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Section A

Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. In a restaurant. B. In a shop C. In the post office D. In a bank 2. A. 6:15

B. 6:55 C. 7:15 D. 7:30

3. A. The family next door B. A dog C. A friend D. The man's work 4. A. By bicycle

B. On foot

C. By plane

D. By bus 5. A. The man's leave is a loss because the company has invested a lot in his career

B. The company will provide more opportunities to the man if he stays C. The company won't raise the man's salary so he can just leave

D. The company totally understands the man's reasons for deciding to leave 6. A. It's on this street

B. It's around the corner of the street C. It's far away from the museum D. It's beside the supermarket 7. A. Go out for dinner

B. Phone the restaurant C. Take her sister to the airport D. Stay at home 8. A. Traveling plans B. Visiting a new place C. Metropolises

D. Traveling experiences 9. A. Mary is healthier than she seems B. Mary is in poor health

C. Mary is in good health

D. Mary thinks she is in good health

10. A. She is surprised that Sally broke her arm B. She wonders what happened to Sally last week

C. She feels sorry for Sally

D. She has already got the news that Sally broke her arm

Section B

Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but (he questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Qu estions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.

11. A. TV. B. Online ads. C. Newspapers. D. Posters. 12. A. Cars. B. Beer. C. Books. D. Clothes. 13. A. Because advertisements are combined with TV programs.

B. Because television broadcasts advertisements vividly with its sight, sound, movements and colors.

C. Because commercials always appear on TV to persuade people to buy different things.

D. Because advertisers use many ways to catch customers' attention.

Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.

14. A. Sports. B. Drama groups. C. Nature clubs. D. Literature clubs.

15. A. Because the activities can reveal students' leadership potential, enthusiasm, creativity, and breadth of interest.

B. Because they designed these activities to help develop students' characters.

C. Because these activities are a part of the American education experience.

D. Because students who participate in the activities tend to be smarter than those who don't.

16. A. Students' after-class activities take up more time than their academic work.

B. All the after-class activities take place after classes are over.

C. There's no such regulation that students in the US must take part in after-class activities.

D. Parents don't care about whether their children participate in after-class activities.

Section C

Directions; In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.

Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.

Where is the house?

What is about the inside of the house?

What does the kitchen have?

It has a How much is this house? It's Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.

Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.

Whether or not they need a larger apartment

For the man: They don‟t need a larger apartment 2. He loves this old place 3. They can t afford a new apartment.

For the woman: They need a larger apartment. 2. They need for her mother when she visits them 3. They can afford a new apartment because the man Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Grammar and Vocabulary

Section A (16’)

Directions: Fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct.

(A) My name is Clara. I still remember that chilly December day, sitting in science class. (finish) a worksheet early,I picked up a TIME for Kids magazine. A piece of news caught my eye: NASA was holding essay contest to name its Mars rover(火星探测器).Before I even knew anything else about it, a single word flooded my 11-year-old mind, Curiosity.

I couldn‟t wa it for the bell to ring so I could get started on my essay. That afternoon, I raced home, sat down at the computer, and typed my fingers ached. “Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone’s mind...”

Five months later, my mom received a phone call, and immediately, a wide smile (spread) across her face.

On August 5,2012, at 10:31 p.m., the rover named Curiosity touched down safely on the surface of Mars, and I (honour) to have a front-row seat in NASA.

Curiosity is such an important part of who I am. I have always been fascinated by the stars, the planets, the sky and the universe. I remember as a little girl, my grandmother and I sit together in the backyard for hours. She‟d tell me stories and point out the stars. Grandma lived in China, thousands of miles away from my home in Kansas, but the stars kept us together even when we were apart. They were always there, yet there was so much I didn‟t know about That‟s what I love so much about space.

People often ask me why we go to faraway places like Mars. My answer is simple because we‟re curious. We human beings do not just hole up in one place. We are constantly wondering and trying to find out is over the hill and beyond the horizon.

(B )

Fear (33)______ be felt in the heart as well as in the head, according to a study that has found a link between the cycles of a beating heart and the chance of someone feeling fear.

