21. Everycountry has its own culture.
Eventhougheachcountryusesdoors. .Doorsmanyhave__21___functions and purposeswhichlead to ___22__differences.
When I firstcame to America, I noticedthat a publicbuilding had two different__23___ and they had distinctfunctions. You have to push the doorwith the word “PUSH” to go out of the building and to pull the doorwith the word “PULL” to_24_____the building. This was new to me, because we use the ____25__door in southKorea. For quite a few times I failed to go out of a shoppingcentre and was embarrassed.
The way of usingschool bus doors was also ____26__to me .I used to take the school bus to classes. The schooldecidedthatwhen the driveropenedboth the front and backdoors, 27_____who weregetting off the bus should get off first , and students who weregetting on should get on __28__. In southKorea, we do not need to wait for people to get off. One morning, I hurried to the bus ,and when the bus doorsopened, I___29____tried to get on the school bus through the frontdoor. All the studentsaroundlooked at me, I was totally__30____,and my facewent red.
(A).different (B).important (C).practical (D).unusual
Part III Vocabulary (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30 incompletesentences in thispart. For eachsentencethere are fourchoicesmarked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answerthatbestcompletes the sentence. Thenmark the correspondingletter on the AnswerSheetwith a singlelinethrough the centre. 【題組】55. All theirattempts to ________ the childfrom the burningbuildingwere in vain.
(A)) regain (B)) recover (C)) rescue (D)) reserve
53.My family and I livedacross the streetfromSouthwayParksince I was fouryears old. Thenjustlastyeartheycity put a chainlinkfencearound the park and startedbulldozing (用推土机推平) the trees and grass to make way for a new apartmentcomplex. When I saw the fence and bulldozers, I askedmyself, “Why don’t theyjustleave it alone?”
Lookingback, I thinkwhatsentenced the part to oblivion (别遗忘) was the drought (旱灾) we had aboutfouryears ago. Up untilthen, SouthwayPark was a nicegreenparkwithplenty of trees and a publicswimmingpool. My friends and I rollerskated on the sidewalks, climbed the tress, and swam in the pool all the years I was growing up. The park was almostlike my own yard. Then the summer I was fifteen the droughtcame and thingschanged.
There had beenalmost no rain at all thatyear. The citystoppedwatering the parkgrass. Within a few weeks I foundmyselflivingacross the streetfrom a hugebrowndesert. Leavesfell off the parttress, and prettysoon the treesstarteddying, too. Next, the partswimmingpool was closed. The city cut down on the workforcethatkept the park, and prettysoon it just got too ugly and dirty to enjoyanymore.
As the droughtlastedinto the fall, the part got worseeverymonth. The rubbishpiled up or blewacross the browngrass. Soon the onlypeople in the parkwerebeggars and otherpeopledown on theirluck. Peoplesaiddrugswerebeingsold or tradedthere now. The part had gottenscary, and my mothertold us kids not to go thereanymore.
The droughtfinallyended and thingsseemed to get back to normal, that is, everything but the park. It had gottenintosuch bad shapethat the cityjust let it staythat way. Thenabout six months ago I heardthat the city was going to “redevelop” certainworn-out areas of the city. It turned out that the city had planned to get rid of the park, sell the land and let someonebuildrows of apartmentbuildings on it.
The chain-linkfencing and bulldozers did theirwork. Now we liveacross the streetfrom six rows of apartmentbuilding. Each of them is threeunitshigh and stretches a block in eachdirection. The neighborhood has changedwithout the park. The streets I used to play in are jammedwithcars now. Thingswillnever be the sameagain. Sometimes I wonder, though, whatchangesanotherdroughtwouldmake in the way things are today.
How did the writerfeelwhen he saw the fence and bulldozers?
(A) Scared. (B) Confused. (C) Upset. (D) Curious.