1. — Are you sure the delegation will come to our school next week?
— _____. The head of it has just emailed me about the departure time of their flight.
A. No wonder B. You bet C. Don’t mention it D. Definitely not
2. — Dad, would you please buy some strawberries for me? I love them.
— I’d like to, but they are not _____ in winter.
A. accustomed B. convenient C. casual D. available
3. — But for your timely warning, we _____ into great trouble.
— Well, you know we’re friends.
A. would get B. must have got C. would have got D. can’t have got
4. When you talk about a person’s _____, you are referring to the country, race, or social class of
their parents or ancestors.
A. origin B. nationality C. generation D. relation
5. His promise _____ he would give away half of the year’s income to the disabled turned out a lie,
_____ made the public feel cheated.
A. which; what B. that; which C. what; which D. which; that
6. The final score of the basketball match was 96-97. We were only _____ beaten.
A. tightly B. slightly C. narrowly D. roughly
7. Mark has come in his raincoat and boots, _____ for rain.
A. preparing B. prepared C. to prepare D. prepares
8. — Did you have a good time last night?
—Yes, I did. It was a long time since I _____ myself.
A. haven’t enjoyed B. didn’t enjoy C. enjoy D. had enjoyed
9. After a day’s hard work, Mary went to the nearby shop to _____ herself to a strawberry ice cream.
A. satisfy B. treat C. provide D. offer
10. So suddenly _____ the disease that the whole family were at a great loss.
A. did he catch B. he caught C. was he caught D. he was caught
11. The doctor will see you again next week. _____, you must rest as much as possible.
A. Somehow B. However C. Meanwhile D. Indeed
12. Mark lives in a big pleasant room ______ approximately 5 meters by 6 meters.
A. measures B. measuring C. to be measured D. having measured
13. Since the baby milk powder was found to be polluted, there has been universal doubt _____ other food products are safe _____.
A. that; to eat B. whether; to be eaten
C. whether; to eat D. that; to be eaten
14. The company has changed some of its working practices _____ complaints and criticism from
A. in respect to B. in return for C. in exchange for D. in response to
15. The viewers will have _____ second chance to watch Voice of China on _____ Channel 4
A. a; the B. the; the C. the; / D. a; /
16. The official website of Beijing Municipal Education Commission has recently published a reform plan to reduce the scores for English to 100 points from the current 150 points, _____ that is bound to cause an overwhelming stir across the country.
A. one B. which C. this D. it
17. Hard work and lack of sleep have ___ __ her beauty and youth in recent years.
A. worn out B. tried out C. made out D. sent out
18. — How is everything going on with you in the UK?
— Quite well. Not so smoothly as I hoped, _____.
A. instead B. though C. either D. too
19. — Do you have any problems when you _____ this job?
— Well, I’m considering the salary and working conditions.
A. offered B. will be offered C. are offered D. offer
20. — We need a room for tonight, and I’d like to take a chance to check in without reservation.
— Don’t you know about the jammed hotels in this season? ______.
A. Better play it safe B. Do as you please
C. No problem D. Think nothing of it
We live in a fast-paced and anxiety-filled world that oftentimes seems to shift beneath our feet. Thus we are sometimes affected by fears or anxiety impacting our life. For as long as I could remember I had struggled with anxiety. After I left university, I made friends with a Moroccan woman at work. One day she invited me to 21 h er and her family back home. I wanted to, but I would have to travel there 22 and I knew we would be in a very rural area. How would I cope with my 23 ?
Then one day it 24 to me that I had a life to live. I could choose to let anxiety 25 me or I could go to Morocco and 26 something different. I was 23 years old and had never been out of the UK alone. The journey to Morocco 27 something inside me. I managed to cope with my anxiety. The sense of 28 was overwhelming and still to this day when I get afraid of going somewhere alone, I remember how 29 it felt when I arrived in Morocco.
Upon arrival I was so 30 for the generous welcome I received. My friend’s family had arranged a welcome party. The people were so loving toward me. As a moment of 31 felt in a faraway village, this reminded me that I was “good enough”, which helped to 32 my anxiety.
Waking up the next day, in the morning light, I saw the area where we were. I was 33 by how rural it was – and the realization that these people had very few 34 .
