2015-2016学年高二上学期期中考试英语试题

2015—2016学年第一学期期中考试

高二年级英语试题

说明:1、本卷分第I卷和第II卷两部分,满分120分,考试时间120分钟。

2、所有答案必须填写到答题卡和答卷纸上,否则无效。

第一部分听力(共两节,满分20分)

第一节(共5小题;每小题1分,满分5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,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小题。每段对话仅读一遍。

1. What does the woman want the man to do?

A. Do his homework

B. Turn down the radio

C. Use earphones

2. When did the woman go to bed last night?

A. At 11:00 pm

B. At 11:40 pm

C. At 2:00 am

3. What does the woman want the man to do?

A. Buy some stuff

B. Give her a call

C. Have lunch with her

4. What are they going to do on the 30th?

A. Take an exam

B. Hand in their paper

C. Go to a concert

5. When will the party be held?

A. On the 8th

B. On the 9th

C. On the 10th

第二节(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分)

听下面5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,并标记在试卷的相应位置上。听每段对话或独白前,你都有时间阅读各个小题,每小题5秒钟;听完后,各小题给出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、7题。

6. Where does the conversation probably take place?

A. At a bookstore

B. On the Internet

C. In a coffee bar

7. What do we know about Nancy?

A. She likes milk

B. She is 16 years old

C. She is younger than the woman

听第7段材料,回答第8至10题。

8. What did Mike do?

2015-2016学年高二上学期期中考试英语试题

A. He yelled at the boss.

B. He tried to cover up his mistake.

C. He fixed someone else’s mistake.

9. What did the man think Mike should have done?

A. He should have turned to his boss.

B. He should have admitted his mistake bravely.

C. He should have corrected his mistake immediately.

10. What does the woman think of the man?

A. He’s smart.

B. He’s a fool.

C. He makes mistakes sometimes.

听第8段材料,回答第11至13题。

11. What has happened?

A. The woman had an accident.

B. The man’s store was robbed.

C. A car ran into the man’s store.

12. Why does the woman think they don’t need to worry?

A. Because no one was hurt.

B. Because they have insurance.

C. Because their claim will be paid soon.

13. What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers?

A. Husband and wife.

B. Boss and employee.

C. Colleagues.

听第9段材料,回答第14至17题。

14. What is the probably relationship between the two speakers?

A. Colleagues.

B. A couple.

C. Neighbors.

15. What’s the woman’s idea for losing weight?

A. To go to a gym

B. To ask the man for help.

C. To take diet pills.

16. How much weight did the man’s wife lose earlier this year?

A. 5 pounds

B. 30 pounds

C. 13 pounds

17. When will they start walking?

A. Tomorrow morning

B. At tomorrow’s lunchtime

C. This afternoon

听第10段材料,回答第18至20题。

18. How thicker was the snow in Redfield than that in Oswego?

A. 2 feet

B. 3 feet

C. 5 feet

19. Why were the kids happy?

A. Because they could go skiing.

B. Because they could go ice skating.

C. Because they needn’t go to school and could play.

20. How long were they schools closed?

A. For the whole winter.

B. For a week.

C. For a month

第二部分英语知识运用(共两节, 满分35分)

第一节:单项填空(共15小题; 每小题1分,满分15分)

21. —Do you know Professor Steward well?

—Not really, just a nodding _______.

A. association

B. applicant

C. recognition

D. acquaintance

22. Ma Yun, founder of Alibaba, declared that he would take in any good employee ______ age,

sex or background.

A. instead of

B. regardless of

C. in terms of

D. on account of

23. Finally the children had to give up the plan of a party because of _________ support from the

teachers and parents. Another reason was that they were __________ funds.

A. lack of; lacking in

http://www.360docs.net/doc/info-33af94a2a6c30c2258019e50.htmlcking of ;lacked

C. lack in; for lack of

D. lacking in; lacking

24.________ the cost of living here with that in other places, you will find that it is cheaper here.

A. Compared

B. Compare

C. Comparing

D. To compare

25.Tom asked the candy makers if they could make the chocolate easier ______ into small pieces.

