4.本卷主要考查内容：必修第二册Unit 5~必修第三册Unit 2。
Quebec City Summer Festival
When: July 4—14，2021
Where: Toronto, Quebec
300 shows, 10 places and 11 days of music make this festival one of Canada’s biggest music festivals. Every year, this festival attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City’s historic district for concerts by international superstars and top talents.
Center of Gravity
When: July 28—30, 2021
Where: Kelowna, British Columbia
Canada’s hottest beach festival is back! Now in its 10th year, the biggest and exciting festival to hit the Okanagan includes three days packed with extreme sports, sandy beaches, and some of the biggest DJ names in the world.
When: August 5—7, 2021
Where: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Future Forest is an outdoor camping festival with a focus on electronic music. The festival originated in 2012 as a fundraiser for a brilliant DJ, Jay Hamilton，who came down with cancer. Future Forest proudly shows the idea that there are no audience at the event but rather participants who in some way contribute to the overall experience.
1. What can people do in the Quebec City Summer Festival?
A. Do some extreme sports.
B. Play on the sandy beaches.
C. Enjoy the performances of superstars.
D. Learn more about Quebec City’s history.
2. What do Center of Gravity and Future Forest have in common?
A. They are held in the same month.
B. They date back to the same year.
C. They are festivals held on the beach.
D. They focus on the electronic music.
3. Where can the text be found?
A. In a history book. B. In a novel. C. In a dairy. D. In a newspaper.
Ian McKenna was in third grade when he learned that many kids at his Austin school weren’t getting enough to eat at home. He wanted to help, but local volunteer organizations turned him away, saying he was too young. So he decided to find his own solution. For years, he had been gardening with his mother, and they often sent their vegetables to the neighbors. “I’m good at gardening,” says McKenna, now 16. “Why not plant a garden at school, so that kids in need could take food home?”
McKenna persuaded his school to set aside space for a garden; then he asked the community for donations of seeds and equipment. Other students donated their time. Within months, McKenna’s garden was producing lettuces, tomatoes and cucumbers for students and their families. Now,seven years later, McKenna’s Giving Garden project has expanded to five area schools in addition to his own backyard garden. For most of his gardening activities, McKenna wears the same T-shirt in different colors, with his personal motto on it: BE A GOOD HUMAN. To him, that means helping in any way you can, no matter what your age.
“Even a smile might change someone’s life,” he says. “It lets them know that they are important. It can make their day.”
When COVID-19 hit the U. S., McKenna redoubled his efforts, cooking up to 100 meals to distribute (配送) to the hungry on the weekends. When social distancing meant that volunteers couldn’t work on community garden, he started offering online classes and a gardening hotline so families could grow at home. While gardening is his core focus, McKenna says he is always looking for new ways to help the hungry.
4. What caused Ian’s decision to help the kids in his own way?
A. Being rejected by volunteer groups. B. Being good at gardening.
C. His school’s support. D. His mother’s suggestions.
5. What do we know about the Giving Garden project?
A. It helps students only. B. It was started with many supports.
C. It is funded by schools. D. It earns great profits every year.
6. Which of the following can best describe Ian?
A. Well-educated. B. Honest. C. Boring. D. Caring.
7. What is the best title of the passage?
A. Ian McKenna, Growing a Food Project
B. Ian Mckenna, an Experienced Gardener
C. Giving Garden Project, a challenging Task
D. Giving Garden Project, a Universal Solution
Sometimes, when Mr. Ballmer and his 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, listen to rock music together and talk about pop culture, he remembers his more distant relationship with his parents when he was a teenager. “I would never have said to my mom, ‘Hey, the new Weezer album is really great. How do you like it?’ ” says Ballmer. “There was just a complete gap in taste.” Music was not the only gulf. From clothing and hairstyles to activities and expectations, earlier generations of parents and children often appeared to move in separate orbits (轨道).
Today, the generation gap has not disappeared, but it is getting narrow in many families. Conversations on subjects such as pop culture and sex would not have taken place a generation ago. Now they are comfortable and common. And parent-child activities, from shopping to sports, involve a feeling of trust and friendship that can continue into adulthood.
But family experts warn that the new equality can also result in less respect for parents. “There’s still a lot of strictness and authority on the part of parents out there but there is a change happening,” says Kerrie, a psychology professor at Lebanon Valley College. “In the middle of that change, there is a lot of confusion among parents.”
