三省三校 2014 年高三第二次联合模拟考试英语试题
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） A I’ve often wondered if I might do more good as a travel agent rather than as a psychologist. It seems that
I have been more dramatically affected by certain kinds of travel experiences than I ever have. My trip to Iceland is a fine example of that. The plan was to spend two days in a remote mountain hut in Iceland. I was working on a photographic book about winter in Iceland and needed to capture images of this amazing region of high mountain peaks, smoky volcanoes, and lakes with floating icebergs. The moment after we arrived, the weather turned extreme making visibility impossible. It snowed so much and the wind blew so hard that we couldn’t leave the tiny hut. To stay warm, we walked around in circles much of the day inside the tiny hut. We tried to call for help but the radio did not work. Day after day, we watched our supplies of food and fuel grow dangerously short. We got acute cabin fever (幽居病) and started going for walks and ski expeditions outside. Even when the weather finally broke, nobody came to get us even though it was three days beyond our scheduled pickup. By the time the rescue team came to pull us out, we had all given up hope. From then on, the world looks different to me, as does my life. It would have taken me years of psychotherapy to get to the same point. Almost everyone has a story to tell, and interestingly, most of these experiences were not altogether pleasant at the time. In fact, it appears that the most constructive life-changing journeys were those that involved some sorts of awful and uncomfortable events that forced the person to develop new resources, increase confidence, and solve problems in new ways. 21. The writer went to Iceland to ______. A. enjoy the natural beautiful floating icebergs B. take photos about the region for a book C. collect materials for psychological research D. challenge the high mountains there 22. During the trip in Iceland, those travelers faced difficulties EXCEPT that ______. A. they got lost in the mountain B. they were short of food and fuel C. they couldn’t see the surroundings clearly D. they failed to get in touch with the rescue team 23. From Paragraph 3, we learn that the travelers ______. A. were in despair before they were rescued B. stayed in the hut for three days altogether C. got sick because of going for ski outside D. got rescued immediately the weather turned fine 24. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? A. The writer is a travel agent who loves difficult challenges. B. In Iceland the weather is always extreme and it snows a lot. C. The travellers were so depressed that they needed psychotherapy. D. Awful journeys may become life-changing events that inspire people.
B One of India’s top engineering schools has restricted Internet access in its boarding houses, saying addiction to surfing, gaming and blogging was affecting students’ performance, making them lonely and even suicidal. Authorities at the best Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai said students had stopped socializing and many were late for morning classes or slept through them. “Now, a student doesn’t even know who lives two doors away from him because he is so busy on the Internet,” said Prakash Gopalan, dean of Student Affairs. “The old dormitory culture of companionship and socializing among students is gone. This is not healthy in our opinion.” IITMumbai, with about 5,000 students, is one of the seven IITs across India which are considered to be among the finest engineering schools in the world. They are also a talent pool for global technology giants. But their hard courses, tough competition and lonely campus lifestyle have taken an effect on students. Depressive and dysfunctional lifestyles are known to be common among IIT students, and at least nine have committed suicide in the past five years. Students have unlimited free Internet access in their boarding houses to help them in their studies, but many also use it to surf, chat, download movies and music, blog and for gaming. “Starting Monday, Internet access will be banned between 11 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. at IIT?Mumbai’s 13 boarding buildings to encourage students to sleep early and to try and force them out of their shells.” Gopalan said. But the move has not gone down well with students who say they hate their lives being regulated. “Now they will say we need to listen to a lullaby ( 摇篮 曲) to go to sleep.” said Rajiv, an electronics student. 25. According to the text, the students addicted to the Internet in IIT-Mumbai are likely to ______. A. perform well in studies C. know their classmates better B. participate in social activities D. feel lonely and even suicidal
26. The underlined word “dysfunctional” in Paragraph 3 most probably means “______”. A. unpopular B. meaningful C. abnormal D. exciting
