2013-2014 学年第二学期初三期中考试 英 语 试 卷
本试卷分第一卷（选择题）和第二卷（非选择题）两部分。考试时间为 100 分钟。试卷 满分为 90 分。 注意事项： 1．答卷前，考生务必用 0.5 毫米黑色墨水签字笔将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在答题卡 的相应位置上；并认真核对条形码上的姓名、准考证号是否与本人的相符合。 2．答选择题必须用 2B 铅笔将答题卡
上对应题目的选项涂黑，如需改动，用橡皮擦干净 后，再选涂其它答案，答案不能答在试卷上。 3．答非选择题必须用 0.5 毫米黑色墨水签字笔作答，写在答题卡各题目指定区域内相应 位置上；如需改动，先划掉原来的答案，然后再写上新的答案；不准使用铅笔和涂改液。不 按以上要求作答的答案无效。 4．考生必须保持答题卡的整洁，考试结束后，将试卷和答题卡一并交回。 第 Ι 卷（客观题 共 50 分） 一、单项填空 在 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 （本大题共 14 分，每小题 1 分） （ ）1. ---Put ______ waste bag into the dustbin, please. ---It’s not______ waste bag. It’s my shopping bag. A. a; / （ B. a; the C. the; a D. the; / ）2. _________ viewers watching “Man From Stars” is 370 million in China and _______ of the news on TV is about it. A. The number of; four-fifth C. A number of; fourth-fifths （ （ （ （ A. mustn't A. little A. fall down taste. A. all （ B. either C. nothing D. none ）7. The shop in Baolong Square ________ for six years, but I ________ there so far. A. has opened; haven’t gone C. has been open; haven’t gone （ completely sure. A. though （ B. if C. until D. as ）9. I’m surprised that Steven is only 32. I thought he was_____, for he seems to be in his 第 1页 共 8 页 B. has been open; haven’t been D. has opened; haven’t been B. can't B. a little B. calm down B. The number of; four-fifths D.A number of; fourths-fifth C. won't C. few C. look down D. needn't D. a few D. come down
）3. It_______ be the postman at the door. It's only six o'clock in the morning. ）4. It’s good for the fish to put _________ water plants in the tank to keep the water clean. ）5. She kept screaming all throughout the night. I tried to make her________, but failed. ） 6.My classmate recommended me a great number of science fictions, but_______ was to my
）8. I think this kind of mobile phone will be fashionable this year, ________ I’m not
forties. A. old （ A. What a; such a C. What a; such （ --- It _______be, but it_______ heavily. A. used to; has been polluted C. should; is being polluted （ ）12. ---Could you tell me _____________? --- In two months. A. how soon will Wuxi Subway be in use B. how long has Wuxi Subway been in service C. how soon Wuxi Subway will be in use D. how long Wuxi Subway has been in service （ ）13. ---I think _______ask Tim for some advice. ---_______. Last time when I turned to him, he refused to help. A. you'd rather; I think so C. you have to; I'd rather not （ --- ___________. A. I’ll take your advice. C. Congratulations! B. The same to you. D. Me too. B. you'd better; I'd rather not D. you'd better; I think so B. ought to; was polluted D. can; is polluted B.older C. young B. How; such a D. How; such D. younger ）10. _______ good suggestion! I haven't heard of _______wonderful advice for a long time.
）11. ---How's your trip around the Tai Lake? Is it beautiful?
）14. --- We’ll study in different schools next term. Enjoy your time in the new school!
