The Candy Kings
2017-02-23 16:34 来源：小牛英语
The Candy Kings
Once candy was not made for children. In one country, almost 5,000 years ago, candy was made only for kings. Today, children are the candy kings.
Have you ever eaten licorice? People in ancient times ate licorice, too. They did think of licorice as candy at first. They ate licorice to keep them strong and well. In some countries, people ate licorice to make them beautiful! Later, people ate it just because it tasted good!
All candy was made by hand until 1845. In that year, a man made a candy machine. By the 1900s, candy was sold all over the world. Today, candy companies say a person eats from 15 to 30 pounds of candy a year. More than 2,000 different kinds of candy are made!
licorice n. 欧亚甘草
ancient adj. 远古的；老式的
company n. 公司
一、Read the passage and write "T" for true and "F" for false.
( ) 1. At first, candy was not made for children but only for kings.
( ) 2. Candy was made from licorice.
( ) 3. Licorice can bring many kinds of goodness.
( ) 4. Today people can buy candy all over the world.
( ) 5. Now, children are called the candy kings.
二、According to the passage, choose the best answer:A, B, C or D.
( ) 1. Candy was first made for ______ .
A. children B. kings C. animals
( ) 2. Later people ate licorice, ________ .
A. to keep them strong B. to make them beautiful
C. just because it tasted good
( ) 3. How many kinds of candy are there?
A. Not enough kinds of candy are made.
B. More than 2,000 different kinds of candy are made.
C. Different kinds of companies make many kinds of candy.
( ) 4. Today, ______ .
A. people eat candy to find licorice.
B. There are many kinds of candy all over the world
C. only children can buy candy.
( ) 5. The main idea of the whole story is that _______ .
A. candy companies think people eat too much candy
B. people have liked candy since ancient times.
C. licorice will make you grow big and strong
三、Answer the questions about the story.
1. Who was candy only made for before?
It was only made for ________ .
2. What did people think of as candy at first?
They thought of ______ as candy at first.
3. Why did people once eat licorice?
They ate licorice to keep them _______ and _______ ; to make them _______ .
4. How many pounds of candy are eaten per person every year?
A person eats from _______ to _______ pounds of candy a year.
5. How many kinds of candy are made now?
More than _______ _______ kinds of candy are made now.