福建省晋江市季延中学 2013-2014 学年高二下学期期中考试英语试卷
第Ｉ卷 第一部分:听力(共 20 小题，每小题 1.5 分, 满分 30 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，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 can we learn from the conversation? A. Sam went to the wrong place to meet the woman. B. The woman changed the meeting place without telling Sam. C. The woman planned to meet Sam at the main entrance. 2.What do we know about the man? A. He arrived before 3:00 p.m. B. He didn’t make a reservation. C. His reservation was cancelled. 3.What are the speakers talking about? A. Wallpaper. B. Colours. C. Mushrooms. 4.Where are the speakers? A. In a taxi. B. On a bus. C. In a subway. 5.Why doesn’t the woman help the man? A. She is busy now. B. She is poor at maths. C. She has a headache.
第二节：听下面 5 段对话,每段对话或独白后有一个几个小题,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 至 7 小题。
6.What is the woman interested in? A. Watches. B. Tie-clips.（领带夹） C. Wallets. 7.What does the woman think is more important? A. Quality. B. Style. C. Fashion.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。
8.When did the man play basketball best? A. In the elementary school. B. In high school. 9.How does the man follow the NBA game now? A. On the Internet. B. On the radio. 10.What do we know about the man? A. He used to play forward. B. He seldom plays basketball now.
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C. In college. C. On TV.
C. He started playing basketball at the age of 11.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。
11.What is Kim always complaining about? A. Her work. B. Her boyfriend. C. Her roommate. 12.What does the man think of Kim? A. Mean. B. Talkative. C. Popular. 13.Why does the woman say it’s worth listening to Kim’s problems? A. She can get some benefits from Kim. B. Kim often takes her to concerts. C. Kim often buys her things.
听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。
14.What does the man suggest doing? A. Leaving work early. B. Watching a late show. C. Having dinner before the movie. 15.What will the speakers watch? A. A thriller. B. A comedy. C. A science fiction. 16.When does the movie the speakers want to watch start? A. At 6:00. B. At 6:30. C. At 7:00.
听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。
17.Which road trip does the speaker mainly talk about? A. The one to Mexico. B. The one to California. C. The one to Ciudad Warez. 18.Where is the speaker from? A. Colorado. B. Wyoming. C. New Mexico. 19.How long did the round trip take? A. 13 hours. B. 15 hours. C. 30 hours. 20.What was the rule on the speaker’s road trips? A. Having good meals. B. Staying in comfortable hotels. C. Stopping to swim in waters.
第二部分：英语知识运用 第一节：单选题（共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分）
21. —People turn pale at the word AIDS. —But I’m sure，at some time in ______ future，there will be ______ cure for it. A．the；/ B．/；the C．/；/ D．the；a 22. The teacher together with the students ______ discussing Reading Skills that ______ newly published in America. A．are；were B．is；was C．are；was D．is；were
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23. —Why didn’t you tell Lucy about the exam? —______. A．Yes，I was afraid to hurt her B．No，but I wanted to C．But I did D．I always hate telling stories 24. When he was there，he ____ go to the coffee shop at the corner after work every day. A．would B．should C．had better D．might 25. It is strongly recommended that the machines ______ every year. A．are checked B．must be checked C．have to be checked D．be checked 26. —May I visit you this time next Saturday? —I’m afraid not.I ______ to Paris then. A．am about to fly B．would fly C．shall be flying D．would have flown 27. Hearing the 16th Asia Games ______，all the people present burst into cheers. A．declared to have opened B．declared open C．declaring to be opened D．to be declared open 28. The government has passed a new regulation forbidding supermarkets and stores to ______ plastic bags to shoppers in order to protect our environment. A．give off B．give way C．give away D．give in 29. In dealing with public relations，we should make every effort to prevent the ______ in personality. A．contact B．contrast C．connection D．conflict 30. ______ would like to devote his whole life to his country should go _____ there are all kinds of difficulties. A. Who; somewhere B. Whoever; where C. Whatever; anywhere D. Who; there 31. Hundreds of the miners are still in water，______. A．