江西省会昌中学2011-2012学年高一下学期第二次月考英语试题


一、听力(每小题 1.5 分,共 30 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。

1.Which restaurant will the speakers most likely choose?

A. French.

B. Italian.

C. Chinese.

2.What does the man mean?

A. He' 11 go to the park with the woman. B. The weather report is not always true.

C. They' d better stay indoors tomorrow.

3. What's most important for the woman?

A. Living environment. B. Convenient transportation. C. Job opportunities.

4.Why is the man complaining?

A. He dislikes filing documents.

B. His work is always the same.

C. His co-worker was careless.

5.How did Adam probably get the football?

A. He bought it himself.

B. He borrowed it from someone else.

C. It was given to him as a birthday gift. 第二节

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。听每段对话或独自前,你将有时间阅读各个小题,

每小题5秒钟;听完后,各个小题将给出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 does the man want the woman to do?

A. Attend an art course.

B. Paint a portrait of her mother. C. Pay for the portrait.

7. How does the woman feel in the end?

A. Unconfident.

B. Annoyed

听第7段材料,回答第8至10题。

C. Excited.

8. What does the woman show the man?

A. Some clothes.

B. A magazine.

C .A new store.

9. What is the problem at the store?

A. The clothes are too expensive.

B. The clothes are not the right size.

C. The clothes are not available.

10. What will happen next Tuesday?

A. There will be a party.

B. The man can get what he wants.

C. The clothes will be delivered to the man. 听第8段材料,回答第11至13题。

11. What did the woman do for the man?

A. She cleaned his house.

B. She made him breakfast.

C. She said something nice about him.

12 .What does the man think the woman wants to do?

A. Something bad.

B. Something nice.

C. Something funny.

13. What do we know about the woman?

A .She is fond of shopping.

B. She wants to borrow some money.

C. She took up a new hobby.

听第9段材料,回答第14至16题。

14. What are the speakers mainly talking about?

A. An online service.

B. The woman's favorite TV shows.

C. The quality of TV shows nowadays.

15. What does the woman like to watch?

A. Current TV shows. B. Movies rented from stores. C. Old TV shows.

16. What does the man want to do?

A. Buy a TV.

B. Join Netflix.

C. Watch a movie.

听第10段材料,回答第17至20题。

17. What's the speaker's suggestion in the talk?

A. Getting a variety of clothes.

B. Taking an umbrella in summer.

C. Drinking plenty of water.

18. What is summer like in the United States?

A. It lasts for about 5 months.

B. It often rains in most areas.

C. The temperature almost keeps the same.

19. Why are many homes and buildings cool even in summer?

A. They are built with special materials.

B. Doors and windows are kept open.

C. They often have fans or air conditioners.

20. Where might the talk take place?

A. In a classroom.

B. On TV.

C.On the radio.

二、单项选择:(15 分)

21. The journalists at home and abroad are greatly impressed by the fact that _______

volunteers from all over the country are working hard to build _________ new Yushu.

A. /; a

B. the; /

C. /; /

D. the; a

22. When and where to build the new factory ___ ________ yet.

A. is not decided

B. are not decided

C. has not decided

D. have not decided

23. The time and effort he has devoted during the past few years ______ trees in that remote

area is now considered to be of great value.

A. plant

B. planting

C. to plant

D. to planting

24. ——Excuse me, _______? ——That's $50 altogether, sir.

A. how much should I give you

B. but can I take your order

C. could I have the bill, please

D. would you please take the money

25. Liza ______ well not want to go on the trip — she hates traveling.

A. will

B. can

C. must

D. may

26. ——Your friend Alice looks down today. What is up?

——Well, ________ happened to her was her own fault!

A. wherever

B. However

C. whatever

D. No matter what

27. –Come on, please give me some ideas about the project.

--- Sorry. With so much work _________my mind, I almost break down.

A filled

B filling

C to fill

D being filled

28. The boss believed Tom's reason for being late for work is ______ he had to help his

grandma cook.

A. why

B. that

C. where

D. because

29. ——What do you think of the speech given by the CEO from Hong Kong ?

