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高三阅读理解On a freezing January morning Jonny Benjamin

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On a freezing January morning Jonny Benjamin, then a 20-year-old college student, climbed on the edge of Waterloo Bridge in London. That morning, Jonny escaped from a mental health hospital, where he'd been diagnosed (诊断)with schizo-affective disorder. He headed straight to the bridge, convinced that his disease was a life sentence.

Hundreds of people passed by. only one man called Neil Lay bourn, then 25, calmly and quietly walked to Jonny's side.

"You're alright, man? Why are you sitting on a bridge?”

At first Jonny wanted Neil to leave him alone, but something in Neil's calm, down-to-earth manner struck a chord. Jonny felt faith, like he could talk to him.

"It's cold here. Why not have some coffee in a warm cafe? Everything will be OK. ” For the first time after the diagnosis Jonny Celt perhaps it really might. He climbed back.

The police, having received calls from passers-by, were waiting there. They quickly put him into a police car, in case he was to panic and jump. He lost sight of Neil, the person who'd brought him hope.

Jonny ended up back in hospital. Eventually, he was well enough to return to university and finish his degree. Over the next six years, Jonny often thought about the stranger who had talked him round. Eager to thank him in person, he posted a Facebook message nicknaming the good man Mike. His #Find- Mike post was shared millions of times around the world, as far as Canada.

Jonny was overexcited when Neil called him two weeks after his post. They had a reunion, finally having that coffee they had first planned all those years ago.

"Many people walked past, but because of Neil’s kindness and sympathy, I've lived a good life." Jonny said.

24. Why did Jonny climb up the bridge?

A. He was badly treated in the hospital. B. His disease made him lose hope.

C.He wanted to draw peopled attention. D. He studied poorly in the college.

25. What does the underlined phrase " struck a chord" in Paragraph 4 mean?

A. Touched his heart. B. Drew his attention・

C. Aroused his interest. D. Blew his mind.

26. Which of the following best describes Neil?

A. Humorous. B. Tough. C. Kind. D. Generous.

27. How did Jonny find Neil?

A. By asking the police. B. By calling their friends.

C. By posting a message online. D. By visiting homes door-to-door.

答案 24.B 25.A 26.C 27.C


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