2014-2015 学年第二学期高二六月月考 高二英语试卷
（考试时间：120 分钟； 分值： 150 分； 命题人：刘海燕） 第I卷 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号涂黑。如需改动，用橡皮擦 干净后，再选涂其他答案标号。不能答在本试卷上，否则无效。 第一部分听力（共
两节，满分 20 分） 做题时，先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答 案转涂到答题卡上。 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. Where does the conversation take place? A. At a station. B. In a restaurant C. At an airport. 2. How is the woman going home? A. By bus. B. By car. C. On foot. 3. What did the woman do last weekend? A. Went to work. B. Went for a walk. C. Went boating. 4. Where is the umbrella? A. On the bus. B. In the bag. C. In the hall. 5. What probably will the woman buy? A. An iPhone5s. B. An iPhone6. C. An iPhone6 plus. 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，从每题所给的 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 至 7 题。 6. What is the weather probably like these days? A. Sunny. B. Windy. C. Terrible. 7. What fun will they probably have today? A. Go hiking. B. Have fun indoors. C. Go cycling. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What does the guest apologize for when he arrives at the front desk? A. He forgot to pay. B. He is late checking out. C. The kids used the pool when it was closed. 9. How does the guest feel about staying in the hotel? A. Angry. B. Disappointed. C. Satisfied.
10. What was the guest charged for besides the room rate? A. Telephone use. B. Some drinks. C. A fridge. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. Why does the girl quarrel with Lily? A. They don?t agree on something. B. Lily always talks behind her back. C. Lily always tells lies. 12. What does the man do after learning about the girls? fight? A. He quarrels with the girl. B. He gives the girl advice. C. He doesn?t care who is right. 13. What will the girl do next? A. Say hello to Lily. B. Say sorry to Lily. C. Pass the phone to the man. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14. What are they talking about? A. Family?s income. B. Junk food and climate. C. Factors that affect people?s size. 15. Which group is likely to be overweight? A. Low-income group. B. People in hot climate. C. People addicted to cigar. 16. What is true about Jack? A. He is on a diet. B. He is heavier than before. C. He has got enough exercise. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What does the tour guide say is illegal in Los Cabos? A. Being drunk in public. B. Standing on buses. C. Eating on buses. 18. What can tourists do in San Jose, Los Cabos? A. Swim in the water. B. Walk along the water. C. Dance in the water. 19. What place is recommended for tourists to exchange money? A. At a credit card center. B. At the hotel. C. At a bank. 20. What advice does the tour guide give about the luggage? A. To take the luggage off the bus. B. To give the luggage to Javier. C. To leave the luggage on the bus. 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 I landed in Beijing on 1st April 2004. I had little cash but big dreams. The fire that burnt inside my soul filled me with an large amount of energy and courage to face the world, China. I chose to work and live there because It's the biggest market for English teachers. I am from Pakistan, a country where people make fun of other people who speak and practice English. I was discouraged, and jeered at. Fed up with all the chaos, I left my dear homeland and made China my new homeland. My destination was to get to Hunan Agricultural University in Changsha City. This was I would say, the best decision I have ever made so far.
