I. Listening Comprehension
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank.
Have you ever heard the story of the four-minute mile? For years people believed that it is impossible for a human being to run a mile in less than four minutes until Roger Banister proved it wrong in 1954．Within one year,37 runners broke the belief barrier．And the year after that, 300 other runners did the same thing．
What happens if you put an animal in a pond? Any animal, big or small, will swim its way through．What happens __25__ someone, who does not know how to swim, falls in deep waters? You drown．If an animal who has not learned swimming could escape by swimming, why not you? Because you believe you will drown __26__ the animal does not．
These cases show the power of beliefs．There is no other __27__(powerful) force in directing human behavior than belief．Our beliefs have the power to create and to destroy．
In a way it is our beliefs __28__ determine how much we’ll be able to realize our potential．So pay attention to some of your beliefs．Do you believe you are weak in mathematics? Do you believe that other people dislike you? Do you believe life is full of problems?
Belief is not mysterious, however, it's nothing but the generalization of a past incident．As a kid, if a dog bit you, you believed all dogs to be dangerous．__29__(change) certain behavior, identify the beliefs __30__(associate) with it． Change those beliefs and a new pattern __31__(create)．
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