武汉二中 2015－2016 学年度上学期期中考试
考试时间：2015 年 11 月 6 日下午 2:00－4:00 试卷满分：150 分
第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分）
第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 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 三个选项中选出最 佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 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。 A. The novel. A. Chinese food. A. Vegetables.
1. Which book does the man suggest the woman borrow? B. The cook book. B. Japanese food. B. Flowers. C. The law book. C. American food. C. Fruits. 2. What is the man tired of? 3. What has the man grown in his garden? 4. Why doesn’t the man go out with his friends? A. He is busy in earning money. B. Things are expensive. C. He has no time. 5. How late is the woman? A. Over an hour. B. An hour. C. 45 minutes.
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分）
听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个 选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话或独白前，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 秒钟的做答时间。 每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. Why does the man make the phone call? A. To make an appointment. C. To offer some suggestions. 7. What wil l the man do afterwards? A. Find a house. C. Read some materials. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. Where are the speakers? A. At a meeting. 9. Who is in Toronto? A. Jim. B. Anne. C. Mary. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How long does the exhibition last in total? A. About one week. B. About three weeks. B. At a party. C. At a wedding. B. Hunt for a new job. B. To ask for some information.
C. About one month. 11. When is the gallery closed on weekends? A. At 3:00 pm. A. Old pictures. B. At 4:00 pm. C. At 5: 00 pm. 12. What does the man want to see? B. Modern paintings. C. Modern sculpture. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Fellow workers. C. Guide and tourist. 14. What does the man do? A. A teacher. A. Nepal. B. A doctor. B. France. C. A nurse. C. Switzerland. B. She doesn’t know Elizabeth Morath. 15. Where does the woman come from? 16. What do we know about the woman? A. She will go back next week. C. She came to the place for work. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至第 20 小题。 17. What is the speaker? A. A ticket seller. A. On a bus. A.$14. B. A bus conductor. B. At the airport. B.$15. C. A tour guide.
18. Where are the listeners probably? C. At a tourist spot. C.$25. B. At the St. Anthony’s Falls. 19. How much does a ticket cost a child above 14? 20. Where will the listeners have lunch? A. At the Nicolet Shopping Center. C. At the Waller Art Center.
第二部分 阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分）
第一节（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。
It is the day before the oldest one leaves for university. He has taken to wandering absent-mindedly through the house with a blank look and a sock in each hand. When my wife enters the room, she fixes me with a hard stare and mouths the words, “Talk to him.” She suggests a walk in the park, and the boy goes off in search of the socks he is already holding. The next morning, we put his boxes into the car. It’s going to be fine, my wife says, “and you can come home whenever you want.” “No, I can’t,” he says. “You’ve rented my room.” Unfortunately, this is true: my wife’s goddaughter is moving in almost immediately. “That’s temporary,” my wife says. “Your room is yours when you need it.” I hand over the spare key to his bike lock, which I have kept on my key chain for years. He attaches it to his keys. As we drive out of London, my wife chatter s nonstop to keep the mood light. When we pass
a billboard advertising mortgages that reads “Because a Place to Call Home MATTERS” alongside a picture of a dog, I realize I am very close to crying. On arrival, everything changes for the better. We pull up beside a white marquee, where happy students in Welcome T-shirts wait to greet us. The boy puts on the brave, smiling face of the urgently outgoing. The car must be moved as soon as We’ve unloaded. A man issues complex parking instructions. “You can handle that,” my wife says, tossing me the keys. “Wait,” I say. “You’re just going to leave me here?” My wife and son disappear into the tent. I have no choice but to get in the car and drive off into the unknown. I can’t stay where I am, and I can’t back up. 21. The writer’s wife advised him and the boy to have a walk to A. help their son relax C. look for the boy’s socks A. He loses his room forever. C. His brother sleeps in his room. A. important A. Sad but supportive. C. Doubtful and sad. B. comfortable . B. let the boy remember the park D. stop the writer from crying B. His room has been taken up. D. His mother has another goddaughter. . D. simple C. happy
22. What may happen if the son comes home from the college?
23. The underlined word “light” in Paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to 24. What’s the author ’s attitude to the boy’s leaving? B. Happy but disappointed. D. Satisf ied and supportive.
