科目：初中英语 来源：2011年广东省深圳市中考英语试卷（解析版） 题型：阅读理解
Mr. Green and his wife had a dog. When they went out, they always left the dog inside the house. One evening they wanted to go to the cinema, so they left the dog in the house and locked the door and their garden gate. They went off in their car.
When the film was finished, they went home. They opened the gate and put the car away. When they came to the front door, they found that the glass in the door was broken. The door was not locked and it was open. A robber! They went in and quickly looked in all the rooms to see if the robber had taken their things. However, everything was in the right place and nothing at all was missing.
The dog was sleeping in the sitting-room. The wife was angry with the dog.“Why didn’t you guard(保卫)the house?”she said. The dog was pleased to see Mr. and Mrs. Green. It began to wag(摇)its tail and then it went to a comer of the room and picked up something in its mouth. It went to the wife and dropped the thing at her feet. When she went to pick it up, she was very surprised. Can you guess what the dog’s present was ?It was a man’s finger!
The end of the story is this. Mr. Green telephoned the police and told them everything. Three days later the police caught the robber. They found him easily.
【小题1】That evening Mr. Green and his wife __________.
|A．took their dog to see a film|
|B．left the dog alone at home|
|C．went home before the film was finished|
|D．locked the door and could not open it|
|A．everything from the house|
|B．something expensive from the house|
|C．nothing from the house|
|D．a car from the house|
|A．Because she thought it had made the room dirty.|
|B．Because she thought it had broken the glass.|
|C．Because it wouldn’t go to the cinema with her.|
|D．Because she thought it hadn’t guarded the house.|
|A．the police knew him|
|B．the police happened to meet him|
|C．Mr. Green know where he lived|
|D．he had one of his fingers|
|A．like their dog more than before|
|B．drive the dog away from their home|
|C．let the dog bring home more presents|
|D．ask the police to take the dog away|
科目：初中英语 来源：2014届杭州市八年级下学期期中考试英语试卷（解析版） 题型：单项填空
---Sorry, I don’t know what the teacher said just now.
----He asked Maria ________.
A．how long she usually spends on her homework
B．what she was doing these days
C．why didn’t Mike come to the meeting yesterday
D．when the speech will begin
科目：初中英语 来源：2011年河南省中考英语模拟压轴试卷（一） 题型：阅读理解
Ole Bull was a very famous violinist from Norway. He really liked to play the violin. But his father thought that playing the violin was not useful. So his father sent him to university to study. However, playing the violin was his dream. He didn’t want to give up his dream. So he left university before he finished his studies and spent all his time and energy practicing the violin. Unfortunately, his violin teacher was not very good. So when it was time for him to start his concert tour, he still couldn’t play the violin very well.
Therefore, a Milan newspaper critic1 criticized him and said that he was an untrained violinist. The critic said, “If he is gold, he is not ready to shine2 yet.”
When facing this kind of problem, some people may become very angry and some people try to learn from it. Fortunately, Ole Bull belonged to the second group. He went to the newspaper office and found the critic. Instead of being angry, he talked about his mistakes with the man and listened to the man’s advice.
After he met the critic, he gave up the rest of his concerts. Then he went back to practice the violin with the help of good teachers. In the end, he got great success when he was only 26. He also became one of the most famous violinists in the world.
1.Why didn't Ole Bull's father like him to play the piano?
A. Because he thought playing the violin was useless.
B. Because his father thought playing the violin would cost lots of money.
C. Because his father thought he couldn't play the violin well.
D. Because his father thought he couldn't make his dream come true.
2.What does the underlined part "If he is gold, he is not ready to shine yet." mean?
A. Gold always shines no matter where it is.
B. He is an excellent violinist.
C. He doesn't play the violin very well.
D. If he sells gold, he will make a lot of money.
3.What was Ole Bull's attitude towards the critic's article?
A. Angry. B. Excited. C. Modest. D. Worried.
4.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Without a good teacher, one can't succeed.
