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               英语试题
考试时间:120分钟试卷满分:150分)
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,将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。
第Ⅰ卷
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。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。
例:How much is the shirt?
A. £ 19. 15.                    B. £ 9. 18.                    C. £ 9. 15.
答案是 C。
1. What will the speakers do today?
A. Tour around the city.          B. Buy a train ticket.           C. Visit a park.
2. What did the woman do last weekend?
A. She went on a trip.            B. She cleaned her kitchen.         C. She moved to a new apartment.
3. Where did the man work part-time?
A. In a department store.        B. In a post office.                C. In a bank.
4. What is the man doing?
A. Having a class.             B. Reading a book.              C. Taking an exam.
5. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a store.                B. In a concert.                   C. In a library.
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。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. Why was Loretta on the news?
A. She wrote a song for the TV station.
B. She won a music contest.
C. She sang a song for charity.
7. What does Loretta think of singing?
A. It gives her great pleasure.
B. It will make her famous one day.
C. It takes too much of her time.
听第7段材料,回答第8、9题。
8. What relation is Mr. Butler to the woman?
A. Her boss.                   B. Her customer.                C. Her workmate.
9. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Do her best to help others.
B. Deal with complaints properly.
C. Put Mr. Butler’s phone calls through to him.
听第8段材料,回答第10至12题。
10. What are the man’s hobbies?
A. Fishing and stamp collecting.  
B. Reading and watching TV.
C. Watching TV and collecting stamps.
11. What does the man say about the woman?
A. She is popular.              B. She is bad-tempered.         C. She lacks patience.
12. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In a library.                 B. By a lake.                  C. At a cinema.
听第9段材料,回答第13至16题。
13. What is the most important transportation in Karl’s village now?
A. The plane.                  B. The bus.                     C. The boat.
14. What type of work do many people in Karl’s village do now?
A. They fish in a boat.     
B. They make tools by hand.
C. They do business on the Internet.
15. What does Karl think of the old lifestyle?
A. Easy.                     B. Exciting.                    C. Dangerous.
16. What is Karl most interested in?
A. Modern clothes.           B. Computer games.               C. Hunting tales.
听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。
17. What is the weather probably like today?
A. Rainy.                    B. Dry.                         C. Hot.
18. Where did Matt begin his journey?
A. In England.                  B. In California.                  C. In Hawaii.
19. How many hours was Matt’s longest flight?
A. Sixteen and a half hours.    B. Sixteen hours.                  C. Fourteen hours.
20. What will Matt do next?
A. Interview someone.           B. Share his experiences.           C. Plan on another journey.

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A、B、C和D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
A
Housekeeping Services -- A responsible, professional, experienced housekeeper is needed to take care of all cleaning details of a local business in Angwin. This person will be needed 2 or 3 times per week for about 8 hours per day. Please send an email for additional information and be ready to provide resume and work history. Driver’s license and the ability to lift at least 50 pounds are required. Pay will be $20-$25 per hour. To contact them, email recruitingangwin@gmail.com.
    Caregiver Position -- Looking for a caregiver to help with a 91-year-old woman who lives in Calistoga. She speaks both English and Spanish, but Spanish is her preference. She sleeps quite a bit during the day so there is time to do housework. She cannot be left alone because she is a fall risk. She walks with a walker on her own. Please call 925-785-8500 if interested.
    Worship Music Leader -- First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Napa is looking for someone who will select songs and use media for church services on Sundays. Applicants must be able to commit 8-10 hours per week for service and meetings as well as being available every Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00 pm. The pay is about $18 an hour. Detailed job information will be posted on the Payroll Office’s window. If interested, send your cover letter and resume to David Stoker at david@fpcnapa.org.
    Catering Company -- Oak Avenue is a most successful catering company in St. Helena searching for enthusiastic people to join their talented team of chefs and service professionals. Hours are flexible and positions are available for ambitious chefs, bakers, service helpers, and captains. Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Maritza@oakavenuecatering.com or call 707-963-9278 for more information.
21. To work as a housekeeper, one needs to ____________.
A. be able to drive                            B. be a local in Angwin
C. work about 8 hours per week                 D. be able to speak two languages
22. Why does the 91-year-old woman need to be accompanied?
A. She cannot walk by herself.                    B. She has a poor memory.
C. She has difficulty in sleeping.                D. She is likely to fall down.
23. Which is the contact number or email address for those who want to become great bakers?
A. 925-785-8500                             B. 707-963-9278
  C. david@fpcnapa.org                           D. recruitingangwin@gmail.com    

