國立台南二中 108 學年度上學期高二第二次段考英文科試題一、英文聽力測驗 (10%)
I. Pictures 看圖辨義
Listen to the questions. Then choose the best answer according to each picture.
II. Best Response 最佳回應句
Choose the best response to each question or statement.
___3. A. I agree. It’s an environmental issue.
B. I agree. Your determination is really important.
C. I agree. Carrots and broccoli are delicious.
D. I agree. You need to try as many dishes as possible.
___4. A. Not immediately, but skin renews itself.
B. Yes, a good sunscreen prevents sunburn.
C. No, this tanning bed is completely safe.
D. No, I can’t predict which areas need help.
III. Short Conversations 簡短會話
Listen to the conversations. Then answer the questions.
___5. A. He wants to drive his new car to Taichung.
B. He left at first light without breakfast.
C. He left at two a.m. and will eat later on.
D. He wants to spend some time alone.
___6. A. Pleased that it’s very clean inside and out.
B. Unsure of how to find everything inside.
C. Shocked at how small it can become.
D. Surprised it has so many pockets.
___7. A. Helped Mary sort her stuff.
B. Relaxed after some hard work.
C. Hurt his foot moving things.
D. Hurt his arm lifting suitcases.
IV. Short Talk 短文
Listen to the talk. Then choose the best answer to each question.
___8. What kinds of animals will be available to adopt?
A. Animals that are covered in hair or fur.
B. Animals that can only be found in the wild.
C. Every kind of animal that you can think of.
D. Animals that live in or out of water.
___9. What kind of animal do they have two of?
A. They have two parrots.
B They have two mice.
C. They have two cats.
D. They have two snakes.
___10.What did the people at the shelter find by the road?
A. A group of dogs that were hurting people.
B. A group of baby dogs from the same mom.
C. A group of ducks that have lost their mother.
D. A group of male ducks covered in oil.
According to popular belief, the reason why the Boston Red Sox had never won the World Series until 2004 was because of the “Curse.” In 1920, Babe Ruth was traded by the Red Sox to the Yankees. It was said that Babe Ruth was angry about this trade and put a curse 11 the Red Sox. Strangely, the Red Sox never won the World Series Championship from that year on, and this “bad luck” lasted for more than eighty years. As a result, the team and its fans blamed the bad luck 12 this curse.
Over the years, it seemed that the curse had kept the Red Sox 13 winning the World Series. 14 , many baseball fans believed that the curse would last forever if it was not broken in 2004. 15 , the Red Sox and most of the team’s fans refused to give in to the curse. 16 , they waited patiently for eighty-six years until the team finally won the World Series. The wait, in the end, proved 17 .
11. (A) in (B) on (C) at (D) by
12. (A) in (B) for (C) on (D) from
13. (A) by (B) after (C) from (D) in
14. (A) At most (B) So far
(C) On the other hand (D) Worst of all
15. (A) Besides (B) However (C) In fact (D) In other words 16. (A) Instead (B) Generally (C) What’s more (D) At first
17. (A) to worth it (B) to be worth it
(C) it worth (D) being worth it
What do you do when you try to contact a friend you have lost touch with? In the past people had difficulty 18 this problem. Asking mutual friends for help seemed to be the only thing to do. However, it 19 too much time and effort. Today this is no longer a problem. 20 you have to do is provide a picture of your friend with his or her background information on the Internet. Online communities play an important role in making this happen. People who 21 online communities are called netizens.
They make friends on the Internet 22 they also download and upload files. 23 the virtual world that they find it hard to walk away from their computers. These netizens’
“footprints,” which are the information they have left online, become the source of human flesh search engines. These search engines enable users to find out anyone or anything that interests them. For instance, one man mistreated a dog and chained it to a fire hydrant.
Treated with 24 , this poor dog suffered great pain while the man laughed at it.
Recorded and uploaded, this 17-second video stirred up anger online. In only 18 hours, the man’s information was collected and he was identified. He 25 for his behavior and promised such things would never happen again. Though netizens make every effort to publicize bad guys on the Net, they should be careful. They should use the Internet to make this world a better place instead of a worse one.
18. (A) solved (B) to solve (C) solution (D) solving
19.(A) spent (B) cost (C) took (D) made 20.(A) What (B) That (C) Whether (D) Where 21.(A) make great contribution to (B) are deeply involving in
(C) are deeply involved in (D) have great impact on
22.(A) when (B) where (C) what (D) how
23.(A) Such addicted they are to (B) So much do they indulge in (C) Addicted as they are to (D) So addictive are they to 24.(A) cruelty (B) cruelly (C) cruel (D) so cruel 25 (A) ended up to apologize (B) turned out to apologize
(C) ended up to apology (D) ended up apologizing
Carbon is one of the basic building blocks of the universe. And graphite is a crystal 26 from it. This dark gray mineral, which we are so 27 , is widely used in pencil “lead.” However, 28 form of carbon that we also know so well is diamond.
