Things to know about the U. K.
From Buckingham Palace to Oxford, the U. K. is loaded with wonderful icons of past eras. But it has also modernized with confidence. It"s now better known for vibrant cities with great nightlife and attraction. Fashions, fine dining, clubbing, shopping——the U. K. is among the world’s best.
Most people have strong preconceptions about the British. But if you"re one of these people,you’d be wise to abandon those ideas. Vistit a nightclub in one of the big cities，a football match ,or a good local pub and you might more readily describe the English people as humorous and hospitable. It"s certainly true that no other country in the world has more birdwatchres, sports supporters, pet owners and gardeners than the U. K.
Getting around England is pretty easy. Budget airlines like EasyJET and Rynnair f1y domestically. Trains can deliver you very efficiently from one major city to another. Long distance express buses are called coaches. Where coaches and buses run on the same route, coaches are more expensive (though quicker) than buses. London’s famous black cabs are excellent but expensive. Minicabs are cheaper competitors, with freelance drivers. But usually you need to give a call first. London"s underground is called the Tube. It"s very convenient and can get you to almost any part of the city.
The U. K. is not famous for its food. But you still need to know some of the traditional English foods. The most famous must be fish and chips. The fish and chips are deep fried in f1our. English breakfast is something you need to try. It is fried bacon,sausages,fried eggs, black pudding,fried tomatoes,fried bread and baked beans,with toast and a pot of tea. Other things like shepherd"s pie and Yorkshire pudding are also well-known as a part of English food culture.
Pubbing and c1ubbing are the main forms of English nightlife，especially for the young. Pubbing means going to a pub with friends, having drinks, and chatting. Clubbing is different from pubbing and includes going to a pub,or a place of music,or a bar,or any other places to gather with friends. Clubbing can be found everywhere. Usually there is some kind of dress code for c1ubbing,such as no jeans,no sportswear,or smart clubwear,while pubbing is much more casual.
6.The U. K. is a country that is______.
7.The British people are_______.
8.Coaches in the U. K. are_______.
9.Fish and chips are________.
10.The main forms of English nightlife are________.
A.faster but more expensive than buses
B.both ancient and modem
C.humorous and hospitable
D.cheap and efficient
E.traditional and famous
F.pubbing and clubbing
6.解析为从第一段里的这句话：the U. K. is loaded with wonderful icons(标志)of past eras. But it has also modernized with confidence，我们就可以得出英国是一个既古老又现代的国家。
7.解析为在第二段里可以找到答题的依据：you might more readily describe the English people as humorous and hospitable。
8.解析为在第三段讲英国的交通工具时，作者讲到coaches are more expensive (though quicker)than buses，所以应选A：faster but more expensive than buses。
9.解析为第四段里作者讲了英国的食物，人人都知道英国的食物实在没有什么好吃的，但作者在下面两句话里还是提到了英国的传统食品中有点名气的一种，即fish and chips。