沧州市七校联盟高三年级 2020～2021 学年上学期期中考试英语试题注意事项：1.答卷前，考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡上。2.回答选择题时，选出每小题答案后，用铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标号涂黑。如需改动，用橡皮擦干净后，再选涂其他答案标号。回答非选择题时，将答案写在答题卡上，写在本试卷上无效。3.考试结束后，将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。第一部分 听力(共两节，满分 30 分)做题时，先将答案标在试卷上，录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案转涂到答题卡上。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。例: How much is the shirt?A. ￡19.15. B. ￡9.18. C. ￡9. 15.答案是 C。1. What does Miss Jamison think Ted should do?A. Drive faster. B. Leave home earlier. C. Check the weather forecast.2. How often do the woman's parents call her?A. Twice a week. B. Twice a month. C. Once a month.3. Where will the man probably write his paper?A. At home. B. At the library. C. In a computer lab.4. Where does the conversation take place?A. At the gym. B. At a movie theater. C. At school.5. What is the conversation mainly about?A. Borrowing notes. B. Taking a math class. C. Visiting the amusement park.第二节(共 15 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分)听下面 5 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 三个选项中选出最佳选项。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，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。6. What is the woman looking for?A. A car repair shop. B. A shopping mall. C. An information office.7. What is the Totem Guide according to the man?A. A map. B. A magazine. C. A brochure听第 7 段材料，回答第 8、9 题。8. Why did the woman fail to see all of the collections at the museum?A. The museum is too large.B. Only the jade exhibit was open.C. She spent too much time on the jade exhibit.9. What did the woman like best?A. The primitive tools of Peking Man.B. The jade collection from the early period.C. The artistic works from the Qing Dynasty.听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。10. What might be the relationship between Lisa and Nancy?A. Sisters. B. Friends. C. Mother and daughter.11. What does Lisa plan to do on Saturday night?A. To see her parents. B. To look after Nancy. C. To hold another party.12. What present does the man want Lisa to bring?A. Nothing. B. Anything. C. Pizza.听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。13. What might the woman's job be?A. A diver. B. A lifeguard. C. A swimming instructor.14. Who called the ambulance?A. One of the students. B. The woman. C. The man's colleague.15. When did the ambulance arrive?A. Five minutes later. B. Ten minutes later. C. Twenty minutes later.16. How did the girl react when she awoke?A. She cried. B. She tried to comfort her parents. C. She wanted to go back in the pool.听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。17. How does the club end a season?A. With a travel. B. With a dinner. C. With a picnic.18. How many teams will the club have this year?A. 14. B. 9. C. 5.19. When do senior games start?A. At 8:30 a. m. B. At 2:00 p. M. C. At 2:30 p. M.20. What does the speaker mainly talk about?A. The Soccer Club's price.B. The Soccer Club's foundation.C. The Soccer Club's arrangements.第二部分 阅读(共两节，满分 50 分)第一节(共 15 小题；每小题 2.5 分，满分 37.5 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。AWelcome to Vietnam!Day 1: Get Close to Primates(灵长类)of Ninh BinhAfter breakfast, take the electric car to the Endangered Primates Rescue Centre, which focuses on the conservation of primates. You will have a chance to see how the staff feed them in semi-wild areas of primary forest, how they study the primates' behavior in semi-wild conditions and how they are prepared for full release of the primates into the wild.Day 2: Visit Halong BayA delicious lunch will be served as you slowly sail through Halong Bay. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994. Head to the Vung Vieng fishing village, and you can dive and row boats to explore the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants in mid-afternoon. In the evening, you will experience a Vietnamese cooking meal served in the main dining room. Evenings are beautiful on Halong Bay. Relax on board and take in the transformation of the bay.Day 3: Discover Hue the Authentic WayToday, you will get a taste of what real life is like in Hue. One of the city's most famous cooking experiences is the Royal Dinner. You will have a unique experience where you will have a descendant( 后裔 )of the last royal family of Vietnam cook for you in her own home. Spend time tasting the real dishes that were once served to royalty.Day 4: Walk to the Hang Tien CaveHang Tien is actually two huge caves, one of which is over 3 km long. The wonder lies in unusual rock formations, such as breathtaking rock formations that look like rice fields. On your way back, take a dip in the natural jungle swimming pool and have a coffee, a quick swim, before making your return journey.21. How can visitors spend a day with the primates?A. By feeding them. B. By watching them.C. By taking them for a drive. D. By releasing them into the wild.22. What can visitors do on both Day 2 and Day 4?A. Enjoy water sports. B. Taste local food.C. Explore huge caves. D. Visit a fishing village.23. On which day can visitors enjoy Vietnamese royal cuisine?A. Day 1. B. Day 2. C. Day 3. D. Day 4.BSaitoti Petro