英语中考专题练习短文首字母填空 Passage 1 Here's a story about Ming's life on the waters. Ming has lived all his life on a wide r 1 in china. His home
is a large house-boat with a roof, one of hundreds that move up and down. In about six years he has not once been on l 2 but he is never lonely. He is a strong swimmer. In fact, he could swim before he could walk. 3 he just swims across to their boats or asks them to v 4 5 him.
When he wants to play with his f
Ming's father is a fisherman, but he never u
a line or a net(网). Great black birds called cormorants do 6 so that they cannot eat the fish they
the fishing for him. Rings(圈)have been put around the birds' n catch. They have been t 7
to bring the fish to people. And then people reward 奖励) ( them with a fine big 8 Ming loves watching the cormorants, but better still he likes going s 9 10 .
fish as soon as their work is f
with his mother. The shops, of course, are boats very like his o
Passage 2 Can animals be made to work for people? Some scientists think that one day animals may be trained(训练)to do a number of simple jobs i 1 of people. They say that at a circus(杂技场),for example, we may see skillful(熟练的)things. Perhaps you have seen 3 5
elephants, monkeys, dogs and other animals doing q 2
them on the television or in a film. If you watch closely, you may find that the trainer(驯兽员)always g the animal some sugar o 4 a piece of fruit as a reward(报酬). The scientists say that many d doing that.
animals may be trained to do a lot of simple things if they know they will get a reward f 6
Of course, as we know, dogs can be trained to look after a house, and soldiers in both old and modern t 7 have u 8 geese to give warning(警报)by m 9 a lot of noise when an enemy comes near. And also it 10 .
may be possible to train animals to work in families or f
Passage 3 In recent years, playing kite-board seems to become more and more popular in Alaska in America. It is a new and old game. The game has w 1 2 One needs to play it very c 3
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the interest of many young people. The game is interesting but a little d
A kite-board is in fact a skateboard 滑雪板) ( drawn 拉) a few big flying kites. The old game was p ( by some young people in Holland and Spain as e 5 制),f 6
4
by
as the last century. Since the board was hard to control(控
people dared(敢)to play it. With the development of the design(设计)of kite and skateboard, how to play it. A kite board may go as f 8 as about 50 kilometres an hour. If you
many people can l 7
haven't had any practice, you'd better not play it. It is not s 9 It is said that the game can exercise not only your b 10 but also the sensitivity of your brain (大脑的敏捷) .
Passage 4 British Milkman Steve Leech saved some shops and flats with milk and won a National Bravery Award (国家勇 敢奖). Leech, 35 years old, said that when he was sending out milk as u 1 along Pine Street, he s 2
heard a loud, strange sound behind him and then he saw smoke coming out of a shop in Cornwall, southern England. "That must be a fire, I t the door in and then I s 6 3 " Leech said. "Then I quickly d 4 to do something. So I p 5
for the people inside. Then I started pouring milk e 7 8
" He used 320 pints of
milk to stop the fire. When firefighters r Leech helped save the l "It was hard work o 10 9
the shop, the fire was under control(得到控制).
of eight people in the flats above the shops. all those bottles. But it was even harder trying to tell my boss where all the milk
had gone," Leech said jokingly.
Passage 5 While t 1 in Russia, Ed Jackson ran short of(缺少)money. So he wrote to his brother, asking for $5
  00. the
"Send the m 2 by telegram(电报)to the bank(银行)here," he wrote. After a week Ed began v 3
bank. He s 4 his passport (护照) the bank clerk 职员) "Nothing has come for you, Mr. Jackson," he was to ( . told. This went o 5 w 7 for three weeks, and Mr. Jackson got very w 6 He then phoned his brother, asking That evening Ed Jackson was
the money was. The brother said it had been sent three weeks b 8
arrested(被捕)for failing to p
9 his hotel bill(账单). He tried to tell the police what his problem was, but to the police station for fifteen days.
