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第一部分:英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第一节:单项填空(共 15 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 1.—My family usually holds a big party for my birthday, but I want to try a different way this year. — . A.It's your business. B

.Come along! C.Like what? D.So what? 2 . — Would you mind giving your advice on how to improve our business management? —If you make ____ most of the modern equipment, there will be ____ rise in production. A.不填; 不填 B.the; a C.不填; a D.the; 不填 3.People all believe that ____ to free trade destroy wealth, benefiting no one in the long run. A.administrations B.attempts C.processes D.barriers 4.We should spend more time doing outdoor exercise in our daily life ____ sitting before the computer, surfing some web sites or playing games. A.as B.than C.when D.if 5.—Shi Changxu was awarded a special state prize for his scientific research . —He certainly ____ that honor, for he has devoted so much to the country. A.expects B.deserves C.observes D.respects 6.A strong earthquake ____ widespread destruction in the city center hit New Zealand South Island city of Christchurch. A.caused B.to cause C.causing D.to have caused 7.____ and the housing problems for low-income families in this area could be settled. A.If we double our efforts B.Unless we make every effort C.Make more efforts D.Making greater efforts 8.She is a strong-willed woman and not once ___ in to any difficulty in her life. A.she has given B.did she give C.she gave D.has she given 9.The six old experts were ____ about Professor Lee's academic findings and reported him to the authority. A.skeptical B.curious C.capable D.aware 10.If you want to book tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games, just call 00952012.It ___ be simpler. A.mustn't B.won't C.needn't D.couldn't 11.More and more rich people have promised to ____ their wealth after death to help the poor and the disabled. A.give away B.give up C.give out D.give off 12.—What do you think of the music teacher? — ____ she is an elegant lady, she can be extremely difficult to work with. A.Even if B.As C.Because D.While

13._____economic, political and cultural differences, it is difficult for China and America to fully understand each other. A.In spite of B.Regardless of C.On account of D.In terms of 14._____ was expected, only five people turned up at the party, _____ disappointed the hostess very much. A.As; what B.As; which C.It; that D.What; which 15.Last week I took part in the Civil Service Admission Examination, for which I ____ for nearly three months. A.had prepared B.would prepare C.was preparing D.have been preparing 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,从 16—35 各题所给的四个选项(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其涂黑。

16.A.came 17.A.hidden 18.A.Pretending 19.A.delicate 20.A.recently 21.A.work 22.A.accounts

B.hit B. covered B.Suggesting B.tasty B.usually B.study B.documents

C.drew C.buried C.Preferring C.useful C.previously C.serve C.introductions

D.fell D.filled D.Deciding D.tender D.occasionally D.report D.occupations

23.A.devoted 24.A.depressed 25.A.typical 26.A.wars 27.A.meant 28.A.divided 29.A.sadly 30.A.curious 31.A.Christmas card 32.A.found 33.A.astonishment 34.A.story 35.A.in person

B.abandoned B.dead B.traditional B.illnesses B.intended B.sorted B.angrily B.enthusiastic B.envelope B.wrote B.sorrow B.message B.in private

C.thrown C.dangerous C.different C.letters C.planned C.separated C.softly C.fantastic C.basket C.recognized C.sickness C.speech C.in danger

D.drawn D.ill D.familiar D.prescriptions D.said D.updated D.loudly D.positive D.lipstick D.missed D.emotion D.motto D.in peace

第二部分:阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2.5 分,满分 50 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出最佳选项。 A Herta Müller, the Romanian-born German writer, has won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature.The award was announced in Stockholm on Thursday. Ms.Müller, 56, immigrated to Germany from Romania in 1987.She is the first German writer to win the Nobel in literature since Günter Grass in 1999 and the 13th winner writing in German since the prize was first given in 1901 .She is the 12th woman to win the literature prize.But unlike previous winners like Doris Lessing and V.S.Naipaul, Ms.Müller is relatively unknown outside of literary circles in Germany. “I am very surprised and still cannot believe it,” Ms.Muller said in a statement delivered by her publisher in Germany.“I can’t say anything more at the moment.” She has written some 20 books, but just 5 have been translated into English, including the novels “The Land of Green Plums” and “The Appointment.” At the news conference on Thursday at the German Publishers & Booksellers Association in Berlin, where she lives, Ms.Müller, wearing all black and sitting on a leopard-print chair, appeared nervous with all the cameras flashing on her. When asked what it meant that her name would now be mentioned in the same breath as German greats like Thomas Mann and Heinrich B?ll, Ms .Müller remained philosophical.“I am now nothing better and I’m nothing worse,” she said, adding: “My inner thing is writing.That’s what I can hold on to.” Earlier in the day, at a news conference in Stockholm, Peter England, secretary of the Swedish Academy, said Ms.Müller was honored for her “very, very distinct special language” and because “she has really a story to tell about cruelty and repression in a village much like the one Müller grew up in.” The awards ceremony is planned for Dec .10 in Stockholm.As the winner, Ms.Müller will receive about $1.4 million. 36.According to the passage, all of the following statements are wrong EXCEPT that______. A.she moved to Germany from Romania when she was 40

