定州市高二第一学期期中考试英语试题

定州市高二第一学期期中考试英语试题

命题人段会敏

本试卷共150分。考试时间120分钟。第Ⅰ卷的答案涂在机读卡上,第Ⅱ卷的答案写在答题纸上。

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。

例:How much is the shirt?

A.£19.15.

B. £9.15

C. £9.18

答案是B。

1. What are the speakers doing now?

A. Listening to the radio.

B. Having a class.

C. Attending a concert.

2. What is the woman planning to do?

A. Buy some clothes.

B. Get a haircut.

C. Go to the man?s home.

3. What?s the man doing?

A. Apologizing to the woman.

B. Criticizing the woman.

C. Arguing with the woman.

4. How late is the woman?

A. More than an hour.

B. An hour.

C. 45 minutes.

5. Why doesn?t the man go out with his fr iends?

A. He doesn?t like going out.

B. Things are expensive.

C. He has no time. 第二节(共15 小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)

听第6段材料,回答第6、7题。

6. What?s Jenny?s problem?

A. She dislikes history class.

B. She does poorly in her tests.

C. She does badly in assignments.

7. What?s the probable relationship between the speakers?

A. Classmates.

B. Teacher and student.

C. Husband and wife.

听第7段材料,回答第8至10题。

8. How did the man first hear about the football match?

A. On the radio.

B. On TV.

C. From the woman.

9. When will the football match be held?

A. On the 4th.

B. On the 21st.

C. On the 28th.

10. What does the woman offer to do for the man?

A. Buy him dinner.

B. Buy him a ticket.

C. Help him study.

听第8段材料,回答第11至13题。

11. What is Amazon Tree Houses?

A. It is a hotel.

B. It is a program.

C. It is a company.

12. Why is the woman interested in the article?

A. She wants to travel in Amazon.

B. She wants to run a tree house hotel.

C. She wants to live in a tree house.

13. What does the man think of the woman?s plan?

A. Not practical.

B. Quite good.

C. Just so-so.

听第9段材料,回答第14至16题。

14. Where does this conversation probably take place?

A. In a cinema.

B. In a grocery.

C. In a bookstore.

15. When did popcorn grow more popular?

A. In 1621.

B. In the 1930s.

C. In 1947.

16. What are the speakers talking about?

A. The function of popcorn on films.

B. The various uses of popcorn.

C. The brief history of popcorn.

听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。

17. What material was the valuable penny from the talk made of?

A. Copper.

B. Silver.

C. Steel.

18. What caused pennies to be made differently in 1943?

A. The cost of metal.

B. World War II.

C. Collectors? taste.

19. Why was the coin so interesting and valuable to the collector?

A. It was unique.

B. It was from Philadelphia.

C. It once belonged to Lincoln.

20. What kinds of collectible items are worth the most?

A. Old ones.

B. Rare ones.

C. Ones from the war.

第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,40分)

第一节:(共15小题,每题2分,满分30分)

阅读下列短文,从每题所给的A、B、C、D中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

A

Mini Book Excerpts(节选)

Biography

When Salinger learned that a car park was to be built on the land, the middle-aged writer was shocked and quickly bought the neighboring area to protect it… The townspeople never forgot the rescue and came to help their most famous

neighbor.

J. D. Salinger:A Life by Kenneth Slawenski(Random House,$27)Mystery(疑案小说)

“You?re a smart boy. Benny?s death was no accident, and you?re the only who saw it happen. Do you think the murderer should get away with it? ” The boy was staring stubbornly at his lap again.

A thought suddenly oc curred to Annika, “Did you …You recognized the man in the car, didn?t you?”

The boy hesitated, twisting his fingers, “Maybe,” he said quietly.

Red Wolf by Liza Marklund(Atria Books, $25. 99)

Short Stories

She wants to say to him what she has learned, none of it in class. Some women are born stupid, and some women are too smart for their own good. Some women are born to give, and some women only know how to take. Some women learn who they want to be from their mothers, some who they don?t want to be. Some mothers suffer so their daughters won?t. Some mothers love so their daughters won?t.

You Are Free by Danzy Senna (Riverhead Books,$15)Humor

Do your kids like to have fun? Come to Fun Times! Do you like to watch your kids having fun? Bring them to Fun Times! Fun Times?s “amusement cycling” is the most fun you can have, legally, in the United States right now. Why spend thousands of dollars flying to Disney World when you can spend less than half to that within a day?s drive of most cities?