In the days afterwards, I traveled around Morocco. We went to Marrakesh and 35 the Atlas mountains. We had the most amazing food – lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
At the end of my 36 something inside me had changed. I realized I had not felt anxious for nearly two weeks.[来源:学_科_网Z_X_X_K]
Experiencing a different culture far away from home helped me to realize what is important in life, what really 37 , and with that my anxiety 38 . When I returned home I was much more active in 39 my anxiety. Working with people, helping them 40 their anxiety, is how I can share the love I found in Morocco.
21. A. send B. consult C. call D. visit
22. A. alone B. soon C. free D. safe
23. A. work B. curiosity C. homesickness D. worries
24. A. appeared B. hit C. struck D. occurred
25. A. impress B. control C. reach D. persuade
26. A. enjoy B. experience C. take D. experiment
27. A. changed B. moved C. supported D. impressed
28. A. achievement B. fear C. disappointment D. embarrassment
29. A. good B. ashamed C. afraid D. proud
30. A. sorry B. confused C. confident D. thankful
31. A. doubt B. luck C. love D. surprise
32. A. improve B. hold C. protect D. reduce
33. A. inspired B. moved C. pleased D. shocked
34. A. lands B. difficulties C. resources D. friends
35. A. discovered B. explored C. examined D. recognized
36. A. opportunity B. rush C. stay D. life
37. A. rules B. exists C. matters D. hurts
38. A. disappeared B. expanded C. remained D. removed
39. A. expressing B. challenging C. forgetting D. remembering
40. A. drop B. notice C. pass D. overcome
October 15, 1970 was declared International W hite Cane Safety Day (IWCSD) for the first time by the President of the International Federation of the Blind (IFB). This date was adopted at the first convention of the IFB, held in Colombo on October 4, 1969. The object of the exercise is to enable the general public to have a better understanding of blindness and visual handicap, and to make people more aware of the white cane as a mobility aid.
Peguilly d’Herbemont was born on 25th June 1888 into an old French noble family of the same name. In her youth she led the conventional and protected existence, lack of great activity, of a girl from a “good family”, an existence reminding of the life of the aristocracy(贵族) before the French Revolution. She never visited a public school, but was educated by German and English governesses and nuns. Her movements were restricted and were mainly confined to the family positions in Paris and Belgium, but she spent most of her time at the castle of Charmois not far from Verdun.
In the process of helping individual blind people across the road, Peguilly d’Herbemont was made aware by narrow scrapes(刮擦) which almost led to accidents, of the dangerous situation of the visually impaired brought about by the steadily increasing traffic on the roads. She first spoke about measures to protect the blind against street hazards to her mother in 1930, but she was of the opinion that it was unfit for a lady of good society to create a public outcry and advised her to stick to the transcription of books, a popular pastime of ladies of rank at the time.
But the idea did not leave her. The urgent wish to encourage the integration(成为一体) of the blind into society by providing them with a means of moving about more freely without endangering others, and at the same time attracting the attention of passers-by ready to offer assistance, caused her to take the unusual step of writing to the editor of the Paris daily Echo de Paris in which she suggested issuing the blind of the Paris region with white sticks similar to those used by the traffic police.
The editor took up the idea, published it in November 1930 and saw to it that the relevant authorities acted with atypical speed. Thus it was that the white cane received official backing, and on 7th February 1931.
41. The underlined words “the exercise” here refer to _____.
A. the founding of the IFB B. the declaration of IWCSD
C. the convention of the IFB D. the first convention of the IFB
42. Which of the following is true about Peguilly d’Herbemont?
A. She led a typical aristocrat life when she was young.
B. Though she could travel around Europe, she spent most time at Charmois.
C. She was taught German and English at a public school.
D. She worried about possible street hazards for the blind, witnessing many traffic accidents.
43. _____ gave her the white cane idea.
A. Her concern about the dangerous situation for the blind caused by the increasing traffic
B. The accident she had when helping blind people across the road
C. The scrapes she got when crossing the road
D. Her urgent wish to integrate into society together with the blind
44. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Peguilly d’Herbemont’s mother didn’t want her to draw the public’s attention.
