虹口区 2012 学年度第一学期高三年级英语学科 期终教学质量监控测试卷
2013.1 考生注意： 1. 本试卷分为第Ⅰ 卷（第 1-11 页）和第Ⅱ 卷（12 页）两部分。全卷共 12 页。满分 150 分。 考试时间 120 分钟。 2. 答第 I 卷前，考生务必在答题卡上用钢笔或圆珠笔清楚填写学校、班级、姓名和准考证 号，并用铅笔在答题卡上正确涂写准考证号。 3. 第 I 卷（1-16 小题，25-80 小题）由机器阅卷，答案必须全部涂写在答题卡上。考生应将 代表正确答案的小方格用铅笔涂黑。注意试题题号和答题卡编号一一对应，不能错位。答案 需要更改时，必须将原选项用橡皮擦去，重新选择。答案不能涂写在试卷上，涂写在试卷上 一律不给分。第 I 卷中的第 17-24 小题、81-84 小题和第 II 卷的试题，其答案用钢笔或圆珠 笔写在答题卡上，如用铅笔答题，或写在试卷上也一律不给分。
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 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. A. Go to the library. B. Give the woman a ride. C. Meet his friend. D. Follow the woman’s directions. 2. A. 15 minutes. B. 45 minutes. C. An hour. D. An hour and a quarter. 3. A. In a hotel. B. In a restaurant. C. In a cafeteria. D. In a pizza hut. 4. A. Employer and employee. B. Husband and wife. C. Teacher and student. D. Patient and doctor. 5. A. She’s not interested in the walk. B. She’s too busy to take a walk. C. She does not want to do anything. D. She’ll go after she finishes her work. 6. A. She did the exam with ease. B. She hated taking exams. C. The exam was far beyond her. D. The exam was cancelled. 7. A. She doesn’t spend much time with her friends. B. She doesn’t like her new school. C. She has adapted easily to her new school. D. She spends most of her free time at school. 8. A. Jim is very interesting. B. Jim hasn’t found anything. C. Jim has got a new job. D. Jim is very lazy. 9. A. He hasn’t had time to try it on yet. C. He dislikes the large shirt. B. It doesn’t fit him very well. D. He has forgotten to wear it.
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10. A. He doesn’t know a lot about computers. C. He is likely to help.
B. He has already asked for help. D. He was the last one to use the computer.
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. She was bored with her lazy life at home. B. She was offered a good job by her neighbor. C. She wanted to help with the family’s finance. D. Her family would like to see her more involved in social life. 12. A. Doing housework. B. Looking after her youngest child. C. Reading newspapers and watching TV. D. Taking good care of her husband. 13. A. Jane got angry at Bill’s lazy life. B. Bill failed to adapt to the new situation. C. Bill blamed Jane for neglecting the family. D. The children were not taken good care of. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. 50 million. B. 57 million. C. 120 million. D. 128 million. 15. A. For financial aid. B. For accurate policy making. C. For economic growth. D. For knowing the level of education. 16. A. Helping the developing countries. B. Establishing a partnership with the WHO. C. Improving people’s health. D. Keeping correct records of births and deaths. 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. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
YOUR IDEAL PARTNER
Age Occupation Personality Hobbies Around _____17_____ _____18_____ Relatively _____19_____ and fun-loving _____20_____ sports, such as tennis…
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. What is the advantage of the first place? There are _____21_____ fruits.
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Why do the speakers give up the first choice?
There is no ______22______ or dryer… not even a TV. It’s only _______23______ from the ocean. To rent a ______24_______.
Where is the second place located? What are the speakers talking about?
