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四川省成都七中2016届高三上学期一诊模拟英语试题


成都七中高 2016 届高三一诊模拟英语试题
本试卷分第Ⅰ卷(选择题)和第Ⅱ卷(非选择题)两部分。 满分 150 分,考试时间 120 分钟。 第Ⅰ卷 第一部分 听力(共两节,满分 30 分) 第一节 (共 5 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳 选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 例:How much is the shirt? A.£19.15. B.£9.18. C.£9.15. 答案是 C。 1.How is the man helping the woman? A. By buying her a street map. B. By telling her the address. C. By showing her the way on a map. 2. What will the man do for the woman? A. Repair her car. B. Give her a ride. C. Pick up her aunt. 3. Who might Mr. Peterson be? A. A new professor. B. A department head. C. A company director. 4. How does the man like the book? A. Quite disappointing. B. Very interesting. C. Too simple. 5. What is the woman complaining about? A. There is no good news. B. It is colder than usual. C. They can’t wear nice clothes. 第二节 (共 15 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 22.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选 项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读各个小 题,每小题 5 秒钟;听完后,各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。听 第 6 段材料,回答第 6、7 题。 6. Why is Harry unwilling to join the woman? A. He has a pain in his knee. B. He wants to watch TV. C. He is too lazy. 7. How may the woman feel about Harry’s reply? 1 A. Delighted. B. Disappointed. C. Painful. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 8、9 题。 8. What are the two speakers talking about? A. What to do tonight. B. What to eat tonight. C. Which cinema to go tonight. 9. Where will the speakers go? A. The Green House Cinema. B. The New State Cinema. C. The UME Cinema. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How long will their trip last? A. About one week. B. Only two days. C. It depends.

11. Why are the speakers making the trip? A. For business. B. For shopping. C. For holiday. 12. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Driver and passenger. B. Husband and wife. C. Fellow workers. 听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What is this conversation? A. A job interview. B. A graduation ceremony. C. A training program. 14. What does John do now? A. He’s a trainer. B. He’s a tour guide. C. He’s a college student. 15. How much can a new person earn for the first year? A. $10,500. B. $ 12,000. C. $ 15,000. 16. How many people will be interviewed these two days? A. Four. B. Three. C. Seven. 听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. How long has the speaker lived in a small town? A. Ten years. B. Eight years. C. Eighteen years. 18. What is the speaker’s opinion on public transport? A. It’s comfortable. B. It’s time-saving. C. It’s cheap. 19. What is good about living in a small town? A. It’s safer. B. It’s healthier. C. It’s more convenient. 20. What kind of life does the speaker seem to like most? A. Busy. B. Colorful. C. Quiet. 第二部分 阅读理解(共两节,满分 40 分) 第一节 (共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中,选出最佳选项。 A On a cool November day many years ago, I noticed a big black dog at our farm. I was very angry at his frequent turning up. I went to my father and told him how the dog had destroyed part of our crop. ―It’s all your 2doing,‖ I said. ―Why did you offer milk to him a few days ago? He wants us to adopt him now. ‖―Why not?‖ asked my father. ―We already have Mike. He won’t allow another dog to enter this place.‖ A few days later, however, poor Mike was hit by a bus and died. ―Had I listened to you,‖ my father said, ―we would have been without a dog now!‖ Kalu didn’t take long to prove himself useful. Whenever he spotted a rat, he left everything aside – even his food – and dashed after it. At night when we slept, Kalu barked at the slightest noise like an alert (警惕的) guard. We had often heard about thieves in the area. One night at about 1:00 am, we were woken up by Kalu’s angry bark. ―Could it be thieves?‖ my father whispered. My father shouted through a window: ―Who’s there?‖ No reply. Kalu’s growls grew angrier. Suddenly we heard a man cry out: ―Save me from this beast!‖ Armed with a stick, we went outside and saw that Kalu had pinned the man down on the ground. The man begged: ―Save me, sir!‖ Most of his clothing had been torn and his legs and hands were bloody. We managed to drag Kalu away. ―Don’t come here again,‖ my father ordered. The man disappeared into the darkness. As Kalu continued barking after the man, I saw my mother looking

