(1) Ryan Ruby is ten years old．He loves to watch TV．But for one full year，he didn't watch TV at all ． Why ？ Ryan's mother thought he watched too much TV ． She said she would give him
＄ 600 if he didn't watch TV for a year.At first Ryan's mother was very happy．Ryan read the newspaper，played outside，played computer games,and played cards with his brother． But after a while， he got bored （厌烦） ． Every evening he asked his mother， “What're we going to do tonight？Sometimes his mother wished he would watch TV just for one evening． Ryan always said， “No， it would cost （花） me money ！ Finally， the year was over． Then Ryan started watching his favourite TV shows all day long again. Ryan got the money from his mother．“I want to buy myself a TV set!”he said． 1）Ryan didn't watch TV for one year because his TV didn't work． （ ） 2）Ryan's mother gave him ＄600 at last． （ ） 3）Ryan thought if he watched TV for one evening，he would not get all of the ＄600． （ ） 4）Ryan wouldn't watch TV any more． （ ） 5）Ryan wanted to buy his mother a new TV set． （ ） (2) In 1995，Ray Kroc visited a small restaurant in California．The owner of it was the McDonald （麦当劳）brothers.They built it by the road，so people could drive up to the restaurant， buy food without getting out of their cars and drive away easily． They called it “drive－in” restaurant.Ray Kroc saw the bright future of the restaurant of this kind． He bought the restaurant and used the brothers' family name for his new restaurant． The first McDonald's restaurant chain（连锁店）was born.Now there are more than 5，000 restaurants in the United States and in 60 other countries．The largest McDonald's restaurant is in Beijing，China．It has 1,000 workers.About seven hundred people can sit and eat there at one time． 1．（ ）Who opened the first McDonald's restaurant chain ？ A．Two brothers． B．Ray Kroc． C．Two brothers' father． D．People in Beijing． 2． （ ）How do you buy food in a“drive－in”restaurant？ A．You don't have to get out of your car． B．You have to get off your car． C．You have to wait for a very long time． D．You don't have to pay for your food． 3．（ ）Why did Ray Kroc buy the two brothers' restaurant ？Because ______ ． A．the two brothers were nice to him B．It was a sm all restaurant C．he wanted to m ake people happy D．it would bring him a lot of money 4．（ ）Where can we find a Mc Donald's restaurant？ A．Only in America． B．All over the world． C．In many parts of the world． D．Everywhere except 60 places． 5． （ ）How many people can sit and eat in the biggest Mc Donald's restaurant at one time？ A．About 60 B．About 700 C．About 1，000 D．About 5，000 (3) A young man could not sleep well every night．He was very worried．One day，he went to see the doctor ． The doctor looked him over carefully ． But there was nothing wrong with him ．The doctor told him to count from one to ten again and again．“Keep doing it until you fall asleep,”the doctor said.After a few days，the young man came to the doctor again．
But to his surprise,the doctor found the young man was even worse than before． “Didn't you count as （按照） I told you？” the doctor asked．“Yes， I did， ” the young man said， “ But every time when I reached eight ， I could not help jumping （ 情 不 自 禁 地 跳 起 来 ） from bed． ” “But why？”the doctor wanted to know． The young man answered， “I am a boxer（拳击运动员） ． ” 1）The young man had to go to see the doctor because ______ ． 2）—Was there anything wrong with the young man ？ —No， ______ ． 3）What did the doctor tell the young man,to do？ ______ ． 4）—Why did the young man come to see the doctor again ？ —Because ______ ． 5）The young man could not help jumping from bed when he reached eight because ___ ． (4) Mr Smith was ill and he went to see a doctor．The doctor asked him to put out his tongue （ 舌 头 ） ， and then he said ， “ OK ． You can put your tongue back now ． There's nothing wrong with you ， but I'm afraid you have a problem：you seldom take exercise． ” “ But ， doctor ， ” Mr Smith said ， “ I don't think so ． ” “ Don't tell me what you think ， ” the doctor said， “I know what you need．I see a lot of people like you． None of them get any exercise．They sit in offices all day and in front of the television in the evening．You must walk quickly for at least 20 minutes a day． ” “Doctor,you don't understand,”Mr Smith said.“I take enough exercise every day.” “I don't want to hear any excuse （ 借 口 ） ， ” the doctor said ． “You must find time for exercise ． If you don't ， you will get fat and have health problems． ” “But I walk every day， ”Mr Smith said． “Oh，yes，and I know what kind of walking that is． You walk a few metres to the bus stop from your house，a few more metres from the bus stop to your office,and a few more metres from your office to your dining-room for lunch and back. That's not a real walk．