江苏省南通中学 2011—2012 学年度第二学期期末考试
第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20 分） 第一节: 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后于一个小题，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 秒中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 mean? A. Carl will be late for the concert. B. The line for concern tickets is too busy. C. He hasn’t been able to contact Carl. 2. Why does the man have a better hairstyle than before? A. He had his hair cut in a new place. B. The woman gave him some advice. C. Another person cut his hair this time. 3. What are the speakers doing? A. Playing a game. A. By car. A. A hat. B. Watching a game. B. By taxi. B. A pair of jeans. C. Enjoying a play. 4. How are the speakers going to the countryside? C. By train. C. A T-shirt. 5. What did the man buy today?
第二节: 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 秒中的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至第 8 题。 6. What is the relationship between the speakers? A. Workmates. B. Husband and wife. C. Employer and employee. 7. What do we know about the woman? A. She works part-time now. B. She has hired a babysitter. C. Her baby is a little bigger now. 8. What does the man think of his work? A. Difficult. B. Satisfying. C. Exhausting. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. What is the relationship between the speakers? A. Husband and wife. A. He can’t take any exercise. B. He doesn’t have enough money. C. He has to go for another appointment. 11. What does the woman suggest the man do? A. See a doctor. B. Take a boat trip. C. Pay $150 first. B. Doctor and patient. C. Travel agent and client. 10. Why does the man want to cancel his booking for tomorrow?
听第 8 段材料，回答第 12 至 14 题。 12. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. Old fashions. A. Young. A. In a bank. B. Old news. B. Fashionable. B. In a factory. C. Old days. C. Embarrassing. C. In a university. 13. What do the speakers think of what they looked like in the photo? 14. Where did the man work? 听第 9 段材料，回答 15 至 17 题。 15. What does the girl have to do at school? A. Wear school uniforms. B. Enter the chemistry lab with teachers. C. Go into the language lab with permission. 16. What will happen to the girl if she breaks the rules seriously? A. She will stay at school after class. B. She will get a yellow warning. C. She will get a red report. 17. What does the girl say about the school rules? A. They are reasonable. B. They should be improved. C. They are not carried out strictly. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. Which film has the fewest shows? A. Love Actually. A. ?6.75. A. The plot is complicated. B. There are no big stars in the film. C. The story happened 5 weeks after Christmas. 第二部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节 单项选择（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 请认真阅读下面各题，从题中所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项。 21. Tibet is one of _____ largest provinces in China, _____ second only to Xinjiang. A. the; the attention to him, Jean Valjean had risen and fled. A. command B. mercy C. intention D. attempt 23. --- Do you think he will do me a favor? --- As far as I know, he is the last one to help others. He ________ be prepared to give you a hand, though. A. can B. must C. might D. should B. the: a C. /; the D. the; / 22. Immediately after the conflict occurred, at Cosette's ________, when no one was paying any B. The Incredibles. B. ?5. C. The Aviator. C.?3.5 19. How much is the ticket for The Aviator at 19:15? 20. What do we know about Love Actually?
24. It is not what we do once in a while _____ shapes our lives, _____ what we do consistently. A. which; that; A. corresponded to Titanic, with its first voyage _____ for 2016. A. to schedule A. As he was disabled he 28. _____ returnees differ from us is that they are better at independent thinking and have a stronger ability of correct decision-making. A. Where time of year. A. technical B. abnormal C. physical D. universal 30. --- The children _____ boats to school until the destroyed bridge has been completed. --- How dangerous! If only it wouldn’t happen. A. have taken A. split up B. take B. break up C. took C. put up D. are taking D. choke up 31. Have you ever heard that Mary and John, a devoted couple, have _______? 32. The two iPads are both in fashion and of good quality, but _____ of them are not on sale. So you’d better make your decision as soon as possible. A. all _____ the audience can buy ice-cream. A. when B. where C. as D. which 34. A huge balloon is telling people in Paris how good or bad the air quality is. When it's good, the balloon shines green. ________, it's red. A. When worse B. If bad C. Though terrible D. Whenever good 35. --- Do you think I should buy that camera? --- _____ The price is reasonable and new arrivals are seldom on sale．It is really a bargain． A. What for? B. How funny! C. Why not? D. How come? B. either C. neither D. both 33. The intermission between halves in certain games, such as basketball or football, is an interval, B. What C. How D. That 29. It has been raining for almost three weeks and scientists say that it is quite ________ at this B. scheduling C. scheduled D. being scheduled D. Disabled as was 27. _____, Liu Wei achieved the goal many normal people couldn’t accomplish. B. Disabled as he was C. Was he as disabled B. that; that B. subscribed to C. which; but C. referred to D. that; but D. contributed to 25. I’ve never _______ the theory that people are more important than animals. 26. Australian magnate (巨头) Clive Palmer announced his plan to build a 21st century version of
第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 请认真阅读下面各题，从题中所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项。 Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that I struggled with for most of my middle school years and a part of my high school years. At Riverview, 38 36 was usually a nightmare (噩梦) for me. As I 39 37 the dining hall, all the eyes would be fixed upon my bony figure. I would take my place at a table full of friends and to enjoy a “normal” lunch. The was that I would not always eat lunch, and that
my friends. They would watch to make sure that I was eating properly, almost
food into my mouth. And then, I transferred to Madison High School. I decided not to tell anyone at that school 42 by that time. Strangely, I stopped fearing 43 they did not aside.
