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宁波市 2013 学年第一学期期末考试 高一英语试卷
Ⅰ卷(共105分) 第一部分 听力(共两节,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秒种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 man do for the woman? A. Carry her new TV home. B. Pick her up after work. C. Set up her new TV. 2. How did the man find his way home? A. He asked a policeman for help. B. He found the way himself. C. He got help from a friend. 3. Whose French dictionary was lost? A. Tom’s. B. Mike’s. C. Bill’s. 4. How much will the man pay? A. $16. B. $30. C. $32. 5. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. How to look after Ken. B. How to spend the vacation. C. How to deal with the woman’s cat. 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。 听下面一段对话,回答第6至7题。 6. Why was the woman late? A. She overslept. B. She went shopping. C. She had lunch with Betty. 7. What is the weather like in the man’s hometown? A. It is terrible in summers. B. It is very cold in winters. C. It sometimes gets 30℃ in summers. 听下面一段对话,回答第8至10题。 8. Where does the conversation take place? A. At an airport. B. At a train station. C. At a bus station. 9. When is Helena expected to arrive? A. At 7:30 a.m. B. At 8:30 p.m. C. At 7:30 p.m. 10. What does the man suggest doing? A. Sending a telegram to Helena. B. Having some coffee.
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C. Thinking about happy things. 听下面一段对话,回答第11至13题。 11. Why does the woman call the man? A. To send him a magazine. B. To invite him to play golf. C. To do business. 12. When will the speakers meet on Saturday? A. At 11:00 a.m. B. At 1:00 p.m. C. At 11:30 a.m. 13. What do we know about the woman? A. She works for a magazine company. B. She met the man while playing badminton. C. She has known the man for a very long time. 听下面一段对话,回答第14至16题。 14. What is the man good at? A. Talking to pretty girls. B. Dealing with problem customers. C. Helping customers order. 15. What does the man suggest the woman do? A. Talk to his manager. B. Get a part time job. C. Earn a little money. 16. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Workmates. B. Manager and waiter. C. Customer and waiter. 听下面一段对话,回答第17至20题。 17. Why did Sally decide to write her first book? A. People said her stories were good. B. Her pen friend persuaded her to do it. C. Her parents bought her a diary. 18. Why didn’t Sally’s dad want her to send her book to a publisher? A. He didn’t think the book was good. B. He didn’t like the book very much. C. He didn’t want her to get sad. 19. What kind of company did Sally send her book to? A. One that published books of a similar type. B. One that only published books on the Internet. C. One that published her favorite stories. 20. How did Sally’s mum feel after she got the company’s phone? A. Extremely surprised. B. Very excited. C. Anxious about the future. 第二部分 英语知识运用 (共两节,满分35分) 第一节:单项填空(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 从A、B、C和D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项, 并在答题纸上将该选项 标号涂黑。 21. President Obama called Mandela ______ ―personal hero‖ while he was on _____ visit to South Africa in July, 2013. A. a; a B. the; the C. the; a D. a; the 22. It’s a great _______ for a person to be able to speak fluent English when he is seeking a job. A. chance B. benefit C. advantage D. fortune 23. The book tells stories of the flooding brought by Typhoon Fitow through the eyes of those
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_______lives were affected. A. whose B. who C. which D. that 24. It’s so nice to hear from her. ______, we last met more than thirty years ago. A. What’s more B. That’s to say C. In other words D. Believe it or not 25. I’m familiar with you because your name ____ in our yesterday’s conversation many times. A. talked about B. referred to C. came up D. pointed out 26. Thank you for your beautiful scarf. That’s _______ what I need in such a cold winter. A. exactly B. finally C. luckily D. honestly 27. I turned over the Chinese vase by accident while I cleaned the desk and now it is _________. A. in turn B. in pieces C. in ruins D. in trouble 28. Though buried in the ruins for about 70 hours after the earthquake, with great luck, the man managed to ________. A. recover B. exist C. survive D. rescue 29. On Oct. 29, the famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang was named as United Nations Messenger of Peace, _________ means he will help promote(促进) global education. A. which B. what C. that D. it 30. You will never guess ______ when she found herself ranked first in the competition. A. how she was excited B. how excited she was C. she was how excited D. how excited was she 31. His ________ was so strong that I couldn’t understand a word he was saying. A. noise B. voice C. accent D. sound 32. I have ________ my