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  第二学期高二英语期中考试试卷

  一、 听力:(本题共两节,满分30分)

  第一节(本题共5小题,每小题1.5分,满分7.5分)

  听下面5段对话,每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有10秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题,每段对话仅读一遍。

  1. How does the man plan to find a used car?

  A. Through a car dealer. B. On the Internet. C. From the newspaper.

  2. Where is the man going?

  A. To a supermarket. B. To the woman’s. C. To a park.

  3. What are the speakers mainly talking about?

  A. A book. B. A writer. C. A bookstore.

  4. What season is it now?

  A. Spring. B. Autumn. C. Winter.

  5. What present has the man bought?

  A. A book. B. Some flowers. C. A pair of gloves.

  第二节(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)

  听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读各个小题,每小题5秒钟;听完后,各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。

  听第6段材料,回答第6、7题。

  6. What are the speakers doing?

  A. Interviewing a champion. B. Reporting a match live. C. Talking about a new world record.

  7. What do we know about Paul Timmons?

  A. He breaks a world record. B. He is talented in competing. C. He isn’t in the lead all the time.

  听第7段对话,回答第8、9题。

  8. What is the woman probably?

  A. A writer. B. A reporter. C. A tour guide.

  9. What is on the man’s right?

  A. A statue. B. A park. C. A palace.

  听第8段对话,回答第10至12题。

  10. When did the man buy the T-shirt?

  A. Yesterday. B. A couple of days ago. C. A few weeks ago.

  11. Why does the man want to change the T-shirt?

  A. He wants a bigger size. B. He doesn’t like the style. C. He prefers another colour.

  12. What will the woman do next?

  A. Change the T-shirt for the man. B. Have a word with her manager.

  C. Give the man’s money back.

  听第9段对话,回答第13至16小题。

  13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?

  A. Mother and son. B. Wife and husband. C. Employer and employee.

  14. What does the woman advise the man to do?

  A. Make out a budget. B. Buy a cheaper guitar. C. Find another job.

  15. What is the man’s problem?

  A. He can’t join a band. B. He can’t make ends meet. C. He can’t find a satisfactory job.

  16. How does the man feel about the woman’s words?

  A. Impatient. B. Embarrassed. C. Disappointed.

  听第10段对话,回答第17至20小题。

  17. What prize did the youngest group get?

  A. The second prize. B. The third prize. C. The fourth prize.

  18. What should Eastside practice more?

  A. The dance. B. The music. C. The song.

  19. Why did The Storm win the first prize?

  A. They danced wonderfully. B. The guitarist played very well.

  C. The singer performed perfectly.

  20. What kind of person is the speaker?

  A. Humorous. B. Serious C. Dull.

  二.英语知识运用(本题共15小题,每小题1分,满分15分)

  从A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

  21. In China, _______ pressure to pass _______ exams seems to cause lack of students’ creativity.

  A. /; / B. the; the C. the; / D. /; the

  22. What a pity! Considering his ability and experience, he _______ better.

  A. need have done B. must have done

  C. can have done D. might have done

  23. The 2012 Olympics ________ in London is expected to attract millions of visitors from home and abroad.

  A. to hold B. to be held C. held D. to be holding

  24. When villagers cut down big trees, new trees should be planted. ____________, they have no trees to cut down in the future.

  A. If not B. If so C. If no so D. If don’t

  25. He is always complaining ___________ something. Why can’t he be pleasant?

  A. to B. in C. with D. about

  26. —Did Peter fix the computer himself?

  —He ________, because he doesn't know much about computers.

  A. has it fixed B. had fixed it C. had it fixed D. fixed it

  27. ----- I don’t suppose the police know who did it.

  ------ Well, surprisingly they do. A man has been arrested and _________ now.

  A. has been questioned B. is being questioned

  C. is questioning D. has questioned

  28. _______ be late again tomorrow , you would be fired.

  A. If you would B. Should you C. Unless you do D. If you will

  29. When he opened the tin, it a bad smell.

  A. gave off B. gave up C. gave in D. gave away

  30. —Which driver was to blame?

  —Why, _____ ! It was the child’s fault, clear and simple. He suddenly came out between two parked cars.

  A. both B. each C. either D. neither

  31. Progress so far has been very good. _____, we are sure that the project will be completed on time.

  A. However B. Otherwise C. Therefore D. Besides

  32. _______ to reach them on the phone, we sent an e-mail instead.

  A. Fail B. Failed C. To fail D. Having failed

  33. Our teacher demanded that all of us english every day.

  A. should practise to speak B. would practise speaking

  C. could practise speaking D. practise speaking

  34. With so many different forms of transportation _____, there is no doubt that we can arrive in Shanghai on time.

  A. to choose B. choosing C. to choose from D. chosen from

  35. —We have booked a room for today and tomorrow.

  —____, sir.

  A. I’m sure B. My pleasure C. It’s all right D. I’ll check

  三 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

  阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从各题所给的四个选项中,选出最佳选项。

  At the age of 13,I visited a doctor with my parents.As I sat in the examining chair,the doctor looked into my  36 .“She did inherit (继承) it,”he said with coldness.“You need to be prepared.There is no  37  for this disease.”

  My father  38  a gene which,in most cases,results in blindness.I'd inherited the gene.He gradually  39  his eyesight and so did I.At last we were both  40  blind—he was fifty­seven years old, 41  I was only twenty­eight.

  My world  42  as the darkness fell, 43  the dreams my husband and I had for us and for our three little boys.But  44  I tried to find some hope and  45 ,my eyes were opened to a new realization.

  My father had  46  me not just failing eyesight,but an example of  47  in the face of hardships as well.We were all living in Bolivia in 1964 when he decided to  48  the family to America.He worked tirelessly to  49  the right of living in the US.

  Alone in the States,he  50  his helplessness and lack of fluency in English.He managed to rent a small apartment,and nine months later,sent airline tickets for my mom,my brother and me.

  Decades later, 51  an American citizen,I look back at what he'd shown me.He set an example proving that determination is important to success.His  52  taught me valuable lessons for my own path in the darkness.

  I did the same as I stepped into a  53  world.I fulfilled (完成) my own  54  as a wife,mom,Sunday school teacher and Spanish interpreter.What I inherited from my father helped me to  55  my life in a whole new light.

  36.A.mouth B.eyes C.ears D.throat

  37.A.solution B.reason C.excuse D.cure

  38.A.carried B.spread C.infected D.raised

  39.A.damaged B.lost C.recovered D.gained

  40.A.rapidly B.nearly C.completely D.terribly

  41.A.though B.but C.so D.since

  42.A.broke down B.broke off C.broke away D.broke out

  43.A.realizing B.sharing C.disturbing D.destroying

  44.A.when B.before C.unless D.until

  45.A.honour B.beauty C.strength D.failure

  46.A.handed B.rewarded C.given D.taught

  47.A.contribution B.determination C.challenge D.honesty

  48.A.move B.settle C.arrange D.send

  49.A.enjoy B.declare C.apply D.win

  50.A.accepted B.admitted C.overcame D.met

  51.A.as B.like C.for D.to

  52.A.knowledge B.journey C.situation D.event

  53.A.cruel B.inner C.modern D. dark

  54.A.promises B. hopes C. roles D. changes

  55.A.touch B. end C. save D. see

  四.阅读理解 (共15小题;每小题2分,满分30分)

  阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项中,选出最佳答案。

  (A)

  I began to work as a salesgirl in a department store.I got there that morning and was introduced to all the salesmen and saleswomen.Throughout the day,one of the salesmen talked with me.I thought we might become friends.That evening after work we went out for dinner.We sat together and talked,but our numbers were never exchanged.

  Around 10 p.m., I began my 2­hour drive back. For the first part of the drive, I was thinking to myself how stupid I had been for not giving him my number.Then all of a sudden,when I had gone around a corner, I was completely over in another lane.There was no time to even hit the brakes.I hit at once.The police came and cut the top of my car off to get me out.They sent me to the hospital quickly.

  My mother got there late that night,and saw me lying in the emergency room.The next morning,mom called the manager and told him what had happened and that I would be in the hospital for a long time.A few hours later,I received a phone call—it was the guy I hadn't given my number.Well,he came to visit me that night and the next night.We spent a lot of time together.

