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2013 年全国“剑桥杯”英语能力竞赛(重庆赛区)初赛题

高中组笔试题

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考试时间:60 分钟 总分:100 分
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说明:全卷共五大题 小题,所有答案均填涂在机读卡上,否则将作零分处理,只交
机读卡,试卷自己保管。

第一部分 基础知识 (44 分)
I. 单项选择。(每小题 2 分,共 20 分)
根据语境,选择一个最佳的选项完成语境,并把机读卡上相应答案的番号涂黑。
1. I can never forget the days _______ we worked together and the days _______ we spent
_____________

happily together.
A. when; which B. which; when
C. for which; that D. on which; when
2. —Jane and July are here. Did I introduce them to you?
—No, you didn’t. I’ve seen them, but we__________.
A. hadn’t been introduced B. haven’t been introduced
C. weren’t introduced D. didn’t introduce
_____ 省 ( 市 ) ______ 区 ( 县 ) ______________ 学校

3. Don’t lose heart; __________ difficulties you are faced with will be overcome in the end.
A. however B. whatever C. what D. How
4. The prisoner of war wished to be _________. Ten years later, he ________ and went home.
A. free; is set free B. freely; was set free
C. freely; is set free D. free; was set free
5. He _______ angry because he ________ for a long time.
A. had got; had waited B. got; waited
C. got; had waited D. had got; waited
6. “Attention, please. Whoever can answer one of my questions _______ receive a prize,” the
teacher said in class.
A. might B. would C. should D. shall
7. The festival will be a feast for our city and for our country _______.
A. on a whole B. in a whole
C. as a whole D. as the whole
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---Joe used to be weak at English. " 11. B. That bird instructed me how to 22 my freedom." When the merchant reached the forest. He took delight in her 11 Before he left for a business trip one day. She wants to join you. The bird suddenly flew up. A. All I had to do was to pretend to be dead. take up C. Greetings D. poem C. Rome was not built in a day. II. proudly C. When it rains. History repeats itself B. What 12 should I take for the birds there?" The bird said. there was a bird in a cage who sang for her merchant ( 商人)owner. Now his son Jake is weak at English. " I do not know what happened. he stopped and said. "Tell them I sit full of sorrow in a cage singing my captive ( 被监禁的)song and I'm cut off from all of life's sweet things. joke D. A. letter 第2页共8页 . 以下的______ 句英语谚语可以用来劝别人做事有耐性。 A. too! --. What’s done cannot be undone. Thanks B. I told them your message. He continued on to the city and 18 his goods. On returning home.______________. A. Nothing else could be more shocking. She asks for a 15 from you. " Dear birds! 14 to you all from my pretty bird locked in her cage. conversation C. report B. Dick and Harry 10. do as the Romans do. " Suddenly one bird screamed and 17 to the ground. One apple a day keeps the doctor away. reply B. invitation 13. message D. She turned to him and said gratefully. it pours D. the merchant said. Congratulations 15. take on D. then out of the window and 21 on the nearest tree. freely 14. So does every Tom. The merchant was terrified and wept in 20 . take over B. A. speech D. He opened the cage door and took her into his hands carefully. A. cry B. take in 9. " I really appreciate your delivering my message. story C. he asked if she had a wish: "I will go through the forest where you were born. song 12.8. but I would 16 her beautiful song and cannot let her go. luckily D. Then. I hope it won't be long before I can fly 13____ through the trees with them again. carefully B. A. Rewards C. C. Do you know who will ______ our company’s business when our manager is retired? A. When in Rome. D. Speak of the devil C. one of them fell down dead. 完形填空。(每小题 2 分,共 24 分) 根据短文内容,从四个选项中选择一个最佳选项完成短文,并把机读卡上相应答案的番 号涂黑。 Once upon a time." Suddenly the bird 19 a terrible scream and fell on her head to the bottom of the cage. The merchant thought it was dead.

