单选；作文——席老师 完形填空；阅读理解——满老师 词汇题；翻译题——陈老师 2014.3.5
一． 单项选择(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分) 题源：（来自2008-2013历年高考真题）
( )1. Take your time----it’s just____ short distance from here to ____restaurant.
A.不填；the B. a, the C. the, a D.不填； a
( )2. What a terrible experience！____, you’re safe now. That’s the main thing.
A. Anyway B. Besides C. Otherwise D. Therefore
( )3. Sophia waited for a reply, but ____ came.
A. either B. another C. neither D. none
( ) 4. He will come to understand your efforts sooner or later. It’s just a matter of ___. A. luck B. value C. time D. fact
( )5. The plane ____ an hour late.
A. took away B took in C. took off D. took out
( )6. Hurry up, kids. The school bus___ for us.
A. waits B. was waiting C. waited D. is waiting
( )7._____ have more money, I need to look for a part-time job.
A. So that B. As a result C. In order to D. In order that
( )8.You___ buy a gift, but you can if you want to.
A.must B. mustn’t C. have to D. don’t have to
( )9.---Could you tell me___ yesterday?
----Because my bike was broken on my way home.
A. why you came late B. why do you come late
C. why you come late D. why did you come late
( )10. Read this story, ___you will realize that not everything can be bought with money.
A. or B.and C.but D. so
( )11. If you have a job,____ yourself to it and finally you’ll succeed.
A. do devote B. don’t devote C.devoting D, not devoting
( )12. ---Which one of these do you want?
----___. Either will do.
A. I don’t mind B. I’m sure C. No problem D. Go ahead
( )13. My old neighbour Charles felt___ after his children moved out.
A.alone B.lonely C.angrily D.happily
( )14.Mr.Li asks the students___ in the river, because it’s too dangerous.
A. swim B. to swim C. not to swim D. to not swim
( )15. --___ can you finish this English examination?
-- In about one and a half hours.
A. How far B. How often C. How soon D. How long
The story tell us about the British writer, Richard Savage. He was once living in London with money in his pockets. In order to get some food and clothes, he wrote the story of his life and in the shops, and he was still living a hard life. Because of anxiety(忧虑)and malnutrition(营养不良)， he became very , and a doctor was sent for. The doctor was not rich enough, but literature. He tried his best to cure Savage of his illness and a week later Savage was out of danger. When he finally recovered(重新获得, the doctor sent a bill to Savage for , but poor Savage had no money to pay it. The doctor waited for a month and sent another bill. Receiving no money again, the doctor went to Savage himself.
"You know you owe(欠) your life to me," said the doctor, "and I thankfulness from you."
"I agree," said the writer, " you've done a great favour(恩惠) for me and if I'm not ungrateful for your kindness, I'll damage(损坏) my life to you."
With these words he handed the doctor two copies of The Life of Richard Savage.
the life of a great writer," the doctor said to himself with a sense of pride, Five years later Savage called on the doctor to pay his bill, only to find that the doctor had already passed away .
16.A. much B. a little C. little D. enough
17.A. bought B. sold C. printed D. showed
18.A. weak B. anxious C. frightened D. ill
19.A. interested in B. familiar with C. popular with D. worried about
20.A. walk B. health C. movement D. action
25. A. fond B. help B. choose B. correct B. saved B. aware C. attention C. get C. improve C. trained C. proud D. treatment D. master D. read D. taught D. afraid
You've probably heard of working dogs that help police officers. Or horses that help farmers. Did you know that carrier pigeons can be trained to help people too? Here are some examples. Mailman
Carrier pigeons can be trained to carry messages to people. The note is placed into a small can. The can is tied to the pigeon's leg. Then the pigeon flies off with the note.
From high up in the sky, specially trained pigeons can spot orange life jackets in the ocean. Sometimes it is difficult for humans to spot people lost at sea, especially when the weather is bad. However, pigeons can fly quickly over a large area of water to look for people.
Many years ago, carrier pigeons were used to help our country during wars. "Spy pigeons" had small cameras that were tied to their feet. As a pigeon flew over enemy land, the camera took photos of the land below. This would allow our soldiers to see where the enemies were and what they were doing.
So next time you see a pigeon, stop and watch it closely. What might look like an ordinary bird to most people might actually be helpful.
26. What kind of people can the carrier pigeons find?
A. The people in orange life jackets at sea.
B. The people in red jackets in the boats.
C. The people swimming in the ocean.
D. The people lost in the mountains.
27. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
A. A pigeon could predict what the weather would be like.
B. A pigeon was tied with a small camera around its leg.
C. A pigeon could help us to know the number of the enemy.
D. A pigeon carried the camera to take photos of the enemy land.
28. What is the purpose of writing this article?
A. To make readers like pigeons more.
B. To teach readers about the lives of wild pigeons.
C. To tell readers about real jobs held by carrier pigeons.
D. To share science fictions about pigeons helping people.
Chinese are very generous when it comes to educating their children. Not caring about the money, parents often send their children to the best schools or even abroad to England, the United States and Australia. They also want their children to take extra-course activities where they will either learn a musical instrument(乐器) or ballet, or other classes which will give them a head in life. The Chinese believe that the more expensive an education is, the better it is. So parents will spend an unreasonable amount of money on education. Even poor couples will buy a computer for their son or daughter. However, what most parents fail to see is that the best early education they can give their children is usually very cheap.
Parents can see that their children are very skilled in some areas while poor in others. What most parents fail to realize though, is that today's children are short of self-respect and self-confidence.
The problem is that parents are only educating their children on how to take multiple-choice tests and how to study well, but parents are not teaching them the most important skills that they need to be confident, happy and clever.
