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2017-2018学年罗源一中高二英语月考试

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2017-2018学年罗源一中高二英语月考试卷 

I卷(选择题共90分)

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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

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. Where does this conversation most probably take place?

A. On an airplane.                   B. In a bookstore.             C. At a post office.

2. What does the woman suggest the man do?

A. Go to bed earlier.                B. Move his alarm clock.          C. Turn the alarm off.

3. How does the man feel about the woman’s response?

A. Disappointed.                   B. Scared.                             C. Happy.

4. What can we conclude about the movie?

A. They want to buy the tickets for the movie.  B. The tickets for the movie were sold out.

C. The movie will not be shown.

5. How does the man prefer to go to work?

A. By train.                         B. By car.                             C. By bus.

听第6段材料, 回答第6至8题。

6. What happened to the man?

A. He lost his car keys.             B. He locked his car at the airport.

C. He locked his keys in his car.

7. Where is the man going finally?

A. To the cinema.                   B. To the post office.              C. To the airport.

8. How will the woman help the man?

A. She lent her car to him.          B. She drove him home for the spare keys.

C. She drove him to the airport.

听第7段材料, 回答第9至11题。

9. What is Mr. White doing?

A. Preparing an exhibition.       B. Having a meeting.              C. Having a sleep.

10. What is the woman could be?

A. A secretary.                              B. A reporter.                   C. A student.

11. Where will the exhibition be held?

A. In an office.                      B. In the art gallery.                C. In the open air.

听第8段材料, 回答第12至14题。

12. What is the relationship between the two people?

A. Headmaster and teacher.   B. Teacher and student.  C. Father and daughter.

13. What reason did the woman give for being late yesterday?

A. She visited her grandfather.              B. She was ill and went to the hospital.

C. Her alarm clock didn’t work and the bus broke down.

14. What did the woman say about her grandmother earlier?

A. Her grandmother was going to have an operation.

B. Her grandmother had already had an operation.

C. Her grandmother was at home.

听第9段材料

15.Why is the woman worried?

A. The mechanic might try to overcharge her    B. There’s something wrong with her car

C. Good mechanics are not available

16. What does the woman think of her mechanic?

A. He takes advantage of her      B. He is reliable      C. He overcharges her

17. Where does the conversation probably take place?

A. In a school        B. In a shop        C. In a park

听第 10 段材料,回答第 18-20 题。

18. Where does the speaker come from?

A. America.         B. France.            C. China.

19. What party is talked about?

A. A birthday party of an American woman.    B. A special party held for her teachers.

C. A young woman's birthday.

20. If an American woman is celebrating her 29th birthday, how old may she really be?

A. 29.          B. 39.         C. 70.

第二部分  阅读理解(共两节,满分30分)

第一节(共10小题,每小题2分,满分20分)

A

Willa Cather once said,“When people ask me whether writing has been a hard or easy road,I always answer with the famous saying: The end is nothing;the road is all. That is what I mean when I say writing has been a pleasure. I have never used the computer with the thought that one more task had to be done.”

Like most writers,Willa Cather did not write books for the money that they brought her,but rather for the pleasure that came in their writing. Her works were,like her,simple and full of the vigor of her days in Nebraska,where she grew from child to young womanhood and where she developed a deep love for the treeless land of the great plain with its wild flowers,wheat fields and rivers.

“It’s a rather strange thing about the flat country,” she wrote later. “It takes hold of you or it leaves you perfectly cold. A great many people find it very dull;they like a church tower,an old factory,a waterfall,the country all made to look like a German Christmas card ...But when I come to the open plain,something happens. I’m home. I breathe differently.”

21. Willa Cather wrote because she found writing________.

A. simple and lively                                     B. opened up a road to success

C. neither too hard nor too easy                            D. interesting and enjoyable

22. What was the place like where Cather grew up?

A. It was cold, plain and without a church.              B. It was vast, open and flat.

C. It was like a German Christmas card.          D. It was a colorful world of wild flowers.

23. When she said “It takes hold of you or it leaves you perfectly cold.” Willa Cather meant that________.

A. you either love the place or hate it                    B. you decide either to stay or to leave

C. some find the place warm; others find it cold

D. some find the place peaceful; others find it wild

B

Every country tends to accept its own way of life as being the normal one and to praise or criticize others, as they are similar to or different from it. And unfortunately, our picture of the people and the way of life of other countries is often a distorted (扭曲的) one.

