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.
位育中学 2016 学年第一学期零次考试
高三 英语试卷 （考试时间 120 分钟, 满分 150 分） 第 I 卷（共 95 分） 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 conversation and the question 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 is the best answer to the question you’ve heard. 1. A. In a cotton field. 3. A. It is 4:10. 4. A. The man lost his keys. C. The man couldn't open the door. 5. A. There won’t be an English test tomorrow. C. The woman was confident about the test. 6. A. He has always been so productive. C. He finished the paper just in time. 7. A. Linda has heard from her family. 8. A. Mary won’t come. C. Mary doesn’t want to come. 9. A. An invented story. B. A terrible dream. 10. A. He will continue his work on vacation. C. He has too much work to do. 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. B. On a bus. B. It is 4:20. C. On a train. C. It is 4:40. D. At a railway station. D. Search for a pen. D. It is 5:00.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. 7. B. 9. C. 10. D. 14. 12. A. He was badly injured. C. His wife was missing. 13. A. A storm caused damage to two villages. C. Villagers survived a terrible earthquake. B. He rushed outside with his children. D. His house was destroyed. B. An earthquake destroyed two villages. D. Two families lost their houses in a storm.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. One who is very lazy. C. One who has an unhappy existence. 15. A. Everyone should be taken good care of. B. Everyone has a successful period in their lifetime. C. Everyone should endure a difficult period of life. D. Everyone enjoys a happy life equally. 16. A. Dogs are well treated in the United States. B. ―It rains cats and dogs‖ means ―it rains hard‖. C. ―The dog days of summer‖ refer to the hottest days of the year. D. Old people like to learn new things and change the way to do things. Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation and the questions, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. 17. Where does the conversation take place? A. In a car-making factory. C. In a car rental house. 18. Which type is the cheapest to hire? A. Xiali. A. 300 yuan. B. Jetta. B. 400 yuan. C. Elysee. C. 200 yuan. D. Santana. D. 1200 yuan. 19. How much does it cost to hire a Santana a day? B. In a garage. D. In a car-selling department. B. One who works very hard. D. One who is competing for something.
2. A. Paint the bookshelf . B. Fix the bookshelf. C. Write a letter.
B. The door needed repairing. D. The man didn’t want to enter the room. B. Tomorrow’s English test will be easy. D. The English test took place a week ago. B. He got his job done within a minute. D. He hasn’t finished his paper yet. B. The man wrote his family yesterday. B. Mary will be late. D. Mary will come at 7:00. C. A real experience. D. An imaginary situation. B. Papers piled while he was on vacation. D. He has made his vacation plans.
C. The man asks Linda to write a letter again. D. Linda hasn’t received her parents’ reply.
20. Which of the following is FALSE? A. The man is just on holiday for a few days. B. hiring a car for sightseeing around Shanghai is great. C. Xiali is the big favorite these days. D. Alexander will 900 yuan for his car rental. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. 21. Which of the following is not mentioned? A. Food. B. Water. C. Exercising. D. Traveling. 22. Why do we deed to drink plenty of water? A. Because it helps get enough energy. B. Because more than a half of our body is water. C. Because it makes our muscles stronger. D. Because it supplies oxygen to the muscles. 23. What does the man mean by choosing ―right‖ food? A. Healthy food. C. Nutritious food. A. How to choose the right food. C. Ways to keep good health II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A Directions: After reading the passage below, fill in the blanks to make the sentences or 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 other. Alan and Linda always dreamed of living ―the good life‖. Both from poor working-class families, they married young and set out They both 26 25 (fulfill) their mutual goal of becoming wealthy. 27 (earn) enough money, they finally (work) very hard for years. 28 B. The quantity. D. Both quality and quantity. B. Keeping a well balanced diet. D. Some ways of exercising.
