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福建省福州八县(市)一中11-12学年高二上学期期末联考试题英语

2011-2012 学年度第一学期八县(市)一中期末考 高二英语试卷
考试日期: 1 月 11 日 完卷时间: 120 分钟 满 分:150 分

第Ⅰ卷 选择题(满分 105 分) 第一部分 听力理解(共两节,满分 30 分) 第一节(共 5 小题,每小题 1.5 分,满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后, 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 is the man doing? A、Making a call. A、30 minutes. A、At the store. B、Having lunch. B、45 minutes. B、In the man’s C、Reading a newspaper. C、75 minutes. C、In the classroom. 2、How much time does John spend jumping rope? 3、Where are the speakers probably? 4、What does the man mean? A、He wants some more steak. B、He is really angry. C、He is full. 5、What does the man enjoy doing? A、Writing books. B、Reading books. C、Going to the movies. 第二节(共 15 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 22.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话或独白。 每段对话或独白后有几个小题, 从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话 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 秒钟作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
听下面第 6 段材料,回答 6、7 题。

6、Where is the woman going? A、The train station. B、The luggage room. C、The airport.

7、How much are tickets at the ticket office?

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A、More expensive than those on the train. B、Less expensive than those on the train. C、The same price as those on the train. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 8、9 题。 8、How long has the man been on a diet? A、For 2 months. B、For 3 months. C、For 4 months. 9、What did the trainer tell the man to do? A、Change his eating habits. B、Exercise every morning. C、Slow his pace of life. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题。 10、What are the speakers mainly talking about? A、Recycling. B、Books about waste treatment. C、School assignments. 11、Who might be the woman? A、 A researcher. B、A writer. C、 A student. 12、What will the speakers do together? A、Go to some recycling centers to do a survey. B、Read about waste treatment. C、Write papers about waste treatment. 听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题。 13、Who is Bergman? A、A writer. B、An actor. C、A filmmaker. 14、What is most surprising to the man? A、The kinds of films the woman likes. B、The common interests they share. C、The classic conflict in horror movies. 15、What kind of music does the man suppose the woman likes ? A、Classical music. A、Horror movies. B、Country music B、Comedies. C、Heavy metal. C、Action movies. 16、What does the man like to watch when he is tired? 听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题。 页,共 14 页 高二英语 第 2 17、What kind of damage was caused to the houses in the city?

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A、The roofs were destroyed. B、Gas lines were cut. C、They were completely flooded. 18、On which street did trees become uprooted and fall onto parked cars? A、Green Street. B、Main Street. C、White Street. 19、What do we know about the bus accident? A、The bus ran into a tree. B、No one was injured. C、The bus was taking students home. 20、What will the weather be like tomorrow? A、Stormy. B、Clear. C、Cloudy.

