Where is Love? How can we find Love?
Once a little boy wanted to meet Love. He knew it was a long trip to where Love lived, so he got his things ready with some pizzas and drinks and started off. When he passed three streets, he saw an old woman sitting in the park and watching some birds. She looked very hungry. The boy gave her a pizza. She took it and smiled at him. The smile was so beautiful that he wanted to see it again, so he gave her a Coke. She smiled once again. The boy was very happy.
They sat there all the afternoon, eating and smiling, but they said nothing. When it grew dark, the boy decided to leave. But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug. The woman gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door of his house, his mother was surprised by the look of joy(快乐)on his face and asked what had made him so happy. “I had lunch with Love. She has got the most beautiful smile in the world.” At the same time, the old woman,s son was also surprised at his mother,s pleasure and asked why.
“I ate a pizza in the park with Love,” she said, “and he is much younger than I expected.”
If the world is full of love, we can enjoy a better life.
( ) 1.When the little boy saw the old woman, she was .
A. looking for a seat in the park B. passing the street
C. looking at some birds D. having a pizza
( ) 2.The little boy gave the old woman a Coke because .
A. the old woman still felt hungry B. he wanted to see the smile again
C. he didn,t like the drink D. the old woman paid him for it
( ) 3.The old woman gave the little boy the biggest smile .
A. after the little boy went home B. before it grew dark
C. when she was drinking Coke D. after the little boy hugged her
( ) 4.The boy,s mother was surprised to see her son was very when the door opened.
A. pleased B. sad C. unhappy D. angry
( ) 5.Which of the following is TRUE?
A. The little boy failed to find Love.
B. Both the little boy and the old woman found what they wanted at last.
C. The little boy decided never to go home.
D. The old woman gave the little boy a hug to thank him.
Dick was born in a poor family. His father had a small boat and went fishing in the morning and sold the fish in the market in the afternoon. Then he bought some food for his family. When winter came, they were often hungry. One morning the hungry man fell into the river and wasn’t found. Dick’s mother left her three-year-old son without saying good-bye. His aunt had to look after him.
Twenty years passed. Dick became a tall, strong man. He found work on a farm. He worked hard and wanted to get more money. He often went to see his aunt with some nice presents. The woman was very happy but one day she died in a traffic accident. The young man was very sad. After he buried her, he decided to buy a beautiful tombstone(墓碑)for her. He went to town and came in a shop, but all the tombstones were too expensive. He asked, “Do you sell an old tombstone, sir?” “Yes, we do, sir, ” answered the shopkeeper. “Is it as expensive as the new one?”
“No, it’s much cheaper,” said the man. “But another name was engraved (刻) on it.” “It doesn’t matter, ” said Dick. “My aunt couldn’t read. ”
( ) 1.If , the family members were hungry.
A. Dick’s father could catch no fish in winter B. Dick’s father had a boat in winter
C. Dick’s father had to look after him in winter D. no food was sold in winter
( ) 2.The woman had to look after Dick because .
A. she was rich B. his father asked her
C. she was kind-hearted D. the boy loved her
( ) 3.Dick wanted to get more money to .
A. marry a wife B. give his aunt nice presents
C. buy a farm D. build a house
( ) 4.Dick often went to see his aunt because .
A. she felt lonely B. she was often ill
C. she had no children D. with her help he grew up
( ) 5.Dick wanted to buy an old tombstone because .
A. he had enough money to buy a new one
B. his aunt couldn’t read whose name was engraved
C. his aunt wasn’t going to mind it
D. nobody knew what his aunt’s name was