福建省福州市第八中学2016届高三上学期第一次质量检测考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

福州八中 2015—2016 学年高三毕业班第一次质量检查 英语试题
考试时间:120 分钟 2015.8.29 第一卷 (计分 100 分) 第一部分 听力(共两节,满分 30 分) 第一节(共 5 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。 1. Where are the speakers? A. At a café . B. At a shop. C. At home. 试卷满分:150 分

2. How does the man feel about the final exam now? A. Worried. B. Confident. C. Proud.

3. What advice did the doctor give to the man? A. Eat more. 4. What is the man going to do? A. Have dinner with Henry. B. Reserve a hotel for the woman. C. Travel to New York. 5. What is the weather like? A. Sunny. B. Rainy. C. Cloudy. B. Exercise regularly. C. Go on a healthy diet.

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,并标在试卷的相应位置。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 does the woman ask for? A. The way to a park. 7. Where is the sign? A. Around the corner. B. Behind a tree. C. Beside a car. B. The exit of a theatre. C. The parking place.

听第 7 段材料,回答第 8 至 9 题。 8. What do the speakers think of the new training programme? A. It‘s full of useful ideas. B. It‘s not as good as the old one. C. It‘s better than their previous one. 9.Why were some trainees dissatisfied? A. There were too many ideas. B. The training was too theoretical. C. The training programme was not enjoyable. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 10 至 12 题。 10 When should the man arrive at latest? A. At 10:00. B. At 9:30. C. At 9:00.

11. What do we know about the race? A. It is on the 22nd of July. B. It is held on the Palace Pier. C. It helps to collect money for a school. 12. What is unsuitable to wear for the race? A. Jeans. B. Shorts. C. T-shirts.

听第 9 段材料,回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A. Receptionist and guest. 14. What transportation is free? A. Boats. B. Taxies. C. Buses. B. Guide and tourist. C. Manager and worker.

15. Where will the man get off if he takes the bus? A. At Tower Hill Underground Station.

B. At London Bridge. C. At Tower Bridge. 16. What does the man say about the river taxi? A. It runs to a timetable all day. B. It passes some places of interest. C. It takes about half an hour to get to London Bridge. 听第 10 段材料,回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Where is the town of Swanton? A. Near the sea. B. By a lake. C. On a hill.

18. What does Jack like most about living in Swanton? A. There‘re chances to climb nearby. B. There‘s plenty of activity in the town. C. There‘s interesting wildlife near the town. 19. What can we learn from the conversation? A. Swanton is an important tourist city. B. There is plenty of entertainment in Swanton. C. There is a well-known music festival in Swanton. 20. Why is Jack unhappy about the environment of Swanton? A. The water in the river is dirty. B. There are few wild birds around today. C. The trees in Swanton woods are not healthy. 第二部分 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。 A It's time for your family to relax and have fun! The following family adventures have links for you to get more information. Take the Rides of Your Life Visit Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, to seek thrills "Even though it's located off the beaten track, experts regularly praise Cedar Point as the best overall theme park of the country," says U.S.

News & World Report. The park calls itself the roller coaster capital of the world, and with 16 to choose from, it's hard to argue. It's open daily from May 10 through Labor Day; weekends only from Labor Day through November 2. Tickets start at $ 48.99 per person if purchased online. http://www.cedarpoint,com. Wander Free on a Dude farm Dust off your cowboy boots and ready your cowboy hats for a visit to this Rocky Mountains paradise. Located in Augusta, Montana, "The farm has everything an aspiring cowboy or girl could long for," says Sunset magazine, including hiking trails, fishing trips, campfires with sing-alongs, and, of course, horseback rides. The large farm operates from June through September; kids-only and adults-only programs are available. Total cost starts at $ 1,360 per adult, $ 1,276 per teen, and $ 1,168 per child. http://www.triplejranch.com. Dig for Dinosaurs Most kids (and adults)love dinosaurs, and to make their wildest dreams come true, head to Fruita, Colorado. The Museum of Western Colorado offers Dino Digs for children ages five and older. You can choose from one-, three-, and five-day expeditions. "Imagine how your child will feel when she helps unearth the fossilized (化石) bones of ancient species," says Outside magazine. It lasts from May to October. Digs start at $ 125 per person. http://www.museumofwesternco.com Surf Sand Dunes Swap your snowboard for a sand-board, and head to Sand Master Park in Florence, Oregon. Real Simple recommends learning the basics at this private dune park, "which offers board rentals and lessons - often taught by world-champion sand boarders." Then you 'can hit the "slopes" to test your skills.From March to June, and September to November. Rentals for a sand-board start at $ 10 per day; lessons start at $ 45 an hour per person. http:/'www. Sandmasterpark.com. 21.What is special about Cedar Point? A. You can visit Cedar Point on weekends.

