2013～2014 学年度第二学期高三年级二调考试 英语试卷
第一卷（选择题 共 100 分）
注意事项： 1．答第一卷前，考生务必将自己的姓名、考号、考试科目用铅笔涂写在答题卡上。 2．每小题选出答案后，用铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标号涂黑。如需改动，用橡皮擦干 净后，再选涂其它答案标号。
第一部分：听力（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分）
第一节： （共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 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 will the man be at the meeting? A.7:30. A. Angry. B. 8:00. B. Understanding. C.8:30. C. Sad. 2. What’s the woman’s attitude toward Frank’s complaint? 3.What does the woman say about the man’s injury? A. It doesn’t look too painful. B. He should go to the hospital. C. He should keep it from getting infected. 4.What will John do? A. Give up the trip. B. Get to the airport at 8:00 a.m. C. Give the woman a new schedule. 5.What’s the relationship between the speakers? A. Classmates. B. Colleagues. C. Teacher and student. 第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 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、7 题。 6.Where are the swimming stations? A. In the hall. A. 12 hours. B. In the gym. B. 13 hours. C. In the VIP rooms of the hotel. C. 15 hours. 7.For how many hours are the station open each day? 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8.Why does the woman need to leave early? A. To meet a friend. B. To have a job interview. C. To talk to Prof. Sogard about her paper.
9. What is the woman most interested in right now? A. Getting more experience. B. Earning more money. C. Helping others. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10.Where did the woman get the personality test questions? A. From a magazine. B. From a psychology textbook. 11.Why does the man refuse to answer the question? A. He had done it before. B. He thinks it’s useless. C. He has no time at the moment. 12. What was the woman’s major in college? A. Accounting. B. Psychology. C. History. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What does the man think about the spaghetti? A. It’s not as good as most frozen food. B. The price is a little high. C. It’s more delicious than his own cooking. 14. How much does one serving cost? A. About 2 dollars. B. About 4 dollars. C. About 6 dollars. 15.What does the woman offer to do for the man? A. Give him a discount. B. Give him another free sample. C. Give him a bag of pasta for free. 16.What do we know about the man? A. He didn’t have lunch. B. He will buy some frozen pizzas. C. He is from Italy. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17.Why did the Spurs get fined? A. The team refused to play an important game. B. Four of its players were taken out in the middle of a game. C. The team sent home four players without telling anyone. 18.Who is NOT an NBA player? A. Danny Green. A. They played very dirty. B. They were not being fair to the fans. C. They were very rude on the court. 20. What did the NBA journalists say about the situation? A. The coach should try to get the fine reduced. B. The coach wasn’t satisfied with the unfair timetable. B. Manu Ginobili. C. David Stern. 19. What did David Stern say about the Spurs? C. From the Internet.
C. The coach wanted to scare the Miami Heat.
第二部分： 阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分）
阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项。
The Great Barn Adventure One morning when I was 11, I explored the town’s abandoned round grain barn （谷仓） . I found a chained sliding door that was wide enough for me to pass through. Inside, there was a heavy smell of dead mice in the dark. After my eyes adjusted, I noticed a shaft (升降机井) that rose all the way to the top of the barn. On one side was a one-man elevator with a long rope and roller. I stepped onto the platform and gave the rope a drag and the elevator began sliding up the shaft, but stopped halfway. After a brief panic attack, I noticed holes in the wall at regular intervals, forming a ladder. For reasons known only to an 11-year-old, I decided it would be better to go up than down. So, with shaking hands, I began climbing the wall. After what seemed like forever, I reached the top of the shaft. I stood up, dusted myself off and found absolutely nothing of interest. It was just an empty room with a ladder leading up to the roof. I climbed all the way up here for this? Then I noticed a fire extinguisher（灭火器）,which I’d always wanted to shoot off. So this was the chance of a lifetime. I tried it, and, much to my surprise, the thing worked! It shot out a thick cloud of powder that instantly filled the room. I couldn’t breathe. I was going to choke to death, and they’d probably never even find my body. Luckily, I remembered the ladder to the roof. I climbed up, popped the straw roof and saw a bright blue sky. I suddenly realized the dust and powder pouring out of the top could draw attention. So when the dust had settled, I climbed down and slipped out of the chained door. I’m not sure if I was more excited about being alive or about not being caught, but I ran all the way back home. 21. When the author got inside the barn, he _______. A. noticed a man on the elevator B. opened the chained sliding door C. saw many dead mice in the dark D. found a shaft leading to the top 22. Which of the following is the right order of the author’s adventure? a. The elevator stopped halfway. b. He entered the round grain barn. c. He climbed to the top of the shaft. d. He found a fire extinguisher and shot it off. A. b-a-c-d A. inspired A. passions B. a-c-b-d B. relieved B. dreams C. c-a-d-b C. surprised C. curiosity D. b-c-a-d D. disappointed D. imagination 23. After getting out of the chained door, the author might feel _______. 24.. From the passage, we can learn that the author was probably a boy full of _______.
