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( )1. What does Jim do?
A. A teacher. B. A student. C. An employee.
( )2. Where are the speakers going after dinner?
A. A park. B. A shopping center. C. An icecream shop.
( )3. What is the mans suggestion?
A. Going to a show. B. Going to the concert.
C. Visiting the National Exhibition.
( )4. How long has the rain lasted?
A. Five days. B. Six days. C. Seven days.
( )5. What does the woman imply?
A. She has to post a letter instead. B. Shes not sure if the computer is fixed.
C. She cant send the message right now.
( )6. What are the speakers doing?
A. Having dinner. B. Watching a movie. C. Making soup.
( )7. What makes the man unhappy?
A. The woman doesnt cook very well.
B. The woman seldom talks to him at dinner.
C. The woman watches too many commercials.
( )8. Why did Mary call?
A. To see how her parents were going. B. To tell her father some good news.
C. To invite her parents to her home.
( )9. Who is Tom probably?
A. Marys son. B. Marys husband. C. Mr Davis friend.
( )10. How many children does Mary have?
A. One son and one daughter. B. Two sons and one daughter.
C. Two daughters and one son.
( )11. Whats wrong with the man?
A. His throat is burning. B. His chest is hurting. C. He is coughing.
( )12. When did the man fall in illness?
A. About seven days ago. B. About four days ago. C. The other day.
( )13. How often at most does the doctor suggest taking the painkillers?
A. Once a day. B. Four times a day. C. Six times a day.
( )14. Why didnt the man go to sleep?
A. He was waiting for the woman. B. He had a habit of staying up.
C. He had some work to do.
( )15. What is the news about the man?
A. He will take a free holiday. B. He has got a promotion. C. He is offered a job.
( )16. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. A couple. B. Net friends. C. Brother and sister.
( )17. What does the speaker say about Shakespeare and Company?
A. It only sells famous books. B. It is only open to famous writers.
C. It is not only a bookstore but also a library.
( )18. Why was Ms Beachs bookstore closed?
A. She moved to Germany. B. It was closed due to the war.
C. Her business went from bad to worse.
( )19. What do we know about Mr Whitman?
A. He was Ms Beachs neighbor.
B. He has followed in Ms Beachs footsteps.
C. He used to work at Ms Beachs bookstore.
( )20. When did Mr Whitman name his bookstore Shakespeare and Company?
A. In 1941. B. In 1951. C. In 1964.
( )21. In less than two months, the world ________ the UAE Asian Cup.
A. was watching B. watched C. will be watching D. has been watching
( )22. —How do you find your new boss, you guys?
—Oh, I think he has earned our wide respect ________ he treats everyone fairly.
A. in that B. so that C. even though D. as though
( )23. Yangzhou Half Marathon, ________ popularity is growing stronger and stronger, has become the citys annual sport gala.
A. which B. whose C. of which D. its
( )24. The European members are afraid that the new deal will upset the ________ balance of political interests.
A. ambitious B. arbitrary C. delicate D. compulsory
( )25. It was only after all his debts were discovered that everyone knew the great financier also had ________．
A. green fingers B. feet of clay
C. the salt of the earth D. cool cucumbers
( )26. —What do you think of Cristiano Ronaldos signing for Juventus?
—His experience and range of skills will add a new ________ to the team.
A. extension B. foundation C. occupation D. dimension
( )27. Richard sticks to principles and at the same time has flexibility, so he is to negotiate with the competitors ________ the community.
A. on behalf of B. on account of
C. in favor of D. in terms of
( )28. An earthquake struck the Indonesian island, ________ about 5，000 people out to sea.
A. sweeping B. to sweep C. swept D. having swept
( )29. When having meals, more young people would like to ________ the expenses, fifty to fifty.
A. cut B. cover C. split D. spare
( )30. —Did George pass the interview?
—Im afraid not. If so, he ________ me in the first place.
A. informed B. had informed
C. would inform D. would have informed
( )31. Employees who refuse to ________ the companys regulations will be dismissed.
