It was Sharing Day! The teacher had asked the students to bring something interesting to class.
Jimmy found the little box he and Dad had made. Inside was a piece of rock, a sand dollar and a shark (鲨鱼) tooth. Nobody could have anything as interesting as these !
In class, Jimmy waited anxiously, hoping to be called on first by the teacher. But Kara was first. She held up a sand dollar. Jimmy’s eyes grew big.
“I found this on the beach,” Kara said. “It’s interesting. The little holes that make the sand dollar look like a flower are breathing holes. See all the needles? They help the sand dollar move and dig into the sand.”
Jimmy was a little uneasy. Oh, well, he still had his rock and shark tooth.
Then Mark stood up. “This is my favorite rock, called pumice (浮石).” Then Mark dropped the rock into a glass of water. “Look! Pumice is the only rock that floats !”
Jimmy put up his hand and waved, but the teacher called on Justin instead.
“I found this shark tooth in Hawaii last Christmas,”Justin said.
The class was excited, but Jimmy lowered his head.
“Sharks have rows of teeth. Every time a shark loses a tooth, another one takes its place.” Justin passed the tooth around.
Jimmy heard the teacher call him. He stood on one foot and then the other. “Well, ah, see…my treasure box is interesting! It was just a piece of wood until Dad and I cut it into pieces and finally made a box out of it. It smells good, reminding us of camping.”
“What’s inside?" asked Lisa.
Jimmy opened his box. “A sand dollar, a piece of pumice and a shark tooth.”
His classmates’ mouths dropped open. The teacher looked at the objects in the box and smiled. “Now that’s interesting!” he said.
43. On the Sharing Day, Jimmy ______.
A. bought a treasure box to hold his interesting things
B. enjoyed the things others brought to the class
C. waited patiently to be called on by his teacher
D. wished to be the first to share his possessions
44. What does a sand dollar look like according to Kara?
A. A hole. B. A needle. C. A flower. D. A tooth.
45. Who shared with the class a rock that floats?
A. Lisa. B. Kara. C. Justin. D. Mark.
46. How did Jimmy’s classmates feel when they saw the things in his box?
A. Disappointed. B. Surprised. C. Anxious. D. Uneasy.