2013 年全国中学生英语能力竞赛（NEPCS）初赛 高二年级组试题 （总分：150 分 答题时间：120 分钟） 听力部分（共三大题，记 30 分） I. Responses (句子应答)（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，记 5 分） Please listen to the following five sentences and choose the best response to each one you hear. Each sentence will be read only once.(请听句子，然后选出一个能够恰当应答你所听到的句子 的最佳选项。
)（答案涂在答题纸上） 1．A．Thank you very much． B．She’s so lucky． C．You’re a wise man． D．I’Ill not SO good． 2．A．It’s a pleasure． B．It’s kind of you． C．It’s up to you． D．That，s a11 right． 3．A．It’S not exciting． B．It’S not serious． ． C．I hope you’I’e feeling better now． D．I can do anything for you tomorrow ． 4．A．Just a little，please． B．No．I'm hungl7 and can eat more． C．Yes．I can’t bear the food． D．I miss it very much． 5． A． Yes， I'll be busy doing housework． B． I'm afraid not．I have to prepare for my exam． C． No， I have no1hing important to do． D． I'm sorry to hear that． I'll see her at 0nce． II. Dialogues(对话理解)（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，记 15 分） Please listen to the following five mini-dialogues. Each dialogue is followed by a question. Choose the best answer or picture for each question. Each dialogue and question will be read twice.(请听下面五组对话，每组对话后有一个问题，根据你所听到的对话内容，选择能回答 所提问的最佳选项。
) (答案涂在答题纸上) 6．A．Today． B．This Thursday． C．This Friday．D．Next Wednesday． 7． A． Kids’ homework． B． Children， s school life．C． Kids’ kindergarten D． Children’ s teachers． 8． A． It was boring． B． She was working． C． It was excellent． D． She played tennis． 10. A. Because he took part in an important party. B. Because he didn't like to go home early. C. Because he started his work too late. D. Because he had to work late in the office. B) Listen to the following dialogue and choose the best answer to each question. The dialogue will be read twice.(请听下面一段对话，选择能回答下列问题的最佳选项。
) (答案涂 在答题纸上) 11. Why does the woman want to go to Southeast Asia? A. To find a new job there. B. To move her family there. C. To take some beautiful photos there. D. To spend her vacation there. 12. What kind of place interests the woman?
A. Somewhere with lots of people around. B. Nowhere but at home. C. Somewhere far from the sea. D. Somewhere quiet and with good weatt~er. 13. Where is Phuket? A. In Singapore. B. In Korea. C. In Thailand. D. In Japan. 14. How does the man feel about the hotels along the beach in Phuket? A. Large. B. Cheap. C. Expensive. D. Comfortable. 15. What's the possible relationship between the two speakers? A. Good friends. B. Doctor and patient. C. Two strangers. D. Father and daughter. III. Passages(短文理解)（共 10 小题；16-20 每小题 1 分，21-25 每小题 2 分计 15 分） A) Listen to the following material and choose the best answer to each question according to the material you hear. The material will be read twice.(请听下面一段材料，根据你所听到的内容， 选择能回答所提问的最佳选项。
) (答案涂在答题纸上) 16. Why is it very pleasant to walk around in Shipton? A. Because there's a new library that you can visit. B. Because there're few visitors walking in the street. C. Because there's a horse and cart that you can ride on. D. Because cars aren't allowed into the town center. 17. How long does the speaker advise you to visit the museum? A. At least three hours. B. At least half a day. C. At least one day. D. At least one day and a half. 18. Where is the museum mentioned in the passage? A. In the center of the town. B. Outside the town. C. At the foot of a hill. D. Far from the prison. 19. Which century does the museum's exhibition reflect? A. 9th century. B. 14th century. C. 15th century. D. 19th century. 20. How do we get to the museum from the main square? A. By driving a ear. B. By riding on a horse and cart. C. By following the green signs. D. By walking along the street and then turning left. B) Please listen to the following material, and fill in the blanks according to the material you hear with one or two words. The material will be read twice. (请听下面一段材料， 根据你所听到 的材料内容填空，每空填一到两个单词。
I. 笔试部分（共七大题，计 120 分） I. Multiple-choice(选择填空) (共 15 小题，每小题 1 分，计 15 分) For each of the following sentences or dialogues, there are four choices, marked A, B, C, and D. Please choose the answer that best completes the sentence.(下列各句或对话均含有 A,B, C,D 四 个选项中，请从四个选项中选出可以完成该句或对话的最佳选项。
