英语 (时间:120 分钟 分值:120 分) 2016.12.10
命題、制卷：陈小红 第Ⅰ卷 第一部分 听力(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 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. 3. Where is the man now? A. On his way. 4. What will Celia do? A. Find a player. B. Watch a game. C. Play basketball. B. In a restaurant. C. At home. B. Their life in town. C. A place of living.
5. What day is it when the conversation takes place? A. Saturday. B. Sunday. C. Monday.
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。每段对话后有几个小题, 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。听每段对话前, 你将有时间阅读各个小题, 每小题 5 秒钟; 听完后, 各小题给出 5 秒钟的 作答时间。每段对话读两遍。 听第 6 段材料, 回答第 6、7 题。 6. What is Sara going to do? A. Buy John a gift. B. Give John a surprise. C. Invite John to France. 7. What does the man think of Sara’s plan? A. Funny. B. Exciting. C. Strange.
听第 7 段材料, 回答第 8、9 题。 8. Why does Diana say sorry to Peter? A. She has to give up her travel plan. 9. What does Diana want Peter to do? A. Help her with her study. B. Take a book to her friend. C. Teach a geography lesson. B. She wants to visit another city. C. She needs to put off her test.
听第 8 段材料, 回答第 10~12 题。 10. Why does the man call the woman? A. To tell her about her new job. B. To ask about her job program. C. To plan a meeting with her. 11. Who needs a new flat? A. Alex. B. Andrea.
12. Where is the woman now? A. In Baltimore. B. In New York. C. In Avon.
听第 9 段材料, 回答第 13~16 题。 13. What does Jan consider most important when he judges a restaurant? A. Where the restaurant is. B. Whether the prices 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. 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. 16. What do we know about Jan? A. He cooks for a restaurant. B. He travels a lot for his work. C. He prefers American food. B. Speak to taxi drivers. C. Ask hotel clerks. B. Before he went to the United States.
听第 10 段材料, 回答第 17~20 题。 17. What do we know about the Plaza Leon? A. It’s a new building. B. It’s a small town. C. It’s a public place.
18. When do parents and children like going to the Plaza Leon? A. Saturday nights. B. Sunday afternoons. C. Fridays and Saturdays.
19. Which street is known for its food shops and markets? A. Viadel Mar Street. B. Fernando Street. C. Hernandes 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 has a famous university.
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 The summer holidays are upon us again. Here is our guide to summer holiday fun in Peterborough! Peterborough Museum The Age of the Dinosaurs’ is the museum’ s main attraction this summer. Get up close to prehistoric creatures via some great hands-on exhibits! Watch out for monsters lurking (潜伏）around every ember! The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays in August. Call 01733 864663 for details. Saxon Youth Club School holiday fun: Young people aged 13-19 will be able to produce their own music, compete in spots activities, or try their hand at cooking at Saxon Youth Club, Saxon Community Center, Norman Road, Peterborough every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 pm. PLUS an aero ball tournament will take place on Thursday, 12th August between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Houghton Mill
Alice through the Looking Class－a new production of the family favorite on Monday, 30th August. Bring rugs or chairs to sit on and a picnic if you wish to eat during the play. Gates open 5:30 performance 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Tea room will be open until end of the interval. Adult ? 10. Child ?7. Family ?20. Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Farmland Games: From Wellie Wanging to Pretend Ploughing matches, come and join the Farmland Team. Collect your sporting stickers and create a colorful rosette （玫瑰形饰物） that is fit for a winner! No need to book, just turn up between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, 19th August. Suitable for children aged four and above, each child should be accompanied by an adult and all activities are included in the normal admission price. Tickets Cost ?7 per child. For further information, call 01223 810080. 21. If you are interested in cooking, you can go to _________. A. Peterborough Museum B. Houghton Mill C. Saxon Youth Club D. Farmland Museum
