Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by 5 questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B,
C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single bar through the center of the letter.
Third culture kid is a term in English that is used to describe children who have grown up in a different culture to that of their parents. There are great things about experiencing such a unique childhood. Third culture kids can also face many challenges.
I was born in England, to English parents. When I was two years old my dad got a new job in Poland. Since then I have lived in four other countries around the world. Although I have a British passport，I sometimes don’t feel very English at all!
One of the best things about moving around a lot when 1 was younger experiencing many diverse cultures and countries. I was able to try different foods, learn different languages, experience different traditions and meet people from different backgrounds. I am also lucky to have friends all over the world that 1 keep in regular contact with.
However, it wasn't always easy. It often felt like I had only just settled in to the new school city and culture before my parents told me we were moving again. Leaving my friends behind was damaging as a child. I have lost touch with many people 1 was very close to because one of us moved country. It was also very disorientating to have an English passport, but not feel very English at all. Because 1 had no access to English culture, returning 4home, often felt like visiting a foreign country. Happily, now l feel more at home in England—although the question, “where are you from?” still confuses me!
26. A third culture kid may have a .
A. dull experience B. special childhood
C. strong accent D. traditional lifestyle
27. The author doesn't feel very English because he .
A. does not have a British passport
B. was not born in England
C. spent more time in other countries
D. has many foreign friends
28. The author experienced different traditions by the following EXCEPT .
A. trying foods of other countries
B. moving around a lot
C. doing different jobs
D. making international friends
29. The author found it not always easy to .
A. make new friends B. find a new school
C. have new teachers D. adapt to new situations
30.The word “disorientating” (Para. 4) probably means .
A. exciting B. confusing C. surprising D. frightening