  It was months before I would be walking and driving again,but he'd sit by me.I don't think I could have pulled through it without him.Now I can walk freely,and just this week we are planning on getting married one year after the day we met.It's just amazing how a tragedy like a car accident could bring about such a wonderful relationship!

  56.The car accident happened because    .

  A.the girl drank a lot before driving

  B.it was so dark that the girl couldn't see very clearly

  C.another car appeared on the girl's lane(车道) suddenly

  D.the girl didn't drive with great care

  57. We can infer that the girl    .

  A.couldn't say anything at hospital

  B.would lose her job in the store

  C.was badly injured in the accident

  D.was careless with making friends

  58. The guy got the news that the girl was in hospital possibly from __________.

  A.the manager B.the girl's mother

  C.the doctor D.the girl herself

  (B)

  When a handheld video game runs out of power,all you have to do is plug it in and charge it up.Within a few years,some of you might do the same thing with mom's car.Automobile companies are developing vehicles that will plugin to electric sockets (插座),just like many laptops,digital cameras,cellphones and small video game players do.Called “plug­in hybrids (混合动力车)”,these cars will get most of their power from electricity.Their drivers will rarely have to stop at gas stations.

  The technology is more than just cool.In our automobile­filled world,plug­in vehicles could reduce the amount of gasoline we use.That gas is made from crude oil (原油),which keeps rising in cost.Plus,driving around in these hybrids may even help the environment.Gas­burning cars produce a lot of carbon dioxide,a type of greenhouse gas.These gases stay in the atmosphere,where they trap (困住) heat and cause global warming.

  The first company­produced plug­in hybrids could hit the roads by 2010.But engineers still have a lot of work to do to make the technology practical and inexpensive.

  Batteries are the biggest challenge.In the plug­in­hybrid world,lithium­ion (锂离子) (Li­ion) batteries are getting the most attention.These batteries can store a large amount of energy in a small package,and they last a relatively long time between charges.Li­ion batteries are standard in laptops,cellphones,heart devices and other similar portable (便携的) devices.

  But because cars are so big and heavy,it would still require a suitcase­sized Li­ion battery to power about 12km of driving.What's more,the batteries are extremely expensive.

  “A car filled with batteries could go a long distance,” says Ted Bohn,an electrical engineer in Chicago.“But it couldn't haul (拖拉) any people,and it would cost $100,000.”

  So researchers need to figure out how to make batteries smaller and cheaper,among other questions.

  “The answers don't exist yet,” Bohn says.“As a kid I thought someone someplace knows the answer to everything.All of these questions haven't been decided.That's what engineering is about—making a guess,running tests and fine­tuning (微调) results.”

  59. The passage mainly talks about     of a new car.

  A.the batteries B.the speed C.the developing D.the appearance

  60. Which is TRUE according to the passage?

  A. The plug­in hybrids will use electricity completely as driving power.

  B.The new technology will contribute to the protection of our environment.

  C.The technology of using electricity as driving is quite mature(成熟) now.

  D.The biggest challenge of the new technology is that it will cost us more money.

  61. How does Bohn feel about the future of the new technology according to the last paragraph?

  A.Confident. B.Puzzled. C.Worried. D.Disappointed.

  62. The new technology is facing the following problems EXCEPT that    .

  A.the technology isn't practical up to now

  B.the cost of the new technology is quite high

  C.the size of the batteries is too big at present

  D.the government won't support the technology

  (C)

  According to the United States government, people are classified as homeless if they have no place to stay and no expectation of finding a place for the next thirty days. Although technically accurate, that is an impersonal assessment of an enormous and very human problem.

  The homeless population represents all of us Americans. It includes men and women, the elderly, children, and infants. Its members are from all ethnic groups. What they have in common is poverty.

  Currently in the U.S., thirty-nine million people live in poverty. When money is really tight, paying the rent or buying food often becomes a choice. Government assistance in the form of food stamps does help but, as one homeless man explains, you can’t pay the rent with food stamps.

  With no money for rent, the streets and homeless shelters become the alternative.

  Although men make up the largest group within the homeless population, homeless women with children are rapidly joining them. In fact, one quarter of the homeless people in the U.S. are teenagers and young children.

  People may become homeless for numerous reasons. However, there are certain factors that many of these individuals have in common. They include a lack of adequate education and job skills. A majority of the teenagers and adults have not completed high school.

  The abuse of alcohol and drugs is also a common factor. One third of the adult homeless population abuses alcohol, while one quarter of the same group uses drugs.

  Some members of this population suffer mental health problems. Within the past several years many institutions for the mentally ill have been closed and their patients sent “home”. Unfortunately, a number of those people have no home to go to and they are unable to adequately look after themselves.

  Job loss in today’s economy has also become a real factor in the loss of people’s homes. The breakup of families through abandonment and divorce is also contributing factors, particularly when there are children involved. The parent who is left to care for the kids with inadequate income may be forced to depend on the homeless shelters to put a roof over their heads.

  63.The underlined word “impersonal” in paragraph1 can be replaced by _________.

  A. insincere B. unbearable C. uncivilized D. unsympathetic

  64.The U.S. government helps the homeless by _________.

  A. giving them homeless allowance(津贴) B. giving them food stamps

  C. finding jobs for them D. finding residence (a place to live) for them

  65.People become homeless for all the following reasons EXCEPT _________.

  A. the lack of adequate education

  B. the abuse of alcohol and drugs

  C. the closure of institutions for the mentally ill

  D. the poor performance of economy

  66.The breakup of families is likely to lead to homelessness because a parent with kids may _________.

  A. lose his or her job in today’s economy

  B. be unable to look after the kids

  C. not have enough income

  D. find residence at a homeless shelter

  ( D )

  Below you will find a selection of helpful books to learn more about effective campaigns(运动) and one-to-one permission email marketing and more.

  Advanced Email Marketing

  Email is specially brilliant: low cost, high speed, personal, dynamic(动态的), and interactive. But there’s a big difference between knowing that email is a powerful marketing tool and proving it. —A1 $15.00

  Sign Me Up!

  Imagine it: prospects (前景) actually ask you to email your marketing information to them. At a time when people wouldn’t give out their email addresses and don’t believe most emails, it’s harder than ever for ordinary marketers to separate their emails from waste emails.—A2 $13.00

  The Quiet Revolution

  A revolution is taking place which will forever change the world of marketing. The strategies and techniques that have served marketers for years will not only decline in effectiveness, but will begin to quietly decline the very brands and the customer relationships that companies have worked so hard to create. —A3 $18.00

  Permission Marketing

  Seth Godin, one of the world’s foremost online promoters, offers his best advice for advertising in Permission Marketing. Godin argues that business can no longer rely only on traditional forms of “interruption advertising” in magazines and mailings, or radio and television commercials.—A5 $19.05

  TOTAL E-Mail Marketing

  Total E-Mail Marketing shows how to run effective e-mail campaigns aimed at both getting and keeping customers. The book covers much more than simply guidelines on e-mail creativity. It explains how to plan and carry out e-mail campaigns which connect with other online and offline communication. —A6 $39.5

  Persuasive Online Copywriting: How to Take Your Words to the Bank

  This copy of the book offers the most comprehensive (and immediately usable) information on “how to make your website usable” in the fewest amount of pages possible. —A7 $31.4

  67. It can be inferred that all the books can be relative to _______.

  A. agriculture skills B. everyday life C. the Internet D. hotels

  68. If you want to communicate with a company without its email address, you’d better buy _____.

  A. A1 B. A2 C. A3 D. A5

  69. What is the purpose of Total E-Mail Marketing? ______.

  A. To get and keep more customers

  B. To show its stronger power

  C. To show its price is between ten and thirty dollars

  D. To show its price is different from other books

  70. If you want to communicate with the bank, you’d better buy ______.

  A. A1 B. A3 C. A7 D. A5

  第II卷 (非选择题,满分45分)

  五.单词拼写(本题共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

  根据首字母或小括号内的汉语意思,写出所缺单词的正确形式。

  71. Chinese scientists has made many ____________(突破) in science and technology.

  72. Yufang talked to some friends from his university in Beiing and they helped _________(安排)

  for his return.