Coming to China opened up a whole new world for me. I felt loved and valued for the first time in my life. There were small pubs and bars all around the university where I would hang out with students and they practiced English with me and other English speakers. Leslie, an American teacher and I were assigned a teachers' training workshop to enhance Chinese teachers English language. It was so much fun teaching together as a team. I miss that time so much. I was given a blue book by the university that said “Foreign Expert” on it. This improved my self-esteem further. I was warmly received wherever I had gone. I am not a native English speaker but I sound native due to practice and focus on English. In 2010, A rule came that did not allow non-native speakers to be English teachers in China. I tried so hard to get my visa but without success. Broken- hearted, I had to quit China. I am again suffering that life pains here living among so much negativity. But, I am positive! I am trying to contact employers in China but my nationality is a big “?” -- I miss everything in China. 21. Which of the following statements is true? A. The author came to China to work maily for the purpose of earning more money. B. People look down upon those who speak and practice English in Pakistan. C. The author liked to work in his / her own country as well as in China. D. The author was very glad to return to his / her own country after living in Changsha for nearly 10 years. 22. The underlined phrase “ jeered at” in the first paragraph probably has the same meaning as _____________. A. sworn at B. shouted at C. glared at D. laughed at 23. While recalling his / her work and life in China, the author?s tone may be ____________. A. heart-broken B. regretful C. satisfied D. so-so 24. Where is the passage most likely to have been taken from? A. A personal blog. B. A travel note. C. A tourist guide. D. A school report B Planning a visit to the UK? Here we help with ways to cut your costs. AVOID BIG EVENTS. Big sporting events, concerts and exhibitions can increase the cost of accommodation and make it harder to find a room. A standard double room at the Thistle Brighton on the final Friday of the Brighton Comedy Festival (19 Oct.) cost ? 169.15 at Booking.com. A week later, the same room cost ? 118.15. If you can be flexible and want to know dates to avoid—or you?re looking for a big event to pass your time—check out sites such as Whatsonwhen.com, which allow you to search for events in the UK by city, date and category. STAY AWAY FROM THE STATION. If traveling to your destination by train, you may want to find a good base close to the station, but you could end up paying more for the sake of convenience at the start of your holiday. Don?t be too choosy about the part of town you stay in. Booking two months in advance, the cheapest room at Travelodge?s Central Euston hotel in London for Saturday 22
September was ? 95.95. A room just a tube journey away at its Covent Garden hotel was ? 75.75. And at Farringdon, a double room cost just ? 62.95. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF. Really central hotels in cities such as London, Edinburgh and Cardiff can cost a fortune, especially at weekends and during big events. As an alternative consider checking into a self-catering flat with its own kitchen. Often these flats are hidden away on the top floors of city centre buildings. A great example is the historic O?Neill Flat on Edinburgh?s Royal Mile, available for ?420 for five days in late September, with room for four adults. GET ON A BIKE. London?s “Boris bikes” have attracted the most attention, but other cities also have similar programs that let you rent a bicycle and explore at your own pace, saving you on public transport or car parking costs. Among the smaller cities with their own programs are Newcastle (casual members pay around ? 1.50 for two hours) and Cardiff (free for up to 30 minutes, or ? 5 per day). 25. The Brighton Comedy Festival is mentioned mainly to show big events may __________. A. help travelers pass time B. attract lots of travelers to the UK C. allow travelers to make flexible plans D. cause travelers to pay more for accommodation 26. The passage shows that the O'Neill Flat __________. A. lies on the ground floor B. is located in central London C. provides cooking facilities for tourists D. costs over $100 on average per day in late September 27. The main purpose of the passage is __________. A. to tell visitors how to book in advance B. to supply visitors with hotel information C. to show visitors the importance of self-help D. to offer visitors some money-saving tips C Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Steve Jobs—what do they have in common? They are, of course, all Americans. And according to a survey, they all best illustrate(举例说明) the word “cool”. But just what does it mean to say someone is “cool”? Most would answer that it is something to do with being independent-minded and not following the crowd. Yale University art professor Robert Farris Thompson says that the term “cool” goes back to 15th century West African philosophy(哲学). “Cool” relates to ideas of grace(优雅) under pressure. “In Africa, ” he writes, “coolness is a positive quality which combines calmness, silence, and life. ” The modern idea of “cool” developed largely in the US after World War Ⅱ. “Post-war ?cool? was in part an expression of war-weariness(厌战). It went against the strict social rules of the time, ” write sociologists Dick Pountain and David Robins in Cool Rules: Anatomy of an Attitude.
