西安中学 2015—2016 学年度第二学期期中考试 高二英语（平行班）试题
(时间：120 分钟 满分：150 分) 第Ⅰ卷 第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 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. Where are the two speakers? A. In a hotel. B. In a shop. C. In a restaurant. 2. When will the lesson end? A. At 3:15. B. At 3:45. C. At 4:00. 3. Whose advice did the woman follow? A. Her mother?s. B. Her sister?s. C. The shop assistant?s. 4. How much will the woman pay for the ticket? A. $210. B. $260. C. $470. 5. What is the man complaining about? A. The food. B. The service. C. The noise. 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. What is the man doing? A. Packing his baggage. B. Cleaning his room. C. Choosing a gift. 7. What does the woman give to the man? A. A bag. B. A CD. C. An MP5. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What did the man do in the town yesterday? A. He did shopping for the woman. B. He saw a film with his friends. C. He bought some paint. 9. What does the woman advise the man to do? A. Change the colour halfway. B. Put some pictures on the wall. C. Go and buy a new carpet. 10. What does the woman want to do next? 命题人：罗小娟
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A. Ask the man to paint the room. B. Have a rest in her room. C. Prepare a meal. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. Who did the man buy the CDs for? A. Himself. B. The woman. C. His brother. 12. What do we know about the Superstores? A. It?s near the man?s house. B. It has the cheapest products. C. It provides various kinds of CDs 13. What is the man to do? A. Take a train journey. B. Buy more CDs. C. Visit his brother. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. What are the speakers mainly talking about? A. Ways to chat online properly. B. Some articles about chatting online. C. Advantages and disadvantages of chatting online. 15. What does the man think of the chatting online? A. Helpful. B. Dangerous. C. Unnecessary. 16. What does the man think the trouble is in chatting online? A. The expensive charge. B. The delay in the system. C. The dangerous people online. 17. What does the woman want the man to do? A. Go to bed. B. Take an exam. C. Join clubs. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. Where did Gandhi study law? A. In Porbandar. B. In London. C. In Bombay. 19. What was Gandhi?s dream before 1947? A. Living in South Africa. B. Starting independence of India. C. Becoming the leader of a political party. 20. What makes Gandhi remain an inspiration to people? A. His dream of freedom. B. His political power. C. His strong beliefs. 第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从每小题后所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答 题卡上将该选项涂黑。 A My dearest son and daughter, The story of New Jersey high school student Rachel Canning suing (起诉) her parents for child support and high school education inspired me to write you a little letter. Let me just put this out there: the only way I expect to see you in a court is as a lawyer or a judge. There are two things about this case that seem to be disaster.
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First, it?s natural for parents and children to argue. I can guarantee that we will disagree. One or both of you will, at some point, scream at the top of your lungs the various ways you hate me. And I won?t always like you, either. But I will always love you and do everything I can to keep your best interests as my focus, even when I?m so angry. We are family. That means we are as much a part of one another as the flesh, blood and bones in our body. And we all should think about it very deeply instead of breaking that bond. Second, I?ll be honest, no matter how far apart we are on your life choices, your father and I will most certainly pay everything we can for your highe r education. But that doesn?t mean you deserve it. To be clear, that is a privilege we happily extend (给予) to you—not a right you are born with. And you will have to work hard to earn that privilege. Growing up is hard work. If I do my job properly as your mother—and you do yours as my children—you would sooner get a job or two, and find a way to make your dreams come true than go to trial over what you think you have the right to. Love always, Mom 21. The mother writes this letter because she wants her children to ______. A. be prepared for education B. learn a lesson from the case C. take up the legal profession D. remember Rachel Canning 22. When in disagreement, the mother expects her children not to ______. A. guarantee anything B. scream out their anger C. break the family bond D. forget their best interests 23. The mother thinks of parents? paying for their children?s higher education as ______. A. a way in which children realize their dreams B. a test of whether parents love their children C. a privilege that children should earn D. a right that parents are born with B It was my first day back home since starting college. A lot had changed in the last year. Not with my hometown but with me. I had left as a 17-year-old boy and had now returned as an 18-year-old man. In the city, I was living on my own, had a part-time job and was studying. Even the government recognized I was an adult: I had a driver?s license. So here I was, on my summer vacation, walking down the main street with my father, desperate for him to admit how mature I was. When his recognition failed to appear, I to ok matters into my own hands. “Dad,” I said casually, “I?m thirsty. Let?s go for a beer.” It was the first time I?d ever mentioned beer in front of my father, let alone ask him to drink one with me. He turned to me with a curious expression on his face. “A beer? Well I guess you?re old enough now. Let?s go to Sailors? Bar. It?s where my cousin Tom, your uncle, used to drink. You remember him, right?” I had only some vague(模糊的) memories of my uncle. He was the black sheep of the family. We didn?t talk about him much. “What ever happened to Uncle Tom, Dad? I haven?t seen him in years,” I said as we continued towards the bar.
