湖北省武汉二中 2011-2012 学年高一上学期期中考试（英语）
考试时间：2011 年 11 月 4 日上午 9：00—11：00 试卷满分：150 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. Where does the conversation most probably take place? A. In an office. B. In a library. C. In a bookstore. 2. Where did the speakers plan to go? A. A shopping center. B. An opera house. C. The parking lot. 3. Which aspect of the film does the woman like? A. The plot. B. The music. C. The dialogue. 4. What do we know about the woman’s jacket? A. It is sold at a lower price. B. Its color is her favorite. C. It is her sister’s size. 5. What does the woman imply? A. The man is so forgetful. B. The man is too careless. C. The man is over confident. 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，各个小题将给出 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 至 7 题。 6. What makes the man so tired? A. Playing games. B. Surfing the Internet. C. Searching for interesting people. 7. Whom did the man chat with? A. People from Canada. B. People in need of his help. C. People on the same project. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 9 题。 8. What does the law forbid people to do? A. To take dogs to parks. B. To walk dogs in the street. C. To treat dogs cruelly. 9. What do we know from what the woman said? A. Dogs should be kept at home. B. Building a dog park is necessary. C. People would remove the dog waste. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. According to the man, what did he do before he watched TV?
C. He took a
A. He washed his hands. B. He had his supper. bath. 11. What place had the man been to the night before? A. James Street. B. A restaurant. friend’s home. 12. What does the man try to do in the conversation? A. To prove the truth. B. To find the truth. hide the truth. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. Why did the son come back late? A. He hurt his hands and knees. B. He went to a pub with Linda. C. He waited a long time for the bus. 14. What was the old lady doing in the middle of the road? A. Looking for something. B. Struggling to stand up. seek help. 15. What happened to Linda? A. She was fined. B. She got injured. accident. 16. Where was the witness? A. Outside the pub. B. At a bus stop. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What is the problem of some of the university students? A. They don’t spend all their time on studies. B. They don’t know what to do with their free time. C. They don’t have choices for outside class activities. 18. How is the students’ high school life? A. Controlled and busy. B. Regular and colorful. C. Active and independent. 19. According to the speaker, what is the role of outside class university? A. To make students healthier. B. To improve students’ test scores. C. To enrich students’ experience. 20. What does the speaker advise his students to do? A. Learn to enjoy themselves. B. Learn to be their own masters. C. Learn to develop their potential. 第二部分：词汇知识应用（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节：多项选择（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分１０分）
C. Trying to
C. She had an
C. In his car.
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. Soon after the mud-rock flow hit Zhouqu, Gansu Province, many soldiers came to the ______ as many people were trapped underground.
A. shelter B. identity
C. rescue D. disaster
22. People’s ______ towards the crisis differs greatly. Some are hopeful; others think things will never be looking up. A. altitude in time. A. determined B. concerned C. spellbound D. surprised 24. Due to ______ power failures in the neighborhood, people often have to get some candles just in case. A. mean very thin ice. A. ignore A. decided B. attack B. scheduled C. blame C. settled D. sentence D. organized 26. He is______ to arrive at 5 p.m. I hope his train will not be delayed this time. 27. Money ______ happiness: you need a certain amount to live comfortably, but more money does not necessarily buy more happiness. A. takes part in yesterday. A. worked out B. dug out C. carried out D. given out 29. ______ his health, we got him to live in the peaceful countryside for some time until he was back on his feet. A. In view of B. In terms of C. In honor of D. In charge of 30. Mark’s life is very orderly. For twenty years, he has walked from his store to his house at ______ five o’clock. A. gradually B. purposely C. entirely D. exactly 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（ A、B、C、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。 It was her giggling that drew my attention. Note taking really wasn't all that funny. Walking over to the offender, I asked for the teacher and student. When she finally didn't draw it”. It was a hand-drawn 34 of me, teeth blackened and the words “I'm stupid” 35 , was working 36 . coming out of my mouth. I managed to fold it up calmly. My mind, angrily as I struggled not to do them some it!
