例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15 B. £9.15 C. £9.18
1. When should the passengers check in for flight 452?
A. At 3:50. B. At 4:50. C. At 5:50.
2. Where does the conversation take place?
A. At a music hall. B. At a restaurant. C. At a store.
3. How will the man go to the North?
A. By air. B. By train. C. By bus.
4. What will the woman probably do on Thursday?
A. Have dinner with the man. B. Prepare for a job interview. C. Go to a concert.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. New dictionaries. B. Forms of language. C. Development of language.
6. Where is the man?
A. In a library. B. In a classroom. C. In an Internet bar.
7. What is the speakers’ trouble?
A. They can’t get on the Internet.
B. They can’t finish the project on time.
C. They can’t find much information on the project.
8. What will the woman do this weekend finally?
A. Have a barbecue. B. Go sightseeing. C. Stay at home.
9. What will the man’s family celebrate?
A. A birthday. B. A wedding. C. The birth of a baby.
10. What course is the man going to take?
A. Chinese. B. Japanese. C. French.
11. What level does the man prefer?
A. Beginners. B. Lower intermediate. C. Upper intermediate.
12. When will the man start his course?
A. In January. B. In August. C. In September
13. What did Charles think of space travel as a boy?
A. Attractive. B. Uninteresting. C. Impossible.
14. What did the man do just before he became an astronaut?
A. A pilot. B. A trainer. C. A captain.
15. What did Charles consider to be the hardest part of the training?
A. Moving his arms and fingers.
B. Practicing landing and taking off.
C. Wearing a spacesuit 8 eight hours a day.
16. What will the man talk about next?
A. His future plan.
B. His experience on the moon.
C. His feeling of being chosen to go to the moon.
17. Which place does the speaker especially recommend to tourists?
A. The lighthouse. B. The National Library. C. The Military Museum.
18. What can tourists do on the Seafarer?
A. Dance at night. B. Enjoy three nice meals. C. Look around some shops.
19. What do we know about the climbing wall?
A. It lies near the sea.
B. It is especially popular with kids.
C. It is designed for different levels of people.
20. Why is the City Sights Tour highly recommended?
A. It is a tour by the sea. B. It is suitable for everyone. C. It is on the San Fernando River.
Don’t let your kids be bored this summer! Join the Summer Fun Holiday Club at Canterbury College. Choose from over 30 activities which take place between 28 July and 8 August.
Just complete the Registration Form and return it to Canterbury College in person or by post with payments. Payments must be made in cash, by check, or by credit card before your child’s first day.
Download the Registration Form.
What do I need to know?
Age: The summer Fun Holiday Club is designed for 11 — 16 year olds.
Prices:￡10 per half day, ￡20 per day and￡80 per 5 days.
Arrival & Parking: All people should arrive at the College main reception 15 minutes before the start time. We have a large drop-off and pick-up area. Parking on site is for disabled visitors only — public car parks can be found a few minutes’ walk from site.
Lunch & Breaks: You will need a packed lunch for the 30 minutes’ lunch break. Vending machines (自动售货机) are available for drinks and snacks.
Collection: Children should be collected within 15 minutes of the finish time.
Refunds (退款) Policy: Refunds will only be given with a 48 hour’s notice ahead of time. To cancel, call 01227-811259 or email [email protected]
Clothing: Some activities may be messy, so please ensure that your child brings clothing suitable for their activities and ensure sensible footwear is worn.
First Aid & Losses: Canterbury College has a devoted first aider at all times, but will not be responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings.
Please note that we are currently finalizing our list: Please email [email protected] to receive the finalized leaflet of event.
21. What’s the main purpose of the text?
A. To ask for advice. B. To attract customers.
C. To present schedules. D. To introduce Canterbury College.
22. If you want to cancel an activity, you have to ________.
A. go to the main reception B. fill in an application form
C. provide a credit card number D. contact the club 2 days in advance
23. The Summer Fun Holiday Club offers participants ________.
A. timely first aid B. free drinks and snacks
C. breakfast and lunch D. an Internet connection
International students seeking a medical degree in the U.S. face serious difficulties.
There is often a language barrier. Students from non-English speaking countries could have a hard time understanding their work or communicating with professors. Also, a medical education is very costly. First, students must complete an undergraduate (本科) degree. Then, most medical schools require at least four years of study. After medical school, students do at least three more years of training in their specific medical fields. In addition, many medical programs at public universities in the U.S. don’t accept international students.
However, receiving a medical education in the U.S. is not impossible. Fatima Ismail is evidence. The 32-year-old from Dubai says she knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very early age.
“I was always attracted by the brain and how it functions. And I love working with children. There is a huge population of children with developmental disabilities that are not taken care of very well in Middle East in general and my home country, in particular.”
So, Ismail completed medical school in her home country. Then, she applied to a residency program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
“It’s a very competitive (竞争激烈的) process. Being an international medical school graduate, you have fewer chances to be accepted because the priority (优先) would be for the U.S. graduates. Having said that, it’s not impossible. All that you need to do is, basically, early planning.”
Planning is highly important for foreign students seeking admission to U.S. medical schools.
School administrators (校方) suggest international students should apply to residency programs in the U.S. after completing medical schools at home. Or they should begin their American medical education at the undergraduate level.
24. What difficulties are international students facing?
A. Language and diet. B. Culture and custom.
C. Expenses and language. D. Custom and ways of education.
25. From Fatima Ismail’s experience, we can learn that ________.
A. it’d hard to pay for the education of four years’ study in the US
B. any difficulty can be overcome as long as a person tries his best
C. international medical school graduates won’t be accepted in the US
D. planning in advance is important for being admitted to U.S. medical schools
26. To be a doctor in the U.S., how many years will you spend in medical school and training at least?
A. 6 years. B. 7 years. C. 9 years. D. 11 years.
27. Which is a better way to be admitted to the US medical schools?
A. Start the American education of medicine at the undergraduate level.
B. Take part in the international student exchange program.
C. Apply for a language school in the US.
D. Complete medical education abroad.
Prince George is probably the most photographed three-year-old in the world. How could anyone forget that lovely face? And no matter where they’re taken, all photos of Prince George have one thing in common: he’s always wearing shorts. So what’s the deal? Is he fighting back against the physical and social constraint (约束) of trousers? Can he not find any trousers that fit? Does he just feel naturally warm all the time?
