华中师大一附中 2013 届高中毕业生 5 月模拟考试
第二部分: 词汇知识运用 第一节: 多项选择 (从 A,B,C,D 四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项) 21. It is common _________that a certain amount of regular exercise improves the health whether
or not exercise adds to the length of life. A. evidence B. experience C. Practice D. Ignorance 22. Things that contributes most to a sense of happiness cannot be bought, such as a good family life, friendship and work_________. A. promotion B .transfer C. acceleration D. admiration 23.Mike was waiting for his wife outside the delivery room in the hospital, __________nervously up and down. A.advancing B. Waiting C .reacting D .pacing 24. In the gallery an unusual painting __________ his attention. He was curious about who could create such a masterpiece. A.settled B. interrupted C. acquired D. arrested 25.Although well-packed, easily preserved and __________ the eye, many deep frozen food today taste just candle. A. Focusing on B .catering for C. appealing to D. catching at 26. The fried food, salty snacks and meats that are staple(主食) of the Western diet ____________about 30 percent of heart attack risk across the world. A.stand for B. account for C. leave for D. call for 27. It is easy to know that they are twins as they are often dressed _________in white sweaters. A. Alike B. Well C. altogether D. down 28.Indeed, pain is now considered the fifth ________sign, as important as pressure, temperature breathing rate and pulse in determining a person’s wellbeing. A.vital B. important C. obvious D. Available 29. The town is _______ now after yesterday’s protest and parade. Everybody returns to their normal work and life again. A. charming B. changeable C. calm D. foggy 30. Less sun exposure decreased outdoor activity is considered to be the cause of vitamin D inadequacy. A. in consequence of B. in exchange of C. in spite of D. in terms of 第二节：完形填空（20 小题：每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后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，并在答题卡上将选项涂黑。 I show great interest in dance, music and particularly big Braille(盲文) books. One night at a high school dance, a remark, not intended for my 31 , stabbed my youthful happiness: “That girl, what a pity she is blind.” Blind! That
32 word that implied everything dark, blank, rigid, and helpless. 33 I turned and called out, “Please don’t feel sorry for me. I’m having lots of fun”. But the fun was not to last. With the appearance of college, I was faced with the 34 of earning a living. Part-time teaching of piano and harmony and, upon graduation, occasional concerts and lectures, proved only partial sources of livelihood(生计). In terms of time and effort 35 , the financial pay was discouraging. This made me have self-doubt and 36 moods of disappointment. Adding to my 37 of loss was the repeated experience of seeing my sisters and friends go off to exciting dates. How 38 I was for my piano, where—through Chopin, Brahms, and Beethoven—I could mix my longing and angry energy with theirs and where I could 39 my frustration in the beauty and magnificence of their conceptions. Then one day, I met a girl, an army nurse, whose faith and stability were to 40 my whole life. As our acquaintance ripened into 41, she was aware of my depression. She said,” stop knocking on closed doors, 42, your beautiful music. I know your opportunity will come. You are trying too hard. Why don’t you relax, 43, have you ever tried praying? The idea was strange to me. It 44 too simple. Somehow, I had always held the viewpoint that, if you wanted 45 in this world, you have to go out and have it yourself. Yet, sincerity and hard work had rewarded me with only small returns, and I was willing to 46 anything. Experimentally, self-consciously, I developed the daily practice of a prayer. I said: show me the purpose which you set me to this world. Help me of use of myself and to humanity. In the years to follow the answer began to arrive, clear and satisfying 47 my most optimistic anticipation. One of the answers was Enchanted Hills, where my nurse friend and I have the 48 of seeing blind children come alive in god-out-of-doors. Others are the never-ending sources of pleasure and 50 . I have found in friendship, in great music, and, most important of all, in my growing belief that I draw closet to God, and through Him, to immortality. . 31.A .eyes B expression C. target D .ears 32.A. ugly B unique C. bright D. true 33.A. fortunately B grateful C. quickly D .extremely 34.A. problem B point C. shadow D. dilemma 35.A. evaluated B involved C spared D contradicted 36.A .dark B .rough C. joyful D. optional 37.A. idea B .sense C. confusion D. angle 38. A. anxious B. reliable C. desperate D. grateful 39. A. dissolve B. ignore C. occupy D. desire 40. A. adjust B. change C. reflect D. substitute 41. A. cooperation B. compromise C. competence D. friendship 42. A. Break away from B. Team up with C. Keep up D. Cast down 43. A. and B. so C. but D. as 44. A. proved B. made C. formed D. sounded
