2013—2014（下）金堂中学高 2015 级 4 月期中试题 英语
(时间：120 分钟 总分：150 分) 注意事项： 1．本试卷分选择题和非选择题两部分。 2．答题前，考生务必将自己的姓名、班级、座位号、考籍号填写在答题卡和试卷规定的位置 上。 3．选择题务必用 2B 铅笔将答案按要求填涂在答题卡上，如需改动，用橡皮擦干净后，再选 涂其他答案标号。答案不能答在试
卷上。 4．非选择题答案必须写在答题卡各题目指定区域内相应的位置，不能超出范围；如需改动， 先划掉原来的答案，然后再写上新的答案；不能使用涂改液、胶带纸、修正带。不按以上要 求作答的答案无效。 Ⅰ卷 选择题（共 10 分） 一．单项填空(共 10 小题:每小题 1 分.满分 10 分) 请从 A,B,C,D 四个选顶中.选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 1. 1 felt very tired when I got home. and I straight to bed. A. go B. went C. had gone D. have gone 2. It's not easy to change habits, with awareness and self-control, it is possible. A. for B. or C.but D. so 3. John invited about 40 people to his wedding, most of are family members A them B. that C.which D. whom 4. we have enough evidence. we can't win the case. A,Once B As long as C. Unless D. Since 5. It was with the help of the local guide the mountain climber was rescued. A. who B. that C. when D. how 6. struck me most in the movie was the father’s deep love for his son. A.That B. It C.What D. Which 7. - It rained cats and dogs this morning. I’m glad we took an umbrella. - Yeah, we would have got wet all over if we A. hadn’t B. haven't C. didn't D. don't 8. When I was little, my mother used to sit by my bed, me stories till I fell asleep, A.having told B. telling C.told D. to tell 9. The parents were shocked by news that their son needed operation on his knee. A. a;/ B. the; / C. the; an D. a; an 10.- Forgotten something? I can keep an eye on your kids if you want to go and get it. Thank you all the same.
A.It's very kind of you. C.I might as well go and get it.
B.Oh, how careless of me! D.Well, I can do without it.
二：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 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最 佳选项。 I used to be a very self-centered person, but in the past two years I have really changed. I have started to think about other people 11 I think about myself. I am happy that I am becoming a 12 person. I think my 13 started when I was at Palomar College. At first, I just wanted to get my 14 and be left alone. I thought I was smarter than everyone else, so I hardly ever 15 to anyone in my classes. By the end of my first semester, I was really 16 . It seemed as if everyone but me had made friends and was having fun. So tried a(n) 17 . I started asking people around me how they were doing, and if they were having trouble I 18 to help. That was really a big 19 for me. By the end of the year, I had several new friends, and two of 20 are still my best friends today. A bigger cause of my new 21 , however, came when I took a part-time job at a Vista Nursing Home. One old lady there who had Alzheimer’s disease became my 22 . Every time I came into her room, she was so 23 because she thought I was her daughter. Her real daughter never 24 her, so I took her place. She let me 25 . that making others feel good make me feel good, too, when she died, I was 26 , but I was very grateful to her. I think I am a much 27 person today than I used to be, and I hope I will not 28 these experiences. They have 29 me to care about other people more than about myself. I 30 who I am today, and I could not say that a few years ago. 11. A. since B. before C. or D. unless 12. A. famous B. simple C. different D. skilled 13. A. education B. career C. tour D. change 14. A. balance B. homework C. degree D. interest 15. A. talked B. wrote C. lied D. reported 16. A. careful B. lonely C. curious D. guilty 17. A. argument B. game C. experiment D. defence 18. A. dared B. offered C. hesitated D. happened 19. A. dream B. problem C. duty D. step 20. A. us B. which C. them D. whom 21. A. attitude B. hobby C. hope D. luck 22. A. friend B. partner C. guide D. guest 23. A. polite B. happy C. strange D. confident 24. A. bothered B. answered C. visited D.
trusted 25. A. explain see 26. A. homeless 27. A. quieter 28. A. forget 29. A. forced 30. A. miss
