A well-known old man was being interviewed (采访) and was asked if it was correct that he had just celebrated his ninety—ninth birthday.
“That’s right.”said the old man. “Ninety—nine years old, and I haven’t an enemy in the world. They’re all dead.”
“Well, sir,”said the interviewer, “I hope very much to have the honour of interviewing you on your hundredth birthday.”
The old man looked at the yound man closely, and said, “I can’t see why you shouldn’t. You look fit and healthy to me!”
1. The old man said he had not an enemy in the world, which shows that he was a very .
A. friendly man he never made any enemiesB. healthy man he lived longer than all his enemies
C. lucky man his enemies had all died D. terrible man he had got rid of all his enemies
2. When the interviewer said that he hoped very much to have the honour of interviewing the old man again the following year, .
A. he was trying to make the old man happy B. he wished he himself would live another year
C. he did not believe the old man would live to be one hundred
D. he did not believe he would interview the old man again
3. When the old man said “I can’t see why you shouldn’t”, what he meant was：
A. “You must try to live another year to interview me again next year.”
B. “Of course, you can see me again since you’re so fit and healthy.”
C. “If I live to a hundred years, you should interview me again.”
D. “Unless you live another year, you wouldn’t be able to interview me again.”
4. What kind of man would you say the old man was?
A. He was silly. B. He was unpleasant.
C. He was very pround and sure of his health. D. He was very impolite to young people.
Joe and Helen Mills had two small children. One was six and the other four. They always resisted going to bed, and Helen was always complaining (抱怨) about this and asking Joe for help. But as he did not come home until after they had gone, to bed during the week, he was unable to help except at weekends.
Joe considered himself a good singer, but really his voice was not at all musical. However, he decided that, if he sang to the children when they went to bed, it would help them to relax, and they would soon go to sleep.
He did this every Saturday and Sunday night until he heard his small son whispered to his younger sister, “If you pretend that you’re asleep, he stops.”
1. The children always resisted going to bed, which .
A. made Helen suffer a lot B. satisfied their mother
C. Helen was not satisfied with D. gave Helen much trouble
2. The husband couldn’t help the wife to look after the children .
A. because he returned from work too late B. since his voice sounded like a singer’s
C. except on Saturday and Sunday
D. for he did not come home until after the children had gone to bed weekends
3. Joe worked .
A. all the week including Saturday and SundayB. during the week including the weekends
C. every day but Saturday and Sunday D. every week except on Sunday
4. Which of the following conclusions can we draw from the above story?
A. Joe’s song did help the children to relax. B. With Joe’s help, the children went to sleep.
C. The wife must be thankful to her husband for the great help.
D. The children were so tired of their father’s voice that they pretended to be asleep.
5. This joke tells about .
A. Joe and Helen B. Helen’s trouble C. Joe’s foolery D. the bright idea of the two small children