23. It was no easy job, but Tom’s ______ expression showed that he would finish it
25. We could ______ him and go direct to the chairman, but we would be skating on
B. adds up to
C. plays a part in D. makes up for
28. The news of the mayor’s coming to our school for a visit was ______ on the radio
. Frozen, she refused to 32 between
give it to me. I waited, all attention in the classroom on the quiet 33
it over she whispered, “Okay, but I
I figured I knew the two most likely candidates for drawing the picture. It would 37 to teach them a lesson, and maybe it was high time that I did
were all silent as I told them how be a reason As I 41 40
38 . 39 this was for me. I told them there must
Thankfully, I was able to keep myself
When there were about six minutes remaining, I showed the class the picture. They and now was their chance to write down anything they needed to
tell me. Then I let them write silently while I sniffed in the back of the classroom. the notes later, many of them said something like, “I've got nothing 42 of 43 were behind the picture, had a list against you,” or “I'm sorry you were hurt. ” Some kids said, “We're you.” But two notes, from the girls who I of issues．I was too 45 44 , too strict? 46 . Where I thought I was driving
Reading those notes, I realized that over the course of this year, instead of my students, I had begun commanding them to 47 driving them away. 48 by all the boys expressed sincere regret 49 . them to success I was
I had some apologizing to do. But the next day in the classroom, one boy and one girl each handed me a card．The one for the ugly joke. The one from the girls asked for but it does enlarge the 31．A．note 32．A．battle 33．A．took 34．A．statue 35．A．otherwise D．besides 36．A．leave 37．A．good 38．A．amused 39．A．meaningful 40．A．aside 41．A．wrote 42．A．proud 43．A．figured 44．A．talkative 45．A．forcing 46．A．express 47．A．actually 48．A．decorated 49．A．thankfulness 50．A．friendship B．cry B．harm B．controlled B．forgetful D．hurtful B．above B．finished B．fond B．promised B．mean B．encouraging B．apologize B．normally B．offered B．forgiveness B．education C．beneath C．read C．afraid C．concluded C．selfish C．comforting C．think C．immediately C．signed C．punishment C．knowledge D．behind D．collected D．ashamed D．remembered D．troublesome D．teaching D．achieve D．generally D．bought D．correction D．future C．explain C．favor C．uninterested C D．argue D．damage D．relaxed ． regretful 50 D．help B．competition D．relationship B．thought D．handed B．graph C．picture B．however D．poster C．therefore C ． turned C ． argument . C．reason
This was a lesson for both the kids and me. Forgiveness does not change the past, B．advice
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，从每题短文所给各题的四个选项（ A、B、C、D）中，选出最佳选项，并 A News that Microsoft was making a $44.6 billion bid to buy Yahoo was greeted with heated discussion by many Internet users on Friday. Here are some responses: Mark Galeassi of Kansas City, Missouri This is the best move for both parties. Yahoo has the ideas and Microsoft has the money to finally market these ideas correctly. Microsoft and Yahoo are a perfect fit and the deal will be good for consumers. Scott G of New Jersey I was a Yahoo user for years along with Hotmail from Microsoft. Then Google came along: Google Earth, Google Toolbar and Gmail. Google is so innovative (创新的) with everything they do. Yahoo and Microsoft... same old story... I don’t think the merger (合并) will do anything for either company except improve the Yahoo shareholders’ bank accounts. Michael Glosser of Estero, Florida Right now, Yahoo offers a lot of features and tools at no cost for all different levels of Internet users. Microsoft seeks nothing but profit. Undoubtedly, they’ll do nothing other than find ways to start removing Yahoo’s formerly non-priced features. Microsoft’s greed will ruin the great thing that Yahoo currently is. Toni Suarez of Hacienda Heights, California Perhaps it would bring better high technology innovations to e-mail and help in researching and developing a better Internet! Antonio Simmons of Parkville, Maryland Microsoft purchasing Yahoo would be nothing more than an attempt from Microsoft to further impose upon the users their poor-quality software and obtain more wealth for the company. In my opinion, they will never be able to compete with Google because Yahoo and Microsoft’s current search engines are too inferior (差的) to compete. Even if combined, they still lack. 51. Who is in favor of the merger of Microsoft and Yahoo? A. Antonio Simmons. B. Michael Grosser. C. Scott G. D. Mark Galeassi. 52. In the opinion of Scott G , _______. A. the merger will contribute to Microsoft B. Yahoo and Microsoft are lacking in innovation C. Google is getting short of management experience D. the merger will allow Microsoft to overtake Google 53. Michael Grosser is afraid that _______. A. the merger will cost Yahoo’s free features B. the merger will lead to Microsoft’s defeating Yahoo C. the increased competition will force Google out of the game D. Internet users will have to buy Microsoft’s expensive software 54. What is Antonio Simmons’ attitude towards Google? A. Doubtful. B. Disapproval. C. Positive. D.
