| Tom arrived at the bus station quite early for Paris bus. The bus for Paris would not leave until five|
to twelve. He saw a lot of people waiting in the station. Some were standing in line, and others were
walking around. There were a group of schoolgirls. Their teacher was trying to keep them in line. Tom
looked around but there was no place for him to sit.
He walked into the station cafe ( 咖啡厅). He looked up at the clock there. It was only twenty to
twelve. He found a seat and sat down before a large mirror on the wall. Just then, Mike, one of Tom's
workmates came in and sat with Tom.
"What time is your bus?" asked Mike.
"There's lots of time yet. " answered Tom.
"Well, I'll get you some more tea then. " said Mike.
They talked while drinking. Then Tom looked at the clock again. "Oh! It's going backward(后头),"
he cried. "A few minutes ago it was twenty to twelve and now it's half past eleven. "
"You're looking at the clock in the mirror. " said Mike. Tom was so sad. The next bus was not to
leave for another hour. Since then Tom never liked mirrors.
|1. Tom went into the station cafe because . |
|A. Mike asked him to have a cup of tea |
B. it was quite early and he could find a seat there
C. he didn't like to stay with the schoolgirls
D. he wanted to have a drink with his workmate there
|2. What time was it in fact when Tom looked at the clock in the mirror? |
|A. Half past twelve. |
B. Twenty to twelve.
C. Half past eleven.
D. Half past one.
|3. From the story we know that when we look at the clock in the mirror, we'll find . |
|A. the time is right |
B. it's going more slowly
C. it's going backward
D. it's going faster
|4. Which of the following is TRUE? |
|A. Tom arrived in Paris on time. |
B. The next bus would leave in half an hour.
C. After that Tom didn't like clocks any longer.
D. Tom looked at the clock in the mirror only once.
|5. Which of the following is the best title of the story? |
|A. The Mirror of the Station |
B. Not a Careful Man
C. Missing a Bus
D. The Clock in the Mirror