But it was the American actor James Dean who became the symbol for “cool” in the hugely successful 1955 movie Rebel without a Cause. Dean plays a tough guy who disobeys his parents and the authorities. He always gets the girl, smokes cigarettes, wears a leather jacket and beats up bullies(欺凌弱小者). In the movie, Dean showed what “cool” would mean to American young people for the next 60 years. Today the focus of “cool” has changed to athletics stars. Often in movies about schools, students gain popularity on the athletics field more than in the classroom. This can be seen quite clearly in movies like Varsity Blues and John Tucker Must Die. But many teenagers also think being smart is cool. Chess and other thinking games have been becoming more popular in schools. “Call it the Harry Potterization of America—a time when being smart is the new cool, ” writes journalist Joe Sunnen. 28. Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Steve Jobs are mentioned in the first paragraph to ________. A. introduce the topic B. draw our attention C. tell us what they have in common D. tell us what is “cool” 29. If you were considered “cool” in Africa in the 15th century, you ________. A. thought and acted differently from the majority B. had a calm and quiet attitude towards life C. didn?t observe rules and authorities D. had all kinds of “bad” manners 30. The heroes in Varsity Blues and John Tucker Must Die are likely to be those who ________. A. do very well in their studies B. are very skilled at sports C. are good at chess and other thinking games D. have supernatural powers like Harry Potter 31. What does the article mainly talk about? A. The origin of the word “cool”. B. The kinds of people who are “cool”. C. The changing meaning of the word “cool”. D. How to be a “cool” person. D Instagram is containing so many photos of food—now a pop-up diner in London is taking advantage of this new trend by letting people settle the bill for their meals simply by uploading photos of their dishes to social networks. I always thought people's taking pictures of their food was kind of silly, but at this new pop-up restaurant in the UK, I'd probably do it too. “The Picture House” is the world's first pay-by-photo restaurant—you order, click a photo of the food, share on Instagram and eat for free! The restaurant belongs to frozen food giant (巨人) Birds Eye, who came up with the idea to cash in on people's addiction with photographing food and sharing the pictures online. They conducted a survey and found out that more than half of the British population regularly took pictures of their meals. So they realized it was a better way to advertise their
new dining range. The pop-up diner was open in Soho, London for three days in May, and is now moving to other major UK cities. They serve two-course meals that customers don't have to pay for, if they photo and Instagram it. The restaurant is a part of Birds Eye's “Food for Life” campaign, a new marketing project that aims at changing the way people look at frozen food. “Taking photos of food enables people to show off and to share their mealtime moments—from the everyday to the special," said marketing director Margaret Jobling. The reaction to “The Picture House” has been great so far. And the pay-by-picture concept has proven to be an effective way. Alternative payment methods are actually gaining popularity among a lot of businesses. Last year, in a cafe in Germany customers pay by how much time they spent there, not by what they eat. 32. Instagram probably is _____________. A. a restaurant free of charge B. a campaign of "Food for Life" C. a new marketing project D. a program used to share photos 33. What's the author's attitude to this new trend? A. Opposed. B. Interested. C. Confused. D. Unconcerned. 34. “The Picture House” encourages sharing photos of its food to _____________. A. attract more customers B. raise the price of frozen food C. create a new social media trend D. reward the regular customers 35. Which of the following can serve as the best title for the passage? A. No Need to Pay. B. The Pop-up Diner. C. Pay by Picture. D. Food for Life. 第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 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。 Most countries have their own breakfast traditions. For example, a breakfast containing bread, eggs, and coffee, is common in the United States. However, people in Japan usually have white rice and vegetable soup for breakfast. 