四川省汉源县第二中学 2015-2016 学年上学期高二半期考试 英语试题
第一部分 听力测试（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） 请听下面 5 段对话，选出最佳选项。 1. What will the man probably do tonight? A. Do his printing. B. Writ
e his report. C. Finish his work. 2. Who liked the film? A. Jim. B. Tom. C. Jane. 3. When did the movie end? A. At 10:30 pm B. At 10:40 pm. C. At 11:00 pm. 4. What is the woman not satisfied with about the blue dress? A. The size. B. The price. C. The color. 5. What did the man do yesterday? A. He went to see a doctor. B. He went to play football. C. He went to a park. 第二节（共 15 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5） 请听下面一段对话或独白，选出最佳选项。 请听第 6 段材料，回答 6、7 题。 6. How long is the two speakers’ trip? A. Two days. B. Five days C. Seven days. 7. Which place will the two speakers visit tomorrow? A. A museum. B. A church. C.A tower. 请听第 7 段材料，回答 8、9 题 8. Which sport does the man like best? A. Cycling. B. Football. C. Swimming. 9. When does the man usually play table tennis? A. In winter. B. In spring. C. In summer. 请听第 8 段材料，回答 10——12 题 10. How old was Dennis Hutton when he died? A. 36 years old. B. 56 years old. C. 84 years old. 11. What did Dennis Hutton do when he was 15? A. He entered the University of London. B. He graduated from university. C. He went to America. 12. Why did Dennis Hutton go to New York? A. To study. B. To travel. C. To teach. 请听第 9 段材料，回答 13——16 题 13. When did the woman’s sister arrive in the city? A. On Friday. B. On Thursday. C. On Wednesday. 14. How will the woman and her sister go to the cafe’?
A. By bus. B. By bike. C. On foot. 15. What will the woman probably buy? A. A pair of shoes. B. A pair of sunglasses. C. A handbag. 16. What will the woman do on Sunday? A. Do some shopping. B. Go to the movies. C. Take the dog for a walk. 请听第 10 段材料，回答 17——20 题 17. How many persons went hiking with the speaker? A. Six. B. Seven. C. Eight. 18. When did the huge rainstorm happen? A. On the second night. B. On the fifth night. C. On the last night. 19. What was the weather like on the third day? A. Rainy. B. Cloudy. C. Sunny. 20. What do we know about the speaker? A. He was persuaded to go on the trip. B. He walked 100 miles in one week. C. He was disappointed with the trip.
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 Keeping pace with teachers is a fine way to study English. Teachers are experienced and their plans are systematic. But remember to work in a way that suits you. It's important to learn from past mistakes as well. Keep a notebook to make a record of the mistakes you make－it'll help you avoid making the same ones later. The time of life may be hard，but you're not alone. You may be busy studying，but you can show your care by calling your friends or sending short messages. Don't let your friendships die. It's as important to live well as it is to study well. Going to bed no later than 11： 30 pm is vital. It puts you in the right mood for the next day. You needn't follow a special diet，but make sure you are eating nutritious meals each day. The person who plays well，studies well. Having a lot of schoolwork doesn't mean having to give up other activities. Playing basketball or having a talk with your classmates can relax yourself. Time_out is not a waste of time but helps you study more efficiently. Besides taking the big exam ， you have other choices for college. I took the independent enrollment exam held by Peking University and some other students even were preparing to study abroad. Pay attention to any relevant information you can find， whether it's from school，the news media or other sources. 21．What should you do if you want to keep your friendship fresh?
