四川省大竹县文星中学 2014-2015 学年高二下期 5 月月考 英语试题
考试时间：150 分钟；满分：150 分 第 I 卷（选择题）
一、单项选择：共 16 题 每题 1 分 共 16 分 1．Mr. Samuel, _______ president of our company, is now in _______ possession
of many branches across China. A.the; the B./; / C.a; the D.a; /
2．A 19-year-old teenager from Guangdong nicknamed Niko demanded an apology from Youku, which he believed violated their copyrights as it used his team's photos without _________. A.appreciation B.approval C.assistance D.assessment
3．—Did Linda see the traffic accident? —No，no sooner _______ than it happened. A.had she gone B.she had gone C.has she gone D.she has gone
4．It is reported that China plans to__________ its controversial temporary residence permit and push forward reform of the household registration system. A.refresh B.subscribe C.abolish D.reserve
5．Having manners shows good character, consideration and respect for others, taking you where degrees and money cannot and __________ a better world. A.meeting with B.adapting to C.making for D.fitting into
6．By the time the reporter arrived at the spot, the injured _______ to hospital. A.have been taken B.had been taken C.were taken D.would be taken
7．All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, which suggests that work and play do not _________ but promote each other. A.conduct B.convey C.contradict D.confirm
8．Please _______ that stamp, for it is quite rare nowadays. A.turn to B.come up to C.attend to D.hold on to
9．—_______ you write so well? —By reading and keeping diaries every day.
A.How is it
B.What is it
C.How is it that
D.What is it that
10．Most smokers say that they _______ smoking to some degree, but health experts suggest that they had better _______. A.benefit from; cut it out C.benefit; cut it off B.benefit; cut it in D.benefit from; cut it away
11．______ is troubling me is ______ I don’t understand ______ he said. A.What; that; what B.It; that; what C.That; that; what D.what; that; which
12．—Hi , Tom , why are you looking so tired ? —I'm tried. Because I ______ the living room all day. A.painted B.have been painting C.have painted D.had painted
13．--- Where did you get to know him? --- I think it was in the factory______ I worked ten years ago. A.where B.that C./ D.when
14．_________, she does get angry with him sometimes. A.Although much she loves her husband B.Much although she loves her husband C.As she loves her husband D.Much as she loves her husband
15．--Dad, can we move into our new house now? --No, it ______. The decoration has not been finished yet. A.was painted B.is painting C.is painted D.is being painted
二、完形填空：共 20 题 每题 2 分 共 40 分 When I was a little boy, I would play outside for hours on sunny summer days and then have a deep and peaceful sleep at night. Sometimes, I’d have some vivid dreams, making me a moment. I would stare out into the darkness to see if anything was there and then over and go back to sleep. I can still remember a few times when I woke up, the darkness, and actually time she loved. I 23 asked Mom why she watched me sleep from time to time, but 24 seeing my own 26 19 someone there. It was Mom 18 16 for 17 out into
20 over me as I slept. Each 22 and
21 told me to go back to sleep and I closed my eyes again, feeling
25 so fast, I think I know why. She wanted to catch a moment in time and
it in her heart forever. I just Heaven when she 28 at only 55.
