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养正中学 2017—2018 学年上学期高二英语期中考试题
第 I 卷(选择题 共 100 分)本试卷分第 I 卷(选择题)和第 II 卷(非选择题)两部分。 共 150 分。考试时间 120 分钟。 第 I 卷(选择题 共 100 分) 第一部分 听力(共两节,满分 30 分)

回答听力部分时,请先将答案标在试卷上。听力部分结束前,你将有两分钟的时间将你 的答案转涂到客观题答题卡上。 第一节 (共 5 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳 选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后;你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. At what time will the two speakers get to the sports meeting? A. 8:15. B. 8:00. C. 7:45.

2. What is the man’s opinion? A. He doesn’t agree with the woman. C. Few college students are busy. 3. Where is the woman going? A. Australia. B. Singapore. C. Austria. B. Most college students are wild.

4. Why is the woman studying English? A. To go to America. job. 5. What does the woman suggest? A. Leaving early for the airport. home. C. Canceling their plan. 第二节 每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料,回答第 6 至 8 题。 6. Why does the woman like going to the beach? A. To sit in the sun. B. To observe sea birds and wildlife. C. To watch B. Phoning the airport before leaving B. To find a good job. C. To help her with her

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the waves. 7. When do the two speakers plan to meet again? A. On Saturday. B. On Sunday. C. On Friday.

8. What is the main topic of the conversation? A. A trip. B. Sea birds. C. Friends.

听第 7 段材料,回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. What are the two speakers talking about? A. An important meeting. B. An exciting trip. C. A wrong order.

10. How did they send the goods to Sweden? A. By sea. B. By lorry. C. By air.

11. What are they going to do? A. Fly to Sweden. order. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 12 至 14 题。 12. Who is the man? A. A student. B. A teacher. C. A reporter. B. Lower the price. C. Send another

13. What is the woman’s first piece of advice? A. Speaking in English. mistakes. 14. What will the man probably buy next? A. A textbook. B. A dictionary. C. A magazine. B. Writing in English. C. Checking the

听第 9 段材料,回答第 15 至 17 题。 15. Where does the conversation take place? A. At the reception desk. competition. 16. What kind of car is Schumacher driving? A. Ferrari 248F1. B. Ferrari 284F1. C. Maserati 248F1. B. At a car company. C. At a car racing

17. What do we know about the man? A. He is not an F1 fan. racing drivers.
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B. He is an employer.

C. He has chances to meet famous

听第 10 段材料,回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. Why do Arabs often use camels in their sports? A. Because camels are used in their daily life. strong animals. C. Because camels can walk long distance. 19. How old is volleyball sport? A. Below 100 years. B. Over 1000 years. C. About 300 years. B. Because camels are

20. Which of the following have a very long history? A. Running, jumping and basketball. C. Running, Chinese boxing and volleyball. 第二部分 阅读理解(共两节,满分 40 分) 第一节 (共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、和 D)中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡 上将该项涂黑。 A Sri Lanka is known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, and it is easy to see why. This little country never fails to please visitors. Arrive The national airline is Sri Lankan Airlines, which flies from Colombo to London and a couple of other European cities. The country’s main airport is Colombo Bandaranaike, located 29km north of the capital city. Why now? The best time to visit Sri Lanka’s southern beaches is from November to April. So by going early in the season, you’ll get the best weather. Also in November, Deepavali, known as “Diwali” or the “Festival of Lights”, is Sri Lanka’s main religious festival, celebrated throughout the country. See There is plenty to see in Sri Lanka. The ancient capital cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura are worth seeing, and so are many wonderful ruins. Other mustsees are the rock fortress (要塞) of Sigiriya, towering over the jungle as far as the eye can see, and Dambulla’s cave temple, the country’s largest and best preserved. Both
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B. Running, jumping and Chinese boxing.

