当前位置:首页 >> >>

福建省三明市第一中学2019届高三英语第二次返校考试试题

拼十年寒 窗挑灯 苦读不 畏难; 携双亲 期盼背 水勇战 定夺魁 。如果 你希望 成功, 以恒心 为良友 ,以经 验为参 谋,以 小心为 兄弟, 以希望 为哨兵 。

三明一中 2018-2019 学年第一学期高三开学考试 英 语 试 题
(本试卷共 10 页,全卷满分 150 分,考试用时 120 分钟)

注意事项: 1. 答卷前,考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡上。 2. 回答选择题时,选出每小题答案后,用铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标号涂黑。如 需改动,用橡皮擦干净后,再选涂其他答案标号。回答非选择题时,将答案写在答题卡上, 写在本试卷上无效。 3. 考试结束后,将答题卡上交。

第Ⅰ卷(选择题,满分 100 分) 第一部分:听力(共两节,满分 30 分) 做题时,先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后,你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案 转涂到答题卡上。 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. What did the man do? A. He fixed the screen. B. He started the phone. C. He broke the buttons.

2. What will the speakers buy at the store? A. Meat. B. Chips. C. Bread.

3. How much did the woman pay for the refrigerator? A. $150. B. $300. C. $800.

4. Where does the man most likely live? A. In Canada. B. In New York. C. In California.

5. Why did the woman’s plants die, according to the man? A. From not enough sun.
-1-

B. From not enough water. C. From not enough plant food. 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. According to the man, who discovered America? A. Columbus. B. The Spanish. C. The Native Americans.

7. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Friends. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 8、9 题。 8. Why does the woman want to go home? A. She isn’t feeling well. B. She needs to get something to eat. C. She doesn’t want to attend the meeting. 9. What will the man do for the woman? A. Drive her somewhere. B. Help her with the project. C. Ask for a sick leave for her. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How does the woman know the man ate the cookie? A. Others told her. B. She saw him in person. C. She saw him on the video camera. 11. Why did the man lie? A. He didn’t want to pay. B. He thought the cookie tasted bad. C. He thought the cookie was too expensive. 12. What happened at the end of the conversation?
-2-

B. Mother and son.

C. Teacher and student.

A. The man paid for the cookie. B. The woman called the police. C. The speakers went to the back of the store. 听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What event are the speakers attending? A. A wedding. B. A dinner party. C. An anniversary celebration.

14. What does the woman want most right now? A. To dance. B. To eat something. C. To change her clothes.

15. What did the man eat when he first arrived? A. Some cake. B. Some cheese. C. Fish and rice.

16. According to the woman, what probably cost a lot of money? A. Matt’s tie. B. The flowers. C. Jennie’s clothes.

听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. According to the speaker, what is Jen like? A. Strict but loving. 18. Which award did Luisa win? A. Best Hairdresser. B. Employee of the Year. C. Best Customer Service. B. New and talented. C. Friendly and funny.

19. How long has Dina worked in the salon? A. Two years. B. Seven years. C. Three months.

20. What is true about the awards? A. A total of $1200 was given out. B. The awards have different prizes. C. The winners will get extra vacation days.

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 LAKE MINNEWANKA BOAT TOUR
-3-

Welcome Aboard Just 15 minutes from Banff is Lake Minnewanka where a 90-minute cruise(乘船游 览) to the Devil’s Gap is sure to be the highlight of your summer adventure! For information & group reservations, phone 762-3473!

www. minnewankaboattours. com
GUIDED MOUNTAIN FLIGHTS of the Columbia Ice Field & Canadian Rockies Leave the Crowds Behind Tour Narrated by Your Host Owner/ Pilot Steve Neill (from $110/person) ·Comfortable window seats ·Headsets for clients/pilot conversation ·Ski plane available for glacier landings Reservations : 1-877-344-7117

www .rockiesairtours. com
THREE SISTERS MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Which stars will you be watching tonight? When you discover the beauty that surrounds Three Sisters Mountain Village, you will be surprised at how much brighter they are in the sky than on the screen. So make some popcorn, pull up a comfortable chair and settle in for a quiet night in the mountain. All the stars will be there. Call roll-free (866) 388-2877

