2013 学年第一学期徐汇区学习能力诊断卷 高三英语学科
第 I 卷
I. Listening Comprehension Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conv
ersation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. 2. 3. A. In a drugstore. A. 5 hours. B. In a café . B. 7 hours. C. In a garage. C. 9 hours. D. In a grocery. D. 10 hours.
A. To cancel his trip. C. To catch the later flight. A. Tom was killed in the accident. C. It did little damage to Tom’s car. A. By air. B. By bus.
B. To go to bed early. D. To ask for a morning call. B. Someone saved Tom’s life. D. Tom survived the accident. C. By train. D. By car.
A. Librarian and student. C. Customer and shop assistant. A. It’s worth the price. C. Its price is too high. A. She is going to work in her brother ’s firm. B. She plans to major in tax law. C. She studies in the same school as her brother. D. She isn’t going to work in her brother’s firm. A. Frank. B. Rude.
B. Boss and secretary. D. Publisher and salesman. B. It’s high in quality. D. It’s well made.
10. A. The man has finished his project. B. The man is willing to help the woman. C. The man will let Bob chat with the woman. D. The man is losing patience with the woman.
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Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. He learned it in a special school. C. He got it through constant watching. 12. A. In Kansas City. 13. A. Angry. B. At Fillan. B. Excited. B. He had a lot of practice in his spare time. D. He was once caught by a signalman. C. At Omar. C. Frightened. D. At Missouri. D. Surprised.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. The young Americans think reading less important than computer and science. B. The majority of young American find reading boring and old-fashioned. C. Most young Americans believe that reading is very important. D. The majority of Americans find reading more stimulating than computers and science. 15. A. Novels and stories. C. Science fiction. 16. A. Reading up-to-date books and magazines. C. Watching TV. B. Mysteries and detectives. D. Cultural and traditional books. B. Listening to music. D. Going to libraries
Section C Directions: In section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you hear. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. Dr. Catani’s research : IPad generation are going to have less vocabulary than 17_____ generation.
Reasons: Children have 18_______ to the Internet, mobile phones and tablet computers, which are visual rather than auditory. According to Dr. Catani’s research, Solutions: Listening, 19_______ and conversation are vital to learning language. To maintain the 20_______tradition of passing knowledge by spending less time on device and talking more with children.
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD OR NUMBER for each answer.
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Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. What does Sharon do? Why does Sharon never get scared while snapping animals like lions and bears? What does Sharon have to do when taking a picture of some animals like chicks and cats? What are the tricky parts that people wouldn’t expect? She 21__________the animals in studios and sells prints online. Because she has confidence and 22_________ can totally distract her from anything around. She has to capture proper 23__________. It is a lot of work plus 24___________ that comes with any creative pursuit.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) Gordon was hungry. He opened the refrigerator, 25_____ there used to be much food before his wife left him. There must be 26_____ in here to eat, he thought. Now, however, there was a single hot dog. After 27_____ (take) it out of its package, he put a small frying pan onto the stove’s gas burner. He turned on the heat. Then he poured a little bit of vegetable oil into the pan. He sliced the hot dog in half lengthwise. 28_____ the oil got hot, he put the two halves in the pan. About 29_____ minute later, he flipped each half over. After another minute, he took the hot dog out of the pan. Gordon put two slices of bread into the toaster. This was tasty and healthy bread. The first ingredient 30_____ (list) was organic sprouted wheat. The first ingredient in ordinary bread is usually unbleached flour. When the toast popped up, he put mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup on one slice. Then he added two slices of onion. 31_____ top of the onions, he placed the hot dog. On top of the hot dog, he put a couple of slices of apple. Then he added some bits of hot green chile, and then put the top piece of toast onto the chile bits. P.F. Productions 后期制作 Ahh, 32_____ a sandwich, he thought, as he sat down 33_____ (eat).
