南京、淮安市 2013 届高三模拟考试（南京二模、淮安三模）
本试卷分选择题和非选择题两部分。共 120 分。考试用时 120 分钟。 注意事项： 答题前，考生务必将自己的学校、姓名、考试号写在答题卡上。考试结束后，将答题卡 交回。 第一部分听力理解（共两小节；满分 20 分） 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 .How much did the woman pay for the dress？ A. 100 dollars. B. 150 dollars．C. 200 dollars. 2. Where does this conversation probably take place？ A. In a bookshop. B. On the road. C. In a restaurant. 3. What does the woman advise the man to do？ A .Leave for New York right away. B. Go to New York next weekend． C .Leave for the party at 4：00 pm． 4. When will the man probably see Professor Kent？ A. Next Tuesday. B. Next Wednesday. 5 .How long did the man travel in Italy？ C. Next Thursday.
A. About half a month. B. About a month. C. Ten days. 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 did the man think of the concert？ A .It was enjoyable． B. It was boring. C. It was just like most other concerts． 7 .Why didn't Macy go to the concert？ A .Because she was sick． B. Because she was looking after somebody. C .Because she preferred to go this weekend． 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8 .How does the man feel about the interview？ A.Confident. B. Sad. C. Nervous． 9. What does the woman think of the man？ A. He has rich work experience．
B. He is a good swimmer. C. He is too confident． 10. When does the conversation take place？ A. At 11：00 am. B. At 1：00 pm. C..At 3：00 pm. 听第 8 段材料。回答第 11 至 13 题。 11．How did the woman catch a cold last week？ A. It was too cold. B. She didn't get a good rest． C. She wore a skirt in a cold room. 12. What does the man advise the woman to do？ A.Take a rest. B. Work hard on her new project. C. Wear more clothes． 13．What is the probable relationship between the two speakers？ A. Boss and secretary. B. Doctor and patient. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. Who did Lisa quarrel with just now？ A. Andy. B. Her mother. C. Her father. 15．What do we know about Maria Middle School？ A. It is a girls?school. B. It is a mixed school. C. It has very good teachers． 16．Why does Lisa want to go to a mixed school？ A. Because it requires different learning styles. B. Because it offers the best teaching method． C. Because it will benefit her work in the future． 17．What will Lisa do next？ A.Have a talk with her mother. B. Go to Maria Middle School． C. Ask her father for help． 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. What did the speaker like as a child？ A.She loved math. B. She was interested in spelling. C. She was addicted to word games． 19．With whom did the speaker first play the game？ A. Online players. B. Her classmates. 20. Why did the speaker quit gaming？ C. Her family. C. Colleagues.
A. Because she became bored with playing games. B. Because she realized she was too involved in the games. C. Because she got married and became a mother. 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） 请认真阅读下面各题，从题中所给的 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。 21．The lift in that tall building went wrong and got trapped＿＿＿the floors．People in it had no way out and were in panic. A. among B. on C. between D. in 22. -The heavy snow hasn't caused any inconvenience to people in Nanjing，has it？ -Yes. Just imagine the city＿＿＿with nearly 20 centimeters of snow one night. A. has been hit B. was hit C. had been hit D. is hit 23. Sometimes it's a bit challenging to reach a＿＿＿between parents
expectations and their
kids? desires. A. commitment B. comprehension C. cooperation D. compromise 24. -The old store enjoys a good reputation in this area. -Can't agree more. There are very few，＿＿＿，complaints about their service. A. if any B. if so C. if anything D. if ever 25．She wanted to ask if he had news of Williams，but words＿＿＿in her throat. A. burst B. stuck C. broke D. settled 26. Alex has been in China for quite a few years．＿＿＿，he speaks fluent Chinese． A. Especially B. Frequently C. Surprisingly D. Consequently 27. -How was your trip to Yancheng last week？ -Wonderful！I only felt sorry that I＿＿＿the nature reserve of red-crowned cranes，but the weather was awful． A. could visit B. could have visited C. might visit D. might have visited 28．Since the band announced the release of their new album，the phone hasn't stopped ringing. Many fans＿＿＿to ask about the exact time． A. were calling B. had called C. are calling D. call 29. ＿＿＿that the Youth Olympic Games might be delayed due to severe air pollution，our government has made a promise to Jacques Rogge that they will spare no effort to settle the problem. A. Warned B. Having warned C. Warning D. Being warned 30. -How are things going，Janet？ -They have set out to deal with the present situation＿＿＿they think deserves their immediate attention. A. which B. where C. when D. what 31．If you want somebody to go window shopping with you，why not try calling Marie？-she ＿＿＿be home by now. A. shall B. should C. will D. would 32. -What do you think of the story in today's newspaper？ -We shouldn't＿＿＿the trouble of helping others only because what we do may invite trouble． A. knock off B. take off C. keep off D. break off 33. Such an inspiring speech＿＿at the graduation ceremony that every one of us was deeply moved and strongly encouraged．
