命题人：蔡茜 王心怡 朱蔚 雍琼 甘舒展 刘雄昆
例：How much is the shirt?
A. ￡19.15 B. ￡9.18 C. ￡9.15
1. Why has the woman been trying to call David?
A. To see if he is busy.
B. To cancel an appointment.
C. To invite him to watch a film.
2. How did the man use to go to work?
A. On foot. B. By car. C. By bus.
3. Where do most of the woman's current earnings come from?
A. Her recordings.
B. Her advertising work.
C. Her concert performance.
4. What does the man mean?
A. He has known the results.
B. He will tell the woman the results.
C. He thinks the results will make the woman unhappy.
5. What will the man do next year?
A. Look for a parttime job.
B. Attend a marketing course.
C. Continue to work in the company.
6. What are the speakers talking about in general?
A. A wonderful experience.
B. A travel plan.
C. An introduction to Canada.
7. How will the woman get to Toronto?
A. By train. B. By bus. C. By air.
8. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Teacher and student.
B. Boss and employee.
9. What advice does the man give about the woman's article?
A. Correcting the mistakes.
B. Adding some information.
C. Deleting unnecessary information.
10. What will the man do tomorrow morning?
A. Write a report. B. Have a meeting. C. Meet Mr. Black.
11. Who will the man meet on Wednesday?
A. A general manager.
B. A marketing manager.
C. A bank manager.
12. When will the man leave for Hong Kong?
A. On Wednesday afternoon.
B. On Thursday morning.
C. On Friday afternoon.
13. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In a store. B. In a hotel. C. In a factory.
14. What could the man probably be?
A. A repairman. B. A cleaner. C. A desk clerk.
15. What is the woman doing?
A. Making complaints.
B. Demanding an apology.
C. Asking for some advice.
16. What is the man like?
A. He is unfriendly. B. He is patient. C. He is careless.
17. What do we know about the elephant?
A. It is still free.
B. It caused disorder in the zoo.
C. It went out of its cage this morning.
18. What event is the farmers' group holding?
A. A farm product fair.
B. A meeting on farming.
C. A family gathering.
19. Why won't bikes be allowed in the city centre?
A. Cycle paths are now being repaired.
B. Too many accidents have happened.
C. Public transport has been improved.
20. What will the weather be like tomorrow afternoon?
A. Cloudy. B. Showery. C. Sunny.
A RICHMOND EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
Learn to act introduces people to a broad range of acting techniques. It is specially geared to those with little or no acting experience. The atmosphere is relaxed and unthreatening and great emphasis is placed on developing the confidence and abilities of people who may initially be a little apprehensive!
B WORLD CULTURE DAY
Brazilian Street Percussion
Samba percussion workshop. Lift your spirits with the taste of carnival! It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced musician or a complete beginner; you'll be creating complex exotic rhythms in no time.
The magical African storytelling tradition of narration, poetry and proverbs. An event for all the family.
C SCOTTISH DANCING
IT'S GOOD EXERCISE
● We have classes for dancers of all abilities.
● Previous experience is not essential.
● All you need to bring is a pair of soft shoes and enthusiasm.
● Classes are held in a number of places and at different times.
● We guarantee you a warm welcome.
D DRAWING IN COLOUR
An intensive workshop for beginners
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October
This unusual workshop offers instruction in effective ways to draw in colour. Activities will include study of light and shade and ways to express mood and emotion in colour.
The small class(12 students) assures maximum attention for each student. Professional quality materials are included in the fee of ￡95.
21. Sarah is a fulltime mother who wants more fun exercise. She would probably choose__________．
A. Richmond experimental theatre
B. World culture day
C. Scottish dancing
D. Drawing in colour
22. Before going to Drawing in colour, you should ________．
A. be very good at painting
B. learn to control your emotion
C. take along painting materials with you
D. pay for the course in advance
23. Which of following statements is CORRECT according to the advertisements?
A. All courses provide flexible schedule for fulltime workers.
B. No fees are charged for these courses.
C. No previous experience is required to attend a class.
D. None of the courses is suitable for kids.
Has the present lived up to the expectations of the past? Throughout the ages people have tried to predict what life in the 21 century would be like. Many science fiction writers did manage to predict the influence the computer would have on our world. Some even imagine that it would take over our lives. One constant prediction was that, thanks to computers and machines, the time devoted to labour would disappear. In 1971, in his book Future Shock, Alvin Toffler noted that time at work had been cut in half since 1900s, but wrongly predicted that it would be cut in half again by 2000.
