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江西省吉安市 2013-2014 学年上学期高二期末考试 英语试卷

第一节:单项填空(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项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。 21. —Would you mind if I turn on the TV? — A. No, go ahead 22. Time can be a A. blame . B. No, you can't C. Yes, please D. Yes, thanks

for loneliness, sadness, and fear. B. cure C. recover D. hope

23. To a father growing old, A. something B. anything

is dearer than a daughter. C. everything D. nothing

24. More praise to yourself, A. but B. and

. you'll build up confidence throughout the hard times. C. or D. yet

25. It was because of the heavy rain A. which B. why

the football match had to be put off. C. that D. how different habits and hobbies. C. closely D. entirely campus violence. D. refer to

26. The two brothers often quarrel because of their A. gradually B. frequently

27. Study shows that improper Internet games greatly, A. owe to 28. I B. adapt to C. contribute to

have watched that movie—it will give me horrible dreams. B. needn't C. couldn't D. mustn't

A. shouldn't

29. Few would take an active part in a society A. what B. whose

culture is so different from his own. C. which D. when we do something to protect them. D. if

30. Some of the wild species will die out sooner or later A. though B. unless C. since

31. I insist that the best way to A. quit B. acquire

students to read more is to offer them more choices. C. motivate nature by joining in C. 不填;the D. accuse series of outdoor activities. D. 不填;a

32. Children should get close to A. the;不填 B. the;a

33. Happiness isn't getting all you want but enjoying A. what B. which C. that

you have. D. how . D. to drive

34. Drivers are warned that it is dangerous to talk on the phone while A. drive B. driving C. driven

35. —I hear Mary has gone to Paris for her holiday. —Oh, how nice! Do you know when she A. had left


? C. has left
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B. leaves

D. left

第三部分: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,并在答题卡上将该项涂 黑。 A There's no place in the world like Venice, Italy. Called the City of Water, Venice was built about 1,500 years ago. It's made up of 118 tiny islands in the Adriatic Sea. The area, however, may be in over its head. But now scientists have a new plan to save the city. Because the city was built on soft soil, it has been sinking under the pressure of its own weight. Scientists estimate that Venice sinks at a rate of nearly 2 inches every 100 years. Rising sea levels could make Venice go under even faster, some experts say. Earth's temperature is slowly increasing. That is causing sea ice to melt, which makes the world's waters rise, they say. To keep the city afloat, experts want to pump about 40 billion gallons of sea water beneath Venice. The liquid would expand the sand under the city, which would help support the islands, explains lead scientist Giuseppe Gambolati. Experts are rushing to save Venice because of its rich history. The city was once a strong sea power. "Many famous artists and opera singers have come from Venice. Some of the world's greatest paintings can be found on the city's museum walls," explains Melissa Conn, who is a director of Save Venice Inc. While scientists work to get their water-pumping plan approved, Venice's residents go about their normal routines. When the tide rolls in, the locals have ways of keeping everyone dry. Cafe owners move tables to higher ground, and hotels pass out high boots to guests. Still, dealing with the rising water does not give the city's residents a sinking feeling, just ask Erla Zwingle. She has lived in Venice for 17 years. "There has always been high water in Venice." Zwingle told WR News. "If high water really were a serious problem, people wouldn't be still living here." 56. What's the main reason Venice is sinking? A. Its population is rising. C. The soil it was built on is not solid. B. Its buildings are too weighty. D. Its underground water is being overused.

57. What can we know about Venice from the passage? A. It sinks at a rate of 2 inches every 200 years. C. It has been in a very dangerous situation. 58. According to Melissa Conn, Venice A. is not protecting properly B. deserves the world's attention C. is best-known only for its artists D. has difficulty surviving the rising temperature 59. What's the local residents' attitude towards their sinking city? A. Worried.


