广雅中学 2008 届高三英语 10 月月考试题 G
(2007、10) （满分 150 分，考试时间 120 分钟） Ⅰ．听力（共两节，满分 35 分） 做题时，先将答案划在试卷上。录音结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷的答案转涂到答 题卡上。 第一节：听独白或对话（共 l5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 请听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独自后有几个小题
，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个 选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。在听完每段对话或独白前，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 1 段对话，回答 1—2 题。 1. When will the ballet performance be on? A. This Week. B. Next week. C. Next month. 2. When will the man attend the performance? A. On Sunday evening. B. On Wednesday evening. C. On Friday evening. 听第 2 段对话，回答 3—4 题。 3. What is the relationship between the two speakers? A. Doctor and patient. B. Husband and wife. 4. Why does Stan not come down for breakfast? A. He is too sleepy to get up. B. He does not want to go to school. C. He is likely to have caught a cold.
C. Teacher and student.
听第 3 段对话，回答 5—8 题。 5. What caused the conversation? A. The woman's suggestion. B. An article. C. An advertisement. 6. What was the main topic of the conversation? A. The relationship between shopping and time spent shopping. B. How much time was required for shopping. C. Shopping in a department store took too much time. 7. What fact did the man and woman learn about shopping? A. People always enjoyed shopping. B. People spent little time shopping. C. People were more likely to buy something if time was limited. 8. What did the man say about people who shop quickly? A. They knew what they want to buy. B. They talked themselves out of it. C. They shopped in the cheapest shop. 听第 4 段对话，回答 9—12 题。 9. Where does this conversation take place?
A. In the street. B. In the shop. C. In France. 10. What's the relationship between the two speakers? A. Co-workers. B. Husband and wife. C. Neighbors. 11. Who speaks French fluently? A. Mr. Pope. B. Mrs. Pope. C. Norman. 12. How long has the woman been walking round? A. Half an hour. B. Nearly three hours. C. Two hours. 听第 5 段独白，回答 13—15 题。 13. What can we conclude from the talk? A. The weather conditions vary greatly in the USA. B. People in the USA are having pleasant weather. C. The Americans are suffering from bad weather. 14. What is the weather like in the Southern states? A. Sunny. B. Snowy. C. Rainy. 15. In which state are temperatures rather hot according to the talk? A. Florida. B. Arizona. C. Texas. 第二节：听取信息（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 请听下面 l 段独白。根据题目要求，从所听到的内容中获取必要的信息，填入答卷标号 为 16—20 的空格中。你将有 2 分钟的作答时间。本段独白读两遍。 The Stages of Culture Shock The honeymoon stage Produces a feeling of euphoria（愉快） ：a(16)____ to look around, to experiment, to explore. (17)__ wears off, and the visitor sees the country from a different light, and often begins to criticize the country, the life, and (18) _ of the people. People begin to (19) __ earlier stages. and laugh at their mistakes in the
The horror stage
The humor stage (20)___
People begin to feel at home, enjoy living in that foreign country.
第二部分：语言知识及应用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节完形填空（共 10 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 21—30 各题所给的 A、B、C 和 D 项中，选出最 佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑 Your friends might be in Australia or maybe just down the road, but they are all just a few clicks away. Life has 21 for millions of teenagers across the world who now make friends online. Whether you use chat rooms, QQ, MSN or ICQ, you are 22 of a virtual community. “I rarely talk with my parents or grandparents, 23 I talk a lot with my old friends on QQ,” said Fox's Shadow, the online nickname used by a Senior 2 girl in China. “Eighty percent of my classmates use QQ after school.” QQ is the biggest messaging service in China. A record 4 million people used it one Saturday night in October, 24 Tencent, the company which developed QQ. And Fox's Shadow might well have been one of them. “I log in on Friday nights, and Saturdays.or Sundays when I feel 25 . I usually spend 10 hour chatting online every week,”
she said. “But I rarely talk with 26 , especially boys or men.” Many people would like to meet offline when they feel they have got to 27 someone very well. Fox's Shadow once met one of her online friends face to face. It was a girl who was a comic fan like 28 and they went to a comic show together. However, not all teenagers have been so 29 . At the beginning of this year, a 17-year-old girl in Liaoning Province was raped after meeting a friend she had found on QQ. The criminal wasn't caught until last month. A 16-year-old Beijing boy, known online as Bart Simon, dislikes QQ users. “I used to chat on QQ, but I found that most people were talking nonsense.” he said. Now he chats online in English, using MSN. But he spends little time chatting as he sees it as a waste of time and money. “If you are really 30 to it, sometimes you just can't concentrate in class.” He said. 21. A. improved B. become C. changed D. increased 22. A. member B. part C. partner D. number 23. A. but B. while C. when D. still 24. A. granting to B. depending on C. considering about D. according to 25. A. sleepy B. tired C. bored D. busy 26. A. friends B. adults C. males D. strangers 27. A. know B. recognize C. tell D.judge 28. A. herself B. her C. anybody else D. everyone 29. A. good B. fortunate C. safe D. healthy 30. A. adapted B. accustomed C. addicted D. stuck 第二节：语法填空（共 10 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面短文，根据上下文填入适当的词语，或使用括号中的词语的适当形式填空，并 将答案填写在答题卡上标号为 31-40 的相应位置。 