2016 届高三第二次学情调研 英语试卷 第 I 卷（选择题） 第一部分：听力(共两节，满分 20 分) 第一节（共 5 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项， 并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一 小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What
does the man want to do? A. Take photos. B. Buy a camera. C. Help the woman.
2. What are the speakers talking about? A. A noisy night. living. 3. Where is the man now? A. On his way. 4. What will Celia do? A. Find a player. basketball. 5. What day is it when the conversation takes place? A. Saturday. B. Sunday. C. Monday. B. Watch a game. C. Play B. In a restaurant. C. At home B. Their life in town. C. A place of
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 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，每小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 和第 7 题。 6. What is Sara going to do? A. Buy John a gift. France. 7. What does the man think of Sara’s plan? A. Funny. B. Exciting. C. Strange. B. Give John a surprise. C. Invite John to
听下面一段对话，回答第 8 和第 9 题。 8. Why does Diana say sorry to peter? A. She has to give up her travel pan. another city. C. She needs to put off her test. 9. What does Diana want Peter to do? A. Help her with her study. friend. C. Teach a geography lesson. 听下面一段对话，回答第 10 至第 12 题。 10. Why does the man call the woman? A. To tell her about her new job. program. C. To plan a meeting with her. 11. Who needs a new flat? A. Alex. 12. Where is the woman now? A. In Baltimore. B. In New York. C. In Avon. B. Andrea. C. Miranda. B. To ask about her job B. Take a book to her B. She wants to visit
听下面一段对话，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What does Jan consider most important when he judges a restaurant? A. Where the restaurant is. are low. C. How well the food is prepared. 14. When did Jan begin to write for a magazine? A. After he came back to Sweden. B. Before he went to the United States. C. As soon as he got his first job in 1982. 15. What may Jan do to find a good restaurant? A. Talk to people in the street. hotel clerks. B. Speak to taxi drivers. C. Ask B. Whether the prices
16. What do we know about Jan? A. He cooks for a restaurant. work. C. He prefers American food. 听下面一段独白，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What do we know about the Plaza Leon? A. it’s new building. place. 18. When do parents and children like going to the Plaza Leon? A. Saturday nights. Saturdays. 19. Which street is known for its food shops and markets? A. Via del Mar Street. Street. 20. Why does the speaker like Horatio Street best? A. It has an old stone surface. B. it is named after a writer. C. It is a famous university. B. Fernando Street. C. Hernandes B. Sunday afternoons. C. Fridays and B. it’s a small town. C. it’s public B. He travels a lot of his
第二部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节：单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳答案，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21．My sister is good at _____ English language, and now she is learning ______ second foreign language. A．a; a the 22．Those who suffer from headache will find they get _______ from this medicine. A．relief B．security C．defence D．shelter B．the; a C．a; the D ． the;
23．Family violence against women hasn’t caused widespread concern because it is not the Chinese tradition to _______ the family conflicts to outsiders. A．express B．expose C．enquire D．distribute
24．— What do you think of contemporary Chinese literature? — Sorry. I have only a(n) _______ idea about it. A．subjective D．vague 25. — _____ Mr. Smith _____ this week? — No. He is on holiday. A．Has; worked B．Does; work C．Did; work D．Is; working B．straightforward C．arbitrary
26．While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more than likely to ______ the simple. A．sacrifice B．substitute C．complicate D．indicate
27．— Will my daughter be all right soon, doctor? — Well, she _______ be, if she takes these tablets. A．must B．may C．can D．should
28．I had forgotten about it because I had been so _______ with other things. A．absorbed B．occupied C．employed D．involved
29．Owing to the popular South Korean drama, a new mix-and-match food trend, beer and fried chicken, nature. has _______ among young audience despite its unhealthy
30 ． At the conference, they discussed three different _______ to the study of mathematics. A．means B．ways C．approaches D．methods
31．You should be _______ in the way you treat your children instead of being changeable, or they would get confused about how you really want them to be. A．consistent B．hesitant C．flexible D．critical
32．Colour blind people find it difficult to _______ between blue and green. A．separate B．compare C．contrast D．distinguish
33．_______ wondering which way to take, the little boy behaved like a real gentleman, who comforted his sister from time to time. A．Leaving B．Having left C．To leave D．Left
34．I was only joking when I said Tom was silly; Who _____ he took it seriously. A. would have thought thought 35．—What a mess! You are always so lazy! — I’m not to blame, mum. I am _______ you have made me. A．who B．how C．that D．what B. would think C. had thought D.
