While high school does not generally encourage students to explore new aspects of life, college sets the stage for that exploration.I myself went through this ____1.A____ process and found something that has changed my ____2.B____ at college for the better: I discovered ASL—American Sign Language(美式手语)．
I never felt an urge to ____3.C____ any sign language before.My entire family is hearing, and so are all my friends.The ____4.D____ languages were enough in all my interactions(交往)．Little did I know that I would discover my ____5.A____ for ASL.
The ____6.C____ began during my first week at college.I watched as the ASL Club ____7.B____ their translation of a song.Both the hand movements and the very ____8.A____ of communicating without speaking ____9.D____ me.What I saw was completely unlike anything I had experienced in the ____10.B____.This newness just left me ____11.D____ more.
After that, feeling the need to ____12.B____ further, I decided to drop in on one of ASL club's meetings.I only learned how to ____13.C____ the alphabet that day.Yet instead of being discouraged by my ____14.A____ progress, I was excited.I then made it a point to ____15.C____ those meetings and learn all I could.
The following term, I ____16.D____ an ASL class.The professor was deaf and any talking was ____17.A____.I soon realized that the silence was not unpleasant.____18.C____， if there had been any talking, it would have ____19.B____ us to learn less.Now, I appreciate the silence and the ____20.D____ way of communication it opens.
❶ A．searching B．planning
解析：根据上文中“While high school does not generally encourage students to explore new aspects of life”的关键词“explore”及下文的内容可知，此处指作者在大学通过学习美式手语经历了探索(searching)的过程。planning“计划制订”；natural“自然的”；formal“正式的”。
When I was 13 my only purpose was to become the star on our football team.That meant ____1.B____ Miller King，who was the best ____2.D____ at our school.
Football season started in September and all summer long I wort.I carried my football everywhere for ____3.A____.
Just before September，Miller was struck by a car and lost his right arm.I went to see him after he came back from ____4.C____.He looked very ____5.A____，but he didn't cry.
That season，I ____6.B____ all of Miller's records while he ____7.D____ the home games from the bench.We went 10－1 and I was named most valuable player，____8.C____ I often had crazy dreams in which I was to blame for Miller's ____9.C____.
One afternoon, I was crossing the field to go home and saw Miller ____10.A____ going over a fence—which wasn't ____11.B____ to climb if you had both arms.I'm sure I was the last person in the world he wanted to accept ____12.C____ from.But even that challenge he accepted.I ____13.B____ him move slowly over the fence.When we were finally ____14.D____ on the other side, he said to me，“You know, I didn't tell you this during the season，but you did ____15.A____.Than for filling in for ____16.C____.”
His words freed me from my bad ____17.D____.I thought to myself，how even without an arm he was more of a leader.Damaged but not defeated, he was ____18.A____ ahead of me.I was right to have ____19.D____ him.From that day on, I grew ____20.B____ and a little more real.
❶ A．cheering for B．beating out
C．relying on D．staying with
解析：上下文语境题。联系空前的to become the star on our football team和空后的who was the best...可知，“我”要成为足球队的明星，就意味着要击败(beat out)最好的球员Miller King。cheer for为……欢呼；rely on依靠；stay with与……待在一起。
❷ A．coach B．student
As a general rule，all forms of activity lead to boredom when they are performed on a routine(常规) basis.As a matter of fact，we can see this ____1.A____ at work in people of all ____2.D____.For example，on Christmas morning，children are excited about __3.C____ with their new toys.But their ____4.B____ soon wears off and by January those ____5.A____ toys can be found put away in the basement.The world is full of ____6.D____ stamp albums and unfinished models，each standing as a monument to someone's ____7.B____ interest.When parents bring home a pet，their child ____8.C____ bathes it and brushes its fur.Within a short time，however，the __9.B____ of caring for the animal is handed over to the parents.Adolescents enter high school with great ____10.D____ but are soon looking forward to ____11.A____.The same is true of the young adults going to college.And then，how many ____12.C____，who now complain(抱怨) about the long drives to work，____13.B____ drove for hours at a time when they first ____14.D____ their drivers licenses(执照)？Before people retire，they usually ____15.D____ to do a lot of ____16.A____ things，which they never had ____17.A____ to do while wort ____18.D____ after retirement，the golfing，the fishing，the reading and all of the other pastimes become as boring as the jobs they ____19.C____.And，like the child in January，they go searching for new ____20.B____.
❶ A．principle B．habit
解析：根据文章开头的As a general rule...“作为一个通用的规则……”可知，此处意为“我们能在……中看到这个定律”，上文中rule暗示此处要用principle。
❷ A．parties B．races
解析：由For example后面提到的几类人children，adolescents，young adults以及people to retire可知此处要填ages，意为“我们可以看到这一定律对各年龄段的人都有效”。
❸ A．working B．living
解析：根据该空后面的with their new toys可知孩子们是“玩耍”新的玩具，所以此