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外研社高二上期英语入学考试试题(含答案)


成都七中高 2015 级高二上期英语测试
满分 100 分,考试时间 60 分钟

一. 单项填空(共 20 小题;每小题 l 分,满分 20 分)
1. ---Shall we meet in the morning or in the afternoon? --- _____. Actually, I’ll be available t

he whole day. A. That’s settled C. Yes, I like them both B. It makes no difference to me D. I’d prefer neither

2. The UN has made an announcement _____ a global conference on women will be held in 2015, _____ issues connected with women such as health care will be discussed. A. that; which B. which; that C. where; which D. that; where 3. ---What’s wrong with your mobile phone? I’ve been calling you for ages, but every time I call, the only response is “Sorry, the number you dialed is out of service”! ---Really, maybe it’s because my mobile isn’t _________the signal well. A. picking out B. picking up C. bringing out D. giving away 4. Evidence has been found through years of study that children’s early sleeping problems are _______ to continue when they grow up. A. likely B. possible C. probable D. narrowly 5. Do let your mother know the truth. She seems to _______ everything. A. have told B. be told C. have been told D. being told 6. The water ______ cool when I joined into the pool for morning exercise. A. was felt B. is felt C. felt D. feels 7. ---Why are your eyes so red? You_______ have slept well last night. ---Yeah, I stayed up late writing a report. A. can’t B. mustn’t C. needn’t D. won’t 8. The findings made by the scientists ______ the burial customs of the Indian tribes of that area. A. give rise to B. led to C. threw light upon D. resulted in 9. _________ is known to all,good friends _________ happiness and value to life. A. It; add B. As; add C. It; add up D. As; add to 10. A man is being questioned in relation to the ________ murder last night. A. advised B. attended C. attempted D. admitted 11.--- If you like I can do some shopping for you. --- That’s a very kind ________. A. offer B. service C. point D. suggestion 12.A man cannot smile like a child, _____ a child smiles with his eyes, while a man smiles with his lips alone.
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A. so B. but C. and D. for 13.---Do you have enough to _______ all your daily expenses? ---Oh yes, enough and to spare. A. spend B. cover C. cost D. take 14. Recently a survey _____ prices of the same goods in two different supermarkets has caused heated debate among citizens. A. compared B. comparing C. compares D. being compared 15. The tiger is usually considered to be the king of all animals, as it is a(n) ____ of courage and power. A. symbol B. sign C. signal D. example 16. John and David are twins. They are similar ____ each other in appearance, but differ widely _____character. A. to, from B. in, in C. to , in D. in , from 17. At the routine office meeting, the headmaster insisted that the problems_______ paid special attention to . A. referred to be B. referred to being C. refer to being D. refer to be 18______ the disease, I have the opportunity to build my character. A. Regardless of B. In addition to C. Despite D. Thanks to 19. If you are not sure how to behave in a formal dinner party, you may act in the way _____the others behave. A. that B. it C. which D. in that 20. Some insects _____ the colour of their surroundings to protect themselves. A. take in B. take off C take on D. take out 二. 完形填空(共 20 小题; 每小题 2 分, 满分 40 分) 阅读下面短文,从短文后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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 The purpose of a letter of application(求职信) is to help you to “sell” yourself. It should state ___21___ the job you want, and should tell what your abilities are and what you have ___22___. It should be simple, human, personal and brief without ___23___ out any necessary facts. In writing a letter of application, keep in ___24___ that the things a possible employer is most ___25___ to want to know about are your qualifications(条件), your achievements and your aims. The opening paragraph is perhaps the most important part. ___26___ the first few sentences fail to ___27___ the reader’s attention, the rest of the letter may not be ___28___ at all. Try to key your opening remarks to the needs or interests of the employer not ___29___ your own need or desires. For example, instead of beginning with “I saw your ___30___ in today’s newspaper,” you might say “I have made a careful ___31___ of your advertising during the past six months” or “I have made a survey in my neighborhood to find out how many housewives ___32___ your product and why they like it. ”
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Try to ___33___ generalities. Be clear about the kind of job for which you are now ___44___. College graduates looking for their first positions often ask “What can I ___35___ in a letter? Employers want experience—which, naturally, no ___36___ has.” The answer is that everything you have ever done is ___37___. It is important to write a good strong closing for your letter. ___38___ a specific request for an interview or give the possible employer something definite to do or expect. An excellent ___39___ is to enclose(内附) a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your letter. That makes it ___40___ for a possible employer to get in touch with you. 21. A. clearly B. carefully C. obviously D. easily 22. A. found B. done C. known D. heard 23. A. sending B. taking C. leaving D. picking 24. A. brain B. sight C. order D. mind 25. A. probable B. possible C. likely D. able 26. A. While B. Although C. As D. If 27. A. pay B. win C. show D. fix 28. A. kept B. continued C. written D. read 29. A. to B. for C. into D. from 30. A. advertisement B. report C. article D. introduction 31. A. watch B. search C. study D. discussion 32. A. change B. make C. sel D. use 33. A. avoid B. remember C. protect D. gain 34. A. losing B. applying C. preparing D. fitting 35. A. offer B. supply C. mean D. provide 36. A. worker B. beginner C. owner D. manager 37. A. success B. development C. practice D. experience 38. A. Make B. Ask C. State D. Get 39. A. result B. decision C. promise D. idea 40. A. happier B. easier C. cheaper D. safer

