杨浦区 2015 学年度第一学期高三“3+1”质量调研
本试卷分为第 I 卷（第 1-13 页）和第 II 卷（第 14 页）两部分。全卷共 14 页。 满分 150 分。考试时间 120 分钟。 考生注意： 1． 答第 I 卷前，考生务必将条形码粘贴在答题纸的指定区域内。 2. 第 I 卷（1-16 小题，41---77 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。答案写在试卷上一律不给分。第 I 卷中的第 17-40 小题，78-81 小题 和第 II 卷的试题，其答案用钢笔或水笔写在答题纸的规定区域内，如用铅 笔答题，或写在试卷上则无效。 I. 第I卷 Listening Comprehension （共 103 分）
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. Tour guide and traveler. C. Boss and secretary. B. Teacher and student. D. Bank clerk and customer.
2. A. The woman should tell her feeling to her sister. B. The woman should respect her boyfriend’s privacy. C. The woman should not interfere in her sister ’s love affairs. D. The woman should have a talk with her sister ’s boyfriend. 3. A. A cartoon. C. A comedy. 4. A. Their professional development. C. Current circumstances. 5. A. 100 cents. C. 45 cents. B. A movie about a talk show. D. A violent movie. B. Project investment. D. Appreciation for opinions. B. 85 cents. D. 70 cents.
6. A. The train seldom arrives on time. B. The schedule has been misprinted. C. The speakers arrived at the station late. D. The company has trouble printing a schedule.
7. A. The man desires to work in a power plant. B. The woman is working in a kindergarten. C. The man’s ideal job is to be a business manager. D. The woman wants to take care of children at home. 8. A. At a motel. C. At a restaurant. B. At a department store. D. At a house agency.
9. A. He has been taken for a fool. B. He doesn’t feel at ease in the firm. C. He has been given a better position. D. He doesn’t get on well with the others. 10. A. Mr. Johnson’s ideas are nonsense. B. He quite agrees with Mr. Johnson’s views. C. Mr. Johnson is good at expressing his ideas. D. He has his own opinions on social welfare. 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. It is a regular school with strict disciplines. B. It is a place where people learn how to drive. C. It is a school for offenders to learn traffic rules. D. It is a place to pay a fine and get points on licence. 12. A. They can avoid getting points on licence. B. They have no choice, or they can’t drive. C. They want to improve their driving skills. D. They needn’t pay a fine if having a course. 13. A. All of them are free of charge. B. Most courses are given online. C. Offenders have to take a driving test. D. They take not more than twelve hours. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. Test flights are not affordable. B. Rockets are sent on one-way missions. C. Rockets are easily damaged before test. D. Rockets are made of high-quality materials. 15. A. New Shepard. B. Blue Origin.
D. Jeff Bezos.
16. A. It can be refueled in the air and fly 100 km again. B. It was developed by a private company and passed the test. C. It was successfully launched and fell back to Earth afterward. D. It reached an altitude of 100km and landed safely back on Earth. 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. ■ stops in 20 places City ______17______ tour: ■ $20 ■ about an hour and a half ■ at the Studio Modern art ______18______: ■ $12 ■ until the end of next week ■ ______19______ a few days in advance ■ around the corner Gift shop: ■ closed for lunch ■ open at ______20______ p.m. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. What’s the man’s job? He is a doctor who takes care of ______21______
Why is night shift the most Because he can’t ______22______ easily after an difficult thing for the man? emergency.