B
We’ve all had cases where we’ve waited just a bit too long to pay an electric bill or speeding ticket. But one man, from California by reasonable assumption, who goes by “Dave”, recently took procrastination (拖延) one step further, by paying a parking ticket almost a half-century after it was given.
In December 2018, the Minersville Police Department in Pennsylvania received a letter in the mail. Whoever wrote the letter decided it was best to keep his name somewhat unknown, so he put the return address as “Wayward Road, Anytown California” under the name “Feeling guilty”.
When the officers opened the envelope, they found a brief letter, along with a $5 bill, and a parking ticket dating all the way back to 1974. The note read, “Dear PD, I’ve been carrying this ticket around for 40 plus years always intending to pay. Forgive me if I don’t give you my info. With respect, Dave.”
Even though the initial parking ticket was only for $2, “Dave” must have felt awfully guilty because he left 150 percent, or $3, in interest.
Michael Combs, the Police Chief of the Minersville Police Department, stated in an interview that the same ticket would cost about $20 if it were given today. Combs went on to share that the original ticket from 1974 was given to a vehicle that had an Ohio license plate.
Because there was no system for tracking tickets given to out-of-state cars back then, “Dave” could have gotten away with never paying the $2 fine. But apparently, guilt got the best of him, and he decided to finally cough up the money more than 40 years past its due date.
24. How much do we know about “Dave”?
A. He lives in Wayward Road, Anytown California.
B. The police are trying to find out more about him.
C. His car probably came from Ohio at that time.
D. “Dave” is of course the man’s real name indeed.
25. Why didn’t “Dave” pay for the parking ticket until recently?
A. He completely forgot about it in the past 44 years.
B. He didn’t find it until almost half a century later.
C. He failed to find out who he should pay the money to.
D. He didn’t pay for it just because of procrastination.
26. What drove “Dave” to pay for the parking ticket at last?
A. A strong sense of guilt.
B. Fear of being tracked by the police.
C. Worry about being fined more.
D. Sudden change of his financial situation.
27. Which of the following can be the best title?
A. Police Chief of the Minersville Police Department Shares a Story
B. Mysterious Procrastinator Finally Pays 44-Year-Old Parking Ticket
C. Unusual Letter Comes from Wayward Road, Anytown California
D. Parking Ticket Carried Around for Almost Half a Century from Ohio

