2015 年南侨中学、荷山中学、永春侨中、南安三中、永春三中 高中毕业班“最后一卷”联考 英语试卷
本试卷分为第Ⅰ卷（选择题）和第Ⅱ卷（非选择题）两部分，共 150 分，考试时间 120 分钟。
第 Ⅰ 卷
第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 第一节 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，并标在试卷的相应位置。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。 1．What will the woman do this year? A．Stay at a hotel. B．Rent a house. C．Buy some furniture. 2．When should they start out for the concert by bus? A．Before 7:45. B．At 8:00. C．After 8:15. 3．Why does the man come to England? A．To attend university. B．To go on a tour. C．To have a meeting. 4．How does the woman get to linden street? A．By taking the subway. B．By walking across a park. C．By taking the train on the downtown platform 5．What can we learn about the scheduled flight? A．It takes off on Tuesday mornings. B．The return fare is﹩428. C．There are no discounts. 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，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你有时间阅读 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 至 8 题。 6．What happened to the cookies? A．The man ate them all. B．The man put them in the fridge. C．The man ate them all. 7．Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A．In the restaurant. B．At home. C．In the candy shop. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 9 题。 8．What does the woman dislike? A．Parties in her house. B．Mozart. C．Coca-Cola. 9．What will the woman do tonight? A．Drink some Coca-Cola. B．Stay with her sister. C．Move to Japan. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10．Where does the conversation take place? A．In a bedroom. B．On their way to school. C．On the sports ground. 11．Who won the boy’s high jump? A．Peter. B．John Smith. C．Kate’s classmate. 12．What is the man going to do? A．Join in the boys’ 400 meters race. B．Return home. C．Go to the classroom. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 l 6 题。 13．What is probably the woman? A．A professor. B．A bookseller. C．A librarian. 14．Why does the man need to the bank? A．To prepare for his sociology class. B．To learn something about the modern age. C．To satisfy his professor. 15．What can a student do with a book in the reserves room(储备室)? A．Take it out of the room. B．Read it for a few hours. C．Place it on a special shelf. 16．What is the man going to do next? A．Go to visit his professor. B．Go to the reserves room. C．Return to the classroom. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17．Why do many students like online education? A．It gives students independence. B．It has set times.
C．There are no classrooms. 18．Where is the university of phoenix located? A．In Arizona. B．In Colorado. C．In Illinois. 19．Which university offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees? A．The University of Phoenix. B．Jones international university. C．Cardean University. 20．What is the educational advisers’ advice? A．To find a famous university. B．To complete the courses as soon as possible. C．To make sure the degree is recognized in your country. 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节. 满分 45 分) 第一节 单项填空(共 I5 小题；每小题 l 分. 满分 l5 分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑 21. His research can serve as ______ valuable reference for the UN to control the spread of EBOLA, ______ deadly virus. A. a , the B. a , a C. the, a D. / , the 22. Sorry to have kept your waiting so long , but it’ll still be some time before Mr. Smith is ______. A. accessible B. comfortable C. available D. fashionable 23. I was surprised to find my bag empty after getting off the bus. Someone ______everything! A. had been stealing B. had stolen C. have stolen D. have been stealing 24. ____ everyone felt the task was tough, I never thought of giving up. A. While B. Once C. If D. Until 25. In a world of diverse civilizations, we should all seek to live______. A. in harmony B in trouble C in action D in danger 26. As a fresh man , what ______ is to find a right position which best suits your personality and ability . A. settles B. pretends C. matters D. repeats 27. It remains to be seen ______ Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential race. A．when B．where C．how D． whether 28. ______ in a heavy traffic is quite an unpleasant experience. A. Being caught B. Caught C. Catching D. Catch 29. The president is said ______ to visit our country next week . A. coming B. to come C. to have come D. will come 30. He could not ______ his coming late to school. A. adopt to B. adapt to C. apply to D. account for
