I. Read the passage and choose the best answers to the questions.
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom. There are a lot of cars in the city. People go everywhere by car, so traffic in the city centre is heavier than that in the suburbs. It is harder to find a place to park a car than to do it in other areas. The public means of transport is cheaper than cars but the Londoners prefer their own cars. Moreover, there are more and more tourists and visitors coming to London for sightseeing or shopping. At weekends, the streets are noisier and busier than they are on weekdays. Now, traffic jams are worse than ever before.
Although the living cost in the suburbs and the countryside is cheaper than that in the city centre, most young people prefer living in the city centre. London is richer than other cities in the United Kingdom, but it is more polluted because of the city Industry, vehicles, and plenty of people.
1. How is the traffic in London?
A. Traffic in the city centre is better than before.
B. Traffic in the suburbs is better than before.
C. Traffic in the city centre is heavier than that in the suburbs.
D. Traffic in the suburbs is heavier than that in the city centre.
2. People in London prefer to go around _______.
A. by their own cars
B. by public means of transport
C. by both their own cars and public means of transport
D. by any vehicles
3. How are the streets in London at weekends?
A. There is less traffic. B. The streets are noisier.
C. Traffic jams are better. D. The traffic is not heavier.
4. The living cost in the city centre is _______.
A. cheaper than that in the suburbs and the countryside
B. not expensive but people like to live in the suburbs and the countryside
C. not cheap so more people want to leave for the suburbs and the countryside
D. more expensive than that in the suburbs and the countryside
5. According to the passage, what is NOT true about London?
A. Londons public means of transport is more expensive than cars.
B. There are a lot of people in the city centre, especially at weekends.
C. More and more people come to London for sightseeing.
D. London is richer than other cities in the United Kingdom.