2013 年全国中学生英语能力竞赛（NEPCS）初赛 高三年级组试题 （总分 150 分，答题时间 120 分钟） 听力部分（共三大题，计 30 分） I. Response （句子应答） （共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，计 5 分） Please listen to the following five sentences and choose the best respons
e to each one you hear. Each sentence will be read only once.(请听下面五个句子，选出能应答所听句子的最佳选项。 每个句子只读一遍。) 1. A. Yes, I went there last year. B. Paris is the most beautiful city. C. No, Linda is working in France now D. We didn’t see much because it rained. 2. A. I plan to finish it in a week. B. There’s going to be a sports meeting. C. Yes, I will see Spielberg ’s new film D. Megan is one of my best friends. 3. A. I think there are many more. B. I think they date from around 1000BC. C. They all represent upper bodies D. Originally, they would have had eyes. 4. A. One will meet with different problems all one’s life. B. Gracie is the best student in the school. C. It seems that you like this one D. I am troubled with a headache. 5. A. The celebration will be held in the afternoon. B. our boss would like to choose Emma as the host. C. If my cousin doesn’t visit me that day, I will. D. Never mind. You’ve tried your best. II. Dialogues(对话理解)（共 10 题；每小题 10 分，计 10 分） A) Please listen to the following five mini-dialogues. Each dialogue is followed by a question. choose the best answer to each question according to the dialogue you hear. Each dialogue will be read only twice .(请听下面五组小对话，每组对话后有一个问题，根据你听到的对 话内容，选出能回答所提问题的最佳选项。每组对话和问题读两遍。) 6. 7． A. He cut himself with a kitchen knife. B. He wasn’t given any help. C. he hurt himself when cutting paper. D. He didn’t finish his job on time. 8. A. A typist. B. A hair stylist. C. An artist. D. A salesperson 9. A. No more than two hundred. B. At least three hundred C. At least two thousand. D. Three thousand exactly. 10. A. The man should read more. B. Flying is better. C. The man should take his time. D. The clothes in Paris are expensive. B) Please listen to the following dialogue and choose the best answer to each question. Each dialogue will be read only twice .(请听下面五组对话，根据对话内容，选出能回答所 能回答所提问题的最佳选项。对话读两遍。) 11. How much will it cost the woman if she sends the package by surface mail? A. 3.5. B. 4.2. C. 5.28. D. 5.89. 12. Who is the woman sending the package to?
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A. Her colleague. B. Her mother. C. Her uncle. D. Her teacher. 13. Why does the woman have to fill in a Customer label? A. Because the things in the package are too expensive B. Because she wants online tracking for the whole journey C. Because all the people who send packages need to fill in the label D. Because the place she is sending the package to is outside the EU. 14. Where should the woman put the Customer label? A. On the top right of the book. B. On the bottom right of DVDs C. on the top left corner of the package. D. on the bottom left corner of the stamp. 15. What service does the woman decide to use? A. Airsure. B. Airmail C. international signed for. D. surface mail. III．Passage (短文理解) (10 题；16-20 小题每小题 1 分；21-25 小题每小题 2 分，计 15 分) A) Please listen to the following material and choose the best answer to each question according to the material you hear. The material will be read twice.(请听下面的材料，根据你听 到的材料内容，选择能回答所提问题的最佳选项。材料读两遍。)（答案涂在答题纸上） 16.How many news headlines has the speaker given? A. two. B. three C. four. D. five 17. What did the thieves steal from the store in the high street? A. Laptops and mobile phones. B. Some expensive jewellery. C. Five thousand pounds . D. An unusual china vase. 18. Why do the police believe that the robbers were not heard? A. Because it is a new store and people seldom go there. B. Because it was too dark and the robbers couldn’t be found. C. Because people were on holiday when the robbery happened. D. Because at that time, the manager of the store was holding a meeting. 19. When was Jeremy Harman questioned by the police? A. On Monday. B. On Tuesday. C. On Friday. D. On Saturday. 20.How did the woman’s dog save her? A. By opening the door. B. By raising the alarm. C. By breaking the window. D. By getting her a phone. B) Please listen to the following material, and fill in the blanks according to the material you hear with one or two words.(请听下面的材料，根据你所听到的材料内容填空。每空填一 到两个单词。材料读两遍。) My favorite website Name Reasons for liking it The Guardian 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. It tells the news in an entertaining way. There are a lot of( 21)_______ sections. The (22)_______is very good. The pictures are really good too. The search is (23)_______ ----I can find any article really quickly.