22. You want to watch the new play with your parents, so it will cost you _________. A．?21 B. ?17 C. ?27 D. ?20. 23. Which of the following activities needs parents’ company? A. Playing farmland games. C. Competing in spots activities. B. Watching a new play. D. Visiting the dinosaur exhibition. B Having experienced a shocking electrical accident, which caused him to become both blind and deaf, James Franco’s world became completely dark and quiet for almost ten years. The loss of sight and hearing threw him into such sorrow that he tried a few times to put an end to his life. His family, especially his wife, did their best to tend and comfort him and finally he regained the will to live. One hot summer afternoon, he was taking a walk with a stick near his house when a thunderstorm started all at once. He stood under a large tree to avoid getting wet, but he was struck by the lightning. Witnesses thought he was dead but he woke up 20 minutes later, lying face down in muddy water. He was trembling badly, but when he opened his eyes, he could hardly believe what he saw: a tree and a muddy road. When Mrs. Franco came running up to him, shouting to their neighbors to call for help, he could see her and hear her voice for the first time in nearly ten years. The news of James regaining his sight and hearing quickly spread and many doctors came to examine him. Most of them said that he regained his sight and hearing from the shock he got from the lightning. However, none of them could give a compellent answer as to why this should happen. The only reasonable explanation given by one doctor was that, since James lost his sight and hearing as a result of a sudden shock, perhaps, the only way for him to regain them was by another sudden shock. 24. The reason why James attempted to kill himself was that _________. A. a terrible electrical accident happened to him C. he was struck by the lightning once more B. nobody in the world cared about him D. he had to live in a dark and silent world
25. What was James doing when he was struck by the lightning? A. Putting an end to his life. B. Sheltering from the rain under a tree.
C. Taking a walk with a stick.
D. Lying on the ground.
26. What does the underlined word “compellent” in paragraph 3 mean? A. convincing B. wrong C. unexplained D. true
27. Which of the following can be the best title for the text? A. A Terrible Electrical Accident C. An Unforgettable Experience B. What a Sudden Shock D. James Franco and His Wife
C It is natural that young people are often uncomfortable when they are with their parents. They say that their parents don’t understand them. They often think that their parents are out of touch with modern ways that they are too serious and too strict with their children, and they seldom give their children a free hand. It is true that parents often find it difficult to win their children’s trust and they tend to forget how they themselves felt when young. For example, young people like to act on the spot without much thinking. It is one of their ways to show that they have grown up and they can face any difficult situation. Older people worry more easily. Most of them plan things ahead, at least in the back of their minds, and do not like their plans to be upset by something unexpected. When you want your parents to let you do something, you will have better success if you ask before you really start doing it. Young people often make their parents angry with their choice in clothes, in entertainment and in music．But they do not mean to cause any trouble: it is just that they feel cut off from the older people’s world, into which they have not yet been accepted．That’s why young people want to make a new culture of their own, and if their parents do not like their music or entertainment or clothes or their way of speech, this will make the young people extremely happy. Sometimes you are so proud of yourself that you do not want your parents to say, “ Yes” to what you do. All you want is to be felt alone and do what you like. It is natural enough, after being a child for so many years, when you were completely under your parents’ control. If you plan to control your life, you’d better win your parents over and try to get them to understand you. If your parents see that you have a high sense of responsibility, they will certainly give you the right to do what you want to do. 28．According to the passage, young people prefer to _______. A．ask for advice before they really start to do anything. C．think in the same way as their parents do. A．they want to make their parents happy. B．they try to get their parents to believe them. C．they want to try on something new and look different from the older. D．they want to test whether they are cleverer than old people. 30．According to the passage, young people want to make a new culture of their own, because _______. A．they don’t feel they belong to the world of the older people.
B．do things without thinking carefully ahead. D．be very strict with themselves
29．Young people like to have clothes, entertainment and music in their way, because ____.
B．they do not want to get into trouble. C．they feel they are as clever as old people. D．they want to show they have grown up. 31．If a young man intends to control his own life, it’s better for him to _______. A．do everything according to his own wish. C．do everything beyond his parents’ control. B．do everything the way his parents do. D．hold himself responsible for everything he does.
