It’s a problem that many teenagers have to deal with. Call it “lack of confidence”, or call it “low self-esteem”, it__1__ the same thing.
Lack of confidence is __2__thing. It robs you of chances in life. It __3__your time. It causes feelings that__4__you.
If you are one of the huge army of teenagers who lack confidence, take this chance to__5__the way you look at__6__and the world.
You are a human being. You have__7__and you have weaknesses. You have talents and you have faults. In this, you are the same as __8__else. You are just as __9__as other people.
Maybe you are looking around, thinking, “That can’t be__10__. He has so much natural athletic talent, and she’s so intelligent (聪明的).” It may be true. __11__what you are also thinking is, “And I have__12__of that.”
But there is only one real __13__ between you and them. They have found and accepted and started showing their talents, but you have not. You need to __14__ to accept.
__15__ that things go wrong. They go wrong for __16__ but they also go wrong for other people too. It __17__ to everyone.
Confident people dig through problems, rebuild and move on. Unconfident people__18__can’t get out of it. __19 __ look at your potential(潜力) for success in the future__20__your failures. Then you’ll feel confident!
1. A. introduces B. suggests
C. means D. insists
2. A. a terrible B. a common
C. an ordinary D. a natural
3. A. saves B. costs
C. wastes D. takes
4. A. pleases B. hurts
C. controls D. surrounds
5. A. take B. direct C. change D. stop
6. A. success B. work C. life D. yourself
7. A. lengths B. strengths
C. powers D. forces
8. A. someone B. everyone
C. nobody D. everything
9. A. lucky B. good C. strong D. healthy
10. A. right B. natural
C. necessary D. important
11. A. And B. But C. Or D. While
12. A. all B. most C. none D. part ......