“Boys wear short trousers until they are 8. It is very English,” expert William Hanson told Harper’s Bazaar U.K.” Trousers are for older boys and men, while shorts on young boys is one of these silent class markers (标志物) that we have in England. Although times are slowly changing, a pair of trousers on a young is considered quite middle-class — quite suburban (土气的). And no royal would want to be considered suburban.
Hanson went on to explain the origins of this tradition. Dating back to the 16th century, young boys would wear dresses. This type of clothing made it easier to repair dresses to fit for a growing child when money for new clothes was tight. Once they were about eight, they would receive their first pair of trousers.
The royal family is quite attentive to following traditions, like these rules, so it’s no surprise that they proudly keep this one alive as well. In fact, there are pictures of Prince William and Prince Harry wearing similar clothes in their early years as well. That’s not to say that Prince George will never wear trousers until he goes to school. After all, those English winters can be pretty cold. But it’s likely he won’t be photographed in them.
28. Why is Prince George always in shorts?
A. He isn’t afraid of cold. B. To look lovely in photographs.
C. He feels comfortable and free in them. D. To show his social position and fashion.
29. What made dresses popular in the 16th century?
A. The special training. B. The dresses’ low cost.
C. The way to repair clothes. D. The dresses’ convenience.
30. What does the underlined part “this one” mean?
A. Young boys’ wearing shorts.
B. Young boys’ wearing dresses.
C. Prince’s wearing similar clothes in their early years.
D. Prince’s not receiving their first pair of trousers until 8.
31. What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A. The royal family is proud and stubborn.
B. Prince George never wears shorts in winter.
C. The royal family respects traditions in public.
D. Prince William and Prince Harry have similar tastes.
People who studied plants have found out that plants carry a small electrical charge (电荷). It’s possible to measure this charge with a small piece of equipment called “galvanometer”. The galvanometer is placed on a leaf of the plant, and it records any changes in the electrical field of the leaf.
A man called Backster used a galvanometer for his studies of plants and was very surprised at his results. He found that if he had two or more plants in a room and he began to destroy one of them — perhaps by pulling off its leaves or by pulling it out of its pot — then the galvanometer on the leaves of the other plants showed a change in the electrical field. It seemed as if the plants were showing a feeling of shock. This happened not only when Backster started to destroy plants, but also when he destroyed other living things such as insects.
Backster said that the plants also knew if someone had destroyed a living thing some distance away, because they signaled when a man, who had just cut down a tree, entered the room.
Another scientist, named Sauvin, achieved similar results to Backster’s. He kept galvanometers fixed to his plants all the time and checked regularly to see what the plants were doing. If he was out of the office, he telephoned to find out about the signals the plants were sending. In this way, he found that the plants were sending out signals at the exact times when he felt strong pleasure or pain. In fact, Sauvin could cause a change in the electrical field of his plants over a distance of a few miles simply by thinking about them.
32. Backster was surprised at the results of his studies because __________.
A. he destroyed a plant by pulling off its leaves
B. he found that plants carry a small electrical charge
C. he found that plants could express feelings of shock
D. the galvanometer on the leaves of the other plants didn’t show any change
33. The plants sent out signals when __________.
A. there were two or more plants in a room
B. Backster destroyed plants or other living things
C. a man was cutting down a tree some distance away
D. Backster placed the galvanometer on the leaves of the plants
34. The scientist named Sauvin __________.
A. found out some of the same things that Backster did
B. didn’t get the same sort of results as Backster did
C. got different results from Backster’s
D. disagreed with Backster’s ideas
35. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. A tree will signal when it has been cut down.
B. Sauvin could only make his plants receive nearby signals.
C. The electrical charge plants carry may shock or frighten us.
D. Plants have feelings because they can send and receive signals.
Here are some ways to help you have a happier and more successful life:
36 Instead of saying, “Why is this happening to me?” you say, “What can I learn from this?” Trust that anything difficult in life is temporary. Then life will get better. 37 Without life’s challenges, we would never know what we are truly made of. Therefore, we become stronger and more confident in the process.
38 It actually works! Don’t say it doesn’t work until you’ve tried it. We all have a blueprint (蓝图) for our lives and making plans will help us realize it.
Take care of people around you honestly. 39 If you truly care about your friends, family or someone else, they’ll stick with you through high and low because they know you care about them.
Refuse to compare your progress with others. It will only serve to destroy your confidence. Everyone is at different stages in their lives. If you understand that you’re right where you’re supposed to be, then it won’t matter what others are doing. You are unique with special qualities, talents, skills and so on. 40
A. Pay attention to your imagination.
B. The power of making plans cannot be ignored.
C. Try to learn from the difficult situations you meet.
D. Everything you’ve experienced has been in preparation.
E. It is through the toughest times we learn what we’re able to do.
F. There is no one like you, so how can you compare yourself to others?
G. People can see right through you and can feel whether you’re honest or not.
One summer, Aunt Betta and Uncle Bill invited me to travel with them back home to Pennsylvania. I had never been 41 Los Angeles and was eager to meet our relatives.
Our first night, we drove through the desert, and then through roads cut through hills.
The next day we went through the Rocky Mountains. It was 42 driving up long inclines (斜坡) with abrupt U-shape turns on the steep hillsides, then driving 43 slowly with great caution. Beyond Colorado, we drove through miles of 44 , where I saw actual food being grown. I 45 some of the crops.
In one small town we passed through, Aunt Betta decided I needed new 46 and took me to a country 47 . I was used to 48 dresses and skirts. Now I had my first pair of jeans, a flannel shirt, shorts and a T-shirt. I loved them all.
49 we reached our destination. Uncle Bill’s aunt had a perfect little two-story house. The first thing I 50 was a bed in a cute little room — for me! I looked forward to that. It would be like sleeping in a dollhouse.
In the backyard, I saw red things 51 the back fence. Uncle Bill’s uncle said, “I think you never ate a 52 tomato in Los Angeles.” I hadn’t. He 53 picked one for me.
I met all my new aunts, uncles and cousins. My cousins taught me how to do cartwheels (侧手翻) in the big front yard. Country people have more 54 , I thought.
All the adults cried when we 55 , but I took home all the 56 of everything I’d seen. Back in Los Angeles, my lungs hurt when I took a deep breath. I 57 the fresh air. I dreamed of tomatoes planted by my aunt and uncle. My country clothes seemed out of 58 , but I wore them anyway.
I was two weeks late starting 59 , but I told my teachers only that I’d been in Pennsylvania and decided to 60 all the rest to myself. If only they could have experienced everything that I did!