B. It has 16 roller coasters for you to choose from. C. You can help unearth the fossilized bones of dinosaurs. D. It offers lessons taught by world-champion sand boarders. 22. If you have a 3-day holiday in April, which of the following may interest you most? A. Take the Rides of Your Life C. Dig for Dinosaurs 23. Where will you probably find this passage? A. A science fiction. C. A travel magazine. B My 16-year-old son, Anton, had gone to the local swimming hole.Most of the kids swim there, and there are plenty of rocks for them to use as safe harbors, so I had no fears for his safety. Still, the firefighter's first words "You need to come up here to the Stillwater River" made me catch my breath, and his follow-up words gave me relief: ― Your son is OK.‖ When I got to the river, I immediately saw the fire truck, ambulance and Anton, wrapped with a towel about his shoulders, sitting quietly on a low platform of the fire engine. I hurried over to him. "You OK?"I asked. ―Yeah," was all he said.But my eyes begged for an explanation. I didn't get it from my son, however, who tends to play his cards close to his vest. The story was this: A woman was being swept under water. Hearing the cries, Anton and his friend Tyler, without hesitation, swam out to her, and brought her safely to shore. In an age in which the word "hero" is broadcast with abandon and seemingly applied to anyone who make it through the day, I realized the real thing in my son.The teens are stubborn and self-centred, but that didn't mean they have no desire to do good. Still shocked by my son's daring, I drove him home.Along the way, I tried to dig out some more information from him - but he had precious little to say.The only words he said were, ―What's for supper?" I spent some time alone that evening, thinking about the tragedy that might have been. The next morning, when Anton got up, I half wanted him to tell me the story.But all he did was toast B. An adventure storybook. D. A theme park advertisement. B. Wander Free on a Dude farm D. Surf Sand Dunes

some bread, pull himself together, and head for the door to start a new day. Watching from the window, I was reminded that still water often runs deep. 24. Why did the mother allow her son to swim there? A. He was an excellent swimmer. C. He was old enough to swim. B. The water of the river is shallow. D.The rocks can be of help if there's danger.

25. The underlined part "who tends to play his cards close to his vest" probably means _________ A. Anton is a boy fond of swimming with other kids B. Anton is unwilling to tell others what he thinks C. Anton always has a desire to help others D. Anton seldom changes his mind 26. In the mother's eyes, what her son did was__________ A. dangerous but interesting C. unexpected and courageous 27. What might be the best title for the passage? A. My Son, My Hero C. A Good Deed B. Anton, A Silent Boy D.A Proud Mother C The bed should be reserved as a place for sleep, but people tend to read an iPad a lot in bed before they go to sleep. Charles Czeisler, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues got a small group of people for an experiment. For five days in a row, the people read either a paper book or an iPad for four hours before sleep. Their sleep patterns were monitored all night. Before and after each trial period, the people took hourly blood tests to paint a day-long picture of just how much melatonin (褪黑激素) was in their blood at any given time. When subjects read on the iPad as compared to the paper books, they reported feeling less sleepy at night and less active the following morning. People also took longer to fall asleep on the iPad nights, and the blood tests showed that their melatonin secretion (分泌) was delayed by an hour and a half. The researchers conclude in today's journal article that given the rise of e-readers and the increasingly widespread use of e-things among children and adolescents, more research into the B. meaningful but difficult D. awful and absurd

