考生须知： 命题：温州第二高级中学 审题： 温州中学
例：How much is the shirt?
A.￡19.15. B.￡9.18. C.￡9.15.
1. How does the woman feel?
A. Surprised B. Relieved C. Regretful
2. Which language does the woman learn online?
A. Spanish B. French C. Japanese
3. When is the woman leaving for the airport?
A. At around 11:00 B. At around 9:00 C. At around 8:30
4. Where will the woman most probably go?
A. To a baker’s house B. To a bank C. To a supermarket
5. What is broken?
A. The telephone. B. The fax machine C. The air-conditioner
6. What is the man doing?
A. Changing tickets. B. Buying tickets. C. Booking tickets
7. How much will the man pay for the tickets?
A. $ 25 B. $ 35 C. $ 50
8. What does Lisa like at the summer camp?
A. Water-skiing B. Horse-riding C. Fishing9. What does Judy think of rock climbing now?
A. It’s dangerous. B. It’s exciting. C. It’s tiring.10. Who stays in the camp all the time?
A. Robert B. Judy 小范提供C. Jake
11. What’s the relationship between the man and Mary?
A.Teacher and student B. Husband and wife C. Brother and sister12. How does Ryan usually go to the kindergarten?
A. On foot B. By car C. By bus13. In which aspect did Ryan get a first?
A. Learning the alphabet. B. Tying the shoes C. Telling time听第9段材料，回答第14至16题。
14. What did Charles think of space travel as a boy?
A. Impossible. B. Attractive C. Uninteresting15. What did Charles consider to be the hardest part of the training?
A. Practicing landing and taking off.
B. Wearing a spacesuit eight hours a day.
C. Moving his arms and fingers.
16. What will the man talk about next?
A. His future plan.
B. His experience on the moon.
C. His feeling of being chosen to go to the moon.
17. What is the speaker mainly talking about?
A. The importance of a good memory in one’s life.
B. The ways of improving memory.
C. The importance of food.
18. What problem can lack of water cause?
A. People will have difficulty in thinking.
B. People will feel more tired.
C. People will have difficulty in concentrating.
19. Why is sleep important to memory?
A. It can control the senses.
B. It can make people think a lot.
C. It helps the brain review and store information.
20. How many factors are mentioned in developing memory?
A. Two B. Three C. Four
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From my kitchen windows, I watch colorful birds responding for black-oiled sunflower seeds, split peanuts, and cut grapes and apples on the ground. The scene is delightful and calming.
About three years ago, I noticed a newcomer to this colorful and happy display. It was a baby chipmunk(花栗鼠), apparently on its own. Over that summer, I watched it grow. The brown and black stripes(条状)on its back darkened. The next summer, it was back, and I wondered whether it would trust me to feed it by hand or let me pet it. I decided to employ the tricks I used to persuade wild cats to come close for food: patience, a soft voice, slow moves and repetition. Before it would approach, I’d put down its favorite food—sunflower seeds, bend over and keep very still. I’d leave my open hand in place, unmoving, so the animal would know I wouldn’t seize it. I continued doing this for a few weeks. Finally, late in that second summer, it did show more trust. One day as I offered a seed on my fingertips, it approached and carefully took the seed into its mouth. It never bit my fingers. I was elated that we had made a breakthrough of trust. After about two months of this routine, I went further. With one finger, I petted its back once, but it didn’t move away. I then petted with two fingers. Again, it stayed put, eating seeds.
Today, the Chipmunk comes out of hiding when I call its name, and lets me pet its soft, silky body. Whenever I am doing this, I feel calmer. To my surprise, I also feel a sense of greater respect for nature andits creatures and the opportunity to observe, protect and save wildlife. Most of all, I've saved the wonderful memories gathered during these glorious summer months in my Long Island garden.
21. What did the writer do before the Chipmunk trusted him enough to get closer?
A. Petted its back. B. Offered it food.
C. Called its name. D. Watched it play.
22. What does the underlined word “elated” in the second paragraph mean?
A. disappointed B. excited C. frightened D. puzzled
23. Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
A. A furry friend and a bond of trust
B. A lovely animal and an adventure
C. A stress reliever and a calm mind
D. A newcomer and its protection
Every year, thousands of women suffer life-changing injuries or die during childbirth because hospitals and medical workers skip safety practices known to avoid disaster, a USA TODAY research has found.
Doctors and nurses should do something to check and record blood loss so that they can recognize the danger sooner. They should be giving medicines within an hour of spotting dangerously high blood pressure to avoid strokes (中风).
These are not complex procedures requiring expensive technology. They are among basic tasks that experts have recommended for years because they can save mothers’ lives. Yet hospitals, doctors and nurses across the country continue to ignore them, USA TODAY found.