no one would believe him. At last he was s 10
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Passage 6 April Fools' Day is on April 1st. People can play j 1 on others on this special d 2 usually laugh and say "April Fool!" The person who has been fooled by you l 3 angry with you. Mother's Day is on the second Sunday of May. It's a day to t 4 mothers. On that day mothers usually receive If you succeed, you
too, and he will never be
flowers and cards from their children. Fathers and children do the housework so that mothers can have a r 5 Easter Day falls on the first Sunday after the full moon which is on or after March 21st. It's also called Easter Sunday. It is said that on that day Jesus Christ comes back to l 6 often get p 7 such as toy rabbits. Many people go to church and children
Thanksgiving Day is on the fourth Thursday in November. It's a day when people give thanks for the good things in life. Usually families all get t 8 Christmas Day comes on D 10 9 and have a big dinner.
25th. It's the most important festival in a year. The beautiful things can be s
everywhere. People exchange gifts, send Christmas cards and visit friends.
Passage 7 Mr King taught English in a middle school. He was very b So he left the school and opened a book shop in the c 3 1 all the time and couldn't do some r 2
of the town. It wasn't big enough but all the 4 5 he could read at with him.
books were nice and most people liked to buy some there. When the shop was c home. He knew a lot and the learned(有学问的)person were glad to make f
It was Sunday and it was cold outside. Mr King was very busy. At nine in the evening all the buyers left e6 a girl. She was dressed up and waited for s one after a 8 7 there. Standing by the shelves, she looked over the books
It made them in a fearful mess(凌乱不堪). Mr King came up to her and asked, "Excuse 9
me, madam. What can I do for you?" "Your books are all dull(乏味的)," said the girl, "I want a d one." "That's easy," Mr King smiled. He t 10
out a cookbook (烹调书) said, "Here you are, madam." and
Passage 8
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Once Effendi had a joke with the Prime Minister(首相). He said the Minister w next day, the Minister really f sent his men to c W 5 4 2 off the horse and died. When the king h
1
die the next day. The
3 of this, he got angry and
Effendi at once. 6 "Effendi, since you knew when my minister would die,
Effendi came, the king shouted a
you must also know the date of your own death. Say it out, or you'll die today." Effendi l 7 at the king and answered, "But how can I know? I'll die two days e 9 8 than you."
The king was a
that he would die if he killed Effendi. He thought he must keep Effendi alive(活着) 10 him go.
as long as he could. So he l
Passage 9 Roy Trenton drove a taxi before. A short while ago, however, he b about it. He was finding his new work far more i he saw two thieves r 4 3 2 1 a bus-driver and he feels no sorry
When he was driving along Catford Street recently,
out of a shop and run towards a waiting car. One of them was carrying a bag f 5 the money got so
of money. Roy acted quickly and drove the bus straight to the thieves. The one w 6
afraid that he dropped the bag. As the thieves were trying to get a the b 7
in their car, Roy drove his bus into 8 the police. The thieves'
of it. While the car was moving away, Roy stopped his bus and t 9
car was badly damaged(损坏)and e car and both men were c 10
to recognize(辨认). Shortly afterwards, the police stopped the
Passage 10 Now, let's begin our sports report. Here's a really good game, the b five minutes of the g 2 David. David k 5 Henry plays football f 3 1 one I have seen this year. It's the last the ball to France
France. He has the ball now. He p 4
it over the heads of the Englishmen towards the goal. But he's too far a 6 7
and England still have one goal each and there are only two m 8
left of the game. Just then an English p
gets the ball. He gives it to Bill, "King of the match". Bill puts the ball into the goal. In the e9
the English team w 10
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Passage 11 Today people can u 1 the phone to talk with others almost anywhere on the earth. But when you use the 2 with. That may c 3 in the future. 5 it,
phone, you don't see the person you are t
Today some people are using a kind of telephone c 4 two people who are talking can see each other. Picture phones can be useful when you have s 6
"Picture phone" or "Vision phone". W
to show the person you're calling. They may have other 7 and ask to borrow a book. Then you'll be able 8 your picture phone.
uses in the future. One day you may be able to ring up a l
to read the book right over your picture phone. Or you may be able to go shopping t
If you see something in the newspaper that you think you want to buy, you'll go to your phone and call the shop. People at the shop will s all over town and n 10 9 you the thing you're interested in right over the phone. You'll be able to shop
leave your room.
