河北冀州中学 2013-2014 学年度高三上学期月考试题
时间：120 分钟 出题人：李延霞 第一部分 听力（共两节；满分 30 分） 第一节 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 will the woman do after class? A. See a teacher. B. Go to the beach. C. Talk with the man. 2. Why doesn' t the man wear a jacket? A. He forgot to bring it. B. He didn't know it would be cold. C. He didn't have any time to look for it. 3. How did the man get here? A. By train. B. By bus. C. By car. 4. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. A letter. B. A village. C. A picture. 5. Where is the bar? A. Beside the performance stage. B. On the right of the theatre. C. Next to the restaurant. 第二节（共 15 小题;每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分） 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个 选项中 选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读 各个小题，每小 题 5 秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出 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、7 题。 6. What is the relationship between the speakers? A. Classmates. B. Workmates. C. Husband and wife. 7. What does the woman advise the man to do? A. Use another desk. B. Change his schedule. C. Find out where Terry is. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. How much has the man paid for his driving lessons? A. ? 400. B. ? 140. C. ? 40. 9. Why did the man fail his last driving test? A. He hit something by accident. B. He didn't park his car properly. C. He went through the red lights. 10. What do we know about the man's teacher? A. He is cheaper. B. He is young. C. He has a big car. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. Where does the man have to go first?
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A. To the post office . B. To his grandparents'. C. To the swimming pool. 12. What does the woman ask the man to do at the garage? A. Wash her car. B. Pick Fiona up. C. Repair her car. 13. When is the football match? A. At 12:30. B. At 1:30. C. At 2:00. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14. What does the man think of the woman's father's idea? A. Reasonable. B. Interesting. C. Unbelievable. 15. What did the woman have to do at mealtimes? A. Sit silently. B. Speak French. C. Put her hands on the table. 16. What does the woman think was a good thing at school? A. Learning manners. B. Studying by herself. C. Going to church before class. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Where does the speech probably take place? A. In a library. B. In a classroom. C. In a laboratory. 18. What is the speaker explaining? A. A book review. B. A weekly timetable. C. A visit plan. 19. What will the students practise on Wednesday? A. Reading and writing. B. Grammar and computer. C. Listening and speaking. 20. When is the library open every weekday afternoon? A. From 3:30 to 6:00. B. From 3:00 to 6:30. C. From 3:00 to 6:00. 第二部分：英语知识运用（本部分共二节，总分 45 分） 第一节. 单项填空（本题有 15 小题，每小题 1 分，共 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。 21. —Do you mind if I use a phone? — A. Why not? B。That’s all right. C. Come on! D. Be my guest! 22.Next to biology, I like physics ___ . A. better B. best C. the better D. very well 23.People can accept the fact that prices tend to rise year by year but at a(an) _______ rate. A. modest B. sharp C. regular D. amazing 24.—Mike, what did our monitor say just now? — Every boy and every girl as well as teachers who ______ to visit the museum ______ asked to be at the school gate before 6: 30 in the morning. A. is; is B. are; are C. is; are D. are; is 25.She is being satisfied about it; she is very angry． A．free from B．free of C．out of D．far from 26.The birds ran away ______ all directions ______ they caught sight of a man coming near. A. in; the instant B. to; the moment C. from; on the instant D. toward; at the moment 27._________________modern equipment in the office doesn’t necessarily mean our company will fall into financial crisis. A. We are badly off for B. What we are badly off for C. Our being badly off on D. Our being badly off for
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28.It ________ that you didn't go to the cinema. The film was so boring. A．is just as well B．might be as well C．had better D．is as well as 29.The old man sat in front of the television, curious___ the behavior of birds that happened to be on. A. to observe B. observing C. observed D. to have observed 30.—Why did the police ________ the crowd? —Because the president's car ________ in the street. A．break down; broke down B．break up; broke up C．break down; broke up D．break up; broke down 31.If you want to make more contributions to your country, ________with as much knowledge as possible now. A. being equipped B. equipped C. equip D. be equipped 32. The salesman introduces a newly-produced sofa, which can also ______ as a bed. A. use B. make C. operate D. function 33. The news that his family were safe and sound in the flood ______ the old man ______ . A. put; at ease B. made; easy C. set; easily D. laid; at ease 34.It was for a long time by so much noise around him that made him nearly lose his hearing. A. to disturb B. disturbing C. being disturbed D. disturbed 35.His meeting didn’t get across very well to the audience, which made all the people present very ______________. A. amused B. amusing C. confused D. confusing 36.The writer and teacher Smith ______ through millions of ups and downs since he moved to Sydney. A．