is trying to change his neighbors' ideas about lions. Petro lives in northern Tanzania, where people and lions have lived together for as long as anyone can remember. But that relationship is uneasy.Petro is one of more than 50 lion monitors in an area known as the Maasai Steppe. It is named after the Maasai people, who live there and work as herders feeding cattle. Each day, Petro walks around the area, helping herders protect their animals from lions. He and other monitors get support and training from a non-profit group called African People and Wildlife.Over the past 10 years, African People and Wildlife has helped more than 1, 000 families build secure and modern fencing to protect their cattle. The fencing is partly made of chainlink fence and living trees. The method is experimental. However, the survival of lions and other large animals living in East Africa's grasslands may depend on it. The goal is to find a way in which people, their cattle and wild animals can use the land together.Across Africa, the population of lions has decreased by 40 percent over the past 20 years. That number comes from the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The group says that scientists are considering putting lions on the list of endangered animals.Lions can no longer be found on 94 percent of the land in Africa where they used to live. The biggest reason is that some grasslands have been replaced by farming and cities. It is the biggest risk to wildlife in Africa and around the world. But for lions, illegal hunting and killing are also great threats.Petro's father said, "Now I love to see lions, but not too close to their homes." He also supports his son's effort to educate neighbors about avoiding conflicts with lions.24. How do the Maasai people mainly make a living?A. By killing cattle. B. By raising animals.C. By training lions. D. By hunting wildlife.25. What is the aim of African People and Wildlife?A. To let people and animals live in harmony. B. To make experiments on plants and animals.C. To help local families to build a metal fence. D. To create a safe living environment for lions.26. What's the main reason for the sharp decline in the African lion population?A. Water shortage. B. Illegal killing. C. Animal trade. D. Habitat loss.27. What can be the best title for the text?A. Protect Animals from Extinction B. Protect Personal Safety and RightsC. Encourage People to Love Wild Animals D. Prevent Conflicts between I ions and PeopleCNashville, Tennessee is already known to many Americans as Music City, which is famous for country music in the United States and is home to many recording companies. But recently, music recorded for video games, television shows and movies has earned Nashville a new name: Soundtrack(原声音乐)City.The city is known for very good studio musicians. They work mostly on recordings rather than live performances. Musicians in Nashville have helped to make the soundtracks for some of the most popular video games in the US. These include "Madden", "FIFA", "Call of Duty" and "Star Wars".Also, more production companies have been bringing their film and TV soundtrack recordings to Nashville, including Netflix, Sony and Focus Features. A program the state of Tennessee established last year gives financial support to companies for doing business in the city."Nashville has become one of the major places in the world to record for films, games and television," Steve Schnur told the Associated Press. He is president of music for Electronic Arts (EA), a video game company. In the past, Schnur worked for MTV and music production companies such as Arista. He also worked as a music supervisor on films before joining EA. For a long time, EA recorded soundtracks for their games with orchestras, or large groups of musicians, in Los Angeles, London and Eastern Europe. That changed about seven years ago when Schnur came to Nashville to record music for a game called "Dragon Age Inquisition"."I work with the musicians in Nashville now. They are both fast and skilled," Schnur added. This proved true even on complex songs written by well-known composers such as Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jeff Russo and John Debney. The music of video games is often very important to the gameplay in creating both emotion and attachment to the storyline. Kris Bowers is the remarkable composer behind the award-winning film "Green Book". He came to Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios and successfully recorded the soundtrack for "Madden NFL 20".28. What makes Nashville called Soundtrack City?A. The achievement in soundtrack. B. The increase in live music performance.C. The film production. D. The record of country music.29. Which of the following is a film and television production company?A. Ocean Way. B. Call of Duty. C. Netflix. D. EA.30. What does Schnur do now?A. He is a musician from Los Angeles.B. He is president of the Associated Press.C. He is a music supervisor on films in Arista.D. He is a leader recording music for video games in EA.31. Why does the author mention Kris Bowers in the last paragraph?A. To show the popularity of folk music. B. To attach importance to video games.C. To introduce his award-winning film. D. To stress Nashville's musical success.DIn 2015, researchers from Australia's Deakin University published one of the first studies measuring food's physical effect on the left hippocampus(海马体), a seahorse-shaped brain region crucial for memory, learning and decision making. It is also one of the first areas to shrink in people with dementia( 痴呆 ). 