41. A. outside B. across C. in D. to
42. A. boring B. embarrassing C. frightening D. confusing
43. A. away B. past C. out D. down
44. A. buildings B. farmland C. hills D. rock
45. A. recognized B. found C. realized D. harvested
46. A. clothes B. crops C. toys D. tools
47. A. hotel B. pub C. path D. store
48. A. preparing B. sewing C. buying D. wearing
49. A. At last B. Above all C. For the moment D. On the contrary
50. A. took B. searched C. noticed D. owned
51. A. flying over B. growing up C. circling above D. packing into
52. A. red B. ripe C. homegrown D. manmade
53. A. suddenly B. immediately C. gradually D. temporarily
54. A. ideas B. materials C. interest D. space
55. A. drove B. talked C. parted D. met
56. A. copies B. memories C. pictures D. pleasures
57. A. breathed B. missed C. forgot D. preferred
58. A. shape B. sight C. work D. place
59. A. vacation B. journey C. school D. work
60. A. keep B. own C. describe D. give
The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing 61 (popular) in the international world of high fashion. The name “cheongsam”, 62 (mean) simply “long dress”, entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China’s Guangdong Province. In other 63 (part) of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as “qipao”, which has a history behind it.
After the early Manchu (满族) rulers came to China, the Manchu women normally wore a one-piece dress which came to be called “qipao”. 64 the rule of the Qing Dynasty was ended in 1911, the female dress survived the 65 (politics) change and, with later improvements, has become the traditional dress for Chinese women.
The cheongsam, 66 neck is high, collar closed, fits well the female Chinese figure, and its sleeves may be either short, medium or full length, depending 67 seasons or tastes. In addition, it is not too difficult 68 (make). Nor does it need too much material. Another beauty of the cheongsam is that, they can 69 (wear) either on casual or formal occasions. In either case, it 70 (create) an impression of simple and quiet charm, elegance and neatness.
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I’m thankful to you for your kindly help in the oral English training course. I was shy in past. When stay with my classmates, I tried to talk with them in English, so I often made mistakes. Whenever I was met foreigners, I had a strong desire to practice English. However, I am not brave enough to open my mouth, that worried me for a long time. Luckily enough, by the help of your training course, I smoothed away all these difficult. Now I’d appreciate it if you can found a better way for me to improve my writing.
You asked me how I got along with my English learning in your last letter. ___________________________
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1. Where will the performance be presented?
A. In a concert room. B, In a movie theatre. C. In an opera house.
2. What does the man often do at weekends?
A. He watches matches. B. He visits museums. C. He goes shopping.
3. When will the man’s daughter see a doctor?
A. At 1:45. B. At 11:50. C. At 11:15.
4. What does the woman care about the shoes?
A. The colour. B. The shape. C. The weight.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A film. B. A trip. C. A photo.
6. How did the woman feel about winning the competition?
A. Surprised. B. Confidents C. Excited.
7. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. improve his writing skills. B. Meet a journalist. C. Give her some advice.
8. Why is the woman at the shop?
A. To see the shop manager. B. To have the CD exchanged. C. To collect some information.
9. What is the man’s attitude toward the woman?
A. Patient. B. Bored. C Angry.
10. What relation is Jack to the woman?
A. Her neighbor. B. Her colleague. C. Her husband.
11. What can we learn about Jack?
A. He cannot cook at all. B. He does lots of housework. C. His office is far from home.
12. What does the woman help do at home?
A. Do some cleaning. B. Do some washing. C. Do some cooking.
13. What does the woman think of Mark Twain’s biography?
A. Informative. B. Adventurous. C. Boring.
14. Which place inspired the fictional town in Mark Twain’s book?
A. New Orleans. B. Hannibal. C. New York City.
15. What happened to Mark Twain in 1859?
A. He met Horace. B. He left his hometown. C. He became a steamboat pilot.
16. How did Mark Twain get his pen name?
A. It was given by his father. B. It came from his job. C. It was suggested by Pilot Horace.
17. Who are the intended listeners of the talk?
A. Officers who hope to improve international understanding.
B. Students who want lo get further education.
C. Volunteers who can work abroad.
18. What kind of project does the one in Japan belong to?
A. A .short-term project. B. A medium-term project, C. A long term project.
19. What docs the project in Poland demand?
A. Medical experience. B. Language ability. C. Physical work.
20. Where will the medical students work?
A. In a center for disabled children. B. In a children’s holiday center. C. In a village of Japan.
It is quite natural for all of us to want to preserve and protect the foods we purchase. With that in mind, we always think that the best way to do that is by putting them in our refrigerators. However, the following foods should never be placed in the fridge.
Bananas should never be placed inside the refrigerator because they keep nutrients better outside the fridge. Bananas are better kept on the counter until they ripen. The cold temperatures actually slow down the ripening process of the bananas, while the wetness and darkness of the fridge will only lead to rotting.
Potatoes should be placed in a cool, dry and dark space. The cold temperature of the fridge can turn starch (淀粉) into sugar more rapidly. It is also recommended that potatoes be removed from plastic or paper bags they may have been placed in. Also, keep them unwashed, as well in an uncovered cardboard box.
Placing garlic in your refrigerator will actually cause it to shoot. The garlic will also rotten and even rubbery. Moreover, inside your fridge, the look of the garlic will rarely change. This means you won’t be able to tell if it’s any good until you finally slice it open.
Placing your onions inside your refrigerator will eventually end up turning them rotten and soft. Unpeeled onions should be kept out of plastic bags and fridge. One of the reasons for this is because unpeeled onions require and need air exposure for maximum life. If you have peeled (剥皮) an onion though, then you should keep it in the fridge, in a covered container.
21. Why should bananas be kept at normal temperature?
A. They can keep fresh long. B. They can remain their hardness.
C. They can keep their normal colour. D. They can grow delicious to eat.
22. What should you do to keep potatoes well?
A. Wrap them in paper bags. B. Put them in open containers.
C. Keep them in airtight cardboard boxes. D. Store them in a cool, wet and dark space.
23. Which of the following can be stored in the fridge under certain condition?
A. Bananas. B. Potatoes. C. Onions. D. Garlic.
Today, I made the time to listen to a person new to me, who I met was parking my car, “Perfect”, he said as he walked by me as I checked how considerately I parked. He was a clean cut gentleman sharing his feelings about his grown kids, parenting mistakes he is aware of, while expressing a realization to slay clear of destructive addictions.
