2016-2017学年高二英语上学期期末试卷(带答案)

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2016-2017学年高二英语上学期期末试卷(带答案)

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荆州中学2016~2017学年度上学期
期  末  考  试  卷
年级:高二  科目:英语   
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 the man do on Saturday evening?
A. Attend a party.    B. Do the cooking.   C. Go cycling.
2. Where are the speakers?
A. In a clothes shop.  B. In a tailor's.    C. In a laundry.
3. How does the man go to work every day?
A. By car.    B. By bus.     C. On foot.
4. What does the man think of his present job?
A. Challenging.   B. Boring.     C. Well-paid.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A photo.     B. A play.       C. A dress.
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. Why is the man at the airport?
A. To board a plane.  B. To pick up some passengers.   C. To meet the woman.
7. Which flight has been delayed?
A. The French flight.  B. The Spanish flight.   C. The Italian flight.
听第7段材料,回答第8、9题。
8. Where can the man put his bag?
A. Behind the door.      B. In the locker.     C. On the desk.
9. What should the man do after getting into the exam hall?
A. Find his examination number.          B. Turn off his mobile phone.
C. Show his student ID card.
听第8段材料,回答第10至12题。
10. What will the speakers do during the summer break?
A. Earn some money.   B. Enjoy some arts.      C. Do some shopping.
11. What can the speakers do in Rosemount?
A. Have some nice meals.             B. Find a good variety of local artworks.
C. Buy some paintings and handmade jewellery.
12. Where will the speakers sleep during the summer break?
A. In their house.   B. In a hotel.    C. In a tent.
听第9段材料,回答第13至16题。
13. What kind of club does the woman want to take?
A. The one that has a big number of members.
B. The one that offers many different activities.
C. The one that has a low entry fee.
14. What does the man say about the cross-country cycling club?
A. It has many members.    B. It looks quite interesting.   C. It is too expensive.
15. How much does the film club cost?
A. $15.        B. $30.         C. $50.
16. Which club will the woman probably join?
A. The street dance club.      B. The table tennis club.    C. The film club.
听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。
17. How long does it take the buses to get to the camping area?
A. About 8 hours.   B. About 6 hours.      C. About 2 hours.
18. What will the listeners do first when they arrive at the camping area?
A. Go shopping.   B. Check the e-mails.   C. Set up the tents.
19. What does the speaker advise the listeners to do?
A. Stay in the camp in stormy weather.
B. Listen to the weather report.
C. Prepare clothes for wet weather.
20. What are the listeners probably unable to do in the hills?
A. Ask Mrs. Sanderson questions.               B. Go down to the town.
C. Use their phones.
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,从每篇短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C、D)中,选出最佳选项。
A
 The Healthy Habits Survey shows that only about one third of American seniors have correct habits. Here are some findings and expert advice.
1. How many times did you brush your teeth yesterday?
● Finding: A full 33% of seniors brush their teeth only once a day.
● Step: Remove the 300 types of bacteria in your mouth each morning with a battery-operated toothbrush. Brush gently for 2 minutes at least twice a day.
2. How many times did you wash your hands or bathe yesterday?
● Finding: Seniors, on average, bathe fewer than 3 days a week. And nearly 30% wash their hands only 4 times a day---half of the number doctors recommend.
● Step: We touch our faces around 3,000 times a day-often inviting germs(病菌)to enter our mouth, nose, and eyes. Use toilet paper to avoid touching the door handle. And, most importantly, wash your hands often with hot running water and soap for 20 seconds.
3. How often do you think about fighting germs?
● Finding: Seniors are not fighting germs as well as they should.
● Step: Be aware of germs. Do you know it is not your toilet but your kitchen sponge (海绵) that can carry more germs than anything else? To kill these germs, keep your sponge in the microwave for 10 seconds.
21. What is found out about American seniors?
A. Most of them have good habits.
B. Nearly 30% of them bathe three days a week.
C. All of them are fighting germs better than expected.
D. About one third of them brush their teeth only once a day.
22. Doctors suggest that people should wash their hands¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ________.        
A. twice a day                      B. three times a day
C. four times a day                  D. eight times a day
23. Which of the following is true according to the text?
A. We should keep from touching our faces.
B. A kitchen sponge can carry more germs than a toilet.
C. There are less than 300 types of bacteria in the mouth.
D. We should wash our hands before touching a door handle.
24. The text probably comes from ________.          
A. a guide book                      B. a book review
C. a popular magazine      D. an official document
                                   B
France refused to accept smiles,even a slight,Mona Lisa—like smile,in passport photos,according to a ruling by a French appeals court on Thursday.   
    An unnamed French civil servant accused French authorities after his initial passport application was rejected for a smile in the passport picture.He lost the case in 2014 when a French court ruled that he had a noticeable grin in the photo.Both French courts made their decision based on regulations concerning passport photo, which provide that“the expression(of the applicant)should be neutral with the mouth closed”and“you must certainly not smile”.
