One day, a farmer was walking along a road with his son Thomas. The father said,“Look! There’s a horsshoe. Pick it up and put it in your bag.” Thomas said,“It isn’t worth the trouble.” His father said nothing but he picked it up himself. When they got to a nearby town, they had a rest. There the farmer sold the horseshoe and with the few pennies he bought some cherries(樱桃).
The father and the son continued their way. The sun was well up in the sky, and there wasn’t a house or even a tree where they could have a rest. Thomas felt too thirsty to walk on. At this time, his father dropped a cherry on the ground and Thomas picked it up quickly and ate it. After a while, his father dropped another cherry and once again, his son lost on time in picking it up and putting it in his mouth.
And so they went on. The old farmer dropped the cherries and the son picked them up. When Thomas had eaten up all the cherries, his father said to him,“My drar son, if you had bent(弯腰) down early to pick up that horseshoe, it would not have been necessary for you to bend so many times for the cherries. Always remember the lesson that he who does not worry about the little things will find that he cannot do the great things.”
61.Who picked up the horseshoe at last? .
A.The son B.The father
C.Both the father and the son D.Neither the father nor the son
62.The farmer bought with the money after he sold the horseshone.
A.some bread B.some water
C.come cherries D.some pennies
63.When the son refused to pick up the horseshoe, the father .
A.beat the son B.said nothing
C.felt very happy D.became very angry
64.The father dropped the cherries one by one, because .
A.he wanted to teach his son a lesson
B.he wanted his son to do more exercise
C.he wanted his son to eat them all
D.he wanted to laugh at his son
65.From the story, we can learn that .
A.cherries are so delicious that most of us like to eat them
B.a horseshoe is so expensive that it can bring us a lot of money
C.if we want to eat cherries, we must pick up a horseshoe
D.if we don’t worry about the little things, we cannot do the great things
The first chocolate was eaten by people in South America hundreds of years ago. In those days, the people did not really eat chocolate. They used the cocoa bean(可可豆)to make a chocolate drink and they enjoyed it very much. Many years later, the cocoa bean was brought to other countries and people came to love the taste of chocolate.
In 1824, John Cadbury opened a small shop in Britain. One of the things he sold was chocolate drink. In 1831, he opened a factory to make chocolate drink. He wanted to encourage people to drink chocolate instead of other drinks. A few years later, a man called Joseph Fry found a way to make chocolate instead of only drinking it. But at that time chocolate was very expensive and only the rich people could buy it. Later, ad more and more chocolate bars were produced and sold, it became cheaper.
However, aT first only plain chocolate (a kind of chocolate without milk and with very little sugar)was produced. Milk chocolate came later and this was made by adding milk to the chocolate. The first milk chocolate bar was made in Cadbury’s factory in 1897. Their most famous chocolate, Cadbury’s Milk Bar, was made in 1905, It has been the most popular chocolate in Britain and around the world for over 100 years. The Cadbury factory is still in Britain and the chocolate produced there is eaten all over the world. Every year, thousands of visitors visit the factory in order to see how chocolate is made.
56.Hundreds of years ago, people first began to drink chocolate in ____.
A.South America B.South Africa C.Britain D.Australia
57.John Cadbury opened a factory to make chocolate drink in____ .
A.1824 B.1831 C.1897 D.1905
58.People had the chance to eat chocolate instead of drinking it for the first time ____.
A. when chocolate was cheaper
B. when more and more chocolate was produced
C. when John Cadbury started to make chocolate drink
D. when Joseph Fry found a way to make chocolate bars.
59.At first, not many people bought chocolate____ .
A. because it was very expensive
B. because people didn’t like the taste
C. because they wanted to have other drinks
D. because there was no chocolate sold in the shops
60.Cadbury’s Milk Bar ____.
A. was first made in 1897
B. is a kind of plain chocolate
C. is famous neither in Britain nor in America
D. is popular not only in Britain but also around the world