A. adjust to B. cater to C. turn to D. submit to
( )32. “When I take a step back and look at ________ we are today, as compared to a year ago，” he says, “the numbers indicate that our economy is becoming better.”
A. when B. where B. why D. what
( )33. He took up the post of general manager, little knowing how this appointment ________ his life.
A. has changed B. had changed C. was to change D. was changing
( )34. If you leave within 15 minutes, you ________ park your car at the roadside temporarily.
A. would B. should C. must D. can
( )35. —Which movie do you think is better, ShadoworProjectGutenberg?
—________. Both have highlights and flaws.
A. Its hard to say B. It all depends
C. You cant be serious D. I wouldnt mind that
On my daughter Norahs fourth birthday, we stopped at the supermarket after school. Norah waved at a man a couple of steps away, “Hi, old person! Its my birthday today！” __36__ I could ask the earth to __37__ me whole, he turned to us and his rigid expression __38__ as he replied, “Well, hello, little lady! And how old are you today？” They chatted and he told us to call him Dan. We were __39__ other shoppers and we said sorry, but they didnt care. There was __40__ happening in the supermarket that day.
I posted the story and a photo on my Facebook later that night. Soon I received a message from a __41__ reader who__42__ Mr Dan. I asked for Mr Dans phone number and called him a few days later. He had been __43__ since his wife had gone. I was certain his heart was __44__ by my little girl and that he needed that __45__．
We visited Mr Dans tidy house—__46__ of his wife still __47__ displayed everywhere. He was patient and kind with my talkative, constantly moving girl. He __48__ a childs table, blank paper and crayons for Norah to draw some pictures for him to display on his refrigerator.
Norah asks about Mr Dan every day. She wants him to feel __49__. Mr Dan thinks about Norah, too. After another recent visit, he __50__ that he hadnt had an __51__ nights sleep since his wife died. He told me that he had slept __52__ every night since meeting my girl. “Norah has __53__ me，” he said.
That left me __54__ and my cheeks wet with tears.
He has been __55__ into my family, and just as Norah said, were going to love him all up.
( )36. A. When B. Before C. Once D. Although
( )37. A. swallow B. cover C. chew D. hide
( )38. A. strengthened B. weakened C. softened D. toughened
( )39. A. avoiding B. gathering C. inviting D. blocking
( )40. A. magic B. friction C. panic D. glory
( )41. A. practical B. local C. critical D. typical
( )42. A. recognized B. appreciated C. discovered D. admitted
( )43. A. merry B. annoyed C. stubborn D. lonely
( )44. A. shaken B. switched C. touched D. broken
( )45. A. caution B. connection C. unrest D. separation
( )46. A. decorations B. designs C. reminders D. materials
( )47. A. randomly B. proudly C. casually D. loosely
( )48. A. set out B. left out C. let out D. made out
( )49. A. moved B. protected C. loved D. respected
( )50. A. related B. swore C. yelled D. joked
( )51. A. impressive B. unbelievable C. incomparable D. uninterrupted
( )52. A. constantly B. soundly C. thoroughly D. quietly
( )53. A. controlled B. protected C. inspired D. healed
( )54. A. restless B. sleepless C. helpless D. speechless
( )55. A. classified B. equipped C. absorbed D. released
CIRCLE ROLLS By Barbara Kanninen. Illustrated by Serge Bloch.
In this delightful sneaklesson in geometry, physics, and helping your friends when theyre in a jam, some colorful shapes have a bangup time when Circle starts rolling.
32 pages. Phaidon. $16.95. Ages 3 to 5.
A HOUSE THAT ONCE WAS By Julie Fogliano. Illustrated by Lane Smith.
Two kids walking in the woods find an abandoned house. Who lived there? What happened? Accompanied by Lanes art that suggests layers of history, Foglianos story turns this childhood story into a brilliant poem about the mysteries of other people and the wonderfulness of home.
42 pages. Roaring Brook. $18.99. Ages 3 to 7.
FOREVER OR A DAY Written and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby.
