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） 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。 1.Where does this conversation most probably take place? A. On an airplane. B. In a bookstore. C. At a post office. 2.What does the woman suggest the man do? A. Go to bed earlier. B. Move his alarm clock. C. Turn the alarm off. 3.What does the woman mean? A. She’s learned a lot from the literature class. B. She’s written some books on the world classics. C. She’s met some of the world’s best writers. 4.How does the woman feel about driving to work? A. She is tired of driving in the heavy traffic. B. She doesn’t mind as the road conditions are good. C. She is unhappy to drive such a long way every day. 5.What will probably happen to the woman? A. Miss her train. B. Catch her train. C. Cancel her train. 第二节（共 15 小题） 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 至 7 题。 6.What’s wrong with the man? A. He is very tired and sleepy. B. He is worried about his text. C. He is ill because of hard work. 7.What did the man do last night? A. He studied in the library. B. He went to a party. C. He prepared for a big text. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8.How did the two speakers get to their destination? A. By bike. B. By car. C. By taxi.
9.What are the two speakers going to watch? A. A film. B. A game. C. A car race. 10.Why did the two speakers arrive early? A. To find Peter. B. To meet the players. C. To get a good place. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11.Who is Jimmy? A. A policeman. B. A passer-by. C. Another truck driver. 12.What time was it when the accident happened? A. At 2:45. B. At 2:54. C. At 4:25. 13.Who or what was to blame for the accident? A. The truck driver. B. The driver of the blue Ford. C. The traffic lights. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14.What does the man want to do? A. To find a house with lower rent. B. To share a room with his close friend. C. To rent some place quiet enough to study. 15.Does the woman get familiar with the city? A. Maybe, as she has a little information to offer the man. B. Sure, as she knows where to find what the man needs. C. Yes, as she is in charge of the affairs. 16.What does the man probably do? A. A money cashier working in a supermarket. B. A manager arranging part time jobs. C. A student studying in a college. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17.When will the Burj Dubai be completed? A. In 2010. B. In 2009. C. In 2008. 18.Where is the center of the tallest buildings at present? A. In Europe and the Middle East. B. In North America and Asia. C. In Asia and the Middle East. 19.Why do people build so many tall buildings? A. Because tall buildings are wonderful to look at. B. Because tall building save more resources. C. Because people like to live in tall buildings. 20.What is the height of the Empire State Building? A. About 400 meters. B. About 200 meters. C. About 300 meters.
第二部分: 英语知识运用(共两节, 满分35 分)
第一节: 单项填空 (共15小题; 每小题1分,满分15分) 请认真阅读下面各题, 从题中所给的A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出最佳选项, 并在 答题卡上将该项涂黑。
21. A strong earthquake with a _________ magnitude of 7.0 hit Ya’an, Sichuan, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. A. confessed B. confirmed C. conflicted D. confused 22. Dick met Jenny at her graduation ceremony, _________ he was later to marry. A. which B. when C. where D. whom 23. Among the courses provided a student is free to choose _________ suits him best. A. whatever B. whichever C. however D. wherever 24. — What’s the capital of Niger? — _________ Let’s go online and find it out. A. You bet! B. Give me a break! C. Guess what! D. You’ve got me there! 25. Thanks to the rapid economic development , more and more residents of Suqian have plans to go overseas for their holidays, _________? A. don’t they B. do they C. does it D. doesn’t it 26. The students were shopping for hours in the bookshop and managed to _________ books of bargains. A. come across B. pick up C. deal with D. take in 27. The newcomer believed that it was the university he graduated from _________ made a difference to his application for the job. A. who B. that C. what D. which 28. Michael hasn’t been in touch with me for ages. He _________ my new cell phone number. A. can’t get B. mustn’t get C. can’t have got D. shouldn’t have got 29. The city of Beijing will kick off a spring cleanup _________ on Thursday, urging all officials to set an example by getting involved in street cleaning. A. campus B. candidate C. occupation D. campaign 30. We can avoid being infected with H7N9 _________ we have a healthy lifestyle. A. so that B. so far as C. on condition that D. except that 31. Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday urged rescuers to spare no efforts to continue searching for victims _________ in the debris in quake-hit areas in Sichuan. A. trapping B. trapped C. having trapped D. to be trapped 32.I can hardly believe you got fined for speeding. I _________ of you as the most careful. A. am thinking B. think C. have thought D. thought 33. — Could you be so kind as to work an hour overtime, Portia? — ________，if you think it is necessary. A. Go ahead B. Yes, please C. I’m afraid not D. With pleasure 34. — I saw our teacher at the hospital the other day. — His daughter just had a baby and he _________ a visit to her. A. had paid B. is paying C. was paying D. has paid 35. More and more universities have a strong preference for independent recruitment, for it evaluates a candidate more _________.