have gone B．had gone C．went D．has gone 37.The traditional approach _________ with complex problems in our studies is to break them down into smaller, more easily managed problems. A. to deal B. having dealt C. to dealing D. being dealt 38.People generally think it is impossible for Bitcoin(比特币) in the future.. A. to be circulated B. to have been circulated C. to circulate D. to have circulated 39. --- Did your boss phone you again the next day? --- No, it was a fortnight _______ he gave me a second call. A. that B. before C. when D. since 40. _________of the harmful effect of smoking _______health, Mr Smith got rid of this bad habit. A. Convinced; on B. Being convinced; on C. Convincing; of D. To be convinced; on 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面的材料，掌握其大意，然后在各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选 项。 If you’re going to do something，my dad used to say，do it right．
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Mostly he said that after my half-hearted( 不尽力的 ) 41 to weed the vegetable garden．For some reason，he knew that there were white roots still 42 deep in the ground without looking around the garden．So 1 would be in the 43 again the next day with a spade(铲子) dig deep and 44 the roots of our garden．As I tried to focus my attention on __45 ，Dad’s words kept ringing in my mind：―Do it right．‖ I saw a perfect example of what Dad was talking about last week when one of the teams in the company was 46 ．All of us were sad to see them go．They were good friends and 47 ， and we worried about them． And 48 ， at such times you always wonder： am I next? But as we watched them during the week they were given to 49 ，many of us noticed that they weren’t handling this in quite the way we expected them to. 50 none of them found another job，there was also no bitterness or 5l in their departure．I didn’t hear a negative word．I didn’t see any 52 or unhappy faces—at least，not from them．Instead， I saw grace． ―It’s 53 ，‖one of my colleagues whispered．―l went over there to offer comfort and support to them, and they 54 comforting me．‖ Ancient Greeks believed that swans save their sweetest song for the moments to their__55_．I don’t know if my departing friends 56_ their ending as a ―swan song‖ or not， but the calm，quiet dignity with which they embraced their cruel reality touched and ____57___us. Lee, a man who has seen and 58 lots of lay-offs during almost 40 up—and—down， on-again-off-again years with the company 59 nicely for all of us． ―Now, that’s doing it right，‖ he said． Somewhere，I just know Dad was smiling his 60 ． 41．A．attempts B．judgments C．expectations D．requests 42．A．planted B．buried C．grown D．stuck 43．A．house B．school C．garden D．company 44．A．1ook forward to B．come up with C．fit in with D．get down to 45．A．watching B．thinking C．digging D．working 46．A．turned down B．1aid off C．cut down D．given up 47．A．competitors B．colleagues C．directors D．consultants 48．A．frankly B．naturally C．equally D．generally 49．A．hurry up B．turn up C．pack up D．come up 50．A．Since B．When． C．Unless D．While 51．A．sadness B．puzzle C．anger ． D．delight 52．A．tears B．smiles C．dangers D．fears 53．A．upsetting B．exciting C．disappointing D．amazing 54．A．objected to B．insisted on C．ended up D．kept on 55．A．birth B．death C．arrival D．party 56．A．view B．recognize C．choose D．describe 57．A．discouraged B．warned C．inspired D．amused 58．A．celebrated B．witnessed C resisted D．survived 59．A．made up B．summed up C．picked up D．speeded up 60．A．disagreement B．indifference C．admiration D．approval 第三部分 阅读理解（共两节，20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分）
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第一节 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C、D）中，选出最佳选项。 A In the past two decades, the Chinese economy has undergone many reforms in an effort to compete more effectively on the international market．These reforms included allowing foreign hanks to offer credit cards to Chinese citizens, Now, researchers at the University of Missouri （MU） have found about 30 percent of Chinese urban households now own at least one credit card and the growth rate of credit card adoption has been an average of 40 percent per year between 2004 and 2009． Rui Yao, an assistant professor of personal financial planning at MU, says that this large growth in such a small amount of time has positive and negative implications for the Chinese economy． "With more and more people taking advantage of credit cards in China, it certainly increases potential consumer buying power," Yao said．"However, we found that more than 90 percent of credit card users were unaware of safety issues existing in credit card use and more than 60 percent had little knowledge of the consequences of credit card debt．