二、完型填空 先通读下面的短文，掌握其大意，然后在每小题所给的四个选项中，选出可以 填入空白处的最佳选项。 （本大题共 10 分，每小题 1 分） Overhead bridges can be seen in many Parts of Singapore, in the places where traffic is very 15 and crossing the road is not safe. These bridges can help people cross roads the same way 17 zebra crossings. 18 convenient(方便的) because people have a zebra crossing, traffic is kept back. They are more efficient(效率高的), though 16 . Overhead bridges are used in very much
to climb up a lot of steps.This is inconvenient to the old. When people use an overhead bridge，they do not hold up traffic. But when they cross a busy road 19 This is moving at the same time. The government of Singapore has spent a lot of money 21 safety, people should be advised to use them a little difficult to climb up and road with all the moving traffic. these bridges. For their own 22 rushing across the road. Old people may find it 20 the government has built many overhead bridges to help people and keep traffic
23 the steps, but it is still much safer than walking across the
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Overhead bridges are very
. People, both old and young, should always use them. This
will stop accidents from happening. 15. A. easy 16. A. safely 17. A. from 18. A.more 19. A. using 20. A. why 21. A. protecting 22. A. full of 23. A. down 24. A. great B. heavy B. quietly B. to B. much B. to use B. what B. repairing B. fond of B. away from B. useful C. hurry C. fast C. across C. less C. used C. how C. building C. think of C. on C. beautiful D. free D. slowly D. as D. little D. with using D. where D. buying D. instead of D. towards D. especial
三、 阅读理解 阅读下面的短文， 然后根据短文内容， 在每小题所给的四个选项中选出最佳 选 项。 （本大题共 26 分，每小题 2 分） (A) These amazing animals prove that love lives on four legs. A little girl's lifeline Three-year-old Alida Knobloch and her 27kg golden dog, Mr. Gibbs, are almost together all the time. There is a special love between them. Alida, who suffered from serious lung (肺)disease when she was 10 months old, is unable to breathe on her own for about 45 minutes. So Mr. Gibbs has been with her everywhere, carrying 4.5kg of oxygen tanks for her. A pig that calms kids When Lois Brady, a famous doctor in America, visits special-needs students in San Francisco schools, she often brings along Buttercup, a black pig from Vietnam. The pig is very calm and friendly and has been trained to offer comfort (安慰) to patients as well. A Lion's big heart With paws the size of dinner plates, bright black eyes and a golden mane (鬃), Jupiter, a 13-year-old 250kg lion, was brought to the rescue (援救) center by Anna. In the past two years, Anna has developed a very close relationship with Jupiter. 25. The best title to explain the main idea of the text is “_________” A. Hero pets C. Kids' friends A. Alida →a lion C. Lois →a sick girl A. For about 45 minutes C. For over 3 years B. Small pets D Special visits B. Buttercup →a pig D.Jupiter →a doctor B. For about 10 months D. For over 2 years
26. Which of the following do you think is the right match(匹配)?_______
27. How long has Mr. Gibbs been with Alida?___________.
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(B) I bought a jasmine plant for my office. When I bought it, I was told it would bloom（开花） and the sweet smell would fill my office. I had the plant for two months, and every day I looked at it, but there weren't any flowers or pleasant smell. I was not happy, so I gave the plant to my friend Linda. One day, another friend Mary called and invited me to her office. When I walked in, her jasmine flowers surprised me. I reached out to touch the flowers. Mary cut some and gave them to me. I couldn't help smelling them. Surrounded by the sweet smell of only a handful of these flowers, I suddenly understood something. Mary bought her plant the same time I did. It took a year for her jasmine to bloom. I was so impatient for mine to bloom; regretfully, I gave it away. In a way my life is like the jasmine plant. I need to be patient and let things happen. Last Sunday Linda told me that she was going abroad the next week. Before she left, she returned the plant to me. This time I am going to wait. I have learned that when we want something in our life, we have to be patient. I am slowly learning to have that patience to wait for my jasmine to bloom. 28. Before she gave the jasmine away, the writer had it for ____________. A. one day A. unhappy B. one year B. peaceful C. two weeks C. hopeful D. two months D. surprised 29. When the writer saw Mary's jasmine, she felt____________ . 