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2013-2014学年安徽省阜阳市阜阳一中高二上学期期中考试英语试卷(带解析)

适用年级:高二 | 试卷年份:2014年 | 省份:安徽 | 试卷类型:期中考试 | 上传日期:累计组卷次数 | 下载word版

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— What do you think of the novel written by the well-known writer?
— Sorry, no _________!

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There are many people who are interested in knowing how to become a better person in life. Though there’re many people who can guide you to becoming a better person, you can become one only if you’re eager enough to bring about a change in yourself.
If you wish to learn to become a better person, then you should first of all learn to recognize your mistakes. Think of what are those things which you do in your day-to-day life and aren’t liked by other people around you. Then analyze(分析)them and try to avoid them as far as possible. However, you should be very patient and brave to change yourself.
Then you should also apologize for your past mistakes. If you don’t apologize, then you’ll always be ridiculed(奚落) in the society for being a person who is badly-behaved. By apologizing to those whom you’ve hurt, you can hope to get a second chance from them to prove that you’re as good as the others.
Forgetting the past misbehavior and thinking about the present and the future is one of the best ways to become a better person. This is because it’s impossible for you to change the past. Start your life again and make sure to go on the path of honesty. You can keep a personal diary in which you can write the dos and don’ts for yourself.
Having a role model is also very important. A role model is someone you respect. You should study the thoughts and sayings of these great people and try to understand what they actually mean. Read informative books on these people and this will definitely change the way you think and look at the things. However, just reading about the great people won’t help you. You’ll have to practically carry out their thoughts to earn respect for yourself in the society.
So actually becoming a better person isn’t difficult.  

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How to become a better person
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【小题1】______on becoming a better person
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Recognizing your mistakes.
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●Think of your daily performance others dislike.
●Analyze them and try to 【小题2】______ them.
●Need a lot of patience and【小题3】_______ to change yourself.
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 Making an 【小题4】______for your past mistakes.
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●To avoid being ridiculed for being a person with bad【小题5】_____.
●To prove you are as good as the others.
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Forgetting the past and 【小题6】_____ of the present and the future.
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●Be 【小题7】_____ in your future life.
●Write the dos and don’ts for yourself in your dairy.
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Having role models.
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●Study the great people’s thoughts and sayings to understand their actual 【小题8】____.
●Read informative books on them to change your way of thinking and viewing.
●【小题9】____ out their thoughts to earn respect for yourself.
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【小题10】______
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It’s not difficult to become a better person.
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Mr. Li, who _____ his whole life to education, is retiring next month.

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________ your dog with me should be a good choice. Trust me and I’ll look after it well.

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Although the medicine can cure you ______ your illness, it has a bad effect ______ you.

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People often think they are energetic and healthy and don’t need exercise. _______ , I have to warn that it is completely wrong.

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Everybody’s fingerprints are _______, so the police can easily find the thieves if any is left when they are stealing.

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He had to take the medicine three times a day, so as to be _____ the pain in the leg.

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Our foreign English teacher Shirley has a gift for creating an atmosphere for her students _________ allows them to communicate freely with each other.

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This basketball team had lots of excellent players, so its fans never expected that it ____ have failed in the final.

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_____ new cure for this disease that medical experts have recently developed proves to be ______ most effective, although it can not completely kill all the viruses.

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The expert says that nowadays there are too many problems linked to poor diet and a ________of exercise.

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After the meeting was over, the secretary ________ the new worker to the manager’s office.

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Unless ______, the boy wouldn’t have admitted that it was he who broke the video.

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I’ve been told that the medical team, ______ five doctors and ten nurses, _______ sent to the flood-stricken area.

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Chinese handwriting is an important part of our culture, so young people are required to _____ handwriting.

