河北冀州中学 2015-2016 学年第一次月考 高二年级英语试题
考试时间：120 分钟 试题分数：150 分
本试卷分第一卷（选择题）和第二卷（非选择题）两部分。 注意事项： 1.答第 I 卷前，考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡相对应的位置上。 2.选出每小题答案后，用铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标
第 I 卷（满分 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） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在 试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读 一遍。 1. Where was the boy hiding? A. In the closet. B. Under the bed. C. Behind the door. 2. What will the man do during winter break? A. Stay home with his dog. B. Go skiing. C. Visit some overseas friends. 3. Where did the man get the vegetables? A. From his school. B. From the grocery store. C.From the community garden. 4. What kind of food does the woman want the man to buy? A. Junk food. B. Cheap food. C. Good quality food. 5. What size does the woman need? A. Small. B. Medium. C. Large. 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. How does the woman’s family celebrate Christmas? A. They eat turkey. B. They go skating. C. They hold a great party. 7. Who might the man be? A. A waiter. B. An actor. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。
C. A reporter.
8. When does the man want to go to Mexico? A. In January. B. In February. 9. What can the speakers find in Mexico during the winter? A. Snow. B. Very hot water. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. Why does the woman read the book so quickly? A. The story is too exciting. B. She just wants to get it over with. C. She has to return it very soon. 11. How many days are there before Saturday? A. Two. B. Four. 12. What will the woman do for the rest of the week? A. Read another book. B. Write a book review. C. Read the book again. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题 13. Where does the man dream about going? A. To a desert. B. To a big city. C. To a quiet island. 14. How long would the man like to be away? A. For about six years. B. For at least a whole year. C. For around half a year. 15. What did the young guy in the story do for work? A. He was a travel agent. B. He ran his own Internet business. C. He was a fisherman. 16. What does the woman think about the young guy’s story? A. She is impressed. B. She isn’t interested at all. C. She will do the same thing.
C. In August. C. Whales.
听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题 17. How long did it take to build the Golden Gate Bridge? A. Three years. B. Four years. C. Seven years. 18. What must you bring with you if you decide to visit the Bridge? A. A camera. B. A bike. C. A jacket. 19. How many bridges are longer than the Bridge? A. Four. B. Eight. C. Twelve. 20. What is true about the Bridge according to the speaker? A. It’s not worth visiting now. B. It’s still a famous attraction in the world. C. It’s the oldest bridge of its kind in the world. 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，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂 黑。
A At thirteen, I was diagnosed（诊断） with a kind of attention disorder. It made school difficult for me. When everyone else in the class was focusing on tasks, I could not. In my first literature class, Mrs. Smith asked us to read a story and then write on it, all within 45 minutes. I raised my hand right away and said, “Mrs. Smith, you see, the doctor said I have attention problems. I might not be able to do it.” She glanced down at me through her glasses, “you are no different from your classmates, young man.” I tried, but I didn’t finish the reading when the bell rang. I had to take it home. In the quietness of my bedroom, the story suddenly all became clear to me. It was about a blind person, Louis Braille. He lived in a time when the blind couldn’t get much education. But Louis didn’t give up. Instead, he invented a reading system of raised dots（点）, which opened up a whole new world of knowledge to the blind. Wasn’t I the “blind” in my class, being made to learn like the “sighted” students? My thoughts spilled out and my pen started to dance. I completed the task within 40 minutes. Indeed, I was no different from others; I just needed a quieter place. If Louis could find his way out of his problems, why should I ever give up? I didn’t expect anything when I handed in my paper to Mrs. Smith, so it was quite a surprise when it came back to me the next day--- with an “A” on it. At the bottom of the paper were these words: “ See what you can do when you keep trying?” 21. The author didn’t finish the reading in class because A. He was new to the class C. He wanted to take the task home A. He had good sight C. He gave up reading A. Angry B. Impatient . B. He was tried of literature D.He had an attention disorder B. He learned a lot from school D. He made a great invention. C. Sympathetic D. Encouraging