第二部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第一节 单项填空(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,共 15 分) 21 --Could you turn the TV down a little bit? ---______. Is it disturbing you? A. Take it easy B. I’m sorry. C. Not a bit D. It depends. 22. --- What do you think of _____opening ceremony of the Guangzhou Asian games? ----It was _____magical and memorable sight. A. the; the B. a; the C. a ; a D. the; a 23. Every i-phone we sell comes with a two-year _______. A. guarantee B. safety C. confirmation D. variety 24..Ploughing the field is the ________means to grow crops in China, typical of the Chinese farming for thousands of years. A. controversial B. conventional C. contradictory D. contemporary 25.______private cars are bringing us convenience, they may also cause more traffic accidents and pollution. A. While B. As C. If D. Since 26. The young lady _____a cry of surprise when she saw something moving in the dark. A. put out B. made out C. turned out D. let out 27. Last month, Thailand was struck by severe floods from _______effects the people are still suffering. A. that B. which C. whose D. what 28. Multi--media teaching aids ______to students and help them learn better but ____they should not be overused in class. A. attract; on the other hand B. appeal; on the other hand C. draw; on one hand D. catch; on one hand 29.He insisted that the expert’s suggestion _____right and that we ____the plan into practice
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as soon as possible. A. should be; put B. were; should put C. is; should put D. was; put 30.It is illegal for a public official to ask people for gifts or money ____favors to them. A. in preference to B. in place of C. in agreement of D. in exchange for 31. Had it been possible I would have gone to the movies but I ______busy. A. had been B. am C. was D. would be 32._________by the advances in markets, many farmers have set up green farms on their land. A Being encouraged B Encouraging C Encouraged D Having encouraged 33.—What made you so excited? ---__________. A. Because my father bought me a MP3. B. I received a gift from my girl friend. C. My deskmate’s coming to my birthday party. D. As my birthday party was great. 34 It is only _____the disease has progressed to AIDS _____a person begins to look sick. A. that; when B. when; that C. if; when D. that; since 35. The number 2008 is a special number, _______I think, that will be remembered by the Chinese for ever. A which B what C. one D. it 第二节 完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,共 30 分) 请阅读下面短文,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,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该选项的标号涂黑。 My mother used to ask me what was the most important part of the body. Through the years I would 36 the correct answer. When I was younger, I thought 37 was very important to us as humans, so I said, "My ears, Mommy." She said, "No. Many people are 38 . But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon." Several years passed before she asked me again. Since 39 my first attempt, I had often thought over the correct answer. So this time I told her, "Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it 40_ be our eyes." She looked at me and told me, "You are learning fast, but the answer is not 41 because there are many people who are blind." 42 the years, Mother asked me a couple more times and always her response to my answer was, "No, but you are getting 43 every year, my child." Then last year, my Grandpa 44 . Everybody was crying. My Mommy looked at me when it was our 45 to say our final good-bye to Grandpa. She asked me, "Do you know the most important body part yet, my 七彩教育网?"
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I was 46 when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a 47 between her and me. She saw the 48 on my face and told me, "This question is very important. It shows that you have really 49 your life." I saw her eyes well up with tears. She said, "My 七彩教育网, the most important body part is your 50 ." I asked, "Is it because it holds up your head?" She replied, "No, it is because a crying friend or 51 one can rest their head on it .Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometimes in life, my 高二英语 第 4 I only 14 52 七彩教育网. 页,共 页 that you have enough love and friends that you will have a shoulder to cry on 53 you need it." Then and there I understood the most important body part is not a 54 one. It is sympathetic(同 情的) to the pain of 55 . 36. A. doubt about B. look for C. believe in D. guess at 37. A. sight B. health C. sound D. love 38. A. blind B. deaf C. abnormal D. delicate 39. A. doing B. did C. making D. made 40. A. must B. shall C. can D. need 41. A. natural B. available C. wrong D. correct 42. A. Before B. Till C. Beyond D. Over 43. A. stronger B. taller C. smarter D. nicer 44. A. passed by B. passed out C. passed away D. passed over 45. A. duty B. turn C. pity D. change 46. A. shocked B. satisfied C. interested D. excited 47. A. game B. test C. match D. secret 48. A. worry B. puzzlement C. regret D. pain 49. A. made B. cared C. disliked D. lived 50. A. shoulder B. foot C. hand D. hair 51. A. love B. loved C. loving D. loves 52. A. know B. want C. hope D. wish 53. A. until B. when C. before D. unless 54. A. valuable B. useful C. selfish D. precious 55. A. others B. the others C. other D. the other 第三部分 阅读理解(共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,共 30 分) A

Volunteer work plays an important role in America’s high school education. A certain number of volunteer hours are a must for high schoolers. Great numbers of high school students are engaged in volunteer work for the purpose of having a promising future.
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Volunteer work is a critical part of college applications In America, the perfect score is not the only factor to be considered in college admission which becomes more and more competitive. High school students are finding that whether they have impressive volunteer experience or not tends to be a key factor. Princeton University once enrolled a girl who successfully sold a large quantity of girl scout cookies (女童军饼干). Instead of selling cookies in front of supermarkets or from door to door, the girl walked into a big company and asked to see the CEO. Beginning from the good taste of her cookies, she explained how the money would be used to help poor children and how the company would benefit if he bought her cookies. At last, her courage and wisdom impressed both the CEO and Princeton University. Volunteering is a great preparation for future careers rather than picking a volunteer job randomly, some high school students choose activities based on potential careers or majors. Kymberly Bays is a high school graduate. Five days after she had received her high school diploma (毕业证书), she embarked(开始) on a journey to Africa for six weeks to be a volunteer teacher at a poor school. She also raised $1,000 through a part-time job to buy textbooks for the school. Since Kymberly wants to be a foreign news correspondent, she said the trip to Africa would help her learn more about adapting to foreign places and see how others live. 56. A great quantity of high school students who are engaged in volunteer work aims to ___________ A. have more work experience B. earn more money C. have a promising future D. learn about the society 57. To support her idea, the author develops the passage mainly by_________ A. listing reasons B. using quotation C. making comparisons D. giving examples 58. What does Kymberly Bays want to be in the future? A. A teacher B. A businessman C. A reporter D. A saleswoman B The Romantic Age was a time of great literary expansion and it provided writers a chance to truly speak from their soul to all readers. During the Romantic Age, there were many writers, but few who deserved recognition. Of these writers, there were Keats and Wordsworth. Both were alike, yet different in many ways.

