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初三英语任务型阅读题(1)

(1)
Ali,who was working a long way from home wanted to send a letter to his wife,but he could neither read nor write, and he had to work all day,so he could only look for somebody to write his letter late atnight .At last he found the house of a letter writer whose name was Nasreddin.
Nasreddin was already in bed.It is late,he said. What do you want? I want you to write a letter to my wife , said Ali , Nasreddin wasnot pleased. He thought for a few seconds and then said, Has theletter got to go far? What does that matter? answered Ali.    Well, my writing is so strange that only I can read it, and if I have to travel a long way to read your letter to your wife, it will cost you a lot of money. Ali went away quickly.
Multiple choice
( ) 1. Ali wanted to____to his wife.
A.get something B.have a letter written   C.bring a flower D. say good-bye
( ) 2. At last he found the house of_____.
A.a writer B.a seller C.an old man D.a letter-writer
( ) 3.When Ali told what he wanted to do Nasreddin was______.
A.not pleased B.pleased C.excited D.angry
( ) 4.Nasreddin said that his writing was_____.
A.easy for anyone to read B.strange for anyone to read
C. too strange for anyone to write D.difficult for anyone to read
( ) 5. This story tells us______.
A.not to ask anybody for help B.not to trouble others at night
C.not to ask for help without money D.not to trust others
 
(2)
An old man died and left his son a lot of money. But the son was a foolish young man,and he quickly spent all the money, so that soon he had nothing left.Of course ,when that happened, all his friends left him.When he was quite poor and alone, he went to see Nasreddin, who was a kind, clever old man and often helped people when they had troubles.
My money has finished and my friends have gone,said the young man. What will happen to me now?
Don't worry , young man,answered Nasreddin.Everything will soon be all right again.Wait ,and you will soon feel much happier.
The young man was very glad.Am I going to get rich again then? He asked Nasreddin.No, I didn't mean that, said the old man.I meant that you would soon get used to being poor and to having no friends.
Multiple choice
( )1.An old man died and left his son_______.
A.nothing B.some gold C. much money D.only a house
( ) 2. When the son was________, he went to see Nasreddin.
A.short of money      B.quite poor and sick
C.in trouble           D. quite poor and alone
( ) 3.The young man was very glad because Nasreddin said that________.
A.he would become rich again   B. he would soon feel much happier
C.he would become clever     D. he would have more friends
( ) 4.Nasreddin meant the young man______.
A.would get rich again     B. would get used to having nothing
C.would get used to being in trouble   D.would get out of poorness
( ) 5.What this story tells us is________.
A.that money is everything    B.that money makes the mare go
C.to save each penny     D. that misfortune tests the sincerity of friends
 
(3)
A man was travelling abroad in a small red car.One day he left thecar and went shopping.When he came back, its roof was badly damaged.
Some boys told him that an elephant had damaged it. The man did not believe them,but they took him to a circus which was near there. Theowner of the elephant said,I am very sorry!My elephant has a big, round,red chair.He thought that your car was his chair, and he sat on it!
Then he gave the man a letter, in which he said that he was sorry andthat he would pay for all the damage.
When the man got back to his own country,the customs officers wouldnot believe his story.They said,You sold your new car while you were abroad and bought this old one!It was only when the man showed them the letter from the circus man that believed him.
Multiple choice
( )1.A man was travelling abroad_______.
A.in a big bus B.in a green jeep C.in a red car D.in a red taxi
( ) 2.The car was damaged because________.
A.there was a traffic accident B.the circus man broke it
C. it rushed into a shop D.the elephant sat on it
( ) 3.The circus man said that_______.
A.he would pay for part of the damage B.he would pay for all of the
damage C.he wouldn't pay for the damage D.he would buy a new car
( ) 4. When the man got back to his country,the customs officers______.
A. would check his new car B.only checked his car
C. searched him D. wouldn't believe what he had said,
( ) 5.It was only________that made the officers believe him.
A.the letter from the circus man B. a newspaper from the country
C.the certificate of his D.the letter from the government
 