Evening Workshops Optional evening workshops will be held at small restaurants or other meeting places near the conference hotel. Meals and other costs are not included but are also optional. Locations will be announced at the conference site. Workshops are very loosely organized and most represent discussions that have been held at Society for Economic Botany (SEB) meetings over a series of years. Workshop 1: Student Network Date Chairs Sponsor Description Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th Hugo de Boer and Arika Virapongse Society for Economic Botany Student members of the SEB hold a networking mixer each year in order to meet each other and to become familiar with a variety of educational programs and faculty advisors(大学指导老师). Faculty members who are part of training programs are encouraged to join the mixer to meet and talk with students. Workshop 2: Botanical Film Making Date Chair Sponsor Description Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th David Strauch University of Hawaii Digital film making is a particularly useful tool of linking cultural information to recognizable plants. This workshop is aimed towards increasing the quality of material recorded by giving participants greater control over the medium. We will cover technical aspects (e.g. camera settings, audio), technical aspects (framing, lighting, focus), and some ways of presenting the material. Experienced filmmakers are encouraged to attend, and participants are welcome to bring their own camera equipment. Workshop 3: Collections for Botany — Collections Development and Management Date Chair Sponsor Description Friday evening, Feb. 7th Jan Salick Society for Economic Botany SEB is a network of researchers who have been developing standards for the development of collections of artifacts, plant samples and related materials. Participants discuss successes, problems, and funding sources for solving management issues. 25. One of the purposes of a networking mixer held each year is to ________. A. provide students with greater control over the media
B. link cultural information to recognizable plants C. help the students to deal with most of the environment issues D. help the students to be familiar with educational programs 26. Which of the following is true according to the poster? A. Evening workshops will be held at small restaurants with meals included. B. Participants have more than one option on Feb.5th than another night. C. Workshops have nothing to do with the discussions held at SEB meetings. D. Faculty advisers can join the mixer without training experience. 27. You are a college student, interested in plants and good at taking TV pictures. Which of the Evening Workshops is most suitable for you? A. Botanical Film Making. C. Student Network. B. Collections for Botany. D. Society for Economic Botany. C The extraordinary Eastgate Building in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city, is said to be the only one in the world to use the same cooling and heating principles as the termite mound(白蚁堆). Architect Mick Pearce used precisely the same strategy when designing the Eastgate Building, which has no air-conditioning and almost no heating. The building—the country’s largest commercial and shopping complex—uses less than 10% of the energy of a conventional building of its size. The Eastgate’s owners saved $3.5 million on a $36 million building because an air-conditioning equipment didn’t have to be imported. The complex is actually two buildings linked by bridges across a shady, glass-roofed atrium(天 井) open to the air. Fans suck fresh air in from the atrium, blow it upstairs through hollow spaces under the floors and from there into each office through baseboard vents(通风口). As it rises and warms, it is drawn out via ceiling vents and finally exists through forty-eight brick chimneys. During summer’s cool nights, big fans blow air through the building seven times an hour to cool the empty floors. By day, smaller fans blow two changes of air an hour through the building, to circulate the air which has been in contact with the cool floors. For winter days, there are small heaters in the vents. This is all possible only because Harare is 1600 feet above sea level, has cloudless skies, little dampness and rapid temperature changes—days as warm as 31℃ commonly drop to 14℃ at night. “You couldn’t do this in New York, with its hot summers and cold winters,” Pearce said. The engineering firm of Ove Arup&Partners monitors daily temperatures. It is found that the temperature of the building has generally stayed between 23℃ and 25℃, with the exception of the annual hot period just before the summer rains in October and three days in November, when a doorkeeper accidentally switched off the fans at night. And the air is fresh—far more so than in air-conditioned buildings, where up to 30% of the air is recycled. 28. Why was Eastgate cheaper to be built than a conventional building? A. It was designed in a smaller size. B. No air conditioners were fixed in.
