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湖北省襄阳市四校 2012-2013 学年 高二下学期期中联考英语试题
时间:120 分钟 分值:150 分 命题学校:枣阳一中 襄州一中 宜城一中 曾都一中 编辑老师:丁济亮

第一部分:听力(共两节,满分 30 分) 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。 1. What kind of sports is the man’s favorite? A. Golf. B. Basketball. C. Football. 2. How many people are there in the woman’s family? A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 3. What does the man mean about Betty? A. She doesn’t like going shopping. B. She went shopping yesterday. C. She prefers shopping to studying. 4. What does the man want to learn? A. Russian. B. Spanish. C. English. 5. Why did Bob fail to pass the driver’s test? A. He hadn’t enough practice. B. He was too nervous C. He wasn’t good at driving. 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,各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白 读两遍。 听第 6 段材料,回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. Where has the man been? A. Manchester. B. Paris. C. London. 7. Who will the man talk with this evening? A. The woman. B. His boss. C. Tom. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 8 至 9 题。 8. What does the teacher ask his students to call him? A. James. B. Mr. Black. C. Jim. 9. What does the man think about studying chemistry? A. It’s good to have a chemistry teacher. B. It’s important to watch carefully.
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C. It’s interesting to study chemistry.

第二部分:词汇知识运用(共两节,满分 30 分) 第一节 多项选择(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 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. When delivering a speech, you should adjust your language to the age of your ______ audience. A. target B. entry C. boundary D. concept 22. But for his help, we wouldn’t have succeeded. So we ______ his timely aid. A. distributed B. contributed C. acknowledged D. admitted 23. It seemed somewhat ________ of a sensible man to drive 3 hours just for a 10-minute face-to-face talk, but I did that to interview Justin Bieber. A. absurd B. relevant C. clumsy D. aware 24. The outbreak of this incident has given us much for thought, forcing us to ______ seriously on the past and the future. A. depend B. reflect C. concentrate D. congratulate 25. I always think it was such a(n) ______ for me to have spent a day with kids in the Children’s Home.

A. certificate B. assessment C. privilege D. arrangement 26. While the government says there is a(n) ______ supply of houses, prices of apartments have been going up these years. A. parallel B. absent C. abundant D. short 27. Since Australia is a multicultural and unique society, it is probably hard for Chinese students to _______ it. A. end up with B. fit in with C. put up with D. come up with 28. One day, when I was walking in the street, someone dropped a pie from a window above, and it _______ missed landing on my head. A. narrowly B. sharply C. constantly D. vividly 29. Several merchant princes declared bankruptcy(破产). Before long, panic on the stock market ______ a wave of selling. A. set about B. set off C. set down D. set out 30. We won three games and lost two. ______, I'd say it was a successful tournament. A. In total B. In particular C. In need D. All in all 第二节 完形填空 (共 20 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 20 分) 阅读下面短文,从短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D) 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。 On a cold winter day, I waited in line to see my hero, Jack Canfield, the author of The Success Principles. During his talk, Jack 31 his wallet, pulled out a hundred-dollar bill, and said, ―Who wants this?‖ 32 shot up in the audience; people leaned forward to see whom Jack would 33 . But I jumped up, ran up the 34 to the stage, and grabbed the bill. As I was launching myself in the air, thoughts 35 through my mind — was I about to be humiliated (羞辱) in front of 800 people? Would they 36 security guards and take me from the stage? 37 my desire for brave action was louder than any 38 voice. As I got the bill from his hand, he said, ―That’s it! We can’t wait for the 39 to come to us. We must take action to 40 what we want!‖ After his talk, I managed to formally meet Jack and bravely asked for his 41 email address. Over the next months, I sent him emails 42 my vision and dreams with him. He kindly emailed back lots of encouragement. But my life got 43 with other things. I stopped e-mailing Jack. A year later, my dreams had worn away. I thought Jack would inspire me into action, like a giant 44 that would show me the way. I emailed him, and then again — but got no 45 . As I sat down at my computer to check my emails, I 46 woke up. What was I doing? I was waiting! Now I remembered the crowd, most likely 47 that hundred-dollar bill, while they sat 48 to their chairs. Usually we all have a ―Jack‖ for whom we wait — whether it’s a person, a place or a thing. We 49 believe the gifts of life are just around the corner, and that everything will come in a(n) 50 way. So we don’t try. We give up. But as Wayne Gretzky said: ―You’ll always miss 100% of the opportunities you don’t take!‖ So I stopped waiting and started my writing career. Now what are you waiting for?

