江苏省响水中学 2015 年秋学期高二年级期中考试 英语试题
命题人：吴素云 2015.11.4 注意事项： 1. 本试题分第 I 卷和第 II 卷,共 5 页。 2. 满分 120 分，考试时间 120 分钟。 第 I 卷（共三部分，共 85 分） 第一部分 听力部分（共两节，满分 20 分） 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，你将有 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 is the woman probably doing? A. Preparing a speech. B Listening to loud music. C Talking loudly on the telephone. 2. How does the woman like the canteen food? A. She is fond of it. B She is tired of it. C. She can‘t have enough of it.
3. Why does the man want to wear his new suit? A. At the woman‘s request. B. For an important occasion. C. To look more professional. 4. Where does this conversation probably take place? A. At the man‘s house B. At a hotel C. In a cafe.
5. What time is it when the conversation is on? A. 8:30 B. 8:45 C. 9:15
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. Why do they have no chance for the horror movie? A. The theater is too far. B. The tickets are sold out. C. The man didn‘t read the paper. 7. Which cinema are they going tonight? A. The Bayside B. The Capitol C. The Golden.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What is true about the woman‘s Danish friend? A. She worked at a bank. B. She used to live in London. C. She was the woman‘s roommate. 9. How long will the woman be in Copenhagen? A. Two weeks. B. Seven days. C. Three days.
10. What has the woman heard about Copenhagen? A. It‘s big but relaxing. B. People there are quite busy. C. It has good-quality desserts. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. What is the woman doing? A. Hosting an evening TV program. B. Having her bicycle repaired. C. Lecturing on business management. 12. Why did the man take over the bicycle shop? A. He wanted to be his own boss. B. He found it more interesting. C. He wanted to win a bike race. 13. What do we learn about the people working in the shop?
A. They are volunteers. B. They are all the man‘s friends. C. They work five days a week. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14. Why is the woman calling? A. She has an appointment with the man. B. She is checking if Mike still wants the desk. C. She wants to make sure if she could deliver the desk. 15. What probably is the man who answered the call? A. A colleague of Mike‘s. B. A relative of Mike‘s C. A neighbor of Mike‘s
16. What happened to the manager? A. He is on sick leave. B. He is busy with something. C. He is just not being around. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What is the presentation mainly about? A. The sales of the motor car. B. The popularity of the motor car. C. The development of the motor car. 18. What used to restrict the use of electric vehicles? A. The driving ranger and cost. B. Recharging points and safety. C. The driving range and recharging points. 19. What does the speaker say about electric vehicles of today? A. They are able to receive email. B. They can do all the driving for users. C. They are comparatively environmental-friendly. 20 What do you learn about a conventional car in the future? A. It will be powered by vegetable oil. B. It will be challenged by other new-energy cars.
C. It will still play an important role on the market. 第二部分，英语知识综合运用 第一节， 从 A,B,C,D 四个选项中选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项并在答题卡上，将该项 涂黑. (共 15 小题，每题 1 分,满分 15 分) 21. The project has already been ____ success because it has helped improve ____ local environment and the land around the Yangtze river. A. the, a B. a, the C. /, the D .a, /
22. China has succeeded in producing clones of cows and goats, and continues to research ways _____ cloning can benefit mankind. A. which B. where C. in which D. when
23. Playing badly, Matthew could not ______ the game, and as a result of his careless playing we lost. A. put up with B. keep pace with C. end up with D. come up with
24. From my point of view, friendship means having someone I can rely on and _____ to others. A. committing to B. commit to C. being committed to D. be committed to
25. _______for the breakdown of the school computer network, Alice was in low spirits. A. Blaming B. Blamed C. To blame D. To be blamed educational level and background. D. in terms of
26. This special school accepts all disabled students, A. according to B. regardless of
C. in addition to
27. I believe that human cloning is wrong. If we toy with nature, we will have to deal with the ______. A. coincidence B. competence C. confidence D. consequence
28. Annie put on an ______ look, ______ that she really appreciate the country music. A. amazed, pretending C. amazing, pretended B. amazing, pretending D. amazed, pretended
29. I shall never forget those days _____ I lived in the countryside with the farmers, _____ has a great effect on me. A. that, which B. when, who C. which , that D. when, which
30. --- Excuse me, but could you please tell me where Mr Smith, a famous comedian, lives ? --- Well, I‘m afraid there is ______ living nearby.