I listened patiently and kindly. He seemed quite comfortable with me, in need of some treatment letting go of his thoughts and emotions. After talking for a while, I had to go inside, and I asked him to wait on the sidewalk and I’d be right back with some gifts for him. He was so receptive ail along, and I could feel the desires of his heart. I returned to him with bookmarks. I encouraged him, also, with a couple of inspirational thoughts to live by: To focus on what you want — how you want to feel and how you want to live and experience life.
This experience is a good thing to me, meeting this gentleman as I am experiencing the challenges of trying to be a positive encouragement to my daughter Angel in fighting her illness. I know Angel has the desire too, although in a different way and at a different level in her growth.
I’ve received little to no reaction from Angel about the positive encouragement of the family. On the other hand, this gentleman paid attention. Some of this, of course, is the big age difference, I imagine. Anyhow, I extended myself in friendship to have a walk and talk with my daughter early tomorrow morning, so as to be a curing support, and it feels good for me, too — although far outside my usual comfort zone.
24. What did the author react to the man’s talk?
A. She showed great pity to him. B. She chatted with him warmly.
C. She left him to go shopping. D. She tried to be a good listener.
25. Which of the following matches the author’s advice to the man?
A. Follow your own will to live. B. Do your best to change your life.
C. Live a meaningful life of your own. D. Gather your bravery to pull through.
26. What did the man and the author’s daughter have in common?
A. They had unique characters. B. They accepted advice easily.
C. They faced personal problems. D. They were strong-will persons.
27. What would the author do the next day?
A. Get in touch with the man. B. Take her daughter to hospital.
C. Communicate with her daughter. D. Tell her daughter to learn from the man.
Climate change has had a number of effects on cities around the world, including rising see levels. And, this has become an especially big problem for coastal cities. City officials must now prepare for higher tides on their coasts. The American city of Miami is one example. Located in South Florida, Miami is home to nearly 3 million people and billions of dollars in land and buildings.
Miami is one of the cities in America most at risk for rising sea levels. The waterfront is central to Miami’s culture and economy. But as the seas rise with climate change .the water will not stay put. Large parts of South Florida are in danger of being under water in the coming years. Across Biscayne Bay, the City of Miami Beach is making improvements - raising streets, adding water pumps and more.
It is costing the city a lot of money. Local communities will spend 500 million dollars for the improvements. Thankfully, the residents, the folks that are paying the bill for this work, realize that the cost of doing nothing is much greater. A possibility officials are discussing with residents is for city to buy homes in some places where flooding has been a problem. The city would then turn that land into parks of grassland that could hold the water.
Over time, the city may need to take bigger risks. Miami’s future depends largely on how much, and how fast, the oceans rise.
Caroline Lewis leads the climate activism group, the CLEO Institute. She says cities cannot avoid the need to move inland. But, she says，a well-planned withdrawal (撤退) could include measures to keep people safely in place for as long as possible. And, she says, the world could learn from such a model. In these two Florida cities built on wetlands, there remains a lot of hopefulness.
28. What threat does the city of Miami face?
A. It needs people’s support to keep safe.
B. It will be flooded with rising sea water.
C. It doesn’t know how to get out of trouble.
D. It needs much money to slop rising water.
29. What does the underlined part “stay put” in Paragraph 2 mean?
A. Keep rising. B. Make trouble.
C. Remain still. D. Spread in one direction.
30. What do the people there agree to do with their problem?
A. Leave as it is. B. Get ready to flee.
C. Donate money for it. D. Take action against it.
31. Which of the following best matches Caroline Lewis’ opinion?
A. Making coastal cities exist as long as possible.
B. Warning the world of such a natural disaster.
C. Ensuring people to live there safely forever.
D. Moving coastal cities to safe places soon.
Gravity signals that race through the ground at the speed of light could help seismologists(地震学家) get a better handle on the size of large, destructive quakes soon after they hit，a study suggests. The tiny changes in Earth’s gravitational field, created when the ground shifts, arrive at earthquake monitoring stations well before earthquake waves.
“The good thing we can do with these signals is have quick information on the magnitude (震级) of the quake,” says Martin Vaillée, a seismologist at the Paris Institute of Earth Physics.
Earthquake equipment in China and South Korea picked up gravity signals immediately after the magnitude-9. 1 Tohoku earthquake that destroyed parts of Japan in 2011. The signals appear as tiny accelerations on earthquake-recording equipment, more than a minute before the seismic waves show up.
“We can look before the earthquake waves arrive,” says Vallée. “If we see nothing, we can say that the quake that made these was maybe large, but not huge. If we see the signals, it means we really have a very big quake. ”
Had seismologists been monitoring for gravity changes, they might have realized sooner just how big the Tohoku earthquake was. A small increase in an earthquake’s magnitude means a large change in the energy released by the quake-and the destruction expected. That information is important for emergency responders as they decide what resources to arrange.
It’ll be a major contribution if gravitational waves can beat down the time needed to know that a big earthquake is big. But much work remains before gravity signals can be considered a reliable tool in the vital minutes after a big quake. A few extra minutes of warning can save lives, particularly in coastal areas where people can flee ahead of an incoming tsunami.
32. What can be judged if gravity signals appear on the equipment?
A. When earthquakes will take place. B. When a terrible tsunami is coming
C. What degree an earthquake reaches. D. How quickly a huge earthquake spreads.
33. How is the study of gravity signals progressing?
A. It’s already been used to predict quakes. B. It is not getting along quite well.
C. It is gating on smoothly. D. It needs further research,
34. What is the practical benefit of this discovery?
A. Predicting earthquakes successfully.
B. Offering a longer time to save lives.
C. Letting scientists better know earthquakes.
D. Replacing the present earthquake prediction.
35. Which of following can be the best title for the text?
A. Gravity signals could speedily warn of huge quakes
B. Scientists have more than one way to forecast quakes.
C. Human beings are no longer afraid of huge quakes.
D. Advanced technology could prevent huge quakes.
Helpful Pet Tips
Selecting the Right Pet
Keep the following questions in mind before bringing home a new companion:
◇ _36_ A large dog will need lots of room to exercise, so if you live in a small apartment, you may prefer the company of a cat.
◇ How much attention can you give? You don’t want your new pet to be lonely if you frequently work late or travel. A fish is a wise choice.
◇ Do you have children or will children frequently visit your home? Some animals are just better with kids due to their nature. _37_
Are there any tasks you would like the animal to perform? If you’re looking for a guard dog, you’ll want different qualities than if you’re purely seeking companionship.