waiting to rescue B．waiting to be rescued C．waited to rescue D．waited to be rescued 32.If he is determined to do what he wants to do , he will do so ______ what others think of him. A. on account of B. in spite of C. regardless of D. in case of 33. Dad _______ wine a lot but he has to give up because of health problems and now he _______ soft drinks. A. used to drink ; is used to B. was used to drinking ; used to C. used to drink ; used to D. was used to drink ; is used to 34. People believe that we _______ a special ability to learn language and that our brain ________ itself to the language we heard. A. are prepared for , adjusts B. are equipped for , adapts C. are armed with , fits D. are equipped with , adjusts
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35. It matters little ______ you represent yourself as， but ______ matters much is ______ you achieve. A．what；what；what B．what；it；how C．why；it；what D．that；what；how
第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，撑握其大意，然后从 36~55 各题所给的四个选项选出最佳选项。
James’s New Bicycle James shook his money box again. Nothing! He carefully __36__ the coins that lay on the bed. $24.52 was all that he had. The bicycle he wanted was at least $90! __37__ on earth was he going to get the __38__ of the money? He knew that his friends all had bicycles. It was __39__ to hang around with people when you were the only one without wheels. He thought about what he could do. There was no __40__ asking his parents, for he knew they had no money to __41__. There was only one way to get money, and that was to __42__ it. He would have to find a job. __43__ who would hire him and what could he do? He decided to ask Mr. Clay for advice, who usually had __44__ on most things. “Well, you can start right here,” said Mr. Clay. “My windows need cleaning and my car needs washing.” That was the __45__ of James’s odd-job(零工) business. For three months he worked every day after finishing his homework. He was amazed by the __46__ of jobs that people found for him to do. He took dogs and babies for walks, cleared out cupboards, and mended books. He lost count of the __47__ of cars he washed and windows he cleaned, but the __48__ increased and he knew that he would soon have __49__ for the bicycle he longed for. The day __50__ came when James counted his money and found $94.32. He __51__ no time and went down to the shop to pick up the bicycle he wanted. He rode __52__ home, looking forward to showing his new bicycle to his friends. It had been hard __53__ for the money, but James knew that he valued his bicycle far more __54__ he had bought it with his own money. He had __55__what he thought was impossible, and that was worth even more than the bicycle. 36. A. cleaned B. covered C. counted D. checked 37. A. How B. Why C. Who D. What 38. A. amount B. part C. sum D. rest 39. A. brave B. hard C. smart D. unfair 40. A. point B. reason C. result D. right 41. A. split B. spend C. spare D. save 42. A. borrow B. earn C. raise D. collect 43. A. Or B. So C. For D. But 44. A. decisions B. experience C. opinions D. knowledge
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45. A. beginning 46. A. similarity 47. A. brand 48. A. effort 49. A. all 50. A. finally 51. A. gave 52. A. patiently 53. A. applying 54. A. since 55. A. deserved
B. introduction B. quality B. number B. pressure B. enough B. instantly B. left B. proudly B. asking B. if B. benefited
C. requirement C. suitability C. size C. money C. much C. normally C. took C. silently C. looking C. than C. achieved
D. opening D. variety D. type D. trouble D. some D. regularly D. wasted D. tiredly D. working D. though D. learned
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。
