2013-2014 年 八年级下册英语竞赛试卷
总分 80 分 时间 90 分
一、单项选择（共 15 分，每小题 1 分） ( ) 11. It is not my mother’s sweater, __________ sweater is black. B. He C. His D. Her
A. She (
) 12. My teacher ___________ to Hainan by plane in three days. A. will go B. goes C. went D. go
) 13. Darning doesn’t ________ his homework after supper. He watches TV. A. does B. do C. / D. doing
) 14. — What are you going to do this afternoon, Jack?
— I am going to play ____________ football. A. a ( B. the C. / D. an
) 15. Which is ___________, the sun, the moon or the earth? A. as big as B. big C. bigger D. the biggest
) 16. John caught a cold on Saturday and _________ in bed ever since. A. was B. has been C. is D. have been
) 17. Miss Zhang has taught us English in our school ________ ten years ago. A. since B. for C. in D. before
) 18. It takes me more than an hour __________ to work every day. A. go B. to go C. goes D. going
) 19. You should __________ more English in and out of class.
A. speak (
D. to speak
) 20. Mother _________ when I got home. A. cooks B. is cooking C. was cooking D. has cooked
)21. I bought a CD for her, __________ she didn’t like it. A. for B. and C. so D. but
) 22. Everyone is surprised at the news, __________? A. is he B. are they C. aren’t they D. is not he
) 23. Thank you for __________ us a lot this time. A. helping B. helped C. helps D. help
) 24. Mr White __________ a lot of money buying a new car. A. cost B. took C. paid D. spent
) 25. The young man seems __________ to everyone. A. angrily B. friendly C. sadly D. happily
二、完型填空（共 10 分，每小题 1 分） 先通读短文，掌握大意，然后根据短文内容从后面的选项中选出适合空白处的正确答案。 When July comes, children know they’ll have 26 exams and the school year will
end soon. Boys and girls will have a nearly two months’ holiday, and they’ll leave school 27 train or by car to 28 29 to see their fathers and mothers. time of the year for most children. The 30 most of his time playing outside. If one
The summer holidays are the
weather is usually good, so one can lives in the country, he can 31
into the woods (森林) and in the fields. If one
lives in a big town, he can usually go to a park to play.
The best place for a summer holiday is the are 33
. Some children
enough to live near the sea. But for the others who do not, if they have
chance to stay at one of the big seaside towns for a week or two, they will talk about it all the following school year. Now, 34 makes children like the seaside so much? I think it’s the sands(沙滩), the sea and the sun, not anything else. Of course, there are 35 new things to
see, nice things to eat, and interesting things to do. But the feeling of sand under their feet, of salt water on their skin, and the feeling of the warm sun on their backs make them happier. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( )26. A. they )27. A. on B. them B. by C. their C. in D. theirs D. with C. return home D. worse D. spend D. go for D. town D. comfortable D. where D. lots of D. stay at home
) 28. A. go to town )29. A. best )30. A. take )31. A. go out )32. A. village )33. A. lucky )34. A. that )35. A. little
B. leave home B. better B. use B. go back B. seaside B. sad B. who B. much
C. worst C. pay C. go off C. city C. quiet C. what C. a little
三、阅读理解（共 15 分，每小题 2 分） (A) A woman was collecting money for a church charity. The money she collected was
going to be given to poor children who had no parents to take care of them. She went from apartment to apartment and from house to house. She knocked on doors and asked for money. She always said the same thing. “Good morning, I’m collecting for a church charity. Please give generously. We need $ 5,000. ” Then she held out a collecting box. Most people put a few coins in the box. An artist lived in one of the apartments. He opened the door. “Good morning,” she said. “I’m collecting for a church charity. Please give generously. We need $ 5,000. ” The artist thought for a moment, and then he said, “I’m sorry, but I don’t have any money. However, I’ll give you a paint ing. It’s worth $ 400. ” The woman thanked the artist and took the painting away. A week later she called on him again. “I’m sorry to trouble you again,” she said, “but we still need more money. I need another $100. Can you help? Of course,” the artist said. “I’ll increase the value of my painting to $ 500. ” ( )36. Who was the woman collecting money for? B. Herself. C. Her friends. D. A church.
A. Poor children. (
) 37. What did most people give her? B. A few dollars. C. Paintings. D. Very little money.
A. A lot of money. （
）38. Why didn’t the artist give money to her? B. He did not have any money. D. His paintings were worth a lot of money.
A. He was not a generous man. C. He had too many paintings. (
)39. Did the woman collect enough money at last?
A. No, she didn’t. (
B. Yes, she did. C. We don’t know. D. Yes, she does.
)40. How much money does she need? A. $ 5,000 B. $ 5,100 C. $ 4,00 (B) Mr Zhang 正在国外旅游，这是他所入住宾馆的房卡。请根据房卡正反两面的信息，回 D. We don’t know.
Usage: * Keep the card close to the response zone on the door until the green light is on. Then open the door. Notice: * Take the card with you. It will be a help if you get lost. * If the card is lost during your stay in the hotel, please call our Service Centre. * Give the card back to the Service Centre when you check out. ( ) 41. Mr Zhang lives in __________. A. Hotel Eiffel ( B. Hotel Concorde C. Hotel Mapol
)42. The hotel is __________. A. on King Street near a bank B. next to a museum C. near a train station
) 43. __________ buses can reach the hotel. A. Two B. Three C. Four
)44. If Mr Zhang gets lost (迷路), he can __________.