I'm talking about a walk in the park or by the lake for twenty minutes every day． ” “Would you please listen to me，doctor？”Mr Smith said，getting a little angry with his doctor. “I'm a postman,”Mr Smith went on,“and I walk for nearly seven hours every day.” For a moment the doctor was silent（无言的） ， then he said quietly， “Put out your tongue again，will you？” 1．Where did Mr Smith work？ 2．How did the doctor look over Mr Smith？ 3． What did the doctor ask Mr Smith to do？ 4． Did Mr Smith take enough exercise every day？ 5．What do you think of the doctor？ (5) Mr Smith left his car outside his house one night as usual．But when he came out the next morning ， he found his car wasn't there ． He called the police to tell them about it ， and they said they would try to find it． When Mr Smith came home from his office that evening， the car was back again in its usual place in front of his house．He looked it over carefully and found it OK ． But there were two tickets on one of the seats with a letter ． It said ， “We're sorry we used your car．Thank you very much．The tickets are for you．We hope you'll enjoy yourselves． ” The Smiths went to the cinema with the tickets at night． When they got home，they found nearly everything in the house was gone． 1．Mr Smith came out the next morning but he couldn't find his car． （ ）
2．Someone used his car for a day and gave it back the next evening． （ ） 3．The Smiths called the police but they would not like to help them． （ ） 4．The two tickets on the seat showed real sorry to the Smiths． （ ） 5．The thief（小偷）gave Mr Smith two tickets and took away almost everything． （ ） (6) Mr Howe worked in an office．He studied（研究）the old things and sometimes bought some for himself． So he got a lot of money． Eight years ago,when he was sixty-five， he retired （退休） ． He needn't worry about food or clothes ． He was busy before ， but now he has enough time to rest ． He loves playing ping-pong and spends most of his time on t he game ． He had never been ill until he had got a headache one day ． He was taken to a hospital at once ． The doctors looked him over carefully and did their best to save （ 救 ） him but he felt worse and worse.He made his son send for a witch （ 请 巫 婆 来） ．“Do the people in heaven(天堂) play ping-pong,madam?”asked Mr Howe. “I'm sorry I don't know,sir.”answered the witch． “Let me go and ask about it for you.” That evening the witch came and said,“I've just been to heaven,Mr Howe． I've brought two pieces of news to you.One is good and the other is bad.” “Tell me the good news first ， please.” “Most of the people in heaven play ping-pong ， ” said the witch． “But you'll have a game there the day after tomorrow！ ” 1）Mr Howe is seventy-three now． （ ） 2）Mr Howe has little money，so he is poor． （ ） 3）As he rested very well all the time，Mr Howe has never been ill． （ ） 4）The doctors didn't do their best to save Mr Howe，so he felt worse and worse． （ ） 5）The bad news meant（意味着）Mr Howe would die（死）in two days． （ ） (7) Of all the students of Grade Four,Bill is the tallest.He's thirteen， and of course， he's the oldest， too． But he's the worst and the most foolish.He can't answer the easiest questions in class． And he never passes the exams.But the boy is the strongest in his school.Even the boys in higher grades are afraid of him.So he leaves home with an empty bag.When he gets to school,his bag is full of fruit and cakes.Sometimes he brings some home.His mother,Mrs King,is always happy when she sees them．She praises（赞扬）her son ，for she can save some money． This morning ， Mrs ． King went shopping in the market ． She saw an old man selling eggs there ． She chose twe nty-four but paid only for twenty ． The old man was too busy to count （ 数 ） them ． She hurried off and told her husband as soon as he came back for lunch. “How clever you are!” Mr King said happily．And Bill was busy eating the eggs，so he didn't say a word． “What's your favourite food，dear?”asked Mr．King.“Eggs，of course.” The man said, “Can you tell us what can lay eggs?”The boy thought for a while and said， “Hens，ducks，geese（鹅） ． ． ．and． ． ． and mum ！” “Oh？But why？” “I often hear they call me ?BAD EGG?.” 1.( )Bill never passes the exams because _____ ． A．he's the tallest of the children B．he's thirteen C．he doesn 't work hard at his lessons D．he is not the worst in the school 2.( )Why is Bill's bag full of fruit and cakes when he gets to school？