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“Neither have I, unfortunately. He was a good kid once. But things changed,” my father said sadly. As a boy, he explained, there had been no better-behaved boy than Tom. But after leaving school, he moved to the city and fell in with bad company. He started going out every night, drinking in nightclubs and playing cards. Soon he lost everything and had to beg his mum to pay his debts. She agreed on the condition he returned home. My dad took a deep breath and continued his tale. “Things settled down for a while. He married a lovely woman, gave up his bad habits. But it didn?t last. He was soon back to his old ways. He couldn?t resist. He was at Sailors? Bar almost every night. His poor mother died of grief and shame. His wife followed her soon after. “What ruined him was alcohol. He told me once, when a man begins drinking, he never knows where it?ll end. ?So?, Tom warned me, ?beware of your first drink!? “He went from bad to worse. Last year Tom sent me a letter saying he had been found guilty of stealing, and sent to prison for ten years.” Dad finished talking just as we reached the front of Sailors? Bar. “Anyway, here we are. Let?s go in,” he said. But I understood. I put my arm around my father and said, “I?m not thirsty any more, Dad. Let?s go home.” 24. Why did the young man invite his father to drink a beer? A. Because he was thirsty. B. Because he wanted to impress his father casually. C. Because he wanted to show he was an adult. D. Because he wanted to discuss his Uncle Tom. 25. What does the young man mean by referring to Uncle Tom as “the black sheep of the family”? A. The family was concerned about Tom because he was always in trouble. B. The family felt ashamed of Tom because he was a failure. C. The family showed sympathy to Tom because he was unfortunate. D. The family felt disgusted about him because he was different. 26. What was the main source of Uncle Tom?s problems? A. His overly-strict family. B. His addiction to card games. C. The deaths of his mother and wife. D. His inability to control his drinking. 27. In the story, the father told his son about Tom in order to ________. A. convince the son of the harm caused by drinking B. entertain the son while they walked to the bar C. recall an interesting period in the father?s life D. warn the son to keep away from Tom C Modern humans have a hard time controlling their desire to eat. Often you eat not because you are hungry, but because you are affected by many other things. How much you eat is strongly affected by how much those around you eat. People eating alone eat least. People eating with one other person eat 35 percent more than they do at home. People dining in a party of four eat 75percent more. Eating with overweight friends? You?ll eat more. Is your waitress overweight? You?ll eat more. Wide variety of food? You?ll eat more.
