湖北省襄阳市四校 2015 届高三上学期期中考试英语试题
第二部分：词汇知识运用（共两节，满分 30 分） 第一节：多项选择（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 21. It is necessary for websites to check their cooperator’s right
s of the netizens. A. relationship B. reliability C. application D. administration 22. —Do you know why Jane was so angry? —Her roommate gave in to A. consideration B. compromise and opened the letter addressed to her. C. curiosity D. commitment to be wrong sooner to protect their rights and the
23. No one believes that I will achieve my goal, but I’m sure they will or later. A. turn up B. turn out C. turn over D. turn off
24. The romance of Jack and Rose successful films of all time. A. contributed to Incheon(仁川), A. ranking B. appealed to
millions and helped make Titanic one of the most
C. addicted to
D. stuck to
25. The Chinese sports delegation got 151 gold medals in the 17th Asian Games held in first 9 times in a row. B. occupying C. arranging D. classifying
26. Last year at this time, governments around the world spared no efforts to ______ a deadly flu virus that killed scores of people in Mexico and quickly spread around the world. A. deposit B. release C. contain D. ignore enough to know it is going to be a 27. Having been working as a teacher for years, I am
very difficult situation to meet the challenge of the coming entrance examination. A. realistic B. conscious C. sensitive D. flexible negotiation because it solved
28. The spokesman said in the conference that this was a a lot of problems between the two countries. A. protective B. productive C. detective
29. History is the best teacher. It foretells the future to us. A. apparently B. conventionally
records the development path of each country and C. faithfully D. eventually their academic
30. Currently, some colleges are simply selling diplomas to students performance, so we should think twice before we choose them. A. on account of B. in addition to C. regardless of D. on behalf of 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分）
阅读下面短文，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（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。
My husband and I only have one car. So after work I always walk to his office and wait for him to drive me home. One day, while I was waiting for him, a beautiful Cadillac 31 near me. I was busily admiring the car when I 32 the driver. Honestly, she was probably the 33 woman I had ever seen outside of a movie screen. Her eyes were as blue as the sea, and she had 34 like an
even row of pearls. Minutes later, a man came out of the building and walked over to her. They kissed and drove off. Sitting there, 35 have it all. The next week I saw her again, and after that it became almost 37 to see her. I would 39 the car so I in jeans and a T-shirt, I wanted to cry. It is so 36 that some people
38 if she and her husband ate out a lot and where they went. I wanted her to could see her in full length. Did she 40 classy, high-heeled shoes? A few weeks later this question was 41 for me.
I was waiting in my usual spot and the lady ’s husband came over to their car. He opened the door. 42 She 44 the pretty woman walked around to the passenger side--- 43 on a walking cane. one leg with her hands and then the other one; she had a prosthetic(假肢) on her left
leg and a brace(支架)on her right one. As they drove away I began to cry. When my husband arrived I told him about what had 45 . He said he knew her husband and that, when the lady was 12 years old, she had been 46
in a car that got stuck on the railroad tracks. Both her parents were killed. The rail company made a large 47 with her because the crossing had no 48 ; that is why she owned such a nice car. For weeks I had 49 this woman and her way of life. Now I realize how lucky I am. When you meet a person who seems to be much better off than you, don’t be 50 by appearances. 31. A. rang up 32. A. noticed 33. A. proudest 34. A. ears 35. A. covered 36. A. unfair 37. A. strange 38. A. ask B. sped up B. recognized B. prettiest B. hairs B. wrapped B. lonely B. boring B. doubt B. get out of B. like B. presented B. Slowly B. burning` B. patted C. went up C. watched C. wealthiest C. teeth C. dressed C. surprising C. stressful C. wonder C. stay in C. wear C. handled C. Angrily C. leaning C. pressed
D. pulled up D. greeted D. luckiest D. fingers D. put D. touching D. routine D. expect D. pick up D. take D. answered
39. A. stay away from 40. A. purchase 41. A. raised 42. A. Immediately 43. A. putting 44. A. skipped
D. Curiously D. carrying D. lifted
45. A. disappeared 46. A. limited 47. A. arrangement 48. A. signals 49. A. ignored 50. A. prevented
B. happened B. left B. fortune B. stations B. envied B. limited
C. mistaken C. knocked C. settlement C. passengers C. respected C. blocked
D. changed D. trapped D. contract D. announcement D. understood D. fooled