252 people filled out diet surveys and then underwent scans that measured their brains. Four years later, they returned for another scan.The study found that the left hippocampus was heftier in the healthy eaters than in the unhealthy ones, regardless of age, sex, weight, exercise habits or general health. The average difference was 203 square millimeters, nearly one third of a square inch. Sounds small, but that's room for a lot of extra brain cells. And strong new evidence showed that eating the right food and skipping the wrong stuff could help protect against declines in thinking and memory that lead to dementia."Plant-based diets may protect against memory decline and dementia," says lead researcher Claire McEvoy, RD. How is the power food working with your brain cells? Animal and test-tube experiments suggest that vitamins and fatty acids found in the plant food help new cells make copies of DNA when they divide and multiply. Meanwhile, the high-fat and the high-sugar processed food harms brain cells by leaving brain tissue damaged by free radicals (自由基). This may hold back brain plasticity, making the processed food an especially big threat for the developing brains of kids.While food emerges as an important brain protector, experts say brain supplements ( 补充剂 )aren't all that effective. These pills and capsules may contain many ingredients. But actually, studies show that they do not activate brain cells in a significantly positive way. "Let the buyer be aware of it," says David Hogan, MD, a specialist at Calgary University.32. What does the underlined word "heftier" in paragraph 2 mean?A. Darker. B. Larger. C. Smaller. D. Cleverer.33. What is paragraph 3 mainly about?A. The health benefits of plants. B. The effects of food on the brain.C. The key components of healthy diet. D. The harm of the processed food to the brain.34. What should buyers be aware of according to David Hogan?A. Food is an important protector of the brain.B. Pills and capsules contain many ingredients.C. Brain supplements don't really benefit the brain.D. Supplements affect the brain in a significant way.35. What can be concluded from the text?A. Eating smart can benefit our brain.B. The animal-based diet damages free radicals.C. The high-fat food is the direct cause of dementia.D. A balanced diet contributes to kids' learning ability.第二节(共 5 小题；每小题 2.5 分，满分 12.5 分)根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。A new study suggests whoever stays up late on school nights-whether it be due to homework, chatting online with friends or late sports practices-may experience more academic and emotional problems than their peers who are earlier to bed. 36 The university researchers of the new study showed that teens who were night owls(夜猫子)had lower exam scores and were also more likely to suffer from anxiety than those who go to bed earlier.Study researcher Allison Harvey, a psychologists at UC Berkeley, said, "This very important study adds to the already clear evidence that teens who went to bed later than 11:30 pm on school nights are at greater health risk." He added in a statement, " 37 "The Journal of Adolescent Health study included 2, 700 teens in grades 7 to 12 who were part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. 38 About 30 percent of the teens responded that they went to bed later than 11:30 pm on school nights and 1:30 am in the summer. 39 An association between going to bed late during the school year and having worse educational outcomes, as well as higher emotional stress is also found.The findings add to past research also suggesting an association between late nights and poorer academic performance among teens. 40 The researchers of the study, from Brown University, noted that this may be due to the fact that their body clocks are unable to properly readjust to a new routine on weekend, when they have to wake up so early during weekdays for school.A. These results need to be confirmed.B. Many adults are suffering from lack of sleep.C. Researchers inquired about their sleep habits.D. Researchers from the University of California conducted it.E. Helping teens go to bed earlier may be a key way to reduce risk.F. A connection was found between going to bed later and getting less sleep.G. One previous study showed teens who stayed up late during a week did worse at school.第三部分 语言运用(共两节，满分 30 分)第一节(共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分)阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的 A、B、C 和 D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。