ignore D. flew B. He was given an iPad as a present for the Spring Festival and never goes anywhere without it. This will make their eyesight worse over time. fight B. strike 第二部分 综合能力 (36 分) III. fell D. worked out C. A.” Experts say children’s vision is not yet fully developed and their eyes get tired more easily. Experts suggest that users should hold their iPad between 40–60 centimeters away from them. treat C.” said Hu Dali. offered D. hopelessness D. Many children in China are suffering the same problem: tablet (手写平板电脑) and iPad use is damaging their eyesight. served C. curiosity 21. let out B. hit D. Xinhua News Agency went so far as to call the iPad the “No 1 killer of children’s eyesight”. The iPad uses a very bright LED backlight. A. A. hid B. their eyes do not have time to rest. avoid B. This is serious for such a young child. Children’s eyesight decreases quickly for the following reasons EXCEPT ______. A. A. his eyesight has decreased to 300 degrees. using iPads too much harms children’s eyesight 24. thought out D. A user’s pupils (瞳孔) have to keep getting used to the new light levels. landed 22.16. quit 17. Parents should also stop their children from using an iPad for more than one hour every day. The first paragraph tells us that _____. If children stare at an iPad screen for a long time. 23. A. traded [来源:学科网 ZXXK] 19. “Half of those children are suffering from reduced vision (视力) because they have played with mobile phones and iPads for too long. A month later. The brightness of the screen should be adjusted to make it comfortable for children. A. win D. interest C. their vision is not fully developed B. 阅读理解 (每小题 2 分,共 36 分) A、根据短文内容,从四个选项中选择一个正确的答案,并把机读卡上相应答案的番号 涂黑。 A Yangyang is 7 years old. chief of children’s ophthalmology ( 眼 科 ) at Guiyang Aier Eye Hospital. afforded B. A. young children should not use iPads B. surprise B. A. It means the iPad has a greater effect on their eyes. started C. jumped 18. “There are about 30 shortsighted children coming every day. iPads are very useful for children’s study C. an iPad as a present for a child is too expensive D. ran C. miss C. found out 20. their eyes get tired more easily than adults’ 第3页共8页 .

More and more people like to be Danish citizens. B. with about 88 percent saying that they felt positive emotions (情绪). access (获得) to green spaces. Danish citizens topped life satisfaction. the OECD report found that feelings of wellbeing have increased on average over the past 15 years. In its “How’s Life?” report. tend to feel less happy about life. spending time with friends and family. Lots of factors affect people’s feelings of happiness. good health and being politically active are all connected directly to people’s feelings of happiness and have a larger impact than income. 28. According to the article.” said the OECD. a clean environment. according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD. less educated people C. which of the following is TRUE? A. When asked the question “How are you feeling today?” Danes again came in first place. but also shape personal identity and opportunities for social relationships. The OECD report also tried to find out which life factors have the biggest impact (影响) on wellbeing. 经济合作与发展组织). Good living environment. 第4页共8页 . A. the report found that happiness levels change widely for many reasons. C.8. C. Less educated people and those on lower incomes. however. Economic progress was less important. Good jobs. for example. a report on children’s eyesight D. the results suggest that governments should focus on goals such as improving citizens’ wellbeing and helping the social and natural environment. 26. According to the OECD report. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a factor on wellbeing? A. C. According to OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría. the report showed that shorter commutes (上下班路程). a website on children’s school life C. Good jobs provide earnings. the iPads’ screens should be the brightest D. _____ feel less happy about life. Overall. people with higher incomes D. the OECD used data from the 2010 Gallup world polls ( 盖洛普 世界民意调查) to judge the levels of happiness and wellbeing ( 福利) of people in 40 different countries. Within countries. A. a guide to using the iPad B. “Having a job is very important for wellbeing. old people B. On a scale ( 数 值 范 围 ) of 0 to 10. However. they sometimes stare at screens for too long 25. people living near their workplaces 27. B. an advertisement for the iPad B Danish people are the happiest in the world. Many family members. There was an average “satisfaction rate” of 7. Economic progress should be put first for a country. The article is probably taken from ______. Good health. D.

