2015 年 11 月
绵阳南山中学 2015 年秋季高 2018 届半期考试 英语试题
命题人: 胡兰 吴萍 审题人：唐怡
考生注意： 1.答题前，考生务必将自己的准考证号、姓名填写在答题卡上。 2.第 I 卷每小题选出答案后，用 2B 铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标号涂黑，如需改动， 用橡皮擦干净后，再选涂其他答案标号。第 II 卷用
第 I 卷（共 75 分）
第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20 分）
做题时，先将答案划在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答 案转涂到答题卡上。 第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从试题所给的 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 time is it now? A. 9:10 B. 9:50 2.What does the woman think of the weather? A. It’s nice B. It’s warm 3.What will the man do? A. Attend a meeting B. Give a lecture 4.What is the woman’s opinion about the course? A. Too hard B. Worth taking 5. What does the woman want the man to do ? A. Speak louder. B. Apologize to her.
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分）
C. 10:00 C. It’s cold C. Leave his office C. Very easy C. Turn off the radio.
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、7 题。
6. How long did Michael stay in China?
A. Five days.
B. One week.
C. Two weeks. C. India.
7. Where did Michael go last year? A. Russia. B. Norway.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题
8.What food does Sally like? A. Cook dinner. B. Fish. 9.What are the speakers going to do? A. Cook dinner. B. Go shopping.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题.
C. Eggs. C. Order dishes.
10.Where are the speakers? A. In a hospital. B. In the office. C. At home. 11.When is the report due ? A. Thursday. B. Friday. C. Next Monday. 12.What does George suggest Stephanie do with the report? A. Improve it. B. Hand it in later. C. Leave it with him.
听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。
13.What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Salesperson and customer. B. Homeowner and cleaner. C. Husband and wife. 14.What kind of apartment do the speakers prefer? A. One with two bedrooms. B. One without furniture. C. One near a market. 15.How much rent should one pay for the one-bedroom apartment? A.＄350 B. ＄400 C. ＄415 16.Where is the apartment the speakers would like to see? A. On Lake Street B. On Market C. On South Street.
听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。
17.What percentage of the world’s tea exports go to Britain? A. Almost 15% B. About 30% C. Over 40% 18.Why do tea taster taste tea with milk? A. Most British people drink tea that way. B. Tea tastes much better with milk.
C. Tea with milk is healthy. 19.Who suggests a price for each tea? A. Tea tasters. B. Tea exporters. 20.What is the speaker talking about? A. The life of tea tasters. B. Afternoon tea in Britain. C. The London Tea Trade Centre. 第二部分 阅读理解(共两节，满分 35 分)
答题卡上将该项涂黑。 （共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，共 30 分）
C. Tea companies.
A People travel for a lot of reasons. Some travelers go to see battlefields or religious shrines. Others are looking for culture, or simply want to have their photos taken in front of famous places. But most Europeans are willing to pay a lot of money and put up with a lot of inconveniences for the sun because they have so little of it. Residents of cities like London, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam spend a lot of their winter in the dark because the days are so short and much of the rest of the year is in the rain. Every summer, more than 25 million people travel to Mediterranean (地中海) resorts and beaches for their vacation. They all come for the same reason: sun. The huge crowds mean lots of money for the economies of Mediterranean countries. Italy's 30,000 hotels are booked every summer. And 13 million people camp out on French Beaches, parks, and roadsides. Spain's long sandy coastline attracts more people than anywhere else. 37 million tourists visit yearly, or one tourist for every person living in Spain. But there are signs that the area is getting more tourism than it can handle. The Mediterranean is already one of the most polluted seas on earth. And with increased tourism, it's getting worse. The French can't figure out what to do with all the garbage left by campers around St. Tropez. And in many places, swimming is dangerous because of pollution. None of this, however, is damaging anyone's fun. The Mediterranean gets more popular every year with tourists. Obviously, they don't go there for clean water. They stand traffic jams and seem to like crowded beaches. They don't even mind the pollution. No matter how dirty the water is, the coastline still looks beautiful. And as
