新高三英语上学期期末考试卷四
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Summary:第一卷(三部分, 共115分) 第一部分:听力理解(共两节,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秒钟的时间来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.

  • 第一卷(三部分, 共115分)
    第一部分:听力理解(共两节,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秒钟的时间来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 magazine.C. A book.答案是A。1.What are the speakers talking about?A.A basket.B.Some toys.C.Some little kids.2.What does the woman mean?A.The manager is sure to be at the office.B.She is wondering where to go.C.She'd like to give her help.3.What does the man think of his friend Sam?A.Lovely.B.Helpful.C.Open-minded.4.Why does the woman want to get the coat?A.She likes its color very much.B.The price is reasonable.C.It is on sale now.5.How is the film museum?A.It is the most modern one.B.It stands in the city center.C.It is under construction.第二节(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)听下面6段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几道小题,从每题中所给的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.Where does the conversation take place?A.In a department store.B.In a restaurant.C.In a company.7.Why will the man wait a little longer?A.People are always late.B.His wife has not come yet.C.He didn't make the appointment.
    听第7段材料,回答第8至9题。8.What is the woman's problem?A.She hates to walk such a long way.B.She wants to get a lift.C.She has lost her way.9.How will the woman get to Emberton?A.On foot.B.By car.C.By bus.
    听第7段材料,回答第10至11题。10.What are the speakers in the conversation?A.Journalists.B. Workers.C. Tourists.11.What are the speakers going to do there?A.To have a news-making event.B.To do some hard work.C.To go sightseeing.
    听第9段材料,回答第12至14题。12.What is the speaker talking about?A.His enjoyment as an office builder.B.His experience as a window washer.C.His adventure as a high building climber.13.Why does the speaker choose the job?A.Relaxing; high-paid: though dangerous.B.Fresher and greater than other jobs.C.Difficult but interesting to him.14.Is the speaker successful in his work now?A.Yes, as he had a very good start.B.Sure, as he has run his own business.C.Of course, as he is always good at his job.
    听第10段材料,回答第15至17题。15.Where are the speakers talking to each other?A.On the Internet.B.In a computer store.C.Somewhere before a computer.16.How much will the man finally pay for the camera?A.$800.B.$600.C.$200.17.Which of the following is right according to the conversation?A.Shopping on the Internet is easier than that in the stores.B.People can only use credit cards while shopping on the Internet.C.Most people prefer the Internet shopping only because of the lower prices.
    听第11段材料,回答第18至20题。18.What's the relationship between the speakers?A.Visitor arid neighbor.B.Reporter and citizen.C.Governor and gardener.19.What will happen to the city community garden?A.More flowers and vegetables will be planted there.B.It will be replaced by some new apartments.C.The town will enlarge its space.20.Why is the man making a complaint?A.There used to be a lot of rubbish there.B.There is no good reason of it being moved away.C. There are too many apartments around the neighborhood.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。例:It's nice to hear from her again. ________, we last met more than thirty years ago.A. What's more B. That's to say C. In other words D. Believe it or not答案是D。
    21.If I drive in this city myself, I'll probably get lost as I haven't got ________very good sense of direction.A. a;不填B. the; 不填C. a; theD. the; a22.Of the two, I would prefer ________camera, which is very easy for me to carry. A. a small B. a smaller C. the small D. the smaller23.______you want to remember its usage, you'd better make a sentence with the new word. A. Unless B. While C. Now that D. Even if24.—How was your project'?—Pretty good and wesuccess and wanted more.A. were tastedB. tastedC. had tastedD. had been tasted25.I am glad that you have managed to come. You _____have brought wine. We'vegot plenty.A. wouldn't B. couldn'tC. mustn't D. needn't26.I would rather buy a house in the suburb than ________in the city.A. it B. oneC. this D. that27.He feels that his health ________owing to ________a long walk every other day.A. is improving; takingB. has been improved; being takenC. improved; takenD. is improving; have taken28.She might have been in time for the train, but she ________late.A. started B. has startedC. was to start D. had started29.—I think we have met the word before.—Yes. It is in the reading material _________we _________reading yesterday.A. that; did B. that; wereC. when; were D. when; did30.—What do you enjoy most ________in the summer holidays?—Playing table tennis.A. killing time B. to kill timeC. spending the time D. to spend the time31.—Shall I give you a ride since you live so far away?—Thank you. _______A. It couldn't be betterB. Of course you canC. If you likeD. If you are convenient32.As a senior student, I am determined to work harder in order to_______ the desireduniversity.A. admit by B. be admitted by C. admit into D. beadmitted into33.With the weather getting colder, visitors from Australia spent their___days inBeijing.A. a few last B. last few C. few last D. last a few34.— Have you thought of the topic for the composition?