You want to know about my staying in America, right? Well, to tell you the truth, it is really an eye-opening experience study here.
In China, I had English classes five times a week since fifth grade. However, I didn’t know how different textbook English could be from everyday English until I came to Hotchkiss School, Conmecticut.
When I first studied English, I was told to say, “I am fine.” when people say “How are you ?”But in the US,I found that people say, “I am good.” or “I am tired.”
One day ,someone greeted me with “What’s up ?”It ,made me confused. I thought for a moment and then smiled because I didn’t know what to say.Since then, I have discovered more and more differences between Chinese and US cultures.
To my surprise, US girls spend a lot of time in the burning sun to get a tan. However ,in China ,girls try every possible way to get their skin paler, or “whiter.” I also surprised by how hard-working .US students are .In China, schoolwork is almost everything ,so we study hard and that’ it. But here,a “good” student gets good grades, does a lot for the public and plays sports or music.
The kids here are so talented ,I am starting to be sorry that I gave up playing the piano at an early age and that I have never thought about sports.
1.According to the writer, textbook English is _________everyday English.
A. quite different from B. the same as C. more difficult than
2.What does the word “tan ”in the sixth paragraph mean in Chinese?
A.晒黑 B.晒白 C. 能量
3.A good US student spends his/her time ________.
A. only in doing homework
B. only on sports or music
C. on studies ,sports or music and public work
4.Which of the following is NOT true?
A. The writer is now in US.
B. American girls love to have white skin.
C.US students are talented and hard-working.
5.Which is the best title for the passage?
A. My Own Travel in the US
B. My Studying in the US
C. My Opinion about the US