湖北省部分重点中学 2013 届高三上学期 期中联考英语试题
考试时间：120 分钟 试卷满分：150 编辑人：丁济亮
第一部分：听力(共两节，满分 30 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. 5 分，满分 7. 5 分） 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. How did the woman get home? A. By air. B. By train. 2. What did Kate do? A. She took a nap in her room. B. She listened to some music. C. She sang a song. 3. Where does this conversation probably take place? A. In an office. B. At the man’s 4. What does the woman enjoy doing now? A. Playing the piano. B. Singing. 5. What did Bob do yesterday？ A. He went out with his family. B. He attended a birthday party. C. He went for a barbecue with friend. C. By bus.
C. At the woman’s. C. Playing tennis
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1. 5 分，满分 22. 5 分） 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 至 8 题。 6. What is the package’s weight? A. 1.25 kilograms. B. 1.35 kilograms. 7. What is the rate of the ground mail? A. $8.50. B. $8.00. 8. What will the man do next? A. Make the payment. B. Fill in a form. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 9 至 11 题。 9. Who is the man probably? A. The employer. B. A visitor. 10. What does the man next to the girl do? A. An engineer. B. An accountant. C. 12.5 kilograms. C. $2.50. C. Leave the post office.
C. The woman’s husband. C. A businessman.
11. What do w e know about the office? A. It’s very comfortable. B. It’s next to a coffee bar. C. It is very small. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 12 至 14 题。 12. What are the speakers probably doing? A. Visiting a house. B. Getting a loan from the bank. C. Reading some ads. 13. What does the woman suggest doing first? A. Bargaining with the seller. B. Selling their house. C. Taking a good look at the house. 14. How much cash can they use after selling their home? A. $ 30,000. B. $ 45,000. C. $ 110,000. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 15 至 17 题。 15. How many nights will the man stay there? A. One. B. Two. C. Three. 16. Which telephone can the man use? A. The phone in the hall. B. The phone on the woman’s desk. C. The phone at the business center. 17. What do we know about the room? A. It is 60 dollars a night. B. It is on the first floor. C. Its cost includes an American breakfast. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. What are the villagers like，according to the speaker? A. They like to gossip about others. B. They don’t care what others do. C. They don’t talk much. 19. What is the speaker’s nationality? A. English. B. Irish. C. American. 20. What does the speaker think of making frien ds here? A. It is easy. B. It is difficult. C. It is funny.
第二部分：词汇知识运用(共两节，满分 30 分)
第一节：多项选择(共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 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. For sustainable development, the government has decided to give __________ to those energy conserving and environmental-- friendly business in many aspects. A. profit B. interest C. advantage D. preference 22. We are working under the command of the manager that no _______ be spared to make the party a success. A. trouble B. expedition C. expense D. experience 23. We know a lot about these early years of European settlement because most migrants ________ with their families and many of their letters still survive. A. corresponded B. related C. associated D. combined 24. The great achievements in recent 30 years have proved that the reform and open policy is a
vital measure that ________ the national conditions of China. A. fits into B. turn into C. break into D. look into 25. In an interview Beckham admitted that he couldn’t ＿＿ his six-year-old son Brooklyn’s maths homework and had to turn to his former Spice Girls pop star wife Victoria to help out. A. take out B. work out C. c lear out D. turn out 26. Mothers holding jobs outside the home should have ________ schedules to make it easier to care for their children. A. frequent B. fluent C. flexible D. smooth 27. The little girl is walking along the beach, happy and joyful, ________ bending down to pick up a beautiful seashell. A. occasionally B. regularly C. apparently D. approximately 28. A Korean survey shows that shopping cart handles are the most bacteria-carrying items among some ________used objects. A. relatively B. ordinarily C. frequently D. sincerely 29. As for Latin America generally, there’s no reason why, ______resources available, it can’t become a highly industrialized area. A. in terms of B. in favor of C. in honor of D. in charge of 30. Currently, some overseas universities are simply selling diplomas to Chinese students ________ their academic performance, so China should check on a regular basis. A. on account of B. in addition to C. regardless of D. in relation to
