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2016-2017学年湖南省双峰县第一中学高二下学期期中考试英语试题

双峰一中2017年上学期高二期中考试英语试题

第I卷(共90分)

第一部分听力(共两节,满分20分)

第一节(共5个小题;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,从每题所给的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 will Dorothy do on the weekend?

A. Go out with her friend.

B. Work on her paper.

C. Make some plans.

2. Where are the speakers?

A. In a store.

B. In a classroom.

C. At a hotel.

3. What is the man complaining?

A. The meat tastes like leather.

B. The meat is too hard to eat.

C. The bone breaks his tooth.

4. Where are the speakers?

A. At a library.

B. At a computer lab.

C. At a printing shop.

5. What color is Mary’s coat?

A. Yellow.

B. Black.

C. Brown.

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,各小题给出5秒种的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。听第6段材料,回答第6、7题。

6. Who is holding a party tonight?

A. David.

B. Nancy.

C. Laura.

7. Where is Tom going tonight?

A. To a pub.

B. To a library.

C. To a theater.

听第7段材料,回答第8、9题。

8. Where has Barbara been?

A. Milan.

B. Florence.

C. Rome.

9. What has Barbara got in her suitcase?

A. Shoes.

B. Stones.

C. Books.

听第8段材料,回答第10至12题。

10. What’s the possible relationship between the two speakers?

A. Professor and student.

B. Boss and employee.

C. Colleagues.

11. What report did the woman write?

A. A news report.

B. An accident report.

C. An annual report.

12. What is the woman possibly worrying about?

A. The man is still angry with her.

B. Her report will not pass through.

C. Nobody helps her work.

听第9段材料,回答第13 至16题。

13. Who could the man speaker most probably be?

A. A person who saw the accident.

B. The driver of the lorry.

C. A police officer.

14. What was Mrs. Franks doing when the accident took place?

A. Walking along Churchchill Avenue.

B. Getting ready to cross the road.

C. Standing outside the bank.

15. When did the accident happen?

A. At about 8:00am.

B. At about 9:00am.

C. At about 10:00am.

16. How did the accident happen?

A. A lorry hit a car

B. A car ran into the street.

C. A bank clerk rushed into the street. 听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。

17. What is followed by the weather report?

A. A music program.

B. Some traffic news.

C. A story about Britney Spears.

18. What does the speaker suggest drivers do?

A. Take umbrellas with them.

B. Drive carefully and slowly.

C. Avoid the Tokyo Tower Tonight.

19. What will the weather be like this weekend?

A. Rainy.

B. Cloudy.

C. Sunny.

20. Where will the speaker probably go this weekend?

A. To the radio station.

B. To the park.

C. To the Tokyo Tower.

第二部分阅读理解(共20小题;每小题2分,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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

A

International Men's Day is held on Nov. 19th every year. To make this day, we have chosen a number of macho(男子气概的)holidays suitable for men who want to be men and do manly things.

For the hunter

A trip to the 7th Rise in Cornwall, England, Offers the most exciting experience. A stay in the traditional Cornish farmhouse on the bank of the River Fal is filled with activities that will put hairs on your chest. The price is £275 per person for two nights, including all activities and food. The farmhouse can sleep at least 10 people.

For the whisky experts

The southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides. Islay is home to whisky factories, including its most famous Laphroaig, known for its strong taste. Visiting the island is more about a whisky tour, of which the Laphroaig tour is a must; there are also plenty of opportunities for bird-watching, fishing and playing golf. The price is £305 per person for three nights, including all activities.

For the well-read

A new hotel in Tokyo, known as an “accommodation bookshop”, has opened. Book and Bed offers beds hidden behind library shelves filled with 1,700 books in Japanese and English. You are sure to see plenty of rich furniture and wonderful books. The price is ¥ 1,000 JPY for one night.

For the lone wolf

Find loneliness in the wildest reaches of Britain, beyond valleys and across mountains, and then after a long, soul-searching hike, settle down for the night in a simple shelter known as a bothy(茅屋). There are more than 100 across the UK, most in Scotland. They are actually stone

“tents”, with no promise of running water, electricity, or beds, but they can offer shelter, and are free to use.

