2009 学 年 第 一 学 期 徐 汇 区 高 三 年 级 英 语 学 科 学习能力诊断卷
（考试时间 120 分钟，满分 150 分） 第一卷 2010.1
I. Listening Comprehension Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short convers
ations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversation and the question 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. A. Cloudy. B. Rainy. C. Sunny. D. Stormy. A. At the coffee bar. B. On the platform. C. At the laundry. D. On the plane. 3. A. A writer. B. A book-seller. C. A waiter. D. A hair-dresser. 4. A. The woman got a new watch. B. The woman bought another watch. C. The woman had her watch repaired. D. The woman got her receipt. 5. A. It was out of date. B. It was appealing. C. It was bad-looking. D. It was expensive. 6. A. Living standard. B. Food safety. C. Natural disaster. D. Financial crisis. 7. A. Give him a lift. B. Check the calendar. C. Send for a doctor. D. Count the cost. 8. A. He sleeps late in the morning. B. He has trouble falling asleep. C. He watches too much television. D. He plays video games every night. 9. A. Asking the way. B. Repairing a machine. C. Exchanging money. D. Buying metro tickets. 10. A. It was marvelous. B. It was awful. C. It was hard to understand. D. It hurt the audience. 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 answe rs 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. Visiting his advisor. B. Getting the new timetable. C. Applying for some courses. D. Buying some textbooks there. 12. A. He found his car stolen. B. He met an old friend. C. He was arrested by a policeman. D. He got a parking ticket. 13. A. Exciting. B. Unlucky. C. Tiring. D. Fruitful. 1. 2.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. A travel agency. B. An airline company. C. A round-the-world journey. D. A flight program.
15. A. The low prices. B. The outstanding service. C. The great rewards. D. The long distance. 16. A. Those who have been to most parts of the world. B. Those who often travel around the world on business. C. Those who want to explore the different airlines. D. Those who need special support all along the way. 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. Information about the meeting Date：Next ___17____, the14th. ： Time: ____18___ Place: The Rose Hotel (___19___ the park) Transportation: By ___20____ Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. What did the girl do a few days ago? Who does the father think may help the girl select future classes? What has the girl decided to major in? Why did the girl change her major? She paid for her ____21____ fees. _____22_____.
_____23_____. Because she is interested in ____24____.
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. one answer that best completes the sentence.
25. A new study shows anger may help people reduce the negative impacts ______ stress and help you become healthier. A. in B. of C. on D. at 26. The patient has tried quite a few kinds of medicine, but ______ had any effect on his disease. A. none B. nothing C. neither D. no one 27. --- Do you like this part of the town, the so-called desired area? ---On the contrary, it’s the ______ area that I want to visit in town. A. best B. first C. last D. least 28. Unfortunately, when I got there she ______, so we only had time for a few words. A. just left B. has just left C. was just leaving D. had just left
29. We are not conscious of the extent _____ work provides the psychological satisfaction that can make the difference between a full and an empty life. A. that B. in which C. to which D. as 30. We all need knowledge from the past — ______ it comes from personal experience or from studying history. It is our only guide to the future. A. as B. whether C. how D. when 31. A lot of cars and buses _______ from passing through the highways because of the heavy snow. A. have blocked B. had been blocked C. blocked D. were blocked 32. At present, visits can be arranged to many businesses and companies, ______ they can see how different products are manufactured. A. as if B. even though C. except that D. so that 33. After the doctors’ discussion about the mistakes they were making, new life-saving systems were designed to prevent those errors from ______. A. repeating B. repeated C. being repeated D. to be repeated 34. When ______ different cultures, we often focus our attention on the differences without noticing the many similarities. A. having compared B. comparing C. being compared D. compared 35. Learning how to repair motors takes a long time, ______? A. does it B. is it C. wasn’t it D. doesn’t it 36. For the last two mornings, thousands of campaigners have queued for hours ______ access to the conference venue(地点) — many unsuccessfully. A. to gain B. gaining C. to have gained D. having gained 37. You can imagine ______ to settle down to work on the newspaper at two pounds a week, when I knew that I could earn as much as that in a single day as a beggar. A. how hardly was it B. what hard was it C. how hard it was D. what hard it was 38. The fact that a planet exists outside our solar system encourages hope _____ other solar systems exist. A. that B. which C. where D. whether 39. Each underlined phrase, when ______, provides a drop down menu with a list of choices. A. clicked B. is clicked C. clicking D. being clicked 40. In the end, the self-important man had to admit that he had no idea of ______ influence this incident would have on the life in the ocean. A. that B. whether C. how D. what 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. fulfill F. represent B. assume G. possibly C. demands H. welfare D. particularly I. presence E. personal J. symbolic
When Michelle Obama became first lady of the U nited States on January 20, she began to join her husband in a partnership to transform the public face America presents to the world. In the process, she is expected to ___41____ a new role that offers exciting opportunities and challenges.
