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【金桥】杨浦区2016年度第一学期高三英语期中考试 谢春

Section A

Shanghai is a city on wheels . Bicycles, motorcycles, cars, and buses are everywhere . In the old days ,our streets were flooded with people (21)___________ (ride)bicycles to and from shops, work and school , but times

(22)_____________(change) . People are wealthier .Many families now own a private car or two. This sounds great, but the traffic jam and the air pollution remind us of the cost of all these motorized vehicles.

Many Shanghai citizens are realizing that some of their old habits are worth hanging on to, so people are reaching for their bicycles again rather than car keys. A new service (23)__________ (launch) by Beijing Mobike Technology is helping us do that. You’ve probably seen Mobike’s bicycles around the city , as they are easy (24)___________ (spot) with their bright orange wheels . The app-enabled program allows users to find bikes available in their area(25)____________ the use of GPS trackers installed on the bikes. This (26) ____________ be found and returned anywhere a roadside parking area exists. This is far (27)____________(convenient) than other services ,(28) __________ require bikes to be left only in special stalls . The app even tells you how many calories you burned and the carbon emission prevented – a reminder (29)_____________ it’s healthy for you and the environment . These reasons should motivate all of us to consider “greener” options when commuting.

Please put on a helmet and ride your bicycle to school. Let’s show Shanghai and the world how great it is to be green (30) _______ _______ your wheels are orange.

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.

【金桥】杨浦区2016年度第一学期高三英语期中考试 谢春

South Korean tech giant Samsung has _____31___ ceased productin of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of the devices catching fire.

The firm already reduced Galaxy Note 7 production volumes . Owners are expected to be able to return the phones for a refund or an exchange for a different Samsung phone.

“We recently ____32___ the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top ___33____, we have reached a final decision to stop production of Galaxy Note 7s,”, the company said.

Earlier ,consumer tech analyst Caroline Milanesi of Creative Strategies told the BBC that Samsung should “call it a day “ on production of the Galaxy Note 7 to

_____34___ long-term risk to the brand. However ,South Korean’s finance minister had warned that the country’s ___35_____ would be hurt if the phone model was scrapped(报废)

In September ,Samsung recalled around 2.5 million phones after ___36____ of exploding batteries . It later insisted that all replaced devices were __37_____ . However , there were then reports that those phones were catching fire too.

It is said that__38___ in the US and South Korean are investigating why even the replacement Note 7 phones that Samsung ___39___ with a safer battery reportedly caught fire. An official at the South Korean safety agency said the replacement phones might have a defect that was different from the problem with the _____40___ Galaxy Note 7s.

III Reading Comprehension

Section A

Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four word or phrases marked A, B, C, and D. Fill in each blank with word or phrase that best fits the context.

In the past nobody would have known what the British Prime Minister had for breakfast , or what the name of the America president’s dog was. Many politicians these days , however ,are trying to become media stars , and we learn ___41___ of their private lives from chat shows and glossy magazines . Is this a development we should be happy with ?

Of course , there are people who think it is perfectly __42____ that politicians are media stars. They might argur that society has changed , and __43___ is part of our daily lives. If politicians want to be accepted by a large number of people , they need to __44___ to our lifestyles and appear on chat shows, and not just on news programmes. They could also argue that the better we get to know our politicians as humans, and not just as __45____ of a political party , the easier it is to decide who to vote for.

____46_, politics is about gaining power. If a good politician gets more public support by __47__ on chat shows , so be it!

__48_____, there are lots of arguments against politicians becoming media stars . Although entertainment is certainly part of our daily lives, politics should not be about fun. Politicians need to be serious and ___49___, and they should focus on their important work, and not be distracted by seeking __50____ and celebrity (名人)status. In the same way, one might argue that people switch on the TV because they want to get away from politics and the problems of their daily lives, and they don’t want to see politicians ___51___ their favorite TV shows. And last but not least , it can be harmful for the development of a political system if politics becomes __52___ up with entertainment . Politics should be about truth and reality , not entertainment , and so there should be strict rules to keep them ____53_____.

All things considered, personally I am not really against politicians becoming media stars because I am not affected by their celebrity personas. In order to decide who to vote for , I try to be well __54___ by reading newspapers and through discussions with friends who are also seriously interested in politics . I will _55____ never be influenced in my decision by superficial TV programmes!

