In the United States,it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning.If you telephone him early in the day,while he is shaving or having breakfast,the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention.The same meaning is attached to telephone calls made after 11:00.If someone receives a call during sleeping hours,he assumes it’s a matter of life or death.The time chosen for the call communicates its importance.In social life,time plays a very important part.In the guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three or four days before the party date.But it is not true in all countries.In other areas of the world,it may be considered foolish to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week away tend to be forgotten.The meaning of time differs in different parts of the world.Thus,misunderstandings arise between people from different cultures that treat time differently.Promptness is valued highly in American life,for example.If people are not prompt,they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible.In the.no one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour,it would be too impolite.A person who is 5 minutes late,will say a few words of explanation,though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.(260 words)
6.What is the main idea of this passage?__________以下哪项表达了本文的中心思想？
A.It is not customary to telephone someone in the morning and in sleeping hours in the.
B.The role of time in social life over the world.世界各地时间在社会生活中扮演的角色。
C.If people are not prompt,they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible in the.
D.Not every country treats the concept of time as the same.
7.What does it mean in the passage if you call someone during his or her sleeping hours?__________
A.A matter of work.
B.A matter of life or death.这是一件事关生死的大事
C.You want to see him or her.
D.You want to make an appointment with him or her.
8.Which of the following time is proper if you want to make an appointment with your friend?__________
A.at 7:00 am.B.at 4:00 pm.下午4点C.at the midnight.D.at 4:00 am.
9.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?__________
A.In the guests tend to feel they are highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three or four days before the party date.
B.There is no misunderstanding arising between people from different cultures about the concept of time.
C.It may be considered foolish to make an appointment well in advance in the Promptness is valued highly in American life.准时在美国社会是受到高度认可的。
10.From the passage we can safely infer that __________.从本文我们可以得出：
A.it’s a matter of life or death if you call someone in day time
B.the meaning of time differs in different parts of the world世界各地的时间观念是不同的。
C.it makes no difference in the.whether you are early or late for a business party
D.if a person is late for a date,he needn’t make some explanation