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广东省肇庆第四中学2014-2015学年高二上学期第二次月考英语试卷


When I was fifteen, I announced to my English class that I was going to write my own books. Half the students smiled 1 , and even worse, the rest nearly fell out of their chairs laughing. “Do

n’t be 2 . Only geniuses can become writ ers.” the English teacher said, “And you are getting a D this term.” I was so 3 that I burst into tears. That night I wrote a short 4 poem about broken dreams and mailed it to the newspaper. To my 5 , they published it and sent me two dollars. I was a published and paid writer. I showed my teacher and fellow students. They laughed, “Just plain dumb luck,” the teacher said. I tasted 6 ; I’d sold the first thing I’d ever written. That was more than any of them had done and if it was just dumb luck, that was fine with me. During the next two years,I sold dozens of poems and letters. By the time I graduated from high school, I had scrapbooks (剪贴簿) 7 with my published works. I never 8 my writing to my teachers, friends or my family again because they were dream 9 . I had four children at the time. While the children slept, I typed on my ancient typewriter. I wrote what I felt. It took nine months. I chose a 10 and mailed it. A month later I received a contract, an advance on payments, and a request to start 11 another book. Crying Wind, which became a best seller, was translated into fifteen languages and sold worldwide. My first book also became required 12 in native American schools in Canada. In the 13 year I ever had as a writer I earned two dollars. In my best year I earned 36,000 dollars. People ask what college I 14 , what degrees I have and what qualifications I have to be a writer. The answer is: “None.” I just write. I’m not a genius. I use an electric typewriter that I paid a hundred and twenty nine dollars for six years ago. I do all the housework and fit my writing in a few minutes here and there. I’ve written eight books. To all those who dream of writing, I’m shouting at you: “Yes, you can. Don’t listen to them.” I don’t write right but I’ve succeeded. Writing is 15 ; it’s fun and anyone can do it. Of course, a little dumb luck doesn’t hurt.

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第二节 语法填空(共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) 阅读下面短文,按照句子结构的语法性和上下文连贯的要求,在空格处填入 一个适当的词或使用括号中词语的正确形式填空,并将答案填写在答题卡标号为 16~25 的相应位置上。 After graduating from college, Tom and Bob joined a company together. Both worked very hard. Several years later, the boss promoted Bob to manager, but Tom remained as 16 ordinary worker. Tom couldn’t take it. He handed his resignation to the boss, complaining(抱怨) that the boss didn’t value hardworking workers, but only promoted those 17 (please) guys. The boss knew Tom worked very hard these years. So he said, “Thank you, 18 I have a request. I hope you’ll do one more thing for our company 19 you leave. Perhaps you’ll change your mind.” Tom agreed. The boss asked him to go and find anyone selling watermelon in the market. Tom went and returned soon, and said he had found 20 . The boss asked how much per kg? Tom 21 (shake) his head, went back to the market and returned 22 (inform) the boss $1.2 per kg. The boss told Tom to wait a second. He called Bob to come to his office and asked Bob to do the same. Bob went, returned and said 23 (gentle), “Boss, only one person is selling watermelon. $1.2 per kg, and $10 24 10 kg. He has 320 melons in all, 58 of 25 are on the table. Fresh and red, each weighs about 2 kg. ” Tom was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Bob. He decided to stay to learn from Bob. 第二部分:阅读理解(满分 50 分) 第一节:阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 40 分)

