|Unit 9 The memory robot|
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The memory robot Passage 1
Mrs Forgetful has a lot of friends, but she knows none of them well. She has a big house with a garden. The gardener grows all kinds of beautiful flowers in it. She has her own driver, cook and she doesn't do any housework. But she has felt lonely since her husband died. She wishes someone could talk with her.
One day the woman heard a new film was being shown at a cinema. She went there at once. When she got there, they told her the film was starting at a quarter past eight. She had a look at her watch and there were twenty minutes left. There were only some people there. She began to talk to a man next to her."I saw Mr Hunt this morning. He's much fatter than before,"said the woman."We should tell him to do more exercises."
"Mr Hunt? Who's he?" the man asked in surprise.
"Oh, you've forgotten our friend!" said the woman.
"But I don't know him at all, madam!"
The film began and she had to stop talking. When the film was over, she met the man at the exit.
"Oh, Mr Hunt," said Mrs Forgetful."Can you guess what I did just now?"
"Yes, I can, madam," said the man."You did the same thing you're doing now." With these words, the man hurried off.
()1Mrs Forgetful feels lonely because .
A、she lives in a big house aloneB、she can't look after the flowers
C、she has no housework to doD、she has few good friends
()2When Mrs Forgetful got to the cinema, it was .
A、a quarter to eightB、five to eight
C、five past eightD、a quarter past eight
()3Mrs Forgetful thought , so she began to talk to him.
A、the man could help herB、the man felt lonely too
C、the man was her friendD、the man liked sports
()4The man was surprised because .
A、he knew neither Mrs Forgetful nor Mr Hunt
B、Mrs Forgetful was always bad to him
C、Mrs Forgetful had few poor friends
D、Mrs Forgetful talked too much about Mr Hunt
()5Which of the following is wrong?
A、Mrs Forgetful has few good friends.
B、Mrs Forgetful is rich but alone.
C、The man doesn't know Mrs Forgetful,either.
D、The man was interested in Mrs Forgetful's talk.
We each have a memory. That's why we can still remember things after a long time. Some people have very good memories and they can easily learn many things by heart, but some people can only remember things when they say or do them again and again. Many of the great men of the world have got surprising memories.
A good memory is a great help in learning languages. Everybody learns his mother language when he is a small child. He hears the sounds, remembers them and then he learns to speak. Some children are living with their parents in foreign countries. They can learn two languages as easily as one because they hear, remember and speak two languages every day. In school it is not so easy to learn a foreign language because the pupils have so little time for it, and they are busy with other subjects, too.
But your memory will become better when you do more and more exercises.
()1Some people can easily learn many things by heart because .
A、they always sleep wellB、they often eat good food
C、they read a lot of booksD、they have very good memories
()2Everybody learns his mother language .
A、at the age of sixB、when he is a small child
C、after he goes to schoolD、when he can read and write
()3Before child can speak, he must .
A、read and writeB、make sentences
C、hear and remember the soundsD、think hard
()4In school the pupils can't learn a foreign language easily because .
A、they have no good memoriesB、they have no good teachers
C、they don't like itD、they are busy with other subjects
()5Your memory will become better and better .
A、if you have a lot of good foodB、if you do more and more exercises
C、if you do morning exercises every day
D、if you get up early
Once there lived an old man in a town. He always 1 a lot of things, so his wife always had to say to him,"remember this." One day he went on a long 2 alone. Before he went out, his wife said,"Now you have all these things. Take care of them." He went to the station, bought a ticket and got on the train with 3. About an hour later, the conductor came to the old man and said,"Will you please 4 me your ticket?"The old man looked for his ticket in all his pockets, but he could'tfind it. He was 5."I can't find my ticket. I really bought a ticket 6 I got on the train," said the old man."I 7 you bought a ticket. All right.You don't have to buy another one," said the conductor. But he 8 looked worried and said,"You don't know 9. If I can't find my ticket, I don't remember my 10 where I am going?"
()6A、asB、beforeC、as soon asD、after
()7A、thinkB、hopeC、don't thinkD、don't hope
A Clever Teacher
I can still remember my first day at school. I was only six years old at that time. It was a very big room. I sat at the desk near the window, but I couldn't see anything because the windows were too light. There was a big map of the world on the wall and on the blackboard. I don't think I was worried or afraid at that time. There was another little boy next to me. He sat there and kept silent at first. Then he began to cry, because he didn't want to stay there.
More and more students came in, but the boy didn't stop crying."Mom, I want to go home." He cried again and again. Later, the teacher came in. She went to the little boy, and said something to him. I couldn't hear what she said. Soon the boy stopped crying and began to smile. To this day, I still don't know what the teacher said to the little boy.
()1The writer went to school when he was 6 years old.
()2There were beautiful pictures on the wall of the classroom.
()3She sat near the window, so she could look outside.
()4She was not worried. She was afraid.
()5The little boy cried, because he wanted to go home.
()6When the teacher came in, the little boy stopped crying.
()7The teacher said something interesting and made the boy smile.
()8The writer knew what the teacher said to the little boy.
4、F根据第一段的这句话I don't think I was worried or afraid at that time.可以作为判断。
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