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，从短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)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。 Eighty-year-old retired tailor, James McKay, spent Saturday night in jail after 31 thirty-year-old Keith Smith over the head 32 his walking stick． McKay's wife, Laurence told us that while McKay is usually a 33 person, he had been 34 to this act of violence by getting wet just once too often．
Smith lives above the McKays and it appears that not only is he a keen gardener, he is also a 35 collector. Unfortunately for him, the water he sent over his balcony every day ended up on the McKay's, or too often, on the McKays 36 . ―For the last fortnight, since Smith moved into the flat above us, we have hardly dared to go to our37 ,‖ said Laurence．She added that it wasn't so much the water falling onto their balcony from Smith watering his plant 38 bothered them, it was more the way he cleaned his fish tanks． ―We'd be 39 there happily reading our newspapers, when 40 so much water would come from above that we'd be as wet as if we'd 41 with our clothes on! Neither could we get rid of the 42 of fish!‖ And on Saturday evening it was just too 43. ―It was James's birthday,‖ explained Laurence, ―and I'd made him a birthday cake．The candles were a great sight as you can imagine, but James didn't get to blow them out.‖ 44 , Smith emptied one of his larger tanks over his balcony and both the McKays and the cake were wet 45． Rarely had Laurence seen McKay move so fast． couldn't ―I 46 him．He was up there in a flash．It was the fastest I'd seen him move since 1964.‖ Smith is not going to take things further with the police．He has also promised to change his 47 from now on．And what of James McKay? 48 he left the police station, a large crowd of supporters sang him, ―Happy Birthday‖．―49 the most exciting birthday 50 !‖ said the cheerful old man．―The best since my adolescence I'd say!‖ 31. A．hitting B．tapping C．pushing D．touching 32. A．by B．with C．through D．via
33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
A．quiet A．accustomed A．seed A．himself A．bathroom A．which A．sitting A．regularly A．swum A．taste A．little A．Instead A．over A．stop A．views A．While A．Sincerely A．before
B．sensitive B．taken B．fish B．itself B．balcony B．what B．exercising B．unconsciously B．watered B．sense B．soon B．Besides B．across B．blame B．attitude B．Since B．Impossibly B．already
C．peaceful C．driven C．plant C．herself C．bedroom C．that C．sleeping C．precisely C．showered C．feeling C．late C．Otherwise C．through C．ignore C．mind C．Until C．Previously C．ever
D．stubborn D．attracted D．newspaper D．themselves D．kitchen D．whether D．eating D．suddenly D．drowned D．smell D．much D．Consequently D．down D．stand D．ways D．As D．Definitely D．since
第三部分：阅读理解(共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分)
阅读下列短文，从每篇短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中，选出最佳选项，并在 答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A Two men, Alan and Henry, both seriously ill, shared a hospital room. Alan was allowed to sit up in his bed and his bed was next to the room’s only window. Henry had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours, of their wives, families, their homes and their jobs. And every afternoon when Alan, in the bed next to the window, could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Lovers walked arm in arm among flowers. Trees and skyline could be seen in the distance. As he described all this, Henry, on the other side of the room, would close his eyes and imagine the scene. One warm afternoon Alan described a parade (游行) passing by. Although Henry could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind. Unexpectedly, an alien thought entered his head: why should he have all the pleasure of seeing everything while I never got to see anything? It doesn’t seem fair. Henry felt ashamed at first. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sight, his envy grew and soon let him down. He began to find himself unable to sleep. He should be by that window—and that thought now controlled his life. Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling. Alan began to cough. He was choking. Henry watched in the dim room as the struggling man tried hard to reach for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running. In less than five minutes, the coughing and choking stopped, along with the sound of breathing. Now, there was only silence—deathly silence. As soon as it seemed appropriate, Henry asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he struggled to take his first look. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He looked out, but faced a black wall. 51. Judging from the passage, the meaning of the underlined word ―alien‖ is ______.