However. In the second experiment. C. the children had to work out a math problem first. They were put in safety harnesses ( 安全带) and a number of balloons were attached to them. A group of middle school students from London did these strange experiments. A. 30. C Tie helium balloons (氦气球) to your body and jump from a 12-meter-high platform. 29. the board was tipped forward. D. The ones who solved the problem got to do the experiment. C. 31. They had to find how many balloons it would take before you could jump to the ground safely. Students who did the experiment should do well in math. They were stuck to a board and wore safety harnesses. D. For the helium balloon experiment. Students were put in safety harnesses when jumping. B. They got it right and landed safely. Some scientists were behind the idea. One girl stayed stuck for 10 minutes but another lasted only seconds. The report showed people in developed countries felt happiest. A. The scientists had the idea to do this. science is boring and dangerous 第5页共8页 . Sound strange? But they’re science lessons. Students should take 12 balloons with them when jumping. From the two experiments. students used glue to stick the board together D. D. The class picked out three students to test the strength of the glue. If the students had got the strength of the glue correct. scientists wanted to show students that ______. B. they would not fall off the board. the teenagers learned how to make glue. The scientists didn’t know how to do the experiments. The scientists did the experiments together with the students. Two students got the chance. we know that ______. two students were picked out to do the experiment C. only one student finished the experiment successfully 32. Which of the following statements about the first experiment is TRUE? A. all three kids came unstuck from the board. From the second experiment. They wanted to show that science could be fun and interesting. They then jumped from a 12-meter-high platform. The scientists sat behind the students when they were doing the experiments. What does the underlined sentence in Paragraph 2 mean? A. science is fun and interesting B. Students jumped from a platform 18 meters above the ground. The board was attached to a crane ( 起 重机) and raised 18 meters above the ground. Later. Stick yourself to a big board 18 meters above the ground. the experiment was used to test the strength of the glue B.

Ashamed. ⑤ The woman planted some flower seeds.” Each of us has our own cracks. Never laugh at old women. Of course. one on each end of a pole (扁担). C. One day.” The old woman smiled: “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path. so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path. the cracked pot spoke to the woman by the well: “I am ashamed of myself because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.” “For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate ( 装 饰 ) the table. ④ The woman found a crack on one pot. ② The woman told the truth to the cracked pot. ④③①②⑤ D. A. Happy. How did the cracked pot feel about itself at first? A. On the cracked pot’s side. Imperfection makes life meaningful. But it’s these cracks that make our lives together so interesting and meaningful. C. 第6页共8页 . 33. B. For two years this happened daily. the perfect pot was proud. One of the pots had a crack (裂缝) in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered ( 递 送 ) a full pot of water. On both sides of the path. science is not useful in daily life D An old woman had two large pots (罐). In the woman’s house. D. At the end of the long walk from the well to the house. On the perfect pot’s side. ④⑤③①② 36. but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your crack. 35. with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. And every day while we walk back. B. you water them. Try your best to be perfect in life. C. B. the cracked pot arrived only half-full. I would not have this beauty. Which is the correct order of the following events? ① The woman picked the flowers and decorated the table. Where were the flowers growing? A. ④⑤①③② B. ③ The cracked pot talked to the woman about its crack. She carried the pole with the pots across her neck. What does the passage mainly want to tell us? A. Proud. ⑤④③②① C. Without you being just the way you are. Excited. D. 34. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection. C. science is difficult to understand D.

