2017届高三英语第五次模拟考试卷(东北育才学校含答案和解释)

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2017届高三英语第五次模拟考试卷(东北育才学校含答案和解释)

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2016-2017学年度高三年级第五次模拟考试
英语科试卷
命题人:高三英语组  校对人:高三英语组
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。
1. What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Old classmates.  B. Travelers in England.  C. Tourist and guide.
2. How will the man send the machines?
A. By ship.   B. By air.     C. By truck.
3. Where is the man going to plant the tree?
A. By the front door. B. At the back of the garage. C. At the other end of the garden.
4. What does the man advise Alan to do?
A. Go out to work.  B. Listen carefully to John. C. Be calm and patient.
5. When is the man going home?
A. In the evening.  B. In the afternoon.   C. At noon.
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 does the man want to eat out?
A. He wants to celebrate his birthday.    B. He has won a big prize.
C. He wants to have some relaxation.
7.  Where will they have supper?
A. At home.     B. The place the man likes.  C. The place the woman prefers.
听第7段材料,回答第8至10题。
8.  Why is the man not certain of the job?
    A. His education is not enough.      B. Others are more suitable than him.
    C. He does not have enough work experience.
9.  According to the woman, what is important for work?
    A. The ability to put knowledge to practical use.
    B. Good knowledge with work experience.  C. Strong will and hard work.
10. What is the man’s opinion about the interviewers?
    A. They have good experience.   B. They are experts in the field.
    C. They are knowledgeable but proud.
听第8段材料,回答第11至13题。
11. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Buying books for their course.  B. The money needed for the books.
C. Sharing the books with each other.
12. Why does Dr. Downs want his students to have these five books?
A. These books are not expensive.  B. He wants his students to read more.
C. He wants to discuss them in detail.
13. How does the woman plan to solve the problems about the books?
A. She buys three and the man buys two. B. She pays the man fifty dollars for sharing.
C. They will share the total amount for the books.
听第9段材料,回答第14至16题。
14. What subjects does the woman like to apply for next year?
A. Economics.         B. Engineering.         C. Science.
15. What’s the purpose of the woman talking with the man?
A. For a good record of her studies this year.  B. For a recommendation of him.
C. To get some advice about the recommendation.
16. What do the woman’s parents think of her idea?
A. They think it is a good idea.     B. They think it is a bad idea.
C. They think it has nothing to do with them.
听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。
17. How many people took part in the swimming activity?
A. About 300.      B. About 3000.      C. About 30,000.
18. Who organized the swimming activity?
A. Local Authority.     B. The Tourism Agency.    C. The Sports Center.
19. Why did they organize the swimming activity?
A. To make people more aware of environmental protection.
B. To get ready for a swimming competition.
C. To celebrate the Dragon-boat Festival.
20. What can we know from the 62-year-old swimmer?
A. the river isn’t as clean as it was several years ago.
B. the river was very clean when he was a child. C. he often goes swimming in the river.
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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
A
iOS 10 The world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
Easy to Use
From the moment you pick up your iOS device, you’re up and running. Tap your favorite app and get right to work — or play. Swipe from the right side of the Lock screen to quickly pull up your camera. Scroll through thousands of photos in seconds. Everything about iOS is designed to look beautiful and work beautifully.
So smooth and responsive you won’t even notice it. And that’s the point.
Because iOS is engineered specifically for iPhone and iPad, everything looks and feels incredibly fluid. iOS uses a framework called Metal to maximize graphics performance. Whether you’re surfing the web, moving from app to app, or playing the most complex 3D video game, the graphics and responsiveness are amazingly smooth. No other mobile operating system is so effortless and natural.
An OS with a remarkably high IQ.
With sophisticated features like proactive(积极主动的) suggestions, predictive typing, and everybody’s favorite personal assistant, Siri, iOS 10 makes everything you do easier, quicker, and more fun.
Nobody understands you quite like Siri.
Siri learns how you talk, not the other way around. Thanks to Apple-developed machine-learning technology, you can simply speak naturally. So whether you say “Get a Lyft to SFO” or “I’d like a ride to SFO using Lyft,” Siri will read you loud and clear.
Siri even works with your favorite apps.
You can ask Siri to send someone a payment using Square Cash, book a reservation through OpenTable, and much more. And the number of apps incorporating Siri is growing every day.