This lack of knowledge could create problems as credit card ownership is expected to grow at a rate of 11 percent a year. " Yao found that while 72 percent of Chinese credit card holders were never late on their payment, only 55 percent were able to pay the full balance． She also found that 70 percent of Clones credit card holders said that credit cards contributed to overspending． Yao believes the Chinese could benefit from financial education designed to help them plan for their financial future and encouraging the Chinese to take advantage of debt in a responsible fashion is important for the Chinese economy． "Appropriate use of debt can help households improve their quality of life as well as spur economic growth through an increase in market purchases．" Yao said． 61．Why did China allow foreign banks to offer credit cards to Chinese citizens? A．To increase Chinese citizens' confidence in economy． B．To respond to the urgent demand for financial reforms． C．To improve competitiveness in the international market． D．To persuade more Chinese citizens to accept credit cards． D．Advantages and disadvantages of using credit cards． 62．A lot of figures are used in the text in order to___________. A．record the valuable data B．provide concrete evidence C．introduce a research method D．give a detailed description 63．It can be inferred from the text that______________. A．some Chinese citizens lack knowledge of credit risks B．education is the only solution to future financial issues C．overspending is mainly brought about by credit cards D．most Chinese credit card holders can't pay the balance 64 ． The underlined word "spur" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to " __________.” A．control B．delay C．promote D．discourage B Modern living is resulting in more people becoming disconnected from the natural
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world，at the expense of our health and well—being． Most concern is centred around children， who are missing out on opportunities afforded to previous generations，ones as simple as climbing trees or getting their knees dirty． In the modern world ， the adults of the future are displaying the symptoms of ―nature-deficit(缺少)disorder‖．The term was made up by Richard Louv，author of Last Child in the Woods． In the introduction to his book，he said that over the past few decades the way children understood and experienced nature had“ changed greatly” ． “Today，kids are aware of the global threats to the environment—but their physical contact，their intimacy(亲密)with nature， is fading．That’s exactly the opposite of how it was when I was a child，‖said Mr． Louv． He admitted that nature-deficit disorder was ―by no means a medical diagnosis” ． Tim Gill，author of the report Sowing the Seeds： Reconnecting London’s Children with Nature，agreed that the term does not have any meaningful clinical basis．―My idea is that regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet of childhood experiences． If children do not have those experiences then they are not going to thrive to the same degree as if they did, ‖ Tim Gill added, ―They are also likely to grow up not caring about the world around them. ‖ ―Forest schools ”are a type of outdoor education in which children visit forests， learning social and living skills．They are intended to offer children regular opportunities to develop confidence and independence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment．They have appeared to have a beneficial effect on children with emotional or behavioural problems． Play England is an organization that focuses on giving children access to free play areas．―We believe that kids should be outside playing for a good proportion of the day because it is how they can stay happy， less stressed and healthy， ‖said Play England director Cath Prisk． However， she added： ―Research showed that parents think taking their kids to the park is something you do as a rare treat instead of something you do routinely. ‖ 65．As a child，Richard Louv______． A．was fond of writing medical books B．spent a lot of time playing in the open air C．read a lot of books about nature D．was curious about wildlife 66．When children with nature—deficit disorder grow up，they will probably______． A．suffer from a mental disease B．be confident and independent C．ignore the surrounding world D．have bad social skills 67．What is a child not likely to learn in ―Forest schools”? A．Cooking． B．Putting up a tent． C．Making friends． D．Writing． 68．The underlined word ―routinely" in the last paragraph can be replaced by―______” A．regularly B．properly C．hardly D．casually C Anyone who’s heard the story of the three little pigs might have some reservations about the use of wood as a building material． But architects and engineers are reusing wood as a quick and eco-friendly solution to modern construction--and not just for pioneer—style log cabins．