— Not yet, I ________it very carefully, but I haven't decided.A. will consider B. have been consideringC. had considered D. was considering35.1 am afraid I am not fit for that job, for it is one ________ much patience,which I lack.A. calling up B. calling off C. calling for D. calling in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,从第每题所给的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。The story happened in Vietnam during the war. A bomb 36 in an orphanage(孤儿院) and several children were wounded, 37 an 8-year—old girl.People from the village 38 medical help from the nearby American forces. Soon, an American doctor and a nurse arrived in a jeep. They found out the girl was the most seriously injured. 39 quick transfusion (putting new blood into a person's body). she would die of shock and 40 of blood. A quick test showed that 41 American had the correct 42 , but several of the uninjured orphans 43 . Speaking poor Vietnamese, the doctor tried to explain to their 44 audience that unless they could 45 some of the girl's lost blood, she would certainly die. Then they asked if anyone would be willing to give blood to help. The request was met with 46 . After several moments, a small hand slowly went up, 47 back down, and then went up again. He was Heng.Heng was quickly 48 on a bed, a needle inserted in his arm. After a moment, he let out a sob(抽泣)quickly covering his face with his 49 hand. When the doctor asked him if the needle hurt, he 50 his head. But soon his occasional sobs gave 51 to a steady, silent crying. Something seemed 52 . At this point, a Vietnamese nurse arrived to help. She spoke to the boy rapidly in Vietnamese and after a moment, the patient stopped crying and a(n) 53 of happiness spread over his face.Glancing up. the nurse said to the Americans, He thought he was dying. He misunderstood you. He thought you had asked him to give all his blood — 54 the little girl could live.But why would he be willing to do that?The Vietnamese nurse 55 the question to the boy. who answered simply, She's my friend. 36.A. attacked B. landed C. blew D. knocked37.A. including B. concerning C. containing D. regarding38.A. provided B. asked C. offered D. requested39.A. Without B. For C. Besides D. Except40.A. delay B. decrease C. leak D. loss41.A. both B. neither C. either D. each42.A. kind B. type C. sort D. form43.A. didn't B. hadn't C. did D. had44.A. frightened B. injured C. surprised D. hurt45.A. remain B. repair C. replace D. return46.A. peace B. calm C. absence D. silence47.A. fell B. dropped C. took D. turned48.A. lain B. laid C. lied D. lay49.A. free B. spare C. extra D. second50.A. raised B. lowered C. shook D. nodded51.A. wayB. timeC. roomD. chance52.A. mistaken B. right C. normal D. wrong53.A. appearance B. sight C. sense D. look54.A. because B. when C. so D. although55.A. gave B. replied C. repeated D. told
    第三部分:阅读理解(共20小题;每小题2分,共40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涂黑。
    A
    Stepping into a pool of water is common enough, but who could ever imagine stepping into a pool of fish? In February of 1974, Bill Tapp. an Australian farmer. saw a rain of fish that covered his farm. How surprised he must have been when he heard many fish hitting against his roof!What caused this strange occurrence? This is a question that had long puzzled people who study fish. The answer turned out to be a combination of wind and storm.When it is spring in the northern part of the world, it is fall in Australia. Throughout the autumn season, terrible storms arise and rains flood the land. The strong winds sweep over Australia like huge vacuum cleaners, collecting seaweed. pieces of wood, and even schools of fish. Strong winds may carry these bits of nature for many miles before vacuum dropping them on fields, houses. and astonished people.Although they seem unusual. fish-falls occur quite frequently in Australia. When Bill Tapp was asked to describe the scene of fish. he remarked. They look like millions of dead birds falling down. His statement is not surprising. The wonders of the natural world are as common as rain. Nature, with its infinite wonders, can create waterfalls that flow upward and fish that fall out of the sky.56.What is this passage about ?A.A sad story.B.A rain of fish.C.Australia's northern part.D.The damage done by floods. 57.Fish—falls occur in Australia ________.A. quite oftenB. on large farmsC. only in winterD. when the air is calm58.It is a known fact that _________A.one should watch where one stepsB.Bill Tapp is a scientist who studies farmingC.the natural world can never create waterfalls that fall upwardD.the seasons in the southern part are different from those in the north59.The word infinite is closest in meaning to ________.A. easy B. difficult C. countless D. dangerous
    B
