I、 Listening comprehension 24% Section A Short conversations 10% 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. At her grandfather ’s farm B.On a boat C. In a restaurant D. At the man’s house 2. A. Today B. This Wednesday. C. This Thursday D. Next Wednesday 3. A.His classmates often judge him for his tastes. B. His classmates don’t respect him. C. His classmates don’t like him. D. His classmates don’t take care of him. 4. A. Linda B. Michael C. Lucy D. The man 5. A. Shop assistant and customer B. classmates C. Teacher and student D.Player and coach 6. A. Big B. Beautiful C.Far D. Quiet 7. A. He will help the woman repair her car B. He doesn’t know how to deal with the problem C.He can not help the woman D. He will do the experiment tomorrow 8. A. Blue B.White C. Yellow D. Pink 9. A. He went to hospital B.He stayed at home C.He helped a missing girl D. He went to school 10. A. Classmates B. Doctor and patient C. Teacher and student D. Manager and staff
Section B Passages 6% Directions: In section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passage 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. Questions11through 13 are based on the following passage. 11.A. Guessing games B. Delicious food C. Various lanterns D. Releasing activity. 12.A. Along the Love River B. At the Taipei Expo Park. C. In a IMAX cinema D. In a park in Guangzhou 13. A. Traditional lantern displays B. Electric lantern displays. C. Musical performances. D. Large themed lantern Questions 14through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. In August and September C. In October and November 15. A. 2000 pounds B. 2100 pounds B. In September and October D. In November and December C. 1200 pounds D.1020 pounds
16. A. It barked loudly B. It ran away C. It extended the claws. D. It waved the tail
Section C Longer conversations 4% Directions: In Section C, you will hear one longer conversation. The conversation will be read twice. After you hear the conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
Getting Married in College Linda Planning to write a(n)(17)_______ about college student marriages Saying many students think: It is a(n)(18)_______way to avoid problems He thinks: It is not (19)______, because students still depend on their(20)_________.
(Complete the table with ONE WORD for each blank!) Blank 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
Why do they decide to go on a spring outing on Sunday? How does the woman think of Xiangshan? Where is the woman’s house? What will they bring to the spring outing? Because the man will be(21)_______ on Saturday. It is a(n)(22)_________ place. Her house is very(23)_______the bus stop. They will bring some snacks, fruit,(24)_____ and a tent.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
II、Grammar and vocabulary (25%) Section A 16% Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A,B,C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence. 25. The pen I _____ I_______ is on my desk, right under my nose. A. think...lost B. thought...had lost C. think...had lost D. thought...have lost 26. ______ at the top of the Oriental Tower, people below will look very small. A. Stand B. Standing C. To stand D. If you stand 27. _____ from other continents for millions of year, Australia has many plants and animals not found in any other country in the world. A. Being separated B. Having been separated C. Having separated D. To be separated 28. ______ to get a seat for the concert, he didn’t mind standing in a queue all night. A. Determine B. To be determined C. Determined D. Being determined 29. The teacher just took down the names of the students _______ during the exam. A. caught cheating B. caught to cheat C. catching cheating D. to catch cheating
30. This field of scientific research remains________. A. to be untouching B. being touched C. to be untouched D. untouched 31. ________ one foot before the other, slowly and purposefully, the deer walked up to _______ I was _______. A. Put, where, seated B. Putting, the place where, seating C. Put, the place in which, sitting D. Putting, the place where, sitting 32. Why the explosion occurred was ____ the laboratory attendant had been careless. A. for B.because C. since D. that 33. The “magical apple”, which we wish not to be the last one_____ us, has inspired the imagination and passion of millions of people. A. fascinate B. fascinating C. fascinated D. to fascinate 34. Standing on the top of the hill, one would not do anything, but _____ the flowing of the clouds around me. A. enjoy B. enjoying C. enjoyed D. to enjoy 35. Employers often give jobs to _______ they believe has work experience and a stong sense of duty. A. whoever B. whomever C. who D. whom 36. Taobao.com has begun selling tickets online for international flights, ______ to cut the market share of Ctrip.com and other competitors. A. to aim B. having aimed C. aiming D. being aimed 37. _______ in a top-level university abroad is what many students wish for. A. Educated B. Being educated C. To educate D. Educating 38. You’ll find the hot issue that Da Vinci Furniture Co.,Ltd sold fraud 假冒的) furniture _____all over China. A. talk