When I was in college, I got an internship(实习职位)at Marie Claire in New York. I moved to the city by myself and made some 41 by searching for "What to do by yourself in New York for a whole 42 ". When I was ready, I went to intern under a(n) 43 called Elana Zajdman. The other workmates told me on the first day that she might be 44 of you or disliked you because she was a hard one to 45 . So naturally, I took on the 46 of getting her to like me for the summer. But it 47 back more than I thought.Elana took me under her wing and gave me more 48 than I sometimes knew what I had to do with. She 49 for me to do everything as she was out of the 50 . For example, I had to 51 her to attend her market appointments, do her scheduling and assist in cover shoots. The rush I experienced that summer is 52 . After I experienced it, I would never forget it and I 53 knew about editing work, whether print or digital.My main tip is to intern at as many 54 places as possible. You often don't know what you want until you 55 different lifestyles and cultures in different places. An internship is a great impractical way to test out any job you're interested in.41. A. preparations B. adjustments C. remarks D. quotes42. A. morning B. year C. term D. summer43. A. headmaster B. professor C. editor D. agent44. A. afraid B. critical C. fond D. considerate45. A. define B. communicate C. refuse D. miss46. A. luck B. phenomenon C. invitation D. challenge47. A. took B. found C. paid D. hit48. A. warnings B. destinations C. excuses D. responsibilities49. A. left B. stood C. mistook D. arranged50. A. hotel B. fashion C. office D. college51. A. observe B. stop C. make D. replace52. A. impressive B. worthless C. casual D. terrible53. A. further B. little C. temporarily D. unfortunately54. A. biological B. similar C. new D. award55. A. describe B. improve C. experience D. publicize第二节(共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分)阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容(1 个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。I met up with a lovely Australian gentleman again on my walk this morning. 56 (actual), I see him almost every morning. When I first saw him 57 (month)ago, he walked by me quickly and didn't look at me at all. I know he is not good at Chinese and I figure that's why he might have been anxious about 58 (make) eye contact.I don't know any Australian so I would always just walk by with no contact as well. Then one day I stopped 59 (say) "Nihao" to him and smiled at him. He looked at me and with the 60 (big) smile I have ever seen, he shyly said, "Nihao!" He, 61 was polite and friendly, looked like a different person. We made contact! After that, when we 62 (run)into each other, we exchanged "Nihao".This morning I saw him just from a distance and I tried waving 63 him since we were too far away to say "Nihao". Well, he was so happy when he saw me waving and he walked up to me in excitement. I saw his bright smile. In 64 (break) Chinese, he asked me whether I could teach him Chinese and said that Chinese is indeed a beautiful language, broad and profound. I agreed. This surely made our happy morning and I bet he smiled all 65 way to the bus stop!第四部分 写作(共两节，满分 40 分)第一节(满分 15 分)上周五，你校举行了一次中国象棋比赛。请你为校英语报写一篇短文，介绍这次比赛，内容包括：1.参赛选手情况；2.比赛过程；3.个人感受。注意：1.写作词数应为 80 左右；2.请按如下格式在答题卡的相应位置作答。A Chinese Chess Match第二节(满分 25 分)阅读下面材料，根据其内容和所给段落开头语续写两段，使之构成一篇完整的短文。Willie Wilson would always live lite to the fullest. He was Mr. Popular at school, the star of his middle school basketball team, with dreams of going national team. At 13, his life changed. He couldn't see the words on the blackboard clearly in class. He couldn't read books without difficulty. Soon he hardly recognized his schoolmates in the halls.His parents took him to the eye doctor. Willie could still slam-dunk(扣篮)like no one else, so they thought there was nothing serious to worry about. Maybe he just needed glasses. But it kept getting worse. By 15, he was almost completely blind.Willie didn't handle the situation very well. He came home drunk and picked fights at school with anyone who dared to make fun of his blindness. "I was trying to show everyone that there was nothing wrong with me, ”he says. "To prove that I was still the same 'Thrill Willie Wilson'." That denial(拒绝)was blown away one Sunday when Willie heard news on TV. At 18, he gave his life to the Lord and read books in Braille(盲文), finding comfort in God's special love for those who are weak. He went to college and was a changed man.His progress was stopped, though. He started to lose his hearing in the same way he had lost his eyesight. By 21, he was blind and deaf. He dropped out of school, stopped education and moved back home with his parents. This time, the doctors were able to tell the cause of his symptoms-a brain tumor(肿瘤).Willie's world became doctors' appointments, hospitals and surgeries. His spare time was spent recalling in his childhood bedroom. His friends disappeared. He challenged himself to learn American Sign Language so he could communicate with others by feeling their hands. His parents and relatives found signing difficult, though. Instead, they drew letters into his hand. Willie grew frustrated by the lack of meaningful conversation.注意：1.续写词数应为 150 左右；2.请按如下格式在答题卡的相应位置作答。His grandfather Willie Wilson, Sr., encouraged him not to lose hope.However, an organization specially designed for the disabilities helped him regain his confidence and live a positive life.