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 PASSAGE 1THE BRITISH MENTALITY
 
Although I had stayed in England for over a year, it wasdifficult for me to understand the British mentality. Travelingto the office everyday by train, I watched people concealingtheir faces behind newspaper. They rarely conversed witheach other, occasionally lifting their eyebrows to look at their fellow passengers. But when I started a conversation under the pretext of the weather I found many had a natural gift for gossip.
 
VOCABULARY
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Mentality: MindTo conceal: To hideTo converse: To talk Occasionally: Seldom, rarelyTo lift: To raisePretext: Excuse/ false reasonGift: Talent, skillGossip: Friendly chat
 
> EXERCISES
 
Complete the sentences with a suitable form of the wordsdefined above
 
1. Maggie crossed the room,..................the lid of the pot and sniffed
 
at the contents
.
 
2. Under the...................of wanting to return a pen which she had
 
left behind, I visited her.
 
3. It turned out that Jane had inherited a natural...................for music.
 
4. They were..................intimately, opening up their private problems toeach other with a freedom well beyond the usual.
 
5. Paul confesses his doubts such as he would have....................from
 
anyone he did not trust absolutely.
 
READING COMPREHENSION
 
1. The writer
was
quite surprised............
 A)
 
as he could understand the British mindB)
 
 because almost noone on the train was talking to each otheC)
 
since most people were reading newspaper D)
 
after he saw people traveling by train
 
E) when he saw the British way of life.
 
2. Using
the excuse of the weather
 A)
 
doesn't work all the timeB)
 
is how one can get the British to talk C)
 
is good for gossiping about natureD)
 
requires natural gift for gossipE) makes it easy to change the subject.
 
3. It can be inferred from the
 passage
that
 
A)
 
 people in England cover their faces with a newspapeB)
 
.the British do not look at anybody in the trainC)
 
the British are in fact have a tendency to talkingD)
 
Englishmen always read somethingE) the writer wanted to stay for another year.
 
READING COMPREHENSION
 
1. Unlike young people.
 
A)
 
old people are not reasonable in their fear of deathB)
 
most old people are not afraid of deathC)
 
old people are always sadD)
 
old people are cheated of best thingsE)
 
human joys are not experienced by old. people
 
2. Young people are right
.........................
 
A) because they didn't have, best thingsB). to trouble the old people
 
C)
 
as they are always J" ~L.":D)
 
for not having a reason for their fear E)
 
for their fear of death
 
3. Although they have experienced almost everything life willoffer 
...................
 
A)
 
all the old people fear deathB)
 
most young people are not ready to die in battleC)
 
some old people are still affected by the idea of deathD)
 
young people feel sad because they will be .old,somedayE)
 
old people get sad when they think of those happy days .
 

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