高二英语Unit 12限时训练

高二英语Unit 12限时训练


1.—I think you should phone Jenny and say sorry to her. 1—5 A C DCA 6—10 CDBAD —______.It was her fault.

A.No way

B.Not possible

C.No chance

D.Not at all

2.Your story is perfect; I’ve never heard _____ befo re.(2006全国卷II)

A. the better one

B. the best one

C. a better one

D. a good one

3 Leaves are found on all kinds of trees, but they differ greatly _____ size and

shape. (上海2007)

A. on

B. from

C. by

D. in

4 For these flowers, ____ is badly needed is plenty of water and sunshine.

A. all

B. all that

C. all what

D. all which

5 The two leaders have ____the foundations of a new car in cooperation

between their countries.

A laid

B lied

C lain

D set

6 ____in the strange city, the poor boy fell to____.

A. Lost...cry

B. To lose…cry

C. Lost…crying

D. Having lost…


7 He____ me ____ the accusation (指控) of being a thief.

A. protected…from

B. prevented…from

C. guard…against

D. defended… against

8 He got off the bus with _____in his hands.

A. two luggages

B. two pieces of luggage

C. two pieces of luggages

D. two luggage

9 Mary has always thought of herself as a good dancer and never forgets to____others of it.

A. remind

B. remember

C. know

D. introduce

10 The performance ____ to be very successful.

A. was proved

B. became

C. resulted in

D. turned out

11 He is the only man ______ in the accident. 11—15 B B DAC

A. living

B. alive

C. lively

D. live

12That winter, Wang Anyi ____ a popular novel.

A set off to write

B set out to write

C set about to write

D get down

to write

13The learned scholar ____ the question raised by the audience how life began.

A made out

B throw lights on

C spoke out

D throw light upon

14 In order to ____the position, Lucy ____herself to ____English now.

A apply for, is applying, learning

B apply to, is applying, learn

C applies for, was applying, learning

D apply to, is applying, learned

15 ______from the earth to Mars.

A How long it is

B How far is it

C What a long distance it is

D What a long distance is it


Barbara who was a nurse was driving her six-year-old son, Benjamin, to his

piano lesson. “Mom, look!” Ben suddenly cried. Just ahead, a car had lost 16

on the icy road, and then 17 sideways into a telephone pole.

Barbara was frightened, but she wanted to help those 18 people in the

car. Then she paused. What about Ben? Was it 19 to leave him alone? What

if their 20 was hit from behind? For a brief moment Barbara considered

going on her way. Someone else was 21 to come along. But the situation

was worse than she’d feared. 22 girls of high school age were in the car.

One was already 23 . The other, however, was still breathing. Thinking she

might save her life, she asked Ben to stay in the car and rushed to the crashed

car and 24 applied pressure to the 25 in the teenager’s head.

Then a trucker 26 and called for help on his cellphone. A few moments later, rescue workers arrived.

“Good job,” one rescuer said as he 27 the girl’s wounds. “You probably saved her life, ma’am.”

But as Barbara walked 28 to her car, a feeling of sadness overwhelmed her, especially for the 29 of the girl who had died. Slowly Barbara opened her car door. What should she tell Benjamin? Could she tell him that a girl had died?

“Mom, did you 30 it?” Benjamin whispered when she got in.

“See what, honey?” she asked.

Ben sa id, “The angel, Mom! He came 31 from the sky while you were running to the car. He 32 the door and took that girl out.” Barbara was encouraged by Ben’s story, and was able to 33 the family of the victims. They expressed their gratitude for the help she had 34 . Barbara was able to give them something more —35 vision.

16. A. tires B. direction C. brake D. control

17. A. took B. crashed C. explored D. broke

18. A. dying B. sad C. unfortunate D. angry

19. A. safe B. correct C. lucky D. bad

20. A. end B. luggage C. light D. car

21. A. sure B. soon C. insane D. unhappy

22. A. Three B. Two C. One D. Four

23. A. alive B. dead C. injured D. damaged

24. A. carefully B. slowly C. quickly D. fast

25. A. cut B. wound C. burn D. blood

26. A. pulled up B. picked up C. picked out D. pulled out

27. A. looked B. tied C. fastened D. examined

28. A. forward B. left C. back D. right

29. A. brother B. boyfriend C. family D. mother

30. A. hear B. feel C. believe D. see

31. A. up B. to C. back D. down

32. A. torn B. broke C. opened D. kicked

16-20 DBCAD 21-25 ABBCB 26-30 ADCCD 31-35 DCCDB

33. A. meet B. love C. face D. pity

34. A. wanted B. asked C. sacrificed D. provided

35. A. the rescuer’s B. Ben’s C. the angel’s D. the girl’s


Visit any card shop in December, and you'll find an amazing selection of Christmas cards. Boxes upon boxes line the shelves in discount(打折)stores and bookstores, too. Today two billion cards are exchanged every year in the US alone. How did this Christmas custom begin? Sir Henry Cole, a busy London museum director, asked an artist friend to design a card that could be

duplicated(复制).That was in 1843, when writing each greeting separately was

a long, difficult task. A thousand cards were printed for Cole.

Cole's card pictured a family at dinner. It also showed people giving food and clothing to the poor. Helping the poor is one of the teachings of Jesus. At Christmas people celebrate his birth about 2000 years ago in Bethlehem.

In the next decades in Britain and the US, Christmas cards caught on(流行).All

sorts of cards appeared. Many were paper, but some were made of satin(缎)or

velvet(丝绒).Cards were printed one at a time. Only the rich could afford to buy

them. Just one could cost several hours' wages.

