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上海市闵行区 2014 学年第一学期期中考试八校联考 高二年级英语学科 试卷
满分:100 分 完卷时间:90 分钟 第 I 卷 (共
I. Listening Comprehension Part A Short Conversations (10%) Directions: In Part A, you will hear ten shot 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 in your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. He’s coughing. C. He’s laughing. 2. A. He made a Chinese dish. C. He cooked some fish. 3. A. $2.5. C. Doctor and patient. 5. A. 7:45. 6. A. Berlin. 7. A. On Wednesday. 8. A. In a market. B. 7:15. B. Paris. B. On Tuesday. B. In a kitchen. B. $4.5. 4. A. Hairdresser and customer. B. He’s thinking. D. He’s smoking. B. He cooked Chinese rice. D. He made Chinese tea. C. $5.00. D. Publisher and writer. C. 6:45. C. London. C. On Monday. D. 6:15. D. Tokyo. D. On Sunday. D. $5.20. B. Professor and student.



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C. In a department store. D. In a restaurant. B. Jack has taken Mary for a holiday. D. Jack isn’t Mary’s boy friend now.

9. A. Mary usually goes to work by taxi. C. Mary doesn’t live in New York. 10. A. Rabbits don’t like wearing glasses. B. Eating carrots is good for eyesight.

C. The woman should never believe what he says. D. He wouldn’t like the woman to wear glasses. Part B Passage (6%)

Directions: In Part B, you will hear one short passage, and you will be asked several questions on the passages. The passages 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 is the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 and 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. Two. B. Twenty. C. Twenty-one. D. Twenty-two. 12. A. The owner had forgotten where he had parked it a few days before. B. A thief had abandoned it in Rockinghill Palace Road.

C. Someone had borrowed it from the owner. D. The owner wanted to play a joke on the police. 13. A. To park their cars on the roadside. B. To lock up their garages. C. To park the cars in their garages at night. D. To lock up their cars even when they are kept in locked garages. Part C Longer Conversation (4%) Directions: In Part C, you will hear one longer conversation. The conversation will be read twice. After you hear the conversation, you will fill in the four brackets according to what you’ve heard. Blanks 14 through 17 are based on the following conversation. A Robbery Where? When? What? At the city (14)_______________. It happened (15) ___________. The (16)__________________ was stolen, which was worth (17)________________. Complete the form. Write No More Than Three Words for each answer. II. Grammar & vocabulary Section A (10%) 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) Good morning, everyone. Now I’d like to talk to you about the final exam you are going to come across. The exam (18)________ (hold) next Thursday. Unlike the previous exam of this term, this test will not include multiple choice questions. It will consist entirely of essays, (19)________ involve many skills of writing. You will have to answer three of the five questions. The exam will be comprehensive. This means you will be responsible for all of the subject matter we’ve covered in class. I suggest you go over (20)________ we have learned thoroughly. To be more exact, I mean you should review all your corrected test papers and your class notes (21)____ ____ ____ the textbook. This exam will count for 50% of your grade in the course, the research project will count for 20%, and your rest work 30%. I’ll be available in my office almost all day on Tuesday next week. If you run into any problems, don’t hesitate (22)________ (ask) me for help. You are always welcome. Best wishes and good luck for you on Thursday. (B) Tom, a reporter friend of ours, passed the large street windows of the New York Public Library. He noticed a man on the other side of the window (23)________ (read) that day's newspaper. With delight Tom saw that the paper was open to the very page for which he had

written a big article. The reporter stopped, with his eyes (24)_______ (fix) on the man. Would the man read deeply into the article? To the bottom of the page? It was one of those rare, unexpected moments, of which a writer dreams. The writer's nose got closer to the glass. The page wasn't turned: Good, the reader was interested. Our friend stayed there a bit longer to learn the answer (25) ________ the important question: Would the reader turn to the page (26)________ the story was continued? Two minutes passed. Four minutes. Nothing. The man must be a very slow reader indeed. The writer didn’t realize the reader had fallen asleep (27)_______ he stepped forward and saw the reader’s closed eyes. Section B ( 10%) 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. encouraged B. means BC. artificial C. maintaining BD. mostly D. coexisting AB. economic AC. used ABC. interact

