2014 年秋期高中协同提升责任区半期联合测试（高 2014 级） 英语试题
本试题卷分第Ⅰ卷（选择题）和第Ⅱ卷（非选择题） 。第Ⅰ卷第 1 至 8 页。第Ⅱ卷第 9 至 10 页。共 10 页。考生作答时，须将答案答在答题卡上，在本试题卷、草稿纸上答题无效。 满分 150 分。考试时间 120 分钟。考试结束，将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。 第Ⅰ卷（共三部分，满分 90
分） 注意事项： 1.必须使用 2B 铅笔在答题卡上将所选答案对应的标号涂黑。 2.第 I 卷共三部分，共计 90 分。 第一部分 转涂到答题卡上。 第一部分 听力（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 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. Where does this conversation probably take place? A. In a library. bookstore. 2. At what time will the film begin? A. 7:00. 7:15. A. Their friend Jane. C. A weekend trip. 4. What will the woman probably do? A. Go shopping. C. Catch a train. 5. Why did the woman apologize? A. She went to the wrong place. C. She made a late delivery（投递）. 第二节 (共 l5 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
听力（共两节，共 20 分）
B. In a classroom.
B. C. 7:20. B. A radio programme.
3. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?
B. See the man off.
B. She couldn't take the cake back.
中选出最佳选项，并标在答题卷的相应位置。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 秒钟的作答时问。每段对话或独白读两遍。听 第 6 段材料,回答第 6、7 题。 6. Whose CD is broken? A. Kathy's. B. Mum’s 7. What does the boy promise to do for the girl? A. Do some cleaning 10 dollars. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 8、9 题 8. What did the man think of the meal? A. Quite satisfactory disappointing 9. What was the 15% on the bill paid for? A. The service. The food. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. Why is the man at the shop? A. To order a camera for his wife. C. To have a camera repaired. 11. What color does the man want? A. Black. Pink. 12. What will the man do afterwards? A. Make a phone call. C. Wait until further notice. 听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What would Joe probably do during the Thanksgiving holiday? A. Go to a play. Kingston. A. Meet her aunt. party. 15. Why is Ariel in a hurry to leave? A. To pick up Daniel. C. To call up Betty. 16. What might be the relationship between the speakers?
Buy her a new CD.
C. Give her
B. Just so-so.
C. A bit
B. The drinks.
B. To get a camera changed.
B. C. Orange. B. Come again the next day.
B. Visit C. Stay at home. B. Attend a C. See a car show B. To buy some DVDs
14. What is Ariel going to do in Toronto?
A. Classmates. tourist. C. Fellow workers. 听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Where does Thomas Manning work? A. At a radio station. C. In a museum. 18. Where did the idea of a book of records come from? A. A television talk show. A visit to Europe. 19. When did Sir Hugh's first book of records appear? A. In 1955. 1950. A. The founder of the company. B. More records of unusual facts. C. The oldest person in the world. 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，共 40 分） 第一节 单项填空（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，共 10 分） C. In 1875. 20. What are the two speakers going to talk about next? B. In the Guinness Company.
B. Guide and
B. A bird-shooting trip.
从各题所给的 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. I live in Chengdu, ______ capital city of ______ Sichuan Province. A. a; the B. the; / C. the; a D. a; /
22. Jim has not got any experience for the job, ______ he’s enthusiastic and wants to learn. A. if B. and C. because D. but
23. Hurry up! The train ______. You know it ______ at 8:30 am. A. leaves; leaves C. leaves; is leaving B. is leaving; leaves D. is leaving; is leaving
24. The computer is cheap and good, so I want to buy ______. A. it B. one C. that D. this
25. There are many volunteers ______ are helping the poor children. A. what B. which C. who D. whom
26. It is the first time that Lucy ______ first prize in the singing contest, which has surprised us all. A. has won B. won C. will win D. had won
27. The words said by my English teacher at the first class are strongly______ on
my memory. A. kept B. impressed C. learned D. remembered
28. The red house’s windows are ______ those of the white house. A. twice as wider as C. twice as wide as B. twice wide than D. as twice wide as
29. It’s bad ______ for a man to smoke in public places where smoking is not allowed. A. behavior B. action C. attitude D. manner
30. —Shall we go to the cinema or the concert? —______. I don’t mind it. A. Oh, really? C. Yes, that’s right 第二节 B. It’s up to you D. It’s fascinating
完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分）