Sections that I like
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section because I love the cinema, and they have (24)______ and reviews about the latest films. 2. I also like the (25)______ because they have good writers and I can listen to the commentary too. 笔试部分（共七大题，计 120 分） I. Multiple-choice (选择填空)（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，计 15 分） For each of the following sentences or dialogues there are four choices marked A,B,C, and D. please choose the one that can best complete the sentence or dialogue.(下列各句或对话均含有 A,B,C,D 四个选项，请从四个选项当中选出可以完成该句或对话的最佳选项。) 26. Don’t you think it would be _______ world if all nations lived in ________ peace with one another. A./;/ B. a; the C. a; / D. the ; the 27. television has many _____. It keeps us informed about the ________ news, and also provides entertainment in the home. A. advantages; latest B. benefits; later C. movement; latter D. message ; late 28. although Michael’s father was ill that Sunday morning, he was the first in his family to get up _______ A.at times B. as usual C. in case D. no longer 29. Ruth was well prepared _______ the examination and was confident ______ good results, but the waiting period seemed long and painful. A. at; in B. by; of C. for; of D. of ; on 30. Research has shown _______ students do better academically when they have__________ to a school library with a good collection of books and a strong educational program. A. how; way B. where; path C. why; means D. that; access 31. if you had not wasted ______ time playing computer games in the past two months, it _______ easier for you to review the lessons now. A. too many; had to be B. many too; should be C. too much; would be D. much too ; would have been. 32. he asked us not to _______ anything about the famous actress in the report because it might ______ the exciting news. A. sweep; give off B. mention; give away C. spread; give up D. teach ; give out 33. ________ the earth is a better place for people to live on, each of us should protect the environment. A. Ensure B. Ensuring C. To ensure D. To have ensured 34. The number of the people present at the meeting _________ about one thousand, a large number of whom _________ experts from abroad. A. was; was B. was; were C. were; were D. were; was 35. My grandmother was so angry at all _________ my uncle was doing ________ she walked out without saying a word. A. that; that B. what; as C. which; that D. that; which 36. Michael’s pale face suggested that he ________ ill, and his parents suggested that he _______
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a medical examination. A. be; should have B. was; have C. should be; had D. was; has 37. I wonder why you won’t do it as _______: it ’s the third time you ________ so since last Christmas Day. A. I told you; do B. be told; have done C. told to; haven’t done D. told; do 38. --- Computer Zone. How can I help you? --- Yeah, I’d like to speak to Pete Rogers, please. --- Just one moment, please…I’m afraid he’s busy at the moment._______ ---No, thanks. I will try again later. Bye. A. Can I take a message? B. Could you tell her that Jane rang? C. Can I ask who’s calling? D. Do you know where he is? 39.---Well, I should get going, I suppose. I have to get back to work. --- OK, then. Its been great to talk with you. ---_________ ---Sure, Kevin. I’d like that. A. How are you enjoying your job so far? B. Would you like anything to drink first? C. Pretty good, thanks. And you? D.Maybe we can do this again sometime, Miki? 40.---How is your daughter getting on? She’s moved to Canberra, hasn’t she? --- Yeah, that’s right. She’s very happy. She loves Canberra and her job there._______ --- Oh, no, what sort of problems? ---Well, she lives with a family, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and they are really nice, but Eva doesn’t get on well with their daughter. A. Maybe we should talk to her later. B. She’s enjoying her independence. C. The problem is they ’re really nice. D. However, there are some problems. ⅡCloze(完形填空) （共 15 小题； 每小题 1 分，计 15 分） A) please read the following passage and fill in the blanks with the proper forms of 5 words out of 7 given ones in the box according to the context.(请阅读下面的短文，并根据其内容提 示，从方框中所给的 7 个单词中选出 5 个，并用其适当形式填空。) minute, include, challenge, prepare, strength, high, simple In May 1998, just two years after breaking his back in a parachuting accident while serving in the army, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Qomolangma and return alive. He was just 23 years old. As his back recovered and he regained strength, Bear decided to leave the army in order to pursue his lifelong ambitious to conquer the ______ peak in the world. A friend of his was organizing an expedition to Mount Oomolangma and Bear asked to join. After a year spent ________ for the climb and raising sponsorship money. He and his companions moved out to the Himalayas to take up the _______. In total Bear spent over 10 weeks on the mountain’s southeast face. This included a whole week at Camp two ________ waiting for the right conditions to make his attempt on the summit. When he finally made it to the top, he sat for 20_______, just gazing in wonder at the view before him.
