Ⅲ。 Proofreading and Error Correction 10%
Directions: There is one passage in this part. The passage contains no more than TEN errors. Each indicated line contains a maximum of ONE error. In each case, only ONE word is involved. You should proofread the passage and correct it.
Traveling to every part of the world gets easier, but how good do we know1.
and understand each other. Heres a simple test. Imagine you are planning to hold a meeting at four oclock. Which time should you expect your foreign business friends to arrive?
If they are Germans, theyll arrive in time.3.
If they are Americans, theyll probably be 15 minutes early. If they are Englishmen, theyll be 15 minutes late, and you should allow to an hour for the Italians.4.
The British seemed to think since the English language was wide used5.
in the world, people would always understand what they do. Therefore,6.
they found they were completely wrong. For example, the British are happy to have a business lunch and discuss business matters and have a drink during the meal. The Japanese prefer not to work while eat. Lunch is a time for them to relax and get to know each other and they7.
dont drink at lunchtime.8.
The Germans like to talk business before dinner. The French like to eat at first and 9.
talk afterwards. They have to be well feed and watered before they discuss anything.10.