husband again and again not to smoke, but he won’t listen. A. persuaded B. advised C. suggested D. mentioned 33. More than 100 students in that school_________ abroad for further study so far. A. are sent B. were sent C. had been sent D. have been sent 34. _______ is no doubt that the world is being smaller, due to the technological advances made by the computer. A. It B. There C. That D. This 35. –Thank you for picking me up from the supermarket! – _________. A. With pleasure B. None of your business C. There’s nothing in it D. Think nothing of it 第二节:完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1 分;满分 20 分) 阅读下面短文,掌握其大意, 然后从 36~55 各题所给的四个选项 (A、B、C和D) 中,选 出最佳选项,并在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。 A strong wind was blowing hard, thunder could be heard, and lightning flashed 36 the dark sky. Rain was pouring down;it looked 37 heaven had been broken open. Gleams of light(微弱的闪光) appeared from 38 of faraway houses, shining like jewels in all the dark. A 39 woman dressed in rags(衣衫褴褛) and trembling with cold was 40 on a lonely road, while the merciless rain was 41 her without stop. She knocked at a door, and a 42 answered it. She begged him to let her stay a while 43 . The boy 44 let her into the sitting room and leave her sitting by the fire. The woman appeared old and tired under the bright electric light, 45 she was only in
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her early thirties. She sat 46 for a moment, and then her eyes began to look about the 47 . When her eyes rested on the picture of a young man, she 48 up, looking thunderstruck. Just then, the boy came with his 49 . The man at once recognized the woman as his wife. They had 50 touch with each other during the war, 51 he thought he had lost her forever. 52 words needed to be spoken. They ran into each other’s arms 53 the boy stared at them,puzzled. The storm was over and the sky cleared.Feeling very 54 , the couple stood face to face with their child between them, watching the rain as it gradually 55 . 36.A.into B.below C.across D.through 37.A.only if B.as if C.what if D.even if 38.A.doors B.roofs C.walls D.windows 39.A.poor B.pretty C.ugly D.rich 40.A.crying B.wandering C.struggling D.wondering 41.A.striking B.beating C.hitting D.flowing 42.A.boy B.girl C.man D.woman 43. A.near B.out C.outside D.inside 44.A.first B.then C.now D.last 45.A.because B.so C.though D.however 46.A.still B.thirsty C.hungry D.straight 47.A.picture B.fire C.room D.house 48.A.looked B.came C.picked D.stood 49.A.brother B.father C.sister D.mother 50.A.made B.got C.kept D.lost 51.A.who B.which C.but D.and 52.A.Some B.Not C.No D.Many 53.A.while B.as C.when D.since 54.A.happy B.disappointed C.sorry D.calm 55.A.began B.stopped C.ended D.finished 第三部分 阅读理解(第一节 15 小题,第二节 5 小题;每小题 2 分, 满分 40 分) 第一节:阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项 (A、B、C和D) 中,选出最佳选项, 并在 答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。 A I arrived late one night on a business trip, so I decided to have dinner in the hotel I stayed in. As I was finishing my meal, an elderly couple came in. They were holding hands and had lovely smiles on their faces. They sat three tables from me. I was amazed at the love they showed for each other. It stuck me because it was shortly after ending a 20-year marriage and I still had pain in my heart. My waiter was also their waiter. As I paid my bill, I asked what their bill was. He told me, and I gave him $40 to pay their bill. He asked if I knew them and I told him ―No, I just wanted to repay them for the love that they were showing to each other,‖ and then I left. The next day I entered the restaurant again. After I had been seated, the waiter who served me the night before told me that the strangest thing happened after I left the restaurant. When the
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elderly couple went to pay for their meal, they were told that it had been paid. The waiter just told them what I said. They were amazed. They looked around, asked for the bill of two young couples who were seated together, paid their bill and left. I smiled and ordered my meal. About 45 minutes later, I finished my meal and was about to head out, but my waiter was nowhere to be found. I explained to the hostess that I needed to pay for my meal and hurry to the airport. She smiled and explained that I would not have to pay, because she felt she should pay for my bill because of the joy brought to the faces of the elderly couple and the amazement of the young couples. When I told her that they didn’t have to do that, she said with a smile ―Love creates Love.