高一英语竞赛试题
第一部分: 单项选择(每小题 1 分,计 20 分)
  1. What does Sarah’s manager think of her? He has a very high of her work. A. idea B. advice C. thought D. opinion

  2. As we all know, deaf people use sign language to . A. express B. exchange C. communicate D. explain

  3. Nancy likes surfing the Internet but she isn’t fond of listening to pop music. A. So it is with Karen B. So does Karen C. So is Karen D. So Karen does

  4. I shall never understand how it that you were an hour late for the important meeting. A. took place B. came in C. came about D. came out

  5. When you come here for your holiday next time, don’t go to hotel; I can find you bed in my flat. A. the, X B. a, the C. a, X D. the, a
  6. ?Hi Jane. How nice you have come! Come in and . --Thank you. What a wonderful house! A. help yourself B. make yourself at home
C. be free yourself D. have a look at my house.
  7. Henry Adams, for money was now not a problem, wanted to stay in a expensive hotel. A. which B. him C. whose D. whom

  8. I thought her kind and helpful I met her. A. for the first time B. every time C. the first time D. first time
  9. Telling Bob he no longer had a position in the company was an unpleasant for the manager. A. work B. duty C. task D. means

  10. The first day on the job, Roy got off on the wrong foot by telling his boss a stupid joke. The underlined phrase means “”. A. knocked at the door B. had a bad start C. did a stupid job D. entered a wrong room
  11. Great changes have taken place in my hometown. It is quite different from it was
five years ago. A. where B. which C. the one D. that an aunt in Brazil. D. except that

  12. Jane was alone in the world A. except for
B. except C. besides

  13. Has he lived here for a long time? Not very long, he was made mayor of this city. A. from B. when C. since C. after

  14. Did you say it would get colder this afternoon? Yes. I can you. A. promise B. admit C. answer D. prove

  15. Ann will be sent abroad very soon. She never dreamed such a chance. A. to be B. there to be C. of there being D. of there to be

  16. I listened to Dr. John’s lecture about biology, but I failed to get its key . A. words B. points C. notes D. messages

  17. However hard I tried to open the door, it just open. A. shouldn’t B. wouldn’t C. couldn’t D. mightn’t

  18. You must have worked as a teacher before you turned writer, you? A. haven’t B. hadn’t C. didn’t D. don’t

  19. Where did you meet Mr. Smith? It was in the hotel he stayed. A. that B. where C. which D. as

  20. Believe it or not, the boy his father considered very hard failed in the important examination. A. working B. to work C. to have worked D. having worked
第二部分:下面 5 题中的句子可以组成一篇小短文,请从四个选项中选出最佳答案; 然后,根据理解,将 5 个选项进行重新排列,选出短文的最佳排列顺序。(选择答案, 每小题 1 分;短文排序 5 分,计 10 分)

  21. While it may sound scary, the operation is quite . A. normal B. ordinary C. common D. usual

  22. Unlike important part like the heart and lungs, , the appendix serves no purpose. A. Of course B. In a word C. In general D. In fact

  23. You may have heard of appendicitis (阑尾炎). That’s the appendix becomes infected(感染) and needs to be removed. A. where B. when C. what D. which

