Our teen has probably taught us a lot
about sports, fashion, or whatever hobby she's into, so we think daughters can be pretty inspiring. Six years ago, when a mother enrolled (报名）her 7-year-old daughter, Rachel, in 1 _____ classes, she never imagined creating the next Serena Williams.
The twice-weekly lessons, which had been 2 _____ by Rachel's school teacher as a way to help the girl adapt to the school, seemed 3 _____ in the first few months. Actually ,she was having regular failures in the classroom and her grades were falling. The unknown factor behind the b ehavior? Her 4 _____ ，a problem she had in
common with her mother, Gabi Rose. Rachel, a second-grader, was so 5 _____ that she bought her clothes in the adult women's department;6 _____ ，her mother weighed nearly 260 pounds.
At first Rachel was the 7 _____ player on the court and regularly broke into tears. But with her mom on the side lines, shouting 8 _____ . she gradually stopped being afraid of her lessons. "I started to hit more and to 9 _____ what the coaches said,"
Rachel says. Best of all, she lost weight -- 50 pounds in all.
Most of Rachel's teammates were enrolled in the class because they had parents who were tennis 10 _____ . Her own mother, Gabi, on the other hand, had never cared about tennis or even watched a game. But she was soon 11 _____ by her daughter's success. "Tennis 12 _____ Rachel so completely that I decided I should learn," she says. "I joined a 13 _____ class and ended up liking it." Before long her 14 _____ and the other three children took up the game, and the family began spending Saturdays on the court.Now 130 pounds, Gabi plays tennis every week, and Rachel, the seventh-grade student, now 15 _____ with a college-level tennis team .Gabi says："My daughter brought
out my inner athlete."
1. A .football B. tennis C .arts D .law
2. A .suggested B. studied C .realized D .produced
3. A . important B .necessary C .useful D . useless
4. A. sight B .height C . weight D . study
5. A .beautiful B. heavy C .busy D .gentle
6. A .honestly B .generally C .rarely D . similarly
7. A .smartest B .best C . slowest D .greatest
8. A .noise B. complaint C .disappiontment D . encourage
9. A .follow B. speak C .refuse D .accept
10. A .coaches B. lovers C .teachers D .bosses
11. A .cheated B .required C . inspired D . destroyed
12. A .surprised B. changed C .frightened D .educated
13. A. beginner B .super C . senior D .advanced
14. A. friends B. classmates C .husband D .relatives
15. A .lives B. works C .learns D . competes
Mr. Jones woke early one morning. It was a beautiful morning, so 16 _____ went to the window and looked out. He was surprised to see a neatly dressed, middle-aged professor, 17 _____ worked in the university near his house. He had grey hair and thick glasses, and was
carrying 18 _____ umbrella, a morning newspaper and a bag. Mr. Jones thought that he must 19 _____ (arrive) by the night train and decided to walk to the university instead of 20 _____ (take) a taxi.
Mr. Jones had a big tree in his garden, and the children had tied a long rope to one of its branches, so that they could swing on it.
Mr. Jones was surprised to see the professor stop and look 21 _____ (care) up and down the road . 22 _____ he saw that there was nobody in sight, he stepped into the ga rden (there was no fence), put his umbrella, newspaper, bag and hat neatly on the grass and took hold of the rope. He pulled it hard 23 _____ (see) whether it was strong enough to take his weight, then 24 _____ (run) as fast as he
could and swung into the air on the end of the rope.'
At last the professor stopped and continued on his way 25 _____ the university, looking as quiet and correct as one would expect a professor to be.