黄浦区 2012 学年度第一学期高三年级期终考试 英 语 试 卷
（完卷时间： 120 分钟
2013 年 1 月 17 日下午
满分： 150 分）
I. Listening Comprehension
Section A Directions: In S
ection 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. In a library. C. At a police station. 2. A. 2 pm. 3. A. A teacher. B. 3 pm. B. A student. B. In a bookstore. D. In a restaurant. C. 5 pm. C. A lawyer. D. 7 pm. D. A friend.
4. A. Because there was a heavy traffic. B. Because he has been somewhere else. C. Because he was caught by the police. D. Because he doesn’t like going to school. 5. A. 20 yuan. B. 60 yuan. C. 130 yuan. D. 200 yuan. 6. A. He totally agrees with the woman. B. He regards Bob as a selfish person. C. He insists that Bob is not as she thought. D. He doesn’t know Bob very well. 7. A. The woman will take the lift. C. The woman will work first. 8. A. Salesman and customer. C. Boss and secretary. 9. A. She had a headache. C. She went to look after Jane. B. The woman can’t find the lift. D. The woman would rather walk upstairs. B. Father and daughter. D. Headmaster and student. B. She had to stay in bed. D. She went to the dancing party.
10. A. He is just a passer-by like the woman. B. He is unwilling to tell the woman anything. C. He doesn’t know where the closest bookstore is. D. He can’t understand the woman’s question thoroughly. 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. Bones. 12. A. 30% B. Oily cake. B. 46% C. Yogurt C. 72% D. Cheese D. 83%
13. A. Lung cancer is the most common cancer around the world. B. Many kinds of food are naturally high in Vitamin D. C. Vitamin D may help some people with lung cancer live longer. D. It’s better to operate on people with lung cancer in summer. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. In 1815. B. In 1848. C. In 1850. D. In 1855. 15. A. High school education. B. Two-year study programmes. C. 100 education programmes. D. Four-year college programmes. 16. A. California has the most state colleges and universities in America. B. California is a large city with more than 4,000,000 people. C. California is the largest state in land area throughout America. D. California has only a few high-technology companies. 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.
A Babysitter’s Information
Name: Age: Character: Charge: Residence: Julie Dixon She is __17__. She is __18__ and nice. She charges two dollars an hour because she wants to buy a new __19__. She lives within __20__ distance.
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. What does the man enjoy most in life? What’s the man’s greatest ambition? What’s the man’s greatest achievement? What was the nicest thing that happened to the man yesterday? __21__. To own __22__ best cars in the world Being a(n) __23__ in Iraq. His girlfriend saw the pictures he took in Iraq and __24__ him.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
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. Cars do cause people some health problems, in fact far more serious _____ than computers do. A. one _____. A. as few B. fewer C. as little D. smaller 27. Some doctors want to examine the impact those marine mammals have _____ the children who had tried dolphin-assisted therapy. A. on A. needn’t bring C. didn’t need to bring _____ on the level of service. A. depend past two decades. A. developed C. is developing mean that no dieting is safe. A. that B. what C. which D. why 32. Only _____ possible to settle the problem. A. does the chief editor come will it be C. has the chief editor come it will be Life of Pi was extremely hard to make. A. what A. sold B. that B. has sold C. which C. were sold D. whether D. has been selling 34. More than 20 cars of the new type _____ in the first three days after its launch last Saturday. 35. Being from a family _____ produced great actors, it’s no wonder that she quickly found her way into the spotlight. A. who B. where C. what D. which 36. “My dear friends, let us build our class, a team ever looking forward _____ the full potential of all its members,” said our monitor. A. realize meeting. B. realizing C. to realize D. to realizing 37. Tears of joy and happiness came to my eyes _____ we won the first prize in the sports B. when the chief editor comes will it be D. when the chief editor comes it will be B. has developed D. had been developing B. depended C. depending D. to depend 30. China _____ at a tremendous rate, an outstanding achievement never seen before, during the B. with C. to D. about 28. Actually you _____ the dictionary here. You are not allowed to use it. B. needn’t have brought D. don’t have to bring B. ones C. it D. those 26. It is known to all that the US is about the same size as China, but its population is five times
29. Health management membership fees range from 2,000 yuan ($ 320) to 20,000 yuan a year
31. Of course, the fact _____ misguided forms of dieting result in so many problems does not
33. Director Ang Lee told the New York Film Festival audience following the screening _____
A. while A. so that
B. as B. in case
C. unless C. even if
D. before D. as though
38. I was advised to arrange for insurance _____ I needed some medical treatment. 39. _____ participation in public decision-making, telephone conference calls are widely used. A. Extend A. locked 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. energetic F. consume B. trying G. enjoying C. established H. fashionable D. released I. produce E. originated J. discovered B. Extending B. to loc k C. To extend C. locking D. Having extended D. been locked
