海安中学 2015-2016 学年第一学期调研考试 高三英语试卷 命题、校对： 第 I 卷（选择题, 共 85 分） 第一部分：听力(共两节，满分 20 分) 做题时，先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案 转涂到客观题答题卡上。 第一节 (共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、
C 三个选项中选出最 佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题 和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. When is Jessica’s Birthday? A. September 8. B. September 9. C. September 10.
2. Which hotel does the woman live in now? A. China Great Hotel. B. Holiday Inn. C. Hilton.
3. Why will the woman not go to the zoo tomorrow? A. The man’s son is too young. B. The weather is unpleasant. C. It’ll rain heavily. 4. Where does the conversation take place most probably? A. At a bus stop. bank. 5. When did the man arrive? A. 8:00. B. 8:30. C. 8:45. B. At a railway station. C. In a
第二节 (共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分) 听下面 5 段对话或独白，每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选 项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小 题，每小题 5 秒钟; 听完后，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 至 8 题。
6. Where does this talk take place probably? A. In the street. bus. 7. Why does she think of buying Tom a pair of iron shoes? A. Because Tom’s shoes were easily worn out. B. Because Tom likes iron shoes. C. Because Tom asked the woman to buy him a pair of iron shoes. 8. What kind of shoes did she buy at last? A. leather shoes. B. iron shoes. C. sports shoes. B. At a shoe shop. C. On the
听下面一段对话，回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. Why did the woman go to London during the vacation? A. To learn English. teachers. 10. How long did the woman stay in London? A. About 30 days. days. 11. What did the woman like particularly about the English Classes? A. The teachers were nice and clever. B. The classes focused on writing. C. The students were quite free in class. 听下面一段对话，回答第 12 至 14 题。 12. What’s the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Friends. Customer. 13. What are the gifts the man advises the woman to choose from? A. Postcards and some fruit. B. Hand-made vase and pottery C. Cotton hats and some food 14. How much should the woman pay for the gift she picked? A. $80. B. $45. C. $60. B. Boss and Secretary. C. Shop owner and B. About 40 days. C. About 45 B. To go sightseeing. C. To visit some
听下面一段对话，回答第 15 至 17 题。 15. Where does the conversation take place? A. At an airport. duty-free shop. 16. What does the man think of prices of the items in the duty-free shop? A. Very high. high. 17. Which of the following is right? A. The man is certainly from Asia. B. The man appreciates the cleanness of the airport. C. It took him a long time to get through the Immigration. 听下面一段独白，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. What can we learn about the radio station? A. It opens twenty-four hours a day. B. It is on Montana at Seventh Street in Santa Monica. C. It includes advertising time for a coffee shop. 19. What will the weather be like in the afternoon? A. Cloudy. B. Rainy. C. Fine. B. Low. C. A little B. On a plane. C. At a
20. What can we learn about Santa Monica Beach? A. It is a good place for parking cars. B. It is a good place for surfing. C. It is a good place for swimming.
第二部分：英语知识运用 (共两节，满分35分) 第一节 单项填空 (共15小题；每小题1分，满分15分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21. —I didn’t know you play the piano. It sounds wonderful! —Thank you! I ______ it when I worked in UK. A. learned learn B. had learned C. have learned D.
22. The manager is now in need of a capable assistant that he can ________ to take care of problems in his absence. A. count on B. count in C. count up D. count out
23. _______ in running for head of the department, which most colleagues had not expected, made her parents very upset. A. Lucy was defeated B. Lucy being defeated defeated D. Lucy’s being defeated C. Lucy’s been
24. Fortunately enough, the old man was rushed to the hospital in time. Three minutes late, and he _______. A. would die died B. was to die D. would have died C. should have
25. When the Americans ______ to the British raising the tax rates, the British increased control over their American colonies, stationing soldiers there. A. submitted B. opposed C. objected D. appealed
26. —How do you find your new boss, you guys? —Oh, I think he has earned our wide respect _______ he treats us fairly and kindly. A. in that B. so that C. even though D. as though
27. —What did he do in return for free ________ and food offered by the kind couple? —He helped their son with his lessons. A. conservation occupation accommodation D. immigration C. B.
