2017-2018学年八年级英语下期中试题(如皋市含答案)

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江苏省如皋市2017-2018学年八年级英语下学期期中试题
 (考试时间:100分钟,总分:100分)
第Ⅰ卷(选择题部分  共55分)
一、听力部分 (本题共20小题;每小题1分,满分20分)
第一部分  听对话回答问题
(    ) 1. Which sight are they talking about?
A.                       B.             C.  
(    ) 2. What does the man often do after work?
 

A.                       B.           C.
(    ) 3. What’s the man’s telephone number?
 
 A.                B.         C.
(    ) 4. What’s the woman’s father?

A.                 B.        C.
(    ) 5.What colour does the woman like best?
A. Yellow.         B. White.            C. Orange.
(    ) 6. Has the girl’s mother ever been to Hainan Island?
A. Sorry, I don’t know.       B. Yes, she has.       C. No, never.
(    ) 7. What was Meimei doing when Li Lei saw her?
A. She was doing some shopping.  B. She was cooking a meal.
C. She was helping her mother to cook a meal.
(    ) 8. Why wouldn’t Jessica like to see the movie Coming Home?
A. Because she has seen it.   B. Because the movie is not exciting.
C. Because she has to prepare for the test.
(    ) 9. Why did Tom get up so early this morning?
A. Because he wanted to do sports. B. Because he wanted to catch a train.
C. Because he wanted to walk a dog.
(    ) 10. What would Sally like their school to have?
     A. More books.           B. More libraries.          C. More clubs.
第二部分  听对话和短文回答问题
听一段对话,回答第11-12小题。
(    ) 11.What are they talking about?
A. The CCTV news.        B. The sports program.  C. The TV station.
(    ) 12.What does the woman think of watching too much TV?
A. It is good for health.    B. It is not helpful.   C. It is helpful for sports.
听第一篇短文,回答第13-15小题。请根据短文内容,选择正确答案,完成信息记录表。
A busy week
Monday Go to my cousin’s birthday party
Tuesday    13  
Wednesday    14 
Thursday Study for my    15    test
Friday Go to the movies
(    ) 13. A. Go to the dentist     B. Play basketball      C. English
(    ) 14. A . Go to the museum     B. Play tennis        C. Have a test
(    ) 15. A. Maths        B. Arts        C. Chinese
听第二篇短文,回答第16-20小题。
(    ) 16. Why did Anna save money at first?
    A. Because she hoped to buy some toys.
     B. Because she wanted to help homeless children.
    C. Because she hoped to go to Disneyland one day.
(    ) 17. When did Anna know about the Road House?
     A. At the age of four.    B. At the age of eight.    C. At the age of twelve.
(    ) 18. How did Anna know about the Road House?
    A. From a newspaper.    B. On the Internet.     C. From a TV programme.
(    ) 19. What didn’t Anna buy in the shop?
    A. A toy.         B. Some socks.           C. Some pencils.
(    ) 20. Who did Anna buy the presents for?
A. A homeless child.      B. Her good friend.      C. Herself.
二. 单项选择(每小题1分,共10分)
(    ) 21.--- It is said that the government will build _______ international bank here.
    --- Do you believe _______ news?
   A. a; the        B. the; /       C. an; the       D. an; a
(    )22.--Did James invite you to his party?
--Yes. But I had to _______ it because it was hard for me to spare time for it.
A. return     B. refuse    C. renew    D. review
(    ) 23. I went to _______ side of the road in order to avoid _______ him.
A. another; to meet        B. another; meeting    
C. the other; to meet        D. the other; meeting
(    ) 24. If you don’t know _______ with your old clothes, you can send them to me.
  A. where to do    B. what to do     C. how to do   D. which to do
(    ) 25. Please move the chair. It is _______.
        A. on my way       B. in my way   C. by the way      D. in some ways
(    )26. Li lei can’t go swimming with us today because he _______ take care of his sick mother.
  A. has to     B. may    C. must    D. need
(    ) 27. I used to ______ in the country. But now I am used to ______ in the city.
      A. live; live    B. living; living   C. live; living   D. living; live
(    ) 28. --- Where’s your father?
--- He _______ Beijing. He _______ there since last month.
 A. has gone to; has gone          B. has been to; has been   
 C. has gone to; has been       D. has been to; has gone
(     ) 29. --- Would you mind telling who to ask for help with writing?    
 --- _______ .
A. My pleasure        B. No, not at all     C. No, I don’t mind      D. Yes, I will
(    ) 30. --- Harry finally won the first prize.