How can the man be good at He should love his job, learn to be ______23______ his job? What’s the man’s future plan? to the owners and stay calm in emergencies. He’d like to have_____24______.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) About 60 percent of American students go directly from high school into college. Choosing a college can be difficult. But (25) _____ these students are in college, there is one other choice that seems to be even (26) _____ (hard) – deciding on a major. On average, college students in the United States change their major three times. There are several reasons for this, according to academic advisers. About half of all freshmen start college not knowing what to major in. (27) _____ those who think they know (28) _____ they want to study, six out of ten end up changing their major as well. College is a time of discovery. As students take classes, they find new areas that they are interested in. Unfortunately, some of those students find so many interesting classes (29) _____ they are not able to decide on a major. Some advisers say that students need better tools, both in colleges and in high schools, (30) _____ (help) them figure out what major is best for them. A few universities have started offering special computer programs to help. Students can learn more about different majors, or even about what kinds of jobs people find with each kind of major. They are sometimes surprised to find philosophy majors (31) _____ (work) for a software development company or biology majors in the tourism industry. Even with many tools available to them, choosing a major is difficult for many students. (B) Nov. 2 was a day to remember in China’s aviation（航空）history. It was the day (32) _____ its first homemade large passenger aircraft, the C919, was shown to the public in Shanghai. This makes China the third region (33) _____ (manufacture) large passenger aircraft, (34) _____ (follow) the US’ Boeing company and the European Union’s Airbus line. A large passenger aircraft is a plane that (35) _____ (weigh) over 100 tons when it takes off. The name is also linked to (36) _____ number of seats on the plane. In China, an airliner with more than 150 seats (37) _____ (consider) a large aircraft. And
in the international world, it means a plane with over 300 seats. According to Xinhua, the C919, which will make its first flight in 2016, (38) _____ seat 190 people at most. It has a standard flight range of 4,075km and an extended range of 5,555km. Singapore. “The ability to manufacture large passenger aircraft is a symbol of a country’s overall strength,” said President Xi Jinping last year. This is (39) _____ making large aircraft is a high-tech intensive industry that involves different disciplines, (40) _____ (range) from aerodynamics （空气动力学）to material science. 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. approval B. invaders C. addressed H. rescued D. serving E. impact K. engaged This means it can fly directly from Beijing to
F. response G. influential
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has been named TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year. She’s led Germany since 2005 and is __41__ her third time. “TIME” has named a person of a year since 1927. The recipient is someone or some group that for better or worse is considered to have had a major __42__ on world events. It is decided by the editors of the __43__ magazine. Last year the title went to Ebola fighters and the year before that, Pope Francis. TIME Magazine gave a number of reasons why it chose Merkel, from how she’s handled Europe's economic crisis, to how she’s responded to terrorist attacks in the region, to how she’s __44__ the continent's ongoing refugee crisis. Her high __45__ rating in Germany has slipped recently because many Germans don’t agree with her __46__ to that crisis. So, the reaction in her home country was __47__. Nancy Gibbs, the editor of TIME wrote that the Chancellor was awarded the title for “asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny.” She also praised Merkel, the first woman to be named the title for 29 years, for her leadership during the refugee crisis. “At a moment when much of the world is once more __48__ in a debate about the balance between safety and freedom, the Chancellor is asking a great deal of the German people, and by their example, the rest of us as well. She views refugees as victims to be __49__ rather than __50__ to be repelled...”
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. A child’s place in the family birth order may play a role in the type of occupations that will interest him or her as an adult, new research suggests. In two related studies, researchers found that only children were more interested in intellectual, cognitive careers than later-born children. __51__, later-born children were more interested in both artistic and outdoor-related careers. “For example, parents may be extremely __52__ of only children and worry about their physical safety. That may be why only children are more likely to show interest in academic __53__ rather than physical or outdoor activities. An only child will tend to get more time and attention from their parents than children with siblings （兄弟姐妹）. This will often make them feel special but the downside is that they may suffer from __54__ and loneliness when friends discuss their brothers and sisters and family life.” The first-born is an only child until the second child comes along – __55__ them from being the centre of attention, to then sharing the care of parents. Parents will also expect them to be responsible and “set an example”. The change from being the focus of a family may be quite a __56__ and so shape the first-born’s outlook on life. Therefore, first-borns may try to get back their parents’ attention and approval by achieving success in their career. It is true that first-borns are __57__ more often found as political leaders than any other birth-order position. Being the youngest in the family can sometimes be a(n) __58__ experience, especially if the child wants to be taken seriously. The last-born is more likely than the other birth-order positions to take up dangerous sports. This may be a __59__ of the last-born’s rebellious characteristic – a result of being __60__ up with always being bossed about by everyone else in the family. Middle children, __61__, have different issues. “Middle –child syndrome” can mean feeling __62__ between two other “more important” people – an older sibling who gets all the rights and is treated like an adult and a younger sibling who gets all the __63__ and is treated like a spoilt child. Middle-borns have to learn to get on with older and younger children, and this may __64__ them becoming good negotiators – of all the birth-order positions they are most skillful at dealing with both authority figures and those holding __65__ positions.
