In order to promote equality in education, China has invested 36 billionYuan to improve educational facilities in rural areas and strengthen ruralcompulsory education in Midwest areas. These funds are used to improve teachingfacilities, and purchase books, benefiting more than 160,000 primary andsecondary schools. Funds are used to purchase musical instrument and paintingtools as well. Now children in rural and mountainous areas can have music andpainting lessons as children from coastal cities do. Some students who hastransferred to city schools to receive a better education are now moving backto their local rural schools。
Hetty Green was a very spoiled, only child. She was born in Massachusetts USA in 1835. Her father was a millionaire businessman. Her mother was often ill, and so from the age of two her father took her with him to work and taught her about stocks and shares. At the age of six she started reading the daily financial newspapers and opened her own bank account. Her father died when she was 21 and she inherited 7.5 million dollars. She went to New York and invested on Wall Street. Hetty saved every penny, eating in the cheapest restaurants for 15 cents. She became one of the richest and most hated women in the world. At 33 she married Edward Green, a multi-millionaire, and had two children, Ned and Sylvia。
W: It sounds like a good club. You never know. I may join it too。
23. How did Hetty Green become rich overnight?
22. What do we learn about Hetty Green as a child?
M: Uh, I won’t be here when you come. I’m supposed to be at a meeting from 3:00 to 6:00, but how about leaving it with my secretary? She usually stays until 5:00. W: Fine, please tell her I’ll be there at 4:00. And Dr. Ellis, one more thing, could you tell me where your office is? Janet told me where your class is, but she didn’t give me directions to your office。
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25. What do we learn about Hetty's daughter?
W: Would it be all right to come by your office around 4:00? I’m afraid I can’t come any earlier because I have three classes this afternoon。
10. What favor is the woman going to do for her roommate?
Hetty’s meanness was well-known. She always argued about prices in shops. She walked to the local grocery store to buy broken biscuits which were much cheaper, and to get a free bone for her much loved dog. Once she lost a two-cent stamp and spent the night looking for it. She never bought clothes and always wore the same long, ragged black skirt. Worst of all, when her son, Ned, fell and injured his knee, she refused to pay for a doctor and spent hours looking for free medical help. In the end Ned lost his leg. When she died in 1916 she left her children 100 million dollars. Her daughter built a hospital with her money。
W: I suppose you know lots of people on the train now。
24. Why was Hetty Green much hated?
11. What does the woman want to know at the end of the conversation?
9. Why couldn’t the woman’s roommate attend the Shakespearean English class that afternoon?
15. How does the man spend his time on the morning train?
W: Don’t you think it’s an awful waste of time? I couldn’t bear to spend three hours sitting in a train every day。
M: It was terrible at first, especially getting up before dawn to catch that 6:30 train. But it’s bearable now that I’ m used to it。
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.