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温江二中高 2017 届高二上学期半期考试英语试卷 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,选出最佳选项 1. What does Wendy do now? A. A cleaner B. A businesswoman C. A teacher 2. How does the woman g

o to school every day? A. On foot B. By bike C. By car 3. How does the man feel? A. Confident B. Worried C. Relaxed 4. Where does the conversation probably take place? A. At a hotel B. At a shop C. At the man ?s home 5. What is the woman doing? A. Taking a taxi B. Giving the man a lift C. Driving to Times Square 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,选出最佳选项。 请听第 6 段材料,回答第 6,7 题 6. Who took the photo? A. Ella B. Ella?s uncle C. Ella? brother 7. What do we know about Joe? A. He wears glasses. B. He is younger than Ella C. He is taller than Rick 请听第 7 段材料,回答第 8,9 题 8. What did Mr Gray talk a lot about? A. The methods of learning English B. The lecture of some countries. C. The rules in the classroom. 9. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. The girl?s classmates. B. The girl?s first English class. C. The girl?s English homework. 请听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题 10. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Schoolmates B. Brother and sister C. Teacher and student 11. What made the woman find it difficult to study at Oxford? A. The large amount of work B. Extra classes C. The learning style 12. What has the man been encouraged to do at school? A. Answer questions. B. Give opinions. C. Argue with teachers. 请听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题 13. How often does the girl get in touch with her friends? A. Seldom B. Once a week C. Twice a week 14. Who does the girl usually turn to when she is upset? A. Her friends. B. Her parents. C. Her teachers. 15. Where would the girl talk with her friend? A. In a shopping center B. In a classroom C. In a cafe. 16. What does the man suggest the girl do? A. Study hard. B. Shop with her friends. C. Get in touch with her friends often. 请听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题 17. Why is the speaker usually hungry by lunchtime?
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A. She never eats snacks in the morning. B. She only has a drink for breakfast. C. She seldom has breakfast. 18. When does the speaker?s lunchtime end? A. At about 1:15 B. At about 2:00 C. At about 2:15 19. What does the speaker always drink for lunch? A. Tea B. Water C. Coffee 20. Which meal is the richest meal? A. Breakfast B. Lunch C. Supper 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, D)中,选出最佳选项。
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Eighty-five-year old Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou became China?s first medicine Nobel laureate(得奖者)when it was announced she was one of three scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in developing effective drugs against parasitic disease. William C. Campbell and Satoshi mura were recognized for their novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasities. While Tu was honored for developing Artemisini, a drug therapy for malaria that has saved millions of lives across the globe, especially in the developing world, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute disclosed on its website on Monday. Tu, a Chinese trained pharmacologist and a researcher at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, would like to go Oslo, Norway in December to receive her award in person, according to Cao Hongxin, the science and technology department head of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and former director of the academy. “She sounded calm and said she has received lots of congratulatory calls,” Cao told China Daily on Monday after he telephoned Tu to congratulate her. “It?s an overdue honor for Tu and the world?s recognition of TCM,” he said. Tu was honored for work in isolating the active ingredient from the plant Artemisia apiacea that pretects against the malaria parasite and developing an extraction method for its therapeutic use. “It was inspired by the ancient TCM classic Manual of Clinical Practice and Emergency Remedies by TCM master Ge Hong of the Eastern Jin Dynasty(AD317-340),” Cao said. The book says coldly squeezed southern wood juice could treat malaria. Her great findings spearheaded the exploration for the modernization of TCM as well, he added. In 1969, Tu started to chair a government project aimed at eradicating malaria. Tu and her colleagues experimented with 380 extracts in 2000 candidate recipes before they finally succeeded in obtaining the pure substance qinghaosu, later known as artemisinin, which became the standard regimen for malaria in the World Health Organization?s catalog of essential medicines. In 2011, Tu was awarded the Lasker Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award, commonly referred to as “ America?s Nobel Prize” for their knack (熟练技术) of gaining future recognition by the Nobel committee. In the last two decades, 28 Lasker Laureates have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize, and 80 since 1945. 21. How did she feel when Tu heard she was the winner of Nobel Prize? A. Excited B. Calm C. Curious D. Indifferent