Happy: And Other Bad Thoughts by Larry Doyle(Ecco,$14. 99)

21. If the readers want to know about the life of Salinger, they should buy the book published by .

A. Ecco

B. Atria Books

C. Riverhead Books

D. Random House

22. The book Happy: And Other Bad Thoughts is intended for .

A. parents with young children

B. Disney World workers

C. middle school teachers

D. young children

23. Which book describes women with characters of their own?

A. Happy: And Other Bad Thoughts

B. J. D. Salinger: A Life

C. You Are Free

D. Red Wolf

24. After finishing the book Red Wolf, the readers would learn that .

A. the boy helped arrest the murderer

B. Benny died of an accident

C. the murderer got away with the crime

D. Annika carried out the crime

B

My mom is the greatest mom ever! As I grew up, I saw her as my hero because of all the things she would do for me.

One day I came home from school and saw some papers on the kitchen table. My mom was sitting with a worried face, looking at my da d. My dad wasn?t working at the time because he had broken his arm.

“What?s going on?” I asked.

“We have to be out of the house in two weeks,” my mom said. She had her elbows on the table and one hand over the forehead. Then I realized this was a serious problem.

We had no money and no idea what we were going to do. I read the papers on the table; they said we had lost the house because we hadn?t been paying the rent. I was surprised that all this was going on and I didn?t know anything about it. It seemed to me that everything was falling apart.

That whole week Mom tried her best to find a place for rent. Besides the fact that we had no place to move to, we also had very little to eat. Even though she didn?t show it, I could feel my mom?s pain and how much it hurt her to be unable to provide a good shelter and food for us.

“We are going to start to move today,” she told me with a smile on her face after that whole week?s struggle. “There?s a place near your school and thank God they allow all of us to l ive there, even though the place is pretty small.” I could tell she was relieved and happy.

Times like this are moments that make me admire my mom?s strength. Some people might give up in bad situations. My mom looks at bad moments in life as a test, or a chance to make herself stronger. When things seem to be the worst, she makes everything seem so easy to fix.

25. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A. The author?s father had no job at that time.

B. The author?s family had no money to pay the rent.

C. The author didn?t know his family?s situation before he saw the papers.

D. The author?s family finally moved to a big house.

26. The underlined word "it" in the fifth paragraph refers to “_________”.

A. the paper

B. the money

C. the fact that their situation was serious

D. the fact that his father?s arm was broken

27. What did the mother teach the author through her experience?

A. One should learn to support oneself.

B. One should be brave when in danger.

C. One should appreciate the bad moments in life as they are tests.

D. One should be strong when faced with difficulties.

28. What is the best title for the text?

A. My Mother and I

B. Moving to a New House

C. My Hero: My Mother

D. One Experience of Moving

C

Jimmy is an automotive mechanic, but he lost his job a few months ago. He has a good heart, but always feared applying for a new job.

One day, he gathered up all his strength and decided to attend a job interview. His appointment was at 10 am and it was already 8:30. While waiting for a bus to the office where he was supposed to be interviewed, he saw an elderly man wildly kicking the tyre of his car. Obviously there was something wrong with the car. Jimmy immediately went up to lend him a hand. When Jimmy finished working on the car, the old man asked him how much he should pay for the service. Jimmy said there was no need to pay him; he just helped someone in need, and he had to rush for an interview. Then the old man said, “Well, I could take you to the office for your interview. It?s the least I could do. Please, I insist.” Jimmy agreed.

Upon arrival, Jimmy found a long line of applicants waiting to be interviewed. Jimmy still had some grease on him after the car repair, but he did not have much time to wash it off or have a change of shirt. One by one, the applicants left the interviewer?s office with disappointed look on their faces. Finally his name was called. The interviewer was sitting on a large chair facing the office window. Rocking the chair back and forth, he asked, “Do you really need to be interviewed?” Jimmy?s heart sank. “With the way I look now, how could I possibly pass this interview?” he thought to himself.

Then the interviewer turned the chair and to Jim my?s surprise, it was the old man he helped earlier in the morning. It turned out he was the General Manager of the company.

“Sorry I had to keep you waiting, but I was pretty sure I made the right decision to have you as part of our workforce before you even stepped into the office. I just know you?d be a trustworthy worker. Congratulations!” Jimmy sat down and they shared a cup of well-deserved coffee as he landed himself a new job.

