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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    Once upon a timea hippo (河马)lived in a river next to a big tree

    One daya bird came and nested (筑巢)in the treeThe songs of the bird filled the hippo with so much envy (羡慕)that he couldn’t think of anything elseEvery day he would think why he wasn’t born to be a bird even though the bird told him many times he was so lucky to be so big and such a good swimmer

    Finallythe hippo made up his mind that he would come out of the riverclimb the tree and start singingHoweverwhen he tried to climb the treeit was very clear that the hippo didn’t have wingsnor claws to climb with

    Realizing that he would never climb up the treehe angrily hit the tree until it came crashing to the groundThen he stepped onto the leaves of the fallen treeand began singing

    Unfortunatelyhippos can’t singeitherAll that came from his mouth were terrible noisesand when the other animals heard thisthey all came around to make fun of the hippo

    He was so ashamed by thisHe also felt bad about having knocked the tree overHe used all his strength to raise the tree back up againand look after it until it completely recovered.(康复).

    1The hippo envied the bird because    

    Ahe could fly high              Bhe could build a nest

    Che could sing well             Dhe could live in the tree

    2After reading this passagewe know    

    Athe writer is telling us a true story

    Bthe story happened on an autumn day

    Cthe bird thought he was luckier than the hippo

    Dthe hippo tried to do something against his nature

    3The hippo in this story   

    Awas happy all the time                 Bdid not respect his friends

    Cliked to talk a lot but did nothing         Dcorrected his mistake when he realized it

    4From the passagewe can infer(推断) that the hippo would   after such an experience

    Abe a good singer                      Bbe good at climbing trees

    Cstop envying the bird                  Dnot make friends with other animals

    5The best title of this passage may be“    

    AThe hippo that wished to sing           BThe tree that was knocked over

    CThe bird that wished to swim            DThe animals that were in high spirits

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    Once upon a time, there was a spider with the name Anansi. He knew that he was very clever but he also knew he wasn’t wise. He didn’t like this, but he did not know what to do. One day he had an idea. He went around the village with a basket and asked people to give him some of their wisdom. Each person put a bit in his basket and wished him good luck.

    Soon his basket was full, but Anansi was worried that his neighbors might be jealous(嫉妒) of his wisdom and take it from him. He decided to hide it at the top of a tall tree. When he had tied the basket to the front part of his body, he tried to climb the tree, but it was too difficult. He tried again and again without success.

    Then his youngest son walked by.What are you doing, father?he asked and Anansi told him. Why don’t you carry the basket on your back instead? his son said.

    Anansi put the basket on his back and climbed the tree easily, but he wasn’t happy. I walked all over the village and collected so much wisdom that I am the wisest person ever, but my baby son is still wiser than me. Take back your wisdom! he said. And he threw the basket of wisdom into the air and went home. And that’s how wisdom went all over the world.

    1. Anansi went around the village because ____________.

      A. he knew he was very clever            B. he wanted to show his good luck

      C. he hoped to meet his son               D. he wanted to ask people for wisdom

    2. Anansi wanted to get his wisdom from ____________.

      A. his son        B. his father       C. the villagers    D. the neighbors

    3. The underlined word it in Paragraph 2 refers to(指的是) ____________ .

      A. the tree       B. the basket       C. the luck    D. the wisdom

    4. The passage above is ____________.

      A. a report       B. a story      C. an advertisement    D. a diary

    5. The best title for the passage would be ____________.

      A. Anansi’s wisdom               B. The wisdom of Anansi’s son

      C. Anansi and his son            D. Anansi and the villagers

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    (an extract from Probuditi!)

    Calvin waited outside Trudy’s bedroom. Then it happened—a scream, a very loud scream. Calvin ran to his room and dived into bed.

    He heard Mama coming down the hall.

    Did you do this? his mother asked. Calvin looked out from under the covers. His mother stood over him, holding a rubber spider.

    Do what? he asked.

    You put that thing in my bed, Trudy told him, stepping out from behind Mama.

    Don’t think that just because it’s your birthday you can get away with something like this, Mama scolded (责骂).

    You do want your present, don’t you? That wiped the smile off Calvin’s face.

    Course I do, he said.

    Then you apologize(道歉).

    Calvin dropped his head. Sorry Trudy, he muttered(嘟囔).

    Here, Mama said. Happy birthday. At the breakfast table she handed Calvin an envelope. Inside were tickets to the matinee show of Lomax the Magnificent, the world-famous magician and hypnotist. You’ve got two tickets there, Mama said, and I know someone who’d really love to go along. She smiled at Trudy.

    You don’t mean here, do you? Calvin asked, eyeing his little sister.

    Well, that would be really nice. But those tickets are yours. If you want to ask somebody— Calvin didn’t wait for his mother to finish. He rushed out of the house to call Rodney, his pal next door, that the two of them were going to see Lomax the Magnificent.

    1. Who screamed at the beginning?

       A. Calvin.        B. Calvin’s sister.   C. Calvin’s friend.    D. Calvin’s mother.

    2. Calvin apologized to Trudy ________.

       A. unwillingly     B. truly           C. happily           D. excitedly

    3. Calvin received his present ________.

       A. in the kitchen     B. in his bed    C. inside the theatre     D. outside his house

    4. Calvin’s mother Rally wanted Calvin to ________.

       A. ask his friend to the show                        B. find out what his friend thought

       C. do what she thought was right                     D. watch the show without his sister

    5. What is the best title for this passage?

       A. Trudy’s Spider                               B. Mother’s Tickets

       C. Calvin’s Birthday                                D. Rodney’s Present

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    It was summer and I was with my new colleagues. I’d graduated from college just two months earlier and relocated (搬家) to Chicago to work there. I barely knew Chicago, but luckily, my co-workers were friendly. We became so close that 13 of us spent a weekend together at the lake and rented a boat.