——Excellent, I have never heard ______ one before.

A. a more interesting

B. the most interesting

C. a more interested

D. the most interested

30. As we all know, a man's worth cannot be ______ by his looks.

A. measured

B. achieved

C. decorated

D. promoted

31. The teacher finds that Jane is quite different from ______ she was like one year ago.

A. who

B. what

C. how

D. which

32. The Oscar Award is ______ all outstanding actors and actresses all ______.

A. what; dream to win

B. something; look forward to win

C. what; dream of winning

D. something; look forward to winning it

33. According to the statistics, although more books ________ in recent years, Chinese people

spend ________ time in reading.

A. have been come out; little

B. have come out; less

C. have come out; little

D. have been come out; less

34. -----What do you think of their marriage?

-----_______ , if I were Kate, I wouldn’t marry him.

A. Generally speaking B. I have no idea C. To be honest D. To my surprise

35. —Please let me know where David is. I couldn’t find him anywhere.

—Well, he _____have gone far—his coat’s still here.

A. shouldn’t

B. mustn’t

C. can’t

D. wouldn’t

三、完形填空:(30 分)

The beggar’s well-deserved dinner

Many years ago, there lived two woodcutters, Rahim and Rahman in a village. They went out

every 36 to cut fire wood. After cutting wood. They would sit down and 37 their

lunch from their boxes. Next they would 38 the firewood till the end of the day in the

marketplace before going 39 .

One day, they were eating their lunch when Rahim noticed a beggar. The beggar 40

eyed the lunch and said, “I wonder if you can spare a little food for me.” Rahim, who felt 41

for him, was about to give him some of it, but was 42 back by Rahman. “ We 43 hard

throughout the morning and 44 enough food for ourselves to see us through the 45

. So you see we cannot give you any food. But if you 46 , I can lend you my axe and we

both will teach you how to cut firewood and sell it. And you’ll have 47 to eat and buy

yourself a(n) 48 axe to cut more fire wood. This way, you can 49 a livelihood with

dignity (尊严).”

The beggar joined them. 50 , Rahman showed him how to cut firewood. Thereafter they

took him to the 51 and told him how to sell it.

At the end of the day, the beggar proudly took the 52 to Rahman to show them his earnings. Rahman took him to buy a new axe. Then the beggar entered an inn (客栈).

After he had gone, Rahman told Rahim, “By teaching him how to 53 his own trade, we

have taught him a skill, which will last him a 54 . Now he will hever go hungry again.” As a

very famous saying goes, “Don’t give them fish 55 teach them how to catch the fish.”

