2015-2016年秋高二英语上学期期末试卷(带答案)

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2015-2016年秋高二英语上学期期末试卷(带答案)

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2015-2016学年度上学期高二英语期末试卷
         考试时间120分钟     试题分数 150     命题人 于翠艳
                         卷I
第一部分:听力
第一节
1. Whose wallet probably is it?
A. the woman’s           B. The man’s           C. Gina’s
2.  What is the date today?
   A. May 1st               B. May 2nd              C. May 3rd
3.  Who made the woman’s personal web page?
   A. She herself            B. Her friend.           C. The man
4. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A town              B. An accident          C. A murder
5. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
   A. Relatives.             B. Colleagues.           C. Neighbors.
第二节(共15小题;每小题1.5分,满分22.5分)
 6. What is the man doing?
   A. Watching TV      B. Listening to the radio.    C. Reading the newspaper
7. Why are the rich and famous targets for being talked about according to the man?
   A. The public are interested in them.    B. The public want to laugh at them.
   C. The public want to make them famous.
听第7段材料,回答第8-10题。
8. Why does the man look sad?
A. He had to stop his study.           B. He failed his test again.
C. He couldn’t understand the foreigners.
9. How did the woman improve her French?
 A. By reading French newspapers      B. By watching French films. 
 C. By speaking to herself.
10.  What does the woman suggest the man do?
   A. Be confident.     B. Talk with foreigners     C. Ask the teacher for advice.
听第8段材料,回答第11至13题。
11. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
   A. A basketball game.        B. A volleyball game.   C. A football game.
12. Where did the man go to last night?
   A. A club.                 B. A stadium   .       C.  A meeting.
13. What did the audience think of the game?
A. Exciting              B. Dangerous            C. Unbelievable
听第9段材料,回答第14至16题。
14. What does the woman think of the pink dress?
   A. very cheap               B. ve ry dull           C. of good quality
15. What color of the sweater does the man recommend?
   A. White  .              B. Purple                C. Black
16. What kind of jacket does the woman want ?
   A. a leather one           B. a light one             C. an expensive one
听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。
17. What was Professor Rudd’s trouble?
   A. lack of confidence       B. lack of intelligence .      C. absent-mindedness
18. What did the professor decided to do one hot summer day?
   A. Visit his children who live near the beach.       
B. Have a holiday with his children on the beach.       
C. Take his children to visit his friend in a seaside town.
19. What happened to the professor when he arrived at the station ?
A. he couldn’t contact his friend.        B. He couldn’t find his train tickets.     
C. he couldn’t remember the destination.
20. Why did the professor come back home for the 2nd time?
   A. he forgot his friend’s address.         B. he lost the paper his wife had given him.
C. he forgot to take the train tickets with him.
第二部分:阅读理解( 共 2 节,满分40分)
第一节(共15小题;每小题2分,满分30分)
                                      A    
     “If you want to see something well, reach out and touch it!”
That may seem a strange thing to say. But touching things can help you to see them better.
Your eyes can tell you that a glass ball is round. But by holding it in your hands, you can feel how smooth and cool the ball is. You can feel how heavy the glass is. When you feel all these about the ball, you really see it.
With your skin, you can feel better. For example, your fingers can tell the difference between two coins in your pockets. You can feel a little drop of water on the back of your hand, too.
You can even feel sounds against your skin. Have you ever wanted to know why some people like very loud music? They must like to feel the sounds of music.
All children soon learn what “Don’t touch!” means. They hear it often. Yet most of us keep on touching things as we grow up. In shops, we often have to touch things before we buy them.
The bottoms of our feet can feel things, too. You know this when you walk on warm sand, cool grass or a hard floor. All feel different under your feet.
There are ways of learning to see well by feeling. One way is to close your eyes and try to feel everything that is touching your skin. Feel the shoes on your feet, the clothes on your body, the air on your skin……
Most museums are just for looking. But today some museums have some things to touch. Their signs say, “Do touch!” There you can feel everything on show.
21. By touching things,___________.        .
 A. you will have a strange feeling        B. you will learn how to reach out
 C. you can see things better             D. you can tell what colors they are
22. Which of the following best serves as the best title of the story?
 A. Touching by Feeling             B. To See or to Feel
 C. Seeing by Feeling               D. Seeing Is Believing
23. When people buy things in shops, they often _________        .
 A. try them on first           B. put their right hand on them
 C. just have a look            D. feel and touch them     
                                B
Margaret, married with two small children, has been working for the last seven years as a night cleaner, cleaning offices in a big building.