C
“Birds” and “airports” are two words that, paired together, don’t normally paint the most harmonious picture. So it really raises some eyebrows when China announces plans to build an airport that is for birds.
Described as the world’s first-ever bird airport, the proposed Lingang Bird Sanctuary(保护区) in the northern coastal city of Tianjin is, of course,not an actual airport. Rather, it’s a wetland preserve specifically designed to accommodate hundreds-even thousands-of daily takeoffs and landings by birds traveling along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Over 50 species of migratory(迁徙的) water birds,some endangered, will stop and feed at the protected sanctuary before continuing their long journey along the flyway.
Located on a former landfill site, the 150-acre airport is also open to human travelers.(Half a million visitors are expected annually.) However, instead of duty-free shopping, the main attraction for non-egg-laying creatures at Tianjin’s newest airport will be a green-roofed education and research center, a series of raised “observation platforms” and a network of scenic walking and cycling paths totaling over 4 miles.
“The proposed Bird Airport will be a globally significant sanctuary for endangered migratory bird species, while providing new green lungs for the city of Tianjin.” Adrian McGregor of an Australian landscape architecture firm explained of the design. Frequently blanketed in smog so thick that it has shut down real airports, Tianjin is a city--China’s fourth most populous--that would certainly benefit from a new pair of healthy green lungs.
28. The underlined phrase “non-egg-laying creatures” in Paragraph 3 refers to?
A. Designers.            B. Visitors.             C. Endangered water birds.    D. Planes.
29. What do we know about the airport according to the passage?
A. It functions as an actual airport and a wetland preserve.
B. It is located on a 150-acre landfill site.
C. It provides migratory birds with food and shelter.
D. People cannot watch birds up close here.
30. What can we infer from the last paragraph?
A. Tianjin’s air quality will improve thanks to the airport.
B. Tianjin will win worldwide fame in the future.
C. The airport will become a permanent home for birds.
D. Tianjin will be able to accommodate more people.
31. What is this passage mainly about?
A. Airports shut down and open up.              B. Airports turn into green lungs.
C. China is to open the first Bird Airport.             D. Birds are no longer enemies to airports.

D
Brriiinnng. The alarm clock announces the start of another busy weekday in the morning. You jump out of bed, rush into the shower, into your clothes and out the door with hardly a moment to think. A stressful journey to work gets your blood pressure climbing. Once at the office, you glance through the newspaper with depressing stories or reports of disasters. In that sort of mood, who can get down to work, particularly some creative, original problem-solving work?
The way most of us spend our mornings is exactly opposite to the conditions that promote flexible, open-minded thinking. Imaginative ideas are most likely to come to us when we’re unfocused. If you are one of those energetic morning people, your most inventive time comes in the early evening when your are relaxed. Sleepy people’s lack of focus leads to an increase in creative problem solving. By not giving yourself time to tune into your wandering mind, you’re missing out on the surprising solutions it may offer.
The trip you take to work doesn’t help, either. The stress slows down the speed with which signals travel between neurons(神经细胞), making inspirations less likely to occur. And while we all should read a lot about what’s going on in the world, it would not make you feel good for sure, so put that news website or newspaper aside until after the day’s work is done.
So what would our mornings look like if we wanted to start them with a full capacity for creative problem solving? We’d set the alarm a few minutes early and lie awake in bed, following our thoughts where they lead. We’d stand a little longer under the warm water of the shower, stopping thinking about tasks in favor of a few more minutes of relaxation. We’d take some deep breaths on our way to work, instead of complaining about heavy traffic. And once in the office --we’d click on links not to the news of the day but to the funniest videos the web has to offer.
32. According to the author, we are more creative when we are ____________.
A. focused                B. relaxed            C. awake                    D. busy
33. What does the author imply about newspapers?
A. They are solution providers.
B. They are a source of inspiration.
C. They are normally full of bad news.
D. They are more educational than websites.
34. By “tune into your wandering mind” (in Para. 2), the author means “____________”.
A. wander into the wild
B. listen to a beautiful tune
C. switch to the traffic channel
D. stop concentrating on anything
35. What does the author intend to do in the last paragraph?
A. To offer practical suggestions.
B. To summarize past experiences.
C. To advocate diverse ways of life.
D. To set up a routine for the future.

