山西省阳高县 2016-2017 学年高二英语下学期期中试题
第I卷 第一部分 阅读理解（共两节，满分 60 分） 第一节（共 15 小题；每小题 3 分，满分 45 分）
An organization, Eye Care 4 Kids, is bringing much-needed eye care to poor kids. It provides free eye examinations for kids from poor families. Founded by Joseph Carbone in 2001, the organization has helped around 100,000 children in Utah and Nevada.
Now, Cecil Swyers, a biomedical engineer who was once a poor child himself, is bringing the charity’s services to poor students in Arizona, so that vision impairment（视力受损）doesn’t stand in the way of their education.
“Eye Care 4 Kids is bringing eye care and glasses to families that wouldn’t have the means to pay for them,” said Mario Ventura from Isaac Elementary School District, the first school district in Arizona to receive its services.
Good vision is important to a child’s learning experience. According to a study, up to 80 percent of learning happens through sight for children between 6 and 18 years old. Without proper eye care, it’s difficult for students to learn better and succeed.
Swyers is hoping that by bringing the organization to Arizona he’ll help a lot more students. He teamed up with two other organizations to get doctors to volunteer their time with the group. Using Eye Care 4 Kids mobile clinic, Swyers visited Alta E. Butler Elementary School and has already helped 40 students.
The school was grateful to receive the eye care, especially since the services came to them. “It’s is great for us,” said Assistant Pricipal Cindy Alonso.
Swyers is hoping to bring Eye Care 4 Kids’ services to other schools in the state. He said that hopefully his work will have a positive effect on students’ futures. “If we can help students while they’re young, we can make a difference in their futures,” he said.
1. Eye Care 4 Kids helps students by __________.
A. giving them sunglasses for free
B. offering money to their families
C. examining their eyes for free
D. solving their problems in study
2. Who is in charge of the organization’s services in Arizona?
A. Joseph Carbone.
B. Cecil Swyers.
C Mario Ventura.
D. Cindy Alonso.
3. Where do students take an eye examination?
A. In the classroom.
B. In the mobile clinic.
C. In the nearby hospital.
D. In the places where students live.
4. What would be the best title for the text?
A. Eye Care 4 Kids Was Founded by the Poor
B. Eye Care 4 Kids Develops at a Fast Speed
C. Eye Care 4 Kids Poor Kids Succeed
D. Eye Care 4 Kids Fights for Better Education
A heated debate is currently going on in our town. Should we allow the cinema
to be constructed in the Havenswood Shopping Center? There is just one large lot left
to build on, and the theater would use up all of that space. Some people are excited
at the idea of finally having our own movie theater. Others would rather travel ten
miles to the nearest theater to keep our quiet town the way it is. They say it is
enough to have Marvin’s Movie Video Rentals. After all, Marvin’s store keeps
thousands of the latest videos.
There are certainly benefits to renting videos. For one thing, you can plan your
own schedule when it is convenient for you. You can relax on your sofa, and take a
break whenever you need one. You can also talk to others without bothering any
strangers seated nearby. In additional, it is a less expensive way to view a movie
compared to going to a theater.
On the other hand, seeing a movie in a theater is an experience all its own. First,
you can see the movie on wide screen as the filmmaker intended. To be viewed on a
television screen, a film must be changed in some way to make it smaller. One is the
“pan-and-scan” method, which involves removing some of the details in the picture.
The other way, called “letterboxing”, keeps the image the way it is on the big screen,
with one annoying exception; because the big-screen version is wide, the same picture
on a television screen must be long and narrow.
Another problem is sound. The sound from a television cannot compare to the sound
system in a theater. Your experience of a movie improves when you can clearly hear
all of the sounds. Furthermore, at home, viewing companions often talk during a movie,
which makes you miss out on what’s happening in the film.
Besides, having a movie theater will not mean that you can’t still go to Marvin’s!
You will just have a choice that you didn’t have before. Isn’t it time for Havenswood
residents to enjoy a little progress?
5. The underlined word “lot” in Paragraph 1 means “__________”.
A. a great number
B. a complete group
C. an area of land
D. a result of chance
6. How does the author mainly state his point?
A. By using examples.
B. By making a comparison.
C. By carrying out a survey
D. By presenting different people’s view.
7. Why do some people think it is enough to have Marvin’s Movie Video Rentals?
A. Marvin’s store stocks lots of recent videos.
B. It’ very convenient to go to Marvin’s store.
C. the owner of the store is friendly and helpful.
D. It is more comfortable to see films at home than in the theater.
8. What is the author’s attitude towards building a new cinema?
A. Cautious. B. Approving.
Winter is coming. It's time for the arctic ground squirrel（地松鼠) to get her
underground home ready. She chooses a quiet spot, hidden from wolves and foxes. She
gathers grass and fur to keep her home warm.
Winter is long and cold in northern Canada. Many days, the air is colder
than the air in your freezer. Plants can't grow, so there are no leaves or grass for
animals to eat. They must find other ways to live. The arctic ground squirrel "sleeps"
the winter away.
