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2006-07-08 16:19

  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.

  Notes:

  (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

  Exercises:

  根据短文选择正确答案:

  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

  三位男子在公园的长椅上坐着。中间的一个在读报纸,另外两个在假装钓鱼。他们给想象的鱼钩上鱼饵,放线,并卷线把鱼抓上来。

  一位过路警察驻足观察了这个景象,他问中间的那个男子是否认识其他两位。

  “喔,认识,”他说,“他们是我的朋友。”

  “那样的话,”警察告诫说,“你最好把他们从这里弄走。”

  “好的,警官。”那男子回答说,接着就开始疯狂般地做起划桨的动作来。

  练习参考答案:

  ①C②A③C④A⑤D

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