第二节: 完形填空(共20 小题; 每小题1 分, 满分20 分) 请认真阅读下面短文, 从短文后各题所给的A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 U.S. prosecutors（起诉人）charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in a hearing Monday this week in his hospital room. Video taken by security 36 showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen 37 a backpack near the finish line of the race one week ago. The criminal complaint said he acted 38 his older brother, who was killed during a shootout with police early Friday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was 39 later that day after a massive search and rushed to the 40 with gunshot wounds. The criminal complaint did not mention a motive for the bombings, leaving 41 as one of the mysteries of the investigation. But an FBI 42 supporting the criminal complaint did reveal new details, such as the recollection of a man whose car was hijacked by the brothers while they tried to 43 . “Did you hear about the Boston explosion?” one of the brothers said to the carjack victim 44 ,“I did that.” The brothers carried two backpacks containing bombs that were 45 through the crowd near the finish line of the Marathon , killing three people and 46 more than 200. Ten people lost limbs from the bombs packed with nails. By Monday, Boston-area hospitals were 47 treating at least 48 people, with at least two listed in critical 48 . The 10-page complaint in the Boston case drew from investigators’ 49 of a mass of video and still images captured by security cameras, the media and the public at the race before and after the bombings. Thirty seconds 50 the first explosion, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was on the anxious bench, and after the blast, everyone around him turned to look in his 51 while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared calm. He then left his 52 on the ground and walked away. About 10 seconds later came the second explosion . The charges were issued shortly before the city paused at 2:50 p.m. to 53 the moment a week ago when the bombs exploded. A funeral was held for Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager who was killed in the bombings, and a memorial service was held for 54 victim, Chinese graduate student Lu Lingzi, 23. An 8-year-old boy, Martin Richard, was also killed. If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted, the 55 against him could bring him a death penalty. 36. A. laptops B. radios C. cameras D. computers 37. A. picked B. took C. made D. placed 38. A. in concert with B. in common with C. in charge of D. in contact with 39. A. pictured B. captured C. captioned D. punished 40. A. police station B. court C. hospital D. restaurant 41. A. which B. what C. one D. that
42. A. announcement 43. A. rob 44. A. proudly 45. A. set about 46. A. to wound 47. A. yet 48. A. condition 49. A. remark 50. A. since 51. A. direction 52. A. backpack 53. A. sign 54. A. other 55. A. blame
B. statement B. steal B. carefully B. set down B. to wind B. still B. state B. review B. after B. way B. schoolbag B. signal B. the other B. scold
C. argument C. escape C. amazedly C. set off C. winding C. already C. situation C. recall C. before C. path C. suitcase C. mark C. another C. punishment
D. achievement D. hijack D. timidly D. set up D. wounding D. though D. position D. repeat D. until D. road D. wallet D. symbolize D. others D. accusation
第三部分: 阅读理解(共15 小题; 每小题2 分, 满分30 分)
请认真阅读下列短文, 从短文后各题所给的A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A Hard times found their way into every area, group, and job. Workers struggled as factories closed. Farmers, hit with falling prices and natural disasters, were forced to give up their farms. Businessmen lost their stores and sometimes their homes. It was a severe economic crisis -- a depression. The economic crisis began with the stock market crash in October, 1929. For the first year, the economy fell very slowly. But it dropped sharply in 1931and 1932. And by the end of 1932, the economy collapsed almost completely. The gross national product is the total of all goods and services produced. During the three years following the stock market crash, the American gross national product dropped by almost half. The wealth of the average American dropped to a level lower than it had been twenty-five years earlier. All the gains of the 1920s were washed away. Unemployment rose sharply. The number of workers looking for a job jumped from 3% to more than 25% in just four years. One of every three or four workers was looking for a job in 1932. Those employment numbers did not include farmers. The men and women who grew the nation's food suffered terribly during the Great Depression. At that time, the federal government did not guarantee the money that people put in banks. When people could not repay loans, banks began to close. The depression caused serious public health problems. Hospitals across the country were filled with sick people whose main illness was a lack of food. The health department in New York City found that one of every five of the city’s children did not get enough food.