money. Alan also suffered from heart attack, another, and they found It was several years 32 33
cost the family much. One thing led to
in a financial disaster. Their house needed to be sold, and Alan and Linda managed to land on their feet, and though they
eventually they lost the country club membership and the cars. now live a life far from wealthy, they have learned a valuable lesson from their lives and felt quite blessed. Only now, as they think of what remains — a solid, loving marriage, a dependable income, and good friends — 34 they realize that true abundance comes not from gathering fortunes, but rather from appreciating. Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can be used only once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A. breakthroughs B. vital G. advocates C. humbleness D. representing J. favours E. testable K. changing 35 the collective F. involves
H. thoroughly I. employing
24. What is mainly talked about in the conversation? Science is accompanying us. It is the body of knowledge about nature, the general belief that scientists have developed and are has not been the key to most of the 37 36 efforts, insights, findings, and wisdom of the human race. The enormous success of science has led to a "method" extremely effective in gaining, organizing, and applying new knowledge. Although this method has a certain appeal, it in science. Regular research, experimentation without guessing, and other methods account for much of the progress in science. Rather than a particular method, the success of science has more to do with an attitude common to scientists. This attitude is essentially one of reputation or the number of without 40 39 38 before the facts. In the scientific spirit, scientists must accept facts even when they would like them to be different, regardless of their . They must strive to distinguish between what they see and what they wish to see. People have traditionally tended to adopt general rules, beliefs and theories questioning their validity（正确性）. The most widespread assumptions are the least questioned. Most often, when an idea is adopted, particular attention is given to cases that seem to support it, while cases refuting （反驳） it are ignored. In this sense, scientists must be truly expert at 41 their minds, because science seeks not to defend our beliefs but to improve them. Away from their profession, scientists are no more honest than other people. But in their profession they work in an area that 42 honesty. To reduce the likelihood of errors, scientists 43 — at least should accept the words only of those whose ideas, theories, and findings are
could move from their two-bedroom home to a seven-bedroom home in a rich neighbourhood. They focused their energies on trying to have 29 they considered important for a good life: membership in the local country club, luxury cars, designer clothing, and high-class society friends. ________ _______ much they earned, it never seemed to be enough. They were unable to 30 (acquire) in childhood. Then the stock market crashed in 1987, and Alan and Linda lost a considerable amount of remove the financial insecurity
in principle. Sooner or later, mistakes are bound to be found out and wishful thinking to be exposed. The honesty so scientists. Ⅲ. Reading Comprehension Section A Directions: for each blank in the following passage 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. In most cultures superiors are freer to look at subordinates（下属）than the other way around. __45__ , Eye contact also is related to power. If Alberto looks directly at his employee John, he indicates that he has a right to do so. If John __46__ his eyes when Alberto looks at him, he may be indicating that he accepts his subordinate position. Of course, eye contact is only one aspect of showing __47__. Since several cultures consider the eye to be ―the window of the soul,‖ eye contact or its __48__ is interpreted to have special meaning. In these cultures eye contact is related to honesty. In other cultures eye contact is seen as a(n) __49__ of privacy. ―He couldn’t even look at me in the eye‖ is a common phrase that in Western cultures indicates that the speaker had something to __50__. In North American and Northern European cultures eye contact shows openness, and trustworthiness. If a woman from the United States looks __51__ at someone, she allows that person to see her eyes and decide whether she is trustworthy. Someone who does not make eye contact is considered shifty（诡诈的）and makes the listener __52__. In that case, the __53__ goes up and one becomes more careful. People from all cultures carry their cultural attitudes toward eye contact with them, and like most aspects of nonverbal behavior, eye