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Plates can decide how sweet dessert tastes. If people ate it off a paper plate, they?d say, “This is good.” If they ate it off a fancy silver plate, they would say, “This is the greatest cake I?ve eaten in my entire life.” Your knowledge about what makes food good or bad also affects how much you eat. You tend to eat more when you think the food is good, and less when you think it is bad. So Grandma?s cookies always taste better than other cookies. “Good food” even has a “health halo(光环) effect”. If we?re eating something healthy, we feel that everything in that meal is healthy. Due to this, people often believe that a cheese cake with a salad has fewer calories ( 卡路 里) than the cheese cake alone. That?s perhaps also why eating organic ( 有机的) food might turn you into an annoying guy. Your brain may use anything that makes you feel good about your own morality to excuse your immoral behaviour. Food and hunger affect your judgment too. Hungry judges give more serious sentences. Kids who don?t eat breakfast behave worse than kids who eat their breakfast. People who have low blood sugar are more likely than the average person to have trouble concentrating and controlling their unpleasant emotions. 28. What is mentioned as a cause of overeating? A. Suffering from great loneliness. B. Being served by a helpful waitress. C. Being treated to high quality food. D. Eating with many friends. 29. According to the passage, an annoying person may be one who ______. A. finds any excuse for eating more B. is crazy about the quality of plates C. competes with others in making cookies D. teaches people to stick to morality 30. According to the passage, people are more likely to make a bad judgment when ______. A. they don?t feel hungry B. they aren?t overweight C. they have low blood sugar D. they know little about food 31. What would be the best title for the passage? A. When Can We Go on a Diet? B. What Affects Eating? C. How to Make Good Food D. Where to Find Safe Food D Death Valley is one of the most famous deserts in the United States, covering a wide area with its alkali sand. Almost 20 percent of this area is well below sea level, and Badwater, a salt water pool, is about 280 feet below sea level and the lowest point in the United States. Long ago the Panamint Indians called this place “Tomesha”— the land of fire. Death Valley?s present name dates back to 1849, when a group of miners coming across from Nevada became lost in its unpleasantness and hugeness and their adventure turned out to be a sad story. Today Death Valley has been declared a National Monument(纪念碑) and is crossed by several well-marked roads where good services can be found easily. Luckily the change created by human settlement has hardly ruined the special beauty of this place. Here nature created a lot of surprising scenes, almost like the sights on the moon, ever-changing as the frequent wind moves the sand about, showing the most unusual colors. One of the most astonishing and variable parts of Death Valle y is the Devil? s Golf Course, where it seems hard for one to tell reality from terrible dreams. Sand sculptures( 沙雕 ) stand on a frightening ground, as evening shadows move and lengthen.
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32. The name of the valley comes from _______. A. an Indian name B. the death of the miners C. the local people D. a National Movement 33. From the passage we can learn that _______. A. no one had ever known the desert before the miners B. it?s still not easy to travel across the desert C. people can find gas-stations, cafes and hotels in the desert D. people have changed the natural sight of the desert 34. Devil Golf Course is famous for _______. A. the frequent wind B. the colors of the sand C. dream-like sights D. the sand sculptures 35. From the passage we can see that the writer _______ the Death Valley. A. appreciates B. is fearful of C. dislikes D. is tired of
第二节（共 5 小题; 每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的七个选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项 为多余选项。 How to Test Best It?s back to school, which means it?s back to tests, which might also means a lot of pressure. 36 Here are some simple ways to prepare thoroughly for tests. ●Schedule study time Trying to do all studying the night before a test makes it impossible to master all the materials. 37 Instead, prepare for a test by scheduling study time each day for several days before. ●Use your time wisely 38 Also, make sure you have all the supplies you need to study so you don?t lose focus. While studying, be sure to make regular short breaks. Get a snack, take a bathroom break or play a quick computer game when it feels as if your brain is about to explode. ● 39 Studying with a parent or friends can help you understand the material better and to learn from one another. Have every person or pair take a part of the material, and come up with questions to quiz the group. Keep the group small. Have everyone take turns as the group leader, who will assign the material, and make sure that conversation stays on what is being studied. ●Don?t forget last-minute preparation Have your sharpened pencils and other things in your bag ready the night before the test. It?s important to get a good night?s sleep and then eating a healthy breakfast the next morning. 40 . Also, studying all the way up until test time can only create more anxiety. Stop studying an hour beforehand. A. Form a study group. B. It doesn?t have to be this way. C. This way, both your mind and body are fully prepared.
