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08年高考英语模拟试卷二

08年高考英语模拟试卷二

命题人:叶茂

本试题卷分第一卷(选择题)和第二卷(非选择题)。第一卷1至10页,第二卷11至12页,共150分,考试时间共120分钟。

第一卷(三部分,共115分)

注意事项:

1.答第Ⅰ卷前,考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号、考试科目涂写在答题卡上。

2.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,不能答在试题卷上。

考试结束后,考生将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。

第一部分:听力(共两节,满分30分)

做题时,先将答案划在试卷上。录音内容结束后,你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案转涂到答题卡上。

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。

例:How much is the shirt?

A.19.15

B.9.15

C.9.18

答案:B.

1.What is the woman’s job?

A. A journalist.

B. A teacher.

C. A student.

2. Where are the speakers?

A. In Toronto.

B. In Singapore.

C. In Los Angeles.

3. What do we know about the man?

A. He is hunting for a job.

B. He dislikes the manager.

C. He has had his hair cut.

4. Where does the conversation probably take place?

A. In a library.

B. In a restaurant.

C. In a store.

5. What are the speakers talking about?

A. Popular newspapers in England.

B. Surprising bus drivers in England.

C. Bus drivers threatening to go on strike.

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.每段对话和独白后有几个小题,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将有时间读每个小题,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6、7、8题。

6.What is the man going to do?

A.Take a flight to Japan.

B. Drive the woman to the hotel.

C. Meet a guest at the airport.

7.Where will Mr. Black stay after his arrival?

A. At a hotel.

B. At the man’s house.

C. At the woman’s house.

8.What will take place that evening?

A. Mr. Black’s arrival.

B. A hotel reception.

C. A business meeting.

听第7段材料,回答9、10、11题。

9.Who is the woman buying the gift for?

A. Her son

B. Her brother

C. Her nephew.

10.How much does the woman want to spend on the gift?

A. Twenty dollars

B. Thirty dollars

C. Forty dollars

11.What does the woman decide to buy in the end?

A.A chess set

B. A pen and a pencil

C. A handball set

听第8段材料,回答12、13、14题

12.What is the man?

A. A farmer

B. A doctor

C. A postman

13.What can we learn about Fred?

A. He had the largest farm in America.

B. He grows cotton in his field.

C. He will buy more fields next year.

14.What did the woman do last summer on the farm?

A. She harvested the corn.

B. She killed a cow.

C. She milked a cow.

听第9段材料,回答15、16题。

15.Whose keys are these?

A. They are Jack’s

B. They are Betty’s.

C. The owner hasn’t been found yet.

16.Why hasn’t Joe come to school?

A. He had a headache.

B.He hurt his arm, and he had to see the doctor.

C. He didn’t like school at all.

17.When does this conversation most probably take place?

A. In the early morning.

B. After classes in the morning.

C. In the evening.

听第10段材料,回答18、19、20题。

18.How long has Art been retired?

A. About twelve years.

B. About five years.

C. About eight years.

19.What was Art just before his retirement?

A. A painter.

B. A golfer.

C. An advisor.

20.What is Art’s main activity now?

A. Painting pictures.

B. Playing golf.

C. Making glass.

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15个小题;每小题1分,满分15分)

从A、B、C、D中,选出可以填人空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。21.-- I don’t have any change with me. Will you pay the bill for me?

-- _________ .

A. That’s fine

B. Nothing serious

C. Never mind

D. No problem

22. --Don’t you think it necessary that he _____ to Miami but to New York?

--I agree, but the problem is _____ he has refused to.

A.will not be sent; that B.not be sent; that

C.should not be sent; what D.should not send; what

23. A ll of the guests _____ by 10 o’clock, but the host _____ until fifteen minutes later.

A.had arrived; hasn’t turned up B.arrived; didn’t turn up

C.had arrived; didn’t turn up D.arrived; hadn’t turned up

24.________ , the idea of having to work under a woman defeated him.

A. Wanting the job very much

B. Although wanting the job badly

C. Though he wanted the job very much

D. He wanted the job badly

25.Kathy ______ a lot of Spanish by playing with the native boys and girls.

