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高二级英语下学期期末试卷

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  有关高二英语下学期期末试卷

  第一节(共5小题;每小题1.5分,满分7.5分)

  请听下面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。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 probable relationship between the two speakers?

  A. Tourist and guide.

  B. Waiter and customer.

  C. Patient and doctor,

  2. What do we know about Sam?

  A. His sister will leave for New York.

  B. His sister will leave for Los Angeles.

  C. He will leave New York.

  3. What is the woman going to do?

  A. Copy the paper.

  B. Throw the paper away,

  C. Read the paper again.

  4. Why does the woman thank the man?

  A. He lent her some money.

  B. He returned her money found.

  C. He gave her a five-pound bill.

  5. Where does this conversation possibly take place?

  A.At an airport. B. At a railway station, C. At a department store.

  第二节(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)

  请听下面5段对话或贴。每段对话或独自后有几个小题,从题所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读各个小题,毎小题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。

  请听第6段材料.回答第6至8题。

  6. Whom do you think the woman was angry with?

  A. The man. B. The repairman. C. The shopkeeper.

  7. Why couldn't the woman find the repair shop?

  A. She missed the right turn.

  B.The man gave her the wrong directions.

  C. She was a bad driver.

  8. Why did the man tell her to turn to these television repairmen?

  A. The shop was easy to find.

  B. One of the repairmen was his friend.

  C. They did good work and the price was reasonable.

  请听第7段材料,回答第9至11题。

  9. What's the relationship between the man and the woman?

  A. They are teacher and student.

  B. They are friends.

  C. They are mother and son.

  10. What does the woman ask the man to do?

  A. Look for a new apartment.

  B. Find a job to earn $ 200 a month.

  C. share an apartment with one or two roommates.

  11. How much does the woman want to spend on rent?

  A. Less than $ 200 a month.

  B. Somewhere about $ 200 a month.

  C. A little more than $ 200 a month.

  请听第8段材料,回答第12至14题。

  12.What is the woman good at?

  A.Swimming B. Running. C. Playing.

  13. How old was she when she became famous?

  A. She was twenty. B. She was fifteen. C. She was thirteen.

  14.What can we learn about the woman from the dialogue?

  A. She took part in one of the Olympic Games.

  B. She still swims for international competitions.

  C. She used to swim thirty-five miles every week.

  请听第9段材料,回答第15至17题。

  15. What had gone wrong in their house?

  Their washing machine. B.The electricity. C.The lights.

  16. Who was Mr. Smith?

  A. A repairman.

  B. The woman's husband.

  C. The woman's new neighbor.

  17.Why did the man think it would cost him dearly?

  A. Because he wanted to buy a car.

  B. Because he didn't have a good job.

  C. Because their car needed repairing.

  请听第10段材料,回答第18至20题。

  18. What were the students going to do?

  A. They were going to read news on TV.

  B. They were going to celebrate the writer’s sister’s birthday.

  C. They were going to read their articles before a video camera.

  19. Why was the writer so nervous?

  A.He had never stood before a video camera.

  B. He had never read his own article before a video camera.

  C. This camera was different from the one he had once faced.

  20. What was the writer's feeling to his class teacher?

  A.Thankful, B. Afraid. C. Nervous.

  第二部分阅读理解(共两节,满分60分)

  第一节、(共15小题;每小题3分,满分45分)

  阅读下列短文,从每题所给的A、B、C和D 四个选项中,选出最佳选项。

  A

  Van Cogh Museum

  Vincent van Gogh was a nineteenth-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter His work had a huge influence on twentieth-century art. He was little appreciated in his lifetime, selling just one single work. Today, the Van Gogh Museum draws some 1.5 million visitors each year.

  Life and works of Vincent van Gogh

  Nowhere else will you find this quantity of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings under one roof. The collection includes over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 written documents. Together these works give a wonderful overview of his life and work.

  The Van Gogh Museum’s famous works are his self-portraits, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, and The Bedroom. In addition, the museum also owns other painters’ works, such as Gauguin's Les Miserables, Malevich's Black Square and Monet's Tulip Fields near The Hague.

  Opening hours & prices

  Gain rapid access to the Van Gogh Museum via the Voucher Lane. No bother with printing tickets _ showing the ticket on your smartphone is enough. Children under 18 have free access and the best times to visit are before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. The Van Gogh Museum is open all year from 9 a.m, on, except on I January. Tip: you can also visit the Van Gogh Museum on Friday evening!

  Hotels near the Vim Gogh Museum

  Whether you prefer low-budget hotels or a boutique hotel, the area surrounding the Van Gogh Museum is a great place to stay. You can find a wonderful hotel for every preference and budget. Tip: Walk from the Van Gogh Museum to Vondelpark and enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the beautiful terraces.

  For more information, please contact 020 570 5200.

  21.What can we learn about Van Gogh during his life?

  A.He earned a fortune.

  B.Hew was not admired.

  C. He affected others greatly.

  D.He rose to fame worldwide.

  22. Which of the following was drawn by Van Gogh?

  A. Black Square. B. Les Miserables.

  C.Sunflowers. D. Tulip Fields near The Hague.

  23. What is special about entering the Van Gogh museum?

  A. Children over 18 can gain rapid access.

  B. You can show tickets on your smartphone.

  C.You had better visit the museum on Friday.

  D.The best time is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  24. What is the purpose of the text?

  A. To tell of a new museum.

  B. To show the importance of art.

  C.introduce Vincent van Gogh.

  D. To attract tourists to the museum.

  B

  In March 2013, on a rainy night,my partner Reece remembered that he had forgotten a box in his car and went out to get it. On his way back inside he noticed a small shadow moving on the driveway. As Reece moved towards the shadow he realized it was a young hedgehog (刺猬),all wet. The hedgehog was unable to move about quickly. He quickly removed his jacket and picked it up.

  We named the hedgehog Alf because, just like the TV show character of the,80s,this little hedgehog was Not only did he learn to eat his dinner and drink water from his bowls, but he also learnt to wait for us inside and also jump into his pet carrier whenever we took him out with us.

  Unfortunately in April 2014, I was in a car accident and had to spend two months in hospital and I did miss Alf Reece told me that Alf would search around the house for me, checking in places where I’d normally be,like at my desk, my favourite seat in front of the TV and even my side of the bed. One evening, Reece set up a video call for me from my hospital bed and I felt extremely happy when I saw him appear on my cell phone.

  When I told Alf that I was okay and that I would be home soon, he started moving his head and reaching out his arms as if trying to touch me through the screen.

  The fact that Alf recognized that it was me gave me the strength to get through my recovery.I cannot describe the feeling when I arrived home and saw his little face again.

  25. How was Alf when he was found on the driveway?

  A.He was weak. B. He was frightened.

  C.He was curious. D. He was nice.

  26. What did the author think of Alf?

  A. Clever. B. Brave. C Strange. D. Stubborn.

  27.Reece set up a video call in order for the author .

  A.to contact her parents

  B.to find doctors easily

  C. to communicate with Alf

  D. to kill time in the hospital

  C

  On her first day tutoring students from low-income families at an after-school program in New York City, A lyssa Kapasi noticed how many kids were lining up for free sandwiches and fruit in the cafeteria. One of the teachers explained that many of these students didn’t get enough to eat at home, so a school lunch or an after-school meal might be the most food they would get all day.