fondly at him through the window. Kalu got more popular in the family. Kalu lived with us faithfully for over seven years. When he went missing for three days and was found dead because of eating something poisonous, we were shocked. Our farm seemed desolate without Kalu. Over the years, we took in several more dogs, but none could match Kalu’s understanding and high spirits. The mean-looking stray (流浪狗) I didn’ t want taught me to never judge anyone by his looks, whether a man or his best friend. 21. Many years ago, the author ______. A. blamed his father for adopting Kalu B. was annoyed by Kalu’s constant appearance C. thought Mike would welcome Kalu willingly D. discussed with his father how to drive away Kalu 22. We can infer from the text that ______. A. Kalu showed off his ability of catching mice to prove himself B. Kalu’s barking at night often disturbed the neighborhood C. Kalu couldn’t stop the thief without the author’s father’s help D. Kalu came to win the author’s family’s heart with his loyalty 23. The underlined word ―desolate‖ in the last paragraph probably means ―______‖. A. empty B. bare C. unusual D. peaceful 24. According to the last paragraph, what did the author learn from his experience? A. First impressions are never to be relied on. B. ―Don’t judge a book by its cover‖ applies to both humans and dogs. C. Ordinary as a person or a dog may look, we should treat them as extraordinary. D. Your feelings toward somebody or something can change after you are helped out. B You may laugh it off if someone told you that extreme weather disasters were actually a child’s tricks. But El Nino, meaning ―little boy‖ in Spanish, could be about to cause trouble. A recent statement from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned of 3a strong El Nino event that may be similar to the strongest in modern times. Scientists believe that evidence shows a more than 90 percent chance that it is coming – and it’s going to be big. ―If this lives up to its potential, this thing can bring a lot of floods, mudslides (泥石流), and trouble,” said Bill Patzert, a NASA scientist. El Nino is a climate event occurring in the Pacific Ocean. The wind usually blows strongly from east to west due to the rotation (旋转) of the Earth. This causes water to pile up in the Western Pacific and pulls up colder water from the bottom in the eastern part. However, in El Nino years, the winds pushing the water get weaker and cause the warmer water to shift back toward the east. This warms the ocean as it travels before finally reaching the shores of North and South America. In an El Nino event, the waters of the eastern Pacific can be up to 4 degrees Celsius warmer than usual. Most El Ninos last from 9 to 12 months and their effects are felt around December. They don’t happen every year though, usually between every two to seven years. Last seen in 1997-98, El Nino caused severe droughts in Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as deadly floods in Peru and Ecuador. The world also heats up during an ElNino – 1998 became the warmest year on record at the time. If the current trend continues, 2015 is almost certainly to become the hottest year yet again. A strong El Nino also affects hurricane seasons around the planet. The warmer the Eastern

Pacific is, the more hurricanes it gets. The Western Pacific, on the other hand, tends to see more and stronger typhoons. The weather isn’t the only thing that’s affected. Warmer surface waters in the Eastern Pacific make the cold-water fish swim away and damage the fishing industry in much of Latin America.25. What is the text mainly about? A. El Nino and its harmful effects. B. Extreme weather disasters ever. C. The hottest years ever in history. D. The strongest El Nino in history. 26. Which of the following statements is TRUE about El Nino? A. It results from hurricanes or typhoons in the oceans. B. It happens every two years and last about half a year. C. It is a weather phenomenon occurring in the Atlantic. D. It can cause extreme weather, such as floods and droughts. 27. During an El Nino year, ______. A. the wind blows so strongly that it causes the water to pile up B. the fishing industry in much of Latin America is likely to suffer C. the more typhoons it experiences, the warmer the Western Pacific is D. the surface water in the Eastern Pacific usually gets colder than ever 28. El Nino in fact results from ________. A. a little Spanish child’s trick B. the natural rotating of the Earth C. an American expert’s prediction D. the weaker winds in the Pacific C For most people today, their GPS (Global Positioning System) has become a life line, giving directions to the nearest bathroom or restaurant. But the price we pay for the convenience could be our sense of direction. “I do think GPS devices cause our navigational(导航) skills to atrophy, ”said Nora Newcombe, a US psychologist who studies how the human brain navigates. “The problem is that you don’t see an overview of the area and where you are in relation to other things.‖ To understand the risk, you first need to understand how our brain keeps us from getting lost. Through experiments, researchers have found that our navigational strategies usually fall into two groups. The first involves a spatial (空间的) map inside your brain. As you explore an area, you think about how the streets fit together and the best way to get between different locations. Eventually, the map lets you navigate between any two points in the area. The second involves a series of landmarks and steps: Turn right at the gas station, and your school is on the left. It’s quick and reliable, but less flexible–it doesn’t help you get from your school to a totally new place, even if it’s nearby. According to the research, people who are bad at navigation have trouble with the first strategy–creating spatial maps. What’s more, further studies have shown that people’s ability to create spatial maps is decided by how often we use the skill. That helps explain what happens when people trust themselves with GPS devices. According to a research, people depending on GPS show more activity in the part of the brain that is good at following directions – but less activity in the part which creates the spatial maps.

