In Britain,people tend to make jokes about some jobs or professions,or to hold stereotyped views of them.For example,sailors are supposed to have a"wife"in every port,university professors are often seen as absent-minded or forgetful.There are a lot of dirty jokes about sales representatives,and they are generally regarded as not particularly dependable.Other jobs may be well paid or very responsible,but the general public thinks they are funny or rather boring.For instance,in most other European countries to be an engineer is to be somebody.Funnily enough,in Britain engineers are thought of as gloomy rather than cheerful as a result of people's ignorance of the importance of engineer's role in society.
Even though the Equal Opportunities Commission has made some progress in Britain,some jobs are still seen as being more suitable for men,or for women.For example,nurses and secretaries are often assumed to be professions for females.And managerial posts such as managers,heads of departments are supposed to be more suitable for men rather than for women.
There are all examples of prejudices or stereotypes,which understandably irritates the people who have the jobs.
51.which of the statements is NOT true according to the passage?
C.In Britain,people tend to make jokes about some occupations.
D.In Britain,people tend to hold stereotyped views of some professions.
E.In Britain,people tend to make jokes about all jobs or professions.There is no exception.
F.In Britain,people tend to make jokes about sailors and university professors,to name a few.
52.Which of the statements is true according to the passage?
C.In Britain,sailors can have a wife in every port.
D.In Britain,university professors are absent-minded.
E.In Britain,university professors are forgetful.
F.In fact,not all of the university professors in Britain are absent-minded or forgetful.