) (答案涂在答题纸上) 26. If you want to know more about ＿＿ factory, you can go and ask＿＿ man wearing a beard. A./; the B. the; a C./; a D. the; the 27. I'd rather have a house that was＿＿＿＿attractive to look at, but ＿＿＿＿comfortable to live in. A. less; more B. no; most C. little; most D. no; much 28. We couldn't eat in a restaurant because ＿＿＿＿of us had ＿＿＿＿money. A. all; some B. any; no C. none; any D. no one; some 29. The project＿＿＿＿by the end of 2020 will greatly expand the city's telephone network. A. to be completed B. being completed C. completed D. having been completed 30. Every object ＿＿＿＿ a story. Even the most ordinary object can present powerful images US. A. was telling; from B. tells; from C. tells; to D. told; to 31. Every possible means＿＿＿＿ to prevent air pollution, but the sky is still not very clear. A. were using B. have used C. has been used D. was used 32. The 911 rescue team found the＿＿＿＿ boy extremely＿＿＿＿, the wolves howling in the woods. A. missing; scaring B. missed; scared C. missed; scaring D. missing; scared 33 Since they pay for only the materials and not for the labor, do-it-yourself homeowners are happy to see how much money they＿＿＿＿save! A. must B. can C. used to D. shall 34. An agreement＿＿＿＿after a long discussion, _______ made everybody shout "hurrah! " A. put forward: that B. was appeared; it C. reached: one D. was arrived at; which 35. She hurt her leg climbing the mountain; otherwise, she＿＿＿＿the meeting yesterday. A. will attend B. had attended C. would have attended D. would attend 36. Only when＿＿＿＿to move＿＿＿＿that lie had left his briefcase at his office. A. the train began: did he realise B. did the train begin; he realised C. the train began: he realised D. did the train begin; did he realised 37. How did you lose all those files? --The electricity went off ＿＿＿＿I was working on my computer. A. as though B. since C. while D. in case 38. ----My car's broken down again. -----______________________ --Yeah. it's driving me crazy. A. What's the problem? B. That's terrific. C. What's wrong with it? D. That's too bad.
39. -----May I speak to Mr. Black? -----I'm sorry. He isn't here right now.＿＿＿＿ --This is Bob Smith. A. All right. I'll give him the message. B. May I ask who's calling, please:: C. Do you want to leave a message? D. He won't be back until three. 40. ------Excuse me. please fasten your seat belt! -----________________________ -----1 said. "Please fasten your seat belt! " A. Yes. That's right. Thanks! B. Oh. Sure, thank you for telling me. C. I'm sorry. I beg your pardon? D. Yes. please. I really appreciate your help. H. Cloze (完形填空) (共 15 小题：每题 1 分，计 15 分) A) Please read the following passage and fill in the blanks with the proper forms of 5 words outof the 7 given ones in the box according to the context. (请阅读下面的短文， 并根据其内容提 示，从方框中所给的 7 个单词中选出 5 个，并用其适当的形式填空。
)(答案写在答题纸上) much who safe, sleep, notice, try, same A teenager sleepwalker was rescued after she was found asleep on the arm of a 40-meter-highcrane (起重机)） ， police have just reported. Police and fire-fighters were called to a building site in southeast London after a passer-byhad (41)______the girl on the crane. Afire-fighter climbed up and discovered the15-year-old girl was fast (42)_______. Hedidn't want to wake her in case she panickedand fell off the crane. Luckily he found thegirl's mobile phone and called her parents. They then phoned their daughter to wake her up, and she was brought (43)_____downto the ground. The rescue operation lasted for two hours. Apparently the unnamed girl had left home in the middle of the night and climbed thecrane while she was asleep. An expert at the London Sleep Center said, "I've treated people(44)______have driven cars and ridden horses while asleep. One patient has even tr to flya helicopter. But I've never heard of a (45)______ unusual case than this." B) Please read the following passage and fill in each blank with one word in one of the following three ways: ① based on the context; ②using the proper form of the given words; ③based on the given letters of the words.(阅读下面的短文， 用以下三种形式之一完成短文填空： ①根据上下文填空； ②用所给单词的正确形式填空；③根据单词随给首字母填空。
) (答案写在答题纸 上) Two-thirds of British teenagers know exactly how much a laptop (笔记 本电脑) costs. But when they are (46) (ask) about the price ofgooda bottle of milk, three-quarters have no idea. So teenagers are good （47）knowing the price of things they want to buy, but they are (48)______ (hope) at knowing the price of everyday things. Thesurvey was of over 300 British teenagers and you can't (49)_______ laughing at some of the results: *77% of teens do not know the price of a bottle of milk and 34%
