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2013-2014 学年第一学期期中考试 高二英语试卷
注意事项: 1.本卷为笔试部分，满分 150 分，测试时间为 120 分钟。 2.将试卷答案填写在答题卡上, 在试卷上作答无效。
Ⅰ. 完形填空(共 15 小题, 每小题 2 分, 满分 30 分) 阅读下面短文, 掌握其大意,
然后从各题所给的 A、 B、 C 和 D 项中, 选出最 佳选项。 A young British woman had shortly arrived in Hong Kong and had not yet 1 anything about the Chinese 2 . One day she went to the home of a Chinese friend and was 3 given a cup of Chinese tea. She was not 4 and she also found this type of tea rather 5 . However, since she had been given the tea, she felt she should drink it. Hoping to finish it 6 so that she would not feel about having to drink this tea which she did not 7 , she started to drink as much of it as she could. But as soon as her cup became half - full, the host 8 giving her more. Several times she told the host that she had had 9 , but it seemed to have no 10 . Her cup kept being 11 , and she kept on drinking. During the time of her 12 , she drank about twelve cups of tea. Later she found out that she should have just 13 the tea, and that this would have meant that she had had enough. Influenced by her 14 culture, she felt it too 15 to leave the tea and could not understand why the host took no notice of her protests(抗议) that she had had enough! 1. A. got B. learned C. taught D. remembered 2. A. food B. language C. habit D. culture 3. A. carefully B. certainly C. immediately D. hardly 4. A. thirsty B. tired C. interested D. happy 5. A. cold B. sweet C. bitter D. nice 6. A. quickly B. in time C. slowly D. gradually 7. A. take B. buy C. have D. like 8. A. insisted on B. tried C. stopped D. practiced 9. A. some B. a little C. enough D. all 10. A. end B. effect C. importance D. value 11. A. changed B. filled C. emptied D. moved 12. A. talk B. party C. investigation D. visit 13. A. filled B. absorbed C. left D. drunk 14. A. Eastern B. Western C. modern D. ancient 15. A. easy B. uneasy C. polite D. impolite
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Ⅱ.语法填空（共 10 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面短文，根据上下文在空白处填上适当的词,或使用括号中的提示或词语的正
I have a 12-year-old son who is kind and helpful. And he is showing great interest 16 growing plants. I have been helping him plant flowers, vegetables and just plants in general since spring arrived. When 17 (plant) a bunch of flowers one Saturday afternoon, I found that there were two flowers 18 (leave) in my son’s basket. My son decided to take them to the little house next door 19 an elderly woman lived by herself and didn’t seem to have much company. I watched him as he went up to her door, rather hesitantly (鋳踏地）because he didn’t know her，and he 20 (quiet) left the flowers 21 her doorstep so that she would get 22 the next time she went outside. The next morning we were pleased to find that she had planted the flowers in 23 pot by the door. They looked really beautiful. 24 it was a small thing，it was important as my son has learnt to do good for 25 . He said to me， “It feels really good to do things for other people.. Ⅲ. 阅读 (共两节, 满分 40 分)
第一节 阅读理解(共 20 小题; 每小题 2 分, 满分 30 分) 阅读下面短文, 从每题所给的 ABC D 选项中选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑.
A February has long been a month of romance. With the sweet smell of roses in the air, romantic films hit cinemas and love stories fill newspapers and magazines. On the 14th day, it is a custom for a boy to take his girlfriend out to dinner, buy her flowers and chocolates, write poems, sing to her or even spell out her name with rose petals! This is what you see on Valentine’s Day, a day named after Valentine who was a priest in the third century Rome. When the emperor (皇帝) decided that single men could become better soldiers than those with wives, he didn’t allow marriage. But Valentine continued to perform marriage ceremonies for young lovers in secret. When his actions were discovered, the emperor sentenced him to death. While in prison, it is said that Valentine fell in love with the daughter of his prison guard. Before his death, he wrote her a letter, which he signed “From your Valentine”, an expression that is still in use today. Valentine died for what he believed in and so he was made a Saint (圣徒), as well as becoming one of history’s most romantic characters. Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is also popular among Chinese young people. Some students are planning to make Valentine’s cards for parents, teachers and friends. Others want to hold parties at which they will exchange small gifts and eat heart-shaped cakes. The idea is to have fun and encourage people to share in the spirit of St. Valentine. 26. Why did the emperor in Rome not allow marriage in his country? A. Because there were few women in his country at that time.
