班 级 Ⅰ. 单项选择（15分） 初三英语期中试卷 ( ) 1.-How about going hiking this weekend?
-Sorry, I prefer _____rather than _____.
A. to stay at home, go out B. to go out, stay at home
C. staying at home, go out D. going out, stay at home.
（ ）2. Can you provide us _________ some information _______ the
A. for, with B. with, about
C. about, with D. with, with
（ ）3. The Smiths sending e – mail letters, because it is
A. prefer; to writing B. prefer; to write
C. prefers; to writing D. prefers; to write
（ ）4. They were _________ when they heard the _______ news.
A. excited, exciting B. exciting, excited
C. excited, excited D. exciting, exciting （ ）5. “I hope _________ play soccer with us tomorrow. ” “Yes, I hope _________. ”
A. him not to, not too B. he won’t, it too
C. him not to, that too D. he won’t, so too
（ ）6. The two men walked _________ the forest and got to a small house.
A. across B. through
C. crossing D. over
（ ）7. --- Must I finish my homework now? --- No, you ____. You may
have a rest first.
A. mustn’t B. can’t C. may not D. needn’t
（ ）8. This book _____ Lucy’s. Look! Her name is on the book cover.
A. must be B. may be C. can’t be D. mustn’t be （ ）9. if I ____you, I _____the army.
A, am, would join B. were ,would join
C am, will join D. were ,will join
（ ）10. I would rather die than ______.
A. to give in B. gave in C. giving in D. give in
（ ）11. The boy says English is not easy because he can’t often
pass the exam.
A. to be learned B. to learn
C. learning D. learned
（ ）12. – Jim enjoys listening to pop music. -- .
A. So does Helen. B. Also is Helen
C. Helen likes also D. So Helen does
（ ）13. Do you know the scientist _______ gave us a talk just now?
A. who B. whom C. which D. whose
（ ）14. Teenagers allowed to drive in the street.
A. should not be B. should be not
C. not should be D. should not
（ ）15..Sorry, we don’t have the coat ______ you need.
A. what B. who C. whom D. which Ⅱ.完形填空（10分）
Every scientist has a childhood dream. A scientist in China once had a(n) 16 . He wished to grow a new type of rice which could produce a lot. This person is Yuan Longping 17 was born in 1930. He graduated from the Southwest Agricultural(农业) University in 1953. Yuan Longping came up with an idea for a hybrid rice in the 1960s. Since then, he has devoted himself to the research and development of new varieties(品种).
In 1973, together with other people, he 18 in the development of hybrid rice. This made China be a worldwide leader in rice production. For this, he was called Father of Hybrid Rice. In 1980, the technology for hybrid rice was 19 to the United States. 20 Professor Yuan’s hard work, China now produces enough rice to 21 her people every year.
In his spare time, he loves playing 22 violin and listening to music. Every night, he reads 23 half an hour before he goes to sleep. He likes swimming, too.
It is said that Professor Yuan is one of the 24 people in China. And he cares about 25 but his research.
Now Professor Yuan is working on developing super hybrid rice. He goes to the fields twice a day. ( )16.A.dream ( )17.A.where
B .idea B. whom
C. thought C. which C. successfully C. showed C. In order C. send
D. will D. who D. successful D. introduced D. For D. fed
( )18.A.success B. succeeded ( )19.A.given
( )20.A.Because of B. Because ( )21.A.look after B. feed
( )23.A.on B./ B. in C. a C. for
C. nothing D. the D. to D. most careful D. something ( )24.A.poorest B. richest ( )25.A.everything B. anything
A: It's time for supper. Let’s go to the cafeteria together.
B: Yes, it’s supper time, ___26___ I want to go to the library and return these books to the library first. ___27____
A: Of course! __28___
B: Yes. I think so.
A: Let’s go there first, then we’ll go to the dinning-hall to have supper.
B: Look! Linda! What’s that on the ground?
A: Let me see. Oh, it’s a backpack. ___29___
B: It’s brown. It might be Jane’s, and hers is brown.
A: No, look at the math book. Tom’s name is on it, __30_
B: Let’s go and find Tom first.
A: Hi! You’ve bought a new motorbike, haven’t you?
B: Yes, I have.
班 级 _____________________________(31)_________________________________ ? B: I bought it only yesterday. How do you like it? A: It’s nice except the color.
_______________________(32)_______________________________________ ? A: I prefer red to white.
B: But I like white better.
A: By the way, ________________(33)________________? It must be very expensive.
B: Not very much . It’s about two thousand yuan.
A: Really? It looks like a Japanese one.
B: ________________________(34)_____________________________________ ? A: It’s made in Chongqing.
B: May I have a try?
A: ___________(35)________________________________________ . B: Thank you.
A: You’re welcome.
（ ）36. The three cards can most likely be found in a .
A. hotel B. supermarket C. bookshop D. bank （ ）37. A guest who forgets to bring a toothbrush with him .
A. must buy one from the hotel B. should get one ready by
C. can get one from the hotel for free D. may ask someone to buy
one for him
（ ）38. If guests want to get their towels changed, they should leave
A. in the rack B. on the floor C. under the bed D. in
（ ）39. The third card tells guests .
