Part I Reading Comprehension (30%)
Direction: There are three passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best choice and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:
A little boy in South Carolina got to celebrate his birthday twice: After only one friend showed up to his birthday party, the local fire department decided to throw him another on.
The City of Beaufort Fire Department shared the story of a party the fire department held for a local boy named Cooper, who was disappointed when only one of his classmates showed up to his 6th birthday party. But after a community member gave the local fire department a call, (76) the members were quick to come to hisrescue.
“We jumped on board and said we’ll do whatever we can to make sure he has a great birthday and that more than one child shows up,” Beaufort firefighter Ross Vezinsays. “ Wemade arrangements to pick him up from school along with his mom and brother, and we brought him to abowlingalley(保龄球场) alongwitha biker group”
The fire department was also able to bring nearly 75 other kids from school to celebrate
alongside Cooper, whose mother, NicoalaShiflet, said he has difficulty making friends because he suffers from autism( 自 闭 症 )“ They had cake and presents and got to do some bowling,” Vezin continues, adding that the party came to be known as ”Coopers Birthday 2.0”.
From riding in a fire truck to seeing the motorcycles from the biker group and evening welcomed by so many new friends, Cooper loved his celebration. And it won't be the last time that the little boy gets to hang out with the fire department responsible for it
“we’re also going to have him up next week, " Vezin says. " We’re going to give him a fire department T-shirt and a tour of our fire station.”
1. Who did the most to make Cooper's second birthday party a greatsuccess?_________
A. Firefighters from Beaufort FireDepartment.
B. Men from the bikergroup.
C. Community members.
2. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to thepassage_________
A. About 75 kids showed up at Cooper's second birthdayparty.
B. Cooper's mother and brother were at his second birthdayparty.
C. Those joining the second birthday party did somebowling.
D. Cooper got a T-shirt from the fire department at his second birthdayparty.
3. The phrase have him up in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to_______
A. invite him as aguest
B. meet him bychance
C. take care of him
D. make friends withhim
4. Only one kid went to Cooper's first birthdaypartybecause________
A. Cooper was not good at makingfriends.
B. other kids were busy with their classesthen.
C. Cooper liked to play with grown-ups.
D. Cooper didn't invite hisclassmate.
5. We learn from the passage thatCooperwas the second birthdayparty_______
A.disappointedwith B. satisfiedwith C.frightenedby D. angryabout