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Free Chinese Reading and Comprehension Practice – Intermediate Level

Read the following intermediate level story in Mandarin Chinese (Simplified) and then answer the questions, which help you improve your Chinese reading and practice Chinese reading comprehension.

小灰兔的早餐

夏天的早上,太阳照亮了草原,每一棵树,每一棵草,都被阳光染成了金色。

小灰兔还在睡觉,它在做一个甜美的梦。梦里,它来到了一片田地,那里都是自己最喜欢的胡萝卜。它拔了一个很大的胡萝卜,张开嘴巴正准备咬上一口。

“咚咚咚!” 它一下子就醒了。“咚咚咚!”原来有人在敲门。

它打了个哈欠,问到:“谁呀?”

“是我呀,小白兔!”

小灰兔打开了门,“小白兔,你怎么起得这么早啊?”

小白兔开心地摇了摇耳朵:“听说那边有一片田地,田地里的胡萝卜都成熟了,要不要一起去吃早餐?”

“真的吗?那片田有多远?”

“不远!不远!才30公里。咱们跑快点,半个小时就到了。”

“啊?要跑半个小时啊?不去!不去!”

小白兔只好自己出发了。小灰兔伸了个懒腰,感觉肚子有点饿。它走出洞口,在门口的草地上吃了起来。 心想:“这家旁边就有草呀,大早上饿着肚子跑那么远干嘛?”

第二天,小白兔又来敲小灰兔的门,约它一起去山上的森林吃草。小灰兔也拒绝了,它继续吃着家附近的草。

第三天,第四天,第五天过去了。小灰兔洞附近的草都被吃完了。

第六天的傍晚,草原上来了一群狼。它们非常轻松地发现了小灰兔的洞,把它抓住吃掉了。小灰兔因为懒惰,变成了狼的早餐。

下面请回答问题 Answer the following questions:

1.把下面的词汇翻译成英语。
Translate the following words to English.

旁边
太阳
附近
拒绝
继续

2.“每一棵树,每一棵草,都被阳光染成了金色”这句话表达的意思是?
“每一棵树,每一棵草,都被阳光染成了金色” What does this sentence mean?

A.太阳太热了,树和草都干了。
The sun is too hot. Trees and grass have dried up.

B.夏天过去了,秋天来了,树和草都黄了。
Summer has passed. Autumn has arrived. The trees and grass have turned yellow.

C.草原上的树和草本来就是黄色的,在阳光下看起来像金色。
The trees and grass on the grassland were originally yellow, but under the sunlight, they appear golden.

D.在太阳光下,树和草看起来是金黄色的。
Under the sunlight, the trees and grass look golden.

3.小白兔为什么敲小灰兔的门?
Why was White Bunny knocking on Gray Bunny’s door?

4.狼群为什么非常轻松地发现了小灰兔的家?
Why was the pack of wolves able to find Gray Bunny’s home easily?

5.把打乱的词汇重新排列,组成一句话。
Rearrange the words to form a sentence.

只好
出发
自己
小白兔

答案 SOLUTIONS

1.

旁边 next to
太阳 sun
附近 nearby
拒绝 refuse
继续 continue

2.D

3.因为它想和小灰兔一起去吃早餐。
Because it wants to have breakfast with Gray Bunny.

4.因为小灰兔把自己家附近的草都吃光了。
Because Gray Bunny ate all the grass near its home so there was no covering.

5.小白兔只好自己出发了。

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