安徽省马鞍山市第二中学 2014-2015 学 年高二上学期期末考试英语试题
本试卷分第 I 卷（选择题）和第 II 卷（非选择题）两部分。共 150 分，考试时间 120 分钟。
第 I 卷（选择题
共 115 分
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. How many people are there in the woman‘s family? A. Four. B. Five. C. Six. 2. What did the man do this morning? A. He did the laundry. B. He walked the dog. C. He cleaned the house. 3. What are the two speakers mainly talking about? A. Noise. B. Housework. C. Neighborhood. 4. Where will the two speakers probably spend their holiday this year? A. In Italy. B. In Spain. C. In Greece. 5. What is the woman going to buy? A. A book on planes. B. A book on ships. C. Pictures of ships. 第二节（共 15 个小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有几个小题，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。 听每段对话前， 你都有时间阅读各个小题， 每小题 5 秒钟； 听完后，各小题给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话读两遍。 请听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. What‘s wrong with the woman? A. She hurt her hand. B. She hurt her leg. C. She hurt her head. 7. What does the man advise the woman to do? A. See a doctor. B. Ask for leave. C. Go back home. 请听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 9 题。 8. What does the woman like doing? A. Doing physical exercise. B. Watching sports programs. C. Meeting her favorite players. 9. What kind of sport did the woman use to do? A. Basketball. B. Table tennis. C. Swimming. 请听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. How long was the man‘s holiday? A. One week. B. Two weeks. C. One month. 11. How did the man get to Paris from Calais? A. By boat. B. By train. C. By bus.
12. Where is the man probably now? A. In London. B. In Dover. 请听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题. 13. Where does the conversation probably take place? A. In an office. B. In a lab. 14. Why did the woman stay up late at night? A. She was reading books. B. She was watching the sky. 15. What did the woman do this morning? A. She saw a play. B. She wrote a paper. 16. What is the woman‘s major? A. Physics. B. Drama. 请听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题 17. Who will get help from the new program? A. Foreign students. B. College students. 18. How many hours will the volunteers have to work a week? A. One hour. B. Two hours. 19. What does Professor Gordon do in the program? A. He teaches lessons. B. He gives advice. 20. When can students go to the Students‘ Union office for help? A. On Mondays or Wednesdays. B. On Wednesdays or Thursdays. C. On Mondays or Thursdays.
C. In Paris.
C. In a library. C. She couldn‘t fall asleep. C. She attended a lecture. C. Math.
C. High school students. C. Four hours. C. He does research.
第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节 单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。并在答题纸上将该项涂黑。 21. The man in ________ charge of the school is really________ success. A．the；the B．a；/ C．/；a D．the； / 22. She gave the child a big hug as a ________ for friendliness. A. sign B. word C. mark D. secret 23. The police play an important role in our country. They always ________ their duties faithfully. A. permit B. perform C. prohibit D. predict 24. — Are there any rooms _______ in your hotel? — Sorry, none at the moment. A. empty B. vacant C. remote D. initial 25. He is the person _______, I believe, has the ability to do this challenging job. A. which B. whom C. him D. who 26. — Where have you been? I have been waiting for you so long. — Sorry, I have attended a lecture _______ in the school library. A. to give B. giving C. given D. gave
27. We are so proud of _______ she had done for the charity. A. what B. that C. which D. whether 28. — Did he work overtime last night? — Yes. He has just been back, ________ like a dog. A. to be tired B. is tired C. tiring D. tired 29. He suddenly found that his wallet ________ stolen. A. has been B. is C. had D. had been 30. ________ you make a mistake, you should not be embarrassed. After all, we are human beings. A. Should B. Would C. Had D. Were 31. ________ I could stay with you a little longer! But I have so many things to do! A. Even if B. As if C. If only D. Only if 32. — You know what, he failed the Math‘s exam. — Well, it‘s no surprise to me. ________ blessed with wisdom, he need to learn how to be a good listener in class. A. As B. When C. Since D. While 33. — It was rude of you to interrupt her at the meeting. — Well, now I regret ________ that. A. to have done B. having done C. to do D. to be doing 34. The company______ Mary as a manager for her rich experience. A. drove away B. held out C. took on D. made up 35. — Are you in a hurry? — ________. I was supposed to be home an hour ago. A. Not at all B. Impossible C. You bet D. Don‘t mention it 第二节：完形填空 (共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分) 请认真阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项, 并在 答题纸上将该项涂黑。 When Satya Twena first started making hats , she was just trying to keep her mom‘s head warm. Her mother had been diagnosed (诊断) with cancer, and 36 lose her hair to medical treatment, she had decided to get a cut. ―My mom said, ?My head is 37 , you know. I would really love it 38 you could make me a(an) 39 ,‘‖ Twena remembers. So she hand-stitched (手工缝制) a simple hat and sent it to her mom in California. ―It wasn‘t 40 at all,‖ she says with a laugh. ―But she loved it.‖ The hat quickly became more than a piece of clothing. Not only was it a way for the mother-daughter pair to 41 connected, but when Twena made more hats, she fell in 42
