苏州实验中学 2005 第一学期期中考试试题
高 一 英 语
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) 请听下面 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. What will the man have for breakfast? A. Eggs. B. Bread. C. Coffee.
2. Why does Tom visit Tracy?. A．He wants to say sorry to Tracy. B. He wants to borrow some milk from Tracy. C. He wants to help Tracy cook the meal. 3. Why doesn’t Sam eat his cake? A. He doesn’t like it. mouth. 4. What time should the two speakers arrive at Jim’s house? A. At least before 4:45. 5. Where is the man now? A. In the street. B. At a bus stop. C. In a bus. B. At least before 5:00. C. Before 5:30. B. He has a toothache. C. He has trouble opening his
第二节(共 15 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分) 请听下面 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，每个小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两 遍。 请听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 8 题。 6．What is the woman interested in seeing?
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A. An opera.
B. A Broadway play.
C. An exhibition of painting.
7. Who gave New York its nickname? A. Artists. B. Grocers. C. Musicians.
8. What is The Big Apple? A. It’s another name of New York. C. It’s the name of a concert hall. 请听第 7 段材料，回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. What time was the old lady probably killed yesterday? A. At 10:00 B. At 20:00. C. At 22:00. B. It’s really a big apple.
10. Who was the suspect(嫌疑犯) most probably? A. The man. B. An old man. C. An old woman.
11. What did the killer most probably use to kill the old lady? A. A knife. B. A handgun. C. A stone.
请听第 8 段材料，回答第 12 至 14 题。 12. What will Sam do tomorrow? A. Nothing. game. 13. What kind of football game will the two speakers watch? A. American. B. African. C. Soccer. B. Come to the woman’s house. C. Watch a football
14. Which of the following is TRUE? A. Not all the balls are round in the USA. B. All the balls in the USA are round.
C. There are twelve players in an American football team. 请听第 9 段材料，回答第 15 至 17 题。 15. Why does the woman want to talk to the man? A. She is interested in foreigners. B. She plans to write something about the evening school. C. She wants to teach English better. 16. When does the conversation most probably take place? A. In the morning. B. In the afternoon..
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C. In the evening.
17. What is the man going to do after the conversation? A. See his wife. B. Have classes. C. Talk to some Americans.
请听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. How many people are there in Mr Green’s family? A. Two. 19. What are B. Three. C. Four.
Mr Green’s family going to do in China? B. Visit and learn some Chinese.
A. Work and learn some Chinese. C. Visit and make some friends. 20. Has Mr Green been to China before? A. No, never. B. Yes, perhaps twice.
C. Yes, but only once.
第二部分：英语知识运用(共三节，满分 85 分)
一．单项选择(共 15 题，每题 1 分，满分 15 分)
) 21. A great-grandmother of mine, who was _____ friend of Gibbon, lived to _____age of ninety-two.
A. a, an B. the ,the C. a, the D. the, an
) 22. After eighty, she found she had _____ to sleep, so she spent the hours from midnight to 3 a.m in reading popular science. A. some difficulties in getting C. some troubles to get B. some trouble in getting D. any difficulty to get
) 23. As regards health, I have nothing _____ to say since I have ________ of illness. A. useful, few experiences C. to use, some experience B. use, little experience D. useful, little experience
) 24. I think that a successful old age is easiest for those ______ have strong
interests in appropriate activities.
A. that ( B. who C. which D. they
) 25. You may find that your life will be empty _______ you concern(关心) yourself with your children and grandchildren. A. if B. when C. unless D. though
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) 26. ____ the girls are into football nowadays. A. A great deal of many B. The number of C. A good many of D. A great
) 27. Would you like to ____ the cause of the fire? A. explain to us B. tell us what C. talk us why D. say us how
) 28. ----“Tom likes swimming but he doesn’t like to swim today.” ----“_______” A. So do I B. Me, too C. Nor do I D. It’s the same with me
) 29. ---- “ Do you mind my smoking here?” ----“________” A. No, I don’t mind. please. B. Yes, do as you like. C. Yes, I would. D. Yes
) 30. ----“Where is your father? ” ----“He ____ Beijing for a week.” A. has gone off to B. has left for C. has been off to D. has set off for
) 31. ----I was _____ to do my homework ______ the telephone rang. A. about, then B. about, when C. just, at that time D. going, suddenly
) 32. “Which subject do you like best, Tom?” The teacher asked Tom which subject_____. A. did you like best B. did he like best C. he likes best D. he liked best
) 33. I don’t think he _____ what happens to his family. A. takes care B. cares about C. cared of D. was careful
) 34. He feels quite _____ sometimes. Because he lives _____ in a ______ village. A. lonely, alone, lonely C. alone, lonely, small B. lonely, lonely, remote D. hopeless, lonely, alone
) 35. Mary began to practise ______ the piano everyday when she was in her _____. A. to play, twenty twenties B. playing, twenty C. playing, twenties D. to play,
二．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，然后从 61-80 各题所给的四个选项中选出最佳答案。 The woman’s college had a very small car-park, and 36 several of the teachers and
students, and many of the students’ boy friends had cars, it was often difficult to find a place to 37 . The head of the college, ___38___ name was Miss Baker, therefore had a special place 40___ ,
in the car-park for her __39__ car. There were white lines round it, and it had a notice “Place for Head of College.”