36. A. year

B. weekend

C. evening

D. morning

37. A. spare

B. eat

C. cook

D. change

38. A. sell

B. burn

C. cut

D. keep

39. A. away

B. out

C. home

D. around

40. A. quietly

B. happily

C. calmly

D. hungrily

41. A. anxious

B. sorry

C. good

D. angry

42. A. pulled

B. driven

C. thrown

D. beaten

43. A. listen

B. prepare

C. search

D. work

44. A. buy

B. collect

C. pack

D. grow

45. A. noon

B. day

C. term

D. rest

46. A. wish

B. know

C. doubt

D. believe

47. A. anything

B. everything

C. enough

D. none

48. A. extra

B. big

C. small

D. new

49. A. accept

B. earn

C. lead

D. express

50. A. Patiently

B. Simply

C. Directly

D. Quickly

51. A. shelter

B. hill

C. market

D. street

52. A. lunch

B. firewood

C. axe

D. money

53. A. start

B. leave

C. seek

D. support

54. A. decade

B. week

C. lifetime

D. century

55. A. so

B. but

C. if

D. or

四、阅读理解:(40 分) A
There was a wonder-filled little girl who was hurt so badly that when she entered adult life, she thought she was so bad that others just couldn’t be nice to her.
But she had a lot of curiosity, which kept her going. She sought many wise people to help her understand why she was so bad that her mother hurt her and why she was unable to be better so that men wouldn’t hurt her.
She was on a journey that she thought was to help her be “better”. She carried a big bag with her everywhere she went. Inside it were all the hurts she had experienced. Because she was so eager to please those who offered their wisdom, she willingly agreed with what they said about forgiving. But she held that bag of hurts tightly.
After 50 years of carrying that bag around and showing it to all she met as if it were proof that she was a good person, she decided to open it up and just see what happened.
When she looked inside it was filled with bits of paper. At one time they had words on them, detailing the hurts. But time had faded (使褪色) the words and all that was left was some useless paper. She had been struggling to carry this bag that held nothing but the image of something that once was.
She saw the absurdity of carrying that bag around. It made her laugh. By letting go of the paper

and having pity for those that hurt her, this little girl was able to become a woman with beautiful hair.

The woman looked in the mirror and said, “I am lovable.”

Although it took many years, she was finally open to bringing love and respect into her life.

56. When she grew up, the little girl wondered

.

A. where she should go

B. why she couldn’t be loved

C. how she could be a sweet girl

D. why she was hurt so deeply

57. What advice did girl get from wise people?

A. To please those who hurt her.

B. To keep carrying the bag of hurts.

C. To record the hurts she suffered.

D. To forgive those who hurt her. 学&科&

58. The woman laughed in the end because

.

A. she had beautiful hair

B. she became lovable

C. she realized her silliness

D. she became a wise woman

59. According to the passage, which of the following can be used to describe the woman?

A. Curious.

B. Kind-hearted.

C. Easy-going. D. Devoted.

60. What lesson can we learn from the story?

A. You will walk fast without carrying a load.

B. You will get peace after forgiving others.

C. You will become young if you forget your hurts.

D. You will be loved after changing your image.

B

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March, 1853---29 July, 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist

artist. He is considered one of the greatest artists with great influence on the greatest artists with

great influence on the 20th-century art.

Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief period as a

teacher, he became a missionary (传教士) in a very poor mining region. He did not begin his career

as an artist until 1880; however, during the last ten years of his life, he produced more than 2,000

pieces, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawing and sketches (素描). He worked only with

somber colours until he met Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. Van Gogh used their

bright colours and style of painting in a uniquely recognizable style. Most of his best-known works

were produced during his final two years, when he was suffering from serious mental illness.

In 1890, at the age of 37, van Gogh shot himself in the chest. He died two days later, with Theo,

his brother and his best friend, at his side, who reported his last words as “The sadness will last

forever”. It would not take long before his fame grew higher and higher.

Van Gogh’s mother threw away quite a number of his paintings. The only painting he sold

during his lifetime, The Red Vineyard, was created in 1888. It is now on display in the Pushkin

Museum in Moscow, Russia. Several paintings by van Gogh rank among the most expensive

paintings in the world. On March 30, 1987 van Gogh’s painting Irises was sold for a record of $53.9

million at Southby’s, New York. On May 15, 1990 his Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold for $83.5

million at Christie’s, thus setting a new price record.

61. When did van Gogh begin his career as an artist?

A. At the age of 17.

B. At the age of 27.

C. In his early adult adult life.

D. In his early childhood.

62. The underlined word “somber” in Para. 2 means

.

A. colourful

B. different

C. dark

D. bright

63. What’s the right order of van Gogh’s life experience?

a. worked as a teacher

b. took up drawing c. worked in an art firm

d. worked as a missionary

A. c, a, b, d

B. c, a, d, b

C. b, c, a, d

D. b, a, c, d

64. Which of the following can best describe van Gogh’s final two years?

A. Sand and boring.

B. Normal and peaceful.

C. Happy but fruitless.

D. Painful but productive.

65. What can we learn from the passage?

A. Van Gogh didn’t become famous until he dies.

B. Van Gogh sold many paintings in his life.

C. Van Gogh had become famous as an artist when he was alive.

D. Irises was the most expensive among van Gogh’s paintings.

C

It takes years of school to develop math skills, but learning about numbers starts earlier than

you might think. Now according to a new study, at three months, babies have already started

acquiring a concept (概念) of “how much”.