(4)
Nasreddin was cutting a branch off a tree in his garden.While he wassawing,another man passed in the street.He stopped and said,Excuse me,
but if you continue to saw that brancd like that, you will fall downwith it.He said this because Nasreddin was sitting on the branch andcutting it at a place between himself and the trunk of the tree.
Nasreddin said nothing.He thought,This is some foolish person whohas no work to do and goes about telling other people what to do andwhat not to do.
The man continued on his way. Of course, after a few minutes.The branch fell and Nasreddin fellwith it.
My God!he cried.That man knows the future !and he ran after himto ask how long he was going to live.But the man had gone.
Multiple choice
( )1.One day Nasreddin was cutting a branch_______a tree in his garden.
A.on B.in C.at D.off
( )2.While Nasreddin was sawing,another man_______.
A.told him to stop working B.told him he would fall down
C. would borrow something from him D.would help him saw that branch
( ) 3. After the man went away,Nasreddin thought that________.
A. that was a silly fellow B..that was a wise person
C.that was a proud person D.that fellow cheated him
( ) 4.What happened to Nasreddin after a few minutes?
A.The brancd fell .B.Nasreddin fell down to the ground.
C.Nasreddin was hurt himself. D..Both A and B.
( ) 5.This story is about ________.
A.a foolish man B. a wise man
C.cutting a tree D.the necessity of taking good advice
 
(5)
It was half-past eight in the morning. The telephone bell rang andMary went to answer it.It's me-Peter. Hullo, who's that?she asked.
Peter was a friend of Mary's eight-year-old brother,Johnny.
Oh hullo,Peter.What do you want?said Mary.
Can I speak toJohnny?
No,said Mary,you can't speak to him now.He is busy. He is gettingready for school.He is eating his breakfast.Grandmother is combing hishair.Sister is under the table,putting his shoes on. Mother is gettinghis books and putting them in his school bag.Goodbye,I've got to go now. I have to hold the door open.The school bus is coming .
Multiple choice
( )1.Who went to answer it when the teltphone bell rang?
A.Johnny's sister B.Peter C,Johnny D.Johnny's mother
( )2.Whom did Peter want to speak to?
A.Mary's brother B.Mary's sister C.Mary's grandmother D.Johnny's mother
( )3.Johnny couldn't speak to Peter because Johnny _______.
A. was combing his hair B.was putting his shoes on
C.was getting his books D. was busy eating his hreakfast
( )4.How do you say to a stranger who is answering your telephone?
A.Who are you?B.Anything to say? C.Who is it? D.Please
( )5.From this story we know that Johnny was_____.
A. a lazy B.a clever boy C.a busy boy D.a hungry boy
 
(6)
Nasreddin put two big baskets of grapes on his donkey and went tomarket.At midday it was very hot,so he stopped in the shade of a bigtree.There were several other men there, and all of them had donkeys ofgrapes too.After their lunch they went to sleep. After some time,Nasreddin began to take grapes out of the other men's baskets and toput them in his.
Suddenly one of the men woke up and saw him.What are you doing? hesaid angrily.
Oh,said Nasreddin,don't worry about me.I am half mad, and I do alot of strange things.
Oh,really?said the other man.Then why don't you sometimes take grapes out of your baskets and put them in somebody else's baskets?
You did not understand me,said Nasreddin.I said that I was half mad, not quite mad.
Multiple choice
( )1.Nasreddin went to market_______.
A. to sell his donkey B. to buy something
C. to sell his grapes D. to find a job
( ) 2. Nasreddin stopped______.
A.under a big tree B.near a big tree
C.around a big tree D.in a big tree
( )3.As Nasreddin was taking away the other men's grapes one
of the men_______.
A.pretended not to see him B. saw him and got angry
C.woke his fellows up D.came at him
( )4.Nasreddin said that he did a lot of strange things because_______.
A.he was clever B. he was quite mad
C.he was foolish D.he was half mad
( )5.In this story Nasreddin was ______.
A.a selfish man B.a strange man C.a friendly man D.a foolish man
 
(7)
Nasreddin woke up in the middle of the night and saw something whitein his garden.It seemed to be moving towards the house.
That is a thief(小偷)! He thought,and he took his gun and shot(开枪) at him. Then he went back to bed,because he was too frightened害怕) to go out of the house in the dark.
The next morning Nasreddin went out and saw one of his white shirts hanging on the clothes-line in the garden,his wife had washed it the day before and hung it out to dry. Now it had a bullet- hole right through middle of it.
My God,said Nasreddin, I was lucky last night. If I had been wearing that shirt,the bullet would have killed me! And he called his neighbours together and asked them to thank God for saving him.
Multiple choice
( )1.At midnight Nasreddin saw_____in his garden.
A.something strange B. a thief C.something white D.a ghost
( )2.Nasreddin was so frightened that he ______.
A.cried out for help B.dared not go out of the house
C.dared not stay in his house D.couldn't say a word
( )3. The next morning Nasreddin found________ .
A.his wife in the garden B.the clothes-line
C. the thief dead D.a bullet-hole through the white shirt
( )4.Nasreddin said that if he had been wearing taht shirt_______.
A.he would be killed B. he would die
C.he would have killed D.he would have been killed
( )5.He called his neighbors together in order to_______.
A.make a speech B.tell the story C.thank God D.thank them
 
