2015 高三模拟试题二 2015/5/1
第二部分 阅读理解 （共两节，满分 60 分）
第一节 （共 15 小题;每小题 3 分，满分 45 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项 （A 、B 、C 和 D ）中 ，选出最佳选项，并 在题卡上将该项涂黑。 A A British shopper, Emma Mumford, who was named “
the Coupon(优惠券) Queen” has spent just ? 350 on a luxury(奢侈) Christmas for her and her family—but got ? 2,500 worth of food, drink and presents thanks to coupons and offers. Ms Mumford is a so-called “extreme couponer” and spends hours hunting out the best deals and bargains. She has been preparing for this Christmas since the end of the last one. Ms Mumford made the huge savings by checking price comparison websites and as a result collected more presents than she needed for Christmas. After sorting out gifts for all of her family, she has even been able to donate ? 1,000 worth of presents to her local hospital. “It has been so nice to have Christmas sorted and not having to worry about breaking the bank. I wanted to get high quality presents for my family and show that you can do it without spending a fortune. There is a misconception that everyone who does couponing only gets value products but through my careful shopping I have managed to purchase designer perfumes( 香水 ), a high-end coffee machine.” she explained. She said “What started as a hobby to help me save money has turned into my life and I am able to run a business helping people save money. I know what it feels like to struggle as my ex-partner had a lot of debt which I took on for him. We were in a poor situation where every penny counted. That’s what really inspired me.” She has now turned her bargain-hunting addiction into a business where she searches for the best deals and offers tips to the general public through video blogging and her Facebook Page. “I try and show people that it is just a little bit of work in the beginning but it will eventually pay off. One of the best things to do is just to be a bit forward thinking and save throughout the year.” 21. How did Emma make the huge savings? A. She compared prices through websites. B. She hunted out bargains in real shops. C. She used coupons and offers worth ? 3,500. D. She collected more Christmas presents than needed. 22. What does “breaking the bank” in the third paragraph mean? A. Buying presents of low quality. B. Spending more money than you have. C. Breaking into the bank. D. Taking out money from the bank. 23. What really inspired Emma to help people save money? A. Her addiction to bargain-hunting. B. The financial difficulties she shared with her ex-partner. C. The poor situation people around her were going through. D. Her experience of running an unsuccessful business.
24. Which of the following can best describe Emma? A. Ambitious and creative. B. Sensitive and determined. C. Brave and lucky. D. Careful and caring. B Can you imagine a world without chocolate? It's not something I'd 1ike to do. So I was relieved to read that there’s a university with a programme to safeguard the future of chocolate! The University of Reading, in England, has just opened a new clearing house for all the world’s new cocoa varieties. They must be quarantined(隔 离检疫)before they can be grown. Why? Cocoa production hit a record high of 4.4 million tons last year but about 30％of the precious crop is regularly lost to pests and diseases. Now we don’t want that, do we? Demand for chocolate has been increasing faster than the world supply of cocoa and researchers think that new varieties are key to solving this problem. The University of Reading has been protecting the quality of the new crops since 1985, after it took over the task from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew，London. And it has improved its facilities. The leader of the institution’s cocoa project，Professor Paul Hadley, says, “One of the main issues concerning cocoa improvement is the supply of reliably clean，healthy，interesting cocoa material.” The cocoa centre has a collection of 400 plant varieties and their greenhouse uses a lot of energy to keep them in tropical conditions. After up to two years in quarantine, clean and safe seeds are sent to some 20 countries, including several in West Africa. That’s where 75％of the cocoa used for chocolate worldwide comes from. The crop is extremely important for the local economy: it employs about two million people. Professor Hadley says he works with a small team of skilled technicians who look after the collection. And more of us seem to count on them now. The scientist says, “There is some concern within the industry that demand is increasing constantly, particularly in countries like China, where the standard of living is increasing and people are getting a taste for different chocolates.” 25. What is the text mainly about? A. Safeguarding cocoa seeds. B. Planting cocoa worldwide. C. Keeping cocoa in greenhouse. D. Finding the new market for cocoa. 26. The institution’s cocoa project is to_______. A. have cocoa skin removed B. offer more jobs to people C. ensure the quality of cocoa D. supply cocoa for two million people 27. What does the last paragraph tell us? A. The taste of chocolates is changing. B. Demand for cocoa is increasing fast. C. People are concerned about cocoa varieties. D. Chinese have a long history of eating chocolates. 28. What’s the purpose of the text?
