太原五中 2010—2011 学年度第一学期月考(8 月)
第一部分听力（共两节，满分 20 分）
第一节 （共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项， 并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一 小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
1. What does the man’s sister do at present?
A. She studies at a college.
B. She runs a shop.
C. She teaches at a school.
2. What do we know about the man?
A. He has never thought of buying a new flat. B. He wants to rent a new flat now.
C. He doesn’t have enough money for a new flat.
3. What does the woman mean?
A. The man should give up smoking.
B. The man should lose weight.
C. The man should follow the doctor’s advice.
4. Why does the woman refuse to go shopping?
A. Her dress is worn.
B. She wants to play baseball.
C. She is too tired.
5. Where does the conversation mostly take place?
A. In a hotel.
B. In a restaurant.
C. In a café.
第二节 （共 15 小题;每小题 1 分，满分 15 分）
听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，
并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟；听完后，
各小题给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话读两遍。
听第 6 段材料，回答 6、7 题。
6. What does the man plan to do next week?
A. Make preparations for the trip.
B. Buy a few things for the trip.
C. Go skiing in Korea.
7. What is the weather like now?
听第 7 段材料，回答 8、9 题。
8. How much do these courses cost a term?
A. 1,800 yuan.
B. 900 yuan.
C. 3,600 yuan.
9. Why does the woman want to attend the course?
A. It’s good for her job.
B. To find a job in a travel agency.
C. To make more Japanese friends.
听第 8 段材料，回答 10 至 12 题。
10. Who was injured in the fight?
A. The teenager.
B. The man.
C. The shop assistant.
11. What die the teenager take?
A. A clock.
B. A diamond.
C. A mobile phone.
12. What is the woman most probably?
A. A policewoman.
B. A store owner.
C. A saleswoman.
听第 9 段材料，回答 13 至 16 题。
13. When did the man reserve the room?
A. Three days ago.
B. A week ago.
C. Two days ago.
14. Where does the man plan to go?
A. To Shanghai.
B. To New York.
C. To London.
15. Where is the café bar? A. On the ground floor.
B. On the top floor.
C. On the 8th floor.
16. What do we know about John?
A. He will come tomorrow.
B. He likes a room with a good view.
C. He is in London.
听第 9 段材料，回答 17 至 20 题。
17. Where did James’ father spend his childhood?
A. In India.
B. In America.
C. In China.
18. How old was James’ mother when she got married?
19. What was James’ mother’s first job?
A. A clerk.
B. A photographer.
C. A saleswoman.
20. What do we learn about James’ parents?
A. They loved each other deeply. B. They often complained about each other.
C. They still worked outside after their marriage. 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 70 分）
第一节 单项填空（共 40 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 40 分）从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出
21．_____ concern about food safety seems to be ______ subject that is being discussed all over the
C．The; a D．／; the
22．Although I had read the book assigned by the professor several times, it didn’t make any _____
B．importance C．sense D．significance
23．The lift _____ and we were trapped inside it．
A．broke down B．broke up C．broke out
24．The man had expected to see all his relatives when in hospital, but______ came to see him
while many of his friends offered him their help．
B．no one C．someone
25．When asked about the secret about staying young, he said that a balanced diet _____ with
exercise was the recipe for a healthy life．
B．concluded C．combined D．connected
26．I wouldn’t marry Pat even if she ______ the last woman on earth．
C．had been D．were
27．Our school plans a wide ______ of outings, such as performances, picnics, swimming and
28．---Remember the first time we met, Jim? ---Of course I do．You A．were reading B．had read C．have read D．read
in the library．
29．---Where did you get to know her?
---It was on the farm _______ we both once worked in the 1970s.
30．---What are you busy with ?
---The conference _______ in our city next week.
B. to be held
C. be holding
D. will be held
31．Please tell me the after service of the computer; I’m worried about __________ a break down
sometime． A．there being
32．Finally she got too tired and fell asleep at the desk, her right hand still ______ a pen．
C．holding D．was holding
33．---What were you trying to prove to the police? ---
I was last night．
34．You should report any incident, _____ serious or minor it is．
35．--- What is ______ like being a sailor? --- Wonderful．
36．“How could you lose so much money?” Charlie asked his wife, eyeing her angrily from _______
the kitchen table. A．at
37．---Who has eaten all the cake, Jim? ---Oh,
must be your two pet dogs．
being pleased about it; she is very angry．
A．free from B．free of
39．If you are planning to spend your money having fun this week, better
some big bills coming．
it ---- you’ve got
carefully, the experiment will be successful．
D．to forget D．doing
41．--- Could you spare me some ink? ---_______. Here you are.
