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湖南省怀化市 2015 届高三下学期第二次模拟考试英语试题
温馨提示：本试题卷分四个部分，包括听力理解、语言知识运用、阅读和书面表达共 10 页。时量 120 分 钟。满分 150 分。
PartⅠListening Comprehension (30 marks) Section A (22.5 marks) Directions: In this section, you will hear six conversations between two speakers. For each conversation, there are several questions and each question is followed by three choices marked A, B and C. Listen carefully and then choose the best answer for each question. You will hear each conversation TWICE. Example: When will the magazine probably arrive? A. Wednesday. B. Thursday. C. Friday. The answer is B. Conversation 1 1. Why won’t the woman take psychology? A. The professor is not good. B. She has taken it before. C. She is not interested in it. 2. What does the man plan to do this term? A. To do part-time work. B. To take many courses. C. To work as a journalist. Conversation 2 3. What did the woman think of Jack at first? A. He was not a good choice. B. He was suitable for the job. C. He knew much about sales. 4. What made Calvin think that Jack was dishonest? A. His knowledge of IT. B. His story of working experience. C. His grades on the CV. Conversation 3 5. Who lost the semi-final of the World Snooker Championships? A. Judd Trump. B. Mark Selby. C. Ding Junhui. 6. Where does Judd Trump come from? A. England. B. China. C. America. Conversation 4 7. What might the woman be? A. A reporter. B. A waitress. C. A teacher. 8. What was the man doing when the fire broke out? A. Sleeping. B. Discussing something. C. Watching TV. 9. How did the man escape from the fire successfully? A. By climbing down from the outside. B. By taking the lift. C. By running down the stairs. Conversation 5 10. What’s the possible relationship between the speakers? A. Friends. B. Strangers. C. Classmates. 11. What’s the usual weather like for March in New York? A. Cool. B. Dry. C. Very hot. 12. How often should the bus come? A. Every 20 minutes. B. Every 15 minutes. C. Every 30 minutes. Conversation 6 13. Why does the man choose the evening train? A. It’s cheap. B. It’s fast. C. It’s time-saving. 14. Which train did the man take? A. D818. B. D808. C. D801. 15. How much did the man pay in all?
A. 1000 yuan.
B. 960 yuan.
C. 986 yuan.
Section B (7.5 marks) Directions: In this section, you will hear a short passage. Listen carefully and then fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Fill in each blank with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. You will hear the short passage TWICE. 16 Service Center * Finding a job is difficult after graduation. * Keeping in touch with young people * Talking about their hopes and fears * Giving a lot of 17 * Young people who 18 school without a job * Students who are 19 getting jobs after leaving school * Calling at 20 from 9:00 am. to 5:30 pm..
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Part ⅡLanguage Knowledge (45 marks) Section A (15 marks) Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence. 21. Modern Chinese technology _____ good progress in the last decade. A. has made B. had made C. makes D. made 22. Most Americans prefer private schools, _____, they believe, offer better education. A. that B. where C. when D. which 23. The electronic dictionary that I got _____ the other day cost me much money. A. repaired B. repairing C. to repair D. to be repaired 24. The boss left the meeting room angrily, _____ he was strongly against the plan. A. to mean B. meaning C. mean D.meant 25. Chinese people are hopeful for _____ 2015 will bring for their families and the country. A. how B. which C.what D. that 26. Look ! A national basketball match _____ live on TV. A. is broadcasting B. has broadcast C. is being broadcast D. was broadcast 27. There is nothing wrong with surfing the Internet _____ it doesn’t keep you from doing something important. A. until B. unless C. though D. if 28. We are looking for a teacher, especially _____ with patience and imagination. A. it B. one C. that D. the one 29. Was it _____ the conference of APEC that made Shanghai the focus of the world? A. holding B. to hold C. having been held D. held 30. It is suggested that children _____ to school at seven years old. A. send B. should send C. will be sent D.be sent 31. The New York Times _____ widely accepted in America. A. has B. is C. are D. have 32. Nowhere else in the world ______ cheaper Prada handbags than in Paris. A. a tourist can find B. can a tourist find C. a tourist will find D. had a tourist found 33. —I don’t think you have seen the new film Cinderella. —But I_____ it last night.
