湖南省永州市2007届高三第四次月考英语试卷(无听力)

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第I卷 (三部分,共115分)

第一节(共5小题;每小题1.5分,满分7.5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 do we learn from this conversation?

A. The man wants to attend tomorrow’s show.

B. There aren’t any tickets left for tonight’s show.

C. There aren’t any tickets left for tomorrow’s show.

2. What kind of movie does the woman find boring?

A. Detective stories. B. Stories about royal families. C. Love stories.

3.What does the woman say about the lecture?

A. It was a long picture, but easy to understand. B. It was not as easy as she had thought.

C. It was as difficult as she had expected.

4. What’s the man asking the woman to do?

A. To put him through to the director. B. To have a talk with the director about his work..

C. To arrange an appointment for him with the director.

5. What do we learn from the conversation?

A. Margaret wanted to get some magazines back from the woman.

B. Margaret wanted to lend some magazines to the woman.

C. Margaret wanted to borrow some magazines from the woman.

第二节(共12小题;每小题1.5分,满分18分)

听下面4段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个

选项中选出选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读

各个小题,每小题5秒钟;听完后,各个小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白

读两遍。

听下面一段对话。回答第第6至第8三个小题。

6.What are the speakers talking about now?

A. Holding a Christmas party. B. Sending Christmas presents.

C. Inviting relatives and friends.

7. How old is Anne most probably?

A. Around 5. B. Around 30. C. In her teens.

8. What is Dick most interested in?

A. Space travel. B. Music records. C. Story books.

听下面一段对话,回答第9至第11三个小题。

9. What are the speakers interested in?

A. Films. B. Football. C. Music.

10.When will they play against Michigan team?

A. This afternoon. B. This Thursday. C. This Saturday.

11. Where will the woman be back tomorrow?

A. To her team. B. To the hospital. C. Home.

听下面一段对话,回答第12至第14三个小题。

12.What is the woman trying to do?

A. Enroll(登记) in classes. B. Get a new phone. C. Ask her friend for help.

13.What does the woman suggest?

A. That she should wait till later. B. That she should change her plan.

C. That she should see her teacher.

14. How does the man seem to feel?

A. Relaxed. B. Worried. C. Excited.

听下面一段独白,回答第15至17三个小题。

15. What are the speakers discussing?

A. Changing work schedules(计划表). B. Looking for work.

C. Who can replace the woman.

16. Why does the woman need to solve this problem?

A. She needs a new job. B. Her professor doesn’t want her to work.

C. She wants to have time to do her assignment(作业).

17. What can we know about Greg?

A. He can do a part-time work. B. He works on weekdays.

C. He will get the woman another job.

第三节听取信息(共3小题;每小题1.5分,满分4.5分)

听下面一段材料。将18至第20三个小题的信息补充完整,每小题不超过三个单词。听材料前,你将有时间阅读各个小题,每小题5秒钟;听完后,各小题将给出15秒钟的作

答时间。本段材料读两遍。

Request For Special Leave

Name

Jane Smith

Student Number

(18)________________

Address

(19)________________,Tamworth,2340

Telephone number

8195549

Leave in Term

One

Dates of Leave

May 31 to (20)___________________

第二部分:知识运用(共两节,满分45分)

第一节 单项填空(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分)

21.Some students think that learning a foreign language is slow and difficult—think of all the hours of hard work ______ they have spent learning English.

A.when B.in which C.that D.while

22. He recommended ________the book before seeing the movie.

A. reading B. to read C. read D. to reading

23. When he came to himself, he found himself ________ on a chair, with his hands________ back.

A. sitting; being tied B. seating; tying C. sat; tied D. seated; tied

24. After the interview, the manager said that the company was not going to _________ any more staff for the moment.

A. take up B. take off C. take on D. take down

25. The most common thing to do on earth,such as walking and eating,can be big threat

if not handled properly in space.

A.a;不填 B.不填;不填 C.a;the D.不填;the

26.Safety in mining production is so essential and important that everyone take safety measures too seriously.

A.can’t B.mustn’t C.should D.shall

27.The head teacher would take Mary’s recent illness into when marking her exams.

A.concern B.consideration C.imagination D.thought

28.No other salesmen could know how to increase sales, but soon Tim a good solution.

A.came up with B.caught up with C.kept up with D.put up with

29.—How do you deal with the disagreement between the company and the customers?

