江苏省泰州中学 2012-2013 学年度第一学期 高一英语期中考试试卷
（考试时间：120 分钟 总分：120 分） 注意事项： 1、本试卷共分两部分，第Ⅰ卷为选择题，第Ⅱ卷为非选择题。 2、所有试题的答案均填写在答题纸上（选择题部分使用答题卡的学校请将选择题的答 案直接填涂到答题卡上），答案写在试卷上的无效。
题（三部分，共 85 分）
第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20 分） 做题时，先将答案划在试卷上。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 分，满分 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 possible relationship between the two speakers? A. Teacher and student. 2. 3. 4. What is Mike doing now? A. Singing a song. A. Difficult. A. Alice and Ann are sisters. C. Linda and Ann are sisters. 5. What do we know about Mike’s father? A. He works in China. B. He is good at cooking. C. He doesn’t like cooking. B. Playing in the garden. B. Interesting. B. Alice and Linda are sisters. C. Swimming. C. Boring. What does the woman think of the book? What can we know from the conversation? B. Brother and sister. C. Mother and son.
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 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， 各个小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。 每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. What is troubling the man? A. He doesn’t have any time of his own. B. He isn’t popular with people around him. C. He can’t communicate well with others in Japanese. 7. What is the man doing in Japan? A. Traveling. B. Studying. C. Working.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。
What is the man probably doing? A. Reading a newspaper. B. Reading news on the Internet. C. Writing a school paper on dogs.
What did the volunteers do? A. They saved more than 500 dogs. B. They protected many homeless dogs. C. They caused a traffic accident.
10. What does the woman mean? A. People should do more to protect dogs. B. Many people protect homeless dogs. C. Dogs can live on their own. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. What did the woman do last night? A. She had a quarrel with her mother. B. She tried to go to Paris without her mother. C. She told her mother she would travel with her. 12. What does the man think of the woman’s mother? A. She is easy-going. B. She is kind-hearted. C. She loves the woman very much. 13. What will the woman do tonight? A. Go to save some money. B. Say sorry to her mother. C. Plan for her college. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. What did the man do yesterday morning? A. He went shopping with Alice. B. He went shopping with the woman. C. He bought a new cellphone for Alice. 15. What happened to the man’s brother last week? A. He lost the man’s cellphone. B. He got lost in the mountain. C. He lost his cellphone. 16. What does the woman think of the man’s behavior? A. He is careless. B. He is a good boy. C. He doesn’t know how to deal with money. 17. When did the woman probably buy her cellphone? A. In February. B. In May. C. In August. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. How many bad habits are mentioned in the passage? A. Three. A. 91. B. Four. B. 314. C. Five. C. 387. 19. Among the 5,000 British adults, how many had all the unhealthy habits? 20. Which of the following is one of the bad habits? A. Having more than one drink every day for men. B. Getting less than five hours of exercise every week.
C. Eating fruit and vegetables less than three times every day. 第二部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节：单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，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。 21. High school is ______ time when you can learn many skills, including how to get along with ______ partner. A. a; a exercise. A. suggested A. of which price A. which A. Now that A. could he B.advised B. the price of whose B. that B. As if B. didn’t I C. approved C. the price of which C. what C. Even though C. didn’t he D. insisted D. which price D. them D. In case D. could they 23. Recently I bought a beautiful car, ________ was reasonable. 24. I bought three books, but none of _______ is interesting. 25. ______ you have got the news about him, I won’t hold it back from you. 26. I told your brother not everybody could work out the problem as quickly as him, ______? 27. Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, ______ protect you against a heart attack, according to a recent study. A. have helped A. After all B. helped B. Above all C. help C. At all D. helps D. In all 28. Please don’t be too hard on her work, ______, she has tried her best. 29. The boy insisted that he ______ nothing wrong and that he ______ at once. A. should do; should be set free C. had done; be set free set free 30. ______ his arrival in Canada, David was attracted by the beautiful scenery and decided to stay there for another week. A. In B. On C. At D. Besides 31. —How beautiful the university is, Professor Wu. —So it is. I ______ here for four years and my daughter is studying here too. A. have studied B. studied C. was studied D. had studied 32. Although the accident happened all of a sudden, it didn’t affect the ______ work here. A. regular grades. A. earn; achieve USA. A. how B. which C. that D. why 35. —James, I am sorry I used your computer when you were away this morning.