    Ashley and Chris work in the same department designing postcards. Chris had a college degree in art and deeply felt that the degree of his designs was excellent. His last postcard showed the depth of a desert's beauty and delights.It's just a picture of the desert, Ashley said. Not deep at all. Some people desire seeing beauty, Chris replied. Mine delivers that. Ashley laughed arid said. Well, that depends on what you think beauty is.Days later, someone delivered a letter to Ashley. The letter said, You are worthy of the bad things that will come your way. You will know the taste of defeat, and I will destroy you.Ashley suddenly felt very cold. It was as if the room temperature had dropped 30 degrees. Who would do such an awful deed? she wondered. I will not let a simple letter defeat me.Just then. Chris came into the room and offered Ashley a piece of his sandwich.Try some, he smiled widely. It's delicious.Are you trying to poison me? Ashley asked. Chris's reaction was delayed from confusion. What's your problem? he asked.The next day, Ashley brought a bat to use to defend herself . When Chris saw her bat, he joked, Defend and win one for the team.Ashley took no notice of him. She spent the whole day reading self-defending books and placed her work on delay. You can't delay your work. Our job demands us to do our work on time, Chris said. We must meet the demands of our job.You're not the boss, Ashley replied. Don't make demands of me. Because Ashley failed to do her work, she was fired.Chris glanced at Ashley's empty desk and smiled.
    60.What kind of work did Chris and Ashley do?A. Drawing.B. Designing.C. Painting.D. Building.61.What did Ashley think of the last postcard designed by Chris?A.It's totally a failure.B.Excellent but not deep.C.Too had but worthy of praise.D.It didn't show the real beauty of the desert.62.Which is the proper order of the events that happened in the story?a.Ashley got a letter.b.Chris felt happy in the end.c.Chris designed a postcard.d.Ashley showed her dislike for the postcard.e.Ashley brought a bat to defend herself.f.Ashley failed to meet the demands of her work.A. c, d, a, b, e, fB. c, d, a, e, f, bC. a, e, f, c, d, bD. a, c, b, d, v, f63.We may infer from this passage that ______.A. Chris was not a good designerB. Ashley really wanted to have Chris firedC.It's clear that Chris and Ashley were friendly to each otherD.It may sometimes bring about bad luck to speak out one's mind
    CMany people have described television as a passive activity that is harmful to children's education. However, there are good and bad ways to watch television. Parents who are interested in exploiting television as a learning tool can actually turn time in front of TV into an educational chance.Probably the most familiar educational way to use television is to simply watch educational programs. In particular, this means selecting channels and programs specially designed for educational purposes. Along with traditional educational shows for children on public broadcasting channels, cable television (有线电视)now offers kids and adults a wide variety of educational programs, with everything from nature shows to historical events in different countries.Captioning (字幕)such as closed captioning for hearing disabled viewers provides another way for parents to exploit the educational possibilities of television. One study showed that children who watched captioned TV got great improvement in their vocabulary and oral reading ability. In addition, parents can make any show a learning class by watching television together with children. By actively joining children in the programs that they are watching, parents can help with the development of such skills as predicting (预见)and summarizing. In order to develop predicting skills, parents and children could first refer to a program's description in a viewing guide. After reading the program description and guessing what might happen in the program, parents and children could watch together to see which predictions were correct. And to practice summarizing, after watching a program, parents can turn off the TV and ask what the story was about. This kind of activity helps children develop thinking skills such as arranging events in an order and memorizing information.Although there will still be plenty of times when children watch TV simply for passive enjoyment, parents can help make at least part of their children's viewing time a more productive activity. Used intelligently by exploiting the learning chances available through various programs, television can play an instructive role in children's education.
    64.Which activity is NOT suggested in the passage?A.Talking about TV shows.B.Watching: captions on TV.C.Enjoying films about nature.D.Watching shows for homework.65.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?A.Parents can simply make any show a learning class for their children.B.To make watching TV a more productive activity parents should include themselves in the producing process.C.Most parents have changed their attitude to their kids' watching 1TV arid become positive to the problem.D.In a way, it is how parents act that leads to whether watching TV may do good or not to their children.66.We can infer from the last paragraph that _________A.not every minute when a child watches television must be educationalB.children should not use television for passive enjoymentC.some children prefer reading to watching televisionD.television offers more learning chances than school67.Which of the following questions is the major one discussed in the passage?A.What makes television more interesting than books?B.Why should schools put television into classrooms?C.How can parents use television as a teaching tool?D.Which program can actually make kids smarter?