第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 36－55 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。 I’ve always had strong opinions of how love should be expressed, but others had their own ways of showing care. What I 36 most about visiting my boyfriend’s parents is the loud tick of 37 ate our meal. With so little
the clock in the dining room as we conversation I was quick to the 39 38
his family as cold. When we got into 40 , he began
to go home, his father suddenly appeared.
to wash his son’s windscreen. I could feel he is a caring man through the glass.
me early in the morning. “Buy Xerox. It’s a good sharp price,” 42 43 or inquiry about my me and we often
he might say when I answered the phone. No pleasant life, just financial instructions. This manner of his
quarreled. But one day, I thought about my father’s success in business and realized that his concern for my financial security lay behind his The next time he called and told me to buy a stock, I 45 44 morning calls. him.
When my social style has conflicted with that of my friends, I’ve often felt 46 . For example, I always return phone calls 47 and
regularly contact with my friends. I expect the same from them. I had one friend who rarely called, answering my messages with short e-mails. I rushed to the She wasn’t a good friend! My anger then she came to a gathering I 50 49 48 :
as the holidays approached. But
and handed me a beautiful dress I had fallen at
in love with when we did some window-shopping the previous month. I was 51 her thoughtfulness, and regretful for how I’d considered her to be I needed to change my expectations of friends. Far too often, I ignored their to to do things 55 in my 54 53 .Over the 52
expressions, eagerly expecting them years, however, I’ve learned
other persons’ love signs. B. enjoy D. admire B. nervously D. instantly B. treat D. think B. train D. plane B. carefully D. coldly C. C. C. C. C.
36．A. remember value 37．A. excitedly silently 38．A. regard take 39．A. bus car 40．A. punctually proudly
41．A. visited warned 42．A. greeting apology 43．A. interested encouraged 44．A. long warm 45．A. praised blamed 46．A. content curious 47．A. in order without delay 48．A. feeling judgment 49．A. disappeared helped 50．A. opened hosted 51．A. depressed D. shocked 52．A. uncaring unhappy 53．A. unique pleasant 54．A. opinion mind 55．A. send give
B. interrupted D. telephoned B. meeting D. explanation B. angered D. surprised B. short D. polite B. remembered D. thanked B. guilty D. disappointed B. in turn D. without difficulty B. suggestion D. belief B. grew D. declined B. refused D. invited B. upset C.
B. dishonest D. uncooperative B. common D. familiar B. way D. life B. read D. express
第三部分：阅读理解（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 Aggressive pedestrians are in fact as dangerous as careless drivers. They cause traffic accidents, injury and death. These dangerous walkers can be seen in any big city all over the world. About 69% of last year’s pedestrian deaths in the US occurred in urban areas. They cross streets ignoring “DON’T WALK” signals, suddenly appear without warning from behind parked vehicles, or walk slowly at crossroads with cell phones attached to heads, blocking traffic. These pedestrians and drivers share a common disregard for the rules of the road, both for selfish reasons. The drivers believe in the power of their machines. If their machines can go faster, they believe they have the right to go faster. If their machines are bigger, they believe they have the right to push smaller vehicles aside. Aggressive pedestrians, on the other hand, believe in the primacy of the individual, the idea that they are first in any environment, under any circumstances, even when they are on foot in a roaring tide of steel and rubber. Last year, an estimated 5,220 pedestrians died in traffic accidents. Some 69,000 pedestrians were injured. On average, that worked out to one pedestrian killed in a traffic crash every 101 minutes, and one injured every eight minutes. The good news is that the accident rate is dropping. For example, the number of pedestrians killed last year was 24 percent less than the number killed in traffic accidents a decade earlier. The bad news is that the basic causes of pedestrian deaths remain pretty much the same----disregard for traffic signals, inattention and crossing roads under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Alcohol, in fact, was involved in 46 percent of the traffic accidents that resulted in pedestrian deaths. Of those, 31 percent of the pedestrians were found to be drunk. The bottom line is that the pedestrians must do more to protect their lives as well as the lives of other road users. They can start by obeying traffic signals,
using marked cross-walks and calling a cab when they’ve had too much to drink. 56．The passage is mainly about __________. A．how aggressive pedestrians cause traffic accidents B．why so many Americans were killed on roads last year C．what the traffic rules of the road about pedestrians were D ． who are to blame for pedestrian deaths, drunk drivers or the aggressive pedestrians 57．What is the pedestrians’ selfish reason for traffic jams? A．They know all drivers are skilled and with great care. B．They believe individuals are always first. C．They think traffic rules have nothing to do with them. D．They guess all vehicles will slow down at crossroads. 58．What was NOT the basic cause of pedestrian deaths in the US a decade ago? A．Disregard for traffic signals surroundings. C．Crossing roads drunk. D．Overspeeding driving. B．Paying no attention to