    On our last morning, I wanted to get back into the boat after swimming for a bit. But as I approached it, a force pulled me in. Within seconds, the lower half of my body was stuck between the boat’s propellers (螺旋桨). I reached down as the water around me turned deep red. Instead of feeling the flesh of my leg, my hand touched exposed muscle and bone.

    It took nearly 45 minutes for help to arrive. Until then, a few of my friends worked together to keep me alive. The next morning, I woke up in a hospital room. I later learned that when I arrived at the hospital, a team of 20 specialists tried to save my leg, but the damage was too extensive (广泛的). They amputated it above the knee. At least I’m alive, I thought.

    One year, six major surgeries (手术), and countless hours of physical therapy later, I began to walk again. I tried my best to be upbeat (乐观的) and positive while relearning to walk, but even the simplest tasks made me frustrated. Sometimes, I just thought “Why me?”

    I continue to try to embrace my new life, but I’ve had to make adjustments. I’d actually been training for the Chicago half-marathon before the accident. I still plan to get back into training for it, but for now, I’m just grateful I can walk.

    I avoided showing my prosthetic leg (假肢) in public at first, but now, I wear shorts and dresses, whether I’m going out with friends or heading to the office. The only time I don’t wear the leg is in bed.

    While my accident may have flipped (颠覆) my world upside down, I’m still me.

    1. What do we know about the author from the first two paragraphs?

    A. She didn’t like Chicago.                   B. She couldn’t swim at all.

    C. She enjoyed working with her colleagues.     D. She often made careless mistakes.

    2. What does the underlined word “amputated” in Paragraph 3 mean?

    A. treated        B. removed      C. broke        D. fixed

    3. How does the author feel about her prosthetic leg now?

    A. She avoids showing it.        B. She accepts it as it is.

    C. She complains about it a lot.   D. She is unwilling to wear it.

    4. Which of the following words can best describe the author?

    A. Enthusiastic and kind.        B. Cooperative and generous.

    C. Ambitious and independent.   D. Courageous and optimistic.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    Mr. Hunt came from a poor family. He had three brothers and two sisters. His father worked hard but wasn’t paid much. And his mother did all the housework at home. They were both able but they couldn’t get enough money for their family.

    Mr. Hunt was in school for only three years and he had to stop to help his parents though he was good at his lessons. When he was sixteen, he came to the city and began to work in a small factory. He learned from an old worker and became a skilled worker. The old worker liked him and married his daughter to him. The young man did not have his own house and had to live with his parents-in-law(岳父母). His mother-in-law always thought he was poor and often chattered(唠叨). So the young man tried to save everything and hoped to have his own house.

    It was one fine Sunday. The old woman wanted to have a picnic on the top of the hill. She told Mr. Hunt to drive her car. But sometimes she told him to turn left and sometimes to turn right. The young man had to listen to her. At a crossing the lights were red but she made him turn left. The policeman stopped them and told the young man to give his license to him.

    “If I did wrong, sir,” said Mr. Hunt, “It was my mother-in-law’s fault(过错). She was driving the car though she sat behind me!”

    根据短文内容,选择最佳答案。

    (   )1. The Hunts were poor because ____.

           A. they were lazy                    B. they were too weak to work

           C. they couldn’t make enough money  D. they weren’t able enough

    (   )2. Mr. Hunt left the school because ____.

           A. he didn’t like studying          B. his family was poor

           C. he wasn’t clever                 D. he hoped to stay at home

    (   )3. ____, so the old man married his daughter to him.

           A. Mr. Hunt became a skilled worker     B. Mr. Hunt was friendly to him

           C. Mr. Hunt was paid much in the factory D. Mr. Hunt worked for six years there

    (   )4. The old woman was ____ to Mr. Hunt.

           A. good           B. bad             C. friendly         D. useless

    (   )5. Which of the following is wrong?

           A. The old woman herself drove the car that day.

           B. It was the old woman’s fault.

           C. Mr. Hunt hated his mother-in-law.

           D. The old woman told Mr. Hunt to run the red lights.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    阅读短文,掌握其大意,从每题所给的 ABCD 四个选项中,选出最佳选项。

    A Trip to the Forest

    One day Bob took two of his friends in-to the mountains. They put up their tents (帐篷) and then rode off to a forest to see how the trees were growing.

    In the afternoon when they were about ten kilometres from their camp(营地), it start-ed to snow. More and more snow fell. Soon Bob could hardly see his hands before his face. He could not find the road. Bob knew there were two roads. One road went to the camp, and the other went to his house. But all was white snow. Everything was the same. How could he take his friends back to the camp?

    Bob had an idea. The horses! Let the horses take them back! But what would hap-pen if the horses took the road to his house? That would be a trip of thirty-five kilometres in such cold weather!

    It was getting late. They rode on and on. At last the horses stopped. Where were they? None of them could tell. John looked around. What was that under the tree? It was one of their tents!