are UNESCO World Heritage (遗产) Sites. Kandy is a picture-like town, which was the last stronghold of the Kandyan Kings. Today it is a cultural relic centre where age-old customs, arts, and crafts remain. Do Sri Lanka owns about 1,600km of beautiful palm-shaded beaches as well as warm, pure seas and colourful coral reefs. You can explore the underwater world, and surfing and diving are available too. Away from the shore, wildlife is a big draw for Sri Lanka, and Yala National Park is one of the best places in the word to see wild animals including leopards (豹) and elephants. Taste Sri Lanka is celebrated for its excellent food, with a particular emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables on menus everywhere. Fish and seafood are a big part of the local diet. Did you know? Sri Lanka is known for its tea, but it is also the world’s largest producer and exporter of cinnamon(肉桂). 21. If you want to know something about “Diwali”, you’d better go there in ____________ . A. September B. November C. October D. May

22. Which of the following is a cultural relic centre of Sri Lanka? A. Anuradhapura. B. Kandy. C. Polonnaruwa. D. Colombo.

23. We learn from the passage that Sri Lanka ____________. A. is famous for its excellent food C. is the world’s largest producer of tea B. is in the Pacific Ocean D. has only flights to London

24. The author wrote the article in order to ____________. A. introduce the picturesque (如画的) landscape of Sri Lanka B. let readers know what is famous for in Sri Lanka C. make Sri Lanka well known throughout the world D. let people get more travel information about Sri Lanka B I think it was October, 1982. A friend had business dealings in the city of Reno, Nevada, and I was asked to accompany her on an overnight trip. While she conducted her business, I was aimlessly wandering down Virginia Street,heading into a most

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gloriously beautiful sunset. I had an urge to speak to someone on the street to share that beauty, but I couldn’t make eye contact with anyone. Quickly I ducked into a department store and asked the lady behind the counter if she could come outside for just a minute. She 1ooked at me as though I were from some other planet and said, “Well…’’ Surprisingly, she followed me out. When she got outside I said to her, “Just look at that sunset! Nobody out here was looking at it and I just had to share it with someone.” For a few seconds we just 1ooked. Then I said, “God’s in his heaven and all’s right with the world.” I thanked her for coming out to see it and sharing the beauty. Four years later my situation had changed considerably. I had come to the end of a twenty-year marriage. I was alone and on my own for the first time in my life. One day, while my clothes were going around in the laundry, I picked up a Unity Magazine and read an article about a woman who had been in similar circumstances. She had come to the end of a marriage, moved to a strange community, and the only job she could find was one she disliked: clothes sales in a department store. We had a lot in common. Then something happened to her that changed everything. She said a woman came into her department store and asked her to step outside to look at a sunset. The stranger had said, “God’s in his heaven and all’s right with the world.”, and she had realized the truth in that statement and that she simply had not been seeing it. From that moment on, she turned her life around. 25 Why did the writer duck into a department store? A. She found it was boring with nobody talking to her. B. She wanted to buy something for her friend. C. She wanted to find somebody sharing the beautiful sunset. D. She thought it was her responsibility to share the natural beauty with others. 26 What do you think finally changed the writer’s attitude towards life? A. The old magazine she came across. B. The encouragement from the woman. D. The woman’s story.

