fertile. D. They government carried out family planning and many people had to adopt children. 64. By saying “there are children who are legally free to be adopted but are desperately waiting for parents”, the author suggests that_________. A. few people would like to adopt these children for they are hard to raise B. the children were eager to be loved by their birth parents C. some people would like to adopt them, but these children prefer their birth parents D. their birth parents abandoned them but don’t like other people to adopt them 65. According to the passage, international adoption_________. A. occurs more often than adoption of American infants B. mostly involves European orphans C. should be done through experienced agencies D. should be banned right away 66. What is the author’s primary concern of writing this passage? A. To tell how to adopt a child. B. To tell why and how Americans adopt children. C. To tell the history of child adoption. D. To tell the significance of adopting children.