Beethoven never married. As a teacher, he was patient but painstaking; he was ___35___ in piano playing but extravagant in conducting. He was ___36___ absent-minded that once he __37___ on paying a waiter for a dinner he had not eaten or even ordered.
By 1817, he became totally deaf. ___38___ performance stopped, but he continued his creative work. His finest works were __ 39___ after he had lost the power to ___40___ them.
Beethoven?s life ended sadly. After a long illness, he died on March 26, 1827.
31.a. employed b. showed c. enclosed d. denoted
32.a. classical b. instrumental c. musical d. commercial
33. a. recited b. performed c. operated d. manipulated
34.a. until b. after c. before d. by
35.a. noisy b. quiet c. fresh d. friendly
36.a. such b. very c. so d. well
37.a. persisted b. insisted c. pressed d. stressed
38.a. Public b. Private c. Regional d. Provincial
39.a. compassed b. compressed c. comprised d. composed