about B. to talk about C. talking about D. talked about 39. As we all know, health food usually doesn’t ____ too much fat. A. include B. involve C. contain D. consist of 40. Many people are fond of Haagen-Dazs ice creams for its very special ______. A. style B. process C. appetizer D. flavor Section B 9% 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. personal B. further C. aspects D. tuition E. degrees F. launch G. simply H.created I. traditional J. revolutionized Back in the last century self-study used to mean trying to learn from books. Then as technology moved on, electric products ___41__ the way people learn a language. Audio cassettes enabled people to practice listening, video provided a vivid cultural environment of the languages, computers made interactivity possible, and the __42__ of the Windows 95 operating system opened the door to full multimedia
programs that could offer more than what the traditional materials could do. Today technology has moved on ___43__ . The Internet has served as a communication center. The general use of email has __44__new opportunities for teachers to assist learning at a distance, which has an impact on __45__ learning structures. As you can make more and more progress on your own, the role of the teacher is changing. Basic information and drill can be provided by computer; the teacher is then free to concentrate on the more important ___46__: motivation and production of language in speech or writing. The latest development is a direct email link from self-study CD-ROMs to an online teacher. Now you can get __47__ one-to-one tuition from any multimedia PC with an internet connection. When you need more help you __48__ email the tutor. The tutor will know which course you are following and your results to date so he is able to provide good, relevant advice. All you do is to buy the CD-ROM at normal price and then get additional __49__ as you feel the need. So the self-study becomes distance learning with all its advantages of flexibility and low cost. III、Reading comprehension 36% Section A 15% Remains of ancient civilization are places which were designed and built as a lasting tribute(致敬）to some individuals or events. By visiting these ___50___ monuments, you are sure to be amazed by how __51__ the ancient civilization that existed centuries before you was. Some of the facilities which could be dated back hundreds of years ago are still in use today. Besides, you will also __52____ at the mysterious stories behind it. The Great Wall, __53___, is probably the best-known monument of China, which consists of a network of walls and towers through which the attack warnings could be received within minutes. __54___ then had enough time to prepare. Estimates (估算）of the total length of the monument ___55___, depending on which sections are included and how they are measured. One of the __56___ mysteries is that, although some of the wall is __57___ in special radar images taken by satellites, astronauts have confirmed that the existing wall is not several thousand years old, nor is it, as many people had __58___ visible to the human eye form outer space. Even older than the Great Wall of China is the Great Pyramid(金字塔）of Giza. Over a 20-year period, thousands of workers made the vision become __59__ with numerous blocks, each weighing more than two tons. It ’s still a(n) ___60__ to modern people how ancient men handled__61___ of these giant stones in a time when cars or boats never existed some 4500 years ago. The pyramid served not only as a tomb for King Khufu, but also a place of __62___ activity. The number of the God’s servants at that time showed the importance of such activities. After Khufu died, his body was carefully treated with various medicines and materials and was wrapped in order to be __63__ for long. According to ancient Egyptian belief, the pyramid, where the mummy was placed, provided a place for the king to pass into the afterlife. Then his servants performed rituals(仪式）to bring __64___ to the dead king ’s soul, removing all the unrest and pain from his next life. 50. A. modern B. historic C. official D. commercial 51. A. advanced B. technical C. overlooked D. energetic
52. A. stare 53. A. in addition 54. A. Mechanics 55. A. extend 56. A. long-standing 57. A. recognizable 58. A. proved 59. A. reality 60. A. burden 61. A. finance 62. A. sports 63. A. preserved 64. A. leadership Section B 12%
B. wonder B. in other words B. Workers B.remain B. widely-used B. reasonable B. claimed B. tradition B. secret B. storage B. religious B. recovered B. peace
C. aim C. however C. Astronauts C. vary C. carefully-chosen C. reliable C. threatened C. mansion C. solution C. transportation C. fighting C. buried C. honour
D. call D. for example D. Soldiers D. progress D. clearly-stated D. responsible D. requested D. civilization D. fortune D. production D. family D. restored D. inspiration