59．What word can best describe the author’s attitude to the traffic accidents caused by pedestrians? A．Excited. D．Indifferent. B B．Cold. C．Concerned
Opening week specials at Munchies Food Hall At the corner of Green and Brown Streets in the city Monday,7th of January until Sunday,13th of January 2008 Feast until you’re full! Come down to Munchies this week to enjoy the special dishes on offer at all of our food outlets．Order from the following: ● Succulent chicken rice ● Delicious noodle dishes ● Seafood specialties ● Sweet tropical fruit ● Spicy satay beef ● Plump pork chops ● Crunchy vegetables 10% discount on all orders above $ 20.00
Halal food is available at the stall Malay Food Heaven. Win Prizes and Gifts! ● Spend ＄20.00 or more and win instant prizes from our lucky draw box． ● Collect a free party balloon and whistle for each young diner． ● Enjoy a free meal if you are the first customer of the day at any of our stalls． ● Win a holiday to Western Australia．A free raffle ticket is given with every receipt. Just fill in your information and place your entry in the box provided． Winner to be announced in The Straits Times on the 15th of January． Join in the Fun! Between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm each evening until the 10th of January, your favorite Channel 3 television actors and singers will entertain you: ● May Lee ● Kim Yap ● Jackie Chen ● Kamal
Autograph sessions will follow each performance! And who will be our extra special mystery star? Come down on Saturday at noon to find out． 60．Munchies Food Hall does NOT sell __________． A．lamb B．beef C．pork D．chicken
61．The prices at Munchies are __________． A．lower than usual C．lower for two people B．bargain prices for the opening D．lower if you spend $ 21.00
62．Everyone who eats at Munchies will receive a __________． A．free raffle ticket C．free meal C Being sociable looks like a good way to add years to your life. Relationships with family, friends, neighbors, even pets, will all do the trick, but the biggest longevity (长寿) boost seems to come from marriage or an equivalent relationship. The effect was first noted in 1858 by William Farr, who wrote that widows and widowers were at a much higher risk of dying than their married peers. Studies since then suggest that marriage could add as much as seven years to a man’s life and two to a woman’s. The effect holds for all causes of death, whether illness, accident or self-harm. Even if the chances are against you, marriage can more than compensate. Linda Waite of the University of Chicago has found that a married older man with heart disease can expect to live nearly four years longer than an unmarried man with a healthy heart. Likewise, a married man who smokes more than a pack a day is likely to live as long as a divorced man who doesn’t smoke. There’s a flip side, however, as partners are more likely to become ill or die in the couple of years following their spouse’s death, and caring for a spouse(配偶) with mental disorder can leave you with some of the same severe problems. Even so, the chances favour marriage. In a 30-year study of more than 10,000 people, Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School describes how all kinds of social networks have similar effects. So how does it work? The effects are complex, affected by socio-economic factors, health-service provision, emotional support and other more physiological mechanisms. For example, social contact can boost development of the brain and immune system, leading to better health and less chance of depression later in life. People in supportive relationships may handle stress better. Then there are the psychological benefits of a supportive partner. B．lucky draw coupon(优惠券) D．balloon and whistle
A life partner, children and good friends are all recommended if you aim to live to 100. The final social network is still being mapped out, but Christakis says: “People are interconnected, so their health is interconnected.” 63．Linda Waite’s studies support the idea that _________. A. the married are happier than the unmarried B. older men should quit smoking to stay healthy C. marriage can help make up for ill health D. unmarried people are likely to suffer in later life 64．It can be inferred from the context that the “flip side” (Line 4, Para. 2) refers to _________. A. the consequence of a broken marriage B. the emotional problems arising from marriage C. the responsibility of taking care of one’s family D. the disadvantages of being married 65．What can we learn about social networks from Christakis’s 30-year study? A. They help develop people’s community spirit. B. They provide timely support for those in need. C. They help relieve people of their life’s burdens. D. They have effects similar to those of a marriage. 66．What can be inferred from the last paragraph? A. To stay healthy, one should have a proper social network. B. Getting a divorce means risking a reduced life span. C. We should share our social networks with each other. D. It’s important that we develop a social network when young. D When I left home for college, I sought to escape the limited world of farmers, small towns, and country life. I long for the excitement of the city, for the fast pace that rural life lacked, for adventure beyond the horizon. I dreamed of exploring the city, living within a new culture and landscape, and becoming part of the pulse of an urban jungle.