A. disappointing B. sudden C. new D. strange 52. What finally happened to Alan? A. He was moved to another room. B. He died. C. He switched his bed with Henry. D. He was very sick. 53. Henry, who had his bed switched, had expected _____. A. to see the black wall B. to feel the joy of seeing the outside world C. to feel the joy of breathing fresh air D. to see more than Alan 54. Which of the following words could be used to describe Alan? A. Kind-hearted and imaginative B. Well-informed and humorous C. Talkative and funny D. Cold-hearted and indifferent B For many parents, raising a teenager is like fighting a long war, but years go by without any clear winner. Like a border conflict between neighboring countries, the parent-teen war is about boundaries: Where is the line between what I control and what you do? Both sides want peace, but neither feels it has any power to stop the conflict. In part, this is because neither is willing to admit any responsibility for starting it. From the parents’ point of view, the only cause of their fight is their adolescents’ complete unreasonableness. And of course, the teens see it in exactly the same way, except oppositely. Both feel trapped. In this article, I’ll describe three no-win situations that commonly arise between teens and parents and then suggest some ways out of the trap. The first no-win situation is quarrels over unimportant things. Examples include the color of the teen’s hair, the cleanliness of the bedroom, the preferred style of clothing, the child’s failure to eat a good breakfast before school, or his tendency to sleep until noon on the weekends. Second, blaming. The goal of a blaming battle is to make the other admit that his bad attitude is the reason why everything goes wrong. Third, needing to be right. It doesn’t matter what the topic is. The laws of physics or the proper way to break an egg —the point of these arguments is to prove that you are right and the other person is wrong, for both wish to be considered an authority—someone who actually knows something — and therefore to command respect. Unfortunately, as long as parents and teens continue to assume that they know more than the other, they’ll continue to fight these battles forever and never make any real progress. 55. Why does the author compare the parent-teen war to a border conflict? A. Both can continue for generations. B. Both are about where to draw the line C. Neither has any clear winner D. Neither can be put to an end 56. What does the underlined part in Paragraph 2 mean? A. The teens blame their parents for starting the conflict. B. The teens agree with their parents on the cause of the conflict C. The teens cause their parents to mislead them D. The teens tend to have a full understanding of their parents 57. Parents and teens want to be right because they want to ________. A. give orders to the other B. know more than the other C. gain res pect from the other D. get the other to behave properly 58. What will the author most probably discuss in the paragraph that follows? A. Causes for the parent –teen conflicts B. Examples of the parent –teen war. C. Solutions for the parent –teen problems D. Future of the parent-teen relationship
C Human wants seem endless. When a starving man gets a meal, he begins to think about an overcoat; when a manager gets a new sports car, he dreams of country clubs and pleasure boats dance into view. The many wants of mankind might be regarded as making up several levels. When there is money enough to satisfy one level of wants, another level appears. The first and most basic level of wants is food. Once this want is satisfied, a second level of wants appears: clothing and some sort of shelter. By the end of World War II these wants were satisfied for a great majority of Americans. Then a third level appeared. It included such items as cars and new houses. By 1957 or 1958 this third level of wants was fairly well satisfied. Then in the late 1950s a fourth level of wants appeared: the ―life-enriching‖ level. While the other levels mean physical satisfaction—the feeding, comfort, safety and transportation of the human body—this level means mental needs for recognition, achievement and happiness. It includes a variety of goods and services many of which could be called ―luxury‖ items. Among them are vacation trips, the best medical care and entertainment. Also included here are fancy foods and the latest styles in clothing. On the fourth level, a greater percentage of consumers spending goes to services, while on the first three levels more is spent on goods. Will consumers raise their sights to a fifth level of wants as their income increases, or will they continue to demand luxuries and personal services on the fourth level? A fifth level probably would be wants that can be achieved by community action. Consumers may be spending more on taxes and crime. After filling our stomachs, our garages, and our minds, we now may seek to ensure the health and safety to enjoy more fully the good things on the first three levels. 59. According to the passage, man will begin to think about such needs as housing and clothing only when _______ A. he has saved up enough money B. he has grown dissatisfied with his simple shelter C. he has satisfied his hunger D. he has learned to build houses 60. It can be inferred from the passage that by the end of World War II most Americans ______ A. were very rich B. were very poor C. Had the good things on the first three levels D. didn’t own cars 61. Which of the following is NOT related to ―physical satisfaction‖? A. A successful career B. A comfortable house C. A good service D. A family car 62. The author thinks that a fifth level______ A. would be a little better than the fourth level B. may be a lot more desirable than the first four C. can be the last and most satisfying level