阅读下列短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C、D）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。 It was Mother’s Day, but our mother was far away from us. I decided to drive to the 31 with my wife and our children to 32 flowers. 33 our car and After we arrived, we went hiking , played games, and collected all kinds of flowers and so on. How happy we were! Finally, though, we had to me, surrounded by her flowers, a(n) Suddenly my wife 34 look in her eyes. 36 I could got ready to go back home. While the kids chatted and I drove, my wife sat behind 35 to me, “Stop the car. Stop right here!” 38
ask her what had happened, she was out and 37 up a nearby grassy hill with the lilacs (丁香花）still in her arms. At the relatives. My wife went up the hill, where an elderly patient was sitting in her alone with her back to most of the others. My wife said something. The patient 45 with the lilacs. “Mom,” the kids asked, “Who was that? Why did you give her our Mother’s Day. And she seemed so 47 46 ? Is 42 before my wife ran back. As the car 44 41 her head and smiled. They talked for a few 40 , 43 the flowers to her and of the hill was a nursing home and , 39 were outdoors talking with because it was such a beautiful spring day, the
away, I found in the mirror the woman
she somebody’s mother?” My wife said, “I didn’t know the old woman. But it is . Who wouldn’t be cheered by flowers? 49 , even if she is 48 ,” she added, “I have all of you, and I still have my Now, every May, our own yard is 50
far away. That woman needed those flowers more than I did.” with lilacs. Every Mother’s Day we drive
to the countryside to gather flowers and sow more seeds in our yard. And every year I remember that lonely old woman in her wheelchair, and her smile on her face. 31. A. downtown supermarket 32. A. gather 33. A. push 34. A. amazed pleased 35. A. apologized talked 36. A. As Until 37. A. went 38. A. back 39. A. doctors patients 40. A. yard wheelchair 41. A. handed showed 42. A. raised swung 43. A. years 44. A. put 45. A. waved ran 46. A. money 47. A. sick 48. A. Surely Besides 49. A. daughter 50. A. grown painted 第三部分 阅读理解（共 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C、D）中，选出最佳选项，并在 答题卡上将该项涂黑。 （共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） A Gordon Brown was born in Scotland in 1951. His childhood was a brilliant success
B. street B. plant B. run B. bored B. shouted B. Before B. fell B. top B. villagers B. room B. threw B. dropped B. weeks B. sped B. danced B. food B. weak B. Generally B. aunt B. decorated
C. countryside C. buy C. take C. tired C. called C. When C. rolled C. foot C. visitors C. garden C. packed C. shook C. minutes C. dragged C. circled C. flowers C. kind C. However C. mother C. planted D. D. D.
D. D. send D. start D.
D. jumped D. edge D.
D. D. D. days D. pulled D. D. gifts D. lonely D. D. sister D.
because of his intellectual strength. He was accepted into middle school at 10. At 16 he became the youngest student at Edinburgh University. “At that time, he was a lucky boy, good at almost everything,” said his old friend Murray Elder. However, setbacks (挫折) fell on the brilliant boy. After a rugby injury, he became blind in his left eye. Before long, similar symptoms (症 状) developed in his right eye. “I lay in the hospital bed in total darkness, uncertain about my future,” said Brown. Looking back into the past, Brown didn’t complain about his bad luck. He even said: “One door closes; you can’t play rugby any more, so you focus on other things.” Brown was interested in student politics in university, which helped a lot in his political career later in life. In 1997, Brown was made Chancellor of the Exchequer (财政大臣). He has succeeded in giving the country a high rate of employment and the longest period of economic growth in its history. Compared with his successful career, Brown’s family life is full of downs. He lost his first daughter ten days after her birth. His 1-year-old youngest son has a deadly disease. “These accidents make me appreciate my life more,” he said. 51. Gordon Brown was successful in his childhood because he _____. A. played rugby very well C. was very intelligent University 52. When Gordon Brown looked back on the past, he _____. A. wished that he had not played rugby C. believed that his door was closed misfortune 53. Which of the following is TRUE about Gordon Brown? A. He didn’t like politics in university. B. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer at 48. C. He didn’t do well for the country’s employment. D. He did a good job to improve the national economy. 54. From the last paragraph, we learn that Brown’s family life _____. A. is full of accidents C. makes him upset about his life B Pushing open our gate, I am surprised to see a strange man, back toward me, entering our house. Only when he turns around do I realize that I am looking at my 12-year-old son, Marlon. It seemed only yesterday that I brought him, a newborn, home from the hospital.