B. guess B. heartbroken B. busier B. face B. preferred B. like C. C. C. C.
C. declare bad-tempered better improve ordered C. wonder
D. D. hopeless D. richer D. analyze D. taught D. expect
三．阅读理解（共 20 小题:每小题 2 分.满分 40 分) A When Josephine Cooper was growing up, she learned the importance of charity from her parents. Although they made a modest living for their family of 10, they insisted on sharing with those less fortunate. Half a century later, Mrs. Cooper became a beloved volunteer at the San Diego Food Bank, where she devoted herself to helping others. She organized and ran a distribution center of a church, helping it become the organization's largest emergency food distribution center in San Diego. She was one of the 25 outstanding senior volunteers in the nation selected and invited to Washington D．C. to receive an award. “She was the main person who helped us make that program grow，” said Mike Doody, former director of the Food Bank. “She had a way of getting people to work together and to work hard. She was determined and stubborn, but in a good way. She had a good heart.” People knew her as “Grandma”because of her selflessness and her devotion to helping hungry children and families. “She reminded people of their Grandma，” Doody said. As a widow with a young child in 1979, Mrs. Cooper was helped through a difficult financial time when the Food Bank provided her with groceries. “She devoted her life to giving back，” said her daughter, Monica Cooper. It wasn't unusual for a local church to call Mrs. Cooper to ask her to aid a needy family. “She would give people food out of her cupboard. Sometimes we would cook a meal for a family living in their car，” Cooper said. Although Mrs. Cooper was honored to receive the national award for her volunteer work, she said being able to help others was her reward. She died of liver disease and kidney failure, aged 93. 31．The underlined word “charity” in Paragraph 1 refers to ________. A. offering help B. donating money C. providing services D. showing sympathy 32．The San Diego Food Bank is meant to ________. A. distribute food in case of emergency
B. help hungry children and families C. give basic first?aid treatment D. train some senior volunteers 33．Which of the following is true of Mrs. Cooper? A. She died at an early age. B. She refused the national award. C. She was kind and devoted. D. She was not easy to get along with. 34．From what Monica Cooper said, we know that ________. A. she is in financial trouble B. she was finally rewarded C. she once misunderstood her mother D. she thinks highly of her mother B Whether it's a carol (圣诞颂歌) service or an evening of karaoke in the pub, many people will enjoy a good old singsong this Christmas. Singing aloud will not just lift the spirits—it's good for your physical health as well. Filling the lungs with air, increasing the heart rate and getting blood pumping round the body faster can all help our physical health. For the past few years Heart Research UK has been running a Christmas campaign aimed at getting people singing, simply for the benefit it can bring. The organizer of the campaign says singing is a safe, simple and social activity that everyone can enjoy. “Singing is linked to long life, stress reduction, and general health protection. It also brings a great amount of happiness. It is impossible to sing well with a long face because it affects your pitch (音高)．” Professor Graham Welch, who leads the International Music Education Research Centre at the University of London, has spent more than 30 years studying the effects of singing.He says that singing is a form of exercise. It means we're also having a strong aerobic activity ( 有氧运动 ) when we're singing, which results in increasing the feeling of pleasure while decreasing that of stress. “And communal singing—like in a singing group, a church service or even a singsong in the pub—helps improve our sense of self?respect. It increases our sense of satisfaction with ourselves, a greater sense of feeling included.” Helen Astrid, a singing teacher, also sees the great effects that singing brings. “It lifts us up on a spiritual level, it helps our self?respect, and it's great for all ages from small kids to grannies—you can have a good sing and let_your_hair_down.” But she warns people not to have too many beers or glasses of wine, though a glass may help them gather courage before taking to the stage during the holidays. 35．Heart Research UK holds a campaign to ________. A. encourage people to sing for God at Christmas B. study the effects of singing on people C. get people to sing and improve their health D. bring happiness to people during holidays
36．What are the benefits of singing according to Graham Welch? a. Singers' living longer. b. Singers' general health protection. c. Singers' feeling happier. d. Singers' stress reduced. e. Singers' self?respect improved. A. a，b，c B. b，c，d C. c，d，e D. a，b，e 37．The underlined part “let your hair down” probably means ________. A. feel at ease B. protect yourself C. dress casually D. cover your nervousness 38．What can we infer from the passage? A. Singing at Christmas is good for health. B. In a low mood one is not able to sing well. C. Experts have disagreement on singing. D. Singing is the same as other aerobic activities. C The US will seek to expand its own oil production in an attempt to reduce dependence on imported oil and bring down fuel prices, President Obama says. New contracts for exploration will be signed in non-protected areas of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. In his weekly speech, the President insisted the US could reduce its need for imported oil and improve safety. Using his speech to tell Americans that he understood their concerns about rising prices, President Obama focused particularly on the price of fuel, which has risen in recent months. US consumers have historically enjoyed cheap fuel, but have seen prices rise in recent months even though US oil production in 2010 reached its highest level for seven years. Although the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was serious, Mr Obama said the Gulf remained a key part of the country’s future energy supply. The President’s proposals ( 议 案 ) come after Republicans ( 共 和 党 人 ) introduced a series of proposals that would expand and speed up oil and gas production. The White House has criticized the Republican proposals for safety reasons, but Mr Obama was clear in his speech that he felt safety and environmental standards could be maintained even though production might rise. “I believe that we should continue to expand oil production in America — even as we increase safety and environmental standards,” he said. “As a nation, we should be investing in the clean, renewable sources of energy that are the solution to high gas prices.” Mr Obama has previously called for a step-change in energy policy, saying the US must move towards getting 80% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2035.
