乌鲁木齐地区 2015 年高三年级第一次诊断性测验 英语试卷（问卷）
（卷面分值：150 分考试时间：120 分钟） 注意事项： l.本试卷分第 I 卷（选择题）和第Ⅱ卷（非选择题）两部分，共 10 页。 2.答题前，考生须将自己的姓名、准考证号、座位号填写在本试题卷指定的位置上。 3.选择题的每小题选出答案后，请将答案填写在答卷相应的位置上。 4.考试结束后，将答卷交
回。 第 I 卷（选择题，共 100 分） 第一部分听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 做题肘，先将答案标在试卷上，录音内容结束后，你将有两 分钟的时间将试卷上的答案 填写在答卷上。 第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 l.5 分，满分 7.5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳 选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 l. When does the biology class begin ? A. At 2: 30 B. At 2: 50 C. At 3:00 2. How does the man probably look right now? A. Sleepy B. Sad C. Worried 3. What does the man think of the party? A. It's interesting B. It's short C. It's boring 4. How will the woman go home? A. By taxi B. In Linda's car C. In the man's car 5. What did the wo man buy at the mall yesterday? A. A purse for herself. B. Some new clothes C. A birthday gift 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 for himself? A. A large bowl of beef noodles B. A large bowl of salad C. A small bowl of chicken noodle soup 7 How much change will the man get? A.$ 1.20 B.$2.20 C.$11.20 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8.9 题。 8. What's t he man's plan for the summer vacation? A. To find 8 part-time job in New York B. To go and stay with his brother. C. To go and work on a farm
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9. Where will the woman spend her summer vacation? A. In New York B. In Los Angeles C. In Beijing 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How did the woman probably feel when she saw the man? A. Disappointed B. Surprised. C. Moved 11. How often does the man go to the gym? A. Twice week B. Three times a week. C. Almost every day 12. What does the woman want to do? A. Join the man in losing weight B. Stop watching TV at home C. Invite the man to supper 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. Who called 911? A. The man B. The man's grandma. C. The young father 14. What did the man do after entering the young father's house? A. He helped the young father take his baby to the hospital B. He immediately performed CPR on the baby C. He taught the father how to perform CPR on the baby 15. What do we know from the conversation? A. The man learned CPR skills by himself. B. The man learned CPR skills from his parents C. The woman doesn't know how to perform CPR 16. How old is the man? A. 14 B. 16 C. 20 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What was Peter's job? A. A bank clerk B. A car mechanic C. A movie star 18. Why did Peter go to the Union Trust Bank? A. To pay a check B. To rob the bank C. Ta get his prize 19. What did the guards do when Peter started gathering the money? A. They let him do what he wanted to B. They helped him find large bills C. They called the police 20. Why didn't Peter take more money from the bank? A He was afraid that he would be caught on the spot B He was limited by time and the size of his pockets C Large bills were not within his reach 第二部分阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节（共 15 小题：每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从每小题后所给的四个选项（A.B.C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项，并将答案 填写在答卷上。 Many pets got separated from their families almost two years ago, when Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. A New Jersey family was one of them. They lost their dog. He got away from their backyard during the storm Chuck James said that his family searched for the brown-and-white dog named Reckless for months after the October 2012 storm. Reckless was a cute dog which brought much pleasure to the
whole family, and the youngest daughter Tiffany loved him most They played together, watched TV together, ate popcorn together and Reckless even saw Tiffany off when she headed for the kindergarten every morning. Chuck James kept searching for the lovely dog in every possible way, but no luck "We reported him missing and called the shelters from time to time, just hoping they had him," James said. "We always kept our hopes up, but finally it was time to move on.” James said the family had planned to get a new dog. The dog was to he a tenth birthday surprise for their eldest daughter, Ally. The family of five went to the Monmouth County SPCA( Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)to adopt a new animal. When James and his wife walked close to the first cage, they saw a familiar face inside “He was a little bigger than I remembered because they had fed him well," James joked. "But then he was lying on my wife's feet and I knew it was him. It was unbelievable. I know this dog is meant to be with our family.” When SPCA officials asked if they could prove the animal was their dog ,a friend sent a selfie showing the family with their dog before Sandy hit the East Coast “We’re all so happy to Have him back." James said. The family is living in hotel while their home is being repaired. This weekend, the Jameses went on camping trip with Reckless to celebrate the