本试卷分第Ⅰ卷（选择题）和第Ⅱ卷(非选择题)两部分，共8页，共150分，考试时间120分钟。 注意事项： 1．答题前，考生务必将自己的姓名、考号用铅笔涂写在答题卡上。 2．每小题选出答案后，用铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标号涂黑。如需改动，用橡皮擦干净后，再选涂其 它答案标号。 3．二卷试题用黑色中性笔作答。
第一卷（选择题 共 115 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。听每段对话前，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。每段对话读一遍。 1. What will the man probably take? A. The subway. B. The bus. C. The taxi.
2. When will the library be open on Saturdays? A. 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 3. What’s the man now? A. An engineer. 4. What does the man mean? A. The woman should consult her dancing teacher. B. The woman should practice more. C. The woman should continue to take her dancing class. 5. What do we learn from the conversation? A. The woman may not have followed the doctor ’s instructions. B . The man will go to see the doctor again with the woman. C. The woman is too ill to recover in a few days. B. A teacher. C. An official. B. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C. Closed.
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。听完每段对话或独白前，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 秒钟的做答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. What does the man like to do this evening? A. Hold a party. 7. When will the company party start? A. At 5:30. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. What is the man? A. A salesman in a small shop. B. A manager of a supermarket. C. A staff of a department store. 9. What might the woman think of supermarket staff? A. Unfriendly. B. Nice. C. Well paid. B. At 7:30. C. At 8:00. B. Watch TV. C. Go to the cinema.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. Where did the man see the ad for the bike sale? A. On TV. 11. Which is the latest model? A. The Curzon. B. The Anderson. C. The Instant. B. In a department store. C. In the newspaper.
12. What does the man decide to do in the end? A. Go to the shop to have a look first. B. Buy the cheapest one. C. Buy the one recommended by the woman. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What is the purpose of the woman’s visit? A. Business. B. Pleasure C. Business and pleasure.
14. Where will the woman stay during her stay in the country? A. At a friend’s home. 15. What are in the woman’s luggage? A. Clothes, computer and books. B. CD player, clothes and books C. Some gifts, books and CD player. 16. What do we know about the woman? B. At a hotel. C. At her own home.
A. Her parents are on the same trip. B. She enjoys travelling to different countries. C. She was born in that country. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What was Mr. Flowers’ greatest hope? A. To grow a rose of new color and win a prize. B. To grow beautiful flowers. C. To take part in the competition. 18. Why did the boys often throw a stone or two at the glasshouse? A. Because they hated Mr. Flowers. B. Because they were naught y. C. Because they just wanted to play a joke on Mr. Flowers. 19. Why did Mr. Flowers put up a large notice made of good strong wood? A. To tell the boys not to throw stones at the notice. B. To make the boys see it clearly. C. To make the glasshouse safe. 20. Why did the boys throw stones at Mr. Flowers’ notice? A. Because they wanted to do what they were told not to. B. Because the notice was closer to the path. C. Because the notice was in the way.
第二部分：英语知识运用 (共二节，满分 45 分) 第一节: 单项填空(共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分) 21. —Do you let your kids travel alone at night? — ______ ! A. Forget it B. Go ahead C. Absolutely not D. At any time
22. －Any information about your son? －No，if only I ______ those tough words to him． A. didn’t say B. hadn’t said C. shouldn’t have said D. couldn’t have said
23. Last night Mr. Crook didn’t come back at the usual time. ______，he met some friends and stayed out until midnight. A. Meanwhile B. However C. Instead D. Thus
