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An old man lived alone in Minnesota


冠英中学高二上学期第一次月考英语试卷 一、 完形填空(共 20 小题,每小题 1.5 分) An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato garden,but it was very _21___. His only son , who would have_22___ him was in

_23__. The old man wrote a letter to his letter to his son and mentioned his __24__. Dear Sir, I am feeling pretty _25___ because it seems I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I __26_ to miss doing the garden , because your mother always loved ___27_ time. I’m just getting too old to _28_ a garden plot. If you were here, all my __29_ would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me if you were not in prison. __30__, the old man received a telegram, “For Heaven’s sake, Dad ,don’t dig up the garden! That’s where I buried the __31_ !” The next morning , a dozen FBI agents and local police officers_32_ and dug up the entire garden _33_ finding any guns. _34__, The old man wrote another note to his son telling him what _35__, and asked him what to do next. His son’s reply was , “Go _36_ and plant your potatoes, Dad. It’s the _37_ I could do for you from here.” _38__ where you are in the world, if you have decided to do something deep from your _39__, you can do it . It is the thought that _40__, not where you are or where the person is. 21. A. soft B. hard C. simple D. cold 22. A. helped B. needed C. guided D. offered 23. A. church B. heaven C. office D. prison 24. A. progress B. work C. success D. situation 25. A. high B. bad C. well D. proud 26. A. hate B. like C. forget D. have 27. A. playing B. chatting C. cooking D. planting 28. A. pick up B. use up C. dig up D. cover up 29. A. troubles B. lessons C. plans D. debts 30. A.Slowly B. Generally C. Shortly D. Luckily 31. A. fruits B. potatoes C. drugs D. guns 32. A.showed up B. set out C. turned on D. took off 33. A. without B. upon C. after D. before 34. A. Moved B. Shocked C.Excited D. Confused 35. A. resulted B. happened C. remained D. ordered 36. A. away B. beyond C. ahead D. along 37. A. best B. worst C. least D. furthest 38. A. No matter B. If only C. In case D.Even if 39. A. decision B. heart C. dream D. life 40. A. spreads B.laughs C. continues D. matters 二,阅读理解(共 15 小题。每小题 2 分) A

Making a film takes a long time and is very hard work. Writing the story for the film may take many weeks. Shooting the film often takes at least six months. Actors and cameramen work from very early in the morning until late at night. Each scene has to be acted and re-acted, filmed and re-filmed, until it is just fight. Sometimes the same scene has to be acted many times. The film studio is like a large factory, and the indoor stages are very big indeed. Scenery of all kinds is made in the studio. Churches, houses, and forests are all built of wood and cardboard. Several hundred people work together to make one film. Some of these people are the actors and actresses. The director of the film, however, is the most important person in a film studio. He decides how the scenes should be filmed and how the actors should act. Most people go to see a film because they know the film stars are in it. Sometimes the film may be very poor. It is best to choose a film made by a good director. Some famous directors make their films very real; people feel that they themselves are among the people in the films. 41. Making a film is________ . A. very easy B. very difficult C. quite interesting D. quite funny 42. The underlined word “shooting” in the first paragraph means _____. A. killing B. making C. developing D. watching 43. Which of the following statements is NOT true? A. Writing the story for the film is a part of making a film. B. The indoor stages in the film studio are very big. C. Shooting the film often takes many months. D. All of the people in film making are actors and actresses. 44. Which would be the best title for the passage? A. Making a film B. Actors and actresses C. A director D. Writing the story

B Children have their own rules in playing games. They seldom need a referee (裁 判) and rarely trouble to keep scores. They don’t care much about who win or lose, and it doesn’t seem to worry them if the game is not finished. Yet, they like games that depend a lot on luck, so that their personal abilities cannot be directly compared. They also enjoy games that move in stages, in which each stage, the choosing of leaders, the picking-up of sides, or the determining of which side shall start, is almost a game in itself. Grown-ups can hardly find children’s games exciting, and they often feel puzzled at why their kids play such simple games again and again. However, it is found that a child plays games for very important reasons. He can be a good player without having to think whether he is a popular person, and he can find himself being a useful partner to someone of whom he is ordinarily afraid. He becomes a leader when it comes to his turn. He can be confident, too,in particular games, that it is his place to give orders, to pretend to be dead, to throw a ball actually at someone, or to kiss someone he has caught.