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The recent completion of an eight—storey wooden office block in Austria and a nine-storey housing block in London shows how the ―wooden building‖ is fast becoming a reality. The LCT One building is a building made from both wood and concrete and designed by Austrian architectural firm Cree． Cree claims that building the glulam(胶合层木 )elements of the building off-site in advance cuts construction time by half，guarantees quality and reduces the buildings carbon footprint．Concrete gives off nearly its own weight in carbon dioxide as it’s produced；the raw material for wooden skyscrapers，by contrast，literally grows on trees and absorbs carbon from the air as it does so. Nabih Tahan， an architect， said： ―We want to make buildings like car companies make cars，or computer companies make computers，using an industrial process and a system’s approach．To get good performance out of buildings, you can’t keep making them wildly piece by piece on site，cutting things in the rain. You need to design them right and have a step-by-step organized process．" British architects Waugh Thistleton calculated that they avoided producing nearly l25 tons of carbon dioxide in building what is so far the world’s tallest modern wood structure， the nine-storey Stadthaus building． Architects are now competing to build everhigher ， evergreener wooden buildings． Already construction has begun on a 10-floor residential block made from LCT in Melbourne, Australia．However，building regulations threaten to nip the growth of wooden structures in the bud. Many countries restrict the maximum height of wooden buildings．In Russia the limit is just four floors, in Canada it’s six，while in the U.S. and China it’s a mere five． 69．Why is the wooden building becoming popular? A．Because it has building materials prepared in advance. B．Because it doesn’t need concrete any more． C．Because it has the style of pioneers’ log cabins． D. Because it is environmentally friendly 70．According to Nabih Tahan，making buildings . A ． adopts a way of the production line B ． needs the help of the computer Companies C．is a performance of architects on site D．has to cut things piece by piece 71．The underlined word ―nip" in the passage may mean―________" A．prevent B．promote C．achieve D．maintain 72．What’s the main idea of the passage? A．Concrete is used less in modern skyscrapers． B．Wooden building materials have greater strength． C．New wooden buildings promise eco—friendly buildings． D．More wood is used in buildings to save time．
D Energy is a balance between food and physical activity. The energy from the food we eat is influenced by the amount and type of food we choose. The energy we give out is determined by how physically active we are. Overweight is a result of imbalance between the energy we are eating and the energy we are giving out. In NSW one third of adults are now considered to be overweight. Physical activity guidelines can help us balance our energy. Being physically active does not mean that you have to be training to be an athlete. It is exercising at a moderate level for 40-60 minutes on most days. By moderate, we mean at a level that you can still talk to someone while exercising, but not easily.
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One key to improving our fitness is to see activity as an opportunity, rather than an inconvenience. Often it is the little changes through the day that can add up to improve our health. Some suggestions might be: · spend some time gardening · play outdoors with the kids · take the dog around the block · park your car a little further away · avoid driving to the local shop Sometimes planning our time also helps us to stay more active. It is often easy to use the excuse that we are too busy to find the time to exercise. We do not need to do the activity all at one time. Make use of the 10 minutes after lunch, the 5 minutes while the children are not arguing, or the 3 minutes while the dinner is cooking! It may help to draw up a weekly schedule of your family’s activities to find time when you can do physically active things together. Often if we are with someone else it doesn’t seem so difficult to keep motivated(有 积极性的). 73. The underlined word ―moderate‖ in paragraph 2 probably means ― ‖. A. average B. higher C. standard D. lower 74. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage? A. Playing football with children can help balance your energy. B. Making plans for exercise is beneficial to your health. C. Making full use of pieces of time to exercise can be a good choice. D. Taking exercise means to train like an athlete. 75. The aim of this passage is to________. A. tell people how to keep fit by physical activity B. tell people why overweight comes into being C. explain why physical activity is so important D. explain the relationship between energy and food 第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余 选项。 