B. It has a history of more than 1,500 years. D. It was once a strong sea power. .

B. Disappointed.

C. Concerned.
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D. Optimistic.

60. What is the main idea of the passage?

A. Venice is a city with a long history. B. Experts report that Venice sinks at a fast rate. C. Venice was once a powerful country. D. Scientists have a new plan to protect Venice from sinking. B New Zealand Education Compulsory Education Compulsory education starts at age 5 and ends at age 16. Class Size The number of students in a class is 30 students. Classrooms Students from Years 5-8 stay in the same classroom for most subjects and move to other classrooms only for specific subjects. In Year 9, students take some courses With their homeroom class and some optional classes with students from different classes. Starting from Year 10, students no longer stay in the same classroom most of the time. They go to different classes according to their own choices and abilities. Term Dates A school year starts in January and ends in December. There are four terms in a year. Each term is about 10 weeks. Class Schedule School starts at around 8:30 and ends at 15:15. There are only five periods a day and a period is about an hour long. In the morning, around 10:30, there will be a 20-minute break when students usually have some snacks during this time. There is a lunch period at around 12:40 for about an hour. Teachers Teachers have to teach students of different year level at the same time. Most teachers teach students from at least three to four different year levels. Besides, quite a number of teachers teach more than one subject. This is because the fact that many courses are optional. 61. This passage is most probably taken from A. an educational book C. a traveling guide B. a sport magazine D. a film website . .

62. When you are in your 10th school year, you may A. choose and take some optional courses with your homeroom class B. stay with your classmates in the same classroom for all the subjects C. have both required and optional classes with the same classmates D. choose different classes according to your own choices and abilities

63. The meaning of the underlined word "optional" in Paragraph 3 is close to " A. limited B. selective C. sensitive

".

D. typical

64. What do the students usually do around 10:40 in the morning? A. Have class.


B. Have snacks.

C. Have lunch.
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D. Have sports.

65. According to the passage, why can many teachers teach more than one subject? A. Because many courses are optional. B. Because there are not enough classrooms. C. Because many of the subjects are too easy. D. Because the teachers are more than enough. C You're rushing to work and a man ahead of you falls down on the sidewalk. Do you stop to help? In a study of by-standers, it was found that some people keep on walking. "There is a tendency to decide that no action is needed," says a psychologist, "In order to take action, you have to work against them." Here are some common thoughts that stop you from helping. ●Why should I be the one? I'm probably not the most able person in this crowd. You might think someone older or with more medical knowledge should offer assistance. ●What if he doesn't really need my help? The fear of embarrassment is powerful; no one wants to risk looking foolish in front of others. ●No one else looks concerned. We can follow the people around us, but most people tend to hold back their emotions in public. "If you spot trouble and find yourself explaining inaction, force yourself to stop and evaluate the situation instead of walking on," says the psychologist. "Then retry to involve other people; you don't have to take on the entire responsibility of being helpful. Sometimes it's just a matter of turning to the person next to you and saying, 'It looks like we should do something.' Or asking someone if an ambulance has been called and, if not, to call for one. Once you take action, most people will follow you." 66. According to a study of by-standers, what will some people do when a man ahead falls down on the sidewalk? A. They will call 110. C. They will go on walking. B. They will offer help. D. They will laugh at him.

67. Which is NOT the common thought that stops you from helping others? A. I'm not the very capable person. C. No one else is concerned. 68. In order to offer your timely help, you need to A. go directly to the police station B. get along well with the passers-by who spot the trouble C. ask others for help and call the police D. work against the first thoughts that stop you from offering help 69. We learn from the last paragraph that if we spot trouble, A. we should call the ambulance as soon as we can B. we should turn away in no time C. we should stop and try to make other people help together D. we should take on the whole responsibility
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B. It looks like we should do something. D. He doesn't really need my help. .

.

70. The main purpose of the passage is to tell readers A. to give others a hand C. to explain their inaction B. to be more able

.

D. to evaluate the situation D

Jack Andraka from Maryland won the grand prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. It is the largest high school science competition in the world. The Maryland teenager is the youngest winner of the $ 75,000 prize. He was chosen from among 1,500 students in 70 countries. Jack Andraka invented a test for pancreatic cancer (胰腺癌) . He started to learn it after losing a close family friend to the disease. "I went on the Internet and I found that 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are found late, when someone has less than a 2% chance of survival," he says, "and I was thinking, 'That's not right. We should be able to do something.'" He found that early discovery is important to increasing the chances of surviving the disease. The Maryland teenager asked to work in a laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and was allowed. There he developed a simple paper test, which can recognize the disease in a single drop of blood. His test has proven correct 90% of the time. It also is 100 times more sensitive than other tests. "It costs 3 cents per test, and then it takes only 5 minutes to run," he said. Jack's success wouldn't have been possible without Anirban Maitra, a professor at Johns Hopkins. He was the only person among the 200 researchers Jack wrote to who showed interest in his project. "I was very surprised that this was a 15-year-old boy who was writing this. I wanted to meet this clever young man and see what he wanted to talk about and so I called him over for an interview. " Jack worked in Professor Maitra's laboratory, completing his project in 7 months. The government has given the Maryland teenager patent rights to the pancreatic caner test. He is now talking with companies about developing the test into a simple product. Whatever happens, the professor believes Jack Andraka's name is one we will be hearing again over the next 10 to 20 years. 71. What made Jack Andraka research pancreatic cancer? A. A high school task. C. Losing a friend. B. Doubts about the present test. D. A professor's encouragement. .

