上海市复兴高级中学 2013 学年第一学期期中考试
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. The newsstand. B. The hair salon. C. The grocery store. B. Patient and doctor. D. Student and teacher. B. She herself is often late for work. D. She may ignore the woman’s lateness. D. The bookstore.
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2. A. Customer and receptionist. C. Driver and traffic policeman. 3. A. She will probably punish the woman. C. She won’t know the woman is late.
4. A. She doesn’t have enough money to help the man. B. She may ask the man to drive her somewhere. C. She doesn’t want to lend the man any money. D. She owes the man eight dollars. 5. A. The man might not be able to leave campus early. B. The class might not finish their oral presentations. C. This week’s class might be longer than expected. D. The professor might give an exam in class. 6. A. Buy the woman a birthday cake. C. Save a piece of cake for later. 7. A. He disagrees with the woman. C. He can keep a secret well. 8. A. She has several pages more to copy. C. She wonders how to operate the machine. 9. A. They plan to go hiking this weekend. C. They hope to join the club next year. 10. A. Buy three concert tickets. C. Watch a concert. 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. B. Celebrate his birthday some other time. D. Have some cake with the woman. B. He has much experience listening to others. D. He has several brothers and sisters. B. She likes the way the copies look. D. She’ll finish using the machine soon. B. They have to change their weekend plans. D. They recently visited Mount Henry Forest. B. Meet Karen at the airport. D. Make a phone call to Karen.
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Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. In the USA. B. In France. C. In Germany. D. In Canada.
12. A. The rich people. C. The business people.
B. The working men. D. The fashion designers.
13. A. Strauss was once among those looking for gold in California Gold Rush. B. The reason why the trousers are called ―jeans‖ remains unknown. C. Office workers are not allowed to wear jeans at work. D. The word ―denim‖ refers to the name of a city. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. They used to be made by machine. C. They are made of wood now. B. They used to be shorter. D. They are lighter now.
15. A. It can stop the board going far when they fall off. B. It helps to keep them warm in cold water. C. It enables their feet to stick to the board. D. It can increase the pleasure of surfing. 16. A. A brief introduction to a sport. C. The origin of a professional sport B. Essential things for surfing. D. How to surf skilfully in waves.
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. Renal Property Management Writing Pad Bill Harrington 053-787-6695 A 17 apartment Around 18 Near the 19 A 20 and central air conditioning
Name: Phone Number: Room Type: Price Range: Location: Facilities:
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. What project is Pauline Jones working on? What is Pauline Jones doing at the moment? How does Pauline Jones spend her free time? How does Pauline Jones feel about her work? II. Grammar and Vocabulary
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A project to protect She is It is 22 24 .
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on the sea water.
She helps her host family
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) Now I still remember my first day at a fast food restaurant three years ago. I wanted to save up money and buy my own car, so I applied everywhere I (25)__________ that summer. The restaurant called me right away and I thought to (26)__________, ―This is going to be easy.‖ But within four hours of my first shift, I had angry customers who complained how slow I was. I watched in fear as a kid spilled his milk everywhere, and I heard (27)__________ words that no 16-year-old boy or anyone for that matter wants to hear: ―Mike, there’s a problem in the men’s bathroom and you might want gloves for this one.‖ I realized right away that (28)__________ (work) at the restaurant was not going to be a picnic. Over three years later I still work at that restaurant whenever I go home during vacations. I love my co-workers there and all the customers know (29)__________ I am. Every morning the same senior citizens come in and get their morning coffees. They chat with us and joke around. Our smiles have just as (30)__________ (much) to do with them making us a part of their everyday lives as the coffee does. From my first job at the restaurant, I learned teamwork and devotion. I also learned staying positive (31)__________ __________ __________rough things seem to get. I will forever carry the experience that I gained at the restaurant (32)__________me as I go forward in my life. (B) On Christmas morning, Linda wakes up, and tries to imagine the wide-eyed surprise of children in another household as the well-chosen presents (33)__________ (unwrap). Linda has never met the children, but that’s all part of the joy of giving as secret Santas. ―It’s an amazing feeling to buy gifts on an anonymous (匿名的) basis,‖ says Linda, who does charitable work as a member of the American Women’s Club of Toronto. To find her ―adopted‖ family, Linda goes to the local schools and requests a wish list for a family that’s struggling (34)__________ (survive). It was a single mother with three children (35)__________ she helped last year. The mother works as a cleaning lady in a nursing home. ―(36)__________ the list includes is always heartbreaking. They have an opportunity to ask for anything and do just the opposite, (37)__________ (ask) for basic clothes or simple toys,‖ she says. ―We always buy the kids a new winter coat, hats, and gloves.‖ She also buys gifts for the parents. Last year Linda asked the mother for a second wish list—one (38)__________ didn’t include the basics. ―Every child should have a Christmas that sticks with them for a lifetime.‖ She (39)__________ (purchase) iPods for the two older children and a video game system for the youngest. Linda says that the valuable lesson (40)__________ (learn) in all of this is to pay attention to what’s going on in your own backyard—wherever you live. 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.
