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(2015•天津)My fiancé(未婚夫) and I were excited about shopping for our first home.But our funds were __1__，and none of the houses in our price range seemed satisfactory.
One agent __2__ a house in particular.Although her description sounded wonderful，the price was __3__ our range，so we declined.But she kept urging us to have a look __4__.
We finally did and it was __5__ at first sight.It was Our Home，small and charming，overlooking a quiet lake.Walking through the rooms and talking with the owners，a nice elderly couple，we felt the warmth and __6__ of the marriage within that home.As perfect as it was，the price remained too high for us.But every day，we would sit by the lake，looking at the house and dreaming of __7__ it would be like to live there.
Days later，we made a(n) __8__—far below the asking price.Surprisingly，they didn't __9__us.They renewed their offer __10__.It was also much more than we could afford，but far __11__ than the original asking price.
The next day，we got a __12__ message that another buyer had offered a much higher price.Even so，we decided to talk with the __13__ directly.We made our final offer，which __14__ was thousands of dollars less than the other buyer's bid.We knew it，__15__ we had to try.
“Sold！” said the owner.Then he __16__：He's seen us sitting by the lake all those times；he knew how much we loved the place and that we'd __17__ the years of work they had put into their home；he realized he would take a __18__ by selling it to us，but it was worthwhile；we were the people they wanted to live there.He told us to consider the __19__ in the price “an early wedding present”．
That's how we found our home and how I learned that when people are __20__，they are not strangers，only friends we haven't yet met.
答案 B [根据前面的But和后面的“none of the houses in our price range seemed satisfactory.”可知，我们的钱很有限，在我们价格范围内的房子都令人不满意。limited有限的，不多的，符合语境。]
答案 A [由下句her description可知，房屋经纪人特别向我们推荐了一所房子。recommend推荐，介绍，符合语境。]
答案 C [根据后面的so we declined可知，这所房子的价格超出了我们的承受范围。beyond (表示范围)超出，非……所能及。]
4．A.at least B．at most
C．at times D．at hand
答案 A [但她力劝我们至少去看一看。at least至少，符合语境。at most最多；at times有时；at hand在手边，在附近，即将来临。]
答案 C [根据后面的“It was Our Home，small and charming...”可知，我们对这所房子一见钟情。]
答案 B [根据前面的warmth和后面的of the marriage可知，在这所房子里我们感受到了婚姻的温暖和幸福。]
答案 D [梦想着生活在那里是什么样子。分析句子结构可知，此空格处引导介词of的宾语从句，且在从句中作be like的宾语，故选what。]
答案 B [由下文“They renewed their offer...”可知，几天后，我们出价了，但远远低于要价。make an offer出价，符合语境。下文“We made our final offer...”也是提示。]
9．A.come across B．look after
C．depend on D．laugh at
答案 D [根据Surprisingly可知，我们出价太低，但他们没有嘲笑我们(异想天开)，这令我们感到很惊讶。]
答案 A [他们没有嘲笑我们，而是修改了价格。instead反而，却，符合语境。]
答案 C [这一价格仍然远远超出我们的承受能力，但比原来的要价少多了。]
答案 B [根据后面的“another buyer had offered a much higher price”可知，这是一个令人失望的消息。]
答案 D [谈价格当然要找房子的主人。下文“‘Sold！’ said the owner.”也是提示。]
答案 B [我们最终的出价仍然比另一个购买者的出价低好几千美元。]
答案 D [我们明白这一点，但我们必须尽力争取一下。前后之间为转折关系，故用but连接两个并列句。]
答案 D [根据后面的内容可知，他卖给了我们，然后解释其中的原因。]
答案 C [他知道我们很喜爱这所房子，我们将会赏识他们为这所房子所付出的劳动。appreciate欣赏，赏识，重视，符合语境。check检查，核对；analyze分析；ignore不理，忽视。]
答案 A [我们的出价比另一个买家低，所以把房子卖给我们他会有金钱上的损失。]
答案 B [他让我们把这个差价当作“提前的结婚礼物”。difference差别，差额，符合语境。]
答案 A [当人们友好的时候，他们不是陌生人，只是我们还没有认识的朋友。]
4．price range 定价区间，价格范围
5．make an offer 出价
My fiancé(未婚夫) and I were __1__ (excite)about shopping for our first home.But our funds were __2__ (limit)，and none of the houses in our price range seemed satisfactory.
One agent recommended a house __3__ particular.Although her description sounded wonderful，the price was beyond our range，__4__ we declined.But she kept urging us to have a look at least.
We finally did and it was love at first sight.It was Our Home，small and charming，overlooking a quiet lake.__5__ (walk)through the rooms and talking with the owners，__6__ nice elderly couple，we felt the warmth and happiness of the marriage within that home.As perfect as it was，the price remained too high for us.But every day，we would sit by the lake，__7__ (look)at the house and dreaming of __8__ it would be like to live there.
答案 1.excited 2.limited 3.in 4.so 5.Walking 6.a 7.looking 8.what
1．Even so，we decided to talk to the owners directly.
2．He realized he would take a loss by sell it to us，but it was worthwhile.
3．It was also much more than we could afford，but far fewer than the original asking price.
答案 1.第二个to→with 2.sell→selling 3.fewer→less
Although her description sounded wonderful，the price was beyond our range，so we declined.
分析：although引导让步状语从句，主句是the price was beyond our range；so 是并列连词，引导并列从句。
1．But every day，we would sit by the lake，looking at the house and dreaming of what it would be like to live there.
2．That's how we found our home and how I learned that when people are kind，they are not strangers，only friends we haven't yet met.
那就是我们如何找到我们的家，如何知道当人友善的时候他们不是陌生人，他们是我们还没有遇到的朋友。 文 章来
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