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。
If something that you’re doing doesn’t challenge you, then it doesn’t change you. We all need some normal stress in our lives, after all.     36     So challenge the following limits:
1. Figure out what you’re scared of and do it continuously.
If you’re a salesman, and you’re scared of talking to people personally or over the phone now, instead of being scared and thinking you’ll fail, spend at least five minutes a day to pick up the phone and make a call.     37     But don’t stop on the first try! Eventually, you can look at fear in the eye and say, “Go on. I’m not scared!”
2. Take a class for a hobby you’ve been wanting to develop
Make sure this hobby is not linked to your career; you have to relax and relieve your stress while performing this.    38     Apart from helping you challenge yourself, taking a class for your hobby may also give you extra income.
3. Set aside at least nine minutes a day for physical exercise.
    39    A simple 9-minute run around your neighborhood can do wonders for yourself. Exercise can not only help you maintain your regular weight, but also make you feel better about yourself.
4. Travel and allow yourself to be interested in new people.
Don’t just limit yourself to your fellow travelers—try to connect with the service staff. You never know what kind of people they’re going to be. Get out of your house or go online right now to book your class.     40    
A. You should do it continuously.
B. Someone may hang up on you.
C. You don’t need to go to the gym.
D. Running in the gym may be a better choice.
E. Start to travel now and learn to challenge yourself.
F. Some examples might be cooking, sewing, painting and so on.
G. You can never see any improvement if you stick to your comfort zone.
                
第三部分 语言知识运用(共两节,满分45分)
第一节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)
阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。
A Game of Light and Shade
It was a sunny day. I had gone up and down the tower when, outside the door at the foot, a blind man came toward me. In a moment, he disappeared up the stairs. I looked at the sign that said “To the Tower”, and decided to   41    him.
I caught up with him in the ticket office. There I was   42    to see the attendant (工作人员) selling him a ticket as if he were any other visitor. Then, with the ticket in one hand and   43    the wall with the fingers of the other, the blind man reached the stairs    44    to the hallway.
“That man is blind. What would a blind man climb up the tower for?” I said to the attendant, expecting him to show some   45   , but he didn’t answer.
“Not the   46    certainly,” I said. “Perhaps he wants to   47   .”
I bought a ticket and   48    up the stairs. The man hadn’t gone as far as I   49   . A third of the way up the tower, I heard his   50   . I slowed down and followed him at a little   51   . He stopped from time to time. When he got to the balcony, I was a dozen steps   52   . As I reached it, I saw him at the corner of the tower.
At last, after ten minutes, I   53    him. “Excuse me,” I said as politely as I could, “but I am curious to know   54    you came up.”
He smiled. “Coming up the stairs, you will notice how not just light but sun   55    into the tower through the narrow windows here and there, so that you can feel the   56    —the cool stairs suddenly become quite warm—and how up here behind the wall there is   57   , but as soon as going opposite a window you can find the sun. There is no   58    so good as this for feeling the difference between light and shade. It is not the first time I’ve come up.”  
The blind man seemed quite   59    just like a child who was enjoying his favorite games. He told me the truth that blind men can also find the beauty in life   60    they cannot enjoy the sights of the world.
41. A. accept    B. follow    C. control    D. visit
42. A. frightened    B. disappointed    C. surprised    D. embarrassed
43. A. touching    B. climbing    C. hitting    D. covering
44. A. pointing    B. attaching    C. contributing    D. leading
45. A. respect    B. doubt    C. concern    D. sympathy
46. A. view    B. test    C. prize    D. trick
47. A. kick    B. jump    C. relax    D. escape
48. A. struggled    B. explored    C. wandered    D. hurried
49. A. promised    B. examined    C. imagined     D. confirmed
50. A. steps    B. words    C. secrets    D. cheers
51. A. standard    B. distance    C. expense    D. intention
52. A. ahead    B. around    C. outside    D. behind
53. A. recognized    B. surrounded    C. approached    D. witnessed
54. A. why    B. how    C. when    D. whether
55. A. knocks    B. pours    C. slides    D. bursts
56. A. trend    B. reaction    C. change    D. honor
57. A. light    B. space    C. mess    D. shade
58. A. place    B. signal    C. object    D. period
59. A. nervous    B. content    C. curious    D. patient
60. A. unless    B. because    C. once    D. although
                 第Ⅱ卷
第二节(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)
阅读下面短文,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。
When scholars of international relations predict that the 21st century will be a “Chinese century”, they are full of reasons.   61    America remains the only superpower, China is responsible for an important share of global change. Since   62    start of the financial crisis in 2008, for example, China has accounted   63    45% of the gain in world GDP. In 1990 about 750 million Chinese people lived in extreme poverty; today fewer than 10 million do. Its GDP per person, in terms of purchasing-power,   64    (rise) ten times since 1990.
China’s amazing   65    (perform) has greatly affected the world’s economic output. The Economist has worked out a geographic center of the global economy by   66    (take) an average of each country’s latitude and longitude(经纬度),   67    (measure) by its GDP. At the height of America’s control, this point   68    (previous) sat in the north Atlantic. But China has pulled it so far east   69    the global center of economic gravity   70    (be) now in Siberia.

