More Than a Ride to School
The National Education Association claims．“The school bus is a mirror Of the community．”They further add that,unfortunately,what appears on the exterior（外部）does not always reflect the reality of a chosen community．They are right．and sometimes it reflects more!Just ask Liesl Denson Riding the school bus has been more than a ride to school for Liesl
Bruce Hardy．sch001 bus driver for Althouse Bus Company has been Liesl's bus driver since kindergarten Last year when Liesl's family moved to Parkesburg，knowing her bus went by her new residence，she requested to ride the same bus
This year Liesl is a senior and will enjoy her last year riding the bus．She says．“It's been a great ride so far!My bus driver is so c001 and has always been a good friend and a good listener．Sometimes when you're a child adults do not think that what you have to say is important．Mr．Hardy always listens to what you have to say and makes you feel important．”Her friends Ashley Batista and Amanda Wolfc agree．
Brace Hardy has been making Octorara students feel special since 1975．This year he will celebrate 30 years working for Althouse Bus Transportation．Company President.Larry A1thouse acknowledges Bruce Hardy's outstanding record．“You do not come by employees 1ike Bruce these days；he has never missed a day of work and has a perfect driving record．Recognized in 2000 by the Pennsylvania School Bus Association for driving 350，000 accident free miles，Hardy's reputation is made further evident through the relationships he has made with the students that ride his bus''
A1thouse further added．“Althouse Bus Transportation was established 70 years ago and has been providing quality transportation ever since MY grandfather started the business with one bus．Althouse Bus Transportation is delighted to have the opportunity to bring distinctive and safe service to our local school and community and looks forward to continuing to provide quality service for many more years to come．''
Three generations of business is not all the company has enjoyed．Thanks to出ivers like Bruce Hardy,they have been building relationships through generations．Liesl's mother CaroI also enjoys fond memories of riding Bruce Hardy's bus to the Octorara Sch001 District．
31 The word“mirror''in the first line could be best replaced by
32 How long has Bruce Hardy been working for Althouse Bus Transportation?
A For 30 years．
B For 70 years
C Since last year．
D Since 2000．
33 Which of the following statements is NOT true of Bruce Hardy?
B He is a good friend
C He is impatient．
D He has driven 350，000 accident free miles
34 Who founded Althouse Bus Transportation?
A Larry Althouse．
B Althouse's grandfather
C Liesl's mother,
D Ashley Batista．
35 What has Althouse Bus Transportation been mainly aiming at?
A Making as much money as possible．
B Building up its fame
C Developing its business．
D Providing the local community with quality service
3l D mirror和retie（：non都有“反映”的意思。reflection的动词是reflect，在第一段中出现了两次。vehicle是“交通工具”，device是“装置”， company是“公司”。
32 A 该题问的是：Bruce Hardy为Althouse公交公司工作了多少年了?第四段的第二句话是这么说的：今年，他要庆祝为Althouse公交公司工作30年。
33 c 该题问的是：下面的哪一种说法不符合Bruce Hardy的实际情况?A和B可见于第三段第二行。D可见于第四段的后半部分。c说的是：Bruce Hardy不耐心。第三段说到了Bruce Hardy是一个很好的听众，他总是听着你要说的话。可见，说Bruce.Hardy不耐心不符合实际情况。
34 B 该题问的是：谁创立了Althouse公交公司?A说的是：Larry Althouse.Larry.Althouse是公司的总裁。B说的是：Althouse的祖父。倒数第二段有这样一句话：我（A1th01．1se）的祖父开始经营时只有一辆公共汽车。可见，B是正确答案。
35 D 该题问的是：Althouse公交公司追求的目标是什么?A说的是：尽量多挣钱。B说的是：出名。c：开发业务。D：为社区提供高质量的服务。D可见于倒数第二段。