09年高中毕业班英语第一次高考模拟考试 英 语
Ⅰ. 听力（共两节，满分 35分）
1. Why can’t Karen concentrate on the book?
A. She’s worried about the lecture. B. She finds it too hard.
C. She lacks interest in it.
2. Why is Karen starting to like the course less and less?
A. The lectures are boring. B. She prefers music to English.
C. The course is poorly designed.
3. What is Karen thinking of doing?
A. Changing the university. B. Spending less of her parents’ money. C. Giving up the course.
4. On what condition does the man decide to buy the watch?
A. He finds out the price low enough.
B. He is given an oral promise.
C. He is given a written promise.
5. Why does the man’s watch go wrong?
A. He forgot to wind it. B. He dropped it once. C. It goes wrong on its own.
6. When and how will the man get his old watch?
A. It’ll be mailed to him next Saturday.
B. The woman will deliver it to the man next Saturday.
C. He will come to get it himself next Saturday.
7. How is the woman planning to collect money?
A. By getting donations. B. By putting ads. C. By doing part-time jobs.
8. How will the people be paid?
A. They work for no money. B. They will be paid by the day. C. They will get very limited pay.
9. What do we know about the programs?
A. The programs haven’t been decided yet.
B. There are already good programs.
C. They don’t have to decide the programs.
10. What’s the most serious eating problem of women?
A. Eating too much and being too fat.
B. Eating too little and being too weak.
C. Eating no meat and being too thin.
11. What’s the reason for the eating problem?
A. Many women can’t get enough food.
B. The society fails to provide enough food.
C. The society demands women to be thin.
12. What’s the speaker’s opinion?
A. Women should eat as much as they can.
B. Women should first of all be healthy.
C. It’s meaningful for women to be beautiful.
13. What’s the man doing when the woman calls him?
A. Reading a poem. B. Writing a book. C. Reading a novel.
14. Why doesn’t the woman like reading novels?
A. Because it takes too much time.
B. Because it requires less attention.
C. Because novels don’t tell deep meanings.
15. What does the man like least?
A. Novels. B. Poems. C. Short stories.
Ⅱ.语言知识及运用（共两节, 满分35分） 第一节：完形填空（共10小题；每小题2分，满分20分）
The Guardian newspaper once printed a story about a man who tripped over his shoelace in the Fitzwilliam Museum in into more than 400 pieces. He was sitting there in when the museum staff arrived. Everyone stood around in ―There it is! That’s what made me fall.‖
Man has been blaming others at least since Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent(蛇). Roman emperors liked ―whipping boy‖ --- an ’ll see how blaming others has turned into big business. In one famous case, McDonald’s was ordered to pay $2.7 million to a woman who ―Hot coffee can be dangerous‖ (takeaway coffee cups) and ―Don’t pour liquids into your television set‖ (instruction booklet).
21. A. broke down B. knocked over C. crashed into D. slid down
22. A. terror B. amazement C. sadness D. shock
23. A. shoelace B. vase C. steps D. pieces
24. A. servants B. ministers C. messengers D. slaves
25. A. killed B. sentenced C. rewarded D. beaten
26. A. legal B. public C. lawless D. legendary
27. A. deliberately B. accidentally C. carelessly D. attentively
28. A. increased B. reduced C. raised D. dropped
29. A. surprised B. excited C. inspired D. terrified
30. A. advertisements B. posters C. warnings D. instructions
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Ask any person who is successful in whatever he or she is doing what motivates him/her, and very likely the answer will If you are in college because that's what your parents want, you may find it difficult to motivate yourself. Sure, it's possible to succeed with someone else providing the motivation for you. ("If you graduate from college, I'll give you a car!" or worse "If you don't graduate from college, you won't get a car.") But motivation that comes from within really makes the difference.
Certainly, you need some intelligence, knowledge base, study skills, and time management skills, but if you don't have motivation, you won't get far. Think about this analogy. You have a car with a full tank of gas, a well-tuned engine, good set of tires, quadraphonic CD system, and a sleek, polished exterior(外表). There it sits. This car has incredible potential. However, until a driver sits behind the wheel, puts the key in the ignition(点火装置), and cranks it up, the car doesn't function. You guessed it; the KEY is MOTIVATION.
