2011midterm exam

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     Zhou Yongjie, a quiet and shy boy from Kongjiang High School, Shanghai, took part in a recent International Computer Programming Contest for University Students in April, 2001. Zhou, with his two partners, came out as third winners, next to the teams from Qinghua University in Beijing and Shanghai Jiaotong University.

     Zhou took up computer six years ago. He took his parents’ advice and entered his name for a computer class. When asked how to balance his school work and his after-school computer class. Zhou said that it was difficult to keep balanced between the two. Thanks to his hard work, he is always listed as one of the five best students in his class after exams. Zhou gets no introduction from his parents. Whenever he has problems he discusses with his classmates. Self-teaching is not an easy thing and many students have given up. But Zhou Yongjie is not discouraged. He also regards the computer as a tool for studying maths and other subjects. He also does some programming for running in his spare time.

     Talking about the international contest, Zhou seemed to be a little excited. He said he and his two partners were supposed to solve eight problems within five hours, including the meal time. They divided the work among themselves and finally solved six problems with joint efforts. What impressed him most was that when a problem was solved, the team would be given a balloon as an encouragement. So once in a while, they would look around and wonder how other teams were going. Surprisingly, Zhou Yongjie hasn’t decided whether to work as a full-time

    computer programmer in the future. He prefers to do what he likes most and will regard computer as an instrument.

    56. Which of the following do we know from the passage?

    A. Zhou Yongjie still made better progress in his school work besides the computer.

    B. As a result of learning computer, he always got the first place in examinations.

    C. Zhou Yongjie took up computer when he was six years old.

    D. Zhou Yongjie has made up his mind to do some research on computer.

    57. No matter when Zhou Yongjie meets some problems in his studies, ________.

     A. he asks for some advice from his parents

     B. he has a discussion with his classmates

     C. he thinks them over himself

     D. he gives them up

    58. During the contest, __________.

     A. Zhou solved eight problems within five hours

     B. Zhou and his partners solved five problems within five hours

    C. Zhou and his partners worked out all the problems with joint efforts within five hours

    D. Zhou and his partners worked out six problems and got the third place 59. Why is Zhou always regarded as one of the best students in his class after exams?

     A. For he is very shy and quiet.

     B. With the help of his two partners.

     C. Because of his working very hard at his subjects.

     D. With the help of his computer.

    60. Which of the following is the best title?

     A. Self-teaching Is Not Easy B. A Young Computer Expert

     C. A Young Student’s Success D. The Secret of Success


     The famous director of a big and expensive movie planned to film a beautiful sunset over the ocean, so that the audience could see his hero and heroine in front of it at the end of the film as they said goodbye to each other for ever. He sent camera team out one evening to film the sunset for him.

     The next morning he said to the men, “Have you provided me with that sunset?”

     “No, Sir,” the men answered.

     The director was angry. “Why not?” he asked.

     “Well,” one of the men answered, “we are on the east coast here, and the sun sets in the west. We can get you a sunrise over the sea, if necessary, but not a sunset.”

     “But I want a sunset!” the director shouted. “Go to the airport, take the next flight to the west coast, and get one.”

     But then a young secretary had an idea. “Why don’t you photograph a sunrise,” she suggested, “and then play it backwards, Then it’ll look like a sunset.” “That’s a very good idea!” the director said. Then he turned to the camera team and said, “Tomorrow morning I want you to get me a beautiful sunrise over the sea.”

     The camera team went out early the next morning and filmed a bright sunrise over the beach in the middle of a beautiful bay. Then at nine o’clock they took it to the director. “Here it is, Sir,” they said, and give it to him. He was very pleased.

     They all went into the studio. “All right,” the director explained, “now our hero and heroine are going to say goodbye. Run the film backwards so that we can see the sunset behind them.”

     The “sunset” began, but after a quarter of a minute, the director suddenly put his face in his

    hands and shouted to the camera team to stop.

     The birds in the film were flying backwards away from the beach.