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B) Please read the following passage and fill in each blank with one word in one of the following three ways:1. Based on the context; 2.using the proper form of the given words; 3. Based on the given letters of the words.(请阅读下面的短文， 用以下三种形式中的一种填空：1. 根 据上下文填空； 2. 用所给单词的正确形式填空； 3 根据单词所给的字母填空。 每空一次。 ) Children whose family sit and talk during meals are more confident, a survey of 35,000 UK children indicates. But more than one in every four misses out on ________(day) mealtime chats with their families, suggests the survey. Former Eastenders actress, mother and literacy ________ (campaign) Natalie Cassidy said: “ food is fuel for our bodies. So is con________ for our brains.” She said: “the spoken word and ________(listen) back are the first steps on the learning ladder ” for her daughter Eliza, three. Children ________ from eight to 16, from 188 schools across the UK, completed the questionnaires in their classrooms late this year. The data suggests that sitting in silence at mealtimes is _______(bad) for children’s confidence than not sitting down for family meals at all. The results suggest that some two-thirds (62%) of those who talk with their families at mealtimes feel confident to speak in front of a group, compared with less than half (47%) of those who eat in silence _______ just over half(52%) of children who don’t sit down for meals. Some three-quarters (75%) of those who chat at family meals said they felt confident to join in class dis_____, compared with 57% of those who sit together to eat but never rarely talk. The study also suggests that the majority _______ children and young people (87%) sit down with their family at mealtimes --- but while almost always ate toge______ in silence. III. Reading comprehension (阅读理解)（共 20 小题；56-60 小题每小题 1 分，61-75 小题每 小题 2 分，计 35 分） Reading the following passages. Each passage is followed by several questions. Please respond to the questions according to the requirements given at the end of each passage.(阅读下面的短 文，每篇短文后设有若干问题，请根据短文后的要求回答问题。) （56-58 小题答案涂在答 题纸上，59-75 小题答案写在答题纸上） A Without doubt, chewing gum is very popular. Annual sales of gum is the USA, for example, are over 2$ billion. But perhaps this is not surprising when you learn that Americans on average chew about 300 sticks of gum per person a year. Why is chewing gum so popular? One manufacturer says that it not only helps you relax more, but also helps you to stay awake. People also chew gum after a meal to have fresh breath. It can help fight tooth decay, too, which may mean fewer visits to the dentist. But do you know that there’s a better person for chewing gum--- it can improve memory! Do you have an exam coming up? Well, revising is obviously a good idea, but scientists say that chewing gum can help, too. How does chewing gum help memory? One possible reason is that when people chew there is more activity in an area of the the brain that is important for memory. Another possible reason is that when people chew their hearts beat faster, and so more oxygen goes to the brain.
