南通市通州区 2010 届高三下学期查漏补缺专题训练
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说明：请将第 I 卷各题答案按要求写在答题纸上。 三部分， 第 I 卷 (三部分，共 85 分) 三部分 第一部分：听力（共两节， 第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20 分） 第一节（ 小题； 第一节（共 5
小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳 选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What will the woman do next? A. Turn down the radio. B. Close the window. C. Go to bed. 2. What does the woman mean? A. The man is seriously ill. B. The man’s temperature is quite normal. C. The man’s temperature is a little higher. 3. Why can’t the woman go with the man? A. She’s a little tired. B. She’s going to a concert. C. She’s going to the library. 4. When will the woman arrive home? A. At11:00. B. At 10:00. C. At 12:00. 5. Where does the conversation take place? A. At home. B. In a travel agency. C. In a hotel. 第二节（ 小题； 第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 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 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. What does the woman ask the man to send? A. A report. B. A fax. C. A letter. 7. For whom will the man reserve a room in the Garden Hotel? A. For the woman. B. For Mr. Benson. C. For Mr. Black. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. How is Tony today? A. Energetic. B. Good. C. Tired. 9. What do you think of the woman? A. She is very honest. B. She often tells lies.
C. She is good at flattering others. 10. What does Tony’s mother say? A. Say nothing to others. B. Say something nice to others. C. Say something honest to others. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. What did the woman think of her class? A. She liked it. B. She had no idea. C. It was so-so. 12. When was the class over? A. At 7:00. B. At 9:00. C. At 9:10. 13. Why did the woman stay behind after class? A. The teacher asked her to do so. B. She had a lot of questions to ask. C. She wanted to have a talk with the teacher. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. Who is the woman? A. Clark’s wife. B. Clark’s secretary. C. John’s wife. 15. Where does the conversation take place? A. At office. B. On the phone. C. At home. 16. When will Clark return home? A. In about half an hour. B. In about one hour. C. In about two hours. 17. Why does the man make this telephone call? A. About some problems on noise pollution. B. About some news on noise pollution. C. About some article on noise pollution. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. What information is needed to reserve a table according to the passage? A. Your name. B. Your age. C. Your address. 19. How much should you give the waitress or waiter as a tip in America? A. $ 15. B. $ 50. C. 15% of the bill. 20. Which is the best title for the passage? A. How to Invite Someone to Dinner B. How to Behave in a Restaurant C. How to reserve a table in a restaurant 英语知识运用（共两节， 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 单项填空（ 小题； 第一节 单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从每小题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 21. Beginning college is exciting: many of us can be easily at a loss by _______ details of running ______ well-balanced life. A. /; the B. the; a C. /; a D. the; / 22. The April 10, 2010 air crash, with a Russian Tu-145 plane _______ Poland’s president Lech Kaczinsky, his wife and many Polish government and military officials, shocked the whole world. A. carried B. being carried C. carrying D. to carry
23. With Shanghai World Expo drawing near, volunteers are making use of every minute to _______ their foreign language because language volunteers must pass a written test and an interview. A. polish up B. take up C. put up D. make up 24. Much to everyone’s surprise, the ordinary-looking man with a worn coat was _______ other than Einstein himself, who was well-known for his Theory of Relativity. A. none B. nothing C. not D. nobody 25. In this country it is required that anyone who wants to settle here _______ to pass this kind of test. A. has B. had C. have D. will have 26. How long do you think ______ the Ford company launches a new model? A. it will be before B. will it be until C. will it be when D. it will be that 27. —Haven’t I told you that I like the beef well-done? —Yes, but I _______ it longer than I usually do. A. was cooking B. cooked C. had cooked D. will cook 28. After graduation I’d like to find a job I can use what I have learnt at school. A. when B. which C. where D. that 29. A big earthquake hit Yushu, Qinghai province in the early morning, and if a little later, many more people _______. A. could survive B. might have survived C. must have survived D. should survive 30. Barack Obama told millions watching him that his grandmother’s influence on _______ he is and the way he views the world was significant. A. how B. who C. where D. which 31. _______ with the present situation, the local government could not find effective measures to reduce the risk of coal mine accidents. A. Though unsatisfied B. As unsatisfied C. Though unsatisfied it was D. As it was unsatisfied 32. An online survey at sina.com suggested more than four in five said the present rules would not be effective _______ the rising housing prices. A. to control B. to have controlled C. in having controlled D. in controlling 33. Even though Lucy and Kathy are good friends, Lucy to lending her ID card to Kathy to apply for a credit card. A. stuck B. referred C. subscribed D. objected 34. It be really cold in April in Tongzhou though we usually have warm and sunny days. A. should B. will C. can D. must 35. —Surely you can turn to David for help, as he is your only colleague at office. —_______ He is the last one you can rely on. A. I couldn’t agree more. B. Is that right? C. Get out of it! D. It’s up to you. 完形填空（ 小题； 第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 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。 Children with learning disabilities (LD) often have problems. For many, strong feelings of 36 ,
