金山中学 2015 学年度第一学期高二年级英语学科期末考试卷
（考试时间：90 分钟 满分：100 分 命题人：马林 (答案一律写在答题纸上) 审核人：杨晓丽） 2016.1
第 I 卷（共 75 分）
Ⅰ.Listening Comprehension (20%) Section A Directions: In Section A,
you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. He can use her dictionary. C. He is not allowed to use the dictionary. 2. A. $50. B. $28 3. A. To the dinning hall. C. To a restaurant. 4. A. By bus. B. By subway. 5. A. He is eager to go home. C. He doesn?t agree with the woman. 6. A. She has got over the stomachache. C. She hasn?t seen a doctor yet. 7. A. In an elevator. B. On a bus. 8. A. Sue didn?t plan to come to the party. C. Sue wasn?t willing to attend parties. 9. A. He suffered from a high fever. C. He didn?t like hiking with his mother. 10. A. She doesn?t like having parties. C. She would rather do something else. B. The dictionary is nowhere to be found. D. She wants to help the man. C. $14 D. $15 B. To a shopping mall. D. To a bookshop. C. By car. D. On foot. B. He enjoys the weather here. D. He doesn?t miss his home. B. Her condition is improving. D. She took the medicine by mistake. C. In a taxi. D. On a boat. B. Sue was always changing her mind. D. Sue enjoyed being alone. B. He didn?t want to leave his mother. D. He got hurt when coming down. B. She is ready to do anything. D. She isn?t willing to help others.
Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear one short passage, and you will be asked three questions on the passage. The passage will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. Write down every word. B. Learn everything by heart. C. Make an outline of important points. D. Keep every sentence in mind. 12. A. Keep eye contact with your audience. B. Keep yourself straight while standing. C. Pause after an important point. D. Refer to your notes quite often. 13. A. To emphasize one?s points. B. To relieve your nervousness. C. To hold audience?s interest. D. To make your speech vivid.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. How to improve listening ability. B. How to develop reading ability. C. How to write better English and read fast. D. How to improve spoken English. 15. A. It?s better to have a dictionary at hand. B. It?s better to choose a good radio set. C. It?s better read the news in Chinese first. D. It?s better not to look up words in a dictionary. 16. A. Listening is more important than reading and writing. B. Start the second book even if you don?t understand the first. C. Don?t try to run before you can walk. D. Special English is too difficult for English learners. Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear one longer conversation. The conversation will be read twice. After you hear the conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Questions 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. Where to be installed Beside each side of the bed. The ___18___ side of the bedroom. In the living room. In the kid?s room. What to be installed ___17___ small beside table lamps. A large standing floor stamp. One large standing floor lamp and one ___19___ size table lamp. A star-shaped __20___ lamp.
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. II. Grammar and vocabulary（25%） Section A (16%) Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) There was this wise teacher who took all his students for tea. They were surprised that all the cups on the table were different. They all took a cup and thought of ___(21)___ (drink) their tea, each looking at the cups of others. The teacher let them do that for a while and then said: “Do you notice your behavior? You are all looking at each other?s tea cup and I ____(22) ___ see some of you who have the chipped (有残缺的) ones are even envious of the finer cups of others. Is this not so?” The students agreed, for they ___(23)___ (amuse) by their own behavior. “I put them there on purpose, and you may probably wonder ____(24) ___ you all had different cups. You see, they are like life itself. Life is like that tea and the cups are like the physical circumstances of your life. You all got ___(25) ___ same thing in your cups — tea. And yet you cannot truly enjoy ___(26) ___ in your being envious of another?s cup. It?s quite similar to life. You forget to enjoy your own life just
___(27)___ you concentrate on being envious of the circumstances of someone else?s life. So now, close your eyes, and taste your own tea. Really taste it. And tell me — did it matter ___(28) ____ which cup it came?” (B) When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people ____(29)____ meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we ____(30) ____ (know) how to be grateful for that gift. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing (荡秋千) with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the ____(31)____ (good) conversation you've ever had. It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know ____(32)____ we've been missing until it arrives. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it ____(33) ____ (grow) in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush (痴迷) on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, ___(34)____ it takes a lifetime to forget someone. Don't go for looks; they can cheat you. Don't go for wealth ; Even that disappears. Go for those people ___ (35)____ make you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the very one ___(36) ___makes your heart smile. Section B（9%） Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A. positive F. nervous B. contact G. time C. stressing H. especially D. schedule I. parents E. potentially J. offer
As the beautiful holiday ends, a new semester comes. Most children have a difficult ___37___ making the back-to-school transition. As with any new or ___38___unsettling situation -- like starting school for the first time or entering a new grade or new school -- allow children time to adjust. Remind them that everyone feels a little ___39___ about the first day of school. Emphasize the ___40___ things about going back to school, such as hanging out with old friends, meeting new classmates, buying cool school supplies and getting involved in sports and other activities. It is also important to talk to children about what worries them and ___41___ comfort: are they afraid they won?t make new friends or get along well with their teachers? Is the thought of schoolwork ___42___ them? Are they worried about the bully from last year? Consider adjusting your own ___43___ to make the transition smoother. If possible, it is especially beneficial for parents to be home at the end of the school day for the first week. But many working parents just don?t have the free time. Try to arrange your evenings instead so that you can give your children as much time as they need___44___ during those first few days. If your child is starting a new school, ___45____the school the first day to arrange a visit. And ask if your child can be paired up with another student, and if you can be connected with other new parents. This will help both of you with the adjustment to new people and surroundings.
III. Reading Comprehension Section A （10%） Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context. When it comes to eating smart for your heart, stop thinking about short-term solutions. Just live a ___46___ life in a straightforward way that will serve you well for years to come. Smart eating is more than having a second thought about every bite of food you lift to your ___47___ “In the past we used to believe that certain amounts of individual nutrients （营养） were the key to___48___ health,” Professor Linda Van Horn, chair of the American Heart Association?s Nutrition Committee. “But now we have a different understanding of healthy eating and the kinds of food necessary to ___49___ not only heart attack but also common diseases,” she adds. Scientists now focus on the bigger picture of the___50 ___ diet eaten over several days or a week rather than on the low count of this or that eaten at each meal. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains, for example, provide nutrients and plant-based mixture ___51___to good health. “The more we learn, the healthier we are by the good things they ___52___,” Van Horn continues, “and how they work together with each other to keep us healthy.” You?ll automatically be on the right heart-healthy road if vegetables, fruits and whole grains make up three quarters of the food on your ___53___ plate. Fill in the remaining one quarter with lean meat or chicken, fish or eggs. The foods you choose to eat as well as those you choose to ___54___clearly contribute to your health. Without a doubt, each of the small decisions you make in this can ___55___ your health in the years to come. 46. A. lazy B. kind C. crazy D. simple 47. A. nose B. head C. mouth D. eyes 48. A good B. awful C. normal D. present 49. A. cure B. prevent C. damage D. grow 50. A. daily B. balanced C. vegetarian D. protein 51. A. similar B. adequate C. senior D. necessary 52. A. attract B. contain C. produce D. lack 53. A. metal B. steak C. dinner D. soup 54. A. preserve B. overuse C. taste D. avoid 55. A. abandon B. beat C. influence D. signal Section B（14%） Directions: Read the following two passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read. (A) Even before my father left us, my mother had to go back to work to support our family. Once I came out of the kitchen, complaining, “Mom, I can?t peel potatoes. I have only one hand.” Mom never looked up from sewing. “You get yourself into that kitchen and peel those potatoes,” she told me. “And don?t ever use that as an excuse for anything again!” In the second grade, our teacher lined up my class on the playground and had each of us race
