江苏省盐城中学 2013—2014 学年度第一学期期中考试
试卷说明：本场考试时间 120 分钟，总分 150 分。
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第二部分 英语知识运用 (共两节 , 满分 55 分 ) 第一节 单项填空 (共 25 小题, 每小题 1 分, 满分 25 分) 21. October 22 might be on
e of _________ busiest days for China’s Foreign Ministry as three prime ministers of ________ neighboring countries -- Russia, Mongolia and India -- started their visits to China on the same day. A. the, the B. the, / C. a, the D. a, / 22. Lydia doesn’ t feel like __________ in the north as she is a little bit homesick. A. study B. studying C. studied D. to study 23. -- The committee hasn’ t approved __________ of the plans. -- Yes, you see only one is enough. A. neither B. both C. either D. each 24. With his money _________, he could not go home and had to lie on the street. A. using up B. missed C. running out D. run out 25. Mother was always a bit __________ if we failed to arrive home on time especially on weekends. A. curious B. anxious C. conscious D. eager 26. All of us are busy going over our lessons, as the Mid-term exam is _________. A. along the way B. in the way C. on the way D. by the way 27. He is not selfish at all; instead he is always _________ to help others in trouble. A. possible B. likely C. probable D. willing 28. ___________ the man who lost the purse, Mike had to stay there longer. A. Not finding B. Not found C. Not having found D. Having not found
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29. With the ___________ of making a fortune, many Chinese came to Australia in the 19 th century to wash sand for gold. A. courage B. intention C. approach 30. The rain was heavy and _________ the land was flooded. A. consequently B. environmentally C. previously D. right D. severely
31. Boys in early adolescence are not _________ to the cinema because the film is not suitable for them. A. permitted B. accepted C. admitted D. forbidden 32. Had she __________ her promise, she would have made it at Beijing University. A. looked up to B. lived up to C. kept pace with D. come up with 33. It is quite impossibl e that it will rain tomorrow. But if it __________, I would still go to school by bike. A. should rain B. would rain C. rains D. had rained 34. _________ are the days when teachers punished students for minor offenses, being late for school, for example. A. Gone B. Go C. To go D. Going
35. In the lecture, little Tom kept silent all the time unless _________ to express his opinion. A. he invited B. he is invited C. invited D. being invited 36. He deserves to gain a high score in the coming exam, as he _________ preparations for it. A. is making B. will be making C. made D. has been making
37. A small plane crashed into a hillside five miles east of the city, _________ all the four people on board. A. killed B. killing C. having killed D. to kill 38. -- There will be a __________ TV broadcast of the singing competition “ The Voice of China ” tonight. -- That’s great. I adore all of the singers. A. lively B. living C. live D. alive 39. After a long discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the plan, they finally __________ a conclusion __________ it is relatively practical. A. came up, that B. came into, / C. came over, / D. came to, that 40. Your birthday is drawing near. What present _________ for you? A. you expect your mother has got B. you expect has your mother got C. do you expect your mother has got D. do you expect has your mother got 41. The boy’s bad behavior at school __________ his mother many sleepless nights. A. cost B. made C. caused D. led to 42. – Are you still thinking about yesterday’s football match against Class 25? -- Oh, that ’s _________. A. what makes me feel upset C. how I feel upset about it B. whatever I feel upset about D. when I feel upset
43. In the play, the servant bursts in, next to the queen, ___________. A. empty-handed B. looks worried C. looking puzzling D. to his puzzlement 44. In war, the Red Cross is supposed to offer help _________ there is human suffering. A. whoever B. however C. whatever D. whenever 45. – My friend Jack said something bad behind my back, and I feel a bit sad. -- Well, don’t take it seriously; you know, there is a saying that goes “__________”. A. A good tongue is a good weapon. B. A friend without faults will never be found. C. A friend is never known till a man has need. D. A good book is a light to the soul. 第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分, 满分 30 分）
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阅读下面短文, 掌握其大意, 从短文后所给的四个选项（A、B 、C 和 D）中, 选出可以填入空白 处的最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Half a year before graduation from college, my son began to seek a job. 46 the financial crisis, fewer companies would like to 47 new staff. My son targeted a company that was 48 to employ only one person 49 there were more than 20 people filing their resumes ﹙简历﹚. After the interview, there would only be 3 who could enter the final round, which would later 50 one person to be employed. Everything seemed to go quite 51 and my son passed the first round and entered the final round in a week. On the day of the final interview, my son and the 52 two candidates （候选人）arrived at the interview place on time, 53 the test. The interview was unbelievably 54 . The interviewer only said to them, “All of you are very super. Please go home and wait for our 55 . We will tell you the 56 in 3 days. Good luck to all of you” On the morning of the third day, my son received a text from the company shortly after breakfast that he was not employed. We all felt very 57 . In nightfall that day, my son suddenly told me 58 on phone, “Dad, I have been employed!” Greatly surprised, I could not wait to ask him, “What’s the whole 59 ?” My son told me that he received another text saying that he was employed. Actually the first text sent to my son was also 60 of the test in the
interview. Three men received the same text this morning and only my son’s the others said “Goodbye”.
