龙湾中学 2015 学年第一学期期中考试 高一年级英语试卷
说明： 1、本试卷共分两卷，第Ⅰ卷为选择题，第Ⅱ卷为非选择题。 2、所有试题的答案均填写在答题纸上（选择题部分使用答题卡 ,请将选择题的答案直接填涂 到答题卡上） ，答案写在试卷上的无效。 第Ⅰ卷 （选择题， 共 110 分） 第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 第一节
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 is the weather like now? A. Rainy. 2. Where will the woman meet Sandy? A. At the post office. B. In the park. C. Downtown. B. Cloudy. C. Sunny.
3. When will the speakers probably meet again? A. Before the teachers’ meeting. B. Today after school. C. Tomorrow.
4. Which team is the man’s daughter on? A. The swim team. B. The football team. C. The basketball team.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. A history book. B. An evening class. C. The woman ’s company.
第二节 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. Whose birthday is on Saturday? A. Bill’s. 7. Where will the party be? A. At the woman’s house. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。 8. What does the man think of the woman? A. She is too lazy. B. She has spent too much money recently. B. In a restaurant. C. At a big place outdoors. B. Anne’s. C. Mary’s.
C. She does too much window-shopping. 9. Who will go shopping with the woman? A. The man. B. Lily. C. Herself alone.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. What did the woman just finish doing? A. She had a class. B. She went to the library. C. She went to the computer center.
11. How did the man know about the job? A. He received an email. B. He searched for it online. C. He received a call.
12. Why would the woman be suitable for the job? A. Because of her experience. B. Because of her interest. C. Because of her talent.
听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What is the woman doing in the beginning? A. Reading a magazine. B. Listening to music. C. Watching TV.
14. When was the singer in a car accident? A. In 1943. B. In 1963. C. In 1978.
15. From whom did the singer learn to sing? A. A music teacher. B. His doctor. C. His brother.
16. In which language did the singer sing We Are Young? A. English. B. Italian. C. German.
听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Why shouldn’t people in Los Angeles have barbecues tomorrow? A. There will be thunderstorms. B. It will be extremely hot. C. Strong winds are expected.
18. What does the speaker suggest old people in Houston do today? A. Use air conditioners. B. Wear sun cream. C. Not stay inside.
19. When will the weather improve in Chicago? A. Tomorrow. B. The day after tomorrow. C. By the weekend.
20. What will the weather be like in New York this afternoon? A. Rainy. B. Cloudy. C. Clear.
第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节 单项填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 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. Carl is studying ______ food science at college and hopes to open up ______ meat processing factory of his own one day. A. /; a B. /; the C. the; a D. the; the
22. Later, I lived with workers and peasants and ______came to know them well.
23. Having lived in China for 8 years, Helen has a good _______ of both English and Chinese. A. program B. direction C. command D. ability
24. The planted flowers and green trees around the blocks of buildings _________ the beauty to the whole city. A. add to B. add up to C. is added to D. add
25. This is the fourth time that she _________ you this week. A. is ringing B. was ringing C. has rung D. had rung
26. The poor old man ______ that they hadn’t entered the office. A. commanded B. persuaded C. insisted D. requested
27. The songs sung by the stars show the attitude of young men ______ the human rights, war and peace as well as their feelings of the love and hate. A. on B. upon C. about D. towards
28. Realizing he has wasted too much time, the boy is ______ to stop playing video games. A. shocked B. concerned C. frightened D. determined
29. Mr. Schuler still smokes now though his wife _________ him to give up smoking last month. A. suggested B. advised C. persuaded D. allowed
30 --- I __________ for Shanghai tomorrow. The train _________ at 7 o’clock. --- Have a good trip! A. leave; leaves leaves 31. Do you know the trouble I had _______ the work? A. to do B. doing C. do D. done B. leave; is leaving C. am leaving; will leave D. am leaving;
32. I ______ there rather than ______ by bus. A. prefer to walk; go C. prefer walking; going B. would like walk; go D. prefer to walk; going
33. Every minute must be made full use of ____ our lessons, for the final examination is coming. A. going over B. to go over C. go over D. to going over
