四川南充高级中学高三检测考试(3)
作者:佚名 发布时间:2018-06-29 11:30:45 本文来源于:莲山课件
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  How do you get to Carnegie Hall(卡内基音乐厅)? “practice, practice, practice” is the well-known answer. But for some inspiring young musicians from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, the road to the famous concert hall was more difficult.

  The Afghan Youth Orchestra(AYO) is made up of young people who study at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. It was the first orchestra created in Afghanistan in 30 years.

  Gulalai Norestani, 14, plays a traditional string instrument. Like many students, Gulalai became an orphan when her parents were killed during the ongoing war. Music is her salvation. “Music for me is a language of peace,” Gulalai said. “It connects people.”

  Milad Yousufi, 18, is a piano student. “Music is my life,” he said. Milad also lost many of his family members during the war. When music was banned, he couldn’t even touch a piano. So as a 12-year-old boy, he started painting and drawing. “I used to draw a piano,” he said. Finally, Milad was free to play a real piano. “Our dream came true,” he said. “It is everyone’s dream to play in Carnegie Hall.”

  And he has more dreams. “I have a dream to continue my education in America,” he explained. “I am working hard to make that happen. Then I have a dream to come back to Afghanistan and teach and serve people.”

  Because of continuing limits in Afghanistan, Gulalai and Milad listen mostly to the king of classical music they played at Carnegie Hall. But Gulalai says she’s heard a bit of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira and she likes them. Milad says he has heard of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, but hasn’t yet had a chance to listen to them.

  Before Milad went onstage that night with the band of Afghan kids who had survived a war, I asked him if he had ever experienced true peace. “No, not yet,” he answered, adding, “I hope I will be able to.”

  Later during the performance, as he played one of Carnegie Hall’s famous grand pianos, the look of pure joy on his face convinced me that he found peace in music.

  24. What is Gulalai’s opinion on music?

  A. It makes people understand each other.

  B. It calms her down in the war.

  C. It is a kind of violent language.

  D. It saves her from the killing at war.

  25. What is Milad’s final aim?

  A. To play a real piano. B. To serve his country.

  C. To further study. D. To play in Carnegie.

  26. What can we learn from the passage?

  A. Classical music is not played in Afghanistan.

  B. Gulalai knows Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber well.

  C. The music Gulalai and Milad can hear is limited.

  D. Milad likes Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

  27. Which can be the best title for the passage?

  A. Traditional Afghan Music B. Young Musicians

  C. A Better Performance D. A Peace in Music

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