鄂州高中 黄石二中 鄂南高中 2013 届高三三校联考英语试题
考试时间：2013 年 1 月 31 日 试卷满分：150 分
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）
请听下面 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 小题和阅读下一个小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
1. What’s the woman looking for? A. A young lady. B. A young man. C. Her wrist watch. 2. Where are the speakers? A. At a shop . B. At a restaurant. C. At a drug store. 3. How will the woman probably go to Jamestown? A. On foot. B. By car. C. By bike. 4. What can we learn from the conversation? A. The woman doesn’t like grape juice. B. The woman forgot to buy grape juice. C. The man broke the bottle of grape juice. 5. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. New dictionaries. B. Old forms of languages. C. Development languages. 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 5 秒钟的时间 阅读各个小题；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。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 至第 8 题。
6. What is the matter with Jane? A. She didn’t eat enough for lunch. B. She always borrows money from Bob. C. She doesn’t have enough money with her. 7. What does Bob do about the situation? A. He will treat her to lunch. B. He will lend her some money. C. He suggests that she turn to someone else for help. 8. Who will talk to David in the end? A. Bob. B. Jane. C. Someone else.
听下面一段对话，回答第 9 至第 11 题。
9. What did the woman think the boy was going to do today? A. Play football . B. Trade stamps. C. Visit a friend. 10. When did the woman stop collecting stamps? A. Over a decade ago. B. Over two decades ago. C. Over decades ago. 11. How many people will look at stamps tonight? A. One. B. Two. C. Three.
听下面一段对话，回答第 12 至第 14 题。
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12. Why did the man’s boss shout at him? A. He was late for work. B. He was careless about his work. C. He was caught playing computer games. 13. What happened when he was going to go home? A. His computer broke down. B. He was told to work overtime. C. The boss was not satisfied with his work. 14. What promise did the man make? A. Work hard. B. Get up early.
听下面一段对话，回答第 15 至第 17 题。
C. Go to sleep early.
15. Why does Lone Hotel offer such an attractive package? A. For a public holiday. B. For its anniversary. C. For the low season. 16. What does the man’s regular hotel offer? A. An air ticket. B. A 35﹪ discount. C. A 40﹪discount. 17. What does the man mean in the last sentence? A. He won’t stay at Lone Hotel. B. He wants to have the number. C. He wants to save some money.
听下面一段独白，回答第 18 至第 20 题。
18. How many times does the man ask the waiter for a drink? A. 2. B. 3. C. 4. 19. Why does the waiter refuse to serve the man? A. The man appears to be drunk. B. The man can’t pay for his drinks. C. The man is too young to be allowed to drink. 20. What does the man mean when he cries out, “Man! How many bars do you work at?” A. He is angry that the waiter keeps following him. B. He thinks he has met the same waiter in different bars. C. He can’t understand why the waiter changes his job so often. 第二部分：词汇知识运用(共两节，满分 30 分) 第一节：多项选择(共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分)
从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂 黑。
21. If the housing bubble continues to expand at the same speed it has done in the past decade, the ______ will be destructive when it bursts. A. commitments B. complaints C. communities D. consequences 22. Greg’s _____ to be critical made him unpopular with his co-workers, so he couldn’t choose but be an indoorsman. A. willingness B. tendency C. expectation D. promise 23. The trouble with Bill was that he never had a/an _____ aim in life; he didn’t know what he really wanted to do. A. specific B. original C. primary D. ultimate 24. We are regulars of this restaurant. It serves _____ home-style dishes as well as a comfortable homey feeling. A . ample B. antique C. authentic D. alternative
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25. She has such a/an _____ face that I find it hard to believe anything bad of her. A. pale B. innocent C. familiar D. attractive 26. “I can _____ the watch as mine by the scratches on the back .So, return it to me !” Tom’s little brother urged. A. assess B. swap C. identify D. classify 27. As old people age, they tend to _____ from society, and this can be common, with society less likely to include old people. A. resign B. hide C. withdraw D. escape 28. At that time, nobody thought highly of his novel, but two years later the book _____. A. took off B. died out C. ran out D. paid off 29. The first time I sat in the driver’s seat, I was extremely nervous. But over time, driving just came _____. A. gradually B. shortly C. actually D. automatically 30. The soil is becoming poor because farmers here mostly use only one kind of chemical fertilizer for several years ____ . A. on a large scale B. in a row C. at random D. to a degree 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，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空 白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