anger, sadness, or shame can lead to 37 difficulties such as anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. These problems can be far more than the academic challenges themselves. Several leading experts in the field of LD have offered 38 to parents on ways to help 39 their children from these problems. To be most effective in supporting your child, 40 can help to understand some underlying(not easily noticed) 41 for the psychological and emotional challenges he(she) may 42 . First, it is not difficult to see 43 children with LD are at greater risk for developing psychological difficulties 44 one considers the repeated failure they experience as they 45 their way through the educational system, which may misunderstand or ignore their needs. 46 their efforts to "try harder," children with LD may receive little 47 feedback. Their academic struggles and failures are often met with 48 by teachers, peers, and parents. Such disapproval can take the form of negative labeling of a child as "slow," "lazy," or "dumb." 49 developing a sense of pride in their accomplishments, children with LD may 50 in frustration and shame. Low self-esteem and a lack of confidence only further 51 with learning and academic success. The second reason is the 52 difficulties they often experience. Research indicates that as many as 75% of kids with LD have such difficulties as making and keeping friends. Children with learning disabilities are less 53 , and often rejected by their peers. Teachers and other adults also may 54 to have negative views of children with learning disabilities. Such social rejection can result in loss of self-esteem and feelings of loneliness, which, 55 , may lead to psychological difficulties such as anxiety and depression. 36. A. frustration B. excitement C. surprise D. curiosity 37. A. academic B. cultural C. physical D. psychological 38. A. help B. suggestions C. chances D. comments 39. A. prevent B. protect C. prohibit D. persuade 40. A. they B. parents C. it D. experts 41. A. excuses B. opinions C. directions D. reasons 42. A. expect B. imagine C. face D. ignore 43. A. why B. where C. which D. when 44. A. unless B. though C. if D. because 45. A. feel B. find C. change D. fight 46. A. Without B. Despite C. Through D. Due to 47. A. positive B. negative C. subjective D. sensitive 48. A. support B. sympathy C. disapproval D. complaint 49. A. Other than B. Rather than C. More than D. Less than 50. A. stay up B. turn up C. pick up D. end up 51. A. compare B. mix C. interfere D. compete 52. A. social B. economic C. technical D. learning 53. A. invited B. accepted C. criticized D. impressed 54. A. tend B. wait C. manage D. desire 55. A. in general B. in particular C. in total D. in turn 阅读理解（ 小题； 第三部分 阅读理解（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。 A The iPad, a new e-tablet gadget will take online activities truly mobile. It will allow you to read
the news in bed, play multiplayer game on any surface, check a recipe in a busy kitchen or view a large-scale Google map. It will declare a new age of online media production, taking newspapers and magazines down the new stage. Online versions can now become truly interactive. The editor of Time magazine Richard Stengel said, “The iPad will transform the way journalism works. It will become a new way of storytelling”. Perhaps most important to the masses, it is a traditional computer but so convenient to use. There are no cords(电线), and it’s totally mobile. You press a button and it comes on in seconds. To add a program, you just download it from the Internet. There is no file directory, so you won’t be confused with file locations. Since almost everyone uses a computer in the office or at school, the need for the traditional desktop model at home is disappearing. Slate Magazine’s Farhad Manjoo calls the iPad the perfect alternative to the full home computer system. However, opinions are summarized as a simple statement: If you are a tech-head you will hate it, if you are everyone else you will love it. It’s “laughably absurd” on one blog and a “magical revolution” on another. This first version of the iPad lacks many basic features. Tech-heads dislike the device not because of what it offers, but because of what it doesn’t offer. It doesn’t have flash or a camera. It can’t access many of the world’s mobile applications, and it has a very restricted APPLE store. Based on purely technological grounds, the iPad is said to lack