    D
    The single, decisive factor that made it possible for mankind to settle in lasting communities (社区,聚居地)was agriculture. After farming was developed in the Middle East in about 6500 BC, people living in family units did not have to be on the move continually searching for food or hunting their animals. Once people could control the production of food and be assured of a reliable supply of it, their lives changed completely.Farming was a revolutionary discovery. It not only made settlements possible and later the building of cities but it also made available a reliable food supply. With more food available, more people could be fed. Population therefore increased. The growing number of people available for more kinds of work led to the development of new social formations. With more and more food, a community could support a variety of workers who were not farmers.Farming in the world over has always relied upon a dependable water supply. For the earliest societies this meant rivers and streams or regular rainfall. The first great civilizations grew up along rivers. Later communities were able to develop by taking advantage of the rainy seasons.All of the ancient civilizations probably developed in much the same way, in spite of a few differences. As villages grew, the production of more numerous goods became possible. Cloth could be woven from wood. Houses made of wood, brick, and stone could be put up.
    The science of mathematics was an early outgrowth of agriculture. People studied the movements of the moon, the sun, and the planets to work out seasons. By doing so they created the first calendars(日历). With a calendar it was possible to find out the arrival of each growing season. Measurement of land areas was necessary if field was to be divided accurately. Measurements of amounts, for example, of seeds or grains was also a factor in farming and housekeeping. Later measures of value as money exchange became common.All of the major ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and China appeared in the 4th millennium BC. Historians still argue over which one came into being first. It may well have been the Middle East. This place reaches out from the Nile River in Egypt northward along the coast of former Palestine, then eastward into Asia to include Mesopotamia. In this area people settled along the riverbanks and practiced field agriculture. This kind of farming depended on the reproduction of seed, normally from grain crops.
    68.The final result of the development of agriculture was that _________A.the population increased slowlyB.a variety of jobs were open to peopleC.a constant supply of food was certainD.a new social formation came into being69.Which of the following is true according to the writer?A.Societies in the past in different parts of the world grew in similar ways.B.Cloth-making marked an important period in agricultural development.C.Modern cities developed out of originally wealthier villages.D.Mathematics helped create the agricultural society.70.The development of mathematics ___________A.got the society out of the agricultural ageB.made possible the exchange of agricultural goodsC.enabled people to arrange their agricultural activities better:D.helped create early agricultural civilization around the world71.It can be safely concluded that ___________A.the earliest civilization first came into being in the Middle EastB.the development of maths played a decisive role in the birth of modern citiesC.all ancient civilizations around the world developed in exactly the same wayD.the development of agriculture played a very important role in human history72.The passage is mainly about ___________A.the relationship between agriculture and societyB.the importance of agricultureC.the origin of agricultureD.the ancient civilization
    E
    (1) Secretary. Part time. 20 hours a week. Busy doctor's office. Experience preferred. Good typing. Call 555-438.(2) BABY STTER. 3 to 6 weekday afternoons. I will take you home. $ 5. 00 an hour. Call 555-593.(3) Guitar lessons. Your home or mine. Experienced musician. Master's degree in music. Call Louise 555-131.(4) TENTH STREET BLOCK PARTY. Sunday, July 15. Noon to 8. Food, games, prizes, live band. Tenth Street between Main and North.(5) APARTMENT FOR RENT. 3 sunny rooms on high floor, great view. Separate kitchen. Wall-to--wall carpeting. The living room can be used as dining room. Email2 SDGT @ 163. corn. Cn(6) TAXI DRIVER WANTED. Full or part time. Experience necessary. A good knowledge of the city is required. Call 555—8860 between 9A. M. and 5P. M. weekdays.