Hawking’s Five Easy Steps for Making Yourself a Genius As we all know, Stephen Hawking writes the book A Br ief History of Time that explains the origin of the universe. The book spent 147 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List and has sold 10 million copies. He is, most agree, very smart. In his recently published autobiography My Brief History, Hawking offers four life lessons on how to become a genius. 1) Don’t miss opportunities by being too cool “We showed an air of complete boredom and the feeling that nothing was worth making an effort for. One result of my illness has been to change all that. When you are faced with the possibility of an early death, it makes you realize that life is worth living and that there are lots of things you want to do.” Seize the moment, as Oxford would say. 2) Keep it simple When writing A Brief History of Time, he tried to make science understandable for the rest of us. “I was sure that nearly everyone is interested in how the universe operates, but most people cannot follow mathematical equatio ns (数学公式).” He has trouble with them, too. “This is partly because it is difficult for me to write them down, but mainly because I don’t have an inborn feeling for equation s. My aim in the book was to describe these mental images in words. It is such an easy book that everybody can understand it.” The moral: You don’t have to be a genius to know everything. 3 ) Have fun
Hawking has a long history of being a joker, and he has placed lots of bets with other scientists on the nature of black holes. One was with Cal-Tech scientist John Preskill. After paying off his bet by giving Preskill a baseball encyclopedia, Hawking wrote, “but maybe I should have just given him the ashes.” So lighten up! Geniuses like bad jokes too. 4) Always look for a silver lining ( even if you are seriously ill) Hawking’s disease has slowly robbed him of the ability to walk, move his arms, even speak. But, Hawking says, “in some ways I guess my disability has been an assist:I haven’t had to lecture or teach students, and I haven’t had to sit in meetings. So I have been able to devote myself completely to research.” In other words, Hawking was given lemons, and he made Champagne. 25. The passage tells us the facts about A Brief History of Time EXCEPT that A. it explained the origin of the universe B. it has sold 10 million copies up to now C. it spent 147 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List
D. it included Hawking’s four life lessons on how to become a genius 26. According to the passage, which of the following statements is guiding you to be a genius? A. Place lots of bets with your friends. B. Seize the moment to learn everything. C. Find something good even in bad situations. D. Get to know everything including math equations. 27. Hawking shows his viewpoint by A. making comparisons C. listing the numbers and equations . B. quoting a famous saying D. talking about his own experience
WANT to improve your life? Then do something awesome. According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, researchers have found that awe-inspiring experiences improve our prosocial (亲社会的) behaviors, making us more generous and more humble (谦恭的). Awe-inspiring experiences make us more empathetic, allowing us to recognize another person’s emotional expressions better and respond with concern. And they make us more willing to engage with trust and connect with others. What kind of experiences can be called “awe-inspiring”? The examples mentioned by the journal include scuba diving, witnessing the birth of a child, watching a meteor (流星) shower, and visiting a forest. A man said he found it awe-inspiring to work with homeless people and witness their courage and kindness. Awe is an emotional response to something very large, says the article, and it challenges and expands our way of seeing the world. Is the feeling of awe felt the same to all the people? No, the feeling of awe is felt differently by different individuals, and for different reasons. The deep blue ocean might inspire different feelings in a poet than in a fisherman, for example. According to an article in The Atlantic, a 2012 study form Stanford University investigated several aspects of awe and came to an interesting conclusion: the feeling of awe changes the way you think about time. The study says an awe-inspiring experience is a moment so overwhelming that time seems to stand still. When you look at or experience something awesome, like looking at a waterfall or a sky filled with stars, your mind is fixed on the present moment. Time seems to slow down, the
Stanford researchers concluded, making you feel like you have more of it to spare. this makes you feel more patient, less materialistic, and more willing to help others. Other researchers believe awe is powerful because it takes us out of our own heads. “Awe makes our individual identity less important and gets us to think about things bigger than ourselves,” Paul Piff, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, told The Wall Street Journal. Piff has found that many simple things in life inspire awe-listening to a piece of music you haven’t heard before, going on a nature hike, or going to a pop concert. All you need to do is start noticing and marveling at the world around you. （ ）28. Which of the following behaviors is the result of awe-inspiring experience? A. You can gain complete trust from people around. B. You will be proud after watching a meteor shower. C. You refuse to go diving for lack of courage. D. You will donate some money to charity. （ ）29. The underlined word “empathetic” in Para. 2 is closest in meaning to “ ”. A. rewarding B. understanding C. aggressive D. generous （ ）30. As to the awe-inspiring experience, which of the following does the writer agree with? A. It refers to the experience that arouses fear in our heart. B. Time will be still when we experience it. C. It make us feel small when faced with something very large and powerful. D. Different people feel almost the same when experiencing it. （ ）31. How is the passage mainly developed? A. By raising questions. B. By making comparisons. C. By giving examples. D. By making classifications.