Previous research had suggested that very young babies can tell when the number of objects (物

体) in a group has changed. But the babies in these studies were simply reacting generally to the fact

that something had changed, they suspected.

Researchers of Harvard University studied 36 babies, all three months old. During the tests,

each baby wore a hat with sensors (传感器). The babies watched a series of images on a computer

screen. They showed the same object, such as a cartoon character. For a while, the number of the

objects in the pictures didn’t change. Then the images began to display a different object, or a

different number of one of the objects the babies had previously looked at. As soon as something

changed, the babies’ brains responded with a specific pattern of electrical signals, which would be

recorded by sensors.

By analyzing these signals, the researchers discovered that one part of the brain (near the top on

the left side) responded when the object in the image changed. A different part of the brain (lower

and on the right side) responded when the number of objects in the image changed. This was not the

area of the brain that is involved in attention. That suggests that the babies’ brains are doing more

than just reacting to a change in what they’re seeing – they actually seem to be able to tell number

changes from other types of changes.

Numbers and amounts are important concepts in our lives. Even though babies are years away

from adding, subtracting (减), multiplying, and dividing, their brains seem to be preparing for a time

when they finally will.

66. Why were hats with sensors used in the study?

A. To record the images on the computer screen.

B. To remind babies of the changes of numbers.

C. To record the electrical activity of each baby’s brain.

D. To help babies concentrate on the computer screen.

67. What does the underlined word “They” in the third paragraph refer to?

A. Babies involved in the study.

B. Sensors worn by the babies.

C. Numbers marked on the objects.

D. Images shown on the computer screen.

68. Which part of the brain is responsible for responding to the changes of numbers?

A. The top.

B. The left side.

C. The lower and the right side.

D. The upper and the left side.

69. The last paragraph mainly implies that

.

A. babies are in fact cleverer than they are thought

B. it is impossible to understand human brain completely

C. numbers play the most important part in people’s lives

D. the ability of babies remain a mystery to scientists

70. The purpose of the study is to prove that

.

A. math skills should be developed as early as possible

B. numbers are easier for babies to judge than images

C. babies really do have some sense of numbers

D. babies can react differently to what they see

D

Health experts are calling for action to expand cancer care and control in the developing world.

A medical research paper says cancer was once thought of as a problem mostly in the developed

world. But now cancer is a leading cause of death and disability in poor countries as well. Experts

from Harvard University and other organizations urge the international community to fight cancer

aggressively, saying it should be fought in the way HIV/AIDS has been fought in Africa.

Cancer kills more than 7.5 million people a year worldwide. Almost two-thirds are in

low-income and middle-income countries.

They discover cancer dills more people in developing countries than AIDS, tuberculosis (肺结

核) and malaria (疟疾) combined. But the world spends only 5% of its cancer resources in those

countries.

Felicia Knaul from Harvard Medical School was one of the authors of the paper. She was in

Mexico when she was found to have breast cancer. She received treatment there and her experience

showed her the sharp difference between the rich and the poor in treating breast cancer.

Felicia Knaul says, “And we are seeing how this is attacking young women. It’s the number two

cause of death in Mexico for women thirty to fifty-four. All over the developing world, it’s the

number one cancer-related death among young women. I think we have to again say that there is

much more we could do about it than we are doing about it.”

Professor Knalul met community health workers during her work in developing countries. They

were an important part of efforts to reduce deaths from the cancer. They were able to persuade

people to get tested to prevent the illness. The experts say cancer care does not have to be costly. For

example, patients can be treated with lower-cost drugs.

71. What would be the best title for the passage?

A. Cancer – a leading cause of death in poor countries B. What should we do in preventing and treating cancer? C. What makes the first killer in developing countries? D. Experts urge more efforts to fight cancer in poor countries.

72. Felicia Knaul’s experience in Mexico shows that

.

A. many Mexican women suffer from breast cancer

B. there is not enough medicine for cancer there

C. many Mexican women can’t afford medical care

D. patients with breast cancer are treated differently

73. From what Felicia Knaul says, we can draw the conclusion that

.

