嘉兴市第一中学 2015 学年第一学期阶段性练习 高一英语
命题人: 满分 100 分，时间 120 分钟 一、听力（本题共 20 小题; 每小题 0.5 分，满分 10 分。 ） 第一节 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. When can the man buy his tickets? A. At 7 o’clock. B. At 8 o’clock. C. At 10 o’clock. 2. Who is the woman? A. A teacher. B. A librarian. C. A student. 3. What is true about the man? A. He saw an English-speaking doctor. B. His first language is not Chinese. C. He thinks the woman should see a doctor. 4. What does the man mean? A. The question is not very clear. B. The woman is late for class again. C. The paper must be handed in on time. 5. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. Cell phone bills. B. Online shopping. C. Apartment rents. 第二节 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有 2 至 4 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 5 秒钟的时间阅读各个小题；听完 后，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. What does the man say about getting up in the morning? A. It’s easier when it is cloudy. B. It’s harder in summer time. C. It’s easier if it is sunny. 7. What do most recent articles about the sun discuss? A. Only cheerful things. B. Its negative effects. C. Its role in the universe. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. What was the man doing earlier? A. Working out in a gym. B. Running outside. C. Playing soccer on a field. 9. What will the woman do next? A. Get the man something to drink. B. Look for the man’s brown shorts. C. Wash some clothes. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. Why does the woman want to have red hair? A. To be fashionable. B. To impress her friends. C. To surprise her husband. 11. Why will the woman’s appointment take a long time? A. What she wants needs a lot of work. B. There are many people ahead of her. C. The hairdresser is a slow worker. 12. What does the woman decide to do in the end? A. Have her hair dyed red without chemicals. B. Return the next day at noon. C. Get a haircut only. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 2015 年 12 月
13. Why didn’t Mr. Evans enjoy his weekend? A. He argued with his wife all weekend. B. He missed his son’s football game. C. His son got sick. 14. What will Mr. Evans do during lunch? A. Discuss the Peterson account. B. Talk with Valerie Dumonde. C. Meet with the managers. 15. Who is the woman? A. The man’s wife. B. The man’s classmate. C. The man’s secretary. 16. What does the woman imply about Mr. Evans? A. He usually works late. B. He has a busy afternoon today. C. He needs to hurry to get to the restaurant. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What is the purpose of the talk? A. To sell a lovely puppy. B. To look for a lost dog. C. To find someone to adopt a dog. 18. What color is Bubbles’ leather collar? A. Pink. B. Brown. C. White. 19. How old is Bubbles? A. Seven years old. B. Three years old. C. Two months old. 20. What do we know about the speaker’s daughter? A. She walks Bubbles every night. B. She feeds Bubbles every day. C. She shares her bed with Bubbles. 二、单项选择（本题共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分。 ） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在机读卡上将该选项标号涂黑。 21. They are having ______ debate about whether the two countries were at ______ war at the time. A. the; the B. a; the C. the; / D. a; / 22. I still remember ______ I listened to the song called Ronan by Taylor Swift, I was moved to tears. A. for the first time B. the first time C. at the first time D. by the first time 23. Only by working hard rather than simply depending on your luck ______to be accepted by a leading university. A. can you expect B. have you expected C. you could expect D. you will expect 24. Our boss is a ______ man and treats us to mid-morning snacks from time to time. A. stubborn B. reliable C. selfless D. generous 25. I was dying for something to drink, but there were so many people waiting there, so I ______ gave up. A. hopefully B. finally C. gradually D. actually 26. —Why do you look so upset? —There are so many problems ______. A. remaining to settle B. remained settled C. remaining to be settled D. remained to be settled. 27. ______ is no doubt ______ the amber room was lost in World War II. A. It; that B. It; whether C. There; that D. There; whether 28. With the husband out of work, the couple had to save every penny to ______ the hard time. A. survive B. experience C. escape D. suffer 29. The old lady had one son and two daughters, ______ treated her well, ______ made her very sad.
