er 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.
( A )
Most of time black and white appears as opposites. White means light and purity. Black is darkness and evil. But not always. Sometimes the words are used differently.
White hats and black hats represent the traditional meaning of the words. The hats are the symbols of the “good guys” and the “bad guys” in American western movies. Now the tradition of white hats and black hats is no longer a part of movie making. ____25____you still hear the expression when people talk about good guys and bad guys.
A black sheep is a person ___26_____ does things that are not accepted, the violate tradition. A black sheep is rejected____27____ he brings shame to his group. A family may have a member who ___28_____(think)of as a black sheep, a person who is not welcome at family gatherings.
Black ___29_____ (use) in some expressions is described as good things. Being “in the black” for example is a good situation for anyone. It is a business expression that means a company is earning money. When someone says his business is “in the red”, he means it is losing money.
White usually means something good. A “white color” job, for example, is the kind of job many people seek. It is a job where you work at a desk, using your brain __30___ ______your muscles
Sometimes white is used in an expression that is not good. Whitewash is such____31_____expression. At first whitewash meant to paint over something with a white paint to make____32_____look better. But now “whitewash” has a different meaning: to hide or cover up mistakes or failures. ( B )
I was 9 years old when I found out my father was ill. It was 1994, but I can remember ___33_____my mother told me as if it were yesterday: &uot;Kernel, I don't want you to take food from your father, because he has AIDS. Be very careful when you are around him.&uot;
AIDS wasn't something we talked about in my country when I _____34____ (grow) up. From then on, I knew that this would be a family secret. My parents were not together anymore, and my dad lived alone. For a while, he could take care of himself. But when I was 12, his condition got ___35____.(bad) My father's other children lived far away, so it fell to me to took after him.
We ___36_____ not afford all the necessary medicine for him, and because Dad was unable to work, I had no money for school supplies and often couldn't even buy food for dinner. I would sit in class ___37_____ (feel) completely lost, the teacher's words muffled as I tried to figure out how I was going to manage.
I did not share my burden with anyone. I had seen people reacted to AIDS. Kids laughed at classmates who had parents with the disease. And even adults could be cruel. When my father was moved to the hospital, the nurses would leave his food on the bedside __38____ ________ he was too weak to feed himself.