2012 第一学期七宝中学期中高三英语试题 I. Listening Comprehension (30%) 13. A. The bird had finally understood his threat. B. The bird managed to escape from the chicken house. C. The bird had learned to scre
am back at him. D. The bird was living peacefully with the chickens. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. In Britain, if you are found guilty of a crime, you can be sent to prison or be fined or be ordered to do community work such as tidying public places and helping the old. You may also be sent to special centers when you learn special skills like cooking, writing and car maintenance. About 5 percent of the present population are women. Many prisons were built over one hundred years ago. But the government will have built 11 new prisons by next year. There are two sorts of prisons. The open sort and the closed sort. In the closed sort, prisoners are given very little freedom. They spend three to ten hours outside their cells when they exercise, eat, study, learn skills, watch TV
and talk to other prisoners. All prisoners are expected to work. Most of them are paid for what they do, whether it is doing maintenance or cooking and cleaning. Prisoners in open prisons are locked up at night, but for the rest of the time, they are free within the prison grounds. They can exercise, have visitors, or study. And some are allowed out of the ground to study or to do community work. Now listen again. 14.What do we know about women prisoners in Britain? A. They are kept in open prisons. B. They are allowed out of the prison grounds. C. They are ordered to do cooking and cleaning. D. They are a small portion of the prison population. 15. In what way are open prisons different from closed prisons? A. Some of their prisoners are allowed to study or work outside prisons. B. Most of their prisoners are expected to work. C. Their prisoners are often sent to special centers for skill training. D. Their prisoners are allowed freedom to visit their
families. 16. What do we learn about prisoners in Britain? A. They are encouraged to do maintenance for the training centre. B. Most of them get paid for their work. C. They have to cook their own meals. D. They can choose to do community work. Section C Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. The topic of the dialogue Something about keeping a _____17_____. The kind of the animal the He man wants to have One of the most important doesn‘t like the man‘s idea. The final decision they They decided to keep some made ____20____. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following
____18____ . They
reasons why the hostess having _____19_____ soon.
conversation. Complete the form. Write No More than three words for each answer. What did the salesman He suggested a recommend to the woman? this kind of car? _____21____. had _____22_____. What‘s one of the advantages It according to the salesman? contains anti-lock on brakes, airbags many
How did the salesman like He thought this kind of car
both_____23____ sides . What‘s the other important The price is affordable and advantages according to the plus this model is the salesman? Section B A. significantly B. comparatively C. naturally ____24_____.
It found that female students who were more optimistic achieved __43__ higher grades than their less optimistic male students. ―For female students, optimism alone was beneficial
because they‘re __48__ more conscientious than their male students,‖ said Oren Kaplan, professor at the School of Business Administration of the university. ―Women have a __49__ lower self-esteem and so if they are not sure things will work out, then they study for the test.‖ III. Reading Comprehension Section A (15%) A Universities around the world have strict policies on copying work. After a survey in 2008 said that___59___ half of Cambridge University students had cheated, the university said that ―we regard ___60___ acts of plagiarism (剽窃) as serious and potentially disciplinary offences which can lead to failure to obtain, or withdrawal of a degree.‖ The results of Harvard‘s inquiry are to be announced soon. ___64___ the news of students‘ dishonesty has left people wondering where the ―integrity‖ that Harvard has prided itself on for so long has gone. 60. A. simple B. criminal 64. A. Yet B. So
C. unlawful C. Thus
D. deliberate D. But
Section B (22%) A 66. What does the underlined sentence in Paragraph 2 mean? Ever since I was young, I have loved professional wrestling. I woke up every Saturday to watch my favorite "Superstars." As I grew older, I got a lot of strong criticism for watching this "fake" sport. My peers would laugh at me for following what was called a "man's soap opera." So, I put my love for wrestling on the shelf. A. I practiced wrestling secretly in my spare time. B. I put the clothes for wrestling on the shelf. C. I decided to quit following wrestling. D. I began not to watch wrestling on TV. 67. When the writer was a freshman, he ___________. A. knew he couldn‘t be a good football player B. realized he was being himself C. was still sociable Page 5 , the last line
D. built a wrestling ring
