One day a little girl found two weak birds when she walked in the forests. She took them home and put them in a small cage.
Every day she feeds them with love and the birds grow strong. Every morning they say “hello” to her with a beautiful song. The girl loves them very much and wants their singing to last (持续) forever (永远).
One day the girl left the cage’s door open. The larger and stronger of the two birds flew out of the cage. The girl watched worriedly when it circled (盘旋) high above her. She was afraid that it would fly away and she would never see it again. So when it flew close, she caught it at once. She was very happy that she held it tightly (紧紧地) in her hand! Suddenly, she felt something happened to the bird. She opened her hand and was surprised to find that the bird couldn’t move any more and died. Her love for the bird killed it.
She noticed the other bird jumping in the cage. She could feel that it wanted to be free. It hoped to fly into the clear, blue sky. She lifted (举起) it from the cage and flew it into the air. The bird circled once, twice, three times…
When the bird flew happily in the sky, she was so glad. Just then the bird flew closer and sat softly on her shoulder (肩膀). It sang the nicest song she often heard.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it tight; the best way to keep love is to let it fly!
1. The girl loved the two birds very much because ________.
A. they greeted her every morning B. they were hungry but very strong
C. they liked staying in the cage quietly D. they didn’t eat much food
2. One day the girl forgot to close the door to the cage and ________ of the two birds flew out of the cage.
A. the sick B. the female C. the larger and stronger D. the white and blue
3. The girl held the bird tightly in her hand because she was afraid that ________.
A. it would die B. it felt cold
C. the other bird felt lonely D. it would fly away
4. The girl felt that the other bird ________ when it jumped in the cage.
A. wanted to see what happened B. wanted to be free
C. wanted to sing a beautiful song again D. wanted to eat something
5. What does the story want to tell us?
A. We should protect the birds. B. Keeping birds isn’t easy.
C. We can easily kill the birds. D. To keep love is to let it fly.
1A 2C 3D 4B 5D