24. Be careful not to drop it; it's very ______.
25. ______ for the fact that his father is general manager of the company, he would never get the job. A. Had it not been B. Were it not C. Had not it been D. Were not it
26. Zhao Benshan, whose overwork ______ his health failure, didn’t perform in the 2012 Spring Festival Gala on CCTV. A. submitted to B. admitted to C. contributed to D. subscribed to
27. —What made little Tony so unhappy and cry in his room? — ______ to go hiking with his brother. A. Having not been allowed C. Having not allowed B. Not having allowed D. Not having been allowed
28. Of the two readable books, which do you think is ______ one for me to read? A. a more suitable B. more suitable C. a suitable D. the more suitable
29. People generally believe that women are more emotional than men, but in my experience that often isn’t the ______. A. case B. point C. view D. stage
30. －What will today’s talk be about? －In the lecture ______, the professor will tell us something about modern English usage. A. following B. followed C. to follow D. to be followed
31. Music should be taught routinely in schools because of the benefits _____ can have on the development of the brains of young children. A. which B. that C. one D. it
32. When it comes to whether campus love should be______, there is no agreement among people. A. applied B. refreshed C. sponsored D. advocated
33. －Why does the river smell terrible? －Because large quantities of water______． A. have been polluted C. has been polluted B. is being polluted D. have polluted
34. If the weather is fine, we’ll go. If ______, ______. A. not; not B. no; no C. not; no D. no; not
35. ______ was most important to her, she told me, was her family. A. This B. What C. As D. It
第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项。
Like most people, I was brought up to look upon life as a process of getting. It was not until in my late thirties that I made this important 36 money. This is how I 38 with giving-away. If an idea for improving the window display of a neighborhood store 39 40 to the storekeeper. If an accident takes place, the 41 43 of which I think the : giving-away makes life so much more exciting. You needn’t worry if you 37
in my mind, I step in and make the local police could use, I 42 world is to give 44
him up and tell him about it, though I am not in
here. I found a rule about this
getting something back, though the 45 often comes in an unexpected form.
One Sunday morning the local post office delivered an important special letter to my home, though it was 46 to me at my office. I wrote the postmaster a note of 47 . More than a year later I needed a post-office box for a 49 boxes left, and that my name would have to
new business I was 48 . I was told at the window that there were go on a long 50 list. As I was about to be
51 , the postmaster appeared in the 52 . “Wasn’t it you that wrote
us that letter a year ago about delivering an 53__ delivery to your home?” I said it was. “Well, you certainly are going to have a box in this post office 54 make one specifically for you. You don’t know what a letter like that means to us. We usually get complaints.” 36. A. difference 37. A. earn 38. A. experienced 39. A. strikes 40. A. appeal 41. A. story 42. A. call 43. A. possession 44. A. plus 45. A. process 46. A. replied 47. A. invitation 48. A. discussing 49. A. enough 50. A. admitting 51. A. positive 52. A. doorway 53. A. unfamiliar B. research B. lack B. connected B. flashes B. request B. damage B. hold B. trouble B. without B. goal B. addressed B. apology B. providing B. extra B. relating B. shocked B. window B. unexpected C. speech C. spend C. cooperated C. happens C. suggestion C. challenge C. cheer C. place C. for C. return C. driven C. complaint C. applying C. no C. buying C. discouraged C. home C. unknown D. discovery D. steal D. experimented D. attempts D. demand D. material D. pick D. charge D. before D. concern D. brought D. appreciation D. starting D. other D. waiting D. optimistic D. yard D. uncertain 55 we but
54 A. in case 55. A. nothing
B. now that B. something
C. even if C. anything
D. rather D. everything
第三部分 阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 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。 A My favorite English teacher could draw humor out of the driest material. It wasn’t forced on us either. He took Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, Addison’s essays, and many other literary wonders from the eighteenth century and made them hilarious, even at eight o’clock in the morning. The thing that amazed me most was that the first time I read these works on my own, some of them seemed dead, but the second time, after his explanation, I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t seen the humor. The stories and poems and plays were suddenly filled with allusions(典故) and irony and hilarious moments. I learned more from him than from any other teacher. My least favorite English teacher also made people laugh. Some students found him to be wonderfully funny. Many others did not. He assigned journals over a six-week period, to be written every day. At the end of the six weeks I had a notebook full of bits and pieces about my ideas, short stories, reactions to what we had read, and so on. Our teacher announced that we would be grading each other ’s journals. Mine was passed to Joe, that class clown, who always behaved in a funny or silly way. He saw it fit to make a joke of and said, “This writing isn’t fit to line the bottom of a birdcage.” Our teacher laughed at that funny remark. It hurt me so much that the anger from it has driven my writing and teaching ever since. So what makes the difference? Humor is one of the most powerful tools teachers or writers have. It can build up students and classes and make them excited about literature and writing, or it can tear them apart. It is true that humor is either productive or counter-productive and self-defeating. 56. The passage mainly discusses ________. A. teaching B. literature C. humor D. knowledge
57. The underlined word “hilarious” in Paragraph 1 probably means ________. A. funny B. tiring C. inspiring D. brilliant
58. The English teacher the writer disliked most ________. A. was not able to make students laugh C. didn’t let his students do the grading B. hurt his student’s feelings D. had no sense of humor B New rules will let millions of Americans know where more of their food comes from. The law is known as COOL -- Country of Origin Labeling(标签). American congress first passed the law in 2002. Stores have had to label seafood by country of origin since 2005. But industry pressure delayed other requirements until last week.