40. The boy has spent a whole day _____ in his room. No one knows what he is doing.
Some people cannot imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. From the most __41__ cafes of Paris to the breakfast stands lining the streets of Taipei, coffee has firmly __42__ itself as one of the world’s favourite beverages. For such a well-loved drink, however, few people are aware of its curious origins. As a legend goes, coffee berries were first __43__ in 850 by an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed his goats were much livelier after having eaten the red berries of a local bush. After __44__ the berries himself, the goat herder felt much more __45__ than usual. The news about the wonderful berry was __46__ quickly, and soon monks were looking on it as an elixir（仙丹妙药） and eating it to help stay awake during evening prayers. Although coffee __47__ on the plateaus of Ethiopia, it was the Arabs who first cultivated it around 1100. They were also the first people to roast it and boil it. By 1475, people in Constantinople were __48__ a cup of coffee in the world’s first coffee shop. Coffee spread to Europe around 1600 and to the New World seven years later. These days, it seems you can get a cup of coffee just about everywhere you go. Every year, coffee lovers __49__ more than 400 billion cups of coffee and make it one of the world’s biggest commodities—second only to oil.
III. Reading Comprehension
Section A Directions: For each blank in the following passages 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. There is a Web site called the “World Database of Happiness”. It combines and analyzes the results of hundreds of surveys from around the world that have been conducted on life satisfaction. Most of the findings are __50__, but a few are surprising. The database makes it clear that there is not a strong connection between material wealth and general happiness. It is a cliché (陈词滥调) to say that money can’t buy happiness, but the old
saying seems to be __51__ by research. Many people still stick to the belief that gaining riches will be the answer to all their problems, yet they are probably __52__. Studies have been __53__ on people who acquired sudden wealth, such as lottery winners. In most cases, after the __54__ joy had worn off, people were not left with a sense of lasting happiness. In fact, they tended to revert to the way they __55__ before they became rich. Previously contented(满意的) people continue to be contented, __56__ those who were miserable before sink back into misery. If material wealth does not bring happiness, then what does? Perhaps happiness has something to do with where you live. The authorities at the World Database on Happiness have surveyed __57__ of happiness in different countries. __58__, people in America, Canada, and Singapore are very happy; people living in India and Russia, not surprisingly, are not happy. Other surveys consistently _ _59__ the importance of relationships. __60__ relationships in particular seem to be the key to long-term contentment. The Web site suggests that falling in love and having children are two of the __61__ that bring the greatest happiness. Nowadays people look to technology as a(n) __62__ source of satisfaction. People increasingly spend more time alone watching TV or surfing the Internet __63__ spending time with family. Can technology truly make people happy? It is too difficult to tell, but one thing is sure: If the Web site’s research is accurate, time spent with your family is a better __64__ than time spent making money. 50. A. different 51. A. challenged 52. A. generous 53. A. turned out 54. A. essential 55. A. felt 56. A. as 57. A. levels 58. A. Strangely 59. A. point to 60. A. Partner 61. A. situations 62. A. convenient 63. A. as far as 64. A. environment 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) B. predictable B. widespread B. positive B. done with B. pleasant B. had B. so B. standards B. Hopefully B. hold up B. Family B. relations B. alternative B. rather than B. circumstance C. satisfactory C. overtaken C. hesitated C. carried out C. initial C. chose C. and C. senses C. Apparently C. deal with C. Relative C. destinations C. everlasting C. as well as C. investment D. unexpected D. supported D. mistaken D. put forward D. enviable D. lived D. while D. examples D. Surprisingly D. depend on D. Society D. references D. adequate D. in case of D. civilization
