西南大学附中 2012—2013 学年度下期期中考试
听下面一段对话，回答第 8 至第 10 题。 8． Why did Bob give Nancy a call? A. To ask her to buy some tennis tickets. C. To invite her to watch a tennis match. 9． What is N
ancy going to do tomorrow evening? A. Go to a concert. B. Clean up her flat. B. At 7:30. C. Go to a theater. C. At 10:30. 10． When will the concert on next Saturday evening be over? A. At 5:30. 听下面一段对话，回答第 11 至第 13 题。 11． What are the speakers talking about? A. The man’s trip to New York. C. The lady’s physics class. 12． What did the lady see in New York? A. The New York library. C. The Statue of Liberty. B. The New York City Park. B. The lady’s trip to New York. B. To invite her to go to a concert.
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一、听力（共两节，满分 30 分）
第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 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． What does the man want the woman to do? A. Send for a doctor for him. B. Ask for sick leave for him. C. Buy some medicine for him.
13． What advice did the lady give the man? A. Visit New York in spring or fall. B. Visit New York when it is hot. C. Visit the Statue of Liberty. 听下面一段对话，回答第 14 至第 17 题。 14． Whom is the woman buying the gifts for? A. Her cousin. A. Twenty dollars. A. A MP3 player. A. The woman will buy nothing. C. The man will give another suggestion. 听下面一段独白，回答第 18 至第 20 题。 18． Where can the listeners buy Beginning English? A. In the bookshop. B. In the classroom. B. Walk around. B. Typing. C. In the main office. C. Eat in the classroom. C. English. 19． What can the listeners do during the break? B. Her nephew. B. Thirty dollars. B. A football. C. Her brother. C. Fifty dollars. C. A desk lamp. B. The woman will buy a desk lamp. 15． How much does the woman want to spend on the gift?
2． How is the man planning to go to New York? A. By bus. B. By plane. C. By train.
3． What does the man think of the city? A. Quite good. B. Not good enough. C. Just OK.
4． What program will be on at half past nine tonight? A. English Learning for Children. 5． Where are the two speakers? A. At home. B. At a shop. C. At school. B. Science and Health. C. Women’s Football Match.
16． What gift did the woman give to him as New Year ’s present? 17． What is most likely to happen next?
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。 每段对话后有几个小题， 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 和第 7 题。 6． Which of the following does the man phone? A. A post office. B. A newspaper office. C. A repair office.
A. Go online. 20． What class is on Tuesday? A. Maths.
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7． What is the man’s telephone number? A. 8741-71847. B. 8714-71847. C. 8714-71487.
二、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． Exploring ________ space is exciting, yet dangerous. There is _______need for both robots and humans for space exploration. A. the; a B. a; the C. /; a D. /; /
31． The teacher, along with 5 of her students, ________talking with a foreign teacher in the English Corner at that time. A. was A. his eyes fixing on C. his eyes were fixed on — Oh, I _______my dog in the park then. B. were C. had been B. fixed his eyes on D. his eyes fixed on D. would be 32． Will was lying on the grass, _______the sky thick with stars.
22． — I’m going to Paris next week. — What a ________! So am I. A. pity B. coincidence C. accident D. chance
33． — I phoned you at 7 yesterday evening but nobody answered. A. walked A. For later. D. having been A. Based B. Basing C. Base D. To base B. was walking B. In C. had walked C. With D. would walk D. On
23． John thinks it won’t be long __________ he is ready for his new job. A. when B. after C. before D. since
34． _______ details of this job, please contact our manager Mr. Smith at 8765323. 35． ________ an important decision more on emotion than on reason, you will regret it sooner or
24． — There is a story here in the paper about a 110-year-old man. — My goodness! I can’t imagine________that old. A. to be B. to have been C. being
25． _________ the unwritten rule goes, study is good, but health comes first. A. Which B. That C. As D. What
三、完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 36—55 各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选 出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A
26． Many grocery stores use misting, a process ________vegetables are sprayed with water, to keep vegetable fresh. A. which B. that C. what D. where
When I was 17, I read a quote: “If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made a(n) 36 on me， and since then， for the past 33 years, I have looked in 37 day of my life， would I want to the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the I know I need to choices in life, 38 40 something． 39 soon is the most important tool to help me make the big 41 only what is truly important. Remembering that 42 . almost everything—all expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or
27． I told Sally how to get there, but perhaps I ________ for her. A. had to write it out C. should have written it out B. must have written it out D. need to have written it out
do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, Remembering that I’ll be
28． — We have to stop talking here outside. Listen, ________! — Hurry up, or we’ll be late. A. there the bell goes C. there goes the bell B. there does the bell go D. goes the bell there
failure—just falls away in the face of death,
you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to You are already naked．There is no reason not to follow your heart. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to 43 44 45
29． — Try not to work yourself too hard. Take it easy. — Thanks. __________ A. So what? B. No way. C. What for? D. You too.