contact does not travel easily across cultural boundaries. In most cases we don’t consciously think of eye contact; we do it subconsciously. As a result, habits relating to eye contact are difficult to change. Arab cultures, even more than Western cultures, use very __54__ eye contact and concentrate on eye movement to read real intentions. The feeling is that they do not lie. To see the eye more clearly, Arabs move closer, and that makes non-Arabs uncomfortable. This links eye contact to the use of __55__. A person from Japan, for example, would feel uncomfortable both with the intense eye contact and with the __56__ closeness. That person will feel even more uncomfortable if the Arab, in addition to making close eye contact and standing very close to the listener, touches the listener. In this case the Arab is __57__ three very strong nonverbal signals, all of which run counter to what is acceptable nonverbal behavior in Japan. 44 to the progress of science thus becomes a matter of self-interest to
In many cases an Arab speaker may not want to show his feelings, yet because of the culture, he cannot __58__ eye contact. Therefore, he may look for other means to protect his feelings and intentions. Some people say that the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, for example, always used to wear sunglasses so that the people he was talking to could not follow the movement of his eyes. They argued that the __59__ were an attempt to hide his true intentions. 45. A. However 46. A. lifts 47. A. power 48. A. communication 49. A. respect 50. A. say 51. A. shyly 52. A. bored 53. A. defense 54. A. casual 55. A. facial expression 56. A. mental 57. A. conveying 58. A. refuse 59. A. frowns Section B Directions: Read the following three 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) British men are encouraged to cry. There are certain things British men like to believe about themselves. The first is that one day they will again win the World Cup. They also believe they do not cry. Over the centuries, Britons are believed to have a "stiff upper lip". But is this true? Yes, it is. A recent study arranged by Kleenex on how the British express their emotions reveals that 95 percent of them still contain their emotions. Moreover, while 72 percent think this is unhealthy, 19 percent can't remember the last time they B. Therefore B. opens B. honesty B. expression B. protection B. conceal B. directly B. suspicious B. reservation B. conservative B. posture B. physical B. indicating B. maintain B. eye browns C. Besides C. closes C. privacy C. look C. invasion C. deny C. awkwardly C. embarrassed C. reflection C. intense C. gesture C. psychological C. receiving C. acquire C. eye movements D. Nevertheless D. lowers D. rudeness D. lack D. principle D. admit D. uncomfortably D. frustrated D. destruction D. reserved D. space D. physiological D. interpreting D. respond D. sunglasses
"let it out". As a result, Kleenex is launching the "Let It Out" campaign that encourages Brits to grab a tissue and have a good cry. These days, however, the male Briton's attitude toward crying is changing. Though the majority still struggles to open up emotionally, a 2004 study by Oxford's Social Issues Research Center found that 77 percent of British men considered crying in public increasingly acceptable. Half of London males admitted crying in front of their mothers. Scotsmen are the least emotional, although they are the most likely to cry at weddings. Peter Marsh, director of the center, said: "Crying can now indicate sensitivity rather than weakness. Like with David Beckham, crying because you're dropping off your boy at nursery isn't seen as weak. " Winston Churchill was said to be a frequent crier, shedding tears at seeing a survivor in an air raid shelter（防空洞）, and when he saw his wife after a long absence. Psychologists say that while society has accepted that men can cry, there are limits. Ronald Bracey, a consulting psychologist, said: "If a man began to cry when he was having stitches（缝针） in hospital, he would be considered as a wimp（软弱的人）. Men still need to be seen as strong when it comes to physical pain. " 60. What does the passage mainly deal with? A. Impression of British men. B. British men's dream of the World Cup. C. Advice on how to control emotions. D. Different attitudes British men have towards crying. 61. Which of the following concerning the British men is NOT true according to the passage? A. They are supposed to easily control emotions over the centuries. B. They are confident that they will again get successful in the World Cup. C. About 50% of Britons admitted crying before their mothers. D. Nowadays, the male Briton's attitude toward crying is changing. 62. The word "contain" in paragraph 3 means ______. A. store B. hold back C. include D. stir up 63. What does the author think of the British men's crying? A. They should cry if hurt. B. They should keep firm not to cry to show they are not wimps. C. They should be brave in face of physical pain and cry if necessary when facing other problems. D. They should "let it out" whatever problems they meet with. BABYSITTER Sex: female