C. Its heating system was less advanced. D. It used rather different building materials. 29. What does “it” refer to in Paragraph 3? A. Fresh air from outside. C. Hollow space. B. Heat in the building. D. Baseboard vent.
30. Why would a building like Eastgate Not work efficiently in New York? A. New York has less clear skies as Harare. B. Its dampness affects the circulation of air. C. New York covers a larger area than Harare. D. Its temperature changes seasonally rather than daily. 31. The data in the last paragraph suggests Eastgate’s temperature control system_____. A. allows a wide range of temperatures B. functions well for most of the year C. can recycle up to 30% of the air D. works better in hot seasons D Men are spending more and more time in the kitchen encouraged by celebrity (名人) chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, according to a report from Oxford University. The effect of the celebrity role models, who have given cooking a more manly picture, has combined with a more general drive towards sexual equality and men now spend more than twice the amount of time preparing meals than they did in 1961. According to the research by Prof. Jonatahn Gershuny, who runs the Centre for Time Research at Oxford, men now spend more than half an hour a day cooking, up from just 12 minutes a day in 1961. Prof. Gershuny said, “The man in the kitchen is part of a much wider social trend. There has been 40 years of sexual equality, but there is another 40 years probably to come.” Women, who a generation ago spent nearly two hours a day cooking, now spend just one hour and seven minutes—a great fall, but they still spend far more time in the kitchen than men. Some experts have named these men in aprons as “Gastrosexuals (men using cooking skills to impress friends)”, who have been inspired to pick up a kitchen knife by the success of Ramsay, Oliver as well as other male celebrity chefs such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Marco Pierre White and Keith Floyd. “I was married in 1974. When my father came to visit me a few weeks later, I was wearing an apron when I opened the door. He laughed,” said Prof. Gershuny. “That would never happen now.” Two-thirds of adults say that they come together to share at least three times a week, even if it is not necessarily around a kitchen or dining room table. Prof. Gershuny pointed out that the family meal was now rarely eaten by all of its members around a table—with many “family meals” in fact taken on the sofa in the sitting room, and shared by family members. “The family meal has changed a lot, and few of us eat—as I did when I was a child—at least two meals a day together as a family. But it has survived in a different format.”
