淮安市 2014—2015 学年度第二学期期末高二调研测试 英语试题
说明：1. 本试卷共 12 页，满分 120 分，考试时间 120 分钟。 2. 在答题纸的密封线内填写学校、班级、姓名、考号等，密封线内不要答题。 3. 请将所有答案均按照题号填涂或填写在答题卡/纸相应的答题处，否则不得分 第一部分：听力(共两节，满分 20 分) 做题时，先将答案标在试卷上。录音内
容结束后，你将有两分钟时间将试卷上的答案 转涂到答题卡上。 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. Where will the woman go first? A. To the beach. B. To the bank. C. To the bathroom. 2. What does the woman mean? A. The man forgot to do his hair. B. The man forgot to put on a tie. C. The man is wearing clothes that don’t match. 3. How does the woman probably feel? A. Annoyed. B. Hungry. C. Excited. 4. Why didn’t the man answer the phone? A. He lost it. B. He didn’t hear it. C. His phone ran out of power. 5. Who did the woman want to call? A. James. B. Drake. C. Daniel. 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 does the man order? A. Hot dogs and fries. B. Burgers and fries. C. Sandwiches and sodas. 7. How much does the man give the woman as a tip? A. Three dollars. B. Two dollars. C. One dollar. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. Where are the speakers? A. In a car. B. On a boat. C. On a motorcycle.
9. What is the woman doing? A. Looking at a paper map. B. Trying to find a website. C. Using a phone to give directions. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. What does the man like about YouTube? A. Watching funny home videos. B. Learning about the special TV channels. C. Putting his own videos on the website. 11. What kind of meals do the guys make in Epic Meal Time (《超级开饭时间》 )? A. Low fat meals. B. Unhealthy meals. C. Vegetarian meals. 12. What happens to the meals in the end? A. They are tasted by the audience. B. They are given to the homeless. C. They are eaten by the cooks and their friends. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. Their vets. B. Money spent on pets. C. Ways to buy dogs’ medicines. 14. What is the man’s dog’s name? A. Brett. B. Fargo. C. Ferguson. 15. What doesn’t the woman like about her vet? A. The limited services. B. The prices her vet charged. C. The difficulty of getting an appointment. 16. What isn’t one of the man’s suggestions? A. Going to his vet. B. Looking online. C. Going to a special pet store. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. When will the fire arrive close to Lakewood? A. By six o’clock in the evening. B. By five o’clock in the evening. C. By six o’clock in the morning. 18. Where shouldn’t residents go to escape the fire? A. Springfield. B. Western Hill. C. Point Cabina Station. 19. How long will it take residents to reach the safe zone? A. Less than ten minutes. B. Less than twenty minutes. C. Less than thirty minutes. 20. What are residents advised to do before they leave? A. Leave all pets behind. B. Stay calm and do not panic.