Work your brain! Between 2 and 3 pounds of wonder，it controls everything we say，do or think， who we are and what we care about. The way we walk or laugh or figure out things. What we like and the talents we possess. How we see and talk and run and jump and process our food. The brain uses 20 percent of our body's oxygen and 20 percent of its blood. Somewhere within its protein，fat, 100,000 miles of blood vessels and 100 billion nerve cells，it helps us remember where we put our gym shoes. Change our temperature so we don't die because of the heat or cold. Speed us up or slow us down. Help us choose between orange juice or orange?flavored drinks. Its intricacies (复杂性) are stunning, far beyond anything most of us can imagine. To keep this work of art as polished (有光泽的) as possible we need to eat right, exercise and keep mentally stimulated (刺激)． Good nutrition helps brain cells communicate with each other. Exercise stimulates a hormone (荷尔蒙) in our brain that improves memory. Mental stimulation keeps you sharp even as you age. “It's very important that we tell people to be physically active and mentally active，” said neurologist Malcolm Stewart. “People cannot stop aging，but you're able to reduce the damage；you're able to keep the function up.” Following are Dr.Stewart's advice for improving brain health： Nutrition Exercise Mental games Avoid fast food. Follow the old adage (格言，谚语)：For breakfast， eat like a king；for lunch，like a queen；for supper，like a beggar. Do a combination of stretching aerobic and muscle strengthening every day. Try to have a sense of hope about the future. Do puzzles. Listen to music. Reach out to others to make their lives better.
55. The purpose of the author in writing this passage is to _______. A. give us advice on how to keep the brain healthy B. inform us how the brain works C. tell us that the brain plays an important role in our lives D. show how special the brain is to us 56. The word “stunning” in Paragraph 5 means _______. A. interesting amazing 57. According to the text, more exercise _______. A. keeps our mind sharp C. gives our brain a rest other 58. In order to keep brain healthy, we should avoid _______. A. eating a good lunch B. doing puzzles
B. helps improve our memory D. helps brain cells communicate with each
C. eating a large supper
D. taking aerobic exercise C
In department stores and closets all over the world, they are waiting. Their outward appearance seems rather attractive because they have a variety of styles, patterns, materials, and colors. But they are eventually the biggest deception（欺 骗）that exists in the fashion industry today. What are they? They are high heels （高跟鞋）—a woman’s worst enemy (whether she knows it or not). Fashion has led women to believe that they are more beautiful or fashionable for wearing heels, but in reality, heels cause troubles. Women should fight the high heel industry by refusing to use or buy them in order to save the world from unnecessary physical and psychological suffering. To be fair, it must be noted that there is a positive side to high heels. First, heels are excellent for aerating（给??通气）lawns (草坪). Anyone who has ever worn heels on grass knows what I am talking about. A simple trip around the yard in a pair of those babies gets rid of all the need to call for a lawn care expert, and provides the perfect-sized holes to give any lawn oxygen without all the dirt lying around. Second, heels are quite useful for defending against oncoming enemies by threatening them with a pair of these sharp, deadly fashion items. Regardless of such practical uses for heels, the fact remains that wearing high heels is harmful to one’s physical health. Talk to any podiatrist（足病医生）, and you will hear that most of their business comes from high-heel-wearing women. High heels are known to cause problems such as misshapen feet and torn toenails. The risk of serious back problems and twisted or broken ankles is three times higher for a high heel wearer than for a flat shoe wearer. Women wearing heels may get a heel caught in a narrow sidewalk gap and be thrown to the ground and possibly break a nose, back, or neck. And of course, after wearing heels for a day, any woman knows she can look forward to a night of pain as she tries to comfort her aching feet. 59. Despite the disadvantages, women still like high heels because of _______. A. the different uses of high heels their wealth C. the rich variety of high heel styles appearance 60. Why does the writer use “those babies” (Paragraph 2) to refer to high heels? A. To show their small size. appearance. C. To show women’s love for them. A. are a threat to lawns health D. To show they are strong. B. are harmful to women’s 61. The writer’s chief argument against high heels is that they _______. B. To show their colorful D. their wish to improve their B. their purpose to show off
D. are not useful as a way of
C. will not always make women beautiful
