I. Listening Comprehension:（30%）
Section A Directions: In part 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 in your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
1. A. The suit does not fit the man. B. The tie is out of fashion.
C. The color orange is too bright. D. The tie does not match the suit.
2. A. Hair dresser and customer B. Assistant and customer
C. Employer and employee D. Consultant and student
3. A. She likes the football match as much as the man does.
B. She will watch the fashion channel with the man.
C. She will not watch the football match.
D. She will prepare her fashion show to be broadcast on CCTV5.
4. A. Pretty B. Ugly C. Cool D. Embarrassed
5. A. Dark blue B. Dark brown C. Light yellow D. Light orange
6. A. She never received the invitation. B. She won’t graduate from school.
C. She will attend the party . D. She will buy herself a dress for the party.
7. A. Excited B. Annoying C. Angry D. Complaining
8. A. He thinks T-shirts are out of fashion.
B. He thinks T-shirts have only one color—white.
C. He likes wearing T-shirts just because they are cheap.
D. He thinks T-shirts have become fashionable in many aspects.
9. A. Mark doesn’t look nice in the new shirt.
B. Mark looks nice in anything.
C. Mark doesn’t look nice in the old shirt.
D. He wants to wear Mark’s new shirt.
10. A. Her skin is smooth..
B. Inner beauty is more important than appearance.
C. She looks like a baby.
D. Make-up is a kind of natural beauty.
Section B Directions: In Part 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 in 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. Fashion is an art. B. Fashion is a religion.
C. Fashion is a job. D. All the above.
12. A. In streets B. In dresses C. In people’s eyes D. In the sky
13. A. His clothing choices B. His personalities C. His views D. His pets
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. School uniforms make students look more professional.
B. School uniforms promote good school discipline.
C. School uniforms deserve the value they cost.
D. School uniforms reduce fighting and violence.
15. A. Fashionable clothes B. Self-discipline
C. Reference books D. Good companions
16. A. By changing the size of their school uniforms
B. By escaping schools
C. By performing worse at school
D. By behaving disruptively
Directions: In Part 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. Write your answers on your
Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation:
Tom’s job title (17)_______
Time for appointment: (18)_______ tomorrow afternoon
Caller’s name: (19)_______
Mobile phone number: (20)_______
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation:
What did the woman put on face last night? She put (21)______ on her face last night.
What are they used for? They can soften the skin, make your skin shiny, remove lines and (22)______.
What does the man advise the woman to do? He suggests the woman should go to (23)______
Why doesn’t the woman take the man’s advice? Because she thinks plastic surgery will do harm to our (24)______
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
II. Grammar and Vocabulary （26%）
Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank.
Even today there are a great many wrong ideas about food. Some of them are very widespread.
One such idea is that fish is the best brain food. Fish is good brain food (25) ____ ____ it is good muscle food and skin food and bone food. But no one has been able to prove that fish is any (26)______ (good) for the brain than many other kinds of food.
Another such idea is that you (27)______ not drink water with meals. Washing food down with water as a substitute (28)_______ chewing is not a good idea, but some water with meals has been found to be helpful. It makes the digestive juices flow more freely and helps to digest the food.
Many of the ideas which scientists tell us (29)______ (have) no foundation have to do with mixtures of foods. A few years ago the belief became general that orange juice and milk should never be drunk at the same meal. The reason given was (30)_______ the acid in the orange juice would make the milk curdle (凝结) and become indigestible. As a matter of fact, milk always meets in the stomach a digestive juice which curdles (31)______; the curdling of the milk is the first step in its digestion. A similar wrong idea is that fish and ice cream when (32)______(eat) at the same meal form a poisonous combination.
It’s one of our common beliefs that mice are afraid of cats. Scientists have long known that (33) ____ ____ a mouse has never seen a cat before, it is still able to detect chemical signals released from it and run away in fear. This has always been thought to be something that is hard-wired into a mouse’s brain. But recently Wendy Ingram, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, (34)_______(challenge) this common sense. She has found a way to “cure” mice of their inborn fear of cats by infecting them with a parasite, reported the science journal Nature.
