日本400多年树龄的极品盆栽被盗,主人请求盗贼:记得浇水!

中等

难度

记叙文

时文类型

新闻报道

时文话题

高中一年级

适合年级

微信扫码,手机上做阅读

时文录音
闯关习题描述一下时文录音


A 400-year-old bonsai tree worth more than $50,000 disappeared from a gardener’s collection outside Tokyo, one of several valuable plants stolen last month from a fifth-generation bonsai master. Now the plant’s owners have a request for thieves! “Please, water it.” said Fuyumi Iimura, the wife of bonsai master Seiji Iimura, whose garden sits in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture. “We treated these miniature trees like our children,” Fuyumi Iimura told the reporters, adding, “I want whoever took the bonsais to make sure they are watered.” The 400-year-old plant can’t make it a week without water, she said.
Seiji Iimura walked into his garden the morning of Jan. 13 before noticing four missing among his collection of about 3,000 bonsai trees, according to Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper.
Growing bonsais outdoors is necessary, and Iimura, 54, kept his farm open to the public so bonsai fans could feel close to the awe-inspiring trees. Now the garden has cameras, though, and Iimura plans to soon install a fence. 
Police have had little luck finding the thieves. On the black market, stolen bonsai can sell for tens of thousands of dollars, Asahi Shimbun reported, with Seiji Iimura pricing the 400-year-old bonsai at more than $54,000. 
The efforts to grow bonsai is said to form a deep and even emotional bond between gardener and plant, with caretakers often describing the trees in ways typically reserved for pets or relatives. Iimura had cared for the 400-year-old shimpaku for 25 years, and hopes global media coverage of the plants’ theft will stop their sale on the black market.

   本时文内容由奇速英语国际教育研究院原创编写,未经书面授权,禁止复制和任何商业用途,版权所有,侵权必究!(作者投稿及时文阅读定制请联系微信:18980471698)

1. Why did Fuyumi Iimura ask the thieves to water the bonsai trees?

A    She feared they would die.

B    She didn’t want the trees to be sold.

C    She wanted the trees to be kept by the thieves.

D    She wondered who stole them.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

2. How many bonsai trees were stolen from Seiji Iimura’s garden?

A    1.

B    4.

C    13.

D    3,000.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?

A    Seiji Iimura is a bonsai master in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture.

B    There were about 3,000 bonsai trees in Seiji Iimura’s garden.

C    Seiji Iimura will not keep his farm open to the public after the theft.

D    Seiji Iimura and his wife had a deep emotion for the stolen trees.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

4. What does the passage mainly talk about?

A    A 400-year-old bonsai tree worth more than $50,000 was stolen.

B    A 400-year-old bonsai tree was dead without water after being stolen.

C    A 400-year-old bonsai tree was sold at the price of $54,000 on the black market.

D    A 400-year-old bonsai tree’s sale on the black market helped the police find the thieves.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
最新评论
点击显示
本文翻译请先完成本篇阅读

四川奇速教育科技有限公司

网站备案号:蜀ICP备14006206号-4
Copyright @ 2018
All Rights Reserved.

帮助中心 百度统计 站内地图 新闻中心

联系我们

   508193937 2792002273
  黄老师:17760376675 袁老师:13982203753
  蒋老师:13980503458 袁老师:18011421646
  admin@qisuen.cn

关注微信