A group of boys stood around a tree. “What a tall tree!” they said to each other, “It would be 16 to climb to the top!”
The group of boys then decided to play a game to 17 who could climb to the top of the tree first. Their mothers were sitting not far away, looking on at their 18 as they played.
One of the climbers was an 8-year-old boy named David. He was the shortest child in the group. 19 thought he would win.
Then the game started. All of the boys tried their best to climb as high as they could. Although the other boys climbed faster than David in the beginning, he 20 the top of the tree fastest in the end.
His mother was 21 . She asked him, “David, how did you reach the top of the tree so 22 ?”
“It was easy,” David said, “The other children 23 looking down as they climbed. When they realized how high they were, they were afraid of 24 . I, however, looked only up. When I saw how close I was, I kept going higher and higher, 25 I reached the top.”
It is true in life that if we just keep going forward without looking back, we are more likely to reach our goals.
16．A．boring B．exciting C．dangerous
17．A．believe B．think C．see
18．A．students B．children C．teachers
19．A．Nobody B．Somebody C．Everybody
20．A．got up B．got on C．got to
21．A．proud B．worried C．frightened
22．A．carefully B．quickly C．quietly
23．A．kept B．avoided C．practiced
24．A．taking down B．falling down C．calming down
25．A．if B．after C．until