dog ’s return 21. What happened to the Jameses when Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast? A Their house lay in ruins after the storm B Their pet dog Reckless went missing C Their pet dog Reckless was adopted by another family D They found their pet dog Reckless badly injured 22. Having searched for Reckless for months , the Jameses found him in____ A an animal hospital B. one of their friends' houses C. the Monmouth County SPCA D the backyard which was under repair 23. The meaning of the underlined word "selfie" is closest to"______ " A document B. credit card C. text message D picture 24. What is the text mainly about? A. A dog got separated from his family in a storm. B. A lost dog found his way home with difficulty. C.A family looked for a new dog but found the old one instead D. Dogs are always devoted friends of human beings. B The modern world is full of useful objects that were invented by someone, from spoons and chopsticks in our kitchens to the Ipads in our handbags Each invention is an example of the creative power of the human mind. Where do inventors get their inspirations(灵感)? The inspiration behind each of these inventions varies. Take the shopping cart as an example. Sylvan Goldman was a grocery store owner. Like most businessmen, he wished that his customers would buy more so that he could make more money. He knew 山 at if they could carry more goods easily as they were shopping,山 en his sales would go up. While thinking about the problem one night, he had an idea. Working with a local handyman named Fred Young, he designed the first shopping cart. Today, retailers who use shopping carts sell more goods and make more profits.
Nature has also inspired inventors throughout history. This is what happened to George de Mestral one day. While hunting with his dog in the Swiss Alps, he noticed how the burs(剌球) of certain plants stuck to his clothing and to his dog' s fur. After examining them under a microscope, he found they had tiny hooks that could easily stick to the fibers of clothing or animal hide. For the next ten years, George de Mestral searched for the hest way to produce his idea. The result of his original inspiration was Velcro, which is used in many modem objects, including sportswear, shoes, automobiles, and even space suits. These examples show us that there are at least two possible inspirations for human Creativity in the world of inventions - profit and nature. No doubt, the future will continue to breathe new life into the economies of the world with fresh ideas and inventions. How many of their creations will be inspired by natural phenomena? The world's problems require creativity and we can expect best solutions from future generations. 25. Why did sales go up in Sylvan Goldman's grocery store after he began providing shopping carts? A. Because grocery stores without shopping carts made less money B. Because he lowered the prices of his goods. C. Because customers liked the shopping cart ’s creative design. D. Because customers were able to carry more items when shopping. 26. According to the article, which invention shows how nature inspires us? A. The bur. B. The shopping cart. C. Velcro. D. Spoon. 27. Which of the following statements would the author most likely disagree with? A. The future does not promise many useful inventions. B. There are many intereting inventio ns in the world today C. Companies often invent things out of profit. D. Nature inspires creativity. C The World Health Organization reports a number of people have died of the Ebola virus in
central Africa during the last few months. Ebola, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic ( 出血) fever or Ebola viral disease. is a rare and deadly illness with high death rates in humans and pri mates. The natural source of Ebola virus remains unknown, although bats seem to be the most likely source. The Ebola virus began spreading after victims were discovered in northeastern Cabon . So far, it is the third time Ebola has spread through Cabon since 1994. Health officials believe people moving across the border spread the disease from Cabon co Congo Ebola is highly infectious and kills up to 80% of its victims. Researchers do not know the method with which the virus first appears in humans, but they believe it is through infected animals. The disease then spreads from person to person through blood and other body liquids. Ebola victims treated early have the base chance of survival. Signs of Ebola include a high temperature, diarrhea, muscle pains and bleeding inside the body. in severe cases, victims experience chest pains and death. There is no known cure for the disease and no way yet to prevent it. Scientists at the American National institutes of Health are working to develop a vaccine(疫 苗) to prevent Ebola. Doctor Cary Nobel is leading the research effort at N-l-H testing center in the eastern state of Maryland. He says that during the past two years, the vaccine has been tested on small animals and monkey a for safety and effectiveness.
