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永州四中高一上期英语能力竟赛

中学生英语能力竞赛
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本试卷满分 100 分,考试时间 100 分钟。 命题人:刘斌 审题:杨辉 III. 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节 单词填空(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 1.As an athlete ,LiNa is _______ honor to our country and we take ________ great pride in her. A.an ;不填 B.不填; a C.the ; the D.an ; the 2.______ some teenagers don't realize is ____ difficult life can be after they get addicted to drugs. A. What; how B. That; how C. That; what a D. What; what a 3.A: You could have asked for directions. The policemen in our city are very helpful. B: Yes .Two hours _______ in finding this place. A.had been wasted B.would be wasted C.would have been wasted D.were wasted 4.A: Have you ever had the idea ________ they?ll come? B: Not really . Maybe in about three months? time. A.that B.whether C.how soon D.if 5.These flowers are _______ for my wife on her thirtieth birthday. I hope she?ll like them.. A. offered B.intended C.devoted D.contributed 6.Nowhere else in the school ______ such perfect silence _______ in the library. A.there is ; like B.there is ; as C.is there ;as D.is there ;like 7.--Hi, Mary, haven't seen you for a long time. ________? --Fine. What about you? A. How are you doing B. What are you doing C. How do you do D. What do you do 8.A: Did you see a black car ______ in front of our hotel? B: Black car? It left just a minute ago. A.to be parked B.having been parked C.parked D. to park 9.Driving on the highway _______ be very dangerous, so you ______ be too careful. A. should; ought to B. can; can?t C. might ; mustn?t D. could ;should 10.Teenagers are warned to be careful when making friends online, because when you can?t see a person ,they could be ______ . A.somebody B.nobody C.everybody D.anybody 11.The suit fitted him well _____ the color was a bit bright. A. besides B. except that C. except for D. except 12.The girl came _____ to the bus stop, only____ the bus had gone. A. running, to find B. to run, to find C. and run, found D. running, finding 13. -- We didn't find Smith attending the lecture. -- No one ______ him about ________ a lecture the following day.
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A. told; there to be B. had told~ there to be C. told; there was D. had told, there being 14. Beijing was attacked by such a terrible sandstorm ___few citizens had ever experienced before. A. as B. and it was C. that D. which 15. --He failed the exam again! What should I do, Miss Wang? --In my opinion, your son is ________ than stupid. A. quite lazier B. much lazier C. more lazy D. lazier rather 16.Father came to my school that day in order to find out _________. A. why did I fight with others B. when I fight with others C. that I fought with others D. if I fought with others 17. I phoned her ________ day, but she refused to tell me ________ . A. another; nothing B. another; everything C. other; something D. the other; anything 18. I had my MP4 player_______ yesterday, and I'm going to have somebody______ my camera tomorrow. A. repair; repaired B. repairing; repair C. repaired; to repair D. repaired; repair 19. An American Indian legend says that trees hold up the sky, and if they ________, ________ will be a disaster. A. are cut off; it B. will be cut down; it C. are cut down; there D. will cut off; there 20. I can't help ________ at his meanness. He again decided against ________ his old aunt. A. surprising; to save B. being surprised; helping C. to be surprised; saving D. to surprise; to help 21. —How ________ he have got into an accident? He is such a careful driver. —But other drivers are not. Somebody ________ into his car. A. can; may have run B. may; should have crashed C. must; must have crashed D. might; can have run 22. Between 1950 and 1990, the world population doubled to 5.3 _______. Nearly eighty ______of these people live in developing, or poorer nations. A. billion; percent B. billion; percentage C. billions; percents D. billions; percent 23. The flowers in the open-air market_____ so beautiful that they ______ in no time. A. look; sold out B. look; will sell out C. are looking; sell out D. are looked; will be sold out 24. It is reported that the fire burned for quite some time ______it was brought under control. A. until B. when C. before D. once 25. ________ that her fifteen-year-old son disappeared while walking home from school, she suddenly burst ________ tears. A. Being heard; out B. Having been told; into C. To tell; away D. Seen; out 26. He was a ______ person in the neighborhood. The people thought there was not a man alive who could do everything half as ________ as he did. A. highly respecting; more B. high respected; fast C. highly respected; well D. highest respected; better
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27. Gary was extremely busy with his work last week. Not until ________ very dark _______ his work and go home. A. was it; he started B. it was; did he stop C. was it; did he start D. it was; he stopped 28. It's a family of three children, ________ are ________ the Internet. A. all of them; fond of B. both who; made up of C. all of whom; addicted to D. all which; satisfied with 29.She said that she would never forget the time ____ she spent working as a journalist at the front. A. which B. when C. where D. what 30. --Bob, please don't touch my new doll. --Sorry, what did you say? --I ___________ touch my new doll. A. tell you don't B. told you didn't C. told you not to D. tell you not to

