A Holiday From School
2017-02-22 17:26 来源：小牛英语
A Holiday From School
Tommy hates school and is always looking for excuses not to go. He spends more time at home than at school. On the days he has to go to school, he looks for excuses to come home early.
One day he comes home from school in the middle of the day.
His father is surprised. "You're home early, is the school closed today?"
"No, Dad," Tommy says. "It's open. I came home early."
"How can you do that? What do you say to the teacher?"
"I told her that I had a new baby brother and that I had to come home and help you."
"But your mother has had twins," his father says, "you've got a baby brother and a baby sister."
"Yes, I know, Dad," Tommy says. "I'm saving up my baby sister for next week."
hate v. 憎恨
excuse n. 理由
spend v. 花费；度过；消磨
closed adj. 关闭的
一、Read the passage and write "T" for true and "F" for false.
( ) 1. Tommy doesn't like going to school.
( ) 2. On the days he has to go to school, Tommy stays at school late.
( ) 3. Tommy finds a good excuse to come home early one day.
( ) 4. The father asks Tommy to look after the twin brother.
( ) 5. Tommy has another good excuse to come home early.
二、According to the passage, choose the best answer:A, B, C or D.
( ) 1. Tommy tries to find excuses for not going to school because ______ .
A. it makes him sneeze
B. it gives him a headache
C. he is too busy
D. he doesn't like it
( ) 2. Tommy spends most of his time _______ .
A. at school B. at home C. at the doctor D. in bed
( ) 3. When he has to go to school, he _______ .
A. is always late B. tries to leave early
C. is often on trouble D. is always sick
( ) 4. He does not tell his teacher about the twins because _______ .
A. they are very young B. he doesn't know about them
C. he wants to keep one of them for another excuse.
D. they are too new
( ) 5. Which one is right?
A. Father asks Tommy to come home to look after the twins.
B. Tommy tells the teacher that his mother has the twins.
C. Tommy doesn't want his teacher to know he has a twin brother and a twin sister.
D. Tommy can't come home early another day.
三、Answer the questions about the story.
1. How does Tommy go home early on the days he has to go to school?
He _______ _______ _______ to come home early.
2. Why is his father surprised one day?
Tommy comes home from school _____ ______ ______ _____ ______ _______ .
3. What does Tommy say to the teacher?
He has a ______ _______ ________ and he has to come home to help his father.
4. How many new children does Tommy's mother have?
His mother has ______ babies, a baby brother and a baby sister.
5. What does Tommy say?
He is ______ _______ _______ _______ _______ for next week.
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