Alexis Rocha is a 13-year-old boy from California US. He weighs 147 pounds (67 kg). But six months ago he weighed more than 202 pounds (91 kg). How did he lose all that weight in only half a year?
“One day I was surprised to find that I weighed about 200 pounds ” Rocha says. “I thought I had to do something.”
Rocha is from a boxing (拳击) family—his father and two older brothers are professional boxers. So he decided to start boxing. He began with simple exercises like sit-ups and push-ups (俯卧撑). Then Rocha started jogging(慢跑). “No kid likes running ” he says. “I don’t want to do it either but I have no choice but to keep on.”
Months later Rocha joined a boxing club in his city. He is always the first kid at the club to begin exercising and the last to leave with sweat (汗水) on his face. Every day he boxes for about three hours.
“Rocha works very hard ” says his coach Hector Lopez. “It’s surprising to see him lose the pounds so quickly. I’ve never seen anything like this in my 20 years of coaching.”
Rocha is very happy with his weight now. There is a family photo in his room from 18 months ago. “Each time I look at the photo I laugh at myself. I was so big back then ” Rocha says. “I look 100 times thinner and 1 000 times stronger now.”
【小题1】How much weight did Rocha lose in six months?
A. At least 24 pounds. B. At least 30 pounds. C. At least 55 pounds.
【小题2】 Rocha said he had no choice but to keep on running because_______.
A. he liked running very much
B. he wanted to be thin and strong
C. he wanted to be a professional boxer
【小题3】What makes Coach Hector Lopez surprised?
A. Rocha lost weight so quickly.
B. Rocha was so fat 18 months ago.
C. Rocha comes from a boxing family.
【小题4】What’s the correct order of the following sentences?
a. He did some sit-ups and push-ups.
b. He lost the pounds quickly.
c. He joined a boxing club.
d. He began running.
f. He boxed for about three hours every day.
A. a-d-c-f-b B. d-a-f-c-b C. a-d-f-c-b
【小题5】The writer mainly wants to tell us _______.
A. Rocha is a hardworking boy
B. it is important to get exercise
C. everything is possible if you work hard