南昌二中 2015—2016 学年度上学期第四次考试 高三英语试卷
第一部分 听力 第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在 试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅 读一遍。 1. What w
ill the speakers do today? A. Tour around the city. B. Buy a train ticket. C. Visit a park. 2. What did the woman do last weekend? A. She went on a trip. B. She cleaned her kitchen. C. She moved to a new apartment. 3. Where did the man work part time? A. In a bank. B. In a post office. C. In a department store. 4. What is the man doing? A. Taking an exam. [来源:Z-xk.Com] B. Reading a book. C. Having a class. 5. Where does the conversation take place? A. In a library. B. In a concert. C. In a store. 第二节 听下面 5 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，并标 在试卷的相应位置。 听每段对话前， 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。每段对话读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. What are the speakers talking about in general? A. The man’s children. B. Their team members. C. A famous athlete. 7. What team is Patricia on? A. The swim team. B. The basketball team. C. The dancing team. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. What is the relationship between the speakers?[来源:学科网] A. Father and daughter. B. Husband and wife. C. Brother and sister. 9. What will the speakers do tomorrow? A. Tidy up the garage. B. Clean up the backyard. C. Go to the supermarket.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. Why does the woman ask for the man’s home phone number? A. To invite him to dinner. B. To stop him from calling her. [来源:学科网] C. To make sure she can reach him. 11. How does the woman feel about the man? A. Grateful. B. Curious. C. Impatient. 12. What is the woman doing? A. Having dinner. B. Doing exercise. C. Watching a diet programme. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. How many questions does the man ask? A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. 14. What equipment in the kitchen uses the most energy? A. The stove. B. The refrigerator. C. The dish washer. 15. What can people do to help with the environment? A. Drive the car within the speed limit. B. Buy a new car instead of a used car. C. Stop buying The New York Times. 16. What do we know about Sally? A. She knows a lot about environmental issues. B. She likes reading newspapers. C. She doesn’t win the prize. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What is the main purpose of offering students many extra activities? A. To offer them a chance to know about the society. B. To help them prepare for their adult lives. C. To get them interested in their studies. 18. What can sports help students develop? A. Close teamwork. B. Competition spirits. C. Organizing ability. 19. What does Mr. Smith call on students to do? A. Give money to the poor. B. Make every effort to gain satisfaction. C. Offer time and attention to people in need. 20. What can listeners find on Oxford University’s website? A. Advice on extra activities. B. Community service information. C. Further information on this interview. 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 What is a six-letter word that immediately comes to mind when you need some information on the Internet? You probably thought of Google. But Google wasn’t always the name of the famous
search engine. In fact, the original name was BackRub! BackRub was the name two graduate students gave to the new search engine they developed in 1996. They called it BackRub because the engine used backlinks to measure the popularity of Web sites. Later, they wanted a better name — a name that suggests huge quantities of data. They thought of the word googol. (A googol is a number followed by 100 zeros.) When they checked the Internet registry of names to see if googol was already taken, one of the students misspelled the word by mistake, and that’s how Google was born. Google is just one example of a name change in the business world. Many other companies have decided to change their names or the names of their products. Here are some more examples: Jerry Yang and David Filo, two young computer specialists, developed a guide to Internet content in 1994. They called it “Jerry and David’s Guide to World Wide Web.” But they soon realized that this wasn’t a very catchy name, so they searched through a dictionary and found a better one: “Yahoo.” Sometimes companies change their names because of the popularity of one of their products. In 1962, a young runner named Phil Knight started a company called Blue Ribbon Sports. In 1971, Knight decided to design and manufacture his own brand of shoes. He named the shoes after the Greek goddess of victory — Nike. Nike shoes became so well known that Knight changed the name of the whole company to Nike. 21. According to the text, Google . A．has been famous since 1996. B．is a result of a spelling mistake. C．means a number followed by 100 zeros. D．is the original name of the search engine, 22. Jerry and David changed the guide’s name to Yahoo because the original name . A．had been registered B．had been forgotten C．was too short D．was not attractive 23. The company Nike got its name from . A．its founders B．its customers C．its popular products [来源:学科网Z-XK] D．