Masterclasses-Researching your novel When it comes to fiction, research skills are as important as writing skills. Whatever your theme or setting is, research skills are invaluable resource for any writer. On this course, novelist Alex Preston will show you how to use various research sources to write convincing, powe rful stories. You’ll explore online horizons (见识) far beyond Wikipedia, and access vast resources of the un-Googleable. Course description Through a mix of talks and practical exercises, you’ll learn how to weave ( 编 排 ) professional-standard research into the fiction writing process to improve all aspects of your work. Topics include. ◆Resources for research—using the Internet, libraries and media to enrich your story ◆Backgrounds —how to use your research to make your story interesting ◆Shortcuts—how to research on a tight budget ◆Writing the past and the present—how to use detail to bring the world of your story to life ◆theories of research—from Laurent Binet to Hilary Mantel, looking at how the masters work ◆Practical exercises—a series of writing exercises designed to inspire and instruct This course is for you if ... ◆You are an experienced writer currently writing or planning a novel which requires more
research than you’ve previously undertaken ◆You are a new fiction writer struggling with building a convincing world ◆You are currently having plotting or structural problems with a novel Tutor profile Alex Preston is a prize-winning novelist and journalist. He appears regularly on BBC television and radio and writes for The Observer and GQ Magazine. Details Date: 9 May 2014 Times: 10 am-5 pm. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time. Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU Price: ●Early bird special ￡199 (limited in number) ●Regular price ￡229 (all prices include VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments) Event capacity (容量): 16 Tickets may be paid back if you contact us at least 7 days before the course start date. Book Now and join our Masterclasses ASAP! 32. If you want to make your story real and vivid, you should focus on “ A. Backgrounds C. Resources for research 33. The course is targeted at those who B. Practical exercises D. Writing the past and the present . ”.
A. are trying their best to work out ideal characters in a story B. are popular writers with several works completed C. write for famous magazines regularly D. lack enough persuasive writing skills 34. Which of the following is NOT true according to “Details”? A. Only less than twenty people can be admitted into the course. B. The favorable price includes lunch and desserts. C. Those who book in advance can get a 15% discount. D. The whole course lasts seven hours. 35. The advertisement suggests all the following EXCEPT that A. we can learn things that cannot be found on the Internet B. tickets can be returned one week after they’re ordered C. Alex Preston is an all-round man in the literary field D. the course combines theory with practice .