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A. accidentally G. generalization
B. account H. grouped
C. achieved I. lifelike
D. approaching J. long
E. artfully K. putting
A short story is like any work of fiction. It is not a real-life 41 but the product of an author ’s imagination. As such, stories can be written on a wide range of subjects. The only limit on a story is how 42 it is—a short story should be readable in one sitting. A good short story, however, presents enough 43 qualities to help us better understand ourselves and our world. The following stories illustrate the enormous range and wealth of short stories. Some stories are great adventure tales that make us read on, 44 to find out what will happen next. Some stories present quiet, ordinary-sounding events. Other stories carry us to faraway places or times. Always, a story presents us with a world of the author ’s imagination. The author 45 combines people, places, events, and ideas to create a unique, fictional world. In 46 these parts together to form a story, the author always has at least one important purpose in mind: to illustrate a truth—a(n) 47 —about life. The stories on the following pages are 48 according to some of the basic elements that an author works with when writing a story: plot, character, setting, point of view, and theme. The last group of stories illustrates the total effect 49 from skilfully varying and mixing these basic ingredients. These elements contain the key to 50 any story with deeper understanding and greater pleasure.
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 parts of Africa, wars have been going on for many years. Millions of people have lost their homes, schools, markets, and hospitals. In these conditions, food supplies 51 and people face starvation. During the past decade, international aid organizations have done their best to help prevent starvation by sending food to people in the areas. However, this is a short-term solution. Most aid workers agree that giving food to a warring country is just a 52 measure. It may save some people from immediate starvation. But it doesn’t change the conditions that 53 starvation. The aid workers say that the first thing to do is to try to stop the fighting. The international community needs to help the warring groups find a way to make 54 . Some international aid organizations are thinking of 55 the way they help people in warring countries. Workers say that food shipments can 56 help keep a war going. Sudan is an example of a country that has received aid worth billions of dollars during its seventeen-year-long civil war. This aid has made very little difference in the lives of the Sudanese people, except in a 57 way. Soldiers have stolen the food and local leaders have used it to control people. Food shipments have sometimes caused people to become 58 aid. Some Sudanese farmers, for example, stopped planting crops after receiving food shipments. 59 , the Sudanese government has used the shipments of food against other groups of Sudanese. It has allowed food to be distributed only in areas that support the government in the civil war. This means that some areas have not 60 any food at all. One such area is the Nuba Mountains. The people of Nuba generally do not support the central government of Sudan, since
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they have a very 61 history and culture. Now, after pressure from international organization, the Sudanese government has 62 to allow international aid distributed to the Nuba people. However, the leaders of the Nuba people do not want shipments of food. What the people need, they say, is another kind of aid. Instead of food, they need material and equipment so that they can 63 . That means aid such as farming equipment, weaving equipment or supplies for beekeepers. 64 , the Nuba people want to be able to produce what they need for their families. In this way, they can also serve as an 65 of how international aid can truly help people in the war. 51. A. work 52. A. impressive 53. A. lead to 54. A. revolution 55. A. changing 56. A. rarely 57. A. public 58. A. anxious about 59. A. Furthermore 60. A. planted 61. A. charming 62. A. asked 63. A. earn a living 64. A. Even so 65. A. expression B. begin B. temporary B. result from B. food B. keeping B. actually B. meaningful B. dependent on B. However B. declined B. similar B. decided B. protect themselves B. In addition B. exception C. remain C. relevant C. rely on C. peace C. guiding C. fortunately C. lawful C. surprised at C. Therefore C. received C. mysterious C. refused C. fight back C. Above all C. extension D. disappear D. feasible D. lie in D. money D. taking D. theoretically D. negative D. tired of D. Instead D. bought D. different D. hoped D. grow food D. For another D. example
