2016 届江苏省扬州中学、泰州中学高三上学期 12 月联考试题 英语
2015.12 第一卷 （选择题，共 85 分） 第一部分：听力 第一节（共 5 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 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. How long has the man run in his old running shoes? A. 300miles. B. 400 miles. C. 500 miles. 2. Why does the man think the woman should join him? A. He thinks she will have more fun. B. He wants to meet her roommate. C. He thinks it?s safer to go in a large group. 3. Who are the speakers? A. Teacher and student. B. Boss and employee. C. Salesperson and client. 4. What does the man say about his neighbor? A. He is humorous. B. He is not handsome. C. He is very successful. 5. What makes the man appreciate his dog? A. The dog protects his house. B. The dog is easy to take care of. C. The dog helps him get exercise. 第二节（共 15 小题：每小题 1 分，满分 15 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。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. What are the speakers mainly discussing? A. Smoking. B. Building styles. C. The use of balconies. 7. What will the speakers do tonight? A. Cook together. B. Go out. C. Dance on the balcony. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. Why do colleges require the SAT? A. To compare students easily. B. To see if their schools are good. C. To see if students are fluent in English. 9. What does the woman recommend? A. Taking several classes. B. Taking each test once for practice. C. Buying some books to prepare for the tests. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How did the man lose weight? A. By avoiding meat. B. By eating big salads for dinner. C. By eating enough vegetables at each meal. 11. For which meal does the man have mushrooms? A. Breakfast. B. Lunch. C. Dinner. 12. What does the woman think about the man?s diet? A. It sounds difficult to stick to. B. He should give up junk food. C. He eats an unhealthy amount of vegetables. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. How many children do the speakers have? A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. 14. What does the woman like about the kitchen?
A. It?s bright. B. It?s big. C. It looks modern. 15. What is the woman concerned about? A. The size of the house. B. The price of the house. C. The location of the house. 16. What did the man suggest at last? A. Buying this house. B. Living in another community. C. Keeping the old job. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Which is among “The Big Three” sports in America? A. Volleyball. B. Soccer. C. Baseball. 18. How many people play soccer in the United States, according to the speaker? A. Over 100 million people. B. About 25 million people. C. About 20% of the total population. 19. Why do most parents want their children to play soccer? A. It is very safe. B. It starts at an older age. C. It is easier to learn than football. 20. What can we learn about the culture of youth soccer? A. It is getting very competitive. B. It is being changed by money. C. It puts more importance on teamwork. 第二部分：单项填空（共 15 小题，每小题 1 分；满分 15 分） 21. Some people think it ________ privilege to study abroad, but it doesn't make _______ sense if you go when you even cannot look after yourself. A. a; / A. all of them worn B. a; the C. the; / B. all were wearing D. the; a 22. The athletes were all standing by the skating field, _________skating suits． C. all of whom wearing D. all wearing 23. The school, more than 90 percent of whose graduates are usually admitted into key universities, enjoys an excellent _______. A. occupation B. reputation C. contribution D. foundation 24. Harry telephoned to the airport to_________ whether Flight 24 for San Francisco is departing on time. A. prove B. ensure C. confirm D. identify 25. The police have reached some ________ conclusions about the possible cause of the accident. The exact cause is still under investigation. A. authentic B. precise C. confidential D. tentative 26. Time can never ________ from people in London the sadness and heartache caused by those recent terrorist attacks. A. turn away B. give away C. wipe away D. put away 27. A nature reserve for white－flag dolphins was set up in 1992, ________ boats have been prohibited from sailing around since then. A. where B. which C. when 28. On her next birthday, Jane ______married for thirty years. A. is B. will be C. has been 29. I have already forgotten ______ you bought the computer. A. that it was when C. when was it that A. the price of three times B. that was it when D. when it was that B. three times the price
D. what D. will have been
30. A new iphone costs about _________of a second-hand one．
C. as much as the three times price
D. three times more than the price
31. You ______ scold such a pupil who always keeps silent so seriously that you ______ hurt him. A. should; can A. It existed B. may; will B. There existed C. mustn?t; may C. They had D. can?t; must D. There had 32. _________ a certain doubt among the students as to the necessity of the work.
33. Jim who is now our English teacher once ________ as a manager in an international cooperation for 5 years. A. worked A. so A. It all depends C. You’ve got me there B. had worked B. because C. was working C. while B.I mean it D. So will you D. has worked D. or 34. My father did buy the CD, ________ he actually doesn?t appreciate the music in it at all. 35. —Can I really get a car as a reward if I win the race?—Absolutely!________.
