山东省威海市 2013-2014 学年高二英语上学期期末考试外研版 本试卷分第 I 卷和第 II 卷两部分，共 12 页。满分 150 分。考试用时 120 分钟。考试结 束后，将本试卷答题卡交回。 注意事项： 1. 答卷前，考生务必用 0.5 毫米黑色签字笔将自己的姓名、座号、准考证号、县区和科 类填写在答题卡和试卷规定的位置上。 2. 第 I 卷每小题选出答案后，用 2B 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。 3. 第 II 卷必须用 0.5 毫米黑色签字笔作答， 答案必须写在答题卡各题目指定区域内相应 的位置，不能写在试卷上；如需改动，先划掉原来的答案，然后再写上新的答案； 不能使用涂改液、胶带纸、修正带。不按以上要求作答的答案无效。 第 I 卷（共 105 分） 第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 该部分分为第一、第二两节。注意：回答听力部分时，请先将答案标在试卷上。听力部 分结束前，你将有两分钟的时间将你的答案转涂到客观题答题卡上。 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，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 do we learn from the conversation? A. May is unhappy. B. May is not beautiful. 2. Whom do you think the woman is talking to? A. A bus conductor. B. A clerk at the airport. 3. What are the speakers discussing? A. The advice of the man’s parents. B. Whether the man’s parents will help him. C. What the man should do after his graduation. 4. What does the woman decide to do? A. To invite the man to lunch next time. B. To treat him to a film. C. To accept the man’s treat again. 5. What does the woman think of the film? A. She thinks the film will win the prize. B. She doesn’t think the film is good.
C. May has no idea. C. A taxi driver.
C. She will vote for the film. 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。每段对话后有几个小题，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。每段对话读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 至第 7 两个小题。 6. What happened to the man? A. He lost his keys. B. He locked his car at the airport. C. He locked his keys in his car. 7. How will the woman help him? A. Lend him her car. B. Drive him home for the spare keys. C. Drive him to the airport. 听下面一段对话，回答第 8 至第 9 两个小题。 8. Who is Mike most probably? A. The speakers’ workmate. B. The speakers’ boss. 9. How did they feel about the news? A. Excited. B. Angry. 听下面一段对话，回答第 10 至第 12 三个小题。 10. Where does the conversation take place? A. In a hotel. B. In a travel agency. 11. What are they talking about? A. The man’s hobby. B. Tour information. 12. How many days ahead does the man need to book? A. One day. B. Two days. 听下面一段对话，回答第 13 至第 16 四个小题。 13. What’s the main topic of the conversation? A. Problems with the man’s apartment. B. Plans of renting a new apartment. C. The cost of rent near universities. 14. What kind of place is the woman looking for? A. Somewhere near her campus(校园). B. An apartment with new furniture. C. A place where she can live alone.
C. The speakers’ father. C. Anxious.
C. In a company. C. Hotel service. C. Three days.
15. How much is the woman likely to pay for the rent? A. $120. B. $190. C. $220. 16. How is the man going to help her? A. He is planning to call his friend for help. B. He will drop the note on the floor of the new building. C. He is going to visit an apartment building near the university. 听下面一段独白，回答第 17 至第 20 四个小题。 17. What is the man majoring in? A. Hotel management. B. Tourism. 18. What’s the woman majoring in? A. History. B. French. 19. How does the woman pay for college? A. She has a part-time job. B. She received a scholarship. C. Her parents are paying for it. 20. What thing did the man NOT say about his job? A. His colleagues are friendly. B. He works long hours. C. The pay is OK.
