白云中学 2015――2016 学年度第二学期高二年级 期中考试英语试卷
第 I 卷 选择题（共 115 分） 第一部分：听力（共二节, 满分 30 分） 第一节 (共 5 小题; 每小题 1.5 分, 满分 7.5 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. When can the man see the headmaster? A. At 9:30. A. He is ill. fresh enough. 3. What is Mike? A. A teacher. A. Personal computers. 5. Where is the woman? A. In a soap factory. B. In her house. C. At an information desk. 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，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟；听完后， 各小题将给出 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至7题 6. Where does the conversation most probably take place? A. At home. B. On a bus. C. In the bank. 7. Why do the two speakers want to buy a car? A. They have a lot of money. B. The man lives too far away from his office. C. The woman's office is too far away from her home. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题 8. Why won't Mr. Stone come to the clinic tomorrow? A. He can't spare the time. come to work. 9. When is the clinic open in a week? A. From Monday to Friday. week. 10. What time has finally been fixed for Mr. Stone to come?
B. At 11:45. B. He wants to open it himself.
C. At 12:40. C. The air inside is
2. Why does the man want to keep the window shut?
B. A student. B. Communication industry.
C. A writer. C. Living far from companies.
4. What has made working at home possible?
B. The clinic will be closed.
C. Dr. Milton won't
B. On weekdays except Thursday.
C. During the whole
A. 5:30 p. m., Wednesday. Thursday. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题
B. 6:15 p. m., Wednesday.
C. 6:15 p. m.,
11. What's the relationship between the two speakers? A. Neighbors. A. In the morning. B. Doctor and patient. B. In the afternoon. C. Friends. C. At night. 12. When did the woman cough most seriously? 13. What did the man do for the woman? A. He examined the woman carefully. B. He gave her some medicine and some advice as well. C. He just told her not to worry too much. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题 14. What's the possible relationship between the two speakers? A. Husband and wife. A. In a restaurant. A. Have some soup. next time. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题 17. What did Nicholas do at eighteen months？ A. He began to learn French. telephone messages. 18. Why was Nicholas bored and unhappy at the two schools? A. He had too much homework. B. He almost couldn't learn anything special. C. His teachers often corrected his spelling. 19. Who offered to help Nicholas finally? A. His classmates. 20. What is Nicholas' life like now? A. Busy without any social life. and free at home. 第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节： （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 All Change! The charity role-reversal ( 角色互换) game So, what's it all about?
B. Friends. B. At the woman s home. B. Have more rice.
C. Strangers. C. At the man's home. C. Bring his wife
15. Where does the conversation most probably take place? 16. What does the woman ask the man to do?
B. He read the newspaper.
C. He took
B. His parents. B. F ull but boring.
C. A college. C. Busy at college
All Change! is a fantastic, fun-filled, fancy dress festival that will help us to raise money
for children in need. When did it get going? The first All Change! role-reversal entertainment took place m 2005 in aid of a local children’s charity, Every year since then nearly 100,000 men, women and children have worn the strangest and the most wonderful headgear (头饰) possible to raise money for a growing number of children's charities. This year we are helping a record number of good causes, all aimed to help children in need. Want to take part? Great! We want 100,000 or more people like you to bring a smile to the face of local children. To find out more contact us on our website or phone 502 389 711. And remember, for the sake of children... Still want to take part? OK! Here's what you have to do. On Friday 15 June, go to work, or to school, or shopping or whatever you normally do, dressed as normal, BUT on your head you must wear the strangest, most unbelievable headgear you can possibly find! Are you a policeman but would really love to be a chef? Are you a secretary with secret desires to be a Hollywood princess? Or a baker who wants to wear the world’s largest wig (假发)? Now is your chance! Be creative! IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE On Friday15 June It’s ALL CHANGE DAY!! 21. What’s the aim of the role-reversal game? A. To amuse kids. world. 22, According to the text, All Change! is a festival that A. is held around the world C. has a history of about ten years each year 23. What are you expected to do on 15 June? A. Try your dream job. C. Skip work or school. B Becoming a lexicographer (词典编纂者) was completely an accident. I came across a want ad for an editorial assistant. I got called for the interview and found out it was for Merriam-Webster. I thought, “Oh, I could do that.” Within a couple of months, I realized this was exactly what I needed to do. My job is to define new words and update old ones. When I first started, I thought I’d ke ep