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) When memory began for me, my grandfather was past sixty. The little marks of laughter at the corners of his eyes were the product of a kindly and humorous nature. The years of work which had bent his shoulders had never dulled his humor nor his love of a joke. Everywhere he went, ―Gramp‖ made friends easily. At the end of half an hour you felt you had known him all your life. I soon learned that he hated to give orders, but that when he had to, he tried to make his orders sound like suggestions. One July morning, as he was leaving to go to the cornfield, he said: ―Edwin, you can pick up the potatoes in the field today if you want to do that.‖ Then he drove away with his horses. The day passed, and I did not have any desire to pick up potatoes. Evening came and the potatoes were still in the field. Gramp, dusty and tired, led the horses to get their drink. In the next few minutes I learned a lesson I would not forget: when Gramp said I could if I wanted to, he meant that I should want to. My grandmother (―Gram‖) worked hard all day, washing clothes, cleaning the house, making butter, and even working in the field when help was scarce. In the evening, though, she was not
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too tired to read books from the community library. For more than forty years Gram read aloud to Gramp almost every evening. In this way she and Gramp learned about all the great battles of history and became familiar with the works of great authors and the lives of famous men. She also had a deep love of beauty. When she was almost seventy-five, and had gone to live with one of her daughters, she spent a delightful morning washing dishes because, as she said, the beautiful patterns on the dishes gave her pleasure. The birds, the flowers, the clouds—all that was beautiful around her — pleased her. She was like the father of the French painter, Millet, who used to gather grass and show it to his son, saying, ―See how beautiful this is!‖ In a pioneer society it is the harder qualities of mind and character that are of value. The softer virtues are considered unnecessary. Men and women striving daily to earn a living are unable, even for a moment, to forget the business of preserving their lives. Only unusual people, like my grandparents, manage to keep the softer qualities in a world of daily struggle. 66. We learn from the passage that the writer’s Grandpa _____. A. loved to give orders B. liked making suggestions C. was friendly and humorous D. was a quiet and strict person 67. What did Grandpa mean when he told the writer to pick up potatoes if he wanted to? A. It was undoubtedly what he had to do. B. It was up to him to decide whether to do it. C. He could do it whenever he was ready. D. He did not really need to do it. 68. Which of the following is true about the writer’s Grandma? A. She worked in the field every day. B. She liked Millet’s paintings very much. C. She didn’t have a love of beauty until she was 75. D. She didn’t give up reading even after a day’s hard work. 69. According to the passage, _____ in the days of the writer’s grandparents. A. it was difficult to keep the ―softer qualities‖ of mind and character B. ―harder qualities‖ were thought unnecessary and thus ignored C. most people understood how to appreciate beauty in life D. ordinary people usually found it easy to make a living (B) Orange Unified School District Quick Reference Guide for Lockdowns This information is provided as a guideline for actions in the event of a lockdown. Always remember that the first priority is the safety and protection of life. Lockdowns A lockdown is the act of keeping students and personnel in a secured location until an emergency or threat is over. You may be required to lockdown your room or facility when a dangerous person or situation is present on or near your site. Activating a Lockdown: ? A lockdown may be ordered by a principal, site administrator or Student & Community Services (SCS). ? Staff should direct students inside to the nearest room. Do a verbal and visual sweep as you lockdown to get everyone inside.
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If possible, report your attendance, including any extra people in your room, to the office. Staff should lock all doors and windows leading to your room. Close all window coverings. All students and staff should remain away from doors and windows. If you hear gunfire or someone trying to enter your room, instruct all students and staff to ―Drop, Cover and Hold‖ under desks. Under no circumstances will students or staff open a door or window once it has been secured until the lockdown is officially over. When the lockdown is over the ―All Clear‖ signal will sound.