B. The critic's advice helped Ole Bull a lot.
C. Ole Bull got success after many years' hard practice at last.
D. The critic helped Ole Bull find a famous teacher.
5.What can we learn from the passage?
A. Becoming a violinist can make a lot of money.
B. When we meet problems, we should learn to face them.
C. Old Bull was a famous American pianist.
D. You can be famous easily if you play the violin.
科目：初中英语 来源：2011年河南省中考英语压轴试卷（四） 题型：阅读理解
“Everything happens for the best,” my mother said whenever things weren’t going my way. “Don’t worry, one day your luck will change.”
Mother was right, as I discovered after I had finished my college education. I had decided to try for a job in radio. One day, I wanted to host(主持) a sports program. I went to Chicago and knocked on the door of every station. But I got turned down every time.
In one station, a kind lady said my problem was that I hadn’t got enough experience. “ Get some work with a small station and work your way up,” she said.
I went back home. I couldn’t get a job there, either. Then my dad told me a businessman had opened a store and needed someone to help him. But again, I didn’t get the job.
I felt really down. “ Your luck will change,” Mom said to me. Dad lent me the car to help me to look for my job. I tried another radio station in Iowa. But the owner, a nice man, told me he had already had someone.
As I left his office, I asked, “How can someone be a sports announcer(播音员) if he can’t get a job in a radio station?”
I was waiting for the lift when I heard the man call. “ What did you mean? Do you know anything about football?” He put me in front of a microphone and asked me to try to imagine that I was giving my opinion on a football game, I succeeded.
On my way home, Mom’s words came back to me, “One day your luck will change, Son. And when it happens, it’ll feel doubly(加倍的) good because of all the hard work you’ve had.” At that moment I knew what just what she meant.
1. What’s the writer’s ideal (理想的) job?
A. A sportsman B. A shop assistant C. A sports announcer D. A businessman
2.Why didn’t the writer get the job in Chicago?
A. because he was too young B. Because he didn’t get college education
C. Because he’s got a good-looking person D. Because he hadn’t got enough experience
3.Which of the following is true according to the article?
A. You just need wait for some time, then luck will come.
B. Luck will come if you try your best to do everything.
C. It’s important for you to wait for luck.
D. You should trust your mother.
4.The sentence “But I got turned down every time.” Means “______”
A. But I was refused every time B. But I was successful every time
C. But I lost my way every time D. But the door of every station was always closed
5.What’s the best title of this passage?
A. Mother’s words B. Everything Happens For The Best
C. No One Is Always Lucky D. To Find A Job In Radio Is Difficult
科目：初中英语 来源：2010-2011学年浙江省临海市初三上学期期中考试英语卷 题型：阅读理解
Alice: Hi, Jerry, I heard you have fun with Peggy in Merry Park yesterday.
Jerry: Yes. We had a great time there. Why didn’t you come with us? We got
there by bus in only ten minutes.
Alice: I know, but the ticket is more expensive on the weekend. Also, I’ve been
there many times since it opened five years ago. Did you try the Dandelion
Seat there? It’s so popular that people have to wait for over an hour to get a
Jerry: You mean those flower-like umbrellas that fly high in the sky?
Alice: Yes. I enjoyed riding on the Dandelion Seat and looking over the city. It
was a great experience.
Jerry: Eh… I liked taking the train to get around the park better. I don’t think it’s
fun to ride in the air. I’d feel like I could fall down any time.
Alice: Maybe you would like it more at night. It’s wonderful to see the beautiful
lights below your feet.
Jerry: Well… I’m afraid of high places.
Alice: Oh, I see. That’s too bad.
1.What can we learn about Merry Park?
(A) It is newly opened.
(B) It is also open at night.
(C) It is across from Jerry’s house.
(D) It has the same ticket price every day.
2. What may the Dandelion Seat look like?
(A) (B) (C) (D)
3.Which is NOT true?
(A) Alice went to Merry Park before.
(B) Jerry enjoyed going around Merry Park by train.
(C) Jerry would like to try the Dandelion Seat next time.
(D) Jerry and Peggy went to Merry Park on the weekend.