It turns out that our sense of direction isn’t the only thing we could lose. One thing that could go is our connection to the environment we travel through. Researchers have found that when people rely on GPS while driving, their memory of their trip is of a route on a screen, rather than the landscape they traveled through. 29. The underlined word ―atrophy‖ in Paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _______. A. become stronger B. become weaker C. become more useful D. become less important 30. People having a poor sense of direction _______. A. rely more on the first strategy than the second for direction B. usually find the second strategy more reliable and flexible C. tend to have problems creating spatial maps in their mind D. are likey to become wiser by using the GPS navigation 31. How could the frequent use of GPS affect people according to the article? A. It might ruin their ability to navigate. B. It is to produce more activity in their brain. C. It enables them to enjoy better scenery along. D. It makes them become less independent. 32. What can be inferred about the writer’s attitude towards using GPS? A. He encourages us not to use it. B. He thinks highly of this technology. C. He doesn’t care how often it’s used. D. He discourages us from overusing it. D Dear Daughter, We have not seen you for a while now, so I thought we might check in. Did you fall off the edge of the Earth? Your mother worries, you know, and I am just curious. Well, I am more than 5curious. I feel abandoned. Apparently you’ve abandon us for your career. I can understand that, because you’ve always had a wonderful work ethic. Look, obviously your long absence has confused us. As we go about our daily routines, your mother and I are distracted – both by your absence and our pride in your career. The other day, I entered my work password into the microwave, then stood there cursing it for not working. Listen, a lot has happened since you’ve been away. Abraham Lincoln was shot. We had two more children – a princess, now 23; a boy, now 12. Yesterday I bought a very clean 2001 Camaro car from an older woman. Your mother is not happy about this. She says it is the kind of muscle car driven by ex-criminals when they examine your house at 2 am. In response, I tell her it was the car of my dreams when I was 18. So that’s where your long absence has left us. Your long absence is not so bad, though we miss your roaring laughter ... the way your cheeks flush when you eat Thai food. How you always march too hard into the house, like a Scotsman stepping on snakes. Each evening, your mother now waits by the window the way she did when you used to step off the bus in first grade. Bet that drove you crazy even then, her running out on the porch like you’d just returned from a month-long journey to the moon. Look, parents are not easy people. But should the urge ever hit you, feel free to stop by

