金华十校 2017--2018 学年第一学期期末调研考试
本试卷分为第 I 卷(选择题)和第 II 卷(非选择题), 共 150 分,考试时间 120 分钟. 请考生按规定用笔将所有试题的答案涂写在答题纸上.
第 I 卷(选择题 共 95 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. 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. Why does the man want to leave?
A. The food is bad. B. The service is too slow. C. The music is too loud.
2. What does the woman do?
A. A teacher. B. A nurse. C. A shop assistant.
3. What has the man decided to do?
A. Continue his talk with Mr. Black.
B. Go to see an engineer.
C. Check the schedule.
4. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. On a bus. B. In a library. C. In a shop.
5. How did the man feel about his jump in the end?
A. Terrified. B. Disappointed. C. Excited.
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 are the speakers talking about?
A. A restaurant. B. An accident. C. A magazine.
7. Why is The Sunflower closed now?
A. It will move to another town.
B. The workers are on holiday.
C. It is under repair.
听第 7 段材料,回答第 8,9 题.
8. What do we know about Mr. Bannister?
A. He lacks experience.
B. He worked on a trade deal last year.
C. He is a new member of the company.
9. Who do the speakers think is suitable for the position in the end?
A. Amelia. B. Mr. Duncan. C. Ms. Templeton.
听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题.
10. What are the speakers doing?
A. Cooking. B. Watching TV. C. Doing shopping.
11. What does the man like best?
A. Ice cream. B. Milk. C. Cheese.
12. When does the conversation take place?
A. At noon. B. In the late afternoon. C. At night.
听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题.
13. Who gave the woman her first mountain bike?
A. Her father. B. Her uncle. C. Her brother.
14. Why did the woman slow down at one point in the Regional Championship?
A. The road was full of rocks.
B. She was too tired to speed up.
C. Someone appeared on the road suddenly.
15. What does the woman think is the most important before a race?
A. Making sure the bike is in good condition.
B. Looking at the route in advance.
C. Doing sports to keep fit.
16. What does the woman say about the clothes for a race?
A. They爷re comfortable. B. They爷re pretty. C. They爷re tight.
听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题.
17. When does the Business Studies course start?
A. On June 5th. B. On June 12th. C. On July 11th.
18. What can the students bring with them during the course?
A. Business videos. B. Notebook computers. C. Mobile phones.
19. Where is the Business Studies Department?
A. Next to the staff car park.
B. On the left side of the science center.
C. Beside the main entrance of the college.
20. What language classes are provided this summer?
A. Japanese and German. B. French and Chinese. C. Italian and Spanish.
第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,满分 35 分)
第一节(共 10 个小题:每小题 2.5 分,满分 25 分,阅读下列短文,从每题所给的 A,B,C 和 D 四个选项中,选出最佳选项.
Shopping is something that everyone likes to do. And buying products online enjoys increasing popularity nowadays as we get more varieties online at a relatively lower price. If you talk about shopping then this is a perfect match. People love to shop and the more varieties they have, the more they are attracted towards shopping. This article has complete
details of what should be kept in mind before buying shoes online and is also about one of the best companies to buy shoes online--Aviv.
There are some points that you need to keep in mind before buying shoes online. A lot of companies are available online, so you should select those who have good reviews and comments. Then you should check the returning policy of the company as online you can only see the product. You are unable to touch them. Also, check the guarantee period offered by the company for the product. Moreover, you can check the same product at various other sites to make the best decision.
Aviv is better than other companies if you are thinking to buy footwear for girls online as this company only provides shoes for kids, girls and boys. So, they are completely concentrated on these products. Each and every product provided by this company is really beautiful. The services of this company are also no less than any other company and you have no need to think about the quality of the product if you are buying from Aviv. They provide the best quality at the least price possible.
If you are buying any product online then you need to be smart as a lot of companies are available at present that offer different varieties of products. If you are looking for the best company to buy shoes online then you should try Aviv for sure as they provide best quality shoes at the least rate.
