Beijing is a modern city, but it is also a city of a long history. Here are the four “must-sees” on every visitor's list of the capital.
Between 1421 and 1912, the Palace Museum was the home of China's emperors and their families. There were about ten thousand houses in the palace. The buildings in the Palace Museum are now for visiting. It's in the center of Beijing.
The Summer Palace is in the northwest of Beijing. In the past, it was the summer home of the emperors' families. It is the largest park in China now.
The Temple of Heaven in Tiantan park is in the southern part of Beijing. The buildings are from the15th century with a style of the Ming Dynasty.
The Great Wall at Badaling is the part of the wall that receives the most visitors. It was built during the Ming Dynasty to stop enemies. It follows the shape of the land, so it goes up and down a lot and it's hard work for walking.
( ) 1 What's the passage mainly about?
A The history of Beijing B The culture of Beijing
C The natural beauty in Beijing D Some places of Internet in Beijing
( ) 2 How many houses were there in the palace Which is now called the Palace Museum?
A About 10 B About 100 C About 10,000 D About 100,000
( ) 3 What lies in the center of Beijing?
A The Palace Museum B The Summer Palace
C The Temple of Heaven D The Great Wall
( ) 4 Which of the following is wrong according to the passage?
A Beijing has the largest park in China now
B China's emperors and their families lived in the present Palace Museum for nearly 500 years
C Both the Great Wall at Badaling and the Temple of Heaven were built during the Ming Dynasty
D Badaling is the only place that people can visit the Great Wall
( ) 5 Where can you most probably read this article?
A In a science book B In a travel guide
C On a shopping website D On a book list