A. none of them; it B. neither of them; which C. none of whom; which D. no one of whom; as 30. She ______ have left school, for her bike is still here. A. can’t B. wouldn’t C. shouldn’t D. needn’t 三、完形填空（本题共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、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。 How often do you let other people’s nonsense (不理智) change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, impolite waiter, rude boss, or an insensitive employee 31 your day? One day I was in a taxi and we headed 32 the airport. We were driving in the 33 lane (车道) when suddenly a black car drove out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver 34 hard on his brakes (刹车), and at the very last moment our car stopped and 35 the other car by just inches！The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, looked around and started 36 at us. My taxi driver just 37 and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was 38 , so I said, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call “The Law of the Garbage (垃圾) Truck”. He said, “Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, 39 and disappointment. As their garbage 40 up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on 41 . Don’t take it personally; just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be 42 .” So I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and 43 it to other people at work, at home, or on the street? It was then that I said, “I don’t want their garbage and I’m not going to spread it anymore.” Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with 44 . The mark of your success is how quickly you can refocus (重新关注) on what’s 45 in your life. A study shows that 46 you remember bad things more often than good things in your life, you’ll think of bad things more 47 . So love the people who treat you right. Ignore the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you 48 it! If you follow “The Law of the Garbage Truck”, you take back control of your life. You make room for the good by 49 go of the bad. Have a Garbage-Free Day! Have a marvelous, garbage-free day! The seeds you plant today 50 the harvest you gain tomorrow. 31. A. enrich B. ruin C. spare D. steal 32. A. through B. to C. in D. for 33. A. latter B. right C. opposite D. free 34. A. pressed B. searched C. burst D. bent 35. A. knocked B. escaped C. missed D. lost 36. A. laughing B. throwing C. glancing D. shouting 37. A. wondered B. smiled C. ignored D. guessed 38. A. friendly B. angry C. tired D. disappointed 39. A. expectation B. passengers C. anger D. goods 40. A. turns B. pushes C. holds D. piles 41. A. roads B. children C. you D. dustbin 42. A. upset B. happier C. pitiful D. frightened 43. A. spread B. share C. explain D. treat 44. A. surprises B. pleasures C. doubts D. regrets
45. A. funny 46. A. if 47. A. carefully 48. A. inspire 49. A. letting 50. A. donate 四、阅读理解
B. important B. unless B. recently B. take B. consisting B. deserve
C. strange C. whether C. frequently C. mend C. making C. deliver
D. interesting D. although D. creatively D. notice D. dreaming D. determine
第一节（本节有 16 小题；每小题 2 分，共 32 分） 阅读下面短文并做每篇后面的题目。从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出能回答所提问题或完成所给句 子的最佳选项。 A I made a pledge (誓言) to myself on the way down to the vacation beach cottage. For two weeks I would try to be a loving husband and father. Totally loving. No ifs, ands or buts. The idea had come to me as I listened to a talk on my car radio. The speaker was quoting a Biblical (圣经的) passage about husbands being thoughtful of their wives. Then he went on to say, “Love is an act of will. A person can choose to love.” To myself, I had to admit that I had been a selfish husband. Well, for two weeks that would change. And it did. Right from the moment I kissed Evelyn at the door and said, “That new yellow sweater looks great on you.” “Oh, Tom, you noticed,” she said, surprised and pleased. Maybe a little puzzled. After the long drive, I wanted to sit and read. Evelyn suggested a walk on the beach. I started to refuse, but then I thought, “Evelyn’s been alone here with the kids all week and now she wants to be alone with me.” We walked on the beach while the children flew their kites. So it went. Two weeks of not calling the Wall Street firm where I am a director; a visit to the shell museum though I usually hate museums. Relaxed and happy, that’s how the whole vacation passed. I made a new pledge to keep on remembering to choose love. There was one thing that went wrong with my experiment, however. Evelyn and I still laugh about it today. On the last night at our cottage, preparing for bed, Evelyn stared at me with the saddest expression. “What’s the matter?” I asked her. “Tom,” she said in a voice filled with distress (悲痛), “do you know something I don’t?” “What do you mean?” “Well…that checkup (体检) I had several weeks ago…our doctor…did he tell you something about me? Tom, you’ve been so good to me…am I dying?” It took a moment for it all to sink in. Then I burst out laughing. “No, honey,” I said, wrapping her in my arms. “You’re not dying; I’m just starting to live.” 51. In the first paragraph, “No ifs, ands or buts” probably means______. A. unnecessarily B. unexpectedly C. impossibly D. unconditionally 52. From the story we may infer that Tom drove to the beach cottage _______. A. with his family B. with Evelyn C. alone D. with his children 53. During the two weeks on the beach, Tom showed more love to his wife because______. A. she looked lovely in her new clothes B. he had made a lot of money in Wall Street C. he was determined to be a good husband D. she was seriously ill 54. The underlined words “one thing” in the text refer to the fact that _______. A. he praised her sweater, which puzzled her
