高一年级英语期中试题 命题人：赵 宁
1. What are the speakers talking about?
A. Power failure. B. Light. C. Air-conditioning.
2. How does the man usually go to work?
A. By car. B. By bus. C. On foot.
3. What color does the man prefer?
A. Light blue. B. Yellow. C. Pink.
4. What does the man mean?
A. He was too busy to go for it. B. He was short of money then.
C. He didn't know about the concert.
5. What do we learn from the conversation?
A. The man enjoys traveling by car. B. The man is good at driving.
C. The man used to have a car.
6. What happened to the man?
A. His house was broken into. B. He locked himself out. C. He forgot to lock the windows.
7. What is the woman most probably going to do?
A. To check the place. B. To talk to others. C. To ask more questions.
8. What does the man show to the woman?
A. His visa. B. His ID card. C. His passport.
9. What does the woman suggest the man do?
A. Take his luggage with him. B. Carry fewer luggage. C. Check his luggage.
10. Who is the woman?
A. A sportswoman. B. A mountaineer. C. A pilot.
11. What caused the accident?
A. The woman jumped off a mountain. B. The woman lost her way in the hill.
C. The woman landed the wrong way.
12. What can we learn about the woman?
A. She is too weak now. B. She failed only twice. C. She likes risk very much.
13. What is the woman doing?
A. Telling some good information about flat. B. Looking for useful renting information.
C. Checking the want ads in the newspaper.
14. How much is the rent for each girl?
A. ￡21 a week. B. ￡21 a month. C. ￡28 a month.
15. According to the man, what's the problem of the flat?
A. It's a little expensive. B. It has no enough rooms. C. It's not very quiet.
16. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. There are 3 bedrooms in the apartment. B. The woman is satisfied with the flat.
C. The woman will discuss with her friends.
17. What is the meaning of “gap year”?
A. The year you have off before high school.
B. The year you have off between high school and college.
C. The year you have off during your college life.
18. Why do international students take a gap year?
A. To travel around. B. To explore their interests. C. To serve military duty.
19. What are parents usually worried about if their children take a gap year?
A. They worry that their children will miss their friends.
B. They are worried about their children's safety when traveling.
C. They worry that their children will choose not to go to college.
20. What does Miss Holly Bull's company do?
A. It helps the students plan their gap year. B. It helps students travel around.
C. It offers jobs to students.
I grew up in a house where the TV was seldom turned on and with one wall in my bedroom entirely lined with bookshelves, most of my childhood was spent on books I could get hold of. In fact, I grew up thinking of reading as natural as breathing and books unbelievably powerful in shaping perspectives (观点) by creating worlds we could step into, take part in and live in.
With this unshakable belief, I, at fourteen, decided to become a writer. Here too, reading became useful. Every writer starts off knowing that he has something to say, but being unable to find the right ways to say it. He has to find his own voice by reading widely and discovering which parts of the writers he agrees or disagrees with, or agrees with so strongly that it reshapes his own world. He cannot write without loving to read, because only through reading other people’s writing can one discover what works, what doesn’t and, in the end, together with lots of practice, what voice he has.
Now I am in college, and have come to realize how important it is to read fiction (文学作品)．As a law student, my reading is in fact limited to subject matter—the volume (量) of what I have to read for classes every week means there is little time to read anything else. Such reading made it all the clearer to me that I live in a very small part in this great place called life. Reading fiction reminds me that there is life beyond my own. It allows me to travel across the high seas and along the Silk Road, all from the comfort of my own armchair, to experience, though secondhand, exciting experiences that I wouldn't necessarily be able to have in my lifetime.
21. What can be inferred about the author as a child?
A. He never watched TV. B. He read what he had to.
C. He found reading unbelievable. D. He considered reading part of his life.
22. The underlined word “voice” in the second paragraph most probably means “ ”.
A. an idea B. a sound quality
C. a way of writing D. a world to write about
23. What effect does reading have on the author?
A. It helps him to realize his dream. B. It opens up a wider world for him.
C. It makes his college life more interesting. D. It increases his interest in worldwide travel.
24. Which of the following can be the best title of this text?
A. Why do I read? B. How do I read?
C. What do I read? D. When do I read?
When someone has deeply hurt you, it can be extremely difficult to let go of your anger. But forgiveness (原谅) is possible and it can be surprisingly helpful to your physical and mental health. Indeed, research has shown that people who forgive report more energy, better appetite and better sleep patterns. “People who forgive show less anger and more hopefulness,” says Dr. Frederic Luskin, who wrote the book Forgive for Good. “So it can help save on the wear and tear on our system and allow people to feel more energetic.”
