| A friend of mine named Jim received an expensive car from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve|
when Jim came out of his office,a street urchin(顽童) was walking around the shining car. "Is this your car, Jim?" he
Jim answered,"Yes,my brother gave it to me for Christmas." The boy was surprised." You mean your brother gave
it to you and it didn't cost you nothing? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated(犹豫).
Of course Jim knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the
boy said surprised Jim greatly.
"I wish," the boy went on," that I could be a brother like that." Jim looked at the boy in surprise, then he said
again, "Would you like to take a ride in my car?"
"Oh yes,I'd love that."
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes shining, said, "Jim, would you mind driving in front of my
Jim smiled a little. He thought he knew what the boy wanted. He wanted to show his neighbours(邻居) that he
could ride home in a big car. But Jim was wrong again. "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked.
He ran up to the steps. Then in a short while Jim heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was
carrying his little crippled(残疾) brother. He sat him down on the step and pointed to the car.
"There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him
a cent. And some day I'm going to give you one just like it...
|1. The street urchin was very surprised when __________.|
|A. Jim received an expensive car|
B. Jim told him about the car
C. he saw the shining car
D. he was walking around the car
|2. From the story we can see the urchin __________.|
|A. wished to give his brother a car|
B. wanted Jim's brother to give him a car
C. wished he could have a brother like Jim's
D. wished Jim could be a brother like that
|3. The urchin asked Jim to stop his car in front of his house __________.|
|A. to show his neighbours the big car|
B. to show he had a rich friend
C. to let his brother ride in the car
D. to tell his brother about his wish
|4. We can infer(推断) from the story that __________.|
|A. Jim couldn't understand the urchin|
B. the urchin had a deep love for his brother
C. the urchin wished to have a rich brother
D. the urchin's wish came true in the end
|5. The best name of the name story is __________.|
|A. A Christmas Present|
B. A Street Urchin
C. A Brother Like That
D. An Unforgettable Holiday Ride