31.A. picked out 32.A. Cheers 33.A. offer 34.A. steps 35.A. appeared 36.A. ask 37.A. But 38.A. careful 39.A. results 40.A. attract 41.A. professional 42.A. speaking 43.A. quick 44.A. entrance 45.A. response 46.A. gradually 47.A. begging 48.A. lost 49.A. falsely 50.A. difficult

B. handed in B. Hands B. choose B. road B. started B. order B. So B. helpful B. aims B. create B. personal B. sharing B. loose B. gate B. notice B. slowly B. claiming B. devoted B. honestly B. natural

C. stuck to C. Heads C. like C. path C. raced C. demand C. And C. meaningful C. opportunities C. repair C. public C. presenting C. full C. exit C. news C. immediately C. desiring C. opposed C. sincerely C. early

D. reached for D. Shouts D. greet D. route D. existed D. call D. Or D. doubtful D. times D. accept D. secret D. describing D. busy D. hand D. reaction D. suddenly D. valuing D. stuck D. correctly D. impressive

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,从每篇短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D) 中,选出最佳 选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A What makes a gift special? Is it the price you see on the gift receipt? Or is it the look on the recipient’s face when they receive it that determines the true value? What gift is worth the most? This Christmas I was debating what to give my father. My dad is a hard person to buy for because he never wants anything. I pulled out my phone to read a text message from my mom saying that we were leaving for Christmas shopping for him when I came across a message on my phone that I had locked. The message was from my father. My eyes fell on a photo of a flower taken in Wyoming, and underneath a poem by William Blake. The flower, a lone dandelion standing against the bright blue sky, inspired me. My dad had been reciting those words to me since I was a kid. That may even be the reason why I love writing. I decided that those words would be my gift to my father. I called back. I told my mom to go without me and that I already created my gift. I sent the photo of the cream-colored flower to my computer and typed the poem on top of it. As I was arranging the details another poem came to mind. The poem was written by Edgar Allan Poe; my dad recited it as much as he did the other. I typed that out as well and searched online for a background to the words of it. The poem was focused around dreaming, and after searching I found the perfect picture. The image was painted with blues and greens and purples, twisting together to create the theme and wonder of a dream. As I watched both poems passing through the printer, the white paper coloring with words that shaped my