29. What did Jimmy see on the way to the interview?

A. A friend?s car h ad a flat tyre

B. a wild man was pushing a car

C. a terrible accident happened

D. an old man?s car broke down

30. Why did the old man offer Jimmy a ride?

A. He was also to be interviewed

B. He needed a traveling companion

C. He always helped people in need

D. He was thankful to Jimmy

31. How did Jimmy feel on hearing the interviewer?s question?

A. He was sorry for the other applicants

B. There was no hope for him to get the job

C. He regretted helping the old man

D. The interviewer was very rude

32. What can we learn from Jimmy?s experience?

A. Where there is a will, there?s a way

B. A friend in need is a friend indeed

C. Good is rewarded with good.

D. Two heads are better than one

D

定州市高二第一学期期中考试英语试题

Horse-drawn sleigh rides Dogsledding Snowmobiling

Welcome to Banff, Canada?s first, most famous and arguably(按理说) most fascinating national park. If you?ve come to ski or snowboard, we?ll see you on the slopes. Skiing is a local favourite too.

While you?re here, try other recreational activities available in our mountains. Popular choices include a Banff Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain, bathe in the natural mineral waters at the Upper Hot Spring, horse-drawn sleigh ride, drive-your-own-team dog sled excursion(短途旅行), and snowmobile tour to the highland(but not in the national park).

We also recommend you make time to enjoy simple pleasures. After looking around Banff Ave shops, walk a couple of blocks west or south to the scenic Bow River.

True ice skating on frozen Lake Louise where Ice Magic International Ice Sculpture Competition Works are displayed after Jan 25. You can rent skates in Banff or at the sport shop in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

Banff?s backcountry paths access(vt进入、到达) a wilderness world of silence and matchless beauty—cross country skis and snowshoes provide the means(途径、方法). Banff sport shops rent(出租)equipment and clothes, or join an organized tour. Although we?ve been many times, we still find the cliffs and i cefalls of our frozen canyons worth visiting.

Wildlife watching also creates satisfying memories. We have seen hundreds of the elk and bighorn sheep that attract visitors, yet they still arouse a sense of wonder. And the rare spotting of a cougar, wolf or woodland caribou takes our breath away.

See if simple pleasure work for your Fight in the snow with your kids, walk beside a stream or climb to a high place and admire the view.

—Banff Resort Guide Editors

33. Accord ing to the passage, Banff?s backcountry is accessible(可进入的) by .

A. cross country skiing B, horse-drawn sleigh riding

C. snowmobiling

D. dogsledding

34. Which of the following is true according to the passage?

A. Dog sledding is the most popular sport among local people.

B. Watching wildlife is a memorable(值得纪念的)experience.

C. Travelers should bring their own sports equipment.

D. Shopping is too simple a pleasure to enjoy.

35. The purpose of the writing is to _______.

A. promote scenic spots in Canada

B. introduce tourist activities in Banff

C. advertise for the sports in Banff

D. describe breathtaking views in Banff

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。

How to Improve V ocabulary Fast

Your vocabulary refers to the words in a language you are familiar with. We should learn some ways to expand it.

Read every day. 36 Choose reading material that is slightly above your level and keep a dictionary with you to look up words you do not know.

37 If you do not meet with an unfamiliar word in your daily reading, use your dictionary to search for one.

Learn the correct definition(释义、解释)and pronunciation for each new word. Pronunciation is as important as definition because in order to add a word to your active vocabulary, you must be able to use it in speech.

Elaborate(阐释)on the meaning of the word. Use imagery and personal relevance. If you have just learned the word “stubborn”, think about the neighbor who will not lend you his car. 38

Use your new word in speech and in writing. E-mail your sister about how your

cat is stubborn about sleeping on your pillow. 39 But the more you use it, the more fluent you will become in its use. Soon it will be a regular part of your active vocabulary.

Tell everyone you are trying to increase your vocabulary. Encourage them to ask you what your latest word is. 40 The more you explain the meaning of a word to someone, the more likely you are to remember it.