Products that must now be labeled include fresh fruits and vegetables, muscle meats and some kinds of nuts. But the rules are complex, and many foods are not included. For example, organ meats are free to be labeled. So are processed foods, including cooked or smoked foods. The same food may sometimes have to be labeled and o ther times not. Fresh or frozen peas, for example, have to be labeled but not canned peas. Foods that are mixed with other foods are also excluded. Mixed nuts, for example, do not need to be labeled. The same is true of a salad mix that contains different things like lettuce and carrots. Or a fruit cup that combines different fruits. Also, the law doesn’t include restaurants and other food service organizations. Department of Agriculture officials say the law is really meant for larger grocery stores. The United States has imported more and more food in recent years to save money and expand choices. Country-of-origin labeling has become more common lately but has still been limited in many stores. Food safety is one reason why so me shoppers pay close attention to where foods came from. For example, when a large number of people recently got sick from salmonella(沙门菌病), officials blamed peppers from Mexico. Yet the last big food scare involved spinach grown in California. But labeling is also a way for people to know they are getting what they want. Some want to buy local foods or foods from a particular country. The country-of-origin labeling law gives stores 30 days to correct any violations(违反) that are found. Stores and suppliers that are found to be deliberately violating the law could be fined 1,000 dollars per violation. Federal inspectors are not to take action to enforce the law for six months to give time for an education campaign. Some food safety activists say they are generally pleased with the law. They call it a good step that will give people more useful information. 59. Why has more and more food been imported to the United States in recent years? A. It is economical and provides people with more choices. B. Foreign food is of higher quality than native food. C. Americans need more and more food recently. D. The United States is short of food supply. 60. Consumers are more concerned about where foods come from because________. A. they are curious about the origin of the food. B. most of them are particular about the tastes C. they are concerned about food safety D. most of them are food safety activists 61. The new rules of the country-of-origin labeling law will come into effect________. A. right now B. in a month C. in three months D. in half a year
62. Which of the following can be inferred from the text? A. Store owners are most likely to be the supporters of the law.
B. The government of America will possibly forbid importing peppers from Mexico. C. Federal inspectors couldn’t take measures to enforce the law. D. Most Americans prefer imported vegetables to the vegetables grown in local places. C It is often said that man has become the enemy of our planet. This is no exaggeration(夸张), for reports show that man’s greed has done much to destroy the earth. Man, in his greedy desire for financial growth, has polluted the air, land and water, and has robbed our valuable natural resources. Man’s industrial plants pour out poisonous waste that pollutes the sea and puts life in the sea under the threat of dying out; at the same time, they release alarming amounts of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other pollutants. Small wonder that the air now is much warmer and more impure than ever before. Of course, this is not just because of man’s greed—it is man’s pressing need as well. For instance, in developing countries, huge financial foreign debts have forced governments to approve the cutting of forests for agriculture or ranching. As a result, forests are cut down just to meet man’s immediate needs. Perhaps unknowingly， man has changed the make-up of the earth's atmosphere. Scientific studies have shown that CFCs used in refrigerators and industrial cleaners are fast destroying the ozone layer—a protective layer in the atmosphere that protects us against the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (紫外线)rays. In fact, documented reports have shown a terrible fact that there are “holes” in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. And they appear to be expanding. Faced with these environmental problems, world leaders have shown deep concern. The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) has arranged international agreements like the Vienna convention of 1985 and the Montreal Protocol of 1989 to preserve the ozone layer by controlling the production, use and trade of destructive chemicals. There may be some doubt as to how effectual these agreements may be, given that some countries still maintain an “I-don’t-care” attitude. Their attitude is probably due to their failure to grasp the importance of the problem. Then, there is no doubt that environmental education on an international scale（规模）is greatly needed, so that all countries, great and small—the “haves” and the “have nots”—may realize their responsibilities for our planet. In the meantime, the UNEP seems to have taken steps in the right direction, and it is hoped that in the not so distant future, all nations of the world will join hands in saving mother earth. 63. Which of the following is a reason for the cutting and burning of forests? A. To build houses for more population. C. To export trees to other countries.