its advanced techniques B Grant Wood’s American Gothic caused a stir（轰动）in 1930 when it was exhibited for the first time at the Art Institute of Chicago and awarded a prize of 300 dollars. Newspapers across the country carried the story, and the painting of a farmer and a younger woman posed before a white house brought the artist instant fame. In 1930, Grant Wood, an American painter with European training, noticed a small white house built in the small southern Iowa town of Eldon. Wood was so fascinated by it that he decided to paint the house along with the kind of people he thought should live in that house. In the painting, the farmer is modeled on his dentist. Dr. Byron McKeeby. His younger sister Nan served as a model for the woman （imagined to be the farmer’s wife or daughter）. Wood wanted to give a description of the traditional roles of men and women as the man is holding a pitchfork symbolizing hard labor. Each element was painted separately; the models sat separately and never stood in front of the house. The Gothic style of the house inspired the painting’s title. American Gothic remains one of the most famous paintings in the history of American art. The painting has become part of American popular culture. Some believe that Wood used it to satirize（讽刺） the narrow-mindedness that has been said to characterize Midwestern culture. The painting may also be read as a praise of the moral virtue or rural America or even as a mixture of praise and satire. American Gothic is one of the few images to reach the status of cultural symbol, along with Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
24. Which of the following is true about American Gothic? A．It won a prize of 300 pounds. B．The two characters in it posed before the White House. [来源:学+科网ZXK] C．It was the first painting by Grant Wood. D．It was on show at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. 25. From the passage we can infer Iowa is in __________. A．the southern town of Eldon B．the Midwest of the United States C．a European country D．the city of Chicago 26. Grant Wood chose the two models __________. A．to describe traditional roles of men and women B．to praise the moral virtue of rural America C．to make his dentist and his sister famous D．to carry the story across the country [来源:Z-xk.Com] 27. The title of the painting is based on __________. A．the name of a small town B．the man and the woman C．the style of the house D．the pitchfork symbolizing hard labor C Soup on my nose, a nearly spilled glass of wine and chocolate down my white blouse, as blind dates suggest, this was a really messy one. I have never made so much noise with plates and glasses, nor had I dined with a never-before-met companion. This blind date was quite different: we could see nothing. "Put your left hand on my shoulder, and then we'll take small steps forward," said Michael, the visually impaired(视力障碍的) server, in an East London accent. We three felt our way carefully bumping past heavy curtains before being arranged at the dining table, where we would eat and drink three completely secret and unseen courses. Welcome to Alchemy in the Dark, Hong Kong's first full-time restaurant in total darkness. Upon arrival, diners briefly tell the chef on their allergies(过敏性反应), lock away their mobile phones and enter the windowless restaurant, which can seat 25. When the meal is over, the contents of the delicious menu are shown --- often to the diners' surprise. "This is definitely duck," my friend said, while eating chicken. "This soup," I declared, "is carrot and coriander." Even the too-close smell did not reveal the real tomato and cumin flavors. Dining in the dark changes everything: the sense of smell is heightened, manners go out of the window ----using your hands to feel around the plate becomes normal--- and there is a strange thrill in being able to ignore your facial expressions. Best of all? You don't have to spend hours beforehand(事先) wondering what to wear. Alchemy in the Dark is at 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central, (tel: 6821 2801) and is open Monday to Saturday, from 7pm to 11pm. Reservations are required. A three-course meal with wine pairing costs HK$700 per person. Five per cent of all profits go to the Hong Kong Society for the Blind. 28. How did the author and her companion arrive at their dining table? A. By using a map B. By being led C. By feeling their way. D. By finding it by themselves 29. According to passage, which of the following is true? A. The diners might eat what they are allergic to. B. The author enjoyed a special lunch at Alchemy in the Dark. C. The restaurant donated some money to the H. K Society for the Blind. D. The diners aren’t allowed to take phones to the restaurant at any time. 30. From the passage we can learn that the author ___________. A. had the table booked