However, our gadgetfilled homes do meet the various vision of the future: the microwave ovens, freezers, video monitors, dishwashers, washing machines, personal computers, and wireless connections. These may no longer be considered cuttingedge but they have matched visions of how we would live. The domestic robots never quite happened, but if you can phone ahead to set the heating, they may as well be redundant(多余的).
The car, of course, has failed to live up to our expectations. It has been given turboengines, DVD players and automatic windows, but its tyres stick stubbornly to the road. Why doesn't it take off? The past promised us a flying car in various forms, yet none of those ideas has been transformed into a commercially available vehicle.
At least communication technology in this digital age hasn't let us down. Even in the most distant areas people have access to some form of communication device. The introduction of the telephone last century changed our world, but today's mobile phones and the virtual world of the Internet have revolutionised it.
24. What's the author's attitude towards robots and machines?
A. The author is afraid that robots and machines will take over our lives.
B. The author thinks robots are very useful but too expensive.
C. The author thinks robots are not necessary since smart phones can do the work.
D. The author notes that robots and machines have successfully cut time at work in half in the 21st century.
25. What can we infer about the cars from the passage?
A. There has been little improvement in the car industry.
B. The cars nowadays are exactly the ones people wanted in the past.
C. People created flying cars in various forms in the past.
D. There are no flying cars purchasable yet.
26. Communication technology didn't let us down because ________．
A. cheap communication devices are accessible to all people
B. communication devices are available for people living in remote areas
C. smart phones play an important role in domestic lives
D. multifunctional phones today provide great entertainment
27. What is probably the best title for the passage?
A. What is technology like in the 21st century?
B. Will flying cars be commercially available in the future?
C. How does technology change our world?
D. Does technology today meet predictions of the past?
If you are in Dubai you may notice a robot police officer sharing the street with you. Your first thought might be, “Have I walked into a movie set？”
The answer is no. That robot is Dubai's newest police officer. The robot has a touch screen instead of a weapon. The robot will be employed mostly at shopping centers and other places popular with visitors.
The robot's face has eyes but no mouth or nose. It stands 165 centimeters tall and weighs 100 kilograms. If the robot works well, Dubai says 25 percent of its police force could be robots by 2030. The robot cop(巡警) was officially presented at Dubai's Gulf Information and Security Expo and Conference in May.
The police hope the robot will make life easier for the people of Dubai. Khalid Al Razooqi is Director General of Smart Services at the Dubai Police. He said the robot can help the public every day, and that “it won't ask for any sick leave”．
The robot cannot make arrests. But it can recognize faces and compare them to photographs on a criminal database. It can also sense emotions. People can use the robot's touch screen to do things like reporting a crime, paying fines and reporting lost or found things. They can also ask how to get somewhere. The robot can salute and shake hands with people. So far, the robot can speak Arabic and English. It soon will learn other languages such as Russian, Chinese, French and Spanish. In addition to having a touch screen, the robot has a camera that can livestream video to a police command center.
Dubai has plans to add other kinds of robots to its police force. Within two years, the city plans to use a threemetertall robot that can run up to 80 kilometers an hour. The Dubai government says the machine would be the world's largest robot. A human police officer will be able to sit inside and control the robot. It will be able to lift heavy objects.
The city also plans to use an eggshaped robot to control parking areas and give tickets to people who break traffic laws.
28. What are the features of the robot cop in Dubai?
①It is 165 centimeters tall and weighs 100 kilograms.
②It has a touch screen.
③Its face has eyes, a mouth and a nose.
④It can sense emotions.
⑤It can make arrests.
A．①，②，③ B．③，④，⑤ C．①，②，④ D．②，③，④
29. Why do the police use the robot?
A. To attract more tourists to Dubai.
B. To make people's life much easier.
C. To reduce the cost of the human workforce.
D. To introduce new technology to people.
30. According to the text, the robot's touch screen cannot be used to ________．
A. report a crime
B. pay fines
C. report lost or found things
D. speak every language in the world
31. What can be inferred from the text?
A. Robots have a bright future in Dubai.
B. Robots will replace the police in the near future.
C. People prefer robots to the human police service.
D. Robots will be used in every public area in Dubai.
The New Balance company is a Bostonbased shoe maker whose family of brands include New Balance, Dunham, PF Flyers, Warrior and Brine. They began in 1906, with a 33yearold waiter named William J. Riley producing arch(弓形) supports to help his fellow waiters, police officers and others who spent hours on their feet. He designed his first running shoe in the 1920s and kept expanding his custom shoe(定制鞋) line. In the 1970s the company became an athletic shoe manufacturer. New Balance athletic shoe lines use a numbering system rather than a naming system, as developed by Arthur Heckler.
