One Sunday, Mark decided to go sailing in his boat with his friend Dan, but Dan happened to be away. Dan’s brother John offered to go instead though he did not know anything about sailing. Mark agreed and they set out to sea.
Soon they found themselves in a thick fog. Mark was sure they would be hit by a big ship. Fortunately he saw a large buoy (浮标) through the fog and decided to tie the boat to it for safety. As he was getting onto the buoy, however, he dropped the wet rope. The boat moved away in the fog carrying John, Who did not know how to use the radio. He drifted (漂流) about and was not seen until twelve hours later.
Mark spent the night on the buoy. In the early morning he fell asleep. He was having a bad dream when a shout woke him up. A ship, the Good Hope, came up and he climbed onto it and thanked the captain. The captain told him that John had been picked up by another ship and the ship’s captain had sent out a message. “Without the message I would not have found you on the buoy,” he said.
1. Why didn’t Mark and Dan go sailing together?
A. Dan asked his brother to go instead B. Dan was in some other place
C. Mark was in some other place D. Mark would like to go with John
2. Mark tried to tie the boat to the buoy so that .
A. he could spend the night on it while John was looking for help
B. he and John could go sailing again when the fog cleared
C. it wouldn’t be hit by other ships
D. he might be picked up by a passing ship
3. John and Mark became separated because .
A. there wasn’t room for both John and Mark on the buoy
B. John couldn’t control the boat and drifted away
C. Mark thought it safe to stay on the buoy but John didn’t
D. John had to stay in the boat to radio for help
4. What made it possible for Mark to be found on the buoy?
A. John told people where to look for him.
B. John radioed to the Good Hope to get him.
C. He shouted when he caught sight of the Good Hope.
D. The captain saw him as the fog cleared.
5. The word he in the last sentence refers to .
A. the captain that got the message B. the captain that sent the message
C. John D. Mark
High in the Swiss Alps many years ago, there lived a lonely shepherd boy who longed for a friend to share his evenings. One night he saw three old men, each holding a glass.
The first old man said： “Drink this liquid and you shall be victorious in battle.”
The second old man said： “Drink this liquid and you shall have countless riches.”
The last old man said： “I offer you the happiness of music----- the horn(号角).”
The boy chose the third glass, The next day, he came upon a great horn, ten feet in length, When he put his lips to it, a beautiful melody(旋律) floated across the valley. He had found a friend.
So goes the legend(传说) of the horn, First known in the ninth century, the horn was used by herdsmen(牧人) to call cattle, for its deep tones echoed(发出回声) across the mountainsides. Even today, on a quiet summer evening, its music can be heard floating among the peaks(山顶).
1. What detail about the shepherd boy does the passage tell us?
A. His lonely job B. His age, C. His name D. His singing ability