Passage 12 Henry was worried. This was his first time to go traveling by air. He did not know h 1 to find his seat, so 2
he went to the air hostess and asked, "Could you help me? I can't find my seat." The air hostess s him the seat and told him to sit d 3 and fasten the seat belt. She told Henry not to m 4
about when
the plane was going up. And she also said that Henry's ears might feel a little s 5 worry about it b 6 many people felt like that. When the plane was f 8 10 7
, but he didn't need to
very high, Henry could stand 9
up and walk round. He could e food and drinks. Henry could e
read books, newspapers or see films. The air hostess would b the flight and arrived home soon.
Passage 13 Some of Robert's old friends were t 1 about young people in their town. They all a 2 3 that old than old
people were cleverer than young people. Then one of them said, "But young people are s people." All of them agreed that this is true e "That is not possible," said his friends. 4 Robert. He thought he was as strong as b 5
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"Well," said Robert, "In one c it. I wasn't strong e I'm as strong as before." 8
6
of my garden there's a big stone. When I was young, I couldn't m 9 can't. That's w
7 10
Now I'm old and when I try to move it, I s
Passage 14 In the home a dad is very important. He is the person who provides us w 1 make your bedroom more beautiful, mend your radio, make c help you with your maths homework. A dad can be very u 4 2 money and clothes. He can
for your birds, r 3
your bicycle and
for taking you in the car to and from parties, 5 talking on the t 8
music lessons, and dancing lessons. He is the one who complains about the time you s 6 as he has to p 7
the bills. Dad is someone who will support you in an argument, if he b 9
you to be right. He is someone who reads your school r
and treats(奖励)you if it is good. A dad likes 10
to come into a nice happy home in the evening, and sit in his chair with a n
Passage 15 Can vegetables be p should be m 3 1 in winter? Yes, but a greenhouse(温室)must be b 2 first. The greenhouse and two 8
of glass. A large greenhouse may be ten metres l 4 the vegetables t 7
three metres w 5
meters high. The sunshine can r 6
the glass. The wind and cold air can be s 9
from getting in. The air inside the greenhouse is always w
More and more greenhouses are b 10
built all over the world. All kinds of vegetables can be brought onto our dinner tables in winter.
Passage 16 Traveling to all countries of the world gets easier and easier, but how well do we know and u Here is a simple test. Imagine(设想) you will hold a m 2 1 each other? 3
at four o'clock, what time should you e
your foreign business friends to come? If they are German, they will a 4
on time. If they are American,
they'll probably be fifteen minutes early. If they are British, they'll be fifteen minutes late. The British seemed to think since the English l 5 to be widely understood. Very soon they f 6
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was widely used in the world, what they did was certain they were completely(完全地) wrong. For e 7 , the
British are happy to have a business lunch and discuss business matters with a drink during the meal; the Japanese p 8 not to work while eating. Lunch is a time for them to relax and get to know e 10 9
other, and they don't drink at lunch. The Germans like to talk about business b
dinner; the French like
to eat first and talk afterwards. They have to be well fed and watered before they discuss anything.
Passage 17 Do you k 1 robots? There are a l 3 2 of robots in the world now. Some of the robots can walk, sing years, a 7
and dance. Some can talk w robot will be able to d 5
people. Most of them can do heavy work. In a few m 4
a car, a train, a ship or a p 6 8
. In a hospital, a restaurant or a shop, we m
see a robot at work. By then, we need n orders(命令) to a robot and it will do a 9
do the cooking or go shopping ourselves. We just give 10 .
the housework. A robot will be our good f
Passage 18 Last May I stayed in Santo Lusa for a week. That was my f 1 visit a famous museum, but I didn't know w 3 trip there. One morning I s 2 out to
way to go, so I stopped a stranger and asked, "Excuse me,
does this st
 

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