It was at least, two months before Christmas when nine- year- old Almie Rose told her father and me that she wanted a new bicycle. As Christmas drew nearer, her desire for a bicycle seemed to fade, of so we thought. We purchased the latest rage, Baby- Sister's Club dolls, and a doll house. Then, much to our surprise, on December 23nd, she said that she "really wanted a bike more than anything else".
It was just too late, what with all the details of preparing Christmas dinner and buying last-minute gifts, to take the time to select the "fight bike" for our little girl. So, here we were Christmas Eve around 9:00 p. m. with Almie Rose and her six- year- old brother, Dylan, nestled snug in their beds. We could now think only of the bicycle, the guilt, and being parents who would disappoint their child.
"What if I make a little bicycle out of clay and write a note that she could trade the clay model in for a real bike?" her dad asked. The theory being that since this is a high- ticket item and she is "such a big girl", it would be much better for her to pick it out. So he spent the next four hours painstakingly working with clay to create a miniature bike.
On Christmas morning, we were excited for Almie Rose to open the little heart- shaped package with the beautiful red and white clay bike and the note. Finally, she opened it and read the note aloud.
"Does this mean that I trade in this bike that Daddy made me for a real one?" Beaming, I said, “Yes.”
Almie Rose had tears in her eyes when she replied, "I could never trade in this beautiful bike that Daddy made me. I'd rather keep this than get a real bike. "
At that moment, we would have moved heaven and earth to buy her every bicycle on the planet!
1.For Christmas, Almie Rose want a
解析:问题问的是：Almie Rose 希望圣诞节收到什么?从第一段“It was at least two months before Christmas when nine-year-old Almie Rose told her father and me that she wanted a new bicycle."可知艾尔米想要一辆自行车做圣诞礼物
2.Almie’s parents bought her
A.A new bike
B.A doll house
C.Baby-Sister’s Club dolls
D.Baby-Sister’s Club dolls and a doll house
解析:问题问的是：Almie的父母给她买了什么?从第一段第二句“We purchased the latest rage，Baby-Sister’s Club dolls，and a dollhouse.”可知艾尔米的父母买了玩具给女儿做礼物
3.How did the parents satisfy their daughter
A.They didn’t do anything
B.They bought a new bicycle for her
C.They made a clay bike for her
D.They persuaded her to receive the present they had bought
解析:问题问的是：她的父母如何令Almie满意?见文章第三段“So he spent the next four hours painstakingly working with clay to create a miniature bike.”为了满足女儿的心愿，父母决定为她做一辆陶制车
4.What’s Almie’s reaction to the present
A.She refused to take it
B.She received it though she didn't like it
C.She was fond of it and moved by her parents
D.She was not fond of it and felt unhappy
解析:问题问的是：Almie对礼物有怎样的反应?从倒数第二段 “Almie Rose had tears in her eyes…‘Icould never trade in this beautiful bike that Daddy made me.I’d rather keep this than get a real bike.’ " 可知艾尔米面对礼物时，感动地流下了眼泪，并说自己不会用这辆陶制自行车去交换真的车
5.What does the last paragraph imply
A.We would buy her a bike after we die
B.We would never buy her a bike
C.We wanted to buy her a bike if we go to heaven
D.We’d like to comb the whole world to buy her a bike that she likes
解析:问题问的是：最后一段是什么意思?文章中最后一句话 “we would have moved heaven and earth to buy her every bicycle on the planet"的意思为“我们当时恨不得走遍天涯海角，为她买辆称心的自行车"