Suspended (待用的) Coffee
This story will warm you better than a coffee on a cold winter day.
One day, my friend and I entered a little coffee house and ordered two cups of coffee. While we were waiting, two young men came in and began to order, "Five cups of coffee, please. Two of them for us and three suspended." They paid for their order, took the two and left. I asked my friend: "What are those 'suspended' coffees?" Instead of giving me the answer, he told me to wait and see.
Some more people came. Two girls asked for one coffee each, paid and went away. Then came three lawyers who paid for seven coffees—three for themselves and four suspended. While I still wondered what the suspended coffees were, I enjoyed the sunny weather and the beautiful view in front of the coffee house. Suddenly a poor man like a beggar(乞丐) came into the coffee house. He kindly ordered a suspended coffee and sat there to drink it.
At that moment, I knew the meaning of the suspended coffees. It's simple — people pay the coffee in advance(预先) for someone who can't afford it. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Italy, but it has spread all over the world. Meanwhile, I understood suspended coffee is not only a cup of coffee, but also the warmth and love to someone in need.
45．How many cups of coffee did the two young men order?
A．One. B．Four. C．Five. D．Seven.
46．Who ordered a suspended coffee ?
A．My friend. B．Two girls. C．Three lawyers. D．A poor man.
47．The tradition with the suspended coffee started in ______.
A．America B．Italy C． England D．Canada
48．The writer wants to tell us to ______.
A．pay for others B．enjoy the sunshine
C．help someone in need D．order more than before
45．细节理解题。由第三段里I forgot to bring my schoolbag home可知Nick是忘了把书包放在家里。故选C。
46．细节理解题。 根据第四段里Your grandma used to call me ‘Forgetful Jones’，可知应选D。
47．细节理解题。由第六段的Grandpa suggested going for a walk. 可知他们去散步。故选A。