21. The underlined phras e “put hairs on your chest” probably means the activities will .

A. make more hairs grow on your chest

B. make you stronger and manlier

C. make your hair attractive

D. be of great benefit to you

22. What can you do on the island of the Inner Hebrides?

a. taste a famous whisky

b. visit a beer factory

c. watch golf matches

d. watch birds

e. go fishing

A. a-c-d

B. b-d-e

C. b-c-e

D. a-d-e

23. The least expensive accommodation is the one offered to .

A. the lone wolf

B. the book lover

C. the whisky expert

D. the hunter

B

Last week I visited one of my old neighborhoods in Washington D.C.I had not been there for twenty years and as I walked along the street, my mind was flooded by memories of the past. I saw the old apartment building where I had lived and the playground where I had played. As I viewed these once familiar surroundings, images of myself as a child there came to mind. However, what I saw and what I remembered were not the same. I sadly realized that the best memories are those left untouched.

My old apartment building, as I remember, was bright and alive. It was more than just a place to live. It was a movie house, a space station, or whatever my young mind could imagine. I would steal away with my friends and play in the basement. This was always exciting because it was so cool and dark, and there were so many things there to hide among. There was a small river in the back of the building. We would go there to lie in the shade of trees and enjoy ourselves.

However, what I saw was completely different. The apartment building was now in disrepair. What was once more than a place to live looked hardly worth living in. The windows were all broken. The once clean walls were covered with dirty marks. The river was hardly recognizable. The water was polluted and the trees and flowers were all dead. The once sweet-smelling river now smelled terrible. It was really heartbreaking to see all this.

I do not regret having seen my old neighborhood. However, I do not think my innocent childhood memories can ever be the same. I suppose it is true when they say, “You can never go home again.”

24. In the first two paragraphs of the passage the writer tells us that _________.

A. he was very imaginative when he was a child

B. he came from a very poor neighborhood

C. he lived in Washington

D.C. for twenty years

D. he had pleasant memories of his old neighborhood

25. How did the writer feel when he visited his old neighborhood in Washington D.C.?

A. Very sad.

B. Quite excited.

C. Very regretful.

D. Greatly surprised.

26. On his visit to his hometown, the writer found the old apartment bu ilding __________.

A. had been repaired

B. seemed unfit to live in

C. could hardly be recognized

D. looked dirty and smelt horrible

27. “You can never go home again” in the last sentence of the passage means that _________.

A. a visit to one's hometown will bring back many sad memories

B. one should never revisit his hometown after many years of absence

C. one will never find his hometown the same as it was in his childhood memory

D. a visit to one's hometown will bring back one's pleasant memories of home

C

NEW YORK— Picking a Christmas tree takes most people a few minutes, or a couple of hours if they head for the woods. Dave Murbach needs 11 months.

Almost every day of every year, Murbach’s thoughts turn to vision of a perfectly shaped evergreen tree that will take everyone's breath away.

Murbach is the man responsible for finding the towering tree that makes more attractive Manhattan’s Rockef eller Center each Christmas season.

“I'm always looking for a tree,” the center's chief gardener says. “I look for it even when I go to the beach in the summer. It’s like a homework assignment hanging over your head.”

And if he gets it wrong, there's nothing hiding it.

“Every day it's up, 400,000 people go by, and 2.5 million people watch the lighting

celebration on television,”he says.

This year’s tree, a 74-foot Nomy spruce (云杉) from Richfield, Ohio, flown to New York on the world's largest cargo plane, was lighted on December 2.

The arrival of the tree leads in the Christmas season in New York — a tradition dating back to 1931, when the workers building Rockefeller Center put up a small tree with ornaments.

The search for the next year's tree starts soon after the old tree is chopped up for wood chips and horse-jumping logs.

Murbach has three standards: The tree must be at least 65 feet high, at least 35 feet across and leaves dense enough not to see through.

That's not as simple as it sounds. Though forests are full of evergreens, few get enough sunlight or space to fill out. And branches in snow regions often break under the weight, making trees unbalanced.

Back at the office, he sorts through hundreds of letters from people offering their trees, many addressed simply to “Mr. Christmas Tree Man.”