Ninety-nine percent of the children attending a school in a coal-mining area reportedly were underweight. In some places, people died of hunger. The quality of housing also fell. Families were forced to crowd into small houses or apartments to share costs. On and on the Great Depression continued. Of course, some Americans were lucky. They kept their jobs. And they had enough money to enjoy the lower prices of most goods. Many people shared their earnings with friends in need. Other Americans reacted to the crisis by leading protests against the economic policies of the Hoover administration. In 1932, a large group of former soldiers gathered in Washington to demand help. More than eight-thousand of them built the nation’s largest Hooverville near the White House. Federal troops finally removed them by force and burned their little shelters. 56. From the passage we can learn all the following except ________ . A. businessmen lost their stores or even homes B. banks closed down C. people could not repay loans D. the quantity of housing fell 57. What can we infer from the passage? A. Many people having jobs in the depression shared their earnings with friends in need. B. There were conflicts between military and former soldiers. C. 99% of children working in a coal-mining area were underweight for lack of food. D. A quarter of the children were found not to get enough food by the NY health department. 58. The underlined word “protests” in the last paragraph probably means ________ . A. big strikes B. negative defence C. opposition actions D. fierce attacks 59. What is the passage mainly about? A. An analysis of the reasons why the depression broke out. B. A brief description of people’s living in the depression. C. A general introduction of the depression. D. A variety of ways people went through the depression. B
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AIU High School offers several ideal solutions for students who have not yet completed high school and wish to earn their diploma. Depending on your unique situation, AIU has a program that allows you to complete your high school diploma as quickly as possible while giving you the necessary tools to prepare you for success career wise and at the university level. ＊American institution with prestige and registration with the Department of Education ＊Specialized instructors guide students via Video Conferences and Multimedia ＊Technology and self learning systems at AIU’s Virtual Campus ＊Accessible Tuition and Payment Plans No matter what program you decide is right for you, you can rest assured that you are on a path to secure a better future for yourself with AIU High School. Although the online lesson modules and video/audio lectures are designed to help you learn independently, AIU faculty and staff are available to assist you every step of the way. The programs may be taken virtually via distance learning without physical class attendance, all required materials are available at the online student section. 60. The first diagram (图表) shows that ________ . A. it’s more difficult for people with no diploma to find jobs than those with diplomas
B. people with bachelor’s degree earn over twice more than those with no diploma in general C. a person with bachelor’s degree can surely earn 1053 dollars a month D. the higher a person’s diploma is , the lower his income is 61. Which of the following about AIU is TRUE? A. Specialized teachers will instruct students via distance learning. B. The school is easily accessible virtually owing to free tuition. C. AIU will give you your high school diploma no matter who you are . D. AIU’s goal is to be an American institution with prestige and registration with the Department of Education . 