A．Have frequent talks with them. B．Always have lunch with them. C．Remain them at some distance. D．Keep connection by some ways. 22．The third paragraph is mainly about________． A．study B．friendship C．relaxation D．health 23．Which one is the closest meaning to ―Time out‖ in Paragraph 4? A．Sleep. B．Exercise. C．Continuation. D．Pause. 24．The passage is mainly written by a(n)________． A．editor B．student C．teacher D．parent B It was Thanksgiving morning. I was busy preparing the traditional Thanksgiving turkey when the doorbell rang. I opened the front door and saw two small children in rags huddling together on the top step. ―Any old papers, lady？‖ asked one of them. I was busy. I wanted to say ―no‖ until I looked down at their feet. They were wearing thin little sandals(凉鞋), wet with heavy snow. ―Come in and I'll make you a cup of hot cocoa.‖ They walked over and sat down at the table. Their wet sandals left marks upon the floor. I served them cocoa and bread to fight against the cold outside. Then I went back to the kitchen and started cooking. The silence in the front room struck me. I looked in. The girl held the empty cup in her hands, looking at it. The boy asked in a flat voice, ―Lady, are you rich？‖ ―Am I rich? Pity, no！‖ I looked at my wornout slipcovers(椅套). The girl put her cup back in its saucer(茶碟)carefully and said, ―Your cups match your saucers.‖ They left after that, holding their papers against the wind. They had reminded me that I had so much for which to be grateful. Plain blue china cups and saucers were only worth five pence. But they matched. I tasted the potatoes and stirred(搅动)the meat soup. Potatoes and brown meat soup, a roof over our heads, my man with a regular job, these matched, too. I moved the chairs back from the fire and cleaned the living room. The muddy marks of little sandals were still wet upon my floor. Let them be for a while, I thought, just in case I should begin to forget how rich I am. 25．Which of the following would be the best title for the text? A．Lady, are you rich? B．A story of Thanksgiving Day C．Don't forget how rich you are D．Does cups and saucers match well? 26．Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage? A．The girl thought the writer was rich just because she wanted to make the writer happy. B．The writer had thought she wasn't rich because her supplies were not expensive. C．If cups and saucers match well, they are a best pair even though cheap. D．After hearing what they said, the writer seemed to understand what a rich life was. 27 ． The writer left the muddy marks of little sandals on the floor for a while to________.
A．show that she was a kindhearted lady B．remind her that she shouldn't forget how rich she was C．leave room for readers to think about what being rich is D．prove that she had understood what meant being rich 28．It can be inferred from the text that whether you are rich depends on________. A．how much money you have made B．what attitude you have had towards life C．the way you help others D．your social relationship C The arts, especially music, should be part of every school's lessons at every grade level. Students would be much smarter if they had some musical experience. They could improve their classroom skills, like paying attention and following directions. People develop all these skills when they learn music. Making music also lets children use their imagination. It provides students with a chance to try out their own ideas. Music not only makes children better students, but also gives them something positive to do. In a music program, children can be part of a band instead of joining a gang (团伙). Parents can enjoy listening to their children's music instead of seeing them glued to a computer or TV screen. In a school band, students get to be part of a team. They can get along well with old friends and make new friends through music. Music builds self-confidence, too. It gives children a sense of achievement and success. Making music is something for them to be proud of, and it lets kids practice performing in front of an audience. Music gives children an opportunity for self-expression, and that helps develop their self-confidence. Once again, music is important because it can make children better students, give them something positive to do, and build their character. That is why music should be offered in every single grade in every school. 29． According to the passage, music could make students smarter by _______________. A. improving their classroom skills and paying attention B. improving their classroom skills and imagination C. improving their attention, direction and imagination D. learning music, making music and trying out their own ideas 30．