Tucket was the saddest bucket in the world. He had once been a garden favorite. The gardener used to hold him by his strong handle as he went to get water. “What a good bucket,” he said. But as time passed, the bucket grew a hole. Suddenly he was useless. What good is a bucket with a hole? Tucket was tossed into the corner of the garden. He was left out in the rain and the sun, and began to rust(生锈). Sometimes he even got kicked around. “I should throw that bucket away”, the gardener said. Tucket didn’t want to be thrown away. He felt very sad, though his good friends in the garden tried to cheer him up. The rabbits set him back up when he was kicked down, and the birds cheerfully jumped and flew about him. “Don’t worry, Tucket!” they said to him. Tucket really tried to be happy but it was very, very hard.
One day, a little girl ran through the garden and stopped in front of Tucket. He waited for the usual kicks, when suddenly he heard, “Perfect!” Soon he found that the girl was cleaning him! He felt heavy pieces of rust fall off and his spirits brightened. “Oh! You already have a big hole at the bottom!” said the girl as she looked inside. “Even better!”
Tucket could not believe what he had just heard. She wanted a bucket with a hole? The girl took him to the veranda, filled him with rich soil and planted a tiny rose inside. “This is a baby rose,” she said to Tucket. “You must help me take care of her, OK?”
Tucket was so happy. The girl really wanted him! She even asked him to take care of this small rose. Tucket was filled with joy. He straightened himself up proudly as the girl finished planting. She carefully placed Tucket in the best place of the veranda. It was a warm corner, protected from the wind and the rain. Tucket smiled at his friends in the garden. “Look, I’m taking care of this little rose!” “We’re very happy for you, Tucket!” said the rabbits, and the birds sang happily. Tucket veranda took great care of the rose and was visited by the girl and his friends every day. He was now the happiest bucket in the world.
49. What does the underlined word “tossed” in Paragraph 1 probably mean?
A. Put away B. Thrown carelessly
C. Taken away D. Kept carefully
50. Why did Tucket feel very sad?
A. Because the rabbits kicked him.
B. Because the gardener got a new bucket.
C. Because the gardener wanted to throw him away.
D. Because the gardener would use him to get water.
51. The little girl ran through the garden .
A. to pick some flowers
B. to find a beautiful rose
C. to take a walk and have a rest
D. to find something to plant a rose in it
52. What made Tucket the happiest bucket in the world?
A. Having friends to play together.
B. Being placed in the warm corner.
C. Being needed and having his own value.
D. Being cared about by his friends around him.
答案 49. B 50. C 51. D 52. C