Some inventions happen in strange ways. The potato chip is one of them.
Moon’s Lake House was __1__ restaurant in New York in the 1850s. George Crum was the cook there. Many rich people often came to the restaurant __2__(enjoy) his cooking.
The one thing that really upset Crum was __3__ a customer complained about the food and sent it back to the kitchen to be done over. He would often return it overcooked. He was happy to see the customer walk out of the restaurant __4__(angry)．
On August 24，1853, a customer returned his fried potatoes to the kitchen，__5__ they weren’t crunchy(脆的 ) enough.Crum reacted in his __6__(usually) way. He cut the potatoes very thin and cooked them in hot oil. They were so crunchy and Crum was sure that the man would refuse __7__(eat) them. Instead, the man loved them. He even asked for more.
Now, do you know __8__ invented the potato chip? It’s George Crum! He __9__(late) set up his own restaurant. He named it Crum’s House. He put baskets of his potato chips on all the tables. They made his restaurant a very popular place.
Today, potato chips are one of Americans’ __10__(favor) foods!
Mike：I’d like to buy a computer. Could you please give me __1__ advice?
Rose：Yes, with __2__(please). I’ve got some information about computers. Computers with a P4 work much __3__(fast) than other ones.
Mike：How about computers with a P3?
Rose：Oh, very good，__4__ they don’t work as fast as P4 computers, yet they are much cheaper. Generally __5__(speak), they can meet people’s __6__ (need) very well.
Mike：I think I __7__ buy the fastest one I can get. My old computer was out of work lately. It __8__(work) slowly. I’ve got tired of that working speed.
Rose：I don’t think __9__ is necessary for you to buy the fastest one. It would be a waste of money. A P3 computer is __10__ (probable) good enough for you.
Mike：Thank you for your advice. Can you help me choose one?
Years ago, when I was a poor artist trying to sell my paintings in local galleries, I __1__(live) in the heart of a city. The rent for my apartment was really cheap __2__ it was in the middle of one of the busiest neighborhoods in town.People who visited me used to ask me __3__ I could sleep.“Doesn’t the sound of the traffic bother you? How can you get used to __4__ much noise？” You see, there were also rows and rows of shops and bars playing loud music day and night and my apartment was above a really loud and noisy __5__．But I found it all fascinating. If I were ever short __6__ cash and couldn’t afford to do anything much, which in those days was usually the case, I could always go outside and take __7__ look around. You see, there were always a great number of tourists visiting the shops, so I could always find someone __8__ (interest) to talk with. And Joe, the owner of the bar below me, could always give me a little money to survive on in exchange for __9__(do) a few odd jobs for him. At the time, I suppose, I thought I was poor. Sometimes, we don’t realize how __10__(fortune) we are, do we?
(Near the school gate, a woman driver was stopped by a traffic officer.)
Officer：Madam, do you know how fast you were going just now?
Driver：(Looking at the record.) Uh, well, no! I didn’t think I was going that fast...
Officer：This is a 25 mph zone, Madam. You see that school over there? You __1__(go) 35 mph.
Driver：__2__ today is Sunday, sir. There is no school today.
Officer：Madam, there __3__(be)signs that say what the speed limit is. Besides, children often come to school on the weekend __4__(play) sports. You see all those kids over there? What __5__ you hit one of them by accident?
Driver：I’m __6__(terrible)sorry, Officer. I won’t do it again. Could you please let me off with __7__ warning?
Officer：I’m afraid I can’t do that, Madam. In school zones, I’m required to give tickets to all drivers __8__ break the rules. It’s the law in this county.
Driver：Oh, dear！How __9__ is this going to cost me?
Officer：I don’t know, Madam. Usually, these things can be taken care of for __10__(little) than $ 100. Now please sign here at the bottom.
I was in the ninth year when I began to suffer depression.My parents noticed but felt that since I’d always been __1__ good child, this was temporary.
__2__(fortunate), it was not to be so. I didn’t have friends. Hardly could I share my problems. Deep worry began to destroy my __3__(confident). Finally I refused to attend classes，__4__(shut) myself in my room for hours.
The examination was approaching, but I simply didn’t care. My parents and teachers were surprised at my bad performance. One morning，__5__ a particularly severe lecture from my father, I stood at the school gate，__6__ (depress). Then as the other students marched to their classrooms, our headmaster called me. The next forty－five minutes was one of the most precious __7__(moment) in my life.She said she __8__(notice) a big change in me and wondered why. At first she took my hands in __9__(she) and listened patiently as I mentioned my worries. Then she hugged me as I wept. Months of frustration and loneliness disappeared in her motherly hug.
No one had tried to understand what the real problem was except the headmaster，__10__ helped me out simply by listening and hugging.
2．to enjoy [考查非谓语动词。这里用动词不定式作目的状语，表示许多富人常常来这里吃他烹饪的饭菜。]
4．angrily [考查副词。根据前面“walk out of the restaurant”可知，后面应用副词angrily修饰动词。]
7．to eat [考查动词不定式。refuse to do sth“拒绝做某事”。]
8．who [考查疑问词。根据后面“It’s George Crum”可知，此处问的是谁发明了薯条。]
9．later [考查副词。根据后面的“set up”可知，这里应用later。]
1．some [考查形容词。give sb some advice表示“给某人一些建议”。some用于疑问句时表示希望得到对方的肯定回答，此时不用any。]
2．pleasure [考查名词。with pleasure表示“当然了，很愿意”，是固定短语。]
5．speaking [考查非谓语动词。generally speaking表示“一般来说”，为固定短语，在句中独立作状语。]
8．had worked [考查过去完成时。根据前文中的“My old computer was out of work lately”可知，此处表示以前的电脑在坏掉前运转很慢，指“过去的过去”，因此使用过去完成时。]
9．it [考查代词。此处it作宾语从句中的形式主语，其后的不定式“to buy the fastest one”是真正的主语。]
4．so [考查固定结构。“so much＋不可数名词”意为“如此多的……”。]
6．of [考查介词。be short of意为“缺少/短缺……”。]
7．a [考查固定短语。take a look意为“看一看”，是固定结构。]
1．were going [考查过去进行时。根据语境可知，此处表示刚才女士驾车的速度已经达到35 mph，故用过去进行时。]
2．But [考查连词。根据下文中的“There is no school today”可知，此处表示转折，意为“但是今天是星期天”，故用But。]
4．to play [考查动词不定式。根据语境可知，此处表示“孩子们经常在周末到学校来运动”，此处应用动词不定式作目的状语，即to play。]
5．if [考查固定短语。此处表示“如果你意外撞倒他们中的一个怎么办”，故此处用what if“如果……怎么办”的固定结构。]
8．who/that [考查定语从句。分析句子成分可知，“__8__ break the rules”是定语从句，修饰先行词drivers，指人，从句中缺少主语，故可用who或that。]
9．much [考查副词。此处表示“需要罚多少钱”，用How much。]
7．moments [考查名词。根据空格前的“one of”并结合语境可知，此处用最高级修饰名词moments，表示“最珍贵的时刻之一”。]
8．had noticed [考查过去完成时。notice的动作发生在said之前，表示过去的过去，故用过去完成时。]
9．hers [考查代词。介词后跟名词、代词或动名词作宾语，且由空格前的“my hands”可知，此处用名词性物主代词hers，表示她的手。]
10．who [考查非限定性定语从句。who引导非限定性定语从句，在从句中作主语，修饰先行词the headmaster。]