A. no such a person B. no such person C. such a person D. not such person 31. They looked forward with hope ______ a chance to receive further education. A. to getting B. of getting C. for getting D. to get
32. I have been convinced that the print media are usually more ______ and reliable than television. A. absurd B. accurate C. urgent D. shallow
33. Gone are the days when China, a major economic power in Asia today, ______ under the control of others. A. is B. was C. had been D. were
34. I have heard ______ said that Elizabeth is an iron lady, who enjoys great success in the business world. A. her B. what C. that D. it —________! He was just making a joke. C. Enjoy yourself D. Not at all
35. — I'm mad at what Jack said yesterday. A. Take your time 第二节 完型填空 B. Cheer up
阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 36-50 各题所给的 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。(共 15 小题，每题 1 分,满分 15 分) I was off to go back to work one evening when I saw my two children were busy sewing things on the sewing machine. My 11-year-old 36 was, in the midst of her project, going to
assist her elder brother in making a little cushion. I left, and after a few hours returned to find a mess in the kitchen and in the front room, and 37 children 39 38 in front of the television.
a long day, I was too tired to greet them and then I noticed the material my daughter
40 . It had been purchased to make a color-coordinated (颜色协调的) baby blanket, and now had chunks (块) cut out of 41 every piece of fabric (织物). Not stopping to listen, I exploded at the
children and explained 42 angry I was at what had been done. My daughter listened to me 43 , not trying to defend herself at all, 44 the pain could be 45
seen written across her face. She went back to her room, and spent some time there alone she came out to say good night and once again apologized for the mistake she had made. A few hours later, as I was preparing to go to bed, I found that there on my bed beautiful, little cushion 46
47 the forbidden fabric, with the words ―I LOVE MOM‖. Alongside it she had taken the fabric.
48 apologizing again, and the innocence 49
To this day, I still get tears in my eyes when I 50 of my actions. 52 was I who then went to her and 53 54
how I reacted and still feel the
for my actions. I display with great
pride the cushion on my bed, and constantly use 55 than a child‘s love. 36. A. daughter 37. A. neither 38. A. sitting B. son B. either B. being sit
to remind me that nothing in this world is
C. sister C. all C. to sit C. Having had C. used C. some C. how C.happily C. therefore C. since C. lay
D. brother D. both D. sit D. To have been had D. had used D. seldom D. that D. embarrassedly D. meanwhile D. as D. laid D. made into D. a note was D. now that D. speak highly of D. pain D. There D. apologized D. that D greater
39. A. Having been had B. To have 40. A. was being used 41. A. almost 42. A .what 43. A. friendly 44. A. and 45. A. before 46. A. lain 47. A. to make into 48. A. a note is 49. A. in whom 50. A. come up with 51. A. good 52. A. That 53. A. make up 54. A. it 55. A. bigger B. was used B. near B. which B. excitedly B. but B. after B. lied
B. making out of C. made out of B. was a note B. in which B. speak of B. happiness B. It B. cried B. one B. higher C. is a note C. in that C. think of C. cold C. This C. thanked C. the one C. worse
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中选出最佳答案, 选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该 项涂黑。 A In the months following my arrival, my parents worried about the kind of life I would have. They considered their choices, including the possibility of giving me up for adoption. But at last,
my parents decided it was their responsibility to raise me as best as they could. I soon proved that even without limbs(四肢) I was athletic and well coordinated(协调). I was all trunk but all baby boy too. I learnt to pull myself into a straight position by sticking against a wall and going up it. My mum and dad worked with me for a long time trying to help me master a more comfortable method, but I always insisted on finding my own way. One of the best surprises of my childhood was the control I had over my little left foot. I used it to roll myself around. My parents and doctors felt that the handy little foot might be of greater use. There were two toes but they were fused when I was born. So they decided to give me an operation to free the toes, which would enable me to use them like fingers to hold a pen. When the doctors are preparing me for the operation, my mother kept emphasizing(强调) to them that they should pay special attention to the possibility of my body overheating. She knew another child without limbs who overheated during an operation and was left with brain damage. Unfortunately, even though they knew my mother was a nurse, they didn‘t take her advice seriously. Despite the successful separation of my toes, I had to be put into buckets of ice to bring down the temperature. After the operation, my quality of life improved a lot from my newly freed toes, though they didn‘t work exactly as the doctors had hoped. Most of my parents‘ worst fears never became true. Raising me was certainly not easy, but for all the challenges, we had plenty of laughter and joy. I had an amazingly normal childhood in which I enjoyed playing jokes on my siblings, Aaron and Michelle, just like other big brothers. Life may be kicking you around now. But I‘m telling you that you can‘t even imagine the good that awaits you if you refuse to give up. Stay focused on your dream and chase it. You have the power to change your situations. 56. What does the underlined word ―fused‖ (Para 3) most probably mean? A. joined together C. slightly bent 57. B. broken in two D. seriously injured
Which of the following about the operation is TRUE? A. My mother helped with the operation as a nurse. B. The operation was quite successful exactly as expected. C. The doctors should have taken my mum‘s suggestions. D. The overheating did some harm to my brain.
What message does the passage express? A. Failure is the mother of success. B. Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. C. All things are difficult before they are easy. D. He who falls today may rise tomorrow. B It's tough, it hurts – and yet more than two million of us in the UK run at least once a week.
Of course, some people run to lose weight, or to get fit, and these are great reasons. Running is
also easy to do, it's cheap, and you can do it when you want. All these factors certainly contribute to the fact that running is one of the most popular sports in the UK. But for many of those two million runners, the real reason we head out to pound the roads until our legs hurt is more intangible(无形的) than weight loss or fitness. Many runners become interested in times. They try to break the 40-minute barrier for the 10K, or run under four hours for the marathon. Yet, really, these times are almost meaningless. And as soon as they are achieved, another target is thrown out almost immediately. The times are only the carrots we put in front of ourselves. But why do we put them there in the first place? Nobody ever gives a wise answer. Deep down, we all know the answer. Running brings us joy. Watch small children when they are excited, at play, and mostly they can't stop running. There's a great moment in The Catcher in the Rye when Holden Caulfield, caught in the uneasy space between childhood and adulthood, is walking across his school grounds one evening and he suddenly starts to run. "I don't even know what I was running for – I guess I just felt like it," he says. This will to run is born. In fact, humans may well have evolved the way we did because of our ability to run. As children, and even adolescents, we can respond to this natural call to run whenever the feeling takes us. As we run, we begin to sense that childish joy, which is born to live a wilder existence. As we run, the layers of responsibility and identity we have gathered in our lives, the father, mother, lawyer, teacher, all fall away, leaving us with the raw human being. If we push on, running harder, deeper into the loneliness, further away from the world and the structure of our lives, we begin to feel strangely excited, separated yet at the same time connected, to ourselves. With nothing but our own two legs moving us, we begin to get a sense of who, or what, we really are. After a long run everything seems right in the world. Everything is at peace. To experience this is a powerful feeling, strong enough to have us coming back, again and again, for more. 59. By saying ―The times are only the carrots we put in front of ourselves‖ (Paragraph 4), the author means _____. A. runners are not able to achieve their goals B. progress in times is just one simple reason for running C. records in running can‘t be broken D. nobody knows the reason why people like running 60. The purpose of using the example of Holden Caulfield in Paragraph 5 is to show that _______. A. children enjoy running B. childhood is joyful. C. children often ran for nothing D. running is a natural behavior of human beings
The author mentions the reasons for running except _____. A. physical fitness and low cost B. self challenge C. escape from responsibility D. joy and peace in mind C You don‘t have to look far to find concerns about how technology will steal our jobs. It‘s
been widely noticed that automation(自动化) is making machines more powerful and shortening the list of current jobs that only a human can do. Over the weekend, I read Martin Ford‘s new book, Rise of the Robots, which looks at how far machines have come. Ford warns of a coming perfect storm in which mankind has to fight rising inequality, unemployment caused by technology, and climate change. He says finding a way forward may be the greatest challenge of our time. Yes, robots are coming for our current jobs, and that‘s an issue. But what‘s especially interesting is the place where Ford says we really need to get some robots — health care. Ford gives us the explosion of health-care costs. In 1960, health care was less than 6 percent of the U.S. economy. That increased three times by 2013. The United States spends about double what most industrialized countries spend on health care. ―The danger, is not too many health care robots but too few,‖ Ford writes. ―Technology has affected other employment areas. It is producing inequality and unemployment, as well as falling incomes for most workers in other industries. If technology can‘t improve the health-care area, many people will be unable to afford health care. Take a global look at this and it becomes more acceptable to welcome the machines, and to accept that some jobs should disappear. If machines make health care cheaper, then more humans around the world will be able to afford it. The health of humans worldwide would benefit. Besides, we‘ve seen workers turn to other jobs in the past. As Ford says, nearly half of U.S. workers were employed on farms in the late 1800s. When those jobs disappeared, new ones were found. Ford isn‘t alone in highlighting our difficult situation here. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently touched on it with Fortune‘s Dan Primack. ―Everybody complains, ?Oh, my God, robots are going to kill all the jobs and this is going to be terrible and we need less technology because of that.‘ But then at the same time everybody complains, ?Oh, my God, look at the rising cost of health care,‘ ‖ Andreessen told Primack. ―If you want to bring down the prices of health care and education, the answer will be more technology.‖ 62. Too few health care robots will lead to _____. A. unaffordable health care C. income decreases 63. B. more people out of work D. unequal social status
The example of farms in the late 1800s in Paragraph 7 shows that _____.
A. technology can help bring down health care costs B. there is no need to worry about job loss C. American workers could find new jobs easily D. machines will cause workers to lose jobs 64. What does the ―difficult situation‖ (Para 8) refer to? A. How to prevent robots stealing jobs B. How to reduce health care costs C. How to apply technology in health care D. How to balance health care costs and employment 65. The main purpose of the passage is to ______ A. raise some concerns about technology B. argue against rising health care costs C. declare the importance of introducing robots into health care D. warn people of the dangers of health care robots D People and the sources of air pollution are found in the same places. This means that cities with large populations have the biggest problem of dirty air. Air pollution is caused by many different things. A major source of air pollution is the gas fumes from cars. Statistics show that 93 percent of all auto trips are within cities. Another major source of dirty is the burning of coal and oil for energy. This energy is needed to make electricity. Of course, much more electricity is used in the city than in the country. On the average, we throw away more trash and garbage than the year before. The burning of garbage contributes to air pollution. Many major industries are also responsible for the dirty air in the around cities. The fumes from iron, steel, chemical, and petroleum production add particles to the air. The effects of air pollution range from mild headaches to death. The levels of pollution found in heavy for traffic may cause headaches for loss of clear vision. Wherever coal and oil are used for fuel, fumes may kill trees and plants and cause metal to corrode. In some of the larger cities, these fumes endanger the life of human beings by contributing to lung diseases and causing early death. 66. The key point of the passage is that A. the cause of air pollution is people B. the causes and the effects of air pollution are both found in cities .
C. the effects of air pollution range from headaches to death D. air pollution is caused by dirty air 67. What is the purpose of this passage? A. To persuade people to stop polluting the air. B. To tell the causes of air pollution. C. To tell why cities are bad places to live. D. To describe why cities are bad places to live. 68. Why is air pollution graver (严重的)in the city than in the country? A. Because there are larger populations in cities. B. Because the air in the city is dirty. C. Because there are more cars in the city. D. Because there are much more gas fumes from cars and burning of coal and oil for energy in the city than in the country. 69. The fumes from coal and oil may cause metal A. to turn black B. to become rusty C. to corrode . D. to twist
70. In larger cities, the fumes from coal and oil may contribute to ________. A. heart disease B. lung disease C. loss of clear vision D. serious headache
第二卷 非选择题（满分 35 分） 第五部分 任务型阅读 （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 中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词。 Less is more. This is why we say: reduce things by half instead of doubling them, relax instead of stressing, and slow down instead of speeding up. Apply these principles(原则) in your everyday life. You will then find yourself well along on your journey to simplification. Separate Your Actions When you concentrate on one task, you find you have energy that you didn‘t even know you had. Just imagine: you have to carry two heavy pigs over 100 yards. If you carry two, it will take forever. But if you tie one pig in a place, pick up the other, gather all your strength and make a dash for the finish line, pause for a moment, run back and get the other one, and carry the second pig to the finish line, then you can be sure of success. Say ―No‖ Firmly If you have the feeling that 24 hours per day are not enough for all the things you need to do, then it‘s not bec ause the day has too few hours, but because you have too many activities. The solution is equally simple: say no to accept so much work in your private life or
your working life. Allow Yourself to Be Weak ―I can deal with stress‖ is regarded as a positive statement in the world of work. People who can deal with stress are given more and more to --- until one day they break. Pay careful attention to the signs that tell you that you are under more stress than you can deal with. If you become ill, or your work efficiency decreases, change your life goals. Say quite openly, ―I can‘t manage that.‖ Stop Expecting Everything to Be Perfect ―If only I were slimmer, more beautiful, richer, more clever, then I would be happier.‖ This is a dream that makes a lot of people ill, and unhappy. Life is imperfect. Only those who accept this reality can lead a really full life. Of course there are activities in which errors are dangerous: driving a car; crossing the road. But life doesn‘t entirely have these things. In among them there is possibility that you may make small and large mistakes. Escape Now and Then Successful people all have their own places where they can be left alone in order to work. Find out which places improve your creativity. For me it‘s the train. When I know that I‘m going to be traveling for four hours without phone calls or people knocking on my door, I find my mind is free and I can read or write articles. How to Theme Less is more, which helps you know and achieve 73 to apply 76 75 71 72 more easily. your life a simpler life. 74 than you
Concentrate on one task, and you will find you are more to accept too much work in your life.
Change life goals if you are under more stress than you can 78 will be unhappy. Find out where you can be left 80
. 79 , you
yourself to make mistakes since life is not perfect.
to improve your creativity.
第二部分：书面表达（25） Culture in general is concerned with beliefs and values on the basis of which people explain experiences and behaviors, individually or in groups. Generally speaking, culture refers to a group or community with which you share common experiences that shape the way you understand the world. The same person, thus, can belong to several different cultures depending on his or her birthplace, nationality, ethnicity, family status, gender, age, language, education, physical
condition, religion, profession, place of work and so on. Culture is often at the root of communication challenges. Exploring historical experiences and the ways in which various cultural groups have related to each other is important in opening channels for cross-cultural communication. Becoming more aware of cultural differences, as well as exploring cultural similarities, can help you communicate with others more effectively. Next time you find yourself in a confusing situation, ask yourself how culture may be shaping your own reactions, and try to see the world from the others‘ point of view. 写作内容: 1. 用约 30 个单词写出上文概要; 2. 用约 120 个单词发表你的观点,内容包括: 1) 你如何看待文化多样性(cultural diversity) ? 2) 我们应该如何解决文化差异方面的问题 ? 写作要求： 1.在作文中可以使用亲身经历或虚构的故事，也可以参阅材料的内容，但不能直接引用文中 原句。 2.不必写标题。 3.不能出现真实姓名和班级。
江苏省响水中学 2015 年秋学期高二年级期中考试 参考答案 听力 1-5 ABBCB 6-10 BCBBC 单项选择：21BCBCB 26 BDADB 完型填空：36—55 阅读理解：56--70 任务型阅读：71--80 11-15 AABCA 31 ABBDB 16-20 ACCCB
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71simplify; 72 lead/ have/ live; 73 Principles; 74 energetic; 75success; 76Refuse; 77handle; 78 Allow; 79Or/Otherwise; 80alone
possible version Culture is mainly about beliefs and values that people in a certain region share. Knowing more about culture differences can help us achieve effective
communication with people from different cultures. In my opinion, culture diversity can bring us lots of benefits. For one thing, it makes our world more colorful. How boring our planet would be if there were only one culture ! Tor another, it can lead to a higher level of human civilization. How should we solve problems with culture differences ? First of all, we need to have an open mind to accept them by looking for aspects in common. Secondly, we must respect them. As the saying goes, ―When in Rome do as the Romans do. ‖ we must act according to locals‘ customs and habits wherever we go. Last but not least, we‘re supposed to learn from different cultures. There is no doubt that each culture has its own advantages.