Liu Xiang Will Resume Training （刘翔即将恢复训练）
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Athens Olympic 110m hurdle champion Liu Xiang felt so relieved to return to racetrack after getting out of the great number of social activities.
Liu arrived in hometown Shanghai Wednesday night and was about to resume① training shortly after.
“I am so exhausted② from so many social activities, which made me even more tired than training,” said the 21-year-old Liu, who wrote a new chapter in China’s Olympic history by winning the country’s first ever athletics short-distance running title in the men’s 110m hurdles in Athens in August.
“I am happy that I will resume my training soon back in Shanghai,” said the Shanghai native. He turned into an instant national hero with the Olympic glory③ and one of the most popular Olympic gold medalists, taking part in scores of celebration activities since he returned to China early September.
“My regular training has been interrupted for such a long time that I think I can only run at about 13.5 seconds now,” said Liu, who clocked a world record-tying time of 12.91 to clinch the title.
“I would rather forget what I have achieved in the past and try my best to realize a higher goal,” he said.
Liu already missed the Berlin Golden League Series on Sunday and won’t be able to catch the IAAF Grand Prix final slated for September 18-19 in Monaco.
He plans on attending an IAAF all-star tournament in Japan at the end of this month.
① resume v. 恢复
② exhausted adj. 疲惫的
③ glory n. 荣誉，光荣
Choose the best answers according to the above:
( ) 1. This passage mainly talks about ________.
A. victory of Liu Xiang
B. Liu Xiang’s resumption to the racetrack
C. dream of Liu Xiang
D. Liu Xiang’s high aim
( ) 2. From the passage we can see ________.
A. Liu Xiang is content to go back to training
B. Liu Xiang will win Golden League Series on Sunday
C. Liu Xiang wasn’t good at social activities
D. Liu Xiang was refreshed after so many social activities
( ) 3. The underlined word “relieved” means ________.
A. sad B. glad C. worried D. disappointed
( ) 4. Which of the following is NOT wrong?
A. Liu Xiang has had a quiet life for as long as half a month.
B. Liu Xiang has missed two races because of his social activities.
C. Liu Xiang has made up his mind to stop his social activities.
D. Liu Xiang has deserted his present career.
1. B 主旨大意题。从前两段可知，文章主要讲述的是刘翔重新开始田径训练。
2. A 细节理解题。从第四段第一句I am happy that I will resume my training soon back in Shanghai可知，刘翔很高兴重新回到训练场。
3. B 词义猜测题。从下文内容可知，刘翔回到训练场感到很欣慰，很高兴。
4. B 细节理解题。从倒数第二段可知，由于参加各种社会活动，刘翔错过了两次比赛。