27 that she carried a lot of those moments with her into
Last night I was sleeping lightly and saw Mom’s Now it was 31
29 I suddenly felt someone near me. I opened my eyes
30 standing in the room, smiling at me. And then she was gone. 32 . To me, though,
may say that this was just a dream, a wish or part of an old
33 that Mom’s loving spirit was still watching over me. To me, it was evidence 34 with her and everyone I have ever loved. 35 , too. Then joyfully
enough to know that one day I would be
Trust in their love. Know that your own life can be full of go out and live it with a brave heart and a smiling soul. 16．A.excited 17．A.take 18．A.went 19．A.met 20．A.watching 21．A.angrily 22．A.quiet 23．A.never 24．A.before 25．A.bring up 26．A.hold 27．A.decide 28．A.ran away 29．A.when 30．A.body 31．A.all 32．A.dream 33．A.proof 34．A.reunited 35．A.hope B.afraid B.roll B.burst B.saw B.treating B.gladly B.nervous B.often B.after B.raise up B.remove B.hope B.put away B.while B.figure B.none B.wish B.time B.buried B.joy C.worried C.look C.looked C.expected C.helping C.silently C.safe C.sometimes C.since C.lift up C.find C.wonder C.passed away C.after C.shape C.some C.story C.chance C.connected C.love D.awake D.climb D.found
D.dreamed D.sitting D.gently D.anxious D.seldom D.for D.grow up D.cover D.remember D.took away D.before D.shadow D.any D.memory D.belief D.joined D.surprised
三、阅读理解：共 20 题 每题 2 分 共 40 分 A My mother is the only living person who has never communicated via email or text. She has never turned on a computer, registered an email account, used data storage media or searched the Internet. Since 1955, she has settled in Silicon Valley, married to an extremely technical specialist in applied physics and engineering, designing photometric systems for NASA . Only when Dad suffered from cancer could we convince her she needed a cell phone. Mom’s being separated from the information age is voluntary and deliberate. Mom is still that farm girl, and she takes the most pride in it. She sees her neighbor and her community “real”. She shows no interest in the digital and virtual life. My mother saw Depression, World War II and the beginning of the Cold War before reaching voting age. She enjoyed country music on “The Sons of the Pioneers”, a Canadian broadcast. The battery was so precious a resource that radio was limited to the barn because Grandma thought it helped cows produce milk. In the age when Churchill moved millions for the first time with radio broadcasts, she only experienced live media monthly, if at all. In her early twenties, Mom completed nurses’ training and worked in that field before marriage, family and church became her life’s concerns. She never really warmed up to television, though I think she appreciated a few of the series we watched, comedies like all in the Family. Computers, the Internet and mobile apps are simply not part of her experience. Mom disagrees with the opinion that technology simplifies life. In her life, she sees online records, email and paperless systems as mysteries in which no written reference can assist her. However, I can partly understand: I like such kind of experience and relationship one has with physical books. I am a child of television who only recently switched to online viewing. I’ve written down my awkward, love-hate relationship with my devices. Mom’s technophobia surely played a role here, but it works for her. She’s happiest as she is. 36．The author’s mother began to use mobile phone when______. A.she found it hard to contact with her husband B.she settled in Silicon Valley for fifty years C.she got married to a technical specialist D.her husband suffered from cancer
37．What is the author’s mother most proud of according to the passage? A.Having so many close neighbors. C.Living simply and in her own style. B.Experiencing too much all her life. D.Being involved in modern technology.
38．What is the author’s attitude towards his mother’s such kind of experience? A.Critical. B.Positive. C.Neutral. D.Negative.
39．It is implied in the underlined sentence that______. A.the author should make efforts to learn from his mother B.the author prefers watching movies online to watching TV C.Mom’s attitude towards technology has an effect on the author D.Mom should also set down the relationship with physical books B If it really is what’s on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble. Some doctors now think that the internal(内部的) fat surrounding important organs like the heart or liver could be as dangerous as the external fat which can be noticed more easily. “Being thin doesn’t surely mean you are not fat,” said Dr Jimmy Bell at Imperial College. Since 1994, Bell and his team have scanned nearly 800 people with MRI machines to create “fat maps” showing where people store fat. According to the result, people who keep their weight through diet rather than exercise are likely to have major deposits(储蓄, 沉淀物)of internal fat, even if they are slim. Even people with normal Body Mass Index scores can have surprising levels of fat deposits inside. Of the women, as many as 45 percent of those with normal BMI scores (20 to 25) actually had too high levels of internal fat. Among men, the percentage was nearly 60 percent. According to Bell, people who are fat on the inside are actually on the edge of being fat. They eat too many fatty and sugary foods, but they are not eating enough to be fat. Scientists believe we naturally store fat around the belly first, but at some point, the body may start storing it elsewhere. Doctors are unsure about the exact dangers of internal fat, but some think it has something to do with heart disease and diabetes(糖尿病). They want to prove that internal fat damages the body’s communication systems. The good news is that internal fat can be easily burned off through exercise or even
by improving your diet. “If you want to be healthy, there is no shortcut. Exercise has to be an important part of your lifestyle.” Bell said. 41．What is the passage mainly about?