第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 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。 The Winner's Guide to Success How do successful people think? What helps them to make success? To find out the answers,
an American scholar recently visited some of the most successful people in America. Be responsible for yourself Sometimes you may want to blame others for your failure to get ahead. saying, "You have more control over my life than I do." Live life "on purpose" 37
Almost all successful people live life "on purpose"—they are doing what they believe they should and want to do. When you live your life on purpose, you'll try your best to do your job or study as well as you can. You love what you do and you can find pleasure in what you do. Write a plan It is very difficult trying to get what you want without a good plan. 38 A good plan is like a map to you. Without this "map", you may waste your time, money and also your energy; while with the "map" you'll enjoy the "trip" and get what you want in the shortest possible time. Be willing to pay the price Nothing great is easy to get. So you must be ready to work hard—even harder than you have ever done. If you are not willing to pay the price, you won't get anything valuable. Never give up 39 of hope. 40 Once an American writer was writing a novel. He could not have a good ending for his book until one night when he had a very good idea. He was so excited that he made a phone call to one of his best friends. "I've got a perfect idea," he said, "I'll put it down later and show it to you." But he never did, because he died that night. His book was left without a perfect ending. So remember, do what you can right away. Never delay at all. A. In fact, when you say someone or something outside of yourself is stopping you from making success, you're giving away your own power. B. It is just like trying to drive through strange roads to a city far away. C. Some people achieve success much later in life because they fail to realize earlier the importance of hard work. D. Here are some keys to success that they give. E. Make a decision F. It seems to us that everyone knows this. But it is easier said than done. G. Don't delay 36.
When you are doing something, you must tell yourself again and again: Giving up
is worse than failure because failure can be the mother of success, but giving up means the death
第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分）
第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
阅读下面短文，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（A、B、C、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。 Peter and Paul had a permission from their parent s to camp in a field close to their farm.
But, being adventurous boys, they know it would be more beyond the river. Excitedly, the boys Carrying their heavy 43 42
41 to camp in the woods that lay
with their tent and food. 44 before lunchtime. As
, the two brothers walked along the riverbank, hardly noticing
the distance or the sun beating down. They were eager to reach their wanted to 45 close to the river at the edge of the woods, 46
they entered the cool, shadowy woods, they began to search for a suitable camping spot. Peter Paul, who was older, insisted 48 . “This the tent , and settled down to to the river to catch some that they camp further away. 47 Peter followed his brother deeper into the
really is a wonderful setting!” said Paul in excitement. They 49 fish. “Are you sure that this is the right
eat the sandwiches they had made, then decided to find their way 50
51 ?” whispered Peter shakily. “I’m sure we passed 53 ,
that hollow tree just a while ago. ” Paul walked 52 silently. “Look, there it is again. We’re lost, aren’t we?” complained Peter. Paul had to admit that he didn’t know where they were. they were a long distance from where they were they had set up their camp. They set in 56 54 to be. They were not even 55 of where
for a few minutes until Peter had a bright idea. 58 some broken tree branches
“Why don’t we look for clues （线索） the way trackers(追踪者) 57 in the movies? We weren’t careful about how we walked, so I’m sure we would have left and leaves. ” Carefully, the boys 59 the marks that they had left, until finally they found their campsite. Hurriedly, they packed their belongings and set off 60 the direction of the river. What would their parents think of their adventure? 41. A. challenging 42. A. went round 43. A. fare 44. A. grassland 45. A. live 46. A. but 47. A. Unfortunately 48. A. woods 49. A. put off 50. A. forward 51. A. place 52. A. alone 53. A. After all 54. A. discovered 55. A. afraid 56. A. enjoyment 57. A. appear 58. A. behind 59. A. fetched 60. A. for B. surprising B. went back B. pack B. destination B. lie B. and B. Unwillingly B. farm B. put on B. near B. mark B. about B. At last B. encouraged B. sure B. satisfaction B. do B. out B. watched B. to C. annoying C. went away C. food C. field C. pace C. or C. Unfairly C. setting C. put down C. back C. way C. in C. Above all C. persuaded C. informed C. disappointment C. work C. aside C. followed C. at D. frightening D. went through D. storage D. valley D. stay D. so D. Uninterestingly D. camp D. put up D. further D. time D. on D. At first D. supposed D. reminded D. imagination D. behave D. amount D. collected D. in
注意事项： 用 0.5 毫米黑色笔迹的签字笔将答案写在答题卡上。写在本试卷上无效。
第二节（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5，满分 15 分）
阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（一个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Do you know how important cars are in people's life in the United States? he has a car.There are three reasons the most comfortable and The second reason is so expensive that it can not 63 64 66 62 61 a car, most people feel that they are poor. And even if a person is poor, he doesn't really feel poor when the car has become so popular in the United States. First of all, the country is a large one and Americans like to move around in it. The car provides (cheap) form of transportation. the United States has never really developed (use) often. 67 —the American spirit of 65 efficient
and inexpensive form of public transportation. Though there is a good system of air service , it is Now the third reason, and also the most important schedule 68 own time. The gas shortage 69 (cause) a big problem for Americans since 1975. The real 70 (solve) will have to be a new kind of car, one that does not use so much gas.