62. It can be inferred from the passage that women should _______. A. see through the very nature of fashion fashionable products C. go to a podiatrist regularly for advice latest fashion D The gray-haired lady can't wait to leave the building to search for her dad. Unless watched, she will walk in the streets in an effort to find her father, who died 30 years ago. Not all cases of Alzheimer's disease look like this, but Alzheimer’s is a serious disease that is said to be the fourth or fifth leading cause of death for people over age 75. It is said that about three percent of the U.S. population over age 65 have Alzheimer's. In the early stages, people may exhibit short term memory loss. Some may experience changes in personality, easy to be angry. As the disease progresses, patients might lose the ability to move and may be unable to speak or move at all. This progressive disease generally lasts 8 to 10 years before death occurs. While no one is certain what causes these changes in the brain's nerve fibers (神经纤维), their effect is certain. Alzheimer's destroys not only the patients, but also spouses（配偶), friends and families. What should you do if you notice progressive memory loss in yourself or a loved one? Have the person examined by a doctor who is a specialist in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease? Though many reasons other than Alzheimer's disease may cause memory loss, its early diagnosis（诊断）and treatment may delay some of the most serious effects. What feeling will you likely experience should a loved one suffer from Alzheimer's disease? A person will often go through the various stages of sadness, shock, anger, and so on. If the spouse develops the disease, you may experience hurt and disappointment when he or she doesn't remember you are married. Life for the Alzheimer's patients and their loved ones will never be the same as the disease progresses, bringing a deep sorrow, loss and even anger towards God. No matter what feelings are present, facing them honestly will serve one better than burying them. 63. What can be inferred about the gray-haired lady? A. She has been living with her father. B. She was sad about the death of her father. C. She can't search for her father without being watched. D. She suffers from Alzheimer's disease. 64. When people suffer from Alzheimer's disease, _______. A. their families and friends will suffer from the same disease B. their families and friends will experience mental sufferings
D. avoid following the
C. they will certainly die in 8 to 10 years D. they will forget everybody but their spouses 65. Memory loss occurs _______. A. from Alzheimer's disease and nothing else B. from sadness, shock, anger, and so on C. for a number of reasons D. with changes in personality 66. From the passage we know that _______. A. early treatment may stop Alzheimer's disease occurring B. it is still unknown what causes the changes in the brain's nerve fibers C. nerve fibers in the brain will cause Alzheimer's disease D. when one suffers from Alzheimer's disease, he will be buried E Today, there’s hardly an aspect of our life that isn’t being affected by the tons of information available on the hundreds of millions of sites crowding the Internet, not to mention its ability to keep us in constant touch with each other via electronic mail. “If the automobile and aerospace technology had exploded at the same pace as computer and information technology,” says Microsoft, “a new car would cost about $ 2 and go 600 miles on a small quantity of gas. And you could buy a Boeing 747 for the cost of a pizza.” Probably the biggest payoff, however, is the billions of dollars the Internet is saving companies in producing goods and serving for the needs of their customers. Nothing like it has been seen since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when power-driven machines began producing more in a day than men could turn out in nearly a year. “We view the growth of the Internet and e-commerce as a global trend,” says Merrill Lynch, “along the lines of printing press, the telephone, the computer, and electricity.” You would be hard pressed to name something that isn’t available on the Internet. Consider: books, health care, movie tickets, construction materials, baby clothes, stocks, cattle feed, music, electronics, antiques, tools, real estate, toys, autographs of famous people, wine and airline tickets. And even after you’ve moved on to your final resting place, there’s no reason those you love can’t keep in touch. A company called Final Thoughts.com offers a place for you to store “afterlife e-mails” you can send to Heaven with the help of a “guardian angel”. Kids today are so computer literate that it in fact ensures the United States will remain the unchallenged leader in cyberspace for the foreseeable ( 能预测的) future. Nearly all children in families with incomes of more than $75,000 a year have home computers, according to a study by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Youngsters from ages 2 to 17 at all income levels have computers, with 52% of those connected to the Internet. Most kids use computers to play games (some for 30 hours or more a week), and many teenage girls think nothing of rushing home from school to have e-mail chats with friends they have just left. What’s clear is that, whether we like it or not, the Internet is an ever growing part of our lives and there is no turning back. “The Internet is just 20% invented,” says cyber pioneer Jake Winebaum. “The last 80% is happening now.” 67. What can we learn from the first paragraph?
