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【英语】浙江省台州中学2015-2016学年高二上学期期中考试

台州中学2015学年第一学期期中试题

高二英语

命题人:王燕敏审定人:单仲春

注意:本试卷分为卷I(选择题)和卷II(非选择题)两部分,满分150分,考试时间120分钟;所有答案一律做在答题卷上。

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.What does the woman want to do?

A. Rent an apartment.

B. Sell the house.

C. Have dinner.

2.How did the man find out about the weather?

A. He watched TV.

B. He listened to the radio.

C. He read the newspaper.

3.What does the man mean?

A.He will be living near the woman.

B.He welcomes the woman’s phone calls.

C.He will call the woman to tell her some jokes.

4.When will the concert start?

A. 6:00.

B. 7:00.

C. 8:00

5.Who is Tom?

A. The man’s son.

B. The woman’s patient.

C. The woman’s son.

第二节(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)

听下面五段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有2至4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5秒钟的时间阅读各个小题;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.Where did the woman just come back from?

A. Greece.

B. England.

C. Singapore.

7.Why is the woman planning to go on her next trip?

A.To see her friend.

B.To see the beautiful scenery.

C.To see her favorite singer perform.

听第7段材料,回答第8、9题。

8.What did the woman look like in high school?

A.She was the prettiest girl in her grade.

B.She had dark hair and wore glasses.

C.She was heavier than she is now.

9.What can we learn about the man?

A.He didn’t recognize the woman.

B.He wasn’t the woman’s lab partner.

C.He didn’t actually go to Washington High School.

听第8段材料,回答第10至12题。

10.When did the man begin to look for an apartment?

A. Four months ago.

B. Three months ago.

C. Two weeks ago.

11.Where did the man get his furniture?

A.He bought it a long time ago.

B.It came with the apartment.

C.His wife bought most of it recently.

12.What will the woman probably do next?

A.Go to wash her hands.

B.Have something to eat and drink.

C.Walk around the apartment by herself.

听第9段材料,回答第13至16题。

13.Why did the man come to the store?

A.To shop for a new bike.

B.To have his bike repaired.

C.To have smaller wheels for his bike.

14.What does the woman suggest the man do?

A.Trade in his bike for a new one.

B.Change the bike’s frame (车架) instead.

C.Give the bike back to his cousin.

15.What does the man say he will do?

A.Get a new bike right away.

http://www.wendangku.net/doc/46cacf05777f5acfa1c7aa00b52acfc788eb9f79.htmle back tomorrow with his bike.

C.Shop around for a better one.

16.How does the man feel in the end?

A. Disappointed.

B. Sad.

C. Excited. 听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。

17.What situation does the speaker mention in the beginning?

A.Children only eating fast food.

B.Children not wanting to eat dinner.

C.Children not wanting to eat vegetables.

18.What is one of the foods that the speaker mentions?

A. Noodles.

B. Salads.

C. Pies.

19.According to the speaker, what is the best thing about Magic Spice(调味品)?

A. It is healthy.

B. It comes in many flavors.

C. It can be added to any dishes.

20.How can shoppers get a discount on Magic Spice?

A.By buying it online.

B.By looking for specially marked packages(包装).

C.By using a special card in the supermarket.

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,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,选出最佳选项,并在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。

A

In 1978, I was 18 and was working as a nurse in a small town about 270 km away from Sydney, Australia. I was looking forward to having five days off from duty. Unfortunately, the only one train a day back to my h ome in Sydney had already left. So I thought I’d hitch a ride (搭便车).

I waited by the side of the highway for three hours but no one stopped for me. Finally, a man walked over and introduced himself as Gordon. He said that although he couldn’t give me a li ft, I should come back to his house for lunch. He noticed me standing for hours in the November heat and thought I must be hungry. I was doubtful as a young girl but he assured (使…放心)me I was safe, and he also offered to help me find a lift home afterwards. When we arrived at his house, he made us sandwiches. After lunch, he helped me find a lift home.

Twenty-five years later, in 2003, while I was driving to a nearby town one day, I saw an elderly man standing in the glaring heat, trying to hitch a ride. I thought it was another chance to repay someone for the favour I’d been given decades earlier. I pulled over and picked him up. I made him comfortable on the back seat and offered him some water.

After a few moments of small talk, the man said to me, “You haven’t changed a bit, even your red hair is still the same.”

I couldn’t remember where I’d met him. He then told me he was the man who had given me lunch and helped me find a lift all those years ago. It was Gordon.

21. The author had to hitch a ride one day in 1978 because .

A. her work delayed her trip to Sydney

B. she missed the only train back home

C. she was going home for her holidays

D. the town was far away from Sydney

22. Which of the following did Gordon do according to Paragraph 2?

A. He helped the girl find a ride.

B. He gave the girl a ride back home.

C. He bought sandwiches for the girl.

D. He watched the girl for three hours.

23.The reason why the author offered a lift to the elderly man was that .

