第二部分阅读理解(Reading Comprehension) BDBCB
Arabs consider it extremely bad manners to start talking business immediately. Even the busiest government officials always take extra time to be polite and offer refreshments. No matter how busy you are, you should make time for this hospitality. The conference visit is a way of doing business throughout the Arab world. Frequently, you will have to discuss your business. Do not be surprised if your meeting is interrupted several times by people who come into the room unannounced, whisper, or speak softly to the person with whom you are talking, and leave. Act as though you do not hear, and never show displeasure at being interrupted.
When an Arab says ―yes‖, he may mean ―maybe‖. When he says ―maybe‖, he probably means ―no‖. You will seldom get a direct ―no‖ from an Arab because it is considered impolite. Instead of ―no‖, he will say‖inshallah‖, which means, ―if allah wills it‖. On the other hand, ―yes‖does not necessarily mean ―yes‖. A smile and a slow nod might seem like an agreement, but in fact, your host is being polite. An Arab considers it impolite to disagree with a guest.
1. The main purpose of this article is to explain _________.
A. why you need extra time when you visit Arab countries
B. how to be polite when doing business in the Arab world
C. why Arabs say when doing business
D. what Arabs say when doing business
2. According to the passage, which of the following would be considered polite?
A. You leave angrily because of interruptions.
B. You demand an immediate decision.
C. You refuse a cup of tea and show pictures of your product right away.
D. You look out of the window while a stranger comes in to speak with the host.
3. From the passage, we know that ______.
A. when an Arab wants to say ―yes‖, he often says ―maybe‖
B. an Arab seldom disagrees with a guest to his face
C. When an Arab agrees, a smile and a slow nod will be given
D. ―inshallah‖ is an English word
4. Which of the following is NOT an Arab custom?
A. to dislike being interrupted during their meeting
B. Often to give you a vague answer
C. Often to say ―no‖ directly
D. Seldom hesitate to start talking business in the presence of strangers.
5. The writer of this passage has probably _________.
A. never been to the Arab world
B. worked in the Arab world
C. been against the Arab customs
D. liked the Arab customs
In Switzerland, six miles (1) of Geneva ,lies a collection of laboratories and buildings, and most curious of all, a circular (2) of earth more than 650 feet(3) diameter. This cluster has unique(4). It is Europe’s one and only atomic city(5) to investigating the atom for peaceful(6).The strange buildings belong(7) the European Council for Nuclear Research, more popularly (8), from its French(9),as CERN.
The council was born when a (10) of statements and scientific experts (11) in Paris in 1950. Their aim was to “Establish an organization providing for (12) among European states in nuclear research of a pure scientific and fundamental character”. The CERN agreement was (13) in 1953, and work on the atomic city began in 1954, Today CERN’s facilities are (14) the most modern
and the most (15) in the world. Impressive as the scientific (16) may be, the real significance of CERN may (17) the thousand people , the scientists, lab workers and administrative crew (18) from the fourteen member nations-who populate it.
British engineers work (19 ) side with Swiss electricians, Yugoslav nuclear physicists, and Dutch mathematicians. The official languages are French and English, with German an unofficial(20).
1.A)to west B)in west C)by west D)west
2.A)table B)chair C) mound D)mountain
3.A)in B)by C) on D) for
4.A)import B)important C)export D)importance
5.A)made B)planned C)build D)dedicated
6.A)answer B)solution C)settlement D)purposes
7.A)as B)to C)on D)for
8.A)planned B)known C)studied D)designed
9.A)title B)name C)beginning D)initials
10.A)handful B)numbers C) mouthful D)groups
11.A)found B)faced C)met D)encountered
12.A)meeting B)visits C)innovation D)collaboration
13.A)agreed B)reported C)signed D)provided
14.A)in B)among C)with D)either
15.A)many B)changing C)much D)diversified
16.A)field B)point C)position D)aspect
17.A)belong B)lie with C)lie to D)lie for
18.A)fetched B)named C)called D)drawn
19.A)by B)side to C)side by D)side with
20.A)first B)there C)second D)third
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