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    Gestures aren't the only area in which the unwary traveler can get tripped up. Foreign cultures adhere to different business customs and behavior. For example, Caffeine junkies should restrain themselves in the Middle East. "Three cups of tea or coffee is usually the polite limit in offices and during social calls," counsels "Travel Pak," a free publication of Alia, the Royal Jordanian Airline. "Butif your host keeps going, you also may continue sipping. If you're had your fill, give your empty cup a quick twist a sort of wiggle--as you hand it back.That means "No more, thank you."
    Middle East visitors also should not be surprised "if others barge right into the office in the middle of your conversation with the person you are seeing," notes "Travel Pak." An old Arab custom calls for keeping an "open office." The British, however,consider it impolite to interrupt a visitor, even after all business has been transacted. The commercial caller is expected to be sensitive to this point,know when to stop, and initiate his or her own departure. In Japan certain guests at evening business gatherings will leave early. They should be allowed to leave without effusive goodbyes. The Japanese consider formal departures to be disruptive in such cases and disturbing to remaining guests. In Scandinavia and Finland business guests may be asked to shed their clothes and join their hosts in a sauna.
    The invitation is a sign that a good working relationship has been established. In the Arab world, the word"no" must be mentioned three times before it is accepted. In contrast, it is considered good business manners to make many and long efforts to pick up the check. In the People' s Republic of China, gift giving is considered an insult, says Patrick J. Lewis, President of Club Universe, a Los Angeles tour operator. "If you want to give someone a gift, make sure it's modest in value. This will not be considered offensive. but it may be declined," The Chinese manner of expressing friendship and welcome is to clap. Lewis adds. "You may be greeted with clapping when entering a factory,hospital, commune, or school. Politeness dictates that you respond with applause, even though it may seem like you're clapping for yourself."

1.[单选题]Which of the following statement is NOT true according to the passage?
  • A.Uninvited visitors are welcome in Middle Eastern office.
  • B.In Britain, business visitors can stay as long as they like.
  • C.In China, people may greet a foreigner's entering a school with clapping.
  • D.In the Arab world, saying "No"for 3 times until it is accepted.
  • 解题思路:细节题。由短文第二段开头Middle East visitors also should not be surprised…for keeping an“open of rice.”可知选项A正确;由You may be greeted with clapping when entering a factory,hospital,commune,or school.可知选项C正确;由In the Arab world,the word“no”must be mentioned three times before it is accepted.可知选项D正确。选项B与原文中表述The commercial caller is expected to be sensitive to this point,know when to stop,and initiate his or her own departure.不相符,故选B。  
2.[单选题]In Finland, business guests may________.
  • A.take flowers to the host
  • B.send an expensive gift to the host
  • C.have a swimming or sauna with the host
  • D.present a business card
  • 解题思路:细节题。短文第二段最后指出In Finland business guests maybe asked to shed their clothes and join their hosts in a sauna.即在芬兰.商务客人会被要求脱掉衣服与主人一起洗桑拿。故选项C正确。
3.[单选题]In China, a gift to the host means________.
  • A.an attempt to praise the host
  • B.a modest manner
  • C.a response of applause
  • D.offended action to the host's dignity
  • 解题思路:细节题。短文第三段指出In me People’s Republic of China,gift giving is considered an insult,即在中国,送礼会被认为是一种侮辱。故选项D正确。
4.[单选题]In the Middle East, it is considered ________.
  • A.impolite to drink at least 3 cups of coffee
  • B.impolite to drink more than 3 cups of coffee unless your host drinks more
  • C.polite to ask the host to give you as more as he can
  • D.polite to leave a party as early as you want
  • 解题思路:细节题。短文第一段指出:《巴基斯坦之行》中有一条建议是Three cups of tea or coffee is usually the polite limit in officesand during social calls.即三杯茶或咖啡是在办公室或社交拜访活动时的有礼貌的限度。故选项B正确。
5.[单选题]In Japan, the guest at an evening party will ________.
  • A.leave early without saying goodbyes
  • B.stay as long as he can
  • C.stay to have a swimming with the host
  • D.present his business cards immediately
  • 解题思路:细节题。短文第二段指出In Japan certain guests at evening business gatherings will leave early.They should be allowed to leave without effusive goodbyes.意为在日本,一些客人会在晚间的聚会上提前离开,并且不用说再见。故选项A正确。
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  • 参考答案:B,C,D,B,A