21. Instead of the complicated procedures of starting a camera on an iPhone, you can easily ________.
A. start the camera by tapping the right side of the screen
B. start the camera from the Lock screen
C. start the camera by tapping the app from the Lock screen
D. start the camera by scrolling thousands of photos in seconds
22. According to the passage, “Metal” is  ______.
A. an app which helps you surf the web
B. a framework which helps everything look more beautiful
C. something that can promote the graphic performance
D. an app helping play the most complex 3D video games
23. Siri can distinguish between different syntaxes(文法) by _________.
A. enabling you to learn how it talks    B. machine-learning technology
C. apple-developed multi-tasking technology  D. speaking naturally
24. According to the passage, you can easily complete a payment on an iPhone by ____.
  A. Square Cash  B. Siri  C. Opentable    D. apps developed only by Apple
B
When the population of the port town began to suffer from poisoning, the police came to find the cause of the poison. They thought someone was poisoning the people on purpose but no one knew how it was possible. Soon people took the position that the pork was poisoned. It was a popular food everyone ate and it could have possibly made everyone sick. Anyone who had possession of pork would throw it out. Even the poorest of the poor wouldn’t eat pork. Signs were posted on poles and letters were sent to everyone to warn people of the pork. Shortly afterwards, even policemen in high positions were also getting sick.
Soon it became political and popular. Politicians rushed to the town to talk about politics and promised how they would find the solution if they were elected. Everyone was so sick that they didn’t care about politics. Everyone was in a position where he or she didn’t know what to do anymore. They went to the post office to mail posts out asking for help. The poor town didn’t know how to deal with the situation.
One day, a well-known scientist from New York came to the town with a huge box containing many instruments and his possessions. He went to pools and the port and made measurements. He was quiet and polite. Then one day he made a speech at a newspaper meeting-room to announce his findings.
“I am sorry to say your water supply is so heavily polluted; it is poisoned. I know who has been poisoning you all for such a long time. It is you who have been poisoning yourselves with pollution. A great deal of rubbish has been thrown into the water day after day. No one here has taken good care of the environment. It is no wonder all of you have been sick.” Shocked at the news, the people present were lost in thought.
25. Which is the correct order of the facts described in the story?
a. People suffered from poisoning.
b. Politicians came to make promises.
c. People began to realize the real cause.
d. Pork was thrown away.
e. The water there was polluted.
f. A scientist came to check the water.
A. e, a, d, b, f, c  B. e, a, d, c, f, b  C. a, e, b, d, c, f  D. f, c, d, b, e, a
26. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. Everyone was so sick of politics that they didn’t care about those politicians.
B. According to the scientist from New York, it was the industry that poisoned the environment of the town
C. The reason why the people in the town got sick was that they ate the pork poisoned by the heavily polluted water.
D. If the people in the town hadn’t polluted the water supply, they would not have suffered from poisoning or sickness.
27. After reading the passage, we can infer that ________.
A. politicians took every chance to make themselves elected
B. pork was the main food of the poorest people in the town
C. people in the town were not well-educated
D. even some police officers were getting ill
C
Is It Worth Buying Organic Food?
Organic food, grown without artificial chemicals, is increasingly popular nowadays. Consumers have been willing to pay up to twice as much for goods with organic labels (商标). However, if you think paying a little more for organic food gets you a more nutritious and safer product, you might want to save your money. A study led by researchers at Stanford University says that organic products aren't necessarily more nutritious, and they're no less likely to suffer from disease-causing bacteria, either.
The latest results, published in the Annuals of Internal Medicine, suggest that buyers may be wasting their money. "We did not find strong evidence that organic food is more nutritious or healthier," says Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler from Stanford. "So consumers shouldn't assume that one type of food has a lower risk or is safer."
For their new study, Smith-Spangler and her colleagues conducted a review of two categories of research, including 17 studies that compared health outcomes between consumers of organic against traditional food products, and 223 studies that analyzed the nutritional content of the foods, including key vitamins, minerals and fats.