  73. The process of _________(申请) for studying abroad is long and complex.

  74. When I found this amazing power, I __________(犹豫) a long time thinking how I should use it.

  75. All the people can __________(受益于) from using water in this way.

  76. Water can __________(吸收) a lot of heat without big changes in temperature.

  77. The police _____(逮捕) Rosa Parks, a black woman who refused to give her seat to a white man.

  78. The groups should be treated equally to other people, _________ (不顾)of race, religion or sex.

  79. Why not try your luck________(城市商业区), Bob?That's where the best jobs are.

  80. A walk around Guilin is a ________ for the eyes (大饱眼福)———a lively mix of old culture and the excitement of an international tourist area.

  六.短文改错 (共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

  It was two days after Christmas. Mrs. Smith bought 81.____________

  plenty Christmas cards to send to her friends and to her 82.____________

  husband’s friends. She put it on the table in the living room. 83.____________

  When her husband came home from work, she said to him, 84.____________

  “Here is the Christmas cards for our friends and here are some 85.____________

  stamps, a pen and our address book. Will you please to write 86.____________

  cards while I am cooking dinner?” Mr. Smith did not say 87.____________

  something and went to his study. Then a few minutes 88.____________

  later she came back with a box full of Christmas cards. All of 89.____________

  them had addresses and stamps on them.”These were last 90.____________

  year’s cards,” he said. ‘’I forgot to post them.’’

  七.书面表达 (本题满分25分)

  你班决定举办一期倡议节约用水的英语板报。请根据提示内容,写一篇100词左右的倡议书。内容包括以下几方面:

  1. 水资源对我们的重要性

  2. 当前水污染和浪费水资源的形势

  3. 节约用水的措施:。。。。。。

  注意: 文章开头和结尾已给出,不计入总词数。

  PROPOSAL

  Boys and girls, water is an important natural resource to us.

  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  考试答案

  一.听力

  1-5CABBA 6-10BCCAC 11-15CBAAB 16-20ACBCA

  二.单选

  21-25CDBAD 26-30CBBAD 31-35CDDCD

  三.完形

  36-40BDABC 41-45BADAC 46-50CBADC 51-55ABDCD

  四.阅读

  56-58DCA 59-662CBAD 63-66DBDC 67-70CBAC

  五.单词

  71.breakthroughs 72. arrange 73.applying 74. hesitated 75.benefit

  76. absorb 77. arrested 78. regardless 79. downtown 80. feast

  六.改错

  81. after—before 82. plenty后加of 83. it—them 84. √ 85. is—are

  86. 去掉to 87. cards前加the 88. something—anything 89. she—he 90. were--are

  七.作文范文

  PROPOSAL

  Boys and girls, water is an important natural resource to us. With the development of economy, the demand for water is increasing. But the fact is, less and less clean water is available, while polluted water can be found everywhere. Besides, the problem of wasting water is becoming more and more serious. What shall we do in face of the present situation? I propose everyone should do the following things:

  Firstly, form the habit of protecting and saving water ourselves, and turn off the taps after we use water.

  Secondly, tell people not to throw rubbish into waters because it will cause pollution. And at the same time tell them how to save and reuse water.

  Thank you.

  第二学期期中考试高二英语试卷及答案

  第一部分 听力 (共两节,满分15分)

  第一节 (共5小题,每小题1 分,满分 5分)

  听下面5段对话,每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置,听完每段对话后,你都有10秒钟时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。

  1. What does the man mean?

  A. He hasn’t traveled around the world yet. B. He does not want to climb.

  C. He always wants to climb that mountain.

  2. Why did Hill lose his job?

  A. He got angry with his boss. B. He is always sick.

  C. He did something wrong.

  3. What are the man and the woman talking about?

  A. Fashion. B. A movie. C. A book.

  4. Why did the man receive a ticket?

  A. He drove carelessly. B. He broke the traffic law.

  C. He went through a stop sign.

  5. What will the woman do?

  A. She’ll probably buy the nylon gloves.

  B. She’ll probably buy the leather gloves.

  C. She’ll probably pay thirty-two dollars for the gloves.

  第二节 (共10小题;每小题1 分,满分10分)

  听下面5段对话或独白,每段对话或独白后面有几个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读各小题,每小题5秒钟;听完后,各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。

  听第6段材料,回答第6至8题。

  6. Who are talking on the phone?

  A. Dave and Jim. B. Dave and Sally. C. Jim and Sally.

  7. What’s Jim’s telephone number?

  A. 332440. B. 223440. C. We don’t know.

  8. What can we learn from the conversation?

  A. Jim went out to buy some paint about an hour ago.

  B. Jim often went to the pub on his way home.

  C. Dave will not call again.

  听第7段材料,回答第9-11题。

  9. When will the flight take off?

  A. At about 5:40. B. At about 10:30. C. At about 5:20.

  10. Why was the woman nervous?

  A. Because she can’t find her ticket. B. Because they are late to get to the airport.

  C. Because Peter can’t find their tickets.

  11. Which one is right according to the conversation?

  A. The tickets are in the man’s blue trousers.

  B. The woman can speak German very well.

  C. They’re going to Germany probably.

  听第8段材料,回答第12-13题。

  12. How many people are involved in this dialogue?

  A. One. B. Two. C. Three.

  13. Who does the man think should clean the car at first?

  A. Himself. B. The woman. C. Mark.

  听第9段材料,回答第14-15题。

  14. The modem can be connected _______.

  A. after the monitor only. B. before the monitor only.

  C. before or after the monitor.

  15. After putting in the disk, the woman is told to _______.

  A. plug in the electrical cord. B. turn on the computer.

  C. turn on the monitor.

  第二部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第一节 单项选择(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分)

  从A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

  16. Mrs. Feng loves her students and is always creative in teaching English. No one doubts her _______ as a teacher.

  A. competition B. competence C. compulsion D. complication

  17. ---Could you meet me at the airport?

  ---I'd like to, but I ____ to Hainan when you return.

  A. will have flown B. was flying C. will fly D. have flown

  18. _____ a successful fish scientist, you need to have a curious mind and be able to work on your own.

  A. Become B. To become C. Becoming D. Having become

  19. How did it ________ that everyone knows my decision? I had been keeping the information to myself.

  A. come across B. come on C. come about D. come out

  20. Michael Jackson gained popularity at a time when MTV was establishing _____ as a creative force.

  A. it B. him C. himself D. itself

  21. --- Fancy meeting you here!

  --- Pleased to see you. If they ________ me to the party, I ________ be here.

  A. hadn’t invited; wouldn’t be B. didn’t invite; wouldn’t be

  C. hadn’t invited; wouldn’t have been D. didn’t invite; won’t be

  22. ______ all the international effort being made, we have to have faith that there will be solutions _______ time to stop epidemics and poverty.

  A. As; in B. With; on C. As; on D. With; in

  23. The group of research workers are said to ________ to the dangerous nuclear radiation while they carried out their rescue task.

  A. be exposed B. have been exposed C. exposed D. be exposing

  24. Is it normal that in September hotels near universities are overcrowded, _____ many parents from a distance nowhere to stay but to sleep on the playground ?

  A. to leave B. left C. leaving D. leave

  25. --- You ________ have bothered doing the washing-up. I could manage it myself.

  --- That’s OK, No problem.

  A. wouldn’t B. mustn’t C. needn’t D. couldn’t

  26. A Belgian French-language daily has released _______ is thought to be Europe's first 3D newspaper —complete with cardboard viewing glasses.

  A. which B. where C. that D. what

  27. Was it during the Spring Break_______ you went on a trip to Suzhou?

  A. when B. that C. in which D. then

  28. He made a mistake, but then he corrected the situation ________ it got worse.

  A. until B. when C. before D. as

  29. Dear Mom, I wonder if you ever knew how much I appreciated _____ you gave me even though I often simply said, “Thanks Mom.”

  A. all which B. all that C. in that D. for that

  30. ---You haven’t lost the ticket, have you ?

  ---_____. I know it’s not easy to get another one at the moment .

  A. Yes ,I’m afraid so B. Yes, I have C. I hope so D. I hope not

  第二节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

  阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

  Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he didn’t play well with the other children, that his clothes were torn and that very often he ___31____ a bath.

  In his file, his first-grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is a bright child with a ___32____ smile. He does his work neatly and he is a ___33____ to be around.”