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William Wordsworth found that the best way to express his feelings through sonnet(十四行诗) was through a structure containing only one stanza(节).Wordsworth compiled(汇编) everything together as if it were just spontaneous (自发的)thoughts written on a page. Also,Wordsworth used descriptive words to create a visual image of what he was describing. Wordsworth looked at the beauty of nature and its permanence, described it with great detail, and with that created poems that became images in the Romantic Age. John Keats, however, felt that several stanzas were necessary to completely get his feelings onto paper. He looked at nature as if it were a work of art. He also felt that what was left unsaid was even more powerful than what was actually spoken. Although Keats did not think of nature as beauty and permanence like Wordsworth, he still created the poem format(格式) that gained much respect in the Romantic Age.

There were many differences in the poems of Keats and Wordsworth. However, there were also many similarities. Personification (拟人) was used through many poems , especially the poems of Keats and Wordsworth. But along with personification, one aspect of the poems that stood out was the comparison of lifeless objects to women or a woman’s features. The Romantic Age provided a time for Keats and Wordsworth to expand on all that they had in their hearts. Though there were many differences in their techniques, they had the same passion for writing. With this passion, they created poems which are always remembered, and are often quoted when learning about the Romantic Age in literature. 59. One of the differences between Wordsworth and Keats lied in _________ A. how to express the feelings B. how to describe nature C. the passion for writing D. the effect of their poems 60. What was John Keats’ opinion about nature? A. It was a visual image.
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B. It was beauty and permanence C. It looked like a work of art D. It was full of lifeless objects 61. What was alike between Wordsworth and Keats? A. The number of the stanzas in their poems B. The use of personification C. The techniques they used D. The format of their poems 62. The author writes the passage in order to _______ A. introduce the Romantic Age to readers B. describe the contributions of Wordsworth and Keats C. guide us how to read Wordsworth’s and Keats’ poems D. compare Wordsworth’s and Keats’ literary features C Some weird(古怪), wild and wonderful stories colored the news in 2010: ★A Copenhagen bus company has put "love seats" on 103 of its vehicles for people looking for a partner."Even love at first sight is possible on the bus," said a spokesman for the British Arriva company to explain the two seats on each bus that are covered in red cloth and a "love seat" sign. ★Shoppers at an international luxury(奢侈的) fair in Verona, Italy, found a cell-phone-equipped golden coffin among the items on display.The phones will help "the dead" contact relatives if they have been buried alive by mistake. ★A man in New York came up with a disarming way to set off his latest bank heist, approaching the clerk’s window with a large bunch of flowers and handing over a hold-up note saying “give me the money!” ★ An Englishman who lost all his legs and arms in an electrical accident successfully swam across the Channel, a challenge he had been preparing for two years.The whole cost is 400 dollars. ★A set of artificial teeth made for Britain's war-time prime minister Winston Churchill known as "the teeth that saved the world" sold for nearly 18,000 pounds (21,500 euros, 24,000 dollars) at auction(拍卖) .

