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湖南省长郡中学 2015 届高三第五次月考英语试题(word 版) 本试卷分为四个部分,包括听力、语言知识运用、阅读和书面表达。时量 1 20 分钟。满分 150 分。 Part I Listening Comprehension (30 marks) Section A (22. 5 marks) Directions: In this section. you will he

ar six conversations between two speakers. For each conversation . there are. several questions and each question is followed by three choices marked A, B and C. Listen carefully and. then choose the best answer for each question. You will hear each conversation TWICE. Conversation 1 1. Why do the speakers want to move? A. It was too noisy. B. There were no empty seats. C. They didn't have a reservation. 2. Where do the speakers go study in the end? A. In the library. B. In the cafeteria. C. In a study room. Conversation 2 3. What is the weather like? A. Sunny and warm. B. Cloudy and windy. C. Clear and cold. 4. What did the woman forget to bring? A. A jacket. B. Her sunglasses. C. A hat. Conversation 3 5. How does the woman's face look today? A. Very white. B. A little bit red. C. Quite fat. 6. What did the man want to have for breakfast today? A. Fruit. B. Eggs and sausage. C. Pizza and chips. Conversation 4 7. How did the woman feel about the fighter jets? A. Indifferent. B. Excited. C. Curious. 8. How did the woman find out why the planes were there? A. The man told her what was going on. B. She watched a news report on TV. C. She called the airbase and asked the question. 9. What s the conversation mainly about? A. Fighter jets. B. A war. Conversation 5 10. Who did the girl think the man was talking about? A. America president. B. President Mandela. C. The current South African president.

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11. How did many South Africans feel about Nelson Mandela? A. He did too many teachings. B. He should be respected. C. He wasn't as great as his father. 12. What's the relationship between the speakers? A. Mother and son. B. Father and daughter. C. Brother and sister. Conversation 6 13. How much will two tickets for the performance cost? A. $100. B. $200. C. $300. 14. What kind of music will be played? A. Italian. B. South American. C. Middle Eastern. 15. How does the man feel in the end? A. He's upset about the cost. B. He's happy about the food. C. He doesn't want to see his friend. Section B (7. 5 marks) Directions: In this section, you will hear a short passage. Listen carefully and then fill in the numbered blanks with the information you've got. Fill in each blank with NO MORE 777A/V THREE WORDS. You will hear the short passage TWICE. The Citv of Xi'an

Part n Language Knowledge (45 marks) Section A (15 marks) Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked. A, B. C and. D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. 21. I've come to the point _____ I can't stand her arguing any longer. A. which B. where C. how D. that 22. I’ve got 29 different teapots in my collection. If I buy this one, that 11 make _____ 30. A. it B. one C. those D. them 23. It was the first time I _____ how old my mother _____ and it made me feel very sad. A. had noticed; had become B. noticed; had become C. had noticed; became D. noticed; became 24. All children deserve _____ equal opportunities in education so that they can succeed in life. A. being given B. having given
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C. to be given D. to give 25. Some house plants grow better if placed near a window with plenty of sunlight ______ others prefer to be in a more shaded spot. A. unless B. since C. when D. while 26. Just in front of our school _____ with a history of 500 years. A. stands a tall tree B. does a tall tree stand C. a tall tree stood D. a tall tree stands 27. The book, which became the best-seller, was written by Arthur's wife. Joan._____ he married in 1962. A. to whom B. whom C. and whom D. with whom 28. John's father suggested that a doctor _____ at once. A. sent for B. send for C. had been send for D. be sent for 29. _____. the bird may abandon the nest. leaving the chicks to die. A. Be disturbed B. Having disturbed C. Disturbed D. Disturbing 30. It's very kind of you to help me with the washing-up, but you really _____ because I am quite happy to do it on my own. A. oughtn't to have bothered B. ought to bother C. oughtn't to bother D. ought to have bothered 31. There is a general but false assumption _____ intelligent people do better in life. A. as B. what C. that D. which 32. —Excuse me. will you show me _____ the software? —Of course, please wait a moment. A. how to be loaded B. what to be loaded C. how to load D. what to load 