(7) A stereo system for sale. It has two speakers. The system has an AM/FM radio. It also has a tape deck and turntable. It is in good condition. The stereo was owned for only one year. The price is $ 200 including the speakers. The owner will also take the highest price offered if the asking price is not met. Call Bill after 6 P. M. at 555—9834.73.How many of the seven ads are placed by people who want to hire someone for a certain job?A. Four.B. Three.C. Two.D. Five.74.Which of the following is true according to the ads above?A.Those who have some experience in office work will have a better chance to get the job of secretary.B.The owner of the stereo will never sell his stereo at a price less than $ 200.C.The taxi driver is not necessarily familiar with the city.D.The tenth street block party will last until after 8.75.We may learn from the ads above that ________A.a baby-sitter is paid by the hourB.the party will be held without any musicC.the rooms for rent cannot get good sunlightD.people can get guitar lessons at any places they like第二卷 ( 共 35 分 )第四部分 : 书面表达 ( 共两节 , 满分 35 分 }第一节 : 情景作文 ( 满分 20 分〉  假定你是王华 , 你收到一位英籍朋友一彼德的来信 , 他在信中请你介绍一下中国人欢度春节 (the Spring Festival) 的情况。请你根据下面的提示给他写封回信。内容包括: 时间、地点、人物、活动。 ( 如除夕全家人欢聚、包饺子、守夜、燃放 i烟花爆竹、收看新春联欢会、逛庙会…… ) 注意 :1. 信的开头、结尾已为你写好;2. 词数不少于 6003. 参考词汇 : 烟花爆竹 firework and crackers 庙会 temple fairDear Peter,I was very glad to read your letter. To meet your request, I'm telling you everything I know about how Chinese people usually spend the Spring Festival.Of course Chinese people spend the festival variously from place to place. If needed, I'll tell you more about it.
    Best wishes Yours ever,Wang Hua
    第二节开放作文 ( 满分 15 分 )请根据下面提示写一篇短文 , 词数不少于 50 字。You and your classmates are talking about Li Ming's cousin, Li Hua, a nine-year-old girl,-who will go to Canada and study at a primary school there next month. And Li Hua's parents are to stay with her abroad.For some reasons, some of your classmates are in favor of ( 赞同 )it, while others hold an unfavorable opinion about the whole matter.Now, tell your own opinion about it.高三英语试卷参考答案第一、二三部分(keyti 1—75)1-5 ACBBC 6-10 BBABA l1-15 ABABC 16-20 BABBB21-25 ADCCD 26-30 BAABB 31-35 ADBBC 36-40 BADAD41-45 BBCAC 46-50 DBBAC 51-55 ADDCC 56-60 BADCB61-65 DBDDD 66-70 ACDAC 71-75 DBBAA第四部分:书面表达第一节:情景作文说明:1.应包括全要点。2.内容要点可用不同的方式表达。3.对紧扣主题的发挥不予扣分。One possible versionDear Peter,I was very glad to read your letter. To meet your request, I' m telling you everything I know about how Chinese people spend the Spring Festival.To celebrate the Chinese New Year, it is a custom for all members of each family, married and unmarried, to gather at their parents' house. Adults in the family all work together to make a special kind of Chinese food--dumplings while small children play about in the house, or watch the New Year Special Program on TV. When the New Year bell sounds, firework and crackers begin to explode here and there, which usually lasts hours. Then a special meal of dumplings starts and the whole family stay up for the night, chatting and playing games.During the next four days, quite a lot of people visit Chinese temple fairs, which is quite like Carnival in the West. Some families go to places of interest for a visit throughout the country.As a rule, on the sixth day when the Spring Festival ends, most people go back to work again.Of course Chinese people spend the festival variously from place to place. If needed, I will tell you more about it.Best wishes Yours ever, Wang Hua第二节:开放作文One possible versionNowadays, many Chinese college and high school students study abroad. They have their own reasons for doing so. Yet, in my opinion, it's not wise for small children to do the same thing, for they are too young to take care of themselves. Their parents have to stay with them abroad, looking after them all day long. It's a great cost. On the other hand, what they have learnt at home cannot meet the need of what they are to learn abroad. So it is a better choice to study at home for their young age.听力录音稿(Text 1)Man:This basket is new, isn't it, Alice?Woman: Yes, I've just bought it. It's big enough to hold all my kid's toys and some other things.Man:Oh, I've never seen one as big as this. I must get one.
    (Text 2)Man:Excuse me. I wonder if you could tell us where we can find the manager Mr. Parker.Woman: Certainly. He should be at the office on the third floor. I'm going that way. I'll show you.
    (Text 3)Woman: Are you sure Sam won't mind your borrowing his bicycle?
    Man: No, of course not! I told you, he's a friend of mine, very kind to people.
