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虹口区 2015 学年度第一学期期终教学质量监控测试 高三英语试卷
第 I 卷 (共 103 分)

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. A. In a library. C. In a cinema. 2. A. 40 dollars. 3. A. Doctor and nurse. C. Dentist and patient. 4. A. The weather was miserable all day. C. They had a wet and cold trip. 5. A. She is popular with children. C. She had a surprising party. 6. A. Engineering. C. Education. 7. A. He needs some change. C. He doesn’t have that much cash. 8. A. Jack is clever. C. Tom is honest. 9. A. Heavy jackets are now on sale. C. It’s hard to get a heavy jacket. 10. A. He will continue his work on vacation. C. He has too much work to do. B. 30 dollars.

B. In a theater. D. In a classroom. C. 20 dollars. B. Cashier and customer. D. Conductor and passenger. B. The trip was really a hard one. D. They were not caught in the rain. B. She has always been popular. D. She was surprised at the party. B. Business. D. Manufacturing. B. He seldom counts his money. D. He owes the woman twenty dollars. B. Tom is reliable. D. Jack is dependable. B. She is waiting for winter to arrive. D. She needs a warm jacket. B. Papers piled while he was on vacation. D. 10 dollars.

D. He has made his vacation plans.

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. Last night. C. At the age of 9. 12. A. Because she liked it at their age. C. Because it was a fun story. 13. A. Romeo and Juliet. C. Different dogs and different lives. B. At the age of 20. D. A couple of weeks ago. B. Because it was a story about animals. D. Because it was a Disney film. B. A love story between two dogs. D. Children and dogs.

Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. Britain. B. France. C. Spain. D. Sweden.

15. A. Children were invited to meet Harry Potter’s magic mother. B. The book was first available to readers on the Internet. C. J. K. Rowling has had an interview on the Internet. D. The book first arrived in China in early June, 2003. 16. A. To develop their love for the country. C. To gain some military knowledge. B. To get ready for a military parade. D. To learn to protect themselves.

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. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Blueberry Name Time Number of People Phone Number Special Request Restaurant Reservation Form Caroline __17__ 8:30, __18__ night Seven __19__ __20__ dishes

Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. Grand City Fair What is the fair famous for? How do people feel when they are in the Flea Market?

The __21__ and Flea Market. They feel they are __22__.

How does the fair get most of its power supply? How is the business during the Christmas sale?

By producing __23__ itself. There is an increase in both __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) Accidents happen almost everywhere every day. Some accidents are not serious and some really are. We read about such accidents nearly every day in the newspapers. And people usually think that accidents take place only on the roads or highways until they (25) ______ come across accidents in their homes or even at work places. As a matter of fact, home accidents are just as common as those we see and hear on the roads, some of (26) ______ cause even much more serious consequences. Because very few home accidents are reported, people come to think that there are few accidents that happen in homes. There (27) ______ (be) many serious cases where people fall to their deaths from high-rise flats so far. In most cases, children and women often fall over while (28) ______ (step) down the stairs. Old people may slip on wet floors, getting badly hurt or even killed, if they are not careful. Nowadays there are a lot of modern electrical appliances at home (29) ______ ______ rice cookers, micro waves and washing machines, which make life easy for the modern housewives. These appliances can kill people (30) ______ they are used in the proper way. Gas stoves used for cooking are also dangerous if they are not properly used. They may cause burns or, in more serious cases, even fires. But all such accidents (31) ______ be stopped if we are careful and follow simple rules of safety. For example, it is unwise for people to try repairing their own electrical appliances if they do not know how to repair them. Therefore, it is safer and more reliable (32) ______ people get them repaired by an electrician.

(B) A study of English learning problems was carried out among a total of 106 foreign students. It shows that nearly all these students considered (33) ______ (understand) spoken English, especially in the first few weeks, to be their biggest problem on arrival. This was followed by speaking or communicating. Writing then increased as a big problem as students discovered difficulties in writing papers that they (34) ______ (expect) to hand in. And at the same time, reading remained as a significant problem.