Although the position of first lady is unelected and unpaid, a president’s spouse has many official duties, some practical and some ceremonial or ___42____. As first lady, Michelle Obama will ___43___ her country when traveling overseas, and she will preside(担任) as hostess at White House state dinners and other important functions. In addition, she will ___44___ continue meeting with citizens across the United States, much as she did during the 2008 presidential campaign. Modern U.S. first ladies often devote part of their time to a public-service agenda of their own choosing. Michelle Obama already has indicated she is ___45___ interested in the ___46___ of military families, and her efforts on their behalf almost certainly will ensure that those families’ needs receive high-level attention. On a more ___47___ level, the first lady has told reporters she intends to ___48___ her obligations as “mom-in-chief” to the Obamas’ two young daughters, Malia and Sasha, as the girls adjust to their new home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Her balancing act should be familiar to working mothers everywhere as she strives to meets the ___49___ of a fast-paced job while carving out time with her husband and children. 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. Is talking on a cell phone hazardous(有害的) to your health? It is difficult to know for sure. Some research suggests that ___50___ users of mobile phones are at a greater risk of developing brain tumours(肿瘤). ___51___, many other studies suggest there are no links between cancer and cell phone use. The main problem with the current research is that mobile phones have only been ___52___ since the 1990s. ___53___, it is impossible to study the long term exposure of cell phone use. This ___54___ many health professionals who point out that many cancers take at least 10 years to develop. Another concern about these studies is that many have been funded by those who ___55___ financially from the cell phone industry. Some researchers believe that other types of wireless technology may also be ___56___ to human health, including laptops and cordless( 无 线 ) phones. Organizations that are concerned about the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation suggest ___57___ all cordless devices with wired ones. They say that many cordless phones ___58___ dangerous levels of EMR even when they are not in use. They even suggest ___59___ electronic devices, such as computers and alarm clocks out of bedrooms, or at least six feet from your pillow. A growing number of health professionals worldwide are recommending that cell phone users err on the side of caution until more definitive studies can be conducted. They recommend that ___60___ use headsets or speaker phones and that children and teens, whose brain tissues are still developing, use cell phones only for ___61___. Concerned medical experts use the example of tobacco to ___62___ the potential risks. Many years ago, people smoked freely and were not concerned about the effects of cigarettes on their health. Today, people know that cigarettes cause lung cancer, though it is still unknown ___63___ how or why. Some doctors ___64___ that the same thing will happen with devices such as cell phones. 50. A. potential B. registered C. heavy D. ignorant 51. A. Moreover B. However C. Therefore D. Otherwise 52. A. popular B. personal C. vacant D. scarce 53. A. In addition B. On the other hand C. On the contrary D. As a result 54. A. concerns B. encloses C. engages D. puzzles 55. A. suffer B. drift C. emerge D. benefit 56. A. delicate B. dangerous C. resistant D. primary 57. A. inserting B. stimulating C. replacing D. substituting 58. A. give off B. wipe out C. give away D. clear away 59. A. dividing B. keeping C. stretching D. imposing
60. A. infants 61. A. convenience 62. A. illustrate 63. A. initially 64. A. deny
B. adults B. emphasis B. estimate B. extensively B. fear
C. candidates C. communication C. overtake C. exactly C. doubt
D. manufacturers D. emergencies D. identify D. thoroughly D. conceal