love with making them. ―One day, I looked down, and found the whole apartment was 43 with hats,‖ she remembers. ―I 44 every second I had to do it.‖ 45 by her newfound interest and her mom‘s 46 , she decided to start her own business. ―There are so many things that can happen 47 now and tomorrow, so stop 48 ,‖ she told herself. ―And I went for it.‖ She started small, 49 hats out of her apartment and a friend‘s store, until she found a(n) 50 where she could get the hats made 51 she didn‘t have to hand-stitch each one. However, the hat-making factory 52 soon. Her husband said, ―Why not buy the factory?‖ It seemed 53 at first, but Twena made it with the help from her friends and family. Her mother flew out from California to be 54 her side. These days, her mother is in good 55 and good spirits. She‘s been cancer-free for three years. 36. A. but for B. rather than C. in case D. regardless of 37. A. cold B. warm C. smart D. clear 38. A. when B. because C. if D. while 39. A. apartment B. coat C. hat D. cut 40. A. ugly B. warm C. practical D. pretty 41. A. stay B. turn C. fall D. go 42. A. deeply B. deepest C. deeper D. deep 43. A. short B. filled C. full D. strict 44. A. wasted B. spent C. cost D. spared 45. A. Inspired B. Shocked C. Hurt D. Blamed 46. A. hesitation B. encouragement C. equipment D. profession 47. A. between B. from C. by D. before 48. A. giving it away B. letting it out C. putting it off D. cutting it up 49. A. buying B. lending C. selling D. borrowing 50. A. school B. factory C. hospital D. office 51. A. unless B. but C. or D. so 52. A. changed B. appeared C. opened D. closed 53. A. impossible B. extraordinary C. optimistic D. appropriate 54. A. by B. with C. in D. near 55. A. wealth B. health C. wisdom D. business 第三部分: 阅读理解 (共 20 小题; 每小题 2 分，满分 40 分) 请认真阅读下列短文，从短文后各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并 在答题纸上将该项涂黑。 A I am quite a shy person and I don‘t speak much in class. Last month, however, something happened that surprised everybody, especially me. Our school always puts on an end-of-year play, and this year it was the story of King Arthur. I have never acted in any of these plays – I have always been a prompter, whose job is to remind the actors when they forget their lines. It usually means that I know everybody‘s lines by the end of the rehearsals (排演). But the day before the play, a terrible thing struck! The boy who played the wizard (男巫)
Merlin had fallen ill the night before. The teacher said to me, ―Can you play Merlin? You are the only person who knows the lines. We think you can do it.‖ I was of course nervous, but the teacher persuaded me to try the clothes on. Only then did I realize that no one would recognize me, because Merlin wore a long hat and beard! So I spent all that day rehearsing with the teacher until I felt a bit some confident. I was so nervous that the following day that I couldn‘t stop shaking. But when it started, I relaxed a bit, and after a while, I even began to enjoy it. It went very well. At the end of the play, I took off my hat and beard to bow to the audience. Everybody held their breath and then applauded (鼓掌) when they realized it was me. Never have I felt so proud. Now I am a lot less shy, and next year I‘ll still be in the play again. 56. From the passage, we know a promoter ________. A. gives a performance on stage B. tells actors their forgotten lines C. writes the story of King Arthur D. appears in an end-of-year play 57. The writer had to take the place of a boy because ________. A. he liked the wizard Merlin much B. Merlin was ill the night before C. he was popular with the audience D. the boy was absent for a disease 58. After playing the role of Merlin, the writer felt ________. A. proud B. shy C. sad D. tired 59. What surprised everybody according to the text? A. The writer ‘s shaking on stage. B. The writer ‘s performance in the play. C. The writer ‘s funny clothes in the play. D. The writer ‘s ability to remember the lines. B A smart phone made from electronic paper has been on show in Canada. The PaperPhone can be controlled by being bent, written on or used as a touch screen. The paperphone is just millimeters thick and can be used to make phone calls, read e-books and play music. The researchers say that this technology could mean the end of paper and printers in the future. Buses have never been the most splendid form of transportation. But that is going to change with the Superbus, a 15ft-long, six-wheeled behemoth (庞然大物). It can carry 23 passengers and reach speeds of up 255kph, although finding a parking space might prove difficult. Now a pair of ?social X-Ray‘ glasses can tell you exactly what the other person is thinking – and when you should stop talking. The glasses have a built-in camera which monitors the other person‘s facial expressions and matches them up with 24 known features which convey （传达） emotions. It will then tell you through an earpiece and lights on the glasses what the other person is thinking. A red light means negative, amber (琥珀色) means he/she is a little bit interested and green means the other person is happy. Using digital white light, the scanner takes measurements from 16 angles and creates a graphic (绘图) of the customer‘s body shape in seconds. With the help of shop assistants, the image can then be used to find jeans that are the ideal size and style. The scanner, which is around 10ft tall and 5ft wide, is already in use at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre. 60. Which one of the following is not the function of the paper phone? A. Make phone calls. B. Surf the internet. C. Play music. D. Print papers. 61. From paragraph 2, we know the Superbus __________.
