沈阳二中 2014——2015 学年度上学期期中考试 高三（ 15 届）英语试题
说明：1.测试时间：120 分钟 总分：150 分 2.客观题涂在答题纸上，主观题答在答题纸的相应位置上
注意事项： 1. 答第Ⅰ卷前，考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡上。 2. 选出每小题答案后，用 2B 铅笔把答题卡上
所对应题目的答案标号框涂黑。如需改动，用橡皮擦干 净后，再选涂其他答案标号框。不能答在本试卷上，否则无效。 第一部分 听力（共两节, 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 试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅 读一遍。 1. What does the woman want the man to do? A. Turn off the radio right away. B. Go to bed right away. C. Turn down the radio. 2. How old was the man’s father when he was born? A. 49. B. 50. C. 51. 3. What will the woman probably do next? A. Ask where she can smoke. B. Apologize to the man’s wife. C. Go to smoke in the smoking area. 4. How will Jim get there? A. By subway. B. By bus. C. By car. 5. What is the woman doing? A. Asking the man for help. B. Inviting the man to drink coffee. C. Complaining to the man about her car. 第二节(共 15 小题 ；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 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. What does the woman want to be? A. A doctor. B. A TV hostess. C. A writer. 7. What does the man think of writing? A. Boring. B. Tiring. C. Interesting. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. Why doesn’t the man go out for lunch? A. He doesn’t feel like eating. B. He has already cooked some food. C. He prefers eating much for supper. 9. Where will the woman have lunch? A. At home. B. In a restaurant.
C. At Mrs. Smith’s home. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How do the speakers think of the place? A. Amazing. B. A bit disappointing. C. Very terrible. 11. What happened to the three children? A. They got hurt. B. They died in a lake. C. They disappeared. 12. What will the speakers probably do while fishing? A. Read a book. B. Read some news. C. Listen to some music. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. Why does the woman want to go to the fashion store? A. There will be new clothes. B. Her friends will go there. C. Clothes there will be cheaper. 14. How long will the woman wait tomorrow morning? A. For half an hour. B. For an hour. C. For one and a half hours. 15. What’s the man’s plan for tomorrow morning? A. To attend a lecture. B. To go shopping. C. To give a lecture. 16. What makes the man worried? A. That the woman may be sick. B. That he will be late for his destination. C. That the woman doesn’t listen to him. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What newspaper does the speaker love best? A. The New York Times. B. The Wall Street Journal. C. USA Today. 18. What can we know about USA Today? A. It sells at a high price. B. It was first published in 1982. C. It doesn’t publish on the weekend. 19. What columns of The New York Times does the speaker really love reading? A. News and Opinions. B. Opinions and Business. C. Arts and Sports. 20. How many Pulitzer Prizes has the Los Angeles Times won? A. 33. B. 39. C. 108. 第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节 （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 My father was always a good gardener. One of my earliest memories is standing without shoes in the freshly tilled(翻耕的) soil, my hands blackened from digging in the ground. As a child, I loved following Dad around in the garden. I remember Dad pushing the tiller(耕作机) ahead in perfectly straight lines. Dad loved growing all sorts of things: yellow and green onions, watermelons almost as big as me, rows of yellow corn, and our favorite--- red tomatoes.