C. The sunset they enjoyed four years ago. 27 What may be the best title for the text? A. Depending on yourself

B. Sharing beauty
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C. Struggling every day C

D. Never giving up halfway

“Now!” whispered Suki. “Quick, while the clerk is not looking.” Heart pounding, Leah slid (快速地放入) two tubes of lipstick into her purse, She looked bored as she followed her friends Suki and walked out of the store, but inside she felt frightened. “I can't believe you made me do that,” Leah cried. “Relax,” said Jill. “Everybody does it sometimes. And we didn't make you do it.” She said nothing, but Leah knew she wouldn't have done that on her own. She was just experiencing huge peer pressure (同辈压力). Sometimes, though, the stresses in your life can actually come from your peers. They may pressure you into doing something you're uncomfortable with, such as shoplifting, doing drugs or drinking, or taking dangerous risks when driving a car. The pressure to conform (to do what others are doing) can be powerful and hard to resist (抵制). A person might feel pressure to do something just because others are doing it. Peer pressure can influence a person to do something that is relatively harmless—or something that has more serious consequences. Giving in to the pressure to dress a certain way is one thing—going along with the crowd to drink or smoke is another. The people who are most easily influenced will follow someone else's lead first. Then others may go along, too—so it can be easy to think, “It must be OK. Everyone else is doing it. They must know what they're doing.” Before you know it, many people are going along with the crowd —perhaps on something they might not otherwise do. Responding to peer pressure is part of human nature—but some people are more likely to give in, and others are better able to resist and stand their ground. People who are low on confidence and those who tend to follow rather than lead could be more likely to seek their peers' approval by giving in to a risky challenge or suggestion. People who are unsure of themselves, new to the group, or inexperienced with peer pressure may also be more likely to give in.
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28. The story in the beginning serves as ________. A. a lesson to young people C. a warning of security in shops in youth 29. Which of the following would probably be a case of peer pressure? A. You cheat in the exam to get good grades. B. You jump the queue to buy tickets for your fiends. C. You try smoking at parties as your friends do. D. You break up with your friends because they look down upon you. 30. The writer tries to tell us that peer pressure ________. A. does more good than harm C. lowers self-confidence B. exists only among young people D. is a normal phenomenon B. an example of peer pressure D. an introduction to bad behavior

31. People may take a risky challenge because they want to ________. A. gain more experience C. exercise an influence on their friends D March 21 has been declared World Sleep Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the value of sleep. Many sleep experts hope it will be a wake-up call. According to a 2016 poll (民意调查)by the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 4 in 5 Americans don’t get as much sleep as they should during the workweek. On average, adults are thought to need at least eight hours of sleep a night, although some can manage with less and some won’t do well without more. But the survey found that, on workdays, only 21% of Americans actually get a full eight hours of sleep, and another 21% get less than six. To many of us, the thought of spending more time sleeping is, well, a big yawn. On the other hand, the thought of being smarter, thinner, healthier and more cheerful has a certain appeal. And those are just a few of the advantages that can be ours if we consistently get enough sleep, researchers say. Also on the plus side: We’re likely to have better skin, better memories, better thinkings, and, oh, yes, longer lives.
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B. take the lead in a group D. win recognition from peers

“When you lose even one hour of sleep for any reason, it influences your performance the next day,” says Dr. Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. A study published last year found the same to be true even of children. When kids aged 8 to 12 slept for just one hour less for four nights, they didn’t function as well during the day. But sleeping has an image problem. “We see napping or sleeping as lazy,” says Jennifer Vriend, a clinical psychologist in Ottawa, Canada, and the leading author of the study with children. “We put so much emphasis on diet, nutrition and exercise. Sleep is in the back seat.” In fact, she adds, no matter how much we work out, no

matter how well we eat, we can’t be in top physical shape unless we also get plenty of sleep. 32. The underlined part in Paragraph 1 means _____. A. To wake up the sleepers C. To serve as a morning call B. To draw people’s attention D. To declare the special day

33. From Paragraph 3 we can infer that _______ A. The thought of being healthier is not very attractive B. Sleeping has nothing to do with one’s expectations C. Enough sleep is the guarantee of the appealing things D. Spending more time on sleeping is a waste of time 34. What Jennifer Vriend said in the last paragraph implies that _______. A. People care little about sleeping C. Lazy people tend to sleep long 35. What is the purpose of the passage? A. To talk about people’s sleeping problems. result of sleeping. C. To stress the function of sleeping at night. enough sleeping. 第二节:(共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。
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B. Sleeping is not important D. Sleeping is only part of our life

