Brave Frenchman Found Half way Around the World
(NEW YORK)A French tourist highly praised for rescuing a two year old girl in Manhattan said he didn't think twice before diving into the freezing East River.
Tuesday's Daily News said 29 year old Julien Duret from France is the man who left the spot quickly after the rescue last Saturday.
He lifted the little girl out of the water after she fell off the bank at the South Street Seaport museum. He handed the girl to her father，David Anderson, who had dived in after him.
“I didn't think at all.”Duret told the Daily News. “It happened very fast. I reacted very fast.”
Duret，an engineer on vacation, was walking with his girlfriend along the pier(码头)when he saw something falling into the water. He thought it was a doll，but realized it was a child when he approached the river, in an instant, he took off his coat and jumped into the water.
When he reached the girl, she appeared lifeless, he said. Fortunately，when she was out of the water, she opened her eyes.
Anderson said his daughter slipped off the bank when he was adjusting his camera. An ambulance came later for her, said Duret, who was handed dry clothes from onlookers. Duret caught a taxi with his girlfriend shortly after.
The rescue happened on the day before he left for France. Duret said he didn't realize his tale of heroism had greatly moved New York until he was leaving the city the next morning.
“I don't really think I'm a hero.”said Duret. “Anyone would do the same thing.”
1. Why was Duret in New York?
A. To meet his girlfriend.
B. To work as an engineer.
C. To spend his holiday.
D. To visit the Andersons.
2. What did Duret do shortly after the ambulance came?
A. He was interviewed by a newspaper.
B. He asked his girlfriend for his dry clothes.
C. He went to the hospital in the ambulance.
D. He disappeared from the spot quickly.
3. Who dived after Duret into the river to save the little girl?
A. David Anderson.
B. A passer by.
C. His girlfriend.
D. A taxi driver.
4. When was Duret most probably found to be the very hero?
A. The day when he was leaving for home.
B. A couple of days after the girl was rescued.
C. The first day when he was in New York.
D. The same day when he was interviewed.
1．C 细节理解题。根据文章开始的“A French tourist...”和后文中的“Duret, an engineer on vacation, was walking with his girlfriend along the pier(码头) when he saw something falling into the water.”可知Duret 到纽约是为了度假。
2．D 细节理解题。根据“...29??year??old Julien Duret from France is the man who left the spot quickly after the rescue...”可知Duret 把小女孩从水中救出后立刻与他的女朋友离开了现场。
3．A 细节理解题。根据“He handed the girl to her father, David Anderson, who had dived in after him.”可知，继Duret 之后跳进水中的人是这位小女孩的父亲David Anderson。
4．B 主观推断题。Duret 从水中救出女孩后便离开了现场，所以不可能知道是谁救的这位女孩，所以D项错。他要离开美国回法国的那一天，他早就成为了英雄，所以不可能是A项。他到达美国的第一天还没有发生此事，故C项错