A.break

B.breaking

C.broken

D.to break

26. Without permission, no one ______ let out the news.

A. shall

B.should

C.is supposed to

D. is allowed

27.__________ late in the morning, he turned off the alarm, for he needed a good rest.

A. Sleeping

B. Sleep

C. Having sleep

D. To sleep

28. As far as I'm concerned, the manager never breaks his word; you can rely on ________ that

he'll attend the meeting on time.

A.him

B.it

C.yourself

D.one

29. ---John, how did your English exam go?

---I thought I ______, but in fact I came in the top 10% in the class.

A. should have failed

B. couldn’ t have failed

C. might have failed

D. mustn’t have failed

30. With a lot of difficult problems _____________, the manager felt like a cat on hot bricks.

A. settled

B. settling

C. being settled

D. to settle

31.If you don't plan to stay there long in the coming holiday, ________.

A.so do I

B.so will I

C.nor do I

D.nor will I

32.—Tom seems not so enthusiastic as he was two years ago.

—Yes. He’s really reached a point in his career ______ he has to decide what to do next.

A. that

B. when

C. where

D. which

33.Would you please _____________ the paper for me and see if there are any obvious mistakes?

A. look around

B. look into

C. look up

D. look through

34.The man is such a ________ person that there is no doubt that he will do whatever he has

promised.

A. committed

B. sensitive

C. cautious

D. reliable

35. —-I'm thinking of the driving test tomorrow. I'm afraid I can't pass it this time.

—-________!I'm sure you'll make it.

A.Take it easy

B.Never mind

C.Take your time

D.No problem

第二节:完形填空(共20小题;每小题1分,满分20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。

I used to hate being called upon in class mainly because I didn’t like attention drawn to myself. And 36 otherwise assigned(指定)a seat by the teacher, I always 37 to sit at the back of the classroom.

All this 38 after I joined a sports team. It began when a teacher suggested I try out for the basketball team. At first I thought it was a crazy 39 because I didn’t have a good sense of balance, nor did I have the 40 to keep pace with the others on the team and they would tease me. But for the teacher who kept insisting on my “41 for it”, I wouldn’t have decided to give a try.

Getting up the 42 to go to the tryouts was only the half of it! When I first started 43 the practice sessions, I didn’t even know the rules of the game, much 44 what I was doing. Sometimes I’d get 45 and take a shot at the wrong direction—which made me feel really stupid. 46 , I wasn’t the only one “new” at the game, so I decided to 47 on learning the game, do my best at each practice session, and not be too hard on myself for the things I didn’t 48 “just yet”.

I practiced and practiced. Soon I knew the 49 and the “moves”. Being part of a team was fun and motivating. Very soon the competitive 50 in me was winning over my lack of confidence. With time, I learned how to play and made friends in the 51 — friends who respected my efforts to work hard and be a team player. I never had so much fun!

With my 52 self-confidence comes more praise from teachers and classmates. I have gone from “53” in the back of the classroom and not wanting to call attention to myself, 54 raising my hand—even when I sometimes wasn’t and not 100 percent 55 I had the right answer. Now I have more self-confidence in myself.

36. A. as B. unless C. until D. though

37. A. chose B. agreed C. meant D. hoped

38. A. continued B. settled C. changed D. started

39. A. saying B. plan C. belief D. idea

40. A. right B. ability C. chance D. patience

41. A. looking B. going C. cheering D. applying

42. A. strengths B. knowledge C. courage D. competence

43. A. attending B. preparing C. enjoying D. watching

44. A. worse B. later C. less D. further

45. A. committed B. separated C. embarrassed D. confused

46. A. Interestingly B. Obviously C. Fortunately D. Hopefully

47. A. try B. act C. rely D. focus

48. A. want B. do C. know D. support

49. A. steps B. rules C. orders D. games

50. A. part B. roles C. mind D. value

51. A. movement B. operation C. process D. situation

52. A. improved B. expressed C. preserved D. recognized

53. A. dreaming B. playing C. hiding D. relaxing

54. A. to B. for C. with D. by

55. A. lucky B. happy C. satisfied D. sure

第三部分阅读理解(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A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项。

A

When I got up, Mom was already awake. I could hear her doing something in the kitchen. It was my birthday, and I was afraid what if my husband had neglected to take Mom shopping for a card? Once Mom found out it was my birthday, she would be sad that she had forgotten it and had nothing to give me. She even couldn’t remember what we did two hours ago.

