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I. 听力理解（满分 10 分） 第一节（共 5 小题：每小题 0.5 分，满分 2.5 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. When did the woman and Anna meet? A. At 7:53. A. By taxi. Why is Tony crying? A. He can’t get up. A. Mother and son. B. He lost his pet bird. B. Teacher and student. C. He lost his favorite toy. C. Husband and wife. What is the relationship between the speakers? What can we learn from the conversation? A. The man won’t go to the concert. B. The woman will go home for dinner. C. The man and the woman will eat together. 第二节(共 15 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话和独白后有几个小题，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 5 秒钟的时间 阅读各个小题。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 三个小题。现在你有 15 秒的时间阅读这三个小题。 6. 7. 8. Where doe the conversation take place? A. In the cinema. B. In an airplane. When is it in Rome now? A. In the morning. B. In the afternoon. What do we know about the woman? A. She has no family. B. She has good life insurance. C. She has had a similar experience. C. At a railway station. C. In the evening. B. At 7:55. B. By bus. C. At 7: 57. C. By subway. How is the woman going to the airport?
听下面一段对话，回答第 9 至 11 三个小题。现在你有 15 秒的时间阅读这三个小题。 9. Where is the man working? A. In a fast restaurant. B. In a computer company. C. At a school.
10. Why will the man change his job? A. To try something new. B. To get more experience. C. To make more money. 11. How does the woman feel about the man? A. Satisfied. B. Disappointed. C. Interested. 听下面一段对话，回答第 12 至 14 四个小题。现在你有 15 秒的时间阅读这三个小题。 12. What are they talking about? A. The woman’s trip. B. The trip of the man’s friends. C. The trip of the woman’s friends. 13. What problem did they meet? A. They couldn’t understand the language. B. The clothes were expensive. C. The hotel was uncomfortable. 14. Which of the following was cheap in the Caribbean? A. Clothes. 15. B. Jewellery . C. Electronic equipment. 听下面一段对话，回答第 15 至 17 三个小题。现在你有 15 秒的时间阅读这三个小题。 What’s the most probable relationship between the two speakers? A. They are interviewer and interviewee. B. They are waiter and customer. C. They are doctor and patient. 16. Where does the dialogue take place? A. In Indonesia. A. Two. B. In Britain. B. Three. C. In China. C. Four.
17. On average, how many children are there in a Moslem family ? 听下面一段独白，回答第 18 至 20 三个小题。现在你有 15 秒的时间阅读这三个小题。 18. What is the speaker talking about? A. A newspaper in Chinese. B. A newspaper in English. C. A newspaper in French. 19. Why did the speaker buy a copy of this newspaper one day? A. Because he felt interested in it. B. Because he felt curious about it. C. Because he needed it for his homework. 20. What does the speaker plan to do? A. To regularly buy this newspaper. B. To study politics with the help of this paper. C. To contribute to Home News Section of this paper. II. 单项选择（共 20 题，每题 0.5 分，满分 10 分） 21. Though Tom has _______ good knowledge of English, the discussion of whether he
can get the job or not is still under _______ way. A. a; the B. a; a C. /; a D. a; / The shy girl felt ______ and uncomfortable when she could not answer her teacher’s questions. A. amazed B. awkward C. curious D. amused At first the school refused to purchase the experiment instrument, but this decision was ________ changed. A. occasionally B. consequently C. therefore D. afterwards I enjoy my job in research because I have to ________ all the latest developments. A. keep in touch with B. keep pace with C. keep away from D. keep down with Finding her car stolen, ________. A. a policeman was asked to help B. the area was searched thoroughly C. it was looked for everywhere D. she hurried to a policeman I am trying to work out the problem and I would appreciate ________ if you could turn the music down. A. that B. this C. it D. you We had intended to do everything according to the schedule, but it didn’t ________ as planned. A. make up B. turn out C. go on D. come up When I opened the door, I found my father sitting in his chair, completely _______in a magazine. A. absorbed B. gathered C. focused D. concentrated He doesn’t want to get married because he is afraid of any ________. A. committees B. profits C. commitments D. credits During President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK, the two countries ________ cooperation on rail transit technology, climate change