‖ 56. From the first paragraph we know the writer must feel __________. A. pleased B. worried C. sad D. nervous 57. The elderly couple paid the bill of the two young couples because they __________. A. knew the two young couples B. were happy to pass the love they got C. were always ready to help poor people D. wanted to invite the young people to the meal 58. The writer’s purpose of writing the passage is to __________. A. suggest true love never dies B. share an interesting experience C. encourage us to help people in need D. prove a show of love really makes a difference B Siri. The intelligent assistant that helps you get things done. All you have to do is ask. Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone 4S. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: ―Do I need an umbrella?‖ or ―Where’s the closest ATM?‖ Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean. It figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer. Then, just like a personal assistant, it answers you. Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more. How much more? Just ask, and Siri tells you that, too. Dual-core A5 chip: the most powerful iPhone ever. Two cores in the A5 chip provide up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics. And you’ll feel the effects. iPhone 4S is quick and responsive, which makes all the difference when you’re launching apps, surfing the web, gaming, an doing just about everything. And no matter what you’re doing, you can keep on doing it. Because the A5 chip is so power-efficient, iPhone 4S has outstanding battery life. FaceTime. It’s even better face-to-face. FaceTime of iPhone 4S lets you hear a voice and see the face that goes with it—iPhone to iPhone, iPad 2, iPod touch, or Mac over Wi-Fi. So no matter where they are, no matter where you are, you’ll always be there. Making a FaceTime call is just as easy as making a phone call. And it’s even easier with Siri. Just tell Siri ―FaceTime with Mom‖ and you show up, smile and wave hello. You’ll never miss a big event, an important meeting or a good laugh. And who wouldn’t be happy to see your face? 59. The passage is mainly about __________. A. how to use iPhone 4S B. some models of iPhone 4S
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C. some special uses of iPhone 4S D. how to understand some pictures 60. What is special about Siri? A. It can take photos. B. It can make videos. C. It can write messages. D. It can answer questions. 61. Which of the following helps iPhone 4S to perform fast?

A. B. C. D. 62. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about FaceTime? A. It can be used together with Siri. B. It allows you to see the other person’s face. C. It allows you to hear the other person’s voice. D. It can only be used between iPhone and iPhone. C There is no question that fewer teenagers are on the roads in the US. In 1978, 50% of 16-year-olds had got their first driving licence. In 2008, according to the US Transportation Department, it was just 30%. The number of those aged 19 and under with driving licences has also been declining since 1978, when 11, 989, 000 had licence. In 2010, it was 9, 932, 441, or 4.1% of American drivers. In the UK, 683, 273 teenagers have driving licences- just 1.85% of total licence holders, according to Department of Transport figures from September 2010. But the decline in the US may have more to do with tougher tests and the introduction of the new rule in many states, which force drivers aged under 16 to be with licensed drivers of 21 years and older when driving. In recent years, the annual number of journeys being made by American drivers of all ages has declined clearly for the first time ever. Car use began falling in 2007, when average petrol prices almost doubled to $4.12 a gallon, and the economy became worse. But there are signs that it is getting back to normal and American remains a country on wheels. It has a higher number of cars per head of population than any other country in the world. ―Cars will always be a popular means of transportation in America. You have to take into consideration some places don’t have access to public transportation. Cars are the only way some people can get around,‖ says Kristin Nevels. This makes driving necessary in some rural states, where about twice as many teenagers are on the road than in big cities. 63. The underlined word ―declining‖ in the second paragraph most probably means ―__________‖. A. rising B. dropping C. improving D. holding 64. In recent years cars are used less than before mainly because of __________. A. traffic jams B. harder tests C. expensive petrol D. worst economy 65. We can learn from the last paragraph that Kristin Nevels __________. A. doubts the popularity of the car use in the future. B. thinks American people can not live without cars. C. holds confident attitude to the cars’ future in America. D. believes America should build up its public transportation. 66. What can be inferred from the text?
