Amazon.com was one of the first companies which tried to sell products on the Internet. Jeff Bczos started the company. He thought, “The World Wide Web is growing 200% a year. It’s going to continue to grow. Shopping is going to move to the Internet. People are going to shop online.” He dropped his good job and drove across the country to Washington. There he started an online bookstore called Amazon.com. Bezos had very little money, so the company began in a garage, and at first there were very few people who buy things.
At the Amazon. com site, people can look for a book abut a subject, find many different books about that subject, read what other people think about the books, order them by credit card (信用卡), and get them in the mail in two days. This kind of bookstore was a new idea, but the business grew. In a few years, Amazon. com had 10 million different things including books, CDs, toys, electronics, videos, DVDs, software, video games and so on. Today you can buy anything from food to gold rings at a “such shopping mall”, that is, a group of stores all over the world that works like a group of stores all in one place.
Are people going to shop online more and more? No one knows for sure. At least now online shopping is growing.
1.Amazon.com is ________.
A.a company to sell things on the Internet
B.a bookshop to sell books to the students
C.a school to teach students on the Internet
D.a kind of e-mail to send and receive letters
2.What did Jeff Bezos never think?
A.Shopping is going to move to the Internet.
B.People are going to shop online.
C.The World Wide Web is going to continue to grow.
D.Few people are going to shop on the Internet.
3.At first Bezos only sold ________ on the Internet.
4.From the second paragraph we mainly know that ________.
A.people can only buy books on the Internet
B.at the beginning, Amazon. Com had 10 million different things
C.it’s easy to buy anything on the Internet
D.most people enjoy buying things on the Internet
5.From the passage, we mainly know that ________.
A.it’s cheaper to do shopping online
B.online shopping is growing now
C.many people shop online at first
D.we are not sure if online shopping is growing