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22. We are often _____ by the doctors to eat more healthy food and take plenty of physical
B. should do; must set free D. had done; must be
33. He told us that the best way to ______ respect was to devote ourselves to ______ high B. earning; achieving C. earn; achieving D. earning; achieve
34. We all had a good laugh about the funny way ______ Li Ming told us his story about the
—______. A. That’s all right. B. It’s a pleasure C. You are welcome. D. Don’t mention it. 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项， 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Once there lived a rich woman well-known in high society for her kindness, who had a maid that was devoted and hardworking. One day, out of curiosity, the maid decided to mistress（主人）to find out whether she was really good by nature. The following day, the maid got up from her bed quite late at around afternoon time and the mistress 37 This 40 her for being late. The next day, the maid 38 the late rising and this time, 41 not only her the mistress became particularly 39 and hit the maid with a stick thus hurting her. 36 her
spread around the neighborhood and the rich woman
reputation（名声）but also a devoted maid. 42 , it’s also reflected in modern 43 . People are kind and modest when their surroundings are 44 and satisfactory. However, when conditions change for the worse, they’ll become 45 and filled with anger. Anger is often an ugly and destructive mood that mankind 48 46 from in our daily lives. It’s a bad mood 47 within us, waiting for the chance to take control of our life. Uncontrolled anger can cause us a great deal of emotional and physical and we must learn to 49 it. A good 50 to control anger is to act as if the undesirable thoughts don’t exist in our 51 . By using our willpower, we focus our minds on positive things and thought. It’s difficult to react 53 to someone who hurt us, But the test of character is how we anger but by loving kindness. 36. A. phone 37. A. hated 38. A. changed 39. A. angry 40. A. advice 41. A. lost 42. A. Afterwards 43. A. class 44. A. strange 45. A. impatient 46. A. escapes 47. A. disappearing 48. A. harm 49. A. accept 50. A. cause 51. A. chat 52. A. anyhow 53. A. slowly B. join B. blamed B. proved B. smart B. knowledge B. earned B. However B. society B. sure B. inactive B. recovers B. hiding B. energy B. break B. case B. mind B. yet B. peacefully
52 remove the negative
54 our physical isn’t harmed.
55 situations in our daily lives. Remember this, darkness
cannot be removed by darkness but by brightness. In the same way, anger cannot be removed by C. test C. charged C. improved C. quiet C. progress C. helped C. Similarly C. home C. good C. unlucky C. learns C. happening C. stress C. control C. base C. choice C. therefore C. officially D. visit D. dismissed（解雇） D. repeated D. painful D. news D. fought D. Hopefully D. history D. ready D. unknown D. suffers D. growing D. balance D. organize D. way D. job D. again D. differently
54. A. in case 55. A. handle
B. as if B. manage
C. now that C. view
D. even though D. preserve
第三部分：阅读理解（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 请认真阅读下列短文，从每篇短文后所给各题的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最 佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A
I’d like to introduce some items below I’ve considered necessary and perfect for any parent hitting the road with kids over the summer. Made-on lotion’s bug block Camping outdoors, I’ve always tried to avoid the chemical bug sprays 喷雾杀虫 （ 剂）and tried a bug block recently. It comes in bar form and softens when rubbed into the skin. It is safe for all ages. It’s not a liquid so it won’t flow. Inflatable potty Kids tend to be schedule dependent and bad-tempered when they miss naps during travel. Enter the inflatable potty. This product first went into my backpack when I had two year olds and a baby and it didn’t come out of my pack until the last child turned five, ten years later! It’s tiny, and provides a safe, clean, child-sized “facility” anywhere and everywhere. Eco-friendly snack bags We were delighted to find washable, reusable snack and sandwich bags and have found them handy for so many more things than food! It’s easy to wipe off when something broken in the bag. I also use them as my daughter’s make-up bag. Vital ID safety armbands For years I printed name and info tags for our kids when traveling and pinned them to their clothing. They are marked and personal information is hidden inside the pocket which protects them from those who might be looking for a way to lure a child away by name. The more you travel with kids, the more important it is to have safety measure. Thinkbaby sunscreen I’m equally nervous about sunscreen. But I don’t want my kids to be sun-burned and at an increased risk for skin cancer later, so what’s traveling Mama to do? Thinkbaby produces safe products for use on children, and adults too! Their sunscreen is scary chemical free. 56. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. A bug block is a kind of chemical bug spray. B. Kids get angry easily when they lack sleep.