  His second-grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is a well-liked boy __34____ he is troubled by his mother’s illness and life at home must be a _____35___. ”

  His third-grade teacher wrote, “Teddy continues to work hard but his mother’s death has been ____36____ on him. ”

  Teddy’s fourth-grade teacher wrote, “Teddy doesn’t show much interest in school. He doesn’t have many friends and he sometimes sleep in class. He could become a ____37__. ”

  On Christmas, Mrs. Thompson received presents from her class, ___38___ in beautiful ribbons and bright paper ____39___ Teddy’s which was in a brown shopping bag.

  Mrs. Thompson opened the parcel in which was an old necklace ____40__ some of the stones ____41__, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume (香水). She stopped the children’s laughter, put the necklace on and dabbed some of the perfume behind her ears.

  Teddy stayed behind just long enough to say, “Mrs. Thompson, today you smell just like my mom __42____.”

  On that __43____ day, Mrs. Thompson began to pay particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to become _____44__. The more she encouraged him, the faster she responded. By the end of the year he had become one of the smartest children in the class.

  Every Christmas after Teddy graduated, she would receive a letter from Teddy. Then one day his letter was ____45___: Theodore F. Stoddard, Ph. D.(博士)

  Another letter came on a beautiful spring day. Teddy said he’d met his girl and was to be ___46___. He was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit in the seat for his mother. She ____47__ on the wedding wearing the necklace Teddy gave her many years ago and using the perfume smelling just like the ___48____ Teddy remembered his mother smelling.

  You can never ____49___ what type of effect you may make on another’s life by your actions or ___50__ of actions.

  31. A. enjoyed B. avoided C. wanted D. needed

  32. A. ready B. loud C. false D. crazy

  33. A. joke B. joy C. cheer D. comedy

  34. A. for B. but C. so D. and

  35. A. shock B. damage C. struggle D. ruin

  36. A. rude B. scary C. harmful D. hard

  37. A. problem B. companion C. difficulty D. disadvantage

  38. A. none B. all C. many D. few

  39. A. together with B. including C. except for D. besides

  40. A. besides B. with C. without D. among

  41. A. stolen B. dropping C. robbed D. missing

  42. A. wished to B. preferred to C. used to D. had to

  43. A. very B. last C. every D. extra

  44. A. light B. right C. fresh D. alive

  45. A. signed B. said C. copied D. written

  46. A. graduated B. employed C. examined D. married

  47. A. pretended B. appeared C. occurred D. practiced

  48. A. way B. manner C. behavior D. fashion

  49. A. talk B. say C. speak D. tell

  50. A. disappearance B. shortage C. lack D. ignorance

  第三部分 阅读理解(共15小题;每小题2分,满分30分)

  阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、和D)中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该选项涂黑。

  A

  When I looked at the grade on my math paper my jaw almost dropped to the ground: a big “65” in bright red ink. I had never received such a terrible grade before.

  I was so ashamed that when I got home that afternoon I lied to my dad. I told him I got 85 and that the report wouldn’t come until the end of the month. Dad smiled. His daughter would never lie about her grade, so he didn’t doubt the unusual delay of my report.

  A month later, Dad casually asked me again about the report at the dinner table. He looked right into my eyes and asked for an answer. Having no choice, I told him that I had in fact got just 65 in my math final. I had lied because I didn’t want to let him down.

  For a moment, he just looked at me. I would have preferred a telling off than that silence. Finally, Dad said, in a hurt voice, “You have already let me down, with your lie. I am not disappointed at your math score. That is no big deal – no one can be perfect all the time. But I am very disappointed in you. If you can’t be honest with your dad, who can you be honest with? It’s much easier to achieve a better grade than rebuild someone else’s trust in you.”

  Dad’s words touched my heart. I couldn’t forgive myself for having hurt his feelings. I took out the report that I had been hiding for weeks, handed to him and apologized, sincerely. I realized that my honesty is not only important to me personally, but to those around me that truly care about my well-being.

  In one of Shakespeare’s plays a character says: “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” After the crisis between Dad and me, I began to understand those words.

  51. The first paragraph may suggest that the author ______.

  A. was punished by her father for a bad grade

  B. never expected teachers to give her bad grades

  C. usually got a higher grade

  D. was bad at math

  52. The author lied to her father because ______.

  A. she thought her father would believe her story

  B. she didn’t want to let her father down

  C. her father wouldn’t get her grade report

  D. her father got angry whenever she got a poor grade

  53. Why did her father stay silent after his daughter told him that she had lied?

  A. He didn’t understand what his daughter had said.

  B. He was angry that his daughter lied to him again.

  C. He was unhappy with his daughter’s bad score.

  D. He was hurt that his daughter had lied to him.

  54. The purpose of the article is to tell us that ______.

  A. dishonesty may work sometimes, but there is a price to pay

  B. sometimes a lie can make things easier

  C. we should study hard to make our parents happy

  D. we should accept the fact that we are not perfect

  B

  When the shooting of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was complete, it was much more than a movie wrap-up (结束).

  Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, told The Sunday Times that he’s happy to have the time for romance now filming is over. Emma Watson, who is Hermione Granger in the movies, said she looked forward to “finally being free, being my own person” – a change signaled by her new haircut.

  Daniel Radcliffe, who has been the face of the boy wizard since 2001, said that he “did cry like a little girl” when the last movie finished.

  “It’s like the ending of a relationship,” he told The Vancouver Sun. “There’s a sense of, ‘God, what am I going to do now?’” He said he was eager to see “what life holds for him beyond Hogwarts”.

  Along with the three actors, Harry Potter fans, now in their late teens, came of age with J.K. Rowling’s characters. For them, the last film isn’t just a goodbye to a decade of magic, but the close of their childhoods.

  “We are the Harry Potter generation,” Canadian Andrea Hill, 19, told The Vancouver Sun. “We started in elementary school, reading about a boy our age who was going through the same things we were going through. We grew up, so did he.”

  For Emily Chahal, an 18-year-old student, the series has been an inspiring journey. “That first book was what started my love of literature. It was the inspiration for everything – really teaching me to appreciate my friends, and to face difficulties with a sense of courage,” she said. “I have a sense of sadness. The end of the movies is kind of the end of my childhood, too.”

  Fortunately, to the delight of die-hard fans, there are many things that keep the boy wizard alive. For example, in June this year, a Harry Potter theme park opened in Florida, US.

  Some schools in the US and UK also have Quidditch teams – players ride broomsticks. “We’re not waiting anymore to see what happens to Harry next,” Hill told The Vancouver Sun. She founded a Quidditch club at Carleton University in Canada. “We’re still engaged in that magical world.”

  55. How did Emma Watson feel when she finished the shooting of the Harry Potter series?

  A. She cried like a little girl.

  B. She was ready to move onto something new.

  C. She was happy to have the time for romance.

  D. She felt it was like the end of a relationship.

  56. What did Daniel Radcliffe mean by saying he was eager to see “what life holds for him beyond Hogwarts”?

  A. He was bored with life in Hogwarts.

  B. He couldn’t wait to graduate from Hogwarts.

  C. He missed life in Hogwarts now he had left.

  D. He was looking forward to new life out of Hogwarts.

  57. The series has brought Emily Chahal all the following EXCEPT _______.

  A. the chance to live in a magical world

  B. the courage to face difficulties

  C. the appreciation of her friends

  D. encouragement to love literature

  58. What is the main focus of the article?

  A. Celebration of the close of childhood.

  B. Fans’ love for the Harry Potter series.

  C. Mixed feelings about the end of the series.

  D. Excited anticipation of the opening of the Harry Potter theme park.

  C

  What’s your dream vacation? Watching wildlife in Kenya? Boating down the Amazon? Sunbathing in Malaysia? New chances are opening up all the time to explore the world. So we visit travel agents, compare packages and prices, and pay our money.

  We know what our vacation costs us. But do we know what it might cost someone else? It’s true that many poorer countries now depend on tourism for foreign income. Unfortunately, though, tourism often harms the local people more than it helps them.

  It might cost their homes and lands. In Myanmar, 5,200 people were forced to leave their homes among the pagodas(佛塔)in Bagan so that tourists could visit the pagodas.

