江苏省扬州中学 2015—2016 学年第一学期期中考试 高二英语试卷
注意事项： 1、 本试卷共分两部分，第Ⅰ卷为选择题，第Ⅱ卷为非选择题。 2、 所有试题的答案均填写在答题纸上，答案写在试卷上的无效。 第Ⅰ卷 (选择题 三部分 共 85 分) 第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 20 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 does the woman mean? A. She must go home now. B. She can stay a little longer. C. Her parents expect a lot of her. 2. What does the woman think of the party? A. It’s successful. noisy. 3. What time is it now? A. 8:00. A. Sad. A. The man. B. 8:30. B. Embarrassed. B. The woman. C. 9:00. C. Unbelievable. C. They will go Dutch. 4. How does the woman feel when she meets with the man? 5. Who will pay for the dinner? 第二节 （共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 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 8 题。 6. What is the relationship between the speakers? A. Teacher and student. interviewee. 7. Who does the man want? A. A waitress. B. A secretary. C. A director. 8. What can we learn about the woman? A. She is studying in a university now. B. She has no working experience. C. She will get the job at last. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. Where are the speakers? B. Boss and clerk. C. Interviewer and B. It’s not good. C. It’s too 2015.11.9
A. In a restaurant. A.￥206. A. By cash.
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10. How much should the man pay? 11. How would the man like to pay? 听第 8 段材料，回答第 12 至 14 题。 12. Where did Steve come back from last week? A. From America. B. From China. C. From Japan. 13. What can we learn from the conversation? A. The woman will visit Steve with the man. B. The woman should wear a formal dress. C. The man wants to buy a bunch of roses. 14. How will they deal with their kids? A. Ask the neighbor to look after them. B. Take the kids with them. C. Leave the kids alone at home. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 15 至 17 题。 15. Who is the man talking to? A. A teacher. A. Limit his search. broader topic. 17. What articles can be found in the “Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature”? A. News articles. articles. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. Why did the little boy open the window? A. To feed an elephant. scenery outside. 19. What does Nelson do? A. He is a guard. 20. What will happen at last? A. Nelson will be punished. B. Nelson will be forgiven. C. Nelson will be given a glass of beer. 第二部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节：单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 请认真阅读下面各题，从题中所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答题 纸上将该项涂黑。
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16. What does the woman advise the man to do?
B. Magazine articles.
B. To take some photos.
B. He is a policeman.
C. He is a doctor.
21. It is reported that _______ 3 percent _______ was the government’s aim. A. /; economic growth B. a; economy growth C. the; economical growth D. a; economic growth 22. The government has announced the plans to cut back ____ defense spending _______ 10% next year. A. upon; to B. on; by C. of; by D. for; to 23. Without facts, we can not form a correct opinion, for we need to have actual knowledge _________our thinking. A. which to be based on B. which to base on C. which to base D. on which to base 24. I would appreciate _______, to be frank, if you could come and attend our Thanksgiving party. A. you B. this C. it D. that 25. In order to prepare the speech, I spent three hours ________ in the library, ________ lots of information on the topic. A. locking; referring to B. being locked; mentioning C. locked; consulting D. in locking; having consulted 26. ---How about the performance? --- Wonderful! This performance is being held for the _______ of the disabled, hoping to raise people’s ________ about their lives. A.benefit; concern B. prize; praise C. profit; money D. interest; level 27. ---Peter once _______ English at Princeton for three years and now he is a speaker. --- No wonder he _______ perfect English. A. had taught; spoke B. taught; speaks C. is teaching; has spoken D. has been teaching; will speak 28. You should have known waiting for you in the rain _______ more than one student, along with all the teachers. A. are B. was C. were D. is 29. Gold closed Friday just under the record price it had set earlier this month. That’s nearly three times ______ it was selling for six years ago. A. what B. that C. more than D. as 30. How elegant and attractive our teacher is today! —Yes. The red dress ____ her hidden beauty. A. brings out B. takes out C. lets out D. gives out 31. How can you expect him to make any improvement ______ you never give him an opportunity to have a try. A. unless B. when C. until D. while 32. ---Tom graduated from college at a very young age. --- Oh, he _______ have been a very smart boy then. B. would B. should C. might D. must 33. With a lot of difficult problems _________, the newly-elected president is having a hard time. A. settled B. to settle C. settling D. being settled 34. ____ counts is ____ all those trapped in the building have been rescued. A. It; that B. What; because C. What; that D.