more than it gives. But if you are not part of the technologically well-versed, and you love the iPod and iPhone, “this device is for you,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. But no matter how you feel about the iPad, as a tech-head or an everyman, there’s no arguing with its appeal. Love it or hate it, the iPad sold over 600,000 units on its opening weekend, surpassing(超过) the iPhone’s record sales in 2007. It’s uncertain how long it will take to hit the tech markets here in China, but when it does, expect the iPad fashion to continue. Apple predicts it will sell over 7.1 million units in the first year. Maybe not magical, and definitely not absurd, but if the iPad follows in the footsteps of the iPhone and iPod, you could be reading this newspaper on it in the near future. 56. Which of the following is NOT the reason why people think the iPad a “magical revolution”? A. The iPad will make online activities truly mobile. B. The iPad will predict a new age of online media production. C. The iPad is sure to take the place of the full home computer system. D. The iPad can make many world’s mobile applications accessible. 57. Which of the following statements is false according to the passage? A. Unlike those traditional computers, the iPad can save you much trouble. B. The iPad set up a new record sale when it first came onto the market. C. The iPad will probably hold a big share in the tech market in China. D. The iPad depends on cords to download a program from the Internet quickly. 58. What technological problem do experts think the iPad has? A. The iPad is lacking in what other computers can offer. B. People might misunderstand its magical features. C. Reporters and journalists don’t have to efficiently with the help of the iPad. D. Compared with the iPhone and iPod, iPad might confuse the users more easily 59. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage? A. Why do People Love the iPad B. The Popularity of the iPad
C. Loving and Hating the iPad
D. A Magical Revolution
B LOS ANGELES-British singing sensation Susan Boyle’s first album quickly climbed to No. 1 on U.S. album charts on Wednesday with sales of 701,000 copies, beating new releases by Adam Lambert and Rihanna and becoming the best-selling debut(首次演出) of 2009. Boyle, 48, a frumpy Scottish singer, who became an international YouTube phenomenon after appearing on TV show “Britain’s Got Talent”, also topped the British album charts earlier this week. Her “I Dreamed a Dream” release through Sony Music Entertainment, marked the best U.S. opening of a female artist's debut album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, Billboard.com said. It was also the fastest selling album in Britain this year and has topped the charts in Australia and Ireland. Billboard said only one album in SoundScan’s tracking history had seen a bigger opening week than Boyle. U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg’s album “Doggystyle” sold 803,000 copies in its first week in 1993—before traditional album sales began tumbling(falling rapidly) in the face of piracy(盗版) and a shift to digital sales. Although Boyle finally failed to win “Britain’s Got Talent”, her April trial hearing for the show has been viewed more than 300 million times on the Internet. In a good week for stars of TV talent shows, “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert’s debut album “For Your Entertainment”, also released through Sony, debuted at No.3 on the Billboard 200 with 198,000 copies sold. Lambert’s strong showing followed headline news coverage of his bad televised live performance at the American Music Awards 10 days ago in which he aroused oral sex with a dancer and kissed a male keyboard player. R&B singer Rihanna’s “Rated R”, her first studio album since being attacked by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown in February, bowed in at No.4 with 181,000 copies—the best sales week in the 21-year-old singer’s career. Italian singer Andrea Bocelli held onto the No.2 spot for a third week with his “My Christmas” album with 218,000 new copies sold during the week, SoundScan said. 60. According to the passage, what albums were released through Sony Music Entertainment? A. Doggystyle and I Dreamed a Dream. B. For Your Entertainment and I Dreamed a Dream. C. Rated R and Doggystyle. D. My Christmas and For Your Entertainment. 61. What do you learn from the passage? A. Doggystyle marked the biggest opening week in SoundScan’s tracking history. B. I Dreamed a Dream was the fastest selling album in English-speaking countries. C. Upon its release, Boyle’s first album ranked first on album charts on Wednesday. D. Boyle became world-famous after she won Britain’s Got Talent. 62. Who may perform crazily and leave audience a bad impression? A. Susan Boyle. B. Andrea Bocelli. C. Rihanna. D. Adam Lambert. 63. From the passage we can conclude _______. A. The albums could have sold better if it had not been for piracy and a shift to digital sales B. Boyle became world-famous because she was a female artist. C. Being attacked by her then-boyfriend might decrease the sales of Rihanna’s Rated R. D. Andrea Bocelli’s album My Christmas only kept the No. 2 spot for two weeks.
