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山东省威海市 2012-2013 学年高二上学期期末考试英语试题
一、单项选择(15 分) 1. The foreigh Minister said, ―_______ our hope that the two sides will work towards peace.‖ A. This is B. There is C. That is D. It is 2. I

drink black coffee _____ he prefers it with cream. A. while B. since C. before D. unless 3. Don‘t blame me---- I‘m only ____ Mr Tiger‘s instructions. A. giving out B. carrying out C. keeping up D. going up 4. It was not until we had a chance to talk a whole night that I found we had a lot ____. A. in truth B. in general C. in common D. in debt 5. All the people gathering there in the early morning _____ to clear up the rubbish. A. volunteering B. volunteered C. being volunteered D. to volunteer 6. It‘s said that some animals are capable of sensing an earthquake ____ its coming. A. along with B. in spite of C. in case of D. ahead of 7. Hearing the news, she couldn‘t help shouting and jumping _____ she‘d gone back to childhood. A. even if B. as if C. even though D. in case 8 After a knock at the door, the child heard his mother‘s voice ____ him. A. calling B. called C. being called D. to call 9._____ is no need for primary students to work at their desks all day long. A. There B. It C. What D. That 10. It is the ability you have______ matters, not where you graduate from or what you look like. A. which B. that C. what D. it 11. The white dove on the flag____ peace and liberty. A. stands for B. refers to C. belongs to D. makes for 12. John liked all the classes, painting classes_____. A. in practice B. in particular C. in theory D. in response 13. It‘s terrible that the river was seriously polluted, ______ thousands of people drink. A. which B. from which C. in which D. that 14. Although he had lived there fort ten years, he was _____ unknown. A. more or less B. sooner or later C. more than D. less than 15. ---Is Jenny fit to be a nurse? ---Err```_______; she is not patient enough. A. You may be right B. I‘m afraid not C. I don‘t know D. Good idea 二、完型填空(20 分) Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, 20, has made a perfect season this year. She –36—the final and has become the fourth one at Wimbledon. Ana became –37—in tennis when she was five after watching it on TV. She –38—her parents to take her to a local tennis school. She was then –39—a racket(球拍) for her fifth birthday and immediately fell in love with the –40--. But Serbia is a nation with very little tennis tradition. Young Ana experienced a hard time: she had to –41—in a swimming pool. The club where she trained could not –42—to heat its swimming pool in the winter. Club officials decided to let water out, make the –43—dry and lay down carpet, and that‘s where Ana got her first –44—of indoor tennis.

Ana was lucky. The key moment in her life was when she –45—a Swiss businessman—Holzmann. He was told about Ana‘s –46--. Surprisingly, it took him just two hours to –47—to be her manager after seeing her game. Within two years, Ana had paid him back, --48—in a series of matches. Moreover, Holzmann wisely ended Ana‘s early –49—with Nike, where Maria Sharapova, the world popular Russian tennis player, is the first. Ana now has a –50—to become the Sharapova of Adidas. Ana is a –51—girl with a pleasing smile, --52—saying anything that could hurt someone. But don‘t be fooled by her innocent manner. Her –53—is to become number one. In fact, she is doing so well at the moment. On the other hand, --54—travels prevent her seeing her family much. ―That‘s what I miss the most, but I know that‘s the price I must pay to—55—my dream of becoming number one.‖ 36.A. trusted B. reached C. hated D. covered 37.A. skilled B. embarrassed C. bored D. interested 38.A. begged B. forced C. predicted D. invited 39.A. lent B. shown C. given D. passed 40.A. game B. racket C. parents D. school 41.A. swim B. compete C. practise D. perform 42.A. refuse B. afford C. expect D. wait 43.A. tennis B. carpet C. floor D. pool 44.A. prize B. taste C. appearance D. visit 45.A. met B. married C. excused D. found 46.A. study B. beauty C. history D. talent 47.A. decide B. mention C. prepare D. apply 48.A. loosing B. winning C. missing D. holding 49.A. talk B. struggle C. problem D. relationship 50.A. post B. chance C. direction D. reputation 51.A. good-looking B. hard-working C. well-known D. kind-hearted 52.A. never B. sometimes C. occasionally D. politely 53.A. circle B. attack C. ambition D. feeling 54.A. long B. frequent C. attractive D. stressful 55.A. hide B. forget C. follow D. dream 第三部分 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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A How men first learned to invent words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a mystery. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thoughts and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon certain signs, they called letters, which could be combined to represent those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken, or written in letters, we call words. The power of words, then, lies in their associations—the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meaning for us by experience; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the glad and sad events of our past; and the more we read and learn, the more the number of words that mean something to us increase. Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words which appeal powerfully to our minds and feelings. This charming and telling use of words is what we call literary style. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can convey his meaning in words which sing like music,

