The British Museum
Although many parts of Asia have long been connected through trade along Silk Road and shared religious systems, there are strong regional differences. In addition to various languages, Asia has developed its cultural networks, patterns of government, technology and styles of artistic representation.
The diverse cultural life of Africa has been expressed through everyday cooking objects and unique works of art since ancient times. The Museum’s collection of over 200,000 African items includes archaeological and contemporary material from across the continent.
The Iron Age was a time of big change for the people of Britain and Europe. Iron replaced bronze as the material used to make tools and weapons, while religion art, daily life, economics and politics changed greatly.
Admission and opening times
The Museum is free and open daily 10:00-17:30 except Friday, and is open until 20:30 on Fridays, except Good Friday. The Museum is open every day except for 24,25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Monday-Thursday 10:00-17:30 Friday 10:00-20:00
Saturday 10:30-17:30 Sunday 10:00-17:30
Monday-Thursday 09:30-17:30 Friday 09:30-20:00
Saturday 09:30-17:30 Sunday 10:00-17:30
Nearest underground stations:
Tottenham Court Road(500m) Holborn(500m)
Russell Square(800m) Goodge Street(800m)
Buses that stop near the Museum:1,8,19,X25,38,55,98,242
The Museum lies within the Congestion(拥堵)Charge Zone. There is little on-street parking nearby. The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square. There is limited parking in the Museum’s open space for disabled visitors only.
1.In the museum, you may not see items from .
A. Asia B. Africa C. Europe D. America
2.If you want to buy artists ’works of the Iron Age, you may go to the Museum at .
A.20:15 Friday, July 11
B.14:45 Saturday, January 1
C.18:00 Wednesday, February 14
D.10:30 Sunday, December 28
3.Which is TRUE according to the passage?
A. It is not convenient to drive cars to the Museum.
B. The No.55 bus stop is the nearest to the Museum.
C. It is 500 meters from Russell Square to the Museum.
D. The old can park their cars in the Museum’s open area.
According to the Global Times, it is reported that two online videos showing children telling their parents “I love you”have gone viral in China. The first,filmed by an Anhui TV station,shows a number of college students telling their parents they love them. The responses are mixed.“Are you drunk?”asked one parent.In another similar video,shot by a Shanxi TV station,a father responded even less patiently —“I am going to a meeting,so cut the crap.”
Why don’t Chinese families use those words?Theories revolve around the nature of Confucian teaching.“The parents’responses show that many Chinese are not good at expressing positive emotions,”Xia Xueluan,a sociologist from Peniversity,told the Global Times.“They are used to educating children with negative language.”
This isn’t the first time that China has done some soul-searching about familial love—last year China Daily asked a cross-section of people if they said “I love you”to their parents,spouses,and children.“I have never said ‘I love you’to my family,and I don’t think I will in the future,”one 56-year-old told the paper.“Saying it aloud is embarrassing for me.”
Still,that doesn’t mean that love can’t be expressed.In a separate article,China Daily spoke to Zhao Mengmeng,a 31-year-old woman who said she had never told her father she loved him face-to-face (“I find it a bit odd”).Sometimes actions speader than words.Zhao gave her father a photo album featuring photographs of them together on almost every one of her birthdays in June 2012.The pictures went viral online,being forwarded hundreds of thousands of times on Weibo.
“I didn’t sleep the night I heard about it,”her father told China Daily after the story attracted mainstream attention.“I have now memorized some of the comments on the collection of pictures.”
4.What can we infer from the text?
A.It is not direct for Chinese families to say “I love you”.
B.Chinese parents are too proud to express “I love you”.
C.Chinese parents are good at expressing positive emotions.
D.Young parents in China are willing to express “I love you”.
5.Why don’t Chinese parents express “I love you”to their children?
A.Because they can’t express it.
B.Because they are not in the habit of expressing so.
C.Because they thinnnecessary.