A Once there was a young woman who didn’t like her job. Everyday when she came home from work, she told her husband how terrible her day had been, how tiring the work and how unreasonable her boss. “Leave that job,” her husband told her. “Oh, I will,” she said. “But not yet. I have too many friends there for me to leave.” And so she remained unhappy at work until the years became decades and her children had children. “Leave that job,” her grandchildren told her. “Oh, I will,” she said. “But not yet. There are only seven more years until I reach thirty years of service and can retire. So I can’t just yet.” I know this woman. And her story reminds me of an old dog half asleep on the porch of a general store, moaning and groaning in the sun. “Why is your dog acting that way?” a customer asked the store owner. “Oh,” answered the man. “He’s lying on a nail.” “Well, why doesn’t he move?” “Because it’s not hurting him bad enough.” That’s true for people, too. We convince ourselves the pain is not bad enough to leave the workplace we know. But we’re wrong. Prolonged work pain is continuing. Some work pain damages our self-esteem, kills our passion or destroys our dreams. Wilbur Wright once commented, “We could hardly wait to get up in the morning. I know that exhilarating feeling of being so passionate about something I was working on that I couldn’t wait to get back to work. And people who are winning at working know that kind of passion, too.” They get excited about work. They offer their unique gifts and talents eagerly. And when things don’t change as they sometimes will, they refuse to let environment hijack(劫持) their self-esteem, passion or dreams. 56. The woman complained to her husband every day because . A. she didn’t have enough money to support her family
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B. her boss criticized her for what she had done C. she was not satisfied with her job at all D. her work was difficult and her boss was cruel 57. From the second paragraph we can know that the woman . A. liked making friends with others B. loved all of her children very much C. left her tiring job at last D. did exactly the same job all along 58. The underlined word “Prolonged” (in Paragraph 4) means . A. lasting B. slight C. serious D. hard 59. People who are getting along well with their work . A. have to get up early every day B. are not willing to go to work C. need more unique gifts and talents D. are likely to change with the situation B Millions of youngsters across Europe could suffer permanent hearing loss after five years if they listen to MP3 players at too high a volume for more than five hours a week, EU scientists warned Monday. The scientists' study, requested by the European Commission, attacked the concept of "leisure( 休闲 ) noise," saying children and teenagers should be protected from increasingly high sound levels -- with loud mobile phones also coming in for criticism. "There has been increasing concern about exposure from the new generation of personal music players which can reproduce sounds at very high volumes without loss of quality," the Commission, the EU's executive arm, said in a statement. "Risk for hearing damage depends on sound level and exposure time," it said. More and more young people were exposed to the significant threat that leisure noise posed to hearing, it said. Commission experts estimate that between 50 and 100 million people listen to portable music players on a daily basis. If they listened for only five hours a week at more than 89 decibels, they would already exceed EU limits for noise allowed in the workplace, they said. But if they listened for longer periods, they risked permanent hearing loss after five years. The scientists calculated the number of people in that risk category at between 5 and 10 percent of listeners, meaning up to 10 million people in the European Union. Sales of personal music players have risen in EU countries in recent years, particularly of MP3 players. Commission experts estimate unit sales between 184 and 246 million for all portable audio devices just over the last four years, of which MP3 players range between 124 and 165 million. Mobile phones used at excessive volume also came under fire from Meglena Kuneva, the EU's consumer affairs commissioner. "I am concerned that so many young people ... who are frequent users of personal