C. Community service. C. Computer science.
第二部分: 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节: 语法和词汇知识（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中选出可填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21. — Come in, Peter. I want to show you something. — Oh, how nice of you! I _____ you _____ to bring me a gift. A. never think; are going B. never thought; were going C. haven’t think; were going D. hadn’t thought; were going 22. I like to read stories with a rather _____ ending. A. satisfy B. satisfied C. satisfying D. to satisfy 23. When I came in, all the seats _____. A. has taken B. was taken C. had been taken D. had taken 24. He reached Holly Wood in 1984, _____, some time later, he became a famous actor. A. when B. where C. which D. who 25. _____ William became the captain, the team has won all the matches. A. When B. While C. Until D. Since 26. He didn’t give up smoking _____ his doctor told him it was a matter of life and death. A. except when B. after C. until D. in case
27. The Antarctic _____ we know very little is covered with thick ice all the year round. A. which B. where C. that D. about which 28. You _____ have watered the flowers, for it’s going to rain. A. needn’t B. shouldn’t C. couldn’t D. mustn’t 29. _____ the cry for help, people immediately rushed out of the rooms. A. To hear B. Hearing C. Having heard D. They hearing 30. When _____ different cultures, we often pay attention only to the differences without noticing the many similarities. A. compared B. being compared C. comparing D. having compared 31. _____ all my old friends, I felt shy and lonely at my new school. A. Lost B. Being lost C. Losing D. Having lost 32. She _____ concerts every day since last week. A. was performing B. has performed C. has been performing D. had performed 33. We would have bought a larger house if my parents _____ enough money. A. had B. have had C. would have D. had had 34. _____! We should have been at the theatre ten minutes ago. A. Incredible B. Fortunately C. Take your time D. Look at the time 35. Would you _____ my baggage for a moment? I need to wash my hands. A. keep away from B. keep an eye on C. keep in touch with D. keep up with 第二节 完形填空 （共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，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。 Brenda Schmitz, a wife and mother of four boys, passed away from cancer in September 2011. A month before she 36 , Brenda wrote a letter to the Des Moines, Iowa, radio station “Star”. She asked a friend to 37 to mail it until her husband, David, had fallen in love 38 . Every year, the station takes requests for Christmas wishes, helping to 39 a select few. The station brought in David and 40 him by saying they had received a 41 from his wife. "When you are in 42 of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to 43 ," Brenda wrote. "I told my 44 once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and had met someone to 45 his life with again, to mail this letter to all of you at the station." Brenda’s first 46 was a day of pampering( 娇宠 ) for David’s new 47 , Jayne Abraham, who he met in October 2012. "She deserves it, being a 48 to all those boys," Brenda wrote. "Make her 49 and let her know her efforts are truly 50 from me." Brenda also asked for a “magical trip” for the 51 , and lastly, a night out full of drinks, food, and fun for the cancer doctors at the Hospital where she was 52 .
"We’ve been doing the Christmas Wish program for 20-plus years. We’ve never received a 53 like this, ever," station manager Scott Allen said. All three of Brenda’s wishes were fulfilled with the help of the 54 and local sponsors(资 助者), who sent the family of eight to Disney World. "There wasn’t a 55 eye in the room when we got the letter," Allen said. "It really inspired(激励) us to do something for her." 36.A. died 37.A. stop 38.A. soon 39.A. sell 40.A. praised 41.A. letter 42.A. hope 43.A. money 44.A. teacher 45.A. share 46.A. question 47.A. love 48.A. star 49.A. cry 50.A. paid 51.A. family 52.A. born 53.A. wish 54.A. strangers 55.A. wet B. retired B. manage B. again B. reduce B. criticized B. message B. receipt B. exams B. student B. change B. request B. child B. leader B. laugh B. appreciated B. new couple B. treated B. call B. neighbours B. dry C. was killed C. hurry C. easily C. realize C. pushed C. gift C. possession C. career C. friend C. save C. time C. secretary C. cook C. smile C. controlled C. bride C. arrested C. visit C. station C. sharp D. was ill D. wait D. blindly D. break D. surprised D. kiss D. need D. cancer D. doctor D. devote D. line D. colleague D. stepmother D. understand D. rewarded D. children D. hurt D. reply D. government D. blind