In Jacobys first elegant performance, time is both a riddle and a poem: “Perhaps it is a ghost/ it can come and go/ and you never even notice it was there，” she writes. Her soft illustrations, in lovely sunrise, sunset and moonlight colors, capture both wideopen spaces and the enduring bonds of family love.
40 pages. Chronicle. $17.99. Ages 3 to 7.
JEROME BY HEART By Thomas Scotto. Illustrated by Olivier Tallec.
Its rare to find a book about friendship between boys this heartfelt. His parents laugh at the intensity of it all, but Raphael wants to spend every minute with Jerome—his schooltrip buddy, his defender against mean kids, the friend who always makes him laugh. Both the words and the sweet illustrations capture the spirit behind childhood bonds.
32 pages. Enchanted Lion. $16.95. Ages 4 to 8.
( )56. It can be seen that “Phaidon” might be the name of ________．
A. a writer B. a publisher C. a book D. a subject
( )57. Which of the books mentions school violence?
A. CIRCLE ROLLS B. A HOUSE THAT ONCE WAS
C. FOREVER OR A DAY D. JEROME BY HEART
Breeders(饲养者) have long found that puppies become their cutest selves at the eightweek mark; any older, and some breeders offer a discount to arouse wouldbe owners weakened desire. Such preferences might seem arbitrary, even cruel. But recent research indicates that peak puppy cuteness serves important purposes—and might play a fundamental role in binding dog and owner together.
In a study published this spring, Wynne, the head of Arizona State Universitys caninescience laboratory, and his colleagues sought to pin down, scientifically, the timeline of puppy cuteness. Their finding largely matched that of breeders: People consistently rated dogs most attractive when they were six to eight weeks old. This age, Wynne says, coincides with a crucial developmental milestone: Mother dogs stop nursing their young around the eighth week, after which pups rely on humans for survival. (Puppies without human caretakers face death rates of up to 95 percent in their first year of life) Peak cuteness, then, is no accident—at exactly the moment when our involvement matters most, puppies become irresistible to us.
It doesnt hurt that humans seem to be especially defenseless to cute things. Oxytocin, the socalled love hormone, has been found to rise in dogs and their owners after they look in each others eyes—setting off the same feedback loop(反馈回路) that exists between human mothers and their babies. In other words, the more dogs get us to look at them, the more tightly bonded to them we grow.
Born blind and basically deaf, puppies arent interactive in their first weeks of life, and Wynne notes that many people find animals in this stage alien and unappealing. A recent study focused on humans showed that, similar to sixweekold puppies, sixmonthold babies are seen as significantly cuter than newborns. As the psychologists Gary Sherman and Jonathan Haidt have proposed, the delayed appearance of cuteness in human babies can also bring about a flood of social interactions, such as petting, playing, and babytalking. These acts are developmentally crucial to puppies as well, but they cant be carried out very effectively with the extremely young. And so “one is not born cute，” Sherman and Haidt conclude. “One__becomes__cute．”
( )58. What did Wynne find in his study?
A. Human care reduces puppies death rate compared with mother dogs nursing.
B. Mother dogs refuse to raise puppies as humans offer to help with the nursing.
C. Puppies attractiveness reaches its peak between six and eight weeks after birth.
D. Puppies present their cuteness to us because we participate in their survival.
( )59. The bond between dogs and humans builds up when ________．
A. oxytocin increases in both dogs and their owners
B. dogs give us more looks than we do to them
C. humans are able to feel dogs cuteness at first sight
D. dogs and humans receive negative responses
( )60. The conclusion “One becomes cute.” implies that ________．
A. newly born babies or puppies seldom show cuteness
B. cuteness serves for puppies survival and growth
C. even blind puppies can become cute through practice
D. it is a challenge for cuteness to be passed down
Since 2016, the U＝U(Undetectable＝Untransmittable) campaign, started by Bruce Richman, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2003，has teamed up with 570 other organizations in 71 countries to share the message: “In most of these countries people have been taught to fear HIV and people with HIV. Now were turning a corner.”
