洛阳市 2015——2016 学年高中三年级期中考试 英语试卷(A)
第一部分听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 做题时，现将答案标在试卷上，录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答 案转涂到答题卡上。 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 does the man like doing? A. Cooking. B. Shopping. C. Eating. 2. Where does the conversation most probably take place? A. At the man’s. B. At the woman's. C. At the cinema. 3. What season is it when they are talking? A. Spring. B. Autumn. C. Winter . 4．Whose is the novel? A. Alice's. B. The man's. C. The woman’s. 5. What are they talking about? A.A film. B.A lecture. C.A book, 第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 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。每段对话或独自读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. Which sport does the woman like? A. Chess. B. Jogging. C. Swimming. 7.Why does the man swim? A. For competition. B. For health. C. For fun. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. When did the man like reading science fictions? A．When he was five. B. When he was a teenager. C. When he was at the elementary school. 9. What kind of books does the man like reading now? A. Mystery stories. B. Romance stories. C. Detective stories. 10. What's the conversation mainly about? A. Writing. B. Listening. C. Reading. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. Which writer does the woman admire? A. Jack London. B.0.Henry. C. Mark Twain.
12. When was Jack London born? A. In 1916, B. In 1897. C.I n 1876. 13. What will the woman do? A. Read Love of Life. B. Write a novel. C. Go to the library, 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14. Why isn't the woman interested in traveling? A. It's too tiring. B. It's too expensive. C. It's too boring. 15. According to the speaker, what does country music emphasize most ? A. The voice, B. The arrangement. .C. The story. 16. What do the speakers think of having a hobby? A．It keeps you active. B．It makes you busy. C．It keeps you modem. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Who does Tom live with? A. His mother. B. His father. C. His aunt. 18. Where does Tom get lost? A. On an island. B. In the mountain. C. In a cave. 19. Who is the hero of the book? A. Joe. B. Tom. C. Becky. 20. What does the speaker want you to do? A. Read the book. B. Help Tom. C. See the movie. 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 I never forget my mother is a strong woman. She came to America when she was 12 - old enough to remember her language. She achieved scores and grades high enough to be admitted to Duke University. With a degree in computer science, she finally became the manager of a company in New York. My mother could give fluent speeches, saying "wolves" correctly. It was my mother who always stressed the importance of language .From the time l was born,1 was read to.1 would fall asleep to the sounds of my parents' voices, whether it was my dad's softly accented, or my mother's clear English. The flow of language was unbroken, and whether in Chinese or English, the stream of communication flowed through our house. One October morning in the sixth grade, after my mother had left to catch the train to the city ,I left the house for the bus stop.1 was surprised when I saw our car, the door hanging open. As I drew closer, I saw my mother lying on the ground. In the hospital, it was hard to believe that the lady who lay before me was my mom. My mother could not remember my name. As the leaves changed colors ,it became clear that the stroke(中风) had created a wall between my mother's mind and mouth; her mind was not any less clear, but the words she said were not what she meant. . .' The battle my mother faced taught me the importance of language. Without it, identity does not exist; relationships cannot be formed; stories cannot be told; directions cannot be
given, and knowing anything about anyone is impossible. Without language, communication cannot take place. Without language, one cannot express the beauty of a sunset or the kindness of a stranger. The world would pass us by in silence. . 21.What can we know from the second paragraph? A. The author was taught to read since she was born. . B. The author's father spoke English well. C. The author couldn't fall asleep without being read to. D. The author's parents taught her language by talking a lot. 22. According to the last two paragraphs, what was the author's mom unable to do? ' A. Think clearly. B. Express herself well. ' C. Speak. D. Open her mouth. 23. What is this passage mainly about? A. A strong mother. B. The importance of teaching language. C. A family disaster. D. The significance of language. B Environment Awareness Week Regal Convention Centre, Halls 1— 4 . 24 - 30 March 2015 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Free admission for all! Save the environment, Save our future Our environment needs help. With the participation of more than 50 organizations. Environment Awareness Week is the biggest public education event dedicated to environmental protection and conservation. Don't miss it! Come and know more about: The Threats to Earth ( Hall 1) -What is global warning? How serious is pollution? Learn about different environmental problems from our university students. Protect our environment ! The Search for Renewable Energy ( Hall 2)一 Can we get electricity from wind, solar energy, waves ,rivers and underground heat? Get the answers from Solar Ace, Teflon. Touch Wind Resources and other participants. The Quest for Freshwater ( Hall 3)-Is the shortage of freshwater worsening? What are Singapore's solutions for treating waste water? Hear from Flow Technologies, HydroMax Solutions and other participants. The 3 Rs to Save Earth ( Hall 4)-How can we REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE to cut down household wastes ? I Find out from the Global Gaia Network, Earth Foundation and other participants.