A. will see B. see C. saw D. have seen 34. Everyone in the city is sure to benefit from the new shopping mall _____ next year. A. to be completed B. having completed C. completed D. completing 35. I told Lily how to get here, but perhaps I _____ it out for her. A. must have written B. should write C. had to write D. ought to have written Section B (18 marks) Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence. A few weeks ago, I was taking a quiet 36 in my backyard. When I came to the maple tree, I saw a baby bird 37 on the grass. Looking up, I saw the nest high in the branches. The baby had fallen from the tall tree and I was sure it was dead. 38 it moved when I reached down to pick it up. Its bald head was moving slightly from side to side 39 its mother. Amazed, I knew what I should do next. I got a 40 from my basement and placed it against the tree. It was then that I heard a sound “miaow”. Looking through the leaves, I saw the culprit (肇事者), a neighborhood cat. He must have shaken the bird out of the 41 and gotten himself trapped up in the tree as well. Climbing up through the branches, I 42 him, gave him a scolding and dropped him softly to the ground. Then I gently picked up the baby bird and slowly reached my arm out as 43 as I could to place it in the nest. In the following weeks I have looked up the nest several times, but have only been able to see the mother bird. I may never know whether the baby that I 44 remains alive or not, but trying is 45 . Sometimes we don’t get to know if our efforts have 46 a difference or not. Sometimes we have to just hold the belief and do good to others. Sometimes love has to be its own 47 . 36. A. walk B. rest C. sleep D. hike 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. A. running A. Slowly A. looking out A. ladder A. hole A. guided A. thick A. saved A. simple A. told A. source B. lying B. Immediately B. looking at B. chair B. backyard B. seized B. shallow B. controlled B. enough B. formed B. respect C. flying C. Suddenly C. looking for C. torch C. branches C. protected C. deep C. changed C. quick C. settled C. reward D. jumping D. Finally D. looking into D. cage D. nest D. blamed D. far D. held D. obvious D. made D. reaction
Section C (12 marks) Directions: Complete the following passage by filling in each blank with one word that best fits the context. In the future, air travel could be 48 expensive, thanks to a new aircraft design which plans to seat passengers facing each other in rows. The design is intended 49 save space and money. Howard Guy, director of the UK company Design Q, said the design could see a 50 percent increase in 50 number of passengers and a 30 percent reduced cost of a seat. 51 , he did admit that the seats would not be comfortable as traditional ones. Another drawback to the seating design is 52 food carts would not be able to pass down the plane 53 the aisles(走廊) are too narrow. Some travelers have doubts about the new seating, while 54 support the idea. “Soldiers are used to traveling in that way 55 have a positive reaction to the idea,” Guy said.
Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension (30 marks) Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage. A Children love to play and laugh throughout their days at school or at home. Finding the time to laugh with your children may be the best thing you can do for the relationship. Encourage your children to develop a good humor by laughing at the jokes they make up on the spot. This will help them grow confident and build their self-esteem. If you do not get the joke, you can ask why they think the joke is funny. Honest feedback will help your children develop funnier jokes. You can take them to your local library and have them pick up a few joke books. Then you can head back home or out to the park and read it together for a good laugh. You can take turns reading jokes to each other from the book or make up a few yourselves. But if they make a joke at the expense of another person, you may want to discuss the difference between making fun of yourself and making fun of others. In turn try not to make jokes at your children’s expense, you need to set an example that they can follow. Learning to laugh at oneself is a great quality to attain. You can set an example by laughing at your own mistakes. This is a great way to help reduce your own stress as well as your children’s. Laughing may make the situation seem lighter and easier to work through. By doing this your children will be better prepared to handle any difficulties. Most importantly laughing will bring you closer together as a family. You can have your family find different ways to laugh. You can play games. You can start a staring contest, arm wrestling contest, thumb wars contest and have a prize for the winners. You can all watch your best funny movies and act out the best parts together after the movies done. You could hold a contest to see who can make the other members of the family laugh more by doing something funny. Kids will be able to enjoy the good time they had with their parents. The family that laughs together stays together! 56. If you often play and laugh with your children, you can . A. develop a good humor B. become proud and confident C. make up some funny jokes D. get along well with each other 57. The underlined word “them” refers to . A. funny jokes B. interesting books C. your children D. the family 58. We can infer that when your children make mistakes you should . A. teach them to laugh at the mistakes B. blame them seriously C. punish them at once D. tell them to do better in future 59. The author advises in Para.4 that people make their family members laugh by . A. having a party B. having some kinds of contests C. doing some housework D. reading joke books 60. What can be the best title for the text? A. The More You laugh, the Better You’ll Be B. Laughing Every Day Is Simple C. How to Laugh in Everyday Life D. Laughter Is Good for Your Family B Danish scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy joggers and non-joggers over a 12-year period. Those who jogged at a steady pace for less than two and a half hours a week were least likely to die in this time. But those who ran more than four hours a week or did no exercise had the highest death rates.
Analysing questionnaires filled out by all the people in the study, scientists concluded the ideal pace was about 8km/h and that it was best to jog no more than three times a week or for 2.5 hours in total. People who jogged more closely—particularly those who jogged more than three times a week or at a pace of more than11km/h—were as likely to die as those who did no exercise. Researcher Jacob Louis Marott, from the Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, said: "You don't actually have to do that much to have a good impact on your health.” "And perhaps you shouldn't actually do too much. No exercise recommendations across the world mention an upper limit for safe exercise, but perhaps there is one." Scientists are not yet sure what is behind this trend —but they say changes to the heart during extreme exercise could contribute. In their report, they suggest: "Long-term strenuous exercise may change pathological (病理的) structure of the heart and arteries (动脉)." Maureen Talbot, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: "This study shows that you don't have to run marathons to keep your heart healthy." "Light and moderate jogging was found to be more beneficial than being inactive or undertaking strenuous jogging, possibly adding years to your life." "National guidelines recommend we do 140 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week." "If it may sound like a lot for you, brisk walking (快走) is also a good exercise. And if you’re bit of a couch potato, this is a good place to start. 61. From paragraph one, we could know ______. A. the study took 10 years B. more than 1000 joggers took part in the study C. people with no exercise had the highest death rates D. joggers and non-joggers are likely to die 62. How should we jog properly from the study? A. Jog at a pace of about 8km/h no more than three times a week. B. Jog at a pace of about 11km/h for 2.5 hours in total in a week. C. Jog at a pace of about 11km/h more than three times a week. D. Jog at a pace of about 8km/h for 2.5 hours a day. 63. The underlined word “strenuous” means ______. A. light B. strong C. enough D. frequent 64. According to the passage, which of the following is Not True? A. There isn’t an upper limit for safe exercise across the world now. B. Running marathons helps keep your heart healthy. C. Light and moderate jogging may help people live longer. D. The moderate-intensity activity time in a week could be about 140 minutes. 