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柯桥中学2012学年第二学期期中考英语试卷


柯桥中学 2012 学年第二学期高一英语期中考试卷
命题:方守保 核对:张云平 I:听力(共 10 题,每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 第一节 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。 1.What does the woman’s son want to be? A. A doctor B. A violinist

C. A singer 2. When can the man meet the manager? A. At 9:30 B. At 11:00 C. At 11:20 3. What did the man watch yesterday? A. A movie B. Some news C. A talk show 4. What are they doing? A. Attending a meeting B. Making a speech C. Having an interview 5. What does Sam look like? A. He has brown hair. B. He has short curly hair. C. He is short but strong. 第二节 听下面 2 段对话。每段对话后有几个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项。 听第 6 段材料,回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. Why doesn’t the man run? A. He hates running B. He hurt his leg C. He can’t find time 7. What will Jenny do first? A. Take a shower. B. Have a class. C. Run for an hour. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What is the weather going to be like? A. Sunny B. Cloudy C. Rainy 9. Where are the soft drinks? A. On the table B. In the picnic basket C. In the refrigerator 10. What will Nancy bring? A. A bottle of wine B. Some plastic knives C. Some paper plates II:单项选择(共 15 小题,每小题 1 分,共 15 分) 11. The chair is ________ ; move it, please. A. in a way B. in the way C. on a way D. on the way 12. The soldiers were lying on the stomachs in the forest, waiting for the ______ to start firing. A. symbol B. sign C. signal D. mark 13. _____ came that he was punished by the king for he didn’t _____. A. A word; keep his words B. The word; keep his word C. Word; keep a word D. Word; keep his word 14. Seeing the teacher _______ the classroom, the boy pretended _ ______ the text. A. walking in; to read C. enter; to be reading B. coming in; reading D. entered for; to have read

15. The exciting moment ________ we were looking forward to_______ in the end. A. when; come B. which; come C. when; came D. which; came 16. _______ water will make fish in it ________. A. Polluting; die away B. Being polluted; die off C Polluted; die out D Pollution; die down 17. --Did you enjoy yourself last night?
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--Yes, it’s very nice of you. I appreciated _______ to your birthday party. A. to be invited B. to have invited C. having invited D. being invited 18. Most of us attach great importance ________ our own value. A. to realize B. to realizing C. realizing D realize 19. The science of medicine, ______ progress has been very rapid, is perhaps the most important of all the sciences. A which B that C in which D with which 20. The old farmer had one son and two daughters, _______ are kind to him, _______ made him very sad. A.neither of whom; which B.neither of them; who C.none of whom; which D.all of whom; that 21. It’s reported that peace talks between the two countries _________ without any agreement reached. A. have broken down B. have broken out C. have broken in D have broken up 22. we ______the old scientist _____his contribution ______the country. A. admire; for; to B. admire; at; to C. respect; on; for D. respect; on; at 23. With a lot of difficult problems ________, the newly-elected Prime Minister will have a hard time. A. settled B. settling C. to settle D. being settled 24. The little boy walks ________ he ________ an old man. A. as if; likes B. as though; were C. even if; likes D. even though; were 25. –Excuse me, but I want to use your computer to type a report. -- You ____ have my computer if you don’t take care of it. A shall not B might not C needn’t D shouldn’t III:完型填空 (共 20 小题;每小题 1 分,共 20 分) 阅读下面短文,从短文后各题的 A、B、C、D 四个 选项中,选出适合填入对应空白处的最佳选项。 Long time ago, there was a farmer who lived with his daughter. A young man fell in love with the farmer’s beautiful daughter and wished to time. If you can 30 26 her. One day, he went to the farmer to 27 his permission. The farmer looked at him and said, “ Guy, stand out in that 28 31 , the young man got out and stood in the field, and out came the biggest bull that he had ever seen. He 35 so 38 A few 37 . I’m going to release (释放) 29 bulls, one at a 32 34 36 the first bull. The barn(牛棚) door . 39 and eyeing the young 33

the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter.” that one of the next bulls had to be a better

than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull

later, the barn door opened again. Unbelievable! The young man had never seen any bull 40 was like ? It had to be a better choice than this one,” he thought. He let the bull 41 came across the young man’s face. This was the weakest bull 42 to himself. As the bull came running by, he at just the exact moment. He threw his hands to catch ...... But to his catch the first one! C. respect C. ask C. river C. four
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and fierce as this one in his life. It stood there, pawing(扒)the

man. “ What the next pass through again.