B.most of her works are very popular outside Germany C.she is the first German writer that has won the Nobel Prize in literature D.so far there are 13 winners whose works are written in German 37.Ms.Müller was surprised at the news about her winning the award because ______. A.she was born a Romanian and became a famous German writer B.she had missed a lot of chances to win the prize C.she had expected to win the prize eagerly for long D.she thought she was just an unknown writer in this field 38. By saying “I am now nothing better and I’m nothing worse”, Ms. Müller meant that _____. A.she thought highly of herself B.she thought nothing of herself C.she was very modest D.she was no worse than the other German writers 39.We can infer from the passage that ______. A.Müller’s honored works are based on her own experience B.most of Ms.Müller’s novels are unsuccessful works C.Ms.Müller is feeling much better after she becomes the award winner D.Ms.Müller wins the prize because she’s described the Germans’ life vividly 40.What’s the best title of the passage? A.The Biography of Herta Müller B.Herta Müller Wins Literature Nobel Prize C.Herta Müller, a Great Successful Romanian Writer D.The Great Awards Ceremony for Herta Müller B U.S.Open Championships The US Open has been in existence for more than 120 years.The first tournament was held in 1881 at the Newport Casino.It was called the US National Singles Championship.Entry was limited to only those clubs which were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, and the competitors were all male, competing in both singles and doubles.Richard Sears won the men's championship and he went on to win the next six men's singles championships.

The Wimbledon In 1875, the All England Croquet Club was troubled financially due to declining membership.A new sport called lawn tennis was gaining fast in popularity and taking away the members.Two years later, a new roller was needed for maintaining (维护) its lawns so the club proposed to hold a tournament to raise money.Twenty-two players entered that first Wimbledon tournament which was won by Spencer Gore in straight sets over W. C.Marshall.Two hundred spectators each paid a shilling to

watch the final game, enabling the club to buy the needed roller plus some extra cash. The French Open The very first French Championship was held way back in 1891, and the tournament has since grown into one of the four tennis Grand Slam tournaments we know today . The first competition was a one-day national championship which was won by a British .The competition was poorly attended by world class players.It took 24 years before it became fully international and an accepted tennis grand slam event .After the First World War, French tennis was achieving stature.Suzanne Lenglen was the predominant French player, winning the championships six times between 1920 and 1926. The Australian Open The very first tennis tournament ever played in Australia was held in January 1880, on the courts of the Melbourne Cricket Club.In 1905, the Australian Open was established as the Australasian Tennis Championship and was played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground in Melbourne.It became the Australian Championship in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969.Women's events were added in 1922. 41.What is special about the first U.S.Open? A.It has a history of more than 120 years. B.Only men were allowed to play in the game. C.Richard Sears won six championships. D.It has remained about the same through all these years. 42.The purpose of the first Wimbledon tournament was to ______. A.raise some fund for a lawn roller B.attract more people to play tennis C.attract more audience to watch the game D.celebrate the renaming of the club 43.According to what is said about the first French Open, ______. A.the tournament has been played in the same place all these years B.twenty-two players played in the first tournament C.few good tennis players took part in the first French Championship D.the players played in singles and doubles in the tournament 44.What is common about the four international tournaments is that ______ . A.they were all born in the same year B.they all had only male players in the first tournament C.they have all experienced financial difficulties D.they all have had a history of 120 years or more 45.The passage mainly tells us ______. A.how the four international tennis tournaments came into being B.how long it took for women to have the right to play in the game

C.how the four international tennis tournaments get their present names D.why the tennis tournaments are held in these four countries