It was Christmas 1988 in Flint. For a Mother with three children in the Great Depression, the word “struggle” had taken on a whole new 31 . Because the husband had 32 every penny she had and the divorce took place in August. She was working as a temporary, so the idea of buying Christmas gifts for her children seemed to be 33 a dream. While driving to work one morning she heard on the radio an advertisement for Christmas at Autoworld FOR FREE! There was no cost to be 34 , but food was not free. She decided that since she didn't have two pennies to 35 together, her boys would have the “Christmas” experiences there. That night it was snowing, but the very 36 of Christmas was in the air. She put them into her old car and set off. She 37 as close to the entrance as she could. Just then a horse drawn carriage 38 behind and the driver asked her if she wanted a ride. She politely 39 , stating that she didn't have money. She proceeded to walk with her children to the 40 . The experience inside was 41 for her boys. Of course, they would get 42 . She reached into her wallet and bought some slices of bread. When the 43 was getting ready to close, they headed outside. There was the carriage looking like it was 44 . The driver said, “Wait there. I will be right back.” The young mother was 45 but just waited. A few minutes later it appeared back. The driver said, “Get in. You are my 46 passenger…no charge.” Hearing these, the boys were excited to say the 47 . Throughout the whole ride she and the driver had been talking about her situation and that her Christmas wish was to get a 48 job. The driver stopped behind her car after a grand tour of the city. Then he helped her out of the carriage; only in his hand
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was a $20 bill 49 up. He said, “It isn't enough to buy these beautiful boys something and I hope that job will be 50 .” One week later the woman received a job offer, which lasted for ten years. 31. A. situation B. definition C. suggestion 32. A. distributed B. borrowed C. rejected 33. A. merely B. entirely C. genuinely 34. A. employed B. supplied C. admitted 35. A. shop B. rub C. scratch 36. A. gift B. custom C. atmosphere 37. A. walked B. rested C. waited 38. A. pulled up B. pulled out C. pulled through 39. A. denied B. declined C. thanked 40. A. stop B. entrance C. parking lot 41. A. inspiring B. exhausting C. thrilling 42. A. relaxed B. refreshed C. tired 43. A. carriage B. tour C. dinner 44. A. waiting B. occupied C. running 45. A. terrified B. excited C. worried 46. A. regular B. last C. first 47. A. best B. worst C. least 48. A. permanent B. ordinary C. temporary 49. A. wrapped B. held C. folded 50. A. in store B. in order C. in charge 第三部分：阅读理解(共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分)
D. application D. squeezed D. nearly D. advertised D. offer D. tradition D. parked D. pulled in D. nodded D. center D. frightening D. hungry D. facility D. decorated D. shocked D. precious D. most D. particular D. torn D. in preparation
阅读下列短文，从每篇短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中，选出最佳选项， 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
A Is milk the best way to get calcium? A new report says it may not be. “Drink your milk. It’s good for you!” You’ve probably heard that many times, and it’s true. Milk contains calcium, which is a necessary nutrient for keeping bones and teeth healthy and strong. The U.S. government even requires milk as part of the National School Lunch Program, saying that students should drink one cup of fat-free or low-fat milk at each meal. Last Thursday, however, a group of doctors asked the government to remove milk from the lunch program. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) says, “Milk is high in sugar, high in fat and high in animal protein,” all of which have negative effects on health. The PCRM says there are better and healthier ways to get calcium such as eating beans, broccoli, cereals and tofu. Orange juice and soymilk that have calcium added to them also supply the nutrient. “One of the only reasons people talk about dairy, or promote it at all, is because it is going to help build strong bones,” says Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the PCRM. But milk may not be the best way to get the calcium your body needs. Of course, calcium is important for healthy bones and teeth, but there are other
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things that affect your bone strength, such as genes, how much vitamin D you take in and getting an hour’s worth of exercise every day. Some nutritionists disagree with the idea that milk isn’t important. Keri Gans, a dietitian, says, “I think it’s irresponsible to take this beverage 饮料） children enjoy, （ that especially among those who are unable to meet their nutrient needs for the day, and remove it from the lunch line.” The U.S. government is studying the request of the PCRM, but a decision may be a long way off. Meanwhile, Marion Nestle, a professor at New York University, puts it: “Milk evidently has nutrients. Other foods have the same nutrients. It’s just a food. like other foods, too much might be a problem.” 