英 语 2012.3
1. Why does the woman’s class want to put on the play?
A. To make money. B. To study French. C. To entertain the students.
2. Where does the story in the play take place?
A. On a plane. B. In Plymouth. C. In Broadway.
3. What is the woman looking for?
A. A casual dress. B. A business suit. C. An evening dress.
4. What will the woman do next?
A. Try on the clothes. B. Bargain with the man. C. Pay for the clothes in cash.
5. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In a taxi. B. In a hospital. C. In an office.
6. Why is the woman upset?
A. She missed watching the game.
B. She failed in the exam.
C. She didn’t win the match.
7. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Noise. B. Housework. C. Neighbourhood.
8. What does the man suggest doing?
A. Taking a taxi. B. Waiting for the bus. C. Taking another bus.
9. How will the woman deal with the money?
A. She will save most of it.
B. She will give it to the man.
C. She will buy a lot of clothes.
10. How does the man feel about watching Star Wars?
A. He wouldn’t mind seeing it again.
B. He’d prefer to watch something else.
C. He’d like to watch it if he had more time.
11. What does the man dislike doing?
A. Fixing things. B. Getting up early. C. Cleaning the bathroom.
12. What do the couple decide to watch?
A. A talk show. B. A sports event. C. A reality show.
13. What do the speakers do with the box?
A. They put it in the lift.
B. They bring it to the office.
C. They carry it up the stairs.
14. What does the woman do after lunch if she has time?
A. She goes to see a movie.
B. She gets on the Internet.
C. She reads the newspaper.
15. When does the woman get to her office?
A. At 3:30 p.m. B. At 3:45 p.m. C. At 4:15 p.m.
16. What is the woman?
A. A salesperson. B. A director. C. A TV announcer.
17. When is the zoo closed in the summer?
A. At 4:00 p.m. B. At 9:30 p.m. C. At 10:00 p.m.
18. Where does the guide meet the tourists?
A. At the café. B. At the shop. C. At the entrance of the zoo.
19. What can the tourists do in the zoo?
A. Have something to eat. B. Feed the animals. C. Buy toys.
20. How much does a family ticket cost?
A. ￡4.65. B. ￡6.85. C. ￡18.75.
第一节 单项选择（共15 小题；每小题1分，满分15分）
21. You can hold a party in the garden you clean it up afterwards.
A. as long as B. even if C. now that D. as soon as
22. heavy rain is arriving tomorrow and will last for rest of the week.
A. A; / B. A; the C. The; / D. The; the
23. —You look so upset, Isabelle. ?
—I failed to pass the driving test last week.
A. What's up B. What's for C. What are you up to D. So what
24. I appreciated the opportunity to study abroad two years ago.
A. to have given B. to have been given
C. having given D. having been given
25. It is so noisy in the restaurant and hard for us to a conversation.
A. go on B. keep on C. carry on D. take on
26. Leave him a note at the reception desk, he will learn how to find you.
A. which B. from which C. with which D. on which
27. A young woman is presented an award because she saved the baby falling off a high building.
A. to B. of C. for D. with
28. The calculations, had they been done by hand, all practical value by the time they were finished.
A. had lost B. would lose
C. should have lost D. would have lost
29. I love the job of selling guitars. That's my strengths meet my passions for music.
A. what B. which C. where D. when
30. Joe won the first prize on Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, it a turning point for him.
A. called B. calling C. having called D. to call
31. What do you mean, there are only ten tickets? There be twelve.
A. must B. can C. will D. should
32. —How terrible it is today!
— . A very bad day for swimming, isn't it?
A. So it is B. So is it C. Nor it is D. Nor is it
33. The color of that T-shirt and made all the other clothes pink.
A. went B. disappeared C. ran D. fell
34. — Are you still very busy?
— Yes, I the report for the manager and it won’t take long.
A. have just finished B. am just finishing
C. had just finished D. am just going to finish
35. Little that the course of his life was about to change then.
A. he is known B. did he know
C. does he know D. is he known
Known as the Animal Lady in this area which I lived in, I was always asked to lend a hand in animal 36 . One afternoon three little neighbor girls ran up 37 my door, saying a baby squirrel was on the sidewalk. I quickly 38 the kids and they led me to a tiny squirrel still with milk teeth. I 39 and held the little creature up gently in my arms to check it for 40 . It seemed fine. I figured the mother must have been killed, leaving it an orphan(孤儿). Now, the baby was pretty hungry for 41 and then left its nest to search the neighborhood for help.
