高考英语第二轮完型填空复习题

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阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
With excitement and enthusiasm we started our small business. No longer were we  1   to have a weekly paycheck (工资). We now were on our own to  2   an income to provide us with the money to live. I was a little  3  about our ability to do this. But, Byron believed in our products, and believed in our ability to  4  .
We invested heavily in producing a number of products,  5    none of them are popular with customers. The market gave us so heavy a  6   that we hardly made enough money to pay our expenses.
We now had our money  7   in the booth (货摊) that we had rented for the summer and fall months. We had a lot of money  8   up in materials. So we did not have enough money to  9  our monthly bills. We were discouraged, and the thoughts of failure ran through our heads.
   As we discussed our  10  , I happened to read the words by Mary Pickford: "If you have made mistakes... there is always another chance for you... you may have a  11   start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘Failure’ is not falling down, but  12  down."
   The words strengthen my determination and Byron's   13   that we could succeed. We did fall down, but we were   14   not to stay down! So, we stepped back and refocused. We came up with new products using remaining  15  . We redesigned our booth. We reconsidered our pricing system. And, we started making enough money to pay our  16  .
   If we had done nothing, if we allowed ourselves to "stay down", then we would have  17  . But we made the choice to learn from our  18  , and we moved forward with more determination. These words   19   a much better idea on failure ---- a chance for a fresh start! The most important point here is "choice" because you decide how you  20  your failure, you decide if you stay down.
1. A. happy  B. willing C. ready D. safe
2. A. produce B. receive C. win D. save
3. A. patient B. worried C. proud D. fond
4. A. work B. survive C. succeed D. compete
5. A. unless B. so C. but D. though
6. A. blow B. gift C. pleasure D. surprise
7. A. lent B. spent C. wasted D. lost
8. A. put B. used C. taken D. tied
9. A. cover B. print C. write D. send
10. A. holidays B. trips C. expectations D. choices
11. A. good B. fresh C. natural D. sudden
12. A. staying B. falling C. lying D. turning
13. A. belief B. imagination  C. suggestion  D. requirement
14. A. reminded B. supposed  C. prepared   D. determined
15. A. tools B. machines C. materials D. goods
16. A. debts B. bills C. products D. prices
17. A. died B. hurt C. slept D. failed
18. A. performances B. dreams C. mistakes D. promises
19. A. explain B. create C. offer D. prove
20. A. view B. prevent C. forget D. explore

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