31. Although my English teacher is an elegant lady, she ______be extremely hard to work with . A. can B. shall C. need D. must 32. I failed in the final examination last term and only then ______ the importance of studies. A. I realized B. I had realized C. had I realized D. did I realize 33. I must find out ______ so many students made the same mistake. A. it was why that B. why was it that C. was it why that D. why it was that 34. -- Did you get the last bullet train to Fuzhou yesterday? -- No. The road to the station is being widened. Otherwise I ______there twenty minutes earlier. A. would be B. should be C. would have been D. should have been 35. -- How is the trip to Xiamen during the May Day Holiday ? -- ______ . I can't speak too highly of it. A. You said it. B. It's awful! C. Don't mention it. D. Oh, wonderful indeed! 第二节 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四个选项（A、B、C、D）中, 选出可以填入空白 处的最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 "Hi! Jimmy, how was school?" I asked my 36 after he began kindergarten(幼儿园) this year. "The work is too 37 and there's not enough time to play." he replied with a deep 38 . I couldn't help but remember Jimmy's mother， my daughter, Jane, and her 39 to the first day of school. When Julie 40 home that afternoon. I asked her the same question. She also replied with a long, 41 face but her answer was a little different as she announced. "I didn't learn to 42 today." What a disappointment for a little girl who thought she would 43 know how to read her little books after the first day of school. I had to explain to her that she would 44 learn to read but didn't happen quite that fast. My 45 went back to my school days again. I could almost 46 the chalk dust in the air. I suppose few schools still use chalk and blackboards. They have probably been 47 with newer equipment and large computer screens On the first day of school, the expectation was so 48 that I would be up early in the morning and 49 long before it was time to leave for school. We _50 about 6 blocks to school 51 new shoes that felt tight and carried our small supplies inside a cigar box from one of the local stores. The stores must have saved cigar boxes just to give to us children .We 52 them from year to year until they fell apart. The first day of school was a new beginning, although there might be 53 on the first day.
The doors of knowledge had been opened and we 54 great learning adventures. It is an __55_ in our lives that most of us remember. It's a big step for a small child toward leaving babyhood and so "there isn't enough time to play". 36. A. son B. brother C. grandson D. cousin 37. A. hard B. loose C. long D tired 38. A. cheer B sigh C. concern D. expression 39. A. reaction B. approach C. attention D. access 40. A. escaped B. left C. headed D. returned 41. A. cheerful B. sad C. friendly D. familiar 42. A. write B. speak C. listen D. read 43. A. widely B. perfectly C. magically D. commonly 44. A. eventually B. originally C occasionally D. constantly 45. A. idea B. mind C. view D. sight 46. A. reach B. imagine C. taste D. smell 47. A. decorated B. replaced C. exchanged D. equipped 48. A. small B faint C. great D. slight 49. A. nervous B. curious C. ready D. anxious 50. A. walked B, ran C. drove D rode 51. A. on B. with C. by D. in 52. A. hid B. saved C. used D. protected 53. A. anxiety B. excitement C. disappointment D. sorrow 54. A. demanded B. expected C. promised D appreciated 55. A. event B. matter C. affair D. accident 第三部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题，每题 2 分，满分 40 分） 阅读下列短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白 处的最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A When my now 19-year-old daughter Shanna was in Grade 3, all of Mrs Mathews’ students were given a small pot with a bean seed to plant．Green string beans are pretty strong and the perfect seed to use when promoting green thumbs （园艺技能）in young children. Once the bean plants had flowered，their teacher allowed the kids to carefully transport it from school to home． Once home， Shanna looked around for the perfect location and settled on a sunny south window sill （窗台）and then proudly declared，“Soon I can feed the whole family！” Shanna’s sisters were jealous and even our cat looked interested，which should have a