21. Which of the following should we keep in mind before buying shoes online?
A. Visit as many websites as possible.
B. Read the returning policy carefully.
C. Choose products sold at the least price.
D. Select the company selling the most shoes.
22. Aviv is better than other companies probably because of its .
A. quality and price B. service and policy
C. variety and design D. fashion and comment
23. What’s the main purpose of the passage?
A. To introduce a new type of shoes.
B. To promote the idea of online shopping.
C. To recommend an online shoe company.
D. To discuss ways of safe online shopping.
Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said that its stratospheric (平流层的) balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico, where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
Two of the search giant’s “Project Loon” balloons are already over the country. They
are enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with mobile phones that use its 4G LTE network.
The balloons, more than 60,000 feet above land are called HBAL199 and HBAL237. They use an algorithm (运算法则) that puts them in the best position to deliver signal by
rising and falling to ride wind currents. They are solar-powered and only provide signal during the day.
Several more balloons are on their way from Nevada. Alphabet has been given authority by the Federal Communications Commission to send up to 30 balloons to serve the hard-hit area, according to Libby Leahy, spokeswoman for Alphabet’s X, Alphabet’s division for futuristic technologies.
The head of Project Loon Alastair Westgarth said in a blog post that Project Loon is “still an experimental technology and we’re not quite sure how well it will work,” though it has been tested since last year in Peru following flooding there.
Hurricane Maria destroyed the U.S. land of 3.4 million people since its landing last month. Spokesman Ricardo Rossello said the number of death had risen to 49. Less than a fifth of the island has electricity, half its cellphone towers are still not functioning, schools are closed and more than 4,000 are in shelters, according to a government website.
AT&T spokesman Jeffrey Kobs said the company has set up 14 temporary cell sites, and since Friday more than 60 percent of the population was connected via mobile network, partly due to the help of government groups and Project Loon.
Other technology companies such as Cisco, Facebook and Tesla have also offered help or have sent teams to the island to improve communications and restore power.
24. Which of the following statements about Project Loon balloons is TRUE?
A. They can work day and night.
B. They are able to work at any height.
C. They have been used in Peru and U.S.
D. They are developed by Cisco, Facebook and Tesla.
25. Project Loon balloons helped people in Puerto Rico by .
A. sending rescue workers to them
B. delivering mobile phones to them
C. knocking out the cellphone towers
D. providing necessary internet access
26. From the passage, is most likely to be a government spokesperson.
A. Jeffrey Kobs B. Ricardo Rossello
C. Libby Leahy D. Alastair Westgarth
We’re all looking for the right answers. We look in self-help books and churches and seek out teachers and therapists (治疗学家) and even hire fortune-tellers. But what if I told you the best way to find what you’re looking for is to stop looking? Seriously. Sometimes
we look and search too much. Our minds are filled with knowledge and facts but we never find peace because we can’t stop thinking!
Many Buddhist teachers refer to this phenomenon as’monkey-mind’ because it’s similar to the way a monkey will swing from tree to tree tasting a banana from each one before dropping it and moving to the next tree. Like these monkeys, we often jump from thought to thought without ever really being in the present moment.
The cure for this is to make a conscious (有意识的) effort to quiet the mind. Or take
what I like to refer to as a ‘mental vacation’. There are many different techniques for this but the easiest way is to find a quiet place, close your eyes and simply concentrate on your breathing. That’s it.
Now, when your mind starts to wander(and it will), do not be too much concerned. Let that thought float away like a cloud in the sky and bring your attention back to your breathing. The goal is to quiet your mind as much as possible. With a little bit of practice you’ll get good at this! When you first start out try it for five or ten minutes. Even in this short amount of time you’ll notice a difference in the way you think and feel. But with
daily practice you’ll see major improvements in your physical and mental health.
