承思教育 九年级专训 “Li Sir” 杯能力大比武英语试题 2012.12
5. What’s the boy’s hobby?
A. Drawing B. Singing C. Skating
6. How old was the girl when she started to learn dancing?
A. Five B. Six C. Seven
7. What’re they going to do?
A. To have a meeting B. To go to a party C. To meet a friend
8. What’s the woman going to wear?
A. A shirt. B. A dress. C. A sweater.
9. What’s the programme on BTV 8?
A. A talk show. B. A movie. C. A game.
10. What’re they mainly talking about?
A. When to watch TV. B. What to see on TV tonight. C. How to choose TV programmes.
11. Which cinema are they going to?
A. The one in the shopping center.
B. The one next to the post office.
C. The one near the market.
12. How are they getting there?
A. On foot. B. By car. C. By bus.
13. When does the film start?
A. At 3:50. B. At 4:10 C. At 4:30.
14. How many books can you borrow at most each time?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four.
15. What can you learn from the talk?
A. Students can borrow books and DVDs for free.
B. There are some reading activities every Saturday.
C. If you want to use a computer, you should book first.
16. What’s the speaker doing?
A. Giving some advice. B. Making an introduction. C. Offering several choices.
A. I B. me C. my D. mine
23. In Spain, it’s usual to eat lunch 2 pm.
A. at B. on C. in D. to
24. The prisoner felt sorry for him, there was nothing else he could do.
A. and B. but C. or D. so
25. － －In two weeks’ time on 21st July.
A. How B. What C. Where D. When
26. Most students think Liu Xiang is one of A. famous B. more famous C. most famous D. the most famous
27. － －No, I can’t. They are too difficult for me.
A. Must B. May C. Can D. Need
28. Fortunately, A. nothing B. anything C. something D. everything
’ll need to call your mother and let her know.
A. was B. is C. has been D. will be
30.When I’m in a band, I want 2
A. play B. playing C. to play D. played
31. －Do you know Xiao Li well? －Yes. I HER SINCE SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL.
A. know B. will know C. knew D. have known
32.My mother me a computer as a birthday present next year.
A. gives B. will give C. gave D. has given
33. The Crystal palace A. builds B. built C. is built D. was built
34. Can you tell me A. what were you doing B. what are you doing
C. what you were doing D. what you are doing
I was interested in baseball. My baseball glove was always close by: either under my desk or
my chair at school. My biggest was to play big-league baseball like my favorite star,
My favorite of the school day was the time when I could take out my glove and
my glove. During break, I stood around with sad eyes and drooping(低垂) shoulders, and in class I
was always quiet. She also told me that I could do better in my studies if I concentrated(集中注意
力) on them. 38 was true.
One day, Ms. Welles introduced a special guest to the class—Billy Hawkins! I was very
―What does school have to do with baseball?‖ I asked.
―I’ll show you by giving you a baseball student who answers all the three questions correctly will win two tickets to a Leopards game!‖
I was sure I could answer the questions. The first question was, ―How do you a
player’s batting average (击球率) ?‖ I wasn’t sure how to do the math on it. For the second
question, Billy handed out an article about baseball. It several words I didn’t
understand. The third question was which team had won the World Champion when George Bush
became President. I knew about the World Champion winners, I didn’t know much
Nobody got all the three answers right. we would have another chance the
That week, we all helped each other. The students who were good with numbers taught the
others how to work out the averages. The readers helped with the difficult words, and
the best history students helped with important dates and names. When we took the second
baseball test, we answered all the questions correctly, and the whole class won the tickets!
That afternoon at the stadium, I asked my hero to on my favourite baseball. It
read, ―Keep working hard in school. See you in the big leagues! Billy Hawkins.‖
35. A. job B. plan C. task D. dream
36. A. part B. team C. club D. class
37. A. throw B. take C. leave D. bring
38. A. I B. It C. He D. She
39. A. frightened B. relaxed C. worried D. excited
40. A. game B. test C. ticket D. match
41. A. pick up B. try out C. work out D. put up
42. A. included B. invented C. collected D. increased
43. A. As B. If C. Since D. Though
44. A. Luckily B. Hurriedly C. Honestly D. Probably
45. A. ordinary B. good C. fast D. kind 3
46. A. draw B. hold
六、阅读理解（共26分，每小题2分） C. sign D. keep
In 50 years of traveling, Colin McCorpuodale has visited every country in the world except three. And everywhere he goes, he sends himself a postcard. He always chooses a postcard with beautiful scenery (风景). Usually he writes just a short message to himself. However, he wrote an interesting story on his latest one, from the Malians Island.
