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2014年九年级英语竞赛试题及答案

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九年级英语试题

一、单项填空。(共20小题;每小题1分,满分20分)从A、B、C和D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

( ) 1. — What do you mean ______ “too hot”?

— I mean it’s too hot for this time of year.

A. by B. with C. for D. to

( ) 2. —Did you sleep well last night?

—Yes, never slept ______.

A. worse B. best C. badly D. better

( ) 3. He was a much older player but he had the great ______ of experience.

A. interest B. success C. advantage D. hobby

( ) 4. In the dark street, there wasn’t a single person ______ she could turn for help.

A. that B. who C. to whom D. from whom

( ) 5. Which do you feel like ______ the time on the train, chatting with friends or just reading something?

A. killing B. to share C. to kill D. sharing

( ) 6. The driver asked all of the passengers to remain ______ until the bus stopped completely.

A. seating B. to seat C. seat D. seated

( ) 7. We were anxious about you. You ______ home without a word.

A. mustn’t leave B. couldn’t have left C. needn’t leave D. shouldn’t have left

( ) 8. The book I put on the desk ______ there ever since.

A. has laid B. laid C. lay D. has been lying

( ) 9. Americans eat ______ as they actually need every day.

A. twice as much protein (蛋白质) B. twice as many protein

C. twice protein as much D. twice protein

( ) 10. —Why was it so noisy in your room yesterday evening?

— The children ______ the party.

A. had B. has had C. had had D. were having

( ) 11. ______of the students’ time is spent in the new library.

A. third four B. thirds four C. three fourths D. three fourth

( ) 12. —What about your work?

— We had wanted to finish our task by noon, but it didn’t quite ______ as planned.

A. find out B. work out C. give out D. put out

( ) 13. — Is that 120? My mother has got a heart trouble.

— OK, help is ______.

A. in the way B. by the way C. on the way D. in this way

( ) 14. Jack managed to (成功)deal with the argument between lily and Mike without hurting the feelings of ______.

A. neither B. none C. either D. both

( ) 15. — How can I operate the washing machine?

—______ the coins in the slot and the machine will start to work.

A. To drop B. If you drop C. Drop D. After dropping

( ) 16. — Look! Here ______.

— Oh, yes, here ______.

A. the bus comes…it comes B. comes the bus…comes it

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C. does the bus come…does it come D. comes the bus…it comes

( ) 17. I’ll come to see you on Sunday morning ______ you tell me not to.

A. whether B. if C. unless D. since

( ) 18. In the busiest season the farmers are often seen ______ their tractors working from morning till night.

A. to have B. have C. had D. /

( ) 19. — Would you please take this along to the office for me ?

—______.

A. That’s right B. With pleasure C. It’s my pleasure D. Don’t mention.

( ) 20. —I think you should call John and say sorry to her.

—______. It was her fault.

A. Not possible B. No way C. Not at all D. No chance

第二节:完形填空。(共20小题;每小题1分,满分20分)

The sound of the rain hitting the windows wakes me up and it sound just exactly as it did 15 years ago, which me of my girlhood.

It was my second day of and it was raining heavily. I could not resist the habit I had at home , so I fell asleep right at my Dad’s back. We were home. It was the last time I felt to him.

After that, I thought he never carried me or hugged me as other fathers did to their children. However, I was not bothered much by this and “grown up.” However, there were when I felt depressed by not having sought comfort from him.

One day, I was writing Chinese characters as homework. I hated doing this more than anything. Dad came and stood behind me for a moment, me scratching (乱吐,勾抹) the paper. Then he said,“This kind of writing needs ress harder.”

I follow his for the next two weeks, but I could see little improvement. So I followed my own method again-the way. His advice did not improve my writing but our in Grade 6, which was the highest grade in town then, so he was considered to be a put on the walls, but he never felt very useful.

He often said to me, “As you can see, this family is going to count on you. We are to improve you anything for your future .Your have to get to change the life for yourself.”

As a result of his it through high school and through college.

