四川省汉源县第二中学 2015-2016 学年上学期高一半期考试 英语试题
第Ⅰ卷 第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 做题时，先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将在试 卷上的答案转涂到答题卡上。 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 称钟的时 间来回答有关小题如阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
例：How much is the shirt? A. ￡19.15. B. ￡9.18. 答案是 C C￡9.15.
1．Why does the man move to New York? A．To work there. A．Buying a TV. A．To buy something. A．He was listening to the radio. C．He was reading a book. 5．What is the weather like today? A．It’s rainy. B．It’s sunny. C．It’s cloudy. 第二节（共 15 小题：每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 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，个小题将给出 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 6、7 题。 6．What is the woman most probably doing? A．Bargaining with the man. B．To look after parents. B．TV channel. C．To make a trip. 2．What are the two speakers talking about? C．Sports meet. 3．Why will the woman leave before eleven? B．To make a work plan. C．To go home. B．He was writing something. 4．What was the man doing at the moment?
B．Telling the man her advice. C．Informing the man of an appointment. 7．When will Mr. Emory and the man meet? A．At 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. B．At 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. C．At 3:00 p.m. the day after tomorrow. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8．Which city’s information does the woman hope to get? A．New York. A．Easter Day. B．Las Vegas. B．New Year’s Day. C．New Orleans. C． Valentine’s Day. 9．Which festival is mentioned in the conversation? 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10．What does the man do on weekends? A．Go climbing with his parents . B．Make long trips in another city. C．Make short trips with friends. 11．What does the woman like best? A．Swimming and cycling. B．Swimming and sailing. C．Sailing and c ycling. 12．What does the man like to do in his spare time? A．Reading. B．Dan cing. C．Planting. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13．When did the two speakers meet last time? A．One and a half year ago. ago. 14．What gift does the woman give the boy? A．A motor car. 15．How does the woman get here? A．By plane. B．By train. C．By bus. B．A racing car. C．A police car.w! B．One year ago. C． Half a year
16．How long will it take to get home by car? A．About half an hour. B．An hour. C．One and a half hour. 听 第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题
17．Where did Nat King Cole play the piano at first? A．At a bar. A．She had paid him for this. B．She knew him very well. C．She wanted to have a change. 19．What was Nat King Cole best known as later? A．Piano player. 20．Why did Nat King Cole succeed? A．The lady helped him a lot. B．He caught the chance. C．He continued to play where he first played. 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） A
As the father of a student, I have experienced first hand what a great teacher is. My son was in the 4th grade last year, and he had a teacher called Miss Green. I believe that when he is an adult he will surely look back on her as the best teacher he has ever had. My son has attention deficit disorder(注意力缺损症) that makes it a little more difficult for him to learn. She was able to change her teaching methods for him so that he could keep up with the rest of the class. As a result, he got straight A on many subjects. She regarded her class as a family and they even had their own class song. She would often have them sing it to encourage them and develop a team spirit for them. When she saw that they were no longer listening carefully to what she was teaching, she would have them close their textbooks, stand up all around the room and throw around a small football. This helped them clear their minds and then focus on the lesson again. Besides, she was quick to reply to any phone calls or emails from us and got rid of our worries about children quickly. When my son went to the 5th grade this year, we happened to pass her classroom. When she saw my son, she smiled, and she came out and hugged him. She
B．In the cinema.
C．At the concert.
18．Why did the lady ask the player to sing a song?