  24. What is an appendix( 阑尾)? We are all born with an appendix but not everyone . A. leaves B. needs C. stays D. keeps

  25. It was used to help digest food thousands of years ago, but we need it. A. no longer
  26.短文排列: A. 24/22/25/23/21 B. 24/25/22/23/21 C. 25/24/22/21/23 D. 23/21/24/22/25 B. no more C. not, any longer D. not, any more
第三部分:完形填空 (每小题 1 分,计 20 分) Each spring brings a new blossom(开花)of wildflowers in the ditches(渠) along the highway I travel daily to work. There is one 27blue flower that has always caught my eye. I have 28that it blooms(开花) only in the 29hours. The afternoon sun is too 30for it. Every day for about two weeks, I see those beautiful flowers. This spring, I 31a wildflower garden in our yard. I can look out of the 32window while doing the dishes and see the flowers. I have often 33that those lovely blue flowers from the ditches would 34great in that bed alongside other wildflowers. Every day I drove past the flowers, I would 35to myself, “I will stop on my way home and dig them.” “Gee, I don’t want to get my good 36dirty…” Whatever the reason, I 37stopped to dig them. My husband even gave me a folding shovel(铁铲) one day to be used for that
  38. One day, on my way home from work, I was 39to see that the highway department had mowed the ditches and the pretty blue flowers were
  40. I thought to myself, “Way to go, you 41too long. You should have done it when you first saw them blooming this
spring..” A week ago we were shocked and saddened to 42that my eldest sister-in-law has a terminal brain tumor(晚期脑肿瘤). 43we haven’t been as close as we all would have liked to. I couldn’t help but see the 44between the pretty blue flowers and the relationship between my husband’s sister and us. And yes, 45I see the blue flowers again, you can bet I will stop and 46them to my wildflower garden.
  27. A. particular
  28. A. imagined
  29. A. morning
  30. A. strong
  31. A. bought
  32. A. bedroom
  33. A. doubted
  34. A. sound
  35. A. wonder
  36. A. cars
  37. A. seldom
  38. A. satisfaction
  39. A. glad
  40. A. unhappy
  41. A. waited
  42. A. realize
  43. A. Surprisingly
  44. A. love
  45. A. since
  46. A. move B. expensive B. felt B. daytime B. important B. rented B. hall B. thought B. look B. complain B. flowers B. sometimes C. previous C. noticed C. evening C. cold C. started C. study C. agreed C. taste C. sing C. clothes C. often D. colorful D. heard D. night D. useful D. found D. kitchen D. judged D. change D. say D. hands D. never D. anxiety
B. disappointment C. purpose B. saddened B. lonely B. drove B. learn B. Generally B. difference B. unless B. steal
C. encouraged D. ashamed C. gone C. went C. observe C. Obviously C. secret C. if C. rid D. alive D. stopped D. decide D. Unfortunately D. connection D. before D. pull
第三部分:阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 40 分) 阅读下面的短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、D)中,选出最佳选项,并在 答题卡上将该项涂黑。
A The decision to further all or part of your studies outside your country is a serious one, and one which for most students will have a special life -long benefit. If you realize English will help you in your career and enrich your personal life, you will find that coming to England to study English is a very special experience that you will never forget. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to invite you to join our English Language courses. London is one of the world's outstanding cultural and trade center. You will live in one of the world's great cities. It provides the perfect arrangements in which to learn and develop English language skills. The international body of the students attending courses at English Language Institutes in London provides an attraction because it is a good chance for you to enjoy other cultures in surroundings to developing personal character. As we prepare for the 21st Century, international communication has never been more important. To master a foreign language is becoming a useful tool for trade, industrial and professional success. Our aim at the English Language Institutes is to develop students' English language skills in friendly and helpful conditions. Supported by computer, video and audio equipment, and using sound classroom, our team of teachers will guide you through your chosen course of study, you will receive excellent service and advice at every stage. Our our-of-class support staff will help you settle in and make the most of your stay in London.Truly, you will enjoy yourself in London and make friendships that will last a lifetime. I hope we can welcome you to this exciting world of London. Come and see us! Visit a class in any of the English Language Institues. See for yourself why we encourage you to study in London. .
  47. The phrase “life-long benefit” in the first paragraph means A. advantages in study B. good in daily life C. good in all life D. use in work
  48. The writer invites you to join their English Language course, because . A. London is really a good place for learning English B. you can enjoy a special foreign culture C. London is a great international trade center D. computers can teach you to learn English well
  49. The main purpose of the text is . A. to introduce something about London B. to let know the importance of learning English
C. to tell us the skills of learning English D. to tell us that education in London is free
  50. This passage is a . A. story B. novel C. letter D. advertisement B Last week the manager of an old jeweller's shop received a letter marked “personal", so of course his secretary gave it to him unopened. As he was very busy, the letter lay on his desk till tea-time. Then he opened it and a £10 note fell out onto his desk. With the note was a short letter. This is what it said: Dear sir, In 1935 I got engaged. But unfortunately at that time there was a lot of unemployment and I lost my job. I was six months without a job and then I got work again. But of course was very short of money. I came to your shop to buy a wedding ring. The assistant brought some rings for me to look at, but she was called away for a moment, and I put one of the rings in my pocket. When she came back, I said I did not know the size of my girl-friend's finger. So I left the shop without buying a ring. My wife died a short while ago and the fact that I never paid for her ring has been on my conscience (良心) all these years. At the time the ring cost £2 so I reckon (估计) that is about £10 at today's price. And I am sending you that amount. Yours truly, A customer “Well, well, well, " said the manager, “life is full of surprises!"
  51. The best headline for this article would be . A. A Customer Pays His Bill B. An Old Jeweller's Shop C. The Manager and the Letter D. A Letter with £10
  52. Why didn't the secretary open the letter? Because . A. he was very busy B. it was a personal letter C. there was a £10 note in it D. the letter was unimportant
  53. What happened to the writer of the letter in 1935? A. He was engaged to a girl. B. He was out of work for six months. C. He lost a ring. D. Both A and B.
  54. What was true about the assistant? A. She lost her job.
B. She was short of money. C. She was called away while serving the customer. D. She put one of the rings in her pocket. C Chemists have been studying why people cry. They say the body produces two kinds of tears. One kind cleans out the eye if it gets dirt in it. But when people cry because of their feelings, these tears have poison chemicals in them. The body is getting rid of chemicals produced by strong feelings. In the United States men have heart diseases more often than women do. Doctors say heart disease and some other diseases are related (有关的) to the pressures (压力) of living and working in a modern society. Perhaps men suffer more from these diseases because they do not cry enough. And it is possible that as more and, more women work outside the home, they will also suffer from more pressure. Then everyone will need to cry more.
  55. Which of the following is happening now? A. More men than women are now crying B. More women are now working outside their homes C. Heart diseases are on the rise D. The poison found in tears is killing more and more people
  56.What is living in a modern society doing to some people ? A. Making them cry B. Driving them mad C. Making them produce chemicals D. Giving them heart diseases
  57. Why do people cry? A. To get red of poisonous substances produced by strong feelings B. Because they have to work outside their homes C. Because they don't know how to prevent heart diseases D. For no reason at all D Most Americans get what money they have from their work; that is, they earn an income from wages or salaries. The richest Americans, however, get most of their money from what they own?their stock, bonds, real estate, and other forms of property, or wealth. Although there are few accurate statistics to go by, wealth in American society appears to be concentrated in very few hands. More than 20 percent of everything that can be privately owned is held by less than one percent of the adult population and more than 75 percent of all wealth is owned by 20 percent of American adults. The plain fact is that most Americans
have on wealth at all aside from their homes, automobiles, and a small amount of savings. Income in the Unites States is not as highly concentrated as wealth. In 1917 the richest 10 percent of American families received
  26.1 percent of all income, while the poorest 10 percent received 17 percent, mainly from Social Security and other government payments. The most striking aspect of income distrib
 

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