36 In fact, in some Asian countries, breakfast does not usually mean foods that are different from other meals. European countries have their own breakfast traditions too! In Italy, people usually just eat bread and coffee. 37 And an “English breakfast” means eggs, salted meat, vegetables or fruit, and bread. It is a very large meal. In Africa, breakfast is very different across the continent. 38 In Nigeria, for example, many different tribes eat different foods for breakfast. One common thing is ground beans. In parts of Nigeria, people make a round cake from beans and cook it in oil. In other parts of Nigeria, people drink coffee. They also eat bread with butter or chocolate on it, along with fresh fruit. 39 People in Costa Rica, Central America have a meal called gallo pinto for breakfast. Gallo Pinto is Spanish for “spotted rooster,” but the breakfast food is not a rooster or a chicken! Gallo Pinto is just rice and beans. It also uses a special sweet and
spicy(辛辣的) liquid called Lizano Sauce, which is a special part of the Costa Rican breakfast. People eat different versions of this same food in other Central American countries. 40 But all of them find ways to eat the things that will be healthy for them. A. But these meals can be different. B. In other parts of Africa, people drink coffee. C. This is very similar to other meals in the day. D. In the Americas, the breakfast meal is different too. E. Each country across the world has a different breakfast. F. In Germany, people eat different cold meats and special bread rolls. G. What people have for breakfast differs a lot even within the same country. 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 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，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（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。 Don?t let Aurora?s small stature（身材）fool you—her spirit is strong. She is one of 140 chickens 41 from a farm. When we saved her, she was tiny and sick and it seemed 42 that she would survive. Having never got the right 43 many of the chickens were sick and some 44 died. At a young age, Aurora and her sisters and brothers were 45 by their mom. Luckily, another mother 46 their care. Aurora seemed the last to 47 food and attention. She grew at a much slower 48 than her brothers and sisters. Everything seemed 49 her. At the young age of seven months, Aurora had lost two moms and was 50 to find a place with the other chickens. Aurora 51 found comfort with an old chicken named Margaret, staying under her wings during the cold nights, 52 Margaret was so old that a few months later she died. Aurora, in her own way, thinks of Margaret. Every evening, you will find her in the 53 spot where she kept Margaret company. 54 when the other chickens try to 55 her away, Aurora comes back. As Aurora grew, we became 56 at her love to simply live. Nothing 57 her. So remember, when life seems so 58 that you can?t take it, think of Aurora. She has lost two moms, watched her sisters and brothers die, and 59 from serious illnesses. Yet she enjoys the small, sweet 60 life has offered—safety, food, warmth and good friendships. 41. A. raised 42. A. hopeful 43. A. touch 44. A. sadly 45. A. punished 46. A. took on 47. A. get 48. A. cost B. purchased B. proper B. care B. angrily B. refused B. put forward B. eat B. rate C. rescued C. possible C. gift C. coldly C. abandoned C. looked after C. draw C. standard D. collected D. unlikely D. partner D. calmly D. scolded D. brought about D. offer D. value
49. A. for 50. A. arranging 51. A. lately 52. A. unless 53. A. same 54. A. Still 55. A. clear 56. A. nervous 57. A. helped 58. A. tough 59. A. waked 60. A. chances
B. around B. choosing B. eventually B. so B. relevant B. Thus B. put B. amazed B. attracted B. different B. made B. pleasures
C. about C. struggling C. constantly C. because C. similar C. Even C. turn C. excited C. impressed C. smooth C. recovered C. dreams
D. against D. affording D. frequently D. but D. normal D. Yet D. push D. disappointed D. stopped D. boring D. learned D. services
第 II 卷 第二节 （共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 As an old English saying goes, “honesty is the best policy”. It is more than an old cliché （陈词滥调）, but 61 good way to live your life. 62 (easy) choice that we can make. When people get caught in 63 (free). Many people believe that being honest 64 (pay) 65 (true) free. First, honesty is the
lies, it always costs them something. Many relationships are destroyed by lies. Second, honesty gives us much limits them in life, but that is not true. Sooner or later those dishonest people a price for their acts; on the contrary, when we are honest, we are If there were two people honest and a person 68 67 66