As I grew into a teenager, I didn’t get so excited about gardening with Dad. Instead of magical land of possibility, it had turned into some kind of prison. As Dad grew older, his love for gardening never disappeared. After all the kids were grown and had started families of their own, Dad turned to gardening like never before. Even when he was diagnosed with cancer, he still took care of his garden. But then, the cancer, bit by bit, invaded his body. I had to do the things he used to do. What really convinced me that Dad was dying was the state of his garden that year. The rows and rows of multicolored vegetables were gone. Too tired to weed them, he simply let them be. For the first few years after he died, I couldn’t even bear to look at anyone’s garden without having strong memories pour over me like cold water from a bucket. Three years ago, I decided to plant my own garden and started out with just a few tomatoes. That morning, after breaking up a fair amount of soil, something caught the corner of my eye and I had to smile. It was my eight-year-old son Nathan, happily playing in the freshly tilled soil. 21. Why did the author like the garden when he was a child? A. He wanted to be a garden-crazy like his father. B. He loved being in the garden with his father. C. The garden was full of his favorite food. D. The garden was just freshly tilled. 22. When all the kids started their own families, the author’s father _____. A. stopped his gardening B. turned to other hobbies C. devoted more to gardening D. focused on planting tomatoes 23. What happened to the garden when the author’s father was seriously ill? A. There was a great harvest. B. The garden was almost deserted. C. No plant grew in the garden at all. D. The author’s son took charge of the garden. 24. Why did the author start his garden with tomatoes? A. He wanted to honor his father. B. His son liked the fields of tomatoes. C. He only knew how to grow tomatoes. D. He thought tomatoes were easy to manage.
B Here are the comments on CRI (China Radio International) given by people from different countries on the Internet. People Yingtian Hu Guangzhou, China Comments This is the first time that I participate in CRI. And I like it very much. I hope its website will become the most excellent one with the foreign languages. And I choose the important news which I think has a great influence on our society and our lives. In the end, I hope that more and more persons join in CRI and make it perfect! SujanParajuli, I am both a regular listener of CRI and visitor of its wonderful Website.
Select city, Nepal
First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to CRI for its great efforts to keep the listeners up-to-date during the year 2008. We, the listeners, are greatly grateful to CRI for its praise-worthy efforts to quench the thirst of its dear listeners. During the Year 2008, I found all of your programs quite interesting, informative and educational. Once again, thanks a lot for offering lots of information, news, entertainment and many items which have indeed broaden the horizons of our knowledge and understanding as well.
Ibrahim Rustamov, Tajikistan Mike Thatcher, London
With CRI, I was impressed by China’s rapid development in all spheres. But I felt so sorry to get to know about the snowstorms in China and Wenchuan earthquake. CRI and CCTV play a great role in introducing China to the world! Kudos! My friends and I wish CRI all the best! My family and I are all keen on Chinese Culture, especially the beautiful Chinese folk music. Various interesting programs by CRI just open a window for us foreigners, through which we can know more about China and have a better understanding of the Chinese culture. Best wishes to CRI! Best wishes to China!
25. Which of the following benefits of CRI is NOT mentioned above? A. CRI helps to keep its listeners up-to-date. B. CRI helps its listeners to better understand China. C. CRI helps its listeners to practice and improve foreign languages. D. CRI helps its listeners broaden their knowledge with its rich contents. 26. The underlined phrase “quench the thirst” refers to _____. A. satisfy one’s need C. take care of B. supply drinks D. keep in touch with
27. What can be concluded from the four comments? A. CRI has a great influence on our society and lives. B. Wonderful though CRI is, there are still many weaknesses. C. CRI plays an important role in introducing the world to China. D. CRI has made great efforts to make itself better and gained popularity. C The extraordinary Eastgate Building in Harare, Zimbabwe?s capital city, is said to be the only one in the world to use the same cooling and heating principles like the termite mound(白蚁堆). Architect Mick Pearce used precisely the same strategy when designing the Eastgate Building, which has no air-conditioning and almost no heating. The building—the country’s largest commercial and shopping mall—uses less than 10% of the energy of a traditional building of its size. The Eastgate’s owners saved $3.5 million on a $36 million building because an air-conditioning plant didn’t have to be imported. The mall is actually two buildings linked by bridges across a shady, glass-roofed atrium(天井) open to the air. Fans suck fresh air in from the atrium, blow it upstairs through hollow spaces under the floors and from there into each office through baseboard vents(通风口). As it rises and warms, it is drawn out via ceiling vents and finally exists through forty-eight brick chimneys. During summer?s cool nights, big fans blow air through the building seven times an hour to cool the empty floors. By day, smaller fans blow two changes of air an hour through the building to circulate （流通）the air which has been in contact with the cool floors. For winter days, there are small heaters in the vents.
