When I was growing up in America, I was ashamed of my mother's Chinese English. Because of her English, she was often treated unfairly. People in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, pretended not to Understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear her.
My mother has realized the disadvantages of her English as well. When I was fifteen, she used to have me call people on phone to pretend I was she. I was forced to ask for information or even to yell at people who had been rude to her. One time I had to call her stockbroker (股票经纪人).I said in a voice that was not very convincing, "This is Mrs.Tan."And my mother was standing beside me, whispering loudly, "Why he doesn't send me the cheek. It's already two weeks late."
And then ,in perfect English I said : "I'm getting rather anxious .You agreed to send the check two weeks ago, but it hasn't arrived." Then she talked more loudly. "What does he want? I'll come to New York and say it in front of his boss."And so I turned to the stockbroker again, "I can't accept any more excuses. If I don't receive the check immediately, I have to speak to your manager when I am in New York next week."
The next week we ended up in New York. While I was sitting there red-faced, my mother, the real Mrs.Tan, was shouting to his boss in her broken English.When I was a teenager, my mother's broken English embarrassed me. But now, I see it differently. To me, my mother's English is perfectly clear, perfectly natural. It is my mother tongue. Her language, as I hear it, is clear and direc t. It was the language that helped me form the way I saw things, expressed ideas, and made sense of the world.
41.Why was the author's mother poorly served?
A.She was unable to speak good English
B.She was often misunderstood.
C.She was not clearly heard.
D.She was not very polite.
42.From Paragorph 2, what can we know about the author?.
A. She was good at pretending.
B. She was rude to the stockbroker.
C. She was ready to help her mother.
D. She was unwilling to phone for her mother
43.What happened after the author made the phone call?
A. They forgave the stockbroker.
B. They failed to get the check.
C. They went to New York immediately.
D. The y spoke to their boss at once.
44.What does the author think of her mother's English now?
A.It confuses her.
B.It embarrasses her.
C.It helps her understand the world.
D.It helps her forgive rude people.
45.Whar can we infer from the passage?
A. Chinese English is clear and natural to native peakers
B. Chinese English is impolite to native speakers
C. Chinese English has a very bad name in America
D. Chinese English may bring inconvenience in America