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D. This will help you store important information. E. Stay cool before the test. F. Before studying, clear your desk so you can concentrate. G. It will also make you tired and stressed on the day of the test. 第三部分: 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题; 每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选取出适合填入空白处的 最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该选项涂黑。 Whenever we hear about “the homeless”, most of us think of the developing world. But the 41 is that homelessness is everywhere. For example, how many of us would expect to see people living on the streets of a 42 country like Germany? Kurt Muller and his wife Rita have spent eleven years making 43 for the homeless of Berlin, Germany?s capital. They first 44 one long hot summer when most Germans were 45 on holiday. Kurt and his wife stayed at home, made sandwiches, 46 a table in the street and gave food to the homeless. The Mullers soon realized that food and clothing weren?t 47 . “What these people also need is warmth and 48 ,” says Rita. The Mullers didn?t 49 to give their phone number to the street people and told them to phone anytime. Rita 50 there was somebody at home to answer the phone and their home was always 51 to anyone who couldn?t face another night on the street. The couple were soon 52 all their time and money, so Kurt visited food and clothing companies to 53 donations. Today, over thirty companies 54 donate food and other goods to the cause and volunteers help to 55 them to the homeless. The public also give clothes and money and a shoe producer 56 new shoes. Kurt and Rita receive no 57 for their hard work. “We feel like parents,” says Rita, “and parents shouldn?t 58 money for helping their children. The love we get on the streets is our salary.” Though Rita admits she often gets 59 . She says she will continue with her work because she likes the feeling of having made a 60 in the world. 41. A. result B. truth C. reason D. idea 42. A. traditional B. developing C. typical D. wealthy 43. A. preparations B. houses C. meals D. suggestions 44. A. began B. met C. called D. left 45. A. asleep B. alone C. across D. away 46. A. brought up B. set up C. put aside D. gave away 47. A. enough B. necessary C. helpful D. expensive 48. A. fame B. freedom C. courage D. caring 49. A. hesitate B. agree C. pretend D. intend 50. A. made sense B. found out C. made sure D. worked out 51. A. open B. crowded C. noisy D. near 52. A. costing B. wasting C. taking D. spending 53. A. pay for B. ask for C. look into D. carry out
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54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60.
A. completely A. advertise A. donates A. permission A. borrow A. surprised A. profit
B. calmly B. sell B. produces B. payment B. raise B. excited B. difference
C. regularly C. deliver C. designs C. direction C. save C. tired C. decision
D. roughly D. lend D. collects D. support D. expect D. amused D. rule
第Ⅱ卷 第三部分: 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第二节 语法填空（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 There was a time 61 children with mental disabilities 62 (prevent) from living a normal life in many ways. They used to sit around in their own homes after 63 (be) educated in special schools. Other people sometimes make fun of them. 64 now things are changing. There are training programmes 65 young people with mental disabilities, 66 have proved very beneficial. Students like Xie Li, mentally disabled from birth, now have a chance 67 (become) athletes. But it is a challenge. She has to adapt to training programmes as well as mixing with other able-bodied 68 (athlete). “Xie Li?s confidence has grown,” said her father. “She looks much better and is not so often out of breath after her training. All in all her mother and I are very happy with her progress.” So, instead of 69 (separate) from others, mentally disabled students can become part of mainstream activities. In other words, they can lead 70 more fulfilling life. 第四部分 写作（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节 短文改错 （共 10 小题; 每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共 有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加: 在此处加一个漏字符号（∧） ，并在其下面写出修改的词。 删除: 把多余的词用斜线（＼）划掉。 修改: 在错的词下划一横线，并在其下面写出修改后的词。 注意: 1、每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2、只允许修改 10 处，多者（从 11 处起）不计分。
One day, little Tony went to a shopping center with his parent. It was very crowded. Tony saw a toy on a shop window. He liked it so very much that he quickly walked into the shop. After looking at the toy for some time, he turned around and found where his parents were missing. Tony was scared and begun to cry. A woman saw him crying and telling him to wait outside a shop. Five minutes later, Tony saw parents. Mom said, “What nice to see you again! Dad and I were terrible worried.” Tony promised her that this would never happen again.
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第二节 书面表达 （满分 25 分） 假如你叫李明，你校新来了一位澳大利亚的交换生 Jonathan。初来乍到，他发现自己在 澳大利亚所学的汉语不够用，尤其是听力。因此，他给你发了一封电子邮件，向你请教如 何提高汉语听说能力。请根据下面的提示，给他回一封邮件。内容包括如下要点： 1. 邮件已收到，理解他所遇到的问题； 2. 提出如下建议：在课内外要多说汉语，应尽可能与同学交流，不要担心犯错误；在家 看电视时，多注意节目主持人的发音，以便提高听力水平。 3. 祝愿他学习取得进步。 注意： 1． 词数：100 词左右。 2． 内容应包括以上要点，可适当增加细节，以使内容连贯 3． 短文开头已写好，但不计入总词数． 4． 提示词汇： 节目主持人：presenter Dear Jonathan, I?m glad to receive your email asking for my advice on how to improve your Chinese and I understand your problem. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______.
Yours, Li Ming
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