Question 8: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions: Niagara Falls, one of the most famous North American natural wonders, has long been a popular tourist destination. Tourists today flock to see the two falls that actually constitute Niagara Falls: the 173-foot-high Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in the Canadian province of Ontario and 182-foot-high American Falls on the US side of the river in the state of New York. Approximately 85% of the water that goes over the falls actually goes over Horseshoe Falls, with the rest going over American Falls. Most visitors come between April and October, and it is quite a popular activity to take a steamer out onto the river and right up to the base of the falls for a close-up view. It is also possible to get a spectacular view of the falls from the strategic locations along the Niagara River, such as Prospect Point of Table Rock, or from one of the four observation towers which have heights up to 500 feet. Tourists have been visiting Niagara Falls in large numbers since the 1800’s; annual visitation now averages above 10 million visitors per year. Because of concern that all these tourists would inadvertently destroy the natural beauty of this scenic wonder, the State of New York in 1885 create Niagara Falls Park in order to protect the land surrounding American Falls. A year later Canda created Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian side of the Niagara, around Horseshoe Falls. With the area surrounding the falls under the jurisdiction of government, appropriate steps could be taken to preserve the pristine beauty of the area. The passage implies that tourists prefer to .
Key word: imply, tourists prefer
Clue: “Most visitors come between April and October”: Most visitors come from April to October.
visit Niagara Falls during warmer weather: visit Niagara Falls during warmer weather than usual.
see the falls from a great distance: see the waterfall from a long distance – False (refer to clue verse 38).
take a ride over the falls: ride over the falls.
come to Niagara Falls for a winter vacation: come to Niagara Falls for a winter vacation. The period between April and October is summer and early autumn, so the weather will be warmer than other times of the year. The correct answer is A. visit Niagara Falls during warmer weather.