Here is a great argument in favor of foreign travel and learning foreign languages. It is only by traveling in a country and getting to know its inhabitants and their language that one can find out what a country and its people are really like. And how different the knowledge one gains this way frequently turns out to be from the second­hand information gathered from other sources! How often we find that the foreigners whom we thought to be such different people from ourselves are not very different at all!

Differences between peoples do, of course, exist and, one hopes, will always continue to do so. The world will be a dull place indeed when all the different nationalities behave exactly alike,and some people might say that we are rapidly approaching this state of affairs. With the much greater rapidity (快速) and ease of travel, there might seem to be some truth in this at least as far as Europe is concerned. However this may be,at least the greater ease of travel today has revealed (展示) to more people than ever before that the Englishman or Frenchman or German is not:some different kind of animal from themselves.

24. Every country criticizes ways of life in other countries because they are________.

A. distorted    B. normal                  C. similar to each other    D. different from its own

25. One who travels in a foreign country and learns its language will________.

A. find out why its people are different B. argue in favor of this country and the language

C. know the country and its people better    D. like its inhabitants and their language

26. In this passage,the author wants to say________.

A. differences between peoples will gradually disappear because of the ease of travel

B. differences between peoples do exist even though different nationalities behave exactly alike

C. differences between peoples will continue to exist and the world will be a dull place

D. differences between peoples will not exist as one hopes

C

 There are two types of people in the world. Although they have equal degrees of health and wealth, one becomes happy, the other becomes miserable. This arises from the different ways in which they consider things, persons, and events, and the resulting effects upon their minds.

In whatever situation people can be placed, they may find conveniences and inconveniences. In whatever company, they may find persons and conversations more or less pleasing. At whatever table, they may find meat and drink of better and worse taste. In whatever climate, they may find good and bad weather. In almost every face and every person, they may discover good and bad qualities.

Under these circumstances, happy people fix their attention on the conveniences of things, the pleasant parts of conversation, the well-prepared dishes, the goodness of the wines and the fine weather. They enjoy all the cheerful things. Those who are to be unhappy think and speak only of the contrary things. They offend many people and make themselves disagreeable everywhere. This turn of mind may grow into a habit, but the habit may be cured when those who have it are convinced of its bad effects.

I hope this little advice may be of service to them, and help them change this habit, which has serious consequences in life, since it brings on real sorrow. If those who keep the habit aim at obtaining some advantage in rank or fortune, nobody wishes them success. These people should change this bad habit and learn to be pleased with what is pleasing, without making themselves and others unhappy.

27. What do happy people tend to do according to the writer?

A. look at the bright side of things.                  B. always try to be cheerful

C. like the pleasant part of conversation              D. enjoy good food and fine weather

28. The writer describes the situation in the second paragraph by________.

A. giving examples      B. making comparisons     C. drawing a conclusion  D. giving a definition     

29. The pronoun “them” in the last paragraph refers to ________.

A. happy people          B. positive people  C. disagreeable people  D. sad people

30. What does the writer advise people to do to become happy?

A. To appreciate others.                          B. To give up negative thoughts.

C. To obtain some advantage in fortune.     D. To learn to be pleased with what is pleasing.

第二节  七选五(共5小题:每小题2分,满分10分)

注意:选项EAB填涂, FAC填涂,GAD填涂

  31   . Stone hammers—some of the oldest human tools date back as early as 2,600,000 BCE. Not only is the hammer the oldest tool, but it is also the greatest. What makes the hammer so great is its simplicity, power, and usefulness.

  32   . The hammer is made up of two main parts: a handle and a head. The handle is used to swing the hammer. The head is used to hit other objects.