51. A. In other words 52. A. proud 53. A. pursuit 54. A. regret 55. A. prohibiting 56. A. disaster 57. A. enormously 58. A. exciting 59. A. sample 60. A. tied 61. A. therefore 62. A. sandwiched 63. A. honours 64. A. insist on
B. In addition B. protective B. exchange B. jealousy B. varying B. tragedy B. significantly B. confusing B. signal B. fed B. however B. trapped B. resources B. contribute to
C. In contrast C. positive C. freedom C. sympathy C. preventing C. shock C. unexpectedly C. frustrating C. symbol C. mixed C. otherwise C. combined C. privileges C. approve of
D. In particular D. precious D. reputation D. neglect D. transforming D. tendency D. extremely D. rewarding D. sign D. caught D. meanwhile D. balanced D. expectations D. result from
65. A. former B. superior C. latter D. inferior 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) Hell for most of us, yes, but all in a day’s work for Charlotte Uhlenbroek. She moves as elegantly through the hall of London’s Savoy as she does through the Amazon jungle. But while she loves the adventure, she is also glad to be back in “civilization”, at least for the moment. She’s just finished filming a TV series called jungle – a demanding 19-week job that involved her exploring the dense jungles of the Congo, the Amazon and Borneo. She says that it was fascinating, but daunting as well. So what was her most challenging experience? “Definitely climbing an 80-meter-high tree in Borneo, when I’m scared of heights! I had to keep going up and up, when a voice inside me was saying, “Down! Down!” I kept thinking the ropes were going to break and send me plummeting down below.” And “down below” was where the bugs were. Apart from the usual mosquitoes, in the Amazon rainforest she was troubled by sand-fly bites. “I’ve had some horrible bites but these really are the itchiest（最痒的）bites I’ve ever had. At one stage, I
counted 70 bites on one arm,” she says. “Just as annoying were the sweat bees in the Congo. They try to drink the sweat on your face and even the tears from your eyes. The most horrible thing, though, was trying to pull the slimy leeches（水蛭）off your skin. The more I pulled, the more they stretched and the tighter their jaws clung to my leg. I kept shouting, “Get them off!” and the film crew kept saying, “Just a minute … this makes a really good shot!” Charlotte’s journey into the heart of the world’s most significant rainforests was an inspiring experience. “The rainforest really is like a city. Each tree is like an urban highrise building with hundreds of residents. If you knock it down, you cause just as much disturbance and damage as if those residents were human. The jungle is extraordinary because although it only covers about 6 percent of the world, it contains over 50 percent of all known animal and plant species, plus lots more that are unknown, too.” Back in London, what has she been enjoying since her return to “civilization”? “I’ve been having lots of nice, long showers,” she says. “In the Congo, the possibility of using up our water supplies was always a worrying thought. And I find that when I’ve been in hot, uncomfortable conditions for a while, the things I look forward to more than anything else are being with my family and enjoying my favorite meal.” 66. The underlined word “daunting” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______. A. frightening C. encouraging A. usual mosquitoes C. sweat bees A. many people come to explore the jungle B. the trees are 80 metres high on average C. many trees have been knocked down D. there are so many living things in it 69. Which of the following statements is TRUE? A. The film crew gave Charlotte a shot to prevent infection. B. Charlotte looks and feels “out of place” in the Savoy Hotel. C. Water supply was always a big concern for Charlotte in the jungle. D. The jungle contains half of all the animal and plant species in the world. B. exciting D. satisfying B. sand flies D. leeches
