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Part I Reading Comprehension (本大题共15小题，每小题2分，共30分)
Directions: There are 3 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:
Americans with small families own a small car or a large one. If both parents are working, they usually have two cars. When the family is large, one of the cars is sold and they will buy a van (房车).
A small car can hold four persons and a large car can hold six persons but it is very crowded. A van hold seven persons easily, so a family of three children could ask their grandparents to go on a holiday travel. They could all travel together.
Mr. Hagen and his wife had a third child last year. This made them sell a second car and buy a van. There are seven seats in the van, and the sixth and seventh seats are used to put other things, for a family of five must carry many suitcases when they travel. When they arrive at their grandparents’ home, the suitcases are brought into the two seats can then carry the grandparents.
Americans call vans motor homes. A motor home is always used for holidays. When a family is traveling to the mountains or to the seaside, they can live in their motor home for a few days or weeks. All the members of a big family can enjoy a happier life when they are traveling together. That is why motor homes have become very popular. In America there are many parks for motor homes.
1. From the passage, a van is also called ____________.
A. a motor car
B. a motor home
C. a motorbike
D. a big truck
2. Before Mr. Hagen and his wife bought a van, they __________.
A. sold their old house B. moved to their grandparents’ house
C. built a new place for a van D. sold their second car
3. A motor home is usually owned by a family with __________.
A. a baby B. much money
C. more than two children D. interest in vans
4. Americans usually use motor homes ____________.
A. to travel with all the family members for a holiday
B. to do some shopping with all the family members
C. to visit their grandparents at weekends
D. to drive their children to school every day
5. Motor homes have become popular because___________.
A. they can take people to another city when people are free
B. they can let families have a happier life when they go out for their holidays
C. some people think motor homes are cheap
D. big families can put more things in motor homes