    The plaintiff(原告)and his lawyer both insisted that the photo involved only a“smile with one’s mouth shut while keeping a neutral expression”,like the mildly amused look on the face of the Mona Lisa in the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The world-famous painting resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
    The regulations are of no legal value,defense lawyer Romain Boulet said before Thursday’s ruling.Furthermore,their argument emphasized that a smile would give hard-pressed France“a morale boost”and hoped the appeal court’s approval would make the French people smile. Unfortunately,their intentions failed to amuse French justice.Whether people are cheerful or not,their passport photos must show only poker faces.   
25.The unnamed French civil servant had his passport application turned down because _____. 
A.he lost a case in 2014.     B.he charged French authorities. 
C.his photo was too noticeable.    D.there was a smile in his photo.
 26.Why was Mona Lisa mentioned in the passage?
A.To remind readers the painting is now in Paris.
B.To emphasize the strictness of the passport rule.   
C.To introduce the great painter Leonardo da Vinci.
D.To show what kind of smile is acceptable to authorities.
27.If we say someone has a“poker face”,we probably mean___________.
A.he looks attractive.       B.he appears frightening.
C.he wears no expression.   D.he seems enjoyable.
C
Surviving Hurricane Sandy
Natalie Doan, 14, has always felt lucky to live in Rockaway, New York. Living just a few blocks from the beach, Natalie can see the ocean and hear the wave from her house. “It’s the ocean that makes Rockaway so special,” she says.
On October 29, 2012, that ocean turned fierce. That night, Hurricane Sandy attacked the East Coast, and Rockaway was hit especially hard. Fortunately, Natalie’s family escaped to Brooklyn shortly before the city’s bridge closed.
When they returned to Rockaway the next day, they found their neighborhood in ruins. Many of Natalie’s friends had lost their homes and were living far away. All around her, people were suffering, especially the elderly. Natalie’s school was so damaged that she had to temporarily attend a school in Brooklyn.
In the following few days, the men and women helping Rockaway recover inspired Natalie. Volunteers came with carloads of donated clothing and toys. Neighbors devoted their spare time to helping others rebuild. Teenagers climbed dozens of flights of stairs to deliver water and food to elderly people trapped in powerless high-rise buildings.
“My mom tells me that I can’t control what happens to me,” Natalie says. “ but I can always choose how I deal with it.”
Natalie’s choice was to help.
She created a website page matching survivors in need with donors who wanted to help. Natalie posted introduction about a boy named Patrick, who lost his baseball card collecting when his house burned down. Within days, Patrick’s collection was replaced.
In the coming months, her website page helped lots of kids: Christopher, who received a new basketball; Charlie, who got a new keyboard. Natalie also worked with other organizations to bring much-need supplies to Rockaway. Her efforts made her a famous person. Last April, she was invited to the White House and honored as a Hurricane Sandy Champion of Change.
Today, the scars(创痕)of destruction are still seen in Rockaway, but hope is in the air. The streets are clear, and many homes have been rebuilt. “I can’t imagine living anywhere but Rockaway,” Natalie declares. “My neighborhood will be back, even stronger than before.”
28. When Natalie returned to Rockaway after the hurricane, she found______.
A. her neighborhood was destroyed.              B. some friends had lost their lives.
C. her school had moved to Brooklyn.            D. the elderly were free from suffering.
29. According to paragraph 4, who inspired Natalie most?
A. The people helping Rockaway rebuild.
B. The people trapped in high-rise building.
C. The volunteers donating money to survivors.
D. Local teenagers bringing clothing to elderly people.
30. How did Natalie help the survivors?
A. She gave her toys to the kids.     B. She took care of younger children.
C. She called on the White House to help.      D. She built an information sharing platform.
31. What does the story intend to tell us?
A. Little people can make a big difference.   B.A friend in need is a friend indeed.
C. East or West, home is best.     D. Technology is power.
D
It never occurred to anybody, not even the creators that the world would care about the complex lives, loves and sufferings of a group of attractive and witty New Yorkers. But there’s no doubt that Friends(老友记)has become more than just a successful situation comedy ─ it has established itself as one of the last great television phenomena of the last century. Along the way, it has made its half-dozen leading actors famous.
Looking back on the strong friendship between the group of three men and three women who frequently gather at each other’s apartments and at Greenwich Village’s Central Perk coffee house, Friends was created by television producers, David Crane and Marta Kauffman. In 1993, the pair met producer Kevin S. Bright. Then the three became partners and got a deal to produce a new comedy for Warner Brothers. What they came up with was based on Crane and Kauffman’s after-college years, when they hung out at the local coffee house and involved themselves in every aspect of each other’s lives.