45. A. reform B. nothing C. music D. something 46. A. quit B. try C. accumulate D. approve 47. A. Life B. Fate C. God D. Friend 48. A. below B. beyond C. in D. beside 49. A. preference B. category C. privilege D. possibility 50. A. pain B. sacrifice C. comfort D. trouble 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 History tells us that the origin of Santa Claus begins in the 4th century with Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (an area in present day Turkey). One of the legends tells about that he acquired a fortune when his parents died. By nature, St. Nicholas was a generous and honest man, particularly devoted to children. He also cared deeply for the poor, bringing various gifts, money and other useful items to the houses of the poor. He did this at night, and in secrecy, so that no one knew, as he wanted no glory. There is one famous legend about Saint Nicolas. The story tells of Nicols hearing one day of three beautiful sisters who lived in a miserable hut.They could barely earn enough to keep themselves and their mother from starving to death. When Nicola heard of their hardship . He was very concerned and decided to do something to help them One night, when everyone was alsleep.Nicolas crept through the streets to the edge of town .Quietly he tiptoed up to the hut where the three sisters lived .He climbed onto the roof and dropped three bags of gold through the hole in the roof where the smoke from the fire came out.Now it so happened that the three sisters had washed their stockings before they went to bed. The stockings were hung by the fire to dry.When Nicolas dropped the gold through the smoke hole each bag of gold fell into a stocking The three sisters were overjoyed to find three bags of gold in their stockings when they woke up the next morning. Soon the story began to spread.Other people began to hang up stockings in the hope of finding stockings up by the chemney Eve. Over the years Saint Nicolas beame associted with Christmas. 51. Which of the following adjectives best describe Saint Nicolas’ character? A.Considerate B. Gifted C.Kind-hearted D. Badly-off 52.Why did Nicolas creep into the roof? A.To attract more public attention. B. To pay a visit to the three beautiful sisters. C. To help the sisters mend the chimney. D. To drop the gold without being noticed. 53. People began to hang up stockings on Christmas Eve hoping to_______. A. be blessed B. get gifts C. recall the past D. praise Saint Nicholas 54. Which of the following can be used as the title of this passage? A. A Golden Heart B. A Generous Bishop and Three sisters
C. The Legends of Saint Claus
D. The Tradition of Christmas
B My aunt died back in about 2003. She was eighty-four and so was my uncle. When she passed away he was extremely sad. They had been married for over 60 years. We expected him to pass on quickly after she died. He attended his church more frequently and his mourning was nearly unbearable to witness. His only daughter lived away across the country so he had only the rest of the extended family and church family to comfort him. One day he called my cousin who was living in Texas and told her that he reconnected with a lady from a church that he and my aunt went to forty years previously. She played piano and his church was looking for new music. Her husband had died about seven years previously. He said he just someone o go out to dinner with and spend time with. We were happy for them but had no idea how it would turn out, for they were both almost eighty-seven. The other fly in the ointment(药膏) was that they were both very busy people, still working! They were in their mid-eighties and both had their own family business. She worked for her son who took over the family business and he had his own business, The clash in their relationship came when they neither wanted to leave their respective churches. She went to her Baptist church she had attended many years and he went to his. They decided to remain friends but nothing more. He was broken-hearted, but felt that his religion was the only way. She did not want to leave her church and did not like the extreme of his. Before long they realized they did not want to be apart. They would find a new church together and marry. When he took her to a jewelry store and bought her a diamond, the employees were so impressed that they had a big write up in our own local paper, "The Truth for Valentine's Day." They prepared for their wedding . They moved the wedding date up because neither wanted to wait any longer to "be together," and it was not proper to "be together" without being married. They got married in her house, where they decided they would live. It was such a beautiful refreshing thing to see, two people who you would have thought had pretty much lived their lives, were beginning a new one together. I have never seen my ancle happier. 55.The author's uncle attended the church more frequently after his wife died because______ A. he had more free time B. he was sad and lonely C. his daughter could not come to see him as usual D. he would reconnect with a lady from the church 56. The underlined words "fly in the ointment" in the third paragraph mean______ A.imperfection B. opposition C. unclean soup D .regret 57. From the passage, we know the author______ A. was doubtful about the old man’s romance.