This is all possible only because Harare is 1600 feet above sea level, has cloudless skies, little dampness and rapid temperature swings （摆幅）—days as warm as 31℃ commonly drop to 14℃ at night. “You couldn?t do this in New York, with its fantastically hot summers and fantastically cold winters,” Pearce said. The engineering firm of Ove Arup&Partners monitors daily temperatures. It is found that the temperature of the building has generally stayed between 23℃ and 25℃, with the exception of the annual hot period just before the summer rains in October and three days in November, when a doorkeeper accidentally switched off the fans at night. And the air is fresh—far more so than in air-conditioned buildings, where up to 30% of the air is recycled. 28. Why was Eastgate cheaper to be built than a traditional building? A. It was designed in a smaller size. B. No air conditioners were fixed in. C. Its heating system was less advanced. D. It used rather different building materials. 29. What does “it” refer to in Paragraph 3? A. Fresh air from outside. B. Heat in the building. C. Hollow space. D. Baseboard vent. 30. Why would a building like Eastgate Not work efficiently in New York? A. New York has less clear skies as Harare. B. Its dampness affects the circulation of air. C. New York covers a larger area than Harare. D. Its temperature changes seasonally rather than daily. 31. The data in the last paragraph suggests Eastgate?s temperature control system_____. A. allows a wide range of temperatures B. functions well for most of the year C. can recycle up to 30% of the air D. works better in hot seasons
D Even in a weak job market, the old college try isn?t the answer for everyone. A briefing paper from the Brookings Institution warns that “we may have overdone the message” on college, senior fellow Isabel Sawhill said. “We?ve been telling students and their families for years that college is the only way to succeed in the economy and of course there?s a lot of truth to that,” Ms. Sawhill said. “On average it does pay off… But if you load up on a whole lot of student debt and then you don?t graduate, that is a very bad situation.” One comment that people often repeat among the years of slow job growth has been the value of education for landing a job and advancing in a career. April?s national unemployment rate stood at 7.5%, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate for high-school graduates over 25 years old who hadn?t attended college was 7.4%, compared with 3.9% for those with a bachelor?s degree or more education. The difference is even bigger among those aged 16-24. The jobless rate for those with only a high school diploma in that age group is about 20%. At the same time, recent research by Canadian economists warns that a college degree is no guarantee of promising employment. Ms. Sawhill pointed out that among the aspects that affect the value of a college education is the field of one?s major: students in engineering or other sciences end up earning more than those who major in the arts or education. The cost of tuition and the availability of financial aid are other considerations, with public institutions generally a better financial bargain than private ones.
She suggested two ways of improving the situation: increasing vocational-technical(职业技能) training programs and taking a page from Europe?s focus on early education rather than post-secondary learning. “The European countries put a little more attention to getting people prepared in the primary grades,” she said. “Then they have a higher requirement for whoever goes to college—but once you get into college, you?re more likely to be highly subsidized(资助).” She also is a supporter of technical training—to teach students how to be workers, such as plumbers, welders and computer programmers—because “employers are desperate” for workers with these skills. 32. People usually think that _____. A. the cost of technical schooling is a problem B. one will not succeed without a college degree C. technical skills are most important for landing a job D. there is an increased competition in getting into a college 33. What does the underlined part “taking a page from” mean? A. hearing from. B. changing from. C. differing from. D. learning from. 34. What can we infer from the passage? A. Public institutions charge more for education. B. European universities are stricter with students. C. Students with certain skills are in great demand. D. Canadian students prefer to major in engineering. 35. Which would be the best title for the text? A. Is the ?Go to College? message overdone? B. The new requirement of Labor Market C. Primary education in European countries D. Is technical training more popular? 第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填人空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。 How Can I Fight Laziness? Lazy people will never gain anything in life. However, laziness can be defeated once a few changes have been made in your mind. 36 Many people lack sleep constantly, since they stay up too late and get up too early to prepare for work. These people have little motivation once they arrive home. Laziness works hand in hand with a lack of motivation and a tendency to put off things. By adjusting your sleep schedule to provide a few more hours of meaningful rest, you can fight laziness throughout the day. Another way to fight laziness is to change your mind from passive to active. Some people treat their lives as if they were pushed from task to task. Others take a more positive approach, viewing each task as a challenge they must overcome alone. 37 38 Complete a Some people fight laziness by removing the temptations(诱惑) that surround them. A television in the living room may provide entertainment, but watching too much TV often contributes to laziness. few tasks and reward yourself with what you enjoy, such as a good dinner or a film. Laziness can also be a lasting problem at home. Couples and children may all have different energy levels, but laziness can be spread if not dealt with immediately. 39 Be the first to collect and wash dishes after a meal. Others in the home may eventually follow your example and perform their own task. It is difficult to practice laziness when you are surrounded by motivated people.