For months the ground squirrel has been eating lots of seeds, mushrooms, and
berries. Now she is fat. The extra fat will keep her alive through the winter.
At last she crawls through a tunnel into the nest she has made. She curls up,
wraps her tail around herself, and goes to "sleep". Only she won't really be sleeping.
She will be hibernating(冬眠).
The ground squirrel's body is usually as warm as yours. When she hibernates,
her body becomes just colder than ice, but she doesn't freeze. In the warm season,
when the ground squirrel is active, she uses most of the food she eats to make heat
to stay warm. When she hibernates, she doesn't need much food.
Her heart beats just one or two times each minute. She will take only about
three breaths each minute. She won't move, even if someone touches her or shines a
light into her eyes. These changes in the ground squirrel's body let her live through
The ground squirrel will not stay in hibernation all winter. Her body warms
up and becomes active for a few hours once every few weeks. Over the winter, these
active times use up more than half of the energy that she worked so hard to store.
Why does she do this? Scientists aren't sure. Some think arctic ground squirrels must
warm up in case their bodies need to fight off any germs(病菌) that would make them
In April or May the arctic ground squirrel will stop hibernating. She will be
skinny because she did not eat anything during the winter. Now she will have just
a few months to have babies and fatten up before winter comes again.
9. The Arctic ground squirrel must hibernate in winter because she
A. needs to have a comfortable rest
B. can keep warm while
C. must hide from wolves and foxes
D. doesn't have enough food in
10. While hibernating, the Arctic ground squirrel's body _ .
A. freezes up completely
B. is as warm as usual
C. drops just below 0℃
D. makes heat to stay
11. In winter, the Arctic ground squirrel
A. doesn't breathe at all
B. becomes active
C. stays in hibernation all the time
D. won't move unless touched
12. The Arctic ground squirrel is very thin usually when _
A. winter comes to an end
B. she starts to hibernate
C. autumn is approaching
D. she has young
There is a serious problem to our earth. That's global warming. No doubt the tons of carbon dioxide being thrown up into the air are dangerously warming the earth. It is clear that average temperature has risen during the last century. Not everyone can believe that carbon dioxide is responsible. A new study shows us it is not all the fault of carbon dioxide.
Some scientists studied the sun and found that when the sun becomes more active， the earth warms up. When the sun quiets, as it did in the 1950s and 1960s，temperature takes a dip (下降)．So some scientists said the sun's changeable moods may be more important than carbon dioxide in warming the earth. You might think that “global warming” means nothing more than a rise in the world's temperature. But rising sea levels caused by it have affected our environment and living standard in many ways.
We can't change the sun's moods .So in order not to make the earth warming up, what we can do is to control the amount of giving off carbon dioxide. Studies have shown that human?related emissions (排放物) of carbon into the atmosphere is causing， and will in the future cause seriously global warming. Many countries have already made some laws to stop sending carbon dioxide into the air directly. As an ordinary person，we use fewer cars when we go out. We can ride a bike or walk. It is not only good for environment, but also good for our health.
Are you ready？It is the time that we do something for the global warming. Let us go for it.
13．What makes the earth become warmer and warmer?
D．A and B
14．The scientists also said that the sun's changeable moods may be________than carbon
dioxide in warming the earth.
A．more serious B．more difficult C．more important D．more terrible
15．What should we do in order not to make the global warming?
A．We should control sending carbon dioxide into the air directly.
B．We should try to change the sun's changeable moods.
C．We should make some laws to prevent people from driving.
D．We should make the sun become more active.
第二节（共 5 小题；每小题 3 分，满分 15 分）
A good book can be satisfying. If reading is a habit you’d like to get into,
there are some ways to develop it.
● Realize that reading is enjoyable if you have a good book. If you have a
difficult book and you are forcing yourself through it, it will seem like a task.
● Set time. You should have some time during every day when you’ll read for
at least 5 to 10 minutes. (17) For example, make it a habit to read during breakfast
and lunch and even dinner if you eat alone.
● Always carry a book. (18) When I leave the house, I always make sure to have
my car keys and one book at hand. The book stays with me in the car, and I take it
into the office and to appointments and pretty much everywhere I go.
● (19) Find a place in your home where you can sit in a comfortable chair. Don’t
lie down unless you’re going to sleep. There should be no television or computer
near the chair, and no music or noisy family members / roommates. If you don’t have
a place like this, create one.
● Reduce television / the Internet. If you really want to read more, try cutting
back on time on TV or the Internet. (20 )Still, every minute you reduce of the Internet
/ TV, you could use for reading. This could create hours of book reading time.
