The legal age for drinking alcohol in the United States is twenty-one. Underage drinking is a crime but also a common part of college social life. This week in our Foreign Student Series, we look at alcohol rules at American colleges and universities. These rules differ from school to school, as do measures. But many schools have been moving to strengthen their rules.
The United States has more than 17000,000 students in higher education. Each year, 1700 of them die from alcohol-related road crashes and other injuries. 600,000 more are injured while under the influence of alcohol. And almost 700,000 are attacked by another drunken.
One behavior that college officials are trying to prevent is too much drinking. Some researchers have found that students who think binge drinking is normal often think extremely how much other students really drink. A person can die of alcohol poisoning. At Oklahoma University, a nineteen-year-old student died from drinking heavily at a party in 2005
Now alcohol is banned from all sorority houses and university housing. Student organizations can serve alcohol at events but only on Friday and Saturday nights. Other new requirements include an alcohol education program that first-year students take online.
The rules govern behavior on campus (校园) and off. With a first violation(违犯), students pay seventy-five dollars and their parents are told. They must also take an alcohol education class. For a second "strike," they have to pay one hundred fifty dollars. A third strike means that they have to be suspended school for at least one semester.
Since 2005, 363 students have had a first strike. 30 have had a second strike -- and only one hasn’t allowed to go to school for one semester. The president at Oklahoma tells us the aim is not just to punish but to change behavior and the culture at the university.
【小题1】The first paragraph mainly tells us that_________.
|A．the legal age at the lowest for drinking alcohol is 21 |
|B．many colleges consider drinking alcohol to be a crime|
|C．drinking alcohol is a necessary and popular campus culture|
|D．American colleges and universities have their own alcohol rules|
【小题2】Every year the number of the students who die or are injured because of alcohol in the USA added up to about _______.
【小题3】If a student has a third strike, he/she should________.
|A．have to stop going to school for a time||B．be removed to another school|
|C．be locked at home for a period ||D．be forced to leave school forever|
【小题4】Which of the following statements is supported by the passage ?
|A．College students are not allowed to drink alcohol at any time..|
|B．If students take an alcohol program online, they can drink alcohol .|
|C．Students having a first strike only receive punishment of fine |
|D．Students with a second strike pay twice as much as students with a first strike|
【小题5】We can infer ________from the last two paragraphs.
|A．alcohol rules have no effect on college students|
|B．drinking alcohol remains a serious problem|
|C．alcohol rules aim to change behavior and the culture at the university.|
|D．the number of students drinking alcohol is dropping in one way.|