long as the sun shines, it's still better than sitting in the cold rain in Berlin, London, or else. 21. It can be inferred from the passage that Europeans travel mostly for the reason that ______. A. they want to see battlefields or religious shrines. B. they are interested in different cultures. C. they would like to take pictures in front of famous sites. D. they wish to escape from the cold, dark and rainy days back at home. 22. In Para.1, cities like London, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam are mentioned to show that ______. A. they are not good cities in climate. B. how rich their residents are. C. these cities lack places of historic interest and tourist spots. D. they have got more tourism than they can handle. 23. According to the passage, which of the following countries attracts more tourists than the others? A. Italy B. Spain C. France D. Greece 24. The sentence "one tourist for every person living in Spain" (Para.2 ) means ____. A. every year the number of tourists is equal to the number of people living in Spain. B. all the 37 million people living in Spain are tourists. C. every person living in Spain has to take care of a tourist. D. every Spanish is visited by a tourist every year. 25. Which of the following will damage the tourists' fun at Mediterranean resorts and beaches? A. Polluted water. B. Crowded buses. C. Traffic jams. D. Rainy weather B There are stories about two U．S . presidents，Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, which attempt to explain the American English term OK．We don’t know if either story is true，but they are both interesting． The first explanation is based on the fact that President Jackson had very little education．In fact，he had difficulty reading and writing．When important papers came to Jackson，he tried to read them and then had his assistants explain what they
said．If he approved of a paper, he would write “all correct”on it．The problem was that he didn’t know how to spell．So what he really wrote was “ol korekt”．After a while，he shortened that term to “OK”． The second explanation is based on the place where President Van Buren was born，Kinderhook，New York．Van Buren’s friends organized a club to help him become President .They called the club the Old Kinderhook Club，and anyone who supported Van Buren was called “OK”． 26. The author __________. A. believes both of the stories B. doesn’t believe a word of the stories C. is not sure whether the stories are true D. is telling the stories just for fun 27. According to the passage，President Jackson_____________. A. couldn’t draw up any documents at all B. didn’t like to read important papers by himself C. often had his assistants sign documents for him D. wasn’t good at reading, writing or spelling 28. According to the first story, the term “OK”_______________. A. was approved of by President Jackson B. was the title of some Official documents C. was first used by President Jackson D. was an old way to spell “all correct” 29. According to the second story，the term “OK”_____________. A. was the short way to say “old Kinderhook Club” B. meant the place where President Van Buren was born C. was the name of Van Buren’s club D. was used to call Van Buren’s supporters in the election 30. What’s the main idea of the passage? A. the stories of the letters “ok” B. the story of the president election C. the story of American presidents D. the history of the letters “ok” C When Mrs. Joseph Groeger died recently in Vienna，Austria，people asked the
obvious question,“Why did she live to be 107?” .Answers were provided by a survey conducted among 148 Viennese men and women who had reached the age of 100． Somewhat surprising was the fact that the majority had lived most of their lives in cities． In spite of the city’s image as an unhealthy place， city living often provides benefits that country living can lack．One factor seems to be important to the longevity(长寿)of those interviewed． This factor is exercise． In the cities it is often faster to walk short distances than to wait for a bus ． Even taking public transportation often requires some walking．Smaller apartment houses have no elevators(电梯)，and so people must climb stairs．City people can usually walk to local supermarkets. Since parking spaces are hard to find，there is often no alternative /choice but to walk． On the other hand，those who live in the country and suburbs do not have to walk every day． In fact， the opposite is often true． To go to school， work， or almost anywhere else，they must ride in cars． 31. The Vienna survey may help to explain _____. A. the complaints of people in apartment houses B. the cause of Mrs. Groeger’s death C. the longevity of people like Mrs. Groeger D. the image of cities in general 32. The purpose of the second paragraph is to list some _____. A. benefits of walking B. occasions for walking in city life C. comments（评论） made by city people D. problems of city living 33. To reach the third floor of a building, it would probably be most healthful _____. A. to take the elevator B. to walk up the stairs C. to ride in a car D. to find an alternative besides walking 34. People who live in the country probably do more driving than walking because ________ A. it is more convenient for them in this way B. they don’t need the exercise C. they never have parking problems
