(满分 150 分，考试时间 120 分钟)
I. Listening Comprehension（30 分） Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers.
At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. $10. 2. A. At 5:00. B. $15. B. At 5:15. C. $20. C. At 5:20. D. $25. D. At 5:35.
3. A. They had a wonderful day. C. They had a busy day that day. 4. A. At a hospital. 5. B. In a restaurant.
B. They turned up at the New Year ’s Party. D. They never liked New Year ’s Day. C. In a school. D. In a soap shop.
A. Their company requires all colleagues to receive the training. B. She is still not clear about some colleagues’ decisions. C. All the colleagues have agreed to go for the program. D. Only a few colleagues are allowed to take part in the program.
A. The woman should send flowers to her father. B. The woman should buy her father the camera as the gift. C. Clothing is a good birthday gift for her father. D. Birthdays are occasions for family get-together rather than gifts.
7. A. School calendar. C. Travel Destination.
B. Holiday plan. D. Parent-child relationship.
8. A. She thinks that there are many things that interest her. B. She hopes to earn more money from her work. C. She is not excited about the things in the new mall. D. She believes the prices of the goods are too low. 9. A. Jane has been engaged to someone working in the library. B. The man shouldn’t bother Jane because she was busy. C. Jane wasn’t doing something important or meaningful. D. Jane is the person to take care of the IT room. 10. A. She wants the door open to have some breeze in. B. She doesn’t want her talk with Mr. Maloney to be heard. C. It doesn’t matter much to her whether the door is closed or not. D. She has a poor relationship with Mr. Maloney.
Section B Directions: In section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. The jeep was returned to his friend. B. The jeep was shot by a villager. C. The jeep made through a difficult trip to the destination. D. The jeep went wrong and had to be stopped. 12. A. An old villager called a repairman to solve the problem. B. The man had to call his friend over to solve the problem. C. Some bananas were used to cover the hole on the tank jacket. D. The villagers helped to drag the car to the repair place. 13.A. Bananas are much more useful than other fruits. B. Many things can be useful in unexpected fields. C. Bananas should be used a lot in car industry. D. A person should always lend good cars to friends. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. 100. B. 200. C. 300. D. 500.
15. A. To lengthen the limit of working hours of the pilots. B. To strictly punish the pilots who fall asleep when flying. C. To shorten the pilots’ night flying time. D. To find new ways to fix mechanical problems. 16. A. Poor cooperation between the pilot and the co-pilot. B. Automatic flight adopted by most planes. C. Pilot exhaustion during the flights. D. Natural threats including storms and fogs. Section C Directions: In section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you hear. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation: Complete the report form. WRITE ONE WORD for each answer.
Purchase Serial Number: Reason for the change: Extra payment in all : Payment method selected:
___17___. Poor ___18___. $ ___19___. ___20___.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation: Complete the form. WRITE NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer. What role does PayPal play in money transfer and payment? What decides the PayPal charging fees for money transfers? Through what method does PayPal fight monetary crimes? What does PayPal allow QR codes paying to encourage? ___21___ ___22___ ___23___ ___24___.
II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A Directions: Read the following two passages. Fill in the blanks to make the passage coherent. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word. For the other blanks, fill in each blank with one proper word. Make sure that your answers are grammatically correct. (A) Roald Dahl, the famous children’s book writer, was born to Harold and Sofie Dahl on 13 September 1916. He was named (25)______ the explorer, Roald Amundsen, their national hero in Norway of that time. In 1920, when Dahl was four, his father died at the age of fifty seven. Instead of (26)______(move) back to Norway to live with her relatives, his mother decided to remain in Britain. It had been her husband’s wish to have their children (27)______(educate) in the best school in the world. At the age of eight, Dahl and four of his friends (28)______(beat) by the headmaster after playing a practical joke on a candy store owner. Throughout his childhood, Dahl was sent to several boarding schools. He wrote to his mother almost every day （ 29 ） ______ ______homesickness. On (30) ______ day when she died, he realized that she had saved every single one of his letters. Young Dahl used to dream of inventing a chocolate bar （31） ______ would win the praise of the owner of the chocolate company, Cadbury. This later became the inspiration for the (32) ______(hot) of all his books -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was the book that finally brought him world fame. (B) To many Singaporeans, Mr. Lee Kong Chian is a familiar name. Popularly known as the “Rubber and Pineapple King ”, he was a person who had donated generously to the society by pouring his wealth into charity work. Knowing (33)______ education means to a person, he devoted a lot of energy and money to (34)______(build) schools. He was particularly concerned with the less fortunate as he could relate himself to them.