If you have ever been in a school play or even made believe you were a doctor, detective, or a space traveler, you know the enjoyment that acting brings. Almost all of us have the wish to play the part of someone—or something—else. 76 In the ancient world, acting was often associated with religious ceremonies and other special occasions. As far back as 2200 B.C. trained Chinese actors performed ceremonial dances in costume and makeup at harvest festivals. 77 To the dance was gradually added pantomime—the imitation of movements and gestures—as well as the wearing of masks, the singing of chants, and finally the use of dialogue. While acting was coming into its own in the ancient Chinese classical theatre, it was doing the same in the western world, in Greece. From about 500 B.C. on, acting became a highly specialized art in Greece. Greek actors, however, still wore masks, and their motions were largely fixed by custom. 78 Modern acting, by contrast, gives the individual actor great opportunity to develop his or her personal talents for serious, comic, or musical drama. The names, faces, and styles of famous movie actors are known worldwide. 79 A special form of acting takes place in radio drama, which was highly popular before television. In radio drama the actors face an unique challenge. They are unseen by their audience. So they must rely on voice alone to make their
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characters real to the listeners. 80 Only forty percent of Broadway actors are employed, most of them for only part of the year. Those who become stars need not only talent, but determination. They must not be easily discouraged. Otherwise, they might give up before the opportunity for stardom presents itself. A. The origins of acting are in the act of remembering. B. Drama in Greece began with festivals honoring Dionysus. C. It is believed that this was the first step in the development of acting. D. Historical records indicate that this desire is as old as civilization itself. E. Acting is not, as many people think, a quick, easy road to fame and riches. F. Broadway and television provide other stages on which actors can display their talent. G. Consequently, they had little opportunity to demonstrate their individual personalities. 第Ⅱ 卷（共 35 分） 第三部分：写作（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文， 请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。 文中共 有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（∧ ） ，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（/）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 Mr. Turner turned over in bed from time to time in last night, for he was very excited that he could not fall asleep. Yesterday morning, he went to a big gardening company, knowing as Green Fingers, for the interview. Mr. Turner, that liked to help his grandfather grow flowers in the garden, looking forward to the job offered by the company. When he got to the company, he found there were many people wait there and he had no ideas whether he could get the job. While waiting, he helps the workers there to remove the fallen trees and clear the road. Luckily, he was the only one who finally got the job, because the manager decided to give the job to whomever he believed was helpful. 第二节：书面表达（满分 25 分） 假定你是李华，你的美国朋友 Jim 要来中闰旅游，向你询问外国人如何在中国买火车 票。请写一封邮件，给予答复。要点如下： 1. 火车票采用实名制，外国人需凭护照购买。 2. 购买方式： ① 电话预定（上网查阅当地订票服务电话) ② 网络订购（http://www. 12306.cn ) ③ 窗口购票（当地预售点、火车站售票处） 注意： 1. 词数 100 左右； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯；3. 开头已为你写好。 参考词汇：实名制火车票 real-name ticket Dear Jim, I am glad to hear that you are coming to travel in China. _______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _______ Yours, Li Hua
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月考答案 听力（20× 1.5=30） ： 1—5 ABCCA 6—10 BABCB 11—15 CACCA 16—20 ABBCA 单项选择 21-25 DBADD 26-30 ADAAD 31-35 DDACC 36-40 DCABA 完形填空 41-45 ABCDC 46-50 BBACD 51-55 AADCB 56-60 ACDBD 阅读理解 61-64 CBAC 65-68 BCDA 69-72 DAAC 73-75 ADA 七选五 76-80. D C G F E 短文改错 1.in last night 把 in 去掉 2.very—so 3.knowing—known 4.for the ---an 5.that liked—who 6.looking---looked 或在 looking 前加 was 7.wait—waiting 8.ideas---idea 9. he helps –helped 10.whomever ---whoever 书面表达范文 One possible version Dear Jim, I am glad to hear that you are coming to travel in China. It is important for you, a foreigner, to keep the following in mind to make your journeys smooth and enjoyable. For railway journeys, we have to buy real-name tickets, in which basic personal information is included. So a foreigner is supposed to use the passport. You can get your ticket in three ways. First, you can book on the phone. Search online or consult the locals for the number. Second, visit the official website http://www.12306.cn to buy tickets online. Finally, you can also go to a nearby booking office or choose ground service at the railway station. I hope this information can be of great help to you. Wish you a wonderful trip in China. (115 words) Yours, Li Hua
附：听力材料 Text 1 M: We planned to go to the beach after class. Want to come? W: I’d love to. But Professor Jones wants to speak to me.