30. What has the writer learned from her experience? ____________ A. Patience is needed in life. C. Friendship is necessary for us. B. Flowers can make life better. D. Jasmine can be a wonderful plant. (C) Lu Xun is one of the greatest Chinese writers of the 20th century. Besides his famous stories, he also wrote many influential articles about the living conditions of Chinese people. Born in 1881 to a wealthy family, Lu Xun had a happy childhood. In 1893, however, his grandfather, a senior government official, was put into prison for taking money. At the same time, his father became seriously ill. From that time on, his family were no longer accepted by their relatives and friends. These early experiences greatly influenced his writing. By the time Lu Xun arrived in Nanjing to study at university in 1899, he already believed that Chinese society had to change and become modern. In 1902 he went to study in Japan. There, he began writing articles for several Chinese student magazines. He showed a gift for writing and translating and he even wrote several books, although none was popular. He returned to China in 1909 because he was in need of money. After working for several years as a teacher in Beijing, Lu Xun again returned to writing. In 1918, he wrote his famous short story Diary of a Madman. It was the first Chinese novel published using the everyday language that people spoke, which helped make it a great success. This, together with his novel The True Story of Ah Q (1921), made Lu Xun a leading Chinese writer. 第 4页 共 8 页
Although successful, Lu Xun still worried greatly about China’s future. In 1926, he moved to Shanghai and gave up writing stories in order to devote himself to what he calleed “pen warfare”. He now only wrote articles which called on the people to fight against the government. For this, the government stopped him from publishing any more books. He was forced to write his articles using false names. Since his death in 1936, Lu Xun’s importance and influence have grown. Today, many of his writings are included in school textbooks and his works are read by millions around the world. 31. The underlined word “This” (Paragraph 4) refers to __________ . A. the success of Diary of a Madman C. the first Chinese novel A. funny stories C. articles against the government B. the use of everyday language D. The True Story of Ah Q B. articles about himself D. stories about government officials
32. After moving to Shanghai, Lu Xun mainly wrote_________ .
33. In what order did these events take place in Lu Xun’s life? A. The government stopped him from publishing books. B. He wrote Diary of a Madman. C. His father became ill. D. He moved to Shanghai. e. His writings were put into textbooks. A. c-a-b-d-e B. c-b-d-a-e (D) Who would have thought that millions of people would buy a product having living insects? A businessman named Milton Levine did. He created the Uncle Milton Ant Farm more than half a century ago. Today, grandchildren of the first ant colony(群体) owners are watching ants working hard on the farm. Milton Levine was not trained in the study of insects, also known as entomology. But he knew a lot about ants, and he designed a charming way to share his knowledge. Mr Levine began his career as a maker of unusual toys after World War II. He got the idea for the future career from a business newsletter, which suggested that the best chances for jobs at the time were toys. He decided to make toys. He understood that American society was about to change. The large population increase known as the Baby Boom was beginning. There would be a large need for children’s toys. One day, he saw ants parading（游行） around a swimming pool. The sight made Mr Levine remember how much he had liked watching ants as a boy on his uncle’s farm. Those thoughts gave him the idea for the Uncle Milton Ant Farm. Milton Levine developed a small, green plastic container(容器). The top looked like a farm, showing a farmhouse, a barn, a bridge and a windmill(风车). Under those was a divider that divided the ants’ underground and above-ground areas. Under that was the sand where people could watch the ants digging ways. 第 5页 共 8 页 C. a-c-d-b-e D. a-d-b-c-e