    She got trained as a nurse, but had to give it up when her elder child became seriously ill. “I would have liked to go back to it , but the shifts(工作班次)are all wrong for me, as I have to be home to get the children up and off to school.”
    So she works as a cleaner instead, from 9 p.m. till 6 a.m. five nights a week for just £ 90, before tax and insurance. “It’s better than it was last year, but I still think that people who work ‘unsocial hours’ should get a bit extra.”
    The hours she’s chosen to work mean that she sees plenty of the children, but very little of her husband. However, she doesn’t think that puts any pressure on their relationship.
    Her work isn’t physically very hard, but it’s not exactly pleasant, either. “I do get angry with people who leave their offices like a place for raising pigs. If they realized people like me have to do it, perhaps they’d be a bit more careful.”
    The fact that she’s working all night doesn’t worry Margaret at all. Unlike some dark buildings at night, the building where she works is fully lit, and the women work in groups of three. “Since I’ve got to be here, I try to enjoy myself-and I usually do, together with the other girls. We all have a good laugh, so the time never drags.”
    Another challenge Margaret has to face is the reaction of other people when she tells them what she does for a living. “They think you’re a cleaner because you don’t know how to read and write,” said Margaret. “I used to think what my parents would say if they knew what I’d been doing, but I don’t think that way any more. I don’t dislike the work though I can’t say I’m mad about it.”
24.Margaret quit her job as a nurse because ______   .
A.she wanted to earn more money to support her family
B.she had suffered a lot of mental pressure
C.she needed the right time to look after her children
D.she felt tired of taking care of patients
25.Margaret gets angry with people who work in the office because ______    .
A.they never clean their offices         B.they look down upon cleaners
C.they never do their work carefully     D. they always make a mess in their offices
26.When at work, Margaret feels   ______    .
A.light-hearted because of her fellow workers    B.happy because the building is fully lit
C.tired because of the heavy workload          D.bored because time passes slowly
27.The underlined part in the last paragraph implies that Margaret’s parents would _____  .
A.help care for her children           B.regret what they had said
C.show sympathy for her             D.feel disappointed with her   
                                C
 I was appreciating my family photos on my computer, admiring my two beautiful babies when I found a disturbing scene: my laptop was in almost all the pictures. There was my daughter, 8 months old, playing at my feet while I was typing on the couch. There was my son, with a big transformer, on my left arms. 
I’d heard about the Internet addiction before, but I always thought it was something only limited to playing too much World of Warcraft (a computer game) day and night. Now, it seemed my Internet-habit is slowly but surely cr ossing the line. Sometimes I find myself up at midnight, surfing the Web while my family are sleeping. I read news, keep up with friends and write my blog … just for something to do.
It turns out that I’m not the only mama who is addicted to the computer. These moms are contributing to a growing global addiction. There’s a movement among psychiatrists (doctors who specialize in mental diseases) to recognize the Internet addiction as an official mental disorder. And a recent Stanford University national survey found that 14 percent of Internet users find it  hard to stay away from it for several days at a time; 9 percent try to  hide their ―unnecessary Internet use from their loved ones; 8 percent admit they use the Web as a way to escape problems. 
You’re likely not the kind of addict who doesn’t bathe and abuses drugs to help her stay up for more online time. You may have noticed, though, that going online has become a necessary part of your life, which, at least, means a box of clothes go  unwashed. It may also mean you’re missing much time with you baby – something you probably do care about.
28. From Paragraph 1, we can conclude that _______.
A. the author was busy taking care of her babies
B. the author’s job had something to do with computers
C. the author was not good at taking photos of her babies
D. the author looked after her babies while using the computer.
29. The author used to think that the Internet addiction is  ________.   
A. using the web at midnight        B. keeping up with friends online
C. spending too much time online     D. being addicted to computer games
30. In medical terms, the Internet addiction is ________.  
A. a personal life habit           B. a way to escape problems
C. an official mental disorder     D. the unnecessary use of the Internet 
31. What does the author want to express in the last but one paragraph?
A. Many women still can control their online time.    
B. The Internet addiction influences housewives’ lives a lot.  
C. Going online has become a necessary part of women’s lives.
D. Many people don’t realize that they are addicted to the Internet.    
                                D
Canadian short story writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Eighty-two-year-old Munro is only the 13th woman to win the 112-year-old prize.    
 Munro didn’t publish her first collection of short stories until she was 37 years old, but her stories have always been well-received. Lots of her stories share similar themes and characters, but each story has its own twists and turns.     