Aged more than 50, at least from senior high school. Rich experience of looking after children Apply to: Job center, Sogo Street, NO.18, Colton. PART-TIME DRIVERS WANTED Clean driving license. Must be of smart appearance. Aged over 23. Apply to: Capes Taxi, 17 Palace road, Colton. AIR HOSTESSES Southern Airlines require air hostesses for international flights. Applicants must be between 20 and 33 years old, height 1.60 m to 1.75 m, education to GCSE standard, two languages, must be able to swim. Apply to: Recruitment Officer, Southern Airlines, Heathrow Airport West, HR 37 KK. MEN NURSES NEEDED For private hospitals Education: (At least) graduate from Nursing School Working experience: unnecessary. Apply to: The Personnel of Bear Hospital, 279 Canal Street, Colton. 64. Jack is excellent in appearance and an experienced taxi driver. Why is his application refused as a result? A. Aged 32. C. Unable to speak a foreign language. Department, which job might be given to him? A. Driving for Capes Taxis. C. Nursing in Bear Hospital A. She once broke a traffic law and was fined. C. She has before worked as a babysitter. B. Working for southern Airlines. D. None of the three. B. She can’t speak Japanese very well. D. She never receives education. B. Punished and fined because of speeding. D. Not having college education.
65. Ben, aged 21, fond of swimming and driving, just graduated from a medicine college, Nursing
66. What prevents Mary, aged 52, becoming a babysitter?
(C) In our culture, the sources of what we call a sense of ―mastery‖ — feeling important and worthwhile — and the sources of what we call a sense of ―pleasure‖— finding life enjoyable — are not always the same. Women often are told ―You can’t have it all.‖ Sometimes what the speaker really is saying is: ―You choose a career, so you can’t expect to have closer relationships or a happy family life.‖ or ―You have a wonderful husband and children — what’s all this about wanting a career?‖ But women need to understand and develop both aspects of well-being, if they are to feel good about themselves. Our study shows that, for women, well-being has two aspects. One is mastery, which includes self-respect, a sense of control over your life, and low levels of anxiety and depression. Mastery is closely related to the ―doing‖ side of life, to work and activity. Pleasure is the other aspect, and it is made up of happiness, satisfaction and optimism. It is tied more closely to the ―feeling‖ side of life. The two are independent of each other. A woman could be high in mastery and low in pleasure, and vice versa（反之亦然）. For example, a woman who has a good job, but whose mother has just died, might be feeling very good about herself and in control of her work life, but the pleasure side could be damaged for a time. The concepts of mastery and pleasure can help us identify the sources of well-being for women, and correct past mistakes. In the past, women were encouraged to look only at the feeling side of life as the source of all well-being. But we know that both mastery and pleasure are important. And mastery seems to be achieved largely through work. In our study, all the groups of employed women were valued significantly higher in mastery than women who were not employed. A woman’s well-being is developed when she takes on multiple roles. At least by middle adulthood, the women who were involved in a combination of roles — marriages, motherhood, and employment — were the highest in well-being, in spite of warnings about stress and strain. 67. It can be inferred from the first paragraph that ________. A. for women, a sense of ―mastery‖ is more important than a sense of ―pleasure‖ B. for women, a sense of ―pleasure‖ is more important than a sense of ―mastery‖ C. women can’t have a sense of ―mastery‖ and a sense of ―pleasure‖ at the same time D. a sense of ―mastery‖ and a sense of ―pleasure‖ are both necessary to women 68. The author’s attitude towards women having a career is________. A. negative B. positive C. indifferent D. realistic 69. One can conclude from the passage that if a woman takes on several social roles, ________. A. it will be easier for her to overcome stress and strain