While the researchers found little difference in nutritional content, they did find that organic fruit and vegetables were 20% less likely to have chemicals remaining on the surfaces. Neither organic nor traditional foods showed levels of chemicals high enough to go beyond food safety standards. And both organic and traditional meats, such as chicken and pork, were equally likely to be harmed by bacteria at very low rates. The researchers did find that organic milk and chicken contained higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat also found in fish that can reduce the risk of heart disease. However, these nutritional differences were too small, and the researchers were unwilling to make much of them until further studies confirm the trends.
Organic food is produced with fewer chemicals and more natural-growing practices, but that doesn't always translate into a more nutritious or healthier product. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that "whether you buy organic or not, finding the freshest foods available may have the biggest effect on taste." Fresh food is at least as good as anything marketed as organic.
28. The new research questions whether organic food __________.
A. should replace traditional food   B. has been overpriced by farmers
C. is grown with less harmful chemicals  D. is really more nutritious and healthier
29. Smith-Spangler and her colleagues found that __________.
A. organic food could reduce the risk of heart disease
B. traditional food was grown with more natural methods
C. both organic and traditional food they examined were safe
D. there was not a presence of any forms of bacteria in organic food
30. Which of the following is relatively healthier according to the passage?
A. Organic chicken and pork.              B. Organic milk and chicken.
C. Traditional chicken and pork.           D. Traditional fruit and vegetables.
31. What is the author's attitude toward organic food?
A. Skeptical.  B. Neutral.   C. Unconcerned.  D. Approving.
D
The other morning on the subway I sat next to an attractive young blonde woman who was reading something on her iPad. She was very well-dressed, carrying a Prada bag with tastefully applied make-up indeed, she had an unmistakable air of wealth, material success and even authority. I suspected she worked as a highly-paid Wall Street lawyer or stockbroker or something of that sort. So, I was curious to see what she was so focused on. The Wall Street Journal perhaps? The Economist?
Quite the contrary; rather, she was concentrating on a romance novel. Then I realized that I have known many women who love romance novels—smart, attractive, successful, “liberated,” modern females who nonetheless find some kind of deep satisfaction and thrill from those hyper-romantic, artificial and extremely unrealistic tales of handsome, manly heroes falling in love with virginal women, enduring a series of adventures, then no doubt having a happy ending.
These romance stories are to literature what hot dogs are to fine food. Yet, the genre(体裁) remains enormously popular. Consider some of these surprising statistics from the good folks at the Romance Writers of America (RWA):
More than 9,000 romance titles were released last year, with sales of about $1.44 billion (more than triple the taxes produced by classic literary fiction).
More than 90 percent of the market are women (okay, that’s not at all surprising).
 Readers are typically women between the ages 30 and 54 who are themselves involved in a romantic relationship (betraying the stereotype that only lonely women long for these tales of love and adventure).
Almost 40 percent of romance book consumers have an annual income of between $50,000 and $99,900 (placing them firmly in the middle class).
I had thought that romance novels accounted for a very small share of the literary market, so I was quite surprised that this part has such enormous popularity. But I must wonder why so many women—forty years after the women’s liberation movement—continue to enjoy themselves in the fanciful tales?
I’m not sure if it represents a kind of “rejection” of the women’s liberation movement, but clearly something is missing in the lives of contemporary ladies. A romance author named Donna Hatch who focuses on the Regency period (early 19th century Britain) explained the appeal of such books this way: “Regency men were civilized and treated women with courtesy. When a lady entered the room, gentlemen stood, doffed their hats, offered an arm, bowed, and a hundred other little things I wish men still did today. But they were also very athletic; they hunted, raced, boxed, rode horses. They were manly. Strong. Noble. Honorable. And that is why I love them!”
Mrs. Hatch may have expressed the secret desires and attitudes of untold millions of her peers—that is, in the early 21st century, have women grown tired of the burdens and expectations that the “freedoms” they have gained give them? Is this a rejection of modern feminism? Do women long for days of old when men were masculine gentlemen and women were feminine and protected as precious treasures and regarded as possessions?
Perhaps most women (even the ones who get lost in romance novels) do not want to go all the way back but it is obvious,      .