The New Balance athletic shoe lines serve runners, walkers and other “everyday hero” athletes. The athletic focus of the company has been on the average people rather than on top athletes. While not paying out millions to sports superstars, they sponsor(赞助) running and walking events and organizations to develop more everyday athletes.
New Balance has five US manufacturing plants and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Some styles sold in the US bear the “Made in the USA” label. But they are also a global company with 2800 branches around the world and products in more than 120 countries.
New Balance shoes come in a variety of widths, from extra narrow to extra wide. This is uncommon for athletic shoes and shows the idea of serving a wide range of everyday athletes. New Balance running shoes are built on two different models to fit different shapes of feet. The SL1 model has a typical forefoot and toe box design for normal to low arch foot types. The SL2 model has more volume in the toe box, a higher instep and a narrower heel. It is designed for normal to high arch foot types.
32. New Balance athletic shoe lines use ________ for the different shoe designs.
A. a numbering system B. a running system
C. a measuring system D. a naming system
33. What does the New Balance company do to promote its idea?
A. Sponsor sports superstars to play in matches.
B. Design more varieties of shoes to meet customers' needs.
C. Expand its manufacturing factories around the world.
D. Sponsor sports events or organizations to develop athletes.
34. The SL2 model is designed for those who have ________．
A. larger heels B. high arch feet
C. low arch feet D. lower insteps
35. The purpose of the passage is to ________．
A. describe the idea of the New Balance company
B. explain why New Balance shoes are so popular
C. give a brief introduction to the New Balance company
D. introduce some types of New Balance shoes
When you step into a new environment, you must have a strong wish to fit in. Fitting in means making more friends, having more influence on others and getting more chances to live a happier life. __36__
Be confident. Confidence attracts most people. Everyone is special and there is only one person like you in this world. Spend some time thinking about your strong points. __37__ And you won't have much difficulty fitting in.
Be kind to everyone. Kindness is the bridge to your own happiness. When people notice your kindness, they will return it one day. Always give more than you receive, and think more of others than of yourself. __38__
__39__ Various activities like playing football can help you to be known to others. You may add more friends to your circle. At the same time, you'll be amazed to see how much they like you. Instead of wasting time being alone, go out to dance and sing together with others to develop friendship.
Do smile to everyone every day. It makes both you and others feel happy. __40__Humor catches others' attention as well. People will like you for making them live happily.
If you follow what is mentioned above, you will be accepted by people around you. As a result, you will fit in very well and enjoy your new life.
A. Be active in group activities.
B. A pleasant smile costs the least and does the most.
C. Here is some advice that can help you.
D. If so, you will be able to build up confidence step by step.
E. A person who cares for others is popular everywhere.
F. However, everybody needs friends.
G. Even so, it often leaves one to wonder if we fit in well.
Last spring, Ann fell in love with kiteboarding, an adventure sport that combines surfing and sailing. She got a kiteboard, took some __41__ and a few months later drove out to the Banana River.There she met John, who offered to help her __42__ her skills.
One day, John __43__ Ann while his wife, Nancy, stayed behind on a Jet Ski(摩托艇)__44__ Ann got into trouble.After John gave her a few __45__， he took off.He'd sailed about a mile down the river when he felt the wind __46__. He knew that the stronger the wind grew, the more __47__ it would be for Ann to control her board.__48__，he turned and started sailing back towards the two women.
Ann had already decided to __49__ for shore.The wind was too strong for her to handle the kite.She prepared to land her __50__ by releasing one of the four lines that kept the sail in the air.__51__ she didn't have a chance.She was thrown over the water, still __52__ to the kite.Seconds later, a huge wind sent the kite upward.Even more dangerous, the sail's lines started to twist(扭) together, round and round.Ann __53__ to free from the kite.But she failed.
