As I think back I realize how hard it is to view the world ____31____ the eyes of my childhood.____32____ child’s mind is still filled with the idea that anything and everything is possible.They haven’t begun building the mental walls yet.Watch a child ____33____(learn)to walk and it’s amazing.No matter how many times they fall down,they hop back up ____34____ they instinctively know that eventually they’ll be able to walk.They don’t have to worry what ____35____ think.They have no need to put up a front(讲面子).They are who they are.
But somewhere along the line they learn to be ____36____(practice).Their creativity is blocked over time,as the world ____37____(teach)them to fit in.Eventually they don’t bounce back as fast 38 they fail.Learning is now something you have to do that is very boring and unpleasant.
You and I ____39____ tear down those walls that are closing in and start fresh.It’s time to bring back that sense of joy and wonder.When you’re setting your goals for the New Year,think like a child.Set your goals as if ____40____ is possible.
31.through 32.a 33.learning 34.because 35.others
36.practical 37.teaches 38.when/if 39.can 40.anything
In many countries,___31___ is not unusual for families of different backgrounds to live together in the shared space.___32___,in the United States,this idea may still be considered odd.
But this type of housing,___33___(call)co-housing,is gaining ___34___(popular)in the United States,too.Co-housing complexes are popping up across the country.For many people,this way of life is a relief to the busy modern lifestyle.A co-housing community has ___35___(private)owned houses and shared land.There is often a“common house”with a kitchen and dining room,meeting room,and maybe a workshop of library or music room.About 25 co-housing communities ___36___(build)in recent years,and 150 more are planned.
A co-housing complex is a place ___37___ residents shop,cook,and eat together.Residents of a co-housing complex like its sense of shared community.Children have other kids to play ___38___,___39___ many families like.Other residents like the feeling of living in a“village”.Residents also say that they can live in co-housing for ___40 ___ money than they would pay for nearby apartments.
31.it 32.However 33.called 34.popularity 35.privately 36.has been built 37.where 38.with 39.which 40.less
I now had the key to all languages,__31_ I was eager to learn to use it.Children __32__ can hear learn languages without any particular effort.__33__ hear other people speak,and enjoy trying to make the same sounds.The__34__ child must learn languages in a slow and often painful way.__35__ even though the learning may be slow and painful,the result is wonderful.We advance gradually from merely__36__(name)objects to understanding the thought in a line of Shakespeare.
At first,when my teacher told me about a new thing,I asked very__37__ questions.My ideas were not clear,and I didn’t know many.But as my knowledge of things__38__(grow)and I learned more and more words,I could ask more questions,and I would return again and again __39__ the same subject,eager for more information.Sometimes a new word made me remember an experience I had had__40__(early).
31.and 32.who 33.They 34.blind 35.But
36.naming 37.few 38.grew 39.to 40.earlier