For most of us,it is not too difficult to correct a mistake.We say we are sorry,promise to 1 differently,and go on with no regrets.This is not 2,though,of some 3 figures whose actions failed.They probably spent their 4 feeling regret.
Napoleon,for example,wasn’t 5 being Emperor of France.He wanted to rule all Europe and,for a time,seemed to 6.In the end,Napoleon“met his Waterloo”。He spent the rest of his life in exile（流放）on Alba.We can only 7 the regret he must have felt 8 on that small island.
At the end of World War II,the Emperor of Japan must have regretted the 9 of Pearl Harbor（珍珠港）。It brought to an end the Emperor’s 10 as a God to his people.It is 11 he did not feel regret for his country’s actions when he learned of the 12 of the atomic（原子的）bomb.He had to feel regret when he had to announce his country’s 13 to his people.
In our 14 country,a President left his office.President Nixon was deeply involved in the Water Gate problem.15 revealing（揭露）the action of his men,he tried to cover up the 16.When it was revealed there were tapes 17 his involvement,he must have felt regret.If he had not tried to cover up the problem,he might never have had to leave office.
It has been 18 for me to correct my mistakes so far.None of my behavior has had 19 effects.I will probably do things I will regret,but not,I hope,anything that cannot be corrected or that has a serious consequence（后果）for 20.
1.A.work B.think C.play D.behave
2.A.true B.so C.same D.right
3.A.powerful B.particular C.historical D.excellent
4.A.times B.days C.periods D.ages
5.A.amazed B.satisfied C.appreciated D.concerned
6.A.win B.succeed C.realize D.occur
7.A.imagine B.detect C.expect D.relate
8.A.left B.missing C.lost D.remaining
9.A.seizing B.taking C.bombing D.exploding
10.A.job B.position C.role D.post
11.A.understandable B.unbelievable C.unfortunately D.unlikely
12.A.leaking B.delivering C.throwing D.dropping
13.A.defeat B.attack C.loss D.fall
14.A.great B.own C.industrial D.hilly
15.A.Thanks to B.Due to C.Instead of D.Except for
16.A.appearance B.state C.condition D.situation
17.A.trying B.testing C.challenging D.proving
18.A.wrong B.exciting C.easy D.usually
19.A.desired B.lasting C.same D.harmless
20.A.others B.myself C.friends D.people
1~5 DACBB 6~10 BAACC 11~15 DDABC 16~20 DDCBA