A. is not an attractive way of transportation bus
B. carry more passengers than a common
C. is able to move at a very high speed D. have great difficulty finding a parking space 62. What colour of the light on the glass can tell you the other person is unhappy? A. Red. B. Green. C. Amber. D. White. 63. The scanner is used in clothes shops to __________. A. create a graphic of customers‘ body shape in seconds B. help shop assistants find clothes that suit customers C. measure customers‘ body shape to find if they are health D. give advice to customers on how to keep an ideal body shape C My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failure and problems with children. She had lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds in her 35 years. She got very skinny, and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches and heart pains. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and getting tired very quickly during the day. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere. She had bags under her eyes, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we would break up soon. But then I decided to make an effort to save our marriage. After all, I‘ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is so popular that half of men and women in the world are her fans, and I am the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her. I began to surprise her and please her every minute, with flowers, kisses and praise. I gave her lots of gifts and lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I praised her in front of her own and our friends. You won‘t believe it, but she became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man. If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it. 64. The underlined sentence can be explained as ―_______‖. A. she was as beautiful as before B. she was not so beautiful as before C. her beauty could be seen clearly D. her beauty made her successful 65. According to the passage, how is the writer ‘s wife now? A. She is in low spirits. B. She is nothing but skin and bone. C. She is in good condition. D. She is even more famous. 66. It can be concluded that the writer ‘s wife is _______. A. a famous doctor B. a well-known actress C. a middle school teacher D. a full-time housewife 67. What lesson can we draw from the passage? A. Love is the reward of love. B. Love makes all hard hearts gentle. C. Love makes you like a fool. D. Love makes the world go round.
D On a weekend trip, an outdoors-loving man went out with two of his sons for a hike on a remote path. They were dressed for hot weather, and the high temperature quickly went down as night fell. The cold had killed them. Police were called at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when they didn‘t return to the house where they were staying. A search was launched, but was called off around midnight when floodwaters made the path impassable (不能通行的). The search restarted at around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. The father and his sons were found on the path a few hours later. David Decareaux was pronounced dead at the scene. His sons were taken to the hospital where they died. Volner said there are no caves or other places of refuge (避难所) along the path. Although Decareaux had a cellphone and a flashlight with him, both devices lost power at some point, his wife, Sarah, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday. A passer-by saw the hikers in the way of their journey and asked if they needed a ride back to the house, where Decareaux‘s wife and their three other children who were aged 12, 4 and 2 were staying. But Decareaux said no, telling the man they could walk back, Volner said. Decareaux was a loving father and an experienced hiker. Decareaux and his wife got married about 14 years ago after a chance meeting that was ―love at first sight‖. They had a happy marriage. 68. What may be to blame for the deaths of the father and his two sons? A. Cold weather. B. Inexperienced hiker. C. Floodwaters. D. A cellphone. 69. How many children does Decareaux have in all? A. 2. B. 3. C. 5. D. 6. 70. What can we know about Decareaux from the article? A. Decareaux and his sons were pronounced dead at the scene. B. Decareaux and his wife lived happily as a matter of fact. C. Decareaux once called the police for help at some point. D. Decareaux didn‘t take a flashlight with him during his journey. 71. In which column of a newspaper may the article appear? A. Culture. B. Education. C. Sports. D. News. E Women make better drivers than men for many reasons. Why is that? If you ask me, I‘d like to say, men know that women are better drivers but do not have the courage to admit the truth—women are queens of the road. Unlike men, women stop for directions when they have no idea as to where they are going. We don‘t drive around for hours pointlessly wasting a tank of gas only to find ourselves heading in the wrong direction. Have you ever been in a car with a man who is lost? He tells you to shut up when you begin to open your mouth. And every five minutes or so he takes a turn going forty-five miles per hour only to find out he‘s made another wrong turn. Speeding is what men do best on the road. There is a reason why men get more speeding tickets than women. Not because we trick to get out of tickets but only because we don‘t get
