英 语 2020.11
例：How much is the shirt?
A.￡19.15.B. ￡9.15.C. ￡9.18.
1. Why is the woman in Texas?
A. For work. B. For fun. C. For study.
2. How much did the woman pay for her skirt?
A. $50. B. $35. C. $15.
3. What are the speakers talking about?
A. What gift to buy. B. Where to buy a gift. C. Whether to buy a gift.
4. Where are the speakers now?
A. At the airport. B. At a garage. C. In the restaurant.
5. What does the woman think of the film?
A. Exciting.B. Terrifying.C. Amusing.
6. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A painting. B. A photo. C. A house.
7. Where did the man find the thing?
A. In an art gallery. B. At a studio. C. At a hospital.
8. What did the woman do at the camp?
A. She studied film-making.
B. She wrote for a magazine.
C. She learned poster design.
9. Why did the woman spend her holiday there?
A. To visit her brother.
B. To try something different.
C. To work in the movie industry.
10. What does the woman suggest the man do about the marketing report?
A. Call Ronald’s boss.
B. Have a date with Ronald.
C. Collect information online.
11. What report has the man finished?
A. The marketing report.B. The financial report.C. The Jackson report.
12. When does the conversation take place?
A. On Tuesday. B. On Wednesday.C. On Thursday.
13. When was the man’s company founded?
A. Five years ago.B. Three years ago.C. Two years ago.
14. What does the woman imply about her company?
A. They offer the lowest price.
B. They have grown very fast.
C. They design very popular ads.
15. What does the woman give the man?
A. Contact information.B. Some designs.C. A contract.
16. What’s the man’s attitude at last?
A. He is impatient. B. He is interested.C. He is doubtful.
17. Where was Isabel Allende born?
A. In Chile.B. In America. C. In Venezuela.
18. What inspired Isabel to write The House of the Spirits?
A. The political change.B. Her working experience.C. Her family history.
19. What does Isabel say about writing?
A. It is a need to live a different life.
B. It is a desire to invent something.
C. It is an effort to solve puzzles of life.
20. Why should people repeat Isabel’s advice?
A. To build close bonds with her.
B. To better understand her desire.
C. To enjoy more of their own stories.
I was given a voice. That’s what people said about me. I trained my voice, because it would be a shame to waste such a gift. I pictured this voice as a greenhouse plant and made sure it was provided with the right temperature, the right amount of water. I relieved its fears. I told it not to tremble. I nursed it, I trained it, and I watched it climb up inside my neck. My voice bloomed. People said I had grown into my voice. Invitations to perform flooded over us. All the best places wanted us. I was sought after, or rather my voice was. We went everywhere together and gave performances. Bouquets（花束）were thrown to it. Money was presented to it. Men fell on their knees before it. Applause flew around it.
Then my voice began to shrivel. People said my voice would bloom only for a certain term, finally it would drop off, and gone with it would be all the fame and wealth. I have noticed it so far. Fear has entered me since my voice has used up most of my life. I’ve given it all my love. But my voice is still as greedy as ever. It wants more, more and more, more of everything it has had so far.
Now it’s evening: the bright lights come on, and excitement quickens in the streets. We sit in this hotel room. Soon it will be time for us to go out. We have to attend a grand occasion, the two of us, chained together as always. I have to put on its favourite dress, its favourite necklace and wind a fur around it. Then I have to go out, shining like ice, my voice attached to my throat like an invisible vampire（吸血鬼）.
21. Why did the author compare her voice to a greenhouse plant? A. To introduce her way to grow a plant. B. To stress her hard efforts to train her voice. C. To express her determination to show her gift. D. To indicate her strong desire to improve her skill.
22. What does the underlined word “shrivel” in paragraph 3 mean?
A. go upB. die away
C. grow more pleasantD. become less attractive
23. What can we infer from the last paragraph of the text?
A. The author totally ruined her fame.
B. The author gradually lost her freedom.
C. The author eventually accepted her voice.
D. The author greatly enjoyed her performances.
People have raised more than $40,000 to support a Starbucks employee who was shown in a Facebook post refusing to serve a customer who didn’t have a mask on.
It all started when Facebook user Amber Gilles posted a photo of a Starbucks employee, later identified as Lenin Smith, and said that he “didn’t serve me because I was not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for the police and bring a medical certificate.”
“We want everyone to feel welcome in our stores. We respectfully request that customers should follow social distancing and safety rules recommended by public health officials, including wearing a facial mask when visiting our stores,” a Starbucks spokesperson said. Shortly after Gilles’ post went up, a GoFundMe was founded for Lenin. “We are raising money for Lenin for his honorable effort standing his ground when faced with trouble,” Matt Cowan, who started the raising wrote. When the fundraiser hit $10,000, Lenin sent in a video to the post thanking donors for their support.
