It’s never easy to admit(承认) you are in the wrong. We all __1__ to know the art of apology. Think how often you’ve done wrong. Then count how many __2__ you’ve expressed clearly you were __3__. You can’t go to bed with an easy mind if you do __4__ about it.

 
A doctor friend, Mr. Lied, told me about a man who came to him with different kinds of signs: headaches, heart __5__ and insomnia (失眠). __6__ some careful exams, Mr. Lied found nothing ___7__ with him and said, “If you don’t tell me what’s __8__ you, I can’t help you.” The man admitted he was cheating his brother of his inheritance(遗产). Then and there the __9__ doctor __10__ the man write to his brother and __11__ his money. As soon as the __12__ was put into the post box, the man suddenly cried. “Thank you,” he said to the doctor, “I think I’ve got __13__.”
 
An apology can not only save a broken relationship(关系) but also make it __14__. If you can think of someone who should be __15__ an apology from you. Do something about it right now.
 
1. A. decide  B. have  C. need  D. try
 
2. A. mistakes  B. people  C. waysD. times
 
3. A. sorryB. weakC. sadD. wrong
 
4. A. somethingB. anything  C. nothing  D. everything
 
5. A. troubleB. matter  C. illness  D. problem
 
6. A. BeforeB. AfterC. TillD. Since
 
7. A. wellB. wrong  C. goodD. bad
 
8. A. hurlingB. changing  C. touching  D. worrying
 
9. A. cleverB. sillyC. goodD. kind
 
10. A. madeB. helped  C. sawD. let
 
11. A. returned  B. gaveC. keptD. paid
 
12. A. paperB. boxC. money  D. letter
 
13. A. betterB. wellC. sickD. worse
 
14. A. neverB. worse  C. stronger  D. harder
 
15. A. givenB. received  C. known  D. forgotten
 
 名师点评
 
这是一篇关于学会如何道歉的短文,它提醒人们要学会认识自己的错误,并能够为自己的错误道歉。做不到这一点会造成自己心理上的压力,甚至带来疾病。
 
答案解析
 
1.  C。这里指的是人们有必要了解道歉这门艺术。
 
2.  D。times这里表示次数。
 
3.  A。根据上文,承认错误决非易事,道歉更是一门艺术,此时作者是建议读者计算一下有过多少次是能清楚地表达自己的歉意的,所以选sorry。
 
4.  C。如果你对自己的错误什么也不去做, 你睡觉也不会睡得好。
 
5.  A。这里表示心脏有毛病。
 
6.  B。
 
7.  B。nothing wrong 表明这个人生理没有任何问题, 看下文就可以知道这一点。
 
8.  D。
 
9.  A。这是一名很聪明的医生, 所以他提出了下面一个方法。
 
10. D。made 具有强制性的意思, 故选let sb. do sth..好。
 
11. A。上文得知这人骗了哥哥的遗产, 所以还了他所欠的钱才能治好他的心病。
 
12. D。根据后面的post box可以得知这里是指寄出了那封信。
 
13. B。这个人其实没有病, 所以在解决了心理问题后,他一下子觉得好了, 而不是好转, 故选well 而不是better。
 
14. C。道歉不仅可以挽救破碎的人际关系, 还可以增强人与人之间的联系。harder指的是具体事物的“坚硬”, 故此处不当。
 
15. A。give sb. an apology意为“向某人道歉”。