not only politeness but also an attitude of reverence is demanded in church. if one is not familiar with1 the service , he may maintain a respectful silence , standing when others stand, sitting when they sit, and bowing during prayer. on entering a church an usher2 will probably show you to a seat and it is polite to take the one indicated by him, though it is quite proper to whisper a suggestion that one does not want to sit too far to the front, or that one is a little deaf and would like to sit well forward.
it is usual for anyone attending church to take some money along for the offering, as it is a regular part of every church service and is used for the work of the church. good clothes, but never evening clothes, are worn to a church service. in some churches it is improper for a lady not to wear a hat. it is impolite and disrespectful to talk or whisper, to eat or chew3 anything, or to enter or leave during the service. one must come on time and stay till the service is over. when the service is over, one passes quietly out of the church with the other worshippers. in many churches it is considered irreverent to talk before one has reached the entrance hall.
sometimes the“lord’s supper”or“communion4”is observed at the end of the service. this is a special service for the fellowship of christians, and one is not supposed to5 participate unless he is a christian. he may sit quietly and observe the service if he wishes.
Ⅰ. please add the exact p re fix ( 前缀) to the following words to change them into their antonyms ( 反义词) :
a. im- b. ir- c. il- d. dis 1. reverent ( ) 2. respectful ( ) 3 . proper ( ) 4. polite ( ) 5. regular ( ) 6. legal ( )
Ⅱ. are these statements true or false according to the article ?
1. it is necessary to take some money when going to church. 2. in some churches it is acceptable for one to wear evening clothes. 3. it is forbidden for non-christians to attend and watch the communion.
Ⅰ. 1. b 2. d 3. a 4 . a 5. b 6. c
Ⅱ. 1. t 2. f 3 . f