| A terrible mudslide (泥石流) swept through Zhouqu County in northwest China's Gansu Province |
on August 7, 2010. Lots of people were killed and injured in the disaster (灾难), and some are still
missing. Now the new school semester began. How about the students there?
Up till now, most people including teachers and students are still living in the tents. The students should
have started their new semester on August 15. However, the terrible mudslide disrupted the plan since
two schools were damaged and three others were used as resettlement areas (安置区). The new
semester had to be put off for ten days. Also, since many teachers were killed, parents were worrying that
their children might not be able to go to school. Luckily, 54 teachers from neighboring areas were sent to
Zhouqu County, and 12 volunteer teachers arrived there, too. Moreover, all the students got their text-
books and school things for free.
On the first day of school, a girl said, "The disaster is weighing heavily on my mind (沉重地压在我
的心上). But today school begins. I'm with my classmates again. I feel so happy."
Zhouqu County has two primary schools, two junior high schools and one senior high school. The
students of the only senior high school had to start the new semester in a school in the neighboring area.
Although the new school is far from their homes, they are happy to return to school.
|1. The underlined word "disrupted" means "_____" in Chinese.|
|A. 实施 |
|2. The new school semester began on _____ in Zhouqu County.|
|A. August 7 |
B. August 15
C. August 25
D. September 1
|3. What were the parents in Zhouqu County worrying?|
|A. There were no textbooks for their children.|
B. Their children had problems with their studies.
C. The textbooks were too expensive for them to afford.
D. There were not enough teachers to teach their children.
|4. From the underlined words the girl said, we can learn she is very _____.|
|A. sad |
D. optimistic (乐观)
|5. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?|
|A. There are five schools in Zhouqu County.|
B. Many people had to live in the tents after the mudslide.
C. The teachers now in Zhouqu County are much more than before.
D. The terrible mudslide killed many people and affected people's lives there.