厦门市 2013-2014 学年(上)高三质量检测 英 语 试 题
本试卷分第—卷(选择题)和第二卷(非选择题)两部分。第一卷 1 至 13 页，第二 卷 14 页。满分 150 分。考试时间 120 分钟。 注意事项： l．答题前，考生务必先将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡上。 2．考生作答时，请将答案答在答题卡上，请按照题号在各题的答题区域(黑色线框)内 作答，超出答题区域书写的答案无效。在草稿纸、试卷上答题无效。 3．选择题答案使用 2B 铅笔填涂，如需改动，用橡皮擦干净后，再选涂其他答案标号；非选择 题答案使用 0.5 毫米的黑色中性(签字)笔或碳素笔书写，字体工整、笔迹清楚。 4．保持答题卡卡面清洁，不折叠，不破损。考试结束后，将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。
第一卷(选择题共 115 分)
第一部分：听力(共两节，满分 30 分) 做题时，先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案转涂到 答题卡上。 第一节(共 5 小题；每小题 l .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.$9.15. 答案是 B。
l does the conversation probably take place? A .At the beach． B .On the plance. C.In the music hall. 2 .How is the man probably feeling now? A .Tired. B．Sorry． C.Worried. 3. What is the probable relationship between the speaker? A. C0-worker. B Neighbours. C. Classmates. 4. Who is going on a trip during the holiday? A. The woman. B. The man. C. The kid. 5.What are the speakers going to do? A．Visit Greece B .Draw pictures C Read a book. 第二节(共 1 5 小题；每小题 1. 5 分，满分 22. 5 分) 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独自后有几个小题，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，各小题给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 8 题． 6．When did this conversation take place? A. At the beginning of the new term B .During the summer vacation C. In the last period of the term 7．Why did Tom come there? A. To meet a new teacher. B. To say goodbye to Lily. 8．How did Tom feel when he saw Lily? A. Excited. B. Anxious． 听第 7 段材料，回答第 9 至 11 题。 9．Where might the speakers be? A. At home. B. At the theatre . 10 .What music does the girl always favor? A. Irish music. B. Jazz. 11．When will they go to the concert together? A. Every Friday． B .This Friday． 听第 8 段材料，回答第 12 至 14 题。 12 .What is Mart? A．An artist. B. A manager. 13. What is Matt to the girl? A. Brother． B．Boyfriend. 14. How many people are there in the girl?s family at least? A .3 . B .4 . 听第 9 段材料，回答第 15 至 17 题。 15. Where has Billy been? A. The Forbidden City. B .The Great Wall. 16. What activity was most popular among boys? A. Jump rope. B .Hide-and—seek. 17. Why is it easy for visitors to get lost? A. Hutongs are rare to westerners. B. There are a lot Of twists and turns C .There?re 3 or4 generations living together 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18 .How many countries were involved in the research? A .45 . B. 81. 19. What do most online customers think of female models? A .Healthy. B. Beautiful. 20. In which country might people prefer skinny models?
C .To attend a history class. C .Surprised.
C. In the car． C. Classic music. C .Next Friday．
C .A student C .Boss. C. 5.
C. Hutongs. C. Soccer.
C .94. C .Too thin.
A .New Zealand.