A. how to get the towel changed B. where to get the towels
C. where to get the bedclothes changed D. how to get the bedclothes
（ ）40.The aim of the article is to .
A. follow the rules of the hotel B. get a good service
C. protect our environment D. All of above
A little boy invited his mother to his school’s first teacher-parent meeting. This would be the first time that his classmates and teachers met his mother. He was embarrassed by her appearance. Though she was a beautiful woman, there was a big scar on her face. It covered nearly the whole right side of her face. The boy never wanted to talk about why or how she got the scar. At the meeting, the people were impressed by the kindness and natural beauty of his mother in spite of the scar. But the little boy was still embarrassed and hid himself from everyone. He did, however, overhear(无意间听到) a conversation between his mother and his teacher.
“How did you get the scar on your face?” the teacher asked. The mother said, “When my son was a baby, his room caught fire. Everyone was too afraid to go in because the fire was out of control. I went in. As I was running towards his crib(摇篮), I saw a piece of wood coming down, I put myself over him trying to protect him. I was knocked out. Fortunately, a fireman came in and saved both of us.” She felt the burnt side of her face. “This scar will be there forever, but to this day, I have never regretted doing what I did.” At this point, the little boy came out running towards his mother with tears in his eyes. He hugged her and held her hand tightly for the rest of the day.
( )41. Who came to save the baby when the room got fire?
A. His mother B. His father C. His teacher D. A fireman
( )42. At the meeting, people were impressed by the woman because of ____
A. the scar on her face. B. the beautiful dress she wore.
C. her kindness and natural beauty D. her ugly appearance
( )43. Why did the boy hug his mother and hold her hand for the rest of the day?
A. Because his teacher asked him to do so.
B. Because his mother asked him to do so.
C. Because he was impressed by the conversation between his mother and his teacher.
D. Because he is no longer a child.
( )44. Which one is not true according to the passage?
A. The boy was very young when his room got fire. B. A fireman knocked out the boy’s mother.
C. The fire was very big. D. The boy was embarrassed by his mother’s look before.
( )45. The writer wants to tell us________.
A. how a mother saved her son in a big fire. B. if you have a scar on your face, it doesn’t matter.
C. babies shouldn’t be left in a house alone. D. how deep Mother’s love is.
A little knowledge can make a difference at a time of life or death. Do you know what to do if you find yourself in an earthquake? If you are inside:
Quickly move under a strong desk, a strong table or along a wall. You can also go into a small room like the bathroom. This will protect you from falling things. Do not get into a lift.
Don’t stand near windows, large mirrors, heavy furniture or fireplaces.
If you’re outside:
Move away from buildings and streetlights. These could fall on you. Squat(蹲下)and protect your head until the shaking stops.
After the earthquake:
Check, take care of injuries and help make sure people around you are all right. Watch out for aftershocks.
Protect yourself by wearing long pants, a long－sleeved(长袖的)shirt and strong shoes.
Listen to the radio for the latest information.
（ ）46.If you are in a tall building when an earthquake happens, you’d better ______.
A. run into a lift B. not stay in the bathroom
C. stand near large mirrors D. not stand near windows
（ ）47.If you are outside during an earthquake, _______.
A. you must move into a building B. you cannot squat
C. you have to stop the shaking D. you must move away from streetlights.
（ ）48.After the earthquake, you should _______.
A. look after injuries B. not help the others around you
C. protect yourself D. not listen to the radio for the latest information
（ ）49.The underlined word “aftershocks” in the passage means “_______” in Chinese.
A.震感 B.震源 C.余震 D.防震
（ ）50.The passage is mainly about ______.
A. What to do before an earthquake takes place
B. what to do if you are in an earthquake
C. how to escape from an earthquake when you’re at home
D. how to predict an earthquake in the open air
There are many books about friendship, but Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, written in 1936, is the most famous. This “how to” book about getting along with other people became a best seller. It was later put into 28 languages.
Dale Carnegie’s advice seems to be simple, but can his advice help you? Do you need to change the way you act? Here is the list of advice from his book: ________51____________
Always greet with a smile. Begin with “excuse me” or “would you please” when you want to ask somebody. Remember to say “thank you” and try to be as helpful as you can. ________52____________
Find some time to do special things for other people. Making some soup for a sick neighbor may seem like a little thing to you, but it will make your neighbor feel a lot better. _________53___________
They say that the sweetest music to a person’s ears is the sound of his or her own name. _________54__________
Try to understand other people’s ways and ideas and learn something from them. _________55___________
When someone is talking to you, look at him or her, listen carefully and say something when necessary.
56. She likes musicians who （write）their own lyrics.
57. I prefer singing to _______（dance）.
58. The boy _______（see）to play basketball just now.
59. Would you mind my_______（close）the window? 60. Be sure （ see ）this exhibition at the Lido Gallery.
A. 明天(星期五)全班同学将去参观科学博物馆(the Science Museum)，由你(班长)通知全体同学。(通知的开头和结尾已给出)内容如下：