A. To educate.
B. To advertise.
C. To warn. D. To inform.
C Three years ago when I was just a freshman in high school, the busy spring season was approaching quickly. I was already preparing to play the saxophone（萨克斯） in my school's pit orchestra for the musical that year, for state solo and ensemble（合奏）, and softball tryouts（选 拔赛） were just around the corner. It was only the second day of tryouts—a Tuesday. Adults were hitting pop-ups in the outfield as a drill（训练）. The drill was poorly set up, however, as two lines were formed in both the right and left outfields as the adults hit fly balls from the line towards center field. When it was my turn, I stepped up and the ball was hit. I turned and started to run back, but soon realized the ball was hit way too hard for me to catch. I turned around to run and get it... Then I recall waking up on the ground. As it turns out, when I turned to retrieve（取回） the ball, I ran into another player, my front teeth piercing her forehead. As one could imagine, I was horrified! My right front tooth was very loose and about to fall out. With the musical only four days away and state solo and ensemble a week away, It was vexatious! After going to the dentist and getting my tooth fixed, I went home and to bed after taking the prescribed painkillers. That Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I performed in the musical. I also went to state solo and ensemble the week after and received a one (the best score one can receive), regardless of the pain and discomfort I endured. I was determined to do what I love—play music... and I did. 29. How was the drill place? A. It was not good. B. It was new. C. It was too hard. D. It was too high. 30. How were the author’s teeth hurt? A. They were hit by the ball. B. They knocked into the ground. C. They hit a woman’s forehead. D. They were hit by an adult. 31. It can be inferred from the last paragraph that ______. A. there was nothing wrong with the author’s teeth B. the accident affected the author’s performances C. the author liked and devoted to music very much D. the author felt a little disappointed after taking medicine D The poaching, or illegal killing, of rhinos(犀牛) in South Africa is growing worse each year. The government recently reported that a record number of rhinos were poached in 2014, a year which had more rhino killings in South Africa than ever before. The World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, says about 20,000 rhinos live in South Africa. That is more than 80 percent of the rhinos in the world. Edna Molewa, South Africa’s environmental issues
minister, says, “During 2014, we are sad to say this, 1, 215 rhinos were killed. This is a rise in the number of poached rhinos from 1004 in 2013 and indeed very worrying.” The animals are hunted for their horns(犀牛角). Many people in Asia believe the horn has curing power, which drives poachers, at all costs, mad for more horns. But there is no scientific evidence for this belief. The horn is made of keratin. That is the same thing as human hair, fingernails and toenails. Ms Molewa said 386 suspected poachers were arrested last year, an increase from the year before. But rhino protection workers say poachers often go unpunished after arrest. South Africa’s legal system is ineffective. Ms Molewa said more needs to be done and South Africa is taking strong measures to protect rhinos. The efforts include moving some of the animals to secret places in neighboring countries. “Now approximately 100 rhinos have been moved to neighboring states in the SADC region during 2014 and 200 more rhinos will be moved this year” Molewa said. Jo Shaw, the rhino program manager at the WWF, said, “We’re talking about a loss of a hundred rhinos a month. Or more than three a day. We really need to see effective action not just at a national level but internationally.” She says officials should find the criminal groups responsible for the poaching and punish them. Government officials are to meet in Botswana in March at the Inter-governmental Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. 32. What do we know about rhinos? A. Half of the rhinos live in South Africa. B. Less than 1, 000 rhinos were killed in 2013. C. The killing reached the highest point in 2014. D. There are only 20, 000 rhinos left in the world. 33. What is the main reason for people to hunt rhinos? A. To get more keratin. C. To use them for decoration. 34. Jo Shaw thinks that_________. A. many criminal groups are well organized B. new laws are needed to punish the killers C. rhino protection needs international cooperation D. conferences about protecting rhinos are to be held every year 35. What can we infer from the text? A. Rhino protection has a long way to go. B. No one would like to buy horns in the future. C. The illegal killing of rhinos will soon disappear. D. Rhinos living in South Africa will move to other countries. 第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 3 分，满分 15 分） B. To protect the farmland. D. To make money from horns.
