塘厦中学 2015--2016 学年度第二学期高二年级第一次中段考
英语试题（满分 150 分）
I. 听力（共两节，满分 15 分） 第一节 听力理解（2 段共 5 小题；每题 2 分，满分 10 分） 每段播放两遍。各段后有几个小题，每段播放前每小题有 5 秒钟的阅题时间。 请根据各段播放内容及相关小题，在 5 秒钟内从所给的 A、B、C 项中
选出最佳选 项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 听下面一段对话，回答第 1、2 题 1. Why can’t the woman sleep well? A. She has headaches B. Something has upset her C. She has been working too hard. 2. What is the doctor’s suggestion? A. Taking some medicines B. Taking a holiday C. Walking slowly 听下面一段对话，回答第 3 至 5 题 3. What is the woman’s dream? A. To be a writer B. To be a waitress C. To be a teacher 4. Why does the woman do two jobs at the same time? A. To save money for a trip B. To go to graduate school C. To support her family 5. What does the man think of writing? A. It is interesting. B. It is tiring. C. It is boring. 第二节 听取信息（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 请听下面一段独白，从听到的内容中获取必要的信息，然后填入标号为 6-10 的空 格中。 Topic: Tomato Fight in Spain Time Every year on the last (6)____________ in August from 11:00 am to 13:00 pm
Number of participants( 参 与 者 ) of last (7)__________ year ①. Never throw bottles or similar objects; Rules ②. Never tear or throw (8)____________; ③. Squash(挤压) the tomatoes; ④. (9)_________ the trucks carrying the tomatoes; ⑤. Stop (10) __________ when the second bell rings. Suggestion Stay in nearby Valencia.
Ⅱ. 阅读理解（共两节，满分 50 分）
第一节 （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。
Growing up in Conway, South Carolina, I was always athletic and competitive. One afternoon, my brother grabbed me in the yard, and I felt some kind of pop. About an hour later, I couldn’t get up from a chair. Over the weekend, my joints(关节) swelled up. My mother took me to the hospital. It took nearly six months to check what was wrong with me. Then I was put on treatment. But I had so much joint damage that I couldn’t run like I used to. My dad was a serious golfer. One day he said, “Let’s try golf.” He carried me onto the course. Seeing him hit those good shots made me want to do it too. It wasn’t easy at first, because I had a lot of pain in my hands. I’d played golf, but it had never really caught my interest—it was too quiet for me. But I was happy to be outside, to have a chance of competing again, and I fell in love with it. Later I made the high school team, but I got frustrated when I didn’t win, so I worked harder. Golf was the most challenging game I’d ever played. I got a golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina and turned professional after I graduated. I still take medication, and I’m stiff and in pain sometimes. But I’ve got used to that. I probably wouldn’t be a professional athlete if I hadn’t got sick. The experience taught me patience, and I learned to take nothing for granted. I know how happy I am to do what I do. 11. What do we know about the author from Paragraph 1? A. He was born with swelled joints. B. His joints healed very quickly. C. He completely recovered after the treatment. D. The cause of his disease was found out six months later. 12. What inspired the author to play golf at the beginning? A. His love for golf. B. His interest in sports. C. His father’s good performance. D. His unwillingness to stay indoors. 13. Which of the following can NOT be used to describe the author? A. Active. B. Competitive C. Self-pitying. D. Patient. 14. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. It was the author’s brother who first became aware that he had a disease. B. Suffering a lot of pain in his hands, the author wasn’t interested in playing golf at first. C. After founding a high school team, the author played harder and became professional. D. The author thought he should cherish everything he had, even his disease. 15. What would be the best title for the passage? A. Playing through pain B. The burden lifted C. A bitter fight D. Standing tall
B Most gift-giving shows nothing more than the spirit of love and friendship. But it is possible to form some connections between the kinds of things bought and the people who buy them. Clothing. The clothes you wear tell something about your personality. They tell the world not only how you want to be seen but how you see yourself as well. When someone gives you something to wear that is suitable to your self-image, they are saying, “I agree with you. I like you the way you are.” Such a gift should be taken as a form of compliment(恭维). On the other hand, a gift of clothing that does not match your personality could be disagreement to your taste. Expensive gifts. Naturally, some gifts like jewelry will be more expensive than others. But some people give higher priced gifts than necessary for the situation. Someone who gives an expensive gift often feels that he should receive more