Although Lee’s father knew Lee (35)______ receive education, his father wasn’t able to afford to send him to school. However, his father ’s friends helped him pay for his education. Having left school as an honour student, he went to work in the field of rubber and pineapple (36)______ he set up his own business later. Thanks to the golden timing then, he had hardly got familiar with the dealings in the field (37)_____ he enjoyed great success. His wealth rose rapidly and before long he became a millionaire. (38)______ wealthy he was, he never forgot his humble beginnings and was always ready (39)______(help). Since 1952 till today, the Lee Foundation which he founded (40)______(donate) three hundred million dollars to various causes with no conditions attached. His generosity has provided relief to the poor of all races. Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can be used only once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A complicated B. suitable F. access G. divide C. understand H. normally D. regularly I. obtain E. instant J. symbols K. refer
Among the note-taking forms in today’s US schools, the Cornell method is widely recommended. Providing a form for concentrating and organizing notes, the Cornell method sets up a system to direct students to ___41___ the paper into two columns. The note-taking column, which is usually on the right, is twice the size of the key word column on the left. The student should leave five to seven lines blank, at the bottom of the page. Notes from a lecture or teaching occupy the note-taking column which ___42___ contain the main ideas of the textbook or lecture. Most ___43___ ideas and long sentences are avoided while ___44___ or abbreviations（缩写） are preferred instead. To assist with future reviews, ___45___thoughts or questions should be noted down as soon as possible so that the students may ___46___ to these points for reflection or further research. The key-word column is a(n) ___47___ place to note down these ideas. These ideas may later turn into potential research results as students are always encouraged to reflect on the notes ___48___ or go deep into the questions further. Within 24 hours after the note-taking, the student must revise and then produce a short summary in the bottom space. Such move helps him to ___49___ the topic better. When preparing for a test, the student has ___50___ to a brief but detailed record of the previous classes. III. Reading Comprehension Section A Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context. In today’s American society, high school dropout has day by day grown into a big problem threatening social and economic stability, as many cases of family ___51___ or even tragedies, caused by youth dropout are grabbing headlines in media. Dropping out is defined as leaving
school without a high school diploma or equivalent ___52___ such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Although students who drop out come from various backgrounds, several ___53___ facts can be noticed. National data show that students from low-income, black or single-parent families are much more likely to drop out of school than their fellow students. ___54___ performance is also playing a role. Students receiving poor grades which, in turn, leads to __55___ self-recognition, are sure to be on the high-risk list of dropping out. In recent years, advances in technology have ___56___ the demand for a highly skilled labor force, changing a high school education into a minimum requirement for entry into the labor market. As high school completion has become a(n) ___57___ requirement for many entry-level jobs, dropouts are having a really hard time in today’s job market. On average, dropouts are more likely to be unemployed than high school graduates and to earn less money even if they ___58___ find jobs. Employed dropouts in a variety of studies are usually working at unskilled jobs or at ___59___ service occupations offering little opportunity for upward mobility. Considering the serious consequences dropping out may bring about, national leaders have demanded that schools, communities, and families take major steps to keep students at school. To make school attendance compulsory(强制的) looks