2018-2019学年第一学期高二年级英语期中考试试卷 卷面分值：120分， 考试时长：100分钟 第一部分 阅读理解 （共20小题； 每小题2分，满分40分） 第一节 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C和D）中，选出最佳选项。 A Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer, navigator (航海家), and mapmaker. He explored much of eastern Canada and became known as the “Father of New France”. Born into a family of sailors, Champlain, while still a young man, began exploring North America. In 1603, he sailed up the Saguenay River and the St. Lawrence River. From 1604 to 1607 Champlain joined in the exploration and settlement of the first permanent (永久的) European settlement north of Florida. Then, in 1608, he established the French settlement that is now Quebec City. He also made the first accurate (精确的) map of the Canadian coast. Champlain spent most of the rest of his life going between France and Canada. His goals were to map North America and find a quicker way to get to the Pacific Ocean. In 1629 Quebec was controlled by the English and Champlain was taken to England as a prisoner. When Canada was returned to France in 1633 Champlain returned to Canada as governor of Quebec and remained in Quebec until his death on Christmas Day in 1635. Champlain was the first European to explore and describe the Great Lakes, and published maps of his journeys and reports of what he learned from the natives and the French living among the natives. Champlain was memorialized as the “Father of New France”, and many places and streets in North America use his name. The most famous of these is Lake Champlain, which lies between northern New York and Vermont. 1. Which is the correct order of the events about Champlain? a. established the settlement in Canada b. travelled up the St. Lawrence River c. returned to Canada as governor of Quebec d. was taken to England A. b-a-c-d B. b-a-d-c C. a-d-b-c D. a-b-d-c 2. We can learn from the text that Champlain _____. A. was important to Canadian history B. was famous for the lake named for him C. was the first person to explore North America D. was the first family member to work on a ship 3. The underlined word “memorialized” in the last paragraph probably means “_____”. A. described B. chosen C. remembered D. trusted 4. What’s the best title for the text? A. Exploration of North America B. Origin of Lake Champlain C. Foundation of Quebec D. Father of New France B Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Where: Becket, Massachusetts When: June 15-Aug. 24 Each summer, this influential dance center presents a number of classes and performances by more than 50 companies from around the world. Highlights (最精彩的部分) this season include the Dance Theater of Harlem’s production of Alvin Ailey’s “The Lark Ascending”, which opens the festival. Many events are free. Ticketed performances start at $22. jacobspillow.org. Moab Music Festival Where: Moab, Utah When: Aug. 29-Sept. 9 This area is better known for mountain biking than for music. But since 1992, it has hosted a private festival that brings classical, jazz, Latin and other types of music to the land. This year there will be 16 concerts, including three “Grotto Concerts”, where guests take a 45-minute boat ride down the Colorado River to performances. Events start at $25. moabmusicfest.org. Cheyenne Frontier Days Where: Cheyenne, Wyoming When: July 19-28 There’s something for everyone at this 117-year-old festival, from an “Indian village” and Old West museum to country concerts. But the competition is still the main attraction, with cowboys (牛仔) and cowgirls competing for major money in the world’s largest outdoor stage. Competition tickets start at $18, and concert tickets at $23. cfdrodeo.com. The Glimmerglass Festival Where: Cooperstown, New York When: July 6-Aug. 24 Each summer, opera lovers from around the country (and the world) travel to upstate New York to watch productions that include stars like Nathan Gunn and Ginger Costa-Jackson. This year’s performances include Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Verdi’s “King for a Day”, in honor of the 200th birthdays of both composers (作曲家). Tickets start at $26. glimmerglass.org. 5. If you want to enjoy a “Grotto Concert”, which date suits you best? A. June 15. B. July 19. C. August 24. D. September 4. 6. If you go to Cheyenne to watch a competition and enjoy a concert, how much will you pay at least? A. $18. B. $22. C. $36. D. $41. 7. If you are a big fan of Wagner, you’re advised to go to _____. A. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival B. the Glimmerglass Festival C. Cheyenne Frontier Days D. Moab Music Festival 8. Which part of a website is the text probably chosen from? A. Education. B. Art. C. Business. D. Literature. C COLUMBIA, SC — Students at the Columbia Jewish Day School have been pouring through the pages of a new book circulating (传阅) at school. The youngsters are the main characters in the book that shares stories about greeting newcomers, helping others in wheelchairs, reaching out to the lonely and performing various other acts of kindness. And this story’s ending has yet to be penned. The school has been planning “Columbia’s Book of Kindness” for the past year. The 1,000-page, hardcover book was designed by Columbia Jewish Day School educator Jane Muller. Since last February, students and community (社区) members have been encouraged to write down acts of kindness in the book they have shown to others or have received. “When you turn the pages, you’ll see some wonderful things going on,” said Muller, who founded the school 21 years ago with her husband Rabbi Meir Muller. Muller, a poet and book artist, said the book offered her the chance to use her art to bring something meaningful to the community. She