Part Ⅳ
Short Answer Questions(15 minutes)
Directions: In this part there is a short passage with five questions or incomplete statements. Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. ?
Old age and seniority alone do not command authority among the British: in fact modern life has been developing so fast that old people often appear tiresome and out of date. Thus, “We need some young blood” is often heard in the organizations where the energy and modern methods of younger men are felt to be more likely to succeed than the long but partly irrelevant experience of older ones. The wisest of the older generation realize this. They either make an effort to remain young in heart and keep pace with the time, or else they let younger men take their place.?
It follows that mature British have no desire to grow old or to look older than they are. Women especially, for reasons of sexual attraction, long to “stay young”, and there is no greater compliment to a mature woman than to be told “How young you look!” On the other hand, if a woman’s hairstyle, make-up and clothes reveal an obvious effort to look artificially young, she is said to “look common”, and is regarded with disapproval.?
S1. What can be the best title of this selection??
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S2. What do the wisest of the older generation do to keep pace with the times ac
cording to the selection??
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S3. Why do British women, especially, long to stay young??
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S4. What’s the greatest compliment to a woman in Britain based on the selection?
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S5. Why do old age and seniority alone not command authority among the British?
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S1. Getting Old in Britain. Or. Old Age in Britain.??
S2. They try to keep a young heart (or they let the younger replace them).?
S3. They wish to be attractive sexually.?
S4. “How young you look!”?
S5. Because old people often seem boring and out of date ?