Part Ⅳ Writing(45 marks)
Section A(10 marks)
Erections:Read the following passage. Fill in the numbered blanks by using the information from the passage.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS FOR each answer.
An apprenticeship is a form of on-the-job training that combines workplace experience and classroom leaning. It can last anywhere from one to six years, but four years is typical for most. An apprentice spends the majority of the time in a workplace environment learning the practical skills of a career from a journeyman—someone who has done the job for many years. The rest of the apprentice’s time is spent in a classroom environment learning the theoretical skills the career requires. Being an apprentice is a full-time undertaking.
One of the advantages of apprenticeship is that it does not cost apprentices anything. The companies that hire them pay for school. What’s more, it offers apprentices an “earn while you learn” opportunity. They usually start out at half the pay of a journeyman, and the pay increases gradually as they move further along in the job and studies. Near the end of the apprenticeship, their wages are usually 90 percent of what a journeyman would receive. Apprenticeship also pays off for employers. It can offer employers a pool of well-trained workers to draw from
Despite the advantages, apprentices are usully required to work during the day and phend classes at night ,which leaves little time for anything else. Sometimes, they might be laid off （下岗）if business for the employers is slow.
Once thery have completed the qpprouiceship and become journeymen, they receive a nationally recognized and portable certification and their pay also increases again. Some journeymen continue employment with the companies they apprenticed with; others go on to different companies or become self-employed contractors.
Section B (10 marks)
Direction: Read the following passage. Answer the questions according to the information given in the passage.
On Christmas morning, Linda wakes up, and tries to imagine the wide-eyed surprise of children in another household as they unwrap the present she carefully chose for them. Linda has never met the children, but that’s all part of the joy of giving as secret wantas, she says.
“It’s an amazing feeling to buy gifts on an anonymous(匿名的)basis,” says Linda. “It brings a whole new meaning to the holidays.”
Linda and Tony are an American couple living in Toronto, Canada, and Linda did charitable work as a member of the American Women’s Club of Toronto. As the name suggests, members are U.S. citizens living in Toronto, who join together for fellowship and community service.
To find her “adopted”family, linda goes to the local schools and requests a wish list
For afimily that’s struggling to survive .last year she helped a single mother with three children .the mother works as a cleaning lady is ina nursing home .
“the list is always heartbreaking .they have an opportunity to ask for anything and do just the opposite ,asking for basic clothes or simple toys ,”she says .
“we always buy the kid s a new winter coat ,hats and gloves ”she also buys gifts for the parets .
Last year linda asked the mother for a second wish list ---one that didn’t inclulude the basics. “Every child should have a christmas that sticks with them for alife time .” she purchased ipods for the older children and a video game system for the youngest .”I have learned a very valuable lesson in all of this ”says linda .”pay attention to what’s going on in your own bckyard --no matter where you live .”
The joy of giving as secret Santas is much sweeter when the gift is anonymous.
81.What reaction does Linda imagine the children will have?
(NO more than 5 words) (2 marks)
82.Why did Linda join the the American Women’s Club of Toronto?
(NO more than 10 words) (2 marks)
83.Why did Linda ask for a second wish list?
(NO more than 15words) (3marks)
84.What kind of people does “secret Santas” in the passage refer to ?
(NO more than 12words) (3marks)
Section C (25 marks)
Directions Write an English composition according to the instructions gtven below in Chinese.