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Joy in the journey
If you have ever been discouraged because of failure, please read on. For often, achieving what you set out to do is not the important thing. Let me explain.
Two brothers decided to dig a deep hole behind their house. As they were working, a couple of older boys stopped by to      . “What are you doing?” asked one of the visitors. “We plan to dig a hole all the way through the     !” one of the brothers volunteered      .
The older boys began to     , telling the younger ones that digging a hole all the way through the earth was     . After a long silence, one of the       picked up a jar full of spiders, worms and many other kinds of insects. He       the lid and showed the wonderful      to the scoffing(嘲笑的)visitors. Then he said quietly and     , “Even if we don’t dig all the way through the earth, look at what we have found       the way!”
Their goal was far too ambitious, but it did cause them to dig. And that is       a goal is for — to cause us to move in the      we have chosen, in other words, to keep us      ! But not every goal will be fully      . Not every job will end      . Not every hope will come to pass. Not every love will last. Not every dream will be      . But when you fall       of your aim, perhaps you can say, “Yes, but look at what I found along the way! Look at the wonderful things       my life because I tried to do something!” It is in the digging       life is lived. And I believe it is the joy in the journey, in the end, that truly       .

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One reaction to all the concern about tropical deforestation(毁林) is a blank stare that asks the question, "Since I don't live there, what does it have to do with me?"
The answer is that your way of life, wherever you live in the world, is tied to the tropics in many ways. If you live in a house, wash your hair, eat fruits and vegetables, drink soda, or drive a car, you can be certain that you are affected by the loss of tropical forests.
Biologically, we are losing the richest regions on earth when, each minute, a piece of tropical forest, the size of ten city blocks, disappears. As many as five million species of plants, animals, and insects (40 to 50 percent of all living things) live there, and are being lost faster than they can be found and described. Their loss is immeasurable.
Take rubber for example. For many uses, only natural rubber from trees will do. Synthetics are not good enough. Today over half the world's commercial rubber is produced in Malaysia and Indonesia, while the Amazon's rubber industry produces much of the world's four million tons. And rubber is an important material in making gloves, balloons, footwear and many sporting goods. Thousands of other tropical plants are valuable for their industrial use.
Many scientists strongly believe that deforestation contributes to the greenhouse effect -- or heating of the earth from increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As we destroy forests, we lose their ability to change carbon dioxide into oxygen.
Carbon dioxide levels could double within the next half-century, warming the earth by as much as 4.5 degrees. The result? A partial melt-down of polar ice caps, raising sea levels as much as 24 feet; even 15 feet could threaten anyone living within 35 miles of the coast. Unbelievable? Maybe. But scientists warn that by the time we realise the severe effects of tropical deforestation, it will be 20 years too late.
Can tropical deforestation affect our everyday lives? Now, you should have got the answer.
【小题1】The underlined word "synthetics" probably means_________.

A.natural rubber) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O B.tropical materials) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
C.man-made material) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O D.commercial rubber) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
【小题2】According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
A.The forests are losing their function in turning carbon dioxide into oxygen.) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
B.Many of our daily uses are related to the tropical forests.) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
C.Tropical plants can be used to make industrial products.) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
D.High carbon dioxide levels will make the earth warmer.) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
【小题3】The author's attitude towards the tropical deforestation is _________ .
A.puzzling) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O B.cold) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O C.supporting) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O D.opposed) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
【小题4】Which of the following might be the best title for the passage?
A.Tropical Forests) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O B.The Value of Tropical Forests) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O
C.Tropical Forests and Our Life) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O D.The Greenhouse Effects) S# H1 G. T1 E0 `, O

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“Choo, Choo!” Here comes the Chunnel train. Get aboard if you want to learn more about this underground transportation system. This is an unusual form of transportation, because it is a tunnel that trains travel through and not an actual form of transportation.
The Chunnel is actually the English nickname for the Channel Tunnel. In French, it is called le tunnel sous la Manche. It is a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover. It connects Cheriton in Kent, England with Sangatte in northern France. It is the second longest rail tunnel in the world.
Did you know that the British and the French had a race whi1e they were building the Chunnel? The race was to see who could get to the middle of the tunnel first. The British won by a little bit. It took 15,000 workers over seven years to dig the tunnel. The tunnel was finished in 1994.
The completed Chunnel cost about $ 21 billion. But it all paid off, because it became very popular, very quick. Millions of people use it. Now it is getting even more popular.
There are three complete tunnels in the Chunnel. The two outside ones are the passenger trains. The small inner one is a guidance train. The guidance train is not used for transportation. Each track is exactly parallel to each other.
There are four different train systems in the Chunnel. The Eurostar is a high speed passenger service that connects London, Paris, Brussels, and Lille. The Eurotunnel shuttle is a rail ferry service. These shuttles carry cars. These are railcars that allow drivers to drive their vehicles on and off. There are also two Eurotunnel goods service trains.
Now you know more about the Chunnel. Everybody off, this is the last stop.
【小题1】The Channel Tunnel links ______ with _______.

