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2012 学年闸北区第一学期高三英语学科期末试卷
(本卷满分 150 分;完卷时间 120 分钟) 第 I 卷(共 105 分) I. Listening Comprehension Section A Directions: in Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. In the electronic appliance shop. C. At the airport.
2. A. 200 yuan. B. 400 yuan.

B. At a bus stop. D. In the hospital.
C. 600 yuan. D. 1200 yuan.

3. A. A couple. B. Colleagues. C. Parent and teacher. D. Employee and job consultant. 4. A. He is Michael's good friend. B. He is Michael's neighbor. C. He has good appetite. D. He is a classic music fan. 5. A. Hospital. B. Gas station. C. At a bus stop. 6. A. Online shopping saves money on clothing. B. The woman shouldn't have bought so many clothes. C. The woman should try other types of clothes instead of t-shirts. D. Every woman needs many beautiful clothes. 7. A. The girl's favorite sweets are chocolates and candies. B. The girl should go to the supermarket with him together. C. It's time for the girl to try something sweet. D. The girl' s teeth are in bad condition. 8. A. Writing a report. B. Doing a project. C. Travelling on business. D. Contacting customers. 9. A. He is looking forward to going home for the summer. B. He is planning to do some accounting work in summer. C. He is not eager to spend time at home in summer. D. He hasn't decided where to go for the summer. 10. A. They can buy vegetables together. B. They can dine out for dinner that day. C. He doesn't like the food cooked by the woman. D. He has never eaten in that restaurant.

D. In the hospital.

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. Hong KOng. 12. A. The aIRPOrt facilities. C. The airport safety. B. London. C. Copenhagen. B. The food quality. D. THe ticket price. D. Dubai.

13. A. Because they pay much attention to toilet cleanliness. B. Because they provide discounts on ticket prices. C. Because they try to learn from European airports. D. Because they try every means to build a loyal customer base.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.

14. A. Mountain climbers are risking lives. B. Both young and old climbers take part in mountaineering. C. Mountaineering doesn't have man-made rules. D. Mountaineering is forbidden in some countries. 15. A. Mountaineering is more dangerous than other forms of sports. B. Mountaineering doesn't call for team efforts. C. Mountaineering is attractive to people. D. Mountain climbers often fall from the rocks and die. 16. A. Because they have more teammates. B. Because mountaineering doesn't need much strength. C. Because they face less natural forces. D. Because they are more skillful. 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 NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer. Community Book Club Membership Form Name: Job: Preferred book type: Yearly membership fee: Book being read now: Williams, Tom. 17 . ___________________ 18 . ___________________ 19 . ___________________ 20 . ___________________

Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. What makes oprah's show popular? What Was her 2005 book about? 21 . ___________________ 22 . ___________________

How much money does she earn a year? What does her own network do?

23 . ___________________ 24 . ___________________

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?29 CBCCB 25. Eating a balanced diet and getting adequate sleep are key ________ maintaining a healthy and vigorous state of life. A. in B. by C. to D. for 26. According to the research, some people prefer to suffer more stress at work in exchange for high salary, while ________ are willing to live with little pay. A. all B. others C. the others D. none 27. A Chinese basketball team employed the former NBA superstar Tracy Macready this year, ________ encouraged the whole team and the fans. A. when B. where C. which D. what 28. New house prices in major Chinese cities are continuing to rise, ________ a warming housing market. A. signalled B. to signal C. signalling D. having signalled 29. The news saddened the whole nation ________ five boys died of suffocation (窒息)in a rubbish bin. A. where B. that C. how D. which 30~34 BCCBD 30. In order to avoid fires or explosions, people ________ not use mobile phones at gas stations. A. may B. must C. shall D. need 31. Any athlete will be punished if found to use stimulant, ________ famous he is in the sports field. A. in spite of B. whatever C. no matter how D. although 32. The success of the movie series Bourne Identity shows that a good director should hold the audience' curiosity ________ the story reaches the end. A. unless B. while C. until D. because 33. Only when their private photos appeared on foreign magazines ________ that they had been tracked by paparazzi (狗仔队). A. the royal couple were aware B. were the royal couple aware C. were aware the royal couple D. the royal couple aware were 34. It is still not quite clear ________ on earth really matters in deciding a child's character and personality. A. when B. where C. how D. what 35~40 BCABAB 35. Though ________ of high costs, many Chinese parents insisted on sending their high school children abroad to study. A. warning B. warned C. to warn D. were warned 36. I have been told that you are going to start your own business,________? A. haven't I B. isn't it C. aren't you D. haven't you

