You see the following notice in an international magazine.
Be someone famous for a day
If you could change places for 24 hours with a famous person alive today,
who would you choose, and why？
The best article will be published in our magazine next month.
Write your article.
MY HOME TOWN
I was born in one of the the most interesting cities in Malaysia. It has a rich, colourful history and many parts of the city have hardly changed at 【C1】______ during the last five centuries. However, nowadays, it is 【C2】______ longer the trade centre that it once 【C3】______ it is difficult to imagine that at one time its harbour 【C4】______ to be visited by over 2,000 ships a week, and that the huge warehouses along the quayside would have 【C5】______ full of spices and silks, jewels and tea.
The old city centre is small, which 【C6】______ it very easy to explore 【C7】______ foot. A river neatly divides the town, 【C8】______ only physically but in spirit too. On one side, you find a 【C9】______ many grand houses, but immediately you cross the river, you find【C10】______ in ancient Chinatown, which is where you really 【C11】______ a step back into the past.
From the earliest times, this has been the heart of the city and it's fun to wander through the colourful, noisy backstreets. As 【C12】______ as the streets that sell a wide 【C13】______ of clothes and shoes, there are also streets famous 【C14】______ high quality antiques. Unfortunately, most of the bargains disappeared many years ago. However, 【C15】______ you look around carefully, you could still come across an interesting souvenir.
A JOB WITH RISKS
Have you ever been to the cinema and wondered in amazement. how AMAZE
film stars manage to perform. 【C1】______ acts like jumping off buildings or driving DANGER
at great speed？ They don't, of course. The real 【C2】______ are usually stunt men PERFORM
or women, who can earn a very good 【C3】______ by standing in LIVE
for the stars when necessary. The work is 【C4】______ demanding and, before INCREDIBLE
qualifying for this job, they have to 【C5】______ their ability in six sports including PROOF
skiing, riding and gymnastics.
Naturally, 【C6】______ and timing are important and everything is planned down SAFE
to the 【C7】______ detail. In a scene which involves a complicated series of TINY
actions, there is no time for 【C8】______ mistakes. A stunt man or woman often CARE
has only one chance of getting things right, 【C9】______ film stars, who can LIKE
always film a scene 【C10】______ until it gains the director's approval. REPEAT
Things which used to be used in the House are part of the exhibition.
It is sometimes possible to have a boat ride.
The current inhabitants belong to the Highfield family.
For questions 16-20, mark the correct letter A-H on your answer sheet.
Amy: I can't decide what subject to study at university.
Helen: 16 ______
Amy: I always do well in chemistry exams.
Helen: 17 ______
Amy: I don't agree. I don't like it. What I really enjoy studying is history.
Helen: 18 ______
Amy: Yes. They all say I should choose the subject I enjoy the most.
Helen: 19 ______
Amy: Well, Dad wants me to do business studies so I can earn a lot like you!
Helen: 20 ______
Amy: So I should choose history then!
A. I don't like history much.
B. What about your parents？
C. Of course you can. What's the problem？
D. Well, that's an interesting and useful science subject.
E. Where will you study？
F. I agree, money is quite important but I think your teachers are right.
G. Have you talked to your teachers about it？
H. Which subject are you best at？
You can buy plants in what was formerly the walled garden.
It looks as if Susan has left her jacket behind.
Susan ____________________ her jacket behind.
PUTTING ON A STAGE SHOW
The opening night of a stage show means excitement and glamour. EXCITE
Often it also means【C1】______ problems suddenly arising. And that is even EXPECT
more true if you are planning to take 50 total【C2】______ and produce the STRANGE
【C3】______ South Pacific in two days. But that's what mother-and-daughter MUSIC
team Linda and Nicki Metz are【C4】______ offering as a weekend course. CURRENT
The plan seems 【C5】______ although the two leading parts in the show will be AMBITION
taken by【C6】______ actors. Technical staff will be on hand to give expert PROFESSION
advice to【C7】______ Linda says: "It will be a great weekend for people to do PERFORM
something【C8】______ and achieve something at the same time. People have ENJOY
a【C9】______ to work better if they have a deadline. A lot of people also TEND
discover talents that they were 【C10】______ of." AWARE