Which; because 35. ---You shouldn’t have told her about the secret! ---____ You know, no one believes her. A. How come? B. That’s amazing. C. Oh, come on! D. What’s up? 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 请认真阅读下面短文，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 在答题纸上将该项涂黑。 On a sunny spring morning, a seven-year-old girl was sharpening(削) a beautiful pencil. 36 , the wind was so strong as to blow open the door. The girl stood up to 37 it, but then fell on the floor. The sharpened pencil pierced (刺入) directly into the girl’s chest into her heart, and only a small part of the pencil could be seen. The girl’s mother was so 38 that she dialed the emergency number and put the girl flat on her back. The girl 39 and asked her mother to pull the pencil out of her heart 40 it was particularly painful. The mother hesitated for a while but 41 her daughter. She told her daughter not to pull out the pencil without her permission. In the end, the girl was 42 successfully! She had a very serious 43 but she didn’t lose too much blood. If the pencil were pulled out, the blood would have poured out from the wound, and doctors couldn’t have saved her! 44 , the measures taken by her 45 were totally correct. The mother’s comments afterwards were quite 46 : “I really didn’t know what to do. My daughter was especially obedient (听话的) and she 47 my decision not to pull out the pencil. I knew she was in great pain, and her obedience was what I 48 . I thought if I had pulled out the pencil, she would have believed she was 49 and might fall asleep and lose consciousness (意识). In the emergency vehicle, I simply kept asking her if it was 50 . She nodded her head, which gave me great 51 because she was conscious and still felt pain. She was struggling for__52____. In the world, there are so many people struggling with different 53. When you are trapped in wild mountains, when you come across setbacks and hardships, and when you have no other way but to experience the pain by yourself, _54___ask yourself.”Am I in pain?“ When we feel the pain, we’ll have the courage to try our best to_55__and never give up. 36. A. 37. A. 38. A. 39. A. 40. A. 41. A. 42. A. 43. A. 44. A. 45. A. 46. A. Naturally look annoyed struggled if looked on saved injury Otherwise friend challenging B. Finally C. Suddenly B. push C. repair B. anxious C. puzzled B. complained C. jumped B. because C. once B. discussed with C. smiled at B. controlled C. inspired B. mistake C. discussion B. Instead C. Though B. teacher C. doctor B. surprising C. exciting D. Personally D. close D. disappointed D. escaped D. unless D. disagreed with D. accepted D. destination D. Thus D. mother D. worrying
47. A. made B. changed C. followed D. recognized 48. A. realized B. promised C. respected D. needed 49. A. safe B. tired C. brave D. lucky 50. A. thankful B. painful C. powerful D. careful 51. A. courage B. comfort C. freedom D. hope 52. A. life B. glory C. peace D. power 53. A. techniques B. qualities C. difficulties D. performances 54. A. still B. just C. again D. even 55. A. laugh B. explain C. survive D. relax 第三部分：阅读理解（共 15 小题；每小题 2 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 在答题纸上将该项涂黑。 A “Everybody loves a bargain.” One person's useless, ugly, or broken object can be another person's bargain. That is why so many Americans do not throw things away. They put them outside their houses. They put on a “For Sale” sign. And, as simple as that, they have a yard sale. The sellers put a paid announcement(付费通告)in a local newspaper. It tells when and where the yard sale will take place. These sales are very popular during weekends in spring, summer, and autumn. Early in the morning, all the things to be sold are carried out of the house. Then they sit all day in the sunlight----like tired guests at a party----waiting for someone to take them home. Just about anything can be sold at a yard sale. Sometimes, there are more clothes than anything else. Cooking equipment is also popular. So are old toys, tools, books, tables and chairs. Then there are objects called “white elephants”. A white elephant is something you think is extremely ugly or useless. It may be an electric light shaped like a fish. You feel a sharp pain whenever you look at it. To someone else, however, it might be a thing of beauty and joy. Some people go to yard sales to find a special thing that they collect. It may be old toy trains, for example, or painting of dogs. Experts say more Americans are collecting old things now than ever before. Most people who go to yard sales, however, are not looking for anything special. They might buy an object simply because it costs so little. They enjoy negotiating(谈判) over prices, even if they really do not need the object. Later, they may hold their own yard to sell all the things they have bought. 56. What kind of things will go to a yard sale? A. Cheap and ugly things. B. Things people no longer use. C. Things out of season. D. Things of great value. 57. A white elephant refers to _________. A. something that can cause a feeling of pain B. something disliked by the owners while appreciated by others C. something sold at the lowest prices D. a toy shaped like a fish 58. We can infer from the last paragraph that__________.