37. According to a survey, the number of Chinese weibo users ________ 250 million so far this year, making China the world's No. 1 weibo-using country. A. has reached B. reached C. will reach D. reaches 38. It is reported that many Chinese babies are taking too much fish oil, ________as they physically need. A. much as twice B. twice as much C. as much twice D. much twice as 39. World Wildlife Fund's project Earth Hour, which encourages people to turn off the light for an hour on the last Saturday of every March, to help to create a promising future for ________the planet. A. is carried out B. carries out C. will carry out D. carried out 40. ________ shoppers with a huge variety of choices for every shopping experience distinguishes online shopping from other forms of purchase. A. Provided B. Providing C. Being provided D. Having provided 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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The popularity of the fantasy novels Harry Potter and the great success of the Potter movie series have aroused Potter fans' craze about the author — Joanne Kathleen Rowling. Rowling started writing after graduating with __41_ i. honours _ . Nonetheless, this was not supposed to be her main job, as she was already working as a secretary. She found her job rather boring and was frequently absent-minded, as she was always taking notes for sudden ideas for future stories. She was fired __42_ A. consequently _ and went from one job to another. Finally, a trip by train __43 J. inspired _ _ her to produce a story about a young wizard (巫 师)born with responsibilities to fight 44 F. evi l forces. Unfortunately, her idea could not be developed due to her mother's sudden death. Shocked and depressed, Rowling left Britain. When she returned, she was already a __45_ B. divorced _ single mother with a little daughter. in spite of all the frustrations in life, she managed to put her __46_ D. imaginary _ story to the point. Harry Potter was published and became a(n) __47_ E. hit _ in no time. The Potter books have __48__ H. gained worldwide applause, won multiple awards, and have been the basis for a popular series of films, in which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts ( 脚本) and maintained creative control at the same time by __49_ C. serving _ As a producer in the films. It is through Harry Potter that Rowling has led a "rags to riches" reality show, where she progressed from living on social security to multi-millionaire status. 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.

In today's American society, background checks have become a routine part of hiring process. employers use them to __50__ potential workers, judging whether they are qualified for the posts. Through background checks, employers can also make sure that the information applicants provide is truthful, which __51__ the applicants' moral quality. Then what do background checks investigate? Many include a review of the employee's employment history trying to confirm whether the employee has ever been fired or forced to __52__ . Employers also pay attention to the length of unemployment, afraid that long-time __53__ from work may bring negative influence to the employee's performance. Sometimes, an applicant's residential history is also an issue. Jobs With state or local governments often require that the employee live in certain areas, reducing the chances for them to have contact with __54__ people. Besides living near the work place is always welcome as it saves time and fares on __55__ . Another item which can't be neglected is the applicant's criminal history as in whether he has ever been arrested or put into prison. Although __56__ like traffic ticketing or queue jumping are usually pardoned, breaking a criminal law is rarely __57__ and, in most cases, is sure to result in the ending of the employment. Then comes the social history. A background check that involves the applicant's social history is __58__ needed for government posts or employment in finance and law industries that require greater self __59__ . A small mistake in these posts may result in huge loss. The investigation usually checks drug use, family relationships and social contacts, in order to __60__ hiring someone unsuitable for the posts. Background investigators who __61__ social history may interview neighbors and professional references __62__ by the applicant. Finally in the field Of education background, an application form may ask for copies of licenses or University diplomas to show the applicant's __63__ performances. In many instances, an education background check is so __64__ about details that investigators even confirm the date on which the employee earned his degree to determine if it agrees With the information the employee provided On his application. 50?54 BDCAB 55?59 DABBC 60?64 DCABD 50. A. qualify 51. A. practises 52. A. cheat 53. 54. 55. 56. A. absence A. bad-tempered A. housing A. minor offences B. assess B. supplies B. apply B. review B. ill-intentioned B. facilities C. treat C. destroys C. resign C. C. C. B. independence cold-blooded communication serious faults D. reward D. suggests D. complain D. silence D. old-fashioned D. transportation