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music players and mobile phones at high acoustic(声音的) levels, may be unknowingly damaging their hearing permanently." she said in the statement. 60. What would be the most appropriate title for this passage? A. EU warns youth B. Turn your MP3 players down! C. What does harm to people? D. Mobile phones are harmful 61. Which of the following is not mentioned in the article？ A. There has been increasing concern about exposure to music players B. Many people listen to portable music players daily C. How to make proper use of MP3 D. Frequent users of personal music players at high acoustic levels, may be unknowingly damaging their hearing permanently 62. By “exceed” in paragraph 6, the author means_________. A. offend the law B. pass by C. more than a point D. go beyond a fixed number 63. It can be inferred from the passage that _________. A. Youngsters could suffer permanent sight loss after five years of exposure to MP3 players at too high a volume for more than five hours a week B. Very high volumes may reduce the numbers of listeners C. The loss of sound quality may lead to the decline in listeners D. Loud mobile phones were praised in the scientists' study C If a new idea in America becomes a law, people who suffer from obesity (肥胖症） could suffer financially too. The proposal aims to encourage people to be healthy. The US state of Arizona wants to charge overweight citizens $ 50 (325 yuan) annually if they fail to follow their doctor’s advice. People with children or who are overweight because they suffer from a medical condition would be exempt(被豁免的). If the idea is approved by Congress, smokers and diabetics who fail to stick to a healthy lifestyle will also have to pay. Medicaid, the organization which provides healthcare to the poor in the USA, costs the government $ 339 bn (2.2 trillion yuan) a year. Monica Coury, assistant director at Arizona’s Medicaid program, said that this proposal would ask people to give something back. She said that Arizona would take a carrot and stick approach to the problem. As well as penalizing(惩罚) people who go against their doctor’s wishes, incentives ( 奖励) would be offered for following advice, possibly a keep-fit video. Arizona’s senator Kyrsten Sinema has not backed the plans, saying that there isn’t a system to decide whether someone is or isn’t following medical advice. Other critics claim that people don’t need the government to look after them; if they want to be fat and smoke, the “nanny state” shouldn’t try to stop them. Wes Benedict of the Libertarian Party said: “If
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you want to save the state money, cut Medicaid across the board, but don’t single out overweight people and smokers.” 64. The state of Arizona wants to charge people who ____. A. are fat parents B. are fat and obedient C. are fat due to a medical condition. D. are fat and don’t follow their doctor’s advice. 65. People who are ___ and don’t adopt a healthy life will NOT be charged if the proposal becomes law? A. overweight B. HIV carriers C. diabetes D. smokers 66. What does “a carrot and stick approach” mean? A. A kind of healthy diet B. A kind of unhealthy diet. C. A policy of offering a combination or rewards and punishment. D. A policy of offering a combination of rewards and prizes. 67. What did Wes Benedict think of the proposal? A. Biased and prejudicial. B. Just and fair. C. Influential. D. Not practical.
If Confucius（孔子）were still alive today and could celebrate his September 28 birthday with a big cake, there would be a lot of candles. He’d need a fan or a strong wind to help him put them out. While many people in China will remember Confucius on his special day, few people in the United States will give him a passing thought. It’s nothing personal. Most Americans don’t even remember the birthdays of their own national heroes. But this doesn’t mean that Americans don’t care about Confucius. In many ways he has become a bridge that foreigners must cross if they want to reach a deeper understanding of China. In the past two decades, the Chinese studies programs have gained huge popularity in Western universities. More recently, the Chinese government has set up Confucius Institutes in more than 80 countries. These schools teach both Chinese language and culture. The main courses of Chinese culture usually included Chinese art, history and philosophy （哲学） . Some social scientists suggest that Westerners should take advantages of the ancient Chinese wisdom to make up for the drawbacks of Westerners philosophy. Students in the United States, at the same time, are racing to learn Chinese. So they will be ready for life in a world where China is an equal power with the United States. Businessmen who hope to make money in China are reading books about Confucius to understand their Chinese customers. So the old thinker’s ideas are still alive and well.