The impact of this and other prevention strategies and campaigns has begun to reduce new infection rates. As is reported, the number of new diagnoses in San Francisco has dropped by more than 50 percent since 2006, in large part because of this “treatment as prevention” approach, also known as TasP.
But more work is needed, for example, on a vaccine. For some other viruses, vaccines work by mimicking(模仿) the biochemistry of people who seem to be naturally protected from infection. “For HIV, we dont have a good naturally protective correlate to work with，” says Lundgren, an official in UNAIDS. Another difficulty is the lack of a good animal model for human HIV infections. Potential vaccines that show promise in monkeys infected with the similar simian immunodeficiency virus have not been successful in human clinical trials.
There are also hopes for an HIV cure, but this has been harder to come by than expected. The main problem with trying to cure HIV is that there is a hidden reservoir of the virus in the body. That is why the leading strategy in the hunt for a cure is the “kick and kill” approach. This aims to kick HIV out of cells that act as a reservoir and then kill the virus.
While focusing on such scientific problems to make a cure a possibility in future, researchers at pharmaceutical company Gilead are also making progress when it comes to the potential for longeracting treatments. At the moment, antiretroviral(抗逆转录病毒的) drugs must be taken on a daily basis and this can prove difficult for some.
Winston Tse, a senior scientist at Gilead, is working on a treatment that looks to be particularly effective and could take the form of a longacting injection. He and his colleagues have set their sights on a protein that surrounds and protects the HIV RNA genome which is essential to viral(病毒的)life including its ability to infect new cells. The team is developing compounds that interfere with this protein and so prevent the virus to reproduce.
It is this focus on prevention and treatment that makes the UNAIDS goal potentially achievable—removing AIDS as a public health risk by 2030. “I would love a cure, but Im investing my time into the strategy of testing, treating and prevention, because I think thats the way to end this disease，” says Richman.
( )61. What is the purpose of “U＝U campaign”？
A. To call on more countries to fight HIV. B. To offer help to people with HIV.
C. To appeal to people to face HIV. D. To promote the TasP approach.
( )62. Researchers have difficulty in trying vaccines because ________．
A. many people are scared of HIV B. animal trials dont work on humans
C. monkeys are infected with viruses D. there is a hidden reservoir in the body
( )63. What do we know about the “kick and kill” approach?
A. It is less effective than expected. B. It destroys the reservoir of the virus.
C. It kills the virus out of the cells. D. It belongs to the antiretroviral drugs.
( )64. What can we infer from the UNAIDS goal?
A. AIDS will become a public health risk by 2030.
B. A cure for AIDS is more important than prevention.
C. Doing more trials is the solution to stopping AIDS.
D. Researchers are confident in preventing AIDS in future.
A stout old lady was walking with her basket down the middle of a street in Petrograd to the great confusion of the traffic and with no small danger to herself. It was pointed out to her that the pavement was the place for pedestrians, but she replied: “Im going to walk where I like. Weve got liberty now.” It did not occur to the__dear__old__lady that if liberty allowed the pedestrian to walk down the middle of the road, then the end of such liberty would be universal chaos. Everybody would be getting in everybody elses way and nobody would get anywhere. Individual liberty would have become social anarchy(无政府主义)．
There is a danger of the world getting libertydrunk in these days like the old lady with the basket, and it is just as well to remind ourselves of what the rule of the road means. It means that in order that the liberties of all may be preserved, the liberties of everybody must be curtailed(削减). When the policeman, say, at Piccadilly Circus steps into the middle of the road and puts out his hand, he is the symbol not of tyranny(专制), but of liberty. You may not think so. You may, being in a hurry, and seeing your car pulled up by this rude officer, feel that your liberty has been outraged. How dare this fellow interfere with your free use of the public highway? Then, if you are a reasonable person, you will reflect that if he did not interfere with you, he would interfere with no one, and the result would be that Piccadilly Circus would be in chaos that you would never cross at all. You have to curtail your private liberty in order that you may enjoy a social order which makes your liberty a reality.