67. When bitten by ______, a person will feel unbearably itchy.
68. A tree in the rainforest is compared to a highrise building because ______.
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A world-class family focused theatre company proudly presents
rimm’s Fairy tales
Tickets to go on sale from 1 Nov.2015
Show Dates:15 to 23 December 2015 Venue: Drama Center Theatre Duration: 90 minutes with15 minutes interval
A NOTE TO PARENTS
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Grimm’s Fairy Tales have fed the imaginations of generations of people. Why watch one story when you can enjoy a whole collection? What stories will we tell? Look out for Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and The Valiant Little Tailor! This musical will entertain people of all ages. It is filled with beautifully crafted stories for the young ones coupled with subtext and multi-layered performances to challenge and engage the adults. Nobody in the family will be left out!
TICKETING INFORMATION Enjoy Early Bird discount of 10% off regular ticket prices before 15 November 2015 Cat 1 Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 2 (Early Bird) (Early Bird) Single Child/Adult Family package of 4 $30.00 $108.00 $27.00 $97.20 $25.00 $90.00 $22.50 $81.00
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15% Discount – Passion Card members, NTUC Card members 10% Discount –Students (Local &International), Senior Citizens (Above 55 years old) *Applicable for bookings after 14 November 2015 Look out for these learning points: 1. Problem solving 2. Identifying key moral issues 3. Creative thinking and teamwork 4. Exploration of the oral tradition of storytelling using theatre Written and directed by Brian Seward. Music composed and arranged by Bang Wenfu. Official Sponsors: Supported by:
70. How do schools enquire about the free resource pack? A. Contact A-Theatre at 6333 2222 B. Contact SISTIC hotline at 6123 4567 C. Email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org D. Visit any SISTIC authorized agents island-wide 71. Which of the following is NOT a suggested learning point of this musical? A. Thinking creatively. B. Combining stories together. C. Knowing the importance of teamwork. D. Solving problems. 72. Which of the following statement is TRUE? A. Grimm’s Fairy Tales is recommended only for children above 4 years of age. B. The stories, subtext and performances are designed mainly to attract children. C. People can buy tickets more than one month ahead of the show date. D. Bang Wenfu is the writer, director and music composer of the event. 73. According to the discount rules, ______. A. NTUC Card members can enjoy 15% off early bird rates before 15 November. B. international students who buy their tickets on 1 Nov. can have 10% discount. C. a Passion Card member who is above 55 years old can enjoy 25% discount. D. a NTUC Card member should pay $25.50 if he buys a Cat 1 ticket on 15 Nov.
Adding math talk to story time at home is a winning equation for children's math achievement, according to a new research from the University of Chicago. The study from psychologists Sian Beilock and Susan Levine shows a marked increase in math achievement among children whose families used Bedtime Math, an iPad app that delivers engaging math story problems for parents and children to solve together. Even children who used the app with their parents as little as once a week saw gains in math achievement by the end of the school year. The app's effect was especially strong for children whose parents tend to be anxious or uncomfortable with math. Previous research from this group has demonstrated the importance of adults’ attitudes about math for children's math success. For example, a recent study found that math-anxious parents who help their children with math homework actually weaken their children’s math achievement.