warning to me because when I woke up the next morning，I saw that the bean plant had been unkindly knocked off the window sill．The plant, it seemed, was a goner. As I gently began to explain that the bean plant had to be put in the compost, her reaction was not what I expected. She said, “Everything will be OK，Mom；the plant will get better．” She secured the first aid kit （急救箱）from the bathroom, and a deep belief that the sad looking near-dead bean plant would live and even produce food! Days later， to my surprise, the bean plant was standing tall and looking lively． It was also amazing to see that the one and only bean, had become fleshy almost completely masking the claw marks that had scarred it. This time we built a castle of heavy books to keep it safe until our day of reward. I set the table beautifully for Thanksgiving dinner. The beans were carefully divided by 5, which awarded each person 2 small pieces, claw marks and all. They turned out to be the best green beans I had ever eaten! In my work as a youth motivator I am brought together with kids and teens that all desperately need people to believe in them. Now, more than ever, no matter what I have been told about a child or a teen and their behavior, I see everyone, no exceptions, with the same eyes and heart that my daughter used on her broken, beaten up bean plant 56. We can infer Mrs Mathew made her students . A. eat more beans as healthy food B. develop their ability of growing plants C. learn the hard work of farmers D. make a research in the bean structure 57. According to the writer, she should have thought that . A. the plant might fall off the window sill B. other children might be jealous of Shanna C. the cat might make trouble to the bean plant D. the bean plant might die for lack of sunlight 58. Knowing the plant was broken, Shanna . A. had to throw it to the compost B. decided to find out who was to blame C. gave up the idea of feeding the whole family D. gave the plant a first aid immediately 59. What lesson did the writer learn from her daughter? A. Children need to be well taken care of. B. A child with bad behaviors can become good. C. Every child is growing like a bean plant. D. A child is very easy to believe in others. B
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was originally going to be called Something That Happened. But in May 1936 his puppy ate the written manuscript（稿）! This left him with two months work to do over again. Steinbeck got up at dawn every morning to write. After months of intense work, the novel was finished by the second week of August 1936, and sent off to his agent, Elizabeth Otis. Shortly before it was published, Of Mice and Men was chosen by the“Book-of-the-Month”Club, guaranteeing it a large audience and big sales, Steinbeck found the news“gratifying but also frightening.”The book was a big success; it was published in early February 1937 and by mid February had sold 117,000 copies. “That’s really a lot of books,”said Steinbeck. As it leapt into the bestseller lists, it made Steinbeck suddenly a author. He was now a pubic person, and there were parties in his honor (in New York). But his shyness and need for privacy made this difficult for him. When he finally got away for a well-earned holiday in Europe, Steinbeck wrote in a letter: “I just need to get away from being John Steinbeck for a little while.” Of Mice and Men is a story of loneliness, love, and need, a story of homeless and rootless men who have nothing or nobody except each other. Steinbeck expresses that everybody gets lonely and that everybody needs somebody, a friend. Crooks, the black stable hand said it plain and simple,“A guy needs somebody-to be near him.” He complained, “a guy goes nuts （失去理智）if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, I tell ya,” he cried, “I tell ya, a guy gets too lonely, an he gets sick.” George’s taking care of Lennie and the dream of the farm are attempts to break the pattern of loneliness that is part of the human condition. Similarly , Lennie’s desire to pet soft things comes from his need to feel safe and secure, to touch something that gives him that feeling of not being alone in the world. For Lennie, the dream of the farm means that security. Steinbeck reinforces （加强） the theme of loneliness in subtle and not so subtle ways. Near the farm, for example, is the town of Soledad. The town’s name, not accidentally, means“solitude”or“alone.” Also, the others’ reactions to George and Lennie traveling together reinforces that, in Steinbeck’s world, traveling with someone else is unusual. 60. How long has Of Mice and Men been published after it was finished? A. For two months. B. For three months C. For about six months. D. For about a year. 61. The underlined word “gratifying” in the second paragraph probably means . A. indifferent B. disgusting C. delighting D. ridiculous 62. What cat we learn from the third paragraph?