All it takes to introduce a breath of the outdoors into your house is a balcony. Planting vegetables on the balcony is trendy among urbanites. Regardless of attitudes 31 planting vegetables on the balcony, it demonstrates a 32 for a slower pace of life in today's urban rush. “The life of a farmer, springtime and a patch of grass are my dreams,” reads a real estate sign in the Beijing subway. It is difficult to make out the writing with the 33 (end) stream of people 34 (pass) in front of it as they board and exit. Urban residents have 35 opportunities to eat fresh vegetables every day. They usually go to the market and buy food to get them 36 the week. If they plant vegetables themselves, they could eat fresh 37 at any time. Planting on your own is 38 a great way to skirt the chemical problems of market-grown vegetables. Wang Xueyan, as part of Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS), plants tomatoes and cucumbers on her balcony. “There are only two ways for humans to connect with the environment: one is 39 (protect) the environment, and the other is to destroy it,” she said. “Planting vegetables on the balcony is a win-win activity, both for the environment and for ourselves,” she explains, “It can make our balcony 40 (green), and contribute to a nicer city landscape. It also provides a source of fresh green food for our daily lives.” 第三部分阅读（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节：阅读理解（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 A、B、C、D 项中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该
项涂黑. (A) In 1976, in a small shop in Brighton in the U.K., Anita Roddick started a cosmetics business that has grown into what she describes as a “multi-local business with 1,980 stores serving over 77 million customers in 50 different markets in 25 different languages and across 12 time zones.” The cosmetics business that Anita Roddick started.in is The Body Shop. She opened her first shop because she needed to make a living for her herself and two daughters while her husband was trekking (长徒步行) across America. She had no idea about how to run a business, but opening her first shop taught her that “it's about trading: buying and selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it.” What is interesting about Anita Roddick and The Body Shop is that it has very strong core values. She believed that business has “ the power to do good,” and this is at the heart of the company's mission statement: “To dedicate our business to the pursuit of social and environmental change.” So how did she manage to achieve this? One of the company's policies is the promotion of Community Trade. In 1989, she joined Amazonian Indian tribes t0 protest against a hydro-electric project that would have flooded thousands of acres of rainforest and their homelands. The discovery that the tribes collected nuts that could be made into an oil for moisturizing and conditioning was the key to the protest being successful. The Indians were not only protecting a natural renewable resource, they could also make business and survive. The Body Shop still trades with these tribes, paying them a fair price for their products, and has supported many initiatives (计划) like this across the world. Outside of her work for The Body Shop, Anita was also a human-rights campaigner and was actively involved in many initiatives to encourage people and other business to stop damaging the world and to protect it for future generations. Anita Roddick was a green business leader who did much to promote fair trade and to give small communities the chance to survive, to make a living, and to keep their identity and culture. But she was more than that, she was also an environmentalist and campaigner. Some people might also say she was a politician. 41. When did Anita Roddick start The Body Shop? A. In 1989. B. In 1980. C. In 1976. D. Not mentioned. 42.According to the text, why did Anita Roddick open the first Body Shop? A. Because she wanted to start a new business. B. Because she needed money for her family. C. Because she liked cosmetics very much. D. Because her husband was trekking across America. 43. What did Anita Roddick think about business? A. Business cannot change society too much. B. Making money is more important than people. C. Business should help society change. D. Business should make a good product or service for customers. 44. According to the passage, how does The Body Shop help small communities? A. It pays them money to develop new products. B. It pays for educational projects.