62. We can learn from the last paragraph that ________ . A. students don’t have physics chasses B. students don’t have to come in person C. students needn’t be in good health physically D. students need to attend the school physically C Three studies show that a drug used to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer after it has spread also can treat it earlier. Results of the studies involving the drug Herceptin have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. They show that in some cases it cut by about fifty percent the chance that the cancer would reappear. The drug targets the kind of breast cancer known as H.E.R. two, or HER-two, positive. Women who produce too much of the HER-two protein have a cancer that is especially fast-growing. Researchers say about fifteen to twenty-five percent of women with breast cancer have this kind. Doctors can remove the cancer, but it is more likely than others to return. More than eight thousand women took part in the studies in Europe and North America. All had early HER-two positive breast cancer. The European study followed the progress of women for up to two years. The researchers say the cancer returned in twenty-three percent of those not receiving Herceptin. Only fourteen percent of the women who received the drug experienced a return of the cancer. The other two studies involved women who were treated with an operation, chemotherapy drugs and, in some cases, Herceptin. Thirty-three percent of the women who did not receive Herceptin had their cancer return within four years. This happened to only fifteen percent of those treated with Herceptin. Herceptin is an antibody that attaches itself to the HER-two gene on cancerous growths. It slows or stops the cancer from growing. Treatment must continue for one year. It costs about forty-eight thousand dollars.
The studies showed possible heart-related risks. About four percent of the women who took Herceptin along with other drugs suffered serious heart problems. The rate was only about half of one percent when patients took Herceptin within one year of completing other drug treatment. The researchers are not sure why these heart problems appeared. They say more and longer studies are needed to answer this and other questions about the drug. American doctors are being urged to treat early HER-two breast cancer with Herceptin. But some say it will take years to prove that these results can be repeated with all HER-two breast cancer patients. 63. The passage is most probably ________ . A. science fiction B. a survey report C. a social research D. a drug introduction 64. What does the underlined part “this kind” mean? A. The drug Herceptin cut the chance that the breast cancer would reappear by 50% . B. The breast cancer can be removed by doctors without returning. C. Women who produce too much HER-two protein should take the drug Herceptin. D. The breast cancer will reappear after it is removed. 65. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. The drug will be produced in large quantities for breast cancer patients in the near future. B. Taking Herceptin with other drugs may cause more risks than taking the medicine alone. C. Herceptin has more positive effects than negative ones so many patients need it. D.Only fifteen percent of those treated with Herceptin had their cancer return within four years. 66. What is the writer’s attitude towards the drug Herceptin? A. Disappointed B. Subjective C. Objective D. Positive D Two young artists named Sue and Joanna shared a studio apartment in the Greenwich Village area of New York, pursuing their dreams. In November pneumonia killed many people. Unluckily, Joanna got infected, too. One morning, a doctor examined Joanna and then spoke with Sue in another room. “She has decided that she has no chance. All we can do is give her a strong will to live.” Choking back her tears, Sue went to Joanna’s room. Joanna lay with her face toward the window, eyes wide open. She was counting something backward. “Twelve,” she said, and a little later “eleven” until “five,” almost together. Sue looked out of the window. What was there to count? There was a wall covered with an old ivy vine growing half way up it. The cold breath of autumn has stricken the leaves from the vine until it was almost bare. “Five what, dear?” asked Sue. “Leaves. On the ivy vine. When the last one falls I must go, too.” “Oh, Don’t be silly.” Said Sue, “You will get better.”