I was about to carry it into my 42 when I found several other babies 43 to run down the tree from where their nest was. With the first squirrel hid into my 44 , I stood at the base of the tree and was 45 when three more babies ran right down into my hands. Those dear little creatures were so happy to feel safe and 46 , and they all held each other close in my shirt. I took them home and 47 them bread and milk to eat. The poor starving things went 48 as they swallowed the meal.
I phoned a lady in the next town who 49 a small squirrel shelter. She had a big back yard with large 50 surrounded by a tall wooden fence. She assured me she was well 51 to care for the babies and provide a natural home for them when they were grown.
I love that those little girls cared enough about the squirrels to seek out the 52 of the Animal Lady! And I really 53 getting to help the baby creatures. And then the 54 of caring continued 55 the lady with the squirrel shelter took them in. How wonderful to be part of a chain of kindness.
36. A. hunt B. love C. cure D. rescue
37. A. to B. through C. for D. from
38. A. followed B. glanced C. comforted D. persuaded
39. A. came down B. bent down C. put down D. broke down
40. A. fur B. legs C. teeth D. injuries
41. A. milk B. vegetable C. nuts D. leaves
42. A. room B. car C. house D. cage
43. A. pretending B. waiting C. swinging D. starting
44. A. shoe B. pocket C. shirt D. drawer
45. A. puzzled B. interested C. astonished D. satisfied
46. A. nervous B. cold C. warm D. tired
47. A. handed B. showed C. gave D. lent
48. A. hungry B. wild C. sad D. afraid
49. A. owned B. needed C. sought D. shut
50. A. ladders B. flowers C. bamboos D. trees
51. A. organized B. equipped C. built D. known
52. A. shelter B. information C. advice D. help
53. A. minded B. regretted C. enjoyed D. appreciated
54. A. chain B. feeling C. sense D. connection
55. A. when B. if C. before D. until
Last Friday my brother and I were driving home together after doing some shopping and gave our attention to an interesting conversation. Because of this distraction (分心)my brother took a wrong turn.
Unfortunately, the wrong turn took us towards a bridge and we had no way to turn back. Unwillingly, my brother paid the bridge fee and drove on. He was clearly frustrated by the mistake and the needless waste of $4.
We eventually reached an exit and, as we took it, my brother noticed a young fellow pulled over to the side of the road. He came out of his car and tried to phone someone. I was busy trying to figure out which way we would go next but my brother pulled over and asked the guy if he needed any help. And he did. He had a flat tire and needed a tool to get it off.
My brother gave him a wrench, and then began to help him change the flat. The young man said that this had been a bad week for him: earlier he had gotten into a minor car accident, and now this flat on his way home from work. But he called us “a breath of fresh air” and kept thanking us because he really would have been stuck if we hadn’t come along.
After we finished the job he thanked us again and pulled out $20 from his pocket and tried to give it to us. “No,” I said. “We were never supposed to even get on that bridge, we took a wrong turn. But now we know why we did. It was to help you. Thank you for turning our mistake into an opportunity to serve.”
What I loved most was that my brother was able to see a chance to help. His reaction in the situation is a lesson for everyone and we felt so good the rest of the day.
56. When did the author and his brother notice the young man who had a flat tire?
A. Before they arrived at a bridge.
B. When they were passing through an exit.
C. When the young man stopped them for help.
D. After they came back to the right road.
57.We can learn from the text that the writer’s brother ________.
A. didn’t know the roads well
B. was a warm-hearted young man
C. made the turn to help the young man
D. regretted making a wrong turn all the way home
58.What did the young man mean by calling the writer and his brother “a breath of fresh air” ?
A. He had been in the hot sun waiting for help for so long.
B. His car’s air conditioner was broken.
C. They calmed him down by offering him a cold drink.
D. They changed his bad luck and the bad mood he was in.
59. Which of the following sentences best describes the writer's experience?
A. It’s no use crying over spilt milk.
B. God helps those who help themselves.
C. Nothing in the world is difficult for one who sets his mind to it.
D. If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
Want to know more about how World Food Programme helps women all over the world? Here is a quick look at the valuable things it has done.
Investing(投资) In Bulls, Woman Begins To Escape From Poverty
In Shahinoor’s household there were days when she struggled to put even one meal on the family table. She and her husband are among Bangladesh’s poorest: those with no land, no wealth and little hope of breaking out of hunger and poverty. But a new programme to unlock the entrepreneurial(创业的) spirit of Bangladeshi women has transformed her life.