32. What is the function of the opening paragraph?
A. To summarize the whole passage.   B. To prove the author’s argument.
C. To lead in the main topic of the passage. D. To raise problems that will be solved later.
33. What does the underlined sentence in the third paragraph imply?
A. Romance novels are satisfying and thrilling.
B. Romance novels are not of much “nutrition”.
C. Romance novels are as popular as hot dogs.
D. Romance novels are an essential part of contemporary life.
34. In the author’s opinion, what is missing in the lives of contemporary women?
A. Authority.   B. Dignity.    C. Liberty.   D. Care.
35. Which sentence can be put in the blank in the last paragraph?
A. they prefer tales of innocent romance to classics
B. they are unhappy with how the world has turned out
C. true love described in romance novels does exist in reality
D. romance novels provide them with an access to society
第二节(共5小题;每小题2分,满分10分)
根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将
该项涂黑。选项中有两项为多余选项。
(请将答案涂在答题卡上E=AB   F=AC    G=AD)
Although most games have winners and losers, the goal of sports is not to win every game. The real goals include getting exercise, having fun, and learning important social skills, like good sportsmanship.
Good sportsmanship is all about respect. Good sports (具有运动家品格的人) respect their teammates and also their opponents. They respect their coaches, and they also respect the referees or other officials involved in their games. ____36____ They yell at their teammates and they talk back to coaches or referees.
Kids usually learn sportsmanship — good and bad — from the adults in their lives. ____37____ If parents and coaches show disrespect to other fans, referees, or each other, kids will likely act the same way on the field.
____38____ Some of them are very basic and easy to do, like shaking hands with other players before a game. Other examples may take a little more courage, such as acknowledging a great play made by the opposing team.
Learning good sportsmanship is important because it helps you develop an attitude of graciousness (礼貌) and respect that will carry over into all the other areas of your life._ ____39____ Being a good sport in the classroom will eventually lead to being a good sport in the workplace.
So be a good sport in whatever you do!____40____ When others see you acting in a way that makes it clear that winning isn't the most important thing, you can move on to focusing on the important things, like having fun, getting exercise, and improving your skills!
A.Good sportsmanship can be shown in many ways.
B.On the contrary, bad sportsmanship is all about disrespect.
C.The example you set can be a powerful teaching tool for others.
D.Players' parents and coaches set examples that kids tend to follow.
E.We can be good sports by encouraging others but not laughing at them.
F.Starting as a good sport earlier will help you be a good sport as you get old.
G.If you're a good sport on the field, you'll also likely be a good sport in the classroom.
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,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
I was the fool at school, regarded as a special needs student. I was termed as such. Obviously, because I was not interested in school and did not care for my    41  .
    Over time, I started to believe in my stupidity. I    42   the fact that I was in special needs classes and poured it out as anger and depression. But one activity    43   this view of myself: chess.
I started to play chess with my father after school    44  because I wanted to beat him at something. My father was a    45   man, fond of physics, writing, religion, …, almost every   field. He was called a walking dictionary. So, winning in chess against my father would be a    46   that I had intellectual power. On the small chessboard, I had a chance to    47   my so-called inability.
Game after game, I wanted to beat my father even more. I started to study chess books and play against a chess computer to    48   my skills. One weekend, I finally checkmated(将杀) my father on a ferry ride, which made me feel    49  .
Two years later, I became the second board    50   my school chess team, with our top board being the best high school player in the state. But before the tournament season, our top player    51  to come. There came my chance to play as top board against the best players in other states.
I was determined to show who I had become: a(n)   52   person able to win with calculation, logic and will. My most    53   game came in the final round. Our team was facing a high school which only excellent students attended. It was    54   a match between a special needs student and a smart soul. My opponent(对手) was playing well and kept    55   while I kept defending to keep my king safe. He spent long trying to break down my defenses, but could not find the final push. I    56   with more defensive moves, trying to make it as difficult for him as possible. With little    57   left, he started to make rapid moves.   58   he could make the final decision, he ran out of time. Honestly, as his clock flag fell, I jumped up out of my seat and kissed the floor out of excitement. Of course it was not the most sportsmen-like    59  , but I could not control my emotions.
   While holding my winner’s cup, I knew I was not    60  . The inferiority complex(自卑感) had melted away, and I realized that underneath our thoughts, each person is a genius.
