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1. When will dinner be ready?
A. At 11 o’clock. B. At 12 o’clock. C. At 11:30.
2. Who is Sharon most likely?
A. The woman’s pet.
B. The woman’s classmate.
C. The woman’s friend.
3. What does the man want to do?
A. See a patient.
B. Visit a friend.
C. Make an appointment.
4. How is the traffic this time every day?
A. Fine. B. Unusual. C. Heavy.
5. What relationship is most likely of the two speakers?
A. Husband and wife.
B. Renter and house owner.
C. Mother and son.
6. Where does this conversation take place?
A. In an old house.
B. At a bus stop.
C. At a university.
7. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Buy a modern house.
B. Clean the rooms every day.
C. Buy an old house with small rooms.
8. What do we know about the woman?
A. She prefers to live in small rooms.
B. She’ll buy a house near the university.
C. She wants to buy an old large house.
9. Why did the woman go to London during the vacation?
A. To learn English. B. To do business. C. To visit some teachers.
10. How long did the woman stay in London?
A. About 30 days. B. About 40 days. C. About 45 days.
11. What did the woman like particularly about the English classes?
A. The teachers were nice.
B. There were a lot of activities in class.
C. The students were quite free in class.
12. How many times has the woman been sailing before?
A. Never. B. Once. C. Twice.
13. In which way will the woman pay for her trip?
A. By check. B. With cash. C. By credit card.
14. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. The man is planning a trip for the woman.
B. The woman is going to climb mountains.
C. They are talking about their travel experience.
15. Where does this talk take place probably?
A. In the street.
B. At a shoes shop.
C. On the bus.
16. Why does she think of buying Tom a pair of iron shoes?
A. Because Tom’s shoes wear out like paper.
B. Because Tom likes iron shoes.
C. Because Tom asked the woman to buy him a pair of iron shoes.
17. What shoes did she buy at last?
A. A pair of leather shoes.
B. A pair of iron shoes.
C. A pair of sports shoes.
18. How does a person view the new culture in the first stage of culture shock?
A. Everyone is watching me.
B. Wow! Everything is different.
C. I want to go home.
19. Which statement of the visitor best describes the “home” stage?
A. I’m glad to be returning to my own country.
B. These people love their families and homes.
C. I really enjoy living among the people here.
20. What is the best title for this passage?
A. How to Adjust to Culture Shock.
B. The Stages of Culture Shock.
C. The Causes of Culture Shock.
W: What’s the time by your watch?
M: It’s eleven sharp.
W: I feel hungry now. I think it must be time for lunch.
M: You have to wait for another half hour.
W: Sharon, I know you are not really a pet. You are a friend...sort of. But I can’t let you stay out here in the cold.
M: Who are you talking with, Jane?
M: Will Dr Smith be able to see me at about 8:30 on Friday?
W: Sorry, but he’s fully booked till 11: 30.
M: Would 1:50 be convenient?
W: Yes, he is free then.
W: I want to go to Yellow Street.
M: Yes, Madam. It’ll take about twenty minutes.
W: The traffic seems terribly heavy. It’s unusual.
M: No, Madam. It’s about the same every day at this time.
W: This is my house. You can’t do anything against my wishes. You can’t put your feet on my chairs. You can’t stay out late at night. You can’t ask friends to dinner in the house. You must pay me at the beginning of every month but not at the end.
M: OK. I won’t do anything against your wishes.
M: Hi, Rose. You’ve been looking for houses for months. Can’t you find one?
W: Well, I should be careful about choosing one. It’s a big step to buy a house. I’d rather take time now than be sorry later.
M: That’s right. There’re a lot of houses for sale near the university.
W: I’ve been there, very beautiful houses, but I prefer old but big houses. We need lots of rooms, you know. And I think I can get a better buy on an old house.
M: However, a cheap house means less modern conveniences. Why not get a new one?
W: Well, Jeff can remodern the old one. You know, he’s so skillful. Some of the new houses now have very small rooms. I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life in them.
M: Aren’t you tired of keeping so many rooms clean every day?
W: Not at all. Cleaning is a pleasure for me. Oh, here comes my bus. Bye!
M: Hi, Jane. It’s nice to see you again. I heard that you went to the United Kingdom during the vacation.
W: Yes. I paid a visit to London and attended a summer course in English.
M: Wow. It sounds so good. How long did you stay there?
W: Well, I went there on July 5th and came back on August 15th.
M: What about the course?
W: I think the course was well organized. The teachers were nice. They taught us to listen, speak, read and write in English, but it mostly focused on speaking. One interesting thing I found was that the English classes were different from ours because they were very free. You can sit anywhere you like in the classroom. You can ask the teacher questions at any time during the class, and you are welcome to share your ideas with the classmates and teachers. I really enjoy this kind of class.
M: How interesting! Maybe our teachers should try that.
M: Hello, can I help you?
W: Yes, I’d like to go on a sailing holiday this summer in Italy.
M: Have you been sailing before?
W: No. I wanted to go to Sweden last year, but I didn’t have enough money.
M: Well, it is quite expensive. Sailing holidays start at about three hundred pounds.
W: Yes, my friends went in August last year. They paid four hundred and fifty pounds each. The most I can pay is three hundred and eighty pounds.
M: Well, that should be enough. Would you like to be by the sea or a lake?
W: Well, I’d prefer a lake in the mountains.
M: Okay. The Aqua Center in north Italy will be best for you. That costs ￡370.
W: Okay. Can I pay by credit card? I haven’t got my checkbook.
M: Yes, that’ s fine.
M: Hi, Mrs. Smith. Nice to see you here.
W: Hi, Mr. White. I’m here to buy a pair of shoes for Tom again.
M: He wore out the pair you bought last month?
W: Yes. Sometimes I think I should buy him a pair of iron shoes.
M: Oh, no. What you need is a pair of strong and comfortable shoes.
W: What’s your suggestion?
M: Maybe you should buy him a pair of leather shoes.
W: Tom doesn’t like leather shoes.
M: Then, how about sports shoes? They are strong and comfortable.
W: It seems that is the only choice. All right. I’ll take your suggestion. How about this pair?
M: They are good.
Well, generally speaking, we could say that there are four stages to culture shock. First of all, the “honeymoon” stage. Uh, to the visitor, everything seems new, different, and novel. The food, the surroundings, and the buildings. And it produces a feeling of excitement: a desire to look around, to experiment, and to explore.
The next stage is the “horror” stage, where the newness wears off, and the visitor sees the country from a different viewpoint, and often begins to criticize the country, the life, and values of the people.
The next stage, we could say, is the “humor” stage, where people begin to reflect back and laugh at their mistakes in the earlier stages.
And the final stage, we could say, is the “home” stage, where people begin to feel at home and enjoy living in that foreign country.
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