61 was “Thank you” while
Only then did I know that my son’s hope 62 in that way. That is, when you feel disappointed, do not 63 to say “Thank you” to the one who disappoints you. Saying “Thank you” shows respect for others’ work and shows your great 64 . Therefore, while under the same condition, you will get the upper hand in terms of 65 compared with others! 46. A. Due to B. As to C. By way of D. Thanks to 47. A. promote B. train C. discover D. employ 48. A. encouraged 49. A. since 50. A. decide 51. A. slowly 52. A. other 53. A. watching over 54. A. formal 55. A. advertisement 56. A. choice 57. A. annoyed 58. A. doubtfully 59. A. opinion 60. A. middle 61. A. reply 62. A. came 63. A. expect 64. A. curiosity 65. A. abilities B. allowed B. while B. attract B. secretly B. another B. waiting for B. funny B. order B. result B. puzzled B. calmly B. matter B. ending B. way B. grew B. regret B. unselfishness B. opportunities C. intended C. because C. meet C. smoothly C. others C. thinking about C. simple C. notice C. mark C. shocked C. excitedly C. attitude C. course C. problem C. changed C. dislike C. honor C. faults D. supposed D. if D. represent D. silently D. either D. looking into D. strange D. suggestion D. idea D. disappointed D. worriedly D. tip D. part D. question D. advised D. forget D. humor D. shortcomings
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 Tears came into this mother’s eyes when she talked about waking up her son. Every morning, her ten-year-old boy puts up one finger with his eyes still closed, begging for one more minute to sleep. Why is he so sleepy? Because, like thousands of student “early birds” in China, he has to get up before 6 a.m. every morning. School students usually need eight to ten hours’ sleep a night. But in Shanghai, it’s reported that 90% of the students do not get enough sleep. And studies show that without a good night’s sleep, students seem to be weaker than they should be. Many become near-sighted as a result. Li Ming, a student at Qinghua High School, said that he usually goes to bed after 11 p.m. But when he has exams coming up, he can stay up as late as midnight. This “night bird” lifestyle has made many students nod off in class. Li Ming said that it is during afternoon classes that he feel most sleepy. “My parents are usually happy to see me studying so late,” he said. “They think I work very hard and they make me cups of coffee.” However, not all parents a re happy about this. “My daughter gets up so early. She looks tired and it really hurts me.” said one of the parents. Why don’t so many students get enough sleep? Now many members of society began to think about it.
66. Why did the ten-year-old boy’s mother talk about waking up her son with tears in her eyes? A. Because her son’s lack of sleep hurt her but she had to wake him up. B. Because her son wasn’t good at lessons. C. Because she thought her son was too lazy. D. Because her son was badly ill. 67. Which is NOT the result of lack of sleep? A. The bo dy’s weakness. C. Near-sighted eyes.
B. Nodding off in class. D. Poor academic developments.
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68. How does Li Ming’s mother feel to see him studying late? A. Sorry. B. Worried. C. Not unhappy. 69. Which one is True according to the passage? A. All the parents hope their children stay up. B. No students complain about their lack of sleep.