The door opened a third time. A positioned himself just right and 44 , the bull had no tail! Life is full of opportunities. 26. A. call 27. A. remember 28. A. field 29. A. two B. copy B. forest B. three 45 B. recognize 43

that he had ever seen. “This one was my bull,” he

D. marry D. answer D. building D. five

30. A. see

B. cut

C. catch C. Finally C. looking for C. broke C. suggested C. choice C. fall down C. hours C. short C. ground C. bird C. smile C. sang C. stopped C. joy

D. discover D. Proudly D. waiting for D. closed D. learned D. reason D. pass through D. months D. beautiful D. door D. bull D. tear D. flew D. shouted D. excitement D. Always

31. A. Immediately B. Quietly 32. A. talking about B.thinking of 33. A. moved 34. A. decided 35. A. rule 36. A. get up 37. A. seconds 38. A. famous 39. A. house 40. A. fish 41. A. pity 42. A. explained 43. A. jumped 44. A. anger B. opened B. noticed B. help B. go back B. days B. big B. wall B. horse B. shame B. said B. escaped B. surprise

45. A. Never B. Often C. Seldom IV:阅读理解(共 16 题,每小题 2 分,共 32 分)

(A)
Some people think that as more and more people have televisions in their homes, fewer and fewer people will buy books and newspapers. Why read an article in the newspaper, when the TV news can bring you the information in a few minutes and with pictures? Why read the life story of a famous man, when a short television program can tell you all that you want to know? Television has not killed reading, however. Today, newspapers sell in very large numbers. And books of every kind are sold more than ever before. Books are still a cheap way to get information and enjoyment. Although some books with hard covers are expensive, many books are printed today as paperbacks (平装本), which are quite cheap. A paperback collection of short stories, for example, is always cheaper than an evening at the cinema or the theater, and you can keep a book for ever and read it many times. Books are a wonderful provider of knowledge and pleasure and some types of books should be in every home. Every home should have a good dictionary. A good encyclopedia (百科全书), though expensive, is useful, too, because you can find information on any subject. Besides, you can have such books as history books., science textbook, cookbooks, and collections of stories and poems. Then from time to time you can take a book of poems off your shelves and read the thoughts and feelings of your favorite poets. 46. It can be inferred from the passage that ________. A. TV programs are a chief provider of knowledge B. cinemas are the best choice in getting information C. reading is a cheap way of learning and having fun D. newspapers are an expensive way to enjoy oneself 47. What does the sentences “Television has not killed reading, however ” underlined in the second paragraph suggest? A. People only need reading, though. C. Reading is more fun than television. 48. What can we learn from the passage? A. Fewer and fewer people will buy books.
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B. Reading is still necessary today. D. Watching television doesn’t help reading.

B. A good dictionary should be kept in every home. C. Books with hard covers sell better than paperbacks. D. More people like TV programs about famous men.