第三部分 阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中选出最佳选项，并在答题卡 上将该项涂黑。 A The American tradition of Thanksgiving dates back to colonial times, to the Pilgrims(清教徒) of Plymouth rock Colony. To escape religious persecution( 迫 害 ) in England, the Pilgrims journeyed to the New World on their ship, the Mayflower. After a long journey, they finally arrived at Plymouth Rock in autumn of 1620. They could not finish building the settlement before winter, so many froze to death. They ate most of their food on the journey over, so many also starved. However, the Pilgrims met a Native American named Tisquantum, or Squanto as he was better known, who taught them how to plant corn and catch eel(鳗鱼). By the same time next year, the
Pilgrims had built a steady settlement, and had a bountiful harvest. To thank the Native Americans for their help and to celebrate the harvest, the Pilgrims held a grand banquet(盛宴). Together, they feasted on corn, yams, fish, and most importantly: roast turkey, which became the highlight of the modern Thanksgiving feast. Schools always make a big deal about Thanksgiving, because they feel that it teaches children how to be thankful and to treat others with kindness. I spent the many years of elementary school making paper turkeys, fake cornucopias(a shell filled with food, a symbol of the holiday), and writing lists of what I’m thankful for. When I grew older, I watched movies and read books about the First Thanksgiving, and completed crossword puzzles and word searches filled with holiday themed words. While the idea for Thanksgiving is great, and it is a wonderful opportunity to instill certain values in children, I don’t think we should name a special holiday for being thankful. We should be thankful for what we have every day, not just Thanksgiving. 56. What’s the main reason for the English Pilgrims to leave their home country? A. Political ideas. B. Religious beliefs. C. Hard life. D. Hopes for fortune. 57. What threatened the Pilgrims most when they first arrived the new world? A. Cold and starvation. B. Wild animals. C. Local people. D. Sickness. 58. Why did the Pilgrims hold a banquet one year after their arrival in the new world? A. To memorize their family members left in England. B. To celebrate their survival from religious persecution. C. To thank the Native Americans for their help. D. To celebrate the new state they’ve set up. 59. For Thanksgiving, all the activities are normally done EXCEPT _____. A. enjoying a big meal B. making paper turkeys C. doing crossword puzzles D. sing Christmas songs 60. The passage was written to show the writer’s attitude of being _____. A. knowledgeable B. responsible C. energetic D. thankful B Have you ever been to the world’s smallest bookstore? The World’s Smallest Bookstore, whose official name is just these three words, sits quietly about 100 miles northeast of Toronto. The bookstore is about 10 feet by 10 feet, so it is easy to imagine how tiny it really is. The bookstore is open 24 hours a day. Inside the bookstore are various books, especially literary books and classic authors’ works. So if you are looking for something less popular, you may get a bit disappointed there. Another special feature of this bookstore is that each book only costs three dollars. All the expenses are paid on the honor system, which means buyers should make a note of what they’ve
bought and leave their money by themselves. So the tools of the trade in this bookstore are quite simple: pens, papers, light bulbs and a label-maker. In order to catch passers-by’s attention, the billboards(广告牌) of the bookstore are several times bigger than the store itself. With these large eye-catchers, many people are willing to stop by and have a visit. 61. What’s the passage mainly about? A. The world’s smallest bookstore. B. A strange way of selling books. C. The popular books nowadays. D. The popular bookstores in the world. 62. When can you buy a book in the store? A. In the morning. B. In the afternoon. C. At night. D. At any time of the day 63. Which of the following books might you most probably get in the store? A. Books on popular science. B. Literary books. C. The year book of a university. D. Books on economic control. 64. How could you buy a book from the store? A. The salesman will help you find the book. B. The salesman will get the money for the book. C. Choose the book(s) and leave the money there. D. Pay on the net and then get the book(s) in the store. 