江苏省泰州中学 2012～2013 学年度第一学期期中考试
注意事项： 1、本试卷共分两部分，第Ⅰ卷为选择题，第Ⅱ卷为非选择题。 2、所有试题的答案均填写在答题纸上（选择题部分使用答题卡的学校请将选择题的答 案直接填涂到答题卡上） ，答案写在试卷上的无效。
第 I 卷（选择题
共 85 分）
第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20 分） 做题时，先将答案划在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案 转涂到答题卡上。 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. Who is coming for dinner? A. Tom. B. Mark. C. Jane. 2. What will the man do next? A. Stay for lunch B. Call his uncle C. Go to the airport 3. What does the man come for? A. A lecture B. A discussion C. A meeting 4. What size shoes does the man want? A. 9. B. 10. C. 45 5. What are the speakers talking about? A. Weather conditions. B. Life in Singapore. C. A holiday trip. 第二节 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. Where did the man buy the gold watch? A. In a market B. On the internet C. In a shopping mall 7. Why did the woman apologize to the man? A. She was impolite to the man. B. She didn’t send him what he bought. C. She forgot to send him the necklace. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What is the possible relationship between the two speakers? A. Teacher and student. B. Employer and employee. C. Classmates. 9. How will the two speakers go to the mountain? A. By train. B. By car C. By air 10. What time will the two speakers meet? A. At 4:30pm B. At 5:00pm C. At 5:30pm 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。
11. What is the woman’s problem? A. She is tired of studying. B. She will fail the exam. C. She is worried about the exam. 12. What does the man advise the woman to do? A. Take a deep breath. B. Make good use of time. C. Seek help from others. 13. How does the man feel about the exam? A. He thinks luck is important. B. He is fully prepared. C. He is also suffering from text anxiety. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. What did the man do after making a cup of coffee according to his story? A. He watched TV. B. He had supper. C. He took a shower. 15. What time did the man have supper according to his story? A. At about 9:00. B. At about 9:45. C. At about 10:15. 16. Where had the man been the night before? A. His friend’s home. B. Peace Street. C. A bank. 17. What will the man do next? A. Tell the truth. B. Go to prison C. Go home. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. Where is the speaker now? A. In an office. B. In a classroom. C. In a bookstore. 19. How often will the class meet in the research lab? A. Every two weeks. B. Once a week. C. Twice a week. 20. Which of the following will play a role in determining a student’s grade? A. Out-of-class activities. B. Attendance records. C. Research work. 第二部分：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） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，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。 21. In my mind, no such _____ thing in our country as _____ Great Wall can stand for the image and culture of China. A. a; the B. a; / C. /; the D. /; / 22. It is reported that _______ the young, with their parents working in distant cities, suffer from a sense of loneliness. A. the most of B. the majority of C. the number of D. a large amount of 23. ----Glad to see you back! How long ______ you ______ in Europe? ----Three months. I’m off to South Africa next week. A. have; stayed B. had; stayed C. will; stay D. did; stay 24. ----How is your new job going? ----Well, I’m learning a lot of new things, but I’d rather the director ______ me some feedback soon. A. give B. will give C. had given D. gave 25. In the job interviews applicants often find themselves ______ unexpected questions, some
very difficult to answer. A. asked B. asking C. to be asked D. to ask 26. ----Matthew said that he was very _______. How about Jack? ----He was satisfied with Matthew’s _______, and wanted the unpleasant business over. A. frightened; suggestion B. sorry; offer C. sorry; apology D. pleased; request 27. They discussed the issue of the world’s climate in Durban, South Africa several times but could come to no ________. A. end B. conclusion C. result D. judgement 28. I am _______ about what I say because careless remarks are likely to hurt others’ feelings. A. absurd B. concerned C. guilty D. cautious 29. Students in English-speaking countries usually address their man teacher ‘sir”, but __________ their woman teacher “madam”. A. seldom they address B. do they seldom address C. seldom do they address D. they seldom do address 30. Good news! The price of all those second-hand goods is ________ before. A. 30% as lower as B. 30% lower than C. lower 30% than D. as 30% low as 31. I have promised that my daughter _______ get a new electronic dictionary on her next birthday. A. should B. must C. shall D. would 32. It sounds like something is wrong with the car’s engine. _______, we’d better take it to the garage immediately. A. Otherwise B. If not C. but for that D. If so 33. Arriving at a bus stop ______ the vehicle pulling away just a few minutes ago is quite annoying. A. to find B. finding C. found D. to be finding 34. In China, farmers are ______ from the central government’s new policies on agriculture. A. suffering B. profiting C. earning D. learning 35. When talking about the Mid-autumn Festival, we ______ think of mooncakes and family reunion. A. normally B. practically C. eventually D. seemingly 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，从 36-55 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其涂黑。 At age 86, Millie Garfield is one of the world’s oldest elderly bloggers(写博客的人). __36___ reading a newspaper article in 2003 and then asking her son for __37___ in getting online, Millie has been blogging ever since. We usually associate blogging with the __38___: our children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. While the blogging landscape was once ___39___ almost entirely by teens, it has opened to different age groups now. After 38 years of marriage, Millie ___40__ her husband in 1994. She has no siblings and has only one son. She has to live alone. Like many elderly people, her social network was beginning to ___41___ in size as many of her friends were in assisted living.
