2015年湖北名校高二上学期期末考试英语试卷(附答案)

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2015年湖北名校高二上学期期末考试英语试卷(附答案)

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宜昌市第一中学2015年秋季学期高二年级期末考试
英语
注意事项:
   1. 本试卷分第Ⅰ卷(选择题)和第Ⅱ卷(非选择题)两部分。第Ⅰ卷1页至10页,第Ⅱ卷11页至12页。
   2. 答题前,考生务必将自己的姓名,准考证号填写在本试卷相应的位置。
   3. 全部答案在答题卡上完成,答在本试卷上无效。
   4. 全卷满分:150分,考试用时120分钟。
   5. 考试结束后,将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。
                               第Ⅰ卷
第一部分   听力(共两节,满分30分)
    做题时,先将答案标在试卷上,录音内容结束后,你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案转涂到答题卡上。
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。
例: How much is the shirt?
A.£ 19.15               B.£ 9.18                C.£ 9.15
答案是C。
1. How many people are added to the lunch reservation?
  A. Two.  B. Four. C. Six.
2. How will the speakers go to the Sports Complex?
  A. By subway.  B. By bus. C. By taxi.
3. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
  A. A movie. B. A swimming pool. C. A plan.
4. What will the man do tonight?
  A. Work on his report.
  B. Go dancing with Jenny.
  C. Help Jenny with her history.
5. What does the man imply?
  A. Jack didn’t find the record.
  B. Jack didn’t go to the party.
  C. Jack borrowed the record from him.
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. What could the man be?
  A. A taxi driver.
  B. A policeman.
  C. A hotel clerk.
7. Where does the woman think she lost her cell phone?
  A. In a park.
  B. In a supermarket.
  C. On her way to the hotel.
听第7段材料,回答第8、9题。           
8. Where will The Magic Flute be on this weekend?
  A. At the Orpheum theatre.
  B. At the Caldonion theatre.
  C. At the Poseidon theatre.
9. What will the man do tonight?
  A. Invite Joan to dinner.
  B. Give Joan a call.
  C. Buy tickets.
听第8段材料,回答第10至12题。           
10. Where does the conversation probably take place?
  A. At home.
  B. In a restaurant.
  C. In a supermarket.
11. What does the woman say about the foods?
  A. They are good bargains.
  B. They are of high quality.
  C. They can be stored for a long time.
12. What does the woman ask the man to do?
  A. Call a taxi for her.
  B. Take a taxi back home.
  C. Carry the groceries to the car.
听第9段材料,回答第13至16题。           
13. Who is Rita?
  A. The man’s manager.
  B. The man’s customer.
  C. The man’s wife.
14. How many business trips has the man made so far this year?
  A. Three. B. Five. C. Six.
15. What do we know about the man?
  A. He has been to Australia.
  B. He is starting a big new project.
  C. He has seen the new company website.
16. What kind of people is the woman looking for?
  A. Someone who is familiar with Australia.
  B. Someone who can go to work in Australia often.
  C. Someone who can get on well with the Australian team.

听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。           
17. How did Andy start his presentation?
  A. By showing some pictures.
  B. By greeting all the audience.
  C. By giving his opinions on West Africa.
18. What did Andy’s and Diane’s presentations have in common?
  A. They both used photos.
  B. They were both in a humorous style.
  C. They both used PPTs with written information.
19. What was Diane’s story about?
  A. How her company learned a lesson from a past mistake.
  B. How her company cleaned up a site.
  C. How her company developed.
20. What was people’s reaction to Andy’s presentation?
  A. Few people talked to him.
  B. Lots of people were interested in it.
  C. Many people asked him a lot of questions.

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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
A
 I began to grow up that winter night when my parents and I were returning from my aunt’s house, and my mother said that we might soon be leaving for America. We were on the bus then. I was crying, and some people on the bus were turning around to look at me. I remember that I could not bear the thought of never hearing again the radio program for school children to which I listened every morning.
 I do not remember myself crying for this reason again. In fact, I think I cried very little when I was saying goodbye to my friends and relatives. When we were leaving I thought about all the places I was going to see—the strange and magical places I had known only from books and pictures. The country I was leaving never to come back was hardly in my head then.
 The four years that followed taught me the importance of optimism, but the idea did not come to me at once. For the first two years in New York I was really lost—having to study in three schools as a result of family moves. I did not quite know what I was or what I should be. Mother remarried, and things became even more complex for me. Some time passed before my stepfather and I got used to each other. I was often sad, and saw no end to “the hard times.”
 My responsibilities in the family increased a lot since I knew English better than everyone else at home. I wrote letters, filled out forms, translated at interviews with immigration officers, took my grandparents to the doctor and translated there, and even discussed telephone bills with company representatives.
 From my experiences I have learned one important rule: Almost all common troubles eventually go away! Something good is certain to happen in the end when you do not give up, and just wait a little! I believe that my life will turn out all right, even though it will not be that easy.
21. How did the author get to know America?
A. From her relatives                   B. From her mother
C. From books and pictures              D. From radio programs
22. For the first two years in New York, the author_______.
A. often lost her way        
B. did not think about her future
C. studied in three different schools   
D.got on well with her stepfather
23. The author believes that ________ .
A. her future will be free from troubles
B. it is difficult to learn to become patient
C. there are more good things than bad things
D. good things will happen if one keeps trying