D What will people die of 100 years from now? If you think that is a simple question， you have not been paying attention to the revolution that is taking place in biotechnology. With the help of new medicine，the human body will last a very long time. Death will come mainly from accidents，murder and war. Today’s leading killers，such as heart disease，cancer，and aging itself，will become distant memories. In discussion of technological changes，the Internet gets most of the attention these days. But the change in medicine can be the real technological event of our times. How long can humans live? Human brains were known to decide the final death. Cells are the basic units of all living things，and until recently，scientists were sure that the life of cells could not go much beyond 120 years because the basic materials of cells，such as those of brain cells，would not last forever. But the upper limits will be broken by new medicine. Sometime between 2050 and 2100， medicine will have advanced to the point at which every 10 years or so， people will be able to take medicine to repair their organs. The medicine，made up of the basic building materials of life，will build new brain cells， heart cells，and so on－in much the same way our bodies make new skin cells to take the place of old ones. It is exciting to imagine that the advance in technology may be changing the most basic condition of human existence，but many technical problems still must be cleared up on the way to this wonderful future. 32．According to the passage，human death is now mainly caused by ________. A．diseases and aging B．accidents and war C．accidents and aging D．heart disease and war 33．In the author’s opinion，today’s most important advance in technology lies in ________. A．medicine B．the Internet C．brain cells D．human organs
34．Humans may live longer in the future because ________. A．heart disease will be far away from us C．the basic materials of cells will last forever B．human brains can decide the final death D．human organs can be repaired by new medicine D．The passage doesn’t tell us.
35．How long can humans live in the future according to the passage? A．Over 100 years. B．More than 120 years. C．About 150 years.
/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。 When we’re little, we know nothing about the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. 36 .Thus, if
we like a certain toy or if we want to eat a certain type of chocolate, we think that our parents will have to buy that for us. We don’t care that they possibly have not enough money for that. If they don’t carry out our wish, we’ll
begin to cry.
. Whenever we begin to cry, we’ll get what we want.
Still, little by little, we realize that our parents can’t offer us all that we want for certain reasons. We then also understand that parents have their rights. They have the right to scold us when we do something wrong or when they find out that we have lied to them. 38 . They choose our clothes, the food we eat, the school we’ll study
at, the hours when we should go out to play and the time we have to return home. 39 .They are the ones to be blamed later if we don’t receive proper education. That’s why when we beat a classmate at the kindergarten, parents are the ones to apologize for our deeds in front of the teacher and the classmate’s parents. And when we get ill, they are responsible for not taking good care of us and for dressing us inadequately. The moment we become teenagers, we notice that we should be responsible for our behaviors in society. Now we have the right to be independent. 40 . It is supposed that we are mature enough to solve our problems and
to make people around trust us. For some of us, this is a difficult test to pass, but it is the best method to see if we are capable of taking our place in society. A. However, it’s also time for us to give explanations when we do something wrong. B. But at the same time they are responsible for many things that happen to us. C. Moreover, they have the right to make choices for us when we’re little. D. We should believe we can do them by ourselves. E. This is a child’s important weapon to threaten his/her parents. F. As a matter of fact, parents have a lot of things to be concerned about. G. We think our parents should offer us all we need.