Yet some of my best times were driving home, leaving the city behind and slipping back into the valley. As city life disappeared and traffic thinned, I could see the faces of the other drivers relax. Then, around a bend in the highway, the grassland of the valley would come into being, offering a view of gentle rolling hills. The land seemed permanent. I felt as if I had stepped back in time. I took comfort in the stability of the valley. Driving through small farm communities, I imagined the founding families still rooted in their grand homes, generations working the same lands, neighbors remaining neighbors for generations. I allowed familiar farmhouse landmarks to guide me. Close to home, I often turned off the main highway and took a different path, testing my memory. Friends lived in those houses. I had eaten meals and spent time there; I had worked on some of these farms, lending a hand during a peak harvest, helping a family friend for a day or two. The houses and lands looked the same, and I could picture the gentle faces and hear familiar voices as if little had been changed. As I eased into our driveway I’d returned to old ways, becoming a son once again, a child on the family farm. My feelings were honest and real. How I longed for a land where life stood still and my memories could be relived. When I left the farm for college, I could only return as visitor to the valley, a traveler looking for home. Now the farm is once again my true home. I live in that farmhouse and work the permanent lands. My world may seem unchanged to casual observers, but they are wrong. I know this: if there’s a constant on these farms, it’s the constant of change. The good observer will recognize the differences. A farmer replants an orchard (果园) with a new variety of peaches. Irrigation is added to block of old grapes, so I imagine the vineyard has a new owner. Occasionally the changes are clearly evident, like a FOR SALE sign. But I need to read the small print in order to make sure that a bank has taken possession of the farm. Most of the changes contain two stories. One is the physical change of the farm, the other involves the people on that land, the human story behind the change. I’ve been back on the farm for a decade and still haven’t heard all the stories behind the changes around me. But once I add my stories to the landscape, I can call
this place my home, a home that continues to evolve and changes as I add more and more of my stories. A poet returns to the valley and says, “How closed–minded you all are!” He comments about the lack of interest in the sorts of social and environmental issues in the poverty and inequality of our life. “Little has changed in the valley.” He was born and raised here, so he might have the right to criticize and lecture us. Yet he speaks for many who think they know the valley. How differently would others think of us if they knew the stories of a grape harvest in a wet year or a peach without a home? 67 ． The most important reason why the writer wanted to move to the city is that_________. A. he did not want to work on the farm B. he wanted to make new friends C. he was eager for a different life there D. there were more things to do there 68．When he was in college, why was the writer sad when he returned to his family home? A. He remembered how hard he used to work. B. He realized that he was only a visitor. C. He recognized the old housed and land. D. He remembered his next door neighbors. 69．Which of the following most likely indicates that there is a sad human sotry behind a physical change on the farm? A. A new variety of peach is being planted. B. Irrigation is being added to a grape operation. C. A piece of land is being sold by a bank. D. A farm is being sold to a large corporation. 70．The fact that most upsets the writer with the poet is that________. A. the poet prefers to live in the urban area B. the poet thinks that the folk people are backward
C. the poet says that little has changed in the valley D. the poet’s criticism and comments are not objective 第 II 卷（非选择题） 第四部分：任务型阅读 （共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 请认真阅读下列短文，并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入最恰当的单词。 注意：每空格 1 个单词。 