第二部分 阅读理解 （共两节，满分40分）
阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A 、B 、C 和 D ）中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
In court at 9 o’clock. Apart from me there are a few old ladies who have come to the court and a class of 14-15 year-olds with their teacher.
9:05 Court starts. First case: Henry P. , 47, divorced, charged with being drunk. He refused to leave a pub at closing time and caused a bit of damage when the police tried to arrest him. P. said he had had an argument with his boss and could not face going home to an empty flat.
9:50 Mrs F. , 72, shoplifting (店内偷窃). Apparently Mrs F. had stolen a frozen chicken, which she had hidden under her hat (At this the school children burst out laughing and even the judges have difficulty keeping a straight face). The chicken was so cold that she fell unconscious, otherwise she would probably not have been caught. Mrs F, in tears, says she had not eaten meat for three weeks. It turns out that, although she has the old-age pension, she does not know about other forms of support.
10:30 Peter D., 19. D. stole, or rather “borrowed” a motorcycle, intending, he said, to give it back to the owner after trying it out. D. father is at sea and the mother is left to bring up four children, of whom Peter is the eldest, by herself.