1. What subject does Mr Dixon teach?
2. What’s Jim’s cousin’s job?
3. What food does the man like best?
4. What time are they going to meet?
5. What's Tom going to do now?
A. Shout more loudly. B. Stop shouting. C. Sing a song.
6. What color does the lady think matches white well?
A. Pink. B. Violet. C. Blue.
7. Where is the conversation happening?
A. In a drink shop. B. In an office. C. At the bus stop.
8. How does Beau Jessup make a lot of money?
A. By giving British babies Chinese babies.
B. By giving Chinese students English names.
C. By giving Chinese babies English names.
9. What happened after London fire this year?
A. Over ten thousand people lost their lives.
B. Ten thousand people lost their homes.
C. About one hundred people lost their lives.
10. What’s dad’s suggestion?
A. Do more exercise. B. Exercise more and eat less. C. Eat less sweet food.
C) 听下面2段对话或短文，每段话后有几个小题，从题中所给的A、 B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项。每段话读两遍。
11. How much is the dictionary?
A.￡15. B.￡50. C.￡40.
12. What does the lady think of the dictionary?
A. It’s too cheap. B. It’s too old. C. It’s too expensive.
Information about a journey
How long to stay You are going to stay with a family for 13 .
What to wear A red 14 .
What to take Take enough money, 15 and the school letter.
13. A. 7 days B. 14 days C. 21 days
14. A. T-shirt B. shirt C. sweater
15. A. four photos B. an umbrella C. a mobile phone
D) 听下面的短文，短文后有五个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项。短文读两遍。
16. What kind of shoes did the shoemaker make?
A. Rainshoes. B. Leather shoes. C. Cloth shoes.
17. The shoemaker used to be rich, didn’t he?
A. Yes, he did. B. No, he didn’t. C. Yes, he was quite rich.
18. Who helped the shoemaker make the shoes?
A. His wife. B. His assistant. C. We don’t know.
19. Where can the shoemaker find the new shoes?
A. In his bed. B. Upstairs. C. On the table.
20. Which of the following is true according to the article?
A. The shoemaker sold shoes to make a living.
B. The shoemaker wore the new shoes every day.
C. Nobody bought the new shoes.
21. He entered university before becoming NBA player.
A. an; a B. an; an C. a; an D. a; a
22. I wear blue brown. I only like white clothes.
A. not only; B. both; and C. neither; nor D. either; or
23. Most women go shopping watch sports.
A. prefer; to B. like; better than
C. would rather; to D. would rather; than
24. of them was so happy when they each given a gift.
A. Every one; were B. Everyone; were
C. Every one; was D. Everyone; was
25. We all think Suzy is the most suitable person this position.
A. for B. to be C. as D. at
26. That pop star in a black suit at the birthday party.
A. dressed B. was dressed C. wore D.was wearing
27. When Spud was young, he was much smaller than kids in his school.
A. another B. other C. the other D. any other
28. All of us doubt there will next week.
A. if; be snowy B. whether; have snow
C. that; have snow D. whether; be snow
29. The book written by the famous author is reading over and over again.
A. very worth B. quite worth C. well worthy D. well worth
30. If you are feeling stressed, you should .
A. shout at people B. keep quiet
C. share your problem with somebody D. only keep it to yourself
31. We were ready to play a movie outside it started to rain heavily.
A. while B. when C. before D. after
32. Poor Raymond hardly smiled after he lost his pet pig, he?
A. didn’t B. hadn’t C. did D. had
33. To have more time for my hobbies, I often have my house .
A. clean B. cleaned C. be cleaned D. cleaning
34. 一So many teenagers are sitting in the stands. will the speech begin?
一 nine thirty.
A. How soon; Not until B. How long; Not until
C. How soon; Until D. How long; Until
35. 一I’m really sorry, I lost your shopping list.
一 . I can make another one now.
A. Don’t mention it B. It doesn’t matter C. I’m ok D. That’s right
I lived in New Mexico. There were many people who 36 money in the streets. I always thought that they were cheaters, so I 37 helped them, though I could have.
One afternoon, after finishing work, I drove to Qiaonan Primary School to 38 my daughter. On the way, I saw a boy standing on the street corner, 39 a piece of paper with some words on it. “Work for money!” 40 beggars, he wished to get money by working for others. Suddenly something inside me told me to help the boy. So I stopped my car and 41 the car window. The boy saw me and ran over to me quickly.
“ It's my 42 to work for you ,madam.” He said politely. “I just need 120 cents.”
I 43 him two dollars. “You need to do nothing,” I said.
“No, I can't take your money without doing anything,” said the boy.