about my eating disorder since I had almost care what I ate. This front of others, which is 44 45
lunch when I started at Madison. No one knew that I had an eating disorder,
a huge amount of stress from my life. It was still hard for me to eat in for an anorexic, but I was able to put some of my 46 47
I was thankful for the students at Riverview, but they knew me only as an anorexic. My friends cared about my health, but they for them to 48 to care about me as a person. Truthfully, all I wanted was 49 50 was. They had no idea that I their opinions of me. I was me and not to fix on my eating disorder.
The students at Madison took the time to know who I had been an anorexic, so that a particular label (标签) did not finally 51 I was no longer afraid to show my true 52 .
for my talents and achievements, not my failures. I was honored as a good student. 53 . They taught me tasks such as eating
My days as an anorexic taught me many lessons that I would never about life and how to be a better friend. I learned about the joy of lunch. I disorder. 36. A. learning 37. A. left 38. A. try 39. A. purpose 40. A. worried 41. A. allowing 42. A. succeeded 43. A. so 44. A. created 45. A. serious 46. A. desires 47. A. refused 48. A. love 49. A. probably 50. A. express 51. A. determined 52. A. responsibility 53. A. forget 54. A. tough 55. A. acknowledged B. lunchtime B. crossed B. offer B. attempt B. surprised B. providing B. lost B. unless B. lifted B. unbelievable B. fears B. pretended B. forgive B. really B. share B. envied B. personality B. review B. complex B. appreciated C. exercise C. entered C. remember C. excuse C. puzzled C. forcing C. quit C. but C. caused C. common C. beliefs C. failed C. select C. eventually C. color C. identified C. appreciation C. skip C. routine C. confirmed 54
55 the people who helped me to see that there is more to life than having an eating D. homework D. cleaned D. stop D. problem D. bored D. dropping D. recovered D. though D. developed D. relevant D. doubts D. promised D. affect D. merely D. confirm D. recognized D. ambition D. draw D. specific D. approached
第三部分 阅读理解（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 recently had dinner with someone who told me that one of his best friends had been killed in a private plane crash, and something happened at the memorial service that he’ll never forget. He shared the story with me. At the memorial service, his friend’s wife walked to the platform to speak to the gathering. She said a friend had asked her the best memory she had of their life together. At the moment, she had been too sad to answer, but she had thought about it since and wanted to answer the question. They were in their late forties when he died, and she began talking about a time in their life almost twenty years earlier. She had quit her job to obtain her master’s degree, and her husband never hesitated in his support. He held down his own job and also did the cooking, cleaning, and other housework while she studied for her degree. One time they both stayed up all night. She was finishing her paper, and he was preparing for an important business meeting. That morning, she walked out of her study, leaned against the door by the stairs, looked at her husband downstairs and just thought about how much she loved him. She knew how important this meeting was to his future, and she was feeling guilty that she didn’t even have time to make his breakfast. He took his briefcase and hurried out. She heard the garage door open and close, but much to her surprise, she heard it open again about thirty seconds later. From above, she watched her husband dash into the house and walk over to the forgotten coffee table. Marking the surface of it with his finger through the dust with the words “I love you”, then he raced back to his car. The new widow then looked out at her audience and said, “John and I had a wonderful life together. We have been around the world several times. We’ve had everything money can buy...but nothing comes close to that moment.” Hearing this, I was deeply moved. “Love makes life worthwhile.” 56. Why did the woman quit her job? A. She had to support her husband. C. She wanted to travel around the world. A. he managed to keep his job C. he cancelled his job A. how busy their life was C. how her husband loved her B. She needed to concentrate on her studies. D. She had too much housework to do. B. he needed help in his work D. he delayed his work B. how they improved their life D. how hard her husband worked B Being less than perfectly well-dressed in a business setting can result in a feeling of great discomfort that may well require treatment to eliminate. And the sad truth is that “clothing mismatches” on the job can ruin the day of the person who is wearing the inappropriate attire(着 装)—and the people with whom he or she comes in contact. Offices vary when it comes to dress codes. Some businesses have very high standards for their employees and set strict guidelines for office attire, while others maintain a more relaxed attitude. However, it is always important to remember that no matter what your company’s attitude is regarding what you wear, you are working in a business environment and you should dress properly.
