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Questions 11 to 15
M: Today we continue our series ——traditional dress throughout the world. Our journey takes us to Sri Lanka. Shirnica De Selva, a native Sri Lankan, now living in Los Angles California shares her thoughts on traditional dress in her home country. Shirnica, thanks for joining us today.
W: My pleasure.
M: First of all, I’d like to ask you what’s the traditional clothing of Sri Lanka?
W: Well, for women, it’s a sari. It’s a long piece of cloths that swept around your waist, and then it goes over your shoulder.
M: And do most women in Sri Lanka wear saris?
W: Most of the older women wear a sari everyday. The younger women tend to wear dresses or pants or something.
M: Why don’t the younger women wear saris?
W: Well, I guess some of them feel that the saris are hot and difficult to walk in because they are long.
M: Sounds like saris aren’t very practical.
W: Some people feel that way. Also many younger women think saris are old-fashioned. They are great for formal occasions, but if you’re hanging out with friends, you want something more modern.
M: So younger women want to be more modern?
W: Actually I shouldn’t say all younger women. It depends on your family history. You see there are two main groups of people in Sri Lanka: the Santolis and the Tamaos. Then there are some other ethnic groups, like the Sri Lankans who are part European. The women who are part European tend to wear western clothing because they have relatives who wear western clothing. But the women who are Santolis or Tamao tend to be more traditional
M: Because they didn’t have that western influence?
M: So you are saying that family background can influence the way you dress?
W: Yes, I think it does.
M: We’ve been talking about what women’s wear. How about the men? Do they have traditional clothing?
W: The men, I guess, used to wear sarong. It’s this long piece of cloth that swept around the waist.
M: You say ‘used to’, don’t they wear them any more?
W: People who live in the countryside still wear sarongs. But in the city, men wear pants and shirts. They only wear sarongs to relax at home.
M: Interesting. Can I switch here and ask you a personal question?
M: Is traditional clothing important to you?
W: It’s funny, because when I was a kid growing up in Sri Lanka, I didn’t want to wear saris. But now that I’m older, I like to wear them sometimes, like my wedding. I wore a white sari for my wedding.
M: Why has your attitude changed, do you think?
W: I guess when you are older, you can see the value and more; when you are younger, you are more interested in being in style, wearing Levis and stuff like that.
Now I think about saris and something unique from my culture. It’s nice to have something different to wear. And in the US, a sari is really exotic.
M: It certainly is. Well, unfortunately our time’s up. Thanks for talking with us, Shirnica.
W: You are welcome.
11. What’s the main topic of this interview?
12. There are several reasons why the younger women don’t wear saris in Sri Lanka. Which of the following is not one of the reasons?
13. According to the interviewee, which of the following factors also affects the way people dress in Sri Lanka?
14. What can we know from the interview about the men’s clothing in Sri Lanka?
15. Why has the interviewee’ attitude towards clothing changed?
本篇听力主要讲的是斯里兰卡(Sri Lanka)的传统服饰，话题比较新颖，出现了一系列的地名，并且sari 和sarong两个词很多考生没有见过，因而对内容的理解造成了一定的阻碍。甚至有考生通篇都在讲sorry, 导致驴唇不对马嘴。(sari 和sorry发音类似，但听完全篇也不难发现sari是a kind of cloth)。题目的设置不是太难，继承了一贯的interview的出题方式——男的提出问题，女的引出答案，因此如果能够快速预读题目，抓住文章的核心意思，定位关键词后，选出正确答案也并非不可能。