Part I Vocabulary and Structure (30%)
* 1.I could tell he was surprised from the()on his face.
* 2.If I()the exam, he would be astonished.
* 3. No sooner()stepped out of the hall than it began to rain.
* 4.Some students ran back to the dormitory, magazines()under their arms.
* 5. The patient’s progress was very encouraging as he could()get out of bed without help.
* 6. I hadn’t seen him for years, but I()his voice on the telephone.
* 7. He was last seen in public on the()of his daughter’s wedding.
* 8. If you speak slowly and clearly, the students will()the meaning.
* 9. Nothing can()unless you tell us the truth.
* 10. She is()kind a girl that all of us like to make friends with her.
* 11. After years of hard work, these researchers have at last discovered a new ()to cancer treatment.
* 12. ()finished his work, he had to stay at home on the weekend.
* 13. Tom()the shopkeeper with overcharging him for the articles he had bought.
* 14. The idea sounds very good, but will it work in ()?
* 15. He got a job so that he could be independent() his parents.
* 16. We had to wait a long time to get our passports, ()?
* 17. Do you feel like()today?
* 18. It’s vital that enough money()collected to get the project started.
* 19. We consider()the instrument be adjusted each time it is used.
* 20. (),we decided to leave at once, as we didn’t want to risk missing the bus.
* 21. He learned how to use sign language to()with deaf customers.
* 22. If you carefully()the problem again, you will find a way out.
* 23. I told them I was perfectly()to help if they asked.
* 24. It’s a simple dish to prepare, ()mainly of rice and vegetables.
* 25. The samples() in quality but were generally acceptable.
* 26.()dictionary is enough for me
* 27. In order to finish the task in time we must agree()a plan of action.
* 28.By this time next week, the winners ()their awards
* 29. George is delighted()his new secretary because she works very hard.
* 30. The young man still denies ()the fire behind the store.
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension (40 %)
Directions : In this part,there are four passages, each of which is followed by five questions or unfinished statements. Choose the best answer and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Passage 1
Many post-80s couples are complaining that going to the movies,shopping or attending parties have become impossible since their kids were born. That’s the way most parents are living their lives, no weekends of their own, no time to visit friends, not even a chance of promotion in their jobs.
Asking help from their parents might be a way out, but problems are that some aging parents are not strong enough to take care of the kids, and that the kids may also become too spoiled by their grandparents.
Then, here comes a solution: families with kids can form a small group, and parents of each family can take turns to took after all the kids in this group on weekends. Thus,other parents can have some quiet time and feel free to do something they’ve been planning for a long time. At the same time, the kids can make new friends arid won’t be hanging around their parents all day long.
This is baby-pooling.
* 31.Many post-80s couples can’t go to the movies,shop or attend parties because(   )
* 32.In Paragraph 2,“a way out” means()
* 33.According to the last paragraph, the solution to the problem of post-80s couples is that()
* 34. What is (are) the advantage(s) of baby-pooling?()
* 35.The passage mainly discusses()
Passage 2
Subways are underground trains, which usually operate 24 hours a day.They are found in larger cities and usually run between the suburbs and the downtown areas. Maps and schedules are available from the ticket offices. If you take the subway often, you can save money by purchasing a monthly pass (月票).
City-operated buses run on various routes (线路)and are designed to be at certain places at certain time. Maps and schedules may be posted at certain stops, or they may be available at local banks, libraries, the student union, or from the bus drivers. Buses run mainly during the day. Fare is paid by exact change in coins, or by monthly passes.
Taxis are generally more expensive in the United States than in other countries. If you use a taxi, be sure you ask the amount of the fare, before you agree to ride. The driver usually expects a tip(小费)of 15 percent of the fare.
* 36.According to the passage, subways are underground trains, which usually run()
* 37. You can get the maps and schedules of the subways()
* 38.From the passage we learn that()
* 39.When you take a taxi,you’d better()
* 40.The passage mainly tells us about()
Passage 3
When it comes to human resources, hiring highly-skilled staff is not usually enough for a company to function successfully. Besides the knowledge in their particular fields, employees must always have additional skills-those of co-operation. In the case that work tasks can only be carried out by communicating with people,accepting common decisions, solving problems, sharing information and helping one another, teamwork skills are vital.