A．He buys them on his way to school． B．He makes the children give them to him ． C．He finds them in the shops． D．His parents buy them for him ． 3.( ) ____，so Mrs．King is happy． A．Bill often saves money for his family B．The children are afraid of Bill C．Bill is stronger and older than any other child D．Bill gets no food without paying any money 4.( )Bill didn't say a word at table because _____ ． A．he was thinking of a problem B．he had to go to school on time C．he was afraid of his father D．he wanted to eat more eggs 5.( )Which of the following is true？ A．Mrs．King can lay eggs． B．People think Bill is very bad． C．Bill wished his mother could lay eggs． D．Bill likes his nickname（绰号）very much． (8) Bill was fourteen years old.He thought he was a young man but his parents thought he was still a boy.They said， “When you begin to think about helping others，you will be a young man． ” One morning ， his parents gave Bill some money to buy milk at the store （ 商 店 ）． He saw an old man there ． The man looked very sick ． Bill went to him and asked ， “Are you all right？”The old man answered， “Yes，but I need something to eat． ” “Then let's go to the restaurant， ”said Bill.When the waiter asked what they wanted， the old man said,“Just a glass of water.”“Do you want anything to eat?”asked the waiter ． The ol d man didn't answer,and Bill asked him,“Have you had your breakfast?” “No，I haven't had any food and I haven't any money because I lost it,”answered the old man． The boy said to the waiter, “My friend wants to have bread and coffee.” “I'm giving you too much trouble,”said the old man ． The old man ate quickly what the waiter ha dbrought him. “I'm fine now,”he said,“I'll never forget your kindness ！ You are a very good young man.” Bill was pleased because the old man thought he was a young man.The waiter came，and to their surprise,he said that the food was a present and it was cheap because it was the birthday of his boss，and they were the first customers（顾客）of the day． 1．Bill was fourteen years old，but he thought that he _________ ． 2．If a boy _________ ，he will be a young man． 3．The old man did not look well because he _________ ． 4．Bill asked the old man to come to the restaurant in order to show that _________ ． 5．Bill paid a little for their meal because it was _________ and they were _________ ． (9)The very forgetful couple Mr and Mrs Long are a very forgetful couple．For example，Mr Long sometimes goes to his office for work on Sunday morning，for he thinks it is Monday.And Mrs Long sometimes forgets to cook supper for the family.One summer they plan to fly to New York for a visit.They get to the airport only ten minutes before the plane leaves. So time is short.But suddenly Mrs Long says she must tell Linda,their daughter,not to forget to lock the front door when she leaves for school in the morning.As Linda is then at school,they can't reach her on her phone.So the couple hurry to the post office.Mrs Long writes a short note to Linda,while Mr Long buys a stamp and an envelope.Soon the note is ready.They hurriedly put the stamp on the envelope and drop it in the mailbox.But suddenly Mrs Long begins to cry.The short note to her daughter is still in her hand ． She has put their plane tickets in the envelope．
1．Mr and Mrs Long often forget to do something． （ ） 2．Mr Long goes to work every day． （ ） 3．Mrs Long never forgets to cook for the family． （ ） 4．The couple want to see their daughter in New York one summer． （ ） 5．The couple post a letter to their daughter when they get to the airport． （ ） (10)Long life A man was selling medicine at a fair(集市).At first he sold bottles of a cure(药剂)for colds（感冒) for just a dollar a bottle. Many people wanted to buy it and the man's young assistant moved quickly through the crowd collecting money and handing out bottles of the cure. Then,when he had a big crowd, the man held up a very small bottle. “And now,ladies and gentlemen,”he shouted, “Here is the medicine you have been waiting for.The cure for old age.Drink just one bottle of this and you will live forever. “And,ladies and gentlemen,”the man continued （ 继 续 ） , “ I'm not going to charge （ 向 ? ? 要 价 ? ? ） you a hundred dollars a bottle for this wonderful medicine．I'm not going to charge you fifty dolla rs a bottle．I'm not going to charge you twenty-five dollars a bottle．Now，ladies and gentlemen， I'm going to charge you just ten dollars a bottle． Think,my friends,for ten dollars you can live forever.Most of the people in the crowd did not believe this.One person shouted, “If it can make you live forever,why don't you drink it? Then an other person cried, “Yes ， you look as if you're at least sixty years old.” “Thank you,sir,thank you,”the man answered, “I'm so glad you said that.My real age is three hundred and twenty-nine.The crowd laughed at this but there were still some people who wanted to believe the man .One of them spoke to the man's assistant as she passed by ， “ Is that true?? he asked. “Is he three hundred and twenty-nine?” “Don't ask me,” the assistant said ， “I've only worked for him for a hundred and fifty years 1.( )What did the man sell at first at the fair？ A．a cure for colds B．bottles C．a cure for old age D．a medicine that made people live forever 2.