How the Mail is Delivered
Read the paragraphs
below to learn how the mail is delivered. The paragraphs are not in the correct order. Read the texts carefully and decide which should be first, second, third, fourth and fifth. Write the order in the boxes below.
A. Thursday morning the mail carrier
for Main Street picked up her pile
of letters. She sorted all of them by street address. The people at 1 Main Street got their mail first. Dave lived at 221 Main Street. He got his letter before lunch.
B. Juan lives in New York. He wrote a letter to Dave. Dave lives in Oregon
. Juan put the letter in the mailbox
on Monday night. On Tuesday morning a truck stopped at the mailbox. The mail carrier put the letters into a large bag and took the bag to a post office in New York.
C. By noon the letters were in an airport
in Oregon. Mail trucks then took them to post offices. One of these was in Dave's town. Wednesday night people in Dave's town sorted the letters by street name.
D. The post office has plenty
of work to do. It handles
thousands of letters per
day. Let's follow a letter all the way across America.
E. Tuesday afternoon the letters were sorted. Zip codes
were used to sort the mail. A machine picked up a letter and held it. A worker read the Zip code. Then the worker pushed five buttons
on another machine. The worker had only one second to do this. After the worker pushed the buttons, the machine put the letter in a box. By Tuesday night the box was on a truck. The truck went to the airport. An airplane took off for Oregon on Wednesday morning. Juan's letter went on the airplane.
post office 邮局
Oregon ['ɔrigən] n. 俄勒冈州（美国州名）
mailbox ['meilbɔks] n. 邮筒，信箱
mail carrier 邮递员
zip code 邮递区号；邮政编码
button ['bʌtn] n. 按钮；纽扣
take off ( 飞机) 起飞
1. D 2. B 3. E 4. C 5. A