There are many reasons for this but all we really need to know is that a calm mind is a vibrant mind. It is alive and full of ideas with creative energy. It has the ability to perfectly control millions of activities happening at the same time without any conscious effort.
So next time you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, remember to stop swinging
from tree to tree. Take a deep breath, quiet your mind and enjoy every precious minute of your mental vacation.
27. According to the text, in what way are we humans similar to monkeys?
A. We like jumping from tree to tree.
B. We have a taste for fresh bananas.
C. We feel a strong desire for knowledge.
D. We keep jumping from thought to thought.
28. What does the author suggest to find our peace of mind?
A. Solve every problem we have.
B. Relax and focus on our breathing.
C. Swing from tree to tree like a monkey.
D. Take a few days off and have a vacation.
29. The underlined word “vibrant” (Paragraph 5) is closest in meaning to .
A. lively B. peaceful C. curious D. complex
30. The text is mainly about .
A. The benefits of taking vacations.
B. The importance of peace of mind.
C. The cure for monkey mind.
D. The risks of monkey mind.
第二节(共 5 小题:每小题 2 分,满分 10 分).
It is important that you teach your baby to read as young as possible. Why? Because
there is simply no better time in a child’s life for learning than when they are between 3 months old and their 5th birthday. 31 As a result, they are sponges(海绵) for knowledge. Moreover, being able to read is the basis for any successful education, so the earlier they
start, the better. All too often, parents leave educating their children up to schools, which probably explains why the United States is currently ranked 18th in its rate of reading and writing.
Teaching your baby to read provides brain exercise during the very time when his or her brain is developing. It has also been shown to increase the baby’s IQ. The sooner they begin to read, the sooner they can begin to learn other subjects. This way, by the time your children begin school, they will already know what’s being taught, and will be put on the fast track. 32
One of the cases that really began to bring the fact that babies can learn to read to the public’s attention was 17-month-old Elizabeth Barrett. 33 She was given a series of words and even sentences that she could read quite well. Her parents had been reading to her since she was born and had provided her with a very early education.
Reading is the most important thing to teach babies at a young age. 34 Learning can be fun at such an early age, and it can be accomplished so easily that they won’t have to struggle in order to learn. In fact, when you use the proper materials, they will look forward to learning.
If you’re interested in teaching your baby to read, the best way to start is by spending
just a few minutes a day. 35 Simply show your baby matching picture on the opposite side. There are also videos that help to teach babies to read.
There is no better time to teach your baby to read than the present. Begin by looking for learning materials that your baby might enjoy
第三部分 语言运用(共两节,满分 45 分)
第一节:完形填空(共 20 个小题: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
Scarlet was out late that night. She waited in a dark alley and listened for signs of life.
But all she 36 was the traffic on New York’s streets.
She yawned and turned to look 37 at her house across the street. The orange glow (光) in the upstairs window told her that 38 went wrong. As she started to run back down the alley, one window 39 and with a huge “whoosh!”. flames 40 into the
“My 41 !” Scarlet screamed silently. She 42 into the house through an open window. Smoke had started to fill the room 43 it was hard to see. However, the sound of her babies’ cries 44 her.
Gently, Scarlet 45 the first baby, ran back outside and laid it on the 46 . She came back for her second child 47 . Now the flames were already dancing down the stairs. She 48 feel their hot breath on her back as she escaped through the window with her second baby.
She returned 49 more times for the others. The fire was all around her now,
50 at her like a wild animal. It burned her ears and her eyelids(眼睑) and the skin on her legs. She could barely see. 51 , she was able to carry her last child out before the roof and walls fell. Scarlet’s home was no more there.
When the fire was out, a fire fighter walked over to the six cats on the sidewalk across the street --- the mother and her five babies. The mother was 52 burned. He was quite clear 53 the story went --- she had gone into the burning house again and again and returned with a baby 54 each time. “Now,” he thought, “it’s my 55 to save her.”
