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初中英语中考强化系列之综合阅读训练(一)

初中英语中考强化系列之综合阅读训练(一)

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Sports City Bar

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, in Sports City Bar everyone can enjoy a “Buy one, get one free” Tex-Mex & Seafood Buffet(自助餐) for 118 yuan.

At our Sunday Family Buffet, we have exciting games for children. The buffet lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and costs 98 yuan per adult. Children at the age of 12 to 16 eat for half price, and children under 12 (two at most) eat for free.

Happy hour at Sports City Bar lasts from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Buy one soft drink, get one free.

Place: the third floor of Sports Shopping Mall

Tel: 65137766—2248

Choose the best answer according to the poster.

( )1. When can you enjoy the “Buy one, get one free” in Sports City Bar?

A. On Tuesday.

B. On Thursday.

C. On Sunday.

D. On Tuesday & Thursday.

( )2. Who can have free lunch at the Sunday Family Buffet?

A. Children under 12.

B. All the children.

C. Everyone.

D. Adults.

( )3. The Sports City Bar is on the ______ floor of Sports Shopping Mall.

A. first

B. second

C. third

D. fourth

( )4. How much will your father pay if he and your ten-year-old brother go to have lunch at the Sunday Family Buffet?

A. 49 yuan.

B. 98 yuan.

C. 118 yuan.

D. 147 yuan.

( )5. If you are 13 years old, you ______.

A. need to pay 49 yuan for your lunch at the Sunday Family Buffet

B. can eat for free at the Sunday Family Buffet

C. can’t buy one, get one free in Sports City Bar

D. must go to Sports City Bar with your parents

B

About ten men in every hundred have the trouble of color blindness in some way. Women are luckier, only about one in two hundred is affected(感染) in this matter. Perhaps, after all, it is safer to be driven by a woman.

There are different kinds of color blindness. For example, a man cannot see deep

red. He may think that red, orange and yellow are all shades(影子) of green. Sometimes a perso n can’t tell the difference between blue and green. Only a few unlucky men may see everything in shades of green—a strange world indeed.

Color blindness in human beings is a difficult thing to explain. In only one eye there are millions of very small thing s called “cones(锥状细胞)”. These help us to see in the bright light and to tell differences between colors. There are also millions of “rods(杆状细胞)”, but these are used for seeing when it is nearly dark. They show us shapes but not colors.

Some insects have favorite colors. Mosquitoes(蚊子) like blue but do not like yellow.

A red light will not attract insects, but a blue light will. Human beings also have favorite colors. Yet we are lucky. With the help of the cones in our eyes, we can see many beautiful colors by day, and with the help of the rods we can see shapes at night. Choose the best answer according to the passage.

( )1. “Color blindness” means “______” in Chinese.

A. 盲目

B. 无色

C. 色盲

D. 讨厌颜色

( )2. Some people say it’s safer to be driven by women b ecause ______.

A. women drive more carefully

B. women are better at driving than men

C. women can see things more clearly

D. there are fewer color-blind women

( )3. With the help of the “cones”, we can ______.

A. tell different shapes

B. kill insects

C. see in the dark

D. tell orange from yellow

( )4. We can attract and kill mosquitoes by using a ______ light.

A. red

B. yellow

C. blue

D. green

( )5. Which of the following sentences about color blindness is TRUE?

A. None of men can see deep red.

B. Not all of men have the same problem in recognizing colors.

C. None of men can tell the difference between blue and green.

D. All of men see everything in shades of green.

C

“Chage and Aska” is one of Japan’s most successful s inging groups. Chage and Aska began making music together in 1979. Now, more than 20 years and 200 songs

later, they are still popular in Japan and around the world.

Chage (real name: Shuji Shibata) and Aska (real name: Shigeaki Miyazaki) first met in high school. In 1979, they entered the Yamaha Popular Song Contest. They won the grand prize(大奖). That year, their group “Chage and Aska” was born.

Their most successful year was 1991. Their album Tree sold 2.5 million copies in Japan. The single from that album, Say Yes, sold three million copies. That year, they won six Japan Golden Disc awards, including the best album.

The band is also popular outside Japan. The tickets to their concerts in other Asian countries usually sell out. In 1996, they became the first Asian group to give a live concert on MTV “Unplugged”. Many Asian singers, like Sally Yeh(叶倩文) and Andy Lau(刘德华), like to perform Chage and Aska’s songs. For the group’s 15th anniversary(周年纪念), a group of American singers released an album of Chage and Aska’s songs.

Besides singing with the group, Aska has his own career(事业). And Chage has his own band, Multi Max. Chage and Aska also write songs for American movies. Truly, the world is saying yes to Chage and Aska.