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
Section A Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence. 25. ______ economy in some European countries worsening, many more workers had to be laid off. A. With B. By C. For D. Beyond 26. – Mike, did you see Mr. Chapman in the office just now? -- Yes, he ______, and he looked a little bit nervous. A. had been interviewed B. interviewed C. was being interviewed D. was interviewed 27. A reporter’s task is to inform readers of the events that happened, ______ conclusions. A. not draw B. not drawing C. not to draw D. not drawn 28. Do you believe drinking a glass of wine every day ______ reduce the danger of heart diseases? A. could B. must C. need D. should 29. Before the ladies ______ the colorful box, filled with things like books, dolls and fancy clothes. A. was lain B. are lain C. lie D. lay 30. Boys and girls, make sure you ______ your names on the test paper before handing them in. A. wrote B. write C. will write D. had written 31. Of all the clues they provided, ______ is of any help for solving the case of robbery. A. nothing B. neither C. none D. no one 32. In extreme weather, a worn tyre can break easily ______ it’s mended, as is often the case. A. when B. where C. which D. that 33. ______ once every two years, whether it is a car, a bus or a lorry, is the rule that all drivers must obey in our country. A. Having been examined B. Examined C. Examining D. Being examined 34. People generally think that fairness and justice are at the centre of ______ they are striving for. A. how B. why C. which D. what 35. It worries the couple a lot ______ their only son is behaving worse and worse these days. A. how B. why C. that D. what 36. an important position in a big company, Richard has a good chance to improve himself. A. Offered B. Offering C. Having offered D. To offer 37. According to what he complained about, something must have gone wrong with the computer, ______?
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A. mustn’t it B. didn’t he C. hasn’t he D. didn’t it 38. In Canada, cross country skiing is a popular sport among people ______ they can enjoy excitement and adventure. A. that B. where C. whom D. which 39. Making a proper choice ______ the future will probably make much difference in our life. A. concerning B. to concern C. concerned D. having concerned 40. -- How long do you think it will be ______ the bus arrives here? -- No more than five minutes. A. when B. before C. since D. after 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. based F. ambitious B. schedule G. success C. individual H. studying D. determined I. marvel E. achieving J. smarter
The Secret of Success The secret of success is that there is no secret. Some people succeed because they are just __41__ than other people. Some people succeed because they just work harder than other people. And some people succeed because they are just plain lucky. Ma Donghan is a student at Tsinghua University who is __42__ to be successful and she’s not going to leave it to luck. Ma is obviously smart because she’s a student at the best university in China, but her plan for success is __43__ on the old fashion value of hard work. You can see that by the weekly schedule she’s set up for herself which was recently posted online. Every hour of every day is accounted for. There is her classroom __44__, of course, but then blocks of time are set aside for __45__ each subject and also for a few activities like playing sports. There are no hours set aside for just relaxing and there are only five hours allotted (分配) each night for sleeping. She has set a very __46__, almost punishing schedule for herself, but it seems to be working. Other students __47__ at Ma’s diligence and discipline but doubt that they could achieve the same level of success. Perhaps not, but Ma is obviously a unique and special __48__. She has set high goals, made a plan to achieve those goals, and worked hard to keep to her plan. This is what other students can learn from Ma. In school, as in life, __49__ is never guaranteed and not everyone will find him or herself at the top of the pyramid. The important thing to remember is that having a plan and working hard to stay with the plan will bring you a level of success that just being smart and lucky cannot.
