1.—Do you mind if I record your lecture
A.No, you’d better not.
B.No，not at all.
2.—Looking after a baby is not an easy job, is it
A.Looking after a baby is very tired.
B.I like looking after a baby.
C.No, it isn’t.
3.—Linda, what’s wrong with your grandmother
A.She is not retired.
B.She hurt her leg.
C.She got a new house.
4.—I’m sorry to hear that your grandmother is ill in hospital.
A.That’s all right.
B.It’s very kind of you.
C.It is nothing.
5.—Is your grandmother getting well now
A.Yes, she is much better now.
B.She gets up early.
C.She feels comfortable.
Demand for Elderly Care Services in China Rising Rapidly
The number of elderly people aged above 60 increased. Demand for elderly care services in China will continue to rise due to the increasing aging population. The number of elderly people aged above 60 was over 200 million in 2012, and will be 300 million in 2025 and 400 million in 2034, according to experts.
It will be a tough challenge for China to deal with, due to the increasing rates of urbanization and a decreasing birth rate. The Chinese people will be facing a big challenge if we do not have enough money when we get older.
The United Nations defines an aging society as one that has 10 percent of its population at or above the age of 60.
When most developed countries were classed as an aging society, their gross domestic product (GDP) per capita stood at between 5,000 to 10,000 U.S. dollars or above. However, China became an aging society in 2001, and its GDP per capita was only 1,000 U.S. dollars. It was 6,000 U.S. dollars in 2012. China’s economic foundation for an elderly society is fragile.
On Sept. 13.2013, the State Council issued a guideline to speed up the development of China’s elderly care services, hoping to complete a social care network for its elderly by 2025.
What does the word “decreasing” in Paragraph 2 mean 1
A. It means “falling”.
B. It means “rising”.
C. It means “peaking”.
2. What does GDP stands for
A. Government Document Publishing Service. 2
B. Gross domestic product.
C. General domestic product.
3. What was China’s GDP per capita in 2012 3
A. It was 1,000 U.S. dollars.
B. It was 6,000 U.S. dollars.
C. It was 10,000 U.S. dollars.
4. Why is China’s economic foundation for an elderly society fragile？ 4
A. Because of its increasing aging population and its low GDP per capita.
B. Because when China was classed as an aging society, our gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is high.
C. Because of its decreasing aging population and its high GDP per capita.
5. The passage implies that 5
A. Chinese government can do nothing to deal with the challenge of the increasing aging population
B. Chinese people don’t need enough money when they get older
C. The Chinese social care network is expected to be completed in the near future