Class: Name: Marks：（满分100分）
一. 单项选择 (每小题1分，共15分)
( )1.Grandma Liu still likes to wear shoes made hand.
A. in B. for C. by D. with ( )2.— Do you know what happened in the year of 1776? — No. Why not ask Tom? He has a wide of history. A. knowledge B. advantage
B. Clean C. popularity C. Dry D. introduction D. Tidy ( )3.How did you make the book wet? it as soon as possible. A. Wash
B. a few C. little D. a little ( )5.— Mike, can I use your cell phone? — Sorry, I forgot to charge the .
B. ordinary C. light C. natural D. battery D. popular A. money
A. usual ( )4.People in the village used to be very poor. There was no teacher and children ( )6.Computers were very expensive at that time, but now they have entered families. ( )7.— Mum, can I watch TV? — Yes, but you finish your homework first. A. may — Sure. A. with; on B. to; on C. on; to D. to; with B. can C. must D. will ( )8.— Betty, did you take any photos your visit the park? ( )9.— Computers are widely used now. — Yes. But I don’t think books by computers. A. have replaced B. were replaced C. can replace D. will be replaced ( )10.— May I use your dictionary, Yu Mei? — Sorry, I it to Amy yesterday. She hasn’t returned it to me.
B. lent C. gave D. borrowed
D. stayed A. showed
A. stay ( )11.It was Sunday. However, Tom was made at home studying for the exam. B. to stay C. stays ( )12.— Is your sister at home, Peter? — Yes. She prefers to play games on the computer go out. A. more than B. but also C. as well as D. rather than
( )13.Sara bought a computer she could buy things online.
A. as if
C. so that
( )14.As everyone can see, great changes here since 1980. A. took place B. were taken place C. have taken place D. have been taken place
( )15.— I’m sorry I can’t go to the park with you this Sunday.
— We can go there next week. A. I’ll see to that. C. Sounds good!
B. It doesn’t matter. D. Here it is.
二. 完形填空 (每小题1分，共10分)
通读下面的短文，掌握其大意，然后从各小题所给的四个选项中，选出一个最佳答案。In ancient times, housework was hard because people didn’t have water or electricity at home. One of the most household activities was washing clothes. People had to wash their clothes with their hands. They usually took their dirty clothes to a and used rocks, sand and water to clean them. It was 18 hard work.
For many years, people tried to find easier ways to wash their clothes. Sailors, 19 , put their clothes in bags and threw them into the sea. This method (方法) worked quite well because the moving water 20.
In 1846, the first washing machine was invented,21 it was difficult to use. The water was 22, so people warmed it on a fire. Then 23 pulled the clean, wet clothes through a special machine to take out the water.
The first electric (电动的) washing machine was designed in 1908. It was 24 because it could warm the water but the clothes were still very wet. The modern washing machine wasn’t invented until the 1930s. This amazing has changed our lives. Today, all the hard work is done for us while we sit and relax. ( )16. ( )17. ( )18. ( )19. ( )20. ( )21. ( )22. ( )23. ( )24. ( )25.
A. interesting A. factory
C. important C. always C. for example C. stopped
D. popular D. river D. even D. of course D. walked
B. market C. mountain B. in fact B. ran B. but
A. hardly B. still A. what’s more A. helped
A. and A. he A. more tiring A. invention
C. or D. so
C. fresh D. hot C. we D. they C. more useful
D. simpler D. knowledge
A. dirty B. cold
B. she B. cheaper
B. technology C. behaviour
三. 阅读理解 (每小题2分，共40分)
What if you needed an important medical check-up, but you couldn’t get to a doctor? Well, American student Catherine Wong has invented a small device (仪器) to test the heart rate (心率). When you want to check your heartbeat, you just need to connect the small device to a cell phone.
Lots of people around the world live in areas without a lot of modern things like computers and hospitals. But this 17-year-old inventor found that most of these people have cell phones. What if she could invent a way for people to get medical care by using a cell phone?
Catherine is a girl who lovesscience. She entered the small device in a science fair (展览会) with other kids from all over the world, and won third place. Her big idea could end up helping millions of people!