         ---Really? _______.
     A. Many hands make light work.         B. Every dog has its day.
     C. Burn the candle at both ends           D. It never rains but it pours.
三. 完形填空(每小题1分,共10分)
   When Karen found out that another baby was on the way, like any good mother, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael,   31   for it. They found out that it was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael    32    to his sister in Mommy’s tummy(肚子).
    Finally, Michael’s little sister was born. But she was in    33   condition. They kept the baby girl in the ICU(重症监护室). The doctors told the parents, "There is very little hope." The little girl got   34  . Karen and her husband felt   35   . They planned to have a funeral(葬礼) for her.
    Michael,  36  , kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. "I want to sing to her," he said. Kids were never allowed in ICU. Finally Karen   37    to take Michael to his sister.
    Michael looked at the   38    baby. And he began to sing. In the pure hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey." At once the little baby girl responded. Her pulse rate(脉搏) became  39  .
    "Keep on singing, Michael," encouraged Karen with tears in her eyes. "You never know, dear, how much I   40  you. Please don't take my sunshine away." The baby girl's breath became smooth.
    The next day - the very next day - the little girl was well enough to go home! The doctors called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of God's love!
(    ) 31.A. look      B. ask      C. prepare     D. wait
(    ) 32. A. talked       B. sang      C. danced         D. whispered
(    ) 33.A. serious     B. normal     C. safe      D. important
(    ) 34. A. better      B. thinner    C. worse      D. fatter
(    ) 35. A. helpful     B. homeless   C. harmful    D. helpless
(    ) 36. A. otherwise   B. moreover  C. still     D. however
(    ) 37. A. decided     B. avoided   C. treated      D. risked
(    ) 38.A. friendly     B. lucky     C. shy      D. tiny
(    ) 39.A. silent      B. calm      C. dangerous   D. fast
(    ) 40.A. know      B. believe     C. 1ove      D. change
四. 阅读理解(每小题1分,共15分)
A
Interesting festivals in the world
Throwing tomatoes--Spain( 西班牙)
      Spain takes "tomatoes fights" to a whole new level. But the tomatoes are being thrown, not eaten. The festival takes place during the last Wednesday in August.  Trucks (卡车) carry tomatoes into the square. People rush to the tomatoes and throw them into the crowd.
R olling cheese-England
     This festival is celebrated on the last Monday in May. It takes place on Cooper's Hill. A large wheel of cheese (奶酪) is roiled down Cooper' s Hill. The festival is actually a race where people run down the hill after the rolling cheese. The first person to cross the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese.
Burning man--The United States
      The Burning Man 'Festival lasts a week, it is from the Monday before Labor Day to Labor Day(which falls on the first Monday in September in America). The festival takes place in the Black Rock Desert. The best part of the festival is the burning of a large sculpture(雕塑) of a man.
Pouring water--Thailand
The Songkran Festival is the celebration of the New Year in Thailand. Rather than a single day,Thailand celebrates the New Year from April 13th to April 15th. Thai people run after each other, pouring water. Songkran is one of the most important reasons why foreigners travel to the beautiful land.
(    ) 41. Where will you probably go to enjoy one of the festivals above in May?
A. Spain.                         B. England.  C. The United States.             D. Thailand.
(    ) 42. Which festival is held in Black Rock Desert?
A. Throwing tomatoes.    B. Rolling cheese. C. Burning man,                 D. Pouring water.
(    ) 43.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The tomatoes are thrown into the crowd to eat.
B. Not all the festivals above fall on the single day.
C. Burning a large real man is the best part of the festival.
D. Songkran is the only reason for attracting lots of tourists,
                                       B
Yellow Dress
By Janet Lee

Mary had a yellow dress
Bought from the department store.
It looked as beautiful as the moon,
And as bright as the sun.