C Recently scientists have worked out a way to judge roughly where a person has lived using strands(缕) of hair, a technique that could help track the movements of criminal suspects or unidentified bodies . The method depends on measuring how chemical variations in drinking water show up in people’s hair. While U.S diet is relatively identical, water supplies vary. The differences result from weather patterns. The chemical composition of rainfall changes slightly as clouds move. Most hydrogen and oxygen atoms in water are stable , but traces of both elements are also present as heavier isotopes (同位素) . The heaviest raid（列阵）falls first. As a result, storms that form over the Pacific deliver heavier water to California than to Utah. Similar patterns exist throughout the U.S. By measuring the proportion of heavier hydrogen and oxygen isotopes along a strand of hair, scientists can establish a geographic timeline. Each inch of hair corresponds to about two months. Cerling’s team collected tap water samples from 600 cities and constructed a frame of the regional differences. They checked the accuracy of the map by testing 200 hair samples collected from 65 barber shops. They were able to accurately place the hair samples in broad regions roughly corresponding to the movement of raid systems. “It’s not good for pinpointing (精确定位),” he said. “It’s good for ruling out many possibilities.” 64. What can we learn from the passage about the latest discovery? A. One’s hair growth has to do with the amount of water they drink. B. A person’s hair may reveal where they have lived. C. Hair analysis identifies criminal suspects accurately. D. The chemical composition of hair varies from person to person. 65. What does the underlined word “identical” in paragraph 3 probably mean? A. similar B. fantastic C. beneficial D. healthy 66. What is the practical value of Cerling’s research? A. It helps analyze the quality of water in different regions. B. It helps the police determine where a crime is committed. C. It helps the police narrow down possibilities in detective work. D. It helps identify the drinking habits of the person under investigation. D Here is what I have been told of the matter. In the spring of 1842, Marguerite was so weak, so different in her looks, that the doctors had ordered her to take the waters. She therefore set out for Bagneres. Among the other sufferers there, was the Duke's daughter who not only had the same complaint but a face so like Marguerite's that they could have been taken for sisters. The fact was that the young Duchess was in the third stage of consumption and, only days after Marguerite's arrival, she passed away. One morning the Duke, who had remained at Bagneres caught sight of Marguerite as she turned a corner of a gravel walk. It seemed as though he was seeing the spirit of his dead child and, going up to her, he took both her hands, embraced her tearfully and, without asking who she was, begged permission to call on her and to love in her person the living image of his dead daughter. Marguerite, alone at Bagneres with her maid, and in any case having nothing to lose by
compromising herself, granted the Duke what he asked. Now there were a number of people at Bagneres who knew her, and they made a point of calling on the Duke to inform him of Marguerite's true situation. It was a terrible blow for the old man, for any resemblance with his daughter stopped there. But it was too late. The young woman had become an emotional necessity, his only excuse and his sole reason for living. He did not criticize her, he had no right to, but he did ask her if she felt that she could change her way of life, and, in exchange for this sacrifice, he would offer all the compensations she could want. She agreed. It should be said that at this point Marguerite, who was by nature somewhat highly strung(excited and nervous), was seriously ill. Her past appeared to her to be one of the major causes of her illness, and a kind of superstition(迷信) led her to hope that God would allow her to keep her beauty and her health in exchange for her regret and shame. And indeed the waters, the walks, healthy fatigue and sleep had almost restored her fully by the end of that summer. The Duke accompanied Marguerite to Paris, where he continued to call on her as at Bagneres. This connection, of which the true origin and true motive were known to no one, gave rise here to a great deal of talk, since the Duke, known till now as an enormously wealthy man, now began to acquire a name for the prodigality(挥霍). 67. Why did the Duke take Marguerite’s both hands when he saw her? A. His daughter and Marguerite were once good friends. B. Marguerite is his daughter’s spirit. C. Marguerite resembles his daughter. D. They haven’t seen each other for long. 68. What’s the right order of the events? a. The Duke accompanied Marguerite to Paris. b. Marguerite set out for Bagneres. c. The Duke took Marguerite as his daughter. d. The daughter of the Duke passed away. e. Marguerite took a gravel walk A. e-c-b-d-a B. c-d-e-b-a C. b-d-e-c-a D. d-a-c-b-e 69. From the passage we can guess that Marguerite _______. A. doesn’t believe in God B. was once a woman without a good fame C. was strange to all the people in Bagners D. kept her own way of life while living with the Duke 70. According to the passage, Marguerite went to Bagners _______. A. just for a gravel walk B. to find her sister C. to visit the Duke D. for treatment
