I worked lots of extra hours my first Christmas season as a saleslady for Dancer’s, the department store in my small hometown. I’d started the job, which paid 85 cents an hour, that summer of 1966 after getting a work permit at age 15. I soon learned how to fit shoes, measure and cut cloth, and keep the shelves of shirts and underwear nice and neat.
We closed at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and at 5:55 a local farmer came in to find gifts for his wife. I knew Mr. Johnson, whose daughter was in my class, so I went to help him. We wandered through the sweaters, dresses and skirts, and nightgowns（睡衣）. We talked about size and color and what I thought Mrs. Johnson would like. After nearly an hour, Mr. Johnson decided on a nightgown with pretty pink slippers to match.
By my third Christmas at Dancer’s, I was an experienced salesclerk. Mrs. Johnson had come into the store in late summer, and we visited while I helped her shop. As she commented on pretty colors and design, I made mental notes. When Mr. Johnson made his last-minute appearance on Christmas Eve, I was ready. I told him, “Mrs. Johnson was in not too long ago, and I noticed how much she liked this royal blue sweater. She’d also told me that she really needed new boots. I’d found some perfect boots in her size and had put them aside for Christmas Eve. ” Mr. Johnson was impressed, and I think more than a little relieved. We completed the sale by 6:10 with everything wrapped in paper and ribbons!
I worked for Dancer’s three more holiday seasons and was always there just before closing on Christmas Eve, when Mr. Johnson knew I had the answers he needed. Years later, I can well remember he once told me that the big stores in cities had more goods and lovely Christmas fantasies in their window but it’s only in a small town that neighbors take care of neighbors.
28. What do we know about the author’s job in Dancer’s ?
A. She enjoyed her work in Dancer’s .
B. She worked long hours to get a good pay.
C. It took her a long time to know what she should do.
D. She could also help some customer make decisions.
29. What did the author do before Mr. Johnson’s appearance on her third Christmas in Dancer’s?
A. She talked with his daughter.
B. She kept his wife’s need and taste in mind.
C. She kept an eye on his wife for quite a long time.
D. She looked into the sales record of the store.
30. What can be inferred from the passage?
A. The author worked for Dancer’s for 5 years in all.
B. Mr. Johnson doubted whether the author could help him.
C. Mr. Johnson valued the sincere relationship in his neighborhood.
D. Mr. Johnson didn’t believe the big stores in cities had what he wanted.
31. What may be the best title for the text?
A. My Working Experience in Dancer’s
B. Mr. Johnson’s Christmas gift
C. Last-minute Appearance on Christmas Eve
D. Christmas Gifts with neighbors’ consideration
答案 28-31 DBCD