praise than if he had given a less expensive gift. Therefore he is giving himself a gift, too: to show he is better than others. Homemade gifts. Making something by hand has become the exception in many countries today and giving a homemade gift is sometimes considered valuable. If you receive a homemade gift, you are lucky. It may not be made perfectly, but it will show a certain quality of love. No matter what the results of the homemade gift look like, remember it is the thought that counts(有价值，起作用). Books. People who give books as gifts either like reading or would like everyone to think they do. A good way to know this is to find out whether or not the giver bought the book according to how large it is. If you happen to receive a large heavy book, its giver may be much more interested in the way things appear than in the way they actually are. Anyhow, giving a book can be a way of sharing a feeling or a newly learned meaning. The giver is probably trying to say to you what the books said to him. 16. Expensive gifts may mean_____. A. friendship B. priceless treasure C. a sense of being better than others D. deep love that lasts for a long time 17. According to the passage, homemade gifts____. A. are perfect B. show love between lovers only. C. should be valued D. can be bought from shops. 18. A thin book as a gift probably means____. A. a beautiful and expensive book B. a book written by a famous writer
C. a rare and valuable book D. a book which is worth reading 19. Which of the following gifts is NOT mentioned in the passage? A. Clothing. B. Flowers. C. Jewelry D. Books
20. Which of the followings best expresses the main idea of this passage? A. Gift-giving may show the giver’s personality in some way. B. Most gift-giving shows the spirit of love and friendship. C. Homemade gifts are more precious than expensive ones. D. We should be careful in choosing and giving expensive ones C Some people think that success is only for those with talent or those who grow up in the right family, and others believe that success mostly comes down to luck. I’m not going to say luck, talent, and circumstances don’t come into play because they do. Some people are born into the right family while others are born with great intelligence, and that’s just the reality of how life is. However, to succeed in life, one first needs to set a goal and then gradually make it more practical. And, in addition to that, in order to get really good at something, one needs to spend at least 10,000 hours studying and practicing. To become great at certain things, it’ll require even more time, time that most people won’t put in. This is a big reason why many successful people advise you to do something you love. If you don’t enjoy what you do, it is going to feel like unbearable pain and will likely make you quit well before you ever become good at it. When you see people exhibiting some great skills or having achieved great success, you know that they have put in a huge part of their life to get there at a huge cost. It’s sometimes easy to think they got lucky or they were born with some rare talent, but thinking that way does you no good, and there’s a huge chance that you’re wrong anyway. Whatever you do, if you want to become great at it, you need to work day in and day out, almost to the point of addiction, and over a long period of time. If you’re not willing to put in the time and work, don’t expect to receive any rewards. Consistent, hard work won’t guarantee you the level of success you may want, but it will guarantee that you will become really good at whatever it is you put all that work into. 21. Paragraph 1 mainly talks about__________. A. the reasons for success B. the meaning of success C. the standards of success D. the importance of success 22. Paragraph 2, the underlined word that refers to__________. A. being good at something B. setting a practical goal C. putting in more time D. succeeding in life 23. Successful people suggest doing what one loves because_____________. A. work makes one feel pain B. one tends to enjoy his work
