江苏省海安县实验中学 2012-2013 学年高一下学期期中考试英语 试题
第 I 卷（三部分，共 75 分） 第一部分 听力（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 dose the women mean? A．Tom is the tallest boy in the class. B．Tom works very hard at his lessons. C．Tom likes wandering in the library. 2．What are the two speakers talking about? A．Pets. B．Sports. C．Hobbies. 3．When does the second performance start? A．At 7:00 pm. B．At 9:00 pm. C．At 9:10 pm. 4．What?s the probable relationship between the two speakers? A．Mother and son. B．Guide and visitor. C．Husband and wife. 5．How will the two speakers go to the airport? A．By car. B．By taxi. C．By train. 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．What?s the probable relationship between the two speakers? A．Teacher and student. B．Father and daughter. C．Classmates. 7．What will the two speakers do next? A．Get some coffee. B．Go to the office. C．Check the essay. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8-9 题。 8．How will the woman go to the Art Gallery? A．By car. B．By bus. C．By subway. 9．Where is the Art Gallery? A．At Stone Road. B．At Fifth Avenue. C．On Washington Street. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10-12 题。 10．What day is it today? A．Monday. B．Wednesday. C．Friday. 11．For what purpose will the two speakers choose a girl? A．For hosting a contest. B．For attending a debate contest. C．For giving an English speech. 12．Who is the most suitable person for the position?
A．Jane. B．Mary. C．Rose. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13-16 题。 13．What?s the woman? A．A reporter. B．A student. C．A teacher. 14．Where does the man come from? A．America. B．Russia. C．China. 15．What is the man poor at in learning English? A．Speaking. B．Writing. C．Listening. 16．Where is the man probably going next? A．To the library. B．To the English corner. C．To the classroom. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17-20 题。 17．What?s the main idea of the text? A．The advantages of robots. B．Robots in the future. C．The good and bad sides of robots. 18．What?s the speaker?s attitude towards robots? A．She doesn?t care much about robots . B．Robots are taking place of human beings. C．Robots have more advantages than disadvantages. 19．Where can robots be used according to the text? A．In industry. B．In agriculture. C．In education. 20．How many advantages of robots are mentioned in the text? A．Two. B．Three. C．Four. 第二部分：词汇知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节：多项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从 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 21. --It really shocked us that he should have made such_______ rapid progress in his study in such a short time! --No surprising. He has been making _______ most of his spare time to study. A. a; the B. a; / C. /; the D. /; / 22. Neither Tom nor his parents ________ at home. A. is B. are C. has D. was 23. One-third of the area ________ covered with trees. About seventy percent of the trees _______ been planted recently. A. is; has B. is; have C. are; have D. are; has 24. The bell ____ the end of the period rang and we had to stop our discussion A. indicating B. indicated C. to be indicated D. being indicated 25. Does ________ matter much if they do not come tomorrow? A. this B. it C. that D. he 26. The reason why he didn't come to school was ________ he was ill. A. that B. how C. why D. because 27. News has been put forward ________ more middle school graduates will be admitted into universities. A. while B. when C. that D. As
28. --May I put my bicycle here? -- Yes. But you should always keep it ________, in case it is stolen. A. in relief B. in sight C. in turn D. in return 29. It is reported that the United States uses ________ energy as the whole of Europe. A. as twice B. twice much C. twice much as D. twice as much 30. It was not until dark __________ he found __________he thought was the correct way to solve the problem． A. that; what B. that; that C. when; what D. when; that 31. ---- What does P．O．_________? ----Poster order, I guess． A. call for B. fall for C. prepare for D. stand for 32. The book isn't intended for general readers probably because the author _______ too many scientific terms(术语) in it. A. wrote B. employed C. analyzed D. introduced 33. I first met Mr Smith in America. He ________ at Stanford University then. A. studied B. had studied C. is studying D. was studying 34. On the other side of the street stand more than 180 houses, _______are in poor condition now． A. of which half B. which half of C. half of them D. of them half 35. ---Are you going to London for a holiday? ---___________． A. That all depends B. That?s nothing C. It doesn?t matter D. If you like 第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从第 36 至第 55 小题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中， 选出最佳选项。 The world always makes way for the dreamer ! When I was twelve years old, my father took me to see Zig Zigler. I remember sitting in that dark hall listening to Mr. Zigler 36 everyone?s spirits up to the ceiling. I 37 there feeling like I could do anything. When we got to the car, I turned to my father and said, “Dad, I want to 38 people feel like that.” My father asked me 39 I meant. “I want to be a motivational(激发积极 性的)speaker just like Mr. Zigler,” I replied. A（An） 40 was born. Recently, I began seeking my dream of motivating others. 41 a four-year relationship with Fortune 100 Company 42 as a sales-trainer and ending as a regional(地区的) sales manager, I left the company at the height of my 43 . Many people were 44 that I would leave after earning a six-figure income(收入). And they asked 45 I would risk everything for a dream. I made my 46 to start my own company and leave my worryingless position(职位)after 47 a regional sales meeting. The vice-president of our company made a 48 that changed my life. He asked us, “If a god would offer you three wishes, what would they be?” After giving us a 49 to write down the three wishes, he then asked us, “Why do you need a 50 ?” I would never forget the power I felt at that moment. I realized that 51 I had accomplished(完成； 实现) in the past had prepared me for this moment. I was ready and didn?t need a god?s help to become a motivational speaker. A motivational speaker was 52 . Having made that decision, I was immediately 53 . One week after I gave notice, my husband was laid off (下岗) from his job, and now we had no 54 . But I held fast to my dream.