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Text 2 W: Aren’t you cold? Why aren’t you wearing a jacket? M: I overslept this morning, so I ran out of the house without listening to the forecast. Text 3 W: Have you had a busy day at the office? M: Yes, sorry I’m late. I didn’t get the bus because Peter offered me a lift. But the motorway was closed because of an accident. I’ll be even later tomorrow with the train strike. Text 4 M: Look, Sandra. I got this really nice postcard from my aunt. W: Oh, what a pretty village and it’s right by a river. Is it in the mountains? M: Yes. But you can’t see them in the picture. W: Perhaps they’re behind those tall trees. Text 5 M: Excuse me. I’m looking for the bar, please. W: Yes, sir. It’s inside the restaurant next to the performance stage. Turn left out of the lift, and the bar is just there, on your right. Text 6 M: Is this desk available? I need to find some work space. W: Let me think. That’s Terry’s spot but I think he’s working from home today. M: That’s where Terry sits? Then I can’t work there. I just saw him in the parking lot. W: Oh, that’s right. Terry’s working from home on Monday and Wednesday this week — his schedule’s always changing and I can never keep track of it. But why don’t you try over where Gordon sits? There’s an extra desk over there. Text 7 W: Peter, you’re learning to drive, aren’t you? Do you go to the AA Driving School? M: Actually it’s called the ABC Driving School. W: Is it expensive? M: I’ve had ten lessons already and each one is fourteen pounds. W: I see. And is the teacher’s car new? M: Yes, and it’s not a big car so parking is easy. W: When are you going to take your driving test? M: I failed it last week. W: Did you hit something or … M: The traffic lights were red but I didn’t see them and I couldn’t brake in time. W: Never mind. You can take the test again. Tell me about your teacher. Is he friendly? M: He’s OK. He’s quite young and interesting to talk to, but my father will give me my next lessons. He’s cheaper. Text 8 W: Chris, remember at 11:00 this morning you have to call your grandparents. And at 12:00, can you take Fiona to the swimming pool in my car? She’s meeting a friend there. M: OK. I wanted to watch some TV but it can wait. W: Can you get some stamps too? The post office closes at 1:00, but you’ll be there at 12:30 if you go straight from the pool. M: OK. Anything else?
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W: There are some library books to return, but I’ll do that on Monday. Can you wash the car? If you do that at the garage at 1:00, you’ll be back here at lunchtime. M: All right. So I’ll see you at 1:30 and we’ll eat then. At 2:00 there’s a football match — it’s a really important game. After that, can I use the car to visit some friends? W: Yes, OK. Text 9 M: So how were your schooldays when you were a child, Joan? W: Well, from seven to twelve I went to a school in Belgium. M: In Belgium? How come? W: It was my father’s idea. One of his friends was sending his daughter, and my father wanted to impress his friend so he decided to send me, too. M: Just to impress a friend? It’s hard to believe. So what was it like? W: We had to get up early and go to church before class. And at mealtimes we just had to sit silently with our hands folded in our laps. And I wasn’t allowed to speak English at all. I had to learn French but nobody taught me. I just had to sit in the lessons and try to understand. M: It’s awful for a child of seven! W: And they were terribly strict about manners! I suppose that was one good thing. I had the most beautiful manners when I left. Text 10 W: Hello, everyone. Welcome to Language International. Could you please turn to page five? Now, you see that lessons begin here every weekday at 9:00 a.m. The first class every Monday is grammar practice, followed by a visit to the language laboratory. After a break you have a double lesson of speaking skills. Tuesday morning begins with a reading skills lesson and after the break, vocabulary development. In the afternoon you’ll go to the library, where you can read, watch a video or practise grammar. On Wednesday morning you have listening skills, and then what we call current affairs. You’ll listen to the news on the radio and discuss what’s going on. After the break it’s another double lesson of speaking skills. Thursday morning begins with pronunciation, then a special ―Life in Britain‖ class. After the break is grammar practice once again. Finally on Friday morning in the first lesson you will practise writing skills, followed by a lesson in the computer room. After the break is the weekly review period, where your teacher will help with any problems you may have. Oh, and don’t forget you can study on your own in the library every weekday from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. as well, if you wish! Thank you.
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