across the monkey bars, swinging from one high steel rod to the next. When it was my turn, I shook my head. Some kids behind me laughed, and I went home crying. That night I told Mom about it. She hugged me, and I saw her “we?ll see about that” look. The next afternoon, she took me back to school. At the deserted playground, Mom looked carefully at the bars. “Now, pull up with your right arm,” she advised. She stood by as I struggled to lift myself with my right hand until I could hold the bar with my other elbow （肘） . Day after day we practiced, and she praised me for every rung （横档） I reached. I?ll never forget the next time, crossing the rungs, I looked down at the kids who were standing with their mouths open. One night, after a dance at my new junior high, I lay in bed sobbing. I could hear Mom come into my room. “Mom,” I said, weeping, “none of the boys would dance with me.” For a long time, I didn?t hear anything. Then she said, “Oh, honey, someday you?ll be beating those boys off with a bat.” Her voice was faint. I peeked out from my covers to see tears running down her cheeks. Then I knew how much she suffered on my behalf. She had never let me see her tears. 56. Which can be used to describe Mom?s attitude when she made the child peel potatoes? A. Cruel. B. Favorable. C. Strict. D. Sympathetic. 57. From the passage, we know monkey bars can help a child train ______. A. the strength and skill to hang and sway B. the speed of one?s hand movement C. the skill to throw and catch things D. the bodily skill to rotate round a bar 58. What does the sentence “I saw her ?we?ll see about that? look” imply? A. Mom believed every aim could be achieved if you stuck to it. B. The race across monkey bars was not difficult enough for a child to give up. C. Mom was determined to prove she herself was better than the teacher. D. What the child had said brought Mom great attraction and curiosity. 59. When the author looked down at the kids, they were standing with their mouths open because _______. A. they felt sorry for what they had done before B. they were afraid the author might fall off and get hurt C. they wanted to see what the author would do on the bars D. they were astonished to find the author?s progress (B) Most people agree that honesty is a good thing. But does Mother Nature agree? Animals can't talk, but can they lie in other ways? Can they lie with their bodies and behavior? Animal experts may not call it lying, but they do agree that many animals, from birds to chimpanzees, behave dishonestly to fool other animals. Why? Dishonesty often helps them survive. Many kinds of birds are very successful at fooling other animals. For example, a bird called the plover sometimes pretends to be hurt in order to protect its young. When a predator （猎食动物） gets close to its nest, the plover leads the predator away from the nest. How? It pretends to have a broken wing. The predator follows the "hurt" adult, leaving the baby birds safe in the nest.
Another kind of bird, the scrub jay, buries its food so it always has something to eat. Scrub jays are also thieves. They watch where others bury their food and steal it. But clever scrub jays seem to know when a thief is watching them. So they go back later, unbury the food, and bury it again somewhere else. Birds called cuckoos have found a way to have babies without doing much work. How? They don't make nests. Instead, they get into other birds' nests secretly. Then they lay their eggs and fly away. When the baby birds come out, their adoptive parents feed them. Chimpanzees, or chimps, can also be sneaky. After a fight, the losing chimp will give its hand to the other. When the winning chimp puts out its hand, too, the chimps are friendly again. But an animal expert once saw a losing chimp take the winner's hand and start fighting again. Chimps are sneaky in other ways, too. When chimps find food that they love, such as bananas, it is natural for them to cry out. Then other chimps come running. But some clever chimps learn to cry very softly when they find food. That way, other chimps don't hear them, and they don't need to share their food. As children, many of us learn the saying "You can't fool Mother Nature." But maybe you can't trust her, either. 60. A plover protects its young from a predator by______. A. getting closer to its young B. driving away the adult predator C. leaving its young in another nest D. pretending to be injured 61. Which of the following is true according to the passage? A. Some chimps lower their cry to keep food away from others. B. The losing chimp won the fight by taking the winner's hand. C. Cuckoos fool their adoptive parents by making no nests. D. Some clever scrub jays often steal their food back. 62. Which of the following might be the best title of the passage? A. Do animals lie? B. Does Mother Nature fool animals? C. How do animals learn to lie? D. How does honesty help animals survive? Section C (6%) Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Most of the people experience the natural feeling of jealousy at some point in their lives when it comes to romance. Some people feel it more strongly than others and some even suffer from the feeling to the extent that jealousy starts consuming them. In some cases the feeling is justified and in others it is not. Frankly speaking, jealousy is a poisonous emotion, both for the person experiencing it and for their partner. For the most part, jealousy is a byproduct of one?s own problems with self-confidence and self-esteem. It is also about a deep fear of the unknown and of change, fear of being abandoned and of losing power or control in a relationship, and also the fear that the needs will not be met. Jealous people feel often very insecure and anxious about their worthiness, feeling that they might not be good enough for the other partner. They may feel threatened by good looks of other people comparing them to their own selves and worrying that the other part might leave them at any time.