I replied, “Just treat it as a 44 to thank God!”
“God bless you, madam!” The boy said with excitement. “ You have made it 45 for me to help my mom with her illness! It's getting dark and the chemist's is going to close soon, so I have to leave to buy some medicine for her! Thank you so much!” Then he ran towards the chemist's.
In fact, sometimes a small help you have offered will make a difference in others' lives.
36. A. paid for B. looked for C. begged for D. waited for
37. A. never B. often C. always D. usually
38. A. pick up B. look after C. worry about D. search for
39. A. writing B. reading C. holding D. burning
40. A. Famous for B. Popular with C. Same as D. Different from
41. A. broke down B. rolled down C. turned down D. fell down
42. A. task B. duty C. pleasure D. trouble
43. A. made B. handed C. bought D. borrowed
44. A. key B. way C. door D. road
45. A. possible B. difficult C. important D. necessary
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, and he was also the only United States president to hold a patent (专利).
Lincoln was born on February 12,1809. As a young man, he had a strong interest in new technology. He once worked on the Mississippi River as a boat worker. One day, the boat rushed onto a dam (水坝) and was set free only after a long time. In later years, while traveling on the Great Lakes, Lincoln's ship met similar trouble. These two similar experiences led him to think about his invention. Abraham Lincoln received a patent on May 22,1849. The invention was used to help out the boats or ships that met trouble in shallow water or beach. But it was never on the market. Abraham Lincoln made the model for his patent with his own hands out of wood. It is on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln called the introduction of patent laws “one of the three most important developments in the world's history”, along with the discovery of America and the perfection of printing.
During the Civil War, Lincoln took a personal interest in new weapons, calling on the use of machine guns and so on.
46. Which statement about Lincoln's invention is NOT true?
A. It was about how to build a dam. B. It was used to help ships or boats in trouble.
C. It was never on the market. D. Lincoln made a model for his invention.
47. In Lincoln's mind, “the three most important developments in the world's history” didn't include .
A. the introduction of patent laws B. the discovery of America
C. the invention of machine guns D. the perfection of printing
48. What's the main idea of the passage?
A. How did Lincoln become a president? B. A president to hold a patent!
C. Abraham Lincoln's early life. D. When did Abraham Lincoln get a patent?
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (中国扶贫基金会) has started a program to hire and train 100 local women as substitute mothers (替代妈妈) to take care of left-behind children. The three-year program will select 100 villages across Sichuan Province and hire one woman for each village.
“It is a model to solve the problem of left-behind children,” said Liu Wenkui, secretary of the foundation. The “substitute mothers” will do parents’ job, finding out what the children need and helping them with problems. Each substitute mother will take care of about 300 to 500 children. There will be a “children's home” in each village to be the mother's office and children's playing space. Their job is to provide quick service and discover the children's problems.
The program hopes to hire women aged 19 to 55 years old from the villages. “We want to hire full-time ‘mothers’ to make sure they won't think about other work,” Liu said. “We want local women because they understand local languages and cultures.” The program in Sichuan is an experiment, and Liu said, “If it is a successful model, we will start it in the whole country.”
“If parents are forced to leave home to earn a living and unable to take their children with them, we are looking for a transitional (过渡的) way to solve the problem,” he added.
49. How long will the program last?
A. Three months. B. A year. C. Three years. D. Ten years.
50. Who is possible to be a substitute mother?
A. A girl at the age of 18. B. A woman with a part-time job.
C. A man from the local village． D. A woman who knows local language.
51. Which is NOT true according to the passage?
A. A substitute mother plays a role of parents.
B. Each substitute mother will take care of about 300 to 500 children.
C. Each village will have a “children's home”.
D. The children's parents will pay for the substitute mother.
52. What's the best title for the passage?
A. Left-behind Children's Problems B. Substitute Mothers in Villages
C. Left-behind Women's Problems D. Substitute Children in Villages
We can express thoughts and feelings and send sounds and pictures on our smartphones today. We can't send tastes，smells or touch. But some scientists in Britain are trying to develop a way for smartphones to do that.
To give users a sense of taste, Adrian David Cheok and some other scientists designed two electrodes (电极片). “You put these two electrodes in your mouth, you put your tongue in between and then your tongue will get a virtual taste perception (虚拟味觉) in your brain,” said Professor Cheok. They have already created sour, salty, sweet and bitter tastes.
A device called “Scentee” permits users to have the sense of smell. Scientists put a Scentee into a smartphone, and it can spray (喷射) small clouds of fragrance, including flowers, fruits and coffee. Professor Cheok says the person speaking can activate (激活) the device. Scentee holds a container with about 100 different smells. The container must be replaced when all the smells run out.