    1. John and his two friends went to the forest to ____.

    A. build their camp                   B. find their way home

    C. enjoy the mountains in the snow      D. watch the trees in the forest

    2. They could not find their way back be-cause ____.

    A. there was only one road to their camp

    B. they couldn't decide which of the two roads led to their tents

    C. there were no roads in the mountains at all

    D. everything was covered by the white snow

    3. It is clear that they wanted the horses to take them to ____.

    A. John's house        B. the camp              C. the forest          D. the mountains

    4. The horses stopped because____.

    A. it was getting late                       B. they were tired after running for a long way

    C. they knew that they had got to the camp     D. they had seen John's house

    5. The story happened ____.

    A. on a cold winter day                 B. on a dark snowy evening

    C. in a cold camp far from villages        D. at night when nothing could be seen

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    阅读短文,掌握其大意,从每题所给的 ABCD 四个选项中,选出最佳选项。

    Uncle Li and Uncle Wang are good friends. They live next to each other and their farms are both at the foot of the mountain. So they can help each other. But neither of them likes to use his head. They're both poor though they work hard. Most villagers have built new houses, but they still live in the low and broken houses. They never find out why.

    Once Uncle Li went to town to buy some medicine for his wife. In the town he heard the apples in a city were expensive. He told Uncle Wang about it as soon as he went back. They decided to carry some apples to the city. They borrowed some money from their friends and bought nearly 1,000 kilograms of apples in the villages and carried them to the city on a tractor. Bad luck! A lot of apples has already been carried there when they arrived. A few days later they had to sell them at a low price (价格)They felt unhappy and returned to their village.

    "I can't understand why we sustained (蒙受) losses in business while others always profit (盈利)" Uncle Li asked one day.

    "The tractor was too small " Uncle Wang said without thinking. "We'll carry more apples on a truck next time!"

    "I agree!" said Uncle Li. "How foolish (傻的) we were !"

    1. Uncle Li and Uncle Wang live in the low and broken houses because __________.

    A. they hope to save money                   B. they're both poor

    C. their farms are at the foot of the mountain     D. they're not far from their farms

    2. The two farmers carried the apples to the city to _________.

    A. make a journey                      B. visit some places of interest

    C. meet their friends                  D. make a profit

    3. the tow farmers had to sell their apples at a low price because ________.

    A. theirs weren't as good as the others'        B. theirs were much less than the others'

    C. a lot of apples had been already carried to the city   D. they forgot to carry them on a truck

    4. Uncle Li and Uncle Wang were unhappy because _________.

    A. they had sustained losses in business             B. they had lost some money in the city

    C. something was wrong with the tractor            D. other people profited in the city

    5. Which of the following is true?

    A. The two farmers found out why they were poor.    B. The two farmers will soon get rich.

    C. Neither of the farmers is clever.              D. The two farmers decided to buy a truck.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年最新中考英语语法特训专题6阅读理解故事类试题含答案.doc

    阅读短文,掌握其大意,从每题所给的 ABCD 四个选项中,选出最佳选项。

    Dick lived in England. One day in January he said to his wife, "I'm going to fly to New York next week because I've got some work there." "Where are you going to stay there?" his wife asked. "I don't know yet." Dick answered. "Please send me your address from there in a telegram (电报)," his wife said. "All right," Dick answered.

    He flew to New York on January 31st and found a nice hotel in the center of the city. He put his things in his room and then he sent his wife a telegram. He put the address of his hotel in it.

    In the evening he didn't have any work, so he went to a cinema. He came out at nine o'clock and said, "Now I'm going back to my hotel and have a nice dinner."

    He found a taxi (出租车) and the driver said, "Where do you want to go?" But Dick didn't remember the name and address of his hotel.

    "Which hotel are my things in?" he said, "And what am I going to do tonight?" But the driver of the taxi did not know. So Dick got out and went into a post office. There he sent his wife another telegram, and in it he wrote, "Please send me my address at this post office."

    Choose the right answer

    1. Dick flew to New York because ___.

    A. he went there for a holiday                 B. he had work there

    C. he went there for sightseeing (观光)          D. his home was there

    2. Why did his wife want a telegram from him?

    A. Because she didn't know his address yet    

    B. Because she wanted to go to New York, too

    C. Because she might send him another telegram

    D. Because she couldn't leave her husband by himself in New York

    3. Where did Dick stay in New York?

    A. In the center of the city.                  B. In a hotel.

    C. In a restaurant.                         D. At his friend's house.

    4. Who would send him the name and address of his hotel?

    A. The manager (经理) of his hotel.                  B. The police office.

    C. The taxi driver.                                D. His wife.

    5. Which of the following is not true?

    A. Dick stayed at a nice hotel in the center of the city.

    B. Dick didn't work on the first night of his arrival.

    C. Dick forgot to send his wife a telegram.

    D. Dick wanted to go back to his hotel in a taxi.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年浙江省嘉兴市、舟山市中考英语真题试卷及答案解析.doc

    Batsford

        A world of trees and so much more!

