第一篇 Sand and stone
The story goes that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the said:” Today my best friend slapped me in the face.” They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started
drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on stone: Today my best friend saved my life.
The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, after I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone. why?
The other friend replied: When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away .But when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind ever erases it.
Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate him, a day to love him, but an entire life to forget him.
Send this phrase to the people you will never forget .It is a short message to let them know that you will never forget them.
Take the time to live.
1． Where did the two friends walk?
A. in the desert
B. on the stone
C. in the forest
2. One friend slapped the other one in the face because_______.
A. they fought.
B. They saved his best friend
C. They had an argument
3. They decided to take a bath in ________.
A. in the sand
B. an oasis
C. on stone
4. He wrote on stone: Today my best friend saved my life.
A. Today my best friend slapped me in the face.
B. Today my best friend saved my life.
C. Today my friends saved my life.
5. What’s the meaning of the underline word? “Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone.”
A.写 B 画 C刻
第二篇A wolf and A house-dog
wolf was almost dead with hunger. A house-dog saw him, and asked, "Friend, your irregular life will soon ruin you.
"Why don't you work steadily as I do, and get your food regularly?"
"I would have no objection," said the wolf, "if I could only get a place." "I will help you," said the dog. "Come with me to my master, and you shall share my work."
So the wolf and the dog went to the town together.
On the way the wolf saw that there was no hair around the dog's neck. He felt quite surprised, and asked him why it was like that?
"Oh, it is nothing," said the dog. "Every night my master puts a collar around my neck and chains me up. You will soon get used to it."
"Is that the only reason?" said the wolf. "Then good-bye to you, my friend. I would rather be free."
1. What’s the matter with the wolf?
A. dead B. hungry C. sad
2. Friend, your irregular life will soon ruin you. The underline word
A.不正常 B不正确 C不规律
3. What’s the wolf’s attitude that there was no hair around the dog's neck?
A. He can bear it.
B. He can’t bear it.
C. Both A and B
4. What can we infer that the master chains the dog up?
A. in case the dog will bite others
B. in case the dog will run away
C. Both A and B
5. What did the wolf choose at last?
A. free B. town C. Both A and B