C. It pays them good prices to protect their local economies. D. It pays for nuts that could be made into an oil for moisturizing. 45. Which statement is Not true？ A. Anita Roddick wanted to protect the world's resources. B. Anita Roddick was starting a new business. C. Anita Roddick fought for people's right. D. Anita Roddick was an environmentalist and campaigner. （B）
All over the country these days, electronic mail messages are ending with this strange little mark or one of its many variants (变体), like .
It was 25 years ago that Scott Fahlman taught the Net how to smile. The Carnegie Mellon computer scientist has devoted his life to man-made intelligence, the practice of teaching computers how to think like humans, but the bearded scientist is perhaps best known for a flash of inspiration (灵感) that helped to define Internet culture. By the early 1980's the Computer Science group at Carnegie Mellon was making heavy use of online bulletin boards or “boards”. A good many of the posts were humorous. The problem was that if someone made a humorous remark, a few readers would fail to get the joke. This problem caused some people to suggest (only half seriously) that maybe it would be a good idea to clearly mark posts that were not to be taken seriously. After all, when using text-based online communication, we lack the body language or the tone of voice that communicates this information when we talk in person or on the phone. So on Sept. 19, 1982, Fahlman typed in an online message. “I had no idea I was starting something that would soon pollute all the world's communications channels,” he wrote later. The “smiley face” has since become common in online communication, allowing 12-year-old girls and corporate lawyers alike to mark their messages with a quick symbol that says, “Hey, I'm only joking.” This creation caught on quickly around Carnegie Mellon, and soon spread to other universities and research labs by means of the computer networks of the day. Since then, the smiling icons (marks) have taken the e-mail world by storm. Now called emoticons, short for emotive icons, Fahlman's smiley face encouraged the creation of thousands of variants. Yahoo, Microsoft and America Online all put emoticons into their instant-messaging systems while telecom companies, jewelry makers and online merchants have sent in trademark applications for products and ads that include Fahlman's smiley face. But Fahlman has never seen a cent from his creation. “If it cost people a cent to use it, nobody would have used it. This is my little gift to the world, for better or worse,” he said. 46. contributes greatly to the interact culture. A. Carnegie Mellon B. Fahlman C. Scott D.A Yahoo scientist 47. What do the underlined words this information in paragraph 3 refer to? A. the body language B. the suggestion of marking, posts C. the tone of voice D. the humors behind the words 48. The purpose of Fahlman in typing the first smiley face was _____.
A. to explain to others that he didn't take his message seriously B. to fill all the world's communication channels with smiley faces C. to make money out of telecom companies and online merchants D. to show his happy feelings and to help to define Internet culture 49. All of the following are true except_ A. Smiley faces have become common since the early 1980s B. Carnegie Mellon is probably a university C. the creation was well received soon after it was used D. Fahlman made a lot of money because many merchants wanted to buy the creation 50. What does the passage mainly talk about? A. internet culture B. Electronic mail message. C. Fahlman's creation. D. Online smiley face. (C) The way people hold to the belief that a fun-filled, pain free life equals happiness actually reduces their chances of ever attaining real happiness. If fun and pleasure are equal to happiness then pain must be equal to unhappiness. But in fact, the opposite is true: more often than not things that lead to happiness involve some pain. As a result, many people avoid the very attempts that are the source of true happiness. They fear the pain inevitably brought by such things as marriage, raising children, professional achievement, religious commitment (承担的义务) , or self-improvement. Ask a bachelor why he resists marriage even though, he finds dating to be less and less satisfying. If he is honest he will tell you that he is afraid of making a commitment. For commitment is in fact quite painful The single life is filled with fun, adventure, and excitement. Marriage has such moments, but they are not its most distinguishing features. Couples with infant children are lucky to get a whole night's sleep or a three-day vacation. I don't know any parent who would choose the word “fun” to describe raising children. But couples who decide not to have children never know the joys of watching a child grow up or of playing with