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广东省汕头金山中学2011-2012学年高二上学期期末考试英语试题

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广东省汕头金山中学 2011-2012 学年高二上学期期末考试英 语试题
全卷满分 135 分,考试时间 120 分钟
第一部分 语言知识及应用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第一节 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 1-15 各题所给的 A、B、C 和 D 选项中,选出最佳选 项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑

。 Even though it was only October, my students were already whispering about Christmas plans. With each passing day, everyone became more 1 waiting for the final school bell. On its ringing, everyone would run for their coats and go home, everyone except David. David was a small boy in ragged clothes. I had often 2 what kind of home life David had, and what kind of mother could send her son to school dressed so 3 for the cold winter months, without a coat, boots, or gloves. But something made David 4 . I can still remember he was always 5 a smile and willing to help. He always 6 after school to help with the cleaning. We never talked much. He would just smile and ask what else he could do, then thank me for letting him stay and slowly 7 home. Weeks passed and the excitement over the coming Christmas grew into restlessness until the last day of 8 before the holiday break. I smiled in relief as the last of them hurried out the door. Turning around, I saw David 9 standing by my desk. “I have something for you” he said and 10 from behind his back a small box. Handing it to me, he said anxiously. “Open it”. I took the box from him, thanked him and slowly upwrapped it. I lifted the lid and, to my 11 , saw nothing. I looked at David’s smiling face and back into the box and said. “The box is nice, David, but it’s 12 ”. “Oh, no. It isn’t” said David, “It’s full of love. My mum told me before she died that love was something you couldn’t see or touch unless you know it’s there”. Tears filled my eyes as I looked at the 13 dirty face that I had seldom given 14 to. After that Christmas, David and I became good friends and I never forgot the meaning 15 the little empty box set on my desk. 1. A. anxious B. courageous C. serious D. cautious 2. A. wandered B. wondered C. realized D. learned 3. A. modestly B. naturally C. inaccurately D. inappropriately 4. A. popular B. upset C. special D. funny 5. A. expressing B. delivering C. wearing D. sharing 6. A. praactised B. played C. studied D. stayed 7. A. head for B. aim at C. turn to D. pull off 8. A. school B. year C. education D. program 9. A. weakly B. sadly C. quietly D. helplessly 10. A. searched B. found C. raised D. pulled 11. A. delight B. expectation C. appreciation D. surprise 12. A. cheap B. empty C. useless D. expensive 13. A. proud B. guilty C. round D. cold

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14. A. advice 15. A. from

B. support B. behind

C. attention C. over

D. order D. towards

第二节 语法填空(共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) 阅读下面短文,按照句子结构的语法性和上下文连贯的要求,在空格处填入一个适当的词 或使用括号中词语的正确形式填空,并将答案填写在答题卷标号为 16-25 的相应位置上。 Crying marriage? 16 (surprise), isn’t it? Factually, the custom of crying marriage existed a long time ago in many areas of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, and 17 (remain) in fashion until the end of the Qing Dynasty. 18 not so popular as before, the custom is still observed by people in many places, especially Tujia people, who view it as a 19 (necessary) to marriage procedure.. It is very much 20 same in different places of the province. According to elderly people, every bride had to cry at the wedding. 21 , the bride’s neighbors would look down upon 22 as a poorly cultivated girl and she would become the laughingstock of the village. In fact, there were cases 23 which the bride was beaten by her mother for not crying at the wedding ceremony. In a word, crying at wedding is a means by custom to set off the happiness of the wedding through falsely sorrowful words. However, in the 24 (arrange) marriages of the old days of China, there were indeed quite a lot of brides who cried over their 25 (satisfy) marriage and even their miserable life. 第二部分 阅读(共两节,满分 50 分) 第一节 阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 40 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的 A、B、C 和 D 项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项 涂黑。 A Soon Tommy's parents, who had recently separated, would arrive for a conference on his failing schoolwork and bad behavior. Neither parent knew that I had called the other. Tommy, an only child, had always been happy, cooperative and an excellent student. How could I convince his father and mother that his recent failing grades represented a broken-hearted child's reaction to his parents' separation and coming divorce? Tommy's mother entered and took one of the chairs. Soon the father arrived. Good! At least they were concerned enough to be here in time. They ignored each other. As I gave a detailed account of Tommy's behavior and schoolwork, I prayed for the right words to bring these two together to help them see what they were doing to their son. But somehow the words wouldn't come. Perhaps if they saw one of his dirty, carelessly done papers? I found a sheet in the back of his desk. Writing covered both sides: not the assignment, but a single sentence scribbled (潦草地写) over and over. Silently I gave it to Tommy's mother. She read it and then handed it to her husband. Then his face softened. At last he folded the paper carefully, placed it in his pocket, and reached for his wife's hand. She wiped the tears from her eyes and smiled up at him. He helped her with her coat and they left together. In his own way God had given me the words to reunite that family. He had guided me to the sheet of yellow copy paper covered with the pain outpouring of a small boy's troubled heart.

