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2014 学年第二学期温州市十校联合体高二期末联考 英语试卷
(满分 120 分,考试时间:100 分钟) 第I卷(共95分) 第一部分: 听力理解(每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分) 第一节 :听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项, 并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有 l0 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 do the speakers think of the film? A. Touching. B. Exciting. C. Boring. 2. What will the man do at about 3:00 p.m.? A. Take care of his work. B. Give the woman a call. C. Prepare for a package tour. 3. What do we know about the man? A. He is very forgetful. B. He lost his passport. C. He is late for the plane. 4. How did the man get to know Dave? A. They went to the same university. B. They worked for the same company. C. They lived in the same neighbourhood. 5. What are the speakers talking about? A. A repairman. B. The stairs. C. An elevator. 第二节:听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有 2-4 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 5 秒钟时间阅读各小题,;听完后, 各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读一遍。 听下面一段对话,回答第 6 和第 7 题。 6. Which place is the hostess visiting this time? A. India. B. Africa. C. The South Pole. 7. How did the hostess travel to the place? A. By ship. B. By air. C. By train. 听下面一段对话,回答第 8 至第 10 题。 8. What were the speakers doing just now? A. Waiting for a bus. B. Enjoying a concert. C. Rushing for a taxi. 9. How will the woman probably go home? A. By taxi. B. On foot. C. By car. 10. What can we learn from the conversation? A. The man is left alone in the end. B. The woman phoned Max for help. C. The man’s parents are very strict with him. 听下面一段对话,回答第 11 至第 13 题。 11. Why doesn’t the woman want to take part in the concert this year? A. She can’t spare the time. B. She can’t get on with Sam. C. She doesn’t agree with Mrs. Ford.
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12. What does the man think of last year’s concert? A. It’s boring. B. It’s better. C. It’s perfect. 13. What will the woman do on Thursday? A. Have a meeting. B. Have the concert practice. C. Join the school football team. 听下面一段对话,回答第 14 至第 17 题。 14. What is Robin’s job in Argentina? A. A translator. B. A tour guide. C. A salesman. 15. How did Robin feel during the dance performance he saw? A. He wanted to join in the dance. B. He was sad he didn’t dance well. C. He wished he had continued his dance classes. 16. What did Robin do while he stayed in the village? A. He went on a bus tour. B. He went on a river trip. C. He went into the forest. 17. What did Robin like about his favorite place? A. The wildlife. B. The scenery. C. The peace. 听下面一段独白,回答第 18 至第 20 题。 18. What can people learn from the first edition? A. How to cook fish. B. How to buy fresh vegetables. C. How to prepare summer salads. 19. What does the speaker say about the second edition? A. It fits every age group. B. It offers a special free gift. C. It tells people when to drink tea. 20. How much is the first edition? A. $1.5. B. $2.49. C. $3.99. 第二部分:单项填空(共 15 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 从四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项标号涂黑。 21. Parents can make ________ big difference in dealing with _______ stress of their children. A. a; the B. a; a C. the; the D. the; a 22. Many universities provide scholarships for those outstanding students _______financial aid. A. in place of B. in face of C. in debt of D. in need of 23. It is better for mothers who have jobs outside the home to have________ schedules, thus making it easier for them to care for their children. A. tight B. flexible C. smooth D. regular 24. ________ more effectively with others, more and more people equip themselves with a higher education. A. To compete B. Being competed C. Competing D. Competed 25. According to a UN report, one third of the world population have no ________ to clean drinking water and health care. A. means B. approach C. channel D. access 26. Even when I am able to get in touch with the manager and tell him your request, I cannot ________ he will reply.
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A. stress B. appeal C. inform D. guarantee 27. To children, good habits do not come________, so parents and teachers need to be their role models. A. instantly B. automatically C. eventually D. steadily 28. At the meeting, all the employees were required not to________ any important details before it was made public. A. try out B. make out C. let out D. break out 29. After several hours’ drive, they reached ________ they thought was the place they’d been dreaming of. A. that B. where C. which D. what 30. When interviewed, Lv Yiliang from Yizhong, the hero who saved the tourists in Shanghai stampede, thought _______ natural to lend a hand to the people in need. A. that B. it C. this D. him 31. Smiles around the world _______ be false, ________ other feelings like anger, fear or worry. A. must; hide B. must; hiding C. can; hide D. can; hiding 32. Ella is often covered in cinders(灰尘) from sleeping by the fireplace, ________ her jealous and cruel new families rename her Cinderella. A. which B. because of which C. because of that D. of which 33. —Mr. Scott has received the invitation to his ex-girlfriend’s wedding ceremony this weekend. Will he attend it? —No, he has finally decided ________. A. not B. not to C. not to go D. not to go to 34. With 458 people onboard, Eastern Star — the passenger ship ________ a cyclone(旋风), sank in Yangtze River. A. was caught in B. which caught in C. caught in D. caught by 35. — May I try the jacket on? —________, but I think it will be too large for you. A. Believe it or not B. By all means C. With pleasure D. It all depends 第三部分: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。 Danny, my big brother, kept teasing(戏弄) me saying I ought to join in the activities for little kids, even though I was16. Three years ago we went on holiday on Bradenton Beach. 36 finding some people parasailing(帆伞运动), Danny and Dad said, “Let’s have a go at that!” At first, 37 and I didn’t want to do that. But Danny started teasing us. He said, “If you were 38 , you might be a little braver.” Big brother 39 be so annoying. In the end we couldn’t 40 it any longer. You know 41 Mum and I like to stand up for women! So we 42 decided to try it. When it was my turn, the staff helped me 43 the parachute, checking it carefully. I felt extremely 44 and wanted to put it off until the next day, 45 it was too late. Standing on the beach, I felt the boat started. Immediately the parachute filled with wind. I was pulled up off the beach so hard 46 all of a sudden I took off into the sky. Feeling 47 , I let out a scream. But soon I found myself 48 effortlessly 100 feet high in the air. Peering down, I even 49 some dolphins jumping out of and diving into the water. How wonderful! The flight lasted for about ten 50 . I indeed loved it . But out of my expectation, when Danny went up, the flight made him feel 51 , and he had to lie down for the rest of the day. Ever since Danny has 52 laughing at me. Happily we have 53 each other even better than ever before. 54 by this experience, I have forged ahead(毅然前行)with my life journey, more 55 meeting challenges. So much to do. So many dreams to live. 36. A. Before B. Until C. When D. Unless 37. A. Mum B. Dad C. sister D. brother 38. A. kids B. men C. women D. people