said she hopes to help young people in particular understand the importance of making a difference where they are, rather than just looking to other acts of kindness. Those lessons appeared to be catching on at school in recent days, as a group of students shared some of their stories with each other. Eight-year-old Will Obradovich shared how he had helped his neighbors with their pet, while ten-year-old Samantha Beckmer designed a page showing how she believes a community should care for its people, the animals and the environment. “When we spread the kindness book around, it will encourage more people to be kind,” Samantha said. Ten-year-old Jack Lamey said the stories shared in the book have inspired (激励) him to look for new ways to be kind to others. “Columbia’s Book of Kindness” will be circulated to various places in the community in the coming months of 2014. At each stop, people will be invited to share their stories about kindness through poetry, drawings and photographs. The goal is to fill the 1,000 pages before the book is officially presented to the city. “Let your story inspire others,” Jane Muller said. “Let others inspire you. It’s Columbia’s book.” 9. Jane Muller designed the book to _____. A. inspire acts of kindness B. protect the environment C. encourage creative writing D. improve students’ writing skill 10. We can infer from Jane Muller that _____. A. good deeds should be kept secret B. community members should care for the youth C. it is important to do good around us D. community education depends on everybody 11. According to the text, the book _____. A. was finished last February B. was written by students C. was thin and expensive D. was popular at school 12. Who learned a lot from the book? A.Samantha Beckmer. B.Rabbi Meir Muller . C.Will Obradovich. D.Jack Lamey. D The argon（氩） forest in Morocco, northwest Africa, is a very special place. The trees help to stop the spread of the desert. It takes between 40 to 60 years for an argon tree to become an adult. And scientists say that the tree may live for 200 to 400 years. But this long growing time can be a problem. When someone cuts down an argon tree, it takes a very long time for another one to grow and replace it. The women in Morocco make a special product from the trees: argon oil. They gather the fruit from the ground. Then, they take the seeds (籽) out of the fruit. When these seeds dry, they pound them between two stones to remove the oil. In the past, the women produced argon oil to use in cooking, on their skin, and to treat sicknesses. In the 1990s people in Europe began to learn about the special qualities of the oil, so the production of argon oil started to change. Many companies in the West moved to Morocco and used chemicals (化学物质) to get the oil out of the seeds, pushing out the native people and also making the argon forest suffering. So the Moroccan government started to help fix this problem. First, they talked to UNESCO. In 1998, UNESCO recognized the argon forest as a special place that the world will protect. The second step was to encourage the women in Morocco to form cooperatives (合作社). And the European Union declared that argon oil must be produced by these cooperatives. Today there are over 50 argon oil cooperatives run by women in Southwestern Morocco. These cooperatives not only give women a way to help support their families but also care for the existing forest and plant more argon trees. They make sure that the argon forest will exist for many more generations. Argon oil is more than just something to eat or rub on your skin. It is a product that makes a difference. 13. What’s good about the argon tree? A. It stops the soil from blowing away. B. It can live in a very wet place. C. It has a short growing time. D. It doesn’t break easily. 14. Why did the Western companies go to Morocco? A. To learn from the Moroccan women. B. To learn about the argon tree. C. To trade with the natives. D. To produce argon oil. 15. Why does argon oil make a difference? A. It helps the people in Morocco. B. It helps the world get to know Africa. C. It helps the women get their equal rights. D. It helps improve Morocco’s international position. 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。 Five steps to better handwriting Some kids love handwriting, but others hate when it’s time to put their pen to paper. Maybe they are worried about their handwriting. Are you one of them? 16 Here are five steps that really work! Get a great grasp Try this — hold your pencil at the top and try to write your name. Pretty hard? But when you hold your pencil the correct way, writing is much easier. 17 Hold it in place with your thumb, and your index (食指) and middle fingers. Let the lines be your guide Lined paper is your friend! Those lines can help you create letters that are the right size and proportion (均衡). 18 Also be sure to fill up the lined space completely. Those capital letters should be from the bottom line to the top one. Slow down If your writing is hard to read, try slowing down a little. If you rush, it’s hard to control where you stop and start your letters. Lower the pressure (压力) 19 That makes it harder to make the smooth lines. Try easing up and don’t hold the pencil too tightly. 20 Lots of games require you to write or draw pictures. So even though it’s not schoolwork, you’re still using the skills you need to control your pen better. A. Play games B. Ask for more advice C. So “a” should be half the height of a capital “A”. D. You’ve been writing since you were a little kid. E. Some kids press down really hard when they write. F. The good news is that just about everyone can improve their handwriting. G. The best way to hold a pen or pencil is to let it rest next to the base of your thumb. 