英 语 2013.11
5. What’s in the backpack?
A. A notebook. B. A pencil box. C. A hair hand
6. Whose backpack could it be?
A. Jack’s B. Lily’s C. Maria’s
7. What is John doing now?
A. Watching TV. B. Doing homework. C. Playing baseball.
8. What does John hate?
A. The shows. B. The rules C. The games.
9.How long will the holiday be?
A. Two days. B. Three days. C. Four days.
10. What is Tina going to do during the holiday?
A. Go hiking and camping. B. Go to the beach. C. Visit the museum.
11. When is the party?
A. Next Sunday evening. B. Next Saturday evening. C. Next Friday evening.
12. What will the boy probably wear for the party?
A. A shirt and tie. B. A suit and shirt. C. A suit and tie.
13. What can we know about the boy?
A. He has no friends. B. He needs more time. C. He wants some advice. 请听一段对话，完成第14至16小题。
14. How can you join the team?
A. By joining a party on Saturdays.
B. By joining a group on Facebook.
C. By joining games on the Internet.
15. Which game is not talked about?
A. Guessing game. B. Spelling game. C. Dancing game.
16. What does the speaker want to do?
A. To tell us about a competition.
B. To introduce a competition team.
C. To encourage us to win the game.
22. My teacher always tells A. I B. me C. my D. mine
23. I usually go shopping with my mother Sundays.
A. in B. to C. at D. on
24.－ －I think she is outgoing.
A. but B. and C. or D. so
25. Larry is growing fast. Now he is even A. tall B. taller C. tallest D. the tallest
26. － drinks and snacks into the concert?－No, you can’t.
A. Can B. May C. Must D. Need
27. A. Everybody B. Somebody C. Anybody D. Nobody
28. I really miss my friend Kathy. She to another city last year.
A. moves B. moved C. is moving D. has moved
29. －do you go to the library? －About twice a month.
A. How far B. How long C. How much D. How often
30.Mr. Smith, a famous scientist, Beijing Garden Expo Parks next Thursday.
A. visits B. visited C. will visit D. was visiting
31. The doctor asked me more fruit and vegetables to keep healthy.
A. to eat B. eating C. ate D. eat
32.They a lot of people since they became volunteers in 2010.
A. help B. helped C. will help D. have helped
33. Flowers in my classroom every week.
A. water B. watered C. are watered D. were watered
34. I don’t remember my new glasses yesterday.
A. where I put B. where did I put C. where I will put D. where will I put
My favorite class at school was dance class. It was a new experience for
me. At first, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I decided to give it a chance.
To begin with, it was to have to hold with a boy and dance.
The steps were okay, and the music was okay, but boys were not really okay.
The teacher was nice and funny, and she got us used to working together as
承思教育 中考专训 a ’t so strange working with a partner any more.
As the lessons 华尔兹), I really began to enjoy myself. Even being with partners wasn’t bad. In fact, I started enjoying dancing with partners who tried hard and know our steps. Some of the boys thought it was a . And they didn’t take it seriously. I hated dancing with them, but I politely took my turn with them anyway.
To be a proper lady was another thing I learned while I was dancing. I never thought much about it before, but the teacher expected me to like a lady, which meant I had to accept dance partners politely I didn’t like them. Just like life, you sometimes have to do things you don’t want to, the teacher . Yet, that didn’t mean I didn’t enjoy dancing with a boy who had the proper height and good steps to be a great partner.
As the classes neared their end, I was happy to hear I’d been as a finalist. That meant I and my partner, Todd, would be representing my school and going dancing at a competition.
The competition was like clothes, and hair was done nicely. It was hard not to be but it was hard not to feel special, too. Todd and I, along with my teammates, our way through the competition. It was hard, and all the other dancers were so good!
It was sad not to win the competition, but a third place finish was our dancers would come in first place. I was proud I learned a lot. I just know I loved to dance, especially the waltz.
35. A. different B. difficult C. common D. strange
36. A. class B. club C. team D. task
37. A. went on B. went by C. came over D. came back
38. A. joke B. step C. lesson D. chance
39. A. look B. learn C. behave D. practice
40. A. as if B. so that C. ever since D. even though
41. A. agreed B. smiled C. replied D. explained
42. A. tested B. chosen C. known D. regarded
43. A. something B. everything C. anything D. nothing
44. A. surprised B. excited C. nervous D. serious
45. A. continued B. danced C. found D. took
46. A. comfortable B. acceptable C. reasonable D. enjoyable
47. How many posts are there in the blog?
A. Three. B. Four C. Five D. Six
48. What does Mary think of homework?
A. She likes it a lot. B. She cares about it.
C. She doesn’t like it. D. She doesn’t mind it.
49. Sarah is a A. parent B. writer C. student D. teacher
When buster was brought into the animals' home, he was wet and smelly.