people may find something of great value on a yard sale yard sales only attract those who have a low income things on a yard sale can cost people a lot most people don’t want to go to yard sales. B Advertising uses repetition to increase consumers’ preference for brands. Particularly for novel brands, much exposure and repetition is necessary to establish the brand name in the first place. Do you still remember your feeling when you see or hear the names YAHOO or GOOGLE for the first time? Now they are imprinted in your brain. Basic psychological research has already shown that repeatedly perceived (感 知) information is easier to be remembered for the brain process. Recent research has shown that repetition effects actually are originally caused from the mouth. Each time we come across a person’s or product name, the lips and the tongue automatically simulate (模仿) the pronunciation of that name. This happens without our awareness and without actual mouth movements. During inner speech, the brain attempts to say the novel name. When names are presented repeatedly, this simulation happens repeatedly. However, if this inner speech is disturbed, for instance during chewing gum or whispering another word, the repetition effect vanishes. An interesting experiment was conducted in movie theaters. 96 participants were invited to a real movie theater and were presented a block of commercials and a movie later on. Half of the participants received popcorn to eat. For them, the mouth was occupied with chewing the popcorn so the mouth muscles could not engage in inner speech when watching the ads for the novel brands. The other half of the participants only received a small sugar cube, which dissolved quickly in their mouth so that the mouth muscles were free to simulate the pronunciation of the brand names. The participants were invited to the lab one week after the cinema session. They were presented with images of products. Half of these products had been advertised in the cinema session; the other half were completely novel products. Participants were asked to indicate the products that they liked, and their physiological (生理的) responses were measured. Those participants who had only received a sugar cube proved that there was a clear advertising effect. They preferred advertised novel products and also showed positive physiological responses of familiarity for advertised products. However, those participants who had eaten popcorn while watching the commercials one week before showed no such advertising effect. 59. Why does the author mention Yahoo and Google in Paragraph One? A. To remind readers of brand names. B. To prove the influence of repetition. C. To compare the effects of two brands. D. To draw readers’ attention to the research. 60. What does the underlined word “vanish” probably mean? A. Disappear. B. Improve. C. Reduce. D. Occur. 61. One week after the cinema session, the participants who ate sugar cube ________. A. held positive attitude toward movies
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B. showed preference for advertisements C. tended to choose the advertised products D. felt familiar with the commercials and the movies 62. Where is the passage likely to have been taken from? A. A psychological report. B. An entertainment website. C. A commercial advertisement. D. A popular science magazine. C Exercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles, according to a new study involving mice. Mental health experts have long been aware that even mild, repeated stress can contribute to the development of depression and other mood disorders in animals and people. Scientists have also known that exercise seems to cushion against depression. But precisely how exercise, a physical activity can lessen someone’s risk for depression, a mood state, has been mysterious. So for the new study, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm studied the brains and behavior of mice in a complicated and novel fashion. We can’t ask mice if they are feeling cheerful or in low spirits. Instead, researchers have pictured certain behaviors that indicate depression in mice. If animals lose weight, stop seeking out a sugar solution when it’s available — because, probably, they no longer experience normal pleasures — or give up trying to escape from the cold-water zone just freeze in place, they are categorized as depressed. And in the new experiment, after five weeks of frequent but low-level stress, such as being lightly shocked, mice displayed exactly those behaviors. They became depressed. The scientists could then have tested whether exercise blunts (延缓) the risk of developing depression after stress by having mice run first. But, frankly, from earlier research, they wanted to know how, so they bred pre-exercised mice. A wealth of earlier research by these scientists and others had shown that aerobic exercise, in both mice and people, increases the production within muscles of an enzyme (酶) called PGC-1alpha. The Karolinska scientists suspected that this enzyme somehow creates conditions within the body that protect the brain against depression. Then, the scientists exposed the animals, which without exercising, were in high levels of PGC-1alpha to five weeks of mild stress. The mice responded with slight symptoms of worry. But they did not develop depression. They continued to seek out sugar and fought to get out of the cold-water zone. Their high levels of PGC-1alpha appeared to make them depression-resistant. Finally, to ensure that these findings are relevant to people, the researchers had a group of adult volunteers complete three weeks of frequent endurance training, consisting of 40 to 50 minutes of moderate cycling or