(B)
NOT all memories are sweet. Some people spend all their lives trying to forget bad experiences. Violence and traffic accidents can leave people with terrible physical and emotional scars. Often they relive experiences in nightmares. Now American researchers think they are close to developing a pill, which will help people forget bad memories. The pill is designed to be taken immediately after a frightening experience. They hope it might reduce, or possibly wipe out, the effect of painful memories. In November, experts tested a drug on people in the US and France. The drug stops the body releasing chemicals that fix memories in the brain. So far the research has suggested that only the emotional effects of memories may be reduced, not that the memories are wiped out. They are not sure to what degree people's memories are affected. The research has caused a great deal of argument. Some think it is a bad idea, while others support it. Supporters say it could lead to pills that prevent or treat soldiers' troubling memories after war. They say that there are many people who suffer from terrible memories. “Some memories can ruin people's lives. They come back to you when you don't want to have them in a daydream or nightmare. They usually come with very painful emotions,” said Roger Pitman, a professor of psychiatry(精神病学) at Harvard Medical School. “This could relieve a lot of that suffering.” But those who are against the research say that maybe the pills can change people's memories and changing memories is very dangerous because memories give us our identity. They also help us all avoid the mistakes of the past. “All of us can think of bad events in our lives that were terrible at the time but make us who we are. I'm not sure we want to wipe those memories out,” said Rebecca Dresser, a medical ethicist(伦理学家). 49. The passage is mainly about A. a new medical invention C. a way of wiping out painful memories 50. The drug tested on people can A. cause the brain to fix memories B. stop people remembering bad experiences C. prevent body producing certain chemicals D. wipe out the emotional effects of memories 51. We can infer from the passage that . A. experts are not sure about the effects of the pills B. the pill will certainly stop people's emotional memories C. taking the pill will do harm to people's physical health D. the pill has already been produced and used by the American public 52. Which of the following does Rebecca Dresser agree with in the last paragraph? A. Some memories can ruin people's lives. B. People want to get rid of bad memories.
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. B. a new research on the pill D. an argument about the research on the pill .

C. Experiencing bad events makes us different from others. D. The pill will reduce people's sufferings from bad memories.

(C )
When something goes wrong, it can be very satisfying to say, "Well, it's so-and-so's fault,"or "I know I'm late, but it's not my fault; the car broke down. " It is probably not your fault, but once you form the habit of blaming somebody or something else for a bad situation, you are a loser. You have no power and could do nothing that helps change the situation. However, you can have great power over what happens to you if you stop focusing on whom to blame and start focusing on how to remedy the situation. This is the winner's key to success. Winners are great at overcoming problems. For example, if you were late because your car broke down, maybe you need to have your car examined more regularly. Or, you might start to carry along with you the useful phone numbers, so you could call for help when in need. For another example, if your colleague causes you problems on the job for lack of responsibility or ability, find ways of dealing with his irresponsibility or inability rather than simply blame the person. Ask to work with a different person, or don't rely on this person. You should accept that the person is not reliable and find creative ways to work successfully regardless of how your colleague fails to do his job well. This is what being a winner is all about-creatively using your skills and talents so that you are successful no matter what happens. Winners don't have fewer problems in their lives; they have just as many difficult situations to face as anybody else. They are just better at seeing those problems as challenges and opportunities to develop their own talents. So, stop focusing on "whose fault it is. " Once you are confident about your power over bad situations, problems are just stepping stones for success. 53 According to the passage, winners_______________. A. deal with problems rather than blame others B. meet with fewer difficulties in their eyes C. have responsible and able colleagues D. blame themselves rather than others 54. The underlined word “remedy” in Paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to A. avoid B. accept C. improve D. consider . 55. When your colleague brings about a problem, you should __ A. find a better way to handle the problem B. blame him for his lack of responsibility C. tell him to find the cause of the problem D. ask a more able colleague for help 56. Which of the following is the best title for the passage? A .Winner's Achievement. C. A Winner's Opportunity. B. Winner's Problem. D. Winner's Secret. .

