On a weekday evening, Jane was at home as usual. As her 1 swung between what she was going to do with her life and their dinner plans for the evening, she was unexpectedly 2 by an urgent call from her sister “Get over here! Turn on NBC and check these guys out. They are just li...”. One facebook message and a phone interview later, Jane 3 herself on a bus with 8 strangers in the middle of the sweltering (令人发昏的) desert heat of Utah, picp trash (垃圾) and 4 awareness about zero-waste and climate change. With a deep 5 of the environment and a desire to make a 6 , Jane, Davey, and a group of self 7 “environmental pick-up artists”went on a coast to coast road side trash pick-up. As they walked, sometimes only 8 0.9 miles in an entire day, they 9 and steadily made their way across the United States for three years, picp a total of 201,678 pounds of trash.
Jane and Davey 10 with us wonderful stories of hope and inspiration that fueled their 11 to continue their journey. After spending weeks silently 12 how she would have enough 13 to fly home for their two-week spring break, Jane found a blannidentified envelope 14 with $850 cash in the desert, just enough to get her home and back. After their bus 15 outside of Denver, they unexpectedly got 16 and arrived in Yosemite National Park three weeks later, just in time for the “Yosemite Facelift”where 17 from all over the state came together with a 18 of cleaning up trash all over the park.
Being at the right place at the right time became almost normal, and they realized that much of what they 19 was more than just a coincidence (巧合). Together, their team learned to simply 20 themselves to their task, and surrender to the journey.
1. A. hands B. thoughts C. balance D. position
2. A. blamed B. frightened C. moved D. interrupted
3. A. found B. cheered C. dropped D. taught
4. A. abandoning B. raising C. shaking D. hiding
5. A. pride B. trust C. love D. fear
6. A. plan B. promise C. mistake D. difference
7. A. described B. corrected C. repeated D. discovered
8. A. driving B. covering C. riding D. fixing
9. A. slowly B. secretly C. helplessly D. frequently
10. A. heard B. read C. wrote D. shared
11. A. problems B. costs C. efforts D. choices
12. A. depending on B. replying to C. worrying about D. meeting with
13. A. time B. money C. food D. room
14. A. filled B. supplied C. decorated D. equipped
15. A. set off B. held on C. headed for D. broke down
16. A. rest B. practice C. help D. understanding
17. A. volunteers B. members C. tourists D. reporters
18. A. question B. purpose C. decision D. lesson
19. A. introduced B. expected C. examined D. experienced
20. A. turn B. limit C. devote D. compare
阅读下列短文, 从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C和D）中, 选出最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
The chance of a snowy holiday season in most American cities is practically impossible this year, so any festive atmosphere to be enjoyed will have to be the imaginary sort. Luckily, there are books for that.
The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Any reader of fairy tales knows Andersen’s responsible for the snowy scenes in "The Snow Queen", the story of children Kai and Gerda, who must face the goddess-like woman who controls all snowflakes after Kai is kidnapped.
Family Life by Akhil Sharma
It's a beautiful yet tragic novel about an Indian family immigrating to America, only to face entirely new hardships. Sharma's novel isn't entirely set in the wintertime, but his poetic descriptions of winter weather as lovely yet isolating make it a great choice for a December read.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Go ahead and give up movie adaptation that has been produced recently and read or re-read the classic itself. You know the story: a scientist driven by his ambition discovers a method for creating life, and spends two years cobbling together a living creature, who later feels anger about him.
An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
Dillard's first book is, as its title suggests, about her change from being a self-centered child to being an adult more concerned with the world around her than with her own personal concerns. Her parents are res in the story. One famous scene takes place during what the author calls “a big snow”in 1950.