childhood, I felt that this was a gift that my father would truly appreciate. Christmas soon arrived. The minute I saw the look on my dad’s face as he unwrapped those swirling (盘旋) black letters carefully placed in a cheap frame, I knew I had given the perfect gift. 51. The idea for a special gift began to form when the author was _______. A. reading a message B. having a debate C. doing shopping D. leaving for Wyoming 52. The author’s inspiration for the gift came from _______. A. a call from the mother B. a story about a kid C. a photo of a flower D. a text about Christmas 53. The underlined word ―it‖ in paragraph 3 refers to a poem by ______. A. the father B. Edgar Allan Poe C. William Blake D. the author 54. What is the main purpose of the passage? A. To show how to design images for gifts. B. To describe the gifts the author has received. C. To explain how computers help create gifts. D. To suggest making gifts from one’s heart. B The story begins with fishing. Once a boy and his father went fishing before bass (a kind of special fish) season opened. They were fishing early in the evening, catching other fish with worms. Then the boy tied on a small silver lure (鱼饵) and put it into the lake. Suddenly he felt that something very big pulling on the lure. His father watched with admiration as the boy skillfully brought the fish beside the bank. Finally he lifted the tired fish from the water. It was the largest one he had ever seen, but it was a bass(the special fish). The boy and his father looked at the big fish. The father lit a match and looked at his watch. It was 10 pm – two hours before the bass season opened. He looked at the fish, then at the boy. ―You’ll have to put it back, son,‖ he said. ―Dad!‖ cried the boy, ―There will be other fish,‖ said his father. ―Not as big as this one,‖ cried the boy. He looked around the lake. No other fishermen or boats were in sight in the moonlight. He looked again at his father. Even though no one had seen them, nor could anyone ever know what time he had caught the fish, the boy could tell from his father’s voice that the decision couldn’t be changed. He threw the huge bass into the black water. The big fish disappeared. The boy thought that he would never again see such a big fish. That was 34 years ago. Today the boy is a successful architect in New York City. He often takes his own son and daughters to fish at the same place. And he was right. He has never again caught such a large fish as the one he got that night long ago. But he does see that same fish … again and again … every time he has an ethical decision to make. For, as his father had taught him, ethics (伦理道德)are simple matters of right and wrong. It is only the practice of ethics that is difficult. 55. What happened when the big fish turned out to be a bass? A. The father lit a match in order to check the time. B. The boy and his father discussed what to do with the big fish.

C. The boy threw the bass back into the water willingly. D. They worried other fishermen may discover what they had done. 56. From the text we know that the father _____. A. disliked the huge fish B. always disagreed with his son C. didn’t love his son D. was firm and stubborn 57. The successful architect went fishing with his children at the same place because _____. A. they might catch a big fish there B. their children enjoyed fishing there C. it was a most popular fishing spot D. he was taught a moral lesson there 58. What does the story imply? A. An ethical decision is always easy to make. B. Fishing can help one to make right decisions C. It’s hard to tell right from wrong sometimes D. It is easy to say something, but difficult to do. C Travel is exciting and summer is a busy period for holiday travel. Many people will travel great distances in airplanes, cars or other vehicles. Experts say people should know about other health problems that can strike when traveling by air. One of these is a condition called hypoxia (缺氧症). It results from a lack of oxygen to the brain. Experts say the body begins losing oxygen minutes after an airplane leaves the ground. The air pressure in a plane during flight is lower than at sea level. This makes it more difficult for the body to effectively use the same amount of oxygen as it would on the ground. Fewer oxygen molecules (分子) cross the tissues (组织) in the lungs and reach the bloodstream. The result is a five to twenty percent drop in the amount of oxygen in the blood. This reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches the organs of the body. One effect of this lack of oxygen to the brain is a headache. When this happens, the heart attempts to fix the situation by beating harder and faster. This can make the traveler feel tired. These signs of hypoxia are not dangerous in a healthy person. But a drop in oxygen level can cause a health emergency in people with heart or lung problems. They might lose consciousness or even suffer a heart attack. Experts say that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcoholic liquids also reduce the body’s ability to use oxygen. So they suggest that people not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes either before or during a flight. They also say persons with heart or lung problems should seek advice from their doctors before flying. 59. The author writes the passage mainly to ___. A. explain the causes and effects of hypoxia B. offer some advice on avoiding health problems C. warn people in airplanes of possible dangers D. advise people not to smoke or drink alcohol 60. According to the passage, what leads to hypoxia? A. Our body needs less oxygen during takeoff. B. The air pressure in a plane is too high