( ) 21. A. reminded B. remembered C. forgot D. impressed

( ) 22. A. graduation B. employment C. college D. school

( ) 23. A. dormitory B. door C. desk D. bed

( ) 24 A. at B. already C. beyond D. halfway

( ) 25. A. close B. near C. happy D. relaxed

( ) 26. A. gap B. thought C. action D. accident

( ) 27. A. lonely B. depressed C. independent D. comfortable

( ) 28. A. times B. places C. people D. things

( ) 29. A. helping B. directing C. watching D. blaming

( ) 30. A. skill B. patience C. time D. practice

( ) 31. A. introduction B. manner C. spirit D. advice

( ) 32. A. even B. while C. still D. though

( ) 33. A. difficult B. slow C. efficient D. fast

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( ) 34. A. relationship B. friendship C. thought D. life

( ) 35. A. schooling B. life C. hope D. expectation

( ) 36. A. writer B. scholar C. scientist D. specialist

( ) 37. A. tired B. glad C. useless D. ready

( ) 38. A. an education B. a rich boyfriend C. a well-paid job D. a good writing

( ) 39. A. help B. expectations C. examination D. watch

( ) 40. A. succeeded B. got C. made D. found

第二部分:阅读理解(第一节25小题,第二节5小题;每小题2分,满分60分)

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Global travel rnational tourist arrivals in millions

2005 statistics

( ) 41. According to the statistics(统计), which destination attracted the most tourists in 2005?

A. Middle East B. America C. Asia and Pacific D. Europe

( ) 42. During which interval(间隔)was there the greatest increase of global travel?

A. Between 2001-2002. B. Between 2003-2004

C. Between 2002-2003 D. Between 2004-2005.

( ) 43. Which is true about the diagram(图表)?

A. The diagram shows there will be a steady (稳固的) increase of global travel over the next few years.

B. Global travel suffered a slight drop every year from 2000 to 2003.

C. The number of tourists increased by 21 million from 2001 to 2002.

D. Tourists from Europe made up half of the total in 2005.

( ) 44. This diagram is mainly about ______.

A. different destinations for tourists B. statistics of global travel from 2000 to 2005

C. the prediction of international tourists arrivals. D. the tendency(趋势)of global travel

( ) 45. Where can we probably read this diagram?

A. A story book. B. A fashion magazine. C.A travel guide. D. A comic.

B

Mr. Harris used to work in Dover, but then he changed his work, and he and his wife moved to another town. They did not have many friends there, but they soon met a lot of interesting people, and after a few weeks, they often went to dinner or to parties at other people’s houses.

Then Mrs. Harris said to her husband, “We’ve been to a lot of other people’s houses, and now we must invite them to our house, mustn’t we?”

“Yes, certainly,” answered her husband, “A big party will be the easiest thing, won’t it? Then we can start to invite people to dinner in small numbers next month.”So Mrs. Harris said, “Yes, I’ll invite all our friends here to a big party on 5th December.”

“How many will that be?” Mr. Harris asked. “Don’t invite too many.”Mrs. Harris was beginning to write the invitations when her husband saw that she was writing, “Party: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.”

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“That isn’t very nice, is it?” he said. “You’re telling our guests that they must go at 8:30.” So Mrs. Harris just wrote “Party: 6:30 p.m.”

A lot of guests came, and they all had a good time, so they did not go home at 8:30. In fact they were still there at mid-night when the door bell rang and a policeman arrived. He said, “You must stop making a noise, because someone has complained.”

Mr. Harris said he did not want to quarrel with the policeman, so everyone went home. They were sorry to have to go.

When Mr. and Mrs. Harris were alone again, she said to him. “That was a surprise, wasn’t it? Who complained about the noise?”

“I did,” Mr Harris answered in a tired voice.

( )46. Why did Mr. Harris and his wife move to another town?

A. They wanted to make some new friends.

B. Mr. Harris changed his work.

C. They wanted to meet a lot of interesting people.

D. They enjoyed going to parties and visiting other people’s houses.

( )47. What made Mr. and Mrs. Harris hold a party at their house?

A. It was cheap to hold a big party at home.

B. They could ask people to dinner in small numbers.

C. They had gone to other people’s parties many times.

D. They liked making friends with others.

( )48. How long would Mrs. Harris like the party to last?

A. From the morning till night. B. About fourteen hours.

C. About two hours. D. Till midnight

( )49. When did the party end that evening?

A. At about 8:30. B. When the policeman talked with Mr. Harris on the phone.

C. About twelve o’clock. D. When someone telephoned the police station.

( )50. Why did Mr. Harris telephone the policeman about the noise?

