江苏省苏州实验中学 2008 年省招班招生考试试题
英 语
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  1.本试卷分第 1 卷(选择题)和第 1I 卷(非选择题)两部分。共 80 分。考试时间 45 分钟。
  2.请将全部答案填在答题卷上。
第 1 卷(共 70 分) I:单项填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 20 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,并把答案写在答题上.
  1.………Why not join us in the discussion now? ………. A.Ok,coming B.Sure,please do C.No,you do the same D.Oh,that’s it
  2.………Why don't you tell me something about your hometown? ………. A.I am afraid I can’t B.I don’t know anything about it C.Sure,What in general are you interested in D.Because I can’t tell you many things at a time
  3.………Tom isn’t so strong as he ,is he? ………Yes.He is his two brothers. A.thinks;no stronger than B.expects;as strong as C.appears;stronger than D.looks;strongest
  4.………Shall we meet tonight? ………Sorry,I’m busy.How about day? A.every other B.the other C.any other D.some other
  5.………I am very proud of my daughter.She has quite a good memory. ………That’svery good.Whom does she,you or your wife? A.take after B.look after C.look for D.take care of
  6.The coflee tastes strange! It isn’t like anything I while in London. A.was having B.have C.had D.have had
  7.She was so angry that she rushed out into the rain I could stop her. A.before B.until C.after D.as
  8.…… Did jenny clean the whole house yesterday? ……She because she was not quite herself. ‘ A.Hadn’t cleaned it B.had it cleaned C.had cleaned it D.cleaned it
  9.You television.Why not do something more active? A.always watch B.have always watched C.have always been watching D.are always watching

  10.The country life he was used to in l 9
  95,when a coal mine was opened. A.change B.has changed C.changed D.changing
  11.It was several years I finally realized David had lied to me. A.when;that B.that;when C.before;that D.until;why
  12.It’s fun to see all the food I have madein such a short time. A.eating B.to be eaten C.being eaten D.eaten
  13.……一 Who is making so much noise in the garden? …… the children. A.It is B.They are C.That is D.There are
  14.When wesomeone off, we often say,“ you a safe journey.’ ’ A.see;Wish B.send;Expect C.see;Hope D.send;May
  15.The pictureon the wall is painted by my nephew. A.having hung B.hanging C.hangs D.being hung
  16.The book is boring;it is,in fact,rather exciting and fascinating. A.anything but B.nothing but C.no more D.all but
  17.Happily for John’s brother,he is working harder to his lost time. A.make up for B.keep up with C.catch up with D.make use of
  18.A new school here now.They hope to finish it in a year. A.will be built B.is built C.has been built D.is being built
  19.How about the two of us a walk down the garden? A.to take B.take C.taking D.to be taken
  20.………Can Tom go and play football? ………Nothe has finished his homework. A.when B.if C.once D.Unless II:完型填空(共 20 小题,每小题
  1.5 分,满分 30 分) 阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从 2l~40 各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出最佳答案。 The sun was shining when I got 0n No.151 bus.We passengers sat jammed in heavy clothes.No one spoke.That’s one of the 21 rules.Although we see the same faces every day,we prefer to 22 behind our newspapers.People who sit close together are using those thin sheets of newsprint to keep their 23 . As the bus came near the Mile,a 24 suddenly rang out“ 25 !This is your driver speaking. We 26 the back of the driver’s head. ” “Put your papers down. of All you. ”The 27 came down. “Now,turn and face the person next to you.Go 28 . ” Surprisingly we all did it.Still no one smiled.I faced an old woman,her head wxapped in a red scarf.I saw her 29 every day.Our eyes met.We waited for the next 30 from the driver. “Now repeat after me.Good morning,neighbor!” Our voices were 31 .For many of us,these were the 32 words we had spoken
that.But we said them together,like 33 ,to the strangers beside us.We couldn’t help 34 .There was the feeling of relief( )that we were not being robbed.Moreover, there was the sense of ice being 35 . “Good moming,neighbor。 was not so 36 ”It After a
  11.Some of us repeated it,others shook hands,and many laughed, The bus driver said nothing more,He didn’t 37 to.Not a single newspaper went back up.I heard laughter,a warm sound I had 38 beard before in bus No.1
  51. When I 39 my stop, said good bye to my seatmate, then jumped off the bus. I and That day I was 40 off happily。
  21.A.unwritten B.strict C.1egal D.important
  22.A.read B.sit C.talk D.hide
  23.A.ways B.methods C.respect D.distance
  24.A.message B.warning C.suggestion D.voice
  25.A.Attention B.Mind C.Help D.Listen
  26.A.found B.knocked at C.cared about D.tears
  27.A.papers B.passengers C.Neighbors D.tears
  28.A.on B.round C.ahead D.down
  29.A.still B.nearly C.even D.hardly
  30.A.turn B.talk C.Order D.remark
  31.A.high B.fast C.slow D.weak
  32.A.first B.1ast C.best D.only
  33.A.teachers B.citizens C.patients D.schoolchildren
  34.A.shouting B.crying C.smiling D.wondering
  35.A.formed B.heated C.broken D.frozen
  36.A.sad B.hard C.Ordinary D.shy
  37.A.need B.warlt C.like D.begin
  38.A.often B.never C.ever D.always
  39.A.stopped B.reached C.came D.found
  40.A.starting B.seeing C.taking D.turning Ⅲ:阅读理解(共 l0 小题,每小题 2 分,满分 20 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、D)中,选出最佳答案。 A Dark Horse A“dark horse”is one that shows unexpected racing speed and comes in first,even though the expels said he had little chance of winning. In politics,an unknown candidate(候选人)for office who wins a nomination(提 名 )or election is called a“dark horse. ” British Prime Minister Benjamin Disrael is believed to have been the first to use the phrase. his novel. In “The Young Duke” published in 18
  31. . Disrael described a horse race and told how the two top choices fell beIlind.while“a dark horse”which had never been thought of rushing past the grandstand(看台)in a sweeping triumph.