57. “He held down his own job…” in Paragraph 4 means that ______.
58. The woman mentioned an incident 20 years ago to show______.
Certain items may be more appropriate for evening wear than for a business meeting, just as shorts and a T-shirt are better suited for the beach than for an office environment. Your attire should reflect both your environment and your position. A senior vice president has a different image to maintain than that of a secretary or sales assistant. Like it or not, you will be judged by your personal appearance. This is never more apparent than on “dress-down days”, when what you wear can say more about you than any business suit ever could. In fact, people will pay more attention to what you wear on dress-down days than on “business professional ” days. Thus, when dressing in “business casual” clothes, try to put some good taste into your wardrobe choices, recognize that the “real” definition of business casual is to dress just one notch(等级) down from what you would normally wear of business-professional attire days. Remember, there are borders between your career and our social life. You should dress one way for play and another way when you mean business. Always ask yourself where you are going and how other people will be dressed when you get there. Is the final destination the opera, the beach, or the office? Dress properly and you will discover the truth in the principle that clothes make the man—and the woman. When in doubt, always misjudge on the side of dressing slightly more traditionally than the situation demands. 59. What is the passage mainly about? A. A president of a company should dress differently from a secretary or sales assistant. B. How to dress properly in a business setting. C. The differences between professional and casual dress. D. Improper dress will make a person feel uncomfortable. 60. Which of the following statements is true? A. Every company has strict rules regarding office dress. B. You can wear whatever you like if your company doesn’t have high standards for dressing. C. In companies with relaxed rules on office dress, you can’t spot a manager among others. D. You should dress according to the business setting even when there are no fixed rules. 61. Which statement best describes “dress-down days”? A. People are usually more careful about what they wear on dress-down days than on other occasions. B. People’s clothes on dress-down days don’t receive much attention. C. On dress-down days, you can wear whatever you like. D. We can’t judge a person’s taste by his clothes on dress-down days. 62. Which of the following is NOT the rule offered in the passage with regard to business dress? A. For a business meeting and a concert, you should dress differently. B. Think about how other guests will wear if you are invited to a dinner. C. Remember to ask others for advice when you are not sure about what to dress. D. Dress a bit traditionally if you are not sure about proper dress for a certain occasion. C Saying “thank you” is probably the first thing most of us learn to do in a foreign language. After all, we’re brought up to be polite, and it is important to make a good impression upon other people — especially across national divides.
So, what exactly are you supposed to say when “thank you” is only the 20th most popular way to express gratitude? According to a recent survey, 19 other ways of expressing appreciation finished ahead of “thank you” in a poll of 3,000 people. Pollsters(民测调查员) found almost half of those asked preferred the more informal “cheers”, while others liked to use such expressions as “ta”, “great” and “nice one”. So, just what is the appropriate form of words to express your thanks? Fortunately, the clue is in the language itself. “Cheers”, despite its popularity, is considered an informal way to say thank you — and this is a definite clue as to when you can best use it. For instance, when going for a drink with friends, a smile and a “cheers” by way of thanks is not only appropriate to the situation, it is also culturally accurate. “Ta”, originated from the Danish word “tak”, was the second-most popular expression of thanks, and is also commonly used in informal situations, along with phrases such as “nice one”, and “brilliant”. Interestingly, one word that didn’t make it into the top 20 was “thanks”, thank you’s shorter, more informal cousin. “Thanks” can be useful, as it is able to bridge the divide between the formality of “thank you” and the downright relaxed “cheers”. Certain words can double as an expression of thanks as well as delight. Again, the words themselves offer the clue as to when best to use them. For example, words like “awesome”, “brilliant” and “you star” featured highly in the new poll and they can hint at both your pleasure at someone’s action, as well as serving to express your thanks. If you are on the receiving end of a “new” thank you, you can respond with a simple “no problem”, or “sure”. Of course, in certain circumstances, a simple wave, nod or smile may be appropriate. For instance, if a car driver slows down to let you cross the road, simply raising your hand in acknowledgement is enough to show that you appreciate the driver’s consideration. Sometimes, formality is necessary, and “thank you” is still the best choice in such situations. But students should not worry about when exactly to use certain expressions. Many people in Western countries are worried that good manners are in decline. People are tired of seeing their acts of kindness and service pass without comment. So don’t think your “thank you” is clumsy or awkwardly formal. The chances are, if you said “thank you”, you made someone’s day. You star. 63. We can tell from the results of the poll that __________. A. there is a variety of expressions of appreciation. B. “thank you” remains the best expression of gratitude. C. people are unconcerned about politeness nowadays. D. there are more formal expressions than informal ones. 64. According to the passage, which is an appropriate response to “awesome” or “brilliant”? A. Thanks. B. Sure. C. Nice one. D. Cheers. . 65. In the last paragraph the author encourages people to A. show their gratitude to others. C. continue their acts of kindness. A. How to Appear More Polite.