A. With pleasure B. It’s a pleasure C. That’s nice of you D. Thanks a lot
42．Tom, turn down the music. Why________ you make such a big noise while your baby sister is
43．I can’t give you an answer right now. I’d like
more time to consider my decision.
44．As there is less and less coal and oil, scientists are exploring new ways of making use of ______
energy, such as sunlight, wind and water for power and fuel.
45．Could I speak to
is in charge of International Sales please?
46．Mary, _________ here — everybody else, stay where you are.
C. to come
47．Nobody believed his reason for being absent from the class _______ he had to meet his uncle at
48．---Haven’t seen you for ages！ Do you still work in Guangzhou？
---_______. It’s two years since I worked there.
A. Yes, I have B. Yes, I do
C. No, I haven’t
D. No, I don’t
49．---I‘ve never found a better job.
A. I don’t think so B. Too bad C. Congratulations D. Don’t worry
50．The factory was built in a secret place, around ______ high mountains.
A. which was B. it was
C. which were D. them were
51．He had a lot of friends, only a few of ______ invited to his wedding.
52．It was what he meant rather than what he said _______ annoyed me.
53．A man with a bleeding hand hurried in and asked, "Is there a hospital around ______ I can get
some medicine for my wounded hand?"
54．David is such a good boy _______ all the teachers like.
55．The good news we were looking forward ______ in the end.
A. arriving B. to arrive
C. to arriving D. to arrived
56．It would be a good idea to use a plastic bottle, _______cut off, as a container to grow young
A. of which the top B. the top is C. the top of which D. with its top
57．________ that I couldn’t be absorbed in the work.
A. They made so many noise
B. So loudly they talked
C. It was so noise outside
D. Such a loud noise did they make
58．The famous pop singer has been the _______ of fierce criticism in the country’s media since he
was found taking drugs.
59．Is it true ____________ the new drug takes effect, the child with cancer will have a slim chance
D. that when
60．As a teacher you should _________ your method to ______ the needs of slower students.
A. apply; enable B. adjust; meet C. increase; change D. weigh; shape
第二节 完形填空 （共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
I was in a department store with my mom, aunt, and my sister a few days ago. 61 , I am
one of those people who do not like to go shopping with my family. However, I decided this time to
My aunt and I were 63 for some things to buy for our family when I noticed two 64 on
the side. One of them had a little girl sitting on it with her 65 nearby and the other one was 66 .
So, I decided to sit down. While I was 67 my own thing there, I 68 that the family were not
in front of the 69 anymore. I saw the girl 70 and look around for her family. She came back
and I saw her in 71 , crying.
I knew that she 72 her family and was all by herself. Now, I am sure that almost everybody
has been lost in a department store or 73 big before and we all know that feeling. 74 I went
up to her and asked what was 75 and in between tears she told me she was lost. I 76 her a
smile card I just bought. You should have seen the 77 on her face when she read it. Then I went
up to customer service center and 78 them what happened. People there promised to 79 her.
After I left, the little girl’s parents went there and I could see them looking around for the person
who had found their daughter and given her the 80 . Little did they know it was a regular
teenager who did it.
61. A. Luckily
62. A. help
63. A. answering
64. A. chairs
65. A. friends
66. A. clean
67. A. studying
68. A. noticed
69. A. shop
70. A. get up
B. come up
C. give up
D. make up
71. A. return
72. A. hated
73. A. somewhere
C. everywhere D. everything
74. A. If
75. A. important
76. A. lent
77. A. smile
78. A. reminded
79. A. look out for B. take care of C. wait for
D. call up
80. A. courage
C. explanation D. card
第三部分 阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 3 分，满分 60 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。
The Internet has led to a huge increase in credit-card fraud. Your card information could even
be for sale in an illegal Web site .Web sites offering cheap goods and services should be regarded
with care. On-line shoppers who enter their credit-card information may never receive the goods
they bought. The thieves then go shopping with your card number — or sell the information over
Computer hackers have broken down security systems, raising questions about the safety of
cardholder information. Several months ago, 25,000 customers of CD Universe, an on-line music
retailer(批发商),were not lucky. Their names, addresses and credit-card numbers were posted on a
Web site after the retailer refused to pay US $157 828 to get back the information.
Credit-card firms are now fighting against on-line fraud. MasterCard is working on plans for
Web-only credit card, with a lower credit limit. The card could be used only for shopping on-line.
However, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep from being cheated.
Ask about your credit-card firm's on-line rules: Under British law, cardholders are responsible
for the first US $78 of any fraudulent spending.
And shop only at secure sites: Send your credit-card information only if the Web site offers
advanced security system.
If the security is in place, a letter will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
The Web site address may also start with https:// — the extra “s” stands for secure. If in doubt, give
your credit-card information over the telephone.