第 II 卷 （两部分 共 35 分）
任务型阅读（ 小题； 第四部分 任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 请认真阅读下面短文，并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入最恰当的单词。 注意：每空只填 1 个单词。 Day after day you are glued to your computer screen. You cannot get enough of online games,
net shopping or cyber surfing. Your social life gets worse, and so does your health. Chances are that you are addicted to the Internet and you need counseling. On November 8, an Internet Addiction Disorder(IAD)diagnostic manual( 诊 断 手 册 )was approved by a group of psychologists in China, who agreed that Internet addiction is a mental disease. According to a report on Xinhuanet.com, the manual for the first time gives a clear time standard for diagnosing IAD, saying that surfing the Internet for more than six hours a day, not for the purpose of studying or working, and having done so for less than three months, might be a symptom of IAD. Addiction symptoms vary Besides the long online time, some other symptoms would also help doctors diagnose IAD patients, such as having a strong desire for the Internet and feeling physical discomfort, becoming easily angry, being unable to concentrate on things or finding it difficult to sleep if unable to get online. Apart from these conditions, other symptoms are also listed in the manual. If a net surfer cannot get out of the virtual world of Web games, which has already affected his/her capability to study or work, or he/she feels little interest in doing anything but jumping online or is afraid to communicate with others, he/she is also considered to be an IAD sufferer. According to the World Health Organization, mental disease sufferers have two major characteristics: they bring suffering to both themselves and their families, and their abilities to be involved in social activities are affected. Mental illness stigma(污名) However, it has resulted in a backlash(反对) from the public, due to the fact that mental disease is a very sensitive term to Chinese. Many netizens dropped comments expressing their doubts about the manual, saying that they could not accept they might be suffering from mental illness just because they spent too much time on the Internet. Experts said there is a misunderstanding of the manual. Explaining that IAD sufferers are not “crazy people”, they call on society at large to change their understanding of mental disease. Mental disease covers a wide range of psychological or behavioral problems, such as depression.
New solution to Internet Addiction
(74) ___addiction symptoms
(78) ___ to the manual
Problem: Internet addiction makes your social life and (71) ____ get worse.
You (75)____ to surf the Internet, feel physically (76) _____, and become angry easily and unable to concentrate or difficult to sleep.
Many netizens are (79) ____ to the term: mental disease. And of course they won’t
A (72)____for diagnosing IAD: Internet addiction is a mental disease when you surf the Internet more than six hours a day for less than three months not to (73) ____or work.
You are unable to get out of the virtual world of Web games, not (77) ______ in doing anything else or afraid to communicate with others.
Experts call on the public to (80) ____ the term — mental disease correctly because it covers a wide range.
第五部分 书面表达 (满分 25 分) 满分 随着“开心农场”“QQ 农场”等娱乐游戏风靡互联网，许多中学生也加入了偷菜的行列。 请你根据下表的内容，用英语写一篇短文，并谈谈你个人的看法。 现 原 象 因 1. 沉迷其中，乐此不疲；2. 身在课堂，心在农场； 3. 作业拖拉，成绩下降。 1. 寻找农耕的乐趣； 2. 释放学习的压力；3. 拉近朋友的距离。 ……(至少两点)
注意： 注意： 1. 不要逐字翻译表格提示内容，应适当发挥。2. 开头已给出，不算入总词数。 3. 词数：150 左右。 Nowadays, QQ Farm and Happy Farm are very popular among people from all walks of life. A large number of middle school students are also involved in the game. __________________________________________________________________________
听力： 1-5 ACCBB 单项选择： 21-25 BCAAC 完形填空： 6-10 ABCAB 26-30 ABCBB 11-15 ABCAB 31-35 ADDCC 16-20 BCACB