and which by their position and association can move men to tears. We should therefore learn to choose our words carefully and use them accurately, or they make our speech silly and rude. 56. Which of the following can be the best title for this passage? A. The History of Words B. The Origin of Words C. The Power of words D. The Future of Words 57. What‘s the first paragraph mainly about? A. The inventors of words. B. The mystery of language. C. The origin of letters. D. The explanation of words. 58. What‘s the main point of the second paragraph? A. The connections between words make words powerful. B. The experience makes words more and more meaningful. C. The power of words has much relationship with one‘s age. D. One‘s vocabulary increases mainly with the growing years. 59. What‘s the main idea of the last paragraph? A. Great writers must have great thoughts and feelings. B. The achievements in literary also express the power of words. C. The real poet is a master of words and a musician as well. D. It‘s important to choose words carefully when making speech. 60. What‘s the meaning of the underlined word ―telling‖ according to the passage? A. Saying. B. Recognizing. C. Vivid. D. Angry. B It was 1961 and was in the fifth grade. My marks in school were miserable and, the thing was, I didn‘t really care. My older brother and I lived with Mom in a small multi-family house in Detroit. We watched TV every night for hours. But one day Mom changed our world forever. She came home, turned off the TV, sat us down and said: ―You boys are going to read two books every week. And you‘re going to write me a report on what you read.‖ We complained about how unfair it was. Besides, we didn‘t have any books in the house other than Mom‘s Bible. But she explained: ―I‘ll drive you to the library.‖ So pretty soon the two boys were driven to Detroit Public Library in her white 1950 old car. I wandered reluctantly among the children‘s books. I loved animals, so when I saw some books that seemed to be about animals, I started leafing through them. The first book I read clear through was Chip the Dam Builder. It was about beavers(海狸). For the first time I was lost in another world. The experience was quite different from watching TV. There were images forming in my mind instead of before my eyes. Soon I began to look forward to visiting the library. I moved from animals to plants, and then to rocks. Between the covers of all those books were whole worlds, and I was free to go anywhere in them. Now my older brother is an engineer and I am chief of pediatric neurosurgery(神经外科) at John Hopkins Children‘s Center in Baltimore. Sometimes I still can‘t believe my life‘s journey, from a failing student to this position, which takes me all over the world to teach and perform critical surgery. But I know when the journey began—the day Mom turned off the TV set and put us in her old car for that drive to the library. 61. What changes the writer‘s life according to the passage? A. Watching TV. B. Reading a lot. C. Books on animals. D. Writing reports. 62. What did the mother request her sons to do? A. The boys couldn‘t watch TV before finishing their homework. B. The boys should read two books with reports every week.