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. When we read books we seem to enter a new world. This new world can be similar to the one
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we are living in, or it can be very __50__. Some stories are told as if they were true. Real people who live in a __51__ world do real things; in other words, the stories are about people just like us doing what we do. Other stories, such as the Harry Potter books, are not __52__. They are characters and creatures that are very different from us and do things that would be impossible for us. But there is more to books and writing than this. If we think about it, even realistic writing is only __53__. How can we tell the difference between what is real and what is not real? For example, when we read about Harry Potter, we do seem to learn something about the real world. And when Harry studies magic at Hogwarts, he also learns more about his real life than __54__. Reading, like writing, is an action. It is a way of thinking. When we read or write something, we do much more than simple look at words on a page. We use our __55__, which is real, and our imagination, which is real in a different way, to make the words come to life in our minds. Both realism and fantasy (幻想) use the imagination and the ―magic‖ of reading and writing to make us think. When we read something realistic, we have to __56__ that the people we are reading about are just like us, even though we __57__ that we are real and they are not. It sounds __58__, but it works. When we read, we fill in missing information and __59__ the causes and effects of what a character does. We help the writer by __60__ that what we read is like real life. __61__, we are writing the book, too. Most of us probably don’t think about what is going on in our __62__ when we are reading. We pick up a book and lose ourselves in a good story, eager to find out what will __63__ next. Knowing how we feel when we read can help us become better __64__, and it will help us discover more about the real magic of books. 50. A. different 51. A. common 52. A. instructive 53. A. planned 54. A. magic 55. A. grammar 56. A. recall 57. A. hope 58. A. terrible 59. A. think about 60. A. guessing 61. A. In a way 62. A. society 63. A. appear 64. A. writers B. possible B. usual B. realistic B. thinkable B. lessons B. knowledge B. ensure B. find B. dangerous B. talk of B. telling B. As usual B. minds B. argue B. fans C. important C. normal C. reasonable C. designed C. dreams C. skill C. imagine C. learn C. serious C. learn from C. pretending C. On the contrary C. life C. happen C. professionals D. necessary D. certain D. moral D. imagined D. experience D. words D. understand D. know D. strange D. forget about D. promising D. By the way D. world D. develop D. readers
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.
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(A) A new study of 8,000 young people in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shows that although love can make adults live healthily and happily, it is a bad thing for young people. Puppy love (早恋) may bring stress for young people and can lead to depression (忧郁症). The study shows that girls become more depressed than boys, and younger girls are the worst of all. The possible reason for the connection between love and higher risk of depression for girls is ―loss of self‖. According to the study, even though boys would say ―lose themselves in a romantic relationship‖, this ―loss of self‖ is much more likely to lead to depression when it happens to girls. Young girls who have romantic relationships usually like hiding their feelings and opinions. They won’t tell that to their parents. Dr Marian Kaufman, an expert on young people problems, says 15% to 20% young people will have depression during their growing. Trying romance often causes the depression. She advises kids not to jump into romance too early. During growing up, it is important for young people to build strong friendships and a strong sense of self. She also suggests the parents should encourage their kids to keep close to their friends, attend more interesting school activities and spend enough time with family. Parents should watch for signs of depression -- eating or mood changes -- and if they see signs from their daughters or sons, they need to give help. The good news is that the connection between romance and depression seems to become weak with age. Love will always make us feel young, but only maturity (成熟) gives us a chance to avoid its bad side effects. 65. What’s the main idea of the passage? A. Puppy love may bring young people depression. B. Parents should forbid their children’s love. C. Romance is a two edged sword for adults. D. Romance is good for young people. 66. Which of the following is more likely to have depression? A. Young people who have a strong sense of selfishness. B. Young boys whose parents watch for their behavior. C. Young girls who always hide their feelings and opinions. D. Careless parents whose children are deep in love. 67. What can be inferred from the passage? A. Lacking love can lead young people to grow up more quickly. B. Early love makes young people keep close to their friends and parents. C. Parents should help their children to be aware of the signs of depression. D. The older a woman is，the less likely she seems to lose herself in romance. 68. What’s the author’s attitude towards puppy love? A. Confused. B. Disapproving. C. Disinterested. D. Scared.
