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    America is a mobile society. Friendships between Americans can be close and real, yet disappear soon if situations change. Neither side feels hurt by this. Both may exchange Christmas greetings for a year or two, perhaps a few letters for a while — then no more. If the same two people meet again by chance, even years later, they pick up the friendship. This can be quite difficult for us Chinese to understand, because friendships between us flow more slowly but then may become lifelong feelings, extending (延伸) sometimes deeply into both families.

    Americans are ready to receive us foreigners at their homes, share their holidays, and their home life. They will enjoy welcoming us and be pleased if we accept their hospitality (好客) easily.

    Another difficult point for us Chinese to understand Americans is that although they include us warmly in their personal everyday lives, they don't show their politeness to us if it requires a great deal of time. This is usually the opposite of the practice in our country where we may be generous with our time. Sometimes, we, as hosts, will appear at airports even in the middle of the night to meet a friend. We may take days off to act as guides to our foreign friends. The Americans, however, express their welcome usually at homes, but truly can not manage the time to do a great deal with a visitor outside their daily routine. They will probably expect us to get ourselves from the airport to our own hotel by bus. And they expect that we will phone them from there. Once we arrive at their homes, the welcome will be full, warm and real. We will find ourselves treated hospitably.

    For the Americans, it is often considered more friendly to invite a friend to their homes than to go to restaurants, except for purely business matters. So accept their hospitality at home!

    1. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?

    A. Friendships between Americans usually extend deeply into their families.

    B. Friendships between Americans usually last for all their lives.

    C. Americans always show their warmth even if they are very busy.

    D. Americans will continue their friendships again even after a long break.

    2. From the last two paragraphs we can learn that when we arrive in America to visit an American friend, we will probably be ________.

    A. warmly welcomed at the airport

    B. offered a ride to his home

    C. treated hospitably at his home

    D. treated to dinner in a restaurant

    3. The underlined words “generous with our time” in Paragraph 3 probably mean ________.

    A. strict with time

    B. willing to spend time

    C. careful with time

    D. serious with time

    4. A suitable title for this passage would probably be “________”.

    A. Friendships between Chinese

    B. Friendships between Americans

    C. Americans' hospitality

    D. Americans' and Chinese's views of friendship

    答案

    中国、美国在文化方面的差异性存在很多方面,本文主要从朋友之间的友谊谈起。

    1. D 在第一段“If the same two people meet again by chance, even years later, they pick up the friendship.”可知答案。

    2. C 在第三段“The Americans, however, express their welcome usually at homes...”一句中以及下文中的“They will probably expect us to get ourselves from the airport to our own hotel by bus.” #coo课Net件co.net.cn>
    可以知道答案。

    3. B 根据“Sometimes, we, as hosts, will appear at airports even in the middle of the night to meet a friend. We may take days off...”表明中国人会花大把时间陪朋友。

    4. D 主旨大意题。根据本文第一段的第一句话和每一段的中国人与外国人的待客之道的对比,就可以知道本文的title应该是中美两国人对待友谊的不同观点。



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