★A British woman caused an Internet hate campaign after she was caught on camera dumping(倾倒) a cat in a rubbish bin.She was fined 250 pounds (400 dollars, 280 euros) after pleading guilty. ★The BBC apologized completely and without any doubts after a radio presenter jokingly announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died. ★Two Australian men needing surgery after shooting each other in the buttocks (臀 部)during a drinking session to see if it would hurt were charged 400 dollars separately. ★ A Kuwaiti MP(议员) proposed state-aid for male citizens to take second wives,
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in a bid to reduce the large number of unmarried women in the state. 63. What is special about the coffin in the second news? A.It is golden B.It has a cell phone. C.It is a luxury D.It has many items 64. What is the probable meaning of the underlined word “heist” in the third news? A.robbery B.proposal C.begging D.raising money 65. Who had to pay 400 dollars for the surgery? A.A British woman who dumped a cat in a rubbish bin. B.One who bought Winston Churchill’s artificial teeth. C.One of the Australian men who shot each other for the pain test. D.An Englishman crossing the Channel without legs and arms. 66. From the last news we can infer that _________. A.In Kuwait many men are eager to get married B.A lot of rich single men lived in Kuwait C.There are quantities of oil in Kuwait D.There are many single women in Kuwait D Beijing had its coldest morning in almost 40 years and its biggest snowfall since 1951. Britain is suffering through its longest cold snap(寒潮) since 1981. And freezing weather is hitting the US south. Whatever happened to global warming? Such weather doesn't seem to fit with warnings from scientists that the Earth is warming because of greenhouse gases. But experts say the coldness doesn't deny global warming at all - it's just a blip in the long-term heating trend. "It's part of natural variability," said Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. With global warming, he said, "we'll still have record cold temperatures. We'll just have fewer of them." Scientists say man-made climate change does have the potential to cause more frequent and more severe weather extremes, such as heat waves, storms, floods, droughts and even coldness. But experts did not connect the current cold weather to climate change. So what is going on? "We basically have seen just a big outbreak of Arctic air over populated areas of the Northern Hemisphere”, Arndt said. In the atmosphere, large rivers of air travel roughly west to east around the globe between the Arctic and the tropics. But 高二英语 into a pronounced recently, this air flow has become bent第 8 页,共 14 页 a “z” pattern, moving from north and south. If you live in a place where it brings air up from the south, you get warm weather. In fact, record highs were reported this week in Washington state and Alaska. But in some other unlucky parts of the globe, Arctic air is moving down from the north. And that's how you get the low temperature in Beijing, and 18 inches of snow

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in parts of Britain, where a member of Parliament who said the snow "clearly indicates a cooling trend" was laughed at by colleagues. The “z” pattern arises naturally from time to time, but it is not clear why it's so strong right now, said Michelle L'Heureux, a meteorologist at the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The center says the pattern should begin to weaken in a week or two. 67. Many areas are suffering low temperature except_______ A. Beijing B. Washington state and Alaska C. the US south D. Britain 68. The present coldness is probably caused by_________ A. climate change B. Arctic air traveling west to east C. the “z” pattern Arctic air flow D. the cooling trend 69. From the text, it can be learned that________ A. global warming trend has proved wrong B. there will be less coldness in the future C. the “z” pattern Arctic air flow seldom happens D. scientists haven’t found out the reason of coldness 70. The word “blip” underlined in Para3 means________ A. temporary phenomenon B. abnormal phenomenon C. common phenomenon D. rare phenomenon 第 II 卷(共四部分 满分 45 分) 第一部分 单词拼写(共 10 小题;每小题 0.5 分,共 5 分)

71.The history student helped to compare the __________ (文明)of ancient China and Japan. 72.After having worked hard for so many years, Tom _______(最终)rose to the position of manager of the company. 73.Although he claimed that he was a good mayor, he was sentenced to three years in prison for _________(滥用)his power while in office. 74.By spending a large amount of money advertising their products, producers can influence _____________(消费者) in different ways. 75.He is quite sure that it is __________(绝对) impossible for him to complete the task within two days, so he refuses to take the job. 76. In the end, Shylock promised to leave half of his p __________to his daughter upon his death. 77. He specialized in t __________from French into Chinese. 78. I’m not a ___________to working with people in such a noisy environment. 79. I’m sure that all the people are o ___________to war and love peace.
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80. We gathered here today to send off Mr Liu, who has been a __________head of the Department of Technology for our Shanghai Branch. 第二部分 课文原句(共 5 小题;每空 0.5 分,共 10 分)

