A．Talking loudly. B．Comparing.
27．What is the author's purpose of writing the text?
A．To explain whyScotlandis famous for golf.
As I settledin at the university, I could feel myself getting used to hearing— and even speaking — the Scottish English of my customs agent. In classroom discussions,people would say “em” when they couldn't think of what to say instead of “um”， which was great fun. After the firstfew weeks, I stopped chuckling about this. Strathclyde students stayed uplate into the night, running around campus and shouting，“Go! Lat's go, lat's go, lat's go (curse word) Glasgow！” Pretty soon, I was no longer saying “thanks” at the supermarket— instead, I said “cheers”．
26．Which of thefollowing can replace the underlined word “chuckling” in Paragraph 3?
You mightthink，“Scotland isn't so different from the US; they still speak English there！” But when I stepped off the plane, I was greeted by a gruffvoiced(声音粗哑的) lady atcustoms.“You'll be coming from America, then？” She asked me, and I nodded.“But all of our guys are leaving Glasgowfor the States！” Her thick Scottish English and sense of humor were obvious right away. I wasnot in theUSany more, where customs agents never joke around.21
C.To introducedifferent pronunciations of “em” and “um”．
Every timeI took a train anywhere inScotland, I'd gaze out at the rolling hills and wonder if grass was greener than anywhereelse in the world. Then I'd reflect that there's a reason this country was the birthplace of golf.
When I wasin college, I spent a semester studying abroadat the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow,Scotland. In mybrief time there, I came to loveScotlandfor its local culture, foodand scenery.
C．Laughing quietly. D．Hearing.
25．What did the author think of the lady at customs?
26理会：选C 词义揣摩题。按照第三段中的“In classroom discussions, people would say... was great fun. After the first few weeks, I stopped chuckling about this.”并团结“Pretty soon, I ... said‘cheers’．”可推知，在讲堂接头时，“我”发明他们的发音很风趣，几周后，“我”顺应了他们的发音，以是不再暗自发笑。chuckle意为“轻声地笑，暗自发笑”，故C项正确。
27.理会：选D 写作意图题。通读全文并团结第一段中的“In my brief timethere, I came to love Scotland for its local culture, food and scenery.”可知，本文旨在和读者分享“我”在苏格兰做互换生时代所感觉到的苏格兰文化、美食和美景，故D项正确。
B．To promote the development of Scottish catering trade.2
My Scottishfriends drank whiskey and ate haggis (羊杂碎布丁). I drank plenty of whiskey but I was ashamed to admitthat I wasn't brave enough to try haggis. Scottish bakeries usuallysell bridies (肉馅饼). Add a cup of tea — though I usually Americanized it by choosing coffee instead— and a bridie makes for a delicious breakfast.
25.理会：选B 推理判定题。按照第二段中的“Her thick Scottish English and sense ofhumor were obvious right away. I was not in the US any more, where customs agents never joke around.”可知，作者以为她的苏格兰英语和诙谐用得恰到甜头，而美国的海关事恋职员却从来不跟人恶作剧；据此可揣度，作者以为这位在海关事变的密斯是友爱的，故B项正确。
D．To share his experiences inScotlandas an exchange student.