—The key the problem is to meet the demand by the customers.

A.to solving; making B.to solving; made

C.to solve; making D. to solve; made

30.Johnny is a great dancer; he _____above the rest for his perfect performance.

A. stands by B stands for C stands out D. makes for

31.When first ___ to the market, these products enjoyed great success.

A. introducing B. introduced C. introduce D. being introduced

32.— you were so late this morning?

— I forgot to set the alarm before going to bed last night.

A. Why B. How come C. How about D. How

33.At the beginning of a speech, it is very important to grab the audience’s attention and make them interested in you have to say.

A. which B. what C. that D. who

34.It is the test system, the teachers, that is to blame for the heavy burden of middle school students nowadays.

A. other than B. or rather C. rather than D. more than

35. —It's many years since I saw you last, I you at all.

—I wouldn't have, either, if someone you by the name.

A. didn't recognize; hadn't called B. didn't recognize; didn't call

C. haven't recognized; didn't call D. recognized; had called

第二节:完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5满分30)

One day, when I was in high school, I saw a kid named Kyle from my class walking home from school with all his books, I thought to myself, “__36___ would anyone bring home all his books for the weekend? He must really be 37.”As I was walking, I saw several kids running toward him. They ran at him, 38 all his books out of his arms and he fell down in the dirt. His glasses went 39 and landed in the grass.

My 40 went out to him. So, I ran over to him. 41 I handed him his glasses, he looked at me and said, “Hey, thanks!”I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it 42 , he lived near me. We talked all the way home. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.

Kyle was the 43 __student of our class, one of those guys that really found themselves during high school. Therefore he had the 44 to prepare a 45 speech. On the graduation day, I could see that he was46 .So, I patted him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be 47 !” He looked at me and smiled.

He cleared his throat, and began. “Graduation is a time to 48 those who helped you make it through those 49 years. Your parents, your teachers… but mostly your friends, I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best 50 you can give him.”

I just looked at my friend with 51 as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to 52 himself over the weekend and was carrying his books home. “Thankfully, nothing happened. My friend 53 me from doing the unspeakable.”

Not until that moment did I realize that you should never underestimate(低估) the 54 of your actions. With one small gesture you can 55 a person’s life. For better or for worse.

36. A. How B. When C. Why D. Where

37. A. stupid B. clever C. wonderful D. anxious

38. A. throwing B. knocking C. taking D. snatching

39. A. lost B. sending C. broken D. flying

40. A. heart B. head C. hands D. thought

41. A. While B. As C. Because D. Once

42.A. passed by B. came up C. went on D. turned out

43. A. top B. hardest C. favorite D. luckiest

44. A. pride B. honor C. pleasure D. change

45. A. class B. school C. graduation D. college

46. A. excited B. nervous C. proud D. crazy

47. A. great B. famous C. praised D. honored

48. A. reward B. remember C. thank D. congratulate

49. A. happy B. exciting C. old D. tough

50. A. chance B. gift C. help D. favor

51. A. wonder B. anxiety C. disbelief D. pride

52. A. kill B. enjoy C. test D. hurt

53. A. protected B. freed C. warned D. saved

54. A. price B. use C. power D. meaning

55. A. destroy B. change C. save D. understand

第三部分:阅读理解(共20小题,每小题2分,满分40分)

A

Shopping is not as simple as you may think! There are all sorts of tricks at play each time we reach out for that particular brand of product on the shelf.

Coloring, for example, varies according to what the producers are trying to sell. Health foods are packaged in greens, yellows or browns because we think of these as healthy colors. Ice cream packers are often blue and expensive goods, like chocolates, are gold or silver.

When some kind of pain killer was brought out recently, researchers found that the colors turned the customers off because they made the product look weak and ineffective. Eventually, it came on the market in a dark blue and white package ----blue, because we think of it as safe, and white as calm.

The size of a product can attract a shopper. But quite often a bottle doesn’t contain as much as it appears to.

It is believed that the better –known companies spend, on average, 70 per cent of the total cost of the product itself on packaging!

The most successful producers know that it’s not enough to have a good product. The founder of Pears soap, who for 25 years has used pretty little girls to promote their goods, came to the conclusion: “Any fool can make soap, but it takes a genius(天才) to sell it.”

