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机密★启用前【考试时间：2020年6月2日：14:30—16:30】 乐山十校高2022届第二学期半期联考 英语测试卷 注意事项： 1．答卷前，考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡上。 2．作答时，务必将答案写在答题卡上，写在本试卷及草稿纸上无效。 3．考试结束后，将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。 第一部分 听力（共两节，满分30分） 做题时，先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的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1.5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。 1. What does Shirley plan to do this afternoon? A. Do her homework. B. Have classes. C. Go swimming. 2. When is Peter’s father’s birthday? A. On September 1st. B. On September 10th. C. On September 20th. 3. Where will the man go first? A. Washington D. C. B. New York. C. Chicago. 4. What does the man offer to do? A. Lend the woman his copy. B. Underline the important parts. C. Go to the bookstore with the woman . 5. What will the man probably do at ten o’clock tomorrow? A. Meet the woman. B. Attend a meeting. C. See a film. 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和第7两个小题。 6. What magazine will the woman work for? A. Sports Weekly. B. Swim World. C. National Football. 7. What will the woman most probably work as? A. A secretary. B. A designer. C. An editor. 听下面一段对话，回答第8和第9两个小题。 8. What is the man’s cousin? A. A sailor. B. A teacher. C. A journalist. 9. How does the man find teaching? A. Exciting. B. Boring. C. Challenging. 听下面一段对话，回答第10至第12三个小题。 10. What is the matter with Mr. Smith? A. His throat is in pain. B. He can’t sleep at night. C. He is not fit for the job. 11. What does Mr. Smith teach? A. Chinese. B. English. C. Physics. 12. Why doesn’t Mr. Smith want to take a rest? A. He has to help his students. B. He has rested for a week. C. He wants to visit a university. 听下面一段对话，回答第13至第16四个小题。 13. What does the woman think of her co-workers? A. Friendly. B. Bad. C. Selfish. 14. How is the research program going? A. It was finished before Christmas. B. It hasn’t been finished yet. C. It hasn’t started yet. 15. What do we know about the woman? A. She didn’t like to work there. B. She won’t go back in March. C. She enjoyed herself in parties. 16. What day does Boxing Day fall on? A. December 26. B. December 25. C. December 24. 听下面一段独白，回答第17至第20四个小题。 17. What will the headmaster do tomorrow morning? A. Meet the listeners in the library. B. Introduce the school to the listeners. C. Take photos in the lab building. 18. Where will the listeners visit on Tuesday morning? A. The Statue of Liberty. B. Brooklyn Bridge. C. Central Park. 19. What will be held on Tuesday night? A. A talk show. B. A lecture. C. A party. 20. When will the listeners go to Washington? A. On Tuesday afternoon. B. On Wednesday morning. C. On Wednesday afternoon. 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，从每题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中，选出最佳选项。 A It often proves that you are growing up if you find a winter job, which is also a way to make money to pay for what you dream of. It’s never too early to start considering the future. Now, here are some good choices for you! Retail (零售) Sales Retail offers plenty of chances for teens who are looking for a job. This type of work can pay from $10 to $ 15 an hour depending on the duty you are taking on. It can also be great for teens who are friendly and enjoy talking to other people. For more information, call us at 83480215. Food Service A job in the food service industry is a natural fit for teens who enjoy communicating with the public. It allows employees to work as part of a team while learning about following instructions. It also comes with the chance to earn between $ 8 and $ 10 per hour. Just call 83480216 for more information. Babysitter (临时保姆) This job requires someone who is highly responsible. Though it pays generally between $ 6 and $ 8 hourly, it also requires a lot of patience. This is a great choice for teens who wish to make a career in teaching, child care, social work or any other field that makes use of social skills or requires interaction (互动) with kids. Got a question? Just call 83480217. Housekeeping This type of work can bring in about $ 5 an hour and it will allow teens to learn about the tourism industry, so hotels are often looking for more housekeeping staff, and parks often need more people to help with keeping public areas clean and organized as well. Telephone: 83480219. 21. How much can you earn at least in one hour as a retailer? A. $ 10. B. $ 15. C. $ 20. D. $ 25. 