27. What measures have been taken in IITMumbai? A. Students must go to bed before 11 p.m. B. Students are forbidden to surf the Internet on campus. C. Students have unlimited free Internet access in their dormitories. D. Internet access is unavailable in deep night in boarding buildings. 28. We may infer from the last paragraph that ______. A. all electronics students hate the banning order B. some students complain about the banning order C. there is no Internet access on the IIT campus ever since D. more students prefer listening to music to surfing the Internet
C Well, parents, surprise! Lots of us are using Twitter and Facebook to thumb rides, and not just to school. It’s awkward to be refused when you call a friend and ask for a ride. But with Twitter, you just look for other people heading the same way. It may sound risky, so many teens stay within their own social circles to find rides, and don’t branch out beyond friends when asking on Twitter just like me, but to some young people, especially those taking longer trips, stranger danger is less of a concern. “I think the digital connection of young people is really key, because younger generations grew up sharing things on line, sharing files, photos, music, etc, so they’ve been very used to sharing,” said Juliet Schor, a sociology professor at Boston College. The sharing economy got big during the recession (经济衰退), allowing people to access more goods, services using technology and even to share costs. And that technology, for me, is what the car was for my mom, a gateway to more freedom, like what my friend Earl says, “The symbol of freedom isn’t the car any more because there’s technology out there connecting you to a car.” According to the researchers at the University of Michigan, 30 years ago, eight in ten American 18-year-olds had a driver’s license compared to six in ten today. So it’s not that surprising that on my 16th birthday I wasn’t rushing to get a license but an iPhone. “Driving, for young people, does mean they have to disconnect from their technology, and that’s a negative. So if they could sit in the passage side and still be connected, that’s going to be a plus.” Schor continued. To me, another plus is that ridesharing represents something, something much bigger than trying to save money. I see it as evidence that people still depend on each other. My generation shares their cars and apartments the way neighbors used to share cups of sugar. For the system to work, some of us still need our own cars. But until I get my own version of the silver Super Beetle, you can find me on Twitter. 29. The American teens like me, prefer to possess an iPhone as a birthday gift because _______. A. it is most fashionable and cool C. they are fond of being connected 30. We can learn from the text that _______. A. Twitter is a website for teens to make friends and achieve goals B. ridesharing can be seen as a sign that people still count on each other C. driving cars for teens means a plus and connecting with technology D. having a car and cost-sharing symbolize more freedom for the author’s mother 31. Professor Juliet would agree that _______. A. young people will sit waiting to be contacted by reading a passage B. sharing economy is bound to be responsible for the recession C. young people tend to share a car with strangers by means of Twitter D. being connected via technology comes first for young people 32. The best title for the passage is probably _______. A. Twitter, an Awesome Website C. Teens Use Twitter to Thumb Rides B. Cars or iPhone D. Cool Teens on the Go B. they are bored with driving cars D. it is much cheaper than a car
D News that Microsoft made a $44.6 billion bid to buy Yahoo resulted in heated discussions made by many Internet users. Here are some responses: Diane Burke of Weeks bury, Kentucky I think it would definitely be an interesting combination. Everyone recognizes the names Yahoo and Microsoft, but everyone also says, “Did you Google it?” Such a catchphrase (时髦话) is going to be hard to beat. Shaun Carney of Laurelville, Ohio I think the merger (合并) will provide more competitions for Google. I don’t think the merger will allow Microsoft to develop faster than Google, though. I believe the increased competition this merger brings will force Google to stay on top of its game by offering more fresh and original Internet tools and expanding on the tools it already offers. Toni Suarez of Hacienda Heights, California I view the merger as a necessary element in preventing a monopolization (垄断). Perhaps it would bring better high technology innovations to e-mail and help in researching and developing a better Internet! Rick R. of Edgewater, Florida It sounds like a disaster to me. If this were to happen, I would stop using my Yahoo e-mail account because I don’t like the feeling of Microsoft spying upon my business. I will sign up for Google. Antonio Glosser of Kansas City, Missouri Right now, Yahoo offers a lot of features and tools at no cost for all different levels of Internet users. Microsoft seeks nothing but profit. Undoubtedly, they’ll do nothing other than find ways to start removing Yahoo’s formerly non-priced features. Microsoft’s greed will ruin the great thing that Yahoo currently is. 33. How many companies are mentioned in the passage? A. One. B. Two. C. Three. D. Four.
34. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage? A. Shaun’s attitude towards Google is passive. B. Toni believes the Internet will have a promising future. C. Rick will support Google after the merger. D. Antonio is afraid that the merger will cost Yahoo’s free features. 35. The passage is mainly about ______. A. opinions on the merger of Yahoo and Microsoft B. the strengths of Yahoo and Microsoft C. the strengths and weaknesses of large companies D. the future of Yahoo and Microsoft
第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。 Everyone needs a break, and vacations are not meant for serious study. __36__ The Spring Festival is coming up so this is the perfect time to discuss some great English language literature to take on a long train journey. Before getting into the recommendations, you need to determine your English reading comprehension level. If you’re at the beginner level, there are two options: reading a children’s book or reading a book that you’ve read in Chinese translation. __37__ If you’re at the intermediate level, popular books like pop fiction, mysteries and thrillers are good options. For advanced readers, classic works of literature or modern prize winners (Nobel, Pulitzer) are good options. __38__ When I pick up a book I like, even though the first few chapters are really hard to get through, I would try to get accustomed to the language the author uses. Generally, after the first few chapters, things get a lot easier, especially if I get involved in the story. Another great way to keep yourself motivated is to find a friend who’s interested in reading the same book. You can make goals that you both want to achieve. __39__ Some quick recommendations: Harry Potter, start with the first book and go on from there; the Narnia series; anything by US writer Michael Crichton; and if you like horror, US writer Stephen King is always unusual and fun. __40__ Happy reading! A. If you pick a book which is so challenging, it will be too stressful. B. The most important thing is to pick a book that you’re really interested in. C. You may also enjoy your reading when hanging out with your family. D. You should just find a topic or author you’re interested in, and the rest will go from there. E. You can also discuss plot lines or vocabulary issues with each other by SMS or e-mail. F. Instead, they’re a great way to take a break and enjoy a good book. G. This will help you get over any unfamiliar words or phrases, since you’re already familiar with the story.
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、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。 This morning, I arrived at my office earlier to catch up on some emails. On the way to __41__, I couldn’t __42__ it when I saw some beautiful flowers at the grocery store. I picked some up, __43__ a few chocolate bars. With the office so empty, I decided to take the __44__ to put the chocolate bars on some desks. I started heading towards areas __45__ no one had come yet. I __46__ one and a smile card on the CEO’s desk. And then I went to his __47__ desk and placed one there, and quickly put a third one on the desk of a quiet gentleman. Later, I entered the kitchen, __48__ two cups of water and walked into the
__49__. I took out the flowers from my bag and __50__ them in two bunches, one in each cup. With a little sigh of __51__, I stepped out of the rest room and looked around. The office was still the people closest to me were __53__ in a Monday morning “How was your weekend?” my desk. It struck me that my housemate who had packed my lunch for me so __56__ today snuck (偷偷地给) a chocolate bar in there, so I __57__ place it on the desk of our receptionist to complete the circle as I headed out of the office this evening. Our receptionist is always the first person in the office, and she always __58__ tomorrow morning, this __59__ can greet her. I have no __60__ how they feel when receiving their gifts, but they will surely smile! 