2013.4 II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer th
at best completes the sentence 25. In China, people who earn no more than 2,300 yuan a year are classified as living ________the poverty line. A. over B. below C. with D. in
26. These are not the goals that John set for himself, but ________his mother didn't realize herself. A. one B. these C. the ones D. that 27. Walking into the dormitory, I was surprised to find my jeans ________ on my bed. A. nearly piling B. being neatly piled C. to be neatly piled D. neatly piled 28. What ________ made a ticket so expensive during the Spring Festival travel rush? A. it was that B. that it was C. was it that D. was it 29. Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness, ________？ A. can it B. can't it C. did it D. didn't it 30. - When shall we start the restoration of the historic buildings? -Not until out plan _____ by the committee. A. will be approved B. will approve C. approves D. is approved
31. global warming is natural or not, saving energy is crucial for the future. A. While B. No matter C. Whether D. Despite 32. Shampoo of low quality often damages your hair, ___ . A. so is the stress in life B. so the stress in life is C. so does the stress in life D. so the stress in life does 33. The saying is familiar to everyone in Shanghai ____ there is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
A. that B. when C. that although D. since 34. According to the 12th Five-Year Place, our country _____ bring down energy consumption by 16 to 17 percent. A. shall B. can C. need D. ought to 35. In order to gain a bigger share in the market, many companies are striving ____ their products more competitive. A. having made B. making C. made D. to make 36. You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, ____ you are to them. A. what B. as C. since D. once 37. Some young people just take it for granted ___ they depend on their parents to find job. A. because B. when C. that D. which 38. Horse DNA has been found in cottage pies ____ to 47 schools in Lancashire, which proved for the first time that horse meat has found its way into British school dinners. A. being sent B. sent C. sending D. to sent 39. The boys on duty rushed to the playground, ____ much work unfinished. A. left B. to leave C. leaving D. having left 40. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point they started. A. that B. when C. where D. which
Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A. normal B. analysis C. involved D. contrary E. additional F. accurate G. weighed H. relationship I. linked J. average
The time children spend outdoors could be ___41___ to a reduced risk of being short-sighted research suggests. A(n) _42__ of eight previous studies by University of Cambridge researchers found that for e ach ___43___ hour spent outside per week, the risk of shortsightedness reduced by 2%. Exposure
to natural light and time spent looking at distant objects could be key factor, they s aid. The studies ___44___ more than 10,000 children and adolescents. Researchers are presenting their findings at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Florida Dr. Justin Sherwin and his research team concluded that short-sighted children spent on ___45___ 3.7 fewer hours per week outdoors than those who either had _46__ vision or were long-sighted. But they said the reasons why were not yet clear. They expected to find that children who spent more time outdoors also spent less time doing activities like reading, studying or playing computer games, but no such link was found in two of the eight studies which looked at this __47_. However, Dr Sherwin said they would now need more ___48___ data to try to understand which factors, such as increased use of distance vision, reduced use of near vision, natural ultra v iolet light exposure or physical activity, are most important. There are also other factors to consider, he said. "Any increase in time spent outdoors must be ___49___ against exposure to UV radiation 一 and the increased risk of skin cancer, cataracts and other cancers. On the other hand, increasing outdoor physical activity could protect against diabetes and obesity, vitamin D deficiency and oste oporosis, for example," he said.
