WC, toilet, lavatory, bathroom, restroom, john

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WC, toilet, lavatory, bathroom, restroom, john — English has many_________ for the little room we all have to go to every day. Here are some of the words that_______ and explanations of their meanings.

Different countries use different words. In the US, in________ home, you will get ______ you need to go if you ask where the bathroom is. If you are in a shopping mall, you _______ ask directions to the restroom. US people also use the word john, which is named_______ the 19th century British inventor of the flush toilet (although he seems to have been called Thomas).

In Britain the most commonly used words are toilet and bathroom. But WC, which________ for water closet, and lavatory is also used. A public toilet is a public convenience. People _______ speak of the ladies and Gents (you see the words Ladies and Gentlemen above the ________ to public toilets), ______ Men and Women are more common now. An older, now rarely used word in Britain is privy which is short for________.

Australians say loo ,_______ is quite popular in the UK. Canadians use the word can, New Zealanders bog, and South Africans want to go to the bathroom.

Where does the word toilet itself _______ from? Well, it’s from the French toilette — to wash ______.

People from_______ countries also use some humorous words,for example, throne(王座) to describe the toilet and throne room for the bathroom.

1.A. words B. names C. places D. titles

2.A. uses B. use C. is used D. are used

3.A. some B. anyone C. someone’s D. somebody

4.A. how B. what C. where D. when

5.A. would B. must C. should D. can

6.A. in B. for C. after D. at

7.A. stands B. writes C. says D. asks

8.A. sometime B. never C. sometimes D. some times

9.A. entries B. exits C. roofs D. walls

10.A. but B. and C. or D. as

11.A. pretty B. private C. plenty D. practice

12.A. whose B. what C. why D. which

13.A. is B. comes C. come D. change

14.A. me B. yourself C. us D. you

15.A. developing B. developed C. poor D. English-speaking

1.A 2.D 3.C 4.C 5.C 6.C 7.A 8.C 9.A 10.A 11.B 12.D 13.C 14.B 15.D 【解析】厕所在英语中有多种不同的英语单词来表达,比如WC, toilet, lavatory, bathroom, restroom, john等等。不同的国家使用厕所的名称也不...
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