36. A. saw B. heard C. smelt D. felt
37. A. back B. out C. down D. away
38. A. everything B. nothing C. something D. anything
39. A. heated B. broke C. shut D. expanded
40. A. shot B. flowed C. disappeared D. poured
41. A. house B. neighbours C. food D. babies
42. A. dashed B. walked C. rolled D. wandered
43. A. but B. and C. because D. though
44. A. scared B. warned C. guided D. attracted
45. A. gave up B. held up C. woke up D. picked up
46. A. stairs B. floor C. sidewalk D. roof
47. A. in no time B. on time C. at the same time D. at one time
48. A. would B. should C. could D. might
49. A. two B. three C. four D. five
50. A. staring B. smiling C. waving D. roaring
51. A. Obviously B. Importantly C. Reasonably D. Fortunately
52. A. slightly B. hardly C. badly D. nearly
53. A. where B. why C. when D. how
54. A. in her arms B. in her mouth C. on her head D. on her back
55. A. turn B. right C. way D. fault
第 II 卷(非选择题 共 55 分)
第三部分 语言运用(共两节,满分 45 分)
第二节(10 个小题:每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分)
That Christmas I turned 16. While decorating the tree together 56 Mama, I accidentally dropped and broke an old glass ball on it. The ball had been on our tree
57 I could remember. I knelt to pick up the 58 (break) pieces and was surprised to
find a small sheet of paper among them. Unfolding the tiny note, I recognized my father’s roughly penciled writing. Lifting my 59 (eye), I saw my mother’s fond expression. “Your daddy wrote that and stuck it in that blue ball during our first Christmas together,” she said with 60 smile. I wouldn’t have believed it. The daddy I knew always looked on getting the tree 61 (decorate) as something he wanted little part in. And yet this bit of yellowed paper proved that long ago my daddy 62 (do) something romantic at Christmas. Carefully laying the note aside, I cleaned up the broken pieces of the ball, 63 (wish) I could somehow stick 64 together. “It’s OK, “Mama said, comforting me with a hug. “Just pick out another old glass ball and fill the note back inside.” Now as I 65 (careful) handle those old balls, I love knowing that one holds a secret between Papa and Mama.
第四部分:写作(共两节,满分 40 分)
第一节:应用文写作(满分 15 分)
假定你是李华, 准备在暑假赴美国进行短期旅行, 请你用英语给美国友 Tom 写一封邮
1. 词数 80 左右:
概要写作(满分 25 分)
阅读下面短文,根据其内容写一篇 60 词左右的内容概要.
The familiar yellow school bus is the largest system of mass transportation in the US and every school day transports roughly 25 million young people to school and home again
after the school day ends. Meanwhile, they are the safest method for getting kids to and from school, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Children are 70 times more likely to arrive at school safely on the school bus than if they had traveled to school driving themselves or riding with friends.
These school buses meet more of the nation’s motor vehicle safety standards than any
other vehicles on the road. Also, several new technologies available today are making school buses even safer, such as video cameras on the inside and outside, stop arm cameras, GPS
tracking and collision lessening systems. Another safety tool on school buses is high seat backs, closely-spaced seats and energy-absorbing seating.
But even the safeness of school buses would not completely sum up why children are safer when riding the big, yellow bus. The bus is only as safe as the professional men and women who drive them. All drivers must obtain a Class B or C Commercial Driver’s
License (CDL). They are randomly tested for alcohol and drugs, usually have their driving
record checked, and are given the same review for criminal history as teachers and other employees who have contact with students. In order to serve as a school bus driver, most applicants are required to successfully complete a training course, along with instruction in the classroom and behind the wheel.
School buses are safe for the environment, not only because each bus replaces 36 passenger cars that would, but for the buses, be on the road taking and picking up school children. Additionally, school buses use alternative green fuels like natural gas, and electric power.
Todd Monteferrario, President of the National School Transportation Association, said parents should remember that the safest and smartest choice is to put their children on the big yellow bus when they can.