D. will come true if the government takes actions D Global Positioning Systems are now a part of everyday driving in many countries. These satellite-based systems provide turn-by-turn directions to help people get to where they want to go. But, they can also cause a lot of problems, send you to the wrong place or leave you completely lost. Many times, the driver is to blame. Sometimes a GPS error is responsible. Most often, says Barry Brown, it is a combination of the two. We spoke to Mr. Brown by Skype. He told us about an incident involving a friend who had flown to an airport in the eastern United States. There he borrowed a GPS-equipped car to use during his stay. Barry Brown: ―And they just plugged in an address and then set off to their destination. And, then it wasn’t until they were driving for thirty minutes that they realized they actually put in a destination back on the West Coast where they lived. They actually put their home address in. So again, the GPS is kind of 'garbage in garbage out'.‖ Mister Brown says this is a common human error. But, he says, what makes the problem worse has to do with some of the shortcomings, or failures, of GPS equipment. Barry Brown: ―One problem with a lot of the GPS units is they have a very small screen and they just tell you the next turn. Because they just give you the next turn, sometimes that means that it is not really giving you the overview that you would need to know that it’s going to the wrong place.‖ Barry Brown formerly served as a professor with the University of California, San Diego. While there, he worked on a project with Eric Laurier from the University of Edinburgh. The two men studied the effects of GPS devices on driving by placing cameras in people’s cars. They wrote a paper based on their research. It is called ―The Normal, Natural Troubles of Driving with GPS.‖ It lists several areas where GPS systems can cause confusion for drivers. These include maps that are outdated, incorrect or difficult to understand. They also include timing issues related to when GPS commands are given. Barry Brown says to make GPS systems better we need a better understanding of how drivers, passengers and GPS systems work together. 63. In Paragraph 2, Mr. Brown mentioned his friend in the conversation to _____________. A. build up his own reputation B. laugh at his stupid friend C. prove the GPS system is only garbage D. describe an example of human error 64. With which of the following statement would Barry Brown most likely agree? A. GPS units are to blame for the most GPS service failures. B. We should introduce higher standard for the driving license. C. Cameras are urgently needed to help improve GPS systems. D. Drivers, GPS systems and passengers should unite to improve GPS systems. 65. What is Mr. Brown’s attitude towards GPS? A. Unconcerned B. Prejudiced C. Objective D. Critical 66. What would be the best title for the text? A. driving with GPS can be difficult B. driving confusions can be caus ed by small screen C. driving without GPS should be much more convenient
D. GPS equipment in driving: to be deserted or improved? E ―In wilderness( 荒野) is the preservation of the world.‖ This is a famous saying from a writer regarded as one of the fathers of environmentalism. The frequency with which it is borrowed mirrors a heated debate on environmental protection: whether to place wilderness at the heart of what is to be preserved. As John Sauven of Greenpeace UK points out, there is a strong appeal in images of the wild, the untouched; more than anything else, they speak of the nature that many people value most dearly. The urge to leave the subject of such images untouched is strong, and the danger exploitation(开 发) brings to such landscapes(景观) is real. Some of these wildernesses also perform functions that humans need—the rainforests, for example, store carbon in vast quantities. To Mr. Sauven, these ―ecosystem services‖ far outweigh the gains from exploitation. Lee Lane, a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute, takes the opposing view. He acknowledges that wildernesses do provide useful services, such as water conservation. But that is not, he argues, a reason to avoid all human presence, or indeed commercial and industrial exploitation. There are ever more people on the Earth, and they reasonably and rightfully want to have better lives, rather than merely struggle for survival. While the ways of using resources have improved, there is still a growing need for raw materials, and some wildernesses contain them in abundance. If they can be tapped without reducing the services those wildernesses provide, the argument goes, there is no further reason not to do so. Being untouched is not, in itself, a characteristic worth valuing above all others. I look forward to seeing these views taken further, and to their being challenged by the other participants. One challenge that suggests itself to me is that both cases need to take on the question of spiritual value a little more directly. And there is a practical question as to whether wildernesses can be exploited without harm. This is a topic that calls for not only free expression of feelings, but also the guidance of reason. What position wilderness should enjoy in the preservation of the world obviously deserves much more serious thinking. 67. John Sauven holds that________________. A. many people value nature too much B. exploitation of wildernesses is harmful C. wildernesses provide humans with necessities D. the urge to develop the ecosystem services is strong 68. What is the main idea of Para. 3? A. The exploitation is necessary for the poor people. B. Wildernesses cannot guarantee better use of raw materials. C. Useful services of wildernesses are not the reason for no exploitation. D. All the characteristics concerning the exploitation should be treated equally. 69. What is the author’s attitude towards this debate? A. Objective. B. Disapproving. C. Sceptical. D. Optimistic. 70. Which of the following shows the structure of the passage?