B. To raise money.
C. To help sick kids.
D. To change the
. B. involves mainly the young D. falls on different dates
B. Dress Up as children. D. Wear creative hats.
a list of words I wrote new entries for. 1 gave up after a year and a 50-page-long list. The list would grow long and never end. At this point when people ask how many words I’ve entered, I can’t tell them. I have probably looked at every single entry in all of our dictionaries. To be a new entry, a word must meet three criteria. First, widespread use. Second, it has to have sustained (持续的) usage over a certain period of time (usually years). People think of the dictionary as being the bleeding edge, but it’s not. By the time a word is in a dictionary, most people have at least seen it. Third, it has to have a meaning. Most words don't enter the language in a smooth way. Words will drop out, then increase in use again. There’s an uneven upward trend. AIDS, I think, we entered within a year of its first use. It was clear it was not going away anytime soon. I’ve been at this job for almost 17 years. That’s kind of crazy in this day and age, but it doesn’t get boring. At some time you will have had enough of doing the same work over and over again, but you can find things that are new and fresh and interesting. 24. The author’s job as a lexicograph er A. was her dream job C. went beyond her expectations 25. Why did the author give up on her new entry list? A. She felt it was useless. C. There was no need to keep it. B. There were too many entries. D. She was too busy to stick to it. . B. disappointed her at first D. was due to several months of effort
26. What does the underlined part “the bleeding edge” in Paragraph 3 mean? A. Something that is new. C. Something that is formal. 27. What does the author think about her job? A. She likes it. C. She is crazy about it. C At first glance, why anyone would want to save California condors (秃鹫) is not entirely clear. Unlike the closely related Andean condors with their white neck feathers, California condors are not much to see. Their dull black color, featherless head and neck and oversized feet are hardly signs of beauty or strength. Their appeal begins to become evident when they take flight. California condors can fly almost effortlessly for hours, often covering hundreds of miles a day------far more than other creatures of the air. When it was discovered that the condor population was becoming dangerously small, scientists and zookeepers sought to increase Condor numbers quickly to preserve as much of the species’ B. She finds it boring. D. She feels it is challenging. B. Something that is right. D. Something that is powerful.
genetic (基因的) diversity as possible. From studying wild condors, they already knew that if
a pair lost an egg, the birds would often produce another. So the first and sometimes second eggs laid by each female were removed, and artificially hatched. Such techniques quickly proved
effective. Despite these successes, the effort to save California condors continues to have problems. Artificially hatched condors released (释放) to the wild have died at what to some people are alarmingly high rates. Others have had to be brought back again after they acted foolishly. Some of the odd behavior on the part of these re-released birds is hard to explain. At times they landed on people’s houses, walked across roads and a irport runways, walked into park visitor centers and fast food restaurants, and took food offered by picnickers and fishermen. None are known to have died by doing so, though. Most recently, some of the first chicks hatched in the wild died after their parents fed them bottle caps, pieces of plastic and other man-made objects. Mike Wallace, a wildlife specialist at the San Diego Zoo, has suggested that some of the condors' problems represent natural behavior that helps them survive. The real key to successful condor reintroduction lies in properly socializing young condors as members of a group that follow and learn from older, preferably adult birds. That, he argues, was missing from earlier condor releases to the wild. 28. What is the California condor’s most impressive feature? A. Its beautiful colors. C. The large size of its neck and feet. Andean condor. 29. In the initial stage of the conservation programme, A. eggs were taken from the nests of wild condors B. female condors were caught and studied carefully C. scientists and zookeepers tried to create genetic diversity D. condors were encouraged to produce a lot more eggs 30. What did some of the condors released into the wild do? A. They adapted surprisingly :: quickly to their ! new , B. Its remarkable flying ability. D. The similarity it has to the
B. They showed a tendency to seek out human contact. C. Th ey died from eating too much fast food. D. They kept changing their eating habits. 31. According to Mike Wallace, there will be fewer problems if A. young condors are trained not to eat man-made objects B. the chicks are surrounded by older birds when they hatch C. the chicks are released into the wild as soon as they hatch D. young condors are taught appropriate behavior by adult birds D I live in Minnesota, which is unfairly famous for terrible winters. Buffalo is far more wintry, whereas Seattle’s winters are more bitter. Our winters tend to be brilliantly sunny and cheerful.