(B) Sara needed to see the doctor. She had an upset stomach. She felt bloated, and needed to pass gas every minute or so. This was terrible. She 34_____ hardly go anywhere in public. Her friends told her it was 35_____ she had moved to America. The air, water, and food in America weren't agreeing with her. They said she would have to return to her home country. "No way," Sara said. She didn't want to go home. She liked America. This was a minor problem, she was sure. Any good doctor would solve it in no time. Two days later, she saw her doctor. He asked her if
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she drank milk. She said yes, three glasses a day. "Don't drink any 36_____ (much) regular milk. Start drinking lactose-free milk, because lactose can upset your stomach." Then he asked her 37_____ there were any big problems in her life. She said that her boyfriend was a big problem. He wanted to get married, 38_____ she didn't. The doctor said that she should break up with her boyfriend and find 39_____. "Why?" Sara asked. "Because your boyfriend 40_____ (give) you too much stress. He is probably the main cause of your upset stomach." "I don't think my boyfriend is going to like that." P.F. Productions 后期制作 "Just tell him if he really loves you, he should leave you." Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A. investments B. enough C. unconditional D. degree E. loyalty
F. back G. relevant H. doubly I. commitment J. promoted K. demonstrate Although many companies offer tuition repayment, most companies only repay employees for classes that are 41_____ to their position. This is a very limiting policy. A company that repays employees for all college credit courses—whether job related or not—offers a service not only to the employees, but to the entire company. One good reason for giving employees 42 _____ tuition repayment is that it shows the company’s commitment to its employees. In today’s economy, where job security is a thing of the past and employees feel more and more expendable, it is important for a company to 43 _____ to its employees that it cares. The best way to do this is with concrete 44 _____ in them. In turn, this commitment to the betterment of company employees will create greater employee 45_____. A company that puts out funds to pay for the education of its employees will get its money 46_____ by having employees stay with the company longer. It will reduce employee turnover, because even employees who don’t take advantage of the tuition repayment program will be more loyal to their company just knowing that their company cares 47_____ to pay for their education. Most importantly, the company that has an unrestricted tuition repayment program will have higher quality employees. Although these companies do indeed run the risk of losing money on employees who go on to another job in a different company as soon as they get their 48_____, more often than not, the employee will stay with the company. And even if employees do leave after graduation, it generally takes several years to complete any degree program. Thus, even if the employee leaves upon graduating, throughout those years, the employer will have a more sophisticated, more intelligent, and therefore more valuable and productive employee. And, if the employee stays, that education will 49_____ benefit the company: Not only is the employee more educated, but now that employee can be 50_____ so the company doesn’t have to fill a high-level vacancy from the outside. Open positions can be filled by people who already know the company well. Though unconditional tuition repayment requires a significant investment on the employer’s part, it is perhaps one of the wisest investments a company can make.
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III. Reading Comprehension Section A Directions: For each blank in the following passages there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context. Anyone planning to go camping or hiking should first learn to recognize poison ivy, 51_____ this plant can cause a rash resulting in reddened skin, an annoying itch, and painful blisters. A severe 52_____ can even force a person to remain in bed or become hospitalized. The best way to 53_____ these discomforts is to avoid the plant. P.F. Productions 后期制作 Fortunately this plant is easy to 54_____. Whether it grows as a bush or a vine, the shape of it is always 55_____. Each leaf stalk has three glossy leaves, usually with jagged edges. In early spring the leaves are red, turning. And then the autumn comes, the leaves 56_____ to become bright red or orange. The poison ivy plant is found 57_____ everywhere in North America. Because many birds eat its berries, its seeds are 58_____ distributed. The plant loves the sun and flourishes along