Mary wore all the time
The yellow dress I felt so right.
Every day from day to night
I saw her in the dress so bright.

“Buy me a yellow dress,”
I cried to Mom and Dad,
“As beautiful and bright
As the dress the girl living near has!”

I cried and cried and cried,
Until they said with sad eyes,
“We need food for your baby sister,
And clothes for your coming brother.”

Since then I’ve learned
Mary’s yellow dress
Is better to dream of
Than to ask for.
(    ) 44. From the poem, we know that Mary and the writer may be ____________.
    A. classmates      B. relatives       C. neighbours      D. sisters
(    ) 45. Why does the writer say, “Every day from day to night / I saw her in the dress so bright”?
A. The writer lived with Mary.      B. The dress had sun shapes on it.
C. The writer liked the dress very much.    D. The dress was Mary’s school uniform.
(    ) 46. What did the writer’s parents mean by their words?
A. They did not like the yellow dress.       B. They did not have money for a dress.
C. They already had a dress for her baby sister.
D. They would ask Mary where to buy the yellow dress.
                          C
It is believed in some ways that the daughter is father’s lover. But my experience has taught me in a different way. For a long time, my father has been a very vague (模糊的) figure to me. He was a man of few words, tall but slim and nothing else.
    When I was in primary school, my father was never there to pick me up, and he never came to any of my parent-teacher meetings. He was always busy doing projects. I remember when I was in middle school and my head was badly hurt in a PE class. During my operation, my father was still busy with his work. This hurt me most. At that moment, I thought my father as a cold-blooded man who did not care about me at all.
 But things seemed different. I would give a speech at my high school graduation ceremony (毕业典礼). My father, once again, couldn’t attend it because he had a business trip in a place outside the city. “Don’t come. I will be nervous if I see you.” I told him.
    I remember my speech was a success. After the ceremony, I was about to leave, I suddenly noticed a man sitting in a corne r of the hall. It was my father! I was so surprised that I rushed to him with tears  running down my face. “Well done.” he said. His eyes were also filled with tears.
    Later, I knew that my father had managed to finish his work by staying up late, and he drove for eight hours to get back. He sat in the corner because he didn’t want me to see him. My father remembered every word in my speech.
    For much of my life, I described my father was a cold-blooded man who only cared about his work. But when I thought deeply about this, it was clearly not true. At my graduation ceremony I could feel my father’s deep love. The fact is that seeing is not believing, and seeing may not be the fact if we don’t perceive (感知) the world with our hearts and minds. Life is full of love, but sometimes our eyes have trouble seeing it.
(    ) 47. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The writer’s father was in the hospital during her operation.
B. The writer’s father attended her high school graduation ceremony.
C. The writer’s father sometimes picked her up when she was in primary school.
D. The writer’s father went to parent-teacher meetings when she was in primary school.
(    ) 48. The writer rushed to her father with tears running down her face because _________.
A. she gave a speech successfully
B. the graduation ceremony was over
C. she was so nervous that she couldn't help crying
D. she was touched to find her father cared about her
(    ) 49. What does the underlined word “this” in the last paragraph refer to (指代) ?
A. That my father was always doin g projects.
B. That my father was a cold-blooded man.
C. That my father sat in the corner of the hall.
D. That my father’s eyes were filled with tears.
(    ) 50. What’s the best title of the passage?
A. My busy father        B. Life is full of love