Most people who live in Seattle, Washington, love their city. There is a never-ending flow of fun things to do. But, people who live there do not always enjoy the day-after-day absence of sunshine during the winter months. It is a documented fact that sunshine (or lack of it) plays a major role in how each of us meets the day. It also affects how we perform at school or work. When people are deprived of sunlight, they can develop seasonal affective disorder, which makes it difficult for them to feel happy or get things accomplished. No major city in the United States is more affected by the “sunshine factor” than Seattle. To fight drizzle and fog during the winter months, Steve Murphy created a business that is ve ry popular among the locals. The Indoor Sun Shoppe is more than a little ray of sunshine during the gray days of Seattle’s winter. His shop offers a huge source of plants and artificial lighting for people who are trying to overcome seasonal affective disorder. Located in Fremont, Washington, The Indoor Sun Shoppe has an amazing collection of exotic (奇异的) plants and “good bugs” in a humid and well-lit environment. At The Indoor Sun Shoppe, you can spend up to $400 for artificial lighting that will chase away the winter blues. It will also keep your plants healthy. You can buy a dawn simulator(模拟器) that will gradually fill your room with a warming wake-up glow. What better way to meet a Seattle morning when real sunshine is nothing more than a happy thought! Murphy’s in-home waterfalls are also popular with customers. But his plants and lights remain the “main course.” On a cloudy winter day, The Indoor Sun Shoppe is a bright spot in Seattle! 65. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the passage? A. Seattle is located in the state of Washington. B. Citizens love Seattle for their colorful city lives. C. Sunshine in Seattle is rare during the winter months. D. People who live in Seattle are used to the sunshine absence. 66. Which of the following best defines the term seasonal affective disorder in Para.2? A. mild temperature and a general feeling of illness caused by gray winter B. exhaustion, depression and lack of energy caused by a lack of sunlight C. winter-related illness caused by the low temperature and little sunlight D. post-holiday depression that comes when relatives leave after Christmas 67. The Indoor Sun Shoppe ________. A. attracts people from different parts of the whole country B. aims to create a humid and well-lit environment during winter months C. brings only a little ray of sunshine during the gray days of Seattle’s winter D. offers variety of goods helping people overcome seasonal affective disorder 68. Which of the following best explains the use of a dawn simulator? A. An alarm clock stimulated by the light rays of early morning. B. A bringer of indoor artificial sunshine when there is none outside. C. An automatic waterfall system helping make indoor plants healthy.
D. A better way to meet a Seattle morning with real warming sunshine.
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C. spend a whole day viewing the South China Sea in Mickey Maze D. choose from different jogging routes according to a reliable jogging map 70. Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre ___________. A. attracts guests as one of the largest public parks in Disneyland B. is a right place for in-house guests to reduce redness C. provides guests with both indoor and outdoor activities D. offers all guests 50% off for renting one hour pedal boat 71. According to the information about Prince Eric Activities Room, we can learn that________. A. there is about an hour and 15 minutes for cleaning everyday B. at least 22 quests can take part in different activities there at a time C. both kids and teens can feel free to create their own sun visors there D. IQ Fun Zone helps children below 7 to cultivate their team spirit (C) Throughout the centuries, various writers have contributed greatly to the literary treasure trove of books lining the shelves of today’s libraries. In addition to writing interesting material, many famous writers, such as Edgar Allan Poe, were larger-than-life characters with personal histories that are as interesting to read as the stories they wrote. Poe’s rocky life included being driven off from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1831 and an ongoing battle with alcohol. Yet, despite heavy gambling debts, poor health, and terrible unemployment, Poe managed to produce a body of popular works, including “The Raven” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, once lived among the man-eaters in the Marquesas Islands and wrote unusual tales inspired by his years of service in the U.S. Navy. Dublin-born Oscar Wilde was noted for his charismatic personality, his outrageous lifestyle, and creating witty catchphrases such as, “Nothing succeeds like excess.” D.H. Lawrence wrote shameful novels that were often cut, and Anne Rice led a double life writing bestselling horrible novels