and low-carbon technology. A. overcame B. operated C. convinced D. confirmed John is very and if he promises to do something he’ll do it . A . reliable B. confident C. sensitive D. willing I’d love to join you in your visit to a local museum today, but I’m on a very _______schedule. I’ve got a lot of work to do today. A. ideal B. tight C. entire D. flexible With _________ she needed_________, she left the marketplace. A. everything; bought B. anything; having bought C. everything; buying D. something; buy The supermarket is planning to offer more goods to _______ the needs of people when New Year comes. A. provide B. meet C. supply D. deliver After the long police investigation the ________ of the criminal is still completely unknown. A. fortune B. reputation C. identity D. evidence The couple decided to ________ another two children who lost their parents in the
disaster. A. betray B. adapt C. modify D. adopt David Copperfield is a novel, but________, it can be looked on as a biography of Charles Dickens. A. on the other hand B. what’s more C. as a consequence D. for one thing _______ English can be difficult to learn, it is a very useful tool for communication. A. For B. While C. As D. Since After driving for about an hour, he found himself lost in the middle of nowhere, so he stopped his car to ________ his map. A. recognize B. observe C. consult D. explore A long-term study ________ by the medical school shows that babies of smoking mothers will be less healthy than those of nonsmoking mothers. A. run B. favored C. managed D. conducted
III. 完形填空（满分 20 分） Once a circle(wooden wheel) missed a wedge(楔子). The circle wanted to be whole, so it went around looking for its missing piece. It was incomplete and only very slowly. While rolling, it and enjoyed the 45 43 . 44 ! Now it could be 46 it 42 41 could roll
the flowers along the way, chatted with worms
One day the circle found a piece that fit perfectly. It was so was a perfect circle, it could roll very fast, too fast to worms. When it realized how stopped, The 49 48 47
with nothing missing. It fixed the missing piece in itself and began to roll.
the flowers or talk to the
the world seemed when it rolled so quickly, it
its found piece by the side of the road and rolled slowly away. 51 53 something. The man who has everything is 52 a poor man. He it feels like to desire, to hope, to nourish（滋养） his soul with the 54 . 55 enough to go 56 another’s happiness, and
50 of the story, I think, is that in some strange sense we are more whole
when we are will never know
dream of something
If we are brave enough to let go of our unrealistic dreams, through a tragedy and survive, generous enough to dreams that rolling only 59 60 57 living creature will ever know.
wise enough to know there is enough love to go around for us all, then we can achieve our When we accept that 58 is part of human being, and when we can continue
life and appreciate it, we will have achieved a wholeness that others can to. That, I believe, is what God asks of us—not "Be perfect", not "Don't even B. otherwise B. found C. however C. grew D. therefore D. planted
make a mistake", but "Be whole". 41. A. finally 42. A. admired
43. A. outing 44. A. puzzled 45. A. pleasant 46. A. If only 47. A. notice 48. A. wonderful 49. A. lay 50. A. message 51. A. missing 52. A. in some way 53. A. how 54. A. happier 55. A. strong 56. A. care 57. A. another 58. A. imperfection 59. A. to 60. A. want
B. sunshine B. sad B. good B. Now that B. taste B. colorful B. hid B. idea B. finding B. in the way B. what B. better B. stubborn B. spare B. the other B. wholeness B. through B. tend
C. sky C. surprised C. whole C. What if C. pick C. different C. left C. experience C. leaving C. on the way C. which C. worse C. sensitive C. bear C. any other C. fault C. for C. wish
D. weather D. happy
D. beautiful D. Even if D. water D. vast D. fixed D. opinion D. discovering D. by the way D. that D. sadder D. sincere D. share D. no other D. usefulness D. about D. like
IV. 阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分, 满分 30 分） A Below is a selection from a science website: http://www.genome.gov/25020028
What is cloning?
The term cloning describes a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity(存在体). The copied material, which has the same genetic makeup as the original, is referred to as a clone.
How are genes cloned?