Blogging has ___42__ Millie’s universe. “I have to blog once a week,” she says. “If I don’t, they start ___43__ about me.” When I ask who “they” are, Millie says they are the 70 or 80 ___44__ who visit her blog each day. When she was three days __45___ in posting one week, she began getting ___46___ from them to see if she was okay. She has also got to ___47___ other bloggers from around the country. Not only has blogging helped Millie make new __48___, but it has also helped her learn about herself. “I write about everyday living in a __49___ fashion, so I try to find interesting things in a TV show, a movie, or a(n) __50___ to the dentist, she says. “I never knew I was funny but now people ___51___ me I am. It is a big discovery.” Millie __52___ loves blogging. “My life would be __53___ and empty without it. I’m able to learn from people all over the world,” she says. Then she adds, “When you’re older, you don’t have many ___54___. The wonderful thing about blogging is that you can have many people hear what you think and no one ___55__ you when you are speaking.” 36. A. While B. Until C. After D. As 37. A. help B. apology C. excuse D. permission 38. A. old B. young C. rich D. sick 39. A. damaged B. occupied C. prepared D. designed 40. A. missed B. followed C. recognized D. lost 41. A. grow B. develop C. decrease D. remain 42. A. expanded B. concluded C. found D. ruined 43. A. complaining B. thinking C. arguing D. worrying 44. A. workers B. readers C. passengers D. speakers 45. A. late B. away C. fast D. ready 46. A. warnings B. suggestions C. emails D. books 47. A. know B. see C. change D. ask 48. A. comments B. connections C. contributions D. combinations 49. A. popular B. famous C. similar D. humorous 50. A. gift B. visit C. wave D. award 51. A. warn B. prove C. order D. tell 52. A. probably B. fortunately C. hardly D. clearly 53. A. poor B. slow C. dull D. simple 54. A. listeners B. managers C. interpreters D. lecturers 55. A. fears B. interrupts C. controls D. treats 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 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。 A Native American sand paintings are a very beautiful and popular art form for collectors today. But traditionally, the paintings are created to heal a person during a ceremony. The type of image and ceremony used is determined by the disease which the person is suffering from. The sand painting may contain an image of the Holy People. The tribe medicine man may ask the Holy People to help him paint the image and therefore help heal the person in need. When the medicine man finishes painting, he checks its accuracy. The order and the symmetry(对称性) of
the painting symbolize the harmony which a patient wishes to achieve in his or her life. The accuracy of a sand painting is believed to determine its healing effects. In some cases, more than one sand painting might be used in a healing ceremony. During the ceremony, the person who needs healing will sit on the Native American sand painting. The sand painting serves as an entrance for the spirits and through the painting, the person can absorb the healing energies from these spirits. The sand paintings were not originally meant to be sold or hung on the wall. Once the ceremony is completed, the sand painting must be destroyed, thus allowing the sand to return to the Earth. This is necessary because the sand painting is now seen as poisonous, having absorbed the illness, and must be destroyed. The entire ceremony, from the painting to the destroying is usually completed within a 12-hour period. The medicine man never wrote down how to perform the healing ceremony, but it was passed down from generation to generation. The Pueblo tribe was the first tribe to create Native American sand paintings, but the art soon spread to many other tribes. Today, it is the Navajos who are the most active in creating Native American sand paintings. It is believed that it was a medicine man named Fred Stevens who was the first person to create a Native American sand painting for sale in the 1950s. A trader, Rex Bollin, recommended Fred to sell sand paintings since they were so beautiful. After working out how to make the sand stick to the canvas(画布), Fred began selling his sand paintings. 56. During a healing ceremony, it is necessary for A. many people to draw together B. the sick person to sit on the sand painting C. the sick person to eat some sand D. the medicine man to use several sand paintings 57. Why would people destroy the sand paintings after the healing ceremony? A. Because the paintings are useless after the ceremony. B. Because people don’t know how to keep the paintings for long. C. Because the paintings are believed to contain illnesses. D. Because the paintings are believed to contain the spirit of God. 58. From this passage we can infer that . A. different images would be painted to cure different diseases B. the Pueblo tribe was unwilling to show other tribes how to create sand paintings C. an ancient medicine man wrote down how to perform the healing ceremony to pass it down D. The Navajos were the creators of Native American sand paintings 59. According to the passage, which of the following statements about Fred Stevens is TRUE? A. He earned a lot of money from selling sand paintings. B. He was the world’s most famous sand painting painter. C. He didn’t think sand paintings could cure diseases.