don’t want to die to get there. And it, because Death is very likely to be for the new. Right now the new is you,
yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever the single best invention of Life. It clears out the old to but someday not too long from now, you will 46 Your time is
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30． Gaining the knowledge ________ environmental protection will help you to become a qualified environmentalist. A. addicted to B. concerned about C. related to D. appealed to
become the old and be cleared away.
47 , so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other ’s
opinions drown out your own inner voice．Everything else is secondary. 36．A．surprise 37．A．last 38．A．change 39．A．dead 40．A．despite 41．A．including 42．A．value 43．A．sky 44．A．experienced 45．A．make good 46．A．dramatically 47．A．important B．impression B．first B．supply B．fired B．because B．possessing B．reach B．space B．encountered B．make up B．gradually B．narrow C．choice C．worst C．provide C．murdered C．though C．leaving C．gain C．universe C．escaped C．make way C．regularly C．perfect D．call D．best D．achieve D．failed D．if D．facing D．lose D．heaven D．observed D．make clear D．likely D．limited
49．A. As for 50．A. remained 51．A. book 52．A. received 53．A. against 54．A. honorable 55．A. reduce
B. Thanks to B. followed B. diary B. accepted B. of B. responsible B. remove
C. Regard to C. left C. portrait C. owned C. for C. unforgettable C. replace
D. Result in D. stayed D. map D. sent D. at D. irreplaceable D. reply
四、阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分）
阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项 A、B、C 和 D 中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将 该项涂黑。 A It was the summer of 1965. DeLuca, then 17, visited Peter Buck, a family friend. Buck asked DeLuca about his plans for the future. “I’m going to college, but I need a way to pay for it,” DeLuca
B Ling Ruiming has long dreamed of traveling around the world. But when the 86-year-old man was diagnosed with terminal cancer, it 49 48 that his dream would never come true.
recalls saying. “Buck said, ‘You should open a sandwich shop.’ ” That afternoon, they agreed to be partners, and they set a goal: to open 32 stores in ten years. After doing some research, Buck wrote a check for $1000. DeLuca rented a storefront(店面) in Connecticut, and when they couldn’t cover their start-up costs, Buck kicked in another $1000. But business didn’t go smoothly as they expected. DeLuca says, “After six months, we were doing poorly, but we didn’t know how badly, because we didn’t have any financial controls.” All he and Buck knew was that their sales were lower than their costs. DeLuca was managing the store and going to the University of Bridgeport at the same time. Buck was working at his day job as a nuclear physicist in New York. They ’d meet Monday evenings and brainstorm ideas for keeping the business running. “We persuaded ourselves to open a second store. We figured we could tell the public, ‘We are so successful; we are opening a second store.’ ” And they did—in the spring of 1966. Still, it was a lot of learning by trial and error. 53 different backgrounds from But the partners’ learn-as-you-go approach turned out to be their greatest strength. Every Friday, DeLuca would drive around and hand-deliver the checks to pay their suppliers(供应商). “It probably took my two and a half hours and it wasn’t necessary, but as a result, the suppliers got to know me very well, and the personal relationships established really helped out.” DeLuca says. And having a goal was also important, “ There are so many problems that can get you down. You
a micro blog his granddaughter Ling Yifan posted on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like
platform, Ling Ruiming was able to travel around the world within several days. “My grandpa is sick with few days 50 ,” she wrote. “All he wanted to do is to travel around
the world. Could you please do him a favor of taking him around the world by taking a photo with his 51 at your place?” Within three hours, the post was forwarded (转发) tens of thousands of times. Ling Yifan has 52 more than 20,000 replies with photos of her grandfather ’s portrait at places around the world,
including the River Thames in England and the Berlin Wall in Germany, even a picture at the South Pole. Her grandfather was delighted and grateful to see his photo
all over the world. Ling Yifan said, “It was not until three months ago, when my grandfather was diagnosed and moved to Peking University Third Hospital, that I realized the love between family members is the most precious and grandpa’s dream and 48．A. looked 55 54 part of life. What I did is just my way to fulfill the
some of his regrets.” B. proved C. supposed D. appeared
just have to keep working toward your goal,” DeLuca adds.