C. personal experiences 57. A. bothered B. spared 58. A. temporarily 59. A. satisfaction 60. A. explain 61. A. look after 62. A. recognized 63. A. financial B. generally B. confidence B. discuss B. look on B. examined B. academic

D. public inconveniences C. paid D. informed C. fortunately C. discipline C. permit C. look into C. ordered C. religious D. gradually D. awareness D. avoid D. look in D. compared D. official

64. A. careless

B. curious

C. realistic

D. particular

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.

Mike frowned (皱眉) at his calendar and then picked up his guitar. His band had been together for five months. Everyone said they were fantastic but they still had not been blessed with a paying job. The three guys had become acquainted in band class, and organizing a group had been Mike's idea. Mike played the guitar and acted as leader. john was on drums and James was on the saxophone. The three got together just for fun and named their group Playday. But when some fans praised their talent, they decided to turn fun into profit. To make themselves known, Playday volunteered to entertain at parties. They played for free at school get-togethers. Mike loved the applause! He felt like a superstar. They practiced hard and discussed young musicians who had vaultea into prominence. “The Jackson Five were kids," John said. “Michael shot to fame like a rocket!" He exclaimed. “We can do it!" Mike encouraged the group. After months of keeping Spirits high, Mike was tired. They haven't seen even a cent. Let alone making a killing. Everyone was in low spirits. They decided to break up after one final volunteer job. The next day, they were to perform for patients at the Children's Hospital where Mike's mother worked as a nurse. The next day the three young guys set up in the hospital lobby, and the nurses brought in the audience. As Playday began its number, Mike could feel their lack of spirit. Then Mike spotted one patient sitting limply in her wheelchair. Her expression was vacant, but when music filled the room, this rag doll came to life. She sat up straight, and the light that shone in her eyes lighted up something in Mike. He felt the thrill he'd been missing. As Mike's playing caught fire, James and John gained energy. Soon Playday was rocking as never before. After the performance, the three guys spent time with the patients. Mike spoke to the girl who had encouraged him to play so well. “Wouldn't it feel great to be rich and famous?" she asked, eyes still bright. “Will you be a rock star?" “Probably not," Mike answered. “But I'll never give up my music. IT felt like the big time playing for you!" 65?68 DACD

65. The undeRLiNed phrase “had vaulted into prominence” most likely means .

A. had grown into adults C. had played The Jackson Five

B. had made a promise D. had bEcome successful

66. The members of Playboy were tired and depressed because they _____ .

A. had no offer of a paying performance C. called an end to the band A. his guitar caught fire C. a patient was much cheered up

B. competed cruelly with other bands D. performed at the Children's Hospital B. a girl took him as a rock star D. a toy doll suddenly became alive

67. While performing at the Children's Hospital, Mike became inspired because ______.

68. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage? A. MiKe, John and James got to know each other as they were relatives. B. They planned to make money when they had a big fan base. C. Their wonderful performance at Children's Hospital cured the girl of her disease. D. Mike found out the enjoyment of volunteer performance after playing at the hospital. (B)

Read this tourist booklet for Clarke Qiuay:

Souvenirs from the Past Every weekend, there's a popular flea (跳蚤)market. Hunt for treasures of a different kind. Among a collection of goodies, you'll fiNd jewelries, antiQUES ANd carpets that are centuries old, which deFiNES Their significance. All THe specialty shops here deal in ancient items, including remains of the past. Dine by the River The high-tech centers which tower over the historic riverside buildings bring a modern taste to Clarke QuAY. When it comes to food, you are spoilt for a variety of choice. Sample local favorites in the cool comfort of the food court or enjoy them in the open at a snack stand. You may also experience special spirits at any of the watering holes. Nightlife Entertainment Clarke Quay boasts a bustling nightlife. Magic and music fill the air. Trolleys on wheels burst along streets selling sweets of unique shapes and colors. Fortune tellers cast their spell and told forbidden stories. The atmosphere is boiling. The riverside village plays host to a good number of watering holes, all of which feature nightly live entertainment. Sit back with a drink there and watch the local colour while your favourite music washes over you. Or you may hit the dance floor and flash your moves. A Ride into the Past and the Future You may choose to arrive by means of a vessel from the past. The unique river taxi was previously a boat that transported goods from ship to land. These days, it dominates the river, transporting tourists and locals to their various destinations.
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How to get here: From City Hall MRT Station: Take Bus Service 32/135 along North Bridge Rd. From Orchard MRT Station: Take Bus Service 54 along Scotts Rd.