beaches, in fields, and by roadsides. It also grows 59_____ in light shade and is often found in parks and pine forests. However, in thick woods the story is different. It is not 60_____ there. That is because the leaves of the trees block out the sun, which the plant needs to grow. The poison in poison ivy is in the form of an oil that is in all parts of the plant. It is extremely 61_____. Merely touching the plant is enough contact for a person to be infected by the 62_____. Touching clothing or shoes that have brushed against the plant can also cause a rash and blisters. Even the smoke from a fire where poison ivy is burning can cause the skin poisoning. A person who makes 63_____ with the plant should wash all infected areas with a strong laundry soap as soon as possible. Clothes that have come in contact with the 64_____ should be dry cleaned or washed in soap and water. There is one good way to prevent the 65_____. Stay away from the plant! ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( )51. A. since )52. A. cold )53. A. keep )54. A. forget )55. A. the same )56. A. become )57. A. barely )58. A. widely )59. A. very poor )60. A. supported )61. A. deep )62. A. oil )63. A. combination )64. A. smoke )65. A. poisoning B. so B. cough B. prevent B. grow B. various B. change B. always B. narrowly B. very good B. discovered B. high B. part B. contact B. fire B. weeding C. therefore C. case C. protest C. fertilize C. beautiful C. get C. usually C. practically C. quite well C. watered C. catching C. form C. access C. plant C. growing D. then
D. accident D. cut D. recognize D. ugly D. avoid D. almost D. strongly D. quite worse D. disturbed D. beautiful D. contact D. D. soap seeding D. clothing
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Section B Directions: Read the following passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read. (A) Dear Lee, As I told you, I’ll be gone until Wednesday morning. Thank you so much for taking on my “children” while I’m away. Like real children, they can be kind of irritating sometimes, but I’m going to enjoy myself so much more knowing they’re getting some kind human attention. Remember that Regina (the “queen” in Latin, and she acts like one) is teething. If you don’t watch her, she’ll chew anything, including her sister, the cat. There are plenty of chew toys around the house. Whenever she starts gnawing on anything illegal, just divert her with one of those. She generally settles right down to a good hour-long chew. Then you’ll see her wandering around whimpering with the remains of the toy in her mouth. She gets really frustrated because what she wants is to bury the thing. She’ll try to dig a hole between the cushions of the couch. Finding that unsatisfactory, she’ll wander some more, discontent, until you solve her problem for her. I usually show her the laundry basket, moving a few clothes so she can bury her toy beneath them. I do sound like a parent, don’t I? You have to understand, my own son is practically grown up. Regina’s food is the Puppy Chow in the utility room, where the other pet food is stored. Give her a bowl once in the morning and once in the evening. No more than that, no matter how much she begs. Beagles(猎犬) are notorious overeaters, according to her breeder, and I don’t want her to lose her girlish figure. She can share Rex (the King’s) water, but be sure it’s changed daily. She needs to go out several times a day, especially last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Let her stay out for about ten minutes each time, so she can do all her business. She also needs a walk in the afternoon, after which it’s important to romp with her for awhile in the yard. The game she loves most is fetch, but be sure to make her drop the ball. She’d rather play tug of war with it. Tell her, “Sit!” Then, when she does, say, “Drop it!” Be sure to tell her “good girl,” and then throw the ball for her. I hope you’ll enjoy these sessions as much as I do. Now, for the other two, Rex and Paws… (letter continues) 66. The tone of this letter is best described as _____. A. chatty and humorous B. logical and precise C. confident and trusting D. humble and preachy 67. The information in the note is sufficient to determine that there are three animals. They are _____. A. two cats and a dog B. three dogs C. a dog, a cat, and an unspecified animal D. a cat, a dog, and a parrot 68. From the context of the note, it is most likely that the name “Rex” is _____. A. Spanish B. English C. French D. Latin 69. If the sitter is to follow the owner’s directions in playing fetch with Regina, at what point will he or she tell Regina “good girl”? A. Every time Regina goes after the ball. B. After Regina finds the ball. C. When Regina brings the ball back. D. After Regina drops the ball.