B. went to middle school at 10 D. became the youngest student at Edinburgh
B. still had hope for the future D. felt very sad about his
B. is as successful as his career D. is filled with good luck
Carrying him into our house, I wondered at how tiny he was. A dozen years later Marlon is neither small nor thin. Nowadays he can lift me up easily. I am excitedly recording his progress on our growth chart. Handwritten lines and the dates they were marked in pencil appear along the chart’s length. Of course, my husband and I have only one line each to represent(代 表) us. His height is over five feet eight inches, while mine is about five inches. The rest belong to Marlon and his younger brother, Mark Justin, put in at various times over the years, especially on their birthdays. My eldest son and I had a habit of guessing how long it would take before he became taller than me. We would be back-to-back, standing sideways before the mirror, and at times it looked like he had done it. But measured against the chart?no, not just yet clearly. Then a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, it happened: Son finally grew taller than his mother. Marlon cheered as the chart showed he was now half an inch taller than me. I checked it again and the results were the same. While I was happy for him, I was a bit sad too. Staring at the freshly inked line, I realized what other parents had told me was true: Kids grow up so fast you never really know where the years have gone. But the chart only shows how tall they’ve grown; it does not give the stories behind those growing years: the panic over childhood health emergencies, the mad looking for a child who got lost and, happily, was found, the peace-making during silly fights between best friends, the happy days of birthday parties and lazy nights of storytelling. 55. From the text, we can conclude that the writer ______. A. couldn’t recognize her son because he had been away for 12 years B. thought her son was a newborn baby yesterday C. couldn’t recognize her son because he had grown so fast D. was interested that her son was once so little 56. Which of the following is correct according to the text? A. The growth chart contains only four lines in total. B. The growth chart shows the parents’ love for kids. C. Mark is expected to grow much taller than his elder brother. D. Before Marlon turned 12, he had grown taller than his mother. 57. The last paragraph shows that the writer ______. A. has experienced a lot while looking after the children B. is nervous because she doesn’t know where the years have gone C. feels sad because the chart only shows how tall the kids have grown D. is angry because there are silly fights between best friends 58. The best title for the text would be _____. A. My son height
B. Flying time
C. Growth chart
C TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ----5 Days Los Angeles Day 1 Los Angeles. ( Sun. Dec. 30) Welcome to Los Angeles! This evening mixes with your traveling friends at the welcome reception. Day 2 Los Angeles. ( Mon. Dec. 31) Head to Pasadena for the always colorful ROSE BOWL FAMILY FESTIVAL and watch the floats (彩车)decorated with tens of thousands of flowers. This afternoon, you can take the included visit to the GETTY MUSEUM. This evening, join your travelling friends at a special New Year’s Eve DINNER AND DANCE GALA (盛会), complete with hats, party favors and live music. You’ll toast the New Year a little early tonight to consider an early morning departure (离开) to the Rose Parade. Day 3 Los Angeles. Tournament of Roses Parade ( Tue. Jan.1) Happy New Year! Get ready for one of the world’s most popular parades, and you’ll see it live! Globus has booked the GRANDSTAND SEATS at the beginning of the parade route for a good view. See the wonderful colorful floats, marching bands from around the world, and the famous people. Day 4 Los Angeles. ( Wed. Jan. 2) This morning view the individual floats in the POST PARADE VIEWING AREA. For many this is the most exciting part of the entire event. Be sure to bring your camera and plenty of film! Another special dinner tonight—a special GLOBUS FAREWELL CELEBRATION DINNER. Day 5 Los Angeles. ( Thu. Jan. 3) The tour ends today, with tour guests departing on individual schedules. 59. What activity can visitors enjoy on Dec. 31? A. Tournament of Rose Parade. C. A dinner and dance gala. A. the travel agency C. Los Angeles A. Day 2. A. textbook magazine
B. A farewell celebration dinner. D. Post parade viewing area. B. the local government D. Roses Parade
60. The underlined word “Globus” in Paragraph 3 refers to ________.
61. According to the passage, you should bring your camera on ________. B. Day 3 B. travel guide C. Day 4 C. news report D. D. Day 5 history 62. You can most probably read the passage in a ________.
