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高三七选五Once eating alone was just that sitting down

时间:2019-05-05 10:45  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

Once eating alone was just that: sitting down in a restaurant on one’s own and eating a meal. Everyone did it sometimes, and when they did so, 36 . To eat alone might suggest that you didn't have any friends. There was a kind of shame attached to it.


Nowadays, however, there is more and more solitary (独自的)eating for pleasure. 37 “Foodies” -- people with a passionate interest in cuisines --do it because all they need is the chance to eat good food. They don’t want company or conversation, but only the joy of eating some special dish. Other people eat alone because it's simply practical for them to do so. For instance, it’s estimated that nearly a third of all the customers of fast-food restaurants eat alone. They are served with their food fast, eat it fast and then leave fast. 38


But the appeal of eating alone is quite different. 39 . For the hour or so that it takes to have a meal, they can forget all the pressures of their lives. They don’t have to deal with their family or job. They can relax and let their mind wander. Maybe they'll bring a book, a newspaper to enjoy a quiet time.


David Annand, editor of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, who delights in dining alone,speaks of his pleasure in the “rhythm of a meal in a restaurant-- its ebb and flow (人来人往),the periodic arrival and departure of the waiter”. 40 .


A. It’s an experience of freedom


B. they might be a little embarrassed


C. People choose to eat alone for various reasons


D. none of them would feel bad about themselves


E. Sometimes staying alone is quite cosy when you don’t work


F. This restaurant rhythm allows him to sit back,observe and think


G. It saves time if they have a meeting or a child to pick up from school

答案 36. B  37. C  38. G 39. A 40. F 

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