In the most recent study, four monkeys who had been given the vaccine were completely protected from a deadly injection of the Ebola virus. the study was described in November in Nature magazine. Doctor Nobel says the tests appear to have moved scientists one step closer to a vaccine for humans. 28. Where does the Ebola virus come from? A. Bats. B. Monkeys. C. Infected humans. D. Something unknown. 29. When infected with Ebola virus, people may experience the following except____ . A. heart attack B. a rise in temperature C. chest pains D bleeding inside the body 30. What can we learn from the passage? A. Once infected with the Ebola virus. people can never survive. B. Half of the Ebola victims will lose their lives. C. No cure has been found for the disease. D. Scientists have succeeded in preventing Ebola . 31. What is Doctor Nobel's attitude towards the tests? A. Discouraged. B. Positive. C. Doubtful. D. Not mentioned. D
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September 30, 2014 Greetings shareholders(胶东) , GLA Electronics of America Inc. is placed to show a summary of its yearly income report for the year 2014. Thanks to our recently-enlarged international markets, the total earnings reached US $ 160 million in 2014, with a net profit of US $ 40 million CapPhone Quarterly Sales GLA Electronics sold l.6 million CapPhones the whole year. wi th half of these being sold during the fourth quarter, which ended September 24, 2014 In addition, the first quarter saw sales of 400:000 units. with the remaining units sales divided equally between the second and third quarters. CapPhone Sales Have Improved Greatly since 2011 We are excited to announce that we sold more CapPhones in 2014 than in the year of 2011 to 2013 combined. In 2011 , only 150,000 units were sold. Thanks to strong advertising afterwards, sales increased by 50% in 2012., and then double in 2013. Distribution of CapPhone Sales by Region Sales onside of North America made up nearly 50% of the total sales volume in 2014. Half of the units sold internationally were in Asian markers, with 300,000 units sold in Europe. The remaining units were sold in South America. A Vision of the Future GLA Electronics will continue to invest(投资) in the growth of our company. In 2015. we expect sales to increase by up to 300% , partly due to the upcoming opening of three large factories in China. Taiwan, and Malaysia. In addition, the demand for CapPhones continues to increase worldwide and shows no sign of slowing down. We are grateful for the success of 2014. Hopefully, the coming year will see continued growth. Sincerely ,
Br7an Finsher CEO , GLA Electronics of America Inc. 32. Based on the report, which of the following is true about GLA Electronics' earnings in 20147 A. The first half of 山 e year saw the most earnings. B. All four quarters showed similar earnings. C. The least successful quarter was the first. D. The most successful quarter was the fourth. 33. Which of these best describes CLA Electronics' sales since it started? A. Sales growth has conti nued year after year. B. Sales growth slowed down in 2013. C. All the units were sold in North America. D. Sales will increase thanks to strong advertising in China. 34. What does the underlined word "units" refer to? A Quarters B CapPhones C Dollar amounts. D Store locations 35. The last paragraph suggests that the writer is ________about the future of the company A. cautious B. modest C. confident D. worried 第二节（共 5 小题：每小题 2 分．满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填人空白处的最佳选项并填写在答卷上。选项 中有两项为多余选项。 Tips to Ease Migraines If you've ever experienced migraine headache, you know that it's no walk in the park Mi graines are very painful type of headache. often felt on one or both sides of a head. Some people experience migraines every now and then, whi le others get them more than once a week. 36 Although they are not dangerous to life. migraines can seriously affect one's ability to function throughout the day Here are four tips for easing migraines I Learn to manage. Migraines are often caused by stress, so try not to get stressed out easily 37 Learning stress management techniques can reduce and even prevent the pain of a migrai ne headache. You can do this by taking a yoga lesson. If you prefer to practice relaxation at home, then try lying down on your bed or sofa and closing your eyes. Take slow, deep breaths and focus on relaxing each muscle group one at a time until