2013~2014 学年度第一学期期末试卷 高 二 英 语 第 I 卷 客观卷（两部分，共 75 分） 第一部分：英语知识运用(共两节，满分 35 分) 第一节：单项填空(共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分) 1. Nowadays more people send New Year’s greetings by _____ e-mail instead of tal
king on ______ telephone. A. the; the B. an; the C. /; the D. an; / 2. Film star Jet Li’s contribution to the One Foundation Project is ______, and many people respect him for it. A. available B. admirable C. constant D. attractive 3. ____ bad-tempered at times, he is still respected by all the students. A. In spite of B. Though C. Until D. Despite 4. The country life he was used to________ greatly since 1992. A. change B. has changed C. changing D. have changed 5. He didn’t return home until his money ______, which made his parents disappointed. A. was run out B. has run out of C. ran out of D. ran out 6. Learning that his family were safe, he_______ a sigh of relief. A. made out B. let out C. left out D. set out 7. ______ in this way, the result seems unsatisfactory, so we’d better have another try. A. To look at B. Looking at C. Looked at D. To be looking at 8. I’m sorry _____ you that I regret ______my radio at such a low price at the flea market. A. to tell; selling B. to tell; sell C. telling; to sell D. to tell; to sell 9. There are all kinds of English poems, _______ nursery rhymes are the most popular. A. with which B. of which C. which D. where 10. --Do all _______ you think are right, _______ others say. --Yes, I________. A. what; as; do B. as; no matter what; will C. that; whatever; will D. what; whatever; must 11. —Thank you very much. What you have done helped me a lot. —Don’t mention it. Anyone ______ the same. A. will do B. has done C. would have done D. had done 12. The order came that the medical supplies ______ to the village without delay. A. would be sent B. should send C. be sent D. must be sent 13. --David has made great progress recently. -- _____, and _____. A. So he has; so you have B. So he has; so have you C. So has he; so have you D. So has he; so you have 14. --Do you think it is going to rain over the weekend? --______. A.I don’t believe B. I don’t believe it C.I believe not so D. I believe not 15. —It’s cloudy today. Please take an umbrella with you.
—__________ . A. Yes, take it easy B. Well, it all depends C. OK, just in case D. All right, you’re welcome 第二节：完型填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中选出能填入相应空 白处的最佳选项。 “What’s happened to the bottle of aspirins?” he couldn’t find it in its 16 place in the bathroom cabinet(橱柜). “What have you done with it?” he asked his wife. She said she hadn’t 17 it, and told him it was probably under his nose, if he’d only open his eyes and look. “ 18 , you men can never find anything!” But after she’d come into the bathroom to look, she had to 19 it wasn’t there. He went into their son’s bedroom to 20 him his bedtime story. On the floor there lay a bottle, the one he’d been looking for; but it was 21 . Oh, no, the kid couldn’t have …. “David, what have you done with those 22 which were in that bottle?” David looked sullen, the look of a child who knows it has done wrong and is going to be 23 . “Did you eat them?” David nodded. “ 24 did you eat?” No reply. He called his wife. She came, 25 what had happened and went very white. “There must have been twenty-five or thirty tablets(片) 26 in the bottle. He can’t have taken them all. ” But there were no aspirins on the floor, or in David’s 27 , or along the corridor from his bedroom to the bathroom. “Call an ambulance, 28 !” he dialed the number and explained to the man at the ambulance control center what had happened. The 29 arrived in five minutes, and David , wrapped in a blanket, and his mother and father, were 30 to the nearest hospital. “Put the boy on the stomach pump at 31 , ” said the doctor, as soon as he heard the facts. They could hear David screaming as they sat in the waiting room, 32 if the child was going to be all right, but 33 to do anything except wait. Then the screaming stopped and the doctor came back. “ 34 you brought him quickly. The tablets didn’t have time to dissolve(溶解) in his stomach, so we got them all out. He’s going to be all right. ” They took David home, and bought a bathroom cabinet with a 35 on it the next day. 16. A. safe B. fixed C. usual D. proper 17. A. seen B. thrown C. fed D. hidden 18. A. Directly B. Strangely C. Unfortunately D. Honestly 19. A. promise B. warn C. admit D. understand 20. A. show B. send C. write D. read 21. A. plastic B. wrong C. empty D. clean 22. A. cookies B. sweeties C. biscuits D. grapes 23. A. punished B. discovered C. caught D. excused 24. A. Why B. What C. What time D. How many 25. A. agreed B. noticed C. realized D. remembered 26. A. kept B. left C. stored D. found 27. A. mouth B. stomach C. bed D. eyes 28. A. fast B. calm C. soon D. quick 29. A. ambulance B. doctors C. police D. parents 30. A. brought B. moved C. gathered D. rushed 31. A. once B. least C. first D. most
32. 33. 34. 35.