The sense of touch comes from a ring-like device. It is connected wirelessly to the smartphone. “I can be in London and my friend can be in Tokyo, and I can squeeze my finger and then they'll get a squeeze on their finger through the Internet. It's a way of touch communication with small mobile devices,” Professor Cheok said.
Professor Cheok hopes devices like these will someday be added to houses. He says they may change the future of long-distance communication.
53. Adrian David Cheok and some other scientists are trying to .
A. make smartphones smaller B. make smartphones send sounds and pictures
C. make smartphones much cheaper D. make smartphones send tastes, smells and touch
54. According to the passage, the tongue will get a virtual taste perception by .
A. putting the smartphone into the mouth
B. touching two electrodes in the mouth
C. touching the device called “Scentee”
D. connecting to a ring-like device wirelessly
55. What does the underlined word “fragrance” mean ?
A. 痛苦 B. 权利 C. 香味 D. 力量
56. From the third paragraph we can infer(推断) that .
A. different smells can be put inside Scentee
B. the container can only hold 50 different smells
C. people needn't activate the device called Scentee
D. all the smells can be reused, so they won't run out
57. What's the main idea of this passage?
A. The history of long-distance communication.
B. Future smartphones can send tastes, smells and touch.
C. How smartphones work.
D. Smartphones make people's communication convenient.
58. He is always ▲ (缺席) from school, that’s why he kept failing in exams.
59. We are always ▲ (分开) into four groups when having a discussion.
60. The victory of a basketball team ▲ (需要) that there is speed and team spirit.
61. We can get love and ▲ (温暖) from people who care about us.
62. Jessica reads to her children ▲ (无论何时) she has time.
63. Most people in big cities prefer the ▲ (寂静) in the countryside now.
64. After hard work, he ▲ (带领) his team to international championship last season.
65.一Hurry, our class is going to play basketball ▲ Class Four.
一Dear me! I hope we will beat them.
66.一My parents don’t allow me to play outside after 6 p.m. .
一I think your parents are ▲ than mine.
67.一My best friend won the race and broke the national ▲ again.
Many countries all over the world have National Parks. There are about 7，000 National Parks around the world. Most of them protect natural settings as well as the plants and animals that live there, but a few are in towns and cities.
Are there National Parks in England?
There are nine National Parks in England. The first three were the Peak District, the Lake District and Dartmoor, which were all named as National Parks in 1951. Others followed afterwards, such as the North York Moors in 1952, the New Forest in 2005 and the South Downs in 2010.
Are there any problems in the National Parks?
First, there are about 110 million visitors to the parks every year, bringing many benefits to the areas but creating problems too. Many popular towns and villages can be swamped(使淹没) by visitors. This results in overcrowded car parks and roads choked with traffic. Life can be difficult for people who live there, as more and more gift shops and cafes are opened instead of those everyday shops; in popular areas, house prices can become too high for local people making it hard for them to stay in the area.
Another major problem is litter. In the parks it is a particular danger to animals. Broken glass can also cause fires by focusing the rays of the sun. When these start in wild places, they are much harder to control and can damage large areas very quickly.
How can people help?
All National Parks in England promote the Countryside Code, which tells people how to take care of their environment. If these rules are followed, the National Parks will be protected and continue to give pleasure to many people for a long time.
73. What were the first three National Parks in England?
74. What two main problems do the National Parks in England have?
75. Do you think it necessary to protect the National Parks? Why or Why not?
假如你是Sandy， 你们班的英语老师Mr Lee想了解班级同学的状况，以便有针对性地对学生进行考前心理辅导。请你根据下面的内容要求，给Mr Lee写封电子邮件，说明自己目前的情况，自己所做的努力，并请他给你仍有的困惑提一些建议。内容要点如下：
1. 目前的情况 ①学业重, 上课困
2. 所做的努力 ①细致计划时间
3. 仍有的困惑 ①父母不允许边作业边听音乐，认为会分神
参考词汇：distracted adj. 分神的；
Subject: My problems
Date: November 17
Dear Mr Lee,
I’m very glad to write to you. I have some problems and feel really stressed these days. Every day I have so much homework to do that
What should I do? Can you offer me some suggestions? I hope to have a good talk with you soon.
2017-2018学年第一学期期中考试 初三英语 听力部分
1. W: Who is still in the office now?
M: Mr Dixon, the new Chemistry teacher.
2. W: Jim, what’s your cousin?
M: Oh, he’s done great job. His works won lots of high praise from the art community.