under her real name and using “A.N. Roquelaure” for the lowbrow unhealthy novels she penned on the side. Nonconformist(不墨守成规的)author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau once fled to the woods and generated enough interesting material to fill his noted book Walden. Thoreau wrote on the issue of passive resistance protest in his essay “Civil Disobedience” and served time in jail for refusing tax payments in protest of the United States government’s policy towards slavery. American short story writer O. Henry’s colorful life was ruined by tragic events, such as being accused and sentenced for stealing money from an Austin, Texas bank. Despite his success selling his short stories, O. Henry struggled financially and was nearly bankrupt when he died. As diverse as these famous authors’ backgrounds were, they all led unconventional lives while writing great literary works that will endure throughout the ages. The next time you read an interesting book, consider learning more about the author by reading his or her biography so you can learn about the unique life experiences that shaped his or her writing. 72. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Edgar Allan Poe? A. He had his own interesting personal history as other famous writers. B. He graduated from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1831. C. He once had heavy gambling debts and fell down with illness. D. He managed to produce popular works no matter how rocky his life was. 73. What can you infer from Para.2? A. D.H. Lawrence and Anne Rice once wrote similar type of novels. B. Anne Rice used a pen name because her novels were quite popular. C. Anne Rice used different names when she wrote bestselling novels. D. Henry David Thoreau enriched his books by living in the forests.
74. Which statement is TRUE according to the passage? A. Henry David Thoreau was passionately opposed to horrible events. B. Anne Rice always used a pen name to conceal her true identity. C. Herman Melville stayed with man-eaters during his naval service. D. O Henry’s life was colorful though he had lots of difficulties. 75. The passage mainly tells us that ______. A. many famous writers lived nontraditional lives B. most famous writers were usually troublemakers C. writers had to lead interesting lives to generate materials D. the biographies of famous writers are always inspirational Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from A-F for each paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need. A. We’ll extend our lifespan. B. We’ll know the origin of Earth. C. We’ll have a brain “road map”. D. We’ll advance brain forms. E. We’ll “manage” our Earth. F. We’ll conquer cancer. It is predicted that there will be 5 scientific breakthroughs in the 21st century. 76. Why does the universe exist? Since the 1920s, scientists have known the universe is expanding, which means it must have started at a definite item in the past. They even have developed theories that give a detailed picture of the evolution of the universe from the time it was a fraction of second old to the present. Over the next couple of decades, these theories will be refined by date from extraordinary powerful new telescope. We will have a better understanding of how matter behaves at the mysteriously high temperatures and pressures of the early universe. 77. In 19th-century operas, when the heroine coughs in the first act, the audience knows she will die of tuberculosis(肺结核) in Act 3. But thanks to 20th-century medicine, the once-dreaded, once-incurable disease now can mean nothing more serious than taking some bills. As scientists learn more about the genetic code and the way cells work at the molecular level, many serious diseases—cancer, for one— will become less threatening. Using manufactured “therapeutic” viruses, doctors will be able to replace cancer-causing damaged DNA with healthy genes, probably administered by a pill or injection. 78. If the normal aging process is basically a furious, invisible contest in our cells—a contest between damage—then 21st-century strides in genetic medicine may let us control and even reverse the process. But before we push scientists to do more, consider: Do we really want to live in a world where no one grows old and few children are born because the planet can hold only so many people? Where would new ideas come from? What would we do with all that extra time? 79. In the next millennium, we’ll stop talking about the weather but will do something about it. We’ll gradually learn how to predict the effects of human activity on the Earth, its climate and its ecosystems. And with that knowledge will come an increasing willingness to use it to manage the workings of our planet.