jogging. The scientists conducted muscle biopsies (活体检查) before and after the program and found that by the end of the three weeks, the volunteers’ muscle cells contained substantially more PGC-1alpha than at the study’s start. The finding of these results, in the simplest terms, is that “you reduce the risk of getting depression when you exercise,” said Maria Lindskog, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute. 63. The researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted the new study hoping to know______. A. if exercise cushions against depression B. what can lead to depression in animals and people C. if stress can contribute to the development of depression D. how exercise contributes to reducing someone’s risk for depression 64. We can infer from the new experiment conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute that mice are depressed except when ______. A. they stand still in place B. they stop searching for the sugar water C. they attempt to escape from the cold-water zone D. they can’t experience normal pleasures any longer 65. Researchers asked a group of adult volunteers to complete three weeks of frequent endurance training in order to ______. A. know if exercise can help to safeguard the mind against depression B. know if they can endure 40 to 50 minutes of moderate cycling or jogging C. confirm the findings above are also relevant to people D. ensure they can lose weight after moderate cycling or jogging 66. It can be concluded from the passage that______. A. the enzyme called PGC-1alpha helps to ease depression B. athletes are more likely to develop depression than ordinary people C. the mice with high levels of PGC-1alpha are easier to develop depression D. in the past mental health specialists didn’t know exercise could help reduce depression D Our bedroom has no full-length mirror. There is one at the canteen entrance. I always cherish a secret desire to take a glance before it at myself in a beautiful new dress. However, each time when it comes to the fulfillment, I get seized with such an uneasiness that I literally stagger(踉跄) away—backing out at the critical moment. At the root of it is my lack of confidence by which I have been enslaved since
childhood. It embarrasses me at the mildest praise, crushes my utmost efforts to say “No”, and prevents me from asking my parents for one cent more than necessary. Among other things, lack of confidence has wormed its way into my love of piano. At the age of 14, one Sunday morning, I was woken up by a resounding hymn( 洪 亮的圣歌). Tracing that call of God into a neighboring church, I found myself deeply attracted by the melody of a piano—something beyond the means of my parents. To make it worse, people say a pianist is supposed to have music in the blood, but I believe I had none from my engineer father and technician mother. For days on end, I kept thinking of nothing else. I had a dream. It wasn’t a dream after gold, which made some of my close friends to engage in business as self-employed traders or street peddlers. I was sometimes dazzled by their gold rings or elegant necklaces behind which, however, I seemed to catch sight of skeletons in their cupboards and was frightened away from the craze for fortunate. Out of despair, I kept it to myself, lack of confidence weighing heavy on me. I could do nothing but turn to my dream for comfort, for courage to aim high and wish for the impossible. I was convinced that before I could afford anything expensive (to me, it was a piano), I should climb up the academic ladder as high as possible. For the next nine years, I carefully held back my desire for music to keep my search for learning, especially in English studies. My efforts were so rewarding that I went successfully through high school and college in my hometown. When I received the admission notice for a second degree course at a famous university in Beijing, the national capital, tears welled up in my eyes. I knew my command of English was my wealth, for I might make a deal with a pianist who would give me access to his piano in exchange for English lessons. And that has come true! To this day, whenever I lay my fingers on the snow-white keyboard, ready for a melody, I still feel shy. I am quite aware of my limited music talent, but as a shy dreamer, I have found my way to success. 67. According to the first two paragraphs, we can learn that the writer is __________. A. helpless B. shy C. honest D. considerate 68. Why did the writer say her desire for the piano was a dream in the third paragraph? a. Her parents couldn’t afford a piano. b. Her parents didn’t want her to engage in music. c. She thought she had no gift for music. d. She could do nothing but accept the reality. A. a, b B. c, d C. a, c D. b, d 69. How did the writer make her dream of playing the piano come true? A. She turned to her friends for financial aid. B. She taught English in exchange for piano lessons. C. She was admitted to a university for a second degree course in music. D. She earned money by doing a part-time job to pay for her piano lessons. 70. What can we learn from the writer’s example? A. Wealth always comes after a great effort. B. Confidence is a key factor in success.
