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[日期:2018-05-15] 来源:  作者: [字体: ]

2018年浙江省高三“五校联考”

英语试题卷

命题学校:杭州学军中学

本试卷分第I卷(选择题)和第II卷(非选择题)两个部分。 第I卷1至6页,第II卷7至8页。满分150分,考试120分钟。

注意事项:

1.答题前,考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡上。

2.在答选择题时,用2B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。不能答在本试题卷上,否则无效。

第I卷

第一部分:听力(共两节,满分30分)

第一节 (共 5 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 7.5 分)

      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 does the woman mean?

A. She wants the man to help her.

B. The maths puzzle is also difficult for her.

C. It’s a pity for the man not to solve the puzzle.

2. What will the woman probably do with the computer?

A. Have it checked.         B. Have it replaced.             C. Have it returned to the store.

3. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?

A. Housework.               B. Windows.                       C. Noise.

4. What probably is the woman?

A. A hotel clerk.             B. A bank clerk.                 C. A restaurant manager.

5. Why does the woman come to the man’s office?

A. To invite him to have lunch.      

B. To work together with the man.  

C. To talk to him about her paper.

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. What does the man say about the product?

A. It is reliable and safe.        

B. It is fast and cheap.            

C. It is not as good as those made in Germany.

7. What will the woman do?

A. Try to drive the man’s Ford.             B. Look at the latest Consumer Reports.     C. Continue to look.

听第7段材料,回答第8、9题。

8. Why does the man call the woman?

A. To get some extra help from her.

B. To offer to help Timothy improve his English.

C. To let her pay more attention to her son’s behavior in school.

9. What can we learn from the conversation?

A. The man is responsible for Timothy.

B. Timothy missed many English classes.

C. Timothy doesn’t study hard in English.

听第8段材料,回答第10至12题。

10. What is the relationship between the two speakers?

A. Father and daughter.           B. Boss and employee.         C. Teacher and student.

11. What does the man ask the woman to do at first?

A. Stop talking.                             B. Get her things.               C. Arrive on time.

12. What kind of person is the woman?

A. Cold-blooded.                   B. Hot-tempered.                 C. Warm-hearted.

听第9段材料,回答第13至16题。

13. What does the man think of his computer course?

A. It’s useful.                         B. It’s boring.                     C. It lasts too long.

14. What does the woman say about her cookery course?

A. It’s very boring.                 B. It’s a slow process.          C. It’s not enjoyable enough.

15. How long is the cookery course per week?

A. One and a half hours.         B. Two hours.                     C. Four hours.

16. What does the woman want the man to do?

A. Lend her his computer.               B. Taste the cakes she made.       C. Teach her to send e-mails.

听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。

17. When did the man most probably lose his wallet?

  1. When he was having dinner.

B. When he was ordering his dishes.

C. When he was paying the taxi driver.

18. Who helped the speaker to look for his wallet around the table?

A. The police.                         B. The manager.                 C. The waiter.

19. Why was the man in a hurry?

A. He had to go to the bank.  

B. He wanted to report to the police.

C. He had to meet his doctor.

20. What was the man’s biggest worry?

A. He lost his ID card.

B. He couldn’t pay for the dinner.

C. He got a lot of people involved in his problem.

 

第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,满分35分)

第一节(共10个小题;每小题2.5分,满分25分)

阅读下列短文,从每题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卷上将该选项涂黑。

A

I have many wonderful memories of my days as a circus clown (马戏团小丑), but there is one day that I would rather forget: July 6, 1944. We were playing a two-day stand in Hartford, Connecticut, and the big top caught fire.

I could hear grandstand chairs slamming inside the tent as people headed toward the exits. Some were jumping twelve feet from the top rows of the grandstand and seats to the ground outside. Most of the crowd was pouring through the regular exits and it soon became a panic.

In the midst of this scene the musicians had kept on playing until the tent was on fire over-headbecause they knew music sometimes might work wonder; they had jumped off the bandstand just before a flaming quarter-pole fell into their stand.

City fire equipment had arrived by now and was pouring streams of water onto the big top area to cool it enough for firemen to enter. In the smoke and confusion, it was impossible to tell whether or not anyone might have been left in the tent. We circus people were ordered away from the smoking ruins that, only a few minutes before, had been the biggest spread of canvas in the world.

