It’s not polite to arrive at a dinner more than 15 to 20 minutes late. The host or hostess usually waits for all the ___1___ to arrive before serving the meal. If someone is late, the food may be spoiled(变味), and ___2___ may the host or hostess’ spirits. If you have to be ___3___ call and tell them to start ___4___ you.
It’s even worse to be early! The host or hostess will probably not be ___5___. If you are early, drive or walk around the block a few times, or just sit in your car until the right time.
Though it’s often ___6___ to arrive at a party on time, on the other hand, the host or hostess ___7___ guests to arrive and leave between certain times, so you can ___8___ at any time between the times he or she gives you.
It’s nice to bring an empty stomach, but it’s even nicer to bring ___9___ present. The present should not cost a lot, or you might make the host or hostess ___10___. Flowers, wine, or a box of candy will be fine. ___11___ bring money as a present. In an introduction, the ___12___ of a name is: (1) the given name; (2) the family name. In other ___13___, the given name comes ___14___. It’s important not only to learn and remember ___15___, but to repeat them often in conversation. After the introduction, we usually call friends by their ___16___ names. Older people may want you to call them by their titles and family names, such as “Mrs Smith”, “Mr Johnson”, “Dr. Brown”.
A maiden(闺女) name is a ___17___ family name at birth. In the United States and Canada, after a woman ___18___, she takes the family name of her ___19___ in place of her maiden name. It is now becoming common, however, for women to ___20___ their maiden names after they get married.
1. A. guests B. visitors C. customs D. passengers
2. A. or B. so C. but D. yet
3. A. tired B. hungry C. late D. early
4. A. without B. for C. with D. after
5. A. awake B. ready C. up D. friendly
6. A. useless B. impossible C. unable D. important
7. A. forces B. invites C. begs D. orders
8. A. play B. fly C. arrive D. start
9. A. a big B. a small C. a good D. an expensive
10. A. pleased B. satisfied C. interested D. uneasy
11. A. Never B. Always C. Do D. Be sure to
12. A. spelling B. calling C. order D. pronunciation
13. A. words B. letters C. idioms D. sentences
14. A. last B. first C. finally D. in the middle
15. A. expressions B. appearances C. names D. addresses
16. A. given B. family C. middle D. pen
17. A. gentleman’s B. boy’s C. woman’s D. man’s
18. A. works B. marries C. bears D. dies
19. A. husband B. mother C. father D. sister
20. A. stop B. give up C. keep D. find