A. Because someone rang his door bell many times at mid-night.

B. He did not want his friends to stay late that night.

C. His friends had a good time that night and also felt tired.

D. Because he hated the friends.

C

In the United States, when one becomes rich, he wants people to know it. And even if he does not become very rich, he wants people to think that he is. That is what “keeping up with the Joneses” is about. It is the story of someone who tried to look as rich as his neighbours.

The expression was first used in 1913 by a young American called Arthur Momand. He told this story about himself. He began earning $125 a week at the age of 23. That was a lot of money in those days. He got married and moved with his wife to a very wealthy neighbourhood outside New York City. When he saw that rich people rode horses, Momand went horseback riding every day. When he saw that rich people had servants, Momand and his wife also hired a servant and gave big parties for their new neighbours.

It was like a race, but one could never finish his race because one was always trying to keep up. The race ended for Momand and his wife when they could no longer pay for their new way of life. They moved back to an apartment in New York City.

Momand looked around him and noticed that many people do things just to keep up with rich 4

lifestyle of their neighbours. He saw the funny side of it and started to write a series of short stories. He called it “Keeping up with the Joneses” because “Jones” is a very common name in the United States. “Keeping up with the Joneses” came to mean keeping up with rich lifestyle of the people around you. Momand’s series appeared in different newspapers across the country for over 28 years.

People never seem to get tired of keeping up with the Joneses. And there are “Joneses” in every city of the world. But one must get tired of trying to keep up with the Joneses because no matter what one does, Mr. Jones always seems to be ahead.

( ) 51. Some people want to keep up with the Joneses because they _______.

A. want to be as rich as their neighbours B. want others to know or to think that they are rich

C. don’t want others to know they are rich D. want to be happy

( ) 52. It can be inferred (推断) from the story that rich people like to _______.

A. live outside New York City B. live in New York city

C. live in apartments D. have many neighbours

( ) 53. Arthur Momand used the name “Jones” in his series of short stories because “Jones” is _______.

A. an important name B. a popular name in the United States

C. his neighbour’s name D. not a good name

( ) 54. According to the writer, it is _______ to keep up with the Joneses.

A. correct B. interesting C. impossible D. good

( ) 55. From the text, we know that _______.

A. All the neighbors of Momand like to keep up with the Joneses. ’t want to keep up with rich lifestyles.

C. Momand never seems to get tired of keeping up with the Joneses.

D

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa. It is also the second largest

lake in the world. It is an important lake because it is one of the sources(源头)

for the longest river in the world, the Nile River. Lake Victoria provides a

source of water, food, and power for several African countries. Lake Victoria is a big part of African life.

Unfortunately, Lake Victoria has a problem. It is shrinking. There are several power stations at Lake Victoria in Uganda. These are on the Nile River, and besides producing power, they keep the water of the lake at a certain level. For the past forty years, that level has been 11.9 meters. Over the last several years, the water level has dropped by about 2.5 meters. There seem to be several reasons for this drop.

One possible reason is drought(干旱). Drought has been very bad in the area since 2000. Lake Victoria gets all of its water from rain, so the drought means less water in the lake.

However, some environmentalists believe that the real problem is the power plants(工厂) on Lake Victoria. Uganda depends on those power plants for most of its power, and they made the power plants larger in 2000. Many people believe the power plants have been taking too much water off Lake Victoria. As a result, they have been asked to use less water until Lake Victoria goes back to its old level.

Whether the low water level is caused by drought or power plants, the result is the same. This is already a poor area of Africa, where many people live a really hard life. People, animals and plants around Lake Victoria will suffer even more from low water levels on the lake. Many people

need Lake Victoria for fishing or growing food. Fish need the water to live, and animals need it for 5

water. Plants around the lake will die without the water, and then more animals and people will suffer. Unless the lake fills soon, many people will suffer and die.

( ) 56.Lake Victoria is __________.

A. an important lake in Africa B. the largest lake in the world

C. the source of water, food and power for America

D. the only source for the Nile River

( ) 57. What does “It is shrinking” most probably mean?

A. It is becoming larger. B. It is becoming more beautiful.

C. It is becoming smaller. D. It is becoming more useful.

( ) 58. The water level of Lake Victoria is now __________.

A.2.5 meters B.11.9 meters C.14.4 meters D.9.4 meters

( ) 59. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A. Rain water is the only source for the lake.