A. questioning A. hopeless A. Happy A. mirror
B. considering B. worried B. Lucky B. shelf
C. wondering C. anxious C. Sure C. lock
D. discussing D. powerless D. Correct D. lamp
第二部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 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,并把答案涂在 答题卡上。 A Instead of going to camp this summer, Zach, 11, has decided to walk 668 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Zach hopes to raise awareness of the difficulties of homeless kids. His journey to help others began two years ago, when he walked from his home in Tampa, Florida, to Tallahassee. Then, in 2008, he did it again, this time walking from Tallahassee to Atlanta. Since May, Zach has traveled 12 miles a day in his trusty Adidas sneakers. Along the way, he has collected more than 1,000 letters about homeless children, which he hopes to make public when he arrives in Washington. Zach says he wants his walk to make a difference. "It’s been a long walk," Zach says, "but is definitely worth it." In 2005, Zach participated (参加) in an episode (一集,一节) of the television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." He says that helping to build homes made him realize there were people who didn’t have anywhere to live, and this made him decide to help homeless youth. He was also inspired by a movie he saw about Mildred Norman, an activist who promoted world peace by walking 25,000 miles. Zach thought that walking would be a good way to draw attention to his cause. Zach is also the founder of the Little Red Wagon Foundation. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to help needy youth, and through it he has raised money and received school supplies. "A lot of homeless young people don’t get the opportunity to succeed at school because they don’t have supplies," he says. Zach’s volunteerism has even inspired a Hollywood movie about him. "He’s the most extraordinary kid I’ve ever met," says Michael Guillen of the Philanthropy Project, who is making the movie. "He hasn’t just talked the walk; he’s really walked it." 36. Zach walks in order to ______. A. visit Washington, D.C. B. help homeless children C. learn about the difficulty of walking D. attract attention 37. What does Zach mainly do as he walks? A. He experiences the lives of homeless children. B. He inspires homeless children to get through their difficulties. C. He makes letters about homeless children public. D. He collects letters about homeless children. 38. What gave Zach the idea to help others? A. A television show. B. A movie star. C. Some homeless people. D. An unusual walk. 39. From Michael Guillen we can learn that______. A. Zach matches his words with his deeds B. Zach has great potential as an actor
C. Zach has received many donations from actors D. Zach will be starring in a Hollywood movie B Dealing with a broken friendship can be one of the most heartbreaking situations you go through in life, especially if you’ve been friends with the person for a long time. There are a lot of things that can lead to division between friends, but I think in general real break-ups occur when friends take very different paths in life, and find it harder and harder to relate. Then, even if they don’t have a sudden split due to a major argument, they’ll still find themselves drifting apart (逐渐 疏远). Obviously time plays a big part here. If an argument has taken place, but there is at least the potential for the friendship to be re-established, both people will need some time to sort out the situation. After a while, they may be able to start talking again. The hardest part may be the friendship not being the same as before or not being as close, but this depends on the situations of the division. People also have a hard time seeing changes in their friends. This is especially serious if your friend has changed for the worse, and you risk getting pulled in the same direction by trying to fix the friendship. In such a situation, it’s often best to ask someone you trust outside the broken friendship —someone who can be objective (客观的) about it —to keep yourself on track if you do decide to try to help your friend. 40. Generally speaking, two friends break up when ______. A. there isn’t enough communication between them B. they have a major argument C. they have different life goals D. they’re separate for a long time 41. What’s the most difficult problem when two friends are reunited? A. They may not be able to start talking again. B. Their relationship might not be as close as before. C. They may start quarrelling again. D. They no longer have time and patience. 42. What’s the best thing to do to remain friends following a break-up, especially if one has changed? A. Stay on the same track as before. B. Pull the changed friend in the same direction. C. Make yourself objective. D. Turn to someone reliable and objective. 43. What might be the best title for the passage? A. What to Do when Time Pulls Us Apart B. What Does True Friendship Mean? C. How to Deal with a Broken Friendship D. How to Treat a Changed Friend C The light-brown Argentine(阿根廷)ant is originally from South America, but has spread its huge super-colonies all over the world. Over the years, this ant has moved around the globe by