B. she insisted on visiting a museum, which he hated C. he knew something about her illness but didn’t tell her D. he was so good to her that she thought she must be dying B Take your camera! Take a photo of something in your world that fits one or more of these four groups: humor, animals, view or people. TIME It begins on August 2, 2010, and ends on November 1, 2010. All mail-in entries (参赛作品) must be posted by November 1, 2010, and received by November 8, 2010. Online entries must be submitted (提交) by 11:59 pm on November 1, 2010. Entries won’t be returned. It’s a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the results of the contest. WHO MAY ENTER Contest is open only to children who live legally in the United States and Canada. Their age must be between 6 and 14 on November 1, 2010. Workers for the organizer and their immediate family members can’t enter or win a prize. HOW TO ENTER Your parent should send us their email address. Organizer will send an email to your parent’s email address asking him/her to help you to enter the contest. To submit a print: Mail each completed entry form, along with each photo to: International Photo Contest, NG Kids/ RB, P.O Box97056, Washington, DC20090-7056. JUDGING The entries will be judged twice. In the first time, four First Place Winners (one in each group) and four Second Place Winners (one in each group) will be chosen. In the second time, one Grand Prize Winner will be chosen among the four First place Winners. Judging is based on Creativity (50%) and Quality (50%). Judging will take place on November 29, 2010. Parents of the winners will be told in writing on December 6, 2010. 55. Which of the following entries is accepted by the contest? A. The entry posted on November 5, 2010. B. The entry by the child of the organizer. C. The entry by a 3-year-old child. D. The entry focusing on animals. 56. For those who want to enter the contest, they______. A. can only choose one of the four groups B. have two ways to submit their works. C. can be from different countries around the world. D. can take part in the contest without telling their parents. 57. How many kinds of prizes are there for children to compete for? A. One B. Three C. Six D. Nine 58. According to the text, children will win mainly depending on their_______. A. chance B. submitting time C. skill D. number of entries C My six-year-old granddaughter stared at me as if she were seeing me for the first time. “Grandma, you are an antique (古董),” she said. “You are old. Antiques are old. You are my antique.” I was not satisfied to let the matter rest there. I took out the Webster’s Dictionary and read the definition (释 义) to Jenny. I explained, “An antique is not only old, it’s an object existing since or belonging to earlier times...a
work of art... piece of furniture. Antiques are treasured,” I told Jenny as I put away the dictionary. “They have to be handled (处理) carefully because they sometimes are very valuable. In order to qualify(合格) as an antique, the object has to be at least 100 years old.” “I’m only 67,” I reminded Jenny. We looked around the house for other antiques, besides me. There was a desk that was handed down from one aunt to another and finally to our family. “It’s very old,” I told Jenny. “I try to keep it polished (擦亮) and I show it off whenever I can. You do that with antiques.” There was a picture on the wall bought at a garage sale. It was dated 1867. “Now that’s an antique,” I said. “Over 100 years old.” Of course it was marked up and scratched (划伤，划破) and not in very good condition. “Sometimes age does that,” I told Jenny. “But the marks are good marks. They show living, being around. That’s something to display with pride. In fact, sometimes, the more an object shows age, the more valuable it can become.” It was important that I believed this for my own self-worth. Our tour of antiques continued. There was a vase on the floor. It had been in my house for a long time. I was not certain where it came from but I didn’t buy it new. One thing about antiques, I explained to Jenny, was that they usually had a story. They’d been in one home and then another, handed down from one family to another, traveling all over the place. They’d lasted through years and years. They could have been thrown away, or ignored, or destroyed, or lost. But instead, they survived. For a moment, Jenny looked thoughtful. “I don’t have any antiques but you,” she said. Then her face brightened. “Could I take you to school for show and tell?” “Only if I fit into your backpack,” I answered. And then Jenny’s antique lifted her up and embraced (拥抱) her in a hug that would last through the years. 