“There goes another one. I want to see the last one fall before it gets dark.” “Try to sleep.” said Sue. “I must call Mr. Behrman up to be my model for my drawing of an old miner. Don't try to move until I come back.” Old Behrman was a poor painter who lived in the building. For years he had always been planning to paint a work of art, but had never yet begun it. He earned a little money by serving as a model to artists who could not pay for a professional model. Sue found Behrman in his room. In one area was a blank canvas that had been waiting twenty-five years for the first line of paint. Sue told him about Joanna and how she feared that her friend would float away like a leaf. “What!” Old Behrman was angered at such an idea. “How silly! Just take me to her room.” Joanna was sleeping when they went in. A cold rain was falling, mixed with snow. The next morning, Sue awoke after an hour’s sleep. She found Joanna staring at the covered window. “Pull up the shade; I want to see.” Sue obeyed. “It’s the last leaf,” said Joanna. “It will fall today, and I will go with it.” When night came, the rain began to fall again with a strong wind. The next morning, Joanna demanded that the window shade be raised. The ivy leaf was still there. Joanna lay for a long time, looking at it. And then she called Sue, “I have been a bad girl. I’m so wrong. Now I want to get well and paint again.” The doctor came to see Joanna in the afternoon. He told Sue “Joanna is improving. Now I must see Behrman. Pneumonia, too, very ill. Little hope for him.” Later that day, Sue came to Joanna, and put one arm around her. “Mr. Behrman died of pneumonia in the hospital today. He was sick only two days. When someone went into his room, Behrman was lying there with his shoes on. His shoes and clothes were all wet. Nobody knew why.” “Oh, poor Behrman!” cried Joanna. “See the last leaf on the wall,” said Sue, “ It looks like a real leaf, doesn’t it? ” “A real leaf ? ” “Ah, darling, it is Behrman's masterpiece — he painted it there the night when the last leaf fell.” 67. Which is the correct order of events of the story? ① Joanna counted the leaves of an old ivy vine waiting for her death. ② The doctor advised Sue to do something to bring hope of life to Joanna. ③ Young painter Joanna got infected with pneumonia and stayed in bed. ④ Sue told Joanna what really happened to Old Behrman. ⑤ Joanna gave up the idea of dying and decided to get well. ⑥ Old Behrman learned about Joanna’s situation and decided to do something.
68. We can learn ________ from the story. A. Joanna lost hope because she thought she had a slim chance of getting famous B. Sue turned to Behrman for help because she thought Joanna would listen to him C. Behrman painted the last leaf in spite of the snow to give Joanna a hope of life D. The doctor could do nothing as Joanna was so seriously infected with pneumonia 69. Why did Sue call the painting the masterpiece of Old Behrman? A. Because it was so perfect and saved Joann’s life in the end. B. Because Sue was so ashamed of her own poor performance in art. C. Because Old Behrman promised that he would paint a work of art. D. Because few painters could compare Old Behrman in ambitions. 70. What is the most suitable title of the passage? A. A Poor Painter’s Dream C. To Live or Not to Live B. The Last Leaf D. A Faithful Friend
第四部分: 任务型阅读(共10 小题;每小题1 分,满分10 分)
请认真阅读下列短文,并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词。 注意:请将答案写在答题卡上相应题号的横线上。每个空格只填一个单词。 Some students get so nervous before a test, they do poorly even if they know the material. Sian Beilock has studied these highly anxious test-takers. Sian Beilock: “They start worrying about the consequences. They might even start worrying about whether this exam is going to prevent them from getting into the college they want. And when we worry, it actually uses up attention and memory resources. I talk about it as your cognitive horsepower that you could otherwise be using to focus on the exam.” Professor Beilock and another researcher, Gerardo Ramirez, have developed a possible solution. Just before an exam, highly anxious test-takers spend ten minutes writing about their worries about the test. Sain Beilock: “What we think happens is when students put it down on paper, they think about the worst that could happen and they reappraise the situation. They might realize it’s not as bad as they might think it was before and, in truth, it prevents these thoughts from appearing suddenly when they’re actually taking a test.” The researchers tested the idea on a group of twenty anxious college students. They gave them two short math tests. After the first one, they asked the students to either sit quietly or write about their feelings about the upcoming second test. The researchers added to the pressure. They told the students that those who did well on the second test would get money. They also told them that their performance would affect other
students as part of a team effort. Professor Beilock says those who sat quietly scored an average of twelve percent worse on the second test. But the students who had written about their fears improved their performance by an average of five percent. Next, the researchers used younger students in a biology class. They told them before final exams either to write about their feelings or to think about things unrelated to the test. Professor Beilock says highly anxious students who did the writing got an average grade of B+, compared to a B-for those who did not. Sain Beilock: “What we showed is that for students who are highly test-anxious, who’d done our writing intervention, all of a sudden there was no relationship between test anxiety and performance. Those students most prone to worry were performing just as well as their classmates who don’t normally get nervous in these testing situations.” But what if students do not have a chance to write about their fears immediately before an exam or presentation? Professor Beilock says students can try it themselves at home or in the library and still improve their performance.
