Firefighters responded to a fireWednesday night at an abandoned mall in Heywood. 【3】The fire was reported at 9：26 pm at an old shopping center on MichiganAvenue near St Mary’s Church. Six fire engines, two trucks and two chiefsresponded to the scene. Crews had the fire under control in about 45 minutesand managed to contain the fire to its point of origin. There were some people inside the building when the fire broke outbut there were no reports of any injuries. Fire investigators have responded tothe scene but have not yet determined the cause of the fire. Firefighters willremain on the scene until later this morning to ensure that the fire doesn‘tstart up again. The shopping mall had not been in use since 20xx. 【4】In 20xx City Hall developed a plan to knock down the building andreplace it with affordable housing. However, the plan was dropped due to lackof funds.
Question 3：What does the news item say about the fire?
Question4：What had City Hall planned to do?
【解析】答案定位在新闻结尾，比较容易解答定位词plan to do, knock down the building and replace it withaffordable housing计划拆掉建筑，新建房子。
M： And where is this?
F ：These photos are from the Taj Mahal in India. 【12】We went there about ten years ago for our honeymoon.
M： Was it romantic.
F： Yeah. The Taj Mahal was a very romantic place. The guide told usthere is a famous love story behind this building that all Indians learn inschool. I think it was during the 1600s and the princess at that time diedwhile giving birth to her 14th child. 【13】The Emperor loved theprincess so much and was so sad when she died that he ordered the palace to bebuilt for her in honor.
M： Wow ! That sounds very romantic. It looks amazing.
F： Yes it‘s gorgeous. It’s also larger in real life than it looks inthe photos. 【14】The building is very tall andthere are gardens in a wall around it all. It‘s all built in this white stoneand some walls of the building are decorated with jewels.
M ：It must have been very crowded when you were there.
F： Yes it‘s a very famous tourist destination. So there are thousandsof visitors every day.
M： Was the rest of India crowded?
F：Yes,【15】very crowded in many cities. Itwas sometimes so crowded that it was difficult to walk along the streetsespecially through busy markets. And there are so many cars. Traffic wasterrible but the people were friendly. The culture isamazing and we had a great time.
M：What about the food?
F： the Indian food is great. There are lots of different dishes to tryand every region has its own special food.
Question 12: For what purpose did the woman go to India?
Question 13: Why was the Taj Mahal built?
Question 14: What does the woman say about the Taj Mahal?
Question 15: what is the woman‘s impression of Indiancities?