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高二上学期期中考试英语试题(实验班)
(本试卷共 150 分,考试时间 100 分钟) 注意事项:1 答题前,考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡相应的 位置并涂号。 2.全部答案在答题卡上完成,答在本试卷上无效。 3.用黑色笔迹的签字笔将答案写在答题卡上,写在本试卷上无效。 一、单项填空(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分) 01. ____ to sun, r

ain and wind for a long time, the stone split. A. Being exposed B. Exposed C. Exposing D. To expose 02. ______ Lucy and Tom, I have two more close friends at school. A. Apart from B. Except C. As well D. Except that 03. The employees consider their boss unfair and unreasonable because he is not _______ in dealing with company affairs. A. consistent B. controversial C. confident D. conventional 04. I am delighted _______ as chairman of the students’ union last winter. A. to appoint B. to be appointed C. to have appointed D. to have been appointed 05. So much progress _______ in the past few months that she now has no difficulty in making herself understood in English. A. did she make B. has she made C. she has made D. she made 06. ----So you think we should sell the house and move to the country. ----_______. We badly need the fresh air there. A. By all means B. Far from it C. Not a little D. No wonder 07. Health problems are closely connected with bad eating habits and a _____ of exercise. A. limit B. lack C. need D. demand 08. The more actively one gets involved in learning, the more rapidly he/she will progress. That is, ______ plays an important role in knowledge acquisition. A. courage B. ambition C. motivation D. talent 09. Finally, my thanks go to my tutor, who has offered a lot of suggestions and comments on my paper and ____ every page of my draft. A. approved B. quoted C. polished D. folded 10. Her father ____ in the U.S.A. for another year, so that she could work toward her master’s degree. A. agreed her to stay B. permitted her stay C. let her staying D. approved of her staying 11. I make $ 2,000 a week. 60 surely won’t make ____ difference to me. A. that a big B. a that big C. big a that D. that big a 12. The furniture, with its modern style and bright colors, suits modern houses and their gardens, but looks ____ in the garden of a traditional home. A. out of question B. out of order C. out of sight D. out of place 13. ----Let’s go Dutch for this supper, OK? ----No, ____ this time, as a reward for all your help.

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A. it’s up to you B. it’s my treat C. let’s talk about it D. it doesn’t matter 14. Criticized as online games are, they never fail to ___ a large number of teenagers. A. appeal to B. object to C. refer to D. turn to 15. Had they known what was coming next, they ____ second thoughts. A. may have B. could have C. must have had D. might have had 二、完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 40 分) Introduction to Letters to Sam Dear Reader, Please allow me to tell you something before you read this book. When my 16 , Sam, was born, my heart was filled with joy. I had been sitting in a wheelchair for 20 years before then, and I have been 17 ill many times. So I wondered if I would have the 18 to tell Sam what I had 19 . For years I have been hosting a program on the 20 and writing articles for a magazine. Being 21 to move freely, I have learned to sit still and keep my heart 22 , exchanging thoughts with thousands of listeners and 23 . So when Sam was born, I 24 to tell him about school and friendship, romance and work, love and everything else. That’s how I started to write these 25 . I hoped that Sam would 26 them sooner or later. However, that expectation 27 when Sam showed signs of autism(自闭症)at the age of two. He had actually stopped talking before the discovery of the signs. He 28 to communicate with others, even the family members. That was 29 for me but didn’t stop me writing on. I realized that I had even 30 now to tell him. I wanted him to 31 what it means to be “different” from others, and learn how to fight against the misfortune he’ll 32 as I myself, his grandfather, did. I just 33 if I could write all that I wanted to say in the rest of my life. Now, 34 the book has been published, I have been given the chance. Every chapter in the book is a letter to Sam: some about my life, and all about what it means to be a 35 . Daniel Gottlieb 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. son seriously ability written radio ready warm hosts began letters find B. B. B. B. B. B. B. B. B. B. B. nephew mentally time suffered television unable broken visitors stopped emails read C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. brother slightly courage observed stage anxious closed readers forgot books collect D. D. D. D. D. D. D. D. D. D. D. grandson quietly responsibility lost bed eager open reporters decided diaries keep