28. Katherine is not _______ in the way to treat her children. Sometimes she is too strict with them and sometimes she just allows them everything. A. conventional controversial 29. —What’s up? What’s that terrible noise from our upstairs neighbor? —The spoiled boy is yelling and screaming to ________, I guess. A. mend his way B. get his way C. push his way D. feel his B. consistent C. considerate D.
way 30. It is ______ his tremendous enthusiasm and devotion that the old teacher is respected by all his students. A. on account of to reference to 31. Many college students are willing to work in Western China after graduation ________, poor and backward as it is, more opportunities of employment are available. A. where B. when C. that D. which C. in terms of B. with regard D. in
32. —The car is small. Is it safe? —Definitely. Tests suggest it is _________ safe than any other type of good car. A. no less D. not more 33. This was just the first stage of the robot design challenge, the finals _______ for 2016. A. will be set B. being set C. set D. having set B. not less C. no more
34. —Have you heard that the Taiwan pop singer Jam Hsiao will perform in Shanghai at the end of this month? —Of course. All his fans are ______ to hear the exciting news. A. green with envy white as a sheet 35. —It’s so embarrassing when you can’t remember someone’s name. —_____ A. So what? feeling. 第二节 完形填空(共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分) 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从各题所给的 A, B, C, D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项， 并在答题卡上将该选项涂黑。 B. Take it easy. C. Why bother? D. I know the B. feeling blue C. tickled pink D.
We must think anew --- and act anew. —Abraham Lincoln
When Abraham Lincoln wrote these words, he was facing the greatest crisis: the Civil War. He knew that 37 36 measures were not enough. “The dogmas (教条) of the
past,” he wrote, “are inadequate to the stormy present. We must think anew,
and act anew.” New thought, new action --- how simple it sounds and how of us tend to be 39 by old habits of thought. When crisis threatens, it is all too easy to react 38 it is! Most
as we did before. But great 40 waits for men and women who can change the pattern of their 41 of this in my own experience. When
thinking to meet new challenges. I have I first left college, I had no 42
of becoming a psychiatrist(精神病医生). I 43 my life, I decided that,
taught drama in university. But two years later, much 44
I enjoyed teaching, what I really wanted to be was a doctor. 45 to “ act anew” was not easy. I knew I could hardly hope to become psychiatrist before I was forty. My friends advised strongly 47 . I have never regretted it.
The a(n) 46
against such an extreme step. I took it
Today, many of the people who come to me for help are suffering from a kind of 48 caused by blindly sticking to old patterns of thinking and acting. They can’t 49 conditions. They find it so difficult to 50 that sometimes they
adapt to break.
Quite often, in my
to help such people, I quote these words of Lincoln. 52 no solution --- we
When problems annoy us, I tell them --- when there is must not act rigidly. We must not 53
our difficulties from old, habitual 54 and the
points of view. We must think anew, and with it will come the confidence to act anew.
A great American told us this. We should remember his words and try to live them. 36. A. immediate D. temporary 37. A. quiet B. dark C. glorious B. ordinary C. effective
recent 38. A. impossible B. difficult C. exciting D.
interesting 39. A. attracted B. covered C. ignored D.
restricted 40. A. reward D. trouble 41. memory 42. A. sense D. intention 43. A. enjoying D. restarting 44. unless 45. A. promise B. chance C. desire D. A. as B. since C. for D. B. reviewing C. spending B. chance C. knowledge A. notice B. enough C. proof D. B. promotion C. responsibility
decision 46. A. little-known B. privileged C. established D.
ambitious 47. A. moreover B. anyway C. instead D.
therefore 48. A. rigidity B. inequality C. sickness D.
