八年级英语下册期末考试题及答案

2017-11-14英语试题

  一、单项选择:

  (   ) 1. Mo Yan is one of        most popular writers in the world. He was      honest boy when he was child.

  A. a; a          B. a; an          C. the; a         D. the; an

  (  )  2.I’m a teenager and I don’t play with soft toys any longer.

  A. no longer; /    B. no; longer    C. / ; no longer    D. no; any longer

  (  )  3. ---How long        your uncle          this personal computer ?

  --- Since ten years ago.  He wants to buy a new one.

  A. have; had    B. has; bought    C. have ; bought    D. has; had

  (  )  4. Hurry up!  The piano concert               for five minutes.

  A. had begun   B. has been on   C. has begun    D. began

  (  )  5. --- Long time no see your father!  Where has he              ?

  --- He has            Beijing for a month. He’ll be back next week.

  A. been; been in   B. gone; been   C. been; been to    D. gone; gone to

  (  )  6. My mother used to      the song “Where’s time going?” . Now she is used to      it.

  A. hating; listen   B. hated; listened to   C. hate; listening to    D. hating; listening

  (  )  7.  The cleaner in Zhengzhou said, “            things we do,            environment we’ll have” .

  A. More; better   B. The more; the better   C. Fewer ; The less    D. The fewer; better

  (  )  8.  Yu Gong didn’t need to move the mountains, He could think of       ways to solve his problem .

  A. other   B. another   C. others    D. else

  (  )  9.  Mr Green isn’t here, He with his family             home in England .

  A. have been   B.has been   C.has gone back    D.have gone

  (  )  10.  Kate was ill last week . But she is            to go to school today.

  A. good enough   B.enough well   C.well enough    D.enough good

  (  )  11.  I have never read               book that I can’t put it down .

  A. such an excellent   B. a such excellent   C. such excellent a   D. so an excellent

  (  )  12.  My headteacher saw her       up some rubbish while he         by .

  A. pick; was passing   B. picking; was passing   C. was picking; was passing   D. picking; passed

  (  )  13. “How long will you        this book?” said the librarian.

  A. borrow   B. buy   C. keep   D. have

  (  )  14. --- Could you please help me             the exercise books to the class?      --- No problem.

  A. take out   B. give out   C.work out   D. put out

  (  ) 15. I'm new here. Could you please tell me ________?

  A. what is the building used for          B. when does the first class begin

  C. where is the dining hall               D. how many classes our school has

  二、完形填空(15分)

  Long long ago, there was a swan(天鹅)with golden feathers(金羽毛).She lived in a lake. A woman lived in a small house near the lake  1      her two daughters. They were very poor. They worked hard all year round, but still, they lived a   2     life and sometimes they even didn’t have enough money to buy food.

  The swan was sad to see that. She said to   3      , “I’ll give one of my feathers to them each day, then they can live a happy life with the money selling my feathers.” That evening, she flew to the poor woman’s house and   4       a golden feather on the table without saying anything .From then on, the swam came every day and gave them a feather. The woman was very happy   5      their life was much better than before.

  But day after day, the woman became greedy(贪婪).She said to her    6     .”The swan may fly away one day. If so, we will be poor again. We should take all her feathers when she comes next time.”

  “Oh, no, Mom!” cried the daughters, “This will   7     the swan. She helps us a lot !”But the mother wouldn’t listen. When the swan came as   8     , the mother caught her and took all her feathers. But suddenly, the golden feathers  9         chicken feathers.

  Then ,the Golden Swan said, “Poor Mother, I came to help you, but you wanted to kill me. Now, I am leaving and will never come back. Never be greedy!” With these   10      , the swan flew away.

  (    )1. A. for      B. with   C.without   D. on

  (    )2. A. hard  B. good   C. happy     D. easy

  (    )3. A. her     B. herself  C. them  D. myself

  (    )4. A. gave  B. brought C. returned D. left

  (    )5. A. because     B. while   C. after   D. unless

  (    )6. A. sons  B. husband      C. daughters     D. sister

  (    )7. A. hurt  B. save   C. protect   D. refuse

  (    )8. A. general     B. usual   C. normal      D. common

  (    )9. A. heard of B. looked for  C.changed into  D. came from

  (    )10. A. letters  B. words          C. thoughts  D. Sentences

  三、阅读理解(40分)

  A

  Mr. and Mrs. Turner live outside a small town. They have a b ig farm and they are always busy working on it. Their son, Peter, studied at a middle school. The young man studied hard and did well in his lessons. It made them happy.