39. A. must B. ought to C. might D. could 40. A. catch up with B. come up with C. put up with D. make up with 41. A. how B. what C. when D. whether 42. A. all B. both C. either D. neither 43. A. tear down B. cut up C. pull on D. put on 44. A. content B. calm C. nervous D. enthusiastic 45. A. however B. thus C. therefore D. but 46. A. when B. which C. that D. as 47. A. thrilled B. shocked C. proud D. upset 48. A. dashing B. floating C. diving D. rising 49. A. watched B. spotted C. glanced D. stared 50. A. years B. hours C. days D. minutes 51. A. amazed B. satisfied C. sick D. puzzled 52. A. continued B. delayed C. practiced D. stopped 53. A. laid blame on B. turned our back to C. got along with D. looked down upon 54. A. Interested B. Defeated C. Fooled D. Inspired 55. A. curiously B. cautiously C. courageously D. secretly 第四部分: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, 从每题后面所给的选项(A、B、C 和 D)中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卷上将该 项涂黑。 A Once upon a time when my father was in his teens, his father took him to the mosque(清真寺) to pray. My grandfather had a habit of keeping his change in his shirt pocket. As they prayed side by side in the mosque, during one of the prostrations(俯伏), the coins in his pocket fell down onto the carpet. Deep in concentration, my grandfather did not notice it. However, a gentleman who was seated nearby as well as my father noticed the incident. The gentleman reacted fast and picked up the coins on the floor and went off into another corner of the mosque. My father took everything in and as soon as my grandfather finished praying, he started to tell him what had happened. My grandfather, who had heard just about what happened, stopped my father from telling him who took the money. He then went on to tell my father the following: If the man has chosen to steal in the mosque, then it must be because his circumstances(状况) are bad. We must not be quick to judge such people. Since they owned a grocery shop, my father was told by his father to make sure that every month he should make up a parcel of all the daily necessities required in a household and send it to that person without telling him who it was being sent to. Wouldn’t this world be a better place to live in if we had such wisdom spreading within our societies! 56. What’s the author’s grandfather’s habit? A. Keeping coins in his shirt pocket. B. Changing his clothes before praying. C. Giving coins to the poor in the mosque. D. Taking the author along to the mosque. 57. What seems to be the author’s suggestion for us? A. Telling people the truth some time later. B. Helping those in need in a proper way C. Not judging people by their looks.