you hate relaxed every single muscle in your body 2. Use ice massage（按摩） Another solution is the "ice massage". Put your fingers into ice-cold water and then press your temples（太阳穴）until the pain decreases. ___38 3. Drink lots and lots of water You can also get migraines if your body lacks water. Avoid dehydration by staying out of the sun and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Carry a water bottle with you. 39 4._ 40 When you have a migraine, lights and sound can sometimes be your worst enemy Close your curtains, turn out the lights, and remember Io turn off the TV A .Add a few drops of peppermint（薄荷）oil for an even stronger effect B. Create a dark space to rest C. But never drink coffee. tea , or soda, for these may cause migraines D. But never wear headphones for too long, since it may cause migraines E. Avoid bright lights and loud noises F. Avoid using the computer for too long and going to bed late at night
C. About 6 in every 100 people regularly experience migraine headaches 第三部分英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 l 5 分．满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A.B.C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白处的 最佳选项，并将答案填写在答卷上。 One Saturday. I went shopping with my daughter, Helen, and son, Brandon. The car was filled with the children's laughing and singing As we 41 up, we saw a truck with a big sign on it that 42 "Petting Zoo. " The kids jumped up and asked, "Daddy, can we go?" "Sure." I said, giving them 43 a quarter (25 cents) before walking into the shopping center. They ran away and I felt free to take my time looking for 44 I needed. There are a hundred little baby animals of all kinas in the 45 zoo. Kids pay their money and stay there with the animals they like 46 their mom s a nd dads shop . Several minutes later. I 47 and saw Helen walking along behind me. I was surprised to see she 48 to shop rather than play with the animals. And I thought the children had co wait oil the parents came to 49 them up I came up and asked what was wrong. She 50 at me with those big brown eyes and said sadly. "Well, Daddy. it cost 50cents. So, I gave Brandon my 51 . " Then she said the most 52 thing I ever heard. She repeated the family motto 53 is action!" She had given Brandon her quarter , and 54 loves little animals more than Helen. She had watched what both my 55 and I did for years around the house after we had said "love is action! " And now it had become a 56 of her lifestyle. Then we went back to the petting zoo We stood 57 Brandon go crazy petting and feeding the animals I had 50 cents 58 a hole in my pocket J never 59 it to Helen, and she never asked for it Because she know the whole family 60 : Love always pays. 41. A drove B. drew C. dressed D. dragged 42 A. wrote B. said C. expressed D. warned 43 A either B. neither C. each D. every 44. A. who B. when C. that D. what 45. A. feeding B. caring C. petting D. nursing 46 A which B while C. where D whether, 47. A turned over B turned out C. turned away D. turned around 48. A. chose B. checked C. hesitated D. refused 49. A. bring B. put C. pick D. wake 50. A. looked up B. looked down C looked through D. looked over 51 A. pet B. coat C quarter D. candy 52. A successful B. beautiful C. harmful D. awful 53. A. Trust B. Understanding C. Honesty D. love 54. A. anyone B. no one C. every one D. someone 55. A. wife B. mother C father D. children 56. A. pile B pair C. puzzle D. part 57. A. seeing B. watching C. noticing D. feeling 58. A. digging B. making C. burning D hiding 59. A. paid B. delivered C. offered D. afforded 60. A. motto B. message C model D. matter
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第Ⅱ卷（非选择题，共 50 分）
第三部分：英语知识运用 第二节（共 10 小题；每小题 l.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Charity shops arc popular in the UK. The first charity shop__ 61_ ( be) opened by Oxfam in 1947. Now there are over 7.000 charity shops in the UK. The shops sell different things from 62 old book to a famous brand handbag. Here are the reasons why T often go to charity shops First, things in charity shops are much _63 (cheap) than those in street stores. People give things to charity shops 64 free. Most “the things have been used _65 they are well cleaned and _66 (repair). So you cap buy useful things with less money in charity shop Second, people give their own thing to charity shops instead of 67 (throw ) them away Then other people who need the things buy them. It's good for the environment Third. 