C. The author has used Inflatable potty for about 8 years. D. Inflatable potty is not only suitable for kids. 57. ______. A. warn The underlined word “lure” in Paragraph 5 probably means B. help C. inspire D. attract
58. According to the last paragraph, we can know Thinkbaby is a ______. A. company B. travel agency C. worker D. product
B While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport, I had one of those life changing experiences. While waiting, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family. First, he greeted his younger son as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long and loving hug. I heard the father say, “It’s so good to see you, son. I miss you so much!” His son smiled somewhat shyly, and replied softly, “Me too, Dad!” Then the man stood up, looked at his older son and said, “You’re already quite a young man. I love you very much!” They hugged a most loving hug. While this was happening, a baby girl was squirming（来回扭动）excitedly in her mother’s arms. The man said, “Hi, baby!” as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest. After several moments, he handed his daughter to his older son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and gave his wife the long, deepest kiss I ever remember seeing. He looked at her eyes for several seconds and then quickly said, “I love you so much!” For an instant, they reminded me of newly-weds but I knew they couldn’t be. I was puzzled about it for a moment, then realized how totally I was lost in the wonderful show of unconditionally love not more than an arm’s length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I were invading something sacred, but was surprised to hear my own voice nervously ask, “Wow! How long have you two been married?” “Fourteen years,” he replied without leaving his eyes from his wife’s face. “Then how long have you been away?” The man finally looked at me, still giving his joyous smile and told me, “Two whole days!” 59. The author got the life changing experience while ______. A. helping carry bags for passengers B. chatting with his friend at the airport C. waiting to meet his friend at the airport D. waiting for his plane to take off 60. While watching the man greet his family members, the author ______. A. was moved at once by the loving scene B. felt uncomfortable at the man’s manner C. was puzzled about the strange manner of the man D. was curious about how long the man had been away 61. When the author heard the answer “Two whole days!” he most probably felt ______. A. happy B. peaceful C. surprised D. ashamed 62. What is most likely to be discussed in the paragraph that follows? A. The author’s puzzlement B. The event’s influence on the author C. Different greetings in different cultures D. Similar scenes the author had seen before.
C The history of email is older than the Internet. It was not really invented but developed from simple beginnings. Email messages at first were not sent; they were left behind like leaving a note on someone’s desk. This message would be easily seen by the user when logged on. The first email system of this type was called MAILBOX. It was used in 1965 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SNDNSG was another early program that could send messages on the same computer. Thus before the arrival of the Internet, email messaging was only done with the same computer. When the Internet was developed, the problem at the time was sending the message to the right person. While the computers could recognize and talk to each other, identifying （证实） particular person to receive the email message was not simple at a all. Addressing the email message was invented in1972 by Ray Tomlinson. He chose “@” from the keyboard for denoting 标明） sending messages from one computer to the other. Since then, （ using the Internet to send an email message has been simple. Other email features such as labeling and sorting email in folders came later. Larry Roberts invented some email folders for his boss for sorting his email; it was a big step forward. Later, John Vital developed a software in 1975 for organizing email. It was difficult to connect to the Internet and make replies. Offline readers helped a lot to solve this problem. It allowed users to store their email on their personal computers, then read them and prepare replies without being connected to the network. This is similar to today’s Microsoft Outlook. 63. We know that the earliest email messages were ______. A. sent among several computers B. not sent but left behind on a computer C. not easy to be seen by the computer user D. often read by the user without being logged on 64. When the Internet was developed, the problem that people faced was how to ______. A. talk to other computers B. receive email messages in time C. recognize other computers D. send email messages to the right person 65. What is the CORRECT time order of the following events? ① A software used for organizing email was developed. ② The symbol “@” was chosen for denoting sending messages. ③ MAILBOX was first used. ④ The function of sorting email in folders was developed. A. ③②④① B. ②③④① C. ③②①④ D. ②③①④ 66. What is the passage mainly about? A. The relationship between email and the Internet. B. The importance of the invention of the Internet. C. A short history of email messaging. D. Different ways to send email. D Do you often find yourself buried in lots of work and not knowing where to start? Or, are you often rushing to meet deadlines? This is a common problem for many managers with an increasing workload. At a very important time, it makes us nervous to achieve goals on time,
