Directions: Read the following text from which 10 words have been removed. Choose from the words A—O the most suitable one to fill each numbered gap in the text (46 -55). There are FIVE extra words that you do not need to use. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET.

    Some of the greatest successes you can think of began with failure. What a big __46__ a little continued effort and determination can make.

Workplace expert Nan Russell,author of “ The Titleless Leader:How to Get Things Done When You ’ re Not in Charge,” offers a number of __47__ of people who were deemed failures—and then turned successful.

    Albert Einstein was __48__ to be mentally challenged as a child and told he would never amount to anything. Need we say how that one turned out?

Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because the editor thought he lacked __49__ .

    Chester Carlson’s early Xerox machines were __50__ by 20 companies before he finally found a business partner.

    Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before inventing the light bulb. There are many quotes from the great inventor that are worth __51__ to memory. Here’ s just one:“ Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how__ 52__ they were to success when they gave up. ”

    So, while failure may not feel good, it,s often an essential part of success, the trial-and-error that can lead to greater things. If you spend all your time __53__ about past mistakes, you might not notice when real opportunity arrives,so by all __54__, learn from your mistakes —then put them behind you, roll up your sleeves and get back to work.

    Here’ s one more quote from Edison for us to think about : “If we all did the things we are __55__ of, we would astound ourselves. ’’

[A] capable
[B] close
[C] combination

[E] contributing

[G] difference
[H] encouraged

[J] judged
[K] means

[M] typical
[N] ways

            参考答案: G,F,I,L,J