第三部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 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 At first, Rhonda Tormaschy thought her 16-year-old daughter, Cassidy, was joking about opening up an ice cream truck. “We were sitting around one night with her and one of her friends and this is what she approached us with and we kind of thought she wasn’t serious at first,” Rhonda said. But last fall her husband, Chad, started looking for some type of truck, and they found an old school bus in Lincoln, Oregon. The family spent the winter fixing the bus, painting it and transforming it into Ice Cream Express. In order to turn the small, old school bus into an ice cream truck, the family put in a freezer, fridge and sink. “Getting it together was kind of an experience for all of us,” Rhonda said. “We had to go through the health inspector, we had to get signatures from the police department and the fire department.” “The community needed something to lighten up their day and make their day better,” Cassidy said. “I thought that this would be a good way to help everybody through their day.” She visits local businesses at a set time every Thursday and plans to hit up neighborhoods and parks in the evening, as well as serving ice cream at other summer events. Ice Cream Express serves Schwan’s products. “It’s quite a variety,” Cassidy said. “We have everything from the sundae cones to the sandwiches and Italian ice-just about anything.” Now that the truck is up and running, Cassidy hopes her younger sisters will take it over when she leaves for college. “We have a daughter that’s going to be 13 here and that would be a perfect time for her to take it over in the next couple of years-if she wants to,” Rhonda said. “If she doesn’t want to , I think I would probably continue it if it’s still a want and a need in Dickinson.” So far, the reception to Ice Cream Express has been amazing, Rhonda said. “We haven’t had an ice cream bus in this town for years,” Rhonda said. “I think it’s gone over way better than we anticipated it to, which is great.” 51. What did Cassidy’s family have to do to get the ice cream truck prepared? a. Change the engine. b. Paint advertisements on it. c. Put in necessary appliances. d. Get approved by the authorities. A. c d B. b d C. b c D. a b 52. Why did Cassidy decide to serve ice cream? A. To do something special with her friends.
B. To obtain some business experience. C. To bring happiness to her neighborhood. D. To earn more money for her college fees. 53. What is Rhonda’s attitude toward her daughter’s ice cream business? A. Unconcerned. B. Cautious. C. Expectant. D. Enthusiastic. 54. The article is probably . A. an essay B. a news report C. a biography D. an advertisement B Britain and France are separated by the English Channel, a body of water that can be crossed in as few as 20 minutes. But the cultures of the two countries sometimes seem to be miles apart. Last Thursday Britain and France celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of a friendship agreement called The Entente Cordiality. The agreement marked a new beginning for the countries following centuries of wars and a love-hate partnership. But their relationship has seen ups and downs over the past century. Just a few years ago, there were fierce disagreements over the Iraq war-which British Prime Minister Tony Blair supported despite French President Jacques Chirac speaking out against it. This discomfort was expressed in Blair and Chirac’s body language at international meetings. While the French leader often greeted German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder with a hug, Blair just received a handshake. However, some political experts say the war in Iraq could in fact have helped ties. The history of divisions may well be because of the very different ways in which the two sides see the world. But this doesn’t stop 12 million Britons taking holidays in France each year, despite only 3 million French going in the opposite direction. Surveys show that most French people feel closer to the Germans than they do to the British. And research carried out in Britain has found that only a third of the population believes the French can be trusted. Perhaps this bad feeling comes because the British dislike France’s close relationship with Germany, or because the French are not happy with Britain’s close links with the US. Whatever the answer is, as both sides celebrate 100 years of a “doubtful friendship”, they are at least able to make jokes about each other. Here’s one: What’s the best thing about Britain’s relationship with France? The English Channel. 55. What is the article mainly about? A. A new chance for Britain and France to grow closer. B. How British and French people talk to each other. C. The wars between Britain and France throughout history. D. The love-hate relationship between Britain and France. 56. The war in Iraq the relationship between France and Britain. A. helped B. harmed C. neither helped nor harmed D. both helped and harmed 57. According to the article, France has closer ties with . A. Germany B. the US C. Britain D. Iraq 58. What does the last sentence mean? A. As long as the English Channel exists, there will be no further disagreement between France and Britain. B. The English Channel prevents anything unfriendly happening between France and Britain. C. The English Channel separates the two countries.
