Shanghai Junior High School English Contest
I. Test on culture (每小题1分，共25分)
1. In the abbreviation UNESCO, the letter “E” stands for _______.
A. Educational B. Economic 2. A. Washington D.C B. California
3. The capital of Scotland is _______.
A. Cardiff B. Belfast 4. 5.
C. San Francisco D. New York
C. Baton Rouge D. New Orleans
A. Chicago B. New York C. Los Angeles D. San Francisco
9. When people say “Pigs might fly”, they mean A. they think something is impossible B. they see something amazing
C. they see some very fat people
10. Where is the US farm belt located?
A. Northeast B. West C. Midwest
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D. they think someone is very fat
中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 11. In which state is the Yellowstone National Park located?
A. North Dakota B. Nebraska C. Wyoming D. Colorado
12. The national anthem of the UK now is _______.
A. God Save the King
C. God Save the Queen B. The Star-Spangled Banner D. Long Live Great Britain
13. Who was the British Prime Minister when World War II ended?
A. F. Scott Fitzgerald B. Margaret Thatcher C. Winston Churchill D. John Major
14. The two major political parties in America are _______.
A. the Conservative and the Labour
C. the Conservative and the Republicans
15. Who drafted the Declaration of Independence?
A. Abraham Lincoln B. John Locke
16. How many kilometers is one mile equal to?
A. about 0.6 km B. about 1.6 km
17. In the story of Noah’s Ark, a dove flood was drying up.
A. Germany D. the Netherlands
20. C. New Olean D. New Eastland
B. The Pilgrims D. Dutch merchants
22. Auld Lang Syge is a song often sung on .
A. Christmas Eve
C. the last day of the year B. Christmas Day D. Thanksgiving Day
23. What is the name of the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II?
A. Windsor Castle B. Clarence House
D. Buckingham Palace
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24. What is the British Flag commonly known as? A. St. George’s Cross C. The Union Jack
B. The White, Red and Blue D. The Common Flag
25. Christmas Day celebrates the birth of _______. A. Santa Clause
B. Jesus Christ
D. the King
D. but D. show
B. because B. accept
C. and C. share
34. A. therefore 35. A. get
It was the night of the full moon, a time which always drives Java’s young people mad with excitement.
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Fireworks were lit long before the moon the interesting scene. Everywhere, there were the paper of used fireworks lying on the ground. Little boys more and covered their ears as they waited for the explosions.
The moon appeared above the horizon: huge, ball high above the city, and the streets filled with people, as Java began to enjoy one of the year’s greatest events: “the Night of the Full Moon”, a festival that is especially popular young people.
in D. free D. bent D. still D. admire D. empty
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46. A. fond 47. A. jumped 48. A. so 49. A. follow 50. A. clean
B. little B. sat B. even B. show B. gray
C. full C. stood C. yet C. notice C. peaceful
中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 III. Reading comprehension (51-60题每小题1分, 61-71题每小题2分, 72-77题每小题3分, 共50分)
Many of us like cooking but never have much time for it. Helen Fry’s new book Quick Cooking has been specially written for busy people. It has over 1,000 recipes, from the famous Spanish gazpacho to Swedish smorgasbord. The book is well written and the photographs and drawings are clear. (They are like those in the excellent little Quick Dressmaking and Quick Gardening.) The book has a strong plastic cover. It is easy to find your way around it too. And Quick Cookingcheaper —easy to follow. You take something simple like a chicken or some and make an unusual of example, there are no fewer than 40 recibeginners will have to find out a lot of things for himself —Quick Cooking is excellent value.
A、 The book is called much time.
author Christie, married lady and one of the most successful writers of detective stories in the world.
In June 1977, a baby girl became seriously ill in Qatar, near Sandi Arabia. Doctors were unable to find out the cause of her illness, so she was flown to London and sent to Hammersmith Hospital. A team of doctors hurried to examine the baby only to discover that they, too, were puzzled by the very unusual signs of illness. While they were having a discussion about the baby’s illness, a nurse asked to speak to them.
“Excuse me,” said Nurse Marsha Maitland, “but I think the baby is suffering from thallium poisoning (铊中毒) .” “What makes you think that?” Dr. Brown asked. “Thallium poisoning is very rare.”
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中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 “A few days ago, I was reading a novel called A Pale Horse by Agatha Christie,” Nurse Maitland explained. “In the book, somebody uses thallium poison, and all the signs are exactly the same as the baby’s . ”
“You are very careful and you may be right,” another doctor said, “we’ll carry out some tests and find out whether it’s thallium or not.”
Tests showed that the baby had indeed been poisoned by thallium. Once they knew the cause of the illness, the doctors were able to give the baby the correct treatment. She soon recovered and was sent back to Qatar. Later on it was proved that the poison might have come from an insecticide (杀虫剂) used in Qatar.