disability 49. A. pressing D. appealing 50. flee 51. efforts 52. A. seemingly B. surprisingly C. partly A. beliefs B. requests C. wishes D. A. insist B. pass C. bend D. B. existing C. changing
D. originally 53. to 54. power 55. A. in B. by C. on D. for A. interest B. reason C. passion D. A. take on B. look at C. deal with D. see
第三部分: 阅读理解 (共 15 小题; 每小题 2 分, 满分 30 分) 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中，选出最佳答案，并在答题卡上将 该选项涂黑。 A
A Sydney Pass gives you unlimited and flexible travel on the Explorer Buses: the 'red' Sydney Explorer shows you around our exciting city sights while the 'blue' Bondi Explorer visits Sydney Harbor bays and famous beaches. Take to the water on one of three magnificent daily harbor cruises(游船). You can also travel free on regular Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries or City Rail services (limited area), so you can go to every corner of this beautiful city. Imagine browsing at Darling Harbor, sampling the famous seafood at Watsons Bay or enjoying the city lights on an evening ferry cruise. The possibilities and plans are endless with a Sydney Pass. Wherever you decide to go, remember that bookings are not required on any of our services so tickets are treated on a first in, first seated basis. Sydney Passes are available for 3, 5 or 7 days for use over a 7 calendar day period. With a 3 or 5 day pass you choose on which days out of the 7 you want to use it. All Sydney Passes include a free Airport Express inward trip before starting
your 3, 5 or 7 days, and the return trip is valid for 2 months from the first day your ticket was used.
Adult 3 day ticket 5 day ticket 7 day ticket $90 $120 $140
Child* $45 $60 $70
Family** $225 $300 $350
Sydney Pass Fares *A child is defined as anyone from the ages of 4 years to under 16 years. Children under 4 years travel free. **A family is defined as 2 adults and any number of children from 4 to under 16 years of age from the same family. 56. A SydneyPass doesn’t offer unlimited rides on A. the Explorer Buses C. regular Sydney Buses 57. With a SydneyPass, a traveller can A. save fares from and to the airport beaches C. enjoy the famous seafood for free restaurant 58. If 5-day tickets were to be recommended to a mother who travelled with her colleague and be? A. $225. B. $300. B DNA left at a crime scene could be used in the future to build up a picture of an offender’s face, it was revealed tonight. A first step towards genetic mugshots has been taken by researchers in the US C. $360. D. $420. her children, aged 3, 6 and 10, what would the lowest cost D. reserve seats easily in a B. the harbour cruises D. CityRail services _. B. take the Sydney Explorer to
who link specific DNA markers with face shape. To identify the genes, they focused on known mutations (突变) that cause changes of the face and head. Normal versions of these genes were found to influence individual features. For instance, one gene affected the lips, another the shape and configuration of bones around the eyes, and a third the appearance of the mid-face and skull. In total, 20 genes had “significant effects” on facial appearance. Lead scientist Professor Mark Shriver, from Pennsylvania State University, said: “We use DNA to match to an individual or identify an individual, but you can get so much more from DNA. Currently we can’t go from DNA to a face, or from a face to DNA, but it should be possible.” The implications are far reaching, raising the possibility of creating a data bank of facial types based on genetic markers. DNA from a crime scene could then be used to produce a rough image of the face of an offender or victim. Such genetic mugshots may be more reliable than
computer-generated “e-fits” based on witnesses’ recollections. Other uses of the technique might include proving the identity of fathers in paternity cases, or visualising our remote ancestors from fossil DNA. The scientists wrote in the online journal Public Library of Science Genetics: “Such predictive modelling could be forensically useful; for example, DNA left at crime scenes could be tested and faces predicted in order to help to narrow the pool of potential suspects. Further, our methods could be used to predict the facial features of descendants, deceased ancestors, and even extinct human species. In addition, these methods could prove to be useful diagnostic tools.” The team developed a model which first established a range of physical face shapes from people of mixed West African and European ancestry from the US, Brazil and Cape Verde. Measurements were taken of thousands of point co-ordinates on grids placed over 3D images of the faces. Statistical methods were then used to determine the relationship between facial differences and the effects of gender, ethnic ancestry and individual gene variants. 59. What can be inferred from the passage? A. DNA has been used to build up a picture of an offender’s face.