( )The people didn't believe his medicine could cure old age because ____ ． A．the medicine was too cheap B．the medicine was too expensive C．he looked quite old himself D．he didn't look honest 3.( )How much did the man charge for the cure for old age？ A．one dollar a bottle B．twenty-five dollars a bottle C．ten dollars a bottle D．fifty dollars a bottle 4.( )What does the word “assistant” mean ？ A.仆人 B．朋友 C．同伴 D．助手 5.( )What does this passage really mean？ A.The cure for old age is very useful and not so expensive． B.The man is not honest，and so is his assistant． C.The cheaper the medicine is, more people will buy． D.The two men are very honest，and they would like to help people live forever． (11) Once there was a black and white cat．He was named Tom．One day he was asleep under a tree in the forest ． Suddenly he was awakened by the song of a bird ． Then he felt very hungry ．He wanted to have something good to eat.He looked around.He looked up at the blue sky and looked down at the green grass.Something was moving in the tree.It was a sparrow(麻雀). He talked to the sparrow and asked it to be friends with him.When it came near,he caught the
sparrow.He was going to eat it.The sparrow said,“No gentleman eats his dinner till he has washed his face.” The cat was surprised to hear that.He began to wash his face with his paw, the sparrow flew away.The cat lost dinner , “I will eat first and wash my face afterward.” 1．How did the cat feel to lose his dinner？ 2.What was the cat's name？ 5．Where was the cat？ 3．What did the sparrow ask the cat to wash？ 4．What will the cat do first in the future？ (12) Ted was in trouble.He drove a car for Mr Clark,a rich businessman.He enjoyed his work ， but he couldn't work when he drank too much.Once he almost fell into the river when he drove alo ng the bridge.Mr Clark became very angry and was going to fire （ 开 除 ） him.Ted had a big family and was afraid of this.He decided not to drink any more ． Then Mr ． Clark told him to wait to be dealt with（处理）.One morning Ted came into the office with two badly burned（烧伤的）ears. “What happened to your ears?”asked Mr Clark. “Well,”said Ted. “I went to watch a football match yesterday while my wife was ironing clothes （熨衣服）at home．She had put the iron（熨斗）near the telephone．Our team lost the game and I felt sorry for it.As soon as I went into the sitting room ,the telephone rang and I answered the iron！ “And what happened to the other ear?” “When I put the iron down on the desk,the telephone rang again！” 1.( )____，so he almost drove the car into the river． A.Ted was not careful B.Ted drank too much C.Ted didn't see clearly D.Ted drove quite fast 2.( )Ted was afraid to ____ ． A．stop drinking B．answer the telephone C．lose his job D．stop smoking 3.( )We can guess ____ ． A.Ted drank too much after the match B．Ted was angry with his team C.Ted didn't drink any more D．Ted watched the game in his office 4.( )The ____ badly burned Ted's ears． A．telephone B．TV set C．iron D．fire 5.( )What will happen to Ted? A.He will go on driving for Mr Clark. B.He will lose his job. C.He will join his football team ． D．He will never watch any matches． (13) In 16th-century France, people celebrated the New Year on April 1. They had parties and danced u ntil very late at night. Then in 1562, Pope Gregory said everyone must use a new calendar. New Y ears Day on the new calendar was January 1. Not everyone followed the new calendar, however. S ome still celebrated the New Year on April 1. Others played tricks on them and called them ― April Fools..Today Americans call April 1,April Fool?s Day. They play jokes on people on April 1. For example, school children might tell a classmate that school has been canceled. Or a child might put salt in the sugar bowl at home. Whatever the trick, most April Fool jokes are in good fun and not meant to hurt anyone. 1. In 16th-century France the New Year fell on ____. A. January first B. April first C. February 14 D. May first 2. How did people celebrate the New Year then? A. They played jokes on friends or strangers. B. They ate salt instead of sugar. C. They told jokes to their friends. D. They had parties and danced. 3. Who were the first ―April Fools? A. People who didn?t like Pope Gregory. B. People who danced all night. C. People who celebrated New Years on April 1 after the calendar changed.
D. People who had parties to celebrate the new calendar on January 1. 4. In America, one April Fool?s joke might be____. A. Telling someone there is no school. B. Telling funny jokes about school children. C. Telling someone to eat salt instead of sugar. D. Telling people they are April Fools. 5. Most jokes played on April 1 are _____. A. to harm people B. to celebrate the new year C. in good fun D. to introduce a new calendar