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三、阅读理解(共两节,满分 60 分) 第一节 (共 15 小题;每小题 3 分,满分 45 分) A Usually, when your teacher asks a question, there is only one correct answer. But there is one question that has millions of correct answers. That question is “What’s your name?” Everyone gives a different answer, but everyone is correct. Have you ever wondered about people’s names? Where do they come from? What do they mean? People’s first names, or given names, are chosen by their parents. Sometimes the name of a grandparent or other member of the family is used. Some parents choose the name of a well-known person. A boy could be named George Washington Smith; a girl could be named Helen Keller Jones. Some people give their children names that mean good things. Clara means “bright”; Beatrice means “one who gives happiness”; Donald means “world ruler”; Leonard means “as brave as a lion”. The earliest last names, or surnames, were taken from place names. A family with the name Brook or Brooks probably lived near a brook(小溪); someone who was called Longstreet probably lived on a long, paved road. The Greenwood family lived in or near a leafy forest. Other early surnames came from people’s occupations. The most common occupational name is Smith, which means a person who makes things with iron or other metals. In the past, smiths were very important workers in every town and village. Some other occupational names are: Carter----a person who owned or drove a cart; Potter----a person who made pots and pans. The ancestors of the Baker family probably baked bread for their neighbors in their native village. The Carpenter’s great-great-great-grand-father probably built houses and furniture. Sometimes people were known for the color of their hair or skin, or their size, or their special abilities. When there were two men who were named John in the same village, the John with the gray hair probably became John Gray. Or the John who was very tall could call himself John Tallman. John Fish was probably an excellent swimmer and John Lightfoot was probably a fast runner or a good dancer. Some family names were made by adding something to the father’s name. English-speaking people added –s or –son. The Johnsons are descendants of John;

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the Roberts family’s ancestor was Robert. Irish and Scottish people added Mac or Mc or O. Perhaps all of the MacDonnells and the McDonnells and the O’Donnells are descendants of the same Donnell. 36. Which of the following aspects do the surnames in the passage NOT cover? A. Places where people lived. B. People’s characters. C. Talents that people possessed. D. People’s occupations. 37. According to the passage, the ancestors of the Potter family most probably _______. A. owned or drove a cart B. made things with metals C. made kitchen tools or containers D. built houses and furniture 38. Suppose an English couple whose ancestors lived near a leafy forest wanted their new-born son to become a world leader, the baby might be named _______. A. Beatrice Smith B. Leonard Carter C. George Longstreet D. Donald Greenwood 39. The underlined word “descendants” in the last paragraph means a person’s _____. A. later generations B. friends and relatives C. colleagues and partners D. later sponsors B In today’s throw-away society, dealing with the city’s growing mountain of waste is an increasing challenge for the city council(市议会). Recently, Edinburgh is faced with the problem of disposing of(处理) about 250,000 million tons of waste a year. Despite different ways to dispose of much of it in a green manner---- largely through encouraging recycling---- its aging facilities such as the Powderhall landfill do not have the ability to deal with it. The European Union (EU) has issued a new policy, regulating how such mountains of waste are to be disposed of. The five councils ( Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian and Borders) face fines around £18 million a year from 2013 if they don’t increase recycling levels and rely less on landfill. With this in mind, the councils got together with the idea of building a large incinerator plant(垃圾焚烧厂) to burn half of the waste produced in their districts. But this plan fell apart after the change of target levels by a new UK government waste policy which required that no more than 25% of the city’s waste should be disposed of in this way by 2025. After the plan was abandoned, a private company which already transported millions of tons of the city’s waste by train to a landfill site near Dunbar, offered an alternative solution when it suggested opening a huge waste site near Portobello. Since Powderhall is supposed to close in 2015, it seemed necessary for the members of the Edinburgh Council to accept the suggestion. But soon they turned it down---after 700 local objections reached them---- because it would have meant hundreds of lorries a day making loud noise through heavily populated areas. That still leaves the council with a problem. By 2013, only 50% of 1995 levels of waste will be allowed to be sent to landfill. Even if recycling targets are met, there will still be a large amount of rubbish to be burnt up. Due to this, Edinburgh