From racing to politics was a short step. a political phrase, dark horse’ appeared for As “ ’ the first time in the national Democratic Party congress of 18
  44.The“dark horse”was James knox Polk who became the 11th President of the United States. Polk had been the leader ofthe House of representatives from 1835 to 18
  39.He had also been Governor of the state of Tennessee.But asa national 1eader, he was considered a political nobody. Nevertheless,he surprisingly won the Democratic nomination and was elected President. Martin Van Buren did not want another slave state in the Union。As a result, he lost support among those Democrats who supported slavery At the 1884 congress,Van Buren could not get enough votes to win the nomination.The congress got into trouble.Therefore,the Democratic leaders decided that the only wise thing would bet o run a“dark horse” man who could unite the party, ,a And so,one ofthe party leaders,George Bancroft ,proposed the name of james Knox Polk.He won,and the party united behind him.And he defeated his opponent,Henry Clay of the Whig Party. After the 1844 congress,the “dark horse” candidates became an established fact of natiOnal political life. One historian said, The invention of the dark horse was in itself a remarkable product of “ our professional politics. ”This made it possible for party leaders to choose candidates who were not tied to certain ideas.Therefore,they represented nothing and had developed few enemies.
  41.The term“darkhorse’ often used to refer to. ’is A.a horse that can be in the lead all the time B.a horse that can attracts attention for its dark colour C.a person that people think the first to succeed D.a person who achieves some goal unexpectedly
  42.The author introduced the novel“The Young Duke”with the intension that .A.he would come to tell us about a“dark norse”in poimcs B.he would point out how the nobleman appreciated horse racing C.he would tell us how the dark horse rushed past the two top horse D.he would describe the fierce competition in the party
  43.The failure of Martin Van Buren in the nomination lay in the fact that . A.He opposed the territory of Texas becoming a part of the United States. B.he had already been President of the United states C.he couldn’t get support from the Democrats who would keep slaver D.he had made few achievements during his presidency
  44.According to the author’ ,Polk’s being nominated and elected President is considered entirely. A.agood choice B.A lucky chance
C.a difficult process D.an expected result
  45.Nominating a candidate sometimes needs the invention of the dark horse.But it's only when. A.everyone in one party wouldn’t make any enemies B.there is quite a different point between groups of party members C.each one in one party sicks to his idea D.all me party members were not tied to certain ideas B One of the greatest sea tragedies that have ever happened was that of the steamship Titanic.It was the first trip ofthe giant ship.There were more than two thousand people aboard on their way to the United States from England.On the night ofApril
  14,19
  12, the sea was calm. weather was beautiful. The People were dancing in the spacious salon. Music,laughter and singing could be heard everywhere.The thought of danger was far awhy. Suddenly,just before midnight, sailor on guard cried, the “An iceberg!” Before the ship could change her course,the iceberg had tom a huge hole in the bottom of the ship. Nothing could be done.The ship began to sink and the passengers tried to escape,but there weren’t enough lifeboats.Another ship was passing nearby.The Titanic fired rockets into the air in order to get the other ship’s help.It could have saved most ofthe passengers, it did not even stop. but More than two-thirds of the passengers went down with the Titanic. was one of the greatest sea disasters of ali time. It The new ship went down the sea.More than fifteen hundred people lost their 1ives.
  46.According to the text,which of the following statements is right? A.The sea tragedy happened in the nineteenth century. B.All the passengers were killed in the sea accident except the captain. C.The sea tragedy happened just because the thought of danger was far awav. D.The tragedy happened in such a hurry that the shipmen could do nothing to stop it.
  47.Before the ship sank,. A.the weather wasn’t fine B.the peopie were enjoying the beautiful night C.the saiiors were not on duty D.there had been a big hole in the bottom of the ship
  48.Which do you believe is the best opinion? A.If the ship wasn’t new,the tragedy would not have happened. B.If the other ship gave a hand in time,more passengers would have been saved. C.If there had been more lifeboats on the ship,the ship would not have been rescued. D.On condition that there were no icebergs,then there must have been fewer passengers who lost their lives.
  49.The Titanic fired rockets in the air. A.because another ship which was passing did not give any help
B.in order to calm all the frightened passengers on the ship C.to send signals to ask for help from the land D.In order to stop another ship for help
  50.The best title ofthe story should be. A.The Most Dangerous Voyage B.A Sea Tragedy C.The Terrible Iceberg D.A Regretful Ship 第Ⅱ卷(共 10 分) 任务性阅读(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 i0 分) 请认真阅读下列短文,并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入最恰当的单词. 注意:每空格 1 个. It is interesting to know what people of different nations like to do best. In France,when a woman enters a cafe or restaurant,she is freely discussed,not only about her appearance but about her past and future as well.She invites looks in the street whether she is beautiful or plain.There is no better way for a woman to get back her self-confidence than a walk in the streets of Paris or Marseilles,and woman really like that. In Italy, people love talk
 

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