北京市朝阳区 2016--2017 学年度第一学期期末统一考试
（考试时间 120 分钟 满分 150 分）
本试卷共 12 页，共 150 分。考试时长 120 分钟。考生务必将答案答在答题卡上，在试卷上作答 无效。
第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 7.5 分）
听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一道小题，从每题所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项。
听完每段对话后，你将有 10 秒钟的时间回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话你将听一遍。
例：What is the man going to read?
A. A newspaper.
B. A magaine.
C. A boo.
1. How much did the man pay for the shirt?
2. When will the man have his net driving lesson?
A. On Friday.
B. On Saturday.
3. Which petrol station will the woman go to?
A. The one net to the bridge.
B. The one around the corner.
C. The one opposite the cinema.
4. Why does the man come bac late?
A. He was stuc in a traffic jam.
B. He did homewor at John’s house.
C. He played football with his friends.
5. What is the weather lie for the man’s holiday?
C. On Monday.
第二节（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 15 分） 听下面 4 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几道小题，从每题所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选
出最佳选项。听每段对话或独白前，你将有 5 秒钟的时间阅读每小题。听完后，每小题将给出 5 秒 钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白你将听两遍。
听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。
6. What’s the woman doing?
A. Giving suggestions.
B. Maing comments.
C. Asing for information.
7. What’s the woman probably going to do?
A. Give a performance.
B. Go to the Peing Opera.
C. Study traditional music.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 9 题。
8. What color is the sofa in the shop now?
9. When can the driver tae the sofa to the woman?
A. This Thursday.
B. Net Monday.
C. Red. C. Net Wednesday.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。
10. What’s the matter with Pam?
A. She cut her arm.
B. She hurt her foot.
11. When is the visiting time?
A. In the morning.
B. During lunch.
12. What will the woman tae to Pam?
C. She broe her leg. C. In the afternoon. C. CDs.
听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 15 题。
13. What did the speaer do in her early years in the U.S.?
A. She went to a nursing school.
B. She stayed with her children.
C. She did some voluntary wor.
14. What was the speaer’s goal in attending the program?
A. Improving her English.
B. Maing personal friends. C. Getting a nursing degree.
15. Why does the speaer mae the speech?
A. To share her dream.
B. To introduce a program. C. To epress her thans.
第三节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 7.5 分） 听下面一段对话，完成第 16 至 20 五道小题，每小题仅填写一．个．词。听对话前，你将有 20 秒钟
的时间阅读试题，听完后你将有 60 秒钟的作答时间。这段对话你将听两遍。 COMPUTER FOR SALE
Brand of computer
Model of computer
Age of computer ten 18 old
Time to visit
at 19 p.m.
17, Green Lane, near the 20
第二部分：知识运用（共两节, 45 分）
第一节 单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分, 共 15 分） 从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该
例：It’s so nice to hear from her again. ______, we last met more than thirty years ago.
A. What’s more 答案是 D。
B. That’s to say
C. In other words
D. Believe it or not
21. You don’t need to buy the boo. You ______ borrow one from the library.
22. Susan enjoyed climbing the mountain, ______ it really tired her out.
23. —I will call you about eleven tomorrow morning.
—Please let the phone ring for a while because I ______ in the garden.
A. am woring
B. will wor
C. will be woring D. have wored
24. It is still uncertain ______ my mother will attend the parents’ meeting.
25. Before travelling to India, you’d better go to the library ______ some boos about the country.
26. ______ you answer the questions carefully, you should do very well.
A. In order that
B. As long as
C. In case
D. Even if
27. Ann is still here. She won’t leave until she ______ an answer.
A. has had
B. will have
D. would have
28. Doctors are still confused about ______ the virus entered the boy’s body.
29. —Can we be woen up at si o’cloc?
—Sure, guests ______ a wae-up call must mae arrangements at the reception des.
B. to need
D. having needed
30. Please go through the tet and underline the words ______ meanings you don’t now.
C. whose D. that
31. James was badly injured in the car accident—that’s ______ he is absent today.
32. —Congratulations on your victory.
—I’m just amaed that I ______ for first place.
B. was chosen
C. will choose
D. will be chosen
33. ______ any mistaes, she read through the report several times.
C. To avoid
D. Having avoided
34. —The manager dismissed twenty people without warning.
—He ______ them lie that.
A. hadn’t treated
B. couldn’t treat
C. wouldn’t have treated
D. shouldn’t have treated
35. —What’s your plan for the future?
—______ the chance, I’d lie to teach at a university.