59. Grandma read the definition of “antique” to Jenny in order to. A. list all the important characteristics of antiques B. tell Jenny the importance of protecting antiques C. change Jenny’s shallow understanding of antiques D. express her disappointment at being called “antique” 60. Which of the following information did grandma convey (表达) to Jenny? A. The desk reminded her of her dear relatives. B. The marks on the picture showed its age and value. C. There was usually a sad story behind an antique. D. She planned to buy a new vase to replace the old one. 61. By saying “I don’t have any antiques but you” (Paragraph 7), Jenny probably meant_______. A. grandma was a treasure to her B. antiques were rare and valuable C. she had nothing but a few possessions D. grandma and antiques had a lot in common 62. What can be inferred from the last paragraph? A. Grandma was too old to lift Jenny up. B. Jenny had a strong desire for grandma’s love. C. Jenny was too young to know grandma’s humor. D. Grandma had a deep long-lasting love for Jenny. D Some years ago, writing in my diary used to be a usual activity. I would return from school and spend the expected half hour recording the day’s events, feelings, and impressions in my little blue diary. I did not really need to express my emotions by way of words, but I gained a certain satisfaction from seeing my experiences forever recorded on paper. After all, isn’t accumulating（积累，增加） memories a way of preserving (保存) the past? When I was thirteen years old, I went on a long journey on foot in a great valley, well-equipped with pens, a
diary, and a camera. During the trip, I was busy recording every incident, name and place I came across. I felt proud to be spending my time productively, dutifully preserving for future generations a detailed description of my travels. On my last night there, I wandered out of my tent, diary in hand. The sky was clear and lit by the glare of the moon, and the walls of the valley looked threatening behind their screen of shadows. I automatically(自然 而然地) took out my pen… At that point, I understood that nothing I wrote could ever match or replace the few seconds I allowed myself to experience the dramatic (引人注目的) beauty of the valley. All I remembered of the previous few days were the dull characterizations(特征描述) I had set down in my diary. Now, I only write in my diary when I need to write down a special thought or feeling. I still love to record ideas and quotations that strike me in books, or observations that are particularly meaningful. I take pictures, but not very often—only of objects I find really beautiful. I’m no longer blindly satisfied with having something to remember when I grow old. I realize that life will simply pass me by if I stay behind the camera, busy preserving the present so as to live it in the future. I don’t want to wake up one day and have nothing but a pile of pictures and notes. Maybe I won’t have as many exact descriptions of people and places; maybe I’ll forget certain facts, but at least the experiences will always remain inside me. I don’t live to make memories—I just live, and the memories form themselves. 63. Before the age of thirteen, the author regarded keeping a diary as a way of ______. A. observing her school routine B. expressing her satisfaction C. impressing her classmates D. preserving her history 64. What caused a change in the author’s understanding of keeping a diary? A. A dull night on the journey. B. The beauty of the great valley. C. A striking quotation from a book. D. Her concerns for future generations. 65. What does the author put in her diary now? A. Notes and beautiful pictures. B. Special thoughts and feelings. C. Detailed accounts of daily activities. D. Descriptions of unforgettable events. 66. The author comes to realize that to live a meaningful life is ______. A. to experience it B. to live the present in the future C. to make memories D. to give accurate descriptions of it 注意：以下试题的答案需写在答题卷上。
第二节（本节有 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。 Even if you think that your parents are mean-spirited at times, loving your parents is a normal and fulfilling part of life. You love them for the fact that they created you, raised you, and are in part a source of who you are. Here are some ways to love your parents. ____67____ A gentle “good morning” and “I love you” will warm a coldest heart. Remember that they brought you into this world. Without your parents, we might still wander at an unknown corner in an unknown world. Respect them more and cherish(珍惜) these moments. You can use these moments to learn from them, preparing yourself for when you are off on your own. It’s OK to get angry but angry actions don’t help you or your parents. Act calmly, cool off, journal about your feelings, or talk to a friend. ____68___ Obey their requests. It will make your attitude better and earn you more respect from them. It may seem like you are going through hell(地狱) when you don’t get what you want or you have to clean. However, you had better remember they keep a roof over your head when it’s cold, raining, snowing, or too hot. Understand that