Tests on healthy volunteers found that they were more likely to feel a sense of

fear at the moment when their hearts are contracting (收缩)and pumping blood

around their bodies, compared with the point (34)________ the heartbeat is relaxed.

Scientists say the results suggested that the heart is able to influence (35)_______ the

brain responds to a fearful event, depending on which point it is at in its regular cycle

of contraction and relaxation.

Sarah Garfinkel at the Bri ghton and Sussex Medical School said, “Our study

show for the first time that the way (36)_______ we deal with fear is different,

depending on when we see fearful pictures in relation to our heart.

The study tested 20 healthy volunteers on their reactions to fear as they were

shown pictures of fearful faces. Dr. Garfinkel said, “The study showed that fearful

faces are better noticed when the heart is pumping (37)_______ when it is relaxed.

Thus our hearts can also affect what we see and what we don‟t see — and guide

whether we see fear.”

(38)_________ (understand) this relationship further, the scientists also used a

brain scanner to show how the brain influences the way the heart changes a person‟s

feeling of fear. “So far we (39)______(find) an important mechanism by which the

heart and brain „speak‟ to each other to change our feelings and reduce fear” Dr.

Garfinkel said. “We hope that by increasing our understanding about how fear is dealt

with and ways that it could be reduced, we may be able to develop more successful

treatments for anxiety, disorders, and also for (40)________ who are suffering from

serious stress disorder.”

Section B

Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be

used once.

Technology is the application of knowledge to production. Thanks to modern

technology, we have been able to increase greatly the efficiency of our work

New machines and new methods have helped to cut down time and expense while increasing output. This has meant more production and a higher standard of living. For most people in America, modern technology is thought of as the reason why we can have cars and television sets. However, technology has also increased the amount of food to us, by means of modern farming machinery and animal breeding techniques, and has extended our life span through medical technology.

Will mankind continue to live longer and have a higher quality of life? In large the answer depends on technology and our ability to use it widely . If we keep making progress as we have over the past fifty years, the answer is yes. The advancement of technology depends upon research and development, and the latest show that the United States is continuing to pump billions of dollars annually into such efforts. So while we are running out of some scarce resources we may well find substitutes for many of them through our research programs.

Therefore, in the final analysis the three major factors of production (land, labor and capital) are all influenced by technology. When we need new techniques in medicine, people will start new technology to meet those needs. As equipment proves to be slow or inefficient, new machines will be . Technology responds to our needs in helping us maintain our of living.

Reading Comprehension(47’)

Section A (15’)

Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.

The responsibilities of job, home and family all too often transform the daily .

True leisure means engaging in a and rewarding activity without being by other aspects of your life. Sometimes, the you experience during the week make you place great emphasis on weekends and other days off. You hope to relax, but the stress is have the time to do so. When time is limited, leisure activities are usually the first items to

If you routinely leisure time because you have "more important things to do," you may be underestimating how much time the things take. Most people routinely shortchange themselves on the amount of time required to complete a given task. The problem is a to evaluate performance honestly.

, simplifying your life will let you have more windows of opportunity to do stuff just for fun. Maybe you need to relearn to relax.

Spare Time for Your Devote one afternoon or evening per week to doing something that you enjoy, listening to music, assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Do whatever you always wish to but never seem to find time for. And do it Choose Low-Tech: The popular fascination with technological advances in all areas of life has diverted(偏离) attention from the simple pleasures of many pastimes. People think they must have the best, most up-to-date equipment available to enjoy themselves. When focus, the pure pleasure of leisure is lost.

51. A. difficult B. essential C. noticeable

D. incapable 52. A. reluctant B. pleasurable

C. delicate

D. disgusting

53. A. cultivated B. ashamed

C. preoccupied D. oppressed 54. A. favour

B. depression C. stress

D. threat 55. A. reasonable

B. enormous

C. ignorant D. adjusted 56. A. destroy B. consider C. recognize D. disappear 57. A. estimate B. fulfill

C. abandon D. expand 58. A. constantly B. actually C. initially D. equally 59. A. variety

B. delay

C. failure

D. record 60. A. Consequently B. However C. Moreover D. Therefore 61. A. Instincts

B. Images

C. Desires D. Tasks 62. A. occasionally B. entirely

C. primarily

D. dramatically 63. A. duties

B. expectations C. stimulations

D. limitations

64. A. uncommon B. individual C. traditional D. physical

65. A. keeping up with B. breaking away from C. getting rid of

D. making up for

Section B

Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read.