  Last month Peter finished middle school and passed the entrance examination (升学考试). Mrs. Turner was very happy and told the farmers about it.

  Yesterday morning the woman went to the town to buy something for her son. On the bus she told one of her friends how clever and able her son was. She spoke very loudly. All the people in the bus began to listen to her.

  “Which university (大学) will your son study in?” a woman next to her asked.

  “In the most famous university in our country!” Mrs. Turner said happily.

  “The most famous university?”

  “Oxford University (牛津).”

  Most of the pas sengers (乘客) looked at her carefully. Some of them said to her, “Congratulations!”

  A woman said, “I'm sure he'll know Fred Smith.”

  “Who's Fred Smith?”

  “He's my son.”

  “Does he study in the university, too?”

  “No, ”said the woman. “He is one of the professors.”

  (    )l. The story happened in ________.

  A. America      B. France C. Germany D. England

  (    )2. Mr. and Mrs. Turner were happy because ________.

  A. their son did well in his lessons            B. they have a big farm

  C. they h ave a good harvest                 D. their son studied at a middle school

  (    )3. Mrs. Turner wanted everyone to know ________.

  A. her son finished middle school             B. her son was handsome

  C. her son wa s going to study in a university   D. her son was very friendly to others

  (    )4. Mrs. Turner spoke so loudly in the bus that __________.

  A. her friend could hear her                 B. all the people could hear her

  C. she hoped to make all the people happy     D. she hoped they would say congratulations to her

  (    )5. Which of the following is true? __________.

  A. The woman wasn't interested in Mrs. Turner's words   B. Mrs. Turner knew nothing about the famous university

  C. The woman wanted to stop Mrs. Turner from showing off (炫耀)

  D. The woman next to Mrs. Turner wanted to show off her son, too

  B

  If you have no special plans for your holidays, why not spend your time helping others?

  Don’t listen to people who say the young people today often think only of themselves. It’s not true at all. More and more people in the USA volunteer to spend their school holidays working for others. And they  don’t do it for money. Here are some of thei r stories.

  Alice Hamilton, 17

  I’m going to help the Forest Centre build new hiking paths in the mountains. It’s going to be terrific—I’ll spend the whole summer living in the tent and breathing the clean mountain air. I’m going to sleep under the stars. It’ll be a nice sport, and I’ll be able to do something good at the same time.

  Jason Moore,18

  This summer, I’m going to volunteer with Special House Program. They build good, low-cost houses and sell them to families that are not very rich. They’ll teach me what to do, so I’ll help people and also have a chance to learn how to build houses.

  Trish Anderson, 16

  I’m going to teach kids who have trouble reading. I’ll work for a program called Reading For Life. Every d ay, I’m going to help kids choose and read books that they like. I want to be a teacher and I love children and reading, so this is going to be a great experience for me.

  (    )6. Young people in the USA volunteer to spend ___ helping others.

  A. school holidays  B. Weekdays  C. every morning    D. every afternoon

  (    )7. What does Alice volunteer to do in summer?

  A. To breathe the clean mountain air     B. To spend the whole summer living in the tent

  C. To sleep under the stars         D. To help build new hiking paths in the mountain

  (    )8. From the passage, we know that Special House Program helps     .

  A. children in poor families                 B. workers who build houses

  C. poor families can’t afford houses         D. build hiking paths

  (    )9.______ wants to be a teacher.

  A. Alice Hamilton      B. Jason Moore    C. Trish Anderson   D. none of them

  (    )10. Which is the most possible title for this passage?

  A. Reading for life         B. A Special House Program

  C. The Forest Centre     D. Young American Volunteers

  C

  Friday,March 30th

  Our trip to Chiang Rai was long and boring. We visited a small village in the mountains. The village people here love the quiet life -- no computers or phones. They  are the kindest people I have ever met. They always smile and say “hello”. Kathy and I can only speak a few words of Thai, so smiling is the best way to show our kindness. I feel good here and hope to be able to come back next year.

  (    )11. The diaries above show the writer’s _________days in Thailand.