41. A. habits   B. grades    C. plans    D. benefits
42. A. noticed   B. explained   C. accepted   D. ignored
43. A. changed   B. supported   C. questioned      D. showed
44. A. especially  B. obviously   C. simply    D. hopefully
45. A. smart   B. strict    C. quiet    D. strong
46. A. dream   B. lesson    C. theory       D. sign
47. A. turn over  B. turn down    C. get over   D. get through
48. A. teach   B. sharpen   C. choose          D. invent
49. A. overjoyed  B. disappointed  C. puzzled    D. interested
50.A. for             B. in                C. of                D. on
51. A. promised  B. managed   C. happened   D. failed
52. A. brave   B. lucky    C. active    D. intelligent
53. A. terrible      B. memorable   C. dangerous      D. popular
54. A. normally  B. possibly   C. actually   D. partly
55. A. attacking   B. smiling   C. pausing   D. escaping
56. A. returned   B. quit    C. won    D. exchanged
57. A. patience       B. time    C. energy       D. wisdom
58. A. Once   B. Until    C. Before    D. Unless 
59. A. spirit   B. thought   C. comment   D. behavior
60. A. proud   B. stupid    C. bright    D. lazy
第二节(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)
阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。
Anyone who has had a long-term disease knows that recovering at home can be lonely. This can be   61   (especial) true of children. They may feel   62   (leave) out. Now, these children may have a high-tech friend to help feel less alone. A small robot may help children who are recovering from long-term   63   (ill). The robot like human beings takes their place at school. And their school friends must help carry the robot between classes and place the robot on their desks.
Through the robot, a child can hear his or her teachers and friends. He or she can also attend classes from wherever they are recovering—whether at home   64   from a hospital bed. Dolva, one of the scientists who   65   (be) concentrating on developing the robot, explains    66   the robot AV1 works. She says from home, the child uses a tablet or phone to start the robot.   67   (use) the same device, he or she can control the robot’s movements. Inside the robot, there is a small computer linked   68   a 4G network. The robot is   69   (equip) with speakers, microphones and cameras, which makes communicating    70   (easy). So it’s the eyes and the cars and the voices at school. Hopefully AV1 will help some children feel less lonely while they are absent from class.
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处错误,每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
增加:在缺词处加一个漏词符号(),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:在错的词下画一横线,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。
I used to be a physician at a hospital. I often treated children who had poisoned by medicine with older family members. The children didn’t know the medicine was danger; they just knew it tasted sweetly. Children easily open the bottle what we now use in China.
Some days before, I talked about medicines with an American. He showed me a sort of plastic bottle. The design was quite simple and I’m sure our Chinese factories can produce these bottles. The top of the bottle can be opened by pressing down on them while turning, which is difficult for most young children to do so, though grown-up can open these bottles very easily. I’m certain that the expense of making such tops would be very small. As a doctor, I’d love to see this doing. And most parents would be grateful.
Sincerely yours
第二节:书面表达(满分25分)
假设你是育才学校的学生会主席李华,从新闻得知2016年诺贝尔文学奖得主Bob Dylan要来中国。你们学校准备在2017年3月6日下午1:00—3:00在学校会议厅举办一次主题为“音乐与文学”的英语演讲比赛,来自各个年级的十位优秀学生将会参赛。请你代表学校学生会写一封电子邮件,邀请他来做评委。
注意:1.文章开头已给出,不计入总词数。
2. 可适当增加细节,使文章内容充实、连贯。
3. 词数:100词左右。
提示词:诺贝尔文学奖 Nobel Prize in Literature   会议厅 conference room  
 

2016-2017学年度高三年级第五次模拟考试英语科试卷答案
1-5 ABBCB  6-10 CCCAB  11-15 ACCBB  16-20 ABAAB
21-24 BCBA  25-27 ADA  28-31 DCBA  32-35 CBDB  36-40 BDAGC
41-45 BCACA  46-50 DCBAD  51-55 DDBCA  56-60 ABCDB
61. especially     62. left     63. illnesses     64. or          65. are/have been
66. how     67. Using    68. to/with     69. equipped    70. easier
改错
【小题1】had 后面加been
【小题2】with—for
【小题3】danger—dangerous
【小题4】sweetly--sweet
【小题5】what ---that/which/去掉what
【小题6】before—ago
【小题7】them—it
【小题8】to do so 去掉so
【小题9】grown-up---grown-ups
【小题10】doing—done

One possible version:
Dear Bob Dylan,
I’m very glad to know from the online news that you will visit China soon. I'm Li Hua, the Chairman of the Student Union of Yucai School. Knowing that you are the winner of 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, I can’t wait to invite you to be the judge at our English Speaking Competition.
