初中英语组考试题(初稿)

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'初中英语组考试题(初稿)'
初中英语组考试试题(一)Computer programmer David Jones earns.£35,000 a year designing new computer games, yet he cannot find a bank prepared to let him have a cheque (支票) card. Instead, he had been told to wait another two years, until he is 18.The 16-year-old works for a small firm (= business company) in Liverpool, where the problem of most young people of his age is finding a job. David's firm produces two new games for the development of home computer market each month.But David's biggest headache is what to do with his money. In spite of his salary, earned by inventing new programs within tight schedules (= plans), with bonus (奖金)payments, he cannot drive a car, take out a mortgage (抵押) , or obtain credit (贷款) cards.He lives with his parents in their council house in Liverpool, where his father is a bus driver. His company has to pay£150 a month in taxi fares to get him the five miles to work and back every day because David cannot drive.David got his job with the Liverpool-based company a few months ago, a year after leaving school with six O-levels (ordinary levels) and working for a time in a computer shop: I got the job because the people who run the firm knew I had already written some programs,” he said."I suppose£35,000 sounds a lot but actually that being pessimistic(悲观的).I hope it will come to more than that this year. He spends some of his money on records and clothes, and gives his mother £20 a week. But most of his spare time is spent working."Unfortunately, computing was not part of our studies at school," he said. “But ¬I had been studying it in books and magazines for four years in my spare time. knew what I wanted to do and never considered staying on at school. Most people in this business are fairly young anyway."David added: "I would like to earn a million and I suppose early retiremen (退休) is a possibility. You never know when the market might disappear"1. Why is David different from other young people of his age?A. He earns an extremely high salary. B. He is not unemployed.C. He does not go out much. D. He lives at home with hit parents.2. David's greatest problem is how to ______A. make the banks treat him as an adult B. invent computer gamesC. spend his salary D. learn to drive3. He was employed by the company because A. he had worked in a computer shop B. he had written some computer programsC. he worked very hardD. he had learnt to use computers at school4. He left school after taking O-levels because ________A. he didn't enjoy school education at allB. he wanted to work with computers and staying at school did not help himC. he was afraid of getting too old to start computingD. he wanted to earn a lot of money5. Why does David think he might retire early?A. He has to be young to write computer programs.B. He wants to stop working when he is a millionaire.C. He thinks computer games might not always sell so well.D. He thinks his firm might go bankrupt (破
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