16.Any foreigner in Taiwan will tell you that the most difficult part of adapting to culture shock is the language barrier. Everyday activities, such as ordering food and asking for directions, _____16_____ challenges for a newcomer. Problems in communication can _____17_____ frustration and, in some cases, anger. In these cases, the first forms of the language to be learned are usually abusive. This is unfortunate. Learning a foreign language makes it easier for us to communicate with people from that country, but we must become _____18_____ with the polite forms of that language. In English, people show courtesy by the use of three important features.
First, people use sentence structures such as “Would you mind…?” Second, they can use different words. For example, they might say “Please be quiet.” _____19_____ the rude form “Shut up!” Finally, speakers use the _____20_____ of voice. In English, a rising tone can show politeness.
【題組】16.、 (A)became (B)become (C)becomes (D)has become
21.The authorities in China have told a TV station to stop broadcasting “Super Girl,” one of the most popular shows on TV. It’s a talent contest where women of all ages blast out their favorite tunes.
The government often bans programs it considers to be unsuitable. And regulators have now told the program maker, Hunan Satellite Television, not to film another series next year. Officially, they say the show’s too long: some episodes last three hours. But many believe the authorities simply don’t like the program's lowbrow tone or the fact that it’s extremely popular and so financially successful.
The authorities regularly get themselves worked up about TV shows. They’ve just taken a channel off air for a whole month for showing a program that had a negative impact on society, as they put it. In future, the makers of “Super Girl” are promising to put on programs that promote moral ethics. Information about public safety and housework are two suggested topics. That might please the regulators, but it’s unlikely to attract the viewers.
【題組】21.What is the main idea of this passage?
(A)A popular show was banned.
(B)Chinese government would air a talent show.
(C)TV stations have to work hard to promote their profits.
(D)All TV programs were considered unsuitable.
23.【題組】23.What is the excuse the government gave to stop “Super Girl?”
(A)The program lost its popularity among young people.
(B)The program had a negative impact on society.
(C)The program is too long.
(D)The program will find a new production company and channel.