B. Switzerland .
英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分）
第一节 单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 例：It is generally considered unwise to give a child _______ he or she wants. A. however B .whatever C. whichever D. whenever 答案是 B。 21.一 What do you think of the news related to you on the Internet，ME Woods? 一 _______. A .No comment B. Thank you C .With pleasure D.All right 22 .The Christmas tree outside Ealing Town Hall was made of 900 plastic bottles _______by local school children. A．being collected B. having collected C. collected D .collecting 23 .TV series Where Are We Going,Dad have made an _______ on kids since it was broadcast on Hunan TV. A .explanation B. investigation C .operation D .impression 24 .Nelson Mandela’s death may,in the short term，unite South Africa in ways _______have never been seen before. A .by which B. that C. in which D. who 25 .According to the press，nothing but some fingerprints _______ left in the broken-in store. A. has been found B. has found C have been found D .have found 26. The power has been cut off temporarily because the wiremen _______ electrical lighting. A．were checking B. have checked C. are checking D. checked 27. Too many tourists would _______ the fun of travelling on Gulang Islet. A. spoil B. increase C .harm D .bring 28. Failing for the first time has made him come to know _______ important a second chance is. A .whether B .how C .what D .why 29. Try to show what you are _______ of during your short interview for a position. A. curious B. cautious C .considerate D. capable 30.一 Have you been to Australia? 一 NO I?d like to，_______. A. too B .yet C .though D. either 31. Xiamen—Shenzhen High Speed Railway opened to traffic on Dec.28 last year, _______ the two 0f China?s economic zones. A. to link B. linking C. linked D. having linked 32.一 You’ve passed the driving test?-一 No You See the new driving test rules are much stricter than _______ in the past. A.that B .one C.those D .ones 33. I suggest you delete the useless files on the computer which _______ to much space.
A. give away B. make up C .set aside D. take up 34. Had the government limited the sales of cars much earlier,traffic jam and pollution _______ so serious now． A. has not been B. would not be C .had not been D .wouldn't have been 35. Not until Edward Snowden?s letout _______ that the NSA planted agents inside??World of Warcraft” ，all online game. A .did the world know B. had the world known C. the world knew D. the world had known 第二节完形填空(共 20 小题 i 每小艇 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，选出可以填入空 白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 I?m one of the luckiest kids. I have already visited over 27 countries. Sure I 36 and learned from all of these experiences，but one thing was 37 一 I didn?t appreciate them enough. 38 ， two things have helped open my eyes to the wonderful and amazing 39 I have today．I believe in appreciating what you have 40 you have it. In 2003，several 41 desffoyed the city of San Diego．All the news，stories of families who had lost their homes 42 the citizens. I felt so sorry for all of those families， 43 considering that I could some day be one of them. That day came on October 22，2007，without 44 .Our family had evacuated(撤离) Along with a half million people as theWitch Creek Fire 45 .Ashes were filling everywhere creating a thick dark cloud that 46 the sun. More than 1，700 homes were burnt to the ground 47 file fighters fought long and hard to save our houses，the force of the wind was 48 .Later that night，we received a phone call with the bad news：our 49 had been bumt to the ground. After a week of disbelief,I started t 50 how much I had lost Long before these days of destruction，our family 51 a trip to India. Although we were still in crisis(危机)mode，we started on our long journey to this 52 place. On top of being stressed and discouraged，India gave me a whole new perspective(视角).Poverty, pollution ， and overpopulation were all 53 us The astonishing sights only made me 54 everything I had even more. Fortunately ,through 55 my house and traveling to India,,I have realized that being appreciative is one of the keys to a happy and fulfilling life. 36 . A .suffered B. witnessed C. enjoyed D .accepted 37. A satisfying B. challenging C. demanding D .missing 38. A. Hopefully B. Personally C. Luckily D .Obviously 39 .A .adventure B．1ife C .journey D. position 40. A. while B .before C .unless D. since 41. A .battles B .fires C. floods D .earthquakes 42. A .excited B. disappointed C. inspired D. frightened 43. A .never B .always C.regularly D .meanwhile 44.A hesitation B. warning C. doubt D. complaint 45 .A .died away B. went on C. broke out D. went off
46 .A .covered 47. A. Because 48 .A. imaginable 49. A. house 50. A . mention 51. A .declared 52 .A.familiar 53 .A .for 54. A .confuse 55. A. losing
B. reflected B. Although B. accessible B. family B. forget B. guaranteed B. wealthy B. around B.desert B. rebuilding
C. surrounded C. Once C. impossible C. company C. realize C. cancelled C. generous C. among C. appreciate C. damaging
D. prevented D. After D. unstoppable D. country D. survey D. planned D. foreign D. beyond D. protect D. decorating