Nancy was several hundred feet away on the Jet Ski and couldn't get to her __54__ enough to help.By then, John had closed in and Ann felt John __55__ her out of the water.As she held his arm, he tried to pull the handle but couldn't __56__ it.Then suddenly, John let go.At that point, Ann was sure she would die without him holding __57__ her.But John had seen Nancy approaching and __58__ that he'd have a better chance of helping Ann.He jumped onto the Jet Ski.As the kite dived down, with all his __59__， he jumped from the Jet Ski onto the kite and dragged it to the water.Finally Ann was saved.
This experience hasn't kept Ann from loving kiteboarding.“Life is fragile(脆弱的), but it's meant to be __60__，”she says.
41. A. lectures B. lessons C. skills D. measures
42. A. improve B. discover C. require D. show
43. A. expected B. instructed C. controlled D. saved
44. A. until B. in order that C. since D. in case
45. A. sails B. chances C. tips D. handles
46. A. break out B. fade away C. pick up D. die down
47. A. challenging B. exciting C. unusual D. frightening
48. A. Delighted B. Shocked C. Discouraged D. Worried
49. A. head B. look C. swim D. row
50. A. feet B. kite C. boat D. line
51. A. So B. And C. Or D. But
52. A. applied B. appealed C. attached D. added
53. A. managed B. attempted C. demanded D. advised
54. A. quickly B. nearly C. slowly D. bravely
55. A. fetch B. bring C. lift D. put
56. A. reach B. sense C. remove D. feel
57. A. down B. out C. back D. onto
58. A. doubted B. figured C. insisted D. pretended
59. A. heart B. technique C. strength D. consideration
60. A. enjoyed B. pleased C. pushed D. spent
61. We are so used to advertisements ________ we often do not even realize how many we see and hear in a day.
62. Unlike Muhammad Ali, Jordan ________(compete) in the 1992 Olympics and won his second Olympic gold medal.
63. There are many ________(requirement) that must be met before a sport can be considered by the IOC.
64. The expert recommends that the company ________(use) eyecatching logos.
65. Immediately, Otto Lindenbrock got his things packed and went to Iceland, ________(force) his nephew Axel to go with him.
66. Some very interesting technologies ________(develop)right now.
67. Firefighters could use RealCine to train safely, without the risk of getting ________(injure) in a burning building.
68. There are some of the Olympic athletes ________have brought joy to people across the world.
69. When ________comes to advertisements, we must all use our intelligence and not be a slave to them.
70. The RealCine experience will ________(amazing)you, and you will agree that this is an extraordinary technology.
71. In defeat, the Kangaroos found something ________(precious) than victory.
72. Some sports were less popular and had to make way ________new sports which are more popular.
73. I am ________(delight) to have been invited to your school to talk about the history of Olympic Games.
74. Many people think that smoking is cool or enjoyable，________they are not fully aware of the damage that it does to their health.
75. China plays ________leading role in international table tennis competitions.
注意： 1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词；
I designed a fantastic vehicle called Time Machine last week, which allows me travel into the future or the past. To test the machine, I pulled the one of the two handles. Within minutes, I found myself in the year AD 802，701. I was surprised to find that mankind had evolved to two races, the Eloi and the Morlocks. The Eloi were small and like child, while the Morlocks looked like white beasts. I had the wrong impression which the Morlocks were forced to work so that the Eloi could be well feed and play all day. However, I come to see that the Morlocks actually lived by eating the Eloi, and that was because they took care of the Eloi. The brutal(残忍的，野蛮的) Morlocks even took my Time Machine and tried to capture me. Fortunate, I got them back and was able to escape, traveling 30 million years into the future.
