三江中学2013学年第一学期八年级英语竞赛试题卷 一、 单项选择
1. Her parents are busy, but his ________ much________.
A. is; busier B. are; busier C. is; the busier D. are; the busier
2. His father looked_______ at my medal. He looked_________.
A. happy，happy B. happy; happily
C. happily; happy D. happily; happily
3. The art exhibition will me rich and famous.
A. do B. have C. help D. make
4. Sandy is glad to help all ________ students in her class.
A. other B. others C. the other D. the others
5. ---You dropped _____ “s” in the word “professional”.
---Oh, _____letter “s” should be doubled like this “professional”.
A. a, a B. an, a C. an, the D. the, the
6 World _____ Day is on 11th , July.
A. Population B. Children?s C. Mother?s D. Labor
7. Which of the following countries can?t have a white Christmas?
A. Canada B. Australia C. England D. China 8 _______ is the largest fresh lake in China.
A. Dongting Lake B. West Lake
C. Poyang Lake D. Tai Lake
9. Eating vegetables maybe help you keep in _______.
A. healthy B. health C. healthily D. unhealthy
10. There are more than ______ in our school.
A. two hundreds teachers B. two hundred teachers
C. two hundreds of teachers D. two hundred of teachers
11. The meat is ______expensive and eating _______meat is bad for your health.
A. too much , much too B. much too ,too much
C. too much ,too much D. much too, much too
12 --- It is said that it will get________ later.
A. What; bad B. What; worse C. How; bad D. How; worse 13 -- _________ are you leaving here? ---In half a month.
A. How long B. How much C. How soon D. How often
14. I didn?t see ________, for there wasn?t _________.
A. enough clearly, light enough B. clearly enough, enough light
C. enough clearly, enough light D. clearly enough, light enough 15 We went to the country _______ a very cold morning.
A. at B. in C. with D. on
16. —Did it ____ you 10 hours to get to Shanghai last week?
—No, just 1 hour by plane.
A. pay B. spend C. take D. have
17 — Sir, I want to ask for a leave. My daughter was ill in hospital. — _________________
A. That sounds good. B. Have a good time.
C. I?m sorry to hear that. D. I hope you feel better soon. 18. I usually walk but ______ I take the bus.
A. sometime B. sometimes C. some time D. some times
19. This pair of shoes is much too small. Would you like to give me another _____?
A. shoe B. shoes C. one D. pair 20. This kind of cake looks _____ and sells _____.
A. good well B. well, good C. good, good D. well, well
Do you like drinking milk? If your answer is “yes”, do you know its ?
Milk was one of the main foods for people long history was written. It will probably keep on one as long as there are animals that give milk.
Even the word “milk” is very old. It Sanskrit(梵文), one of the oldest languages known to man. A very old picture of has been found. It was drawn more than five thousand years ago.
In the years long ago, people got milk from their own animals. But new inventions made the milk industry(工业) a big business. In 1851 Gail Borden found a way to some of the water out of milk. This made it keep much longer. Four years later, Louis Pasteur a way to kill the bacteria(细菌) in milk. Next, a special milk bottle was made. This was followed the invention of machines that could fill bottles with milk.
These discoveries had a great effect(影响) on the milk industry. They that milk could be kept for a very long time. Thanks to them, now we can buy long-life milk in bags or boxes, which can keep fresh for a , or even longer.
Some people believe that milk drinking will become less popular it was before. But remember how milk has been an important food and think of many in which it is useful. It seems safe to say that milk industry will be important.
1.A.use 2. A. when 3. A. acting 4. A. makes from` 5. A. milking 6. A. late 7. A. take 8. A. got 9. A. with 10. A. meant 11. A. day 12. A. as 13. A. far 14. A. ways 15. A. ever
B. than B. being B. comes from B. milk B. now B. make B. found B. by B. said B. year B. to B. widely B. methods B. never
C. history C. as C. doing C. comes out C. milked C. later C. drink C. asked C. in C. told C. week C. so C. soon C. ideas C. always
D. secret D. before D. taking
D. knocks out of D. milks D. as
D. produce D. answered D. of
D. thought D. month D. than D. long D. families D. soon
Most middle school students find it boring to learn math. But students in Yat Sen middle school in New York, US, don?t think so. Why? Because they are in the school of One Program, which asks students to work on their own or in small groups on computers to have math lessons.
“The program gives the students a new learning style. No traditional classroom can compare with it. We give each lesson according to the students? interest and their strong and weak points,” said JoelⅠ. Klein, the school?s head teacher, “we?re looking for a new way that interest students children.”