81. 没有新的颜料和新的绘画手法, 我们就不能看到很多使这一时期著名的杰 作 。 __________ new paints and the new technique , we ________ not be able to see the many great masterpieces ________ _________ this period is famous. 82. 清单诗诗句的长短比较灵活且有重复的短语,这就形成了这种诗的模式和节 奏。 List poems have a __________ line length and ________ phrases which gave ________ a pattern ________a rhythm. 83.我还发现我很容易变得气喘吁吁,也不像以前那样爱好体育运动。 I also noticed that I became ____________quickly and _______I wasn’t enjoying sport_________ ___________. 84 即使我们开始减少二氧化碳和其他温室气体的排放量, 在未来几十年或几个 世纪内,气候仍会持续转暖。 __________ _________we start reducing the _________of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the climate is going to keep on warming for________ or centuries. 85 另外两人攀下火山口去收集供日后研究用的岩浆, 我是第一次经历这样的事, 所以留在山顶上观察他们。 The other two climbed down into the crater to collect some lava for later study, but _________ ________ my _________ _________, I stayed at the top and watched them. 第三部分 短文填词(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,共 10 分)

In this passage, I would like to introduce my cousin Li Hua, _____ now is working as a village head(村长)in a faraway village in the west of China. From1998 to 2001, he s_____ in Quanzhou No.1 Middle School. He worked very hard and was _____(准许)to Xiamen University. After _____ (毕业)in 2005 , he continued to receive f_____ education in London till 2008. To our s_____, he chose to return to our motherland _____ work as a village head instead of seeking jobs in large cities _____ gaining the degree. Now he is trying his best to spread a_____knowledge
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among the farmers. Besides, he _____ 奉献) ( time to looking 95________________ after the old and helping the pupils with their homework. He is a highly respected village head.

第四部分 1.写作(满分 20 分)

书面表达(共 20 分)

读下面的短文,然后按照要求写一篇 120 词左右的英语短文 I once met a middle-aged stranger who said his money had been stolen at the railway station, he had no money to go home. He begged for help from passers-by, so but they all pretended not to have heard what he was saying and went by quickly. Then he stopped me and wanted me to give him the help. At first I could not accept that because I didn't think he was telling the truth. But when I saw tears in his eyes, I began to believe that he might be in the real trouble,so, just immediately I gave him all the money I had.When he took the money,his face turned red. Before he left, he expressed his great thanks and also said he would give back my money when he reached home. When I came back to school and told my classmates about my story,they held different opinions. Some of them thought that I did a good deed to have given a hand to the person in trouble, while others said that I was cheated.Some even laughed at me and called me a fool who could not judge things in the right way. Now, I am really confused! 【写作内容】 以约 120 个词就"陌生人可不可信"的主题发表看法,并包括如下要点: (1)叙述你给予陌生人帮助或拒绝帮助陌生人的一次真实或虚构的经历; (2)说明你的理由。 【写作要求】 1.可以使用实例或其它论述方法支持你的论点,也可以参照阅读材料的内 容, 但不得直接引用原文中的句子; 2.开头已给出.

Help or Not? In this passage, the writer mainly tells us his experience of giving help to a
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stranger, which made him very confused because his classmates held different opinions about his deed.

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2011---2012 学年度第一学期八县(市)一中期末联考

高中
考试日期:



年 英语 科答题卷
完卷时间: 120 分钟 满分:150 分

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第 II 卷(共四部分 满分 45 分) 第一部分 单词拼写(共 10 小题;每小题 0.5 分,共 5 分) 73 ____________74. __________ 77.___________ 78. __________ 71. __________ 72.___________ 75. __________ 76.___________ 79. __________ 80.___________ 第二部分 课文原句(共 5 小题;每空 0.5 分,共 10 分) ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

81.____________ ____________ ____________ 82.____________ ____________ ____________ 83.____________ ____________ ____________ 84.____________ ____________ ____________ 85.____________ ____________ ____________ 第三部分

短文填词(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,共 10 分) 88 _________ 93 __________ 89 __________ 90__________ 94__________ 95 ____________

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第四部分

书面表达(共 20 分) Help or Not?