B. It was common for people to write to newspapers to voice their opinion at the time.
C. Peguilly’s strong desire to help the blind made her not a looker-on but an advocate.
D. The editor contributed a lot to the declaration of International White Cane Safety Day.
45. This passage mainly wants to tell us _____.
A. Peguilly d’Herbemont’s achievements
B. how to care for the blind
C. the function of the white cane
D. how International White Cane Safety Day came into being
Some say college is wasted on the young. So many of us look back at our own college years and realize what we could have done differently to make the most of them. While we can’t go back, we certainly can offer our sons and daughters our best advice to help them make the right choices in college. Hopefully, they will have fewer regrets than we do. Following are five guidelines parents can share with their college-bound kids to put the whole experience in perspective.
EDUCATION IS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY
As soon as you arrive on campus, there will be competing interests. Feel free to check them out but always remember that you are there first and foremost for your education. Go to class prepared and on time. Be engaged during class. Make sure your professor knows you and realizes that you care.
There are many layers of responsibility. Do what you say you will do and, if you can’t, own up to it early and communicate clearly. But being responsible isn’t just about meeting your commitments; it is also about taking care of you, your body, and your friends. For example, more than 1800 college students die annually from alcohol-related injuries. Look out for yourself and other people. Make moderate, sensible decisions so you aren’t reeling from the consequences later.
TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY
Incredible opportunities will present themselves: studying abroad, interning at a unique place, trying new things. Don’t let fear prevent you from taking advantage of them. There may never be so much time or as many resources devoted to your betterment again in your life. Say yes to opportunities that will help you grow.
FIND AND BE A MENTOR
Some of the best lessons available to us can come outside of the classroom in the form of a mentor. One of the most powerful growth opportunities is being a mentor. Early on, find someone on campus who you feel can help you grow and develop a relationship with him or her. Also find someone for you to mentor. You will reinforce and enrich your own learning experience by teaching someone else.
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It is natural to occasionally feel you want to quit, when it makes more sense to you to go find a full-time job. Resist that urge. As Jocelyn Negron-Rios, a mother of two, who is currently completing her degree, advises, “No matter how difficult it seems, keep at it because however insurmountable it feels now multiply that by 10,000 and that is how it feels when you are in your thirties with a full-time job and a family and are trying to pursue a degree.”
46. According to the passage, the most important thing for college students is ______.
A. taking part in different activities
B. working hard to get a degree
C. seizing every chance to try new things
D. improving themselves by learning from the others
47. Which of the following about college life is true?
A. Passing on what you’ve learned in college can help you enrich your learning experience.
B. Make sure that you are responsible for yourself rather than others.
C. Professors will not assess your performances in class but the grades you get in exams.
D. You can make full use of the opportunity whenever you want.
48. What can we infer from the words said by Jocelyn in the last paragraph?
A. Persistence is the key to success when you meet with difficulties in your learning process.
B. It is better if you gain more working experience before you finish your education.
C. As long as you work hard, you can gain a degree even when you are in your thirties.
D. Youth is the best time to learn since you have less burden.
49. What is the main purpose of the passage?
A. To give some rules for the college students.
B. To call on the students to make full use of college years.
C. To summarize some tips for parents to share with their children.
D. To analyze the benefits and difficulties of college life.
Women who own cats are more likely to have mental health problems and kill themselves because they can be infected by a common parasite that can be caught from cat litter, a study has found.
Researchers found women infected with the Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) parasite(刚地弓形虫), which is spread through contact with cat waste or eating undercooked meat or unwashed vegetables, are at increased risk of attempting suicide.
The study involved more than 45,000 women in Denmark. About a third of the world’s population is infected with the parasite, which hides in cells in the brain and muscles, often without producing symptoms.
The infection, which is called toxoplasmosis(弓形虫病), has been linked to mental illness, such as schizophrenia(精神分裂症), and changes in behavior.
The study’s senior author Doctor Teodor Postolache, an associate professor of psychiatry(精神病学) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the United States, said, “We can’t say with certainty that T. gondii caused the women to try to kill themselves, but we did find a predictive association between the infection and suicide attempts later in life that deserves additional studies.”
Doctor Albert Reece, vice president of medical affairs at the University of Maryland, said, “T. gondii infection is a major public health problem around the world, and many people don’t realize they’re infected.
