Babies love chocolate – and sometimes they also eat the paper around it. My cat enjoys a meal of good, thick paper, and letters, for example. She doesn’t like newspapers very much.
Of course, the paper comes from wood. Wood comes from trees, and trees are plants. Vegetables and fruit are plants too, and we eat a lot of them. So can we also eat wood and paper?
Scientists say: “All food comes in some way from plants.” Well, is that true? Animals eat grass and grow fat. Then we eat their meat. Little fish eat sea-plants, then bigger fish swim along and eat the … Chickens eat bits of grass and give us … Think for a minute. What food does not come from plants in some way?
Scientists can do wonderful things with plants. They can make food just like meat and cheese. And they can make it without the help of animals. It is very food too. Now they have begun to say: “We make our paper from wood. We can also make food from wood. The next thing is not very difficult.” What is the next thing? Perhaps it is – food from paper. Scientists say: “We can turn paper into food. It will be good, cheap food too; cheaper than meat or fish or eggs.”
So please keep your old books and letters. (Don’t feed them to your cat.) One day, soon, they will be on your plate. There is nothing like a good story for breakfast.
1. What does the best paper come from?
A. Vegetables. B. Food. C. Plant. D. Wood.
2. From the passage, we can infer that ______ do not come from plants in some way.
A. few kinds of food B. meat and fish C. cheese and chickens D. wood and paper
3. What’s the main idea of this passage?
A. All food comes from plants in some way.
B. It will not be long before food can made from paper.
C. Scientists can do wonderful things with plants.
D. Scientists can make food without the help of animals.
4. The writer asks us to keep our old books and letters because ______.
A. they are useful for reading B. they may be used to feed cats
C. we can make food from them soon D. we can read them before meals
5. The best title for the passage is _______.
A. Food from Plants B. Plants, Animals and Food
C. Keep Your Books and Letters D. What Can We Make with Old Paper
3．要抓住短文的中心内容。文章开头讲的是纸张，第三段科学家也讲到“所有食物都以某种方式来自于植物”。第四段与此题有关联的句子在第三行和第四行中。实际上作者已经给the next thing做出了正确的判断。答案：B
4．关键的句子是One day, soon, they will be on your plate.（不久的某一天，你的旧的书籍和信件就会成为你盘中的食物。）答案：C