Liberty is not a personal affair only, but a social contract. It is an accommodation of interests. In matters which do not touch anybody elses liberty, of course, I may be as free as I like. If I choose to go down the road in a dressinggown who shall say me no? You have liberty to laugh at me, but I have liberty to be indifferent to you. And if I have a fancy for dyeing my hair, or wearing an overcoat and sandals, or going to bed late or getting up early, I shall follow my fancy and ask no mans permission. I shall not inquire of you whether I may eat mustard with my mutton. And you will not ask me whether you may follow this religion or that, whether you may prefer Ella Wheeler Wilcox to Wordsworth.
In all these and a thousand other details you and I please ourselves and ask no ones leave. We have a whole kingdom in which we rule alone, can do what we choose, be wise or ridiculous, harsh or easy, conventional or odd. But directly we step out of that kingdom, our personal liberty of action becomes qualified by other peoples liberty. I might like to practice on the trumpet from midnight till three in the morning. If I went on to the top of Everest to do it, I could please myself, but if I do it in my bedroom my family will object, and if I do it out in the streets the neighbors will remind me that my liberty to blow the trumpet must not interfere with their liberty to sleep in quiet. There are a lot of people in the world, and I have to accommodate my liberty to their liberties.
We are all likely to forget this, and unfortunately we are much more conscious of the imperfections of others in this respect than of our own. A reasonable consideration for the rights or feelings of others is the foundation of social conduct.
It is in the small matters of conduct, in the observance of the rule of the road, that we pass judgment upon ourselves, and declare that we are civilized or uncivilized. The great moments of heroism and sacrifice are rare. It is the little habits of commonplace intercourse that make up the great sum of life and sweeten or make bitter the journey.
( )65. The author might regard his “rule of the road” as ________．
A. not walking in the middle of the road B. following the orders of policemen
C. behaving considerately in public D. doing what you like in private
( )66. By saying “the dear old lady”， the author thinks that the lady is ________．
A. ridiculous B. impolite C. intolerable D. irresponsible
( )67. The underlined word “qualified” in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “________”．
A. accepted B. prohibited C. educated D. limited
( )68. The author believes that he may be as free as he likes ________．
A. when he stays in his own home B. if he doesnt interrupt others liberty
C. if he doesnt go against the law D. when no one pays attention to him
( )69. In the authors opinion, ________ is the best way to maintain social orders.
A. obeying the authorities B. correcting others improper acts
C. making personal sacrifices D. being thoughtful in small things
( )70. Which of the sentences best sums up the authors main point?
A. “Individual liberty would have become social anarchy.” (Paragraph 1)
B. “There is a danger of the world getting libertydrunk…” (Paragraph 2)
C. “A reasonable consideration for the rights or feelings…” (Paragraph 5)
D. “The great moments of heroism and sacrifice are rare.” (Paragraph 6)
According to TheNewYorkTimes, kids from ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day on electronic devices and social network. Parents who have trouble tearing their teens away from the computer or smart phone may wonder whether their teenager is addicted to technology.
One big change that has come with new technology and especially smart phones is that we are never really alone. Kids update their status, sharing what theyre watching, listening to, and reading at all times. The result is that kids feel connected with each other all the time, never getting a break from them. That, in and of itself, can produce anxiety. Its also surprisingly easy to feel lonely and depressed in the middle of all that connection.
Today kids are missing out on very critical social skills. In the past kids were more likely to chat and hang out in person. Through realtime interactions, they were experimenting and trying out skills. In a way, texting and online communicating puts everybody in a nonverbal disabled context, where body language, facial expression, and even the smallest kinds of vocal reactions are invisible.
Peer acceptance is a big thing for adolescents, and their image matters a lot to them. Who wouldnt want to make herself look cooler if she can? So kids can spend hours beautifying their online identities, trying to project an idealized image.
Social media also can have a positive effect, however. Some research has found that social media can be a resource for teens to find social support when they are struggling with life issues, and that introvert kids can use the different online platforms as a way to express themselves. So they are able to build friendships and relationships through the interaction they have with others on the Internet.