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The words are "Dear Mom...Dear Daddy... I love you ..." 26. The author called Tommy's parents in order to _______. A. solve the couple's problem B. scold them for their divorce C. help them realize their influence on Tommy D. blame Tommy for his failing grades 27. This passage is most probably written by ______. A. a teacher B. a journalist C. a lawyer D. a doctor 28. How did Tommy's parents feel after seeing the words? A. Satisfied B. Troubled C. Depressed D. Moved 29. We can learn from the passage that ______. A. the author knew Tommy often wrote to his parents B. Tommy hated his parents divorcing C. the author said a lot to make the parents reunite D. Tommy was greatly influenced by his parents 30. What would be the best title for the passage? A. A separate family B. Tommy's essay C. Never divorce D. A good teacher B A team of US psychologists have found that talking to another person for ten minutes a day helps with memory. "Socializing is just as effective as more traditional kinds of mental exercise in boosting memory and intellectual performance," Oscar Ybarra, a psychologist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, said in a statement. In one investigation, they analyzed data on 3610 people, aged 24 to 96. They found that the higher their level of social interaction (交流), the better their cognitive (认 知的) functioning. Social interaction includes getting together or having phone chats with relatives, freinds and neighbors. In another experiment, the researchers conducted lab tests on 76 college students, aged 18 to 21, to evaluate how social interactions and intellectual exercises affected the results of memory and mental performance tests. The students were divided into three groups: the social interaction group had a discussion of a social issue for 10 minutes before taking the tests; the intellectual activities group completed three tasks (including a reading comprehension exercise and a crossword puzzle) before the tests; and a control group (对照组) watched a 10-minute clip (电源片段) of the Seinfeld television show. "We found that short-term social interaction lasting for just 10 minutes improved participants' intellectual performance as much as engaging in so-called 'intellectual' activities for the same amount of time," Ybarra said. The study was expected to be published in the February issue of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 31. The underlined word "boosting" in the second paragraph can be replaced by ______. A. improving B. decreasing C. preventing D. training 32. Which is not included in social interaction? A. Having a talk with a neighbor. B. Attending a birthday party. C. Watching TV at home alone. D. Calling your classmates 33. What's the purpose of the experiment on 76 college students? A. To judge the effect of social interaction on memory and intelligence. B. To find out what is real social interaction.