Whatever the reason is that caused jealous emotions, whether justified or not, the feeling can become a huge factor in disconnection between couples. Being in a relationship with someone who is very jealous, is very hard as in many cases it turns out that along with the jealousy suddenly comes control. A jealous partner wants to control everything the other part does, where they go, and who they communicate with. Sometimes extreme jealousy can also lead to physical violence. Violence will be harder to control as the relationship progresses, so if it started reaching dangerously high levels, it would be the best to break up, or if that is not manageable at that point, then there is a need to seek for help as soon as possible. So, how is it possible to prevent these ugly thoughts from appearing and from flooding one?s mind at all? The best thing to start with is to start communicating your feelings with your partner. It is important to ask them why they have chosen especially you and also tell them openly that you love them. You may want to explain also that because they are so important to you, you are feeling jealous and insecure about the relationship. There is a great chance that your partner will reassure you of the fact that he/she is in a relationship with you because of feelings for you only and not someone better to come along. 63.What does the author think of jealousy? _____________________________________________________________________________ 64.Jealousy most probably implies a person?s lack of __________________________________ 65.Extreme jealousy is dangerous because __________________________________________ (Note：Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 第 II 卷（共 25 分） Ⅰ.Translation (15%) Section A Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1.这张票能让你免费参观上海大剧院。 （enable） 2.多参加体育锻炼，你就不那么容易感冒了。(If ) 3.他不但表扬了这个学生，而且给了他一笔酬劳。 （Not only） 4.这是个十分危险的十字路口，事故任何时候都可能发生。 （be likely to） 5.科学家们正计划改造火星以使得人类在那生存和工作成为可能。 （so that） II. Guided Writing (10%) Section B Directions: Write an English composition in about 100 words according to the instructions given below. 如果将来科技高度发达，你能设计一件具有特别功能的衣服，你会让这件衣服具有怎样的 功能？请充分运用想象，介绍你的设计，并说明这样设计的理由。
金山中学 2015 学年度第一学期高二年级英语学科期末考试卷
第 I 卷（共 75 分）
Ⅰ.Listening Comprehension (20%) Section A 1-5 ADCCB 6-10 CBAAC Section B 11-13 CDB 14-16 ACC Section C 17-20 two opposite medium ceiling II. Grammar（16%） (A) 21. drinking 25. the (B) 29. before 33. to grow 22. can 26. it 30. will know 34. but 23. were amused 27. because 31. best 35. who 24 . why 28. from 32. what 36. that
(C) 37--45 G, E, F, A, J, C, D, H, B. III .Reading Comprehension (30%) Section A 46--50 DCABB 51--55 DBCDC Section B (A) 56--59 CAAD (B) 60--62 DAA Section C 63.Jealousy is a poisonous emotion. 根据第一段第四句可知。 64.self-confidence and self-esteem. 根据第二段第一句可知。 65.it can lead to physical violence. 根据第三段第三句可知。
Ⅰ.Translation (15%) 1. This ticket will enable you to visit the Shanghai Grand Theatre free of charge. 2. If you take more physical exercise, you will not catch a cold easily. 3. Not only did he praise the student , but he also gave him a big reward. 4. This is such a dangerous crossroads that accidents are likely to happen at any time. 5. Scientists are planning to transform Mars so that it will become possible for humans to live and work there. II. Guided Writing (10%) （略）
2015 学年第一学期金山中学期末考试 高二年级英语听力文字
Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. M: Excuse me, would you mind if I use your dictionary? W: Help yourself. It is on the bookshelf. Ｑ：What does the woman mean ? 2. M: These chairs look nice. How much are they ? W: They are fifteen dollars each or twenty-eight dollars for the pair. Q: How much does one pair cost ? 3. M: Let ’s stop here to eat. The menu looks good for me. W: Fine. Any place has better food than our dining room. Q: Where are they probably going? 4. M: If I were you, I’d take the subway to work. Driving in that rush-hour traffic is terrible. W: But usually there aren’t any seats left on the subway. Q: How does the man prefer to go to work? 5. M: The new year is coming. Are you looking forward to going home? W: Not really. The climate here really agrees with me. Q: What does the man mean? 6. M: Did you go to see a doctor about your stomachache? W: No. I was taking some medicine, but it doesn’t work. Now it seems I had better go. Q: What does the woman mean? 7. M: At which stop will we get off? W: We still have three more stops to go. Q: Where does the conversation take place? 8. M: Sue just called to say that she would come to the party. W; That’s a surprise. Has she changed her mind after all? Q: What did the woman assume at first ? 9. M: I thought you were going to go hiking yesterday. W: I was going to, but my son Henry came down with a fever. Q; What was the matter with Henry? 10. M: Everyone is busy making preparations for the evening party. Will you prepare the table? W: Anything but that. Q: What does the woman mean? Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear one short passage, and you will be asked three questions on the passage. The passage will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the