D. Keeping a secret for others. 58. What’s the author’s attitude toward what his grandfather did? A. neutral B. positive C. negative D. objective B

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59. What can’t be found in the Lifestyle section? A. Travel journals B. Comments on restaurants C. Well-taken pictures D. Blockbusters produced by Leonard Maltin 60. You want to share your sweet memories of the school sports meeting last week, you’d better have your article published in _________. A. Life-style B. Class Notes C. Research D. any of the sections mentioned above 61. What can we know about Campus Link? A. It offers readers its best-made bread and butter. B. It helps you to recognize your schoolmates and teachers. m] C. It welcomes research developments and breakthroughs. D. It is a source of inspiration for the community. 62. What is the purpose of this poster?

A. To inform the readers of the quality of a submission to Campus Link. B. To attract more contributions to Campus Link. C. To share views and articles among students. D. To share the way of getting in touch with the Editor-in-Chief. C The brain, rather than our eyes, may be more important for sight, researchers studying fruit flies have discovered. The discovery could change the way we think about vision(视力). Researchers in the University of Virginia have found that the very simple eyes of fruit fly larva(幼虫), with only 24 total photoreceptors(感光细胞)(the human eye contains more than 125 million), provide just enough light input to allow the animal’s large brain to make that input into images. Their discovery shows that vision may be less important to “seeing” than previously thought—and in fact it is the brain’s ability to process(处理,加工) points of light into complex images that is key. “It blows open how we think about vision.” said Barry Condron. “This tells us that visual input may not be as important to sight as the brain working behind it.” Condron’s graduate students, Elizabeth Daubert, Nick Macedonia and Catherine Hamilton, conducted a series of experiments to test the vision of fruit fly larvae. They found that when a larva was tied to the bottom of a dish, other larvae were attracted to it as it attempted to free itself. After several further experiments to understand how they sensed the motion, the researchers learned that the nearly blind animals likely were seeing the action. “The answer must be in the brai n of these animals.” Condron said. “They are able to take just a couple dozen points of light and then process that into recognizable images; something like when an astronomer with a small telescope is able to use techniques to improve a limited image into useful information about a star.” Condron believes the animals are able to assemble useful images by rapidly scanning their heads and, in doing so, gather up enough light points to allow the brain to compose an image clear enough to “see”. The researchers tested this by presenting larva with a video (therefore no sound and no smell) and found that the larvae still sensed and sought out the struggling larva on the video. This provides us with a good model for trying to understand the role that the brain plays in helping organisms, including humans, to process images, such as recognizing faces. 63. The writer mainly wants to tell us that ________. A. the brain may be more important for sight than people thought B. people should depend on brain rather than eyes for sight C. using the fruit fly larva to test the eyes is the best way D. some methods can keep our eyesight accurate and normal 64. Condron used the example of “an astronaut with a small telescope” in Para5 to show _____. A. how the larvae gather up enough light points B. why the larvae moved their heads side-to-side C. how we can get useful information about a star with a small telescope D. the brain helps process the light points into images 65. Why is a video used by the researchers? A. Because it is able to provide certain sound and smell. B. Because it helps to understand the part the brain plays. C. Because it turns visual inputs into a complete picture. D. Because it makes the larvae seek out the struggling larva. 66. The underlined word “assemble” in the fifth paragraph may mean “_________”. A. observe enough actions B. receive useful information C. choose proper equipment D. put together separate parts
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D Anne Whitney, a sophomore at Colorado State University, first had a problem taking tests when she began college. “I was always well prepared for my tests. Sometimes I studied for weeks before a test. Yet I would go in to take the test, only to find I could not answer the questions correctly. I would blank out because of nervousness and fear. I couldn’t think of the answer. My low grades on the tests did not show what I knew to the teacher.” Another student in microbiology had similar experiences. He said, “My first chemistry test was very difficult. Then, on the second test, I sat down to take it, and I was so nervous that I was shaking. My hands were moving up and down so quickly that it was hard to hold my pencil. I knew the material and I knew the answers. Yet I couldn’t even write them down!” These two young students were experiencing something called test anxiety. When a student feels worried and uneasy about a test, his or her mind does not work as well as it usually does. The student can’t write or think clearly because of the extreme tension and nervousness. Although poor grades are often a result of poor study habits, sometimes test anxiety causes the low grades. Recently test anxiety had been recognized as a real problem, not just an excuse or a false explanation of lazy students. Special university counseling courses try to help students. In these courses, counselors try to help students by teaching them how to manage test anxiety. At some universities, students take tests to measure their anxiety. If the tests show their anxiety is high, the students can take short courses to help them deal with their tension. These courses teach students how to relax their bodies. Students are trained to become calm in very tense situations. By controlling their nervousness, they can let their minds work at ease. Learned information then comes out without difficulty on a test. Martin Smith, an expert at the University of California explains. “With almost all students, relaxation and less stress are felt after taking out program. Most of them experience better control during their tests. Almost all have some improvement. With some, the improvement is very great.” 67. What does the underlined phrase “blank out” in Para1 probably mean? A. to cover something completely. B. to think up an answer swiftly. C. to be unable to remember something. D. to be able to think normally. 68. Which of the following about test anxiety is not true? A. Test anxiety is considered a real problem. B. Test anxiety is never recognized as an excuse for laziness. C. Extreme intension and too much worry usually lead to test anxiety. D. Low grades are sometimes the result of test anxiety. 69. According to the passage, to deal with test anxiety, students are supposed to ______. A. be well prepared for their tests B. find out the cause of the test anxiety C. consult some famous doctors D. take a course on how to manage the test anxiety 70. What conclusion can we draw from the last paragraph? A. All students could make great improvement after taking a special university counseling Courses. B. Almost all students become relaxed after taking a special university counseling courses. C. Most students found it difficult t o control nervousness even though they had taken a special university counseling courses. D. No students found it easy to show learned information even though they had taken a special university counseling courses.