32. What is one reason behind the trend that men spend more time cooking than before? A. The improvement of cooks’ status. B. The influence of popular female chefs. C. The change of female’s view on cooking. D. The development of sexual equality campaign. 33. What does the author think about the time men and women spend on cooking? A. Men spend more time cooking than women nowadays. B. Women spend much less time on cooking than before. C. It will take 40 years before men spend more time at the stove than women. D. There is a sharp decline in the time men spend on cooking compared with 1961. 34. How did Prof. Gershuny see the family meal according to the passage? A. It has become a thing of the past. B. It is very different from what it used to be. C. It shouldn’t be advocated in modern times. D. It is beneficial to the stability of the family. 35. Which is the best title for the passage? A. The Changes of Family Meals B. Equality between Men and Women C. Cooking into a New Trend for Men D. Cooking—a Thing of the Past for Women E 第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，共 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的七个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。 Americans use many expressions with the word “dog”. People in the United States love their dogs and treat them well. existence. Some people say we live in a dog-eat-dog world. 37 They say that to be successful, a person has to work like a dog. This means they have to work very, very hard. Such hard work can make people dog-tired. And, the situation would be even worse if they became sick as a dog. 38 This means that every person enjoys a successful period during his or her life. To be successful, people often have to learn new skills. Yet, some people say that you can never teach an old dog new tricks. They believe that older people do not like to learn new things and will not change the way they do things. 39 People who are unkind or uncaring can be described as meaner than a junkyard dog. Junkyard dogs live in places where people throw away things they do not want. Mean dogs are often used to guard this property. They bark or attack people who try to enter the property. However, sometimes a person who appears to be mean and threatening is really not so bad. We say 36 However, dogs without owners to care for them lead a different kind of life. The expression, to lead a dog's life, describes a person who has an unhappy
his bark is worse than his bite. Dog expressions are also used to describe the weather. The dog days of summer are the hottest days of the year. A rainstorm may cool the weather. But we do not want it to rain too hard. 40 A. Still, people say every dog has its day. B. We do not want it to rain cats and dogs. C. Some people are compared to dogs in bad ways. D. Dogs are their best friends and they are loyal to people. E. There are many other expressions waiting for you to explore. F. That means many people are competing for the same things, like good jobs. G. They take their dogs for walks, let them play outside and give them good food and medical care. 第三部分：语言知识运用 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并 在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Every fast-food employee knows that the drive-through window is the worst position. The window sticks with constant ice; the roar of engines hurts your howling wind. On a 42 afternoon, everything changed. 43 windows shut. Drivers don’t 44 their orders into a speaker box, when Every once in a while, the sub-zero temperatures seal a exactly enjoy having to stand outside in the cold, show their annoyance to the employees. This woman was stood outside, 48 “You can’t 47 49 45 . 46 as well,” she said as she came up to the window to pay. She “I’ll get the next car’s lit up her face like a fire. their drinks,” I said, confused and tired. 50 , and when the next customer arrived at the 51 changed — first angry to be 53 . “No, but I’ll buy them,” she said. “Pay it forward and all that.” Completely puzzled, I charged her as out in the cold, then driver 54 him. He 52 55 window I explained what had just happened. I watched as his 41 ; your words are lost in the
they expect to drive through on their heated leather seats. In such cases, most customers tend to
much snow on her hair. Though she was obviously freezing, her bright
at the random act of kindness, and finally, delighted by his over the cash and received his pre-paid hot drink. 56
“I suppose I’ll pay for the next order then,” he replied, nodding and waving at the impatient The trend continued. Customers arrived annoyed, only to leave were shocked to spend much more than they had expected, their order for less than half the price. Five vehicles passed, then ten, then twenty. No one refused to pay. Customers stood at my window 58 a fist-full of change to buy drinks for a complete stranger. Cars drove off, 57 and pleased. Some
