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Mr King works in a shop and drives a car for the manager. He drives carefully and can keep calm in time of danger. And he escaped from several accidents. The manager pays him more and the traffic policemen often speak highly of him.

Mr Baker, one of his friends, works in a factory outside the city. It‘s far from his house and he has to go to work by bus. As the traffic is crowded in the morning, sometimes he’s late for the work. His manager warns the young man that he will be sent away unless he gets to his office on time. He hopes to buy a car, but he hasn‘t enough money. He decides to buy an old one. He went to the flea (跳蚤) market and at last he chose a beautiful but cheap car. He said he wanted to have a trial (试验) drive, the seller agreed. He called Mr King and asked him to help him.

Mr King examined the car at first and then drove it away. It was five in the morning and there were few cars in the street. At first he drove slowly and it worked well. Then he drove fast. And when he reached a crossing, the lights turned red. He tried to stop it, but he failed and nearly hit an old woman who was crossing the street. A policeman told him to stop, but the car went on until it hit a big tree by the road.

“Didn‘t you hear me?” the policeman asked angrily.

“Yes, I did, sir,” said Mr King, “Since it doesn‘t listen to me,can it obey you?”

根据以上短文内容,然后从每题所给的四个选项中选择最佳选项。

1. Mr King is paid more because he _______.

A. always drives very slowly  B. is not afraid of danger

C. had driven for years  D. drives very well

2. Mr Baker went to the flea market to _______.

A. buy a second-hand car  B. have a trial drive

C. choose a new car  D. sell his old car

3. Mr King tried to stop the car when _______.

A. he saw an old woman crossing the street

B. he saw a big tree

C. the traffic lights turned red

D. the policeman shouted angrily at him

4. Which of the following is true?

A. Mr King will be sent away if he keeps being late

B. Mr Baker can‘t afford to buy an old car

C. Mr King didn‘t hear the policeman

D. Something was wrong with the car

「答案与解析」

1. 选D.由句子He drives carefully and can keep calm in time of danger. And he escaped from several accidents.可知,Mr King drives very well,因此老板付给了他更多的薪水。答案选D.

2. 选A.Mr Baker因为交通拥挤而经常迟到,受到老板的责骂,所以He hopes to buy a car. 但是他没有足够的钱,所以He decided to buy an old one,可见他去跳蚤市场是buy a second-hand car(想买一辆二手车),因此答案选A.

3. 选C.Mr King试车到了一个十字路口时,The light turned red,所以He tried to stop it,因此答案选C.

4. 选D.Mr King在交警的警告下也没有停住车,最后撞到了树上,他的解释是:It doesn‘t listen to me(车不听我的话),可见车有问题,所以答案选D.


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