34. --- A number of people _______ studying abroad nowadays. --- Yes. The number of people who are studying abroad _______ increasing. A. is; is B. are; are C. are; is D. is; are
35. They had a pleasant chat _______ a cup of coffee. A. for B. with C. during D. over
36. Jane tried to keep up a calm appearance, but her trembling (颤抖的) voice _________. A. gave her away B. gave her out C. gave her in D. gave her up
37. It was with great joy ______ he received that news that his lost daughter had been found. A. because B. which C. since D. that
38. He asked _______ for the bicycle. A. did I pay how much B. how much I paid C. I paid how much D. how much did I pay
39. Women ______ drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a greater chance of having heart disease than those ______ don’t. A. who; / B. /; who C. who; who D. /; /
40. --- You hate Jim, don’t you? --- ______. I just think he’s a bit noisy. That’s all. A. That’s it B. It’s up to you C. No way D. Not exactly
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，掌握其大意，然后从 16-35 各题所给的四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在 答题卡上将该项涂黑。 I moved to a new neighborhood two months ago. In the house with a large 41 across the
road lived a taxi driver, a single parent with two school-aged children. At the end of the day, he would 42 his taxi on the road. I 43 why he did not park it in the garage.
Then one day I learnt that he had another car in his garage. In the afternoon he would come home 44 work, leave his taxi and go out for his . to be outside one 45 affairs in his other car, not in his taxi. I
felt it was 46
I was curious to see his personal car but did not make it until I 47 evening two weeks 48 , when the garage door was 49 Rolls-Royce（劳斯莱斯）! It shook me completely 50 was a taxi driver. But 51 52
and he drove out in his ―own‖ car: a I realized what that meant. You see, he
inside, he saw himself as something else: a Rolls-Royce owner and a(n)
. He drove others in his taxi but himself and his children in his Rolls-Royce. The world looked 53 him a taxi driver. But for him, a taxi was just something he drove for a living.
at his taxi and
Rolls-Royce was something he drove for a (n） 54 . We go to bed every night and CEOs or professors. We go for a 56 55 every morning as parents or children, not as bankers, as close friends or go for a vacation as a 57 58 . We love the social
life as it is. Yet often, we base our entire happiness and success on how high we ladder （梯子） —how much bigger and better a 59
we have. And we ignore our Rolls-Royce, by 60 we are than what we do! D. yard D. repair D. wondered D. from
keeping it dusty in our garage. We should focus more on 41. A. window 42. A. park 43. A. knew 44. A. for B. garage B. stop B. understood B. out of
C. door C. check C. asked C. without
45. A. business 46. A. wasteful 47. A. appeared 48. A. later 49. A. broken 50. A. once 51. A. far 52. A. driver 53. A. called 54. A. experience 55. A. stay up 56. A. competition 57. A. family 58. A. build 59. A. garden 60. A. who
B. national B. useful B. intended B. more B. closed B. before B. deep B. engineer B. made B. earning B. wake up B. performance B. company B. climb B. garage B. what
C. personal C. wonderful C. expected C. ago C. shut C. when C. long C. father C. elected C. life C. take up C. debate C. team C. stand C. car C. which
D. public D. careful D. happened D. before D. open D. until D. little D. son D. turned D. position D. warm up D. party D. whole D. lay D. taxi D. where
第三部分 阅读理解（共 20 小题，每小题 2 分，计 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。 A I was telling my boy Sonny the story of the hare and the tortoise. At the end I said, ― Son, remember: Be slow and steady, and that will win the race. Don’t you think there’s something to learn from the tortoise?‖ Sonny opened his eyes wide, ―Do you mean next time when I’m entering for the 60-metre race I should wish that Billy, Tony and Sandy would all fall asleep halfway?‖ I was shocked, ―But the tortoise didn’t wish that the hare would fall asleep!‖ ―He must have wished that,‖ Sonny said, ―Otherwise how could he be so foolish as to race with the hare? He knew very well the hare ran a hundred times faster than he himself did.‖ ―He didn’t have such a wish,‖ I insisted. ―He won the race by perseverance, by pushing on steadily.‖ Sonny thought a while. ―That’s a lie,‖ he said. ―He won it because he was lucky. If the hare hadn’t happened to fall asleep, the tortoise would never have won the race. He could be as steady as you like, or a hundred times steadier, but he’d never have won the race. That’s for sure.‖ I gave up. Today’s children are not like what we used to be. They’re just hopeless. 61. The writer argued with his son because ______________.