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B. Because he thought men without wives could be better soldiers. C. Because there wasn’t enough food for so many people. D. Because he wanted to control the birth rate. 27. Valentine was put into prison because ______. A. he killed one of the soldiers B. he stole a lot of food C. he didn’t obey the emperor’s order D. he didn’t want to be a soldier 28. The last paragraph mainly tells us ______. A. students in China send cards to their teachers B. it is a good idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day in China C. it is interesting to celebrate Valentine’s Day in China D. Valentine’s Day is also popular in China now 29. The best title for this passage should be ______. A. Valentine’s Day B. A Brave Priest C. Valentine’s Day in China D. A Romantic Man 30. What is the author's feelings toward Valentine?. A. Honor and respect. B. Love and joy. C. Praise and disbelief. D. Sorrow and humor. B What do you see from a handful of seeds? Some see green plants, some see blooming flowers, or just seeds. But one group of Shanghai students saw an opportunity to make money. Eight students from No 2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal University started a virtual company selling different seeds and seed products. They successfully sold 28 pictures pasted with different seeds at a campus auction a week ago. The company, which has recruited around 20 student staff members, has earned over 2000 yuan in the past three months. "We donated part of the money to a poor school in the countryside of Anhui Province. It's great to realize our ideal of ‘spreading love and culture with seeds’ after many tests and lots of hard work," said Senior 2 Shi Chen, CEO of the company. Just like any other company, Shi's didn't develop smoothly. Shi and her young colleagues used to sell fresh flowers and old books, and later found seeds might be something that their company could engage in. They bought seeds of various plants and flowers at low prices from a local farm and sold them in schools or on streets. The creative students also made accessories and pictures with different seeds. With little business knowledge, the students had to learn new skills as the leaders of different departments, such as public relations (PR), sales and marketing. They persuaded a joint Sino-French company near their school to give them training in business management. They also asked some local businessmen to act as their consultants. "They helped us overcome our shyness. We also learned quite a lot of business theory. I found communication skills and teamwork are very important for my job,"
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said Senior 1 Qian Yifei. The 16-year-old was elected as PR manager thanks to her talent for speaking. She is also in charge of after sales service, dealing with complaints and providing suggestions. As the head of the company, CEO Shi has a lot more to think about. First of all, she has to learn how to make her colleagues work efficiently as the company only opens at weekends due to all their studies. So she established a system to evaluate every one's performance, in terms of punctuality, efficiency(效率),profits, knowledge and so on. "It makes the company more formal," she said. 31. At a campus auction a week ago, they ________ . A. sold 28 green plants with different flowers B. sold 28 seeds pasted with different pictures C. sold 28 pictures pasted with different seeds D. sold 28 flowers pasted with different pictures 32.What is the purpose of opening the company? A. To earn money for their education fees. B. To spread love and culture with seeds. C. To see whether they can open a company. D. To collect money to open a Hope School. 33.What does the word "it" (in the last paragraph) refer to? A. Selling seeds. B. To have a person as CEO. C. Every colleague' s performance. D. To make her colleagues work efficiently. 34. According to Qian Yifei, what matters most in dealing with public relations? A. Communication skills and teamwork. B. Creative and critical thinking. C. Educational background. D. Business theories. 35.What can we learn from the passage? A. The company is owned by 8 students. B. The company is over-night successful. C. The company gets a lot of help from others. D. The company sells old books and fresh flowers. C I am a good mother to three children. I have tried never to let my profession stand in the way of being a good parent. I no longer consider myself the center of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh. I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make marriage vows(誓约) mean what they say. I am a good friend to my friends, and they to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you today. So here's what I wanted to tell you today: Get a life. A real life, not a desire of the