第二节:下面文章中有 5 处(第 71 – 75 题)需要添加小标题。请从以下选项(A、B、C、 D、E 和 F) 中选出符合各段意思的小标题,并在答题纸上将相应选项的标号涂黑。选项中有一项是多余选项。 A. Exercise B. Take Time to think carefully C. Read Challenging Books D. Open Your Mind for New Ideas E. Reduce Television Watching Time F. Early to Bed, Early to Rise Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Intelligence Your brain needs exercise just like a muscle. If you use it often and in the right ways, you will become a more skilled thinker and increase your ability to focus. But if you never use your brain, or use it wrongly, your ability to think and learn will lose. Here are 5 simple ways anyone can squeeze(挤出) a bit more productivity out of the old gray matter. 71._____________ People love staying in front of the television, myself included. The problem is: Watching television doesn’t use your mental ability or allow it to recharge. It’s like having the energy taken away from a muscle without the health benefits of exercise. When you feel like relaxing, try reading a book instead. If you’re too tired, listen to some music. All of these things use your mind more than television and allow you to relax. 72._____________ I used to think that I’d learn more by not exercising and using the time to read a book instead. But I realized that time spent exercising always leads to greater learning because it improves productivity during the time afterwards. Using your body clears your head and makes your mind ready for new ideas. 73._____________ Many people like to read popular suspense fiction(悬疑小说), but generally these books aren’t mentally encouraging. If you want to improve your thinking and writing ability you should read books that make you focus. Reading a classic novel can change your view of the world and will make you think positively. Don’t be afraid to look up a word if you don’t know it, and don’t be afraid of long passages. Take your time, reread when necessary, and you’ll soon get used to the author’s style. 74______________ Nothing makes it harder for you to concentrate than sleep deprivation (丧失). You’ll be most energetic if you go to bed early and don’t sleep more than 8 hours. If you stay up late, you’ll have trouble focusing. In my experience the early morning hours are the most productive. Waking up early gives you more productive hours and maximizes (使…最大化)your mental sharpness all day. 75._____________ Often our lives get so busy that we are at a loss. It becomes difficult to concentrate. Spending some time alone in deep thoughts gives you a chance to organize your mind. Afterwards, you’ll have a better understanding of what’s important and what isn’t. The unimportant things won’t bother you any more and your mind will feel less loaded. One of my personal favorites is taking a walk alone. Someone famous said, “All the best ideas occur while walking.” I think he was on to something. 第 II 卷(满分 25 分) 第五部分:写作(共两节,满分 25 分) 第一节 :改错(满分 I0 分) 假如英语课上老师要求同学们交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言错 误,要求你在错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。

