Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
Many people believe that passion and commitment are the foundations of strong romantic relationships. But a relationship is made of two __ 26 __ individuals. And the personality traits（特性）these individuals __ 27 __ or lack can often make a relationship more—or less—likely to __ 28 __ . Recent research has found that one trait in particular—humility（谦逊）—is an important indicator of successful relationships.
Humility can sometimes be __ 29 __ with a lack of confidence. But researchers have come to realize that being humble generally indicates the __ 30 __ of deeply admirable personal qualities. Being humble means you have the ability to accurately __ 31 __ your deficiencies without denying your skills and strengths. For example, you might recognize that you are intelligent, but realize that you are not a __ 32 __ . Thus, humility leads to an honest view of one's own advantages and shortcomings. Humble people do not ignore, avoid, or try to deny their limits or deficiencies. They can __ 33 __ mistakes, see value in things that are far from perfect and identify areas for improvement.
Perhaps it is not __ 34 __ , then, that humility appears to be a huge asset to relationships. One study found that people tend to rate this quality __ 35 __ in their spouse. The study also found that someone who is humble is more likely to initiate a romantic relationship, perhaps because they are less likely to see themselves as “too good” for someone else. Thus, a humble partner might be your ideal partner.
许多人相信激情和承诺是恋爱关系稳固的基础。但一段关系是由两个  独特的个体组成的。而这些个体所  拥有或缺乏的个性特征往往会使一段关系更有可能或不太可能  持续下去。最近的研究发现，尤其有一种特质——谦逊——是成功的恋爱关系的重要指标。
谦逊有时会被  误认为缺乏自信。但研究人员已经意识到，谦逊通常意味着  拥有令人钦佩的个人品质。谦逊意味着你有能力准确  评估自己的不足，而不否认自己的技能和优势。例如，你可能认识到自己很聪明，但也明白自己不是  天才。因此，谦逊会使人诚实地看待自己的优点和缺点。谦逊的人不会忽视、回避或试图否认自己的局限或不足。他们会  承认错误，看到远非完美的事物的价值，并找出需要改进的地方。
那么，谦逊看起来是恋爱关系中的一笔巨大财富就没什么  奇怪的了。一项研究发现，人们往往对配偶的这种品质评价  很高。研究还发现，谦逊的人更有可能开始一段恋情，这可能是因为他们不太可能认为别人配不上自己。因此，一个谦逊的伴侣可能是你的理想伴侣。