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) An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to inferior workmanship and used cheap materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career. When the carpenter finished his work， employer came to inspect the house and handed the front-door key the to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "my gift to you." What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well. So it is with us. At important points we do not give the job our best effort. Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built. If we had realized, we would have done it differently. Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived with dignity. 65. Why did the carpenter decide to retire according to the passage? A. He didn’t get his paycheck from his boss on time. B. The employer was not satisfied with his work. C. He planned to start his own house building business. D. He wanted to spend more time with his family. 66. The last house built by the carpenter was ______. A. better than his expectation B. far from satisfactory C. a gift to the employer D. built with heart and soul 67. From the text we can infer that the carpenter was very _______ when the employer gave him the key. A. grateful B. disappointed C. cheerful D. regretful 68. Which of the following can best summarize the main idea of the passage? A. Don't cry over spilt milk. B. Opportunity only knocks once. C. Life is what you make it. D. Honesty is the best policy. (B)
Something Different with Franklin Cox, What’s On Around the City If you are looking for something a bit “different” this week, visit Phyllis Radcliffe’s new exhibit－My Environment －at the Century Arts Center. Ms. Radcliffe certainly has a unique way of viewing the things around her! I must admit that I didn’t really understand some of her works. For example, “Flowers” didn’t really seem to have any flowers in it, and I didn’t see any cars in her “Traffic Jam.” But her use of color is truly amazing. If you’re looking for a way to expand your horizons, go take a look. Weekend Hopping with Gillian Madsen, Northeastern News Last Sunday I went to see a new modern art exhibit by a young woman named Phyllis Radcliffe at the Century Arts Center. The whole gallery was filled with bizarre paintings and sculptures with names like “Flowers” and “Houses,” but I didn’t see anything that resembled any of those objects at all. Instead, I saw a bunch of things that looked like my 8-year-old granddaughter brings home from art class at school! I don’t know anything about modern art, but I do know that staying at home and watching an old movie on video would have been a lot easier on my brain. New Discoveries with Sylvia Whitcombe, Modern Art Lovers’ Digest I am delighted to recommend Phyllis Radcliffe’s new exhibit: My Environment, now showing at the Century Arts Center. Ms. Radcliffe has evolved as an artist since her first show three years ago. Her use of color and form is breathtaking and her style shows a real passion for everyday thing in her life. While this exhibit may not be for everyone, I’m certain that many of you will find it both interesting and inspiring. 69. The word “bizarre” probably means ______. A. ancient B. strange C. remarkable D. patriotic 70. According to Sylvia Whitcombe, the exhibit is ______. A. Phyllis Radcliffe’s first art show B. beyond our understanding C. well worth seeing D. somewhat childish 71. What can NOT be concluded about Phyllis Radcliffe from the three articles? A. She has a unique interpretation of things around her. B. She is quite talented in using colors and forms. C. She is one of the greatest modern artists of the day. D. Her works are disagreeable to the taste of some people. (C) While their jobs may not be providing them with great excitement, respondents of the Win2000 Salary Survey are saying that they are pretty pleased with their current positions. In fact almost three-quarters of them report a modest to more than average sense of job satisfaction and a little more than ten percent say they are “very satisfied” with their work. So why then does an overwhelming majority of this contented group also report that they are considering changing jobs? The easy and most popular theory says that it's all about the money. IT professionals with highly-prized skills in a very tight job market play salary-stick-em-up by raising their salary demands with each job hop. But this theory calls for a closer look. According to a recent Gart ner Group IT market study, enterprises that are experiencing high rates of turnover on average actually offer higher salaries. The Gartner study cites "lack of career development opportunities" as the single most reported reason employees leave companies.
