Knowledge is power. But there is another thing we must remember. An intelligent mind needs a strong body to make it most useful.
There are a great many good exercises for building up our bodies. Many of them may be done indoors in rainy weather. Indoor exercises, however, are never as helpful as those taken out of doors because in the open air there is more oxygen. The air in the house is not fresh. But out of doors it is very fresh, especially in the morning.
But what shall we play? There are a number of games such as football, basketball, races and so on. Any game with plenty of exercises is good.
Do not neglect your health. It is of as much importance as your mind. Our country now needs people with creative minds, good judgment, and healthy bodies.
1. One who has an intelligent mind is ______ .
A. very strong
B. very healthy
C. very clever
D. very stupid
2. “An intelligent mind needs a strong body to make it useful.” means ______ .
A. if you want to make your strong body useful, you must have an intelligent mind
B. in order to make your intelligent mind useful, you must have a strong body
C. to make your strong mind and strong body most useful you need a strong body
D. if you have a strong body you will have a strong mind
3. Which of the following statements is true?
A. Indoor exercises are as helpful as outdoor ones.
B. Indoor exercises are no more helpful than outdoor exercises.
C. Neither indoor exercises nor outdoor exercises are helpful.
D. Outdoor exercises are more helpful than indoor ones.
4. The air in the house does not remain fresh very long. It’s because ______.
A. the fresh air can’t come into the house
B. there is only a little fresh air coming in and a little waste going out
C. the air in the house can’t move at all
D. the house gives off wastes
5. Our country now ______ with creative minds, good judgment and healthy bodies.
A. needs men and women
B. only needs men
C. only needs scientists
D. does not need women but men