Researchers routinely use cloning techniques to make copies of genes that they wish to study. The procedure consists of inserting a gene from one organism, often referred to as "foreign DNA," into the genetic material of a carrier called a vector(带菌者). Examples of vectors include bacteria, yeast cells or viruses. After the gene is inserted, the vector is placed in labo ratory conditions that allow it to multiply, resulting in the gene being copied many times over.
What animals have been cloned?
Over the last 50 years, scientists have done cloning experiments in a wide range of animals using a variety of techniques. In 1979, researchers produced the first genetically identical mice by splitting mouse embryos in the test tube and then implanting the resulting embryos into the wombs(子宫) of adult female mice. It was not until 1996, however, that researchers succeeded in cloning the first mammal from a mature cell taken
from an adult animal. After 276 attempts, Scottish researchers finally produced Dolly, the lamb from the udder cell of a 6-year-old sheep. Besides, other mammals that have been cloned include: cat, deer, dog, horse, mule, ox, rabbit and rat.
Have humans been cloned?
In spite of several public announcements, human cloning still appears to be fiction. There currently is no solid scientific evidence that anyone has cloned human embryos. In 1998, scientists in South Korea claimed to have successfully cloned a human embryo, but said the experiment was interrupted very early when the clone was just a group of four cells. In 2004, a group led by Woo-Suk Hwang of Seoul National University in South Korea published a paper in the journal Science in which it claimed to have created a cloned human embryo in a test tube. However, an independent scientific committee later found no proof to support the claim and, in January 2006, Science announced that Hwang's paper had been retracted(撤销).
What are some of the moral issues related to cloning?
Cloning would mean the possibility of creating a human that is genetically identical to another person who has previously existed or who still exists. This may conflict with long-standing religious and social values about human dignity, possibly harming individual freedom, identity and autonomy（自主权）. However, some argue that cloning could help sterile(生育困难的) couples fulfill their dream of parenthood. Others see human cloning as a way to avoid passing on a bad gene that runs in the family without having to undergo embryo selection. 61. Which of the following animals hasn’t been cloned? A. Cat. B. Donkey. C. Sheep. D. Ox. 62. Why did Science retract Hwang’s paper? A. Hwang copied others’ finds in his paper. B. There was no proof to support Hwang’s claim. C. Science found out mistakes in the paper. D. Hwang wanted to update the paper by adding new things. 63. Which of the following statements about cloning is true? A. The cloning procedure consists of inserting a vector into the genetic material. B. Dolly was successfully cloned after a few attempts. C. Cloning may conflict with traditional values about humanity(人性). D. There is no possibility that sterile couples can give birth to their babies. 64. What is the main purpose of the selection? A. To challenge new findings in the paper. B. To report the latest discoveries of cloning. C. To provide information about cloning. D. To claim new possibilities of cloning. B For the past three decades, Dr Scott Becker has been searching for his daughter,
April Becker Antoniou. Five days ago, Antoniou Googled her own name and found a website named after her. Now, the father and daughter who have no connection to Atlanta are meeting for the first time at Chops Steakhouse in Buckhead, North Atlanta. Antoniou was born in Southern California, but recently moved to Newnan, Georgia. Dr Becker lives in Wichita, Kansas. ―I started looking for her and I could not find her. I could not find her mother. So, I thought maybe one day my daughter would Google her name and maybe she would find me that way and five days ago she found me,‖ Becker said. He named the website after her and while Antoniou was typing her name in, ―Scott Becker looking for April‖, the website he created nearly 10 years ago, popped up. The two communicated by e-mail and over the phone for the past five days. Becker said he confirmed her mother’s maiden name, her birthday, middle name and some other specific details only his daughter would know. ―He is absolutely my father. I just felt like I wasn’t complete and now I feel peace. I always asked my mom information about my father so I could find him,‖ Antoniou said. On Antoniou’s Facebook page she writes, ―You think I could have Googled that 7 years ago and saved myself the yearly suffering. But, it all happens when it happens for a reason.‖ Over the past 30 years, Dr Becker says he has hired private investigators, and been tricked by people claiming to be his daughter. He will not be seeking a DNA test. He said, ―I found my daughter. I am finally complete.‖ 65. What can we know about the father and daughter? A. They spend most of their spare time on the Internet. B. They haven’t met for nearly ten years. C. They live in different places. D. They move quite often. 66. Becker finally found his daughter by _____. A. seeking a DNA test B. hiring private investigators C. Googling his daughter’s name online D. naming a website after his daughter 67. Antoniou felt like she wasn’t complete because _____. A. she hadn’t found her father B. she had no connection to Atlanta C. she was angry with her mother D. she didn't Google her name earlier 68. What can we infer from the passage? A. Dr Becker left home before Antoniou was born. B. More than one person claimed they were Becker’s daughter. C. Antoniou should have had a DNA test. D. Dr Becker created the website five days ago. 69. What’s the best title for this passage? A. The Internet helps bring a family together. B. Google search reunites the father and daughter.