36. In December, the Christmas cards are sold_____. 36---39 BCAD

A. in boxes

B. at a discount

C. at a high price

D. at an additional tax

37. Henry Cole had the card designed and duplicated because_____.

A. he wanted to greet his artist friend

B. he wanted to complete a difficult task

C. he wanted to send his greeting words separately

D. he wanted to make more friends in this way

38.The picture on Cole's card was_____.

A. a family at dinner

B. a family giving food to the poor

C. people in a house

D. some poor people at dinner

39.What is the meaning of the sentence“Cards were printed one at a time”?

A. Only one card was printed at that time.

B. Cards were printed only once at that time.

C. One sort of cards was printed at a time.

D. Cards were printed one by one.


Build the highway and watch the town grow .At first a few shops appear and maybe a restaurant. Then a hotel opens. Eventually new houses are built. A village is born.

This is also how the virtual world has developed. Think of the Internet as the road carrying information between two computers. Think of the World Wide Wed as the village. At first it is just a place on the virtual road where travelers meet .More travelers come bringing new kinds of information .New villager are started.

Every village has a founder. Tim Berners-Lee is the man who wrote the software (软件)programme that led to the foundation of the World Wide Web .How did he get the idea? He tells us on his own web site."One of the things computers were not able to do was store contacts(互通信息) from different sources .The dream behind the Web is of a common space in which we communicate by sharing information ."

Tim Berners-Lee could have followed the Microsoft route by forming a company to sell the programmes he invented .Or he could have joined an existing company .But in his view the Web is a language, not a product. Charging a fee for using his programmes would have slowed the growth of the Web. And other companies would make similar products to compete. Instead of one World Wide Web there would be several smaller Webs .Each would use incompatible (不相容的)software. The Web is valuable because it uses a common computer language to reach people and share information. Competing webs would lose this value. Imagine if somebody sent you a bill every time you spoke a word of English.

In 1994 Tim Berners-Lee formed the newly formed World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C. More than 200 leading companies and laboratories are represented by W3C. Together they make sure that everyone, no matter what their equipment or software, can work equally on the Web .

"The Web can help people to understand the way that others live and love .It helps us understand the humanity of people ,"he says.

40.What does the underlined part "the virtual world "refer to ?

A.The computer system.

B.Scientific research.

C.All the information on the Web and the Internet.

D.People working on the Web and the Internet.

41.What can be inferred from the sentence "Imagine if somebody sent you a bill every time you spoke a word of English" ?

A.The information on the Web should be shared by all.

B.The Web is where all kinds of information are stored.

C.People can get al kinds of information on the Web.

D.People can communicate on the Web .

42.Which is the main idea of the passage? 40—42 CAC

A.How Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web

B.The advantages of working on the World Wide Web

C.Why Tim Berners-Lee wanted to found the World Wide Web

D.How Tim Berners-Lee got the idea of founding the World Wide Web


Some scientists say that animals in the ocean are increasingly threatened by noise pollution caused by human beings. The noise that affect sea creatures comes from a number of human activities. It is caused mainly by industrial underwater explosions, ocean drilling, and ship engines. Such noises are added to natural sounds. These sounds include the breaking of ice fields, underwater earthquakes, and sounds made by animals themselves.

Decibels(分贝)measured in water are different from those measured on land. A noise of one hundred and twenty decibels on land causes pain to human ears. In water, a decibel level of one hundred and ninety-five would have the same effect.

Some scientists have proposed setting a noise limit of one hundred and twenty decibels in oceans. They have observed that noises at that level can frightened and confuse whales.

A team of American and Canadian scientists discovered that loud noises can seriously injure some animals. The research team found that powerful underwater explosions were causing whales in the area to lose their hearing. This seriously affected the whales’ ability to exchange information and find their way. Some of the whales even died. The explosions had caused their ears to bleed and become infected.

Many researchers whose work depends on ocean sounds object to a limit of one hundred and twenty decibels. They say such a limit would mean an end to important industrial and scientific research.

Scientists do not know how much and what kinds of noises are harmful to ocean animals. However, many scientists suspect that noise is a greater danger than they believed. They want to prevent noises from harming creatures in the ocean.

43. According to the passage, which of the following is increasingly dangerous to sea creatures? 43--46ACBD

A. The man-made noises.

B. The noises made by themselves.

C. The sound of earthquakes.

D. The sound of the ice-breaking.

44. Which of the following is discussed in the second paragraph?

A. Different places with different types of noises.

B. The very human ears sensitive to all types of noises.

C. The same noise measured differently on land and in the ocean.

D. The ocean animal’s reaction to noises.

45. As to the influence of noises on whales, which of the following statements is true?

A. They are deaf to noises.

B. Noises at a certain level may hurt them.

C. They are easily confused by noises.

D. Noises will limit their ability to reproduce.

46. According to the passage, what will scientists most probably do in the future?

A. They will try their best to decrease noise.

B. They will work hard to cut down noise pollution.

C. They will study the effect of different noises.

D. They will protect animals from harmful noises.

In the past my hometown was used to be a beautiful place. 71.

Thick trees and green grass could be seen in everywhere. In 72.

order to build house and grow more crops, people cut down 73.

more and more trees. With time went on, the whole forest was 74.

almost destroyed. Gradually the green hills have changed into 75.

wasteland. As a result, sandstorms struck us now and then, from 76.

which we suffer a lot. However, I do hope all the people should 77.

realize the terribly result of not caring about our environment. 78.

What's more, they should take good care of the forests and plant 79.

trees instead cutting them down to improve our living conditions. 80.

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