www. threesistersmountainvillage. com
PERFECT PICTURES Discover the Rockies’s most desirable natural attractions on a Brewster guided excursion. As national park specialists, we are proud to share the wonders of Canada’s largest outdoor living museum. Our 111 years’ experience ensures a most memorable guided adventure! ·Wildlife viewing ·Nature walks ·Sightseeing Toll-free: 1-800-760-6934
-4-

www.brewster.ca
RAFTING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Youth & group rates available! A spectacular adventure is waiting for you between Banff and Calgary, a short scenic drive to paradise. Join us for a fun, exciting and safe adventure in the Kananaskis and Bow Valley. Adventures are available for all ages and skill levels. Our professional and highly qualified guides are all Wilderness First Aid and River Rescue certified. Toll-free: 1-877-999-7238

www. insideoutexperience. com
21. Which number would a retired couple phone for several quiet starry nights? A.762-3473 C.1-877-344-7117 B. (866) 388-2877 D.1-800-760-6934

22. Which website are the Johnsons (9-68), adventure lovers, likely to check for more information? A. www. brewster. ca C. www. insideoutexperience. com B. www. rockiesairtours. com D. www. minnewankaboattours. com

23. What kind of activities do the five tours all provide? A. Free activities. C. Educational activities. B A small family approached. The daughter was young and pretty. Her name was Blair, and she was obviously leaving. Her parents were not. The three gazed at the crowd and began their wait. Blair was twenty-three, fresh from graduate school with a handsome résumé (简历) but not ready for a career. A friend from college was in Africa as a volunteer for Peace Work, which had inspired Blair to devote the next two years to helping others. Her assignment was in eastern Peru, where she would teach primitive little children how to read. She would live in a hut with no modern conveniences, no electricity and no phones, and she was anxious to begin her journey.
-5-

B. Outdoor activities. D. Adventurous activities.

The flight would take her to Miami, then to Lima, then by bus for three days into the mountains, into another country. For the first time in her young and sheltered life, Blair would spend Christmas away from home. Luther, her father, was sad that Blair was leaving. The goodbyes had all been said. “Are you sure this is what you want?” had been asked for the hundredth time. Then, the first announcement was made, the one asking those in first class to come forward. “I guess we’d better go,” Luther said to his daughter, his only child. They hugged again and fought back the tears. Blair smiled and said, “The year will fly by. I’ll be home next Christmas.” Nora, her mother, bit her lip, nodded and kissed her once more. “Please be careful,” she said because she couldn’t stop saying it. “I’ll be fine.” They released her and watched helplessly as she joined a long line and inched away, away from them, away from home and security and everything she’s ever known. They turned and got inot endless sadness. 24. What’s the reason for Blair’s decision to help others? A. Her friend’s behaviour. C. Support from her parents. 25. What were the family waiting for? A. The flight to Lima. C. The bus to the mountains. B. The flight to Miami. D. The bus to another country. B. Her successful career. D. Her college’s requirement.

26. Which words can best describe Luther and Nora’s feelings? A. Indifferent and cold. C. Heartbroken but relaxed. B. Pleased and appreciative. D. Understanding but concerned.

27. What can we infer about Blair in the passage? A. She was tired of city life. B. She was twenty-three years old. C. She used to spend Christmas in Peru. D. She would be in first class in the flight. C
-6-

