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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。每段对话后面有一个小题，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 题和阅读下一题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What impressed the man about the new theater？ A. The ticket price. B. The seats. C. The sound. 2. What will they have for dinner? A.A lecture. B. Pizza and a garden salad. C. Nothing. 3. Why doesn’t the man have plenty of extra money? A. He works at home. B. He is out of work. C. He’s been sick. 4. How many students had planned to take the exam? A. 50. B. 25. C. 15. 5. How does the man like the cheese? A. It is delicious. B. It smells better than it tastes. C. It has gone bad. 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。每段对话后有几个小题，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。 听每段对话前， 你将有时间阅读各个小题， 每小题 5 秒钟； 听完后，各个小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话读两遍。 听第 6 段材料。回答第 6、7 题。 6. What does the woman think is out there? A. A bear. B. A wolf. C. A duck. 7. What does the man suggest the woman do? A. Keep awake. B. Look at Greg’s tent. C. Continue to sleep. 听第 7 段材料。回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What will Nancy do? A. Move to Africa. B. Teach Russian. C. Move to Russia. 9. How will Nancy learn Russian? A. Attend a language class at a university. B. Take an online class. C. Talk to people. 10. What does the woman advise the man to do to visit Nancy? A. To save money. B. To work with Russia. C. To study abroad. 听第 8 段材料。回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. Who is Eric? A. Jim’s friend. B. The woman’s classmate. C. The man’s little brother. 12. Why was the man absent from school yesterday? A. He was sick. B. He wanted to escape from a test. C. He needed to pick up a friend. 13. What will the woman do after school? A. Meet him with her notes. B. Go to the new movie theater. C. Prepare for a test. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. How long ahead of time did the woman leave home? A. 20 minutes. B. Half an hour. C. An hour. 15. Where are the speakers?
A. On the plane. B. On the bus. C. In the car. 16. What are the speakers mainly discussing? A. Traffic. B. Business travel. C. Flight delay. 17. How does the woman feel about the situation? A. Understanding. B. Satisfied. C. Angry. 听第 10 段材料。回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. Why is the coast guard being contacted? A. The ship is sinking. B. The ship has run out of fuel. C. The ship is 200 miles off the coast. 19. What will happen in ten minutes? A. The coast guard will arrive. B. The ship will stop moving. C. There will be another announcement. 20. Who should the passengers turn to if they have questions? A. Their partner. B. A stranger. C. A crew member. 第二部分 阅读理解 第一节 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 题卡上将该项涂黑。 A Walking along a lake in the cold winter, Birbal and the king made a bet （打赌） that a man would do anything for money. The king said, “I don’t think a man would spend an entire night in the cold water of this lake for money.” Birbal replied, “ I’m sure I can find such a person.” The king asked Birbal to find such a person and said that he would reward the person with a thousand gold coins. Birbal searched far and wide and finally found a poor man. When he entered the lake, the king had guards around him to make sure that he really did as promised. The poor man made it. He told the king that there had been a street lamp nearby and that he had kept his attention on the lamp and managed to avoid the cold. The king then said that there would be no reward as he relied on the warmth of the street lamp. The poor man went to Birbal for help. The next day, Birbal did not go to court（上朝）. The king went to Birbal’s house and see what he was up to. He found Birbal sitting on the floor near some burning branches and a bowl filled with rice hanging five feet above the fire. The king and his followers couldn’t help but laugh. The king then said to Birbal, “How can the rice be cooked if it is so far away from the fire?” Birbal answered, “The same way the poor man received heat from a street lamp that was more than two thousand meters away.” Finally, the king gave the poor man his reward. 21. The poor man used the lamp to _____________. A. keep him warm in the cold water B. light his way around the lake C. stop him from being afraid in the darkness D. keep his attention away from the cold 22. Why did Birbal not go to court the next day? A. He was angry with the king. B. He had not had breakfast. C. He wanted to help the poor man. D. He didn’t feel comfortable. 23. What can we infer from the passage? A. The poor man did not get his reward in the end.