A. CP: Central Point
B. P: Point
C. Sp: Sub-point(次要点)
D. C: Conclusion
第四部分：书面表达(共两节，满分 40 分)
第一节：完成句子(共 10 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 20 分) 阅读下列各小题，根据句后的汉语提示，用句末括号内的英语单词完成句子，并将答案写在 答题卡上的相应题号后。 71. Next time you come to the country for another trip, you’ll find________________to learn some customs here ahead of time. (benefit) 下一次你再来这个国家旅游就会发现提前了解一些这里的风俗习惯是大有裨益的。 72. Little________________how to get used to the job in the company as soon as possible, though he is still new to his duties. (concern) 尽管他对自己的职责还不熟悉，但他很少担心如何尽快地习惯公司的工作。 73. He is the only one of the students _______________ from the whole school to take part in the competition which is to be held in Wuhan next month. (pick) 他是整个学校唯一一个被挑选出来参加下个月武汉举行竞赛的学生。 74. It seems that we have to accept the result and make a good preparation to have another try. __________________earlier, I could have done something to avoid this accident. (inform) 看来我们必须接受这个结果并做好再次尝试的准备了。要是我早点得知的话，就可以做些 什么来避免这场事故了。 75. We are told from the director’s office that___________________we know the result of the final examination. (long) 我们从主任办公室获悉，过不了多久，我们就可以知道期终考试的结果。 76. I wonder_____________that caused the accident during the launch, which I have to write into my report. (what) 我想知道在发射过程中究竟是什么导致的这次事故。我必须把这写进报告里。 77. __________________the issue, he failed to obtain those specialists’ authorization, as you said just now. (prepare) 正如你刚才说的，对那个话题没有作好充分的准备，他没有赢得那些专家们的认可。 78._______________________on the phone just now is whether he has decided to make every effort to run the hotel. (sense) 是否决定要倾尽全力去经营饭店，他刚才在电话里没说清楚。 79. What made my father very disappointed was that he found the cellphone______________two days before went wrong again. (have) 让我父亲很失望的是，他发现两天前请人修过的手机又坏了。 80. Many a high-standard house_______________________for the survivors of the earthquake--stricken area, which is really inspiring for the public. (report) 有报道说，灾区已 经为地震中的幸存者们兴建一大批高标新房。这消息真是大慰人心。
第二节：短文写作(共 1 题；满分 30 分) It is universally acknowledged that people cannot succeed or achieve their targets without a strong will and persistence．No one can deny the fact that persistence is the key point in accomplishing one' s task．Strong will is a kind of good quality which successful people should own． 注意： 1．不得照抄英语提示语。 2．除诗歌外，文体不限。 3．内容必须结合生活中的一个事例。 4．文中不得透露个人姓名和学校名称。 5．词数为 120 左右。
听力 1—5 BBCCA 6—10 ACBBA 11—15 ACCBB 16—20 CBABA 单选 21—25 DCAAB 26—30 CACAC 完型 31—35 ABCCB 36—40 DBCAD 41---45 CDDAC 46—50 ADDDC 阅读 51---54 DBBA 55---58 BACC 59—62 CDAB 63—66 DDCA 67---70 BCAD 完成句子 71. it (is ) of great benefit 72. is he concerned about 73. who/that has been picked out 74. if I had been informed/had I been informed 75. it will not be long before 76. what it was 77. Not having been well prepared for/Not well prepared for 78. what he did not make sense of 79. (that) he had had repaired 80. is reported to have been built
Nothing Succeeds Without a Strong Will It is universally acknowledged that people cannot succeed or achieve their targets without a strong will and persistence. One of the most typical examples is that in the present-day society, a growing number of people give up or fail to quit smoking just because of their poor willpower during the process. A variety of factors may account for this phenomenon as follows. For one thing, no one can deny the fact that persistence is the key point in accomplish ing one’s task. It is of importance for people to stick to their original aim. A great number of dragsters would stop smoking a couple of days after they have made their determination, but only a few of them may succeed in the end. For another, the people who cannot quit smoking may easily be affected by his circumstance and surroundings. In that case, people tend to fail to resist various temptations around them. From what has been discussed above, we may safely come to the conclusion that only by concentrating on the object and strong self-discipline can we obtain our goals successfully in the future.
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