The world 1 (run) out of oil and energy experts believe that there could be serious shortages in ten years time.Not only is each individual using more oil than ever before，as the standard of living in industrialized countries rises，but the population 2 (explode) means that each year 3 more people will be using oil in some form
4 other.Until recently we took oil for 5 (grant) : it seemed it would never stop flowing.It was so cheap and plentiful that the whole world came to depend on it.Government neglected other sources of energy: electricity was generated 6 oil and power stations were fired by it.It found its way into many of the products of light industry.Many people are surprised 7 they learn how many items in their homes contain oil.
The increase in the price of oil has brought the world to its senses.Governments are searching for a suitable alternative，8 so far in vain.They are considering 9 they can make better use of the two other major fuels，coal and natural gas，but they have found that 10 can take the place of oil in their economies.
One winter during college in New York,I took an 8 AM history class to fulfill a requirement.It was hard to get up for that class,but every morning I would 1 the cold winds and went to the lecture.
The professor for the class would step 2 into the room.He was terribly nervous about the class and always fixed his eyes on his book,never 3 us.
I felt that I needed to do something to 4 the boredom,so I tried to find something in his lecture to ask him,forcing me to pay attention rather than letting my eyes close.The first time I raised my hand,he was surprised but was obviously 5 to have a question to answer.In fact,his answers were always 6 .
I continued to do this every day.The professor seemed to become a bit more 7 and some students even joined in.In this way,I learned quite a lot and realized the professor was indeed a(n) 8 in his field.
On the last day of class we gathered our books and headed out.The professor stepped directly in front of me,with obvious 9 ,putting out his hand.He said,? 10 you for making my class so interesting,攕haking my hand and smiling.I was so 11 .To me,it had been a pleasant way to 12 the time in hisbo lesson.I had no idea that my 13 had any effect on him or the others at all.
That 14 has stayed with me for 30 years.I don,t recall the facts I learned in his class,but I,ll never forget the professor who taught me a lesson about the 15 of acts of kindness,intended or not.
3.A.looking down at B.looking up at
C.getting along with D.getting in touch with
More than 20,000 volunteers of all ages to support the 8,400 athletes that are participating in our year-round sports training and competition programs.To keep their dream alive，your help is needed.Here are some of the tips which you and/or your group need，just read the application guides or call at Beijing Olympics Volunteer hotline +86-10-12308 Olympic Jobs - Beijing 2008.
Become a Special Olympics Coach in your favorite sport.Help get quality athletic uniforms and equipment for athletes.Set up Training Schools for volunteers in China.Duties include timers，scorekeepers，officials，announcers，award presenters.
Athletes form teams that compete in a variety of sports.Adopt the Olympics Sports Skill Programs as part of your adaptive physical education and after-school program.Organize a student fund-raiser to collect money for 2008 Beijing Olympics teams.
Encourage your business or place of work to make money or in-kind contribution to the Olympics.Organize a special event to raise money for the Olympics programs.Remember Olympics in your mind，or as a long-range planned gift.
Put your typing，filing，telephone，and computer skills to work as a volunteer in an Olympics office.Assist with large mailings，distribute fliers，and posters for our events.
Work in a Media Center for state competitions and special events.Volunteer your time to help out in the states public relations department.Collecting photographs and press clippings，preparing press kits，etc.(no previous experience required).Write athlete feature articles on athletes，families，coaches and the Olympics.
1. Ave 6 1002 Perth，Australia
I was born in Beijing，currently living in Perth，Australia and Id like to sign up as a volunteer for Beijing Olympics.Im willing to set up schools to train volunteers in China mainly to learn some English and skills to be timers，award presenters，so please consider me as one of your needed volunteers! Many thanks!
2. 6 Villa Maurice，9320 Antony，France
Dear sir or madam,
I would like to take part in the volunteer program for the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing，because it,s my dream to become a part of this great world event—Olympic Games，and I am very good at sports，but Im old，can I still apply and how can I apply for it?
3. Marlborough 27，MA，USA
Hello sir or madam,
I will be a Johnson & Wales Graduate.Though I am not very experienced，yet I would be very interested in volunteering myself for the summer Olympics.I would like a job as a news reporter，and if you would get back to me，I would gratefully thank you.
4. Postbox 296 Oxford University，England
I am interested in a volunteer at Beijing Olympics.I was a basketball coach，working at Oxford University.I am eager to take on challenge to help athletes know how to form teams to compete.Also I will set up an organization to raise money for the Games.Please consider me.
5. 1889 Baxter Road ，Loveland Ohio
Dear Sir or Madam,
So excited about the Beijing Olympics，and its great to see so many people interested in volunteering.I would also like to be a part of this event! I am a secretary in a sports center in USA.I am good at computers and I can help with mails，posters and so on.
Thanks and good luck to all of you!
1.__________ 2.__________ 3.__________
4.解析：or.in some form or other以这样或那样的形式。
5.解析：granted. take sth.for granted是习惯用语，意思是 “认为......是理所当然的事情”。
6.解析：from. generate from 是固定词组，意思是“由......产生”,文中指用油发电。
1.解析：从but及后半句话and went to the lecture可推知，我克服了早晨要顶着刺骨的寒风去上课的困难。brave在此作动词，意思是勇敢面对危险、困难等。其他选项的词作动词时，意思分别是：slow减慢;lower降低，减少;warm使暖和，加热。
3.解析：从上文fixed his eyes on his book可推知，老师因为紧张，所以在上课期间只顾自己讲，从不抬头看(looking up at)学生。
8.解析：从前半句话I learned quite a lot可推知，我认为这位教授确实是这个领域的教师(expert)。