( )26.Where is Catherine Wong from?
A. Japan. B. America.
A. 17. B. 18. C. China. C. 19. D. Australia. D. 20.
( )27.How old is Catherine Wong? ( )28.We just need to connect the heart test device to a to get it to work. A. digital camera
C. cell phone B. computer D. hospital
C. third D. fourth
B. a grammar book
D. a science magazine
Awards are presented in almost every area of achievement (成就). Here are 5 of the most famous awards.
1. Nobel Prizes
These international awards are named after Alfred Nobel, and were first presented in 1901. There are now six categories (类别) — Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economics (经济学).
2. Academy Awards (Oscars)
These are the most famous of all film awards. The Academy Awards, also called the Oscars, were first presented in 1929.
3. Golden Globe Awards
These US film awards began in 1943. Julia Roberts has won three awards and Tom Hanks has won four.
4. Grammy Awards
The US music awards have been presented since 1959. Sir George Solti won 38 Grammys. ( )29. For this invention Catherine Wong won place in a science fair. A. first B. second A. a diary ( )30. This passage is most probably from . C. a guidebook
Stevie Wonder has won 22 awards for popular music.
5. Pulitzer Prizes
These US awards are given for achievements in journalism (新闻业), writing and music. The prizes began in 1917 and are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories.
( )31.There is NO Nobel Prize in .
A. Physics B. Maths C. Medicine D. Peace
D. reporter ( )32. From the reading we can guess that Julia Roberts is a(n) . A. writer B. musician C. actress
A. Stevie Wonder C. Alfred Nobel has won 22 Grammy Awards. B. Tom Hanks D. Sir George Solti ( )34.Which of the following awards has the longest history? A. The Academy Award. B. The Grammy Award. C. The Golden Globe Award. D. The Pulitzer Prize. A. The Nobel Prizes began in 1901. B. The Golden Globe Award is the most famous film award. C. The Pulitzer Prize is a US award. D. The Pulitzer Prizes are presented every year.
You may have never heard of Ladislao Biro, but you have certainly heard of the pen he invented — the ballpoint pen, or biro. Before Biro invented his pen, people wrote with fountain pens. The ink sometimes went out. In the 1930s Biro was a magazine editor in Budapest in Hungary. He noticed that the inks which the magazine’s printers used dried very quickly. Biro wondered if quick-drying ink could be used in pens. He came up with the idea of a tube (管) of ink with a free-moving ball on the end. As a person wrote, the ball collected ink from the tube and rolled (滚动) it on to the paper. The pen would be cheap and could be thrown away when the ink ran out.
Biro began to work on his invention, but the Second World War broke out before he could patent (取得……的专利) it. Biro left war-torn Europe and went to Buenos Aires in Argentina. There, he and his brother George, who was a chemist, began to improve the pen. In the early 1940s Biro began to produce his new pen, the biro. In 1944, he sold his invention to another company, who began to mass-produce the pen for the British and American armed forces (武装部队).
Biro was pleased that his pen was popular, but he did not gain much from his invention. The ( )35.Which of the following is NOT true?
biro was later sold to the French firm, Bic, who now sell twelve million pens a day. Biro in South America. His name, however, has become a household word.
( )36.Biro is the name of .
A. a magazine B. a fountain pen D. a ballpoint pen B. France D. America B. sold his invention C. a company A. Hungary C. Argentina ( )37. According to the passage, Biro’s new pen was first produced in . ( )38.Which of the following can be filled in the box to show how Biro invented his new pen? A. improved his pen C. worked as an editor D. left for South America A. was very popular B. lost a lot of money C. lost interest in business D. was unknown to many people A. He was a popular writer. B. He was an important inventor. C. He was a famous magazine editor. D. He was a successful businessman.
Ashok Gadgil has spent the past thirty years helping people in need, and he has no plans to stop. In 2012 Gadgil won the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation because he has improved the lives of people in developing countries. Gadgil’s inventions have helped more than 100 million people around the world.
Gadgil is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. When he’s not teaching, he works to find solutions (解决办法) to hard problems.