“I just wanted to say thank you for all the love and support and what everyone is doing, it’s an honor to see all this happen,” he said while fittingly wearing a mask. “But I just wanted to remind everyone to be kind to one another, and to love each other, and always remember to wear a mask.”
Gilles told NBC, the local media, that she never threatened Lenin, but that she “called him out on his actions.” She said she does not believe masks are effective. What annoyed her was that she has even received death threats for such an incident. She is threatening to charge the GoFundMe creator for his deeds.
24. What did Gilles want to show through her post?
A. The demand of social distance. B. Starbucks’ special request.
C. The need of medical certificates. D. Lenin’s unfriendly service.
25. What do we know about Lenin?
A. He gained support from GoFundMe.
B. He received death threats from Gilles.
C. He didn’t follow safety rules of public health.
D. He didn’t receive money for standing his ground.
26. In which section of a newspaper may this text appear?
A. Business. B. Life.C. Politics.D. Entertainment
In Central America, sea turtle eggs are a popular cuisine dish. The eggs are hugely and secretly harvested onto tables, leaving the sea turtles listed as threatened. Yet we simply do not have the ability to continuously guard large beaches. Scientist Kim Williams was thinking hard when she had an “aha” moment: How about placing a fake（假的）egg containing a GPS tracker.
That’s how the special eggs come in. To build them, Williams and colleagues used a 3D printer. Then, they fixed in the smallest GPS tracking devices. As mother turtles laid their eggs under cover of night, the researchers slipped a single spy egg into each nest. Once they are covered in sand from the real ones, “it’s very difficult to tell the difference,” says Williams.
Of the 101 spy eggs, 25 were taken away while six of them were quickly discovered and left on the beach. The team received tracking data with the farthest egg travelling 137 kilometers inland and stopping at a local supermarket. The spy egg sent its final signal the next day from a personal house, suggesting that the research team had tracked the eggs all the way. The researchers stress that the tracker is not a way to catch local thieves, many of whom are living in poverty（贫穷）, but rather a tool to better understand how the deal goes.
Still, stopping stealing is not as simple as handing the tracking data over to the police. Across Central America, trade in sea turtle eggs can be legally ambiguous. In Costa Rica, for example, it is illegal to steal and sell sea turtle eggs but buying them is not a crime. It is not black and white. Meanwhile, local support is in need, above all. “It, but not tracking with eggs, is the real meat and potatoes of conservation.” says Williams.
27. What is the major threat to the existence of sea turtles?
A. Unsafe GPS trackers.B. Unguarded Sea Beaches.
C. The popular dishes of sea turtles.D. The overhunt of turtle eggs.
28. How does Williams explain her study in paragraph 2?
A. By listing scientific data. B. By making a comparison.
C. By clarifying the process.D. By using an expert’s words.
29. The researchers tracked so many spy eggs to _________.
A. test the GPS trackers
B. catch the egg thieves
C. look into the whole deal of turtle eggs
D. learn about the current situation of sea turtles
30. Which of the following is the best title for the text?
A. Spy Eggs Save Endangered Sea Turtles
B. Sea Turtles Draw International Concern
C. GPS Trackers Improve Tracking Accuracy
D. Central America Need Wildlife Protection
You guessed it. It’s my graduation day tomorrow. It all comes crowding in. 31 . I’ve learned more, cried more, and grown more than ever before. When I began high school, I quickly began to believe that I would not graduate from that school. The sleepless nights and graceless professors showed me that I may have gotten myself into something that I was not equipped to handle.
Looking back, it’s saddening how little confidence I had in myself. I didn’t think I could last at this school for three years when I knew it would continue to get harder.
32 Things didn’t get easier but they sure got more manageable. I learned how to balance deadlines with a personal life, and soon enough I was halfway finished. I kept working, one day at a time, and by the time I knew it I was moving from the right to the left.
As endless as I felt high school had been, it was over before I realized. I now have two diplomas to show for my work. 33 Honestly, it doesn’t feel real yet. I’m excited to be finished and beyond thrilled to join the “real world”.
High school taught me that I am capable（有能力的）of more than I once thought. It has showed me that nothing is as bad as it seems. 34 Graduation has given me the confidence I never knew I had and I could not be more grateful.
To all of my friends that have yet to experience the joy of graduating from high school, hang in there and it will be over before you think. 35
A. However, I kept at it.
B. I couldn’t be prouder of it.
C. It has also proven that I can adapt and overcome.
D. I still treasure the friendship I formed there today.
E. My concern shifted to where I will go to continue my study.
F. Just make memories and learn because there’s nothing else like it.
G. These past three years were possibly the most difficult and yet rewarding.
第三部分 语言运用（共两节, 满分45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, 并在答题纸上将该项涂黑。
A woman was walking along the beach on a damp day, lost in thought. Suddenly she was
36 back to reality by a sound of someone shouting. It was from a man, just visible through the 37 . His arms wide, he shouted, “Come, blessings!” He took a 38 in one direction and then another, shouting constantly, “Come, blessings, come!”