51. Milk is traditionally considered good for us because it’s thought the best way to get _ ____. A. fat B. sugar C. calcium D. animal protein 52. What can’t be a substitute for milk according to Para. 4? A. soymilk with calcium B. beans or broccoli C. orange juice with calcium D. beverage with vitamin D 53. The writer mostly uses _____ to develop the passage. A. statistics B. quotes C. examples D. explanations 54. What’s the writer’s attitude towards removing milk from the lunch program? A. neutral B. negative C. critical D. subjective B Michael Andrew Fox was born in Canada on June 9, 1961. As a child, his interests included hockey（曲棍球）, creative writing, art and music. Fox’s acting talents began to emerge in his teens, and at eighteen he moved to Los Angeles. As he registered with the Screen Actors Guild he realized that another actor had registered under the same name. To show respect for one of his favorite character actors of all time, Michael J. Pollard, Fox decided to adopt the letter “J” as his new middle initial. Fox skyrocketed to fame in a career-making role—that of Alex P. Keaton on television’s “Family Ties” (1982-1989). From “Family Ties” Fox went on to star in several notable films, including the Back to the Future trilogy, The American President and Doc Hollywood. As Fox’ s fans know and love, he lives life — no matter the challenge or opportunity. In fact, his current real-life role may be the most inspiring part he has ever played. In 1998, Michael let the world know that he had Parkinson’s disease. Showing the same commitment, drive and imagination we had come to love in his years on the large and small screens, he quickly emerged as a leading advocate and spokesperson to increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease and funding for critically needed research toward a cure. The Michael J. Fox Foundation he established in 2000 is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease by strategically prioritizing（优 先）and aggressively funding Parkinson’s research. And Fox has become known as an
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author, writing two best-selling memoirs( 回 忆 录 ) of his life before and after Parkinson’s. With characteristic optimism, Fox describes his Parkinson’s diagnosis in terms of what it has added to, not taken away from, his remarkable life. “I once said to somebody that in a way it was a gift…it really taught me acceptance,” Fox said in a recent interview. “It taught me a lot about taking life on life’s terms. And it opened up a way for m e to be of service that I hadn’t imagined before.” 55. What can we learn about Michael. J. Fox from the passage? A. He moved to Los Angeles in 1978. B. He has suffered from Parkinson’s disease since 1998. C. He is interested in hockey, creative writing, art and music. D. He adopted his middle initial “J” in honor of Michael. J. Polland 56. The underlined word “drive”(in Para. 4) means _____. A. a journey in a car B. a strong desire to achieve sth. C. an organized effort by a group D. an act of rounding sth. up 57. How many films Fox starred in are mentioned in this article? A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6 58. The last paragraph tells us that Fox treats his disease as ____. A. a chance to write memoirs B. an opportunity to help others C. a gift from his success D. a way to live a good life C It had been a pleasantly warm day, without much wind, and with enough cloud to prevent the heat of the sun becoming too great. Charles had spent a long time studying the level of the water in the boat, and had discovered that, by evening, it had fallen very slightly. This it would seem, must mean that the boat was not taking in water, which was fortunate, because any attempt to empty it out suggested greater effort than he felt equal to. One other immediate problem had held his wandering thoughts for a few moments at long intervals. This was the problem of his friend Harcourt. Charles realized that he was to put poor Harcourt in the sea. It should be a simple matter and take no more than a few seconds. Charles arranged in his mind exactly how it could most easily be done, but his body did not react to the suggestion of his mind. Charles thought his hands might be too badly burnt to use. But then, suddenly, almost without knowing how he did it. Charles moved, stood up, bent over the body of poor Harcourt, lifted it and let it slip as gently as possible into the sea. Afterwards he stood in the stern(船尾）of the boat for a long time, watching the color of the sea deepen and the sky become increasingly farther off with the coming of the night. In a curious way he felt strangely happy. The problem of his rescue had not yet begun to trouble him. After a time Charles's returning interest in living showed itself in the simple form of hunger. With some difficulty, owing to the water in the boat, he examined its stores and found food and water in air-tight tins. He also found a neat package wrapped in green oiled silk. He unwrapped it and found maps. Neat, beautifully designed and