The wonder really began to happen. In a short time my husband found a better job. And I was able to book several 55 engagements 业务） （ with new customers. I discovered the unbelievable power of dreams. 36. A. rise B. do C. put D. raise 37. A. left B. came C. arrivedD. reached 38. A. get B. hope C. make D. cheer 39. A. that B. what C. which D. if 40. A. dream B. idea C. girl D. speaker 41. A. After B. Before C. Because D. While 42. A. beginning B. working C. acting D. regarding 43. A. life B. love C. money D. career(事业) 44. A. disappointed B. moved C. surprised D. delighted 45. A. when B. why C. if D. how 46. A. plan B. promise C. decision D. mind 47. A. attending B. joining C. entering D. holding 48. A. newspaper B. book C. report D. speech 49. A. day B. second C. week D. moment 50. A. love B. worker C. god D. company 51. A. everything B. anything C. nothing D. something 52. A. alive B. dead C. missing D. born 53. A. examined B. searched C. found D. tested 54. A. help B. harm C. income D. money 55. A. selling B. speaking C. writing D. listening 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 Suppose you work in a big firm and find English very important for your job because you often deal with foreign businessmen. Now you are looking for a place where you can improve your English, especially your spoken English. Here are some advertisements(广告) about English language training from newspapers. You may find the information you need. Global English Centre ??General English in all four skills: listening, speaking, read ing, and writing. ??3 -month (700 yuan), 6-month (1,200 yuan) and one-year (2,000) courses. ??Choice of morning or evening classes, 3 hours per day. Mon.~Fri. ??Experienced college English teachers. ??Close to city centre and bus stops. Tel: 67605272 Add: 105 Zhongshan Road, 100082 Modern Language School ??Special courses in English for business, travel, banking, hotel management and office skills. ??Small classes (12~16 students) on Sat. & Sun. from 2:00~5:00 p.m. ??Native English teachers from Canada and U SA. ??Language lab and computers supplied.
??3 -month course: 1,050 yuan; 6-month course: 1,850 yuan. Write or phone: Modern Language School, 675 Park Road, 100056 Tel: 67353019 The 21st Century English Training Centre We specialize in effective teaching at all levels. ??We offer morning or afternoon classes, both of which last three months and a half at a cost of 800 yuan. ??We also have a six -week TOEFL preparation class during winter and summer holidays. ??Entrance exams: June 1 and Dec. 1. ??Only 15 -minute walk from city centre. ??Call 67801642 for more information. The International House of English ??Three/Six -month English courses for students of all levels at a very low cost: 60 yuan for 12 hours per week, convenient (方便的) class hours: 9:00~12:00 a.m. and 2:00~5:00 p.m. ??A four -month evening programme for developing speaking skills (same cost as day classes). ??Well trained Chinese and foreign teachers with experience in teaching English as a second foreign language. ??Free sightseeing and social act vities. i ??Very close to the Central Park. For further information call 674322308. 56. You work from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Which school will you choose? A. Global English Centre and Modern Language School. B. Global English Centre and The International House of English. C. Modern English Centre School and The 21st Century English Training Centre. D. The 21st Century English Training Centre and The International House of English. 57. The 21st Century English Training Centre is different from the other three schools in that___. A. its teaching quality is better B. it is near to the city centre C. its courses are more advanced D. it requires an entrance examination 58. You will probably prefer to go The International House of English because it________. A. offers free sightseeing and social activities B. has a special course in spoken English C. costs less than the other schools D. has native English teachers 59. If you take the evening programme at The International House of English, you will pay____. A. 60 yuan B. 240 yuan C. 720 yuan D. 960 yuan B Even before my father left us, my mother had to go back to work to support our family. Once I came out of the kitchen, complaining, “Mom, I can?t peel(剥……的皮) potatoes. I have only one hand.” Mom never looked up from sewing. “You get yourself into that kitchen and peel those potatoes,” she told me. “And don?t ever use that as an excuse for anything again!”