The information (35) ______ (gain) helped us in determining where special attention should be paid to in our course. Although many students have chosen to join the course with a reasonable motivation, we considered it important to note (36) ______ seemed to encourage interest. Nearly all the students have experienced some kind of grammar-based English teaching or teacher-centered English learning in their own country. It would be self-defeating (37) ______ (use) the same method, especially if it has failed in the past or it is too complicated to follow or imitate, (38) ______ it might reduce motivation and interest. Therefore a different method may help because it is different. (39) ______ variety of activities was also regarded as a way of maintaining or increasing motivation and interest. Several years ago we had the first timetable that operated throughout the course of English learning, but we soon found that both the students and the teachers lost interest by about half-way through the ten weeks. This led us to a major re-think, and we had to explore a much (40) ______ (effective) way of English learning, so finally we brought it into line with the expressed language needs of the students. 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. wandered extraordinary F. objectives completely G. relatively H. release I. threatening J. accomplished K. B. applications C. intellectual D. occurred E

John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner and mathematical genius whose struggle with mental illness was documented in the Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind”, was killed in a car accident on Saturday. He was 86. The accident __41__ when the taxi Nash was traveling in ran into another car on the New Jersey Turnpike. Neither of the two drivers involved in the accident underwent life-__42__ injuries. At Princeton, Nash published a 27-page essay about the field of game theory, which led to __43__ in economics , international politics, and evolutionary biology. His signature solution found that competition among two opponents is not necessarily governed by zero-sum logic. Two opponents can, for instance, each achieve their maximum __44__ through cooperating with the other, or gain nothing at all by refusing to cooperate. This simple understanding is now regarded as one of the most important social science ideas in the 20th century, and a proof to his almost unique __45__ gifts. But in the late 1950s, Nash began a slide into mental illness and each therapy failed to cure him, and for much of the next three decades, Nash __46__ freely on the Princeton campus, scratching his hands on empty blackboards and staring blankly ahead in the library. Robert Wright remembers Nash as “some math genius that went crazy” who wore colorful shoes and quietly watched people.

His mental illness removed him __47__ from his work. By the time Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994, he hadn’t published a paper in 36 years. But like a child cured of a terrible dream by the switch of a light, Nash recovered from his illness seemingly by choosing not to be sick anymore. Five years later, the __48__ of the film “A Beautiful Mind”, based on Sylvia Nasar’s 1998 book of the same name, expanded Nash’s __49__ life story to an international audience. He continued to work, travel, and speak at conferences for the rest of his life. It’s tempting to wonder what Nash might have __50__, had mental illness not robbed him of so many productive years. “Because the ideas I had about super natural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did,” said Nash. “So I took them seriously.” 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. Why girls do better at school than boys? For centuries, boys were top of the class. But these days, that’s no longer the case. A new study by the OECD, a club of mostly __51__ countries in Europe and North America, examined how 15-year-old boys and girls performed at reading, mathematics and science. Boys still get somewhat better __52__ at maths and physics, and in other science courses the genders are roughly __53__. But when it comes to the students who really struggle and suffer at school, the difference is __54__: boys are 50% more likely than g irls to fall short of basic standards in all three areas. __55__, why are girls performing better at school than their male classmates? First, girls read more than boys. Reading proficiency (熟练) is the basis upon which all other learning is built. When boys don’t do well in reading, their __56__ in other school subjects suffers too. Second, girls spend much more time on their homework and out-of-class learning. __57__, girls spend five and a half hours per week doing homework while boys spend a little less than four and a half hours. Researchers suggest that doing homework __58__ by teachers is linked to better accomplishment in maths, reading and science. Boys, it appears, spend more of their free time in the __59__ world; they are 17% more likely to play cooperative online games than girls every day. They also use the internet more. Third, peer __60__ plays a role. A lot of boys decide early on that they are just too cool for school. They adopt a so-called concept of masculinity (男子气概) that includes a disregard for __61__, which means they’re more likely to be rude and noisy in class. Teachers mark them down for this. In anonymous (匿名的) tests, boys perform better. In fact, the gender gap in reading __62__ by a third when teachers don’t know the gender of the pupil they are marking. So what can be done to close this gap? Getting boys to do more homework and cut down on screen-time would help. And offering boys a __63__ to read non-fiction would help too: they’re