        Built in the late 18005 Batsford Arboretum is among the largest wild gardens in England home to a collection of some of the world's most beautiful trees bamboos and shrubs It s perfect fora peaceful walk beside the small rivers and pools

    1  

    Early daffodils(水仙花) and a cherry collection in spring

    The Handkerchief Tree and wildflower areas in summer

    To smell the flowers of reds yellows and golds in autumn

    Ice and snow turn the Arboretum into a magical wonderland

        Visitor Information

    2  

    Batsford Arboretum is just one mile west of MoretoninMarsh on the A44 There are road signs all the way

    The 1 and 2 Johnsons Excelbus from StratforduponAvon drops passengers at the end of our milelong drive

    3  

        We are open every day except Christmas Day In bad weather we may close the Arboretum so please call us on 01386701441 before setting out

    Pets

         Dogs are welcome throughout the Visitor Centre and the Arboretum but must be closely watched all times

    4  

        Parking for cars and coaches is FREE You'll find picnic areas near to the lower car parks Sorry no picnics in the Arboretum

    5  

    Sign up to receive our regular email newsletters if you love Batsford

    Check for the latest admission charges (门票价格) before you come

        Website wwwbatsarbcouk

        Email arboretum@batsfordfoundationcouk

    A Opening times

    BHow to find us

    C Parking and picnics

    D Keep in touch

    EA garden for all seasons

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2020年浙江省嘉兴市、舟山市中考英语真题试卷及答案解析.doc

    It was last January when I'd just finished a charity (慈善) and was on the train back home that I put down my phone and started writing thankyou notes to people who had helped

        When I got off the train I felt amazingly good The next dayI wrote more thankyous and the same feeling of happiness hit me again I suddenly had the idea Why not keep on doing this for every day of the year

        To keep on task I decided to pick out a different theme for each month January was charityFebruary would be neighbors I decided And I thought of a number of names right away the owner of our local bookstore who let me and my little son in before the store opened and offered to play his favorite songs our babysitter who dropped off a bag of old board games for our kids to play,…

        While writing the notes I realized how often I had spent my time on the phone moving from app to app appreciating (欣赏) other people's lives Writing thankyou notes allowed me the time to do something different paying more attention to my own life

        In the following months I wrote to my friends doctors teachers and parenting role models In July my"food"" month I wrote to Juliewho used to cook at my favorite restaurantIt went like this

        Dear Julie

        I've been finding myself missing you lately Thank you for hosting and cooking beautiful and thoughtful food Jake and I will never forget when you sent out biscuits shaped into the number VI for our sixth anniversary (周年纪念日)We talk about it every year

        Thank you We miss you

        Love

        Gina

        I was happy to receive a note back from her Julie replied"I don't think I've ever received such a touching letter before I' m going through a hard time right now and this helps"

        On December 31I wrote my last card to Jake my husbandand our two kidsAnd I took a picture of us so I could remember the feeling welling up inside me Gratitude

    1The underlined word "this" in Paragraph 2 means  

    A writing thankyou notes

    B putting the phone away

    C taking the train back home

    D raising money for charity

    2How did Julie most probably feel after reading the note from Gina  

    A Shy and surprised

    BPleased and relaxed

    C Nervous and excited

    D Moved and encouraged

    3The theme of the December notes might be  

    A photos

    B family

    C holidays

    D community

    4What did Gina get by doing her task according to the passage  

    A Many thanks from her neighbors

    B More time to appreciate her own life

    C More help from people around her

    D Happy moments to be with her friends

    5The best title for the passage can be  

    A My Thank You Year

    B An Amazing Trip

    C Happiness inside Us

    D Important People in Our Life

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
  • 难度: 使用次数:6 入库时间:2020-07-10
    来源: 2020年浙江省嘉兴市、舟山市中考英语真题试卷及答案解析.doc

    Future View

        I think it will be great if they invent something so that we only have to sleep for one or two hours every dayThen we'd all have much more time to dothings and to enjoy ourselves Life would be better I think and everyone would do a lot more with their lives

    Miguel

        If I could choose anything I'd go for a time machine so that I could go back and do some things differently Of coursethat's impossiblebut wouldn't it be great if it was possible I wish I could go back in time to when I was a kid and say some of the things in a different way!

    Hannah

    Well of course the best thing is medicine for really bad diseases(疾病).A lot of scientists are working very hard to stop diseases like Ebolaa terrible disease that has killed many thousand people in AfricaSo if they found a special treatment for Ebola or a way of completely preventing itlife would be easier in so many places

    Isabella

        It will be great if there is some kind of fuel(燃料) we can use in cars that won't produce any pollutionI guess there are scientists right now trying to do that and I hope they'll succeed because the world would be a much cleaner place wouldn't it

    Charlie

        I wish there was a machine that did homework!  Wouldn't that be fantastic But I guess teachers wouldn't be very happy

    Georgina

    1Why does Hannah want to go back in time  

    A To be young again

    B To live a better life

    C To do something for Africans

    D To say some words differently

    2Who might be worried about the pollution of the world  

    A Miguel

    B Isabella

    C Charlie

    D Georgina

    3In which part of a newspaper may this passage appear  

    A Health

    B Science

    C Travel

    D Education

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
  • 难度: 使用次数:9 入库时间:2020-07-01
    来源: 山东省2020年最新中考英语真题分类汇编专题03阅读理解试题含答案解析.doc

    I was filled with doubts and worries until my grandfather told me to stand tall.

    For me, height was my trouble. I was much taller than other girls, I often bent( 弯曲) my body at the back of the line. I had always felt unsafe as the tallest student of my class in Bala Cynwyd. And I wasn't looking forward to entering the ninth grade.