B. Birbal was wise and kind. C. The story happened during a warm spring. D. Birbal was not liked by the king. 24. What does the writer want to tell us? A. Always be ready to help others. B. Kind actions will receive more in return. C. Honesty is the best policy. D. We should understand things better. B There are some strange driving laws in different countries. Countries Laws Vietnam If you’re in Vietnam without a Vietnamese driver’s license, you risk a prison sentence of up to three years. In Moscow, if your car is dirty enough to draw dust art, you will be fined about 2,000 Russia rubles (about US 55 dollars). Worse yet, it’s illegal to wash your car by hand in public places – forcing you to take it to one of the few car wash facilities. Thailand Drivers – male or female – can’t drive shirtless whether it’s a car, bus, or a tuk-tuk cab. France requires its drivers to carry a portable breathalyzer(便携式酒精测量仪) at all France times when driving a car. The one-time breathalyzer cost around US 5 dollars, and if you don’t have one, you will be fined US 15 dollars. Raising your hands in the car can get you fined of US 35 dollars. The law states a Cyprus driver can be fined if the person “is in an irregular position inside the car or raises his hand from the steering wheel unnecessarily.” Politeness isn’t just the culture in Japan; it is part of driving laws. Splashing(飞溅) a person by driving through a puddle（水坑) with your car will cost you over US 60 Japan dollars. The country is also strict with its DUI (酒驾) laws – riding with or lending your car to a driver who gets caught drinking and driving can lead to a fine costing thousands of dollars. 25. Where should you go to wash your car when you are in Moscow? A. The car wash facilities. B. Any public place. C. Your home. D. The forest. 26. What can you get fined for in Cyprus? A. Forgetting to carry a portable breathalyzer. B. Not having a Cyprus driver’s license. C. Putting your hands above your head. D. Driving without a shirt. 27. If you are fined thousands of dollars in Japan, you may have been ________________. A. in an irregular position in your car B. sitting in a car with a drunk driver C. splashing a person with mud D. impolite to other drivers 28. This passage can most likely be found in __________. A. a law document B. a fashion magazine C. an international newspaper D. a book on interesting cultures C You can do it!
That’s a better way to motivate (激发) yourself than saying “I can do it, ” according to a new study that shows giving yourself advice and encouragement in the second-person before an upcoming task may actually improve your performance more than first-person self-talk. “People are used to receiving and giving advice in the second-person, and they seem to prefer using the second-person pronoun to encourage themselves,” says study co-author, Dr. Sanda Dolcos, a researcher at the University of Illinois. “Self-advice expressed using ‘You’ probably enables people to have a broader perspective(观点), consider how others might view the event, and reproduce the kind of encouragements previously received from others.” For the study, Dr. Dolcos and her colleague, Dr. Dolores, asked 143 undergraduate students to write down advice to themselves before completing a series of puzzles. Half of the students were asked to use the first-person, while the others wrote in the second-person. What did the researchers find? The students who wrote in the second-person managed to complete more puzzles and appeared to have a more positive attitude? The researchers also asked the students to write down advice to themselves in relation to exercising more often in the next two weeks. Those who wrote in the second-person, again, reported a more positive attitude toward the task and even planned to do more exercise than the students who referred to themselves in the first-person. “We were not surprised and had previous research showing that people spontaneously use ‘You’ in situations that require high levels of self-control and action,” Dolcos said. But why did the researchers ask students to write down their self-talk instead of saying it out loud? “ Writing as a tool of conversing with oneself has long been used as a therapeutical（治疗 的）approach,” Dolcos explained. “However, further research is needed to determine which form of self-advice, written or spoken, is more beneficial.” 29. What did the researchers find? A. Giving oneself advice and encouragement is very useful. B. It is more encouraging to talk to oneself using the second-person. C. First-person self-talk will not improve your performance. D. A good way to motivate yourself is saying “I can do it”. 30. How did the students perform in the experiment? A. The ones who wrote in the first-person had a better attitude. B. The ones who talked to themselves completed the most puzzles. C. The ones who encouraged themselves by writing in the second-person were better. D. The ones who encouraged themselves in the first-person were more positive than others. 31. What does the underlined word “spontaneously” probably mean? A. Against one’s will. B. For one’s own interest. C. On one’s own initiative (自发的). D. Out of other peoples’ feelings. 32. What may the last two paragraphs imply? A. Writing is a good style of conversation for oneself. B. Writing can cure many diseases, and it has been proven by experts. C. Whether written self-advice is better still needs to be tested. D. Doctors prefer their patients to say things out loud when having problems. D The latest fashion in Japan is posing for photos with your hand pressed against your cheek as if you have toothache. The “cavity(牙疼) pose” is said to make the model’s face appear attractive, slimmer and smaller, which is considered more beautiful in Japan. The craze is sweeping Japanese