三. 阅读理解(每题 2 分,共 20 题,满分 40 分) 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,并在答题卡 上将该项涂黑。

(A)
Imagination and fantasy can play an important role in achieving the things we fear. Children know this very well. Fred Epstein, in his book If I Make It to Five, tells a story he heard from one of friends about Tom, a four-year-old boy with a cancer in his back bone. He came through several operations and a lot of pain by mastering his imagination. Tom loved to pretend, and he particularly loved to play superheroes, Dr Epstein explained that it
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was actually a brilliant way for his young mind to handle the terrifying and painful life he led. The day before his third trip to the operating room, Tom was terribly afraid. “ Maybe I could go as Superman,” he whispered to his mom. Hearing this, the mother hesitated for a while. She had avoided buying the expensive costume,but finally she agreed. The next day Tom appeared as the powerful Superman, showing off through the hospital halls and coolly waving his hand to the people greeting him along the way. And Tom, with the strength of his fantasy, successfully made it through the operation. The power of imagination need not be reserved for children only. We all have the power to use our fantasies to attempt things we never thought possible, to go through those things that seem impossible, and to achieve what we never believed we could. Just as Dr. Epstein puts it, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. 41.What do we know about Tom? A. He was seriously ill. B. He was a dishonest boy. C. He was crazy about magic. D. He was Dr. Epstein’s patient. 42.What can be inferred about Tom’s mother? A. She was a rich lady. B. She refused Tom’s request. C. She wanted Tom to be a superhero. D. She wanted to get Tom through the pain. 43.When Tom went for the third operation, he . A. pretended to be painful. B. acted like a superhero. C. appeared in poor spirits. D. argued with his mother. 44.What is the purpose of the passage? A. To tell us an interesting story. B. To help us make right decisions. C. To advise us to care about children. D. To encourage us to use our imagination. For some people, music is no fun at all. About four percent of the population is what scientists call “amusic.” People who are amusic are born without the ability to recognize or reproduce musical notes (音调). Amusic people often cannot tell the difference between two-songs. Amusics can only hear the difference between two notes if they are far apart on the musical scale. As a result, songs sound like noise to an amusic. Many amusics compare the sound of music to pieces of metal hitting each other. Life can be hard for amusics. Their ability to enjoy music sets them apart from others. It can be difficult for other people to identify with their condition. In fact, most people cannot begin to grasp what it feels like to be amusic. Just going to a restaurant or a shopping
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mall can be uncomfortable or even painful. That is why many amusics intentionally stay away from places where there is music. However, this can result in withdrawal and social isolation. “I used to hate parties,” says Margaret, a seventy-year-old woman who only recently discovered that she was amusic. By studying people like Margaret, scientists are finally learning bow to identify this unusual condition. Scientists say that the brains of amusics are different from the brains of people who can appreciate music. The difference is complex, and it doesn’t involve defective hearing. Amusics can understand other nonmusical sounds well. They also have no problems understanding ordinary speech. Scientists compare amusics to people who just can’t see certain colors. Many amusics are happy when their condition is finally diagnosed (诊断). For years, Margaret felt embarrassed about her problem with music. Now she knows that she is not alone. There is a name for her condition. That makes it easier for her to explain. “When people invite me to a concert I just say “No thanks. I'm amusic,” says Margaret. “I just wish I had learned to say that when I was seventeen and not seventy.” 45. Which of the following is true of amusics? A. Listening to music is far from enjoyable for them. B. They love places where they are likely to hear music. C. They can easily tell two different songs apart. D. Their situation is well understood by musicians. 