福州八中 2013—2014 高三毕业班第二次质量检查
考试时间：120 分钟 试卷满分：150 分
I 听力测试 30 分(共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分) 第一节 (共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 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 is the man? A. A lawyer. B. A teacher. C. A doctor. 2. What will the woman have to do? A. Return the tape to the man. B. Keep the tape for another week. C. Borrow a tape recorder tomorrow. 3. What does the man mean? A. Judy is a good photographer. B. Judy is very poor in her lessons. C. Judy should focus on her study. 4. What does the thief look like? A. Very tall, with long yellow hair. B. Quite short, with long black hair. C. Medium height, with a yellow T-shirt. 5. Where does the conversation probably take place? A. In a meeting room. B. In a restaurant. C. In a library. 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 至第 8 题。ks5u 6. What’s the relationship between the two speakers? A. Student and teacher. B. Colleagues. C. Relatives. 7. Why doesn’t the man stay in the office often? A. Because he finds it too noisy. B. Because he’s too busy with his course. C. Because Jack is hard to get along with. 8. What does Stan suggest they do? A. Move to another office. B. Ask for a meeting room. C. Talk to Jack’s students openly. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 9、10 题。 9. What do we know about the woman? A. She is slimmer than last year. B. She is slightly fatter than last year. C. She likes the red dress very much. 10. How often does the woman plan to go to the gym?
A. Every day. B. Every two days. C. Every week. 听第 8 段材料, 回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. What does the lady want to find out? A. What’s on. B. What’s wrong. C. What’s up. 12. How long does the afternoon performance last? A. 120 minutes. B. 150 minutes. C. 165 minutes. 13. What can we learn from the conversation? A. The woman might be a stranger to the city. B. The children under 7 aren’t allowed to enter. C. Any tickets are available at half price 30 minutes in advance. 听 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14. Who used to live in the room? A. The woman. B. The woman’s son. C. The woman’s husband. 15. How does the man feel about the room? A. It is a nice room but not so quiet. B. It is a good place but the rent is a bit high. C. It is just the kind of room he is interested in. 16. What does the woman ask the man to do first? A. To move in as soon as possible. B. To come again the next morning. C. To pay her 80 dollars in advance. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What can be found on the announcement board in the local stores? A. Some funny stories. B. Some service information. C. Some entertainment news. 18. What can we do by using the Craigslist site? A. Watch movies. B. Play computer games. C. Do some shopping online. 19. What does looking for a job require according to the talk? A. Knowing what kind of job is easy. B. Knowing what job pays the most money. C. Knowing what kind of work you want to do. 20. How many ways of finding a job are mentioned in the talk? A. Less than three. B. Three. C. More than three. II 单项填空(共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分) 21.－Thanks a lot for your book. I found it very interesting. －_______. I’m glad you enjoyed it. A. All the best B. It is nothing C. No thanks D. Very well. 22. Whenever I made mistakes, the teacher pointed them out with ______. A. curiosity B. satisfaction. C. envy D. patience. 23. When it choosing your future career, what kind of things will you take into consideration? A. focuses on B. speaks of C. refers to D. comes to 24.What a terrible experience ! ________, you’re safe now —— that’s the main thing. A. Anyway. B. Besides. C. Otherwise. D. Therefore. 25.Only when he apologizes for his rudeness ____to him again. A. I will speak. B. will I speak. C. do I speak. D. I speak. 26.There are a small number of people involved, possibly ______twenty.