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69. The gifts visitors can buy from the flea market are mainly ____ .

A. carpets produced in another country C. second-hand objects of historlcal value

B. animals raised in the market D. candies of different shapes and colors

70. In the booklet the underlined watering holes” are closet in meaning to .

A. mental hospitals C. CD shops

B. night clubs D. entertainment shows

71. According to the booklet, which of the following statements is NOT TRUE? A. Different kinds of food are offered in Clarke Quay. B. Fortune telling is a forbidden business in Clarke Quay. C. River taxis ship people instead of goods today. D. The bus service 54 can bring visitors to Clarke Quay from Orchard MRT Station. (C)

Announcing recent he would send proposals on reducing gun violence in America, President Obama mentioned a number of sensible gun-control measures. But he also paid homage to the Washington conventional wisdom about the many and varied causes of shooting cases. He said earlier that gun violence was a complex problem that will require a complex solution and gun control, therefore, was far from the only answer. Then are the data shielding the politicians' vague language? America is a gun heaven. Around 11,000 deaths were caused by guns last year. In contrast, Britain has about 50 gun killings a year. Many people believe that America is simply a more violent, individualistic society. But the only field in which the U.S. rate is surprisingly higher seems to be the gun killings. For all the other crimes — theft, robbery, attack — the United States is within the range of other advanced countries. Is America's popular Culture the cause? This is highly unlikely, as largely the same culture exists in other rich countries. Youth in Britain, for example, are exposed to almost the same cultural influences as in the United States. The Japanese are at the cutting edge of the world of video games, most of which touch on violence. Yet the rates of gun shooting in these two countries are a tiny function of America's. At the same time, Britain and Japan both have perhaps the tightest regulations of gun. As for America, the country has far more permissive gun laws. With 5 percent of the world's population, the United States has 50 percent of the guns. There are always evil or weak-minded people, who might be influenced by popular culture. But how can government identify the darkest thoughts in people's minds before they have taken any action? Certainly those who urge all-round democracy would not allow government to monitor thoughts, forbid free expression, and ban the sale of information and entertainment in exchange for bodily safety. Then why not do something much simpler and that has been successful: limit access to guns? America is in desperate need of a real ban, not another toothless ban, full of exceptions, which the gun lovers would use to claim that such bans don't reduce violence.


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69. In the first paragraph President Obama ____ . A. regarded loose gun control as the single reason for gun violence B. thought many reasons accounted for the gun violence in America C. believed America's gun laws had nothing to do with gun violence D. thought gun violence was far from the only problem America faced 70. Cultural influence is not the main reason for gun violence because_____ . A. Americans are not influenced by violent video games as Japanese are B. cultural influences usually cause theft or robbery rather than gun firing C. nations of similar cultural background have lower rates of gun shooting than the U.S. D. Americans are rarely influenced by popular culture 71. In the passage, the author mainly discusses ____ . A. President Obama's lack of courage and poor leadership B. the crime rates of different countries of similar cultural background C. the main cause of gun violence in American and the solution D. the comparison between losing democracy and bodily safety 72. According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE? A. Washington conventional wisdom agrees on strict gun control. B. Identifying evil people in advance can be done with the help of democracy. C. Controlling access to guns is a good way to solve the gun shooting problem. D. Some exceptions should be allowed for the gun bans.

Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from the list A-F for each paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need.
A. The definite danger New York is faced with. B. Study results of the climate threats on New York. C. The high cost of disaster-prevention plans. D. Measures already taken to protect New York from flooding. E. Choice of the areas to be saved from future disasters. F. Prevention projects needed to fight rising sea * * A. . 76. ___B _____

Section C 76?80 BDFAE

On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the response to Hurricane (飓风) Sandy will cost $42 billion. On the same day, a group of climate researchers released research findings that sea levels appear to be on track to rise by several feet over the next century, with

every inch putting more New Yorkers at risk. Sea-level researchers estimate that a five-foot rise would produce Sandy-like floods in New York every 15 years, on average. 77. ____D______ Protecting New York city from the advancing ocean is likely to be one of this century's great infrastructure (公共设施)investments. some work, such as constructing sea walls and rebuilding subway entrances, is already happening. Money has been spent to prepare for the next storm. Waterproofing electrical facilities and flood-proofing subway tunnels are under construction. The latter is especially important; damage to the subway system was the biggest-ticket item the Hurricane Sandy had caused. 78. ____C_F_____ Ever-higher seas, though, still require more ambitious planning. The necessary item will be raising building entrances or building up the land. Massive sea gates could block storm surges (大 浪)from entering upper New York harbor. Other choices for protecting the city include building barrier islands and extending the shore where feasible, which will make a huge figure on our budget. 79. ______A____ __ But in some ways New York’s challenge is relatively simple. Unlike many other areas of the country that will have to adapt to the varied and unpredictable effects of climate change, the city can have confidence that it faces a well-defined danger 一 rising seas — with effects that are possible to tell. It's obvious that spending billions to protect this population center is a worthwhile investment. And, unlike other places, local officials have already started thinking seriously about engineering their way out of danger. 80. ____E_____ In the coming decades, areas up and down the Atlantic coast will have to argue about which coastal areas are worth protecting — by raising land, lengthening beaches, heightening homes or building sea walls to keep the water out ——and which aren't. Sea walls won't make sense everywhere; they are expensive. Now, the first thing federal and local officials can do is to plan ahead to decide which lands will inevitably be given up to the ocean and which will be guarded with every effort within our ability. Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. A son in many developing countries means insurance, who will inherit his father's property and help support the family. However, to parents, a daughter is just another expense. Her place is in the home, not in the world of men. A girl can't help but feel inferior when everything around her tells her that she is worth less than a boy. Her future is, to some extent, shaped as soon as her family limits her opportunities and treat her as second-rater, which explain why women in developing countries perform much worse than men both in study and career. Deep discrimination (歧视)against women creates a firm force that keeps girls from living up to their full potential. It also leaves them victims to severe physical and emotional harm. These

“servants of the household" come to accept that life will never be any different. What's most harmful, it results not only in millions of individual tragedies, but also in the lost potential for the entire country. Studies show there is a direct link between a country's attitude toward women and its social and economic progress. The status of women is central to the health of a society. If one part suffers, so does the whole. To deal with the situation, many women turn to education. Educated women are essential to ending sex discrimination, starting by reducing the poverty The most basic skills in literacy and Maths open up opportunities for better-paying jobs for women. Uneducated women in rural areas of Zambia, for instance, are twice as likely to live in poverty as those who have had eight or more years of education. Women who have had some schooling are more likely to get married later, survive childbirth, have fewer and healthier children, and make sure their own children complete school. Understanding the importance of hygiene (卫生)and nutrition, they are more likely to stay in physical wellness. Nevertheless, the comprehensive change for a society speaks for the more far-reaching meaning of women education. As women get the opportunity to go to school and obtain higher-level jobs, they gain status in their communities, which translates into the power to influence their families and societies. Such power may, together with other forces of outside interference, make even bigger changes possible and gradually lighten up women's fates in these countries. (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 81. What two facts make a woman achieve less than men in developing countries? her family limits her opportunities and treat her as second-rater, 82. The most severe result of discrimination against women is _ the lost potential for the entire country._______________________. 83. Why are educated women in developing countries more likely to remain healthy? Understanding the importance of hygiene (卫生)and nutrition 84. High social position at home helps women to have the ability to _ make even bigger changes ___ lighten up women's fates in these countries. ______ influence their families and societies ______________.

