Living in Brazil (巴西）and Switzerland
Moving to a different city may seem difficult.You have to change schools and get used to your new home. But you can always goback to that city to visit. When you move to another country, things aredifferent. However, difficult as it may be, the experience can be rewarding.
Mydad, a Brazilian, is really funny and can make friends quickly. My mom, aSwiss, is usually quiet and a bit shy. She likes to be organized， But my dad never makes plans. She enjoys stayinghome, but my dad always wants to go out. Swiss and Brazilian一what a mix!
Aftermy parents got married, they moved to Switzerland. There they had my brotherand me. When I was two, we moved to Brazil. During my childhood we visitedSwitzerland every year.
Manypeople ask me where I prefer to live: Brazil or Switzerland. It's really hardto answer because I love both countries. Brazil is a big country with manystates and people. There are multiple dialects and many types of foods. Peoplehere have beautiful smiles and are always happy, even if they are poor. In thesouth the climate is cool, but in the north It's hot and humid.
Switzerland,on the other hand, is small but beautiful and clean. There are four languagesin that tiny country. People there are very different from Brazilians: they arewealthy, independent, and organized. The food is delicious, and of course, thefamous Swiss chocolate is great, and the climate is dry and cool.
Ilove both countries. In Switzerland, it's pleasant, calm, and peacefuleverywhere. I enjoyed my stay there very much. But now I am happy here inBrazil. I feel excited and at home.
11.The author's parents___.
A.share similar interests B. havedifferent jobs
C. have different personalities D.enjoy reading books
12. When the author was a child, the family usedto___.
A.have many good friends B. movebetween the two countries
C.speak two dialects D.visit Brazil from time to time
13. The author thinks Brazilians are___.
A.organized B. independent C. indifferent D. optimistic
14.According to the text, Switzerland___.
A isfamous for its chocolate B.has many big cities
C.has a lot in common with Brazil D.is hot and humid
15.According to the author, living in two different cultures is a(n)___.
A.appealing idea B. difficultdecision
C.expensive choice D. pleasant experience
11.C 12.B 13.D 14.A 15.C