“We are going to improve the inner being of every Chinese citizen. Travel issues are a turning point. “Both parties should learn to see things from the other side. Don’t use a cracked pot to carry water. more important to the parents B. _____37_____ it’s reasonable that the tourists didn’t know about it. 培根 42. 第三部分 课外知识 (20 分) IV. snatching bus seats. chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. B. The kid’s mother got angry about the young man’s attitude and they started to argue with each other. But there are still a number of Chinese lacking in a sense of public manners. Social customs are different in different countries and cities. do as the Romans do. speaking loudly and smoking in non-smoking areas. This happened last year and has caused a huge argument on the Internet.” ______38_______ “When in Rome. because there’s no such rule in many other cities. line-jumping. A. James Tien. taking off shoes and socks in public. _____39______ Developing civilized behavior among Chinese travelers is becoming important in China. “Hong Kong citizens should be more polite and explain local rules to tourists. C.” he said. 文化背景 (每小题 2 分,共 10 分) 根据语境,从四个选项中选择一个最佳选项,并把机读卡上相应答案的番号涂黑。 41. He also thinks that travelers should improve their manners. The National Tourism Administration has released a list of tourists’ worst behaviors. D.” said an official from the Central Spiritual Civilization Office (中央精神文明办公 室). a Chinese tourist. 萧伯纳 B. A. Some people think the behavior of the kid. a pure individual matter 第7页共8页 . more and more Chinese are traveling abroad. D. Others say that. _____40______ including littering. was bad because eating is not allowed on the Hong Kong subway. rather burdensome D. 狄更斯 D. B、根据短文内容,把下列方框中的选项还回短文中,使其内容完整,符合逻辑,并把机 读卡上相应答案的番号涂黑。 A young man told off (责备) a kid for eating on the subway in Hong Kong. spitting. 莎士比亚 C. 英语名句“To be or not to be”来自作家 _________。 A. Marriage in America is considered ________. asked both sides to calm down. Travelers should obey the local rules. a pure religious affair C.” With the improvement of living standards.

Faster. Faster. Arsenal. If Scott is now 5 years older than Kathy. C. Which of the four is least like the other three? A. Cherry D. Higher. Manchester. Manchester. 14. Maria W. Stronger. A. 智力测试 (每小题 2 分,共 10 分) 46. eagle D. Higher. On Saturday the 12th. Each team is playing against one of others on the next three Saturdays -a different one each time. G. Who is playing against who on the 26th? A. Liverpool. 12. 13 C. donkey B. Quicker. W 47. E. A. Stewart B. The motto of the Olympics is ________. how old is Scott? A.5 50. S C. 根据下列字母排列规律,选择所缺的字母的选项为 ________。 ___ 年级 姓名 _________ 联系电话 _______________ 指导教师 __________ 考号 _____________ R O T R D S _______ S M R D _______. Cabbage. metal 49. brain B. Stronger 44. P. Arsenal are playing against Manchester. Alice Walker D. Tottenham C. 48. Higher. Scott was 3 times as old as Kathy was at that time. Tottenham 第8页共8页 . Arsenal D. Quicker B. B. Strawberry. Harriet Beecher Stowe 45.5 B. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is written by ________. Arsenal B. A. _____ 省 ( 市 ) ______ 区 ( 县 ) ______________ 学校 43. Higher. philosophy D. A. 14 D. Mark Twain C. elephant C. The symbol of the US Democratic Party is _______. What has ears but cannot hear? A. Liverpool and Tottenham are four football teams. Arsenal. Seven years ago. Stronger C. Corn. Manchester. Manchester are playing against Tottenham on the 19th. P B. dolphin V. Stronger D. H. light C. L D.

第9页共8页 . C 49. D 48. 2013 年全国“剑桥杯”英语能力竞赛(重庆赛区)初赛题 高中组笔试题参考答案 1-5 ABBDC 6-10 DCAAC 11-15 DCDCA 16-20 BCDAC 21-22 DCDCC 26-30 BDCBC 31-35 AADDA 36-40 CBDAC 41-45 BDCDA 46. which means that Arsenal are playing against Tottenham. D On the 26th. A (十二生肖的首字母,缺马和猪) 47. Manchester are playing against Liverpool. B 50.