sometime. Our house is your house. Our hearts are yours too. And your mother is still waiting by the window . Love, Dad 33. The author entered the wrong password into the microwave because ______. A. kinds of passwords made him confused B. he was totally obsessed with his work C. he was affected by his daughter’s long absence D. he had forgotten how to use the microwave 34. The author describes his and his wife’s current situation by ______. A. comparing the past and present B. talking about history and his dream C. listing changes they have made to their routines D. detailing strange things they have started doing 35. From the article, we can conclude that the author is ________. A. humorous B. inspiring C. serious D. patient 第二节 (共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 1 0 分) 根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填人空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余 选项。 America’s holiday shopping season started on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. 36 Shoppers make the most money this time of year, about 20 percent to 30 percent of all revenue all year. About 136 million people shopped during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. 37 In an era of instant information, shoppers can use their mobile phones to find deals. Nearly 80 percent of this year’s holiday shoppers, or about 183.8 million people, shopped on Cyber Monday. 38 Online spending on Black Friday rose 15 percent to hit $2.7 billion this year. Cyber Monday spending increased 12 percent to $3 billion. NBC News reported that for many, shopping online was a more comfortable alternative than crowded malls. The shift to online shopping has had a big impact on solid shopping malls. Since 2010, more than 24 shopping malls have closed and an additional 60 are struggling. Fortune says the weakest of the malls have closed. 39 According to a survey, 94.2percent of malls were full with shops by the end of 2014. That is the highest level in 27 years. The average American consumer will spend about $805 on gifts. That’s about $630.5 billion between November and December – an increase of 3.7 percent from last year. 40 That goes to China’s Singles’ Day, celebrated on November 11, which posted record sales of $14.3 billion in 2015. A.More and more people shop online nowadays. B.However, the business in malls is thriving again, it adds. C.It is the busiest shopping day of the year. D.One-in-five Americans used a tablet or smart-phone. E.The traditional mall industry can hardly survive. F.Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. G.Nonetheless, Cyber Monday is not the biggest online shopping day in the world. 第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第一节 完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分)

阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中,选出可以填人空白处的 最佳选项。 When he was a little boy, he was called ―Sparky‖ after a cartoon horse named Spark Plug. School was all but impossible for him. He failed 41 subject in the eighth grade. And though he did manage to 42 the school’s golf team, he lost the only important match of the season. Throughout his youth, Sparky was awkward 43 . In fact, Sparky was astonished 44a classmate ever said hello to him beyond school hours. Sparky was a 45 . He, his classmates … everyone knew it. So he learned to 46 it. He made up his mind that if things were meant to work out, they would. One thing was important to Sparky, 47 – drawing. He was proud of his artwork. No one else 48 it. But that didn’t seem to matter to him. In his senior year of high school, he sent some cartoons to the yearbook. The editors rejected his ideas. 49 that, Sparky was convinced of his ability. He even decided to become a(/an) 50 . So, after completing high school, Sparky wrote to Walt Disney Studios. In spite of careful preparation, his artwork was 51 . One 52 confirmation that he was a loser. But Sparky still didn’t 53 . He decided to tell his own life’s story in cartoons. The main character was a little boy who 54 the boy who always lost and underachieved. 55 ,Sparky’s cartoon character came to become a kind of cultural phenomenon. People readily identified with this ―lovable loser‖. He 56 people of the painful and embarrassing moments from their own past. The character later became famous worldwide ―Charlie Brown‖. And Sparky, the boy 57 many failures never kept him from trying, whose work was rejected 58 , is the highly successful cartoonist Charles Schultz. 59 cartoon series continue to be popular, reminding us, as someone 60 , that life somehow finds a way for all of us, even the losers. 41.A.every B.all C.none D.neither 42.A.compete B.make C.participate D.attend 43.A.socially B.physically C.financially D.spiritually 44.A.unless B.once C.while D.if 45.A.winner B.success C.loser D.coward 46.A.live with B.struggle with C.fight with D.deal with 47.A.besides B.therefore C.however D.though 48.A.appreciate B.care C.realize D.consider 49.A.Despite B.Owing to C.Thanks to D.Although 50.A.athlete B.character C. artist D.worker 51.A.proved B.accepted C.confirmed D.rejected 52.A.less B.more C.else D.another 53.A.turn up B.bring up C.give in D.give up 54.A.sympathized B.symbolized C.standardized D.criticized 55.A.Suddenly B.Hardly C.Apparently D.Gradually 56.A.informed B.warned C.accused D.reminded 57.A.which B.where C.whose D.who 58.A.from time to time B.again and again C.once in a while D.here and there 59.A.His B.Their C. Her D.Our 60.A.commented B.knew C.recognized D.saw

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第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第二节 (共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) 阅读下面材料,在空白处填人适当的内容(1 个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。 In a person’s life, there are many important lessons __61__ (affect) you forever. When I was in elementary school, I got into a major ___62___(argue) with a boy in my class. I have forgotten____63____ we argued about, but I will never forget the lesson I learned from it. I ____64____ (convince) that I was right and that boy was wrong — and he firmly believed the opposite. Our teacher brought us to her desk, and asked him to stand by one side and me on the___65___ side of the desk. On the desk, there was a large and round object which I could clearly see black. She asked the boy what color the object was. ―White,‖ he answered. I couldn’t believe that he ___66___ have said the object was white while it was ___67___ (obvious) black! Then the teacher told us to stand where the other stood. Now my answer was ―White‖ because it was__68__ object with two differently colored sides. The lesson ___69___ (learn) that day was important: you must stand ___70___ other people’s shoes and look at the situation through their eyes to truly understand their perspectives. 第四部分 写作(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节 短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共 有 10 处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(∧),并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。 修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意:1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词; 2.只允许修改 10 处,多者(从第 11 处起)不计分。 Dear Sir or Madam, Knowing that our library is going to buy more books, I’d like to give some advices. What we need most are popular science books, that usually explain basic principles of the nature in a simple and interesting way. They help us understand science subjects better and arousing our curiosity about scientific discoveries. In addition to reading for knowledge, we read for fun and inspiration. That is how I recommend another category of books: literary books. These classic works, writing by great masters , present noble thoughts through fascinating stories and beautifully language. It not only provide us joy and excitement, but also encourage us to think critically. I would appreciate this if you could consider my recommendation. Yours sincerely, Li Hua 第二节 书面表达(满分 25 分) 学校英文杂志 New Babel 向高三学生征文,主题是“My Life in the Senior Year” ,内容包括: 1.高三生活概况; 2.问题或困难; 3.解决方法或建议。 注意:1.词数 100 左右;2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。 My Life in the Senior Year

成都七中高 2016 届高三一诊模拟英语试题参考答案
I. 听力答案: 1-5 CBCBB 6-10 BBACA 25-28 ADBD 11-15 ACACA 29-32 BCAD 16-20 CCCAB 33-35 CAA

II. 阅读理解: 21-24 BDAB III. 阅读七选五:

36-40 CADBG 46-50 ACAAC 51-55 DBDBD 56-60 DCBAA

IV. 完形填空:41-45 ABADC V. 语法填空:

61. affecting 62. argument 63.what 66. should 67. obviously VI. 短文改错: Dear Sir or Madam, 68. an

64. was convinced 69. learnt/learned

65. other 70. in

Knowing that our library is going to buy more books, I’d like to give some advices. advice What we need most are popular science books, that usually explain basic which principles of the nature in a simple and interesting way. They help us understand science subjects better and arousing our curiosity about scientific discoveries. arouse In addition to reading for knowledge, I read for fun and inspiration. That is how I recommend another category of books:literary books. These classic works, why

writing by great masters, present noble thoughts through fascinating stories and written beautifully language. It not only provide us ∧ joy and excitement, but also beautiful They with encourage us to think critically. I would appreciate this if you can consider my it recommendation. Yours sincerely, Li Hua VII. 书面表达 One possible version:
My Life in the Senior Year

As a senior three student, my life is extremely full and occupied. With a big dream to fulfill, I enjoy my school life, working diligently and passionately. However, I can’t deny that I am burdened with so much that I feel exhausted sometimes both physically and mentally. Too much homework takes away our time for enough exercise and the development of personal hobbies. My parents also push me a lot, which contributes to some unpleasant conflicts or misunderstanding between us. How I wish our society would pay more attention to our health and all-round development! Leaving us less but more efficient homework will help make our study life in senior three more colorful!

英语听力材料录音原文 Text 1 W: Excuse me. This is the address. How do I find it? M: Right. You’ll need a street map. Here’s one, and I’ll show you where it is. Text 2 W: Oh my! My car broke down, and I have to meet my aunt at the railway station before noon. M: You’re lucky. I can drop you off on my way. Text 3 W: Did you hear that Mr. Peterson is coming next week, Gordon? M: Yes, so I called all the department heads to my office this morning. We need to give him reports on our program. Text 4 W: I hope you like the book I lent you. I wasn’t sure if you’d be interested. M: I had the same doubt at first. But once I started, I simply couldn’t put it down. Text 5 W: What is going on? It’s May, and we still have to wear warm clothes.

M: Well, there’s some good news on the radio. You probably can wear shorts tomorrow. Text 6 W: Harry, let’s play some ping-pong today. M: I’d love to play a set or two, but my right arm hurts. I’ve decided to stop playing ping-pong until it feels better. W: Well, how about going skating? M: I’d like to, but my knee hurts, too. W: Harry, stop making excuses! You’re just lazy. M: No, I’m not! You know, there’s a basketball match on TV today. Let’s just stay home and watch it. W: OK. You stay, and I’ll play with Helen. Text 7 W: What do you want to do tonight? M: How about going to the cinema? I should be home from work at 5:45. Then we can go out and eat before we see a film. W: What do you want to see? M: There’s a good art film at the Green House Cinema. W: Let’s see…it starts at 6:15. I don’t think we can get there in time to see the beginning. How about the action film at the New State Cinema? It starts at 6:50. Perhaps the 7:00 one at the UME Cinema is even better. It stars Jackie Chan. M: OK, that’s fine. I like him, too. Text 8 M: Hey, Lucy. Do you have some time to talk about next week’s trip with me? W: Sure, Dave. M: OK. So, we’re leaving on Monday from Hartsfield International Airport, and returning on Friday. Do we take ourselves to the airport? Maybe we need to book a taxi, or just go by bus. W: No, we don’t have to. The company car will pick us up and take us there. M: Oh, that’s good. When? W: Our flight leaves at 11:00 a.m., so they should pick us up between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Besides, the company pays for our trip, including hotel and food. M: How much will that be? W: Well, New York is a pretty expensive city. So, each of us will get $200 a day. M: Oh, OK. Thanks for telling me that. W: You’re welcome. Text 9 W: Please sit down. Let’s see…you’re Mr. Smith. Is that correct? M: Yes. John Smith. W: And you’re interested in this job? M: Yes, I am. I’ll graduate from college the coming June. My major is Chinese. W: I see. Have you ever done any work in this field? M: Yes, I used to be a tour guide for Chinese travellers. W: Good. Now, how much money do you expect to have for a year? M: From what I’ve read, it seems that a starting pay would be around $12,000 a year.

W: Here, you would start at $10,500 for the first year…a kind of training period. Then you would go to $15,000. M: That sounds fair enough. What do you think are the chances for me to get a job here? W: Well, I’m talking to three people today and four tomorrow. We’ll be hiring two people. You’ll hear from us sometime next month. Good luck! And thanks for coming in today. Text 10 M: Well, I’d love to share with you my personal opinions on city life and life in small towns. I grew up in a small town until I was 18 and then moved to a big city, so I have experienced the good and bad sides of both. I never thought that I would like living in a big city, but I was wrong. After ten years of living in one, I can’t imagine ever living in a small town again. Surely small towns and big cities both have some problems in terms of transport. In a small town, you have to own a car to make life comfortable. You can’t get around without one because there isn’t any kind of public transport. Big cities generally have heavy traffic and expensive parking, but there you have a choice of taking public transport, which is cheaper than driving. So, if you don’t have a car, you’d better live in the city. I also love the exciting life in big cities. I can always enjoy a lot of films, concerts, and other wonderful shows. However, these things are not common in small towns. The final thing I like about large cities is that you can meet different kinds of people. However, you seldom find such a variety of people in a smaller town. I think that living in an area where everyone was just like me would quickly become dull. Of course, safety should be considered, and that’s one area where small towns are better than big cities. Still, I would rather be a bit more careful and live in a large city than to feel safe but dull.


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