One evening, however, when Miss Baker got back to the college a few minutes __41__ the
time__42__ which all students had to be in, she found __43__ car in her __44__ . There were two people in it, one of her girl students and a young man. Miss Baker knew that the young man would have to _45_ very soon, so she __46__ to ask him to move his car a bit, so that she could park _47__ __48__before going to bed.
As the young man’s car was close to the railing(栅栏), Miss Baker had to drive up beside it on the other side, __49__ the girl was sitting. She __50__ came up on this side, __51___ her own window and tapped her horn lightly to __52__ attention to the fact that she was there. The girl, who had her head on the boy’s shoulder, __53__ in surprise, she was __54__ more surprised when she __55__ Miss Baker say, “Excuse me, but may I change places with you?” 36. A. for 37. A. stop 38. A. with 39. A. own 40. A. said 41. A. before 42. A. at 43. A. her 44. A. parking place B. as B. drive B. which B. students’ B. telling B. in B. by B. little C. with C. stay C. whose C. teachers’ C. saying C. on C. till C. other D. to D. park D. her D. herself D. speaking D. just D. through D. another D. garden
in the proper place for the
B. schoolyard C. house
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45. A. run 46. A. was 47. A. his 48. A. rest 49. A. where 50. A. so 51. A. broke 52. A. draw 53. A. looked out 54. A. further 55. A. saw
B. leave B. was asking B. hers B. day B. because B. therefore B. looked at B. pay
C. would begin D. decided C. there C. night C. though C. also C. opened C. pay for D. where D. lesson D. even if D. maybe D. closed D. be
B. looked around C. looked down D. looked ahead B. much B. made C. far C. heard D. even D. let
三．阅读理解(共 20 题，每题 2 分，满分 40 分) A People living in different countries made different kinds of words. Today there are about fifteen hundred languages in the world. Each contains (包括) many thousands of words. But we do not need all these. To read short stories, you need to know only about two thousand words. Before you leave school, you will learn only one thousand more. The words you know are called your vocabulary(词汇). You should try to make your vocabulary bigger. Read as many books as you can. There are plenty of books written in easy English for you to read. You will enjoy then. When you meet a new word, find it in your dictionary . Your dictionary is your most useful book. Choose the correct answer. ( ) 56. The number of different languages spoken is about_______. A. 150 ( B. 1500 C. 500 D. 15000
) 57. Before you leave your school, you’ll learn _____. A. only about two thousand words C. three or four thousand words B. five hundred thousand words D. only one thousand more
) 58. Each language usually contains ______. A. two thousand words B. hundreds of words
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C. different kinds of words (
D. many thousands of words
) 59. To make your vocabulary bigger, you must ______. A. read as many books as possible C. buy plenty of books B. get as many dictionaries as you can D. have a very large English dictionary
) 60. You will enjoy ______. A. your vocabulary C. your dictionary B. the books written in easy English D. finding new words in a dictionary B Do you have bright ideas? Ideas or inventions that change society or, at least, make life easier
for somebody? Perhaps we all do sometimes, but we don’t often make the idea a reality. Recently, in Britain, there was a competition called British Designers for Tomorrow. The competition encourages young people to carry out their bright ideas. There were two groups in the contest; Group One was for schoolchildren under 16; Group Two was for schoolchildren over 16. And there were eleven prize-winners altogether. Neil Hunt, one of the prize-winners, was called “Sunshine Superman(超人)”. It’s important when people study the weather to be able to record sunshine accurately. We need to know how many hours of sunshine we have and how strong it is. Most sunshine recorders only record direct sunlight. Neil’s is more accurate(精确的) and this is very important for research into the way of using solar(太阳的)power. You can do so much with animated cartoon. Look at Simon West’s idea for animated road signs. He uses pictures which appear to move as you go nearer to or farther from them. This isn’t a new idea. But it is new to use these pictures on road signs. “We found that people were more likely to see moving signs,” said Simon. So now, you can really see rocks falling, trains moving , horses running or a car falling over the edge of a cliff(悬崖). Quite a warning! The ideas in the competition were so inventive that we are surprised that British industry doesn’t ask more schoolchildren for suggestions. Perhaps this will be the start of “pupil power!” 61. The writer holds that people seldom ______. A. have bright ideas C. make their life easier B. turn their bright ideas into reality D. think of inventing something
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62. The organizers of the competition hoped the schoolchildren who took part in it would _____. A. become good designers for future Britain C. design something useful for the next day B. invent something for immediate use D. win as many prizes as they could
63. Neil Hunt’s design would finally lead to the improvement of the way of _______. A. recording direct sunshine C. using the energy of the sun B. recording the hours of sunshine D. knowing how strong sunlight is