41 A routine B arrangements C details D background

42 A ridiculous B civilized C democratic D acceptable

43 A exposure B entertainment C exhibition D exploration

44 A apply B adapt C agree D attach

45 A pioneers B applicants C masters D representatives

46 A In addition B On the contrary C As a result D By the way

47 A taking up B cheering up C turning up D messing up

48 A Apart from that B On the other hand C By comparison D In other words

49 A favorable B dominant C professional D neutral

50 A fame B pleasure C fortune D peace

51 A appreciating B spoiling C launching D imitating

52 A caught B fed C mixed D made

53 A alert B motivated C independent D apart

54 A received B educated C protected D informed

55 A definitely B generally C obviously D particularly

Section B

Directions : read the following three 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.


One of my favorite professors in college was a self-confessed liar.

I guess that statement needs a bit of explanation.

The topic of Capital Markets is exceptionally boring subject matter. Dr K was memorable because of something he introduced at the beginning of his first class:

“Between today and the class right before finals, I will work into each of my lectures … one lie. Your job, as students , among other things , is to try and catch the Lie if the Day.”

And then began our 10-week course.

This was a brilliant way to focus our attention –by asking students to challenge his statements. Early in the quarter , the Lie if the Day was usually obvious –immediately causing raised hands to challenge it.

As the quarter went on , the Lie of the Day became more undetectable, and many ended up slipping past most students unnoticed until a very alert person stopped the lecture to flag it.

Every once in a while , a lecture would end with nobody catching the lie. On those days, Dr K , looking quite pleased with himself, would say :” Ah ha ! Each of you has one falsehood in your lecture notes. Discuss among yourselves what it might be, and I will tell you next Monday.”

Those lectures forced us to work in study groups so we could approach him with our theories the following week.

Brilliant… but what made Dr K’s technique genius was, during the most technically difficult lecture of the entire quarter , there was no lie.

At the end of the lecture in which no lie was found , he offered the same challenge to work through the notes. On the following Monday , he heard our theories for what the falsehood might be for almost ten minutes before he finally said:” Do you remember the first lecture-how I said that ‘every lecture has a lie?’”

Exhausted from having our best theories shot down, we nodded.

“ Well, THAT was a lie . My previous lecture was completely on the level. But I am glad you reviewed your notes carefully this weekend.”

While my knowledge of the Economics of Capital Markets has faded in time, the lessons have stayed with me :” Experts “ can be wrong and say things that sound right, so always evaluate new information and cheek it against things you already accept as fact.

56 Which of the following statements is true?

A Not all the lies were obvious

B There was no lie in the first lecture

C Dr. K didn’t admit that he was a liar

D There was a lie in each of the lectures

57 The underlined phrase “ on the level” is closet in meaning to _____?

A academically focused

B honest and correct

C confusing and demanding

D technically difficult

58 Which is not among Dr. K’s purpose of asking students to catch the lies in the lecture.

A To focus their attention in class

B To stimulate them to go through notes

C To encourage them to discuss in study groups

D To enable them to distinguish truth from falsehood.

59 How does the writer benefit from Dr; K ‘s lectures ?

A He still remembers the knowledge of Economics of Capital Markets

B He won’t accept anything blindly and dares to challenge authorities

C He is quick at accepting new information and learning techniques

D He develops a habit of checking everything before evaluation


Editor in Chief

IndoTrading .com

Jakarta, Indonesia


Job Category : Media &Journalism

Job Type : Full-time

Salary Range : IDR 6,000,000-8,000,000

Industries :Classifieds, E-Commerce Platforms

Job Description &Requirements


● Responsible for selecting the writers, planning the content and publishing schedule , assign them stories and edit their articles , write larger stories , oversee features and business editors.

● Responsible for crating original that fits our brand , engage customers across all marketing channels , including but not limited to websites and social media.