I went outside; doctors, and first-aid workers were everywhere, carrying bodies from where the grandstands and seats had been. The toll (伤亡人数) of dead and dying increased so fast that emergency crews were called in from surrounding cities.

Later it was found that 168 people had died in the fire ­— the worst circus disaster in history, and an afternoon of horror I can never forget.

21. The musicians kept playing during the fire probably because they ________.

A. thought the fire was in another tent

B. knew nothing about the terrible fire

C. wanted to keep the crowd from panicking

D. believed the show should go on whatever happened

22. Why were emergency crews from other cities called in?

A. There were too many victims to deal with.

  B. Fire equipment in the city was not enough.

  C. Too many people were left in the tent waiting.

  D. The circus people were unwilling to do the rescue work.

23. Which of the following can be the best title of the passage?

A. A Journey to Death                                        B. The Day the Big Top Burned

C. Memories as a circus clown                      D. The Worst Disaster in Human History

B

In a new look at the impact of long-time sitting behavior on health, a new study links time watching television to an increased risk of death. One of the most surprising findings is that it isn’t just couch potatoes who were affected. Even for people who exercised regularly, the risk of death went up the longer they were in front of the TV. The problem was the long periods of time spent sitting still.

Australian researchers who tracked 8,800 people for an average of six years found that those who said they watched TV for more than four hours a day were 46% more likely to die of any cause and 80% more likely to die of cardiovascular (心血管的) disease than people who reported spending less than two hours a day in front of TV.

Time spent in front of TVs and computers and videogames has come under fire in studies in recent years for contributing to a spread of obesity in the US and around the world. But typically the resulting public-health message urges children and adults to put down the Xbox controller and remote and get on a treadmill (跑步机) or a soccer field.

      The Australian study offers a different view. “It’s not the sweaty type of exercise we’re losing,” says David Dunstan, a researcher at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, who led the study. “It’s the incidental moving around, standing up and using muscles. That doesn’t happen when we are plunked on a couch in front of a television.”

      Indeed, participants in the study reported getting between 30 and 45 minutes of exercise a day, on average.

      The results are supported by a new field of research that shows how long periods of inactivity can affect the body’s processing of fats and other substances that contribute to heart risk. And they suggest that people can help decrease such risk simply by avoiding extended periods of sitting.”

      Keeping such processes working more effectively doesn’t require constant intense exercise, but consciously adding more routine movement to your life might help, doctors say. “Just standing is better than sitting,” says Gerard Fletcher, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., who works standing up at his computer. “When you stand up, you shuffle around a little bit and use muscles not required when you are sitting or lying down.”

      Simple strategies for increasing activity include combining household chores such as folding laundry with TV-watching time or getting up to change a TV channel rather than using a remote control.

      The report, published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, focuses on TV watching in part because it is the main leisure-time activity in many countries, researchers said, especially in the US.

24. One misunderstanding people might have is that ________.

A. the radiation from TV may badly affect your sight

B. TV programs can broaden your horizons effectively

C. watching TV very long is a good way to kill time

D. regular exercise can minimize the side effect of watching TV

25. What is new about the discovery of the Australian study?

A. Remote control shouldn’t be used when people watch TV.

B. People who watch TV too long should take more physical exercise.

C. Sitting too long in front of TV will lead to high risk of heart attack.

D. Long-time sitting is bad for all people including those who exercise regularly.

26. According to the Australian study, how can the risk of death be reduced when people watch TV?

A. By increasing simple movement.              B. By totally avoiding watching TV.

C. By taking some medicine.                          D. By increasing sweaty type of exercise.

C

During the past three hundred years, when a country gains its freedom or independence, one of the first things established is a national anthem (国歌). National anthems are generally played and sung at formal state occasions and other events which celebrate or support the country’s national identity.

Holland’s 16th-century hymn (songs of prayer typically addressed to God) “Het Wilhelmus” is widely considered the world’s oldest national anthem, followed by the U.K.’s “God Save the King/Queen” — also a hymn, popularized in the 1740s. As nationalism spread throughout Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, so did anthems. Many countries, such as the independent states that are today part of Germany, took “God Save the King/Queen” as a model and adopted hymns. Others, especially Spain and France, chose marches (songs with a strong, regular rhythm often performed by army bands). With imperialism (扩张主义), Europeans spread their musical taste. Even when former colonies gained independence, they often imitated the traditions of their former rulers. The result is that most anthems are either hymns or marches, played on European instruments.