As a result, women are left to bleed until their organs shut down. Their high blood pressure goes untreated until they suffer strokes. They die of preventable blood clots (堵塞) and untreated infections (感染). Survivors can be left unable to have more children.
USA TODAY obtained more than a half-million pages of hospital quality records and examined the cases of more than 150 women whose deliveries went terribly wrong. Reporters interviewed 75 birthing hospitals to record whether they follow the recommended procedures.
Together, these documents and interviews expose a shocking lack of attention to safety recommendations and widespread failure to protect new mothers.
At dozens of hospitals in New York, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas, fewer than half of pregnant patients were immediately treated for dangerous blood pressure that put them at risk of stroke. At some of those hospitals, less than 15 percent of mothers in danger got recommended treatments, the records show.24. What leads to pregnant mothers’ suffering?
A. Unavoidable infections.
B. Mothers’ blood pressure.
C. Complex treatment procedure.
D. Lack of concern from medical workers.
25. Where does the text probably come from?
A. A travel journal B. A health magazine
C. A science fiction D. An advertisement
26. What is the author’s purpose in writing this text?
A. To share improvements in baby-delivery
B. To recommend a baby-delivery procedure
C. To expose doctor’s lack of medical skills
D. To call for medical staff’s attention to new mothers
For decades, the admission to the eight selective high schools, which rank near the top of U.S secondary schools, has been based on the city’s Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). Tens of thousands of eighth graders seek admission, but only 10% of those admitted are from disadvantaged backgrounds, who make up 67% of New York City students. Therefore, Mayor de Blasio recently put forward a new plan. He’d use New York State’s standardized (标准的) test results plus class ranks to select students for the specialized schools so that high achievers from those disadvantaged backgrounds would get the opportunity.
Critics (评论家) say this will admit youngsters who don’t get top marks on an objective admission test, thus harming the schools’ quality. However, two proven ways can guarantee these schools’ excellence and the mayor’s plan contains both.
The first is screening every student using a universal assessment that almost everyone takes rather than relying on a separate exam. It has been employed in Broward County and it worked really well for poor and minority youngsters.
The second is analyzing scores at the school level instead of the district level, so that it is fair for able students in every “feeder schools”. This makes the qualifying (有资格的) populations diverse in a way that doesn’t favor advantaged kids. That’s why the University of Texas offers admission to the top 7% of graduates of every high school in the state rather than the top 7% statewide.
New York City has long failed its high achievers from disadvantaged backgrounds. So Mayor deBlasio’s reforms could be a step in the right direction — if they’re done right.
27. What do we know from the first paragraph?
A. Secondary high schools are in great demand in New York.
B. The mayor’s new plan has helped the disadvantaged kids.
C. It is competitive to gain admission to the selective schools.
D. 33% of those admitted are from advantaged backgrounds.
28. What is some critics’ concern over the plan?
A. There will be no qualifying students.
B. It will cause too much stress on selection.
C. There will be a decline in the school quality.
D. It will be unfair to the advantaged students.
29. The underlined part in Paragraph 3 implies the standardized test __________.
A. benefits the disadvantaged students
B. does good to the mayor’s political career
C. has been practiced throughout the country
D. has met with challenges in Broward County
30. What is the writer’s attitude towards the plan?
A. Favorable B. Reserved C. Doubtful D. Disapproving
As the world puts increased pressure on kids to be winners, parents tend to make it their mission to help their kids succeed in every possible way. But now there’s a growing realization among teachers and other experts who work with children that kids increasingly need help in learning how to fail. So how do parents teach kids to fail? The following steps may be of help.
Show your understanding
Understand your child when he’s disappointed and frustrated. Don’t just say, “It’s okay. You’ll do better next time.” It’s useless to brush off a child’s feelings of frustration and disappointment. 31For example, “I see you’re really disappointed, and I know you really wanted to do better.”
Make yourself a model
It’s wise for you to first explain that failure is a part of life and you can share examples of “failures” you’ve ever had, such as losing out on a promotion at work or failing to accomplish an important task. 32 Make it a teachable moment
33 You and your child can try to come up with what he can do next time for a better chance at success. For instance, can he study differently or talk to the teacher about the problem? Can he change something in the future? It’s all about problem-solving.
It can be very tough to watch your child fall down, but he can only learn how to handle disappointment through trial and error. As books like The Blessings of a Skinned Knee and the newly released How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go underline, parents must stop lending a helping hand. 35
Learning to fail can be painful. But kids will only succeed if they can acquire the skills to handle whatever life throws on their way.
A. Step back and allow kids to fail.
B. Watch your child fall and give a hand.
C. A child’s failure is a chance for parents to teach problem-solving skills.
D. Afterwards, you can model how to handle the disappointment in your life.
E. Instead, you need to change the language to show your true understanding.
F. They must learn to handle their own disappointment through trial and error.
G. Otherwise, you rob children of the very experiences that require problem-solving.
I loved Candy, a most home-loving dog. She was very 36 over my son. She would 37beside his bed for hours, to 38 he was safe.
