（2010.四川省自贡市 第 三部分 阅读理解b 满分10分）
you want to know about my staying in america,rightwell,to tell you the truth,it is really an eye-opening experience study here.
in china,i had english classes five times a week since fifth grade.however,i didnt know how different textbook english could be from everyday english until i came to hotchkiss school,conmecticut. 21世纪教育网
when i first studied english,i was told to say, i am fine.when people say how are you but in the us,i found that people say, i am good.or ilm tired.
one day ,someone greeted me with whats up it ,made me confused.i thought for a moment and then smiled because i didnt know what to say.
since then,i have discovered more and more differences between chinese and us cultures.
to my surprise,us girls spend a lot of time in the burning sun to get a tan.however ,in china ,girls try every possible way to get their skin paler,or whiter.
i also surprised by how hard-working .us students are.in china,schoolwork is almost everything ,so we study hard and that it.but here,a goodstudent gets good grades,does a lot for the public and plays sports or music.
the kids here are so talented ,i am starting to be sorry that i gave up playing the piano at an early age and that i have never thought about sports.