22. What do we know about Louis Braille from the passage?
23. What was Mrs. Smith ‘s attitude to the author at the end of the story? 24. What is the main idea of the passage? A. The disabled should be treated with respect. B. One can find his way out of difficulties with efforts. C. A teacher can open up a new world to students. D. Everyone needs a hand when faced with challenges. B In ancient Egypt, a shopkeeper discovered that he could attract customers to his shop simply by making changes to its environment. Modern businesses have been following his lead, with more tactics（策略）. One tactic involves where to display the goods. For example, stores place fruits and vegetables in the first section. They know that customers who buy the healthy food first will feel happy so that they will buy more junk food （垃圾食品） later in their trip. In department stores, the women’s shoe section is generally next to the women’s cosmetics(化妆品) section：while the shop assistant is going back to find the right size shoe, bored
customers are likely to wander over and find some cosmetics they might want to try later. Besides, businesses seek to appeal to customers’ senses. Stores notice that the smell of baked goods encourages shopping, so they make their own bread each morning and then fan the bread smell into the store throughout the day. Music sells goods, too. Researchers in Britain found that when French music was played, sales of French wines went up. When it comes to the selling of houses, businesses also use highly rewarding tactics. They find that customers make decision in the first few seconds upon walking in the door, and turn it into a business opportunity. A California builder designed the structure of its houses smartly. When entering the house, the customer would see the Pacific Ocean through the windows, and then the pool through an open stairway leading to the lower level. The instant view of water on both levels helped sell these $10 million houses. 25. Why do stores usually display fruits and vegetables in the first section? A. To save customers time. B. To show they are high quality foods. C. To help sell junk food. D. To sell them at discount prices. 26. According to Paragraph 3, which of the following encourages customers to buy? A. Opening the store early in the morning. B. Displaying British wines next to French ones. C. Inviting customers to play music. D. Filling the store with the smell of fresh bread. 27. What is the main purpose of the passage? A. To explain how businesses turn people into their customers. B. To introduce how businesses have grown from the past. C. To report researches on customer behavior. D. To show dishonest business practices. C
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Today, a man talked very loud on his phone on a train between Malvern and Reading, making many passengers upset. I wonder how he would react if I were to read my newspaper out loud on the train. I have never had the courage to do it, though.
· 57 minutes ago
Why not give it a try? Perhaps you should take lessons on a musical instrument. The late musician Dennis Brian is said to have asked a fellow train passenger to turn off his radio. When his request was refused, he took out his French horn(号) and started to practice.
·42 minutes ago
I don’t see how musical instruments can help improve manners in public. Don’t do to others what you wouldn’t like to be done to yourself. Once, a passenger next to me talked out loud on his mobile phone. I left my seat quietly, giving him some privacy to finish his conversation. He realized this and apologized to me. When his phone rang again later, he left his seat to answer it. You see, a bit of respect and cooperation can do the job better.
Taodas chatted happily all the way to Edinburgh.
