Do you hate to get your hands dirty?When I see my 10-year-old son 41 the dirty plates in the sink or my 8 year-old daughter cringing(畏缩) at the wet sand clinging(黏住) to her hands,I am reminded of a time when I was 42 to get my hands a little dirty.
My parents owned a 500-acre 43 in Montana when I was young.I’d often come home from school to find a/an 44 lamb or a calf being bottle-fed in the basement.One exceptionally cold day,I was the 45 sheep with my mother in the ranch when she spied a ewe(母羊) 46 .The poor thing was trying to 47 her baby lamb and needed our help.My mother calmly held the ewe’s head and 48 me to grab hold of the two protruding(突出的) legs.
I hesitated,and must have had quite a look of 49 on my young face.The slimy little things were 50 not something I wanted to touch.But I worked up my 51 and wrapped my fingers around them.I can still recall the feel of 52 the delicate legs and their sharp little hooves(蹄子) as of it happened yesterday.
My heart beat in fear and excitement as I 53 with all my strength.The lamb was delivered with an outpouring,and I’d never seen 54 so beautiful.I was no 55 to see ranch animals being born,but to have a hand 56 it was something I cherished then and will cherish forever.
Looking back,I’m so glad that I didn’t 57 to get my hands dirty. 558 I had,the miraculous moment and the precious memory would have been lost.These days I try to instill(灌输) that life lesson into my own 59 .Sometimes you need to get your hands a little dirty to experience something 60 and pure.
41.A.throwing B.wasting C.washing D.avoiding
42.A.unwilling B.willing C.thrilled D.content
43.A.garden B.ranch C.yard D.field
44.A.newborn B.energetic C.strong D.fierce
45.A.watching over B.spying on C.checking on D.picking out
46.A.in peace B.in silence C.in operation D.in trouble
47.A.raise B.bear C.feed D.hug
48.A.requested B.commanded C.instructed D.guided
49.A.panic B.anxiety C.delight D.excitement
50.A.almost B.possibly C.definitely D.approximately
51.A.affection B.patience C.confidence D.courage
52.A.unbearable B.unexpected C.unfortunate D.uncomfortable
53.A.dragged B.rolled C.pushed D.pulled
54.A.nothing B.anything C.something D.everything
55.A.stranger B.specialist C.reporter D.acquaintance
56.A.in B.on C.over D.at
57.A.hesitate B.tend C.refuse D.bother
58.A.Even if B.When C.Unless D.If
59.A.relatives B.children C.friends D.colleagues
60.A.embarrassing B.confusing C.C.entertaining D.amazing
答案 41～45：DABAC 46~50:DBCAC 51~55:DBDBA 56~60:ACDBD