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    American country music is also known as country western music. It has a very long history. It comes from the folk songs of immigrants (移民) from Britain.

    Country music uses simple music and words to express everyday feelings such as loneliness, love and sadness. That is to say, country music describes life. It talks about friends and enemies, trucks and roads, farms and crops. People in many parts of the world like country music, because everyone can understand what the music is about.

    Country western music became popular first among cowboys (牛仔) from the American west countryside. Cowboys had to take care of cows day and night. When they were alone with the cows, they often sang beautiful and peaceful songs to calm the animals and to overcome their own fear. They were not well-educated so they sang about their daily life in very simple words. They played guitars, violins and other instruments. In the South of America, many people added instruments from their homes, like bottles and spoons. When cowboys visited their friends and families on holidays like Thanksgiving, they usually sang and played country western music.

    In recent years, many musicians have made country western music a little different from the one in the past. These changes make the songs sound even better. Today singers as Carth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Eddie Rabbit, LeAnn Rimes, Randy Travis and a group called Alabama are singing and playing in different styles. They have brought country western music more and more fans from all over the world.

    1.untry western music comes from the folk songs of immigrants from _____.

       A. America             B. France             C. Germany            D. Britain

    2.The underlined words “ calm the animals ” here means “ make the animals become _____”.

       A. sad and lonely                            B. quiet and relaxed

       C. angry and wild                            D. upset and scared(害怕的)

    3.Which one of the sentences is mentioned in the passage?

       A. Early immigrants lived a very simple life.

       B. Many country music singers are not well-educated.

       C. Cowboys usually played country western music on holidays.

       D. In the west of America, cowboys added instruments from their homes.

    4.The best title for the passage is _____.

       A. Americans Love American Country Music     

       B. The History of American Country Music

       C. Singers and Fans of American Country Music  

       D. All Kinds of American Music, Yesterday and Today

    答案

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    1D 2B 3C 4B



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