B. It may be much easier to catch criminals with the help of DNA. C. In all, 20 genes had “significant effects” on facial appearance. D. One gene can affect more than one part of your face. 60. According to Professor Mark Shriver, we know_________. A. they can merely match to an individual or identify an individual B. there is a possibility of going from DNA to a face C. DNA could be used to produce a rough image of an offender’s face D. this technology is more reliable than computer-generated “e-fits” 61. What is the most possible title of the passage? A. Creating a data bank of DNA B. Recognizing the DNA of criminals C. Predicting the location of offence using DNA D. Building image of offender’s face from DNA C A bargain is something offered at a low and advantageous price. A more recent definition is: a bargain is a dirty trick to force money out of the pockets of silly and innocent people. The cost of producing a new — for example — toothpaste would make 80p the proper price for it, so we will market it at ?1.20. It is not a bad toothpaste, and as people like to try new things it will sell well to start with; but the attraction of novelty soon fades, so sales will fall. When that happens we will reduce the price to ?1.15. And we will turn it into a bargain by printing 5p OFF all over it. Sometimes it is not 5p OFF but 1p OFF. What breathtaking rudeness to advertise 1p OFF your soap or washing powder or whatever! Even the poorest old-age pensioner ought to regard this as an insult(侮辱), but he doesn’t. A bargain must not be missed. People say one has to have washing powder (or whatever) and one might as well buy it a penny cheaper. The real danger starts when unnecessary things become ‘bargains’. Many people just cannot resist bargains. Provided they think they are getting a bargain they will buy clothes they will never wear or furniture they have no space for. Once I
heard of a man who bought an electric saw as a bargain and cut off two of his fingers the next day. But he had no regrets: the saw had been truly cheap. Quite a few people actually believe that they make money on such bargains. A lady once told me: “I’ve had a lucky day today. I bought a dress for ?120, reduced from ?400; and I bought a beautiful Persian carpet for ?600, reduced from ?900.” It will never occur to her that she has actually wasted ?720. She feels as though she had made ?580. She also feels, I am sure, that if she had more time for shopping, she could make a living out of it. Some people buy in large quantities because it is cheaper. Once a couple bought enough sugar for their lifetime and the lifetime of their children and grandchildren. They thought it a bargain not to be missed. When the sugar arrived they didn’t know where to store it – until they realized that their toilet was a very spacious one. So that was where they piled up their sugar. Not only did their guests feel rather strange whenever they were offered sugar to put into their coffee, but the toilet became extremely sticky. To offer bargains is a commercial trick to make the poor poorer. When greedy fools fall for this trick, it serves them right. 62. Which word best describes the language style of the passage? A. Polite. B. Foolish. C. Humorous. D. Serious.
63. What does the underlined word “novelty” in Paragraph 2 probably mean? A. Good quality. B. Low price. C. Newness. D. Curiosity.
64. How does the author feel about 1p OFF a product? A. It’s a gift for poor people. shoppers. C. It’s a bargain worth trying. price. 65. Which statement will the author probably agree with? A. Bargains are things people don’t really need. B. Bargains are often real cheap products. C. Bargains help people make a living. D. It’s a real reduction in B. It’s an offense to
D. Bargains play tricks on people. D It’s amazing how we grow from careless kids to responsible teens. What happens in the course that makes us responsible now? It’s the seed that we sow in the beginning which grows and becomes a huge tree. As I sit here, silently thinking about my growth, I wonder over some questions which don’t have an answer but it’s because of such unanswerable situations that life has become a roller coaster ride. As a kid, I used to read a lot of story books. In one particular book, I read a story of a bird. From then on, that has become an integral (必不可少的) part of my life. It described a male bird which takes a lot of pain to build a nest and the female bird takes shelter in it and nourishes the baby. When the bird learns to fly, the whole family flies off to a different place leaving behind the beautiful nest for other birds to grow their family in it. It made me wonder. How could they so easily sacrifice their house built with so much effort? One night, when I was deep in sleep, I got this particular dream. I was walking miles on the endless road, totally isolated but lined with beautiful trees on the either side. Fascinated by the greenery, I marched towards it only to end up deeper and deeper into the greenery. I happened to stop upon seeing something. It was a massive, wonderful house. I fell in love with that amazing part of art. Yeah, it was indeed a piece of art with every nook and corner touched artistically and lovingly. I don’t know why I felt that it was done lovingly. Maybe because, things turn out to be beautiful only when we put our love into it — just like the food prepared by mom which tastes more delicious with her love. I explored the house only to fall more in love with it. There was a sloping roof which matched with the greenery around; the large central open courtyard reminded me of the activities that might have taken place there which felt lively even now when it is completely deserted. The small water body that kept the house cool added to the beauty of the house — of course, it was all dried up now. It’s really wonderful how such things add life to the spaces which otherwise just become structures. Such liveliness and happening turns the house into a home. They say ‘THE