Imagine living in a country torn by war. Or maybe you live in a place where there are few jobs and little chance to earn a living. Your family decides to move—not to another town, but to another country. You and your family have become immigrants. People are called immigrants when they move to a foreign country to make their homes. People become immigrants for many reasons. The most common one is economic opportunities. Most immigrants are attracted to other countries by the promise of jobs, farmland, or business opportunities. Other people become immigrants in order to get away from mistreatment or natural disasters. They are refugees. Some refugees move to avoid wars and political unrest. Others are seeking freedom to express their religious view. Still others are uprooted by disasters, such as terrible flooding or drought. Some people have become immigrants against their will. Caught in Africa, shipped to foreign lands and forced to work as slaves, many early African immigrants to North and South America came in chains. Except for Native Americans, all people came to the United States from someplace else. For nearly 500 years, immigrants have landed on America’s shores seeking a better life. Throughout American history, immigrants often worked low-paying, dangerous jobs that other people refused to do. Immigrants from around the world helped shape American life. Many immigrants absorbed the customs and language common to most Americans. They also brought their own traditions, including music and foods. Over time, many of these traditions have become part of American life. The first European immigrants to America hoped to colonize new lands. By the
mid-1500s, Spaniards had ventured into Florida, California, and the American Southwest. French immigrants arrived in the early 1600s and built their first colony in Canada. The English also arrived in the early 1600s. They established 13 colonies along America’s Atlantic Coast. In the 1700s, England became the major power in colonial North America. But many European immigrants came to live in the English colonies. They included people from Sweden, Holland, Germany, Scotland, and Ireland. Immigrants still come to the United States seeking freedom and economic opportunities. Most new immigrants no longer come from Europe. They come mainly from Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Today, the U.S. government limits the number of immigrants into the country each year. People who sneak illegally into the United States are called illegal immigrants, who, if caught, would be sent back to their home countries.
Key Points 71
Detailed Information Immigrants are those who move to a foreign country to make their homes. ·Most people come for 72 opportunities, such as good jobs, farmlands, or
business opportunities. ·Some move to the US to Reasons ·Some people immigrate in 74 for religious freedom. 75 , like many early African · Some people have become immigrants immigrants. ·French immigrants colony there. ·The English also came to the early 1600s, and 77 up thirteen colonies along History America’s Atlantic Coast. ·In the 1700s, European immigrants came to live in the English colonies, 78 Today · 79 people from Sweden, Holland etc. the past, the origins of most new immigrants are mainly Central 76 Canada in the early 1600s and built their first 73 away from wars or disasters.
and South America, the Caribbean, and Asia, instead of Europe. ·The US government set 80 on the number of immigrants into the country
each year. Illegal immigrants, if caught, would be sent back to their home countries.
第五部分：书面表达（满分 25 分） 人人都想成功，但是生活中失败却不可避免。作为一名高中生，我们该如何看待失败？ 请结合以下提示用英语写一篇短文。 1．有助于认识自身优缺点 失败的积极意义 2．促进自我提高 3．?? 1．勇敢面对 应对失败的措施 2．分析原因 3．?? 自我感受 注意： 1．对所有要点逐一陈述，适当发挥，不要简单翻译。 2．词数 150 左右。开头已写好，不计入总词数。 3．作文中不得提及有关考生个人身份的任何信息，如校名、人名等。 All of us experience failure and are afraid of it. However, every coin has two sides. __________ ________________________________________________________________________________ _ ??
2016 届高三第二次学情调研 英语参考答案 第一部分：听力（20 分） 1—20 ACACB BBABA BACAA BCBCC
第二部分：英语知识运用（35 分） 第一节：单项填空（15 分） 21~35 BABDD CDBCC ADDAD
第二节：完形填空（20 分） 36—55 ACACB DABBD DCCBC DAABB 第三部分：阅读理解（30 分） 56—70 ABDC ADA CDDA CBCD
第四部分：任务型阅读（10 分） 71—80Definition economic reached set/built escape/hide search including Unlike unwillingly/passively limits
第五部分：书面表达（25 分） All of us experience failure and are afraid of it. However, every coin has two sides. Failure also has its advantages. It provides us with an opportunity to see our strengths and weaknesses clearly, enabling us to find what is the most suitable for us. On the other hand, failure can be a good teacher. It tells us where we need improvements, where we should invest more time and energy, and what strategy to take. Failure is something unavoidable. Properly handled, though, it can teach us a lot. Firstly, we should face it bravely instead of complaining about the unfairness of life. Secondly, we should analyze the reasons timely to avoid making similar mistakes. Last but not least, we are supposed to make appropriate changes and more efforts. Only in this way are we more likely to succeed. As for me. I have a positive attitude towards failure, because I believe there is always wisdom to be learned from failure. I will keep in mind that failure is the mother of success. 附听力录音原文： Text 1
I've got my camera
with me. But am I allowed to take photos here?