We 39 to our new house near a busy road when my son was three years old. We were super40 to keep our son away from the front door──without exception.
41 , one morning, our son somehow 42 to escape through his bedroom window. Candy knew that our son was not allowed to 43 the front door without us. As a result, she followed him through the 44 .
We were woken up by the police knocking on the door at 5 am. Extremely 45 , we were informed that our son was nearly killed by a 46 if it had not been for our dog. As the lorry driver told the police, he was driving in the dark when he noticed 47 “light colored” moving 48 ,and a dog was barking towards it. At the last moment, he 49 that it was a child when the barking dog ran out into the road, jumped at the child’s back and 50 him out of the path of the lorry. Unfortunately, the dog was hit by the lorry and 51 . The driver could 52 believe what he saw, as the dog could have 53 the potential danger and known what to do to save the kid’s life.
Since then, not one day in my life has been spent without 54 Candy. And I truly 55why many people treat their pet dogs just as their most beloved friends.
36. A. excited B. grateful C. friendly D. protective
37. A. sit B. company C. sleep D. bark
38. A. find out B. think about C. make sure D. watch out
39. A. went B. moved C. removed D. walked
40. A. delighted B. disappointed C. regretful D. cautious
41. A. Therefore B. However C. Although D. Meanwhile
42. A. managed B. attempted C. succeeded D. wanted
43. A. look through B. get through C. break through D. cut through
44. A. house B. door C. window D. road
45. A. annoyed B. thrilled C. bothered D. shocked
46. A. policeman B. lorry C. stranger D. dog
47. A. anything B. everything C. something D. nothing
48. A. by the way B. at a loss C. in the distance D. out of control
49. A. realized B. felt C. observed D. spotted
50. A. threw B. bit C. caught D. kept
51. A. hurt B. wounded C. survived D. killed
52. A. simply B. hardly C. actually D. unwillingly
53. A.watched B. seen C. got D. sensed
54. A. missing B. attending C. feeding D. thinking
55. A. judge B. consider C. understand D. suppose
If a little humanlike robot begged you not to shut it off, would you show sympathy?
In an experiment 56 (intend) to find out how people treat robots when they act like humans, many participants struggled to power down a begging robot named Nao. 57 experiment was conducted by researchers in Germany, whose findings 58 (publish) in the scientific journal PLOSOne.
Nao, 59 was designed to beg about half of the participants not to switch it off but not the other half, was used 60 (measure) if his begging affected how people reacted.
In one previous experiment, researchers found that people preferred communicating with robots with complementary(互补的) personality characteristics to 61 (they) own. And since robots can exhibit social characteristics either 62 (speak) with human voices or taking the shape of a human body, the research suggests that people tend to react “ 63 (especial) social to them.”
The researchers said a possible 64 (explain) for their results was that people regarded Nao's begging 65 “a sign of making its own decision.”
It was the first day of our new grade. Everyone in the classroom was chatting happily, excited to see each other again after the long holidays. When the door slid open, all of us stopped talking and turned to look. In came our teacher Ms. Sullivan, followed by an ordinary-looking boy.
“This boy’s name is Rafael.” Ms. Sullivan announced. “He’s a transfer student (转校生), and he’s going to be in our class starting from today. Make sure all of you welcome him warmly.”
The class clapped. But I didn’t want to have a second look at the newcomer, for he had no outstanding qualities considering his small figure and casual T-shirt.
“Oh, I forgot to mention one thing.” Ms. Sullivan spoke up. “Rafael actually has hearing problems. Normally he would have hearing aids on, but his old ones have just been broken. His doctor suggested that he stay at home until he got his new ones. However, Rafael insisted on attending his first day of school. So if you want to communicate with him, you have to write it on a piece of paper.”
This single speech sent the whole class up into an uproar (嘈杂). Some students looked at each other with expressions of surprise. Others voiced cries of concern out of pity.
Ms. Sullivan calmed everyone down. “I'd like someone to personally help him out throughout the day. Do I have any volunteers?”
“How can a disabled person be intelligent?” I thought to myself. I refused to raise my hand, expecting someone else would. But nobody did or said anything. Dead silence spread across the classroom.
It was by total bad luck that my eyes happened to meet Ms. Sullivan’s.
“How about you, James?” She asked me. “Is it okay for you to take care of Rafael just for today?”
It is difficult to refuse a request by someone, especially if that person is a teacher. I sighed and nodded slightly. Ms. Sullivan gestured for Rafael to sit beside me and then asked us to share our holiday stories with the class.
Immediately, the class became excited. _________________
Then Rafael rose and walked onto the platform. __________________________