B. To have land for agriculture. D. To build industrial plants.
64. The holes in the ozone layer are largely due to________. A. man’s research activities C. the ultraviolent B. the greenhouse effect D. harmful chemicals
66. What is the author’s attitude towards the future of the environment? A. Hopeful. B. Unconcerned C. Doubtful D Of all the websites, one that has attracted attention recently is myspace.com. Most of this attention has come from the media and tells every reason why the website should be shut down. The danger of internet predators(窃掠者) is indeed a tough reality, but shutting down the site is not the answer. If myspace.com were shut down, another site would quickly take its place. Therefore, the right way is to teach teens how to use the site safely and educate them about who may be predators and how to avoid them. The key to staying safe on the Internet is to make sure that your profile(个人资料) is secure. The simplest way is to change the privacy setting on your profile to “private”, which protects your information so that only the people on your friend list can view it. Although this is effective, it is not perfect. Predators can find ways to view your profile if they really want to, whether through hacking(非法侵入) in or figuring out their way onto your friend list. Thus, you should never post too much personal information. Some people actually post their home and school addresses, date of birth, and other personal information, often letting predators know exactly where they will be and when. The safest information is your first name and province. Anything more is basically inviting a predator into your life. Another big problem is photos. I suggest completely skipping photos and never posting a photo of a friend online without asking permission. Most importantly, never, under any circumstances, agree to a real-life meeting with anyone you meet online. No matter how well y ou think you know this person, there are no guarantees that they have told the truth. But you could feel free to chat with people you meet on the site, but just remember that not everyone is who they say they are. Hopefully, the next time you edit your profile, you’ll be more informed about the dangers of Internet predators and take the steps to defend yourself. Lastly, do not send money to anyone you meet online. A common scam among Internet criminals is to request to pay for “expensive Internet charges” or “unreasonable Internet cafe fees”. While it is indeed true that many countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America do not yet have Internet service readily available in all cities and towns, a sincere friend from one of these countries will be more than happy to pay their own Internet charges. Never, under any circumstances, should you send money to a stranger from another country(or within your own country for that matter) who claims monetary assistance is required to continue their contact with you. 67. Kids can avoid web predators successfully by________. D. Objective
A. attracting more public attention C. learning different ways to try other sites 68. We can learn from the text that________.
B. shutting down the “myspace.com” D. recognizing and getting away from them
A. everybody you meet online isn’t honest and reliable B. it is not acceptable to post a photo of a friend online C. it is not safe to chat with grown-ups on the website D. only you and your friends can view your personal profile 69. What does the underlined word “scam” in the last paragraph mean? A. A thing that you can have two choices. B. An unpleasant task that tests one’s ability. C. A possibility of something happening. D. An illegal plan for making money. 70. What could be the best title of this passage? A. Personal Safety. C. Web Hackers in the past. B. Web Safety for Teens. D. Predators’ Tricks. E 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。 （71—75 涂 到答题卡上，选 E 涂 AB，选 F 涂 AC，选 G 涂 AD） A hobby is an investment of time. It also can be an investment of money and commitment. Many people choose to develop more than one type of hobby. 71 When it comes to choosing the hobby, consider the following factors.
Hobbies are usually an activity of some sort that brings out a certain skill that you have. When you have a talent like painting or woodworking, it can be easy to determine which hobby suits your skill. 72 Skill can be
developed and challenged as you go along. It is not a necessary requirement. A hobby is fitting because you love it, not because you’re a professional at it.