C. Tell the state police where they are going. 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 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. The CCTV show Chinese Characters Dictation Competition has taken the country by storm, which is partly designed to arouse people’s _______ in the Chinese language. A. responsibility B. enthusiasm C. significance D. disappointment 22. I believe his design is _______ for it’s completely different from others’. A. common B. reasonable C. practical D. original 23. —The scarf is nice, but the price is a little bit high. —________, but if you want good quality, you have to pay more. A. No wonder B. No doubt C. No offence D. No problem 24. While we may not be born with a natural talent, we can ______ for it with hard work. A. break up B. take up C. bring up D. make up 25. Today acupuncture has become popular round the world, ________ have other traditional Chinese medicines. A. so B. as C. while D. like 26.—Have you heard of Fleming’s brave deed? —Yes, the media have covered it. He saved a little boy from what _______ a sudden death last week. A. had been B. was C. could have been D. would be 27. There _______ nothing left in the fridge, Li Lei had to go to the supermarket to buy some food. A. is B. was C. were D. being 28. — After graduation, more senior students in the mainland are applying for admission to Hong Kong University. — _______. But studying in Hong Kong may cost more. A. Sounds reasonable B. That’s the case C. Not really D. I hope so 29. —How is your project coming along? — I _______ on it. It will be completed in two weeks. A. worked B. have worked C. have been working D. had worked 30. We make no restrictions on the kinds of films we show—_______ a film’s quality meets out standards, we include it. A. so that B. no matter how C. except that D. as long as 31. Bob was fired the other day because he failed to _______ the boss’s expectations. A. look up to B. live up to C. keep up with D. come up with 32. Disturbing news came to the victims _______ another earthquake happened in Nepal on May 12, 2015. A. that B. who C. where D. when
33. If you have got a suitable job, _______yourself to it and eventually you’ll succeed. A. do devote B. don’t devote C. devoting D. not devoting 34.______, the foreign student would like to study Chinese Kongfu in the future. A. If any B. If so C. If ever D. If possible 35.—I have been working at learning English for a month but I haven’t improved it much. —_______. Rome wasn’t built in a day. A. It’s up to you. B. It’s a deal. C. It all depends. D. Take your time. 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。 Anthony Robles grew up in Mesa and started wrestling when he was a freshman in high school. He did an interview with Tara Hitchcock to talk about his 36 and his newly won title. Born with no right leg, Robles said when he first started wrestling, his 37 were afraid they would hurt him. While some people might have 38 his decision to take on the sport, he said his family was a huge 39__ of support and encouragement. “They 40 me from a young age that I could do whatever I 41 my mind to, ” he said. While the physical aspects of the sport might seem to be the most 42 part for many athletes, at one 43 in his college career Robles said he realized he needed to be mentally 44 . After finishing seventh in a national match in his junior year, not nearly as well as he had hoped, he knew he had to do 45 . “I took a 46 from wrestling for a little while,” he said. “ I was burnt out. I let all the 47 get to me. I decided to walk away all summer. I didn’t wrestle. I just lifted weights. That really just helped me to mentally 48 to the sport ---- the sport that I love so much. Last week, Robles took part in his last college match. At the end of the match, he had 49 national champion, Matt McDonough, 7-1. Robles won the Championship. While some people have 50 the idea of going to the Olympics, the Arizona State University senior says his wrestling career is over. He’s ready for the next 51 in his life. I’ve had a 52 time with wrestling. I love the sport, but I think it’s time to move on. I’ve done 53 I set out to do. I can finish on top. I really want to be able to 54 now and help other people achieve things in their lives that others might say are 55 ,” he said. 36. A. difficulty B. hobby C. study D. career 37.A. friends B. relatives C. opponents D. colleagues
38. A. questioned B. followed C. approved D. persuaded 39.A. power B. cause C. source D. pleasure 40. A. forced B. taught C. corrected D. warned 41.A. designed B. prepared C. corrected D. set 42. A. obvious B. challenging C. interesting D. meaningful 43. A. point B. circle C. angle D. corned 44. A. clearer B. easier C. tougher D. better 45. A. anything B. nothing C. everything D. something 46. A. breathe B. break C. departure D. throw 47. A. pressure B. emotion C. energy D. worry 48. A. get down B. get away C. get back D. get over 49. A. struck B. threatened C. defeated D. protected 50. A. recognized B. suggested C. suspected D. explained 51. A. content B. passage C. paragraph D. chapter 52. A. great B. natural C. careful D. traditional 53. A. which B. that C. where D. what 54. A. turn over B. turn around C. show off D. pay off 55. A. disappointing B. ridiculous C. impossible D. impolite 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 Every month, Editorial Director Sara Nelson and the editors at Amazon.com look through hundreds of books to discover their favorite titles. Here’s what they chose for the best of the season. Fiction
We Are Water
Published by Harper Collins Written by Wally Lamb Another unputdownable （ 爱 不 释 手 的 ） doorstop of a novel—this one is about marriages and gay—from the beloved author of She’s Come Undone.