  33   . This power results from two factors: the weight of the head and the speed at which the hammer is swung. When a hammer is swung, the handle carries the weight at a distance. The weight of the head together with the speed is what gives the hammer so much power.

In addition to the hammer's great power, it also has a wide range of useful applications.   34   . For example, it can be made to pound nails. It can break apart hard objects such as brick or concrete. It can bend and shape metal or steel. It can gently tap objects to make small adjustments. It can be used in jewelry making industry.   35   .

The hammer truly is a great tool-simple, powerful and useful. It has come to represent hard work and show the spirit of human industry.

A. The structure of the hammer is quite simple.

B. It can help to accomplish many tasks in daily life.

C. You can never imagine how people try to improve it

D. In times of danger, it can even be used as a weapon.

E. The hammer may be the oldest tool we have record of.

F. A modern machine surely has more advantages than a hammer.

G. Simple as it is, the hammer is still able to produce great power.

第三部分 英语知识运用

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。

In our modern world, when something wears out, we throw it away and buy a new one. The   36   is that countries around the world have growing mountains of   37   because people are throwing out more rubbish than ever before.

How did we   38   a throwaway society? First of all, it is now easier to   39   an object than to spend time and money to repair it.    40    modern manufacturing (制造业) and technology, companies are able to produce products quickly and inexpensively. Products are plentiful and   41   . 

Another cause is our   42   of disposable (一次性的) products. As   43   people, we are always looking for   44   to save time and make our lives easier. Companies   45   thousands of different kinds of disposable products: paper plates, plastic cups, and cameras, to name a few.

Our appetite(欲望) for new products also   46    to the problem. We   47   buying new things. Advertisements persuade us that   48   is better and that we will be happier with the latest products. The result is that we   49   useful possessions to make room for new ones.

All around the world, we can see the   50   of this throwaway lifestyle. Mountains of rubbish just keep getting bigger. To   51   the amount of rubbish and to protect the   52   , more governments are requiring people to recycle materials.    53   , this is not enough to solve (解决) our problem.

Maybe there is another way out. We need to repair our possessions   54   throwing them away. We also need to rethink our attitudes about   55   . Repairing our possessions and changing our spending habits may be the best way to reduce the amount of rubbish and take care of our environment.

36. A. key                      B. reason                 C. project                 D. problem
37. A. gifts                      B. rubbish                C. debt                     D. products
38. A. face                    B. become              C. observe                D. change
39. A. hide                      B. control               C. replace                 D. withdraw
40. A. Thanks to                    B. As to                  C. Except for             D. Regardless of
41. A. safe                    B. funny                  C. cheap                  D. powerful
42. A. love                      B. lack                     C. prevention           D. division
43. A. sensitive              B. kind                   C. brave                  D. busy
44. A. ways                     B. places                 C. jobs                     D. friends
45. A. donate                  B. receive                 C. produce                D. preserve
46. A. adapts                   B. returns                 C. responds              D. contributes
47. A. hate                         B. enjoy                    C. appreciate            D. dislike 

48. A. newer                   B. stronger                C. higher                 D. larger
49. A. pick up               B. pay for                 C. hold onto                  D. throw away
50. A. advantages                   B. purposes              C. functions             D. results

51. A. show                   B. record                 C. decrease              D. measure
52. A. technology           B. environment        C. consumers            D. brands
53. A. However               B. Otherwise            C. Therefore            D. Meanwhile
54. A. by                         B. in favour of           C. after                  D. instead of
55. A. spending               B. collecting            C. repairing               D. advertising

II卷(共60分)

第三部分  英语知识运用(共三节,满分30分)

第一节 单词拼写(共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

根据汉语、首字母或语境提示写出单词, 每空限填一词。

56. One of the ___________(景点,吸引人的地方) in London is Buckingham Palace.

57. If ___________(暴露于) to high levels of radiation, people will suffer from health problems.

58. They are making ________________(安排,筹备) for the important meeting.

59. With his offer _______________(拒绝), he felt down.

60. We left out the ___________(可能性) of his coming.

61. He has a real gift for vivid ________(描述).

62. The Art Gallery of Ontario has the world’s largest ____________(收藏) of sculptures by Henry Moore.

63. Mike found a ____________(有挑战性的) job as a computer programmer.

64. United Nations called on these countries to solve this problem in a p         way, adding that any negative measure would cause bad effects.