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A Daniel Boone was born in the United States in 1734. He didn't go to school and couldn't read, although he learned all about the forests, streams and hunting. He could move silently like an Indian leaving no marks. He loved to live alone in the woods where nothing frightened him. When he grew up, he married and tried to settle down on a farm. A year later, however, he wasn't satisfied and decided to go into the unknown western lands, crossing the Appalachian Mountains. When he returned after two years, he became famous for his long journey. He brought valuable animal skins and told stories about the Indians. After this, he chose to keep travelling to unknown places. Once he was lost to the Indians in a battle and was taken away. The Indians liked him and became his friends. Daniel Boone died at the age of 86 . He is remembered as an explorer( 探 险者)and a pioneer who lived an exciting life in the early years of American nation. 26.Daniel Boone's early life was mainly spent in ______ . A.learning about nature B.hunting with his friends C.learning useful skills from the Indians D.studying at home because he couldn't go to school 27.When he got married, Daniel Boone first planned to ______. A. set up a large farm B.go on a journey with his wife C. find food, new land for his farm D.live a peaceful life with his family 28.Daniel Boone became famous because ______ . A.he travelled a lot in the western lands B.he was very good at telling stories C.he found better animal skins than others D.he was the first to climb the Appalachian Mountains 29.Why did the Indians want to make friends with him? A.Because they wanted to learn from him. B.Because he wanted to make peace with them. C.Because they wanted to make friends with white people. D.No reason is told in this article. 30.In this article, Daniel Boone is best described as ______ . A.warm-hearted B.strong C.careful D.brave

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B One day a few years ago a very funny thing happened to a neighbour of mine. He is a teacher at one of London’s big medical schools, He had finished his teaching for the summer term and was at the airport on his way to Russia to give a lecture. He had put a few clothes and his lecture notes in his shoulder bag, but he had put Rupert, the skeleton (人体骨骼) to be used in his lecture, in a large brown suitcase (箱子). At the airport desk, he suddenly thought that he had forgotten to buy a newspaper. He left his suitcase near the desk and went over to the shop. When he got back he discovered that someone had taken his suitcase by mistake. He often wonders what they said when they got home and found Rupert. 31. Who wrote the story? A. Rupert’s teacher. B. The neighbour’s teacher. C. A medical school teacher. D. The teacher’s neighbour. 32. Why did the teacher put a skeleton in his suitcase? A. He needed it for the summer term in London. B. He needed it for the lecture he was going to give. C. He wanted to take it to Russia for medical research. D. He wanted to take it home as he had finished his teaching. 33. What happened at the airport? A. The skeleton went missing . B. The skeleton was stolen . C. The teacher forgot his suitcase. D. The teacher took the wrong suitcase . 34. Which of the following best tells the teacher’s feeling about the incident? A. He is very angry .

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B. He thinks it rather funny . C. He feels helpless without Rupert. D. He feels good without Rupert . 35. Which of the following might have happened afterwards? A. The teacher got back the suitcase but not Rupert. B. The teacher got back neither the suitcase nor Rupert. C. The teacher got back Rupert but not the suitcase. D. The teacher got back both the suitcase and Rupert. C A well-dressed man walked into a famous jewelry shop. He explained that he wished to buy a pearl for his wife’s birthday. The price didn’t matter, since business had been very good for him that year. After examining a nice black one that cost $5000, he paid for the pearl in cash, shook hands with the jeweler, and left. A few days later the man returned and said that his wife liked the pear so much that she wanted another one just like it. It had to be exactly the same size and quality, “ she wanted a pair of earrings made. Can you give me any advice on how to get such a pearl?” said the man. The jeweler regretfully replied, “I would say it’s exactly impossible to find one exactly like that pearl.” The rich man insisted that the jeweler advertise in the newspapers, offering $ 25,000 for the matching pearl. Many people answered the advertisement but nobody had a pearl that was just right. Just when the jeweler had given up hope, a little old lady came into his store. To his great surprise, she pulled the perfect pearl from her purse. “I don’t like to part with it,” she said sadly, “I inherited it from my mother, and my mother inherited it from hers. But I really need the money.” The jeweler was quick to pay her before she changed her mind. Then he called the rich man’s hotel to tell him the good news. The man, however, was nowhere to be found. 36. The man said he wanted to buy a pearl for ______. A. his wife B. his mother-in-law C. his own mother D. no one 37. He paid $ 5,000 for the black pearl without bargaining because ______. A. he was very rich