A. as few as B. as little as C. as many as D. as much as 27.Mother always complains that children _______ their shoes very quickly. A. find out B. wash out C. wear out D. set out 28.She says that she’ll have to close the shop ________ business improves. A. if B. unless C. after D. when 29.When I was a child, I ______ watch TV whenever I wanted to. A. should B. could C. must D. need 30.After the earthquake, very little of the city of Tangshan. A. was remained B. stayed C. remained D. was stayed 31.She _____ the carpet with some very nice curtains in colour. A. connected B. fitted C. equipped D. matched. 32.The film Tiny Times puts too much emphasis on “bling-bling” items, and that distracts from its . A. audience B. novel C. theme D. lifestyle 33. — You your ideas at the meeting in a different way. --- Thank you, but I was too angry then. A. must express B. could express C. could have expressed D. must have expressed 34.If _____ to look after luggage for someone else, inform the police at once. ks5u A. asked B. to ask C. asking D. having asked 35.I ________ to visit you later that day, but I had to phone and cancel. A. come B. came C. am coming D. was coming III. 完形填空 (共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分) I used to be a very self-centered person, but in the past two years I have really changed. I have started to think about other people 36 I think about myself. I am happy that I am becoming a 37 person. I think my 38 started when I was at Palomar College. At first, I just wanted to get my 39 and be left alone. I thought I was smarter than everyone else, so I hardly ever 40 to anyone in my classes. By the end of my first semester, I was really 41 . It seemed as if everyone but me had made friends and was having fun. So tried a (n) 42 . I started asking people around me how they were doing, and if they were having trouble I 43 to help. That was really a big 44 for me. By the end of the year, I had several new friends, and two of 45 are still my best friends today. A bigger cause of my new 46 , however, came when I took a part-time job at a Vista Nursing Home. One old lady there who had Alzheimer’s disease became my 47 . Every time I came into her room, she was so 48 because she thought I was her daughter. Her real daughter never 49 her, so I took her place. She let me 50 that making others feel good make me feel good, too, when she died, I was 51 , but I was very grateful to her. I think I am a much 52 person today than I used to be, and I hope I will not 53 these experiences. They have 54 me to care about other people more than about myself. I 55 who I am today, and I could not say that a few
years ago. 36. A. since B. before C. or D. unless 37. A. famous B. simple C. different D. skilled 38. A. education B. career C. tour D. change 39. A. balance C. homework C. degree D. interest 40. A. talked B. wrote C. lied D. reported 41. A. careful B. lonely C. curious D. guilty 42. A. argument B. game C. experiment D. defense 43. A. dared B. offered C. hesitated D. happened 44. A. dream B. problem C. duty D. step 45. A. us B. which C. them D. whom 46. A. attitude B. hobby C. hope D. luck 47. A. friend B. partner C. guide D. guest 48. A. polite B. happy C. strange D. confident 49. A. bothered B. answered C. visited D. trusted 50. A. explain B. guess C. declare D. see 51. A. homeless B. heartbroken C. bad-tempered D. hopeless 52. A. quieter B. busier C. better D. richer 53. A. forget B. face C. improve D. analyze 54. A. forced B. preferred C. ordered D. taught 55. A. miss B. like C. wonder D. expect IV 阅读理解：40 分(共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，共 40 分) A A few years ago my sister moved from her home in Alabama to Buffalo, New York. Since moving to Buffalo she’s become a big hockey fan and has encouraged me to start watching it. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to find hockey on television here in Alabama. Since hockey games don’t air very much on television I’ve had to look for different ways to watch hockey games. I often see websites that claim if you go to their website you can watch television on your computer. I try out many of these websites hoping that one of the television stations is a northern station that airs hockey games. Unfortunately, most of them don’t work. Either the site doesn’t really give you what they advertise or their video player doesn’t work properly. But finally I’ve found one website that actually works. Free Tube is a site that you can go to and watch Television online for free. You don’t have to download any kind of special software or pay money or even sign up for anything. All you have to do is go to Free Tube, choose your channel and start watching. The different channels to choose from are separated into different categories like news, business, entertainment, music and sports. You’re not going to find channels like NBC or ABC so you can watch the latest episode of Heroes or Grey’s Anatomy but it does include some popular channels like Cartoon Network and ESPN. There is also a movie section. Each movie channel airs different sorts of films
like adventure, classics, comedy or horror and that channel will always air that kind of movies. The movie section also includes my favorite station called Maxx Trailers (预告片). Maxx Trailers airs nothing but movies trailers 24 hours a day. Some of the trailers are for movies coming out and some are for movies that have already been released but already released movies don’t go back farther than a couple of months.