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C. To learn how much time is needed for social interaction. D. To show the function of people's cognition. 34. Which of the following questions may be asked in the social interaction group in the experiment? A. What does the author want to show us? B. Do you like living in a big city or a small one? C. Which word can be used to fill in the blank? D. What is the main idea of the second paragraph? 35. What's the main idea of the passage? A. Intellectual exercises improve memory. B. Different people have different ways of communication C. Communicating with others keeps you healthy. D. Social interaction makes you smart C When we think of leadership, we often think of strength and power. But what are these really, and how do they operate? Leadership today is not about forcing others to do things. If this is even possible, it is short-term, and tends to backfire. If you order someone to do something against their will, they may do it because they feel they must, but the anger they feel do more harm in the long-term. They will also experience fear. Fear causes the thinking brain to shut down, making the person unable to function at his or her best. If they associate you with his emotion of fear, they will become less functional around you, and you will have succeeded in not only shooting yourself in the foot, but possibly making a very good employee or partner unable to perform effectively. Fear has no place in leadship. The way we influence people in a lasting way is by our own character, and our understanding and use of emotion. We can order someone to do something, which may be part of the work day; or we can employ them at the emotional level, so they become fully devoted to the projects and provide some of their own motivation. Today’s work place is all about relationships. Anyone works harder in a positive environment in which they are recognized and valued as a human being as well as a worker. Everyone produces just a bit more for someone they like. Leaders understand the way things work. They know the pay check is not the single most motivating factor in the work life of most people. The true strength of leadership is an inner strength that comes from the confidence of emotional intelligence------knowing your own emotions, and how to handle them, and those of others. Developing your emotional intelligence is the single best thing you can do if you want to develop your relationships with people around you, which is the key to the leadership skills. 36. An employee may have a feeling of fear in the work place when ________. A. he is forced to do things B. he can’t work at his best C. he feels his brain shut down D. he thinks of his work too heavy 37. Which of the following is true according to the passage? A. People tend to associate leadership with fear. B. Working conditions affect people’s physical health. C. Good relationship is the key to business success. D. Smart people are more functional in the work place. 38. To positively influence employees, a leader should first of all ______. A. provide better suggestions B. develop his own personality C. give his employees a pay rise D. hide his own emotion of fear
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39. Good leadership is mainly seen in a leader’s ability to ______. A. provide a variety of projects for employees B. help raise employees’ living conditions C. give employees special instructions D. deal wisely with employees’ emotions 40. This passage is mainly about ______ A. not forcing others to do things B. how to develop your emotional intelligence C. how to be a good leader D. how to influence people D Advertising in America offers some great advantages to consumers. For example, in order to keep prices low through mass production, companies must have a mass market for their products. Mass advertising creates mass markets. Producers cannot afford to develop new products, put them on the market and wait for customers to discover them. This would take too long. Demand for some products must be created. This is done through advertising. But advertising sometimes makes it difficult for consumers to make wise decisions. The fact is that when people are constantly flooded with massages through the mass media persuading them to buy particular products, many respond by buying them. Advertising is designed to influence an individual to buy a product. Sellers often study human behavior to discover what will convince consumers to buy a certain item. This reason for buying is called a buying motive. Buying motives are usually broken down into two categories: rational and emotional. Rational buying motives include the desire to save money, the desire for comfort, or the desire for good workmanship. Emotional buying motives include buying out of fear, wanting to liked, and wanting to have something better than your friends have. Emotional appeals are found in most consumer advertising today. Certain cars promise to make the driver feel "younger" and "freer". Shoes promise to make the buyer's whole life "springier". Life insurance policies promise to take the "care out of living". Most consumers believe that they are not easily influenced by emotional appeals. However, companies that sell consumer product obviously think differently. They spend many millions of dollars every day on radio, television, newspaper and magazine ads that use these appeals. 41. It can be inferred from the passage that one of the advantages of advertising for consumers is that _______. A. it can create a big demand for consumer goods B. the mass market created by it leads to low prices C. producers can introduce new products to consumers D. it helps consumers discover new products 42. Consumers sometimes find it difficult to make a sensible decision when buying a particular product because _________. A. many advertisements are too difficult for them to understand B. they are afraid to be taken in by dishonest advertisements C. mass advertising offers them a range of good and cheap products D. they are confused by the quantity of advertisements promoting it 43. According to the passage, a toothpaste ad promising that people who use the product will make a lot of friends is an example of an ad that appeals to ________. A. rational buying motives B. the consumer's common sense C. emotional buying motives D. the desire for a good product 44. The reason why companies spend enormous amounts of money on advertising is that _______. A. they believe people can be influenced to buy a certain product B. it takes a lot of advertising to convince people to buy a certain product C. most consumers are not easily influenced by emotional appeals D. advertising based on emotional appeals are every effective