22. Which of the following job may attract teens who want to be a teacher in the future? A. Retail Sales. B. Food Service. C. Babysitter. D. Housekeeping. 23. Which number would you call if you hope to work in a hotel? A. 83480215. B. 83480216. C. 83480217. D. 83480219. B Once upon a time, there stood a small village in Japan. The people were not rich. However, they were happy. After all, their forefathers had lived in the same way for centuries. Then one day, some visitors from the city arrived. They told the villagers there were some people elsewhere who liked to eat frog's legs. However, they did not have enough frogs of their own，so they wanted to buy frogs from other places. This seemed like money for nothing. There were millions of frogs in the fields around，and they were no use to the villagers. All they had to do was catch them. Agreement was reached，and the children were sent into the fields to catch frogs. Every week a truck arrived to collect the catch and hand over the money. For the first time, the people were able to dream of a better future. But the dream didn't last long. The change was hardly noticed at first, but it seemed as if the crops were not doing so well. More worrying was that the children fell ill more often, and there seemed to be more insects around lately. The villagers decided that they couldn't just wait to see the crops failing and the children getting weak. They would have to use the money earned to buy pesticides (杀虫剂) and medicines. Soon there was no money left. Then the people realized what was happening. It was the frog. They hadn't been useless. They had been doing an important job—eating insects. Now with so many frogs killed, the insects were increasing more rapidly. They were damaging the crops and spreading diseases. Now，the people are still poor. But in the evenings they sit in the village square and listen to sounds of insects and frogs. These sounds of the night now have a much deeper meaning. 24. From Paragraph 1, we can learn that the villagers________. A. lived a different life from their forefathers B. were poor but somewhat satisfied C. worked very hard for centuries D. dreamed of having a better life 25. Why did the villagers agree to sell frogs? A. They needed money to buy pesticides. B. The frogs could make money. C. The frogs made too much noise. D. They wanted to delight the visitors. 26. What might be the reason for the children's illness? A. There were too many insects. B. The visitors brought in diseases. C. The crops didn't do well. D. The pesticides were overused. 27. What can we infer from the last sentence of the text? A. Health is more important than money. B. Pleasure comes from peaceful life in the village. C. Good old days are too wonderful to be forgotten. D. The harmony between man and nature is important. C There exist a number of advantages of wearing school uniforms. The idea may seem disagreeable at first, but considering all the positive effects coming from wearing uniforms you would be more likely to enjoy them. Teachers love school uniforms because it helps provide an orderly learning environment. Having students dressed in uniforms may teach them how to present themselves in a neat and professional manner. It gives students the opportunity to learn how to dress like young ladies and gentleman. And they can focus their attention on academics rather than style. Purchasing (购买) school uniforms is easy and needs less hesitation and consideration. No matter what the school's policy is, there are only few basic pieces to the clothes that are necessary, so it won't break the bank. A few wardrobe clothes can last a long time. Parents could also enjoy an easy morning, as it will take less time to choose a set of clothes for the school day. Students wearing uniforms will feel less pressure about what to wear or not to wear when their classmates are dressed similarly. Getting dressed before school becomes less of a complex thing when students are limited in their choices, so there shouldn't be any trouble about choosing an outfit for the day and getting ready quickly. Some students may not like the lack of individuality (个性) with a uniform, but some school dress code policies may offer them the opportunities to show their unique styles. Uniforms today are also becoming more fashionable and can be seen in many areas of pop culture. Celebrities and fashion designers are using uniforms as inspiration for new looks which also appeal to students. 