Enough exercise and a balanced diet can help you to develop a healthy lifestyle, thus enabling you
to have more energy and help lift your spirits. A. To fight family laziness, set an example. B. Knowing how to fight laziness is important. C. One way to fight laziness is to get enough sleep. D. Finally, taking exercise regularly can help you fight laziness. E. With strong determination, you will be able to achieve your goal. F. Laziness appears when you no longer feel in charge of your own mind. G. Create a reward system for yourself, just as parents do for a child.
第三部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（Ａ,Ｂ,Ｃ和Ｄ）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。 Check Engine Light As I turned from the parking lot, heading for home, I noticed a yellow light on my dashboard(仪表板)had come on. The symbol indicated that I was to 41 the engine. I noted the water temperature and the oil light quickly to see 41 there were problems that would 43 an overheated engine. Noticing these two gauges (仪表) were okay, I 44 I could ignore the little yellow light that caused such great 45 for at least the moment. After I reread my owner manual(用户手册), I 46 the check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and that 47 is required. Malfunctions（故障）will often be indicated by the 48 before any problem appears, which may 49 more serious damage to the vehicle. This system is 50 to assist you and your technician in 51 diagnosing any malfunction. Reading the manual made me think of how we need 52 in our lives to be our “check engine light”. We need to know when a(n) 53 occurs and when service is required in our lives. We need to correct our problems before serious damage surfaces. We need a light to 54 in our minds to help us avoid conflict, pain or disaster. We need a(n) 55 to come on to tell us not to give in to temptation. We need to be 56 that we shouldn’t ignore good and work to make life better for all of us. God makes a magnificent “check engine light”. He gives you an awareness to keep your pathway 57 . He shows you the beauty of the earth to 58 you to him. He brings people who care about you to help 59 your living. He has provided his word to point the 60 . No one can deny there are many helpful people like “God” around you to lead your pathway from the problems that could damage your living.