(8)
A judge was working in his room one day when a neighbour ran in andsaid,If one man's cow kills another's,is the owner of the first cow responsible?
It depends, answered the judge.
Well,said the man,your cow has killed mine.
Oh,answered the judge.Everyone knows that a cow cannot think likea man,so a cow is not responsible,and that means that its owner is notresponsible either.
I am sorry,Judge,said the man.I made a mistake.I meant that my cowkilled yours.
The judge thought for a few seconds and then said,When I think about it more carefully,this case is not as easy as I thought at first. Andthen he turned to his clerk and said,Please bring me that big blackbook from the shelf behind you.
Multiple choice
( )1.The neighbour asked the judge_______.
A. whether the first cow was responsible
B.whether the owner of the first cow was responsible
C..whether both cows were responsible
D. whether both the owners were responsible
( )2.When the neighbour reported that the judge's cow had killed his,the judge answered that______.
A.a cow was reponsible B. its owner was not responsible
C.neither a cow nor its owner was responsible D.his cow was responsible
( )3.When the neighbour heard this, he told the judge that_______.
A.there was nothing happened B. his cow had been killed
C.it was his cow that had killed the judge's D.both cows had been killed
( )4.When the judge heard that his cow had died, he________.
A..got angry B.said nothing
C.put his neighbor into prison D.changed what he had said at first
( )5.In this story the judge was______.
A. a clever judge B.a humorist C.unfair D.foolish
 
(9)
Uncle Wang works in a book shop in the middle of the city. The shop is not far from his home. It is about one kilometre away. So Uncle Wang seldom(很少)goes to work by bus. He usually goes bike there by bike, sometimes on foot.It takes (花费) him twenty minutes to get there by bike and fortyminutes on foot. Today his bike is broken. He wants to walk there. Now he is having breakfast. He leaves home at ten minutes to eight and he walks to work twenty minutes earlier. His work starts at half past eight in the morning and finishes at a quarter to five in the afternoon.
1. What does Uncle Wang do?
A. He sells books. B. He grows flowers.
C. He makes shoes. D. He works in a hospital.
2. Why does he seldom go to work by bus? Because .
A. there is no bus B. his shop is not far from his home
C. he likes riding a bike
D. his shop isn't in the middle of the city
3. How long does it take him to walk to his book shop?
A. Twenty minutes B. Forty minutes C. Ten minutes
D. Half an hour
4. What time does he usually leave home by bike?
A. At ten minutes to eight
B. At half past eight
C. At ten minutes past eight
D. At twenty minutes past eight
5. He usually gets back home from work at in the afternoon.
A. 4:45 B. 5:15 C. 4:55 D. 5:05
 
(10)
Sandwich was an Englishman. He lived in the 18th century(世纪). Sandwich was rich(有钱的), but he liked to play cards (纸牌) for money. He often played for 24 hours, and didn't even stop to have his meals. He ordered(命令) his servants (仆人) to bring him some meat and bread. He put the meat between (在两者之间) the two pieces of bread and held the food in his left hand while he played cards with his right hand. People liked Sandwich's idea, and from then on they ate bread and meat as Sandwich did.
From the name of the man, Sandwich, we have the word of the food sandwich today.
( ) 1. Sandwich was the .
A. name of a servant
B. name of a man with a lot of money
C. poor man who lived on playing cards
D. name of food which was liked by the rich
( ) 2. Sandwich .
A. was so interested (兴趣) in playing cards that he often
had no time to have his meals
B. often brought some bread with him to play cards
C. never ate anything when he played cards
D. had no money to play cards with at last
( ) 3. People liked Sandwich's idea because .
A. bread, together with meat was cheap
B. he always won when he played cards
C. they liked Sandwich himself
D. when they ate with one of their hands they could do
something with the other
( ) 4. Today, sandwich is .
A. also a name of a rich man
B. two pieces of bread with meat in between
C. not interested in playing cards
D. not liked by most of the people
( ) 5. As food, sandwich .
A. is usually made of(用...制做) bread and chicken
B. sometimes smells (闻) good, but sometimes not
C. is made of bread and meat
D. is easy for us to play.
 