    61. One evening, the director sent his camera team out ______.

     A. to watch a beautiful sunset

     B. to find an actor and an actress

     C. to film a scene on the sea

     D. to meet the audience

    62. Why did the director want to send his team to the west coast?

     A. Because he changed his mind about getting a sunset

     B. Because he was angry about his team

     C. Because it was his secretary’s suggestion

     D. Because he wanted to get a scene of sunset

    63. Which of the following is NOT true?

     A. The team followed the secretary’s advice.

     B. If you want to see a sunrise, the east coast is a place to go to.

     C. The camera team wasn’t able to film the scene the first day.

     D. The director ordered his team to stop filming the “sunset”

    64. The director wanted to film a sunset over the ocean because _____.

     A. it went well with the separation of the hero and heroine

     B. when they arrived at the beach it was already in the evening

     C. it was more moving than a sunrise

     D. the ocean looked more than a sunrise

    65. After the “sunset” began, the director suddenly put his face in his hands _____.

     A. because he was moved to tears

     B. as he saw everything in the film moving backwards

     C. as the sunrise did not look as beautiful as he had imagined

    D. because he was disappointed with the performance of the hero and the heroine


     Mr. Andrews was waiting for a subway train in the city. The train pulled into the station and stopped. As Andrews was getting ready to board the train, he saw an elderly blind man fall to the tracks (站台). David Schnair, aged 75, had mistaken the space between two subway cars for a door, while feeling his way with a cane. Instead of ending up inside the train, Schnair fell off the platform and landed under the train.

     Andrews jumped down to the tracks to save Schnair. He pulled the man to safety. Onlookers immediately declared Andrews a hero. Messages began to pour in from all over the country. Some people sent checks. The largest was for $3,000. President called Andrews and wished him a Merry Christmas and a good new year.

     Andrews had been on the subway because he was returning from a job interview. He probably would have been hired anyway, but all the good publicity (宣传) made it a sure thing.

     After about a week of newspaper stories and donations of food, money and gifts for his children, Andrews faded from limelight. Most people assumed that the story had come to a

    happy ending, but it didn’t quite happen that way. Andrews did start his new job, but the

    company moved to New Jersey. Andrews didn’t have any way to get to work, so he had to give up. It wasn’t long before he was back to job hunting and being discouraged again. Few newspapers, however, bothered to tell their readers what happened to Mr. Andrews after he became a hero.

    66. Schnair fell off the platform because __________.

     A. he was walking carelessly

     B. onlookers pushed him down

     C. he thought he was at a door

     D. the train got to the station fast

    67. Andrews became a hero because __________.

     A. onlookers reported his good deed

     B. he succeeded in the job interview

     C. he talked to President

     D. he saved a blind man

    68. What does the underlined sentence “Andrews faded from the limelight”(in Paragraph 4)


     A. Andrews disappeared from the public attention.

     B. Andrews lost his job for his fame.

     C. Andrews gained his popularity with the public.

     D. Andrews lost his interest in newspaper.

    69. According to the writer, Andrews will probably ________.

     A. never work again

     B. save another blind man

     C. hunt a job as long as possible

     D. turn to President for help

    70. It can be inferred from the passage that _______.

     A. the newspapers paid little attention to Andrews’ life

     B. the public didn’t show enough kindness to Andrews

     C. it was not wise for Andrews to give up his job

     D. life is difficult for the unemployed


    As you move around your home, take a good look at the things you have. It is likely that your living room will have a television set and a video, and your kitchen a washing machine and a microwave oven. Your bedroom drawers will be filled with almost three times as many clothes as you need. You almost certainly own a car and possibly a home computer, holiday abroad at least once a year and eat out at least once a week.

    Now, perhaps, more than ever before, people are wondering what life is all about, and what it is for. Seeking material success is beginning to trouble large numbers of people around the world. They feel that the long hours work culture to make more money is eating up their lives, leaving them very little time or energy for family or pastimes. Many are turning to other ways of living and downshifting is one of them. Six percent of workers in Britain took the decision to downshift last year.

    One couple who downshifted is Daniel and Liz. They used to work in central London. He was a newspaper reporter and she used to work for an international bank. They would go to work by train every day from their large house in the suburbs, leaving their two children with a nanny.

    Most evenings Daniel wouldn’t get home until eight or nine o’clock and nearly twice a month he would have to fly to New York for meetings. They both earned a large amount of money but began to feel that life was passing them by.

    Nowadays, they run a farm in the mountains of Wales. “I always wanted to have a farm then,” says Daniel, “and we took almost a year to make the decision to downshift. It’s taken some getting used to, but it’s been worth it. We have to think twice now about spending money

    on car repairs and we no longer have any holidays. However, I think it’s made us stronger as a family, and the children are a lot happier.

    Liz, however, is not quite sure. “I used to enjoy my job, even though it was hard work and long hours. I’m not really a country girl, but I suppose I’m gradually getting used to looking after the animals. One thing I do like, though, is being able to see more of my children. My advice for other people wanting to do the same is not to think about it too much or you might not do it at all.”