第 II 卷(共 45 分) I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 足够的休息有利于病人的康复。(do good to) 2. 似乎年轻父母更注重孩子的语言学习。(seem) 3. 关于世界末日预言传播虽广,但最终被证明为假。(although) 4. Tom 忽视了心脏病发作的早期信号,結果付出了生命。(ignore)

5. 他在记者会上的言行相当出乎意料,以至令所有在场的记者均不知所措。(present) II. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 假如你是李华,你班拟策划在学校发起“为孤儿募捐日”(Fund-raising Day for Orphans)活 动。 写ー篇此活动策划书。策划书的内容必须包括: 此项活动的意义; 此项活动的策划建议。 注:文中不得出现真实的个人信息

2012 学年闸北区第一学期高三英语学科期末试卷

Listening Comprehension Section A 1?5 BCBDD 6~10 BDBAB Section B 11?13 CCD 14~16 CBD Section C 17. Sales 18. Detective stories 19. 35.50 pounds 20. Flight Behavior 21. Casual communication style 22. Weight loss 23. 270 million dollars 24. Relieving poverty

Grammar and Vocabulary Section A 25?29 CBCCB 30~34 BCCBD 35~40 BCABAB Section B 41?45 IAJFB 46?49 DEHC Reading Comprehension Section A 50?54 BDCAB 55? 59 DABBC 60? 64 DCABD Section B 65?68 DACD 69?71 CBB 72?75 BCCC Section C 76?80 BDFAE Section D 81. Her family limiting her opportunities and treating her as second-rater. 82. the lost potential for the entire country 83. Because they understand the importance of hygiene and nutrition. 84. influence their families and societies I. Translating 1. Enough rest does good to a patient's recovery. 2. It seems that young parents pay more attention to a kid's language learning. 3. Although the prediction about the end of the world spread widely, it finally proved to be unreal. 4. Tom ignored the early signals of a heart attack and in the result he lost his life. 5. His words and deeds at the press conference were so unexpected that all the reporters present were at a loss. II. Guided Writing 略

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: It's unbearably hOt today. I guess the tempERature must have reached over 39 degrees. M: So it is. But we are lucky. Here comes the bus and it's air-conditioned. Q: Where does this conversation probably take place? 2. W: It's Spring FestiVal again. As traDition, I am going to giVe eacH NEPHEW a red pocket of 200 yuan and I have three nephews. M: Poor you! Q: How much money does the woman have to pay in Spr ing FEstival? 3. W: Hey, I am tired of the loads of work here. I am THinklNg of quitting these days. M: i envy you but i have to live with it. You know i need that monthly salary to raise my kid. Q: What's the possible relatioNShip between the two speakers? 4. W: Hey, you look exciteD Jake. M: You know what? i have just visited MiCHAel's home and have Found out that he has a collection of ovER 100 classic CDs. it seems we have tHE same taste. Q: What can be learned abOUt Jake? 5. W: Excuse me, sir. i Am looking for the People's Hospital. Can you help me? M: Sure. Go straight aheAD. Pass the pOSt office and the gas station. Then you can see the hospital. It's next TO the police sTATion. Q: What is nExt door to the hospital? 6. W: Hey, I bought a T-shirt yesterday online. It is VERY BEAUTIFUL AND CHEAP. M: CLOTHES AGAIN! YOU HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT FIVE Pieces of clothing this week. Do you really need so maNY Clothes? Q: What does thE Man mean? 7. W: Dad, when yOU go to the supermARket next time, bring me some mORe chocOLates and candies. M: Look at your teetH And isn't it timE TO keep awaY From anYThing sweet? Q: What does thE Man imply? 8. W: Hey, I haVEN't seeN YOu lately? What keePS YOu so busy? M: i have just finished a report on customer preferences and i am now working on a sales project. Besides, i am going to London on business next week. Q: What is the man doing? 9. W: The summer vacation is approachiNG. ARE you excited about going home? M: I am already countinG The days. pfZhzuo Q: What does tHE MAN mean? 10. W: How careless i was! i promised to cook d inner for you but i forgot to buy tHE vegetables. M: Never mind. That restaurant in our neigHBORhood opens 24 hours a day. Q: What does the man mean? Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. According to a recent survey, Asian airports are the best in THE world. The survey has covered 40 mAJOr global airports and 65,000 interviews. in result, H Ong Kong international Airport WAs found TO be the world's best, followED by South Korea's iNcheon and Singapore's Changi airport was placED THird. in Europe, though London and Paris airPOrts ARE Big and world famous, Copenhagen ranks first on the list. DUBai of tHE Middle East ranks the fourTH on the world list.