A. Go to bookstores.
B. Find a quiet place.
C. This may be difficult for some people.
D. Wherever you go, take a book with you. E. Have some good tea or coffee while you read. F. It means you will read no matter how busy you are. G. If this happens, give up the book and find another one that you’ll really love. 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 55 分） 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白处 的最佳选项，并在答题上将该项涂黑。 In August 1999, Yuriko noticed that her daughter, Ayako, was looking thin and pale,__21___ she insisted that the 22-year-old see a doctor. As they waited for the rest results, the doctor__22___ gave Yuriko a note while her daughter wasn’t noticing. In the restroom, Yuriko opened the note, “It is stomach cancer,“ said the doctor.“Please___23___.There is no time.” On September 21,Ayako had a(n)__24___.Three quarters of her stomach were removed. The doctor ___25___ the situation to Yuriko but the medical terms sounded like a foreign language. Ayako was put on anti-cancer drugs, and over the next three months, she ___26___ from side effects, and lost seven kilograms. Yuriko decided to do more to ___27___ her daughter. She read all kinds of books on cancer. As a single mother, she had no one to share her ___28___ with. __29___ the difficulties, Yuriko was able to help her daughter. When Ayako started experiencing breathing difficulties, Yuriko ___30___ if it could be a side effect of the anti-cancer drug. She told Ayako’s doctor and he ___31___ to take her off the drug. _32___,in November 2002,Ayako’s treatment came to an end. Although she felt her pain __33___,Yuriko couldn’t forget how lost and ___34___ she felt during her daughter’s treatment. She wrote a letter to the local newspaper __35___ the creation of a support group for cancer patients.
Phone calls and letters ___36___ her idea started pouring in. In December
2002,Yuriko formally ___37___ Ikkikai, roughly meaning “sharing the joy”, with the
___38___ of providing hope and information for people with cancer, and their families.
Ikkikai’s message has begun to ___39___.Yuriko says, “The simple act of talking
to other people who understand your problems can make the greatest ___40___.I hope
that more people would join in the group.”
21.A. otherwise B. or
22.A. nervously B. secretly C. weakly
24.A .operation B. training C .rest
25.A. expressed B. explained
B. survived C. suffered D. escaped
B. pleasure C. benefit
29.A. In honor of
B. In spite of
C. Instead of
D. Because of
C. defeated D. ashamed
C. assisted D. joined
第Ⅱ卷 第二节 语法填空（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。
According to a recent survey ， violence 41 (exist) in schools ． Students
showed their fear and parents and teachers also expressed their great concern 42 it．43（expert）suggest the whole society will pay attention to the health of adolescents （青少年）．
Nowadays，school violence is 44 hot issue．I think this is a society phenomenon， 45 calls for our great concern．We should try every effort 46（prevent） violence happening at school. For more and more students, they would drop out of school if their personal 47（safe）could not be guaranteed. 48 ( actual), violence can be learned . Children learn violent behavior from adults or from 49 they see on television or on the Internet．
If I meet with school violence，I will not answer violence with violence，for it will result in 50（much） fighting．I will tell my teachers or parents about it．I think they will help me deal with it well and they will protect me from the bad guys．
All in all, every student should behave himself and keep away from violence． 41____________42___________43____________ 44___________ 45____________ 46____________47___________48____________ 49___________ 50____________
第三部分 写作（共两节，满分 35 分）
第一节 短文改错 (共 l0 小题；每小题 l 分，满分 l0 分)
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。
I’d like to share a unforgettable experience with you. It happened in a warm
Sunday afternoon in August. I go shopping with my cousin, Li Ming. When walk in the
street, we found a young man, who was big but strong, stealing a woman’s wallet.
We stopped her immediately.
Though he stared at us angry, we
didn’t feel frightened and tried to make him to realize his bad behavior. Because
our bravery, he left without saying a word. The woman thought highly of us for which
we had done. In my opinion, it’s our duty to fight against bad behaviors.
第二节 书面表达（满分 25 分）
言稿，在班会上劝同学们合理安排作息时间，注意饮食健康，保证学习好、身体好。 注意：1.可根据内容要点适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 2.词数 100 左右。
阅读理解（共 20 小题，每小题 3 分，共 60 分）
(A) C B B C (B) C B A B (C) D CBA (D) D C A
七选五 16-20 G F D B C
完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分）
21—25.CBDAB 26—30.CCABD 31—35.CBAAB 36—40.DADBD
42.about/with 43 Experts 44.a
46.to prevent 短文改错
51. a 改成 an
48. Actually 49. what
52.第一个 in 改成 on 53.go 改成 went 54.walk 改成 walking
55.but 改成 and 56.her 改成 him 57.angry 改成 angrily 58.realize 前 to 删除
59.Because 后加 of 60.which 改成 what
书面表达（满分 25 分）
It’s a pleasure for me to have a chance to make a short speech today. Recently,
I have found that some of our classmates study late into night and do not spare any
time to take a rest during the day either, but they often can’t help falling asleep
in class. And some classmates seldom have breakfast, which is also a bad habit and
will surely do harm to their health.
In my opinion, it’s extremely important for us to have enough sleep and a proper
diet. We must learn to make wise use of our time, and only in this way can we keep
fit and study well. I wonder if you agree with me.
Thank you for listening!
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