Title: Overcoming test 71.______________ Problem Reason Solution Results of researches the Some students get nervous before a test, so they can’t do 72. __________ even if they know the material. 73.__________ about the consequences 74.__________ them their attention and memory resources. Write down their worries to 75.________ the negative thoughts appearing suddenly. College students: 76. _______ with those sitting quietly, students writing about their fears improved their performance. Younger students: highly anxious students who did the writing instead of 77.________ things unrelated to the test got 78. _______ grades. 79.___________ ways to solve the problem If students have no 80.__________ to write about their fears immediately they can try it themselves at home or in the library.
第五部分: 书面表达(满分25 分)
假设你的同学小明因食用了从某超市买回的食物而发生食物中毒，后经送医院治疗康 复。请描述他的中毒与脱险经历，并参考下面画面内容，写一篇英语短文，分析社会存在 食品隐患的原因并呼吁社会采取措施预防食品中毒事件的发生。
写作要求： 1、 对所有要点逐一陈述，适当发挥，不要简单翻译。 2、 词数 150 左右。开头已经写好，不计入总词数。 3、 作文中不得提及有关考生个人身份的任何信息，如校名、人名等。 Last week, Xiaoming, one of my classmates, bought a bag of bread from a small supermarket. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________
听力 1-5 CBABB 6-10 ABABC 11-15 BAACB 16-20 CCCBA 单项填空 21-25BDBDA 26-30BBCDC 31-35BDDCA 完型填空 36-40CDABC 41-45DBCAC 46-50DBABC 51-55AACCD 阅读理解 56--59DBCC 60--62 BAB 63--66DDBC 67--70DCAB 任务型阅读 71. nervousness/ anxiety 72. well 73. Worrying 74. costs 75. prevent/ stop/ keep 76. compared 77. considering 78. higher/better 79. Alternative/ Other/Optional 80. chance
书面表达 One possible version Last week, Xiaoming, one of my classmates, bought a bag of bread from a small supermarket.He ate up the bread and two hours later, he felt seriously sick. His mother rushed him to the hospital. After several hours of emergent treatment, Xiaoming recovered. The doctor said he was poisoned by the food he had eaten. The incident concerning food safety reflects a social phenomenon. First and foremost, some factories make fake commodities or products of poor quality. In addition, the monitor role of laws and regulations has not been implemented in a strict way. Last but not least, the public, especially customers from poor families, are not concerned enough about food safety. From this incident, I think measures against food safety problems should be further strengthened. First of all, the supervision on small supermarkets should be stricter. To ensure the health of students, schools should be ordered to check food-safety conditions in their dining halls. Meanwhile, the awareness of food quality should be improved. Only by taking these actions can the problem be solved successfully in the nearest future.（164 词）
【听力原文】 (Text 1) W: Excuse me. I want five envelopes and five regular stamps, please. M: OK, here you are. That will be four dollars altogether. (Text 2) M: I missed the bus again today because I turned the alarm clock off in my sleep.