  Tourism might also cost the local people their livelihood and dignity. Local workers often find only menial(卑微的)jobs in the tourist industry. And most of the profits do not help the local economy. Instead, profits return to the tour operators in wealthier countries. When the Maasai people in Tanzania were driven from their lands, some moved to city slums. Others now make a little money selling souvenirs or posing for photos.

  Problems like these were observed more than 20 years ago. But now some non-government organizations, tour operators and local governments are working together to begin correcting them. Tourists, too, are putting on the pressure.

  The result is responsible tourism, or“ethical tourism.”Ethical tourism has people at its heart. New international agreements and codes of conduct can help protect the people’s lands, homes, economies and cultures. The beginnings are small, though, and the problems are complex.

  But take heart. The good news is that everyone, including us, can play a part to help the local people in the places we visit. Tour operators and companies can help by making sure that local people work in good conditions and earn reasonable wages.

  They can make it a point to use only locally owned hotels, restaurants and guide services. They can share profits fairly to help the local economy. And they can involve the local people in planning and managing tourism.

  What can tourists do? First, we can ask tour companies to provide information about the conditions of local citizens. We can then make our choices and tell them why. And while we’re abroad, we can:

  ★Buy local foods and products, not imported ones.

  ★Pay a fair price for goods and services and not bargain for the cheapest price.

  ★Avoid flaunting(炫耀) wealth.

  ★Ask before taking photographs of people. They are not just part of the landscape! Let’s enjoy our vacation and make sure others do, too.

  59.What is probably the best title for the article?

  A.Tourism Causes Bad Effects B.Tourism Calls for Good Behavior

  C.Vacations Bring a Lot of Fun D.Vacations Cost More Than You Think

  60.The underlined phrase“take heart”means“ ”.

  A.pay attention B.take care C.cheer up D.calm down

  61.According to the passage, the writer thinks .

  A.tourism is not a promising industry.

  B.dream vacations should be spent abroad

  C.the problems caused by tourism are easy to settle.

  D.tourists should respect local customs and culture

  D

  Research shows that humans switch from selfish to unselfish behavior when they are watched. Do you?

  A picture of a set of eyes on a computer screen can cause a change in the way people act. Even images of eyes on a charity donation, collection box encourage people to be unselfish, because people put more money in a

  collection box that has a picture of eyes on it than they do when a flower symbol is on the box.

  Manfred Milinski from the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Germany and Bettina Rockenbach of the University of Berlin, the authors of a new study, found that people act better when they are being watched because they feel they will be rewarded for good behavior. Their report also referred to other research showing that this response of behaving well when watched is somehow coded into humans and people respond this way unconsciously, or without realizing it.

  It is not just humans that act unselfishly when they are being watched. A fish called the grooming fish cleans other fish. When other fish are around, it is gentler. When no other fish are around, however, the grooming fish bites chunks from the fish it is supposed to be cleaning.

  The researchers suggest that the best way to get people to behave in the correct way is to make them feel watched. This could be the reason for the success of a famous American army poster. On it was a picture of an elderly man staring fiercely and pointing, it appeared, to the person who was looking at the poster. Under the picture was the caption 'I Want You' It encouraged hundreds of thousands of young American men to join the army during the Second World War to fight the Germans and Japanese.

  62.According to the report, why does a person behave better when he feels he is being watched?

  A.He does not want to be shamed by others.

  B.He needs to show he is a good person.

  C.He desires others to like him more.

  D.He feels he will receive some social reward.

  63.What is the text mainly about?

  A.It describes changed behavior when observed.

  B.It details ways to control people's behavior.

  C.It tells how to make people work harder.

  D.It discusses different advertising methods.

  64.According to the text, which of the following statements is true?

  A.People pretend to behave better when they are watched.

  B.Fish bite other fish in a fish tank when they are alone.

  C.People donate more money when they feel they are watched.

  D.Soldiers fought better during World War II because of a poster.

  65.Where would the study described in the text most likely be found?

  A.In a newspaper. B.In a scientific journal.

  C.In an advertising magazine. D.In a science textbook.

  第二卷

  第四部分 写作(共两节,满分20分)

  第一节 任务型读写(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

  阅读短文,并根据所读的内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词,每个空格只填一个单词。

  I used to be the messiest person alive. Over the years, through watching others and by trial and error, I have finally found ways to come up with plans, organize them and follow through with them.

  Make an outline of everything you need to have and do to make your plan happen. Make a list of all of the steps that need to be accomplished and think about what needs to be done.

  Detail everything thoroughly and read over it so you can start coming up with some mental solutions of how to carry out your plans.

  You should ensure that if for some reason way one doesn’t work, you have way two and way three to lean back on. Therefore, different ways are needed at hand. It’s just a matter of being organized. Chances are that there is always more than one way of doing things, and chances are that if one of the other ones will.

  Committing yourself to finishing at least at least part if not all of your plan at once is also necessary. It will show that you not only have initiative to get things rolling, but that you are interested in the results obtained with making the move to get everything done.

  If you make a commitment to finish before a specific time, make sure that you carry that out, and be sure to do everything in the way you said you would, within the time-frame you set for your self.

  Don’t try to tackle more things all at a time. All that does is to delay your progress, distract you and make you lose your interest, motivation and energy.

  Carrying out an effective plan requires being as organized as possible. You will only achieve this by sticking to the order of the plan and not turn away from it or trying to do more at a time.

  Last but not least, you should never abandon things mid-project. It will only annoy everyone around you including yourself. Unfinished plans are a waste of time, energy and, in some cases, even money.

  So, don’t be afraid of organization. The older we get, the more necessary it becomes to have the skills necessary to follow through with confidence and to be able to carry through plans in an organized and manageable way. It pays to be organized, after all.

  .Title: Tips on how to be (66) __________ in your life

  Tips Details (67) _________

  (68) _______ down your plan. ◆List everything you need.

  ◆List (69) _______ you will follow. To make your plan happen.

  Prepare three (70) _______ ways to carry out your plan. To (71) _______ that you can have some other choices when one way doesn’t work.

  (72) _______ to finish at least part of your plan if not all. Do everything (73) _______ your own time-frame. To show yourself you are determined to get things started and caring about the results.

  Do one thing at once. Stick to the order of your plan. To save your interest, motivation and energy.

  Finish what you have started. To get your plan (74) ________ out thoroughly.

  (75) ___________

  You shouldn’t be afraid of organization because it’s really worthwhile.

  第二节 书面表达(满分10分)

  目前,许多电视节目多利用短信互动方式让观众参与到节目中。近期网民针对此问题进行了激烈的讨论。有人认为这是一种很好的参与方式,而有人认为这只是电视台的一种赚钱的手段。请你根据以上情况,简要介绍讨论结果,并结合实际,谈谈自己的想法。写一篇100词以上的文章.

  注意:文章开头已给出,不计入总词数。 短信互动: SMS interaction

  Nowadays, SMS interaction has become a major part of various programs._______________

  英 语 试 卷 参 考 答 案

  一、听力

  1-5 BCCBA 6-10 BACBC 11-15 CCBCA

  二、单项选择

  16-20 BABCD 21-25 ADBCC 26-30 DBCBD

  三、完形填空

  31-35 DABBC 36-40 DABCB 41-45 DCADA 46-50 DBADC

  四、阅读理解

  51-54 CBDA B 55-60 DACDC 61-65 DDACB

  五、任务型读写

  66. organized 67. Purposes/Aims 68. Write/Take/Put/Note 69. steps

  70. different/possible/alternative 71. ensure 72. Promise 73.within

  74. carried 75. Conclusion

  六、书面表达

  Nowadays, SMS interaction has become a major part of various programs. Recently, there has been a fierce argument over the topic among the netizens. Opinions are divided as follows.

  The defenders consider it a good way for us to take part in the program, while the critics hold the opinion that it is just another way for the TV stations to make more money. As for me, I stick to the former.

  In the first place, seldom does everyone have the opportunity to watch the live show. Therefore, by sending short messages, people can really take an active part in the program rather than just passively watch it, which allows them to support their favorite performers as well as comment on them. Additionally, the average person can afford to send the short message for the low charge. What’s more, the rules of many live competitions have been changed due to the participation of the audience by sending messages. For instance, the final result of some programs are no longer only determined by the judges but also by the audience..