D. they can’t afford to take the bus 35. A conclusion that can be drawn from this passage is that__________. A. air pollution is not serious B. anyone can live to be 107 C. country people should move to the city D. walking is a healthful exercise
第二节 七选五：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。（共 5 小题，每小题 1 分，共 5 分）
Does this situation seem familiar to you? Your English is progressing well, the grammar is now familiar, the reading comprehension is no problem, and you are speaking quite fluently. _ 36 First of all, remember that you are not alone. Listening is probably the most difficult job for almost all learners of English as a foreign language. The most important thing is to listen as often as possible. _37_ The Internet is really a useful tool for English students. You can download The RealPlayer from RealMedia.com. The RealPlayer allows you to use the Internet like a radio station. Once you have begun to listen on a regular basis, you might still be frustrated (受阻)by limited understanding. __38__ Here is some of the advice I give my students: ●Accept the fact that you are not going to understand everything. ●Stay relaxed when you do not understand, and try listening to the material for more times. ● Do not translate everything into your native language. ● _39_ Don't concentrate on details before you have understood the main ideas. ● Listen to something you enjoy. I remember the problems I had in understanding spoken German when I first went to Germany. In the beginning, when I didn't understand a word, I insisted on translating it in my mind. This method usually resulted in confusion. 40 Firstly, translating creates a barrier between the listener and the speaker. Secondly, most people repeat themselves constantly. By remaining calm, I noticed that even if I didn't pay much attention I could usually understand what the speaker had said. A. But you can't follow a native English speaker at all! B. What should you do? C. But listening is a problem for most of the beginners!
D. However, after several weeks, I got used to the new environment in Germany. E. So, what you need to do is to find listening resources. F. Then, after the first six months, I discovered two extremely important facts. G. Listen for the general idea of the conversation. 第三部分 基础知识应用(共两节，满分 35 分)
第一节 完形填空（共 20 题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，从每题所给的 A，Ｂ，Ｃ，Ｄ四个选项中，选出最佳选 项，并在答题卡上将其涂黑。
A lady wanted a birthday gift from her husband. For many years she had liked a beautiful_41_, and knowing her husband could__42__ it, she told him that was all she wanted. On the morning of the__43__, her husband told her how__44__ he was to have such a good wife, and how much he loved her. He __45__ her a beautiful gift package （包装盒）. She opened it and __46__ a Bible (圣经). __47__, she raised her voice and said to her husband, “ With all your money, you give me a Bible?” She was so __48__ that she left him. Many years passed and the lady was very __49__ in business. She owned two large companies. She __50__ her husband was very old, and thought perhaps she should go to __51__ him. But before she could, she _52__ a letter telling her that he had died, and gave all of his possessions (财产) to her. She needed to come back and __53__ things. When she arrived at his house, sadness __54__ her heart. She saw the still new __55__ , just as she had left it years before. With __56__ , she opened it and began to turn the pages. A ring _57___ from the Bible to the floor and a __58__ could be seen. She picked it up and found it was the ring she wanted in those days. And on the card was the date of her birth, and the words “LUV U ALWAYS”. __59__ your gift is not packaged the way you want it, it’s because it is better packaged the way it is ! Always appreciate little things; they usually lead you to bigger things! The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, for they must be felt with the __60__ . 41. A. watch 42. A. like 43. A. holiday 44. A. kind 45. A. lent B. ring B. afford B. performance B. sorry B. gave C. coat C. sell C. meeting C. proud C. asked D. box D. guess D. birthday D. brave D. moved