65. What is the main idea of the passage? A. Jogging everyday is good to health. B. Brisk walking is better than jogging. C. Jogging is not a good activity for people who suffer heart diseases. D. Jogging too much is no better than doing no exercise. C In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old David Moore. The eighth-grader has launched a company last October to develop low-cost machines to print Braille (布莱叶盲文). David built a Braille printer with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit as a school science fair project last year
after he asked his parents a simple question: How do blind people read? "Google it," they told him. David then did some online research and was shocked to learn that Braille printers cost at least $2,000 — too expensive for most blind readers. "I just thought that price should not be there. I know that there is a simpler way to do this," said David, who demonstrated how his printer works at the kitchen table where he spent many late nights building it. David wants to improve the “Braigo”—a name that combines Braille and Lego—and develop a desktop Braille printer that costs around $350 and weighs just a few pounds, compared with current models that can weigh more than 20 pounds. "My end goal would probably be having most of the blind people ... using my Braille printer," said David, who lives in the Silicon Valley suburb of Santa Clara, just minutes away from Intel headquarters. After the Braigo won numerous awards and enthusiastic support from the blind community, David started Braigo Labs last summer with an initial $35,000 investment from his dad. "We as parents started to get involved more, thinking that he's on to something and this new way process has to continue," said his father, Matthew Moore, an engineer who works for Intel. Intel officials were so impressed with David's printer that in November they invested an undisclosed sum in his start-up. They believe he's the youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital money invested in exchange for a financial stake in the company. "He's solving a real problem, and he wants to go off and challenge an existing industry," said Edward Ross, director of Inventor Platforms at Intel. Now the company is using the money to hire professional engineers and advisers to help design and build Braille printers based on David’s ideas. It aims to have a prototype (样机) ready for blind organizations to test this summer and have a Braigo printer on the market later this year. 66. Which of the followings is Not the description of Braigo? A. The name "Braigo" comes from Braille and Lego. B. The blind are in favor of the new type of printer. C. It costs less money and weighs just a few pounds. D. David planned to improve Braigo and make it lighter but easier to use. 67. Which of the following words can best describe David’s personalities? A. Adventurous and enthusiastic. B. Trustworthy and active. C. Childish and outgoing. D. Creative and independent. 68. Which of the following is the correct order? ①. Intel officials invested money in David’s start-up. ②. David launched a company. ③. David got an initial $35,000 investment from his dad. ④. David created a new Braille printer model called Braigo. ⑤. Braigo Labs hired professional engineers and advisers to help design and build Braille Printers. A. ④③②①⑤ B. ④②⑤①③ C. ③⑤④②① D. ②①④⑤③ 69. What can we learn from Paragraph 4? A. Intel didn’t announce the amount of money it invested. B. No one else has ever received venture capital from Intel. C. Intel purchased David’s ideas to design and build Braille printers. D. Braigo printers have been on the market and proved a great success. 70. The passage is most probably taken from . A. a sports section B. a science section C. a culture section D. an entertainment section Part Ⅳ Writing (45 marks) Section A (10 marks)
Directions: Read the following passage. Fill in the numbered blanks by using the information fromthe passage. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. The festival season is on us again and like every year, we work hard in terms of cleaning, cooking, shopping, and so on for the season. With it, it also brings a lack of sleep. This could be because you are feeling overworked and stressed out. We should always sleep for at least 6–8 hours but a recent survey has shown that more women than men do not get enough sleep and at times some women are functioning on less than five hours of sleep a day. Often, some choose sleeping tablets to aid their sleep. If you are going through an extreme period of stress or pain, your doctor may subscribe to you some sleeping tablets. However, they should be taken with care, as the body takes just two weeks to adjust to them and they are not as effective. Then there is a problem