When you put down your pens at the end of college entrance exam, 12 hard years of study will have come to an end. Forget your studies for a while. It’s time to enjoy yourselves!
There are many ways to celebrate this special month of graduation. You can have photos taken with your classmates and teachers, or dine out together and exchange gifts.
High school students in western countries such as the United States and Canada usually have a party to mark their graduation. It is to mark the time when kids turn into young men and women. After the party, teenagers either go to college or find a job. It means they will no longer depend on their parents as before.
At the party, boys usually dress in dinner jackets and bow ties, though many different types of formal clothes are worn. Girls traditionally wear formal dresses, or dress to shock or be noticed, in shiny or brightly colored materials.
Common party activities include dining, dancing, crowning of a ball king and queen, and just talking to friends. In some cases, high school students collect funds for their class party through the four years of their high school.
High schools in or near large cities may rent big rooms at expensive hotels or, to be unusual, on a pleasure boat. But often costs are cut by simply using the school gym. Students make a lot of efforts to decorate the gym to make the event special. The music played at the party will be the most popular kinds, like rock and hip-hop.
Sometimes teachers and parents also go to the party. But others like to go with friends, to whom they are soon going to say good-bye.
If you like the idea of a party, why don’t you and your classmates organize one for your graduation?
32. The writer’s purpose in writing this passage is to ________.
A. tell an interesting experience of high school students
B. tell how the western students spend the last days of high school
C. tell how western high school students usually celebrate graduation
D. introduce several ways of the western students’ killing time
33. What does the party mean for western high school students that are about to graduate?
A. They have finished high school and will go to college.
B. These teenagers can find a job to support themselves.
C. They have grown up and need friends’ help.
D. They are adults and will not depend on parents.
34. What does the underlined word “mark ” in paragraph 3 mean?
A.remember B. celebrate C.sign D.show
35. From the fourth paragraph ,we can infer that ________.
A. the party is very interesting
B. girls like to make themselves beautiful at all hours
C. boys wear as usual to attend the party
D. graduates pay much attention to the party