It wasn't until freshman year that I realized I wasn't being myself. That year, I tried many new things and activities and made new friends. In my town, football was the sport, so I decided to play football, thinking it might give me a head start in popularity. The team started with 48 athletes. At the end, there were 14 of us left. I stuck it out not because I liked it, but because I am not a quitter. That long season taught me a lesson: I wasn't a football player. More importantly, it taught me to be myself. C 72. Why are the results of the survey newsworthy? Because_________. A. 52% of the respondents were gym members B. three in five men are affected by negative body talk C. previously it was assumed that only women worry about their appearance D. both men and women naturally concern their appearance Para. 1 More men worry about their body shape and appearance –
beer bellies, ―man boobs‖ or going bald – than women do about how they look, according to research. Para. 2 ―These findings tell us that men are concerned about body image, just like women. We knew that ?body talk‘ affected women and young people, and now we know that it affects men too,‖ said Dr Philippe Dietrichs, from the Centre of Appearance Research at the University of the West of England. 75. We can infer from Professor White‘s comment in the last paragraph that ________. A. appropriate diet and physical training is still the healthy trend for men‘s body beautification B. the cosmetic industry becomes prosperous over the last decade C. the current survey result worries Professor White and the public a lot D. some British men like to have quick body beautification instead of physical training. These findings are worrying but not surprising. There‘s
been a big increase in the numbers of British men having cosmetic procedures such as a nose job or removal of breast tissue; that‘s gone from almost nothing to quite a significant industry over the last ten years. All this fuels the idea of the body beautiful and encourages a quick fix rather than appropriate diet and physical fitness levels. Section D (8%) No more than 15 words 81. According to the text, which of Michael‘s talents were already obvious when he was in the Jackson 5? Para. 2 L2 He started performing with four of his brothers in a boy band, the Jackson 5, before he was eight years old. They were signed by the famous Motown record label and had great success, with songs such as ―I Want You Back‖ and ―ABC‖ reaching number one in the US music chart before Michael‘s twelfth birthday. Michael‘s singing voice and dancing skills already stood out, so it was no surprise when he also began a solo career. His singing voice and dancing skills . His singing and dancing talents.
82. Why did the zombies in the ―Thriller‖ video look scary? Para. 3 L5 The ―Thriller‖ video was a memorable piece of work, with Michael leading dozens of zombies (with such good make-up that they really did look scary) in a sequence of impressive dance moves. Because their make-up was so good. Because of their good make-up. 83. What two changes to Michael Jackson‘s physical appearance are mentioned in the text? Para. 4 L4 The bizarre change in his physical appearance – his African-American skin becoming much paler and his face changing shape – is well known. His skin becoming much paler and his face changing shape. 84. The obvious reason that Michael didn‘t have a childhood is due to the fact that _________. Last Para. 4 L4
Many people suggested he was trying to compensate for not having had a childhood himself, because when he was a small boy his father had forced him to spend most of his time rehearsing and touring. his father forced / had forced him to spend most of his time rehearsing and touring. Part Two I．Translation: 1. 媒体在舆论方面的影响力巨大。 （play a role）
the media +V.(sl / pl) the mass media
sl medium -um -a datum bacterium -on -us -a -i criterion phenomenon alumnus
pl media data bacteria criteria phenomena alumni
play a(n) big / important / significant / vital / crucial / critical role in influencing / affecting people’s opinions … in the aspects of consensus / the public / public’s opinions / voice … in the influence on the views / viewpoints / points of view about some social issues The media play a(n) big /important / significant role in influencing people‘s opinions. 2. 听说李明在这次英语竞赛中名列前茅 ,我感到很吃 惊。 （astonish）
I was astonished to hear (the news) … I was astonished at the news that … When I heard … I was astonished
in the English competition / contest
come (in / out) first / top
rank high / top be / come out among the best be / come out on top be / come out at the top (of the list) I was astonished to hear that Li Ming had come in first in the English competition. 3. 最新的统计数据表明，经济仍然保持增长，只是增 速放缓。 （statistics）
the latest statistics show / indicate / suggest that …
be / remain / keep growing / increasing / rising maintain the growth be still on the rise / increase
grow / increase at a lower / slower rate slow (down) / decelerate the growth The latest statistics show that the economy is still growing, but at a lower rate.
4.这个年轻人必须为自己的行为负责， 向那些他伤害 过的人道歉。(responsibility)
take / assume / bear (the) responsibility for one’s (own) actions The young man had to take responsibility for his actions and apologize to those he had hurt. 5. 看到那么多的人支持她， 她对赢得这场官司更有信 心了。 （stand up for）
stand up for sb / sth
be more confident about / of winning the case … confident that sb will win the case have more confidence in winning the case Seeing so many people stand up for her, she became more confident that she would win the case.
