2014届上海市七宝中学高三上学期期中考试英语试题(附答案)

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Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need. (** 友情提示:本题共十个空,请按题号填涂)

A. frowned B. negative C. national D. appreciation E. effective

F. tendency G. approach H. ranked I. enhanced J. unpopular K(=ABD).named

What are the things that first come to your mind when you think of the UK? Are they nonstop rain, polite manners, boring food and tea drinking?

Some of the UK’s (41)_______ stereotypes are true, a new survey has found. For example, British people do have a(an) (42) ______ to drink lots of tea.

The research polled 1,402 foreigners living in the UK on their opinions about the British way of life. Unsurprisingly, the majority of them, almost 70 percent, said they enjoyed living in the country – good manners, especially UK people’s extraordinary ability to queue, are the main reasons for foreigners’ (43)______. More than one-third said they liked British people’s restrained (44)______ to emotion.

However, there are aspects of British culture that are (45)______ upon. The heavy alcohol drinking culture (46)______ as the least favorite trait, followed by the British sense of humor and the country’s bad weather.

It may not be too hard to understand why heavy drinking and bad weather are (47)______, but what’s wrong with the British sense of humor?

British humor is known for being dry and satirical (讽刺的), so it is generally more (48)______. When it comes to making the British laugh, there is nothing more (49)______ than a socially inappropriate joke, noted the BBC. “Britons are more comfortable with life’s losers,” wrote English actor Ricky Gervais in an article published in Time magazine.

“The majority of nationalities have stereotypes fitted around them and Britons don’t escape this,” said Liam Clifford, the founder of Global Visas, the website that conducted the research. “People probably come here with a stereotype-based preconception of what to expect. It’s good to see from our survey, though, that, in the majority of cases, this reputation is actually (50)______ upon living here.”

III. Reading Comprehension(47%)

Section A

Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.

Coffee can be considered one of nature's greatest gifts. It gives mental and emotional (51)______ without harmful side effects, (like alcohol or tobacco), and it contains a wealth of nutrients. Yet, when most people drink coffee, they are not thinking that the beverage is (52)______ their health. In fact, some may even feel a little guilty, (53)______ they believe coffee isn't good for you at all.

Well, here's the truth of the matter. Coffee, like anything else, can cause problems if too much is (54)______. In the short-term, too much coffee will cause insomnia, nausea and hypertension. In the long-term, too much coffee will cause stomach problems, teeth staining, and high cholesterol.

As for the benefits, moderate consumption of coffee, (which means 1 to 4 cups a day), supplies your body with a wealth of antioxidants. These substances are (55)______ for eliminating free radicals(自由基). They are the chemical byproducts produced any time your body does something. A small number of them can help serve as a buffer against negative elements, but if they aren't kept in check, they can cause health problems. Antioxidants (56)______ that this doesn't happen.  

The psychological effects of caffeine cannot be (57)______ either. Not only does caffeine make you more (58)______, but it can actually affect your mood. If you were feeling (59)______ or overwhelmed, a nice cup of coffee could change your perspective. The stack of work that seemed (60)______ before isn't even a problem now.

(61)______, caffeine helps stimulate creativity as it speeds up the body's functioning. That's why coffee is often (62)______ with writers and other intellectual professions. Other drugs (63)______ to make people dumber. Consider what happens when people get high off of crack or when they get drunk off of alcohol. They won't be functional at all. But with coffee, an individual gets a creative boost while still helping their bodies.

In conclusion, don't feel bad when you're brewing your morning cup of coffee. (64)_______ a can of soda or a shot of alcohol, coffee will make you feel wonderful while keeping you healthy. Just remember, you do have to consume the beverage (65)______.

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