Keep your password safe: Most online sites require a user name and password before placing
an order. Treat your passwords with care.
81. What do most people worry about the Internet according to this passage?
A. A lot of stolen credit-cards were sold on the Internet.
B. Fraud on the Internet.
C. Many Web sites are destroyed.
D. Many illegal Web sites are on the Internet.
82. What is the meaning of “fraud”?
83. How many pieces of advice does the passage give to you?
B. Three. C. Five.
84. You are shopping on the site: http://www.shopping.com,and you want to buy a TV set, what
does this article suggest doing?
A. Order the TV set at once.
B. Do not buy the TV set on this site.
C. E-mail the site your credit-card information.
D. Tell the site your password and buy the TV set for you.
Very few people were coming to eat at the White Rose Restaurant, and its owner did not know
what to do. The price was reasonable and the food was of good quality, but nobody seemed to
want to eat there.
Then he did something that changed all that, and in a few weeks his restaurant is always full of
men with their lady friends. Whenever a gentleman came in with a lady, a smiling waiter gave each
of them a menu. The menu looked exactly the same on the outside, but there was an important
difference inside. The menu that the waiter gave to the man supplied the correct price for each dish
and each bottle of wine while the menu that he gave to the lady supplied a much higher price! So
when the man calmly ordered dish after dish and wine after wine, the lady thought he was much
more generous than he really was.
85. Why didn’t people come to the White Rose Restaurant to eat at first?
A. Because the price was high.
B. Because the food was too cheap.
C. Because the food was not good.
D. The passage didn’t mention.
86. According to the passage we can conclude that the people who eat at this restaurant are mostly
A. poor old people
B. rich young people
C. men with their girl friends
D. parents with their children
87. According to the passage we can infer that when men with their girl friends eat at this
restaurant, the food was paid ___________________.
A. always by the ladies only
B. always by the men only
C. sometimes by the ladies
D. either by the men or by the ladies
88. According to the passage we can know that, generally speaking, ____________.
A. men are more generous than women B. women are more generous than men
C. men like their lady friends to be generous.
D. women like their men friends to be generous
Most of the people who appear most often and most gloriously in the history books are great conquerors(统治者) and generals and soldiers, while the people who really helped civilization forward are often not mentioned at all. We do not know who first set a broken leg, or launched a seaworthy boat, or calculated the length of the year, or manured (施肥) a field; but we know all about the killers and destroyers.
People think a great deal of them, so much that on all the highest pillars(纪念柱) in the great cities of the world you will find the figure of a conqueror a general or a soldier. And I think most people believe that the greatest countries are those that have beaten in battle the greatest number of other countries and ruled over them as conquerors. It is just possible they are, but they are not the most civilized. Animals fight; so do savages(野蛮人); so to be good at fighting is to be good in the way in which animal or a savage is good, but it is not to be civilized. Even being good at getting other people to fight for you and telling them how to do it most efficiently---this, after all, is what conquerors and generals have done---is not being civilized. People fight to settle quarrels. Fighting means killing, and civilized peoples ought to be able to find some ways of settling their disputes other than by seeing which side can kill off the greater number of the other side, and then saying that the side which has killed most has won. And not only has it won, but, because it has won, it has been in the right. For that is what going to war means, it means saying that power is right.
This is what the story of mankind has on the whole been like. Even our own age has fought the two greatest wars in history, in which millions of people were killed or mutilated (disabled). And while today it is true that people do not fight and kill each other in the streets while, that is to say, we have got to the stage of keeping the rules and behaving properly to each other in daily life--nations and countries have not learnt to do this yet, and still behave like savages. 89. In the opening sentence the author tells us that _____.
A. most history books were written by conquerors, generals and soldiers. B. history books tell us far more about conquerors, generals and soldiers than actual creators of civilization. C. those who really helped human civilization forward are not mentioned in history books at all. D. conquerors, generals and soldiers should be least mentioned in history books 90. According to the passage, most people believe that the greatest countries are those that _____.