long-term consequences of these devices on health and safety is urgently needed. Czeisler and colleagues go on, in the research paper, to note: “Reading an iPad in bed may increase cancer risk.” However, software has been developed that can reduce some of the blue light from the screens of phones and computers according to time of day, and there are also glasses that are made to filter (过滤) short wavelengths. While they seem like a logical solution for the nighttime tech users, it needs more research. 28. In Charles Czeislers experiment, all the subjects were asked to______. A. sit in a row and receive the strict tests B. have their sleep patterns observed all night C. read a paper book and an iPad at the same time D. have their blood tested per hour during the trial 29. The third paragraph tells us the iPad readers were likely to____________. A. feel less sleepy and tired in the day B. fall asleep more easily after reading C. become less energetic the next morning D. have a lot more melatonin secretion 30. The special software recently developed can______. A. remove the blue light from your devices completely B. help prevent eyes being harmed by short wavelength C. weaken the harm done by doing nighttime e-reading D. be used in all the e-things widely and safely 31. Which of the following can be the best title for the text? A. No e-reading in bed before sleep C. Wrong behaviors before bedtime D A bargain is something offered at a low and advantageous price. A more recent definition is: a bargain is a dirty trick to force money out of the pockets of silly and innocent people. The cost of producing a new - for example - toothpaste would make 80p the proper price for it, so we will market it at ? 1.20. It is not a bad toothpaste, and as people like to try new things it will B. New software for night e-readers D. No games on iPad in bed

sell well to start with; but the attraction of novelty soon fades, so sales will fall. When that happens we will reduce the price to ? 1.15. And we will turn it into a bargain by printing 5p OFF all over it. Sometimes it is not 5p OFF but 1p OFF. What breathtaking rudeness to advertise 1p OFF your soap or washing powder or whatever! Even the poorest old-age pensioner ought to regard this as an insult(侮辱), but he doesn‘t. A bargain must not be missed. People say one has to have washing powder (or whatever) and one might as well buy it a penny cheaper. The real danger starts when unnecessary things become ?bargains‘. Many people just cannot resist bargains. Provided they think they are getting a bargain they will buy clothes they will never wear or furniture they have no space for. Once I heard of a man who bought an electric saw as a bargain and cut off two of his fingers the next day. But he had no regrets: the saw had been truly cheap. Quite a few people actually believe that they make money on such bargains. A lady once told me: ―I‘ve had a lucky day today. I bought a dress for ? 120, reduced from ? 400; and I bought a beautiful Persian carpet for ?600, reduced from ?900.‖ It will never occur to her that she has actually wasted ? 720. She feels as though she had made ? 580. She also feels, I am sure, that if she had more time for shopping, she could make a living out of it. Some people buy in large quantities because it is cheaper. Once a couple bought enough sugar for their lifetime and the lifetime of their children and grandchildren. They thought it a bargain not to be missed. When the sugar arrived they didn‘t know where to store it – until they realized that their toilet was a very spacious one. So that was where they piled up their sugar. Not only did their guests feel rather strange whenever they were offered sugar to put into their coffee, but the toilet became extremely sticky. To offer bargains is a commercial trick to make the poor poorer. When greedy fools fall for this trick, it serves them right. 32. Which word best describes the language style of the passage? A. Polite. B. Foolish. C. Humorous. D. Serious.

33. What does the underlined word ―novelty‖ in Paragraph 2 probably mean? A. Good quality. B. Low price. C. Newness. D. Curiosity.