C I can’t remember a winter being as cold as this in Pennsylvania, but I’m sure there were colder days. Even though the daylight hours are growing longer minute by minute, it ’s easy to find an excuse not to go out unless you absolutely must, but then again I often have to push myself to accomplish things. People I speak to have been in all kinds of nasty moods.They say they ’re “under the weather,” not feeling good about this time of year. As I stood outside with my two dogs yesterday, it was so cold that my nose and face felt frozen and my ears were sitting. Of course, that doesn’t matter to Ricky and Lucy. They have a routine they must go through to find just the fighting spot no matter how cold or hot it is . So I wait. But this time it was different.As cold as it was, I suddenly was excited thinking about how wonderful this extreme cold really was. Then the sun broke through the clouds and memories of summer ’s extremely hot days flashed through my mind. I could remember standing in the heat of the afternoon, with sweat pouring down my brow and the hot, burning sun against my face .I reminded myself then and there that in the cold of the winter I would wish I had this heat. I was grateful for the extremes.Without the extremes in my life, I would never appreciate the days when things were just right.Without the extremes, life would be boring. It ’s being pushed to one of the extremes that makes us appreciate the middle more.Health challenges remind us that we need to pay more attention to how we live.Financial extremes remind us that when things go smoothly it ’s also time to save for raining days. I’ve come to the conclusion that all too often I find a reason not to be happy with where I am at that moment. Whether it ’s hot or cold, good health or bad, in the money or out of it, I always want it to be different. I’m tired of being “Under the Weather!” 46.What is the author ’s attitude towards the extremes in life? A.Grateful. B.Critical. C.Negative. D.Unconcerned. 47.That day the writer waited in the terrible cold because ______. A.his dogs wanted to hunt B.he wanted to face the cold bravely C.his dogs had a routine D.he wanted to be different 48.The underlined word “nasty” in the fourth paragraph can be replaced by ______. A.unpleasant B.violent

C.favorable D.unusual 49.At last the author drew a conclusion that ______. A.happiness cannot be gained by complaints B.things will be different whatever the situation is C.happiness will fail to come to you if you can find a reason D.he is disappointed with his present situation 50.What is the best title for this passage? A.Follow the Routine B.Two Extremes in Life C.Changes Should be Expected D.Weather Information D Everyone becomes a little more forgetful as they get older, but men’s minds decline more than women’s, according to the results of a worldwide survey. Certain differences seem to be inherent in male and female brains: men are better at dealing with mental images (useful in mathematical reasoning and spatial (三维 空间) skills) , while women tend to excel (擅长) at recalling information from their brain’s files (helpful with language skills and remembering the locations of objects) . Many studies have looked for a connection between sex and the amount of mental decline people experience as they age, but the results have been mixed . Some studies found more age-related decline in men than in women, while others saw the opposite or even no relationship at all between sex and mental decline .Those results could be improper because the studies involved older people, and women live longer than men.The men tested are the survivors, “so they’re the ones that may not have shown such cognitive (认知的) decline,” said study team leader Elizabeth of the University of Warwick in England. People surveyed completed four tasks that tested sex-related cognitive skills: matching an object to its rotated (旋转的) form, matching lines shown from the same angle, typing as many words in a particular category as possible in the given time, e.g.“objects usually colored gray”, and recalling the location of objects in a line drawing.The first two were tasks at which men usually excel; the latter are typically dominated by women. Within each age group studied, men and women performed better in their separate categories on average.And though performance declined with age for both sexes, women showed obviously less decline than men overall. 51.The underlined word “inherent” in the second paragraph means ________. A.original B.native C.natural D.absolute 52.Which of the following tasks are men better at? A.Matching lines shown from the same angle. B.Typing as many words in a particular category as possible. C.Recalling the location of objects in a line drawing. D.Recalling information from their brain’s files. 53.Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage? A.Men excel at typing words in a particular category in the given time.