65. The smart-phone has brought us not only great c         but also some problems.

第二节 根据汉语提示完成句子(每空0.5分,共20空,满分10分)

66.汤姆专心于工作,忘记通知他这件事了。

Tom ________ _________ ________ __________ his work that he forgot to inform her of it.

67.我们将分为三组去参观, 希望大家玩得愉快。

Now all of us will ________ ________ _______ 3 groups to see them and I wish all of you an __________ time.

68.发达国家是真正须要对全球变暖负责的国家。

The __________ countries are really the ones that _________ ________ ________for global warming.

69.这只由来自不同学校的球员组成的球队从来没有被打败过。

Never _________ the team ________ ________ players from different schools_________ ________.

70. 他们一直告知我公司最新的好消息,我感到很振奋。

I felt _______ when they kept me _______ _______ the latest good news of the company.

第三节 语法填空(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。将答案填写在答题卡的相应位置。

Polar bears live in such environment that is too cold for most animals. For much of the year, they live and hunt on the  1  (freeze) Arctic sea ice. Nature has prepared them for the cold conditions but nothing has prepared them for the danger    2   threatens(威胁) their only home.

The polar bears’ world is melting. Polar bears   3   (suffer) in a warmer world are in danger. Studies show that the polar ice   4   (reduce) by 9.8% every 10 years since 1978. At present, about 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears live in the Arctic. Polar bears depend on the sea ice for their   5   (survive). “The sea ice is more than just the platform for the bears to walk   6   ,” says Andrew Derocher, who studies North American polar bear populations. “Without  7   , they can’t exist.”

   Some melting and refreezing of the polar ice is natural. But in a   8   (warm) world, these cycles speed up, and bears have less time to hunt.   9   (normal), they have three months in the spring when they gain more weight and the extra fat is used later, when the bears are not actively hunting. Therefore, it is urgent to protect the environment and we would like to have the ecological balance well   10   (keep) .

第四部分写作(共两节,满分30分)

第一节 单句改错(共10小题;每题1分,满分10分)

每个句子最多有一处语言错误,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(\)划掉。

修改:在错的词下划一横线,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. 每句只允许修改1处,多者不计分。

1. From the disappointing look on his face, we know that he didn’t pass the exam.

2. That must have been a terrified experience.

3. His humour always keeps his classmates amusing.

4. The murder was brought in, with his hands being tied behind his back.

5. Those falling trees are difficult to clean after the hurricane.

6. Only a lit candle lit up the room.

7. Is it convenience for you to fax me the story?

8. The school has arranged Mr Wang to take the place of Mr Ding.

9. Many fans came to the city to see the superstars. In such occasions, the police have difficulty keeping the order.

10. We’ve never suspected Li Ping breaking the window.

第二节 书面表达(20分)

你从电视上看到美国正流行流感(flu),部分学校停课。你为你正在美国上学的笔友Mike的健康与安全担心。请给Mike写一封email,内容包括:

1.建议 :(1)尽量呆在家里,不要暴露于受污染的空气;(2)勤洗手,讲卫生;

(3)多开窗,保持空气新鲜;(4)多吃水果蔬菜。

2.安慰他不要担心.

注意:1. 词数100左右,开头结尾已经给出;

2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

Dear Mike

    From the TV I know many flu cases are reported recently in the United States and many schools are closed as a result. I’m so worried about you. Are you all right? Are there any flu cases in your school?