3. W: What’ s your favorite food?
M: I prefer chicken to fish. However, I am crazy about beef steak.
4. W: Simon, why not meet at 7:00 tonight? 7:30 is a little bit late.
M: Ok, see you then.
5. W: Tom, if you keep shouting loudly in that way, you are gonna lose your voice.
M: Thanks, I’ll keep my mouth shut.
6. W: I like this violet skirt. It’ll match my white boots well.
M: Yes, you must look quite smart.
7. W: Excuse me, can I have a look at the menu. I’m very thirsty.
M: Sure, I’ll wait for your order.
8. W: Have you heard that a girl called Beau Jessup makes money by giving Chinese babies English names?
M: Wow! She’s so wise.
9. W: A tall building caught fire in London this year. More than 100 people lost their lives.
M: It’s horrible. Hundreds of people lost their homes.
10. W: Dad, I am too big for my pants.
M: Perhaps you should eat fewer sweet snacks.
C) 听下面2段对话或短文，每段话后有几个小题，从题中所给的A、 B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项。每段话读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第11至第12题。
W: Where have you been, John?
M: I have been to a shop to buy a dictionary.
W: How much did you pay for it?
M: 50 pounds.
W: 50 pounds for such a thin dictionary! I can’t believe it!
M: What do you mean?
W: Don’t you think the price is much too high?
M: No, I don’t think so.
Well, here is something important for everyone who will go to New York next month. You’re going to stay with a family for two weeks, so you should take enough money. You must remember to wear a red shirt when you arrive, so your new family members will find and meet you easily.
You’ll need to take four photos of yourself with you, and of course, it’s important for you to take the school letter with you. While you are there, if you have any problem, please call Sunshine School Office. Have a lovely journey!
D) 听下面的短文，短文后有五个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项。短文读两遍。
Once upon a time there was a kind old shoemaker. He worked hard, but the day came when he had only a little money left ---- just enough to buy leather for one final pair of shoes. That evening the shoemaker cut up the leather, leaving it on his table, he climbed the stairs to bed. The next morning the shoemaker couldn’t believe his eyes. On his table was the best pair of shoes he had ever seen. He put the shoes in his shop window and that afternoon a gentleman bought them for a price that surprised the shoemaker.
The money was enough to buy enough leather to make two new pairs of shoes. The shoemaker cut up the leather and left it lying on his table, and went to bed. The next morning, when he came downstairs, the shoemaker saw two pairs of beautiful new shoes! So it went on for weeks. Every night the shoemaker cut out the leather and left it on his table. And every morning there were pretty shoes waiting to be sold. Then the shoemaker lived a happy life.
1-5 BABAB 6-10 BACCC 11-15 BCBBA 16-20 BBCCA
21-25 CCDAA 26-30 BCDDC 31-35 BCBAB
36-40 CAACD 41-45 BCBBA
46-48 ACB 49-52 CDDB 53-57 DBCAB
58. absent 59. divided 60. requires 61. warmth 62. whenever
63. silence 64. led 65. against 66. stricter 67. record
68. Because she feels/is confident enough, she often makes/gives a speech/talk in front of many people.
She feels/is confident enough, so she often makes/gives a speech/talk in front of many people.
69. When you have difficulty making a decision, why not let your parents know you need them?
70. I really don’t/can’t understand why it is necessary to pay attention to every detail.
71. He has donated blood many times since I first met him.
72. To my surprise, he succeeded in getting this scholarship.
/ To my surprise, he got this scholarship successfully.
73. The Peak District，the Lake District and Dartmoor.
74. Too many visitors and litter.
75. Yes, I think so. Because it is good for us to take care of our environment./Because it is good for our environment.
No, I don't think so. Because there are too many national parks in the world now. (理由合理就可以得分）
(One possible version)
Dear Mr Lee,
I’m very glad to write to you. I have some problems and feel really stressed these days. Every day I have so much homework to do that I feel sleepy in class the next day. I hardly have any spare time for sports, which makes my life very boring.
I know it is important to finish all my homework on time, so I am trying to plan my day carefully. And it will help me relax by taking exercise or listening to music. Sometimes, when I feel tired, I will look at the color of blue, as blue can bring peace to my mind and body.
But I still can’t solve some of my problems. For example, my parents don’t want me to do my homework while listening to music. They think it makes me distracted…(自己补充2点) (e.g. I’m not allowed to watch TV or surf the Internet./I don’t have any close friends. Sometimes I feel lonely./ My parents do not allow me to play football after school. etc.)
What should I do? Can you offer me some suggestions? I hope to have a good talk with you soon.