keener on comics and newspapers. But most of all, abandoning gender stereotypes (旧模式) would __64__ all students. Thus, boys in all countries with the best schools read much better than girls. As we know, girls in Shanghai, Singapore and Seoul are good at mathematics, and they __65__ boys from anywhere else in the world.

51. A. backward 52. A. scores 53. A. practical 54. A. stable 55. A. However 56. A. behaviour 57. A. In brief 58. A. researched 59. A. virtual 60. A. relationship 61. A. experts 62. A. develops 63. A. chance 64. A. influence 65. A. advance Section B

B. wealthy B. directions B. reliable B. vague B. Therefore B. comment B. On average B. designed B. realistic B. contact B. authorities B. widens B. task B. harm B. overtake

C. regular C. guidance C. relevant C. obvious C. Similarly C. preparation C. On the contrary C. assigned C. future C. responsibility C. adults C. narrows C. favour C. satisfy C. overcome

D. miserable D. evaluation D. equal D. logical D. Instead D. performance D. In addition D. approved D. artificial D. pressure D. peers D. forms D. resource D. benefit D. challenge

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) In job interviews, we’re often asked about our strengths and weaknesses. And, as a matter of fact, most of us know automatically how to respond. Common wisdom tells us to use faux weaknesses, which means things that are strengths described as negatives and turned into positives. You might even be able to change your weakness into a skill for a job you’re not fully qualified for. In America, in a championship game you are unlikely to see athletes showing weakness. If the athletes become hurt in this game, they will hide their injuries — they don’t want their competitors to know their weak spots. But there is absolutely no need for us to act like this in business affairs. At work and in business, you can have shortcomings because these can be overcome and turned into strengths. The o nly fatal thing is to not realize that all your weaknesses can be made strong. Of course, to make up for shortcomings, you must first be aware of what your weaknesses really are.

Have you ever wondered what has happened when you interview for a job you’re fully qualified for, but it goes to someone who doesn’t seem to be qualified at all? How would that person get the job when he had none of the qualifications listed in the job ad? That applicant figured out the business pain point that is seldom, if ever, mentioned in the job ad, and then how to address it. He didn’t talk about how he met each of the requirements on the job ad. He had none of the qualifications. He asked questions instead. He asked probing (探询的) questions to learn more about the business pain. By doing so, this less-qualified person soon learned that the hiring managers needed something different from what was listed in the job ad. Not accepting the job ad as an unquestionable truth is the key. There is no reason to think that hiring managers actually know what they need when they write job ads. They may need someone completely different from what they describe. That is why you can get a job that you’re not qualified for.

66. The underlined word “faux” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to “______”. A. incorrect B. illogical C. false D. imaginary

67. What exactly does the author advise you to do when you are a weak candidate for a job? A. Don’t ask questions if you think you are a weak candidate. B. Ask questions about the job until you find you have something to offer. C. Don’t let your interviewer know your weaknesses but tell him your strengths. D. Ask questions according to the job description to see if you can be a qualified candidate. 68. Why does the author think an applicant can get a job that he’s not qualified for? A. Because hiring managers may change their mind in the job interview. B. Because hiring managers may actually need someone who can ask questions. C. Because the applicant may not know that he actually has the required qualifications. D. Because hiring managers may not know what they actually need when writing the ad. 69. What is the passage mainly talking about? A. You can change you weaknesses into strengths in job interviews. B. Don’t expose your weaknesses but show your strengths in job interviews. C. Find out the business pain point not mentioned in the job ad in job interviews. D. Hiring managers usually don’t know what qualifications they really need.