D If you were allowed to bring a laptop to class, would you prefer to take notes by typing or with paper and a pen? Most people would probably prefer a laptop. And the reason is obvious: you can write much more quickly using a keyboard and therefore take down more information. But the truth is that faster isn’t always better. A new study – done by Pam Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer at the University of California, Los Angeles – found that students who took handwritten notes actually learned more than those who used laptops, reported The Atlantic. In the study, Mueller and Oppenheimer had 65 college students watch a video of a lecture and take notes either with pens or laptops. Students were then asked to complete different tests based on how well they remembered and understood the lecture. Results showed that pen users performed better than those who took notes with their laptops. Curious about the results, Mueller and Oppenheimer compared the notes of the two groups and immediately saw the difference – pen users’ notes were shorter and taken mostly in their own words. Laptop users, however, usually type down word-by-word what the lecturer said in a “mindless” way. According to researchers, these two different kinds of taking notes show how students’ brains work while in class. Students with laptops always try to take more notes, so they usually write down information without processing (处理) its meaning. Pen users, however, know that they cannot possibly record every word in a lecture. Instead, they listen, think and focus on understanding the content of the lecture. Besides brain activities, there is another reason that laptops are not so useful in class. According to Scientific American, when college students use laptops in class, they spend on average 40 percent of class time doing things such as visiting social media sites or shopping, which obviously harms their school performance. Indeed, technology is making our lives easier and enabling us to do things in more efficient (高效的) ways. But learning may not be one of those things. As
Scientific American said: “When students are taking notes, they need fewer gigs
(电脑性能) and more brain power.” 63. According to Pam and Daniel’s study, compared to the traditional way of taking notes, using laptops is likely to ______. A. help students learn better. B. give students less information of what the teacher has said C. help students understand lessons better D. make students’ notes longer but less useful
64. What can we conclude from the Eighth paragraph? A. College laptop users have poorer eyesight. B. College laptop users possibly pay less attention to lessons. C. College laptop users communicate less with each other. D. College laptop users have less time for social media and shopping. 65. What’s Scientific American’s attitude toward the use of laptops to take notes? A. Worried. 对的). 第 II 卷 注意事项： 1. 必须使用 0.5 毫米的黑色墨迹签字笔在答题卡上题目所指示的答题区域内作答。答在试 题 卷上无效。 2. 第Ⅱ卷共计 60 分。 第四部分 写作（共三节，共 60 分） 第一节：阅读表达（共 5 个小题，每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 阅读下列短文，按要求回答问题。 The world of fashion seems far away from us middle school students. But to Aya Dixon, 15, she was lucky to have a closer connection to the fashion industry before it finally became her dream job. On Oct 8, together with nine other students from Baltimore Design School, US, Dixon attended the White House’s first ever Fashion Education Workshop. There, students had the chance to talk with Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Vogue, and many other famous designers. Led by American first lady Michelle Obama, the workshop paid attention to topics such as inspiration (灵感), wearable technology, the work of collecting and writing news stories and clothing design. According to White House officials, the goal of the event was to “show young people what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry.” “Fashion is not just about catwalks and red carpets,” the first lady told students during a lunchtime speech. She said that real fashion is the product of a long, complicated and difficult process, as she has learned working with many designers. Like many other students, Dixon finally got the chance to talk with her idol designers. “I had a really fun time interviewing Zac Posen,” said Dixon. From the famous designer and founder of fashion brand Zac Posen, Dixon learned how to sew and “build from her heart”. On the bus back to school from Washington, DC, the young girl couldn’t stop smiling. “I’m going to show them all of the notes I took. I’m going to show them （非选择题 共 60 分） B. Curious. C. Supportive. D. Negative (反
the lanyard (绶带) with my name on it. It was a really great experience.” 66. Why was Dixon lucky?（no more than 10 words） 67. How many students from Baltimore Design School took part in the event? ( no more than 2 words) 68. Who is American first lady? (no more than 2 words) 69. What did Dixon learn from the event? (no more than 8 words) 70. What did Dixon think of the fashion show? (no more than 5 words) 第二节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 15 分） 下面短文中有 10 处语言错误。请在有错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。 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. 每句不超过两个错误； 2. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 3. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 It rained heavy on Sunday morning. I got up early and arrive at Children’s Home without parents as usually. As soon as I entered the house, all the children came up to me and everyone looked very exciting. In the morning I taught him an English song calling
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. In the afternoon we prepared the birthday party what was to
be held at suppertime for little Joe. The children had a very pleasant time, but I felt very happy. How I hope more and more people can to help these poor, lovely children.
