Have you ever done something stupid that made you feel so embarrassed that you wished you could just disappear?Well,that's exactly how I felt on one chilly Saturday morning last autumn.
I went to town to do some shopping,and as I was walking through the park on my way home to the stop it suddenly began to rain.I immediately dashed into a nearby phone box since I didn't have an umbrella.It was raining heavily,but it was one of those shirt autumn showers that don't last long,so I decided to stay in the phone box until it stopped.
A few moments later I saw a young man walk up to the phone box,wearing a yellow raincoat and holding a tool box.I didn't want to go out in the rain,so I picked up the phone and pretended I was talking to someone.I thought the man would go away,but he didn't.He just waited patiently in the pouring rain,watching me wave my hands about and act as if I was deep in conversation.
Luckily,it began to stop after about ten minutes.“Okay,Mum,”I said loudly into the phone,“I'll see you later,bye.”I put the phone down,picked up my shopping bag and stepped out of the phone box.“I'm sorry I took so long.”I said to the man.
“Oh,I don't want to use the telephone,”he replied,smiling broadly.“I've just come to repair it.It is out of order,you see.”I felt myself go bright red in the face and I hurried away with my head down,feeling a complete fool.That was certainly one of the most embarrassing moments of my life!
1、Why did the writer go to the phone box and stay there?
a It rained suddenly and she had no umbrella with her
b She wanted to phone her mother
c She waited for her friend there
d She wanted to keep warm
2、What did the writer think the young man wanted to do?
a Clean the phone box b Repair the phone
c Use the phone d Stay in the phone box
3、How long did the man wait for?
a About 5 minutes b About 10 minutes
c About 15 minutes d About 30 minutes
4、Why was the writer embarrassed?
a She couldn't get out of the phone box b She made the man wait so long
c She got all wet d She did something foolish
“哦，我不是来打电话的”，他回答，宽容地笑道，“我是来修理电话机的，它不能拨打电话了，你知道的。” 我自我感觉唰地脸红了，低着头匆忙离开，感觉完全是一场愚弄，这真是我生命中极尴尬的时刻之一。（答案略 深圳龙岗家教 ）