It appears to us that when children play a game they imagine a situation under their control. Everyone knows the rules, and more importantly, everyone plays according to the rules. Those rules may be childish, but they make sure that every child has a chance to win. 45. To become a leader in a game, the child has to_______. A. play well C. be confidence in himself 46. What do we know about grown-ups? A. They are not interested in games. B. They find children’s games too easy. C. They don’t need a reason to play games. D. They don’t understand children’s games. 47. Why does a child like playing games? A. Because he can be someone other than himself. B. Because he can become popular among friends. C. Because he finds he is always lucky in games. D. Because he likes the place where he plays a game. 48. The writer believes that _________. A. children should make better rules for their game B. children should invite grown-ups to play with them C. children’s games can do them a lot of good D. children play games without reason C Paula Radcliffe, chasing a third London marathon title( 冠军), says she has become a stranger person after her terrible experience at the 2004 Athens Games. Radcliffe, who failed to complete the Olympic marathon and the 10,000m last August , said: “Athens made me a stranger person and it made me careless about criticism(批评).” “In the past I wanted to please everyone , but now I am going to listen even more to the people around me.” She didn’t care about criticism made at the weekend by Liz MoColgan should have rested and let her body recover after her failing in Athens. “Liz is someone I look up to but she hasn’t spoken to me since last year and if she really cared for me, I’m sure she would have contacted me.” Instead Liz Radcliffe won the New York City marathon just 11 weeks after Athens. B. wait for his turn D. be popular among his playmates

“In New York I wasn’t in my best state but I did know I was good enough to win the race.” Radcliffe insisted her only goal in Sunday’s race would be winning a third title and not chasing world records. However, Radcliffe has not ruled out (排除) in the future chasing her “final” world record time and questioned saying that marathon runners have the ability in their career to produce only four or five world-class times. “I don’t think that—although I can’t put a number on it.” said Radcliffe . “That changes from person to person.” Radcliffe is sure she can be better her winning London 2003 performance at some point in the future. Following a successful three-month training period in the United States , the 31-year-old will chase a third title on Sunday after her first victory in 2002 and again 12 months later. Radcliffe clocked a time of 2:18:56 in her first 42.2-kilometer race three years ago. Afterwards she set a “mixed course” mark of 2:17:18 five months later in Chicago before lowering that to a time of 2:15:25 in the 2003 London event. 49. Radcliffe’s failure in Athens made her ________. A. develop respect for Liz C. rest for five months A. four B. three B. love people around her more D. face criticism calmly C. two D. one

50. According to the text, Radcliffe has won ______London marathon title(s). 51. What can we learn from Radcliffe’s story? A. Practice makes perfect. B. Well begun is half done. C. A friend is in need is a friend indeed. D. Where there is a will, there is a way. D The fourth-grades at Chicago’s McCormick Primary School at unaware of the difficulty in learning Chinese. For most, who speak Spanish at home, it’s becoming their third language. They’ve been hearing and using Chinese words since kindergarten, and it’s now second nature to give a hearty“ni hao” when strangers enter the classroom. The classroom scene at McCormick is unusual, but it may soon be a common fixture in American schools, where Chinese is rapidly becoming the hot new language. Government officials have long wanted more focus on security—useful languages

like Chinese, and pressure from them ,as well as from business leader, politicians, and parents, has driven a quick growth in the number of programs. Chicago itself is home to the largest effort to include Chinese in US public schools. The program here has grown to include 3,000 students in 20 schools, with more schools on a waiting list. Programs have also spread to places like Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and North Carolina. It’s true that the number of students learning Chinese is tiny compared with how many study Spanish or French. Advocates (提倡者) see knowledge of the Chinese language and culture as a help in a global economy where is China is growing in importance. This is an interesting way to begin to engage with the world’s next superpower,” says Michael Levine, director of education at the Asia Society , which has started five new public high schools that offer Chinese .”Globalization has already changed the arrangements in terms of how children today are going to need to think about their career. The question is when, not whether, the schools are going to adjust.” In Chicago,the trend extends beyond schools with high numbers of Asian students. “the fact that my students are 98% low-income and 99% Latino, and they are succeeding in this, tells me everyone should have a try at learning languages,”says Virginia Rivera,principal at McCormick. “We want to give our young people opportunities to advance…and Chinese is a great opportunity to survive in today’s economy,” says Richard Mr. Daley , Mayor of Chicago. 52. The first paragraph is mainly written to______. A. show the importance of Chinese B. introduce the topic to be followed C. advise primary schools to teach Chinese D. prove it’s easy for children to learn language 53. In the second last paragraph, the underlined word“this”probably refers to____ A. the competition between Latino and Asian students B. the global economy C. the interesting way engage with China D. the Chinese learning 54. What can NOT be learned from this text? A. Most students at McCormick can speak three languages. B. Chinese is gaining its popularity in most schools in Chicago. C. French has far more speakers than Chinese does in Chicago D. Globalization in a way makes it necessary to learn Chinese.