24. Who is the organizer of the event? A. Global Gaia Network. B. Clean Energy Agency. C. Green Earth Foundation. D. International Environment Fund. 25. If you are interested in renewable energy resources ,which hall should you go to? A. Hall 1 B. Hall2. . C. Hall3. D. Ha114. 26.What does "3 Rs" stand for? A. Read , Realize and Remember. B. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. . C. Green Earth Foundation. D. Global Gaia Network. ' 27. What can we know about the event? A. It will last a week and the halls- will be open 10 hours a day. B. You can send an email to Mrs. Daisy Soh for more information. . C. Each hall charges the same expense as the others. . D. Lectures in Hall 3 will be given by university students. , C Our pets have moved several times and usually the moves are across the country or even to a new country. This means we normally fly them and have. over the years, come up with some tips on how to ensure they arrive safely.' If you haven't decided yet on how best to move your pets, I usually think about which situation will be less stressful. Keep in mind that when you fly pets and are not flying with them, that is, they won't be on the same flight as you, your pets must be checked in at cargo (托运货物处) at least three hours before departure time. Add this time to die flight time, plus another hour at the destination to have them released from cargo. Sometimes it is less time for your pets to drive them rather than fly. Also, check with your vet(兽医) to see if flying is safe for your pet. In our situation, one of our cats has a heart condition and our vet does not recommend flying due to the stress involved and the change in air pressure ( altitude). If you are planning on moving your cats by flying them to your home, be aware that most airlines will insist you use an IATA ( International Air Transport Association) approved carrier to transport your pet. The requirements of an IATA approved carrier are based on species needs and animal size. The IATA Live Animals Regulations describe minimum standards for carrier construction for all types of animals, ranging from insects to elephants. Also, space for your animal should be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Most airlines have restrictions on the number of animals they carry per flight. Only small dogs and cats can travel in the cabin with you or if the airline will not allow this due to space limitations, your pets will be sent as special baggage in a heated and ventilated (通风的) hold. The hold provides a quiet and darkened area, which can be less stressful than a noisy cabin. 28.What can we know about your pets according to the second paragraph? A. I must be inspected before boarding, B. they fly with you on the same flight. C. They can reduce your stress with you. D. They should be hidden through the customs. .