Some people particularly enjoy taking part in hobbies that they can do in a group with others. It can be a lot more fun to become a member of a hobby group than to sit alone in your basement. interests and network with other hobby enthusiasts that do what you do. Hobbies are generally an activity that you undertake because of the joy it brings you. Of course many people have discovered the joy that also comes with a hobby that earns you a living. that fits your lifestyle and personal preference. 75 But most of the skilled hobbies like art, building or writing have a series of lessons or tutorials that you __74 Just make sure you make the choice 73 It’s important to share
can take to further your skills. In some cases it’s a really good idea to take lessons, especially if you are clueless as to where or how to begin. Step by step books for most hobbies can often be found in bookstores as well.
A. However, hobbies don’t have to be skill related. B. Most hobbies can easily be done within your own home, at your leisure. C. Look one up or start your own. D. Read hobby books to learn mor e about your chosen hobby! E. Make a list of things that you enjoy or don’t know about. F. It can be a necessary part of selecting the hobby that is right for you. G. Whether it’s full time, part time or not at all, you must decide whether your hobby applies to you.
第二卷（共 35 分） 第一节：短文改错（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分）
英语课上,老师要求同桌同学相互修改作文。假设以下短文为你同桌所写，请你对其进行修改。文中共有 10 处错误，每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏词符号∧，并在此符号下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线＼划掉。 修改：在错词下面划一横线，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 处不计分。 Dear Joe, Thanks for you mail. I’m glad to know you are interested in the 2014 Florida Winter Camp. It will be held from January 27 to February 13, during that time you will get wonderful experience. You will have chances to improve your speaking English in the courses providing. Also, activities arranged for you to spend weekends together with your host family, so you can learn American English in authentic situations. However, a trip to the local Disneyland will certainly add up the fun of the camp. Join in the camp and you will have the better knowledge of American culture and life. You are sure to benefit from it. Yours truly
第二节：书面表达（满分 25 分） 你最好的朋友 Jack 最近迷上电脑，因此常常熬夜，疏忽课业，并受到父母的指责。你打算写一封信给他, 适当地给予劝告。 注意：⒈ 词数 100 左右，开头语已为你写好； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以便行文连贯； ⒊ 答案必须写在答题卡相应的位置上。 Dear Jack, How have you been recently?________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sincerely Yours, Jill
衡水中学 2013-2014 学年度上学期四调考试 高三年级英语试卷 第 II 卷
第一节：短文改错（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 假如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：在错的词下面划一横线，并在该词下面写出改正后的词。 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。 Dear Joe, Thanks for you mail. I’m glad to know you are interested in the 2014 Florida Winter Camp. It will be held from January 27 to February 13, during that time you will get wonderful experience. You will have chances to improve your speaking English in the courses providing. Also, activities arranged for you to spend weekends together with your host family, so you can learn American English in authentic situations. However, a trip to the local Disneyland will certainly add up the fun of the camp. Join in the camp and you will have the better knowledge of American culture and life. You are sure to benefit from it. Yours truly Li Hua
Dear Jack, How have you been
衡水中学 2013-2014 学年度上学期四调考试 高三年级英语试卷参考答案
听力： 单选： 完形： 阅读： ABCCA BABAC BACBB CABCA CBCBB CDDAC DDAAB DBABC AADBC BDDCD CABCA CAB ACDB BDCA DADB FACGB
书面表达：One possible version: Dear Jack, How have you been recently? I know that you have gotten so addicted to video games that you often stay up late and ignore your studies. As your best friend, I believe that I have the responsibility to give you some advice. As you might have discovered, video games can have quite a few negative impacts on your life. First, lacking sleep, you may often nod off in class. Therefore, you may not be able to concentrate on what the teacher is saying. You may have found yourself falling behind and having a hard time catching up in your studies. In addition, it seems that you have become a mouse potato and forgotten the benefits of playing sports. I really miss the happy times with you on the basketball court, and you do need some exercise. Please do not indulge yourself in video games anymore. How about meeting in the park this Sunday? I look forward to your reply! Sincerely Yours, Jill 听力材料 Text 1 M: Are the subway trains easy to take here? W: Oh, yes. I recommend the subways. They are very fast, faster than taxis. Text 2 W: I certainly hope the library will be open this Saturday. M: Here are the library hours! On weekdays 8:00 a.m to 9:00 p .m , on Saturdays 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m , closed on Sundays. Text 3 W: What jobs have you done in the last ten years? M: Many kinds of jobs. I was once an engineer and later a teacher. Up till now, I have been an official for three years.