So when someone has hurt you, calm yourself first. Take a couple of breaths and think of something that gives you pleasure: a beautiful scene in nature, someone you love. Don’t wait for an apology. “Many times the person who hurt you may never think of apologizing,” says Dr. Luskin. “They may have wanted to hurt you or they just don’t see things the same way. So if you wait for people to apologize, you could be waiting a very long time.” Keep in mind that forgiveness does not necessarily mean accepting the action of the person who upset you. Mentally going over your hurt gives power to the person who brought you pain. Instead, learn to look for the love, beauty and kindness around you. Finally, try to see things from the other person’s perspective(视角). You may realize that he or she was acting out of ignorance(无知), fear—even love. To gain perspective, you may want to write a letter to yourself from that person’s point of view.
25. The text is mainly written to explain _____.
how to keep yourself from being hurt
how to stay mentally healthy
how and when to remain calm
why and how to pardon others
26. According to the writer, what is the right way to calm down after being hurt?
A. Try to figure out why you get hurt.
B. Write a letter to the person who hurt you.
C. Persuade yourself to accept what others have done to you.
D. Think about pleasant things and forget about the hurt.
27. Dr. Luskin advises us not to wait for an apology after being hurt because _____.
we are not patient enough
we’d feel worse accepting others’ apology
people seldom want to apologize
people don’t mean it when they apologize
Millions of people visit Yosemite National Park every year to see the tall waterfalls and mountains. These mountains are a splendid sight when viewed from the valley floor. Lots of stores, hotels, and restaurants are needed to handle the crowds. Also, water, roads, and other service systems are part of the infrastructure (基础设施) that must be maintained.
Unfortunately, these systems are starting to break down. It’s not just in Yosemite but in national parks around the nation.
Yosemite is thirty years old according to Dennis Galvin, a National Park Service worker. The park is not only old but worn out. Two or three times as many visitors come every year. That is too many visitors for the park to deal with.
Four years ago a storm washed out a water pipeline in the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service had to send water trucks to provide water for the visitors. Last month pipes almost broke again and roads had to be closed for a while.
Why hasn’t the National Park Service kept up the park repairs? There is a lack of money. The United States has 378 monuments, parks, and wilderness areas. Between three and four billion dollars are needed for repairs.
Yosemite is one national park that does have money for repairs. It has two hundred million dollars but cannot spend it any way it chooses. When the park workers started widening the road, they were forced to stop by the Sierra Club. The club claimed that the road work was damaging the Merced River that runs through the park.
A Sierra Club lawyer, Julia Olson, feels that the infrastructure needs to be moved out of Yosemite. That way less pressure will be put on the already crowded park.
28. According to the text, the mountains in Yosemite look most splendid when they are appreciated from _____.
A. the bottom of the valleys B. the top of the mountains
C. the side of the mountains D. the edge of the valleys
29. National parks like Yosemite in the U.S. find it increasingly difficult to meet the need of visitors because _____.
A. their transport management needs improving
B. they spend too much on their service systems
C. their service systems frequently go out of order
D. they need help from environmental organizations
30. The main problem of Yosemite National Park is its _____.
A. rundown water pipes B. over-crowdedness C. lack of money D. narrow roads
Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp
Everyone is forgetful, but as we age, we start to feel like our brains are slowing down a bit—and that can be a very annoying thing. 31 Read on for some techniques worth trying.
People who regularly made plans and looked forward to upcoming events had a 50 percent reduced chance of Alzheimer's disease (早老性痴呆症), according to a recent study. 33____ Something as simple as setting a goal to have a weekly coffee date with a friend will do. There's evidence(证据) that people who have a purpose in life or who are working on long or short-term goals appear to do better. In other words, keep your brain looking forward.
2. Go for a walk.[
Mildly raised glucose (葡萄糖) levels can harm the area of the brain that helps you form memories and physical activity can help get blood glucose down to normal levels. In fact, exercise produces chemicals that are good for your brain. 34
3. Learn something new.
Take a Spanish class online, join a drawing club, or learn to play cards. A study found that mental stimulation (刺激) limits the weakening effects of aging on memory and the mind. But the best thing for your brain is when you learn something new and are physically active at the same time. 35 or go dancing with your friends.
A. Focus on the future.
B. This can be especially harmful to the aged.
C. It should be something like learning gardening.
D. So take a few minutes each day to do some reading.
E. But don't worry if your schedule isn't filled with life-changing events.
F. Luckily, research shows there is a lot you can do to avoid those moments.
G. In other words, when you take care of your body, you take care of your brain.
第一节： 完形填空 （ 共 20 小题 ； 每小题 1分， 满分 20 分 ）
In a land far away, once upon a time there was great poverty （贫困）, and only the rich could manage without great __36__ . Three of those rich men and their servants were __37__ together on a road when they came to a very __38__ village.
