[00:00.00]人人听力网 CHAPTER THREE Reading Page 43 [00:-1.00]FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE [00:-2.00]by Meg Pan [00:-3.00]If you need any help in planning your future, [00:-4.00]call in at the Educat
ion and Careers Expo, [00:-5.00]which opened at the City Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday. [00:-6.00]Expo gives you a unique opportunity to meet leading industrialists and educators. [00:-7.00]This year,there are over 150 exhibitors,including businesses, [00:-8.00]professions and government departments [00:-9.00]In addition,there are representatives from over 100 educational institutions, [00:10.00]including many from overseas. [00:11.00]Don't miss out on this great chance to get some personal advice [00:12.00]direct from the experts. [00:13.00]2.I spoke to several young people at Expo, [00:14.00]and they all agreed how useful it was to have so much expertise [00:15.00]and information under one roof. [00:16.00]3.Duncan Kelly intends to take a university course in design [00:17.00]after he leaves school. [00:18.00]Duncan,a Senior High Grade 3 student,said, [00:19.00]'My mother has an art shop and designs her own products, [00:20.00]and I think I take after her.' [00:21.00]Duncan was collecting some of the free literature when I spoke to him. [00:22.00]'I've picked up a lot of college prospectuses and so on, [00:23.00]but I'm not in a hurry to make a choice at the moment. [00:24.00]I want to get all the information before I make up my mind.' [00:25.00]Barbara Watts is already at university,in the second year of a law degree. [00:26.00]She's decided to keep on studying after she graduates. [00:27.00]'I hope that I can go abroad to study,'said Barbara, [00:28.00]'but I may not be able to afford it. [00:29.00]I applied for several scholarships last year without any luck. [00:30.00]I aim to keep on trying,however.' [00:31.00]One feature of Expo is the careers seminars, [00:32.00]at which expert speakers outline their respective fields. [00:33.00]Barbara attended a seminar on international law. [00:34.00]The speaker was really good at getting across his message,'said Barbara. [00:35.00]'It was very helpful.' [00:36.00]6.But Expo isn't just for people who are still in education. [00:37.00]It also offers help to those in employment, [00:38.00]and to people who are considering retraining or a change of career. [00:39.00]7.Charles Li,21,left school after Junior High and went to work in a factory. [00:40.00]'I wanted to help my family by earning a living,'Charles told me. [00:41.00]'I took the first job I could find,without much thought. [00:42.00]Initially,the salary looked good. [00:43.00]But now I realize that I'm in a dead-end job.
[00:44.00]I wish I'd stayed at school longer. [00:45.00]I'm looking at changing my career and perhaps studying to be an accountant, [00:46.00]but this time I'm going to get plenty of information and advice [00:47.00]I've no intention of making the same mistake twice.' [00:48.00]8.One advantage of Expo [00:49.00]is that you can meet many prospective employers face-to-face [00:50.00]and talk to them frankly about your plans. [00:51.00]As Charles told me, [00:52.00]'Normally I wouldn't dare to go and talk to the manager of a company. [00:53.00]But today I have talked to several managers It's easy to meet them here, [00:54.00]in a relaxed environment.' [00:55.00]9.The organizers expect over 200,000 young people to visit Expo, [00:56.00]and there's no doubt that it's a bit of a squash. [00:57.00]But the opportunities available here certainly make up for any discomfort. [00:58.00]So,if you need any help with your future,come along to Expo. [00:59.00]You don't need a ticket. [-1:00.00]It's open today,Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. [-1:-1.00]and entry is free to all. [-1:-2.00]INTEGRATED SKILLS Page 47 [-1:-3.00]Exam tasks Task one [-1:-4.00]you are going to hear three telephone calls between your character Diana Jordon, [-1:-5.00]and other people. [-1:-6.00]Listen and take brief notes of the main points of each conversation. [-1:-7.00]SPEAKING Page 56 [-1:-8.00]A Saying and recognizing Wh-questions [-1:-9.00]When you say or read questions which start with Wh-words, [-1:10.00]remember to start on a high tone, [-1:11.00]and then let your voice fall on the main stress, [-1:12.00]which is usually near the end of the question. [-1:13.00]When did you leave school? [-1:14.00]Who is your favourite singer? [-1:15.00]A1.1.How is your mother? [-1:16.00]2.When is your birthday? [-1:17.00]3.What did your surname? [-1:18.00]4.Why did you say that? [-1:19.00]5.Who is your best friend? [-1:20.00]6.Where is it made? [-1:21.00]7.How much did you pay for that? [-1:22.00]8.Whose book is this? [-1:23.00]In an interview, [-1:24.00]it is sometimes difficult to recognize the first word of a Wh-question [-1:25.00]The words who/how and where/when sound very similar in fast speech [-1:26.00]Remember that you can ask the interviewer to repeat the question. [-1:27.00]Use a polite patten such as one of the following:
[-1:28.00]I beg your pardon?/I'm sorry,I didn't catch that question. [-1:29.00]Could you say that again,please? [-1:30.00]MORE LANGUAGE INPUT Page 61 [-1:31.00]A Reading [-1:32.00]Have You Ever Thought about Volunteer Work? [-1:33.00]Have you ever thought about volunteer work? [-1:34.00]Have you ever participated in some? [-1:35.00]Why would you want to devote your precious time [-1:36.00]to a job that does not pay you anything? [-1:37.00]Perhaps to say that 'volunteer work does not pay' is not completely true. [-1:38.00]Although it does not compensate financially [-1:39.00]volunteer work is actually a two-way street. [-1:40.00]It offers you the opportunity to develop skills [-1:41.00]and gain experiences that you may use later in a paying job. [-1:42.00]It also helps you to test and develop your own personality, [-1:43.00]because you are doing the work out of passion and desire [-1:44.00]rather than simply to get material rewards. [-1:45.00]Through this kind of work, [-1:46.00]you are telling yourself that you are not only interested in your own future, [-1:47.00]but also interested in the world as a whole. [-1:48.00]Volunteer work gives you confidence and a sense of self. [-1:49.00]You can see how you do and feel in certain risk-free situations, [-1:50.00]and thus better figure out the kind of things or jobs that really interest you. [-1:51.00]And of course,there is always the opportunity for you to make friends [-1:52.00]with people of all ages and backgrounds. [-1:53.00]Perhaps it is more appropriate to say that'volunteer work is a school'. [-1:54.00]You pay for a time to learn. [-1:55.00]Volunteer work is a memory you do not realize its true value until [-1:56.00]until some day you look back on it [-1:57.00]with a feeling of internal joy and satisfaction. [-1:58.00]Page 62 [-1:59.00]B Listening [-2:00.00]Your resume should be no longer than____. [-2:-1.00]It is extremely important to prepare for___by preparing___as [-2:-2.00]well as preparing___to questions you many be asked. [-2:-3.00]When you receive a___ from someone, [-2:-4.00]you should really___the card before putting it in your___or briefcase. [-2:-5.00]You should always___or___your mobile phone and pager before going to an interview. [-2:-6.00]Wearing a formal suit is always the___for succes in an interview [-2:-7.00]When you are at a meeting, [-2:-8.00]the best place to put your name tag is on your___or___area [-2:-9.00]When you call a possible employer, [-2:10.00]please use a___and___voice and always tell them first who you are and why___.