（A） John Blanchard was studying the crowd making their way through the station. He was looking for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn't, the girl with the rose. When reading a book in a Florida library a year before, John became interested not in the contents of the book, but in the notes penciled in the margin. The handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and beautiful mind. He discovered the former owner's name in the front of the book: Miss Hollis Maynell. He located her address and wrote a letter introducing himself. The next day he was shipped overseas to serve in the army. During the next year, they grew to know each other through the mail and their friendship developed. John requested a photograph, but she refused, saying if he really cared, it wouldn't matter what she looked like. When the day finally came for him to return home, their first meeting was suggested — 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Central Station in New York. She wrote, “You’ll recognize me by the red rose I wear on my coat.” So now John was in the station to meet the girl with a rose. As a pretty and slim girl in green came over, John noticed her blue eyes like flowers in spring. He walked directly towards her, entirely forgetting she was not wearing a rose. As John came closer to her, he saw another woman with a red rose stood nearby. Well past 40, this woman had graying hair done under a worn hat. Seeing the girl in green walk quickly away, John felt as if he were split in two. He desired to follow that girl, but longed for the woman whose spirit had truly companioned and supported him. The woman looked gentle and sensible. John went to her, saying, “I’m Captain John Blanchard. You must be Miss Maynell. I am glad to meet you here. May I take you to dinner?” She replied with a smile, “I don’t know what this is about. But the lady in green who just went by, begged me to wear this rose on my coat. She said if you asked me out to dinner, I’d tell you she is waiting for you in the big restaurant across the street. She said it was some kind of test!” 65. John was eager to know the former owner of the book because he______. A. was very interested in the contents of the book B. was impressed by the notes written by its owner C. wanted to improve his handwriting D. wanted to discuss the book with her
66. What happened to John after getting in touch with Miss Hollis Maynell? A. He served in the army abroad. B. He went overseas for vacation. C. He went on a business trip in New York. D. He visited Miss Maynell. 67. What do we know about the woman with a rose? A. She was Miss Maynell’s close friend. B. She was a waitress in the big restaurant. C. She was probably a passerby. D. She was paid to meet John at the Station. 68. Which would be the best title of the text? A. An Interesting Book B. A Woman With a Rose C. A Brave Soldier D. A Love Test （B） Downing the last drop of an expensive famous brand H2O as well as remembering to throw the empty bottle in the recycling bin, makes you feel pretty good about yourself, right? It shouldn’t. Even when the bottles are recycled, there are all kinds of other consequences of swallowing bottled water, says Melissa Peffers, the air-quality program manager for Environmental Defense. The containers are often filled in faraway lands, then shipped from abroad, and stored in refrigerators at your local store. Compare that with the influence on environment of turning on your tap, filling a glass, and drinking up! Anyone who is choosing bottled water for health reasons is misguided, says Peffers, “Most bottled water is just tap water.” And what comes out of your tap is carefully monitored to follow the strict rules. Consider another fact that bottled water is surprisingly expensive, especially when compared with the alternative, which is almost free, and it is astonishing that America’s desire for bottled water seems impossible to satisfy, reaching nearly 30 billion bottles a year. “My parents’ generation never had bottled water,” says Isabelle Silverman, an Environmental Defense legal adviser. She has made a commitment to going bottle free. “You don’t need to fetch it home from the store, and it’s cheaper,” she adds. Bottled water’s role as a status symbol needs to change, Peffers points out. So when a waiter at an expensive restaurant offers “And what’s your drink?” that’s no reason to forget your conviction(信念). “Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I’ll have tap.’ Say it loud enough that the other tables nearby can hear you,” Peffers says. “And then spend that money on a dessert.” 69. In the first paragraph, the underlined sentence “It shouldn’t.” suggest that people _______. A. shouldn’t feel pleased with finishing the water in the bottle. B. shouldn’t feel good about drinking an expensive brand H2O. C. shouldn’t be pleased with just recycling empty bottles. D. shouldn’t be satisfied with drinking only bottled water. 70. . According to the author, tap water is _______. A. as safe as bottled water B. morel likely to be polluted C. healthier than bottle water D. less convenient than bottled water 71.The underlined part “going bottle free” (in Para. 4) means “_______”. A. making bottled water free B. giving up bottled water C. recycling use water bottles D. providing free water containers 72. Why does Peffers ask people to say “I’ll have tap.” Loudly?