Even though she’s won Canada’s most famous literary award, the Giller Prize twice, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature is the peak of Munro’s career. “It brings her incredible recognition, both of her and her career, and of the dedication( 投身,奉献 ) to the short story,” said one person.     
Along with the well-respected title comes 1.3 million dollars. Munro said everything was “so surprising and wonderful” and that she was “dazed by all the attention and affection that has been coming my way.”    
Munro knew she was in the list——she was named the second-most likely person to win this year’s prize, after Haruki Murakami (村上春树)of Japan——but she never thought that she would win.     
Munro’s win also represents the long way Canadian writers have come. “When I began writing there was a very small community of Canadian writers and little attention was paid by the world. Now Canadian writers are read, admired and respected around the globe,” Munro said on Thursday.    
 She is technically not the first Canadian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, but many like to think that she is. In 1976 Saul Bellow, who was born in Quebec but moved to Chicago when he was still a child, won the prize. Even though he was born in Canada, he is mostly considered to be an American writer.    
 “This is a win for us all. Canadians, by our very nature, are not very nationalistic,” said Geoffrey Taylor. “But things like this suddenly make you want to find a flag.”    
 She wasn’t sure if she would keep writing if she won the prize, saying that it would be “nice to go out with a bang. But this may change my mind.”
32. What is the feature of Munro’s stories?       
A. They have complicated (复杂的)contents.   
B. They have similar story backgrounds.
C. They have specific themes for children.               
D. They have the same characters in each book.
33. For Munro, the Nobel Prize is an award for______.      
 A. her love for Canadian culture       B. her devotion to the short story      
 C. her special form of writing         D. her career of editing short stories 
34. What can you infer from the sixth paragraph?        
A. Canadian writers paid little attention to the prize.       
B. Canadian writers were respected across the globe.     
C. Canadian writers have long been ignored.       
D. Canadians come a long way to win the prize.
35. What does the passage mainly tell us?        
A. How Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize   
B. An introduction to the Nobel Prize in Literature        
C. Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature
D. A world famous writer, Alice Munro            
 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。有两项为多余选项。
There is an old Spanish Proverb which states, “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week”.    36   I’d say, too many. Our dreams should not, and cannot wait. We have to go for them now! Here’s why.
    1.    37 
    Nobody likes to talk about death, but the reality is – everybody is going to die at one point. None of us know the day, or the hour. Therefore, today is all we have. Don’t go to your grave with unfulfilled dreams. Make the decision to go after every dream, big or small right now.
    2. The world is waiting for your gift
    I know this may be hard to believe, but the world is waiting for YOU! Yes, YOU! __38___Sure, other people may be able to sing. But they’ll never be able to sing exactly like you. Sure other people can write, but they’ll never be able to write from the same perspective in which you write. Don’t deprive the world of your gift. It’s the oxygen that we need to survive. Thus, it is your responsibility to figure out exactly what your gift is, and use it to better your life and the lives of those around you.
     3. ___39___
     You can dream about writing the great American play that you want, but it’s never going to happen unless you actually put pen to paper. You can dream about finding a cure for cancer, but it will never happen unless you actually go to school to become equipped with the necessary tools to find that cure. ___40___They require you to get your head out of the clouds, and actually do the work to make them happen. Get to it!
A. You can‘t let fear win.
B. Tomorrow is not promised.
C. In other words, dreams don’t work unless you do.
D. How many times have we put off our dreams until tomorrow? 
E. You were born into the world with a unique gift, which nobody on this earth can copy.
F. Possibilities you never knew existed are waiting on you.  
G. Unless you take the first step, your dreams will never come true. 
                                 第二卷
第二部分:英语知识运用(共两节,满分45分)
       If yo u want to learn a new language, the very first thing to think about is why. Do you need it for a __41__ reason, such as your job or your studies? __42__ perhaps you are interested in the __43___, films or the music of a different country and you know how much it will help to have a __44___ of the language.
Most people learn best using a variety of __45__, but traditional classes are an ideal(理想的)start for many people. They __46_ an environment where you can practice under the __47_ of someone who’s good at the language. We all lead __48__ lives and learning a language takes __49__. You will have more success if you study regularly, so try to develop a __50__. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got long. Becoming fluent in a language will take years, but learning to get by takes __51__.
Many people start learning a language and soon give up. “I’m too __52__,” they say. Yes, children do learn languages more __53__ than adults, but research has shown that you can learn a language at any __54__. And  learning is good for the health of your brain, too. I’ve also heard people __55__ about the mistakes they make when __56__. Well, relax and laugh about your mistakes __57__ you’re much less likely to make them again.