C. Seeing is not believing      D. A wonderful speech
                          D
Mrs. Kao couldn’t sleep well. How could she? Winnie said she would be home before eleven, but it was nearly twelve. Where was she? Mrs. Kao called her on her mobile phone. No one answered. She got out of bed, put on a jacket and went to the living room.
Terry walked out of his room and asked, “What’s wrong, Mum? Oh, is Dad coming home tonight?” “No. Tomorrow. I’m waiting for your sister.” Terry went back to his room and studied. He had a very important exam the next day. “Terry is a good boy,” Mrs. Kao thought. “ He’s three years younger, but I never need to worry about him.”
Ten minutes later, the telephone rang. “I’m so happy to hear your voice. Where are you? I’m happy  that you called. No, don’t take the taxi. Stay at the door of the theatre with Maggie. I’ll come and drive you and Maggie home. Don’t worry. I’ll be there in about ten minutes.” Mrs. Kao took the car key and went out.
(    ) 51. How did Mrs. Kao feel before Winnie called?
   A. Sad.   B. Happy.   C. Worried.   D. Lonely.
(    ) 52. Where did Winnie go?
   A. She went to a night movie.    B. She went to an evening class.
   C. She went to a baseball game.   D. She went swimming with Maggie.
(    ) 53. What can we infer (推断) from the story?
   A. Mrs. Kao can’t drive a car.    B. Mr. Kao was not at home.
   C. Maggie is Mrs. Kao’s daughter.   D. Winnie is three years younger than Terry.
(    ) 54. Why didn’t Terry go to sleep?
   A. He wanted to see a film.    B. He was getting ready for an exam.
   C. He was waiting for Maggie.   D. He was waiting for his father.
(    ) 55. What lesson does the story give us?
   A. Children should not have their own mobile phones.
   B. Children should always stay at home and study hard.
   C. Children should not go out before an important exam.
   D. Children should always let their parents know where they are.
第Ⅱ卷(非选择题部分  共45分)
五.词汇(本题共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分)
A. 请根据题中中文提示、英文释义或句意,写出句中所缺单词,使句子通顺。
56. Daniel’s home is _____________ (在……的对面) the school, so he walks to school every day.
57.Do you mind _____________(解释)the words to me, for I don't know how to use them?
58.My idea is _____________ to yours, but different from his.
59.Many Chinese students like to go _____________ (in a foreign country) for further studies.
60. She is new here, so she has no friends and_____________ (亲戚)in this city.
B. 请根据句意从方框中选用合适的词,并用其适当形式填空,使句子通顺。
  twelve     Canada     able     wife     polite
61. On Christmas Eve, many husbands carry their _____________ big shopping bags.
62. We should speak to the old people _____________.
63. The Smiths moved into their new house which is on th e _____________ floor.
64. Some _____________ will fly to China for a visit in a week.
65. Be sure to ask me for help when you find yourself _____________ to work out the problem.
C. 根据句意,选用方框内所给的动词适当时态填空。
tie     relax   not achieve      warn      touch   
66. The students _____________ for ten minutes and they are having lessons now.
67. ---His story _____________ thousands of young people every day.
   ---Yes, more and more young people are following his example.
68. My father _____________ me not to swim in that river many times because it’s dangerous.
69. We _____________ our dream until we try again and again.
70. --- Sorry for not answering your call, I ______________ my dog to the tree then.
--- It doesn’t matter.
六.句型转换 (每空0.5分,共5分。)
71. He has to stay at home to look after his mother.  (改为否定句)
   He _____________ _____________to stay at home to look after his mother.
72. The Physics problem is very easy. All of us can work it out. (合并成一句)
   The Physics problem is _____________ _____________ for all of us to work out.
73. I usually use my computer to search for information.(对划线部分提问)
_____________do you usually use your computer_____________?
74. Millie borrowed the magazine from John three days ago.  (保持句意不变)
   Millie _________ ___________ John’s magazine for three days.
