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托福英语听力练习:圣诞礼物

2021-02-21 17:04

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  托福英语听力练习:圣诞礼物

  练习题目:The Christmas Gift1. What event did Ray Anderson witness at the beginning of the story?

  A. a home fire

  B. an explosion

  C. an automobile accident2. How did Ray save the baby?

  A. He pulled the baby out of the window.

  B. He put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.

  C. He called the police and fire department.3. What happened to Ray?

  A. He had extensive head injuries.

  B. He was burned over much of his body.

  C. He suffered from smoke inhalation.4. Who is Aaron?

  A. He is Ray Anderson's son.

  B. He is Karen's older brother.

  C. He was adopted by Sandra Jenkins.5. What was Ray Anderson doing that fateful Christmas Eve?

  A. serving at homeless shelter in the community

  B. cutting down Christmas trees for families

  C. taking goods to needy people

  答案:1. an automobile accident

  2. He pulled the baby out of the window.

  3. He was burned over much of his body.

  4. He is Ray Anderson`s son.

  5. taking goods to needy people

  TOEFL托福英语英语听力原文:We'd like to share with you a remarkable Christmas story: one of courage, life, and love.Twenty-five years ago, Ray Anderson, a single parent with a one-year-old son, was returning home after running a few errands Christmas Eve when he witnessed a horrendous accident which took place when the driver of a truck ran a red light and collided with the car of Sandra Jenkins. The impact of the collision killed Sandra instantly, but her three-month-old daughter was left trapped upside down in the burning wreckage seemingly doomed to a fiery tomb. While others looked on in horror, Anderson jumped out of his vehicle and crawled into the car through the shattered rear window to try to free the infant. Seconds later, the car was totally engulfed in flames, but Anderson was miraculously able to pull the baby to safety. While the child came out of the accident virtually unscathed, Anderson suffered third degree burns over 80 percent of his body. Two days later, Anderson died, but his heroic act was published widely in the media. Anderson's son was soon adopted by relative, and the family moved to the East Coast.The most remarkable part of this story unfolded only last week. Karen and her fiancee, Aaron, were looking through some old boxes in the attic of Karen's home when they came across some old newspapers clippings. "This is me when I was a newborn baby. I was rescued from a burning car, but my mother died in the accident," explained Karen. Although Aaron knew Karen's mother had died years earlier, he never fully understood the circumstances until he started to skim over the newspaper article. Karen continued to sort through some old books when saw Aaron absorbed in the details of the accident. Then she noticed, to her much surprise, tears swelling up in his eyes, and he began to cry uncontrollably. Then, in between sobs, he went on to reveal that the man that pulled her from the flames was his own father he never knew. The two embraced and shed many tears that afternoon, recounting stories told to them about their parents.What really drew their attention were some other details unknown to both of them until that moment. According to the article, Aaron's father was on a mission of love that fateful Christmas Eve in the process of distributing care packages to needy families in the area. That was a yearly tradition that he performed unbeknownst to everyone except two close friends. This he did because of his firm conviction that the best Christmas gifts came not from the gift received, but from those given, and that those acts of charity should remain anonymous. As it turns out, Karen's mother was also involved in similar volunteer work throughout the community.In honor of their parents and the desire to share the gift of Christmas, Aaron and Karen have committed to carry on similar acts of kindness. While hardship, grief, and tragedy plague our lives, the gift of the love seems to transcend all material obstacles and brings greater hope for those downtrodden and low in spirit.Merry Christmas to all of you.TOEFL单词短语学习:horrendous adj. 可怕的;惊人的 (adjective): terrible

  - Over twenty people lost their lives in the horrendous accident.collide vi. 碰撞;抵触,冲突 (verb): run into, crash into

  - The boat collided with another ship in the dense fog.tomb n. 坟墓;死亡 (noun): grave, a place where the dead are buried

  - The tomb of the unknown soldier is buried on the hill over there.engulf vt. 吞没;吞食,狼吞虎咽 (verb): surround or enclose

  - The smoke from the fire engulfed the entire house.to be unfolded 展开 (verb): to reveal or disclose

  - The true facts of the case were unfolded after extensive interviews with witnesses.attic n. 阁楼;顶楼;鼓室上的隐窝 (noun): the are between the ceiling and the roof

  - We keep our presents in the attic until Christmas Eve so the kids won't find them.recount vt. 叙述;重新计算 (verb): to retell, like a story

  - My father used to recount his Christmas memories when I was a child.charity n. 慈善;施舍;慈善团体;宽容;施舍物 (noun): love

  - We should show acts of charity to those less fortunate throughout the year.

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