II. Guided writing: Directions: Write an English composition in 120 - 150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 假如你将来可以转世成一种动物，你愿意做什么动 物？ （比如：老虎、猴子、熊猫、马、牛、狗，狼、 鹰、鲨鱼、或其他动物？） 1. 选择一种。 2. 你的理由。 I have been wondering what the ocean is like on earth. The mysterious and limitless place always appeals to me. Were I able to become an animal, thus, I would like to be a fish. As the main part of ocean creatures, fish is unique. Taking the whole ocean as its garden, a fish swims here, there, and everywhere. The life of fish is an adventure. You‘ll never know what you may meet with, danger or pleasure, as a fish. It may be threatened with a frightening shark, and it may also swim in sunken ships or dark caves,
looking for ?lost treasures‘. What a coincidence, I am such kind of adventurous men, always being curious about the unknown and uncertain things in life, which have something in common with the lifestyle of a fish. More important, fish is a symbol of freedom, as far as I am concerned, both physically and mentally. A fish can only keep its memory for seven seconds, which means it welcomes a rebirth every seven seconds. Every seven seconds, a fish forgets all its pleasure, joy, tear and sorrow, enabling it to always be itself. Forgetting all inner emotions caused by outer factors, and sticking to being myself, this is the ultimate lifestyle I am looking forward to. I appreciate the freedom of fish. I would like to be a fish, simple and tiny, but with its own dreams, swimming in the universal ocean.
If I were provided with the chance to be an animal, I would choose to be a butterfly, a free and iridescent butterfly. Blessed are the animals who have strong wings, for
they are entitled to go to any place in this world as they please, most of which are far beyond man‘s reach. Without planes, human beings are trapped on the land while a butterfly can fly over the mountains and seas. I see no limit to its freedom, which I have been earnestly longing for under current pressure from school, parents and peers. If I were a butterfly, I would be glad to carry the seed of local plants and then spread them to faraway places. There would be no mountains high enough or valley low enough to keep me from spreading the beauty of spring and the fascination of various colorful flowers. If I were a butterfly, I would enjoy every minute of my short life to the fullest in the joy of gentle breeze, bathing in the warm sunshine. Maybe it seems negligible to be a butterfly, but there‘s a ―butterfly effect‖ saying if a butterfly flips its wings in Africa, a storm might form in America. So instead of feeling humble, I would be proud and happy to be a butterfly.
The Key to the test: (2012 Senior 3 Mid-term) 1—5 BCACD 6—10 DBC AA 11—13 DCC 14—16 DAB 17. pet 18. dog 19. children car 22. safety features economy. 25—29 ADAAB 30—34 DDBCA 35—40 BDACBA 41. E 49. B 50—54 ABCAD 55—59 CADBC 60—64 DABCD 65– 68 DCCB 69—71 DDA 72—75 CBDA 76—80 CEABF 81. His singing and dancing talents. 82. Because their make-up was so good. 83. His skin becoming much paler and his face changing shape. 84. his father forced him to spend most of his time rehearsing and touring. The media play a(n) big /important role in influencing people‘s opinions. I was astonished to hear that Li Ming had come in first in the English competition. The latest statistics show that the economy is still growing,
20. fish 21. small-sized 24. fuel
23. driver and passenger
43. A 44. H
but at a slower rate. The young man had to take responsibility for his actions and apologize to those he had hurt. Seeing so many people stand up for her, she became more confident that she would win the case. Listening Scripts: I. Listening Comprehension 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 conversations and the questions 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: Boating and skating are my favorite sports. W: I like swimming but not boating or skating. Q: Which sport does the woman like? 2. W: Have you finished reading my research report? I put it on your desk last week. M: Yes, but you have to revise some parts of it, I'm
afraid, if you want to get it published. Q: What does the man suggest that the woman should do? 3. M: Hi, Susan. I hear that you walk all the way to the office these days. W: Yes. I have found great pleasure in walking. That's the type of exercise I enjoy very much. Q: Why does the woman walk all the way to the office? 4. M: How about the food I ordered? I've been waiting for twenty minutes already. W: I'm very sorry, sir. I'll be back with your order in a minute. Q: What's the woman's job? 5. W: Excuse me, sir. I'm going to send this parcel to London. What's the postage for it? M: Let me see. It's one pound and fifty. Q: Who is the woman most probably speaking to? 6. M: I think it's high time we turned our attention to the danger of drunk driving now. W: I can't agree with you more. You see, countless innocent people are killed by drunk drivers