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS’, but now I began to feel it. This is where my heart belongs. This is what I’m destined to do. When I woke up from the dream, I was clear about everything. I realized where that mile of walk was intending me to lead. I realized what message my dream wanted to convey me. And years later, when finally my turn of choosing my destination came, I simply closed my eyes, held that book in my hand, pressed it against my chest and relived the dream. When I opened my eyes, I was sure what to do. I decided to choose the road — less traveled. Yes, I took up architecture as my profession because this is what I am destined to do. I wanted to do the same thing that the male bird in the story did, to take pain in building a beautiful house and let others stay in it. This is my dream come true and the happiness that I gain now from this profession is indescribable. 66. When the writer read the story of the bird, he probably felt _______. A. upset 67. B. confused C. amazed D. amused
To the writer, “the seed that we sow in the beginning” (Paragraph 1) is
_______. A. the house in his dream C. the story of the bird B. his mother’s food D. his story books
68. Mom’s food always tastes better because _______. A. mom cooks with her love C. moms are better cooks than fathers B. we are so familiar with mom’s food D. mom is experienced in cooking
69. In the writer’s dream, what part of the house attracted him most? A. The greenery surrounding the house. B. The body of water that keeps the house cool C. The liveliness he sensed around the house. D. The fact that the house was very large. 70. The above passage is mainly about _______. A. how the writer finally becomes an honest citizen B. where the true meaning of responsibility lies C. what we need to do when we are seeking fortune
D. why the writer takes up architecture as his career
第Ⅱ卷（非选择题, 共 35 分） 第四部分：任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分） 注意：每个空格只填一个单词。请将答案写在答题纸上相应题号的横线上。 It doesn’t matter if books are delivered in print or by smart phone; the main thing is to get lost in reading them. Reading books is vital for human development. Why should we bother reading a book? All children say this occasionally. Many of the 12 million adults in Britain with reading difficulties repeat it to themselves daily. In a world of accelerating technology, increasing time poverty and decreasing attention, should they invest precious time sinking into a good book? The discovery that our brains are physically changed by the experience of reading is something many of us will understand instinctively (本能地), as we think back to the way an extraordinary book had a transformative effect on the way we viewed the world. This transformation only takes place when we lose ourselves in a book, abandoning the emotional and mental chatter of the real world. That’s why studies have found this kind of deep reading makes us more sensitive to the inner lives of others. Rationally, we know that reading is the foundation stone of all education, and therefore an essential basis of the knowledge economy. So reading is – or should be – an aspect of public policy. But perhaps even more significant is its emotional role as the starting point for individual voyages of personal development and pleasure. Books can open up emotional, imaginative and historical landscapes that equal and extend the corridors (走廊) of the web. They can help create and strengthen our sense of self. If reading were to decline significantly, it would change the very nature of our species. If we, in the future, are no longer wired for self-reflection and creative thought, we will die out. However, technology throws up as many solutions as it does challenges: for every door it closes, another opens. So the ability, offered by devices like e-readers, smart phones and tablets, to carry an entire library in your hand is an amazing
opportunity. Publishers need to use every new piece of technology to embed (使融 入) long-form reading within our culture. We should concentrate on the message, not worry about the medium. We must also get better at using the ability of the Internet to inform readers, and potential readers, about all the extraordinary new books that are published every year, and to renew their acquaintance with the best of rich literary tradition. The research shows that if we stop reading, we will be different people: less complicated, less considerate, less interesting. There can hardly be a better reason for fighting to protect the future of the book. Reading
Reading books plays a vital role in human development, whether they are 71 or electronic. People are at a 72 as to the meaning of reading.
Several factors affect reading including reading difficulty, accelerating technology, 73 of time and poor concentration. A good book will transform our world Deep reading enables us to better 75 74 when we get lost in it.
others’ inner lives.