D. The English Channel is the longest route between France and Britain. C In the hills outside Missoula, Montana, wildlife biologists are looking at how climate change affects something very small: the snowshoe hare. Life for snowshoe hares is pretty stressful-almost everything in the forest wants to eat them. Alex Kumar, a graduate student at the University of Montana, lists the animals that are hungry for hares. “Lynx(山猫), foxes, coyotes(土狼),[… even] red squirrels(松鼠).” Kumar and field technician Tucker Seitz spend months searching these woods for hares, often listening for signals from hares they’ve already put radio collars(项圈) on. They catch other hares with wire traps(陷阱) about the size of a breadbox, with some apples as bait(诱饵). Most of the hares they track live less than a year—a hazard(风险) of being what Kumar calls “the cheeseburger of the ecosystem.” But snowshoe hares have a special skill: camouflage. They’re brown during the summer, but turn white for the snowy winter months. “There’re times when you’re tracking them and you know they’re really, really close, and you just can’t find them,” he says. Hares switch color in the spring and fall in response to light, when the days get longer or shorter. But if the snow comes late, you get a white hare on brown ground. “And they really think that they’re camouflaged, ” Kumar says. “They act like we can’t see them.” Kumar calls this “mismatching”, and it’s becoming more of a concern with climate change. “If the hares are consistently molting(脱毛)at the same time, year after year, and the snowfall comes later and melts earlier, there’s going to be more and more times when hares are mismatched,” he says. Scott Mills of North Carolina State University leads the research. He says they’re finding that mismatched hares die at higher rates. That’s a concern for the threatened Canada lynx, which mainly eats these hares. “It’s a very clear connection to a single climate change stressor,” Mills says. Hares might be able to adapt over time. Some snowshoe hares in Washington State don’t turn white at all. Mills is trying to figure out whether hares and other wildlife can adapt as fast as the climate is changing. “But how fast is too fast?” he asks. 59. Alex Kumar and his classmates catch snowshoe hares in order to find out A. the hares’ natural enemies B. the influence of climate change on the hares’ lives C. why the hares change fur colors regularly D. how the ecosystem in the woods works 60. The word “camouflage” (Paragraph 6) is closest in meaning to A. hiding because they B. escaping . C. fighting . D. scaring .