Learning a new language is never __58__. But with some work and devotion, you’ll make progress. And you’ll be __59__ by the positive reaction of some people when you say ju st a few words in __60__ own language. Good luck!
41. A. technical             B. political          C. practical        D. physical
42. A. After                B. So              C. Though         D. Or
43. A litera ture             B. transport         C. Agriculture       D. medicine
44. A view                B. knowledge        C. form            D. database
45. A paintings             B. regulations        C. methods         D. computers
46. A. protect              B. change           C. respect          D. provide
47. A. control              B. command         C. guidance        D. pressure
48. A. busy                B. happy            C. simple          D. normal
49. A. courage             B. time              C .energy          D. place
50. A. theory               B. business          C. routine          D. project
51. A. some risks           B.  a lot less          C. some notes       D. a lot more
52. A. old                 B. nervous           C. weak            D. tired
53. A. closely              B. quickly           C. privately         D. quietly
54. A. age                 B. speed             C. distance         D. school
55. A. worry               B. hesitate            C. think           D. quarrel
56. A. singing              B. working           C. bargaining       D. learning
57. A. if                   B. and               C. but             D. before
58. A. tiresome             B. hard               C. interesting      D. easy
59. A. blamed              B. amazed            C. interrupted      D. informed
60. A. their                B. his                C. our            D your
 阅读下面材料,在空白处填上适当的内容(一个单词)或括号内单词的适当形式。(共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)
 While thousands of college students headed for warm climates to enjoy sun and fun during their week off from classes, seven local students had other plans.
  The Northern Essex Community College (NECC) students and one of their teachers spent part of their spring break in New York City , helping repair an area   61  (destroy ) by the hurricane .
  “I wanted to see for myself what happened,” said Terry. “I couldn’t imagine  62  it is like to lose your home and everything that you know and the  63  (power ) effect the hurricane had on those people. I wanted to do something and to understand their feeling of helplessness.”[来源:学#科#网]
  The group headed into Brooklyn’s Red Hook district, which was hit by the hurricane. There they net people from other parts of the country, 64  had also volunteered to help.  Together, those volunteers and the NECC students  65  (work) to clear rubbish out of a three-story building. They put on protective suits and gloves  66  they entered the building.
 Inside the building, the students saw nothing but broken walls and doors and pieces of the building  67  ( lie) all over the place.
 The students returned to school with  68  sense of achievement, a feeling that  69  helped people in need. It was remarkable how a community lost so much and was still able to recover, and this left the deepest impression  70   the students.
第二卷
第三部分:写作(共两节,满分35分)  请在答题纸上直接作答!!
第一节:短文改错(共10小题;满分10分)请在答题纸上直接作答!!
Time flies! This is a third year that I have been in this school. In the past two and a half years, our school had organized many activities. What impressed me best was an activity called “Learning to Farm”. In an autumn afternoon, we were sent to a farm which we learned to plant potatoes. Having been in the city for so a long time, we were so happy to go to the countryside. After divided into 3 groups, we started to work. Some students cut potatoes into pieces; some dug holes, and the others put the pieces into the hole, put the earth back and pushed them down hard. We continued doing that u ntil all the work was done. Although we were exhausted, but we felt happy on our way back home.
第二节:书面表达(满分25分)请在答题纸上直接作答!!   
 
注意:不得写出真实班级和姓名;可以适当增加情节,使行文连贯;词数100左右,给出的开头和结尾不计入总词数。                                           Li Hua
 
高二英语期末答案
阅读  A:CCD      B:CDAD
C:DDCB     D:ABCC
5/7:36-40 DBEGC
完形:CDABC   DCABC  BABAA  DBDBA
61-70.   destroyed    what   powerful  who   worked 
before  lying  a   they  on
改错:a---the ; had—has  ;best—most; In—On ;which—where; so—such; After—after being  hole---holes; them—it, but去掉

Sample
656 Minzu Street,
Nov.2,2013
Dear Jack,
Next Sunday will be my birthday. I am going to hold a birthday party at home in the evening. It will start at 7:30. Some classmates as well as some foreign friends are also invited. The activities include singing, dancing and sharing interesting experiences. Surely, we will have a good time. I would feel honored if you could come.
I live at 656 Minzu Street, you can take Buses No,23 or No.40 and get off at the stop named No. One High School. Just on the opposite of the stop is my house which is red with a white door. I am sure you can’t miss it.
I do hope you will come.
Be st wishes.
                         Yours truly,
                                Li Hua 

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