                                   B
After numerous warnings over the years, you thought coffee probably had a negative effect on your health? Perhaps the drink is not so bad after all.
The new study, conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has been published and suggests that coffee does not have a harmful effect on your health. Researchers suggest, based on data examined, older adults who drink a lot of coffee, have a lower risk of death when compared to their non-drinking coffee peers.
The team of researchers conducting the study analyzed data on 400,000 U. S. men and women, aged 50 to 71 years; the individuals had participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. This study started in 1995-1996 and was tracked until the day a participant passed away, or Dec. 31, 2008.
According to a press release on the report, researchers shared that coffee drinkers are “less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, although the association was not seen for cancer.”
Results indicated participants that drank three or more cups of java a day reduced their risk of death by 10 percent. Based on the findings that both caffeinated and non-caffeinated coffee found similar results, researchers are thinking caffeine is not the protective ingredient(原料), although which ingredient in coffee might be, they are not sure.
Researchers indicate that despite these observational findings, they caution it is not clear whether or not drinking coffee actually makes life longer.
“Coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in America, but the association between coffee consumption and risk of death has been unclear. We found coffee consumption to be associated with lower risk of death overall, and of death from a number of different causes,” said Neal Freedman, Ph. D., Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI.
“Although we cannot infer a relationship between coffee drinking and lower risk of death, we believe these results do provide some comfort that coffee drinking does not adversely(不利的) affect health,” Freedman said.
Dr. Cheryl Williams, a registered dietician, told ABC News, “Overall, more research needs to be done to truly understand the compounds(化合物) in coffee and their biological activity and effect on health,” said Williams.
24. The passage is mainly about __________.
A. medical benefits of coffee             B. benefits of planting coffee
C. coffee’s negative effects on health       D. new study results on coffee
25. We can learn from the passage that __________.
A. drinking coffee can help reduce the risk of death from some diseases
B. people rely heavily on coffee drinking and that proves to be a problem
C. people who often drink coffee are more likely to suffer different diseases
D. caffeine is the very ingredient which prevent people from developing diseases
26. The underlined word “java” in Paragraph 5 refers to __________.
A. caffeine           B. ingredient          C. coffee             D. drink
27. What can we infer from William’s words?
A. People should drink more caffeinated coffee.
B. People should analyze the cause of human death.
C. People should take advantages of drinking coffee.
D. People should carry out more related studies.
C
11-year-old Aaron Conley, a child actor, has performed various roles more than 300 times. He now plays the part of Young Simba in the musical The Lion King.
When chosen for a part, Aaron must struggle with the demands of both his acting career and his schoolwork. It’s not easy to control the two very time-consuming activities.
In fact, going to school became difficult when Aaron began receiving acting jobs in New York City. Many child actors went to private schools that allow them to have flexible schedules. These schools are expensive, though, so Aaron attended public school. But the regular school schedule was difficult to follow since Aaron sometimes needed to leave in the middle of the school day for play practices or performances. Eventually his mother decided to teach Aaron at home. He still must complete schoolwork just like any other student. But now he has a flexible schedule and often completes his lessons before and after performances.
Aaron arrives at the theater early to prepare for his performances. He dresses in his costume (戏装) and special makeup to make him look like the young lion he plays. Aaron, acting in at least four shows every week, takes his job as seriously as the adult actors he works with in this professional theater environment.
His acting job is not limited to stage performances, though. Sometimes he also has to attend cast parties, or events where he signs autographs (亲笔签名). Child actors and their families make many sacrifices. One of the biggest sacrifices that Aaron’s family has made was moving from Mississippi to New York City. Aaron needed to live close to his acting jobs. This meant leaving behind family and friends. Also, because of his busy acting schedule, Aaron isn’t always able to participate in activities, which makes it difficult to make friends in a new place.
Night after night, show after show, Aaron Conley is reminded of the difficulties of his job, but he loves what he does. And that makes it worth the effort.
28. Aaron goes to public school in New York City because ______.
A. it is much cheaper          B. he can study at home
C. its schedule is flexible                  D. there is less schoolwork
29. What is probably the most difficult part for Aaron?
A. Trying out for musical performances.  
B. Attending cast parties and other events.
C. Putting on costumes for each performance.  
D. Balancing his acting career with schoolwork.
30. In Paragraph 4, the author mainly talks about ______.
A. what Aaron does on his job       B. why Aaron must wear makeup
C. what part Aaron plays in a show     D. how Aaron works with other actors
31. Which word best describes Aaron’s attitude towards his acting job?
A. Patient.         B. Attentive.         C. Devoted.         D. Cautious. 
D
Grammarphobia is the fear of grammar. This fear attacks almost everybody at one time or
another, and it is most likely to strike during English or language art classes.Even people who love reading and writing have been known to get feverish and insecure when they are aware of the possibility of turning in homework with grammar or spelling mistakes.Though writing may be enjoyable,being corrected is definitely not!
Grammarphobes, it’s time to put your fear behind you. Grammar isn’t dreadful. Here is why.
Let’s assume you like hearing and telling stories and that you enjoy joking with your friends. You probably also like e-mailing and instant-messaging. Well, what do you think makes all these possible?
Grammar is simply the art of putting words together to make sentences. Whenever you use words to express yourself, you are using grammar. You do this all the time without even thinking.
    So why think about it? Because good grammar helps you convey the ideas you intend. If your words are not right, or if they are not in the right order, the person you are talking to might get a wrong idea. This can have embarrassing results.
Grammar helps us understand each other. It is like a manual(手册)for assembling the words in your head. You have to put your words together the right way if you want them to make sense. They cannot do what you want if they are not put together correctly.
What if everybody you know had a different manual? How would you agree on what others’ words mean? People with different grammar manuals might be speaking different languages.
Communicating is similar to playing cards. To make sense, we have to play the same game, by the same rules. What are the rules for playing the game of English? You already know most of them without having to open a book.
32. Grammarphobes refer to people who _________________.
A. consider grammar to be boring   
B. are worried about grammar homework
    C. mind grammar too much in writing   
D. are afraid of making grammar mistakes
33. The underlined word “assembling” in Paragrah6 may mean _______________.
A. directing   B. remembering   C. bringing together D. looking for
34. What does playing cards have in common with communicating?
A. Both need standards.      
B. Both can be interesting games.
    C. Both can be learned easily.    
D. Both can make sense for our life.
35. What might be the main idea of the passage?
    A. Forgetting grammar when writing.   
B. Grammar is not horrible.
    C. Improving grammar through writing.  
D. What is grammarphobia?

