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第一部分: 单项填空 (共两节,满分 30 分) 第一节 :单项选择(共 20 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 20 分) 1. ______ Christmas is a special holiday when ______ whole family are supposed to get together. A. The; a B. /; a C. /; the D. The; the 2. Having decided to rent a flat, we ______ contacting all the real estate agencies in the city. A. set down B. set about C. set out D. set off 3. There is an obvious ______ between the cultures of the West and the East. A. content B. contract C. contrast D. contact 4. The trade union intended to call on the workers to go on strike ______ the government’s limitation on exports. A. in response to B. in memory of C. in common with D. in respect of 5. ______ every week, the screen in the main hall provides students with the latest news home and abroad. A. To update B. Updating C. Being updated D. Updated 6. We’ll fly to the south to see you immediately the tickets become ______. A. present B. available C. easy D. convenient 7. This is only a request that the room ______ after being used. A. be cleaned B. would be cleaned C. is cleaned D. will be cleaned 8. --- How was your weekend, Bella? A. has left B. had left --- Awful! It was the first time I ______ alone at home, bored to death.C. has been left D. had been left 9. Changing schools didn’t make a difference _____ her life, and she adapted _____ the new school well. A. from; to B. to; to C. to; from D. from; from 10. The poor weather may have ______ the small number of visitors to the parade. A. resulted from B. dated back to C. accounted for D. taken up 11. The new buyer identified a dozen new sources for the material, ______ proved to be reliable. A. most of them B. most of which C. most of who D. most of those 12. When you reach the other end of the bridge, I ______ right there to show you the way. A. am waiting B. have waited C. was waiting D. will be waiting 13. They say using cell phones can cause heart diseases, but I’m ______ about it. A. concerned B. sceptical C. enthusiastic D. particular 14. ______ everyone else wouldn’t go to the dark cave, he went into it without hesitation. A. While B. In spite of C. As long as D. Until 15. The report based on figures from six different cities in Europe ______ six parts. A. make up B. consist of C. is made up of D. is consisted of 16. The World Wide Web is sometimes jokingly called the World Wide Wait because it ______ be very slow. A. should B. must C. will D. can 17. The bus driver stopped just in time and ______ missed the old man lying in front. A. nearly B. narrowly C. hardly D. mostly 18. Her mother ______ her not to play computer games too much, but she showed no concern to it. A. persuaded B. suggested C. warned D. hoped 19. Ben is always punctual, but he was late for school this morning. He ______ the first early bus. A. must miss B. might miss C. can have missed D. may have missed 20. ---______ I’m afraid we’ll miss the plane. A. Get a move on. B. I have had enough of you. ---We should have taken a taxi! C. Hang on a minute. D. That’s quite something. 第二节: 用所给词的适当形式填空或在空白处填上适当的词使句意完整通顺。(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,