(B) It helps to choose the colors you plan to live with in your home with awareness of how
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different colors affect your emotional and physical states. Every color has a unique meaning, and this can significantly affect how you feel in a room. Simple Solution: Using this simple chart, you can choose a room’s color to be in balance and harmony with the role you want a room to have in your and your family’s life. Red: A room that is painted red will energize, Orange: Orange rooms encourage happy, inspire activity and movement, help passion, and joyful, social gatherings. While an orange be powerful and stimulating. A red room can also dining room or family room can stimulate be exhausting and overpowering, and stressful for the appetite, it is a great choice for such those who are anxious. gathering places. Orange enhances parties, Yellow: Yellow rooms inspire intellectual clarity, communication, positive feelings, and organization, clear-headed thinking, and happy general good cheer. energy. Yellow is considered a color for the logical left side of the brain. Yellow is also very Blue: Blue rooms are often chosen for bright and somewhat energizing. bedrooms and meditation ( 冥 想 ) rooms Green: Green rooms are very restful but combine with an energizing quality. Green is the color of outdoors, calm and active at the same time. Green brings balance and harmony to a room, and can be used as a calming place for people who are troubled or in need of refreshment. because its cool energy is very calming, restful, peaceful, and spiritual. Blue helps inspire a quiet meditative quality, and color therapy with blue has been found to reduce blood pressure. Blue is also useful to make one to sleep.
69. What impression can green rooms give to you? A. Passionate and powerful. B. Refreshing and harmonious. C. Cool and calming. D. Inspiring and bright. 70. If you are going to hold a family gathering, which color of the room can best enhance your atmosphere? A. Red. B. Orange. C. Blue. D. Green. 71. Which of the following statements about color is NOT true? A. Yellow rooms inspire logical and clear thinking. B. Blue creates a quiet meditative quality. C. Different colors affect you emotionally and physically. D. Red rooms are acceptable when you are in a bad mood. (C) Prolonging human life has increased the size of the human population. Many people alive today would have died of childhood diseases if they had been born 100 years ago. Because more people live longer, there are more people around at any given time. In fact, it is a decrease in death rates, not an increase in birthrates, that has led to the population explosion. Prolonging human life has also increased the dependency load. In all societies, people who are disabled or too young or too old to work are dependent on the rest of society to provide for them. In hunting and gathering cultures, old people who could not keep up might be left behind to die. In times of famine (饥荒), infants might be allowed to die because they could not survive if their parents starved, where as if the parents survived they could have another child. In most contemporary societies, people feel a moral obligation (责任) to keep people alive whether they can work or not. We have a great many people today who live past the age at which they want to
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work or are able to work; we also have rules which require people to retire at a certain age. Unless these people were able to save money for their retirement, somebody else must support them. In the United States many retired people live on social security checks which are so little that they must live in near poverty. Older people have more illnesses than young or middle-aged people; unless they have wealth or private or government insurance, they must often ―go on welfare‖ if they have a serious illness. When older people become senile (衰老的) or too weak and ill to care for themselves, they create grave problems for their families. In the past and in some traditional cultures, they would be cared for at home until they died. Today, with most members of a household working or in school, there is often no one at home who can care for a sick or weak person. To meet this need, a great many nursing homes and convalescent (疗养的) hospitals have been built. These are often profit making organizations, although some are sponsored by religious and other nonprofit groups. While a few of these institutions are good, most of them are simply ―dumping (倒垃圾的) grounds‖ for the dying in which ―care‖ is given by poorly paid, overworked, and under skilled personnel (员工). 72. The author believes that the increased size of the human population results from _______. A. an increase in birthrates C. a decrease in death rates B. the industrial development D. childhood diseases
73. It can be inferred from the passage that in hunting and gathering cultures _______. A. it was a moral responsibility for the families to keep alive the aged people who could not work B. the survival of infants was less important than that of their parents in times of starvation C. old people were given the task of imparting (传授) the cultural wisdom of the tribe to new generations D. death was celebrated as a time of rejoicing for an individual freed of (免除) the hardships of life
74. The phrase ―this need‖ in the last paragraph refers to ________. A. prolonging the dying old people’s lives B. reducing the problems caused by the retired people C. making profits through caring for the sick or weak people D. taking care of the sick or weak people 75. According to the passage, which of the following statements about the old people in the United States is true? A. Many of them live on social security money which is hardly enough. B. Minority of them remain in a state of near poverty after their retirement. C. Many nursing homes are sponsored by religious and nonprofit groups. D. Older people have wealth or private insurance if they have a serious illness. Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from A-F for each
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paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need.