B. behave themselves well. D. stop worrying about bad manners. B. Good Manners in Decline!
66. Which of the following can serve as the best title of this passage?
C. Never hesitate to Say “Thank You”.
D. Ways to Show Gratitude. D Movie Extras
Would you mind lying in a coffin(棺材)? Would you shave your head? Are you willing to take out your false teeth? These are just a few of the questions Anne Marie Stewart and her staff sometimes ask the "talent" who serve as non-speaking "extras" in special films, television series, and made-for-TV movies produced in Toronto. Of course, the majority of extra calls are for more ordinary people, and Stewart has a list of about 650 registered extras. Crowd scenes, which are common, call for everyday people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and sizes. Over at Movie People, last-minute requests are not unusual. "We got a request once for an entire brass band of 30 people. They wanted it within the hour," said manager Yvonne McCartney. Another time, the company got a last-minute request for a newborn baby. "We found a baby that was three weeks premature," said Jonathan Aiken, an owner of the company. Then there was the worried call from a casting director whose "Star" got doggone stubborn one day and decided to just lie down and not work. The director needed a replacement dog, fast. "We got them two in one hour." said Aiken. "It was a matter of good connections and fast phone work." The eight phone lines needed to make 350 to 400 calls a day are one of Movie People's major expenses. Phone lines are the only way to stay in touch with casting directors and extras; but the latter are a group not necessarily interested in a long-term relationship. Most extra jobs pay only $7 an hour (with a six-hour minimum), while most agencies charge an annual $75 registration fee and get 10 to 15 per cent of extras’ earnings. It's no wonder that the turnover rate is fairly high. Some people who are between jobs do extra work as a temporary measure, said McCartney. But professionals, such as lawyers, also do the work because it's interesting. Others with flexible jobs have a desire to do something different. Some homemakers want to get out of the house and onto a movie set. Money's not the motivating reason. "One of the first things I say to people who walk in and ask about being an extra is, ‘You have to be available,' "said a person at Karen Clifton Agency. Inc. "The next thing I say is, 'You can't make a living at this.' ” 67. What kind of people are movie extras? A. TV series makers. C. Non-professional movie actors. A. have special talents C. make good connections A. They want to make more money. C. They think their regular job is boring. A. the loss of staff B. business profit B. Casting directors. D. Agents for movie stars. B. have a flexible schedule D. make hundreds of phone calls daily B. They want to start a career in acting. D. They think being on the stage is enjoyable. C. market demand D. operation expenses
