八、09 北京 My father died when I was a few months old. After his death, my mother move d back to Louisville, Kentucky, where __35__ had grown up. We lived in a small house with her older sister, Marion, and their mother. This was a time when bei ng a single __36 was still considered unusual. When I was small, there was a children’ book called The Happy Family, and s it was a real piece of work. Dad worked all day log at the office, Mom cooked i n the kitchen, and brother and sister always had friends sleeping over. The ima ge of the family in this book was typical (典型的) of the time. It looked __37_ __ like my family, but luckily that wasn’ the way I heard it. The way my Aunt t Marion read it to me made the story really __38__. Kind-hearted and open-minded, my aunt was the one who played baseball with me, who took me horseback riding, who took me to the father-son dinners and who gave me lessons on how to drive. Believing that anything __39__ was probably g ood for, she __40__ to get a loan (贷款) so that I could go to Africa to work a s a volunteer, which was my most important experience. As a young girl, Aunt Marion always planned to have a large number of child ren of her own, but she never got married. This __41__ that she was free to spe nd all her time taking care of me. Many people say we have a lot in common. She always __42__ me to do my best. She never __43__ to make me believe that I cou ld do anything with my life that I wanted, if I only tried hard enough. For more than sixty years, Aunt Marion didn’t and still don’t think of he rself. __44__ she is forced to come up to the front, my aunt will stand in the back in family photos, and she doesn’t think that her efforts have made much _ _
  45. I honor my aunt, who taught me the things my __46 couldn’t. so ever y June for the past 40 years, in growing thankfulness to my Aunt Marion, I’ve sent her a Father’s Day card.
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  38. A. surprising D. funny
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  41. A. said d D. showed
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  43. A. hoped tailed
  44. A. Unless e D. Before
  45. A. difference e D. sense
  46. A. Teachers r D. friends
B. anything
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C. sad
B. pleasant
C. impossible
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B. afforded
C. offered
B. meant
C. prove
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