While some jobs may require talent, the ability to work as a team is learned. There are no complicated formulas;you don’t need to have any special qualities or exceptional mental abilities.
Individuals can be effective as a team if, they have developed certain behaviors or habits of communication. Many companies, clubs and organizations use team building activities. Team building activities may include a number of teamwork elements. They are aimed at encouraging active participation in task accomplishment while all members have their roles as individuals and are able to co-operate towards a common goal as a team.
Many team building activities focus on problem solving and discussing team issues ; thus argument as a way to common consensus (共识)is encouraged. Team building activities often involve recognition and identification of team member skills, talents, knowledge, and experiences which allow the team members to learn more about each other and fully utilize those skills where appropriate. Many team activities are focused on developing keys to trust during challenging times.
* 41. In the author’s opinion, which of the following is vital for a company to be successful?()
* 42.According to the second paragraph, co-operation skills()
* 43.Team building activities are good for()
* 44. Why are team members encouraged to argue in team building activities? ()
* 45. What is the best title of the passage? ()
Passage 4
Are some people born clever and others born stupid? Or is intelligence developed by our environment and our experience? Strangely enough, the answer to these questions is yes. To some extent our intelligence is given to us at birth, and no amount of special education can make a genius out of a child born with low intelligence. On the other , a child who lives in a boring environment will develop his intelligence less than one who lives in rich and varied surroundings. Thus the limits of a person’s intelligence are fixed at birth,whether or not he reaches those limits will depend on his environment. This view, now held by most experts, can be supported in a number of ways.
It is easy to show that intelligence is to some extent something we are born with. The closer the blood relationship between two people is, the closer they are likely to be in intelligence. Thus if we take two unrelated people at random from the population, it is likely that their degree of intelligence will be completely different. If, on the other hand, we take two identical twins, they will very likely be as intelligent as each other. Relations like brothers and sisters, parents and children, usually have similar intelligence, and this clearly suggests that intelligence depends on birth.
Imagine now that we take two identical twins and put them in different environments. We might send one, for example, to a university and the other to a factory where the work is boring. We would soon find differences in their intelligence developing, and this indicates that environment as well as birth plays an important part. This conclusion is also suggested by the fact that people who live in close contact with each other, but who are not related at all are likely to have similar degree of intelligence.
* 46.If a child is born with low intelligence, he can ()
* 47.“If we take two unrelated people at random from the population” ( Para. 2) means if we()
* 48.The example of the twins going to a university and to a factory separately shows()
* 49.The writer is in favor of the view that man’s intelligence is given to him()
* 50.The best title of this passage can be()
Part Ⅲ Cloze(15%)
Directions : There are 15 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices.
Choose the best answer and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
While I was waiting to enter a university, I saw in a newspaper a teacher job 51 at a school about ten miles from where I lived. Being very short of money and wanting to do something 52 ,I applied, fearing as I did so, that without a degree and with no 53 of teaching my chances of getting the job were slight.
54 ,three days later, a letter arrived, calling me to Croydon for a 55 with the headmaster. It proved to be a 56 journey-a train to Croydon station, a ten-minute bus ride and then a walk of at least a quarter of a mile. As a result I arrived there, feeling too hot to be nervous. It was clear the 57 himself that opened the door. He was short and round. “The school,” he said, “ is made up of one class of twenty-four between seven and thirteen.,’ I should have to teach all the subject? 58 art, which he taught himself.I should have to 59 the class into three groups and leach them 60 at three different levels, and I was 61 at the thought of teaching math-a 62 at which I wasn’t very 63 at school. Worse perhaps was the idea of having to teach them on Saturday afternoon because most of my friends would be 64 themselves at that time.
Before I had time to ask about my 65 ,he got up to his feet. “Now,” he said, “you’d better meet my wife. She is the one who really runs this School”.
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Part IV Writing( 15%)
Directions : This part is to test your practical writing ability. You are required to write a note asking for sick leave according to the information given in Chinese. Your writing should contain at least 100 words. Write it on the Answer Sheet.