The parasite, called Toxoplasma gondii, might sound unfamiliar to you, but the (35)_______(shock) fact is that up to one-third of people around the world are infected by it. This parasite can cause different diseases among humans, (36)_______ pregnant women – it is linked to blindness and the death of unborn babies.
However, the parasite’s effects on mice are unique. Ingram and her team measured how mice reacted to a cat’s urine (尿) before and (37)______ it was infected by the parasite. They noted that normal mice stayed far away from the urine (38)_______ mice that were infected with the parasite walked freely around the test area.
But that’s not all. The parasite was found to be more powerful than originally (39)_______ (think) – even after researchers cured the mice of the infection, they no longer reacted with fear to a cat’s smell, which could indicate that the infection has caused a permanent change in mice’s brains.
Why does a parasite change a mouse’s brain instead of making it sick like it does to humans? The answer lies in evolution. Toxoplasma gondii can only reproduce inside a cat. So the parasite had to develop a way of tricking the mice into getting eaten more easily – thus (40)_______ (help) itself go inside a cat – by taking away mice’s sense of alarm.
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. (** 友情提示：本题共十个空，请按题号填涂)
A. frowned B. negative C. national D. appreciation E. effective
F. tendency G. approach H. ranked I. enhanced J. unpopular K(=ABD).named
What are the things that first come to your mind when you think of the UK? Are they nonstop rain, polite manners, boring food and tea drinking?
Some of the UK’s (41)_______ stereotypes are true, a new survey has found. For example, British people do have a(an) (42) ______ to drink lots of tea.
The research polled 1,402 foreigners living in the UK on their opinions about the British way of life. Unsurprisingly, the majority of them, almost 70 percent, said they enjoyed living in the country – good manners, especially UK people’s extraordinary ability to queue, are the main reasons for foreigners’ (43)______. More than one-third said they liked British people’s restrained (44)______ to emotion.
However, there are aspects of British culture that are (45)______ upon. The heavy alcohol drinking culture (46)______ as the least favorite trait, followed by the British sense of humor and the country’s bad weather.
It may not be too hard to understand why heavy drinking and bad weather are (47)______, but what’s wrong with the British sense of humor?
British humor is known for being dry and satirical (讽刺的), so it is generally more (48)______. When it comes to making the British laugh, there is nothing more (49)______ than a socially inappropriate joke, noted the BBC. “Britons are more comfortable with life’s losers,” wrote English actor Ricky Gervais in an article published in Time magazine.
“The majority of nationalities have stereotypes fitted around them and Britons don’t escape this,” said Liam Clifford, the founder of Global Visas, the website that conducted the research. “People probably come here with a stereotype-based preconception of what to expect. It’s good to see from our survey, though, that, in the majority of cases, this reputation is actually (50)______ upon living here.”
III. Reading Comprehension（47%）
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.
Coffee can be considered one of nature's greatest gifts. It gives mental and emotional (51)______ without harmful side effects, (like alcohol or tobacco), and it contains a wealth of nutrients. Yet, when most people drink coffee, they are not thinking that the beverage is (52)______ their health. In fact, some may even feel a little guilty, (53)______ they believe coffee isn't good for you at all.
Well, here's the truth of the matter. Coffee, like anything else, can cause problems if too much is (54)______. In the short-term, too much coffee will cause insomnia, nausea and hypertension. In the long-term, too much coffee will cause stomach problems, teeth staining, and high cholesterol.
As for the benefits, moderate consumption of coffee, (which means 1 to 4 cups a day), supplies your body with a wealth of antioxidants. These substances are (55)______ for eliminating free radicals(自由基). They are the chemical byproducts produced any time your body does something. A small number of them can help serve as a buffer against negative elements, but if they aren't kept in check, they can cause health problems. Antioxidants (56)______ that this doesn't happen.