C. Three decades’ search for daughter succeeds. D. Father finds daughter with good luck.
In 1974, after filling out fifty applications, going through four interviews, and winning one offer, I took what I could get – a teaching job at what I considered a distant wild area: western New Jersey. My characteristic optimism was alive only when I reminded myself that I would be doing what I had wanted to do since I was fourteen – teaching English. School started, but I felt more and more as if I were in a foreign country. Was this rural area really New Jersey? My students took a week off when the season for hunting jobs began. I was told they were also frequently absent in late October to help their fathers make hay on the farms. I was a young woman from New York City, who thought that ―Make hay while the s un shines‖ just meant to have a good time. But, still, I was teaching English. I worked hard, taking time off only to eat and sleep. And then there was my sixth-grade class – seventeen boys and five girls who were only six years younger than me. I had a problem long before I knew it. I was struggling in my work as a young idealistic teacher. I wanted to make literature come alive and to promote a love of the written word. The students wanted to throw spitballs (唾液纸团) and whisper dirty words in the back of the room. In college I had been taught that a successful educator should ignore bad behavior. So I did, confident that, as the textbook had said, the bad behavior would disappear as I gave my students positive attention. It sounds reasonable, but the text evidently ignored the fact that humans, particularly teenagers, rarely seem reasonable. By the time my boss, who was also my taskmaster, known to be the strictest, most demanding, most quick to fire inexperienced teachers, came into the classroom to observe me, the students didn’t behave well to praise. My boss sat in the back of the room. The boys in the class were making animal noises, hitting each other while the girls filed their nails or read magazines. I just pretended it all wasn’t happening, and went on lecturing and tried to ask some inspiring questions. My boss, sitting in the back of the classroom, seemed to be growing bigger and bigger. After twenty minutes he left, silently, visions of unemployment marched before my eyes. I felt mildly successful that I got through the rest of class without crying, but at my next free period I had to face him. I wondered if he would let me finish out the day. I walked to his office, took a deep breath, and opened the door. He was sitting in his chair, and he looked at me long and hard. I said nothing. All I could think of was that I was not an English teacher; I had been lying to myself, pretending that everything was fine. When he spoke, he said simply, without blaming me, ―You had nothing to say to them.‖ ―You had nothing to say to them.‖ he repeated, ―No wonder they are bored. Why not get to the meat of literature and stop talking about symbolism (象征主义). Talk with them, not at them. And more important, why do you ignore their bad behavior?‖ We talked. He
named my problems and offered solutions. We role-played. He was the bad student, and I was the forceful, yet, warm teacher. As the year passed, we spent many hours discussing literature and ideas about h uman beings and their motivations (动机). He helped me identify my weaknesses and strengths. In short, he made a teacher of me by teaching me the reality of Emerson’s words: ―The secret to education lies in respecting the pupil.‖ Fifteen years later I still drive that same winding road to the same school. Thanks to the help I received that difficult first year, the school is my home now. 70. It can be inferred from the story that in 1974 _________. A. the writer became an optimistic person B. it was rather difficult to get a job in the USA C. the writer was very happy about her new job D. it was easy to get a teaching job in New Jersey 71. According to the passage, which of the following is most probably the writer’s problem as a new teacher? A. She didn’t like teaching English literature. B. She didn’t ask experienced teachers for advice. C. She took too much time off to eat and sleep. D. She had blind trust in what she learnt at college. 72. What is the writer’s biggest worry after her taskmaster’s observation of her class? A. She couldn’t ignore her students’ bad behavior any more. B. She might lose her students’ respect. C. She couldn’t teach the same class any more. D. She might lose her teaching job. 73. Which of the following gives the writer a sense of mild success? A. Her talk about symbolism sounded convincing. B. She managed to finish the class without crying. C. Her students behaved a little better than usual. D. She was invited for a talk by her boss after class. 74. The students behaved badly in the writer’s classes because_________. A. they were eager to embarrass her B. they didn’t regard her as a good teacher C. she didn’t really understand them D. she didn’t have a good command of English 75. The taskmaster’s attitude towards the writer after his observation of her class can be described as___________. A. cruel but encouraging B. sincere and supportive C. fierce but forgiving D. angry and aggressive D Science has a lot of uses. It can reveal (揭示) laws of nature, cure diseases, make bombs, and help bridges to stand up. Indeed science is so good at what it does that there’s always a temptation (诱惑) to drag it into problems where it may not be helpful.