A.Dover; KentB.London; ParisC.Lille; BrusselsD.Cheriton; Sangatte
【小题2】Which of the following shows the structure of the tunnels in the Chunnel?

【小题3】The Eurotunnel shuttle is intended to carry _________.
A.passengersB.drivers and their vehicles
C.goods D.staff members of the Chunnel
【小题4】The text can most probably be __________.
A.found in a textbook B.read in a magazine
C.broadcast on a train D.heard in a railway station

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Riding School:
You can start horse-riding at any age. Choose private or group lessons any weekday between 9 a.m and 8:30 p.m (3:30p.m on Saturday). There are 10 kilometers of tracks and paths for leisurely rides across farmland and open country. You will need a riding hat.
Opening hours: Monday through Friday:9:00a.m—8:30 p.m.
Phone: (412) 396—6754 Fax: (412)396—6752
Sailing Club:
Our Young Sailor’s Course leads to the Stage 1 Sailing qualification.You’ll learn how to sail safely and the course also covers sailing theory and first aid.Have fun with other course members , afterwards in the clubroom.There are 10 weekly two-hour 1essons (Tuesdays 6 p.m.—8 p.m.).   
Opening Hours:Tuesdays:6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Phone:(412)396—6644    Fax:(412)396—6644
Diving Centre:
Our experienced instructors offer one-month courses in deep-sea diving for beginners. There are two evening lessons a week, in which you learn to breathe underwater and use the equipment safely. You only need swimming costume and towel. Reduced rates for couples.
Opening Hours: Monday and Friday: 6∶30 p. m.—8∶30 p. m.
Phone: (412) 396—6312    Fax: (412) 396—6706
Medical Center:
The staff of the Medical Center aim to provide convenient and comprehensive medical care to students and staff of the university.The center is well equipped and the staff here are trained to deal with a broad range of medical problems.Both female and male doctors as well as nursing staff are available for consultation.Also,all kinds of medicines are sold here and are cheaper for students than other drugstores.
Opening Hours:24 hour from Monday to Sunday
Phone:(412)396—6649  Fax:(412)396—6648
Watersports Club:
We are a two-kilometer length of river for speedboat racing, and water-skiing, A beginners’ course consists of ten 20-minute lessons. You will learn to handle boats safely and confidently, but must be able to swim. The club is in a convenient central position and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lessons all through the day.
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00a.m. —4:00 p.m.
Phone: (412)396—6899  Fax: (412)396—6890
【小题1】If you want to swim and enjoy activities which are fast and a bit dangerous, you should  join _____    .

A.Watersports Club. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X B.Diving Centre. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X C.Sailing Club. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X D.Riding School. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X
【小题2】If you want to experience a new activity in the countryside in the mornings, you may fax _____         .
A.(412)396-6648. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X B.(412)396-6754. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X C.(412)396-6752. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X D.(412)396-6890. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X
【小题3】You want to do an activity one evening a week and get a certificate in the end, you can go to  _____  .
A.Watersports Club. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X B.Diving Center. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X C.Sailing Club. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X D.Riding School. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X
【小题4】Which is NOT the convenience that the Medical Center provides?
A.Good equipment. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X
B.Well trained staff members. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X
C.Various less expensive medicines. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X
D.Nursery for newly-born babies. W+ M4 S0 e$ S, H" a& F P3 X