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A. The UK has more teenager drivers than the US. B. A 15-year-old boy cannot drive alone in the US. C. The US has very developed bus transportation system. D. Big cities have more teenager drivers than rural areas in the US. D Jerry Morris died on 28 October 2009. He was 99 years old. You have probably never heard of him. He was a professor of public health. More than 50 years ago he produced one of the most famous epidemiological (流行病学) papers of the 20th century. His study showed that bus conductors were much less likely to die of heart disease than bus drivers. Why? Because the conductors spent their working day walking. It seems obvious now but in the middle of the last century doctors were puzzled by the rising numbers of people who got heart diseases. Jerry Morris found one of the main causes: a sedentary (久坐不动的) lifestyle. He started exercising for a few minutes each day and lived until his 100th year. If you wish to protect your heart, you have to do more than wander in the garden. The exercise needs to be reasonable. Jogging is not for everyone and a round trip to the gym takes a couple of hours, plus the monthly membership fee is only good value if you visit regularly. The answer is simple: walk. A half-hour purposeful walk five times a week will lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Older people sometimes feel they have left it too late. But it is never too late to start and there are no upper age limits. Start gently. Take your time: a 15-minute flat walk in the nearest park, four or five times a week. Within a month or so, you are already beginning to protect your heart. Build the walks up. When you can comfortably walk for half an hour in the park, go further: try following rivers and canals. Regular walkers have their own natural gymnasium. There is no membership fee, just some of the finest scenery in the world. Great Britain is the walker’s gym. When you have followed the rivers and canals, and are enjoying walking for a couple of hours, head for the coast. Once again, build it up slowly. When you are comfortable with long coastal walks, you can think of our national parks. 67. Jerry Morris is mentioned in the first paragraph mainly to __________. A. make his epidemiological message known to the public B. praise his research into ways of improving public health C. introduce the topic of doing exercise and keeping healthy D. give an example of a person who lives a healthy and long life 68. We can learn from the passage that __________. A. bus conductors are more likely to die of heart disease than bus drivers. B. doctors in the 1950s knew why heart diseases kept happening to people. C. walking is better than doing sports in a gym because it saves time and money. D. British people love walking because they have free gymnasium with finest scenery. 69. What suggestion does the writer give about walking? A. Parks are the best place for walking. B. Starters should not push themselves too hard. C. A two-quarter walk a day is suitable for starters. D. People of old age might not be fit enough to start walking. 70. What might be the best title for this passage?
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A. Long Life Comes from Walking B. Walking Helps Cure Heart Disease C. A Walk a Day Keeps the Doctors away D. An Hour’s Walk in Nature is Worth Two in the Gym 第二节:根据短文内容,从 A-F 选项中选出能概括每段主题的最佳选项,并在答题纸上将 该选项标号涂黑。选项中有一项是多余项。 A. Be yourself. B. Be humorous. C. Have a big heart. D. Don’t try to be popular. E. Reduce your sense of your own value. F. Think of others more than yourself. Secrets of Being Popular To be honest, most people liked to be respected and admired by other people. These are some suggestions which can help you win popularity naturally: 71. __________ It is a big mistake try to be liked by all people. When you want to impress other people and please them, it is impossible to avoid insincere praise. This will impress people for a short time, but it can not be continued for a long time. You have to base friendship on being your natural self and avoid always trying to win other people’s respect and admiration. 72. __________ People appreciate those who are considerate of others. If you only talk about yourself and your achievements, people will try to avoid you. People naturally respect those who are willing to spend time listening to others. Only when we put other people’s needs before our own can we become well received by them. 73. __________ There is no need to pretend to be someone you are actually not. If you are satisfied with who you are, you will allow your natural qualities to be noticed by other people, and this is what will naturally attract them. All real happiness and success come from inside. Besides, people will like you only when you accept yourself. 74. __________ Learn to be generous and forgiving when you deal with other people. Forget their small mistakes, but appreciate their good points. If you go out of your way to appreciate the good qualities of others, then people will begin to like your generous spirit and be friendly with you. 75. __________ Some people try to impress people by appearing to be wise and talking all about their own achievements. But when you enlarge your sense of your own value, you only increase your popularity with yourself. If you really do good things, there is no need for you to make your wonderful performance known to the public yourself. Others will do it for you. Ⅱ卷(非选择题部分:共 45 分) 第三部分:写作(共三节,满分 45 分)
