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乌兰察布届高三英语上学期期中试题

内蒙古乌兰察布市2018届高三英语上学期期中试题

(分值120分,时间 100分钟)

注意事项:

1.答卷前,考生务必将自己的姓名、考号填写在答题卡上。

2. 将答案写在答题卡上。写在本试卷上无效。

3. 考试结束后,将答题卡交回。

第一部分阅读理解(共两节,满分40分)

第一节(共15小题;每小题2分,满分30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,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

A

Dear Sara,

As we drove off from Columbia,I wanted to write a letter to you to tell you all that is on my mind.First,I want to tell you how proud we are.Getting into Columbia College shows what a great well-rounded student you are.Your academic,artistic,and social skills have truly blossomed in the last few years.Whether it is getting the highest grade in mathematics,completing your elegant fashion design,successfully selling your painted running shoes,or becoming one of the top speakers in Model United Nations,you have become a talented and accomplished young woman.You should be as proud of yourself as we are.

College will be the most important years in your life.It is in college that you will truly discover what learning is about.This will be the period where you go from teacher-taught to master-inspired,after which you must become self-learner.So do take each subject seriously,and even if what you learn isn’t critical for your life,the skills of learning will be important to you forever.

Follow your passion in college.Take courses you think you will enjoy.Don’t be trapped in what others think or say.Do your best in classes,but don’t let pressure get

to you.Your mother and I have no expectations for your grades.If you graduate and learn something in your four years,we would feel happy.So please don’t give yourself pressure.

I told your mom I’m writing this letter,and asked what she wanted me to say.She thought and said:“Just ask her to take care of herself.”Please listen to your mother and take care of yourself.

So please treasure your college years,make the best of your free time,and become an independent thinker;learn and grow through your successes and challenges.Love,

Dad(& Mom)

1.Sara’performance in the last few years makes his parents ____________.A.annoyed B.proud C.upset D.concerned

2.What did Father mainly write about in Paragraph 2 ?

A.Learning skills. B.College courses.

C.Learning attitude. D.Ways of self-learning.

3.What do we know about Morn and Dad from the letter?

A.They expect too much of Sara.

B.They put lots of pressure on Sara.

C.They love their daughter very much.

D.They advise Sara to make more friends.

B

Winston Churchill is probably the most popular British prime minister ever. Having served as a soldier and politician, he is often considered among the greatest of Britons. While his heroic stand against the Nazis is well know, there are still a few facts about the popular politician that might surprise you.

His Cigars

The classic image of Winston Churchill includes a giant cigar stuck between his lips. Churchill developed his love of cigars as a young man, when he traveled to Cuba. For he rest of his life, he smoked eight or nine cigars every day. However, he almost

never took a puff(吸,抽), preferring to chew on the end until it went out, then relight it and start again. To prevent the cigar becoming soggy (湿软的), Churchill invented the “bellybando”, a strip of brown paper which could be glued around the end.

At any given time, Churchill had 3,000 to 4,000 cigars in his house, mostly his favorite Romeo & Juliet brand. On one occasion, the president of Cuba presented Churchill with 2,400 top-quality cigars, although his security team insisted one cigar from each box be sent off and tested for poison. Perhaps the story that best shows his love of cigars occurred during World War II, when he had a special oxygen mask designed so hat he could still smoke his cigar on a high-altitude flight.

His Black Dog

Throughout his life, Churchill probably suffered from depression, which he called his “black dog”. At times, his depression was so severe that he didn’t like standing close to a passing train or looking at the ocean from a ship because he feared that he would commit suicide.

When he was depressed, Churchill would almost spend a great deal of time in bed and lose his ability to concentrate. However, when not depressed, Churchill was full of energy, usually working and talking until the early hours of the morning. He often described how “all the colors come back into the picture”.

4. Why did Churchill’s security team insist on checking the cigars?

A. To test if they were safe for Churchill

B. To see if they were of the best quality

C. To make sure they were Churchill’s favorite

D. To guarantee they were not out of date

5. Which of the following best shows Churchill’s love of cigars?

A. He fell in love with cigars at a young age

B .He smoked many cigars every day

C. He invented the “bellybando”

D. He had an oxygen mask specially designed for smoking

6. What does the underlined sentence in the last paragraph mean?

A. Churchill became energetic again

B. Churchill remained depressed

C. Churchill drew colorful pictures

D. Churchill liked to talk about colors

7. What is probably the best title of the passage?

A. Achievements of Churchill

B. Anecdotes about Churchill

C. Personalities of Churchill

D. Hobbies of Churchill

C

If you’re ever reading a book or watching a movie and get the clear feeling that you’ve come across the story before-or even better, can predict exactly what’s going to happen next---there could be a good reason for that.

Researchers from the Computational Story Laboratory at the University of Vermont studied the complete text of some 1,737 fiction works available on Project Gutenberg, an online collection of more than 50,000 digital books in the public area. They discovered that English literature consist of just six kinds of emotional arcs(情感弧线)that make up nearly all of the most well-known stories. By analyzing the sentiment(情感)of language used in these texts, the researchers were able to show the emotional ups and downs for the stories as a whole. They discovered that negative words like “poverty”, “dead”, and “punishment” dragged the emotion down, while positive terms like “love”, “peace”, and “friend” brought it up.

According to the researchers, those six core emotional arcs are:

● “Rags to riches” (An ongoing emotional rise)

● “Tragedy, or riches to rags” (An ongoing emotional fall0

● “Man in a hole” (a fall followed by a rise)

● “Icarus” (A rise followed by a fall)

● “Cinderella” (Rise-fall-rise)

● “Oedipus” (Fall-rise-fall)

Interestingly, based on download statistics from Project Gutenberg, the researchers say the most popular stories are ones that use more complex emotional arcs, with the Cinderella and Oedipus arcs registering the most downloads. Also popular are works that combine these core arcs together in new ways within one story, such as two “Man in a hole” arcs stuck together, or the “Cinderella” are coupled