Social networking makes kids more peerbased. Teens interact and receive feedback from one another. They are motivated to learn more from each other than from adults. Teachers and adults are no longer the only sources of knowledge.
Whether technology is good or bad largely depends on the person who uses it. Parents are role models for their children. They should cut down their own consumption first, and limit the amount of time their kids spend on social media. It is also suggested that sites like Instagram and schools teach safe social media use.
The use of social mediaamong teens Many teens seem (71)______ to social media nowadays.
(72)______ effects of socialmedia on teens ●Longtime connection may cause (73)______ problems in teens.
●Teens are losing social skills for (74)______ of realtime interactions.
●In order to be (75)______ by peers, teens spend too much time (76)______ their online images.
●Teens can seek help online with their problems in life.
●Social media offers more (77)______ for teens to acquire knowledge.
Suggestions on the useof social media ●Parents should set a good (78)______ for their children.
●A time (79)______ should be set for teens use of social media.
●Sites and schools should offer (80)______ education.
People use more than one exclamation mark (“Sounds good！！！”), and all caps (“GREAT IDEA！”), and repetition of letters (“soooo tired”) in social media. These are the three main ones that show enthusiasm, according to Deborah Tannen, a professor at Georgetown University. It is the same for the Chinese character “ 哈(ha)”， which we use to represent laughter. We usually text two, three or more of these characters to indicate how happy or amused we are. Using many of these kinds of symbols and characters is clearly becoming a cultural phenomenon.
“HEY STEVE！” someone recently emailed me. Both my name and “Hey” were in caps, and all five sentences in the message ended with exclamation marks. At first glance I assumed the message was a loved one writing from a plane that was going down. It turned out to be someone I hardly knew, discussing minor household chores and thanking me for something that had taken no effort on my part.
I hate it, that if we dont put six exclamation marks in an email or text we sound like a 13yearold girl. But when used too much, the exclamation mark makes no sense to the receiver, losing its intended meaning.
1～5 BCAAC 6～10 ABABA 11～15 CACAC 16～20 BCBBC
21～25 CABCB 26～30 DAACD 31～35 DBCDA
36～40 BACDA 41～45 BADCB 46～50 CBACA 51～55 DBDDC
56～57 BD 58～60 CAB 61～64 CBCD 65～70 CADBDC
71. addicted 72. Mixed 73. emotional/mental/psychological 74. lack 75. accepted/recognized 76. beautifying/idealizing/perfecting 77. sources/help 78. example 79. limit 80. safety
Possible version 1(支持)：
Today there goes a cultural phenomenon that people use many exclamation marks, caps and repeated letters or characters to express their strong emotions in social media. Some people support it while others dont.
Generally, Im totally in favor of this phenomenon. To begin with, using these symbols and repetition of letters or characters contribute to a better mutual communication among people, because it shows how close and concerned you are. Moreover, it can mirror the genuine sincerity while chatting with your friends or colleagues in social media because there is no need for you to be that formal, otherwise your emotions like enthusiasm and happiness would in a sense not be smoothly and fully expressed and accepted. Last but not least, we should be open to new expression to keep up with fashion trends.
So its quite safe to conclude that this phenomenon makes for an effective and sincere communication.
Possible version 2(反对)：
With people using many exclamation points, caps and repeated letters or characters to express their strong emotions in social media, the public are divided into two opposite groups: “For” and “Against”．
I tend to take the “Against” side for three reasons. Firstly, using these symbols and repetition of letters or characters, senders may make it difficult for receivers to understand what they really want to convey, especially when they are not very familiar with each other. Secondly, we will definitely leave others an impression that we are so naive when communicating with others in this way. Thirdly, its a kind of offence to receivers especially on a very formal occasion because it is not that widely accepted.
In short, not only will the practice cause misunderstandings among users, but it will even sound a little bit offensive to the receivers.
M: Can I leave now?
W: Sure, Jim. But remember to pay more attention to your work, or you wont pass the final exams.
W: I want to have some icecream later. But the icecream shop may be closed by the time we finish dinner. We could go for a walk in the park instead.