Family researchers offer a variety of reasons for these evolving roles and attitudes. They see the 1960s as a turning point. Great cultural changes led to more open communication and at more democratic (民主的) process that encourages everyone to have a say. “It’s not something easily accomplished by parents these days, because life is more difficult to understand or deal with, but sharing interests does make it more fun to be a parent now,” explains Mr. Ballmer.
8. What doesn’t the underlined word “gulf” means in the first paragraph?
A. difference. B. argument. C. balance. D. achievement.
9. What is the change in today’s parent-child relationship?
A. There is less parent-child activities.
B. There is more respect for parents from children.
C. There is a new equality between parents and children.
D. There is more strictness and authority on the part of parents.
10. Which word best describes Kerrie’s attitude to the change of the parent-child relationship?
A. Interested. B. Supportive. C. Indifferent. D. Concerned.
11. What is the purpose of the passage?
A. To describe the difficulties today’s parents have met with.
B. To discuss the development of the parent-child relationship.
C. To suggest the ways to handle the parent-child relationship.
D. To solve the problem of the parent-child relationship.
As a college student in Boston. I formed the habit of buying used books. I enjoy the hunt, the good price and the unrecognized treasures. I find old textbooks, ex-bestsellers, and books on subjects I’ve never heard of and now must learn all about. I don’t search for rare books or first editions but books that are worth reading.
Rereading, for me, is a pleasure during retirement. The theater and the concert hall become less appealing to me, along with crowds. Staying alone and reading books have become extremely important to me. Different books offer me insights (见解) and ways of expressing that stuck in my mind as the sand in an oyster (牡蛎) now shine like pearls. My taste in books improves with age.
While packing for a move, which occurs at intervals (间隔) of five to seven years, I clear my shelves and pick my books. I abandon a few, later regret my decisions, and look for them again. Several years ago, I got rid of books related to my job-architecture (建筑设计). Some were design guides, reference books and things that went out of date. Some were historical or centered on a period or an architect. These had given me many hours of pleasure. Will I ever open their covers again? Certainly.
This time, I threw out rolls and rolls of paper, and old drawings of projects completed long ago, some of which had even been damaged. I stay in a cottage that suits my status and I’ve moved on in spirit. No doubt I will acquire more used books and throw away more books as passions grow and fade, like feathers changing with seasons.
12. What does the author consider most important when choosing used books?
A. Their attractive covers. B. Their reasonable prices.
C. Their excellent contents. D. Their collection value.
13. What does the author realize as he grows older?
A. He has a small circle of friends. B. His attitude towards work changes.
C. His communication skills improve. D. He has a deeper understanding of life and books.
14. Why does the author mention books on architecture?
A. To explain his love for architecture.
B. To suggest we avoid making poor decisions.
C. To recommend some more architecture books.
D. To show some books are worth reading repeatedly.
15. What can we learn about the author from the last paragraph?
A. He will stop throwing away used books.
B. He likes updating his collection of used books.
C He is bad at using advanced drafting equipment.
D. He enjoys leading an active life in the countryside.
How to Treat Each Other Well
The following tips can help you enjoy a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Create a foundation of respect. Relationships can be fun and exciting early on. However, it is important to make sure that you and your partner are rooted in respect. ___16___ Struggle to treat each other with respect at all times, even when you are mad at each other. Your partner’s wishes, thoughts, and feelings have value. ___17___ Mutual(相互的) respect is an important part of making a healthy relationship work.
___18___ It’s easy to change from face-to-face time together to digital communication. Spending quality time together can help strengthen your relationship and increase the relation you and your partner feel together.
Appreciate each other. A healthy relationship should be one in which you and your partner feel appreciated. Often, relationships are built from many small things added one on top of the other. Find the things your partner does for you and say “thank you”. Instead of focusing on mistakes your partner makes, focus on the ways your partner adds to your life. ___19___
Give each other space. Avoid giving up your friends or making your partner give up friends. ___20___ In a similar way, don’t allow your partner to order whether or not you can see your family.