Cara Lang is 13. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, in the U.S. Last Thursday, she didn‟t go to school. She went to work with her father instead. Every year, on the fourth Thursday in April, millions of young girls go to work. This is Take Our Daughters to Work Day. The girls are between the ages of 9 and 15. They spend the day at work with an adult, usually a mother, father, aunt, or uncle. They go to offices, police stations, laboratories, and other places where their parents or other family members work. Next year, the day will include sons, too.

The Ms. Foundation, an organization for women, started the program about ten years ago. In the U.S., many women work outside the home. The Ms. Foundation wanted girls to find out about many different kinds of jobs. Then, when the girls grow up, they can choose a job they like.

Cara ‟s father is a film director. Cara says, “It was very exciting for me to go to the studio with my dad. I saw a lot of people doing different jobs.” Many businesses have special activities for girls on this day. Last year, Cara went to work with her aunt at the University of Massachusetts. In the engineering department, the girls learned to build a bridge with toothpicks and candy. In the chemistry department, they learned to use scales. They learned about many other kinds of jobs, too.

Right now, Cara does not know what job she will have when she grows up. But because of Take Our Daughter to Work Day, she knows she has many choices.

66. What is Cara‟s father?

A. An engineer.

B. An official. C. A moviemaker. D. A


67. According to the passage, Take Our Daughter to Work Day is __________.

A. on every Thursday in April B. A holiday for girls of all ages C. a day for girls to know about jobs

D. a day for girls to get a job easily

68. On this special day, Cara has done all the following EXCEPT that __________.

A. she learned to use scales

B. she worked as an actress

C. she went to work with her aunt D. she used toothpicks and candy to build a bridge

69. What is probably the best title for the passage?

A. Cara Lang, a Fortunate Girl

B. Take Our Daughters to Work Day

C. Children‟s Day and Work Day D. Ms. Foundation, an organization for Women


70. A visitor can apply for a free audio tour _________.

A. in the Courtyard B. in the State Apartments

C. at the Admission Center D. at St George‟s Chapel

71. What is specially offered to visitors with kids?

A. A security guard. B. A pushchair.

C. A free toy. D. A baby carrier.

72. Who can get re-entry permits?

A. Visitors wishing to eat outside the Castle.

B. Visitors buying gifts in the castle shops.

C. Visitors buying water from the Courtyard.

D. Visitors eating outside St George‟s Chapel.

73. Why are visitors required to turn off their mobile phones?

A. To ensure the safety of others.

B. To ensure the security of the Castle.

C. To prevent them from disturbing others.

D. To prevent the use of the built-in cameras.


The “Bystander Apathy Effect ” was first studied by researchers in New York after neighbours ignored --- and in some cases turned up the volume on their TVs --- the cries of a woman as she was murdered (over a half-hour period). With regard to helping those in difficulty generally, they found that:

(1) women are helped more than men;

(2) men help more than women;

(3) attractive women are helped more than unattractive women.

Other factors relate to the number of people in the area, whether the person is thought to be in trouble through their own fault, and whether a person sees himself as being able to help.

According to Adrian Furnham, Prof essor of University College, London, there are three reasons why we tend to stand by doing nothing:

(1) “Shifting of responsibility” --- the more people there are, the less likely help is to

be given. Each person excuses himself by thinking someone else will help, so that the more “other people” there are, the greater the total shifting of responsibility.

(2) “Fear of making a mistake ” --- situations are often not clear. People think that those involved in an incident may know each other or it may be a joke, so a fear of embarrassment makes them keep themselves to themselves.