like an effective measure. ___60___, many people fear that it will not go far as compulsory attendance usually indicates monitoring on students, which might cause ___61___ from the students. Others including President Obama, focus their dropout prevention efforts on a program to ___62___ class size, replacing large high schools with smaller learning communities where poor students can get ___63___ instruction from experienced teachers. Combined with frequent home visits by teachers, which definitely ___64___ families to participate in prevention efforts, the program is reported to take effect and the nationwide school attendance is ___65___. 51.A. objections 52. A. opportunities 53. A. common 54. A. Financial 55. A. separate 56. A. fueled 57. A. unbearable 58.A. eventually 59.A. long-lasting public-recognizing 60. A. Furthermore 61. A. opposition 62. A. maintain 63. A. individualized 64. A. spare 65.A. calling up B. However B. attention B. evaluate B. popularized B. encourage B. setting up C. Otherwise C. welcome C. narrow C. materialized C. corner C. picking up D. Therefore D. study D. complete D. socialized D. sponsor D. finishing up B. conflicts B. lengths B. strange B. Communicative B. negative B. changed B. joint B. attentively B. hard-working C. establishments C terms C. possible C. Academic C. significant C. challenged C. single C. readily C. low-paying D. happiness D. qualifications D. positive D. Social D. standard D. supposed D. basic D. generally D.
Section B Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read. (A) It was a cold night in Washington, D.C., and I was heading back to the hotel when a man approached me. He asked if I would give him some money so he could get something to eat. I'd read the signs: "Don't give money to beggars as most of them are swindlers." So I shook my head and kept walking. I wasn't prepared for a reply, but with no hesitation, he followed me and said, "I really am homeless and I really am hungry! You can come with me and watch me eat!" But I kept on walking. The incident kept bothering me for the rest of the week. I had money in my pocket and it wouldn't have killed me to hand over a dollar or two even if he hadn’t been a real beggar. On a freezing cold night, no less, I assumed the worst of a fellow human being. Flying back to Anchorage, I couldn't help thinking of him. I tried to reason my failure to help by supposing government agencies, churches and charities were there to feed him. Besides, you're not supposed to give money to beggars. Somewhere over Seattle, I started to write my weekly garden column for The Anchorage Daily News. Out of the blue, I came up with an idea. Bean's Cafe, a local charity service kitchen, feeds hundreds of hungry local people every day. Why not try to get all my readers to plant one row of vegetables or flowers in their gardens for Bean's? Plant a row for Bean's. It’s clean and simple. We didn't keep records back then, but the idea began to take off. Folks would fax me or call when they took something in. It’s food for the spirit and comfort for my conscience. In April 1995, the Garden Writers Association of America(GWAA) held their annual meeting in Anchorage and after learning our program, Plant a Row for Bean's became Plant a Row For The Hungry. The idea then was to have every member write or talk about planting a row for the hungry, which brought the program to national attention. As more and more people participated, new variations cropped up. Many companies gave free seeds to customers and displayed the logo for the program. Donations poured in. It was then that I could really stop feeling guilty. 66. The underlined word “swindlers” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to ______. A. policemen B. writers C. cheaters D. beggars 67. Why did the author think he assumed the worst of a fellow human being? A. Because he didn’t show fair respect to a beggar treating him badly. B. Because he could have helped a hungry man but he passed by. C. Because he believed that no people begged because of real hunger. D. Because he thought that charity work was the government ’s duty. 68. How did the author make up for what he had done? A. He set up a local kitchen to help the poor.