Japan’s anthem makes for a good case study of European influence. In the 1860s a British conductor living in Japan, John William Fenton, noted that the country did not have a national anthem. A local officer, ōyama Iwao, selected the lyrics (歌词) from an ancient poem and Fenton wrote the melody (旋律). About a decade later, a Japanese committee chose a replacement melody by a court musician — one that had been composed for traditional Japanese instruments, but in a mixed style influenced by Fenton’s arrangement. The version in use today was also adapted by German Franz Eckert to fit a Western scale (音阶).

In addition to hymns and marches, British composer Michael Bristow identifies a couple of more minor categories. National anthems in South and Central America are often operatic, with long, complicated orchestral introductions. These were influenced by 19th-century Italian opera. Burma and Sri Lanka are both in a folk group, as they rely more on traditional instruments.

27. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a basis to write national anthems?

A. Prayer songs.                                           B. Marching songs.  

C. Italian opera music.                                  D. Movie theme music.

28. What is the second paragraph mainly about?

A. The function of national anthems.                 

B. The world’s oldest national anthem.

C. The origin and spread of national anthems.      

D. Reasons why many countries have national anthems.

29. What can we learn about Japan’s national anthem?

A. It was not written until the 20th century.

B. The lyrics were written by a Japanese officer.

C. The melody was first written by a British musician.

D. The current version is hardly influenced by western music.

30. What can be inferred about the influence of European imperialism on national anthems?

A. Human rights are a common theme in national anthems.

B. National anthems of some countries share similar musical features.

C. Many national anthems were chosen by ruling European countries.

D. Local traditions were ignored in the composition of national anthems.

 

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。

How to Respect Other Cultures

Sometimes it is easy to be trapped in our own beliefs and habits.   31   However, close mindedness and intolerance are not constructive for anyone, especially when there is so much we can learn about other cultures. Here are some tips for you to learn to accept other cultures and have new experiences.

Read a book

In order to respect other cultures, it is important to understand something about them. You can start by reading about the culture you are interested in. For example, if you are interested in Japanese culture, look for a book on the history of Japan.   32   You can also try fiction. Reading a fictional account of a new culture can give you a more clear understanding of what life is like in that culture.

Study religion

Learning more about a different religion can help you understand cultures other than your own. If you are Catholic, you might have only experienced a traditional Catholic mass (弥撒). Visit a different type of worship service.   33   Also take care to ask about any guidelines for dress or behavior.

Correct misunderstandings

  34   For example, if you are traveling in India, you might start to think that people are not honest. It can be really difficult to get a thorough answer to a direct question. However, in India, it is common and polite to not always directly answer questions.

Learn some new words

If you can speak the language, you will be better able to communicate with people from other cultures. Learn new greetings. Your new neighbor will feel very welcome if you make an effort to greet them with a friendly “Bonjour!” instead of hello. Take a class. Many community centers give affordable or free language courses.    35     You can also take online courses or download a translator app for your phone.

A. Take advantage of their offerings.

B. We can find it challenging to accept other ways of life.

C. Background knowledge can help you comprehend the culture.

D. Also, learning some key phrases can help you feel more at ease.

E. Make sure to inquire as to whether visitors are allowed at services.

F. You might have some assumptions about other cultures beforehand.

G. Take time to observe other people interacting to understand cultural differences.

 

第三部分:语言运用(共两节,满分45

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,掌握其大意,然后从第36-55各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和D)中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卷上将该选项标号涂黑。

It was the first time in four years that my daughter Kate had been able to have a face-to-face chat with her Chinese grandfather through WeChat. Her grandfather   36   showed us his apples. Kate eagerly asked when she could eat them. Since her birth, we can’t   37   time to take her back to China. Year after year, her grandfather would save us a box of the   38   apples just in case we visited. They were kept in the cold store  39   and they must have been sweet. I vividly remember my first   40   of an apple picked straight from the tree.