41. A. work 42. A. stop 43. A. regardless of 44. A. adventure 45. A. when 46. A. chose 47. A. wife’s 48. A. discovered 49. A. rest room 50. A. applied 51. A. regret 52. A. especially 53. A. concerned 54. A. conversation 55. A. amazed 56. A. sweetly 57. A. need 58. A. waves 59. A. gift 60. A. opinion B. job B. help B. along with B. authority B. because B. placed B. manager’s B. ordered B. meeting room B. adjusted B. concern B. thoroughly B. accustomed B. congratulation B. smiled B. obviously B. could B. nods B. performance B. point C. company C. get C. except for C. possibility C. though C. delivered C. assistant’s C. filled C. smoking area C. arranged C. relief C. totally C. limited C. consideration C. delighted C. wildly C. must C. greets C. flower C. view D. business D. afford D. instead of D. opportunity D. where D. carried D. director’s D. emptied D. office room D. attached D. excitement D. pretty D. occupied D. condition D. celebrated D. fortunately D. should D. meets D. method D. idea me with a smile when I come in. Maybe __52__ empty and
__54__. I __55__ and went back to
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。 On Thursday Mrs. Clarke locked the door and went to the women’s club as usual. When she came home she sensed __61__ unusual. Had someone got in? The back door and the windows were all locked and there was __62__ sign of forced entry. Had anything been taken? She went from room to room checking and __63__ (find) her spare camera missing. The following Thursday she went out at her usual time, but she just took a short walk in a park nearby, came home through the back door and settled down to wait and see what __64__ (happen). It was 4 o’clock __65__ the front doorbell rang. Mrs. Clarke was making tea at the time. The bell rang again, and then she heard her letter-box __66__ (push) open. Picking up the kettle of boiling water, she moved quietly towards the door. A piece of __67__ appeared through the letter-box, and then a hand. __68__ wire turned and caught around the knob （圆钮）on the door-lock. Mrs. Clarke raised the kettle and poured the water __69__ the hand. A sharp cry was heard outside as the wire fell to the floor and the hand was __70__ (instant) pulled back, which was followed by the sound of running feet.
短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分）
Time flies! This is a third year that I have been in this school. In the past two and a half years, our school had organized many activities. What impressed me best was an activity called “Learning to Farm”. In an autumn afternoon, we were sent to a farm which we learned to plant potatoes. Having been in the city for so a long time, we were so happy to go to the countryside. After divided into three groups, we started to work. Some students cut potatoes into pieces; some dug holes, and the others put the pieces of potatoes into the hole, put the earth back and pushed them down hard. We continued doing that until all the work was done. Although we were exhausted, but we felt fulfilled on our way back home.
第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假如你是李华，你的美国网友 Tom 想要了解一下你所在学校的校园布局， 请你根据下面的简图给他写一封 e-mail， 描述一下你的学校，并简单表达你对学校的情感。 注意：1. 词数 100 字左右； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3. 开头语和结束语已为你写好，不计入总词数。 Dear Tom, How are you and I miss you! I’d like to introduce the layout of my school to you. _________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Best wishes! Yours, Li Hua
阅读：21-24 BAAD 七选五：36-40 FGBED 完形填空： 语法填空： 61. something 62. no 68. The 69. over/on
63. found 64. would happen 65. when 66. being pushed 67. wire 70. instantly
短文改错： 1. a 改为 the 2. had 改为 has 3. best 改为 most 4. In 改为 On 5. which 改为 where 或前面加 on 10.去掉 but
6. so 改为 such 7. divided 前加 being 8. hole 改为 holes 9. them 改为 it
Dear Tom, How are you? I miss you. I’d like to introduce the layout of my school to you. Entering the campus, you will step on the main path leading through the whole campus. On the left of the crossroads is located the modern laboratory building while our splendid teaching building is on the right where we have fascinating lessons every day. At the end of the main path, the library on the left greets you and the gym is on the opposite side. Happily, we do sports after class in the football field which is between the library and the lab building; the basketball court faces the football field across the main path. I love my school with students working hard to realize their dreams and teachers training us like our parents. Provided you can visit my school some day, I will show you around it. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes. Yours,