Mr. McCorpuodale lives in London. On one of the walls in his room, you can see a large map of the world. There are hundreds of little red pins (大头针) stuck in it. ―These pins mean a lot to me.‖ says Mr. McCorpuodale, ―I follow the rule. I’m allowed to stick one in only if I’ve been in a place for more than 24 hours.‖
Naturally, Mr. McCorpuodale has his favorite places. New Zealand, he describes as ―a wonderful country‖. About China, he says, ―This is the country in the world which is completely different. There is no European influence.‖
Wherever he goes, Mr. McCorpuodale takes with him a photo of his wife, a candle, a shirt with a secret pocket and a pen.
So why does he do it? For the postcards or the travels? Mr. McCorpuodale laughs, ―Neither. Only for the meaningful life.‖
47.What did Mr. McCorpuodale write about on his latest postcard?
scenery. Beautiful places. B．interesting story. An D．His favorite
48 .On a wall in Mr. McCorpuodale’s room, there is B．a postcard to A．a map of the world himself
C．a message to D．a photo of his
49. According to Mr. McCorpuodal, there’s no European influence A．in New Zealand B．in America C．in Australia D．in China
Why play games? Because they are fun, and we can learn even more while playing. Following the rules, planning your next move, acting as a team member — these are all ―game‖ ideas that you will come across all through your life. They can help you in different ways.
Think about some of the games you played as a young child, such as rope-jumping and hide-and-seek. Such games are very interesting. But perhaps more importantly, they translate part of life into exciting games that teach children some of the basic rules they will be expected to follow the rest of their lives, such as taking turns and cooperating (合作).
Many children’s games have a practical side. Children around the world play games that prepare them for work they will do as grown-ups. For example, some Saudi Arabian children play a game called bones, which improves the hand-eye coordination (协调) needed in fishing.
The most famous games of all, the Olympic Games, bring athletes from around the world together to take part in friendly competitions. People who watch the event (比赛项目) know that a gold medal is a win for the whole country, not just the athlete who got it. For countries experiencing natural disasters (灾害) or wars, an Olympic win can mean so much.
Sports games are also an event that unites (团结) people. Football is the most popular sport in the world. People all over the world play it — some for fun and some for a living. Nicolette Iribarne, a Californian football player, has discovered a way to spread hope through football. He 4
承思教育 九年级专训 created a foundation (基金会) to provide poor children with not only soccer balls but also a bright future.
Next time you play your favorite game or sport, think about why you enjoy it, what skills are needed, and whether these skills will help you in other parts of your life.
50. What are children expected to learn when they play games?
A. To act as a team leader. B. To follow the basic rules.
C. To train how to move fast. D. To practice rope-jumping.
51. What can we learn from the passage?
A. Games can help everybody to make much money.
B. Games can turn real-life experiences into a story.
C. Games can make skill learning more interesting.
D. Games can prevent all the countries from disasters.
52．What’s the main idea of the passage?
A. Games can help people in different ways.
B. People are advised to play games for fun.
C. An Olympic win means a lot to every country.
D. Sports can get people all over the world together.
Ask someone what they have done to help the environment recently and they will almost mention recycling, which is the process (过程) of treating used things, such as paper or steel so that they can be used again. Recycling in the home is very important of course. However, being forced to recycle often means we already have more things than we need. We are now dealing with the results of that over-consumption in the possible greenest way, but it would be far better if we did not bring so many things home in the first place.
Here is an example. In the UK, the total of packaging increased by 12% between 1999 and 2005. It now makes up a third of a household’s waste. In many supermarkets, foods are packaged twice with plastic and cardboard.
Too much packaging causes serious environmental problems. The UK is running out of different kinds of ways for dealing with this unnecessary waste. If such packaging is burnt, it gives off greenhouse gases which go on to cause the greenhouse effect (效果). Recycling helps, but the process itself uses energy. The best way of avoiding this problem is to stop producing such unnecessary things in the first place. Food waste is another serious problem, too. Too many supermarkets encourage customers (消费者) to buy more than they need. They seldom encourage customers to reuse their plastic bags, for example. However, a few of them are coming round to the idea that this cannot continue.
But this is not just about supermarkets. It is about all of us. We have learned to connect packaging with quality (质量). We have learned to think that something unpackaged is of poor quality. Is it true for all the products? I n fact, more and more companies realized the importance of protecting the environment. They try to package what really should be packaged, including products in good quality.
As more of us recycle, we are beginning to realize how many unnecessary things are being collected. We need to face the waste of our daily life. Although many people have taken action to recycle, we have a high mountain to climb.
53. What does the underlined word ―over-consumption‖ mean?
A. Making the environment green.
B. Recycling as much as possible.
C. Making more products than necessary.
D. Having more things than being needed.
54. What is the main purpose of the second paragraph?
A. To show the facts of over-used packaging.
B. To talk about the possible greenest ways.
C. To teach people how to do recycling at home.
D. To express worries about environmental problems.
55. What can be in ferred from the fourth paragraph?
A. Unpackaged products are of bad quality.
B. Other products are better packaged than food.
C. We can’t always connect quality with packaging.
D. Supermarkets should care more about packaging.
56. What does the passage mainly talk about?[来源:学+科+网Z+X+X+K]
A. Supermarkets should recycle first.
B. Packaging causes serious problems.
C. Needless things are mostly recycled.
D. Recycling should be done in the first place.
You have learned about energy. Do you know that HEAT is a form of ENERGY? Yep, this form of energy acts on everything. And, we’re going to look at a few experiments to learn how this form of energy acts and why we need to know all about it.