· 29 minutes ago
I did read my newspaper out loud on a train, and it turned out well. The guy took it in good part, and we
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I have not tried reading my newspaper out loud on a train, but, several years ago, I read some chapters from Harry Porter to my bored and noisy children. Several passengers seemed to appreciate what I did. 28. The passenger made an apology to Angie O’Edema because____. A． he offered his seat to someone else B． he spoke very loudly on his phone C． he refused to talk with Angie D．he ignored Angie’s request 29. Who once read a newspaper out loud on a train? A. Pak50 B. Angie O’Edema C. Taodas D. Sophie76 30. What is the discussion mainly about? A．How to react to bad behavior. B．How to kill time on a train. C．How to chat with strangers. D．How to make a phone call. 31. Where is the passage most probably taken from? A．A webpage. B．A newspaper. C．A novel. D There are many places to go on safari（观赏野生动物）in Africa, but riding a horse through the flooded waters of Botswana's Okavango Delta must rank as one of the world's most exciting wildlife journeys. Several safari camps operate as the base for this adventure, providing unique rides twice a day to explore deep into the delta. The camps have excellent horses, professional guides and lots of support workers. They have a reputation for providing a great riding experience. The morning ride, when the guides take you to beautiful, shallow lakes full of water lilies, tends to be more active. It is unlike any other riding experience. With rainbows forming in the splashing water around you and the sound of huge drops of water bouncing off your body and face， it is truly exciting. You are very likely to come across large wild animals, too. On horseback it is possible to get quite close to elephants, giraffes and many other animals. The sense of excitement and tension levels rise suddenly though, as does your heart rate,
as you move closer to them. In the evening, rides are usually at a more relaxed and unhurried pace, with golden light streaming across the grassy delta and the animals coming out to eat and drink. Sedate though they are, rides at this time of day are still very impressive. As the sun's rays pass through the dust kicked up by the horses, the romance of Africa comes to life. Back at the camp you can kick off your boots and enjoy excellent food and wine. Looking back on your day, you will find it hard to deny that a horseback Safari is as close as you will ever come to answering the call of the wild. 32. What does the underlined word "They" refer to? A. Flooded waters C. Unique rides A. Seeing and feeling the real African life. B. Enjoying good food and wine at the camp. C. Hunting large animals just as our ancestors did. D. Being part of the scene and getting close to animals. 34. What does the underlined word "Sedate" probably mean? A. Wild and romantic C. Hungry and thirsty A. following space order C. making classifications B. Slow and peaceful D. Active and excited B. Giving examples D. following time order B. Wildlife journeys D. Safari camps
33. What does the author find most exciting about a horseback safari?
35. The author introduces the riding experience in the OKavango Delta mainly by________.
第二节 （共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的七个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。 Tips for cooking on a Tight Schedule From my experience, there are three main reasons why people don’t cook more often: ability, money and time. ____36__Money is a topic I’ll save for another day. So today I want to give you some wisdom about how to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen. Here are three tips for great cooking on a tight schedule: Think ahead. The moments when I think cooking is a pain are when I’m already hungry and there is nothing ready to eat. So think about of the coming week. When will you have time to cook? Do you have the right materials ready?_____37___ Make your time worth it. When you do find time to cook a meal, make the most of it and save yourself time later on. Are you making one loaf of bread? ___38___ it takes around the same amount of time to make more of something. So save yourself the effort for a future meal. ____39____ This may surprise you, but one of the best tools for making cooking worth your time is experimentation. It gives you the chance to hit upon new ideas and recipes that can work well with your
appetite and schedule. The more you learn and the more you try, the more ability you have to take control of your food and your schedule. Hopefully that gives you a good start. ____40___ and don’t let a busy schedule discourage you from making some great changes in the way you eat and live! A. Try new things. B. Ability is easily improved. C. Make three or four instead. D. Understand your food better. E. Cooking is a burden for many people. F. Let cooking and living simply be a joy rather than a burden. G. A little time planning ahead can save a lot of work later on. 第三部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节：完形填空（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， 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A Welcome Gift Dario and his mother loved their new apartment. The living room was large enough for their piano. That night, the two of them The loud 42 The next morning, 41 side by side at the piano. They played jazz music to celebrate their new home. 43 , their happiness disappeared. Someone had left a 44 under their door filled the room and made them feel very happy.