65. How does the store attract readers’ attention? A. By putting up a huge billboard. B. By making ads on TV. C. By broadcasting loud music. D. By handing our ads in the street. C First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee High School graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable difficulties with determination and courage. The first lady told the 170 graduates that she spent too much of her own time in college focusing on academic achievements. While her success in college and law school led to a high-profile(备受瞩目) job, she said, she ended up leaving to focus on public service. “My message to all of you today is this: Do not waste a minute living someone else’s dream,”she said. “It takes a lot of real work to discover what brings you joy… and you won’t find what you love simply by checking boxes or padding your GPA(成绩).” She said the school reminded her of her own high school experience in Chicago. “My No. 1 goal was to go to a high school that would push me and challenge me,” she said. “I wanted to go somewhere that would celebrate achievement. A place where academic success wouldn’t make me a target of teasing or bullying, but instead would be a badge of honour.” But Mrs. Obama said
pitifully that not all students have the same opportunities. “Unfortunately, schools like this don’t exist for every kid,” she said. “You are lucky.” The first lady told graduates that failure may be a part of their college lives and careers, and that how they respond to any difficulties will define them. “That’s when you find out what you’re really made of in those hard times,” she said. “But you only do that if you’re willing to put yourself a position where you might fall.” Overcoming difficulties has been the hallmark(特征) of many great people, she said. “There’s this guy Barack Obama… he lost his first race for Congress, and now he gets to call himself my husband.” The first lady joked: “I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures.” 66. Michelle went to Tennessee High School to _____. A. visit her old school B. help the votes for Obama C. welcome new students D. give some advice for the graduates 67. By talking about her academic achievements, Michelle wanted to _____. A. show off her great success in college B. be the example for the students C. warn that it’s not enough to study well D. encourage the students to focus on study 68. According to Michelle’s description, Tennessee High School is likely to _____. A. tease or bully students B. receive black children only C. promise students with GPA D. honour students with academic success 69. How could you find out what you really love according to Michelle? A. Put yourself in a difficult position and meet the challenge. B. Try your best to be successful in academic performances. C. Try everything you are interested in and make comparison. D. Choose a target and insist on it regardless of failures. 70. Michelle mentioned Obama as an example of _____. A. winning the vote B. overcoming difficulties C. being a top students D. doing public service D All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. That saying holds true not only for you and me, but also for some of the most powerful and influential people in the world, such as the presidents of the United States. But how do American presidents spend their vacation time? Let’s take a look! Franklin D. Roosevelt, considered one of the greatest presidents in American history, had limited vacation options because of his polio(小儿麻痹症). He began visiting Warm Springs, Georgia in 1924 for its curative waters and later built a 2,000 acre polio treatment center nearby. He liked to cruise the Potomacon his yacht(游艇) and three times as president returned to his beloved Canadian island of Campobello, with which he fell in love as a kid. Former President Bill Clinton, however, was never much good at vacationing. His staff had to
practically force him to go on vacation his first year in office; his idea of relaxing was reading four good books simultaneously(同时) while enjoying a cigar (chewed, not smoked). He could also lose himself in a game of golf, where his somewhat flexible interpretation of the rules could at times drive his partners crazy. Obama’s predecessor(前任) also knows how to relax. Fishing is in the Bush family DNA: for blue sharks off the coast of Maine or anything with fins, almost anywhere else. George W. Bush also relaxed as president by jogging and clearing brush on his Texas ranch. Since leaving office, he has become an active mountain biker and, more recently, has taken up painting. Obama tends to take a winter break in Hawaii, where he was born and raised, and a summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In between, he plays basketball every couple of weeks and has been known to do some skeet shooting at Camp David. Obama’s favorite pastime, no matter the location, has become easy to spot: golf. 71. What’s the passage mainly about? A. US presidents on holiday. B. Relationship between work and play. C. Famous US presidents. D. Suggestions on spending holidays. 