parents are human beings and make mistakes. ____69____ Since you can forgive your friends, why not forgive your parents? Keep company with them. Do things with your parents like watching TV, or go somewhere with them. ____70____ Listen to their old stories and learn from them. You will find they are your teachers in this way or another. Some people simply may not be able to love their parents. ____71____ Seek help if you are being abused in any way. Parents do not have a right to harm you. A. Forgiveness is the key. B. Tell them you love them every morning. C. Parents will in turn express their love to you. D. After this, share your feelings with your parents. E. Anyway, spend as much time with them as you can. F. Please remember parents are as important as friends. G. There can be realistic reasons for this, family violence for example. 五、语法填空（本节有 10 小题；每小题 1 分，共 10 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Cultural relics are a part of history, and represent people’s cultural treasures. Therefore, it is important for us to protect 1. . 2. we know, most cultural relics are really valuable because they have seen 3. history of our country, 4. allows us to have a better understanding of our country’s history and culture. We can also learn a lot from our ancestors(祖先) and feel proud 5. being a Chinese while enjoying these valuable treasures. In addition, we are able to develop tourism and promote the economy when the well 6. ________(protect) cultural relics are open to public. However, some cultural relics 7. (damage) by people now, for example, buildings carved(雕刻) 8. ________ people’s names can be seen here and there. There is no doubt that more valuable historical relics will disappear if people keep destroying them. Therefore, it is high time that we should take measures to protect cultural relics. To begin with, we can make speeches and put up posters to educate people 9. important it is to protect cultural relics. Besides, money can be collected to have some buildings repaired. In a word, 10. is our duty to spare no effort to protect cultural relics. 六、单词拼写（本题共 8 小题；每小题 0.5 分；共 4 分。 ） 根据下列句子及所给单词的首字母，在答题卷上按题号写出各单词的完整的正确形式（每空限填一 词） 。 1. I was a__________ by a dog and got bitten while walking in the street yesterday. 2. People all over the world hate wars and love to live a p__________ life. 3. He had been in prison for many years and was r__________ last year. 4. The thief was finally caught and s__________ to three years in prison. 5. If you want to be a creative writer, you have to form your own s__________ of writing. 6. Every evening the l__________ people living nearby like to have a walk in the park. 7. They are too f__________ for me; I prefer the ordinary and simple ones. 8. Bad habits are not easy to be r__________; it needs your determination.
七、阅读概括（本题共 4 分） 阅读下面短文，然后以 30 个左右的词概括短文的主要内容。 “Do-it-yourself” (DIY) trend(倾向) continues growing not only in the US but also in some other areas in the world, for prices and building costs keep rising. “We need furniture for our living room,” says John Ross, “and we just don’t have enough money to buy it. So we decide to try making a few tables and chairs.” John got married six months ago, and like many young people these days, they are struggling to make a home at a time when the cost of living is very high. The Rosses took a two-week course for $ 280 at a night school. Now they build all their furniture and make repairs around the house. Jim Hatfield has three boys and his wife died. He has a full-time job at home as well as in a shoe-making factory. Last month, he received a car repair bill for $ 420. “I was deeply worried about it. Now I’ve finished a car repair course, I should be able to fix the car by myself.” John and Jim are not unusual people. Most families in the country are doing everything they can to save money so they can fight the high cost of living. If you want to become a “do-it-yourself”, you can go to DIY classes. And for those who don’t have time to take a course, there are books that tell you how you can do things yourself.
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2015 学年第一学期英语 12 月阶段性练习 答案及评分标准
一、听力（本题共 20 小题; 每小题 0.5 分，满分 10 分。 ） 1-5 CBBCA 6-10 CBBCC 11-15 ABCBC 16-20 ABBAC 二、单项选择（本题共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分。 ） 21-25 DBADB 26-30 CCACA 三、完形填空（本题共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 31-35. BDBAC 36-40. DBACD 41-45. CBADB 46-50. ACBAD 四、阅读理解 第一节（本节有 16 小题；每小题 2 分，共 32 分） 51-54. DCCD 55-58. DBDC 59-62. CBAD 63-66. DBBA 第二节（本节有 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 67-71. BDAEG 五、语法填空（本节有 10 小题；每小题 1 分，共 10 分） 1. them 2. As 3. the 4. which 5. of 6. protected 7. are being damaged 8. with 9. how 10. it 六、单词拼写（本题共 8 小题；每小题 0.5 分；共 4 分。 ） 1. attacked 2. peaceful 3. released 4. sentenced 5. style 6. local 7. fancy 8. removed 七、阅读概括（本题共 4 分） “Do-it-yourself” is more and more popular in many countries because it can lower people’s living ① Cost(it can save money). There are DIY classes or books for people to learn to become a “Do-it ② ③ yourself”. ④语言质量
