At a physics conference dinner with my husband Alex, I sat next to a man I'll call Clayton. Clayton kept talking about himself all through the entire conversation: he had solved problems no one else could; only his views were right; other researchers' work was inaccurate or unimportant. I could not put in a word. Extremely annoyed, I planned to avoid Clayton in the future. In fact, I decided never to have another conversation with him.
A few days later I was in an education class. Our professor explained how one child could become the target of the other students' ridicule (讥笑).
“Usually it's because the class sees their own weaknesses glaringly magnified (放大) in that student. They don't want to admit they have the same weakness, so they ridicule and exclude the student. The behavior of both the class and the excluded student is caused by personal insecurity.”
As I took notes, suddenly I thought of Clayton. It struck me that I have many of the same faults. How easily I rule a conversation and leave others out. I, too, sometimes feel that only my opinion is right. My concerns or work easily seems most important. As my professor had described, I reacted negatively to someone in whom I experienced my own wea kness.
I changed my mind. Instead of avoiding Clayton, I'll try to listen patiently with the same kindness and acceptance that I need.
1. The writer was extremely annoyed with Clayton partly because________．
A．he said not all his views were right
B．he wouldn’t let her put in a word
C．he kept silent all through the dinner
D．he was too particular about the food
2. Who said the words in Paragraph 3?
B．The writer's husband.
D．The writer's professor.
3. The fourth paragraph was written to show________．
A．why the writer changed her mind
B．how the writer was annoyed
C．when the writer had her education
D．what weakness the writer had
4. .We can infer from the last paragraph that________．
A．the writer will see other people more positively
B．Clayton will not rule a conversation any longer
C．the writer will try to avoid talking with Clayton
D．Clayton will find out he has his own weakness
2. D。细节理解题。根据第二段的“Our professor explained how one child...”可知，第三段的话是出自那个教授之口。
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