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2017学年第一学期高三年级期终学业质量调研测试 英语学科试卷

II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A

Rescue in the Rapids

ON A BREEZY Saturday in April 2014, former police officer Kevin O’Connor and his son, Ryan, were standing in a park near the Fox River in Geneva, Illinois. As Kevin gazed at the river, he caught

sight of several people on the bank (21)_________(motion) toward the water. When he looked in that

direction, he noticed a bright red boat turning in a spinning circle in the stormy water at the base of the Geneva Dam,300 feet away.

Kevin assumed the person on the boat (22) _________ (jump) out of it. “Then I heard a warning signal with a loud sound,” says Kevin, now 42. “That’s (23) _________I realized somebody was in trouble.”

He couldn’t see anyone in the river, (24) _________he sped toward the bank and dashed into the

freezing water. About 150 feet from shore, he spied an object moving downriver. “I thought it was a life

jacket,” he says. “When I caught up to it, I realized it (25) _________ (attach) to a person.”

Now in water up to his neck, Kevin grabbed the man, (26) _________was floating on his back

unconscious, under both armpits and held his head above the surface. Kevin struck the man’s chest again and again. After five hits, the man coughed up water and began speaking incoherently. Just back to life,

the man was still weak. Battling the current, Kevin sidestepped his way (27) _________the shoreline,

repeatedly digging his shoes into the river’s rocky bottom. When he reached the bank, someone jumped into the river and helped Kevin lift the 200-pound drowning man over a six-foot brick retaining wall to waiting doctors, who took him away in an ambulance. The man recovered, but a friend who was boating with him died after being trapped underwater near the dam.

Kevin pulled (28) _________up to sit on the shore beside Ryan, who had followed his father’s path

down the river. “When I caught my breath, I realized I saved someone’s life, which is what I (29) _________do.” Kevin says.

In December 2015, Kevin received an award from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. “Lots of

honour-receivers lost their lives saving someone,” he says. “(30) _________ (put) in the same category is very humbling.”

Section B

Directions: Fill in each blank with a proper word chosen from the box. Each word can be used only once. Note that there is one word more than you need.

A. covers B. process C. accomplish D. grand E. consume F. physics G. consistently H. spare I. overcomes J. continue K. especially How to Stick to Good Habits by Using the “2-Minute Rule”

Most of the tasks that you procrastinate on (that is to say, you postpone doing what you should be doing,) aren’t actually difficult to do — you have the talent and skills to _____31____ them- you just avoid starting them for one reason or another. The 2-Minute Rule ____32_____ procrastination and laziness by making it so easy to start taking action that you can’t say no. It might sound like this strategy is too basic for your ____33_____ life goals, but I beg to differ. It works for any goal because of one simple reason: the _____34____of real life.

As Sir Isaac Newton taught us a long time ago, objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion. This is just as true for humans as it is for falling apples. Once you start doing something, it,s easier to ___35______ doing it. I love the 2-Minute Rule because it takes up the idea that all sorts of good things happen once you get started.

The most important part of any new habit is getting started — not just the first time, but each time. It’s not about performance, it’s about ____36_____ taking action. In many ways, getting started is more important than succeeding. This is

____37_____ true in- the beginning because there will be plenty of time to improve your performance later on. The 2-Minute Rule isn’t about the results you achieve, but rather about the _____38____ of actually doing the work. I can,t guarantee whether or not the 2-Minute Rule will work for you. But, I can guarantee that it will never work if you never try it.

The problem with most articles you read, podcasts you listen to, or videos you watch is that you ____39_____ the information but never put it into practice. I want this article to be different. I want you to actually use this information, right now. What’s something you can do that will take you less than two minutes? Do it right now. Anyone can ____40_____ the next 120 seconds. Use this time to get one thing done. Go.

III. Reading Comprehension Section A

Travel, a home coming tour

In the UK travel is an enriching life experience that will make your resume stand out amongst other applicants. Travel is not simply a pursuit of___41___ but also “character-building”,“defining” and potentially “career-boosting”.

Most of the people I know here at university ___42__ the desire to travel and escape the stress surrounding us. But I don’t think, as UK students, we can blame our addiction to international travel simply on a stressful life. Yes, I have a lot to handle and it’s a fine___43___ act managing my part-time job, my degree and my social life

to a perfect level. In a truly open world, we can get anywhere, see anything and experience every culture under the sun, at the click of a button, the purchase of a ___44____

Many people I met while working in China were surprised at the number of countries I’d travelled to. Compared to friends and family I consider myself vastly ___45___. I’ve never set foot across the pond in the U.S.A and Canada, let alone South America and even within Europe my checklist of destinations is far from____46___. I was also met by___47___at how little travelling I had done within my own borders. This was something I had not really considered before. How much of my own country had I really seen and experienced? To those from a place as vast and varied as China, Britain was really so ___48___in comparison and so to have spent 20 years there and not seen every part of it was quite surprising.

I had a conversation with a Chinese colleague over the reasoning behind our use of golden Cotswold stone, which sounds dull for most people. As a student of history, I found anything___49____fascinating. However it was not the stone within British cities I found interesting. What was curious was that it was something I had never even considered, and yet here was someone___50____on something I had simply taken for granted.

We continued our discussion, yet I was left___51___that I could not answer her question. In China, as well as a wealth of new culture that fascinated me, I discovered that there were parts of the UK’s culture, history, the very structure of my identity that were so different, so unique from China that I also___52____a newly found interest in my own heritage.

In this respect, travelling enables you with two things. Firstly you develop a(n) ___53___with new cultures, understanding customs, experiencing cuisines and absorbing the sights and smells of every new city. For many employers this___54___to new locations is seen as tremendous in your personal resume. But alongside increased employability, through international, cross-cultural conversations, you develop an interest in your own history, culture, and customs. You return to your home___55___ an understanding of other people’s fascination with it and your own sense of love for its peculiarities.

41. A. leisure B. wealth C. company D. personality 42. A. question B. refuse C. detect D. experience

43. A. balancing B. forcing C. judging D. disturbing 44. A. course B. stamp C. diploma D. ticket 45. A. under-stuffed B. under-travelled

C. under-used D. under-expanded

46. A. official B. vacant C. complete D. accurate

47. A. excitement B. hatred C. astonishment D. disgust

48. A .young B. beautiful C. remote D. small 49. A. historical B. dramatic C. religious D. perfect

50. A. piled B. hooked C. relied D. carried

51. A. exhausted B. embarrassed C. puzzled D. convinced 52. A. exchanged B. lost C. gained D. traded

53. A. observation B. resolution C. fascination D. illustration

54. A. relation B. preference C. agreement D. adaptability 55. A. objecting to B. filled with C. bothered by D. searching for