  Kapasi,who attends a private high school, was shocked. What’s more, she was determined to help .“I want my classmates to understand that if you see a problem, you don’t have to wait to be an adult to fix it,” says Kapasi. She and a group of friends are now putting their programming skills to work to create an app called Food for Thought, which will allow parents,students,and even kindhearted strangers to donate to a lunch account for a student in need at a nearby school.

  About 20 million American kids receive free lunches. Two million more qualify for reduced-price meals, and those students’ families have to pay for part of their food. When they don’t have the money on any given day, the students might have to settle for small amounts of “alternative meal” such as a cheese sandwich.

  One smart feature of the app — which is being funded by corporate and social investors, and a GoFundMe page 一 is that it provides anonymity (匿名)to lunch recipients and gives.To receive financial help,a family will need only a recommendation from school headmasters, and no one else has to know,

  “I want to make my platform an application that all users feel no shame in using,”says Kapasi. She hopes to test the app in a school district this fall,

  28.Why did many kids queue up in the cafeteria?

  A.To buy sandwiches and fruit.

  B.To learn cooking instructions.

  C.To get some free food.

  D. To do voluntary work.

  29. How docs Kapasi help those students in need?

  A.By teaching them for free.

  B. By developing a hunger app.

  C.opening a lunch account

  D. By donating much money.

  30. What will a needy family do to get financial help?

  A.Keep in touch with givers.

  B.Make their names known.

  C. Get permission from Kapasi.

  D. Offer a letter from a headmaster.

  31.What can we learn about the hunger app according to the text?

  A.It saves a lot of money.

  B.It has been widely used.

  C.It shows respect for users.

  D.It makes recipients lose face.

  D

  The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has conducted a study to observe the effectiveness of hawks (鹰)in controlling wild rodent (啮齿动物)populations because these ground rodents cause great damage to dams and other flood control channels every year. This

  study was done in order to discover if these birds could be more effective than poisons to control rodent populations in California.

  Unfortunately,these poisons are not only effecting the rodent populations; other larger animal in the area have also been poisoned in this process. Dead foxes, wolves, and mountain lions in the area have been found with poisons in their blood.

  This is the first. time that any agency has tested the influence of these birds on wild rodent populations.Over the course of 17

  months ,the agency freed hawks into highly populated rodent areas and studied the effects of their presence on the rodent populations. These birds were able to reduce the populations safely, eliminating the need for poisons in the area.

  According to this information, as well as the poisoned blood found in dead larger animals in the area, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors order all county agencies to discontinue the use of poisons.

  This study has not only proven that these birds are an environmentally-friendly substitute to using poisons, but that they are more effective than using harmful poisons in the circa. The VCPWA showed in this study that using these birds to hunt the rodents actually reduced damage by 50 percent when compared to using poisons.

  “We believe the study is the first to calculate the great impact of attracting birds and finds a natural, chemical-free way to control the rodents,” said Karl Novak, VCPWA Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance. “We think that comprehensive monitoring and continued expansion of the hawk program will result in cost effective and environmentally safe rodent control.”

  32. What were hawks used to do in the VCPWA study?

  A. Hunt foxes. B.Test poisons.

  C.Protect dams. D.Kill rodents.

  33. What does the underlined word “eliminating” in Paragraph 3 mean?

  A. Removing. B. Considering.

  C.Meeting. D. Showing.

  34. What is Karl Novak’s attitude to the VCPWA study?

  A. Cautious. B. Favorable.

  C. Ambiguous. D. Disapproving.

  35. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?

  A. Replacing Poisons with Hawks for Rodent Control

  B. Protecting Large Animals in Ventura County

  C.Defending Dams Against Rodent Populations

  D. Rescuing Hawk Populations in the Wild Area

  第二节(共5小题;每小题3分,满分15分)

  根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。

  If you want to be productive, you must complete work. Almost everything we do has many stages to completion. 36 Farmers can’t sell their grain until it is harvested. Car makers can’t sell cars that have made it 90% of the way through the production line.

  Now all those things require starting, but if you have work in progress, the most valuable thing you can do is to pick something and finish it. Finishing is where you start benefiting from the value you’ve created, I've noticed that many successful people aren’t the ones who are the smartest or have the best ideas. 37 A good idea fully carried out is better than a great idea that never gets completed.

  38 Not necessarily, but if you don't think something is finishing, be honest with yourself and end the project. Don1! leave hundreds of half-finished efforts lying around physically or mentally acting like you are going to come back and pick them up. 39.Sometimes if you've put significant effort into a project, you may still benefit from finishing it even if you wouldn’t start it again based on changed circumstances.

  40 Someone who focus on finishing will look for ways to get value from their final goal. For example, a community college degree as a step toward a four-year degree locks in some value from your education in two years that you can use for your four-year degree.

  What projects do you have that are currently in progress? Can you find something and finish it?

  A. We have to start working with firm beliefs.

  B. If you need to drop something, do so wisely.

  C. Does this mean you need to finish everything you start?

  D.We also aim to establish ourselves with some good work.

  E.Actually you don’t create value until you finish the last stage.

  F.Instead, they are the ones who do their best to complete their ideas.

  G. When you focus on finishing, it influences how you manage your work.

  第三部分语言知识运用(共两节,满分55分)

  第一节(共20小题;每小题2分;满分55分)

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

  Like most graduates, teenager Carson Covey had a lot of things on his mind, but stage fright was not one of them. The Chatfield High School senior 41 his classmates to walk and accept their diplomas Thursday — quite 42 for Covey, who is physically disabled, and was determined to step up to the platform.

  “I _43_, two years ago, that my goal was to walk across the stage at 44 ,” Covey said. “I think I can do anything, when I set my 45 to it.”

  Sure enough, he _46_ for the first time within months of his graduation, 47 that he had stayed in his wheelchair — not that it stopped him from leading an active life.

  Covey _48_ for a weight training class taught by Chalfield High's football coach, Bret McGatlin. From there, Covey asked to _ 49 with the team and did weight lifting and pushups with others, which 50 his classmates a lot.

  When he decided to be proud and 51 with his friends and teammates,Covey 52 working out and had to work on everything.

  Covey was using muscles (肌肉)that had gone 53 in his entire

  life. McGatlin even took a personal interest in the 54 ,donating personal time and money into getting Covey on his 55 -including buying the specialized walker that would get Covey across the 56 .

  For the first time in his life, he was carrying himself and when

  he walked 57 to the platform,everyone stood up and 58 to show appreciation.

  “If you want a 59 ,try your years or more, but at some point you will 60_ it.”