B. was in favor of his uncle’s new marriage. C. was worry about his uncle’s late love. D. was indifferent to his uncle’s crazy love. 58. what’s the passage mainly about? A. An old man who was devoted himself to the lifelong marriage. B. An old man struggle with the loneliness. C. The transformation from friendship to love. D. A wonderful love story between two aged persons.
C The phrase “American dream” generally refers to the hopes one has for his own well-being in America.It is not necessarily a selfish concept,because achieving the dream is assumed to make American strong.because the dream is held by individuals.there can be as many different dreams as there are people to have them.A new immigrant may dream of mastering the language, holding a steady job,and having his own apartment.A successful industrialist may dream of acquiring more companies. In the past, the most typical components of American dream for ordinary people are as follow. The first component is a piece of land where one can sustain himself and raise a family. Having the land has to go beyond more subsistence(生存、生计）.It must also provide for a profit and expansion.Most importantly,it must give your children better opportunities than you had. A final component is freedom of movement within your geographic area. In our agricultural age,freedom movement came with horse and wagon. We remain emotionally tied to our agricultural past. We replace the working farm of the American dream with a suburban house and an urban job. The horse that took our ancestors to town once a month for supplies is replaced by a couple of cars that take us several places every day. The essence of the American dream seems to me to be geographic space and physical freedom. One’s efforts allow one to succeed independently while providing an improved future for one’s children and making a contribution to the world that one can be proud of. The dream has its constants, but is ever-changing with the people and with the times. For young students today, the dream might include a very high-paying technology job from which one could retire at an early age and devote oneself to helping others. For middle-aged people today, the dream may include voluntary simplicity---a planned reduction in consumption with a potentially more satisfying lifestyle. 59.From the passage, we get to know that Americans generally think A. realizing one’s American dream makes what America is now B. new immigrants are the driving force to make America strong C. all the immigrants to America can finally realize their own D. people immigrate to America with American dream of exactly the same
content 60.In the past, ordinary people were eager for a piece of land mainly because A. they could depend on it to make a life and develop B. it could provide them with good life and freedom C. it could provide help to make good education available to their kids D. they could build houses on it and expand their business 61.In the writer’s eye, what is the constant theme of American dream? A. Personal well-being and freedom. B. Acquisition of a decent job to live on. C. Individual achievement and national prosperity. D. Admission to a key university. 62.What can be learnt from the last paragraph? A. All Americans dream the same dream in spite of age. B. People’s American dreams get mature as they are aging. C. The contents of American dreams are under constant change. D. Times changes but American dreams remain the same. D Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for lovers of chocolate. Americans are expected to spend more than one billion dollars on chocolates and other candies for their sweethearts this holiday. But the chocolate industry worries that prices for its sweets could rise in the year ahead. The industries are very aware that an everyday candy product needs to be an affordable treat. Americans buy more than eighteen billion dollars’ worth of chocolate each year. But keeping chocolate at prices that people can afford may be a challenge in their future. Demand is growing at an unexpected speed, especially in Asia. More people in Asia are developing a taste for chocolate and have more money to buy it. The chocolate industry worries that supply will not keep up with demand. Millions of poor farmers in West Africa grow about seventy percent of the world’s cocoa. Cocoa is the main ingredient in chocolate. Each