Interesting Exhibitions Held in Four Different Museums
◆ Name: The British Museum
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
This exhibition aims to show the mysteries of mummification（干尸化）. From a king’s daughter to a temple doorkeeper, the displays explore the identities of eight people, using their bodies to discover clues about how they lived. By using new methods, such as CT scanning and 3D visualization, the British Museum has been able to build up a picture of life in the Nile valley over 4,000 years.
◆ Name: The Fashion and Textile Museum
Opening hours: daily 11 a.m.—5:30p.m.
Price: ￡8.80 adults, ￡5.50 students
This Fashion and Textile Museum is housing the first-ever exhibition on classic Mexican shawl(披肩), which became famous in the 20th century. Mexican artists, photographers and fashion and textile designers will be exhibiting their colorful works there.
◆ Name: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Opening hours: Mon, Thur., Sat, Sun, 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.—10 p.m.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has dug out some of their most charming wedding dresses to record their history during the past two centuries. White wedding dresses were made popular by Queen Victoria in the nineteenth century. See beautiful wedding dresses made by famous designers.
◆ Name: The Science Museum
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
This four-day festival displays the latest exciting gadgets(小机械) and introduces their inventors. Visitors can explore electronics(电子产品), build robots, get hands-on with new technologies and have a go at 3D printing. There will be displays taking place throughout the festival, which is suitable for anyone aged ten and over.
1. Which number would you call if you’re interested in exploring history with modern technology?
A. 020-7323-8000. B. 020-7407-8664.
C. 020-7907-7073. D. 0870-870-4868.
2. Which museum can you visit if you are free at 8 p.m. on Friday?
A. The Fashion and textile Museum. B. The Victoria and Albert Museum.
C. The Science Museum. D. The British Museum.
3. What can we learn about the Science Museum?
A. It displays CT scanning technology.
B. The exhibition will last a week.
C. More information can be found at www.vam.ac.uk.
D. Visitors themselves can try new technologies.
【答案】1. A 2. B 3. D
2. 细节理解题。根据第三个广告Opening hours: Mon, Thur., Sat, Sun, 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m.; Fri. 10a.m.—10 p.m.可知，维多利亚和阿尔伯特博物馆在周五晚上一直开到10点，而且是免费的。故选B。
3. 细节理解题。根据最后一个广告Visitors can explore electronics（电子产品）, build robots, get hands-on with new technologies and have a go at 3D printing.可知，参观者可以探索电子产品、制造机器人、亲自动手使用新科技还可以使用3D打印机。故选D。
Many years ago, when we first went to Canada, we were driving through Montana to Colorado with our two children. We thought we would find a motel（汽车旅馆）on the way and had not made a booking. As it was getting late, we started looking for a motel, only to find that all were booked.
Finally, around 9 p.m., we stopped at a gas station to fill up on gas. My husband asked for a phone book and told the woman at the counter that we were trying to find a motel. He tried for 15 minutes. When he was unsuccessful, the woman, Linda, said she and her family lived nearby and would be happy if we spent the night at her home.
My husband was stunned at her offer. She called her son to direct us, since she had to stay at the gas station till midnight.
When we reached their home, her husband greeted us. He toot two sleeping bags for the children. He invited us to have coffee and chat while we waited for his wife. When she came back, we asked if we could slip away in the morning so as not to disturb them. They said we were now guests and we would have to have breakfast with them.