A few weeks after the   41  , when new blossoms (花) began to appear on the trees, an idea   42   Kate’s grandfather. If we couldn’t take our   43   back this year, he would take the apples to us. He   44   the ladder (梯子), carefully examining blossoms. Those that   45   his examination were picked off the trees. When the blossoms   46   small apples, he covered each apple with a special   47   consisting of three layers, which would   48   the young apples from brown spots and also help them   49   an even coloring. Several weeks passed and the apples were almost ready. He spent days   50   the outer layers of the bags. The inner red layers remained. If they were removed too early, the fruits would be damaged by the sunlight. Once they adapted to the   51  , he removed the final layers.

From his   52  , he still kept one box of his finest apples but this time he was   53   to deliver them himself.   54   for his passport and visa approved, he delicately   55   his 2-kilogram bag of best apples and headed for Scotland.

36. A. carefully            B. proudly                    C. secretly                    D. briefly

37. A. devote                B. cost                        C. spend                      D. afford

38. A. biggest              B. sourest                    C. ripest                      D. finest

39. A. waiting              B. expecting                C. growing                  D. working

40. A. touch                  B. sight                        C. bite                          D. purchase

41. A. interview            B. discussion                C. chat                        D. appointment

42. A. amused              B. occurred to              C. crossed                    D. appealed to

43. A. father                B. mother                            C. son                          D. daughter

44. A. climbed                    B. designed                  C. made                      D. fixed

45. A. escaped              B. passed                      C. failed                             D. lost

46. A. burst into            B. gave out                  C. grew into                D. let out

47. A. paper                  B. bag                          C. sheet                      D. package

48. A. protect                B. discourage                C. hide                        D. cover

49. A. win                    B. achieve                    C. acknowledge            D. undertake

50. A. sticking                    B. applying                  C. carrying                  D. removing

51. A. sun                    B. weather                    C. climate                    D. air

52. A. tree                    B. harvest                    C. experiment              D. product

53. A. accustomed        B. advised                    C. engaged                  D. determined

54. A. Instructions        B. Recreations              C. Applications            D. Reservations

55. A. packed                B. filled                      C. emptied                    D. delivered

 

第II卷

注意:将答案写在答题卡上。写在本试卷上无效。

第三部分:语言运用(共两节,满分45分

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内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。

Air is of great   56   (important) to everything   57   lives. But   58   air we breathe is getting dirty. People all over the world are looking for ways to make   59   clean again.

Have you ever watched the smoke from chimneys   60   (rise) high in the air? Have you seen the smoke from cars and trucks on roads or the smoke from planes? The smoke is not good   61   (breathe) and is harmful to people, especially to old people and children. If we want to keep fit and strong, we need to breathe fresh air.

  62   more and more   63   (factory), vehicles and planes appearing, it   64   (get) harder and harder to do with the air pollution.

Scientists have already found ways to stop or slow down some of the things that make the air dirty. They will not stop working   65   we have clean air again.

 

第四部分:写作(共两节,满分40分)

第一节:应用文写作(满分15分)

新华学校是一所国际学校。假定你是新华学校的学生会主席李明,请你用英文写一封邀请函,邀请在华外籍学生家长,前来观摩新华学校即将举办的科技节活动(Science Fair)。内容包括:

1.时间和地点;

2.活动目的;

3.活动安排。

注意:1. 词数80左右;

2.  可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

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第二节:读后续写(满分25分)

 阅读下面短文,根据所给情节进行续写,使之构成一个完整的故事。

Ali and his younger sister, Zahra, lived with their parents in a poor neighborhood. Their mother was very sick and their father was struggling to find a job, and they had only a little money with which to buy food. As they had not paid the rent for several months, the landlord was breathing down their necks.

One day, Ali took Zahra’s shoes to a shoe repairman to be fixed, but he lost them on the way home. It wasn’t until he got home that he realized he had lost the shoes. He was afraid that his parents would be angry and disappointed, so he begged his sister to keep it secret. Zahra agreed and the two decided to share Ali’s running shoes. Zahra’s school hours were in the morning, so she would wear them first. After school, she would rush back and give them to Ali. He could then run to his school, which began in the afternoon. Although he ran as fast as he could, Ali often arrived late and was warned by the school.