All education is benefits indirectly.
on reading, which will bring economic
Books can advance personal development and bring us emotional 77 as well. Reading can promote the development of human species through self-reflection and creative thought. Role of technology reading Conclusion It 79 Reading book. 78 readers to more books, so we should make better of the Internet to serve readers. 80 us a lot so it is essential to protect the future of the
第五部分：根据句意和首字母或中文提示用单词的正确形式填空。 （共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分） 81. In winter, the water in the lake is f_____________, so the locals use the lake as a road. 82. At noon, the boys always ate lunch in the school c_____________ and then went to play basketball. 83. He gave us an _____________ (模棱两可的) explanation so that we still didn’t know why he chose this career. 84. Jim knew _______________ (绝对) nothing about the business when he joined the firm. 85. The couple is planning to spend the next _____________ (两周) travelling abroad. 86. Some artists travel a lot to draw i____________ from nature in order to create their wonderful pictures. 87. In Asia, there are many ___________ (相似处) between the cultures and customs of different countries. 88. Please remember getting enough rest is necessary for our physical and s______________ well-being. 89. The Greek government appointed a committee in 1975 to u______________ a complete repair of the Acropolis. 90. In 1603, Raleigh was _______________ (指控) with the crime of betraying his country and sentenced to death. 第六部分：书面表达（满分 25 分） 阅读下面短文，按要求用英语写一篇 150 词左右的短文，向《21 世纪报》中学生版投 稿。 Florence Chadwick was born in California in 1918. She grew up on the beach and began competing as a swimmer at the age of six, when her uncle entered her in a race. For the next 19 years, she continued as a competitive swimmer. On July 4, 1952, at the age of 34, Chadwick attempted to become the first woman to swim 21 miles across the Catalina Channel, from a port on the California coast.
That day the ocean was ice cold, the fog was so thick that she could hardly see the support boats that followed her, and sharks swam around her. Several times, her support crew used guns to drive away the sharks. While Americans watched on televisions, her mother and her trainer, who were in one of the support boats, encouraged her to keep going. However, after 15 hours and 55 minutes, with only a half mile to go, she felt that she couldn’t go on, and begged to be taken out of the water. Later, Chadwick told a reporter, “Look, I’m not excusing myself, but if I had seen land I know, I could have made it.” The fog had made her unable to see her swimming goal, and it made her feel she was getting nowhere. Two months later, she tried again. Although the fog was still heavy, yet this time she made it with the goal rooted in her mind. She knew behind the fog was the land she pursued. 【写作内容】 1．以约 30 个词概括短文大意； 2．以约 120 个词就 “Goal and Success” 的主题谈谈你的看法，内容包括： 1）分析 Chadwick 第一次失败和第二次成功的原因； 2）Chadwick 的故事对你有什么启发； 3）结合实际谈谈如何实现自己的目标。 【写作要求】 1．可以参照阅读材料的内容，但不得直接引用原文中的句子； 2．作文中不能出现真实姓名和学校名称。 _______________________________________________________________________________ _______ 参考答案： 1-5 BCBAA 6-10 BACAB 11-15 CCCBA 16-20 CBCCB
21-25 AADDC 26-30 ACBBA 31-35 AACCD 36-40 BABDA 41-45 CDBAD 46-50 CBACC 56-60 DACBB 61-65 DCCBD 66-70 BCACD 71. printed understand 72. loss 73. lack/shortage 74. view/outlook 75. 51-55 DABDB
76. based/dependent 77. pleasure benefits/profits 81. frozen fortnight 86. inspiration 90. charged 82. canteen
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Goal and Success An American woman swimmer Chadwick succeeded in crossing the Catalina Channel after failing in her first attempt. It was a goal in her mind that enabled her to make it. (30 词) Chadwick failed in her first attempt because she couldn’t see the “land” (goal) due to the “fog” (difficulty). But later, she succeeded because she had “the goal rooted in her mind” despite the heavy “fog”. From the story, we know we should understand the relation between the goal and the difficulty. The goal can encourage us to work hard to achieve success while the difficulty may prevent us from reaching our goal. However, we can achieve our goal by overcoming any possible difficulties. As students, we may meet with many difficulties in our study, but we can surely overcome them if we have a clear goal. I wish all of us could break through the “fog” to reach the beautiful “land”. (121 词)
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Goal and Success An American woman swimmer Chadwick succeeded in crossing the Catalina Channel after failing in her first attempt. It was a goal in her mind that enabled her to make it. (30 词) Chadwick failed in her first attempt because she couldn’t see the “land” (goal). But later, with the goal rooted in her mind, she had firm belief and finally
succeeded. This story sets us thinking a lot. A clear goal is a must on the way to success. If we work very hard but with no goal in mind, we will have slight chances of succeeding in the end. How can we achieve our goal? Firstly, we should make a practical plan, which is the first step towards success. Secondly, we should take firm measures to ensure that the plan is carried out. Thirdly, under no circumstances should we give up. Only in this way can we reach the beautiful “land”. (120 词)
听力原文录音稿： Text 1 W: Paul, do you remember Jessica’s birthday? M: Yeah. It’s the day before Teacher’s Day. Text 2 M: Jane, do you still live in the China Great Hotel. W: Oh, I forget to tell you that we moved to the Hilton last week. Text 3 M: Helen, I am going to take my son to the zoo tomorrow morning. Would you like to go with us? W: I’d like to, but the weather report says it’ll snow heavily tomorrow. Text 4 M: Excuse me, Madam. Can I take Bus 105 to the railway station? W: Sorry, I am also new here. Maybe you can ask someone else. Text 5 W: Sir, can I come in now? M: Sorry, Lady. I am afraid that you have to wait half an hour for our business hours that are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Text 6 M: Hi, Mrs. Smith, Nice to see you here. W: Hi, Mr. White, I’m here to buy a pair of shoes for Tom again.