Text 1 W: What are you doing up so early? M: I’m going to line up to get tickets for the baseball match. They go on sale at 10:00 a.m., but I want to make sure I’m at the front of the line, so I’m planning to get to the stadium when it opens at 8:00 a.m. W: Wow, you sure are a real fan! I don’t think I’ve ever seen you awake before 7 o’clock! Text 2 M: I forgot my student ID. Can I still check out a book? W: It’s okay, as long as you don’t have any overdue books. What’s your student number? Text 3 M: Next time I go to the doctor, remind me to bring you along. I probably understood half of what the guy told me. He spoke so fast, and he used tons of words that I never learned in my Chinese classes. W: I thought they had English-speaking doctors there. Text 4 W: Professor, could I hand in my paper a few days late? M: I’m afraid that’s out of the question. Text 5 W: How much is your cell phone bill each month? M: It’s different every month. Depending on how long I spend online and what kinds of things I use my phone to do on the Internet, it ranges between 60 and 80 dollars a month. Text 6 W: Good morning, class. Today, I thought we would talk about something bright and cheerful — the sun! Can anyone tell me how you feel when it’s sunny compared to how you feel when it’s cloudy? M: I find that it’s a lot easier to get up in the morning if it’s sunny. W: Well, what if I told you that it would rain for weeks on end with no break? M: I don’t think I would like that very much. W: Lately, most of the articles regarding the sun only discuss the negative effects of staying in the sun for too long. Although these articles are factual, the sun does have some positive effects as well. Text 7 W: Whoa! Did you just go swimming in a pool of sweat or what? M: Very funny! It was hot out there, and I ran two miles more than I usually do. W: I’ll bet you lost five pounds of your body weight after your jog! M: Yeah, I can’t wait to take a shower. Have you seen my brown shorts? W: Yeah, they’re in the laundry room. I was just about to do a load. You know what? Why don’t you throw those dirty clothes in there, and I’ll wash them with the others? M: Good idea. Let me just get something to drink first. I don’t think I’ve ever been this thirsty in my entire life! W: Yeah, of course. First things first! Text 8 W: Hi. I was wondering if you have time to cut and color my hair today. M: Yes, we could fit you in at 4:00 p.m. What did you have in mind? W: My husband was joking with me that I’d look good as a redhead, so I want to surprise him and come home with bright red hair. M: We can definitely do that, but your hair is so dark that we would need to use some chemicals first. It might be better if you come back tomorrow, since this will take a long time. W: Oh, I hadn’t realized you would need to use so many chemicals. They won’t damage my hair, will they? M: That is another concern. You have such healthy-looking hair, and these chemicals might be hard on it. W: Couldn’t you dye my hair red without using the chemicals? M: We could try that, but it wouldn’t give you the result you’re looking for. You would still have black hair, but with a slight red tone. W: I see. I think I’ll go ahead and have you use the chemicals and then color my hair. What time can I come in tomorrow? M: Let’s see… I have openings at noon and at 3:00 p.m. W: Noon would work best for me. I’ll bring a book to read, since I’ll be sitting in that chair for a long time!
Text 9 W: Good morning, Mr. Evans. Did you have a nice weekend? M: Not really. My wife and my daughter were arguing the whole weekend about God knows what, and my son came down with the flu, so we had to miss a really important football game that I had gotten tickets to. W: Oh, that’s too bad. Is he feeling any better now? M: A little bit. He’ll be fine in a few days. So, what’s on the agenda for today? W: You’ve got a 10:00 a.m. meeting about the Peterson account. And you’re having lunch with Valerie Dumonde. She wanted to talk to you before she leaves for Paris this evening. M: Right. What time is the reservation? W: 12:30. The car will pick you up downstairs at noon and take you over to her office. It shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to get there, and another five from her office to Charmaine’s. You’ll have plenty of time. M: All right. What about the afternoon? W: Well, so far, it looks like you just have the regular 3:00 p.m. managers meeting and some emails to respond to. M: That’s a relief. Maybe I’ll even make it out of here on time today! W: Well, that would be a first, Mr. Evans, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed! Text 10 A white dog named Bubbles was lost near the north entrance to Central Park on Wednesday, June 8th. Bubbles was last seen wearing a dark brown leather collar. Attached to the collar is a pink name tag with her address and phone number on it. Bubbles is a seven-year-old female dog with short hair. She weighs about five pounds and is very smart. She can sit and wait to be given food, play catch, roll over, and play dead. Bubbles is a member of our family, and we miss her very much. We got Bubbles as a two-month-old puppy when our daughter was only three years old. Bubbles slept with her every night. Now, our daughter cries herself to sleep every night because she misses her best friend. Bubbles brought such love and happiness to our family. Please help us find her. We are offering a reward of $1000 to anyone who finds and returns this precious member of our family to us, no questions asked. If you have seen Bubbles or know where she is, call us at (206) 452-9716.