55. Which of the following may trick a shopper into buying a product according to the text?

A. The cost of its package B. The price of the product

C. The color of its package D. The brand name of the product

56. The underlined part “the color turned the customers off” (in para.3) means the colors__.

A. attracted the customers strongly B. had weak effects on the customers

C. tricked the customers into shopping D. caused the customers to lose interest

57. Which of the following is the key to the success in product sales?

A. The way to promote the goods. B. the discovery of a genius

C. The team to produce a good producer D. The brand name used by successful producers.

58. Which of the following could be the best title for the text?

A. Choice of good products B. Disadvantage of products

C. Effect of packaging on shopping D. Brand names and shopping tricks

B

One thing the tour books don’t tell you about London is that 2000 of its residents are foxes. They ran away from the city about two centuries ago after developers and pollution moved in. But now that the environment is clear, the foxes have come home.

“The number and variety of wild animals in urban areas is increasing,” says Comer Jones. A survey of the wildlife in New York’s Central Park last year counted 14 species of mammals. A similar survey conducted in the 1890s counted only five species.

Several changes have brought wild animals to the cities. Foremost is that air and water quality in many cities has improved as a result of the 1970s pollution-control efforts. Meanwhile, rural areas have been built up, leaving many animals on the edges of suburbs. In addition, urban wildlife refuges(避难处)have been created. The Greater London Council last year spent £ 750,000 to buy land and build 10 permanent wildlife refuges in the city. As a result, many birds are now living in the city. For peregrine falcons cities are actually safer than rural cliff dwellings(悬崖栖息地).By 1970 the birds had died out east of the Mississippi because of the DDT had made their eggs too thin to support life. That year, scientist Tom Cade of Cornell University began raising the birds for release in cities afforded plenty of food.

Cities can attract wild animals without turning them harmful. The trick is to create habitats where they can be self-sufficient but still be seen and appreciated. Such habitats can even be functional. In San Francisco, the local government is testing different kinds of rainwater control basins to see not only whish ones retain(保持)the cleanest water but which will attract the most birds.

59. The passage is mainly concerned with_____.

A.wildlife returning to large cities B.foxes returning to London

C.wild animals living in zoos D. a survey of wildlife in New York

60.It can be inferred from the passage that

A. Londoners are putting more and more wild animals into their zoos

B.Londoners are happy to see wild animals return to their city

C.Londoners are trying to move wild animals back to the countryside

D.Londoners have welcomed the wild birds,but found foxes a problem

61.According to the passage, the number of species of wildlife in New York's Central Park .

A.is slowly decreasing B.competes favorably with other cities

C.is on the same level as before D.has more than doubled in the last century

62.Which of the following is NOT a reason that wildlife returning to the cities?

A.Food is plentiful in the cities. B.Wildlife is appreciated in the cities.

C.Wildlife refuges have been built in the cities.

D.Air and water quality has improved in the cities.

C

“A good book for children should simply be a good book in its own right,” says Mollie Hunter. Born and brought up near Edinburgh, Mollie has devoted her talents to writing primarily for young people. She firmly believes that there is always and should always be a wider audience for any good book whatever its main market is. In Mollie's opinion it is necessary to make full use of language and she enjoys telling a story, which is what every writer should be doing. “If you aren't telling a story, you're a very dead writer indeed,” she says. With the chief function of a writer being to entertain (让人愉快), Mollie is indeed an entertainer. “I have this great love of not only the meaning of language but of the music of language,” she says. “This love goes back to early childhood. I've told stories all my life. I had a school teacher who used to ask us what we would like to be when we grew up and, because my family always had dogs, and I was very good at handling them, I said I wanted to work with dogs, and the teacher always said ‘Nonsense, Mollie, dear, you’ll be a writer.’ So finally I thought that this woman must have something, since she was a good teacher and I decided when I was nine that I would be a writer.”

This childhood intention is described in her novel, A Sound of Chariots, which although written in the third person is clearly autobiographical (自传体的) and gives a picture both of Mollie's ambition (理想) and her struggle towards its achievement. Thoughts of her childhood inevitably(不可避免地)brought thoughts of the time when her home was still a village with buttercup meadows and strawberry fields—sadly now covered with modern houses.“I was once taken back to see it and I felt that somebody had lain dirty hands all over my childhood. I'll never go back,”she said. “Never.”“When I set one of my books in Scotland,”she said,“I can recall my romantic (浪漫的) feelings as a child playing in those fields, or watching the village blacksmith at work. And that's important, because children now know so much so early that romance can't exist for them, as it did for us.”