C. Most students watch TV or play computer games deep into night. D. Some parents are worried about the fact that most of the students don’t have enough sleep. B We are looking for energetic volunteers who might be willing to volunteer their time. It’s a great way to build your volunteer experience, get involved in your community, meet new people and show your pride. Computer Teacher The computer teacher will be responsible for teaching older adults computer skills, including basic skills such as turning on computer or more media skills such as setting up email. This position requires patience, dedication and long hours on your feet. Computer skills needed. Ask Mandy, 01313377227. Meals on Wheels Do you have time in your schedule to make a difference in the lives of seniors in your community? Meals on Wheels drivers deliver nutritious lunchtime meals to homebound seniors on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our aim is to help seniors who are unable to go out themselves due to age or disability. A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is required. Call Lucy, （781）2727177. Tree Nursery Volunteer Tasks are different according to season, but may include: collecting tree seeds from ancient woodland, preparing seeds for sowing, planting trees and tree aftercare. Some of the work is physical and outdoors, others such as seed preparation can be done indoors. No experience is necessary, but a knowledge or interest in botany would certainly be helpful. Ask Amrita, 07748623073. Photography Volunteer If you have a talent for photography, this may be the role for you. We need someone who can take great photos for posters and websites. We especially need photos of our events and volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience. You’ll also gain the satisfaction of seeing your work being displayed on the National Trust website and in literature. Ask Sarah, 01248600954. 70. If you are interested in teaching, who can you get in touch with? A. Mandy. B. Lucy. C. Amrita. 71. What do Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver for the seniors? A. Breakfast. B. Lunch. C. Supper. D. Snack. 72. Which kind of voluntary work doesn’t require special experience or skills? A. Computer Teacher. C. Tree Nursery Volunteer. B. Meals on Wheels. D. Photography Volunteer. D. Sarah.
C Reading is the key to success in all school subjects. With a bit of creativity, you can help your child enjoy reading more, and encourage him to do more! Buy or borrow a lot of “fun” books. Choose books that are slightly below his level of reading ability. Don’t forget what your child likes to do when choosing books for him. Don’t comment about the books. Simply leave the books lying on the table where your child is sure to see them. Computer games are not as harmful as most parents usually think them to be. Instead, you should take advantage of your child’s love of computer games to purchase those that require a lot of reading and avoid those that are simply computerized video games. Buy your child a bedside reading lamp, or a tiny book light. Tell him that from now on, he must be in bed by a specific time (say 8:30) and that he can either sleep or read. Most kids will do anything else rather than go to sleep, so there’s a chance you’ll create a new bedtime reading habit. Many children will read when they are sitting alone having a snack, or when they have a few minutes of unplanned free time. Put a box of books and magazines near the kitchen table so that reading material is accessible. Often, once children learn to read independently, parents stop reading to them. This change of routine causes great sadness to a child who has come to love falling asleep as you read. Even a teenager will enjoy being read to if you pick books that interest him. Select books together, and make sure they’re ones you enjoy as well, so your enjoyment will come through as you read to them. 73. In order to make children become interested in reading, what should parents do? A. Tell them what they can learn from these books. B. Choose books based on their interest. C. Choose the easiest books for them to read. D. Always read books together with them. 74. Which of the following is NOT what parents are advised to do? A. Reduce children’s sleeping time. B. Read to children when possible. C. Have reading material available. D. Pick the right computer games. 75. What attitude do most parents hold towards children playing computer games? A. Supportive. B. Negative. C. Neutral. 76. What’s the main purpose of the passage? A. To help children succeed in school subjects. B. To give parents advice on how to educate children. C. To remind parents of the importance of reading. D. To teach parents how to encourage children to read. D Each time I see a balloon, my mind flies back to a memory of when I was a six-year-old girl. It was a rainy Sunday and my father had recently died. I asked my mom if Dad had gone to heaven. “Yes, honey. Of course.” she said. “Can we write him a letter?” She paused, the longest pause of my short life, and answered, “Yes.” My heart jumped. “How? Does the mailman go there?” I asked. “No, but I have an idea.” Mom drove to a party store and returned with a red balloon. I asked her what it was for. “Just wait, honey. You’ll see.” Mom told me to write my letter. Eagerly, I got my favori te pen, and D. Doubtful.