But Jimmy who worked there know what soap and water and a good
brushing could do.
After a bath, Jimmy put Buster in a cage and gave him some food and
Buster wanted a home. He wanted a family. He wanted a yard. Most of all,
he wanted someone to love him.
A man came over to the cage. Buster curled up on his blanket and closed eyes. “He’s no fun,” said the man. “He’s too quiet.”
A family came along. Buster barked and barked, so they would notice him. “ He’s too noisy,” said the mother. They all walked away.
Other people passed by.
“Don’t give up,” Jimmy said to Buster. “Someone will want you.”
Another family asked Jimmy to take Buster out of the cage. “He’s too big,” said the mother. “He might scare the baby.”
The next family came along. “He’s too small,” said the father. “He wouldn’t be a good watchdog.”
“Sorry, Buster,” said Jimmy.
At the end of the day, another family came along-a mother, father, and a boy. Buster didn’t try to book big or small. He didn’t worry about looking furry or bony. He was just plain Buster, an ordinary, brown, medium-sized dog.
The boy looked in to Buster’s brown eyes. Buster looked into the boy’s blue eyes. “Look, Mom,” he said. “This dog is just the right size for me.”
Buster went home to a family and a yard. Best of all, He went home with someone who loved him just the way he was- an ordinary, brown, medium-sized dog.
50. What did Buster get first at the animals’ home?
A. A bath. B. A ball. C. A rest D. A meal.
51. What did Buster want most of all?
A. A place to play in. B. A home to live in.
C. A loving owner. D. A rich keeper.
52. What does the writer want to tell us in this story?
A. We must do everything well. B. It’s nice to keep a dog.
C. We should be just what we are. D. It’s easy to clean a dog.
Do you believe that there might be life on other planets? Would
you like to be the first “Earthling” to get in touch with an alien?
Well, you can start your search from home. All you need is a
computer and the Internet, and you can join the project of the
US-based National Aeronautics and Space
NASA started the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
(SETI) project eight years ago. Its goal is to examine the radio
signals (信号) from nearby stars. Researchers believe that a large number of stars in the universe could have planets orbiting (circling) around them. And they want to know if these planets have conditions suitable for life forms.
How does the project work? There is a huge radio telescope with a large bowl-shaped dish at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It catches radio signals which are then fed in to SETI computers. The researchers have to study thousands of radio signals daily. They are looking for signals whose patterns (模式）would show the existence（存在）of hydrogen or water molecules that are
承思教育 中考专训 necessary for life on Earth. They could be at it for years before showing a single positive result! Of course, even the researchers know that they cannot do a fast job on their own. So they want as many helpers as possible. Even you ! To join search, just download SETI’s free software (SETI @home). What happens next is fun. While you are away from your computer, the SETI program in your computer downloads the information on radio signals received by the radio telescope. It studies the information and send the result back to the research center.
There are other benefits too of having the SETI project software in your computer. When you leave your computer unattended, instead of seeing the usual screen
saver, you can feast your eyes on an amazing 3-D chart on the screen.
This shows that your computer is busy studying SETI data and
searching for signs of alien life!
More than 1824500 people around the world are currently in the
program and more are joining in every day. It’s slim chance, but
wouldn’t it be fantastic if your computer were to be the first to
discover an alien signal!
53. Why do researchers examine the radio signals from nearby stars?
A. They plan to help people who live on the stars.
B. They need to make sure that the stars have planets.
C. They have to keep in touch with the aliens on the stars.
D. They wonder if the stars’ planets are suitable for life forms.
54. What does a helper’s computer do in the research?
A. It finds the radio signals. B. It looks for other planets.
C. It shows a positive result. D. It studies the information.
55. What’s the writer’s purpose in writing the passage?
A. To prove the value of a research. B. To invite people to join a project.
C. To suggest the existence of aliens. D. To advise people to study planets.
In all the world’s cultures, people sing, play instruments, and
celebrate with music. It plays such an important role in our lives that
whole fields work hard at its study, including one looking at the biology
of music. Experts are finding that because of the way our brains
process(处理) music, learning to play an instrument or just listening
to music can have a wide range of benefits.