D. He was the first man to sell sand paintings in the world. B A Chinese space capsule carrying three crew members has returned to Earth following a 13-day mission （使命） Images of the capsule landing in Inner Mongolia at 10:05 local time were . shown live on television. The astronauts, including China’s first woman in space, carried out a successful manual docking(手工) with the Tiangong-1 laboratory module. This is a key step towards China’s goal of building a space station by 2020. Premier Wen Jiabao praised it as a “complete success”. “This is another outstanding contribution by the Chinese people to humanity’s efforts to explore and use space,” Mr Wen said in Beijing. “It feels so good to stand on Earth, and it feels even better to be home,” astronaut Liu Wang was quoted （引用） national broadcaster CCTV as saying. “Tiangong-1, our home in space, was by comfortable and pleasant. We’re very proud of our nation, ” female astronaut Liu Yang said. The crew of the Shenzhou-9 craft successfully carried out the country’s manual docking operation earlier in the week. The delicate procedure, which involved bringing together two orbiting objects travelling at thousands of miles an hour, was mastered by USSR and US space teams in the 1960s. The crew also carried out automatic docking of the two crafts in the process. The three astronauts returned to the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft on Thursday and performed a manual separation from the space laboratory. They touched down in Inner Mongolia’s Siziwang county on Friday, with the capsule equipped with a parachute（降落伞）to slow its approach. Ms Liu, 33, is a major in China’s air force from the central province of Henan. On China’s Tencent QQ messaging service, she goes by the name “little Flying knight”. She was selected into China’s space programme only two years ago, but she did particularly well, the official news agency Xinhua says. The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft was launched on 16 June. 60. The final purpose of launching Shenzhou-9 spacecraft is ________. A. to send the first female astronaut in space B. to prepare for the foundation of a space station C. to carry out a manual docking with the Tiangong-1 D. to catch up with the first-class technology worldwide 61. What’s the main purpose of Paragraph 4? A. To show the great success of the mission B. To make an introduction of the mission C. To tell readers manual docking operation is a delicate procedure. D. To tell readers the importance of mastering the technology. 62. What can be the best title for the text? A. A successful Space Travel B. Tiangong-1, Special Home in Space C. Liu Yang, China’s First Woman in Space D. China’s Shouzhou-9 Spacecraft Returns to Earth C The worldwide increase in the use of cellphones has caused concerns regarding possible harmful effects caused by cellphone radiation. People are particularly concerned that the radiation will put cellphone users at a higher risk of suffering from cancer. However, studies of the association between cellphone use and the risk of brain cancer have reached different
conclusions(some, but not all, studies showed increased risk). Researchers conducted a study to examine if cellphone radiation affected regional activity in the human brain. The study, conducted between January 1 and December 31, 2009,included 47 participants. Cellphones were placed on the left and right ears, and brain imaging was performed to measure brain glucose metabolism(葡萄糖代谢) twice: one with the right cellphone activated for 50 minutes(“on” condition) and once with both cellphones deactivated(“off” condition). An analysis was conducted to check the association of metabolism and cellphone radiation. The scans were compared to assess the effect of cellphone use on brain glucose metabolism. The researchers found that whole-brain metabolism did not differ between the on and off conditions. However there were regional effects. Metabolism in some brain region was higher (about 7 percent) for cellphone on than for cellphone off conditions. This indicates that the regions expected to absorb more cellphone radiation were the ones that showed the larger increases in glucose metabolism. These results provide evidence that the human brain is sensitive to the effects of acute(剧烈 的) cellphone radiation. However, how cellphone radiation could affect brain glucose metabolism is unclear. Concerns have been raised by the possibility that cellphone radiation may induce brain cancer. Results of this study provide evidence that acute cellphone radiation affects brain metabolic activity. However, these results provide no information as to their connection regarding possible carcinogenic(致癌的) effects (or lack of such effects) of chronic(长期的) cellphone use. Further studies are needed to assess if these effects could have long-term harm. 63. What does the passage mainly talk about? A. The current situation of cellphone use. B. To phone or not to phone. C. The link between cellphone use and brain cancer. D. Long-term harmful effects of cellphones. 64. What can we learn from the first paragraph? A. The future of the cellphone market is not so bright. B. The issue whether cellphone use causes brain cancer remains unsettled. C. Worrying about radiation, more and more people will give up their cellphones. D. Cellphone radiation affects brain function but it doesn’t lead to brain cancer. 65. The study in the passage tells us . A. the whole-brain metabolism is not affected by cellphone radiation B. how cellphone radiation affects brain glucose metabolism C. studies on the relationship between cellphone use and brain cancer are useless D. glucose metabolism in the brain regions absorbing more cellphone radiation decreases 66. The underlined word “induce” in the passage can be replaced by “ A. reduce B. introduce C. cause “. D. suggest
