1.A man came home from work late, tired, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.
“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?”
“If you must know, I make $20 an hour.”
“Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down. He thought for a moment, looked up and said, “Daddy, could you lend me $10?”
The father was furious, “If you asked for the money to buy a toy or some other rubbish, then go straight to your room and think about why you are so selfish!”
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. After about an hour, the father calmed down, and started to think, “Maybe he really needs to buy something and he didn’t really ask for money very often.” So he went to the little boy’s room.
“Sorry! Maybe I was too hard on you just now.” said the man, “Here’s $10.”
“Oh, thank you, Daddy!” he said happily. Then, the boy took out some coins. When the father found that the boy already had money, he got angry again.
“Why do you want more money since you already have some?” the father shouted angrily.
“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do.” The little boy replied, “Daddy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”
【小题1】How much money does the boy’s father make an hour? ________ .
A. $10 B. $20 C. $30
【小题2】In this passage, the underlined word “furious” means ______________ .
A. very angry B. quite happy C. too excited
【小题3】At first, the father refused to lend the boy any money because ________ .
A. he thought the boy wanted to keep the money for himself
B. he thought the boy would buy something of no use
C. the boy always borrowed money from him
【小题4】The boy wanted to buy with twenty dollars.
A. a new book for himself
B. a nice present for his father
C. an hour of his father’s time
【小题5】From the passage, we can infer that the boy’s father ________ .
A. often played with his son
B. spent little time with his son
C. often came back home early
2.This is Yoga! (瑜伽) Experience this for yourself.
How do you feel when you leave a yoga class? Do you feel relaxed, full of energy, prepared and ready to face anything and everything? Do you feel better than when you walked in? If you have answered “No”’ to these questions then you are NOT doing yoga.
After walking out of the class, do you feel that you have been pushed through, that theclass was hard，that you have less energy at the end of the class, that you have not got any energy, or that you are still tight and full of stress? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are NOT doing yoga.
Are you forced (被迫) into positions(姿势) beyond what you can? Do you know why you are doing the actions in the “yoga” class you attend?
Satyananda Yoga Center teaches YOGA. We know and understand yoga and YOU. We teach yoga with this knowledge and understanding.
You are not forced into positions not suitable for you, or too early for you. You will leave Satyananda Yoga Center yoga classes feeing relaxed, free from stress, energized, and ready for whatever life brings to you.
With regular attendance and practice, the quality of your life improves with betterhealth, and stress-free mind.Your family and friends will notice the difference. You will feel the difference forbetter. This is because you are doing yoga.
Yoga for Everyone!
Yoga is a science. You are the scientist, and you are the one in the science of yoga.
New Saturday morning class from September — 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Asian American Cultural Center, 11713 Jollyville Road, Austin, Texas.
To sign up, call:2669862, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
【小题1】At which time can people learn yoga according to this passage?
A.At 10:00 on Sunday in September.
B.At 22:00 on the first Saturday in October.
C.At 9:00 on Saturday in September.
D.On everey Saturday afternoon in September.
【小题2】The passage suggests but doesn’t tell directly (直接地) that _____ .
A.only Satyananda Yoga Center teaches yoga
B.there’s no better place to learn yoga than Satyananda Yoga Center
C.some yoga centers are not teaching yoga in the right way
D.you have to be a scientist before you take up yoga
【小题3】Which is NOT true if people follow the right ways to do yoga?
A.In the class you will practise some positions.
B.You will feel very different after practising once.
C.You will feel new and fresh after practising yoga.
D.You will feel great if you keep on practising it for a few months.
3.A small boy at summer camp received a bag of cookies in the mail from his mother. He ate a few, and then put the rest under his bed. The next day, after lunch, he went to his tent to get a cookie. The box was gone.
That afternoon a camp leader saw another boy sitting behind a tree. He was eating the stolen cookies! “That young man,” he said to himself, “must be taught not to steal.”
He returned to the group and found the boy whose cookies had been stolen. “Billy,” he said, “I know who stole your cookies. Will you help me teach him a lesson?”
“Well, yes. But aren’t you going to punish him?” asked the puzzled boy.
“No, that would only make him hate you,” the leader explained. “I want you to call your mother. Ask her to send you another box of cookies.”
The boy did as the leader asked. A few days later, he received another box of cookies in the mail.
“Now,” said the leader, “the boy who stole your cookies is down by the lake. Go down there. Share your cookies with him.”
“But he’s the thief!” protested (抗议) the boy.
“I know. But try it – see what happens.”
Half an hour later, the camp leader saw the two come up the hill, hand in hand. The boy who had stolen the cookies was trying to get the other to accept his jackknife (大折刀). He wanted to pay for the stolen cookies. The other boy was just refusing the gift from his new friend. He said that a few old cookies weren’t that important anyway.
【小题1】When might the cookies be stolen?
A.At noon that day. B.The next noon.
C.The next afternoon. D.A few days later.
【小题2】Which of the following is NOT the camp leader’s intention (意图)?
A.To teach the boy not to steal.
B.To punish the boy for stealing.
C.To teach Billy to forgive others.
D.To teach Billy to share with others.
【小题3】After the incident, the boy who stole the cookies might ______________ .
C.make friends with Billy
D.give Billy a bag of cookies