A.how long time I had been
B.how long had I been
C.how long time had I been
D.how long I had been
As a boy I dreamed of flying airplanes 21 I told Dad I wanted to be a pilot.he said. ‘You need to
do your job well on the farm first, and 22 you may realize your dream.’The farm was an everyday
responsibility （職責)-that. 23 Saturday, Sunday and Christmas too
Every morning I got up at four o’clock to milk and 24 the cows. After the milk was bottled, my older brothers and I 25 it to people's homes. I was paid five cents a bottle.
At that time I 26 that to be success-ful you have to take care of your responsibilities一 When I was
16, I signed up for flying lessons. To pay for the lessons I 27 a small restaurant with some friends.
One of our regular 28 was the president of the Farmers Bank.
Every 29 I got，I talked to him about my dream. One day I told him I 30 $3, 500 to buy my own 31 . Helent me the money so that I could fly people within 150 miles of the airport. Twelve years later I was flying people around the world 32 a pilot of a big airline company After ten years in the company I started my own 33 . Today I run a milion-dollar company, but it was on the farm that I learned the principles（原則)that have 34 me. Hard work and determination do 35 dreams come true.
Every Chinese-language textbook starts out with the standard phrases(短語) for greeting people ;but as an American, I always found myself unable to speak freely when it came to seeing guests off at the door. Just a good-bye would not do, yet that was all I had ever learned from the terrible books. So I would smile and nod ,bowing(鞠躬) like a Japanese and searching madly for words that would smooth over the visitor′ s leaving and make them feel they would be welcome to come again. In my unease, I often hid behind the skirts of my Chinese husband′ s kindness.
Then finally ,listening to others, I began to pick up the phrases that eased relationships and sent people off not only successfully but also skillfully.
Partings for the Chinese include a lot of necessary habitual practice. Although I′ m not expected to observe or even know all the rules, as a foreigner, I′ ve had to learn the expressions of politeness and protest(抗議，反對) at a leaving-taking.
The Chinese feel they must see a guest off to the farthest possible point-down the flight of stairs to the street below or perhaps all the way to the nearest bus stop. I′ ve sometimes waited half an hour or more for my husband to return from seeing a guest off ,since he′ s gone to the bus stop and waited for the next bus to arrive.
That′s very well ,but when I′ m the guest being seen off, my protests are always useless. My hostess or host ,or both ,insists on seeing me down the stairs and well on my way ,with my repeating the "Don′t bother( give the trouble)to see me off" at every landing. If I try to go fast to discourage them from following, they are simply out to the discomfort of having to run after me.Better to accept the inevitable( 不可避免的).
Besides ,that′s going against Chinese custom, because haste (doing things quickly)is to be avoided. What do you say when you part from someone? "Go slowly. "Not farewell or Godspeed (祝福), but "Go slowly. ". To the Chinese it means "Take care" or "Watch your step" ,or some such caution, but translated literally(照字面地) it means "Go slowly".
Alice :Excuse me. Mr. Green. I′ d like to take a few days off.
Green : 51 ?
Alice :My mother is ill. I have to take care of her.
Green: Oh dear! I am sorry to hear that. 52 ？
Alice :No.thank you. My mother has caught a bad cold. She has a high fever and coughs day and night. The doctor says my mother has to be in hospital for a few days.I would like to be with her.
Green :I understand.?53 ？
Alice :I hope to be back next Wednesday.
Green:That′s all right. 54
Alice :Thank you, Mr. Green. That′ s very kind of you. I will write it immediately.
Green : 55
上周日下午，我和朋友們正在中山公園散步，突然聽到一落水女孩呼救。我和我的一位朋友跳入湖里救出孩子，當時落水女孩已停止呼吸。我用學過的急救知識給她做了人工呼吸，我的朋友給急救中心(the First Aid Centre)打電話。結果女孩得救了，大夫們夸我做得對。