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45. The best title for this passage would be ________. A. Advertising can create demand B. The advantages of advertising C. What effective advertising can do D. The role of advertising in selling products 第二节 信息匹配 (共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 首先,请阅读下列课程信息: A City Water Skiing Centre We are in the heart of the city and give you an easy chance to enjoy the fun and excitement of water skiing. We offer half hour lessons every hour between 9 am and 4 pm. A fun way to get a lot of exercise quickly and then stay fit. B Horse Riding School Our experienced teachers provide one-on-one instruction that makes learning to ride a horse safe and easy. We are located on a large farm where you will be able to get to enjoy lots of fresh air and the beauty of nature. Open 7 days a week between 8 am and 6 pm. C Ballroom Dancing Society The dancing society is organizing a special course for new members. No experience is necessary and if you don’t have your own partner we will arrange one for you. Have fun learning to dance and making new friends in class and at our many social events. Classes every Monday and Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm. D Hiking Club The club is looking for new members to join us in our regular hikes. Each weekend we go to local mountains and forest locations for long walks providing the chance for plenty of exercise and fresh air. Different members take part each week so you will have the chance to make new friends. The hikes vary in difficulty from easy to very hard and we expect our members to be fit before they join. E Ron’s Boxing Gym We don’t just teach you how to box; we teach you how to keep fit for the rest of your life. Our training includes many different activities such as running, skipping and lifting weight, as well as ------of course------ actual boxing. Once a month we also organize practice fights for members of the same sex and weight. Open 2 pm to 10 pm. F Water Polo Club If you can swim and like ball sports then you’ll love water polo. It is like playing football in the water, a fun and low-effect way to stay healthy. As a water-based sport it is also the ideal way to recover from injury. Open weekdays 9 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 8 pm. 请阅读下列个人信息, 然后匹配人物与拟选的课程。
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46.Harold------is a busy bank manager working in the city. He has put on a lot of weight in recent years and wants to take up a sport that will help him get fit. He enjoys thrilling and exciting sports but as he often has to work late into the evening and on the weekend, he only has time to go during his workday lunch hour. 47.Maude------has been retired for 2 years. She is in good health but wants to keep active and remain in shape. She is interested in a hobby that isn’t too difficult to learn and will give her lots of fresh air and the chance to meet some new friends. She only has free time on the weekend as most weekdays are spent taking care of her grandchildren. 48.Sid------is a high school student that recently hurt his knee playing football. The doctor has
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told him that for the next 6 months he shouldn’t put too much pressure or weight on it and he needs to do some sport that will help him build up his strength but will not cause any more damage to his knee. Afternoon after school is his preferred time. 49.Nancy------is a university student who loves excitement and is always willing to try out something different. She has little patience however and wants a sporting activity that will give her the chance to do many different things. As she works part time after class and on the weekend she is only free on weekday afternoon. 50.Spike------has recently moved to the city and doesn’t have many friends. He is not really a sports fan but wants to do something that is fun and that will give him the chance to meet new people. He is only free in the evening.

第三部分. 写作(共两节,满分为 40 分)

第一节 基础写作(共 1 小题,满分 15 分) 假如你是刘凤, 你的英国朋友 Bob 即将到你所在的国际学校学习。应他的要求,请你写 一封 e-mail, 介绍你校体育馆的基本情况。 【写作内容】 1. 历史:40 年的历史,2008 年重建; 2. 位置:教学大楼的左边,大操场的西边,面朝学校大门; 3. 结构:占地面积 750 平方米,共三层。设备现代,环境优美; 4. 项目:游泳、排球、篮球、乒乓球等,三楼还有报告厅; 5. 开放时间:早上 6:30 到晚上 10:00;周末照常。 【写作要求】 1. 只能使用 5 个句子表达上述全部内容; 2. 开头已给出,不计入句子总数。 第二节 读写任务(共 1 小题,满分 25 分) 阅读下面的短文,然后按照要求写一篇 150 左右的英语短文。 Dear Ms Jordan, I am sorry for misbehaving in class.

I won’t do it again. Tyler Vincent Turner

This is a letter of apology that my six-year-old son Tyler wrote to his teacher. It was simple enough and took less than five minutes to write, but I hoped the message I was sending to Tyler was one that would have a lasting effect. When I made the decision, I hoped it was the right thing to do. It turned out that Ms Jordan was thrilled when she received the note. She told me that in her 25 years as a teacher no student had ever written her a letter of apology for misbehavior. She literally looked like she was going to cry.

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I want him to realize that he is responsible for his behavior, good or otherwise. That’s why I decided to make him write the letter of apology. I didn’t tell him what to write------the words were his own. And he did so without any unwillingness and gave it to his teacher this morning with an oral apology. If it happens again, he’ll have to write another letter. Taking responsibility for your own actions should start as young as possible and a six-year-old boy is certainly old enough. [写作内容] 1. 以约 30 个词概括这段短文的内容; 2. 然后以 120 词就“道歉信”这一主题发表看法,并包括如下要点: 1)你给老师写道歉信的一次经历; 2)假如你在课堂上违反了纪律, 你会给老师写道歉信吗?为什么? [写作要求] 1.在作文中可以使用自己亲身的经历或虚构的故事,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; 2.作文中不能出现真实姓名和学校名称。 [评分标准] 概括准确,语言规范,内容合适,篇章连贯。

四.作文 (40 分) 基础写作 Dear Bob, I was so glad to hear that you are coming to study in our school. The Gym of our school has a history of 40 years and was rebuilt in 2006. Facing the school gate, it is located on the left of the school classroom building, and on its east lies the playground. It is a three-storeyed building with very modern equipment and excellent surroundings, which covers an area of 750 square meters. In the Gym, you can swim, play volleyball, basketball, table tennis ect and on the third floor is a

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lecture hall. It opens from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, and works as usual on weekends. Sincerely yours

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