The survey asked travelers to rate airPOrts on different items before thEY board flights. These items include airport facilities, transport cONvenience, the food in airport restaur ANts and even the toilet cleanlinEss is Compared. After alL, passengers care most about security. Another important issue is air ticket price. Asian airports can't offer lower prices because airlines control ticket priceS Or fares. But ASian airPOrts often provide passengers with information on wher E and how to buy cHEap tickets. Besides, Asian airports are more willing to listen to passengErs' advice on how to improVe service. in all, they are trying to build customer loyalty through different ways. MaybE that's why they win in today's air competition. (Now listen again, please) Questions: 11. According to the survey, which is thE BEst airport in Europe? 12. What is the most important iSSue foR Passengers to judge an airport? 13. Why are passengers more satisfied wiTH Asian airports? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Most young people enjoy some form of physical activity. It may be cycling or swimming. It may be mountain climbing, oR iN another word, mountaineering. People always admire mountain climbers. Mountaineering is a sport, not a game. There are nO man-made rules, which makes it totally different from Football or golf. And this kind of frEEDOm makes it Attractive to people. Of course, mountaineering has its own rules. They arE THe rules for survival. If You ignore these rules, you are risking your life. People may think that mountaineering is not a team sport. They are wrong. When climbers are on a rock where they may fall and die, there is obViOus teamwork. The mountain climber knows that he MAy have to fight forces that are stronger and more powerful than man. He has to fight the forces of nature. A mountain climber continues to improve in skill and experience. But with tiME his physical strength may fall. Compared with young climbers, more old climbers havE Managed to climb the higHEst mountains. They may take more time, but they probably climb with morE Skill, and tHey ceRTAinly experience equal enjoyment. (Now listen again, please) Questions: 14. What makes mountain climBing Different from other forms of sport? 15. What is the commoN misunderstanDing about mountaineering? 16. Why are old climbers more likely to rEAch mountain tops? 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. M: Hello, Mrs. Lincoln. I have Just moved here to the community and I have been told that you have organized a wonderful bOOk club and i am wondering if i could join. W: Of course. You shouLd fill oUT the application form first. You are Mr.... M: Williams, ToM Williams. W: Sure. Mr. Williams. You wORK as. M: I have just bEen sent by my company to this city to explore The market here. I am a sales agent. And I Am a big book fan. I am e xcited about joining thE Club. What can we do here?

W: As club membErs, we normALly pick out one book togeTHER, everybody reads the book and then we gather and talk about the book. And what's your favourite type of book, by the way? M: Detective stories. W: OK, we will take every member's prefERences into consideration when choosing books. M: And how about membershiP Fees? W: Actually we gather at My place and each time members bring along some snacks themselves so there are almost No fees for those. Most of the membership fees are used to pay for the books, 35 pound 50 a year. M: I see. That's reasonAble. And what are you reading now? W: We are now reADing a book named Flight Behavior. But it's nothing to do with airplanes. It's a fiction. M: i SEE. WHAT A coincidence! i am reading that book too. (Now listen again, please) Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.怪区! Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. W: Hey Kobe. You look tied. What's up? M: I was watching the Oprah Winfray Talk Show last night. It was amazing. I do admire Oprah Winfray. W: Yeah, she is a real live legend. Her self-titled talk show has become the highest-rated program of its kind in histORy. But why is the show so popular? M: I guess people like her BEcause she creates a casual communication style. She treats audience as her close friends rATher than strangers. W: I heard she was born into a poor family and shE climbed to fame through years of efforts. M: Yes, except for Her talk show, she has other achiEvements. In 1985, she was nominated for an Oscar award and she published a book in 2005 tea CHing people how to lose weight. The book was a GREAT success. W: Wow, she must be very rich. M: Of course. Her yearly incomE Has increased to $270 million. W: She is a real black female billionaire. M: And most iMPORTANTLY, SHe is a warm-hearted lady, willing to help the poor. She has established her own network to relieve poverty. W: What a great woMAn! (Now listen again, please) Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.



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