● Responsible for setting the tone, editorial direction and policies

●Responsible for the overall and day to day management and supervision of the News Department

● Develop , implement and improve digital content& digital program

● Ensure the final draft is complete and there are no omissions ,cross-checking facts, spelling ,grammar ,writing style and page design

● Maintain and build good relationship with internal and external

● Motivate and develop News Department team


●Passionate about writing and journalism articles on business aspect& having a

good leadership

●Familiar and able to write the articles in business aspect

●Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in

Advertising/Media/Journalism, Mass Communications or equivalent

●Good in communication ,content development and management skill,

●At least 5 years of working experience in the related field

●Internet ability with a good sense of content that works well online

●Preferbly Manager /Assistant Managers specializing in Jounalism/ Editor or


● A team player who cooperates well with internal teams on original ideas, best

practices and optimalization

●Full-time positions available

●Applicants must be willing to work in JL.Meruya ilir Raya , Business Park Kebon

Jeruk Jakarta Barat

Requried skills

●Copywriting &Editing, Creating Writing

60 This job advertisement is most likely to appear____ .

A in a magazine

B in a newspaper

C on a website

D on a poster

61 An editor in chief is expected to _______.

A read the first draft carefully and correct errors

B decide on the tone ,style and details of the articles

C select capable writers and give them special training

D establish good relationship with colleagues and customers

62 The applicants for the position must_______.

A have the ability to plan the content

B possess a bachelor’s degree in business

C be able to write creative articles in different aspects

D have the experience of being a manager or equivalent


Teacher burnout(倦怠)and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study. The study is the first of its kind to examine the connection between teacher burnout and students’ cortisol level(可体松水平),which are a biological indicator of stress.

Researcher collected saliva (唾液) samples from over 400 elementary school children and tested their cortisol levels. They found that in classroom in which teachers experienced more bornout , or feelings of emotional exhaustion , students’cortisol levels were elevated. Higher cortisol levels in elementary school children have been linked to learning difficulties as well as mental health problems.

“ This suggests that stress spreading might be taking place in the classroom among students and their teachers,” said Eva Oberle, the study’s lead author. Indeed , the relationship between student stress and teacher burnout is a chicken and egg question. It is unknown what came first –evaluated cortisol or teacher burnout . We consider the connection between student and teacher stress a cyclical problem in the classroom.

Oberle said a stressful classroom climate could be a result of inadequate support for teachers, which may impact teachers’ ability to effectively manage their students.

A poorly managed classroom can contribute to students’ needs not being met and increasing stress. This could be reflected in elevated cortisol levels in students.

Alternatively , stress could originate from students, who may be more challenging to teach because of increases in anxiety , behavioural problems, or special needs. In this situation , teachers could feel overwhelmed and report higher levels of burnout.

“Our study is a reminder of the systemic issues facing teachers and educators as classroom sizes increase and supports for teachers are cue,” said Oberle.

“ It is clear from a number of recent research studies that teaching is one of the most stressful professions , and that teachers need adequate resources and support in their jobs in order to battle burnout and relieve stress in the classroom,” said UBC education professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, the study ‘s co-author and director of HELP. “If we do not support teachers, we risk the collateral damage(附带损害) of students.”

63 Which is the best title for the passage?

A How to Relieve Stress in the class

B A Puzzling Question of Egg and Chicken

C The Most Stressful Profession in the world

D The Link Between Students Stress and Teacher Burnout

64 Paragraph 4 and paragraph 5 are intended to make it clear that ______.

A teacher burnout may be the cause of the elevated cortisol levels in students

B the connection between students and teacher stress is a cyclical problem

C students with higher stress level are more likely to have learning difficulties

D students’ behavioural problems may result in teacher’s higher level of burnout

65 According to the writer, many British teachers face the problem that_______.

A teachers are not well trained to deal with students’ problems

B teachers’ income increases but teaching resources are cut

C there’re more students in each class and less support for teachers

D there is a widening gap between students’ need and teachers’ ability

66 Which of the following statements is FALSE?

A The more burnout teachers experience, the higher cortisol levels in students.

B Adequate support may help teachers manage students more effectively

C Students will benefit as a result of reduced teacher burnout.

D High cortisol level indicates high level of burnout.

Section C

Directions : Read the following passage. Fill in each blank with a proper sentence given in the box. Each sentence can be used only once.Note that there are two more sentences than you need.

【金桥】杨浦区2016年度第一学期高三英语期中考试 谢春

What do you get when you combine “the greenest building material” with “the most efficient machine ever created”? Bryan McClelland says you end up with his company’s bamboo bicycle.

