An Englishman,a Frenchman and a Russian were discussing happiness."Happiness,"said the Englishman,"Happiness is when you return home tired after work,yet find your slippers(拖鞋)warming by the fire."
"You English have no romance,"said the Frenchman."Happiness is when you go on a business trip,find a pretty girl who entertainsyou－then afterwards you partwithout regrets."
"You are both wrong,"said the Russian."True happiness is when you are at home in bed and at 4 a.m.,you hear a hammering at the door and outside stand the secret police,who say to you,'Ivan Ivanovitch,you are under arrest',and you say,'Sorry,Ivanovitch lives next door.'"
1.The Englishman's happiness suggests that _______.
A.he should have no time to warm his slippers
B.he enjoys the warmth of the family
C.he thinks it the most important to have slippers
D.he wants someone to warm his slippers
2.What the Frenchman said means that _______.
A.a man can be free to play with any pretty girl when possible
B.he wants to marry a girl he loves
C.he is interested in going on a business trip
D.the Englishman should have more romance
3.The Russian thought that ________.
A.both the Englishman and the Frenchman were not right
B.neither the Englishman nor the Frenchman were right
C.neither the Englishman nor Frenchman were wrong
D.either the Englishman or the Frenchman were wrong
4.The meaning of the Russian's words is that _______.
A.he would like to have a good sleep at night
B.he will feel happy if his neighbour is arrested
C.he thinks it happiness to feel safe
D.he will feel afraid if anyone knocks at his door at night
5.The best title for this story is"_______".
A.The Difference in Happiness B.How to Get Happiness
C.The Definitionof Happiness D.The Importance of Happiness
①slipper n.拖鞋②romance n.浪漫色彩
③entertain v.招待④part v.分手
⑤arrest v.逮捕⑥definition n.定义
"Get up,get up,Jim.It's time to get up!"my mother said while she was pushing me.I opened my eyes and looked at the clock."Oh dear!It's a quarter to eight already.I'll be late for school again,"I thought.I jumped out of the bed,washed my face,then hurried to the bus stop without breakfast.As soon as I got on the bus,it started running."I'm sure I can get to the school on time,"I said to myself.Suddenly the bus stopped.The bus driver got off the bus,then got on the bus again and said,"I'm sorry,ladies and gentlemen.There's something wrong with the bus.Please get off the bus and wait for another one.""I couldn't wait.The school is not far.I'd better run to the school,"I thought,and then I began to run.But before I got to the school,it began to rain hard.
I reached the classroom but I was wet shiveringwith cold.The physics teacher had already begun his lesson.It was Mr.Smith.He was about fifty years old.All the students were a little afraid of him and so was I.I liked neither him nor his physics lessons.I hesitatedfor a moment and then I opened the door."I'm very sorry,Mr.Smith.I'm late again,"I said with a red face.
"It's you again,Jim,"Mr.smith said angrily."I've told you not be late,but you…"he suddenly stopped and looked at my wet clothes.He turned to the class and said,"I'm very sorry,my boys and girls."With these words he quickly took off his own jacket and handed it to me."Now take off your wet coat and put this one or you'll catch cold,"he said kindly.
I went to my seat with Mr.Smith's jacket on.It was a bit large for me but I felt very warm in it.I found,for the first time,physics was so interesting and how well I could understand it!
1.Jim was late for school because _______.
A.he got up too late B.there was something wrong with the bus
C.it rained heavily D.he had to wait for the bus
2.Mr.Smith,the physics teacher,_______ at first when Jim came into the classroom.
A.felt sad B.looked kind C.looked worried D.was unhappy
3.Jim felt that _______.
A.the jacket was large enough to keep him warm
B.Mr.Smith took good care of him
C.he understood what Mr.Smith said all the time
D.physics is easy if you like the physics teachers
4.From the story,we can learn that _______.
A.students can't be late for school
B.students can learn better if teachers love them
C.physics is easy if you like the physics teachers
D.you'll catch cold if your clothes are wet
①shiver v.发抖②hesitate v.犹豫