72. What’s the main reason for Franklin choose to spend his holidays in the spring or on his yacht? A. Personal interests. B. Physical disability. C. Tidal current. D. Official arrangement. 73. What’s special when Bill Clinton was playing golf? A. He could often be the top player. B. He could often be the bottom player. C. He did not often respect the rules. D. He usually showed good team spirit. 74. From Paragraph 5, we may infer that _____. A. the Bush family were mostly fishermen. B. the Bush family like to fish only near Maine. C. father of George W. Bush likes to work on farm. D. father of George W. Bush also loves fishing. 75. In the last paragraph, many of Obama’s hobbies are mentioned EXCEPT_____. A. sailing B. playing basketball C. shooting D. golfing 第 II 卷（共 45 分） 第四部分 书面表达（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节 阅读表达 （第 78 题 2 分，第 80 题每题 4 分，其他各题 3 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面短文并回答问题，然后将答案写到答题卡相应的位置上（请注意问题后的词数 要求） 。
 A number of human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to our pets but can prove deadly if eaten. It can be very tempting to offer pets food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended(推荐) by your vet(兽医).  If you suspect your pet may have eaten a dangerous food, contact your vet immediately. In many cases, early recognition and treatment are critical.  Grapes and Raisins(葡萄干) Grapes and raisins can cause sudden kidney(肾) failure in cats and dogs. It is unknown what the toxic agent is in these fruits. However, clinical signs can occur within 24 hours of eating and include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy (tiredness). Other signs of illness relate to the eventual shutdown of kidney functioning.  Garlic and Onions Garlic(蒜) and onions(洋葱) contain chemicals ________________ red blood cells in cats and dogs. Affected red blood cells can lose their ability to carry oxygen effectively. Cooking these foods does not reduce their potential toxicity(毒性). Fresh, cooked, and/or powdered garlic and/or onions are commonly found in baby food, which is sometimes given to animals when they are sick, so be sure to read food labels carefully.  Many cases of human food toxicity in pets are accidental. A pet may find and chew on a package of gum or candy, or steal food from a countertop or table. The best way to prevent this is to keep all food items in closed cabinets or in areas that are inaccessible to pets. This may be particularly difficult during the holiday season, when more candy, chocolate, fruit baskets, and other food items are around. Children should also be taught to never give candy, gum, or other human food items to pets. 76. What’s passage mainly about? (within 8 words) 77. Under what condition should you give pets human foods?（within 7 words） 78. Why are grapes and raisins dangerous to pets? (within 10 words) 79. Fill in the blank in paragraph 4. (within 2 words) 80. What are the two key points of helping pets avoid dangerous human foods? (each within 12 words) 第二节 写作（满分 30 分） 假设你是李华，有高中毕业后申请国外大学（如 Harvard University 等）的想法，但不够 确定，于是给你校外籍职业规划顾问 David 写邮件咨询。要点如下： 1. 申请原因； 2. 自身优势； 3. 未来职业选择的初步想法等。 注意：1. 词数：120-150； 2. 可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
一、听力（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 1 ~ 5 ABCAB 6 ~10 CBACA 11~15 BCBAB 16~20 CACBB 二、语法和词汇知识（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 21~25 BCCBD 26~30 CDABC 31~35 DCDDB 三、完形填空 （共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 36~40 ADBCD 41~45 ABDCA 46~50 BADCB 51~55 ABACB 四、阅读理解 （共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 56~60 BACDD 61~65 ADBCA 66~70 DCDAB 71~75 ABCDA 五、阅读表达（共 5 小题；第 78 题 2 分，第 80 题每题 4 分，其他各题 3 分，满分 15 分） 76. (It’s about) Dangerous human foods to pets./ Human foods are dangerous to pets. 77. If (you are) recommended by your vet. 78. Because they may cause kidney failure. 79. that/which damage/affect；damaging/affecting 80. ① To make sure pets can’t find or get the foods. ② To teach children not to feed pets with the foods. 六、写作（满分 30 分） Tapescript: Text 1 M: Did you see May today? W: Yes. But why does she have such a long face? M: I don’t have the foggiest idea. W: I thought she’d be happy. Text 2 W: Would you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time? M: Yes, madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes. Text 3 M: Really, I don’t know whether to join the army or to find a job after I graduate. W: Why don’t you ask your parents what they think? I’m sure they will help you. Text 4 W: Thanks for lunch. It was delicious. M: It’s OK. W: Next time lunch is on me. M: Don’t be silly. W: I’m serious. M: All right. Next time it’s your treat. W: It’s a deal!