McClelland, a Filipino-American, runs his company Bambike in Victoria, a small town about 83 kilometers from Manila. ___67__ McClelland came up with the idea

in 2007 when he was still a volunteer for Gawad Kalinga, but it wasn’t until 2010 that he officially started the business. By employing locals, Bambike aids its community and keeps people from moving to crowded urban areas. Most employees craft the bicycles while a few also make “bambowties” with the extra bamboo pieces.

Some might question the marriage of bamboo and bicycles, but McCelland insists it’s a nearly perfect union. Bamboo dampens the vibration of the bike, so it takes a lot of wear-and –tear off the rider’s joints when riding through uneven streets. One particular kind of mature bamboo is as strong as steel, as light as aluminum and as sustainable as anything. __68__ Abaca, a Filipino plant, and some aircraft-quality metals are also used. With all of these materials, Bambikes stand up to tough industry standards alongside Giants and Schwinns.

___69___ Ten percent of its profits go back to the local community. Additionally,

in order to help promote education, Bambike sponsors local teachers and has started feeding programs for students. A bamboo playground as well as school supplies and scholarship programs are other benefits. The company is also careful to plant more bamboo than it harvests to ensure that production and progress continues. In the future, improvements are also planned for Victoria’s water and sanitation.

___70___ The bicycles are shipped worldwide and have become known for quality and eco-friendly materials .Filipino President Benigno Aquino III has even gifted them to world leader, including Brack Obama. TripAdvisor has also ranked Bambike’s Manila bike tour as one of the top activities to experience in the city. A bamboo revolution has started in the Philippines, and it’s pedaling at lightning speed. IV. Summary Writing (10%)

Directions : Read the following passage. Summarize the main point(s) of the passage in no more than 60 words. Use your own words as far as possible.

It is a common sight on campus or in the streets : a young person rides by on an electric scooter, traveling quickly and proudly. But Beijing’s traffic authorities have said that starting on Sept.5, people who are caught riding electric scooters on public roads or bicycle lanes will be fined 10 yuan. They will also be given a warning not to use the vehicles on public roads again.

The announcement was made after traffic police in Shanghai started a campaign to get electric scooters off public roads, with police officers stopping riders because the scooters could cause traffic problems.

The Beijing Consumer Association said it had tested more than 20 electric scooters of different brands recently and found that most had substandard brakes. It added that 16 of the tested scooters could go faster than the maximum 20 km per hour set for electric bikes. According to the traffic police, people who ride electric scooters at certain speeds can easily bump into the vehicles in the vehicle lane and hurt people who walk in the bicycle lanes.

But seeing the benefits that electric scooters have brought to young people, experts are worried that the ban may take effect slowly.

Electric scooters are a great answer to the “last mile problem” of getting from a public transport station to one’s home. They’re light enough to throw over your shoulder. They’re easy to ride just about anywhere and don’t need a lot of physical effort. The scooter can travel 25 km on one charge. It’s convenient and easy to control.

The are also good for the environment. Unlike cars and buses, electric scooters produce no carbon dioxide, need no fuel and make almost no noise.

For many young people, they use them to copy cool celebrities they have seen in videos.



Directions : Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.


2.令我高兴的是自从高中毕业以来,我的学校发生了很大的变化。(take place)




II. Guided Writing(25%)

Direction : Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese.


【金桥】杨浦区2016年度第一学期高三英语期中考试 谢春

Keys :

21. riding 22. have changed http://www.wendangku.net/doc/c8c1c61182c4bb4cf7ec4afe04a1b0717fd5b3c0.htmlunched 24.to spot 25. through

26. can 27. more convenient 28. which 29.that 30.even if



56-59 ABDB

60-62 CDA

63-66 DBCD

67-70 DAFC

People riding an electric scooter on public roads will be fined from Sept.5th.

Because of the substandard brakes and fast speed, electric scooters are considered potentially dangerous for the riders and the walking people. Considering its

advantage of being convenient, portable, environment-friendly and fashionable, experts predicted the ban would take effect slowly.

1.Teenagers under the age of 18 are forbidden to smoke or drink.

2.To my delight, great changes have taken place in my senior high school since I

graduated from it.

3.It’s because green food doesn’t contain any chemical substances that it is

becoming more and more popular among customers.

4.Falling behind in sales temporarily didn’t depress the employees. Instead, they set

one record after another through technical innovation.