Text 4 W: I’m considering dropping my dancing class. I’m not making any progress. M: If I were you, I’d stick with it. It’s definitely worth time and efforts. W: Thank you so much. I will go ahead.
Text 5 W: You see, I still have this pain in my back, but this medicine the doctor gave me was supposed to make me feel better by now. M: Maybe you should have taken it three times a day as you were told. W: Yes, you are absolutely right.
Text 7 M: Hello, Louise. Have you seen my new supermarket yet? W: Yes. I’ve heard of it actually. I suppose you must like it. M: Yes, I mean it’s marvelous. W: Oh, Jeff. I really can’t agree. I don’t like it at all. My shop is much better. M: You must be mad. I think it’s really… you know… so easy to buy everything in one place. W: Yes, it’s easy. But don’t you think the food isn’t … I mean small shops usually have much fresher food. M: Maybe, but you pay for it. Things in small shops are more expensive, aren’t they? W: Yes, I agree with you, but supermarket staff are badly paid and they are really… but you get better service in small shops. They are much more friendly. M: No, everyone in my supermarket is very nice. Text 8 W: Hello, February’s Department Store. Can I help you? M: Yes. Your advertisement in the Daily Paper says you have some bicycles on sale. I’m really interested in buying one. W: I see. But we have three different brands available, Curzon, Anderson and Instant. Which one would you prefer? M: I’m not quite familiar with those brands. Could you recommend one for me? W: Well, that depends on what kind of bicycle you want. The Curzon is the cheapest one, only 60 dollars; the Anderson bike is a 2013 model, the newest one; the Instant is more comfortable than the other two, but it is the most expensive of all, 85 dollars. M: Oh, it is really hard to decide. I think I’ll come over and take a look at them. Thank you so much. See you later. W: See you. Text 9 M: Next. Uh … your passport please? W: Okay. M: Uh, what is the purpose of your visit?
W: I’m here to attend a teaching conference for the first part of my trip, and then I plan on touring the capital for a few days. M: And where will you be staying? W: I’ll be staying at a hotel downtown for the entire week. M: And us, what do you have in your luggage? W: Uh, well, just, just my personal belongings, um, … clothes, a few books and a CD player. M: Okay. Uh, please open your bag. W: Sure. M: Okay… Everything’s fine. Great. Uh, by the way, is this your first visit to the country? W: Well, yes and no. Actually, I was born here when my parents were working in the capital many years ago, but this is my first trip back since then. M: Well, enjoy your trip. W : Thanks. Text 10 There was once a man who spent 90% of his time in the glasshouse. Flowers was his name, and flowers were his main joy in life. He grew flowers of every color under the sun. He grew these flowers in order to enter them for competition. His greatest hope in life was to grow a rose of an entirely new color that would win him the silver cup for the Rose of the Year. Mr. Flowers’ glasshouse was close to a public path, which was always used by children walking to and from school. Boys were often attracted to throw a stone or two at his glasshouse. So Mr. Flowers did his best to be in or close by his glasshouse at the beginning and end of the school day. However, it was not convenient or possible to be on guard all the time. Mr. Flowers had tried many ways to prevent harm to his glasshouse, but nothing that he had done had been successful. Then, just as he was giving up the hope of ever winning the battle and of growing the Rose of the Year, he had a truly wonderful idea. He put up a large notice made of good, strong wood, some meters away from the glasshouse, where it could be clearly seen from the path. He had painted the words on the board: DO NOT THROW SRONES AT THIS NOTICE. After this, Mr. Flowers had no further trouble. The boys were much more attracted to throw stones at the notice than at the glasshouse.