A. Today’s cars and airplanes are extremely overpriced. B. Information technology is developing at an amazing speed. C. Information technology is difficult to improve now. D. Competitions are unfair between the above mentioned industries. 68. The author gives the example of Final Thoughts.com to show that _______. A. almost anything can be got on the Internet B. there are some genius ideas on the Internet C. people can find cheaper things on the Internet D. some websites provide novel services to be popular 69. Which of the following has the same meaning as the underlined one (Paragraph 4)? A. Some say he has changed their lives, while others think nothing of him. B. Think nothing of it. It was my pleasure. C. He thinks nothing of staying up all night in the Café bar. D. He thinks nothing of the pain in his back for the moment. 70. What is the message the author intends to express? A. The Internet is going to completely control our lives some day. B. Children should be well prepared for the challenges in the information age. C. We should have a positive attitude towards the changes the Internet brings. D. The Internet is going to influence our lives even more greatly. 第四部分 书面表达（共 2 节，满分 40 分） 第一节：完成句子（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 71. With __________________ (一切打包好了), the soldiers who withdrew from the front couldn’t wait to get home in no time. (pack) 72. Only by shouting __________________ (他才能) make himself heard by people on the other side of the river. (able) 73. What he mentions is __________________ (与?无关) what he is up to at the moment. (do) 74. Although she was not the group leader, she insisted that __________________ (自 己来安排) the trip properly. (organize) 75. It is the first time that I __________________ (参观) the Summer Palace. (pay) 76. It is not easy for a Chinese to __________________ (像?一样流利地说英语) as a native speaker. (fluently) 77. I am advised __________________ (利用) my spare time to practise playing the guitar. (make) 78. __________________ (以?为基础) what happened to him many years ago, it reads like a real-life story. (base) 79. __________________ (因为) his carelessness that we are suffering a great loss. (because) 80. I have been dreaming of climbing that mountain, __________________ ( 山顶上耸 立着) an old temple. (stand) 第二节：短文写作（共 1 题，满分 25 分）
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假如你校要举办一次主题为“How to communicate with friends”的英语演讲比赛，请 你用英语写一篇演讲稿。要点如下： 1．尊重并信任朋友； 2．常与朋友聊天； 3．换位思考问题。 注意： 1．词数 100 左右； 2．可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3．参考词汇：换位思考 put oneself in sb’s shoes
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2011－2012 学年上学期武汉二中期中考试 高一英语试题参考答案
A possible version: How to communicate with friends Hello, everyone, I’d like to share with you my ideas about this topic. Friends are the people who can share our happiness and sorrow. Everyone needs friends to care about, so it’s necessary to keep a good relationship with them. Here are my ideas on how to make it easier to communicate with friends. In the first place, we should respect and trust our friends. Don’t be rude to them even if they offend you on some occasions. Second, if we often talk with them about our life and experience, the friendship can be strengthened. Third, if sometimes we don’t agree with each other over some minor things, we should try to put ourselves in their shoes as friendship should be established on mutual understanding.
Thank you for listening.
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