第二节 完型填空(共 20 小题; 每小题 1 分,满分 20 分) 阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从 46~65 各题所给的四个选项 (A、B、C、D)中,选出最 佳选项。 I did very badly at school. My headmaster thought I was 31 and when I was 14 he said, "You?re never going to be 32 but a failure." After five years of 33 jobs, I fell in love with a very nice middle-class girl. It was the best 34 that could have happened to me. I 35 to do something positive with my life because I wanted to prove to 36 that what people said about me was 37 . Especially her mother, who had said to me, "Let?s 38 it, you?ve failed at everything you?ve ever done." So I tried hard with my 39 and went to college. My first novel 40 while I was at college. After college I taught during the 41 in high schools and attended evening classes at London University, where I got a 42 in history. I became a lecturer at a college and was thinking of 43 that job to write full time 44 I was offered a part-time job at Leeds University. I began to feel proud of myself — 45 was a working-class boy who?d 46 school early, now teaching at the university. My writing career took off when I discovered my own style. Now I?m rich and 47 , I have been on TV, and met lots of film stars. 48 what does it mean? I 49 wish all the people that have put me down had _50 : "I believe in you. You?ll succeed. " 31. A. bright B. useless C. simple 32. A. anything B. something C. everything 33. A. low B. poor C. good 34. A. support B. happiness C. surprise 35. A. admitted B. decided C. agreed 36. A. me B. them C. her 37. A. wrong B. right C. stupid 38. A. see B. know C. understand
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D. hopeful D. nothing D. useful D. thing D. told D. it D. faulty D. face

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39. A. experiment 40. A. came on 41. A. day 42. A. graduation 43. A. giving in 44. A. while 45. A. there 46. A. left 47. A. tired 48. A. And 49. A. just