C. To give
D. To be given
第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答
题卡上将该项涂黑。 eep a Checlist in Your Mind
When I was about seven or eight years old, I remember going into the barn (马厩) one evening where my father was doing jobs that he had to do regularly. I was surprised to see him __36__ his hat bacwards. It looed __37__.
When I ased Dad __38__ his hat was on bacwards, he smiled and gave me an eplanation. It seemed there was a large water __39__ for the cattle that had to be filled every day. Because it too a long time to finish it, he would __40__ the water on and then go about doing other things lie cleaning the barn or __41__ the cattle, which usually cost him twenty minutes or even more time. The __42__, of course, was that if he forgot to turn the water off, the tan would overflow, and water would be wasted and it would mae a __43__.
Then he told me the __44__ he had his hat turned around. When he finished his jobs and began to tae off his wor clothes, he would notice as he __45__ his hat that the visor (帽舌) was not where it was supposed to be. This would __46__ him the water was still running and he would go bac to the barn and turn it __47__.
I saw my father develop many other __48__ over the years. And I never forgot how helpful and __49__ they are. Some may have even been life-saving. As we all now, sometimes people forget things and mae mistaes __50__ they may try their best. Using good methods can help them __51__ more effectively. Instead of __52__ people—or yourself—for mistaes, you’d better loo for some ways that will help them in __53__ what they truly wish to do.
This could be practical, and as simple as a checlist. Now I’ve __54__ a lot of them, such as putting my car eys in the same place every time. It could be having someone __55__ your wor and it could also be a computer program that finds out whether your calculations are correct.
36. A. passing 37. A. terrible 38. A. whether 39. A. tan 40. A. put 41. A. beating 42. A. danger 43. A. decision 44. A. pressure 45. A. raised 46. A. confuse 47. A. down 48. A. systems 49. A. comfortable 50. A. until 51. A. operate 52. A. comparing 53. A. providing 54. A. affected 55. A. chec
B. wearing B. ordinary B. how B. pool B. bring B. feeding B. conflict B. demand B. method B. removed B. attract B. on B. businesses B. valuable B. because B. reduce B. judging B. achieving B. observed B. adjust
C. holding C. impolite C. why C. pipe C. carry C. selling C. purpose C. mess C. function C. held C. remind C. up C. products C. epensive C. though C. struggle C. eamining C. imagining C. employed C. select
D. taing D. funny D. where D. bottle D. turn D. pulling D. secret D. choice D. reason D. threw D. disturb D. off D. programs D. traditional D. after D. respond D. blaming D. treating D. corrected D. predict
第一节（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，共 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项
The ability to jump two meters in the air may not be something you have thought too
much about. And most people have never considered running at 30 ilometers an hour. But
just stop for a moment and thin about how our new product could change your life.
Your daily journey to your place of wor is probably a mad dash (冲) for the bus. There is no point in
taing your car because there are traffic jams, and anyway the car pars are probably very epensive or, worse
still, full. Here is where Powerisers can help. It taes just a couple of minutes to put them on and then you are
away, going past others or even jumping over the object which blocs your way.
That is the practical use for our product, but then there is sport and eercise. Powerisers are set to be the
net etreme sport and the eep-fit tools. You can imagine the 100 meters, the high jump or basetball performed
by athletes wearing Powerisers. And what better way to build your muscles and eep fit?
Our product is very simple. It is powered by a superlight spring, which uses the gravitational (重力的)
pull from your body weight and pushes you with superhuman strength. There have been no records of
serious injury related to the use of Powerisers, but etreme caution is recommended. We strongly advise the
wearing of protective clothing, including at least a helmet (头盔).
Powerisers mae you feel as if you were waling on the moon. Now we mae two different models Basic
and Professional. The Basic model is designed for the occasional users and costs around $500. The
Professional model, which is designed for competitive use, has a strongly-made structure and different
springs, though that comes at the increased price of $800. Our Powerisers are guaranteed for 2 years and
will be replaced without question if they fail during that period. That is how confident we are.
56. According to the passage, Powerisers can help you ______.
A. get on the bus
B. jump over blocs
C. rela hard muscles
D. lift heavy weights
57. A helmet is recommended to users to ______.
A. prevent them from being injured
B. provide them with superhuman strength
C. offer them the feeling of waling on the moon
D. bring them good results in competitive situations 58. What is the author’s purpose of writing the passage?
A. To advertise a sports product. B. To show advantages of taing eercise. C. To eplain basic principles of Powerisers. D. To introduce the development of Powerisers.