(B) TFK Extras TIME For Kids has teamed up with a number of respected partners to bring you programs that will help inspire you and your students. Featuring games, contests and lively activity suggestions, our partner programs will add a wealth of possibilities to your classroom.

Penguin Group Ord inary People Change The World! Penguin Group and TFK have partnered together to help teachers show their students how they can make the world a better place. Based on the inspiring lives of historic figures including Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein, this fascinating program takes a look at the real life stories of ordinary young people who grew up to become extraordinary adults! Download the classroom poster provided below. Classroom Poster: You Can Be a Hero, too. Star Wars Rebels Join the Rebellion! Experience the Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels to get your students

excited about exploration, teamwork, and science. Inside the program’s student guide you’ll discover classroom resources, such as a board game, a word scramble, and facts about the moon and lunar

eclipses ( 月 蚀 ). Plus: Background about the Star Wars Rebels
characters illustrates how teamwork can help students accomplish even the toughest missions. Download the student guide below. TFK Extra: Join the Rebellion! Ultimate Spiderman Every Great Story Starts with a Hero! TIME For Kids teamed up with the creators of Disney XD’s, Ultimate Spiderman, to encourage kids to take the initi ative and become everyday heroes. This four page student magazine includes interesting

tidbits (花边新闻) about the creation and evolution of the Marvel
Comics super hero character Spider-Man, as well as facts of interesting real-life spiders. Students are also encouraged to solve a challenging “Spider-Cycle” maze (迷宫) and uncover a mystery clue hidden within a “Spider Search” puzzle. TFK Extra: Every Great Story Starts with a Hero!


The Mysterious Island Discover Your Island of Ideas! TIME For Kids has partnered with the creators of the film The Mysterious Island to introduce creativity and imagination through the “Island of Ideas” program. The Teacher’s Guide provides discussion starters, in-class activities and four reproducibles (复 制道具) that will help lead students on a discovery adventure. The poster front encourages students to solve mysterious clues that will lead them to the Ultimate Mysterious X. Students will enjoy uncovering the treasure of ideas that await them in this program. Classroom Poster: Discover Your Island of Ideas!

70. Penguin Group and TFK have partnered together to ______. A. show students the inspiring lives of historic figures B. make the world a better place for teachers and students C. provide teachers with some useful materials and information D. help students know that ordinary people can change the world 71. To accomplish the exciting program Star Wars Rebels, students need to ______. A. complete a tough mission C. have the spirit of cooperation B. have the spirit of rebellion D. explore the moon and lunar eclipses

72. What’s the chief purpose of the magazine Ultimate Spiderman? A. To encourage kids to learn about facts of interesting real-life spiders. B. To activate kids to become everyday heroes in real life. C. To tell interesting tidbits about the creation and evolution of Spider-Man. D. To solve a challenging “Spider-Cycle” maze and uncover a mystery clue. 73. Which of the following statements is NOT true? A. Mysterious Island is a film made by TIME For Kids and its partner. B. The “Island of Ideas” program aims to cultivate creativity and imagination. C. Teacher’s Guide includes students’ discussions, activities and reproducibles. D. Ultimate Mysterious X encourages students to uncover the treasure of ideas.

(C) Mapping Antarctica Antarctica was on the map long before anyone ever eyes on it. Nearly 2,400 years ago, ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle believed that a great continent must exist at the bottom of the world. They thought it was needed to balance out the continents at the


top of the world. In the 1500s, mapmakers often included a fanciful continent they referred to as Terra Incognita (Latin for “unknown land”) at the bottom of their maps. But it was not