What does the underlined phrase "glued to" in the second paragraph mean? A. unwilling to turn on B. always looking C. unwilling to leave D. always playing 31．The third paragraph mainly tells us that music could _______________. A. give children self-expression and self-confidence B. bring to children achievement and success C. give children something to be proud of D. develop children's self-confidence 32．What's the best title of this passage？ A. Music is a must as a course at school B. Music builds children's self-confidence C. Music makes students much smarter
D. Learning music and making music D Zoe, Damacela, 19, didn't have nice clothes when she was young. It wasn't easy for Zoe’s hard-working single mother to make ends meet. They moved in and out of homeless shelters. Everything changed for Zoe in grade nine. At that time, she heard about a sewing (缝纫) class at her school. She signed up and couldn't wait to turn her designs into clothes. The color of the first dress she made was white-black strips. Soon the clothes she wore were all made by her. Other girls at school loved her designs too. They asked her if they could buy dresses from her. Zoe sold her first dress for $13. Unfortunately, it cost her $25 to make the dress. ―I had the creativity in designs," says Zoe. ―But I really had no idea about business.‖ Zoe kept selling the clothes she designed. Her business was booming, and even the girls who had ever teased her became her customers. In the eleventh grade, Zoe took a business class. She learned how to price her clothes so that she could be sure to make a fair profit. Her business teacher suggested she take part in a contest for teenaged entrepreneurs (企业家). The contest was for teens from all over the United States. Zoe sent in her business plan, which explained how she planned to make her pany grow. She won the second prize in the end. Zoe ’s success became a news item. Supermodel Tyra Banks heard about it and she invited Zoe to take part in her TV show. ―Being recognized I felt really unreal,‖ says Zoe. Zoe has advice for teens who want to start their own business. ―If you really work hard on it, you will be able to make it happen,‖ she says. ―If I can do it, anyone else can.‖ 33．We can learn that_____________ when she was in grade nine. A. Zoe had no interest in designing clothes B. Zoe seldom wore her self-made clothes C. Zoe didn' t know how to make money D. Zoe attended a business course 34．After winning the contest, Zoe _____________. A. considered it a reward B. expected to be known C. was proud of her own gift D. could hardly believe it 35．Zoe advised the teens_____________. A. to make efforts to achieve their dreams B. to design and make their own clothes C. to try every means to bee famous D. to do whatever they would like to 第二节 短文七选五（共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） Things to know when you write an e-mail message For most of the twentieth century, people communicated by telephone or by mail. This is now changing, and e-mail is becoming the preferred method of communication. It’s faster than traditional mail. 36 As e-mail is becoming popular, here are several rules we need to know. Be polite and friendly. Start your message with a greeting. If you are writing to a friend, you can begin with
Hi, Sandra. If you are writing to your teacher, begin your message with Dear Mr. Atonso. 37 Many people just type(打字） their names. Others say Bye, Cheers, or use abbreviations(缩写）like BFN(bye for now). Look good. When someone receives an e-mail message from you, they might not know anything about you. They will judge you from e-mail message, so make yourself look good. 38 sometimes sentences seem clear when you write them, but don’t make sense when you read them back. 39 If you start to use your e-mail several times a week, your message box will soon fill with mail. After a few weeks, you can have a list of 60 or 70 messages! It is easy to delete(删除）the messages you don’t want anyone. If your messages are important, you can save them in folders(文件夹）。 40 It only takes a few minutes to learn. A. Organize your e-mail. B. It’s cheaper than a phone call. C. The e-mail must be addressed correctly. D. Type your message, and then read it again. E. You need a closing at the end of your e-mail. F. If you don’t know how to do that, just ask a friend. G. One of the most commonly used e-mails are business e-mails.