So far I haven’t had any problems with Free Tube’s video player either. Whenever I choose a channel, the video almost always works and usually loads every quickly. The only problem I have with Free Tube is that there is currently a glitch if you’re using Firefox. Once you choose a channel you can’t select another channel to change to, your web browser will freeze up. So if you’re using Firefox, the only way to switch channels is to leave the site and re-enter the site, when choosing what channel you want to go to. However, Free Tube is aware of this glitch and is working with Mozilla to get it fixed right away. If you’re missing some show everyone is talking about like Grey’s Anatomy or Heroes, this isn’t really a solution for that. But Free Tube is a good way to find channels that you weren’t aware of; there are several good stations to be found. 56. The author mainly ________ in this passage. A. tells us his experience in using the Web. B. introduces Free Tube to the readers C. shows us the disadvantages of Free Tube D. shows us how to enjoy films online 57. The author got interested in watching hockey games ________ A. because he is a sports fan B. due to his sister’s influence C. since everyone enjoys the games D. because he has nothing to do all day long 58. From the passage we can learn that ______________ A. the author is also very fond of movies B. Maxx Trailers airs to-be-released movies C. ABC is a very famous TV station in America D. Firefox is the only software used to watch films online 59. The underlined word “glitch” probably means _________ A. cover B. change C. note D. fault B Some novels simply entertain and others contain a powerful message in the story line and characters. In his first novel, A Wind In Montana, Mitch Davies tells a story about young adults and how they accept responsibility for their lives. A Wind in Montana is a great tale of two teenagers, Rory Coleman and Victoria Beach, high school students at the same school, who struggle to make the right decision for themselves. As each of them nears adulthood, they become more concerned with the future and set goals that will bring them happiness and a sense of achievement.
Without any advice from his parents, Rory chooses to pursue ( 追求 ) a profession in chemistry, applies for a chemistry scholarship, and determines to do everything he can to achieve it. Along the path, Rory finds that even though he has a plan, there are obstacles (障碍) that could prevent him from realizing his goals. Victoria’s struggles are different from Rory’s. Although her father has decided that she should become a professional musician, Victoria has other plans for her life. Together, Rory and Victoria attempt to follow their dreams, despite the obstacles in their paths. A Wind In Montana contains a lesson for all teens about to enter adulthood — that disappointment and setbacks (挫折) are going to occur no matter how determined they are and that they need to develop skills along the way that will help them deal with them effectively. Mitch Davies’ book stands out among today’s teen books that deal with imaginary situations. A Wind In Montana is a real story about real people facing real-life situations. It’s entertaining and also helps readers think about their own lives and offers various ways to handle situations that may arise. 60. According to the passage, both Rory and Victoria ____. A. get along well with others B. pursue a profession in chemistry C. follow their parents’ advice D. have a strong sense of self 61. The third paragraph is mainly about ____. A. the popularity of A Wind In Montana B. the content of A Wind in Montana C. Mitch Davies’ writing style D. Mitch Davies’ achievements 62. Unlike other teen books, A Wind In Montana ____. A. deals with some imaginary situations ks5u B. is based on real-life experiences C. focuses on responsibilities teens should take D. discusses the future of young adults 63. The purpose of the passage is ____. A. to speak highly of an author B. to report a piece of news C. to review a book D. to collect materials for a book C W Taipei The W Hotel is among the city’s big-name luxury(奢华) hotels. Futuristic and fancy, the W Taipei’s setting is reminding you of a Lady Gaga video; perhaps that explains why the singer insisted on staying here on a recent visit. There are eight room types to choose from, with names such as Fabulous and Extreme Wow. They vary wildly in style. 10 Zhongxiao E. Road, Sect. 5, Xin Yi Area Taipei City Hall MRT; +886 2 7703 8888; from NT$8,900 (US$299); www.wtaipei.com Grand Hotel If sleeping in landmarks is your thing, the Taipei Grand Hotel is a must. The Grand is an expression of classical Chinese art mixed with Western construction principles. The Grand Hotel is attractive and full of history, but rooms are aging, so