The first could not stand seeing the poverty, __39__ he took all the gold and jewels from his wagons (四轮载重马车) and shared __40__ out among the villagers. He wished them all the best of luck, and he left.
The second rich man ,seeing the __41__ situation, stopped for a short time and gave __42__ all his food and drink, since he __43__ see that money would be of little __44__ to them. He made sure that they each __45__ their fair share and would have enough food to __46__ for some time. Then, he left.
The third rich man, on seeing such poverty, __47__ and went straight through the __48__ without stopping. The two other rich men saw this from a distance and commented(评论) with each other __49__ the third rich man lacked sympathy. It was __50__ that they themselves had been there to offer help.
However, three days later, they __51__ the third rich man, who was coming in the opposite direction. He was __52__ travelling quickly, but his wagons, __53__ the gold and valuables they had been __54__, were now full of farming tools and bags of __55__. He was rushing back to help them out of poverty.
36. A. loss B. expectations C. success D. problems
37. A. standing B. travelling C. gathering D. running
38. A. faraway B. poor C. different D. ancient
39. A. unless B. because C. so D. if
40. A. them B. anything C. nothing D. those
41. A. curious B. worrying C. dangerous D. puzzling
42. A. the villagers B. his servants C. the others D. the rest
43. A. could B. might C. should D. must
44. A. interest B. concern C. use D. attraction
45. A. returned B. gained C. offered D. received
46. A. remain B. last C. supply D. share
47. A. turned back B. set out C. showed off D. speeded
48. A. village B. land C. field D. road
49. A. whether B. how C. where D. when
50. A. good B. certain C. true D. strange
51. A. welcomed B. met C. accepted D. persuaded
52. A. still B. already C. always D. indeed
53. A. except B. instead of C. apart from D. along with
54. A. loading B. treasuring C. carrying D. earning
55. A. food B. jewels C. money D. seeds
Thanksgiving Day was near. The first grade teacher gave her class a fun assignment --- to draw a picture of something for ____56_____ they were thankful.
Most of the class would celebrate the holiday with turkey and other traditional celebrations of the season. These, the teacher thought, would be the themes（主题） of most of her students’ art. And they were. Douglas made a different kind of picture, _57__. When asked to draw a picture of something for which he was thankful, he drew a hand. Nothing else. Just an ___58_____ hand.
His abstract image captured the imagination of his peers. Whose hand could it be? One child guessed it was the hand of a farmer, because farmers raise turkeys. ___59____ suggested a police officer’s, because the police protect and care ___60____ people. Still others guessed it was the hand of God, for God feeds us. And so the discussion went ---- until the teacher almost forgot the young artist himself.
When the children had gone on to other assignments, she stopped at Douglas’ desk, bent down, and asked him __61__ hand it was. The little boy looked away and said, “it’s yours, teacher.”
She recalled the times____62___ she had taken his hand and walked with him here or there. “Take my hand, Douglas, we’ll go outside.” Or, “let me show you___63_____ to hold your pencil,” Or, “Let’s do this together.” Douglas was thankful for his teacher’s hand. Brushing aside a tear, she went on with her work.
The story speaks of more than thankfulness. It says something about teachers teaching and parents parenting and friends showing friendship, and how ___64__ it means to the Douglas of the world. They might not always say thanks, __65__ they’ll remember the hand that reaches out.
短文改错（ 共 10小题 ； 满分10分）
One afternoon, when I was on my way home, the weather changed suddenly. Darker clouds were gathering. I began to feel worried so I didn't have both a raincoat or an umbrella with me. It soon started to rain. Just as I was hurrying up home, I heard someone calling me from behind. I turned to have a look and find that he was Liu Wei, good neighbor of mine. He offered to share her umbrella with me. We walked all the ways home. With Liu Wei's help, I would have got wet to the skin. How thankfully I was for his help.
第二节．书面表达 （共1 题；满分10分）
2. 题目和开头语已给出，不计入总词数 3. 总词数120左右。
Nowadays, after-class activities are becoming more and more popular in high school.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
W: The light has gone out!
M: It happens when too many people are using air-conditioning.
W: Do you often have power failure in this city?
M: Since this June.
W: Do you go to work on foot every day?
M: Well, it's too far to walk. But when the bus is crowded, I wish someone would give me a ride.
W: Do you think we should paint our bedroom yellow or light blue?
M: Why not pink?
W: Hello, Tony. Where were you last night?
M: I had to stay at home.
W: But you missed a really wonderful concert!
M: Don't tell me about it! I would have gone if I had got the money.