“Dr Postolache is a leading expert on suicide neuroimmunology(神经免疫学). Suicide is a critically important mental health issue. About one million people commit suicide and another 10 million attempt suicide worldwide each year. We hope that this type of research will one day help us find ways to save many lives that now end too early in suicide.”
Dr. Postolache’s research team at the University of Maryland was the first to report a connection between T. gondii and suicidal behavior in 2009. He is cooperating with researchers in Denmark, Germany and Sweden to confirm and investigate the way leading to this association.
The T. gondii parasite thrives in the intestines of cats, and it is spread through their waste. All warm-blooded animals can become infected through contact with it. Humans can become infected by changing their infected cats’ litter boxes, eating unwashed vegetables, drinking water from a polluted source, or by eating undercooked or raw meat.
Not washing kitchen knives after preparing raw meat before handling another food item also can lead to infection. Pregnant women can pass the parasite directly to their unborn babies and are advised not to change cat litter boxes to avoid possible infection.
Babies don’t produce antibodies to T. gondii for thre e months after they are born, so the antibodies present in their blood represented infection in the mothers. The scientists studied Danish health patients to determine if any of these women later attempted suicide, including cases of violent suicide attempts which may have involved guns, sharp instruments and jumping from high place s.
The study found that women infected with T. gondii were one and a half times more likely to attempt suicide compared to those who were not infected, and the risk seemed to rise with increasing levels of the T. gondii antibo dies.
Dr Postolache noted limitations to the study, such as the inability to determine the cause of the suicidal behavior.
The findings were published online in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
50. The objects of the research are women from _____.
A. Demark B. the USA C. Germany D. Sweden
51. The common way which is more likely to be infected with the disease is _____.
A. to eat unwashed vegetables or undercooked meat
B. to cle an a place where a cat once lived for a time
C. to pass the infection to her unborn baby during a woman’s pregnancy
D. to reuse kitchen tools which have been used to cut raw meat
52. What is the consequence if a woman is infected with the parasite in the passage?
A. Having a high fever. B. Doing deliberate self-harm.
C. Keeping a depressed mood. D. Becoming bad tempered.
53. What can be inferred from the passage?
A. Women have a higher risk to be infected by the parasite than men.
B. The result of the research may help the scientists to find ways to stop suicide in advance.
C. The scientists will continue their research into the possible connection.
D. The risk of being infected seems to rise with the decreasing levels of the antibodies.
54. Which of the following statements would probably be the best title of the passage?
A. Why are women more likely to commit suicide?
B. Women should keep away from cats.
C. Ways found to deal with women’s mental problems.
D. Are women who own cats at a suicide risk?
On his bench in Madison Square Soapy moved uneasily, and he realized the fact that the time had come for him to provide against the coming winter.
The winter ambitions of Soapy were not of the highest. In them there were no dreams of Mediterranean voyages or blue Southern skies. Three months on the Island was what his soul desired. Three months of assured board and bed and good company, safe from north winds seemed to Soapy the most desirable thing.
Just as the more fortunate New Yorkers had bought their tickets to Palm Beach each winter, Soapy had made his arrangements for his annual journey to the Island. And now the time had come.
There were many institutions of charity in New York where he might receive lodging and food, but to Soapy’s proud spirit the gifts of charity were undesirable. You must pay in humiliation of spirit for everything received at the hands of mercy. So it was better to be a guest of the law.
Soapy, having decided to go to the Island, at once set about accomplishing his desire. He left his bench and went up Broadway. He stopped at the door of a glittering cafe. He was shaven and his coat was decent. If he could reach a table in the restaurant, the portion of him that would show above the table would raise no doubt in the waiter’s mind. A roasted duck, with a bottle of wine, a cigar and a cup of coffee would be enough. Such a dinner would make him happy, for the journey to his winter refuge.
But as Soapy entered the restaurant door, the head waiter’s eye fell upon his shabby trousers and old shoes. Strong hands pushed him in silence and haste out into the street.
Some other way of entering the desirable refuge must be found.
At a corner of Sixth Avenue Soapy took a stone and sent it through the glass of a glittering shop window. People came running around the corner, a policeman at the head of them. Soapy stood still, with his hands in his pockets, and smiled at the sight of the policeman.