第三节 书面表达（共 35 分） 假如你是某中学高一学生李华，你给自己的初中英语老师 Miss. Wang 写 了一封信，讲述自己进入高中后的英语学习情况。书信需包括以下内容： 1、刚进入高中时，觉得高中英语学习比初中英语学习难得多，几乎丧失信心。 2、后来在老师帮助下认识到英语的重要性。 3、并向老师和同学请教更好的英语学习方法。 4、每天努力学习英语。 5、在英语学习方面已取得很大进步，并对英语越来越感兴趣。 注意：1、不要逐字翻译，可适当增加细节以使行文连贯； 2、词数：120 字左右，开头已经为你写好，但不计入总词数；
Dear Miss. Wang, It’s been a long time since we last saw each other. Now, I’m writing to tell you something about my English study in Senior High School. _______________________________________________________________________________ Yours Li Hua
2014 年秋期高中协同提升责任区半期联合测试（高 2014 级） 英语试题参考答案 第Ⅰ卷（共 90 分） 第一部分（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 1-5 ACCAC 6-10 BAAAB 11-15 BCCBA 16-20 CBBAB 第二部分（共 30 小题，满分 40 分；其中 21-30 题，每小题 1 分，31-50 题，每小题 1.5 分） 21-25 BDBAC 26-30 ABCAB 46-50 CDDCC 31-35 CADDB 36-40 BABDD 41-45 AACDA 第三部分（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） A 篇 51-54 CBDA 第四部分 第一节 阅读表达（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 66. Because she had a closer connection to the fashion industry. 67. Ten (10) / Ten (10) students. 68. Michelle Obama / Obama’s wife. 69. How to sew and build from her heart. / Sewing and building from her heart. 70. It was a great experience / A great experience. / A really great experience. 第二节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 71. heavy→heavily 72. arrive→arrived exciting→excited 75. him→ them 76. calling→ called what→which/that 79. but→and 80. 去掉 can 后的 to 第三节 书面表达（35 分） Dear Miss. Wang, It’s been a long time since we last saw each other. Now, I’m writing to tell you something about my English study in Senior High School. When I started senior English in the beginning, I found it much more difficult than what I learned in junior school and almost lost heart. Later, I realized the importance of English, so every day I got up early in the morning and worked hard at English, reciting English words, listening to English tapes and doing a lot of exercises. I also asked my teachers and classmates for better ways of learning English. Now, I have made great progress and I’m getting more and more interested in learning it. Thank you so much for your great help in your class. Wish you all the best. Yours 73. usually→usual 77. prepared 74. 后 加 for 78. B 篇 55-58 CBAC
C 篇 59-63 CACB D 篇 63-65 DBD
第Ⅱ卷（共 60 分）
评分原则 1. 本题总分为 35 分，按 5 档次给分。 2. 评分时，先根据文章的内容和语言初步确定其所属档次，然后以该档次的要求来衡 量，确定或调整档次，最后给分。 3. 评分时，应注意的主要内容为：内容要点、应用词汇和语法的准确性、上下文的连 贯性及语言的得体性。 4. 拼写与标点符号是语言准确性的一个方面，评分时，应视其对交际的影响程度予以 试。 5. 如书写较差，以至影响交际，将分数降低一个档次。 一、内容要点： 1、刚进入高中时，觉得高中英语学习比初中英语学习难得多，几乎丧失信心。 2、后来在老师帮助下认识到英语的重要性。 3、并向老师和同学请教更好的英语学习方法。 4、每天努力学习英语。 5、在英语学习方面已取得很大进步，并对英语越来越感兴趣。 二、要点认定： 1. 考生必须有较完整的句子表达出要点。 如只有关键词而无主谓结构， 不可视为要点出。 2. 围绕要点的发挥，如有语言错误，则扣语言分。 四、 为了操作方便， 按表达要点的多少和使用语言的情况， 划分为五个档次， 列表说明如下： 档次 五 四 三 二 一 得分 29—35 22—28 15—21 8—14 0—7 要点数 5 4 3 2 1 语言情况 语言基本无误，行文连贯，表达清楚。 语言有少量错误，行文基本连贯，表达基本清楚。 语言有一些错误，尚能达意。 语言错误很多，影响表达。 只能写出与所要求内容有关的一些单词。
注意： 1.原则上应按照考生所表达的要点数归档。 如语言错误多， 可降一档， 如语言表达较好， 可打该档最高分或上升一档。 2.在同一档次内，根据语言错误的多少确定五个分值。 1— 2 个错误，取该档次分值的高线。 3—4 个错误，取该档次分值的中线。 5 个错误，取该档次分值的低线。 6 个以上降一档，10 个左右错误取其降档后的低线。 档次 高线 中线 底线
五 四 三 二 一 录音材料原文：
35—34 28—27 21—20 14—13 7—6
33—31 26—24 19—17 12—10 5—3 听力原文
30—29 23—22 16—15 9—8 2—0
Test 1 M: Excuse me, Madam? W: Yes? M: How long can I keep the book? W: For one month. Please make sure you return the book before it’s due. Test 2 M: Hurry up, Jenny! We’ll be late for the film. W: Don’t worry. We still have twenty minutes. And it only takes us fifteen minutes to get there. We’ll be there just in time. Test 3 M: I heard on the radio that it’ll be sunny during the holiday weekend. Maybe we can take a trip to Boston. W: That sounds great! I’ll call Jean to see if she likes to join us. Test 4: W: It’s nearly eight. If you want to catch the nine O’clock train, you’d better go now. M: Don’t worry. I’ll drive to the station. W: In that case, let me go with you. And you drop me off at the city center. I’ll go to the open market. Test 5 W: I’m sorry, the cake is late. We’ll do better next time, I promise. M: Well, I’m sorry too. You have to take it back. The birthday party is over and we don’t need the cake any more. Test 6 W: Oh, it’s broken! Jacky is not going to be happy when he sees this. It’s his favorite CD! He’ll tell mum. M: Please Kathy, can I borrow ten dollars? I’ll buy him a new one and I will clean