until the 1800s ---- after explorers had sighted and set foot on Antarctica ---- that mapmakers got down to the business of really mapping the continent, which is one-and-a-half times the size of the U.S.. While the coastline could be mapped by ships sailing around the continent, it took airplanes ---- and later, satellites ---- to chart Antarctica’s vast interior (内陆). That job continues today. And it is a job that can still require a mapmaker, or cartographer, to put on boots and head out into the wild. Cole Kelleher is familiar with that. He is a cartographer with the Polar Geospatial Center (PGC), which is based at the University of Minnesota and has a staff at McMurdo Station. PGC teamed up with Google to use the company’s Trekker technology to capture images of Antarctica for the Internet giant’s popular feature, Street View. A Trekker camera, which is the size of a basketball, is set about two feet above a backpack. The camera records images in all directions. “It weighs about 50 pounds. I was out for two and a half days, hiking 10 to 12 hours each day,” says Kelleher. It was hard work, but really an incredible experience.” According to Kelleher there are plans to use the technology to create educational apps for museums. The PGC staff at McMurdo Station provides highly specialized mapmaking services for the U.S. Antarctic Program. For one project, Kelleher used satellite images to map huge cracks in the ice. That helped a team of researchers know whether they could safely approach their field camp on snowmobiles. Another recent project was to help recover a giant, high-tech helium (氦气) balloon used to carry scientific instruments high into the atmosphere. These balloons are launched in Antarctica because there is no danger that they will hurt anyone when they fall back down to Earth. Using satellite images, Kelleher and colleagues created maps of where the balloon could be found. Antarctica may no longer be Terra Incognita, but it still holds countless mysteries. Cartographers and the maps they make will continue to be essential in helping scientists unlock those secrets.

74. From the passage, we can infer that Antarctic was on the map in the 1500s when ______. A. mapmakers knew it was much larger than the U.S. B. Aristotle named the continent Terra Incognita C. no one had ever seen or been to the continent D. it was such an interesting continent as was often referred to 75. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage? A. It needs much work for the mapmakers to head out into the wild.

B. The interior can only be mapped by planes and satellites. C. It is relatively easy to map Antarctica’s coastline by ships. D. Antarctic is a vast but still mysterious continent. 76. The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) works with Google initially ______. A. to capture images of Antarctica for Street View B. to test the company’s Trekker technology C. to create educational apps for museums D. to hike for an incredible experience 77. The fourth paragraph mainly talks about ______. A. satellite images which are used to map huge cracks in the ice B. a high-tech helium balloon for carrying scientific instruments C. how to safely approach the researchers’ field camp and the balloon D. the specialized mapmaking services provided by the PGC staff

Section C Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. When did you last visit a shopping mall? In many places, the answer would be “last weekend.” Some people go even more often. Why? Shopping malls offer goods and services all in one place: food, clothing, things for their houses, entertainment, even medical services. So, are they one of the highlights of modern civilization? Environmental activists would say no and would go even further, arguing that consumer behavior is causing a huge environmental disaster. They cause consumers’ ignorance of the side effect of their shopping ---- urban sprawl (蔓延). Social scientists agree that patterns of development have changed the landscape a lot. Before 1950, most people lived in towns or cities and either walked to work or took public transportation. Only very wealthy people had automobiles. Farmers lived in rural areas or far-away villages and came into town only when they needed things they couldn’t produce themselves. If you stared at the landscape you would see towns surrounded by the countryside. Now automobiles become affordable and people are quick to make use of them. Ambitious workers could live in suburbs, just outside cities, which have started to grow rapidly. As long as there is lots of cheap land there, no one pays much attention to the usage of that land. Malls, fast food restaurants, cinemas, and such spread out in large, flat buildings. These one-storey buildings and their parking lots take up too much space. Many farmers think they are better off selling their land than growing crops. No one has realized once the land is built up in urban sprawl, the good farming land will be ruined forever. There is no way to preserve it. Only in recent years have people come to miss the old way of life as they have looked into the problems of unconditional growth. Now people realize that urban sprawl has come with serious environmental problems. The bad effect s that sprawl brings about include air and water pollution,

loss of agricultural land, traffic jams, and so on. Many scholars think it’s time to analyze the problems better so we can develop proper policies to control further sprawl. Some think the best way to do is to educate citizens.

(Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS)

78. What does the underlined word “They” refer to in the first paragraph? 79. In the past, farmers in the countryside only went to towns or cities to ______. 80. Besides the mobility made possible by automobiles, what other two factors have led to the unconditional growth? 81. Now people come to realize the importance of protecting environment and dealing with the serious problem brought about by ______. 第 II 卷(共 47 分) I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.