61. According to the passage, snowshoe hares can now be easily discovered by their enemies A. change their fur color to white too late
B. haven’t adapted to climate change C. can no longer adapt to the change of light in spring and fall D. find it more and more difficult to molt at the same time each year 62. Which best describes Mills’ tone in the passage? A. Approving. B. Concerned. C. Enthusiastic. D Only after the straight-talking repairman handed me the bill and waved goodbye did I finally acknowledge the painful truth: Our 20-year-old clothes dryer was not going to last. I turned to my husband. “He says we’re throwing good money after bad,” I sighed. “I think he’s right.” “When do you want to go shopping for a new one?” my husband asked. I glanced out the window, appreciating the sunlight dancing on the big-leaf maples in our backyard. Perfect drying weather. Suddenly, I recalled my mother hanging laundry on a clothesline during my childhood. My sister and I had played hide-and-seek among the sweet-smelling sheets waving in the wind. I suddenly had a plan. After the wash cycle, we covered the maples with damp blue jeans, shirts, socks and towels. The only things that didn’t go outside were my underpants. And I persuaded my shameless husband to let his big boxer shorts(男式平角短裤) stay indoors, too. There is a secret pleasure to hanging laundry outdoors. It is the perfect excuse to get up from the computer. While checking on the laundry in the backyard, I could commune(亲近) not only with cotton T-shirts, but also my cats. I could watch cautious deer run through the yard with their young, listen to nervous squirrels in trees and observe a family of wild turkeys by the road. I returned to my desk refreshed. And, except for the sandpaper feel of sun-dried bath towels, the drying method was a complete success. When autumn came, I’d scan the horizon each day to evaluate the chances of sun-drying. One morning I saw rain clouds. I had a load of wet clothes in my arms and no place to put them. I found my husband. Together we hung laundry throughout the house. Then my husband gave me a hug and a smile. “I think it ’s time to buy a dryer…” he said, “… like, today.” “Good idea,” I said, just as the infamous Oregon rain started. Our sun-dried laundry habit was finished for the season. 63. Why did the author want to try sun-drying? a. Her husband insisted. c. Their dryer wasn’t working. d. She had good childhood memories of using a clothesline.
b. She wanted to cut expenses.
A. b c
B. c d
C. a c d
D. b c d
64. What could the straight-talking repairman have said to the author? A. “Continue to use it even if it is old.” B. “You should have taken better care of your dryer.” C. “You shouldn’t have wasted money on repairing your dryer.” D. “Just buy a new dryer even if it’s very expensive.” 65. What was the biggest benefit that sun-drying brought to the author besides dry clothes? A. She loves sun-dried bath towels. B. She felt healthier and closer to nature. C. She could bathe in the sunshine, too. D. It gave her a break from her hard work. 66. Which of the following is TRUE according to the article? A. The author has stopped sun-drying since autumn started. B. The author later became fed up with the trouble of hanging up her clothes. C. The author listened to weather reports every day when autumn came. D. The author realized sun-drying was seasonal and thus had its disadvantages. E Everyone wants to achieve true happiness in life. But the biggest factor holding most of us back is actually our own selves. The Huffington Post released a list of seven mistakes we need to let go of in order to become happier people. Let’s take a look. 1. Placing too much emphasis on fulfillment (成就感) Those who put a lot of pressure on themselves to be happy feel more lonely on a daily basis than those who do not, according to research conducted at the University of Denver, US. 2. Keeping it all in Keeping it all together during tough times can hurt you. Crying is the body’s emotional response to outside triggers (诱因). By suppressing it, you may be damaging your mental and physical health. 3. Looking at your smart phone all the time Connecting with others may be the key to happiness, but a recent University of Michigan study found that the more time participants spent on social networking sites, the less happy they felt. 4. Not moving It’s no secret that a healthy lifestyle is a big part of happiness. Something as simple as a walk can help you increase your creativity and expose you to essential vitamins. 5. Not reflecting on the past In a 2012 study on nostalgia (怀旧) and emotion, participants reported a higher sense of physiological (生理的) comfort when they looked back on the past. Affection for heartwarming memories helps people relate their past experiences to the present in order to create a greater sense of meaning. 6. Resisting change