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Some experts in Chicago are trying to help students who are taking exams, and chewing gum is included in their list of tips. They say that students who are under a lot of pressure to get good grades, and so they often do the wrong things when revising for exams. Many students, for example, eat unhealthy snacks between meals. They also drink a lot more coffee and study until very late at night. This means that when they take their exams, many students are tired and unhealthy. The experts suggest that students should exercise during their breaks, or chat with friends. They should study during the day when they can concentrate better, not at night. Students should also study in a comfortable place while listening to their favorite music. Finally, the students should chew gum. This helps them to relax, and keeps them away from the fridge, if it also helps improve memory, start chewing now! Questions 56-58: choose the best answer from A, B, C, and D according to the passage. 56. which of the following can be the best title for the passage? A. Chewing for a better grade B. Americans are chewing the most C. A famous company D. How to sell gum 57. We can’t learn from the second paragraph that chewing gum ____. A. helps people to relax more B. can help fight tooth decay C. makes people’s hearts beat more slowly D. helps people to stay awake 58. In Paragraph 5, who does “they ” refer to ? A. The students’ parents. B. The students C. The students’ friends. D. The study experts. Questions 59-60: Decide whether the following statements are true(T) or false (F) according to the passage. 59. When students are under great pressure to get good grades, they tend to do the wrong things when they revise for exam. 60. Experts suggest that students should study at night when they can concentrate better than during the day. B How do we know the time? Look around. Is there a clock on the wall? Are you wearing a watch? Does your cell phone show the time? Telling the time is straightforward these days and essential if we want to schedule things and be punctual, but it was not always so easy. Many years ago there were no clocks(61)_______ About 5,500 years ago, the Egyptians invented the sun clock. This was a tall stone structure. (62) ______ they were able to determine midday and measure time from these shadows. Water clocks were the first clocks not to use the sun. The idea is simple. Water flows from one container to another at a constant rate. (63) ____ the Egyptians used water clocks about 3,400 years ago. These clocks were popular in the Middle East and China but they failed to keep accurate time. In the 13th century, the mechanical clock was invented. This was more accurate, but was expensive to make. Over the next few centuries the design was developed. For example, springs were added around 1500. (64)______ Mechanicals clock continued to develop until they had an accuracy of one-hundredth of a second per day. In 1927, the first quartz clock was developed. A quartz clock is accurate because of the regular vibration that occurs when an electric current is run through the mineral quartz. Clocks became
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cheaper to build and own. More recently, in1956, came the digital clock. And nowadays satellites send our cell phones the time to the exact second. (65) _______ Many of us still have trouble getting out of bed on time and not missing appointments. Questions 61-65: Choose from the sentences A-G to complete the passage. There are two extra sentences which you do not need to use. A. After midday, they had to move it 180 degrees to measure the afternoon hours. B. Its shadow marked the movement of the sun. C. On cloudy days or at night it was impossible to tell the time with a sun clock. D. This improved accuracy and allowed clocks to be smaller. E. Over the centuries, people have developed different ways of telling the time. F. When the water reaches a certain level, it moves a lever and this shows this hour. G. There have been a lot of advances in timekeeping but some things never change. C Volunteers needed now! CORNWALL needs you… We urgently need volunteers to help clear our coastline of the oil slick(浮油) that is currently affecting beaches, fishing ports and docks in the area. The protection society “never again” also requires biology students who are interested in helping to save the birdlife in the area. No experience is required. Your own transport is an advantage but bus trips will be organized from major cities. Meals and accommodations will be provided in youth hostels in the area. You will attend a brief interview to test your interest in our cause. Phone Craig Baxter, “Never Again”, at 020 333 122 or email email@example.com UNICEF: HELP STREET CHILDREN IN SALVADOR DE BAHIA GIVE THEM HOPE THIS SUMMER… VOLUNTEERS/CHILDCARE WORKERS NEEDED TO SET UP SCHOOL (3-months summer contract) Thousands of children live and work on the streets in Brazil. We urgently need volunteers to set up a school and recreational facilities in the Salvador area. You will be working under considerable pressure, for long hours and in a hot climate, and will be responsible for the children’s well-being at all times. Only serious applicants used to a heavy workload need apply. Flights and accommodation are provided. You will be responsible for all other expenses. Phone or write to Unicef- Salvador for more information: 0721-342999 Unicef.firstname.lastname@example.org Interviews: 4th May THE THEATER, Providence, RI Holiday helpers and voluntary nursing staff required
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A residence for elderly and disabled people in Providence, Rhode Island, needs volunteers to help with duties on weekend trips this August. Summer is here and like everyone, our residents need a welcome break from routine. We need volunteer workers to help out with organizing day trips to the countryside this summer. Your role will be to make the experience fun and worthwhile for our patients, organizing games and activities and dealing with family members and other guests. No previous experience needed, although some basic nursing skills with the elderly and the disabled. All expenses paid for. Further information from email@example.com Questions 66-70: answer the following questions according to the passage. 66. Who does the protection society :“Never Again” need besides volunteers to clear the coastline? 67. Why does “Never Again” give a brief interview to people who will do the voluntary work? 68. Lucy loves children very much and would like to do some work for children during her 3-month summer holidays. What number should she call if wants more information about the work? 69. According to the third advertisement, what kind of people live in the residence in Province, Rhode Island? 70. Where will the weekend trips in August be organized? D Anita Roddick was born in a an English bomb shelter on October 23, 1942, during World War two. Her maiden name was Anita Lucia Perili. Anita’s parents and her three siblings had fled from Italy just before the war began. Her mother ran a café, and Anita helped her after school and on weekends. After finishing university, Anita taught briefly at a secondary school. She soon quit, however, and traveled to places such as Australia, South Africa and Tahiti. In 1970, she married to a poet named Gordon Roddick. The couple opened a restaurant and then a hotel. They had two daughters together, Justine and Samantha. In 1976, Gordon wanted to fulfill dream. He was going to ride a horse from South America to North America. Anita needed money while he was away. So, in 1976, she opened a small cosmetics store called The Body Shop. Roddick used ideas she had learned of in her travels, such as selling products made from all-natural ingredients(原料). Roddick refused to sell products that harmed animals, as well as ones that damaged the natural environment. She also recycled all her bottles and used cycled items in the store. The Body Shop was enormously successfully. By the time the company was sold to L’Oreal in 2006, it had more than 2,000 stores throughout the world. Customers voted it the second most-trusted brand in Great Britain. As The Body Shop grew, Roddick became an activist for several environmental and social causes. These included protecting the main forests, helping poor farmers, saving whales and working to end sex discrimination. In 1990, she founded children on the Edge, a charity that helps orphans in Europe and Asia. She also helped establish a magazine called The Big Issue, which was produced and sold by homeless people. In 2005, Roddick announced that she was going to give away her fortune. It was estimated to be more than $100 million. Roddick died on September 10, 2007. She was sixty-four. She did not
