学习啦【英语笑话】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-12
A Challenging Hunt
A woman answered her front door and found two boys holding a list. "Lady," one of them explained, "we are on a treasure hunt, and we need three grains of wheat, a pork-chop bone and a piece of used carbon paper to earn a dollar. "
"Wow," the woman replied, "who sent you on such a challenging hunt?" "Our baby-sitter's boyfriend. "
(1) pork-chop 猪肉排
(2) carbon paper复写纸
①The list the two boys were holding must have been about _____.
A. the name of the baby-sitter's boyfriend
B. where the two boys should go
C. the lady's address
D. the things that the two boys should hunt
② Where did the two boys meet the woman?
A. on the-street
B. on the road
C. in the backyard
D. at her front door
③ Why were the boys on the hunt?
A. Because their parents told them to do so,
B. Because their baby-sitter was not home.
C. Because their baby-sitter's boyfriend wanted to stay with her alone.
D. Because it had bee their usual game.
④ The woman's attitude towards the boys' act was that_____ .
A. she was very happy
B. she was very angry
C. she was a bit disappointed
D. she was a bit surprised
⑤ From the passage, we may conclude that______ .
A. it would take the boys a long time to gather all the required things
B. the woman would give all the required things to the boys
C. the boys were cheated by the baby-sitter's game
D. the baby-sitter ran away with her boyfriend
Youre Not Going to Make it
Gravely ill, a man went to the doctor with his wife. After the examination the physician motioned for the wife to meet him in the hallway.
"Your husband is very sick, " the doctor said, "but there are three things you can do to ensure his survival. First, fix him three healthful, delicious meals a day. Next, give him a stress-free environment , and don't complain about anything. Finally, make passionate love to him every day.
On the drive home the husband asked, "What did the doctor say?"
"I'm sorry, " she said, "but you're not going to make it.
(1) gravely adv.特别严重地
(2) physician n.医生
(3) motion v.以动作或手示意
(4) ensure v.保证
(5) survival n.生存
(6) stress-free adj.没有压力的
(8) passionate adj.热烈的
①_____ .ill, a man went to the doctor with his wife.
② After the examination the physician _____ for the wife to meet him in the hallway.
③ Next, give him a _____environment.
④ Make passionate love_____ him every day.
⑤ From the passage, we can see that the wife didn't______ the husband.
① Gravely ② motioned ③ stress-free ④ to ⑤ love
A Pleasant Surprise
A friend of mine had been wanting new kitchen cabinets for a long time, but her husband insisted they were an extravagance. She went to visit her mother for two weeks, and when she returned, she was overjoyed to find that beautiful new cabinets had been installed.
A few days later a neighbor came over to visit my friend. After admiring the new cabinets, the neighbor added, "All of us were so glad that the fire your husband had while you were gone was confined to the kitchen. "
(1) cabinet n. 橱柜
(2) extravagance n.奢侈
(3) overjoyed adj.大为高兴的;极为开心的
(4) install v.安装
(5) be confined to限制;限于范围内
① The husband didn't want to buy new cabinets because they were very expensive.
② The wife was angry, so she went to her mother's home.
③ White the wife was away, the husband decided to give his wife a pleasant surprise.
④ The husband had a fire while the wife was away.
⑤ The fire burnt all the new cabinets that had just been installed.