A. The Education in Paris B. Culture of Paris C. The Population Growth in Paris D. The Production of Paris E. The Introduction of Paris F. The Industries in Paris
76. ________ Paris, the capital and the largest city of the country, is in north central France. The Paris metropolitan area contains nearly 20% of the nation’s population and is the economic, cultural, and political center of France. The French government has historically favored the city as the site for all decision making, thus powerfully attracting nearly all of the nation’s activities. 77. ________ Paris has grown steadily since it was chosen as the national capital in the late 10th century. With the introduction of the Industrial Revolution, a great number of people moved to the city from the country during the 19th century. The migration was especially stimulated by the construction of railroads, which provided easy access to the capital. After World War II more and more immigrants arrived. 78. ________ The city is the centralized control point of most national radio and television broadcasting. It is a place of publication of the most prestigious (有威望的) newspapers and magazines and an international book publishing center. With more than 100 museums, Paris has truly one of the greatest concentrations of art treasures in the world. The Louvre, opened as a museum in 1793, is one of the largest museums in the world. 79. ________ In the late 1980s about 4.1 million pupils annually attended about 47,000 elementary schools. In addition, about 5.4 million students attended some 11,200 secondary schools. Approximately 1.2 million students were enrolled annually at universities and colleges in France in the late 1980s. French centers of learning have served as academic models throughout the world. 80. ________ Paris is the leading industrial center of France, with about one quarter of the nation’s manufacturing concentrated in the metropolitan area. Industries of consumer goods have always been drawn to Paris by the enormous market of the big population; and modern, high-technology industries also have become numerous since World War II. Chief manufactures are machinery, automobiles, chemicals and electrical equipment. Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Plants and animals usually do not live apart, as in many ways they are important to each other.
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Most green plants can make their own food. The food of other living things, even the food of meat-eating animals, comes directly or indirectly from green plants. For example, some people eat mutton (羊肉); mutton comes from a goat; the goats eat grass. These steps, or links, make up what is called a food chain. Without green plants, all other living things would in time die of starvation. Plants help animals in other ways too. They furnish homes and shelter for many animals. Many birds, as you know, build their nests in trees. Deer and many other animals use bushes for shelter. And even man depends much upon plants for his shelter. Animals repay some of this debt by helping plants. You may be aware that many insects and some birds do important work for plants by pollinating (授粉) them. You must have also learned how animals often help plants by spreading seeds. What is waste material for one of these kinds of life is often valuable substance for the other. For example, animals give off carbon dioxide gas when they breathe. When plants make food, they absorb this gas from the air, using the carbon and releasing some of the oxygen back into the air. The oxygen that is released, then, is again supplied to animals. Thus the cycle continues, animals helping plants, and plants helping animals. All plants and animals have their enemies. Insects eat plants; birds eat insects; other animals kill birds. But here too, animals such as birds and bats help the plants by destroying harmful insects. Many plants and animals are helpful to some living things but are harmful to others. Then there are other rules in nature that act as checks and balances. For example, if there are more animals in a certain area than there is food to support them, some of the animals must migrate or starve. In either case, the number of animals will be reduced until the balance between animals and the available food supply is restored. These helps and hindrances (障碍) are constantly going on in the plant and animal world to achieve a balance. As long as one living thing is dependent on another, whenever the scales are tipped (使倾斜), nature takes steps to balance the scales again. (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 81. What does the author mean by saying ―Plants and animals usually do not live apart‖? 82. Besides providing food and shelter for animals, plants can also ______ to help animals to live. 83. ―Checks and balances‖ refers to ______ in the world of animals and plants. 84. What will be the final result if some animals migrate or starve for lack of food?