B. shared the meal with a friend. C. practiced how to eat in total darkness. D. chose her clothes in advance for the meal. 31. The last paragraph is intended to ____________. A. present some facts about eating in the dark. B. inform what to do at Alchemy in the Dark C. conclude the experience of eating at Alchemy in the Dark. D. provide some information about Alchemy in the Dark. D It is widely known that any English conversation begins with The Weather. Such a fixation with the weather finds expression in Dr.Johnson’s famous comment that “When two English meet, their first talk is of weather.” Though Johnson’s observation is as accurate now as it was over two hundred years ago, most commentators fail to come up with a convincing explanation for this English weather-speak. Bill Bryson, for example, concludes that, as the English weather is not at all exciting, the obsession with it can hardly be understood. He argues that “To an outsider, the most striking thing about the English weather is that there is not very much of it.” Simply, the reason is that the unusual and unpredictable weather is almost unknown in the British Isles. Jeremy Paxman, however, disagrees with Bryson, arguing that the English weather is by nature attractive. Bryson is wrong, he says, because the English preference for the weather has nothing to do with the natural phenomena.” The interest is less in the phenomena themselves, but in uncertainty.” According to him, the weather in England is very changeable and uncertain and it attracts the English as well as the outsider. Bryson and Paxman stand for common misconceptions about the weather-speak among the English. Both commentators, somehow, are missing the point. The English weather conversation is not really about the weather at all. English weather-speak is a system of signs, which is developed to help the speakers overcome the natural reserve and actually talk to each other. Everyone knows conversations starting with weather-speak are not requests for weather data. Rather, they are routine greetings, conversation starters or the blank “fillers”, In other words, English weather-speak is a means of social bonding. 32. The author mentions Dr.Johnson’s comment to show that________. A. most commentators agree with Dr.Johnson B. Dr.Johnson is famous for his weather observation C. the comment was accurate two hundred years ago D. English conversations usually start with the weather 33. What does the underlined word “obsession” most probably refer to? A. An emotional state B. An unknown phenomenon. C. A historical concept. D. A social trend. 34. According to the passage, Jeremy Paxman believes that________. A. Bill Bryson has little knowledge of the weather B. English people talk about the weather for its uncertainty C. the English weather attracts people to the British Isles D. there is nothing special about the English weather[来源:学.科网ZXK] 35. What is the author’s main purpose of writing the passage? A. To convince people that the English weather is changeable. B. To analyze misconceptions about the English weather. C. To find fault with both Bill Bryson and Jeremy Paxman. D. To explain what English weather-speak is about. 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。 If you are hungry, what do you do? Have your favorite meal and stay quiet after that?_ 71
But it never lets you know, because, you keep it busy thinking about your friends or favorite stars．So it silently serves your needs and never lets itself grow．When mind loses its freedom to grow．creativity sets a full stop．This might be the reason why we all sometimes think "What happens next?", "Why can't I think?" 72 Why reading but not watching TV? It is because reading has been the most educative tool used by us right from childhood．Since it develops other aspects of our life, we have to take help from reading． Once you read a book, you run your eyes through the lines and your mind tries to explain something to you． 73 Now this seed is unknowingly used by you to develop new ideas．If it is used many times, the same seed can give you great help to relate a lot of things, which you would have never thought of in your wildest dreams! This is nothing but creativity． 74 Within no time you can start talking with your friends in English or any other language and never run out of the right words． So guys, do give food for your thoughts by reading, reading and more reading． 75 Go and get a book! A．Also this makes a significant contribution to your vocabulary．[来源:学*科网] B．Reading can help you make more friends, too． C． The interesting part of the book is stored in your mind as a seed． D．Why not do some reading while you are hungry? E．Now what are you waiting for? F．Hunger of the mind can be actually solved through wide reading． G．Just like your stomach, your mind is also hungry．
笫三部分：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） 阅读下面的短文，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。 You can really tell a lot about people’s character by how they act at the grocery store. I[来源:学*科网] 41 what had happened in a crowded store when there was a 42 of shopping carts a few days ago. A well-dressed man, together with his wife and a child, was 43 a cart when another man stopped him. “Excuse me,” the second man said, “ 44 this cart is what I brought here. It’s mine.” The first guy looked rather 45 and then became annoyed. Instead of 46 , he protested, “But someone took my cart!” At that moment, his wife also glared at him, so he unwillingly 47 his ill-gotten gain. The well-dressed man had 48 the useful saying that “Do to others as you would have others do to you.” 49 , there are often some shoppers who have changed their minds about 50 some items and put what they have chosen on the 51 shelf. They think that the store 52 shop assistants who should put the things they give up 53 . In the opinion of these fellows, does that mean it’s OK for kids to 54 their rubbish on the floor or everywhere because schools employ 55 to clean the hall? In the 56 , there are express-line cheaters who enter the “10 items or less” line with 14 items because they’re in a hurry or 57 because they are unwilling to queue up. They don’t think that someone will 58 them behaving immorally. Even if someone finds them out, they’re ready to 59 that “It depends on what you call an item.” I consider these fellows as a black sheep and there are a small number of such people. In our society we should be 60 , and play by the rules. It is important for us to set a good example to our kids, even in the grocery store. 41. A. believe B. remember C. imagine D. recognize 42. A. loss B. request C. shortage D. picture 43. A. pushing B. carrying C. dragging D. searching 44. A. but B. while C. so D. then