Help for the Haunted
Published by William Morrow Written by John Searles
Help for the Haunted is John Searles’ masterful thriller about a family that helps haunted souls. Tatiana
Published by Simon & Schuster Written by Martin Cruz Smith Remember Arkady Renko, the hero of Martin Cruz Smith’s Gorky Park? He’s back ? in Tatiana, an espionage extravaganza set in a Kremlinized Soviet state.
Published by Harper Written by Robert Dallek Another Kennedy book—but this one is erudite(博学的)and intelligent, published on the 50th anniversary of the assassination.
Five Days at Memorial
Published by Crown Written by Sheri Fink
Five Days at Memorial is Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s shocking look inside a hospital that barely weathered Hurricane Katrina. David and Goliath
Published by Little, Brown and Company Malcolm Gladwell About why it’s sometimes better to be a loser than a winner. Enough said. 56. What is the role of Editorial Director Sara Nelson and the editors at Amazon.com? A. To read hundreds of books every week in advance. B. To pick out and recommend the best of the season. C. To introduce the most popular novels to readers. D. To study the difference between fiction and nonfiction. 57. Which of the following is TRUE? A. William Morrow is the main character of the book Help for the Haunted. B. Camelot’s Court may get readers to understand Kennedy from a different angle. C. We Are Water is similar to Help for the Haunted which is about marriages and gay. D. Five Days at Memorial whose writer is a Pulitzer Prize winner is published by Harper. 58. If you aren’t good at your academic performance and feel depressed recently, you can choose _______ to read. A. Help for the Haunted B. Tatiana C. Five Days at Memorial D. David and Goliath B A credit card that won’t work unless its owner’s voice is heard may become an important weapon in the fight against economic fraud(欺诈). The card using a built-in voice-recognition chip requires users to give a spoken password that it recognizes. The idea is to prevent thieves from using a stolen card to buy goods online. A model built by engineers in California packs a microphone, a loudspeaker, a battery and a voice-recognition chip into a standard-sized credit card. The card
is the length and width of an ordinary credit card but about three times as thick. The company now plans to make it thinner. The voice card is based on an earlier Beep card technology designed to prevent fraud in online deals. The Beep card has no microphone, but has a built-in loudspeaker to utter an audible (听得见的) ID signal by a computer’s microphone to an online server(服务器). By confirming that signal matches the information in the card, the server can make sure that the user is not simply keying in a credit card number but actually has the card in his hand. The ID code, which only the server knows, changes each time the card is used. This prevents fraudsters recording the beeps, noting the card details and then playing back the audible ID when they key in the details later. But this earlier Beep card technology cannot prevent illegal use of stolen cards. The new voice card can. The new voice card doesn’t identify itself by its ID until it has confirmed the real user’s spoken password. Thieves will be unable to use the card because even if they knew the password they would have to be able to copy the owner’s voice with a high degree of accuracy. The challenge for Beep card has been to develop voice-recognition and audio circuitry(声音电路). The voice-recognition credit is powered by a mini battery. To extend batter life, the electronics have only to be switched on when the card is being used. Pressing a button on the card’s surface allows one to hear a female voice saying, “Say your password.” If the voice-recognition software proves that the password is real, it sends its ID, which the server then identifies, allowing the deal to continue. 59. Why is the voice credit an important innovation? A. It is cheap to make and buy. B. It can leave voice messages. C. It makes online shopping easy. D. It makes fraud more difficult. 60.What is the problem with the model card? A. It is too large. B. It is too thick. C. It can’t be used online. D. It has no loudspeaker. 61.Which of the following about the earlier card is TRUE? A. Its owner can change the ID code at will. B. Its user needn’t key in the credit card number. C. It can record its user’s spoken password. D. It can be used by someone who has stolen it. 62. What can we infer from the last paragraph? A. Further improvement should be made to extend battery life. B. Only female voice passwords can be recognized by the card. C. There are no limits to the use of the card. D. Female customers will like using it. C Creative conservationist (环保者) Asher Jay is a designer, artist, writer, and activist who is trying to save the world’s most threatened wildlife with an unusual weapon: Art. “Today we need everyone’s involvement, not just core conservationists,” says