46. A. held 47. A. Angrily 48. A. quiet 49. A. successful 50. A. hoped 51. A. catch 52. A. received 53. A. give up 54. A. filled 55. A. table 56. A. tears 57. A. hid 58. A. card 59. A. But 60. A. face
B. missed B. Patiently B. thankful B. lonely B. realized B. understand B. passed B. take care of B. hurt B. letter B. laughter B. disappeared B. flower B. If B. eye
C. found C. Politely C. disappointed C. failing C. wondered C. help C. wrote C. pay for C. left C. Bible C. smiles C. dropped C. pen C. And C. hand
D. carried D. Lightly D. careless D. poor D. explained D. visit D. sent D. look for D. hit D. car D. interests D. made D. book D. So D. heart
第Ⅱ卷（共 25 分）
第二节 语法填空(共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分) 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式
This is the first time John____61____ (visit) XiaoLi’s hometown, Xiamen. And it’s been six years___62____ they met each other last time. Xiamen is one of the most ____63____(attract) places he has been to. There is also a gorgeous island with some really interesting architecture. To his great joy, he can easily find some nice little fish restaurants____64____ lunch when he feels hungry. The climate is good and people there are very friendly ,so he loves the ___65___ (live) city very much. 第四部分 写作(共两节，满分 20 分)
第一节： 短文改错（共 5 小题，每题 1 分，满分 5 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（＾） ，并在该词下面写出该加的词。 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.只允许修改 5 处，多者（从第 6 处起）不计分。
Dear Martin, It’s two months since we become classmates. We shared much happiness and sorrow in the past two months. When I feel pretty disappointed, you are always there encouraged me. We have a lot in common. We both like English songs written in the 1980s but we joined in the same school club. I really appreciate meeting you in my high school life. Your friend Li Kang
第二节：书面表达(满分15分) 假如你叫李平，你的美国笔友 Tom 来信询问你十一假期过的怎样。请根据以下信息给 他回信， 说明你在十一假期中的活动。 内容要点： 1. 休息 由于平时学习紧张，缺少锻炼和休息
2. 看望乡下的祖父母 帮助他们做点家务，并给他们谈了身边的新鲜事。 3. 和朋友进行短途旅游 欣赏大自然，呼吸新鲜空气 注意：1、词数 100 左右； 2、开头已给出不记入字数 国庆假期： National Day holiday
Dear Tom, I'm very glad to receive your letter. And it's a pleasure to tell you something about_______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________
绵阳南山中学 2015 年秋季 2018 届半期考试英语答案
第一部分：听力（每小题 1 分，共 20 分） 1-10 CBAAC 第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，共 35 分） ACABC BABCB 11-20 ABCAB
第一节（每小题 2 分，共 30 分） 21-25 DABAD 26-30 CDCDA 31-35 CBBAD 第二节（每小题 1 分，共 5 分）
第二部分：基础知识应用（共两节，共 25 分） 第一节：完型填空（每小题 1 分，共 20 分）
41—45 BBDCB 46—50 CACAB 56—60 ACABD 第二节：语法填空（每小题 1 分，共 5 分） 61. has visited 62. since 63. attractive 第五部分：写作（共两节，共 20 分）
第一节 短文改错（每小题 1 分，共 5 分） Dear Martin,
It’s two months since we become classmates. We＾shared much happiness and sorrow in the became have past two months. When I feel pretty disappointed, you are always there encouraged me. We encouraging have a lot in common. We both like English songs written in the 1980s but we joined in the and same school club. I really appreciate meeting you in my high school life. Your friend Li Kang
第二节 作文（共 15 分）
书面表达： Dear Tom, I'm very glad to receive your letter. And it's a pleasure to tell you something about how I spent the National Day holiday. First, I had a good rest because recently I often felt tired as a result of my heavy study
burden as well as lack of sleep and physical exercise. Of course, it took me two days to stay with my grandparents living in the countryside and help them do some housework and tell them what happened to me and my friends. What's more, I had a trip with my friends to appreciate the beauty of nature and breathe fresh air. What did you do in your summer holidays? I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes! Yours, Li Ping 听力原文 第一节 Dialog 1: W: What time is your train leaving? M: It leaves at 10. I’ve got 50 minutes left. W: You’d better hurry, or you won’t be able to catch it. Dialog 2: M: Nice weather we’re having! Don’t you think? W: No, it is too cold. M: I think it is just right. W: I’d prefer a few degrees warmer. Dialog 3 M: Now, let’s stop talking and get going. I need to be in my office in 15 minutes. Or I’ll be late for a meeting. W: OK. Bye! Dialog 4 M: This course is really difficult. W: I don’t think it’s all that bad. And we’ll benefit a lot from it. M:So you’re taking it, too. W: That’s true.