根据短文内容，从短文后的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。 Do you have a spare room in your house? Do you like to share your driveway in front of your garage with others? 36 Many people are benefiting from this new business of renting. Perhaps the best-known example of a company in this field is Airbnb—an American web business which allows you to rent out your spare room to holidaymakers. It says it operates in 34,000 cities and it has 800,000 listings of rooms and apartments.37 A British company is doing something with parking spaces. JustPark’s founder，Anthony Eskinazi, says, “When I had the original idea. I spotted a driveway close to a spots stadium. It would have been so convenient if I could have just parked in that driveway rather than in a commercial car park.” 38 Around 20,000 people have advertised their spaces on the website, and he says around half a million drivers use it. 39 They are people who run things like traditional hotels and commercial car parks. They are afraid of ending up losing money. 40 Regulations for these new businesses are unclear. How will renting out your driveway affect your neighbor? Because this is a new business world, those rules aren’t there yet. A. They seem to have occupied the majority of the market. B. Both of these can help you make money. C. And there is another problem. D. And his great idea has proved a success. E. But the new business of renting has its competitors. F. There are many ways to earn money. G. A commercial car park is inconvenient. 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 55 分） 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填人空白处 的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Since my childhood, I always dreamed of becoming a full-time writer. Two years after my graduation, I 41 my job and made up my mind to realize my 42 . No one could tell me 43 I would succeed or not. I rented a cold storage room in a building, set up a used desk and 44 to write. I had too many things to write and I had to write because the 45 was full of my heart. After a year or so, however, I began to doubt myself. I found it 46 to earn my living by selling what I wrote. I can’t remember how many times my novels were 47 during that year. But I 48 to put my dream to the test—even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of 49 . I believed anyone with a dream must learn to struggle for the 50 . During the most difficult period of my life, one of my classmates came to see me and tried to 51 me, “Yun, come to our company, and we will 52 you 2,000 yuan a month.” 2,000 yuan was really a big 53 at that time. It would enable me to live 54 . As the money were dancing in my 55 , something cleared my senses. Hadn’t I dreamed of being a writer? A full-time writer. “Thanks, but no,” I said 56 , “I’m going to stick to writing.” Again and again, I said to myself, “I will be 57 . People will love my novels.” Finally my first novel was 58 in 1991. I had the kind of fame and success that few writers ever 59 .
Twenty years have passed, but the effect it had on my life has lasted. Now I often 60 the time working in that cold storage room. I will say, “Anyone with a dream, courage and persistence will be successful.” 41. A. attained B. quit C. paused D. seized 42. A. project B. glory C. dream D. liberty 43. A. whether B. what C. that D. when 44. A. gave away B. settled down C. put down D. took over 45. A. principle B. justice C. career D. enthusiasm 46. A. difficult B. changeable C. permanent D. skeptical 47. A. adjusted B. attacked C. registered D. rejected 48. A. pretended B. determined C. waited D. agreed 49. A. anxiety B. prejudice C. failure D. opportunity 50. A. intelligence B. fantasy C. reputation D. goal 51. A. persuade B. donate C. inform D. require 52. A. sponsor B. assist C. pay D. earn 53. A. account B. money C. scale D. fortune 54. A. steadier B. handier C. better D. happier 55. A. hand B. head C. table D. wallet 56. A. doubtfully B. eagerly C. firmly D. consciously 57. A. successful B. lucky C. creative D. confident 58. A. sold B. advocated C. published D. allocated 59. A. experienced B. adopted C. associated D. deposited 60. A. understood B. recalled C. reminded D. assumed
第 II 卷 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 55 分） 第二节（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。 I'd like to talk about the school system in Australia today. The school system in Australia does depend on (61) you go to a private school or a public school. In the state I’m from, there are a lot of private schools, and generally they are single-sex high schools. The public high schools are generally (62) (mix). All of the private high schools insist that you should wear their school uniforms, (63) that might mean (64) (wear) a school tie and a school jacket. However, the public high schools often give you a (65) (choose) of whether you want to wear a uniform or not. The school classes generally start anywhere (66) 8:30 and 9 o’clock in the morning and run (67) 3:30 in the afternoon, and they’re followed by after-school (68) (active) like sports and music theater. The school year generally starts in the (69) (begin) on February, after our summer vacation, which lasts about six weeks around the Christmas period. The only thing I don't like about our school system is the idea of the difference in quality of education between the private and the public schools. It remains (70) (see) whether you can get a better education, even if you are in a private high school. Most of our public high schools are quite good. 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） I'm Li Hua and I'm writing to apply for the assistant post you advertised on Internet.
It is stated in my resume, I graduated from Zhejiang University with outstanding academic performances. I have a good command of English, and which is an advantage when apply for a job like this. Among all the factor, cooperation is the most important strength of' a good assistant. I think I do good in the team work and I'm good at communicate with different people. Besides, I once get a part-time job in 2012 in Shandong Province and gained some precious work experience. Since your company attaches important to employees' creativity, that's an honor for me to be one of your staff. I'm positive that I can be capable of this job if offered the chance. Thanks for your consideration. 笫二节 书面表达（满分 25 分） 假定你是新华中学学生李华， 于 5 月 1 日在 Amazon 图书网站购买了外文小说 Twilight。 在阅读过程中，发现小说缺页严重，你想通过网站客服解决该问题，特写了一封邮件，内容 如下：1. 购书时间及书名；2.书籍的问题；3. 希望有合理的解决方法；4. 期待尽快得到回 复并表示感谢。 要求：1. 包括所有内容； 2. 信的开头已写好(不计入总词数)； 3. 词数：100 左右。 Dear Sir / Madam,
Yours, Li Hua
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