午夜伦理片0855Generally speaking, a British is widely regarded as a quiet, shy and conservative person who is ___1___ only among those with whom he is acquainted. When
午夜伦理片0855a stranger is at present, he often seems nervous, ___2___ embarrassed. You have to take a commuter train any morning or evening to ___3___ the truth of this.
Serious-looking businessmen and women sit reading their newspapers or dozing in a corner; hardly anybody talks, since to do so would be considered quite
午夜伦理片0855 ___4___, there is an unwritten but clearly understood code of behavior which, ___5___ broken, makes the offender immediately the object of ___6___.
午夜伦理片0855 It has been known as a fact that the a British has a ___7___ for the discussion of their weather and that, if given a chance, he will talk about it
___8___. Some people argue that it is because the British weather seldom ___9___ forecast and hence becomes a source of interest and ___10___ to everyone.
This may be so. ___11___ a British cannot have much ___12___ in the weathermen, who, after promising fine, sunny weather for the following day, are often
午夜伦理片0855proved wrong ___13___ a cloud over the Atlantic brings rainy weather to all districts! The man in the street seems to be as accurate---or as inaccurate---as
the weathermen in his ___14___.
Foreigners may be surprised at the number of references ___15___ weather that the British make to each other in the course of a single day. Very often
conversational greetings are ___16___ by comments on the weather. "Nice day, isn't it?" "Beautiful!" may well be heard instead of "Good morning, how are
you?" ___17___ the foreigner may consider this exaggerated and comic, it is worthwhile pointing out that it could be used to his advantage. ___18___ he wants
to start a conversation with a British but is ___19___ to knowswheresto begin, he could do well to mention the state of the weather. It is a safe subject
which will ___20___ an answer from even the most reserved of the British.
午夜伦理片0855 1. A. relaxed B. frustrated C. amused D. exhausted
午夜伦理片0855 2. A. yet B. otherwise C. even D. so
午夜伦理片0855 3. A. experience B. witness C. watch D. undergo
午夜伦理片0855 4. A. Deliberately B. Consequently C. Frequently D. Apparently
5. A. unless B. once C. while D. as
6. A. suspicion B. opposition C. criticism D. praise
午夜伦理片0855 7. A. emotion B. fancy C. likeliness D. judgement
8. A. at length B. to a great extent C. from his heart D. by all means
9. A. follows B. predicts C. defies D. supports
午夜伦理片0855 10. A. dedication B. compassion C. contemplation D. speculation
午夜伦理片0855 11. A. Still B. Also C. Certainly D. Fundamentally
12. A. faith B. reliance C. honor D. credit
13. A. if B. once C. when D. whereas
14. A. propositions B. predictions C. approval D. defiance
午夜伦理片0855 15. A. about B. on C. in D. to
午夜伦理片0855 16. A. started B. conducted C. replaced D. proposed
17. A. Since B. Although C. However D. Only if
午夜伦理片0855 18. A. Even if B. Because C. If D. For
19. A. at a loss B. at last C. insgroupsD. on the occasion
20. A. stimulate B. constitute C. furnish D. provoke
1. A 2.C 3.B 4.D 5.B 6.C 7.B 8.A 9.A 10.D
午夜伦理片0855 11. C 12.A 13.C 14.B 15.D 16.C 17.B 18.C 19.A 20.D