a grandchild. Understanding and accepting that true happiness has nothing to do with fun is one of the most liberating realizations. It liberates time: now we can devote more hours to activities that can genuinely increase our happiness. It liberates money: buying that new car or those fancy clothes that will do nothing to increase our happiness now seems pointless. And it liberates us from envy: we now understand that all those who are always having so much fun actually may not be happy at all. 51. According to the author, a bachelor resists marriage chiefly because . A. he is reluctant to take on family responsibilities B. he believes that life will be more cheerful if he remains single C. he finds more fun in dating than in marriage D. he fears it will put an end to all his fun, adventure and excitement 52. Raising children, in the author's opinion, is . A. a moral duty B. a thankless job C. a rewarding task D. a source of inevitable pain 53. From the last paragraph, we learn that envy sometimes stems from . A. hatred B. misunderstanding C. prejudice (偏见) D. ignorance
54. To understand what true happiness is, one must__________. A. have as much fun as possible during one's lifetime B. make every effort to liberate oneself from pain C. put up with pain under all circumstances D. be able to distinguish happiness from fun 55. What is the author trying to tell us? A. Happiness often goes hand in hand with pain. B. One must know how to attain happiness. C. It is important to make commitments. D. It is pain that leads to happiness. 第二节信息匹配（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 请阅读下列广告和相关信息，并按照要求匹配信息。请在答题卡上将对应题号(56-60) 的相应选项字母涂黑。首先，请阅读下列广告： A Kid-ToughTM Digital Camera Product: J8209 Ages: 3 years & up Price: $70.00 Here's a real digital camera that's tough enough-and easy enough-for kids to use. What a perfect way for kids to get creative by taking, viewing and even printing their own digital pictures! B Laugh & LearnTM Learning TableTM Ages: 6-36 months Product: C5522 Approx. Retail Price: $40.00 Stir up the learning fun! Two interactive play modes teach A-B-C's, 1-2-3's, colors, textures, first words, music, and so much more! 15 sing-along songs, 10 fascinating activities, speech, sounds, and lots of ways to imagine and play. C Brilliant BasicsTM Big Discoveries TableTM Ages: 9 months & up Product: K6671 Price: $25.00 This activity-filled table offers plenty to do, with open-ended play all around. While your baby is busy having fun, you'll be amazed at all the new skills that develop! Before you know it, baby will be making big new discoveries, improving motor skills, developing eye-hand coordination, and learning to recognize colors, shapes and sizes. D Baby GymtasticsTM Bat & Score GoalTM Ages: 6-36 months Product: K0476 Price: $21.00 With this versatile set, even sitting babies can enjoy scoring a goal! When they bat the inflatable ball or the wiggly cheetah, baby is rewarded with music, lights and sounds. Then, once little ones start crawling or can stand and kick, you can easily convert it, for the whole goal experience! Detach the ball and the rhino becomes the “goalie.” Toddlers can push, kick or toss the ball at the target, while you stand back and catch the excitement! E Go Baby Co!
Ages: 9-36 months Price: $35.00 There's nothing like having a friend you can rely on especially when you are learning to walk! This charming lion is ready to steady baby's first steps, encouraging progress with rewarding lights, sounds, and upbeat music. Once walking is a sure thing, toddlers can hop on the lion's back and ride all around for a rearing good time.Designed with a wide wheel base for sturdy support. With on/off switch plus volume control for quiet play. F ESPN Shot BlockTM Basketball Product: H4685 Ages: 5 years & up Approx. Retail Price: $80.00 Bring defense to the game! Automatic shot-blocking rim defense and 8 ways to play add even more fun, excitement and challenge to indoor basketball fun! Includes 2 balls. For indoor use only. Requires 4 “C” batteries. 请阅读以下人员的相关信息， 然后匹配与之相应的广告： 56. Jack and his wife want to buy a toy for their 7-month-old baby. But Jack has a low income and intends to buy something which is not so expensive. 57. Alice and her husband have a 7-year-old son who likes using their expensive digital camera. They decide to buy him one which is cheap and easy to operate. 58. Lynne's daughter is 11 months old. Lynne thinks it's time for her daughter to learn to walk. 59. Margaret's son, who is two years old, is very good at distinguishing (辨别) different shapes. Magaret says it is due to a toy she bought when her son was one year old. Which toy is she talking about? 60.Peter is fond of playing basketball. He expects his son to begin playing it before he goes to Primary School. Name List Advertisement 56. Jack A. Kid-ToughTM Digital Camera 57. Alice B. Laugh & LearnTM Learning TableTM 58. Lyyne C. Brilliant BasicsTM Big Discoveries TableTM 59. Margaret D. Baby GymtastiesTM Bat & Score GoalTM 60. Peter E. Go Baby Go! F. ESPN Shot BlockTM Basketball 第四部分写作（共两节，满分为 40 分） 第一节：基础写作（共 l 小题，满分 15 分） (写作内容)： 请根据表格内容，使用 5 个规范的英语句子描述所有信息。 南极洲 地理 概况 气候 特征 生物 环绕南极，面积1400万平方公里，为世界第五大洲 拥有世界上90%的冰，大部分的净水都是冰态的 地球最冷、最干的地方 年降雨量几乎为零，严格来说就是一个沙漠 栖息着很多野生动物如企鹅、飞鸟、海豹和鲸鱼，它们已经适应了那 里极其恶劣的条件