The first Uncle Milton Ant Farms were an immediate success. They were sold in 1956. Two years later, two million of the educational toys had been sold. During his life, Mr Levine saw the sale of more than twenty million of his ant colonies. The Uncle Milton Ant Farm tells far more than how to care for the ants. For example, people receiving an Uncle Milton Ant Farm learn that the little insects are strong. Some can carry things fifty times heavier that they are. A writer remembers owning an Uncle Milton Ant Farm when he was about five years old and then he became very good at numbers by counting the ants. 34. which of the following words can best describe Milton Levine? A. Strong A. Roses B. Modest B. Butterflies C. Creative C. Tigers B. the Baby Boom D. a farmhouse D. Humorous D. Monkeys 35. ______ may be studied in the science of entomology. 36. Milton Levine got his idea from the following EXCEPT _________ . A. a business newsletter C. ants’ parading A. How to care for the ants. B. Ants are strong and hard-working. C. The Uncle Milton Ant Farm is more than a toy. D. The Uncle Milton Ant Farm is very popular. 第 II 卷（主观题 共 40 分） 四、词汇运用（本大题共 8 分，每小题 1 分） (A) 根据句意，在答题卡标有题号的横线上，写出括号内所给单词的适当形式。 38. I don’t believe the meals they cooked are as tasty as _______(we). 39. How ________ (surprise) it was that he went through the driving test! 40. It is ______ (use) to tell her the answer to the maths problem. If you really want to help her, you must tell her how to work it out. 41. Usually, wild animals do not attack ______ (human) unless they are disturbed. (B) 根据句意和汉语注释，在答题卡标有题号的横线上，写出单词的正确形式。 42. He had counted ________ (九十) sheep, but still couldn’t sleep. 43. You may _______ (积攒) your pocket money to buy a present for your mother . 44. Ice turns into water when the temperature is _______ (超过) 0℃. 45. These fingerprints are very important. Please keep them in a ______ (安全) place than usual. 五、 动词填空 用括号内所给动词的适当形式填空， 并将答案写在答题卡标有题号的横线上。 （本大题共 8 分，每小题 1 分） 46.All foods can make a person fat if too much _______ (eat). 47.The singers were told that the plane _______(not take) off until the snowstorm stopped. 48. _____ (make) sure that there are no mistakes, you must be more careful with your composition. 49. ---- Mum, My watch ________ (stop). -----It needs fixing and I will have it fixed this afternoon. 50. The fantastic works the famous writer devoted himself to ________ (show) in our city museum 第 6页 共 8 页
37. what is the main idea of the last paragraph?____________
last month. 51. We all know _______(give) brings more joy than receiving. 52. Steven is busy with his study these days. I suppose he _______ (prepare) for his coming exam. 53. ---Just a minute, Tom. Is this the note you need to hand in today? ---Oh , yes, Dad. I thought I _______( put ) everything in my school bag. Thank you. .六、完成句子 按所给的汉语，用英语完成下列句子，并将答案写在答题卡标有题号的横线 上。 （本大题共 9 分，每小题 1.5 分） 54.这种药止痛效果好。 This kind of pill _______________ the pain(疼痛). 55.专家建议人们必须在分享和炫耀之间保持平衡。 Experts advise people __________________ between sharing and __________. 56.事实上，英国人比美国人休假更少。 ___________, the British people_____________than the American. 57. 即使他工作不满意，但由于他太忙而无暇考虑变动。 Although he ___________his job, he was ______________ think of any change. 58.他宁愿遭受头痛也不愿意去医院。 He _________________________ than go to hospital. 59. 天气预报有没有报道如此潮湿的天气将持续多久 Does the weather report say ____________________. 七、短文填空 先通读下面的短文，然后根据短文内容和所给首字母，在空格内填入一个适当 的词， 使短文意思完整。 所填单词必须在答题卡 标有题号的横线上完整写出。 （本大题共 5 分， 每格 0.5 分） We have welcome the Year of the Horse following the a 60 of Spring Festival on Jan,31st, 2014. The horse has played an important role t 61 human history all over the world. Horses were .” 64 of chivalry(骑士精神). used for t 62 of years as a way of transport,but the horse was “more than just a v 63 In the Middle Ages in Western Societies, the horse was a s Nowadays, because of economic development, people are l 65 People in cities h 66 From some English idioms(俗语), you will understand the i 67
likely to see or ride horses. of the horse in history .For
experience horses except through movies or books..
example, people still say “hold your horses” to mean “slow down”. It’s interesting that the horse also appears in many Chinese idioms, such as “qianlima”, which means a talented person. Other Chinese horse idioms include “madaochenggong” which means s 68 that’s w 69 the Chinese idioms says“ An old horse never gets lost”. . Besides their physical strength, horses have powerful minds with”excellent memories”. Maybe
八、书面表达（本大题共 10 分）
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新学期开始，无锡新区的国际学校的学生社团又开始招募了。假设你是社团负责人，请 根据以下内容和提示要求写一篇英语短文，为新同学介绍下列社团的情况（包括名称、活动 内容及其目的） 。
注意： 1. 词数 80 左右（文章开头已给出，不计入词数）： 2. 第四个社团可以自拟话题，不少于 2 句。 3.不得透露学校、姓名等任何个人信息。否则不予评分。 Clubs are calling The new term is coming. For all our new students， I would like to introduce some of our clubs. ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
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