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第Ⅱ卷（共 45 分）
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1、青少年如今均可享受优质教育。(available) 2、本研究课程旨在培养学生分析问题解决问题的能力。(intend) 3、这款新药对感染了这种病毒的病人是否有效尚不知晓。（remain） 4、为确保行程如期开始，要求游客出发前一个月申请签证。（guarantee） 5、无论你学什么，最要紧的不是考试成绩而是学习过程, 这是学生常忽视的。（which）
II. Guided Writing
Directions: Write an English composition in 120 – 150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 请认真观察下面的漫画，然后简要描述漫画内容，并根据你对该漫画的理解，谈谈自己 的思考和看法。 参考词汇：缸：vat； 漏出来：leak out； 漏洞：loophole
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虹口区 2012 学年度第一学期高三年级英语学科
听力： 1-10: CCADB 11-13: CAA 14-16: ABD 17. 22 21. plentiful 语法与词汇： 25-40: ACCAD BCBDD 41-49: J D A B H FICG 阅读： 50-64: ACBDA 65-68: ACDB 69-71: BBD 72-75: CBDA 76-80：ECBAF 阅读简答： 81. They are important to each other. / They depend on each other. 82. release oxygen 83. helps and hindrances that are going on 84. Their / Animal number will be reduced until the balance is restored. 翻译： 1. High quality / Quality / Excellent education is available to teen-agers / youngsters now / nowadays. 2. This research course is intended to develop / cultivate students’ ability to analyze and solve problems. 3. Whether the / this new medicine will have any effect on the patients (who are) infected by this (kind of) virus remains unknown. 4. To guarantee that trips can begin/start on schedule, visitors are required to apply for the visa one month before departure / before they start / set off / set out. 5. Whatever you learn/study, what matters most is not the result of examinations, but the process of learning / study, which is often neglected by students. 作文： In the picture, four people are trying to fill a vat with water. Two men are carrying water while two others are pouring water into the vat. However, with so many loopholes at the bottom of the vat, they’ll never store any water, because no one tries to mend the holes. CADBA B CCDBA
18. Surgeon 22. washing machine
19. open 23. three blocks away
20. Outdoor 24. vacation home
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It reminds me of the problems in our study. While studying, we always try to read more books and do more exercises. However, we seldom pay attention to the mistakes we’ve made, nor do we try to correct them. Therefore, ―holes‖ are left. Day by day, the ―holes‖, or rather the shortages, become more and more. No matter how many books we’ve read, we have never mastered any knowledge. They have leaked out because of the hole. So we should pay attention to the mistakes we’ve made and the holes we have in our study. Only in this way can we learn much knowledge and fill up our mind with it.
虹口区 2012 学年度第一学期高三年级英语学科
听力部分 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 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. W: Could you give me a ride to the library? M: I’d like to, but I’m heading in the other direction. I’m meeting a friend. Q: What will the man probably do? 2. W: You are late. What happened? M: My train usually takes 45 minutes but today it took me 15 minutes more to get to campus. Q: How long did it take the man to get to campus today? 3. M: Would you tell me what time you start serving breakfast, please？ W: At seven in the dining room, but you can get it earlier in your room, if you wish. Q: Where does the conversation probably take place? 4. W: Shall I come back again? M: Well, you should feel better in two or three days. Come back and see me if you don’t feel any better after three days. Q: What’s the possible relationship between the two speakers? 5. M: It’s a lovely day. I’m going for a walk. W: I’d join you if I didn’t have so much work to do, but I’ve got to finish it. Q: What does the woman imply? 6. M: Was the exam very difficult? W: It was worse than difficult — it was absolutely impossible.