It didn’t take long for viewers to make friends with Friends. The situation comedy quickly became a top ten hit. Critics loved it as well. Entertainment Weekly said the show operated like a Broadway show, with twisty plots and unique jokes. The television theme song has also been a success with the public. The song’s success helped save the television theme song. An ABC(美国广播公司)executive was ready to order very short music intros(前奏) on his network’s shows, thinking that viewers would hit the remote control as soon as the opening started. But the success of the Friends theme song led the ABC executive to change his mind ─ remote controls or not, the TV theme song would stay.
Years have gone by, but Friends remains and will remain an example of a modern US situation comedy that is both hugely entertaining television and nothing short of a genuine latter-day social phenomenon.
32.What is stressed in the second paragraph?
A. The brilliance of Friends.                   B. The popularity of Friends.
C. The origin of Friends.                      D. The role models of Friends.
33.Which of the following is TRUE about Friends?
A. It has a simple but entertaining plot.          
B. It first came into being in the 1990s.
C. It was criticized by Entertainment Weekly.
D. It is about friendship between college students.
34.What can we learn from the passage?
A. Producer, Kevin S. Bright, graduated from the same college as David Crane.
B. ABC once replaced the theme song of its TV show with a short music intro.
C. The ABC executive thought highly of the theme song of Friends.
D. Marta Kauffman expected Friends to achieve great success.
35.What might the author think of Friends?
A. Its strengths outweigh its weaknesses.
B. He/she shows great affection towards it.
C. He/she has a reserved attitude towards its success.
D. Its success lies in the lack of good situation comedies.
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。
How to Write a News Article
Writing a news article is different from writing other articles or informational pieces.  36   knowing how to write a news article can help you exercise your writing skills and convey information clearly and briefly.
Gather all your facts. Before you write a news article, make a list or outline of all the connected facts and information that need to be included in the article.   37   it will help you write a clean, brief article.
Start with the lead.  38   this is one of the most important parts of the piece, so start with the leading statement when you write a news article. Your lead should be one sentence which states the topic of the article.
Give all the important details. The next important step to writing news articles is including all the relevant facts and details that relate to your lead statement.  39   . These details are important, because they are the key point of the article that fully informs the reader.
  40   . Be sure to double check all the facts in your new article before you contribute it, including names, dates, and contact information or addresses. Writing accurately is the best way to make yourself a suitable news article writer.
Conclude your article. Make sure your news article is complete and finished by giving it a good concluding sentence.
A. Check facts before concluding.
B. Follow up main facts with additional information.
C. Include the basics of what, where, when, who and why.
D. A leading sentence is to grab readers’ attention and interest them.
E. Unlike other articles, news articles present information in a specific way.
F. Avoid any statements or description that could be constructed as support or criticism.
G. This list helps prevent you from leaving out any relevant information about the topic or story.
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和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。
When you are living a fully-scheduled life, every minute counts. No matter how many ways you divide your   41  , there’s never enough time in a day to catch up.
Six years ago, I was   42   with a care-free, stop-and-smell-the-roses type of    43   .  When I needed to rush out, she was taking her sweet    44    picking out a purse and a shining crown. When I needed to have a   45    lunch, she'd stop to speak to the elderly woman who looked like her grandma.  Whenever my child caused me to deviate(偏离) from my main   46   , I thought to myself, we don’t have time for this.   47   , the two words I most commonly spoke to my little lover of life were: "   48   !"
Then one day, things   49   . We'd just picked up my older daughter from kindergarten and were getting out of the car. Seeing her little sister not going fast enough for her liking, my older daughter said, "You are so   50   ." When the older one crossed her own arms, it dawned on me that her annoyed look    51   that of mine.  I saw the damage my hurried existence was doing to   52   of my children.
Though my   53   to slow down was made almost three years ago, living at a slower pace still takes great effort. My younger daughter is my living    54    of why I must keep trying.  In fact, she reminded me once again the other day.  When I thought my little child was going to eat the last    55     of an ice cream, she held out a spoonful of it.  "I saved the last for you," she said. At that moment, I   56   I'd just got the deal of a lifetime. I gave my child a little time, and unexpectedly,    57   , she reminded me that things taste    58   and love comes easier when you stop   59   through life.
Pausing to delight in the simple joys of daily life is the only way to truly live.  Trust me, I learned from the world's born    60    in joyful living.
