A young man met a beautiful girl at a party. He liked her. He heard that the next day was the girl’s twenty-first birthday. The young man at once ran to a flower shop. He bought twenty-one roses and asked the shop assistant to send them to the girl’s house the next morning. And he wrote a note: “Happy Birthday! I am sending you red roses — one for each of your life. ”The shop assistant knew the young man well and he liked him. He knew he was a poor student. When the young man left shop, the shop assistant thought: “It is clear the flowers are for the girl he is going to marry. He’d like to send more roses, but he hasn’t enough money. I’ll help him. ” And he added nine more roses and put thirty roses instead of twenty-one into box together with the young man’s note. When the young man came to girl’s house the next day, she opened the door herself. Before he could open his mouth she said, “I never want to see you or speak to you again!” And she closed the door in his face.
词汇积累 1. shop assistant 3. add v. 增加 n. 营业员 2. note n. 便条；笔记
基础练习 根据故事内容，选择正确的答案。(Reading for details) ( ) 1. Why did the young man send a gift to the girl?
A. The girl liked flowers. C. He always did it. ( ) 2.How old was the girl? A. 21 ( B. 30 C. 31 B. It was the girl’s birthday.
) 3. Why did the shop assistant decide to help the young man? A. He knew the girl. B. He wanted to help the poor student.
C. He always helped poor people. ( ) 4. How many flowers did the shop assistant add? A. 21 ( B. 9 C. 30
) 5. Why was the girl angry? A. She didn’t like roses. B. She didn’t like the note.
C. She didn’t like the number of roses. 拓展练习 试着写下一段话，描写自己最喜欢的礼物。（不少于五句话） _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________