A. Spend quality time together.
B. Support your partner in keeping friendships.
C. Know that your relationship will likely change.
D. Act in ways that demand respect from your partner.
E. Communicate to your partner that you consider the way they feel.
F. When you notice something, speak out and show your appreciation.
G. It’s important to have friends and the emotional support they provide.
I went to the beach and noticed kids joyfully playing. Suddenly I noticed a girl ___21___ by herself. She built a little sandcastle with a ___22___ around it and was trying to fill the canal (沟渠) with water.
___23___, there was no container around to carry water. She would go to the waves, ___24___ her hands and then walk back to her little castle. Sadly not much of the water was ___25___ it to the channel. But she ___26___ trying. I wished I could help her out, but I didn’t have a container with me.
Later, I ___27___ that I had a bottle of water in my bag that I had completely forgotten about. I took it out and walked over to ___28___ it to her.
She was ___29___ at first. She shook her head shyly, saying no. I told her it would make getting the water much _______30_______. Finally she took it after I _______31_______. I walked off the beach. Looking back to see her _______32_______ over to the sea with a big smile, with a bottle in hand.
It was a tiny _______33_______. But in my heart, I know that when she notices that someone needs help, maybe, she would recall this _______34_______ by a stranger. And maybe that would make her more likely to _______35_______ and help create a little gentler world around her.
21. A. digging B. crying C. playing D. dancing
22. A. channel B. cross C. thread D. blanket
23. A. Finally B. Naturally C. Firstly D. Unfortunately
24. A. wash B. cup C. clap D. raise
25. A. making B. forgetting C. bringing D. weighing
26. A. risked B. kept C. regretted D. denied
27. A. admitted B. witnessed C. realized D. predicted
28. A. show B. lend C. introduce D. hand
29. A. scared B. confused C. satisfied D. embarrassed
30. A. faster B. clearer C. less D. cooler
31. A. survived B. complained C. whispered D. insisted
32. A. riding B. looking C. running D. bending
33. A. joke B. act C. conflict D. voice
34. A. kindness B. angle C. adventure D. journey
35 A. go away B. settle down C. jump in D. drop out
Curling is a team sport, which is played on ice. It is one of the interesting ____36____ (event) at the Winter Olympics. ____37____ (tradition) curling teams are made up of four players. It is played on a very long line of ____38____ (special) prepared ice called a Sheet. A sheet of curling ice is 45 metres long ____39____ five metres wide. At each end of the sheet there are two circles that look like target, known as houses. Each house ____40____ (consist) of four rings which help define which curling stones are closest ____41____ the centre. An average game of curling lasts up to three hours. Teams are given a set amount of Thinking Time ____42____ (depend) on the rules and number of ends. In the ten-end games, each team receives 38 minutes of thinking time. To play curling, a set of stones ____43____ (need). They are made of ____44____ special type of granite (花岗岩) and weigh almost 20 kilos each. Each curler has their own brush and a pair of special curling shoes to be able to slide with a stone during the game. ____45____ curling may be a “slow” sport, it’s still full of skill, suspense (悬念) and excitement!
Lily loved school. However, there was one class Lily worried about more than any other—art. She didn’t know why she just wasn’t any good at drawing, painting, or cutting.
Ms. Clay, the art teacher, stood at the front of the room. “Class, next Friday our school is going to have an art competition,” she announced. Ms. Clay was a great teacher, and Lily liked her a lot. But this announcement made Lily nervous. “Everyone in the school will create a piece of artwork to show in the library. You can use the different types of artwork we have been studying.” Ms. Clay was quite excited when she spoke while Lily found herself sinking lower in her chair.
Lily had the whole weekend to work on her project, but she could not think of anything to do. On Monday, Lily felt frightened, so after school Lily asked Ms. Clay if she could write an art paper instead of doing an art project.
“I understand this project scared you, Lily,” Ms. Clay said. “Just remember, you can create any kind of art you want.” Ms. Clay smiled at her. “Art is a person’s way of expressing his or her feelings—it isn’t always painting, drawing, or cutting. I know you will think of something very creative, and I can’t wait to see it.”
When Lily arrived home, she took out a piece of paper and a pencil. She remembered Ms. Clay’s words. “Art is a person’s way of expressing his or her feelings.” Lily wrote the word “terrified” on her paper. She crumpled (揉皱) the paper and threw it to the side of her desk.
Then Lily stared at the crumpled ball. Suddenly an idea struck her.
Why not create something out of crumpled paper?
On Friday, Lily carefully carried her project into the library.