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printed spotlessly new, they lay across his knees and he was no longer alone in a world of water. At that moment these clean official maps were as comforting as the sound of a human voice, as cheering as a candle in darkness. 59. In the beginning, Charles judged that _______. A. water was filling faster B. he should empty the water out C. fortunately it was a pleasantly water day D. the boat was in no immediate danger of sinking 60. It can be inferred from the passage that _______. A. Charles was extremely cold-blooded B. Charles got rid of Harcourt’s body gently C. Charles probably had met with an accident D. Charles’s rescue problem had not yet begun to trouble him 61. The first sign of Charles’s renewed desire to live was that he ______. A. started to look for an official map B. found he needed to move about C. began to feel the need for food D. was able to explore the boat 62. The finding of the maps cheered him because _______. A. they reminded him of the ordinary world B. they were carefully wrapped in oiled silk C. he could see at once where he was D. they were easy to read
D Protests in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, turned violent on Tuesday night. More than 300 people staged a sit-in protest against Egypt’s President, Mohamed Morsi, outside the gates of the presidential palace. The protest is part of a political crisis in a country that is divided over the rule of the President， who just claimed victory in a landmark presidential election on June,18. In November, Morsi proposed changes to the country’s constitution. His opponents believe he is trying to gain more power and will become a dictator(独裁者). His rivals took their protests to th e streets. Tension came to a breaking point on Tuesday, as a vote on the constitution neared. Morsi’s supporters chased the protestors and tore down their tents. The rival groups threw stones and sticks at each other. Mohamed Elbaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a rival of Morsi, accused the President's supporters of a “cruel and deliberate” attack against peaceful demonstrators. He believes that Egypt’s bitter division is very damaging to the country. “After 23 months of struggling to bring democracy （民主） Egypt, is this the to best we can do?” He told the Financial Times. “(It is) opening the door for possible situations such as more protests, armed conflicts, or even civil war.” Despite the crisis, Morsi shows no sign of backing down. He believes his supporters have the numbers to win in the election. Many Egyptians want an end to
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the political disorder that has scared off investors and tourists and hurt the economy. Today, Morsi returned to work in his office. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on Egypt’s political debate, urging the need to continue talks on the new constitution, which should “respect the rights of all citizens.” Egypt’s Vice President Mahmoud Makki addressed the nation on Wednesday. He says the vote for the constitution will move forward as scheduled on December 15. 63. The Tuesday violence in Cairo was directly caused by ____. A. supporters’ attack against the peaceful demonstrators B. Morsi’s victory in the November presidential election C. Morsi’s gaining more power and becoming a dictator D. The approach of the vote on the constitution 64. Morsi is so confident because he thinks ____. A. He has brought democracy to Egypt. B. More people support rather than oppose him. C. Many Egyptians want their rights to be respected. D. The vote has caused damage to the economy of Egypt. 65. Who would oppose the vote on the constitution? A. Mahmoud Makki B. Morsi C. Hillary Clinton D. Mohamed Elbaradei 66. Which is the best possible title of the passage? A. A Vote on the Constitution B. An Uprising in Egypt C. A Political Crisis in Egypt D. A sit-in protest in Egypt E In the movie Finding Nemo, the orange clown fish was saved. Now environmentalists say the species needs saving in real life too. On Sept. 13, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition（请愿书）that it hopes will prevent clown fish and seven other species that live in coral reefs from becoming endangered. There is no evidence that clown fish numbers are dropping. So why are scientists concerned? Shaye Wolf is an animal scientist for the Center for Biological Diversity. She says the coral reefs, where clown fish live, are becoming unhealthy. “We’re asking for protection of the clown fish because it’s in trouble from climate change.” Clown fish protect themselves from predators（捕食性动物）by living in sea anemones(风花) that grow on coral reefs. Scientists have warned that coral reefs are likely to become the world’s first ecosystem to disappear because of global warming. The reefs are at risk from increased levels of acid in the ocean, which comes from pollution from humans. The pollution damages a clown fish’s sense of hearing, sight and smell. With damaged senses, young clown fish have trouble finding coral reefs to make their homes. Sometimes the fish can become so confused that they are drawn to predators’ smells by mistake. “The longer we wait, the harder it’s going to be to save these unique creatures,” Wolf says. Clown fish face other threats too. They are among the world’s most commonly traded fish species. Wolf says protecting the fish—and the coral reefs where they live—under the Endangered Species Act will help.