A. To encourage them to set an example for others to follow. B. To advise them to save the money for one more dessert. C. To remind them to be aware of their social status. D. To persuade them to speak confidently in public. (C) The traditional distinction between products that satisfy needs and those that satisfy wants is no longer adequate to describe classes of products. In today’s prosperous societies, the distinction has become unclear because so many wants have been turned into needs. A writer, for instance, can work with paper and pencils. These are legal needs for the task. But the work can be done more quickly and efficiently with a word processor. Thus a computer is soon viewed as a need rather than a want. In the field of marketing, consumer goods are classed according to the way in which they are purchased. The two main classes are convenience goods and shopping goods. Two lesser types are specialty goods and unsought(主动提供的) goods. It must be emphasized that all of these types are based on the way shoppers think about products, not on the nature of the products themselves. What is regarded as a convenience item in France (wine, for example) should be a specialty goods in the United States. People do not spend a great deal of time shopping for such convenience items as groceries, newspapers, toothpaste, aspirin, and candy. The buying of convenience goods may be done routinely, as some families buy groceries once a week. Such regularly purchased items are called staples. Sometimes convenience products are bought without enough thinking; someone has a sudden desire for an ice cream sundae(圣代) on a hot day. Or they may be purchased as emergency items. Shopping goods are items for which customers search. They compare prices, quality, and styles, and may visit a number of stores before making a decision. Buying an automobile is often done this way. Shopping goods fall into two classes; those that are recognized as basically the same and those that are regarded as different. Items that are looked upon as basically the same include such things as home appliances, television sets, and automobiles. Having decided on the model desired, the customer is primarily interested in getting the item at the most favorable price. Items regarded as essentially different include clothing, furniture, and dishes. Quality, style and fashion will either take precedence(优先) over price, or they will not matter at all. 73. It can be learned from the first paragraph that ______. A. a writer needs a word processor B. needs and wants can’t be separated clearly C. the way to distinguish the products is unimportant D. a computer is a need rather than a want 74.The example of wine is used to illustrate that ______. A. goods are classified differently in different countries B. the types of the product lie on the people rather than its nature C. Frenchmen often drink but Americans sometimes do D. one product may belong to many types 75. Staples are items that ______. A. are convenient to purchase B. are purchased without enough thinking C. people “want but don’t need” D. people are in constant need of 76. Shopping goods that are considered as basically the same are those that ______. A. consumers don’t care where to buy them B. consumers spend much time searching for
C. satisfy similar needs of the consumer Section C 5%
D. can be found in nearly every shop
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. Most common types of accidents. B. Ways of preventing accidents. C. Nursing home injuries. D. Causes of home accidents. E. The importance of education. F. Is home really safe? 77. _________ Home is a place where one feels safe and secure but unfortunately, it is also the place where you may have serious accidents. The biggest single cause of accidents is human error! So you must take care of yourself! 78. __________ The design of houses can cause accidents. Balconies, fireplaces, staircases, ponds, glass doors or open-plan kitchens can all increase the risk of accidents. Hot water, household chemicals, fireplaces, matches, alcohol and sharp objects are also potential dangers. Loosing balance, clumsiness and being tired or careless can be the reasons for these accidents. What’s more, if you are under stress or when a routine is changed, you may also be under the risk of home accidents. 