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B. he wanted to make the jeweler believe him C. his business had been successful D. he was anxious to get it 38. He told the jeweler to get him another pearl that must be ______. A. exactly the same size as the black one B. exactly the same quality as the black one C. worth no more than $ 25,000 D. exactly as big and nice as the black one 39. Many people answered the advertisement because they wanted _______. A. to see the perfect pearl B. to buy some beautiful pearls too C. to get in touch with the rich man D. to sell their own pearl at a high price 40. The jeweler couldn’t find the man anywhere because ______. A. he died suddenly. B. He happened to be out C. He got $ 20,00 by cheating and had run away with the money. D. He wouldn’t show up until the jeweler called him a second time.

D People bury treasure to stop other people from taking it. They choose a quiet place, dig a deep hole and bury the treasure in it. Then they make a map of where the treasure is or write down other clues(线索)that will help them or someone else to find it again. In Britain a few years ago; a writer wrote about some treasure that he had buried. He put clues in the story to help readers find it. Thousands of people hunted for the treasure. They dug holes all over Britain, hoping to find it. One of the most popular adventure stories ever written is Robert Louis Stephenson's ‘Treasured Island’, an exciting story about a young boy, Jim Hawkins, who is captured by pirates (海盗)and later finds some buried treasure. Then there is the true story about a man who had to travel overseas for a year. He did not trust banks, so he buried his life savings in a park. Then he went away. On his return, he went straight to the park. But the park was no longer there. In its place there was a huge building. And then there was the man who buried his savings, all in bank notes, in a waterproof(防水的) bag. When he dug it up years later, there was nothing left. Worms and insects had eaten the bag and everything in it. And of course, these are stories about people who bury things and either forget where they have buried them or lose the map. Although it is true that people sometimes lose their money because a

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bank fails, banks are still the safest place to keep our savings and treasures. 41.People who bury treasure usually A.do not trust banks B.have a little money . C.want to live in a quiet place. D.expect to lose it 42.The writer in Britain A.really had buried something. B.started a nationwide treasure hunt. C.had lost his treasure and wanted people to help him find it. D.caused trouble because people dug holes everywhere. 43.“Treasure Island” A.is a story about pirates. B.is about the adventures of Jim Hawkins. C.is the most popular story ever written. D.is a well-known fairy tale. 44.The man who buried his money in a park A.thought his money was safer there than in a bank. B.travelled on the sea for a year. C.got his life savings back again. D.stayed away longer than he expected. 45 . From these stories we understand that A.we cannot trust banks. B.we should not trust anyone. C.a waterproof bag is not proof against worms and insects. D.insects eat anything. 第二节: 信息匹配 (共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 阅读下列应用文及相关信息,并按照要求匹配信息。下面是几则预言小故事: 46. A wolf,having a bone stuck in this throat, hired a crane(鹤), to put her head into his throat, and draw out the bone. When the crane had extracted the bone, and demanded the promised payment, the wolf, grinning and grinding this teeth , exclaimed: “Why? You have surely already a sufficient recompense(报酬), in having been permitted to draw out your head in safety from the mouth and jaws of a wolf.” 47. Two men were traveling together, when a bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and hid himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the bear came up and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and pretended to be dead as much as he could. The bear soon left him, for it wound not touch a dead body. When it disappeared, the other traveler descended from the tree, and asked his friend what it was the bear had
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whispered in his ear. “It gave me this advice,” his companion replied. “Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.” 48. A woodman came into a forest to ask the trees to give him a handle for axe. It seemed so modest a request that the principal tree at once agreed to it, and it was settled that the plain, homely ash ( 白蜡树) should serve what the woodman wanted. No sooner had the woodman fitted the staff to his purpose than he began cutting trees crazily. Feeling the whole matter too late, the principal tree whispered to the cedar( 雪 松 ): “The first concession ( 让步) has lost all. If we haven’t sacrificed our humble neighbor, we might have yet stood for ages ourselves.” 49. A cock(公鸡) was once strutting (趾高气扬地走)up and down the farmyard among the hens when suddenly he noticed something shinning in the straw. “Ho! Ho!” said he, “that’s for me,” and soon rooted it out (搜寻) from beneath the straw. It turned out to be a pearl that by some chance had been lost in the yard. “You may be a treasure to man,” sighed the cock, “but for me I would rather have a single barley-corn(大麦粒).” 50. An old man on the point of death summoned his sons around him to give them some parting advice. He ordered his servants to bring in a bunch of sticks, and said to his eldest son: “Break it.” The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the bundle. The other sons also tried, but none of them was successful. “Untie it,” said the father. “and each of you take a stick”. When they had done so, he called out to them: “Now, break,” and each stick was easily broken. 请阅读下面的故事寓意,然后匹配与之对应的小故事。 A. To be kind to the enemy is to be cruel to ourselves. B. One man’s pleasure may be another’s pain. C. Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. D. Don’t expect the reward from the evil (邪恶的)person. E. Union (团结)gives strength. F. Precious things are for those that can prize them.