A.Internal fat leads to many diseases. B.Internal fat is of no importance. C.Thin people may be fat inside. D.Thin people don’t have diabetes.
42．According to the passage, which of the following is WRONG?
A.Exercise can help to reduce the internal fat. B.People with heart disease all have internal fat. C.Men are more likely to have too much internal fat. D.People can get rid of internal fat by improving diet. 43．From the last paragraph, we can find that ______.
A.internal fat leading to disease has been proved B.it is easier to burn off internal fat than external fat C.thin people usually have internal fat even if they are slim D.exercise plays an important role in people’s life for keeping healthy 44．The underlined part in the last paragraph means ______.
B.clear difference C
Researchers are placing robotic dogs(机器狗)in the homes of lonely old people to determine whether they can improve the quality of life for humans. Alan Beck, an expert in human-animal relationship, and Nancy Edwards, a professor of nursing, are leading the animal-assisted study concerning the influence of robotic dogs on old people’s depression, physical activity, and life satisfaction. “No one will argue that an older person is better off being more active, challenged, or stimulated(刺激),”Edwards points out. “The problem is how we promote(使??成为现实)that, especially for those without friends or help. A robotic dog could be a solution.” In the study, the robot, called AIBO, is placed for six weeks in the houses of some old people who live alone. Before placing AIBO in the home, researchers will collect baseline data for six
weeks. These old people will keep a diary to note their feelings and activity before and after AIBO. Then, the researchers will review the data to determine if it has inspired any changes in the life of its owner. “I talk to him all the time, and he responds to my voice,” says a seventy-year-old lady, “When I’m watching TV, he’ll stay in my arms until he wants down. He has a mind of his own.” The AIBOs respond to certain orders. The researchers say they have some advantages over live dogs, especially for old people. Often the elderly are disabled and cannot care for an animal by walking it or playing with it. A robotic dog removes exercise and feeding concerns. “At the beginning, it was believed that no one would relate to the robotic dog, because it was metal and not furry(毛皮的).” Beck says. “But it’s amazing how quickly we have given up that belief.” “Hopefully, down the road, these robotic pets could become a more-valuable health helper. They will record their masters’ blood pressure, oxygen levels, or heart rhythms. AIBOs may even one day have games that can help stimulate older people’s minds.” 44．The purpose of Beck and Edwards’ study is to__________. A.understand human-animal relationship B.make lonely old people’s life better C.find the causes of old people’s loneliness D.promote the animal-assisted research 45．In the research, the old people are asked to__________. A.note the activities of AIBOs B.keep AIBOs at home for 12 weeks
C.record their feelings and activity D.analyze the collected information 46．What is the advantage of AIBO over live dogs? A.It is easier to keep at home. B.It can help the disabled people.
C.It responds to all the human orders. D.It can watch TV with its owner. 47．The author seems to suggest that the future robotic dogs may__________. A.cure certain diseases C.change people’s beliefs B.keep old people active D.look more like real dogs D
Carrot juice, because of its many healthy benefits, is commonly called the "magic juice". It has been found that adding carrot juice to people’s diets greatly improves their health. And its delicious taste makes it popular with all members of the family as a beverage. Carrot juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin A that can be used in the daily diet. Lack of vitamin A can cause dryness and damage to the skin, nails and hair. Drinking carrot juice to increase the vitamin A in the diet is said to be good for many parts of the body, including the bones and teeth. Drinking carrot juice is thought to be extremely helpful to the liver (肝脏), because vitamin A helps to clean the liver and reduce fat in it. And it is suggested that drinking carrot juice should be done regularly, rather than just from time to time. Drinking carrot juice is also thought to improve the eyesight because of the vitamin A in the juice. Lack of vitamin A can lead to night blindness, which can be very dangerous, especially when the person is driving a car. An easy way to find out if you are lacking in vitamin A is to walk from a bright room into a dark room. Your eyes may have some trouble in getting used to the change of light if you are lacking in vitamin A. How can you make carrot juice? Wash some carrots well in cold water. Scrape (刮) them lightly, but do not peel them, as this will take away valuable vitamins and minerals that lie close to the skin. 48．Lack of vitamin A can lead to _____. A.broken bones B.complete blindness C.skin dryness D.liver cancer