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,选项中有两项为多余选项。
Symbol of friendship
Friendship is a wonderful thing to have no matter how old you are. However, it is important for teens and young adults to provide conversation, support and so much more as friends.  36  Actually, there are a few things that symbolize (象征) a friendly relationship.
      37
One of the symbols of a wonderful relationship between friends is easy conversation. When you can talk about almost anything, you are sure to be true friends. When the conversation flows easily from one topic to another, this can be a symbol of friendship as well.
 Able to have fun
 38   No matter what you are doing, you can have a fun experience so long as you are with your friend. This is one of the best parts of friendship.
 Support all the time
If your friends know they can call you anytime and you will be there for them, then this symbolizes friendship.
 Attentive listening by both individuals
 If you find that you listen closely to what your friend says and they do the same for you, this is another symbol of friendship.   39 
 Share laughter and tears
 Another symbol of friendship is the ability to share both laughter and tears. A friend is someone with whom you can laugh and cry over anything.   40
A. If you are trying to make friends, you may be wondering what symbolizes friendship. 
B. Easy conversation
C. You feel comfortable with this person to share your special feelings.
D. A true friend is someone you can have a great time with.
E. Teenagers always have difficulty in making friends.
F. Get together
G. True friends listen closely to each other and understand what the other person is saying.