D When we consider the global energy agenda we tend to focus on those of us who already have energy. Headlines about Middle Eastern security, Arctic oil exploration, nuclear safety, or renewable energy assume that the energy is there for us; the question is how we use it safely. Amid the discussion, one group of people is consistently overlooked: those who don’t have energy—those who are still living in the dark ages. One in five people in the world today has no electricity. Two out of every five people have no clean way of cooking. They rely on coal cooking stoves that contribute to the indoor air pollution that kills about 1.6 million people every year. Almost all energy-poor people, 95 percent, live in Africa or Asia, and over 80 percent live in the countryside. On Monday, a special conference called “Energy for All” began looking at how to help these people get the energy they need to improve their well-being and health. Switching the lights on for the world’s poor by 2030 would require a mere 3 percent of projected global energy investment(投资), about 48 billion dollars per year. But that’s more than five times what is currently spent in the area. Most investment these days goes into connections in the world’s big cities because that’s where the profits are. Rural areas are being left behind, particularly as one key energy source is oil, whose price has increased greatly in the last decade. So it requires political will, strong regulation and a much bigger effort from private companies for everyone to have energy by 2030. Governments must set targets for electricity access, while overseas funding must concentrate on these areas that are not profitable enough. As with continued global population growth, many wonder what “Energy for All” will mean for the climate and environment. Yet the experts see no major problem. 67. We can learn from the first paragraph that .
A. much attention is paid to people who have energy B. people who already have energy should be removed from the global energy agenda C. technology for the use of renewable energy is developing rapidly D. people still living in the dark ages don’t have to face energy problems 68. Which of the following statements is TRUE? A. Cooking is the main cause of indoor air pollution. B. Global energy investment is decreasing year by year. C. Most energy investment nowadays aims to earn money. D. The increase in oil prices has made many rural areas run out of energy. 69. The fifth paragraph is mainly about .
A. the measures for people who don’t have energy to enjoy electricity access B. the reason why global society should help people who don’t have energy C. the importance of teaching poor people to use energy in a safe way D. the benefits of giving electricity access to poor people
70. What is most likely to be discussed in the following paragraph? A. Why people are interested in the “Energy for All” project. B. Problems brought about by global population growth. C. Influence of climate change on energy supply. D. How the “Energy for All” project will affect the environment.
第Ⅱ卷（非选择题 三部分 共 35 分）
第四部分 ： 第一节，任务型阅读（共 5 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 5 分） 请认真阅读下列短文，并根据所读内容在文后表格的空格处填入最恰当的单词。注意：每个 空格填 1 个单词。 Let’s face it: homework can be almost as frustrating for parents as it is for kids. Getting kids to do their homework can be a challenge, and when they do sit down to study, a variety of other problems can appear. But your child’s study sessions don’t have to make the whole family stressed out. Doing homework may not be as fun as playing video games or chatting with friends, but it shouldn’t be something that kids hate. Your children’s assignments should not be busywork, but should help them build a skill or learn something new. You can help by being a homework monitor, stepping in to answer questions or offer encouragement. This gives you a chance to see what they are learning and how well they understand the material. It helps you understand their learning style and shows you care about their education. Many kids refuse to study by asking why they have to learn things they’ll never use in real life. If you son or daughter shows little interest in their assignments, you can make them seem more important by pointing out ways you use them in daily life. Parents who feel that their kids are overloaded can talk about it with the teachers, but they’re in the minority. A 2007 survey showed that 15 percent of parents said their kids had too much homework. About 60 percent said the homework load was just right, and 25 percent thought their children had too little homework. If you think it takes your child too long to finish homework, try to determine whether the problem lies in having too much work or managing time poorly. One of the things homework is supposed to do is to teach time management. If your child complains of boredom while doing homework, consider the following suggestions to make study sessions more enjoyable. Get help from friends: if your children are struggling with an assignment, let them call a
friend for help or invite a friend over to work on it with them. You might also invite neighborhood kids over and let them do homework together. Have them sit around the dining table and help each other. Add physical activity: set mini-goals for homework and allow time for stretching, jumping around, or a snack after each goal is completed. For a kid who can’t sit still, find active ways to study. Turn the tables: let your children teach you a lesson. Let them give you a quiz on the things they have just learned. Title: Help with your child’s 71. The right goal of doing homework 73. help of offering It should help your child learn a(n) 72. or new things.