1、说服她不再网购是没有任何作用的。(It) 2、自苹果 6 问世以来,就再没有其他手机对我更有吸引力了。(appeal) 3、人口的老龄化问题十分严峻,成了全球各国政府都头疼不已的问题。(so …that…) 4、从顾客的肢体语言,这个售货员就能知道他想买什么,这让那位顾客十分惊讶。(amaze) 5、沿外滩一路缓步走来,你可以欣赏到从 19 世纪到 21 世纪的各种不同风格的欧式建筑。(range)

II. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in over 120 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 寒假临近,你的朋友正在计划寒假出游。他现在有两个选择难以决定:哈尔滨看雪、泰国看海。请你 从经济、风景、人文、出行方式等方面进行比较,给出建议,并阐述理由。 注意:作文中不得出现你本人的姓名、班级及学校等真实信息。 虹口区 2015 学年度第一学期期终教学质量监控测试高三英语试卷 (参考答案) 第 I 卷 I. Listening Comprehension 1-5: ABCDB 11-12: CAB 6-10: BCDDC 14-16: DCA

(共 103 分)

17. Rosemary

18. Saturday

19. 514 0318

20. Italian 23.electricity 24.customers and sales

21. Christmas Food Show

22.in another world

II. Grammar and Vocabulary 25. themselves can 32. that 34. were expected 35. gained 36. what 37. to use 26. which 27. have been 28. stepping 29. such as 30. unless 31.

33. understanding 38. because 41. D 42. I

39. The 43. B

40. more effective 44. F 45. C 46. A 47. K 48. H 49. E 50. J

III. Reading Comprehension 51-55: BADCA 66-69: CBDA 56-60: DBCAD 70-73: DCBA 61-65: BCADB 74-77: CBAD

78. Shopping malls 79. buy things they couldn’t produce themselves 80. Cheap land / Wrong (Wasteful) land usage and farmers’ selling their (farming) land. 81. (further) urban sprawl 第 II 卷(共 47 分) I. Translation 1. It is no use persuading her not to do online shopping / shop online any more. 2. Since iPhone 6 came out / came into the market / was released, no other cell-phones / mobile phones have appealed to me more / have appealed more to me. 3. The aging population problem is so severe / serious that it becomes a universal / global big headache for the governments worldwide. 4. From the custo mer’s body language, the shop assistant can exactly know what he wants to buy, which amazes the customer very much / makes the customer very much amazed. 5. Walking slowly along the Bund, you can appreciate all kinds of European architecture / buildings of different styles, ranging from the 19

century to the 21st century.

II. Guided Writing (略) 虹口区 2015 学年度第一学期期终教学质量监控测试高三英语试卷 (听力部分) 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: Do you have any books on eco-economy? W: Yes, we do, but I’m afraid they are not available at the moment. Q:Where does this conversation most probably take place? 2. M: I’m looking for a nice scarf for my mother. How much is this one? W: It’s 20 dollars, but you can have it at half price if you buy three. Q: How much does the man have to pay if he buys three scarves? 3. W: My tooth hurts whenever I drink something cold or hot. M: Let me have a check, please. Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers? 4. M: How was the weather for your trip last Saturday? W: It rained heavily in the morning, but luckily when we got there, it turned sunny. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? 5. W: I can’t believe there were so many people at Kate’s party. M: It’s really no surprise. She was extremely popular even when she was a child. Q: What does the man say about Kate? 6. W: I heard Linda’s going to college. What’s she studying? M: She’s tak ing courses in mathematics, economics, and accounting. Q: In what field does Linda probably plan to work? 7. W: Do you have change for a twenty-dollar bank note? M: A twenty-dollar bank note! I hardly have twenty cents. Q: What does the man mean? 8. W: How do you compare Tom with Jack? M: Tom is clever while Jack is honest and reliable. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? 9. M: The weather forecast tells of a severe winter. Are you prepared? W: Hardly. I’m waiting for the next sale to get a heavy jacket. Q: What does the woman mean? 10. W: I’m afraid you’ve been working too hard. You should take a vacation. M: Tell that to the pile of papers on my desk. Q: What does the man imply? 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. I saw a really good video last night when I was taking care of the kids. My sister asked me to look after my two nieces for a couple of hours while she went to the doctor’s. They’re both nine years old --- they’re twins. I was a bit tired but I know they love watching films, so on my way to the house I went to the video shop and rented a Disney classic. I’d seen it myself 20 years ago when I was their age. So I was sure they’d enjoy it, and I was right. My nieces love dogs and as the film is about two dogs which fall in love, they sat in front of the TV for over an hour without moving! It’s a complicated love st ory because one of the dogs lives in the rich part of town and is very carefully looked after and has everything a dog could want, but the other is a street dog who lives on the poor side of town and has nothing. So it’s a bit like Romeo and Juliet! But of course it’s a Disney film, so although there are some sad moments when we all cried, there’s a happy ending. Everybody who’s seen the film always remembers the scene when the two dogs are eating a plate of bone which ends in a kiss!