There are around 6,000 living languages in the world—and at least half of these are in danger. In every part of the world, languages are disappearing. In fact, one scientist has said that languages are in more danger of extinction than birds or animals. Professor Steve Sutherland of the University of East Anglia says that in the past 500 years 4.5 percent of languages have died out—compared with 1.3 percent of birds, and 1.9 percent of mammals. Languages come and go, and thousands have done exactly that without leaving any trace(痕迹). Only a very few—Basque, Greek and Latin among them—have lasted more than 2000 years. But it seems that the pace of their disappearance is becoming quicker. The Ethnologue, a database of all the languages spoken in the world, states that 417 languages are spoken by so few people that they are in the final stages of becoming extinct. If very few people speak a language, it will probably die out. Languages may be lost through migration, as people move from small towns to city centers, or when environments are destroyed by the search for oil or wood. Natural disasters can also devastate populations, and along with them, their language. Governments also play a role in the extinction of languages. The need to establish “official languages”, for a country to educate its children and carry out its business, had a disastrous effect on many small languages. What is lost if a language is lost? Some people argue that languages die as the human race develops. Obviously there could be great benefits if everyone in the world spoke the same language—some industries already reflect this, with English essential for pilots and air traffic controllers. But there are more important things than convenience. As languages are lost, whole ways of life and knowledge may be lost along with them. To put it simply, language expresses something about who we are, about where we live in the world. Ani Rauhihi, a Maori teacher in New Zealand’s North Island, sums it up: “If you grow up speaking our language, you won’t know who you are.” 28. What do the figures mentioned in the first paragraph suggest? A. Most languages have died out completely. B. Languages are in great danger of extinction.
-7-

C. Languages are disappearing slower than before. D. Animals are disappearing faster than languages. 29. What can best replace the underlined word “devastate” ? A. raise B. control C. improve D. destroy

30. What if a language is lost according to the passage? A. There will be great trouble. B. There is no need to worry about it. C. Its culture and knowledge will also be lost. D. People will be able to communicate with others conveniently. 31. What can we infer from the last paragraph? A. Languages reflect our identity. B. People will speak the same language one day. C. Ani Rauhihi cares less about languages dying out. D. Fewer people will remember their own languages. D For environmental reasons, Britain will ban all new petro-and diesel-powered vehicles from its roads beginning in 23 years, a government report says. The plan, expected Wednesday, aims to start removing petrol and diesel engines in 2040. It follws a similar official statement in France and somes after the British government was ordered by the High Court to develop new plans to reduce NO2 in the air. Judges ruled that previous clean-air plans were not enough to meet European Union pollution limits in the coming years. Britain’s government has said the poor air quality has an unneccessary and avoidable negative effect on citizens’ health, and costs up to $ 3.5 billion in annual lost productivity. Part of the new plan involves an offer of $ 260 million to local governments to change rules where vehicle emissions(排放) are over EU standards. Ideas so far include chaging road layouts, reprogramming traffic lights and charging a fee for the oldest and most polluting cars on the road. The plan also includes $1.3 billion for government purchase of
-8-

extreme-low-emission vehicles, nearly $ 130 million to improve infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations and $ 378 million for remodling existing vehicles. Climate change is also a reason for the plan to get these vehicles off the road. “We can’t carry on with petrol and diesel cars,” Environment Secretary Michael Gove said. “It’s important we all prepare for a significant change which deals not just with the problems of health caused by emissions, but the broader problems caused in terms of accelerating climate change.” Gove added that local communities are partly responsible for coming up with ways to limit emissions, including posssible limitations on commuters(上下班往返者) and the addition of cleaner mass transportation options. Local leaders are called on to draw up “appropriate plans” to deal with climate challenges related to emission, he said. 32. Why does the British government decide on this ban? A. To focus on its citizens’ health. B. To follow in France’s footsteps. C. To respond to the court’s request. D. To promote solar energy in transport. 33. Which measure may the British government take to achieve its plan? A. Limiting the number of traffic lights. B. Removing old and high-emission vehicles. C. Spenging some money on electric vehicles. D. Changing the way in which roads are arranged. 34. What can be inferred from Gove’s words? A. United efforts are required to achieve the plan. B. Convenient public transportatio is badly needed. C. Vehicle emissions are the key factor in climate change. D. Petrol and diesel cars may hold back economic progress. 35. What is the suitable title for this passage? A. Practical ways to reduce vehicle emissions B. The EU forces Britain to improve the poor air quality
-9-

C. Britain plans to take petrol and diesel engines off roads D. Relationship between vehicle emissions and climate change

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。 What makes people successful? Take a look around and talk to your friends and seniors who are very successful, you will see all of them have adopted certain values which have proved important for their success. It is evident that successful people take initiative( 主动性 ). When they find something needs to be done, they never hesitate to do it. 36 They weigh

immediately what has to be done and then do it with pleasure thus strengthening their reputation. Successful people do things with great enthusiasm, especially when they believe in what they are doing. They are motivated by their own satisfaction and the joy they get from doing their work. They do not fear 38 37 Failures and disappointments in life are

failure.

unavoidable.

