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Garfield  加菲猫魅力无法挡

2012-06-08  cntic

He is grouchy, lazy, and opinionated, and he loves to eat lasagna. Who could this fat, orange cat be? Garfield, of course! Created by Jim Davis, Garfield started out as a character in a comic strip in 1978. Today, he has been in everything from newspapers to movies to theme parks. His TV specials have won Emmys, and he and his friends have become internationally successful. Currently, over 2,600 newspapers run the Garfield comic strip every day.

Garfield has been around for over 30 years and is still adored by fans of all ages. Sales of classic and new Garfield merchandise remain high. Some of the most popular are collections of the comic strips, movies, and how-to drawing books. To keep up with the times, Garfield has also become computer animated. In this way, he has reached a whole new group of children and adults who find his bad manners and grouchy personality irresistible. Garfield and his creator Jim Davis have come a long way since the first comic strip. However, one thing has remained the same-they always have a lot of fun.

Questions

1. Which of the following is true about Garfield?
(A) He started out as a character in a movie.
(B) He and his friends have only been successful locally.
(C) People can't get enough of his bad manners and grouchy personality.
(D) He failed to make a profit with his merchandise.

2. According to the article, where would you NOT see Garfield?
(A) On DVDs.
(B) In textbooks.
(C) In newspapers.
(D) At amusement parks.


他脾气暴躁、懒惰又固执,而且喜欢吃义大利千层面。这苹浑身橘色的肥猫会是谁呢?当然是加菲猫棉!加菲猫是吉姆·戴维斯的笔下创作,在1978年以某个连环漫画的小角色开始登场。时至今日,不论是在报纸、电影,还是主题乐园中,随处都可以看见他的身影。他的电视特辑曾赢得艾美奖,而他与他的朋友们也扬名国际。目前全球每天都有超过两千六百份报纸刊载加菲猫的连环漫画。

加菲猫已陪伴我们度过了三十馀年,而且至今仍深受各个年龄层粉丝的喜爱。无论是经典或新推出的,加菲猫的周边商品都持续热销。当中最受欢迎的商品当属一系列的漫画、电影和素描本。为了跟上时代,加菲猫也以电脑动画的形式登场。如此一来,他的触角得以延伸至一群新的小孩和大朋友,他们会觉得他的粗鲁无礼和暴躁个性令人难以抗拒。自第一部连环漫画发行以来,加菲猫及其创作者吉姆·戴维斯都已蜕变许多。然而,永远不变的一点是——他们总是为人们带来无限欢乐。

C 1. 关於加菲猫的叙述,下列何者正确?
(A) 他一开始是以电影中的一个角色登场。
(B) 他和他的朋友们只有在国内成名。
(C) 人们很喜爱他粗鲁无礼和暴躁的个性。
(D) 他的各种商品无法获利。

B 2. 根据本文,您无法在何处看到加菲猫?
(A) DVD中。
(B) 教科书中。
(C) 报纸上。
(D) 游乐园里。


  1. start out开始某事(工作、事业等)
    When our company first started out, there were only four employees.
    我们公司刚成立时只有四名员工。
  2. run vt.(在报章杂上)刊登(三态为∶run, ran [ rAn ], run。)
    The editor-in-chief decided at the last minute not to run the story.
    总编辑直到最後一刻才决定不刊登这则报导。
  3. adore vt. 爱慕,敬慕
    Jenny is very popular. People adore her for her warm personality.
    珍妮非常受欢迎。大家都因为她热情的个性而喜欢她。
  4. keep up with the times跟上时代
    keep up with...跟上……
    Some people don't bother trying to keep up with technology because it is always changing.
    由於科技总是日新月异,所以有些人从不想费心跟上它的脚步。
  5. irresistible a. 无法抗拒的,充满诱惑力的
    After trying on the shoes for fun, I had an irresistible urge to buy them.
    在为了好玩而试穿那双鞋之後,我竟有种克制不住的欲望想买下它。
  6. have come a long way变化 进步很大
    Information technology has come a long way since the 1980s.
    自1980年代以来,资讯科技已经有了长足的进步。
  7. can't get enough of...很喜爱……
    People all over the world can't get enough of Kate Middleton's classic and elegant style.
    全世界的人都很喜欢英国凯特王妃的典雅风格。
  8. make a profit获利
    Jack is considering closing his restaurant because it hasn't been making a profit.
    杰克的餐厅一直都没赚什麽钱,因此他考虑要把它收起来。

  1. grouchy a. 脾气坏的;爱抱怨的
  2. opinionated a. 固执己见的,武断的
  3. lasagna n. 义大利千层面
  4. comic strip n. 连环漫画(本文中亦作形容词用)
  5. merchandise n. 商品




































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