A. Find a new word every day.

B. The vocabulary can be increased.

C. Your vocabulary contains the words you understand.

D. The more often you read, the faster your vocabulary can grow.

E. Or let them ask for the definition(释义、解释)of a new word you have used.

F. Imagi ne him shaking his head, and think of him as “stubborn in his refusal”.

G. The first time you use a new word in speech, it may seem clumsy and forced. 第三部分:语言知识运用(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)

The family had just moved to Rhode Island, and the young woman was feeling a little depressed on that Sunday in May. After all, it was Mother's Day—and 800 miles 41 her from her parents in Ohio.

She had called them that morning, to wish her a happy Mother's Day and her mother had 42 how colorful their backyard was 43 spring had arrived. Later, she told her husband how she 44 those lilacs(丁香)in her parents' yard. “I know where we can find some,” he said. “Get the45 and come on.” So off they went.

Some time later, they stopped at a hill and there were lilacs all round. The young woman rushed up to the nearest 46 and buried her face in the flowers. Carefully, she 47 some.Finally, they returned to their car for the 48 home. The woman sat smiling, surrounded by her 49.

When they were near home, she shouted “stop,” got off quickly and50 to a nearby nursing home. She went to the end of the porch (门廊), where a(n) 51 patient was sitting in her wheelchair, and put the flowers into her lap. The two 52 , bursting into laughter now and then. Later the young woman turned and ran back to her 53 . As the car pulled away, the woman in the wheelchair 54 with a smile, and held the lilacs 55 .

“Mom,” the kids asked, “56 did you give her our flowers?” “It is Mother's Day, and she seems so 57 while I have all of you. And anyone would be 58 by flowers.”

This satisfied the kids, but not the husband. The next day he 59 some young

lilacs around their yard.

I was the husband. Now, every May, our yard is full of lilacs. Every Mother's Day our kids 60 purple lilacs. And every year I remember that smile of the lonely old woman.

41 A. moved B. kept C. separated D. made

42. A. learned B. mentioned C. imagined D. realized

43. A. as if B. so that C. now that D. even if

44. A. grew B. missed C. watered D. showed

45. A. cars B. kids C. clothes D. lilacs

46. A. yard B. hill C. bush D. door

47. A. bought B. picked C. set D. raised

48 A. break B. holiday C. trip D. dinner

49. A. friends B. memory C. honor D. flowers

50. A. responded B. pointed C. drove D. hurried

51 A. elderly B. loving C. serious D. sensitive

52. A. hesitated B. waited C. chatted D. sat

53 A. family B. mother C. path D. home

54 A. nodded B. left C. waved D. continued

55. A. sadly B. politely C. quickly D. tightly

56. A. why B. when C. how D. where

57 A. sad B. confused C. alone D. patient

58 A. calmed B. persuaded C. disappointed D. cheered

59. A. arranged B. planted C. dried D. hid

60. A. find B. gather C. receive D. sell

第II卷共50分

第四部分:写作(共两节,满分35分)

第一节:语法填空(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或括号内单词的正确形式。

A man came to the USA from another country. After___61____(settle) down at an island , he went into a cafeteria to get something ____62____(eat). He sat down at an empty table and waited for someone to take his order, but nobody did. ____63___(final), a woman with a tray full of food sat down opposite him and told him____64___ the cafeteria worked.

“Start out at that end,” she said.”Just go along the line and pick out what you want. At_____65____ other end they?ll tell you how much you have to pay.”

“ I was ____66____(surprise) how everything worked in the USA,” the man told

his friend.” Life?s a cafeteria there. You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price. You can even get success,______67____ you will never get it if you wait for someone to bring it to you. You have to get up and get it ____68___(you).”

You can?t change the inevitable. The only thing you can do___69____(be) to control your attitude. Once you reach that point in life, happiness and _____70____(satisfy) can …t be too far away.

第二节:短文改错(共10小题,每题1分,满分10分)

下面短文中有10处语言错误。请在有错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。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:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

注意:1. 每句不超过两个错误;2. 每处错误及其修改均公限一词;

3. 只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

Many people which smoke say that smoking helps them to think better. But I strongly against smoking.

First, smoking is harmfully to one?s health. People who smoke may die of different illnesses and disease. Second, smoking polluted the air. People find them impossible to work well in a room full of smoke. Third, smoking wastes of much money. It?s said that millions of dollars are spent treating diseases causing by smoking.

To sum up, smoking does more harm than good. However, students should not pick up a habit of smoking.