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DeLuca ended up founding Subway Sandwich, the multimillion-dollar restaurant chain. 56．DeLuca opened the first sandwich shop in order to__________. A. support his family B. pay for his college education C. help his partner expand business D. do some research 57．Which of the following is true of Buck? A. He put money into the sandwich business. B. He was a professor of business administration. C. He was studying at University of Bridgeport. D. He rented a storefront for DeLuca. 58．What can we learn about their first shop? A. It stood at an unfavorable place. B. It lowered the price to promote the sales. C. It made no profits. D. It lacked control over the quality of sandwiches. 59．They decided to open a second store because they_______. A. had enough money to do it B. had succeeded in their business C. wished to meet the increasing demand of customers D. wanted to make believe that they were successful
Throw a clothes exchange party! Are you dying for that sweater your friend wore the other day? Well, maybe she’ll trade for that old T-shirt you have. Here’s a website that helps you organize an exchange party (www.swapstyle.com), or just plan your own! Go natural with organic make-up. Applying unnatural products on your skin wasn’t exactly that nature intended. Try switching to a line of organic make-up and cosmetics for a different way to bring out your natural beauty. Home Drop a brick in your toilet tank! Literally! According to the EPA, flushing (冲洗) makes up 30 percent of a household’s water use (about three to six gallons per flush). By placing a brick in your toilet tank, you can help to conserve the amount of water used during each flush. Work Print smarter. Printing and copying can be one of the most costly operations in any office. To save on ink and paper costs, print double-sided and try to fit more than one page on a sheet. More printing tips can be found here: lifehacker.com Turn off your computer. Do you leave your computer on over night? If so, you’re using up a good amount of electricity. If you can, try turning off your computer and the power strip it ’s connected to. If you can’t, shut off your monitor at least. Transportation Organize a car pool (拼车). There are many benefits to carpooling. You save on gas and you get to ride in the HOV lines. Get connected with your neighbors and co-workers to start sharing rides and check out this website for more tips: www.erideshare.com. Lose the car and get a bike. If you live close to where you work, try taking a bike instead of driving. You’ll keep in shape and save on gas!
B In November of 2007, NBC Universal launched its first official Green Week. Throughout the week, NBC Universal presented over 150 hours of environmentally themed content through multiple platforms (平台). Now, NBC Universal is proud to present Green Week 2012. With a new theme and message of “Green Your Routine”, NBC and NBC.com presents green-themed tips in several of our daytime life, among several other features here on the “Green Your Routine” site. Fashion & Beauty
Every small step and efforts makes a difference! Be sure to GREEN YOUR ROUTINE! 60．NBC Universal holds Green Week activities ________. A. in a university C. in an office 61．This year, Green Week welcomes________. A. advice on how to improve the website B. suggestions about how to make their activities more interesting C. tips on what to do to make our life greener
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B. in a park D. on the Internet
D. opinions on whether we should have campaigns 62．Which of the following statement is TRUE according to the passage?. A. Never use make-up and cosmetics any more. B. Putting a brick in the toilet tank can help flash quickly. C. Printing double-sided can save paper costs. D. You’ll keep fit through carpooling. 63．The passage is mainly intended to _______. A. call on readers to be environmentally friendly and present some good tips B. tell readers to be environmentally friendly while travelling C. persuade readers to ride bicycles when travelling D. inform readers of measures to improve our environment C When it comes to success in business and success in life, there are few qualities as important as confidence. People naturally have different levels of confidence. Some have a higher level of confidence than others do, but even those whose confidence is lacking can learn to build their level of confidence and reach their most important goals. Increasing self confidence is one of the most common reasons people give for seeking the help of psychologists and other professionals. One of the many places where a greater level of confidence is useful is in the workplace. We all know how difficult it can be, for instance, to ask the boss for a raise. This process can be extremely difficult for those who lack confidence in their own abilities. After all, if you are unsure about your own abilities, how will you ever convince your boss that you deserve more money for the work you do? Even if you are not asking for that big raise, having plenty of confidence in your abilities is important to success. If you are certain of your abilities, chances are that those around you, whether they are your coworkers, your colleagues or your superiors, will see that confidence, and that will help to assure them that you are the best at what you do. Being thought of as the person to go to, and being seen as an expert in your chosen field, is naturally very important to success on the job. If you can make yourself the person people go to for guidance and advice, you will help to protect yourself from the ever present danger of downsizing. After all, if you are a recognized expert at the office, you will be regarded as an indispensable member of the team. Having a high level of confidence, after all, does not mean overlooking the places where you
