Directions: There are 2 passages in this section.Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements.For each of them there are four choices marked A),B),C) and D ).You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 57 to 61 are based on the following passage.
I've worked in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school,but making the transition (转变) between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.For a student like me who considers any class before noon to be uncivilized,getting to a factory by 6 o'clock each morning is torture.My friends never seem to understand why I'm so relieved to be back at school or that my summer vacation has been anything but a vacation.
There're few people as serf-confident as a college student who has never been out in the real world.People my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge.In fact,all the classes did not prepare me for my battles with the machine I ran in the plant,which would jam whenever I absent-mindedly put in a part backward or upside down.
The most stressful thing about blue-collar life is knowing your job could disappear overnight.Issues like downsizing (裁员) and overseas relocation had always seemed distant to me until my co-workers told me that the unit I was working in would shut down within six months and move to Mexico,where people would work for 50 cents an hour.