68 is for charity work that charity shops are set up. The money carned in charity shops is for people in need, 69 (especial)for homeless and disabled people after the things in charity shops are sold, the owner will receive a letter telling him about that. That's the main reason why people like charity shops. So I hope there will be more and more charity shops in other__ 70 (place) 第四部分写作（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏词符号(^)，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。 修改：在错的词下画一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：l.每处错误及修改均仅限一词； 2.只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 Good relationships between teachers or students are important to teaching and learning Only with good relationships can student and teachers cooperate well. Good relationships depended on both sides. On the one hand, students should respect teachers and our hard work. They should polite Co teachers and ready to following their advice. On an other hand, teachers should be kindly, friendly and patient to students. They must be responsible on their teaching and help students. If both sides treat10 each other in a friendly way, teaching and learning in class will be highly efficient. 第二节书面表达（满分 25 分） 在英文单词 “I” 和 ‘you” 之间填入不同动词， 会表达不同的意义， 如 “I trust you” ； “I forgive you” ； “I promise you” ； “I understand you” ； “I support you” 。请从以上五句话中选出你最喜欢 的一句作为题目，用英语写一篇短文。 内容要求：1.你对该句话的理解； 2.结合相关事例说明你喜欢这句话的理由； 3.恰当的结尾。 注意：1.文中不能出现考生的具体信息； 2.词数：100 左右。
乌鲁木齐地区 2015 年高三年级第一次诊断性测验
第 I 卷 （选择题，共 100 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） 1-5 BACAC 第二节 （共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分） 6-10 AABCB 11-15 BABCB 16-20 CBCAB
第二部分: 阅读理解 （共两节，满分 40 分）
第一节 （共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 21-25 BCDCD 26-30 CADAC 31-35 BDABC 第二节 （共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 36-40 GFACE
第三部分: 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分 45 分）
第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 41-45 ABCDC 46-50 BDACA 51-55 CBDBA 56-60 DBCCA
第 II 第三部分：英语知识运用
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第二节 （共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 61. was 62. an 63. cheaper 64. for 65. but 66. repaired 67. throwing 68. it 69. especially
（共两节， 满分 35 分）
第一节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） Good relationships between teachers or students a re important to teaching and learning. Only and with good relationships can student and teachers cooperate well. students Good relationships depended on both sides. On the one hand, students should respect teachers depend and our hard work. They should ^polite to teachers and ready to following their advice. On an other their be follow the hand, teachers should be kindly, friendly and patient to students. They must be responsible on their kind for teaching and help students. If both sides treat to each other in a friendly way, teaching and learning 去掉 to in class will be highly efficient.
第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） One Possible Version: Among the sentences listed above , which we often come across in our life, stands out “I trust you”. It helps people get rid of depression. Few things help an individual more than letting him
know that you trust him.. Whenever I am faced with difficulty and almost lose heart, my parents often say “I trust you ”, which gives me a lot of encouragement. Also, my teachers show a strong belief in me by smiling at me and offering practical assistance. Thanks to their trust, I achieve more, even beyond their expectation . Trust can really make a difference, so don’t forget to pass the message “I trust you” on to others.
听力原文 Text 1: W: Joe, what time does our biology class start? M: Let me see — it’s already half past two. It begins in twenty minutes. Text 2: W: What did you do last night? M: I wat ched three movies. I didn’t go to sleep until 3a.m. W: No wonder you don’t look very well. Text 3: M: How do you like the party? W: Oh, I’m having so much fun. I hope it will last a while longer. M: Actually, I was coming over to tell you I’m going to leave now. I don’t know anybody here but you. W: Oh, I’m so sorry. I should have introduced you to more people here. Text 4: W: I heard you came here by car. Could you give me a ride home? M: But I didn’t drive my car here. Linda gave me a lift, and she has to stay here until late. W: Ah, OK, then I’ll take a taxi.