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高二英语期考卷答案

短文填词 86 who surprise 92 and 作文

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Cheats. 听力文本: Text 1 W: let’s order take-out. It’s too cold to go out for lunch. M: Good. I’ll do that after I finish the newspaper. Text 2 W: Do you know what Joho does after dinner every day? M: Yes, he spends three quarters of an hour jogging and half an hour jumping rope. Text 3 W: Peter, let’s go . I want to buy some candy at the store before it closes. M: I can’t go with you today. I have to finish my homework here. My parents are working overtime, and I didn’t take my house keys. Text 4 W: Have some more steak, Charles! M: Thank you, Lydia, but if I eat one more bite, I think I’ll explode! Text 5 W: You always read at home on weekends. We haven’t been to a movie in nearly half a year.
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M: But there aren’t any good movies out now. Nothing can compare to reading books. You should be a writer since you like book so much. Text 6 W: Now, look. I do understand the rules, but I’ m in a hurry. If I want to catch my flight, I just have to get on this train. M: Well, you’ll have to go back to buy a ticket. W: I can’t do that with this heavy luggage! Can’t I get a ticket on the train? M: Yes, but there will be an extra charge. W: Well, I’ve got no choice, but I don’t think it’s fair. Text 7 W: Hi, David. I haven’t seen you in over four months. Have you lost weight? M: Yeah, I’ve been on a diet for the last three months. W: well, how is it going? M: It’s OK, I guess. I also joined a health club and I exercise there every day. I managed to lose 15 Pounds in two months. W: That’s amazing! What tips did your trainer give you? M: The best advice I got was to change my eating habits. Instead of eating 3 times a day, he told me to eat 5 times a day. W: If you eat more, then, how can you lose weight? M: Actually I eat 5 smaller meals a day. W: Well, that makes sense. I’m going to try that. M: Good luck. Text 8 W: A large amount of waste is thrown away every day, including home appliances, plastic, paper, and construction materials. Throwing these things away is bad for the environment. They should be recycled. M: You’re right. I read in the newspaper that more and more recycling centers are being built in our city. Waste is gathered, sorted, and transported out of the city to be recycled. W: Where is the waste sent? M: Well, if you are interested, I have a lot of books about waste treatment. You could come over to my house to read them with me, and then you could go to some recycling centers to do a survey. W: That sounds good. What a great topic for my midterm paper! I’ll write

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about waste treatment! M: I’m sure you’ll do a great job. Text 9 M: You really don’t like Fellini? Or Kurosawa ? W: No, not at all. M: How abut Bergman? You must like his films. W: I’m afraid not. I don’t like any of his films. M: Oh, come on! Those men are the greatest directors in modern cinema. I mean, really…… W: I told you, I think they’re boring. I can’t stand them. M: Well, what movies do you like? W: I like horror movies, as a matter of fact. M: Horror movies? You’re kidding! I mean, you can’t be serious. Horror movies? They’re so violent, so bloody, so, so, so… scary. W: Well you’re obviously missing the point. You see, in horror movies you’ve got a classic conflict between the forces of good and the forces of evil. M: I just can’t believe I’m hearing this. I suppose you’ll tell me that you love heavy metal next. W: No, I don’t. I love classical music. M: You do? So do I, but I’ll never watch a horror movie. I also really like comedies, especially when I’ve had a hard day at the office. W: Yeah, I guess they’re OK, but I really like a good horror movie better. Text 10 The western part of the city was hit by several storms last night, causing serious damage and cutting water and power to at least two hundred homes. Scores of families were left homeless because to roofs of their houses were blown away. The destruction can be seen everywhere. On Main Street, the parking lot was completely flooded, and some cars were moved across the parking area and into the streets by the floods . It’s a terrible scene . Wind speeds reached eighty kilometers per hour. On White Street, trees became uprooted and smashed into parked cars . Worse still, on Green Street, a tree fell on a bus that was taking some students to their basketball game. Luckily, no one on the bus was hurt. It looks like the insurance companies will have to pay large suns of money to their customers. As for tomorrow, weather conditions are supposed to improve. Clear skies can be expected.

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