C. The boys should read and recite the Bible every day. D. The boys could drive to the public library to read on weekends. 63. What‘s the meaning of the underlined words at the end of Paragraph 2? A. Reading rather carelessly. B. Reading very carefully. C. Tearing the leaves off the book. D. Looking over the book slowly. 64. How was reading different from watching TV for the writer? A. It was easier to finish a story by watching TV. B. Animals on TV looked more vivid than in books. C. By reading images formed in mind instead of before the eyes. D. Reading meant costing more time than watching TV. 65. What else do we know from the passage? A. The writer was born in a wealthy family. B. The writer‘s mother was a good teacher. C. Both boys are unsuccessful in their career. D. The writer is rather world famous now. C Hello, everyone. First let me introduce myself. My name is Jenny Barker, and I work at St. James Hospital. As most of you know, I‘m here today to talk about blood transfusion. The idea of blood transfusion is very simple, but that idea has saved many thousands of lives over the past century. Often, if a person is in an accident, or has an operation, he will lose a lot of blood. And these are times when blood transfusion is needed. This simply means taking blood from another person and putting it into the body of the patient. Doctors have been carrying out blood transfusions for hundreds of years. At first, they used blood from sheep. But that wasn‘t very successful. It wasn‘t until the last century that doctors realized there are several types of blood, and that the correct type must always be used. Once they knew that, blood transfusion had become almost a hundred percent successful. So, you might be thinking: what does this have to do with me? Well, it has something to do with all of us. Hospitals need to keep banks of blood ready for transfusion. The only way they can get that blood is from ordinary people like you. All the human body has five liters of blood, and we take 0.5 liters from each person. This is completely safe. In fact, your body will make enough blood to replace it after around a day. Giving blood only takes a short while, and it doesn‘t hurt. It costs you nothing, and it could save a life. So please give blood. 66. What might the speaker most probably be? A. A doctor or a nurse. B. An engineer. C. A teacher. D. A scientist. 67. What is a blood transfusion? A. Losing a lot of blood in a serious accident or a difficult operation. B. Finding out the amount of blood a patient needs for an operation. C. Identifying the right type of blood a person has for the patient. D. Taking blood from someone else and putting it into a patient‘s body. 68. What finally made almost every blood transfusion successful? A. The founding of a blood bank. B. The discovery of blood types. C. The experiment with sheep blood. D. The developed skill of taking out blood. 69. If you give 10% of your blood, how long does it take your body to replace it? A. One week. B. Five days. C. Two days. D. One day. 70. What is the main purpose of the speech? A. To call on people to give blood. B. To explain what a blood transfusion is . C. To review the history of research on blood. D. To explain the theory of blood replacement. D Many musicians meet and form a band because they like to write and play their own music. They may start

as a group of high-school students, for whom practicing their music in someone‘s house is the first step to fame. Sometimes they may play to passers-by in the street or subway so that they can earn some extra money for themselves or to pay for their instruments. Later they may give performances in pubs or clubs, for which they are paid in cash. Of course they hope to make records in a studio and sell millions of copies to become millionaires! However, there was one band that started in a different way. It was called the Monkees and began as a TV show. The musicians were to play jokes on each other as well as play music, most of which was based loosely on the Beatles. The TV organizers had planned to find four rock musicians who could act as well as sing. But they could only find one who was good enough. They had to use actors for the other three members of the band. As some of these actors could not sing well enough, during the broadcasts they just pretended to sing. Anyhow their performances were humorous enough to be copied by other groups. They were so popular that their fans formed clubs in order to get more familiar with them. Each week on TV, the Monkees would play and sing songs written by other musicians. However, after a year or so the Monkees started to play and sing their own songs like a real band. Then they produced their own records and started touring and playing their own music. In the USA they became even more popular than the Beatles and sold even more records. The band broke up about 1970, but happily they reunited in the mid-1980s. They produced a new record in 1996, with which they celebrated their former time as a real band. 71. Which of the following are the normal stages that a band might go through? A. Form a group. →Make records. →Make advertisement. →Play in theatres. B. Practise in one‘s house. →Play to passers-by. →Play in pubs or clubs. →Make records. C. Play for passers-by. →Form a band. →Advertise for advisors. →Make their own music. D. Advertise for musicians. →Form a band. →Study their own advantages. →Make records. 72. How did the Monkees start? A. It started by some students. B. It began as a TV show. C. It started by fans of the Beatles. D. It began as a rock music band. 73. At the beginning of their show, how did they solve the problem of lacking good musicians? A. They had actors sing for them. B. One sang while others just performed. C. They broadcast songs by the Beatles. D. They played jokes instead of singing. 74. What were the Monkees most famous for? A. Their unique rock style. B. The record for their reuniting. C. The clubs by their fans. D. Their humourous performance. 75. Which of the following is NOT true about the Monkees? A. They started in an unusual way. B. They broke up around 1970. C. They always played their own songs. D. They reunited in the mid-1980s. 第 II 卷(共 45 分) 第四部分 书面表达(共两节,满分 45 分) 阅读表达(共 5 小题;第 76、77、78 题每小题 3 分,第 79 题 4 分,第 80 题 2 分,满分 15 分)阅 读下面的短文,并根据短文后的要求答题(请注意问题后的字数要求) 。 [1] When I was born, my mother immediately made learning a necessary and fun part of my life. Everything we did was a positive learning interaction, whether we were baking cookies or spending the day at the library. I never watched TV, not because I was not allowed to, but because it was more fun writing stories with my mom. [2] When I finally entered a school classroom at age five, I was excited, but terrified. That first day of kindergarten I quietly sat at my desk during snack time and opened my Miss Piggy lunch box. Inside the box I