Students enjoy these math lessons, especially lessons with video games. They must find out the answers to math problems to get through the game. One such game is Dimension M. As students move through mazes(迷宫) with their keyboards, some questions come up.
Caleb Deng had to answer the question: What is 5+ (6×3)? He on paper quickly because there was just a minute left to play.
“ I was right,” said Deng, 14, as he ended the game with a high score (高分). This really makes math lessons more exciting, since we are fighting to learn better.”
1. Students in Yat Sen Middle School like math because __________.
A. they work in large group B. they can work on computer
C. the teachers are interesting D. math questions are easy there
2．Which is NOT true of the program?
A. It is very successful
B. It is boring to most students.
C. It makes learning math more interesting.
D. It gives the students a new way to learn.
3．The underlined word “calculated” in Paragraph 4 most probably means __________.
A. worked out B. wrote down C. threw away D. gave up
4. Caleb Deng?s story serves as an example to show ___________.
A. how students work in small groups
B. how to end a game with a high score
C. how the question 5+(6×3) should be solved
D. how students learn math through video games
5. This article is mainly about ___________.
A. how to learn math well B. an interesting math lesson
C. a new way to learn math D. kids in Yat Sen Middle School
Many children feel tempted(诱惑的) to cheat(作弊) sometimes. Most can refuse to do it and do the work by themselves. Some children cheat once and feel so bad that they never do it again. Others get caught and decide it isn?t worth(值得) it. Unfortunately, some children start cheating and feel like they can?t stop.
Whether children are caught or not when thy cheat in a test, they may feel guilty(内疚的). Even if the cheater feels fine or doesn?t get caught, that doesn?t mean it?s OK. If you see someone cheating or if someone asks to copy your work, you can tell a teacher or another grown-up.
If a child gets caught cheating, the teacher may give the child a “zero”, send him or her to the headmaster?s office, and tell his or her parents about it. And it is worse than the bad grade that makes other people disappointed, like parents and teachers. Parents may worry that you are not honest and a teacher might watch you more closely the next time.
Karen McCalley, an English teacher in New Jersey, says, “It is always disappointing when students cheat because it makes me think the student doesn?t believe in himself. I expect students to do their very best and I am sad when they don?t.”
Cheaters cheat themselves in a way because they don?t make an honest try to learn as much as they can. For example, if you cheat your way through spelling tests, you won?t learn how to spell. That can catch up with you when you get older!
6. Which of the following statement is TRUE?
A. Almost all the children can stop cheating.
B. Most children will not stop cheating until they are caught.
C. Most children do their work by themselves.
D. If a child cheats once, he can?t stop.
7. If you see someone cheating, you can tell a teacher or ________.
A. one of your best friends
B. your younger brothers or sisters
C. some of your classmates
D. his or her father
8. If you cheat in a test, it would not happen that _________.
A. your parents may worry that you are not honest
B. your teacher might watch you more closely next time
C. you feel very well because of your better grades
D. you may feel guilty
9. The underlined phrase “put their best foot forward” in the fourth paragraph has the same meaning as “________”.
A. stay still B. do their very best
C. run as fast as they can D. put one of their feet in front of them
10. The passage tells us ________.
A. cheating is a habit
B. why children cheat
C. what the teacher should do to stop cheating
D. children often get good grades by cheating
I left home for New Zealand to start my new life on my 15th birthday.
My father and mother took me to Hong Kong, where we had to say goodbye. When we were saying goodbye, I suddenly felt afraid that I had never had before. This was the first time I had traveled so far by myself. And going to a far-away place I have never been before made me feel terrible. I held back my tears until I could no longer see my parents. As I was wiping away（擦去）my tears, I realized that, from that moment on, I would have to do everything by myself. After my arrival in Wellington, my teacher, Ms. Lang, showed me around my new school. A few days later, I started having classes. There were only 20 students in each class. Only maths, science, social studies（社会学）and English were compulsory, and students could choose other subjects for themselves, I 4
chose music, Japanese and health. In New Zealand, students are very active in class. And teachers are not as serious . They often let us play games in class. We can sit with anyone we like, and the teacher can sit at her own desk or at a student?s desk. The school had an easy manner, with few rules. Because there was no homework, we could join clubs or do anything we liked. I always went to the library after school, where I found a lot of books to help with my studies. Studying in New Zealand is very different from studying in China. In New Zealand, students depend on the library to gain knowledge instead of waiting for what teachers ask them to do.