A. picked up

B. took up

C. made up

D. turned up

26. __________ I explained on the phone, your request will be considered at the next meeting.

A. Which

B. That

C. What

D. As

27. We had to put the meeting off __________ so many people were absent.

A. unless

B. until

C. since

D. though

28. In the English department of that university, there were __________ boys.

A. three times as many girls as

B. as many three times girls as

C. three times girls as many as

D. as many girls as three times

29. The expected results _________he had worked hard seemed hopeless to him.

A.after which B.for which C.with which D.at which

30. 35.By looking at a problem in as many ways as possible。creative thinkers can find solutions

that would ____________remain invisible.

A.otherwise B.yet C.already D.forever

31. The Huangguoshu Waterfalls is a great tourist _____,drawing millions of visitors every year.

A.attention B.attraction C.appointment D.arrangement 32. —Shall we meet tonight?

—Sorry,I’m busy.How about _____ day?

A.every other B.the other C.any other D.some other 33. To all the famous artists’ surprise, the unknown woman’s two paintings are also on

show in the art exhibition.

A.little blue oil B.blue little oil C.oil blue little D.little oil blue 34. Not only give people relaxation and pleasure , but increase their

knowledge of any kind.

A.can travel; it can B.travel can ;can it

C.can travel; can it D.travel can ;it can

35. I would appreciate __________ if you come to m y grandma’s birthday party and say “Hello”

to her.

A.that B. it C. you D. her

第二节完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

阅读下面的短文,掌握其大意,然后从36至55各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

My ears are recently full of joyous remarks from my friends such as, “Oh, Beckham is s o handsome, so cool that I can’t help falling in love with him!”or “What perfect skills he has!”Yes, I agree ____36____ some degree, though I sometimes do want to ask them how much they ____37____ Beckham, apart from his appearance and how much they know about football ____38____ scoring goals. It seems funny that we are crazy for things, with which we are unfamiliar or ____39____ we are uncertain, but we all, my friends ____40____ I, consider this ____41____.

We need these pleasures to brighten up our lives. But that doesn’t mean craziness ____42____ nonsense(胡闹). As an old saying ____43____, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”We should not judge ____44____ from its appearance. We should all know, it is one’s good character and great contribution that ____45____ one a star and unforgettable. Therefore we’d better say ____46____ about Beckham’s good looks.

If we close our eyes, ____47____ in deep thought, we can find that the things that ____48____ us to be happy or sad ____49____ a clear meaning. If w e don’t go deeper and are just satisfied with superficial(表面的)things, ____50____ we will find that we have not really gained anything ____51____ our first impression has blinded and misled us, and we’ll not know the facts we ought to know unless we ____52____ that and make some changes.

It is believed that thinking and going deeper than before is a sign of great ____53____. If one day we are willing to go deeper into everything, no matter how much it ____54____ us, we will finally prove how much we have grown up, how much more sensible, mature, and intelligent we have ____55____.

36. A. to B. on C. in D. at

37. A. learn from B. learn C. know D. know about

38. A. rather than B. except for C. beside D. besides

39. A. with which B. about that C. about which D. which

40. A. not B. as well as C. rather than D. but

41. A. one of life’s pleasures B. one of life’s hopes

C. one of life’s sorrows

D. one of life’s regrets

42. A. but B. and C. or D. or else

43. A. speaks B. goes C. talks D. tells

44. A. something B. nothing C. everything D. anything

45. A. make B. cause C. build D. create

46. A. more B. much C. less D. worse

47. A. fall B. falling C. fell D. fallen

48. A. move B. make C. have D. force

49. A. lack B. have C. include D. cover

50. A. in fact B. indeed C. in while D. sooner or later

51. A. so B. even though C. because D. although

52. A. realize B. refuse C. search D. supply

53. A. joy B. progress C. effort D. work

54. A. cares B. pains C. worries D. minds

55. A. come B. made C. had D. become

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A、B、c、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

B

BRITAIN is a popular tourist place .But tours of the country have pros and cons.

Good news

Free museums .No charge for outstanding collections of art and antiquities .Pop music .Britain is the only country to rival(与……比敌)the US on this score.

Black cabs .London taxi drivers know where they are going even if there are never enough of them at weekends of night.