W: I Text 2 M: I
think so. It doesn't say you can't.
really like living here in this flat, because it's so near the centre of town.
W: That's true. But it gets really noisy at night. Text 3 M: Hi, Maggie. I'm coming, but it's snowing and the traffic is moving slowly. so we can have dinner together.
W: OK, David. Take your time. We'll wait for you, Text 4 M:
Celia, you see those girls over there? They need another player for a basketball
game. Would you like to join them? W: Seems like it's a game for fun. Sure, I'll be there in a minute. Text 5 W: I won't have anything to wear to work on Monday unless I pick up my clothes
at the dry cleaner's. M: Then you'd better hurry. It closes at noon on Sundays. W: Oh! I should have gone there Saturday. Text 6 M: Alright, Sara, we know that you are planning something big for John's birthday. Could you tell us just what you have in your mind? W: I wanted to make his birthday a very special event. John has a sister living I'll send her a plane ticket, so that she can be here for his
in France. And birthday.
M: Boy! What an excellent plan! That's something special. I kind of guessed you had some secret plan and you were waiting for the right time to tell me. W: Well, I didn't want to say anything until I Text 7 W: Hey, Peter, I'm sorry! M: Hi, Diana, what's wrong? was sure she could come.
W: We were going to Hong Kong this weekend, but I'm afraid I can't go.
M: How come? W: I have a really big geography test and I have to study for it.
M: We can go next week instead. W: No, I don't want to ruin your weekend. You go ahead and please take the book I bought to my friend — Sally. Tell her I have to study all
weekend, because I can't afford to fail the test. M: OK, then I'll go with Dan. But it's a pity you can't come. Text 8 W: Hello, this is Andrea. M: Hello, Andrea, this is Alex. I have some very good news for you. Miranda was very satisfied with you and she said she's very much looking forward to working with you. Isn't that wonderful? Congratulations dear! How does it feel to be Miranda's new assistant? I imagine that you're just delighted with this news.
So let's see, you can start on Monday, right? W: Umm, well, I don't think I can start Monday. I am visiting my father
in Baltimore. And because
I don't live in New York, I'll need a couple of days
to find a flat and buy some furniture and move my things from Avon. M: Oh, well then, in that case I suppose Wednesday will be good. OK, see you then! Text 9 W: Hello, Mr. Jan Erick Freedman. You're a frequent traveler. And we also know that you eat out twice a day. How come you're so fond of eating out? M: When I got my first job back in 1982 and started traveling, I had no other I found that I felt different due to what I was
choice but to eat out. eating, so
I tried to find places that served food that made me feel good. The
secret was the quality of the food and how well the food was prepared. I made an effort to find good restaurants as well as nice dishes. W: How did you manage to make a list of 218 favorite restaurants? M: I've lived in many cities and when I moved back to Sweden from the United asked me where to go to eat when they went to the
cities I knew. I
a lot of ideas. Then I
wrote about restaurants for the
Swedish club magazine and someone suggested I gather the information about the restaurants together. Since I to, I started to do that. W: How do you find restaurants? M: The best way is to ask the people there. I may talk to people at the street I never asked a hotel clerk or had all the facts about the restaurants I've been
market or take a walk and look for a place myself.
a taxi driver. I don't go to the empty restaurants or places with menus difficult to understand. Text 10 M: At the beginning of the tour, we will start with the most important place
in my town, which is the Plaza Leon. The Plaza Leon, which is more than 100 years old, is a gathering place for young people on Friday and Saturday nights, and for parents and children on Sunday afternoons. Four streets lead to the Plaza which have white sidewalks and a tree line. Hernandes Street, which was named after a famous writer born in the city, contains all of the food stores, fish markets and vegetable stands. Fernando Street, which was named after an educator, is where all of the
government offices are housed. Via del Mar Street whose roads are made of stones is the only street which still has its old surface. Finally, Street, on which there are two universities. university in my country. That's why it is my we come to Horatio
One of them is the most famous favorite street of all.