第三部分：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 请认真阅读下面短文，从短文后个题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上 将该项涂黑。 The professor?s house， big and untidy， stood alone at one end of a huge garden.The place was totally uncared for, quite 36 and overgrown with all sorts of useless things. I 37 38 my way through bushes and tall weeds 39 to the front door and rang the bell. I was glad that I had found him. In twenty minutes he that had puzzled me. I was on the very fond of gardening, I see.” “No, I?m not,” he said. “ 41 touch it at all.” “It could be made lovely. It that way?” said I. “I don?t. I lived here when I was a child, and I had see. Unfortunately, he wasn?t 46 45 of gardening then. It was my father ?s hobby，you 47 by enough to do it himself. My brother and I did all of it between us year after 43 a pity to let all this ground go to waste. But perhaps you don?t 44 , I love this garden, though. It?s 42 I always wanted it to be. I never 40 me right on all the of leaving when I looked out of his study window and said, “You?re
year. There was one right way and many wrong ways. Each blade (叶片) of grass was an enemy to be hand, not just cut off. I?ve spent a good part of life at work here.” “I see. You took a dislike to it, and now you?re getting even!” “I dislike it. Then, of course, I didn ?t understand the place I was fight to a boy.” “And now it?s yours，you?re just letting it go to...” “ 51 ?” he said. “No，I don?t agree with that. This garden and I are now the best friends. I like grow 53 its own way. I make no demands on it. I never disturb it, and it never disturbs me. It has 50 48 it had. It used to 49
me. It appeared in my dreams—a mistake here, something not quite straight here, the enemy showing its head in a to have cleaned. The work was too much. It seemed endless. The size of the place was itself a
and so have I.” “But the path is over grown. It?s inconvenient for you，isn?t it?” “That?s part of my 55 ,” he laughed. “You can go out the back way. The weeds are shorter there because they don?t get the sun.” 36. A. wild B. crazy C. large
37. A. lost 38. A. let 39. A. gardening 40. A. time 41. A. Even if 42. A. as 43. A. seems 44. A. recognize 45. A. fond 46. A. interested 47. A. fought against 48. A. effect 49. A. astonish 50. A. thought 51. A. Sell 52. A. noticing 53. A. on 54. A. freedom
B. felt B. put B. plants B. point B. So B. where B. is B. sense B. short B. fit B. cleared up B. reason B. shock B. supposed B. Develop B. attending B. in B. time
C. took C. taught C. problems C. permission C. As though C. why C. proves C. see C. free C. content C. rooted out C. cause C. worry C. ordered C. Ruin C. watering C. with C. sunlight
D. made D. explained D. solution D. request D. Even so D. whether D. sounds D. know D. enough D. demanding D. cut down D. result D. disappoint D. expected D.Grow D. watching D. of D. space
55. A. life B. pleasure C. job D. research 第四部分：阅读理解（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） A Here are some of the world?s most impressive subways． The Tokyo Metro and Toei Lines Features: The Tokyo Metro and Toei lines that compose Tokyo?s massive subway system carry almost 8 million people each day, making it the busiest system in the world. The system is famous for its oshiya--- literally, “pusher”--- who shove passengers into crowded subway cars so the doors can close. And you think your commute is hell． Features: The Moscow Metro has some of the most beautiful stations in the world. The best of them were built during the Stalinist era and feature chandeliers, marble moldings and elaborate murals. With more than 7 million riders a day, keeping all that marble clean has got to be a burden. Features: The Hong Kong MTR has the distinction of being one of the few subway systems in the world that actually turns a profit. It?s privately owned and uses real estate development along its tracks to increase income and ridership. It also introduced “Octopus cards” that allow people to not only pay their fares electronically, but buy stuff at convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants and even parking meters. It?s estimated that 95 % of all adults in Hong Kong own an Octopus card. Features: Shanghai is the third city in China to build a metro system, and it has become the country?s largest in the 12 years since it opened. Shanghai Metro has 142 miles of track and plans to add another 180 miles within five years. By that point, it would be three times larger than Chicago “L”. The system carries about 2.18 million people a day. Features: Londoners call their subway the Underground, even though 55 percent of it lies above ground．No matter when you?ve got the oldest mass-transit system
The Moscow Metro
The Hong Kong Metro
The London Metro
in the world, you can call it anything you like. Trains started in1863 and they?ve been running ever since. Some 3 million people ride each day, every one of them remembering to “Mind the gap”. 56. Which one can provide the riders some wonderful decorations at the stations? A. The Tokyo Metro and Toei Lines B. The Moscow Metro C. The London Metro D. The Hong Kong MTR 57. We can learn from the passage that Shanghai Metro ________． A. carries the most people each day B. is the world’s largest C. may be larger than the Chicago “L” in the future D. is the busiest in the world 58. How many subways carry more than 5 million people per day? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5 B Some people would go through anything just to achieve their dream. Kasia Siwosz is proof. For the final year student on the university women?s tennis team, the road to Berkeley, University of California was met with poor advice and misinformation from her home country and two unsuccessful stops along the way that fell short of expectations. Born in Poland, Siwosz began playing tennis at seven years old and developed the skills that helped her earn a top-50 ranking among the ITF Junior division (国际网球联会青少年赛).. Siwosz wanted to do more with her life than just play tennis, which led her to seek chances that would also allow her to obtain a top education. While most who grow up in the U.S. are naturally accustomed to the American tradition of collegiate sports, such a custom is not as familiar in a country like Poland. “There?s no collegiate sports in Poland and no culture of sports and academic study there. You can only do one, not both,” Siwosz said. Her desire to have a quality education led her to America to follow her dream. While Siwosz was talented enough to begin her collegiate tennis career, she could only attend community college because she missed the deadline to apply to four-year schools, mainly due to misinformation provided in her home country of Poland. When she had earned all her credits and was able to transfer, Siwosz made the decision to attend Baylor in Texas. Her friends from Poland put in a good word for the university, saying that it was a good fit because there were many international players at Baylor. “I thought it would be a good idea, but it really wasn?t what I thought it would be,” Siwosz said. “I wasn?t happy at Baylor. The level of tennis was high, but the academic standards were no match and I just wanted more.” After one year at Baylor, Siwosz?s luck finally began to change when she made the decision to transfer to Berkeley, which was due in large part to Lee, a former Berkeley student. Lee, who is a keen tennis player himself, met Siwosz four years ago in Texas. “I knew she was unhappy there,” he said. “I saw the opportunity for her to come here.” Siwosz visited Lee in Berkeley. “I ended up loving this place and this school,” Siwosz said. “I came here a lot over the summer, I gave it a shot and I ended up with a Berkeley education and a spot on one of the best college tennis teams in the country.” 59. What does “two unsuccessful stops” (Paragraph 1) refer to? A. Poland and the U.S. B. Baylor and Berkeley. C. The ITF Junior division and the Berkeley tennis team. D. The community college and Baylor. 60. Why did Siwosz want to leave her homeland for America? A. Poland had no culture of sports. B. Berkeley had always been her dream university.
C. She wanted to play tennis and have a good education. D. She wanted to improve her tennis skills and get a higher ranking. 61. What is the main idea of the passage? A. How Siwosz realized her dream. B. How Siwosz left Poland. C. How Siwosz became a top tennis player. D. How Siwosz transferred from Baylor to Berkeley. C It is one of the most annoying words in the English language and it seems there is no escaping it． The word “huh?” is in worldwide use, a study found. Researchers discovered that languages spoken in countries from Ghana and Laos to Iceland and Italy all include “huh?”, or something that sounds very like it. They said that while the study may sound silly，the word is an absolutely necessary part of speech. Without it and similar words, it would be impossible to show that we haven?t heard or understood what had been said and this would lead to constant misunderstandings. But while other words used in the same context, such as “sorry” or “what”, vary widely across languages, “huh?” remains unchanged. The Dutch researchers carefully studied ten languages from around the world, including Siwu, which is spoken in Ghana, and an Australian Aboriginal language, as well as Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Mandarin Chinese. They analysed tapes of recorded conversations for words that sounded like??huh?”and were used to request that whatever had Just been said be repeated. All contained a version of “huh?” The word was also found in another 21 languages. While there were subtle differences in each country, all sounded basically the same. This is surprising because normally unrelated languages will use very different words to describe the same thing. For instance, the Japanese for “dog” is “inu”, while the French is “chien”. It is thought that languages around the world have developed their own version of “huh?” because the sound is quick and simple to form, as well as being easily understood. The researchers，said that it might seem unimportant to carry out scientific research into a word like“huh?” but in fact this little word is an essential tool in human communication．They also have an answer for those who claim that “huh?” isn?t a word. They say that it qualifies because of the small differences in its pronunciation in different languages. It also can be considered a word because it?s something we learn to say, rather than a grunt or cry that we are born knowing how to make. 62. According to researchers，the word “huh?” is very important in speech because _________． A. its stable meaning in language development B. its important function in communication C. its simple and easy sound and spelling D. its popularity in every language 63. What is the natural response if you hear the lady you?re speaking to say “huh?”? A. You should ask her to repeat what she says before that. B. You should apologize to her for speaking in a low voice. C. You should invite her to share her different views politely. D. You should try to repeat what you?ve just said in a clearer way. 64. According to researchers, “huh?”should be considered a word．rather than a sound because _________ . A. it is listed in most dictionaries B. it is something humans learn to say C. there is a clear and consistent spelling of the word D. it is pronounces quite differently around the world 65. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To inform readers about research on the worldwide used word “huh?”. B. To argue that “huh?” is the most important word in every language． C. To entertain readers by relating similar idioms in different languages． D. To instruct readers of the differences of “huh?” in different languages． D Psychology has a new application in the field of medicine. Many doctors, together with their patients, are looking for alternative methods of treatment of physical problems. In large hospitals, modern therapy seems to focus on the physi