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阅读理解Animportantquestionabouteatingoutiswhopaysforthemeal.Ifafriendofyoursasksyoutohavelunchwithhimyoumaysaysomethinglikethis“I’mafraidit’llhavetobesomeplacecheapasIhaveverylittlemoney.

2019-03-14

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An important question about eating out is who pays for the meal. If a friend of yours asks you to have lunch with him you may say something like this “I’m afraid it’ll have to be someplace cheap as I have very little money." The other person may say “OK I’ll meet you at McDonald’s."

  This means that the two agree to go Dutch that is each person pays for himself. He may also say “Oh no. I want to take you to lunch at Smith’s " or“I want you to try the Chinese dumplings there. They’re great." This means the person wants to pay for both of you. If you feel friendly towards this person you can go with him and you needn’t pay for the meal. You may just say “Thank you. That would be very nice."

  American customs1 about who pays for dates2 are much the same as in other parts of the world. In the old days American women wanted men to pay for all the meals. But today a university3 girl or a woman in business  world will usually pay her way during the day. If a man asks her for a dance outside the working hours it means  “Come as my guest4.” So as you can see it is a polite thing to make the question clear at the very beginning.

1.The passage tells us   .

 A.how to eat out     B.where to eat out

 C.what to eat out    D.who pays for the meal

2.If you have little money    .

 A.you’ll have a cheap meal   B.you’ll borrow some from others

 C.you’ll ask your friend to pay for your meal

 D.you won’t want your friends to ask you to dinner

3.“Go Dutch" in this passage means   .

 A.去饭馆   B.就餐  C.订餐  D.各自付款

4.Sometimes your friend takes you to lunch. It means   .

 A.he’s going to lend some money to you

 B.he’s going to pay for your meal too

 C.he’ll be angry with you

 D.he can’t understand you

5.In America some girls and women   now.

 A.ask men to pay for their meals

 B.try to pay for the men’s meals

 C.try to pay for their own meals

 D.never have anything outside

优质解答


1D  2A  3D  4B  5C