80. This is the real “final frontie” of the 21st century: The most complex system of our body contains about 100 billion neurons (神经元)(roughly the number of stars in the Milky Way), each connected to as many as 1,000 others. In this century, we will use advanced forms of magnetic resonance imaging to produce detailed maps of the neurons in operation. We’ll be able to say with certainty which ones are working when you read a word, when you say a word, when you think about a word, and so on. Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. The first explorers who saw totem poles called them “monstrous figures.” Missionaries(传教 士) thought that the Native Americans worshipped the totem poles, and they encouraged their destruction. But the missionaries were wrong. Even today, when people refer to the “low man on the totem pole, ” they do not realize that the largest figure was usually on the bottom and was the most important. The origin of the first totem pole is uncertain. It is known that totem poles told stories about rich and important Native American families. An artist carved the pole to represent a family’s traits and personal strengths and even to have hidden meanings. Poles were carved from cedar（雪松木）, using handmade tools. The chisel（凿子）used for carving was made from an animal horn. The adze, which was like an ax, had a hard stone blade. Once finished carving, the artist used animal-hair brushes to paint the poles. Some poles stood as high as 60 feet(180m). Native Americans celebrated important life events—such as births or marriages—with huge feasts called potlatches. One of the highlights of the party was the raising of a new totem pole. As trade expanded along the Northwest Coast, more Native American families had totem poles. However, in 1884 the Canadian government outlawed the potlatch. Not long after, the United States followed suit. As children grew up and left the tribe, the art of carving totem poles began to die out. Many years later, totem poles that had been bought or stolen from Native American villages began showing up in museums. People started to realize the significance of totem poles, and the art of carving them was resurrected. Old poles were restored, and new poles were created. Today, the craft is alive and well again, and totem poles can be seen around the Northwest United States and Canada. (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 81. What did missionaries want to do with the totem poles? 82. What’s the main purpose of totem poles? 83. The art of carving totem poles faded away during the 1800s because ______________. 84. What does the last paragraph mainly tell us? 第 II 卷 I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 成功的秘诀在于勤奋。(lie) 2. 运动在个人的身心发展过程中起了至关重要的作用。(play)
3. 这是意大利东北部的一座小城镇，以建筑之美而著称。 （which）
4. 毫无疑问，参加各种国际交流项目会使学生们获益匪浅。（There） 5. 绝大多数的医疗专家持有相同的看法，即防止该疾病传播最有效的方法是用肥皂和水洗 手。（prevent）
II. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in over 120 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 联系高三学习生活，详细描述一件令你印象最深刻的事。 （文中请不要出现真实的校名和人名。）
上海市黄浦区 2013 届高三一模英语试题 参考答案
第I卷 1—5 ADBAB 17. 21/twenty-one 21. Wonderful music 23. international aid worker 25—29 BDABC 41—45 HCJBA 50—54 BDDCC 65—68 DBDB 76—80 BFAEC 6—10 CDCDC 18. patient 11—13 DAC 14—16 CBA 20. walking
22. a collection of 24. felt proud of/ praised 30—34 BABBC 46—49 DEGF 55—59 ADACA 69—71 DCC 60—64 BABBC 72—75 BACA 35—40 DDBBCA
81. They wanted to destroy them. 82. To represent (rich and important) families’ traits and personal strengths. 83. many of the children left their tribes/ children grew up and left the tribe 84. The factors responsible for the revival/returning of (the art of) totem poles./ People realized the significance of totem poles and created more/new ones. 第 II 卷 I. Translation 1. The secret of success lies in hard work/diligence. 2. Sports play a vital role in individual’s (overall) physical and mental development. 3. This is a small town in northeast Italy, which is famous for the beauty of its architecture. 4. There is no doubt that taking part in different international/global exchange programmes will benefit the students a lot. 5. Most medical experts share the same opinion that the most effective way to prevent the spread of the disease /prevent the disease from spreading is (for people) to wash (their) hands with soap and water. 2013. 黄浦区高三第一学期考试作文 联系高三学习生活，详细描述一件令你印象最深刻的事 Sample 1 Away flows time. There are so many unforgettable things in my school life which are worth