C. one gives up his work easily D. it takes a lot of time to succeed 24. What can be infer from Paragraph 4? A. Successful people like to show their great skills. B. People sometimes succeed without luck or talent. C. People need to achieve success at the cost of life. D. It helps to think that luck or talent leads to success. 25. What is the main theme of the passage? A. Having a goal is vital to success. B. Being good is different from being great. C. One cannot succeed without time and practice. D. Luck, talent and family help to achieve success. D Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol and tobacco use than their single classmates, according to a new research from the University of Georgia. “Romantic relationships are a trademark of adolescence, but very few studies have examined how adolescents differ in the development of these relationships,” said Pamela Orpinas, study author and professor in the College of Public Health and head of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior. Orpinas followed a group of 624 students over a seven-year period from 6th to 12th grade. Each year, the group of students completed a survey indicating whether they had dated and reported the frequency of different behaviors, including the use of drugs and alcohol. Their teachers completed questionnaires about the students’ academic efforts. He found some students never or hardly ever reported dating from middle to high school, and these students had consistently the best study skills according to their teachers. Other students dated infrequently in middle school but increased the frequency of dating in high school. “At all points in time, teachers rated the students who reported the lowest frequency of dating as having the best study skills and the students with the highest dating as having the worst study skills.” according to the journal article. Study skills refer to behaviors that lead to academic success, such as doing work for extra credit, being well organized, finishing homework, working hard and reading assigned chapters. “Dating a classmate may have the same emotional complications of dating a co-worker,” Orpinas said, “when the couple break up, they have to continue to see each other in class and perhaps witness the ex-partner dating someone else. It is reasonable to think this could be linked to depression and divert (转移) attention from studying.” “Dating should not be considered a ceremony of growth in middle school,” Orpinas concluded. 26. According to the passage, students who date in middle school may_____ A. have poorer academic performances B. be more likely to hurt others
C. enjoy better school lives D. are less likely to use alcohol and tobacco 27. When doing his study, Orpinas_____. A. followed a group of students of 6th and 12th grade B. completed a survey and a report each year C. completed questionnaires about the students’ academic efforts D. found that the students’ study skills have connection with their frequency of dating 28. Study skills may include the following behaviors and qualities except_____ A. being diligent B. being well organized C. being kind and helpful D. finishing assigned schoolwork 29. What can possibly happen to the school couples after they break up? A. They don’t want to see each other any longer. B. Their attention to studying will be affected. C. They will miss their ex-partners sometimes D. They will think it is reasonable to get depressed. 30. Orpinas’ attitude towards dating in middle school is_____ A. supportive B. positive C. negative D. uncertain 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。 Eyesight plays a very important role in our daily life. Every waking moment, the eyes are working to see the world around us. Over forty percent of Americans worry about losing eyesight, but it's easy to include steps into our daily life to ensure healthy eyes. Here are five suggestions for a lifetime of healthy eyesight： *Schedule yearly exams. __31__ Experts advise parents to bring babies 6 to 12 months of age to the doctor for a careful check. The good news is that millions of children now can have yearly eye exams and following treatment, including eyeglasses. *Protect against UV rays (紫外线). Long-term stay in the sun creates risk to your eyes. No matter what the season is, it's extremely important to wear sunglasses. __32__ *Give your eyes a break. Two thirds of Americans spend up to seven hours a day using computers or other digital products. __33__ Experts recommend that people practice the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away. *__34__ As part of a healthy diet, eat more fruits and vegetables each day. Vitamins C and E help protect eyesight and promote eye health. *Practice safe wear and care of contact lenses (隐形眼镜). Many Americans use contact lenses to improve their eyesight. While some follow the medical guidance for wearing contact lenses, many are breaking the rules and putting their eyesight at risk.
__35__ Otherwise, you may have problems such as red eyes, pain in the eyes, or a more serious condition. A．Eat your greens. B．Eye care should begin early in life. C．They can properly protect your eyes. D．Stay in good shape by taking more vitamins. E．Parents usually don't care about their own eyesight. F．Always follow the doctor's advice for appropriate wear. G．This frequent eye activity increases the risk for eye tiredness.