34. How does the author feel about 1p OFF a product?

A. It‘s a gift for poor people. C. It‘s a bargain worth trying.

B. It‘s an offense to shoppers. D. It‘s a real reduction in price.

35. Which statement will the author probably agree with? A. Bargains are things people don‘t really need. B. Bargains are often real cheap products. C. Bargains help people make a living. D. Bargains play tricks on people. 第二节 (共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 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。 How to Build Your Own Website Sixty years ago, people asked about your astrological (星座) sign. 36 These days, having

a web address is almost as important as a street address. Your website is an electronic meeting place for your family, friends and millions of people around the world. Best of all, you may not have to spend a cent. The web is filled with all kinds of free services and all it takes is some time and creativity. 37 Like the table of contents of a book or magazine, the home page is the front door. Your

site can have one or more pages, depending on how you design it. While web pages vary greatly in their design and content, most use a traditional magazine layout (编排). 38 Next comes a greeting and a short description of the site. Pictures, texts; and

links to other websites follow. Before you start building your site, do some planning. Think about whom the site is for and what you want to say. 39

Draw a rough layout on a sheet of paper. While there are no rules you have to follow, there are a few things to keep in mind: ◆ 40 If you aim too high at the beginning, you may never get the site off the ground. You

can always add something new to your site. ◆Less is better. Most people don‘t like to read a lot of texts online. Break it into small pieces. ◆Smaller is better. Since it takes a long time to download large picture files, keep the file sizes small.

Now it‘s time to roll up your sleeves and start building. Learning the net communities helps provide tools to help you build your site. A. Start simply. B. A personal website is not usual today. C. Nowadays, they want to know your website. D. Pay attention to the contents of your website. E. At the top of the page is a banner (横幅) GRAPHIC. F. Next, gather up the material you want to put on the site. G. Think of your home page as the starting point of your website. 第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第一节 完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分) My grandfather went to high school in the 1920s. While in school, he became drama program, acting in different kinds of productions. He 42 teacher. My father went to high school in the 1960s. Like his 43 before him, he acted in high 44 . I 41 in the

in touch with his drama

school. He, too, stayed in touch with his drama teacher for the rest of the teacher's graduated in 1997. When Hoover, my drama teacher, was like she was ending her life photos from each year she forever 48 . Her nickname for our group of Drama Club was "the Throwaway Kids". 49 45

in Alaska, I didn't want her to feel

46 , so I sent her many packages, including Drama Club yearbook 47 there in order that she could see the students whose lives she

, no? She

described us as that 50 we were nonconformists (不墨守成规者) that other teachers didn't 51 __ know what to do with. She simply needed. We have all become 53 members of society: reporters, lawyers, and singers, soldiers, 54__ 52__ us for who we are, and that was exactly what we

doctors and, you guessed it, teachers. Every member of my family is a teacher. This year the 73rd year we have taught in Alaska altogether. 55 me, teaching the course is only one important part of the classroom just before the final bell

56 job. As I returned to my

57 on the last day of school in May, I thought how the most

emotional part of the experience will not be seeing the recent Christmas. That was how the

58 return to say "hello" at

59 of keeping in touch with our teachers our whole life long 60 a lifetime. C. anxious C. kept C. mother C. space C. acting C. anxious C. ordered C. scolded C. Shocking C. but C. obviously C. disliked C. confirming C. covers C. To C. entire C. broke C. adults C. custom C. takes 第 II 卷 (计分:50 分) D. attractive D. shared D. father D. season D. playing D. alone D. noticed D. affected D. Encouraging D. although D. basically D. demanded D. connecting D. deals D. By D. casual D. rolled D. graduates D. behavior D. pulls

began in my family. Honestly, learning 41. A. famous 42. A. lost 43. A. teacher 44. A. life 45. A. dying 46.A. poor 47. A. taught 48. A. protected 49. A. Interesting 50. A. because 51. A. purely 52. A. entertained 53. A. consuming 54. A. fills . 55. A. After 56. A. natural 57. A. fell 58. A. classmates 59. A. tradition 60. A. wastes B. active B. provided B. classmate B. job B. singing B. angry B. constructed B. developed B. Exciting B. if B. exactly B. accepted B. contributing B. marks B. With B. simple B. rang B. soldiers B. culture B. puts

第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第二节 (共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 15 分) 阅读下面短文,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。 Last weekend our school held a sports meeting. 1 (Realize) it was our last high school

sports meeting, we decided to make it an unforgettable experience for all of us.