（写作要求） 1．必须使用 5 个句子介绍全部所给的内容。 2．将 5 个句子组织成连贯的短文。 第二节读写任务（共 1 小题，满分 25 分） 阅读下面的短文，然后按要求写一篇 150 词左右的英语短文。 Advertising can be a service to customers. This is true when advertisements give reliable information about the goods advertised. Such information is needed if the customer is to make a sensible choice when he buys something. It is useful in that it lets him know of the kinds of goods in the shops. Printed advertisements do this job best. Customers can collect them and compare them. They can be taken along to the shops and their statements can be checked against and actual goods in the shops. Some advertisements are not very useful to the customers. Instead of helping the customer to satisfy his real needs, they set out to make him want things. They set out to create a need. These advertisements make us believe that what they advertise will make us cleverer, prettier, more handsome, if only we use it. The voice on TV says, “Getaway(度假) people use XYZ petrol.” The screen shows a picture of petrol pump for a fast expensive car owned by a boy with a pretty girlfriend. They drive off to the wonderful country or a lovely beach. Some people may feel that clever, successful people use XYZ petrol. Some might choose that petrol every time they fill up their cars. （写作内容） ： 1．概括短文的内容要点，该部分的词数大约为 30; 2．就“The use of advertisements”这个主题发表你的看法，至少包括以下的内容要点，该部 分的词数大约为 120； a) 广告盛行的现状和原因; b) 谈谈人们对广告的不同看法； c) 你的态度是什么？ 【写作要求】 1．可以使用实例或其它论述方法支持你的论点，也可以参照阅读材料的内容，但不要抄袭 阅读材料中的句子。 2．题目自拟。 【评分标准】概括准确、语言规范、内容合适、篇章连贯、卷面工整。
Ⅰ. 1-5 BABCB 6-10 ACAAB 11-15 CBCCB 16. desire 17. The newness 18. the values 19. reflect back 20. The home stage Ⅱ. 21～25 CBADC 26～30 DAABC 31.towards 32.desire 33. endless 34. passing 35. few 36. through 37. ones 38. also 39. to protect 40. greener Ⅲ. 41-45 CBCCB 46-50 BDADD 51-55 ACBDA 56-60 DAECF
Ⅳ．基础写作 （主要考查熟练描写地点的能力，运用 With 介词结构、分词作状语的能力以及使用定语从 句整合信息、 保持意义连贯的能力。 答题过程中还应注意个别单词的拼写和某些意义的准确 表达如 Antarctica, annual, continent, fresh water, in a frozen state, extreme condition 等。 ） Amtarctica is the coldest and driest place on Earth. With annual rainfall close to zero, Antarctica is technically a desert. Covering about 14 million square kilometers around the South Pole, it is the fifth largest continent in the world. Antarctica holds 90% of the world's ice, with most of its fresh water in a frozen state. Inhospitable place as it is, Antarctica is full of wildlife such as penguins, flying birds, seals and whales, which has adapted to its extreme conditions. Ⅴ．读写任务 The Use of Advertisements Advertising can be useful when it provides customers with reliable information, while some advertisements are produced only to persuade customers to buy what they don't need.(28 words,
重点考查是否善于使用并列连词使意思连贯，以及是否能准确把握短文大意） Nowadays we can see advertisements everywhere, such as on TV, in the newspapers, on the Internet and so on. Nobody can avoid being influenced by them. Why is advertising so popular? Undoubtedly, it is the man who shouts the loudest that attracts attention. in violent competition and therefore well-established businesses spend much money in advertising. Some people like advertisements because they can get the latest and detailed information needed more conveniently through them. Moreover, some people enjoy the stories and ideas in the ads. However, some hate them for the reason that some false advertisements mislead customers by using part of the truth to suggest something false. Worse still, by using the famous stars for advertising, it makes the prices much higher. In my opinion, the advertisement is a necessity in modern society. Towards it, a correct attitude should be held: let advertisements serve our life, but never easily believe them. （写作中注意谋篇布局的合理性，务必检查自己的作文是否有结论句/段：同时，注意使用 合适的连接手段如范文中的黑体字部分。 ）
Transcript (Text 1) W: May I help you? M: Yes, I'd like some tickets for next week's ballet performances. W: Which performance do you wish to attend? There will be three: Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings. M:Are there still seats for all the performances? W: Not many, and very few together. How many tickets do you want? M: Just two, preferably together. The date is less important. W: I have two together in the last row for Sunday evening. M: That would be free. How much are they? W: Ten dollars each. That would be twenty dollars for the two tickets. M: Yes, here you are. Thank you. W: You are welcome. (Text 2) M: Where is Stan? Why hasn't he come down for breakfast? Isn’t he going to school today?