Successful people pick themselves up after a fall and try

again with more determination and commitment and learn from each failure. They associate with those they can learn from and enjoy the company of those appreciating their achievement. Having good IQ often gets a person what he wants but it’s really the EQ that keeps him there and helps him enjoy a high reputation. to others, they command respect for themselves. 40 It’s better to praise others and win favor with them. So instead 39 . By giving respect

of complaining about a situation, successful people always try to solve it. A. Successful people never complain B. Successful person don’t make excuses. C. They work hard even when no one is watching. D. They believe that responsibility is taken, not given.
- 10 -

E. It is failure that teaches us much more than success. F. It is hard to be successful if you don’t trust the people around you. G. Successful people are polite to everyone and treat others with respect. 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,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中选出可以填入空白处的最佳选 项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 I remember the first day when I saw Sally playing basketball. I watched in wonder as she struggled her way through the crowed of boys on the playground. She seemed so 41 but she managed to shoot jump shots just over their heads and into the net. The boys always tried to stop her 42 nobody could. I began to notice Sally at other times, basketball in hand, playing 43 . She practiced dribbling(运球) and 44 over and over.

One day I asked Sally why she 45 so much. Without a moment of hesitation she said, “I want to go to college. The only way I can go is to get a 46 . I’m going to play college basketball and I want to be the best one. I believe if I am 47 enough,

I will get one. My father has told me that if the dream is big enough, the facts don’ t 48 .” I 49 her through those junior high years and into high school. Every week, she

led her team to 50 . One day in her senior year, I saw her sitting on the grass, her head 51 in her arms. Slowly and quietly, I walk 52 and sat down beside her. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “Oh, nothing,” came a soft reply, “I am just too short.” The 53 told her that at 165 cm she would probably never play for a top team -- still

less she would be 54 a scholarship -- so she should stop dreaming about college. I felt she was extremely 55 . I asked her if she had talked to her dad about 56 . They didn’t

it yet. She told me that her father said those coaches were understand the

- 11 -

57 of a dream. The next year, Sally was seen by a college basketball coach after a big game. She was 58 offered a scholarship and 60 and worked toward for all those years. It’s true: if the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count. 59 to the college education that she had

41. A. small 42. A. as 43. A. well 44. A. running 45. A. studied 46. A. title 47. A. good 48. A. lack 49. A. guided 50.A. faith 51. A. sunk 52. A. up 53. A. coach 54. A. sent 55. A. excited 56. A. cruel 57. A. cause 58. A. really 59. A. voted 60. A. joined in

B. upset B. and B. still B. passing B. expected B. prize B. brave B. block B. watched B. peace B. buried B. away B. judge B. offered B. worried B. strict B. power B. entirely B. admitted B. gone through

C. strong C. but C. again C. shooting C. improved C. reward C. active C. count C. preferred C. victory C. covered C. back C. teacher C. promised C. disappointed C. unfair C. value C. gradually C. appointed

D. determined D. for D. alone D. struggling D. practiced D. scholarship D. careful D. appear D. encouraged D. profession D. dropped D. around D. captain D. suggested D. frightened D. wrong D. pressure D. naturally D. introduced

C. benefited from D. dreamed about

第 II 卷(非选择题,满分 50 分) 第三部分 英语知识运用 第二节(共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分)
- 12 -

阅读下面短文,在空白处填入 1 个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。 Some popular places to visit are built by people while other famous places are t 61 h e

(create) of nature. In the northeast of the US, there was a famous rock on 62 old man. 63 (locate) in the town

a high mountain that looked just like

of Franconia, New Hampshire, he had thick hair, a big nose and a beard. People called him“The Old Man of the Mountain”, which was also known and it measured forty 66 65 64 the Great Stone Face

(foot) tall. Scientists thought that the stone face

(possible) dated back to 17,000 years ago. In May 2003, there was very bad weather near the Old Man of the Mountain. The

sky was so

67

(cloud) that people couldn’t see the stone face for many days.