第三部分  英语知识运用(共两节, 满分45分)
第一节:完形填空(共20 小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)
阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A, B, C, D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
Two years ago, Shirley, wife, mother and doctor, found herself worn out. She got up earlier, and went to bed later, just to meet everyday  41  , but lacked  42  for the things that mattered most. She and her husband, a lawyer, began searching for ways to  43  their lives. “We had to decide what was really  44 ” says Shirley. They knew they wanted more time to  45  with their three- year -old son, to exercise and eat right, and to develop friendship.
So the couple chose to live more simply, shopping with care for necessities and enjoying inexpensive  46  such as reading, cooking and going to the park.
Then Shirley  47  her job and began working part time. She printed business cards that  48  “At your service, buy  49  a little time” and helped clients (客户)with personal tasks like shopping, paying bills and  50  parties. “I still work hard, but being able to control my hours makes a  51 , ” she says, “ I can spare time to take my son to the  52  or play basketball with him. My stress and headaches are  53 ”
Shirley and her husband are  54  alone in wanting to  55  and live a satisfying life. A survey found that 54 percent of parents say they have little time with their children, and 47 percent of married couples  56  that they lack time together.  57  does the time go?
For most people,  58  and commuting(通勤) take up most of the day. Simplifying means becoming  59  of the ways we use money, time and energy, and finding ways to make things easier. Then we have to gain  60  over life and have time for the pleasures.
41. A. activities B. services C. demands D. exercises
42. A. time B. strength C. money D. ability
43. A. lead B. simplify C. adapt D. consider
44. A. comfortable B. interesting C. important D. hard
45. A. study B. help C. meet D. play
46. A. pleasures B. places C. tasks D. goods
47. A. found B. received C. took D. quit
48. A. read B. wrote C. showed D. told
49. A. us B. yourself C. children D. herself
50. A. attending B. organizing C. having D. going
51. A. life B. result C. balance D. difference
52. A. office B. hospital C. park D. school
53. A. gone B. better C. strong D. obvious
54. A. a bit B. far from C. much too D. more than
55. A. keep pace B. settle down C. take off D. slow down
56. A. expect B. doubt C. complain D. imagine
57. A. How B. When C. Where D.Why
58. A. traveling B. reading C. shopping D. working
59. A. aware B. afraid C. proud D. sure
60. A. value B. control C. success D. experience

第II卷
    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。
     61  (spend) too much time online can increase your risk of catching  62  cold or the flu, scientists have warned. Those with greater levels of Internet  63  (addict) are more likely to give in to illness  64  those who spend fewer hours online. Researchers believe the reason lies  65  the fact that people addicted to the Internet are more lonely, and as a result have  66  (weak) immune(免疫)systems. They said the lack of interaction with other people and less time spent outside  67  (expose) themselves to germs(细菌) played a role. Past studies also  68  (find) people who spend more time online experience greater sleep problem, have  69  (bad) eating habits, do less exercise and tend to smoke and drink more alcohol. These  70  (behave) can harm their immune system and increase chances of getting diseases.

第四部分 写作(共两节  满分35)
    第一节 短文改错(共10小题;每小题l分,满分l0分)
    此题要求改正所给短文中的错误。短文中有10处错误,每句最多有两处。
    错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
    增加:在缺词处加一个漏词符号( ),并在此符号下面写出该加的词。
    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.每处错误及修改均仅限一词;
          2.只允许修改l 0处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。
Dear editor,
     I’m sorry to occupy your precious time, and I really want to tell you anything about the problem of some people keeping too many pets nowadays. I take the problem more and more seriously for the following reason.
     First of all, as it is known to people, pets make much noise that trouble residents a lot. What’s more, it is widely accepted that animal waste pollutes the environment, where makes people quite uncomfortable. Many owners like taking their pets to public place where they may frighten children or even bite people. The mostly important is that pets can spread some diseases and this has attracted much attention. Take all these factors into consideration, I sincerely hope that I can get help from you and expect the media do something for this.
                                                                     Yours truly,
                                                                     Wang Lin
  
 笫二节 书面表达(满分25分)
在学习、生活和工作中,学会与人合作是非常重要的。请你根据下表中提供的信息,写一篇题为“Being a Good Partner ”的英文演讲稿。
为何合作 互相学习, 节省时间和精力 
与谁合作 与喜欢的人合作 心情愉快,同甘共苦
 与不喜欢的人合作 学会容忍,发现优点
怎样合作 你的观点…… (至少2个) 
注意:
1.对所给要点,逐一陈述,适当发挥,不要简单翻译:
2.词数100左右。开头和结尾已经写好,不计入总词数。
Good afternoon, everyone!
The topic of my speech today is “being a good partner”. _________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Thank you for your listening!


答案
听力
1-5   ACCAA    6-10   BCBBC   
11-15   ABACC    16-20    BCBAB
阅读
21-25   CCDDA     26-30   CDADA     31-35   CDCAB
七选五
36-40  ABDGC
完形填空
41-45   CABCD    46-50    ADABB  
51-55    DCABD    56-60    CCDAB
语法填空
61.spending    62.a   63.addiction  64.than   65.in
66.weakened/weaker 67.exposing 68.have found 69.worse 70.behaviors
短文改错
 
作文范文
Good afternoon, everyone!
The topic of my speech today is “being a good partner”. Cooperation is a good way for us to learn from each other as well as to save us a lot of time and energy.
We will be lucky enough to find someone we like to cooperate with, which will make us feel very happy. However, it can be difficult to team up with someone we dislike. In this case, learn to put up with some of his shortcomings and try to discover his advantages.
How can we become a good partner? In my opinion, firstly, we should try to listen to others’ opinions. If he makes mistakes, try to point them out in a polite way. Besides, never force your ideas on others.
    Thank you for your listening!
 

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