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and Midlothian councils have now decided to work together to build an incinerator plant as time to find a solution is fast running out. 40. The main way of handling waste in a green manner in Edinburgh is _____. A. recycling B. restoring C. burying D. burning 41. The five councils worked out a plan to build an incinerator plant to _____. A. reduce the cost of burying waste B. meet the EU requirements C. speed up waste recycling D. replace landfill sites 42. The city council of Edinburgh rejected the suggestion to open a huge landfill site near Portobello because_________. A. it came from a private company B. the council was not interested in it C. it was not supported by EU D. the local people were against it 43. What is the final decision of Edinburgh and Midlothian councils? A. To open a new landfill nearby. B. To close the Powderhall landfill in 2015. C. To set up a plant for burning waste. D. To persuade people to reduce their waste. C Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing basketball. Shay asked, “Do you think they’ll let me play?” Shay’s father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son, mentally and physically disabled, were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence. Shay’s father approached one of the boys on the field and asked if Shay could play, not expecting much. The boy looked around and said, “ We’re losing by six runs(分) and the game is in the eighth inning(局). I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him in to bat in the final inning.” Shay struggled over to the team’s bench and put on a team shirt with a broad smile and his father had a small tear in his eye and warmth in his heart. The boys saw the father’s joy at his son being accepted. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the final inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously joyful just to be in the game and on the field. In the bottom of the final inning, Shay’s team scored again. Now, Shay was scheduled to be next at bat. Would they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was almost impossible. The first pitch(投) came and Shay missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to throw the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher. The pitcher could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman and Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game. Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the head of the first baseman, beyond the reach of all teammates. The audience and the players from both teams started screaming, “Shay, run to first!” Never in his life had Shay ever run that far but made it to first

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base, wide-eyed and shocked. Everyone shouted, “Run to second!” Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second. By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the smallest guy on their team, who had a chance to be the hero for his team for the first time, could have thrown the ball to the second baseman, but he understood the pitcher’s intentions and he too intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third baseman’s head. All were screaming, “Shay, Shay, Shay, all the way Shay.” Shay reached third base when one opposing player ran to help him and shouted, “Shay, run to third.” As Shay rounded third, all were on their feet, crying, “Shay, run home!” Shay ran to home, stepped on the home base and was cheered as the hero who won the game for his team. That day, the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world. Shay didn’t make it to another summer and died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making his father so happy and coming home and seeing his mother tearfully hug her little hero of the day! 44. Not expecting much, Shay’s father still asked the boy if Shay could play, mainly because the father ________. A. noticed some of the boys on the field were hesitating B. guessed his presence would affect the boys’ decision C. learned some of the boys on the field knew Shay well D. understood Shay did need a feeling of being accepted 45. In the bottom of the final inning Shay was given the bat because the boys ______. A. believed they were sure to win the game B. would like to help Shay enjoy the game C. found Shay was so eager to be a winner D. felt forced to give Shay another chance 46. Which of the following has nothing to do with Shay’s becoming the hero for his team? A. The pitcher did not throw the ball to the first baseman. B. The audience and the players from both teams cheered for him. C. The opposing players failed to stop his running to home. D. One of the opposing players ran to help him. 47. What do you think is the theme of the story? A. True human nature could be realized in the way we treat each other. B. Everyone has his own strength even if mentally or physically disabled. C. Everyone can develop his team spirit in sports and please his parents. D. The results of the game should not be the only concern of the players. D

