高中英语湖北省孝感高中、孝感一中等八所重点高中协作体2016-2017学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc
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    Parkside

    Pick Your Own

    Fancy some fresh fruit and vegetables? At Parkside Farm we grow a wide variety of delicious summer fruits and high-quality vegetables for you to come and pick your own. Why not pay us a visit?

    About us

    Our family has been farming at Parkside Farm since 1938. Although we no longer keep fields of wheat and other crops. We started growing strawberries for Pick Your Own back in 1979. Since then, we have made the Pick Your Own area larger and we now grow about 20 different crops.

    Opening times

    The season starts in late June, but opening hours are variable the first week. Please ring our message line to check. From July onwards, we are open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 5:30 pm (last entry 5 pm). Opening hours are variable on Sundays. Mondays CLOSED.

    Crop calendar

    Some crops may be in limited supply at certain times, so always ring the message line for daily updates before setting out.

    Strawberries: early June to mid-October                Blackcurrants: early July to mid-August

    Raspberries: mid-June to mid-August                   Redcurrants: mid-July to mid-August

    Blackberries: mid-July to mid-October                  Plums: mid-July to early September

    Prices

    There is a minimum charge of £3 for each adult or child who enters the Pick Your Own area. This means that every person has to spend at least £3 on Pick-Your-Own fruits or they will charged this amount when they leave.

    Strawberries: £4.49/kg         Blackcurrants: £4.79/kg     Raspberries: £6.39/kg

    Redcurrants: £4.79/kg          Blackberries: £5.39/kg     Plums: £ 2.99/kg

    Find us

    Parkside Farm is in the Enfield of London, north of the city centre.

    For more information , please call our message line on 020 8367 2035 or check our website: www.parksidefarmpyo.co.uk.

    1. What do we learn about Parkside Farm from the text?

    A. It sells fruit and vegetables online.

    B. It doesn’t open on Mondays.

    C. It’s situated in the south of London.

    D. It has a small Pick Your Own area.

    2. If a family of three buy 1 kg of strawberries and 1 kg of plums on the farm, they should pay_______.

    A. £6    B. £7.48

    C. £9    D. £16.48

    3. What is the main purpose of the text?

    A. To instruct people how to grow crops.

    B. To tell readers how to pick fruits.

    C. To advise people to grow crops

    D. To attract visitors to pick fruits

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:广告布告类阅读
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    When Nancy Flexer opened the door to her classroom near the end of her final school year, all 41 years of her career as a beloved first-grade teacher came to life right in front of her.

    Cole Elementary School in Tennessee surprised Flexer with a memorable and emotional retirement party featuring former students of all ages, dating back to the first class she taught in the 1973-74 school year. A video of the event shows an overwhelmed Flexer being moved to tears as she hears former students who are now adults tell her how much she affected their lives.

    "I'm one of the luckiest people in this world," Flexer said. "I remember I opened the door to the classroom thinking no one was in there, and it was wall-to-wall people and banners and everything. It was the coolest thing that could've ever happened in my life. How many times do we really realize the lives we've touched, the manner in which we've touched them, and that these are memories that stay with them for life?"

    Despite being young when they were taught by Flexer, students easily recalled the heartwarming notes she wrote them on report cards, the ways she helped them overcome shyness and awkwardness, and how she inspired them to future academic success to earn scholarships and advanced degrees.

    Even though Flexer hadn't seen some of the former students for decades, she instantly remembered the names of every single one there.

    A scrapbook(剪贴簿) of her career was presented to her as one student after another recalled the effect Flexer had on his or her life.

    “I’ve had many opportunities to move to a school closer to my home, but I said ‘Cole gave me so much in my life that when I retire, I will retire from Cole school and give back what’s been given to me.” Flexer said. “My career could’ve taken me nowhere that would have made me happier. I think of it as a blessing.”

    4. We learn from the text that the retirement party__________.

    A. was beyond Flexer’s expectations

    B. attracted many of Flexer’s friends

    C. was full of appreciative parents

    D. was organized by Flexer’s students

    5. Flexer’s former students ___________.

    A. helped her overcome her shyness

    B. presented her with cards

    C. held a party to express their happiness

    D. bore her help and inspiration in mind

    6. What can we infer from the last paragraph?

    A. Flexer missed many chances of further studies

    B. Flexer once studied in Cole Elementary School

    C. Flexer loved her teaching career in Cole

    D. Flexer refused many other school’s invitations

    7. What would be the best title for the text?

    A. An interesting party

    B. A teacher’s 41-year teaching career

    C. Students’ memories of their beloved teacher

    D. Students fro 41 years surprise their beloved teacher

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:阅读理解-其他
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    On Tuesday, scientists announced that they have discovered the bones of four settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in what become the United States. The bones were unearthed under the floor of a Jamestown church which was discovered in 2010 and is considered as America,s first Protestant church.

    The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation at Historic Jamestowne and the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History announced that the settlers held high leadership positions. The men, Rev.Robert Hunt,Capt. Gabriel Archer,Sir Ferdinando Wainman,and Capt. William West, all played a role in the Jamestown settlement. After being lost to history for more than 400 years, the discovery of their remains provides new clues about their life and the importance of religion in the 1600s.