33. My breakfast, such as it is. _____ five pieces of bread and a cup of milk. A. making up of B. made up of C. makes up of D. is made up of 34. A true friend is always there when _____. In other words, a friend in need is a friend indeed. A. it is needed B. needed C. it needs D. needing 35. Now that you are a student, you have to sit the exams. _____ feel like doing them. A. whatever much don't you B. whatever much you don't C. however much don t you D. however much you don't Section B (18 marks) Directions: For each blank in the following passage there, are. four words or phrases marked A. B, C and. D. Fill in each blank with the word. or phrase that best fits the context. When I was in kindergarten. I remember my mother holding my hand as we walked to my school. Having my hand within hers made me feel 36 One fall day two months later, my mother 37 said I could go to school all by myself. In those days, it was not very 38 the way it is now. I was so 39 that my mother let me go alone. I felt grown up. However, I soon discovered that it was not much fun. There were two girls who would pull the tassels(流苏)
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of my cap as I entered the schoolyard. They 40 me by saying. "You'd better not tell anybody!" I was too 41 to tell my mother. My mother felt something was wrong. One day she asked. "What's wrong? You don't seem 42 about going to school." I replied shyly. "I don't know." The next day I set off for school as usual. However, this day. without my knowing, my mother 43 me to school to see what was going on. As usual, the two girls were there, ready to 44 me. However, my mother seemed to appear out of nowhere all of a sudden! She 45 the two girls and told them she would be following me to school every day and that she would shake them if she ever saw them pull my cap again. Panic appeared all over their faces as they said. "Sorry, we won't 46 her again." My mother 47 me and told me I should never be afraid to tell her anything. My mother has been my guardian angel. Whether I can see her or not, I know she's always there! 36. A. safe B. strong C. strange D. positive 37. A. quickly B. finally C. weakly D. naturally 38. A. special B. regular C. convenient D. dangerous 39. A. careful B. worried C. proud D. sad 40. A. cheated B. frightened C. depressed D. shocked 41. A. embarrassed B. disappointed C. scared D. ashamed 42. A. excited B. crazy C. cautious D. confused 43. A. helped B. drove C. followed D. sent 44. A. welcome B. surprise C. beat D. tease 45. A. approached B. recognized C. doubted D. noticed 46. A. fight with B. laugh at C. look at D. depend on 47. A. passed B. greeted C. criticized D. hugged Section C (12 marks) Directions : Complete the following passage by filling in each blank with one word. that best fits the. context. A bag is one of the most simple and useful things in the world. It is a container made of paper or cloth. It has given the world many strange expressions, some of 48 are widely used in the United States today. One expression is to let the cat out 49 the bag. It is used 50 someone tells something that is supposed to be secret. No one can explain 51 the cat got into the bag. But there is 52 old story about it. Long ago tradesmen sold things in large cloth bags. One day a woman asked 53 a pig. The tradesman held up a cloth bag 54 something moving inside it. He said it was a live pig. The woman asked to see it. When the dishonest tradesman opened the bag. out jumped a cat—not a pig. The tradesman's secret was out. He was trying to trick 55 And then everybody knew it. Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension (30 marks) Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished, statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B. C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage. A At the playground near my family's apartment. I sometimes get annoyed when I see older kids running up the slides or jumping off the side of the jungle gym (儿童攀缘游戏立体构架) .After all, little kids play there, too—and they might get hurt. But honestly, I'm not so sure I can blame them for trying to make the playground a little bit more exciting. In our neighborhood park, there's not much to interest a kid over the age of 6 or 7. How is that possible? According to a report, modern playgrounds are no fun and excitement for thrill-seeking kids. all as a result of helicopter parents. That worries child development experts, who say that as kids become older and outgrow ( 长大而厌倦 ) the cookie-cutter equipment, they become less interested in playing outside.