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)
假定英语课上英语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(\)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.只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。
Dear Ms Smith,
I’m writing to ask whether you could do me favor. I’ve just finished an essay naming “Differences between traditional Chinese and Western festivals”, so I’m not sure whether it is well written. To be honestly, I’m not that familiar with some traditional Western festivals. That’s because I’m turning to you for help. I’d appreciate it if you could spare some time to look into my essay for possible mistakes and polish them. Also, I’m looking forward to your valuable advices. My essay has been sending to you along with this email. I hope it won’t cause you too much more trouble.
Thank you in advance.                                                                                       Yours sincerely,
Li Hua
                                                                                      第二节 书面表达(满分25分)
假定你是李华,你班交换生Jim将要参加“学在中国”留学生汉语演讲比赛,来信向你咨询。请你给他写一封邮件,内容包括:
1. 推荐一个演讲话题;
2. 说明推荐的理由;
3. 建议他做哪些准备工作。
注意:
1.    词数100左右;
2.    可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;
3. 邮件的开头和结尾已给出,不计入总词数。
Dear Jim,
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________


Yours,
Li Hua
 
2019届高三模拟(三)
英语答案
听力:   1-5 CBACA    6-10 BABCA    11-15 CBACB      16-20 CABAB
阅读:    21-23 ADB    24-27 CDAB     28-31 BCAC  32-35 BCDA
7选5:    36-40 GBFCE
完型:    41-45  BCADC  46-50  ABDCA  51-55  BDCAB    56-60 CDABD
填词:61. Although/While/Though    62. the  63.for   64.has risen   65.performance   66.taking   67.measured   68.previously    69.that    70.is
改错1. favor 前加a   2.naming---named   3.so---but   4.honestly---honest    5.because---why   6.into---through   7. them--- it  8.advices---advice    9.sending---sent     
10.去掉more

书面表达
Dear Jim,
I’m glad to know that you’ll take part in the “Studying in China” speech contest. I’d like to give you some practical suggestions.
I recommend that you talk about the courses on Chinese traditional culture you’ve attended. The major reason is that they introduce the real treasure in human history. Besides, since you’ve taken the courses systematically, you’re sure to have a deep understanding of them. To do it well, I think you should choose impressive examples to gain the recognition of the judges. Moreover, you have to practice your spoken Chinese to express yourself more clearly and fluently. Speaking skills are also needed, for they can help maximize the effectiveness of your speech.
I really hope my advice will be helpful. Wish you a great success.
Yours,