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live in the truth or we live in lies. Truth sets us free and lies leave us in nothing but more troubles. Honesty is a choice that we make each day. The choice is you choose? 第四部分 写作（共三节，满分 45 分） 第一节 单词拼写（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 71. Professor Higgins said that he could place a man by just a few ___________ (言论). 72. Seaton lay on his bed and stared at the ceiling as the light ___________ (减弱). 73. ___________ speaking (一般来说),the coldest weather comes in January. 74. ___________ to (由于) engine trouble, the plane had to make a forced landing. 75. All efforts of cloning an animal will be in ___________ (白费力气) if there is not enough diversity in the group. 76. Will it ___________ (打扰) you if I turn the television on? 77. The clock ___________ (敲响) twelve when I walked past the tower. 78. The ___________ (退休) teacher took up learning French in his seventies. (you). What will
79. He whispered something with his fingers ___________ (轻敲)on the window. 80. On the other hand, Dolly?s appearance raised a storm of ___________ (反对). 第二节 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。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)不计分。 Beijing has lots of famous tourist attractions. Every year many tourist come here to enjoy its beautiful scenery and rich culture. But several years ago, visitors behave badly. Some talked loudly in public and threw litter everywhere. Some picked flowers, cutting down trees and hurt animals. And even better, some painted on the walls and smoked in the woods. Luckily, things has changed. Rubbish is always put into dustbins. People are friendly at animals. Everybody smokes in the woods. All these changes make us happily. As student, I think we should know it?s our duty to protect the environment. Let?s to change our behaviors when we travel. 第三节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 本学期，你校校报发出通知需要一名英语编辑。要求英语和电脑好。假如你是李华， 一名高二学生，对此很感兴趣，请给校报负责人写一封申请书。内容必须包括： 1. 介绍你的性格爱好及能力； 2. 说明你对此职位感兴趣的原因； 3. 表达你希望获准的愿望。 注意：1. 词数 100 左右； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
Dear Sir or Madam, I have learned that you need an English editor for the school paper. _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________
高二六月月考参考答案 听力： 1-5 CABCA 6-10 CABCB 11-15 ABBCA 16-20 BABCA 阅读理解： 21-24 BDCA 25-27 DCD 28-31 ABBC 32-35 DBAC 36-40 CFGDE 完形填空： 41-45 CDBAC 46-50 AABDC 51-55 BDACD 56-60 BDACB 语法填空： 61-65 a, easiest, freedom, will pay, truly 66-70 standing, who / that, to believe, Either, yours 单词拼写: 71-75 remarks, faded, Generally, Owing, vain 76-80 bother, struck, retired, tapping, objections 短文改错： Beijing has lots of famous tourist attractions. Every year many tourist come here to enjoy tourists its beautiful scenery and rich culture. But several years ago, visitors behave badly. Some talked behaved loudly in public and threw litter everywhere. Some picked flowers, cutting down trees and hurt cut animals. And even better, some painted on the walls and smoked in the woods. Luckily, things worse has changed. Rubbish is always put into dustbins. People are friendly at animals. Everybody have to Nobody smokes in the woods. All these changes make us happily. As ∧ student, I think we should happy a know it’s our duty to protect the environment. Let’s to change our behaviors when we travel. 写作: one possible version Dear Sir or Madam, I have learned that you need an English editor for the school paper. With great interest in the job, I’m writing to apply for the position. My name is Li Hua, a student in Grade 2. I believe I meet the requirements of an English editor. To begin with, I love English and do well both in spoken English and written English. Besides, As an editor, computer skills are necessary. Not only can I operate computers skillfully but have a good knowledge of common editing softwares. Most importantly, kind and open-minded, I am willing to offer some of my spare time to serve the students. Being an English editor, I think, will encourage me to make bigger progress in English and computers as well as help me learn more about our school life. So I sincerely hope you can give me the chance. Your early reply will be highly appreciated! Yours, Li Hua. 听力原文： Text 1. M: It’s nice of you to see me off at the airport. Thakn you very much. W: We’ll miss you. We hope you will visit Hangzhou again. Text 2 W: My dad is coming to pick me up. Why not wait for a lift? M: No, thanks. I’d better take the bus home.