B.Women excel at dealing with mathematic problems. C.Men do better than women when it comes to learning English . D.Women stand out at remembering people’s names. 54.What important factor affects the correctness of the research results? A.People tested come from all over the world. B.Men live longer than women. C.Not enough old men were tested. D.The researchers got their results mixed. 55.The author aims to tell us that ________. A.the survey on human’s mind decline was done recently B.men’s minds decline more with age C.everyone becomes a little more forgetful as they get older D.women’s minds perform better than men’s 第Ⅱ卷(非选择题 共 35 分) 第三部分:写作(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节: 阅读表达(共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) When my friends went to college in great delight, I restarted my senior high school life.My spirit sank.Surrounded by strange classmates, I felt like I was in a maze and was sorry about myself.There were some complex feelings in my minds.I was frightened, nervous and lonely. To make matters worse, I recalled my failure again and again, which put more pressure on me than I could bear.As a result, I was always feeling down during class time. My teacher found me spiritless.One day he asked me to come to his office and told me about his attitude towards life: we might suffer from mistakes, but it’s important to learn lessons from them.All the pains and the embarrassing things we experience are part of the process. So keep up your spirit! At last, he added, “If you are optimistic, things you want may happen to you!” Warmth rushed through my soul.I suddenly found the sun shining again when I stepped out of his office. With the teacher’s help, I eventually got over my depression .From then on, I no longer bowed my head and began smiling to my classmates.I would put up my hand confidently in class and play with my new friends in my spare time .Meanwhile, I was gradually embraced by my classmates. Now faced with fierce competition, we all study hard because we know that every second counts. Moreover, there is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect between us.I love my class; I love my classmates! To be frank, I still have a thirst for my dream university, but I’m not afraid of failure because I can profit by it. With parents and teachers’ encouragement, I’m quite certain of my success and I’m sure I can fly high. 56.Why was the writer in low spirits at the beginning? (No more than 10 words) 57.What did the teacher expect the writer to do? (No more than 10 words) 58.What is the main idea of Paragraph 5? (No more than 15 words)

59.The underlined word “embraced” in paragraph 5 means ______. (No more than 5 words) 60.What will you do if you are faced with failure? (No more than 20 words) 第二节:书面表达(满分 25 分) 在生活中有人喜欢运动,也有人不太运动。请你以“Is sport really good for us?” 为题,按照下列要点写一篇英语短文: 正方:运动能强身健体,陶冶情操(如培养合作精神;如何面对胜负等) 反方:运动并非是强身健体的唯一形式(如饮食也很重要) ;运动容易造成伤 害,挫折等 我的看法及理由 注意:词数:100-120 文章题目和开头已给出(不计入词数) 。 Is sport really good for us? Some think sport does us good in many ways.

听力
第一节 (每题 1 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。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。 1. Where does the conversation probably take place? A. In a library. B. In a bookstore. C. In a department store. 2. Where are the two speakers now? A. In the United States. B. In Britain. C. In Australia. 3. What subject does the woman suggest the woman choose? A. British and American English.. B. Science subjects C. All the subjects. 4. Where is the speech contest going to be held? A. In the reading room. B. In the meeting room. C. In the teachers’ office. 5. What did the woman think of the play? A. It was interesting. B.It was too easy. C. It was difficult for her. 第二节 (每题 1.5 分) 听下面 3 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。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 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两 遍。 听第 6 段材料,回答第 6 至 8 小题。 6. Where are the two speakers? A. In Australia. B. In America. C. In Britain. 7. What does the woman think of British English and American English? A. The speakers can understand each other easily. B. There is no difference between the two. C. British English will disappear. 8. What problem will the man probably have to face in Australia? A.His own American accent. B. The accent of the Australian people. C. The vocabulary in Australian English. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. What personal qualities does Jim have? A.Hot tempered. B.Short of friends. C. Good at communicating with people. 10. How many languages does Jim speak? A. Five. B. Four. C. Three. 11. What salary does Jim expect? A. 2000 dollars a month. B. 2300 dollars a month.

C. 2500 dollars a month. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 12 至 15 小题 12. Who is the speaker? A. The airplane captain. B. The air hostess. C. A tour guide. 13. What is the flight time? A. 2 hours and 40 minutes. B. Two hours and 14 minutes. C. Two hours and 4 minutes. 14. What is the weather like in Seattle at present? A. Partly cloudy. B. Rainy. C. Sunny. 15. At which gate will the plane arrive? A. 13. B.3. C. 30.

高三综合练习(二)

Some think sport does us good in many ways. Not only does sport help people to stay fit and healthy, but the competition and teamwork in sport give people a lot of motivation to keep going and to push themselves hard. Others believe that sport is not the only way to do this. Eating well is a big part of a healthy life. On the other hand, sport can actually be dangerous. Millions of people are hurt playing sport each year, some of them very seriously. Many children are not naturally talented and only come across failure and embarrassment on the sports field. This hurts their confidence.


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