that they are dependent on sleeping tablets. So you can try the healthier alternatives listed below to deal with the sleeping problem. Use the bedroom to sleep—not as an extension of your office or entertainment center. Keep the TV switched off. Relax before going to bed. Drinking some milk and listening to music will be beneficial. Have a hot shower and keep the room cool. Often a temperature change can cause sleep. Don’t do anything which may raise anxiety levels just before bed. It takes your mind a long time to get calm after anxiety. Try to get to bed at the same time every day for a week, and wake up at the same time every day for a week. Once you get used to the routine, sleep will become a natural experience. So these are alternative ways of helping you to relax before bed. Try some or a combination of the above tips to experiment what suits you most. Title: How to deal with71. ______ Introduction Facts ☆The festive season brings 72._____ in terms of housework and a lack of sleep ☆People should have 6–8 73. _____ every day. ☆More women 74. ____ than men in a survey. ☆taking sleeping tablets : The body adjusts to them quickly and people will 76. ____ them. ☆using the bedroom and 77. _____ the TV ☆ relaxing yourself: It’s 78. _____ to drink some milk or listen to music. ☆ having a hot shower ☆ stopping doing anything raising your 79. _____ ☆ having a regular sleeping schedule ☆Try the above tips to find out the most suitable way for you. Section B (10 marks) Direc tions: Read the following passage. Answer the questions accordin g to the informat
An/A 75. ____
ion given in the passage. Section C (10 points) What I remember most about visiting my boyfriend’s parents is the loud tick of the clock in the dinner room as we silently ate our meal. With so little conversation I was quick to regard his family as cold. When we got into the car to go home, his father suddenly appeared. Carefully, he began to wash the car ’s windscreen. I could feel he was a caring man through the glass. I learned another lesson about the ways of showing love. My father often telephoned me early in the morning. “Buy Printer. It’s a good sharp price,” he might say when I answered the phone. No pleasant greeting or inquiry about my life, just financial instructions. We often quarreled about it. But one day, I thought about my father ’s success in business and realized that his concern for my financial security lay behind his short morning calls. The
next time he called and told me to buy a stock, I thanked him. When my social style conflicted with that of my friends, I often felt disappointed. For example, I always returned phone calls without delay and regularly contacted with my friends. I expected the same from them. I had one friend called Ailsa who rarely called, answering my messages with short e-mails. I rushed to that judgment: She wasn’t a good friend! My anger grew as the holidays approached. But then she came to a gathering I hosted and handed me a beautiful dress I had fallen in love with when we did some window-shopping the previous month. I was shocked at her thoughtfulness. Clearly I needed to change my expectation of friends. 81. What did the author hear when eating meal with her boyfriend’s parents? (No more than 11 words) (2 marks) 82. Why did the author ’s father often give her morning calls? (No more than 9 words) (2 marks)
83. How did Ailsa change the author ’s judgment about herself? (No more than 8 words) (3 marks) 84. What’s the passage mainly about? (No more than 9 words) (3marks)
Section C (25 marks) Directions: Write an English composition according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 请阐述一件2015年你最期待的事情，谈谈你期待的原因及你在2015年的打算。 注意： 1.词数不少于120个； 2.不能使用真实姓名和学校名称。
怀化市 2015 年高三二模考试
第一部分 第一节（22.5 分，每小题 1.5 分） 题 答 号 1 案 C 2 A 3 B 4 B 5 C 6 A 7 A 8 B 9 C 10 11 12 13 14 15 B A C C A B
第二节（7.5 分，每小题 1.5 分） 16. Job Information 19. worried about/worrying about 第二部分
17. help and advice 20. 2738224
18. are out of / have (just) left
第一节 （15 分，每小题 1 分） 题 答 号 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 案 A D A B C C D B A D B B C A D
第二节 （18 分，每小题 1.5 分） 题 答 号 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 案 A B C C A D B D A B D C
第三节 （12 分，每小题 1.5 分） 48. less/not 52. that 49. to 53. because/as/since 50. the 54. others 51. However 55. and
第三部分 （30 分，每小题 2 分） 题 答 号 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 案 D C A B D C A B B D C D A A B
第四部分 第一节 （10 分，每小题 1 分） 71. the sleeping problem / lack of sleep 73. sleeping hours 75. unhealthy/ineffective way 77. switching off/ turning off 79. anxiety (levels) 本节评分建议： 72. hard work 74. have/get less (insufficient) sleep/sleep less (insufficiently) 76. depend on/be dependent on 78. beneficial /of benefit 80. Conclusion
1、大小写、单复数错误不扣分。 2、只有一个字母的拼写错误且不影响识辨的不扣分。 3、本节各题若超过限定的词数不给分。
第二节 （10 分，81、84 题 2 分；82、83 题 2 分） 81. The loud tick of the clock in the dinner room. 82. To concern her financial security. /To show his concern for her financial security. /To give her financial instructions. /Because he concerned her financial security. 83. By handing/buying/giving/bringing her a beautiful dress surprisingly. 84. The ways of showing love. /Different people have different ways of showing love. 第三节 作文 略