75. He has rich knowledge about Chinese culture.(改为感叹句)
    _____________ _____________ knowledge he has about Chinese culture!
七.短文填空(本题共5小题;每小题1分,满分5分)
Travelling to all corners of the world gets easier and easier, but how well do you know and understand each other? H ere is a simple test. Imagine(设想) you will hold a meeting at four o’clock, what time should you e__76__  your foreign business friends to come? If they are Germans, they will arrive on time. If they are Americans, they will probably be fifteen minutes e__77__. If they are British, they’ll be fifteen minutes late.
    The British seemed to think what they did was certain to be widely understood since the English l__78__ was widely used in the world. Very soon they found they were completely(完全地) wrong. For e__79__, the British are happy to have a business lunch and discuss business matters with a drink during the meal, while the Japanese prefer not to work while eating. Lunch is a time for them to relax and get to know each other, and they don’t drink at lunch. The Germans like to talk business b__80__ dinner, and the French like to eat first and talk afterwards. They have to be well fed and watered before they discuss anything.
76. ___________ 77. ___________ 78. ____________ 79. ____________ 80 ____________
八.翻译句子  (每题1分  共5分)
81. 对于这些志愿者来说,执行任务前接受训练是必要的。
_______________________________________________________________________________
82. 讲座的目的是教学生吃饭的规矩。
_____________________________________________________________________________
83. 网络让交流比以前容易多了。
____________________________________________________________________________
84. 我爸爸去成都出差一个半月了。
_____________________________________________________________________________
85. 读完这本书后,我不再跟过去一样害羞了。
_____________________________________________________________________________
九.任务型阅读 (每题1分   共5分)
What do you do in a situation like this? You’re having dinner with friends at a nice restaurant. You’re having a great time when a phone rings at the table next to you. A man takes out his phone and starts talking loudly about problems he’s having with his girlfriend. He talks for almost ten minutes! This happens all the time-on buses, in restaurants, everywhere!
   Many people find cell phones useful in their daily lives. But we’ve all sat next to someone talking too loudly on a cell phone. You may want to tell the loudmouth to end the conversation, but let the management take care of those noisy customers. You can only control your own behavior. Here are a few rules:
   Off means off! Follow the rules of restaurants and other public places. If a sign says “turn off cell phones”, don’t use your phone. If you are allowed, speak softly for a short time and try to move away from other people.
   Lights off, phone off! Never make calls in a theater or at the movies.
   Pay attention! Talking on a cell phone while driving is dangerous. And watch where you’re going when you’re walking down the streets and talking on the phone.
   As more  people use cell phones, things are only going to get worse. So, the next time you’re getting ready to make a call, stop and consider the people around you.
86. How many rules are mentioned in the passage to control our behavior?
   __________________________________________________________________
87. What should we do if we’re allowed to use cell phones in public places?
_________________________________________________________________
88. Where shouldn’t we make calls according to the passage?
_________________________________________________________________
89. When should we watch where we’re going?
_________________________________________________________________
90. What other situation do you think we shouldn’t make calls?
_________________________________________________________________
十、书面表达 (共10分)
八年级即将结束,在最后一节英语课上,老师安排了小组活动,让同学们谈一谈一年来自己的收获与变化。请根据下面表格提供的信息,写一篇发言稿。
     过去       现在
学习   不努力,玩电脑游戏 学习刻苦,多阅读
          礼仪 没礼貌,乱扔垃圾 行为得体,保护环境
          爱心   不与人分享 为奥运会做事
          展望未来 ……(请自拟至少一点内容)

