It's a small gas station that has snacks, drinks, cigarettes and candies. The young man behind thecounter knows his l by name and what they normally want to buy. He treats children andadults with equal 2 He reads scicnce fiction behind the counter when business is 3 .
One day, three people rushed in and grabbed food off the shelves as fast as they could, 4 not intending to pay for it. He hit the “panic button”, then went over the counter and locked the front door. It was obvious they were homeless, and equally obvious that they weren't going anywhere with their ill-gotten gains. They 5 the food and simply crowded together in panic --- knowing the police were on the way.
Imagine what they must have felt like when they were told they didn't have to steal if they were 6 .“We have food in the back， expired but still Safe to eat. If you need food, you can have some.”
They Were told to pick up what they had dropped and put it back， and then asked to straighten out the mess. They were doing just that when the police arrived. The officers were told the situation was under control and the police were no longer7
This wasn't what they had 8 .They were being treated as human beings who could right the wrong they'd done 9 ,they quickly followed orders to take turns and use the restroom to 10 up.
Soon three 1l people walked out with all the 12 their arms could hold. They were 13 that, if they needed to come back again, they were to ask and not just grab.
And then the young man went back to read until the next customer came in. He would be the last person in the world to claim he was a/an 14 But he gave three people something they were in desperate need of--- a small amount of self-respect and a little bit of 15 .
1．A. passengers B. guests C. customers D. friends
2．A. respect B. pride C. wisdom D. imagination
3. A. busy B. swift C. heavy D. slow
4. A. bravely B. obviously C. hardly D. reasonably
5. A. hid B. lifted C. dropped D. swallowed
6. A. hungry B. cautious C. courageous D. anxious
7. A. popular B. necessary C. reliable D. important.
8. A. wanted B. desired C. expected. D. admired
9. A. Shocked B. Scared C. Delighted D. Frightened
10. A. ring B. dress C. look D. clean
11. A. dirtier B. cleaner C. cleverer D. quicker
12. A. money B. cigarettes C. drinks D. food
13. A. warned B. reminded C. ordered D. persuaded
14. A. hero B. figure C. expert D. adviser
15. A. encouragement B. expectation C. pressure D. hope
Lu Wenfei, 22, is a senior student majoring in broadcasting and TV. engineering at the Communication University of China.
She enjoys chatting with her friends or playing Texas Hold 'em Poker on her iPad over this festive season. She plays all night and sleeps 16 the day,“I like to put everything out of my mind- 17 I have a chance to relax,” said the student from Shanghai. "However, I find 18 more exhausted and flat than when I'm studying hard on campus."
With half of her holiday 19 (go), Lu suffered a series of common post-festival syndromes: stress, fatigue and a sense of frustration. Exhausted and a bit concerned about her graduate project and 20 (find) a job, Lu fell ill with 21 fever.
Lots of college students are hit by 22 (anxious) and depression before a new academic session. Too many parties, gaming and fat eating is exhausting. Sina.com has reported that some training agencies 23 (offer) tutorial service to help the youth to shift from "holiday mode" to"study mode".
Zhang Sheng, 19, 24 is right into watching live English Premier League soccer until 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, or following the popular British teen drama, Skins, is wondering 25 he can throw off his blue holiday mood.