The English Speaking Competition will be held in our school on January 1st, 2017. You can enjoy the wonderful competition from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the school conference room. Much to our delight, ten excellent students from each grade will deliver their speeches on the given topic “Music and Literature”, which is sure to leave you a deep impression.
We sincerely hope that you will accept our invitation. It will be thrilling if you show up and perform your favorite songs.
Looking forward to your reply.
                                                              Yours,
                                                              Li Hua

 

 

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Text 1
W: Good morning, Hank. It is wonderful to be back in England.
M: I’m so glad to see you again. It’s over ten years now since we left university.
Text 2
M: Can I help you?
W: I’d like to order the machines we talked about yesterday. Can I have them within two days?
M: Sure. I’ll send them by air.
Text 3
W: Where are you going to plant the tree? By the front door?
M: No, that would be silly. It’ll grow too big. I’m going to put it at the back of the garage.
W: I thought it would be better right at the other end of the garden.
M: Oh, no.
Text 4
W: I’m really angry at John. He never listens to me.
M: Take it easy, Alan. Things will work out.
Text 5
W; Bob, are you going straight home after school today?
M: No, I have a class until one o’clock, and after that I’m going to spend a couple of hours at the library before going home.
Text 6
M: Hey, Let’s eat out tonight.
W: Why? You won a big prize?
M: Well, I only want to relax.
W: Really? It’s very nice of you.
M: I’ll take you anywhere you want to go.
W: Wonderful!
Text 7
W: So, how did it go?
M: Better than I had expected.
W: Didn’t I tell you that you were more fit for the job than others?
M: My education is OK. But I don’t have the experience of working on a project like this. My knowledge is mostly theoretical. That is why I am not so sure about getting this job.
W: I think what matters is that you have the ability to use your knowledge in your work.
M: I hope my interviewers feel that way.
W: Don’t you think they do?
M: I don’t know. All of them are experts in this field.
W: Don’t worry. I am sure they should call you.
Text 8
M: Did you see the list of books for this course?
W: Yes, Dr. Downs said he expected us to have the first five on the list. He is going to discuss them in detail.
M: Are you going to buy them?
W: I don’t know. These books are expensive. And I don’t have a lot of money with me.
M: How about sharing them with me?
W: Sounds good.
M: Let’s do this. I will buy three and you buy two of them.
W: I would rather do it this way: We pay fifty-fifty of the books now. And at the end of the course you can take the books you find more interesting and I will take the ones like.
M: What if we both like the same books?
W: Come on, we are not going to argue over that. Are we?
M: I was just joking. It’s definitely a better idea.
W: Then let’s get the books as soon as possible.
Text 9
M: Good morning, Lucy, Can I help you?
W: Good morning, sir. I’d like to talk with you about my studies for a minute, if you may.
M: Certainly, come in and have a seat.
W: Thank you. I have a record of my studies from last year. Would you like to see it?
M: Yes, let me see now. You are studying mathematics, aren’t you?
W: Yes, I am. But I’d like to apply for their admission to the engineering college next year.
M: I see. Have you asked your parents for their advice about this?
W: Yes, I have. They think it is a good idea.
M: Well, your record here has been very good. I don’t think you will have much trouble.
W: I hope not. Anyway, I am going to apply. And I’d like to ask you to write a recommendation for me, if it is not too much trouble.
M: Not trouble at all. I’d be glad to do it. Is there anything else?
W: No, sir, I think that is all. Thank you very much.
Text 10
Above 3,000people swam across a river in Guangdong Province in a move to make people more aware of environmental protection for the major waterway in south China.
The swimmers including teenagers and elders in their 60s, crossed the 450-meter-wide section of the Pearl River in Guangzhou。
Local authorities organized the swimming activity to show the pollution treatment achievement on the country’s third longest river, and make people more aware of environmental protection.
A 62-year-old swimmer said the water quality had been improved in recent years and now could match the cleanness when he swam in the river in his childhood.
A mass crossing of the river was once held in the 1970s, but for many years since then, it had been impossible for a large group of people to swim across it because of heavy industrial pollution.
Guangdong government has spent tens of millions of US dollars controlling the pollution by shutting down or moving heavily polluting factories.
 


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