29.Why should you consult your vet? A. To ask them to provide a document for flying B. Because the pets may be at risk while flying. C. To ask them to look after your pet. D. Because your cat is unfit for flying. ' 30. What should you do after having decided to move your pet by air? A. Get enough food and water for it. B. Make it take up only small place, C. Rent an IATA approved carrier in time. . D. Set up International Air Transport Association. 31. What's the main idea of the passage? A. How to keep your pet safe. . B. How to deal with your pet. . C. How to travel with your pet. D. How to fly your pet. D Sometimes life becomes a little dull. What used to be fun and different becomes boring. That is the time to look for something new. It is the time for a big idea to get your mind off everyday life. So why not search for extra-terrestrial (地球外的) intelligence? Or even better, why not get your computer to do it for you? Over two million people have joined the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence ( SETI) project. Based in California, the SETI project analyzes information taken from a giant radio telescope based in South America. Its task is to look for signals from outer space that might prove that life exists on other planets. Processing this information is far too big a job for one computer. So the SETI project workers divide the work among volunteers who visit their website, Each computer gets some information to work out from the SETI network through the Internet. This process is often known as " meta-computing" . It is a wonderful thought. You are sleeping, eating a meal or going out with friends. All this time, your computer is searching the stars for signs that might show something is out there trying to get in touch. Volunteers are proud of being involved in the SETI project. It shows that they understand the potential of computing. They know that it is more than just a way of working or playing games. Meta-computing may also be creating intelligence as well as looking for it. This idea is based on the theory that human intelligence is created by the way in which different parts of the brain communicate with each other. As the saying goes, "The whole is more than the sum of its parts .”People who join the SETI project sometimes wonder whether their computer will become part of a huge network that has learned to think for itself. 32. According to the writer, why may meta-computing be creating intelligence? A. Because human beings are intelligent. B. Because a computer works as the brain does.. C. Because of a network of many computers. D. Because of the number of computers. 33.In which part of a magazine could we probably find this passage? A. Science. B. Communication. C. Entertainment. D. Health. 34. What does the under Lined word "it" in the last paragraph refer to?
A. Extra-terrestrial intelligence B. Human intelligence. C. The SETI project. D. Meta-computing. 35. What does the passage mainly tell us about? A.A new way to work on the computer. B.A new way to work and play games. C.A new way to search for life outside the earth. D.A new way to make life interesting and different. 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。 The world welcomes 2015 ！ From New Zealand to New York, the world eagerly celebrated the New Year. 36 The islands of Samoa and Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean and places located near the International Date Line mark the dawn of the New Year . As celebrations spread westward, fireworks lit up the night sky in towns and cities around the world; as revelers(狂欢者)partied on the streets. 37_In many European countries as well as in Coney Island New York, swimmers braved freezing water temperatures for a dip in the ocean or lake on January l. In Rome, Italy, divers jumped off the 59 foot high Cavour bridge into the Tiber River. Londoners rang in the New Year with a massive fireworks display with dozens of rockets lighting up the night sky. 38 A torchlight procession led by men dressed as Vikings kicks off four days of Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. The procession ends with the burning of a Viking long ship. Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year. Street festivals are held on each day ending up with a fireworks display. In New York, thousands gathered to witness a huge ball with more than 30,000 lights descend at midnight.__39 It was to attract crowds to celebrate the paper's new headquarters. The ball has dropped every year since then except during the wartime years of 1942 and 1943. 40 However, now 2,688 crystal(水晶)triangles decorate this lighted ball. A. The first ball was made of iron. B. "Hogmanay" is New Year's eve in Scotland. C. The Scots' celebration of New Year is also called "Hogmanay". D. The New York Times was an organizer of the New Year's Day celebration. E. People hope for a better future after a year of diseases, struggles and disasters. F. In some parts of the world, the New Year's day celebrations were rather unusual. G. This tradition was adopted by the New York Times(after which the square is named) in 1908. 第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，选出可以填人空白 处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Pooja Dhingra should have been a lawyer. But while studying____41 at university in Mumbai, she decided to quit her major and to something more 42 . Remembering helping her mother in the 43 during her childhood, she decided to work with food instead of legal cases. So she 44 her parents to let her go to study cooking.