seem to (50) th_____ that it costs over￡1 *However, 66% know (51)_____(clear) how much a laptopcosts. *And how much does it cost to bring up a child (52) u______ they're 21? Just under two-thirds suppose the cost was ￡50,000 or less. In fact, the true cost is a painful ￡140,000 and only one in five teenagers knows that. *Over half of teens are more worr about looking good (53) ____ having money * Some think that the British Prime Minister is a very rich man. A third of teenagers believe that he gets over ￡1 million a year (he actuallygets ￡178,000, (54)______ is not bad! ) *And what about having no money? 12% of teenagers think the (55) exp______"being in the red" (It means you've borrowed money or spent money you don't have) means being embarrassed. How embarrassing for a few red-faced teenagers! III. Reading Comprehension(阅读理解)（共 20 小题，56-60 每小题 1 分，61-75 每小题 2 分 计 35 分） Read the following passages. Each passage is followed by several questions. Please respond to the questions according to the requirements given at the end of each question.(阅读下列短文， 每篇短文后设有若干问题， 请根据短文后的要求回答问题) （56-58 小题大案涂在答题纸上， 59-75 小题答案写在答题纸上) A Philip Pullman is the author of the award-winning and best selling books named His Dark Materials. The three books follow the progress of a young girl called Lyra and her friend Will on their journey into unknown worlds. His Dark Materials is much more than an adventure story —it's about growing up, or innocence (天真) and experience, and it explores the major themes of truth, love and death. Pullman himself spent a great deal of his childhood traveling abroad because both his father and stepfather were pilots in the Royal Air Force. As a child he went on .several long sea voyages and he lived in Africa and it: Australia. "'Before I was 11 I had been to eight different schools." "'In Australia I made a great discovery. TV hadn't reached Australia yet, but everyone listened to the radio. I remember listening to gangster serials, and cowboy serials, and best of all Superman! When I first saw a Superman comic, it changed my life. I'd been reading books for a long time. but I'd never known comics before.Soon afterwards I discovered Batman too, whom I loved even more." Pullman started writing his first novel the day after he had finished his final exams at Oxford University. "I discovered after about an hour that it was much harder than I'd expected. It still is[ I found that the amount I could write comfortably every day was about three pages, so that's what I've done ever since." Before he became a full-time writer, Pullman had been
teaching for many years. "What I enjoyed most in that difficult and valuable profession was telling stories, telling folk tales and ghost stories and Greek myths, over and over, until I knew them as well as I knew my own life." He had always loved telling stories as a schoolboy he had entertained his friends by reading ghost stories to them, or by making up his own. Questions 56-58: Choose the best answer from A, B, C and D according to the passage. 56. Philip usually writes about ______pages every day. A. three B. four C. five D. six 57. From the passage we learn that_______________. A. Pullman's stepfather didn't like him while he was young B. TV sets were popular with the Australians when Philip lived in Australia C. Pullman began his writing after he finished his exams at Oxford University D. Philip's stories weren't well received by his students 58. The best title for this passage is___________________. A. Philip Pullman, a storyteller B. His Dark Materials, an adventure story C. Superman, a great comic D. Lyra, a visitor to unknown world Questions 59-60: Decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F) according tothe passage. 59. Philip liked Batman more than Superman according to the passage. 60. Philip had been teaching in school before he became a full-time writer. B Do not underestimate (低估) the power ofrevision in the days and hours before an examination. The closer you are to theexam, the more chance you have of storingand keeping important information. But donot overdo it. (61) ________An effectivedaily routine can help you to go through anexam period, so in the days leading up toyour first exam, get into the habit of beingup and ready to work by 9 a.m. It can be a shock to the system after months of working to your own timetable to be mentally alert (警觉的 ) at that time if you have not prepared for it. On the day of the exam, have a good breakfast, pack everything you need. (pens, pencils, erasers, etc.), then make your way to the examination hall in good time. Do not arrive too early, though, as other people's anxiety can be passed on to you, and you may suffer from panic. Once in your seat, simply stop for a few seconds and collect your thoughts. (62)______When you first look at the test paper, spend a short period reading through all the instructions and questions, paying attention to key verbs such as "discuss", "compare" and "evaluate". (63)______ It is wise always to allow for 10 minutes at the end of the exam to give yourself time to go back over your answers. Once you have selected the questions you wish to deal with, begin by attempting the one you think is your strongest. It will give you more confidence whenyou see a well-answered question down on paper.