found a note from my mother written on a napkin(餐巾). The note said that she loved me, that she was proud of me and that I was the best kindergartner in the world! Because of that napkin note I made it through my first day of kindergarten…and many more school days to follow. [3] There have been many______ since the first one. There were napkin notes in elementary school when I was struggling with my math, telling me to ―Hang in there, kiddo! You can do it! Don‘t forget what a great writer you are!‖ There were napkin notes in junior high school when I was the ―new girl‖ with frizzy hair and pimples telling me to ―Be friendly. Don‘t be scared. Anyone would be lucky to have you as her best friend!‖ In high school, when my basketball team was the first team in our school‘s history to play in a state championship, there were napkin notes telling me, ―There is no ?I‘ in team. You have gotten this far because you know how to share. ‖ And there were even napkin notes sent to me in college and graduate school, far away from my mother‘s physical touch. Mother‘s encouragement, support and teaching are always with me, echoed in years of love, commitment and napkin notes. 76. Why did the writer never watch TV? (within 10 words) _________________________________________________________________________ 77. When did the mother begin to leave the writer napkin notes? (within 8 words) __________________________________________________________________________ 78. Please fill in the blank in Paragraph 3. (within 2 words) ________________________________________________________________________ 79. The writer has got many lessons from the napkin notes, like ―to hang in‖. Please give another two examples. (each within 3 words) ________________________________________________________________________________ 80. Who has had great influence over the writer according to the passage? (within 2 words) ___________________________________________________________________________________ 写作(满分 30 分) 中国的传统节日春节越来越受到世界人民的关注。假如你是李华,应美国笔友 David 的要求写一封 130 词左右的邮件,介绍春节,内容需包含以下要点: 1.时间:农历正月初一 2.历史:4000 多年的传统; 3.习俗:扫尘、贴春联、守岁、看春晚、放爆竹、拜年· · · 4.食俗:饺子、年糕· · · 5.春节的意义。 生词:农历 lunar calendar; 春联 spring couplet; 春晚:Spring Festival Gala ______________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________


二、语法和词汇知识(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分)三、完形填空 (共 20 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 20 分) 36~40 BDACA 41~45 CBDBA 46~50 DABDB 51~55 DACBC 四、阅读理解 (共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 40 分)五、阅读表达(共 5 小题;第 76、77、78 题每小题 3 分,第 79 题 4 分, 第 80 题 2 分, 满分 15 分) else was more interesting. 77. When the writer went to kindergarten/school. / When the writer was 5. 78. napkin notes 79. (1) to be friendly (2) to share 80. The mother.


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