could improve. Knowing what you do well and where you need help will help you enjoy increased success and confidence. 64．What is the passage mainly about? A. The influence of confidence on one’s life. B. The importance of confidence to success. C. The difference of people’s confidence. D. The judgment on one’s confidence. 65．Psychologists and other professionals can offer help to those _____. A. who think their goals are hard to reach B. who expect to give guidance to others C. who want to ask the boss for a raise D. who dream to be recognized experts 66．What does the underlined word “indispensable” in Paragraph 5 probably mean? A. important B. attractive C. outspoken D. energetic 67．What message does the author want to express in the last paragraph? A. To overlook one’s disadvantages. B. To make full use of one’s advantages. C. To have great confidence in one’s abilities. D. To make objective evaluations of one’s abilities.
D A blog can be a very effective way of spreading the words about yourself, and your other writing. It can unshroud your knowledge, and create an ongoing relationship with your readers. A good blog is more than just a marketing tool; it’s also an expression of your personality. An obvious starting point is to post samples of your work that not only show off your skills and writing ability but also leave people wanting more. Post selections from the most exciting parts of your stories but end them just as the action reaches its peak. If you write nonfiction (写实文学), show people what they could achieve, and give them a few steps to get them started. Give tips, information and advice about the subjects you cover. For example, something about struggling with difficulty and many other issues like this. Your writing tips can also be included, as well as interesting, strange or funny things you discovered during your research. Whenever you contact an expert, ask if he or she has any interesting stories you could use. You may also give background
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information about your stories and the locations. Give details of coming posts on your blog, so people can watch out for you, or come and meet you. Personal news will help people feel better connected to you. Include photos of objects and locations in your writing, famous people you meet, the views from your window, and your favorite things—with a note about where they came from and what they mean to you. Look out for things that will help your readers get to know you better, know the subject better, or anything else you think they might find useful, inspiring or entertaining. If you only occasionally post things on your blog, people have a tendency to forget you. As a writer you shouldn’t ever run out of interesting materials to fill your blog with—and your readers will love you for it. 68．Which is the best title for the text? A. What to Blog about C. Why to Launch a Blog B. How to Start a Blog D. How to Make Website Attractive
Several changes have brought wild animals to the cities. Foremost is that air and water quality in many cities has improved as a result of the 1970s pollution-control efforts. Meanwhile, rural areas have been built up, leaving many animals on the edges of suburbs. In addition, urban wildlife refuges (避难处) have been created. The Greater London Council last year spent $750, 000 to buy land and build 10 permanent wildlife refuges in the city. Over 1,000 volunteers have donated money and cleared rubble from abandoned spots. One evening last year a fox was seen on Westminster Bridge looking up at Big Ben. For peregrine falcons (游隼), cities are actually safer than rural cliff dwellings (悬崖栖息地). By 1970 the birds had died out east of the Mississippi because the DDT had made their eggs too thin to support life. That year, scientist Tom Cade of Cornell University began raising the birds for release in cities, for cities afforded abundant food. Cities can attract wild animals without turning them harmful. The trick is to create habitats where they can be self-sufficient but still be seen and appreciated. Such habitats can even be functional. In San Francisco, the local government is testing different kinds of rainwater control basins to see not only which ones retain (保持) the cleanest water but which will attract the most birds. 72．The first paragraph suggests that ________. A. environment is the key to wildlife B. tour books are not always a reliable source of information C. London is a city of fox D. foxes are highly adaptable to environment 73．Which of the following is NOT a reason that wildlife is returning to the cities? A. Food is plentiful in the cities. B. Wildlife is appreciated in the cities. C. Wildlife refuges have been built in the cities. D. Air and water quality has improved in the cities. 74．It can be inferred from the passage that ________. A. Londoners are putting more and more wild animals into their zoos E B. Londoners are happy to see wild animals return to their city C. Londoners are trying to move wild animals back to the countryside D. Londoners have welcomed the wild birds, but found foxes a problem 75．What is the passage mainly about? A. Wildlife returning to large cities.