up your room. Test 7. W: How did you like the dishes, Sir? M: Delicious. Everything was excellent here. Thank you! W: Do you want some coffee, tea, sir? M: No. thanks, I’m fine. Ah, just have the bill, please. How much is your service charge? W: Fifteen percent and it’s included in your bill. Thank you very much, sir. We look forward to seeing you again. M: Sure, good night. Test 8： W: Can I help you? M: Yes. My daughter bought this camera here for my wife’s birthday. But it doesn’t work. So I’d like to change it for another one. W: I see. Let me have a look. Well, we’ll be happy to change it for you. But I am afraid we don’t have another pink one. M: Oh? What will I do then? W: Would you like to choose a different color? We do have this camera in black and orange. M: My wife doesn’t like either of those colors. W: If you want, we can order another camera just like this one. There wouldn’t be any extra charge for it. M: That sounds fine. Would you please go ahead and do that? W: We’d be very happy to. But it’ll take at least a week, maybe ten days. We’ll call you when it comes in. M: Thank you very much. W: You are welcome. Test 9 W: Hi, Joe! Many people in our department are leaving for Thanksgiving. What are you going to do? M: I think I’ll just stay at home. I may see some friends and watch a few DVDs. And I probably would go to the Ottawa Car Show. What about you, Ariel? What’s your plan? W: I am going to do some traveling with my family. M: Oh, where to?
W: Toronto. And on our way, we’re going to visit my aunt, Valley, in Kingston. M: That’s exciting. How long do you plan to stay? W: Two days. I have a get-together party with my college friends on the tenth in Toronto. Oh, I’m afraid I’ve got to go now. My husband is waiting for me. And we’ll have to pick up Daniel from school. Have a nice holiday, Joe! M: Thank you. You too! Test 10 Where can you look if you want to know how tall the tallest person in the world is, or who the oldest person in the world is? There is only one place where you’ll find all these information, and that’s in the Guinness Book of World Records. This morning we have someone from the Guinness Company that produced that famous book, Thomas Manning. “Welcome to the program, Thomas!” “Thanks, Sue. It’s a pleasure to be here.” “Perhaps you could start by telling us where the idea for the book came from.” “Well, it was first suggested in the early 1950s. Sir Hugh Beaver, the managing director(总经理)of Guinness, was out shooting birds with some friends. A bird flew away so quickly that no one was able to shoot it. Sir Hugh wondered whether this bird was the fastest bird in Europe, and if it wasn’t the fastest, he wondered what was.” “So I suppose he went to the nearest library to look for the information and he couldn’t find it?” “Yes, that’s exactly what happened. And this made Sir Hugh think there must be other people in the same situation who wanted this kind of information. He thought that, like himself, people would be interested in finding facts of all records to satisfy their curiosity.” “So the idea for a book of records was born. And when did the first book come out?” “A few years later, in 1955. So, to ask your first question: the tallest person in the world is 231.7cm tall. And the oldest person is Jeanne. L. Calment, who was born in February, 1875.” “There are also some rather strange records, aren’t there, Thomas?” “Yes, that’s right. Did you know, Sue, that the shortest time it is taken ?”