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14-year-old McDonald's hamburger

 

导读:一个美国人近日展示了自己14年前买的一个麦当劳汉堡,这个汉堡和当初他买的时候一模一样。

 

A US man has shown off a 14-year-old McDonald`s hamburger that_______[look] the same as the day he bought it.

一个美国人近日展示了自己14年前买的一个麦当劳汉堡,这个汉堡和当初他买的时候一模一样。

David Whipple, from Utah, had _______[origin]  planned to keep the burger for two months in order to show friends how its preservatives would maintain its _______[appear].

来自美国犹他州的戴维?惠普尔起初打算把汉堡放上两个月,目的是到时候让朋友们看看防腐剂是如何让汉堡保持外观的。

But, after _______[accident]  leaving the product in his pocket for two years, Mr Whipple decided to keep the burger for even longer to see how long it could continue looking normal.

然而,他无意中把汉堡在口袋里放了两年,于是惠普尔决定把汉堡放得更久一点,看它还能维持正常的样子多久。

"It wasn`t _______ purpose," Mr Whipple told US television show The Doctors.

惠普尔告诉美国电视节目《医生》说:“我这么做不是故意的。”

"I was showing some people how enzymes work and I thought a hamburger would be a good idea. And I used it for a month and then forgot about it.

“我是想让一些人看看酶是如何发生作用的,我觉得拿汉堡做实验是个好主意。我用汉堡做了一个月实验,然后就把它忘掉了。

"It ended up in a paper sack in the original sack with the receipt in my coat tossed in the back of my truck and it sat there for, I don`t know, two or three months."

“后来这个用纸包着的汉堡放在原包装里,连同收据一起装在我的外套兜里,而外套又被扔到我的卡车后厢中,在那里待了——我搞不清了——两到三个月吧。”

However, Mr Whipple`s experiment was then _______[forget] after the coat was tossed in a closet.

但是,在外套被扔到一个橱柜里后,惠普尔就把他的实验忘记了。

"My wife didn`t discover it until at least a year _______ two after that. And we pulled it out and said `oh my gosh, I can`t believe it looks the same way`."

“直到至少过了一两年,我的妻子才发现它。我们把这个汉堡拽出来,惊叹道‘天啊,它居然还是老样子,真让人不敢相信’。”

Doctors on the CBS show noted that aside from the pickle disintegrating, the burger showed no signs of mould, fungus or even a strange odour.

哥伦比亚广播公司的《医生》节目指出,除了泡菜有腐烂迹象外,汉堡上看不到任何霉菌斑,甚至闻不到一丝奇怪的味道。

Mr Whipple admitted that at one point he _______[consider]  selling the burger via online auction site eBay.

惠普尔承认说,他曾一度想把这个汉堡通过拍卖网站eBay卖掉。

But, _______ bids reaching close to $2,000 (?1,300), he and his family decided to keep the product for _______[educate] use.

然而,尽管后来买方出价高达近2000美元(合1300英镑),他和他的家人还是决定把这个汉堡留作教育用途。

He now admits he uses the burger to convince his grandchildren not to eat junk food from restaurants such as McDonalds.

现在他坦言自己用这个汉堡来说服他的孙儿们不要去吃麦当劳这种饭店的垃圾食品。

"It`s great for the grandkids to see. To see what happens with fast food," he said.

他说:“让孙辈们看看这个很不错。看看发生在快餐食品上的奇异景象。”

 

 

 

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  As she walked round the huge department store, Edith reflected how difficult it was to choose a suitable Christmas present for her father. She wish that he was as easy to please as her mother, who was always delighted with perfume

  Besides, shopping at this time of the year was a most disagreeable experience: people trod on your toes, poked you with their elbows and almost knocked you over in their haste to get to a bargain ahead of you.

   Partly to have a rest, Edith paused in front of a counter where some attractive ties were on display. "They are real silk," the assistant assured her, trying to tempt her. "Worth double the price." But Edith knew from past experience that her choice of ties hardly ever pleased her father.

  She moved on reluctantly and then quite by chance, stopped where a small crowd of man had gathered round a counter. She found some good quality pipes on sale-----and the prices were very reasonable. Edith did not hesitate for long: although her father only smoked a pipe occasionally, she knew that this was a present which was bund to please him.

   When she got home, with her small well-chosen present concealed in her handbag, her parents were already at the supper table. Her mother was in an especially cheerful mood, "Your father has at last to decided to stop smoking." She informed her daughter.

 

1.Edith's father _______.

a.did not like present

b.never got present

c.preferred ties

d.was difficult to choose a present for

 

2.The assistant spoke to Edith because she seemed_______.

a.attractive

b.interested in ties

c.tired

d.in need of comfort

 

3.Edith stopped at the next counter_________.

a.purosely

b.suddenly

c.unwillingly

d.accidentally

 

4.Edith's father smoked a pipe_______.

a.when he was obliged

b.on social occasions

c.from time to time

d.when he was delighted

 

5.Shopping was very disagreeable at that time of the year because_______.

a.coustomers trod on each other's toes

b.coustomers poked each other with their elbows

c.customers knocked each other

d.customers were doing their shopping in a great hurry

 

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Abraham Lincoln loved to tell stories on himself. One of his favorites concerned itself with physical __1__.

In the days when Lincoln used to be on the circuit (traveling on horseback from one county court to another), he was once approached by a __2__ who said, “Excuse me, sir, but I have an article which __3__ to you.”

 “How is that?” Lincoln asked in __4__.

The stranger took a knife from his pocket. “This knife,” he said “was__5__in my hand some years ago, with the order that I was to keep it until I found a man __6__ than I am myself. I have __7__ that knife for many years. Now I pass it on to you.”

 Lincoln __8__ humorously, “I've carried that knife ever since.”

One of Lincoln's greatest assets(资产) was his ability to laugh at himself. And he __9__ laughed at his physical appearance. But history does not __10__him as an ugly individual -- in fact, often just the opposite.

His outer appearance was clothed in magnificently __11__ garments: character, honesty, humor and courage. But there are other __12__he wore equally well -- such as modesty and forgiveness.

The story __13__ us to clothe ourselves with “compassion, kindness, modesty, gentleness and patience.” Then “over all of these put on love, which bonds them in perfect unity.” Regardless of how __14__ we may otherwise be, it is these clothes that will determine our __15__ beauty.

 

1.A.condition B. performance C. appearance D. environment

2.A. stranger B. soldier C. humorist D. writer

3.A. refers B. occur C. aim D. belongs

4.A. relief B. excitement C. astonishment D. embarrassment

5.A. made B. placed C. kept D. hurt

6.A. uglier B. smarter C. stranger D. better

7.A. treasured B. carried C. repaired D. sharpened

8.A. argued B. commented C. added D. responded

9.A. privately B. shamefully C. unwillingly D. frequently

10.A. treat B. remember C. honour D. describe

11.A. ordinary B. beautiful C. expensive D. worthless

12.A. clothes B. hats C. shoes D. glasses

13.A. allows B. warns C. teaches D. trains

14.A. well-dressed B. kind-hearted C. hard-working D. good-looking

15.A. actual B. natural C. physical D. great

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

答案:

looks

originally

 appearance

accidentally/ accidently

on

 forgotten

or

had considered

despite

educational

 

 

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1-5CADCB      6-10 ABCDB            11-15 BACDA

 

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