64. What’s the use of Simon West’s animated road signs? A. To warn people to be careful while working. B. To warn people on the roads of the danger ahead. C. To add to the beauty of a city. D. To help make a car trip more exciting. 65. The writer seems to be encouraging the British industry to ______. A. take better care of schoolchildren B. help schoolchildren in their studies
C. stop asking schoolchildren for suggestions D. pay more attention to schoolchildren’s inventive power C Have you ever imagined what it would have been like to go on an old-time western cattle drive? The early cattle drives were long and hard-----and sometimes even dangerous. They took place because Texas ranchers wanted to get their beef cattle to people in northern cities. Railroads used for carrying the cattle did not go all the way into Texas at that time, however. The ranchers decided to solve their problem by hiring workers, called cowhands, to take the cattle to the railroad stops in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. The long cattle drives ended when the railroad lines were extended into Texas and other western lands. 66. The best title is ______. A. Cowhands B. How to Drive Cattle
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C. The Texas Cattle Drives
D. The Texas Ranchers
67. Ranchers wanted to sell their cattle to people______. A. in the North B. in Missouri C. in the South D. on the plains
68. The workers who rode with the cattle were called______. A. railroad workers B. ranchers C. cowhands D. horseback riders
69. The story suggests that cattle drives ______. A. were exciting common 70. The word “ extended ” in line eleven means ______. A. broken up B. made longer C. torn apart D. straightened out B. took a few days C. covered many miles D. are still
D You might think that “sodbusters ” are tools that bust sod . You’d be almost right. Sodbusters, however, were actually people. In the late 1800s, many people moved to the Midwest to settle on land that the United States government had offered for free. Upon arriving, the settlers found that there were no trees for building shelters. The ground, however, had a thick layer of knotted, matted roots below the grassy surface. This kind of soil is called sod. The early settlers cut the sod into large cubes. Then they used the cubes of sod to build their shelters. The settlers also had to break up the vast areas of hard sod so that they could farm the land. For these reasons, settlers in the Midwest became known as “sodbusters.” 71. The best title is ______. A. Who the Sodbusters Were C. Building a Shelter B. Farming in the Midwest D. How to Cut Sod
72. People moved to the Midwest to ______. A. find gold B. look for water C. settle the land D. find adventure
73. Before they could farm the land, the settlers ______. A. broke up sod B. built barns C. dug up roots D. cut down trees
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74. The settlers in the Midwest must have ______. A. wanted to hunt B. been lazy C. wanted to stay D. been bored
75. The word “matted” in line six means ______. A. grassy B. tightly tangled C. curly D. soft
高 一 英 语 答 题 卷
第二卷(共 35 分) 第一节：短文改错(共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) Life is made up from success and failure. No one 76._______________________ is always successful and also no one is always a failure. 77._______________________ So it doesn’t make much different whether you 78._______________________ are successful or not. The most important things
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79._______________________ is simply what you did before your success or 80._______________________ failure. If you lose your heart when you fail, or show 81._______________________ arrogance(傲慢) when you success, you will 82._______________________ never be successful. Instead of, you should face it 83._______________________ brave and keep up with your courage when you 84._______________________ fail, then your failure can changed into a success. 85._______________________ 第二节：书面表达(满分 25 分) 根据以下提示，以 Travel 为题写一篇 80 字左右的短文。 1． 当工作累了时，你可以旅游，领略大自然的美丽，呼吸新鲜空气，还可以交友。 2． 有时旅游也会有烦恼，天气多变，有时可能被雨淋。 3． 旅游时应准备充分，了解天气情况，有个旅伴可以互相照应，避免出事。 参考词汇：旅伴 companion 避免 avoid
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一．听力 20 题，每题 1.5 分，计 30 分 1-5 CBBCC 6-10 CCACA 11-15 ACCAB 16-20 CBBBA
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二．单项选择，每题 1 分(计 15 分) 21-25 ABDBC 26-30 CADAC 31-35 BDBAC
三．完形填空(20 小题，每题 1.5 分，计 30 分) 36-40 BDCAC 41-45 ABDAB 46-50 DBCAB 51-55 BABDC
四．阅读理解(每题 2 分，共 20 题，计 40 分) 56-60 BDDAB 第二卷 76. from→of succeed 83. of 84. bravely 85. can∧changed→be 77.√ 78. difference 79. thing 80. do 81. your heart 82. 61-65 BACBD 66-70 CACCB 71-75 ACACB
One Possible version: Travel Travel is a very good activity. When you’re fed up with your work or study, and when you’re free, you can go to a beautiful place to enjoy the beauty of nature. You can breathe fresh air and make some friends. But sometimes, it is not a good thing. The weather often changes. You may be caught in the rain and may catch a cold while traveling. Therefore, you should prepare yourself carefully before the trip. You’d better find a companion so that you can help each other and may avoid accidents.
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