III. Reading comprehension Section A Directions: For each blank in the following passages 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. Joining a book club can be a very rewarding experience introducing you to a world of literature that you normally wouldn't select for yourself. It's a great way to start reading more and gain a dee per understanding on your reading material and allows you to meet other people with ___50___ in terest to yours. It's always tempting to select a classic or a book that you loved so much that you are ___51___ the group will enjoy it too. However book club is also about getting out of your own literary ___5 2 ___zone as much as it is about reading more. Picking something you haven? t read will mean th e story is as __53___for you as for everyone else. A great way to select a book is to check for onli ne ___54___ or ask friends outside the club for their top suggestions? Although a book per month sounds ___55___ , sometimes things get in the way and suddenly
it's the week before book club and you haven't even opened the front cover yet. ___56___ specific evenings for reading or ___57___ some time during the weekend is a great way to form a reading habit. Creating a group for your club on ___58___ media is great way to stay in ___59___ and allows changes to dates / times to be made with less trouble than texting or phoning. Here you can ___60 ___ state the book for that month for anyone who has missed it and it is a really nice way to keep e ach 61 by sharing progress and thoughts on the book. This group can be set to be completely ___6 2___ so that only members can see the page or ___63___ with members. Finally book club is a really great way to meet people and to gain a fresh perspective on the books you read. It is also a great way to 64 your passion for reading. 50. A. high 51. A. surprised 52. A. danger 53. A. exciting 54. A. administration 55. A. available 56. A. scheduling 57. A. deciding on 58. A. social 59. A. mind 60. A. classically 61. A. motivated 62. A. political 63. A. contact 64. A. fuel B. common B. doubtful B. service B. puzzling B. presentation B. manageable B. spending B. staying up B. news B. touch B. firmly B. occupied B. private B. negotiate B. cool C. enormous C. sure C. time C. demanding C. recommendation C. incredible C. sacrificing C. approving of C. mass C. confidence C. truthfully C. accustomed C. professional C. interact C. train D. unique D. familiar D. comfort D. frightening D. cooperation D. sociable D. separating D. setting aside D. multiple D. progress D. officially D. associated D. practical D. bargain D. direct
Section B Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or u nfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the o ne that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read.
(A) A man suspected that his wife had a hearing problem. In order to confirm this, he walked up quietly behind her and, at about ten paces away, he asked, “Can you hear me, Jane?" There was no reply from his wife. He then moved five steps closer and asked, "Can you hear me, Jane?" His wife still did not answer. Started to realize how bad his wife's hearing was, he moved up another two paces and asked, "Jane, can you hear me now?" This time he heard his wife say, "Yes, I can hear you! I've already told you three times." As I laugh at this story， I sense that I am seeing a inflection of myself. How many times have I acted like this “husband”? That is, when there is a problem, I tend to think that it must be the other person? s fault — but then it turns out that I am the one who is to blame! Sometimes, I think I am being tolerant of other people, without realizing that I am actually the one who is being tolerated The man in the joke was not a bad person. Because he wasn't very confident about his suspicion, he used a three-step process to search for the truth. And, happily at the third step he did find out th e true situation: his dear wife has indeed retained her good hearing. We as the "husbands" may not even have this questioning spirit in regard to ourselves, because we genuinely think we have enou gh evidence to prove that there is nothing wrong with us. Furthermore, if others share our opinion, we feel even more confident. As to how good the "hearing" of those who share our opinion is, and how good our own hearing is, we don't have time to consider that. 65. Why did the husband ask the same question three times? A. To test his own hearing. B. To see how poor his wife's hearing is. C. To show how tolerant he is. D. To get the definite answer to the question. 66. Why does the writer say the man was not a bad person? A. Because he didn't know the true situation. B. Because he blamed himself for his suspicion. C. Because he had certain questioning spirit. D. Because he lacked self-confidence. 67. What's the moral of the story? A. Everyone should have confidence in himself. B. Don't blame others unless you have enough evidence.
C. Only when others share your opinions can you believe yourself. D. Before criticizing others, we'd better reflect upon ourselves.
B StayinWales.co-uk Find your Welsh holiday here! Bed & Breakfast - St David's Ramsey House Catering exclusively for adults, Ramsey House offers you professional hotel standards of accommodation and food service coupled with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a high-class no n-smoking guest house. Situated within walking distance of St David? s, the smallest city in Europe, the house stands i n its own attractive gardens and has private off-road parking, In the opposite direction, there is eas y access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, where you can see some of Britain's most spectacular" c oastal scenery with its abundant bird life and wild flowers. We have three double and three twin rooms. Each is individually furnished and decorated to 4-star standard with comfortable beds, color TV, hair dryers and plenty of mirrors. All first-floor rooms have views of either the sea, the Cathedral or open country, and there are three-grounded-floor rooms with garden views, ideal for guests unable to climb stairs. Our full Welsh breakfast offers you a great start to the day with homemade breads muffins, marmalade and preserver. We can also prepare fresh picnic lunches for your day out walking the C oast Path of on the beaches. There is a comfortable lounge with lots of books and leaflets about Pembrokeshire to help you plan your excursions. Weather permitting, guests may enjoy and peace of our gardens and watch t he birds feeding. Drinks are served in both the garden and lounge. We also have secure bicycle storage and a laundry where clothes can be cleaned and ironed. Nearby are some of the safest and cleanest beaches in Europe offering a variety of water sports inc luding sailing, surfing and wind-surfing. We are also conveniently situated for easy access to the b ird sancurary islands of Ramsey, Skomer and Skokholm. A warm welcome awaits you at Ramsey House all year round. You will find it the ideal touring centre in all seasons.