David Brooks, author of The Social Animal, The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, appears to be the latest in a long line of writers who have failed to resist the temptation. Brooks gained fame for several books. His latest book The Social Animal, however, is more ambitious and serious than his earlier books. It is an attempt to deal with a set of weighty topics. The book focuses on big questions: What has science revealed about human nature? What are the sources of character? And why are some people happy and successful while others aren’t? To answer these questions, Brooks surveys a wide range of subjects. Because of this, you might expect the book to cover a variety of facts. But Brooks has structured his book in an unusual, and perhaps unfortunate way. Instead of introducing scientific theories, he tells a story, within which he tries to make his points, perhaps in order to keep the reader’s attention. So as Harold and Erica, the hero and heroine in his story, live through childhood, we hear about the science of child development and as they begin to date we hear about the theory of sexual attraction. Brooks carries this through to the death of one of his characters. On the whole, Brooks’s story is acceptable if uninspired. As one would expect, his writing is mostly clear and, to be fair, some chapters stand out above the rest. I enjoyed, for instance, the chapter in which Harold discovers how to think on his own. While Harold and Erica are certainly not strong characters, the more serious problems with The Social Animal lie elsewhere. These problems partly involve Brooks’s attempt to translate his tale into science. 76. The author mentions the functions of science at the beginning of the passage to________. A. show where science can be applied B. show the value of Brooks’s new book C. remind the reader of the importance of science D. explain why many writers use science in their works 77. According to the author, which of the following could be a strength of the book? A. Its strong basis. C. Its clear writing. A. introducing scientific theories C. the science of child development A. Contradictory(矛盾的) C. Cautious. A. Problems with the book. B. Its convincing points. D. Its strong characters. B. telling a story D. the theory of sexual attraction B. Supportive. D. Critical. B. Brooks’ life experience.
78. What does the underlined word “this” refer to in Paragraph 3?
79. What is the author’s general attitude towards the book?
80. What is the author likely to write about after the last paragraph?
C. Death of the characters. V. 1.
D. Brooks’ translation skills.
（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） Mrs Brown waited with a______________ outside the operating room, walking up and down.
Her husband is c_____________, never making a quick decision about anything. She never r______________ to my letters, which made me disappointed and confused.
4. 5. 6.
It is here that the river f_____________ down into the ocean. He entered the country i_____________ and was arrested immediately he landed. Since he was confident, Bill left everyone with the i____________ that he would pass the exam, while in fact he failed.
As a journalist, Mary tries to be a_____________ in what she writes to avoid any misunderstanding.
John is an a_____________ boy; he is going to take part in several events in the coming school sports meeting.
John came to Nanjing with the i_____________ of staying, but now he's decided to leave.
10. Today, Christmas is a global festival, r____________ of religion and location. VI. 单句改错（共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分, 满分 5 分） (每句只有一处错误)。 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. There is not debating that we will finish the job on time perfectly. She promised she would come to see him and she would never forget him. The guests made a number of remark about the service of the hotel.
With great pressure taking off her mind, Sally won the first place in the competition. However frequently being performed, the works of Beethoven still attract people all over the world.