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“We need to protect Nemo and all the other fishes that we care about,” Wolf says. “As the reefs go, so do the fish that depend on them.” The National Marine Fisheries Service will decide this December whether these fish will be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Until then, as Dory from Finding Nemo says, “just keep swimming.” 67. What is endangering clown fish according to the passage? A. predators B. damaged senses C. coral reefs D. human activities 68. What does the underlined part in Para 3 mean? A. The predators and clown fish smell different. B. Mistakenly, predators’ smell attracts clown fish C. Clown fish smell different in order to attract predators. D. Clown fish have no choice but to take predators as their habitat. 69. Which statement does the writer probably disagree with? A. Clown fish are traded most commonly in the world. B. Clown fish make their homes in sea anemones reefs growing on coral. C. Pollution damages the senses of hearing, sight and smell of clown fish. D. Scientists are not sure whether the numbers of clown fish are decreasing. 70. Which idiom best describes what wolf says? A. The sooner, the better. B. Haste makes waste. C. Better late than never. D. No pains, no gains. 第四部分：书面表达（共两节，满分 50 分） 第一节：完成句子（共 10 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 20 分）
阅读下列各个小题，根据括号内的汉语提示，用句末括号内的英语单词完成句子， 将答案写在答题卡上的相应题号后。 例：We ___________(起床) before dawn. It was still dark outside. (get)
答案：got up 71. Fully ___________________ at home, Susan has no time to take exercise. （occupy）
72.Wang Ping has been dreaming of visiting _____________________ an old temple. (stand)
73. She got caught in the traffic, or she ______________________ with her family now. (have)
74. The more fruit you take, the less possibility there is _____ _______________ diseases. (suffer) 水果吃得越多，你得病的可能性就越小。 75. With ______________________, the newly-elected president felt worried. (cope)
76. The instant ___________________, we all stood up to give our opinions. (put)
77. His right leg _____________and I believe it won’t take long for him to recover.
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78. Exactly when the first people reached ___________________ Los Angles, no one really knows. (know)
79. Helen _____________________________ Professor Smith’s lecture yesterday, for I saw her there. (absent)
80. It is her efforts rather than her intelligence _______________________. (achieve)
第二节：短文写作（共 1 题；满分 30 分）
Something good is certain to happen in the end when you do not give up, and just hold on a little!
注意：①无须写标题，不得照抄英语提示语； ②除诗歌外，文体不限； ③文中不得透漏个人姓名和学校名称； ④词数为 120 左右。
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鄂南高中 鄂州高中 黄石二中 2013 届高三三校联考 英语试题答案
听力 单选 完型 阅读 1-20 BABCC CCBAB CAACB CABAB 21-30 DBACB CCADB 31-50 BDACB CDABB CDDAD BCACA 51-54 CDBA 55-58 DBCB 59-62 DCCA 63-66 ABDC 67-70 DBAA 完成句子 71. occupied in writing her report 或 occupied with her report 考查过去分词作原因状
72. at the foot of which stands 考查定语从句和完全倒装。 73. would be having dinner 考查虚拟语气。 74. that you (will) suffer from 或 of your suffering from 考同位语从句或者动名词作介
75. a lot of/many problems to cope with 考查 with 的复合结构，不定式作宾语补足语表
76. the question was put forward 考查 the instant 这个名词短语做连词引导的状语从句。 77. is being operated on 考查时态和语态。 78. what we now know as 考查宾语从句 这是课本选修 8 unit1 Reading 中的原句。 79. couldn’t/can’t have been absent from 考查情态动词表对过去的推测 80. that are the key to her achieving success 考查强调句型、主谓一致和动名词作介词宾
Text 1 W：Excuse me, sir, but have you seen a young gentleman looking for his wristwatch? M: A young man, madam? W: Yes, about 21 years old. Text 2 M: Good morning, madam. What can I do for you? W: Good morning. I want some beef, please. M: How much do you want? W: Half a pound, please. Text 3 W: Oh, I have only thirty minutes. I’ m going to meet a friend in Jamestown at ten. I’m afraid I’ll never make it on my bike. M: I’m going to Jamestown. I’ll give you a lift if you’d like. Text 4 W: I just bought some grape juice but I can’t find it now. Do you know where it is? M: I broke the bottle. Didn’t you hear the crash? Text 5 M: According to Professor Thompson, languages have slowly developed from older forms into new ones. W: That’s my opinion, too. We can always find new words and new expressions in