B. He planted a row of vegetables for charity. C. He called on people to donate money to the Bean’s. D. He initiated the idea of Plant a row for Bean’s. 69. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage? A. The beggar gave up the first time he was turned down by the author. B. The author invented the program inspired by the Anchorage Daily News. C. GWAA expanded the program concept and made it nationwide in 1995. D. The program was later taken over by some seeding companies. (B) Our magazine is presenting to you the top five i-phone(the best seller of Apple Company) applications for more fun on hiking(徒步旅行) or camping trips recommended by our A-list field hikers and travellers. 1. GPS Kit by Garafa – Get un-lost (for $10) What it does: Download before you leave or use your phone’s data connection to view maps from Google (satellite, landscape, cycling, and street), or Bing (shaded relief, street, or image). Record your movements, drop notes or photo makers on previously–downloaded Google Earth. 2. Photosynth by Microsoft – Perfect the view (for free!) What it does: Make interactive 360?x360? panoramas(全景) to your own taste. It saves the panorama as a single image to your camera roll after combining images. Once you get to know how to hold the iPhone and move to take the photos, you can have pretty simple, fast panoramas! 3. Soundcloud by Soundcloud – Share the sounds (for free!) What it does: Basic sound recorder with on-board editing (cutting) capabilities. Upload your recordings to the internet, share on social networks and listen to and follow others! It allows for super-simple recording and uploading to the internet. You can upload all the sounds as “non-shared’ files so you can download them to your computer for continued storage and editing. In addition, with this function, you will never fear your dirty laundries are to put you to shame. There is a growing community of users, including Paul Salopek who is walking around the world. 4. Postagram by Sincerely – Send moments (App is free!/$1 per card) What it does: The app allows personalized production of e-postcards right from your iPhone. Even photos pop out from the card for sweet fridge posting! There aren’t many post offices out in the mountains, so this can be critical to send a gift home. And even if there are post offices where you are traveling, sometimes it’s easier, cheaper, and more fun to send your own DIY messages home. 5. Planets by Q Continuum – Love the night sky (for free!) What it does: With automatic location detection, this basic App offers 2D maps and 3D maps of the sky for identifying planets and stars, gives you the rise/set visibility information for the sun and planets, and even has a few facts and visualizations of the moon and planets. Don’t forget to download it into your i-phone.
70. Through which application can you receive greetings from a faraway place instantly? A. GPS Kit B. Photosynth C. Postagram D. Planets 71. Soundcloud protects your privacy by ______. A. uploading your recordings to internet through password B. allowing you for continuous editing and storage as you like C. providing option to upload sounds accessible to only yourself D. defending you through dirty laundries shared online 72. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage? A. You don’t have to upload data online to make use of GPS Kit. B. E-postcards are free of charge once you have downloaded Postagram. C. Paul Salopek is the person who first put forward the idea of soundcloud. D. All five applications are already available in the i-phone when you buy the phone. 73. Which of the websites does this passage most probably appear? A. National Geographic. C. World Weatherlink. B. Homemade Groceries. D. Space Exploration.
(C) Is growth good for biodiversity(生物多样性)? To answer the question, it is critical to define what we mean by growth. Is growth gross domestic product (GDP), the "monetary value of all the finished goods within a country's borders"? Or does it mean improving the human standard of living? Today, when people say growth, they mean GDP, a measure that is over 70 years old. Actually GDP demonstrates negative implications for biodiversity, as this "growth" measures only money inflows while far more important is the balance sheet, which shows properties and debts. As biodiversity delivers no cash, it has no place in GDP system, but biodiversity provides the asset side of the balance sheet, such as forests, rivers, wetlands and animals—the list goes on. It is argued that growth is good for biodiversity in the long run as there is an environmental Kuznets curve where environmental conditions get worse in the early stages of modern economic growth, but improve once a growth level has been reached. According to some people, once GDP has been high, more resources are to invest in conservation, and new technologies are used to protect the nature. They said people would have more interest in protecting the environment, and some of the forests started to return and many pollutants were almost eliminated. Standing in America today it might appear that the environmental Kuznets curve works. At first sight there appears to be a logic. Today the US GDP is increasing while many precious species populations are also recovering? Such conditions, according to some people, can be explained by greater efficiency in cars or more efficient agricultural production. But in fact, the majority of the negative impacts have simply been exported. The high-polluting industries have been outsourced to developing nations. Therefore the bitterest punishments are largely felt beyond the borders while we Americans are enjoying high GDP and selfish biodiversity at the same time. This can be seen in the WWF annual Report, where species population trends are increasing by 7% in high-income countries and declining in middle- and low-income countries by 31% and 60% respectively.