don’t expect the inside to be as “grand” as the outside. You can enjoy yourself at a driving range of golf, year-round pools and no fewer than eight restaurants. No. 1, Lane 1, Zhongshan N. Road, Section 4 shuttle from Yuan Shan MRT; +886 2 2886 8888; from NT$4,800 (US$165); www.grand-hotel.org Dandy Hotel From free drinks and snacks in the lobby( 大 堂 ) to seasonally themed decorations, this hotel takes care of the small touches. But what places the Dandy Hotel above others in the same price category（范围）are views over Da-An Park; they’re reminders of those of New York’s Central Park. Rooms with views are worth the extra money paid, but book early -- there are only two on each floor. No. 33, Xin Yi Road, Sect. 3, Dongmen MRT; +886 2 2707 6899; from NT$2,340 (US$80); www.dandyhotel.com.tw Homey Hostel Taiwanese brother and sister Josh and Kelly make guests feel right at home at this bargain Hostel. According to them, their motive in starting the hostel was to make friends, which is why they can often be found in the public area chatting with guests. There's a small kitchen, public computer, free coffee and tea, and luggage storage. 1/F, No. 7, Lane 180, Tonghua Street,) Liuzhangli MRT; +886 91900 2116; dorms from NT$500 (US$17); www.homeyhostel.com 64. May is fan of Lady Gaga, and she may probably stay in ________when in Taipei. A. W Taipei B. Grand Hotel C. Dandy Hotel D. Homey Hostel 65. Which of the following words can best take the place of the underlined word “touches”? A. ways B. details C. senses D. contacts 66. If you are a backpack traveller with a low budget, which would be your best choice? A. W Taipei B. Grand Hotel C. Dandy Hotel D. Homey Hostel 67. Which of the following statements is TRUE according the passage? A. Rooms in the W Hotel are of the similar style but with different fancy names. B. The Taipei Grand Hotel is an excellent mixture of classic and modern construction. C. It is the park-view rooms in the Dandy Hotel that make it quite unique. D. The desire of helping strangers drives Josh and Kelly to open the Homey Hostel. C Diet Coke, diet Pepsi, diet pills, no-fat diet, vegetable diet? We are surrounded by the word “diet” everywhere we look and listen. We have so easily been attracted by the promise and potential of diet products that we have stopped thinking about what diet products are doing to us. We are paying for products that harm us psychologically and physically.
Diet products weaken us psychologically. On one level, we are not allowing our brain to admit that our weight problems lie not in actually losing the weight, but in controlling the consumption of fatty, high-calorie（卡）, unhealthy foods. Diet products allow us to jump over the thinking stage and go straight for the counter instead. All we have to do is to swallow or recognize the word “diet” in food brands. On another level, diet products have greater psychological effects. Every time we have a zero-calorie drink, we are telling ourselves without our awareness that we don’t have to work to get results. Diet products make people believe that gain comes without pain, and that life can be without resistance and struggle. The danger of diet products lies not only in the psychological effects they have on us, but also in the physical harm that they cause. Diet foods can indirectly harm our bodies because consuming them instead of healthy foods means we are preventing our bodies from having basic nutrients(营养成分). Diet foods and diet pills contain zero calorie only because the diet industry has created chemicals to produce these wonder products. Diet products may not be nutritional, and the chemical that go into diet products are potentially dangerous. Now that we are aware of the effects that diet products have on us, it is time to seriously think about buying them. Losing weight lies in the power of minds, not in the power of chemicals. Once we realize this, we will be much better able to resist diet products, and therefore prevent the psychological harm that comes from using them. 68. The first paragraph mainly tells us _____. A. diet products can bring out people’s potential B. people have difficulty in choosing diet products C. diet products are misleading people D. people are fed up with diet products 69. One psychological effect of diet products is that people tend to ____. A. resist a variety of diet foods B. hesitate before they enjoy diet foods C. pay attention to their own eating habits
D. watch their weight rather than their diet 70. The purpose of writing this passage is _________. A. to warn people of the side effect of diet products B. to tell people how to lose weight C. to advise people to eat diet products D. to introduce some diet products 71. Which of the following shows the structure（结构） of the passage?