Choice of food .Visitors can find everything from Ethiopian to Swedish restaurants.

Fashion .Not only do fashion followers love deeply and respect highly brand names such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen; street styles are justly loved, too.

Bad news

Poor service. “It’s part of the place.People can dine out on the rudeness they have experienced,” says Professor Tony Seaton, of Luton University’s International Tourism Research Center.

Poor public transport .Trains and buses promised to defeat the keenest tourists, although the over-crowded London tube is unbelievable popular.

Lack of languages .Speaking slowly and clearly may not get many foreign visitors very far, even in the tourist traps.

Rain. Still in the number one complaint.

No air-conditioning. So that even splendidly hot summers become as unbearable as the down-pours.

Overpriced hotels. The only European country with a higher rate of tax on hotel rooms is Denmark.

Licensing hours. Alcohol(酒)is in short supply after 11p.m. even in “24-hour cities.”56.What do tourists complain most?

A.Poor service. B.Poor public transport

C.Rain. D.Overpriced hotels.

57.What do we learn about pop music in Britain and the US through this passage?

A.Pop music in Britain is better than that in the US.

B.Pop music in Britain is as good as that in the US.

C.Pop music in Britain is worse than that in the US.

D.Pop music in Britain is quite different from that in the US.

58.When is alcohol not able to get easily?

A.At 9:00 p.m. B.At 10:00 p.m. C.At 11:00 p.m. D.At 12:00 p.m. 59.Which of the following is true according to the passage?

A.You have to pay to visit the museums .

B.It’s very cheap to travel by ta xi there.

C.You cannot find Chinese food there .

D.The public transport is poor there.

B

When I was struggling with cancer a few years ago, my wife and I formed our own "couple caution circle". Anytime a doctor came with news of my progress, my wife would give me a big hug. The reports were seldom good during the early stages of my illness. One day a doctor brought particularly frightening news. Staring at my reports, the doctor said in a low voice, "It doesn't look like you' re going to make it."

Before I could ask him a question, my wife stood up, handed me my clothes, adjusted the tubes fastened to my body and said, "Let's get out of here. This man is a risk to your health." As she helped me struggle to the door, the doctor came near us. "Stay back," demanded my wife. "Stay away from us."

As we walked together down the hall, the doctor attempted to catch up with us. "Keep going," said my wife, pushing the intravenous (静脉内的) stand. "We're going to talk to someone who really knows what is going on." Then she held up her hand to the doctor, "Don't come any closer to us."

The two of us moved as one. We found a doctor who give us hope, even though the diagnosis was bad. I could never have made that walk toward wellness alone.

60. From the passage we know _____.

A. when the wife learned her husband would not make it, she went crazy

B. the wife's decision in crisis(危机) contributed to the husband's wellness

C. the husband was diagnosed with cancer by mistake, which upset him

D. the husband became weaker as a result of the doctor's poor treatment

61. What's the author's feeling when writing the passage?

A. Angry.

B. Thankful.

C. Excited.

D. Sad.

62. It can be inferred from the passage that _____.

A. the wife was hard to get along with

B. the doctor was a dangerous man

C. the wife loved her husband very much

D. the husband believed everything would be OK

63. What would be the best title for the passage?

A. A Happy Couple in Crisis

B. Struggle with Cancer

C. In Crisis, Become as One

D. Don' t Believe the Doctor

C

Sometime early in the next century, human beings will move to Mars. They will live there for about a year, and then will be replaced with another group of pioneers. Building the base on Mars will advance our knowledge of the solar system and aid in our understanding of the earth.

We already know that Mars resembles the earth in many aspects:general size, presence of water, length of day, range of temperatures. These resemblances have caused many people to consider a centuries-long project:to terraform Mars. Terraforming means altering a planet’s

surface so that Earth’s life forms can survive there. This concept, previously found only in science fiction is now being seriously considered by scientists.

Terraforming Mars is theoretically simple:add nitrogen and oxygen to the atmosphere; pump water to the surface; and add the earth’s plants and animals in the order in which they developed on Earth. But it will take at least 300 years.