第三部分: 英语知识运用(共两节，满分 35 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，掌握其大意，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项。 Tears clouded-my eyes as I stood in our washing room, holding Brett's jeans and full of burn holes;Tired and defeated, I 41 to the floor．The clothes were just one more thing Brett had 42 ．He often got almost 43 . Many windows in our house needed repair due to his breaking 44 to
everything in the house out of
steal money when he chose to live on the street．Yet none of this could compare to the emotional done to our once quiet home．
45 Brett had
Brett came to live with us when he was 12 years old．During the next few years I had dealt with Brett as 46 as possible, but inside I was shouting．"I don't want him in my house another day, Lord! I just
can't 47 him!"Having wiped my tears, I continued 48 him as before． When Brett was nearly 18, he landed again in Juvenile Hall(少管所） ．After that, my husband and I had to send Brett to a boarding school for helping to give to the person who had 49 teens． At the 50 ceremony, each graduate held a white rose
51 the most to him or her．Brett spoke 52 to his parents and then spoke to me, 53 ． My mom and dad, I was their kid ． But
"You did so much ． You were always there, no matter you, 54
troubled enough by me, always 55 me such love ． And I want you to know I love you for 57 ．
it．" 56 ．I stood as Brett placed the white rose in my hand and hugged me
At that moment, tears had struggled with silent 60
in my eyes again, this time not for disappointment but for
59 ．Although I
toward my stepson, Brett had seen only my actions．Love is action．We may not
always have positive feelings about certain people in our lives, but we can love them． 41．A．sat 42．A．ruined 43．A．danger 44．A．off 45．A．pain 46．A．patiently 47．A．forgive 48．A．parenting 49．A．lazy 50．A．opening 51．A．afforded 52．A．lovingly 53．A．where 54．A．unless 55．A．cost 56．A．Astonished 57．A．surely 58．A．fell 59．A．pity 60．A．love． B．sank B．lost B．place B．in B．injury B．willingly B．educate B．pardoning B．troublesome B．official B．meant B．sadly B．how B．although B．lent B．Puzzled B．roughly B．flowed B．happiness B．anxiety C．bent C．torn C．trouble C．up C．damage C．strictly C．stand C．comforting C．disappointing C．victory C．supplied C．proudly C．what C．because C．taught C．Encouraged C．tightly C．moved C．luck C．anger 第Ⅱ卷（共 45 分） 第一节 语法填空（共 10 题，每题 1 分，满分 10 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Hope is 61 makes one’s life move forward. Setting goals for oneself is fine, but they are 62 63 D．dropped D．broken D . order D．away D．harm D．rudely D．control D．feeding D．careless D．graduation D．changed D．nervously D．who D．when D．showed D．Interested D．fiercely D．gathered D．success D．care
(possible) to reach without hope. Many people believe that hope is what creates disappointment. What (appropriate) focused on reaching one’s goals.
sad belief that is! In reality, hope provides one with the ability to see success in one’s mind，and provides the strength needed to be 64
Hope provides one with trust and gives one optimistic spirit. Hope does not create disappointment, but 65 (expect) do . For when one expects, one unconsciously narrows one’s focus. Disappointment is created 66 （feel）pessimistic about failure, and 67 (patient) with new fears and challenges 68 achieving 70 .
by causing one
when one’s limited ability to achieve goals goes away completely. Hope brings one’s focus goals into broad, 69
(allow) one to see new fears and challenges and helping one to prepare for