which in turn can hurt the quality of our work. Becoming more organized in your working style can help make for a smoother sail at work. Plan ahead: This is an obvious starting point, but the key is to stick to it, and to keep revising plans as things change. Set both long-term plans as well as a daily list of tasks. “Put things on your calendar rather than let things lead the calendar”, says Ongmu Gombu. “This calendar should list tasks by priority（优先）, with the ‘most important task’ placing at number one,” says Mr. Gombu. Planning ahead will help you gain a task that comes seasonally. Prioritize: Once you know what needs to be done, be clear about what to do first. If you need help deciding, talk to your boss. Another way of prioritizing tasks is by understanding what has more impact on the business. An important part of prioritizing is to finish your work even if you have a comfortable deadline. Keep cool: Often your well-planned and well-prioritized list will be thrown away by an event outside your control. Don’t let this put you totally off track. Keep yourself cool, because getting nervous and stressed about all that needs to be done will probably make you mad. Take a few deep breaths, and start with the most important task first. If you can’t decide one of two tasks, just pick one by throwing a coin. By doing this, you at least start moving toward your goal rather than wasting time. Get help: When work comes at the same time and it seems like everything has to be done right away, seek help from your co-workers. This will ease the pressure and help you do a better job. It’s a two-way road, so be ready to help your co-workers in their times of need. Or even better, volunteer to do so when you have time. If you are a manager, groom your team members for more senior roles and give them power to make decisions so that you can rely on them when needed. 67. Which of the following might be the best title for the passage? A. How to better manage your time B. My opinions on time C. Time is important D. Nervous or easy 68. From the passage, we can know that ______. A. planning ahead is the most important thing to finish your work B. you can pick tasks by throwing a coin whenever and wherever C. it is wise to do your tasks just on your own every time D. it is important to learn what to do first after you decide your tasks 69. The underlined word “groom” in Paragraph 5 can be replaced by “______”. A. control B. lead C. train D. praise 70. The passage is most likely to be chosen from a ______. A. personal diary B. career（事业）magazine C. travel guide D. science report
第 II 卷
非选择题（两部分，共 35 分）
第四部分：任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分） 请认真阅读下列短文，并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入最恰当的单词。 注意：每个空格只填一个单词。请将答案写在答题卡上相应的横线上。 Recycling means transforming used materials into useful products. So recycling is the processing of waste materials in order to make them reusable. In this process these used
materials are stored and processed to be used as “raw materials” for the production of new products. Used plastic bottles, glass, and newspapers can be effectively recycled. The process of recycling protects the environment. For instance, we know that paper is manufactured from trees. As the demand for paper increases, a number of trees are being cut to produce paper. By recycling paper, we can prevent the destruction of forests. Today, a number of forests are being destroyed to meet the ever increasing demand for paper. Believe it or not, recycling a ton of used paper is bound to save twelve trees, which in turn saves our natural resources. Processing raw materials needs a considerable amount of energy resources. Recycling used materials reduces energy requirements in many manufacturing processes, which can greatly reduce the pressure on energy resources. We all know that pollution does exist in our daily life in the form of plastic, empty cans, chemicals and ordinary waste. So recycling is an effective solution to this problem. As the old saying goes, “Every coin has two sides.” While recycling has many positive effects, there are also some negative effects of recycling. If recycling is not managed properly, the dump can severely damage the surrounding environment. Also harmful chemicals in the trash can mix into water and soil. This can cause water and soil pollution and harm plants and fish in the streams and lakes. When it gets mixed with rainwater, a poisonous mixture is formed. This mixture can be highly dangerous if it reaches the water supplies. When rainwater falls