A. did he make B. be made C. had he made· D. he had made 34．After＿＿＿seemed a hopeless wait，four coal-miners trapped in the mine for 125 hours were finally rescued in Heilongjiang Province． A. when B. that C. it D. what 35. -Why are you moving out？ 一＿＿＿，but I just don’t like the atmosphere here． A. No offence B. No worries C. No problem D. No doubt 第二节完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 请认真阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的 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。 In my early childhood，my parents and teachers taught me to be persistent（执着）in every task I devoted myself to. I was 36 that persistence is the only way towards success. But a small 37 made me change my mind. One day my two-year-old son， 38 at a dozen of “stood” color marker-pens， cheered excitedly，"Mummy，look！I did it”Afterwards，he collected some ball-pens， 39 to do the same． Hard though he tried， the ball-pens ,just lay 40 ． He turned to me for help· Noticing they had either sharp or round ends， I said 41 ， “Mummy can't help you． ” To my surprise， he wouldn't listen and continued trying…I was dumbfounded by his persistence. My son's behaviour reminded me of George who was alwayswe 42 in his work and rarely talked to anyone ． To him， 43 ， there was no such thing called weekends or holidays．Our boss praised 44 about him and 45 us to look up to him as a role model． One day I met George. "Gonna work late again tonight？” "Probably can’t leave till midnight，”he said． "How many hours have you put in here each week，eighty or ninety？” “ 46 ” "Don't you have time to be with your family at all？” He shook his head slowly and 47 a sigh. "It's not what I wanted．But I have worked on it for so long．It's much too 48 to even think about letting go.” A year later I resigned．The 49 thing I heard about him was that his wife divorced him.Since then I've never seen him. But occasionally his aged 50 would come to my mind． Until that day， 51 knowing why the ball-pens couldn't stand up，the two-year-old had 52 the impossibility after many failures．He put aside all the ball-pens and kept only those water markers for his“game”． 53 ，he already learned to let go of his previous 54 attempts· In our daily life，many headaches can be avoided if we know how to 55 them and then decisively let go of them immediately. 36. A. confident B. consisten t C. conscious D. convinced 37. A. event B. incident C. accident D. affair 38. A. pointing B. shouting C. screaming D. laughing 39. A. insisting B. requiring C. intending D. urging 40. A. flat B. silent C. still D. quiet 41. A. deliberately B. casually C. unintentionally D. enthusiastically
42. A. interested B. busy C. devoted D. buried 43. A. therefore B. however C. otherwise D. though 44. A. high B. highly C. well D. much 45. A. promised B. demanded C. inspired D. appealed 46. A. At random B. At times C. At most D. At least 47. A. let off B. let out C. sent off D. sent out 48. A. encouraging B. comfortable C. painful D. ashamed 49. A. latter B. later C. last D. lately 50. A. picture B. figure C. reflection D. image 51. A. for B. with C. without D. besides 52. A. received B. accepted C. refused D. rejected 53. A. Generally B. Eventually C. Additionally D. Obviously 54. A. useless B. endless C. hopeful D. meaningful 55. A. clarify B. distinguish C. identify D. acknowledge 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，从短文后各题所给的 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。 A Dear Sir， I was surprised to read your recent editorial on the question of students’part-time jobs．You appear to be making lots of general comments on the basis of just one unfortunate case Q assure you that not all young people who deliver newspapers are as foolish and dishonest as the two youths mentioned in your article，and one single case is not strong enough in supporting a point as evidence. I think you wouldn’t disagree with me at this point.）． The first point I would like to make is that there are many jobs teenagers can do which give them useful experience of the working world．They are brought into contact with a variety of people，often older，and are given experience of expressing themselves clearly and logically. Every young man will eventually be involved in social net work， and we can't.expect them to act as a mature adult once they step out of school．I am thinking here of jobs such as travel guides and shop assistants．Part-time jobs are actually a kind of guiding that young people need before they play their role in real career. Another argument for school children and college students having holiday or weekend jobs is that many parents need the financial assistance. If we take，for example，a family in which the father is unemployed or perhaps a single-parent family on a low income，it seems logical and fair that a son or daughter should try to bring money into the household. And I think it's also an education to young people what family responsibility is and what one should do in terms of showing their care and love． One further thing I want to say is that a lot of jobs for the young can be fun for the people who do them and also useful to the community．Youngsters who help in schools，hospitals and with the elderly often gain a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction as well as contributing something valuable to local society. And the experience will make young people feel their value in our society so that they will be more eager to learn and more willing to offer their help. In conclusion，I would add that when I was a girl，my father said my teens were a time for books，hobbies and academic studies. Thinking back，I feel I would have learnt much more-
