Mom is usually home on Sunday but this week she was going to a big golf game and I was all alone in the house. I was mad at Mom for divorcing Dad.
I kept looking at the telephone until I couldn’t stand it any longer. I picked up the receiver and dialed Dad’s number over in Bakersfield. I even remembered to dial 1 first because it was long distance. “You promised to phone me this week but you didn’t,” I said, feeling I had to talk to him.
“Take it easy, kid,” he said. “I just didn’t get around to it. I was going to call this evening. The week isn’t over yet.”
I thought about that.
“Something on your mind?” he asked.
“I hoped you would call, so I waited and waited.” Then I was sorry I said it.
“There was heavy snow in the morning,” he said, “I had to chain up on highway 80 and lost time.”
I know putting chains on eight big wheels in the snow is no fun．I felt a little better, as long as we were talking. “How is Bandit?” I asked.
There was a funny silence. For a minute I thought the line was dead. Then I knew something must have happened to my dog.
“Well, kid—”, he began. “My name is Leigh!” I almost yelled. “I’m not just some kid you met on the street!”
“Keep your shirt on, Leigh,” he said. “When I had to stop along with some other truckers to put on chains, I left Bandit out of the cab, I thought he would get back … I have sent out a call to CB radio, but I didn’t get an answer yet.” I was about to say I understood when there came the bad part, the really bad part. I heard a boy’s voice say, “Hey, Bill, Mom wants to know when we’re going out to get the pizza?”
【小题1】From the story we know that _______．
A．Leigh was a deserted boy
B．Leigh’s dad never had a rest on Sundays
C．Leigh’s dad lived in another city
D．Leigh’s mother often went to golf games
【小题2】The underlined sentence “Keep your shirt on” probably means “_____” .
C．Put on your shirt
【小题3】Who is Bandit?
A. Leigh’s friend B. Leigh’s dog
C. Leigh’s brother D Leigh’s shirt
【小题4】The worst part in Leigh’s eyes may be that ________．
A．his dad got remarried
B．his parents got divorced
C．his dad didn’t love him
D．his mom didn’t take him to pizza
Leigh责备父亲不遵守承诺打电话给他，父亲解释说很忙，并打算晚上打电话的，没有不守信用。在通话中，Leigh得知，他的狗狗死掉了，令他更难过的是，父亲已经再婚，有了另一个家庭。【小题1】细节理解题。I even remembered to dial 1 first because it was long distance。
我甚至记得，首先需要拨1，因为这是长途电话。故选C。【小题2】词义推断题。 “My name is Leigh!” I almost yelled。 “I’m not just some kid you met on the street!”“我叫Leigh!”我几乎大喊。
“我不只是你在街上碰到的那些孩子！”在预感到自己的狗死掉后，我情绪有点失控。父亲开导我，首先就是让我冷静下来。故选B。【小题3】细节理解题。 “How is Bandit?” I asked。There was a funny silence。
For a minute I thought the line was dead。 Then I knew something must have happened to my dog。我问：“Bandit好吗？”有一阵沉默。一瞬间，我想到了死亡。
然后，我知道我的狗出事了。从“my dog”可知，Bandit是Leigh的狗狗。选B。【小题4】细节理解题。I was about to say I understood when there came the bad part, the really bad part。
I heard a boy’s voice say, “Hey, Bill, Mom wants to know when we’re going out to get the pizza?”我正准备说自己明白时，真正最坏的事情出现了。电话那头，我听到了一个男孩的声音，说，“比尔，妈妈想知道我们什么时候去吃披萨？“可以判断，对Leigh来说，最坏的事情是父亲再婚了。