39. Which of the following is NOT included in Mr Obama’s speech? A. The dependence on imported oil. B. Improving safety standards. C. The reason for the rising oil prices. D. Expanding oil production. 40. Mr Obama thinks the Republican proposals are ______. A. not safe enough B. not environmentally friendly C. practical D. clear 41. What can we learn from the text? A. The US has got most of its electricity from clean energy. B. US oil production is too small to keep the present low fuel prices. C. The US produced the most oil in 2010 in its history. D. The Gulf is still important in energy supply in spite of the oil spill in 2010. 42. Which of the following can serve as the title? A. Obama: US will seek oil in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico B. Obama: US will import less oil to improve safety and environmental standards C. Obama: the time of high fuel prices will be gone D. Obama: clean, renewable sources of energy are the solution to high gas prices D It was an autumn morning shortly after my husband and I moved into our first house. Our children were upstairs unpacking, and I was looking out of the window at my father moving around mysteriously on the front lawn. “What are you doing out there？” I called to him. He looked up, smiling, “I'm making you a surprise.” I thought it could be just about anything. When we were kids, he always created something surprising for us. Today, however, Dad would say no more, and caught up in the business of our new life, I eventually forgot about his surprise. Until one gloomy day the next March when I glanced out of the window, I saw a dot of blue across the yard. I headed outside for a closer look. They were crocuses (番红花) throughout the front lawn—blue, yellow and my favorite pink, with little faces moving up and down in the cold wind. I remembered the things Dad secretly planted last autumn. He knew how the darkness and dullness of winter always got me down. What could have been more perfectly timely to my needs? My father's crocuses bloomed (开花) each spring for the next five seasons, always bringing the same assurance: Hard times are almost over. Hold on, keep going, and light is coming soon. Then a spring came with only half the usual blooms and the next spring there were none. I missed the crocuses, so I would ask Dad to come over and plant new bulbs. But I never did. He died suddenly one October day. My family were in deep sorrow, leaning on our faith. On a spring afternoon four years later, I was driving back when I felt depressed.
It was Dad's birthday, and I found myself thinking about him. This was not unusual—my family often talked about him, remembering how he lived up to his faith. Suddenly I slowed as I turned into our driveway. I stopped and stared at the lawn. There on the muddy grass with small piles of melting snow, bravely waving in the wind, was one pink crocus. How could a flower bloom from a bulb more than 18 years ago, one that hadn't bloomed in over a decade? But there was the crocus. Tears filled my eyes as I realized its significance. Hold on, keep going, and light is coming soon. The pink crocus bloomed for only a day, but it built my faith for a lifetime. 43．According to the first three paragraphs, we learn that ________. A．it kept bothering the author not knowing what the surprise was B．the author was unpacking when her father was making the surprise C．it was not the first time that the author's father had made a surprise D．the author knew what the surprise was because she knew her father 44．Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage? A．The author usually felt depressed in the season of winter. B．The author's father planted the crocuses to lift her low spirits. C．The author often thought about her father after he died. D．The crocuses bloomed each spring before her father died. 45．The author's father should be best described as ________. A．a part?time worker who loved flowers B．a kind?hearted man who lived with faith C．a full?time gardener with skillful hands D．an ordinary man with doubts in his life 46．What can be the best title for the passage? A．Crocuses—My Source of Faith B．Crocuses—Father's Surprise C．A Pink Crocus—My Memory D．Crocuses in Blossom—My Favorite E You can’t always predict a heavy rain or remember your umbrella. But designer Mikhail Belvacv doesn’t think that forgetting to check the weather forecast before heading out should result in you getting wet. That’s why he created lampbrella, a lamp post with its own rain sensing umbrella. The designer says he come up with the idea after watching people get wet on streets in Russia. “once, I was driving on a central Saint Petersburg street ad saw the street lamps lighting up people trying to hide from the rain. I thought it would be appropriate to have a canopy(伞蓬)built into a street lamp.” he said. The lampbrella is a standard-looking street lamp fitted with an umbrella canopy. It has a built-in electric motor which can open or close the umbrella on demand. Sensors(传感器)then ensure that the umbrella offers pedestrians shelter whenever it
starts raining. In addition to the rain sensor, there’s also a 360°motion sensor on the biberglass street lamp which detects whether anyone’s using the lampbrella. After three minutes of not being used the canopy is closed. According to the designer, the lampbrella would move at a relatively low speed, so as not to cause harm to the pedestrians. Besides, it would be grounded to protect from possible lighting strike. Each lampbrella would offer enough shelter for several people. Being installed at 2 meters off the ground, it would only be a danger for the tallest of pedestrians. While there are no plans to take lampbrella into production, Belyacv says he recently introduced his creation one Moscow Department, and insists this creation could be installed on my street where a lot of people walk but there are no canopies to provide shelter. 47. For what purpose did Belyacv create the lampbrella? A. To predict a heavy rain B. To check the weather forecast C. To protect people from the rain D. To remind people to take an umbrella 48. What do we know from Belyacv’s worlds in Paragraph2? A. His creation was inspired by an experience B. it rains a lot in the city of Saint Petersburg C. Street lamps are protected by canopies D. He enjoyed taking walks in the rain 49 What does paragraph 5 mainly tell us about the lampbrella? A. Its moving speed B. Its appearance C. Its installation D. Its safety What can be inferred from the last paragraph? A. The designer will open a company to promote his product B. The lampbrella could be put into immediate production C. The designer is confident that his creation is practical D. The lampbrella would be put on show in Moscow
2011—2012（下）金堂中学高 2013 级 5 月月考试题 英语 Ⅱ卷 非选择题（共 70 分） ： ???????