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Yours truly

Li Hua


2017-2018学年罗源一中高二英语月考答题卷

第II卷(共60分)

第三部分  英语知识运用(共三节,满分30分)

第一节 单词拼写(共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

56.__________  57. __________ 58. __________ 59. __________ 60. __________

61.__________  62. __________ 63. __________ 64. __________ 65. ___________

第二节 根据汉语提示完成句子(每空0.5分,共20空,满分10分)

66._____________ ____________ ____________ _____________

67._____________ ____________ ____________ _____________

68._____________ ____________ ____________ _____________

69._____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ _____________

70._____________ ____________ ____________

第三节 语法填空(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

1.__________ 2. __________  3. __________  4. __________  5. __________

6.__________ 7.__________  8.__________  9. __________  10. __________

第四部分 写作(共两节,满分30分)

第一节 单句改错(共10小题;每题1分,满分10分)

每个句子最多有一处语言错误,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(\)划掉。

修改:在错的词下划一横线,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. 每句只许改1处,多者不计分。

1. From the disappointing look on his face, we know that he didn’t pass the exam.

2. That must have been a terrified experience.

3. His humour always keeps his classmates amusing.

4. The murder was brought in, with his hands being tied behind his back.

5. Those falling trees are difficult to clean after the hurricane.

6. Only a lit candle lit up the room.

7. Is it convenience for you to fax me the story?

8. The school has arranged Mr Wang to take the place of Mr Ding.

9. Many fans came to the city to see the superstars. In such occasions, the police have difficulty keeping the order.

10. We’ve never suspected Li Ping breaking the window.

第二节 书面表达(20分)

你从电视上看到美国正流行流感(flu),部分学校停课。你为你正在美国上学的笔友Mike的健康与安全担心。请给Mike写一封email,内容包括:

1.建议 :(1)尽量呆在家里,不要暴露于受污染的空气;(2)勤洗手,讲卫生;

(3)多开窗,保持空气新鲜;                (4)多吃水果蔬菜。

2.安慰他不要担心.

注意:1. 词数100左右,开头结尾已经给出;

2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

Dear Mike

    From the TV I know many flu cases are reported recently in the United States and many schools are closed as a result. I’m so worried about you. Are you all right? Are there any flu cases in your school?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Yours truly

Li Hua

2017-2018学年罗源一中高二月考试卷

听力:       

1-5CBACB  6-10 CCBAB    11-15 BBCBB  16-20 BACAB

阅读:       

21-23DBA          24-26DCA          27-30AACD       

七选五:     

31-35EAGBD

完形填空: 

36-40. DBBCA          41-45. CADAC  46-50. DBADD        51-55. CBADA

单词拼写: 

56. attractions                57. exposed      58. arrangements      59. rejected/ refused    60. possibility   

61. description(s)      62. collection    63. challenging              64. positive                  65. convenience

句子填空:

66. was so absorbed in                      67. be divided into; enjoyable              68. developed, are to blame 

69. has, consisting of, been defeated  70. inspired; informed of

单句改错:

1. disappointing→disappointed        2.terified→terrifying          3.amusing→amused     

4. being tied→tied                              5. falling→fallen            6.a lit candle→a lighted candle     

7. convenience→convenient          8.arranged →arranged for    9. In → On    10.breaking→of breaking

语法填空:

1. frozen       2. that/which     3. suffering         4. has reduced     5. survival

6. on           7. it                   8. warmer           9. Normally       10. kept

书面表达:

Dear Mike

    From the TV I know many flu cases are reported recently in the United States and many schools are closed as a result. I’m so worried about you. Are you all right? Are there any flu cases in your school?

To stay away from the disease, you’d better stay at home as much as possible and don’t expose yourself to the polluted air. Besides, you should wash your hands more often so as to keep them clean. Also,keeping the windows open to have more fresh air in the room is helpful. And above all, it does a lot of good to you if you eat more fruit and vegetable, for doing this can help keep you fit and strong.

    The disease is not so deadly as it seems to be,so do be at ease! Take care and you’ll be OK.

Yours truly

Li Hua

 

听力文本

Text 1

W: Excuse me. I want five envelopes and five regular stamps, please. 

M: OK, here you are. That will be four dollars altogether.

Text 2

M: I missed the bus again today because I turned the alarm clock off in my sleep.

W: Try putting it far away from your bed and you’ll get up on time.     

Text 3

M: Did you receive my application?

W: I did, but I have not had a chance to look it over yet.