Choose the best answer according to the passage.

( )1. Chage and Aska met ______ for the first time.

A. at a show for a contest

B. at a concert

C. in a Yamaha store

D. in high school ( )2. What was special about 1991 for Chage and Aska?

A. It was their most successful year.

B. They broke up.

C. They earned three million dollars.

D. They changed their names.

( )3. What did Sally Yeh do?

A. She gave a concert for MTV.

B. She wrote a song for Chage and Aska.

C. She sang Chage and Aska’s songs.

D. She worked with Andy Lau on his 15th anniversary.

( )4. Multi Max is ______.

A. Aska’s new name

B. Chage’s band

C. a Chage and Aska’s album

D. a music award

( )5. Which of the following is NOT true?

A. Chage and Aska are not popular in America.

B. The group won many awards.

C. One of their albums sold 2.5 million copies.

D. Many people like to go to Chage and Aska’s concerts.

D

My name is Betty Sanders. I’m a telephone operator, and I work for Universal Telephone Company(UTC). My job at UTC is an interesting one. I work five days a week, and my hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. I do a lot of things—I place long-distance

calls for people, I answer questions, and I help people when they are in trouble.

Today, for example, I had an interesting experience. At eleven o’clock this morning, I got a call from a man. I didn’t know who he was. He was in trouble and I could tell that he was worried about something. He gave me his address and asked me to send an ambulance(救护车) right away. I asked him if somebody was hurt, but he didn’t answer my question. He told me he needed a doctor at once, so I said I’ d call an ambulance for him. I still wanted to know what was wrong. Then he said, “Our keys are gone!”I didn’t understand that! Why would he need an ambulance just because he couldn’t find his keys? Then I found out what the trouble was. The man and his wife left the car keys on a coffee table, and later they couldn’t find them. Their little boy John was playing in the room, and they thought he swallowed(吞下) them. But before I could help him, he told me he wouldn’t need an ambulance any longer. His wife found the keys in her bag. They were there all the time.

Choose the best answer according to the passage.

( )1. Betty Sanders works ______.

A. in a factory

B. in a shop

C. in a company

D. in a hospital

( )2. She works _____.

A. forty hours a week

B. seven days a week

C. from Monday to Saturday

D. from 9 o’clock to 16 o’clock every day

( )3. The man called Betty Sanders because _____.

A. he thought Betty was a doctor

B. his son swallowed the keys

C. his son was ill

D. he wanted an ambulance

( )4. In fact, his keys were _____.

A. swallowed by his little son

B. on a coffee table

C. in his wife’s bag

D. left in his car

( )5. According to the passage, we can see _____.

A. Betty Sanders likes her work

B. Betty’s job is to place long-distance calls only

C. the man’s little boy likes playing with keys

D. doctors can help people find keys

E

The Internet has become part of teenage life. A new report on 3,375 students aged from 10 to 18 in seven Chinese cities found that 38% of them think they use the Internet often.

While most of them get 1 information and use the Internet to help themselves in their studies, but some are not using it in a good way. Many play online games too much.

A few 2 visit websites they should not look at. Hong Ying, a teacher from Beijing Yinghua Middle School warns that bad things can happen if young people spend 3 time on the Internet. She had a student who 4 be good at study. But then he started visiting erotic(色情的) websites. He went mad, cheated a girl and was taken by 5 .

In order to help young people use the Internet in a good way, a 6 on good Internet behavior has started to be used in some Shanghai middle schools this term. The book uses real examples to teach students all about good ways of using the Internet. The book gives useful 7 , such as it’s good to read news or to find helpful information to study.

Some students also make online friends. But if you are meeting a friend offline, 8 your parents know. Teachers and parents all think the book is a very good one.

Hong said the book would be a guide for teens using the Internet. She believes it will keep students 9 bad sites.

“Many students are using the Internet without gu idance(指导) from their parents,”

she said. “The book will 10 students how to be a good person in the online world.”Choose the best word or phrase and complete the passage.

( )1. A. bad B. interesting C. useful D. exciting

( )2. A. even B. never C. much D. really

( )3. A. little B. a little C. much too D. too much

( )4. A. is used to B. are used to C. used to D. uses to

( )5. A. his teacher B. the headmaster C. his parents D. the police

( )6. A. CD B. book C. TV play D. movie

( )7. A. languages B. pictures C. songs D. advice

( )8. A. ask B. prevent C. make sure D. find

( )9. A. away from B. with C. in D. into

( )10. A. make B. talk C. teach D. learn from

Key: A) 1-5 DACBA B) 1-5 CDDCB C) 1-5 DACBA

D) 1-5 CADCA E) 1-5 CADCD 6-10 BDCAC