If you followed my advice, you wouldn’t have missed the graduation ceremony yesterday.
7. 8. 9.
Some people are in the favor of the change, but others have concerns. The ink I bought the day before yesterday has used up. The first mammal to be cloned successful from an adult was Dolly the sheep.
10. Finally, the police blamed the traffic accident to dangerous driving. VII. 短文填空（满分 5 分） 阅读下面短文， 按照句子结构的语法性和上下文连贯的要求， 在空格处填入一个适当的 词或使用括号中词语的正确形式填空。 News came ①__________ the Chinese scientist Tu Youyou shared the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Irish-born William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura for her discoveries concerning a new therapy(疗法) against malaria(疟疾). After she ②____________ (award) the Nobel Prize for medicine, Tu became world-famous overnight. Artemisinin(青蒿素) is a drug that has ③ __________ (significance) reduced the death rates for patients ④__________ (suffer) from malaria. Artemisinin is said to work well in curing malaria in Asia and Africa, thus ⑤__________ (save) more than 100,000 lives yearly in Africa alone. In an interview with Xinhua News Agency in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the expert described Tu ⑥__________ "a very distinguished, hardworking woman who has done a number of researches, and has made a breakthrough in some of the drugs ⑦ __________ (use) now." Dr. Tu, ⑧_________ led the team that made the important discovery of artemisinin, went to the USA ⑨ __________ (receive) the Lasker Award for her clinical medical research in 2011. ⑩__________, Dr Tu is not sure whether she will travel to Sweden in December to accept the award, considering her health. VIII. 书面表达（满分 15 分） 假如你是光明中学的学生李越，你要参加“21st Century Teens”组织的关于环境保护的 演讲比赛，请你就某个环境问题写一篇 120 词左右的演讲稿。要点如下： 1） 简要描述某一环境问题； 2） 分析引起此问题的主要原因以及该问题带来的后果； 3） 提出相应的建议并呼吁政府和所有公民参与保护环境。 注意：1）演讲稿的开头已给出，不计入词数。2）请分三段书写。 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen: It’s a great honor for me to stand here and share my ideas with you about environmental protection. Today, I would like to talk about_________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 命题、校对：高二英语备课组
高二英语期中考试答案（2015/11） 听力：1--20 ABBCC BACAC BCABA BCBBA 单项：21-40 DBDBD CBACD ABABC DABCD 完形：41-60 DABDC BACCA AABBA DDABC 阅读：61-80 BBCC CDABB BDDBCB DCBDA 单词：1. anxiety 2. cautious 3. responded/replied 4.flows 5. illegally 6. impression 7. accurate 8. athletic 9. intention 10. regardless VI. 改错（5%） 1. There is no debating that we will finish the job on ti me perfectly. 2. She promised she would come to see him and that she would never forget him. 3. The guests made a number of remarks about the service of the hotel. 4. With great pressure taken off her mind, Sally won first place in the competition. 5. However frequently (being) performed, the works of Beethoven still attract people all over the world. 6. If you had followed my advice, you wouldn’t have missed the graduation ceremony yesterday. 7. Some people are in (the) favor of reform, but others have concerns. 8. The ink I bought the day before yesterday has been used up. 9. The first mammal to be cloned successfully from an adult was Dolly the sheep. 10. Finally, the police blamed the traffic accident on dangerous driving. VII. 填空：1. that 2. was/had been awarded 3. significantly 4. suffering 5. saving 6. as 7. being used 8. who 9. to receive 10. However VIII. 书面表达 A possible version: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen: It’s a great honor for me to stand here and share my ideas with you about environmental protection. Today, I would like to talk about global warming, one of the worst environmental hazards facing humanity. The past decades have witnessed an alarming increase in temperature worldwide. This change has resulted in warmer weather and more rain, causing sea levels to rise. Can you imagine that polar bears are losing their habitat and some low-lying lands are vanishing from earth? Are you not afraid of Pandora’s Box releasing more deadly viruses which multiply in warmth? It is a well-known fact that global warming is mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Therefore, why don’t we start a change with cutting down on our carbon footprint? Ride a bike or share a car. Turn off power whenever possible. Recycle more and plant trees. As for governments, it is their duty to make stricter laws concerning carbon emission and make sure that enough money is put into research on energy-saving technology. Remember—every effort counts! Thanks you! (150 words) 听力材料： I. II. III. IV. V. M: Did you and Anna really meet at exactly 7:55 in front of the theatre ? W: No. To be exact, we got there 2 minutes earlier. M: How are you getting to the airport ? W: Well, I haven’t really got any choice--- I have to take the bus. My car is at the garage
getting repaired , and a taxi is just too expensive. W: What’s wrong with Tony ? M: His pet bird died this morning . He has been sitting still for quite a long time and is still crying in his room . W: I can’t believe Karen is late for such an important occasion as a job interview. I reminded him time and again yesterday. M: You should have known our daughter better by now. Everything you tell her goes in one ear and out the other. W:I want to go to the concert tonight, but it starts at 7, and I have to work until 5. There won’t be enough time to get home for dinner. M: I’ve got an idea. I’ll pick you up after work and we’ll eat downtown. That’ll give us plenty of time to get to the concert. W: Sounds good.