41. A. replace 42. A. if 43. A. cool 44. A. wondered 45. A. strength 46. A. found 47. A. patience 48. A. sight 49. A. protect
B. heat B. when B. cause B. reasoned B. difference B. believed B. balance B. situation B. accumulate
C. repair C. why C. protect C. imagined C. anxiety C. felt C. performance C. system C. prevent
D. check D. unless D. hide D. appreciated D. risk D. thought D. service D. event D. increase
50. A. charged 51. A. truly 52. A. anyone 53. A. problem 54. A. run away 55. A. cube 56. A. reminded 57. A. similar 58. A. adapt 59. A. guide 60. A. use
B. arranged B. simply B. someone B. incident B. work out B. alarm B. applied B. straight B. rush B. finish B. way
C. achieved D. designed C. correctly D. slowly C. everyone D. no one C. argument D. accident C. come on D. turn up C. flash D. light C. recognized D. guaranteed C. tough D. changeable C. apply D. lead C. make D. affect C. time D. sign
注意：将答案写在答题卡上。写在本卷上无效。 第三部分：英语知识运用（共两节, 满分 45 分） 第二节（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 A rich land owner decided to leave possessions to one of his two sons. As he lay on the deathbed, he called the two young men to him before 61 break of dawn and even before the cock could crow. He then said, “I will leave all my earth to the one 62 can best fill this room. It was in this room 63 I made plans on how to build up my fortune. Not an inch must 64 (leave) uncovered. As I am getting 65 (weak) by the hour you both must come back by midnight.” He handed them a small piece of silver and an empty bag to put their purchases in. They both went out and 66 (hurry) came back with their purchases. 67 (bring) the straw, the elder began to spread it around the floor, 68 far from filling the room. It did not even cover half the space. “This is no use, son,” said the father, “and let me see how 69 brother fills the room.” The younger son took 70 his bag a large candle, set it on the table in the center of the room and lit it. A brilliant bright light filled up the whole room. The father was delighted and exclaimed, “Son, I am sure you will use the wealth well.” 第四部分：写作（共两节, 满分 35 分） 第一节：短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分,满分 10 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下便条。便条中共有 10 处错 误,每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加，删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏词符号（ ^ ） ，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除；把多余的词用斜线（ \ ）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1.每处错误及修改均仅限一词； 2.只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 Dear Mary, Our city had changed a lot in the past 5 years. Firstly, more high buildings have appeared, that are modern and beautiful. Many overpasses have set up, so it has become very convenient for people to travel. However,
many families have got car of their own. The people’s life here has become rich or colorful. People can enjoy themselves travelling on the holiday. To my delighted, I can taste delicious food of different countries. And now it is easy for me to keep touch with you than before, for I can email you in my office. Yours, Christine
第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假如你是李华，最近你校在为一批来自英国的学生征寻住宿家庭，你有意申请。请用英语给校长写信，说 明你申请的理由。 1.介绍家庭情况； 2.介绍自己的个人情况； 3.介绍自己的接待经验。 注意： 1.词数 100 左右； 2.可以适当增加细节以使行文连贯； 3.住宿家庭 host family Dear Sir/Madam, ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Yours, Li Hua
沈阳二中 2014——2015 学年度上学期期中考试
高三（ 15 届）英语试题答案
第一部分 听力 第二部分 阅读 1-5 CACBA 6-10 BCCBA 11-15 BCCBA 16-20 ABBCB 21-24 BCBA 25-27 CAD 28-31 BADB 32-35 BDCA 36-40 CFGAD 第三部分 完型 41-45DABBC 46-50ADCCD 51-55CBACD 56-60ABDAB 61. the 62. who/that 63. that 64. be left 65. weaker 66. hurriedly 67. bought 68.but 69. your 70. out of/from 第四部分： 第一节 改错 Dear Mary, Our city had changed a lot in the past 5 years. Firstly，more high buildings have appeared，that are has modern and beautiful. Many overpasses have ∧set up，so it has become very convenient for been people to travel. However，many families have got car of their own. The people's life here has Besides/Moreover/Furthermore/Additionally cars/加 a become rich or colorful. People can enjoy themselves travelling on the holiday. To my delighted， and delight I can taste delicious food of different countries. And now it is easy for me to keep∧touch with easier in you than before，for I can email you in my office ..w Yours, Christine 第二节 Writing: Dear sir, I’m writing to request a valuable chance to be one of the host families for the British students. Located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, our large fully-equipped apartment meets all their needs. Apart from the convenient public transportation, our own car can also take them to some nearby places of interest. With fluent English and an outgoing personality, I’m sure I will have no difficulty communicating with them. Above all, we hosted two British students last year, through which we’ve gained lots of experience. In addition, my mother’s expert cooking can guarantee them a wonderful chance of tasting delicious Chinese food. I would greatly appreciate it if I could have the chance to host them and make friends with them. Looking forward to your reply.
Yours, Li Hua