满分 10 分) 21. The reporters hurried to the airport, only __________ (find) the film stars had left. 22. You didn’t follow me. Your mind must have been wandering when I ________ (speak), wasn’t it? 23. They held a party in ____________ (celebrate) of the success of their performance. 24. The top of the mountain is covered with cloud. It looks __________ it is going to rain. 25. He pretended _____________ (read) when our English teacher came in. 26. ____________ (determine) to get high marks in the coming exam, Liu Xin has been staying up to revise every subject these days. 27. Most boys like playing basketball, but there are some _____________ (except). 28. Seeking perfection is always a bad idea, because life is ____________ (predict) and full of surprises. 29. So curious were the children ____________ what the teacher had been doing that they kept staring at her. 30. There are a lot of signs ___________ (indicate) men are more likely to have heart attacks than women. 第二部分:阅读理解(共两节,满分 40 分) 第一节: (共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分) 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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A “Cleverness is a gift while kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy—they’re given after all. Choices can be hard.” ——Jeff Bezos I got the idea to start Amazon 16 years ago. I came across the fact that the Internet usage was growing at 2,300 percent per year. I’d never seen or heard of anything that grew that fast, and the idea of building an online bookstore with millions of titles was very exciting to me. I had just turned 30 years old, and I’d been married for a year. I told my wife MacKenzie that I wanted to quit my job and go to do this crazy thing that probably wouldn’t work since most start-ups don’t, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. MacKenzie told me I should go for it. As a young boy, I’d been a garage inventor. I’d always wanted to be an inventor, and she wanted me to follow my passion. I was working at a financial firm in New York City with a bunch of very smart people, and I had a brilliant boss that I much admired. I went to my boss and told him I wanted to start a company selling books on the Internet. He took me on a long walk in Central Park, listened carefully to me, and finally said, “That sounds like a really good idea, but it would be an even better idea for someone who didn ’t already have a good job.” That logic made some sense to me, and he convinced me to think about it for 48 hours before making a final decision. Seen in that light, it really was a difficult choice, but ultimately (最后), I decided I had to give it a shot. I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. But I believed I would always be haunted by a decision of not trying at all. After much consideration, I took the less safe path to follow my passion, and I’m proud of that choice. For all of us, in the end, we are our choices. 31. What inspired the author with the idea of building an online bookstore? A. His dream of being an inventor. B. The support of his wife. C. The greatly increasing usage of the Internet. D. Millions of exciting titles. 32. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the underlined sentence? A. The idea of not trying would keep coming to his mind and disturb him. B. He would be very excited if he tried it out. C. He would be always having a doubt if he didn’t try. D. The decision of not trying the online bookstore would terrify him. 33. We can know from the passage that __________. A. the boss thought the idea was suitable for the author B. the author wanted someone else to try the idea C. the author might not regret if he failed the idea D. the author might go back to his boss if he failed 34. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage? A. Cleverness and Kindness B. The Starting of Amazon C. Following My Passion D. We Are What We Choose B CNN news-Jan 16, 2013
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Protests (抗议) have been going on for about a week now in the northern Irish capital of Belfast. They started out peacefully, but some of them turned violent later on. There is a lot of history behind these protests, and it starts with geography. What’s interesting is that Northern Ireland is not part of the Republic of Ireland. It ’s part of the United Kingdom, and that’s what’s behind this tension. Nationalists, mostly Catholic, think Northern Ireland should be part of the Republic of Ireland. Unionists, or Loyalists, mostly Protestants, want to stay part of the United Kingdom. The conflict between those two groups led to decades of violence, and more than 3,000 people were killed before a peace deal was signed in 1998. The protests happening now are connected to a decision related to the British flag. In Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, the flag used to fly over City Hall every day of the year. Last month, local officials decided to limit that to 18 days per year. Unionists weren’t happy about that. In some cases protesters have thrown concrete blocks, bricks, and even gasoline bombs at police. Officers have responded by using water cannons to break up the protesters. Next up, we are heading to the capital of China, Beijing. Experts say that city has something in common with Los Angeles: smog. This gray haze is hanging in the air, making things hard to see. Yesterday, the numbers indicating smog levels were off the charts. Authorities warned people there to stay inside. Last year nearly 700 flights were canceled at Beijing airports because of haze and smog. Officials in China say that the air quality in the capital has gotten better since Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, but residents say the pollution levels have gotten worse. 35. What’s behind the tension in Belfast? A. Northern Ireland doesn’t belong to the Republic of Ireland. B. Northern Ireland plans to break away from Ireland. C. Northern Ireland intends to become independent. D. Ireland is too complicated a country to be united. 36. Which group of people think Ireland should NOT be divided into two parts? A. Unionists. B. Nationalists. C. Loyalists. D. Local officials. 37. The direct cause of the protest going on now is that __________. A. lots of people were killed in decades of violence B. a peace deal was signed between the two groups C. the police used violence to break up the protesters D. British flag won’t appear over City Hall every day 38. According to the news report, what does Beijing have in common with Los Angeles? A. Delayed flights. B. Angry people. C. Smog. D. Hosting Olympics. C I heard many parents complaining that their teenage children are rebelling(叛逆). I wish it were so. At your age you ought to be growing away from your parents. You should be learning to stand on your own two feet. But take a good look at the present rebellion. It seems that teenagers are taking the same way of showing that they disagree with their parents. Instead of striking out boldly on their own, most of them are clutching (紧握) at one another’s hands for reassurance. They claim they want to dress as they please. But they all wear the same clothes. They set off in new directions in music. But somehow they all end up huddled (聚在一起) round listening to the same record. Their reason for thinking or acting in thus-and-such a way is that the crowd is doing it. They have come out of their cocoon (蚕茧) into a larger cocoon. It has become harder and harder for a teenager to stand up against the popularity wave and to go his or her own way. Industry has firmly carved out a teenage market. These days every teenager can learn from the advertisements what a teenager should have and be. And many of today’s parents have come to award high marks for the popularity of their children. All this adds up to a great barrier for the teenager who wants to find his or her own path. But the barrier is worth climbing over. The path is worth following. You may want to listen to classical music instead of going to a party. You may want to collect rocks when everyone else is collecting records. You may have some thoughts that you don’t care to share at once with your classmates. Well, go to it. Find yourself. Be yourself. Popularity will come with the people who respect you for who you are. That is the only kind of popularity that really counts. 39. In this passage, the author wants to tell __________. A. teenagers to try to be their real selves B. readers to try to be popular with people around C. parents to try to control and guide their children D. people to try to understand and respect each other

