It was getting dark. Some children and two Canadian women were still ___21___ on the ice near a big hotel. They were having a good time.
Suddenly the ice broke. One of the boys fell into the water. The children shouted, “Help! Help!” They didn't know what to so. The two Canadian friends heard ___22___ and skated over to get the boy out of the water.
The ice was thin. The two Canadians fell into the water, too. But they tried their best to ___23___ the little boy. They knew they must be quick. If they didn't push him up onto the ice, he would soon die.
Many people ran over to help.Some of them had ropes and poles. A young man jumped into the water to save the ___24___ people.
The boy and the two Canadian women were out of water at last. One of the women didn't feel well. She was sent to the ___25___ at once. But she felt very happy because the boy was safe.
A.save B.hospital C.three D.skating E.them
When someone asks me what business I am in. My face feels hot. I envy (嫉妒) people who can say that they are writers, bookkeepers and doctors. All these jobs speak for themselves.
I really do make a living by __21__, and a good one, too. I can laugh like a king or like a schoolboy. It is a skill that I have learned, like the skill of mending shoes. Whenever and however laughter is needed - I am asked to do __22__. I laugh like a bus driver or a shopkeeper. I laugh sadly, kindly and happily.
I need __23__ point out that a job of this kind is tiring. I spend most evenings in nightclubs. My job is to laugh during the weaker part of the show. My loud, hearty laugher must be timed carefully. It must not come too soon, __24__ neither must it be too late.
I go through life quietly. I can copy the laughter of others. I can laugh in many different ways. But I'm not sure that I have ever heard the sound of __25__ own laugh.
A.hardly B.my C.but D.it E.laughing
George Stephenson was born in 1781. He was __21__ a poor English worker's family. His father looked after a steam engine. He worked hard indeed, __22__ he could not support his family. Where could he get the money to send George to school? George began to learn his ABC when he was seventeen. On his 18th birthday, he could write his own name.
George had to work when he was only a small child. The work was much too hard __23__ him. He worked for 12 hours every day. After a day's work he often felt __24__ tired to stand.
He worked and studied very hard. He spent all this time learning about the steam engine.
__25__ he studied hard, he invented many things. The railway locomotive（火车头）was the greatest one of them.
A.too B.from C.for D.Because E.but