Food Aid Brings Fresh Water To Nepalese Village
Kanukura, 33, says that carrying water up the mountain slopes to her village used to be the hardest part of her day. It’s a job that mainly fell to women in this part of Nepal, who faced a difficult and tiring climb when they needed water. But that’s changed now, thanks to a new village tap, from which women like Kanukura can get clean drinking water whenever they need it.
In Colombia, Food Assistance Is Part Of Response To Violence Against Women
In Colombia, WFP assists many victims of sexual and gender-based violence, providing them with food assistance as they recover. As part of her work for WFP, Mariangela Bizzarri recently visited a town on Colombia’s Pacific coast to meet some of these women and to assess the effect of the violence they have experienced. She sent us this personal account of one day of meetings.
Afghanistan Diary - Day Six
On the final day of Silke’s trip to central Afghanistan, she meets three women, each of whom impresses her with their determination to improve their own lives, and those of their families and their community. One of them is thrilled at simply having a job in a government office. As a child the idea of working outside her home had seemed impossible.
60. Who lives in a place where water used to be difficult to get according to the passage?
A. Silke B. Kanukura C. Shahinoor D. Mariangela
61. We learn from the passage that women in Colombia ________.
A. may give birth to 5 children
B. can’t go to school all their life
C. have to work in a government office
D. are more likely to get harmed than men
62. Women in Bangladesh now become not so poor as they used to be by ________.
A. raising bulls with the help of WFP
B. working more hours in the fields
C. doing part-time jobs in the evening
D. receiving money from the government
63. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. There are many victims of sexual violence in Nepal.
B. Getting clean drinking water is easier in Bangladesh.
C. The social position of women in Afghanistan has greatly changed.
D. Children in Colombia sometimes have only one meal a day.
Naps—short sleeps during the day—may improve memory, experts said recently.
New research conducted by brain researcher Avi Karni of the University of Haifa in Israel explores the possibility that naps help lock in sometimes long-term memories. “We still don't know exactly how memory system works during sleep, but the results of this research suggest it is possible to speed up memory consolidation(巩固),” Karni said. Long-term memory refers to memories that stay with us for years, such as “what” memories -- a car accident that happened yesterday-- or “how to” memories, such as one's learned ability to play the pianos.
Karni, also one of the authors of the study published in a recent issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, instructed participants to learn a difficult set of finger games, then divided the study subjects into two groups: one that napped for an hour, and one that didn't. The people who took an afternoon snooze showed obvious improvement in their performance by that evening.
“After a night’s sleep the two groups were at the same level, but the group that slept in the afternoon improved much faster than the group that stayed awake,” Karni said. And the study also showed just how much faster a 90-minute nap could help lock in long-term memories. “Daytime sleep can shorten the time ‘how to’ memory weakens and forgetting starts,”Karni said, “Instead of 6 to 8 hours, the brain consolidated the memory during the 90-minute nap.”
64. We can learn from the article that ________.
A. the new research has discovered the memory process during the sleep
B. taking a nap helps improve both long-term and short-term memories
C. Karni’s findings are based on comparisons between two groups of participants
D. people who take a nap will never forget “how to” skills once they are learned
65. The underlined word “subjects” in paragraph 3 probably mean________.
A. the people being tested in the study
B. the people carrying out the study
C. the topics being discussed in the study
D. the areas of knowledge being studied
66. The text is most probably taken from ________.
A. a newspaper report B. a library guide
C. a project handbook D. a science site
HANGZHOU, China — Millions of Chinese basketball fans who were upset about the retirement of Yao Ming, are excited to see another even more shining star, Jeremy Lin, rising from the N.B.A and becoming a household name all across China.
“We are amazed by Lin Shuhao’s magic performance and should cheer him on,” one Internet user wrote.
“His sport shirts have sold out, even including the counterfeit(仿制品) ones,” said Zheng Xiaojun, a 24-year-old clerk.
Lin’s amazing success over the last month has caught the imagination of the Chinese. He has been particularly popular here in northern Zhejiang province, from which his grandmother went to Taiwan in the late 1940s.
Cai Qi, a well-known micro blogger, posted a message on micro blog over the weekend stating that Lin’s hometown is Jiaxing, a city near Hangzhou where Lin’s grandmother grew up.
Cai Qi’s nephew Yu Guohua, a 56-year-old factory worker, is Lin’s closest relative still living in northern Zhejiang. He said in a telephone interview that Lin had come to play basketball with the Jiaxing High School team last May and had been surrounded by admirers.
Yu said he did not have a chance to meet Lin in the crowd, but managed to speak with his family. “His father was very supportive of Lin’s playing basketball, but his grandmother was not, for fear he would be injured,” Yu said.
