Three Men in a Boat
Three men were sitting on a park bench. The one in the middle was reading a newspaper； the others were pretending to fish. They baited imaginary hooks, cast lines and reeled in their catch.
A passing policeman stopped to watch the spectacle and asked the man in the middle if he knew the other two.
"Oh yes, " he said. "They are my friends.
"In that case, " warned the officer, "you'd better get them out of here！"
"Yes, sir, " the man replied, and he began rowing furiously.
（1） bait v.置饵于（钩等上以捕鱼等）
（2） imaginary adj.想象的
（3） reel v. 卷或缠（钓丝等）
（4） spectacle n. 景象；光景
（5） furiously adv. 疯狂般地
① Where were the three men？
A. on a street
B. in a shopping centre
C. in a park
D. by a lake
② Who was reading a newspaper？
A. the one in the middle
B. the one on the left
C. the one on the right
D. the policeman was reading a newspaper
③ What were the others doing？
A. They were reading newspapers.
B. They were eating fish.
C. They were pretending to fish.
D. They were boating.
④ What's the interrelationship among the three men？
A. They were friends.
B. They were relatives.
C. They were strangers to each other.
D. They were members of one family.
⑤ Where did the man in the middle imagine he was？
A. on a train
B. on a bus
C. in a plane
D. in a boat