Interest is an important motivator for a student. So is a desire to learn. When you link these two things together, you create success. Often success in an endeavor(努力) leads to more interest and a greater desire to learn, creating an upward spiral(螺旋形) of motivation toward a goal you have established.
So be honest with yourself. Are you genuinely interested in being in college? Have you set realistic goals for yourself? How can you develop the internal motivation that really counts? When it comes to motivation, KNOWING is not as important as DOING.
41. Why does the writer give the example of a car in the second paragraph?
A. Because people can never go far without a good car.
B. Because a good car motivates some college students to study harder.
C. Because a good car is a symbol of being a success.
D. Because motivation leads people to success like it starts a car.
42. What is the CORRECT comparison between the internal motivation and the external (外部的)motivation?
A. Only the internal motivation can result in success.
B. Internal motivation is more important than external motivation.
C. Internal motivation and external motivation has equal importance.
D. External motivation is enough for people to achieve success.
43. According to the article the following factors can push people towards their goals EXCEPT __________?
A. interest B. the desire to learn
C. the knowledge of motivation D. the sense of success
44. What’s the main purpose of the article?
A. To encourage everyone to develop motivation for whatever they are doing..
B. To inspire college students to set goals for their college life.
C. To imply that the less motivated college students quit the college.
D. To call on parents to give up their over-protection of their children.
45. What may be the writer’s advice to the potential readers?
A. The goals you set for yourself shouldn’t be far beyond your reach.
B. You needn’t attend college if you are really not interested in it.
C. You should work harder to win praise from others.
D. Honesty is the best policy to solve problems in your life.
My destination is the River Walk, one of the most popular places in all of Texas. In the first half of 20th century, to control flooding, the city fathers began redirecting the San Antonio River. They built a network of canals that pass through the downtown area. At nearly every street corner, stairs lead down to walkways on both sides of the canals.
The River Walk is linked with cafes, bars, shops --- and, of course, plenty of bridges. You can easily cross over to the other side without having to return to the street. It’s a constant party along the River Walk, with music and festivals throughout the year. The Mud Festival, for example, takes place each January, when the city empties this section of the river to clean it out. That’s when the Mud King and Mud Queen are crowned.
No visit to Texas would be complete without seeing a --- another aspect of this part of the country that is completely foreign to someone from New England. The announcer walks on stage and gets the crowd excited with talk about the courageous cowboys who’ll be performing. While he’s talking, a band plays sad songs about love gone wrong.
Suddenly the announcer calls for silence. He takes off his tall hat and asks us to join him in prayer. We pray for the cowboys who are, we are told, risking their lives to entertain us, as well as for the bulls and other animals taking part in the shows. We pray for the tourists who are visiting. The rodeo gets going and the fun begins.
Our prayers for the cowboys and animals are answered, and nobody gets hurt. But as we walk over to the cowboy dance hall after the show to enjoy a Texas-size barbecue, it’s clear that not enough prayers were said for the bulls’ less athletic relatives --- the ones not chosen for rodeo work. They’ll be our meal. It seems that moving too slowly has its disadvantages, too.
46.What do you know about the River Walk from the article?
A. People hold parties to celebrate festivals here every day.
B. It refers to the sidewalks on either side of this section of the San Antonio River.
C. There are many bridges that connect the River Walk and the Main Street.
D. Stairs link the River Walk to cafes, bars and shops in the street.
47. Which of the following statements about Mud festival is NOT true?
A. Mud Festival dates back to the first half of 20th century.
B. Mud Festival is held in January every year.
C. Mud King and Mud Queen are chosen in the festival
D. Mud Festival is celebrated to clear the mud of the San Antonio River.
48. What does the underlined word ―‖ refer to?
A. One aspect of the American country life. B. The concert given by a band.
C. The cowboys’ performance. D. The grand Texas-size barbecue.
49. Why do some bulls become the visitors’ meal?
A. Because they do not run as fast as those taking part in the shows.
B. Because the visitors do not pray enough for them before the shows.
C. Because they lose the competition to their relatives in the shows.
D. Because they are only beef cattle intended as people’s food.
50. Which of the following words can NOT be used to describe the writer’s mood?
A. light-hearted B. excited C. anxious D. humorous
An oasis is a fertile spot in the middle of a desert, an island of life in an ocean of temperature extremes. Any oasis always contains one or more springs. Oases make it possible to survive long walks through the desert. In large deserts such as the Sahara, towns group around sources of water such as oases and rivers.
