I grew up in a tiny Baltimore row house in a faraway mountain area. My parents 36 the necessities of life 37 they couldn’t give much more. If I asked my father 38 a pair of jeans, he would say, “If you want them, make the money and buy them 39 .” He wasn’t being mean; he just couldn’t 40 them. From age 12 on, I did part-time jobs after school.
When I 41 from high school, I joined the navy. Soon I was in a boot camp(新兵訓練營) at Parris Island, S. C., where I learned that life in the navy centered around completing daily 42 . These could be anything from cleaning the camp to conducting mock(模擬的) battles. Completing these tasks successfully 43 discipline, team-work and responsibility. It didn’t 44 whether you were black, white or Asian; everyone worked together for the45 of the company.
I went 46 to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and later became an officer in the navy. The part of my job I 47 most was the counseling(咨詢) meeting I 48 with the family members of the men and women in my 49 , trying to help them deal with the long periods of 50 . These proved popular and word of them spread. 51 I was being asked to give encouraging 52 to business groups, educators and kids across the country.
But I consider the boot camp my first real 53 , and my life is still guided by the 54 lessons I learned there. It taught me discipline, friendship and the pride related to setting a task every day and working hard to 55 it.
36.A.provided B.got C.made D.bought
37.A.while B.but C.so D.or
38.A.about B.with C.for D.of
39.A.themselves B.ourselves C.yourself D.myself
40.A.pay B.find C.produce D.afford
41.A.came B.returned C.escaped D.graduated
42.A.drills B.tasks C.exercises D.reports
43.A.included B.asked C.required D.met
44.A.matter B.mean C.exist D.work
45.A.good B.boss C.rest D.right
46.A.out B.on C.away D.off
47.A.took B.hated C.enjoyed D.did
48.A.ended B.began C.continued D.held
49.A.charge B.situation C.position D.choice
50.A.lessons B.meeting C.training D.separation
51.A.Long before B.Before long C.As usual D.Once again
52.A.performances B.descriptions C.speeches D.gifts
53.A.vacation B.place C.job D.travel
54.A.important B.bitter C.normal D.difficult
55.A.gain B.achieve C.show D.match
The traditional tent cities at festivals such as Glastonbury may never be the same again. In a victory of green business that is certain to appeal to environmentally-aware music-lovers, a design student is to receive financial support to produce eco-friendly tents made of cardboard that can be recycled after the bands and the crowds have gone home.
Major festivals such as Glastonbury throw away some 10,000 abandoned tents at the end of events each year. For his final year project at the University of the West of England, James Dunlop came up with a material that can be recycled. And to cope with the British summer, the cardboard has been made waterproof.
Taking inspiration from a Japanese architect, who has used cardboard to make big buildings including churches, Mr. Dunlop used cardboard material for his tents, which he called Myhabs.
The design won an award at the annual New Designers Exhibition after Mr. Dunlop graduated from his product design degree and he decided to try to turn it into a business.
To raise money for the idea, he toured the City’s private companies which fund new businesses and found a supporter in the finance group Mint. He introduced his idea to four of Mint’s directors and won their support. Mint has committed around ￡500,000 to MyHab and taken a share of 30 per cent in Mr. Dunlop’s business. The first Myhabs should be tested at festivals this summer, before being marketed fully next year.
Mr. Dunlop said that the design, which accommodates two people, could have other uses, such as for disaster relief and housing for the London Olympics.
For music events, the cardboard houses will be ordered online and put up at the sites by the Myhab team before the festival-goers arrive and removed by the company afterwards. They can be personalized and the company will offer reductions on the expense if people agree to sell exterior (外部的) advertising space.
The biggest festivals attract tens of thousands of participants, with Glastonbury having some 150,000 each year. Altogether there are around 100 annual music festivals where people camp in the UK. The events are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious.
76. “Eco-friendly tents” in paragraph 1 refer to tents _______.
A. economically desirable B. favorable to the environment
C. for holding music performances D. designed for disaster relief
77. Mr. Dunlop established his business ______.
A. independently with an interest-free loan from Mint B. with the approval of the City’s administration
C. in partnership with a finance group D. with the help of a Japanese architect
78. It is implied in the passage that _______.
A. the weather in the UK is changeable in summer
B. most performances at British festivals are given in the open air
C. the cardboard tents produced by Mr. Dunlop can be user-tailored
D. cardboard tents can be easily put up and removed by users.
79. The passage is mainly concerned with ______.
A. an attempt at developing recyclable tents
B. some efforts at making full use of cardboards
C. an unusual success of a graduation project
D. the effects of using cardboard tents on music festivals