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(B) I was born under the Blue Ridge, and under that side which is blue in the evening light, in a wild land of game and forest and rushing waters. There, on the borders of a creek that runs into the Yadkin River, in a cabin that was chinked with red mud, I came into the world a subject of King George the Third, in that part of his realm known as the province of North Carolina. The cabin smelt very strongly of corn-pone and bacon, and the odor of pelts. It had two shakedowns(临时床铺), on one of which I slept under a bearskin. A rough stone chimney was raised outside, and the fireplace was as long as my father was tall. There was a crane in it, and a bake kettle; and over it great buckhorns held my father’s rifle when it was not in use. On other horns hung jerked bear’s meat and venison hams, and gourds for drinking cups, and bags of seed, and my father’s best hunting shirt; also, in a neglected corner, several articles of woman’s clothing. These once belonged to my mother. Among them was a gown of silk, of a fine, faded pattern, which I always wondered. The women at the Cross-Roads, twelve miles away, were dressed in coarse butternut wool and huge sunbonnets. But when I questioned my father on these matters he would give me no answers. My father was—how shall I say what he was? To this day I can only surmise many things of him. He was a Scotchman born, and I know now that he had a slight Scotch accent. At the time of which I write, my early childhood, he was a frontiersman and hunter. I can see him now, with his hunting shirt and leggins (绑腿) and moccasins （莫卡辛鞋） ; his powder horn, engraved with wondrous scenes; his bullet pouch and tomahawk and hunting knife. He was a tall, lean man with a strange, sad face. And he talked little except when he drank too many “horns,” as they were called in that country. These little bad behaviors of my father’s were a permanent source of wonder to me—and, I must say, of delight. They occurred only when a passing traveler who hit his fancy chanced that way, or, what was almost as rare, a neighbor. Many a winter night I have lain awake under the skins, listening to a flow of language that held me spellbound, though I understood scarce a word of it. P.F. Productions后期制作 “Virtuous(有德行的) and vicious(罪恶的) every man must be, Few in the extreme, but all in a degree.” The chance neighbor or traveler was no less struck with wonder. And many the time have I heard the query, at the Cross-Roads and elsewhere, “Whar Alec Trimble got his larnin’?” 70. The mention of the dress in the second paragraph is most likely meant to _____. A. show the similarity between its owner and other members of the community B. show how warm the climate was C. show the dissimilarity between its owner and other members of the community D. give us insight into the way most of the women of the region dressed 71. Judging by the sentences surrounding it, the underlined word “surmise” in the third paragraph most nearly means _____. A. to form a negative opinion B. to praise C. to desire D. to guess 72. Why did the narrator enjoy it when his father drank too many “horns,” or drafts of liquor? A. The father spoke brilliantly at those times. B. The boy was then allowed to do as he pleased.
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C. These were the only times when the father was not abusive. D. The boy was allowed to sample the drink himself. P.F. Productions后期制作 73. What is the meaning of the lines of verse (诗句) quoted in the passage? A. Men who pretend to be virtuous are actually vicious. B. Moderate amounts of virtuousness and viciousness are present in all men. C. Virtuous men cannot also be vicious. D. Whether men are virtuous or vicious depends on the difficulty of their circumstances. (C) Cultural Center Adds Classes for Young Adults The Allendale Cultural Center has expanded its arts program to include classes for young adults. Director Leah Martin announced Monday that beginning in September, three new classes will be offered to the Allendale community. The course titles will be Yoga for Teenagers; Hip Hop Dance: Learning the Latest Moves; and Creative Journaling for Teens: Discovering the Writer Within. The latter course will not be held at the Allendale Cultural Center but instead will meet at the Allendale Public Library. Staff member Tricia Cousins will teach the yoga and hip hop classes. Ms. Cousins is an accomplished choreographer (舞蹈教师) as well as an experienced dance educator. She has an MA in dance education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she wrote a thesis on the pedagogical (教学法的) effectiveness of dance education. The journaling class will be taught by Betsy Milford. Ms. Milford is the head librarian at the Allendale Public Library as well as a columnist for the professional journal Library Focus. The courses are part of the Allendale Cultural Center’s Project Teen, which was initiated by Leah Martin, Director of the Cultural Center. According to Martin, this project is a direct result of her efforts to make the center a more essential part of the Allendale community. Over the last several years, the number of people who have visited the cultural center for classes or events has steadily declined. Project Teen is primarily funded by a generous grant from The McGee Arts Foundation, an organization devoted to bringing arts programs to young adults. Martin oversees the Project Teen board, which consists of five board members. Two board members are students at Allendale’s Brookdale High School; the other three are adults with backgrounds in education and the arts. The creative journaling class will be cosponsored by Brookdale High School, and students who complete the class will be given the opportunity to publish one of their journal entries in Pulse, Brookdale’s student literary magazine. Students who complete the hip hop class will be eligible to participate in the Allendale Review, an annual concert sponsored by the cultural center that features local actors, musicians, and dancers. All classes are scheduled to begin immediately following school dismissal, and transportation will be available from Brookdale High School to the Allendale Cultural Center and the Allendale Public Library. For more information about Project Teen, contact the cultural center’s programming office at 988-0099 or drop by the office after June 1 to pick up a fall course catalog. The office is located on the third floor of the Allendale Town Hall. 74. Which of the following statements is correct? A. Tricia Cousins will teach two of the new classes.