46. According to paragraph 3, a person with “defective hearing” is probably one who ______ . A. dislikes listening to speeches B. can hear anything nonmusical C. has a hearing problem D. lacks a complex hearing system 47. In the last paragraph, Margaret expressed her wish that ______ . A. her problem with music had been diagnosed earlier B. she were seventeen years old rather than seventy C. her problem could be easily explained D. she were able to meet other amusics 48. What is the passage mainly concerned with? A. Amusics’ strange behaviours. B. Some people’s inability to enjoy music. C. Musical talent and brain structure. D. Identification and treatment of amusics. (B) Although being famous might sound like a dream come true, today’s star, feeling like zoo animals, face pressures that few of us can imagine. They are at the center of much of the world’s attention. Paparazzi (狗仔队) camp outside their homes, cameras ready. Tabloids (小报) publish thrilling stories about their personal lives. Just imagine not being able to do anything without being photographed or interrupted for a signature. According to psychologist Christina Villareal, celebrities — famous people — worry constantly about their public appearance. Eventually, they start to lose track of who they really are, seeing themselves the way their fans imagine them, not as the people they were before everyone knew their
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names. “Over time,” Villareal says, “they feel separated and alone.” The phenomenon of tracking celebrities has been around for ages. In the 4th century B.C., painters followed Alexander the Great into battle, hoping to picture his victories for his admirers. When Charles Dickens visited America in the 19th century, his sold-out readings attracted thousands of fans, leading him to complain about his lack of privacy. Tabloids of the 1920s and 1930s ran articles about film-stars in much the same way that modern tabloids and websites do. Being a public figure today, however, is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Superstars cannot move about without worrying about photographers with modern cameras. When they say something silly or do something ridiculous, there is always the Internet to spread the news in minutes and keep their “story” alive forever. If fame is so troublesome, why aren’t all celebrities running away from it? The answer is there are still ways to deal with it. Some stars stay calm by surrounding themselves with trusted friends and family or by escaping to remote places away from big cities. They focus not on how famous they are but on what they love to do or whatever made them famous in the first place. Sometimes a few celebrities can get a little justice. Still, even stars who enjoy full justice often complain about how hard their lives are. They are tired of being famous already. 49. It can be learned from the passage that stars today ______. A. are often misunderstood by the public B. can no longer have their privacy protected C. spend too much on their public appearance D. care little about how they have come into fame 50. What is the main idea of Paragraph 3? A. Great heroes of the past were generally admired. B. The problem faced by celebrities has a long history. C. Well-known actors are usually targets of tabloids. D. Works of popular writers often have a lot of readers. 51. What makes it much harder to be a celebrity today? A. Availability of modern media. B. Inadequate social recognition. C. Lack of favorable chances. D. Huge population of fans. 52. What is the author’s attitude toward modern celebrity? A. Sincere. B. Sceptical. C. Disapproving. D. Sympathetic. (C) Home Laundry Automatic Dryer Product Full Two Year Warranty(保修) Limited Five Year Warranty on Cabinet(机箱) Warranty Provides for: FIRST TWO YEARS Amana will repair or replace any faulty part free of charge. THIRD THRU FIFTH YEARS Amana will provide a free replacement part for any cabinet which
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proves faulty due to rust(生锈) Warranty Limitations: ? Warranty begins at date of original purchase. ? Applies only to product used within the United States or in Canada if product is approved by Canadian Standards Association when shipped from factory. ? Products used on a commercial or rental basis are not covered by this warranty. ? Service must be performed by an Amana servicer. ? Adjustments covered during first year only. Warranty Docs Not Cover It If: ? Product has damage due to product alteration, connection to an improper electrical supply, shipping and handling, accident, fire, floods, lightning or other conditions beyond the control of Amana. ? Product is improperly installed or applied.

