Stone Hill Mall
Stone Hill Mall has fewer large department stores than most malls but, instead, features more than 100 small specialty shops, while the few that are not used yet will be filled as soon as the mall's owners find proprietors （业主） who fit the mall's image.
One thing that makes Stone Hill Mall popular was that all of the stores remain open from 9 a.m. until 10 p. m., Monday through Friday. This favourable start has certainly been advantageous thanks to such features as its being the only shopping centre in the area to provide free baby-sitting for children from two to eight years old and its offering restaurants to suit every pocket, with the possible exception of the highly budget-conscious. Furthermore, as far as movie entertainment is concerned, Stone Hill Mall tops Westgate Mall, which looked very impressive when it opened last year, with three separate cinemas.
Besides, the air-conditioning system makes sure a comfortable inside temperature of 25 degrees centigrade no matter what the weather is like outside, and in addition to its three beautiful fountains, the mall has a quiet garden area with comfortable benches and chairs for shoppers who have become tired.
One complaint about Stone Hill Mall is that it is located outside the city, but there is a regular bus service between the mall and the city centre. A further complaint might be that, although the mall is surrounded by trees to match it with the scenery, it will be some years before these can effectively make the main buildings and the vast parking lot a part of the area around.
36 Stone Hill Mall is different from other malls because it has
A more large department stores.
B more empty space to rent.
C many shops selling special goods.
D shops selling expensive goods.
37 Stone Hill Mall is popular with shoppers mainly because of its
A long business hours.
B attractive restaurants.
C children's stores.
D entertainment facilities
38 What makes Stone Hill Mail a more favourable shopping place is
A the prices in the shops.
B the weather in the area.
C the childcare facilities.
D the conditions inside the mall.
39 It is implied in the passage that the writer takes a（n） attitude towards the mall.
40 The main purpose of the passage is to
A compare Stone Hill Mall with other shopping centers
B introduce the unique features of the mall.
C discuss its strengths and weaknesses,
D draw attention to the inadequacies of shopping centers.
36. C 37. A 38. D 39. A 40. C