during the night. One of their neighbor had written to complain(抱怨) about the sound of the piano. Dario’s mother asked the building superintendent(管理员) if he knew anything about it. But he said that they were all 45 people and he couldn’t imagine any of them had done that. Later that morning, Dario suggested that they write a letter to their 46 and apologize for their playing. 47 everyone in person.” his mother said. 48 instead? Dario asked. “Maybe we could go and They both loved the
“What if we invited them to come here for a
49 . Over the next few days, they sent out invitations and prepared desserts 50 51 . Some guests brought presents. Others brought flowers. Some even 53 Dario’s mother with a book of piano music by 54 that you
their guests. They decorated the apartment with streamers(彩带) and party lights. Finally, the day of the party Chopin. “I heard you playing the other night,” she said. “The sounds woke me out of bed. I Dario’s mother smiled at Mrs. Gilbert. “I think maybe we 55 might play like this every night. So I wrote a short note. I hope you don’t think I disliked the playing.” you an apology.” she said. “I didn’t 56 how late it was when we were playing. Maybe we should play some quieter music at night. “You play, you play!” Mrs. Gilbert said. “I like what you play! Just not so loud at night.” She pointed to the book she had given them. “These songs are not such 57 music.” 58 to play them in the evening.” 59 the new music. “These songs are beautiful music.” Dario’s mother said. “We will be brought desserts to 52 . One woman, Mrs. Gilbert,
“And we won’t play so loud or late!” Dario said. He was already looking forward to
More than that, however, he was happy to see the big smile on his mother’s face. It gave him a feeling of and made him feel that they were home at last. 41. A.stood 42. A. voice 43. A. however 44. A. note 45. A. proud 46. A. neighbors 47. A. blame 48. A. party 49. A. experience 50. A. to 51. A. continued 52. A. order 53. A. treated 54. A. promised 55. A. owe 56. A. realize 57. A. sweet 58. A. brave 59. A. changing 60. A. equality B. sat B. ring B. therefore B. poster B. rich B. friends B. instruct B. concert B. idea B. with B. passed B. sell B. presented B. send B. remember B. strange B. sorry B. practicing B. freedom C. lay C. music C. otherwise C. bill C. nice C. relatives C. question C. show C. performance C. for C.arrived C. share C. helped C. offer C. understand C. funny C. happy C. recording C. warmth D. walked D. cry D. instead D report D.lucky D. audience D. visit D. play D. action D. from D. finished D. advertise D. served D.agreed D.give D. accept D. loud D. afraid D. writing D. sympathy
B. admitted C. worried
第二节：单项选择。 （共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 61. Mr. Green stood up in defence of the 16-year-old boy，saying that he was not the one ________. A．blamed B．to blame C．blaming D．to be blamed 62. When I entered，I found my father ________ on the sofa and ________ in a magazine. A．sitting；absorbed C．sitting；absorbing B．sit；absorb D．seating；absorbed C.Having exposed D. After being exposed D. break down D. Regardless of D. lack of , defeated
63. __________to sunlight for too much time will do harm to one’s skin. A. Exposed B.Being exposed 64.The teacher said again that the students should not_____ any important details while reading the story. A. break out B. let out C. leave out A. Apart from 65. ______good service, the restaurant offers different kinds of traditional Fujian dishes. B. Far from C. Instead of 66.It was ______money not efforts, that____ their plan. A. a lack of , beat B. lack of, beated C. a lack of , defeat C. washing D. to wash 67.Before driving into the city, you are required to get your car_______. A. wash B. washed A.The time
68._____ you talk to or write a message to someone, you show your language skills to others. B. Some time C. At times D. Every time
69.______ the traveler of carrying drugs, the customs official stopped him and went through his suitcase. A. To suspect B. Being suspected C. Suspecting D. Suspected 70.For breakfast he only drinks juice from fresh fruit_____ on his own farm A. to grow B. being grown C. to be grown D. grown 第 II 卷（共 50 分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 71. The old man will________( 宣布)tonight that he is resigning from office. 72. He immediately told the astonished people to remove the _______(把手) from the pump. 73. He is _______ (教导) his son how to use the computer . 74.In the factory the workers______________（纺成线）wool into thread 75.The book gives a short_________( 描述) of the city. 76.When the queen was at home, the flag would be raised on top of her ______ (辉煌的，壮丽的 )palace. 77.England is divided_______(粗略地) into three zones. 78.The teacher is _______(严格的) with all the students. 79.Facing the __________(挑战),the boy decided to have a try. 80.What first________(吸引)me to her was her sense of humor. 第二节 语法填空（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 阅读下面短文，根据上下文填入适当的词语(1 个单词)，或使用括号中的词语的适当形式填空，并将答案 填写在答题卡上标号的相应位置。 A woman was on her way to the airport took her handbag thinking how 85 84 83 81 (hurry). She was so absorbed in her own thoughts 82 man went inside the cab and
that she was not aware she was going on a different route. Suddenly,
she placed her visa, passport and all her money for the trip. She kept on (luck) she was to be in that situation. That very same night, she heard a piece of 86
(shock) news. Flight 230 crashed! It was the plane that she was supposed to board into.