M: Actually, I know an icecream shop near a shopping center that stays open late.
W: Really? Lets go then.
W: What should we do today? Do you have any idea?
M: Why dont we go to the National Exhibition? I heard that theres a good show going on. We can see a lot of things.
M: Its been raining since Monday, but the weather report says that tomorrow will be clear and sunny.
W: Thats really good news. You know I always play football on Saturday, and I like to play in good weather.
M: Jessica, could you forward this email to all the club members?
W: Sorry, the computer broke down this morning. Ill do it for you as soon as I have it fixed.
M: This soup is delicious. Whats in it, Mary?
W: I am sorry, what?
M: You know sometimes I think you watch too much TV.
W: Oh, I hardly ever watch TV.
M: Are you serious?
W: Well, sometimes I watch the morning shows and I usually watch the late movies.
M: And you always have dinner in front of the TV. I mean, you never talk to me.
W: Yes, I do. I talk to you during commercials.
W: Hello, Dad?
M: Yes... Mary! How are you? Is there anything wrong?
W: Oh, no. Im just calling to see if everything is OK with you and Mom. Its been quite a while since I saw you last time.
M: Oh, were both fine. Your mother is shopping at the new shopping center. Hows Tom?
W: Hes fine. He likes his work and was given a raise last month by Mr Davis. We were all pretty pleased about that.
M: Yes, I think you should be. And how are your children?
W: Well, Billys at home from school today. Its nothing serious, just a bad cold. He can go to school tomorrow. Sallys still taking dancing lessons.
M: She must be pretty good by now. Well, its certainly good to hear your voice. Call again soon.
W: Goodbye. Dad.
M: Doctor, whenever I cough I have a burning feeling in my throat and my chest hurts.
W: Are you coughing up anything?
M: Yes, and it smells terrible.
W: I hear wheezing sounds. Do you have difficulty breathing?
M: Yes, I do.
W: How long have you been like this?
M: About a week.
W: Have you got the medicine yet?
M: Yes, Ive been given so much that I simply dont know what to do with it at all.
W: Well, these are for internal use. You take a packet each time, four times a day.
M: What about these?
W: Theyre painkillers. You take one tablet when you feel pain, but not more than once every four hours.
M: I see. Thank you, doctor.
W: It must be so late where you are. What time is it?
M: Just after 2 am.
W: Whats wrong? Cant sleep?
M: Nope, actually I was just waiting for you. I have big news to tell you.
W: Really? What is it?
M: I have an offer to work for a company in your city today.
W: I cant believe it! Is it real? Youre moving here?
M: I havent accepted the position yet and with the upcoming holiday I think its the perfect chance to visit the city and take a good look at the company before decision. If you have time I think we could get together in person.
W: Just give me the dates and Ill make sure Im free. You know after all these chatting online, it will be great to meet you in real life. I look forward to seeing you soon.
M: Me too. But I think I am going to bed now. My head is getting heavy. Have a nice day there!
W: Thanks. This is so exciting. Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
M: Talk to you later.
M: If you enjoy reading. Dont miss Shakespeare and Company when you visit the city of Paris. It is a famous Englishlanguage bookstore on the left bank of the river Seine. The first Shakespeare and Company in history was opened in 1919 by an American, Sylvia Beach. Ms Beach did more than sell books. Her bookstore was also a library, and she even prepared beds for writers visiting there. Ms Beach was not only kind to people but also good at choosing books, so her bookstore was often visited by writers like Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce. But in 1941, after the Germans took power in Paris, Ms Beach was told to close her bookstore. In 1951, another American, George Whitman, opened in Paris another Englishlanguage bookstore, Librairie Mistral. Since then, just as Ms Beach did, Mr Whitman has also made his bookstore a library for people to borrow books, and a free hotel for writers to stay in. To remember Ms Beach, Mr Whitman changed the name of his bookstore to Shakespeare and Company in 1964, two years after Ms Beach died. Next time when you are in Paris, dont forget to visit this friendly bookstore, and see if you can spend a night there.