Chinese Dinner TableOf course, the main difference on the Ch..
Chinese Dinner Table
Of course, the main difference on the Chinese dinner table is chopsticks instead of knife and fork, but that’s only superficial. Besides, in decent restaurants, you can always ask for a pair of knife and fork, if you find the chopsticks not helpful enough. The real difference is that in the West, you have your own plate of food, while in China the dishes are placed on the table and everyone shares. If you are being treated to a formal dinner and particularly if the host thinks you’re in the country for the first time, he will do the best to give you a taste of many different types of dishes.
The meal usually begins with a set of at least four cold dishes, to be followed by the main courses of hot meat and vegetable dishes. Soup then will be served (unless in Guangdong style restaurants) to be followed by staple food ranging from rice, noodles to dumplings. If you wish to have your rice to go with other dishes, you should say so in good time, for most of the Chinese choose to have the staple food at last or have none of them at all.
Perhaps one of the things that surprise a western visitor most is that some of the Chinese hosts like to put food into the plates of their guests. In formal dinners, there are always “public” chopsticks and spoons for this purpose, but some hosts may use their own chopsticks. This is a sign of genuine friendship and politeness. It is always polite to eat the food. If you do not eat it, just leave the food in the plate.
People in China tend to over-order food, for they will find it embarrassing if all the food is consumed. When you have had enough, just say so. Or you will always overeat!
小题1:The real difference on dinner table between China and West is that___________.A．You’re treated to a formal dinner for the first time.B．On Chinese dinner table, chopsticks replace knife and fork.C．The host will do the best to give you a taste of many different types of dishes.D．You have your own plate of food in West while in China everyone shares the dishes.小题2:If you have a dinner in a Chinese home, in which order will the food be served?
a. serving soup.
b.a set of four cold dishes.
c. staple food such as rice, noodle or dumplings.
d. the main courses of hot meat and vegetable dishes.A．badcB．cabdC．bdac D．cdab小题3:The “public chopsticks and spoons” are used to ______.A．taste different dishesB．consume the food in the plateC．show the friendship and politenessD．put food into the plates of their guests小题4:According to the message, the author’s attitude towards Chinese dinner table is______A．criticalB．objectiveC．negativeD．positive
小题1:细节题：从文章第一段的句子：The real difference is that in the West, you have your own plate of food, while in China the dishes are placed on the table and everyone shares.可知中国和西方的餐桌的真正的不同是在西方你有自己盘子，而在中国大家共用盘子，选D
小题2:细节题：从文章第二段的句子：可知在中国吃饭的时候，上菜的顺序是：b.a set of four cold dishes.冷菜，d. the main courses of hot meat and vegetable dishes.主热菜，蔬菜， c. staple food such as rice, noodle or dumplings.主食， a. serving soup.汤，选C
小题3:细节题：从文章第三段的句子：Perhaps one of the things that surprise a western visitor most is that some of the Chinese hosts like to put food into the plates of their guests. In formal dinners, there are always “public” chopsticks and spoons for this purpose,可知“公用的筷子和勺子被用在把食物放在客人的盘子里面，选D