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C. relaxed D. embarrassed C. replying D. quarreling C. doubted about D. thought about C. ignored D. imitated C. Especially D. Exactly C. using D. exchanging C. newest D. cleanest C. supports D. offers C. aside D. out C. throw D. deliver C. assistants D. cleaners C. hospital D. bank C. simply D. nearly C. resist D. challenge C. condemn D. argue C. creative D. considerate 第 II 卷 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（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Imagine falling towards the planet Earth at 61 awesome speed of 300 kilometers per hour. You start your fall from over four kilometers above the Earth. And you have less than one minute before you pull your parachute (降落伞）cord. You are falling 62 fast that just turning your head can send you off 63 a different direction. This is the wild side of a sport that has not found its limit—freeflying. Freeflying 64 (base) on the more traditional skydiving, 65 of which are eye-catching. However, it is more terrifying to watch freeflyers create formations and movements. Freeflyers, 66 the name suggests, enjoy the more spontaneous(即兴的）thrill of doing their own things. The wildest trip for a freeflyers is falling ‘head down’. Falling ‘head first’ requires a great deal of control, which means 67 (travel) not only fast but also steadily. Even the 68 (slight) movement has a great effect on your direction. They wear the amusing jumpsuits, strange helmets and smaller parachutes. 69 (actual), their parachutes are about one quarter the size of the traditional skydiver’s parachutes. It is only in the last few years 70 freeflying has gained any real public acceptance. 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，每句中最多有两赴，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：把多余的词用斜线（＼）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，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限一词。 2．只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 Mistakes are something did, said or believed, as a result of wrong thinking or understanding, lack of knowledges or skills. No one is perfect, but no one makes no mistake. Because many people are afraid of making mistakes, we don’t believe, say or do much. They behaved like this just because they want to make no mistake. As I said, it’s impossible. Being afraid of making mistakes is mistake itself. Only through mistakes can there be discover or progress. Making mistakes for seeking truth is much more better than doing nothing. Mistakes are the best teachers which guide us through difficulties. Don’t let mistakes scare you. Let’s learn on mistakes. 第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假定你是李华，你所在的学校将在暑假期间举办“澳大利亚文化展览”。请你根据以下要点给澳大利 亚朋友 Peterson 写一封信，请他届时前来给你们做一次讲座。
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目的：帮助师生了解澳大利亚文化 内容：简要介绍澳大利亚的风土人情 日期：8 月第一周内任意一天的下午 时间：3:00-5:00，约 2 个小时 注 意：可增加细节,使结构完整,词数不少于 100。开头和结尾已给出，不计入总词数。 Dear Peterson, Our school is planning to hold ______________________________________________[来源:Z-xk.Com] ____________________________________________________________________________ I am looking forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua
南昌二中 2015—2016 学年度上学期第四次考试 高三英语试卷参考答案 听力 1-5 CBCAC 6-10 ABCAB 11-15 CABBA 16.-20 CBACB 阅读理解 BDC DBAC BCAD DABD 七选五： GFCAE 完形： BCAAD ABCAB BABCD ACBDD 短文填空： 61.an 62. so 63. in 64. is based 65.both 66.as 67.travel(l)ing 68.slightest 69.Actually 70 that 改错： Mistakes are something did, said or believed, as a result of wrong thinking or understanding, done lack of knowledges or skills. No one is perfect, but no one makes no mistake. Because many knowledge and people are afraid of making mistakes, we don’t believe, say or do much. They behaved like this They behave just because they want to make no mistake. As I said, it’s impossible. Being afraid of making mistakes is mistake itself. Only through mistakes can there be discover or progress. Making a discovery mistakes for seeking truth is much more better than doing nothing. Mistakes are the best teachers which guide us through difficulties. Don’t let mistakes scare you. Let’s learn on mistakes. that/who from 书面表达： Dear Peterson, Our school is planning to hold an Australian culture show this summer vacation. I’m writing to invite you to give us a lecture about the people and customs on the continent of Australia. We would like to get our teachers and students to learn more about your history and special culture. You may choose any day of the first week in August and give us the talk that afternoon, starting from 3:00 pm. and ending at about 5:00 pm.. Your presence at this occasion will be our greatest honor, and we’re sure your talk will be a success. I am looking forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua