平阳中学 2013-2014 学年高二上学期期中考试 英语试题
选择题部分（共 110 分）
一、听力（共两节，每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 第一节(共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最 佳选项，并标在试题卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都
有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小 题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. How is the weather in the woman’s opinion? A. Warm B. Cold C. Hot 2. What does the man mean? A. He already has plans. B. The woman should decide C. He will make a reservation 3. Why did the man go to Beijing? A. To visit his parents. B. To have an interview C. To receive job training 4. What are the two speakers talking about? A. What to take up as a hobby B. How to keep fit C. How to handle pressure 5. What will the man do first? A. Tidy his room. B. Go on a picnic. C. Wear clothes 第二节(共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分) 请听下面 4 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，并标在试题卷的相应位置。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 至 7 题。 6. What are the two speakers doing? A. Seeing a movie. B. Having dinner. C. Making soup. 7. What makes the man unhappy? A. The woman doesn’t cook very well. B. The woman seldom talks to him at dinner.
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C. The woman watches too many commercials. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 9 题。 8. What is the woman going to do after dinner? A. Watch TV. B. Give a speech. C. Listen to a speech. 9. What do we know about the woman? A. She feels very tired. B. She enjoys the election very much. C. She likes to shake hands with many people. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. Where is the woman from? A. The UK B. America C. Russia 11. What do the kids ask for on Halloween? A. Candy. B. Masks. C. Clothes. 12. What will the woman do? A. Buy some candy. B. Attend a party. C. Make masks. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What is the man reading? A. A textbook. B. A magazine. C. A novel. 14. Why are some people against kung fu novels? A. They think kung fu novels are bad for teenagers. B. They think kung fu novels are not useful today. C. They don’t think highly of kung fu writers. 15. What are kung fu novels considered as by some people? A. Old Chinese literature. B. Modern Chinese literature. C. Future Chinese literature. 16. What does the woman think of the new textbooks? A. She is indifferent (漠然，无所谓) to them. B. She is in favor of them. C. She is against them. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. How long has the woman been coughing? A. Two days. B. Three days. C. Four days. 18. What is wrong with the woman? A. She has a headache. B. She is tired. C. She has got the flu. 19. What does the man tell the woman to do? A. Stay in bed for some time. B. Go around from time to time. C. Come to see him tomorrow morning. 20. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
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A. In the street.
B. In the man’s office
C. At the woman’s
二、单词拼写（每小题 0.5 分，满分 10 分） 21. What ___ great progress he’s made! He is no longer such ___ failure as everybody calls him. A. a; / B. /; a C. a; a D. /; / 22. Courage is ________ it takes to admit mistakes that you have made. A. that B. which C. what D. how 23. This is my hometown, where I was born and _______. A. brought up B. put up C. made up D. caught up 24. Every spring, Mexico Gulf turtles _______ and bury their eggs in the warm and soft sand of the Boggend Beach. A. lie B. lay C. lain D. lift 25. The fire spread very fast, but people still ______ to escape this burning hotel. A. tried B. succeeded C. intended D. managed 26. The water ________ this beautiful island is blue and crystal clear. A. surrounds B. surrounded C. surrounding D. to surround 27. You don’t have to look up in the dictionary every new word you ______ when reading. A. come about B. come up with C. come by D. come across 28. Having been praised by the teacher, the little girl ran back home, ________. A. happily and satisfied B. eager and excitedly C. happy and satisfied D. anxiously and excitedly 29. This vaccine(疫苗) will keep you _____of AIDS, for you have gained immunity(免疫力). A. clear B. clean C. sick D. free 30. The research team has made a breakthrough, which is _______ with their fellow workers. A. content B. satisfied C. pleased D. popular 31. I regret wasting so much time playing. I ________ harder. A. should have studied B. must have studied C. need have studied D. might have studied 32. The grass and the bushes prevent the fine top soil from _________. A. clearing away B. being cleared away C. washing away D. being washed away
36. The small village is totally ____ from the outside world because of the typhoon and the power failure caused by it. A. cut in B. cut off C. cut out D. cut up
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37. Meeting different people ______ most people who are traveling abroad. A. interesting B. interested C. interests D. interest 38. The internet keeps us ________ of the latest development of science and technology. A. informing B. inform C. informed D. to inform 39. This is a chance that is _______ worth trying for. A. very B. quite C. rather D. well 40. Occasions are quite rare _______ I have to be formally dressed. A. that B. which C. when D. as 三、完形填空（每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） During the time of the Second World War, a woman from New York was one of the many who had a son in the army in __41__. The son __42__ home once a week. His mother was always __43__ to receive his letters, so when the letters __44__ stopped coming, she became worried. She soon __45__ from the Home Office that her son was __46__ by the Japanese. And he was now in__47__. A few week later, the mother was __ 48__ happy to get a letter from her son. He wrote that he was in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, __49__ he was treated well and was in __50__ health. At the end of the letter, he __51__, “PS. Steam off the stamp and give it to my little brother for his __52__.” As the boy was her only son, the mother was __53__, but she still followed his son’s __54__ and did what his son told her to. There, under the stamp on the envelope __55__ a message, __56__, “help, we’re __57__ to death.” The truth is that in the prison there was a Japanese officer who examined the prisoners’ __58__ letters with the power to __59__ anything offensive to the Japanese administration(管理). That’s __60__ this boy used a smart way to send his mother a letter telling her what it was like inside the prison. 41. A. America B. Asia C. Europe D. Africa 42. A. visited B. stayed C. wrote D. called 43. A. pleased B. confused C. upset D. terrified 44. A. quickly B. suddenly C. finally D. quietly 45. A. studied B. received C. learned D. accepted 46. A. sent B. chosen C. heard D. caught 47. A. prison B. army C. service D. war 48. A. strangely B. extremely C. surprisingly D. increasingly 49. A. or B. for C. so D. but 50. A. poor B. bad C. fine D. terrible 51. A. wrote B. added C. explained D. hoped 52. A. fun B. pleasure C. interest D. collection 53. A. careful B. concerned C. curious D. considerate 54. A. instruction B. information C. attention D. request 55. A. had B. fixed C. wrote D. was 56. A. writing B. written C. reading D. read 57. A. trying B. starving C. beating D. struggling 58. A. secret B. regular C. private D. ordinary 59. A. remove B. require C. rewrite D. re-organize 60. A. how B. why C. where D. when 四、阅读理解(第一节 20 小题，第二节 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 50 分)
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第一节：阅读下列材料，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答 题纸上将相应选项的标号涂黑。 A While the rest of his family was happily feasting during the Spring Festival, Zu Xinming, a Senior 2 student in Shaanxi province, was frowning. “Every time my relatives leave after dinner, almost half of the dishes are unfinished,” he said, “and we throw away a lot of food.” Nowadays in China, food waste is a widespread problem. Each year, Chinese people throw away the equivalent (相等的量) of about 50 million tons of grain, an amount which could feed 200 million people, according to Xinhua News Agency. One reason is that people are unaware of the issue. “Some of my friends don’t care at all when they can’t finish the food on their plates,” said Zu, “and they even throw it away if they don’t like the taste.” Gong Tao, an official from the Communist Youth League of China Committee of Central South University in Hunan province, is worried about the decreasing awareness of food waste on his campus in recent years. “Students don’t know how much hard work others go through in order to provide their food,” Gao told China Education Daily. One deeper factor is the Chinese cultural value of “face”. In a Chinese banquet (宴会) setting, the host feels great shame when guests’ plates are empty. “Serving lots of food is the Chinese way of showing respect to guests and displaying generosity,” Yu Changjiang, a sociologist at Peking University, told Xinhua. Huge public spending on government banquets is also worsening the situation. Government banquets at the taxpayer’s expense (纳税人承担费用) have become “a major source of waste”, commented People’s Daily. The good news is that people are already beginning to take action. On Jan 16, 10 restaurants with 749 outlets (店) in Beijing joined an “eating up” campaign promoted by Xu Xiake, deputy director of China Land and Resources News. These restaurants have begun serving half-sized meals and small dishes. So, how can you help reduce food waste? Discuss with your family regularly about your food preferences and how much you want to eat. Eat all of the food on your plate and in your bowl. And each week, help your parents clean the fridge so that all of the food gets eaten before it goes to waste.
63. The passage is meant to tell the readers __________. A. everybody should do his bit to help reduce food waste B. everybody must join in the “eating-up” campaign C. Chinese way of showing generosity is a waste of food
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D. some restaurants have begun to serve half-sized meals 64. How many reasons are mentioned in the passage for the food waste problem in China? A. 5 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 65. Where is the passage most probably taken from? A. Textbook B. Newspaper C. Magazine D. Guidebook B Guide to Stockholm University Library Our library offers different types of studying places and provides a good studying environment. Zones The library is divided into different zones. The upper floor is a quiet zone with over a thousand places for silent reading, and places where you can sit and work with your own computer. The reading places consist mostly of tables and chairs. The ground floor is the zone where you can talk. Here you can find sofas and armchairs for group work. Computers You can use your own computer to connect to the wi-fi specially prepared for notebook computers; you can also use library computers, which contain the most commonly used applications, such as Microsoft Office. They are situated(位于) in the area known as the Experimental Field on the ground floor. Group-study places If you want to discuss freely without disturbing others, you can book a study room or sit at a table on the ground floor. Some study rooms are for 2-3 people and others can hold up to 6-8 people. All rooms are marked on the library maps. There are 40 group-study rooms that must be booked via the website. To book, you need an active University account and a valid University card. You can use a room three hours per day, nine hours at most per week. Storage of Study Material The library has lockers for students to store course literature. When you have got at least 40 credits(学分), you may rent a locker and pay 400 SEK for a year’s rental period. Rules to be Followed Mobile phone conversations are not permitted anywhere in the library. Keep your phone on silent as if you were in a lecture and exit the library if you need to receive calls. Please note that food and fruit are forbidden in the library, but you are allowed to have drinks and sweets with you. 66. The library’s upper floor is mainly for students to __________. A. read in a quiet place B. have group discussions C. take comfortable seats D. get their computers fixed 67. Library computers on the ground floor __________. A. help students with their field experiments B. contain software necessary for schoolwork C. are for those who want to access the wi-fi D. are mostly used for filling out application forms 68. What condition should be met to book a group-study room? A. A group must consist of 8 people B. Three-hour use per day is the minimum
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C. One should first register (注册) at the university D. Applicants must mark the room on the map 69. A student can rent a locker in the library if he __________. A. can afford the rental fee B. attends certain courses C. has nowhere to put his books D. has earned the required credits 70. What should NOT be brought into the library? A. Mobile phones B. Orange juice C. Candy D. Sandwiches C An idea that started in Seattle's public library has spread throughout America and beyond. The concept is simple: help to build a sense of community in a city by getting everyone to read the same book at the same time. In addition to encouraging reading as a pursuit (追求) to be enjoyed by all, the program allows strangers to communicate by discussing the book on the bus, as well as promoting reading as an experience to be shared in families and schools. The idea came from Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl who launched (发起）the "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book " project in 1998. Her original program used author visits, study guides and book discussion groups to bring people together with a book, but the idea has since expanded to many other American cities, and even to Hong Kong. In Chicago, the mayor appeared on television to announce the choice of To Kill a Mockingbird as the first book in the "One Book, One Chicago" program. As a result, reading clubs and neighborhood groups sprang up around the city. Across the US, stories emerged of parents and children reading to each other at night and strangers chatting away on the bus about plot and character. The only problem arose in New York, where local readers could not decide on one book to represent the huge and diverse population. This may show that the idea works best in medium-sized cities or large towns, where a greater sense of unity(一致）can be achieved .Or it may show that New Yorkers rather missed the point, putting all their energy and passion into the choice of the book rather than discussion about a book itself. As Nancy points out, the level of success is not measured by how many people read a book, but by how many people are enriched by the process or have enjoyed speaking to someone with whom they would not otherwise have shared a word. 71. What is the purpose of the project launched by Nancy? A. To invite authors to guide readers. B. To encourage people to read and share. C. To involve people in community service. D. To promote the friendship between cities. 72. Why was it difficult for New Yorkers to carry out the project? A. They had little interest in reading. B. They were too busy to read a book. C. They came from many different backgrounds. D. They lacked support from the local government. 73. According to the passage, where would the project be more easily carried out? A. In large communities with little sense of unity B. In large cities where libraries are far from home C. In medium-sized cities with a large population D. In large towns where agreement can be quickly reached
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74. The underlined words “shared a word” in Paragraph 5 probably mean . A. exchanged ideas with each other B. discussed the meaning of a word C. gained life experience D. used the same language 75. According to Nancy, the degree of success of the project is judged by . A. the careful selection of a proper book B. the growing popularity of the writers C. the number of people who benefit from reading D. the number of books that each person reads D IMAGINE that your parents have bought you the most advanced robot. He looks like a real person. He talks to you and plays with you. He can even think for himself and figure out what you need. It may feel as if you have a considerate new brother who keeps you company all the time. But come to think of it, can you really trust him? Ever since the first robot was created decades ago, scientists have kept thinking about the task of making robots more like humans. However, as they have gotten closer to that goal, doubts have grown. According to the BBC, Japanese robot designer Masahiro Mori argues that the more lifelike robots become, the more humans feel a connection to them. But once they become too similar to humans, people begin to feel uncomfortable. This theory is what led to the creation of a brand new robot in Switzerland earlier this month. Roboy, as the new machine is called, has various human-like abilities such as hand-shaking and bicycle-riding, but instead of a skin-like covering, Roboy is wrapped in shiny white armor (盔甲) that clearly shows its robot status. “As long as people can clearly see that the robot is a machine, even if they project their feelings into it, then they feel comfortable,” Rolf Pfeifer, the creator of Roboy from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, told the BBC. But the problem that people have with robots is not just with the way they look. It also has to do with the roles that they play in our lives. A survey last year of European Union countries showed that 88 percent of those interviewed agreed that robots are “necessary as they can do jobs that are too hard or dangerous for people”, such as space exploration and war fighting. But when it comes to taking care of children, 60 percent said that robots should not be allowed to participate, because as robots become more advanced and complicated, parents may tend to hand over too much responsibility to them. No matter what, robots will soon enter our homes, Pfeifer said. What is not yet clear is whether they will act more like servants who work for us or companions who live with us. 76. What is the purpose of the text? A. To introduce the newly-invented robot, Roboy. B. To discuss problems related to designing robots. C. To explore the roles robots will play in our future lives. D. To argue what kinds of robots appeal to people more. 77. Why did Pfeifer make Roboy look like a robot? A. To better protect it. B. To make it look cool and modern. C. To make it clearly different from a human. D. To keep its price down. 78. According to the paragraph before the last one, most of the people interviewed __________.
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A. welcome robots into their homes B. believe robots are useful for certain dangerous tasks C. think families with children shouldn’t use robots for housework D. are afraid that children will become less responsible if robots take care of them 79. Which best describes the author’s tone in the article? D. Anxious. A. Objective(客观的). B. Critical(批评的). C. Admiring. 80. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? A. The brand new robot in Switzerland can do everything human beings can. B. Scientists have long been dreaming of creating human-like robots. C. Robots in the future will serve as human beings’ good friends. D. People won’t be comfortable with robots like a machine in the house. 第二节：请从以下选项（A、B、C、D、E和F）中选出符合各段意思的问题，并在答题纸 上将相应选项的标号涂黑。选项中有一项是多余选项。 A. What are your great memories? B. How do you make use of phones in your life? C. How do you get along with your parents? D. Does your childhood mean a lot to you? E. Could you introduce yourself first? F. What changes would you like to make in your life? Love, success, happiness, family and freedom ---- how important are these values to you? Here is one interview which explores the fundamental questions in life. 81． My name is Misbah, 27 years old. I was born in a war-torn area. Right now I’m a web designer. 82． My parents used to take us to hunt birds, climb trees, and play in the fields. For me it was like a holiday because we were going to have fun all day long. Those are my great memories. 83． Yes. As life was very hard, I used to work to help bring money in for the family. I spent my childhood working, with responsibilities beyond my age. However, it taught me to deal with problems all alone. I learnt to be independent. 84． If I could change something in my life, I’d change it so that my childhood could have taken place in another area. I would have loved to live with my family in freedom. Who cares whether we have much money, or whether we have a beautiful house? It doesn’t matter as long as I can live with my family and we are safe. 85．
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My parents supported me until I came of age. I want to give back what I’ve got. That’s our way. But I am working in another city. My only contact with my parents now is through the phone, but I hate using it. It filters out your emotion and leaves your voice only. My deepest feelings should be pleased through sight, hearing and touch. 非选择题部分（共40分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分)
第二节：短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 下面短文中有 10 处语言错误。请在有错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（/\）,并在其下面写上该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（\）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写上修改后的词。 注意：1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 例如：It was very nice to get your invitation to spend/\ weekend with you. Luckily I was the am completely free then, so I’ll to say “yes”. I’ll arrive on Bristol at around 8pm on Friday evening. in My neighbor Li Hai is going to graduate college soon and he hasn’t found the job yet. He was once advising to learn computer skills, so he thought it was difficult. When he saw others learning English, he shook his head, says it was too hard to remember new words. He enjoyed watching TV, playing cards, smoke and so on. He felt it was hard for him to give away all these habits. Not long ago, he went to look for a job. When he knew talents were great needed, he sighed and regretted the time that what he had wasted. He told me how he wished he has worked hard in college and asked me not to copy his example.
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第三节：书面表达（满分20分） 假如你是学生会主席，你要在学校广播上发布口头通知，内容如下： 学生会将在 12 月 29 日晚（星期六）在科技楼会议大厅举办晚会，欢迎来自美国的朋友。 聚会 7：00 准时开始。节目有音乐、舞蹈、唱歌，最后还要和外国朋友交换礼物。请带上自 己的礼物，写上自己的名字和祝福语，欢迎大家踊跃参加。请你写一篇 100 字左右的英语作 文。 注意：1、口头通知的开头和结尾已写好，不计入总字数； 2、参考词汇：科技楼：Science and Technology Building Boy and girls, May I have your attention, please? I have an announcement to make….
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平阳中学 2013 学年第一学期高二期中英语试卷 答案
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