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Reading comprehension -TOEFL- Lesson 92 (Đọc hiểu -TOEFL- Lesson 92)

Reading and answers the question:

   The "big three" of Art Deco were New York City. Los Angeles (including
Hollywood), and Miami Beach. New York's contributions were the Chrysler
Building. Radio City Music Hall, and other towering monuments to
20th century industrial accomplishment. Hollywood's were the romance
5 and rhinestone glitter in the films of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
Miami Beach's was the resort, the tropical escape from Depression
doldrums. Deco was a dream style.

On Miami Beach, the crisply modern designs harmonized with the Florida
10 seascape in an economy of construction that offered luxury to the
middle class. While the rich spent " the season " in their mansions
and grand hotels like the Roney Plaza, the middle class populated
three and four-story hotels and apartment houses with friendlier
names: the Barbara, the Evelyn, the Julie.
Lean but progressive, the buildings on Miami Beach inspired delight.
Racing stripes on facades reflected the speed-obsessed culture. Rounded
corner made life smooth. Finials, parapets and tall signs lettered
20 with hotel names reached for futuristic fantasies. Buildings shaped
like ocean liners with porthole windows sailed the viewer away. Flamingos,
pelicans and herons were etched in glass, stamped in metal screen
doors, cast in plaster emblems. Organic friezes placed tropical exotica
at the front door. Cantilevered “eyebrows" over casement windows
25 brought shade while permitting ocean breezes to filter into the small
1. What does the passage mainly discuss?

2. What did the paragraph preceding the passage most probably discuss?

3. According to the passage, which of the following words best describes the New York Art Deco buildings?

4. Which of the following characteristics of a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire film best reflects Art Deco style as described in the passage?

5. The author classifies hotels on Miami Beach according to

6. Which of the following would be LEAST likely to be found on the Miami Beach buildings described in the passage

7. The passage support which of the following conclusions about Art Deco

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