It was very cold that day. It was __1__ heavily and the ground was covered with __2__ snow. The shepherd thought it was dangerous to __3__ the hill and it was difficult for the sheep to find some __4__ there. So he decided to stay in the __5__ room. He put some hay(干草) in a pen(围栏) __6__ the sheep could eat it when they were __7__. The dog, who felt cold outside, lay on the __8__ hay and soon went to sleep. At noon the sheep wanted to eat the hay. They were __9__ afraid of the dog and __10__ could get close to it. At last the __11__ sheep came to the hay. Before he started to eat, the dog heard it and opened his eyes. He barked(吠) loudly to __12__ him. The sheep ran away __13__. Looking at the unnatural(不近人情的) dog, the sheep began to talk __14__. “What a selfish(自私的) dog!” said one of the sheep. “He cannot eat the hay, and yet refuses to __15__ those who can to eat!” 1. A. rainingB. snowingC. blowingD. shining 2. A. thick B. thin C. beautiful D. big 3. A. play on B. live onC. climb upD. go to 4. A. cake B. grass C. fruit D. vegetables 5. A. coldB. coolC. hotD. warm 6. A. in order to B. so as to C. so that D. in order 7. A. hungry  B. sick  C. fullD. free 8. A. hard B. soft   C. thin   D. wet 9. A. both B. either C. all D. neither 10. A. noneB. neitherC. anyD. some 11. A. smallest   B. youngest   C. weakest D. strongest 12. A. meet B. greetC. warnD. receive 13. A. easily B. happily C. sadly D. quickly 14. A. angrily  B. happily  C. quietly D. politely 15. A. let  B. ask C. forget   D. allow
 本篇是一个寓言故事,说的是一只牧羊犬,因为天冷,就睡在牧羊人给羊吃的干草上。结果,羊吃不着草,感到非常生气,他们认为狗太自私,自己又不能吃草,还不让能吃草的吃。
答案简析 1.B。从下文可知天是在下雪。 2.A。上文说天在下着大雪,所以地上应该被覆盖着“厚厚的”雪。 3.C。可能有同学会选go to the hill,但比较climb up the hill,后者更符合常理。意为“在这种天气下爬上山是很危险的。” 4.B。根据常理,羊在那儿也很难找到草。 5.D。天冷,牧羊人就想呆在温暖的房间里。英语里一般不用hot room。 6.C。后面是一个完整的句子,所以不可以用in order to或so as to。so that意为“以便”,后面得跟一个完整的句子。 7.A。全句意为“牧羊人把干草放在围栏里以便羊在饿的时候能吃”。 8.B。躺在软草上,用soft最恰当。 9.C。羊都很害怕狗。“三者以上的都”只有用all。 10.A。没有一只羊能接近它。 11.D。最终也只有最强壮的羊敢上前去。小的、弱的哪有这个胆量? 12.C。狗大声叫,是想警告羊。绝不是去问候它。 13.D。羊只好赶紧离开,其他副词都不妥当。 14.A。不敢去吃草,只好私下里很气愤地谈论。 15.D。本句可能有同学会选let,但注意后面有to eat ,没有let sb. to do sth的说法.,但是有allow sb to do sth.,意为“但还不允许能吃的去吃(草)。