poured out my six-year-old heart in the form of blue ink. I wrote about my day, what I learned at school, how Mom was doing, and even about what happened in a story I had read. For a few minutes it was as if Dad were still alive. I gave the letter to Mom. She read it over, and a smile crossed her face. She made a hole in the corner of the letter where she looped ( 缠绕) the balloon string. We went outside and she gave me the balloon. It was still raining. “Okay, on the count of three, let go. One, two, three.” The balloon, carrying my letter, darted upward against the rain. We watched until it was swallowed by the mass of clouds. Later I realized, like the balloon, that Dad had never let his sickness get him down. He was strong. No matter what he suffered, he’d persevere, dart up, and finally transcend this cold world and his sick body. He rose into sky and became something beautiful. I watched until the balloon disappeared into the gray and white and I prayed that his strength was hereditary. I prayed to be a balloon. 77. What does the underlined sentence imply? A. When the girl asked if they could write to her father, her mother felt it hard to answer. B. When the girl asked if they could write to her father, her mother thought her a creative girl. C. When the girl asked if they could write to her father, her mother believed it easy to do so. D. When the girl asked if they could write to her father, her mother found it easy to lie. 78. When the girl was told that she could send a letter to her father, she _________. A. jumped with surprise B. became excited C. didn’t know how to write D . was worried that it couldn’t be delivered 79. In the eyes of the author, what was the rain like? A. An incurable disease. B. An unforgettable memory. C. The hard time her father had. D. The failures her father experienced. 80. What would be the best title for the passage? A. An unforgettable experience. C. Fly to paradise. B. The strong red balloon. D. A great father.
第Ⅱ卷( 非选择题 共 45 分 )
第四部分 任务型阅读 (共 10 小题 , 每小题 1 分 , 共 10 分 ) 认真阅读下列短文, 并根据所读内容在文章后表格中填入最恰当的单词。注意：每空一词。 Getting married can be one of the happiest moments in a person’s life. Throughout the world, weddings are very important events. Let’s look at some interesting wedding customs from different countries. For African Americans, it is tradition for the married couple to jump over a broom covered with flowers. This represents the beginning of family life. It is interesting to note that African slaves who were brought to the USA started this tradition. African American couples were not allowed to have a legal marriage, so instead they had a ceremony where the bride and groom jumped over a broom “ into marriage”. Making jokes about the bride and groom is a wedding tradition in both France and Germany. In France, this includes making loud noises with pots; in Germany, wedding guests break dishes. Weddings in Germany often last for three days. On Thursday, there is a simple ceremony at a government office noting the official marriage of the couple. Then the couple will have a dinner with family and close friends. On Friday, there is a party. This is when guests break dishes to represent the start of a new life. Then on Sunday, there is a ceremony in a church. In Greece and Italy, people eat special kinds of sweets at the wedding. Both Greece and Italy also have their own special wedding dances, which all of the guests enjoy.
In Russia, couples tie a doll to their wedding car if they want to have a daughter, or a toy bear if they want to have a son. In England, it is tradition for the little girls to throw flowers on the ground on the way to the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom walk on these flowers. This represents the hope that the couples will follow the path that leads to a happy life. ·Getting married can be 81. __________ than any other moment in a person ’s life. ·Interesting wedding customs differ 82. _________ country to country. Countries/ People Wedding Customs ·Married couple jump over a broom covered with flowers, which 83. _________ African Americans the beginning of family life. ·In the past, African American couples were 84. __________ to get married legally. France Germany The Greek and the 87. __________ Russia The English and ·Make jokes about the bride and groom. ·In Germany, wedding guests get di shes 85. __________. ·A German wedding often 86. _________ three days. · Either Greece 88. _________ Italy has its own special wedding dances, which all of the guests enjoy. ·If couples want to have a daughter, they will have a doll 89. _________ to their wedding car. ·The bride and groom walk on the flowers thrown by little girls. It represents the hope of 90. __________ the path leading to a happy life.