independence. Americans don't like to wait for a bus or a train. A car gives them the freedom to
第四部分 写作（共两节，满分 35 分）
第一节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分）
假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文， 请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。 文中共 有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（∧） ，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（\）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1.每处错误及其修改均限一词； 2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。
One day last month, a group of Chinese student arrived in Brisbane. I was one of them. After say goodbye to my dear parents at Beijing Airport, I started my long journey. That was my first journey abroad! How exciting I felt when I got on board. We left Shanghai to Hong Kong to change to another plane to Melbourne, second largest city in Australia. Form there we flew to Brisbane, that is the capital city of Queensland, Australia. We were exchange students and send to the country by their government to learn English in Brisbane for twelve months. From the first few lessons, we found the teachers there really worked hardly, and I am sure of everything will go
well in the next months.
第二节 书面表达（共 1 题；满分 25 分）
为了帮助中学生健康成长，某中学英文报开辟了“HEART－TO－HEART”专栏。假设你 是该栏目的编辑 Jamie，收到了一封署名为 Li Hua 的求助信。信中李华诉说了自己的烦恼： 他的室友王强丢了 iPad，因为当时在宿舍的只有他们两个，所以王强认为是他偷的。李华觉 得自己被冤枉了，很烦恼。请用英文给李华写一封回信。要点如下： 1. 表示理解并给予安慰； 2. 提出建议并说明理由。 注意：1. 词数 120 左右。 2. 信的开头与结尾已为你写好，不计入总词数。 Hi, Li Hua, I’m sorry to hear that you are in a bad mood.
I hope that my advice will be of some use to you. Yours, Jamie
武汉二中 2015－2016 学年度上学期期中考试
第一部分：听力 1—5 ACABA 6—10 BCBCC 11—15 BABAC 16—20 ACACA
第二部分：阅读理解 第一节 ：21－24 ABCA 第二节：DABFG 25－27 DCD 28－31 DBCA 32－35 DDCB
第三部分：英语知识运用 第一节：完型填空 41－45 ACBBD 56－60 CBACD 第二节：填词 61.Without 66.be used 62.why 67.one 63.cheapest 68.their 64.that 69.has caused 65.an 70.solution 46－50 ABADC 51－55 CDADB
第四部分：写作 第一节：短文改错 One day last month, a group of Chinese student arrived in Brisbane. I was one of them. After say
Students saying goodbye to my dear parents at Beijing Airport, I started my long journey. That was my first journey abroad! How exciting I felt when I got on board. We left Shanghai to Hong Kong to change to another excited for plane to Melbourne, /\ second largest city in Australia. Form there we flew to Brisbane, that is the the which capital city of Queensland, Australia. We were exchange students and send to the country by their sent our government to learn English in Brisbane for twelve months. From the first few lessons, we found the teachers there really worked hardly, and I am sure of everything will go well in the next months. hard that 或去掉 of 第二节：书面表达 Hi, Li Hua, I’m sorry to hear that you are in a bad mood. It’s not unusual in our daily life that we are misunderstood for something that we’re not involved in at all. But keeping up a calm mind and taking things as they are can make a big difference to us all. Here are some tips for you: Firstly, believe in yourself. As a famous motto goes, “You will enjoy a full view if you have an open mind.” So, don’t feel ashamed of yourself but hold your head high since you’ve done nothing wrong. Remember, time is the best proof and everything will turn out well. Secondly, talk with your teacher about it. He or she will help you out. Thirdly, write a letter to your roommate, telling him that you cherish your friendship and you need trust. After all, “A friend is easier lost than found.” I hope that my advice will be of some use to you. Yours, Jamie