“Where is the man that has done that?” asked the policeman.
“Don’t you think that I have had something to do with it?” said Soapy, friendly.
The policeman paid no attention to Soapy. Men who break windows don’t remain to speak with policemen. They run away. He saw a man running and rushed after him, stick in hand. Soapy, disgusted, walked along, twice unsuccessful.
On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant for people with large appetites and modest purses. Soapy entered this place without difficulty. He sat at a table and ate beefsteak and pie. And then he told the waiter he had no money.
“Go and call a cop,” said Soapy. “And don’t keep a gentleman waiting.”
“No cop for you,” said the waiter. “Hey!”
Then Soapy found himself lying upon his left ear on the pavement. He arose with difficulty, and beat the dust from his clothes. Arrest seemed a rosy dream. The Island seemed far away.
After another unsuccessful attempt to be arrested for harassing a young woman, Soapy went further toward the district of theatres.
When he saw a policeman standing in front of a glittering theatre, he thought of “disorderly conduct”. On the sidewalk Soapy began to sing drunken songs at the top of his voice. He danced, cried, and otherwise disturbed the peace.
The policeman turned his back to Soapy, and said to a citizen, “It is one of the Yale boys celebrating their football victory. Noisy, but no harm.”
Sadly, Soapy stopped his useless singing and dancing. The Island seemed unattainable. He buttoned his thin coat against the north wind.
In a cigar store he saw a well-dressed man who had set his silk umbrella by the door. Soapy entered the store, took the umbrella, and went out with it slowly. The man with the cigar followed hastily.
“My umbrella,” he said.
“Oh, is it?” said Soapy. “Well, why don’t you call a policeman? I took your umbrella! Why don’t you call a cop? There stands one on the corner.”
The umbrella owner slowed his steps. Soapy did likewise. The policeman looked at them curiously.
“Of course,” said the umbrella man, “well, you know how these mistakes occur…if it’s your umbrella I hope you’ll excuse me – I picked it up this morning in a restaurant – if it’s yours, I hope you’ll…”
“Of course it’s mine,” said Soapy.
The ex-umbrella man retreated. The policeman hurried to help a well-d ressed woman across the street.
Soapy threw the umbrella angrily. He was angry with the men who wear helmets and carry clubs. They seemed to regard him as a king who could do no wrong.
At last Soapy stopped before an old church on a quiet corner. Through one window a soft light glowed, where, the organist played a Sunday anthem. For there came to Soapy’s ears sweet music that caught and held him at the iron fence.
The moon was shining; cars and pedestrians were few; birds twittered sleepily under the roof. And the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends.
The influence of the music and the old church produced a sudden and wonderful change in Soapy’s soul. He thought of his degraded days, dead hopes and wrecked faculties.
And also in a moment a strong impulse moved him to battle with his desperate fate. He would pull himself out of this pit; he would make a man of himself again. Those sweet notes had set up a revolution in him. Tomorrow he would be somebody in the world. He would…
Soapy felt a hand on his arm. He looked quickly around into the broad face of a policeman.
“What are you doing here?”
“Then come along,” said the policeman.
“Three months on the Island,” said the Judge the next morning.