B. she will be more successful in her career C. her chances of getting promoted will be greater D. her life will be richer and more meaningful 70. Which of the following can be considered as a source of ―pleasure‖ for women? A. Family life C. Regular employment Section C Directions: After reading the passage below, choose the best answers from the six statements according to what you have just read. As we get busy and stressed, we tend to make poor nutritional choices that can actually increase our stress levels and cause other problems. 71 . Eat Breakfast. You may argue that you’re not hungry yet, that you don’t have time, that lunch will come soon enough, that you need to diet anyway, or that the milk in the coffee you pick up on the way is all the good nutrition you need. Choose Green Tea. 72 You need it. If you’re a coffee drinker, you may not realize the effects caffeine has on 73 . B. Multiple roles in society D. Freedom from anxiety
your system. However, you can reduce your stress levels and improve your mental performance throughout the day if you gradually rid yourself of large amounts of caffeine. Carry a Snack. Having some healthful snacks in your car, office, or purse can help you avoid blood sugar level dips and accompanying mood swings and tiredness. Certain energy bars all contain good nutrition. Along these lines, you should always have water handy, as it’s so vital to health and proper physical functioning. Stock Your Home With Healthy Fare. Even more important than getting the bad stuff out of your house, is getting healthy food in! 74 . That way you know you’ll have what you want when you need it, and you won’t have to stress over what to eat each night; you’ll already have thought of it! (This makes eating at home much easier, too!) A. After a few weeks, they’ll become a habit and your body will feel the difference. B. Here are some tips for getting good nutrition even under stress. C. You can easily have a hard-boiled egg on your way out the door. D. A relatively healthy way to do that is to replace coffee with green tea. E. But skipping this meal makes it harder to maintain stable blood sugar levels. F. The best way is to plan a menu of heal thy meals at the beginning of each week.
第 II 卷（共 55 分） I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 进了大学我才意识到自己以前是多么依赖父母。 （Not until） 2. 随着经济的发展，越来越多的中国人有钱去海外旅游了。(afford) 3. 我还没来得及提醒他保守这个秘密, 他就匆匆挂了电话。 （before） 4. 那所私立学校规定学生不可以将手机带入校园, 这令学生们感到郁闷。(upset) Ⅱ. Writing 1. Summary writing Directions: Reading the passage carefully. Then write an English summary in about 60 words in your words according to the passage given below. In schools and at home, most of us have been scolded or even got punished for daydreaming. The majority of people say that by daydreaming we waste our time and energy in something that is nothing less than unproductive things. But many medical studies have showed something different. They’ve stressed on the fact that daydreaming works wonders on our imagination power, creativity and situation-handling technique. In fact, many problems can be easily solved if we daydream. The topmost benefit of daydreaming is that your mood gets the right improvement. By separating yourself from the world around you, you tend to enjoy the aloneness in your mind and get peace from daydreaming as you think about something that calms your senses. When you start imagining things while daydreaming, you tend to forget all the stress and tension. Instead, you get happiness from it and this happiness changes into a source of energy that helps you in working in a good mood. Many psychologists have said that people who daydream tend to have a sharper memory. It’s true that when you’re daydreaming, you tend to get carried away to imagining various situations, either real or unreal. You tend to act differently in different situations, trying to satisfy your mind by doing what you want in your dreams. When your mind gets satisfied, you’re in a better position to concentrate more in your work. Since daydreaming activates the nerves of your brain, you tend to have higher attentiveness and your ability to remember things develop. When you daydream, you automatically imagine yourself as your heart says and therefore, you
get to know yourself better. You also start realizing the mistakes you’ve made in life and you start trying your best to avoid repeating them. Such imagination techniques help you to connect yourself with your soul. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
2. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 假设你是星光中学的李华，将参加主题为―Let’s Ride Bicycles‖的英语演讲比赛。请撰写一份演 讲稿，主要内容可包括： ? ? 目前汽车带来的空气污染、交通堵塞等问题 骑自行车的益处，如节能环保，有利健康 节能（energy saving）
参考词汇：低碳生活（low-carbon life） Good morning, everyone,
注意：演讲稿开头和结尾已给出，该部分不计入总词数。 I am Li Hua from Xingguang Middle School. The topic of my speech is ―Let’s Ride Bicycles‖.