B. practice B. came in B. night B. pass B. giving back B. if B. here B. attended B. calm B. But B. exactly

C. writing C. came out C. month C. degree C. giving out C. when C. it C: changed C. nervous C. However C. so

D. composition D. came back D. year D. success D. giving up D. or D. that D. graduated D. famous D. Well D. very

50. A. praised B. said C. answered D. advised IV. 阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题2分,满分 40 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、D)中,选出最佳选项。 A Sleep Struggle Dr. Marjorie Seidentfeld answers your health questions I have such a terrible time falling asleep every night that I?m always tired and it?s affecting my school work. What should I do? —Mindy in Nevada One in every five young people has a sleep problem, so you?re not alone. Getting enough sleep has become as important as eating vegetables and exercising regularly. It?s very important for your body. Most young people only get seven hours of sleep each night, when they actually need nine hours. And making up for lost sleep during the week by sleeping in on weekends doesn?t really work. In fact, sleeping late on weekends may actually do you more harm than good, if you have sleep problems. What happens if you don?t get enough sleep? If your sleep problem continues for a few nights, you could suffer serious problems. Lack of sleep can affect learning and memory. Worse, if your sleep difficulties last a long time, that could lead to anxiety or depression (抑郁). Therefore, you?ve got to have some healthy sleep habits. Below are some suggestions: ●Go to bed at the same time — including weekends, if possible. ●Wake up around the same time every morning. When you sleep late just one morning during the week, it may disturb your body clock. This will make it hard for you to sleep that night. ●Do something relaxing before going to bed. ●Exercise during the day. Don?t exercise right before going to bed. ●Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol makes you excited. This prevents you from falling asleep or wakes you up during the night. ●Don?t smoke. Smoking is always bad for the body. Smoking before bedtime keeps you awake. If trying these tips over a couple of weeks does not help you, speak to your doctor. Do not take
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any sleeping pills without first asking your doctor. Many have strong side effects. 51. According to the passage, if you have sleep problems for a few nights, you could be ______. A. lonely B. serious C. forgetful D. depressed 52. The passage suggests that people with sleep problems should ______. A. eat vegetables and exercise regularly B. make up for lost sleep on weekends C. follow a fixed timetable for sleep D. sleep seven hours every day 53. We can learn from the suggestions that ______. A. getting up earlier one morning makes it easier to fall asleep that night B. listening to soft music before going to bed may help you fall asleep C. smokers and those who drink alcohol usually have a good sleep D. exercising in the evening will help you get to sleep 54. Which of the following is true according to the passage? A. Sleep problems are serious among young people. B. Sleeping late on weekends can make up for lost sleep. C. Your eating habits will be broken due to lack of sleep. D. You?ll no longer have your sleep problem if you try the tips. B The coyote (丛林狼), that clever animal of wide-open spaces, has come to the nation?s capital. In fact, coyotes have spread to every comer of the United States, changing their behaviors to fit new environments and causing researchers to deal with a troublesome new kind of creature: the city coyote. The coyote originally lived in the middle of the continent. One of its most obvious characters is its smartness, which has made the animal a notorious (臭名昭著的) pest. Hunters trapped, shot and poisoned more than a million coyotes in the 1900s. It?s still one of America?s most hunted animals. Yet the coyote has survived. How has the coyote shown this extraordinary ability? “I guess if you wanted to use one word, it?d be ?plasticity?,” says Eric Gese, an expert at Utah State University. Coyotes can live alone, in pairs, or in large packs like wolves; hunt at night or during the day; occupy a small region or an area up to 40 square miles; and live on all sorts of food, from lizards and shoes, to ants and melons. Unbelievably people helped coyotes increase when they killed most of the wolves in the United States. The spreading of coyotes into city areas, though, is recent. They travel at night, crossing sidewalks and bridges, running along roads and ducking into culverts (钻入涵洞) and underpasses. No one knows why coyotes are moving into cities, but experts explain that cleverer, more human-tolerant (不怕人的) coyotes are teaching urban survival skills to new generations. Occasionally, coyotes might attack human beings. There have been about 160 attacks on people in recent years. Therefore, people have been consistently told not to feed coyotes or leave pet food unsecured. That, plus a large trapping program in the neighborhood, has cut down on the coyote population. 55. The underlined word “plasticity” in Paragraph 2 refers to ______. A. the ability to fit the environment B. notorious smartness
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C. hunting ability 56. The aim of the passage is to ______.