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Questions: 11. When did the speaker first see the Disney classic? 12. Why did the speaker think it was a good film for the girls? 13. What is the rented Disney film mainly about?

Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Now it’s time for BBC Brief News. First, teens go online. Some 15 million European children under 18 have long been using the Internet for school work now, games and music according to research done by Jackson’s “Net-ratings”. The study covered Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Experts advised parents to limit the time their kids spend online and keep them away from chat rooms. Second, chat to the magic mum. British author J. K. Rowling, mother of magic boy Harry Potter, has done an Internet interview about one of her famous novels “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” in the past two weeks. Before the event, children were invited to give their questions about Harry to the website. The book hit stores in the US and UK on June 21,2003, and arrived in China two months later that year. Third, school soldiers. Russian school students will have to do basic military training in their final year of school, the government has decided. The lessons will include learning to fire guns, marching drills and how to deal with a chemical, nuclear or biological attack. The activity is seen as part of a drive toward patriotic education.

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Questions: 14. In the first news item, which country is not covered in the research? 15. What is the second news item mainly about? 16. Why will Russian school students have basic military training? 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. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. M: Hello. This is Blueberry Restaurant. Who’s that speaking? W: Oh, hello. Can I book a table for a party of seven for this Saturday? M: At what time? W: Six thirty at night. M: Sorry. We’ll be pretty busy this Saturday night. I have a table for eight thirty, but not at six thirty. W: Let me see … Eight thirty will be fine. I also want to check something else. I have a friend from Italy. Have you got any Italian food? M: No problem, madam. We have at least four Italian dishes on the menu. W: That will be great. M: So, party of seven for eight thirty. May I have your name, please? W: Caroline Rosemary. Rosemary is spelt as R-O-S-E-M-A-R-Y. M: OK. Could you leave us your telephone number, please? W: Sure. It’s five fourteen, O three eighteen. M: Fine. Thanks. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. W: Please tell me, Bill. What makes the Grand City Fair so popular? M: Well, it’s the biggest business activity in this city, and its Christmas Food Show and Flea Market are very famous. W: What is special about the Christmas Food Show? M: It sells many different kinds of food. For example, it has at least one hundred and eighty kinds of cheese and butter from all over the world. W: It’s amazing. And why is the Flea Market so famous? M: Well, when people enter it, they feel they are in another world. It looks like an Indian

or Chinese open trading market3,000 years ago, and you can find almost everything there. W: Is it true that the fair can produce three fourths of its electricity and all of the water supply? M: Yes, of course. It is actually like a small town. W: Really? Tell me, how many customers do you have on an average day? M: More than twenty thousand people come on an average day. But during the Christmas sale, the number increases to two hundred thousand customers a day. W: What’s the average sales amount? M: Well, on average, the customers spend about three million pounds a day. During the Christmas sale, the record for one day is seven million pounds.