A. built the highest pillars for their conquerors B. were ruled by the greatest number of conquerors C. won the greatest number of battles against other countries D. were beaten in battle by the greatest number of other countries 91. In the author’s opinion, the countries that conquered a large number of other countries are ___. A. certainly both the most powerful and most civilized B. neither the greatest nor the most civilized in any way C. possibly either the most civilized or the most powerful in a way D. likely the most powerful in some sense but not the most civilized 92. The meaning of the last sentence in Paragraph 2 is that ______. A. fighters believe that the winner is right and the loser wrong B. only those who are powerful have the right to go to war C. those who are right should fight against those who are wrong D. only powerful nations might win the right to rule weak ones
D Move Earth — it’s no science fiction LONDON — Scientists have found an unusual way to prevent our planet from overheating: move it to a cooler spot. All you have to do is send a few comets（彗星）in the direction of Earth, and its orbit will be changed. Our world will then be sent spinning into a safer, colder part of the solar system. This idea for improving our climate comes from a group of US National Aeronautics and Space Administration（NASA） engineers and American astronomers. They say their plan could add another six billion years to the useful lifetime of our planet—effectively doubling its working life. The plan put forward by Dr Laughlin, and his colleagues Don Korycansky and Fred Adams, needs carefully directing a comet or asteroid so that it passes close by our planet and sends some of its gravitational energy to Earth. “Earth’s orbital speed would increase as a result and we would move to a higher orbit away from the Sun,” Laughlin said. Engineers would then direct their comet so that it passed close to Jupiter or Saturn. The comet would pick up energy from one of these giant planets. Later its orbit would bring it back to Earth,
and the process would be repeated. In the short term, the plan provides an ideal way to global
warming, although the team was actually concerned with a much greater danger. The sun is certain
to heat up in about a billion years and so “seriously compromise” our biosphere（生物圈）— by
That’s why the group decided to try to save Earth.
The plan has one or two worrying aspects, however. For a start, space engineers would have to
be very careful about how they directed their asteroid or comet towards Earth. The smallest
miscalculation（误算）in orbit could fire it straight at Earth—with deadly consequences.
There is also the question of the Moon. As the current issue of Scientific American magazine
points out, if Earth was pushed out of its current position it is “most likely the Moon would be
stripped away from Earth,” it states. This would greatly change our planet’s climate.
93. What makes the scientists plan to move Earth?
A. A few comets are moving to the direction of Earth.
B. Earth’s working life is coming to an end soon.
C. Earth will become too hot for mankind to keep alive.
D. The moon is moving farther and farther away from Earth.
94. If the plan is successful, Earth will have a working life of ______years.
95. What serious problems might the plan cause according to the passage?
A. The comet might hit Earth and man might lose the moon.
B. Earth might be moved too far away and man might be frozen to death.
C. The comet might hit Jupiter or Saturn and never return to Earth.
D. Earth’s working life might be greatly shortened.
96. What does the underlined word “compromise” mean?
When a dog bites a man, it usually doesn’t make news. However, this saying changed when
Beijing and several other Chinese cities announced the “Civilized Dog Raising” campaign in
The government will require Beijingers to get licenses for their dogs, and will enforce the
one-dog, one-family policy. Police say the “one-dog policy” is aimed at reducing the number of dog
bites and lowering the risk of rabies. According to the Ministry of Health, rabies has become the top
infectious disease in China. Dangerous dogs and dogs taller than 35 centimetres, such as Great
Danes, have been banned from urban areas.
Pet owners are also required to clean up their dog’s droppings and make sure dogs are leashed
(拴着)，especially in public areas. Some public areas, such as banks, are closed to dogs entirely.
Dogs are regarded as man’s best friend and the history of raising dogs can be traced back to
the stone age. It therefore seems sad that dogs are unwelcome in Beijing. But it is not the case that
Beijingers dislike dogs. Actually, there are many dog lovers in Beijing. The city now has more than
550,000 registered dogs, up 20 percent from the previous year.
The problem is, actually, about living space. Different from many Westerners, most Beijingers
live in urban apartment buildings, not houses in the suburbs. There is very limited open space for
walking dogs. The barking, the waste, the unleashed dogs in buildings, elevators and places where
people gather can cause fear, fights and frustration.
Beijing is not the only city to have a dog problem. Paris, London, New York and Vienna all face
similar challenges and have common rules for dogs and their owners.
97. Which of the following may be a suitable title for the story?
A. Man’s Best Friend
B. Civilized Dog Raising
C. No Room For Dogs
D. When A Dog Bites A Man
98. What can be inferred from the above passage?
A. If a dog bites a man, it used to become an important news item.
B. Rabies is the most serious infectious disease in Beijing.
C. Soon there will be no dangerous dogs or dogs taller than 35 centimetres in Beijing.
D. Beijing has some difficulty with so many dogs.
99. According to the passage, what should you NOT do if you are a dog owner in Beijing?
A. Walk your dog in public places.
B. Have more than one dog
C. Raise your dog in urban apartment buildings.
D. Let your dog bark in places where people gather.
100. In the writer’s opinion, the main cause of the dog problem in Beijing is ____.
A. the limited living space in urban areas.
B. its lack of rules for dogs and their owners. C. Beijingers and Westerners having different lifestyles. D. the increasing number of dangerous dogs.
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