C. The brain lacks enough oxygen. D. The bloodstream contains no oxygen molecules. 61. The underlined part ―fix the situation‖ means ―___‖. A. use more oxygen it needs B. bump more blood to the brain C. reduce the amount of blood D. increase the air pressure 62. Why should passengers not smoke or drink before flying? A. Drinking alcohol may raise one’s blood pressure. B. Smoking may pollute the air inside the airplane. C. They weaken the body’s ability to use oxygen. D. Drinking is forbidden at the airport. D For my sweet sixteen there were no TV cameras filming the planning process, and no beautiful car as a ―surprise‖ gift at the end of the party. But it was a party with a far better ending. My friends and family came together to dance the night away and remember World AIDS Day to help the Holly House Orphanage (孤儿院) in Nairobi, Kenya. The $8,600 we raised was the best gift I could ever dream of! It was so pleasing to know that my celebration would be felt halfway around the world by children in need. I am part of the Global Citizen Corps Leadership Program, which has taught me to become aware of the problems of those around the world. To me, it seems that a lack of education is the obstacle that keeps many in the cycle of poverty. The school in Nairobi is a place where I believe my efforts, although small, can have a huge effect. When I started planning for my sweet sixteen, I faced many difficulties. But later I realized that World AIDS Day was on a Saturday, so I decided to use that evening in combination with the donation theme so that the date meant something. My actual birthday was not until February, but I moved the party to World AIDS Day in December. Everyone I told was inspired. As a matter of fact, after my party I received an invitation from a friend who also asked for donations for another African AIDS organization instead of gifts. This makes me feel like I can encourage my friends to make a difference in the world. I did not tell the school what I had cooked up for my birthday. I wanted it to be a surprise. So I put all of the checks in one envelope with a Christmas card. Then I waited with excitement for a response. The school could not have been more pleased with their gift. This birthday party has been the best ever. Isn’t that what a sweet sixteen should be? 63. How did the author celebrate her sixteenth birth-day? A. By receiving a ―surprise‖ gift of a beautiful car. B. By recording the party with a TV camera. C. By raising $8,600 for African children. D. By drinking with her friends and family. 64. The Global Citizen Corps Leadership Program aims to help children ______. A. organize their birthday celebration B. care about the problems of the world C. improve their level of education D. stay away from the influence of AIDS 65. The underlined part in the last paragraph probably means ______. A. what she did for the school B. the gifts her friends prepared for her

C. the food she and her friends ate at the party D. what she brought to her birthday party 66. The author celebrated her birthday on World AIDS Day to ______. A. celebrate her birthday ahead of time B. expect more cash from her friends C. tell children something about AIDS D. make her birthday meaningful
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E In bringing up children, every parent watches eagerly the child’s acquisition of each new skill-the first spoken words, the first independent steps, or the beginning of reading and writing.It is often tempting to hurry the child beyond his natural learning rate, but this can set up dangerous feelings of failure and states of worry in the child: This might happen at any stage.A baby might be forced to use a toilet too early, a young child might be encouraged to learn to read before he knows the meaning of the words he reads.On the other hand, though, if a child is left alone too much, or without any learning opportunities, he loses his natural enthusiasm for life and his desire to find out new things for himself. Patents vary greatly in their degree of strictness towards their children.Some may be especially strict in money matters.Others are severe over times of coming home at night or punctuality for meals.In general, the controls imposed(强加) represent the needs of the parents and the values of the community as much as the child’s own happiness. As regards the development of moral standards in the growing child, consistency is very important in parental teaching.To forbid a thing one day and excuse it the next is no foundation for morality.Also, parents should realize that ―example is better than precept(准 则)‖.If they are not sincere and do not practice what they teach, their children may grow confused, and emotionally insecure when they grow old enough to think for themselves, and realize they have been to some extent fooled. A sudden awareness of a marked difference between their parents’ principles and their morals can be a dangerous disappointment. 67. Eagerly watching the child’s acquisition of new skills _________. A. should be avoided B. will make him lose interest in learning new things C. sets up dangerous states of worry in the child D. is universal among parents 68. In the process of children’s learning new skills, parents ______. A. should achieve a balance between pushing them too hard and leaving them on their own B. should not expect too much of them C. should encourage them to read before they know the meaning of the words they read D. should create as many learning opportunities as possible 69. The second paragraph mainly tells us that __________. A. parental restrictions(限制,规定) vary, and are not always intended for the benefit of the children alone B. parental controls reflect only the needs of the parents and the values of the community