1－5.CCBAB 6－10.BCACB 11－15.CABCA 16－20.BAABC
22．D。此题提问D则广告的课程的内容细节。由广告内容可知：该课程不要求学员有任何的绘画基础(An intensive workshop for beginners)，与其他三则广告不同的是该广告写明了费用的要求，故D选项正确。
24．C。本题考查作者观点。A，D项均不是作者本身观点，而是历史上科学家的预测，且D项与事实相反。文中没有提到作者对与机器人的价格的看法，故B项错误。由文中The domestic robots never quite happened, but if you can phone ahead to set the heating, they may as well be redundant(多余的)．可推断出C为正确答案。
25．D。由文中．..，yet none of those ideas has been transformed into a commercially available vehicle.可知，目前市面上还没有可以飞行的汽车。
26．B。由文中Even in the most distant areas people have access to some form of communication device. 可知，即使是在遥远偏僻的地方，人们也可以使用上通讯工具。
27．D。主旨大意题。文章第一句就点明主题，我们今天的科技水平是否符合过去的期待？(Has the present lived up to the expectations of the past? )且文章每一段都描述了在不同领域技术的发展是如何实现了过去人们的猜想，或是还没有做到过去所期待的那样。
28－31.CBDA 32－35.ADBC 36－40.CDEAB
44．D。Nancy守候在Ann后方的摩托艇上，以防Ann陷入麻烦。注：若选A，则译为“Nancy一直守候在Ann身后，直到她陷入麻烦(才离开)”；B. in order that...为了……；C. since 因为/自从/既然。
46．C。A. break out (战争、疾病等)爆发；B. fade away (声音、记忆、影响力等)逐渐减弱、逐渐消失； C. pick up拾起；增强；D. die down (风力、火等)逐渐变弱、平息；(植物)枯萎。由下文“He knew that the stronger the wind grew，the more...”可知John感觉风正在变大，故选C。注：pick up指本来有微风，后来风力变得更强劲。而die down意思刚好相反。
49．A。 head (vt./vi.): If you are heading or are headed for a particular place, you are going toward that place.朝着……行进。该句译为“Ann已经决定朝岸边驶去”。注：D. row 划船。
50．B。由该句中“...by releasing one of the four lines that kept the sail in the air.”可知，Ann准备放开控制风筝的一根绳子让她自己着陆，故选B。
51．D。由下文She was thrown over the water.可知，Ann打算着陆，但却被抛进了海里，故选D。
52．C。A.apply vi.申请 vt.运用；B.appeal vi.吸引；呼吁；C.attach vt.使……依附于；D.add vt./vi.增加。Ann想摆脱风筝，但仍然和风筝困在一起。be attached to被附于……上，故选C。
53．B。A.managed to do 设法做成了某事；B.attempted尝试；C.demanded vt.要求；需要。由下文But she failed.可知，Ann尝试摆脱风筝，却失败了，故选B。
55．C。A.fetch vt.去拿来；取来；B.bring带来；C.lift举起。结合上文“She was thrown over the water”可知，John试图营救落水的Ann，故选C。
56．A。句意：当她抓住他的胳膊时，John尝试拉动风筝的控制杆(handle)，但他却够不到。故选A. reach vt./vi.伸手去够……。注：B.sense vt.感觉；察觉 C. remove vt.移除。
57．D。A.hold sb. down压制(某人); B. hold out伸出；C.hold back阻碍(sb./sth.)；抑制(眼泪、笑声等)；D.hold onto...紧紧抓住……。由上句“John let go”(John松开了手)，可知，Ann认为John松手了，自己必死无疑。
58．B。A.doubted怀疑；B. figured认为；C. insisted坚持认为；D.pretended 假装。根据句意：但是John已经看到Nancy正在靠近，认为他有更好的方法救Ann了。故选B。
59．C。B. technique 技巧，技术；C. strength力量；D. consideration考虑。由下文he jumped from the Jet Ski onto the kite and dragged it to the water.可知，John使出所有的力量从摩托艇跳上风筝，然后用力将它拽入水中，故选C。注：with all one's heart 全身心地。
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66．are being developed 67.injured 68.who 69.it 70.amaze
71．more precious 72.for 73.delighted 74.but 75.a
I designed a fantastic vehicle called Time Machine last week, which allows me travel into the future or the past. To test the machine, I pulled the one of the two handles. Within minutes, I found myself in the year AD 802，701. I was surprised to find that mankind had evolved tointo two races, the Eloi and the Morlocks. The Eloi were small and like childchildren， while the Morlocks looked like white beasts. I had the wrong impression whichthat the Morlocks were forced to work so that the Eloi could be well feedfed and play all day. However, I comecame to see that the Morlocks actually lived by eating the Eloi, and that was becausewhy they took care of the Eloi. The brutal(残忍的，野蛮的) Morlocks even took my Time Machine and tried to capture me. FortunateFortunately， I got back and was able to escape, traveling 30 million years into the future.
Football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players. The game is played on a rectangular field that is 105m in length and 68m in width with a goal at each end.
Football, originating from cuju, can be traced back to as far back as the Han Dynasty of Ancient China. The contemporary history of football spans more than 100 years. It began in 1863 in England, and has been an Olympic sport ever since the second modern Summer Olympic Games in 1900.
It is universally acknowledged that football serves to build ourselves up and to encourage such fine qualities as loyalty, selflessness, cooperation and team spirit. Therefore, it is enjoying increasing popularity; nowadays, it is played by about 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport.
