天津市五区县 2013～2014 学年度第一学期期末考试 高二英语试卷
本试卷分第 I 卷（选择题）和第 II 卷（非选择题）两部分，共 120 分，考试用时 1OO 分 钟。第 I 卷 1 至 10 页，第Ⅱ卷 11 至 12 页。
第 I 卷（选择题 共 8 5 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 三个选项中选出一个 最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，将有 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.How many men were at the meeting last week? ( ) A.9． B．10. C．30. 2.What does the man usually do at the weekend? ( ) A .Go out with friends . B. Go to the cinema. C. Read books at home. 3.Where did the man go last night? ( ) A. He went to the theatre. B．e was at home． C．He went to the film. 4.What does the man suggest the woman do? ( ) A.Try her best. B.Win the competition. C .Know all the competitors. 5. At what time will they go to the cinema? ( ) A. 4: 30. B.5: 30. C. 8: 30. 第二节（共 1 0 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 1 5 分） 听下面几段材料。每段材料后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出一个 最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段材料前，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。每段材料读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 至第 8 小题。 6. Why does the woman want to work in the summer camp? ( )
A. She likes children and sports. B. She hopes to help her friend. C. She wants to improve her French. 7. How many languages can the woman speak? ( ) A. One. B. Two. C. Three. 8. What is the woman's favorite sport? A. Tennis. B. Badminton. C. Basketball. 9. In which country did the woman spend her holiday? A. France B. Italy. C. Sweden. 10. How was the weather while the woman was on holiday? ( A. It rained every day. B. It was windy all the time. C.. It was fine most of the days. 11. What was the woman most interested in? A. Swimming and sailing. B. Taking many pictures. C. Watching different kinds of birds.
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听下面一段独白,回答第 12 至第 15 题。 12. Why do people find it more difficult to socialize and meet potential partners? ( ) A. They are in their 20s and 30s. B. They find it hard to know others. C. They have smaller social circles. 13. How do the man and woman know when they should move round to the next person? ( ) A. By hearing a bell ring. B. By looking at the clock. C. By the organizer's reminding. 14. What's the disadvantage of finding a partner in this way? ( ) A. Not the easiest. B. Not romantic. C. Not the most sensible. 15. What does the speaker mainly talk about? ( ) A. Speed dating. B. Work stress. C. Cafe talking. 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 35 分） 第二节 单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 l5 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。 16. --Congratulations to you on winning the first prize at the English Composition Competition. --_________． ( ) A. Thank you B．Not at all C. Never mind D. Don't mention it 17.Besides grammar, the other two areas ___________British a.nd American English differ are spelling and pronunciation. ( )
A.in that B.in which C.from which D.from it 18. Eating much sugar can make you put on weig t quickly, _________ has been said above.( ) A.as B.that C.which D.what 19. He went hurriedly to the store where iPhone 5S's are to be sold only _________the doors tire still closed. ( ) A.found B.finding C.to find D. to have found 20. Americans are happy to talk about family and personal interests ,but it's best to avoid about religion and politics. ( ) A.talk B.talking C.to talk D.to talking 21. We suggest tbat the local people _________do more to stop people buying and selling rare animals. ( ) A.could B. should C.might D.must 22.-Kirn, have you________ Mr . Lee? -Not yet, Mr.Wang,But I'll phone him at once. ( ) A. lost interest in B. looked forward to C.made contact. with D.taken notice of 23. - Stop! You mustn't give yellow flowers to the host ! It's unlucky! -_________. A. I don't think it's true B. Sorry to hear that C. Sorry! I didn't know that D. I'd rather you didn't say 24. You _________ the book to show me because I have just bought one from the bookstore. A. needn't have brought B. can't have brought C. shouldn't have brought D. wouldn't have brought 25. Thanks to the headmaster's hard work, the number of the teachers working in this remote village school__________ to nine. ( ) A. is increased B. are increased C. has increased D. have increased 26. She received a warm welcome ________she ,arrived ( ) A. at the moment B. after the moment. C. for the moment D. the moment 27. On seeing her, the king immediately fell in love with her and married her, who she really is. ( ) A. not known B. not knowing C. knowing not D. not to know 28 The Harry Potter series __________to readers of all ages, including parents. ( ) A. appeals B. attracts C. addicts D. attends 29. -I am so tired. I__________all night! -Easy does it. You need to rest. ( ) A. studied B. had studied C. am studying D. have been studying 30. _________not clearly known how many animal species are in the danger of dying out. A. They are B. What is C. There is D. It is 阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从 31～ 50 各题所给的 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。 It was Sunday and I was returning from my sister's place. I left 31 thinking that I
