Cassandra Feeley finds it hard to manage on her husband’s income. So this year she did something more than a hobby: She planted vegetables in her yard. For her fist garden, Ms Feeley  has put in 15 tomato plants, and five rows of a variety of vegetables. The family’s old farm house has become a chicken hourse, its residents arriving next month. Last year, Ms.Rita Gartin kept a small garden. This year she has made it much larger because, she said, “The cost of everything is going up and I was looking to lose a few pounds too; so it’s a win-win situation all around.”

They are among the growing number of Americans who, driven by higher living costs and a falling economy(经济), have taken up vegetable gardening for the first time. Other have increased the size of their existing gardens. Seed companies and garden shops say no since the 1970s have there been such an increase in interest in growing food at home. Now many gardens across the country hacek been sold out for several months. In Austin, Tex., some of the gardens have a three-year waiting list.

George C.Ball Jr, owner of a company, said sales of vegetable seeds and plants are up by 40%, over last year, double the average growth of last five years. Mr.Ball argues that some of the reasons have been building for the last few years. The big one is striking use in me cost on food like bread and milk, together with the increases in the price of fruit and vegetables. Food prices have increase of higher oil price. People are driving less, taking fewer vacations, so there more time to garden.

64. What does the word “residents” in Paragraph 1 probably refer to?

A.  chickens   B. tomatoes    C. gardens    D. people

65. Why is vegetable gardening becoming increasingly popular?

A. More Americans are dong it for fun.

B. The price of oil is lower than before.

C. There’s a growing need for fruits.

D. The cost of living is on the rise.

66. Which of the following might be the best title for the text?

A. Family Food Planning     B. Banking on Gardening

C. A Belt-tightening Move   D. Gardening as a Hobby


Wanted, Someone for a Kiss

We’re looking for producers to join us in the second of London 100FM. You’ll work on the station’s music programmes. Music production experience in radio is necessary, along with rich knowledge of modern dance music. Please apply(申请) in writing to Producer Vacancies, Kiss100.

Father Christmas

We’re looking for a very special person preferably over 40, to fill our Father Christmas suit.

Working days: Every Saturday from November 24 to December 15 and every day from December17 to December24 except Sunday, 10:30—16:00

Excellent  pay.

Please contact(联系)the Enterprise Shopping Center, Station Parade, Eastbourne.

Accountants Assistant

When you join the them in our Revenue Administration Unit, you will be providing assistance within all parts of the Revenue Division, dealing with post and other general duties. If you are educated to GCSE grade C level we would like to talk to you. This position is equally suitable for a school leaver of for somebody who has office experience.

Wealden District Council

Software Trainer

If you are aged 24-45 and have experience in teaching and training, you could be the person we are looking for. You should be good at the computer and have some experience in programme writing. You will be allowed to make our decision, and to design courses as well as present them. Pay upwards of £15,000 for the right person. Please apply by sending your CV (简历) to Mrs R. Oglivie, Palmlace Limited.

67. Who should you get in touch with if you hope to work in a radio station?

A. Producer Vacancies, Kiss 100.     B. Mrs R. Oglivie, Palmlace Limited.

C. The Enterprise Shopping Centre   D. Wealden District Council.

68. We learn from the ads that the Enterprise Shopping Centre needs a person who _____.

A. is aged between 24 and 40     B. may do some training work

C. should deal with general duties   D. can work for about a month

69. which position is open to recent school graduates?

A. Producer, London Kiss.      B. Father Christmas.

C. Accountants Assistant       D. Software Trainer

70. What kind of person would probably apply to Palmace Limited?

A. One with GCSE grade C level.

B. One with some office experience.

C. One having good computer knowledge

D. One trained in producing music programmes.



Money Matters

Parents should help their children understand money.71 so you may start talking about money when your child shows an interest in buying things, candy or toys, for example.

1. The basic function of money

Being explaining the basic function of money by showing how people trade money for goods or services. It is important to show your child how money is traded for the thing he wants to have. If he wants to have a toy, give him the money and let him hand the money to the cashier(收银员). 72  When your child grows a bit older and understands the basic function of money, you can start explaining more complex ways of using money.

2. Money lessons

Approach money lessons with openness and honesty.    73   If you must say no to a child’s request to spend money, explain, ”You have enough toy trucks for now.” Or, if the request is for many different things, say. “You have to make a choice between this toy and that toy.”

3.    74 

Begin at the grocery store. Pick put similar brands of a product—a name brand butter and a generic(无商标产品),for example. You can show your child how to make choices between different brands of a product so that you can save money.  75   If he chooses the cheaper brand, allow him to make another purchase with the money saved. Later, you may explains how the more expensive choice leaves less money for other purchases.

A. Wise decision.

B. The value of money.

C. Permit the child why he can—or cannot—have certain things.

D. Talk yourself what things that cost money are most important to you.

E. Ask yourself what things that cost money are most important to you.

F. Talk about how the money bought the thing after you leave the toy store.

G. The best time to teach a child anything about money is when he shows an interest.