In this part, there are some reading passages followed by 5 questions or unfinished statements each. For each of them there are four answers marked A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best one according to your understanding.
The so-called Americanization phenomenon seems to be a consequence of the recent globalization in our world. If we find American products worldwide, it is also increasingly common to find Asian products in the United States.
Going to any country in Asia nowadays, we are going to see a lot of the American icons 图标 everywhere. A few years ago when I was in Ho-Chi-Min City, formerly known as Saigon, I was completely astonished at the number of billboards advertising products from multinational companies, many of them American. It is unforgettable for me—the vision of the spectacular Coca-Cola billboard on a Ho-Chi-Min Street.
Living in the United Slates now, I am discovering many Asian products in America, from food to movies. In one day in San Francisco, or Seattle, or Houston, we can buy Sisheido cosmetics from Japan at the Galleria Mall, have sushi寿司 and sashimi生鱼片 in one of the many Japanese restaurants in the city, go to the cinema and enjoy the beautiful American-Chinese movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and take home spring rolls from one of the many Chinese restaurants in town.
I understand that a great many people would like to hold hack the globalization process in the world because they think they are losing their own culture, but it is very difficult to stop this process. We can only try to be critical and choose what is best for us to have or to buy.
However, many people think that young people are not free to choose when they are constantly exposed to attractive advertisements that are specially made to capture the youth market. Peaceful protests could be arranged just to help people to think about the situation, but the tendency in our world is that we want globalization, but we don't want to lose our own culture.
16. The Americanization phenomenon is more possible to be the result of ______.
A. the influence of Americanization on the world
B. the influence of the West on the East
C. the globalization in the world
D. American products worldwide
17. What was the author in the passage particularly impressed by?
A. The wonderful American-Chinese movie.
B. The delicious Japanese food in American cities.
C. The high quality of Asian products.
D. The fantastic advertisement for an American product.
18. We can learn from the passage that one of the consequences of globalization that many people worry about is ______.
A. the spread of culture from one country to another
B. the destruction of cultural identities
C. the prevalence of American culture
D. the resistance to globalization worldwide
19. What attitude should we have towards the globalization process?
20. Young people today can't really choose what they should buy because they _______.
A. are influenced by American culture
B. don't know what is suitable for them
C. are critical about everything in the world
D. are faced with too many powerful advertisements