40. The author disapproves of rebelling teenagers __________. A. growing away from their parents B. following the popularity trend C. walking a new way on their own D. turning to their friends for help 41. What does the author think of advertisements? A. Ineffective. B. Instructive.

C. Influential.

D. Positive.

All around the world, shoppers flock to Wal-Mart to buy everything. In Texas, they come for another reason: to see the wind turbine (涡轮 机) , which supplies 5% of the store’s electricity. It along with other facilities makes this Wal-Mart a green giant. The laws of economics suggest that Wal-Mart, with 5,200 stores worldwide, influences everything including the price of all kinds of goods. It throws its weight behind environmental responsibility, and the effect could be amazing. “One little change in product packaging could save 1,500 trees,” says Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott. “If everybody saves 1,500 trees or 50 barrels of oil, at the end of the day you have made a huge difference.” Scott wants Wal-Mart to do its part too. He has promised to cut the existing greenhouse-gas emissions(排放) over the next few years and promised to construct new stores that are more efficient. He wants Wal-Mart’s fleet of more than 7,000 trucks to get twice as many miles per gallon by 2015. Factories that show Wal-Mart they’re cutting air pollution will get better treatment in the supply chain. Wal-Mart says it’s working with consumer-product manufacturers to reduce their packaging and will reward them if they do so. Some people may doubt it is a bid to attract attention from Wal-Mart’s controversial (有争议的) labor and health-insurance practices. But it’s not just window dressing, because Wal-Mart sees profits in going green. Scott says, “This is a business philosophy, not a social philosophy. We don’t go where we don’t think there’s a great interest in change.” Like Bill Gates, who started his charitable foundation, Scott happens to be promoting Wal-Mart’s image at a time when his company’s reputation is decreasing. He admits that he launched the plan partly to shelter Wal-Mart from bad press about its contribution to global warming. “By doing what we’re doing today, we avoid the headline risks that are going to come for people who did not do anything,” he says . “At some point businesses will be held responsible for the actions they take.” Meanwhile, if Wal-Mart succeeds making its environmental footprint smaller and lowering prices for green products, both the planet and the company will profit. 42. We can infer from the passage that __________. A. Lee Scott is Wal-Mart’s CEO B. there are 5, 200 stores in the world C. Wal-Mart has a great influence on the world market D. Wal-Mart has more than 7, 000 trucks all over the world 43. What does the underlined sentence “This is a business philosophy, not a social philosophy.” mean in the fourth paragraph? A. Wal-Mart doesn’t have any social responsibility at all. B. Wal-Mart’s green activity is just window dressing. C. Wal-Mart aims to solve its health-insurance practices. D. Wal-Mart predicts huge profits in its green activity. 44. What will Wal-Mart probably do in the future? A. Reduce air pollution in its present stores. B. Give favorable treatment to its consumers. C. Ask the factories to reduce their packaging. D. Demand the fleet of trucks to use more fuel than before. 45. What is the main idea of the last paragraph? A. Provide the background of the Wal-Mart’s green plan. B. Stress the purpose of Wal-Mart’s green plan. C. Present the risk that Wal-Mart is facing nowadays. D. Analyze the similarity between Bill Gates and Scott. 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。 There are all sorts of good sensible reasons to avoid getting angry. Not only does it make us feel bad, it also makes us do stupid things without noticing the risks and it can be self-destructive. ___46___ But like all emotions, anger has its purposes, which can be used for good effects.

