Section C Compound Dictation
Boy, tourism really is a big business these days. It's (36) ______ . It involves hotels, transportation, restaurants, shops, and thousands of people. The tour companies keep telling us what a good thing it is... about how much we can learn about people and (37) ______ , but sometimes I wonder if this is really true.
A (38) ______ that I know went abroad last summer. They traveled with a tour group. It's interesting to (39) ______ their experiences with some of the experiences of other people in the same tour group. My friends, (40) ______ , had some acquaintances, or friends, actually, along the (41) ______ of their tour. In some of the cities they were going to, they knew some local people. When they got to (42) ______ places, they could go out with some of the local people and they could eat some of the local food and maybe see some of the local (43) ______ .
Other members of the tour group, however, never got away from the group at all. They never went out and did a thing on their own. (44) __________________________________________________________ .
I understand why people wouldn't go out on their own (45) _______________________________________________________ . But it seems to me that (46) _________________________________________________________________________ . If tour companies emphasized that, everyone really would learn about other people and other customs.