As soon as the storm was over, people looked for the Old Man. They discovered that he 68 (fall) apart. A number of scientists climbed up, 70 69 (hope) to repair the

stone face. But they were disappointed at weather was just too bad.

they saw -- the damage from the

第四部分 写作(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节 短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共 有 10 处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每处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:把多余的词用斜线( w.w.w.k.s.5.u.c.o.m )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。 The other day, our teacher gave us a quiz. I finished the question quickly until I read the last one: “What is the name of the woman who clean the school?” I had seen the woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and at her fifties. And how could I know her name? I handed in my paper, leave the last question blank. I asked that the last question would count towards the grade. “Absolute,” said
- 13 -

the teacher. “In your life, you will come across with many people. They deserve your attention, even you just smile at and say hello to them.” I later learned that his name was Dorothy. 第三节 书面表达(满分 25 分) 假定你是李华,你的美国朋友 Jamie 来信说他对中国传统文学非常感兴趣,但在阅读时 遇到了困难,比如很多汉字不认识,读不懂文章的意思等,希望得到你的帮助。请给他回信, 内容包括: 1.表示理解并给予安慰; 2.提出建议。 注意:1.词数 100 左右,信的开头已给出,不计入总词数。 2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。 参考词汇:中国传统文学 traditional Chinese literature; 汉字 Chinese character

Dear Jamie,
______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ………………………………………………………………………………………... …

Best wishes! Yours,

Li Hua

- 14 -

三明一中 2018-2019 学年第一学期高三开学考试 英 语 试 题 参 考 答 案

第Ⅰ卷(选择题 共 100 分) 第一部分:听力(共两节,满分 30 分) 1-5: BBCCA 6-10: CBACB 11-15: AAABB 16-20: CCABC

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) 21-23: BCB 24-27: ABDD 28-31: BDCA 32-35: CDAC

第二节(共 5 小题:每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节, 满分 45 分)

. 36-40: DCEGA

第一节 完形填空(共 20 小题,每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分) 41- 45: ACDCD 46-50: DACBC 51-55: BAABC 56-60: DBABD

第 II 卷(非选择题 共 50 分) 第二节 语篇填空(共 10 小题,每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) 61. creation 66. possibly 62. an 67. cloudy 63. Located 68. had fallen 64. as 69. hoping 65. feet 70. what

第四部分 写作(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节 短文改错(共 10 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 71. 第二句:question 改为 questions 73. 第五句:at 改为 in 75. 第七句:leave 改为 leaving 77. 第九句:Absolute 改为 Absolutely 79. 第十一句:even 后面加 if/ though 第三节 书面表达 (满分25分) One possible version: (105 words) 72. 第三句:clean 改为 cleans 74. 第六句:And 改为 But 76. 第八句:that 改为 if/ whether 78. 第十句:去掉 come across 后 with 80. 第十二句:his 改为 her

Dear Jamie,
- 15 -

I am more than glad to know that you are interested in the traditional Chinese literature. It’s never easy to learn Chinese characters and essays. Even native Chinese speakers may find it hard to learn them well, so you don’t have to feel upset. Here are some useful tips. First, turn to the Internet for help when you have a problem, where you can learn how to read and write the characters. Second, you can learn from Chinese people around and I’m always here to help. But the most important is to keep on learning and reading. You are sure to make progress! Best wishes!

Yours, Li Hua
附:听力录音

Text 1 W: I don’t know how to start my iPhone. Did I break it? Why is the screen all black? M: You just press these two buttons at the same time. There, see? Now it’s working again. (1)

Text 2 M: I was thinking we could take a picnic to the lake this afternoon. Do we have any food to take, or should we go to the store? W: I think we have some bread and meat to make some sandwiches, but we could still stop at the store to buy some chips. (2)

Text 3 W: I want to sell this old refrigerator. How much do you think I can get for it? I bought it for $800 five years ago. (3) It works really well, except for the broken shelf.
- 16 -

M: If the shelf weren’t broken, I’d say you could get $300. But you’ll probably only get about $150.