Anger is a motivating force. In fact anger itself is a kind of positive energy and a powerful motivating force. ___47___ When we see something as beneficial, we want it more when we are angry. So, when used right, constructive anger can make us feel strong and powerful and help push us on to get what we want. ___48___ It may sound like a strange thing to say, but angry people have something in common with happy people. That’s because both te nd to expect favorable results. By comparison, those experiencing more fear are more pessimistic about the future and expect further terrors. Anger can benefit relationship. Society tells us anger is dangerous and we should hide it. The problem is that when we hide our anger, our partner doesn’t know he’s done something wrong. And so he keeps doing it. ___49___ The expression of anger, if reasonable and aimed at finding a solution, can actually benefit and strengthen relationships. Anger provides self-understanding. Anger can also provide understanding into ourselves, if we allow it. Getting angry leads to a positive outcome. Anger helps discover our own faults. If we can notice when we get angry and why, then we can learn what to do to improve our lives. ___50___ A. And that doesn’t do our relationship any good. B. Anger can turn us on and thus push on toward our goals in the face of problems and barriers. C. Anger reduces violence. D. Anger can make people more optimistic. E. Most of us treat our anger as though it’s unreasonable, unshowable and unmentionable. F. That’s because it’s very strong social signal that a situation needs to be solved. G. Anger can encourage self-change. 第三部分: 完形填空 (共 30 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分) The world always makes way for the dreamer. When I was twelve years old, my father took me to see Zig Zigler. I remember sitting in that dark hall listening to Mr. Zigler __51__ everyone’s spirits up to the ceiling. I __52__ there feeling like I could do anything. When we got to the car, I turned to my father and said, “Dad, I want to __53__ people feel like that.” My father asked me __54__ I meant. “I want to be a motivational speaker just like Mr. Zigler,” I replied. A (An) __55__ was born. Recently, I began seeking my dream of motivating others. __56__ a four-year relationship with Fortune 100 Company __57__ as a salestrainer and ending as a regional sales manager, I left the company at the height of my __58__. Many people were __59__ that I would leave after earning a six-figure income. And they wondered __60__ I would risk everything for a dream. I made my __61__ to start my own company and leave my worriless position after __62__ a regional sales meeting. The vice-president of our company made a __63__ that changed my life. He asked us, “If a god would offer you three wishes, what would they be?” Aft er giving us a(an) __64__ to write down the three wishes, he then asked us, “Why do you need a __65__?” I would never forget the power I felt at that moment. I realized that __66__ I had accomplished in the past had prepared me for this moment. I was ready and d idn’t need a god’s help to become a motivational speaker. A motivational speaker was __67__. Having made that decision, I was immediately __68__. One week after I gave notice, my husband was laid off from his job, and now we had no __69__. But I held fast to my dream. The wonder really began to happen. In a short time my husband found a better job. And I was able to book several __70__ engagements with new customers. I discovered the unbelievable power of dreams. 51. A. rise B. do C. put D. lift 52. A. left B. came C. arrived D. reached 53. A. get B. hope C. make D. cheer 54. A. that B. what C. which D. if 55. A. dream B. idea C. girl D. speaker 56. A. After B. Before C. Because D. While 57. A. working B. beginning C. acting D. regarding 58. A. life B. love C. money D. career 59. A. disappointed B. moved C. surprised D. delighted