AD. morality

CD. policymakers

Science fiction in the 20th century predicted many early versions of today’s technologies. If you are a Star Trek fan, you’ll notice the gadgets (小装置) often look like modern technologies like smartphones. But Neal Stephenson argues that sci-fi’s greatest contribution is to show how technology interacts with social and (28)________ systems — what authors call “world-building”. Denise Caruso, a science policy researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in the US, agrees. In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, she said science fiction not only helps scientists think about how the work they’re doing might eventually turn out, it can also help them think about (29)________. For example, US writer Isaac Asimov’s 1950 book I, Robot is a collection of stories about robots (30)________ with humans. In these stories, Asimov (31)________ readers to think about moral (道德的) issues like whether (32)________ beings should enjoy legal rights and equal social status with humans. He also discussed the dilemmas that could result from programming robots with moral directives. Upon Asimov’s death in 1992, the journal Computer Engineers praised him for demonstrating “the enormous potential of information technology” and highlighting the difficulties of (33)________ “reliable control over semi-autonomous machines.” Participants in the Hieroglyph Project hope their audience may extend to not only scientists and innovators, but also to politicians and (34)________ who can influence our society for generations to come. “If the government has to decide what to fund and what not to fund, they are going to get their ideas (35)________ from science fiction… rather than in technical papers,” Arizona State University roboticist and project participant Srikanth Saripalli told the BBC. Drones are Saripalli’s specialty. They are frequently described as weapons or a (36)________ of surveillance(监视). But they can also be helpful tools (37)________ for search and rescue missions, agriculture and traffic monitoring.

III. Cloze (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. Since the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 early Saturday, revelations about the passenger list and plane's flight plan have left officials (38)________ to get latest information. As officials and authorities attempt to (39)________ what happened, they are still faced with the lack of physical evidence including the missing flight data recorder and the black box. Stolen Passports Perhaps the most troubling mystery surrounding the missing plane is (40)________ two passengers who were travelling on stolen passports played any role in what happened to the jet. Both an Austrian and Italian passenger were (41)________ on the flight manifest (名单) , but neither was actually on the plane. Both had their passports stolen in Thailand. Plane's Disappearance is shocking Without more information or the missing plane's black boxes, authorities could not confirm or rule out terrorism. (42)________ there is an Interpol database of stolen passports, officials told The Associated Press that no one had checked the database before the flight took off. Disappeared Midflight The most dangerous parts of a flight are (43)________ the takeoff and landing, but the missing jetliner disappeared about two hours into a six-hour flight, when it should have been cruising (巡航)safely around 35,000 feet. No SOS Signal Another (44)________ element in the missing plane case is that the pilots never sent an SOS signal before disappearing from radar. If pilots did not even have time to alert air traffic control, experts say that is a likely sign that the event would have been quick and (45)________. The Boeing 777 can fly on just one engine and even if both engines go out, they can be restarted. Did it Turn Around? The whole world is wondering: Did the plane turn around? At a (46)________ conference today, a Malaysian official said that the plane may have turned around. "The military radar indicated that the aircraft may have made a turn back. But from what we have now, there was no such signal or (47)________ call, so we are equally puzzled." 38. A. wondering 39. A. pick out 40. A. whether 41. A. listed 42. A. Because 43. A. occasionally 44. A. delighting 45. A. previous 46. A. press 47. A. quick B. combining B. take out B. how B. enrolled B. Although B. traditionally B. missing B. precious B. pressure B. urgent C. participating C. figure out C. why C. focused C. When C. rarely C. alarming C. various C. stress C. frequent D. scrambling D. turn out D. when D. commented D. Unless D. consequently D. interesting D. disastrous D. reporter D. relevant


IV. Reading Comprehension Section A (16%) Directions: Read the following 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) Only three local students won Chinese Blog Competition. And 15 of the 18 awards went to students from China. 170 students’ task: to get a fully-designed blog up and running, complete with many postings based on a theme of choice — all written in Chinese. Themes ranged from local opinions - such as the usage of Singlish, education and whether Singapore can be a cultural centre - to food blogs. The entries were judged on language proficiency and the quality of writing, as well as the design and level of exchanging ideas with readers. Academics from the National University of Singapore and the SIM University, IT experts, and a journalist from Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao in Singapore made up the judges. In the end, only three Singaporean students made it to the award list — the rest of the awards were swept up by students from China. “No surprise,” said Mr. Chow Yaw Long, 37, teacher-in-charge from Innova Junior College, which organized the event. “Although the topics were local subjects, the foreign students were generally better in terms of the content of the posts and their grasp of the Chinese language.” One of the three local students winning the first prize in the Best Language Award was blogger Christina Gao, 19, from the Saint Andrew’s Junior College, who spared no effort in researching for and writing her blog. Each entry took her between five and seven days to produce, complete with pictures and even podcasts. Her advice for bloggers is: Be responsible. “Some bloggers out there only seek to blame the authorities and other bloggers.” Said Miss Gao, “I think they lack responsibilities and there is no value to their posts.” 48. The competition was organized by ______. A. the National University of Singapore B. Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao C. Innova Junior College D. the Saint Andrew’s Junior College 49. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. Chinese students won most of the awards. B. Not all the themes were about local subjects. C. The blogs could be written in Chinese or Singlish. D. The judges were from university in Singapore and China. 50. What Miss Gao said suggests that ______. A. she likes to blame the authorities C. she thinks highly of the others’ blogs 51. The passage is mainly about ______. A. how Chinese students won the awards in the competition