Lin may owe his height, 6 feet 3 inches, to his grandmother’s family, Yu said. Chen Weiji, the father of Lin’s grandmother, was well over 6 feet and all of Chen’s children were tall as well, he said.
The N.B.A. believes that 300 million people in China play basketball. The retirement last year of Yao Ming took its main Asian draw away from the N.B.A. But Lin’s appearance has helped the league remain a hot topic of Chinese online chatter.
67.Why does Lin Shuhao appeal especially to people in northern Zhejiang ?
A. He was born in Zhejiang.
B. His sports shirts are made in Zhejiang.
C. He once visited Zhejiang.
D. His grandmother grew up in Zhejiang.
68. We can learn from the text that ________.
A. Lin once played on Jiaxing High School team
B. All Lin’s relatives moved to Taiwan 60 years ago
C. Lin’s grandmother didn’t expect him to be a player
D. Lin’s father loved playing basketball
69. Lin’s success in N.B.A has ________.
A. attracted more Chinese children to play basketball as a career
B. drawn Chinese people’s attention back to the league
C. helped his hometown develop sports shirts business
D. helped his hometown attract more foreign visitors
70. Which is the best title of the report?
A. The Secret of Lin’s Success
B. Lin, A New Focus in China
C. Lin and His Family
D. Chinese Players in N.B.A
“So, what are you doing after graduation?” 71 However, you have to make up your mind as your last high school year begins. Whether your plans include college, heading straight for the workforce, or taking a year off, here are some practical tips to prepare yourself for the journey.
Going to College
Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be and how they plan to get there. 72 According to a recent survey, 75% of students change their majors after they enter college. After all, school is also not just about careers and getting a high-paying job after graduation — it’s a place for learning about yourself and the world.
Selecting a School
If college is in your future, you need to plan. Start by asking yourself questions about your preferences. 73 Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, ask the schools to send you literature or visit their websites.
Getting a Job
Maybe you’ve decided that college isn’t for you — right now, anyway. If you want to join the workforce, opportunities are out there for people who don’t have degrees. Some products-selling or service industry organizations offer training programs to high school graduates. Search the classified ads in the newspaper and do some Internet research. 74
Taking Time Off
What if you intend to go to college but just don’t feel ready to start yet, for whatever reason? __75 This practice is common in some countries, like the United Kingdom, where it’s called a “gap year”. Even if you decide not to apply to college, it can be a great idea to take a year to do something you may not have an opportunity to do again. Lots of volunteer organizations would welcome your time and energy and would provide you with a wonderful learning experience.
A. You might want to get a high-paid job first.
B. You might want to take a year off to pause.
C. This is the fact that young people have to take into consideration.
D. Most large companies list their job openings on their websites.
E. Not all of us are so sure of our plans, though, and that’s OK too.
F. Many juniors and seniors get bored answering that question over and over.
G. Ask friends in college about their schools and other schools they’re familiar with.
第一节 短文改错 (共10小题；每小题1分，满分10分)
In the winter vacation, I paid a visit a mountain village in a suburb of Handan. No sooner had I got off the bus when I was greatly surprising to see all the changes. It was far better than I had been expected. Now every family can drink cleanly running water. The villagers needn’t carry water himself any more. Firewood is no longer used for cooking. Marsh gas, a new cheap clean energy, make it very convenient to cook and light. As all the families have color TV set, they can enjoy plays at home. It impressed me most was that the best building in a village was the school. I hope the mountain village will become better and better.
要点： 1. 谢绝Paul的邀请；
Thank you very much for your invitation________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I 听力：1-5 BCABA 6-10 BABAB 11-15 ABCAC 16-20 CBCAC
II单选： 21-25 ABADC 26-30 BDDCA 31-35 DACBB
III完形填空：36-40 DAABD 41-45 ACDCC 46-50 CCBAD 51-55 BDCAA
IV阅读理解：56-59 BBDD 60-63 BDAC 64-66 CAD 67-70 DCBB
七选五： 71-75 FEGDB
In the winter vacation, I paid a visit∧a mountain village in a suburb of Handan. No sooner
had I got off the bus when I was greatly surprising to see all the changes. It was far better than I
had been expected. Now every family can drink cleanly running water. The villagers needn’t carry
water himself any more. Firewood is no longer used for cooking. Marsh gas, a new cheap clean
energy, make it very convenient to cook and light. As all the families have color TV set, they can
enjoy plays at home. It impressed me most was that the best building in a village was the school. I
hope the mountain village will become better and better.
VI One Possible Version
Thank you very much for your invitation.