位育中学 2016 学年第一学期零次考试 高三 英语试卷 参考答案 第I卷 I. Listening Comprehension 1-5 CBBCA 17-24 CABC Section A 25. to fulfill 26. worked 27. Having worked 28. what/something/everything 29. No matter how 30. acquired Section B 35-44 DIACG HKFEB 31. which 32. themselves 33. before 34. do 6-10 CDDDC DBDC 11-13 BDA 14-16 CBD
2. Good morning, everyone, I am Li Hua from Xingguang Middle School. The topic of my speech is "Let's Ride Bicycles". As is known to us, air pollution and heavy urban traffic are becoming increasingly severe mainly due to the overuse of cars. Therefore, it’s high time we chose another better means of transport, that is, cycling. There are many good reasons to ride bicycles. First of all, compared to cars, bicycles are much cheaper to buy and maintain, and you don't have all the added costs of fuel, and parking. What's more, bicycles are more environmentally friendly than cars, because they hardly make noises or cause any pollution. Cycling has become a new trend around the world, a good way of energy saving and low-carbon life. Last but not least, cycling is an excellent way to keep fit and live longer. By riding bicycles, you can cut down your risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure and other illnesses. So needless to say, riding bicycles actually has great effects on us. Let's ride bicycles from today on! Thank you for listening!
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
III. Reading Comprehension Section A: 50–54 BDADC 55–59 DBDA 第 II 卷 I. Translation 1. Not until I entered the university did I realize how much I had depended on my parents before. 2. With the economic development, more and more Chinese can afford to travel overseas/abroad. 3. He hung up the phone in a hurry before I could remind him to keep the secret/keep it a secret. 4.The private school made it a rule that mobiles phones mustn’t be taken to campus, which made the students feel upset/upset the students. Ⅱ. Writing 1. Most people regard daydreaming as a waste of time and energy. (要点 1) However, that’s not the case. Many medical studies have found that daydreaming has a lot of benefits. First of all, daydreaming can improve your mood. (要点 2) What’s more, it helps develop your memory. (要点 3) Last but not least, daydreaming helps you to know yourself better. (要点 4) BBBAC 60-64 DBAAD Section B: DCBC BCD Section C: BEDF
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9. M: Jane, what would you do if you were on vacation overseas and lost all your money and credit 听力文字 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 conversation and the question 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. W: Look at the big field of cotton. And there is a farm with some beautiful houses. M: You really get to know the country when you go by train, don’t you? Q: Where did this conversation most probably take place? 2. M: I can’t find my pen. I need to write a letter. W: I’ll look for it later. Right now I need your help to fix this bookshelf before I paint it. Q: What will they do first? 3. W: Oh, my God! It is four fifty already. And I still have these letters to type. M: Don’t worry. That clock is half an hour fast. You still have forty minutes to finish them. Q: What time is it now? 4. W: Why are you standing outside the room instead of entering？ M: I tried all my keys in the lock, but it won’t open. Q: What happened? 5. M: You seem terribly confident about tomorrow’s English test. W: Don’t you know yet? It was announced this morning that the test was postponed for a week. Q: What do we learn from this conversation? 6. W: What? Have you really finished writing your term paper? M: Of course. Nothing makes a man more productive than the last minute. Q: What can we infer from the conversation? 7. M: Hi, Linda. Have you gotten a letter from your family? I received one the day before yesterday. W: Not yet. I just wrote them yesterday so it will be impossible for me to get their reply until next week. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? 8. W: I wonder if Mary will really come at 7:00. She said she would. M: Don’t worry about it. Her word is as good as gold. Q: What does the man mean? 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 report. Back to the news. Last Friday a storm hit two villages destroying fourteen houses. Seven others were so badly damaged that their owners had to leave them, and fifteen others had broken windows. One person was killed, and nine were badly injured and taken to hospital. A number of other people received small injuries. Altogether over two hundred were left homeless as a result of the storm. A farmer said the storm began early in the morning and lasted over an hour. He was in the kitchen with his wife and his children when they heard a loud noise. A few minutes later their house fell down on top of them. They managed to climb out but then he saw that one of his children was missing. He went back inside and found him safe but very frightened. A woman said that her husband had just left for work when she noticed that her house was shaking. She rushed outside immediately with her children. There was no time for her to take anything. A few minutes later, the roof came down. Soldiers went to the area to help the people in trouble. (Now listen again please.) Questions: 11. How many people were badly injured? 12. What do we know about the farmer? 13. What does the news mainly tell us? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. cards? W: Well, I guess I’d probably sell my watch and camera, or I might get a job as a waitress somewhere till I made enough money to buy a plane ticket to return home. Q: What are they talking about? 10. W: I’m afraid you’ve been working too hard. You should take a vacation. M: Tell that to the pile of papers on my desk. Q: What does the man imply?