CP: Central Point
Sp: Sub-point(次要点) C: Conclusion E We find that bright children are rarely held back by mixed ability teaching. On the contrary, both their knowledge and experience are enriched. We feel that there are many disadvantages in streaming(把……按能力分班) pupils. It does not take into account the fact that children develop at different rates. It can have a bad effect on both the bright and the not-so-bright child. After all，it can be quite discouraging to be at the bottom of the top grade！ Besides, it is rather unreal to grade pupils just according to their intellectual(智 力的) ability. This is only one aspect of their total personality. We are concerned to develop the abilities of all our pupils to the full, not just their academic ability. We also value personal qualities and social skills, and we find that mixed-ability teaching contributes to all these aspects of learning. In our classrooms, we work in various ways. The pupils often work in groups: this gives them the opportunity to learn to co-operate, to share, and to develop leadership skills. They also learn how to deal with personal problems as well as learning how to think, to make decisions, to analyze and evaluate, and to communicate effectively in order to have the ability to become leaders. The pupils learn from each other as well as from the teacher. Sometimes the pupils work in pairs；sometimes they work on individual tasks , and they can do this at their own speed. They also have some formal class teaching
when this is suitable. We encourage our pupils to use the library, and we teach them the skills they need in order to do this efficiently. An advanced pupil can do advanced work：it does not matter what age the child is. We expect our pupils to do their best, not their least, and we give them every encouragement to attain this goal. 72. We can know from the passage that the author’ s attitude towards “mixed-ability teaching” is______. A. approving B. disapproving C. questioning D. inactive 73. The underlined words “held back” in Paragraph 1 probably means “______”. A. drawn to their studies B. forced to study in the lower classes C. made to remain in the same classes D. prevented from advancing 74. Which of the following is NOT MENTIONED in the third paragraph? A. Pupils also learn to develop their reasoning abilities. B. Pupils also learn how to participate in teaching activities C. Group work gives pupils the chance to learn to work together with others. D. Group work supply pupils with the chance to learn to be good organizers. 75. The author’s purpose in writing this passage is to ______. A. offer advice on the proper use of the library B. recommend pair work and group work for classroom activities C. argue for teaching bright and not-so-bright pupils in the same class D. tell us the importance of proper formal classroom teaching 第二卷 （计分:35 分） 注意：本卷答案一律写在答题纸上，请看清题号作答。 ．．．．．． V. 短文填词。 阅读下面短文，根据以下要求：1）汉语提示；2）首字母提示；3）语境提 示, 在每个空格内填入一个适当的英语单词， 所填单词要求意义准确、 拼写正确。 （每题 1 分；共 10 分） The purpose of a letter of application is to help you to “sell” yourself. It should state c the job you want, and should tell what your abilities are and you have done. It should be simple, humorous, personal and brief without l out any necessary fact. In writing a letter of application, keep in _____ that the things a possible employer is most likely to want to know about are your qualifications, your (成就) and your aims. The opening paragraph is p the most important part, if the first few sentences fail to a the reader’s attention, the of the letter may not be read at all, and be clear about the 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83
job you are now for. Try to key your opening remarks to the needs 84 or interests of the employer not to your own need or (欲望). 85 VI. 书面表达 （满分 25 分） 近日，一名印度工程师写的《令人忧虑，不阅读的中国人》红遍网络。假如你是 王芳，请你针对这一问题，以一名学生的名义写一封倡议书，呼吁全国学生要爱 读书，并指出读书的重要性： 1.读书可以使我们增长知识，了解国内外大事。 2.读书教会我们如何学习，提高我们的阅读能力和写作水平。 3.读书教会我们如何处理困难、解决问题。 4.读书告诉我们什么是好与坏，教会我们如何做一个好学生。 要求： 1. 词数 120 左右， 2．可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3. 开头已为你写出，不计入总词数。 Dear fellow students, Recently, it’s reported that fewer and fewer Chinese are seen reading in public places. As school students__________________________________
福州八中 2013—2014 高三毕班第二次质量检查 英语试卷参考答案及评分标准
第一卷 I.听力 1-5CACCB 6-10 BABBC 11-15 ACABC 16-20 CBCCC II.单选 21-25 BDDAB 26-30 ACBBC 31-35 DCCAD III.完型 36-40BCDCA 41-45 BCBDC46-50AABCD 51-55BCADB IV.阅读 56-59 BBAD60-63 DBBC64-67 ABDC68-71 CDAB 72-75 ADBC 第二卷 V. 76. clearly 77. what 78. leaving 79. mind 80. achievements 81. perhaps/possibly/probably 82. attract 83. rest 84. applying 85. desires VI. Writing sample: Dear fellow students, Recently, it’s reported that fewer and fewer Chinese are seen reading in public places. As school students, I strongly think we students should form this good habit of reading. It is of great importance for us students to learn more from reading. Firstly, reading can enlarge our knowledge and know more about what has happened at home and abroad. Secondly, we can learn how to improve our learning methods so as to improve our reading skill and writing level. In addition, in order to know how to deal with problems and solve them, we can find the ways in books. If we want to be good students, we ought to be able to tell right from wrong. To do this, we must keep reading. Therefore, dear fellow students, let’s take a great interest in reading and take action from now on! Wang Fang A School Student 听力材料 Text 1 W: Is it serious, Mr. Smith? ks5u M: Not really, It’s just the flu. Take this, drink plenty of water, and stay in bed for two days. Text 2 W: I’m really enjoying the tape you lent me a week ago. Do you mind if I keep it for another week ?