28. What would be the best title for the text? A. The disadvantages of school uniforms B. The advantages of school uniforms C. How to get dressed properly D. How to handle pressure in school 29. Teachers think that wearing school uniforms . A. helps students concentrate more effort on their studies B. makes students feel less pressure in study C. makes students lose their individuality and unique styles D. is just a tradition that students should follow 29. The underlined part “it won't break the bank” in Paragraph 3 probably means “ ”. A. a school uniform is hard to purchase B. parents will spend lots of time choosing a set of clothes C. parents who work in a bank can afford the uniform D. a school uniform doesn't cost a lot of money 30. We can infer from the text that school uniforms . A. will be designed by students themselves B. are not popular among fashion designers C. will be more in fashion in the future D. used not be accepted by parents in the past D It's widely believed that Whitney Houston, born in America, appeared certain to become a singer. Her mother Cissy Houston was the choir minister at New Hope Baptist Church, and it was there that the young Whitney got her start. When she was 19, Whitney Houston was discovered in a nightclub by the famous Clive Davis of Arista Records. In 1983,Houston made her debut (首演) on national television. In 1985, she released her debut album Whitney Houston and almost immediately became a sensation. Over the next year, her hit singles Saving All My Love for You and How Will I Know helped the album reach the top of the charts, where it remained for fourteen weeks in a row. Houston won a Grammy in 1986 for Saving All My Love for You. By 1992, Whitney Houston was on top of the world, but her life was about to get very complicated very quickly. That year she married the R&B singer Bobby Brown. At first the marriage was passionate and loving, but things turned sour as the decade progressed and both Brown and Houston battled drug abuse. In spite of these growing personal troubles, Whitney Houston continued to progress in her career, crossing over successfully into acting in 1992 by starring in The Bodyguard. Her single from the movie, I will Always Love You, proved to be Houston's biggest hit ever, spending a record-breaking fourteen weeks on top of the US charts. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Whitney Houston's increasingly rocky marriage, struggles with drug and health problems threatened her career. Over the next few years, Houston attempted to break her drug habit and divorced Bobby Brown in 2007. After almost a decade of struggling with her personal life, Houston seemed to be pulling herself together. She released a new album I Look to You, in 2009.The recording received a warm welcome from music fans. In early 2012, Houston worked on a new musical film Sparkle with Jordin Spark. Unluckily, Houston didn’t live long enough to see it. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. With her passing, the music world has lost one of its most outstanding stars. 32. From the first paragraph, we know that_______. A. Whitney Houston grew up in a nearby church. B. Whitney Houston came from a single-parent family. C. Whitney Houston grew up in a musical background. D. Whitney Houston had to support her family by singing when she was a child. 33. Which shows the right order of the following events? a. Whitney Houston worked on a new musical film Sparkle. b. Whitney Houston released her debut album Whitney Houston. c. Whitney Houston won a Grammy for Saving All My Love for You. d. Whitney Houston starred in the film The Bodyguard. A. bcad B. bcda C. abdc D. cadb 34. What's the author's attitude towards Houston's death? A. Embarrassed B. Disappointed C. Excited D. Regretful 35. Which can be the best title of the passage'? A. Whitney Houston's music achievement B. Whitney Houston's music talent C. Whitney Houston's life story D. Whitney Houston's sudden death 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入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。 It is a war without guns, bombs, or smoke. A new coronavirus (新冠肺炎), a deadly disease, breaks out all over the world. More than 2.7 million present confirmed cases are reported recently, WHO says, adding that the cases have resulted in more than 325 thousand deaths. What should you do to keep yourself from this virus? 36 . 1. Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. It is quite necessary to clean your hands with soap and water completely for at least 20 seconds before you have meals and after using the toilet, especially after you return home. If you are not careful enough to contact with animals or deal with animal wastes, you’d better wash your hands with alcohol-based rub. 37 , so this is very important. 2. 38 When it comes to human-to-human transmission (传播) of the viruses, it often happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions (分泌物) , such as droplets (小水滴，飞沫) in a cough. Therefore, when you cough or sneeze, you should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve, but avoid covering with your hands directly. 3. Wear masks. Wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to protect you from getting infected. Make sure to wear it properly by tightening up the nose clip and pulling the bottom of it over your chin. 39 if you are not feeling well or have symptoms of fever. 4. Take exercise regularly. 40 . It can strengthen your heart and ensure the efficient flow of blood throughout the body. Besides, it can also improve you immune system, to some degree making it helpful to get away from the viruses and illnesses. Come on! Move your body, and you will become stronger and stronger. All in all, if you have symptoms of fever and respiratory infection, you must seek immediate medical attention. A. A mask is also needed to prevent you from spreading germs to others. B. Taking exercise regularly is one of the most important ways to stay away from the virus. C. Here are some suggestions you can follow in your daily life. D. If you want to take exercise, you should get up early. E. Animals are very dangerous. F. Viruses can spread from human contact with animals. G. Cover nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing. 第三部分 语言知识运用（共两节，满分45分） 第一节（共20小题；每小题1.5分，满分30分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 At the age of eleven, what I desired most in my life was to have a pogo stick (弹簧单高跷) . In my opinion, if I 41 the pogo stick, it’s sure that the circus (马戏团) would want to 42 42 me for my unbelievable skills, so I could help my parents make our life 43 . When Christmas season rolled around I 44 my mother that the only thing I wanted was a pogo stick. My mother 45 it was too expensive and that we simply couldn’t 46 one. On a Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks before Christmas, my mom and dad said to me we needed to go to the bank to pay for our 47 bill. After my mother and I were at the 48 48 paying the bill, my dad came walking out from a tool store with a long thin 49 . I remembered wondering at that very moment 50 it was a pogo stick in that box. The Charismas morning was great and disappointing. After all the wrapping paper was cleaned up, I got some nice gifs 51 didn’t get the one that I really wanted. Inside the box was a 52 old broom! Suddenly my dad said he needed to tend to something in the kitchen. When he came back in, he was 53 my beautiful pogo stick. I couldn’t believe it, how they were able to 54 the money for it and why they 55 me with the broom. I was so 56 56 that I couldn’t let the pogo stick out of my 57 . That was many years ago and I still valued those Christmas 58 in mind. Although we didn’t have much 59 , my parents gave me the most important fit of all, full of 60 . 41. A. created 42. A. train 43. A. worse 44. A. ordered 45. A. replied 46. A. rent 47. A. cash 48. A. hotel 49. A. case 50. A. whether 51. A. and 52. A. nice 53. A. losing 54. A. save 55. A. joked 56. A. puzzled 57. A. touch 58. A. adventures 59. A. money 60. A. mind B. bought B. teach B. easier B. told B. implied B. replace B. credit B. restaurant B. bag B. why B. but B. weak B. destroying B. collect B. beat B. disappointed B. order B. memories B. knowledge B. praise C. made C. employ C. harder C. required C. guessed C. afford C. tax C. market C. box C. as C. or C. strong C. carrying C. raise C. offered C. frightened C. control C. warnings C. experience C. love D. mastered D. understand D. poorer D. suggested D. observed D. borrow D. school D. counter D. stick D. how D. otherwise D. stupid D. describing D. waste D. stroke D. excited D. sight D. challenges D. time D. shame 第二节（共10小题；每小题1.5分，满分15分） 阅读下面短文，在空白处填入1个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。 Leshan, a city not far from Chengdu, covers an area of more than 12,720 square kilometers with 6161 population of about 3.5 million. 