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2019年12月7日亚太SAT阅读真题-Passage1

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2019年12月7日亚太SAT阅读真题-Passage1TheInheritanceofExile:StoriesfromSouthPhilly主人公Siham搬到了一个新地方,尽管人来人往,但是不熟悉的环境还是让她内心感到孤独。在她老家,买东西流...

2019年12月7日亚太SAT阅读真题-Passage1

The Inheritance of Exile:Stories from South Philly

主人公Siham搬到了一个新地方,尽管人来人往,但是不熟悉的环境还是让她内心感到孤独。在她老家,买东西流行讨价还价,不讨价还价商家还跟她急。但在这里价格都是定好的,没法讲价。一次她在市集上8块钱买了个钱包,另一个人Nader却花了14块。Siham讨价还价的绝技深深戳中了Nader。他对她穷追猛打,甚至跑到家里讨好父母姐妹一群人。最后终于在一起了,Siham成为了美国媳妇。“To marry. I marry. You marry. We marry.” 一大把狗粮,不知道大家吃饱了吗?


This passage is adapted from Muaddi Darra.the Inheritance of Exile. Stories from South Philly 2007 by Susan Muaddi Darra. The story is set in the 1960s: Siham and her husband Nader have recently emigrated from Jerusalem to Philadelphia.

2019年12月7日亚太SAT阅读真题-Passage1原文如下:

Siham enjoyed exploring their new neighborhood, taking long early-afternoon-walks through South Philadelphia. The streets were neatly arranged. Perfectly organized, like a grid. Numbers ran north and south, names ran east and west Or was it the other way around? She and Nader lived on Ninth and Passyunk, in what they called the Italian Market. Layla rarely visited because the crowds were too much for her to handle with her young daughter. Siham found every- thing at the Italian Market, from tomatoes to fresh coffee beans to bath towels sold by everyone from leathery Vietnamese women to Sicilian men with mustaches like Nader's to young Irishwomen with green eyes and their reddish-blond hair in tight braids. Some of these Philadelphians were immigrants like her, and others were the children of immigrants, with an entire generation to adjust.

Sometimes, the Italian Market reminded her of the Old City quarter of Jerusalem, full of men yelling out the prices of vegetables and women peddling their crafts, their embroidered pillowcases and blouses. They even targeted tourists with photo frames and wall hangings that said in embroidered English, "God Bless Our Home"or "Home Is Where the Heart Is. In Jerusalem, she could bargain with the peddlers. In fact, they were insulted if you did not engage them on some level of negotiations. It was in stark contrast to the culture of the Italian Market, where the price was set. She knew because she'd tried to talk the fruit man down to two dollars. "Hey lady, no bar- gaining! This is already a bargain, aai-ight?"Nader claimed that her ability to bring prices down in the Khan al-Zeit bazaar was what had won his heart.

Sometimes, the Italian Market reminded her of the Old City quarter of Jerusalem, full of men yelling out the prices of vegetables and women peddling their crafts, their embroidered pillowcases and blouses. They even targeted tourists with photo frames and wall hangings that said in embroidered English, "God Bless Our Home"or "Home Is Where the Heart Is. In Jerusalem, she could bargain with the peddlers. In fact, they were insulted if you did not engage them on some level of negotiations. It was in stark contrast to the culture of the Italian Market, where the price was set. She knew because she'd tried to talk the fruit man down to two dollars. "Hey lady, no bar- gaining! This is already a bargain, aai-ight?"Nader claimed that her ability to bring prices down in the Khan al-Zeit bazaar was what had won his heart.

She was examining the leather wallets at the stand next to the entrance to the Dome of the Rock when he approached They each bought a wallet, although she paid eight shekels and he paid fourteen. As Siham walked away, Nader called after her, How did you do that?"

She did not answer. So he asked, "Can you come shopping with me?I have a few more things to buy today and I could use your help."

Siham took one look at his pleated trousers, linen blazer and shiny, lace- up shoes and kept walking. Ignored him, who was so obviously, as she'd thought, one of those returning American Arab nouveau riche. He probably sold bananas on the city streets in America but made himself look rich when he returned home to visit the "old country"Sickening. Especially when the richest man in the "old country" only made about 800 American dollars a month. Her own father, a doctor, made a mere 625 dollars.

She entered one of the coffee shops and sat at a small table in the corner, reading her newspaper and sipping the bitter Turkish gahwa from the small, enameled cup. The boy shot in the riots yesterday had died last night. There were expansions planned for six more settlements four in the West Bank. The Boutique Shahrazad was announcing another sale on evening gowns.

“May join you?”

She looked up and saw Mr. Linen Jacket bent slightly over her table, staring eagerly at her.

“No.”

With chuckle, he sat down anyway. He ordered coffee for himself with an imperious wave of his hand. The other men in the cafe stared at them curiously, stopping their conversations to see who was this Amerkani sitting with the eldest daughter of Doctor Abdallah al-Medani. Siham stood up and left.

What an ill-timed first meeting! she thought to herself now. She'd dismissed him as a self-centered piece of fluff who had become lost among the casinos and dance clubs of America. Thank God he'd sought her out, asked people about her He came to her parents' house and entertained her family by bringing boxes of sweets, giving her little sister Nadia rides on his shoulders and by singing-he had such a deep, wonderful voice. He especially charmed her mother. One month later, after he and his family had formally asked for her hand in marriage, Siham applied for a visa to the States. Nader had recently become a citizen himself, so she filed happily as "spouse of U.S. citizen. They were going to wed. To marry. I marry. You marry. We marry.

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