M: Not yet? It’d been over a week and I was hoping to get an answer today. 

Text 4

W: The movie next Tuesday has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

M: What do you mean?

W: Well, by last night only a few tickets have been sold.

Text 5

W: If I were you, I’d take the bus to work. Driving at rush hour is terrible.

M: But by the time the bus gets to my stop, there aren’t any seats left.

Text 6

W: What’s wrong, Peter?

M: Can you believe this? 6 I locked my keys in the car and 7I have to go to the airport to pick up my aunt.

W: So, what are you going to do?

M: I don’t know. Could I borrow your car for a few hours?

W: I’m sorry, but I really need it this afternoon.

M: Well, 8 could you drive me home then? I have spare keys there.

W: That’s no problem.

M: Do you have a quarter for the phone? My wallet is in the car, too/

W: Here you are. Anything else?

M: No, that’s it. I really appreciate it.

 

Text 7

W: Good morning, Mr. White.10 I wonder if you could spare a few minutes. I’d like to ask you a few questions.     

M: Well, I can spare you a few minutes, but 9 I’d very busy preparing for our exhibition, you know. 

W: Just a few questions. Where is it going to be held?

M:11 It’s going to be held in the art gallery.

W: Who is opening it?

M: It’s going to be opened by Mr. Smith.

W: It’s quite a big exhibition, isn’t it?

M: Quite big. Some very famous paintings will be shown.

W: I believe they’re sent from different countries, aren’t they?

M: Yes, that’s right. Quite an international event for our town.

W: Well, thank you. Mr. White. Wish you every success with the exhibition.

M: Thank you.

Text 8

M: 12You often come to school late. Yesterday, for example, you… 

W: Yes. I’m very sorry about that. 13You see, my alarm clock didn’t work and…

M: Your alarm clock? But you told me yesterday that the bus had broken down.

W: Oh, did I? I just forgot to say that my clock didn’t work, either.

M: It’s a good story. Now, tell me again why you want tomorrow off.

W: Well… er, you see, my grandmother is ill. She is in hospital and… and she is going to have an operation. I want to visit her.

M: Oh, I see. So your grandfather is ill as well.

W: As well? I… I don’t understand.

M: Neither do I. When we began this conversation, you said your grandmother was ill. And you didn’t say she was going to have an operation! 14 You said she had already had one! And by the way, you also said she was in an old people’s home, not in a hospital.

Text 9

M: Is this table in the corner okay?

  W: Sure. We can sit here.

M: Gee, you’ve hardly get anything on your plate.

  W: Yeah, I guess I’m just not that hungry.

M: What’s the matter? Aren’t you feeling well?

  W: Well, I’ve been really worried. It’s my car. It’s in the shop again.

M: Really? What’s wrong this time?

W: I don’t know exactly. 15 Something is wrong with the brakes. I think.

M: Well, at least that shouldn’t coast you much to fix. Parts are cheaper for all the American cars like yours. Did the mechanic say how much it would cost?

  W: He said he would call me later today about the cost.

M: Watch out he doesn’t try to take advantage of you.

  W: What do you mean?

M: Well, some car mechanics, if they think that someone doesn’t know much about cars, might try to overcharge that person.

W: Maybe so.16 But I trust this man. He has done some work for me in the past and his prices seemed to be fair.

M: Oh, that’s good. Maybe I’ll try using him in the future. By the way, 17 do you need a ride/lift home after class today?

Text 10

19 I attended a strange birthday party last year. My teacher was then 58 years old. But her fellow teacher said that we were celebrating her 39th birthday! We were all surprised and puzzled. 

After the party I was told by the fellow teacher that American women have a special saying about birthdays. If a woman is over 40, or even if she is 80, her birthday is always the 39th.20 If she is in her thirties, her birthday will be the 29th.

And in her twenties, it is the 19th. They usually have their "real" birthday when they are below 20.

This shows that American women, especially older women, are very sensitive about their ages. My teacher always says, "We want to be younger."18 So about the age of western woman, my advice is that if you don't know it, don't ask about it; if you really know it don't mention it 

 

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