62 (locate) at the confluence of the Dadu, Qingyi and Min rivers in Sichuan Province, it has four different 63 (season). Winter is short, mild and dry, while summer is long, hot and humid. Leshan was founded decades ago. As the important 64 (industry) city in Sichuan Province, she 65 (success) hosted the Sichuan International Tourism Expo and Leshan International Marathon, and 66 (attract) the attention of the whole country. Meanwhile, it has many modern business districts, 67 (make) it easy for people to go shopping. Famous 68 a national historical and cultural city, Leshan is also a great city to enjoy your holiday and it’s very delightful 69 (travel) there. There are many places of interest, of 70 70 the Giant Stone Buddha, Mount Emei are really worth visiting. What’s more, it manages to entertain its tourists with various foods such as Bobo Chicken, Foot Beef, and Stewed Duck. 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。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（∧），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：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 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。 A recent study shows that many high-school student do not have breakfast. As a result, they are not health and do badly in study. When asking the reasons for not having breakfast, some students say they think it unnecessary have the least important meal of the day. Others say we want to have a few extra minutes in bed. In addition, a few girls say they want to lose the weight. Actually, breakfast can provide the most important energy which is needed every day. So it’s suggested that every student has breakfast properly every day. What’s more, have breakfast can help you study more efficient. 第二节 书面表达（满分25分） 假定你是李华，你想邀请你的英国笔友John暑假期间来中国沿古代丝绸之路旅行。请根据提示给他写一封电子邮件，内容要点如下： 1.写信目的； 2.旅行的方式和时间； 3.旅行期间的活动安排； 4.期盼回复。 注意：1.词数100左右； 2.可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3.古代丝绸之路：the Ancient Silk Road。 乐山十校高2022届第二学期半期联考 英语参考答案及评分意见 第一部分（共20小题；每小题1.5分，满分30分） 1-5 CCBAB 6-10 CBABA 11-15 BAABC 16-20 ABACC 第二部分 第一节（共15小题；每小题2分，满分30分） 21-23 ACD 24-27 BBAD 28-31 BADC 32-35 CBDC 第二节（共5小题；每小题2分，满分10） 36-40 CFGAB 第三部分 第一节（共20小题；每小题1.5分，满分30分） 41-45 DCBBA 46-50 CBDCA 51-55 BDCAA 56-60 DDBAC 第二节（共10小题；每小题1.5分，满分15分） 61. a 62. Located 63. seasons 64.industrial 65. successfully 66. attracted 67. making 68. as 69. to travel 70. which 第四部分 第一节（共10小题；每小题1分，满分10分） A recent study shows that many high-school student do not have breakfast. As a students result, they are not health and do badly in study. healthy When asking the reasons for not having breakfast, some students say they think it asked unnecessary∧ have the least important meal of the day. Others say we want to have a to they few extra minutes in bed. In addition, a few girls say they want to lose the weight. 去掉the Actually, breakfast can provide the most important energy which is needed every that day. So it’s suggested that every student has breakfast properly every day. What’s have more, have breakfast can help you study more efficient. having efficiently 第二节 书面表达（满分25分） （一）评分原则 1．本题总分为25分，按5个档次给分。 2．评分时，先根据文章所表达的要点和语言质量初步确定其所属档次，然后以该档次的要求来衡量，确定或调整档次，最后给分。 3．词数少于80或多于120的，从总分中减去2分。 4．评分时，应注意的主要内容为：内容要点、应用词汇和语法结构的数量和准确性以及上下文的连贯性。 5．拼写与标点符号是语言准确性的一个方面，评分时，应视其对交际的影响程度予以考虑。英、美拼写及词汇用法均可接受。 6．如书写较差以致影响交际，可将分数，降低一个档次。 （二） 内容要点 1.写信目的；2 . 旅行的方式和时间；3. 旅行期间的活动安排；4. 期盼回复。 （三） 各档次的给分范围和要求 第五档 （21~25分）：完全完成了试题规定的任务，完全达到了预期的写作目的。 —覆盖所有内容要点。 —应用了较多的语法结构和词汇。 —语法结构或词汇方面有些许错误，但为尽力使用较复杂结构或较高级词汇所致；具备较强的语言运用能力。 —有效地使用了语句间的连接成分，使全文结构紧凑。 第四档（16~20分）：完成了试题规定的任务，达到了预期的写作目的。 —虽漏掉一两个次重点，但覆盖所有主要内容。 —应用的语法结构和词汇能满足任务的要求。 —语法结构或词汇方面应用基本准确，些许错误主要是因尝试较复杂 语法结构或词汇所致。 —应用简单的语句间的连接成分，使全文结构紧凑。 第三档（1l~15分）：基本完成了试题规定的任务，基本达到了预期的写作目的。 —虽漏掉一些内容，但覆盖所有主要内容。 —应用的语法结构和词汇能满足任务的要求。 —有一些语法结构或词汇方面的错误，但不影响理解。 —应用简单的语句间的连接成分，使全文内容连贯。 第二档（6~10分）：未适当完成试题规定的任务，信息未能清楚地传达给读者。 —漏掉或未描述清楚一些主要内容，写了一些无关内容。 —语法结构单调、词汇项目有限。 —有一些语法结构或词汇方面的错误，影响了对写作内容的理解。 —较少使用语句间的连接成分，内容缺少连贯性。 第—档（1~5分）：未完成试题规定的任务，信息未能传达给读者。 —明显遗漏主要内容，写了一些无关内容，原因可能是未理解试题要求。 —语法结构单调、词汇项目有限。 —较多语法结构或词汇方面的错误，影响对写作内容的理解。 —缺乏语句间的连接成分，内容不连贯。 不得分（0分）：未能传达给读者任何信息：内容太少，无法评判；写的内容均与所要求内容无关或所写内容无法看清。 （四）One possible version: Dear John, How are you doing? Having known that you have a great interest in ancient China, I’m writing to invite you to travel along the Ancient Silk Road in China during this summer holiday. The journey will last for two weeks from July 20. We will get on a train in Xi’an, the beginning of the Silk Road, and get off in Xinjiang, in the northwest of China, more than 2.5 thousand kilometers away. During the journey, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery and experience various local cultures, communicating with each other and deepening our friendship. Besides, the organizer will show us some brilliant performances about the history in that time, which will absolutely make us have a good view. It is my belief that this journey is sure to leave a deep impression on us and we will have great fun travelling together. I’m looking forward to your early reply. Yours, Li Hua 附：听力原文 Text 1 M: Are you free today, Shirley? W: Oh, yes. No school and no homework. I’m going to swim this afternoon. Text 2 W: Peter, when is your father’s birthday? M: Well, it is September 10th today. My father’s birthday is in ten days’ time. Text 3 W: If I go to Washington D. C., will you meet me there? M: I have to go to New York first, and then Chicago. But if I have time, I’ll meet you there on Friday. Text 4 W: I’m going to the bookstore later. I need to buy a copy of Invisible Man for English class. M: You should borrow my copy instead. I’ve already underlined the most important parts. Text 5 W: Would you spare some time to see me tomorrow, Jerry? M: Let me check. In the morning I’ll have an appointment at 9 o’clock, and then have a meeting at 10 o’clock. Well, I’m available the whole afternoon. Text 6 W: Hi, Mr. Brown, my name is Joanna Linden. I was told that I’d be working on your team. M: Hello, it’s nice to meet you. You can call me Mark. I hear you’ve worked on a few magazines before. W: Yes, I worked as a designer for Sports Weekly and Swim World. I’m very excited to be joining you on National Football. I used to play football when I was younger. M: Wonderful, so you have experience as a designer. I think you’ll be great for the magazine. Let me show you to your desk, and then we’ll meet the editor in chief. Text 7 W: Hi, David. What would you like to be when you leave school? M: I have no idea. But my cousin is a sailor in the navy. He sent me postcards from the ports where the ship stops. It’s exciting. W: Are you going to be a sailor then? M: Well, I don’t think it’s a good job for me. W: What do you think of my job, teaching? M: It’s quite boring. I would prefer to work as a journalist. Text 8 W: Say “Ah” and let me have a look at your throat… Well, Mr. Smith… I strongly advise you to take a good rest and you’d better not talk… M: Oh, no. Doctor… I can’t… my job… W: What do you do, Mr. Smith? M: I teach English, Doctor. I’m afraid I can’t have any rest recently. My students are… they are about to take the university entrance exam in July. There isn’t enough time left. All the other teachers all work very hard to help students prepare for the exam. W: I know exactly how you feel! But Mr. Smith, you must stop teaching for at least one week, or the problem could get worse. Text 9 M: Jessie, long time no see. Where have you been recently? W: I was in a town near Boston for three months and I’ve just come back. I was helping in a research program. M: How nice! Did you enjoy your stay there? W: Yes. I like to work there. I mean, the people I worked with are very friendly and helpful. And I’m going back in March. M: Did you go sightseeing there? W: No. We were very busy. We are planning to finish the rest before Christmas. But I took part in quite a few parties with my friends, and I will never forget the big meal on Thanksgiving Day and the fun we had on Boxing Day. M: What day? I’ve never heard of it. W: It is a day following Christmas Day. M: You certainly learned a lot from there. Text 10 M: Attention, please! I have an announcement to make. First, welcome all of you to the USA! My name is Bill Smith. I want to tell you what you are going to do during your stay in New York. Tomorrow morning, our headmaster will make a brief introduction to our school to you. In the afternoon, you will visit the lab building and the library. On Tuesday morning, you are going to visit the famous Statue of Liberty. And I will tell you some interesting stories about it. In the afternoon, you will visit Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. You can take some photos over there. In the evening, a party is going to be held. On Wednesday morning, you will have a talk with some students of our class. After lunch, you are going to Washington by train at 3 pm.