Text 5 M: Is there any possibility of the film winning the prize? W: Not the slightest chance, because audiences didn’t really think very much of it. Text 6 W: What’s wrong, Peter? M: Can you believe this? I locked my keys in the car and I have to go to the airport to pick up my aunt. W: So, what are you going to do? M: I don’t know. Do you think I could borrow your car for a few hours? W: I’m sorry, I really need it this afternoon. M: Well, could you drive me home then? I have spare keys there. W: That’s no problem. M: Do you have a quarter for the phone? My wallet’s in the car, too. W: Here you go. Anything else? M: No, that’s it. I really appreciate it. Text 7 M: So, have you heard the news? W: No, what’s up? M: I just heard that the company is planning to lay off 20 percent of the employees in the next two months. W: You’re kidding! I knew they were looking for some way to cut costs with the lower profits this quarter, but I didn’t think that they would start laying people off. M: Yeah, it’s hard to believe. That’ll be hundreds of people losing their jobs. It’s not just the salary. It means losing benefits, too, you know. I hope it’s not going to be Mike. With three kids and a wife who’s sick, that would really be a blow. W: When will we know who is getting fired? M: I don’t know if we’ll get any warning. If I heard anything else, I’ll let you know. W: Thanks. I’ll do the same. Text 8 M: Hi, this is where I can get information on tours? W: Yes, I can help you with that. What type of tour are you thinking about? There are some great city tours that are one-day or two-day overnight. M: I think I’m interested in a hiking trip to the mountains. I’m so big on nature. Are the overnight trips expensive? W: Not at all. They are very reasonably priced starting at $96 and up. M: Do I need to book ahead? W: Yes, this company requires that you book 72 hours ahead. M: Great. Can I book that here at the hotel tour desk, or do I call the company directly? W: I can book that for you. Just stop by when you’ve made a decision and I’ll take care of it for
you. M: That’s great. Thanks a lot for your help. Text 9 M: Hello. W: Hello, Roger? This is Ann. M: Oh hi, Ann. How have you been? How’s your new apartment working out? W: Well, that’s why I’m calling. I’ve decided to look for a new place. M: Really? Don’t you like it? I thought you did. What’s wrong? W: Oh, I do like it, but it’s a little far from campus, and the time I have to spend on transportation is just killing me. Do you think you could help me? I thought you might know more about the housing situation near the university. M: Ok. So, what kind of place are you looking for? W: Well, I’d like to share an apartment within walking distance to school with one or two roommates. M: Then how much are you planning to spend on rent? W: Uh, somewhere under $200 a month, including utilities, if I could. Oh, and I’d prefer to rent a furnished apartment. M: Hmm. And anything else? W: Yeah, I need a parking space. M: Well, I know there’s an apartment complex around the corner that seems to have a few vacancies. I’ll drop by there on my way to class today. W: Hey, thanks a lot. M: No problem. Text 10 W: Hi, David! M: Hi, Janet. W: What a surprise! It’s been such a long time since the last time we met! M: I was just in the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d drop by. W: Come in. Take a seat. Would you like anything to drink? M: Mmm, coffee would be fine. So, how are you doing? W: Not bad. You? M: I’m doing OK, but I’ve been really busy with my school work these days, and I haven’t had time to relax. W: What’s your major anyway? M: Hotel management. W: Well, what do you want to do once you graduate? M: Haven’t decided yet, probably work for a hotel or travel agency in this area. How about you? W: Well, my first choice, when I started college, was French, but I soon realized that I might have a
difficult time finding a job using the language, so I changed my major to computer science. M: Well, with the right skills, finding a job in the computer industry shouldn’t be so difficult for you. W: Hope so. M: So, do you have a part-time job to support yourself through school? W: Fortunately, I received a four-year academic scholarship that pays for all of my tuition and books. M: Wow. That’s great. W: Yeah. How about you? Are you working your way through school? M: Yeah. I work three times a week at a restaurant near campus. W: Oh, What do you do there? M: I’m a waiter. W: What do you think about it? M: It’s OK. The other workers are friendly, and the pay isn’t bad.