B. To provide an investigation

D. To raise the awareness of

What's stopping you from having the life or career you want? The answer for over 50% of people is overcoming fear. Maybe you have suffered great pressure from other people who never believe you can succeed. __36 _. It is completely normal to be afraid in these situations, but you have a choice in how you let those thoughts shape your actions. __37 _ What is al the root of this fear? Where do these thoughts come from? Really dig through the layers (层) of the story you are telling yourself and find the reason. It is possible that this belief was given to you by someone else and you have just been accepting it as true. Create a support system. While you are working, at meetings, or building a business, who is supporting you? Many people believe they can "go it alone",and don't need help. The reality is that most people who try to do everything on their own waste a lot of lime, and end up feeling burnt out. __38 _ Dare to dream. What are your dreams? __39 _ In fact, all of our modern day conveniences: electricity, cars, airplanes, and computers were once dreams. Imagine if those inventors had held back because of what other people thought about them. Take action. Understanding where a negative belief comes from helps you move through the fear. __40 _ This sounds simple, but in fact it can be the hardest part. Knowing something on an intelligence level isn't the same as putting it into practice. If you want any help around this, consider working with a coach. A. Explore it. B. Create a simple resolution. C. They might be something deep in your mind. D. Having a team to support you will help you reach your goals. E. Or perhaps you have tried reaching a goal but finally failed. F. It doesn't have to hold you back from living the lifestyle you want. G. Then you can start taking measures that help you achieve your goals. 第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节, 满分45分)

第一节:完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分) 阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A, B, C, D)中,选出可以填入空白处的
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最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 The day finally came, when I had to leave the warm home where I'd grown up. I ran to the back yard, as tears came up from my heart. Suddenly I on my shoulder. I looked up to Billy?'' he said softly. Gently yard, 45 44 my hand in his, we walked, hand in hand, to the front 42 my grandfather. ''It isn't 41 43 a hand rest , is it,

a huge red rose-bush sat alone.

''What do you see here, Billy?'' he asked. I looked at the flowers, not knowing 46 .'' He pulled me 48 . ''It isn't just the roses that are beautiful, Billy. It’s 49 these roses 51 to to say, and then answered, ''I see something soft and 47 , grandpa

that special place in your heart that makes them so.'' ''Billy, I when my first son was born. It was my 50

of saying 'thank you' to God. I

watch him pick roses for his mother. Then, as a young man of only 20, a terrible war robbed him of his life.'' Grandpa slowly stood up. ''Never say good-bye, Billy. Never 52 to the sadness and the loneliness. Instead, I want you to remember the 53 when you first said hello to a friend.'' 54 . Then all members of the family 56 , I

joy and the

A year later, my grandpa became very were 55

back, and I returned to the old house. When it came to my 57 as he had once taken mine. 58 59

took his hand as

''Hello, grandpa,'' I friend.'' With a brief 60

. His eyes slowly opened and said, ''Hello, my , he died. Suddenly, and truly, I knew what he had

about never saying good-bye. 41. A. felt D. heard A. watch D. discover 43. A. difficult D. comfortable 44. A. making B. taking C.
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B.

fixed

C.

watched 42. see

B.

interview

C.

B.

hard

C.

easy

leading 45. which 46. who 47. funny 48. far 49. treated 50. way 51. referred 52. in 53. sight 54. old 55. delivered 56. turn 57. carefully 58. added 59. A. sign A. screamed A. happily A. pleasure A. ordered A. ill A. word A. give up A. A. A. bought A. close A. red A. what A. where

D. carrying B. D. while B. D. whether B. D. beautiful B. D. around B. D. discovered approach D. solution preferred D. used B. D. give away B. D. memory B. D. serious B. D. sent B. D. wish B. D. gently B. shouted C. sadly C. duty C. called C. tired C. happiness C. give off C. give B. wanted C. B. method C. planted C. hard C. tasty C. how C. when C.

D. whispered B. sigh C.
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smile 60. A. thought worried

D. wave B. meant D. cared C.

养正中学 2017—2018 学年高二上学期期中考英语答题卷

____________

题型

语法填空

短文改错

书面表达





得 分 第 II 卷(非 选择题 共 50 分)

___号姓名

第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节;满分 45) 第二节(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分) 阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式,并将答案完整地写 在下面相对应的横线上。 “I will fight till forever! Whenever you knock me down, I will not stay on the 的取值范围; ground.” This is “Never Say Never”, a song which is worthy of __61__(listen) to.

x2
,存在惟一的非零实数

___班

___年

x1
,对任意给定的非零实数

As an __62__(inspire) to us, it tells us to keep trying and never give up when we are in trouble, which is really ___63____(benefit) to all of us.