(3) “Fear of the consequences if attention is turned on you, and the person is violent.” Laurie Taylor, Professor of Sociology at London University, says: “In the experiments I‟ve seen on intervention (介入), much depends on the neighborhood or setting. There is a silence on public transport which is hard to break. We are embarrassed to draw attention to something that is happening, while in a football match, people get involved , and a fight would easily follow.”

Psychotherapist Alan Dupuy identifies the importance of the individual: “the British as a whole have some difficulty intervention, but there are exceptional individuals in every group who are prepared to intervene, regardless of their own safety. These would be people with a strong moral code or religious ideals.”

74. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?

A. Pretty women are more likely to be helped.

B. People on a bus are more likely to stop a crime.

C. Religious people are more likely to look on. D. Criminals are more likely to harm women.

75. Which factor is NOT related with intervention according to the passage?

A. Sex. B. Nationality. C. Profession. D. Setting.

76. Which phenomenon can be described as the “Bystander Apathy Effect”?

A. When one is in trouble, people think it‟s his own fault.

B. In a football match, people get involved in a fight.

C. Seeing a murder, people feel sorry that it should have happened. D. On hearing a cry for help, people keep themselves to themselves.

77. The author wrote this article __________.

A. to explain why bystanders behave as they do B. to urge people to stand out when in need

C. to criticize the selfishness of bystanders D. to analyze the weakness of human nature

Section C

Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words.

(Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.)

From Buckingham Palace to Oxford, the UK is loaded with wonderful icons(标志) of past eras. But it has also modernized with confidence. It‟s now better known for vibrant(充满活力的) cities with great nightlife and attraction. Fashions, fine dining, clubbing, shopping — the UK is among the world‟s best.

Most people have strong preconceptions about the British. But if you ‟re one of these people, you‟d be wise to abandon those ideas. Visit a nightclub in one of the big cities, a football match, or a good local pub and you might more readily describe the English people as humorous and hospitable. It‟s certainly true that no other country in the world has more bird-watchers, sports supporters, pet owners and gardeners than the UK.

Getting around England is pretty easy. Budget airlines like Easyjet and Rynnair fly domestically. Trains can deliver you very efficiently from one major city to another. Long distance express buses are called coaches. Where coaches and buses run on the same route, coaches are more expensive (though quicker) than buses. London ‟s famous black cabs are excellent but expensive. Minicabs are cheaper competitors, with freelance (个体的) drivers. But usually you need to give a call first. London‟s underground is called the Tube. It‟s very convenient and can get you to almost any part of the city.

The UK is not famous for its food. But you still need to know some of the traditional English foods. The most famous must be fish and chips. The fish and chips are deep fried in flour. English breakfast is something you need to try. It is fried bacon, with toast and a pot of tea. Other things like shepherd‟s pie and Yorkshire pudding are also well-known as a part of English food culture.

Pubbing and Clubbing are the main forms of English nightlife, especially for the

young. Pubbing means going to a pub with friends, having drinks, and chatting. Clubbing is different from pubbing and includes going to a place of music, or a bar, or any other place to gather with friends. Clubbing can be found everywhere. Usually there is some kind of dress code for clubbing, such as no jeans, no sportswear, while pubbing is much more casual.

78. If you are involved in the real life of local residents, you may find them ____________________.

79. How many kinds of transportation forms are mentioned in the third paragraph? Give examples

(at least four).


80. When you go clubbing in the UK, you should not ______________________________.

81. What aspects are introduced about UK according to the passage?



I. Translation

Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.

1. 我们匆匆赶到网球场,却被告知比赛已延期。 ( only )

2. 多年来,这个广场见证了这个城市发生的许多变革。(witness )

3. 你会为了自己的家庭而放弃如此好的一个出国机会吗?( sake )

4. 坦白地说,没有什么能和我第一次来中国那样给我留下那么深的印象。(nothing )

5. 当得知他身体欠佳,许多同学纷纷自告奋勇帮他补课,不计报酬。(regardless )

II. Guided Writing

Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese.

假如你最近在China Daily看到下列广告,请据其写一封申请信。注:信的开头和结尾已为你写好

Dear Sir or Madam,



Yours sincerely,

Jason Zhang

英语答题卷 姓名 学号______

I. Listening comprehension (30’)

1-5 _____________ 6-10 ___________ 11-13 ______ 14-16


17. _______________ 18. _____________ 19. ___________ 20.