Jay. “ People with no previous interest in conservation tune in to my messages because they engage with my work aesthetically. It starts as an interest in art for art’s sake and ends with making lifestyle changes.” The New York-based artist has become a visual voice for a range of environmental causes. In Africa, screen savers glow with Jay’s graphics of a Poached rhino horn dripping with blood. Jay’s cartoons of elephants killed for their tusks have been shown in New York’s Times Square, wild other works have spread worldwide on social media. “The right image can overcome language and cultural barriers, connecting with people on a non-verbal, emotional level,” she says. “It all starts with making an emotional impression on one person. Only then will someone change habits, speak out, or donate.” In recent years, much of Jay’s best known work has focused on the illegal ivory trade. In 2012, she created a silk screen print, showing a stark image of an elephant’s head silhouetted in black, dripping with red blood, and accented by a tusk decorated with images of elephants’ families. “Every tusk costs a life,” said accompanying text. “Stop poaching.” “I wanted to visualize the scale and brutality of the crisis and use art to tell the blood ivory story,” she says. "Every year, 35,000 elephants are slaughtered; that’s one every 15 minutes.” “Two-thirds of Africa’s elephants have been killed for tusks in the last 35 years. If this continues, experts predict elephants in the wild will be extinct in less than ten years.” Much of Jay’s work around poaching aims simply to correct a widespread misunderstanding. “Many people think an elephant’s tusk or a rhino’s horn simply falls off, like losing a tooth. My goal,” she says, “is to make them understand that elephants die painful deaths, because they are alive and conscious as poachers cut out their tusks.” 63. What does the underlined word, “poached”, in the third paragraph probably mean? A. Broken optionally B. Incidentally decayed C. Taken illegally D. Repaired carelessly 64. What can we learn from the last paragraph? A. More and more people care about wild animals now. B. Wild animals will be extinct in less than ten years. C. Jay wants people to stop buying ivory products. D. Jay’s works show the pain of elephants that are poached. 65. What is this passage mainly about? A. An artist’s animal work aims to stop animal slaughter. B. The risk of extinction for wild animals in Jay’s works. C. A new way to stop illegal trade designed by an artist. D. How people hunt and abuse wild animals. 66. What does Jay say about the effect of art?
is a visual voice for animal protection. needs words to illustrate its meaning. can help more money to be donated to people in need. makes an emotional impression on people. D After my sixth voyage I was quite determined that I would never go to sea. One early spring day, however, I was brought to see the Caliph. He said, “Sindbad, I have chosen you to deliver a letter and a gift to the King of Serendib in return for his message of friendship." The Caliph's commandment fell upon me like a thunderbolt(晴天霹雳). “Your Majesty," I answered, "I am ready to do all that your Majesty commands, but I have made a promise never again to leave Baghdad." "I admit," said he, "that you have indeed had some extraordinary experiences, but I do not see why they should prevent you from doing as I wish. You have only to go straight to Serendib and give my message, and come back as you will." At last, I agreed. The Caliph was delighted and gave me a thousand sequins (gold coins) for the expenses of the voyage. Soon I sailed quickly and safely to Serendib after a nearly 30–day voyage where I was well received, and brought into the presence of the king. I displayed the Caliph's gifts: a bed which cost a thousand sequins, and more beds of different fashion. The King received the assurance of the Caliph's friendliness with satisfaction. Since