on open dumps, most of the polluted water runs deep into the ground and pollutes the ground water. There is no guarantee that the new recycled products will be of good quality. This is because recycling involves manufacturing products from used materials. Although many find plastic convenient for everyday use, it is quite difficult to recycle this material. There are different kinds of plastic and they need to be sorted to make a useful recycled product. One cannot simply manufacture a new product by coming different kinds of plastic. The (71)__________ of recycling To transform the used materials into useful products Protects the (72)__________ ? A number of trees are cut down to (73)__________ the increasing demand for paper Recycling helps save our (74)__________ resources
? Saves energy resources Positive effects
Making plastic and paper from recycled materials requires (75)__________ amount of energy, compared with making them from new materials. Plastic waste pollutes soil and water, but recycling can solve the problem (77)__________
Some dumps may cause (79)__________ damage to the surroundings
Recycled products may have poor quality We still have some (80)__________ in recycling plastic
第五部分：写作（满分 30 分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 小题；每小题 10 分，满分 10 分） 根据所给中文或首字母写出相应单词的正确形式（每格一词）。 81. In case of __________（紧急情况）, to stay calm is the most important thing. 82. In order to make ____________ (准备) for the coming competition, he devotes his spare time to reading every day. 83. The exam turned out to be quite __________ 有挑战的） all the students, including Tom, （ for who always came out first in exams. 84. Now that you are a college student, you should learn to be your parents’ help. （独立的）of
85. I was extremely __________（尴尬的）about his comments on my new hairstyle, not knowing what to say. 86. The pills the doctor gave me aren’t w__________. I still have a headache and a temperature after taking them for two days. 87. My little brother was s__________ from an upset stomach because of eating something that was not clean. 88. Because of the misunderstanding, I feel she is very d__________ with me. 89. They are having a heated a____________ over whether smoking is bad for the health. 90. According to the school rules students are f____________ to use mobile phones at school. 第二节：书面表达（满分 20 分） 根据以下提示写一篇建议信。 你是一位名叫王华的高一学生， 你们学校最近将改建运动场， 你想给校长写信提供一些 建议，内容如下： 1. 增加乒乓球台的数量； 2. 篮球场地最好不要建在体育馆门口，以免篮球砸伤过往同学； 3. 希望建立室内游泳馆； 4. 建成后，希望周末也能使用。 注意：1. 词数 120 左右； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3. 开头和结尾已写好，不计入总词数 参考词汇：篮球场 basketball court 体育馆 gym Dear Principal Wang, I am a senior one student. I have known that the playground of our school will be rebuilt recently... ... Yours sincerely, Wang Hua
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江苏省泰州中学 2012-2013 学年度第一学期 高一英语期中考试答题纸
选择题一律做在答题卡上 第四部分：任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分）
第五部分：写作（满分 30 分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 小题；每小题 10 分，满分 10 分）
第二节：书面表达（满分 20 分） Dear Principal Wang, I am a senior one student. I have known that the playground of our school will be rebuilt recently
Yours sincerely, Wang Hua
江苏省泰州中学 2012-2013 学年度第一学期 高一英语期中考试参考答案
第一部分： 一、听力（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 1—5 BCACB 第二部分： 第一节：单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 21—25 ABCDA 26—30 BDACB 31—35 BDCCA 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 36—40 CBDAD 41—45ACBCA 46—50 DBACD 51—55BCBDA 第三部分： 阅读理解（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 56—58 BDA 第四部分： 任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分） 71. purpose/ aim/ goal 72. environment 73. meet 74. natural 75. less 76. pollution 77. effectively 78. Negative 79. severe/ serious 80. difficulties/ difficulty/ problems/ trouble 第五部分： 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 81. emergency 82. preparations 83. challenging 84. independent 85. embarrassed 86. working 87. suffering 88. distant 89.argument 90. forbidden 第二节：书面表达（满分 20 分） Dear Principal Wang, I am a senior one student. I have known that the playground of our school will be rebuilt recently. I love sports very much, so I can’t help writing to you on this matter. Here are my suggestions for the new playground. According to what I have seen before, many students like to play table tennis between classes, but there are not enough such tables, so please add some more for us. Besides, it will be better if the basketball court is built away from the gate of the gym, in case the basketball hurts students who enter or go out of the playground. What’s more, I hope that an indoor pool will be set up, for swimming is not only a kind of good exercise, but also a living skill. In the end, we will be happy if we can take exercise on the new playground on weekends as well. I am looking forward to your reply. Yours sincerely, Wang Hua 听力原文： Text 1: M: There is no milk left in the fridge. W: Mom went to the supermarket. She’ll buy some. Text 2: M:Is it Mike that is singing in the garden? W: No. It’s Tom. Mike is swimming in the swimming pool now.