In the second grade, our teacher lined up my class on the playground and had each of us race across the monkey bars, swinging from one high steel rod to the next. When it was my turn, I shook my head. Some kids behind me laughed, and I went home crying. That night I told Mom about it. She hugged me, and I saw her “we?ll see about that” look. The next afternoon, she took me back to school. At the deserted playground, Mom looked carefully at the bars. “Now, pull up with your right arm,” she advised. She stood by as I struggled to lift myself with my right hand until I could hook the bar with my other elbow(肘). Day after day we practiced, and she praised me for every rung I reached. I?ll never forget the next time, crossing the rungs, I looked down at the kids who were standing with their mouths open. One night, after a dance at my new junior high, I lay in bed sobbing. I could hear Mom come into my room. “Mom,” I said, weeping, “none of the boys would dance with me.” For a long time, I didn?t hear anything. Then she said, “Oh, honey, someday you?ll be beating those boys off with a bat.” Her voice was faint. I peeked(窥视) out from my covers to see tears running down her cheeks. Then I knew how much she suffered on my behalf（利益）. She had never let me see her tears. 60. Which of the following expressions can be used most suitably to describe Mom?s attitude when she made the child to peel potatoes? A. Cruel. B. Serious. C. Cold. D. Strict 61. What does the sentence “I saw her ?we?ll see about that? look” imply(暗示)? A. Mom believed every aim could be achieved if you stuck to it. B. The race across monkey bars was not difficult enough for a child to give up. C. Mom was determined to prove she herself was better than the teacher. D. What the child had said brought Mom great attraction and curiosity. 62. When the child looked down at the kids, they were standing with their mouths open because _________. A. they felt sorry for what they had done before B. they were afraid the author might fall off and get hurt C. they were astonished to find the author?s progress D. they wanted to see what the author would do on the bars 63. The most probable conclusion we can draw after reading the passage is ______. A. the last incident was sad enough to make Mom weep B. the child?s experience reminded Mom of that of her own C. Mom could solve any problem except the one in the last paragraph D. in fact Mom suffered more in the process of the child?s growth C Towards the end of Middle English, a sudden change in pronunciation started, with vowels being pronounced shorter and shorter. From the 16th century the British had contact(联系) with people from around the world. This means that many new words and phrases entered the language. The invention of printing also meant that there was a common language in print. Books became cheaper and more people learned to read. Spelling and grammar became fixed and the dialect （方 言）of London became the standard. In 1604, the first English dictionary was published. The numbers of words in Early Modern English and Late Modern English differ. Late Modern English has a lot more words because of two main factors(因素): firstly, the Industrial Revolution
created a need for new words; secondly, the British Empire covered one quarter of the earth?s surface, and the English language took in foreign words from many countries. From around 1600, the English colonization(殖民地化)of North America resulted in the creation of American English. Some English pronunciation and words froze when they reached America. In some ways, American English is more like the English of Shakespeare than modern British English. Some expressions that the British call “ Americanisms” are in fact original （原先的）British expressions that were preserved (保存) in the colonies but were lost in Britain. Spanish also had an influence on American English, with words like canyon, ranch, stampede and vigilante being examples of Spanish words that entered English. French words and West African words also influenced American English. Today, American English is the most influential(有影响力的). But there are many other kinds of English around the world, including Australian English, New Zealand English, Canadian English, South African English , Indian English and Caribbean English. They have differences. 64. What can we know from Paragraph 1? A. The dialect of London became the standard in the year 1604. B. Vowels were pronounced longer towards the end of Middle English C. The first English dictionary was published in the early 17th century. D. Many new words entered English because many people moved to Britain. 65. From Paragraph 2, we know that the Industrial Revolution __________. A. required spelling and grammar to be fixed B. required a greater number of English words C. caused many old English words to be useless D. led to the English colonization of North America. 