The psychological effects of caffeine cannot be (57)______ either. Not only does caffeine make you more (58)______, but it can actually affect your mood. If you were feeling (59)______ or overwhelmed, a nice cup of coffee could change your perspective. The stack of work that seemed (60)______ before isn't even a problem now.
(61)______, caffeine helps stimulate creativity as it speeds up the body's functioning. That's why coffee is often (62)______ with writers and other intellectual professions. Other drugs (63)______ to make people dumber. Consider what happens when people get high off of crack or when they get drunk off of alcohol. They won't be functional at all. But with coffee, an individual gets a creative boost while still helping their bodies.
In conclusion, don't feel bad when you're brewing your morning cup of coffee. (64)_______ a can of soda or a shot of alcohol, coffee will make you feel wonderful while keeping you healthy. Just remember, you do have to consume the beverage (65)______.
51. A. reaction B. clarity C. freedom D. challenge
52. A. improving B. damaging C. adjusting D. stimulating
53. A. though B. so C. while D. since
54. A. purchased B. cherished C. taken D. promoted
55. A. suitable B. responsible C. convenient D. famous
56. A. ensure B. assume C. threaten D. indicate
57. A. ignored B. achieved C. measured D. abandoned
58. A. attractive B. attentive C. alert D. approachable
59. A. incompetent B. guilty C. depressed D. embarrassed
60. A. doubtful B. unknown C. impossible D. improper
61. A. By contrast B. In addition C. For example D. In brief
62. A. popular B. compared C. familiar D. associated
63. A. mean B. tend C. suppose D. expect
64. A. Despite B. Without C. Apart from D. Unlike
65. A. at will B. at random C. in particular D. in moderation
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.
Once upon a time it was boarding school adventures and mysteries solved by tweed-wearing detectives that fired young readers’ imaginations. Now, it seems, it is the promise of tales of blood sucking vampires, unstoppable zombies, howling werewolves and terrifying beasts that inspires young audiences to pick up a book.
Teen horror is a genre that seems to be going from strength to strength, with titles like The Demonata and The Saga of Larten Crepsey by Irish born writer, Darren Shan, topping the charts. Indeed Darren Shan’s success has earned him the title of “Master of Children’s Horror” and his books, which also include The Thin Executioner and the vampire series The Saga of Darren Shan, have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
But what is it about horror fiction that so appeals to young readers, and just how scary do they like it?
“I think horror allows teenagers to focus on real-life issues in a fantastical way, helping them analyse and make sense of the world as they are coming to a greater understanding of it,” says Darren. “In my book, Lord Loss, the main character’s parents and sister are slaughtered by demons. While that’s obviously not going to happen to anyone in the real world, many children will lose people they love during their formative years, whether it’s grandparents dying of old age, or friends or relatives in accidents. A book like this can hopefully help them prepare for when death strikes at them in real life. Good horror is always about helping us prepare for the darker aspects of life – and since we can’t avoid them, we might as well turn them into entertainment!”
Darren tours frequently, attending events in schools and libraries, and talking to young readers helps him gauge what they can and can’t take in terms of frightening content. He explains: “When I’m writing an especially terrible scene, I imagine myself reading it out in a live environment, and ask myself if I would feel comfortable doing so. If not, I’ll go back and tweak the scene. I have no set formula for deciding what is suitable and what is not. I simply go with my gut instinct.”
66. What is the point of the article?
A. To recommend some popular horror books.
B. To analyze why horror fiction fascinates young people.
C. To explore how horror fiction benefits young readers.
D. To introduce how Darren creates horror books.
67. The underlined phrase “going from strength to strength” in Paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. failing to attract attention
B. improving imagination
C. getting darker and scarier
D. becoming increasingly successful
68. Darren Shan thinks that his books interest young people because ______.
A. they are exciting and inspiring
B. they are about the darker aspects of life
C. they deal with real-life issues in a fanciful way
D. they teach people how to deal with real-life problems
69. What can we conclude from the last paragraph?
A. Teenagers feel comfortable with Darren’s imagination.
B. The more frightening a book is, the better it sells.
C. Darren visits schools from time to time to promote his books.
D. Darren sometimes changes his stories to make them less scary.
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Are we getting more stupid? According to Gerald Crabtree, a scientist at Stanford University in the US, we are.
