Unit 12 Culture Shock
Going abroad for study
The other day I announced that I would go abroad for further study right after my college education.My decision evoked (引起，唤起) the immediate objection of my family： Why？Why should I borrow a huge sum of money for overseas study while I might receive the same education at home at a relatively (相对地) low cost？ 1
First，experience is the opportunity for the reallife use of foreign languages. 2 ．There is no better opportunity to improve secondlanguage skills than living in the country in which it is spoken.
3 On a university campus，foreign students are likely to come across their counter?parts from different countries and areas and are exposed to different ideas and values.This helps me to have a better understanding of different societies and inevitably (必然地) see my own country in a new light (以新的眼光)．
Third，overseas experience，disappointing and painful as it may be，is helpful.A person going abroad for study often experiences much more difficulty－difficulty in adapting to a new culture and in dealing with all problems alone.Yet，the difficulty， coupled with the frustration brought on by culture shock，is a rewarding experience for one's future life and development of personality (个性)．
Although going abroad is expensive and perhaps painful，the payoff (回报) is worthwhile.For the benefit is not merely knowledge gained，but the experience desirable in one's personal life.
A．While a person can study a foreign language at home，the effect can never be
compared with constant use of the language in everyday life.
B．Overseas study is attractive to many young people.
C．A person can study a foreign language both at home and abroad.
D．My answer is：in addition to knowledge，I can gain experience that those who
stay at home will never have.
E．Second，living and studying abroad offers me a different perspective (角度) of
【答案】 1－3 DAE
SectionⅠ Reading(Ⅰ) (Warm?up & Lesson 1 )
A．v.给小费 n.小费 B．vt.理解，掌握；吸收
【答案】 1—5 JDGEA 6—10 HCFBI
A．欠某人一个道歉 B．支付 C．首先 D．结果 E．习惯于 F．感到迷惑 G．提前 H．放
1．I have had to pay for repairs to the house.
2．As a result，the bad thing has been turned into a good one.
3．But now every time I see him，I get confused.
4．Everything has been fixed in advance.
5．He owed me an apology for hurting my feelings.
6．My aim was first of all to determine what I should do next.
7．You will have to get used to a lot of people in and out of your home.
8．You must give up all thoughts of marrying him.
【答案】 1—5 BDFGA 6－8 CEH
速读 P36 教材课文，匹配段落大意
A．a reason for finishing the letter
B．Xiaojin's stay in Britain & saying
welcome to Aunt Mei
C．Xiaojin's advice on food，tipping，
money，accommodation and British humour
【答案】 1－3 BCA
细读 P36 教材课文，选择最佳答案
1．Xiaojin is still experiencing culture shock because
A．life in Britain is quite different from home
B．she can't speak English well
C．she has been in Britain for a short time
D．she can't adapt herself to the life in Britain
2．In Britain you often have the following for breakfast EXCEPT
3．In Britain，if a tip is not included in your bill，you'd better
waiter or waitress—even a bit more if the service is good.
A．leave no tip
B．leave 10% of the bill as a tip
C．ask the waiter or waitress for advice
D．leave 10 pounds as a tip
4．Xiaojin reminds Aunt Mei to take a warm coat because
A．there's no warm coat in Britain
B．it is snowing in Britain
C．it is always cold in Britain
D．it is sometimes pretty cold and foggy in Britain
． for the
5．We can know from the passage that
A．one can make good friends in Britain
B．British people are not humourous
C．British people laugh loudly when there's no funny thing at all
D．all the British people are friendly
【答案】 1－5 ACBDA
第三步 精读——能力升华 接轨高考
根据 P36 教材课文，在空白处填入 1 个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式
Dear Aunt Mei，
How time flies！It has been 6 months 1.since I came here.I owe you 2.an apology
for not writing to you more often.I've been busy 3.studying(study) and trying to absorb
all the new things around me for I'm still experiencing culture shock.
I'm glad you'll visit me soon and I'll tell you something about London.London is
an international city 4.where there are many international restaurants and there is
at least one Chinese restaurant in every town.You have to get used to the tripping system
here.I suggest you 5.(should) leave(leave) 10% of the bill for the waiter 6.or
waitress.You can get some traveller's 7.cheques(cheque) as it's easy to exchange them
at banks or hotels.I think we should consider staying in the English countryside for
a few nights so as 8.to enjoy(enjoy)hiking and taste some mushrooms.Don't forget to
bring a warm coat for it can get pretty cold and foggy here.One last thing，don't worry
about how to get along with the people here because the 9.majority(major) of them are
I am looking forward to your visit!
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