Mark Pecoraro, president and CEO of SuccessFactors.com, a workforce management firm, tends to agree: "One of the things we see is the strong desire of these professionals to keep on the cutting edge. These employees are taking control of building their knowledge toolsets and essentially writing their own career tickets." “INDUS Corporation, a Washington, D.C.-based IT firm, is a wonderful place to work,” says SearchWin2000 salary survey respondent James Voorhees. Voorhees got his start in IT as an INDUS technical writer. Now, he works as a network administrator, crediting his employer for creating a work environment that let him develop the skills he needed in order to change careers. "An important part of the company culture is an emphasis on employee satisfaction," Voorhees says, pointing to "the company's willingness to let employees try new things ... which has given me several great opportunities to learn and gain experience in networking and software engineering." But INDUS' success relies on a steady series of contract work. Voorhees believes that his status as an IT newbie(新手) makes him at risk if these contracts should dry up. As a result he has adopted a mindset that is ready to seize an outside opportunity if it should present itself. 72. According to the Win2000 Salary survey, most of the respondents ______. A. are considering switching their jobs B. are disappointed at their incomes C. are most satisfied with their work D. are modest about themselves 73. The expression “keep on the cutting edge” can be understood as “_______”. A. maintain good relations with other employees B. avoid suffering resulting from lack of money C. stay in the leading position in the field D. seek harmony between body and spirit 74. What can be learnt about James Voorhees from the passage? A. He works as a technical writer in IND US Corporation. B. He is looking forward to an opportunity to change his career. C . He speaks highly of his employer for letting him learn new things. D. He is not pleased with the working environment of his company. 75. The author wrote this passage mainly to inform us that _______. A. job hopping does not always lead to better salary B. career development is the key to job satisfaction C. well-trained professionals are most needed in the future D. new technology will bring about better opportunities Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable question from A-F for each answer. There is one extra question which you do not need. A. Unwillingness to recognize differences. B. Poor division of responsibilities. C. Children’s overdependency on others. D. Inability to resolve conflicts and disagreements. E. Disagreement on children’s education. F. Insufficient emotional support.
Family problems come in all shapes and sizes; some are short-lived and easily managed, while others are more chronic and difficult to handle. Stress points include events such as illness and injury, changing jobs, changing schools, moving and financial difficulties. Each family develops its own ways of coping with these stresses, some of which work better than others. Unsuccessful coping can be recognized by a number of characteristics, including the following: This usually occurs because family members avoid discussing problems or even avoid 76. admitting that problems exist. Some families just have not learned the skills of negotiating or, for some other reason, cannot let go of bad or hurt feelings. Children are likely to pattern their behavior after their parents' behavior and may learn to refuse to talk about feelings and problems. Families often have not decided how family responsibilities will be divided among family members. When that happens, family life can become chaotic, and many things do not get accomplished. At the other extreme, some families are not flexible at all, and family members do not help one another out or fairly reassign responsibilities as family circumstances change. Families are, especially for children, the most important source of emotional support. During the middle years, children find it hard to obtain this emotional support outside the family. Children do not perform or develop well without this support. Families function best when the individuality of each family member is acknowledged and appreciated. At the least, even if someone else's personal traits or characteristics are not highly valued, each family member needs to tolerate these traits and respect that individual. Otherwise children are likely to have a difficult time developing a healthy self-image, and they will have low self-esteem and poor social skills. Children need to succeed in order to feel capable of successfully managing life's stresses and
80. challenges. If they are taught or encouraged to rely on others (within the family or outside it) to solve their 79. 78. 77.