You may not want to hear this, but Crabtree believes that human intelligence reached its peak more than 2,000 years ago and ever since then has been going downhill. “If an average Greek from 1,000 BC were transported to modern times, he or she would be one of the brightest among us,” Crabtree told The Guardian.
At the heart of Crabtree’s thinking is a simple idea. In the past, intelligence was critical for survival when our ancestors had to avoid dangerous animals and hunt for food. The difference of being smart or stupid is often life or death. However, after the spread of agriculture, when our ancestors began to live in dense farming communities, the need to keep their intelligence in peak condition gradually reduced.
This is not hard to understand. Most of the time, pressure is what keeps us going – you need the pressure from your teachers to finish your homework; the pressure of looking pretty prompts you to lose weight when summer comes. And the same is also true of our intelligence – if we think less, we become less smart.
These mutations(变异) are harmful to our intelligence and they were all developed in the past 3,000 years. The other evidence that Crabtree holds is in our genes. He found that among the 2,000 to 5,000 genes that we have that determine human intelligence, there are two or more mutations in each of us.
However, Crabtree’s theory has been criticized by some who say that early humans may have better hunting and surviving abilities, but people today have developed a more diverse intelligence. For example, spearing a tiger doesn’t necessarily require more brainpower than playing chess or writing a poem. Moreover, the power of modern education means a lot more people have the opportunity to learn nowadays.
“You wouldn’t get Stephen Hawking 2,000 years ago. He just wouldn’t exist,” Thomas Hills of the University of Warwick, UK, told Live Science. “But now we have people of his intellectual capacity doing things and making insights that we would never have achieved in our environment of evolutionary adaptation.”
What is Crabtree’s recent finding according to the article?
A. The Greeks from 1,000 BC could have been the smartest in human history.
B. Our ancient ancestors had no better surviving abilities than we do nowadays.
C. Humans have been getting steadily more intelligent since the invention of farming.
D. Mutations in genes that decide human intelligence have affected the development of intelligence.
According to Crabtree, ancient humans _______.
A. had much more genes that determine human intelligence
B. were forced to be smart due to natural selection pressures
C. relied more on group intelligence than individual intelligence
D. developed a diverse intelligence to adapt to the harsh realities
Some argue that Crabtree’s theory is false because they think _______.
A. people today are under much more pressure than early humans
B. it’s ridiculous to compare a hunter’s and a poet’s intelligence
C. modern education is far more advanced than ancient education
D. human intelligence nowadays is different from that of the distant past
What is Thomas Hills’ attitude toward Crabtree’s theory?
A. Supportive B. Unfavorable C. Worried D. Confused.
Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.
Proxemics(空间关系学) is the study of what governs how closely one person stands to another. People who feel close will be close, though the actual distances will vary between cultures. For Amreicans we can discern four main categories of distance: intimate, personal, social and public. Intimate ranges from direct contact to about 45 centimeters. This is for the closest relationships such as those between husband and wife. Beyond this comes personal distance. This stands at between 45 and 80 centimeters. It is the most usual distance maintained for conversations between friends and relatives. Social distance covers people who work together or are meeting at social gatherings. Distances here tend to be kept between 1.30 to 2 meters. Beyond this comes public distance, such as that between a lecturer and his audience.