generally loves all of the children in her classroom and that love really shows. I can only pray that my son will continue to get teachers just like her for the rest of his school years. 21. With the teacher’s help, the writer’s son ______. A. became the best student in his class C. quickly finished his 4th grade lessons B. was interested in singing songs D. improved his grades greatly
22. Which of the following is NOT true about Miss Green? A. She regarded the students as members of a family. B. She had special ways to help students study. C. She was good at teaching football and music. D. She usually made a quick reply to parents’ emails. 23. We can learn from the passage that ______. A. Miss Green didn’t teach the writer’s son in the 5th grade B. Miss Green was the best teacher at the school C. all the students in the school liked Miss Green D. the writer’s son had many teachers like Miss Green 24. In the passage, the writer mainly tells us ______. A. what his son studied at school B. his son once had a good teacher C. how to be a good and popular teacher D. a teacher who liked playing with students
B On my first day of high school, I asked an eleventh-grader where my class was. And he told me it was “on the fourth floor, next to the pool.” I found out five minutes later that we don’t even have a fourth floor and there’s no pool either! Besides that, I didn’t have any trouble with the older kid. I think the biggest difference between middle and high school is the homework load (工作量) and size of the school. I went from maybe fifteen minutes of homework
a night to several hours, so I had to learn how to make full use of time! Our class size is around 550, but joining in clubs, sports, music, and other activities at school makes it easier to get to know people in every grade. The best advice I can give about the years you spend in high school is to learn things for yourself, not just to get a good grade. There have been so many tests that I’ve prepared for the night before, gotten an A, and not remembered anything later. I’ve changed that this year, and I enjoy school so much more. Don’t take easy classes just to have a simple year. If you have a choice between chemistry and sports, the first will prove to be a lot more useful! While drinking and smoking might be present in some middle schools, they’re also around in high school. I have a lot of friends who promised they’d never drink or smoke, but are now partying every weekend. If you have “fun” and spend your nights wasted instead of studying, you will regret it when you’re applying for (申请) college. The “friends” who say you’re a loser for not partying are really not your friends at all. It’s hard to see your closest friends grow apart and go in different directions, but don’t follow their footsteps. Create your own path in life and make your own decisions. 25. What happened to the author on his first day of high school? A. He had a fight with an eleventh-grader. B. He fell into a pool on the fourth floor. C. He was five minutes late for class. D. He was fooled by a schoolboy. 26. The author advises high school students to _____. A. give up sports C. try their best to get good grades B. choose useful classes D. get ready for tests the night before
27. The last paragraph mainly tells us _____. A. about the trouble caused by drinking and smoking
B. about the importance of making friends C. not to go to any party in high school D. not to lose ourselves in high school
C When we talk about intelligence, we do not mean the ability to get good scores in certain kinds of tests or even the ability to do well in school. By intelligence we mean a way of living and behaving, especially in a new or anxious situation. If we want to test intelligence, we need to find out how a person acts instead of how much he knows what to do. For example, when in a new situation, an intelligent person thinks about the situation, not about himself or what might happen to him. He tries to find out all he can, and then he acts immediately and tries to do something about it. He probably isn’t sure how it will all work out, but at least he tries. And, if he can’t make things work out right, he doesn’t feel ashamed that he fails; he just tries to learn from his mistakes. An intelligent person, even if he is very young, has a special outlook(人生 观) on life, special feeling about life, and knows how he fits into it. If you look at children, you’ll see great difference between what we call “bright” children and “not bright” children. They are actually two different kinds of people, not just the same kind with different amounts of intelligence. For example, the bright child really wants to find out more about life --- he tries to get in touch with everything around him. But the unintelligent child keeps more to himself and his own dream-world; he seems to have a wall between him and life in general. 28. What’s the main idea of the passage? A. What’s real meaning of intelligence B. What’s the “bright” children’s behavior C. What’s a special outlook on life D. How to live and behave in a new situation
29. In the author’s opinion，the biggest difference between “bright” children and “not bright” children lies in ____________.
A. the amount of intelligence C. the different attitudes to life
B. the different situations they face D. the background of life
30. What might the author continue to talk about in the passage that follows? A. how to determine what intelligence is B. how an unintelligent person should be taught C. how to judge whether a person is intelligent D. how education should be changed D After a busy day of work and play, the body needs to rest. Sleep is necessary for good health. During this time, the body recovers from the activities of the previous day. The rest that you get while sleeping makes it possible for your body to prepare itself for the next day. There are four levels of sleep, each being a little deeper than the one before. As you sleep, your body relaxes little by little. Your heart beats more slowly, and your brain slows down. After you reach the fourth level, your body shifts back and forth from one level of sleep to the other. Though your mind slows down, you will dream from time to time. Scientists who study sleep point out that when dreaming occurs, your eyeballs begin to move more quickly (although your eyelids are closed). This stage of sleep is called REM, which stands for rapid eye movement. If you have trouble falling asleep, some people suggest breathing very slowly and very deeply. Other people believe that drinking warm milk will make you drowsy. There is also an old suggestion that counting sheep will put you to sleep. 31. The text makes us know that not getting enough sleep might make you _________. A. suffer form poor health C. dream more often 32. During REM, _______. A. you move restlessly C. your mind stops working B. you start dreaming D. your eyeballs move quickly B. enjoy more D. breathe quickly
