来源：Hellokid在线英语 丨 2020-05-11 19:44:34
The Guidance Department (教导处) at Burrville High School has a staff (职员) of eleven. Most of their work is done with the students. But the staff sees a lot of parents, too.
“Parent meetings form a clear monthly pattern,” says Mildred Foreman, Guidance Director. “This pattern stays much the same from year to year. The busy months are October, March and May.”
September starts rather slowly. Few parents come in, Most of these want to discuss the schedules (日程安排). October brings many behaviour (行为) problems. Some parents are called in. Others come by themselves. Things quiet down in November December is a quiet month. “It’s the holiday,” Ms Foreman says. “People want to come in, I know , but they decide to wait until after New Year’s Day.”
Report cards go home just before Christmas holidays. Bad marks bring parents in as school reopens. This happens again in March, another report card month. May is always the year’s busiest month. That’s when parents realize that their children might be held back (留级). They come in to see if anything can be done before things are decided in June.
1. “Most of their work is done with the students” means ______.
A. they have most of their work done by the students
B. most of their work is getting rid of their students
C. most of their work is dealing with the students
D. their work is mostly done together with the students
2. In the sentence “The staff sees a lot of parents too.” the word “see” can be replaced with “_____”.
A. notice B. understand C. arrange D. meet
3. From the diagram(图表), we know that the total of their meetings in April is ______ as many
as that in December.
A. twice B. a quarter C. half D. two-thirds
4. In March, each of the staff working in the Guidance Department has to interview (会见)
about ______ parents.
A. 10 B. 20 C. 15 D. 5
5. May is always the busiest month because the parents want to ______.
A. discuss schedules with the staff
B. have something done to help their children’s promotion(升级)
C. know how their children are getting on with their lessons
D. do something good for the school or the staff