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22. Which of the following is true EXCEPT _____? A. Tu will be accompanied by Cao Hongxin to Oslo to receive her award B. Tu?s being awarded will help advance the development of TCM. C. The process of obtaining the pure substance qinghaosu is very long and tough. D. Chinese ancient TCM inspired Tu to develop an extraction method for its therapeutic use。 23. How old was Tu Youyou when she started to chair the project aimed at eradicating malaria? A. 85 B. 81 C. 46 D. 39 24. Why is Lasker Award considered important? A. Because it?s America?s Nobel Prize. B. Because Tu Youyou was once awarded. C. Because it sponsors Nobel Prize every year. D. Because of their knack of gaining future recognition by the Nobel Committee B NEW DELHI-Just a few years ago, Mala was a typical middle-class Indian housewife. She cooked,cleaned and looked after her two small children. Last year, her life took a tragic turn. Her husband died of AIDS; she was found out HIV-positive and her mother-in-law took her children away from her, saying they would get the disease. “When friends dropped for a visit, she would introduce me, saying, ?She is my son?s widow. She has AIDS,?”said Mala. AIDS is now described as “explosive” around the world. A study of a hospital in the port city of Durban in South Africa, where the world?s biggest and Africa?s first AIDS conference opened last Sunday, found that almost half the beds in medical wards were occupied by AIDS patients. South Africa has one of the world?s fastest growing HIV infections, with 1,700 people infected daily, adding to the 4.3 million, or 10 percent of its population, living with HIV. Until now, Asia has been more successful in holding the AIDS virus than Africa, where the disease has killed about 12 million people . AIDS is now threatening to surround many of Asia?s poverty-stricken countries.Countries in Asia, such as Cambodia, and Thailand, have HIV infection speeds over 1 percent. But the low speeds hide huge numbers of affected people,because of the population base. In India, for example, 3.7 million are infected, more than in any other country except South Africa. In China, an estimated 500,000 people, mainly drug users, live with HIV/AIDS. Gordon Alexander, a senior advisor for UN AIDS in India, estimates that the number hit by AIDS in Asia will climb about eight million over the next five years from about six million. In many Asian countries, the battle against HIV is a social and cultural one against public discussion of sexual health put a nationwide media campaign into action to limit the speed of HIV through unsafe sex. Brenton Wong, an official for Singapore?s Action for AIDS, says the actual HIV incidence in the city state of 3.9 million people is at least eight times higher than official data.”Shame and deny is still very, very common so people are afraid to get tested and many times won?t even tell their families if they test positive,” said Wong. 25. What does the underlined word “she”in paragraph 2 refer to? A. Mala B. Mala?s mother C. Mala?s mother-in-law D. Mala?s sister 26. It is judged that there are_____people hit by AIDS in Asia or so. A. 4.3 million B. 6 million C. 8 million D. 3.7 million 27. __________is the second largest country which has more HIV infection all over the world. A. China B. South Africa C. India D. Thailand 28. What?s the passage mainly about?
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B. How Mala was looked down upon D. We should help those who got AIDS C When a group of children politely stop a conversation with you, saying: “We have to go to work now,” you’re left feeling surprised and certainly uneasy. After all, this is the 1990s and the idea of children working is just unthinkable. That is, until you are told that they are all pupils of stage schools, and that the “work” they go off to is to go on the stage in a theatre. Stage schools often act as agencies to supply children for stage and television work. More worthy of the name “stage school” are those few places where children attend full time, with a training for the theatre and a general education. A visit to such schools will leave you in no doubt that the children enjoy themselves. After all, what lively children wouldn’ t settle for spending only half the day doing ordinary school work, and acting, singing or dancing their way through the other half of the day? Then of course there are times for the children to make a name and make a little money in some big shows. Some stage schools give their children too much professional work at such a young age. But the law is very tight on the amount they can do. Those under 13 are limited to 40 days in the year; those over 13 to 80 days. The schools themselves admit that not all children will be successful in the profession for which they are being trained. So what happens to those who don?t make it? While all the leading schools say they place great importance on children getting good study results, the facts seem to suggest this is not always the case. 29. People would stop feeling uneasy when realizing that the children they?re talking to________. A. attend a stage school B. are going to the theatre C. have got some work to do D. love singing and dancing 30. In the writer ?s opinion, a good stage school should ________. A. produce star performers B. help pupils improve their study skills C. train pupils in language and performing arts D. provide a general education and stage training. 