One day, her friends took her to one of the best macaron（杏仁小圆饼）shops in Paris. After just one 45 ,Ms Dhingra determined that when she 46 to Mumbai she would open her own macaron store, the first of its kind in India. Upon graduation, she started 47 macarons in her parents' kitchen, but it was a complete 48 .The hot and wet weather in Mumbai made it 49 to make delicious cakes. After 60 failed 50 ,she finally got an ideal recipe. 51 being both young and female meant she faced additional__52 ."The biggest problem was to get people to take you _53 ． ”she tells us. "For example, 54 I had to buy machinery, I would have to ask my father to make these calls for me. " However, she 55 opened her first shop in 2010. To 56 sales in a city where very. few people knew what a macaron was, Ms Dhingra _ 57 free samples to customers. The cakes . were immediately popular, and sales soon took off thanks to the 58 evaluation. . Now, Ms Dhingra is the 59 of three busy macaron shops. She has planned to 60 her business across the country. One newspaper article called her " the macaron queen of India" . 41. A. design B. law C. literature D. medicine 42. A. creative B. confident C. enthusiastic D. effective 43. A. bedroom B. study C. kitchen D. basement 44. A. reminded B. warned C. forgave D. convinced 45. A. drink B. effort C. breath D. bite 46. A. replied B. traveled C. returned D. walked 47, A. eating B. making C. bringing D. selling 48. A. comfort B. honor C. failure D. success 49. A. appealing B. difficult C. smooth D. available . . 50.A. competences B. assumptions C. statements D. attempts 51. A.Yet B. Still C. Even D. Just 52. A, praises B. sacrifices C. tasks D. challenges 53. A. slightly B. pleasantly C. seriously D. peacefully ' 54. A. if' B. after C. though D. unless 55. A. eventually B. suddenly C. eagerly D. unwillingly . 56. A. check B, promote C. ban D. decrease 57. A. put away B. smoothed away C. cleared away . D. gave away 58. A. negative B. positive C. plain D. critical 59. A. customer ' B. inventor C. driver D. owner 60. A. expand B. sell C. abandon D. protect
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第三部分英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第二节（共 10 小题：每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填人适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。将答 案填写在答题卡的相应位置。 I was nine years old when I learnt to ride a bike. The bike was a birthday present from my uncle. You can imagine how 61 (excite)I was when I saw the bike, and I begged my
uncle to teach me how 62 (ride) it right away. However, before I got on the bike ,I felt 63 (extreme) nervous and l was afraid that l would fall off and hurt 64 (me). My uncle held onto the seat and helped me to get 65 the bike. While l was riding, he was running along beside me, holding the seat so I would not fall over .I was so 66 (grate) to him for his help. As I was practicing , I became more and more confident. Then, I heard my uncle shouting, "You are riding it by yourself now !"I was both excited and scared .I was really riding by myself, but 67 if I fell off? Could I use the brakes to stop? As I was wondering about this, my uncle ran after me and got hold of the bike . I 68 (slow) down and came to a stop. N1y heart was still beating fast when I got off the bike. 69 that day, having learnt how to get on the bike and get off it ,I felt like l was walking on air! I am still thankful to my uncle for teaching me to ride a bike on my 70 (nine) birthday. 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问交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中 共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。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(Λ )，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：在错的词下画一横线，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仅限一词。 2．只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 As I watched', Eggy sat back down on her chair, she took up his history book. But although she tried to read them, and much as she tried to concentrate, her eyes kept glanced up at those old photographs. There was photographs of me on my own and some photograph of the two of us together. There was also the photo of when Eggy was small and when l was only a baby-maybe I'd even just been born in. In the photo Eggy was holding me, under Dad's help, while Mum looked rather nervously, as if worried that Eggy might, drop me. 第二节书面表达（满分 25 分） 假定你是一名来自中国的交换生李平，现在英国学习。你从网站上了解到 Ms. Wilson 有房屋出租，你给她写一封邮件，包含以下内容： 1．打算合租； 2．要求（厨房、家俱等） ； 3．其它（租金；看房时间、 、路线等） 。 注意：1.字数 100 左右，邮件的开头和结尾已给出； 2．可适当增加细节，使行文流畅。 Dear Ms. Wilson， My friend and I are very interested in the house you advertised on the website.
Best wishes. Yours sincerely, Li Ping