It is self-evident that growth, as currently defined, has a major negative impact upon biodiversity. What needs to change is the definition of growth from a GDP-essential concept to a balance-sheet approach. Organisations and world community should work on creating new vision or reform that will help ensure a real balance between an improving standard of human life and a thriving biodiverse landscape. 74. According to the passage, the author ’s opinion toward GDP is that GDP______. A. has nothing to do with biodiversity as it serves as an economic ruler B. shouldn't have ignored biodiversity as it does good to balance sheet C. is out-dated as it leaves out productions outside a country ’s borders D. is a useful economic indicator as it honestly follows the Kuznets curve 75. The environmental Kuznets curve is seemingly working because ______. A. when US economy is strong, people have more interest in environment protection B. high GDP helps to introduce high technology for environment protection C. great fuel efficiency in cars and agriculture helps to protect environment D. the US makes other weak nations take the harmful consequences 76. The author ’s main opinion about growth-biodiversity is that ______. A. there’s no clear relationship between growth and biodiversity B. growth harms biodiversity with today ’s GDP-centred system C. biodiversity condition agrees with a country ’s economic growth D. the author is not sure about the exact influence of growth on biodiversity 77. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage? A. GDP focuses on balance sheet rather than monetary increase. B. Within borders, America is enjoying a better biodiversity right now. C. Many low-income nations are having a higher GDP growth than the U.S. D. Creative ways have been found to balance life standard and biodiversity. Section C Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. In recent years in America, the mandatory sentencing(强制判刑) movement has really changed the US prison size. The mandatory sentencing movement typically stated the minimum number of prison years for certain crimes people committed. It swept the United States in the 1970s, driving the state prison population up from less than 200,000 to about 1.4 million today and made prisoning budgets the second-fastest-growing state expense, only second to Medic-aid. But the current sentencing reforms in a growing number of states are starting to reverse that trend — causing the prison population to decline by about 3.8 percent since 2009. Central to the state reforms is a relatively new and more complicated way of information analysis about the law-breaker — including criminal history, drug abuse(滥用) and instances of anti-social behavior — to assess the likelihood of that individual’s committing a new crime. And by examining data, the states can revise policies to discourage them from going back to prison. Many states have found that many people go back to prison not for committing new crimes
but for technical mild violations（违反）, like failing drug tests or abnormal behaviors due to mental problems. With that knowledge, these states have moved to less costly and more effective actions to replace jail stay. Today, they tend more to send these people for community service. Some states are also jumping at what is known as the “justice reinvestment” approach, under which they channel significant sums of money into the existing programs on drug treatment and mental health, two main issues behind crimes for many law-breakers. Despite the advantages of a risk-assessment approach, some states are still flying blind mainly because they don’t have the resources to gather data. Moreover, a study has noted, handling high-risk and low-risk criminals in the same way is a big mistake, as “low risk individuals have an increased likelihood of committing crimes again when they receive treatment or services in the same programs as medium- and high-risk individuals.” (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 78. The mandatory sentencing movement had greatly increased prison population through ______. 79. What is the essential content of today ’s sentencing reforms? 80. What is many states’ softer punishment for minor offences? 81. Risk-assessment method is not adopted by all the states primarily because of ______.