A. Attending all kinds of parties was Steinbeck’s favorite. B. In order to find private time, Seinbeck went to Europe. C. Steinbeck lost himself after he gained the honor in New York. D. Steinbeck was difficult to get along with because of his shyness. 63. How did Lennie remove his loneliness? A. By taking care of his friend. B. By taking about his dream. C. By working hard make money. D. By touching something soft. C Jung-Ping Lin China For me, the most impressive commercial I ever saw was a diamond commercial. Early in the morning ,a couple of lovers The man were standing on a deck （甲板） , facing a beautiful lake . began the conversation in a serious tone and said, ”We have been together for a long time ,and I don’t think we should let our relationship keep going like this.” Hearing that ,the girl turned toward the man, an expression of surprise and sadness appeared on her face. She clearly thought he wanted to leave her, but then the man presented her a ring which he had been holding behind his back. When the girl saw the ring , she smiled like a flower .She realized that he was proposing to her. Then the film showed their wedding in a church. Both of them were smiling sweetly. I loved that commercial because the view was so beautiful. In fact , this was a very popular commercial among young single adults in my country. Christine Leprince from France The commercial, I recall, took place on a bus, A girl was going to enjoy a chocolate bar. Everything around her was quiet. When she was starting to bite into her bar, there was a terrible shaking. The girl was surprised, but instead another of stopping, she went on and crunched （咬碎）into it time. That time, it was like an earthquake around her. The girl was so greedy that she didn’t care about what was happening around her. In my opinion, that TV commercial was very effective. Humor and surprise were combined to create a funny ad. It seemed that chocolate bar was so delicious that you could forget the world around you. I believe that many people, especially children, must have liked
this commercial and been influenced to buy that chocolate bar. 64. Why did the girl feel surprised and sad ? A. Because the man wanted to leave her. B. Because the man didn’t show her the ring C. Because she misunderstood the man’s meaning. D. Because the man spoke in a serious tone 65. What happened when the girl was about to eat the chocolate bar? A. Everybody became quiet. B. the bus shook violently. C. An earthquake happened. D. The bus came to a stop. 66. Why did Christine Leprince like the ad? A.Because it was about chocolate. B.Because one could forget the world around. C.Because the chocolate was delicious. D. Because it combined humor and surprise. 67. What are these two people talking about? A. Their most impressive commercials. B. Their most liked products. C. Different kinds of commercials. D. The making of commercials. D Watching the Northern Lights shining on the sky’s natural canvas may be on your list already, but be prepared to up the money. A developer is creating a floating, snowflaked -shaped glass hotel from which guests can stare in fear at the Northern Lights from their beds. The project is called Krystall. Eighty-six luxury rooms will be covered within a glass structure alongside conference rooms and a spa（温泉）, all of which is only accessible by boat. The stationary （静止的） hotel will be built near in northern Norway reportedly between bays. It will be constructed, in pieces, in dry docks, before being fit together on location. Explaining the physics and design of the hotel, Kone Olthuis, Dutch architect and founder of Waterstudio, a specialist in floating structures, said: “The floating base is very big and because of that also very stable. You will not notice any movement. Different to any vessel （舰）this hotel is a floating building and will not move. The shape provides most of the stability but cables are used to take away any speed.” “Same look and feel as a land based hotel but then on the most beautiful spot on the water. The hotel is not connected to land so all the things will be provided by boats.” According to Mr Olthuis, who wouldn’t tell the actual cost of the project, the budget is 15 per cent more than it would have been if it were built on land. He said that an important
thing to the hotel’s construction was for its creation to be “scarless”on the perfect environment surrounding it. “We call it a scarless development. If you take it away after a hundred years or so it will not leave any physical footprint. That is the only way to bring developments to such a valuable and beautiful marine environment in Norway.” It is hoped that the hotel will be “self-supporting sustainable” using top of the range technology, helping to support the “growing eco-tourism market.” “Dutch Docklands has learned to live with the water instead of fighting it,” the firm states. “Floating houses are common in the Netherlands but we took that technology abroad and scale it up in size.” 68. What do we know about Krystall? A. It is built as a whole at a time B. It is designed for enjoying the Northern Lights. C. It can float here and there stably. D. It is constructed with glass for every room. 69. According to Mr Olthuis, what concerns most about the hotel is . A. how to keep it existing for hundred years B. how to cause no damage to each piece C. how to build it with a lot less money D. how to make it environmentally friendly 70. What Mr Othlis said in the last paragraph implies that . A. Dutch developed a sense of adapting to nature B. eco-tourism is a growing market in the Netherlands C. it needs technology to build floating houses D. it is common to see house floating on water 71. What is the main idea of the passage? A. Build a floating houses to live in. B. View the Northern Lights in a floating hotel. C. Live with water in a glass hotel in Norway. D. Use the Northern Lights in a glass hotel. E One's beliefs are revealed not so much in words as in the assumptions on which one habi t ual l y act s and i n t he b asi c v al ue s b y whi c h al l cho i ces ar e t est ed. The foundation of my own value system was laid in childhood with parents who believed that personal honesty came first. They never asked, ”What will people think?” The question was, “What will you think of yourself, if you do this or fail to do that?” Thus, living up to one’s own concept of oneself became a basic value, A second basic value, in some ways an extension of the first, I owe to an old college
professor, who had suffered more than his share of sadness and trouble. Over and over he said to us, “The one thing that really matters is to be bigger than the things that can happen to you. Nothing that can happen to you is more important that the was you end it” Gradually I realized that here was the basis of the only real security and peace of mind that a human being can have. Nobody can be sure when disaster, disappointment, or injustice may come to him through no fault of his own. Nor can one be guaranteed against one’s own mistakes and failures. But the way we meet life is ours to choose. The acceptance of these two basic values led to a third. If what one is and how one meets life are of first importance, one is not impressed by another's money, status, or power, nor does one judge people by their race, color, or social position. This opens up a whole new world of relationships, for when friendships are based on qualities of mind and character, one can have friends among old and young, rich and poor, famous and unknown, educated and unlettered, and among people of all races and all nations. Given these three basic values, a fourth became necessary. It is one's responsibility to help create a social order. Human beings must have an opportunity for the fullest development of which they are capable. One is thus led to work for a world of freedom and justice through those social agencies and institutions which make it possible for people everywhere to realize their highest potentialities. Perhaps all these add up to a belief in what has been called the human use of human beings. When we pray, or feel pity, when we think and reason, pursue ideas, seek truth, or read a book, when we protect the weak and helpless, when we honor the noble and cherish the good, when we cooperate with our fellow men to build a better world, our behavior is worthy of our s t a t u s a s h u m a n b e i n g s . 72. What is the most important value according to the author? A. Face grief and trouble positively. B. Live up to one’s own conception of oneself C. Begin a wide relationship with people around. D. Help create a social order. 73. The underlined sentence in Paragraph 4 probably means . A. we can choose how to face our life B. our mind can be peaceful after some failures C. we can choose our own life D. each of us can make mistakes sometimes 74. What does the author want to tell us in the last paragraph? A. We might as well help social agencies function well B. We should think and reason while reading a book C. We can cooperate to build social institutions D. When we help those in need and admire the noble, we achieve the human use of
human beings. 75. Where does this text probably come from? A. Science fiction. B. Children’s literature. C. A magazine D. A news report. 第Ⅱ卷（非选择题 共 35 分） 第一节 短文填词（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 阅读下面短文，根据下列提示：1）汉语提示，2）首字母提示，3）语境提示，在每个空 格内填入一个适当的英语单词，并将该词完整地写在右边相对应的横线上。所填单词要 求意义准确，拼写正确。 Columbus was one of the few people who said the Earth was (76) r_____ and that it ran around the sun. In 1492, he took ships and started sailing west. The ships were (77) c_____ The Nina, The Pinta and The Santa Maria. He hoped to (78) r_____ India and discover a different way to the country and an improved route to bring valuable things back to(79)______ (欧洲). Columbus was from Italy but he couldn’t get the money to make his exploration until he’d managed to (80)______(说服) the king and the queen of Spain. The story goes that Queen Isabella gave him her jewels so he could buy the ships and supplies that he needed. Spain wanted to expand its land. The queen was sure this was the (81)______(完美的) way to do that. It was also difficult for Columbus to find men to go (82) ______ him because it was said that they’d sail off the edge of the Earth and never be seen again. (83) _____ last, Columbus didn’t find a new route to India but discovered a world (84)_____ was completely new to Europeans and this helped Spain become one of the strongest (85)n_____ in the world. 76.________ 81. ________ 77. ________ 82. ________ 78. ________ 83. ________ 79. ________ 84. ________ 80. ________ 85. ________