farmer has just a few hectares (公顷) of land. And they don’t have a lot of additional funds. They may not have the management skills that are required to actually do a better job. These farmers often do not have the money to buy fertilizers that would increase their productivity. When the land stops producing, farmers just clear more lands. Mr.Ehai, a senior technical adviser, says economic forces are not the only problem facing cocoa farmers. Experts say pests and diseases destroy thirty to forty of the world’s cocoa crop each year. The chocolate industry needs farmers to produce more cocoa to meet the growing demands. Farmers need help to increase their productivity and lift themselves out of poverty, without destroying more rainforest. And West Africa governments want to help an industry worth eight billion dollars a year. Therefore, all sides are working together to seek solutions. For the first time, farmers, processors, chocolate companies, civil society are working to make sure that the cocoa economy in the world is
sustainable--- everybody chipping in to make it stay that way. 63. which is the main idea of this passage ? A. Cocoa farmers in Africa are facing a lot of problems. B. The demand for chocolate and sweets is growing rapidly. C. Producers decide to produce more and more chocolate products D. Chocolate industry faces pressure to keep chocolate affordable 64. What is the main reason for the conflict between the supply and demand of chocolate? A. Festival like Valentine’s Day promote the sales of chocolate B. Chocolate industry raises the prices of chocolate product C. The number of chocolate consumers increases dramatically D. Farmers in Africa produce less chocolate ingredient 65. Apart from trying to improving the productivity, the farmers also need to concern themselves with _______ A. fund raising B. farm management C. use of technology D. forest conservations 66. The underlined phrase in the last paragraph means________ A. supply B. contribute C. care D. sponsor E Microsoft Corp. just opened its flagship store on China’s largest online shopping mall, as the U.S. software giant tries to sell Window-based tablets (平板电脑) and smartphones to local consumers against fierce competition from Apple Inc products and devices. The new store inside Tmall, a business-to-consumer shopping site operated by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., sells the Surface, Microsoft first homegrown computing device released in late October, and Nokia Corp’s Lumia smartphones running the Windows Phone mobile operating system, among other products. The move is part of Microsoft’s attempt to broaden its direct consumer retail (零售) channels in China. In October, the company launched its Chinese online retail store, which is separated from its Tmall store. “We go where the customers are,” said Microsoft’s Shanghai-based spokesman Brandon Yoon. “Tmall is one of the primary destinations for consumers in China.” Alibaba is China’s biggest e-commerce company. Its Taobao and Tmall shopping sites have more than 500 million registered users, and transactions (交易) on those sites are responsible for a majority of parcels being delivered daily in China. Microsoft’s Tmall store comes after a slow start last year in the global market for the Surface and other devices powered by the new Windows 8 and RT operating systems. Despite Microsoft’s strength in the enterprise market, the rapid growth of mobile computing has altered the competitive landscape world-wide. In china, which has already overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest smartphone market, handsets (耳机) using Google’s Android operating system dominate, while Apple maintains its advantage in the high-end market, leaving little room for Windows-based phones.
