第一部分 阅读理解 (75分)
Tourism wasn't as important as it is today. In the past, only people with a good deal of money could travel on holidays to other countries. More people travel today than in the past because there is a growing middle class in many parts of the world, that is to say, people now have more money for travel. Special air plane fares for tourists make travel less expensive and more attractive than ever before.
One person doesn't travel for the same reason as another. But most people enjoy seeing countries that are different from their own. They also like to meet new people and new food.
Tourism causes many changes in a country and in people's lives. People build new hotels and restaurants and train native men a women as guides to show visitors interesting places. There're new night clubs and other amusement.
International tourism is clearly a big business.
1. In the old days _________ could travel to other countries.
A. boys or girls, men or women, young or old
B. either kings or queens
C. both the poor and the rich
D. nobody but those who had money
2. Many more people travel today than in the past because _________.
A. people have become more interested in traveling
B. travelling today is easier than in the past
C. people now have spare money for travel
D. great changes have taken place in the world
3. What makes travel more attractive than before?
A. Travel by air to other countries is much cheaper today.
B. More guides are being trained>>