Now, you may wonder if it is possible that hard diamond and soft graphite are actually made of the same thing. Yes, indeed. Their difference 29 the way that the carbon atoms bond. The carbon atoms in the former have very strong bonds, 30 those in the latter are loosely packed. That’s why one of the hardest substances known to man and an easy material to write with are actually of the same element. Sharing the same chemical composition, diamond and graphite have totally different structures and thus totally different physical properties.
26. (A) formed (B) forming (C) is formed (D) to be forming 27. (A) familiar to (B) free of (C) familiar with (D) free from 28. (A) other (B) another (C) the other (D) the others 29. (A) consists of (B) lies in (C) persists in (D) lies behind 30. (A) however (B) therefore (C) as (D) while
There are two ways to handle negative feelings. The first step is to take responsibility. Take anger for example. More often than not, you blame your anger on others’ actions. But the truth is, 31 people provoke you, you are the one that chooses how to respond. It is up to you to 32 the actions of others. It is also your decision to make whether to 33 how you feel. So, learn to be responsible for your own reaction. 34 , learn to accept the fact that you don’t have direct control over your feelings. For example, when you are sad, you can’t suddenly decide to be happy.
Instead, you have to change your thoughts and actions. Choosing to smile even if you don’t feel happy can create happy feelings. 35 concentrating on the good things in life. In a word, learn to deal with your emotions, so they won’t stop you from achieving great things in life.
31.(A) unless (B) since (C) although (D) until 32.(A) monitor (B) dread (C) interpret (D) transport 33.(A) polish up (B) act on (C) apply to (D) take over 34.(A) After all (B) In view of
(C) For the time being (D) On the other hand
35.(A) So is (B) So can (C) Neither will (D) Neither does
Increased social media use has been linked to a deteriorated mental health condition for some people in many studies. Here are some tips on protecting your mental health when using social media. First, limit when and where you use social media. Social media can 36 with in-person communications. Consider 37 your social media notifications off during meals with family and friends or important meetings at work. Also, pay attention to what you do and how you feel when you check out social media.
38 , be mindful of your social media usage. Do you check Twitter first in the morning because you need to be informed about breaking news or do you check Twitter out of anxiety? Does viewing your friends' vacation photos make you happy or envious? These questions can help you decide 39 checking your social media is what you want.
Last, narrow your online networks. 40 , you may accumulate online friends or organizations that are no longer relevant to you. It's wise to set aside some time to prune your "friends" and add some motivational or funny sites to your feed regularly. As you can see, we can still enjoy the benefits social media brings, but we have to make some changes in how we use social media.
36. (A) interfere (B) satisfy (C) delay (D) converse 37. (A) to turning (B) to turn (C) turning (D) turn
38. (A) After all (B) In other words (C) Above all (D) On the one hand 39. (A) in spite of (B) whether (C) whatever (D) regardless of
40. (A) Over time (B) On average (C) At ease (D) To date II. 文意選填(10%，每題一分)
A.popularity B. implemented C. agencies D. inspecting
E. vibes AB. sewage AC. declaring
Located approximately 315 kilometers south of Manila, Boracay is the Philippines' top tourism hotspot. Its pristine waters and white sand beaches welcome two million visitors every year. But Boracay's 41 caused serious environmental damage. Raw 42 was repeatedly reported flowing from hotels and restaurants straight into the ocean. After 43 the situation, in April 2018, President Duterte closed Boracay to tourists. He ordered a six-month cleanup, and he asked government 44 and the locals to work together to solve this shocking waste treatment problem. Now, Boracay is reopen to the public, with new rules 45 . Hopefully, holidaymakers will return to enjoy what this resort island has to offer.
A. pressing B. submit C. sustainability D. refine E. whose AB. cheer on AC. split into
To encourage high school students to think critically about the critical issues of our times, Alberto Carvalho created the Superintendent’s Innovation Challenge. The competition rules of the challenge are as follows: high school juniors and seniors must work in pairs and 46 a 20-page paper that states the issue and offer a potential solution. Twenty teams 47 three categories － environmental, health and social － are selected as finalists to compete in the judging competition. Finalists will participate in a half-day workshop and receive coaching to 48 their presentations. Judges will evaluate the teams with a rubric that factors in the project’s possibility, 49 and impact. Tiebreakers will be given to teams who have solutions to the most 50 problems.