41. A. experience   B. memory   C. love   D. attention
42. A. bored         B. ashamed   C. blessed   D. patient
43. A. daughter   B. grandma        C. son           D. sister
44. A. step           B. ice cream         C. time    D. lunch
45. A. big       B. nutritious          C. quick       D. joyful
46. A. goal           B. schedule       C. interest  D. responsibility
47. A. Unusually    B. Frankly          C. Surprisingly D. Consequently
48. A. Cheer up     B. Hurry up   C. Shut up   D. Pull up
49. A. changed        B. improved         C. appeared  D. approved
50. A. silly           B. excited         C. slow         D. careful
51. A. silenced        B. contradicted     C. encouraged  D. mirrored
52. A. all           B. both             C. some   D. neither
53. A. promise        B. offer            C. demand   D. mistake
54. A. memory        B. reminder          C. candidate  D. example
55. A. half            B. cup            C. bite   D. piece
56. A. recognized      B. valued         C. wondered  D. realized
57. A. in return    B. in short   C. in  fact   D. in conclusion
58. A. bitter        B. softer            C. sweeter  D. hotter
59. A. surviving       B. going           C. getting        D. rushing
60. A. expert       B. magician         C. scientist  D. designer
第二节 (共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)
阅读下面篇章,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的适当形式。
John Snow was a famous doctor in London – so expert that he attended Queen Victoria as her   61   (person) physician. But he became inspired when he thought about helping ordinary people   62   (expose) to cholera. This was the deadly disease of that time. Neither its cause nor its cure was found. As a   63   (consequent), thousands of people died every time there was   64   outbreak. He wanted to find the cause of cholera    65   (defeat) it.
When a cholera broke out in 1854, he began gathering information immediately. He marked on a map   66   all the dead people had lived and he found that many people who   67   (drink) the dirty water from the pump died. So he decided it was the polluted water   68   carried cholera. To prevent cholera from happening again, he suggested that the source of all water supply   69   (examine).  70   (final) “King Cholera” was defeated.
第四部分 写作(共两节;满分35分)
第一节 短文改错(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)
假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有10处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每次错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(/\),并在其下面写出该加的词。
删除:把多余的词用(\)划掉。
修改:在错的词下面画一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。
注意:1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;
      2. 只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。
During the Renaissance, new ideas and values gradual replaced religious themes holding in the Middle Ages. At the same time painters returned to classical Roman and Greek ideas about art. They tried to paint people and the nature as they really were. Rich people wanted to possess their own paintings decorate their superb palaces, great houses and possession as well as their activities. One of the most important discoveries during this period was how to draw things in perspective. This technique was first used by Masaccio in 1428. Seeing his paintings for the first time, people were convinced that we were looking through a hole in a wall at a real scene. If the rules of perspective have not been discovered, no one would have been able to paint so realistic pictures. In coincidence, oil paints were also developed at this time, that made the colors used in paintings look richer and deeper.
第二节 书面表达(满分25分)
因担心学生们在比赛中的安全,学校领导取消了一年一度的篮球赛,学生们对此很难过。假如你是学生李华,给校长写一封信,劝说校长同意恢复篮球赛。
注意:1. 词数100左右;
2. 可以适当增加细节以使行文连贯;
   3. 开头语已为你写好。
Dear headmaster,
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Look forward to your reply.
                                                            
Yours sincerely,
                                                                      Li Hua


高二英语期末考试卷 
参考答案

第一部分:听力(共两节,满分30分)
1-5 ACBBA     6-10 BCBAB     11-15 ACCAC   16-20 ABACC
第二部分 阅读理解 (共两节,满分40分)
A篇 21-24  DDBC  B篇 25-27  DBC    C篇 28-31  AADA      
D篇 32-35  CBCB       E篇 36-40  EGDCA
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)
41-45 DCACC     46-50 BDBAC    51-55 DBABC     56-60 DACDA
第二节 (共10小题;每小题1.5分,满分15分)
61. personal   62. exposed    63. consequence   64. an    65. to defeat
66. where     67. had drunk  68. that    69. be examined   70. Finally
第四部分 写作(共两节;满分35分) 
第二节  短文改错(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)
1 .gradual—gradually     2. holding—held          3. nature前the删掉
4. decorate前加to   5. possession--possessions   6. we--they
7. not前have—had      8. so—such        9. In—By     10. that--which
第二节 书面表达(满分25分)
Dear headmaster,
I’ve heard the annual basketball games held in our school have been cancelled, for you are concerned about our safety. This makes us feel very disappointed. On behalf of my schoolmates, I’m writing to share our ideas with you.
There is no doubt that safety is important to our study and life. However, the basketball games mean a lot to us. First of all, nowadays under great pressure, we need to enrich our school life and relax ourselves. When playing basketball games, we can set free our mind and feel more energetic. Also, doing sports benefits our health, strengthening our bodies and keeping illnesses away. Our progress and success depend on good health. Finally, it’s a good chance for us to develop friendship and through games the entire class will become more united as well.
We really hope the basketball games will continue. I would appreciate it if you could take our ideas into consideration.
Look forward to your reply.
                                                 Yours sincerely,
                                                    Li Hua

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