my task was accomplished, I was anxious to depart. The king dismissed me with many presents, and I left immediately on the end day of May. On the fifth day we suffered from pirates(海盗) who killed some of us and made the rest prisoners of whom I was one. On a distant island they sold us for slaves. I fell into the hands of a rich merchant. The merchant asked me to shoot elephants in the forest. When he left, he said, “When you have succeeded in killing one come and tell me." So saying, he gave me a supply of food and returned to the town. I settled myself in the tree and kept watching. The next morning I saw a large group of elephants passing by. I shot one to death and run back to tell my master of my success, for which I was praised and regaled(宴请，款待) with good things. Then we went back to bury the elephant I had killed, in order that when it became a skeleton my master might return and keep its tusks safely. I hunted for two months. One morning as I watched the coming of the elephants which paused instead of passing the tree, trumpeting(嚎叫，吼叫) horribly. I was terrified. The largest of the animals brought me to the ground .I thought now that my last hour was surely come; but the huge creature, picking me up gently enough; set me upon its back, then turned into the forest. After what seemed a long time to me, I was standing on a great hill where there was filled with bones and tusks of elephants which are more than I could carry away in a lifetime. I run to my master's house, and was received by him with joyful surprise. He asked me what had happened to me and why I was still alive. I soon satisfied his curiosity, and the next day we went together to the Ivory Hill, and he was overjoyed
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to find as many tusks. He said, "My brother, these wild elephants have killed numbers of our slaves every year. You alone have escaped; therefore you must be under the special protection of Heaven. You deserve your liberty, and I will give you a fortune." I only asked liberty to return to my own country "Well," he answered, "the monsoon will soon bring the ivory ships here, and then I will send you on your way." So I stayed with him till the time of the monsoon. When the ships at last arrived, my master put on board for me a great store of supply, also lots of ivory, and said me goodbye. I left without feeling at ease upon the sea after what had happened. I sold my ivory and bought many expensive presents. I joined a traveling team of merchants. Our journey was long and boring, but gradually, I did not to fear storms, or pirates, or any of the other dangers. When the fall wind came blowing, we reached Baghdad. I brought myself to the Caliph and told him everything about my experience. My story was written in letters of gold, and laid up among his treasures. I took my leave of him, well satisfied with the honors and rewards he gave me; and since that time I have rested from my labors, and given myself up wholly to my family and my friends. 67. According to the passage, we can infer that _______. A. It was most probably Sindbad’s sixth journey in Europe B. It was most probably Sinbad’s last voyage on sea C. It was on the 4th day that Sindbad was caught by pirates D. It was on the sixth day thatSindbad freed from the pirates 68. How do you understand the sentence I soon satisfied his curiosity in paragraph 10? A. Sindbad was satisfied with his owner. B. Sindbad made his owner satisfied. C. Sinbad shared his story with his owner. D.Sindbad’s owner was satisfied with him. 69.Which of following is TRUE when the owner gave Sindbad joyful surprise? _______ A. The owner was glad to see him alive back. B. Sibdbad came back too late after hunting. C. Sindbad came back with a dead elephant. D. The owner had already killed the elephants. 70. How long did Sindbad’ s last voyage last ? _______ A. About 30days B. About 150 days C. About 180 days D. About 120 days 第四部分：任务型阅读(共 10 小题；每小题 l 分，满分 l0 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。 One of the most common problems in our daily life is procrastination. We know what we want to do and should do. But we still end up spending hours upon hours doing “easier” work or escaping via TV, blogs or music. So what can you do? Here are some tips to help you stop procrastinating and