might get a seat in the subway and it would be a rather easy 32 . But since my bad luck was 33 me everywhere, l couldn't get a seat. I entered and made my way straight to the 34 of the compartment (车厢). I stood there leaning 35 the side rails. I was feeling very 36 about myself. After a few stops I got a seat. Just then, entered a 37 lady supported by the subway staff and she came next to me. I helped her out of the wheelchair and made her seated, I took out my MP4 player and 38 the earpieces just to keep all the negative thoughts from my head. Just then I heard the lady calling me. She 39 herself to me and asked about me. I 40 my best possible smile and answered that much only and pushed back my earpieces. She went on talking and I had to 41 my earpieces. She told me she was a student at Ramakrishna Mission Ashram and goes there 42 It gives her peace and 43 . As a matter of fact, the strength to keep going helped her to 44 the human life as much as possible. She then gave me one of Swami's 45 and also recited (朗诵) some of poems. She kept on talking for the most of time and I was very 46 listening to her. We were so 47 talking that we didn't even 48 our names and I didn't notice it until we came to our station and we went our ways. 49 she left, I opened the book she gave and read inspirational messages. There and then, I understood that 50 may come, it should not hamper (束缚) our hopes and our expectations. 31. A. quietly B. lately C. early D. slowly ( ) 32. A. journey B. business C. experience D. adventure ( ) 33. A. approaching B. following C. attracting D. escaping ( ) 34. A. bottom B. end C. top D. edge ( ) 35. A. behind B. under C. against D within ( ) 36. A. calm B. special C. proud D. low ( ) 37. A. disabled B. strange C. generous D. confident ( ) 38. A. pulled B. pushed C. laid D. offered ( ) 39. A. expressed B. recognized C. impressed D introduced ( ) 40. A. forced B. tried C. created D. changed ( ) 41. A. turn on B. bring up C. give in D. put away ( ) 42. A. gradually B. quickly C. regularly D. formally ( ) 43. A. bravery B. strengt C. energy D. respect ( ) 44. A. enjoy B. admire C. lead D. require ( ) 45. A. maps B. records C. books D. paintings ( ) 46. A. carefully B. anxiously C. nervously D. angrily ( ) 47. A. applied to B. accustomed to C. interested in D. absorbed in ( ) 48. A. remember B. understand C. explain D. exchange ( ) 4-9. A.. Though B. After C. Because D. Since ( ) 50. A. however B. whichever C. whatever D. whenever ) 第三部分 阅读理解（共 1 5 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 Ugly was the cat in our department, He had only one eye .He-was also missing his ear on the same side and his tail has long ago been lost, leaving only the smallest stub（尾根）.
Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction. "That's one UGLY cat ! "All the children were warned not to touch him. The adults threw rocks at him when he tried to come in their home. Ugly always had the same reaction- he would stand there until you gave up and quit. If you threw things at him, he would curl his lanky(瘦长的) body around feet in forgiveness. But if you ever picked him up, he would immediately begin sucking on your shirt, earring whatever he could find. One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbor's huskies (a kind of dog). They did not respond kindly, and Ugly was badly injured. By the time I got to where he was lying, it was apparent Ugly's sad life was almost at an end. Ugly lay in a wet circle and I could feel him struggling. Then l felt a familiar sucking sensation on my ear. Ugly, in so much pain, suffering and obviously dying, was trying to suck my ear. I pulled him closer to me, and he turned his one golden eye towards me. At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful, loving creature I had ever seen. Never once did he try to bite or scratch me, or even try to get away from me ,or struggle in any way. Ugly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain. Ugly died in my arms but I sat and held him thinking about how one ugly little thing could so change my opinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit, to love so totally and truly. He had been hurt on the outside, but I was hurt on the inside, and it was time for me to move on and learn to love truly and deeply. Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful, but for me, I will always try to be Ugly. 51. What would people usually do to Ugly? ( ) A. Treat him like their own pet. B. Smile at him because of his appearance. C. Avoid him because be was ugly. D. Pick him up and show kindness. 52. What happened to Ugly one day? ( ) A. He was hit by rocks. B. He curled his lanky leg, C. He made friends with huskies. D. He was badly hurt by dogs. 53.Why did the writer think Ugly was beautiful and loving? ( ) A. He was suffering and pitiful. B. He showed his love despite his pain. C. He was always loved by the writer. D. He used to bite people but got forgiveness. 54. What can we learn from the last two paragraphs? ( ) A. The writer wants to be ugly. B. The writer preferred pets with scars C. The writer got. sense of pride from helping the cat. D. The writer rethought the meaning of love and care. 55.What can we learn from the story? ( ) A. Better late than never. B. Never judge from appearance.