Q: What does the woman mean? 7. W: Here's a ten-dollar bill. Give me two tickets for tonight's show, please. M: Sure. Two tickets and here's a dollar forty cents change. Q: How much does one ticket cost? 8. M: Are you sure you've corrected all the typing errors in this paper? W: Perhaps I'd better read it through again. Q: What's the woman going to do ? 9.M: Mary, would you like to go to the movies with me after dinner? W: Well, I'll go if you really want me to, but I'm rather tired. Q: What can we conclude from this conversation? 10. M: If I were you, I'd ride a bike to work. Taking a crowded bus during rush hours is really terrible. W: Thank you for your advice, but my bike has got a flat tyre. Q: How would the woman most probably get to work? 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. There was once a man in South America who had a parrot, a pet bird that could imitate human speech. The parrot was unique. There was no bird like him in the whole world. He could learn to say any word except one. He could not say the name of his native town, Ketunnel. The man did everything he could to teach the parrot to say Ketunnel, but he never succeeded. At first he was very gentle with the bird. But gradually, he lost his temper. "You stupid bird. Why can't you learn to say that one word? Say Ketunnel or I will kill you." But the parrot would not say it. Many times the man screamed, "Say Ketunnel, or I'll kill you." But the bird would never repeat the name. Finally, the man gave up. He picked up the parrot and threw him into the chicken
house. "You are even more stupid than the chickens." In the chicken house, there were four old chickens, waiting to be killed for Sunday's dinner. The next morning, when he went to the chicken house, the man opened the door. He was shocked by what he saw. He could not believe his eyes and ears. On the floor lay three dead chickens. The parrot was screaming at the fourth, "Say Ketunnel, or I'll kill you." Now listen again. 11.Why did the man lose his temper? 12.Who killed the three chickens? 13.Why was the master shocked at the scene the next morning? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. In Britain, if you are found guilty of a crime, you can be sent to prison or be fined or be ordered to do community work such as tidying public places and helping the old. You may also be sent to special centers when you learn special skills like cooking, writing and car maintenance. About 5 percent of the present population are women. Many prisons were built over one hundred years ago. But the government will have built 11 new prisons by next year.
There are two sorts of prisons. The open sort and the closed sort. In the closed sort, prisoners are given very little freedom. They spend three to ten hours outside their cells when they exercise, eat, study, learn skills, watch TV and talk to other prisoners. All prisoners are expected to work. Most of them are paid for what they do, whether it is doing maintenance or cooking and cleaning. Prisoners in open prisons are locked up at night, but for the rest of the time, they are free within the prison grounds. They can exercise, have visitors, or study. And some are allowed out of the ground to study or to do community work. Now listen again. 14.What do we know about women prisoners in Britain? 15.In what way are open prisons different from closed prisons? 16.What do we learn about prisoners in Britain? 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 have heard.
Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. W: We have been over this a hundred times ! We are not getting a pet! M: Why not? Come on! Just a cute little puppy or a kitty! W: Who is going to look after a dog or a cat? M: I will! I‘ll feed it, bathe it and walk it every day! We can get a Labrador or a German Sheppard ! W: What if we want to take a vacation ? Who will we leave it with? Plus, our apartment is too small for that breed of dog. M: Ok. How about we get a cat or a ferret？ W: We‘re planning on having children soon, I don‘t think those animals are a good idea with a baby in the house. M: Fine! Let‘s get some fish then! We can keep it in the fishbowl and watch them swimming! W: Yes! That‘s a good idea. Let‘s go and get some right now.
M: Ok, let‘s go. Now listen it again. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. W: What kind of car is best for me? M: For you, I would recommend this one here. W: This small-sized car? Why do you think that one is better than the others? M: This automobile is just right for your needs because not only is it small in size for ease in city driving, but also, it has many safety features. I know that as a parent, you are concerned about safety in driving your kids to and from school. W: That's true. What kind of safety features are we talking about? M: This model features anti-lock brakes, airbags on both driver and passenger sides, and impact collision design. But that's not all. This car isn't only safe but it's also very economical. W: You mean it has a cheaper price than similar models? M: Yes, this price is very affordable, but driving this car you'll also notice a significant annual saving in gas
consumption. The main attraction for this model is the fuel economy. W: With the cost of gasoline these days, that is a big plus. I think this model may be just what I'm looking for. M: Why don't you take it for a test drive, and think it over. Now listen it again.