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Today China attracts the West more than ever, and it will need more teachers to introduce Confucius and Chinese culture to the West. As for the old thinker, he will not soon be forgotten by people in the West, even if his birthday is. 68. The opening paragraph is mainly intended to ________ A. provide some key facts about Confucius B. attract the readers’ interest in the subject C. show great respect for the ancient thinker D. prove the popularity of modern birthday celebrations 69. We can learn from Paragraph 4 that American students______ A. have a great interest in studying Chinese B. take an active part in Chinese competitions C. try to get high scores in Chinese exams D. fight for a chance to learn Chinese 70. What is the best title for the passge? A. Forgotten Wisdom in America B. Huge Fans of the Chinese Language C. Chinese Culture for Westerners D. Old Thinker with a Big Future 71. The passage is likely to appear in ___________. A. a biography B. a history paper C. a newspaper D. a philosophy textbook E How is it that siblings (兄弟姐妹) can turn out so differently? One answer is that in fact each sibling grows up in a different family. The firstborn is, for a while, an only child, and therefore has a completely different experience of the parents than those born later. The next child is, for a while, the youngest, until the situation is changed by a new arrival. The mother and father themselves are changing and growing up too. One sibling might live in a stable and close family in the first few years; another might be raised in a family crisis, with a disappointed mother or an angry father. Sibling competition was identified as an important shaping force as early as in 1918. But more recently, researchers have found many ways in which brothers and sisters are a lasting force in each others’ lives. Dr. Annette Henderson says firstborn children pick up vocabulary more quickly than their siblings. The reason for this might be that the later children aren’t getting the same one-on-one time with parents. But that doesn’t mean that the younger children have problems with language development. Later-borns don’t enjoy that much talking time with parents, but instead they harvest lessons from bigger brothers
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and sisters, learning entire phrases and getting an understanding of social concepts such as the difference between “I” and “me”. A Cambridge University study of 140 children found that siblings created a rich world of play that helped them grow socially. Love-hate relationships were common among the children. Even those siblings who fought the most had just as much positive communication as the other sibling pairs. One way children seek more attention from parents is by making themselves different from their siblings, particularly if they are close in age. Researchers have found that the first two children in a family are typically more different from each other than the second and third. Girls with brothers show their differences to a maximum degree by being more feminine than girls with sisters. A 2003 research paper studied adolescents from 185 families over two years, finding that those who changed to make themselves different from their siblings were successful in increasing the amount of warmth they gained from their parents. 72. The underlined part “in a different family” (in Para. 1) means “_______”. A. in a different family environment B. in a different family tradition C. in different family crises D. in different families 73. In terms of language development, later-borns ________. A. get their parents’ individual guidance B. learn a lot from their elder siblings C. experience a lot of difficulties D. pick up words more quickly 74. What was found about fights among siblings? A. Siblings hated fighting and loved playing. B. Siblings in some families fought frequently. C. Sibling fights led to bad sibling relationships. D. Siblings learned to get on together from fights. 75. The word “feminine” (in Para. 4) means “_______”. A. having qualities of parents B. having qualities of women C. having defensive qualities D. having extraordinary qualities
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季延中学 2014 年春高二年期中考试英语科试卷答案
第一部分:听力(共 20 小题，每题 1.5 分, 满分 30 分)
第二部分：英语知识运用 第一节：单选题（共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分）
第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
第三部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题，每题 2 分，满分 40 分）
56-59 CDAD 68-71 BADC
60-63 BCDC 72-75 ABDB
一．根据各句句意以及所给单词的首字母或汉语提示，写出所缺单词的正确形式。 （每空填一个单词，每小题 0.5 分，共 5 分） 1. sincerely 2. accessible 3. regulations 6. enlarged 7. starvation 8. punctual 4. accompanied 5. conveys 9. donating 10. approval
二、根据意思完成句子。 （每空填一词，每小题 1 分，共 5 分） 1. will have informed you of 2. are wrestling with 3. figure out，have died out 4. consists of 5. to have taken over
第二节：书面表达（满分 25 分）
Dear friends, As we all know, we are what we eat. Therefore, it's very important for us to form healthy eating habits. However, bad eating habits are still very common among us students. Some of us often go to school without breakfast; some like to have snacks; some others are particular about food; and still some eat or drink too much. All these bad habits will surely do harm to our health. To keep fit, we should have various healthy diets, which generally include proper amounts of fish, meat, vegetables, fruit as well as main food. Besides, we'd better have meals regularly. In my opinion, we should try to develop healthy eating habits to build up a strong
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body. Only in this way can we have enough energy to study better. That' s all. Thank you!
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