33. The underlined word “drowsy” in the last paragraph probably means______. A. lazy B. sleepy C. relaxed D. pleased
34. A good title for this text might be_________. A. Dreams B. Sleep C. Good Health D. Work and Rest
35. One of the ways to fall asleep easily is to _______________. A. breathe slowly and deeply C. get up and run B. drink cold drinks D. look for some sheep
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） Metal __36__ when heated and __37__ when cooled.How do they __38__ with different __39__ ? Let’s do a simple__40__ . The __41_ of this experiment is to __42__ if iron rusts in dry air and in __43_ water.To carry out the experiment , you __44_ the following things: clean __45_ , two test tubes and some cotton wool. __46__, put some iron nails __47__ the test tubes.Then put some cotton wool __48__ one test tube, half－ fill the other with __49__. After that, __50__ the tubes for one week.Observe the nails carefully.After one week, the nails in dry air have not __51__ but others in water are __52__ with rust.The __53__ is that iron __54__ rust in dry air __55__ does in ordinary water. 36．A.extends 37．A.contracts 38．A.contact 39．A.substances 40. A. experiment 41．A.result 42．A.prove 43．A.common 44. A.need 45．A.coppers 46 . A.first 47．A.through 48. A. down B．expands B．distracts B．reply B．materials B. exam B．process B．discover B．ordinary B.have B．irons B. at first B．into B. up C．over C. to C．stretches C．attracts C．react C．matters C. lab C．method C．find C．usual C.take C．nails C.when D．across D. on D．spreads D．constructs D．respond D．objects D. experience D．aim D．confirm D．normal D.must D．water D. I
49．A.air 50. A. leave 51．A.rusted 52．A.filled 53．A.reaction 54. A. isn’t 55．A.except
C．nails C.make D.let
B．disappeared B．covered B．theory B. don’t B．unless
C．dried C．decorated C．conclusion
D．purified D．exposed D．condition D. haven’t D．while
C. doesn’t C．though
第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） A Birthday Surprise Nathan woke up early and raced into the kitchen. He saw his family preparing their breakfast just like every other day. 56 Where was his birthday cake? Did his family forget his special day? The doorbell rang. Nathan opened the door, but no one was there. 57 The note said that Nathan was going on a treasure hunt (寻宝活动), and he would need to find the clues (线索). “Treasure!” A big smile spread over Nathan’s face. He began to work out the clues. The first clue was in the desert. Nathan was confused (困惑的). 58 There was the second clue. Nathan spent an hour following one clue after another. Finally, he got to the last note. All it said was, “Happy birthday!” There was no treasure! 59 Feeling very disappointed, he lay on his bed, thinking about what a boring day it was. “Time for breakfast, Nathan,” shouted his mother. Nathan went downstairs with his head hung low. When he looked up, he saw the living room full of balloons. 60 “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ...” from his back came the song. Turning around, Nathan saw his parents and friends coming out from the kitchen, holding a birthday cake and presents. What a birthday surprise!
A. And there was nobody. B. Where were his birthday presents? C. All he saw was a note on the ground. D. He didn’t see the people quickly hiding. E. Nathan slowly walked back to his house. F. Nathan picked up the note and read it carefully. G. Then he smiled and headed to his sister’s sandbox. 第Ⅱ卷 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（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Xiao Li lives in Xiamen.He is now taking John Martin to visit his hometown.John Martin thinks it is one of the most 61. ____ (attract) places he has 62.____ to.The city is 63.____ (live) and its people are so friendly. Xiao Li says that he feels 64.____ living here.The climate in Xiamen is pretty hot and wet in the summer, 65.____ it can be quite cold in the winter.There are too many tourists around in the summer, which sometimes can be a nuisance. Many modern buildings have been 66.____ up, and there are some great shopping malls in the business district.As they are 67.____ (approach) the harbour, they see some really pretty parks and Gulangyu Island 68.____ the water, which is gorgeous with some really 69. ___(interest) architecture. And now John Martin is 70.____ , so they decide to park their car to have lunch in a nice little fish restaurant.
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）
文中共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。错误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：在错的词下划一横线，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。
Two years before, I traveled to Brazil and I rent for a car. Unfortunate, I had an accident and hit another car, and I needed to stay in a hospital for at least two week. I called my parents, so I did not tell them what had happened. I knew that they will be worried about myself because I was so farther away, and that my mother would not sleep if she knew. Therefore, I told them interested stories and how I was enjoying Brazil. As a result, nobody knew truth. I still think it I was the right thing to do . 第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假设你是小芸，现在给在美国的姑姑发一封 120 词左右的电子邮件，告诉 她近 5 年来家乡发生的变化。内容如下： （1） 建了许多高楼大厦，还建了许多新工厂、学校、医院以及立交 桥（over-pass），街道加宽硬化，交通十分方便； （2） （3） （4） 街心修了一个公园，路旁的树木和鲜花使它显得更加美丽； 许多家庭有了私家车，人们的生活变得丰富多彩； 现在通过发电子邮件能更好地与世界各地的朋友保持联系。
提示：注意文中应以一般现在时态为主，尤其是现在完成时态；合理使用被动语 态；文章开头与结尾适当增加自己的感想；切忌重复啰嗦！ Dear Auntie,