    My grandfather didn't laugh at me. Instead, whenever I tried to bend myself in order to appear shorter, he would tell me "Stand straight and tall, Alisa. "I trusted my grandfather more than anyone else in my childhood.  And whenever I was afraid of something,  he always told me stories of his life.

    My grandfather grew up in wartorn(战乱的) Europe. " Stand straight, stand tall "meant something else then. After the war, he went to America. He lived a hard life,  "If they could do it why couldn't I""Stand straight, stand tall, "he often reminded(提醒) himself. Thanks to the help of a friend, my grandfather got a job. He once told me that he was very nervous at first He was not only trying to learn this hard new job but also a new language.

    "Stand straight, stand tall, " he would always tell himself. I am so proud of my grandfather. After listening to my grandfather’s unusual experiences, I have changed the way I look at my own life.

    "Stand straight, stand tall" has become not only a piece of advice to improve my posture(身姿).  It also tells me to be proud of who I am.

    And I do.

    11. Alisa often bent her body because     

    A. she lived a hard life

    B. she was much taller than other girls

    C. she always stood at the back of the line

    D. she didn't want to enter the 9th grade

    12. What did Alisa's grandfather do with her trouble?     

    A. He laughed at her.

    B. He asked her to bend her body

    C. He told her to stand straight and tall.

    D. He advised her to stay away from her friends.

    13. Alisa's grandfather's experiences     .

    A. made her feel unsafe

    B. taught her to accept herself

    C. changed her attitude(态度)to her grandfather

    D. told her his success completely depended on friends

    14. "Stand straight stand tall" means     in the passage.

    A. making yourself look tall

    B. taking care of yourself

    C. being proud of yourself

    D. reminding yourself

    15. What's the best title for this passage?     

    A. Stand straight, stand tall

    B. My grandfather's life stories

    C. My colorful experiences

    D. The help of a friend

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 山东省2020年最新中考英语真题分类汇编专题03阅读理解试题含答案解析.doc

    Misunderstandings

    A man, wearing dirty clothes, with dirty hair and only 35 cents in his pocket, got on a bus and headed straight for the restroom. He thought that if he hid in the restroom, he could ride to New York without paying. But a passenger at the back of the bus saw him. She tapped(拍)the person in front of her on the shoulder and said, "There's a bum in the restroom. Tell the bus driver. ”That passenger tapped the person sitting in front of him. "Tell the bus driver there's a bum in the restroom, ”he said.

    The message was passed from person to person until it reached the front of the bus. But somewhere along the way, the message changed. By the time it reached the bus driver, it was not “There's a bum in the restroom” but “There's a bomb(炸弹)in the restroom. ”The driver pulled over to the side of the highway(高速公路)at once and called the police. When the police arrived, they told the passengers to get off the bus and stay far away. Then they closed the highway. That soon caused a 15-mile-long traffic jam. With the help of a dog, the police searched the bus for two hours. Of course, they found no bomb.

    Two similar-sounding English words also caused trouble for a man who wanted to fly from Los Angeles to Oakland, California. His problems began at the airport in Los Angeles. He thought he heard his flight announced, so he walked to the gate, showed his ticket, and got on the plane. Twenty minutes after take-off, the man began to worry. Oakland was north of Los Angeles, but the plane seemed to be heading west, and when he looked out his window all he could see was ocean. "Is this plane going to Oakland? ”he asked the flight attendant. "No, "she said. "We're going to Auckland-Auckland, New Zealand. ”

    Because so many English words sound similar, misunderstandings among English-speaking people are not uncommon. Most misunderstandings are much less serious. Every day, people speaking English ask one another questions like these: "Did you say seventy or seventeen? ”“Did you say that you can come or that you can't? ”

    Similar-sounding words can be especially confusing(混淆)for people who speak English as a second language. When a Korean woman who lives in the United States arrived at work one morning, her boss asked her, "Did you get a plate? ” “ No,”she answered, wondering what in the words he meant. She worked in an office. Why did the boss ask her about a plate? All day she wondered about her boss's strange question, but she was too embarrassed to ask him about it. At five o'clock, when she was getting ready to go home, her boss said, “Please be on time tomorrow.

    You were 15 minutes late this morning. ""Sorry, "she said. "My car wouldn't start, and. . ”

    Suddenly she stopped talking and began to smile. Now she understood. Her boss hadn't asked her, “Did you get a plate? "He had asked her, “Did you get up late? ”

    Auckland and Oakland. "A plate" and" up late". When similar-sounding words cause a misunderstanding, probably the best thing to do is just to laugh and learn from the mistake. Of course, sometimes it's hard to laugh. The man who traveled to Auckland instead of Oakland didn't feel like laughing. But even that misunderstanding turned out all right in the end. The airline paid for the man's hotel room and meals in New Zealand and for his flight back to California. "Oh well, "the man later said. “I always wanted to see New Zealand. "

    A表示正确, B表示错误。

    11.  A man got on the bus and hid in the bus restroom with a bomb.

    12.  The 15-mile-long traffic jam was caused by the man in the restroom.

    13.  The man who traveled to New Zealand actually wanted to fly to California.

    14.  The boss of the Korean woman asked her if she had got a plate that day.

    15.  Misunderstandings happen sometimes because of the similar-sounding words.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 山东省2020年最新中考英语真题分类汇编专题03阅读理解试题含答案解析.doc

    Mr Chen was puzzled(闲惑的)and a little suspicious(怀疑的). He sat in the office and studied a letter apparently(明显地)from Mrs Wang, the mother of one of the pupils in his class. There was something about it which worried him.