  41. A. persuaded B. joined C.allowed D. encouraged

  42. A. convenient B. normal C. practical D. difficult

  43. A. decided B. agreed C. promised D. noticed

  44. A. peace B. graduation C. bottom D. risk

  45. A. date B. limit C. mind D.pace

  46. A. walked B. drove C.rode D. jumped

  47. A. Before B.After C. During D. Through

  48. A. looked out B. set out C. made up D. signed up

  49. A. play B. train C. fight D.argue

  50. A. honored B.annoyed C. inspired D. amused

  51.A.careful B. content C. familiar D. confident

  52. A. stopped B. continued C. remembered D. finished

  53. A. unused B. bad C. untouched D. wild

  54. A. chance B. method C.feeling D. effort

  55. A. hands B. back C. feet D. side

  56. A. street B. stage C. level D. line

  57. A. rapidly B. secretly C. slowly D. partly

  58. A. applauded B. returned C. regretted D. refused

  59. A. choice B. reason C. goal D. purpose

  60. A. believe B. understand C.expect D.realize

  第二节(共10小题,每小题1.5分,满分15分)

  阅读下面短文,在空白处填入1个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。

  I have taught in China for about two months now. The biggest chal lenge for me 61 (be) that sometimes plans in China change unexpectedly 62 (compare) to the British way of life.

  In China it is common to be asked to attend an event last minute, For example,three days 63 (fcarly) a fellow teacher invited me to deliver a spontaneous (即席的)speech to room of 250 students. As you can imagine, at first this cultural difference was difficult 64 .

  (understand), especially since in the UK most arrangements 65 (make) a week ahead!

  However once you adapt 66 the Chinese lifestyle and accept that in China no plan is definite and that everything can change 67 (sudden), you begin to relax more. These differences are not bad, and in fact help me develop many different 68 (skill), including public speaking.

  I am often reminded of the many wonderful aspects of China, 69 never fail to amass me, such as the overcrowded buses,The lights of the city, the kindness of strangers and of course the "change of plan”! These differences are what makes China such 70 interesting place and makes my experience so exciting!

  第四部分写作(共两节,满分35分)

  第一节短文改错(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

  假定英语谋上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文.请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有10处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。

  增加:在缺词处加一个漏符号(∧),并在其下而写出该加的词。

  删除:把多余的词用斜线()划掉。

  修改:在错的同下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

  注意:1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

  2.只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

  My favourite sport is swimming. There are several reason why I love swimming. First, it can be extremely relaxed. I love the feeling of floating on the water but feeling almost weightless. Second, it can also be a competitive sport and it's a great fun racing across the pool as fast as I can! Finally, swimming provide a nice, refreshing break! There’s something better than jumping into the water on a hot day.

  In al1, swimming Can be doing all the world. It adds the summer holiday feeling. Not only is it good for your healthy, butyou never know when you will need my ability to swim.

  第二节书面表达(满分25分)

  假定你是某国际学校的学生会主席李华,请你用英语给新西兰来的交换生Maria写一封一封邮件,通知她学校二胡培训班下周即将开课。内容包括:

  1.学习时长:

  2.老师和深程内容简介;

  3.免费提供二胡。

  注意:

  1.词数100左右;

  2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

  Dear Maria.

  Yours, Li Hua

  英语参考答案

  第一部分 听力

  1-5 CBCBA 6-10 ABCBA 11-15 AABCB 16-20 CCCBA

  第二部分 阅读理解

  21-25 BCBDA 26-30 ACCBD 31-35 CDABA 36-40 EFCBG

  第三部分 语言知识运用

  第一节:

  41-45 BDABC 46-50 AADBC 51-55 DBADC 56-60 BCACD

  第二节:

  61. is 62. compared 63. earlier 64. to understand 65. are made

  66. to 67. suddenly 68. skills 69. which 70. an

  第四部分 写作

  第一节 短文改错

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  reasons

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  第二节 书面表达

  Dear Maria,

  I’m writing to remind you that the erhu course will start next week and will last until the end of the month, one hour for each class.

  The erhu teacher will be Mr. Wu, who has performed both in our city and abroad. He can really make the erhu sing. He will show you the correct way to sit and how to move the bow smoothly.

  Erhu are available for students to use. Enquire at the desk on day one. There is no extra charge. I’m sure you will find this course very rewarding.

  Yours,

  Li Hua

  听力材料

  (Text 1)

  M: I'm not feeling so well.

  W: Get some rest and take these three times a day and you should feel better. If you don’t, come back and see me.

  (Text 2)

  M: I met Sam on the street today.

  W: Really? Dis he say something about his sister?

  M: Yes. She ought to be leaving New York very soon, because her husband has taken a job in Los Angeles.

  (Text 3)

  M: Are you sure you’ve corrected all the mistakes in the paper?

  W: Perhaps I’d better read it through again.

  (Text 4)

  M: Does this bill belong to you?

  W: Oh, thanks. I’ve just lost five pounds.

  M: I’m glad that I’ve found the owner; otherwise I would have to go to the Lost and Found.

  (Text 5)

  M: We’d better hurry. I think that’s our flight.

  W: Have I got time to get a newspaper?

  M: Well, I don’t think we have time.

  W: All right, well, you take that bag and I’ll take this one.

  (Text 6)

  M: Do you want your television repaired?

  W: Yes, but not by the man you suggested.

  M: Why not? The repairmen are very good and the charges are so reasonable.

  W: That may be, but I couldn’t find the place.

  M: But you couldn’t miss it. I told you it is at the first right after the railroad bridge.

  W: I took that. I went to the end of the road. There is no such place.

  M: Wait a minute. Perhaps it is the second right. Yes, I think it is.

  W: I should have known, whenever someone says “You can’t miss it”, you can be sure that you won’t find it.

  (Text 7)

  W: Hello, Roger? This is Ann.

  M: Hi, Ann. How have you been? And how’s your new apartment working out?

  W: Well, that’s what I’m calling about. You see, I’ve decided to look for a new place.

  M: Oh, what’s the problem with your place now? I thought you liked the apartment.

  W: I do, but it’s a little far from the campus. Do you think you could help?

  M: All right. So, what kind of place are you looking for?

  W: Well, I’d like to share an apartment with one or two roommates within walking distance of school.

  M: Okay, how much do you want to spend on rent?

  W: Oh, somewhere under $200 a month.

  M: Hmm. And anything else?

  W: Yeah, I need a parking space.

  M: Well, I know there’s an apartment nearby. I’ll drop by there on my way to class today.

  W: Hey, thanks a lot.

  M: No problem.

  (Text 8)

  M: Is it true that you don’t swim at all now?

  W: I’m afraid so, I’m too old.

  M: But you are only twenty.

  W: That’s too old for a swimmer. If I swam in an international competition now, I wouldn’t win. So I’d rather not swim at all.

  M: But don’t you enjoy swimming?

  W: I used to when I was small. But if you enter for big competitions you have to work very hard. I used to get up at 6 to get to the pool. I had to train every day. I had to train before school, after school and on weekends. I swam thirty-five miles every week!

  M: But you were so famous at fifteen. And look at all those cups.

  W: It’s true that I did have some wonderful memories. The Olympics were very exciting. But I missed some important things too. While other girls were playing, I was swimming.

  (Text 9)

  W: Please turn off the lights, Harry.

  M: Why? What’s the matter? I want to read the paper.

  W: If we turn on too many lights, all the electricity in the house will go off.

  M: Now who told you that?

  W: Our new neighbour Mr Smith.

  M: Mr Smith? When did he come to our home?

  W: I had to go to his home and ask for help today.

  M: What was wrong?

  W: When I turned on the washing machine, all the lights went out.