第二部分：英语知识运用（共45分） 完形填空（共20小题，每小题1.5分，满分30分) There are times when people are so tired that they fall asleep almost anywhere. We can see there is a lot of sleeping on the bus or train on the __21____home from work in the evenings. A man will be__22____the newspaper, and seconds later it __23___ as if he is trying to ___24__it. Or he will fall asleep on the shoulder of the stranger___25_ next to him.___26___ place where unplanned short sleep __27__ is in the lecture hall where a student will start snoring（打鼾）so ___28____that the professor has to ask another student to___29___ the sleeper awake. A more embarrassing（尴尬）situation occurs when a student starts falling into sleep and the ___30___ of the head pushes the arm off the___31___, and the movement carries the__32___ of the body along. The student wakes up on the floor with no___33 of getting there. The worst time to fall asleep is when __34___. Police reports are full of ___35___ that occur when people fall into sleep and go__36_____ the road. If the drivers are ___37__ , they are not seriously hurt. One woman s car, ___38___ , went into the river. She woke up in four feet of __39____ and thought it was raining. When people are really ___40____，nothing will stop them from falling asleep -- no matter where they are. 21.A. way B. track C. path D. road 22.A. buying B. folding C. delivering D. reading 23.A. acts B. shows C. appears D. sounds 24.A. open B. eat C. find D. finish 25.A. lying B. waiting C. talking D. sitting 26.A. Next B.Every C. Another D. One 27.A. goes on B.ends up C.lasts D. return 28.A. bravely B. happily C. loudly D. carelessly 29.A. leave B. shake C. keep D. watch 30.A. size B. shape C. weight D. strength 31.A. cushion B.desk C. shoulder D. book 32.A. action B. position C. rest D. side 33.A. memory B. reason C. question D. purpose 34A. thinking B. working C. walking D. driving 35.A. changes B. events C. ideas D. accidents 36.A. up B. off C. along D. down 37.A. lucky B. awake C. calm D. strong 38.A. in time B. at first C. as usual D. for example 39.A. dust B. water C. grass D. bush 40.A. tired B. drunk C. lonely D. lazy 第二节：语法填空（共15 小题，每小题1.5分，满分15分） It was now raining heavily. My husband was away. I did not want to ask anyone else to go with me. So I went to the hospital by ___41___ . I was taken to a small room. Lina ___42___ (lie)sleeping quietly on a table. This wasn’t 43___ first time Lina had taken too many pills. I knew she would sleep deeply for about twelve hours ____44____ the poison had stopped doingits harm. I sat down by Lina’s side and watched her sleep. The room was still. I looked around. The room seemed familiar. “Have I been here before?” I wondered. I looked around ___45____. “I’m sure I’ve been in this room,” I told myself. Then I remembered. It was in this very room that I gave birth ___46___ Lina seventeen years ago. ____47___ happy I was then! Lina used to be such a bright, ____48____(health) and nice child. “What has turned her into a dope-taker (吸毒者)?” I asked myself. “And why are millions of young people like her ___49___ (take)dope to destroy themselves? There must be something ____50___(serious) wrong with our society. What is it?” 第三部分 写作(共两节，满分35分) 第一节 短文改错：（共10个小题，每小题1分，满分10分） 文中共有10处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。增加：在缺词处加一个漏词符号（），并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词的下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1.每处错误及其修改均限一词。 2.只允许修改10处，多者（从第11处起）不计分。 When I started learning English, I found it very difficulty. No matter what hard I tried, I just could not understand the grammar. Then one day, my sister asked me why I was so confusing by English and I told her that I was afraid of it. Then she asked me to watching English movies and listen to some English songs. I fell in the love with these songs. I learned to sing them and find I could remember more and more word. I also felt very interested the movies, because I could learn everyday words from them. Have become interested, I’ve started to make greatly progress. Now, I’m not afraid of English any more. 第二节：书面表达（满分25分） 假定你是李华，某英文杂志正在举行主题为“未来的学习模式”的征文活动，请你用英语写一篇短文参赛。内容主要包括： 1. 课程选择模式；2. 课堂模式；3. 作业模式。 注意：1. 词数100左右； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 2018-2019学年第一学期 高二年级英语期中考试试卷 参考答案 阅读理解： 1-5BACDD 6-10 DBBAC 11-15 DDADA 七选五：16-20 FGCEA 完形填空： 21-25ADCBD 26-30 CACBC 31-35 BCADD 36-40 BADBA 语法填空： 41. myself 42.lay 43.the 44.until 45.again 46.to 47.How 48. healthy 49. taking 50. seriously 51. . it very difficulty. difficulty → difficult 52. . what hard I tried . what → how 53. . so confusing by . confusing → confused 54. . asked me to watching . watching → watch 55. . fell in the love . 去掉the 56. . and find I . find → found 57. . more and more word. word → words 58. . interested the movies . interested后加in 59. Have become . Have → Having 60. . make greatly progress. greatly → great One possible version: It will be really amazing to enjoy studying in the future. Firstly, students will be able to choose subjects offered by some educational institutions on the Internet according to their levels, interests and needs. Then they will just stay at home and study in a virtual-reality school. When they put on their 3-D image glasses, they will feel as though they are actually in a classroom interacting with a virtual teacher and virtual classmates. After class, students will get their individual and specific homework sent to them by the teacher according to their different performances. They will be able to send it back through the Internet after it’s finished. On the whole, the Internet will totally change our way of learning.