M: He worn out the pair you bought last month? W: Yes. Sometimes I think I should buy him a pair of iron shoes. M: Oh, no. What you need is a pair of strong and comfortable shoes. W: What’s your suggestion? M: Maybe you should buy him a pair of leather shoes. W: Tom doesn’t like leather shoes. M: Then, how about sports shoes? They are strong and comfortable. W: It seems that is the only choice. All right. I’ll take your suggestion. How about this pair? M: They are good. Text 7 M: Hi, Jane. It’s nice to see you again. I heard that you went to the United Kingdom during the vacation. W: Yes, I paid a visit to London and attended a summer course in English. M: Wow. It sounds so good. How long did you stay there? W: Well. I went there on July 5 M: What about the course? W: I think the course was well organized. The teachers were quite kind to every student. They taught us to listen, speak, read and write in English, but it mostly focused on speaking. One interesting thing I found was that the English classes were different from ours because they were very free. You can sit anywhere you like in the classroom. You can ask the teacher questions at any time during the class, and you are welcome to share your ideas with the classmates and teachers. No one would judge you for your mistakes. I really enjoy this kind of class. M: How interesting! Maybe our teachers should try that style as well. Text 8 W: Excuse me. I am a tourist here and I am looking for something local and special here as gifts. Could you give me some suggestions? M: Well, we have quite a few choices here: pottery, postcards with our local scenery, hand-made cotton hats and over there some food.
and came back on August 15 .
W: These hand-made hats look very special and beautiful! How much are they? M: Forty-five dollars each or eighty dollars for the pair. The more you buy, the lower price I can offer. W: Ok, but I’ll buy one for myself right now and I prefer the red one. Text 9 W: Excuse me. I’m working in the airport office. I’m doing a survey. Can I ask you some questions? It won’t take you long. M: Sure. Go ahead. W: How do you feel about the arrival area? Were you content with it? M: Yes, it looks nice, but it’s a long distance from the gate to the Immigration area. W: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Well, how about the Immigration? How long did it take you to get through? M: Oh. It’s really quick. It took me only about 3 or 4 minutes. W: Oh, good. Ok, then, I see you bought some duty free items. How do you feel about the prices? M: Well, I thought they were a little higher. W: A little higher? Compare to? M: Oh, to most places in Asia, although I will say the prices seem lower here than in Europe. W: I see. Well, how about the general appearance of the airport? M: Oh, excellent. It’s almost the cleanest airport I’ve ever been in. W: So, all in all this airport is clean and efficient? M: Yes, oh, I’ve got to go, here comes my suitcase. Text 10 This is radio station KSPF in Santa Monica, California. It’s time for the noon weather report, brought to you today by the English Coffee Shop on Montana at Seventh Street in Santa Monica-open 24 hours a day with the best food in Santa Monica. At 12 o’clock, the sun is out after a cloudy morning. The wind is from the west at 3 miles an hour and the temperature is 78 degrees with waves which are 2-3 feet high.
Perfect waves for surfing! If you are driving to the beach this afternoon, park at the north end of the beach. The south end parking field is already full. Have a good time at the beach in such mild weather! This weather report had been brought to you by the English Coffee Shop on Montana at Seventh Street in Santa Monica-open 24 hours a day with the best food in Santa Monica.