第三部分 阅读理解(共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 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，井在答 题卡上将该项涂黑。 ’ A Oprah Winfrey，born in 1954，is all American talk show host, best known for her multi—award-winning talk show.She is also, according to some assessments，the most influential woman in the world. It's no surprise that her endorsement(认可)can bring overnight sales fortune that defeats most，if not all，marketing campaigns .The star features about 20 products each year On her “Favorite Things”show．There’s even a term for it: the Oprah Effect Her television career began unexpectedly. When she was 16 year old，she had the idea 0f being a journalist to tell other people’s stories in a way that made a difference in their lives and the world．She was on television by the time she was 19 years old. And in 1986 she started her own television show with a continuous determination to succeed at first TIME magazine wrote， “People would have doubted Oprah Winfrey?s swift rise to host of The most popular talk show on TV .In a field ruled by white males，she is a black female of big size. As interviewers go，she is no match for，say，what she lacks in journalistic toughness．She makes up for in plainspoken curiosity，rich humor and，above all understanding Guests with sad stories to tell tend to bring out a tear in Oprah’s eye .They，in turn，often find themselves exposing things they would not imagine telling anyone，much less a national TV audience.” “I was nervous about the competition and then I became my own competition raising the bar every year，pushing，pushing，pushing myself as hard as 1 knew. It doesn't matter how far you might rise. At some point you are bound to fall if you’re constantly doing what we do, raising the bar. If you're constantly pushing yourself higher， higher the law of averages， you will at some point fall. And when you do 1 want you to know this，remember this：there is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction” as Oprah addressed graduates at Harvard on May 30， 2013. 56. The Oprah Effect refers to _______ A .the effect On a business B. the power of Oprah’s opinions C.the impact On talk shows D .the assessment of Oprah’s talk show
57 .What can be inferred about Oprah?s television career? A .She once gave up on her choice B . Her swift success has been expected． C. It lives up to her parents?expectation. D. She must have been challenged by white males. 58 .The message from Oprah to graduates at Harvard is that _______. A .success comes after failure B .failure is nothing to fear C.there is no need to set goals too high D. pushing physical limits makes no sense 59. Which 0f the following best describes Oprah Winfrey? A. Dull and pushy. B .Honest but tough. C. Caring and determined. D. Curious but weak. B For a long time the packaging industry has been attacked for using what is thought as large amounts of packaging，choosing materials which are felt to have high impacts on the environment，and for being responsible for littering and overflowing land fills.In a study performed by WRAP,one of the first to study food waste in the UK in 2012，the most frequent responses when consumers were asked about packaging were “uses too much material’ ’ and “bad for the environment”, The conclusions of these reports highlighted that the degree of the problem has been largely underestimated：at least 30％ of food produced in the world is wasted. These figures are similar no matter if you are in the developed or developing world. However, two publications from cross—industry work groups were published recently, and have managed to reset the discussion to take into account the benefits of packaging for sustainability(可持续性).The first publication， “The Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability'’ ，describes an agreed common approach towards measuring packaging sustainability metrics(指标)，so that the industry is not competing based on the definition of a metric，but rather competing based on performance The second was， “'Packaging in the Sustainability Agenda, A Guide for Corporate Decision Makers” ，which highlighted the contributions of packaging to the three aspects of sustainability：packaging protects products and prevents waste(environmental aspect)； packaging enables efficient business conduct(economic aspect)； and packaging provides consumers with the benefits of the products it contains(social aspect) Packaging performs indeed a wide variety of functions throughout the value chain and contributes to reducing food waste by protecting ingredients(佐料)and products during transportation and by delivering family—sized packages. Food waste could be avoided for single households if they are provided with the choice of pack sizes meeting their consumption patterns and are not forced to buy larger packs that they may not be able to finish before the use—by date. Despite the fact that smaller sized packs use more packaging, the fact that food waste is reduced would nevertheless decrease overall environmental impacts of the packed product． 60. It has long been thought that _______. A. packaging does great harm to the environment B. WRAP is the first authority to study food waste in UK C. packaging offers a powerful means to reduce food waste
D. larger quantities of food are wasted in developed countries 61. According to the two publications in Paragraph 2，_______. A. an agreement should be reached on measuring packaging sustainability B .the industry should compete based on the definition of sustainability metrics C .smaller sized packs promotes less packaging and purchase among consumers D .sustainable packaging is eco-friendly，economically practical and socially beneficial 62 What will most probably be discussed in the following paragraph ? A．.Economic benefits from packaging B. Guidance on reducing food waste C Economic loss caused by packaging． D Arguments against small sized packs 63 The author?s attitude towards packaging is—— A casual B negative C approving D doubtful 64 Which of the following is the best title of the passage? A Packaging and Food Waste B The New“Pack-age?? C Sustainable Packaging and Recycling D Say NO to Packaging C Hom e>> Polic e (VP D) Hom e>>Community Resources
