Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage:
"Welcome to the U.S.A.! Major credit cards are accepted!"
By the millions they are coming no longer the tired, the poor, the wretched masses longing for a better living. These are the wealthy. "We don't have a budget," says a biologist from Brazil, as she walks with two companions through New York City's South Street." We just use our credit cards."
The US has long been one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, but this year has been exceptional. First, there was the World Cup, which drew thousands from every corner of the globe; then came the weakening of the US dollar against major currencies. Now the US, still the world's superpower, can also claim to be the world's bargain basement(廉价商品部). Nobody undersells America these days on just about everything, from consumer electronics to fashion clothes to tennis rackets. Bottom retail prices anywhere from 30 % to 70% lower than those in Europe and Asia have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind $ 79 billion in 1994. That's up from $74 billion the year before.
True, not everyone comes just for bargains. There remains an undeniable fascination in the rest of the world with all things American, nourished by Hollywood films and US television series. But shopping the USA is proving irresistible. Every week thousands arrive with empty suitcases ready to be filled; some even rent an additional hotel room to hold their purchases. The buying binge(无节制)has become as important as watching Old Faithful Fountains erupt in Yellowstone Park or sunbathing on a beach in Florida.
The US has come at last to appreciate what other countries learned long ago: the pouring in of foreign tourists may not always be convenient, but it does put money in the bank. And with a trade deficit at about $130 billion and growing for the past 12 months, the US needs all the deposits it can get. Compared with American tourists abroad, visitors to the US stay longer and spend more money at each stop; an average of 12.2 night and $ 1624 a traveler versus the Americans' four nights and $298.
31. From what the Brazilian biologist says, we know that tourists like her ____.
A) are reluctant to carry cash with them
B) simply don' t care how much they spend
C) are not good at planning their expenditure
D) often spend more money than they can afford
32.The reason why 1994 was exceptional is that ____.
A) it saw an unusually large number of tourists to the US
B) it witnessed a drop in the number of tourists to the US
C) tourism was hardly affected by the weakening of the US dollar that year
D) Tourists came to the US for sightseeing rather than for bargains that year
33.By saying " nobody undersells America" (Underlined), the author means that ____.A) no other country underestimates the competitiveness of American productsB) nobody expects the Americans to cut the prices of their commodities
C) nobody restrains the selling of American goods
D) no other country sells at a lower price than America
34.Why does the author assert that all things American are fascinating to foreigners?A) Because they have gained much publicity through the American media
B) Because they represent the world' s latest fashions
C) Because they embody the most sophisticated technology
D)Because they are available at all tourist destinations
35.From the passage we can conclude that the US has come to realize____.
A) the weakening of the US dollar can result in trade deficits
B) the lower the retail prices, the greater in profits
C) tourism can make great contributions to its economy
D) visitors to the US are wealthier than US tourists abroad
31. 【答案】B。【译文】从巴西生物学家所说的话，我们得知像她这样的游客完全不介意他们花多少钱。【试题分析】细节推理型，通过对某一段话的理解，并进行总结和概括。【详细解答】原文第二段提到现在涌入的是富人( These are the wealthy),所以当她说"We don' t have a budget, we just use our credit cards"是指花钱不用做预算，想买就用信用卡，其暗含的意思就是选项B所表达的信息。故本题的正确答案是B。
33.【答案】D。【译文】在文章第三段中，作者说了这样一句话：nobody undersells America，他所暗含的意思是没有哪个国家的物价水平比美国更低。【试题分析】细节推理型，通过对某一段话的理解，并进行总结和概括。【详细解答】在文章的第三段中Now the US, still the world's superpower, can also claim to be the world's bargain basement的中文意思是：美国现在仍是世界上的超级大国，也可以声称是世界上的廉价商品部。所以，nobody undersells America这句话所暗含的意思是：没有哪个国家的物价水平比美国更低。在后文中，作者又提到了美国的零售底价比欧洲低30%，比亚洲低70%。这一事实更证明了这一观点的正确性。故本题的正确答案是D。
34.【答案】A。【译文】作者为什么得出结论：所有的美国货对外国人来说都是非常具有吸引力的?【试题分析】细节推理型，通过对某一段话的理解，并进行总结和概括。【详细解答】文章的第四段第二句话There remains an undeniable fascination in the rest of the world with all things American, nourished by Hollywood films and US television series. But shopping the USA is proving irresistible.说明媒体使人们对美国货产生迷恋。在四个选项中，只有选项A与这句话在观点上是一致的。故本题的正确答案是A。