要求:1、必须包括表格中所有的相关信息,省略号部分适当发挥;
2、词数:80词左右;文章开头结尾已给出不计入总字数。      
3、不得使用真实姓名、校名和地名等。
Hello, everyone. Back to the life in the last year, I think I have changed a lot and made great progress in some ways.
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    Thanks for your listening!
 
如皋市实验初中2017~2018学年度第二学期期中考试
八 年 级 英 语 试 题
英语听力材料和参考答案
第一部分  听对话回答问题。
1. M: Where can you see the Tower Bridge?
W: Oh, we can see it in London.
2.  M: I often  eat snacks while watching TV after I come back after work every day.
W: I'm afraid that’s a bad habit.
3.  W: Hello, could I speak to Mr. Black please?
M: Hello, this is 3345796. He isn’t in at the moment.
4.  M: Your father hasn’t been back for days, what’s he busy doing?
 W: He is saving a dying patient in the hospital.
5. M: I like yellow and white. What about you, Miss Green?
W: My favourite colour is orange.
6. M: When did you go to Hainan Island?
W: I went there with my parents two years ago.
7.  W: Li Lei, do you know where Meimei is?
M: She can’t come. She has to help her mother cook a meal. I saw her buying vegetables in the market just now.
8. M: I’d like to watch the movie Coming Home tonight. Would you go with me, Jessica?
W: I'd like to. But I have to go over my lesson because I have a test tomorrow.
9.  M: Tom got up very early this morning. What’s up?
W: He wanted to catch the first train to London.
10.  M: I love this new school here, there are more books and magazines in the library. What about you, Sally?
W: But I hope there are more interesting clubs for us.
第二部分 听对话和短文回答问题
听一段对话,回答第11至12小题。
W: Do you like watching sports programs on TV, Nick?
M: Yes. I like sports. So my favorite TV channel is CCTV-5.
W: How long do you watch it every day?
M: About 3 hours every day.
W: Doing some sports is good for your health, but I don’t think watching too much TV is helpful.
听第一篇短文,回答13-15小题。请根据短文内容,选择正确答案,完成信息记录表。
Hi, Harry,
    Thank you for your invitation to visit your home next week. I’m sorry, but I can’t come. I have a really busy week. This evening I’m going to my cousin’s birthday party. And tomorrow I have to go to the dentist. On Wednesday, I’m going to play tennis with the school team. And I have to study for my Maths test on Thursday. On Friday evening, I’m going to the movies with some friends. Would you like to come to the movies with us on Friday? Please write to me soon.
Yours,
Marie
听第二段独白,回答第16至20小题。
Anna saved her pocket money because she hoped to go to Disneyland one day. But something happened to her when she was eight years old, and she changed her idea. She watched a programme about the Road House on TV. The Road House is home to many children without parents. On that day, Anna asked her mother to take her to buy some presents. She bought some warm coats, socks and pencils. She also wanted to buy a toy, but her money was not enough. When Anna got home, she chose one of her favourite toys and put it into a box with those things she bought. Anna gave these presents to a child in the Road House. She was happy to help that child with all her money.

第Ⅰ卷(选择题部分  共55分)
一、听力部分
    1-5 ACBCC     6-10 BACBC       11-15BBABA      16-20 CBCAA
二、单项选择
21-25  CBDBB 26-30 ACCBB
三、完形填空
31-35 CBACD        36-40 DADBC
四、阅读理解
41-43 BCB   44-46 CCB   47-50 BDBC  51-55 CABBD
  

Ⅱ卷 (非选择题部分 共45分)
五、词汇
56 opposite    57 explaining    58 similar      59 abroad        60 relatives
61 wives’      62 politely      63 twelfth      64 Canadians     65 unable
66 relaxed     67 touches      68 has warned   69 won’t achieve  70 was tying
六、句型转换
  71 doesn’t  have   72 easy enough   73 What;  for   74 has kept   75 What rich
七、短文填空
    76 expect  77 early  78 language  79 example  80 before
八、翻译句子
81  It’s meaningful for these v olunteers to receive training before doing the task.
82  The purpose of the t alk is to teach students rules for eating.
83  The Internet makes communication much easier than before.
84  My father has been in Chengdu on business for one and a half months.
85  I am not as shy as I used to be after reading this book.
九、任务型阅读
86  Three/3
87  We should speak soft for a short time and try to move away from other people.
88  In a theatre or at the movies.
89  When we’re walking down the streets and talking on the phone.
90  言之有理即可。
十 书面表达 (略)

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