增加:在缺词处加一个漏词符号(/\),并在其下面写上该加的词。 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 11 处起)不计分。 3 必须按答题要求做题,否则不计分。 例如:It was very nice to get your invitation to spend ∧ weekend with you. Luckily I was the am completely free then, so I’ll to say “yes”. I’ll arrive in Bristol at 8 in Friday evening. on I like music very much, pop songs particularly. Every evening when I am doing homework and at weekends when I at home, I always play some of my favorite songs on my tape recorder. The familiar patterns of notes attracts me into the colourfully world of music. Now and then I stopped to follow the songs. Sometimes, my mother comes in, asks me to fix my attention to my homework. She does not like the pop music. Like most grown-ups, she enjoys folk songs, because the peaceful music reminds her of their beautiful life when she was young. It is a truth which people of different age understand music differently and enjoy different kinds of music. 第二节:书面表达(满分 15 分) 假如你是李越, 你的朋友 John 喜欢玩网络游戏, 学习成绩明显受到影响。 作为朋友, 请你写一封 信, 劝告他远离电脑游戏, 回归正常生活。要点如下: 1. 玩网络游戏的危害(至少两点); 2. 你的建议(至少两点); 注意:词数 120 左右 提示词:虚拟世界 virtual world Dear John, _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Best wishes. Yours, Li Yue

2014学年第二学期温州市十校联合体高二期末联考答案
(满分 120 分,考试时间:100 分钟) 第I卷(共95分) 第一部分:听力(共两节,满分 20 分)

1-5. CBAAC 21-25 ADBAD 36--40. CABDC 56-58 ABB 71--75.EACFB

6-10. CABCA 26-30 DBCDB 41--45. ABDCD 59—62 DBCB

11-15.CBBCA 31-35 DBBCB 46--50. CABBD 63—66 ADBD
第 II 卷(满分 25 分)

16-20. BCAAB

第二部分:单项填空(共 15 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 第三部分:完形填空 (共 20 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 20 分)

51--55. CDCDC 67-70 CBDB

第四部分:阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,共 40 分)

第五部分:写作(共两节,满分 25 分) 第一节:改错(满分 I0 分)

I like music very much, pop songs particularly. Every evening when I am doing homework and at weekends when I (加am )at home, I always play some of my favorite songs on my tape recorder.. The familiar patterns of notes attracts(改attract) me into the colourfully(改(colourful或colorful) world of music. Now and then I stopped(改 stop) to follow the songs. Sometimes, my mother comes in, asks (改asking) me to fix my attention to (改on)my homework. She does not like th e (去 the)pop music. Like most grown-ups, she enjoys folk songs, because the peaceful music reminds her of their (改her)beautiful life when she was young. It is a truth which(改that) people of different age (改ages)understand music differently and enjoy different kinds of music.
第二节:书面表达(满分 15 分) 写作范文(仅供参考) :

Dear John, How are you doing recently? You failed the English test again, which made me deeply worried about you. I know how attractive the online games are, but it is time to take action and get rid of the habit. As we all know, online games do harm to us adolescents. Firstly, playing online games does damage to your health. For example, watching the screen for a long time is bad for your eyes. Secondly, having got addicted to online games, your academic performance will suffer from it, because you can’t focus your attention in class. Here is some advice and I hope you’ll find it helpful. First of all, make a plan to quit and stick to it. Whenever you feel like playing online games, do something else instead, like doing sports with your friends. Secondly, reward yourself with any progress you make. Nothing is impossible for a willing heart. I’m confident that you can break the bad habit. Best wishes. Yours, Li Yue