    The passage tells us that . 71

    Apeople seldom work long hours to make money

    Bpeople hardly buy more things than necessary

    Cpeople are sure everything they own is in the right place

    Dpeople realize there is more to life than just making money

    72When Daniel was a reporter he ___.

    Alived in central London Bdisliked his job

    Cmissed his children Dwas well paid

    73Daniel and Liz both agree that the move to the farm ____.

    Awas easy to organize Bhas improved family life

    Cwas extremely expensive Dhas been a total success

    74What does the author mean by saying “the long hours work culture to make more

    money is eating up their lives” in the second paragraph?

    APeople work long hours to earn their living.

    BTo make more money through hard work is the aim of people’s life.

    CLong hours of hard work occupy too much of people’s life.

    DPeople spent too much time and money eating meals.

    75The underlined word “downshifting” in the second paragraph refers to _________.

    Arepairing your car by yourself

    Bspending money carefully

    Cmoving out to the countryside to live a simpler and better life

    Dliving in a big house in the suburbs and dining out once a week

    第四部分 读与写?共四节!55分,

    第一节 读单词写出划线部分音标!读音标拼写单词?每题1分!共10分,

    76. analyse _______ 77. blame _________ 78 . rough _______ 79.port ________

80. guide _________ 81. /d ɪ f i: t/ _________ 82. /d e z ə t/ _________

    83. /e d ɪ t ə / _______ 84. /p ɔɪ zn/________ 85./swell/ __________

    第二节 根据课文内容!用正确的单词形式填空?每题1分!共10分,

    . The skin is an essential part of your body and its largest _________?器官,. 86

    87. Cover the burned area with a dry, clean b__________ that will not stick to the skin. 88. Have you ever had a case where some one accused your journalists _______ getting the

    wrong end of the stick?

    89. You will find your colleagues very e__________ to assist you, so you may be able to

    concentrate on photography later if you are interested.

    90. Here comes my list of dos and donts: dont miss your ________(最后期限), dont be

    rudedont talk too much..

    91. If the injuries are second or third degree burns, it is v_______ to get the victim to the doctor

    or hospital at once.

    92. Hit by a ________ of fresh air, my head ached.

    93.John Snow ___________?怀疑,that the second theory was correct but he needed evidence. 94. The southern part of Ireland was unwilling and _________ away to form its own


    95. At first my new s____________________ were difficult to tolerate. 第三节 短文填空(10小题;每小题1分!满分10)



    Travel Agent——T; Paul——P

    T: Good afternoon, how can I help you?

    P: Hi, I want to (96) b a room and some tickets for the summer holiday.

    T: Where are you going?

    P: Sydney.

    T: And how many people will be going?

    P: Four. Two(97) a and two children.

    T :( 98) W would you like to go?

    ththP: Anytime after 12 July, but (99) b 20 July. Can you tell me the (100) p____ of the

    cheapest flight?

    T: Sure, can I ask if your children are over two years old?

    P: Yes, they are.

    T: In that (101) c , for the flight they will be charged at children’s rates and for the hotel

    thththere won’t be any charge. It (102) (leave) on 15 July and returns (103)_____ 29

    July on Virgin Atlantic. This is the cheapest flight available.

P: Fine. Do you have a copy of the (104)______________?旅行,plan that I can take away with


    T: Sure. I hope to hear from you soon. P: Thanks. I’ll think about it tonight and ring you in the (105) m __________tomorrow. T: Thanks. I’m looking forward to your reply.


    根据以下内容!通过合理想象!用英语写一篇短文来展望未来科技新生活。 词数(120左右

    1. 有些人可以到月亮上度假。

    2. 有些科学家可能在海底生活。

    3. 每家都有可视电话(view phone)!通过可视电话可以体检或购物。

    4. 孩子可以在家通过电视和广播接受教育。

    5. 机器人为你做家务。








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    95. surroundings 97.adults 98. when 99. before 100. price 102. leaves 103. on

    104.journey 105. morning


    Sometimes I dream about life in the future. What will it be like? Perhaps some people will go to the moon for a holiday, and some scientists will live under the sea. Maybe we will have videophones in every home. We can have a medical examination or do some shopping without leaving our homes.

    And I’m sure there’ll be more educational programs on the radio or TV, so perhaps some children won’t need to go to school every day. They’ll study at home.

    No people like doing housework. Maybe in the future each family will have a robot. Every day we can tell the robot what to do shopping, housework and so on. I believe the dream will

    come true some day.

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