The new findings demonstrate that structured, positive interactions around math at home can cut the link between parents’ uneasiness about math and children's low math achievement. “Many Americans experience high levels of anxiety when they have to solve a math problem, with a majority of adults feeling at least some worries about math,” said Beilock, professor in Psychology and author of Choke, a book about stress and performance. “These math-anxious parents are probably less likely to talk about math at home, which affects how competent their children are in math. Bedtime Math encourages a dialogue between parents and kids about math, and offers a way to engage in high-quality math interactions in a low-effort, high-impact way.” Study participants included 587 first-grade students and their parents. Families were given an iPad installed with a version of the Bedtime Math app, with which parents and their children read stories and answer questions involving math, including topics like counting, shapes and problem-solving. A control group received a reading app that had similar stories without the math content and questions related to reading comprehension instead. Children's math achievement was assessed at the beginning and end of the school year. Parents completed a questionnaire about their nervousness with math. The more times parents and children in the math group used the app, the higher children’s achievement on a math assessment at the end of the school year. Indeed, children who frequently used the math app with their parents outperformed similar students in the reading group by almost three months in math achievement at year's end. 74. Bedtime Math is an iPad app that _____. A. requires parents and children to answer reading comprehension questions B. assesses children’s math achievement and parents’ nervousness with math C. teaches children how to count, recognize shapes and solve practical problems D. encourages children together with their parents to solve math story problems 75. The previous study found that _____. A. help from math-anxious parents improves children’s math achievement B. children’ math achievement is related to parents’ attitude about math C. interactions around math at home will cut off the family relationship D. children can achieve more success if they see the importance of math 76. We can infer from the passage that ______.
A. children using app for three months can see gains in math achievement B. children whose parents are uneasy about math outperform other students C. it is the math problems related to the stories that make the great difference D. the frequency of using the app has nothing to do with children’s achievement 77. Which is the best title for the passage? A. High-quality math interactions improve performance. B. Frequent use of app can develop problem solving ability. C. Low-effort activities create good parent-child relationship. D. High-anxiety parents influence children’s attitude about math. Section C Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Most people make a donation if they want to help those in need. And they hope that if they join demonstrations or hand out leaflets, they’ll make others aware of the terrible conditions some people face. But 47-year-old British comedian, Eddie Izzard, did something completely different. He decided to raise money by running 1,100 miles through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. And he managed to raise more than ?200,000! How long did it take him to run 1,100 miles? Believe it or not, it took him just 51 days. For six days out of every seven he ran at least 26 miles . In other words, he ran 43 marathons in less than two months, before he finished in great style and pouring rain in London’s Trafalgar Square! When asked how he felt, he told the BBC that he was planning to “sleep for a week”. He thanked the people who had waited for him in Trafalgar Square despite the rain. They had all come to support him and to applaud his incredible achievement. And the comedian admitted that his journey was pretty painful. He had to have his feet bandaged every day but still lost several of his toenails, and he had blisters （水泡）all over his feet. He wouldn’t have been able to do what he did if he hadn’t taken ice baths for his legs at the end of each day. These baths helped to “stop your legs inflating to twice the size of an elephant”, as Eddie commented. People who have no idea about running and experts alike are impressed with what he has achieved. Andy Dixon, editor of Runner ’s World, a magazine for long-distance runners, says, “Covering 26 miles in a day at whatever speed for 43 runs, it’s demanding. A five-hour marathon is fairly decent pace. It’s a massive achievement. So, how did he do it? Well, when he decided to run, he wasn’t even particularly
fit. He ran his marathons slowly at first. Ten hours a day to begin with and, as he got fitter, he got faster. In the end he was finishing in just over five hours. But fitness alone was not enough. What was more important was the fact that he wanted to make a difference to other people’s lives. What Eddie Izzard did was so special that the documentary of his run has been made into an inspiring film: Believe! “You’ve got to believe you can be something else,” Eddie says in the film. “I’ve done that a few times. That’s why I keep going.” (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN THIRTEEN WORDS) 78. How do most people help those in need? _________________________________________________________________ 79. What did people do to support Eddie? _________________________________________________________________ 80. What measures did Eddie take to ensure his marathons every day? _________________________________________________________________ 81. Apart from getting fitter and raising money, Eddie’s run was intended _______________________________________________.