Still, Mr. Yoon said thar Microsoft has been encouraged by consumer response to the Surface and other latest products in China, and that is one of the reasons the company is expanding its online retail sales channels through Tmall. In addition to Surface tablets, Lumia phones and Office software products currently sold on the Tmall store, Microsoft also plans to sell PCs and other Windows-based devices from its hardware partners at the online store. 67. Where did Microsoft Corp. just launch its flagship store? A. Alibaba B. Taobao C. Tmall D. Shanghai 68. Microsoft decided this move in order to_______. A. dominate the high-end computer market in China B.sell its products to more and more Chinese customers C. introduce latest products to the Chinese online market D. cooperate with China’s biggest online shopping mall 69. From the passage, we can safely conclude that_________. A. this flagship store is Microsoft’s first online store in China B. Tmall sells products from both Microsoft Corp. and Apple. Inc C. customers can only buy Microsoft devices in the flagship store D. Chinese customers respond well to Microsoft’s online products 70. In writing style this passage can be classified as _________. A. a news report B. an advertisement C. a book review D. a story 第四部分: 书面表达（共两节，满分 50 分） 第一节：完成句子（共 10 小题：每小题 2 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下列各小题，每题有一个不完整的英文句子，根据该句子的中文意思，用句 末括号内的英语单词完成此句，使其完整正确。 71.It is known to all that it is the hardships not the fun ___________________in a person.(bring) 众所周知，是困难而不是享乐能够使一个人最好的品质显露出来。 72.__________________the party, you might as well turn up to show your respect to the host. (feel) 不论你对那个聚会感到多么不情愿，你最好还是露个面以示你对主人的尊重。 73. He _____________________________us the big secret when someone in the back interrupted him.(point) 他正要告诉我们那个大秘密的时突然后面有个人打断了他。 74. It is reported ________________has been discovered by the scientists. (come) 据报道，病毒在哪里起源都已经被科学家发现。 75. _____________________some major faults in the machine, we had no choice but to redesign it.(exist) 机器存在一些大故障，我们不得不重新设计。 76. The new traffic rules require that drivers without two years` experience, __________________on the highway. (drive) 新的交通规则要求，没有两年驾驶经验的司机不能在高速上驾驶。 77. Every possible means _________________, but nothing can lead us out of our current confusion.(try) 所有可能的途径都已经被尝试了，但没有什么能够带我们走出当前的困惑。
78. Life consists of a series of stages___________________.(task) 生活由一系列的阶段组成，每个阶段你有不同的任务。 79. So________________________ by the magician that he held his breath. (fascinate) 男孩如此为魔术师着迷以至于屏住了呼吸。 80.Having decided to study abroad, I still have no idea_________________.(decide) 尽管已经决定要出国留学，我不知道应该选哪个专业。 第二节：短文写作（共 1 题；满分 30 分） 某校于近日举行了盛大的“成人典礼” 。假设你是该校高三学生，刚参加了 此次活动。请根据以下三幅图的先后顺序，为《中学生英语》写一篇英语短文， 简单介绍这次活动，以及自己的感想。短文的开头已经为你写好。
注意：①除诗歌外，文体不限； ②文中不得透露个人姓名和学校名称； ③词数为 120 左右。
At the Threshold of “Adult Door” Today we attended the school-held grand ceremony for ADULTS DAY.________
华中师大一附中 2013 届高中毕业生 5 月模拟考试 英语试题参考答案 Keys for reference: 第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 1-5 CBACC 6-10 ACBBA 11-15 CCABC 16-20 BABBC 第二部分：词汇知识运用（共两节，满分 30 分） 21-25 BADDC 26-30 BAACA 第二节：完形填空（20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 31-35 DACAB 36-40 ABDAB 41-45 DCADD 46-50 BCBCC 第三部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 51-54 CDBC 55-58 BABD 59-62 AAAC 63-66 DCDB 67-70 CBDA 第四部分：书面表达（共两节，满分 50 分） 第一节：完成句子 71. that bring out the best qualities(/quality/ virtue(s)/ character(s)) (注：填 brings 扣 0.5 分) 72. However reluctant/ unwilling you (may) feel about (/ No matter how…/ reluctant you feel to go to 73. was on the point of telling (注：填 is 扣 0.5 分) 74. that where the virus came from (注：无 that 此题不得分) 75. There existing/ As there existed 76. (should) not drive 77. has (already) been tired (out) 78. in which/ where/ when you have/ are faced with/ face different tasks 79. fascinated was the boy 80. which major I should/ am supposed to decide on (注：没填 on，扣 0.5 分) 第二节：短文写作（共 1 题；满分 30 分） Versions for the reference: Today we attended the school-held grand ceremony for ADULTS DAY. In the ceremony, the school headmaster conveyed to us all the teachers’ congratulation on our being grown-ups, reminded us of the coming responsibilities and expressed their sincere hope for our future. We got really thrilled when a student delivered a speech on behalf of us. His speech and the ceremony really set me thinking deeply. I couldn’t help recalling the three years’ life in the school, thinking of the hard time we put into the study, thinking about the friendship we developed with the fellow classmates, thinking about the teachers’ timely help, thinking of the happy experience in overcoming the challenges on our way to becoming mature, and thinking of how much we owe to the school and all the people accompanying us growing up. Now I am fully aware of my responsibilities to my family, to the school and the nation as well. I firmly swear I’ll devote all myself to the people I love and to the nation I owe much to.