People, places and communities

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Item 1

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What is the age difference between the boy and the girl?

There is about one and a half years’ age difference between the boy and the girl. The girl is older.

Boy: 美怡,星期六中午你有空吗?

Girl: 有,什么事?

Boy: 星期六是我的生日,想请你来我的生日会。

Girl: 你是什么时候出生的?

Boy: 一九八七年五月四号。你呢?

Girl: 我是一九八五年十月三十号。我比你大。

Item 2

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Why does the boy feel happy?

The boy is feeling happy because he understands more about different cultures after watching different shows and trying various types of food.

我家附近有一个图书馆。每天放学,我都会到那儿做作业﹑看书和上网。上个周末,我去参加了在我家附近公园举行的多元文化节日,在地区公园举行。早上有很多不同的表演,像中国舞蹈﹑唱歌等。在那儿我买了很多食物,有沙拉﹑比萨饼﹑春卷和炒面,很好吃。看完表演和吃了不同文化的食物,我对各种文化有了多一些的了解。我觉得很高兴。

Item 3

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Why does the speaker’s friend say that the park brings good memories to children?

The park is a beautiful place where parents can spend Sundays together with their children. Children can run in the park, have a picnic, and enjoy the sun. Children could also enjoy stories told by their grandparents.

上个星期天,我和几个朋友去了一个公园散步。这个公园不大不小,里面有不同颜色的花和树,还有一个水池,非常漂亮。

星期天,大人们不用上班,所以公园里,有很多爸爸妈妈带着小孩子。在这么漂亮的地方玩儿,人们的感觉也特别好。有些爸爸妈妈和小孩子在跑来跑去、有些坐在草地上吃东西、有些在晒太阳、也有些爷爷奶奶给小孩子讲故事。看着这些人那么开心,我一个朋友说,公园真是一个好地方,它让小孩子有一个很美好的童年。

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