(D )
The young boy saw me, or rather, he saw the car and quickly ran up to me, eager to sell his bunches of bananas and bags of peanuts. Though he appeared to be about twelve, he seemed to have already known the bitterness of life. “Bananas 300 naira. Peanuts 200 naira.” He said in a low voice. I bargained him down to 200
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total for the fruit and nuts. When he agreed, I handed him a 500 naira bill. He didn’t have change, so I told him not to worry. He said thanks and smiled a row of perfect teeth. When, two weeks later, I saw the boy again, I was more aware of my position in a society where it’s not that uncommon to see a little boy who should be in school standing on the corner selling fruit in the burning sun. My parents had raised me to be aware of the advantage we had been afforded and the responsibility it brought to us. I pulled over and rolled down my window. He had a bunch of bananas and a bag of peanuts ready. I waved them away. “What’s up?” I asked him. “I … I don’t have money to buy books for school.” I reached into my pocket and handed him two fresh 500 naira bills. “Will this help?” I asked. He looked around nervously before taking the money. One thousand naira was a lot of money to someone whose family probably made about 5,000 naira or less each year. “Thank you, sir,” he said.“Thank you very much!” When driving home, I wondered if my little friend actually used the money for schoolbooks. What if he’s a swindler? And then I wondered why I did it. Did I do it to make myself feel better? Was I using him? Later, I realized that I didn’t know his name or the least bit about him, nor did I think to ask. Over the next six months, I was busy working in a news agency in northern Nigeria. Sometime after I returned, I went out for a drive. When I was about to pull over, the boy suddenly appeared by my window with a big smile ready on his face. “Oh, gosh! Long time.” “Are you in school now?” I asked. He nodded. “That’s good,” I said. A silence fell as we looked at each other, and then I realized what he wanted. “Here,” I held out a 500 naira bill. “Take this.” He shook his head and stepped back as if hurt. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “It’s a gift.” He shook his head again and brought his hand from behind his back. His face shone with sweat. He dropped a bunch of bananas and a bag of peanuts in the front seat before he said, “I’ve been waiting to give these to you.” 57. It can be inferred from the first paragraph that _________. A. the boy was greedy C. the boy was in bad need of money B. the boy had suffered a lot D. the boy was good at bargaining

58. The second time the author met the boy, the boy _________. A. told him his purpose of selling fruit and nuts C. asked him for money for his schoolbooks B. wanted to express his thanks D. tried to take advantage of him

59. The author gave his money to the boy because _________. A. he wanted to make himself feel better B. he had learnt to help others since childhood C. he held a higher position in the society D. his parents asked him to do so 60. What does the underlined word “swindler” mean? A. troublemaker B. beggar C. thief D. cheat

61. Which of the following best describes the boy? A. Brave and polite. B. Kind and smart.
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C. Honest and thankful.

D. Shy and nervous.

V:单词拼写(共 8 题,每小题 1 分,共 8 分) 62. Unexpected difficulties a_______ in the course of their experiment.. 63. Do you think a__________ intelligence will take the place of human intelligence in the future? 64. M________ are the kind of insect which can be easily found in summer.. 65. Very few people s______ in losing weight and keeping it off 66. The poor girl was kneeling on the ground, begging money from the p______. 67. They are going to give a p________ of “Hamlet”. 68. He managed to save the d______ girl from the river, which was praised by many people. 69. Without the teacher’s p_______, you can’t play with the computer in our class. VI:书面表达(15 分) 某国际动物关爱协会面向全球中学生招募“动物代言人”,希望申请者从北极熊、藏羚羊和大象这三种 动物中,选择一种为之代言。假设你是新华中学的学生李华,有意参加该活动。现请您用英文写一篇 100 字左右的文章,内容如下: 1. 表示有意参加; 2. 说明自己富有爱心、关爱动物; 3. 打算为何种动物代言,并说明理由; 4. 希望申请成功。 参考词汇: spokesman 代言人,habitat 栖息地,polar bear 北极熊,Tibet antelope 藏羚羊 Dear Sir, I am a student from Xinhua Middle School. _____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________

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听力 1-5 ACBCB 单选 11-15 BCDCD 16-20 CDBCC 21-25 AACBA 6-10CABCA

26-30 DCABC 31-35 ADBAC 36-40 DABCD 41-45 CBABD 阅读 46-48 CBB 49--52 DCAC 53--56 ACAD 57-61 BABDC
单拼 62 arose permission I am a student from Xinhua Middle School. I would like to be a spokesman for animals to try my best to protect them. I like animals very much and I have a loving heart for animals, especially polar bears. So I want to speak for polar bears. Nowadays , the balance of nature is being destroyed and the weather is getting warmer and warmer. What’s worse, some people kill polar bears for their own sake. As a consequence , the number of the polar bears is becoming smaller and smaller. So , in order to increase people’s awareness of protecting polar bears, I apply for the spokesman for polar bears sincerely. I do hope I can be chosen as a spokesman for polar bears. Yours, Lihua 63 artificial 64 Mosquitoes 65 succeeded 66 passers-by 67 performance 68 drowning 69

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