第三部分:书面表达 一、基础写作: 根据新闻报道,每年全国在餐馆里被倒掉的食物估计可养活 2 亿人。中国开 展了“光盘”运动。请以“Against Food Waste”为题,用英语写一篇短文。短 文应包含以下内容:

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注意: 1. 用 5 个句子表达全部内容,开头已给出,不计在内。 3. 作文中不得提及有关考生个人身份的任何信息,如校名、人名等。 4. 参考词汇:好客 hospitality;打包 make a doggie bag Against Food Waste According to reports, the leftovers in restaurants across the country are almost enough to feed 200 million people annually. Therefore, China has taken on a national campaign “Eat up all on the Plates”.

二、任务型写作:阅读下面的短文,然后按照要求写一篇 150 词左右的英语短文。 How would you like to teach yourself, rather than have teachers? According to the UK’s Department of Education and Skills, students will teach themselves in the schools of the future. This means that there will be no more problems such as finding enough teachers, Greater use of computer technology and classroom assistants will help students develop their own way of learning, which is a more exciting, as well as a more interesting way of learning. At the same time, teachers will be "free from their traditional role as the source of all knowledge". Children of all abilities will learn according to their individual needs. For example, in a class of 15-year-olds, some could be starting university learning while others were still learning to read and write. They will learn in their own time, at their own speed and in their own environment. At home or at school, they will follow their learning programmes by looking at online libraries and watching lessons by world-class teachers and subject experts. Instead of going on field trips, students will use virtual reality. If they don’t understand something, they can ask other students—take part

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in virtual communities with learners with similar needs—or e-mail .their teachers. They will hand in their work electronically to be “auto – marked”. [写作内容] 1. 用约 30 个词概括短文的内容要点; 2. 用约 120 个词就“网络课堂是否可以代替传统的课堂”这个主题发表你的看 法,至少包含以下的内容要点: (1)你认为网络课堂有哪些优点? (2)谈你自己的网上学习经历或你了解到的网上学习情况; (3)你认为网络学习可以代替传统的课堂学习吗?请说明理由。 [写作要求] 你可使用实例或其它论述方法支持你的观点,也可以参照阅读材料的内容,但不 要抄袭阅读材料中的句子。

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月考 2 答案:

语法填空:这是一篇故事。本文主要讲述了某公司老板通过 Bob 的事例来教育 Tom:成败在
于细节。

20.答案为 21.答案为 22.答案为 23.答案为 24.答案为 25.答案为

one。 考查学生在语境中准确使用不定代词的能力。 shook。 考查学生正确使用动词时态(不规则变化)的能力。 to inform。考查学生在语境中正确使用动词不定式的能力。 gently。 考查学生在语境中形容词转换为副词的能力。 for。 考查学生根据上下文语境正确把握介词用法的能力。 which。 考查学生根据上下文语境正确使用关系代词的能力。

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