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69．The underlined word “unshroud” in the first paragraph means ________. A. hold out C. show off 70．You’d better blog about ________. A. the difficulties of your position to readers B. the entertaining stories you have C. advice about your readers’ subjects D. masterpieces from famous writers 71．What does the author suggest for keeping a blog? A. Posting things on your blog once in a while. B. Adding new stories to it every day. C. Filling it with attractive things frequently. D. Loving it as your life. B. turn up D. put down
One thing the tour books don’t tell you about London is that 2,000 of its residents are foxes. As native as the royal family, they fled the city about centuries ago after developers and pollution moved in. But now that the environment is cleaner, the foxes have come home, one of the many wild animals that have moved into urban areas around the world.
B. Foxes returning to London.
C. Wild animals living in zoos.
D. A survey of wildlife in New York.
假如你是李华，你的美国朋友 Helen 将要来到你校参加为期一个月的中文学习并入住寄宿家 庭。请写信帮助她了解中国的社交规则，请你根据下面提示给他写一封电子邮件。 1. 2. 3. 4. 见到主人时要跟他握手，并问候他的家人; 在闲聊时，要注意准备好话题及开场白，避免过多眼神接触等； 收到礼物以及赞美的话如何回应； 其他建议......（至少两点）
五、写作（满分 35 分）
写作一： （满分 15 分） 请根据以下提示，按要求用英文写作，结合亲身经历发表你的感想，词数不少于 60. Never be afraid of making mistakes. Actually, we’re making progress by making mistakes. Mistakes show where success lies. 注意：1. 无须写标题，不得照抄英语提示语； 2. 应紧扣材料，有明确观点。 ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________
写作要求：1. 信的开头和结尾已经给出，不计入总词数； 2. 适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3. 词数 100 词左右。 Dear Helen, Hi! How is everything going on with you? I’m glad to hear that you will come to our school and live in a host family. __________________________________________________________________
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Yours sincerely, Li Hua
写作二： （满分 20 分）
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西南大学附中 2012—2013 学年度下期期中考试
一、听力（共 20 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 1—5 BCACB 21—25 CBCCC 36—40 BAAAB 56—59 BACD 6—10 CBBCC 26—30 DCCDC 41—45 CDDCC 60—63 DCCA 11—15 BCABA 31—35 ADBAB 46—47 BD 68—71 ACBC 48—55 DBC CAADA 72—75 ABBA 16—20 ABCBA 二、单项填空（共 15 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 三、完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 三、阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 64—67 BAAD 第一节 书面表达一，满分 15 分。 （参考范文） Mistakes are unavoidable in life. But attitudes towards them may make a difference. I still remember how my spoken English improved. At the beginning, I always kept silent in oral class to avoid making mistakes. When my teacher knew about my situation, he encouraged me to speak out what I wanted to regardless of mistakes. Practice makes perfect. With time going by, I build up my confidence, and now I can talk fluently in English. Just as the saying goes, “Every bean has its black.” Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Learn from them, and success is just awaiting us. 第二节 书面表达二，满分 20 分。 （参考范文） Dear Helen, Hi! How is everything going on with you? I’m glad to hear that you are coming to our school and live in a host family. I’m writing this letter to share with you some tips of social communication. Firstly, remember to shake hands with your host and hostess on your arrival. You’d better greet their family warmly as well. Secondly, it’s important to do a little advance planning if you are going to do some small talk. Have some topics and conversation openers ready. To gaze intently may show your attentiveness, but is not that necessary. The best way is to avoid too much eye contact. Thirdly, if you receive some compliments or gifts from the host, a simple expression of “ Thank you” will do. While at dinner, we usually wait for the elders to sit and eat first and don’t forget to take your chance to praise the host for the good cooking. I hope these ideas will be of great help to you. Look forward to your reply. Yours sincerely, Li Hua
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