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2012英语专业八级改错模拟题(14)

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2012-02-21 17:52  作者:  来源:普特听力  字号:T|T

  Middle age has its compensations. Youth is boundhand and foot with the shackles of public opinion.Middle age enjoys freedom.

  I remember that when i left the school i said to myself: __1__

  "Hence forward. I can get up when i like and go to bedwhen i

  like." That of course was an exaggeration, and i soonfound that

  whenever you have an aim you must sacrifice something of freedom to achieve

  it. But by the time you have reached middle age you discovered how __2__

  much freedom it was worth to sacrifice in order to achieve any aim that __3__

  you have on view. When i was a boy i was tortured by shyness, __4__

  and middle age has to a great extent brought me a relief of this. I __5__

  have now no such feeling and i save myself much discomfort. I always

  hated cold water, but for many years i bath in cold seas because __6__

  i wanted to be like everybody. __7__

  It was until quite late in life that i discovered how easy it was __8__

  to say:"i don't know." i find with middle age no one expects me to

  walk twenty-five miles, or to play a scratch game of golf, or to dive

  from a height of thirty feet. This is all to the good and makes life

  pleasant, but i should no longer care if they do. That is what makes __9__

  youth unhappy, the vehement anxiety to be like other people, and

  that is what makes middle age intolerable, the reconciliation with __10__

  oneself.

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