49.According to the passage, carrot juice ______. A.does a lot of good to the teeth and other parts of the body B.is popular because it is a magic cure for many diseases C.can wash away the waste from the body D.may be harmful to the body if it’s drunk too much 50．We can learn from the fourth paragraph that _____. A.you will find it easy to get used to the change of light if you lack vitamin A B.driving cars at night may lead to night blindness C.walking from a bright room into a dark room may lead to night blindness D.drinking carrot juice helps to protect your eyesight 51．Which would be the best title for this passage? A.Tips on How to Make Carrot Juice B.The Great Benefits of Carrot Juice
C.The Way to Keep Good Health
D.A Healthy Diet for Patients E
As a young child I never really thought about my parents' lives in Irvine, how small their world must have seemed, never extending beyond the Dragon Cafe. Every day my parents did the same jobs in the restaurant. I watched the same customers come for meals, for morning coffee, for afternoon soft drinks and French fries. For my parents one day was like the next. They settled into an uneasy and distant relationship with each other. Their love, their tenderness, they gave to me. But my life was changing. I became taller and bigger, my second teeth grew in white and straight. At school I began to learn about my adopted country. I spoke English like a native, without a trace of an accent. I played, thought, and dreamed in the language of our Irvine neighbors. A few years later and I would no longer remember a time when I didn't speak their words and read their books. But my father and Uncle Yat still spoke the same halting English. My mother spoke only a few words. I began to translate conversations they had with the customers, switching between English and Chinese. Whenever I stepped outside the restaurant it seemed I was entering a world unknown to my family: school, church, friends' houses, the town beyond Main Street. I found it hard to imagine a year without winter any more, a home other than Irvine. For my mother, though, home would always be China. In Irvine she lived among strangers, unable to speak their language. Whenever she talked about happy times, they were during her childhood in that distant land. A wistful smile would soften her face as she told me about sleeping and playing with her sister in the attic above her parents' bedroom. She once showed me a piece of jade-green silk cloth that was frayed and worn around the edge. In the center was a white lotus floating in varying shades of blue water, the embroidery so fine that when I held it at arm's length the petals looked real. I had been helping her store away my summer clothes in the brown leather suitcase from Hong Kong when I noticed a piece of shiny material in the corner and asked her what it was. She took it out and spread it on her lap. "My mother embroidered this herself. I was going to have it made into a cushion, but then my life changed and over here there seems to be no place for lovely things. It's all I have that reminds me of her," she said. "Maybe, Su-Jen, one day you will do something with it." I admired the cloth some more, then she carefully folded it and stored it back in her suitcase.
There was so little left from her old life. She said it was so long ago that sometimes it felt as if it had never happened. But she described her life with such clarity and vividness that I knew all those memories lived on inside her. There was so little in this new country that gave her pleasure. The good things she found were related in some way to China: an aria from a Chinese opera, a letter from a relative back home or from Aunt Hai-Lan in Toronto, written in Chinese, a familiar-looking script that I couldn't read and that had nothing to do with my life in Canada. There were times when I felt _________about my own happiness in Irvine. We had come to Canada because of me, but I was the only one who had found a home. 52．The primary purpose of the second paragraph is to ________________. A.provide insight into the motivations of the narrator's parents and uncle B.recapture the pleasure the narrator experienced in learning a new language C.emphasize the extent of the transformation the narrator undergoes D.describe the complex interrelationships in the narrator's family 53．The writer’s mother's memories of China are portrayed as __________________. A.distant yet enduring C.lively but confused B.occasional yet overwhelming D.wistful and indistinct
54．Fill in the blank of the last paragraph with one of the following words that best fit the context and the theme. A.confused B.exhilarated C.concerned D.guilty
55．Which of the following best characterizes the narrator's development over the course of the passage? A.She grows apart from the cultural tradition of her parents. B.She overcomes the fear she felt about the new land. C.She begins to view the inhabitants of Irvine from her mother's perspective. D.She becomes less and less interested in her mother's stories. 四、七选五：共 5 题 每题 2 分 共 10 分 I teach economics at UNLV. Last Monday, at the beginning of class, I cheerfully asked my students how their weekend had been. 56 He then asked me why I always seemed to be so cheerful. His question reminded me of something I’d read somewhere before: “Every morning when you get up, you have a choice about how you want to approach life that day,” I said.“____ 57 ____”
“Let me give you an example,” I continued. This university is 17 miles down the freeway from where I live. One day I only had to drive another quarter mile down the road to the college.