C. Hardship can be treasure in life. D. Curiosity killed the cat. B Today's 20-somethings are often called“ millennials . " They grew up around the time of the millennium(千年)in the year 2000 Are these adults? The law says yes. But societies have their expectations for what being an adult means. Some say today's 20-sometbings are having a“ delayed adulthood. " The term "boomerang kids" means young people leave their parents' house but, like a boomerang thrown through the air, later return. Research psychologist Jeffrey Arnett says these terms suggest many Americans are frustrated with 20-somethings. He says Americans should consider the positive aspects. They usually have various school and work experiences or they might. try living in different cities or countries. Cheryssa Jensen Cheryssa Jensen might agree. She says she expected to get married right after college and to find a job near her parents. Instead, she traveled the western part of the U. S. , went to a dozen different cities there. Her job also took her to Taiwan, Sweden and Denmark. After a year of traveling, she was not sure what to do. “Some words were nagging at me, saying, 'What else, what else can you do, what else can you do while you re young?" Julia Shaw Julia Shaw is 28, just a year older than Cheryssa, but very different in the way she has lived her life so far. After college, Julia began her career as a writer. She and her husband have stayed in Washington, and have lived there for the last two years. Julia says many people are surprised that she is married and settled in one place. But she believes she is more free than many other people of her generation and she says marriage has made her life more stable. Though their stories are different, Julia and Cheryssa still have some things in common. Both say their families are proud of them Both say they do not feel pressured by society to follow a particular path. And both say they are happy with their decisions. Julia Shaw and Cheryssa Jensen have something else in common. They have not made a high-paying career their first priority. Instead, most in the survey said the most important things to them are being good parents, having a successful marriage and helping other people. 56. Which of the following terms is NOT used to describe today's 20-somethings? ( ) A. The millennials. B. The lost generation. C. The boomerang kids. D. The delayed adults. 57. What do we know about Cheryssa Jensen? ( ) A. She is twenty-seven years old. B. She travelled around only for fun. C. She found a job near her parents. D. She got married right. after college. 58. What do the underlined words "nagging at " mean? ( )
A. troubling B. delighting C. encouraging D. disappointing 59. What can be inferred about Julia Shaw? ( ) A. She was surprised at her early marriage. B. She is bored with her stable life C. She is satisfied with her present life. D. She gets great pressure from her marriage. 60. In what aspect are Cheryssa Jensen and Julia Shaw similar? ( ) A. Their families take pride in them. B. They bitterly regret their decisions. C. They follow the same work patterns. D. They like high-paying career most. C New research finds a link between poverty and poor decision making. The findings may explain why poor people sometimes make bad choices that continue their hardship. Earlier studies have found the poor less likely to escape poverty. But there has been little research on why the poor make decisions that make their lives harder. Until recently, it was economists who studied poverty, not psychologists. Eldar Shafir, a psychologist in Princeton University says now scientists from both fields work together. Mr. Shafir and his team did two experiments. One took place at a shopping center in New Jersey. Another was carried out among sugar cane farmers in rural India. The New Jersey experiment involved individuals with low paying jobs and others belonged to the middle class. All the volunteers were asked what they would do if their cars needed repairs. The volunteers were given two imaginary situations. In the first, the car repairs cost $ 150. In the second, $ 1,500. "And what we found is that the poor and the rich performed equally well on almost all the tests. " Not so when the researchers raised the repair costs to $ 1,500. "Now the poor performed significantly worse. " The poorer lost about 13 IQ points on average. This is about the loss experienced when a person has not slept for one night. The scientists then wondered if the same person reacted differently when he was rich and when he was poor. The Indian sugar cane farmers earn most of their money once a year, when the harvest comes in. But the money often does not last through the year. "So they find themselves basically rich after the harvest when the income comes in and poor just before the harvest. The researchers gave them tests similar to the ones taken by the people in New Jersey. They tested the Indian farmers before the harvest and after. And the results were much the same as with the mall shoppers. "They performed much more slowly and with many more mistakes when they were poorer than when they were richer. " Mr. Shafir says the results support 50 years of research that shows all humans have limited mental power to deal with things in life. "And so the insight here is that, having not enough of something in a way makes it harder to make good decisions for everything else. " 61. What is true about earlier studies? ( ) A. They were done by economists and psychologists.