第二节 书面表达(满分 25 分)
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As we all know, kindness is a very important part of living. Kindness is not something that can necessarily be paid back. It doesn't take much to be kind. A smile, a gentle look, a gentle touch on the arm, and a hug will let people know that you care about them. Students should learn how to be kind to others．But in what ways? First of all, we should
respect others．Everybody has their own way to do things, so we should understand each other．Besides, it is important for us to communicate with each other and share our happiness and sadness．What’s more, we should offer necessary help to those who are in trouble．Then we will feel very happy. So why don't you try a random act of kindness? I think you'll like how you feel, and you will like the results. 听力原文 Text 1 M: What are you going to do? Rent a room or stay at a hotel? W: We’ve done both. This year we’re going to rent a furnished house. Text 2 W: Shall we have a cup of tea here? M: OK. The concert begins at 8:00 and it will take us fifteen minutes to get there by bus. We still have plenty of time. Text 3 W: What is the purpose of your visit to England? M: I’m going to attend a conference. It will be held on May 4 in Cambridge University. Text 4 W: Excuse me, officer. Can you tell me how to get to Linden Street, in Riverdale ? M: Take the subway to Van Cortlandt Park. It’s the No.1 train, the uptown platform. Text 5 M: There’s one scheduled flight a week, at 5:30 am on Tuesday. The fare is $428 one way, $810 return. W: Are there any discounts? M: Ummm, there’s a 20% discount for senior citizens. Text 6 W: John, where are the cookies? I can’t find them in the fridge. Don't tell me you ate them all! Again! M: Yes, I did. I couldn't help it. They were so good. W: I thought you didn't like cookies. M: Well, I don't like cookies flavored with meat at all. But chocolate is different. I love them to death. W: Huh, I didn't know that. M: Well, tell you what, chocolate cookies taste even better with a glass of cold milk. Text 7 W: Bye! Have a nice night. You won’t play any loud music, will you? You know I don’t like parties in my house. M: Oh no, Mrs. White! Only Mozart and maybe Vivaldi. W: And of course no alcoholic drinks either! M: No, certainly not. Only Coca-cola.
W: Good. Well, I won’ be back tonight. I’m staying with my sister. She’s moving to Japan this Sunday. Goodbye, boys! M: See you in the morning, Mrs. White! W: By the way, everybody must go home at 11 o’clock. M: Oh, all right. Bye. Text 8 M: Well done! Congratulations, Kate! All the members of your team run so fast. W: Thank you. I felt sorry for Peter. He dropped the relay stick. M: Who won the boy’s high jump? Do you know the result? W: I don’t know. Oh, just listen to the loudspeaker. It’s announcing the result of the high jump. M: Ah, John Smith from our class won. W: Well done! Your class! By the way, who won the girls’ 400 meters race? M: I’m not sure. Oh, I must go. Next is the boys’ 400 meters race. W: Good luck to you and your team. M: Thank you! Text 9 W: Can I help you? M: Yes. My sociology class is supposed to read a chapter in a book called Sociology and the modern age. But I can’t find it. W: Let me see. Oh yes. It’s on reserve. You need to go to a special room called the reserves room to read it. M: I’m sorry. I still don’t understand what you mean by “on reserve”. W: You see, if one student takes the book from the library, none of the other students will get to read it. So your professor placed it on reserve. M: So will I be able to find this book? W: Yes, you can go to the reserves room and ask the reserve librarian for it. M: Can I take it out of the reserves room? W: No. You can have it for a few hours, and you MUST read it in the room. M: OK. Thank you. I understand now. W: Is there anything else? M: NO! I’m on my way to the reserves room. Thanks again! Text 10 W: Let’s welcome professor Smith to our school to tell us something about American universities that offer classes online. M: Thank you! Today we will discuss how some students are able to stay in their home countries and still earn degrees abroad. Many students who take classes online say they like the independence of online education. Students do not have to sit in classrooms and do not have to attend courses at set times. American universities have been offering classes online for a number of years. The University of Phoenix, in Arizona, has been offering such degrees since
1989.University officials there say they try to provide students with a social experience as well as an educational one. Jones International University in Colorado describes itself as the first fully-online accredited university, and has been so since 1993. The university offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Another online school is Cardean University in Illinois. It began in the year 2000, and offers a Master of Business Administration degree. It says its courses can be completed in as few as twenty-two months. Educational advisers say that before you enter any program you should make sure the degree is recognized in your country.