problems, they will have low self-esteem and limited initiative and will have trouble succeeding in the world. Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Say goodbye to the greetings of the past, from the hands-off "What's up!" to the handshake or high-five. For young people across the United States, hugging(拥抱) is the new "Hello". Girls are hugging gir ls. Boys are hugging boys. Girls and boys are hugging each other. And, like every major trend, there are lots of variations on the form. There's the classic, full-body, arms-around-the-person bear hug, the casual one-armed side hug, the group hug and the hug from behind. As trends go, this one seems pretty innocent. But some parents, teachers and school administrators are worried nonetheless. In response to some of these concerns, some schools have set up new rules to limit or eliminate hugging. One school head has created a three-second limitation for hugs at her school. Another school has taken even more drastic measures, placing a ban on all forms of touching between students. A few important points are being left out of the discussion. While the US has traditionally been reserved about touching – saving hugs and kisses for relatives, romantic partners and very close friends – people in many other parts of the world have been greeting each other this way for ages. In Latin America or Western Europe, in countries like Spain, France, and Italy, a kiss on the cheek is common among women, as well as among women and men who are not romantically involved. Latin American men are more likely to shake hands when greeting other men, but in some countries like Turkey, it's not unusual for men who know each other well to exchange
kisses on the cheek. Meanwhile, for the Maori people of New Zealand, a traditional greeting called the "hongi" involves pressing noses together. People all around the world move in close to say hello, and Americans are just now joining in. There's yet another point to consider: For as long as there have been kids and parents, kids have embraced new trends and lifestyles that have shocked or confused their parents. Parents and teachers who are now trying to struggle with the "hugging issue" should remember that when they were kids, they too found new ways of relating to each other that concerned or confused their parents. Every generation represents a step away from the previous one. This generation's teens are hugging. Who knows what the next generation will do? （Note： Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.） 81. What is the new trend among teens in the United States? 82. Some schools are worried about this new trend, so they _________. 83. Why does the author mention the ways of greetings in Latin America and Western Europe? 84. From the last paragraph we know that it is natural for different generations to _________. 第二卷 （45分） I. Translation Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 他写那篇文章花了三个星期。 （take） 2. 同学们用卖废纸挣来的钱装饰教室。 （with） 3. 不管碰到什么样的困难，我们都不要放弃自己的梦想。 （Whatever）
4. 与会代表各抒己见，就环保问题展开了热烈的讨论。 （express）
Ⅱ. Guided Writing Directions: Write an English composition in 120 - 150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 下图反映的是某高中2007年与2009年学生健康状况调查数据。请简要介绍一下学生健康的变化情况，分析 其原因并提出相应的改进措施。
Nearsighted Overweight Lack of sleep Mentally unhealthy 0 20 26 41.5 40 60 36 52.4
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2009 学 年 第 一 学 期 徐 汇 区 高 三 年 级 英 语 学 科 学习能力诊断卷参考答案
第一卷 I. Listening Comprehension 1-5 CDBAB 6-10 CABDA 17. Thursday 18. 11:15 21. tuition and housing 23. wildlife science 11-13 CDB 14-16 DBB 19. opposite 20. train 22. Her /The academic advisor 24. working with nature 2010.1
II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A 25-29 BACCC 30-34 Section B 41-49 B J F G D H E A C
35-40 DACAA D
III. Reading Comprehension Section A 50-54 CBADA 55-59 DBCAB 60-64 BDACB Section B 65-68 DBDC 69-71 BCC 72-75 ACCB Section C 76-80 DBFAC Section D 81. They are hugging each other/ everyone they see (for greetings). 82. (have) set up new rules to limit or eliminate hugging. 83. To prove/show/indicate that this hugging trend is not new. 84. have different trends and lifestyles. 第二卷 I. Translation 1. It took him 3 weeks to write this/the article. (3 分) Writing the /this article took him 3 weeks. 2. The students decorated their classroom with the money they earned/got/made by selling waste paper. (4 分) The students decorate their classroom with the money they earn/get/make by selling waste paper. 3. Whatever difficulty we (may) encounter/ meet with, we should not/never give up our dreams. (4 分) 4. The delegates (present) at the conference (all) expressed their opinions (freely) and had a heated discussion on environmental protection. (4 分) 5. If Shanghai keeps developing/continues to develop at her present fast pace, it is hard to imagine what she will be/look like ten years from now/ in ten years. (5 分)
评分标准： 评分标准： 一、翻译 （共 20 分） 翻译第 1 题 3 分,每 2-4 题每题 4 分, 第 5 题 5 分。 单词拼写、标点符号、大小写错误累计每两处扣一分; 语法错误每处扣一分。 每句同类错误不重复扣分。 译文没有用所给单词扣一分。 二、作文 （共 25 分） 1．本题总分为 25 分，其中内容 10 分，语言 10 分，组织结构 5 分。 2．评分时应注意内容要点，应用词汇和语法结构的数量和准确性及上下文的连贯性。 3．评分时，先根据文章的内容和语言初步确定所属档次，然后对照相应的组织结构档次给予 加分。其中，内容和语言两部分相加，得 15 分以上者，组织结构部分可考虑加 4～5 分， 15 分以下者只能考虑加 0，1，2，3 分。 （具体见下表） 4．各档次给分要求： 档次 内容 语言 组织结构 A 9～10 9～10 4～5 B 7～8 7～8 3～4 C 5～6 5～6 2 D 3～4 3～4 1 E 0～2 0～2 0 5．词数明显不够，总分最多不超过 10 分。 6．文章只有一到两句，总分不得超过 2 分。 7．文章如果没有包括要求的三项内容(表格内容介绍，原因分析和改进措施)，内容得分不得 超过 5 分,总分不得超过 12 分。 8．均分控制在 13-14 分。