Some people think that such a project is too huge for humans to undertake, but there are very good reasons to make the attempt. The earth now contains some 6 billion people, and no one has any idea of how many humans the earth can support. Our very existence and numbers are threatening many other species. We also have had some experience with terraforming our own planet:altering the landscape, the atmosphere and the climate. Currently terraforming earth has become a wiser activity as we try to control global warming, air and water pollution, and preserve some natural living places.

While the possibility of such a project is small, it is not impossible. Even if earth-bound societies come and go in the next 300 years, the project can continue through the work of the Mars settlers without the need for constant backing from the earth.

The future existence of all the people in our world may very well depend upon our ability to terraform Mars.

64.What would be the best title for this passage?

A.Terraforming Mars. B.Saving the Earth.

C.Travelling to Mars. D.A Newly-found Place.

65.What does the underlined word “altering” mean in the second paragraph?

A.Warming. B.Changing. C.Planting. D.Building. 66.According to the passage the main purpose of terraforming Mars is to .

A.do some scientific research work

B.find out its similarity to earth

C.avoid the dying away of many other species

D.find on Mars living place for the increasing human beings

67.What’s the author’s attitude towards the project?

A.Optimistic. B.Negative. C.Sceptical. D.Objective.

D

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are drawing near. Are you eager to enjoy watching the matches or start serving as a volunteer? First, you need to know about audience manners.

The behavior of courtside audiences is considered to be an important part of sporting culture. In 2004, after world champion Stephen Hendry lost to Ding Junhui in the China Open Snooker Championships, he complained of the noise from Chinese spectators. Perhaps you and your classmates could discuss how to behave while in the audience at the Olympic Games.

Most sporting arenas (竞技场) have rules for spectators written on the back of the tickets. Read your ticket carefully before you arrive. Try to reach your seat half an hour before the start of the event and don’t leave when a game is in progress. When you le ave, remember to take away your soft drink bottles and other trash(垃圾).

During exciting games, try to control yourself. Don’t criticize the performance of players and coaches. Be careful with your words, since some may cause anger among other people in the audience.

Applause is a special form of body language you can use to communicate with players. But

you should do it properly. When players first appear, clap your hands together to welcome them, but don’t go on for too long. After an excellent performanc e, applaud warmly. If someone fails, your applause will help encourage them.

Applause is not welcome, however, while a game is in progress and players need to keep their concentration. Various sports have various rules for the audience.

Enjoying artistic gymnastics requires silence. But lots of cheering can really help basketball and football players. Snooker and table tennis courtside behavior includes a ban on flash photography. Mobile phones are not allowed in shooting centers.

To be a good spectator, you should take time to learn the game-specific rules and related culture of each event.

68.What does the word “spectators” mean in the second paragraph?

A.players B.audiences C.coaches D.organizers 69.What should you do during an exciting game?

A.Control yourself B.Keep quiet

C.Praise the players D.Cheer the players

70.When can’t you clap your hands?

A.When players first appear

B.When an excellent performance is over

C.When someone fails

D.When a player is finishing a very difficult performance

71.When can’t you leave the spot of a game?

A.When the game is going on B.When the game is just over

C.Before the game begins D.When the game comes to an end

E

If you walk slowly through downtown Helsinki during the day, taking in the splendid 19th century buildings, white boats and noise of passing trams, you will start to understand why it is called a city of two colors: white and blue.

The sea is always present in Helsinki. When you take a walk over the great open space of the central square, you will hear seabirds screaming. When you take the tram, suddenly and unexpectedly, you are faced with a calm, shining blue sea. You may notice that people in Helsinki do not rush about as in other cities. Instead, they walk along the roads, politely letting other people by.

A usual way to see Helsinki for the first time is to start out by the boats. You will walk by the elderly women selling fish and vegetables in the market square and find yourself in front of a beautiful park. You may enjoy a pleasant walk in the park for a few hours and then take the tram. Trams are the perfect way to get around in Helsinki. Watching the old houses, parks, theatres, churches, shops, restaurants and people in the streets, you may have a slightly sad film feeling to it.

The pale summer nights are another wonder in the city. Following the waterfront of the city after sunset, you couldn’t help stopping and listening to the sweet silence, interrupted only by the screaming seabirds and leaving fishing boats.