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Q: What does the woman mean? 7. W: How does your daughter like her new school? M: Fine. She seems to have made new friends in no time. Q: What can be inferred about the man’s daughter? 8. W: Why did Jim lose his job? M: I didn’t say he had lost his job. All I said was that if he was as lazy as he used to be, he might find himself looking for a new job soon. Q: What conclusion can we draw from this conversation? 9. W: Have you had a chance to wear your new shirt yet? M: That reminds me. I’ve been thinking of exchanging it for a larger size. Q: What does the man imply about the shirt? 10. W: I thought Paul might be able to help me figure out the computer program. M: Paul is about the last person I’d ask if I were you. Q: What does the man imply about Paul?
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. Jane Smith has three children and lives in the suburb outside Columbia, Ohio. When her youngest child reached school age, Jane decided to go back to work. She found that she should contribute to the household finance. Her salary could make her family financial situation better. Jane also felt bored in her role as a homemaker and wanted to be more involved in life outside her home. But later a problem arose between Jane and her husband Bill. When Jane was at home all day, she was able to clean the house, go grocery shopping, wash clothes, take care of children and cook meals each day. She was very busy, but she succeeded in getting everything done. Now these same things need to be done. But Jane has only evenings and early mornings to do them. Both Jane and Bill are tired when they arrive home at 6 P.M. Bill is used to sitting down and reading newspapers or watching TV until supper is ready. Jane is becoming very angry at Bill’s attitude. She feels that they should share the housework. But Bill feels that everything should be the same as it was before Jane went back to work (Now listen again, please.) Questions: 11. Why did Jane want to go back to work? 12. How did Jane spend her days before she went back to work? 13. What problem arose when Jane went back to work?
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Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Good evening. This is eight o’clock news. Governments may be accused of keeping too many records on their people. But no one seems to argue with recording births, deaths and marriages. This is called civil registration. Birth and death records help governments count populations and know how long people live and what they die from. This information is important for planning schools, hospitals and other services. Yet the WHO, the World Health Organization, believes that almost forty percent of all births go unrecorded. It estimates that 128 million babies are born each year. So one way to look at this is to say that every year close to fifty million people are not recorded. The situation is no better for death records. Every year 57 million people die. But perhaps only one-third of these deaths are counted. Researchers say most developing countries have limited civil registration systems or none at all. Last week a partnership supported by the WHO launched a campaign to register all of the world’s births and deaths. The director general of the WHO, Margaret Chan, said, “Without these numbers, who knows if one hundred twenty billion dollars in official development aid each year is being spent wisely?”
(Now listen again, please.) Questions: 14. About how many births are not recorded every year according to the news? 15. Why is it important to record births and deaths? 16. What is the news mainly about? 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. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. W: Welcome to our agency. Yes, Mr Thompson, what kind of person would you like to meet? M: Well, I want somebody who’s not too old, probably around, say, 22. W: What sort of job do you think she should have? M: Now that’s a bit difficult to say. It could, could be a surgeon. W: What kind of people do you like? For example, do you like serious people? Or do you like shy people? M: Shy people are always difficult to get on with. I think I’d rather have someone who’s relatively open and fun-loving. W: What sort of things do you think she should like doing? M: Well, I think she should like outdoor sports, for example, tennis or swimming.
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(Now listen again, please.) Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. W: OK, let’s decide to rent a vacation home. I think we have two choices. The first place is a little house near a farm where fruits are plentiful. M: Really? W: Yeah. And you can eat as much fruit as you want. Oh, but wait, it looks pretty basic. There is no washing machine or dryer … not even a TV! M: Oh no! What are we going to do without a TV! That’s terrible! What’s our second choice? W: It’s on the sunny side of the island. Very fancy place with a big swimming pool. It’s only three blocks away from the ocean. M: Who needs a swimming pool? I mean, it’s only three blocks. W: I see your point. Well, the second place does have everything. Washing machine, dryer, TV, frying pan, … M: All we need is a toothbrush and a swimsuit. … Let’s go with the second choice. (Now listen again, please.) That’s the end of the Listening Comprehension.
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