mentioning. The most wonderful one, which I’ll remember for good is taking part in the English speech contest. I used to be a shy boy who lacked confidence. At the beginning of the senior three year my best friend encouraged me to participate in the speech contest. Afraid of delivering an address on the stage, I declined. I, in the end, agreed as he insisted. He helped me practice my speech skills as well as gestures and standing position. My skills were improved, modestly but steadily. Then came the day of the contest. Nervous as I was, I walked onto the stage, smile on face. With so many people seated in the hall, I felt anxious and my speech was not fluent at first. When I saw my friend listening attentively, I remembered the nights we spent together practicing speech. I was inspired and the speech flowed on successfully. The audience applauded with appreciation at the end of the speech while I happily found I was no longer the shy boy. It was the support from my friend that enabled me to gain confidence. While life in senior three is occupied, wonderful things take place every day, the precious friendliness has left such a deep impression on my mind that I will never forget it. (231 words) (9+9+4=23) Sample 2 The thing that impressed most in grade 12 took place on a Sunday morning. That was when I took part in an English contest, in the final stage. The contest was so difficult that I thought the only thing I could do was to wish myself good luck. The listening comprehension was unlike what I’d prepared for, so I just tried my best. But when I moved to the reading part, the situation got better. What I’d thought to be greek turned out to be just the combination of words I knew the meaning of. I felt a little bit happier. As to the writing, I had wanted to give it up and let my creation fly, but I surprisingly found that I had a lot to say about the topics. I even used the stories of a scientist I’d read about to support my idea! Then it was an oral exam. Although it was a contest, I still told the teachers exact what I had in mind. I didn’t have anything fancy to say, but the thoughts were genuine. The result came and I won the third prize! At first I thought it was sheer luck, but then I realized that what I had learned helped a lot. I didn’t mean to prepare for it, but what I had done brought me what I deserved. Even though I’m no faced with the college entrance exam, I still know that what really matters is the process of learning. Do your job and the result won’t fail you! (257 words) (8+8+4=20)
Sample 3 Do you have the fear of acting on the stage? Well, I do, at least before I was asked to perform at the school’s Arts Festival. As the Arts Festival drew near, the teachers asked me to read an English poem, which made my heart jump. This would be a perfect chance to show my English talents, but not in front of the whole school! I was a shy boy that even freaked out when speaking in front of my class. As I strongly opposed to this kind offer, the teacher told me, “You’ll never know how things go unless you give it a try.” Encouraged as I was, I repeated the poem in front of the mirror for countless times, being more
confident every time. The day finally came and I was on the stage, sharing the beauty of English with the whole school. I managed to read the poem in an idiomatic accent without a single mistake and I wasn’t really that nervous as I thought I would be. I was filled with pride as the sound of applaus e rose in every corner of the auditorium. Just as my teacher said, taking the first step toward the unknown is the greatest achievement, I will pump myself up for all the coming challenges in life and I will never forget my first step on the stage. (227 words) (6+8+3=17) Sample 4 The life of Senior 3 is like a chocolate having lots of tastes. My most impressive taste is the experiences of participating in the Physics Olympics. The days that I spent preparing for the contest are full of depression and happiness. I enjoyed the moment when I worked out a difficult problem. My pals and I often argued about a ambiguous problem for a long time. However, the taste was terrible sometimes. I read the reference books till midnight and did a lot of exercises. I believed that my dream would come true if I worked hard enough. To my disappointment, I failed to get the award. But I think the tears and experiences will become my most valuable wealth in the future. (123 words) （7+7+2=16）
黄浦区 2012 学年度第一学期高三年级期终考试英语试卷听力原文 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. M: Excuse me, how long can I keep the books? W: Three weeks. Then you’ll have to pay a fine for each day when they are overdue. Q: Where does the conversation probably take place? 2. W: Sorry to keep you waiting, Sir. But we’re sure the flight for London is to take off in about two hours. M: Another two hours? Don’t you know it’s already 5 pm? Q: When will the flight for London take off? 3. M: Alice, how is your school life going? W: Great! I like my classes. And the teachers and classmates are all friendly to me. Q: What is the girl?