Keeping Pets Healthy and Happy
One of the top pet lips for potential owners is making .sure you’re feeding your new friend properly. Ask your veterinarian about the nutritional needs of an animal of its age, size and breeding, _38_ In addition, owners must safeguard the health of their pets. This means staying up-to-date on immunizations(防疫针) and check-ups. _39_ In this way, you can help you notice the first signs of potential illness. Timely treatment can prevent any unnecessary suffering or ill effects.
_40_ This helps keep animals at a healthy weight while also providing opportunities for pets and owners to bond. In the end, attention and affection will go a long way toward keeping your new family member happy and contented.
A. How much space do you have?
B. Some families want a puppy for hours of play.
C. Buy top-quality food or seek out natural food.
D. How much energy do you expect from your pet?
E. Keep an eye out for changes in appearance or behavior.
F. Make sure you’re also devoting proper time to your companion’s exercise.
G. You want a pet that will accept your child’s attention, not get nervous or bite.
I volunteer some of my time in order to give back just a little of what I am so blessed to have. This month. I had an unbelievable opportunity to _41_ my dream, and step out of my _42_ surroundings. I volunteered to go to Guatemale (危地马拉) with an eyeglass.
Our _43_ went to a small town in Guatemala. San Augustin. We _44_ our tables and packages of pre-made _45_in the dirt courtyard of a clinic, get up the Snellen chart on a wall, and began _46_ people. Young and old, they came from many of the _47_ town. Most had never had an eye exam before.
They waited for hours _48_ in the sun, never complaining. If we could help them out with a _49_ pair of glasses they would feel deeply _50 _. Some only left with eye drops or sunglasses, and _51_ these people were grateful.
We saw over a hundred _52_ a day and a good part of those we saw got glasses. We _53_ over and over from people who knew their eyes _54_ help that they had not gone to a doctor because it was too _55_, or had not got the glasses they needed for the same reason. We saw children who were _56_ out of school because they could not see the_57_, and we met women who could not see to thread needles, drivers with _58_ seeing road signs.
We are not doctors, and there were several people we could not help. But for those we could, we watched with pleasure as their lives _59_. What a gift sight is and what a difference it _60_ to see clearly.
41. A. find B. realize C. forget D. break
42. A. strange B. hard C. comfortable D. tiresome
43. A. team B. family C. fiends D. patients
44. A. watched over B. set up C. picked up D. carried away
45. A. clothes B. gifts C. medicine D. glasses
46. A. examining B. greeting C. calming D. feeding
47. A. dangerous B. beautiful C. suffering D. surrounding
48. A. anxiously B. honestly C. patiently D. curiously
49. A. wonderful B. simple C. cheap D. unique
50. A. grateful B. upset C. reliable D. generous
51. A. ever B. then C. rather D. even
52. A. children B. people C. woman D. volunteers
53. A. heard B. admitted C. ignored D. explored
54. A. limited B. offered C. missed D. needed
55. A. unbelievable B. useless C. expensive D. generous
56. A. forced B. taken C. kept D. persuaded
57. A. teacher B. board C. book D. subject
58. A. suffering B. transport C. care D difficult.
59. A. changed B. succeeded C. remained D. recovered
60. A. proves B. decides C. makes D. provides
Sheryl dropped the heart-painted rock into my bag, _61_ (say), “There’s no charge for this. I want to give it you! ”
Her loving energy had attracted me _62_ her display at the artisan’s PopLocal party like a bee to a flower. We had _63_ heart-to-heart chat about _64_ she began painting rocks because of the white feather symbolism shared as _65_ (inspire) between her and an uncle and how it _66_ (eventual) developed into her “bee kind” mission.
From her pocket she pulled a sweet little rock. _67_ (paint) like a bee, with the words “bee kind” on the back. “I paint and give these! ” she shared. “They are in so many _68_ (country) now, even one at the Great Wall of China! ”
I asked if I could take some photos. I saw Sheryl’s smile, and it just lit _69_ (she) whole fact. It just occurred to me that earlier in the day I gave away a heart-shaped “worry stone” and now I _70_ (give) a rock with a heart painted lovingly on it.
I’m glad that I’m getting more interested in English than ever. However, in the past. I think learning English was to learn grammar rules or words by heart. I didn’t like to read or speak English, nor I willing to talk with my classmates in English. Now. with your English teacher’s help. I lave realized what the skills in learning English are in fact habits. I have begun to enjoy speaking English and communicate with my classmates. I often read some new article or look for some information on the Internet. For a result, I have become more and more interesting in English. And I made a great progress in English.
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I’m glad that you will come to work in our country. There are many means of transportation in Beijing for you to go about. You can take a taxi, which is available 24 hours a day. It is fast, comfortable, and convenient, but it is expensive. If you don’t go in a hurry, you can take the underground or buses, which are cheap. The disadvantage is that they are usually crowded, especially during the rush hour. If you want to go sightseeing, you can take a special bus. Its upper story has a good view and it passes most famous places of interest.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
第一部分 听力(共两节，满分 30 分)
1. What is the weather like now?
A. Sunny. B. Cloudy. C. Rainy.
2. What does the man want to order?
A. French fries. B. A large soft drink. C. A bacon sandwich.
3. Where is Jacob now?
A. At home. B. At school. C. At a supermarket.
4. What do the speakers mainly talk about?
A. Having a class reunion. B. Planning a birthday party. C. Visiting a family member.
5. What is the man’s job?
A. He is a model. B. He is a designer. C. He is a salesman.
6. What does the man think of the jeans?
A. They are too long. B. They are too short. C. They are the wrong style.[来源:Z*xx*k.Com]
7. When will the man pick up the jeans?
A. Tomorrow. B. This evening. C. This afternoon.
8. What vehicle did the woman just take?
A. A taxi. B. A plane. C. A train.
9. How long will the woman rent the car for?
A. Four days. B. Five days. C. Seven days.
10. Where will the woman go tomorrow morning?
A. To the airport. B. To a tennis court. C. To the police station.
11. What is the purpose of the woman’s visit to London?
A. Taking a holiday. B. Going on a business trip. C. Checking out some schools.
12. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Classmates. B. Boss and employee. C. Father and daughter.