We first attended the opening parade, for (prepare). 4

2

our class had made a lot of

3

our excitement, our parade performance was a great success. After the parade, 5 (vary) events such as running, high jump and 6 (do) before, their performances were very 8 7

the games started. My classmates attended long jump. Due to the hard training they

(impress). On the stand, my classmates applauded and cheered for the athletes, some their cameras to capture the exciting moments. Finally, the result 9

(raise)

( announce). It was

amazing that our class won the second place. Our efforts paid off! Cup in hand, we took a picture together. I believe this sports meeting will remain a precious memory for all of us by. 第四部分写作(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节 短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌系的以下作文。文中 共有 10 处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加:在缺词处加一个漏词符号(∧) ,并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。 修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意:1.每处错误及修改均仅限一词; 2.只允许修改 10 处,多者(从第 11 处起)不计分。 Dear Editor, I'm sorry to occupy your precious time, and I really want to tell you anything about the problem of some people keeping too many pets nowadays. I take a problem more and more seriously for the following reasons. First of all, as it is known to people, pets make so much noise that it troubled residents a lot. What's more, it is widely accepted that animal waste pollutes the environment, where makes people quite uncomfortable. Many owners like taking their pets to public place where they may frighten children or even bite people. The mostly important is that pets can spread some diseases and this has attracted much attention. Take all these factors into consideration, I sincerely hope that I can get help from you and expect the media do something for this. Yours Truly, 10 time goes

Wang Lin 第二节 书面表达 (满分 25 分) 假定你是李华,一直热心于公益活动。你在校园看到学生会招聘志愿者的海报,打算 参加。请根据海报上的信息,用英语写一封申请信。

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注意: 1. 词数 120 左右; 2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯; 3. 短文中不能出现与本人相关的信息。 Dear Miss Liu, ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Yours Sincerely, Li Hua

福州八中 2015—2016 学年高三毕业班第一次质量检查 英语试卷参考答案及评分标准 第一卷 听力1-5. CBCAA 阅读 21-23 BDC 完形 41-45 BCDAA 6-10. CBCBB 11-15 CAACA 24-27 DBCA 16-20 BAABB 36-40 CGEFA

28-31 BCCA 32-35 CCBD

46-50 DADCA

51-55 BBBBC 56-60 CBDAC 第二卷

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2.which

3. preparations 8. raising

4. To 5.various 10. as

7. impressive

9.was announced

第二节 短文改错 Dear Editor, I'm sorry to occupy your precious time, and I really want to tell you anything about but something

the problem of some people keeping too many pets nowadays. I take a problem more and the more seriously for the following reasons. First of all, as it is known to people, pets make so much noise that it troubled residents a lot. What's more, it is widely accepted that animal troubles waste pollutes the environment, where makes people quite uncomfortable. Many owners which like taking their pets to public place where they may frighten children or even bite people. places The mostly important is that pets can spread some diseases and this has attracted much most attention. Take all these factors into consideration, I sincerely hope that I can get help from Taking you and expect the media ∧do something for this. to Yours Truly,

Wang Lin 写作: Writing sample:

听力材料 (Text 1) W: Do you know where the CD player is? M: Yes, I saw it in the kitchen, next to the coffee maker. (Text 2) W: The final exam will be held soon. Have you made good preparation? M: Sure. I reviewed all the lessons I‘ve learned this term. W: Are you sure you can do well this year? M: I‘m 100 percent certain. (Text 3) W: What did the doctor say? M: He said I have been eating too much. He asked me to clean up my diet by cutting out red meat. W: Yes, and you also need more exercise. (Text 4) M: Bye, darling. Have a good trip to New York. W: Thanks. I‘ll ring you as soon as I arrive at the hotel. M: Fine. Remember I‘m eating out with Henry tonight. W: Well, if you‘re out when I ring, I‘ll leave a message on the answerphone. (Text 5) W: Jack, hurry up, or we‘ll miss the train.