pulled over as frequently. We don‘t speed. We have more intelligence than senselessly to put our own lives as well as the lives of others in danger. My largest issue with male drivers is how a majority of them drive with one hand on the wheel and the other hand doing only God knows what. The seat is backed as far as possible, and they‘re totally lost into loud music beyond a necessary level. You don‘t ever see women driving like that. I feel that the above evidence more than proves my points that women are not only better drivers but also safer drivers than men. We women rule the road. Oh, and men, if you want to continue criticizing (批评) women for being bad drivers, bring it on. 72. If a woman driver feels lost, she will __________. A. tell the man next to her to shut up B. take the wrong turns at a high speed C. stop the car and ask people for help D. drive aimlessly for hours without stopping 73. In Paragraph 3, the writer tries to tell us that __________. A. women drivers often play tricks on the police in charge B. men drivers usually have to be pulled over to the roadsides C. men drivers are more confident and skillful in driving D. women drivers have more responsibility for lives 74. According to the passage, men drivers __________ worries the writer most. A. not paying full attention B. making jokes about women C. not stopping for directions D. getting more speeding tickets 75. Which of the following shows the structure of the passage? A B C D ① ① ② ③ ④ ① ① ② ② ③ ④ ③ ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑤ ⑤ ④ ⑤ (①=paragraph 1； ②=paragraph 2； ③=paragraph 3； ④=paragraph 4； ⑤ =paragraph 5) 第二卷（非选择题，共两大题，35 分） 第四部分: 任务型阅读 (共 10 小题；每小题 l 分, 总分 10 分) 请认真阅读下列短文 , 并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单 词。注意: 每个空格只填 1 个单词。请将答案写在答题纸上相应题号的横线上。 Comparing ourselves with others comes naturally to a lot of us. It is a thing we develop early on in our lives. Remember how our teachers used to describe the head boy or girl as the role model for all of us? We were expected to be like them. Even at home, comparison with brothers and sisters were unavoidable. Unfortunately, comparing ourselves with others is harmful to us. It can take away our individuality (个性) because it forces us to do things we ideally don‘t want to do and makes it difficult for us to think in a realistic （现实的） way. Comparison can also cause envy and jealousy. For example, it often happens the moment we come to know that a relative has bought a new car,
then a feeling of envy hits us. Worse still, when we compare ourselves with others, we subconsciously（潜意识地） place limits on what we can possibly achieve. Therefore, it is necessary to stop comparing ourselves with theirs. So firstly we should love ourselves for who we are. Accepting ourselves with all our flaws （缺点） is necessary if we really want to experience inner peace and calmness. Being content with what we have does not mean that we shy away from taking any steps to improve our skills. What it means is that we set realistic goals for ourselves, and work towards them. To stop making comparisons, it is also a good idea to appreciate the people we always compare ourselves with. Saying bad words behind their backs may make us feel good for some time, but if we look at it practically, we end up achieving nothing out of it. Instead, we can bring about a positive change in our attitude by praising the virtues（优点） of our friends, colleagues and relatives. Topic Introduction Stop comparing ourselves with other people. *It is (76) ______ to compare ourselves with others. *As a child, we began to be compared with others at school and at home. of *Making us lose our individuality by forcing us to do what we (78) ______ and think unrealistically *Making us envious and (79) ______ of others for what they have *Placing (80) ______ on us Being ourselves * (81) ______our flaws to feel peaceful and calm *Being (82) ______ with what we have to set realistic goals and achieve them *Not saying bad words behind others‘ backs just to get a good (84) ______ *Treating others positively by (85) ______ their virtues
(77) ______ comparing Ways to comparing
(83) ______ others
第五部分: 书面表达 (满分 25 分) 为了给孩子争取更多的学习和休息时间，学校门口用私家车接送孩子的家长越来越多。 同时也给交通和家长工作生活带来了不便。 请结合自身和周围同学实际， 就以上现象进行分 析，并发表自己的看法。 词数 120 左右。开头已给出，不计入总词数。 Nowadays, more and more parents drive their children to school in their private cars. _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _____ _________________________________