Birthdays are not a big deal to me. I hate growing older. I don’t mind if Mom forgets my birthday as long as she still remembers me. That someday she might not recognize me has been my biggest fear ever since Mom got dementia(痴呆). I can’t imagine anything more terrible than being forgotten by your own mother.

When Mom suffered from dementia seven years ago, I was told she did not have Alzheimer’s disease. I hoped that meant she would never forget her family. But as Mom’s dementia became worse, I realized that I had no idea whether dementia could be as bad as Alzheimer’s.

The sleeping house was quiet except for the sound of Mom’s washing the bowls left last night in the kitchen. Will Mom live long enough to forget me? Will the day come when she no longer worries about remembering my birthday because she no longer knows that I exist?

In the kitchen, Mom heard me go near. She hurried to the door, her face ringing with smiles.

“ Happy birthday to you,” she sang.

We laughed as I hugged(拥抱) her tight and both of us were very surprised that she had remembered it. Moments later, she said, “Oh, there seems to be something for you.” She gave me her card. My husband did, after all, take her shopping. The birthday-for-a-daughter card was filled with expressions of love in blue ink.

56. How did the writer feel about Mom’s dementia?

A. Helpless.

B. Anger.

C. Hopeful.

D. Sure.

57. The text mainly stresses(强调) importance of________.

A. good physical health

B. a happy family

C. birthday gifts

D. mother’s love

58. When the writer’s mother sang a birthday song to the writer, she felt_______.

A. sad

B. satisfied

C. surprised

D. Pitiful

B

When my daughter and my son were in their teens, they wanted to spend most of their free time with their friends. But there were always those special times when we were reminded again how much we loved one another.

Make a Date with Y our Teen

I recall how delighted my 14-year-old daughter, Alisa, felt when I asked her to see

2015-2016学年高二上学期期中考试英语试题

a movie, Cinema Paradise, and I wanted this story to give her a sense of what it had felt

like for me to grow up as an Italian boy in a small town, where life was simple. I wanted

her to know better how her father had been brought up. But I made it very clear that

what I wanted most was a special date with my daughter.

We both laughed and cried during the same scenes in the movie. She adored the movie. I knew she would —because I knew her. I decided we should complete our evening with some lively conversation at a nearby bakery. I told her the movie was now

so much more special for me because I had shared it with her. She smiled. She understood.

Seize the Moment

I saw my 13-year-old son, Jason, tearfully searching our vegetable garden for a place to bury his pet boa constrictor (大蟒蛇). Because my son had suffered with asthma and allergies (哮喘和过敏), he could never have the dog, the faithful friend that he wanted so much.

We dug the grave, said our goodbyes and then he cried. He asked me why every pet he owned died so soon. I just held him close. We both knew something happened that day in the garden. He let me hold his aching soul.

Share your heart with your teens. Show them repeatedly that you know and love who they really are. There are tender memories waiting to be made.

59.Why did the author choose Cinema Paradise to see with his daughter?

A.To make his daughter laugh.

B.To give his daughter encouragement.

C.To develop his daughter's interest in movies.

D.To let his daughter know about his childhood.

60.What does the underlined word “adored” in Paragraph 3 mean?

A.Disliked.

B.Loved.

C.Missed.

D.Watched.

61.Why doesn't Jason have a dog as a pet?

A.Because he likes boa constrictor better.

B.Because he is afraid of dogs.

C.Because dogs are easy to die.

D.Because he has some illnesses.

62.From the last paragraph we know that________.

A.setting a good example to children is important

B.the author advises people to make memories with their teens

C.the son was touched by what his father had done

D.knowing children’s daily activities is necessary

C

At times Marty made it sound too easy. On a visit to his home I heard him say, “People need to decide to be happy.”