A. he liked tortoises while his son liked hares B. they disagreed about whether the tortoise was foolish C. he tried to teach his son a moral lesson but the son had totally different opinion D. he liked the story of the hare and the tortoise while his son didn’t. 62. Sonny believed that the tortoise ______________. A. won the race by his own hard working C. was not given a fair chance in the race 63. Billy, Tony and Sandy must be_______________. A. boys who were unknown to Sonny’s father B. boys who Sonny has run races with before C. boys who Sonny has never raced with before D. boys who Sonny did not expect to race with again 64. The writer thinks that his generation______________. A. are cleverer than Sonny’s generation B. have the same ideas about life as Sonny’s generation C. are more hopeful than Sonny’s generation D. have different ideas about life from Sonny’s generation 65. According to the passage, who do you think learnt a lesson? ______________. A. The tortoise B. Sonny C. The hare B Societies all over the world name places in similar ways. Quite often there is no official naming ceremony but places tend to be called names as points of reference by people. Then an organized body steps in and gives the place a name. Frequently it happens that a place has two names: One is named by the people and the other by the government. As in many areas, old habits died hard, and the place continues to be called by its unofficial name long after the meaning is lost. Many roads and places in Singapore are named in order that the pioneers will be remembered by future generations. Thus we have names such as Stamford Road and Raffles Place. This is in keeping with traditions in many countries ---- in both the West and the East. Another way of naming places is naming them after other places. Perhaps they were named to promote friendships between the two places or it could be that the people who used to live there were originally from the places that the roads were named after. The mystery is clearer when we see some of the roads named in former British bases. If you step into Selector Airbase you will see Piccadilly Circus ---- obviously named by some homesick Royal Air Force personnel. Some places were named after the activities that used to go on at those places. Bras Basah Road is an interesting example, ―Bras Basah‖ means ―wet rice‖ in Malay(马来语). Now why would D. Sonny’s father B. took a risk by agreeing to run a race D. in fact did win the race luckily
anyone want to name a road ―Wet Rice Road‖? The reason is simple. During the pioneering days, wet rice was laid out to dry along this road. A few roads in Singapore are named by their shapes. There is ―Circular Road‖ for one. Other roads may have part of their names to describe their shapes, like ―Paya Lebar Crescent‖. This road is called a crescent (月牙) because it begins on the main road, makes a crescent and comes back to join the main road again. 66. We learn from Paragraph 1 that _____. A. the government is usually the first to name a place B. many places tend to have more than one name C. a ceremony will be held when a place is named D. people prefer the place names given by the government 67. What does the underlined phrase ―die hard‖ in Paragraph 1 probably mean? ______________. A. Change suddenly. C. Disappear mysteriously. B. Change significantly. D. Disappear very slowly.
68. Which of the following places is named after a person? ______________. A. Raffles Place. B. Selector Airbase. C. Piccadilly Circus. D. Paya Lebar Crescent.