Text 4 M: My wife and I are planning on driving from California to Canada for a few weeks. (4) W: That’s exciting. My husband and I took a car trip from New York to Canada a few years ago. It was a lot of fun.

Text 5 W: All the plants in my garden died! I don’t know what happened. I watered them a lot and fed them plant food. What did I do wrong? M: Maybe the garden wasn’t in enough sun. You did plant it on the side of the house that gets the most shade. (5)

Text 6 M: Today in class, we learned all about Christopher Columbus. (7) W: Oh, yeah? What did you learn about him, sweetheart? (7) M: That he discovered America, except the Native Americans were there first…so really, they were the ones that discovered America. (6) W: When I was your age, I learned a song in school about Columbus. (7) It starts like this: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships that left from Spain; he sailed through sunshine, wind, and rain.” There’s more, but I forget the rest. M: I like that song.

Text 7 W: I’m feeling very shaky this morning. (8) M: Try drinking some water or having something to eat. W: I already ate a cake, but I’m still feeling strange. (8)
- 17 -

M: Are you sure you’re not sick or something? W: I could be. M: Yeah, you don’t look very good. Maybe you should skip the meeting this afternoon. I’m sure everyone will understand. W: OK. I think I might just go home now. Do you mind telling the boss for me? (9) I’ll finish my project when I come back tomorrow, if I’m feeling better. M: Sure. (9) Are you okay to drive? W: I think so. I’ll just drive slowly.

Text 8 W: Excuse me, sir. Do you intend to pay for that cookie you just ate? M: What cookie? W: I just saw you grab a cookie from the counter and put it in your mouth. (10) M: I didn’t do that. W: Yes, you did. I just saw you, and you have some chocolate on your face. (10) You need to pay. M: I’d pay for the cookie if I ate it, but I didn’t. (11) W: Sir, we have video cameras in the store. Would you like to come into the back with me? I can show you the tape. M: I don’t see any cameras. W: Look right there. See it? And we have another one right over there. M: Okay, fine. I ate the cookie. How much will it be? (12) W: $2. M: $2? The cookie wasn’t even that good. Here, take the money. (12) W: Next time, please pay before you eat something. Otherwise, it’s considered stealing, and I could call the police.

Text 9 M: Jennie and Matt got lucky this weekend. The weather is perfect for an outdoor wedding. (13)
- 18 -

W: Yeah, it really is. M: Do you think there will be a lot of dancing at the celebration tonight? W: I hope so! I’m also really hungry. When is the food going to be served? (14) M: Soon, I hope. Did you see those small pieces of cheese they had over at the table in the front? I ate a bunch of those when we first arrived. (15) W: No, I didn’t see those! I missed out. Cheese sounds really good right now. M: Matt told me they’re serving fish tonight. And rice. W: I’m looking forward to the cake for dessert. M: I think Jennie looked really beautiful this afternoon. (16) W: She really did. That dress must have cost a lot of money. (16) M: I liked the flowers in her hair. That was a nice detail. The color of the flowers matched Matt’s tie! W: Oh, look! The food is coming out! Let’s head over there.

Text 10 Attention, beauty salon employees! We have an exciting announcement. It is time to give out our awards. Every year, we give three awards to our best employees at Elegant Salon. This year, the Best Customer Service award goes to Jen. Jen always smiles when customers walk in the door. She’s friendly, funny, and always makes customers feel calm and happy. (17) Jen started working at Elegant Salon two years ago. When she first started, she didn’t know anything about answering phones or making appointments. Today, she is one of our best employees! The Best Hairdresser award goes to Luisa. (18) Luisa does a fantastic job cutting people’s hair. Every day, a new customer calls asking for Luisa. Luisa is one of our newest employees, but in the last three months, she has already become one of our most valuable workers! Finally, our Employee of the Year award goes to Dina. Dina has worked for this salon for seven years and has changed it for the better. (19) While Dina has always been a great employee, this year, she taught four new employees how to do their jobs. Sometimes Dina can be strict, but it’s because she loves this salon. Jen, Luisa, and Dina will all get $300 and two extra vacation days. (20) If you didn’t win an award this year,
- 19 -

you can always try again next year!

- 20 -