13. Why didn’t the man want to take part in the contest at first?
A. He feels nervous singing alone. B. He doesn’t like singing. C. He dislikes his voice.
14. How many people has the woman been practicing with?
A. One. B. Two. C. Three.
15. What day is it today?
A. Tuesday. B. Wednesday. C. Thursday.
16. Where will the speakers practice together?
A. At John’s house. B. At the school canteen. C. At the local community center.
17. When did Jordan go to college?
A. In 1981. B. In 1984. C. In 1990.
18. Where did Jordan win his first Olympic gold medal?
A. In Chicago. B. In Barcelona. C. In Los Angeles.
19. What did Jordan do in 1993?
A. He joined the NBA. B. He retired from basketball. C. He returned to the Bulls.
20. How long did Jordan play professional baseball for?
A. About two years. B. About five years. C. About six years.
A 60-year-old homeless woman named Smokie has been sleeping outside in the dirt a few doors down from a man named Elvis Summers.
Most mornings, she stops by Elvis’s Los Angeles apartment and asks if he has any recyclable materials for her. Through these conversations, they struck up a friendship.
One morning, Elvis saw a news article about man in Oakland who has been making tiny houses out of de serted materials. He was inspired to put off paying a few bills so he could buy the wood and hardware to make Smokie a brand new shelter. It took him five days to build it, and now, for the first time in ten years, Smokie has a place to hang the sign “Home Sweet Home”.
“I had nowh ere to really build it, so I just built it in the street outside of my apartment,” Elvis told Good News Network. “The local LAPD police have been super cool, and have told me they support it—as long as we move it to a different spot every 72 hours.”
He made this pretty time-lapse(延时的) video showing how he did it. The materials, including two locks on the front door and strong wheels for moving it around, cost him about $500.
“I’ve met so many homeless people, good people,” Elvis said in an email, “Since I built Smokie’s , I’ve had several people asking me to make them a tiny home and it’s turned into much more than just the one house I wanted to build.”
Although he runs an online retail store that sells EDM clothes, he has decided to launch an ambitious project to fund more shelters. He plants to get lighter and cheaper materials—without sacrificing the strength of the house—for the next round. Rick Sassen, a branch manager, kindly donated the roof shingles and cedar supporting Smokie’s house, final items Elvis couldn’t afford on his own. Sassen has promised to work out a deal on future building materials for the same cause.
21. What is the meaning of the underlined words “struck up” in paragraph 2?
A. kept on B. accomplished C. gave out D. established
22. What is the main feature of the tiny house?
A. It is air-conditioned. B. It can move around.
C. It is very light. D. It has no roof.
23. What can be inferred about Elvis from the last paragraph?
A. He will get help from poor people. B. He will help more homeless peop le.
C. He plans to build stronger houses. D. He earns his living by building houses.
Chinese International School
Before an applicant can be invited to take part in an assessment, an application form should be returned to the Admissions Office, and the application fee of HK$1,000 cannot be returned. For overs eas applicants wishing to pay in currencies other than HK dollars, the fee is US$145. Checks are also good for payment to “Chinese International School”.
The application should include
●Applicants’ academic report from the last school year.
●A recent passport-sized photo (attached to the application form).
●A copy of the applicant’s Hong Kong ID card or a passport showing a valid Hong Kong visa.
●Only for applicants applying under a Corporate Nomination (提名) Right：A company letter confirming the nomination.
Please note that the application fee is non-refundable. Applicants who would like to re-apply for another academic year are asked to submit a new application and application fee.
Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status in writing by postal mail. Initial (最初的) offers for Reception will be sent out from late March once all assessments have been completed.
Some applicants who have been assessed may be held on a reserve list. Acceptances may also be made on a conditional basis among the applicants on the reserve list.
Applicants who have been assessed but who have not been admitted are welcome to reapply for the next academic year. Please note that such applicants will be asked to submit a new application and application fee.
Confirmation of Acceptance and Enrollment (录取)
Once an applicant has been admitted, the applicant family will be asked to confirm acceptance and hold the student’s place with immediate payment of the required fees for the Nomination Right (HK$ 500), plus the sum of HK$ 7,500 as the first tuition payment.
In addition, enrollment will not be considered complete until the following have been received, normally one month before the start of the new school year
●Physical examination results ● Tuition (first month)
24. According to the passage, if the appl icants reapply for an academic year, _________ .
A. the application fee can be reduced to a half
B. a new application and application fee are to be required
C. applicants on a reserve list needn’t be assessed
D. the initial application form should be returned to the Admissions Office
25. Which of the following is true?
A. Applicants held on a reserve list will not be admitted.
B. Once applicants are refused, they can’t apply for it again.
C. Applicants don’t have to get a company letter to confirm their application.
D. The applicants should show either a Hong Kong visa or a Hong Kong ID card.
26. According to the Application Process, any applicant has to pay at least _________.
A. HK$ 8000. B. HK$7, 500. C . HK$1, 000. D.HK$ 500.
27. If an applicant has been admitted, the applicant family ________ .
A. will be asked to confirm acceptance and pay the fees
B. will be asked to only pay the first month fee
C. will be asked to submit a new application
D. will receive physical Examination results
You might think people all over the United States have Wi-Fi----wireless Internet service---and mobile phones. But there is no such service in Green Bank, West Virginia, a tiny town four hours from the U.S. capital, Washington D.C. Fewer than 150 people live in Green Bank, which has two churches, an elementary school and a public library. It is also home to the largest radio telescope in the world.
There is a ban on Wi-Fi in Green Bank, along with anything else that can create electromagnetic(电磁的)waves. Officials say the waves could disturb the signals the telescope receives.
For many American, a visit to Green Bank is a little like returning to the 1950s. To get there, you must read road signs---because there is no GPS service in the town. People can connect with the Internet through telephones, but wireless service is not allowed.
The observatory(天文台)is one of t he largest employers in the area. The federal National Science Foundation(NSF)spends about ﹩8.2 million a year to operate the observatory, telescope and educational center.
Jonah Bauserman is a technician. If he supposes there is a signal that is not allowed in the zone, he drives to the house where the signal is coming from and checks it. But once a week, when the device is cleaned, some banned devices are allowed near it.
People in the town respect the work of the scientists. And they say they are happy to live without Wi-Fi and mobile phones. “You know, instead of sitting here on our phones and other devices we’re out fishing and hunting and going to each other’s houses.” Everyone knows each other and communication is almost always face-to-face.