hiding, scientists think, in luggage and goods. This hasn’t always been a good thing, since the insect can destroy local plants, affecting what the local animals have to eat. The ants are fierce fighters. They protect their territory from invaders, including other kinds of ants and insects. But even though they may come from different continents, these ants are not hostile (敌对的)towards each other when they come together, scientists say. There are three known super-colonies of Argentine ants. In Europe, one super-colony is located along the Mediterranean Sea, and is believed to be 3,700 miles long. Another is located in California, and covers about 560 miles, while the third is on the west coast of Japan. Scientists have discovered that the insects in the three super-colonies are made up of similar chemicals, and these help them recognize one another. To prove this, the scientists matched each super-colony with ants from a different colony in a similar part of the world. The Mediterranean ant colony didn’t get along with a smaller one from Spain, and the ants from the west coast of Japan didn’t get along with those from another part of Japan. But when the ants from the three super-colonies came together, they acted like old friends, greeting each other by rubbing antennae (触角) to say hello. The scientists think that the Argentine ant super-colonies are one big family; the fact that they have the similar chemicals shows they are genetically related. 44. How does the Argentine ant spread? A. It moves by itself. B. It gets to other places along with moving objects. C. It is taken to other places by scientists. D. It is moved by other insects. 45. Argentine ants from the three super-colonies can recognize one another through their ______. A. fighting postures B. chemical make-ups C. antennae D. smells 46. A special characteristic of Argentine ants is that they ______. A. live on separate continents B. are friendly to other types of ants C. greet each other by rubbing antennae D. get along well with each other 47. From the passage we learn that Argentine ants ______. A. are destructive to some plants B. are hostile to smaller ants C. live in three colonies altogether D. have the same shape D Concert Night of Christian Ehwald On Friday, German conductor Christian Ehwald and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart and Mendelssohn. The content will include Mozart’s overture(序曲) to Don Giovanni, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concertoin EMinor. Violinist Zhang Le will perform. Time:8 p.m., July 10 Tickets:50-200 yuan Venue:Shenzhen Grand Theater, 5018 Shennan Road East, Luohu District Buses:7, 10, 23, 24, 30, 33, 62, 63, 302, 311, 352, 353, 377, 378 Subway:Da Juyuan Station, Exit B
Free Sunday Concert The Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra will hold a free concert on Sunday afternoon. The program will include Glinka’s overture to Russian and Ludmilla, Suppe’s overture to The Poet and the Peasant, and the Chinese violin concerto (协奏曲) Butterfly Lovers. Time: 3 p.m., July 12 Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall Subway: Shaonian Gong Station, Exit C or D Feng Jiting’s Violin Concert Feng Jiting, the first Shenzhen violin student to enter an international competition, will hold a concert lasting 2 hours at the Shenzhen Concert Hall this Sunday night. This will be a warm-up for his tour to Moscow in September. Sunday’s program will include Paganini’s Caprices, works by Bach and Mozart and Sarasati’s Gypsy Airs. Time: 8 p.m., July 12 Tickets: 20 yuan Venue: Theater studio, Shenzhen Concert Hall Subway: Shaonian Gong Station, Exit C or D 48. Which of the following music can be heard for free? A. Don Giovanni. B. Butterfly Lovers. C. Gypsy Airs. D. Violin Concertoin EMinor. 49. If you arrive at Shenzhen at 9:00 p.m. on July 12, you can most probably enjoy _________. A. Don Giovanni B. Russian and Ludmilla C. The Poet and the Peasant D. Gypsy Airs 50. The main purpose of this passage is to _______. A. attract more tourists to Shenzhen B. cultivate people’s interest in concerts C. advertise a number of musical events D. guide people around Shenzhen E The oldest stone buildings in the world are the pyramids. 