B When school started on that warm August day, I threw myself into everything I did, including playing volleyball. I decided to become beautiful, or at the very least, sinny. I stopped eating completely. Soon I began losing weight, which thrilled me, and I even grew to love the tiredness and lightheadedness that came with my poor diet, for those feelings meant that I was winning. As the season progressed, things had become tense between my head volleyball coach, Coach Smith, and me. She felt that something was wrong with my health. She taled with me about my eating and was angry that I wouldn’t listen to her when she tried to mae me eat. She tried to persuade me in a determined way and so we fought constantly. Then my hunger started to affect my performance. I was so tired that practice and games were becoming a struggle. One afternoon, with hurt in her eyes, Coach Smith ased me what I had eaten and I told her nothing yet, but I was going to. She looed at me, disappointment in her eyes, nowing she couldn’t mae me stop, and waled away. A couple of wees later I attended a formal dinner for our volleyball team. I stood there as my coach managed to say something nice about me. I realied then that I had ruined my senior year by being disrespectful, and I had probably ruined hers as well. So that evening I wrote her a letter apologiing and thaning her. Then one Saturday, as I was reading in the library, I felt someone gently tae my arm and say softly, “Lynn Jones, how are you doing?” I looed up and saw the familiar face. “Thans for the letter,” she said. “It meant a lot.” When I thin of a coach, I thin of someone above me, someone who gives instruction—not a friend. But Coach Smith is different, and, lie any other good friend, she dealt with my problem in a determined way even when I hated her for it at that time. I didn’t deserve her indness, but she gave it anyway. I will forever
be grateful for her help, and now for her friendship.
59. When the author ate a poor diet and had a sense of tiredness, she felt ______.
60. The author fought with Coach Smith because ______.
A. she refused to go on a diet
B. she caused failure of her team
C. she changed the training course
D. she ept her idea of losing weight
61. Why did the author write a letter to Coach Smith?
A. She felt sorry for eating too little food.
B. She decided to improve her performance.
C. She was grateful for Smith’s care for her health.
D. She wanted to build a close relationship with Smith.
62. What is the best title for the passage?
A. Unepected Friendship
B. A Fight with My Coach
C. A Strict Volleyball Coach
D. My Way of Losing Weight
Brilliant Autumn Colors
As trees across the northern areas turn gold and deep red, you can find autumn colors in pars and
woodlands, in the cities, countryside, and mountains. People are wondering what these colors are for. For
years, scientists have wored to understand the changes that happen to trees in the autumn. Up to now there
have been different eplanations for why natural selection maes autumn colors so widespread.
Dr. Hamilton from Oford University proposed that bright autumn leaves contained a message they
warn insects to leave them alone. In autumn, insects choose trees where they will lay eggs. When the larvae
(幼虫) come out the net spring, they feed on the trees, often with a result of destruction of the trees. Dr.
Hamilton suggested that trees could ward off these insects with poisons. They could have strong defenses
by letting egg-laying insects now what was in store for their eggs.
Dr. Hamilton and his students turned the theory into a mathematical model, which showed that warning signals could indeed drive the evolution (进化) of bright leaves. It was a first attempt to see what
was out there.
A research team from the University of Wisconsin gave a quite different eplanation. “If you are up here
in Wisconsin, by the time the leaves change, all the insects that feed on leaves are gone,” Dr. Hoch said. He
believed that autumn colors served mainly as protection.
According to Dr. Hoch and his team, autumn colors might be able to protect the leaves from sun damage or frost (冰冻) injury—in other words, they actually act as a sunscreen to avoid the destruction to
the leaves. Besides, autumn colors might protect the leaves from water loss. If the cells in the leaves
become dry, the connections between the cells will be weaened and the leaves will brea off.
Although there are different eplanations about autumn colors, it has really given them a deeper concern
for this time of year. “People sometimes say that science maes the world less interesting by just eplaining
things away,” one famous biologist said. “But with autumn leaves, the more you now about them, the more
amaed you are.”