about myself，other people and life in general-if he had allowed me to do a limited amount of real work．Certainly，when she is old enough，I shall encourage my own daughter to do so， rather than waste her time with soap operas，computer games and discos，like so many young people today. I don't mean having fun is a waste of time．I just want to. point out that fun and part-time jobs could be balanced. Yours faithfully Margares. Willams 56. Which of the following is true according to the letter？ A. Part-time jobs help teenagers develop social skills? B. All young people doing part-time jobs are intelligent and honest. C. Children in single-parent families should not do part-time jobs. D. The writer :did part-time jobs when she was at school． 57. What does the writer think many of the young people are doing now? A. Taking some part-time jobs to help their family． B. Doing their academic learning heart and soul、 C. Wasting time with soap operas and computer games or discos. D. Doing community services by helping the old or the sick in hospitals. 58. What can we learn from the letter？ A ．The writer of the letter is doing some part-time jobs． B. An article against teenagers’doing part-time jobs was published． C. Teenagers of the time are not doing the right thing． D. The writer of the letter is a teenager from a single-parent family.
SLOW JOURNEY SOUTH：WALKING TO AFRICA
WRITER Paula Constant
Everywhere is walking distance，if you have the time... ABOUT THE BOOK In August 2004，Paula Constant began walking from Trafalgar Square in London. Exactly one year later，she had walked over 5000km through France，Spain，Portugal and Morocco，without four-wheel drive back up or any.kind of third party support. Excited by her achievements，she began planning to continue the walk through the Western， Central and Eastern regions of the Sahara-where she is currently walking with camels. Learning to Walk，the name they call the journey， details the journey Paula and her husband，Gary，found themselves on as they attempted . to break away from a. conventional 9-to-5 routine；planning a trip that was more
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than simply a holiday，rather a bid to change their lives．As it covers the walk itself，the story becomes one of personal transformation，awakening and realisation as both Paula and Gary face physical and mental challenges in walking over 25km a day for a year straight，through a variety of cultures，climates and landscapes． Learning to Walk is as much a spiritual journey as a physical one．It goes a step further than conventional travel literature and delves（探究）into the motivations behind such journeys. It is a touching story of how an urban primary school teacher became a successful expeditioner and how an ordinary woman achieved something extra-ordinary. ABOUT THE WRITER Australian adventurer，Paula Constant，has walked over 15，500km since she first left Trafalgar Square in 2004. She has gained sponsorship for her endeavors through the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and Birkenstock sandals． When Paula walks into Cairo early in 2008，she will be the first woman to have ever made a solo crossing of the Sahara from West to East，on foot．She is currently writing her second book, detailing the desert walk．
PUB DATE April 2008
SELLING POINTS · Perfect for armchair travellers · Will appeal to fans of internationally best selling books such as Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald and Almost French by Sarah Turnbull． · Paula's story has gained her sponsorship from Birkenstock and Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty，and she has already had widespread media exposure． ·National marketing campaign includes press advertising，online trailer and promotions with Dove and Birkenstock． 59．The book SLOW JOURNEY SOUTH：WALKING TO AFRICA is A ．about how to travel in the south of Africa with a third party support B. about where to travel over 15，500km in the south of Africa C ．the writer's second book about her journey in the Sahara with camels D. the writer's first book about her over 5000km journey in 2004-2005 60．Why Paula and her husband made the journey may most probably be that A ．they thought their daily life was boring B. they attempted to gain some sponsorship C ．they wanted to have a holiday D. they could know more about Africa 61．Who would most probably like to read the book？ A ．People who sponsor their journey and like traveling． B. Women who write travel books and like traveling. C ．Women who like traveling but are not satisfied with life． D. People who like traveling but just stay at home． ．
62. We can infer from the passage that A. they didn?t stop walking over 25km a day in a whole year B. it was a physical challenge for them to walk through the Sahara C. Holy Caw and Almost French are also books about traveling D: they think the journey had a spiritual value on them in their life C Nap，doze，shut-eye and snooze are all expressions we use to describe that mysterious state， sleep. We all do it，we can't get by without it and by the time we reach old age，most of us have spent 20 years sleeping: Yet，nobody knows why we do it． Most scientists think that by resting our bodies，we allow time for essential maintenance（维 护）work to be done‘Any damage that there is can be put right more quickly if energy isn't being used up doing other things?Injured animals certainly spend more time asleep than usual while their wounds are healing（愈合）．And quite a few illnesses make us feel sleepy so our body can get on with curing us． Sleep is controlled by certain chemicals. They build up during the day，eventually reaching levels that make us tired. We can control the effects of these chemicals to some extent．For example，caffeine helps to keep us awake while alcohol and some medicines make us sleepy. By using electrodes，scientists are able to study what goes on in people's heads while they are sleeping. They have discovered that when we first drop off everything slows down. The heart beats more slowly and our breathing becomes shallow．After about 90 minutes our eyes start to twitch and we go into what is called REM sleep．REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement，and it's a sign that we've started to dream. You have dreams every night，even if you don't remember them. There are all sorts of theories about why we dream. One is that it gives the brain a chance to sort out the day's activities，filling everything away in the right place. Another is that the brain gets bored while we're asleep and organizes its own entertainment-a sort of late-night cinema！ A lot of people say they have to have eight hours?sleep every night while others seem to manage on a lot less. One thing is for sure，we all need some sleep and going without it can have some very strange effects. An American DJ，who stayed awake for 200 hours to raise money for charity，thought things were bursting into flames all around him after 120 hours without sleep． He survived the strange horrible period of time but was depressed for three months afterwards． Humans are unusual in the way they sleep．Most animals have a sleep during the day and tests have shown that a siesta can be beneficial for us too．It's even been recommended that airline pilots should have a nap during long flights so that they are more alert（警觉的）for the tricky business of landing. So next time you nod off after Sunday lunch in front of the TV，don't feel embarrassed about it．Science，after all，is on your side． 63．The passage is probably from a A. lab report B. research paper C. science story D. drug instruction 64. When we are sleeping， ． A. our heart beats more slowly B. our body chemicals become fully controllable C. our brain begins to show movies
D. our wound begins to heal 65. The underlined word “siesta” in the last paragraph but one means A. a good rest B. a little drink C. a short sleep D. a day dream D While waiting to pick up a friend at an airport in Portland，Oregon，T had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about-the kind that happens to you unexpectedly. To me，this happened and was only two feet away from me． Locating my friend among the passengers，I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family． First he walked to his youngest son (maybe 6 years old）as he laid down his bags． They gave each other a long，loving hug．As they separated enough to look in each other's face，I heard the father say，“It's so good to see you，son. I missed you so much！”His son smiled somewhat shyly，and replied softly，"Me，too，Dad！” Then the man stood up，gazed in to the eyes of his oldest son（maybe 9 or 10）and while cupping his son's face in his hands said，“You're already quite a young man. I love you very much，Zach！” They too hugged a most loving，tender hug. While this was happening，a baby girl（perhaps one or one-and-a-half-year old）was squirming（扭动）excitedly in her mother's arms, never once taking her little eyes off the wonderful sight of her returning father. The man said，“Hi ．baby girl！”as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest while rocking her from side to side．The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder，motionless in pure contentment． After several moments，he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared， “I've saved the best for last!”and went to give his wife the longest，most passionate kiss I ever remember seeing. He gazed into her eyes for several seconds and then silently mouthed．“I love you so much！”They stared into each other's eyes，beaming big smiles at one another，while holding both hands， For an instant they reminded me of newlyweds，but I knew by the age of their kids that they couldn't possibly be?I puzzled about it for a moment then realized how totally attentive I was in the wonderful display of unconditional love not more than an arm's length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable，as if I was invading something sacred，but was amazed to hear my own voice nervously ask，"Wow！How long have you two been married？ "Been together fourteen years total，married twelve of those.”he replied，without breaking his gaze froth his lovely wife's face. "Well then，how long have you been away?” I asked．The man finally turned and looked at me，still beaming his joyous smile．“Two whole days！” Two days？I was stunned．I had assumed he'd been gone for at least several weeks-if not months．I know my expression betrayed me．“I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years！” The man suddenly stopped smiling． He looked me straight in the eye，and with forcefulness that burned right into my soul，he told me something that left me a different person，“Don't hope，friend?decide!”Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again，shook my hand and said，"God bless！” With that，he and his family turned and walked away together. I was still watching that
exceptional man and his special family walk just out of sight when my friend came up to me and asked， “What’ cha looking at？” Without hesitating， and with a curious sense of certainty， I rig two replied，"My future！” 66. Which word could best describe the baby girl? 'y gave A. Quiet. B. Innocent. C. Naughty. D. Sweet. and the 67. The writer suddenly felt uncomfortable because ．iewhat A ． he felt it impolite to stare at the family B. he felt he withdrew from society I while C. the family found him curious about them a very D. he didn't love his wife as much 68. What can we learn from the story? A. The family became the writer's friends. B. The writer decided to look for a wife. C. The writer's family will get more love froth him. D. The writer will tell his friend the story immediately they meet. 'ad on 69．Which paragraph in this story best shows the love of the couple？ A. Paragraph 4. B. Paragraph 5. C. Paragraph 6. D. Paragraph 7. 70. Why does the writer think his airport experience is life-changing? A. Because he came across a most loving family. B. Because he realized the difference between "hope" and "decide". C. Because he thought it was really a unique experience. D. Because the family he met with had a strange power over him.