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Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1． 视频聊天越来越受到人们的欢迎。(popular) 2． 万一家具在大火中毁掉了，保险公司是否会支付所有的损失？（in case） 3． 对油画感兴趣的人们能够在网上得到美术馆的免费票。 （free） 4． 尽管水果富含维生素，急切想减肥的女士们也不应该用水果来代替营养均衡的正餐。 (rich) 5． 只有通过广泛阅读，才能掌握知识，成为竞争激烈的 21 世纪所需要的人才。 （Only…） II Guided Writing（25 分） Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions. 近期，你校网站发起一项活动，投票选举一项你校学生共同参与的主题活动。给网站 编辑写信，谈谈你的看法。信中必须包括： 1. 你希望参与的活动。 2. 你推荐该活动的理由。 3. 你对此项活动的建议。 (文中不得出现考生姓名，学校等任何真实信息)
闸北区高三年级第一学期英语期末练习卷录音和参考答案 2014.1 I. Listening Comprehension（30 分） Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. M: What is the coach price from LA to Las Vegas. W: Well, the regular ticket price is 15 dollars but if you want to be more comfortable in large sofa seat, you can pay 10 dollars more for a business class ticket. Q: How much does a business class ticket cost? 2. W: It usually takes 20 minutes to get to the cinema. M: It’s about 5 o’clock. We are to meet Peter and Joan at the cinema gate 15 minutes before the film begins, which means we have to go now. Q: When does the film begin? 3. M: The New Year ’s Day was supposed to be a relaxing one. W: With so many things to do, it didn’t seem to be relaxing at all. Q: What does the woman imply about the New Year ’s Day? 4. M: Excuse me, Ma’am, but this is a non-smoking section. W: Oh, sorry. And I am ready to order. Any special steak or soup today? Q: Where does this conversation probably take place? 5. M: I guess all our colleagues are participating in this training program. W: I am not quite sure yet. Not everyone has given a definite reply in their emails to me. Q: What does the woman mean? 6. W: I still haven’t decided on the birthday gift for my Dad. Flowers are out of date and he is keen on digital cameras but these electronic things are expensive. M: Come on, once in a year. Isn’t it an occasion when you should not think too much about the price? Q: What does the man mean? 7． M: Hey， I just can’t believe that the winter vacation is around the corner. I am thinking about attending an IT course. How about you? W: I don’t know. My mum is intending to take me for a trip to Japan but I am not quite interested. Q: What are the two speakers mainly talking about? 8. M: Jenny. I heard that you went to the new shopping mall yesterday. Were there many things to get excited about?
W:Were there? I didn’t find out anything worth buying.
Q: What does the woman mean?
9. M: I asked Jane many times about the library information but she seems to be always engaged. I just don’t know why. W: Hey, just ask her again when the IT room is closed, which means the online games are not accessible to her. Q: What does the woman mean? 10. M: Do you want the door open or closed? W: I’d prefer some privacy if possible. You know my talk with Mr. Maloney might be quite open and frank. Q: What does the woman mean? Section B Directions: In section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. When I borrowed my friend’s ancient jeep for a trip to the mountain, he assured me of the vehicle’s good condition and I decided to give it a shot. At first, the drive up to the top of the mountain was smooth, and the magnificent landscape along the road took my breath away. But just minutes before I reached my destination, the smoke started to pour out of the engine. I was forced to stop at a small village from which the nearest repair place was miles away. Villagers gathered to look, some even starting to inspect the jeep. An old man patted me on the shoulder, saying, “ There’s a hole in the jacket of the water tank. You just need some green bananas!” Just as I was puzzled about what he said, a boy ran to us with green bananas in his arms. The old man cut one in half and pressed one half against the tank. The banana, to my surprise, melted against the hot metal, covering the hole instantly. After one more application of the green banana, the villagers waved me goodbye and within an hour, the jeep amazingly made it to repair place. This chance experience with the green banana showed me not only the genius of those villagers but also the potential of the green banana. In fact, as I thought about the experience further, I realized that the green banana had been there for ages, patiently waiting to be appreciated as more than a common fruit. The green banana taught me that if we can see the world in a new light, we may discover many more unexpected green bananas. Questions: 11. What happened to the ancient jeep on the way? 12. How was the problem solved? 13. What did the author learn from the incident? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
