Blanca: Hello. I’m calling about the apartment you advertised.
Blanca: I’m interested in a one-bedroom apartment. Do you have any available?
Manager: Yes. I have one. When do you need it?
Blanca: Sometime around next week. What can you tell me about this apartment?
Manager: ___9___The monthly rent is $650, with a $300 security deposit. You pay electricity only. Gas and water is included. Both the heat and stove are gas. You’ll be assigned a sheltered parking space at no extra charge.___10___
Blanca: Sounds good. May I come over tomorrow to take a look?
A.Well, it’s a one-bedroom apartment.
B.What time would you like to come?
C.What kind of apartment are you interested in?
D.And... that’s probably it.
The following is an African folktale:
Long ago the sky was close to the Earth. People did not have to plant their own food. Instead when they were hungry, they just reached up and broke off a piece of the sky to eat. Sometimes the sky tasted like ripe bananas. Other times it tasted like roasted potatoes. The sky was always delicious.
People spent their time making beautiful cloth. They painted beautiful pictures and sang songs at night. The grand king, Oba, had a wonderful palace. His servants made beautiful shapes out of pieces of the sky.
Many people in the kingdom did not use the gift of the sky wisely. When they took more than they could eat, the sky became angry. Some people threw the extra pieces into the garbage.
Early one morning the angry sky turned dark. Black clouds hung over the land, and a great sky voice said to all the people, “You are wasting my gift of food. Do not take more than you can eat. I don’t want to see pieces of me in the garbage anymore or I will take my gift away ”
The king and the people trembled with fear. King Oba said, “Let’s be careful about how much food we take.” For a long time, all the people were careful.
But one man named Adami wasn’t careful. At festival time, he took so many delicious pieces of the sky that he couldn’t eat them all. He knew he must not throw them away. So he decided to try to hide the pieces at the bottom of the garbage pile.
Suddenly, the sky became angry and the clouds turned black. “You have wasted my gift of food again,” yelled the sky. “This time I will go away so you cannot waste me anymore. You will have to learn how to plant crops in the ground and hunt in the forests. If you work hard, you may learn not to waste the gifts of nature.”
Everyone watched as the sky sailed away. From that time on, they worked hard to grow their food and cook their meals. They always tried to remember not to waste the gifts of nature.
Flood-stricken villagers are rescued by a helicopter after the roads were（）.
【1】English food has a bad reputation abroad. 【2】This is most probably because foreigners in England are often obliged to eat in the more “popular” type of restaurant. 【3】Here it is necessary to prepare food rapidly in large quantities, and the taste of the food inevitably suffers, though its quality, from the point of view of nourishment, is quite satisfactory. 【4】Still, it is rather dull and not alway attractively presented. 【5】Moreover, the Englishman eating in a cheap or medium price restaurant is usually in a hurry—at least at lunch—and a meal eaten in a leisurely manner in pleasant surroundings is always far more enjoyable than a meal taken hastily in a business-like atmosphere.
Directions: You are to write in no less than 100 words a notice about an upcoming campus cultural festival. You may base your composition on the Chinese outline given below. Write your notice on the ANWSER SHEET.