初三英语任务型阅读题(2)

(1)
The students were having their chemistry(化学)class. Miss Li was telling the children what water was like. After that, she asked her students, “What's water?”No one spoke for a few minutes.Miss Li asked again,“Why don't you answer my question?Didn't I tell you what water is like?”
Just then a boy put up his hand and said,“Miss Li,you told us that water has no colour and no smell.But where to find such kind of water?The water in the river behind my house is always black and it has a bad smell.”Most of the children agreed with him.
“I'm sorry,children.”said the teacher,“Our water is getting dirtier and dirtier.That's a problem.
1.The students were having their _______ class.
   A.English         B.Chinese       C.chemistry      D.maths
2.Miss Li was telling the children what ______ was like.
   A.water           B.air           C.earth           D.weather
3.A boy said,“The water in the river behind my house is always _______.”
   A.white           B.black         C.clean           D.clear
4.Most of the children _______ the boy.
   A.agreed with                     B.wrote to
   C.heard from                      D.sent for
5.The water in the river has colour and smell because it is getting _______.
   A.more and more                   B.less and less
   C.cleaner and cleaner             D.dirtier and dirtier
KEY: 1.C       2.A        3.B         4.A         5.D
 
 
(2)
A friend of mine named Paul received an expensive car from his brother as a Christmas present.On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office,a street urchin was walking around the shining car.“Is this your car,Paul?”he asked.
Paul answered,“Yes,my brother gave it to me for Christmas.” The boy was surprised.“You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you nothing?Boy,I wish…” He hesitated.
Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for.He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the boy said surprised Paul greatly.
“I wish,” the boy went on,“that I could be a brother like that.” Paul looked at the boy in surprise, then he said again, “Would you like to take a ride in my car?”
“Oh yes,I'd love that.”
After a short ride,the boy turned and with his eyes shining,said,“Paul,would you mind driving in front of my house?”
Paul smiled a little.He thought he knew what the boy wanted.He wanted to show his neighbours that he could ride home in a big car. But Paul was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked.
He ran up to the steps. Then in a short while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the step and pointed to the car.
“There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him a cent. And some day I'm going to give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the nice things in the Christmas windows that I've been trying to tell you about.”
Paul got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began an unforgettable holiday ride.
注:urchin 顽童    hesitate 犹豫    neighbour 邻居    crippled 残疾    cent 美分
1.The street urchin was very surprised when ________.
   A.Paul received an expensive car
   B.Paul told him about the car
   C.he saw the shining car
   D.he was walking around the car
2.From the story we can see the urchin ________.
   A.wished to give his brother a car
   B.wanted Paul’s brother to give him a car
   C.wished he could have a brother like Paul's
   D.wished Paul could be a brother like that
3.The urchin asked Paul to stop his car in front of his house ________.
   A.to show his neighbours the big car
   B.to show he had a rich friend
   C.to let his brother ride in the car
   D.to tell his brother about his wish
4.We can infer(推断)from the story that ________.
   A.Paul couldn't understand the urchin
   B.the urchin had a deep love for his brother
   C.the urchin wished to have a rich brother
   D.the urchin's wish came true in the end
5.The best name of the name story is _________.
   A.A Christmas Present
   B.A Street Urchin
   C.A Brother Like That
   D.An Unforgettable Holiday Ride
KEY:  1.B    2.A    3.D    4.B    5.C
 
 
(3)
“Cool”is a word with many meanings.Its old meaning is used to express a temperature that is a little bit cold.As the world has changed,the word has had many different meaning.
“Cool”can be used to express feelings of interest in almost anything.
When you see a famous car in the street,maybe you will say,“It's cool.”You may think,“He's so cool,”when you see your favourite footballer.
We all maximize(扩大) the meaning of“cool”.You can use it instead of many words such as “new” or “surprising”.Here's an interesting story we can use to show the way the word is used.A teacher asked her students to write about the waterfall(瀑布)they had visited.On one student's paper was Just the one sentence,“It's so cool.Maybe he thought it was the best way to show what he saw and felt.
But the story also shows a scarcity(缺乏)of words.Without “cool”,some people have no words to show the same meaning.So it is quite important to keep some credibility(可信性).Can you think of many other words that make your life as colourful as the word “cool”? I can.And I think they are also very cool.
 
