I stood in a noisy group of sixth grade students, waiting for the answer to our burning question: What type of crazy tie would Mr. Miller be wearing today?
Our teacher walked around the comer with a GREEN ELEPHANT TIE that matched his large elephant coffee cup! Oh, the satisfaction in our young hearts -- a green elephant tie!
With his glasses at the tip of his nose he greeted us cheerfully, "Good morning, folks!" He was strange and unique and he brightened every day for us. He was the most dynamic teacher I had ever met.
I loved music, so I remember how excited I was when he said he was going to give us music lessons. But when he turned on the music, my classmates and I slowly turned our heads toward the sound of …Peter Paul and Mary singing "If I Had a Hammer".
Snickers (窃笑) filled the room. If it wasn't rap or hip hop, we didn't recognize it. What were these people singing about? My classmates were not into this at all. But for me, a girl of 12, it was a discovery. An awakening.
Twenty years passed and now there are forty little eyes staring at my wild musical-note shirts as I greet them with a joyful, "Good morning, class!" I wonder if my students wait and wonder what crazy music clothes I will wear each day.
I glance at my 2015 Teacher of the Year Award which I received for being a dynamic teacher. And I smile to myself, wondering which child in front of me will carry this on -- as I've carried on the legacy (遗产) of Mr. Miller.
One teacher, who dared to be different and open new worlds to kids like me, threw the significant stone into the pond of my life. I pray the ripples（涟漪）never end.
32. What can we infer about Mr. Miller?
A. He was an animal lover.
B. He didn’t take his work seriously.
C. He often dressed up in an unusual way.
D. He often asked his students burning questions.
33. How did the author react to the song "If I had a Hammer"?
34. What does the underlined word "this" in the text refer to?
A. A kind heart.
B. The smile.
C. A gift for music.
D. The love for teaching.
35. What is the author s purpose in writing this text?
A. To prove her love for music.
B. To show a teachers effect on her.
C. To call on students to take up teaching.
D. To share her experience in music learning.