A. she realized he was Gordon

B. she had known him for decades

C. she was going to the nearby town

D. she wanted to repay the favour she once got

24. What does the author want to tell the readers through the story?

A. Those who give rides will be repaid.

B. Good manners bring about happiness.

C. Giving sometimes produces nice results.

D. People should offer free rides to others.

B

University Room Regulations

Approved and Prohibited Items

The following items are approved for use in residential (住宿的) rooms: electric blankets, hair dryers, personal computers, radios, televisions and DVD players. Items that are not allowed in student rooms include: candles, ceiling fans, fireworks, waterbeds, sun lamps and wireless routers. Please note that any prohibited items will be taken away by the Office of Residence Life.

Access to Residential Rooms

Students are provided with a combination (组合密码) for their room door locks upon check-in. Do not share your room door lock combination with anyone. The Office of Residence Life may change the door lock combination at any time at the expense of the resident if it is found that the student has shared the combination with others. The fee is $25 to change a room combination.

Cooking Policy

Students living in buildings that have kitchens are only permitted to cook in the kitchen. Students must clean up after cooking. This is not the responsibility of housekeeping staff. Kitchens that are not kept clean may be closed for use. With the exception of using a small microwave oven (微波炉) to heat food, students are not permitted to cook in their rooms.

Pet Policy

No pets except fish are permitted in student rooms. Students who are found with pets, whether visiting or owned by the student, are subject to an initial fine of $100 and a continuing fine of $50 a day per pet. Students receive written notice when the fine goes into effect. If, one week from the date of written notice, the pet is not removed, the student is referred to the Student Court.

Quiet Hours

Residential buildings must maintain an atmosphere that supports the academic mission of the University. Minimum quiet hours in all campus residences are 11:00 pm to 8:00 am Sunday through Thursday. Quiet hours on Friday and Saturday nights are 1:00 am to 8:00 am. Students who violate quiet hours are subject to a fine of $25.

25. Which of the following items are allowed in student rooms?

A. Ceiling fans and waterbeds.

B. Wireless routers and radios.

C. Hair dryers and candles.

D. TVs and electric blankets.

26. What do we know about the cooking policy?

A. A microwave oven can be used.

B. Cooking in student rooms is permitted.

C. A housekeeper is to clean up the kitchen.

D. Students are to close kitchen doors after cooking.

27. When can students enjoy a party in residences?

A. 7:00 am, Sunday.

B. 7:30 am, Thursday.

C. 11:30 pm, Monday.

D. 00:30 am, Saturday.

C

For some people, music is no fun at all. About four percent of the population is what

scientists call “amusic.” People who are amusic are born without the ability to recognize or reproduce musical notes (音调). Amusic people often cannot tell the difference between two songs.

Amusics can only hear the difference between two notes if they are very far apart on the musical

scale.

As a result, songs sound like noise to an amusic. Many amusics compare the sound of music

to pieces of metal hitting each other. Life can be hard for amusics. Their inability to enjoy music

sets them apart from others. It can be difficult for other people to identify with their condition. In

fact, most people cannot begin to grasp what it feels like to be amusic. Just going to a restaurant or a shopping mall can be uncomfortable or even painful. That is why many amusics intentionally stay away from places where there is music. However, this can result in withdrawal and social isolation. “I used to hate parties,” says Margaret, a seventy-year-old woman who only recently discovered that she was amusic. By studying people like Margaret, scientists are finally learning how to identify this unusual condition.

Scientists say that the brains of amusics are different from the brains of people who can appreciate music. The difference is complex, and it doesn’t involve defective hearing. Amusics can understand other nonmusical sounds well. They also have no problems understanding ordinary speech. Scientists compare amusics to people who just can’t see certain colors.

Many amusics are happy when their condition is finally diagnosed (诊断). For years, Margaret felt embarrassed about her problem with music. Now she knows that she is not alone. There is a name for her condition. That makes it easier for her to explain. “When people invite me to a concert, I just say, ‘No thanks, I’m amusic,’” says Margaret. “I just wish I had le arned to say that when I was seventeen and not seventy.”

28. Which of the following is true of amusics?

A. They can easily tell two different songs apart.

B. Listening to music is far from enjoyable for them.

C. Their situation is well understood by musicians.

D. They love places where they are likely to hear music.

29. According to paragraph3, a person with “defective hearing” is probably one who __________.

A. dislikes listening to speeches

B. can hear anything nonmusical

C. has a hearing problem

D. lacks a complex hearing system

30. What is the passage mainly concerned with?

A. Amusics’ strange behaviours.

B. Some people’s inability to enjoy music.

C. Musical talent and brain structure.

D. Identification and treatment of amusics.

D

I have happy memories of trips to Europe, but my trip to Romania (罗马尼亚) was unique. When I was there as recalled, it was like being in a “James Bond” movie. My husband was born there, but his family sent him to study in Italy. Before he left, his mother told him, “As long as I write in pencil, don’t come back. When I write to you in pen, it’s safe to return.” But she nev er wrote in pen.