B. she has a sense of responsibility D. she loves to read valuable posts

B. why bloggers should take responsibility for their blogs C. how Miss Gao won the first prize in the competition D. what the result of the competition was (B) Since the late 1960s a growing number of women have expressed a strong dissatisfaction with any marriage arrangement in which the husband and his career were the primary considerations in the marriage. By the end of the 1970s, for example, considerably less than half of the women in the United States still believed that they should put their husbands and children ahead of their own careers. More and more American women have come to believe that they should be equal partners rather than junior partners in their marriages. This state of marriage, although not typical of most American marriages at present, will grow most rapidly in the future. In an equal partnership marriage, the wife pursues a full-time job or career which has equal importance to her husband’s. The long-standing division of labor between husband and wife comes to an end. The husband is no longer the main provider of family income, and the wife no longer has the main responsibilities for household duties and raising children. Husband and wife share all these duties equally. Power over family decisions is also equally shared. The rapid change in women’s attitudes toward marriage in the 1970s reflected rapid change in the larger society. The Women’s Liberation movement appeared in the late 1960s, demanding an end to all forms of sexual discrimination against females. An Equal Rights Amendment(平等权利修正 案) to the U.S. Constitution was proposed which would make any form of discrimination on the basis of sex illegal, and though it has failed to be approved, it continues to have millions of supporters. 52. Since the late 1960s more and more women have been dissatisfied with the marriage in which ________. A. they were unhappy B. they had inferior positions C. only the wife shouldered responsibilities to the family D. only the husband took care of the household 53. What was the long-standing division of labor between husband and wife in America? A. Husband—leader, wife—helper B. Husband and wife share the housework C. Husband and wife share equal partnership D. Husband—incomer provider, wife—home maker 54. Which of the following statements is true about the new type of marriage? A. Husband and wife do not necessarily share their household duties. B. Wife can also make the decisions in the family. C. Wife earns the living while husband does housework. D. Husband is no longer responsible for raising children. 55. Which of the following could be the best title for this passage? A. An Ideal Marriage C. Equal Right Between Husband and Wife B. Women’s Liberation Movement D. Changing Patterns of Americans’ Marriage

Section B (8%) Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. MOOC (massive open online courses)is a quite new way for people to learn the subject that they are interest in. But you may find yourself unable to use it if the browser of your computer is not the right one, such as Internet Explorer 8 or Windows XP, because support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP has ended. Then you may ask why. Well, IE 8 is 12 years old — that’s pretty old for an operating system. In the past 12 years you’ve probably gotten a new phone, maybe a new TV, and possibly even a new car. Maybe it’s time for a new PC too, so you can make sure you have more memory and storage, faster processing speeds, and a higher-quality display (some even come with touch). And they’re less expensive than you might think. We support our older operating systems much longer than most other businesses in this industry, but we can’t keep supporting old operating systems and still move forward creating new and better products. We’ve been supporting Windows XP for the past 12 years—that's longer than we've supported any other operating system in our history and already two years longer than the standard ten years of support we normally provide. It’s time for us to look ahead so we can create better products and services for you and all our customers. We encourage you to learn more here about what end of support means, but in the end you have two options: Option 1: Keep using Windows XP—unprotected Option 2: Start using Windows 8.1 If you don’t like the idea of your data and personal information being hacked, consider moving to Windows 8.1. (Answer each question in no more than ten words) 56.You may have no access to MOOC if your browser ______________________________. 57.List any two of the benefits that the new personal computer can bring to you: _________ __________________________________. 58.What’s the task that the writer thinks their company should do for the readers of this passage? _____________________________________________. 59.Why does the writer suggest that you download and install Windows 8.1? ______________________________________.

第 II 卷 (共 26 分) Ⅰ. Translation Directions: brackets. 1.什么时候你方便去那里?(convenient) (16%)

Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the


2.据说他不久就要被提升为总经理。 (promote)

3.若你能帮我拿一下行李,我会非常感激。 (appreciate)

4.他去过许多国家, 其中有些给他留下了深刻印象。 (用定语从句)

5.既然两个问题同等重要,我们就应该同时关注两者。 (equal)

Ⅱ. Guided Writing below in Chinese.


Direction: Write an English composition in about 120 words, according to the instructions given 你很想换一部智能手机(smart phone) ,但你的父母不同意,请你向他们说明理由


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