Music education has received a lot of attention. Learning to play an
instrument can help children improve math, science, and language skills.
One study in Canada tracked （追踪）children’s IQ scores for nine months, discovering that children who studied music had the biggest test score improvements. The secret may lie in the way reading music and playing notes uses several areas of the brain, helping develop our ability to learn school subjects.
Music is also used for medical purposes, such as the treatment of diseases which affect memory. Scientists explain that one area near the forehead connects music with memories. That’s why an old song can remind you of something that happened years ago. For patients suffering from certain diseases, listening to music can help unlock memories by building up musical pathways to memories.
Studies of the music-brain connection often concentrate on classical music, since it activates both the left and right sides of brains. One study found the brain activity was the highest during the short breaks between the movements of a piece of music. During each break, the person’s brain predicted what would come next, while organizing what he had just heard. This process is similar to the way our brain organizes information. It may explain why classical music can help improve memory. Some people take the music- brain connection to another level by listening to personalized “brain music.” which can help a person concentrate and prepare for a difficult task. born with the ability to learn music, just as we all have the skills to learn language. After all, children without any training often make up songs while playing. With the evidence of music’s benefits pouring in, it’s no wonder some countries make music study a part of their education systems. People are realizing that music is more than just a form of entertainment.
56. In the study in Canada, who had the biggest IQ score increase?
A. The children who did well in science.
B. The children who had good memories.
C. The children who had fun learning languages.
D. The children who studied music for some time.
57. The writer probably agrees that .
A. we get a lot from teaching children to make up songs.
B. it takes steps to make full use of music-brain connection.
C. memory can be improved by training to organize information
D. music treatment helps build up unlocked pathways to memories
58. What does the underlined sentence in the last paragraph mean?
A. It’s great that our brains go well with music.
B. It’s wonderful for us to listen to brain music.
C. It’s surprising that music makes our brains active.
D. It’s fantastic to know how brains work with music.
59. What may be the best title for the passage?
A. Music and Memory B. Music and the Mind
C. The Biology of Music D. The Benefits of Music
Adopt a Highway
Hello. I’m Jane. My class wants to work together to help the community. This program brings people together to pick up little along the roads. We think it would be a great idea for students to join the program and adopt a highway.
Adopting a highway is not like adopting a pet. When a highway is adopted, only part of the highway is cared for by a group of people. Each group gets its own sign that has the name of the group printed on it. The sign is put up alongside the road. This sign lets drivers know who is keeping that area of the road clean.
The program is a great way for people to help their community look nicer. This saves money. Finally, people may try harder to keep roads clean.
If you want to feel great and keep our roads clean, please come with your parents to the meeting next week and try to pick an area to adopt and clean up.
When we want to find out what the weather will be like tomorrow, we usually turn on the TV. But people also needed to forecast (predict) the weather before they had TV. How did they do it in the past? They’d find an outdoor space, look up, look around, and listen.
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight!
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning!
This weather poem was written a long time ago, but it still works
today. Weather in many parts of the wold moves from west to east.
Whatever weather is in the weat tonight will probably be with us
tomorrow. So a red sky at night, as the sun is setting, usually means a
sunny day for the next day.
Animals, insects, and plants are natural weather forecasters.
When a summer storm is coming , you may notice that dogs, cows
and horses grow restless. Theses animals don’t have some mysterious
sixth sense, but they do have super-sensitive hearing. Scientists think
the animals can forecast thunderstorms （雷雨）because they can hear
the sound waves(声波)made by them many miles away.
When leaves show their undersides, be very certain, rain happens.
If you hear a cricket, it can tell you the exact temperature. Just
count its chirps (啾啾声) for fourteen seconds and then add forty.
This will give you the Fahrenheit temperature of the cricket within a
very few degrees. Since crickets are cold-blooded, the temperature
of the cricket is about the same as the air around it.
So learn to predict the weather the way people did in the past.
Get outside, look up, look around, and listen. Soon you’ll be your very own weather forecaster.
64. Did people need to forecast the weather before they had TV?
65. What does a red sky at night mean for the next day?
66.Why can animals forecast thunderstorms?
67.How can we know the temperature from a cricket?
68. What does the passage mainly tell us?
Give Lucy some suggestions?
Don’t stay up any more, or you will 71. 对大多数孩子来说，这个故事太长了，一周内读不完。
For most children, the story is finish in a week.
a new solution to the problem.