全国英语等级考试(Public English Test System,简称PETS)是教育部考试中心设计开发的面向社会的英语考试体系。它的目的是更好地为国家的改革开放和对外交往的不断扩大服务,并为在适当时机进一步改革我国各种英语教育考试奠定技术基础。
第一章 个人情况与人物 Unit1 个人情况 Unit2 人物 第二章 家庭与环境 Unit3 家庭 Unit4 环境 第三章 日常生活 Unit5 日常生活(1) Unit6 日常生活(2) 第四章 饮食 Unit7 饮食(1) Unit8 饮食(2) 第五章 业余活动 Unit9 兴趣与爱好 Unit10 娱乐 第六章 教育 Unit11 教育(1) Unit12 教育(2) 第七章 科学与技术 Unit13 科学 Unit14 技术 第八章 假日与节日 Unit15 假日与节日(1) Unit16 假日与节日(2) 第九章 购物 第十章 健康与保健 第十一章 天气与气候 第十二章 地点 第十三章 旅行 第十四章 服务 第十五章 社会关系 附录
Do you know how to describe somebody? Do you know how to ask someone’s opinion of another one? Here several examples are given about it.
Chen and Wang are talking about Yao Ming.
Chen：Are you free tonight? There is a match between the Rockets and the Kings.
Wang：Really? So great! Of course I will watch it. You know I like Yao Ming very much and he plays for the Rockets.
Chen：Many people like Yao Ming because his basketball skills are excellent， and also he plays basketball like a gentleman.
Wang：What’s more， after Yao Ming joined in the Rockets， they defeated a lot of teams.
Chen：But it’s not an easy thing for him to be successful. When Yao Ming just came to America， he couldn’t get used to the training there.
Wang：Yes， there is a big difference between American and Chinese training. But with his hard work， he is accepted by the American people.
Karen and George are talking about actor Ge You.
Karen：What do you think of this Chinese film A World without Thieves?
George：Not bad. There are many famous actors in this film， such as Ge You. I hear he has ever got a lot of prizes.
Karen：I can’t believe it. I don’t think he is so handsome. George：Many people like him because he is humorous and looks very funny. In fact he acts very well.
Karen：How did he become an actor?
George：His father is also a very good actor in China; maybe he became an actor because of his father.
Karen：Yeah， parents can really have an effect on children’s decision.
George：You know at first he was not so popular，but after he acted as an editor in a very funny TV play，he became famous.
Karen：Sounds interesting. I want to see his other films.
George：I know Bob likes Chinese films very much; maybe he can lend them to you if he has Ge You’s other films.
Tina and Jim are talking about two Chinese astronauts.
Tina：Jim， China sent out another spaceship this morning and this time there are two astronauts in it.
Jim：China has made rapid progress. What are the two astronauts’ names? They are so great and lucky to be sent into the space.
Tina：They are Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng. It is said that they are chosen from a group of astronauts. Before they are sent into the space， they were sent to Russia for training.
Jim：What’s that for?
Tina：To help them get used to the life in the space. You know they can’t sleep or eat in the space like us on the earth.
Jim：Yes. How long are they going to stay in the space?
Tina：Sorry， I can’t remember the number clearly， maybe more than 115 hours.
Jim：Though I know it’s very dangerous， I’d also like to go to the space. Tina：Yes， the two astronauts are chosen because of their excellent physical and psychological states.
Jim：I hope in the future I can also travel to the space.