63. According to Dr. Hamilton, there is a connection between ______.
A. the sie of leaves and the survival of insects
B. the sie of leaves and the behavior of insects
C. the color of leaves and the quality of insects
D. the color of leaves and the number of insects
64. Dr. Hoch and his team give the eplanation that ______.
A. climate has an influence on the color of the leaves
B. sun damage and frost injury drive the insects away
C. the color of autumn leaves has a protective function
D. autumn colors bring great destruction to the leaves
65. The underlined phrase “ward off” in Paragraph 2 probably means ______.
66. Which of the following shows the organiation of the passage?
Sp 1 Sp 2
Sp 1 Sp 2
P1 P2 P3
Sp 1 Sp 2 Sp 1 Sp 2
CP Central Point
Sp Sub-point (次要点) D
“If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday manind must face and destroy the
growing harm caused by robots.” Author Daniel Wilson’s description of How to Survive a Robot Uprising
seems lie it is straight out of a robot disaster movie. “The problem with cleverly-designed robots is that we
become dependent on them,” says Wilson.
The classic movie Westworld describes an amusement par where, after a safety error, the robots spend a illing period of time. Yet in reality, statistics show that as technology improves there is a trend towards increased safety. Similarly, public transport systems using computers and machines are believed to be more reliable than those in human control, and a robot-assisted operation is more precise and results in fewer medical problems.
But where does the idea of robots being cruel and harmful come from? “Robots were pop culture figures before they eisted,” says Wilson. “They were frightening creatures in novels. When robots really started eisting, they already had this image (形象) set up not based on reality. That’s eactly what happened—a movie monster became real.”
Recent reports taled of a robot “attac” on a worer in Sweden. Even if these references to an attac rather than an error are meant in joe, this only maes the problem worse. “We’re so interested in the robot-attac storyline that it can influence the way real robot-safety problems are discussed,” says one journalist. But with robots becoming increasingly advanced, is it going to come a time when an error could become an unind and cruel attac?
“Robots are just a bunch of metal,” says one engineer. “If you are scared, then you are scared of the people building them.” So what do engineers thin we should be afraid of? Nanotechnology is the science which involves developing and maing etremely small but very powerful machines. Some engineers suggest that with these new developments come “severe dangers” if they are used inappropriately. Its theory goes that “the small sie and rapid potential of nano-built weaponry (武器) will mae it difficult to control and hard to eep out of the hands of terrorists.” And this is a view shared by some artificial intelligence eperts. “With robots… if it maes an error, you can unplug it and shut it down. But if you have lots of nano-built weapons, which are etremely small, there is no way you can do the same thing.” 67. In the first paragraph, Daniel Wilson ______.
A. confirms the eistence of robots B. introduces the development of robots C. states that robots are potentially dangerous D. suggests that we should be dependent on robots 68. People have come to thin of robots as something bad because ______.
A. designers of the first robots spread this idea B. reality shows they are the same as in the movies C. movie audience continue to give this impression D. they were originally described this way in novels 69. The author believes that the report of the robot attac in Sweden ______. A. is intended as a joe B. serves as a serious warning C. presents the technical problem D. epresses sympathy for the worer 70. What are eperts afraid of when considering nanotechnology? A. Robots could use it inappropriately. B. It could mae robots harder to control. C. It could be more dangerous than robots. D. There’ll be more terrorist attacs because of it.
第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的七个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。 Dear Diary
Many people have the habit of writing a diary. They try to describe clearly and remember correctly all that they see and admire. The word “diary” comes from the Latin word “diarium”, which means “daily allowance”. ___71___ Some eperts suggest that eeping a diary is a good form of self-study.
In America, from the 1940s through the 1980s, a diary was thought of mostly as a way to epress one’s deepest thoughts while eeping notations about the day. In those times, writing in a diary was lie writing to a friend. Many times, movies would show a teenage girl beginning to write in her diary while she said aloud, “Dear diary, …” ___72___
Private diaries may have historical significance long after the author’s death. Those diaries are
regarded as the result of how a particular author eperienced all the things around. ___73___ A diary ept by a Jewish girl by the name of Anne Fran documented her eperiences while she hid from the Nais in World War II. Her diary has become one of the world’s most widely read boos. Samuel Pepys, who lived during the 17th century, is still very famous today. His diary was also an important documentation of history. ___74___ Pepys too diary writing from the general area of business to personal preference. Reading his diary is etremely interesting, and it maes his life all the more real to us.
___75___ The electronic version of the diary, the blog, has made it much more than a personal account of the day’s events. There are blogs to document recipes, traveling, product announcements, and anything else that needs to be recorded over time. Search engines lie Technorati have been created to eep trac of millions of blogs that are available for anyone. Diary has become more popular than ever. A. It refers to a boo consisting of many small parts of writings by date. B. More and more personal diaries have given the attention to public interest. C. They’ve proved that writing diaries is highly beneficial to historical development. D. By etension the term “diary” has been used to mean the publication in some way. E. It gave his clear understanding of some big events such as the Great Fire of London. F. They show how people accepted or resisted the time and the place in which they lived. G. What followed was a summary of the day filled with a strong feeling such as love or hate.