    “This is a very important discovery,” Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation President James Horn said in a statement. “These men were among the first founders of English America."

    About 100 people settled along the James River in what would become the first English settlement m 1607. During that time, settlers in Jamestown were faced with famine and disease The colony was nearly wiped out due to conflict with Native Americans in the area and with other English settlers.

    "They lived and died at a hard time in the history of the settlement , when Jamestown almost ended in  failure," Horn said. “The bones of these men help fill in the stories of their lives ”

    The Smithsonian and the Rediscovery Foundation found the remains in November of 2013. Scientists used 3-D technology to locate the exact gravesites of the men. The team wanted to identify its findings before announcing the discovery. They identified the men using historical records and studied the chemicals of the bones to learn what the men ate and where they came from.

    Findings from the burials will go on display within weeks at Historic Jamestowne. The site also plans to honor the men and will keep their bones in a safe place for future study.

    8. The bones found in a Jamestown church_____________.

    A. were first discovered in 2010

    B. have been buried for over four centuries

    C. have proved to be a family of four

    D. are complete and easy to recognize

    9. The underlined phrase ‘wiped out” in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______________.

    A. supported fully    B. developed rapidly

    C. destroyed completely    D. protected successfully

    10. What can we learn from Paragraph 6 ?

    A. How scientists keep the bones in good shape.

    B. Why the four leaders were buried in Jamestown.

    C. Why the four leaders chose to settle in Jamestown.

    D. How scientists identified the four leaders.

    11. This text is most probably__________________.

    A. a history paper    B. a research paper

    C. a newspaper report    D. a warning message

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:阅读理解-其他
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    One October morning, I got off the all-night train in Mandalay, a city in Myanmar. A rough man came up and offered to show me around. The price he asked was less than I would pay for a bar of chocolate at home. So I climbed into his trishaw(三轮车).

    As he was showing me around, he told me how he had come to the city from his village. He’d earned a degree in mathematics. His dream was to be a teacher. But of course, life is hard here, and so for now, this was the only way he could make a living. Many nights, he told me, he actually slept in his trishaw so he could catch the first visitors off the all-night train.

    And very soon, we found that in certain ways, we had so much in common---we were both in our 20s, we were both fascinated by foreign cultures----that he invited me home.

    So we turned off the wide, crowded streets, and came to rough, wild alleyways(小巷). I really lost my sense of where I was, and realized that I could easily get cheated or something even worse.

    Finally, he stopped and led me into a hut. And then he reached under his bed. Something in me froze. I waited to see what he would pull out. And finally he took out a box. Inside it was every single letter he had ever received from visitors from abroad.

    So when we said goodbye that night, I realized he had also shown me the secret point of travel, which is to go inwardly(向内心)as well as outwardly to places you would never go otherwise, to go into uncertainty, even fear.

    At home, its dangerously easy to think we’re on top of things. Out in the world, you are reminded every moment that you’re not, and you can’t get to the bottom of things, either.

    12. What do we know about the trishaw puller?

    A. He used to be a teacher    B. He works very hard

    C. He is a foreigner in Myanmar    D. He received little education

    13. Why did the author freeze in front of the bed?

    A. He was feeling very cold

    B. He didn’t expect to see the letters

    C. He was shocked by the room’s bad condition

    D. He thought the young man was going to hurt him

    14. What is the author’s opinion on travel?

    A. Fear nothing

    B. Follow your heart

    C. Enjoy the beauty of life

    D. Be prepared for the unexpected

    15. What does the phrase “get to the bottom of things” mean in the last paragraph?

    A. Solve the problems

    B. Find out the truth

    C. Get to know the place really

    D. Learn about the bottom of society

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    What is the easiest way to stay warm in the super cold?____16____. At least that is what Santa Claus told me.

    During Christmas, Dennis and I went to Finland. We brought back some tips for keeping warm in a cold temperature.

    1. There layers(层)work wonders.

    Start with the base layer, which sits right on your skin: choose something that can absorb sweat. ___17___. A sweater is a good choice. The most important layer is the outer clothes, which should be waterproof(防水的)and windproof.

    2.___18___.

    You lose heat from every millimeter of uncovered skin, which was the biggest lesson I learned on this trip. My whole body was well covered. But I missed one sport: my face. So it often felt like the wind was going to blow my nose off.

    3. Exercise, don’t just stand still.

    When it’s cold, exercising may be the last thing you feel like doing, but be smart.___19___, and you will feel the difference. When we first got to Finland, we were freezing. But after a couple of minutes jumping around, we felt less cold.

    4. If you have a heater

    You may want to turn it all the way up, but it’s best to keep it at between 18 and 20 degrees.____20____, but not create a huge difference between inside and outside.

    A. Grow a crazy beard.

    B. The key is what your layer is

    C. Cover every bit of your skin

    D. That will keep you comfortable

    E. Take a walk, faster than your normal speed

    F. Don’t forget to keep your hands and feet warm, too

    G. The middle layer keeps your body heat from getting away

    题型:未分类  知识点:七选五题型
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