But, of course, it’s different for a visitor. Lightweight thermal (保暖的) wear is good. Back in the day, we wore layers and layers of heavy woolens A boy of 13 carrying 35 pounds of wet wool on his back does not feel very' cold. Today you can buy outfits filled with goose feathers as well as thermal boots and caps to keep you warm. When I was a youth, there was no such phrase as global warming. We never got warm, not even at night, when we slept under piles of blankets because Dad believed that if you couldn't see your breath when you talked, then the thermostat was turned up too high and you were wasting fuel. So 45 degrees was room temperature, and we wore long woolens to bed. We arose in the cold, dark dawn, and walked forth into the snowstorm to catch the school bus. We huddled (蜷缩) by the highway, prayi ng for the bus to come, while wolves moved around eyeballing us for signs of sleepiness. When you have survived wolves, then the winters of today are a walk in the park. Enduring winter is only a start------embracing (拥抱) winter is what you should struggle for. Winter gives a sense of purpose and saves one from a life of self-gratification, lying down and posting photos on Facebook. You have promises to keep. A sidewalk to clear. Two inches of snow over a layer of ice------ you may as well set a leg trap for the elderly as leave the walk unswept. You have children to raise. Remove their fingers from their smart phones, and lead them outdoors so they can absorb the wisdom of winter. We are animals. Life is not mainly about self-expression. It is about finding food and clothing and shelter, about sticking with the pack and not wandering off. Everyone is just as cold as you. No complaining. 32. What are Minnesota’s winters like in the author' s eyes? A. They are wonderful. C. They are colder than Buffalo’s. visitors. 33. When the author was young, A. he kept talking to keep warm C. his dad tried his best to warm him temperature 34. The underlined part “the winters of today are a walk in the park” in Paragraph 4 implies that today’s winters are A. warm B. quiet . B. lend the neighbors a helping . C. short D. pleasant . B. he suffered from winters' nights D. his room was always at a high B. They are unbearable. D. They are comfortable for
35. The author suggests that people
A. store enough food for cold winters hand C. step outside and appreciate winters technology
第二节 （共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项，选项中有两项为多余选项。 The guy who tried to edit English The English vocabulary is not only huge, it's also full of words that mean practically tile same thing. Get, obtain, acquire. Shine, gleam, glow, sparkle. _36 That was the thinking of a British writer named C.K. Ogden, who in the 1930s proposed (提 议) a new form of English with a vocabulary of just 850 words. He called the project Basic English. 37 Ogden arrived at his 850-word list through experimentation, rephrasing texts over and over until he was satisfied. The words be finally included were not necessarily the shortest or most concrete. 38 Because any verbal idea could be expressed with a small number of “operators”
---words like come, go, get, take, have, make, be, and do---Ogden argued that most verbs were unnecessary. In Basic English, eat is “have a meal.” Forget is “go from memory.” Winston Churchill was a fan of the concept as a way to get foreigners to speak English, and he encouraged the BBC to use it. 39 Roosevelt, who expressed mild interest, joked that
Churchill’s famous speech about offering his “blood, toil, tears, and sweat” to his country wouldn’t have been so exciting if he “had been able to offer the British people only blood, work, eye water, and face water, which I understand is the best that Basic English can do with five famous words.” 40 Churchill didn’t use it either. When seeking to express ourselves, we don’t
necessarily need fewer words; we need the right words. So it’s to our benefit to have a large supply on hand. A. Do we really need them all? B. How many words are there in English? C. Ogden himself didn't actually use Basic English. D, Plenty of seemingly basic words did not make the list at all. E. He also tried to persuade President Franklin Roosevelt to promote it. F. He believed it would make the language more efficient and easier to learn. G. Despite attention from world leaders, Basic English never got very far off the drawing board. 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 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。 Six months ago I made a r ash (轻率的) promise. The leader of the youth 41 in our village rang me in March saying, “We’re thinking of running a children’s play program for a 42 in October half-term. Would you be prepared to 43 ?” My response was, “Sure, why not?” 44 I was a little flattered (荣幸的) to be asked, even though working as a care assistant with old people hardly 45 me for the role. Still, I put the date in my diary. Time flew and 46 I knew it, the day finally came.