Columbus College, 241 Queen Elizabeth Driv, Kowloon City
Memo To: All Staff From: Jakie Mok, Secretary; Sports Development Committee Date: May 20, 2010
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A week ago, “Sports for Life” programme was sent to the parents, requiring them to select a sport they wanted their child to play. Since then, our staff have received lots of calls from parents asking for more information about it. Here is a memo (备 忘录) for your reference when you answer the phones. Sports 1: Basketball. We expect that this will be the most popular of the four sports. Therefore, students should be advised to sign up as soon as possible. Students will take a private bus to and from Kwun Tong Sports Park. To cover the cost of hiring a bus, each student will have to pay $10 each time. There will be four basketball courts available for our use with one teacher watching over each game. Sports 2: Gym We will be using St. Peter’s Memorial Park. There are two reasons for choosing this park. First, it is not very busy and crowded before 6:00 pm. Second, it has lots of trees with plenty of shade. Students must bring along two bottles of water to prevent thirst. Three activities, skipping, jogging, outdoor aerobics (有氧运 动), all of which are free of charge, will be arranged. And there will be a teacher on duty for each of the activities. Sports 3: Hiking Hiking(远足)will take place at Kowloon Peak. The activity will start at 2:30 pm and finish 90 minutes later. Three teachers will accompany the students, and a hiking instructor will accompany each group of 15 hikers. Each instructor will cost $75/hr. Students are advised to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Sports 4: Swimming The Kowloon City Aquatic Centre is a 10-minute walk from our school. Four teachers will go to the pool and conduct the goings-on from the poolside. We will only be able to reserve the pool for one hour (i.e. 2:45pm to 3:45pm). Only students skilful at swimming can take up this activity. The pool will have two lifeguards present. Girls must wear a swimming suit. The cost is $10 per visit. 48. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. Students selecting basketball had better register early. B. Students participating in gym should arrive at 6:00 pm. C. Hiking usually begins at 2:30 pm and lasts 2 hours. D. Students having swimming suits can take up swimming. 49. It can be inferred from the passage that A. students taking part in basketball will walk to the courts. B. every student can gain admission to one of the four sports C. hiking students can have a regular rest in the shade of trees D. students taking up the four sports should bring bottles of water 50. It can be concluded that A. each sport will take only one hour B. students will be charged for the four sports C. all the sports will take place at Kowloon Peak D. teachers will accompany students on each sport 第二节(共 5 小题;每小题 3 分,满分 15 分)
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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。 Empathy Last year, researchers from the University of Michigan reported that empathy, the ability to understand other people, among college students had dropped sharply over the past 10 years. 51 Today, people spend more time alone and are less likely to join groups and clubs. Jennifer Freed, a co-director of a teen program, has another explanation. Turn on the TV, and you’re showered with news and reality shows full of people fighting, competing, and generally treating one another with no respect. 52 There are good reasons not to follow those bad examples. Humans are socially related by nature. 53 Researchers have also found that empathetic teenagers are more likely to have high self-respect. Besides, empathy can be a cure for loneliness, sadness, anxiety, and fear. Empathy is also an indication of a good leader. In fact, Freed says, many top companies report that empathy is one of the most important things they look for in new managers. 54 “Academics are important. But if you don’t have emotional(情 感) intelligence, you won’t be as successful in work or in your love life,” she says. What’s the best way to up your EQ(情商)? For starters, let down your guard and really listen to others. 55 To really develop empathy, you’d better volunteer at a nursing home or a hospital, join a club or a team that has a diverse membership, have a “sharing circle” with your family, or spend time caring for pets at an animal shelter. A. Everyone is different, and levels of empathy differ from person to person. B. That could be because so many people have replaced face time with screen time, the researchers said. C. “One doesn’t develop empathy by having a lot of opinions and doing a lot of talking,” Freed says. D. Humans learn by example ----and most of the examples on it are anything but empathetic. E. Empathy is a matter of learning how to understand someone else----both what they think and how they feel. F. Good social skills ---- including empathy ----are a kind of “emotional intelligence” that will help you succeed in many areas of life. G. Having relationships with other people is an important part of being human----and having empathy is decisive to those relationships. 四、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中间交换修改作文, 请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。 文中共 有 10 处语言错误,每句中最多有两处,每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加:在缺词处加个漏字符号(∧) ,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. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

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2. 只允许修改 10 处,多者(从第 11 处起)不计分。 Last Sunday I witnessed a traffic accident on our way home. I was wandering down the sidewalk while there went loud crash. Two taxis crashed into each other about ten meters away. I went up and found the two drivers bad injured, bleeding and trap in the taxis. Luckily, they were rescued on time because people came to help them and called an ambulance. As was clear that the taxi drivers were too eager to take more passengers that they drove too fast. It reflected their lack of concern for the safe of both others and them. 五、书面表达(满分 25 分) 假设你是李华, 你昨天收到好友王敏的来信。信中说与她同住一个宿舍的两个同 学晚休时间经常说话,影响了她和其他宿舍同学的休息。为此她感到很烦恼,不知道应该怎 么做。现在请你给她写一封回信,提出 2—3 条建议。 注意:1. 词数 100 左右; 2. 开头和结尾已经写好,不计入总词数 Dear Wang Min, I am sorry to hear about your problem.______________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Yours

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