64. What does Mollie Hunter feel about the nature of a good book?

A. It should not aim at a narrow audience.

B. It should be attractive to young readers.

C. It should be based on original ideas.

D. It should not include too much conversation.

65. In Mollie Hunter's opinion, which of the following is one sign of a poor writer?

A. Being poor in life experience. B. Being short of writing skills.

C. The weakness of description. D. The absence of a story.

66. What do we learn about Mollie Hunter as a young child?

A. She didn't expect to become a writer. B. She didn't enjoy writing stories.

C. She didn't have any particular ambitions. D. She didn't respect her teacher's views.

67. In comparison with children of earlier years, Mollie feels that modern children are .

A. more intelligent B. better informed

C. less eager to learn D. less interested in reality

68. What's the writer's purpose in this text?

A. To describe Mollie Hunter's most successful books.

B. To share her enjoyment of Mollie Hunter's books.

C. To introduce Mollie Hunter's work to a wider audience.

D. To provide information for Mollie Hunter's existing readers.

D

Although they may not die from lack of love ,adults also need a great amount of affection (友情)and companionship . In the past , many people spent their entire lives in the communities in which they were born and raised .Many more people continued to live with their parents ,brothers and sisters after they were married and had children of their own . By remaining in familiar communities with relatives nearby, families had enough opportunities for friendly contact and for support in time of trouble.

Recent studies suggest that family arrangements in Western societies have not changed as much in the last few centuries as is generally believed .Yet most sociologists agree that in modern societies ,there are fewer opportunities for friendship and support from relatives outside the immediate family .Parents and children often live apart from other relatives ,and seldom visit them .Also ,the family moves when a parent accepts a job in another place or when it decides to live in a better neighborhood. Together , loneliness and mobility(迁移)force immediate family members to depend heavily on one another for affection and companionship.

Because the family is one of the few ongoing sources of affection and companionship in modern societies, a high percentage of people continue to marry ,even though it is possible for a single man and woman to live together without marrying. On the other hand, because affection and companionship have become so important, families are more likely to break up if the husband's or wife's emotional needs are not met within the family circle—even if all other family functions are being satisfactorily performed ,and in this sense ,affection and companionship have become the touchstone of the modern family.

69.It is generally believed that .

A.nowadays all people spend their lives in familiar communities

B.in the past a person could hardly get in touch with relatives

C.family arrangements has changed a great deal

D.Western societies have not changed much in the past few years

70.Sociological studies show that______________ .

A.the more the family moves ,the more support it gets from its distant relatives

B.parents and children live together to make up for the lack of relatives outside the family

C.family arrangements have changed and so there is little need for companion of relatives

D.family members are separated from each other because of lack of support from relatives

71.The word "touchstone" in the last paragraph may be replaced by .

A.result B.trouble C.standard D.benefit

72.In the last paragraph ,the writer mainly wants to say________________ .

A.affection and companionship can be gained from nowhere but the family

B.the best way to get affection and companionship is from the family

C.in modern societies a lot of families break up just for a lack of affection and

companionship.

D.people get married for affection and companionship and break up the family for a lack of

them.

E

In the United States, the number of children affected by divorce(离婚) grows by about one million each year. As the number increases, experts continue to debate the effects of divorce on children.

Some experts say divorce is harmful to children. Some studies show that children of divorce have more problems. For example, some children of divorce are more often aggressive toward parents and teachers. They have a greater risk of leaving school before completing their studies. They have more health and learning problems. However, experts note that these problems are not necessarily caused by divorce alone.

During the 1970’s, many Americans believed that divorce was the best solution for married people who were not happy. People did not think divorce would harm children. They thought children would go through a period of change when their parents ended their marriage. Then the children would be all right.

These beliefs have changed in recent years. Researcher Judith Wallerstein studied more than one hundred children of divorce over a twenty-five-year period. She says some children never recover from divorce. She says they often have problems with their own adult relationships as a result of their parents’ divorce.

Ms. Wallerstein says her study proves that parents should stay together for their children, even if they are unhappy. However, some people say that children suffer more in a situation where there is much conflict. They say it is better for children to live with one divorced parent than to live with two parents who are angry and unhappy.

Other experts note that many children of divorce do not have serious problems. This is because their parents are able to deal with the situation in a responsible way.