21. _______________ 22. ___________________

23.________________ 24. ___________________

II. Grammar (16’) 每题1分

25._______ 26.__________. 27.___________28.__________.29.__________.30.__________.


32.__________ 33.____________ 34._____________ 35._______________


37.__________ 38.____________ 39._____________ 40._______________

III. Vocabulary (10’) 每题1分

41._____42. ______43. _____ 44.______45.______ 46.____ 47. ___ 48. ___ 49. ____


IV . Reading (15’+32’)

51~55._______________ 56~60. _______________ 61~65. _______________

(A) 66~69._____________ (B) 70~73.__________________ (C) 74~77 ._______________





Translation (22’)

1 __________________________________________________________________________ 2 __________________________________________________________________________ 3 _________________________________________________________________________ 4 _________________________________________________________________________ 5 __________________________________________________________________________ writing (25分)







Grammar and Vocabulary

Section A

25. Having finished 26. an 27. until 28. spread 29. was honoured 30. would 31. them32. what

33. may/can 34. when 35. how 36. that 37. than 38. To understand 39. have found 40. those

Section B


Reading comprehension (50分)

Section A


Section B 66~69. CCBB 70~73 CDAC 74~77. ACDA

70. C. 细节理解题。在Audio tours标题下直接找到the Admission Center。

71. D. 细节理解题。在visitors with babies标题下有baby carriers are available to borrow.

72. A. 细节理解题。在Refreshments 标题下有Visitors wishing to leave the castle for

refreshments in the town may obtain the re-entry permits from the castle shops.

73. C. 细节理解题。在Photography and mobile phones标题下有Mobile phones must be

switched off … in consideration of other visitors.

Section C

78. humorous and hospitable.

79. Seven kinds including trains, coaches, buses, underground ect.

80. wear jeans or sportswear.

81. People, traffic, food and nightlife.


I. Translation (only for reference)

1. We hurried to the tennis court, only to be told that the match had been delayed.

2. Over the years, the square has witnessed quite a few changes that took place in this city.

3. Will you throw away/give up such a good chance of going abroad for the sake of your own family?

4. To be frank, nothing could impress me as deeply as my first visit to China.

5. When knowing his poor health, many students offered/volunteered to help him with his missed lessons,

regardless of pay.


Section A

1. M; Excuse me, can you tell me how much the shirt is?

W; Yes, it's nine US dollars and fifteen cents.

Q : Where does the conversation probably take place? (B)

2. W; The plane leaves at 6=15. Do we have time to eat first?

M: No. We only have 40 minutes left, while having a decent supper often takes an hour, not including 15 minutes to wait for a table.

Q: When is their flight? (A)

3. W: I see the family next door has a new white dog. I wonder if he's friendly.

M; Yes, too friendly. He came over here while I was cutting the grass and he wanted to play where I was working.

Q: What are they talking about? (B)

4. W; Why are you so late? I've been waiting for more than half an hour.

M; My bicycle had a flat tire and I had to walk.

Q: How does the man arrive there? (B)

5. M; I hope you can understand my reasons for deciding to leave, Mrs. Harrison.

W; Do I have to remind you that we haven't invested a lot of time and money in your career here?

Q: What does the woman mean? (B)

6. W: Excuse me, sir. Could you tell me the way to the bank? Is it around the corner of the street? M: No, it's between the museum and the supermarket.

Q: Where is the bank? (D)

7. M: If you'd like to go there for dinner this evening, I'll phone the restaurant.

W: Thank you, but I promised my sister I'd take her to the airport.

Q; What does the woman plan to do this evening? (C)

8. M; I ‟ve never been to London before. I'm very excited about it. I can't wait.

W; My parents are going to take me to go on a trip to Tokyo next month, but I've been there twice already.

Q: What are they talking about? (A)

9. W; Sometimes I wonder if Mary's health is really as poor as it seems.

M; I know what you mean. Sometimes people are not what they seem.