  In conclusion, SMS interaction has largely changed the way people enjoy TV programs. However, there is no doubt that there do exist some problems that need further improvement. Anyway, whichever way it chooses, it should serve the basic purpose of the programs—to reach a large audience and entertain us.

  下学期期中考试高二英语试题及答案

  第I卷(选择题 共115 分)

  第一部分 听力(共两节,满分30分)

  第一节:(共5小题;每小题1.5分,满分7.5分)

  听下面5段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有10秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。

  1. What’s the correct time?

  A. 8:20 B. 8:25 C. 8:15

  2. Where are the two speakers?

  A. On a ship. B. On a train. C. On a plane.

  3. Where is the woman going now?

  A. Her brother’s office B. Her own house. C. The market.

  4. Why can’t the woman go to the party?

  A. She is sick. B. She has to work. C. She has to stay at home.

  5. What is the problem with her English?

  A. Her spelling is very poor. B. Her speaking is not good. C. Her pronunciation is not good.

  第二节:(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)

  听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读各个小题,每小题5秒钟;听完后,各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。

  听第6段材料.回答第6至7题。

  6. What do you think the woman probably is?

  A. A worker. B. A student. C. A housewife.

  7. Where will they meet?

  A. In front of a bookshop. B. Near the cinema. C. At the bus stop.

  听第7段材料,回答第8至1 0题。

  8. What is the most probable relation between the two speakers?

  A. They are friends. B. They are strangers. C. They are scientists.

  9. Where does this conversation probably take place?

  A. On a train. B. On a bus. C. On a plane.

  10. Why is the woman traveling?

  A. She is traveling on holiday.

  B. She is traveling on business.

  C. She is traveling to give some lectures.

  听第8段材料,回答第1 1至1 3题。

  11. What does the man need?

  A. A taxi. B. A time table. C. A bag.

  12. When will the man leave home?

  A. 2:30 B. 3:00 C.3:30

  13. What does the man want the driver to do?

  A. Drive carefully. B. Be on time. C. Carry his bags.

  听第9段材料,回答第1 4至1 6题。

  14. Why does the woman not like spring in this city?

  A. Because it is very hot. B. Because it seldom rains. C. Because it is seldom sunny.

  15. Which of the following does the woman not like?

  A. Taking a bus to work. B. Having a rest on the beach. C. Climbing mountains.

  16. Why does the man like climbing mountains?

  A. Because he does not have to take a bus to work.

  B. Because he can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  C. Because he never feels exhausted.

  听第10段材料,回答第1 7至20题。

  17. Who was George?

  A. He was an American visitor. B. He was a Londoner. C. He was a hotel manager.

  18. How much does the doctor usually charge his parents?

  A. £2 for the first visit, and £1 for later visits.

  B. £2 for the first visit, and £1.50 for later visits.

  C. £1.50 for the first visit, and £1 for later visits.

  19. Why did he say, “I’ve come again, doctor.” when he went to see the doctor?

  A. He tried to make the doctor take pity on him.

  B. He didn’t have enough money with him.

  C. He wanted to save 50p.

  20. What do we know at the end of the story?

  A. George gets some good medicine from the doctor.

  B. George managed to save 50p.

  C. The doctor knew that he had never seen George before.

  第二部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第一节 单项填空(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分)

  从A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  例:It is generally considered unwise to give a child he or she wants.

  A.however B.whatever C.whichever D.Whenever

  答案是B。

  21. Maanshan is ______ most beautiful tourist site and I want to visit it ______ second time next year.

  A. a; a B. a; the C. the; a D. the; the

  22. Most middle schools prefer to buy _______ desks, so they can change to suit students’ growing height.

  A. stainless B. suitable C. comfortable D. adjustable

  23. A team of American scientists has found a treatment to protect humans from the deadly H5N1 flu virus, ________ brings great ________ to the world.

  A. that; appearance B. which; relief C. which; advantage D. that; profit

  24. —The weather has been very hot and dry.

  — Yes. If it had rained even a drop, things would be much better now. And my vegetables .

  A. wouldn’t die B. didn’t die C. wouldn’t have died D. hadn’t die

  25. I would appreciate ________, to be frank, if the goods could be delivered as soon as possible.

  A. you B. it C. that D. myself

  26. The boy has _____ a fine knowledge of geography by careful study.

  A. required B. inquired C. acquired D. addressed

  27. The girl had hardly rung the bell the door was opened suddenly, and her friend rushed out to greet her.

  A. before B. until C. as D. since

  28. As soon as the waiter came to the table, the foreigner _______next to me asked him_______to call that big dish in Chinese.

  A. seating; what B. seated; how C. sitting; how D. seated; what

  29._______along the quiet road at forty miles an hour, and then an old man suddenly started to cross the road in front of me.

  A. Driving B. when I was driving C. I was driving D. Having driven

  30. The roads are lined trees,which have been planted to hold the strong winds from the north.

  A. along; to B.on;up C.in;against D.with;back

  31. — Hey! Everyone in the office was at the dinner party in honor of Mr. Charles except you. What happened?

  — I ______ after Mike, my colleague. He was badly ill.

  A. have looked B. was looking C. would look D. had looked

  32. The hotel has been enlarged; ____, its service is improving.

  A. as a result B. on the other hand C. in addition D. as well as

  33. Faced with the financial crisis, many people prefer to be a saver rather than a spender and manage to _______ 40 to 50 percent of their salary.

  A. put aside B. put off C. put forward D. put up

  34. good,the food was sold out soon。

  A.Tasted B.Tasting C.Being tasted D.Having been taste

  35. —Wow, you look good. Your hair looks fantastic. You’re such a wonderful friend. You’re so generous. I’ve always liked you.

  —________! Get to the point. I haven’t got food all day.

  A.Enough B.Thanks C.Really D.Rubbish

  第二节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

  请认真阅读下列短文,从短文后各题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  Water and its importance to human life were the centre of the world’s attention last week. March 22 was World Water Day and 36 the theme “Water for Life”.

  There are more than one billion people in the world who live without 37 drinking water. The United Nations 38 to cut this number in half by 2015.

  Solving such a big problem seems like a(n) 39 challenge. But everyone, 40 teenagers, can do something to help. A teenage girl in the US has set an example to the 41 of her age around the world.

  Rene Haggerty, 13, was awarded the 2004 Gloria Barron Prize for her work— 42 discarded(废弃的) batteries(电池)which pollute water.

  In 2003, Haggerty went on a field trip to the Great Lakes Science Centre in Ohio. There she saw an exhibit about how 43 in old batteries harm the water of Lake Erie.

  Haggerty learnt that 44 the batteries was an easy solution. “I think everybody can do it, because everyone 45 batteries, and it can make a big difference.” With these words, she began to 46 awareness in her area.

  She 47 her county government and school board. She got permission to start a recycling programme in schools 48 the public library, hospital, and churches. With the help from her family, friends and local waste-management 49 , she gathered containers, arranged transportation, and made a(n) 50 video.

  Over the past two years, she collected four tons of batteries and drew the attention of officials, who were in charge of a battery recycling programme but had made 51 progress.

  When asked 52 she feels like a hero, Haggerty is quite __53 . “Not really. Well, maybe for the fish I saved!”

  Every year the Gloria Barron Prize is 54 to young Americans aged 8 to 18 who have shown leadership and courage in 55 the public and the planet. Each year ten winners receive US $ 2,000 each, to help with their education costs or their public service work.