Alberto Carvalho believes that people can get inspiration from young students. The competition may become a new tradition for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
(A)horizons (B)reflection (C)murmured (D)bacteria (E)echo (AB)atmosphere (AC)germs (AD)scenery (AE)phenomenon (BC)volcano 51. When I spoke inside the cave, I herad my voice repeat because there was a very loud
52. If you don’t clean your toilet regularly, it will be full of ____.
53. Travel can broaden your _____ and make you more open- minded.
54. Some scientists say that climate change is just a natural ____.
55. As the sun goes down, its will be shining in warm colors on the surface of the water.
56. When the giant ______ explodes, the area will be filled with lava.
57. The priest got down on his knees and _____ a quiet prayer.
58. The tense ____ in the meeting made everyone want to end it quickly.
59. The yogurt drink contains healthy ____ for our stomach
60. The ____ around the lake was so beautiful that I still remember it now.
IV.篇章結構(10%，每題 2 分)
If you are prone to daydreaming about fabulous tropical paradises, there are many online sources to fuel your travel fantasies. Nothing says “vacation” like a trip to a tropical island. When you have blue waters, white sandy beaches, palm trees and salty breezes, it makes for a perfect holiday destination. In April 2019, my wife and I had the chance to visit just such a place. Boracay, an island in the Philippines, has made many “top ten” or
“world’s best” travel lists many years in a row. 1
In April 2018, the president of the Philippines closed the island of Boracay to tourists. The massive popularity of the island had become a massive problem. Videos of raw sewage seeping into the ocean started appearing on the internet. After inspecting the situation, President Duterte declared the island a “cesspool.” 2 . During that time, the government and locals had to work together to solve the problems that contributed to
the shocking environmental damage.
Given Boracay’s recent challenges, we weren’t sure what to expect on our visit.
3 . Reviewers not only talked about problems with trash, but also about crowds and a party vibe that made enjoying the beach difficult. To fix that, the government has performed new rules.
There is now a limit to the number of daily visitors and the activities allowed on the main beach. There were crowds during our trip, but the beach itself didn’t feel overcrowded. The main beach, aptly named White Beach, is postcard perfect. Before, it was filled with vendors selling tours and other services. They are no longer allowed on White Beach. 4 . But if you want a tour, good food or a cold beverage, there are a lot of options lining the beachfront.
Our experience with the “new” Boracay was unforgettable. We went diving, did some island-hopping and ate delicious food. 5 .
(A) In fact, many things, such as drinking alcohol, dining services and smoking, are no longer allowed on the beach.
(B) Whatever may have happened in the past, we think that the new rules will help keep the island a great destination for years to come.
(C) Reviews from before the closing seemed skeptical about Boracay’s place as a top destination.
(D) But as we started planning our tropical island vacation, we discovered that there was trouble in paradise.
(E) He ordered a six month cleanup to reverse the damage resulting from the impact of mass tourism.
1.Jonathan always shows a lot of p___ce when facing any difficulties. He never gives up easily.
2.Unable to bear such h ing comments, Bob walked away in anger. He thought these are extreme misunderstanding and unbearable accusation.
3.The rich man is constantly h___ted by the thought that his children would murder him for his money.
4.Jennifer has not taken a shower for several days since there has been a serious water s___e.
5.The magazine f___es the new James Bond movie on the front page and that really attracts lots of readers to subscribe it.
6.This is the chance of a lifetime. If you don’t s___e it now, you’ll regret forever.
7.After the police found some clues at the scene of the murder. The i___n of the murderer became much easier.
8.Water is of c___l importance to all living things on Earth. No creature on our planet can live without it.
9.The whole election was s___sed by both parties and other members from the government to make sure no one cheated in the election process.
10.The scientist is c___ting an experiment on the mice in order to test the new medicine.
11.I don’t think Ms. Wang gave us a s___t amount of time to complete the assignment. She asked us to get it done in one night.
12.The Oscar- winning actress’s a___t in the TV interview that she had married an elementary school teacher shocked all of her fans.
II. 片語填充(20%，每格 1 分)
The doctor advised that the princess 1 2 her life somewhere in the countryside.
Determination and courage (l) 3 4 the businessperson’s success.
Hugo wants to become a police officer who can 5 bad guys 6 7 .
Ethan broke his leg in a car accident, so he had no choice but to 8 9 of the dance performance.
雖然 Brian 努力嘗試，但是他的女朋友還是決定和他分手。
10 11 Brian had tried, his girlfriend still decided to break up with him.
Being 12 13 14 explosion, the burning gas station is a big threat to its neighborhood.
15 16 17 , the presidential candidate managed to win the election.
If you want to win the championship, you cannot 18 19 20 your rivals easily.
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I. 文意字彙(12%，每題1分) 1
announcement II. 片語填充(20%，每格1分)
8 drop 9
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III. 整句翻譯(8%) 1.(4%)
So fast(rapidly)/ are polar bears dying /that they could(may/might) become extinct /within decades.
If we want to save them/, we should take immediate action/ to deal with the situation /before it gets worse.