2008 学 年 第 二 学 期 徐 汇 区 高 三 年 级 英 语 学 科 学习能力诊断卷
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  09.4 第一卷 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. At the post office. B. At the movie theatre. C. At the candy store. D. At the McDonald’s.
  2. A. A mechanic. B. An electrician. C. A secretary. D. A surgeon.
  3. A. To the theatre. B. To the airport. C. To Boston. D. To the school.
  4. A. She can use his car. B. She can get her car fixed. C. She needs to get a license. D. She can hire a car.
  5. A. Sunny and warm. B. Rainy and cold. C. Sunny but cold. D. Rainy but warm.
  6. A. The offices all look the same. B. Every office needs a waste bin. C. Too much paper has been wasted. D. The man uses most paper in his office.
  7. A. An annoying dog. B. Their neighbor. C. The flower garden. D. Mrs. Gorham.
  8. A. He does not feel thirsty at all. B. He needs to go back to get money. C. He can’t get anything to drink now. D. They must hurry home.
  9. A. Mark made some trouble with Bobby. B. Bobby was a trouble-maker at school. C. Mr. Allen was Bobby’s class teacher. D. Mark was Bobby’s elder bother.
  10. A. Internet surfing. B. Stock exchanging. C. Mountain climbing. D. Job hunting. 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. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays. B. On Tuesdays and Thursdays. C. On Wednesdays and Thursdays. D. On Tuesdays and Fridays.
  12. A. Once a week. B. Twice a week. C. Once a month. D. Twice a month.
  13. A. Classroom tests. B. Attendance rate. C. Research papers. D. Final exam. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.

  14. A. Parents. B. Teachers. C. Experts. D. Businessmen.
  15. A. Maintain a savings account. B. Visit the bank regularly. C. Hire a personal accountant. D. Manage his own money.
  16. A. The current economic situation has a negative influence on America. B. Parent-child communication on financial matters must be open. C. Teens should learn to handle money matters well on their own. D. Financial managers are most needed during the economic crisis. 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. A Break-in Name: Time: Lost belongings: Other information: Mrs. Jenkins Between 12:00 and (
  17) (
  18) (Value: 800 dollars) Cash (Value: (
  19) dollars) The husband is on a trip to (
  20)
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. What is the survey mainly about? Which two sports are most favored? What does the woman decide to do? What does the result say about older customers? It’s on (
  21). (
  22). To expand their line of (
  23) and come up with a better slogan. They are more (
  24) about staying fit.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence.
  25. With the guide leading the way, the visitors were able to travel through the forest foot. A. by B. on C. in D. with
  26. Knowing the meaning of a word is one thing; yet using it both grammatically and communicatively properly is quite . A. much B. many C. little D. another
  27. Many introduced plants be cultivated in special soils for some time before they are
transplanted in the field, otherwise they won’t survive. A. must B. might C. could D. would
  28. John, tell me the truth. When did you tell Bill the assignments? The moment he back home. A. came B. come C. comes D. will come
  29. Indeed the best leading actor has read a lot of books, but the best supporting actress has read no . A. more B. few C. less D. little
  30. Yesterday evening the board had a discussion regarding they should set up more scholarships to meet the increasing demands. A. what B. whether C. that D. who
  31. As the visiting prime minister puts, China’s influence in the world will continue to strengthen its economy grows. A. although B. until C. as D. before
  32. Hours of playing violent video games can affect the way the brain works, damage to certain cells of brain and slowing brain activity. A. to cause B. causing C. cause D. caused
  33. Although the causes of cancer , we do not yet have any practical way to prevent it. A. are being uncovered B. have been uncovering C. are uncovering D. have uncovered
  34. It is generally accepted that Chinese were the earliest football while the Europeans established the modern rules for football. A. played B. playing C. to play D. having played
  35. From the photographs from the satellites, scientists are learning things about the earth they have never known before. A. to sent B. to be send C. sending D. sent
  36. There is little doubt you will be able to judge truth and error if you have confidence in yourself. A. that B. who C. when D. if
  37. The newly concluded National People’s Congress has passed a package of economic policies 8% of yearly economic growth. A. target B. to target C. targeting D. targeted
  38. Hardly aware that the lion was approaching her before her dog began to bark. A. she was B. would she C. would she be D. was she
  39. The government has revised the budget, 5% of will be used to help develop the medium and small sized enterprises. A. that B. whose C. which D. as
  40. The scientists are trying to find out what caused the dolphins to strand themselves, a strange animal behavior hard to understand. A. was it that B. that was that C. was that which D. it was that 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. exactly B. feared F. complimenting G. code
C. humble H. considerate
D. frequently I. leaping
E. insult J. preferred
If you are ever lucky to be invited to a formal dinner party in Paris, remember that the French have their own way of doing things, and that even your finest manners may not be “correct” by French custom. For example, if you think showing up without delay at the time given on the invitation, armed with gifts of wine and roses, (
