This paper illustrates the pain of the first generation of immigrant families by illustrating several events of sacrificing oneself for their children, but the dreams of parents and children are often different.
The dreams of parents and children often differ,but the conflict can be especially painful in first-generation immigrant families where the parents have made enormous sacrifices.Lisa Park 5 an assistant professor at the University of California,San Diego,says that the focus of every family that moves to the United States to provide opportunities for their children is almost always on the future,with little mention of the circumstances that compelled them to move.And even though the parents are the ones working 12-hour days?the children are also under intense pressure to perform in ways that will justify the parents'sacrifice.
The contrast between parents'dreams and children's realities can be particularly sharp for daughters who have grown up with almost infinite opportunities.Their mothers often came from places where opportunities for women were limited,which makes the daughters'choices even harder to understand.Mary Lugemwa's parents encouraged her to study math or science at Harvard.She complied at first,majoring in computer science.But she is currently working as a film producer for a nonprofit organization called Meaningful Media."I sometimes feel guilty,"she says,"having chosen to be an artist,because I know that if I had chosen a scientific background,I could help my parents a lot more.”
When Katherine Chon was in fifth grade,she drew a u dream tree"representing the path she hoped her life would take.One branch led to Harvard Medical School,which is exactly what her mother had hoped for when the Chons moved to the U.S.from Korea to give their three children opportunities.
Always a diligent student,Katherine started to learn medicine at Brown.But then she added a new limb to her dream tree—one that her mother still doesn't understand.Shocked by the misfortune of some Korean women,Katherine joined forces with another Brown student to form the Polaris Project,now one of the largest anti-human-traffic-king organizations in the country."It was really hard for my parents,"says Katherine."They had so many life stresses so their children could get a great education and have a comfortable life.”
1、According to the text,in first-generation immigrant families,the parents feel frustrated if.
A.they fail to adjust to the circumstances
B.they are forced to make great sacrifices
C.their children fail to focus on the future
D.their children develop against their wishes
參考解析：根據"The dreams of parents and children often differ,but the conflict can be especially painful in first-generation immigrant families where the parents have made enormous sacrifices."可推斷，子女的發展與父母期望相悖時，尤其對于第一代移民家庭來說，是很痛苦、沮喪的。
2、According to Lisa Park,first-generation immigrant children.
A.avoid the slightest mention of their parents5 past
B.focus on seizing chances for future development
C.work very hard to justify their parents，sacrifices
D.are under pressure to fulfill their parents'dreams
參考解析：根據"...the children are also under intense pressure to perform in ways that will justify the parents'sacrifice.”可知，第一代移民孩子在巨大壓力下去滿足父母的期望。
3、We learn from Mary Lugemwa's case that.
A.her parents cherished opportunities more than she did
B.her parents'dreams and her reality could be balanced
C.she had a quite different view of life from her parents
D.she enjoyed infinite opportunities in career development
參考解析：根據"Mary Lugemwa's parents encouraged her...”可知,她對人生的想法與父母大不一樣。父母想讓她從事科學背景行業,她如今卻做了電影制片人。
4、When Katherine Chon was a fifth-grader,.
A.she had a great interest in drawing
B.she had a clear vision of her future
A.she had an independent personality
B.she had a desire to study in the U.S.
參考解析：根據“When Katherine Chon was in fifth grade,she drew a'dream tree,representing the path she hoped her life would take.”可知，她畫了一棵“夢想樹”，表示憧憬的未來生活，表明她對自己的未來有清晰的認識。
5、It can be inferred from the text that KatherineJ s mother.
A.was disappointed at her daughter's decision
B.was shocked by the suffering of some women
C.failed to give her kids enough opportunities
D.failed to realize her own dream to be a doctor
參考解析：根據“But then she added a new limb to her dream tree—one that her mother still doesn*t understand."可推斷母親對女兒的決定感到失望。