A study on the psychology of choices shows that the human brain naturally tries to avoid loss – but that resistance can cause stress. Whether it’s fear of the unknown or fear of losing what you currently have, the pressure to hold on to the present can harm your future life satisfaction. 7. Not being mindful Setting aside time for meditation (沉思) allows your body to relax, cultivates (培养) an attitude of gratitude (感恩) and lowers your stress level, according to researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, US. 67. What is the main purpose of the article? A. To inform readers of the benefits of being happy. B. To explain why our happiness depends on our own actions. C. To point out the things we do that prevent us from being happy. D. To discuss some typical characteristics of happy people. 68. The underlined word “suppressing” in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to ______. A. speaking of B. holding back C. thinking about D. taking no notice of 69. According to the article, to be a happy person, it is important for us to ______. A. set goals and achieve as much as we can B. avoid recalling the past C. do exercise in our spare time D. spend more time on social networking sites 70. According to the article, meditation is helpful mainly because ______. A. it increases our creativity B. it makes us less afraid of the unknown C. it helps us relax and thus reduce our stress D. it allows us to relate our past experiences to the present 第四部分：书面表达（共两节，满分 50 分） 第一节：完成句子（共 10 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下列各小题，根据汉语提示，用句末括号内的英语单词完成句子，并将答案写在答 题卡上的相应题号后。 71. You’ll never imagine in SanYa. (fun) 你永远无法想像当我在三亚旅游时，在海里游泳是多么有趣。 72. It remains to be seen 我们何时登上月球还是个未知数。 73. Professor Li, one of raise children. (work) 李教授将给我们作育儿报告，他有个儿子在国外工作。 abroad, will give us a lecture on how to on the moon. (land) to swim in the sea when I was travelling
74. He handed in his paper 我考试还没做到一半，他就交卷了。 75. Too many houses
half of the paper. (finish)
in the past three years, so the prices are
sure to fall. (build) 在过去的三年中，人们建了太多房子，因此，房价下跌已成必然。 76. You a lot of time reading the report; it is out of date. (spend)
你本不必花大量的时间去读这个报告，因为已经过时了。 77. My teacher a long time to get used to it. (make) 老师规定我们每早 5：30 起床，过了好长时间我才适应。 78. On a bus, you should not occupy the seats specially disabled. (reserve) 在公共汽车上，人们不应占专为老年人和残疾人预留的位子。 79. It is suggested that the chemistry plant 人们认为化工厂必须搬出这个城镇。 80. Hardly 我刚走进教室，铃响了。 into the classroom when the bell rang. (step) out of the town.（move） the old and to get up at 5:30 in the morning. It took me quite
第二节：短文写作（共 1 题；满分 30 分） 请你根据下列提示，用英语写一篇短文，谈谈“感恩”的意义。 When we grow up, we often get a lot of love, support and help from our teachers, friends as well as our parents. However, we seldom express our gratitude to them. Being grateful to others is what we shouldn’t forget. 注意：①无须写标题； ②除诗歌外，文体不限； ③内容必须结合具体事例； ④文中不得透露个人姓名及班级名称； ⑤词数不少于 120 左右，如引用提示语则不计入总词数。
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短文写作： One possible version: As middle school students, not only should we acquire knowledge but also we should have good qualities. I think expressing our gratitude to people who helped us is one of the good qualities we must possess. Two years ago, my classmate, Wang Wei ran into difficulty because his father was diagnosed with lung cancer. His father ’s illness added to his family ’s trouble, so Wang Wei was in danger of dropping out of school. After learning about his bad situation, our head teacher gave him timely help by allowing him to continue his schooling without any tuition. With the help of the teacher and classmates, Wang has finished school. Just before this important exam he wrote us a letter expressing his sincere thanks for what we have done. We were deeply moved by his letter. Being grateful to people who helped and supported us is what we are supposed to keep in mind forever.