Citizens in the City of Vancouver that are interested in making their neighborhoods safer are encouraged to apply for the Vancouver Police Department?s volunteer program called“Neighbors On Watch『NOW)” NOW accepts applications yearround and holds training academies several times per year. Allvolunteer applicants must successfully pass a screening f 筛 选 )process which includes ： criminal background investigation ， fingerprints，interviews，and reference check
Positive relationships between the police，the community and individual citizens are extremely important and are vital to the success of Community Centered Policing . Consequently, citizen volunteer programs are a whole part of the community policing efforts of the Vancouver Police Department. An especially important aspect of such efforts is the positive impact individual citizens can have on our community?s crime problems and quality of life issues
Please print the Volunteer Application and attach the required documents listed on Page 5 of the
application. Return the completed application to the address noted on the application packet cover sheet. Be over 21-years old and pass a background check Be a US Citizen Live in the city of Vancouver Attend a 24 hour training academy Volunteer at least four hours per month Team up with other volunteers to watch out your neighborhood
To help reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods To promote cooperation between citizens and police officers To educate citizens on crime prevention To unite residents for a devoted reason To help make law carried out more effectively and productively To make a difference in your community If interested ,please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Cheney at (360)487-7467 or at kelly .email@example.com 65 From the NOW program，we can learn that______. A it helps bring in a big fortune to the community B the community offers training programs several times per month C NOW?s screening process for applicants is very strict D the community attaches little importance to the security of citizens 66 If you are applying for NOW ,you are at least required to_____ A be aged between 20 and 50 B work for 24 hours per month C have team spirits D have a trainer certification 67 The main purpose of the NOW program is to———— A educate citizens on law-making B employ a la％e number of regular policemen C promote the spirits of volunteering D encourage citizen participation in community policing
D Night Walks by Charles Dickens Some years ago，inability to sleep，owing to an upsetting impression，caused me to walk about the streets all night，for a series of several nights The disorder might have taken a long time to overcome，if it had been carelessly experimented on in bed；but，it was soon defeated by the active treatment of geeing up directly after lying down，and going out，and coming home tired at sunrise In the course of those nights．I finished my education in a fair amateur experience of houselessness My major object being to get through the night，the pursuit(追求)of it brought me into sympathetic relations with people who have no other object every night in the year The month was March，and the weather damp，cloudy，and cold The sun not rising before half-past five，the night looked so long at half-past twelve：which was about my time for facing it The restlessness of a great city，before it can get to sleep，formed one of the first entertainments offered to the contemplation(沉思)of us houseless people It lasted about two hours We lost a great deal 0fcOmPaniOnshjp when the late public·houses turned their lamps out， and when the waiters drove the last noisy drunken men into the street；but occasional passing vehicles and people who were in twos and threes were left with us，after that If we were very lucky，a policeman’s endless talk sprang and a fight turned up；but．in general．surprisingly little of this scene was provided Except in the Haymarket，which is the worst kept part of London， and about Kent—street in the Borough，and along a part of the line of the Old Kent-road，the peace was seldom violently broken But，it was always the ease that London，as if in imitation of individual citizens be longing to it，had occasional restlessness After all seemed quiet ,if one taxi passed by，half-a- dozen would surely follow；and Houselessness even observed that drunken people appeared to be attracted towards each other；so that we knew when we saw one drunken object walk unsteadily out of a shop，that another drunken object would follow before five minutes were out，to fraternize (亲善)or fight with it As the street experience in the night，so the street experience in the day；the common folk who come unexpectedly into a little fortune， come unexpectedly into a deal of alcohol At length these lights would die away，worn out——the last waking life walked home from some late pieman or hot-potato man——and London would sink to rest And then the longing of the houseless mind would be for any sign of company，any lighted place，any movement， anything suggestive of any one being up—nay．even so much as awake．for the houseless eye looked out for lights in windows． 68 The writer was unable to sleep because he_____． A met some disturbing things B wanted to experience houselessness C was too tired from walking about D planned to go out for a drink with friends 69 We carllearnfromParagraph4that________.
A Haymarket was the most popular place in London B drunken men were well treated in London C a great city like London favored entertainments D London was a quiet city in general 70 The last paragraph is intended to_____ A express loneliness and longings of houseless men B expose hard life of pie men and hot—potato men C warn readers against wandering after midnight D inform readers of the sleepless London 71 Which of the following best describes the author?s tone in this passage? A Insincere B Bitter C Light—hearted D Matter-of-fact E The chief inspector of the Office for Standards in Education ( Ofsted ) in England，Sir Michael has called for national tests to be brought back for 7 一 and 14-year—olds(Key Stage 1 and 3)ironically，it was a 2002 report by Ofsted—arguing that English and maths should not be allowed to rule the curriculum(课程)一 that paved the way for tests for seven-year-olds being removed in 2003．But this year’s Ofsted annual report argued that the removal of exams had resulted in teaching standards dropping during the earlier years of the primary stage． Sir Michael said。 “If we really want to be one of the best powers in the world，we?ve got to make sure that this most important stage of a child?s education from pre-school to Key Stage 1is good”He spoke of Poland，which had shown significant improvements in the Programme for international Student Assessment(Pisa)tables published last week This，he said，was down to the country?s introduction of more national testing systems ‘ ‘More frequent testing would lead to a better distribution of staff in primary schools” ，the Chief inspector added， “We think that the in-school assessment is unreliable，and on occasions schools are lowering scores at Key Stage 1 to ensure that Key Stage 2 looks a lot better We?ve got to make sure that doesn?t happen” Baroness Garden of Frognal，the former education spokeswoman for the government，asked Sir Michael whether he was concerned that the move would lead to too much “teaching to the test ”.“Of course not .”Sir Michael replied When asked about the likely opposition from the Teaching unions，Sir Michael responded， “It is whether they can win the batter that is the issue． ” Russell Hobby，general secretary of tile National Association of Head Teachers，said that the attempt to take tests of seven-year-olds as an objective measure of performance when they have such a high level of variability shows all ignorance of the primary schools .“We spend？100 million a year On sending inspectors into schools to d0 lesson observations． ”he carried oil． “If they can?t work out from that whether a Key Stage l classis any good，why are we spending that money??? 72．What is to blame for the removal of national tests to 7-andl4 一 year-olds? A Too much teaching to tests． B Unreliable in-school assessment C．Heavy focus on English and maths D Strong opposition of teaching unions
73 The example of Poland is to show that______. A Sir Michael?s disapproval of national testing B the fierce competition existing in the schools of Poland C．the great need of introduction of Pisa to England D the critical role of national testing in raising the quality of teaching 74 What does “that?? in Paragraph 3 refer to? A．More frequent testing in the classroom B The dishonest practice of reducing test results C The poor academic performance in Key Stage l D The distribution of skilled teachers to primary schools． 75 Russell Hobby holds the view that______. A the inspectors are well aware of the primary schools B lesson observations can be enough to judge academic performance C tests should be set as the only measure of performance D the budget for government spending on inspectors should be reduced
厦门市 2013—2014 学年(上)高三质量检测
英 语 试 题
第二卷(非选择题共 35 分)
注意事项： 用 0.5 毫米黑色签字笔在答题卡上作答。在试卷上作答，答案无效。 第四部分写作(共两节，满分 35 分) 第一节短文填词(共 10 小题：每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 阅读下面短文，根据以下提示：l】汉语提示，2)首字母提示，3)语境提示，在每 个空格内填入一个适当的英语单词。所填单词要求意义准确，拼写正确。 Why do you learn a foreign 1anguagc?First of all ,believe it or not ,it helps to improve your native language As a person who(76)_______(说)only one language you have no basis for comparison In different languages the same idea is 0Ren(77) e in different ways． Knowing (78)______language gives you a great measuring stick and it will help you better understand your way of speech You will find yourself speaking and writing more creative and accurate(79)______(句子)Most great writers and poets are students of many languages Second， language is (80)_______makes us human It is the medium that we use to (81)__________分享) our thoughts with the world Could you imagine thinking(82)w language ? Learning a new language is like learning a new way to think .Lastly ,it can enrich your travel experiences (83)T is one of the great joys of life Why nut make the (84)m of your Experience ?Not knowing the native tongue you are completely left out of the culture People will Be more open to you(85)_________you make all effort to speak their language
第二节书面表达(满分 25 分) 某英语报社近期就“学生利用网络完成作业”的现象展开讨论。 请你根据所给漫画及内容要求，写一篇 120 词左右的短文向报社投稿。 内容要求 t 1 简要描述漫画内容；2 分析漫画所揭示的问题：3 提出看法。 注意；l_可适当发挥，使文章内容充实、连贯； 2 文中不能出现考生的具体信息。 3 开头已给出，不计入总词数。 As is seen from the cartoon，a girl……
厦门市 2013．2014 学年(上)高三质量检测
第一部分： 1A 2A 3 B 4 B 5 C 6 A 7 A 8 C 9 B 10 B 11C 12A 13B 14C 15A 16C 17B 18 A 19 C 20 C 第二部分： 21 A 22 C 23D 24B 25A 26C 27A 28B 29D 30C 31 B 32 C 33D 34B 35A 36C 37D 38C 39B 40A 41 B 42 D 43A 44B 45C 46A 47B 48D 49A 50C 5l D 52 D 53B 54C 55A 第三部分： 56 A 57 D 58B 59 C 60A 61D 62A 63C 64B 65C 66 C 67 D 68A 69D 70A 71B 72C 73D 74B 75B 第四部分： 第一节： 76 speaks 77 expressed 78 another 79 sentences 80 what 81 share 82without 83 Travelling 84 most 85if/when 按参考答案给分，如果出现与参考答案不同，但符合题目要求的答案也可以接受，具 体由阅卷点裁定。 第二节： 一、评分原则 1 本题总分为 25 分，按 5 个档次给分； 2 评分时，先根据文章的内容和语言初步确定其所属档次，然后以该档次的要求米衡最，确 定或调整档次，最后给分： 3 词数少于 100 和多于 150 的，从总分中减去 2 分： 4 评分时应注意的主要内容为：内容要点、应用词汇和语法结构的数量和准确性及上下文的 连贯性：
5．拼写与标点符号是语言准确性的一个方面。评分时，应视其对交际的影响程度予以考虑。 英、美拼写及词汇用法均可接受； 6 如书写较差，以至影响交际，将分数降低一个档次。 二、内容要点 1 简要描述漫嘶内容； 2 分析漫画所揭示的问题 3 提出自己的看法。 三、One possible version As is seen from the cartoon，a girl wearing a heavy schoolbag is turning to Baidu to finish her homework .While impressed by her way of doing homework，we can hardly fail to notice her schoolbag. Is it too much homework that has driven her to finish homework with the aid of searching engines? We students have a huge amount of homework every day．Every teacher will assign what they think the proper amount of homework，which actually turns out to be too much for us，thus making us either struggle with it or look for a quick solution on the Internet In my opinion．teachers should put themselves in our shoes and give us less homework If our heavy burden can be eased，we will have more time to do our homework on our own and better digest what we have learned. 附：听力录音材料 Text l M: You look great today w： Um …1’ m enjoying myself in the sunshine， breathing the salty sea air and listening to the sound of waves Text 2 W：wow ,finally all done after 2weeks’hard work .Why not go to karaoke? M：Karaoke? Sorry．you know I am tone-deaf . I just want to go back home to have a rest W Oh come on Text 3 W: I hate to bring it up but the party you held M：Yeah? W; The music was played loudly into deep night and ¨ kept me awake M 0h lm sorry． Text4 M：The holiday is coming l am googling the best places recommended for the winter vacation. Are you going somewhere, too? W：Well I hope to but you know『have a kid and she is too young Text 5 M: Jennifer, what book are you reading?