Proprietors: Ceri & Elaine Morgan 68. Which of the following travelers are unlikely to choose Ramsey House? A. Wheelchair users who enjoy holidays by the coast. B. A married couple with two young children. C. Young people who come to the beach by bicycle. D. Bird lovers who drive expensive cars. 69. Travelers choosing Ramsey House should put a in their luggage. A. portable iron B. hair dryer C. mirror D. tooth brush 70. Which of the following is true about Ramsey House? A. It is a 4-star hotel. B. It is far away from St. David's. C. It provides breakfast and picnic lunch. D. All the rooms have views of the sea. 71. Staying in Ramsey, guests can __________. A. surf the internet at night B. park their cars in the garden C. smoke in the lounge and bedroom D. get free information about Pembrokeshire (C) On International Women's Day, 8 March 2013 UN Women will launch "One Woman: A song for UN Women", a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring more than 20 artists from acro ss the globe. As of today,behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song's year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch. On March 8, the site w ill feature the full song video and make the track available for download. "One Woman" calls for change and celebrates acts of courage and determination by ordinary w omen who daily make extraordinary contributions to their countries and communities. The lyrics ( 歌词)are inspired by stories of women whom UN Women has supported. UN Women is the UN organization charged with advancing women's empowerment (授权)and gender equality worldwide. It began its work in 2011, the first new UN organization in decades. "One Woman" is the first theme song for a UN organization.
Initially performed during the launch event for UN Women in the UN General Assembly Hall in 2011, “One Woman" aims to become a rallying cry (战斗口号）that inspires listeners about the mission of UN Women and engages them to join in the drive for women's empowerment and gender equality. Singers and performers from all regions, women and men, donated their time and contributed their talent. The music of the song is by Graham Lyle (Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do Wi th It" and many other hits) and British / Somali singer-songwriter Fahan Hassan. Jerry Boys, who has worked with a wide range of artists including REM, Everything But The Girl and was one of t he people behind the Buena Vista Social Club recording, produced the song, together with lyricist and executive producer Beth Blatt and her organization Hope Sings Microsoft, as UN Women's corporate partner for "One Woman" has sponsored the song and music video production. The song will be available for purchase on the song website and all common channels like iTunes and Amazon for $0.99. All proceeds go directly to UN Women in support OI its programm es to empower women on the ground. 72. UN Women is . A. the name of a song B. a women-focused website C. a gender quality project D. a UN organization 73. The underlined word in Paragraph 1 “chronicling,, is closest in meaning to . A. exploring B. eliminating C. recording D. promoting 74. Which of the following statements is TRUE about "One woman"? A. It will be performed on
8 March 2013 for the first time. B. It is the only theme song for a UN organization. C. It can be downloaded at the song site for free. D. All the money will go to Microsoft to support the video production. 75. What can be concluded from the passage ? A. The behind-the-scenes video will be available online after the launch of the song. B. The mission of UN Women is to advance women's empowerment and gender quality. C. Over 20 performers made joint efforts to carry out the programs to empower women. D. The song is a celebration of ordinary women whom UN women has supported.
Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from the list A-F for each paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need. A. Provide enough reading materials and activities B. Parents' attention leads to kids' progress in reading C. Keep a record of the progress and problems D. Have a family reading time E. Observe the progress and give positive comments F. Find out problems and offer timely help 76. ____________ Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success. 77. ____________ Establish a daily 15 to 30 minute time when everyone in the family reads together silently. Seeing you read will inspire your children to read. Just 15 minutes of daily practice is sufficient to increase their reading fluency. 78. ____________ Children with a lot of reading materials in their homes score higher on standardized tests. Tempt your kids to read by having a large supply of interesting books and magazines at their reading level. Put the reading materials in cars, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms, and even by the TV. Make reading a part of your children's lives. Have them read menus, roadside sign, game directions, weather reports, movie time listings, and other practical everyday information. Also, Make sure they always have something to read in their spare time when they could be waiting for appointments or riding in a car. 79. ____________ Find out what reading skills they are expected to have at each grade level. The school's curriculum will give you this information. Track their progress in acquiring basic reading skills on report cards and standardized tests. Your reaction has a great influence on how hard they will try to become good readers. Be sure to give them genuine praise for their efforts. 80. ____________
Teachers do not always detect children's reading problems until they've become serious. Find out if your children can sound out words, use context to identify unknown words, and clearly understand what they read. Reading problems do not magically disappear with time. The earlier children receive help, the more likely they will become good readers. Make sure your children receive necessary help from teachers, or learning centers as soon as you discover a problem.
Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Weather-Ready Nation project. Weather experts from across the United States have been working to improve the way the country reacts to extreme weather. They way scientific progress has made weather forecasts, or predictions, better than ever. But, they say the cost of severe weather on life and property is still too high. NOAA says a new generation of equipment has already made its global numerical weather prediction system nearly three times faster in the past seven months. This is expected to improve NOAA's forecast models. Scientist and weather experts have launched a similar effort in the Philippines. It is called Project NOAH 一 the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (危害). MaharLagmay is the head of Project NOAH. He says his country needs high-resolution imaging to predict when and where natural disasters will strike "To be able to construct hazard maps you need very high resolution
topography. To do the simulations of floods you do need high resolution topography." He also ways these images will be used to create smaller area maps, which will shape how people react to natural disasters. "By doing local scale, or community scale maps, people can relate with the problem because they see their houses, they see their neighbor's houses, the bridge in their community, and the river in their community in relation to the hazards 一 the flood hazards in particular" Geologist Carlos Primo David also works with Project NOAH. He says the group
depends on satellites, Doppler radar and hundreds of rain gauges (计里器） across the country. He says the resulting forecasts are very detailed, and can even predict the intensity of rainfall. The Philippine state weather agency used rainfall information from Project NOAH when Manila flooded in August. The weather agency also re-broadcast its warnings on the social networking
website Twitter. And a color coded warning system was also put in place MaharLagmay says the project passed its first test. He says the government used the information to move people to safety. "Relatively it was successful because what we wanted to avoid was mass death." He says now the government has to get people to take severe weather events more seriously, and to actively prepare for the worst. (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN
TWELVE WORDS.) 81. The aim of the Weather-Ready Nation project is to improve the nation's reaction to extreme weather and reduce ______________. 82. What's the equipment used in predicting intensity of rainfall? 83. The project NOAH passed its first test because _________________. 84. The weather experts expect people to _______________. 第 II 卷（共 45 分） Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 记得要学与思相結合。 （combine) 2. 党号召官员们提高效率，避免浪费。 （call) 3. 人们保护个人信息的意识有待提高。 （remain) 4. 开发清洁的公共交通是被广泛认可的改善空气质量的好方法。 （recognize) 5. 这位总统一直为缓慢的经济复苏和诸多外交事务的挑战忧心忡忡，但至今仍束手无策。 （worry) II. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 请简要描述图片内容，并谈谈你的看法。
杨浦区 2012 学年度第二学期高三模拟测试（一）英语试卷 第 I 卷 25?29 BCDCA 30?34 DCCAA 35-40 DBCBCC Section B 41?45 IBECJ 46?49 AHFG Reading Comprehension Section A 50?54 BCDAC 55?59 BADAB 60?64 DABCA Section B 65?67 BCD 68?71 BDCD 72?75 DCBB Section C 76?80 BDAEF Section D 81. the cost of severe weather on life and property 82. satellites, Doppler radar and hundreds of rain gauges 83. its information helped the government move people to safety / ... 84. take severe weather more seriously and actively prepare for the worse 第 II 卷 I. Translation 1. Remember to combine learning with thinking. 2. The Party calls on officials to increase efficiency and avoid waste. 3. People's awareness of personal information protection remains to be raised. 4. Developing clean public transportation is widely recognized as a good way to improve air qualit y. 5. The president has been worrying about the slow economic recovery and many challenges in for eign affairs, but so far he hasn't found a way out. II. Guided Writing