Dialog 5 W: Could you turn that off? I can’t hear myself think！ M: What? W: The radio. M: Oh, sorry. 第二节 Dialog 6 W: Hi, Michael! I heard you just came back from a holiday? M: Yes. I stayed for a week in China and 5 days in India. W: You do travel a lot, don’t you? Last year, you went to Norway, right? M: Well, I’ve been to quite some countries, but not yet to Norway. Last summer, I toured Russia for two weeks. Dialog 7 M: Sally, do you like seafood? W: Yes, of course. M: Is there anything you especially like? W:Well, I really don’t know. I can never remember the name. M: Ok. Is there any food you don’t eat? W: Well, I don’t eat chicken, and I don’t like eggs, either. But I like all kinds of fish and vegetable. M: Then, let’s look at the menu , and see what they’ve got for us. Dialog 8 M: You look pale, Stephanie! What’s wrong? W: I don’t feel good. I have a bad headache. In fact, I haven’t got much sleep this past week, and I feel really tired. M: Why don’t you go to see a doctor? www.2abc8.com W: Yeah, I think I should. But I have a report to do tomorrow. Ms. Jenkins means it for the board meeting next Monday.
M: Well, it’s Wednesday today. Why don’t you talk to Ms. Jenkins and ask if you can hand it in on Friday morning? W: Maybe I should try. I guess I just need a good sleep. Thanks, Gorge. M: If you need any help for the report, just let me know. Dialog 9 W: Anything interesting in the paper today, dear? M: Well, yeah. There are a few here that might interest us. Here is one for just four hundred dollars. It only has one bedroom, but it sounds nice, near Lake Street. W: Yeah, let me see what the cheapest two-bedroom apartment is. Oh, here is one on Market Street. It’s a real bargain. Only 350 dollars. But it doesn’t have any furniture. M: Well, it costs a lot to buy all the furniture. W: Oh, here is another one for just over four hundred dollars. This sounds very interesting. It’s on South Street. That’s a nice area! M: Yes, it’s quiet. Did you say two bedrooms? W: Yes, at 415 dollars. M: Why don’t we go and have a look? W: OK, I’ll give them a call. Monolog 10 Look at this picture. It’s the London Tea Trade centre. As you can see, it is on the North Bank of the River Thames. It is the center of an important industry in the everyday life of the British people. Tea is the British national drink. Every man, woman and child over ten years of age, has an average over four cups a day, or some one thousand five hundred cups annually. About 30 percent of the world’s export of tea makes its way to London. And Britain is by far the largest importer of tea in the world. Now in the second picture, you can see how tea is tasted in the Tea Trade Centre before it is sold. Here, different types of tea are tasted by skilled tea-tasters before they are sold at each week’s tea sale. It’s amazing to see them at work! Over a hundred kinds of tea are laid out in a line on a long table. The tasters generally taste tea with milk, since that is
how the majority of British people drink their tea. The tasters move down the line with surprising speed, tasting from a spoon and deciding what is a fair price for each tea.