    “I don't understand, ”he said to himself. He shook his head as he circled four mistakes in the letter. "Mrs Wang is an educated woman. She wouldn't make mistakes like these even if she did write the letter in a hurry. "Mr Chen took out his class register(名册)and said to himself, “Yesterday was Thursday. Let me see. Ah, yes. I thought so. David was absent on Thursday last week and the week before. Hm. Why is he so often absent on Thursdays? Was he really ill yesterday? Could it be a coincidence(巧合)?”

    Mr Chen stared at the register as if the answers to his questions were hidden in it somewhere. Then he took out a copy of the timetable(课程表)for his class.

    "I wonder. . "he told to himself. "I wonder if his absence has anything to do with one of these lessons. "

    Mr Chen looked at the subjects for Thursday: Mathematics, English, P. E. He thought about P. E. He knew that the pupils had P. E. twice a week: once on Monday, when they usually played games on the school field, and once on Thursday, when they did exercises in the gym.

    Mr Chen glanced round the office to find Mr Long, the rather strict P. E. teacher, but he was not there.

    "I'd better have a chat with Long and David, "Mr Chen thought.

    The bell rang. "I can't do anything right now, "Mr Chen thought. "It's time to go to Class 2. I' ll do it later on. "

    Mr Chen picked up his books and walked off to teach Class 2.

    Later, on Friday, Mr Chen spoke to Mr Long, the P. E. teacher. Mr Long agreed that it seemed strange for David to be absent so often on gym days. They thought about it for a while.

    “David is a good athlete(运动员), ”Mr Long finally said, "but he's afraid of heights. I was hard on him once because he wouldn't climb more than a couple of metres up the rope. Do you think that's why he's been absent recently? ”

    “Yes, I think so, "Mr Chen said. "I'm going to talk to him this afternoon before he goes home. "

    "Well, I've got a suggestion to make, "said Mr Long. "If he's scared of heights, he'd better come and see me after school. Quite a few people suffer from(遭受)vertigo. I'll be glad to help him. ”

    “That's very kind of you, "said Mr Chen. "I'll get him to come and see you on Monday or Tuesday. ”

    1. The letter was sent to Mr Chen because David        on Thursday.

    A. was ill at home

    B. didn't go to school

    C. was absent from P. E. class

    2. Mr Chen was puzzled by the letter because        .

    A. David's mother sent him the letter

    B. he couldn't understand the letter

    C. it didn't seem to be written by an educated adult

    3. Mr Chen got the idea that David's absence had something to do with PE after he ______ .

    A. studied the timetable

    B. studied the class register

    C. talked with Mr Long

    4. The underlined word“ vertigo" means in the passage.

    A. 身体疼痛                    B. 恐高眩晕                    C. 肠胃痉挛

    5. From the passage we know ____.

    A. David didn't like P. E. classes

    B. David didn't like Mr Long's being hard on him

    C. David was afraid of heights

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 山东省2020年最新中考英语真题分类汇编专题03阅读理解试题含答案解析.doc

    Qian Xuesen was born in Shanghai on December 11th, 1911. He is known as “the father of China’s space program” and “The king of the rocket”.

    When he was 24 years old, Qian went to America for further study. After graduation, he worked in America for a few years, where his working conditions were better. In the early 1950s, he heard New China had been founded(成立) and decided not to stay in America any longer. He succeeded in coming back to his motherland in 1955 though the American government tried to stop him.

    In 1956, Qian Xuesen suggested setting up a special organization, which later became the leading organization for China’s rocket and air travel program. In June 1964, China successfully created its first medium rocket. Qian also played an important role in developing China’s first man-made satellite(卫星). On April 24, 1970, “Dongfanghong-I was successfully sent into the air.”

    In 1964, a young man wrote Qian Xuesen a letter and pointed out a mistake in his published article. Qian immediately answered the letter and encouraged the young man to write an article out the mistake.

    Mr. Qian has been dead for ten years, but he will live in the memory of Chinese people forever.

    11. Why did Qian Xuesen go to America when he was young?

    A. To find a new job.                         B. To receive further study.

    C. To meet with his parents.                  D. To find better working conditions.

    12. When was China’s first medium rocket created?

    A. In1955.             B. In1956.             C. In1964.             D. In1970.

    13. What does Paragraph 3 mainly tell us?

    A. The way Qian Xuesen tried to return to China.

    B. The reason why a special organization was set up.

    C. The role Qian Xuesen played in making the satellite.

    D. The contribution Qian Xuesen has made to China.

    14. In Zhu Yilin’s opinion, what made Qian Xuesen work hard for his motherland?

    A. His love for the motherland.               B. His professional knowledge.

    C. His working experience.                    D. His anger towards America.

    15. We can learn from the passage that ____________.

    A. Qian was not welcome in America in 1950s.

    B. the young man couldn’t understant Qian’s articles.

    C. New China was in great need of scientists like Qian.

    D. hard conditions made it easier to develop rocket industry.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2017-2018学年度第一学期第二次质量调研测试初三年级英语试卷及答案.doc

    Hannay was nervous. His enemies (敌人)were searching for him. All around him were grassy hills without trees. He had nowhere to hide. How could he escape?

    Hannay walked along the country for a long time. Then he saw a road worker, who was working alone, fixing the road. Hannay could see the road worker was not feeling well. Hannay came up to him and said How are you?