68. According to the passage, movie extras should ________.
69. Why do white collar workers most probably like to be movie extras?
70. The underlined word “turnover” in the sixth paragraph probably means ____________.
第四部分：单词拼写（共 10 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分） 71. Cheating at the game eventually ruined that player's r____________. 72. They accused him of having p________ against his women employees. 73. Which c________ do you use to judge a good wine, taste, smell, color, or else? 74. We make no r__________ on the kinds of films we show--- as long as a film’s quality meets our standards, we include it. 75. The audience a________ anything that pleased them in the concert. 76. Can we reach a ___________(一致意见) on this issue? 77. A ___________(拼命的、不顾一切的) man will stop at nothing to get what he wants. 78. Once the ___________(固执的) man decided what to do, he would not change his mind. 79. If you __________(反驳、顶撞)me once more, you’re fired. 80. But for a ________(奖学金), Mary couldn’t have afforded her college education. 第五部分：任务型阅读（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 请认真阅读下列短文， 并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入最恰当的单词。 注意： 每空格 1 个单词。 Which is the best college or university in the country? That all depends on who you ask. There are several well-respected college ranking experts out there, but their number one picks vary wildly, from West Point to Harvard University. If anyone is using the rankings as the only way to decide, that is wrong for the rankings. Here is what you need to know to use each of them well when considering college choices. The methods vary wildly. U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges nationally and by region and type, so large national universities, like Harvard and Princeton, don’t appear on the same lists as smaller liberal arts colleges. The colleges themselves provide information including reputation surveys, admissions data, SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rates, faculty salaries, financial resources, class size, and student-faculty ratios. Failure to fill out a survey completely (or having the survey completed by different people from year to year) can result in a change in rank. Rankings are generally stable over time. Forbes, which started ranking colleges in 2008, does not divide schools by size or region. Instead, 650 schools are ranked for Forbes based on student evaluations on RateMyProfessor.com, the number of graduates listed in Who’s Who in America, salary information for graduated from Payscale.com, average student loan debt and default rates, and four-year graduation rates, among other things. The Princeton Review offers up 62 different Top 20 lists instead of ranking schools in order from best to worst. The data comes from surveying 122,000 students at 376 colleges, The Princeton Review said in a statement, and their lists offer rankings on everything from class size, political activity to social life. Know what you want in a college. Before putting much weight into a school’s rank, it’s important for students to decide what they’re really looking for in a college—and they shouldn’t wait until the last minute to start their search. They have to do the hard homework of understanding the cost, location, activities… listening to people’s advice about where students from that high school have gotten into.
Consider the classes and degrees offered by each college—do they fit your interests? What is the campus like—do you want a city setting or a classic, tree-lined courtyard? If you can, visit several schools and talk to students—what teaching style do the instructors have, how are the classrooms set up? And, last but not least, take a look at tuition, room, board, and fees, as well as typical financial aid packages—which schools are affordable for your family? Top universities in any ranking list are probably the most competitive. It goes without saying that only a small number of students can get into the top 10. Students need to be realistic about their qualifications, and understand that, even if they are qualified, they still might not get in. “The top 10 could be drawn from the top five percent of high school students or even less. There’s simply no place to accept every applicant. Title: How to use college (81) Introduction Methods of ranking colleges Universities are ranked wildly (82) · U.S. News & World Report by region and type with information provided by each college (83) ▲ . ▲ ▲ evaluations like class size, political activity and social life ▲ · Forbes based on (84) based on (85) Information you need to know about colleges ▲ · The Princeton Review · to do hard homework in (86) · to know well about colleges · to (87) (88) to get into top universities ▲ your own interest. ▲ to top universities, which do ▲ for every applicant even qualified It is hard for students, to be (89) not have enough (90) students. ▲ ▲ wisely on top lists.
第六部分：书面表达（满分 20 分） 这幅图画展示了某校高三学生高考备考的情景， 该事件引发了社会热议。请你根据对这幅图画的理 解，用英文写一篇短文。短文应包括以下内容： 1. 描述图片内容，如问题及问题的根源等； 2. 结合自身的学习生活，谈谈你的感想； 3. 提出解决问题的办法（至少两点） 。 注意： 词数 150 左右，文章的开头已经为你写好，不计入 总词数。 输液：infusion
It was recently reported that the whole class of a high school had some infusion in order to better prepare for the coming National College Entrance Exam. ________________________________________________________________________________ 答案： 1-5 CCBAB 6-10 AABCA 11-15 BCCAA 16-20 BCBBA 21-25 DACDB 26-30 CBABD 31-35 ADABC 36-40 BCADA 41-45 CDABC 46-50 BCABC 51-55 DBACB A 篇 BAC B 篇 BDAC C 篇 ABAD D 篇 CBDA 71. reputation 72. prejudice 73. criteria/ on 74. restrictions 75. applauded 76. consensus 77. desperate 78. stubborn 79. contradict 80. scholarship 答案： 81. rankings 82. differently 83. itself 84. student / graduate / students’ / graduates’ 85. everything 86. advance 87. consider 88. Chances / Opportunities 89. admitted 90. place One possible version: It was recently reported that the whole class of a high school had some infusion in order to better prepare for the coming National College Entrance Exam. The relevant people claim that it is a way for students to get nutrition so that they are physically powered for the coming exam, which is a landmark in their lives. Supporters say it’s a kind of care and love for the students. Schools should do whatever it can to help their students, academically, physiologically and physically. However, many people think it very stupid. They question the real effectiveness of the dripping and even doubt that there might be side effects. Besides, there are some other voices. They question our present education system—what kind of human beings students shall be brought up to be. It is time that educators started to think about what real education means. As a student, I have a complicated feeling toward this issue. On the one hand, we all hope we can be among those who can realize the dream of being a college student. On the other hand, we do dream about a sustainable learning environment, in which learning is fun. (168 words)