All cultures draw lines between what is an appropriate and what is an inappropriate social distance for different types of relationship. They differ, however, in where they draw these lines. Look at an international reception with representatives from the US and Arabic countries conversing and you will see the Americans pirouetting(快速旋转) backwards around the hall pursued by their Arab partners. The Americans will be trying to keep the distance between themselves and their partners which they have grown used to regarding as “normal”. They probably will not even notice themselves trying to adjust the distance between themselves and their partners, though they may have vague feeling that their Arab neighbors are being a bit “pushy”. The Arab, on the other hand, coming from a culture where much closer distance is the norm, may be feeling that the Americans are being “stand-offish”. Finding themselves happier standing close to and even touching those they are in conversation with they will persistently pursue the Americans round the room trying to close the distance between them.
The appropriateness of physical contact varies between different cultures too. One study of the number of times people conversing in coffee shops over a one hour period showed the following interesting variations: London, 0; Florida, 2; Paris, 10; and Puerto Rico 180. Not only dose it vary between societies, however, it also varies between different subcultures within one society. Young people in Britain, for example, are more likely to touch and hug friends than are the older generation. This may be partly a matter of growing older, but it also reflects the fact that the older generation grew up at a time when touching was less common for all age groups. Forty years ago, for example, footballers would never hug and kiss one another on the field after a goal as they do today.
78. In proxemics, ________ governs the standing space between two persons.
79. The word “stand-offish”(Line 9, Para. 2) means _________.
80. Why may Arabs “pursue” Americans in a conversation at an international reception?
81. We can infer from the last paragragh that the appropriateness of physical contact also varies with_________.
** For translation and guided writing, please write your answers on the answer sheets.
命题人：孙锦波 打印人：孙锦波 审核人： 谭宏
题号 听力二 语法 阅读 翻译 写作 总分
应得分 8 16 8 22 25 79
17. _______________________ 18. ________________________
19. _______________________ 20. ________________________
21. _______________________ 22. ________________________
23. _______________________ 24. ________________________
25. _______________; 26. ___________________; 27. _______________; 28.__________________
29. _______________; 30. ___________________; 31. _______________; 32.__________________
33. _______________; 34. ___________________: 35. _______________; 36.__________________
37. _______________; 38. ___________________; 39. _______________; 40.__________________
Answer questions 78 through 81 in NO MORE THAN 10 WORDS:
I. Translation (4=4+4+5+5=22%)
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.
II. Guided writing（25%）
Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below.
It is reported that Chinese tourists have recently been listed among the most unwelcome groups by a well-known foreign website on travel. Suppose you are Wang Fang, a high school student, please write a letter to Xinmin Evening News, analyzing at least two causes and giving advice on how to improve the image of Chinese tourists.
Sincerely yours, Wang Fang
Keys to Mid-term Examination for Senior 3 Students
1-10 DACAB CDDAB 11-16 DCD CBA
17. stylist 18. Two/2 19. Becky 20. 15439265972
21. pieces of cucumber 22. age signs 23. the beauty salon 24. mind and body
25. just as 26. better 27. should 28. for 29. have 30. that 31. it 32. eaten 33. even if 34. has challenged 35. shocking 36.
especially 37. after 38. while 39. thought 40. helping
41-45 CFDGA 46-50 HJBEI
51-55 BADCB 56-60AACCC 61-65BDBDD
66-69 BDCD 70-73 CDAD 74-77. DBDB
79. cold / distant/ indifferent/keeping others at arm’s length
80. Because they try to close the distance between them / Because they regard much closer distance as the norm /appropriate / Because they feel they are happier being close to them
81. time/ the times
1. It was generous of the newly-promoted manager to finance/fund my college education.
/ It is generous of the newly promoted manager to have financed/funded my college education.
2. It is pointed out in the article that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
3. Never had I expected/thought that one could do so much work/so many things simply with a cell phone before this type/model of smart phone was launched.
Never had it occurred to me that…
4. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall/have fallen. What matters is how many times you (can/will) stand up and try again/keep going.
5. The reason why environmentalists appeal to the whole nation/people all over the country to protect/conserve water resources is that they don’t want to see man’s tear become/be the last drop of water on the earth.