58 ____I tried to start it again, but the engine wouldn’t turn over. So I put my flashers
on and marched down the road to the college.” “As soon as I got there .I arranged for a tow truck to meet me at my car after class. A teacher asked me what had happened. ‘This is my lucky day,’ I replied, smiling at her. ‘____ 59
____What do you mean?’ She continued to ask. ‘I live 17 miles from here. My car could have broken down anywhere along the freeway. It didn’t. Instead, it broke down off the freeway, within walking distance of here. I’m still able to teach my class and arrange for the tow truck to meet me after class. I explained to her. ” “Her eyes opened wide, and then she smiled. ____ 60 ____” So ended my story.
I scanned the sixty faces. Despite the early hour, no one seemed to be asleep. Somehow, my story had touched them. In fact, it had all started with a student’s observation that I was cheerful. A. I choose to be cheerful. B. You’re your own master. C. But just then my car died. D. I smiled back and headed for class. E. One’s life depends on one’s attitude. F. Your car breaks down and today is your lucky day? G. One young man said that his weekend had not been so good.
第 II 卷（非选择题）
五、短文改错：共 10 分 62．In order to help students developing their abilities in all fields, our school now has asked the teachers to make some change in the grading system. The students’ final score will be made up of 5 parts. About 30% of them will come from your test results. 20% comes from your notes, and other 20% is decided by how you do your homework. If you take the active part in classroom activities, you can get another 20% of the score. Teamwork in class are also important. If you want a high score, you should be good at working together with your classmates. In my opinion, our school has made a good decision. To begin with, this new grading system has been changed the way the students' performances in school only depended upon their test results. It will also certain help to improve ourselves in many ways.
六、书面表达：共 35 分 63．你校学生会举办捐助活动以资助贫困地区儿童上学。请你为国际部的外籍学生写一份英文通知： 1、介绍活动的目的 2、号召大家踊跃捐款、捐物(书籍、文具、衣物)，并参加义卖活动 3、义卖时间、地点：周六上午 9 点，校阶梯教室 注意：1. 词数 100 左右； 2． 可适当加入细节，以使内容充实、行文连贯。 提示词：义卖：Charity Sale； 阶梯教室：lecture hall
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参考答案 1-5 BBACC 6-10 BCDCA 11-15 ABADD 6-20 DBCBA 21-25 DCABD 26-30 ABCAB 31-35 CDAAC 36-40 DCBCC 41-45 BDDBC 46-50 ABCAD 51-55 BCADA 56-60 GACFD 61. 【答案】In order to help students has asked the teachers to make some will be made up of 5 parts. About 30% of your notes, and their abilities in all fields, our school now in the grading system. The students’ final score will come from your test results. 20% comes from active part also important.
20% is decided by how you do your homework. If you take
in classroom activities, you can get another 20% of the score. Teamwork in class If you want a
score, you should be good at working together with your classmates.
In my opinion, our school has made a good decision. To begin
, this new grading system has
been changed the way the students' performances in school only depended upon their test results. It will also 62. 【答案】NOTICE The Students’ Union of our school is scheduled to hold a Charity Sale on Saturday to raise money for children in the poverty-stricken area. The efforts to be made are to support the children to continue their school education. You are also asked to donate some of your books, stationeries and clothes, which might be of some use to the kids in those areas. At 9 a.m. this Saturday, the Charity Sale starts at the lecture hall of our school. We are expecting you to come and offer a helping hand. Remember, all the money will go to the support of those needy children and every donation makes a difference. The Students’ Union help to improve ourselves in many ways.