（1） Who first suggested the correct cause of the baby’s illness?
A．A doctor in Qatar. B．Nurse Maitland.
（2） Why was the baby sent to London?
B．The hospitals in Qatar were full at that time. C．D．
D．（5） A．They were very quick to agree with her.
B．They were unhappy over her interruption.
C．They said she was wrong because thallium poisoning was very rare.
D．They thought it was a possibility worth considering.
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中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 LONDON — A morning’s train ride away, across the Channel, English kids talk about Liverpool’s soccer team in a Paris pub.
Some Parisians have even started to go to work in London.
In the 19th century, Charles Dickens compared the two great rival cities, London and Paris, in A Tale of Two Cities. These days, it might be A Tale of One City.
Parisians are these days likely to smile in sympathy at a visitor’s broken French and respond in polite English. As jobs grew lack at home over recent years, perhaps 250,000 Frenchmen moved With an customs.
Chantal Jaouen, a professional designer, agrees.
There is, of course, the other view. Julie Lenoux laugh more in Paris,” she said.
London, you can be who you want. No one cares.”
（6） The best title for this passage is ______.
A. Londoners and Parisians
C. The Similarity of Two Cities B. A Modern Tale of Two Cities D. Fancy London and Fashionable Paris
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中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 （7） We can infer from the text that ______.
A. Paris and London have become perfect partners
B. London feels more full of life
C. life in Paris is structured
D. Paris and London have become fierce competitors
（8） The underlined word” flocked” probably means ______.
A. came in large numbers
C. rushed hurriedly B. flew a long way D. drove long distances
（9） Living in Paris, you may find that ______.
A. life is better B. things are cheaper
C. people are more attractive
（10） From the passage we can know that ______.
A. the two cities have developed very fast
B. London is better than Paris now
A senior United on May 29 praised China for its remarkable ).
“can be very satisfied
up -fifth of the world’s total. “The reason behind the great achievement is
The UN when addressing a group of 50 children and staff from the Beijing Children’s Welfare Home at the Shangri-la Hotel, Beijing.
The hotel invited the orphans to share snacks, sing, dance and play games at a park inside the hotel for a “Share the Sunshine” party, as a prelude (前奏) to celebrations to mark the Children’s Day.
The Beijing children’s Welfare Home, set up soon after New China was founded in 1949, has at present more than 400 children.
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中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 A leading official of the welfare institution said that the children live a happy life and that the agency spends 400-500 yuan a month for an average orphan. An average Chinese workers earned 440 yuan a month during the first quarter this year.
Gu Xiaojin, deputy secretary-general of the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF), said people from all walks of life have contributed to the welfare of the Chinese children.
She said that CYDF set up the Project Hope in 1989, which calls on people across the country to donate money to help poor children to continue their schooling.
By the end of last year, she said, CYDF had collected nearly 700 million establishment of 2, 074 Hope primary schools and enabled more than 1.25 to return to school classrooms.
Three “Hope Stars” also attended the party. They were are economically supported by the Project Hope to (in the poverty-stricken regions. They will be torchbearers Team for coming Atlanta Olympic Games this year.
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yuan or so
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C. supporting the Chinese Team for the coming Atlanta Olympic Games
D. establishing 2, 074 Hope primary schools all over the country
（14） We can infer from the text that _______.
A. every Chinese child has his own special need, so we should pay special attention to each of them and take good
care of them
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中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 B. all the children in the poverty-stricken regions of China are too poor to go to school
C. ever since liberation, the Chinese Communist Party has been concerned about the growth of the younger
D. with the help of UNICEF officials, there are no more dropouts in China
（15） This passage was most likely written in _______.
A. 1992 B. 1996 C. 1998 D. 2000
（16） Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. One-fifth of the world population is made up of Chinese children.
B. The Hope Project was set up in 1989.
C. Around 450 yuan per mouth is spent on an average orphan.
D. An average Chinese worker earned about 5,300 yuan
pain out of speech making. Ask and don’t your audience.
If you follow these simple steps, you’ll see that you don’t have to be afraid of public speaking. In fact, you may find the experience so enjoyable that you volunteer to make more speeches! You’re not convinced yet? Give it a try and see what happens.
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中国领先的高端教育连锁集团 （17） Which of the following best summarizes the passage?
A．You can improve your speaking ability. B．A poor speaker can never change. C．Always make a short speech. D．It is hard to make a speech.
（18） The word “terrified” means _______.
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I. Test on culture
1-5 A D C D D
6 -10 B D B A C
16-20 C C C B D B A D C A
21-25 C C D C B
3 分。 A B C D D C D A D A C B A D A C C A B C C B D D B
56-60 B D A C D
61-65 B A A B A
66-71 B D A C B A
72-77 A D A D B B
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