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Text 3: W: I finally finished reading the book. M: It’s interesting, isn’t it? W: It’s too difficult. I don’t quite understand the humor in it. Text 4: M: Is the girl over there in red Alice? W: No. That’s Linda, Alice’s cousin. M: They look a little alike. W: Many people think so. But Linda’s sister Ann looks more like Alice. Text 5: W: How did you like the food? M: It was too salty. I don’t think Mike’s mother is a good cook. W: She isn’t. But Mike’s father cooks well. He is in China these days. M: I’ll pay them a visit when he’s back. Text 6: W: How is your life in Japan? M: It’s boring. I know nobody here and I don’t understand people around me well. They speak really fast. W: Don’t lose heart. I’m sure you’ll make some good friends and enjoy your life there. M: I hope so. Now I study Japanese very hard every day. I want to master is as soon as possible. W: I’m sure you will. After all, you are in Japan now. So how long will you study in Japan? M: Two years. Text 7: W: Is there anything now online? M: Yes. Some volunteers in China stopped a truck carrying more than five hundred dogs. W: Why did they do that? M: The dogs were being sent to be killed for their meat The volunteers wanted to save them and they succeeded. W: They did something right. We shouldn’t eat dogs. They are our best friends. M: You are right. People in our country never kill dogs for their meat. Dogs are lovely. W: I like dogs too. But there are often homeless dogs on the street. I don’t think we’ve done enough to protect dogs. M: I agree. Text 8: M: I heard you quarreled with your mother last night. Is that true? W: Well, she said she would go to Paris with me this month, but she suddenly changed her mind. M: Do you know why? W: No. I didn’t give her a chance to explain. M: As far as I know, your mother loves you very much. She is just busy with her work. W: I don’t know why she has to work so hard. M: I think she wants to make more money for you. You know, you’ll go to college next year. It’s costly. W: I guess you are right. M: Your mother must feel very sad now.
W: I’ll go home and apologize to her tonight. Text 9: W: It’s a new cellphone. When did you buy it? M: I went shopping with Alice yesterday morning. She liked the design of the phone and wanted me to buy it. W: It looks beautiful. So how did you deal with your old phone? M: I gave it to my brother. He lost his last week. W: How did that happen? M: He had a picnic in the mountain with some of his friends. It must have fallen out of his pocket. W: Did he go back and look for it? M: No. It’s far away. Besides, he had used it for over three years. W: It’s unbelievable. Why didn’t he get a new one? M: He thought it was a waste of money. W: He is really a good boy. M: You can say so. So how long have your been using your phone? W: I bought it in May. M: You’ve used it for just three months. Text 10: Everyone wants to be young and healthy. But if you have some bad habits, you are not living in a healthy way. If you smoke, drink too much, don’t do exercise and don’t eat in a healthy way, you must be very careful. According to a new study, you will look 12 years older than your real age because of these four bad habits. The study has followed about 5,000 British adults for 20 years. It shows that bad habits can lead to disease and death. The study tells us that we should live a healthy life. If we don’t, we may become ill easily. In the study, 314 people had all the four unhealthy habits. 91 of them died during the study. At the same time, among the 37 healthiest people who had none fo the four habits, only 32 died. The fur dangerous habits are smoking, having more than three drinks every day for men and more than two drinks every day for women, getting less than two hours of exercise every week, and eating fruit and vegetables less than three times every day. “We hope our study can help people pay more attention to their lifestyles so that they can stay healthy,” said one researcher. So if you want to stay healthy, stay away from the four bad habits.