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What are the things that first come to your mind when you think of the UK? Are they nonstop rain, polite manners, boring food and tea drinking?

Some of the UK’s national stereotypes are true, a new survey has found. For example, British people do have a tendency to drink lots of tea.

The research polled (调查) 1,402 foreigners living in the UK on their opinions about the British way of life. Unsurprisingly, the majority of them, almost 70 percent, said they enjoyed living in the country – good manners, especially UK people’s extraordinary ability to queue, are the main reasons for foreigners’ appreciation. More than one-third said they liked British people’s restrained (克制的) approach to emotion.

However, there are aspects of British culture that are frowned upon. The heavy alcohol drinking culture ranked as the least favorite trait (特色), followed by the British sense of humor and the country’s bad weather.

It may not be too hard to understand why heavy drinking and bad weather are unpopular, but what’s wrong with the British sense of humor?

British humor is known for being dry and satirical (讽刺的), so it is generally more negative. When it comes to making the British laugh, there is nothing more effective than a socially inappropriate (不恰当的) joke, noted the BBC. “Britons are more comfortable with life’s losers,” wrote English actor Ricky Gervais in an article published in Time magazine.

“The majority of nationalities have stereotypes fitted around them and Britons don’t escape this,” said Liam Clifford, the founder of Global Visas, the website that conducted the research. “People probably come here with a stereotype-based preconception (先入之见) of what to expect. It’s good to see from our survey, though, that, in the majority of cases, this reputation is actually enhanced upon living here.”

1. What is the author’s main purpose in writing the article?

A. To argue that people shouldn’t believe stereotypes about countries.

B. To list common stereotypes about the UK.

C. To fight common misunderstandings about the UK

D. To share the findings of a new survey of foreigners’ opinions about the UK.

2. According to the article, British humor ______.

A. mainly targets the lives of poor people

B. makes people feel that they are surrounded by losers

C. is not well-received by some foreigners living in the UK

D. is not well-understood even by foreigners who have lived in the UK for many years

3. The underlined word “enhanced” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.

A. doubted      B. strengthened      C. appreciated      D. changed

4. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the article?

A. Not many countries have stereotypes, unlike the UK.

B. Most foreigners living in the UK appreciate locals’ way of handling emotions.

C. Not all stereotypes that foreigners hold about UK are necessarily wrong.

D. The terrible weather is what most foreigners dislike about living in the UK.

 

 

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