Text 3 M: Did you have a good weekend? The weather was lovely. W: Yes, we did. I went for a walk in the park near our home, and my husband and the children went boating on the lake. Text 4 W: Where is your umbrella? I hope you haven’t left it on the bus. M: No, I’ve put it in my backpack. W: Are you sure? I can’t see it in the bag. M: Oh, here it is-hanging in the hall. I forgot to take it this morning. Text 5 W: Good news! The iPhone6 and iPhone6 plus are going on sale near the end of next month. M: It is said that the iPhone6 is bigger, thinner and more powerful. There are 64GB and 128GB models. W: But mine is broken and I need one immediately. I am considering the iPhone5s right now. Text 6 W: Hey, Tom! Lovely day, isn’t it? M: Yes. The sky is blue and the air is extremely fresh. I hope it stays like this. W: Me too. These days we seldom see the clear sky because of the heavy smog. M: Since it’s so fine out today, how about having some fun outdoors? W: Great. Go cycling or hiking? M: I prefer to go hiking. Would you join me? W: I can’t wait. Text 7 M: Sorry. I know we’re a few minutes late. W: That’s no problem. It’s always really busy at check out time anyway. M: Oh, really. The last hotel we stayed in charged us for a late check out. W: The hotel isn’t booked this week, so it’s not a problem. How was everything? M: The room was great. The beds were really comfortable, and we weren’t expecting our own fridge. W: I’m glad you liked it. M: The kids were disappointed that the pool wasn’t open this morning, though. W: I apologize for that. We can’t get a cleaner in any earlier than 10 am. M: Well, we had a nice swim last night anyhow. W: Will you be putting this on your credit card? M: No, I’ll pay cash. W: OK. So the total comes to $123.67, including tax. M: I thought it was $115. That's what they said yesterday when we checked in. W: Yes, but there is an extra room charge on your bill. M: Oh, I forgot. My wife ordered some drinks. Sorry. W: No problem. So...from $140, here's your change. Now, I'll just need to ask you for your room
keys. Text 8 W: Oh, Peter, I feel very bad. I got in a fight with my best friend Lily. M: Everyone fights with his or her friends every once in a while. W: Well, a girl always tells lies on people and gets them in trouble. She tells everybody that Susan was fat and not a good friend. Lily thinks we should tell Susan. But I think there is no point telling Susan. Susan will get upset. M: Well, I am not sure. Maybe she should know. It’s not nice if someone is saying things about you that aren’t true. W: Then you agree with Lily. M: Don’t be afraid to say you are sorry. W: No way. She should say sorry to me first. Perhaps she doesn’t care. M: It is really silly of you to quarrel about such things. It’s OK to have different opinions sometimes. You can still be friends. If possible, try to find a time when you can apologize to her in person, without an audience. If that won’t work, offer a phone call or a note. W: OK, pass me the phone. Text 9 W: Why are so many people overweight? M: I don’t know. But there are some factors that affect people’s size. W: What are they? M: One study said that low-income groups have a higher percentage of over-weight people than higher income families. W: Are there any other factors? M: Yes, the study also said that the hotter the climate, the lower the percentage of over-weight people. W: That makes sense. When it’s hot, you don’t feel like eating a lot. M: And the diet has a lot of fat and oil. We eat a lot of meat. And also we eat more sugar and junk food. But there is another reason why so many people are fat. W: What’s that? M: Nobody exercises any more---not even kids. Everyone seems addicted to the net! W: Wow! No wonder people are so fat. You don’t get enough exercise. Say, Jack, aren’t you getting a little bigger in the waist? M: Yeah, I guess so. W: You really need to watch what you eat and get some exercise. M: Hey, I started a diet and lost 10 pounds. W: So, what happened? M: Well, I quit and gained it back plus 5 pounds. W: You should have kept trying. Text 10 Hello everyone. My name is Luca. On behalf of Suntan Tours I'd like to welcome you all to Los Cabos. The bus ride to your hotel will take about fifteen minutes. Firstly, I ask that you
remain seated until we reach our destination and that you not eat or drink while on the bus. Secondly, please realize that it is against the law to get drunk in public. Enjoy your vacation, but do drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. I promise you are going to enjoy your stay here in San Jose, Los Cabos. This is a beautiful, quiet city where you can relax, sit by the beach, enjoy great meals and feel very safe. You can walk into town and enjoy the fountains or take a moonlit walk along the water. Please do not swim here. This is not a safe place to swim. Cabos San Lucas is the place to go if you want to enjoy swimming in the ocean. You can take a short bus ride from your hotel. There you will also enjoy entertainment and dancing. If you need to exchange money, please use a bank. We don't recommend exchanging your money at the hotel. Or, if you prefer, you can always use your credit cards. We're going to be pulling up to the hotel in just a few minutes. Please sit back and enjoy the view of the ocean on the left hand side of the bus as we enter the city. I ask that you remain in your seats until we have come to a complete stop. Javier will be meeting us at the bus to help you with your bags. Please double check to make sure your bag has been taken off the bus. On behalf of Suntan Tours, have a wonderful vacation in San Jose.