第二节 短文改错（共 10 题，每题 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， 每句中最多有两处错误。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏子符号（∧） ，并在此符号下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用（＼）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。 My brother, who is a Harvard graduate, work in a multinational company. Recently, the company had failed several times in its attempts to break into the Chinese market in the past two years. As a new manager in the charge of the sales department, he is trying every possible mean to promote their products. Because he has taken some effective measures, their profits are expected to rise to 30%. I am real proud of my brother. What’s more, he has promised to give me five thousand yuan until my summer holidays come. If not, I will be able to afford go travelling. How a wonderful piece of news!
第三节 写作（满分 25 分）111] 以“What I Consider Important in Life”为题, 写一篇作文, 作文必须包括以下内容: 1. 你认为什么是生活中最为重要的东西; 2. 你为什么认为它重要。 注意:1. 词数 100 个左右; 2. 开头语已为你写好, 不计入总词数。 What I Consider Important in Life There is no doubt that different people have different goals in their life, and they may have various answers to this question. ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________
【答案】 21.C 22.D 23.A
【名师点拨】 直接信息题 对此类题型，考生可以首先从问题中找到关键词，然后以此为线索，运用略读及查阅的技巧在文中迅速寻 找这一细节，找到后再把这一部分内容仔细阅读一遍，仔细比较所给选项与文中细节的细微区别，在准确 理解细节的前提下，最后确定最佳答案。23.A 细节理解题。根据 Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey 中 Suitable for children aged four and above, each child should be accompanied by an adult and all activities are included in the normal admission price. 适合 4 岁及以上儿童,每个孩子必须由成人陪同,并且所有活动都被包 含在普通入场券价格内.可知 Playing farmland games.需要父母陪伴。故选 A。1 考点：考查广告类阅读
【答案】 24.D 25.B 26.A 27.B
【名师点睛】 抓住文章主线和关键词语，归纳文章中心 要注意不是所有的段落都有主题句，有时主题句暗含在句中。阅读这样的文章，就需要自己根据文章的细 节来分析，概括出段落的主题，从而推导出文章的主旨。分析的方法是：先弄清该段落主要讲了哪几方面
的内容，这些内容在逻辑上有什么联系，然后加以归纳形成主题。27.B 主旨大意题。通读全文，可知本文 讲述了 James Franco 因为受到电击，失明失聪，生活在黑暗寂静的世界里，他几次都想自杀，但有一次他 在树下躲雨的时候，意外被闪电击中，却恢复了视力和听力，因此最佳题目是《多么突然的电击》 ，故 B 项为正确答案。1 考点：考查生活故事类短文阅读 72—75 BCAD 年轻人和他们的父母在一起时经常觉得不舒服,这很正常.他们说他们的父母不理解他们.他们经常觉得父母 远离当代生活方式,对孩子过于苛刻和严肃,很少给孩子自由. 的确,父母有时候很难得到孩子的信任,他们自己也趋向于忘记自己年轻时的感觉.比如说,年轻人喜欢说干就 干而不过多考虑,这是他们显示自己已经长大可以面对困难的一种方法,年纪大的人更容易担心,他们大多喜 欢提前做好计划,至少要在思考之后才行动,他们不喜欢自己的计划被某些不可预期的事情打乱, 如果你想要你的父母同意你做某件事情,在你做了之前而不是已经做了之后去征求意见成功的可能性更大 . 年轻人在衣着,娱乐和音乐上的选择激怒了他们的父母.但他们并不想要造成什么麻烦,他们只是觉得要与长 辈们并不接受他们的世界分裂开来而已.这就是他们想要一种新的文化的原因,如果年轻人的衣着娱乐与音 乐不讨父母的喜欢,这会使他们非常高兴, 有的时候你实在是太骄傲,以至于你不想要你父母对你所做的事情表示许可.你想要的就是没有人管你,做你 喜欢的事,在你完全受控于父母当了那么多年小孩子之后这很正常. 如果你想掌控自己的生活,你最好赢得父母并要求他们理解你. 如果你的父母看到你有很好的责任感,他们当然会给你做想做之事的权利. 【解题导语】 随着科技、医学的发展，未来的某天，人类的寿命会得到无限制地延长。年龄与疾病对生 命不再构成威胁。 1．解析：选 A。根据第一段最后一句“Today’s leading killers，such as heart disease，cancer，and aging itself， will become distant memories.”可知目前导致人类死亡的主要原因是疾病和衰老。 2．解析：选 A。根据第二段“But the change in medicine can be the real technological event of our times.”可以 推断出答案选 A。 3．解析：选 D。根据第二段“But the upper limits will be broken by new medicine...medicine will have advanced to the point at which every 10 years or so， people will be able to take medicine to repair their organs.”可知医药将 能够修复人的器官，从而使人活得更长。 4． 解析： 选 B。 根据第二段第五、 六句“...scientists were sure that the life of cells could not go much beyond 120 years because the basic materials of cells，such as those of brain cells，would not last forever.But the upper limits will be broken by new medicine.”可知答案为 B。 【答案】 36.F 37.D 38.A 39.G 40.B
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38.A 根据第四段提到 Whenever you are worried, write down the questions that make you worry. And write out all the various steps you could take and then the probable consequences of each step.当你焦虑时，写下它，分析 可能采取的步骤，故选 A 项。 39.G 根据标题所提到 Act on that decision 就这个决定采取行动，可知选 G 如果你不采取行动，你所有的发 现与分析都是浪费。 40.B 根据下方提到 If you know a situation is beyond your power, say to yourself: “It is so; it can’t be otherwise. 如果你知道这种状况超过你的能力，对自己说，只能这样了，故选 B 接受一些不能避免的事情。 【学法指导】 关于小标题的选择 七选五题型空格的设计主要分布在句首、句中、句尾，另一种就是小标题的空格设计。凡是作为标题的句 子， 一定要短小精悍， 概括性强， 通常用祈使句做小标题。 40.B 根据下方提到 If you know a situation is beyond your power, say to yourself: “It is so; it can’t be otherwise.如果你知道这种状况超过你的能力， 对自己说， 只能 这样了，故选 B 接受一些不能避免的事情。1 考点：考查信息匹配。
2013 年全国高考英语听力原文 1. Man: I’ve got my camera with me. Am I allowed to take photos for you? Woman: I think so. It doesn’t say you can’t.