social media, as well as fashion magazine front covers. Just recently a model of a popular culture magazine, NYLON, did a pose which looked as if she had toothache. Twitter user, Okoge, spotted it among a range of similar magazines, with front cover models all doing the same pose. Okoge posted photos of the front cover models all with the exact same toothache pose, on the social media site, writing, “Does everyone have cavities?” The image has since been re-tweeted more than 35,000 times, but this is anything but an isolated incident(单一事件). Twitter and Instagram are going crazy for the pose, too. The name, which means cavity pose, is called “mushiba no poozu” or “mushibapoozu” in Japanese. Some people also refer to it as the” mushibagaitaipoozu”, the “cavity hurts pose”, “mushibamitainapoozu” or “looks like a cavity pose”, or even, “mushibaninattapoozu” or “I got a cavity pose”. According to the magazine, Kotaku, such photographs first appeared on Twitter last year in Japan. Many Japanese people said they are doing the cavity pose. And in only a few weeks, the trend has spread to art, popular cartoons and even national magazines. There have been more and more photos cropping up online from earlier this year, but whether the trend will stand the test of time remains to be seen. 33. What is the strange thing regarding fashion models in Japan, according to the passage? A. They are very dissatisfied with the shape of their face. B. Most of them have an occupational disease, such as toothache. C. They are competing to appear on fashion magazine front covers. D. They like doing the toothache pose when being photographed. 34. For what purpose did Okoge post photos on the Internet? A. To share interesting things with people. B. To get more people to visit his Twitter page. C. To show his sympathy for toothache patients. D. To teach people how to take photographs. 35. It is not certain ____________________. A. why the “cavity pose” becomes so popular B. when the “cavity pose” happened on the Internet C. how many names of “cavity pose” there are D. whether people will continue to like the “cavity pose” 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 A-G 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。 People with bad manners are rejected in the world of work. They do not get good jobs or promotions. Their business do not succeed. 36 They are liked and supported. They have friends, luck and success. When you improve your manners, you improve your chances of success. The following are several examples of good manners. Be polite to everyone you meet. 37 For example, when you go on a job interview, be polite to the desk clerk as they can affect you chances of success. Use these magic words as often as possible: Hello, Please, Excuse me and Sorry, and use the two most important words: Thank you. Use good manners in all of your communications. Examples: Return telephone and email messages within 24 hours; If you receive a rude message, do not respond with rudeness, but be polite; Do not interrupt people. 38
39 Cutting in front of other cars only gains you a few seconds of time. If you are polite, patient and calm, you will arrive safely and feel more relaxed. A good sense of humor shows good manners. 40 Before starting important conversations, meals or meetings, turn off your mobile phone. Ignoring people while you use your phone is impolite. A. Use good manners when driving. B. People with good manners are accepted. C. You will never regret being polite, but you might regret being rude. D. You should learn good manners from people around you. E. Tell jokes or pass on humorous stories that everyone will enjoy. F. Make sure people are ready to listen to you before you start talking. G. It is better to make a careful plan before you take action 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1. 5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 36-55 各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出 最佳选项。 As the oldest and my mom’s “grown up” girl, I was not supposed to be so excited when Christmas came. But when I was alone, I liked to 41 each present under the tree. I 42 every tag(标签) and felt every package so that I could even 43 which present went to which person. It had been a tough year for my family. When Mom was 44 the gifts, she sighed and warned us, “There won’t be much for Christmas this year. Try not to be 45 .” In the past, the presents would pile up and 46 cover the living room floor. On Christmas morning, we eagerly waited until Dad told us everything was __47__ . We rushed into the living room and made the wrapping paper 48 . “Here’s another one for you,” said Mom as she 49 me a package. I looked at it, confused. Having 50 so much time examining the present before Christmas, I 51 this one. But it should have been Mom’s. A new 52 had been put on it, 53 my name written in my mother’s handwriting. “Mom, I can’t…” I was 54 by my mother’s joyful look- a look I could not really understand. “Let’s see 55 it is , honey. Hurry and open it. ” It was a hair dryer. 56 this may be a simple gift for other people, to me it was so much more. Being an eleven-year-old girl, I was 57 . In my world, where 58 outweighed(比…..