  41) your hostess on her cooking, laughing heartily at the host’s jokes and then (
  42) up to help the hostess will make you the perfect guest, think again. Here Madame Nora Chabal, the marketing director of The Ritz Hotel in Paris, explains how it works. The first duty of the guest is to respond to the invitation within 48 hours. If an invitation is for eight o’clock, the (
  43) guest arrives at 8:
  15. Guests who arrive (
  44) on time or early are mere thoughtless ones who are not giving the hostess those last few minutes she needs to deal with details. The “guest” arrives between 15 to 20 minutes after the hour because dinner will be served exactly 30 minutes past the time on the invitation. Flowers sent in advance are the (
  45) gift. They may also be sent afterwards with a thank-you note. It is considered a very bad form to arrive with a gift of flowers in hand, thereby forcing the hostess to deal with finding a vase when she is too busy to do that. See, that’s the logic! The type of flowers sent has a (
  46) of its own, too. One must never send Chrysanthemums(菊花) because they are considered too (
  47) a flower for occasion. Carnations are considered bad luck. And though the French love wine, you must never bring a bottle to a dinner party. Why, it’s as if you (
  48) your hosts would not have enough wine on hand, and that’s an (
  49). You may, however, offer a box of chocolates that the hostess will pass after dinner with coffee. 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. Everyone knows how the story of Cinderella ends, but did you ever really think about how she spent her days before she met the prince? Her daily (
  50) was not fascinating. She did everything from sweeping the floor to cooking the meals. If someone had asked Cinderella, “Are there any kinds of (
  51) work that you particularly hate?” she probably would have answered, “Why, none, of course. Housework is my duty!” In the real world, (
  52), most people have definite (
  53) for certain sorts of housework. Two of these tasks are ironing clothes and washing dishes. Ironing clothes is most hated (
  54) it is not a task that can be completed quickly or thoughtlessly. Each piece of clothing must be handled (
  55), so ironing a basket of laundry can take hours! After ironing a piece of clothing with great care, you need to place it on a hanger as soon as possible. If you do not follow these directions carefully, it might become (
  56) and you have to start over. Perhaps that is why ironing is not a (
  57) thing to do. It (
  58) extreme attention to detail from beginning to end.
Another household job that many people dislike is washing dishes. (
  59), some people claim that this work is no longer a problem because we have dishwashers now! However, no one would (
  60) that dishes, silverware, and (
  61) pots and pans washed in a dishwasher don’t come out as clean as they do when washed by hand. For this reason, many of us (
  62) to wash our dishes by hand, but we are not necessarily happy doing it. Cleaning dishes is a job that not only takes a lot of energy but also (
  63) the patience to wash and dry them. (
  64), unlike ironing clothes, washing dishes is a thing that usually must be done every day. I don’t know how Cinderella felt about this particular task, but I believe that most people hate it as much as I do.
  50. A. parade B. pattern C. routine D. response
  51. A. household B. patriotic C. invisible D. mechanical
  52. A. moreover B. hence C. however D. therefore
  53. A. desires B. dislikes C. opinions D. appeals
  54. A. but B. because C. although D. so that
  55. A. gracefully B. briefly C. individually D. neutrally
  56. A. suspended B. transferred C. leaked D. wrinkled
  57. A. favourite B. regular C. primary D. painful
  58. A. calls on B. calls for C. takes on D. takes for
  59. A. As a result B. In fact C. Of course D. For example
  60. A. argue B. admit C. agree D. assume
  61. A. occasionally B. constantly C. especially D. classically
  62. A. attach B. refuse C. continue D. engage
  63. A. reduces B. regulates C. removes D. requires
  64. A. In addition B. In a word C. On the contrary D. By contrast Section B Directions: Read the following four 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 1993, I had my first opportunity to visit Russia as a representative of the University of California. I was there to provide some technical assistance in the area of agricultural labor management. “Russians are a very polite people,” I had been tutored before my arrival. One of my interpreters, once I was there, explained that a gentleman will pour the limonad (type of juice) for the ladies and show politeness. Toward the end of my three week trip I was invited by my young Russian host and friend Nicolai Vasilevich and his lovely wife Yulya out to dinner. At the end of a wonderful meal, Yulya asked if I would like a banana. I politely declined and thanked her, and explained I was most satisfied with the meal. But the whole while my mind was racing: “What do I do? Do I offer her a banana even though they are as close to her as they are to me? What is the polite thing to do?” “Would you like a banana?” I asked Yulya. “Yes,” she smiled, but made no attempt to take any of the three bananas in the fruit basket. “What now?” I thought.
“Which one would you like?” I asked awkwardly. “That one,” she pointed at one of the bananas. Thinking about Russian politeness, I picked the banana Yulya had pointed at and peeled(去皮) it half way and handed it to her. Smiles in Yulya’s and Nicolai’s faces told me I had done the right thing. After this experience I spent much time
 

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