    My head hurts, the worker said, I cant do it. I want to go home to bed. My daughter got married yesterday, and I drank a lot of wine with my friends. Thats the problem!

    Hannay agreed that he should be home in bed.

    Yes, and I would be, he replied,but yesterday I received a message saying that the new surveyor was coming to look at my work. If he comes and finds me away, Ill be in trouble.

    Suddenly Hannay had bright idea--he could act as the road worker and get away from his enemies.

    You go off to bed, Hannay said,Ill do your job until the new surveyor comes.

    The road worker was pleased with this idea. He gave Hannay his hat and his old coat. Then he went home to sleep and perhaps to drink a bit more. Hannay put on the workers hat and coat and began to fix the road. About an hour later he heard a voice.

    Are you the road worker? it asked.

    It was the new surveyor. He was a young man with a clean face. He sat in a small car.

    Hannay said yes. The surveyor told him about some work he wanted him to do before he came by again and drove off. Hannay continued with his work.

    Then a village boy came by.What has happened to the road worker? he asked.

    He stayed at home today, Hannay replied.Hes sick.

        At about midday, a large car came down the hill and stopped near Hannay. Three man got out of the car. Hannays heart beat fast. He knew his enemies were coming...

    (   ) 1.What is this passage probably taken from?

    A.A history book.  B. A travel book.  C. A novel   D. A science book.

    (   ) 2.Why was the road worker feeling ill?

    A.He had a cold.                   B.He hadnt eaten all day.

    C.He had been working all day.     D.He drank too much at his daughters wedding.

    (   ) 3.Who did NOT come by while Hannay was working on the road

    A.The surveyor.                        B. The road workers daughter.

    C. Hannays enemies.                  D. A village boy.

    (   ) 4.What can we infer (推断)from the story?

    A.Hannay helped the road worker because he was warm-hearted.

    B.The grassy hills were a perfect hiding place for Hannay.

    C.The surveyor had lot of working experience.

    D.The village boy knew the road worker.

    (   ) 5.What is the correct order of the story

    Hannay met a road worker who was not feeling well and offered to take over for him.

    Hannay was worried because his enemies were following him.

    A car stopped near Hannay and three men got out.

    Hannay acted as the road worker when the surveyor came by.

    The village boy wondered what had happened to the road worker.

    A.②→①→④→⑤→③            B.②→①→④→③→⑤

    C. ①→④→②→⑤→③           D.①→④→②→③→⑤

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2017-2018学年度第一学期期中考试九年级英语及答案.doc

    Many American presidents in the 19th century were born in poor families. They spent their childhood in little wooden rooms. They got little education. Washington and Lincoln, for example, never went to school and taught themselves. Lincoln once did jobs as a worker, a shopkeeper and a post officer in his early years. A larger number of US presidents had experiences in the army. The two best known were Ulysses Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Grant was a general(将军) in the American Civil War. It happened that they came from the same school—West Point Military Academy(西点军校). One may be surprised to learn that both of them didn’t do well in the school. Eisenhower, for example, was fined(罚款) because he broke the rules of the school. 

    The jobs of the US president are tiring. He must keep an eye on everything important which happened both at home and abroad. Every day, a lot of work waited for him to do and he had to make many important decisions. When Franklin Roosevelt was a child, he was once brought to visit President Taft. The old president said to him,

    “When you grow up, you should not be a president. It’s a tiring job.”[

    (    )1. In the nineteenth century, many US presidents _______.

    A. got poor education during their childhood

    B. didn’t like to go to school in their early years

             C. got good education during their childhood

    D. hadn’t any knowledge in their work at all

    (    ) 2. In the last paragraph, the underlined phrase “keep an eye on” means “_______”.

             A. pay no attention to                      B. take care of

    C. never sleep all the day                 D. look at everything with one eye 

    (    ) 3. What can be inferred(推测) from the passage? 

    A. Most of the people who had studied at West Point Military Academy became presidents.

    B. Only those who didn’t study well at school could be presidents.

    C. All the American presidents were born in poor families.

    D. Many American presidents had served in the army before they took office.

    (    ) 4. Which of the following is TRUE?

    A. In the US, no one wanted to be president.

    B. US presidents’ jobs are important and tiring.

             C. None of the presidents except Taft would like to do the tiring job. 

    D. President Taft didn’t want Roosevelt to be a president because he was too young.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
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    来源: 2017-2018学年度第一学期期中考试九年级英语及答案.doc

    For years I went to school by bus, so I met many “familiar” strangers. We took the same bus but didn’t know each other’s names. I used to think it was impossible for us to be true friends. How wrong I was! Smiles from the “nameless” people have changed my thoughts.

    The first time on the bus, I saw different faces, we met, greeted and cold faces turned into smiling faces. As days went on, we chatted like old friends. 

    But I felt it a pity that I was unable to set up the same friendship with a silent girl in the front of the bus. Her old clothing suggested that she didn’t have much money, but she always took a cup of water for the driver. I guessed she was a kind girl. But why did she sit in silence instead of talking with us? Why did she never reply to our friendly greetings? Couldn’t she smile?

    Then, one evening, I got the answer. I walked to the park nearby and found the girl sitting alone under a tree, lonely and sad. I greeted her with the same warm smile that I had shown to her all these months, but this time her face turned red with a shy smile. As soon as she began her first words, I understood why she hadn’t spoken to us before. Talking was hard for her.