55. Soapy regarded the Island as his winter ambition because _____.
A. he wanted to go on Mediterranean voyages and enjoy blue Southern skies
B. he wanted to spend the cold winter somewhere warm other than New York
C. he wanted to be put into prison to survive the coming winter
D. he wanted to buy a ticket to the Island to spend the cold winter
56. Which of the following is the reason for Soapy’s not turning to charity?
A. His pride gets in the way.
B. What the institutions of charity offer isn’t what Soapy needs.
C. He wants to be a citizen who obeys the law.
D. The institutions of charity are not located on the island.
57. How many times did Soapy try to accomplish his desire?
A. 4. B. 5. C. 6. D. 7.
58. From the passage, we can see what the two restaurants have in common is that _____.
A. they are bo th fancy upper class restaurants
B. neither of them served Soapy
C. they both drove Soapy out of the restaurant after he finished his meal
D. neither of them called cops
59. Hearing the Sunday anthem at the church, Soapy _____.
A. was reminded of his good old days and wanted to play the anthem again
B. was reminded of his unaccomplished ambition and was determined to get to the Island
C. was reminded of his disgraceful past and determined to transform himself
D. was reminded of his rosy dream and wished to realize it
60. By ending the story this way, the author means to _____.
A. show that one always gets what he/she wants with enough efforts[来源:学科网]
B. make a contrast and criticize the sick society
C. surprise readers by proving justice was done after all
D. put a tragic end to Soapy’s life and show his sympathy for Soapy
A. They admit their mistakes.
B. They are open to criticism.
C. They are willing to learn.
D. They’re in charge of their emotions.
E. They apologize when needed.
F. They are generous with compliments.
We all see and hear about extraordinary people around us and wonder why can’t we be more like them? Sometimes we chuck that notion as absurd and unachievable. I would say not so fast. It’s not the big things that make someone extraordinary. It’s the small things. Things over a period of time have the power to radically change your life. They become extraordinary by making a difference in someone’s life. Here are some of the things extraordinary people do every day:
Just because you’re the boss, it doesn’t mean you are right every time. It doesn’t mean you have the best ideas. Learn to back up your ideas or decisions with reason. Use logic to explain things, not authority. By doing this your decisions might invite criticism, but you will also get an opportunity to improve.
My friend’s boss made a huge mistake by tying up with an event management company. The whole purpose of the tie-up was to promote his company but it failed miserably. Instead of defending his idea and carrying on as if nothing happened, he apologized to the team for not including them in the decision making. It’s OK to admit you were wrong. You will not only gain the respect of your team mates, you will also gain credibility.
Remember the time, say in school or at work when you worked really hard but got nothing in return. Not even a thank you. It hurts when your efforts are not recognized. So every chance you get to praise someone, do it. A simple “That was some great work, keep it up,” can go a long way in making the employee feel great about themselves. A compliment can have a positive impact on their lives. Your team/family will love you for it.
We all make mistakes, but what makes a person big is when he is ready to apologize. Don’t try to hide behind excuses: “I didn’t mean to say it, it just happened.” “I was irritated with such and such person so…” No. Don’t try to shift blame. Just come right out and say you’re sorry.
Sometimes it is very important to stay mum. Especially when you’re angry or irritated or bitter, you don’t want to end up saying things you didn’t really mean to. So they take their time, they process their emotions, think back to what happened, and then come to a decision about how to tackle it. Before you say anything, consider other’s feelings. Never be rash with words or actions.
注意: 1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;
Once a king asked an artist to paint a picture for him. He told the artist he didn’t want to any shadows in the picture, just sunshine, but the artist did so. When the king saw the finish picture, he was disappointed. Without shadows, everything in the picture looked flat and real. The point of the story was that we need both shadows and sunshine to have a completely picture, just as we need both rain and sun to have living world. People, too, need both sadness and happiness. We often learn important lesson during sad times. So when we feel sad, we should try to stop and think about that we might learn of the experience.
请以“One person I’m grateful to”为题，用英语写一篇100—120个词的短文，记述一个你认为值得感谢的人。要求如下：
One Person I’m Grateful to
1-5 BDCAB 6-10 CBDBA 11-15 CBCDD 16-20 AABCA
21-25 DADDB 26-30 BAAAD 31-35 CDDCB 36-40 CCABD
41-45 BAABD 46-49 BADC 50-54 ABBCD 55-60 CACDCB
1. want to 去掉 to 2. but 改成and 3. finish 改成finished 4. real 改成unreal
5. was改成 is 6. completely改成 complete 7. li ving world 前加 a
8. lesson 改成 lessons 9. that 改成what 10. of改成from
One possible version:
We are supposed to be grateful to people who are always there with us because they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
My English teacher is such a great soul, to whom I owe many thanks. During the previous study, my biggest flaw must come to carelessness, which worried me a lot. To make matters worse, I was too anxious to seek the fundamental reason for my failure. I just dedica ted myself to huge amounts of practice, regardless of repeated mistakes. Fortunately, my teacher noticed it and offered to have a long talk with me. Having been persuaded to change my attitude, I finally got the right way to rid myself of carelessness and gained confidence as well.
I am grateful to my English teacher for all the support he has given me, which has made me stronger and a better person.