79. ___________ You can see many dangerous home accidents happening around you. The most common ones are slips, falls and collisions. They are not fatal but often result in broken bones. The second most common types of accidents are burns, swallowed objects or breathed in chemicals. They especially affect children and need hospital attendance. Some other possible dangers at home are poisoning, choking, drowning, electric shocks, and animal bites. Some of these accidents may even result in death. 80. ___________ Sometimes the simplest precaution protects you from the greatest harm! Therefore, it is important that we should educate people. The Ministry of Health can train professionals to educate nursing staff, ordinary people, voluntary workers, teachers, nursery staff and parents in home accident prevention and control. When people know first aid, they can reduce the risk of serious injuries. 81. ___________ You must take measures to make your home a safer place. For instance, keep knives and other sharp objects in a safe drawer. Wipe up any liquids on the floor immediately in order not to slip or fall. Keep hot objects away from the reach of children. You also mustn’t leave children unattended near a bath that has water in it. If you keep furniture away from windows, you may prevent possible harm. Store all medicines, household chemicals, and so on, preferably in a locked box and do not forget to keep all dangerous substances in their original containers. In brief, if you want to protect yourself, be careful not to be sorry! Section D 4% Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in not more than 15 words for each question.?
① “Hello” is one of the first words we learn as babies, yet it’s one of the last ones we think to use as adults. That’s unfortunate, because saying hello is more than just saying hello. It is recognition of another’s worth. How might the world change — how might we change — if we mastered this word? To find out, I spent one month saying hello to every person I met. Here’s what I’ve learned. ② It can boost（促进）productivity. In one of the few studies ever done on this subject, Allan Allday, an assistant professor of special education at Oklahoma State University, had middle school teachers greet their students individually each morning. This exchange of greetings raised the kids’ productivity. School went from impersonal to personal, and that resulted in more class participation (参与) and better grades. ③ Environments influence friendliness. One study found that people in the city were more likely to kiss one’s hands with a stranger than those in the countryside. And, researchers say, pleasant environments generally encourage more smiles and hellos than unpleasant one. My experience was similar. Whatever the reason, my urban hellos were answered far less often than my rural ones. Similarly, people in vacation spots, like the Jersey Shore, were far friendlier than those hurrying to work downtown. ④ It’s a form of universal health insurance. It’s impossible to say hello without smiling. And smiling has been shown to lower blood pressure, relieve stress and boost happiness. Apparently, a smile creates a similar effect in the recipient (接受者). ⑤ So maybe we can make the world a better place by saying hello to each other. After a month of doing it, I feel lighter and more connected and I have a better sense of well-being. 82. In the first paragraph, what does the author mean by saying “it’s one of the last ones we think to use as adults”? 83. The research shows that if the school teachers greet their students each morning individually, the students______________________. 84. Three effects of smiling on health are: (1) ___________ (2) _____________ (3) _____________ 85. What is the main idea of the passage?
IV、Writing (15%) Directions:Translate the following sentences into English, using the given words.
86. 据报道只有二个人在这次交通事故中幸存了。(survive) 87. 他下决心不惜任何代价不让父母失望。 （determined) 88. 人们普遍认为节食是减轻体重的有效方法之一。It is generally believed 89. 重要的不是你在考试中得了几分，而是你是否努力学习了。matter 90. 经历了许多的变化，人们逐渐意识到健康食品的重要性。Having done...
2012 学年第一学期质量抽查 高二 英语 I．Listening comprehension 17._______________ 18._______________ 答题纸 Section C 21._______________ 22._______________
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