四.四。根据对话内容， 从对话后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳答案。选项中有两项 为 多余选项：共 5 小题:每小题 2 分.满分 10 分) —Excuse me， can you tell me where the nearest restaurant is？ —____51____ —Where is the nearest restaurant， please？ —Oh， the restaurant？ The nearest one is the City Restaurant. ___52___ —I‘m ——er—— I’m afraid I don‘t quite ??you see， ____53____ —I see. Simply walk two blocks straight ahead ， then turn left ， and the City Restaurant is about 10 metres ahead. ____54____ —Can I take a bus？ —Of course you can. but ____55____ It‘s only a few minutes’ walk. —Thank you very much. —Not at all. A. What did you say？ B. I‘m a total stranger here. C. You can‘t miss it. D. I beg your pardon？ E. It‘s just opposite the No. 5 Department Store. F. I don‘t think it is necessary. G. It‘s not very far. 五．阅读表达（共 5 小题:每小题 2 分.满分 10 分)  Jean Paul Getty was born in 1892 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He became a millionaire when he was only 24. His father was wealthy, but he did not help his son. Getty made his millions alone. He made his money from oil. He owned Getty Oil and over 100 other companies. The Fortune magazine once called Getty “the richest man in the world.” But money _________. He married five times and divorced five times. He had five children but spent little time with them. None of Getty’s children had very happy lives. Getty loved to make money and loved to save it. In spite of his great wealth, Getty was miser. Every evening, he wrote down every cent he spent that day. He even put pay telephone in the guest’s bedrooms in his house so he could save money on phone bills.  In 1973, kidnappers took his 16-year-old grandson, and demanded a large amount of money for his safe return. Getty’s son asked his father for money to save his child. But Getty refused. The kidnappers were merciless and Getty’s son made repeated requests for help from his father. Finally, Getty agreed to lend the money, but at 4 percent interest.  Getty started a museum at his home Malibu, California. He bought many important and beautiful pieces of art for the museum. When Getty died in 1976, the value of the collection in the museum was $1 billion. He left all his money to the museum. After his death, the museum grew in size. Today it is one of the most important museums in the United States. Getty made a large fortune in his life, but he gave his money to the art world because he wanted people to learn about and love art. 56. What is the main idea of Paragraph 1? (no more than 8 words)
____________________________________________________________________________ 57. Fill in the blank in Paragraph 2 with proper words. (no more than 7 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 58. Explain the underlined sentence in Paragraph3. ____________________________________________________________________________ 59. What did the kidnappers do to Getty’s family (no more than 10 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 60. What does the author want to tell us about Getty in the last paragraph? (no more than 10 words) ____________________________________________________________________________ 六. 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 15 分） 下面短文中有 10 处语言错误。请在有错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（∧） ，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（\）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1. 每句不超过两个错误； 2. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 3. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 Last week my parents and I took a two-day trip to Emei Mountain in Sichuan. As everyone knows, it’s famous mountain with all kinds of plants and animals. The weather was fine. It was about noon we arrived at the foot of the mountain. The three of them were very excited. As we climbed the mountain, we fed monkeys, visiting temples and told stories. On the way down I was busy taking picture since the scenery was so beautiful. The time passes quickly. Evening came down. We spent the night in a hotel at the top of the mountain. The food was expensive and the service was good. I was so tired that I fell asleep at the moment my head touched the pillow. 七. 书面表达 （满分 35 分） 假设你是李华。你班同学决定为小明举办生日聚会。请你写信邀请 外教 Susan 参加，要点包 括： 1、时间：周五晚 8 点至 9 点 2、地点：学生俱乐部
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3、内容：生日歌、蛋糕、游戏等 4、要求：备小礼物 注意： 1、词数 100 左右，开头语已为 你写好； 2、可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3、答案必须写在答题卡相应的 位置上。 Hi, Susan,
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