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B. The new classes will begin on June 1. C. People who want a complete fall catalogue should stop by the Allendale Public Library. D. The cultural center’s annual concert is called Pulse. 75. According to Leah Martin, what was the direct cause of Project Teen? A. Tricia Cousins was available to teach courses in the fall. B. Community organizations were ignoring local teenagers. C. The McGee Arts Foundation wanted to be more involved in Allendale’s arts programming. D. She wanted to make the cultural center a more important part of the Allendale community. 76. Which of the following factors is implied as another reason for Project Teen? A. The number of people visiting the cultural center has declined over the last several years. B. The cultural center wanted a grant from The McGee Arts Foundation. C. The young people of Allendale have complained about the cultural center’s offerings. D. Leah Martin thinks classes for teenagers are more important than classes for adults. 77. This article is organized in which of the following ways? A. In time order, from the past to the future. B. Most important information first, followed by background and details. C. Background first, followed by the most important information and details. D. As sensational news, with the most controversial topic first. Section C Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Automation refers to the introduction of electronic control and automatic operation of productive machinery. It reduces the human factors, mental and physical, in production, and is designed to make possible the manufacture of more goods with fewer workers. The development of automation in American industry has been called the “Second Industrial Revolution”. Labour’s concern over automation arises from uncertainty about the effects on employment, and fears of major changes in jobs. In the main, labour has taken the view that resistance to technical change is unfruitful. Eventually, the result of automation may well be an increase in employment, since it is expected that vast industries will grow up around manufacturing, maintaining, and repairing automation equipment. The interest of labour lies in bringing about the transition with a minimum of inconvenience and distress to the workers involved. Also, union spokesmen emphasize that the benefit of the increased production and lower costs made possible by automation should be shared by workers in the form of higher wages, more leisure, and improved living standards. To protect the interests of their members in the era of automation, unions have adopted a number of new policies. One of these is the promotion of supplementary unemployment benefit plans. It is emphasized that since the employer involved in such a plan has a direct financial interest in preventing unemployment, he will have a strong drive for planning new installations so as to cause the least possible problems in jobs and job assignments. Some unions are working for dismissal pay agreements, requiring that permanently dismissed workers be paid a sum of money based on length of service. Another approach is the idea of the “improvement factor”, which calls for wage increases based on increases in productivity.
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It is possible, however, that labour will rely mainly on reduction in working hours in order to gain a full share in the fruits of automation. (in no more than 8 words) 78. Automation makes it possible to ________________________________________. 79. At first, two things people worried about automation were ____________________________. 80. According to union spokesmen, the workers benefit from automation in terms of ________________________________________________________. 81. What is the last passage mainly talking about? ________________________________. P.F. Productions 后期制作 (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in No More Than Ten Words.)
