| What can you make with pieces of paper? Look at Chen Yiyan's work! The 14-year-old boy in Hangzhou Foreign Language School has an amazing talent for paper-folding. He has folded a “fantasy world" with his hands.|
Chen wasn't born with this talent. When he was a fourth-grader, he found his brother's paper-folding book. It got him interested in it. Following the 50 steps shown in the book, he made
his first work--a paper elephant within two hours. Since then, he has read many books about paper-folding and practised folding paper in his spare time. So far, his fantasy world has many members, such as monsters and robots. He made his favorite work last year. It was a paper dragon that had almost 2,000 steps.
Chen used to fold paper himself until he met Li Changnan, an eighth-grader in his school who also loved folding paper. They set up a paper-folding club last year. To their joy, their school sponsored it. With the encouragement and the money provided, they had a paper-folding class every Wednesday afternoon. The club soon attracted a lot of students. Now it has more than 20 members. They showed their works and taught other students how to fold paper. On February 14th this year, the club also held a speech for the kids in Wenzhou Children's Library.
It is really exciting to develop my hobby and share it with others at the same time, " said
Chen, "I hope more and more people get to know paper-folding and love the art
36. What made Chen Yiyan interested in paper-folding?
A. A paper-folding club
B. Meeting Li Changnan.
C. Wenzhou Children's Library
D. His brother's paper-folding book
37. Which work did Chen Yiyan like best?
A. A paper monster.
B. A paper elephant.
C. A paper dragon.
D. A paper robot.
38. What does the underlined word "sponsored” mean?
39. Which of the following activities did the chub hold?
②showing their works
③giving a speech
④reading books in the library
⑤teaching how to fold paper
⑥having paper-folding classes
40. Why did Chen Yiyan put so much effort into paper-folding?
A. To develop paper-folding art.
B. To build his own fantasy world.
C. To admire more paper-folding lovers.
D. To make himself famous in the school.
【答案】36. D 37. C 38. A 39. C 40. A
根据第二段第二、三句When he was a fourth-grader, he found his brother's paper-folding book. It got him interested in it.可知，哥哥的折纸书使他对折纸感兴趣。故填：D。
根据第三段最后两句He made his favorite work last year. It was a paper dragon that had almost 2,000 steps.可知，纸龙是他最喜欢的作品。故填：C。
根据语境可推知本句意为 “令他们高兴的是，他们学校支持这项活动”。所以单词sponsored意为“支持”。A. Supported支持；B. Prevented阻止；C. Refused拒绝；D. Introduced介绍。故填：A。
根据第三段后半部分With the encouragement and the money provided, they had a paper-folding class every Wednesday afternoon（上折纸课）； They showed their works and taught other students how to fold paper（展示作品、教学生折纸）； On February 14th this year, the club also held a speech for the kids in Wenzhou Children's Library（做演讲）。 故填：C。