John is six years old. He can read and write well. But he can`t tell the time. His mother, Mrs Brown teaches him many times, but he still can`t tell. He would say “brerakfast time”, “lunchtime” and “teatime” instead of (代替) saying eight o`clock, twelve o`clock and four o`clock in the afternoon. His mother doesn`t know how to help him.
One day John`s aunt, Mary comes to see his mother. His mother tell her about that. His aunt says. “Let me help you. I think I can help him.”
When John comes home after school, Mary begins (开始) to teach him..
“Can you count,John ?” she asks him.
“Yes. One ,two three,four …”John says.
“That`s fine. Now I put the long hand (钟表的长指针) on twelve and the short hand on one －that is one o`clock. If I put the short hand on two, what is the time?’’
“Good. And on three?”
Then it is four o`clock in the afternoon, and John`s aunt asks him, “What time is it now ,John?”
“Teatime, Aunt, and I am very hungry (饥饿).” John looks at the clock and answers.
( ) 1. John `s mother can`t teach him to __________.
A. read B. write C. tell the time
( ) 2. When it`s twelve o`clock John says it`s __________.
A. breakfasttime B. lunchtime C. teatime
( ) 3. The word “count” may mean (意思是) ____________.
A. 计算 B. 数数 C. 认为
( ) 4. The long hand is on twelve, and the short hand is on five. What`s the time?
A. It`s twelve B. It`s five C. It`s four
( ) 5. From the text (文章), we know _______.
A. John says teatime instead of four o`clock in the afternoon.
B. John has a nice watch (手表).
C. There is something wrong with John`s watch.