附听力材料:
Text1
W: It’s such a large park.
M: Yeah, it’s the largest park in the city. And it was rebuilt last year.
W: Where shall we buy the tickets to get in?
M: Oh, over there.
Text2
M: How was your weekend, Nancy?
W: Not too good. I was about to leave for a trip on Saturday morning, when I found my kitchen was ruined by the dirty water from the apartment above mine. I spent the whole weekend cleaning.
M: Oh, that’s terrible.
Text3
W: Tell me about yourself.
M: Well, I currently work in the sales department in a bank. My previous job was at the post office. Before that, I was a part-time sales assistant at Macy’s Department Store.
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W: Now everybody, attention please. Don’t forget to write down your name and school number.
M: How long do we have?
W: 90 minutes. If you finish the paper earlier, you can leave the room.
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W: Excuse me, can you tell me where the classical music department is?
M: Sure. It’s down that walkway and to the left. Can I help you find something?
W: Yes. I’m looking for the latest CD by Adam Lambert. I want to buy it for my daughter.
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M: Loretta, I saw you on the news last night! That was really exciting!
W: Thank you. I had a lot of fun.
M: So, you won a contest, and you received your prize on the news at eight o’clock?
W: Kind of. I won a music competition. The prize was a trip to the television station. Then I got to perform the song I wrote. What did you think of the song?
M: I thought it was absolutely beautiful, but I didn’t know you wrote it. I thought it was written by a professional singer. Very impressive, Loretta! Do you have plans to be a singer?
W: I will just keep singing and see what happens. Even if I never become famous, this is what I love to do every hour of every day.
M: That is very admirable.
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M: Ah, Jenny, cou1d I just have a quick word with you?
W: Er, yes. No problem I hope.
M: Well, actually there is. I’ve just had a complaint from a customer. He said you were rude to him on the Phone.
W: What? Me? Who said that?
M: Well, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear it was Mr. Butler.
W: Oh, him. He’s always really horrible.
M: Yes, I know how hard it is to deal with him.
W: And now he’s complained about me! I’ve always done my best to help him.
M: I know. Look, next time he rings, just put him straight on to me.
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W: Do you have any other hobbies besides stamp collecting?
M: Yes, fishing. I go fishing twice a week.
W: That’s very popular, too. Every time I pass the lake, I see any people sitting there with fishing rods in their hands, but I’ve never seen anyone catch anything.
M: Maybe it’s because you lack patience.
W: Maybe you’re right. I went fishing once. I sat still about four hours and got nothing. I broke my rod and decided not to fish any more.
M: Oh, you didn’t have to do that. Look at that man. There must be a huge fish on the end of the line. Let’s go over and have a look.
W: OK. Wow, what a big fish!
M: So it is interesting to fish with a rod sitting at the lake. Say, what do you often do in your spare time?
W: Oh, nothing special. I read, watch TV and go to the movies.
M: Don’t you have any hobbies, like stamp collecting or things like that?
W: No, I don’t have any hobbies like that.
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W: Karl, you live in a lonely village, don’t you?
M: Ah, not as much as it used to be. My village is on the east coast of Greenland. Boats from Denmark
bring us supplies. And air transport is now the most important method to and from Greenland, and within the island too, as we hardly have any roads.
W: Mmm. Maybe you’ve got the Internet to help you keep in touch?
M: We certainly have. Greenland has moved into the digital age and many people in my village go to an office. They sit at a desk using a computer to do business worldwide. In the old days, people’s work meant fishing in a boat. The modern lifestyle is easier but a lot less exciting.
W: Mmm, you sound a little regretful.
M: In some ways, maybe I am. Our grandparents had amazing skills. They used every piece of skin, fat and bone to make all the things they needed, like clothes, fuel and tools by hand. My grandpa used to hunt with a gun. He often told me the tales of danger and excitement. They attracted me more than the Internet games.
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M: Good morning! I’m Samuel Davis, and this is the ten o’ clock news report. I hope everyone is having a fine Monday morning. It’s getting pretty wet out there, so grab an umbrella and stay dry! I’m here today with Matt Miller, who has completed his 29,000-mile journey in just six weeks, with a total of 180 hours in flight. Beginning in California, he made twenty-five stops in fourteen different countries including England, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Thailand. His final trip was a sixteen-hour flight from Hawaii back to California, just half an hour less than his longest flight from Samoa to Hawaii. Born in South Dakota, Matt is a freshman at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has said that as a child he was scared of f1ying. All of that changed when he received his pilot license at just seventeen. After that, he only spent a few years planning everything out before beginning his journey around the world. Matt is here with us today for an interview. Welcome Matt! First, why don’t you tell all our listeners about the craziest thing you saw during your adventure?


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