I pressed him. “What do you mean by that?” His face took on an skeptical look. “You have to ask me?” At that moment I felt a little foolish. Complex human problems, at least to me, often prevent people from being happy. To Marty it was a matter of common sense. I wondered, what was I missing? That night Marty told me a story that was very personal for him. I knew Marty and Mickey had four children. I didn’t know there had been a fifth. She was their second child. She died shortly after birth.

“The funeral director was a super guy,” Marty said. “He knew we didn’t have any money, but he told us he would take care of our little girl. He went out and built a wood casket (小盒) for her.”

Marty’s voice started to break. “He only charged us five dollars. It’s stuff like that you can look for the good in people a nd you’ll find the good. You can look for the bad in people and you’ll find the bad.”

I didn’t know what it was like to grow up poor. Marty’s life was filled with minimum-wage jobs, borrowing on insurance policies, and working overtime to make a little more money.

In my lifetime I had seen people in similar circumstances grow angry. Bitterness took hold of their lives and choked them.

“I never had much money, and I don’t think I ever will.” Marty said. “People think they need to have a lot of things to mak e them happy. They ought to look around and see what’s really important.” When Marty looked around, he saw the most beautiful girl in the world as his wife, four children who loved him, a home he took pride in, and a job that made him feel alive. He was happy because, in his mind, he had it all.

63. The underlined word “skeptical” in the text can be replaced by “_____”.

A. embarrassed

B. curious

C. disappointed

D. doubtful

64. Marty shared one of his personal stories to _____.

A. tell the author he experienced something sad

B. prove the funeral director was a good person

C. tell the author to find the goodness in life

D. help those who gave him a hand once

65. What does the author learn from Marty?

A. Everyone needs to live a hard life.

B. Everyone can choose to be happy.

C. Never let others affect your mood.

D. Complex problems can become simple.

66. What would be the best title for the text?

A. The source of happiness

B. The pleasure of life

C. The importance of family

D. The meaning of kindness

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. 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.

67. Paragraph 1 mainly talks about ______.

A. the meaning of success

B. the reasons for success

C. the standards of success

D. the importance of success

68. Successful people suggest doing what one loves because ______.

A. work makes one feel pain

B. one tends to enjoy his work

C. it takes a lot of time to succeed

D. one gives up his work easily

69. What can we infer from Paragraph 4?

A. People sometimes succeed without luck or talent.

B. Successful people like to show their great skills.

C. People need to achieve success at the cost of life.

D. It helps to think that luck or talent leads to success.

70. 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. Luck, talent and family help to achieve success.

D. One cannot succeed without time and practice.

第II卷(非选择题共35分)

第四部分单词拼写(每小题1分,满分10分)

71. He felt ________ (难堪的) when asked why he failed the exam.

72.Ever since I had my son, my ________(焦点,重点) is not me, it’s on him.

73.She was ___________(考上/录取) to Beijing University last year, which made us very proud.

74.If you ever got into a __________(不一致) with any one of your best friends, how would you deal with it?

75. When asked ,the young usually hesitate before r________(回答)

76. I would a__________ it if you tell me when we will have the meeting.

77.I do agree that we should produce more things from materials that have been r____________.

78.I believe that you had better a_______ to her at once for having kept her waiting for one hour.

79.We must awaken people to the importance of e___________ protection, or it will be too late.

80. The dictionary is out of date, and it needs an urgent r_________

第五部分任务型阅读(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

请认真阅读下列短文:并根据听读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入最恰当的单词。注意:每空格1个单词。

British towns and cities have rich experience in providing accommodation (膳宿) for students and there are many cheap , comfortable and safe places to live .

You should always try to arrange your long-term accommodation before leaving home. Your school should be able to help you with it. When you are accepted by a school, you will usually receive a package of information including accommodation information. Complete the accommodation application form and return it before the deadline. If the school accommodation is

not available , the accommodation advisory(顾问的)office of your school can help you find private accommodation .