B. There has been little rain in the lake area since 2000.

C. The power plants in Uganda provide water for the lake.

D The power plants in Uganda were made larger in 2000.

( ) 60. According to the passage, how can we solve the problems around Lake Victoria?

A. People must build more power plants.

B. More sources of water must be found.

C. Every country should offer some money to Africa.

D. All the people living in the area should move to another place.

E

When Mary Moore began her high school in 1951, her mother told her, "Be sure and take a typing course so when this show business thing doesn't work out, you'll have something to rely on." Mary responded in typical teenage fashion. From that moment on, "The very last thing I ever thought about doing was taking a typing course," she recalls.

The show business thing worked out, of course. In her career, Mary won many awards. Only recently, when she began to write Growing Up Again, did she regret ignoring(忽视) her morn," I don't know how to use a computer," she admits.

Unlike her 1995 autobiography, After All, her second book is less about life as an award-winning actress and more about living with diabetes (糖尿病). All the money from the book is planned for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an organization she serves as International chairman. "I felt there was a need for a book like this," she says." I didn't want to lecture, but I wanted other diabetics to know that things get better when we're self-controlled and do our part in fighting with the disease."

But she hasn't always practiced what she teaches. In her book, she describes that awful day, almost 40 years ago, when she received two pieces of life-changing news. First, she had lost the baby she was carrying, and second, tests showed that she had diabetes. In a childlike act, she left the hospital and treated herself to a box of doughnuts (甜甜圈). Years would pass before she realized she had to grow up ---again---and take control of her diabetes, not let it control her. Only then did she give up her three-pack-a-day cigarette habit, overcome her addiction(上瘾) to alcohol, and begin to follow a balanced diet.

Although her disease has affected her eyesight and forced her to the sidelines of the dance floor, she refuses to fall into self-pity. "Everybody on earth can ask, 'why me?' about something or other," she explains. "It doesn't do any good. No one is immune (免疫的) to heartache, pain, and disappointments. Sometimes we can make things better by helping others. I've come to realize the 6

importance of that as I've grown up this second time. I want to speak out and be as helpful as I can be."

( ) 61. Why did Mary feel regretful?

A. She didn't achieve her ambition. B. She didn't take care of her mother.

C. She didn't complete her high school. D. She didn't follow her mother's advice.

( ) 62. We can know that before 1995 Mary .

A. had two books published B. received many career awards

C. knew how to use a computer D. supported the JDRF by writing

( ) 63. Mary's second book Growing Up Again is mainly about her .

A. living with diabetes B. successful show business

C. service for an organization D. remembrance of her mother

( ) 64. When Mary received the life-changing news, she .

A. lost control of herself B. began a balanced diet

C. Med to get a treatment D. behaved in an adult way

( ) 65. What can we know from the last paragraph?

A. Mary feels pity for herself.

B. Mary has recovered from her disease.

C. Mary wants to help others as much as possible.

D. Mary determines to go back to the dance floor.

从A、B、C、D和E中选择符合文字内容的图示,并将答案写在对应题号的横线上。

66. Activity 1---------

◇ Hold arms straight out to the siders

◇ Move your arms in circles.

◇ Come back to the starting position and move your arms in the other direction.

67. Activity 2---------

◇ Raise one foot backward, and hold it with one hand.

◇ Breathe and slowly pull your foot to your hip(屁股).

◇ Try to keep both knees together.

68. Activity 3---------

◇ Stand with some space in front of and behind you. Move the top of your body downward. ◇ Keep your back straight and reach for your feet with both hands.

◇ Hold this for about half a minute.

69. Activity 4---------

◇ Take one step forward with your right foot.

◇ Put your hands on the right knee and press.

◇ Do the acton in the same way with your left foot.

70. Activity 5---------

◇ Stand with feet shoulder-width apart(两脚与肩同宽).

◇ Raise both arms overhead.

◇ Hold for about half a minute and relax.

A B C D

E

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九年级英语试题参考答案

1-5 ADCCC 6-10 DDDAD 11-15 CBCCC

16-20 DCABB 21-25 ADCDA 26-30 BCACB 31-35 DCDAA 36-40 BCABC 41-45 DBCBC 46-50 BCCCB 51-55 BABBC 56-60 ACDCB 61-65 DBAAC

66-70 EDACB 8

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