第 II 卷
I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 格林先生本周日要去拜访一位朋友，此人精通理财之道。 （who）
2. 人们是否会推迟退休还有待于讨论（remain） 。
3. 无论任务多么艰巨，我们都要不遗余力地完成。 （However）
4. 许多公司在雇佣员工时，相对于能力而言，更看重个性。 （emphasis）
5. 如果双方在这些事务上能达成共识，就有可能在新的领域进一步合作。 （If...）
II. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in 120 - 150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 我们国家长期实行独生子女政策，现在政府将放开这一政策，允许夫妻中一方是独生子女的家 庭生育第二个孩子，对此你怎么看。请围绕以下几点谈谈你的看法。 ? ? ? 谈谈你对目前实施的独生子女政策的理解； 对未来实施夫妻中一方是独生子女可生育第二个孩子的政策的想法； 你对未来中国的人口问题有何期望，简述原因。
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2013 学年第一学期徐汇区学习能力诊断卷 高三英语学科 答案及听力文字稿
第 I 卷
I. Listening Comprehension Section A 1-5 ABDDC 6-10 CADAD Section B 11-13 CAD 14-16 CAB Section C 17. previous 18. access 19. repetition 21. photographs / snaps / takes/shoots a picture 22. focusing on shooting / photographing / snapping 23. time and position 24. stress and self-doubt II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A (A) 25. where 27. something 28. taking 29. When/After 30. a/one 31. listed On 33. what 34. to eat (B) 35. could 36. because 37. more 37. if 38. but 39. another 40. is giving Section B 41. G Section A 51-55 ACBDA 56-60 BDACA Section B 66-69 ACDD 70-73 CDAB 61-65 CABCA P.F. Productions 后期制作 74-77 ADAB 42. C 43. K 44. A 45. E 46. F 47. B 48. D 49. H 50. J 32.
III. Reading Comprehension
Section C 78. manufacture more goods with fewer workers 79. effect on employment and major changes in jobs 80. wages, leisure hours and living standards 81. Union’s policy concerning the protection of union members
第 II 卷
I. Translation 1. Mr. Green is going to visit\see a friend this Sunday, who knows a lot about money matters. 2. It remains to be discussed whether people will delay retiring. /Whether people will delay retiring remains to be discussed. 3. However hard the task is, we should spare no efforts to accomplish it. 4. Many companies put more emphasis on personality than on capability when they employ staff members. P.F. Productions 后期制作 5. If both the parties can agree on these issues, they are likely to further cooperate（have further
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cooperation）in the new field. II. Guided Writing 略 Tape script： I. Listening Comprehension Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. M: What can I do for you, Madam? W: I have a headache. Do you have any aspirin? Q: Where does the conversation probably take place? (A) 2. W: Do you get up at 5 every morning? M: Yes, and I need 7 hours of sleep, I should go to bed by 9 or 10. Q: How much sleep does the man need? (B) M: I hope I won’t oversleep. I’ve simply got to catch the first flight to New York. W: If I were you, I’d request the wake-up call from the hotel reception. Q: What does the woman advise the man to do? (D) W: It’s surprising that Tom came out of the accident alive. M: That’s true. The car crashed into the wall and was completely damaged. Q: What was the consequence of the accident? (D) W: How are you going to Beijing, darling? M: I first thought of flying there, but my father suggests I take a train. It’s much cheaper than flying or driving. (C) Q: How is the man going to Beijing? W: I’d take this book, but the problem is that its cover is damaged. M: Oh, this is the last copy. I can give you a 10% discount. Q: What is the most probable relationship between the two speakers? (C) M: I paid 100 yuan for this sweater. I think it is too expensive. W: Expensive? I wouldn't say — it's hand made quality. Q: How did the woman feel about the sweater? (A) M: Congratulations! I just heard about your admission to the law school. Do you think you would join
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your brother’s firm after graduation? W: Not likely. He is a tax lawyer, and I am going to major in criminal law. Q: What does the woman mean? (D) W: What do you think of Mr. Oliver? M: Well, he always shows what he is thinking and feeling clearly and directly. Q: What is the man’s opinion of Mr. Oliver? (A)
10. M: I really can’t afford any more interruption right now. I’ve got to finish the project. W: Sorry, just one more thing. Could you tell me the telephone number of Bob? Q: What can be inferred from the conversation? (D) Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. It was the ambition of an eleven-year-old boy in Kansas City to be an engine driver. Born without arms, he had been to special schools, where he learned the skill of using his feet as “hands”. He spent all his spare time watching trains and one day his dreams came true. Seeing a deserted engine, the boy climbed in and he had no difficulty in starting it with his feet. Soon he was traveling along at forty miles an hour. Signalmen could not see the young driver, so they didn’t try to stop the train. The train passed Fillan and Omar, and reached Missouri, where the boy stopped the engine himself, and