69. Bras Basah Road is named _______. A. after a person B. after a place C. after an activity D. by its shape
70. What can be inferred from the passage? ______________. A. Some place names in Singapore are the same as in Britain. B. Some places in Singapore are named for military purposes. C. The way Singaporeans name their places is unique. D. Young Singaporeans have forgotten the pioneers. C How fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them? Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and how well you brush, and it lets you track your performance on your phone. The Kolibree toothbrush was exhibited at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. It senses how it is moved and can send the information to an Android phone or iPhone via a Bluetooth wireless connection. The toothbrush will be able to teach you to brush right (don’t forget the insides of the teeth!) and make sure you’re brushing long enough. ―It’s kind of like having a dentist actually watch your brushing on a day-to-day basis,‖ says Thomas Serval, the French inventor. The toothbrush will also be able to talk to other applications on your phone, so developers could, for instance, create a game controlled by your toothbrush. You could score points for beating
monsters among your teeth. ―We try to make it smart but also fun,‖ Several says. Serval says he was inspired by his experience as a father. He would come home from work and ask his kids if they had brushed their teeth. They said ―yes,‖ but Serval would find their toothbrush heads dry. He decided he needed a brush that really told him how well his children brushed. The company says the Kolibree will go on sale this summer, for $99 to $199, developing on features. The U.S. is the first target market. Serval says that one day, it’ll be possible to replace the brush on the handle with a brushing unit that also has a camera. The camera can even examine holes in your teeth while you brush. 71. Which is one of the features of the Kolibree toothbrush? A. It can sense how users brush their teeth. B. It can track users’ school performance. C. It can detect users’ fear of seeing a dentist. D. It can help users find their phones. 72. What can we learn from Serval’s words in Paragraph 3? A. You will find it enjoyable to see a dentist. B. You should see your dentist on a day-to –day basis. C. You can brush with the Kolibree as if guided by a dentist. D. You’d like a dentist to watch you brush your teeth every day. 73. Which of the following might make the Kolibree toothbrush fun? A. It can be used to update mobile phones. B. It can be used to play mobile phone games C. It can send messages to other users D. It can talk to its developers. 74. What is Paragraph 5 mainly about? A. How Serval found out his kids lied to him. B. Why Serval thought brushing teeth was necessary. C. How Serval taught his kids to brush their teeth. D. What inspired Serval to invent the toothbrush 75. What can we infer about Serval’s children? A. They were unwilling to brush their teeth B. They often failed to clean their toothbrushes. C. They preferred to use a toothbrush with a dry head. D. They liked brushing their teeth after Serval came home. 76. What can we learn about the future development of the Kolibree? A. The brush handle will be removed. B. A mobile phone will be built into it.
C. It will be used to fill holes in teeth
D. It will be able to check users’ teeth D
My wife and I used to feel that it was impossible to be a true friend to someone whose name we didn’t know. How wrong we were! Years of Sunday-morning bus trips through the city with the same group of ―nameless‖ people have changed our thinking. Before the bus takes off, we all join in a conversation: where’s the silent woman who sits at the front and never replies to our cheery greetings? Here she comes. Her worn clothing suggests she doesn’t have much money to spare, but she always takes an extra cup of coffee for the driver. We get smiles from a Mexican couple as they get on the bus hand in hand. When they get off, they’re still holding hands. The woman was pregnant late last year, and one day her change of shape showed that she’d given birth to the child. We even felt a little proud at the thought of our extended family. For many months, our only sadness lay in our being unable to establish the same friendship with the silent woman at the front of the bus. Then, one evening, we went to a fish restaurant. We were shown to a table alongside someone sitting alone. It was the woman from the bus. We greeted her with friendly familiarity we’d shown all year, but this time her face softened, then a shy smile. When she spoke, the words escaped from her lips with difficulty. All at once we realized why she hadn’t spoken to us before. Talking was hard for her. Over dinner, we learned the stay of a single mother with a disabled son who was receiving special care away from home. She missed him very much, she explained. ―I love him… and he loves me, even though he doesn’t express it very well,‖ she spoke in a low voice. ―Lots of us have that problem, don’t we? We don’t say what we want to say, what we should be saying. And that’s not good enough.‖ The candles flared on our tables. Our fish had never tasted better. But the atmosphere grew pleasant, and when we parted as friends—we shared names. 77. All the following words can be used to describe the woman EXCEPT ______. A. poor B. silent C. cold D. shy
78. The underlined word ―establish‖ in the 4th paragraph probably means ______. A. set up B. add up C. pack up D. come up
79. Why did the woman usually keep silent while taking the bus? A. She was worried about her disabled son. B. She had difficulty in expressing herself. C. She was sad to see the happy Mexican couple as a single mother. D. She was only interested in the bus driver. 80. Which of the following might be the best title of this passage?
