2017-02-20 23:09 来源：小牛英语
It's true that the English people are a nation of animal lovers. Charles Dickens, a famous writer, had a cat. The cat was very fond of his master. He didn't like to see Dickens working to hard. At night, when the cat wanted to say "Stop writing" to his master, he often put out Dickens' candle with his paw!
nation n. 民族
writer n. 作者；作家
be fond of 喜爱；爱好
master n. 主人
put out 扑灭；熄灭
candle n. 蜡烛
paw n. 爪
一、Read the passage and write "T" for true and "F" for false.
( ) 1. The English people love animals very much.
( ) 2. Dickens only liked cats.
( ) 3. The cat was not pleased when he saw Dickens working too hard.
( ) 4. The cat said "Stop writing" when he didn't want Dickens to work.
( ) 5. Dickens worked by candlelight at night.
二、According to the passage, choose the best answer:A, B, C or D.
( ) 1. Dickens was _______ .
A. a French animal lover
B. an American writer
C. an English writer
D. an English farmer
( ) 2. The cat often put out Dickens' candle for _______ .
A. his master didn't play with him
B. he didn't like to see his master working too hard.
C. his master had finished writing
D. his master would go to bed at that time
( ) 3. "The cat was very fond of his master." means "______ ."
A. The cat didn't like his master
B. The cat was pleased with his master
C. The cat liked his master very much
D. The cat was found by his master
( ) 4. What do you know from the passage?
A. Dickens was a hard-working man.
B. Dickens was not pleased with his work.
C. Dickens hated his cat.
D. Dickens was lazy in his work.
( ) 5. The best title for this passage is _______ .
A. Animal Lovers B. A Cat C. Dickens and His Cat D. Stop Writing
三、Answer the questions about the story.
1. Who is Charlas Dickens?
Charles Dickens is a famous _______ _______ and an ______ lover.
2. How was the cat feeling when it saw Dickens working too hard?
The cat will be ________ .
3. When Dickens was working too hard, what would the cat do?
The cat would want Dickens to _______ ______ .
4. How would the cat stop Dickens working?
The cat would _______ ________ _______ ______ .
5. Do you like this cat? Why or why not?
_______ . Because ______________________ .
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