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It is not unusual for people to speak two or three languages; they’re known as bilinguals or trilinguals. Speakers of more than three languages are known as polyglots. And when we refer to people who speak many languages, perhaps a dozen or more, we use the term hyper-polyglot.
The most famous hyper-polyglot was Giuseppe Mezzofanti, a 19th century Italian cardinal, who was said to speak 72 languages. This claim sounds absurd. If you assume each language had 20,000 words, Mezzofanti would have to learn a word a minute, six hours a day, for eleven years—an impossible task. But Mezzofanti was tested by critics, and they were all impressed.
Did Mezzofanti have an extraordinary brain? Or are hyper-polyglots just ordinary people with ordinary brains who manage to do something extraordinary through hard work?
U.S. linguist Stephen Drashen believes that outstanding language learners just work harder at it and then they acquire unusually strong language ability. As an example, he mentions a Hungarian woman who worked as an interpreter during the 20th century. When she was 86, she could speak 16 languages and was still working on learning new languages. She said she learned them mostly on her own, reading fiction or working through dictionaries or textbooks.
Some researchers argue to the contrary. They believe that there is such a thing as a talent for learning languages. In the 1930s, a German scientist examined parts of the preserved brain of a hyper-polyglot named Emil Krebs, who could speak 60 languages fluently. The scientist found that the area of Krebs’s brain called Broca’s area, which is associated with language, looked different from the Broca’s area in the brains of men who speak only one language. However, we still don’t know if Krebs was born with a brain ready to learn dozens of languages or if his brain adapted to the demands he put on it.
Although it is still not clear whether the ability to learn many languages is in born, there’s no doubt that just about all of us can acquire skills in a second, third, or even fourth language by putting our mind to it.
【小题1】What does the underlined sentence imply?

A.Mezzofanti could remember 360 words a day.
B.Mezzofanti had a special way to learn languages.
C.Mezzofanti’s achievement was ridiculous.
D.Mezzofanti language ability was astonishing.
【小题2】The Hungarian woman became a hyper-polyglot mainly because of her __.
A.good memoryB.unique brainC.hard workD.learning methods
【小题3】The German scientist’s findings showed that Krebs ___.
A.had an unusual brain
B.was born with great talent
C.had worked hard at languages
D.expected too much of himself
【小题4】The author seems to agree that ___.
A.it is not hard to learn foreign languages
B.hard work plays a part in language learning
C.there is no such thing as a talent for languages
D.hyper-polyglots have an inborn talent for language

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Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied: Things aren’t always what they seem.
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable(好客的)farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had,the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest. When the sun came up the next morning,the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their only income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was very angry and asked the older angel, “How could this happen?” “Why did you not watch out for the cow? The first man had everything, yet you watched over his house,” she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you did not help.”
“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied. “When we stayed in the basement,I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so greedy and unwilling to share his good fortune,I asked God if I could seal(封口) the wall so he wouldn’t find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed,the angel of death(死神) came for his wife. I asked God if the angel could take the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”
【小题1】The underlined part “the pair” in the second paragraph two refers to    .

A.the poor couple4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F B.the rich couple4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F C.the angels4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F D.the guests4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
【小题2】The younger angel was very angry because     .
A.the older angel killed the farmer’s cow4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
B.the older angel treated the two families unfairly4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
C.the wealthy man gave them a bad place to live4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
D.the angel of death took the cow away4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
【小题3】Why did the older angel let the farmer’s cow die?
A.Because God wanted the older angel to take the cow.4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
B.Because she wanted to teach the younger angel a lesson.4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
C.Because she was sympathetic to the rich.4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
D.Because she wanted to save the farmer’s wife.4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
【小题4】The story tries to tell the reader that     .
A.sometimes things are not what they seem4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
B.angels are always ready to help the poor4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
C.angels are always ready to help the rich4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F
D.the young should always learn from the old4 O, b0 a8 F- i1 C& [# N4 F

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书面表达

在学校,对于我们学生来说,与老师建立良好的关系非常重要。请就“师生关系”这一主题用英语写一篇120词左右的短文,谈谈你的看法,内容包括:
1. 良好的师生关系的重要性;
2. 怎样培养良好的师生关系。
注意:可适当发展,以使行文连贯。

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