The Pop Music Festival
Thousands of young people visiting the Isle of Wight for the pop music festival are finding that they have themselves become a tourist attraction. Family men driving past the festival site in family cars stop to let the children “see the hippies”.
In their view anybody with a rucksack and long hair is a hippy. One can almost imagine the children being ordered not to open the doors. At Yarmouth an elderly woman is supposed to have jumped into a stranger’s car and asked for a lift because she was afraid of the hairy youngsters. It would not be fair to say that the whole island regards all young people attending the festival as creatures from another world, but there is enough evidence(证据) of a gap between the pop culture which this week’s event represents and the attitude of many of the island’s usual visitors.
Yet on the 200-acre festival site(位置，场所) the show is being put together efficiently. Supplies of food are being brought in ahead of time to cope(应付) with the numbers of hungry people who are expected to arrive. A huge tent has been set up to store tons of tinned food, fruit and vegetables. Trucks loaded with country produce give part of the site the appearance of a vegetable market. In case of trouble, extra police are being called in from the mainland. Hundreds of tents have been put up, and some small houses made of straw and plastic materials as well.
Behind the site the East Afton hills rise pleasantly before dropping to the sea. The hills belong to the National Trust and have been fenced off to prevent too many visitors from camping on National Trust prop property and, incidentally, getting a free seat for the concerts.
The “White Panther” revolutionary movement, which has attacked the festival as “an obvious example of capitalist interests seeking to exploit the people’s music”, has pointed out that the concerts can be listened to from the hills. But most people seem happy enough to pay to go in. They have to do so only on the third day. As a gesture of good-will the organizers have decided not to charge for admission on the first and second days. Less well-known groups and artists will perform during this warming-up period. But obviously the organizers who have spent $ 500, 000 on the open-air festival hope to make a profit(利润); and with about 40, 000 fans already present, and perhaps another 200, 000 on the way, no doubt they will, unless the weather lets them down.
1. Young people going to the pop music festival have found that they themselves have become a tourist attraction because ________.
A. people are interested in the way they are dressed
B. people want to see hippies
C. people are curious about their hair-style
D. all of the above
2. The warming-up period refers to _______.
A. the first and second days when admission is free
B. the first few days when the Island is most crowded
C. the open ceremony(典礼) of the pop festival
D. the days when people can enjoy free food
3. East Afton hills are fenced off _______.
A. to allow for small houses
B. to limit the number of visitors
C. to prevent visitors from camping there
D. so that more people can come to join in
4. The organizers of the pop music festival _______.
A. can make no profit
B. can become millionaires
C. can jump to great fame
D. can make a profit of far more than 500,000
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1. D。事实细节题。根据family men driving last festival in the family sit in the family cars stop to let the children see the hippies和in their view anybody with a rucksack and long hair is a hippy可知答案为D。
2. A。事实细节题。根据As a gesture of good-will the organizers have decided not to charge for admission on the first and second days. Less well-known groups and artists will perform during the warming-up period可知答案为A。
3. C。事实细节题。根据The hills belong to the National Trust and have been fenced off to prevent too many visitors from camping 可知答案为C。
4. D。事实细节题。根据But obviously the organizers who have spent 500,000 on the open-air festival hope to make a profit可知答案为D。