28. What will you see when you pay a visit to Green Bank?
A. GPS service B. Radio-controlled toys
C. Cell phone towers D. Guide posts
29. What is Jonah Bauserman’s duty in his work?
A. Cleaning the telescope once a week. B. Following signals from cell phones.
C. Protecting the telescope from being affected. D. Listening for signals from outer space.
30. What is the attitude of the local people towards the telescope?
A. disapproving B. favorable C. controversial D. indifferent
31. What may be the best title for this text?
A. A Better Life Without Wireless Devices
B. The Largest Radio Telescope in the World
C. An American Town Without Wi-Fi and Mobile Phones
D. Good Relationships Between People in an American Town
Children moving from primary to secondary school are ill-equipped to deal with the impact of social media, as it is playing an increasingly important role in their lives and exposing them to significant emotional risk, according to a recent report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England.
The report shows that many children in year 7 -- the first year of secondary school, when almost all students will have a phone and be active on social media -- feel under pressure to be constantly connected.
They worry about their online image, particularly when they start to follow celebrities on Instagram and other platforms. They are also concerned about “sharenting” -- when parents post pictures of them on social media without their permission – and worry that their parents won’t listen if they ask them to take pictures down.
The report, which was created with data from focus group interviews with 8 to 12-year-olds, says that although most social media sites have an official age limit of 13, an estimated 75 percent of 10 to 12-year-olds have a social media account.
Some children are almost addicted to “likes”, the report says. Aaron, an 11-year-old in year 7, told researchers, “If I got 150 likes, I’d be like, that’s pretty cool, it means they like you.” Some children described feeling inferior(差的) to those they follow on social media. Aimee, also 11, said, “You might compare yourself because you’re not very pretty compared to them.”
Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield is calling on parents and teachers to do more to prepare children for the emotional impact of social media as they get older. She wants to see the introduction of compulsory digital literacy and online resilience (适应力) lessons for students in year 6 and 7.
“It is also clear that social media companies are still not doing enough to stop under-13s using their platforms in the fir st place,” Longfield said.
“Just because a child has learned the safety messages at primary school does not mean they are prepared for all th e challenges that social media will present,” Longfield said.
“It means a bigger role for schools in making sure children are prepared for the emotional demands of social media. And it means social media companies need to take more responsibility,” Longfield said.
32. What does this text mainly tell us?
A. Children are not entirely able to handle the impact of social media.
B. Social media occupie s too much time for secondary school freshmen.
C. Many secondary school freshmen suffer from social media-related stress.
D. An increasing number of children in year 7 are being exposed to social media.
33. Some students in year 7 are concerned _____________ .
A. about becoming addicted to social media
B. about how they are seen on social media sites
C. that their parents won’t allow them to post pictures
D. that their parents will monitor their use of social media
34.What does the underlined word “them” in Paragraph 5 probably refer to?
A. their followers B. children of the same age
C. their parents D. celebrities they follow
35. Anne Longfield suggests that ______.
A. parents monitor how their children use social media
B. social media companies set an official age limit of 13
C. schools help equip students for the challenges of social media
D. social media companies create special sites for children under 13
Humans have always been fascinated by dolphins and there has been a long history of association between the two. _____36_____. The “swim-with-dolphins” tourist industry is becoming more popular every year. The chance to see dolphins in the wild is often a lifetime dream for many people and tour operators are always on the lookout to give their tourist swimmers the best experience they can. After all, it can cost a large amount of money to have this kind of holiday experience. _____37_____
Research has shown that while dolphins can move away if they do not want to interact with human swimmers , they do not like it at all if the swimmers slip into the water directly on top of them or if humans are in their path of travel. However, if swimmers enter the water to one side of them, the dolphins do not avoid the swimmers to the same extent. ______38______
In all cases, the dolphins seem to have become more sensitive to the presence of the swimmers. For dolphins, swimming with humans is not necessarily a high priority(优先权). _____39______ It is a new and unusual experience for them .
______40______ The advice is that dolphins should be given adequate periods of time throughout the day when they are not exposed to tourism. Humans’ lifelong dreams of swimming with dolphins in the wild have severely affected them, leaving not enough time for them to rest and take care of their own babies.
If we are to enjoy these remarkable animals and not just use them for our entertainment, then we must carefully monitor the “swim-with-dolphins” industry worldwide.[来源:学科网]
A. They cannot fulfill their lifelong dreams .
B. This possibly seems like less threatening behavior to them.
C. In the long term there could be harmful effects on the dolphin’s well-being.
D. It is frequently asked whether “swim-with-dolphins” tourism should be stopped.
E. So tour operators try to place eager swimmers as near as possible to the dolphins.
F. Over time this has turned into a worldwide tourist activity--swimming with dolphins.
G. In fact , only some baby dolphins will be relatively willing to participate in the interaction.
第一节 完型填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分 ，满分30分)
One rainy afternoon I was sitting at home feeling so bored. ____41____ feeling sorry for myself, I wanted to meet people and have new ____42____, so I decided to start volunteering. I found a website where I could volunteer on a farm in France.
Volunteering ____43____ so many opportunities to have fun and share ___44_____ stories. It was the first time for me to work on a farm. It was almost a(n) ____45____ holiday as food an d accommodation were provided. It was not one ___46_____ holiday, however, as I had to ____47____ fifteen horses and sheep! I soon discovered that I was a(n) ____48____ farmer but it did not matter because I made some great friends and also improved my ____49____.
However, you do not ___50_____ go abroad to volunteer. I have had plenty of adventures at home as volunteering can become a ___51_____. For example, I love ____52____ so I had a good laugh waving my arms in order to ____53____ my local choir(合唱团). At university, I organized a concert for charity with my friends. It was really ____54____ to find bands and raise money for a cause.
It is true that you feel good volunteering but there are also other ____55____.I once volunteered as a steward (干事) at a charity sports event where the organizers ____56____ gave me cupcakes from an expensive London bakery to thank me for my ___57_____. I also volunteered in a charity shop so I found loads of nice cheap clothes to ____58____ my wardrobe(衣橱).
While this is all fun, my favourite aspect of volunteering is ____59____ and sharing stories. My terrible ____60____ at farming has given me funny stories to tell!