  A. 3                B. 7                 C. 15                 D. 30

  (    )12. It seems that visitors _________ in Bangkok.

  A. often feel hungry              B. can always find cheap things

  C. can’t take any photos           D. can enjoy themselves

  (    )13. Which of the following is TRUE?

  A. Chiang Mai is a beautiful city in the south of Thailand.   B. The writer left Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai by bus.

  C. Chiang Rai is a boring city in the mountains.           D. The writer is traveling alone in Thailand.

  (    )14. The people in the village _________.

  A. are friendly to others          B. like to speak English

  C. are very weak           D. hope to live in the cities

  (    )15.  The best title of this article is_________.

  A. My First Travel                       B. The Outside World

  C. Traveling in Thailand             D. A Country on the Train

  D

  James Michener, a famous American writer donated at least 90 per cent of what he made from his 43 novels. He seemed to donate more than this. At his death, in October 1997, he had gave away US$ 117 million.

  Michener made a good example, not just in how much he gave, but in his style of giving. The writer worked hard at doing good (行善). He usually follows up his donations to see how the money was used and he had a lot of fun in doing so.

  Michener was 90 when he died. He was the only writer on the list of American’s top 25 philanthropists (慈善家). He gave his donations to the college he went to. Michener gave to his college-–US$72million to Swarthmore. He said, “I am from a family without any money, the college made me from darkness into light.’’

  Michener was married three times, but he had no children. For his last 15 years, he lived quietly in Austin, Texas. He moved there to write the 1,000-page novel. The film called South Pacific was inspired (改编))by his first book,Tales of the South Pacific, written when he

  was 40.

  (    )16. Michener died in __________.

  A. 1991       B. 1994      C. 1997      D. 2000

  (    )17. Michener cared about __________ after he donated.

  A. how much money he gave away     B. how the money was used

  C. when the money was given back     D. how much fun he had

  (    )18. Michener came from a __________ family.

  A. rich       B. poor      C. big       D. small

  (    )19. What’s the name of the college which Michener went to?

  A. Austin       B. Texas      C. Oxford       D. Swarthmore

  (    )20. He wrote his first book __________.

  A. when he moved to Austin.            B. in his last 15 years.

  C. when he was married for the third time.  D. at the age of 40.

  四、词汇运用(10分)

  with  language  understand    use  if   make    kind   help  another    in     they   unless

  There are a lot of   1      in the world. But the most widely spoken language is English. Many people u___2___ and use it all over the world.  Indeed, English is a very important and         language. ___4_____ we know English, we can hardly travel anywhere and we will have difficulty     5      ourselves understood. English is greatly used in study of all  6      of subjects. Several books are written    6     English every day to teach people many useful things. Therefore, the English language has    8      to spread(传播) knowledge to all parts of the world.

  English has also served to bring together the different peoples of the world by helping      9      to talk with one   10   .

  1. ________2. _________3. __________  4. __________  5.__________

  6.___________7. __________8. ____________9. ____________ 10._________

  五、补全对话(5小题,每小题2分,共10分)

  根据下面的对话情景,在每一个空白处填上一个恰当的句子,使对话的意义连贯、完整。

  A: Have you heard that we are going to have an English speech contest next month?

  B: Yes. 76._____________________________________?

  A: Yes, of course. You know I love English and I’m good at spoken English.

  B: I know it’s a piece of cake for you. But 77.____________________________.

  A: Take it easy. Practice makes perfect. 78._____________________________.

  B: I hope so. 79._________________________________________?

  A: Sure, I’d love to. The first thing is to choose a good topic. 80.________________?

  B: Not yet. There are so many topics to talk about. I really don’t know which one is better.

  A: OK. Let’s do it right now.

  六、书面表达(20分)

  郑州外国语中学学生会为了帮助本校家庭贫困的学生筹集上学和文具费用,决定于12月5日在本校礼堂举行慈善音乐会,请你写一份倡议书,邀请各位同学和老师参加。字数80字左右。

  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  部分答案:

  一、CADBA / CBACC / ABCBD

  二、 BABDB / CABCB

  三、DACBC / ADCCD / BDBAC / CBBDD

  四、1.languages  2. understand  3. useful  4. unless  5. making

  6. kinds   7.in  8. helped   9. them    10. another

  五、略

  六、略

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