66. The underlined word “froze” in Paragraph 3 shows that some English words in America___________. A. became longer B. greatly changed C. a little changed D. stayed as they were 67. What will the paragraph following this passage most probably discuss? A. The development of Modern English B. How the English vocabulary became larger C. Differences among the different kinds of English D. D. Differences between Middle English and Modern English D What happens to a teenage kid when the world he thought he knew suddenly changes? Find out in Little Brother by American author Cory Doctorow. It is a fascinating book for a new generation of sci-fi readers. Marcus Yallow, 17, from San Francisco is much more comfortable in front of a computer than obeying the rules of society. Smart, fast and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting (骗过) his high school's monitoring system. This way he and his friends get to head off to play a popular online game in real life. While they are playing, a bomb explodes on the Bay Bridge. Marcus stops a military (军队的) vehicle to get help for his injured friend, but this simple act throws him into a Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) secret prison. There he is treated as a possible terrorist(恐怖分子). He is eventually let go after four days, but his injured friend disappears. When he returns, Marcus discovers that there are many "security measures" in place and that now all citizens are treated like potential terrorists. While some consider this government action necessary for public safety, Marcus sees this as a complete destruction of the rights he is supposed to have as a citizen. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him with only one thing to do: to take down the DHS himself. He helps organize a large network called Xnet to spread the truth, anonymously (匿名地). The book presents a young man who is irresponsible, but learns about himself, and grows, in the course of the story. As part of this learning and growing he becomes aware of very serious issues about his society. 68. What kind of article does this passage belong to? A. A fascinating story. B. A book review. C. News report D. A TV programme 69. Marcus Yallow was sent to prison because ________. A. he killed his friend B. he bombed a military vehicle C. he did something that a possible terrorist could do D. his injured friend disappeared 70. From the second paragraph we can infer that _________. A. Marcus Yallow is much more comfortable obeying the rules of society B. Marcus Yallow is smart, fast and wise in real life C. Marcus Yallow always plays online games in real life D. Marcus Yallow is expert at the network world 第Ⅱ卷 （两部分，共 35 分） 第四部分: 任务型阅读(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) We all have goals that we are moving towards and making a great effort to achieve. This is a good thing. Or can it be bad? How many of us never reach our goals and yet we have tried so hard and really thought about nothing else? I believe the mistake most of us make is that we do not focus on our present situation. Let me explain. Most of us see our present situation as a stepping stone that we use simply as a means of reaching our final destination. We don?t take time to truly appreciate where we are today and all the great things we already have in our lives. We should focus our attention on the journey and not on the destination, or we will miss the beautiful scenery along the way. Let?s use our job as an example. Now most of us want a promotion. We have plans to become the manager or general manager in our companies. Unfortunately, most of us will never reach the goal, but will watch others achieve our goal instead. What we should be doing is focusing on the job we are currently in now. Forget where we want to get to and just focus on the present. You see, what we can control is our performance in our current job. We can decide to be the best we possibly can in our current job. Now this may mean further education to have the skills we currently do not have. It may mean working harder to produce better results than our colleagues. It could simply be a change of attitude, such as stopping
complaining and becoming a more devoted and supportive employee. By doing our current job to the best of our abilities, we in fact give ourselves the best chance of promotion. So the best thing for all of us to do to achieve our goals is to just focus on what we have and where we are now. Do the best and be the best we possibly can in our current situations, and we will give ourselves the very best chance of reaching our goals in the future. We have heard the old sayings and they are true: “Rome wasn?t built in a day.”, “Patience is a virtue”, and so on. Have patience, have appreciation of what we already have, and take time to help ourselves be the very best we can. Do these things and we will all reach our goals, but more importantly, we will enjoy our life every day. Title Theme Common (72)________ Focus on the present To (71) ________ our goals, we should focus on what we have and where we are now. ﹡We do not focus on our present situation. ﹡Most of us see our present situation as a stepping stone to our final destination. ﹡We do not spend the time truly (73)________ where we are today and what we already have in our lives. ﹡(75)________ the thought of getting promoted. What we should do is (76) ________ our best to do our current job. ﹡To be the best in our current job, we should get further education, work harder than (77)________, stop complaining and (78)________ ourselves to our job. If we are (79) ________, grateful for what we have, and take time to help ourselves be the very best we can, we can not only (80) ________ in the future, but also enjoy our life every day.
(74)_________ ——our job
第五部分：书面表达（满分 25 分） 学生之间是否应该在自习课上讨论问题? 你所在班级就此话题展开了讨论. 根据下列内容 要点用英语写一篇 150 词左右的短文. 赞成：45％ 理 由 1. 可以更好地解决问题 2. 互相取长补短 反对：55％ 1. 无法独立思考问题 2. 声音大，影响他人学习
你自己的观点：… (至少两点) 注意：文章标题和开头已给出，但不计入总词数。可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。 Should We Study by Talking in Self-study Classes? Lately our class has had a discussion on whether we should study by talking in self-study classes. Views vary（变化）from person to person. —————————————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————————————————
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