M: Sorry. I have to use it myself. Text 3 W: Judy earned a lot of money over the summer working as a photographer for that newspaper. M: Sounds good! But what surprises me is that she’s still working for them although classes have started again. Text 4 M: If you happen to see the thief who stole my money, please call the police station. W: What does he look like? M: He’s medium height, with long black hair and he was wearing a yellow T-shirt. W: OK, I will keep an eye out for him. Text 5 W: Anything else, gentleman? M: A salad and potatoes with that. W: What kind of potatoes do you want? M: French fried. Text 6 W: Stan, do you have a minute? M: Oh, hi, Cathy. Sure. What’s up? W: Well, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about the situation in the office. M: I’m not in there very often. It’s so noisy that I can’t work. W: That’s exactly what I’m getting at. We’re supposed to be able to do our preparation in that office, but have you noticed? Jack constantly has students coming in and get help with his course. M: We can’t really ask him to stop having students come in for help, can we? W: No, of course not. But I’m not able to do my work and neither are you. I imagine it’s the same for the others in the office. M: Hmm, could we ask for a kind of meeting room? When we have to talk to students, we could go to the meeting room. W: Good idea. Text 7 M: Kathy! You look so cute in this red dress ! W: Really? Don’t you think the skirt is small for me? M: Um, if you say so. W: Well, it fit me well last year, but now it’s a little tight. M: Don’t be upset, Kathy. You may think you have a little extra meat on your bones, but trust me, you look good! W: But I really want this “extra meat” gone! M: I know how you feel. I’m trying to stay in shape, too. I’m changing my lifestyle gradually. W: Good idea. I’m going to the gym every week, starting today. Text 8 M: Hello, can I help you with something? W: Yes. You see, I’m spending a few days in the city and I’d like to know what’s on. M: Well, there’s a musical, “Elephant fountain”, at Baoli Theatre. They all say it’s very good. W: When’s it on, exactly? M: Every night except Sunday. Hold on, let me get some specific information… Yes, the show will run until the beginning of July. It begins at 8 o’clock, finishing at 10:45. There’s an afternoon performance on Wednesday and Saturday. Performances for the afternoon time start at 2:00 and end at 4:45. W: And how much are the tickets? M: Tickets are 80 yuan, 100 yuan, and 150 yuan. W: That’s a bit expensive. M: Well, you might get a ticket at a reduced price. It says here. “Some tickets may be sold at half price half an hour before the performance starts.” W: Mm, I’ll think about that. Oh, by the way, is there an age limit for children? M: Generally, not under 7. But this musical talks about three children and an elephant. So children are welcome except for babies. Besides, food and drinks are not allowed. Text 9 M: Hello. I just saw your ad in the Evening Paper. You haven’t rented it yet, have you? W: No, I haven’t. Come in and have a look at it. ks5u M: Thank you. W: It’s just a simple room. It was once my son’s room. Now he has grown up and left home, and my husband died last year. So I thought maybe I’d take in a roomer. M: A nice, quiet house. That’s what I’m looking for. W: This way, sir. M: This is a very pleasant room. How much is the rent? W: Fifty dollars a week, if you think that’s OK. I won’t charge you anything for electricity, gas, heat.
Oh, yes. You can use the kitchen and refrigerator, too. M: Well, I like this place very much. But, you know. I don’t have much money. W: You seem like a very nice young man. What about $40 a week? M: That sounds good. May I move in tomorrow morning? W: Sure. I’ll be expecting you. If you don’t mind, I’d like to have the first two weeks’ rent in advance. M: Ok, I’ll give it to you tomorrow morning. See you tomorrow. （Text 10） M: There are many ways to find a job. It can be as easy as walking into a neighborhood store to look at its announcement board. Local stores often have areas where people can put small signs telling what kind of service they need or can provide. Such services include caring for children or cleaning houses. Or, job searchers can look in the newspaper. Local newspapers have employment announcements placed by companies seeking workers. Another popular tool for finding jobs is the Internet. For example, people in more than seven hundred cities around the world can use the Craigslist site to buy objects, meet people or find jobs. Another useful way to find a job is through a college or university. For example, students at the University of Texas in Austin can go to the Career Exploration Center to get help in finding a job. Of course, looking for a job requires knowing what kind of work you want to do. Some experts also help people find jobs. Susan W. Miller owns a company called California Career Services in Los Angeles. She says her company helps people find jobs by first helping them understand their strengths, goals and interests. Then she provides them with methods and resources to help them find the right job. ks5u