However, in some way, Helsinki is also the most modern city in northern Europe. You will surely want to visit the white Glass Palace, the modern art museum, and all those extremely popular cafes and design stores.

72.Helsinki is called a city of two colors mainly because of the colors of its ________.

A.19th century buildings, boats and parks

B.19th century buildings, boats and seabirds

C.old houses, parks and trams

D.old buildings, boats and the sea

73.The best way to see most of Helsinki is to go ________.

A.by boat B.by bus C.by tram D.on foot

74.The 19th century buildings, the white Glass Palace, popular cafes and design shops in Helsinki all show that Helsinki is _________.

A.both splendid and traditional B.both quiet and noisy

C.both historical and modern D.both old and new

75.This passage is most likely to be found in _________.

A.a story-book B.a geography textbook

C.a research report D.a travel magazine

第Ⅱ卷(共35分)

第四部分写作(共两节,满分35分)

第一节短文改错(共l O小题;每小题1分,满分1 0分)

此题要求改正所给短文中的错误。对标有题号的每一行作出判断:如无错误,在该行右边横线上画一个勾(√);如有错误(每行只有一个错误),则按下列情况改正:该行多一个词:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉,在该行右边横线上写出该词,并也用斜线划掉.

该行缺一个词:在缺词处加一个漏词符号(∧),在该行右边横线上写出该加的词。

该行错一个词:在错词的下面画一横线,在该行右边横线上写出改正后的词。

注意:原行没有错的请不要改。

It was fine while I got up early last Saturday morning. 76.__________

So I decided to go hiking and took some photos in the 77.__________

beautiful country. After breakfast, I took my camera with 78.__________

me and set off. Everything went smooth. I enjoyed my trip 79.__________

so much that I didn’t realize the weather ha d been turned 80.__________

bad. I began to run and it was too late. I was caught 81.__________

in rain and was wet through. I kept on running until 82.__________

I got to a bus stop. I stood there wait for a long time 83.__________

for the bus, shaking with cold. Shortly after I got to home, 84.__________

I had a high fever, which made me stay in bed for three day! 85.__________

第二节书面表达(满分25分)

随着网络的发展,目前很多人给亲朋好友发电子贺卡。请根据以下提示,阐述电子贺卡的优越性。

1.可播放动画和声音;

2.传递速度快。

3.形式多样,还可自己设计。

4.有利于保护环境。

注意:文章包括以上要点,可适当发挥,不要逐条翻译。

词数:100—120字

参考词汇:电子贺卡:electronic card; 动画:animation

答案及听力录音稿

听力

1—5 BAACC 6—10 CABCA 11—15 CBCCC 16—20 BBACB

多项选择

21-25 DBCCA 26-30 DCABA 31-35 BDAAB

完形填空

36-40 ADDCB 41-45 ACBDA 46-50 CBABD 51-55 CABBD

阅读理解

56-60 ACBCB 61-65 BCCAB 66-70 DABAD 71-75 ADCCD

短文改错

76.while 改为when 77.took 改为take 78.正确79.smooth 改为smoothly 80.去掉been 81.and 改为but 82.Rain前加the

83.wait 改为waiting 84.去掉to 85.day改为days

参考范文

With the development of Internet, more and more people tend to send electronic cards instead of paper ones.

Compared with the traditional cards, electronic cards are more interesting and lively, for you can get not only pictures but also sound and even animations. Besides, it’s faster to sen d an electronic card. There are many websites on line where different varieties of cards are available.

If none of these cards are of any interest to you, you can design cards of unique style using FLASH or other software. More importantly, with the popularity of electronic cards, less paper is used for making paper cards, which contributes to the environment protection.

听力录音稿

Text 1

M: We’ll be here in London sitting in a newspaper office or teaching in a classroom full of chalk dust.

W: Well, George, you’ll able to go out in the sunshine sometimes. I’m the one who has to stay in classroom.

Text 2

M: Hi, Ruby. Haven’t seen you for long . Where have you been?

W:I studied in Singapore for two years and then came back to work here in Toronto. Next month I will be sent to a branch in Loss Angeles.

M: You are really lucky traveling around.