III.英语知识运用(共两节，满分 45) 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） Some people are afraid of starting a casual conversation with a stranger because of a fear of not having anything interesting to say. Fear of rejection is also a 36 for keeping silent. Small talk in a conversation can 37 as a way of warming up and getting to 38 each other. Most people, no matter 39 successful they are at work, will find the process of 40 small talk uncomfortable, even pointless. 41 , you will have a pretty small world if you 42 to let others in. Starting off with a casual comment or question will make others 43 , and even just greeting them with a simple “hello” will often be enough. Once you have made the first 44 , there is no turning back. You need to keep things 45 before you can gracefully say goodbye. Think about what you would like to 46 with a new friend and that is what you can ask the other person about. Work, family, hobbies or interests are some 47 points of discussion. To keep the ball rolling, you can show that you are really 48 in what they are saying. Once you find common 49 of interest, talks will definitely go on 50 and happily from there. Small talk can 51 out to be a pleasant experience. The conversation 52__ be brief and casual without turning into a long and boring discussion. Do not let yourself 53 the conversation. Stop worrying about how big of a fool you may appear to be. You may 54 find out later on that you have the “ 55 ” of getting people to open up to you by engaging them in small talk. 36. A. right B. reason C. result D. sign 37. A. take B. use C. mean D. serve 38. A. know B. learn C. recognize D. help 39. A. what B. whether C. why D. how 40. A. giving B. leaving C. making D. forcing 41. A. However B. Instead C. So D. Besides 42. A. stop B. keep C. refuse D. prevent 43. A. comfortable B. upset C. nervous D. satisfied 44. A. try B. plan C. wish D. move 45. A. changing B. rising C. improving D. going 46. A. know B. share C. do D. show 47. A. private B. present C. important D. general 48. A. careful B. surprised C. interested D. encouraged
49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.
A. ideas A. smoothly A. come A. should A. start A. still A. right
B. experiences B. toughly B. turn B. can B. complete B. even B. change
C. points C. hardly C. find C. will C. consider C. ever C. magic
D. senses D. slightly D. figure D. may D. control D. almost D. habit
第二节 语法填空(共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分) 按照句子结构的语法性，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。 56. She loves her Ipad so much that I guess she is ________(will) to lend it to you. 57. It is unwise to expose yourself __________ the unknown danger. 58. He didn’t find he __________ (leave) his kid in the car until the kid cried loudly. 59. His speech left a deep __________(impress) on me. 60. There is something wrong with my computer. I’ll have it ________(repair) soon. 61. When we were waiting outside, _______ employee went out to tell us that the boss had left. 62. These are the houses __________(build) for the homeless people after the flood. 63. _________ it rained heavily, they still went out to play football. 64. Not _________ (see) her son for a while, the woman felt very nervous. 65. The professor walked into the classroom, __________(follow) by some students. 66. After staying here ________ three months, Jacky has run out of money. 67. I have to remind him_________ (constant) so that he won’t forget it. 68. It is a pity _______ you have missed such a wonderful movie. 69. You may go to the UK, _______ is made up of four parts. 70. ___________ (absorb) in his work, he neglected food and sleep. 71. The first textbooks __________(write) for teaching English as a foreign language, came out in the 16th century. 72. As a doctor, he should be ______________ (cautious) than others because what he does directly affects the patient’s life. 73. Have you ever had a case _________ someone accused your journalists of getting the wrong end of the stick? 74. Our parents tried to stop ________ (we) doing something wrong when we were teenagers. 75. As a student, if you want to lead a better life in the future, you must spare no effort to achieve __________ you dream about. Ⅳ.写作(共两节,满分 40) 第一节 短文改错(满分 10 分) One night, I went to a store to buy the shirt. The shop assistant showed me several shirts to choose. I had no idea what one would suit me. At last, I made up my
mind to buy an expensive shirt, thinking that it might go well with my new trouser. On my way to home, I was very excited. However, before I got up the next day, excitement was gone. I couldn’t
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found they was not so nice at home as it is in the store. Knowing that I possible change it, I thought I had better put it away and use it in the future.
第二节 书面表达(满分 25 分) 某英文报社准备在你校招聘一些学生担任“学校生活”栏目的英文记者。假设 你是李华，请你写一封英文求职信来介绍自己。内容包括： 1. 自己的基本情况，如性别、年龄、性格、爱好等； 2. 自己能胜任该工作的原因； 3. 期望能被录用。 注意：1. 词数 100 左右；2. 可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯；3. 开头和结尾已为你写好。 答案 1-5：CBAAC 6. Wednesday 7. 40,000 8. T-shirts 9. Avoid 10. throwing 11-15：DCCDA 16-20：CCDBA 21-25：A B D B C 26-30：ADCBC 31-35：BCGAF 36-40：BDADC 41-45：ACADD 46-50：BDCCA 51-55：BADBC 56. unwill 61. an following 66. for Absorbbing 57. to 62. built 58. leaved 59. impression 63. Though 64. seeing? 68. that 69. it 60. repaired 65. 70.
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