D. being human-tolerant

A. tell people how to fight against coyotes B. tell us why the coyote is the most hunted animal C. supply the reason why the coyote is a kind of notorious pest D. explain how the coyote has spread to and survived in cities 57. According to the passage, coyotes ______. A. originally lived in the west of the continent B. sleep during the day but look for food at night C. are teaching survival skills to their younger generations D. suffered a population decrease because people killed wolves C For a small town, Manhattan, Kansas has some big surprises. And one of them is the Holiday Inn Hotel, with rooms built around a swimming pool and a friendly atmosphere. The Holiday Inn is where Manhattan people often go for a special party, or a night out. A lot of them choose to eat in the bright-lit restaurant near the pool. And many of them will be served by Ellen Logan, who has worked as a waitress here for more than two years. Ellen, like most of the waitresses, is also a student. She comes from Nebraska, but she?s planning one day to be a veterinary surgeon, and to care for small animals. But in order to support herself at college, she works twenty hours a week at the Holiday Inn. Ellen soon learned what every waitress finds out. Your best friend has a good pair of shoes. She paid forty-five dollars for hers, much more than she would usually spend. She?s discovered something else too. You don?t have to know much about food to be a good waitress, but you do have to know a lot about people. "A lot of business people always stay here when they come to Manhattan," she explains. "They like you to recognize them and remember their favorite dishes. But some couples come for a night out together. They just want to be left alone. Then there are people who can?t make up their minds. They look down the menu and say, ?What do you suggest?? So I ask them how hungry they are. If they say, ?Not very?, I suggest the salad bar, with soup, salad, bread, and a fruit plate. But if they say they?re very hungry, I suggest a Kansas Strip Steak, with potatoes or rice. You get salad and bread as well. It?s very nice. Real good value." Ellen may get tired feet sometimes, but at least she?s learning too much about people. She?ll probably make a good animal doctor, but if she finds she doesn?t like it after all, she can become a psychiatrist (心理医生) instead. 58. A good title for this passage is ______. A. Ellen Logan at the Holiday Inn B. American Holiday Inn C. A Special Holiday Inn Hotel in Manhattan D. How to Deal with People 59. The underlined words "a veterinary surgeon" means ______. A. an animal doctor B. restaurant waitress C. a hotel manager D. a psychiatrist 60. From the passage we can infer that ______.
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A. waitresses in the Holiday Inn are all students B. waitresses are required to buy a good pair of shoes before they go to work C. waitresses should be familiar with the food there D. waitresses need to know more about people than food 61. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true? A. Businessmen like to be suggested what to eat. B. Many couples often want waitress to recognize them. C. Why people like to eat in the hotel is that it is full of a friendly atmosphere. D. If waitress knows a lot about people, she?ll be a good veterinary surgeon. D An explosion on Thursday killed one and injured 21 in a busy street in Tongren, Southwest China?s Guizhou Province. The bomb was hidden in a rubbish bin in the city?s commercial hub(商业中心) ,where lots of shops and restaurants are concentrated. The ear-splitting blast was heard around 12:50 p.m.,said a local newspaper, citing witnesses. The power of the blast shattered(使粉碎)nearby shop windows and ripped the stainless(不生锈 的)steel rubbish can to pieces. One passer-by,identified(确认)only as Zhang,said she was shocked by the noise and saw a lot of pedestrians lying on the ground when she got to the scene. Thirteen of the injured were taken to a local hospital after the explosion. A doctor there said five were in serious condition but already out of danger after emergency treatment. The others were just slightly hurt. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, said an officer with the Tongren police, but refused to speculate as to the cause. 62. It can be inferred from the passage that ______. A. All the injured were taken to a hospital B. eight of the injured were not taken to a hospital C. The rubbish bin with a bomb was in a restaurant D. The rubbish bin with a bomb was in a shop 63. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? A. One passer-by, identified only as Zhang, saw the man throwing a bomb into a bin. B. Some customers in restaurants were injured. C. The writer didn?t get to the scene. D. All customers in shops got hurt. 64. Which of the following can be the best title for the passage? A. Bomb Hidden in a Rubbish Bin B. The Cause of the Explosion C. A Terrible Thing D. Street Blast Kills 1, Injures 21 65. In the last paragraph the underlined word “speculate” probably means ______. A. tell B. guess C. discuss D. talk E
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Suppose a key man in your firm had just met with a terrible accident. The doctor tells you that this man upon whom you depend for directing sales, checking your books or for performing some other important roles will be laid up for months. You?d have to replace him, wouldn?t you? And probably at a pay about equal to his? Then you?d be faced with double paying for one job because stopping the pay of an injured man would simply be out of the question. You can prevent this kind of unproductive out going on your payroll by providing your key man with the protection of Travelers Business Accident Insurance!--- This insurance provides total medical expense and a weekly income in case a key man is disabled for some time. Should the disability prove everlasting, and income for life is certainty. Why not make out a list of your key men now? Then get together with Travelers Insurance Company, and let us tell you how little it costs to apply this much needed protection to your business. Write and we?ll serve you! 66. The above is most probably ______. A. a report B. a letter C. an announcement D. an advertisement 67. What is really true according to the above? A. Travelers Insurance Company provides services of accident insurance. B. An important person of the firm has just had an accident. C. Accident Insurance will protect the important person from accident. D. Unfortunately the important person has become disabled. 68. Whom might the writing be mainly for? A. An important person in a firm. B. An employee of a firm.? C. The boss of a company. D. Readers of a newspaper. 69. Why would the pay be doubled? A. Because two persons are doing one job of the same. B. Because the important job is worth double pay. C. Because it is necessary that the injured person should be paid. D. Because the double pay is for two persons. 70. Travelers Insurance Company ______ for a person insured. A. will pay for all the cost of life B. will pay the weekly income or even that of lifetime C. won?t get much from the firm D. will provide everlasting pension as well as medical expense

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高一英语能力竟赛答案 1-5 ADDBB 6-10 CACBD 11-15 BADAC 16—20 DDDCB 21—25 AABCB 26—30 CBCAC 31~35 BABDB 36~40 CADCC 41~45 ACDCB 46~50 ADBAB 51~54 CC BA 55~57 ADC 58~61 AADC 62~65 BCDB 66~70 DACDC

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