【題目】Tayka Hotel de Sal
How much：About $95 a night
Why it’s cool：You’ve stayed at hotels made of brick or wood，but salt？That’s something few can claim．Tayka Hotel de Sal is made totally of salt—including the beds （though you’ll sleep on regular mattresses（床墊） and blankets）．The hotel sits on the Salar de Uyuni，a prehistoric dried-up lake which is the world’s biggest salt flat．Builders use the salt from the 4,633-square-mile flat to make the bricks，and glue them together with a paste （糊） of wet salt that hardens when it dries．When rain starts to dissolve the hotel，the owners just mix up more salt paste to strengthen the bricks．
Green Magic Nature Resort
How much：About $240 a night
Why it’s cool：Taking a pulley（滑輪）-operated lift 86 feet to your treetop room is just the start of your adventure．As you look out of your open window—there is no glass！—you watch monkeys and birds in the rain forest canopy（罩篷）．Later you might test your fear of heights by crossing the handmade rope bridge to the main part of the hotel，or just sit on your bamboo bed and read．You don’t even have to come down for breakfast—the hotel will send it up on the pulley-drawn “elevator”．
Dog Bark Park Inn B&B
How much：$92 a night
Why it’s cool：This doghouse isn’t just for the family pet．Sweet_Willy is a 30-foot-tall dog with guest rooms in his belly．Climb the wooden stairs beside his hind leg to enter the door in his side．You can relax in the main bedroom，go up a few steps of the loft（閣樓） in Willy’s head，or hang out inside his nose．Although you have a full private bathroom in your quarters，there is also a toilet in the 12-foot-tall fire hydrant（消防栓） outside．
Gamirasu Cave Hotel
How much：Between $130 and $475 a night
Why it’s cool：This is caveman cool！Experience what it was like 5,000 years ago，when people lived in these mountain caves formed by volcanic ash．But your stay will be much more modern．Bathrooms and electricity provide what you expect from a modern hotel，and the white volcanic ash，called tufa，keeps the rooms cool，about 65 in summer．（Don’t worry—there is heat in winter．）
【1】What do we know about Tayka Hotel de Sal?
A．It is located on a prehistoric lake．
B．It should be protected against the rain．
C．Everything in the hotel is made of salt．
D．You have to cross a rope bridge to the hotel．
【2】What is the similarity of the four hotels?
A．Being expensive．??? B．Being comfortable．
C．Being natural．????? D．Being unique．
【3】What does the underlined words “Sweet Willy” refer to?
A．The name of the hotel．
B．The name of the hotel owner．
C．The building of Dog Bark Park Inn B&B．
D．The name of a pet dog of the hotel owner．
【4】Which of the hotels makes you have a feeling of living in the far past?
A．Tayka Hotel de Sal．
B．Green Magic Nature Resort．
C．Dog Bark Park Inn B&B．
D．Gamirasu Cave Hotel．
【1】細節理解題。從“The hotel sits on the Salar de Uyuni，a prehistoric dried-up lake which is the world’s biggest salt flat．”中可以看出此賓館位于prehistoric lake 而非其他地方，故選A。
【3】細節理解題。從“Sweet_Willy is a 30-foot-tall dog with guest rooms in his belly．Climb the wooden stairs beside his hind leg to enter the door in his side．”中可以推斷出C選項為正確答案，故選C。
【4】細節理解題。從“Experience what it was like 5,000 years ago，when people lived in these mountain caves formed by volcanic ash．”中可以看出此賓館給人的感覺比較古老，故選D。