4. W: Where have you been, David? You’re late for class again. M: Sorry, but I couldn’t help it. My bus got caught in a traffic jam. Q: Why was David late again? 5. M: How much did it cost you to have your hair cut? W: I paid 20 yuan, but it’s one-third of the regular price. Q: What’s the regular price for a haircut? 6. W: I thought Bob was a selfish person. M: But he turns out to be the opposite, doesn’ t he? Q: What does the man mean? 7. M: The lift is over there. W: I know, but I’d like to walk up. Why not join me? Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
8. W: Shall I check the e-mails for you, Mr. Anderson? M: No, thanks. I did that myself this morning. Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
9. M: Jane, I heard you and Lucy went to the dancing party last night. W: Lucy did, but I had a headache and had to stay in bed. Q: What did Lucy do last night?
10. W: Excuse me, could you please tell me where the closest bookstore is? M: I’m sorry. I just moved to this neighborhood 3 days ago. Q: What does the man imply?
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. Do you know that sunlight and vitamin D may help some people with lung cancer live longer? Lung cancer is the most common cancer around the world and it kills more people than any other cancer. About 60% of those who get lung cancer die within a year.
Vitamin D helps build strong teeth and bones. Foods such as oily fish, egg yolks and cheese are high in vitamin D. But not many foods naturally are. So some people get more with vitamin products. Another way is with the sun. Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin”. Researchers led a study of 456 people who had been treated for lung cancer. Among them, some had high levels of vitamin D intake and had their operations during summertime, when there is lots of sun. Others had low levels, and had operations in winter. The researchers found that 30% of the peopl e in the second group were alive five years after their operations in winter. 46% were disease-free. But patients with the highest vitamin D intake and summer operations had higher survival rates. 72% were still alive after five years. And 83% were disease-free. Now listen again please.
Questions: 11. What food is rich in Vitamin D? 12. How many people can survive in the second group five years after their operations? 13. What is the main idea of the passage? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Over the years, many people have dreamed of going to California. At first, the dream was to find gold. In 1848, gold was discovered here. In 1850, California became a state. Today, California is still a land of dreams. People want to live there because of the warm weather and sunshine. There are beautiful ocean beaches and mountains. There are jobs in the cities and on farms. The estimated population grew almost 5% between 2000 and 2003. About half the population growth is from people who arrive from other states and countries. To educate its young people, California has more state colleges and universities than any other state. California also has more than 100 community colleges. They offer two-year study programs to any student who completes high school. California is America’s third largest state in land area, but the largest in population. America’s largest city is New York. The second largest city is Los Angeles in California, with about four million people. Silicon Valley, home of many high-technology companies, is also in California. Now listen again please. Questions: 14. When did California became a state? 15. What programme does the community college offer to students? 16. What can we learn about California? Section C
Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. W: Dear, we need to find a babysitter to look after our son while we are not in. M: Yes, I’ve heard about a good babysitter. W: Who? M: Her name is Julie Dixon. W: How old is she? M: Twenty-one. She has babysat for some families in this neighborhood, and they say she’s patient and nice. W: How much does she charge? M: Two dollars an hour. They say she’s earning money to buy a new cellphone. W: Where does she live? M: She lives very near here. Do you remember that big house with a beautiful garden around the corner? W: You mean the one within walking distance? M: That’s right. Julie lives there. So she can walk here and back very easily. You won’t have to take her home. Now listen again please. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each blank.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. W: Excuse me, could I ask you a few questions? M: Certainly, yes. W: Um…could you tell me what you enjoy most in life? M: What I enjoy most in life? I think I enjoy…um… wonderful music most. W: Mmm…and what do you think has been your…or would be your greatest ambition? M: I think it would be to own a collection of best cars in the world. I do love cars. W: Oh…er…what’s been your greatest achievement so far? M: Greatest? I think that…er…I go back to the time that I went to Iraq as an international aid worker. I’m very proud of helping the people there. W: I’m sure you are. Last question, what was the nicest thing that happened to you yesterday? M: Yesterday…oh yes, my girlfriend saw the pictures I took in Iraq and said, “Bob, you’re so great!” Now listen again please.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
That’s the end of the listening comprehension. 英语试卷听力测试到此结束。
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