1.We know that the word "cool" has had ________.
   A.only one meaning                    B.no meanings
   C.many different meanings             D.the same meaning
2.In the passage,the word“express”means“________”.
   A.see         B.show           C.know          D.feel
3.If you are _______ something,you may say,“It’s cool.”
   A.interested in                B.angry about
   C.afraid of                    D.unhappy with
4.The writer takes an example to show he is ________ the way the word is used.
   A.pleased with                     B.strange to
   C.worried about                    D.careful with
5.In the passage,the writer suggests(暗示)that the word “cool”________.
   A.can be used instead of many words
   B.usually means something interesting
   C.can make your life colourful
   D.may not be as cool as it seems
KEY: 1.C     2.B     3.A     4.C     5.D

(4)
 Once Einstein gave a lecture in many places in America. His driver always listened to him and knew the lecture so well that he was sure be could give it himself. So Einstein agreed that the driver gave the lecture him.
As nobody knew Einstein there, the driver gave the lecture for Einstein that evening. At first he was a bit afraid, but Einstein's smile made him feel better. He gave a good lecture and the people were quite pleased.
Then the driver started to leave and Einstein followed him without a word. When they got to the door, a man asked the driver a difficult question.
The driver said that the question was very easy, and told the man to ask his driver behind to answer it.
根据短文内容填空,每空限填一词。
Einstein gave the (1) ______ lecture again and again. His driver (2) ______ to his lecture so many times (3) ______ he wanted to give it (4) ______. When Einstein knew it, he let the driver (5) ______ the lecture for him that night. The driver gave a (6) ______ lecture and the great scientist was quite pleased.
When they were (7) ______ the lecture room, a man asked the driver a question. To show (8) ______ easy the question was, the driver asked Einstein who followed him (9) ______ to answer it (10) ______ of him.
KEY:
1.same     2.listened     3.that     4.himself              5.give
6.good     7.leaving      8.how      9.quietly(behind)      10.instead
 
(5)
A
I first met Windy, a six-year-old girl, on the beach near where I lived. Every time when I felt unhappy, I drove to the beach. She was building sand house or something else there. She looked up, her eyes were as blue as the sea.
   “Hello.” She said. I answered, but didn’t really want to stop her. “I’m building.” she said again. I saw that. “What is it?” I asked her. “Oh, I don’t know. I just like the feeling of the sand.”
Oh, that’s good, I thought, and took off my shoes to join her. A sandpiper(一种水鸟) flew by. She told me that it would make me happy. I felt better then.
On my next visit, I learned that Windy lived in a summer cottage(小屋) and didn’t go to school, even though it was winter. Soon after, my mother died, and I rushed to the beach to be alone. I didn’t want to say anything when Windy came up to me. “Why?” she asked.
I turned to her and shouted, “Because my mother died!” “Oh,” she said quietly, “then today is a bad day.”
A month later, I went to the beach but couldn’t find Windy. I missed her so much that I visited her house. I learned that Windy had died of leukemia(白血病), but left a picture of a sandpiper for me, to make me happy.
1. The writer drove to the beach because _________.
A. a six-year-old girl lived near there
B. Windy’s eyes were as blue as the sea
C. she didn’t feel happy   
2. The writer felt better _________.
A. because she took off her shoes  B. when she stopped the girl from playing
C. after she learned that a sandpiper would bring her joy
3. On her next visit to the beach, the writer learned ________.
A. that the girl’s name was Windy    . B. how to build a summer cottage  
C . that Windy didn’t go to school.
4. Why did the writer rush to the beach soon after? Because ________.
A. her mother died                  B. she wanted to be alone
C. she thought Windy must be there    
5. Why did Windy left a picture of a sandpiper for the writer?
Because she thought that _________.
A. the writer liked the sandpiper  B. it would make the writer happy
        C. the writer missed her

(6)
In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens, Greece. Since then many countries have successfully held the Olympics, such as England, France, Germany, Canada, the USA, Spain and Australia. After more than a century the Games returns to its hometown last year.
When people hold the Olympic Games, they always make an emblem. The emblem of the Athens Olympic Games last year was a white circle of olive branches in the sky.
Now Athens is developing a spirit of peace. An officer said, “While in Athens, the world should be at peace. We hope the peace is not just for a short time. We would like the message from the Athens Games to help countries come together and solve their problems.”
Three years later, the Olympic Games will be held in China. And China has already made a seal as the emblem of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The emblem has a single Chinese character on a red seal and means “Chinese seal----dancing Beijing”. Below it, there are the words “Beijing 2008”. The character in the emblem is “Jing”. It means “capital” of China and it is also a runner or a dancer. The running figure of the emblem shows the spirit of the Olympics---faster, higher and stronger.
6. In which country  was the first modern Olympics held?
A. Greece   B. China    C. Australia     
7. What do people always make when they hold the Olympic Games?
A. A picture.   B. An emblem    C. A flag   
8. What message does the Athens Olympic Games want to give?
A. Luck      B. Danger       C. Peace
9. How many years have passed when Athens again holds the Olympic Games?
A. 101       B. 105            C. 109     
10. The spirit of the Olympic Games is _______.
A. history and friendship     B. faster, higher and stronger
C. peace , friendship and development    

