It was a normal summer night.humidity(潮湿)hung in the thick air.The only sound was my sister's heavy 1from the bed next to me.
I couldn't go to 2,partly because of my cold and partly because of my 3for the next day.My mum had said that tomorrow was going to be a 4.
Sweat stuck to my aching body.Finally,I gathered enough5to sit up.I looked out of my small window into the night.There was a big bright6hanging in the sky,giving off a magic glow.
My sister turned over as though she was as light as air.Why could she sleep soundly?Why wasn't she 7too?Did she know about tomorrow?
I couldn't stand the 8anymore,so I did what I always do to make myself feel better.I went to the9and picked up my toothbrush and toothpaste.Pouring the red paste onto the brush,I cleaned back and forth,up and down.
Then I walked downstairs to look for some 10of movement,some life.Gladiator,my cat,11me as he meowed(猫叫)his sad song.He was on the old orange couch,12 on his front legs,waiting for something to happen.He looked at me as if to say,"I'm 13,pet me.I need a good hug."Even the couch begged me to sit on it.
In one movement I settled down onto the soft couch.This couch 14 my birth,my parents'marriage,and hundreds of other little 15.
As I held Gladiator,my heart started beating heavily.My mind was 16with questions:What's life?Am I really alive?Are you listening to me?Every time I moved my hand down Gladiator's body,I had a 17thought;each touch sang a different song.
I forgot all about the 18and the next day's surprise.The 19was so full of warmth and silence that I sank into its arms.Falling asleep with the big cat in my arms,I felt all my worries 20move away.
1.A.murmuring B.breathing C.crying D.thinking
2.A.sleep B.work C.study D.rest
3.A.worries B.plans C.arrangements D.expectations
4.A.surprise B.hope C.success D.failure
5.A.energy B.ideas C.strength D.stamps
6.A.cloud B.star C.sun D.moon
7.A.worrying B.sweating C.sleeping D.speaking
8.A.silence B.cold C.pressure D.pain
9.A.bedroom B.kitchen C.bathroom D.waiting-room
10.A.sights B.signs C.signals D.notices
11.A.interested B.pleased C.reminded D.frightened
12.A.standing up B.keeping up C.sitting down D.sitting up
13.A.lonely B.lovely C.friendly D.lively
14.A.proved B.represented C.helped D.attended
15.A.people B.animals C.events D.pets
16.A.flooded B.troubled C.satisfied D.knocked
17.A.strange B.difficult C.new D.noble
18.A.cold B.mind C.time D.heat
19.A.family B.atmosphere C.heart D.bed
20.A.completely B.slowly C.suddenly D.partly
Key:1-5 BADAC 6-10 DBCCB 11-15 DDABC 16-20 ACDBB