[单选题]The famous director of a big and expensive movie planned to film a beautiful sunset over the ocean,so that the audience could see his hero and heroine(男女英雄)in front of it at the end of the film as they said goodbye to each other forever.He sent his camera crew(摄制组)out one evening to film the sunset for him.
The next morning he said to the men,“Have you provided me with that sunset?”
“No,sir,”the man answered.
The director was angry.“Why not?”he asked.
“Well,sir,”one of the men answered,“we're on the east coast here,and the sun sets in the west.We can get you a sunrise over the sea,if necessary,but not a sunset.”
“But I want a sunset!”the director shouted.“Go to the airport,take the next flight to the west coast,and get one.”
But then a young secretary had an idea.“Why don't you photograph a sunrise,”she suggested,“and then play it backwards?Then it'll look like a sunset.”
“That's a good idea!”the director said.Then he turned to the camera crew and said,“Tomorrow morning I want you to get me a beautiful sunrise over the sea.”
The camera crew went out early the next morning and filmed a bright sunrise over the beach in the middle of a beautiful bay(海湾).Then at nine o'clock they took it to the director.“Here it is,sir,”they said,and gave it to him.He was very pleased.
They all went into the studio.“All right,”the director explained,“now our hero and heroine are going to say goodbye.Run the film backwards so that we can see the ’sunset’ behind them.”
The“sunset”began,but after a quarter of minute,the director suddenly put his face in his hands and shouted to the camera to stop.
The birds in the film were flying backwards,and the waves on the sea were going away from the beach.
Why did the director want to send his crew to the west coast?
A、Because he changed his mind about getting a sunset
B、Because he was angry with his crew
C、Because it was his secretary's suggestion
D、Because he wanted to get a scene of sunset
[单选题]A bar(酒吧)owner locked up the door of his bar at two a.m.and went home to sleep.He had been in bed only a few minutes when the phone rang.“What time do you open up in the morning?”he heard an obviously drunken man(醉汉)ask.
The owner was so angry that he put down the receiver and went back to bed.A few minutes later there was another call and he heard the same voice ask the same question.“Listen”,the owner shouted.“There is no sense in asking about what time I open because I wouldn't let a person in your condition in...”
“I don't want to get in,”the caller interrupted(打断),“I want to get out.”
The caller made two phone calls to the bar owner was().
A、at a phone box(电话亭)
B、inside the bar
D、in a hotel
The water we drink and use is running short in the world .we all have to learn how to stop wasting our limited(有限的) water. One of the steps we should take is to find ways of reusing it . Experiments have already been done in this field.
Today in most large cities ,fresh water is used only once ,then it runs into waste system . But it is possible to pipe the used water to purifying factory. There it can be filtered and treated with chemicals so that it can be used again ,just as it were fresh from a spring(喷泉).
But even if every large purified(净纯) and reused its water, we still would not have enough. Then we could turn to the ocean. All we’d have to do to make use of the seawater on earth is to get rid of (去掉)the salt. This process(过程)is called desalinization ，(脱盐)and it is already in use in many parts of the world.
The best title (标题) for the passage is“ ”
A、How to Reuse Water
B、Two Solutions(解决办法)to the Problem of Water shortage(短缺)
C、Stop Wasting Our Limited Water
D、How to Make Use of Seawater