第一节 （15 分） 假设你是红星中学高三(1)班的学生李华。你校将在寒假期间组织留学生京剧训练营。请给你班
的美国交换生 Jim 写封邮件，告诉他相关信息。邮件的内容包括： 1. 介绍训练营的相关安排（如时间、内容等）； 2. 说明训练营的目的； 3. 表达希望对方参加的愿望。 注意：1. 词数不少于 50；
2. 邮件的开头和结尾已给出，不计入总词数。 Dear Jim, _______________________________________________________________________________ Yours, Li Hua 第二节 （20 分）
假设你是红星中学高三(1)班的学生李华。你班同学在 12 月 5 日参加了学校组织的“国际志愿 者日”活动。请根据以下四幅图的先后顺序，以“Our Voluntary Activity”为题，给校刊“英语角” 写一篇英文稿件，介绍活动的完整过程。
注意：词数不少于 60。 提示词：国际志愿者日 the International Volunteer Day
Our Voluntary Activity _______________________________________________________________________________
北京市朝阳区 2016--2017 学年度第一学期期末高三年级统一考试
第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 7.5 分） 1—5 ACABC
第二节（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 15 分） 6—10 CBABB 11—15 CABAC
第三节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 7.5 分） 每小题 1.5 分。如出现拼写错误不计分；出现大小写、单复数错误扣 0.5 分；如每小题超过一个
第二部分：知识运用（共两节，45 分） 第一节 单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，共 15 分）
21—25 BDCCA 26—30 BADAC 31—35 DBCDA 第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分）
36—40 BDCAD 41—45 BACDB 46—50 CDABC
第三部分：阅读理解（共两节，40 分） 第一节（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，共 30 分）
56—60 BAABD 61—65 CADCD 第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分）
第四部分：书面表达（共两节，35 分） 第一节（15 分） 一、评分原则：
1．本题总分为 15 分，按 4 个档次给分。 2． 评分时，先根据文章的内容和语言质量初步确定其档次，然后以该档次的要求衡量，确定或
调整档次，最后给分。 3．评分时应考虑：内容是否完整，条理是否清楚，交际是否得体，语言是否准确。 4．拼写、标点符号或书写影响内容表达时，应视其影响程度予以考虑。英、美拼写及词汇用法均
可接受。 5．词数少于 50，从总分中减去 1 分。
第一档 （13 分－15 分）
第二档 （9 分－12 分）
·内容、条理和交际等方面基本符合要求； ·所用语法和词汇满足了任务的要求； ·语法或用词方面有一些错误，但不影响理解。
第三档 （4 分－8 分）
·内容不完整； ·所用词汇有限，语法或用词方面的错误影响了对写作内容的理解。 未能清楚地传达信息。
第四档 （1 分－3 分）
未完成试题规定的任务。 ·写了少量相关信息； ·语法或用词方面错误较多，严重影响了对所写内容的理解。 未传达任何信息；所写内容与要求无关。
三、One possible version Dear Jim,
I’m writing to tell you a piece of good news. Our school will run a Peing Opera camp for foreign students this winter vacation. It will start from February 5th and last ten days. Some famous artists will offer basic courses in this national treasure, including singing, dialogues, movements as well as facial mae-up. They want to present the idea that Peing Opera is not just an art, but a symbol of traditional Chinese culture. I now you’re interested in Peing Opera, so I hope you’ll join the camp and have a good time there. Yours, Li Hua
第二节（20 分） 一、评分原则： 1．本题总分为 20 分，按 5 个档次给分。 2．评分时，先根据文章的内容和语言质量初步确定其档次，然后以该档次的要求衡量，确定或调整
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四、One possible version Our Voluntary Activity
My classmates and I too part in a voluntary activity on the International Volunteer Day. We had a meeting to discuss what to do before the activity. Our monitor suggested giving directions to those who got lost, and everyone agreed. On the morning of December 5th, we came to the crossroads near our school, maing careful preparations. Some were hanging up banners, while others were putting maps in order. For the whole day we gave help to those who lost their way, telling them how to reach their destinations. They were all satisfied and praised us for what we did. Time passed quicly. At 5 o’cloc, we finished our voluntary activity and said goodbye to each other. It was tiring, but we were really proud to do some voluntary wor on the special day.
