I‘ve loved my mother’s desk since I was just tall enough to see above the top of it as Mother sat doing letters. Standing by her chair， looking at the ink bottle， pens， and white paper，I decided that the act of writing must be the most wonderful thing in the world.
Years later， during her final illness， Mother kept different things for my sister and brother. “But the desk”he said,“is for Elizabeth”。
I never saw her angry，never saw her cry. I knew she loved me， she showed it in action. But as a young girl，I wanted heart-to-heart talks between mother and daughter.
They never happened. And a gulf opened between us. I was “too emotional” （感情容易激动的）。But she lived “on the surface （表现）”。
As years passed and I had my own family. I loved my mother and thanked her for our happy family. I wrote to her in careful words and asked her to let me know in any way she chose that she did forgive （原谅） me.
I posted the letter and waited for her answer. None came.
My hope turned to disappointment （失望），the little interest，finally，peace-it seemed that nothing happened. I couldn‘t be sure that the letter had even got to Mother. I only knew that I had written it， and I could stop trying to make her into someone she was not.
Now the present of her desk told me，as she‘d never been able to,that she was pleased that writing was my chosen work,I cleaned the desk carefully and found some papers inside——a photo of my father and a one-page letter， folded and refolded many times.
Give me an answer,my desk， in any way you choose,Mother,you always chose the act that speaks louder than words.
56. The writer began to love her mother‘s desk __________.
A. after Mother died B. before she became a writer
C. when she was a child D. when Mother gave it to her
57. The passage shows about ____________.
A.Mother wrote her daughter in careful words
B.Mother cared much about her daughter in words
C.Mother was too serious about everything her daughter had done
D.Mother was cold on the surface but kind in her heart to her daughter
58. The word “gulf” in the passage means____________.
A.part of the sea going far in land
B.free talks between mother and daughter
C.different ideas between the mother and daughter
D.deep understanding between the old and the young
59. What did Mother do with her daughter‘s letter asking for forgiveness？
She had never received the letter. She read the letter again and till she died. For years， she often talked about the letter. She didn‘t forgive her daughter at all in her life.#p#分页标题#e#
60. What’s the best title of the passage？
A. My letter to Mother B. Mother and children
C. My Mother‘s Desk D. Talks between Mother and Me
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