Text 5: M: Do you want to go to the mall? I want to buy some new clothes. W: I just went to the mall yesterday. M: Did you buy anything? W: Yes, I found a great purse for my mother. Her birthday’s coming up. Text 6: W: May I take your order, Sir? M: Yes. I’d like a bowl of beef noodles for myself and then some fruit salad and a bowl of chicken noodle soup for my girlfriend. W: What sizes would you like? M: Large for the beef noodles and small for the fruit salad and chicken noodle soup, please. W: Will they be for here or to go?
M: For here, please. W: The total comes to $8.80. We’ll have that right out for you. M: Thanks. Here’s ten dollars. Text7: W: Are you going to stay in New York and find a part-time job over summer vacation? M: No, I’m thinking of going to Los Angeles. W: Do you know anybody there? M: Yes. My older bother has a farm there . I can stay with him. Do you want to go with me? I’m sure we’ll have a great time there. W: I’d like to, but I promised my parents I’d go back to Beijing and spend the vacation with them. M: They must miss you. Text 8: W: Thomas, is it really you? M: Hard to believe, right? W: Yes. Look at you. You must have lost at least twenty pounds. You look so great now. M: Thanks. I weighed 160 pounds last year, but now I’m only 140 pounds. W: So how did you manage to lose so much weight? It couldn’t have been easy. M: You’re right. It was really hard. I ran for two hours every day, one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening, and then I also went to the gym three times a week. W: So did you keep eating at KFC when you were trying so hard to lose weight? M: Of course not. I quit fast food. I also stopped drinking beer. You know what, I even stopped watching TV. W: I’ also trying to lose weight, but it’s hard to stick to my plan. Can I join you? M: Why not? Actually, how about joining me for supper right now? I’m kind of hungry. Text 9: W: James, I heard you helped save a baby yesterday. M: Oh, you heard about that? Yeah, I helped a young father save his baby. W: What happened? M: Well. I was riding my bike in the yard yesterday. Suddenly, my next door neighbor rushed out of his house, shouting for help. I ran into my home and told my grandma to call 911, and then I rushed over to the young man’s home. W: What was the emergency? M: His baby wasn’t breathing, so he was trying to give the little kid CPR, but he was doing it all wrong. W: Do you know how to perform CPR? M: Yes, I learned it from my parents. That young father was really in a panic, with no idea what to do, but he followed my advice and soon the baby started crying. W: Oh, that’s great. So how did your parents give you CPR training? M: Well, my mother is a doctor. She taught my father how to perform CPR and th en both of them trained me when I was fourteen years old, about six years ago. I think everyone should receive CPR training.
W: Yes, you are absolutely right. Text 10: Some people dream of being president of the United States, some of becoming stars of a Hollywood movie, and others of making millions of dollars overnight. Could a dream like that come true in real life? Well, it did happen to Peter Johnson. Peter was an auto mechanic. One day, he walked into the Union Trust Bank in Waltermore and took $50,000 that did not belong to him. The guards and other employees stood back and let him stuff the bills into his shirt and pants without trying to prevent him from taking the money. No one pressed the alarm. No one pulled a gun. No one called the police. Why did they allow him to get away with it? Well, everything was legal. Peter had won contest promoted by a Waltermore radio station. The first prize entitled him to enter the Union Trust Bank and gather up as much money as he could lay his hands on within five minutes. Because he could not bring any large sacks or boxes into the bank, all the money had to be placed in his pockets. As the time went by, Peter ran about wildly and tried to pick up as many large bills as he could find. When his time was up, he was out of breath, but he was $50,000 richer.