听力原文： Tet 1 W I lie your shirt, Sam. Is it new? M Thans, it’s the first time I’ve worn it. How much do you thin it cost? W It loos quite epensive—about $40? M A lot less. It was $35, but I got it for $30 because there was a small mar on the front.
Tet 2 W Would you lie to boo another driving lesson for Saturday, Rob? M I’ll be away. Is Friday any good? W Let me chec. Ah, I’m sorry I’m not free then. What about Monday? M Fine. Perhaps Dad will let me practise in his car at the weeend.
Tet 3 W Ecuse me, is there a petrol station around the corner? M That one closed last year. Your nearest one is opposite the cinema, about three minutes down this road. W I need to go the other way. Is there another one? M Yes, you can use the one net to the bridge.
Tet 4 M Mum, it’s Colin. I won’t be home until seven, I’m afraid. I’m on the bus now. W Were you playing football with your friends after school again? You’ve got lots of homewor to do. M I now. That’s what I was doing, at John’s house. W Oay. Well, there’s no traffic, so the bus should be quic.
Tet 5 W Hello Jac, are you having a good holiday? M Hi Mum. Not really. It’s rained every day since I got here. W That’s a pity. It’s been nice and sunny here. When will you be home? M In two days’ time—I hope it won’t snow before then.
Tet 6 M Is there something I can help you with, madam? W Oh, yes. I’m looing for a brochure on cultural events here.
M Well, we have quite a few cultural events this wee. Is there something in particular you are interested in? W I’m not sure. What about traditional music? Are there any performances I could attend? M I’d recommend the Peing Opera to you. There’s a schedule right here. You can have a loo by yourself.
The performances are held at the Cultural Centre. W Sounds pretty good. It’s really worth trying. Than you very much.
Tet 7 M Good morning. Fraser’s Furniture. W Well, I saw a leather sofa in your window. Could you tell me how long it is? M It’s one meter eighty-five. W Fine. I lie the green, but are there other colors? M We’ll have blac ones from the factory net month. We sold the last red one yesterday, just the one in the
window. W Oay. How much is it? M It was $635, but now it’s $590. W When can your driver bring it? We live in Partington. M He goes there on Mondays and Wednesdays. Today is Thursday, so net Monday, if you decide to buy it. W Thans. I’ll come later. Goodbye.
Tet 8 M Hi Susan. Haven’t you heard that Pam had an accident yesterday? W On her horse? M She doesn’t ride it now. Sailing is her latest hobby. She fell off her bicycle when going to the boat club. W I am sorry. I hope she wasn’t badly hurt. M Her arms are Oay and she’s just cut her legs a bit. But she can’t wal because she’s broen something in her
foot, so the doctor is eeping her in hospital. W That’s so bad. Can I visit her at any time today?
M After two o’cloc. The hospital doesn’t let visitors in until after lunch. W Oay. I suppose she won’t want to listen to CDs. Shall I tae her some chocolate? M She doesn’t feel lie eating much. W I’ll get her some magaines then. M That would be great. Thans!
Tet 9 Hello. My name is Pilar. I came to the United States ten years ago from Argentina. At first I stayed at
home with my young children, so I only learned enough English to do everyday things lie shopping. After my ids went to school, I wanted to get a nursing degree so I could wor in a hospital and help people. My friend recommended the program here at Mountain Community College. It’s been a wonderful eperience for me. I’ve met people from different countries and we communicate with each other every day. Now I feel confident speaing English, and I’ve been accepted into a nursing school starting in the fall. I’m lucy to attend your wonderful program and stay with the wonderful teachers and volunteer tutors, who help me to become a part of American life and give me the sills and confidence to follow my dream.
Tet 10 W Carol Robbins. M Hello Mrs. Robbins. I saw your advertisement in the Evening News. Is the computer still for sale? W Yes, it is. M Can you tell me the brand of it? Is it an IBM? W It’s a Halley computer. That’s H-A-L-L-E-Y. They’re very good. M I’ve heard that. Is it the 6775 machine? W A newer one, the 6790. It’s much faster. M They only started selling those eighteen months ago. How long have you had yours? W I bought it ten months ago. M So why are you selling it? W I’m going to move to Italy.
M Oh, right. Well, can I come and see it later today? At three thirty perhaps? W I’ll be out then. Can you come after si this evening? M Mm, half past si then. Where do you live? W At 17, Green Lane. You need to go past a local school. My house is almost net to the hospital, but there’s
no paring. M Oay. Thans. See you then.