she had not lost her precious belongings, she could have lost something far more important —her life! Sometimes bad things really happen. We fail in our exams, or get rejected by others . There are times when nothing seems to go our way. So what do we do about it? We must take all these frustrations out of our chest and start all over again with the consistent faith that we will get If you were rejected 第三节 89 87 we deserve. If you failed in the exams, maybe you’d be more successful and much ___88____(happy) in another field. your friend, there are plenty of others out there who are much more deserving 90 (change). of your love and affection. Don’t waste your time and energy on things that can’t 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）不记分。 Today we had a chemistry test. I found the test difficulty, but I tried hardly to do it. Suddenly Mary, my best
friend, asking me to let her to copy my answers. After think for some time, I let her copy my answers. But after the test, all of us were called to the teacher's office. The teacher was angry because we had same answers in the tests. We were warned not to cheat again so she would need to see our parents. I was very upset. I didn't cheat. I was just helping a friend. Why does she punish me? 第四节：书面表达（满分 20 分） 假设你是李华，一名高三学生，在网络上看到一所国外大学的招生信息 (admission information), 该大学对 中国学生开设 30 多个专业，你对此非常感兴趣,打算用英语撰写一份个人申请，主要内容包括： 1. 想申请的专业； 2. 个人优势； 3. 进入大学后的设想。 注意：1. 词数：100 左右； Dear Sir or Madam, 2. 书信格式已给出； 3. 可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
Yours Sincerely, Li Hua
河北冀州中学 2015-2016 学年第一次月考高二年级英语试题答案
A卷 听力部分： （每小题 1 分，共 20 小题，满分 20 分） 1—5 ABBCA 6—10 ACACA 11—15 CBCAC 16—20 ABCBB
阅读理解： （每小题 2 分，共 20 小题，满分 40 分） 21-24 CBDC 25-27 CDA 28-31 BCAA 32-35 CDBB 36—40 BGCAF
完形填空 （每小题 1.5 分，共 20 小题，满分 30 分） 41-45 ACBAD 61—65 CACCB 46-50 ADABC 66—70ABACD 51-55 BCBDD 56-60 ADCBC
单项选择（每小题 1 分，共 10 小题，满分 10 分）
B卷 听力部分： （每小题 1 分，共 20 小题，满分 20 分） 1—5 CACCC 6—10 ACACA 11—15 BCCCB 16—20 ABCBB 36—40 BGCAF
阅读理解： （每小题 2 分，共 20 小题，满分 40 分） 21-24 DDDB 25-27 CDA 28-31 BCAA 32-35 DDBD
完形填空 （每小题 1.5 分，共 20 小题，满分 30 分） 41-45 BCAAC 61—65 BABCA
46-50 ADABC 66—70DBDCD
单项选择（每小题 1 分，共 10 小题，满分 10 分）
单词拼写 71.announce 72.handle 73.instructing 74. spin 75. description 76. splendid 77. roughly 78.strict 79. challenge 语法填空 81.hurriedly 82. a 88.happier 83. where 84. unlucky 85. shocking 86. If 87. what 80. attracted
89. by 90. be changed
短文改错： （每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 1.difficulty-----difficult 4.去 to 2.hardly----hard 6.all----both 10.does----did 3.asking----asked 7.same 前加 the
书面表达： （满分 20 分） One possible version Dear Sir or Madam, I have recently noticed the admission information of your university on the Internet. I’m writing to apply for management among all the majors offered to us Chinese students. For one thing, I do well in English and it will be easy for me to complete the courses in your university. For another, I have been the monitor during my school years, which has promoted my organizing ability. Having organized a few school activities successfully, I’m determined to be a manager as my dream job. Therefore, my plan is to join the Students’ Union and participate in some meaningful social activities to learn some advanced management experience. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Yours Sincerely, Li Hua
附：听力录音原文 Text 1 W: Five, four, three, two, one… Here I come! Now, where could you be? Not under the table…not under the bed…not in the closet… There you are — behind the door! M: You found me, Mommy! Now it’s your turn to hide. Text 2 W: Are you coming skiing with us during winter break? M: No. Unfortunately, I have to stay home with my dog. Text 3 W: Did you buy all of those vegetables at the store? M: Nope. I got them from the community garden. I volunteer there after school two days a week. So, I am allowed to