B. They found it hard for poor people to become rich. C. They explained why poor people made poor decisions. D. They showed the poor people cared less about their health. 62. In the first experiment, the poor performed worse because ( ) A. they had not slept for one night B. it was just an imaginary situation C. the increased price affected their decision D. they didn't take the second situation seriously 63. The Indian sugar cane farmers ( ) A. are smarter when they are poor B. earn money all through the year C. earn lots of money so they think they are rich D. feel rich after the harvest and poor before harvest 64. What do the two experiments have in common? ( ) A. They got similar findings. B. They were carried out in the rural areas. C. They were carried out by economists only. D. They chose two groups of people with different income. 65. What could be the best title for the passage? ( ) A. Once poor, always poor? B. Why are poor people poorer? C. Poverty weakens brain power. D. Different experiments, different findings. 第Ⅱ卷（非选择题 共 35 分） 第四部分 写作（共两节，满分 35 分） 第二节 阅读表达（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 阅读下面短文，并按照题目要求用英语回答问题。 Summer vacations should be a time of leisure for college students . However, many of them use the opportunity to participate in summer projects instead. From volunteering work to environmental protection tours9 students aim to get ahead and prepare for their future. Xu Dan loves vacations because it means she can spend more time volunteering. The 21year-old English major from Zhejiang Normal University believes that volunteering has transformed her life and made her a better person. Two years ago, Xu was a shy girl. One day, she saw a group of volunteers picking up trash in the street. Since she had no plans for the summer vacation and wanted to make some friends, she picked up her courage and joined them. "I used to think volunteering is nothing more than picking up trash. Now I know that the meaning of volunteer work is helping others and gaining self-esteem, " Xu says. Her volunteering schedule is full: teaching migration workers' children English from Mondays to Fridays, picking up trash on Saturdays, and visiting old people on Sundays. For Xu, visiting old people is the most rewarding activity. ¨I help them clean their homes and cut their hair, l talk to them and listen to their life stories. These are just small things, but I'm addicted to it because every time I help others I feel satisfied and more confi(1ent about myself," Xu says.
According to Xu, the positive energy she gets from volunteering reflects on the way she deals with people and sees the world. “I can see things from other people's point of view and look at things more positively. I think I'm going to make volunteering a lifelong undertaking," she says. 66. Why do many college students participate in summer projects? (No more than 12 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 67. What is the meaning of the underlined word . “transformed" in Paragraph 2?(l word) ____________________________________________________________________________ 68. How does Xu Dan arrange her volunteer work on weekends? (No more than 12 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 69. What can we learn by volunteering in this passage? (No more than 15 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 70. If you join in volunteer work: what project are you interested in? And why? (No more than 25 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假如你是新华中学的学生李华，你的美国朋友 Tom 一周前给你发电子邮件，邀请你参加 他的生日晚会，但由于你要去北京参加英语竞赛而不能参加。请根据以下提示给他回封邮件。 1．表示感谢和遗憾； 2．说明不能参加的理由； 3．提前祝他生日快乐并祝晚会成功。 注意： 1．词数不少于 100； 2．请勿提及真实学校和姓名； 3．可适当加入细节，以使内容充实、行文连贯； 4．开头和结尾已给出，但不计人总词数。 Dear Tom, How are you doing? _______________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Yours, Li Hua
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