听力 (Text 1) W: There was nothing good about that film. It didn’t touch me at all. M: I know. That movie totally turns me off. Let’s do something exciting. (Text 2) W: Mr Pitt, this is Jamie Kim from Global Travel. Are you still interested in the discounted package tour to South Africa? M: Oh, but I have to take care of lots of work now. Can I call you back around three this afternoon? W: Absolutely. (Text 3) W: Do you have the passports? M: In my jacket. Oh no! I’ve forgotten them. W: Jason! M: We still have over 2 hours left. I’ll get a taxi home and pick up the passports. But can you give me some money? I forgot my wallet too. (Text 4) W: How did you know our engineer, Dave? Did you work for the same company? M: No, I met Dave during my first week at university. W: He speaks highly of you. M: Actually, he was a very hard-working student and we did a lot of papers together at his house. (Text 5) W: It’s very slow, isn’t it? M: That’s the reason I prefer to take the stairs. W: The hotel should have it repaired. It should be much quicker. M: They think it’s safer. (Text 6) W: Hi, John. It’s Maria. That hostess you like, the woman who films elephants in Africa and tigers in India — she’s doing a special program tonight. M: Is she going back to Africa? W: Well, this time she’s visiting the South Pole, to study some of the wildlife there. It looks like they had a difficult time making the program. There was no train there and the weather w as so bad that they couldn’t fly there …It took two weeks just to get there by ship. M: That’ll be interesting, thanks! (Text 7) M: Look, the bus has just gone. What shall we do now? W: We should have left the concert half an hour earlier. M: Why don’t we take a taxi? W: It’s going to be difficult to find a taxi at this time. We’ll have to go home on foot. M: You’d better phone your parents. You know how strict they are. W: You’re right. Oh, look, there’s Max. Perhaps he’ll take us home in his car. M: But his car is too small. There’s only room for one, I’m afraid. W: Sorry, Jeff! But you know how it is: your mum and dad are not as strict as mine. Bye, Jeff. Hi, Max … M: Sara! (Text 8) M: Carla, why weren’t you at Mrs Ford’s meeting this morning?

W: Well, I’ve decided not to take part this year. M: You’re joking! You have much time to spare this year and Mrs Ford has found some music for you. W: But that’s the problem, Sam. We’re never allowed to select what we play and her choices are so boring. M: I agree that it used to be like that, but the program she put together f or last year’s concert was much better. Carla, we really need you. W: Oh, do you want me to feel guilty now? Well, when’s the first practice? M: Thursday lunchtime. W: Anyway, what about you, Sam? Aren’t you busy at the moment? M: Yeah, I’m playing in the school football team! But I won’t give up the concert. W: Well, good for you. OK, I’ll see you on Thursday then! M: Excellent! (Text 9) W: Today I’m with Robin Marshall, who has just written a book about traveling in Argentina. Robin, tell us about yourself … M: Well, I’ve traveled to South America a lot for my work and I know Argentina well now. So well that I could be a tour guide if I wanted! I speak fluent Spanish, so I don’t need anyone to translate for me. My job involves traveling around selling products for my company. W: Did you see any performances during your trip? M: Yes, I did. I used to attend dance classes. I enjoyed them although I was never very good. I’m sure my teacher was pleased when I said I wasn’t going to continue. But these dancers made it look so easy that at that moment I felt like joining in and dancing with them. W: And what else did you do? M: Well, I went to a small village. I took a bus there. The hotel owner took me down the river in his boat. It was very beautiful — you could see the forest in the distance. W: Do you have a favorite place in Argentina? M: Definitely. It’s a mountain. It’s famous for its scenery. But when I went there, I couldn’t see much: there were no birds or animals about. It was totally quiet, and I loved that. (Text 10) W: Today we begin the program with some information about an exciting magazine that will be on sale in the shops next week. It’s called Good Living and the aim of the magazine is to show you how to eat well, and in a healthy way. So every month there will be information about which fruit and vegetables are in season as well as advice by top cooks. In the first edition of the magazine, there will be cooking directions for fish, which is a good choice if you want to eat healthily. In addition, you’ll also find a special free gift. This is a DVD showing how to prepare summer salads. The second edition will have an interesting article about the history of tea and the many kinds you can buy in different countries. It’s very good for the senior citizens. It also has a special collection of dishes for children, which will show them some interesting things to make with rice. Of course, there’ll be some good things for adults in the second magazine, too. There are some wonderful recipes designed especially for parties. Now the price of the magazine will normally be $3.99, but the first edition will be on sale at a reduction of $1.5. So make sure you buy it — the ideas and photos in it are great.
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