Text 3

M: It is said that the manager doesn’t like young people with long hair. Is that true?

W: Well, if you want to get the job, you had better have your hair cut.

Text 4

M: This is a very expensive watch, but I’ve had trouble with it ever since I bought it. I insist on seeing the manager.

W: Actually, there is no need for that, sir. I’ll give you another watch just like this one.

Text 5

W: It says in the newspaper that the bus drivers are threatening to go on strike in England.

M: It’s not surprising. They go on strike every two or three years. What do they want this time? W: Less work, more pay.

M: That sounds familiar.

Text 6

M: Mrs. Spencer, what time is Mr. Black’s flight expected to arrive at Boston Airport ?

W: Around 2 pm, sir. Will you go with the company car to meet him?

M: Yes, so I’d better leave here no later than noon. How about the hotel for Mr. Black and his party?

W: I made the reservations for them last week and checked again yesterday to be sure everything is ready.

M: Including the welcome room for tonight’s reception?

W: That’s right. The manager promised me that everything would be exactly as we have requested.

M: Excellent. I want everything to be the very best.

W: I’m sure it will be. That manager has never let us down yet.

M: We want to make a good impression. Not just to be sure that this business deal is a success, but to pay back the wonderful hospitality we received from them in Tokyo last year.

Text 7

M: May I help you ?

W: Yes, my nephew is graduating from college next week and I’d like to get him a nice gift.

M: What price of gift are you interested in ? We’ll need to know that before we begin looking. W: I usually spend about twenty dollars for a gift. Do you have anything nice for that price?

M: How about a pen and pencil? We could carve his name on them.

W: No, my brother gave him that for his birthday last year.

M: Well, then, would he enjoy a chess set?

W: No, he doesn’t go in much for chess, but he is quite athletic.

M: Then you could get him a handball set.

W: That’s a good idea. I’ll take it.

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M: Are you going to have a holiday this year?

W: Yes. We’re thinking of visiting my brother Fred, who is a farmer.

M: Farming is a very nice job, although farmers have to work hard. They have to get up at 5 in the morning.

W: Well, as a doctor, you are quite used to getting up in the night. Well, I’ve just heard from Fred. He says his corn is ready for harvest. And he’s thinking o f buying some more fields next year.

M: oh, he must be doing well.

W: Yes, he’s proud of having the largest farm in Kent.

M: Have you ever been on the farm before?

W: Yes. Last summer I was. I tried my hand at milking a cow. The result was terrible!

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M: Betty, whose keys are these? I’ve just found them on my desk.

W: They’re not mine, Jack. I saw them this morning after Joe left. He probably forget them.

M: Why did he leave so early? Did he have a class?

W: No. When he was playing basketball, he fell and hurt his arm. I’ll see Joe in class this afternoon. I’ll ask him if the keys are his.

M: If they aren’t his, maybe they’re my uncle’s. He brought me some cakes this morning, you know.

W: That’s right. But he came by car, didn’t he? Then how could he ge t into his car without his keys?

M: Well, they must be somebody’s. I’m sure he’s looking for the keys now.

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Hello! My name’s Art. I’m 74 years old and I live in a retirement community with my wife Kate. I retired about twelve years ago from the bicycle business. I was in the bicycle business for thirty-five years. Twenty of the thirty-five years I ran my own business. After I decided to sell my business, I became an advisor. I worked as an advisor for five years and then I retired. The retirement community I live in requires one to be forty-eight years or older. In the community I engage in many activities, oil painting, watercolor painting, stained glass projects. My major activity, however, is golf. Weather permitting, I play every day. We have a golf course in the community, and since I played more often than I used to before I retired, my game has improved.

沁园春·雪 <毛泽东>

北国风光,千里冰封,万里雪飘。

望长城内外,惟余莽莽;

大河上下,顿失滔滔。

山舞银蛇,原驰蜡象,

欲与天公试比高。

须晴日,看红装素裹,分外妖娆。

江山如此多娇,引无数英雄竞折腰。惜秦皇汉武,略输文采;

唐宗宋祖,稍逊风骚。

一代天骄,成吉思汗,

只识弯弓射大雕。

俱往矣,数风流人物,还看今朝。高者未必贤,下者未必愚