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leave any of her money to her daughters. Instead, she gave it all to charities. Questions 71-75: please complete the summary of the passage above with no more than three words for each blank. Anita Roddick’s family fled from Italy before the start of (71)______. She was born in an English bomb shelter on October 23,1942. Her maiden name was Anita Lucia Perili and changed to Anita Roddick after she (72)_______ Gordon Roddick in 1970. Six years later, he decided to open to a cosmetics shop while her (73)________was on a horse riding trip from South America to North America. During her life, she became a passionate activist for several (74)________ causes. One cause she felt strongly about was the protection of the environment. In 2005, her fortune was estimated to be over $100 million dollars. She donated all her money to _______ when she died. IV. Translation (翻译)（共 5 小题； 每小题 2 分，计 10 分） Please translate the following sentences into Chinese or English, using the hints given in the brackets. (请根据括号内所给的提示，将下列句子翻译成汉语或者英语。) 76. You may consider the advice and opinions of other people, but don’t let their advice drown out your inner voice. 77. there’s only one corner of the universe you can be sure of improving, and that ’s your own self. 78.我们的英语老师对待我们就像对待自己的孩子一样，因此班里所有的学生对她的评 价都很高。 （think highly of） 79. 事实上，虽然我们都渴望成功，但是有时候我们的行为却与我们想要的并不相符。 （correspond with） 80. 这篇简短的文章会让你知道， 为什么你有坏习惯，同时也会让你知道如何改掉那 些坏习惯。 （as well as） V. Error correction (短文改错)（共 10 处错误；每处错误 1 分，计 10 分） There are altogether 10 errors in the following passage. The errors are about missing words, unnecessary words and wrong words. Please correct them according to the following requirements: for a missing word, mark the position of the missing word with the sign “︿”and write the word you believe to be missing in the line on the answer sheet; for an unnecessary word, cross out the unnecessary word with the sign “＼” and put the word with the sign “＼” in the line on the answer sheet; for a wrong word, underline the wrong word and write the correct one in the line on the answer sheet. Notes: 1. There is only one word for each error; 2. You need to correct only 10 errors and there will be no marks for the eleventh error you correct. 下文中共有 10 处错误，错误涉及缺词、多词与错词三个方面。请根据以下要求修改 文中出现的错误： 缺词：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（︿） ，在答题线上写出该词； 多词：把多余的词用斜线（＼）划掉，在答题线上写出该词，并也用斜线（＼）划掉； 错词：在错的词下划一横线，并在答题线上写出改正后的词。 注意：1. 每处错误及修改均仅限一词； 2. 只需修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 （答案写在答题纸上） The mobile Phone Throwing World Champion are held every year in Finland, the
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birthplace of the first mobile phone. When the championships first took the place in 2000 there were only 30 competitors, but now the championship attract well over 100 people from the world. All of them are angry about one of the past century ’s most influential invention. The competitor is dividing into two sections, contested by teams and individuals. The original category is judged simple on length of throw, but in the freestyle event competitors win on points awarded for notable performances during the run-up. Though some competitors use their own handsets, but most take the mobile phones from a large range of second-hand phones which are supplied by the organizers. The competition is founded by local businessman Christiana Lund. “ I saw that all of us have very different emotions about their mobiles: much of the time they cause tension and frustration to us, especially which they get dropped. They never ring when they are supposed to and they go off at inconvenient times. So I had the ideal of a competition based releasing some of that tension.” VI. IQ Test(智力测试)（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，计 5 分） Answering the following questions.（回答下列问题。 ） （答案写在答题纸上） 91. Stephanie goes on holiday around Europe. She likes Hamburg but no Berlin, takes to Strasbourg but not Paris, and loves Barcelona but hates Madrid. According to the sentences above, does Stephanie like London or not? Why? 92. five children each took a handful of chocolates from a jar. Arnold had seven more chocolates in his hand than Beatrice, and Beatrice had six chocolates less than Claudia. Edgar had three more than David and Claudia had one more than Edgar. Beatrice and Edgar had nine chocolates between them. How many chocolates did the five children have in total. 93. rearrange the missing letters from this alphabet to form the name of a river in China. CF IW OUX JV QRK LP BMSH D
94. which of the six pictures completes the pattern? 95. what number should replace the question mark? 12 27 15 12 33 ? 25 33 21 31 10 21 12 27 15 12
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Is your teacher special? Tell us why he or she deserves to win this year ’s OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD Your letter should reach us by 30th December. The opening and ending of the letter have been given, and are not included in the word count. Your letter should include the following information about the teacher: *She has taught us English for two and a half years; *She is patient; *She has a special way of teaching; *She loves us very much. Dear Principal, ... Yours faithfully, Zhu Jun B) There is an old saying, “never judge a book by its cover.” What do you think of this saying? Write an article in 120- 150 words to express your opinion on it.
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