C. parents should be strict with their children D. parents vary in their strictness towards their children according to the situation 70. In moral matters, parents should __________. A. forbid things which have no foundation in morality B. be aware of the marked difference between adults and children C. observe the rules themselves D. consistently ensure the security of their children

第四部分:书面表达(满分 50 分) 第一节:完成句子(共 10 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 20 分) 阅读下列各小题,根据每句后的汉语提示,用句末括号内的英语单词完成句子,并 将答案写在答题卡上的相应题号后。 71. You can’t see him . He was badly injured in the accident last night and___________now. (operate) 你现在不能见他,他在昨晚的事故中受了严重的伤,现在正在做手术。 72. You will have __________________________ as long as you work hard now. (worry) 现在只要你努力,将来没什么可担心的. 73. —George, you appeared nervous when you stood on the stage last night, didn’t you? —Yes, a bit. After all, it was the first time that I _________________________ an English speaking contest. (participate) —乔治,昨晚你在舞台上显得有点紧张,不是吗? —嗯,有一点,毕竟那是我第一次参加英语演讲比赛。 74. ______________________________ should be no reason for treating one’s neighbors as strangers.(occupy) 工作繁忙不应该成为―对面不相识‖的借口。 75. With the old people and young children___________ at home, more and more peasants come to big cities to make a fortune. (leave) 越来越多的农民把老人和小孩独自留在家中,跑到大城市淘金。 76. No one can match us ________________________________.We can finish the task ahead of schedule. (concern) 就速度而言,没有谁能比得上我们。我们可以提前完成任务。 77. Every Chinese will never forget the day of October 1st, 1949, ______________the foundation of new China. (witness) 每一个中国人永远忘不了 1949 年 10 月 1 日这一天,它见证了新中国的诞生。 78. He urged that everyone _____________________ for exercise every day. (set) 他主张人人每天要抽出半小时来锻炼。 79. It is three months since he left home. Dying __________________________ go home, the regulations of the company don’t permit him to do so. (as) 他离家已经三个月了,虽然渴望回家,但公司的规章不允许他这样做。 80. The baby in that stolen car is reported ________________________________. (find) 据报道那个在被偷汽车里的婴儿已经找到了。
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第二节 短文写作(满分 30 分)

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请根据以下提示, 结合生活中的一个事例, 就―乐观‖这一话题, 用英语写一篇短文。 Optimism always leads to happiness, health and success while pessimism, by contrast, results in hopelessness, sickness and failure. That’s because optimists and pessimists deal with the same challenges and disappointments in very different ways. 注意: 1、无须写标题,如果引用提示语,不计入总字数; 2、除诗歌之外,文体不限; 3、内容必须结合生活中的一个事例; 4、文中不得透露个人姓名和学校名称;

Text 4 M: I don’t want to take Spanish. Russian is OK. What you want to learn? W: Me? English, of course. Text 5

W: I heard that Bob failed his driver’s test last week. Is it true? M: Yes, it is … and it’s really a shame. He was too nervous when having the test. Text 6 M: Hi , Mary. W: Hi, Tom, I haven’t seen you for ages. Where have you been? M: I went away to London last year and stayed there for nine months. W: Sounds interesting. M: I had a great time staying in London. I have a lot to talk about with you. W: Come to my place tonight. Let’s have a good chat. M: I’m afraid I can’t. My boss will talk with me tonight. W: Then let’s make it another time. Text 7
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Text 9 M: Lovely day, isn’t it? W: Mmm, yes, it’s really warm. And it’s supposed to get warmer. M: Yes, that’s true. You know, though, I’m always a little sorry to see winter go. W: Really? M: Well, I love skating. In fact, I used to teach skating for a living. W: Oh? That sounds interesting. But what do you do now? M: I work at Bank of America. How about you? W: I’m at the radio station. M: Here? W: No, I’m from Chicago. I’m just visiting here for the wedding. M: Oh, I see.

W: By the way, I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Helen Keller. M: Nice to meet you. My name is John Smith. Text 10


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