·You can see how things are going with your child’s studies. ·You can see what your child’s learning style is like. · can show your 74. You assignments are 76. Your thinking that your child has too much homework Your thinking that the assignments 78. time your child too much in your child’s education. Tell them how you use the knowledge in real life. 77. the problem with the teachers. Find out whether there are problems with your child’s time management. · Find a friend of theirs to help. · 80. Set The child’s thinking that the process is 79. Goals for the assignments and allow the child to do other breaks. · the child teach you Let something. activities during The child’s thinking that the
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第二节：单词拼写（每词 1 分，满分 10 分） 根据所给中文或首字母写出相应单词的正确形式。 81.She has lived in France, and as a c__________ speaks French fluently. 82. She wants to enter the teaching p________ after graduation. 83. A__________ towards older people and their role will have to change. 84. We will continue the race, r________ of the weather. 85. C________ to supporting the growing number of students finding jobs, we will provide them with the information they need.
86. Their strange behaviour was enough to have my doubt _________ (确认). 87. Children are running around, _________ (假装) to be aeroplanes. 88. Over the centuries, they gradually __________（汲取）Islamic ideas about design and architecture. 89. She is very ________ ( 挑剔的) about what she eats. 90. ________ (简言之)， there are three principal challenges. 第三节：书面表达（共 20 分） 假定你是李华。最近，你们班就骑自行车上学的利弊进行了讨论。请你根据表格内容用英语 写一篇短文，简单介绍一下讨论的结果，并谈谈你自己的看法。 利 弊 你的看法 减少碳排放；节约能源；节约时间；锻炼身体 容易受到天气的影响；自行车道有时被违章停驶车辆挤占，骑车者 的安全受到威胁 请考生谈谈自己的观点，并给出一、两点原因或建议
注意：1. 词数 150 左右 2. 不要逐条翻译，可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。 参考词汇：碳排放 carbon emission
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江苏省泰州中学 2010～2011 学年度第二学期期中考试
请注意：选择题答案一律做在答题卡上 １. ２. ３. ４. ５. ６. ７. ８. ９. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70.
第四部分：任务型阅读(共 10 小题，每小题 0.5 分，共 5 分) 71._____________ 72.______________ 73.______________ 75._____________ 76.______________ 77.______________ 79.____________ 80._____________ 第五部分：第一节，单词填空（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，共 10 分） 81.______________ 82.________________ 83._______________ 84._____________ 85.______________ 86．_______________ 87．______________ 88._____________ 89.______________ 90．_______________ 74._____________ 78._____________
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江苏省泰州中学 2012～2013 学年度第一学期期中考试 高二英语试题参考答案
1—5 BCABC 单项选择 21—25 CBDDA 完型填空 36—40 CABBD 阅读理解 56—59 B C A D 任务型阅读 71. homework 76. useless 单词拼写 81. consequence 86. confirmed
63—66 C B A C
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72. skill 77. Discuss
73. Benefits 78. cost
75. Problems/Difficulties 80. small
82. profession 87. pretending
83. Attitudes 88. absorbed
84. regardless 89. particular
85. Committed 90. Briefly
书面表达 Recently our class had a heated discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of riding a bike to school. The following are the results. Riding a bike is an environmentally friendly means of transport because it can help reduce carbon emissions and save energy. Besides, riding a bike saves much time when there are many traffic jams in rush hour. What’s more, making riding a daily exercise routine is beneficial to our health. It burns calories and improves our physical condition. However, there are also some disadvantages. Bike-riding can be easily affected by bad weather, especially when it rains or snows. Also, bike lanes are sometimes occupied by illegally parked vehicles, which may become a danger to the safety of riders. As far as I’m concerned, the advantages of riding a bike outweigh the disadvantages. I hope effective measures are taken to ensure the riders’ safety.