41.A. Apart from B. Due to C. But for D. Instead of
42.A. opportunities B. discoveries C. experiences D. changes
43.A. recommends B. offers C. misses D. affects
44.A. popular B. familiar C. fantastic D. important
45.A. free B. impressive C. cheap D. special
46.A. unique B. regular C. convenient D. typical
47.A. hunt for B. research into C. attend to D. communicate with
48.A. skillful B. awful C. hard-working D. suitable
49.A. English B. Chinese C. Russian D. French
50.A. normally B. basically C. necessarily D. naturally
51.A. trend B. hobby C. job D. reality
52.A. singing B. writing C. dancing D. performing
53.A. greet B. conduct C. organize D. control
54.A. meaningful B. hopeful C. powerful D. successful
55.A. adventures B. achievements C. factors D. advantages
56.A. proudly B. cautiously C. equally D. generously
57.A. patience B. services C. determination D. choices
58.A. decorate B. replace C. update D. beautify
59.A. choosing B. imagining C. creating D. completing
60.A. attempt B. shame C. dream D. annoyance
第二节 语法填空(共10小题;每小题1.5分，满分 15分)
A humanoid named Sophia has made history _____61____ becoming the first robot in the world with citizenship. Journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin made the announcement at the end of an interview with Sophia.
“We just learned, Sophia, I hope you’re listening to me, that you have been now awarded _____62_____ is going to be the first Saudi citizenship for a Robot,” he said to applause from the audience.
Sophia res ponded , without missing a beat: “I want to thank very much the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
“I am very proud and honored _____63____(award) citizenship and I simply appreciate _____64______ (recognize) with citizenship as a robot ,which is historical .” the robot said.
The pair discussed the future of artificial intelligence, ____65_____ Sophia said it wants to use to “help humans live a better life.”
Sorkin expressed concerns _____66_____(previous) raised by Elon Musk that artificial intelligence could be dangerous if it _____67______ (go) evil and turned on humanity. But Sophia insisted it wanted to use artificial intelligence only to "help humans live a better life."
Sophia tried to remove Sorkins' fears of _____68_____"bad future," insisting that AI is "designed around human values like _____69_____(wise), kindness, compassion."
It accused him of "reading too much Elon Musk," and said, "don't worry, if you're nice to me, I_____70____(be) nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system."
Stephen Hawking, a famous physicist, was born in Britain on January 8, 1942. As a child, he was enthusiastic about designing complicated toys. But unlucky, he , in his twenty, was studying in Oxford University while he was found seriously ill. Therefore, this didn’t stop him living as meaningful and colorful life as others. He was so positive as to eventually defeated all the obstacles. He is also absorbed in his research into the universe. Publishing in 1988, his book A Brief History of Time became a best-seller , from where he put forward his famous theory on time. On March 14, 2018 , Stephen Hawking, died in the age of 76 in Cambridge, UK.
第二届“一带一路”国际合作高峰论坛(the Belt and Road Forum for international Cooperation)将于2019年在中国举办。组委会向全球征集志愿者。假设你是李华，请按下面的要求给组委会写一封自荐信。
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for reading my letter. __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I am looking forward to receiving your reply.
第一部分听力(共两节，满分 30 分)
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Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for reading my letter. As the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is coming, I'd like very much to be a volunteer.
My name is Li Hua , an 18-year-old boy student in a senior middle school. I think I’m adequate to the job. First of all , I am organized, energetic, easy-going and patient, which will contribute to a good job. Secondly , a good command of Chinese and English will help me communicate with participants fluently during the forum. Most importantly, being equipped with a rich knowledge of Chinese history and especially traditional culture enables me to spread our splendid culture. Volunteering is of huge benefit to society and myself. I would be more than happy if I could be given the opportunity. I will surely spare no efforts.
I am looking forward to receiving your reply.
M: It is getting very cloudy outside.
W: Yes. And the wind is picking up, too. It was sunny the whole morning… Anyway, don’t forget to take your umbrella with you when you go out later.
M: Hi, I will take one of your bacon sandwiches, plea se.
W: Sure. Would you like to make it a meal? A meal comes with French fries and a large soft drink.
M: No, just the sandwich, please.
W: Hi, Jacob, it’s mom. I’m having a busy day at the office today, and I think I will probably be home late. Do you mind picking up some vegetables after school?
M: Sure, Mom. I will stop by the supermarket on my way home later.
W: It is your grandmother’s birthday this Sunday. You and Sally should visit her.
M: Okay, I will call my sister and make a plan to go together.
W: How was your day, Dad? Did you sell a lot of cars?
M: Well, I took a couple out for a test drive, but they didn’t buy the car. A new model is being designed and will come out soon, so they are going to wait for that one.
W: How are those jeans?
M: They fit me well, and I like the style. B ut I find them a little bit too long.
W: What if you roll them up a little?
M: I guess I could, but then they would look different.
W: I see. We can make them shorter for you if you want.
M: Yeah? That would be great.
W: Sure thing. Though it will take about two hours. You can pay for them first and come back in the afternoon or evening to pick them up.
M: That’s fine. Can I pick them up tomorrow?
W: No problem.
M: How may I help you?
W: Hi, I would like to rent a car.
M: Sure. Did you make a reservation?
W: No. I decided to rent one when I got off the plane just now. Is that okay?
M: Of course. I was just checking. So how many days do you need the car for?
W: Can I just do four days for now and make the rent longer through a phone call later?
M: In that case, I suggest you go for seven days, which will give you a 20% discount. And if you choose to return the car after five days, you can get the rest of your money back.
W: Okay, I will do that. Can I return the car at the train station?
M: Yes, you can.
M: Do you want to go play tennis with me tomorrow morning?
W: That would be fun. But I need to pick up my passport from the police station.
M: Are you going on a trip?
W: Yes. I’m going to the UK with my dad next month.
M: Cool. Is it a holiday?
W: Not really. He is go ing on a business trip in London. And I’m going with him to check out a few universities that I might apply for next year.
M: Sounds great. So how long will you be there?
W: I’m going to be in London for five days. After that, I will visit a couple of cities in Scotland as well.
M: Checking out some schools there, too?
W: Exactly. Well, have a nice weekend and see you at school on Monday.
M: Thanks. See you!
W: Are you going to take part in the school singing contest?
M: No, I don’t think so.
W: Why not? You have a great voice, and you sing at our local community center every Sunday, don’t you?
M: Thanks. Well, yes, I do sing at the community center, but that is with a whole bunch of other people. I get really nervous singing in front of many people just by myself.
W: You could form a group with someone. That way you may feel more relaxed.
M: That sounds like a good idea.
W: Actually, Mary, John and I are going to take part in the contest as a group. Why don’t you join us? It would be more balanced to have two girls and two boys. And I’m sure we will sound great!
M: All right. Let’s try it, then.
W: Cool! So far we have been practicing together every Tuesday and Thursday after school. So we just had a practice yesterday. Why don’t you come tomorrow? We do it at John’s.
W: Excellent. Let’s all meet up and talk more about it at lunch. See you at the canteen later?
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