I arrived at the youth centre that morning feeling Full of 47 , There were 12 helpers including me and each pair had been allocated (分配) a particular 48 group. Mine was the 10 to 11 year olds. All too quickly the children began 49. A handful of them were already members of the club but the other forty-five were from the local primary schools. 50 I asked myself why I had decided to spend a day with all these “little monsters” 51 when 1 have two of my own! I needn’t have 52 of course as it turned out to be a 53 day. We learned “action” songs, decorated biscuits and played memory games. I say “we” because I rediscovered my inner 54 and joined in all the activities. The most 55 was the final performance of “He’s got the whole world in his hands” in the 56 part of the day. The children knew the words and actions off by heart and sang so 57 it was almost enough to bring the roof down. It made you 58 to witness something so magical. There was one 59 for the children and that was that the play program was only running for a day, and not the whole week. As I said goodbye to my group, one of the children 60 and said “Can we do it again in the next holiday, Miss?” My response was, “Sure, why not?” 41. A. team movement 42. A. morning 43. A. try 44. A. In truth In short 45. A. considered wanted 46, A. before 47. A. anger 48. A. age 49, A, arriving changing 50. A. Instead 51. A. probably especially 52. A. wailed joined 53. A. free wonderful 54. A. world 55. A. impressive mysterious 56. A. starting middle 57. A. beautifully clearly
B. organization B. day B. play B. After all B. qualified B. as B. shame B. interest B. acting B. Again B. certainly B. worried B. tiring B. voice B. difficult B. closing B. sweetly
C. club C. week C. enter C. Above all C. selected C. until C. anxiety C. study C. crying C. Later C. exactly C. promised C. common C. child
D. D. month D. help. D. D. D. since D. pain D. dance D. D. Besides D. D. D. D feeling D. D. D.
C. important C. early C. loudly
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卷 非选择题（共 35 分）
第二节 （共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Chris is not a traditional explorer------he usually 61. organization. Yet his job can sometimes be just 62. explorer. Chris is a doctor from France and he works for MSF, 63. Without Borders. MSF sends trained doctors all over the world 64. Each year, more than 2,300 international staff join 65. for MSF. They need to be 66. (prepare) to go almost anywhere and, of course, they should expect difficult conditions. least six months. (important), it is great (ask) why he left a comfortable life and a good salary to join MSF, Chris said, (different) to people’s lives.” When MSF accepts a doctor for a task, he has to go lot 67. When 68. “The experience I gain is a great help in my career. Most 69. to know at the end of each task, I have made a real 70. 第四部分：写作（共两节，满分 35 分) 第一节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 请你修 改下面的文章。文中共有 10 处语法错误。错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（∧） ，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线(﹨)划掉。 修改：在错的词下画一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2.只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 3．按照格式要求改错，否则将不得分。 The summer holiday is coming. I am going to do much things that I want to do. For examples， firstly I will join a soccer club，because I like playing the soccer. During this holiday，I want to practice more improve my skills. Secondly I will go to see my grandma，which I miss very much. Because I want to stay with him for several days. Lastly I will help my mother do some housework. She has been really tiring during my school days. Besides taking care of me，she also had to work in a factory. Therefore，help her on holiday is what I want to do most. 第二节 书面表达(满分 25 分）
(work) in an office for a large exciting and dangerous as being an is also known as Doctor’s (help) people after (they) 34,000 locally hired
a war or a disaster. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. colleagues to provide medical aid in countries around the world. All kinds of doctors can volunteer
微笑是世界语言，它可以给人勇气、信心、安慰??，让人与人之间的相处更加和谐。请你用英语写 一篇关于微笑的短文，词数 100～120。要求如下： 1．描述一次与微笑有关的经历； 2．说说你的感受及微笑的意义。 注意：开头已给出(不计入总词数)。 Smiling is a universal language ， which can give us courage ， confidence and comforts._________________________________________________________________
高二下学期期中考试英语试卷 参考答案 第Ⅰ卷（共 115 分） 第一部分 听力（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 1-5：CABBB 6-10：ABCAC 11-15：BCBBB 16-20：CCBCA 第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节：阅读理解（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 21—23：BCD 24—27：CBAA 28—31：BABD 32—35：ABDC 第二节 七选五阅读（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 36．A 37.F 38.D 39.E 40.C 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 41—45：CBDAB 46—50：ACAAB 51—55：DBDCA 56—60：BCADA 第Ⅱ卷（共 35 分） 第二节 语法填空（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 61. works 62. as 63. which 64. to help 65. their 66. prepared 67. at 68. asked 69. importantly 70. difference 第四部分：写作 (共两节, 满分 35 分) 第一节 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） The summer holiday is coming. I am going to do
much examples things that I want to do. For ， many example
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第二节 书面表达(满分 25 分） Smiling is a universal_language, which_can give_us_courage, confidence and_comforts. I still remember how upset I was when it was my turn to recite a poem before class. Feeling nervous and shy， I forgot almost everything. I decided to give up， but all my classmates， especially
my teacher kept smiling at me encouragingly. Their smiles warmed me so much that I got over the difficulty and eventually made it. I think smiling not only makes us happy but also helps build up our confidence，which makes a difference to our life. Furthermore, it will improve the relationship between us. It's smiling that brings harmony to our life. Only when you smile to the world will the world smile at you. Therefore，keep smiling and show your best to the world.