A. take Bus 507 to the hotel B. wait until the light is green C. call the hotel at the phone number on the card ( )45. Which of the following is TRUE? A. Open the door when the red light is on. B. The card can be used to open the door. C. The card can be used for shopping
(C) David’s got a text message from his friend Sam. Can you understand it? 7,15 20,15 20,8,5 16,1,18,11
This message was in code(密码，代码). How many letters are there in the English alphabet? Twenty-six. So can you read it now? David decided to use a different code in his answer to Sam. This time, he was putting A instead of B, B instead of C, and so on. His message to Sam shown on the right was very short. Can you understand? Sam guessed David’s code, and he replied: ZESDQ RBGNNK. When David’s little sister saw the message, she felt puzzled. She couldn’t read it at all. But David was very happy that his sister couldn’t read his message! Lots of people use codes to send secret messages. In a war, secrets are very
important so soldiers often send each other messages in code. Nowadays, we can use computers to make and break difficult codes. Even before computers, people invented other machines to do this. Here’s a famous machine that Germans used in the Second World War (1941-1945). It’s called the Enigma Machine. The machines were very big, heavy and expensive. Every day they changed the codes automatically, and this made it almost impossible for anyone to break the codes. The person sending a message had one machine, and the person receiving the message had another.
) 46. Sam asked David to go to the ________. B. house C. museum D. zoo
A. park (
)47. Sam told David to meet him C. after dinner D. before school
A. before breakfast B. after school (
)48. Codes are used to keep something_________. A. new B. old C. secret D. known
)49. People will never know the meaning if they can’t _______ the code. A. break B. make C change D. write
)50. The best title of this passage is _______. B. Codes C. Messages D. Machines
A. English Letters
四、根据中英文提示完成句子。（共 10 分，每小题 2 分） 11. 这些天我妈妈一直在忙于工作。 My mother ______________________________ all the time these days.
12. 这个男孩是如此的贫困，以至于他不得不辍学。 The boy was ______________________________ drop out of school. 13. 知道什么时候与别人握手是非常有必要的（necessary）。 ________________________________________ when to shake hands with others. 14. 你昨天晚上八点钟在干什么？____________________ at 8:00 pm yesterday? 15. 帮助父母打扫卫生是个好习惯。 ____________________ parents do some cleaning.
五、阅读与表达（共 10 分，每小题 2 分） 阅读短文，根据其内容回答问题。 Many people have jobs. They go to work nearly every day. Some people are lucky. Either they have very interesting jobs or they make a lot of money. Most people are not so lucky. Either their jobs are not very interesting or they don’t make much money. The most interesting jobs are often the most difficult. People take a long time to learn how to do them. Doctors study for at least six years after finishing school. Some young people have interesting and high-pay jobs. Many young players do their work successfully. Football and tennis stars are usually under 35 years old. Older people usually can not play these sports very well, They cannot move fast enough. Golf, however, is a good sport for older people. Many golf players are quite old, but they can play it successfully. Most people work until they are 60 or 65 years old. Then they retire (退休) and have a lot of free time. Some people never retire though. These people usually have very
interesting jobs. Writers, artists, scientists and actors(演员)usually work until they die. Their work is their life. 21. Do most people have interesting and high-pay jobs? ____________________________________________________________________ 22. Why do some jobs have to be taken a long time to learn? ____________________________________________________________________ 23. What sports are young people good at? ____________________________________________________________________ 24. Why is golf a good sport for older people? ____________________________________________________________________ 25. When do some people who have interesting jobs retire? ____________________________________________________________________
六、书面表达（共 10 分） 26. 现在学生进网吧（get on-line）成风，某班主任下周开班会时将讨论有关问题。假 如你是班主任，请根据内容写一篇演讲稿。60~80 词。 益处 学会使用现代设备（modern machine）——电脑； 学习更多的知识（knowledge）； 开阔对外部世界的眼界（open up one’s eyes to the outside world）。 弊端 过于沉迷游戏（spend too much time in playing games）； 网上交友，通信频繁，学习越来越差。 建议 在校学习时，不上网； 周末或寒暑假时在父母指导下可适当上网。 _____________________________________________________________________________
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［试题答案］ 一、单项选择（共 15 分，每小题 1 分） 11. D 12. A 13. B 14. C 15. D 16. B 17. A 18. B 19. A 20. C 21. D 22. C 23. A 24. D 25. B
二、完型填空（共 10 分，每小题 1 分） 26. C 27. B 28. C 29. A 30. D 31. A 32. B 33. A 34. C 35. D
三、阅读理解（共 30 分，每小 2 分） A 篇 36. A 37. D 38. B 39. C 40. A B 篇 41. A 42. A 43. B 44. C 45. B C 篇 46. A 47. B 48. C 49. A 50. B
三、根据中英文提示完成句子。（共 10 分，每小题 2 分） 11. has been busy working 12. so poor that he had to 13. It’s very necessary to know 14. What were you doing 15. It’s a good habit to help
五、书面表达（共 15 分） 26. Boys and girls, let’s begin our class meeting. As you know, some students in our class get on-line very often, even on weekdays. So today we will talk about computer and Internet. I think the most important machine is computer. Computers and Internet changed the world a lot. They have advantage and disadvantage. On the one hand, if we learn to use the modern machine and surf the Internet, we can learn more and more knowledge and information faster and better. They can help to open up our eyes to the outside world. On the other hand, if we spend too much time playing computer games, making friends on the line and writing to each other, we will be worse and worse in our study. So I want you, my dear students, to be careful with computers and Internet. You’d better not get on-line on weekdays. On, weekends and holidays, you can surf the Internet with your parents. Then computers and Internet will help with your study, not do harm to you.