others ended up receiving
honking (鸣笛) and
their thanks. 60 of traffic. It only takes
It only takes one customer, one person, to change the entire one moment, one smile, to warm up even the coldest of days. 41. A. ears 42. A. freezing 43. A. truck’s 44. A. offering 45. A. polite 46. A. number 47. A. covering 48. A. eyes 49. A. pay 50. A. instructed 51. A. gesture 52. A. inspired 53. A. turn 54. A. beyond 55. A. took 56. A. shy 57. A. while 58. A. making 59. A. explaining 60. A. jam B. hands B. sunny B. vehicle’s B. throwing B. angry B. coffee B. increasing B. smile B. take B. requested B. expression B. upset B. sense B. before B. looked B. calm B. since B. emptying B. sending B. row C. feet C. warm C. car’s C. screaming C. popular C. fee C. gathering C. hair C. buy C. directed C. figure C. surprised C. deed C. beside C. handed C. anxious C. as C. lying C. introducing C. flow
D. back D. usual D. lorry’s D. cancelling D. different D. order D. falling D. annoyance D. bring D. suggested D. feeling D. disappointed D. luck D. behind D. thought D. regretful D. unless D. holding D. casting D. line
第二卷（共 50 分）
第一节 语法填空 （共 10 小题，每小题 1.5 分，共 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卡标号为 61～70 的相应位置上。 Why is pink or purple a color for girls and blue or brown for boys? The answer depends largely Egyptians, green was a color children 63 62 61 cultural values as well as personal experiences. To the represented the hope and joy of spring, while for Muslims,
it means heaven. Red is a symbol of good luck in many cultures. During the Spring Festival in China, (give) money in a red envelope to bring good fortune in the New Year. For many 64 against evils（灾祸）. nations, blue is a symbol of protection and religious beliefs. Greek people often wear a blue necklace hoping to protect People’s both mentally 65 67 Green is said to be 66 (choose) of colors is also influenced by their bodies’ reactions toward them. most restful color. It has the ability to reduce pain and relax people 68 (work) in green environment have been found physically. People
to have fewer stomach aches. Red can cause a person’s blood pressure to rise and increase people’s appetites（食欲）. Many
decorators will include different shades of red in the restaurant. And many commercial websites will have a red “Buy Now” button because red is a color that 70 69 (easy) catches a person’s eye. Blue is another calming color. Unlike red, blue is believed to cause people to lose appetite. So you want to eat less, some suggest that eating from blue plates can help.
第二节：短文改错 (共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 见答题纸
假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处，每处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： 在错词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后 的词。
第三节：书面表达(满分 25 分)
假设你是红星中学高三（1）班的学生李华，请按照以下四幅图的先后顺序，用英文写一 篇周记, 记述你和父母一起为爷爷过生日的过程。 注意：1．周记的开头已为你写好。2．词数不少于 100。
Last Saturday was my grandfather’s birthday._________________________________ __________________________________________
英语试卷答案 第一卷（选择题 共 100 分）
第一部分：听力 1—5 CBCBA 6-10BCBAA 11—15 BACAB 16-20ACCBB 第二部分： 阅读理解 21--24. D A B C 25-27 DBA 28--31BA DB 32—35 DBBC
36---40．GFACB 第三部分：语言知识运用 完形填空 41—45 AABCD 46—50 DCBBB 51—55 BCDDC 56—60BABBC
第二卷（非选择题 共 50 分）
第一节 语法填空：61. on / upon 62. that /which 63. are given 64. themselves65. choice
the 67. and 68. working 69.easily 70. if / when 66.
How can a person recover from emotional problems? A popular opinion suggests that he watches watch humorous films. And a recent study proves this to be wrong. The study also shows But that watching at sad films can make getting over a negative mood a easier job. Emotional 删去 an experiences is important to people’s well-being. People are less likely to share their feelings are more with these who have had similar experiences. Similar, people prefer movies that reflect their those Similarly mood. That’s the reason ^a sad film can contribute to comfort a sad person more than a why comforting pleasant one.
Last Friday was my grandfather’s birthday. To celebrate his birthday, we made many preparations. Early in the morning, my parents and I set off for the department store to find a gift for Grandpa. We chose very carefully, eventually a warm sweater caught our eye and was purchased. To show my love for my grandpa, I made a birthday cake with the help of my mother. In the evening, we got together to celebrate his birthday. With candles lit, we sang happy birthday out loud and clapped. After making a wish, he blew out the candles. The room was alive with the sound of cheering. Then we took a picture of the whole family to record the happy moment. When I saw tears of happiness in Grandpa’s eyes, I was filled with a feeling of accomplishment and happiness.