W: Try putting it far away from your bed and you’ll get up on time. (Text 3) M: You really seem to enjoy your literature class. W: You're right. It has opened a new world for me. I'm exposed to the thoughts of some of the world's best writers. I've never read so much in my life. (Text 4) M: I hear you drive a long way to work every day. W: Oh, yes. It's about sixty miles. But it doesn't seem that far, the road is not bad, and there's not much traffic. (Text 5) W: I really must go now. M: What time is your train? W:11:20. Oh, dear. It's already 11:00. I'm going to miss my train. M: Don't worry. I'll drive you to the station. (Text 6) W: Ali! What’s the matter? Can’t you wake up this morning? M: I was up late last night. My friend had a party. I only slept about four hours. W: Why didn’t you stay in bed this morning? M: I have to meet my study group at the library. We have a big text next week. W: A big text? Why didn’t you study last night instead of going to the party? M: Oh, it’s OK. I studied a lot before the party. W: Maybe that’s not a good idea. I read a report. It said that if you don’t get enough sleep after you study, you may forget 30% of what you’ve studied! (Text 7) M: It’s lucky that we rode our bike here instead of driving. W: It’s a good job that we got here early. Look at all those cars there. They’ll never get in. M: You’d better follow me closely. I don’t want to lose you. W: Don’t worry. I’ll keep up. M: We go in over there. Gate B. Peter said they’re pretty good tickets. W: Where are they? M: They’re right behind the goal. W: Oh, do we have to stand up all the time? M: That’s right. W: I hope we can see the match clearly. M: That’s why we’ve come early. The earlier, the better. (Text 8) W: Now, Jimmy, did you get a good view of the accident? M: Oh, yes. I was standing outside the bank building and I saw it all quite clearly. W: Do you know what time it was?
M: Yes. I checked my watch. It was 2:45 exactly. W: Good. Now, how fast was the truck moving? M: Well, quite slowly—about 10 miles an hour. It was coming up York Road. I suppose the truck driver knew the lights were going to change. But they were still red when he went over them. W: I see. What about the car? Was it also driving slowly? M: It was coming along Union Street about 30 miles per hour. It was a blue Ford. The driver stopped his car when he saw the truck crossing the street. W: Did you see what colour his traffic light was? M: Yes, it changed to yellow just before he crossed it. (Text 9) W: Do you have somewhere to stay in London, Peter? M: No, I don't. In fact, I was about to ask you if you could arrange some place for me to stay. W: Yes, that's no problem though I am not in charge of it. I'll ask someone to arrange it for you. What kind of place were you considering? M: Well, I don't care if I share with other people, but I'm not good at housework. Maybe a home stay would be OK, but I don't like young children, because they're noisy and it's difficult to study. Hopefully, I can live with a lady who has retired. W: OK, that's no problem. But I must warn you that living with a family in London is very expensive. Much more expensive than other small cities. M: That's not a big problem. I have some money saved. Besides, I can always get a part ? time job. I'm working in a supermarket as a cashier now. So I don't think I will have trouble with money. W: Sounds good. I'll call you if I get some information about that. M: OK, that's great. Thank you very much. W: You are welcome. (Text 10) Skyscrapers have become very common in Europe. Cities such as Frankfort, Madrid, Valencia, Malmo and Paris, all have very tall buildings under construction. However, the center of the world for skyscrapers is neither Europe nor America. The tallest buildings in the world are being built in Asia and the Middle East. At more than 500 meters tall, the tallest building in the world is Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. However, when completed in 2008, the Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will rise 162 stories and more than 800 meters. Another building in Dubai is planned to be over 1,200meters tall. That's about three times as tall as the Empire State Building. Skyscrapers are part of our future for many reasons. For one, they require less land to build and use less electricity and other resources. Plus, people who live in cities with high rises are less likely to own a car. In New York and London, for example, the majority of residents do not drive. Still, a lot of people think that really tall buildings ruin the look of a city. What do you think?