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The news report that night was about a famine(饥荒)in Ethiopia. The pictures were of people who were so thin that they looked like beings from another planet. The camera (摄像机)focused (聚焦)on one man so that he looked directly at me, sitting in my comfortable living room. All around was the sound of death.

It was clear that the world had not noticed this until now. You could hear the sadness in the voice of the reporter. Michael Buerk. At the end of the report he was silent. Paula started crying, then rushed upstairs to check our baby, Fifi, who was sleeping peacefully.

I kept seeing the news pictures in my mind. What could I do? I was only a pop singer and by now not a very successful pop singer. All I could do was to make records which no one bought. But I would do that. I would give all the profits (利润)of the next Rats (the name of the music group he was in)record to Oxfam (an organization in Britain which helps poor people around the would). What good would that do? It would only be a little money but it was more than I could give just from my bank account. Maybe some people would buy it because the profits were for Oxfam. And I would be protesting about this disaster (灾难). But that was not enough.

1. What do we learn about the writer from the text?

A. He felt really bad because the news report made him think of his own hard life.

B. After he saw a news report on TV about the faming in Ethiopia, he decided he had to do something about the problem.

C. His ideas on how to collect money for the people in Ethiopia were very successful

D. He wanted to do more than just be a famous singer.

2. Which paragraph describes(描写)what he thought about after the report?

A. Paragraph 1 B. Paragraph 2 C. Paragraph 3 D. None.

3. The writer wished that.

A. he would be a very successful pop singer if he could have sold all his records.

B. he would rather give all his money from his bank account than the little money made by making new records

C. perhaps people would be interested in his records because they knew that the money they paid for them would go to Oxfam.

D. He would make records which no one bought.

KEY: 1. B 2. C 3. C


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