Americans use many expressions with the word dog. People in the United States love their dogs and treat them well. They take their dogs for walks, let them play outside and give them good food and medical care. However, dogs without owners to care for them lead a different kind of life. The expression, to lead a dog's life, describes a person who has an unhappy existence. Some people say we live in a dog-eat-dog world. That means many people are competing for the same things, like good jobs. They say that to be successful, a person has to work like a dog. This means they have to work very, very hard. Still, people say every dog has its day. This means that every person enjoys a successful period during his or her life. Yet, some people say that you can never teach an old dog new tricks. They believe that older people do not like to learn new things and will not change the way they do things. Dog expressions also are used to describe the weather. The dog days of summer are the hottest days of the year. A rainstorm may cool the weather. But we do not want it to rain too hard. We do not want it to rain cats and dogs. (Now listen again please.) Questions: 14. What is the expression ―to lead a dog’s life‖ used to describe? 15. What do Americans mean by saying ―every dog has its day‖? 16. Which of the following statements is not true? 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 have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. W: Good morning. This is Shanghai Car Rental. M: Good morning, Miss. A friend of mine suggested I call you to hire a car. W: Oh, yes. A lot of people do this these days. M: Yes, we are just on holiday here for a few days and they said it would be a good idea to hire a car for sightseeing around the city. W: Well, it certainly is. What kind of car do you want to hire? M: What can you suggest? W: We have a variety of choice, such as Xiali, which is the cheapest, 200 yuan a day, Citroen, Jetta, Elysee, but Santana sedans are the big favorite these days. M: How much if I hire a Santana for three days? W: Oh, that will be 1,200 yuan.
M: Oh, it sounds a bit too expensive. What about a Jetta? W: It will be 300 yuan a day. M: Then I'd better hire a Jetta tomorrow morning, would there be any problem? W: No problem at all. Now let me take down your name and telephone number. M: My name is Alexander, that is A-l-e-x-a-n-d-e-r, and my phone number, 13611058893. W: Ok, Alexander, Jetta, for three days. All right. Thanks and good luck. M: Thank you. (Now listen again please.) Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. W: What do we need to keep the body going? M: We need to eat the right food. W: What do you mean by ―right‖? M: ―Right‖ means quality and quantity. We need to eat healthy food and the right mixture of different kinds of food. W: How does the right food help the body? M: When we have the right mixture of different kinds of food, we have energy to learn, work and play. W: What else do we need? M: We need to drink plenty of water because more than half of the body is water. W: What else? M: We also need enough sleep and exercise. W: Can you explain that? M: The body’s systems restore themselves during sleep, and exercise makes the heart and lungs strong. And strong hearts and lungs get energy and oxygen to the muscles quickly. W: How can we make our hearts and lungs stronger? M: Some ways to make our hearts and lungs stronger are riding a bike, dancing, walking and swimming. (Now listen again please.)