第 II 卷 （共 47 分） I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 在这么短的时间内看完一篇 5000 字的报告是几乎不可能的。 （cover） 2. 许多老师通过在微信上分享视频让家长知晓孩子们在 幼儿园的表现。 （keep）
3. 虽然他很快恢复了健康，医生还是建议他不要熬夜太晚。 （despite） 4. 这家公司不仅为他提供丰厚的薪水，而且给了他许多施展才华的机会。(Not) 5. 在给女儿的信中， 扎克伯格(Zuckerberg)宣布他和他的妻子将把 99%的公司股 份捐给公益事业。(announcement) II. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 有的人认为多给予孩子表扬和鼓励有助于他们的成长，有的人则相信及时指 出孩子的缺点并适当惩罚能帮助他们改正错误。你支持哪一种教育方式，请谈谈 你的看法和理由。
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: Listen. Please don’t forget to bring in your money for the school trip. We’re going to the Natural History Museum. M: Oh, Miss Jones! Can’t you take us somewhere more exciting? Q: What’s the relationship between the two speakers? (B) 2. W: I don’t like my sister’s boyfriend. M: If I were you, I wouldn’t say anything. Q: What does the man mean? (C) 3. M: Well, what did you think of the movie? W: I don’t know why I let you talk me into going. I just don’t like violence. Next time you’d better choose a comedy or a cartoon. Q: What kind of movie did they watch? (D) 4. W: I appreciate your professional opinion. Do you think I should invest in the project? M: Under no circumstances should you do that. Q: What are the two speakers talking about? (B) 5. M: Do I have enough postage on this package? W: Let me see. You already have two fifteen-cent stamps and two twenty-five-cent stamps on it. You only need one five-cent stamp. Q: How much is the postage supposed to be? (B) 6. W: The 11:30 train is late again. M: Why did the railway company even bother to print the schedule? Q: What do we learn from the conversation? (A) 7. M: After high school, I’d like to go to college and major in business administration. I really like power and enjoy telling people what to do. W: You’re very ambitious. But I’d rather spend my college days finding out what children are interested in. Child psychology is for me. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? (C) 8. M: Hello. Do you have any vacancies here? W: You arrived at a good time. One reservation has just been canceled. It’s 50 Dollars a day, with color TV and an extra bedroom. Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place? (A) 9. W: Rod, I hear you’ll be leaving at the end of this month. Is it true? M: Yeah. I’ve been offered a much better position with another firm. I’d be a fool to turn it down. Q: Why does the man quit his job? (C)
10. W: I don’t agree with Mr. Johnson on his views about social welfare. He seems to suggest that the poor are robbing the rich. M: He could have used better words to express his idea. But I’ve found what he said makes a lot of sense. Q: What does the man mean? (B) 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. Have you ever driven faster than the speed limit, parked in the wrong place or driven through a red traffic light? The answer is probably “yes”. Every year thousands of motorists become “offenders” – they break the rules of the road. But what are the punishments for this offence? In most countries drivers have to pay a fine, usually $100-$300. But in the USA, Australia and some European countries offenders also get points on their driving licence. After they get a certain number of points, they can’t drive. Life is difficult when you can’t drive so some states in the USA have introduced a new way to avoid this – Traffic School. Offenders have a choice, they can get points on their licence or they can do a course at Traffic School. Traffic Schools run “driver improvement courses”. They cost about $100 and take from four to twelve hours. Most people do the course in a classroom, but in some states drivers can do the course online. Motorists learn the rules of the road and they learn how to be better drivers. They don’t have to take a driving test, but at the end of the course they have to pass a written examination. Questions: 11. What is Traffic School? (C) 12. Why do offenders go to Traffic School? (A) 13. What can we learn about the “driver improvement courses”? (D) Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Rockets, no matter how well-made, have always been sent on one-way missions. They have either been damaged or fallen back to Earth afterward. This is one of the reasons why space exploration has always been very expensive. But now, there seems to be a solution to the problem. On Nov 16, US private company Blue Origin successfully launched and returned its New Shepard rocket in a test flight in Texas. “The flight could completely change spaceflight”, reported The Christian Science Monitor. “The rocket is reusable, meaning spaceflight could become much more affordable.”