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Child development experts believe that exposure to risk makes kids more comfortable with it—keeping them too safe can encourage anxiety. "We don't give our children enough space to help them test their limits or to help them become confident in their physical skills," Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, a professor in the department of psychology at Philadelphia's Temple University, told the WSJ. "Sometimes when we protect people too much they never learn to take healthy risks." Of course, playground designers don't want to create spaces that lead to lots of children getting hurt. But there are ways to give kids a sense of excitement without risking serious injuries—for instance, the WSJ notes. "Specially designed climbing nets allow children to reach considerable (相当大的)) heights, without sacrificing safety in case of falls. "There are these types of more exciting playgrounds in Europe, and the movement is starting to spread to the U. S. "It's important that play environments are as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible, "said Ellen Sandseter. an associate professor at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education in Norway. What do you think? Is your neighborhood playground too boring? 56. Why does the author sometimes get angry according to Paragraph I? A. There's a lot of danger at the playground. B. There's not much to interest a kid in many parks. C. Little kids get hurt now and then at the playground. D. Some kids' risky actions may cause danger to the young. 57. What is child development experts' attitude towards modern playgrounds? A. Positive. B. Critical. C. Reserved. D. Casual. 58. ''Helicopter parents" mentioned in Paragraph 2 can be described as _____. A. honest B. curious C. overprotective D. overactive @ ^.t^X^Tg-(^W)- 6 59. According to Ellen Sandseter, _____. A. climbing nets are popular in Europe B. some playgrounds in the U.S. are exciting C. play environments should be as safe as possible D. parents should prepare kids for reasonable risks 60. What's the best title for the text? A. Have kids been exposed to more risks? B. Why are kids' physical skills so limited? C. Have kids' playgrounds become too safe? D. Why are kids losing interest in playing outside? B Renault's new Twizy could be the future of motoring. . . or at least a big part of it. This is not some crazy future concept—this is a real vehicle, fully electric, and on sale now. Prices for the Twizy start at 6, 690,with battery hire from 45 a month. But is it a car? Technically no. it's classified under UK law as something closer to a moped(摩托自行车). A two-seater(the passenger sits behind the driver), the Twizy runs on electric power only. and is designed to cover all those little trips we do. And as 87 per cent of Europe's drivers do less than 37 miles a day—50 per cent less than 12—there's really no need to be burning gas for that sort of journey. The Twizy is arguably the most unusual vehicle in this country. Other cars have been beautifully designed, others have been small, but no car has turned motoring on its head in quite the same way. The Twizy's batteries have a range of 62 miles, and it plugs into a standard socket like any other electrical
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equipment, going from flat to full power in three and a half hours. There are no full doors on the vehicle, so think of it like a covered moped with four wheels, but no noise and no need for a helmet. There's also a lower-powered type being designed, the Twizy 45. for which you don't need a license. Seeing the Twizy in the flesh, you're surprised by how striking it looks. Sit in it and everything feels right— just car enough to be easy. but different enough to be exciting. With the battery underneath you. the vehicle is suckered (吸.) to the road, and the electric power means it accelerates with real energy up to about 50 mph. You don't feel you need any more. In the UK, the weather alone may make it a good buy. but the lack of easy access to outdoor sockets is the biggest challenge. Only time will tell if this brave move answers enough problems to find a place in our lives. 61. According to Paragraph 1, Renault's new Twizy _____. A. is a concept car B. is classified as a car C. can be hired by the day D. has been put on the market 62. Which of the following is TRLIE about the appearance of the Twizy? A. Attractive. B. Awkward. C. Traditional. D. Colorful. 63. What do we know about the Twizy 45? A. A helmet is needed to drive it. B. It makes more noise than the Twizy. C. You can drive it without taking a test. D. Its batteries are better than the Twizy's. 64. What will probably prevent the popularity of the Twizy? A. Its low speed. B. Its weak batteries. C. Its limited inner space. D. Its demand for outdoor sockets. 65. In which part of a magazine can we most probably read this text? A. Travel. B. Technology. C. Economy. D. Environment. C American transportation pioneer William H. Russell advertised for riders to work on the Overland Express Route in March 1860. Russell had failed repeatedly to get the backing of the Senate Post Office for an express route to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri—the westernmost point reached by the railroad and telegraph—and California. St. Joseph was the starting point for the nearly 2. 000-mile central route to the West. Except for a few settlements, the route beyond St. Joseph was a vast. unknown land where Native Americans primarily lived. Many thought that year-round transportation across this area was impossible because of extreme weather conditions. Russell organized his own express to prove otherwise. With partners Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell. Russell formed the Central Overland California and Pike ' s Peak Express Company. They built new relay stations and readied existing ones. The country was combed for good horses—hardy enough to challenge deserts and mountains and to stand thirst in summer and ice in winter. Riders were recruited (招募) in a hurry but. before being hired, had to swear on the Bible not to fight or abuse their animals and to conduct themselves honestly. On April 3, 1860. the Pony Express began its run. On average, a rider covered 75 to 100miles daily. He changed horses at relay stations set 10 to 15 miles apart, swiftly transferring (转移) himself and his four pockets of mail to the new mount.
