Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Music is a very important part of our lives. Music is for dancing, drinking, loving and communicating. Some songs remind us of our childhood or youth. Others remind us of the people we love. Many important occasions, like weddings and funerals have special music. Every nation has a national song like the American "The Star-Spangled Banner". In the US high schools and colleges have school songs, too.
Music is a part of the history of America. It expresses the problems and feelings of its people. As the years pass, the music grows and changes. Modern science has also changed music. Inventions like records, radio, movies, electric instruments, tape recorders and videos have changed the way we play and listen to music. They have helped to make music an important form of international communication
American music, from the earliest folk songs to modern "pop", is known around the world. Music is one of America's most important exports. It brings people together. Even when people cannot understand the same language, they can share the same music. Many people learn and practise English by singing songs. Understanding American music can help you understand American people, their history and culture.
What is true about "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A,B,C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Rivers are one of the world's most important natural resources. Many cities are on large rivers, and (23)……… every country has at least one river that plays an important part in the lives of its people. Besides transportation, rivers (24)……… food, water for crops, water to drink, and opportunities for recreation for people who live a long their banks. And in order to get water for crops, engineers sometimes build a dam (25)……. a river and let the water become a lake behind the dam. Then people can use their water not only to irrigate fields but also to make electricity for homes and industries.
However, the water often becomes (26)…….. when cities on river banks grow in size and the number of industries increases. We are learning that it is necessary to keep rivers clean if we to enjoy the (27)…….of the natural resources
Many cities are on large rivers, and (23)……… every country has at least one river that plays an important part in the lives of its people.