55. Which of the following is the best title for this passage? A. The Chinese learning in Chicago C. McCormick Primary School B. The ways to learn Chinese D. Globalization and Chinese learning

第二节:七选五阅读 (共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 l0 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。 If your life feels like it is lacking the power that you want and the motivation (动力)that you need, sometimes all you have to do is change your point of view. By training your thoughts to concentrate on the bright side of things, you are more likely to have the motivation to follow through on your goals. 71 The negative ideas might limit your performance. When you choose to change your viewpoint, your happiness can be enriched. ___72___ Don’t leave your future to chance, or wait for things to get better mysteriously on their own. 73 . Begin to build your confidence, and work through problems rather than avoid them. Remember that power is not necessarily control over situations, but the ability to deal with whatever comes your way. Always believe that good things are possible, and remember that mistakes can be lessons that lead to discoveries. Take your fear and transform it into trust; learn to rise above anxiety and doubt. 74 . Take the energy that you have wasted and direct it toward every worthwhile effort that you can be involved in. 75 You will find happiness when you adopt positive thinking into your daily routine and make it an important part of your world. A. Turn your “worry hours” into “productive hours”. B. You can make your life more active. C. You must go in the direction of your hopes and dreams. D. You are less likely to be held back by negative ideas. E. And your life can be raised. F. You will see beautiful things happen when you allow yourself to experience the joys of life. G. You will have a good job in the future .

答题卷 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。 W:What 61 wonderful place! But can we afford it? M:I wanted the best restaurant 62 your birthday. And since you like French food, here we are! Let’s begin with a cocktail and then look at the menu. W: I’m going to start looking right away because 63 always takes me a year to make up my mind. Any suggestions ? M:I’ve never been here before, but everything 64 (suppose) to be excellent. W:Look! They have snails! But I wouldn’t dare eat them. They might make me sick. M:I feel the same way about snails. I think I’ll have roast duck. It comes with vegetables and potatoes. W: 65 (sound) good. But 66 I like seafood, I’d like 67 (begin) with some seafood. And let’s have the salad after the main course, the way the French do! M:Fine. We should have white wine with dinner and champagne with dessert since this is 68 celebration. W:Oh, and let’s not forget the cheese. There’s nothing like real French cheese. M : I can see already 69 this is going to be an 70 (enjoy) and delicious dinner 61._________ 62. __________63.___________ 64. ___________ 65.___________ 66._________ 67.___________ 68._____________ 69. __________ 70.___________ 短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 l 分,满分 l0 分)

On the night before the National Day ,I hear the news that a friend of my suffered from cancer, which brought my heart to the throat. Immediate I cancelled my plan for the holiday. The next morning I drove to the hospital that she stayed. On entering in her room, I found myself greeting by her confident smile. Obviously, she never gave in the struggle against the deadly disease. While talking about my life, she even encouraged me cheer up and face my present difficulty in a positive way. Deeply moved by her optimism, I held the firm belief that every difficult could be overcome but we should enjoy every moment in our life fully when are still alive.

第二节 书面表达(满分 25 分)

假如你是李明,你发现部分同学每次遇到重要考试都会出现一些焦虑症状。 请你用英语写一封信,向《当代中学生报》编辑反映该问题。信的内容包括下 列要点: 焦虑症状 建议

1. 考前制定合适的复习计划 头晕, 乏力, 睡眠不 2. 考试期间正常休息 好,食欲不振等 3. 睡觉前洗热水澡,喝热牛奶等有助于睡眠 注意: 1. 对所给要点不要简单翻译,可适当发挥; 2. 词数 100 左右,文章开头已给出(不计入总词数)。 参考词汇: 焦虑 anxiety 症状 symptom 头晕的 dizzy 食欲 appetite symptoms of anxiety 焦虑症状 get rid of 消除 energetic 精力充沛的 lack of sleep 缺乏睡眠 lose their appetite 失去胃口 Dear editor I’m Li Ming of Senior Two. I’m writing

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