C. We should be academically successful before other achievements. D. We should make every effort to turn a dream into reality. 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：请将答案写在答题纸上相应题号的横线上。每个空格只填一个单词。 It's no surprise that sports can greatly benefit a child physically, psychologically, and socially. A 2008 Women's Sports Foundation Research Report concluded that children’s athletic participation is also associated with increased levels of family satisfaction, great achievement in study, and an overall better quality of life for children. And a study published in last month’s American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that kids who are active at age 5 wind up with less body fat at ages 8 and 11. But one hotly debated discussion focuses on the kinds of sports kids should play, with parents mistakenly thinking, "Lizzie is so quiet, we should let her join in basketball and soccer to try to get her to open up." But increasingly, experts are suggesting the healthier instinct (直觉) might be, "Lizzie is so quiet. Maybe we should see if she likes playing with a big team like softball or if she likes ballet or swimming, where she can work more on her own terms." “Participation in any sport is going to provide kids with life skills----the ability to focus and to concentrate, the ability to handle pressure in tough situations, the ability to stay calm when things aren't going just right,’’ explains Orlando-based youth sports psychology expert Patrick Cohn. Those lessons will carry over into future, non-sports attempts. Team sports certainly offer benefits not as easily obtained via individual activities, as players leant how to communicate and work with others, and there’s the potential to develop leadership abilities. Team sports also help kids develop their social identity. Our sense of worth is developed through what we achieve and a sense of belonging. Individual sports offer unique advantages, too, like developing a child’s sense of independence. “Hero, you don’t depend upon teammates," says Cohn. "You take full responsibility, whether you do well or perform poorly." Many of Cohn’s young clients complain about pressure from team mates or coaches to make zero mistakes or carry more of the team than they may want to; these kids may enjoy a solo sport like tennis or gymnastics. Individual activities keep kids away from comparing themselves to the best players on the team, a habit that does little to help confidence levels. Instead, it encourages them to compare their skills to their own past performances. With individual sports like swimming or track, it’s easier for the child to participate on his own, at his leisure(闲暇), without having to round up a bunch of like-minded peers. Above all, while some children enjoy the excitement of competition, others are more likely to benefit from the freedom of individual sports, and finding the right balance can be necessary for children’s enjoyment. What parents think is encouragement, children often consider as pressure. So try to understand what they
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want from sports. Title Team sports and individual sports ? Sports can greatly benefit children physically, psychologically, and socially. Sports benefit ? Sports are associated with increased levels of family satisfaction, children (71) _______ achievement and better quality of life for children. ? Parents usually want their children to lake part in the team sports (72)________ which don’t (73) __________their children’s character. ideas ? Experts think that any sport will (74)_________ children to focus, handle pressure, stay calm when things are going (75) _________. Team sports ? Children can learn how to communicate and work with others. ? Children will have the potential to develop leadership abilities. ? Children will develop their social (76) ____. ? Individual sports may help develop children’s sense of independence and (77)________. ? Children tend to compare their skills to their own past performances and are likely to (78) ____ comparing themselves with the best players. ? Individual sports also seem to be more (79) ______ to children. ? Finding the right balance is a (80) ____ for children’s enjoyment. ? Parents should try to understand what their children really want from sports.