start living your life more fully. Stop thinking and start doing. A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. A lot of planning and thinking tends to have the opposite effect. You think and think and try to come up with “the perfect plan”. A plan where you don’t have to make mistakes, where you will never be rejected, where there will be no pain or difficulties. Such a thing does not exist. But as long as you work on that plan you can protect yourself. Just take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole staircase—just take the first step. When you start to look far into the future, any tasks or project can seem close to impossible. And so you shut down because you become overwhelmed and start surfing the Internet aimlessly instead. Start with the hardest task of your day. Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. Whatever it may be, make it the first thing you do. If you start your day this way you will feel relieved. And the rest of the day — and your to-do list — tends to feel a lot lighter and easier to get through. Just make a decision. Any decision. We feel bad when we sit on our hands and don’t take action, because it’s unnatural. The natural thing is to be a decisive human and take action. What you do always sends signals back to you about who you’re. Say to yourself that your confidence can help you. When you procrastinate you lower your self-esteem and send signals back to yourself that you are an indecisive person. Face the fear. Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. It’s harder to just take action. To risk looking like a fool. To make mistakes stumble and not avoid that pain. To take responsibility for your own life. Finish it. Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they have started. Not taking the first step to start accomplishing something can make you feel bad. But not finishing what you have started can also leave you in a sort of negative fear. If that is the case, go over the tasks and projects that you are currently involved in. Is there something that you know you want to finish, but haven’t yet done so? Try to finish it as soon as you can, and you will start to feel a whole lot better. Just be careful. Don't think you have to finish everything you have started. A common▲ : The(71) “Procrastination” (71) ▲ in daily life: “Procrastination” In spite of (72) ▲ what we want to do and should do, we still choose to spend hours on TV, blogs or music. Stop thinking and start doing. Don’t try to make the the plan plan where where you you don't’ don't have to make mistakes, will never be rejected or have
第五部分 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假如你是李华，请根据下图反映的现象围绕“拒为低头族”(stop phubbing)这个话 题写一篇 150 词左右的英语短文。
(词汇来源:phubbing= phone(手机) + snubbing(snub 冷落的进行时态)
内容包括： 1.你身边有“低头族”吗？他们的表现； 2.“低头族”给学习和生活带来的影响； 3.就如何“拒为低头族”提 1-2 点建议。 要求： 1.文章开头已给出，不计入总词数； 2.可以使用亲身经历或虚构的故事； 3.文中不得出现真实姓名和学校名称。
Nowadays, many people are addicted to their phones.
2014—2015 学年度高二调研测试 英语试题参考答案和听力原文 一．听力 (共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分) 1-5 CCACA 21-25 B D C D B 36-40 DCACB 56-60 BBDDB 71. problem 75. future 6-10 BAACA 26-30 C D B C D 41-45 DBACD 61-65 DACDA 72. knowing 76. easier 11-15 BCCBB 16-20 AABCB 二.单项填空 (共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分) 31-35 B A A D D 46-50 BACCB 66-70 DBCAC 73. Methods/Ways/How 77. confident 74. carry 78. lower 51-55 DADBC 三.完形填空 (共 20 小题；每小题 1 分, 满分 20 分) 四.阅读理解 (共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分) 五.任务阅读 （共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分)
79. responsible 80. completed/finished/fulfilled 六．书面表达 （共 1 小题；满分 25 分） Nowadays, many people are addicted to their phones. They look at their phones everywhere all the time, ignoring the people around them. In recent years, many activities have been organized to appeal to people to stop phubbing. There is a lot of phubbing around me. My cousin likes playing with mobile phones very much. He can’t stop sending text messages, surfing the Internet, playing mobile games and even taking photos with mobile phones. However, phubbing disturbs not only our studies, but also our life. Phubbing, whether playing phone games or sending text message, particularly in class or at work, is a big waste of time. What’s more, it can lead to health problems. For instance, using a mobile phone too much can cause eyes or back and neck pain. In my opinion, it is high time we threw away our phones and raise our heads. We should do more exercise and take part in real-life activities. Only when we use phones reasonably can we lead a happy life.