36-40 ADBBC 41-45 DCACD 46-50 BACBD 51-55 CABAD 阅读理解： 56-59 DDAC 60-63 BADA 64-66 BAC 67-70 CCBD 任务型阅读： 71. health 72. standard 73. study 74. Various/Different 75. desire 76. uncomfortable 77. interested 78. Attitudes/Responses 79. sensitive 80. understand/treat 书面表达： Nowadays, QQ Farm and Happy Farm are very popular among people from all walks of life. A large number of middle school students are also involved in the game. Some of them are addicted to it and take great delight in stealing vegetables online. In class, their minds are still wandering around the farm. They waste too much time on it so that they fail to hand in their homework in time and there is a sharp decline in their grades. Many factors contribute to the popularity of the game. To begin with, it enables students to experience the pleasure of farming , which is beyond their reach in reality. In addition, students are under great pressure and farming online is a good way for them to relax. It can also bring friends closer and closer. As far as I am concerned, though the game is really great fun, as senior students, we are supposed to focus on our studies. Also, I suggest schools starting after-school farming activities. Only in this way can students experience real happiness in farming. 听力原文： 听力原文： Text1 M: Would you be good enough to turn down a bit? It’s a little bit loud. W: Oh, of course. Text2 M: Doctor, what’s my temperature? W: In centigrade, your temperature is 38 degrees. A bit higher than normal. Text3 M: I’m a little tired, so I think I’ll go to the student lounge and listen to a little music. Would you go with me? W: I’d love to. But I have to go to the library to look at a book on reserve. Text4 W: When are you leaving tomorrow? You look so excited. M: Just imagine! I’ll take the early flight at eight in the morning and see my parents in just two hours. Text5 M: Good morning. Can I help you? W: Yes, we’re thinking of going on a holiday somewhere, but we’re not sure where to go. M: I see. So what kind of holiday do you want? W: Lots of sunshine. Text6 W: Peter… do you think you could help me with a couple of things? M: Sure. W: Do you think you could send a copy of this report to Mr. Black’s office? M: Yes, do you want me to fax it or send it by mail? W: Oh, fax, I think. Then would you mind reserving a room for Mr. Benson? M: The Garden Hotel as usual? And when does he need it? W: He needs it for Friday night. Text7 W: Hey, Tony. Are you all right? You look really tired. M: Gee, thanks. You really know how to make a guy feel good. W: What? I’m just being honest.
M: I’ll let you in on a little secret. If somebody looks tired, they know it. W: Oh, right. I guess they don’t need to hear it from other people. M: Why not give me a compliment instead? That would make me feel good. W: All right. I really like your haircut. But… M: No buts! Again, you were just about to say something that was going to make me feel bad! W: What’s wrong with saying what I really think? M: My mother always says, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. Text8 M: Mary, I called you last night, but you were not in. What happened to you? W: It was October20, remember? My night school began yesterday evening. M: Oh, that’s right! How do you like it? W: Classes are fun and the teacher is nice. M: Did the teacher cover a lot of material? W: She outlined the whole course. M: Is that all? W: No, she started on some English problems after that. M: Are you going to have to study a lot of English? W: Sure, I need English in my work, you know. M: What time did the class start? W: It started at seven o’clock. M: How long did the class last? W: Two hours, but I stayed behind. M: What for? W: I wanted to talk to the teacher. M: Did you ask her a lot of questions? W: No, just one of the English problems. Text9 M: Hello, may I speak to Clark Carlson? W: I’m sorry, he’s not in at the moment. M: This is John Lee. Is that Mrs. Carlson? W: Oh, John! How have you been? Haven’t seen you for some time! M: I’ve been quite busy recently, so I haven’t been around to see you and Clark. W: Well, do come over whenever you feel like it. You’re always welcome, you know. M: Thank you. I’ll do that. Will Clark be back soon? W: He should be back in an hour or so. Is it urgent? M: Not really. I just want to tell him that I’ve found a couple of articles on how to control noise pollution. I think he might be interested. W: Well, I’ll ask him to call back. Could I have your telephone number? M: My office number is 68453423. Please call me at my home number 65347895 after 4:30. W: OK. I have got them. Thanks. Bye. M: Bye. Text10 If you invite someone to join you for dinner in a restaurant, phone the restaurant first to find out if you need a reservation in order to avoid a long wait for a table. To make a reservation, just give your name, the number of people in your group, and the time you plan to arrive. When you invite someone to dinner, you should be prepared to pay the bill and reach for it when it arrives. However, if your companion insists on paying his or her share, don’t get into an argument about it. Some people prefer to pay their own way so that they don’t feel indebted, and those feelings should be respected. In most American restaurants, the waiter or waitress’s tip is not added to the bill. If the service was fine, the guest usually leaves a tip equal to about 15% of the bill. In expensive restaurants, leave a bit more.
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