    (Text 4)Woman: Do you like this coat, or shall I take the blue one?Man: I like both of them, but I think the blue one fits you better. Woman: OK. I'll get the blue one. It's less expensive anyway.(Text 5)Man:The film museum is one of the most modem buildings in that city, isn't it?Woman: Yes, it was designed by a very famous architect and there's a lot of it still to be done.
    (Text 6)Woman: Good afternoon, Sir. Can I help you?Man: Good afternoon. My wife is still on the way. She is late. Woman: What time did you arrange to meet her, Mr. Jones?Man:Twenty minutes ago. Has our table been taken?Woman: No, no. Your table has been reserved. Even if people are late, I always reserve the table.Man:Oh, good. Thanks.Woman:Would you start your meal without her?Man:No, I think I'll wait a little longer. She'll be here very soon.
    (Text 7)Woman: Excuse me.Man: Oh, hi. Can I help you?Woman: Can you tell me how much farther it is to Emberton?Man: Emberton? Yes, that's six miles away from here.Woman:Six miles! Oh dear, I wish I'd known that. I'd never have tried to walk. Maybe I could have taken a bus. Anyhow, thank you.Man: Oh, just a minute. I'm going to Emberton in my car. I'll give you a lift, if you like.Woman: Oh, thank you. That's very kind of you.
    Man:But what about all these bags ? Are you going to carry them all the way?Woman:Oh, no, no. I'll put them back. I'm so glad to have met you here.
    (Text 8)Woman:We're nearly there. Will we be allowed to visit all the ships, Peter ? The space-station and aircraft equipment, as well as the others?Man: Yes, I expect so. We shall see most of them.Woman:Good! Visiting spaceships is always exciting. But remember, we've got work to do. We've got a story to write and photographs to take.Man: Will we be allowed to take photographs?Woman: Yes, I think so. And there'll be a chance to ask questions.
    (Text 9)M:Well, perhaps not everyone can understand what I'm doing. I go high up in the air in a basket to reach the windows on tall office buildings, so I can wash them. I really like my job because I enjoy being outdoors. I like to breathe the fresh air and look at the beautiful views of the city. It's really relaxing. And I earn a high salary. But.... My job is dangerous. I have to be very careful not to fall out of the basket, and 1 have to be careful not to drop things on people below. Window washing is a great job for me because I'm good with my hands, and I don't mind doing dangerous work. Even so, it was difficult for me to get started as a window washer. But now, I have my own business. It's great!
    (Text 10)Woman:What are you doing here?Man: I'm buying a new camera.Woman:On the computer?Man: Yeah, I like to shop on the Internet.Woman: Oh, yeah?Man: Sure, Internet shopping is great because it's easy to compare prices, so you can savemoney. The camera I want costs $800 in the Stores, but I found it on the Internet for only$600.Woman: That's a good deal --- you save $200.Man: Yeah, and it's a lot easier than shopping in the stores. You don't have to leave your house. You just send in your credit card information and they send it to your home.Woman: That's true--- but I'd rather pay cash than use my credit card. And I don't like sending my credit card information over the Internet.
    (Text 11)Woman:Hi, I'm Laura Lee from News Radio here in New York City. I'm standing in front of acommunity garden. Community gardens are gardens that many people make together. Each person uses a small area to plant flowers or vegetables. Together, they make a community garden. It's a nice way to have a little piece of the country in the city or the suburbs.This garden started a few years ago. But now the city wants to remove the garden. Let's go talk to someone and see what he thinks about it. Hello.. ..How are you doing?Man: Oh, hi.Woman:i'm from News Radio. I understand the city wants to remove this garden. Is that correct? Man:Yes, that's right. Can you believe it? After all this work we've done.
    Woman: You don't sound happy.Man:I'm not. You see, ten years ago before we planted the garden, this was just an empty lot. The city gave us this empty lot to make a community garden. All the people in the neighborhood worked really hard. We planted everything you see.., flowers, vegetables, trees, and made this beautiful garden.
    Woman: It does make the neighborhood look nice.Man:You bet it does. You should have seen this place before we planted the garden. It had rubbish on it and people just hung around. We made it beautiful. Now, the city wants to remove all of this to build apartment buildings. I can't believe it.Woman: Well, we all know there are not enough apartments in New York... right?Man:Yeah, I know it, too. But there are other empty lots in the city. They can build apartments there.
    Woman: Are there other reasons this garden is important?
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