The heat energy of something is decided by how active its atoms(原子)and molecules(分子)are. A hot object is one whose atoms and molecules are excited and show rapid movement. A cooler object’s molecules and atoms will be less excited and show less movement. When these guys are in the excited state, they take up a lot of space because they’re moving around so fast. When the atoms and molecules settle down, or cool down, they take up less space.
If a HOT high-energy atom comes into contact with a cool low-energy atom, the excited atom will loose some of its energy to the cool atom. The two atoms will reach an energy level that’s between where they each started out. That level is called Thermal Equilibrium.
Experiment: If you have a cup of really hot chocolate and want to cool it down, you may put an ice cube in the cup. After the ice has completely melted (disappeared), the hot chocolate and the melted ice have come to Thermal Equilibrium.
Now that you have an idea of what heat is, let’s look at some of the effects of this form of energy. Here’s another experiment. Blow up a balloon, but not all the way. Put the balloon in a refrigerator for about an hour, then take it out. Did it become smaller? Why?
It became smaller because the air molecules inside the balloon slowed down and are taking up less space. Now put the balloon in direct sunlight. What happened after it warmed up? Why? From the above experiment, we learned a very important fact—heat causes things to ―grow‖. We call this Thermal Expansion. If things ―grow‖ when heated, what do you think happens to them when they get cold?
If you get a chance to check out some railroad tracks, notice the gaps or separations between the rails. (Don’t get run over by a train!) Thermal expansion and contraction is why those gaps are placed there that way, and why expansion joints are placed in long highway bridges. You’ve probably felt expansion joints on old concrete highways. Remember the ―thump–thump‖ sound as you rode over them?
57. What is Thermal Equilibrium?
A. The fact that hot atoms loose some energy to cool atoms when they meet.
B. The fact that there are always the gaps or separations between the rails.
C. The fact that heat causes things to increase in size.
D. The fact that heat is another form of energy.
58. Why is the first paragraph written?
A. To explain what heat energy is. B. To sort energy forms for readers. 6
C. To give examples of heat energy. D. To tell readers what to read here.
59. What is the last paragraph mainly about?
A. Why thermal expansion is on the tracks and highways.
B. How to check railroad tracks and concrete highways.
C. Why railroads and highways are built that way.
D. How to remember the ―thump–thump‖ sound.
Mr. White works in an office. He’s able and can easily deal with all kinds of matters. . Of course he’s often busy and has no time to do the housework. His wife does all at home.
Last Friday, their daughter was hurt in a traffic accident and had to be in hospital. Mrs. White had to look after her there and she couldn’t go home to take care of the house and her husband. When Mr. White was at home alone, he never cooked meals. Yesterday morning, before Mr. White got up, the telephone rang. . His friend told him to write down an important telephone number. But he could find neither a pen nor a piece of paper. At this moment, he found there was much dust (灰尘) on the table and he wrote the number on it with his forefinger (食指). . In t he afternoon, his wife came back to look for a sweater for her daughter. When Mr. White returned from work and saw his wife cleaning the table,
Do you have friends? Yes, of course. The need of a friend is unquestionable in these days. International Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendship. And it is very popular in western countries. The day has been celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years. Friendship Day comes on different dates in different countries. In 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations（联合国大会）stated 30 July as official International Friendship Day.
On a Friendship Day, not only teenagers but people in all age groups have different ways to make this day special for their friends. Some believe to give a surprise party to their very dear friends, while some believe to go for an outing and talk to each other will make their life special. Those who live far away from each other and can’t make to meet personally on Friendship Day prefer to send flowers and greeting cards online. There are different kinds of gifts in these days on Friendship Day. Some believe to give expensive gifts like a watch, a mobile phone, a music player to their friends. There is no exact way how to celebrate a Friendship Day, and it depends on each and every one’s feelings and standard of living. So people should think of the cost while celebrating Friendship Day. If you want to leave a memorable Friendship Day in the mind of your friends, the best way is to pay attention to what your friends like most. Prepare in such a way and they will feel you are the special one in their life.
64. Is Friendship Day very popular in western countries?
65. When is International Friendship Day?
66. How do people offer Friendship Day greetings if they are far away from each other?
67. What should people do to make a memorable Friendship Day?
68. What does the writer mainly tell us about Friendship Day?
my camera. Can you lend me your camera?
It’s thought quite rude if you leave 73. 在日常生活中，对于我们来说，懂得如何与别人和睦相处是很必要的。
Recently more and more people are taking part in volunteers work.