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一、Tom arrived at the bus station quite early for Paris bus. The bus for Paris would not leave until five to twelve. He saw a lot of people waiting in the station. Some were standing in line(排队), others were walking around. There was a group of schoolgirls. Their teacher was trying to keep them in line. Tom looked around but there was no place for him to sit.
He walked into the station cafe(咖啡馆). he looked up at the clock there. It was only twenty to twelve. He found a seat and sat down before a large mirror(镜子) on the wall. Just then, Mike, one of Tom’s workmates came in and sat with Tom.
“What time is your bus?” asked Mike.
“There’s plenty of time yet,” answered Tom.
“Well, I’ll get you some more tea then,” said Mike.
They talked while drinking. Then Tom looked at the clock again. “Oh! It’s going backward(倒行)!” he cried. “A few minutes ago it was twenty to twelve and now it’s half past eleven.”
“You’re looking at the clock in the mirror.” said Mike. Tom was so sad(难过). The next bus was not to leave for another hour. Since then Tom has never liked mirrors.
1、Tom went into the station cafe because ______.
A.Mike asked him to have a cup of tea
B.it was quite early and he could find a seat there
C.he didn’t like to stay with the schoolgirls
D.he wanted to have a drink with his workmate there
2、What time was it in fact when Tom looked at the clock in the mirror?
A.Half past twelve B.Twenty to twelve
C.Half past eleven D.Half past one
3、From the story we know that when we look at a clock in a mirror, we will find _______.
A.the time is right B.it’s going slower
C.it’s going backward D.it’s going faster
4、Which of the following is true?
A.Tom arrived in Paris on time
B.The next bus would leave in half an hour
C.After that Tom didn’t like clocks any longer
D.Tom looked at the clock in the mirror only once
5、Which of the following is the title(题目) of the story?
A.The Mirror of the Station
B.Not A Careful Man
C.Missing A Bus
D.The Clock In The Mirror
Key: 1、B 2、A 3、C 4、D 5、D
Some people want to be shot into space after their death, others want to lie deep under the sea. But most people want to go into the freezer(冷藏库).These are believers in cryogenics(低温冷冻学).
Now some diseases can’t be cured, but they may be cured sometime in the future. So some people hope that their bodies can be frozen after they die. When a cure is found, warm up his or her body, bring it back to life and take the cure. Once the body is frozen, it is kept in liquid nitrogen(液态氮) at a temperature of 328 degrees below zero.
Now around a thousand people are going to take cryogenic treatment(处理), though most scientists say it won’t work. If we freeze huge creatures(生物) like humans, every one of their cells(细胞) will be broken. Can they be brought back to life in the future?
7. Where do most people hope that their bodies are kept after their death?
8. Why do they want the world to keep their bodies well?
9. How do scientists usually keep a dead man’s body?
10. How many people are going to take cryogenic treatment after they die?
7. In the freezer.
8. They hope that they can come back to life one day.
9. They usually keep it in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of 328 degrees below zero.
10. Around 1.000 people.