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English. M: Perhaps that’s why new dictionaries are published about every five years. Text 6 W: Hey, Bob, I don’t suppose you could lend me some money, could you? I left my wallet at home and I don’t have enough to get lunch. M: I’m really sorry, Jane, but I only have a few dollars myself. Have you tried asking David? He might be able to help you out. W: Well, I supp ose I could, but I don’t really know him all that well. I’d feel a little awkward asking him for money. You couldn’t ask him for me, could you? M: I don’t think so. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you asked him. Text 7 W: Hello, David. M: Good morning, Mrs. Smith. W: I suppose you’re going off to play football today. M: No, not today. I’m going to a friend’s house to trade stamps. It is my favorite hobby. W: I collected stamps when I was a kid, too. I still have my whole collection. If you’re interested, you can bring yours over and we can compare collections. M: I’d love to. I’m sure you have a few stamps that I’ve never seen before. It might be interesting to see them. W: I imagine I have a few that will be new to you. I stopped collecting stamps more than 20 years ago, before you were born! M: That sounds great. When would be a good time for you? W: Come anything this evening. M: Can I bring my friend Jim along? W: Sure. Text 8 W: How’s work today？ M : It’s been a crazy day today. First, I was an hour late. You know, the traffic was really bad. So I got yelled at by my boss. W: Oh, man. M: That’s not all. After that, I sat down to work on my computer, But my computer broke down when I was about to go home. W: Did you save everything? M: I totally forgot. I just lost a whole day’s work. I worked like a mad man all day and ended up with nothing. W: It’s not the end of the world. There are always 2 sides to everything. Try to look on the bright side. M: Is there a bright side! W: Calm down. Everyone makes mistakes. Just try to learn something from this experience. M: I promise never to stay up late again. W: That’s it. See, that’s the bright side of making mistakes. You can always learn
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something from them. Text 9 W: Good afternoon, Sir. I’m calling from Lone Hotel. I understand that you’ll be visiting New York soon. As such, we are pleased to invite you to stay in our hotel. M: Thank you for your invitation, but I think I’d better stick to my regular hotel. W: Sir, we’re having a special offer for guests for our 35th anniversary. M: My regular hotel, too, has come up with an attractive package for guests. W: Well, we are offering a 35% discount on our room rates. M: My regular hotel is offering a 40% discount on rooms. W: Our 35% discount is for the VIP suite, sir. M: I see. Well, I don’t intend to stay in a VIP suite. W: Sir, you will also have an opportunity to win an air ticket to Mauritius plus a week’s stay there… M: I see, but I just returned from Mauritius three days ago. W: Very well, sir. I hope you will consider our offer again. If you need further details about our attractive package, please give us a call. Here’s my number, sir…. M: I don’t need your number. Why don’t you save it for someone else?
Text 10 A man walks into a bar through the front door. He is obviously drunk. After seating himself at a table, he asks the waiter for a drink. The waiter politely informs the man that it appears he has already had plenty to drink and that he will not be served. The drunken man is surprised and angry, and then he stands up and walks out of the front door slowly. Five minutes later, the drunken man walks inside the same bar from the side door and asks for a drink again. Then the waiter comes over and, still politely, but more firmly, refuses to serve him. The waiter asks whether he should call a taxi for him. The drunken man looks at the waiter for a moment with great surprise, and backs himself out of the side door, all the while complaining and shaking his head. Three minutes later, the same drunken man bursts in through the back door of the bar. He bends over a table and orders a drink in a low voice. The waiter comes over and reminds the man that he is clearly too drunk to be served and tells him that he intends to call the police immediately. The surprised drunken man looks at the waiter and cries out, “Man! How many bars do you work at?”
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