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take these home for free! Text 4 M: Hey, I’ll go shopping for food this weekend. W: OK, make sure you get organic fruits and vegetables. I don’t want to eat stuff with a lot of chemicals in it. M: Are you serious? How can I afford that kind of stuff? Text 5 W: Excuse me. Do you have this dress in a larger size? M: What size is that you have now? W: Medium. But it is a little bit too tight for me. Text 6 M: Hello, this is Charles Richards from Channel 7 News, and we’re down here, uh, at the City Mall, interviewing people on how they celebrate Christmas. And, uh, hi, young lady, what is your name? W: Elizabeth Carter. M: And, uh, Elizabeth, how does your family celebrate Christmas? W: We go skiing, and we go over to my grandparents’ house to have dinner with them. M: And does your family eat anything particular for Christmas? W: Turkey… M: Oh, that sounds great. Text 7 W: Where will we go during this break? M: I was thinking of a place in Mexico. Do you remember when we went to that really hot place several years ago? Where the water was almost as warm as the air and we had a hard time sleeping at night? W: Yeah… M: I’d like to go back there. W: But… M: Don’t worry, though. We went during the summer last time, August, I think. This time, it’ll be winter. It’s perfect weather there in January. And we’ll be able to watch the whales that live there from December to February. Text 8 M: Didn’t you just get that book from the library? W: Yes, a few days ago. M: It looks like you’re almost finished with it. Why are you reading it so fast? W: I like the story so much that I can hardly put it down. M: Well, we can’t get to the library until the weekend. So, you won’t have anything new to read until then. You should read only a few chapters each day. W: I’ll do that with the next book. This one is too exciting. M: What are you going to do for the rest of the week? There are four days left before Saturday arrives. W: I think I’ll read this book again. When I read quickly, I don’t remember certain parts very well.
Text 9 M: Sometimes, I wish I could live on a deserted island. W: Why do you feel that way? I don’t think I could stand being away from people for so long. M: Who said it had to be long? I’d like to live there for just half a year or so. It’d be fun to try it out. I read about a young guy who ran his own Internet business. He could do all his work online, so it didn’t really matter where he lived. One day, he decided that he was sick of being around people and doing all the regular things that he did. He wanted a break, but not just a little vacation. So, he found a beautiful, small island where he could live quietly without anyone around him. He caught his own fish, filled containers with rain water, and connected to the Internet through satellite. He did this for six months and then came back into society. W: It must’ve been a wild experience. I’m impressed. M: Yeah, me, too. He’s my hero. Text 10 Anyone who takes a trip to San Francisco should be sure to visit the Golden Gate Bridge. The Bridge was built between 1933 and 1937, and continues to be a popular place for tourists and the people living in California to spend time. Its magical beauty can be seen from many parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, but to really enjoy this amazing piece of architecture, you must see the Bridge up close. The day before the Bridge was open to cars, people were invited to walk across it. This is still the best way to see it, although today, you must stay on the sidewalk. Some people choose to rent bikes to ride across. Either way, be sure to bring a jacket. The Bridge can be very windy. For many years, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest bridge of its kind in the world. However, now there are eight other bridges that cover longer distances. Three of them can be found in China. But even though it lost that title, the Golden Gate Bridge continues to be one of the most famous attractions in the world.