W：It's a collection of pictures of the outdoor sculptures of Greek. M。I ?m very interested in it .May I have a look ? W Sure Let's read together. Text 6 W：Hello Tom Are you here for the first period? M： Um.. no . I just came to meet the new history teacher ,Mrs .Smith and I wasn?t expecting to see you here. W : Why not? M: Well… Lily ,to be honest, the whole class is talking about how you got fired and were replaced by M r s . Smith. W:( laughs) Is that so? In some way they are right. M：So we a re going to have M r s . Smith? W; In fact ,you are talking to M r s. Smith! I am not fired .I just got married over the summer vacation and changed my name! Text 7 M: This music is awesome l really enjoy it .How about you? W：I've never listened to Irish music before but I really like the music and atmosphere of this place M :You can download some more to appreciate when you go back home .I?m sure you?ll love it !You know, it's always been one of my favorites. W: So what other kinds of music do you like ? M：Classic and Jazz W: Really? I love jazz．too Every Friday night there is a Jazz concert in the local theatre not far from my home. Sometimes I drive there to listen to Jazz. M; Sounds like fun. May I go along with you? W：Of Course .But this Friday l have to visit my parents back home What about next Friday? M：Fine. I pick you up at 6 sharp. We can have dinner together and then go to the concert~ W: Great ！ Text 8 W：Take it easy ,Matt You’re going to be fine with my family． M：l don?t know. I mean… what is your super successful father going to think about you dating an artist ?He is the Regional Manager for W al —mart? W：Yes but actually he is quite easy-going. M：And your brother? W ：He is getting his MBA right now at Harvard University M your sister? W：She is the head of marketing i n her company. M：And you said your Mom had got a state award for her excellent work ,right? W: Yes But don?t worry．They re going to love you Text 9
W; Hey ,Billy! Long time no see .What have you been doing lately ? M：I've visited several places of historical interests in Beijing I have to say Forbidden City impressed me most And I’m thinking of going to the Great Wall and having a look of old Hutongs. W：Talking about Hutongs,I once lived there when I was a little child. M：Really !Come on．And tell me more about it W．Hutongs were heaven for children .We girls always played Jump rope and hide and-seek. Boys got together to hold Soccer matches M：Interesting !And l have also heard there a re many twists and turns ．right? W：That's true .So it is easy for people to lose their way．What seems rare to westerns is that a family with 3 or 4 Generations may often live together． M; No wonder people say the Hutongs have witnessed the traditional way of living in Beijing. Text 10 W：M r .Miller ,your company recently conducted a survey about people's idea of the body size of models，didn?t they ? M：Yes ,we have interviewed about 25 000 people n 45 countries. W：What were t he results? M: Well 81 percent of online customers agree that female models are too thin. And they believe it is likely that young girls might mistakenly consider being slim means being beautiful as a consequence W：in which countries are people most strongly against skinny models? M ： Those with the best quality of life in the world ,such as New Zealand ． Switzerland and Australia .As many as 94 percent Of those surveyed believe models are too thin. In their opinion，being healthy is the most important However in Asia, fewest people reject slimmest models W：That’s interesting !