Education and work

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Item 1

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What is the favourite subject of each of the students?

The girl’s favourite subject is Maths. The boy’s is Physical Education.

Girl: 你今天早上上什么课?

Boy: 英语课,你呢?

Girl: 我上汉语课。我下午才上英语课。

Boy: 你最喜欢哪个科目?

Girl: 我最喜欢数学,你呢?

Boy: 我最喜欢体育,我喜欢打球。

Item 2

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What features of the school appeal to the speaker?

The school is average (in size) with over six hundred students. It has five buildings and three computer rooms. The speaker likes to play computer games and sending emails to friends after school.

我的学校不大不小,有六百多个学生,是一间男女学校。学校有五间教学楼和三间电脑室。下课后,我们常常去电脑室玩电脑游戏和发电子邮件给朋友。

Item 3

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Why does the doctor advise Lily to rest?

The doctor suggests Lily rest as she has a headache, a sore throat and a bit of a cough. The doctor says she has the flu.

医生: 你怎么了?

莉莉: 我不舒服。

医生: 你哪儿不舒服?

莉莉: 我头疼,嗓子疼,有点儿咳嗽。

医生: 发烧吗?

莉莉: 我觉得有点儿发烧。

医生: 你病了几天了?

莉莉: 从昨天开始。

医生: 你感冒了,要多喝水,回家休息几天就好。

莉莉: 谢谢。

医生: 不用谢。

Item 4

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a, Why does David want to quit his study?
b. What does Lanlan think about studying?

a. David doesn't think he's good at studying. He prefers to work for a couple of years and will then consider whether or not to go to university. David doesn’t believe higher education will guarantee a job.

b. Lanlan believes higher education will provide better job opportunities.

大卫: 兰兰,我找到工作了,下个星期我要去上班了。
兰兰: 什么,大卫?你找到了工作?你不上学了?你只是高中二年级的学生,又是男孩子,你,你不想上大学了吗?
大卫: 不想了,我的书读得不好,早点打工,可能对我更好。
兰兰: 多读几年书,以后容易找到一个好工作。
大卫: 不一定。你看,现在多少大学生找不到工作?有些没有上大学的,挣的钱还更多呢。我想先工作两年,然后才想要不要再读书。兰兰,你呢?你有什么打算?
兰兰: 我觉得上大学很重要。读了大学,我才可以找到一个又好、又给人看得起的工作。
大卫: 你以后想做什么?
兰兰: 我想做一个老师。

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