录音原文 Text 1 M: Hey, Joanne. What’s up? Are you heading to the beach, too? W: I’m trying to get there as fast as I can. I need to deposit some money at the bank and mail some letters at the post office. But first, I’ve really got to find a ladies’ room! Text 2 W: Have you looked in the mirror today? M: Uh, not since I woke up this morning? Why? Did I forget to do my hair or
something? W: Well, let’s just say that green ties and pink shirts don’t really mix? Text 3 M: I’m starving! What have you got to eat around here? W: Um, not much. I really wasn’t expecting anyone over, so? M: All you have in here is some salad and one of those health drinks that only girls drink? W: Look. I don’t show up at your door without calling and criticize your food, do I? Text 4 W: Do you have any idea what time it is now? Have you ever heard your phone? M: I’m sorry. But my phone ran out of power. I got back here as fast as I could because I knew you’d be worried. Text 5 W: Hi, James! It’s me, Diane. Oh, I’m so glad I caught you. I was just talking to Drake, and? M: I’m sorry. But I think you dialed the wrong number. My name is Daniel. Text 6 W: Hi, welcome to Burger Palace. Can I take your order, please? M: Yeah. Two bacon cheeseburgers and two orders of fries, please. W: All right. Would you like anything to drink with that? M: No, thanks. We’ve got sodas at home. W: So, that’s going to be to go, right? M: That’s right. W: OK. Your total is $17. M: Here’s a twenty. Keep the change. W: Oh, thank you so much! You are Number 255. Your order should be ready in about five minutes. Text 7 M: Can you see how close we are on the map? W: It looks like we’re pretty close, but these smart phone maps are hard to read. M: Yeah, I always prefer to look at a paper map. I think I still have some in the pocket of the right door, if you wanna grab one? W: No, I’d probably be even worse at that. Uh-oh, I think you were supposed to turn left back there. M: You mean that you were supposed to tell me to turn left back there? W: Yeah, I’m sorry. I don’t have one of these kinds of phones, so I’m afraid I don’t really know what I’m doing. Do you want to pull over and take a look? M: No. It’s okay. Just push that little button on the side of the phone to turn
on the sound. That will allow us to hear the directions out loud. Text 8 W: Hey, are you watching YouTube? M: Yeah. I love all the funny videos that people post. W: Have you ever seen the YouTube show Epic Meal Time(《超级开饭时间》 )? M: Uh, no. I didn’t know YouTube had shows. I thought it was only home videos and music videos?stuff like that. W: Well, YouTube also has channels, just like regular TV. There are many different kinds of shows every week. Most of them are shorter and cheaper to make than regular TV, though. M: YouTube is even cooler than I thought! So, what’s Epic Meal Time? W: There’s a group of guys who make the unhealthy meals they can possibly cook. Everything has bacon on it. Most things are fried, and there is a ton of cheese on everything. We’re talking tens of thousands of calories in one meal! In this show, the main guy introduces the meal, and then you see them shopping for the ingredients. You watch them cook everything. And at the end, they all eat it with their friends! Text 9 W: Brett, can I ask you a question about your dog? M: Sure. What’s up? W: Well, I have to get my little Ferguson some medicine. M: Oh, is everything all right? W: Yes, of course. It’s not like he’s sick or anything. I give him medicine every month as part of his regular care, so he doesn’t get any diseases from insects or other dogs. M: Oh, right. I do that for Fargo, too. W: Yeah. That was what I was going to ask you about. Where do you buy your dog’s medicine? I asked my vet, and she told me the prices. I almost dropped dead right there! M: Yeah. Unfortunately, most special pet stores sell them at fixed prices that are set by the companies that make them. You can usually find discounts of ten or fifteen percent for a lot of those stores, though. W: Well, that’s not a huge help for something that’s two hundred dollars per year! Isn’t there any other way? M: Well, you can order some medicines from websites that are based in other countries where the prices are lower. Text 10 This is the Lakewood Public Address System. This is not a test like the one we had last week. I repeat, this is not a test. The Western Hill Fire is spreading
toward Lakewood much quicker than we had expected. Currently, we expect the fire to come within twenty miles of Lakewood by six o’clock this evening. We are therefore requiring all residents to leave this area immediately. Springfield to the north, Point Cabina Station to the east, and Galveston to the south are all in the safe zone. It will take less than thirty minutes to drive to any of these towns. Take as many things as you can fit in your car, but do not delay. We have orders from the state police to make sure that the entire town of Lakewood is empty by five o’clock today. You have plenty of time to get all your family members, pets, and belongings together, so there is no need to panic. Stay calm, but get started as soon as possible.