Parents can achieve this by teaching practical skills like cooking, sewing and doing other housework. Teaching a child to cook will improve many of the skills that he will need later in life. Cooking requires patience and time. It is an enjoyable but difficult experience. A good cook always tries to improve his cooking, so he will learn to work hard and finish his job successfully step by step. His result, a well-cooked dinner, will give him much satisfaction and lots of self-confidence. Some old machines, such as a broken radio or TV set that you give your child to play with will make him curious and arouse(激发) his interest. He will spend hours looking at them, trying to fix them; your child might become an engineer when he grows up. These activities are not only teaching a child to read a book, but rather to think, to use his mind. And that is more important.
29. Most Chinese parents don't realize_______.
A. how much the best education is worth B. when children should be educated
C. what children really need in later life D. why school tests don't satisfy children
30. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A. Fixing old machines is very important. B. Interest is necessary for everything.
C. Broken things are useful for children. D. Using hands helps improve thinking ability.
31. The writer's attitude（看法） to children's education is that
A. the cheaper an education is, the better it is
B. children today should learn different skills
C. practical skills are useful to children's growth
D. school education can't meet parents' expectation.
Have you ever heard someone use the phrase“once in a blue moon”? People use this
expression to describe something that they do not do very often. For example , someone might say that he tries to avoid eating sweets because they are unhealthy ,but will eat chocolate“once in a blue moon”.Or someone who does not usually like to go to the beach might say “ I visit the shore once in a moon.”While many people use this phrase ,not everyone knows the meaning behind it.
The first thing to know is that the moon itself is never really blue. This is just an expression fact , the phrase“blue moon”has to do with the shape of the moon , not the color.
As the moon travels around the earth , it appears to change shape. We associate names with certain shapes of the moon. For example, when we can see a small part of the moon is called a crescent moon. A crescent is a shape that looks like the tip of a fingernail When we cannot see the moon at all, it is called a new moon.
When we can see the whole moon is called a full moon. Usually, there is only one full moon every month. Sometimes , however will be two full moons in one month. When this happens, the second full moon is called a moon”.
Over the next 20 years , there will only be 15 blue moons . As you can see , a blue moon has led people to use the expression“once in a blue moon”to other very rare events in their lives.
32. Which of the following would be a good example of using the phrase“once in a blue moon”.
A. Simon often tells jokes. Simon tells jokes once in a blue moon.
B. Tom rarely remembers to do exercise. Tom does exercise once in a blue moon.
C. Mary likes to go shopping every weekend. Mary goes shopping once in a blue moon.
D. Cindy nates to stay up, but she stays up every day. Cindy stays up once in a blue moon.
33. When does a blue moon happen in nature?
A. When the moon has a blue moon.
B. When we cannot see the moon at all.
C. When there are two full moons in one month.
D. When we can only see a small part of the moon.
34. Which of the following is another example of something that has a shape?
A. The letter “O”
B. The letter “M”
C. The letter “H”
D. The letter “C”
35. How often will a blue moon happen over the next twenty years?
A. Once a year. B. Less than once a year.
C. More than once a year. D. At least twice a year.
36. What does the underlined part “” in the last paragraph refer to(所指)?
A. A blue moon is a very rare event.
B. The moon appears to change shape. C. The moon itself is never really blue.
D. A blue moon has to do with the shape of the moon.
If you plan to take your pet on a trip，prepare ahead of time. At least two weeks before you leave，take your pet to a vet. See if he or she is tit for travel and ask if he or she should have any medicine before leaving. The vet may suggest certain pills for sickness or for calming the pet.
Some states or foreign countries have health laws that say animals must have certain injections(注射)before they can be allowed to enter. Your vet may have this information. You can also get help on the United States and Canadian laws from a book published by the Department of Agriculture which some libraries have. For information on foreign countries， check with their
consulates (领事馆).You can also ask the airlineson which you are travelling.
Find out if the places where you plan to stay allow pets because many do not. If you are going by plane or train，ask if pets are allowed. If they are，ask where they will be kept and who will care for them. The big bus lines in this country do not allow pets.
Choose your pet’s box carefully. Plastic boxes are better than cardboard or wooden ones because they can' be chewed(嚼碎).
If going by plane or train during warm weather，try to go in the cooler early morning or evening hours. Also try to avoid (避免)very cold winter weather because pets often suffer from cold. Even in your own car， be careful. Do not leave the animal inside with the windows closed because the car may become too hot or too cold.
37.The main idea of this passage is to_________
A.warn people to leave their pets at home
B.give general information about pet travel
C.tell people how to choose their pet boxes
D.tell people about foreign pet laws
38.When taking a pet on a trip，a pet owner________
A.doesn' need to make any special plans
B.should stay at friends' homes
C.should make plans before leaving home
D.should travel by bus instead of plane
39.From the passage，we can learn that________
A.it costs too much to take pets on trips
B.some pets may not be well enough to travel
C.all train lines treat pets exactly the same
D.pets are welcome everywhere
40.Which person would be the most interested in this passage?
A. A vet.
C . A bus driver. B. A pet owner . D . A pet shop owner.
41.Thank you for giving us so many good ). 题源：（2013昆山市一模词汇题47）
42. The football team were given a ) welcome when they came to our country. 题源：（2012苏州中考词汇题46）
（二十九）member of this team in 1998.
(包括) the teacher.
(兴奋) when our team won at last.
（清楚地）that I could not understand every detail.
48．After the birthday party, they felt fine （除------之外）for being a little tired.
, The boy fell down from a tree and hurt his leg.
50. I doubt if there is wrong with my computer.
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