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牛津版初一英语上学期阅读竞赛试卷

初一阅读竞赛试卷

I. Multiple Choice on Vocabulary. (2%*10=20%)

  Directions: Choose one item which best completes each sentence.
  
1. It takes hard work to make a dream come true. Just remember, never _______.
  A. give up     B. stand up    C. lie down    D. go away

2. When people saw pictures taken from Mars, they were _______. There were no plants or animals. There were no signs of life at all.
  A. satisfied     B. thankful   C. happy     D. disappointed
  
3. All of a ______ a big wind blew. The ketchup bottle fell over.
  A. suddenly    B. sudden    C. suddenness   D. sufficient
  
4. In the Arctic, summer lasts only two months _____ the end of June _____ the end of August.
  A. between … and …  B. both … and  C. from … to …  D. either … or …
  
5. In college, Summer began to dream of being in the Olympic games. After the long hard training, her dream _______.
  A.went out     B. came true      C. gave up    D. kept trying

6. Mr. Lopez is a/an _______ coach. He told his students not to give up and had them practise happily.
  A. excellent    B. interesting  C. happy     D. unsuccessful
  
7. Soccer is a/an ______ sport. No one player wins a game alone.
  A. hard       B. amazing    C. world    D. team

8. The children stood on the sidewalk and _________. But they could see nobody.
  A. looked around  B. look up    C. looked for  D. looked at
  
9. When the pirates found their captain was a coward, they began to ______ him.
  A. take care of   B. wait for    C. turn against  D. think of

10. A robot is a machine that can be told _______. Then it can do the job by itself.
  A. how to do    B. what to do   C.  when to meet  D. where to go


II. Choose the correct answer. (2%*15=30%)

Directions: Choose the best answer according to the information in the recommended books.
11. The arctic hare and the Arctic fox have _______ fur in summer.
  A. dark      B. white     C. red      D. yellow
  
12. The first ________ sent to Mars had special cameras. It took pictures of Mars and sent them back to Earth.
  A. robot     B. plane     C. spacecraft     D. planet

13. Ella’s glass slipper was _____. Nobody’s foot could fit into it except Cinderella’s.
  A. too small   B. so beautiful  C. too big     D. magic

14. On the way, Molly found the wrong way. She __________.
  A. changed the sign and made everyone go the wrong way    
  B. pushed Rocky into the trash bin made Pinky skate into the bush    
  C. caught up to the others and told them the right way
  D. was the last to cross the finish line
  
15. At first, Michael’s older brother was ______ than Michael while playing basketball.
  A. better      B.  worse     C.  poorer      D. more

16. Players in the Tigers _______ each other. When they meet difficulties, they help each other a lot.
  A. laugh at     B.  kick      C. scare     D. support
  
17. Where did Katy stay when her classmates visited the Lakeland Science Museum?
  A. In a room all about robots.    B. In her own lab.
  C. In a room all about animals.    D. In B Street Museum.
  
18. Katy made a robot called Plato. It can __________.
  A. help mothers do some housework  
  B. help students care about school things    
  C. help farmers pick tomatoes and apples
  D. help people pick things up under water
  
19. At last, the Lost Boys were not scared any more. They fought as a team and killed _______ of the pirates.
  A. some      B. most     C. one       D. none
  
20. A _______ is inside almost all robots. It controls every move the robot makes.
  A. camera     B.  wheel     C. computer   D. battery

21. On Saturday morning, Coach Barnes found their equipment bag missing. It was full of _______. So they had to throw the ball.
  A. bats       B. team shirts   C. new balls   D. baseball mitts
  
22. Mr Smith was a _______ in the 1960s. With his help, the Falcons played the best they had ever played.
  A. successful scientist             B. great engineer    
  C. helpful kind man             D. big league ball player

23. When someone said Sue’s not doing very well, she felt like _______.
  A. smiling       B.  shouting     C. crying      D. running
  
24. At this moment, it is _______ o’clock in London. People are leaving work and on their way home.
  A. one        B.  five       C.  eight      D. ten
  
25. Ziggy followed the beautiful flowers and picked lots of them. He went farther and farther. At last, he _______.
  A. felt hungry            B.  was caught by Ben  
  C. got lost on Earth         D. found some rocket fuel
III. Cloze. (2%*10=20%)

Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are 4
  choices marked A, B, C and D. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the
  passage.
  On a clear night, look up at the sky. Look for a glowing  26  dot. It is not a star. It is a planet  27  Mars.
  A planet can be made of dirt, rock, and sometimes gas. There are eight planets that travel  28  our Sun. Our Earth is the third planet from the Sun. Mars is the  29  planet, right after the earth. Mars and Earth are next-door neighbours!
  Mars is  30  from Earth. It is only about half the size. If you look at Mars  31  a telescope, the planet looks reddish. It is much colder than  32 . The temperatures are almost always below zero. The air is so thin that a person could not  33  it. Still, Mars is the planet most like Earth.
  Mars is like Earth in many ways. It  34  days and nights. There are ice caps at the top and bottom.  35  planets also have moons. Earth has one moon. Mars has two.