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第一节:改写后的课文内容填空(共 10 个空,每空 1 分,满分 10 分) The Amber Room was first designed as a palace for Frederick I. When first finished, it was in the f (76) style and was d (77) with gold and jewels. Then the next king of Prussia, Frederick William I, gave it to Peter the Great as a gift. In r (78), he was given a troop of soldiers. The room s (79) as a small reception hall at that time. After that, Catherine II, asked her artists to add more d (80) to the Amber Room, which made it one of the w (81) of the world. Later, the Amber Room b (82) to Katherine was missing and it was said to have been stolen by German Nazi. However, what happened to the Amber Room remains a m (83). Recently, the Amber Room has been r (84) by the artists by studying old photos of the former one. It was made to c (85) the 300th birthday of the city of St Petersburg. 第二节:短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 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(∧) ,并在下面加上该加的词。 删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。 修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写上修改后的词。 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。 This summer holiday, which I’m looking forward for, is coming. What great fun that it is to go fishing! Play football is one of my hobby. I can ride my bike, climb high mountains, and go swimming. Sometimes I can play chess with your grandfather. How interested my holiday will be! But my father was always afraid I might be hurt: drop from water, fall off a tree, hurt by a truck or something. But if I’m careless enough, how will these things happen? I must try best to persuade him.

第三节:书面表达(满分 25 分) 现在,许多中学生做作业时经常上网搜索答案, 《21 世纪报》就此话题展开征文比赛, 请你根据以下表格内容写一篇英语文章,向报社投稿。 1. Reasons pressure; homework… 2. Advantages save time; solve problems… 3. Disadvantages lose the ability; … 4. Opinions and suggestions … 注意:1.内容应包括表格中列出的要点;可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯; 2.词数 100 左右; 3.开头已经给出,不计入总词数。 Nowadays, many students often go on line to search for answers to their homework. _______ _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
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宁波市 2013 学年第一学期高一英语期末试题参考答案 第一部分 听力 (共二节,满分 30 分;每题 1.5 分) 1-5 CACBC 6-10 ABACB 11-15 BCABA 第二部分 英语知识运用 (共二节,满分 35 分) 第一节 单项选择 ( 15 分,每题 1 分) 21-25 ACADC 26-30 ABCAB 31-35 CBDBD 第二节 完形填空 (20 分,每题 1 分) 36-40 CBDAC 41-45 BADBC 46-50 ACDBD 第三部分(共二节,满分 40 分) 第一节 阅读理解 ( 30 分,每题 2 分)

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51-55 DCAAB

56-58 CBD 59-62 CDBD 63-66 BCCB 67-70 CCBC 第二节 任务型阅读 ( 10 分,每题 2 分) 71-75 DFACE 第四部分 写作(共三节,满分45分) 第一节 改写后的课文内容填空 (共10个空,每空1分,满分10分) 76. fancy 77. decorated 78. return 79. served 80. details 81. wonders 82. belonging 83. mystery 84. rebuilt 85. celebrate 第二节(10 分,每小题 1 分) This summer holiday, which I’m looking forward for, is coming. What great fun that to it is to go fishing! Play football is one of my hobby. I can ride my bike, climb high mountains, playing hobbies and go swimming. Sometimes I can play chess with your grandfather. How interested my my interesting holiday will be! But my father was always afraid I might be hurt: drop from water, fall off a is into tree , hurt by a truck or something. But if I’m careless enough, how will these things happen? careful I must try∧ best to persuade him. my 第三节(25 分)One possible version: Nowadays, many students often go on line to search for answers to their homework. That is because students are under heavy pressure of study and they have too much homework to do. Worse still, some of the problems are too difficult to solve. As a result, they turn to the Internet for help. There are advantages of searching for answers on the Internet. Most students find it convenient to surf the Internet for accurate answers, which saves them a lot of time and helps them solve