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） 阅读下面短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C、D）中，选出一个最佳选项，并在答题卡 上将该项涂黑。
Once upon a time an African king left his country to make a long trip, and he told one of his guards 41 his treasure room. But the guard was tempted by the riches of the room and began to steal the 42 treasure . He 43 some of boxes of gold and silver and 44 and 45 them with some stones . When the king 46 , he praised the guard for his 47 to duty and sent him away . But before long he 48 what the guard had done. 49 punishing him , he called him back to his 50 and told him a story. He said, ― 51 a snake crawled in a farm house and found an 52 jug of milk . He drank and drank 53 he was 54 fat to crawl back through the neck of the jug . However , what must that snake 55 to get out of the jug ? ‖ ―He must spit out the 56 , ‖the guard answered . ― 57 , ‖the king said , ― Should he spit out all of it ? ‖ ―I think he will 58 spit out all of it to get out . ‖ ―You are quite right, ‖ the king said . ― 59 ‖ . The guard looked around and saw many soldiers with spears 60 back and forth in the palace , he knew everything . 41．A．To observe B．watching out C．to take care of D．to build 42．A．king’s B．palace’s C．gold D．rich
43．A．found 44．A．treasure 45．A．threw 46．A．found it 47．A．devotion 48．A．excused 49．A．As 50．A．treasure 51．A．Since 52．A．big 53．A．because 54．A．too 55．A．do 56．A．thing 57．A．No 58．A．try his best 59．A．None 60．A．sitting
B．was food of B．Jynnsly B．managed B．returned B．mistake B. discovered B．Instead of B．palace B．If B．useful B．after B．rather B．drink B．jug B．Nonsense B．thus B．Give me B．walking
C．put C．jewels C．breaking C．reached C．care C．permitted C．After C．possession C．However C．empty C．until C．especially C．set out C．milk C．What C．in the way C．I’ll kill you C．standing
D．emptied D．the queen D．filled D．caught him D．hardship D．encouraged D．In spite of D．duty D．Once D．open D．now that D．enough D．know D．gold D．Sure D．have to D．All of it D．fighting
第二节 语法填空 （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。
Mr. Johnson lived in the woods with his wife and children. He owned ___61__ farm, which looked almost abandoned. ___62___ (lucky), he also had a cow which produced milk every day. He sold or exchanged some of the milk in the towns nearly ___63__ other food and made cheese and butter for the family with what ___64__ (leave). The cow was their only means of support, in fact. One day, the cow was eating grass __65__ it began to rain heavily. While making great efforts to run away, she __66___ (fall) over the hill and died. Then the Johnson tried to make a living_67_ the cow. In order to support his family, Mr. Johnson began to plant herbs and vegetables. Since the plants took a while to grow, he started cutting down trees __68__ (sell) the wood. Thinking about his children’s clothes, he started growing cotton too. When harvest came around, he was already selling herbs, vegetables and cotton in the market ___69__ people from the town met regularly. Now it occurred to ___70___ that his farm had much potential and that the death of the cow was a bit of luck. 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）
短文中共有 10 处语言错误，请在有错的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。 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：在错词下面划一横线，并在该词的下面写出修改后的词。 注意： 1、 每句不超过 2 个错误。 2、 每处错误及修改均限一词。 3、 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分
Dave is my best friend. We became friend when we are five years old. And we went to the same school from now on. He knows me very well and is always big help to me. Besides, he’s really a good listener or will always let me to speak my mind while he just listens. But he isn’t perfect! He’s always later! Last time, we decided to meeting at four o’clock to play football, but he arrived on half past six! It was nearly dark. Oh, well, nobody’s perfect. She is still my best friend. 第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分）
请根据下面要点， 以―The Grand Panda‖ 为题， 简要介绍大熊猫。 要点提示： 1. 熊猫是是世界上珍贵的动物之一，现在世界上仅存几千只； 2. 熊猫生活在我国四川省西部和北部的丛林里，它们主要以竹笋、竹叶为食； 3. 近几年来天气异常干燥，造成竹林大面积枯萎，熊猫面临绝种危险； 4. 希望大家伸出援助之手。 参考词汇：竹笋 bamboo shoots 萎缩 wither 注意：1.为了语句通顺，可适当增加内容。 字数在 120 左右。
听力答案 1—5. CBBCB 11—15. ACCBA 6---10. CBBAC 16—20.BBACA
阅读理解答案： A: DDDB B: AABB C: BCDA D: CDA 七选五： 36-40 BEDAF 完形填空 41～45 CADCD 46～50 BABBB 51～55 DDCAA 56～60 CDDDB 语法填空： 61. a 66. fell 改错： 1. friend—friends 2. are---were 3. now—then 4. big---前加 a 5. or---and 6. let me to –去 to 7. later---late 8. meeting—meet 9. on—at 10. She—He 62. luckily 67. without 63. for 68. to sell 64. was left 69. where 65. when 70 him