(7)
下面是吉林—长春之间的快车时刻表,请根据表内信息选择答案。(5分)
Train number From To Start Arrive
T272 Jilin Changchun 17:56 20:05
K666 Jilin Changchun 14:20 16:25
K958 Jilin Changchun 06:45 08:48
K656 Jilin Changchun 16:22 18:35
K676 Jilin Changchun 04:18 06:25
T271 Changchun Jilin 05:29 07:34
K665 Changchun Jilin 11:21 13:36
K957 Changchun Jilin 16:40 18:45
K655 Changchun Jilin 10:05 12:07
K675 Changchun Jilin 21:00 22:57
11.Here are          of trains going between the two cities every day.
A.five pairs B.ten pairs C.fifteen
12. If you want to get the earliest train to Changchun, you should take          train.
A.K958       B.  K656 C.K676
13.The first train from Changchun arrives in Jilin at            .
A.07:34       B.08:48 C.05:29
14.You are in Changchun now. Which train do you have to catch if you want to stay in Changchun as long as possible?
A.K957      B.K655 C.K675
15.It’s 10 to 2 p.m.. If you are going to send a bag to the Changchun Railway
Station and get the return train in only a few minutes, when will you arrive in Jilin?
A.16:25 B.18:35 C.18:45

(8)
Farmer John and Farmer Bob were neighbours. For more than 30 years, they had been getting along very well.
Then their good relationship broke. It began with a small thing, then bitter words, and then weeks of silence. One morning Farmer John woke up to find a stream between the two farms. “It must be Bob,” John thought.
Then one day there was a knock on John’s door. He opened it to find a carpenter(木匠) standing at the doorway.
“I’m looking for a few days’ work,” the carpenter said.
“I do have a job for you,” John said. “Look across the stream at that farm. That’s my neighbour Bob. He dug a stream between the two farms. I want you to build a fence—an 8-foot fence. I don’t want to see his place or his face any more. I don’t have such a neighbour!”
The carpenter said, “I think I know what to do, sir, and I’ll be able to do a job that pleases you.”
Farmer John helped the carpenter get the materials(材料) ready and then he was off for the day.
About sunset when the farmer returned, the carpenter had just finished his job. The farmer’s eyes opened wide. There was no fence there at all!
It was a bridge! And the neighbour, Bob, was coming across, with his hand outstretched(伸出). “Hi, John! You’re quite a fellow to build this bridge!” 
Then they met in the middle, taking each other’s hands. “I’m terribly sorry for what I have said and done. We should be good to each other.” said Farmer Bob.
Then they turned to see the carpenter, who was ready to go. “No, wait! Stay a few days. I have a lot of other jobs for you,” said Farmer John. “I’d love to stay,” the carpenter said, “but I have more bridges to build.”
根据材料内容选择最佳答案,并将其标号填入题前括号内。
(    ) 56. Just before the carpenter came, John and Bob             each other.
         A. didn’t speak to                 B. were friendly to      
C. often fought with              D. never had bitter words with
(    ) 57. Farmer John asked the carpenter to build a fence because            .
         A. he wanted to protect his farm     B. he didn’t want to do it himself
         C. he wouldn’t like to see Bob       D. he wanted to find him something to do
(    ) 58. What does the sentence “You’re quite a fellow to build this bridge!” mean?
A. John was great to build this bridge.
B. John was not good at building bridges.
C. John was foolish to build such a bridge.
D. John should build the bridge earlier.
(    ) 59. What do you think of the carpenter?
         A. Shy.        B. Wise.        C. Proud.        D. Careless.  
(    ) 60. What is the best title for the passage?
         A. What a Big Fence!               B. A Strong Bridge
         C. Three Kind Men                 D. A Fence or a Bridge?
Key:56—60 ACABD

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