听下面一段对话，回答第 6-8 三个小题。
M:Do you have an idea what time it is in Rome now? W:It’s about eight o’clock in the morning. M:Look, the seat belt sign is on. What’s the matter? Anything wrong with airplane? W:No, I don't think so. We don't need to worry. M:Maybe you have good life insurance or you don't have any family to take care of. W:Of course not. Compared with what I was going to die at that time, it’s nothing.
听下面一段对话，回答第 9-11 三个小题。
W:So, why do you want to be a computer programmer? M:Well, I d on't like working in a fast food restaurant , and I want to make more money. W:I see. Do you have any experience ? M:No, but I am a fast learner. W:What kind of computer do you use ? M:Computers? Uhm, let me see. I can use a Mac. I also used Window 95 once. W:That’s great. M:May I ask a question ? W:Please, go ahead. M:Will I be able to find a job as a computer programmer ? W:Umm,err,ah…
听下面一段对话，回答第 12-14 三个小题。
M:Did you get to talk about their trip to the Caribbean? W:Oh,yes. They said they had a great time. M:What did they say about the weather there?
W:They said it was cool. They suggested that we take warm sweaters and coats. M:Did you ask how the hotels were? W:It seemed they were excellent, and not expensive. M:That’s what I’ve heard. How about communication? Did they say if they had any language problem? W:Yes. The language was sometimes a problem. They told me that hardly anyone spoke English except for the people in the hotel, but they found the staff of the hotel very helpful and friendly. M:Well, that’s good. And did they buy much while they were there? W:Just some toys. They told me not to buy clothes in the Caribbean. They were much more expensive than in the States. But they told me you could get gold jewelry for very little.
听下面一段对话，回答第 15-17 三个小题。
M:You’ve been in the country for a long time now. You must have noticed quite a few differences living in Indonesia and living in Britain. What’s the most obvious thing that you’ve noticed? W:In what ways ? Culturally or educationally ? M:Is that so ? M:Well, let’s begin with families. W:Oh, families. Yes, there’re a lot of differences. In Indonesia you have such a variety of types of people. Some of them are unclear families. Some of them have quite a lot of children depending on their religion. M:Does it depend on where they live? W:Yes, but then of course religion depends on their area. M:So which groups tend to have the largest familieis ? W:Moslems usually have. M:Sor of five or six or bigger than that ?. W:Well, I left Indonesia a long time ago, but from the people that I know , I think four is the average, though there can be six.
听下面一段独白，回答第 18-20 三个小题。
(M:) Today I bought a copy of the China daily. This is the first time that I have bought an English language newspaper. I know I can only understand a little part of it. One day, I bought a copy simply out of curiosity. My teacher told me it’s a good material for learning English. It is also helpful even for those who learn many other foreign languages, like French and German. I haven’t got into the details of each piece. I have just gone over the headlines. I found it very interesting. There are many pictures and a weather report. It has many sections, such as Home news , International News, Business News and Sports News, and so on. Certainly there are many sections, too. I like a great deal of information and important news while I’m learning the English language.