31. “Professional work” as used in the text means_________. A. ordinary school work B. money-making performances C. stage training at school D. acting, singing or dancing after class 32. Which of the following best describes how the writer feels about stage schools? A. He thinks highly of what they have to offer. B. He favours an early start in the training of performing arts. C. He feels uncomfortable about children putting on night shows. D. He doubts the standard of ordinary education they have reached. D A thief who dropped a winning lottery ticket at the scene of his crime has been given a lesson in honesty. His victim, who picked up the ticket, then claimed the £25000 prize, managed to trace him, and handed over the cash. The robbery happened when maths professor Vinicio Sabbatucci,58, was changing a tyre on an Italian motorway. Another motorist, who stopped to "to help", stole a suitcase from his car and drove off. The professor found the dropped ticket and put it in his pocket before driving home to Ascoli in eastern Italy. Next day, he saw the lottery results on TV and, taking out the ticket, realized it was a winner. He claimed the 60 million lire(里拉) prize. Then he began a battle with his conscience. Finally, he decided he could not keep the money despite having been robbed. He advertised in newspapers and on radio, saying: "I'm trying to find the man who robbed me. I have 60 million for him--- a lottery
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A.AIDS? threat to Asia grows C.Why AIDS is terrible?

win. Please meet me. Anonymity(匿名) guaranteed." Professor Sabbatucci received hundreds of calls from people hoping to trick him into handing them the cash. But there was one voice he recognized--- and he arranged to meet the man in a park. The robber, a35-year-old unemployed father of two, gave back the suitcase and burst into tears. He could not believe what was happening. "Why didn't you keep the money?" he asked. The professor replied:" I couldn't because it's not mine." Then he walked off, spurning the thief's offer of a reward. 33.Hundreds of people phoned professor Sabbatucci because they ______. A. wanted to make fun of him B. hoped to get the money C. knew who the robber was D. lost the lottery ticket 34. The sentence " Then he began a battle with his conscience."in paragraph 2 implies all of the following EXCEPT that_______. A. he knew what he should do as soon as he saw the lottery results B. he hesitated about keeping the money for some time C. he thought for a moment of avenging himself on the robber D. he came to realize that honesty is more important than money 35.The word "spurning" in the last sentence can be replaced by ______. A. accepting B. claiming C. rejecting D. canceling 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。 Choosing the right job is probably one of the most important decisions we have to make in life, and it is frequently one of the hardest decisions we have to make. One important question you might ask yourself is: --How do I get a good job? 36 . There are many people who can answer an insignificant advertisement in the local paper and land the best in the world;others write to all sorts of places all over the country, and never seem to get a reply at all. Still others believe that the in person, door-to-door approach is by far the best way to get a job; and then there are those who, through no active decision of their own, just seem to be in the right place at the right time. 37 . He used to spend a lot of his free time down by the sea watching the tall ships, but never thinking that he might one day sail one of them. His father was a farmer,and being a sailor could never be anything for the boy but an idle dream. One day, on his usual wandering, he heard the captain of the ship complaining that he could not sail because one member of of his crew was sick. Without stopping to think, the lad (少年)offered to take his place. 38 . 39 . If the lad had gone home to consider his decision for a week, he may have missed his chance. It is one thing to be offered an opportunity, it is another thing to take it and use it well. Sometimes we hear stories about people who break all the rules and still seem to land plum jobs (美 差). When you go for a job interview or fill out an application, you are expected to say nice things about the company to which you are applying. 40 . And within a year this person had become general manager of the company. A.This story also illustrates the importance of seizing an opportunity when it presents itself. B.People find jobs in an infinite number of ways. C.It?s almost impossible to find a good job by answering advertisement in newspapers D.Take for example the young man who wanted to be a sailor. E.But there was one person who landed an excellent job by telling the interviewer all the company?s faults. F.He spent the rest of his life happily sailing the ships he had always loved. G.It is very important to seize an opportunity when it presents itself. 第三部分:语言知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分)