W: I've been calling David for the past half an hour, but I keep getting a busy signal.
M: Well, if you don't get him soon we'll just have to go to the movies without him.
W: I hear you've bought a new car.
M: You're so wellinformed. That's true.
W: So you don't have to rush to work in a crowded bus any more.
M: What part of your work earns you the most?
W: Well it used to be my recordings but that side has dropped a bit. And there's never much money from the concert. I've done some TV advertisements recently, and they bring in a big fortune.
W: I'd like to watch the news. The Oscars were last night and I want to see the results.
M: I won't ruin your enjoyment by telling you who won. There were a few surprises.
W: I hear you're going back to study for a while next year.
M: That's right. It's a fulltime course in marketing. My company is going to pay half the fees.
W: I'm surprised you didn't decide to do something parttime.
M: I'd rather concentrate on the course, to be honest.
W: I'm planning to go to Canada on vacation.
M: What places are you going to visit?
W: First, I'll spend a few days in Vancouver. Then I'll take a train through the Rocky Mountains.
M: Oh, you're riding through the Rocky Mountains! That's really exciting!
W: Then I'll fly to Toronto, and take a bus to Niagara Falls. I will take a boat under that huge waterfall.
M: Wow! That's wonderful! You're so lucky!
W: Well, I hope I don't get seasick! I'll finish my trip in Nova Scotia. I'd like to bike around some small fishing villages.
M: Have a great time, and take lots of pictures!
W: Well, I think my article can't be more awful.
M: Not likely. Why are you so unconfident about your paper?
W: You know I missed the deadline for handing in the paper. So I'm uncertain about the content of my paper.
M: Take it easy. Actually, I read your article last night, and I found that you had applied the general knowledge to specific problems in your article.
W: You think so？You mean I have done well?
M: Yeah, your work is not bad. However, I have some suggestions for you: keep to the point. But cross out the unimportant information carefully, or that may have caused some mistakes.
W: OK, thanks.
W: Are you busy this week?
M: Yes. This morning I need to write a business report and this afternoon at 1：30 I'll discuss the report with the general manager.
W: What's your schedule for tomorrow?
M: I'm attending the sales meeting at 9：00. And in the afternoon at 3：00 I'm seeing Mr. Black, the marketing manager.
W: What about Wednesday?
M: I've got an appointment at 8：30 with Mr. Anderson, the bank manager. In the afternoon I'm taking the 4：45 flight to Hong Kong for the conference.
W: The conference is on Thursday, right?
M: Oh, yes, at 10：00 in the morning and 2：00 in the afternoon. After the conference, I'll be free. I'll be enjoying my weekend in Hong Kong.
M: Can I help you, madam?
W: Yes. Did you have this room checked before we moved in? The toilet doesn't seem to have enough power and the water doesn't flow away in the shower. What do you have to say to that?
M: I'm extremely sorry to hear that. I'll attend to it right away. We usually check every room before new guests move in. We've been busy with a large conference.
W: That's not what you should do, after all. One doesn't expect this sort of thing here.
M: No, madam. I do apologize. It's most unusual. We do try to check the room as thoroughly as possible. Anything else?
W: Well, your air conditioning doesn't seem to be working too well. It's so hot up here.
M: I'll just try to make it work better and you'll find it a little cooler in a short time. Also I'll send someone along right away to look at the toilet and shower.
Good evening, and welcome to the 10 o'clock news. Tonight's main news：
An elephant has escaped from the local zoo. Eyewitnesses said that the animal went out of its cage during feeding time this evening. It remained unnoticed for twenty minutes, during which time it had left the zoo and caused disorder in the local streets. Zookeepers are now trying to get the elephant back. Until then people on the street are being warned not to approach it.
The farmers' group is holding the annual festival this Saturday at Hill Farm. You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables there, which are all seasonal and pollutionfree. Families are welcome and there will be face painting and outdoor games for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the organizers.
Cyclers will have to use public transport because bikes will be forbidden from entering the city centre from tomorrow. Police say there have been too many accidents on the ring road this year. It is hoped that they will make cycle paths in the near future.
And now for the weather: Today will be cloudy for the most part, with possible light showers. For tomorrow's weather: The morning will still be dull. In the afternoon things brighten up, with top temperatures reaching 25 degrees Celsius, so the weather will be perfect for outings! Thanks for listening and we hope to see you again tomorrow.