What causes an oasis? An oasis is actually a spot in the desert where the altitude is low enough that the water table is right below the surface, resulting in the presence of springs. Even in a desert, it rains occasionally, and this produces a water through it and down to the bedrock.
Deserts consist of many millions of tons of sand. There is only one natural force capable of moving it in considerable amounts: the wind. Although, in an average dust storm, ten cubic feet of air only holds about an ounce of sand, a cubic mile of air can move about 4,600 tons of it, leading to considerable erosion（侵蚀）. A severe storm is capable of moving as much as 100 million tons of sand.
In certain areas where large quantities of sand are moved by storms, erosion make holes all the way down to the water table, putting it just below the surface. Seeds planted in the ground there are capable of sprouting（发芽） and extending roots
into the moist land, producing an oasis.
Sometimes, the oasis produced by the wind can be very large when vast areas of desert are wiped clean by storms. The great Kharga oasis in the Sahara, for example, is over 100 miles long and 12 to 50 miles in width. The oasis was produced when erosion caused the edges of a great depression to sink down to the water table.
51. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. Where there is an oasis, there is a town. B. Where there is an oasis, there is a spring.
C. It often rains around an oasis. D. An oasis is right in the center of a desert.
52. The underlined word ―porous‖ in the second paragraph probably means _______.
A. allowing liquid or air to pass through slowly B. small enough to move easily
C. light enough to carry conveniently D. easy enough to cross smoothly
53. According to the passage, what makes it possible for a dust storm to come into being?
A. Occasional rain and lack of plants. B. Seeds planted in the ground.
C. Strong wind and a large amount of sand. D. Extreme temperature and dust.
54. What do we know about the great Kharga oasis in the passage?
A. It is less than 100 miles in length. B. It is just below the surface.
C. It is right in the middle of the Sahara. D. It results from the wind and erosion.
55. This passage is most likely to be found in ________.
A. a travel guide B. a story book C. a technical report D. a geography book
A. In the 2002 film 28 Weeks Later, a virus killed almost everyone in Britain. The story in 28 Weeks Later takes place seven months after that. British families come back together to start their lives again, and the Americans have come to help. The Americans say they’ve made a small area of London safe --- but they’re wrong. The virus is still alive. And now, people will learn that it’s more dangerous than ever.
B. Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life --- a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. When Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. But to her surprise, Holly discovered that Gerry had written her 10 letters before he died. These letters guided Holly through her grief and in rediscovering herself.
C. Scientist Robert Neville might be the only man in the world who isn’t infected with a virus. He has spent three days in New York City searching for other people like him. But the only people he can find are ―the infected‖. They come out at night and now they’re looking for him. Robert’s only chance to save himself is to find a cure for the virus before it’s too late.
D. Three American brothers all have big problems. Francis has just had a bad car accident. Jack has a cheating girlfriend. Peter is not happy that he’s going to be a father. And the brothers haven’t spoken to each other for a year. To become close again, they decide to go on a train trip through India. But things go wrong when they take drugs, get into trouble and have to leave the train in the middle of the desert.
E. New Yorker Erica loves her life. She has a great job at a radio station and a great boyfriend, who she plans to marry. But everything changes one night when someone attacks Erica and her boyfriend. The attacker kills her boyfriend, and Erica is badly hurt. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be happy again. Erica cannot forget the attack and spends most of her time trying to find her boyfriend’s killer. This film is for older teens.
F. Joy and Jack meet one night in Las Vegas, in the US state of Nevada. They get very drunk and have a wild night. The next day, they remember that one of them won a huge jackpot with the other’s lucky coin. They then remember they got married! So now they’re rich and married, but can they fall in love?
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