Q: What does the woman mean? (A)

10. M: Sally broke her arm last week.

W; How did she do that? Q: What does the woman mean? (B)

Section B

Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.

The Western world is filled with advertisements, for advertising is a good way to persuade people to buy goods or services.

Different media are used to reach the public. The most important one is television, because it combines sight, sound, movements and colors. Television gives advertisers many ways of catching customers' attention. TV programs are interrupted every five minutes with commercials telling people to buy a certain make of car, or to drink a different kind of beer.

Advertisements also use different magazines to advertise products for different readers. Women's magazines, for example, are full of ads showing models dressed in the latest style.

Newspapers have their own advantages. They are the most flexible of the media and are very general in their advertising.

People can also find advertisements in the form of posters almost everywhere, on walls, by both sides of the street, on buildings and even in buses.

11. What form of advertising is NOT mentioned in the passage? (B)

12. Which is most likely to be advertised in a women's magazine? (D)

13. Why is television the most important medium for advertisements to reach the public? (B)

Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.

In addition to their academic work, children in the United States are offered a wide range of activities in after-class hours. These are designed to help broaden their skills, abilities and appreciation of life, and to give them a chance to practise leadership and undertake responsibilities. There is often a wide range of activities to choose, such as nature clubs, science clubs, or art and drama groups. A wide selection of sport activities is always available. Some of these activities take place during the school day, but many are held after classes are over. Even though they are optional, they are considered a part of the American education experience, and parents encourage their children to participate.

Both employers and college admission officers in the United States carefully consider the after-class activities in which students have participated. These indicate their leadership potential, enthusiasm, creativity, and breadth of interest.

14. What after-class activities are NOT mentioned in the passage? (D)

15. Why do employers and college admission officers carefully consider these activities? (A)

16. Which statement is right? (C)

Section C

Directions; In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.

Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.

W: The house we bought is beautiful. We're so lucky.

M: Tell me about it.

W; Well, it's in a small town 20 miles south of the capital city. It looks quite new from outside. M: What is about the inside?

W; Well, it has a nice living room, a dining room and two large bedrooms. M: It sounds wonderful. What about the kitchen?

W: It's quite modern. It has a new refrigerator, and an electric stove. It also has a nice dishwasher. M: Do you have furniture yet?

W; No. Tom and I are going shopping tomorrow.

M; How about the price?

W; It's quite expensive, 150,000 dollars. But we can pay some money every month. That's not too bad.

(17. 20 18. two 19. refrigerator 20. 150,000)

Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.

W: Don't you think we should get a larger apartment?

M: What do you mean? This apartment is fine. It's big enough for us.

W: It's obvious that this apartment is too small. We don't even have a dining room. We've lived here since we were married. It's time we moved.

M; I'd rather stay here. I love this old place. Besides, we don't need all that extra room.

W; Yes, we do. We need a larger apartment with an extra bedroom. Then it'll be more comfortable for my mother when she visits us.

M: Your mother? Wait a minute. No, we just can't afford it.

W; That's not true. Of course we can afford a more expensive apartment. You got a raise last month and my salary certainly helps.

M; Well, if it means that much to you, I guess we can look at a few apartments.

W; Thanks, honey. You know we really need the extra room.

M: OK, OK. You are probably right.

(21. big enough 22. dining room 23. an extra bedroom 24. got a raise)


Dear Sir or Madam,

In reply to your newspaper advertisement last week, I am writing to apply for the scholarship to study in New Zealand.

I am now a senior high 3 student at Future Road Secondary School. I am studying Chinese, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry. P.E. and Politics. As you can see from the attached grade reports, I have received very good marks in all these subjects. I also won first prize in the Outlook English Speech Contest this year. I am currently the chairman of the School‟s Chemistry Club. As chairman, I provide direction for our club‟s projects. I also have a wide range of interests outside school, such as playing the guitar, listening to pop music, reading and collecting stamps.

I felt that I am a strong candidate for receiving the scholarship because of my excellent academic achievements and strong leadership skills.

I am looking forward the opportunity in your country. Thank you for considering my application.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Zhang