26. A. black       B. red        C. yellow       D. brown
27. A. call        B. calls        C. calling       D. called
28. A. around      B. behind      C. along       D. through
29. A. first       B. second      C. fourth       D. fifth
30. A. same       B. different     C. far away      D. similar
31. A. through      B. into        C. at         D. to
32. A. Moon       B. Sun        C. Earth         D. Planet
33. A. touch  B. feel       C. breathe      D. get
34. A. has      B. is         C. likes       D. is like
35. A. Either        B. Neither      C. All        D. Both


IV. Reading Comprehension. (3%*10=30%)

  Directions: Each passage is followed by questions based on its content. After reading
  a passage, choose the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding
  space on the answer sheet.


(A)

  Do you like to play outside? Do you like to run? Do you like to play with a ball? You can do all of these things if you play soccer.
  Soccer players cannot throw and catch the ball. They cannot touch the ball with their hands. Soccer players can only kick the ball.
  Soccer is played with two teams. There is a goal for each team. Some goals are big nets held up by posts. Other goals are shown by lines that mark a space.
  Players on one team want to kick the ball into one goal. Players on the other team want to kick the ball into the other goal. Players score when the ball goes into the other team’s goal. They make one point.
  Lots of people play soccer. You can be young or old, big or small. Soccer is easy to play. All you need is a ball and a place to play. Then find enough players to make two teams.

36. What can soccer players do?
  A. Throw the ball.            B. Catch the ball.  
  C. Touch the ball with their hands.   D. Kick the ball.
37. How many teams is soccer played with?
  A. A lot.     B. Eleven.     C. Two.     D. Four.
38. When can the players score?
  A. When they kick the ball into the other team’s goal.
  B. When they kick the ball into a big net on the ground.
  C. When they kick the ball into their own goal.
  D. When they kick the ball into the space behind their team.
39. What do we need if we want to play soccer?
  A. A big place is enough to play soccer.
  B. A ball and a place to play soccer.
  C. Enough players to make two teams.
  D. A ball, a big place and enough players
40. Which is right according to the passage?
  A. We can play soccer in a big room with our friends.
  B. Lots of people play soccer. It doesn’t matter if they are young or old.
  C. When we play soccer, we can throw the ball.
  D. If you don’t like to play with a ball, you can play soccer.


(B)

From:jenny@compmail.ca                To: Li-Ming@net.cn
Subject: School!                     Date:01/09 9:04 PM

Hi, Li Ming,
  Today was the first day of school. I am in Grade Seven this year. I have a new school. It’s big! There are 360 students. Every grade has four classes. There are 20 students in my class.
  School is different this year.
  This year, school begins at 8:30. Last year, school began at 8:45.
  Last year, I had one teacher. This year, I have many teachers. Every teacher has a different classroom. We go from room to room for our classes. It’s good exercise!
  On Wednesday, my cousin Brian arrives from the UK. He will live with my family this year. Brian is twelve years old, just like me!
  
Your friend,
Jenny


From: Li-Ming@net.cn                To: jenny@compmail.ca
Subject: I like e-mail!                 Date: 02/09 6:10 PM

Hi, Jenny,
  I was happy to see your e-mail. It’s fun to get e-mail from Canada! My school is big, too. It’s bigger than yours. There are about 550 students in my school, and three classes for every grade. My class has sixty pupils. We don’t have to go to different classes, but we have many different teachers. We have our classes in one room, and the teachers come to us. At my school, the teachers get the exercise!
  
Li Ming

41. Where does Jenny come from?
  A. Canada.     B. The UK.     C. China.    D. The USA.
  42. When did Li Ming send his e-mail?
    A. At 9:04 a.m. on September 1st.   B. At 9:04 p.m. on September 2nd.
    C. At 6:10 a.m. on September 1st.   D. At 6:10 p.m. on September 2nd.
  43. How do Jenny and her classmates have classes?
    A. They go from room to room to have different classes.
    B. They have their classes in their own classroom.
    C. Their teachers go to them and they needn’t go anywhere.
    D. They always have classes in a big classroom.
44. Who will live with Jenny’s family this year?
  A. Li Ming.     B. Brian.     C. Her best friend.   D. Her uncle.
45. How many students are there in Li Ming’s class?
  A. 360.         B. 550.      C. 60.           D. 20.
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