51 . There are over eighty of them scattered along the banks of the Nile, some of which are different in shape from the true pyramids. The most famous of these are the “step” pyramid and “ bent ”pyramid. Some of the pyramids still look much the same as they must have done when they were built thousands of years ago. Most of the damage suffered by the others has been at the hands of men who were looking for treasure or, more often, for stone to use in modern buildings. 52 . These are good reasons why they can still be seen today, but perhaps the most important thing is that they were planned to last forever. 53 . However, there are no writings or pictures to show us how the Egyptians planned or built the pyramids themselves. 54 Nevertheless, by examining the actual pyramids and various tools which have been found, archaeologists have formed a fairly clear picture of them. One thing is certain: there must have been months of careful planning before they could begin to build. 55 . You may think this would have been easy with miles and miles of empty
desert around, but a pyramid could not be built just anywhere. Certain rules had to be followed, and certain problems had to be overcome. A. The dry climate of Egypt has helped to preserve the pyramids, and their very shape have made them less likely to fall into ruin. B. It is practically certain that plans were made for the building of the pyramids because the plans of other large works have fortunately been preserved. C. The first thing they had to do was to choose a suitable place. D. Consequently, we are only able to guess at the methods used. E. Many people were killed while building the pyramids. F. They have stood for nearly 5,000 years, and it seems likely that they will continue to stand for thousands of years yet. G. It takes workers twenty years to build the Pyramids. 第 II 卷 主观卷（两部分，共 25 分） 第一节：短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 文中共有十处语言错误，请指出并改正。只允许改十处，多者（从第十一处起）不计 分。 One day, Tom’s mother gave him some money to buy a bag of salt, but on his way to home, the bag broke. The salt ran out of onto the ground and looking very dirty. A good idea suddenly came to him. He decided to wash the salt and re-packed it in the bag. He smiled and thought what clever he was! He then went to a well to wash it, but to his surprised, the salt disappeared. He was afraid of going home with any salt. In the end, when he came back home, it was dark. His mother was angry, and when he told her the story, she laughed. She explained him the reason. He laughed at his "good idea" when he listen to her explanation. 第二节：书面表达(满分 15 分) 假如你是李华，你的英国笔友 Bob 来信说，他不明白为什么许多中国父母喜欢用古诗 启蒙孩子，请你写一封回信解释其中的原因。 内容要点如下： 1. 中国是一个历史悠久的国家，文化形式多样，尤其以古诗歌闻名于世； 2. 诗歌有一定的韵律，语言简洁，具有易学、易记的特点； 3. 诗歌富含感情色彩，且富有想象力，深受孩子们的喜爱。 词数：100 左右。
2013~2014 学年度第一学期期末考试 高 二 英 语 答 案 I. 单项选择（15x1=15 分） 1~5 CBBBD 6~10 BCABC 11~15 CCBDC II. 完形填空（20x1=20 分） 16~20 CADCD 21~25 CBADC 26~30 BCDAD 31~35 ACDBC III. 阅读理解（20x2=40 分） 36~39 BDAA 40~43 CBDC 44~47 BBDA 48~50 BDC 51~55 FABDC IV. 短文改错 (10x1=10 分)
One day, Tom’s mother gave him some money to buy a bag of salt, but on his way to home, the bag broke. The salt ran out of onto the ground and looking very looked dirty. A good idea suddenly came to him. He decided to wash the salt and re-packed it in the bag. He smiled and thought what clever he was! He then went to re-pack how a well to wash it, but to his surprised, the salt disappeared. He was afraid of going surprise home with any salt. In the end, when he came back home, it was dark. His mother without was angry, and when he told her the story, she laughed. She explained ︿ him the but to reason. He laughed at his "good idea" when he listen to her explanation. listened V. 写作（15 分） Dear Bob, I was glad to hear from you. In your letter, you asked me why Chinese parents like educating their children using ancient poems. China, in its long history, has developed a variety of cultural forms, of which ancient poetry is the most famous. As you know, the poem is a form of rhythmic language, and poems often describe complex things in simple ways. These two characteristics especially appeal to children, who can learn and recite poetry without too much difficulty. Once a poem is memorized, it’s hard to forget. What’s more, poems are both emotional and imaginative, which again makes them appeal to children. For all these reasons, parents love to use poems to teach their children. Best wishes. Yours, Li Hua