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difficult problems. However, this also brings some disadvantages. To start with, some students depend heavily on the Internet for answers. Besides, they may lose not only the ability to solve problems but also their interest in study. In my opinion, measures should be taken to solve the problem. For example, students should realize the importance of finishing homework independently and try to build up confidence in themselves. Meanwhile, they can communicate with their teachers, asking them to reduce the amount of homework. 听力原文: Text 1 W: Would you please help me set up my new TV after I get home? M: New TV? Sure. Please just give me a call when you get back home. Text 2 W: Did you finally find the way home when you were lost? M: I was so lucky to get help from a policeman. Text 3 W: Tom, I was told that your French dictionary was lost last week. M: Mine wasn’t, but Mike told me Bill’s was. Text 4 M: Excuse me. Could you tell me how much the tie is? W: Sure. Sixteen dollars for each. You may pay two dollars less for two. M: Well, I will take two. Text 5 M: What’ll you do with your cat when you leave for vacation? W: Well, I’m having Ken take care of it. Text 6 M: Hi, Mina! Good to see you again. W: Sorry, I’m late. I tried to take a short sleep after lunch, but I slept like a dog. M: That’s no problem. I was just shopping with Betty. W: I can’t stand this weather. Isn’t it hot today? M: Yes, it is! I’m not used to this hot weather. W: What are summers like in your hometown? M: Summers at my hometown are pretty nice, but winters are terrible. W: Is that so? Does it get really cold? M: Sometimes it gets as cold as -30℃. Text 7 M: Look, Jenny. I don’t understand what’s going on. You said your sister was arriving at 7:30 p.m. It’s 8:30 now. W: I’m sorry, Mike. I don’t understand either. Here’s Helena’s telegram. Have a look at it. M: Arriving Heathrow Tuesday 7: 30 p.m. Can’t wait to see you? Can’t wait to see you? Hmmm? I can’t wait to see her. Jenny, where’s she coming from? What airline is she traveling on? What’s the flight number? W: I don’t know, do you? This telegram is the only information I have. M: Never mind, Jenny. Let’s have a coffee. We can sit down and think about the best thing to do.
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Text 8 W: Hello, George? This is Jenny. We met at a party a few weeks back. M: Oh yes, Jenny. How is it going? W: Really well. Sales are good. I made a lot of new friends playing badminton. And I wanted to thank you for your help. M: Not at all. Your magazine must be good. You’ll have to send me one. W: Of course, I’d love to. But that’s not why I called. I heard from your secretary that you play golf. And I’m playing golf on Saturday at the Green Bay Club. Would you like to come? It starts at one. M: Great! I’d love to come. W: Shall we meet for an early lunch in the clubhouse before we start? Say 11:30? M: Excellent. I’ll see you there then. Text 9 W: Hi, Josh. M: Hi, Sophie. Thanks for coming. W: So what’s it like being a waiter? M: It’s OK. There are a lot of good things about working here. W: You mean like meeting girls and talking to them all day? M: Yes, it’s tough, but somebody has to do it! W: Are all the customers friendly? M: Most of them are. And I’m getting pretty good at dealing with problem customers. W: I’m interested in earning a little extra money. Is there any chance of getting a job there? M: You’d better ask Carly. She’s the manager. Look. She’s over there. W: Do you get good tips? M: Yes, usually. But I’m fed up with having to get up early on Saturdays. In fact, I got in trouble for being late on my first day, but I’ve been on time since then. Anyway, what are you having? W: What do you recommend? Text 10 M: Sally Myers is a thirteen-year-old writer whose first book was published last year. Sally, tell us about the book. W: Well, I loved writing. I had a diary for a couple of years. I wrote about my day, poems and stories. But I never showed people what I wrote. Then, because my pen friend was moving to a new city with her family — just like I’d done the year before — I wrote down some advice for her — things which had helped me. She thought it was great and said I should write a little book about it for other children. So I did. I only showed it to my dad after it was finished. He thought it was good, but he tried to stop me sending it to any publishers. He thought I’d feel disappointed if they didn’t like it. So, I sent it to just one company to see what they’d say. I did a search on the Internet and found that only a few publishers published this kind of book. I just e-mailed one of them the book. The next morning my parents got a phone call from them. They wanted to publish mine. Mum was really calm and businesslike on the phone, but as soon as she put it down she was like jumping up and down with excitement. She’d told me that this kind of thing just never happened, and I’d believed her, so I was too shocked to feel anything at first. Then my dad started worrying about what would happen in the future. But everything was OK in the end. My next book’s going to be about moving from primary school
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to secondary school, and I believe it will help many children a lot.

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