W: You've sold your car. You don't need one?
M: Not really. I've never liked driving anyway. Now that we've moved to a place near the subway entrance, we can get about quite conveniently.
W: ⑥Now, you say you're not sure how the thieves got in. Before I look round, can I ask you a few questions about the house?
M: Of course.
W: Do you always lock the front door when you go out?
M: Yes, and I am sure I locked it yesterday.
W: OK. What about the windows?
M: Well, the downstairs ones are always locked. We even have a lock on the little one in the hall.
W: And upstairs?
M: Well, I think most of the windows were probably locked. They were all locked on Friday.
W: And you didn't open any on Friday night?
M: No, I am sure I didn’t.
W: Well, I can't understand it. ⑦Let's go and look round. Perhaps I'll notice something you've missed.
W: Hello. Where are you heading today?
M: I'm off to Barcelona for a week.
W: ⑧Do you have your passport with you?
M: ⑧Yes, here you are. I don't need a visa to go to Spain, do I?
W: Fortunately for you, you don’t. Would you like a window seat or an aisle seat?
M: Are there any seat available by the emergency exits?
W: Let me see here...Yes, there's one left.
M: OK. I'll take that one then.
W: Alright. How many pieces of luggage are you checking in?
M: I like to travel light so I just have this one.
W: ⑨If that's your only piece of luggage, it is small enough to carry on with you.
M: That's a great idea. Which gate do I need to go to?
W: You're here a bit early, so check the departure screens in the waiting area in about half an hour. Here's your boarding pass. Enjoy your flight!
M: Hello. I'm Peter. It looks like you had an accident.
W: Oh, yeah. Glad to meet you. I'm Linda.
M: That's too bad. Then, how did you break your arm?
W: Well, I guess you could say I fell off a mountain.
M: What happened?
W: I was in a ski-jumping competition. I landed the wrong way and fell the rest of the way down.
M: Wow! How far did you fall?
W: I'm not sure, but it was far enough to break my arm.
M: When can you ski again?
W: Probably in about two months. You know, I'm really mad at myself. Last year I broke my ankle in another ski-jumping competition.
M: Terrible! Why do you enter these contests, anyway?
W: Well, for the fun of it, of course. I like risk very much.
M: Hello, Peggy. What are you doing going through all those newspapers?
W: Oh, hello, David. I'm trying to find a flat. I have gone through all these advertisements, but I just can't find anything good.
M: Do you want to share or live on your own?
W: Well, you know Sara and Mary? I'd really like to share with them.
M: I know of an empty flat. It's on the number 10 bus route in Woodside Road.
W: Oh, I know Woodside Road and number 10 bus is the one that brings me to work. It would be a great place. How many rooms has it got?
M: It's got a kitchen and a bathroom. Um, apart from that, I think it's got two bedrooms and a sitting-room.
W: Two bedrooms. I suppose two of us could share, or one of us could sleep in the sitting-room. How much is the rent?
M: I think they want ￡21 a week.
W: ￡21? That's fine. That would be ￡7 each.
M: But you see the trouble is it might be a bit noisy. Woodside Road is really quite busy. It's on the bus route after all, with all that traffic going past.
W: Oh, that doesn't matter. We'd be out all day. It'd be great to be on the tenth bus route. We wouldn't have to walk at all and we'd get to work so quickly.
M: Well, I hope it's what you want.
W: Oh yes. I'm very satisfied. Thanks a lot.
M: That's all right.
W: In Britain and other countries, young people sometimes take a “gap year”, a year off between high school and college. Mr. Deacon says the most common reason is to have a chance to travel. But he says international students may take a gap year to meet requirements at home for military duty. Some high school graduates see a year off as a chance to recover after twelve years of required education. But it can also give students a chance to explore their interests. Of course, a gap year is not for everyone. Students might miss their friends who go on directly to college. And parents might worry that their children will decide not to go to college once they take time off. Another concern is money. A year off, away from home, can be costly. Holly Bull is the president of the Center for Interim Programs. Her company is expert in helping students plan their gap year. She notes that several books have been written about this subject. She says these books along with media attention and the related information on the Internet have increased interest in the idea of a year off.
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Nowadays after-class activities are becoming more and more popular in high school. In our school, there are various kinds of activities, for example, arts and sports. We enjoy them very much. Playing football and reading stories are my favorites, which do me lots of good. Besides building my body and enriching my knowledge, they also free me from the heavy burden of study.
Here I have some suggestions. To students, you’d better choose the activities which interest you and suit you; to schools, they should organize more activities for students and leave students more time for activities by giving them less homework.
Dear friends, please actively take part in after-class activities, which will not only make your school life colorful, but also improve your learning