then made it go backwards. When he was near home, a railwayman caught up with the engine and stopped it. At first, the railwayman was very angry. When he saw the armless boy, he was surprised and he smiled when the boy said simply, “ I like trains.” “Well, I’m glad you don’t like planes!” answered the railwayman. Questions: 11. How did the boy acquire the skill of driving an engine? (C) 12. Where was the engine stopped at last? ( A) 13. How did the railwayman feel when he saw the armless boy? ( D) Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. According to a survey on reading conducted in 2001 by the U.S. National Education Association (NEA), young Americans say reading is important, more important than computers and science. Over 50% of the 12 to 18 years old interviewed say they enjoy reading a lot. 79% find it stimulating and interesting. And 87% think it is relaxing. About 68% of those surveyed disagreed with the opinion that reading is boring or old-fashioned. Over half teenagers interviewed said they read more than ten books a year. The results also show that middle school students read more books than high schoolers. Over 66% of teens like to read fiction, such as novels and stories. Over 26% are interested in non-fiction, such as history books.64% of students listed reading stories about people my own age. That's a favorite topic. Mysteries and detective stories came
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second on the list at 53%. Just under 50% said they were interested in reading about their own culture in tradition. Of the teenagers who participated in the survey, 49% said that libraries are where they get most of their books. However, many complain that their school libraries do not have enough up-to-date interesting books and magazines. Even though many teenagers in the US enjoy reading, they still have other interests. When asked which activity would be the most difficult to give up for a week, 48% said listening to music. TV would be difficult to give up for 25% of those surveyed. 14. What is the passage mainly about? (C) 15. What books are most popular among teenagers according to the survey? (A) 16. What activity do teenagers find the most difficult to give up for a week? (B) Section C Directions: In section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you hear. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. M: What’s the article mainly about? W: It’s about Dr. Catani’s research. It says that IPad generation is losing out on vocabulary. M: Nowadays children have access to the Internet, mobile phone and tablet computers, which are visual rather than auditory. That means children learn vocabulary from on-screen image but not from everyday conversation. W: Yes. Dr. Catani said: “When we learn a new word, we start by hearing a sound, and then we try to repeat it until we get it right. Through this we increase our vocabulary from age one until we get to 30,000 words as an adult. M: That means these findings show that listening, repetition and conversation matter a lot to learning language. W: Yes. Hearing and then verbally imitating is key to understanding. M: Since we know how children learn new words, they are likely to have less vocabulary than the previous generation. W: So we should spend less time on these devices and talk more to our children to maintain the oral tradition of passing on knowledge to our children. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD OR NUMBER for each answer. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. M: Hi, Sharon. I haven’t seen you for ages. Are you still working in the studio? W: Yes. I like photographing the best moments of the animals in studios and sell prints online. M: What’s your goal during each shoot? W: Capturing the animal’s charm----it can be something in their eyes or the way they move. M: Since you have long been working with animals, can you tell me something about them? W: The animals generally fall into two categories: some are cute, and some are striking, like the American
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buffalo. M: Do you get scared when you photograph animals like lions and bears? W: No, it even doesn’t occur to me to be scared. I have confidence in the handlers I work with. And focusing on shooting can totally distract me from anything around. M: Are certain animals easier to photograph than others? W: Some animals like buffalo and cow don’t do much, which makes it easy for me while animals like chicks and cats move around. I have to focus and be ready for the split second and the right position. M: What are the tricky parts that people wouldn’t expect? W: It’s a lot of work plus stress and self-doubt that comes with any creative pursuit. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
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