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2. A: I really like living here in this flat, because it’s so near to central town. B: That’s true. But it gets really noisy at night. 3. A: Hi, Maggie. I’m coming, but it’s snowing and the traffic is moving slowly. B: Ok, David. Take your time. We’ll wait for you, so we can have dinner together. 4. A: Celia, you see those girls over there? They need another player for a basketball game. Would you like to join them? B: Seems like it’s a game for fun. Sure, I’ll be there in minute. 5. A: I won’t have anything to wear to work on Monday unless I pick up my clothes at dry cleaners’. B: Then you’d better hurry. It closes at noon on Sundays. A: Oh! I should have gone there on Saturday. 6. A: 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? B: I want to make his birthday a very special event. John has a sister living in France. And I’ll send her a plane tic ket, so that she can be here for his birthday. A: Boy! What an excellent plan! That’s something special. I can’t guess some secret plans and we are waiting for t he right time to tell him. B: Well, I didn’t want to say anything until I was sure she could come. 7. A: Hey, Peter, I’m sorry! B: Hi, Diana, what’s wrong? A: We were going to Hong Kong this weekend, but I’m afraid I can’t go. B: How come? A: I have a really big geography test and I have to study for it. B: We can go next week instead. A: No, I don’t want to ruin your weekend. You go ahead and please take the book I bought to my friend Sally. Tel l her I have to study all weekend, because I can’t afford to fail the test.
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B: Ok, then I’ll go with them. But it’s a pity you can’t come. 8. A: Hello, this is Andrea. B: Hello, Andrea, this is Alex. I have some very big news for you. Miranda was very satisfied with you and said s he was very much looking forward to working with you. Isn’t that wonderful? Congratulations dear! How does it f eel to be Miranda’s new assistant? How I imagine that you’ll just be delighted with this news. So let’s see, you can start on Monday, right? A: Umm, well, I don’t think I can start on 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. B: Oh, well then, in that case I suppose Wednesday will be good. Ok, see you then! 9. Woman: Hello, Mr. Jan Erick Freedman. You’re a frequent traveler. And we also know that you eat out twice a day. How can you get so far and eating out. Man: When I my first job back in 1982 and started travelling. I had no other choice but eat out I found that I felt d ifferent due to what I was eating, so I tried to find places that served food that made me feel good. The secret was t he quality of the food and how well the food was prepared. I made an effort to find out good restaurants as well as nice dishes. Woman: How did you manage to make a list of 218 favorite restaurants? Man: I’ve lived in cities and when I moved back to Sweden from the United States, people asked me where to go and eat and went to the cities I know. I got a lot of ideas. Then I wrote about restaurants for a Swedish club magazi ne and some suggested I gather information about restaurants together since I had all the facts about the restaurant s I’ve been to. I started to do that. Woman: How do you find restaurants? Man: The best way is to ask the people there. I may talk to the people at the street market or take a walk and look for place for myself. I never asked hotel clerks or taxi drivers. I don’t go either restaurants or places with menus to o difficult to understand. 10. Man: At the beginning of the tour, we all started the most important place at my town which is the Plaza Leon. T he Plaza Leon is more than 100 years old. It’s a gathering place for young people on Friday and Saturday nights, a nd for parents and children on Sunday afternoon. Four streets lead to the Plaza which have white sidewalks and tre e lined. Hemandes Street which was named after
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writers born in the city contains all of the food stalls fish markets and vegetable stands. Femando Street which was named after a famous educator is where all of the government offices, shops and houses. Via del Mar Street which is the only street which has old stone surfaces. Finally we came to the Hewish’s Street on which there are two universities, one of which is the most famous university in my count ry. That’s why it’s my favorite street of all.
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