Mrs Black lives in a small village. Her husband is dead. Her son, Jack, lived with her. He worked in a shop in the village, but then he found a job in town named Greensea. He went to live there. Mrs Black was very angry. She got on a train and went to see her son. Then she said to him, "Jack, why do you never telephone me?"
Jack laughed, "But, mother, you haven't got a telephone. ""No. "she answered, "I haven't, but you have got one. "
1. The old Black ______.
A. is dead B. lives with his wife
C. went to a small village D. worked in a shop
2. Jack lived with his mother______he worked in the village.
A. before B. when C. after D. so
3. Greensea is _________.
A. a big city B. a small village C. a town D. a man's name
4. Jack didn't phone his mother because ______.
A. he had no phone B. he was very busy
C. his mother had no phone D. he went home every day
5. Jack's mother was very angry because ______.
A. Jack didn't want to ring her up
B. Jack had a telephone but she hadn't
C. she didn't know how to make a telephone
D. she didn't know she couldn't be called
KEY: 1. A 2. B 3. C 4. C 5. D
the U. S. A.
There are fifty states in the United States. The largest in population is California, the largest in area is Alaska. Alaska is the smallest in population and Rhode Island is the smallest in size. The oldest states are the ones along the Atlantic coast. The newest states are Alaska and Hawaii. Alaska is also the coldest state. California and Florida are the warmer. Henry and his family live in Seattle, a big city, on the Pacific coast. But Los Angeles and San Francisco, also on the Pacific coast, are larger than Seattle. Henry's cousin, Susan, lives in New York. It is the largest city in the United States. Thousands of people visit New York each year. The most important city in the United States is Washington, D. C. It is the capital, but it is much smaller than New York.
1. How many states are there in the U. S. A. ?
B. Forty- Five.
2. Which state is the largest in population?
D. Los Angeles.
3. Which state is the oldest, the newest, and the smallest in population?
A. Rhode Island.
C. San Francisco.
4. Which of the following is true?
A. The oldest states are the ones along the Pacific coast.
B. Washington is the most important and the largest city.
C. New York is the largest city in the United States.
D. Henry's cousin lives in the Seattle.
5. Why is Washington, D. C. the most important American city?
A. it is the largest city
B. it is the largest in population
C. it is the most beautiful city
D. it is the capital of the United States
KEY: 1. C 2. A 3. D 4. C 5. D
a London taxi driver
This is a talk by a London taxi(出租车)driver.
"I've been a taxi driver for nearly ten years. Most London taxi drivers have their own taxis." "It's a nice job most of time. you meet a lot of people. I always work at night, because there is too much traffic during the day. I live twenty miles(英里)outside London and I go to work at 5:30 in the afternoon."
"I usually go home between 2 and 3 in the morning."
"Some very strange things happened late at night .The other day I was taking a woman home from a party .She had her little dog with her. When we got to her house, she found that she had lost her key. So I waited in the car with the dog while she climbed in through the windows." "I waited and waited. After half an hour of ringing the bell I decided to find out what was going on .I tied the dog to a tree and started to climb in through the window. The next thing I knew was that the police came. They thought I was a thief(小偷)。
Luckily the woman came downstairs(下楼)。She must have gone to sleep and forgotten about me and the dog!"
1.The driver always worked at night because it was easier to _____.
A. drive B. make money ? C. climb in through the window D. meet a lot of people
2.The woman climbed in through the window because _____.
A. she wanted to have a sleep
B. her husband didn't open the door for her
C. she didn't want to pay the driver
D. she couldn't find her key
3.The story happened _____.
A. early in the morning B. late at night
C.20 miles outside London D. near the police station
4.Which of the following is wrong?
A. The driver worked until between 2 and 3 in the morning.
B. The police made a mistake.
C. The woman had no money to pay the driver.
D. The woman had forgotten about the driver and the dog.
5.The driver climbed in through the window to
A. get money from the woman
B. return the dog to the woman
C. see what was happening in the house
D. phone the police
KEY: 1-5 ADBCC