Deactivating a Lockdown: ? A lockdown will be deactivated by the site administrator or Student & Community Services with an ―All Clear‖ signal (which may be an announcement, bell signal etc., to be determined by site administrator). ? All students and staff should return to their assigned rooms or workstations. Staff should account for all students and inform the principal or site administrator of anybody missing. ? The site administrator will assign staff to walk the campus or workplace to ensure that everyone is aware of the deactivation. 70. What can we learn from the passage about a lockdown? A. It stands for the end of an emergency of threat. B. It is a security measure in the event of a threat. C. It means locking a dangerous person in the room. D. It is meant to protect the facilities in an emergency. 71. If a lockdown is activated, the school staff _____. A. can’t open a door or window unless they are sure there is no danger B. need to stay near doors and windows to wait for further instruction C. must report to the office how many people there are in the room D. should try to make sure that no one is left outside 72. Which of the following can give a signal for the deactivation of a lockdown? A. Site administrator. B. Any staff member. C. School principal. D. Head of the students’ union. 73. Which of the following is true according to the passage? A. Nothing matters more than the safety of facilities in an emergency. B. In a lockdown, students must walk as far as possible to find the safest room. C. The way that an ―All Clear‖ signal is given usually varies from case to case. D. It is up to students to inform everyone involved of the deactivation of a lockdown. (C) Every giant panda, said evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould, is a riddle. Each one is, first, a soft, furry ball of adorableness that we all want to hug. That panda, said Gould, ―exists in our mind.‖ Then there’s the hidden panda, the real one that isn’t as we imagine, that lives in the wild—and that panda, Gould wrote, ―has remained essentially a mystery.‖ Thirty years ago, scientists knew next to nothing about pandas. Because the animals live in dense forests thick with bamboo, in 1980, when George Schaller from the Bronx Zoo and a team of Chinese scientists spent four years searching in Sichuan, they saw pandas rarely, only 16 times
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in the first two years. Most viewings, he wrote later, ―were brief—a glimpse as an animal crossed an opening or wandered up a trail.‖ So what do biologists do when close encounters are few? They turn to indirect evidence of behavior, which, in the panda’s case, meant poo (粪便). Schaller weighed, measured and examined that poo. He checked the bamboo shoots. It was exhausting work, often boring. But Schaller kept at it. After four years in the field, Schaller and his team were able to report that giant pandas spend about 60 percent of the day eating, and the rest of the time sleeping or resting, almost no time playing or having fun, as we think. Pandas in the wild are rarely romantic, and are certainly not like the pandas of our minds. As to what goes on in a real panda’s mind, Schaller says he has no idea. After years spent tracking, poo collecting and bamboo measuring, he says pandas remain deeply strange to him. He knows everything they do, but he can’t say much about who they are. In his book, the Last Panda, he imagines getting a letter from one of them. It’s respectful, but the panda tells him, this ―science‖ you do? It will never describe the real me. … But those scientific studies did have consequences. Before he set out, conservationists thought that pandas were losing population because their food source was untrustworthy, because wild bamboo goes through cycles, and sometimes there’s not enough to eat. But Schaller found no evidence of starvation. Instead, he found that human poachers (偷猎者) were to blame. After Schaller’s first few trips, illegal hunting went down, the Chinese government stepped up enforcement, and since then, the Wiki entry says, ―the panda population has increased in the wild by 45 percent.‖ 74. The word ―riddle‖ (in Para 1) most probably refers to something that _____. A. exists in people’s mind B. is difficult to understand C. is lovely but not real D. hides itself in the wild 75. Why did Schaller and his team have to turn to the panda’s poo in their studies? A. They were able to find bamboo shoots in the panda’s poo. B. There was little chance for them to meet a panda in the wild. C. The panda’s poo was completely different from other animals’. D. It was a shortcut to collecting enough information about pandas. 76. What can be inferred from the passage? A. Schaller held a reserved opinion about his knowledge of pandas. B. Schaller’s studies were meant to overthrow an established theory. C. Schaller’s book was based on his observation of a particular panda. D. Schaller proved that with enough food, the panda population would increase. 77. Which of the following might be the best title of the passage? A. What the panda won’t tell us B. Panda: an endangered animal C. The life of a devoted biologist D. A brief glimpse at the panda Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. in the fewest possible words.