Gadgil’s mission to help people began in the 1980s. It all started when he thought up a programme to make energy-saving light bulbs (节能灯泡) more cheaper for people in developing countries.
Then in the 1990s, Gadgil designed his first life-saving invention, UV Waterworks. So far, the invention has provided safe drinking water for more than five million people in India, Liberia, Nigeria, the Philippines and Ghana. Gadgil was given the idea for a cheap clean water solution after more than 10,000 people in his home country of India died from a terrible infection (传染病) in 1993. The infection is spread through food and drinking water.
Since 2003, the war in Darfur, Sudan, has made many people leave the country. Families in ( )39. The underlined part “sank into obscurity” is the closest in meaning to “”. ( )40. What does the passage mainly tell us about Biro?
refugee camps (难民营) are given food by other countries. But they still have to cook the meals. In order to do so, refugee women leave the camps three to five times a week to find enough wood to fuel their stoves (炉子). This can be dangerous.
Gadgil visited the area many times and finally invented a clean, fuel-saving stove called the Berkeley-Darfur Stove. It can save 55% of fuel. That means the women wouldn’t have to leave the camps to find wood as often. About 125,000 women and their families have been helped.
( )41.Gadgil’s inventions have helped over people around the world.
C. 10,000,000 B. 1,000,000 D. 100,000,000
( )42.Which of the following is NOT true according to the fourth paragraph?
A. UV Waterworks is used to provide safe drinking water.
B. Gadgil was born in India. C. Lots of people died from a terrible infection in India in 1993. D. UV Waterworks is quite expensive.
( )43.The Berkeley-Darfur Stove . A. doesn’t need wood as fuel
C. is bad for the environment D. is not easy to use ① Gadgil invented UV Waterworks. B. can save more than half of fuel ( )44.Put the following events in chronological (按发生时间顺序排列的) order. ② Gadgil thought up a programme to make energy-saving light bulbs more cheaper for ③ Gadgil invented the Berkeley-Darfur Stove. A. ③②① B. ①③② C. ②①③
C. honest D. ①②③ D. serious people in developing countries. ( )45.From the article, we can see that Gadgil is . A. helpful B. shy
四. 任务型阅读 (每小题1分，共5分)
(50) . 五. 词汇 (每小题1分，共5分)
从方框内选择适当的单词并用其正确形式完成句子（每词只能选用一次）。 51. Mr King has got a(n) type of car, nothing special. 52. We need some to make a fence.
53. Jack has Tom as captain of the school basketball team.
54. The post office is two away from their house.
55. The radio the news as soon as it happened.
六. 完成句子 (每小题2分，共10分)
Mum lost the plane ticket the airport.
Our school magazine .
Mr Brown decided to go to Shanghai June.
Please be careful 60. 会议期间禁止使用手机。
The cell phone during the meeting.
七. 书面表达 （满分15分）
目前 “电子书包(electronic schoolbags)”开始在一些学校试用。假如你班就“电子书包”的利弊展开了一次调查。下表是你们小组的情况，请根据表格内容写一篇英语短文，发表在某英语论坛上。
In some schools, students begin to use electronic schoolbags in class. Is it good or bad? Here are my group members’ ideas about it.
1-5 CACAD 6-10 BCCDB 11-15 BDCCB
16-20 BDCCA 21-25 BBDCA 26-30 BACCD
31-35 BCADB 36-40 DCADB 41-45 DDBCA
46. eyes 47. light 48. flying with no fuel
50. this kind of plane is good for the environment
51. ordinary 52. wood 53. replaced 54. blocks
59. from now on 60. mustn’t be used 55. spread 56. on the way to 57. has been published / has come out 58. at the beginning of
One possible version: Lily thinks an electronic schoolbag is not heavy and easy to carry. We can get information easily. And it also makes us more interested in lessons. Peter says if he uses it all day, it will be bad for his eyes. And he doesn’t think it can replace textbooks. Tina thinks it is expensive but it can protect the environment because people don’t need to cut down trees to make paper books. In my opinion, it’s easier for teachers to find each student’s problem and help them.