    I learned her story: Her parents worked hard somewhere. She lived with her disabled grandparents. She said, “I can’t express myself very well. Most of the time, I can’t say what I want to say. I have no friends but… you always smile to me like an angel…so I also want to smile.” That evening, we exchanged our names and we said goodbye like old friends.

    Smile is the key to opening the door of heart; it can break the cold walls in front of us.

    (    ) 1. All the following words can describe the girl Except __________.

          A. silent             B. kind                       C. proud                    D. poor

    (    ) 2. The writer often met the girl __________.

          A. on the bus        B. in the park            C. at school            D. under the tree

    (    ) 3. Which of the following is True?

        A. The girl only talked with the driver.

        B. The girl was too shy to talk with others.

        C. The writer knew the name of the girl that evening.

        D. The writer can’t make friends with those nameless people on the bus now.

    (    ) 4. The main idea of the passage is that __________.

        A. we should help those silent people

        B. smiles can deal with every difficulty we meet

        C. we should smile to the nameless people on the bus

        D. smiles can help us get closer and understand each other better

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
  • 难度: 使用次数:137 入库时间:2017-12-08
    来源: 2017-2018学年度第一学期期中考试九年级英语及答案.doc

     My dear lady,” says Holmes. “You’re shivering. Are you cold Do you want a cup of hot tea ” I’m not cold,” the woman replies, “I fear for my life!” We are here to help you. Dont worry about anything. I dont know you. But I know many things about you. For example, I know how you travel. You came to London by train. You also ride to the train station on a horse-drawn wagon(马车). Why, yes. You’re right. But how do you know these things”

    I see a return ticket in your glove. I see fresh mud on the left arm of your dress. Now tell us your problem.”

    My name is Helen Stoner,” she states, “My mother and father are dead. I am living with my stepfather, Dr Grimesby Roylott. He comes from a rich family. But they are no longer rich. They have nothing except a small piece of land and a huge old house. We are living in the house. Dr Roylott is using my mother’s money for expenses(开支). Part of it was for my sister and me. It was for our marriages.

    Holmes is sitting in his chair. His eyes are closed. He is listening carefully to Helen’s story. He hears every detail.

    Helen continues. “My stepfather has no friends. He fights with everyone. He is strong and gets angry quickly. Everyone is afraid of him.”

    He has no friends at all” asks Holmes.

    No. He talks to no one except the gypsies. They are poor people who travel from place to place. A band of gypsies is staying on our land right now.”

    Are you and your sister afraid of the gypsies”

    My dear Mr Holmes. You are making me so sad. My sister is dead. That is why I am standing here in this room.”

    (    )1. Paragraph 6 beginning with “My name is …” is mostly about ______.

    A. Helen’s dead sister                  B. Helen’s trip to London  

    C. the house Helen lives in                D. Helen’s stepfather and the family

    (    )2. How does Holmes know a lot of things about Helen before she tells her story

    A. By guessing.                       B. By studying the details about her

    C. By asking her sister                   D. By talking to people who know her well

    (    )3. Which of the following can best describe the gypsies according to the passage

    A. They are very rich                    B. They are afraid of other people

    C. They live on a horse-drawn wagon      D. They move from one place to another

    (    )4. The passage is probably from ______.

    A. a novel        B. a guide      C. a poem     D. an advertisement

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类
  • 难度: 使用次数:179 入库时间:2017-12-07
    来源: 2017~2018学年度第一学期期中 考试九年级英语试题及答案.doc

    Sometimes I really doubt whether there is love between my parents. Every day they are very busy making money for my schooling.

    One day, my mother was sewing a quilt(缝被子). I silently sat beside her.

    “Mum, is there love between you and Dad?” I asked in a very low voice.

    With surprise in her eyes, she stopped her work for a while. Then she said, “Susan, look at this thread(线). It can hardly be seen, but it’s really there. It makes the quilt strong and durable. If life is a quilt, love should be a thread. Love is inside. ”

    I couldn’t understand her until the next spring. At that time, my father suddenly got sick seriously. My mother had to stay with him in the hospital for a month. After they were back, my mother helped my father walk slowly on the country road every day. They were so kind to each other and it seemed they were the happiest couple.

    After two months, my father still couldn't walk by himself.

        “Dad, how are you feeling now?” I asked him one day.

    “Susan, don’t worry about me,” he said. “I just like walking with your mum. I like this kind of life. ” Reading his eyes, I knew he loves my mother deeply.

    Now I understand that love is just a thread in the quilt of our life. Love is inside, making life strong and warm

    1. Why are Susan’s parents busy trying to make money?

       A. To send Susan to school.                 B. To go to see the doctor.

       C. To buy a strong quilt.                    D. To show their love.

    2. What does the underlined word “durable” mean in Chinese?               .

       A. 好看的          B. 廉价的               C. 耐用的                     D. 昂贵的

    3. Susan came to understand her mother           .

       A. while her mother was sewing a quilt     B. before her father was in hospital

       C. when she was sitting beside her mother         D. after her father was seriously sick

    4. What can we know from the passage?

       A . Susan’s father is very lazy.            B. Susan’s mother is a nurse.

       C. Susan’s parents love each other.        D. Susan doesn’t like her father.

    5. Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?

       A. How to make a quilt strong            B. Love is just a thread

    C. Walking on the country road           D. A seriously sick father

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事阅读类