第五部分 单词拼写 (共 10 小题 , 每小题 1 分 , 共 10 分 ) 91. He is in good shape as a result of the ____________ （多样性）in the diet with different nutrition. 92. The article was carefully ___________ （润色）and checked before handed in. 93. I feel ____________（背叛）by my friend Hannah, because she hasn’ t kept her promise that she will not tell others about my failure in math. 94. The well-known master of crosstalk has been teaching this unique art form to ____________ （外国人） since 1989. 95. Though she is in hospital, suffering his broken leg, she remains in good ___________ （心情好）. 96. Unlike some teachers who are quiet and serious, Mr Guo has a sense of h__________, and is well-received by his students. 97. We were such good friends that we are to share joys and s__________. 98. Mr Qian Liwei is a business development c____________, to whom we can turn if we have any questions. 99. The water and soil conservation project results in farmers r___________ their crops with trees and grass. 100. While human cloning is causing a lot of a___________, it is good news for women who can’ t have a baby. 第六部分 书面表达 （共 25 分） 我校一年一度的“校园文化艺术节”将在 12 月份举行。最近我班同学就高二学生是否要参加校
园文化艺术节有不同看法。请你根据下面提示用英语写一篇短文，介绍相关情况并发表自己的观点。 大部分同学赞成： 1. 因学习紧张，压力大，校园文化艺术节可以丰富课余生活，缓解学习压力； 2. 可以加深同学之间的了解，同时培养我们学生的各个方面的能力； 3. 可以展示自我，赢得尊重。 少部分同学反对： 1. 排练浪费时间，也浪费金钱；艺术节时间跨度长达一个月，影响学业； 2. 有些同学太专注活动，学习的精力分散了； 3. 节日期间，有些同学穿着、行为不符合中学生标准。 你的观点：?? 注意： 1. 文章的开头已经给出； 2. 字数 150 字左右（不包括已给的起始句） 3. 参考词汇：丰富: enrich (v.), 缓解: relieve (v.), 排练: rehearse (v.) Some of us Senior Two students have held a discussion about whether it is necessary to take part in the coming “Campus Culture & Art Festival” in December. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ______ ____________________________________________________________________________ ______ ____________________________________________________________________________ ______ ____________________________________________________________________________ ______ ___________________________________________________________________________ ______
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江苏省盐城中学 2013—2014 学年度第一学期期中考试
听力： (1’*20) 1—20: CBBAC 单选：(1 ’*25) 21—45：BBBCB
完型： (1.5’*20) 46—65：ADCBA
阅读： (2’*15) 66—69: ADCD 70—72: A BC 73—76: BABD 77—80: ABCB
任务型阅读： (1’*10) 81. happier 82. from 86. lasts
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83. represents 88. or
84. forbidden 89. tied
85. broken 90. following
单词拼写 : (1’ *10) 91. variety 96. humor 92. polished 97. sorrows 93. betrayed 98. consultant 94. foreigners 99. replacing 95. spirits 100. anxiety
书面表达 (25’ *1) Some of us Senior Two students have held a discussion about whether it is necessary to take part in the coming “Campus Culture & Art Festival” in December. The majority are in favor of the activity where they can relieve some study pressure from their parents, teachers and themselves. Not only can the festival make the school life colorful, but in it they can know more about each other. At the same time, some students can develop more interest and improve their abilities. What’s more, some can display themselves and earn respect. However, a small part of them hold a different view. Firstly, they think that it will take them a lot of time to rehearse, which lasts nearly a whole month and affects their academic study. And the festival will cost them money. Secondly, some are too devoted to activities to concentrate on studies. Last but not least, some even dress and behave strangely, which is obviously against the school rules. Personally, I think it is good to participate in the festival. I can always enjoy myself and get relaxed in activities. But we should try to, with less money, attract more students to join in the festival.