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next promotion(提升), the bigger paycheck, the larger house. Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure(空闲), it is work. Pick up the phone. Send an e-mail. Write a letter. And realize that life is the best thing and that you have no business taking it for granted. It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to exist instead of to live. I learned to live many years ago. Something really, really bad happened to me, something that changed my life in ways that, if I had my choice, it would never have been changed at all. And what I learned from it is what, today, seems to be the hardest lesson of all. I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back because I believed in it, completely and totally. And I tried to do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned. By telling them this: Read in the backyard with the sun on your face. Learn to be happy. And think of life as a deadly illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived. 36. The best title of this passage probably is A. Love your friends B. Live a real life C. Don't waste time D. Be a good mother and wife 37. How did the author form her view of life? A. By working and social experience. B. Learning from her friends. C. Through an unfortunate experience. D. Because of her children and husband. 38. The underlined sentence "It is so easy to exist instead of to live" in the fifth paragraph probably has the same meaning as A. it is so easy to keep alive but not to live a real life B. it is very hard to live a real life C. it is so easy to make a living D. it is more difficult to exist than to live a happy life 39. What's the author's attitude toward work? A. Do it well to serve others. B. To earn enough money to make life better. C. Try your best to get higher position and pay. D. Don't let it affect your real life. 40. It can be inferred from the passage that A. the author is a success in personal life B. the author didn't try her best to work well C. the author spent all her time caring for her children D. the author likes traveling very much
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第二节：信息匹配(共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分) 下面是今年部分旅游线路介绍及想出游人的兴趣特点介绍， 请阅读相关信息并按 要求匹配信息。请将答案的字母编号写在答题卷标号为 41—45 的括号上。 首先，请阅读旅游线路介绍： Here is a selection of the tours organized for the coming year: --8 days mountaineering trip--climb Yunnan's third highest peak, the Haba snow mountain. This is ideal for the truly adventurous. You need to be fit and healthy. --- 8 days cycling tour from Qiaotou Town--visit the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is a leisurely tour suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit and healthy. No previous cycling experience is necessary and all our routes are on flat land! -- 8 days river rafting--white water adventure on the Yangtze from the old town of Lijiang. This adults-only tour is exclusively for good swimmers and physically fit. -- 10 days rainforest trek(乘牛车旅行)--spend 5 days in the forest and meet the local people. This is a walking tour and no previous experience is needed, just a curious mind and an interest in traditional cultures. -- 10 days horse trekking tour--visit authentic Tibetan villages of Shangri-la. The ultimate horse-riding experience in a spectacular mountain environment. This trip is for confirmed riders only. Don't expect three-star hotels on this trip. 请阅读以下有出游意向的人的要求，然后匹配旅游线路所适合的出游者。 a. An 18-year-old student who is interested in traditional lifestyles but only has a week to spare. b. A family of four, including parents, a sixteen-year-old son and a thirteen-year-old daughter, who are looking for a fun holiday. All four are good riders and strong swimmers. c. A retired couple who are reasonably fit and who want to find out more about ethnic minorities'(少数民族) cultures. d. A group of four young adults who are into all extreme sports and are looking for something with plenty of excitement. They are more interested in the scenery than in the life of tile locals. e. A family of five including a ten-year-old girl. They have many different interests and they are looking for a relaxing holiday. f. A honeymoon couple who want the holiday of a lifetime. They are both sporty types and love water sports. 旅游线路 出游者 41. 8 days mountaineering trip A. An 18-year-old student 42. 8 days cycling tour B. A family of four 43. 8 days river rafting C. A retired couple 44. 10 days rainforest trek D. A group of four young adults 45. 10 days horse trekking tour E. A family of five F. A honeymoon couple
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IV. 基础题（共 25 分） 1) 根据句意，写出该单词的正确形式。( 每小题 1 分，共 8 分) 46.Chalie ________(照顾) his sick mother every day when he was young. 47. Do you think he is the one to ___________(责备)？ 48. He is ________ (快乐的，乐意的) to go to the party. 49. The visitors are __________ (吸引) by the beautiful surroundings. 50. The trees died because of _______(缺乏) of water. 51. I found it hard to ________ (集中精力)on what I am doing while the noise is going on. 52. We should _________(获取) more information about the case. 53. The professional’s speech made a good ____________(印象) on the audience. 2）根据句意，用适当的过去分词或现在分词完成句子。 （每小题 1 分，共 5 分） 54. I think the _________(pollute) water is the cause of the disease 55 The window is __________(break) now. 56.You had better have your camera ________(repair). 57. _______(walk) around the town, he found the people there are very friendly. 58. _______(see) from the top of the hill, the city looks more beautiful 3) 完成句子（每空 1 分，共 12 分） 59.This team _________ __________ ten people. 这支队伍由 10 人组成。 60. Stephen Hawking ________ __________ some great scientific theories. 史蒂芬·霍金提出了一些伟大的科学理论。 61. Only in this way ______ ________ master English well. 只有这样，你才能很好地掌握英语。 62. The Greens have been to _________ _________ _________ places. 格林一家已去过很多地方。 63. The police ________ __________ ____________ robbery.
V．书面表达 1）基础写作（共 1 题，满分 15 分）
你负责学校的英语新闻广播，今天早上某居民小区发生了火灾，具体隋况如 下： 起火时间及地点：今天早上 6 点左右，新竹路居民楼一所公寓内：4 人遇 难 30 人受伤： 多人遇难的原因：1．发生火灾时，大部分居民都在家里；2．居民过于慌 张，找不到出口，甚至有些人被烟呛死。 火灾发生的具体原因： 警方还在调查当中； 专家建议：1．逃生时必须冷静；2．发生火灾时要走消防通道；3．迅速向 外面发出求救信号。
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【写作内容】请根据你掌握的材料，写一篇新闻广播，内容包括： 1．火灾发生的时间、地点；2．造成火灾的后果及原因；3．专家建议。 【写作要求】只能用 5 个句子表达全部内容。 【评分标准】句子结构准确，信息内容完整，篇章连贯。 【参考词汇】消防通道：fire escape；呛死：be choked to death；
____________________________________________________________________ 2）读写任务（共 1 小题，满分 25 分） No One Dares to Help On a recent Sunday, I was buying groceries in a supermarket when I heard the sound of a car accident. It was close but not very close, so I continued shopping. As I took a right turn on Munadhama Street, I saw a man lying on the ground in a small pool of blood. He wasn’t dead. The idea of stopping to help or to take him to a hospital crossed my mind, but I didn’t dare. Cars passed without stopping. Pedestrians and shop owners kept doing what they were doing, pretending nothing had happened. I was still looking at the injured man and blaming myself for not stopping to help. Other shoppers peered at him from a distance, sorrowful and sympathetic, but did nothing. I went on to another grocery store， staying for about five minutes while shopping for tomatoes, onions and other vegetables. During that time, the man managed to sit up and waved to passing cars. No one stopped. No one did anything. No one lifted a finger. The injured died on the street. The only reaction came from a woman in the grocery store. In a low voice， she said, “My God, bless his soul. ” An offer of aid could have saved the man’s life. [写作内容 ] 1.以约 30 个词概括文章的内容； 2.以约 120 个词就“To help or not to help”为主题发表你 的看法，并包括如下要 点： 1)读完文章后的感受； 2)以你自己亲身经历为例，说明你或路人是伸出援助之 手还是袖手旁观； 3)从上述材料或在日常生活中所遇到的类似事件中所得 到的一些启示。 [写作要求 ] 作文中可以使用亲身经历或虚构的故事，也可以参照阅读 材料的内容，但不 得直接引用原文中的句子。 [评分标准 ] 概括准确，语言规范，内容合适，语篇连贯。
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