A. breast cancer is a great threat to young women

B. people don’t pay enough attention to breast cancer

C. breast cancer is the second killer among women in Mexico

D. effective treatment for breast cancer is available in developing countries

74. Who plays an important part in preventing the cancer in developing countries?

A. The cancer patients.

B. The health experts.

C. Community health workers.

D. Young women.

75. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?

A. The number of cancer cases is decreasing.

B. HIV/AIDS is not being taken seriously in Africa.

C. Over 7.5 million people die of cancer every year.

D. It is very expensive to treat cancer.

第五部分:阅读表达(10 分)

[1]All people have dreams and they obey the rule that if you can dream it, you can achieve it!

Here are four goals for people to reach a perfect life in their future.

[2]The first goal common to all of us in health and energy. We all want to be healthy and fit, to

have high levels of energy and to live free of pain and illness. Today, with the incredible advances in

medical science, the quality of our health and fitness, and our lifespan, is largely determined by

design, not by chance. People with excellent health habits are far healthier, have more energy, and

live longer and better than people who have poor health habits. Remember that health is not

everything, but without health everything is nothing!

[3]The second goal that we all have in common is to enjoy excellent relationships – intimate,

personal or social – with the people we like and respect, and who

is

turn. Fully 85% of your happiness will be determined by the quality of your relationships at each

stage, and in each area, of your life. How well you get along with people, and how much they like

and respect you, have more impact on the quality of your life than perhaps any other factor.

The third common goal is to do work that we enjoy, to do it well, and to be well paid for it. You want to be able to get and keep the job you want, to get paid more and promoted (晋升) faster. You

want to earn the very most that is possible for you at each stage of your career, whatever you do.

The fourth goal we all have in common is to achieve financial independence. You want to reach

the point in life where you have enough money so that you never have any financial worries. You want to be completely free of them. You want to be able to order dinner in a restaurant without referring to the price listing to determine what you want to eat.
76. What does this passage chiefly talk about? (no more than 12 words)

77. Fill in the blank in Paragraph 3 with proper words. (no more than 6 words)

78. Complete the following sentence with proper words according to the underlined sentence in

Paragraph 4? (no more than 6 words)

Everybody wants to make

no matter what job he is engaged in.

79. Why does the author put health ahead of other goals? (no more than 20 words)

80. What does the underlined word “them” in the last paragraph probably refer to? (no more than 3 words) 第六部分:书面写作
假设你是李华。最近,你校学生会组织开展了“构建低碳校园”活动。请你围绕“节约资 源,低碳生活”的主题,根据以下提示,用英语写一封倡议。
1、日常出行时怎样减少碳排放; 2、在餐厅就餐时怎样节约粮食; 3、在寝室和教室如何节约水、电; 4、提倡:advocates 低碳校园:low-carbon campus 注意: 1、词数:120 左右; 2、倡议书的开头和结尾已给出,但不计入总词数; 3、可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。 Dear fellow students, ……
Li hua

2011-2012 学年第二学期会昌中学第二次月考 高一年级英语试卷

参考答案:

听力: 1—5 BCACC

6—10 ABBCB 11—15 BACAC 16—20 BABCA

单选: AADCD, CBBAA, BCBCC

完形: DBACD BADCB ACDBA CDACB

阅读 A: BDCAB

B: BCBDA

C: CDCAC D: DDACC

阅读表达

Dear fellow students, Our school advocates that we should build a low-carbon campus in order to protect the
earth. I think it is everyone’s duty to work hard to achieve this goal. Here is what I think we
should instead of riding in cars or school buses to reduce the amount of pollution. Secondly, when we eat the food in the school cafeteria, we should eat up what we buy and not waste the food. Thirdly, it is important for us to save electricity and water. We should not leave the lights on in the daytime and leave water running after washing. Instead, we should turn off lights as soon as we leave the classroom or dormitories.
In a word, if we can make small changes in our way of life, we can make a big difference to the earth!
Dear fellow students, let’s start right now and spare no effort to do every little thing we can from now on!
Li hua


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