第二节:书面表达(满分25分)

假如你叫李平,你的美国笔友Tom来信询问你暑假过的怎样。请根据以下信息

定州市高二第一学期期中考试英语试题

注意:词数100左右。

Dear Tom,

I'm more than glad to receive your letter. And it's a pleasure to tell you something about how I spent the Summer holiday.

_____________________________________________________________________

_______________

_____________________________________________________________________ _______________

Yours,

Li Ping

听力:1-5. CBA AB 6-10. BCABC 11-15. CBAAB 16-20. CABAB

阅读理解

A)21-24 DACA B)25-28DCDC C)DDBC D)ABB 36—40 DAFGE

二.完形填空

41-45 CBCBB 46-50 CBCDD 51-55 ACACD 56-60 ACDBB

语法填空61. settling 62. to eat 63. Finally 64. how

65. the 66. surprised 67.but 68. yourself 69. is 70. satisfaction

短文改错1.which—who 2.strongly前加am 3.harmfully—harmful

4.disease—diseases

5.polluted—pollutes

6.them—it

7.去掉of

8.causing---caused

9.However----Therefore 10.a—the

作文评分原则(满分25分)

1.本题总分为25分, 按5个档次给分。

2.评分时, 先根据文章的内容和语言初步确定其所属档次, 然后以该档次的要求来衡量,确定或调整档次, 最后给分。

3.词数少于80多于120的, 从总分中减去2分。

4.评分时, 应注意的主要内容为: 内容要点、应用词汇和语法结构的数量和准确性及上下文的连贯性。

5.拼写与标点符号是语言准确性的一个方面,评分时,应视其对交际的影响程度予以考虑。英、美拼写及词汇用法均可接受。

6.如书写较差以至影响交际,将分数降低一个档次。

One possible version:

Dear Tom,

I'm more than glad to receive your letter. And it's a pleasure to tell you something about how I spent the Summer holiday.

To begin with, I had a good rest because recently I often felt tired as a result of my heavy study burden as well as lack of sleep and physical exercise. In addition, it took me two days to stay with my grandparents living in the countryside and help

them do some housework and tell them what happened to me and my friends. What's more, I had a trip with my friends to appreciate the beauty of nature and breathe fresh air and the trip broadened my horizons and enriched my knowledge during pleasure.

What did you do in your summer holidays? I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes!

Yours,

【要点综述】本文体裁为记叙文。本文叙述了主人公Jimmy的应聘奇遇:他在去应聘的路途中遇到一个车子抛锚的老人,他帮助老人修好车并一同去了面试现场。面试的时候他才发现,面试他的人竟然是他帮忙为之修车的那个老人。很自然,他获得了那份工作。

29.【答案】D

【解析】细节理解题。根据第二段话“he saw an elderly man wildly kicking the tyre of his car. Obviously there was something wrong with the car”说明老人的车抛锚了,具体什么问题,文章未提到。故选D。

30.【答案】D

【解析】细节理解题。前文说到在修完车后他回绝了老人修理费;再根据老人所说“It’s the least I could do. Please, I insist”,可知老人是因为感激而主动送他去面试场的。故选D。

31.【答案】B

【解析】细节理解题。根据老人的问题“你确实需要面试吗?”及Jimmy的所想“With the way I look now, how could I possibly pass this interview”可知,以他当时的状态,他无法通过面试。故选B。

32.【答案】C

【解析】推理判断题。Jimmy在应聘途中无偿地帮助的老人正是他去面试公司的总经理,而后他被提供了那份工作。从这个故事中我们不难认识到:善有善报(Good is rewarded with good)。A项“有志者事竟成”;B项“患难见真情”;D项“三个臭皮匠顶个诸葛亮”。

33【答案】A

【解析】细节把握题。由第五段“Banff’s backcountry paths access a wilderness world 34【答案】B

【解析】细节判断题。由第六段“Wildlife watching also creates satisfying memories.”可知B项说法正确。A项说法太绝对,没有事实根据。由第四段“You can rent skates in Banff or at the sport shop in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.”和第五段“Banff sport shops rent equipment and clothes, or join an organized tour.”可知游客不必自带运动器具,故C项说法不对。D项无从考证。【答案】C

【解析】推理判断题。本文是一篇旅游景点和项目介绍的说明文。其目的当然是向游客介绍Banff的游览活动了,故正确答案为C。A项拔高了主题,B、D两项以偏概全。

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