I’ d love to accept it and take this opportunity to introduce traditional Chinese painting to foreign friends, but I’m sorry to inform you that I can’t. My grandpa is seriously ill in hospital and I have to attend him. As for the introduction speech, I strongly recommend my friend Anna, who is the most suitable choice to take my place next Sunday. She began to learn painting at an early age and has a broad knowledge of traditional Chinese painting, which, combined with her active personality and perfect spoken English, will help make your activity a success.
Sorry again for any inconvenience caused by my absence and all the best wishes to you.
W: Shall I put a pillow behind you，sir?
M: Please. It’s really uncomfortable to stay in the same position all the time. By the way, when will I be allowed to go home?
W: I’m so upset, Gerald! I found out I didn’t win the game I was hoping for.
M: I simply can’ t believe it! I know how much you were counting on it.
M: What’s all that noise? It sounds as if it’s coming from next door. The Nelsons aren’t back yet, are they?
W: I don’t think so. It must be the window-cleaner working upstairs.
W: Why hasn’t Bus No. 22 arrived yet?
M: I don’t know. It should be here soon.
W: Should we take a taxi?
M: Let’s wait ten more minutes.
W: My parents gave me a lot of money for Chinese New Year.
M: What are you going to do with it?
W: I’ll put most of it in the bank. Maybe I’ll spend a little bit of it on new clothes.
M: That’s a wise plan.
M: How’s the special French class coming along, Maggie?
W: Pretty good. But I have to practise a lot. We’re going to put on a play.
M: A play? In French? That will give you plenty of practice. And practice makes perfect, you know. What’s the play about?
W: Well, it’s about a flight from Paris to Plymouth. The plane meets bad weather. The play is about the people on the plane and their problems.
M: That sounds pretty dramatic.
W: You’re not kidding. If we can do this, we’ll be ready for Broadway.
M: Hello. Can I help you?
W: Oh, hello. Yes. I want something to wear at a conference.
M: So, you’re looking for something quite smart.
W: Yes. Some kind of business suit ... Hmm, this is nice. Is this one on sale?
M: Yes, it is. There’s a 25% reduction on this one. It’s a real bargain.
W: Hmmm. It’s still a bit expensive for me. Is there a discount for cash?
M: Oh, no, I’m sorry.
W: Oh, well, can I try it on?
M: Yes, of course. The changing room’s just over there.
M: Well, what’s on TV tonight?
W: Ur, there is a rerun of Star Wars.
M: Nah, I’ve seen it a billion times. I’d like to see something different.
W: Okay, let’s see here. Oh, on channel 2 at 9:00, there’s a home improvement show about fixing anything around the house. We do have a few things that you could repair in the bathroom ...
M: Fixing things? Uh, I think I’m going to bed. I have to get up early tomorrow ...
W: Okay. Too bad, though. There’s a basketball game on right now, but I guess you can catch the score in tomorrow’s newspaper.
M: Oh, okay. I’ll stay up and keep you company while I, I mean, WE watch the game.
W: I thought you’d change your mind.
M: That box looks heavy, Serena. Can I help you carry it up to your apartment?
W: Thanks. How I wish we had a lift in this building!
M: I’ve got this side. Hey, Serena, I was wondering what do you do during the day?
W: Well, on weekdays I usually get up at ten. I get on the Internet or read the paper for two hours. Then I eat lunch around noon. If I have time, I’ll go to a movie at the theatre over at the mall.
M: When do you go to work?
W: I catch a bus at three-thirty, and I get to the office about forty-five minutes later. Wait. Let me unlock the door.
M: And what time do you come back?
W: Here in the corner is fine, thanks. Uh, I get home pretty late, usually after one in the morning.
M: Really? What exactly is your job?
W: Oh, I thought you knew. I’m a TV announcer. I do WNTV’s entertainment reports! Haven’t you seen me before?
M: Gee, I’m sorry. I never watch TV.
M: Thank you for calling Finchester Zoo. The zoo is open on six days and closed on Mondays. The opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. until it gets dark. This is half past nine in the summer and four o’clock in the winter.
There is a guided tour of the zoo every hour. Visitors for the tour should wait at the entrance which is where the tour begins. Our guide will meet you there. The tour finishes at the café.
You should not feed the animals but you can watch when we give them something to eat. Every day at two o’clock the lions are given their food and the elephants get theirs at three o’clock.
There is a shop in the zoo where you can buy books and games. All the family will like playing these. There is also a café which sells snacks.
Tickets for adults cost six pounds eighty-five and children’s tickets are four pounds sixty-five. A family ticket, for two adults and three children, is eighteen pounds seventy-five.