W: He's still in bed in his room. M: What's the matter with him? W: He's feeling terrible. I think he must have caught a bad cold. M : Well, we must call the doctor. W: Yes, we must. M: Can you remember the doctor's telephone number? W: Yes. It's 85466633. (Text 3). W: I just read an interesting article. Did you know that people who spend less than ten minutes in a department store are more likely to buy something than those who spend half an hour there? M: I saw that article too. But I think, if someone runs into a store for 10 minutes, it's usually to get something that was already in mind. W: And someone who spends more time there may be just looking. M: Exactly. Haven' t you ever gone into a store, thinking that you' d buy some and theft talked yourself out of it? W: Yes, I have. Especially when I thought I could get it for less somewhere else, or I really didn't need it at all M: Exactly, but if you run into buy something that you want to buy and have very little time, you pick it up, pay for it immediately and then leave. W: That's true. May be we should learn a lesson from that. Take your time and you will spend less money. M: Yes, I think so, too. (Text 4) M: Oh, there you are. I've been waiting for you for half an hour. What have you been doing? W: I've been shopping. I've bought a new hat. Do you like it? M: It's all right. I met the Popes' son, Norman, while I was waiting for you. He's just come back from France. W: Yes, I know. Mrs. Pope told me. She's very proud of him. She says he speaks French fluently. M: How long has he been learning it? W: I' m not sure. M: What did you say? W: I said I'm not sure. I think he's been studying French since he was twelve. M: Who's been studying French? W: Norman has. The Popes's son, Have you gone deaf or something? M: I can't hear you. The noise of the traffic is absolutely awful. W: Yes, it is, isn't? Goodness, I'm tired. I've been walking round the shops for nearly three hours. (Text 5) And now for the following 72-hour weather report. The national weather map shows a high-pressure area all along the eastern coastline, which will bring them very pleasant, sunny weather from New York to Florida, But showers and thunderstorms are happening from the Ohio River all the way south to the Gulf coast, pouring down heavy amounts of rain over the Southern states. By far the worst of the storms has happened in and around Texas. Some Texas stations have reported up to fifteen inches of rain in a 24-hour period with high winds and thunderstorms. Two
typhoons were reported along the Gulf coast of Texas, but we haven't got the exact information about any damages and injuries. Heavy amounts of snow were reported in the Rocky Mountain area with record cold temperatures in Denver and Boulder. As much as a foot of snow has fallen in some of the mountain stations. In contrast, temperatures in Arizona and the desert Southwest went over the 100-degree mark again under bright, sunny skies. (Text 6) Well, I think generally speaking, we could say that there are four stages to culture shock. First of all, the “honeymoon” stage. Uh, to the visitor, everything seems new, quaint, and novel. The foods, the surroundings, the buildings. And it produces a feeling of euphoria: a desire to look around, to experiment and to explore. The next stage is the “horror” stage, where the newness wears off, and the visitor sees the country from a different light, and often begins to criticize the country, the life, and the values of the people. The next stage, we could say,is the “humor” stage, where people begin tO reflect hack and laugh at their mistakes in the earlier stages. And the final stage, we could say, is the “home” stage where people begin to feel at home, and enjoy living in that foreign country. 10月月考自我总结（与9月月考相比） Strengths（进步之处） Aspects for improvement（需改进之处）