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The first mail by the Pony Express from St. Joseph to Sacramento took ten days. cutting the overland stage time via the southern route by more than half. The fastest delivery was in March 1861. when President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural (就职的)) address was carried from St. Joseph to Sacramento in 7 days and 17 hours. On July 1. 1861, the Pony Express began operating under contract ( 合同) as a mail route. By that time, the Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company was deeply in debt. Though it had charged as much as $ 5 a half ounce for a letter at a time when ordinary U.S. postage was no more than ten cents, the company did not make its operating expenses. The Pony Express officially ended October 26. 1861, after the Transcontinental telegraph line was completed. 66. The underlined word "backing in Paragraph 2 can be replaced by "_____ A. support B. benefit C. attention D. job 67. Before 1860. the central route to the West _____. A. was mainly taken by mailmen B. had become a well-traveled route C. had not been explored thoroughly D. was well protected by Native Americans 68. It can be learned from the text that to search for good horses, Russell ____ A. built new relay stations B. put in a great deal of effort C. asked some riders for advice D. walked through deserts and mountains 69. According to the text, the Pony Express _____. A. had very few relay stations B. delivered its first mail successfully C. sometimes treated its animals badly D. began its run in the latter half of 1860 70. Which of the following brought the Pony Express to an official end? A. The heavy debt. B. The high postage. C. A new method of sending messages. D. A new express company's establishment. Part IV Writing (45 marks) Section A (10 marks) Directions : Read the following passage. Fill in the numbered blanks by using the. Information from the passage. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. The 9-to-5 work routine plays a big part in the lives of many people, and many find it hard to adjust to a life with no job. Problems experienced as a result of unemployment include the loss of earnings, as well as the amount of tree time that someone suddenly has to till. With some careful planning, however, anyone can cope with the problems of unemployment. The loss of earnings makes life more difficult when you are unemployed. A simple idea to carry out as soon as possible after losing a job involves writing down a full list of monthly expenses. Work through the list to identify those considered a luxury rather than a necessity. Cutting luxury items from monthly expenses will help preserve money to better endure (忍受) a period of unemployment. Besides, finding ways to earn a little extra money each month is advised during a period of unemployment. Searching the Internet provides a way to find paid tasks these days, with options including online article writing or paid surveys. However, try to avoid the websites that ask for payment up front (预付)or unreasonable personal
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information, especially financial data. Part- time job opportunities in your neighborhood might be another good choice. Keep an eye on the boards in local grocery stores for opportunities. As we know, finding a new job involves effort, and setting aside a period of time every day should help you find a job more quickly. Updating your resume to make it as professional as possible will help when you apply for jobs. Also. use this newly free time to network and get in touch with friends and former colleagues who might know about job opportunities.

Section B (10 marks) Directions: Read the following passage. Answer the. questions according to the information given in the passage and the required, words limit. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Alien is planning to build a spaceship that could replace the Space Shuttle and put paying passengers into space this decade. Alien is hoping to launch unmanned rockets from a huge flying carrier plane to put governmental and commercial satellites into space and eventually send humans into space. The important plan comes only months after the United States retired the Space Shuttle program after 30 years. It opens the door for private enterprises to supply space vehicles. Alien's rocket will be launched from what will be the world's biggest plane. The rocket itself will be made by private space company SpaceX. The first test flight is targeted for 2015 with the first commercial flight the year after. Alien, the only funding source for development, indicated the project would cost $ 200 million or more. Fifty-eight-year-old Alien, listed by Forbes Magazine as the world s 57th richest person, is the latest in the line of billionaires (亿万富翁)p with interests in the privatization (私有化) of space travel. Alien said he has long had space fantasies. "I dreamed of becoming an astronaut. "he said at his office in downtown Seattle. Poor eyesight ruined his dream of becoming a pilot, but he said his ambition for space travel never died. Initially, his company will aim to fly unmanned rockets to put mid-sized satellites into orbit, and perhaps fly cargo (货物) to the International Space Station, if permitted. Since the Space Shuttle's retirement, NASA is under increasing pressure to show the next innovation (创新) in US space flight. The United States is dependent on partner countries' spacecraft to fly cargo and people to the space
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station, although NASA is working together with some private enterprises. After that. Alien's target is to fly paying customers into space, which he says has a huge potential market. 81. Why is Alien planning to build a spaceship? (No more than 12 words) 82. What provides the chance for the private to supply space vehicles? (No more than 7 words) 83. What problem is the US space center facing? (No more than 12 words) 84. What does the passage mainly talk about? (No more than 7 words) Section C(20 marks) Directions:Write an English composition accordi,zg to the instructions given below. 假如你是中学生李华,今年三月,作为“国际学生交换”项目中的一名交换生,你去美国学习、 生活,现在刚刚回国。请你给在美国结识的朋友汤姆写一封感谢信。 内容包括: 1、你在美国学习、生活的收获; 2、感谢他带你参观纽约; 3、邀请他来中国。 注意: 1、词数:不少于 120 个(开头和结尾已给出,但不计入总词数); 2、可以适当增加细节,以使行文连续。 Dear Tom, I'm writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for your warm hospitality

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