Though there was occasional anxiety attack and sleepless night, Murbach knows the effect the tree has on people: “It's for bringing people together, attempting to bring together people you love. That's what I hope it sets off.” But Murbach says he's always too worn out to celebrate Christmas.

28. Which is the correct order of the events in the passage?

a. Murbach’s thoughts turn to a perfectly shaped tree.

b. 2.5 million people watch the Christmas tree.

c. The tree is flown to New York.

d. It was lighted on December 2.

e. The tree is chopped up.

f. Murbach searches for the tree.

A. a, b, c, d, e, f

B. c, d, b, f, e, a

C. c, d, e, b, a, f

D. a, f, c, d, b, e

29. Why does Murbach take his job seriously?

A. Because he wants everyone to be happy with his choice.

B. Because he hopes to make everybody unable to breathe.

C. Because he enjoys showing off.

D. Because he wishes to attract people's attention to himself.

30. According to Murbach' s standard of trees, the best tree must _____.

A. be evergreen

B. have lots of space between their branches

C. be tall enough not to see through

D. be equally balanced

31. What kind of person do you think Murbach is?

A. A person always ignoring his family.

B. A person full of love.

C. A person devoted to his work.

D. A person with great anxiety.

D

Technology improves our lives but ruins those of everyone who hangs out with us. I spend nearly as much of my life waiting for people I’m with to answer a call, text back or finish a tweet (发帖)as they do waiting for me.

I’ve already known that owning Googl e Glass---the eyeglasses with a computer attached---will completely turn my life into a virtual reality(虚拟实境)exactly like moving my cell phone fives inches closer to my face. What I need to know is what it’s like to communicate with someone who’s wearing G oogle Glass.

I invited Heather Anne Campbell to have lunch with me and wear her Google Glass the whole time. Heather, a comedian who appears on the new Whose Line Is It Away?, is one of about 8000 people Google chose to buy the $ 1500 device before it’s ma de available to the public.

I did not think our lunch would go well since I’m one of the few people who believe putting your phone on the table suggests that you don’t think I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body.

When Heather arrived, I noticed that while she is very attractive, she looks even better wearing her Google Glass. Shortly after sitting down, Heather told me that she would never actually wear these glasses to a lunch. “It’s a social threat.” She explained, since by moving h er head or saying an order, she could make the glasses shoot video or , worse, look me up on Wikipedia, which would certainly end lunch early. Besides, you can’t be nearly as secret with Glass as I thought: I could find when the tiny screen over her left e ye was on , so I’d know immediately if she wasn’t really paying attention.

It’s not the technology that makes the Glassbole (a person who talks to their Google Glass

often without noticing the outside world ); it’s the person using the technology. There’s a chance that by making the first Glass wearers hand in plans on how they’d use them ,they’ll set a good example. Maybe, in fact, Google will be responsible enough to never sell me one.

32.Why did the author invite Heather to lunch?

A. To borrow her Google Glass.

B. To talk about her new comedy.

C. To interview her about the user experience.

D. To experience Google Glass as a lunch companion.

33.The author didn’t expect the lunch to be good because he thought_________.

A. he couldn’t tell good stories.

B. Heather might not like his cooking.

C. Heather’s Google Glass would be a problem.

D. their lunch would be disturbed by Heather’s fans.

34.What does Heather mean by saying “It’s a social threat” in Paragraph 5?

A. Google Glass is bad for interpersonal communication.

B. Google Glass causes great harm to her health.

C. Conversation can’t go on with Google Glass.

D. One has no secrets with Google Glass.

35.What’s the best title of the passage?

A. Heather Anne Campbell

B. Google Glass

C. Modern Communications

D. The Widespread Use of Phone

第二节(共5小题;每小题2分,满分10分)

根据短文内容,从文后的选项中选出能填人空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。Having met someone interesting, you may want to learn more about that person. 36._______ However, it will be easy to do with some careful plans.

37.________ If you show the person who you are, he or she can easily expose himself or herself to you. You can also learn about the interests of the person by displaying yours.

Pay attention to the person’s reactions to different incidents. 38.______Every day you have many chances to see what the person does when different things happen. This will help you to see