Ali heard about a long distance race that was held for the boys in the city. When he learned that the third prize was a new pair of shoes, he decided to take part. He ran home excitedly and promised his sister that he would win her the new shoes.

The day of race arrived. Ali had a strong start, but halfway through the race he began to get tired and his legs began to ache. Getting more and more exhausted he thought only of Zahra and his promise to her. Dreaming of the new shoes he would win for his sister gave him strength, and he stayed right behind the two fastest runners, determined to finish third. Suddenly, as the finish line drew near, another runner collided (碰撞) with Ali from behind and he crashed to the ground.

 

注意:

1. 所续写短文的词数应为150左右;

2. 应使用5个以上短文中标有下划线的关键词语;

3. 续写部分分为两段,每段的开头语已为你写好;

4. 续写完成后,请用下划线标出你所使用的关键词语。

 

Paragraph 1:

Ali looked up and saw the other boys rushing ahead. _____________________________________________                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

 

Paragraph 1:

Filled with delight, Ali walked home quickly.                                                                                                      

                                                                                         

                                                                                         

                                                                                         

                                                                                           

 

答案

第一部分:听力(共两节,满分30分)

1-5 BACAC  6-10 ACBAB  11-15 CBABA  16-20 CACCB

第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,满分35分)

21-23 CAB  24-26 DDA  27-30 DCCB  31-35 BCEFA

第三部分:语言运用(共两节,满分45

第一节

36-40 BDDAC  41-45 CBDAC  46-50 CBABD    51-55 ABDCA

第二节

56.importance  57.that    58.the                59.it                    60.rising 

61.to breathe  62. With  63. factories  64. is getting    65.until/before

第四部分:写作(共两节,满分40分)

第一节:应用文写作

范文:

Dear parents,

  It is our pleasure to inform you that Xinhua School is organizing a Science Fair to be held on Saturday, 7 May, 2018. The fair is open for parents from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the gym.

The purpose of conducting a science fair is to promote true scientific spirit. Hands-on scientific investigation is the main focus of our fair. Our school students will present their science projects on that day. The projects are graded by our teachers and various awards will be given.

Your gracious presence will be highly appreciated and encouraging for the students of our school.

Sincerely yours,

Li Ming

第二节:读后续写

Suggested Version

Ali looked up and saw the other boys rushing ahead.Refusing to give up at this point, he jumped to his feet and ran as fast as he could. He dashed across the finish line and won the fourth prize. Thinking he would let her sister down, Ali couldn’t help sobbing. Just then he suddenly heard the announcement from the broadcast that he won the third prize as the runner who collided with Ali was disqualified for breaking the rule. Holding the shoes close to his chest during the award ceremony, Ali felt overjoyed and relieved as he eventually won the shoes for his sister.

Filled with delight, Ali walked home quickly. He could not wait to see his sister and share the thrilling news. On his arrival, Ali found Zahra was waiting outside. She was really nervous whether her brother had brought her what she was expecting. “Zahra, see what I have got for you.” he took the prize out of his bag with his trembling hands. The instant Zahra saw the shoes, her face lit up. So thrilled was she that she threw herself at Ali. “Thank you! Ali.” Tears of joy welled up their eyes as the brother and sister hugged tightly together.

 

听力录音原文

1

M: This math puzzle is really beyond me.

W: Well, if you can’t solve it, I won’t stand a chance.

2

M: Your computer makes such a loud noise. I guess there must be something wrong. You’d better have it checked out.

W: You are right. I’ll do that later.

3

M: What’s the noise? It sounds as if it’s coming from next door. The Nelsons aren’t back yet, are they?

W: I don’t think so. It must be the window-cleaner working upstairs.

4

M: I think there’s a mistake in our bill. We didn’t have dinner here last night.

W: I’m sorry, sir. Here is the bill from the hotel restaurant. It’s got your signature on it.

M: But that’s not my signature. I’d like to speak to the manager.

5

W: Good morning, Mr. Smith. I hope I’m not disturbing your work.

M: Not at all, Mary. Come in and take a seat. I’m always in my office before lunch.

W: I want to tell you that I have already started writing my paper and I’d like to discuss my topic with you.

M: Of course. What would you like to work on?

6

M: This car goes from 0 to 60 in only 5 seconds. Not bad for something built in the old USA!