Experts say that some people who get divorced are able to put the needs of their children first. They say that they are able to show the children that their love and support will continue after the divorce.

73. The passage focuses on _______.

A. whether parents should divorce

B. whether children suffer from parents’ divorce

C. whether children should stay with divorced parents

D. whether parents should put children’s needs first when getting divorced

74. According to Ms. Wallerstein, _______.

A. it is better for parents not to divorce

B. children should not stay with divorced parents

C. it is better to live with one divorced parent

D. children of divorced parents don’t have serious problems

75. Divorce results in all the following problems except that _______.

A. the children are more aggressive to their teachers

B. the children are more likely to quit school

C. the children may have problems with their own adult relationship

D. the children may experience more pressure from society

第Ⅱ卷(非选择题,共35分)

第四部分 书面表达

第一节 填空(共10小题; 每小题1分)

阅读短文,根据所读内容在下表中的空格处填上适当的单词或短语,每空不超过3个单词。

Chinese are very generous when it comes to educating their children. Not caring about the money, parents often send their children to the best schools or even abroad to England, the US or Australia. They also want their children to take extra-courses activities where they will either learn a musical instrument or ballet, or other classes that will give them a head start in life. The Chinese believe that the more expensive an education is, the better it is. So parents will spend unreasonable amount of money on education. Even poor couples will buy a computer for their son or daughter.

However, what most parents fail to see is that the best education they can give their children is usually very cheap.

Parents can see that their children’s skills vary, skilled in some areas while poor in others. What most parents fail to realize though, is that today’s children lack self-respect and self-confidence.

The problem is that parents are only educating their children on how to take multiple-choice tests and how to study well, but parents are not teaching them the most important skills they need to be confident, happy and clever.

Parents can achieve this by teaching practical skills like cooking , sewing and doing other housework.

Teaching a child to cook will improve many of the skills that he will need later in life. Cooking demands patience and time. It is an enjoyable but difficult experience. A good cook always tries to improve his cooking, so he will learn to work hard and gradually finish his job successfully. His result, a well-cooked dinner, will give him much satisfaction and a lot of confidence.

Some old machines, such as a broken radio or TV set that you give your child to play with will make him curious and arouse his interest. He will spend hours looking at them, trying to fix them; your child might become an engineer when he grows up. These activities are not only teaching a child to read a book, but rather to think, to use his mind. And that is more important.

What Chinese Parents Do In 76________ Their Children

第二节 书面表达:

最近,学校组织高三学生开展了一场讨论。讨论的主题是:周末要不要上课呢?请根据下表提供的信息,写一篇100字左右的短文,客观的介绍一下讨论的情况,并且简单地表达自己的观点。开头已给出,不记入总词数。

30%

30%

40%

要上课

高考6月举行,要抓紧时间复习

不要上课

休息好,提高效率

其中一天学习,一天休息学习和休息兼顾

生词:高考:the College Entrance Examination

Recently, the students of Senior 3 in our school have had a discussion about whether we should have classes on weekends.

[参考答案]

1—5 BCBCA 6—10 BCABC 11—15 AACAC 16—17 CA 18. 579912

19. 10 Bridge Street 20. June 4

21—25 CADCA 26—30 ABABC 31—35 BBBCA

36-40 CABDA 41-45 BDABC 46-50 BACDB 51-55 CADCB

56—60 CDACA 61—65 BDBAD 66--70 ABCCB 71—75 CDBAD

76. Educating / Teaching / Bringing up / Cultivating / Promoting

77. Generous / Serious/ Devoted

78. take extra-course activities 79. investment/ cost/ expense

80. Varied/ Different / Various skills 81. self-respect and self-confidence

82. Reasons for/ Causes of 83. take (multiple-choice) tests

84. settle / solve / work out 85. teaching practical skills

书面表达:

Recently, the students of Senior 3 in our school have had a discussion about whether we should have classes on weekends.

30% of them think they should have classes on weekends because the College Entrance Examination this year will be held in June, and students should make full use of free time to review what they have learnt.

Another30% are against the idea of having classes on weekends. They believe students should have a good rest on weekends so that they can study more effectively during the weekdays.

The other 40% of the students don’t agree with either of the ideas above. In their opinion, study and rest are both important for students. They suggest one day of the weekend should be used to study and during the other day they have a rest.

I think we should have classes on weekends because our time is limited. We should make good use of our time to study.

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