Use of English
Vocabulary and Structure
--- Why don’t you travel to New York on vacation? --- __________ .
A.I don’t want to go
B.Excuse me, because I can’t
C.I want to, but I haven’t got enough money
D.Because I’m going to school today
--- Would you like to go fishing with us now? --- __________ .
A.No, I don’t like
B.It sounds interesting but I have lots of homework to do
C.I won’t tell you
D.Oh, it is well
--- Could I speak to John Harris, please --- __________ .
A.Oh, how are you
--- Congratulations! You won the first prize in today’s speech contest. --- __________ .
A.Yes, I beat the others
B.No, no, I didn’t do it well
D.It’s a pleasure
--- Can I have a look at your passport? --- __________ .
A.It is here
B.Here is it
C.Here you are
D.No, you can’t
Children in the United States are exposed to many influences other than of their families. Television is the most significant of these influences, because the habit of watching television usually begins before children start attending school. Parents are concerned about the lack of quality in television programs for children. The degree of violence in many of these shows also worries them. Studies indicate that, when children are exposed to violence, they many become aggressive or insecure. Parents are also concerned about the commercials during programs for children. And some parents feel that these shows should not have any commercials at all because young minds are not mature enough to deal with the claims made by advertisers. Educational television has no commercials and has programs for children that many parents approve of. The most famous of these is Sesame Street, which tries to give preschool children a head start in learning the alphabet(字母) and numbers. It also tries to teach children useful things about the world in which they live. Even though most parents and educators give Sesame Street and shows like it high marks for quality, some critics argue that all television, whether educational or not, is harmful to children. These critics feel that the habit of watching hours of television every day turns children into bored and passive(被动的) consumers of their world rather than encouraging them to become active explorers of it. Which of the following statements is NOT based on the passage?
A. Parents are worried about the influence from television on their children
B. Television has much influence on children
C. Both parents and their children like watching educational television
D. Some critics think that television is no good for children
In what ways do children suffer from television?
A.They become the victims of social violence
B.They spend hours watching television instead of doing school work
C.The programs make the children lose interest in the world
D.The programs make the children spend too much of their parents’ money
Parents would not like their children to see commercials because __________ .
A.they think that their children are not old enough to handle advertising
B.commercials teach children alphabet and numbers
C.commercials help to sell products
D.they don’t like commercials
Educational television is widely appreciated because __________ .
A.it does have the same commercials as others
B.it offers programs for both children and their parents
C.many parents like the programs it offers for their children
D.children can learn some school subjects before they go to school
Which of the following can best serve as the title of the passage?
A.Watching Too Much Television May Be Harmful to Young Minds
B.Television Is More Harmful than Educational
C.Television’s Influence on Children
D.More Education Television