W: Hmm, I usually don’t buy American. How do I know that this is going to be more reliable than something that’s made in Germany?

M: Listen, ma’am, I’ve been driving a Ford for the past 20 years, and I mean the same Ford! These are the best in the business. I’m telling you.

W: But is it safe?

M: Well, that depends on how fast you want to drive!

W: What?

M: I’m just kidding. That was a joke! Seriously, though, the safety ratings are at the top of its class. I can show you the latest Consumer Reports if you want.

W: No, that’s OK. I appreciate your time. I think I’m going to keep looking, though.

M: All right. Let me know if I can help.

7

M: Hello, may I speak to Mr. Or Mrs. Baker, please?

W: This is Mrs. Baker speaking.

M: Hello, Mrs. Baker, this is Mr. Chin, Timothy’s English teacher. I’m calling because Timothy is struggling in English.

W: He isn’t doing well? This is really upsetting. He must study harder. I will talk to him about that immediately.

M: Actually, I’m calling to offer my assistance. Timothy is already working hard in class, but he needs some extra help. If he could stay after class on Mondays and Wednesdays, I’d be able to help him improve. Would it be OK for him to stay after school on those days?

W: Definitely. Thank you so much for offering help! I will talk to Timothy today and he’ll start staying after school next week. Thank you for your concern!

M: It’s my pleasure. I enjoy having Timothy in my class.

8

M: Debbie, I’m sorry to have to say this, but this lateness really can’t go on, you know?

W: Oh, no, not again.

M: What do you mean by that?

W: Well, you’re always going on at me and I’m never more than five minutes late.

M: Late is late, my girl! And if you don’t change your ways, I’m afraid I shall have to let you go.

W: Let me go? Must you always put things the wrong way round? What you mean is you’ll fire me!

M: Will you please stop being so aggressive and so cheeky?

W: Oh, why don’t you shut up?

M: Really! Debbie ... I never thought you’d... what you do you think you’re doing now?

W: Doing? I’m getting my things together. That’s what I’m doing. There’s no need for you to fire me, Mr. Steiner. I resign!

9

W: How’s your computer course going?

M: Well, I’ve just had my class, actually. We have it twice a week and each one lasts two hours.

W: That’s too long. Doesn’t it get boring?

M: Well, you need that long to actually do a whole document. I can do all sorts of things on my computer that I never knew before.

W: I can’t say the same for my cookery course.

M: Oh, why not? I thought you were enjoying it.

W: It’s enjoyable enough, but we just don’t seem to make much progress. We spent the whole of last week’s lesson learning how to fry an egg.

M: So how often is it?

W: Just once a week, for an hour and a half. It’s making cakes next week.

M: Oh, that sounds fun.

W: Yeah. I’m looking forward to it. I wanted to ask you something, actually. Have you learnt how to send e-mails on your course yet? I can’t get my computer to send them properly, and I was wondering if you’d show me how it’s done.

M: Well, if you bring me one of your cakes, I suppose I could try.

W: Great, well, when I’ve made them.

10

I don’t often lose things and I’m especially careful with money, so I was quite surprised when I reached for my wallet to pay for my dinner and it wasn’t there. At first, I thought it was possible that I could have left it at home. Then I remembered taking it out to pay for the taxi, so I knew I had it with me just before I walked into the restaurant. I wondered if it was possible that it could have slipped out of my pocket while I was eating dinner. Thinking about that possibility, I turned and walked back to the table where I had been sitting.

Unfortunately, there were several other people sitting at the table at the time, so I called a waiter and explained to him that my wallet had fallen out of my pocket while I was sitting at the table a few minutes earlier. I had the waiter go over to the table to see if my wallet was on the floor. While the waiter was looking for it, the manager came up to me and asked me if anything was wrong. I didn’t want to get a lot of people involved in the problem, but I knew I had to get the wallet back. I told the manger what had happened. He had me describe the wallet to him, and then he insisted that I report it to the police. I told him that I didn’t want to set the police involved in it. Besides, I was in a hurry because I had an appointment with my doctor in just a few minutes. I explained to him that my biggest worry at the moment was how I was going to pay the check. He told me not to worry about that. He had me write down my name and address. And he said he would send me the bill.

 

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