It has been reported that in colleges across the United States,the daytime serial drama known as the soap opera has suddenly become“in”.Between the hours of 11 a.m.and 4:30 p.m.,college television lounges are filled with soap opera fans who can’t wait to see the next episode in the lives of their favorite characters.
Actually,soaps are more than a college favorite;they’re a youth favorite.When school is out,high-school students are in front of their TV sets.One young working woman admitted that she turned down a higher paying job rather than give up watching her favorite serials.During the 1960’s,it was uncommon for young people to watch soap operas.The mood of the sixties was very different from now.It was a time of seriousness,and talk was about social issues of great importance.
Now,seriousness has been replaced by fun.Young people want to be happy.It may seem strange that they should turn to soap opera,which is known for showing trouble in people’s lives.But soap opera is enjoyment.Young people can identify with the soap opera character,who,like the college-age viewer,is looking for happy love,and probably not finding it.And soap opera gives young people a chance to feel close to people without having to bear any responsibility for their problems.
11.What is soap opera?什么是肥皂剧？
A.Plays based on science fiction stories.
B.Plays based on non-fiction stories.
C.The daytime serial dramas on TV.白天的电视系列剧。
D.Popular documentary films on TV.
12.What can be the best title of the passage?这篇文章的最佳题目是什么？
A.College student viewers.B.Favorite TV serials.
C.Soap opera fans.肥皂剧迷D.College-age viewers.
13.Which is NOT the reason why the soap opera has suddenly become“in”among American young people?
A.Because the viewers want to be happy and to enjoy themselves.
B.Because the soap opera makes young people feel close to their people.
C.Because the viewers can find themselves in the soap opera characters.
D.Because the young people have to bear the responsibilities for their troubles.
14.What can we learn from the passage?这篇文章让我们知道了什么？
A.College students like soap operas more than any other social groups.
B.Young people of sixties like soap operas more than people today.
C.Young viewers have turned themselves from the seriousness of sixties to enjoyment now.
D.The young as a whole are trying to look for happy love but in vain.
15.What message does the author want to convey to us?作者想向我们表达什么信息？
A.The people’s favorites to drama works have been changed for a long time.
B.The people’s favorites to drama works change along with the times.
C.The people’s favorites to drama works is changed by the soap opera.
D.The people’s favorites have changed the drama works.