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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,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A,B,C, D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

Most people make treehouses using a pile of wood, a hammer, and some nails. Mitchell Joachim, an architect from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has a(n) 41 vision. He pictures a day when homes will be created from 42 . Joachim's vision 43 an idea called pleaching (编织), where tree branches are grown so that they 44 weave together. Since the growth patterns of trees are 45 by wind and sunlight, it may be _ 46 to control the way a tree develops. These Fabricated Tree House Habitats would use trees grown into shapes as housing. One of the 47 of these designs is that trees would not have to be cut down 48 . "A 100 percent treehouse would take 49 to create," Joachim said. 50 the climate, a house could take anywhere from 5 to 30 years to grow. Fortunately, there's a way to 51 the process. Joachim suggests including 52 materials such as sod (草皮), grasses and living branches in the housing designs. "This material would be able to move 53 the house grows," Joachim said. A home would become an actual ecosystem, a community of plants, animals, and bacteria working together. The trees would also give off water vapor that would assist in 54 the homes. Solar panels and wind would help provide 55 . The tree homes might even have soil pockets, 56 plants could grow from the structure itself. Work has already 57 on Joachim's first design--a house made from 50 percent recycled and 50 percent living things. Joachim is confident about the 58 of his work, as he uses natural products 59 nature. "The environment and its study are very important. We need to respect nature, don?t 60 _," he said. 41. A. similar B.excellent C.strange D.Different 42. A. living trees B.small trees C.living things D.wild plants. 43. A. agrees with B.is considered as C.is based on D.comes up with 44. A. luckily B.naturally C.partly D.separately 45. A. effected B.affected C.attempted D.intended 46. A. possible B. impossible C. important D.necessary 47. A. designers B. purposes C. disadvantages D.advantages 48. A.on purpose B.for wood C.by chance D.at ease 49. A.troubles B.great efforts C. a few months D.years 50. A.Depending on B.Judging by C. Protected from D.Suffering from 51. A.speed up B.carry on C.slow down D.smooth away 52. A.compound B.chemical C.ecological D.industrial 53. A.for B.as C.so D.because 54. A.cleaning B.heating C.cooling D.lighting 55. A.food B.energy C.beauty D. charming 56. A.where B.which C.that D.and 57. A.stopped B.completed C.controlled D.begun 58. A. Pleasure B.happiness C.benefit D.importance 59. A. going against B.without destroying C.by destroying D.coming from 60. A. think you are it B.do it ourselves C.take it for granted D.put it like this 第二节(共 10 小题,每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) 阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(1 个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。 Keeping a diary in English is one of the writing ability. 61 (effect) ways to improve our English

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(gradual)we?ll learn how to express ourselves in English. In keeping a diary in 66 (find) appropriate words and phrases to give expression to our 67 (had) a it is

English, we certainly run up against many difficulties. In the first place, it often happens that we have trouble mind. Secondly, there are many idiomatic ways of saying things in Chinese. extremely hard for us to put them into English properly. As far as I 68 (concern), my suggestion is that we 69 notebook and a Chinese-English dictionary within easy reach. Whenever something beats us, we can first put it down in our notebook and then consult our dictionary. We can also turn to our English teacher for help, if necessary. In short, I believe that it is 70 great use to keep a diary in English for the development of our writing skills. 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) 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(Λ ),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 Carnival is one of the most famous holiday in the world and has become event of huge proportions in Brazil. Rhythm, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to other. In the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro and St.Paul, huge organize parades are led by Samba schools.The Carnival is highlighted with the Samba competitions, which every Samba school would send lots of dancers to participate. Every school has 90 minutes to demonstrate their performance and have them grading by experts.The winner is given one million US dollars.The country stops complete for almost a week and festivities(庆典) are intense, day or night, mainly in coastal cities. Hundreds of thousand of tourists from overseas were attracted to enjoy the feast of rejoicing every year. 第二节:书面表达(满分 25 分) 上海博物馆拟举办一次名画展, 现就展出场所 (博物馆还是社区图书馆 community library) 征集公众意见,假设你是王敏,给上海博物馆写一封信表达你的想法,你的信必须满足以下 要求: 1. 简述你写信的目的及你对场所的选择。 2. 说明你的理由(从便利性,专业性等方面对这两个场所进行对比) 注意:1.词数 120 左右 2. 可根据需要适当增加内容以使行文流畅

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