The rocket reached an altitude of 100km and landed safely back on Earth. “Being able to use rockets again changes everything, and we can’t wait to add fuel and fly again,” Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said in a news release. Questions: 14. Why is space exploration always very expensive? (B) 15. What’s the name of the rocket launched on Nov. 16? (A) 16. What’s special about that rocket? (D) 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. M: Excuse me. Can you help me? W: Sure. What can I do for you? M: I’d like to take a trip on one of those buses that shows you all the sights. You know, where you can get off and back on where you want… W: Ah, yes. You want a city sightseeing tour. It stops in 20 places, and it costs $20. M: How long does the tour take? W: Well, it depends whether you get off or not, but if you stay on and don’t get off, about an hour and a half. M: Where can we buy a ticket? W: Here, or at the bus station. But you can’t go on with your backpack. It’s too big. M: OK! No problem. I’ll leave it in the hotel. Another thing, I’ve read that there is an exhibition of modern art going on now. Is that right? W: Yes, that’s right. It’s at the Studio until the end of next week. M: How much is it to get in? W: Twelve dollars, but it’s best to book a few days in advance. M: Oh, that’s too bad. And one more thing. I need to buy a present for my mother. It’s her birthday soon. Is there a gift shop around here? W: There’s a good one just around the corner, but it’s closed for lunch right now. It’ll be open again at 2:00. M: Ok. That’s great. Thanks for all your help. W: You are welcome. Enjoy your visit! Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. W: What hours do you work Tristan? M: It depends. I sometimes have to work at night but I usually work about eight to ten hours a day. It’s hard to be exact.
W: How often do you have to work at night? M: Well, I have to be on call two nights a week. W: And do you have to work on weekends? M: Sometimes. In this job you have to work very odd hours. You never know if there’ll be an emergency. W: Tell me about your days. M: Well, there’s always variety and that’s good. In the mornings I work here in the clinic, but in the afternoons I have to go out on visits – often, here in the countryside, to farms. W: What’s the most difficult thing about the job? M: Well, it’s the night shift, really. When I get home after an emergency, I find it difficult to go to sleep. W: I hear the training’s quite hard. M; Oh yes, I had to study for five years. As a part of my training I came here for work experience and when I graduated, they offered me a job. I didn’t have to look for a job. W: That was lucky. Are you well-paid? M: It’s not too bad! When I have my own practice it’ll be better. W: And what are the secrets of being good at your job? M: Well, obviously you have to love working with animals, but you also have to be sensitive to their owners – pets are important to people and sometimes you have to give bad news. You have to stay calm in emergencies. W: And what are your plans for the future? M: Well, as I said, eventually I’d like to have my own practice. Anyway, nice to talk to you. I have to go now. Bye! W: Thanks, and bye! 17. sightseeing 18. exhibition/display/show 19. book 20. 2:00 21. (sick) animals 22. fall asleep/go to sleep 23.sensitive 24. his own practice 25. once/when/after 26. harder 27.Among/Of 28. what 29. that 30. to help 31. working/are working/ work 32. when 33. to manufacture 34. following 35. weighs 36. the 37. is considered 38. can 39. because 40. ranging 41-50 D E G C A F I K H B 51-65 C B A B D 66-69 A B D C 70-73 A B C D 74-77 D B C A 78. By making a donation, joining demonstrations or handing out leaflets. 79. People waited for him in Trafalgar Square despite the rain. 80. He had his feet bandaged and took ice baths for his legs. 81. to make a difference to people’s lives/ inspire people to believe themselves
1. It is almost impossible to cover a 5000-word report in such a short time. 2. Many teachers keep parents informed of children’s performance in the kindergarten by sharing videos on WeChat. 3. Despite his rapid recovery from illness, the doctor still suggested that he shouldn’t stay up too late. 4. Not only did the company offer him a high salary, but also provided him with many opportunities to show his talents. 5. In a letter to his daughter, Zuckerberg made an announcement that he and his wife would donate 99% of their shares in the company to good causes.