M: Just a minute. I can‘t find my umbrella. Do you know where it is? W: I have no idea. But you won‘t need it. It‘s a lovely day. Just look at the sky. M: Alright. Let‘s go then. (Text 6) M: Sorry, I wonder if you would mind moving your car? You‘re blocking the emergency exit for the theatre. W: I‘m sorry. I must have missed the sign. M:
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Could you suggest a place to park?

The sign is here, just behind the tree. If you go around the corner there‘s lots of parking by

the side of the building. W: Thanks, I‘ll move my car right away but (Text 7) W: So, now that you‘ve seen it, what do you think of the new training package? M: Well, W:
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you really should cut back those branches.

it‘s certainly better than the old one.

That‘s true, but what did you get from the trainees?

M: It‘s hard to say. They all seemed to enjoy the training programme, but had mixed feelings about how useful it was.


Some of them felt it lacked enough practical value while others said

they‘d be able to make use of the ideas immediately. (Text 8) W: Scope Charity Office, how can I help you? M: Oh, hello. Could I ask some more information about the Dragon Boat Race you ask people to take part in? W: Of course. 高三英语第一次质量检查试卷答案 第2页 共4页 M: When and where is it being held? W: On the 2nd of July at the Brighton Marina. It‘s a couple of miles past the Palace Pier. M: And what time does the race start? W: Well,


the first heat begins at 10:00 a.m., but you need to register half an hour before that.

M: Right. And the race is to help raise money for a school? W: It is. We‘re asking every team member to try and raise $35. M: Good. What do you advise people to wear? W: Well, most people wear a T-shirt, shorts and trainers. I certainly wouldn‘t recommend that you

wear jeans or leather shoes. M: OK. Thanks. (Text 9) M: Good morning. Can I help you? W: Yes. Which is the best way of getting into the centre of London? M: Well, we offer a free bus in the hotel, which leaves every 20 minutes during the rush hour, or the river taxi service to London Bridge. W: When is the rush hour? M: It‘s between 7 and 9 in the morning and 5 and 7 in the evening. W: And how long does it take? M: The bus takes about 15 minutes, depending on the traffic. W: Which way does it go? M: Here, I‘ll show you on the map. From the hotel it goes along the river bank and then on to Brunel Road. It crosses the river at Tower Bridge and then stops just after Tower Bridge at Tower Hill Underground Station. W: What about the river taxi? M: Yes, it‘s a half hourly service during the rush hour and after that it runs to a timetable. It takes about 15 minutes. It‘s a really nice trip. You go across to Canary Wharf Pier first, then you go along the river, under Tower Bridge and you stop just before London Bridge. It costs ? 1.80 each way. W: OK. Thanks. (Text 10) W:Oh, what a wonderful view! I‘m here with Jack Williams, who‘s telling me about his home town of Swanton. M: Yes, the top of this hill is the best place to see the area. Swanton is on the coast — you can see the harbor from here — but in fact the town is built along the river Dean. This river comes from a lake in the mountains, over there in the distance, then flows down to the flat land below us where the town is built. W: What do you like most about living here? M: About Swanton? Oh, it‘s an important industrial town and a port, so there‘s lots of activity.

And there‘s a forest behind the town with interesting wildlife. But the most exciting thing for me is the mountains. I go climbing whenever I get the chance. W: What about entertainment? M: A big centre was built last year to encourage the arts — very modern. It‘s got a cinema, a 高三英语第一次质量检查试卷答案 第3 页 共 4 页 done so well lately. A theatre and an art gallery. And there‘s football. The local team hasn‘t few years ago we nearly won the Cup. And our area is famous for music — not in Swanton itself, but there‘s a well-known music festival in the next town. W: But there are problems with the environment. M: We‘re working on that. The river was a great place for fish, but the water got so polluted by the factories that most of the fish disappeared. Well, we‘ve cleaned the river up now, and the fish are starting to come back. But I‘m unhappy about Swanton woods. The trees are quite healthy, but if you look, there are no birds there, and that‘s because pollution has reduced the number of insects.


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