  36. A. had B. gave C. wrote D. discussed

  37. A. enough B. safe C. much D. polluted

  38. A. asks B. orders C. hopes D. ensures

  39. A. good B. strong C. important D. unreal

  40. A. especially B. sometimes C. even D. seldom

  41. A. boys B. others C. students D. grown-ups

  42. A. collecting B. selling C. buying D. using

  43. A. things B. chemicals C. water D. air

  44. A. making B. recycling C. reducing D. handling

  45. A. uses B. has C. throws D. needs

  46. A. tell B. increase C. spread D. inform

  47. A. talked to B. listened to C. heard from D. thought about

  48. A. and B. besides C. as well as D. as good as

  49. A. officials B. workers C. clerks D. experts

  50. A. industrial B. agricultural C. scientific D. educational

  51. A. much B. no C. some D. little

  52. A. if B. how C. when D. why

  53. A. proud B. glad C. modest D. worried

  54. A. praises B. helps C. supports D. honors

  55. A. awarding B. saving C. serving D. favoring

  第三部分:阅读理解(共20小题;每小题2分,满分40分)

  阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项A、B、C和D中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  A

  Pat O’Burke was a poor Irishman with a large family, and one morning, waking up very early from cold and hunger, he decided to go shooting in a wood near his cottage. The wood belonged to Lord Northwood, a rich gentleman, Pat had no right to go there, but in it there were swarms of rabbits and flocks of birds that were good to eat, and Pat determined to take the risk. Suddenly he saw the owner, with a group of friends, coming towards him in the wood. There was a look of anger on Lord Northwood's face as he caught sight of the gun in Pat's hands. Pat's heart sank with fear, but he saw there was no hope of escape, so he walked boldly(大胆) up to the company and said to Lord Northwood, “Good morning, sir, and what has brought you out so early this morning?” Lord Northwood, rather surprised, said he and his Mends were taking a little exercise to get an appetite(食欲) for their breakfast. Then, looking at Pat with suspicion(怀疑), he said, “but why are you out so early in the morning?” “Well, sir” said Pat, “I just came out to see if I could get a breakfast for my appetite.” The whole crowd burst into laughter at Pat's ready wit(机智,风趣), and with a smile Lord Northwood walked on, leaving Pat to try his luck with the rabbits.

  56. This is a story about ________.

  A. a rich man who owned a big wood B. a poor Irishman who lived all by himself

  C. a clever man who tried to get something to eat D. an Irish hunter with a large family

  57. There was a look of anger on Lord Northwood's face. Why?

  A. He was not expecting Pat at this early hour. B. He knew Pat was coming for shooting.

  C. He didn’t like the poor Irishman at all. D. Pat had not told him he would come.

  58. Why was Lord Northwood surprised?

  A. He had not expected such a bold question from Pat. B. He wondered why Pat didn’t run away.

  C. Pat wasn’t afraid of him. D. Pat had a gun in his hands.

  59. What made the whole crowd burst into laughter?

  A. Pat's funny looks. B. Pat's interesting remarks.

  C. Pat's quick and humorous response. D. Pat's promise to leave fight away.

  B

  Bolivia has a population of three and a half million. About one tenth of the total population are white; one-fourth are mixed Indians and white; and more than half are full-blooded Indians. The government and the industries are under the control of the white people.

  The Indians today live in much the same way as their ancestors. Most of them are farmers. Many work in the mines, for mining is the most important industry on Bolivia’s. Of all the mining products, tin is the most important, which makes up three-fourths of all Bolivia’s exports. The eastern slopes of the Andes, since there are very few roads there, are fertile but not highly developed. The two primary means of transportation are river boats and porters. East of the hill region is the great plains where tropical plants are grown. A serious problem for Bolivia is the transport of food from the warm regions, where it is grown to the mountainous regions, where most of the people live.

  Bolivia gained its independence from Spain about a hundred years ago. It has been slow in developing, but its rich resources promise a better future in it.

  60. The majority of the Bolivian population are .

  A. full-blooded Indians B. mixed Indian and white

  C. white citizens D. all whites and mixed-blooded people

  61. The Indian’s way of life today is .

  A. quite different from that of their ancestors B. quite interesting

  C. almost the same as their ancestors’ D. very exciting

  62. The main product Bolivia exports is .

  A. tropical plants B. gold and silver C. tin D. food

  63. Bolivia has been slow in developing, but it has hope for a better future because of its .

  A. mining products B. rich resources

  C. independence from Spain D. two primary means of transportation

  C

  “Can I see my baby?” asked the happy new mother. The bundle was placed in her arms and when she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped—the baby had been born without ears. Time, however, proved that the baby’s hearing was perfect except his appearance.

  One day when he rushed home from school and threw himself into his mother’s arms,he cried out bitterly,“A boy, a big boy…called me-a f—…freak.”She sighed, knowing that his life was to be endless of heartbreaks.

  He grew up,handsome for his misfortune.A favorite with his fellow students, he might have been class president, but for that.He developed a gift for literature and music.

  The boy’s father had a talk with the family doctor.Could nothing be done? “I believe we could graft on a pair of outer ears,if they could be donated,”the doctor decided.So the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice for a young man.Two years went by.Then, “You’re going to the hospital,son.Mother and I have someone who will donate the ears you need.But it’s a secret,” said the father.

  The operation was a brilliant success.His talents blossomed into genius.School and college became a series of successes.Later he married and entered the diplomatic service.“But I must know!” he urged his father.“Who gave so much for me? I could never do enough for him.”

  “I do not believe you could,” said the father,“but the agreement was that you are not to know…not yet.”The years kept the secret, but the day did come …one of the darkest days that ever passed through a son.He stood with his father over his mother’s casket(棺材).Slowly and tenderly,the father stretched forth a hand and raised the thick,reddish-brown hair to let out the secret.

  64. When the mother unfolded the cloth and looked upon the tiny face we know that the mother________.

  A. suddenly decided to make a sacrifice for the baby

  B. kept the baby’s situation unknown to others

  C. felt shocked and disappointed to see her new baby

  D. complained of her bad luck and regretted having a disabled child

  65.Give the closest meaning to the underlined word “freak” in Paragraph 2.

  A. Slow–acting person. B. Ugly–looking child.

  C. Badly–behaved student. D. Strangely–shaped creature.

  66. At last, we may infer from the passage that_________.

  A. The agreement was between the donator and the family

  B. Finally the boy came to know the donator was a stranger

  C. The mother may never let her hair be cut to keep her ears from being seen

  D. The mother donated her ears to her son after she died

  67. What moral lesson can we draw from this reading?

  A. Real love lies in what is done unknown rather than what is done known.

  B. It is up to parents to help their children heart and soul.

  C. True beauty lies only in the heart not in appearance.

  D. It is a virtue for young generations to learn to be grateful.

  D

  Read the following reviews for movies that are showing at the moment. And then answer questions.

  Happiness(Romance) ★★★★

  Happiness tells the story of two people (Lisa Turbot and Danny Roy) who work for different advertising companies. They talk on the phone all the time and don't like each other. But then they correspond by email and fall in love. This movie will be very popular with teenagers and people who like romances. It also has beautiful music.

  I Scream (Thriller) ★★

  In I Scream, Paul (Colin Jacks) is a young man who joins a thriller club. Each of the members tries to frighten the others. Paul is told to stay in an old house for the night. Everyone who has tried to stay in the house before has died. This movie is very frightening but also quite silly. It doesn't make sense for Paul to stay in the house when things start to go wrong. Only for people who like thrillers.

  Paul's Heroes (Comedy) ★★★

  This is a very funny war movie set in World War Two. Six soldiers (including Sammy Turblow) have to get to Italy to take secret messages to the American army there. During the movie, they dress up as women and fight with Italian workers. You can guess the ending, but it's great fun getting there.

  ______________ (Drama) ★★★★

  This is a very good drama with Jack Ross, who pays a hard-working truck driver. His wife becomes ill and he has to find a doctor who can help her. In his travels he meets Dr. Lloyd (Phil Driver) who has found the cure for the illness, but Jack Ross has only twelve hours to get the medicine back to his wife on the other side of America. This is an excellent movie, which is very exciting.

  68. Which of the four movies is the least popular with people?

  A. The 1st one. B. The 2nd one. C. The 3rd one. D. The 4th one.

  69. The underlined word "correspond" can be replaced by ______________.

  A. date B. exchange C. write D. communicate

  70. A thriller is most probably a film which tells something _______________.

  A. frightening B. instructive C. humorous D. interesting

  71. Which of the following is the best title for the fourth film?

  A. A Hard-working Truck Driver. B. Medicine.

  C. A Strange Illness. D. Twelve Hours.

  E

  SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of families from the two Koreas on Saturday met at the DPRK's (朝鲜人民主主义人民共和国) Mount Kumgang resort (度假胜地)in the first government-arranged reunion since the inauguration(就职)of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

  Earlier in the day, 96 South Koreans, of whom more than three-quarters were at the age of 70 or older, crossed the inter-Korean border(韩朝边界), heading for the Kumgang resort to meet their families separated by the 1950—1953 Korean War.