This is the local daily news. More than half of British airline pilots say they have fallen asleep during flight, a survey said yesterday. According to BALPA, the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA), 300 out of 500 commercial pilots surveyed admitted being asleep during work. And one third of these sleeping pilots said that they had woken up to find their co-pilot also asleep. Pilot exhaustion became the headlines and aroused public concern this week when a newspaper reported two pilots on a British flight fell asleep, leaving the full plane travelling automatically in the air. The survey came before the European governments decide on the air rule changes. The rule changes would mean that pilots could work a total of 110 hours in a two-week period, more than the 95-hour limit under the current regulations, and at night pilots could be expected to fly for up to 11 hours, against a current 10-hour limit. Many people are worried about the changes. Tiredness is already a major challenge for pilots who are deeply concerned that unscientific new EU rules will increase levels of tiredness, which is believed to be the leading cause for air accidents, beating mechanical faults and natural threats such as storms or fogs. Questions 14. How many pilots surveyed have found their co-pilots asleep during flight? 15. What is the air rule change proposed by European governments? 16. What is the No. 1 reason for the flight accidents? Section C Directions: In section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you hear. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation: W: Ticketmaster. How can we help you? M: Hello. This is David Johnson. I have booked two basketball tickets yesterday online through your website. And I am afraid I have to make some changes. W: OK, sir. Can you give me your purchase serial number so that I can locate your purchase information? M: It’s BX3256, under the customer name Johnson. W: Yes, Mr. Johnson. You have booked two tickets for a basketball game between LA Lakers and Orlando Magic on Nov 23. What can I help you with? M: Well, I am thinking about changing our seats from the back to the front. It turned out that my girlfriend is poor in eyesight. I fear that she can’t see the stadium clearly from the back. W: Sure sir. I should note down your stated reason for the change: Poor eyesight. OK, and there are two seats available at the 5th row. It’s quite near the main stadium. M: Oh, good.
W: But of course you have to pay for the price difference. Your previous ticket is 54 dollars each and the new ticket is 224 dollars each, which means you have to pay an extra 170 dollars for each ticket. 340 dollars in total. Cash and credit cards are both acceptable. M: I will pay cash. W: Then you can go to the stadium box office on that day, state your serial number and pay on site. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation: M：Hey, Jenny. It ’s going to be Thanksgiving . Have you bought anything? W: Sure. I have bought a lot of stuff online. M: Online? Is it safe? I mean paying online with your credit card. W: I am paying through PayPal. It ’s a global e--business allowing payments and money transfers. It serves as electronic bridge to replace traditional paper payments, such as checks and money orders. M: It sounds good. Does PayPal charge fees for the money transfers? W: Yes, the fees vary according to customer type. M: Then how about the online fraud? I mean how does PayPal protect customers’ money against crimes. W: Well, PayPal introduces a security key. The customer enters his login ID and password and is then directed to enter a six-digit security key. M: I see. That’s helpful. I guess PayPal must be very popular worldwide. W: Yes, sure. And paypal has allowed users to pay with QR codes in order to encourage mobile payment. M: That’s a fashionable trend.
答案： 1. D 2. D 3. C 4. B 5. B 6. B 7. B 8. C 9. C 10. B 11-13 DCB 14-16 AAC 17. BX3256 18. eyesight 19. 340 20. Cash. 21. Electronic bridge. 22. Customer type. 23. Security key. 24. Mobile payment. 25. after 26. moving 27. educated 28. were beaten 29. because of 30. the 31. that/which 32. hottest 33. what 34. building 35. must 36. where 37. when 38. However 39. to help 40. has donated 41 G 42. H 43. A 44. J 45. E 46. K 47. B. 48. D 49. C 50 F 51-55 BDACB 56-60 ADACB 61-65 ACABC 66-69 CBDC 70-73 CCAA 74-77 BDBB 78. stating a minimum number of prison years for certain crimes 79. A new and more complicated way of criminal information analysis. 80. Community service. 81. lack of resources
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