Customs of the World
If you travel around the world, you will be surprised to find just how different the foreign customs can be from your own.
A visitor to India would do well to remember that people there （51） it impolite to use the left hand for passing food at table. The left hand is supposed to be （52） for washing yourself. Also in India, you might （53） a man apparently shaking his head at another and assume that he is disagreeing. But in many （54） of India a shake of the head is a gesture that shows agreement or acceptance. Nodding your head when you are offered a drink in Bulgaria is likely to leave you thirsty. In that country you （55） your head to indicate "yes" - a nod indicates "no". The Arabs are （56） for their hospitality （好客）. At a meal in the Arabic countries, you will find that any drinking vessel （器皿） is filled again （57） again as soon as you drain it. The way to （58） that you have had enough is to take the cup or glass in （59） hand and give it a little shake from side to side or place your hand over the top.
In Europe it is quite usual to （60） your legs when sitting talking to someone, even at an important meeting. Doing this when meeting an important person in Thailand, however, could （61） him or her unhappy. It is considered too informal an attitude （62） such an occasion. Also when in Thailand you are （63） supposed to touch the head of an adult - it's just not done. In Japan, it is quite usual for （64） to plan evening entertainment for themselves and leave their wives at home. In Europe such attitudes are disappearing.
Customs vary from country to （65）. Visitors may be at a loss as to what to do in a foreign environment. In such circumstances, the rule is: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
51 A achieve B consider C test D help
52 A noticed B used C bought D caused
53 A hear B hope C miss D see
54 A countries B people C parts D hills
55 A nod B beat C shake D touch
56 A interested B terrible C careful D famous
57 A and B till C also D still
58 A discuss B turn C indicate D forget
59 A my B its C our D your
60 A cross B put C take D hurt
61 A pay B stop C make D point
62 A outside B below C along D for
63 A not B nor C none D no
64 A men B women C boys D girls
65 A area B place C country D space
51. B 52. D 53. D 54. C 55. C
56. D 57. A 58. C 59. D 60. A
61. C 62. D 63. A 64. A 65. C