科试卷

But last week I saw a TV show, __64__ a scholar told people to learn k to give up sometimes. He told the audience the following story. Once, he met a boy__65__ (name) John, who was not good at studying but skilled in cooking. So he suggested that the boy should give up the subjects that he wasn’t good at and focus on his own 上不单调,求

______考试

And now, the boy has become an outstanding cook ---- he has won a lot of awards in national cooking competitions. This story proves that giving up is p not ( x)a bad thing. 2 2 .若 ,
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g ( x) ? k x ? kx ? 1 ? g ( x), x ? 0, First, we should make a correct __68__ (judge): What are our limitations? q (And x) ?what ?
. find the access __69__ the goal we want to achieve. Therefore, what we need is to 其中 (II)设函数



在区间

是否存在

(0,3) to cooking. __66__(strong) ---- cooking. The boy took his advice and devoted __67__

k

g

f ( x) ? x ? (k by ?k ? 1) x up ? 5something x?2 are our advantages? Then, giving and sticking to something, we ? can p( x) ? f ( x )? g ( x)
6、已知函数

f ( x), x ? 0.

f (x

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k?R find the right place, __70__ we will not be successful.

(I)设函数

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61. ___________ 66. ___________

62.____________63. ___________64.___________65.____________ 67._ ___________68. ___________69.___________70 .____________

第二节:短文改错(满分 10 分) 文中共有 10 处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每次错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或 修改。 增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(∧),并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除:把多余的词用(\)划掉。 修改:在错的词下画一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意:1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词; 2. 只允许修改 10 处,多者(从第 11 处起)不计分。 Nowadays, with the fast development of society, more and more people are eager to improve them because they are aware of the important of life-long learning. Ms Tang, 45, who was laid off 3 months ago. At first, she enjoyed being a full-time housewife and soon she became boring and decided to do a business course. So far, she had nearly finished the course and is now planning to set up a company. Grandpa Chen, 75, used to consider email a unusual way to connect with his daughter in the US. One day, his grandson encouraged him send emails through the Internet. Now he really enjoys sending emails and making friend with people. From the examples above, we can easy see that it’s never too late to learn.

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第三节 书面表达(满分 25 分) 第二节 书面表达 (满分 25 分) 假设你是李华,近期你在学习和生活上碰到了一些困难,刚好上个月你的好友 Tom 被香 港大学录取了,你决定给他写一封电子邮件,寻求他的帮助。 1.简要表示祝贺。 2、你的困难:无法合理安排时间,晚上常熬夜。作业很多。心里压力太 大等。 3、希望得到他的帮助。 2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

注意: 1.词数 110 左右; 3.开头语已为你写好。 Dear Tom,

I am so glad to hear that you have been admitted to Hongkong University.____ __

Yours, Li Hua

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养正中学 2016—2017 学年高二上学期期中考 英语试卷答案 1-5 CAACB 21-24 BBAD 41 ACCBA 6-10 BCACA 25 CDB 11-15 CACBC 16-20 ACAAB

28-31 BCDD

32-35 BCAD 36-40 EADCG 56-60 CDDCB 63 beneficial 68 judgment 69 to 64 where 65 named

46-50 ADABC

51-55 DCBAB

61 being listened 66 strength

62 inspiration 67 himself

70 or\ otherwise 74 and---but 75

71 them ---themselves boring ---bored 80 easy--easily 作文参考范文: Dear fellow classmates,

