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At about two o’clock on a cold winter morning, a doctor drove seven miles in answer to a telephone call. On his coming the man who had called him in said:
“Doctor, I don’t have a sore throat, I don’t cough, I have no pain either in the side or in the back, I’m not running a temperature, but still I feel that death is near.”
The doctor felt the man’s pulse, listened to his heart and lungs and examined his throat. “Have you made your will (遗嘱）？”he asked at last.
“Why, no doctor. Oh, doctor, it isn’t true, is it? I can’t believe it.”
“Do you have children? Send for them at once. Your father, too, should be called; also your...，，
“I say, doctor, do you really think I’m going to die?”
The doctor looked at him hard.
“No, I don’t,” he replied. “There’s nothing the matter with you. But I hate to be the only man you’ve made a fool of on a night like this.”
1. The man called a doctor early in the morning because he was .
A. suffering from a sore throat
B. feeling that he was going to die
C. experiencing pain in his back
D. running a high fever
2. From the doctor’s final answer we can know the doctor was very .
A. happy B. worried C. depressed D. angry
3. This passage is most likely .
A. a news report
B. a humorous story
C. a historical event
D. a fairy tale
Back in 1995, Jack Ma made his first trip to the US and used the Internet for the first time. After searching for “beer” , he saw that no results came up relating (相关)to China. When he then searched for “China” and still saw no results, he decided to set up a Chinese website — the seed for Alibaba had been sown.
Ma simply wanted his company to have a global and interesting name, and realized that Alibaba is a story known across the world. As an added bonus (意外收获)，Ma said that because it begins with A, it also appears top of lists.
The company was founded in 1999 and since then has grown from 15 employees to more than 30,000. Ma said that Alibaba has directly and indirectly created 40 million jobs for China. It floated on the New York Stock (股票)Market in September 2014 for $25billion (£17 billion) , the largest IPO (首次公开上市）in the world.
Ma said he hopes to keep expanding Alibaba outside of China (the company is already big in Russia and Brazil) and is aiming for 2 billion consumers and 10 million small businesses to use the company outside of China.
Jack Ma became the richest man in China, when the company he founded floated on the stock market last year with a value of around £ 140 billion——the largest public offering in history.
4. When Jack Ma took his first trip in America, he wanted to .
A. set up a Chinese website
B. sell beer in the US
C. live in America
D. found Taobao Marketplace
5. Jack Ma named his company Alibaba because the name is .
A. modern and meaningful
B. old and simple
C. well-known and interesting
D. special and unique
6. Jack Ma became China’s wealthiest man when his company _.
A. was founded in China
B. was expanded outside of China
C. had 2 billion consumers
D. floated on the stock market
7. What is the passage mainly about?
A. The development of Jack Ma’s Alibaba
B. How to become a rich man in China
C. How to found a successful company
D. The importance of a good name