If you’re coming to the UK for the first time, accommodation provided by your school might be the most suitable choice. This is a choice taken by more than half of the international students. There are plenty of advantages of living in accommodation provided by the school: you can live close to where you are studying; you will get to know other students easily; and most importantly, you will be living in a safer environment. This kind of accommodation is also affordable: a room in a self-catering(自己做饭的)student apartment usually costs from 180 to 360 pounds per month. To live in a place where meals are included you are expected to pay from 320 to 400 pounds per month.

If you choose to rent accommodation in private houses, the choices are lodging, private hostels (招待所)and bedsits(卧室兼起居室). In a lodging, your landlord / landlady lives in the same house, possibly with his / her family, and prepares meals for you. For hostel accommodation and lodgings where meals are included, you can expect to pay from 300 to 400 pounds per month. For a bedsit, you would pay from 200 to 380 pounds per month.

2015-2016学年高二上学期期中考试英语试题

第六部分:书面表达:(满分15分)

As more and more Chinese tourists travel abroad, some of their behavior is raising eyebrows. According to the latest 2012 LivingSocial survey, Chinese tourists were recently ranked second behind US citizens in a global poll of the worst travelers.

Liu Deqian, researcher and deputy director of the Tourism Research Center at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that Chinese visitors often lack an awareness of being polite or behaving appropriately. “On their first or second time ab road, Chinese visitors tend to forget that they are visiting other people’s homeland and overlook the manners of their hosts,” he said.

Zhang Guanren, 28, who helped organize package tours to Australia, observed that on international flights, the first passengers to stand up and reach for luggage while the plane is still landing are often Chinese. “Our compatriots (同胞) seem to lack patience, and they’re forever in a rush to do things and fear lagging behind others.”

Some disregard (漠视) rules in local wildlife parks: They disturb koalas in their natural

habitats by touching them, even though the local guide has warned them against doing so. “This is far from being eco-friendly,” said Zhang.

【写作内容】

1、以约30个词概括短文的内容要点。

2、然后以约120个词谈谈你对“文明旅游”的看法,内容包括:

(1)你在旅游时遇到过不文明的行为吗?请举例说明;

(2)请你谈谈“文明旅游”的重要性;

(3)呼吁大家积极践行“文明旅游”。

【写作要求】

作文中可用亲身经历或虚构的故事,也可参照阅读材料的内容,但不得直接引用原文中的句子。

(请将答案写在答题纸上)

2015—2016学年第一学期期中考试

高二年级英语答题卷

第一部分听力:

1-5BCACA 6-10CBBBA 11-15CBBAC 16-20BBACB

第二部分英语知识运用

第一节单选

21-25 DBACD 26-30 ADBCD 31-35 DCDDA

第二节完形填空

36-40 BACDB 41-45 BCACD 46-50 CDCBA 51-55 CACAD

第三部分:阅读理解

56-58 ADC 59-62 DBDB 63-66 DCBA 67-70 BCAD

第四部分:单词拼写

71. awkward 72 focus 73. admitted 74 disagreement 75 responding.

76 appreciate 77. recycled 78.apologize 79. environmental 80. revision

第五部分:任务型阅读(10分,每题1分)

81. long 82. send 83. fill 84. final/ last 85.best/ favourite/first 86. advantages 87. low 88. Private 89. choose 90. Share

第六部分:书面表达One possible version

The passage mainly tells us that the Chinese tourists ranked the second in a global poll of worst travelers, as they behaved impolitely and improperly when travelling abroad.

Actually, we can find some impolite and improper behavior when we travel at home. For example, some travelers drop litter anywhere at scenic spots, smoke in the wooded mountains or take photos when they are not supposed to. The behavior, on one hand, destroys the beauties of nature and affects other tourists’ moods, and on the other hand, it will produce a very bad national image.

So it is necessary to be a civilized tourist. To do this, we should be aware of travel manners, such as speaking and behaving politely, especially in public places. In addition, we should familiarize ourselves with the local customs in advance, so as to avoid misunderstandings or troubles. Last but not least, do as the rules of scenic spots require us to do.

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