  M: Well, did he take care of it for you?

  W: Yes, but he said it would take a lot more work to do a really good job.

  M: What does he mean by a really good job?

  W: He said we need new electric wires throughout the house and a lot of other things.

  M: Did he tell you how much it would cost?

  W: Yes, about a thousand dollars.

  M: A thousand dollars? That’s a lot of money. And just when we need to get some work done on our car, too.

  (Text 10)

  It was 2:05 in the afternoon. When I entered the classroom, I was surprised to see a video camera. Our class teacher was operating the camera, and my classmates were all talking among themselves slowly. Most of us had never been in front of a video camera before, so we were quite nervous. As for myself, I had once faced one at home; my uncle was shooting when we were celebrating my sister’s birthday. But this was completely different. We had to talk about our articles as if we were reading news on TV. The funny thing was that every time I tried to face the camera and talk about my article, I forgot the article and couldn’t resist looking down at it. It was a completely different experience for me, thanks to our class teacher.

  高二英语下学期期末试题带答案

  第一部分:听力(共两节,满分30分)

  做题时,先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后,你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案转涂到答题卡上。

  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,从每题所给的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 man’s destination?

  A. The British Museum. B. A bookshop. C. The train station.

  2.What’s the man’s correct seat number?

  A. No.5, Row 2. B. No.5, Row 3. C. No.5, Row 4.

  3.What did the man do yesterday?

  A. Watched TV. B. Slept at home. C. Climbed a mountain.

  4.What does the woman usually like?

  A. Milk. B. Coffee. C. Orange juice.

  5.Where does the woman want to go?

  A. Paris. B. Venice. C. Shanghai.

  第二节(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)

  听下面5段对话或对白,每段对话或对白后有几个小题,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。

  听下面一段对话,回答第6和第7题。

  6.Why is the woman going to New York?

  A. To look after his mother. B. To start a new job. C. To get married.

  7.What will the woman work as?

  A. A bank teller. B. A shop assistant. C. A financial advisor.

  听下面一段对话,回答第8和第9题。

  8.What is the man doing?

  A. Writing a school paper.

  B. Reading an article.

  C. Watching a Chinese TV program.

  9.What did the woman once hear?

  A. Wind and sandstorms have been threatening the Great Wall.

  B. Some parts of the Great Wall have been destroyed by people.

  C. Some local people stole the stones from the Great Wall to build houses.

  听下面一段对话,回答第10至第12题。

  10. Who is on a banana diet?

  A. The man’s sister. B. The man’s cousin. C. The man’s neighbor.

  11. What does the woman think of a fish diet?

  A. It’s bad for the teeth.

  B. It’s good for the heart.

  C. It costs too much.

  12. What is the woman probably going to do?

  A. See a doctor. B. Play tennis. C. Go shopping.

  听下面一段对话,回答第13至第16题。

  13. How does the man probably look now?

  A. Delighted B. Worried C. Surprised

  14. How much will the new rent be every month?

  A.100 dollars. B. 500 dollars. C. 600 dollars.

  15. What did his roommate often do in the apartment?

  A. He often smoked.

  B. He often drank alone.

  C. He often sang with his friends.

  16. What can we know about the man?

  A. He likes to live alone.

  B. He hates making friends.

  C. He comes home late at night.

  听下面一段独白,回答第17至第20题。

  17. What did the man talk about last week?

  A. The history of Singapore

  B. The climate of Singapore.

  C. The festival of Singapore

  18. What’s the weather like in Singapore from November to January?

  A. Sunny B. Windy C. Rainy

  19. When is the Singapore Food Festival held?

  A. In July B. In September C. From May to July

  20. Which of the following festival is held four times every year?

  A. The Computer Shows

  B. The Singapore Food Festival

  C. The Great Singapore Sales

  第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,满分40分)

  第一节(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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  A

  Games in class

  Playing computer games is getting serious. Washington teacher Tammie Schrader is so enthusiastic about computer games in education that she thinks they can be used to teach programming skills which will help students in college- starting in middle school.

  Canadian teacher Justin Holladay wrote a few simple games to help his students practise math skills, and when they caught on, he started his own company to create more of them.

  And the University of Washington’s Zoran Popovic got more than 4,000 Washington students to master their lessons this spring by playing a computer game for just a few hours.

  The growing availability(可获得性) of inexpensive tablet computers and a new generation of young teachers who grew up playing on computers have spurred (激发)interest in games for serious purpose.

  “Six or seven years ago, selling games to schools was forbidden,” said David Martz of Muzzy Software, a Boston, US Company that produces games for publishers such as McGraw-Hill. Now he said schools are interested in the promise of games-perhaps because gaming is so much more popular.

  Software and education companies have tried for many years to combine youngsters’ passion for computer games with educational progress, without much success.

  Popovic thinks the first efforts to combine games with education fell flat because they were created by commercial companies. These companies were more interested in selling products than seeing students master a skill.

  Teachers say there are some pretty good games in the marketplace now.

  Holladay, the math teacher from Alberta, Canada, began moving paper-based math games to the iPad, building games that allowed students to compete with each other and giving them instant feedback(反馈) on their progress.

  The games reinforced (强化) the lessons he was teaching, and his students had fun playing, he said. “They were a lot more engaged(参与)”.

  21. What factors have helped promote computer games in schools according to the article?

  a. The affordability of tablet computers.

  b. The preferences of young teachers

  c. The advertisements of commercial companies

  d. Parents’ support

  e. Better games being produced

  A. a, c, d B. a, b, e C. b, c, d D. b. d. e

  22. What is Holladay’s attitude to the idea of using computer games in class?

  A. It is not as helpful as people thought.

  B. He allows students to learn in a fun way.

  C. It reduces the interaction between teachers and students.

  D. It sounds good but is inconvenient to get feedback from students.

  23. What does “fell flat” in Paragraph7 mean?

  A. Ended up in failure. B. Lost plenty of money.

  C. Was a huge success. D. Gained wide popularity.

  B

  British children generally learn how to ride a bike at a young age. I am an exception to that rule. It’s not my dad’s fault—he tried to teach me. I remember cycling around the neighbourhood. To be honest, though, I never saw the appeal. One of my earliest memories is falling from my bike and into some spiny(多刺的) plants. I definitely didn’t want to repeat that.

  So I stopped learning. My dad wasn’t going to waste his time teaching someone who didn’t want to be taught. Time passed and I accepted that I couldn’t ride a bike. It never affected my life in high school because I lived close enough to walk.

  I never felt like I was missing out until I couldn’t go on a bike ride with friends in Byron Bay because I was only confident that I could go on a flat surface in a generally straight line. So when the opportunity came up to bike the wall of Xi’an, I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it and make up for missed time. So, with a friend who is very patient, I got on the bike. Instantly nothing came flooding back to me, I had absolutely no idea how to start! “Push off with one foot hard” was my instruction. It sounded simple enough but it just would not happen. Until something clicked and suddenly I was off, going in a straight line on a flat surface and managing to avoid the Chinese tourists who obviously found exaltation on my face.

  At 22 years old, I finally learnt how to ride a bike, and nothing can hold me back.

  24. Why didn’t the author learn to ride a bike as a child?

  A. She was not brave enough.

  B. There was no need to do so.

  C. Her father was too busy to teach her.

  D. Her father thought it a waste of time

  25. When was she determined to learn to ride?

  A. When her friend offered to teach her how to ride.

  B. When her friends went on a bike ride in Byron Bay.

  C. When she wanted to ride a bike along Xi'an City Wall.

  D. When she was travelling by bike in Byron Bay with her friends.

  26. Which of the following can replace the underlined word “exaltation” in the Paragraph3 ?

  A. interest B. shock C. calmness D. excitement

  27. What can we conclude from the story?

  A. Motivation is the best teacher.

  B. Failure is the mother of success.

  C. No rule has no exceptions.

  D. It’s never too old to learn.

  C

  Indian scientists have designed a new device and they hope it will solve one of the biggest problems with the use of solar energy. They call the device a solar tree. Solar trees have metal ‘branches’ which are just from a tall pole at different levels. Each branch holds a solar panel. These panels(面板) have large metal boards that collect energy from the sun and turn it into electricity.

  The shape of the solar trees makes it possible to fit more solar panels in a space than traditional systems do. This means less land would be needed to produce solar energy. It takes about four square meters of space to produce energy which may otherwise need 400 square meters of space. So almost 100 times the space is saved, which is very valuable.

  Buying land to develop roads, factories and other infrastructure(基础设施) has been a troublesome issue in India. Disagreements often lead to protests(抗议) by those forced to move.

  Scientists believe the energy a solar tree collects will be enough to power five homes. The space-saving tree will make it easier to provide solar energy for homes in cities, they say. The trees will also take less space from farmers in rural areas. Solar trees will collect more energy than normal panels on the tops of buildings.

  India is the world’s third largest producer of greenhouse gases. The country promised to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas production at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris last year. India said, by 2030, it would reduce its rate of greenhouse gas production by one third over its levels in 2005.

  The country’s promise depends heavily on increasing solar energy. India has set a difficult goal of getting 40 percent of its total energy from renewable sources by 2030.

  28. What is unique about the new solar device?

  A.Its color. B.The way it works.

  C.Its shape. D.The place where it is fixed.

  29. What’s the major advantage of the solar device?

  A. Its price is lower.

  B. It can work in rainy weather.

  C. It sends electricity directly to farmers.

  D.It takes up less land and produce more electricity.

  30. Which of the following can replace the underlined word “troublesome” in Paragraph 3 ?

  A. new B. major C. special D. difficult

  31. Why is the greenhouse gas production mentioned in the text?

  A. The warming climate gets serious.

  B. The solar device can help reduce it.

  C. India has a difficult task to complete.

  D. India will mainly use the new energy.

  D

  Rome, Paris and New York are the world’s top fashion cities, all of which have produced some of the top trends, from high-low skirts to the hottest new shoes. But have you ever wondered about the negative ideas that they’ve produced?

  In April 2017, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Britain banned an ad from Gucci that featured models dancing around and having fun because they were all extremely thin. Banning ads due to unhealthy weight isn’t new. The ASA banned an ad in 2016 for the same reason. In France, it has been a rule that models are to provide a doctor’s note proving that they are at healthy weight.

  So what is healthy weight for models? Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8% less than average weight. Today, it weighs 23% less. When is it okay for anyone including models to weigh less than average?

  The images of models promote the idea that being at unhealthy weight will help one gain the richness and the benefits that the models do. This provides a standard of beauty and richness; therefore, people who want to achieve those things may attempt to obtain them through unhealthy ways. People may think that they are overweight, due to the images of model’s thin figures. They see something wrong with their bodies, whether they are overweight or not. This is a key factor to a lowered body image, low self esteem(自尊) depression and possibly even eating disorders.

  I’m not blaming the fashion industry by any means. It’s not their fault that many people look up to the models and expect to live a life like theirs. I’m glad that the ASA is raising its voices when discussing the growing issue of body images in the fashion industry. By banning the photos and videos, speaking out against them and requesting them to provide doctors’ notes, it’s pushing for the idea that the traditional fashion industry’s body image demands should be questioned and changed.

  32. Why was one of Gucci’s ads banned?

  A. Its models had unhealthy weight.

  B. None of its models had a doctor’s note.

  C. Its models didn’t act according to the rules.

  D. Its models were dancing in an unhealthy way.

  33. The figures mentioned in Paragraph 3 show that _______.

  A. people don’t know when models weigh less

  B. many women are on a diet to become models

  C. healthy weight for models hasn’t been decided

  D. models are becoming thinner as time goes by

  34. The possible purpose of the NSA’s measures is to _______.

  A. stress the importance of healthy weight

  B. voice people’s opinions of models’ body images

  C. introduce new standards of models’ body images

  D. challenge traditional standards in the fashion industry

  35. What is the author’s tone of writing this text?

  A. Objective. B. Humorous. C. Negative. D. Critical.

  第二节(共5小题;每小题2分,满分10分)

  根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。

  Are you afraid of math? If yes, you aren’t alone. A dislike of math can begin as early as first grade, and be with you for life. 36 Actually, more and more people get uninterested in math at school.

  If you suffer from math anxiety, it isn’t because you “just have no ability to study math well”; it is because, at some point, someone or something destroyed your confidence. 37 However, if you work hard to gain confidence again, you’ll have the ability to understand as much math as you need to.

  38 For this, you should learn differently. For example, check out books from the library or study on the Internet to master the fundamental(基本的) principles. Do exercises you can do without a struggle to build up your confidence. It is also very important to actually understand what the formula (公式) is about, and why you are using that formula instead of another one.

  Though you may feel it difficult to study math well, don’t give up so easily. You can begin by preparing for the class ahead of time. 39 Take excellent notes and read them after class. Do all the required homework and exercises at the recommended time. 40 Also you can turn to classmates who study math very well.

  In short, the ability to be good at math isn’t born with, and you have to try hard, start early, and give yourself permission to fail.

  A. Ask questions during class.

  B. Math is useful in our daily life.

  C. It is quite common at all age levels.

  D. If you still need help, ask for help from teachers.

  E. Fortunately, the fear of math can be overcome.

  F. In a word, whatever learning method speaks to you, use it.

  G. If you think you are bad at math, you’ll probably be bad at math.

  第三部分:英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第一节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

  阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给四个选项(A、B、C和D)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。

  Tom is a fifth grader at a middle school in Peoria, Illinois. He has been 41 since birth. Though a hearing aid allows him to hear a little, he 42 depends on American Sign Language (ASL) to 43 . He even had a translator that 44 him throughout the school day.

  But that isn’t 45 for the students at Mark Bills, who 46 an ASL Club, making an effort to communicate with Tom. They spend their lunchtime and rest time once a week learning sign language.

  Tom is 47 that his classmates started the club because they want to be like him. His classmates want to learn his communicating style 48 they think sign language is cool.

  So far, Arvin, Tom's translator and the instructor for the ASL Club, has taught the students 49 conversations and words for items at school about food and clothing.

  Thanks to the ASL Club, Tom has been able to communicate with his classmates more 50 . Now, Tom has gained 51 .What’s more, he has learnt to 52 himself more willingly, which makes it easier for the other students to 53 him. More natural communication with others has made him feel less 54 in the school. Since the 55 was set up, there has been no need for Tom to have himself followed by a translator around all day long.

  Not only has the club helped Tom, but it has 56 the students as well. The students feel 57 when learning the language. They might not have 58 they’re learning about deaf culture by joining the club. It really gives them a chance to learn a culture that they were 59 not aware of, which 60 them more to the world around them.

  41. A. bright B. blind C. deaf D. lame

  42. A. first B. ever C. finally D. mainly

  43. A. survive B. think C. hear D. communicate

  44. A. led B. accompanied C. watched D. protected

  45. A. hard B. enough C. proper D. strange

  46. A. joined B. invited C. formed D. sent

  47. A. excited B. ashamed C. worried D. annoyed

  48. A. though B. when C. for D. if

  49. A. new B. hard C. basic D. advanced

  50. A. effectively B. immediately C. quickly D. frequently

  51. A. confidence B. freedom C. control D. support

  52. A .express B. introduce C. excuse D. behave

  53. A. trust B. ignore C. discover D. approach

  54. A. friendly B. unlucky C. lonely D. guilty

  55. A. meeting B. club C. business D. school

  56. A. encouraged B. comforted C. warned D. benefited

  57. A. nervous B. delighted C. puzzled D. bored

  58. A. remembered B. admitted C. liked D. realized

  59. A. once B. never C. rarely D. hardly

  60. A. sticks B. exposes C. experiments D. knows

  第 Ⅱ 卷

  注意事项:

  1.请用0.5毫米的黑色墨水签字笔在第Ⅱ卷答题卡上作答,不能答在此试卷上。

  2.试卷中横线及框内注有“▲”的地方,需要你在第Ⅱ卷答题卡上作答。

  第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第二节(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)

  阅读下面短文,在空白处填入1个适当的单词或括号内单词的适当形式。

  Have a big test coming up late in the day? You’ better plan some time for a nap(打盹) before 61 (hit) the books. According to a new study, a little nap time can improve your memorization(记忆)skills 62 (great).

  Researchers at University of California, Berkeley asked a group of volunteers to take part in a memorization task in the morning, then a second group in the evening. Some 63 (give) a quiet room to take a 100-minute sleep during the afternoon, while others were not. The difference was 64 (surprise). The sleepers got 20% points higher than those 65 didn’t have the sleep.

  “It’s not enough to sleep after learning,” Matthew Walker, one of the 66 (researcher) told Livescience. It turns out that you also need to sleep 67 learning. It’s almost like 68 (clear) out your informational inbox of your e-mail so you can start to receive new e-mails the next day.

  So if you want 69 (get) ahead, plan time for a nap. “While sleeping, the brain is very active for things like learning and memorizing, ”says Walker. “I think we should think of sleep as a biological need rather than 70 waste of time.

  61 ▲ 62 ▲ 63 ▲ 64 ▲ 65 ▲

  66 ▲ 67 ▲ 68 ▲ 69 ▲ 70 ▲

  第四部分 写作(共两节,满分35分)

  第一节 短文改错(共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

  文中共有10处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。

  增加:在缺词处加一个漏子符号(∧),并在其下面写出该加的词。

  删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。

  修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在横线下面写出修改后的词。

  注意:1. 每处错误及修改仅限一词;

  2. 只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

  Of all the festival in China, the Spring Festival is the most valued. The dates for its celebration are not fixed, changing between late January and early February. To greet it, people were really busy. Before its coming, they often clean and decorate his houses. On the Eve of the Spring Festival, the families often get together, have a big dinner. On this grand occasion, dumplings are especially popular in north. The younger generations often visit to their elders in person, giving them specially-making gifts. And adults usually give away a red envelope containing some money to children, that is believed to bring good lucky.

  第二节:书面表达(满分25分)

  今年高考,杭州考点惊现高颜值女安保,英姿飒爽为高考护航。就此围绕要点写一篇短文。要点如下:

  1. 点赞的理由;

  2. 反对的理由;

  3. 你自己的意见。

  注意:

  1. 词数100左右,文章开头已给出,不计入词数;

  2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

  During the National College Entrance Examination this year, some good-looking women security guards were working for thousands of examinees. About this new phenomenon, people voice their different opinions.

  ▲

  英语试题参考答案

  第一部分:听力(共两节,20小题, 每小题1.5分,满分30分)

  1-5 ACBBC 6-10 BCBBC 11-15 CBBCA 16-20 AACAA

  第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,20小题, 每小题2分,满分40分)

  21-23 BBA 24-27 ACDA 28-31 CDDB 32-35 ADCA 36-40 CGEAD

  第三部分:英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第一节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

  41-45 CDDBB 46-50 CACCA 51-55 AADCB 56-60 DBDAB

  第二节 语法填空(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)

  61. hitting 62. greatly 63. were given 64.surprising 65. who

  66. researchers 67. before 68.clearing 69. to get 70. a

  第四部分:写作(共两节,满分35分)

  第一节 短文改错(共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

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  第二节 书面表达(满分25分)

  During the NMET this year in Hangzhou, some good-looking women security guards were specially chosen to work for the very important exam. About this, people voice different opinions.

  On one hand, some speak highly of it for the following reasons. Firstly, it’s considerate and effective to reduce nervousness. Naturally examinees feel stressed, but they get relaxed with female beauty and gentleness in sight. Moreover, the cheerful and energetic appearance sets a good example to them, reminding them about the expectations from family and society.

  On the other hand, others don’t agree. In their view, it is a burden. It’s hard to find so many beautiful guards. Besides, it may miss-lead teenagers to value appearance more than ability.

  Personally I think it’s a good idea to take such a new move. Encouraged, examinees can perform better and do their part well in society in the future.

  高二下学期英语期末调研试卷

  第Ⅰ卷(选择题;共70分)

  第一部分 听力(略)

  第二部分 阅读理解(共两节,满分40分)

  第一节(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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  A

  Inspiring young minds!

  TOKNOW Magazine is a big hit in the world of children’s publishing, bringing a unique combination of challenging ideas and good fun to young fans every month.

  Sounds too good to be true?

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  C. It publishes popular science fictions. D. It combines fun with complex concepts.

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  C. Lectures on a balanced life. D. Reports on scientific discoveries.

  23. How much should you pay if you make a 12-month subscription to TOKNOW with gift pack from China?

  A. £55. B. £60. C. £65. D. £70.

  24. Subscribers of TOKNOW would get .

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  C. membership of the TOKNOW club D. chances to meet the experts in person

  B

  Disease, poverty, hate, love—Charles Dickens’ stories opened his readers’ eyes to the most important themes of his age. Two hundred years later, his stories still speak volumes across the world, proving that Dickens’ legacy (遗产) was far greater than just “great literature”.

  February 7 marks the 200th anniversary of the writer’s birthday. To mark this date, BBC writer Alex Hudson listed six things Dickens gave the modern world. Let’s take a look at two of them.

  A white Christmas

  Dickens is described as “the man who invented Christmas” —not the religious festival, but the cultural aspects that we associate with the festive (喜庆的) season today.

  In the early 19th century, Christmas was barely worth mentioning, according to critic and writer Leigh Hunt. The committee which ran the Conservative Party even held ordinary business meetings on Christmas Day—unthinkable in the West nowadays, when everyone, but the most necessary workers takes at least three days off.

  Many people believe that Dickens’ popular descriptions of the festive period became a blueprint for generations to come. In his classic novel, A Christmas Carol, he not only put forward the idea of snow at Christmas, but also painted a picture of glowing warmth—“home enjoyments, affections and hopes”.

  In his biography of Dickens, Peter Ackroyd wrote, “Dickens can be said to have almost single-handedly created the modern idea of Christmas.”

  “Dickensian” poverty

  Dickens was one of the first to take an honest look at the underclass and the poor of Victorian (the period during British Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901) London.

  He helped popularize the term “red tape” to describe situations where people in power use needless amounts of bureaucracy (官僚作风) in a way that particularly hurts the weaker and poorer members of society.

  “Dickensian” has now become a powerful word for describing an unacceptable level of poverty. In 2009, when the president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in the UK wanted to talk about poverty in some areas of Britain, she did not use words like “terrible” or “horrific”, but rather described it as “life mirroring the times of Dickens”.

  25. The article is mainly about __________.

  A. Charles Dickens’ impact on the world.

  B. An introduction to Charles Dickens’ classic novels

  C. Charles Dickens’ amazing characters

  D. Why Charles Dickens is popular across the world

  26. Why is Dickens called “the man who invented Christmas”?

  A. Because he created the religious festival.

  B. Because one of his novels helped to shape Christmas celebrations.

  C. Because many of his novels have something to do with Christmas.

  D. Because he was the first man to have proposed celebrating Christmas.

  27. According to the passage, the underlined phrase “red tape” refers to __________.

  A. rules or procedures that are required to accomplish a task

  B. a situation in which poor members of society are hurt

  C. conflict between people in power and weaker people

  D. pointlessly time-consuming official procedures

  28. We can learn from the passage that __________.

  A. Charles Dickens’ novels reflect the true life at his age

  B. everyone can take three days off for Christmas

  C. Dickens invented Christmas

  D. Dickens gave the modern world six things

  C

  We live in a sweet world. The average American kids eat more than 20 teaspoons of sugar per day, and adults eat 50% more sugar today than they did in the 1970s. We all know that too much sugar isn’t good for us. Researchers at the University of Utah used mice to do a study on the bad effects of sugar. They found it could have serious effects on people’s health seriously.

  During the 58-week-long study, mice were fed a diet containing 25% more sugar. This percentage equals a healthy human diet along with three cans of soda daily. The team found that these mice were twice as likely to die as mice fed a similar diet without the sugar. Though the mice did not show signs of obesity or high blood pressure, male mice produced 25% fewer offspring (后代) than the other mice.

  Scientists often use mice for research because they have a similar genetic (基因的) structure to humans. “Since most substances (物质) that are dangerous in mice are also dangerous in people; it’s likely that those physical problems that cause those mice to have increased deaths also work in people,” says the study author James Ruff of the University of Utah. Findings from this study show bad effects that are not as noticeable as weight gain or heart problems. Sugar can contribute to long-term changes in the body that can change development and even shorten lives.

  Different types of sugar have different effects on the human body. Some of the sugar we consume comes from foods we might expect—candy, soda and cookies. But much of the sugar that we eat is hidden. Food companies add large amounts of sugar to items we may not classify as sweets. To help cut down extra sugar consumption, nutrition experts suggest looking at the ingredients on food packages. Cutting sugar out of the American diet altogether may be difficult. But making the effort to control our nation’s desire for sugar will avoid a sweeter future.

  29. According to Paragragh 2, we can know ________.

  A. mice eating more sugar will live longer

  B. the study on mice lasted less than a year

  C. the study showed the bad effects of more sugar on mice

  D. mice eating more sugar will become fatter and fatter

  30. Why did the scientists choose mice to do the study?

  A. Because a substance may have the same effects on mice and humans.

  B. Because mice have a longer lifespan (寿命) than other animals.

  C. Because mice take in the harmful substances easily and quickly.

  D. Because mice are sensitive to the sweet taste.

  31. Which would be the best title for the passage?

  A. Living a sweet life B. Kids eat much more sugar

  C. Genetic structure of humans D. Danger of too much sugar

  D

  Almost everybody in America will spend a part of his or her life behind a shopping cart. They will, in a lifetime, push the chrome-plated contraptions many miles. But few will know—or even think to ask—who it was that invented them. Sylvan N. Goldman invented the shopping cart in 1937. At that time he was in the supermarket business. Every day he would see shoppers lugging groceries around in baskets they had to carry.

  One day Goldman suddenly had the idea of putting baskets on wheels. The wheeled baskets would make shopping much easier for his customers, and would help to attract more business.

  On June 4, 1937, Goldman’s first carts were ready for use in his market. He was terribly excited on the morning of that day as customers began arriving. He couldn’t wait to see them using his invention.

  But Goldman was disappointed. Most shoppers gave the carts a long look, but hardly anybody would give them a try.

  After a while, Goldman decided to ask customers why they weren’t using his carts. “Don’t you think this arm is strong enough to carry a shopping basket?”one shopper replied.

  But Goldman wasn’t beaten yet. He knew his carts would be a great success if only he could persuade people to give them a try. To this end, Goldman hired a group of people to push carts around his market and pretend they were shopping! Seeing this, the real customers gradually began copying the phony(假冒的)customers.

  As Goldman had hoped, the carts were soon attracting larger and larger numbers of customers to his market. But not only did more people come—those who came bought more. With larger, easier-to-handle baskets, customers unconsciously bought a greater number of items than before.

  Today’s shopping carts are five times larger than Goldman’s original model. Perhaps that’s one reason Americans today spend more than five times as much money on food each year as they did before 1937—before the coming of the shopping cart.

  32. What do the underlined words “chrome-¬plated contraptions” in Paragraph1 refer to?

  A. Baskets. B. Private cars. C. Suitcases. D. Shopping carts.

  33. What was the purpose of Goldman’s invention?

  A. It was to prove him to be a good inventor.

  B. It was to reduce the burden of his employees’ work.

  C. It was to make shopping easier and attract more business.

  D. It was to help the disabled make shopping easily in his market.

  34. Goldman hired a group of people to push carts around his market in order to ________.

  A. attract people to buy things in his market

  B. encourage people to use his shopping carts

  C. make his market different from the others

  D. keep the groceries from being stolen

  35. What can we infer from the last paragraph?

  A. Goldman will become very famous because of his invention.

  B. Goldman’s invention will be regarded as the greatest one in the world.

  C. Supermarket business has benefited a lot from Goldman’s invention.

  D. There will be nothing that can replace Goldman’s invention.

  第二节 (共5小题;每小题2分,满分10分)

  根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出填入空白处的最佳选项并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。选项中有两项为多余选项。

  Lots of people find it hard to get up in the morning and put the blame on the alarm clock. In fact, the key to easy morning wake-up lies in resting your body clock 36 Here is how to make one.

  37 In order to make a change, you need to decide why it’s important. Do you want to get up in time to have breakfast with your family, get in some exercise, or just be better prepared for your day? Once you are clear about your reason, tell your family or roommates about the change you want to make.

  Rethink mornings. Now that you know why you want to wake up, consider re-arranging your morning activities. If you want time to have breakfast with your family, save some time the night before by setting out clothes, shoes, and bags. 38 That’s a quarter-hour more you could be sleeping if you bought a coffee maker with a timer.

  Keep your sleep/wake schedule on weekends. If you’re tired out by Friday night, sleeping in on Saturday could sound wonderful. But compensating on the weekends actually feeds into your sleepiness the following week, a recent study found. 39

  Keep a record and evaluate it weekly. Keep track of your efforts and write down how you feel. After you’ve tried a new method for a week, take a look at your record. 40 If not, take another look at other methods you could try.

  A. Get a sleep specialist.

  B. Find the right motivation.

  C. A better plan for sleep can help.

  D. And consider setting a second alarm.

  E. If the steps you take are working, keep it up.

  F. Stick to your set bedtime and wake-up time, no matter the day.

  G. Reconsider the 15 minutes you spend in line at the café to get coffee.

  第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第一节 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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  Nowadays, more and more young people are becoming too 41 and over-confident. They think they can do everything. So they simply 42 their old parents, and believe that their parents’ 43 are out of date. Actually I used to be one of them, but after hearing a story told by my father, I changed my mind 44 . Now I would like to 45 it with you.

  Once, there was a young man who 46 the old. He always thought that the old, including his father, were 47 . One day, the father and the son went for a walk in the 48 . As they walked, a beautiful 49 came into their sight. The son 50 to one pretty flower and said, “We young people are like this fragrant (芳香的) flower, so healthy, vigorous, and full of spirit. What about you oldsters? Just like the 51 leaves from a dying tree.”

  Hearing this, the father smiled but said 52 . They continued the walking in silence. When they passed a(n) 53 , the father stopped and went in. He bought a walnut (核桃) and showed it to his son, and said, “We old are like this walnut. We’ve 54 many hard events in life. So we built up such a 55 shell, and at the same time we built up a 56 inner world. Every fruit is so full-grown.”

  “But every fruit was born by a 57 .” argued the son.

  “Yes, but not every flower can bear fruit…”

  From then on, I always keep this 58 in mind. It has taught me a lot. We should try to be a flower that can bear fruit. we also have to know that our 59 aren’t falling leaves but experienced walnuts, masterpiece of 60 . They are the ones we should appreciate forever.

  41. A. proud B. clever C. rude D. genuine

  42. A. blame B. respect C. ignore D. believe

  43. A. spirits B. thoughts C. methods D. strengths

  44. A. gradually B. suddenly C. slowly D. completely

  45. A. provide B. supply C. offer D. share

  46. A. look up to B. live up to C. look down on D. get down to

  47. A. careless B. useless C. fruitful D. successful

  48. A. bushes B. woods C. yard D. court

  49. A. garden B. mountain C. school D. factory

  50. A. pointed B. referred C. attended D. turned

  51. A. growing B. grown C. falling D. fallen

  52. A. something B. everything C. nothing D. anything

  53. A. grocery B. office C. street D. river

  54. A. protected B. experienced C. promoted D. contributed

  55. A. tender B. colorful C. big D. hard

  56. A. merciful B. mature C. simple D. complex

  57. A. branch B. plant C. leaf D. flower

  58. A. experience B. walnut C. fruit D. story

  59. A. parents B. teachers C. friends D. relatives

  60. A. spirit B. material C. nature D. society

  第Ⅱ卷(非选择题;共50分)

  注意: 将答案写在答题卡上。写在本试卷上无效。

  第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

  第二节(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)

  阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式,并将答案填写在答题卡上。

  Snake dishes 61 (become) popular in recent years. Snake meat in various flavors (风味) is often seen in restaurant advertisements. Eating snake seems to be now in vogue (盛行), and 62 you haven’t eaten snake yet, you are considered “out of date”. But I wonder whether all the trends are worth 63 (follow).

  Some people may defend themselves 64 saying that snake meat is nutritious. But these people don’t realize that many parasites (寄生虫), 65 (find) inside snakes, will do harm to our health.

  According to a survey, about 1,000 tons of snakes are eaten every year in China and sometimes as many as 10 tons of snakes 66 (serve) on dinner tables in Shenzhen in a single day!

  These figures warn us that if no 67 (act) is taken, the number of snakes will drop and that will make 68 increase in mice and worms population, 69 will result in a decrease of crops output. Who will see such tragedy happen?

  So let’s start not to eat snakes any more because “to protect the snake is to protect 70 .”

  第四部分 写作(共两节;满分35分)

  第一节 短文改错(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

  假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有10处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。

  增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(∧),并在其下面写出该加的词。

  删除:把多余的词用(\)划掉。

  修改:在错的词下画—横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

  注意:1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

  2.只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

  The summer holiday is coming. My classmates and I are talking about how to do during the holiday. We can chose between staying at home and take a trip. If we stay at home, it is comfortable but there is no need to spend money. But in that case, we will learn little about world. If we go on a trip abroad, we can broaden your view and gain knowledges we cannot get from books. Some classmates suggest we can go to places of interest nearby. I thought that it is a good idea. It does not cost many, yet we can still learn a lot.

  第二节 书面表达(满分25分)

  假定你是李华,你校摄影俱乐部(photography club)将举办国际中学生摄影展。请给你的英国朋友Peter写封信。请他提供作品。信的内容包括:

  1.主题:环境保护;

  2.展览时间;

  3.投稿邮箱:[email protected]

  注意:

  1.词数100左右;

  2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

  Dear Peter,

  ___________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  Yours,

  Li Hua

  高二英语试题答案

  阅读理解(共20小题; 每小题2分,满分40分)

  21---24 DBDB 25---28 ABDA 29---31 CAD 32---35 DCBC 36---40 CBGFE

  完形填空(共20小题;每题1.5分,满分30分)

  41---45 ACBDD 46---50 CBBAA 51---55 CCABD 56---60 BDDAC

  语法填空(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)

  61. have become 62. if 63. following 64. by 65. found

  66. are served 67. action 68. an 69. which 70. ourselves

  短文改错(共10小题; 每题1分,共10分)

  The summer holiday is coming. My classmates and I are talking about how to do during

  what

  the holiday. We can chose between staying at home and take a trip. If we stay at home, it is

  choose taking

  comfortable but there is no need to spend money. But in that case, we will learn little about ∧

  and the

  world. If we go on a trip abroad, we can broaden your view and gain knowledges we cannot

  our knowledge

  get from books. Some classmates suggest we can go to places of interest nearby. I thought that

  should /can think

  it is a good idea. It does not cost many, yet we can still learn a lot.

  much

  书面表达(满分25分)

  One possible version:

  Dear Peter,

  Our school photography club is going to hold an International High School Student Photography Show. The theme of the show is environmental protection. It will start from July 15th and last three weeks. Any student who is interested is welcome to participate. I know you take good pictures and you’ve always wanted to do something for environmental protection. I remember you showed me some photos on that theme the last time you visited our school. This is surely a good chance for more people to see them. If you want to join in it, you can send your photos to [email protected]

  I hope to hear from you soon.

  Yours,

  Li Hua


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