60. A. when B. why C. if D. how 61. A. plan B. promise C. decision D. mind 62. A. attending B. joining C. entering D. holding 63. A. newspaper B. speech C. report D. book 64. A. day B. week C. moment D. instance 65. A. wish B. worker C. company D. god 66. A. everything B. anything C. nothing D. something 67. A. alive B. dead C. missing D. born 68. A. examined B. searched C. found D. tested 69. A. help B. harm C. income D. money 70. A. selling B. speaking C. writing D. listening 第四部分: 语法填空(共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) “WeChat was launched on Jan. 12, 2011, and __71__ took more than a year to draw 100 million users. By September, 2012, it __72__ (reach) the 200 million mark,” Tencent said. “__73__ number of people using WeChat, a voice-message service __74__ (develop) by the Internet giant Tencent Holdings, has hit 300 million in less than two years __75__ the service was released,” the Shenzhen-based company said on Wednesday. “The 300 million number is a milestone for WeChat, and we hope the service will be ready to perform __76__ the global stage in 2013,” Pony Ma, Tencent chairman and chief executive officer, said on his micro-blog on Wednesday morning. The function of WeChat is very similar to the text messaging and voice call services __77__ are provided by telecom carriers. Late last year saw the __78__ (introduce) of an English version of WeChat in a bid to draw more international users. Tencent has released versions in Arabic, Italian, Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai. Tencent said it is mostly pursuing its expansion plans in emerging and Asian markets. It said the company finds it __79__ (easy) to reach its goals in such places, __80__ (part) because they have cultures that are similar to China’s. 第五部分: 短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分, 满分 10 分) 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。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:在缺词处加一个漏字符号( ? ),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,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意:1、每处错误及其修改均仅限一词; 2、只允许修改 10 处,多者(从第 11 处起)不计分。 Recently we have held a class meeting to discuss what is considering to be honorable behavior and which is shameful. To be frank, some students don’t respect their teacher or parents. Some d idn’t take their studies serious and cheat in exams. There is some rubbish around, make the school dirty. It is really a pity to see these things in our school. We think honorable to obey school rules and care much of our class. It is also worth of praise to study hard. On the other hand, it is shameful to break school rules, to be selfish or to make no effort to achieve a success. 第六部分: 书面表达(共 1 小题;满分 25 分) 假如你叫李华,从报纸上得知某少儿英语报社暑假期间需要一位高中生充当兼职英文翻译,要求身 体健康,有较好的英语水平和良好的沟通能力。请你根据以上要求给该社写一封英文求职信。 注意:1. 根据要点可适当发挥但内容要连贯、完整。 2.词数:100 左右。 Dear Madam/Sir, _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________


Yours truly, Li Hua

期中考试答案 单选: 1-----5 CBCAD 6---10 BADBC 11---15 BDBAC 16---20 DBCDA 词语填空:21. to find 22. was speaking 23. celebration 24. as if(though)/ like25. to be reading 26. Determined 27. exceptions 28. unpredictable 29. about 30. indicating 阅读: A 篇 31---34 CACD B 篇 35---38 ABDC C 篇 39---41 ABC D 篇 42----45 CDAB 七选五:46--50 EBDAG 完形: 51---55 DACBA 56---60 ABDCB 61---65 CABCD 66---70 ADDCB 语法填空:71. it 72. had reached 73. The 74. developed 75. since 76. on 77. that/which 78. introduction 79. easier 80. partly 改错: Recently we have held a class meeting to discuss what is considering to be honorable behavior and considered which is shameful. To be frank, some students don’t respect their teacher or parents. Some didn’t what teachers don’t take their studies serious and cheat in exams. There is some rubbish around, make the school dirty. seriously making It is really a pity to see these things in our school. We think /\honorable to obey school rules it and care much of our class. It is also worth of praise to study hard. On the other hand, it is about worthy 或去掉 of shameful to break school rules, to be selfish or to make no effort to achieve a success. 去掉 a 作文: Dear Madam/Sir: The advertisement for a part-time English translator in your newspaper interested me because the position that you described sounds exactly like the kind of job I am seeking. I’m Li Hua, a high school student. I feel that I am competent to meet the requirements in the advertisement. On one hand, I have a good command of English, which is essential to a translator. On the other hand, I am quite capable of communicating with people and it will surely have a positive influence on my work. In addition, my hobbies of swimming and jogging make me fit enough to keep energetic. Trust me and you will be rewarded. . I am looking forward to your early reply. Yours truly, Li Hua


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