A. The Silent Woman on the Bus C. Going to Work by Bus
B. Friends on the Road D. Different Kinds of Friendship
第 II 卷 (非选择题，共 40 分）
第四部分：写作（共三节，满分 40 分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 81. As is known to all language learners, the newly learned words will soon be forgotten unless f____________ used in everyday communication. 82. He thought I had known the fact. But a__________, I knew nothing about it. 83. Has the country r__________ from the effects of the war yet? 84. Some strange things happened before the earthquake, but the people of the city i____________ them. 85. Tom always keeps his promise, so he is a r_____________ person. 86. As far as I am c_____________, the ban of mobiles phones in the school is necessary. 87. I really can’t concentrate on my study. I’m s__________ from a serious headache. 88. Thomas Edison is r___________ to be one of the greatest inventors in the world. 89. Go s_____________ and don’t make any turns, and you will find the hospital at the end. 90. The police came to his r_____________ and pulled him out of the river. 第二节：课文填空（共 5 空，每空 2 分，满分 10 分） 91. Hard hills of rock became rivers of dirt. In fifteen terrible seconds a large city ____________. 92. I _________________ until half past even in order to have a good look at the moon by myself. 93. By the 1600s’ Shakespeare was able to ______________ a wider vocabulary than ever before. 94. She gave me ______________________---the kind that said she would not change her mind. 95. It seemed as if the world ___________________ 第三节：书面表达（满分 20 分） 最近，你看到某英文报社正在征集主题为―如何才能成为受人欢迎的学生‖的短文，对此你 很感兴 趣。请你根据以下提示谈谈自己的想法，给该报社投稿。 要点提示： 1、衣着干净、整齐，保持微笑 2、诚实，乐于助人 3、懂得与人合作 4、其他
注意：①词数 120 左右；②文章的标题和开头已为你写好，可根据内容要点适当增加细节， 以使行文连贯。 How to be popular? Most students would like to be popular with their classmates, but what is the secret to achieve popularity? _____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
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龙湾中学 2015 学年第一学期期中考试 高一年级英语试卷
第四部分：写作（共三节，满分 40 分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 81. _____________ 82. ____________ 83. _____________ 84. ___________ 85. _____________ 86. _____________ 87. ____________ 88. _____________ 89. ___________ 90. _____________ 第二节：课文填空（共 5 空，每空 2 分，满分 10 分） 91. _______________________ 92. ______________________ 93. ______________________ 94. _______________________ 95. ______________________ 第三节：书面表达（满分 20 分）
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龙湾中学 2015 年高一期中测试(英语) 答案
第一部分 听力（满分 30 分）
1-5 ACCAB 6-10 BABAA 11-15 ABABA
第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 40 分） 第二节 单项填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分）
第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 20 分）
41-45 BADDC 46-50 ADADC
第三部分 阅读理解（共 20 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 61-65 CDBDD 66-70 BDACA 71-76 ACBDAD 77-80 CABB 第四部分：写作（共三节，满分 40 分） 第一节：单词拼写（共 10 题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 81.frequently 82. actually 83. recovered 84.ignored 86. concerned 87. suffering 88. recognized/ regarded 89. straight 第二节：课文填空（共 5 空，每空 2 分，满分 10 分） 91.lay in ruins 92.stayed awake on purpose 93.make use of 94.a determined look 95.was at an end 第三节：书面表达（满分 20 分）
听力原文 Text 1 W: Oh, it’s raining now! How long has it been raining? M: Quite a while. W: Well, when I left home, it was clear and the sun was shining. Text 2 W: Hey, how was your walk in the park? M: It was good. I dropped by the post office on the way back, and I ran into Sandy there. W: Oh, really? I’m meeting her downtown for lunch today. Text 3 W: Mr. Miller, could I possibly talk to you for a minute about my daughter Jenny? M: I’m sorry, but I have to make it to the teachers’ meeting today. How about meeting with me tomorrow after school? Text 4 W: I heard your daughter just got chosen to be captain of the swim team. Congratulations! M: Thank you. We’re very proud of her. I heard your son is trying out for the football team. Wish him good luck for me! Text 5 W: I have to go to that history class again tonight. M: How boring! I can’t believe you actually signed up for that. Your work in the company is already enough for you. Text 6 W: Hey, Bill. It is Anne’s birthday on Saturday. M: Really? We should throw a party for her. W: OK. How about a surprise party? M: That’s a great idea, Mary! Where should we have it? W: Let’s have it at my place. It’s big enough. M: Sounds like a plan. I’ll bring Anne over around 7 o’clock. W: I’ll have everything ready. Text 7 M: Honey, what are you planning for the coming weekend? Let’s go skiing, shall we? W: We have to get up early if we go skiing. I’m very tired. I don’t want to get up until 10 o’clock. Then we have to go shopping in the afternoon. M: Don’t you think you have done too much shopping these days? We are nearly out of money. W: Never mind. I’ll just go around and do some window-shopping. I always like seeing the variety of goods on sale. I can spend an afternoon window-shopping with Lily if you don’t want to go with me. What do you say? M: Okay, I’ll go with you. You are the boss. Text 8 M: Hey, Susan. I’d like to discuss something with you. Do you have a minute?
W: Sure. I’ve just gotten out of my ten o’clock class. I don’t have another class until this afternoon. M: Good. Listen, I’ve just received an email from the computer center. They are looking for students to help out with the school website this summer. They need two assistants. They asked me if I knew anyone that might be interested. I thought you might like to consider the job. W: Sounds interesting. I can type, but I don’t have a lot of experience. M: Well, I don’t think any special experience is necessary. And with your interest in computers and the Internet, I think you would be good for the job. Also, they are paying good money. What do you think? W: It sounds like a great chance to get some experience. Thanks for thinking of me. Text 9 W: Hey, this magazine has an interesting article about that singer we saw on TV last night. M: Oh, what does it say? W: Well, he was born into a very poor family in Germany in 1943. M: 1943, huh? W: Yeah. And listen to this. In 1963, he was in a really bad car accident. He started singing after that. Guess where? M: I have no idea. W: He started singing in a hospital. M: In a hospital! That’s interesting. W: Yes. He learned to sing from another patient, who was a music teacher… and he learned to sing not only in German, but also in English and Italian. M: Huh… so, when did he first become famous? W: Uh… when he was 25, he won first prize for his song We Are Young. He sang that in German. M: Do you mean the song he sang on TV last night? W: Yes. And a couple of years later, that song became very popular in Europe. And after that, he became famous all over the world, especially in Europe and South America. Text 10 And now for the weather report. Today in Los Angeles, it will be bright and sunny, with a high of 27 degrees. People driving are advised to wear sunglasses. Also, people at the beach are advised to wear sun cream to avoid being burned. But tomorrow will bring thunderstorms, so don’t plan for any barbecues or outdoor sports. Houston today will be extremely hot, with a high of 36. People are advised not to do any physical work outdoors today, and old people should stay inside and use their air conditioning. Tomorrow and the day after will also be very hot, but there’ll be cooler temperatures by the weekend. Chicago will have a high of 24 today, but strong winds will make it a bit uncomfortable. The winds will last until the day after tomorrow. And finally, New York will be cloudy with light rain today in the morning, but it’ll clear up by early afternoon, and pleasant weather is expected through the weekend.