In the week before Christmas，one Delta Air Lines pil ot gave a sad Arizona family a g ift that no one else could.
Father of three，Jay short died after a__1__with lung cancer Dec，16th.Three days later，his family was attempting to__2__to Tennessee for the funeral scheduled for the next morning.But a 90-munite__3__at the Phoenix airport__4__them only seven minutes to make their connecting flight in Minnesota.“This was our__5__chance to say goodbye to my dad，and if we hadn't__6__the flight，we would have missed the__7__．”Jay's daughter said.But when they arrived at the gate，the last plane of the day to Memphis was__8__away from the gate.
“My son was___9__his arms and pleading with the pilot through the floor-to-ceiling windows.”said Marcia，“I was___10__and comforting my girls who were also in tears when the phone rang, __11__us that the pilot was returning t o the gate to let us__12__the p lane.”Captain Adam Cohen saw the__13__on their faces through the gate's windows and decided to turn the plane around.Airline experts pointed out Cohen could have__14__gotten into trouble for the__15__decision，but Delta__16__the move instead.“This is__17__we'll take with us，knowing we made a__18__．”confirmed Adam.
This story is an__19__that we can bring humanity back to society.Show care and it may __20__you how far that you will go.
解析：考查动词辨析以及对语境的理解。根据后文“the Phoenix airport”可知应高考题型组合练2 阅读理解＋阅读理解＋语法填空
If you cou ld have one superpower，what would it be?
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1．The answer to the question in Paragraph 1 may reflect________．
A．your life style.
B．your life value.
C．your trouble in life.
D．your life experience.
解析：推理判断题。第一段提出问题“If you could have one superpower，what would it be？”(如果你有超能力，它会是什么？)，第二段说“but it actually gets to the heart of what really matters in your life.”，可知这个问题可以反映你的人生价值。故选B。
2．Why does the author say they are inspired every day?
A．They possess different kinds of superpowers.
B．They have got the power to change the world.
C．Some people around them are making the world better.
D．There are many powerful people in their life and work.
解析：细节理解题。根据第三段的句子“Every day in our work，we are inspired by the people we meet doing extraordinary things to improve the world.”可知，作者是被周围让世界变得更美好的人们激励着，故选C。
3．What should we do according to the passage?
My brother，Mark，died in a traffic accident four years ago.He was my big brother and__1__looked after me.I am__2__today for all of the special times we had as running partners，and times__3__driving to different races，where we had so many__4__about life in general.I__5__these talks terribly at this time of the year.
__6__，I am so happy he shared with me the__7__of his faith.He was always so__8__to people，and I had been with him many times__9__we pulled over to help someone in need，__10__a smile and helping them get back on the road.So I was not__11__when he told me of the time when he was__12__in college.It was the end of the month.To make matters worse，it was Friday and he had no__13__in his pocket for the weekend.Pay day was Monday and he had no gas money to get home to__14__my dad and no money to buy food but he had faith that helping others__15__helping yourself.
On his way home from classes that day，as he was driving along，he noticed a guy ahead of him__16__his lumber (木材) all over the road as he tu rned the corner.Mark__17__right over and helped him load the lumber back into his trucy was so thankful and__18__his hand to Mark，and in it was one hundred dollars.Marldn't believe his__19__．He told him that was unnecessary but the man__20__and off he drove.
I still think of Mark sitting there telling me that story，with tears in his eyes，and how faithful he was.
解析：考查形容词辨析以及对语境的理解。successful“成功的” ；hopeful“充满希望的”；cheerful“高兴的”；thankful“感激的”。根据下文中提到的“all of the special times we had as running partners”等情节可以推知作者对哥哥充满感激之情。选D。