第四部分任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 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一个最恰当的单 词。 注意：请将答案写在答题卡上相应题号的横线上。每个空格只填 1 个单词。 Get over self-consciousness Ever got stressed out because you weren’t sure what you’d say at that morning meeting？ Worried about what you’ d look like after squeezing into last year's bathing suit？Uneasy to speak to a stranger in the street when you wanted to ask the way？Afraid of making a mistake in class？ All these show that you are self-conscious． Self-consciousness--the action of easily feeling nervous in public because of shyness-keeps us fighting the battle to control our self-image．But always worrying about our shortcomings， unavoidably traps us in embarrassment and shame．You feel that you are a loser or a failure， unsuccessful at your career or in your life． The difference between embarrassment and shame is slight but significant，and the distinction is extremely important for building a protective covering of self-respect．When we introduce one of our friends to a colleague and forget his or her name，it's an embarrassing blow to our image，because we think others are viewing us in a negative light．If there are enough embarrassing moments， we begin viewing ourselves badly， then our self-image breaks down and we feel that heavy weight of shame． Creating a strong support of success in our lives is one way to end the terrible trap of
embarrassment and shame．Successfully completing a difficult project at work builds confidence and leads to future success．Similarly，a satisfying relationship is a prideful accomplishment and helps motivate us to seek other such connections，and make us feel unembarrassed and unashamed and，even feel successful． But how do we take that first brave step away from self-consciousness in order to feel like （and at last become）a success？Kill the situations that will lead to shame before they become a threat，advises David Allyn，Ph．D.，a Harvard-trained social scientist and visiting scholar at Columbia University’ s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy． His book， 1 Can't Believe 1 .lust Bid That，includes a few pointers： Be on time. Punctuality creates self-discipline and impresses both others and yourself. It?sa healthy habit that keeps you calm about the clock． Stick to the facts．You’re bound to get caught lying，so why bother？Lies just set you up with unnecessary opportunities to feel ashamed． Cut the gossip. Comments made behind your back hurt and make you angry，and don't forget how you feel about those who talked about you．Don't get involved in any meaningless talk where chances to realize a dream or accomplish an aim might be missed． Keep your word．It feels good to be considered reliable，so honor your word no matter what the reasons are for disregarding them．Remember，a promise is a promise. Recover gracefully（优雅地）to avoid the feeling of shame. If the damage is already done and you find yourself at the tail end of an embarrassing situation，you can still avoid that feeling of shame by recovering gracefully．Don’t attack in defense or lie to cover your tracks-you’11 just end up feeling worse and likely complicate a relationship that doesn't need complicating．Try laughing it off or explaining why you made the mistake．Also，don't leave a social situation simply to avoid the people you made a mishap （小事故； 小错误） in front of-avoidance will leave you feeling further ashamed and separated from others． Remember：people tend to forget others’mistakes and worry about their own.
第五部分书面表达（满分 25 分） 8l．为了减少舌尖上的浪费，许多城市发起了“光盘行动”，倡导人们在日常生活中 要注意节约粮食， 就餐时，要吃光盘中的饭菜‘你的笔友 Lily 想了解一些关于“光盘行动” 的情况，请阅读下面信件，根据要求写一封回信。 Dear David， Five years have passed by since we last met in Nanjing．A campaign called Clearing Your Plate is reported to be very popular throughout many big cities in China．It sounds very interesting. Could you please tell me what Clearing Your Plate exactly means？Why do people launch the campaign？And how is it going in your city？Besides，I'd like to know your opinion about it． Looking forward to your reply． Best wishes， Yours truly， Lilv 注意； 1.根据来信内容，结合实际，适当发挥。
2.词数 150 左右。回信的开头和结尾已经写好，不计入总词数。 3.作文中不得提及考生所在学校和本人姓名。 Dear Lily， Very glad to hear from you．As for the campaign called Clearing Your Plate， _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Best regards, Yours faithfully, David