72 important—importance 77 a—an

73 who 去掉

76 had---has

78 send 前加 to

79 friend—friends



听力原文 Text 1 W: The sports meeting starts at 8:00. M: In order to get a good seat, we must arrive there fifteen minutes in advance. Text 2 W: I’m worried about sending Jenny to college. Most college students are so wild nowadays. M: Only a few are, Mrs. Green. Most students are too busy studying to have time to get into trouble. Text 3 W: I’d like to check my luggage. Here is my ticket. M: All right. Are you going to have any stop over? W: Yes, I am going to have a stop over in Singapore, but I want to check my things through to Australia. Text 4 M: Why are you studying English? W: I work at the front desk in a big hotel here. We have a lot of guests from America.
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So I want to improve my listening and speaking. Text 5 M: The forecast calls for heavy snow again tonight. Aren’t you glad we’ll be getting away from this for a week? W: I sure am. But let’s call tomorrow morning before we leave for the airport to make sure our flight hasn’t been delayed or cancelled. Text 6 M: Hi, Lily, where are you going this weekend? W: Hi, Tiger. I’m going to the beach with some friends. Do you want to come, too? M: Yeah, that sounds like fun. Which beach are you going to? W: We were thinking about driving north to the Big Beach. I like to watch the sea birds and wildlife there. M: That sounds great! When do you plan to leave? W: Well, I think at about 4:00 on Friday. M: Do you have space for me in one of the cars? W: Sure, we’ll fit you into a car. M: Great. Where should we meet? W: Meet on Friday in front of my house. M: OK, I’ll see you then. Bye. Text 7 W: Have you seen this fax, Nick? M: Why, who’s it from? W: It’s from our Swedish customers. They’re saying that the order they received today isn’t right. Some of the engine parts have been left out. M: How did that happen? Did we send the order by lorry or air? W: We always send everything to Sweden by sea. M: And how long will it be if we send another order by ship? At least three or four weeks, I suppose. W: We could get another order together by Monday, and it could be with them in a week if it went by air.
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M: That’s what we’d better do then. I think I’ll phone Sweden and apologize. What’s the boss’s name? Johnson, isn’t it? Does he say what he wants to do? W: They want us to consider lowering the price! M: Oh, no, we can’t do that. Text 8 W: It’s very important to check your work for mistakes. It’s really a good habit. So, you should always take time at the end to check what you have written. M: Yes, I agree with you. By the way, I find it hard to keep up when you speak to us in our English class. I’m always afraid of listening tests. W: It’s a good idea to listen to the tape after school. A second listening can help you. M: Yes. That’s a good idea. Thanks. What about reading? Is it important? W: Yes. It’s important. Try to read things you like, such as newspapers, magazines and so on. Do you have a dictionary? M: Not really. I think it’s a waste of time to look up words in a dictionary. W: Well, what makes you think like that? A good dictionary can help you a lot, just like a nice teacher. You’d better buy one. M: Thank you for your advice. Text 9 W: What kind of racing car is Schumacher driving? It is too far to see it clearly! M: It is Ferrari 248F1, Miss. W: Thank you! You must be an F1 fan, aren’t you? M: More or less. I am in fact an employee in Ferrari and Maserati Motor International Trade (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. W: So you are working here? M: Yes. Watch the race by the way! W: You said your company is the local agent of Ferrari just now, didn’t you? M: Yes, any questions? W: What can it provide? Ferrari sports cars? M: Yes, but not only! Apart from that, we also provide all kinds of car parts and
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accessories(附件) of Ferrari and Maserati, and some after sale services and technical support. W: Oh, no wonder you know Ferrari so much! M: I am just unconsciously influenced by what I constantly hear or see. W: You often have chances to meet some famous racing drivers, right? M: Sometimes! W: So exciting! Text 10 All over the world people enjoy sports. Sports help to keep people healthy, happy and help them to live longer. Sports change with the seasons. People play different games in winter and summer. Games and sports often grow out of people’s work and everyday activities. The Arabs use horses or camels in much of their everyday life; they use them in their sports, too. Some sports are so interesting that people everywhere go in for them. Football, for example, has spread around the world. Swimming is popular in all countries near the sea or those with many rivers. Some sports or games go back thousands of years, like running or jumping. Chinese boxing, for example, has a very long history. But basketball and volleyball are rather new. Neither one is a hundred years old yet. People are inventing new sports or games all the time. People from different countries may not be able to understand each other, but after a game, they often become good friends. Sports help to train a person’s character. One learns to fight hard but fight fair, to win without pride and to lose with grace.

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