重要) giving, my mother’s act was hard for me to understand. Tears 59 my eyes. How much my mother must love me to __60__ her Christmas so that I could have a few more presents! I still remember that Christmas and I’m sure I will never forget it. 41. A. keep B. check C. remove D. carry 42. A. read B. added C. copied D. destroyed 43. A. see B. notice C. tell D. smell 44. A. choosing B. sending C. finding D. preparing 45. A. satisfied B. disappointed C. worried D. excited 46. A. nearly B. hardly C. seriously D. slightly 47. A. correct B. ready C. returned D. changed 48. A. fly B. flow C. move D. race 49. A. threw B. dropped C. made D. handed 50. A. spent B. taken C. cost D. paid 51. A. realized B. recognized C. researched D. recovered 52. A. present B. sign C. tag D. page 53. A. of B. with C. by D. above 54. A. stopped B. lost C. decided D. reached 55. A. which B. where C. what D. why
56. A. Since 57. A. interested 58. A. refusing 59. A. attended 60. A. put up
C. Because D. Unless C. shocked D. frightened C. borrowing D. receiving C. decorated D. collected C. give up D. pick up 第Ⅱ卷 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 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（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Why is pink or purple a color for girls and blue or brown for boys? The answer depends largely 61 cultural values as well as personal experiences. To the Egyptians, green was a color 62 represented the hope and joy of spring, while for Muslims, it means heaven. Red is a symbol of good luck in many cultures. During the Spring Festival in China, children 63 (give) money in a red envelope to bring good fortune in the New Year. For many nations, blue is a symbol of protection and religious beliefs. Greek people often wear a blue necklace hoping to protect 64 against evils（灾祸）. People’s 65 (choose) of colors is also influenced by their bodies’ reactions toward them. Green is said to be 66 most restful color. It has the ability to reduce pain and relax people both mentally 67 physically. People 68 (work) in green environment have been found to have fewer stomach aches. Red can cause a person’s blood pressure to rise and increase people’s appetites（食欲）. Many decorators will include different shades of red in the restaurant. And many commercial websites will have a red “Buy Now” button because red is a color that 69 (easy) catches a person’s eye. Blue is another calming color. Unlike red, blue is believed to cause people to lose appetite. So 70 you want to eat less, some suggest that eating from blue plates can help. 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 处错误，每句最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏词符号（^），并在此符号下面写出该加的词。 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仅限一词； 2．只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 My dream school starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.. They are three lessons in the morning and two in the afternoon. We didn’t need to do so many homework. Therefore, we have more time with after-school activities. For example, we can do reading for one and a half hour and play sports for one hour every day. My dream school look like a big garden. There are all kinds of the flowers and trees around the classroom and buildings. We can lie on the grass for a rest, or sat by the lake listening music. The teachers here are kind and helpfully. They are not only our teachers but also our friends. 第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假如你是校报负责人，急需在学校内聘一位同学任英文版的编辑，请你用英文以 “An English Editor Wanted”为题目写一则招聘启事。内容要如下： (1) 该工作主要包括两部分：一是从英文报刊杂志及互联网上选择适合学生的文章； 二是选择与编辑同学们的来稿。 (2) 希望该同学满足下列要求：
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① 乐意奉献出一些业余时间为同学们服务； ② 英文与美术皆好；能熟练使用电脑。 ③ 感兴趣的同学请在本周内与学生会（Students’ Union）联系。 注意：（1）词数 100 左右；（2）不要逐字翻译，要组成一篇通顺连贯的短文。
江西省高安中学 2015-2016 学年度上学期期末考试
一、听力 1-20 BBBAC BCCAA CBACA CCBBC 二、阅读理解 21-24 DCBD 25-28 ACBD 29-32 BCCC 33-35 DA D 36-40 BCFAE 三、完形填空 41-60 BACDB ABADA BCBAC BCDBC 四、语法填空 61. on 62.which/that 63. are given 64. themselves 65.choice 66. a 67.and 68. working 69. easily 70.if/when 五、短文改错 My dream school starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. They are three lessons There in the morning and two in the afternoon. We didn’t need to do so many homework. don’t much Therefore, we have more time with after-school activities. For example, we can do reading for for one and a half hour and play sports for one hour every day. hours My dream school look like a big garden. There are all kinds of the flowers looks 去掉 and trees around the classroom and buildings. We can lie on the grass for a rest, or sat by the sit lake listening∧ music. The teachers here are kind and helpfully. They are not only our to helpful teachers but also our friends. 六、书面表达 An English Editor Wanted Our school newspaper is looking for an editor for its English edition． The job mainly includes two parts: One is to choose proper English articles from other newspapers, magazines or Internet for us students. The other is to pick out articles from those written by students in our school and edit them for use． We hope that he/she can meet the following requirements: First, he/she is willing to devote some of his/her spare time to serving the others．Second, it’s necessary for him/her to be good at both English and fine arts. Besides, the ability to use the computer is important． Those who are interested in the job, please get in touch with the Students’ Union this week． Students’ Union