To most of us，school means classes，teachers，schedules，grades，and tests.But for the children at Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts，school is very different.
Firstly，there are no lessons.All the children，aged between 4 and 19，do whatever they want.There are no teachers—only “staff members”.The idea behind this is that you do not need to make children learn，because children want to learn anyway.“You do not need to say to a three yearold，‘Go explore your environment.'You can't stop them!” says Daniel Greenberg，a founder of the school.“But if you make children do what you want all day，they will lose all taste for learning.”
At Sudbury Valley School，you will permit children to talk，read，paint，cook，work on computers，study French，play the piano，climb trees or just run around.Two boys spent three years just fishing!
The other way that Sudbury Valley School is different is that the children can decide the rules.Every week，there is a school meeting where both children and staff have one vote each—even the fouryearolds.They decide the school rules，how to spend the school budget，and even which staff they want and do not want any more.
When the school first opened in 1968，people said it would never work.But today，the school has 200 students，and 80%of its students go on to college. Even the two boys who went fishing all the time have successful careers today.One of them is a musician and the other is a computer scientist.
1:What is the main topic of the article?
A.An unusual school.
C.A school without rules.
D.Education in the US.
2:What does the school believe?
A.Teachers cannot teach children Well.
B.Children learn best when they do what they want to do.
C.Learning is for adults—children should only play.
D.Children should only learn about one thing at a time.
3:What does Daniel Greenberg say about threeyearolds?
A.They love learning.
B.They are very naughty.
C.They want to be outside all the time.
D.They are too young to learn anything.
4:Who has the most power in the school meetings?
A.The older children have more power than the younger children.
B.A child has more power than an adult.
C.The younger children have more power than the older children.
D.Everybody has equal power.
1:答案 A [ 主旨大意题。文章主要介绍了Sudbury Valley School不同寻常的地方：学生不用上课，不用做作业，可以随心所欲干自己想干的事，可以参与学校制度的制定。这样的学校的确少见。]
2:答案 B [ 推理判断题。从第二段可知，被动学习只会让学生失去兴趣，让学生做自己想做的事他们才会学得最好。]
3:答案 A [细节理解题。Daniel Greenberg的话是对“you do not need to make children learn, because children want to learn anyway”的进一步说明，由此可知A正确。]
4:答案 D [ 细节理解题。从倒数第二段第二句可知D正确。]