best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. One survey shows that many people fear public speaking more than they fear death, but don’t let fear defeat you. Many have overcome the fear of public speaking, and you can,too. First, be well prepared for your speech. It is not necessary to write out or memorize everything you want to say. However, you should prepare at least a card of your most important points. Practice will also increase your confidence, so practice your speech as much as you can. When giving your speech, try not only refer to your notes when necessary, and make sure you look at your audience as much as possible. This will make them feel like you are speaking directly to them rather than at them. Use hand gestures when necessary to emphasize your points. Good body language will add more life to your speech and help you to hold the audience’s interest, therefore, make sure that you use good posture, and stand up straight. Also, pace yourself, and don’t talk too quickly. Pause after making an important point. Keep practicing, and by following these simple rules you will soon find that you can deliver a speech with confidence. 11. Which of the following is necessary? 12. What should be avoided while you are giving a speech ? 13. Which of the following is not the reason for using body language? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Learners of English, especially self-taught learners may have trouble in understanding speeches by native speakers. The following ways might help improve their listening ability. First of all, do things step by step. It is not good to listen to something beyond your level. Better choose a suitable course and start with the first book. Go on to the second book only after you are sure you understand the first one. Secondly, stick to one course of study. Don't change books often. Never let your attention be attracted by another course just because it seems to be more"fashionable". Thirdly, listen to the English news program over the radio from time to time. Better go through the news stories in the Chinese-language newspaper first. That will make it easy for you to understand the English news on the radio. Fourthly, if you have time, listen to some interesting stories in some special English programs, such as V.O.A. or other listening materials of the same level as that of your textbook. 14. What is the main idea of this passage ? 15. What should we do before listening to the English news programs? 16. Which of the following is right according to the passage? Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear one longer conversation. The conversation will be read twice. After you hear the conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Questions l4 through 17 are based on the following conversation. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. M: What are your plans for this weekend? W: I have to go to the mall and look for some lamps for my new place. M: Lamps? Are you moving into new apartment ?
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W: Yes. I am going to need at least 6 lamps for my new apartment. M: 6 lamps are a lot of lamps. What kind of lamps do you need for each room? W: First, for the bedroom, I need two small beside table lamps for each side of the bed. Then for the opposite side of the bedroom I need a large standing floor lamp. M: That’s 3 down. According to you, there are 3 more lamps that you still need. W: Then there is the living room. For the size I am going to need at least two lamps. I was thinking of one large standing floor lamp and one medium size table lamp. With the two lamps, I am sure that the room will be adequately lit. M: Fine. What is one more lamp for ? W: It will be my daughter. She prefers a star-shaped ceiling lamp. 听力部分到此结束。
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