At first, Rhonda Tormaschy thought her 16-year-old daughter, Cassidy, was joking about opening up an ice cream truck. "We were sitting around one night with her and one of her friends, and this is what she approached（接近）us with and we thought she wasn't _______ at first, "Rhonda said.
But last all, her husband, Chad, started _______ some type of truck, and they found an old school bus in Lincoln, Oregon. The family spent the winter fixing, painting and transforming _______into Ice Cream Express. In order to turn the small, old school bus into an ice cream truck, the family even _______ a freezer, fridge and sink.
"Getting it together was kind of a(n)_______ for all of us, "Rhonda said. "We had to go through the health inspector, get signatures from the police department and the fire department. Finally we received the _______."
"The community needed something to lighten up their day and make their day _______," Cassidy said. "I thought that this would be a good way to help everybody through their day. "
She visits local businesses at a set time every Thursday and plans to hit up neighborhoods and parks in the evening, as well as _______ ice cream at other summer events.
Ice Cream Express serves Schwan's products. "It's quite a variety (多样)." Cassidy said. "We offer products from the sundae cones to the sandwiches and Italian ice—just about_______.”
Now that the truck is up and running, Cassidy hopes her younger sisters will take it over when she leaves for college.
"We have a daughter who's going to be 13 here and that would be a perfect time for her to take it over in the next couple of years. "Rhonda said. "________ she doesn't want to, I think I would probably continue it as long as it's still a want and a need in Dickinson. "
So far, the reception to Ice Cream Express has been amazing, Rhonda said.
"We haven't had an ice cream bus in this town for years, Rhonda said. "I think it's gone over way better than we expected it to, which is great. "
1.A.satisfied B.silent C.strange D.serious
2.A.pushing for B.looking for C.paying for D.asking for
3.A.them B.her C.us D.it
4.A.put in B.put up C.put out D.put through
5.A.trick B.trip C.event D.experience
6.A.wonder B.reward C.license D.project
7.A.faster B.cooler C.darker D.brighter
8.A.buying B.serving C.feeding D.storing
9.A.anyone B.nothing C.anything D.none
10.A.If B.Because C.Whenever D.Unless
Library closed:17 to 21June
We regret to tell you that our library will be closed next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the repairs. It will open again on Monday with the new opening hours:
Monday～Friday: 8 a. m. ～6 p. m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a. m. ～5 pm.
Public holidays: closed
Thank you for your kind attention!
1.The library will be closed because of ________________.
A.the repairs B.the exams C.the sports meeting D.public holidays
2.How many days will the library be closed?
A.3 B.4 C.5 D.6
3.What time will the library open on June 27?
A.At 7 a.m. B.At 8 a. m. C.At 9 a. m. D.At 10 a. m.
The Huawei Mate Xs seems like the first truly model of foldable(可折叠的）phones. It's a huge-screened smart phone that fold with the screen on the outside. Unlike the competition, this is a killer phone. ①
This phone catches a lot of attention-unfold it and people will be amazed. ____② We've been stopped in the street, interrupted on a train and watched by a waiter while using it.
With a battery in each half, the Mate Xs has 4500mAh of power and charges very quickly-over 80% in 30 minutes. Open the Mate Xs out and you can multitask (多任务) across three different apps on the screen at once. With the help of a sidebar, you can drag one to the right and one to the left.
③ First, the screen. It's plastic, as on most foldable phones, so more fragile(易碎的)than glass ones. Next, the software. As it was not allowed to use Google, many apps you use in your daily life may just don't work properly on the Mate Xs. ④ There's a lot to weigh up here, especially that price-￡2299, but there's no doubt the tech in this thing is great and surprising.
1.Which is TRUE about Mate Xs according to the passage?
A.Mate Xs has only a battery of 4500 mAh of power.
B.All the apps we like can work very well on the Mate Xs.
C.The huge screen on the Mate Xs is made of glass and hard to break.
D.Mate Xs allows us to watch videos and send messages at the same time.
2.The sentence "But three things put the Mate Xs in question." should be put in________.
A.① B.② C.③ D.④
3.What does the author think of the Mate Xs?
A.It is well worth buying.
B.It is surprising but too expensive.
C.It runs out of power quickly.
D.It is just a phone with a huge screen.
Have you ever read Charlotte's Web, a classic novel written by E. B. White? It is a story about a spider. He made friends with a pig and helped him.
Wilbur was an ill-fated(倒霉的)pig. When he was born, he was so small that the farmer Mr. Arable decided to end the pig's life. Fortunately, Wilbur met the lovely and kind-hearted farmer's daughter Fern, she stopped him from killing Wilbur and asked his father to give her the cute pig as her personal pet to feed in a barnyard(谷仓场院).
Fern loved Wilbur more than anything. She loved to touch him gently, to feed him, to put him to bed. Wilbur grew day by day and made many friends in the barnyard. They are geese, cattle, sheep, a spider and so on. Of all these friends Wilbur's favourite is Charlotte, a beautiful grey spider.
As the days went by, Wilbur grew and grew. He ate three big meals a day. He spent long hours lying on his side, half asleep, dreaming pleasant dreams. He enjoyed good health and he gained a lot of weight. One day, the old sheep Samuel in the barnyard told Wilbur that he would be served as Christmas dinner this year. Wilbur turned to Charlotte for help. Day after day the spider waited, head-down, for an idea to come to her. Hour by hour she sat motionless, deep in thought Having promised Wilbur that she would save his life, she was decided to keep her promise. She had the idea of writing words extolling Wilbur's excellence, such as "a famous terrific pig" in her web. She makes the farmer believe that Wilbur is some kind of supernatural(神奇的)animal, too important to kill.
Thanks to Charlotte's efforts, Wilbur not only lived but also won a special prize at the fair. With the help of Charlotte, Wilbur became the only one pig to see the spring.
Unusually the author made a spider the heroine of the book. Many people are afraid of spiders. Charlotte did everything in her power to keep Wilbur alive, but Charlotte was so tired that she finally died. The novel showed how a strong friendship could last through the worst possible times.
1.Which of the following can best describe Charlotte?
A.Warm-hearted, humorous and honest,
B.Kind, curious and smart.
C.Clever, helpful and loyal.
D.Honest, patient and generous.
2.Who told Wilbur that he would be killed?
A.The spider—Charlotte. B.The sheep—Samuel.
C.The girl——Fern. D.The farmer—Mr. Arable.
3.The underlined word "extolling" in Paragraph 4 has the similar meaning to "________".
A.praising B.preventing C.presenting D.protecting
4.What is the main idea of the story?
A.We'd better make friends with animals because they can help us.
B.A true friend is the one who devotes himself or herself to you when you are in trouble.
C.Charlotte's Web is such an amazing book that it is worth reading.
D.Wilbur was so special that Charlotte tried her best to save him.
The ____________ [mju?zi??m] was quite a peaceful place, we sat down in the main hall and listened to the rain beating against the windows.
Because of the COVID-19, this year's summer holiday will not start until the middle of __________(七月).
___________ (领导) by President Xi Jinping, the Chinese people are fighting against the spread of the COVID-19 through China.