72. Jack Andraka's research on pancreatic cancer A. proved to be very successful C. got support from companies easily

B. was 100 times cheaper than other tests D. was finished at the high school of Maryland .

73. We can infer from the passage that Jack Andraka A. got support from others easily C. was the only one who won a prize

B. was highly thought of by companies D. left a deep impression on Professor Maitra .

74. The underlined sentence in the last paragraph suggests Jack Andraka will A. become rich C. get a good job 75. What's the best title for the passage?
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B. make contributions continually D. make products to treat cancer

A. Teenage cancer researcher. C. Research on pancreatic cancer.

B. Jack Andraka's fights against cancer. D. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

第二卷(非选择题,共 35 分) 第四部分:写作(共两节;满分 35 分) 第一节:阅读表达(共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 阅读下面短文并回答问题,然后将答案写到答题卡相应的位置上(请注意问题后的词数要求) 。 [1] Everyone has periods in his life when everything seems very. hard. When there's nobody to talk to, the mood is just getting worse and worse. There are some things that may help you lift up your mood. [2] The first thing you should try is socializing(交往). It is very hard, because usually when we feel bad we always lock ourselves at home. But if you try to chat with a friend, the chances of changing your mood into a better one are very good. Just try to avoid thinking the bad side. Instead, try to think forget: We are what we think we are. [3] You should also try doing something only for yourself. This could be something you wanted for a long time: maybe a short trip, a coat, a ring or anything that could lift up your mood. This doesn't have to be expensive. The point of all these is being good to yourself. [4] Giving presents to yourself can lift up your mood. What's more, buying things to others may be a perfect way to feel happy. Think of your friends, choose one person and give him a gift that doesn't have to be something expensive. It may be just a little toy to your poor neighbor's child. Making another person feel happy will make you feel good in your heart. [5] Meeting a positive person should be very useful. Just try to keep your problems off the conversation. The idea here is to get out of your shell and have some communication. Get involved with someone else and your mind will take a turn. 76. What's the main idea of the passage?(no more than 7 words) of your life. Don't

77. What do we usually do when we feel bad?(no more than 6 words)

78. List two of the four main ways that can lift up your mood mentioned above.(no more than 9 words)

79. Fill in the blank in Paragraph 2 with proper words.(no more than 4 words) Instead, try to think of your life.

80. What does the word "It"(Line 3, Paragraph 4)probably refer to?(no more than 2 words)

第二节:书面表达(满分 25 分) 星光中学(Xingguang High school)近期举行了一次植树活动。假定你是学校英语报记者,请写一篇短 文,报道此次活动。内容包括: 1. 2013 年 3 月 12 日;2. 在一片离学校步行 15 分钟的荒地上植树;3. 活动后的感想。
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注意:1. 词数 120 左右;2. 可根据内容要点,适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。



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参考答案:

第一节:单项填空(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 21-25 ABDBC 26-30 DCABB 31-35 CDABD

第二节:完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分) 36-40 DACDA 41-45 DBCAA 46-50 CDBAD 51-55 BAACD

第三部分:阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 40 分) 56-60 CDBDD 61-65 ADBBA 66-70 CBDCA 71-75 CADBA

第二卷(非选择题,共 35 分) 第四部分:写作(共两节;满分 35 分) 第一节:阅读表达(共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 76. The ways of lifting up the/our mood. / How to lift up the/our mood. 77. We always lock ourselves at home. 78. socializing; doing something only for myself; giving presents to myself; meeting a positive person(列出其 中两项即可) 79. the good / bright / positive side 80. The / A gift. 第二节:书面表达(满分 25 分) One possible version: March 12, 2013 is our national Tree-planting Day. It was very sunny. On that day, we, Xingguang High School students, didn't have classes. Instead, we spent the whole day planting trees. In high spirits we talked and smiled all the way to a piece of wasteland which is a 15-minute walk from the school. As soon as we got there, we began to work. Some boys were digging holes while other boys were covering the roots of the young trees with earth. Girls were busy in watering the trees happily. We all worked so hard that soon each of us was wet through. On the way home we kept on singing cheerfully, completely forgetting our tiredness, because we've done a good deed for making our homeland green and beautiful.



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