Time went fast. The two months after I arrived flew by. Then a week of exams began. I did not have to take these exams, because I had only been at the school for a short time. However, my maths teacher encouraged me to take the maths exam, as she thought I could do well. Though there wasn?t much pressure on me, I worked very hard to get ready for the exam because I know that no pain means no gain . When the day of the exam came, I found that I finished the paper faster than the other students. One week later, my teacher told the whole class who had got the top mark: It was me! I got 94 percent. All my classmates were very happy and said congratulations to me. It was one of the happiest days of my life
11. The word “Wellington” in the second paragraph is the name of_______.
A. the writer?s new teacher B. the writer?s new school
C. a city in New Zealand D. a person we don?t know
12. When she was wiping away her tears, the writer realized that________.
A. she had already arrived in New Zealand.
B. she could no longer see her parents in Hong Kong.
C. she had to say goodbye to her parents.
D. she would start a new life in New Zealand all by herself.
13. The word “compulsory” in the second paragraph means_______ in Chinese.
A. 必修的 B. 选修的 C. 义务的 D. 有责任的
14. The writer always went to the library because ________.
A. the teacher asked her to do so
B. she wanted to gain knowledge with the help of many books
C. she had no homework and had nothing to do
D. she must get ready for the exams
15. The writer didn?t have to take the exams, ________.
A. so she didn?t work hard to get ready for them
B. but she thought she could do well and took the maths exam
C. but she took the maths exam and did best of all in it
D. so she found she finished the paper faster than the others
“How are you?” is a nice question, it?s a friendly way hat people in the USA greet each other. But “How are you?” is also a very unusual question. It?s a question that often doesn?t need an answer. The person who asks “How are you?” hopes to hear the answer “Fine”, even if the person?s friend isn?t fine. The reason is that “How are you?” isn?t really a question and “Fine” isn?t really an answer. They are simply other ways of saying “Hello” or “Hi”.
Sometimes, people also don?t say exactly what they mean. For example, when someone asks “Do you agree?” the other person might think, “No, I disagree. I think you?re wrong …….” But it isn?t very polite to disagree so strongly, so the other person might say “I?m not sure.” It?s a nicer way to say that you don?t agree with someone.
People also don?t say exactly what they are thinking when they finish talking with other people. For example, many talks over the phone finish when one person says “I?ve to go now.” often, the person who wants to hang up 5
gives an excuse: “Someone?s at the door.” “Something is burning in the stove.” The excuses（借口） might be real, or not. Perhaps the person who wants to hang up simply doesn?t want to talk any more, but it isn?t polite to say that. The excuse is more polite, and it doesn?t hurt the other person.
Whether they are greeting each other, talking about an idea, or finishing a talk, people don?t say exactly what they are thinking. It?s an important way that people try to be nice to each other, and it?s part of the game of language.
16. When a person in America asks “How are you?” he or she wants to hear “________________”
A. How are you? B. Hello. C. I don?t know. D. Fine.
17. When a person disagree with someone, it is polite to say “_____________”
A. You are wrong, I disagree B. I?m not sure.
C. I?m sure I disagree. D. No, I disagree.
18. A polite way to finish a talk is to say “__________________”
A. You have to go now. B. I want to hang up.
C. I have to go now. D. I don?t want to talk any more.
19. When a person says “I have to go now. Someone ?s at the door.”, the person may be ____________.
A. giving an excuse B. hurting someone?s feeling C. ill D. asking you a question
20. The rule of the game of language is probably “_________________”.
A. Always say what you mean
B. Don?t disagree with people
C. Never say exactly what you are thinking
D. Be polite.
Canadians love animals very much. In Canada you can find __1_______, dogs, cats, horses, etc. in people?s families. There are the families? __2_______. Pets have their own 3_______ animal food stores. When you visit Canadians? houses, the hosts would be very glad __4_______ their pets. You will also find that almost every family __5______ a bird feeder(鸟食罐) in the garden. All __6_____ of birds are welcome to have a good meal. They are ___7______ to come and go. Nobody is allowed to kill any animals in Canada. They have a law against __8_______ wild animals.
Canadians have many __9______ to love animals. One of them might be that their family ties are not very close. When __10______ grow up, they leave their parents and start their own life, while pets can be their good friends because they will never leave them alone.
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三江中学2013学年第一学期八年级英语竞赛答题卷 一．单项选择（20分） 124 6789 11121620 二． 完形填空（30分） 1 2 3 4 5 6810121415三 阅读理解（40分） 12345 6 801112 16 四．词汇运用（10分） 12345 678910 7
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