A 篇： 51. A。 文中提到了“put in a freezer, fridge, sink”, “get signatures from the police department and the fire department”,分别对应 c 项的 necessary appliances 和 d 项的 approved by authority. 至于 b 项中的 advertisement,文中并没有说到,因此不能选择.最终应该选择 cd 两项,故选 A。 52. C。从文中第五段“ The community needed something to lighten up their day and make their day better ”以及第六段中“hit up neighborhoods and parks”可以看出冰激凌车的目的是要 让社区更好，与“bring happiness to her neighborhood”相对应，所以应该选 C。 53. D。 文章最后三段说到 Rhonda 可能会继续经营冰激凌车， 如果她的女儿不在这的话， 还有“amazing”， “great”等词语都说用 Rhonda 对此是很有热情的， 对应 enthusiastic,所以选 D。 54. B。本文只是叙述了一件事情，并没有想要反驳或推销，因此可以排除 A 和 D。C 是 传说，文章并没有想要着重写一个人，也可以排除。而且这件事是新近发生的并且很有趣， 更有可能出现在当地的报纸上，所以应该选 B。 B 篇： 55.D。全文主要说明英国和法国之间的复杂关系，“a love-hate partnership”，既是近邻， 彼此间又有很多分歧。 56.B。文章第三段主要说了英法关系的 ups and downs，其中举了伊拉克的例子使两国 关系产生“However, some political experts say the war in Iraq could in fact have helped ties”，伊 拉克战争本来可以加强两国的联系，但实际上却起了反作用，could have done 表示“本来可 以做但实际上没有做” ，所以 B 正确。 57. A。从第四段“most French people feel closer to the Germans”和“this bad feeling comes because the British dislike France’s close relationship with Germany ”可判断 A 正确。 58. C。文章的核心是说明英法两国之间的分歧，最后一句话再次点明，英吉利海峡分隔 的这两个国家大不同。 C 篇： 59. B。由第一段的“wildlife biologists are looking at how climate change affects something very small: the snowshoe hare”可知正确答案为 B。 60. A。第六段中紧跟着 camouflage 的那句话“ They ’re brown during the summer, but turn white for the snowy winter months”,以及接下来的那一段起到了解释说明的作用， 说明雪鞋兔 会根据季节来变色，不容易被找到。A 是“躲藏” ，B 是“逃脱” ，C 是“战斗” ，D 是“惊吓” ， 故选 A。 61. B。由倒数第三、四、五段可知，雪鞋兔目前面对的最大的生存危机是它们变色的时 间与季节变化不同步，说明它们还未能适应气候变化。 62. B。倒数第三段中 Mills 描述了现状，并提出了担忧“He says they ’re finding that mismatched hares…which mainly eats these hares.”， 再结合最后一段他的疑问可以推出他的语 气是“担心的” ，故选 B。 D 篇： 63. B。从文章第一段可知烘干机坏掉了，从下文中 “Suddenly, I recalled my mother hanging laundry…among the sweet-smelling sheets waving in the wind.”作者童年对晾衣绳有很 美的回忆，所以 cd 正确，选择 B。 64. C。 本题考查的是对“He says we’re throwing good money after bad”这句话的理解。 Bad 在这里指的是 the broken dryer, 所以选择 C。
65. B。从文中可知作者认为她可以借此机会远离电脑，亲近猫和其它各种小动物，所以 选择 B。 66. D。从文中可知，秋天到来的时候，作者每天都会看天气是否合适晾衣服可知作者 还在晾衣服，并且并没有厌烦，所以 AB 项错误。作者是自己看天气而并非听天气矛盾，所 以 C 项错误。 67-70 略. 完成句子评分细则 71. ① what fun it was 考查宾语从句、感叹句 ② what fun it is 语序正确，时态错误 ③ what fun 错误或写成 how fun ,缺 it was 72．① when we’ll land 考查主语从句 ② when we land 语序正确，时态错误 ③ when we’ll land 时态或语序错误 73. ① whose sons works /is working 考查定语从句 ② whose sons works/is working 语序正确，时态错误 ③ whose 错误，whose sons works/is working 语序错误 74. ① before I finished/could finish 考查状语从句 ② before I finish /had finished/have finished ③ before 错误, 缺少 75. ① have been built 考查时态，语态（现在完成时的被动式） ② 时态，语态错误 76. ① needn’t have spent 考查情态动词 ② spent 拼写错误其它正确 ③ 其它错误 77. ① made it a rule (for us) 考查 it 形式宾语 ② 不定冠词错误 ③ 时态错误 ④ 其它错误 78. reserved for 考查非谓语 79. (should) be moved 考查虚拟语气，答案唯一 80. ① had I stepped 考查倒装 ② stepped 未双写 短文写作评分标准请参照湖北省高考评分标准。 2分 1分 0分 2分 1分 0分 2分 1分 0分 2分 1分 0分 2分 0分 2分
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