第五部分：请根据首字母填词使句意完整。(共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分) 81. Editors of newspapers and magazines often go to extremes to provide their readers with unimportant facts and s________. 82.The raid was all over in three minutes, for the man s________ back into the car and it moved off at a fantastic speed. 83. John had a very good day and put his wallet c________ ?3000 into the microwave oven for safekeeping. 84. Dogs, it seems, love to c________ up money. 85. As there are so many people about, the dogs have to be kept in a special e_________. 第六部分：书面表达（满分 20 分） 请阅读下面短文，并按要求用英语写一篇 150 词左右的文章。 The Elephant and the Fly An elephant was standing and picking leaves from a tree. A small fly came，flying and buzzing near his ear. The elephant waved it away with his long ears. Then the fly came again, and the elephant waved it away once more. This was repeated several times. Then the elephant asked the fly, “Why are you so restless and noisy? Why can’t you stay for a while in one place? ” The fly answered, “I am attracted to whatever I see, hear or smell. My senses pull me constantly in all directions and I cannot resist them. What is your secret? How can you stay so calm and still?” The elephant said, “My senses do not rule my attention. Whatever I do, I get
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involved in it. Now that I am eating, I am completely absorbed in eating. In this way I can enjoy my food and chew it better. I rule and control my attention. When you are in charge of your senses and attention, your mind will become calm.” 【写作内容】 1．以约 30 个词概括短文的内容； 2．然后以约 120 个词就“专注”这一主题发表你的看法，包括以下要点： （1）看完故事后的感受及启发； （2）描述一次你或他人因受太多干扰而使学习、生活或工作受到影响的经历； （3）你打算在高二这一年里如何保持专注。 【写作要求】 1．可以参照阅读材料的内容，但不得直接引用原文中的句子； 2．作文中不能出现真实姓名和学校名称。
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第一部分 听力理解（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 1-5 ABACB 6-10 CBABC 11-15 BBAAC 16-20 ABACA
第二部分 英语知识运用（共 35 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 35 分） 21-25 DBDCC 36-40 CDBAB 26-30 ABBAA 41-45DAADD 31-35 BDBCC 46-50BCDAB 51-55DACBC
第三部分 阅读理解（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 56-58 BBA 59-62 BACD 63-66 DCCA 67-70 BCBD
第四部分 任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 71. academic 72. Different 77.responsibility 80.necessity/must 第五部分 首字母填空（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 81 statistics 82.scrambled 83.containing 84. chew 85. enclosure 78.avoid 73. fit/match 74. enable/help 75.wrong 76.identity 79.available/accessible/beneficial
第六部分 书面表达 (满分 20 分) An elephant was constantly disturbed by a restless fly, who wondered about the secret of remaining calm. The elephant revealed that calmness would be obtained when one’s senses and attention were focused. (32 词)
Inspired by what the elephant said, I realized the ability to focus one’s attention is the key to success. Any person, if easily distracted, is unable to achieve his success. This reminds me of what happened in my primary school. I once signed up for too many various after-class activities. As a result, I didn’t spend enough time on my studies. Consequently, I fell behind and failed in exams. Since then I know that one should focus on one thing before it is well done. As a Senior Two student, having set a clear goal, I will give priority to it, trying to resist any temptation. I’m fully aware that only with a determined mind can I achieve my goal. 英语试题听力文稿 Text 1 M: Do you have to leave already? It’s only nine o’clock.
