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Newspaper Carrier Day happens on Septemb...

Newspaper Carrier Day happens on September 4 to celebrate Barney Flaherty and all past and present newspaper carriers.

Every day,thousands of newspaper carriers get up early and carry newspapers around the streets. They deliver(递送)our newspapers before we wake up but few people think about their hard work. In the USA,10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper boy. He started working for The New York Sun on September 10,1833.Today,many young people make their pocket money by delivering newspapers.

Perhaps millions of people have been a newspaper deliverer. Delivering newspapers used to be a part-time(兼职的)job for the children aged(……岁的)between 13 and 16.But now many adults often deliver newspapers by car. It has become dangerous for children to be on the streets alone before six in the morning. The newspaper carriers in the world are paid differently. For example,the newspaper carriers in Britain can make about $25 every day. And they usually work seven days a week. When you see your newspapers next time,think about the persons who delivered them.

1.Barney Flaherty,the first newspaper boy in the USA was born in ________.

A. 1843    B. 1833    C. 1823    D. 1820

2.Who used to deliver newspapers as a part-time worker?

A. The young people under the age of 16.    B. The children between the ages of 13 and 16.

C. The people of all ages.    D. The children over the age of 10.

3.How do adults usually deliver newspapers now?

A. By bike.    B. On foot.    C. By bus.    D. By car.

4.How much money can a newspaper carrier make every week in Britain?

A. About $175.    B. About $125.    C. About $100.    D. About $25.

5.From the passage,we can know that ________.

A. all the newspaper earners in the world are boys aged between 13 and 16

B. it isn't safe for children to walk on the streets alone before 6:00 a.m.

C. newspaper carriers must have all kinds of skills besides driving

D. the writer used to deliver newspapers on foot


1.C 2.B 3.D 4.A 5.B 【解析】试题分析:短文记叙了Newspaper Carrier Day的由来。Barney Flaherty,他10岁时于1833年9月10日开始为纽约太阳报工作,成为美国第一个报童。过去常常是13—16岁的孩子送报,他们很早就起床沿街步行送报,现在好多成年人也靠开汽车送报赚钱,而这对于大清早就在街上走路送报的孩子是不安全的。世...





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In some provinces of Canada,people celebrate Family Day on the second Monday of February. It is a holiday that gives families the chance(机会)to ______together.

On Family Day,many people plan and take part in(参加)activities such as visiting art museums,watching movies,playing games and holding parties,with their families. Some communities(社区)plan special public _______too.

______ the weather is usually very cold in February,some people _______choose to stay at home. Hot chocolate and freshly made cookies are the most popular snacks for

___.Other people use the long weekend as a chance to take a short winter break,or to travel to visit friends.

On Family Day,most people have a day off work or school. Many stores and supermarkets are _______,but post offices may be open. Buses run ______their usual timetables(时刻表).

Family Day was first ______in Alberta,Canada in 1990.It was held to show the importance of family and home that were important to people in Alberta. Later,Family Day was ______to other provinces,such as Ontario and Saskatchewan. British Columbia celebrated Family Day as a(n) _______for the first time in 2013.One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there were no holidays from New Year's Day to Good Friday(受难节).It was such a long time.

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10.A. success    B. holiday    C. weekend    D. invention



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----- ____________?  I didn’t hear clearly.

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C. whether will we go camping

D. where will we go camping



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