My husband lived a poor life in Italy. He applied to go to America, but there was a limit in number and he was rejected. He was accepted by Canada, though, and from Calgary he jumped onto a train to San Francisco. There he stayed —illegally. He became a US citizen when we got married. By then he was a charming European with a Romanian accent and the manners of a prince.

With seven years’ experience in America, a US passport, and two children later, he felt it was safe to visit Roma nia. He hadn’t seen his mother, two sisters, and two brothers since he was sixteen. We flew to Munich, Germany; picked up the German-made car we had purchased in the States; and drove to Romania via Austria and Hungary. When we reached Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, his family was waiting outside his sister’s house to greet us. After a long time of hugging, kissing, and crying, his family also hugged me, the American wife with two young children. They had great interest in me. Few Americans visited Romania at that time, and most Romanians had little chance to travel. I had brought an English-Romanian dictionary with me and managed to communicate, using only nouns, with no verbs. My Romanian improved, and the family’s stock of English words increased, but mostly I spoke in broken, New York-accented Romanian. The sisters loved their gifts of skirts and purses, the brothers loved the radios, and the children loved the candy. We made side trips to the Black Sea and enjoyed sightseeing in beautiful mountains. Dining at outdoor cafes to the music of violins was fantastic with fancy flavor, but nothing was as special as family dinners.

Romania didn’t have many dry cleaners. Most homes had old-fashioned washing machines but no dryers, and it was a hot summer. My husband’s relatives didn’t want to risk dirtying their clothes. Their solution was as simple as it was shocking: the women only wore their bras(胸罩) and slips (衬裙) at dinner table. The men were eating without shirts. They all had jobs, so time was precious. Having dinner without proper clothes was a small inconvenience compared with the effort of washing clothes —at least in my husband’s home, perhaps all across Romania. I, of

course, having just met them, ate fully clothed. I washed my clothes by hand and hung them outdoors to dry.

On the last night of our three-week stay, we had a large family dinner. I was tired of washing my clothes. So I pulled my dress over my head and placed it on the chair behind me. All men and women applauded for my action. Even with my poor Romanian, I understood that they were saying, “She’s part of our family now.”

My children were 4 and 5 at the time, but they still have memories of that trip. They know how to say, “Good morning.” and “There are apricots (杏子) on the tree.” I can still say, “Do you speak Romanian?” and “I swim in the Black Sea.” But most of all, I remember sitting at a long dining-room table in my bra, enjoying meatballs with fresh garlic (大蒜).

31. From Para.1, we learn that ________.

A. a trip to Europe would be dangerous

B. the mother didn’t want to see her son

C. Romania might be unsafe at that time

D. the mother didn’t like to write in pen

32. The writer’s husband became an American citizen through ________.

A. experiences

B. application

C. illegal stay

D. marriage

33. What made the writer feel special about the family dinner in Romania?

A. The way people dressed .

B. The way people spoke.

C. The fantastic violin music.

D. The fancy food flavor.

34. The write r was completely accepted by her husband’s family when ________.

A. she offered gifts to the whole family

B. she spoke her husband’s language

C. she washed all the clothes by hand

D. she had dinner in bra like other ladies

35. The writer shared her story to say ________.

A. “East or west, home is the best”

B. “When in Rome do as the Romans do”

C. “Marry a dog and follow the dog forever”

D. “The course of true love never runs smooth”

第二节(共5小题;每小题2分,满分10分)

根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。选项中有两项为多余选项。

Building Trust in a Relationship Again

Trust is a learned behavior that we gain from past experiences. 36 Trust is a risk. But you can’t be successful when there’s a lack of trust in a relationship that results fr om an action where the wrongdoer takes no responsibility to fix the mistake.

Unfortunately, we’ve all been victims of betrayal. Whether we’ve been stolen from, lied to, misled, or cheated on, there are different levels of losing trust. 37 They’ve bee n too badly hurt and they can’t bear to let it happen again. It’s understandable, but if you’re willing to build trust in a relationship again, we have some steps you can take to get you there.

●Learn to really trust yourself. Having confidence in yourself will help you make better choices because you can see what the best outcome would be for your well-being.

●38 If you’ve been betrayed, you are the victim of your circumstance. But there’s a difference between being a victim and living with a “victim mentality”. At some point in all of our lives, we’ll have our trust tested or violated.

●39 Once trust is lost, what is left? Instead of looking at the situation from this hopeless angle, look at everything you still have and be thankful for all of the good in your life.

40 Instead, it’s a healthy way to work through the experience to allo w room for positive growth and forgiveness.

A. You didn’t lose “everything”

B. It is putting confidence in someone.

C. Stop regarding yourself as the victim.

D. Sometimes people simply can’t trust anymore.

E. Remember that you can expect the best in return.

F. This knowledge carries over in their attitude toward their future relationships.

G. Seeing the positive side of things doesn’t mean you’re ignoring what happened.

第三部分英语知识运用(共两节,满分40分)

第一节完形填空(共15小题;每小题2分,满分30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,选出可以填入空