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W: I’m sorry, but I must. My parents are expecting me. Text 2 M: I thought the party was a great success. W: Really? But there was not enough food, and the room was too hot. Text 3 M: I can come to your house and pick you up in half an hour. Is that all right? W: Good. That means you’ll be here at eight-thirty. Text 4 W: Oh, my god! Jack? It’s you. M: Ruth, my girl! How is it you? I can’t believe my eyes. W: Oh, the God is able to work miracles. Everything is possible. Am I dreaming? M: Darling, I’m looking for you these years with no news. Text 5 W: Bob. Shall we dine out somewhere? M: I’d love to, but I’m broke. W: Never mind. I’ll treat you to dinner. M: Thank you. Text 6 M: Hello, Vicky, how are you? W: Fine, thanks, how are you? M: Pretty well, thank you. Are you a student? W: Yes. I’m studying at Dalian University of Foreign Languages. M: Oh, good. What experience have you got? W: I once worked as a waitress in a bar. M: Have you ever worked as a secretary? W: No, but I think I can learn quickly. M: Well, your English is good. I have noticed that. But my secretary must have knowledge in foreign trade. So I have to say I can’t offer you the job. W: That’s all right. I can try other places. Goodbye. M: Bye. Text 7 W: Can I help you, sir? M: I’d like to check out. W: Your name and room number, please? M: Mike, Room 730. W: Just a minute, please. 260 yuan. Please check if the amount is correct. M: Let me see. That’s correct. W: Would you like to pay by cash or credit card? M: By credit card. Here you are. W: One moment, please. Please sign here. Here is your original credit card bill and receipt. M: Thanks a lot. W: With pleasure. I hope to see you soon again. Text 8
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M: Honey, I’m planning to visit Steve and his wife this weekend. They just finished his research and came back from China last week. Would you like to come with me? W: Oh, really? We haven’t seen them for nearly one year. Let me check my schedule first. That’s OK with me. I’ll accompany you. M: Fantastic! W: Are there any other guests there? Is it casual or formal? What should I wear? M: Just some close friends. It’s just a casual get-together. Formal dress is not necessary. W: Do you think we should bring some gifts to them? M: This is just what I’m thinking. Steve loves whisky very much, so I want to buy a bottle of Scottish whisky for him. What do you think? W: That’s a good idea. And that’s for Steve’s wife, Amanda. I remember she loves roses. Therefore, I can bring a bunch of roses for her. But how about the kids? M: I don’t want to take them to Steve’s home. They’re too naughty. And Steve doesn’t like to make too much noise. W: Don’t worry, I’ll ask a favor of our neighbor to look after our kids for us. One more thing, darling, do we stay for dinner? M: No, I’m afraid we don’t have enough time. I have a lot of work to do. Text 9 W: Sir, you’ve been using the Online Catalogue for quite a while. Is there anything I can help you find? M: I’ve got to write a paper about Hollywood in the 30s and 40s, and I’m really struggling. There are hundreds of books, and I just don’t know where to begin. W: Your topic sounds pretty big. Why don’t you narrow it down to something like ? Uh ? the history of the studios during that time? M: You know, I was thinking about doing that, but more than 30 books came up when I typed in “movie studios”. W: You could cut that down even further by listing the specific years you want. Try adding “1930s” or “1940s” or maybe “Golden Age”. M: “Golden Age” is a good idea. Let me type that in?Hey, look, just 6 books came up that time. That’s a lot better. W: Oh? another thing you might consider? have you tried looking for any magazine or newspaper articles? M: No, I’ve only been searching for books. W: Well, you can look up magazine articles in the “Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature”. And we do subscribe to “The Los Angeles Times”. You might go through their index to see if there’s anything you want. M: Okay. I think I’ll get started with these books and then I’ll go over the magazines. W: If you need any help, I’ll be over at the Reference Desk. M: Great, thank you. Text 10 Nelson decided to take his kids to the park last Saturday. After they got there, everything was fine until they were driving through the area where the elephants were,
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and they stopped for a moment to take some photos. His little boy opened the window to give an elephant a sandwich. This huge elephant came to them and suddenly put his nose through the window. And when Nelson tried to close the window, it got worse because the elephant’s nose got trapped. The elephant was so frightened that it started hitting the car. Luckily one guard saw what was going on and rescued them. They were pretty shocked, and two of the windows of their car were broken. The guards gave the kids some juice and their mum and dad a glass of beer to calm them down. Then they set off home, but when they were about halfway back, they saw an accident had happened on the freeway. There were two police cars, and of course Nelson stopped, as he’s a doctor, to see if he could help. But when the policemen saw Nelson’s car, they were a bit surprised and asked him what happened to it, so he told them all about the elephant. They were just confused about the elephant and thought he must have been drunk. So they asked him to take a breath test. And of course because of that huge glass of beer at the park, now he’s going to face a punishment.
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