  Arriving at the DPRK's resort in the afternoon, South Koreans met with their long-separated families at a large-scale gathering at around 3 p.m. local time, and later are to have a dining meeting in the evening.

  The separate, personal meetings are planned to be held on Sunday.

  The South Korean families will come back home on Monday after the three-day gathering, followed by the second-session reunion event which will last from Tuesday to Thursday.

  The reunion, which had become a semi-regular event(半定期举行的活动) since 2000 after a historic inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang(平壤), was suspended(取消)in 2007 with a worsening mood in inter-Korean relations.

  Saturday's family meeting, however, came as a result of an agreement reached last month between the DPRK leader Kim Jong-il and Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group.

  The recovery of the family meetings is regarded as conveying the DPRK's reconciliatory(和解) intentions, along with the country's recent moves including lifting a ban(解禁) on cross-border traffic to and from the Kaesong Joint Industrial Park, local media said.

  About 600,000 South Koreans are believed to have relatives in the DPRK. Ordinary citizens were not allowed to make phone calls, send letters or exchange e-mails across the border.

  72. Why were there so many families separated according to the passage?

  A. Because they were from different countries.

  B. Because of the war which broke out in 1950.

  C. Because of the ban that ordinary citizens were not allowed to cross the border.

  D. Because the different policies between the two countries.

  73. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

  A. It is the first reunion since they were separated.

  B. These separated families haven’t seen their relatives for more than 7 years.

  C. The first day of the reunion fell on a Saturday.

  D. Ordinary citizens are now not allowed to make phone calls, or exchange e-mails across the border.

  74. The underlined word “reunion” can be replaced by _______________.

  A. living together again B. joining together again

  C. reaching an agreement again D. meeting together again

  75. What’s the best title of this news?

  A. South Korean, DPRK families meet in reunion event. B. A Special Family Gathering.

  C. The improvement of inter-Korean relations. D. A Peaceful Meeting.

  第II卷(非选择题 共35 分)

  第四部分:任务型阅读 (共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

  请认真阅读下列短文,并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词。注意:每个空格只填一个单词。请将答案写在答题卡上相应的横线上。

  The Chong Yang Festival is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, and it is also known as the Double Ninth Festival.

  The festival began as early as the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC). According to the yin/yang dichotomy(二分法), yin represents the elements of darkness and yang represents life and brightness. Among Chinese numbers, nine belongs to positive numbers and it is regarded as yang. The ninth day of the ninth lunar month is a double yang day; hence people start to say Chong Yang Festival. The ninth month also predicts the approach of winter. It is a time when the living need warm clothing, and Chinese sons and daughters extended this to make the festival a time for providing winter clothes for their ancestors. The Double Ninth Festival, therefore, also became an occasion to visit the graves of dead family members. Clothes made of paper would be burned as offerings.

  The Double Ninth Festival sees various activities. On the Double Ninth Festival, people usually climb mountains, appreciate chrysanthemums (菊花), drink chrysanthemums wine, and eat cakes. Ancient people thought climbing a mountain on this day could help them avoid misfortune and prevent disasters, and this gradually evolved into a relaxation and exercise.

  Ancient people used to wear cornel (山茱萸) and admire chrysanthemums. Cornel is a kind of plant with edible(可食用的) fruit, while its stem and leaves have medicinal value. To prevent plague(瘟疫) and drive off smelly smells, people wear cornel and chrysanthemums on the Double Ninth Festival, and drink tea and wine made from the flowers.

  Nowadays many people will still climb mountains, admire chrysanthemums, appreciate the beautiful scenery of autumn and eat cakes. In recent years, new contents have been added into this ancient festival, which has become a time to show respect for the elderly. People hold various activities in honor of senior citizens, wishing them good health and a long life.

  The Double Ninth Festival is also a time for family get-togethers. It is an occasion to remember one’s ancestors, the sacrifices they made and the hardships they underwent. Often, family outings are organized during which people search to renew their appreciation of nature and to reaffirm(重申) their love and concern for family members and close friends.

  Title The Double Ninth Festival

  Time

  ●People often 76 the Double Ninth Festival on the ninth day of the lunar month of a year.

  ●It’s a traditional festival with a 77 of more than 2,200 years, beginning from the Warring States Period.

  Origin

  ●The number nine is considered as yang, 78 life and brightness.

  ●The ninth day of the ninth lunar month is a double young day, which makes the name Chong Yang Festival come into being.

  ●The approach of winter in the ninth month means a time wearing warm clothing for both the __79 and the ancestors.

  80 and

  Meanings

  In the

  81 ●To help avoid 82 and prevent disasters by climbing mountains.

  ●Ancient people wore cornel, admire chrysanthemums and drank chrysanthemums wine to prevent plague and drive off 83 smells.

  ●They also eat cakes in the festival.

  In modern time ●To improve health by climbing mountains as a 84 of relaxation and exercise.

  ●People still admire chrysanthemums, appreciate the beautiful scenery of autumn and eat cakes.

  ●It’s a time for people to 85 senior citizens.

  ●To reaffirm love and concern for family members and close friends by family get-togethers.

  第五部分 书面表达(共25分)

  90后出生的学生,思想特殊、行为方式和价值观令人担忧。假如你是一名90后出生的学生王林,请根据下表中所提供信息以“Do trust us—a generation born in the 90s”为题写一篇英语演讲稿,以消除人们的忧虑。

  90后的境遇 面临更多的升学和就业烦恼,所处环境竞争更加激烈。

  人们的忧虑 1.注重自我,轻视合作,……

  2.缺乏毅力,容易气馁,……

  3.盲目追求,渴望成名,……

  我们的长处 敢于挑战,……

  (请考生联系自己拟定内容,再列举两点。)

  注意:1.对所给要点,逐一陈述,适当发挥,不要简单翻译。

  2.词数100—120左右。开头和结尾已经写好,不计入总词数。

  3.参考词汇:盲目:blindly

  Good afternoon, everyone!

  The topic of my speech today is “Do trust us—a generation born in the 90s”.

  Living in an environment full of fiercer competition, we, a generation born in the 90s, are faced with more problems in entering higher schools and getting employed. __________________________________________

  _______________________________________________________________________________(请将答案写到答题纸上)

  Thank you for your listening.

  马鞍山市第二中学2010—2011学年度

  第二学期期中素质测试

  高二年级英语答题卡

  第四部分:任务型阅读 (共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

  76. ______________ 77. ______________78. ______________79. ______________80. ______________

  81. ______________ 82. ______________83. ______________84. ______________85. ______________

  第五部分:书面表达(共25分)

  Good afternoon, everyone!

  The topic of my speech today is “Do trust us—a generation born in the 90s”.

  Living in an environment full of fiercer competition, we, a generation born in the 90s, are faced with more problems in entering higher schools and getting employed.

  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ———————————————

  高二年级英语试题参考答案

  一、听力

  1—5 BCCBA 6—10 AABCC 11—15 ABCCC 16—20 BABCC

  二、单项选择:

  21—25 ADBCB 26—30 CADCD 31—35 BCABA

  三、完型填空: 完型:

  36—40 ABCDC 41—45 BABBA 46—50 BACAD 51—55 DACDC

  四、阅读理解:

  56—60 CBACA 61—65 CCBCD 66—70 CABDA 71—75 DBCDA

  五、任务型阅读

  76. celebrate 77. history 78. representing 79. living 80. Activities

  81. past 82. misfortune 83. smelly/unpleasant 84 way/means 85. honor/respect

  六、书面表达:

  Good afternoon, everyone!

  The topic of my speech today is “Do trust us—a generation born in the 90s”.

  Living in an environment full of fiercer competition, we, a generation born in the 90s, are faced with more problems in entering higher schools and getting employed. Under these circumstances, we are developing our special manners and values, which has raised people’s concern.

  They worry we care too much about ourselves and are unwilling to cooperate with others, which makes it hard for us to achieve success in whatever we do. Besides, they consider us as lacking in determination, without which, we may easily give up in time of difficulty. They are also concerned that we are so eager to win instant fame that we follow fashion blindly, which will in turn ruin our values and future.

  However, we, a generation born in the 90s,have our own advantages despite some weaknesses. Firstly, we have the courage to meet challenges and take risks, which helps realize our dreams. In addition, we are quick-minded and creative. We can do our work more efficiently. Please do trust us!

  Thank you for your listening.


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