The woman stopped, 39 the scene. Here was a man, she thought, calling blessings into his life 40 and eagerly. It was such a pure, direct spiritual call for something he 41 . She started walking toward the man, hoping to speak to him and express her 42 to him for the inspiration she had got from his calling. As she walked, the wind continued to 43 his voice. “Come, blessings! Come, blessings, come!” She started to speak the simple yet 44 words along with him, feeling 45 inspired each time.
Just then, a big floppy-eared（耳朵松软的）dog suddenly jumped toward the man from the mist with 46 . The woman now was 47 enough to hear him crying to the dog, “Blessings! There you are! I thought I had 48 you!”
At first the woman felt 49 for making such a ridiculous mistake. She 50 a dog named Blessings for a wonderful moment of communication with God. But 51 she continued her walk, she smiled contentedly. She had received the inspiration to ask clearly and plainly for the 52 and other blessings she longed for. It was 53 , even if the bearer of the message had four legs and a tail.
Perhaps, she thought, it was not a 54 that the man had named his dog Blessings. And perhaps the dog had not been lost 55 .
How do you call blessings like hope and peace into your life?
36. A. forcedB. movedC. broughtD. transformed
37. A. rainB. mistC. darknessD. sunshine
38. A. glanceB. riskC. sighD. step
39. A. adapting toB. calling upC. dealing withD. thinking about
40. A. angrilyB. bitterlyC. loudlyD. gently
41. A. desiredB. forgotC. selectedD. ordered
42. A. doubtB. loveC. regretD. thanks
43. A. changeB. carryC. clearD. collect
44. A. familiarB. popularC. powerful D. stressful
45. A. directlyB. secretlyC. occasionallyD. increasingly
46. A. joyB. anxietyC. courageD. sorrow
47. A. cautiousB. close C. coolD. clever
48. A. foundB. leftC. hurtD. lost
49. A. goodB. rightC. sillyD. wrong
50. A. confused B. exchangedC. savedD. trained
51. A. ifB. as C. beforeD. though
52. A. answerB. challengeC. goodnessD. truth
53. A. completeB. strange C. falseD. real
54. A. burden B. coincidence C. joke D. disadvantage
55. A. at allB. after allC. for everD. as ever
第三部分 语言运用（共两节, 满分45分）
Do you have a library in your classroom? If you consider a classroom library 56 a cozy and welcoming space where students can read quietly or browse（浏览）through a rich
57 (collect) of texts, you are only partly correct. They are, in the broadest sense, the backbone of many classroom 58 (activity).
Generally a classroom library 59 (equip) with books and other media materials to support students’ daily learning. This provides a place for teachers to teach and children to learn. An effectively 60 (design) classroom library also helps students locate books
61 (easy) and gives them room to enjoy themselves.
Further, an in-class library offers a setting for students to read aloud and have a discussion, 62 (provide) a perfect opportunity for the teacher to give 63 informal assessment of each student’s reading.
The classroom library is a gathering place 64 students and teachers can express their lives as readers. Here, reading is 65 exciting and fascinating that students can’t wait to get to it.
Maria was practicing with her soccer mates in a tiny school yard. They were all from River Edge Rockers, a soccer team of their community. Suddenly, the ball flew into a deep hole at the edge of the yard. It was the third time that they had lost their ball this month. Without the ball Maria had to wave goodbye to her mates and went home, depressed. “If only there were a regulation soccer field!” she thought.
That evening, seeing her low spirits, her father asked, “What was the matter, dear?”
“I was just thinking about playing in a brand new soccer field!” Maria answered.
Her father smiled and said, “Tomorrow, a Town Council meeting is to be held to discuss about the use of that vacant（空着的）lot next to the pet store, Home for Pets. Why not take this opportunity to convince them we need a better field?”
The next day, with the company of her father, Maria and her teammates went to the meeting hall. On their arrival they saw Councilwoman Jill and some citizens already there. They took their seats. After Jill announced the start of the discussion, Maria stood up and spoke first. “Up till now there is no soccer field in our community, which certainly affects our physical health. Our team currently have to practice in a tiny school yard, and only when it’s not already booked.”
Mrs. Lorries, owner of the pet store, commented, “I couldn’t agree more. Kids do need such a field.” The Rockers applauded excitedly and the other citizens all agreed it would be a way out.
“A soccer field would be a good use for that lot with overgrown weeds and some large rocks, but to build such one would need a small sum of money and maybe you even need to do all the work on your own.” Councilwoman Jill smiled, “Can you manage it?”
Thinking for a while, Maria nodded with a determined look on her face, “The Rockers can do it! We will turn it into a soccer field.” The teammates all cheered.
The following day, the team got together to share ideas for raising money. ___________
A week later, the team gathered at the lot, carrying tools purchased with their earnings._