Owner’s Responsibilities: ? Provide sales receipt. ? Normal care and maintenance. ? Having the product reasonably accessible for service. ? Pay for service calls related to product installation or usage instructions. ? Pay for extra service costs, over normal service charges, if servicer is requested to perform service outside servicer’s normal business hours. In no event shall Amana be responsible for consequential damages. ★


This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.

53. According to Warranty Limitations, a product can be under warranty if ______ . A. shipped from a Canadian factor B. rented for home use C. repaired by the user himself D. used in the U.S.A. 54. According to Owner’s Responsibilities, an owner has to pay for ______ . A. the loss of the sales receipt B. a servicer’s overtime work C. the product installation D. a mechanic's transportation 55. Which of the following is true according to the warranty? A. Consequential damages are excluded across America. B. A product damaged in a natural disaster is covered by the warranty. C. A faulty cabinet due to rust can be replaced free in the second year. D. Free repair is available for a product used improperly in the first year. (D) Some people think that success is only for those with talent or those who grow up in the right family, and others believe that success mostly comes down to luck. I’m not going to say luck, talent and circumstances don’t come into play because they do . some people are born into the right family while others are born with great intelligence, and that’s just the reality of how life is . However, to succeed in life, one first needs to set a goal and then gradually make it more practical.
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And, in addition to that, in order to get really good at something, one needs to spend at least 10,000 hours studying and practicing. To become great at certain things, it’ll require even more time, time that most people won’t put in. This is a big reason why many successful people advise you to do something you love. If you don’t enjoy what you do, it is going to feel like unbearable pain and will likely make you quit well before you ever become good at it. When you see people exhibiting some great skills or having achieved great success, you know that they have put in a huge part of their life to get there at a huge cost. It’s sometimes easy to think they got lucky or they were born with some rare talent, but thinking that way does you no good, and there’s a huge chance that you’re wrong anyway. Whatever you do, if you want to become great at it, you need to work day in and day out, almost to the point of addiction, and over a long period of time. If you’re not willing to put in the time and work, don’t expect to receive any rewards. Consistent, hard work won’t guarantee you the level of success you may want, but it will guarantee that you will become really good at whatever it is you put all that work into. 56. Paragraph 1 mainly talks about ______. A. the reasons for success B. the meaning of success C. the standards of success D. the importance of success 57. In Paragraph 2, the underlined word that refers to ______. A. being good at something B. setting a practical goal C. putting in more time D. succeeding in life 58. Successful people suggest doing what one loves because ______. A. work makes one feel pain B. one tends to enjoy his work C. one gives up his work easily D. it takes a lot of time to succeed 59. What can we infer from Paragraph 4? A. Successful people like to show their great skills. B. People sometimes succeed without luck or talent. C. People need to achieve success at the cost of life. D. It helps to think that luck or talent leads to success. 60. What is the main theme of the passage? A. Having a goal is vital to success. B. Being good is different from being great. C. One cannot succeed without time and practice. D. Luck, talent and family help to achieve success.
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成都七中高 2015 级高二上期英语测试
答案

单项选择 1---5 BDBAC 6—10 CACBC 11—15 ADBBA 16—20 CADAC

完形填空 21-25 ABCDC 26-30 DBDAA 31-35 CDABD 36-40 BDADB

阅读理解 41-45 ADBDA 46-50 CABBB 51-55 ADDBC 56-60 ABDBC

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