Then answer the questions or complete the statements
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If you’ve never quite managed to finish Pride And Prejudice or Jane Eyre, you’re not alone. Some 71 per cent of us Brits (英国人) claim we’ve read classics in an attempt to seem more cultured, according to a study by Lindeman’s Wine and Book Club. Most ―book bluffers‖ said they lied about their reading because they did not want to appear stupid. More men were ―liars‖, with 23 per cent saying they had lied to impress a female, while women said they feared friends’ and colleagues’ judgement. Books that had been made into films or TV series were the most lied about as people at least knew the plot. The top five books people claimed to have read were: Pride And Prejudice, The Lord Of The Rings, Jane Eyre, Tess Of The d’Urbervilles and The Hobbit. According to Debrett’s, the authority on etiquette (礼仪), wanting to appear literary is a peculiarly British characteristic. David Miller, Director at Debrett’s, said: ―Social etiquette is an important part of being British and we’ve been bound by it for centuries.‖ ―We can’t help but care about how we’re thought of by others—it’s a part of our DNA, which makes the lengths we’ll go to keep face ever more amusing. It’s notable men are most likely to boast about the books they’ve read in order to win over the fairer sex. However it’s interesting women are most concerned about being judged by their female peers, casting a shadow on modern definition of sisterhood.‖ Four in ten Brits confess they keep works of literature on their bookshelves purely for display purposes. And 57 per cent make sure the books on view are literary classics—even if they’ve never digested a word of them. (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN EIGHT WORDS.) 78. The phrase ―book bluffers‖ (in Para 2) most probably refers to those who ____________________. 79. According to the passage, the five books—Pride And Prejudice, The Lord Of The Rings, Jane Eyre, Tess Of The d’Urbervilles and The Hobbit—rank top five among those claimed to have been read because ____________________. 80. What may cause people to wonder what on earth modern sisterhood is? 81. It can be inferred from the passage that even if they may have never read any of them, some Brits still keep literary classics on view in order to ____________________.
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第 II 卷
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Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 他没有告诉我何时动身去巴黎。(leave) 2. 那只迷路的猴子得到了村民们的精心照顾。(care) 3. 现在，手机不仅是通讯工具，也是一种娱乐工具。(not only) 4. 这位经济学家在调查中发现，有些人赚得越多，消费的欲望也更强烈。(the more …) 5. 那位经常乘飞机旅行的商人永远不会忘记那个小城市的机场所提供的各种免费服务。 (who)
II. Guided Writing
Directions: Write an English composition in 120 – 150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 学校正在评选“环保达人” ，假设你是该校的学生李青，有意参加此评选。写一份自荐 材料，材料必须包括以下内容： 1. 简述个人信息及自荐理由； 2. 用生活中的一个具体事例，说明你是如何节约资源的。
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上海市复兴高级中学 2013 学年第一学期期中考试
第I卷 I. Listening Comprehension 1. C 2. B 3. D 4. B 5. A 6. D 7. B 9. D 10. C 11. C 12. B 13. B 14. D 15. A 16. A 17. two-bedroom 18. $500 19. university 20. dishwasher 21. deep sea animals 22. doing a test 23. do/with the housework 24. meaningful and rewarding 第 1~10 小题，每小题 1 分；第 11~16 小题，每小题 2 分。 第 17~24 小题，每小题 1 分；17~20 题，每拼错 1 个单词扣 1 分，21~24 题，每拼错一个单 词扣 0.5 分；24 题 ―and‖不写不扣分。 II. Grammar and Vocabulary 25. could 26. myself 27. the 28. working 29. who 30. much 31. no matter how 32. with 33. are unwrapped 34. to survive 35. that/who/whom 36. What 37. asking 38. that 39. purchased 40. learned 41. B 42. J 43. I 44. F 45. E 46. K 47. G 48. H 49. C 50. D 第 25~40 题，每小题 1 分，单词拼错不得分。 第 41~50 题，每小题 1 分。 III. Reading 51. D 52. B 53. A 54. C 55. A 56. B 57. D 58. B 59. A 60. C 61. D 62. B 63. A 64. C 65. D 66. C 67. A 68. D 69. A 70. B 71. D 72. A 73. C 74. B 75. B 76. A 77. A 78. boast about their reading / lie about their reading 79. they have been made into films / people know their plots 80. Women are concerned about their female peers’ judgment. 81. seem more cultured / appear literary 第 51~65 题，每小题 1 分；第 66~77 题，每小题 2 分。 第 78~81 题，每小题 2 分；答案内容正确，个别单词拼写错误但不影响理解不扣分；字数超 过规定字数过多不得分。 第 II 卷 1. He didn’t tell me when to leave for Paris. 2. The monkey that lost its way was taken good care of by the villagers. 3. Nowadays, mobile phones are not only a means of communication but also a means of entertainment. 4. The economist has found in the survey that the more some people earn, the more they want to buy. 5. The businessperson who often travel by air will never forget the various free services provided by the airport of that small city. 第 1~3 题，每小题 4 分；第 4~5 题，每小题 5 分。
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