听力材料： Text 1 W: Are you going to the meeting? It will start at 8:00. M: Yes, but I will be thirty minutes late. Text 2 M: Frank is always complaining about his job. W: Maybe if you tried waiting on tables, you'd see what it's like. Text 3 W: What happened to your leg? It looks really painful. M: Oh, I just fell off my bike this morning. It doesn't really hurt. W: Well, it's not like you need to go to the hospital, but I do think you should put something on it so it doesn't get infected. Text 4 M: There is a change in the flight schedule, so we will get to the airport at 8 o'clock in the morning instead of 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Does John know about this? W: He was here just now and got a new schedule. Text 5 M: I'm not prepared for the test. Are you nervous? W: No, I'm not. I studied. Text 6 M: I've looked everywhere, but I haven't seen a swimming pool here. W: This hotel doesn't have a full-size pool, but we do have swimming stations in our gym. M: Swimming stations? Whoever heard of such a thing? W: You swim in a swimming station just like you run on a running machine. M: All that exercise in a little pool? Wow! Do I have to pay anything? W: The swimming stations are available to all guests for no charge. M: That's great. Now, can you tell me the hours of operation? W: They're available anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. M: Wow! I'm gonna go get changed right now! W: The swimming stations are very popular, sir. I hope you don't find a line down there. Text 7 M: Hi, Mary. Do you want to start writing the lab report after we finish this experiment? W: I can't. I actually need to leave early because I'm going over to the psychology department. I'm meeting Professor Sogard about a job opening. M: What? Like a job on campus or something? W: Yeah. And it sounds pretty interesting. It's all about how people study... you know, what kind of learning style they prefer. So, for example, some people learn best by looking at something, while others learn best by hearing or touching. M: Yeah, that sounds like it'd be perfect for you. You've actually done a lot of work in that area. So now, the big question: are you getting paid for this? W: I'm sure we'll get a little something, but probably not much. Anyway, it doesn't matter to me. The most important thing is to get some experience, you know? M: Yeah. And it'll be nice to help those high school students, too.
W: That's what I thought when I saw the ad. But you know what? You could do it, too. Text 8 W: If you could choose to be anyone you want from history, who would it be? M: What kind of question is that? W: It's just a question. M: Are you trying to do one of those personality profile things from a magazine on me again? W: Maybe, maybe not. Just answer the question. M: No, I'm not going to answer the question until you tell me why you are asking it and what you are going to do with my answer! W: Okay, so what if it is something I found in a magazine? I think it's interesting. M: It's garbage! There's nothing scientific or proven from anything they conclude. W: So what? There's at least a little truth in it and it's fun. I like analyzing people. M: Then you should have studied psychology instead of accounting! W: I just might do that. Maybe I'll go back to school and become a psychologist. M: Fine, you do that. Just don't try to experiment on me or try to use your theories on me! W: No problem. You make a terrible test subject anyway. You are so predictable. M: Predictable? I am not! Text 9 W: Excuse me, sir. Would you like a free taste of our new spaghetti with tomato sauce? M: Oh, uh, sure. Why not? Mmm! That's pretty good! W: I'm glad you like it! This is our part of our new line of frozen dinners. M: Wait, this was frozen? I can't believe it! It tastes better than anything I can make at home. W: The pasta is handmade, and the sauce is made from only the finest tomatoes. It's based on a classic recipe from the south of Italy. We think it can stand up to any ready-to-eat meal. M: How much is this, anyway? W: It's only $3.95 for two servings. M: Fantastic! I'm gonna pick some up right now. Where can I find it? W: Just behind me, next to the frozen pizzas. Look for the bright yellow stickers that say "New". M: Great! Hey, um, can I ask you a question? W: Sure. M: Do you think it would be all right if I had just one more of those samples? I didn't have a chance to eat lunch. W: Take as many as you want. Text 10 The San Antonio Spurs, one of the most successful NBA teams of all time, have been given a $250,000 fine because their coach Greg Popovich did not play four of his players, including three superstars, duing a recent game against the Miami Heat. Popovich put all-stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, as well as role player Danny Green, on a plane and sent them home before the game. The coach said that he wanted to rest his players after a six-game road trip, and after the Spurs had played five times in seven days. David Stern, the head of the NBA, said that all teams are required to let his office know if any players are not going to travel for games because of injury or any other reason. He also said that the Spurs owed an apology to NBA fans, many of whom had paid a lot of money to watch the two teams play their only game in Miami this season. Many of
the NBA journalists think that Coach Popovich made the decision because he was not satisfied with the NBA for giving the Spurs an unfair schedule. The coach has not said whether the team plans on trying to get the fine reduced.