Part I Vocabulary and Structure (30%)
* 1.You()that office building after dark.
* 2.It’s necessary that the president()in time to attend the meeting.
* 3. This test is for students ()native language is not English.
* 4. ()he retires, Prof. Baker will have taught in the university for almost forty years.
* 5. The commercial center()will be the most magnificent one in the city.
* 6. You()to town to see the movie yesterday. It will be on TV tonight.
* 7. We’ve all heard of Thomas Edison, ()who invented the electric light and many other things.
* 8. Our aim is to make the electricity()the people better.
* 9. We must improve the farming method() we may get high yields.
* 10. PTO stands() “Please turn over the page”,of course.
* 11. This passage is() too difficult for the juniors and( )too easy for the seniors.
* 12. This weather is()we had this time last year.
* 13. The oxygen in the air we breathe mixes()our blood and gives us life.
* 14. Dick, something important has happened. I wish to ()
* 15.()we know, there are 107 elements found in nature.
* 16. Frank had worked for three years to be a technician, but found his progress()
* 17.On his way home he was killed in a car()
* 18. On my journey by car across the European Continent, I enjoyed looking at the()of the various countries.
* 19. She hadn’t eaten breakfast;() , she was hungry by noon.
* 20. This group is ()a nonprofit organization.
* 21. The accident which happened on the highway()several vehicles.
* 22. To our great surprise, Mr. Baker has quickly recovered from his()illness.
* 23. This new type of car is fitted with an effective engine, which is()fuel.
* 24. We all know that arrows are often used as()to show directions.
* 25. Without air,the candle will()
* 26. One of the most important problems is how to()the interest in learning English.
* 27. Tony as well as his brothers and sisters()from America.
* 28. ()your coming to see me, I would have been very lonely.
* 29. We are quite() to our parents and our teacher.
* 30. —Shall I help you with the washing up?
—Don’t (  ).I’ll do it later.
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
If you own a car, you are probably considering buying some kind of car insurance (保险)
However, when you are actually purchasing car insurance, it can be difficult for you to decide which is your best choice. The ideal buying process is to first research and decide, then purchase.
Research First
Before buying car insurance, you should find out the purpose of your purchase and how the insurance meets your needs.
Decide on Suitable Car Insurance Policies (保单)
A neglected part of car insurance is the part which covers medical bills. Medical payments can add up very quickly in an accident situation, and the insurance should cover the bills incurred (招致)both by you and by the passengers in your car. Make sure you know the full value that your insurance covers.
Purchase the Best Car Insurance for Your Needs
You have a number of choices when it comes to the actual purchase of the car insurance. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and these may be influenced by your individual taste and previous buying experience. Insurance companies may offer you good advice, but prices on the Internet are often better.
* 31.According to the first paragraph, when buying car insurance, one should first()
* 32.The purpose of research is to find out whether the car insurance()
* 33. When buying car insurance, people often neglect ()
* 34.According to the last paragraph, your choice of car insurance may also be influenced by()
* 35. Which of the following might be the best title of the passage?()
Passage 2
When the United States Confess created Yellowstone National Park in 1872, the goal was to set aside a place where Americans could enjoy the beauty of nature for years to come. Now, 142 years later, there are hundreds of national parks across the country, and technology is changing the way people experience them. Should park visitors be able to use cell phones,or should their use be restricted?
“ Connectivity presents a real challenge to all of us. ” Al Nash says. He is a public affairs officer at Yellowstone National Park. He says cell phone service at Yellowstone is available in parts of the park with stores and campgrounds. This makes it easy for visitors to share photos of their trip on social networking sites and to stay in touch with friends and family members. If a park visitor is hurt or in danger, cell phones make it easier to get help. Some say the ability to download applications that provide information about plants arid animals in the park can enrich a visitor’s experience.
Others say cell phones disturb people ’ s enjoyment of our national parks. In their view, cell phone towers are an eyesore,and they’d rather hear the sound of birds than the ring of an incoming call. Can you imagine looking out a peaceful lake or field of grass only to be disturbed by a person shouting into their phone, “Can you hear me now?”
Nash says Yellowstone tries to strike a balance . “Ultimately, our job is to let visitors understand and enjoy nature better while protecting what people find special about Yellowstone, and one of those things that’s special is the ability to get away from the hustle and bustle (喧器)of one’s daily life.
* 36. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?()
* 37.National parks were established()
* 38. According to the passage, which of the following statements about the cell phone service at Yellowstone is TRUE?()
* 39.The word “eyesore” in the third paragraph probably means()
* 40. What’s the position of Yellowstone on cell phone use?()
Passage 3
Happiness can be described as a positive mood and a pleasant state of mind. According to recent polls ( 民意测试),sixty to seventy percent of Americans consider themselves to be moderately happy and one in twenty persons feel very unhappy. Psychologists have been studying the factors that contribute to happiness. It is not predictably nor is a person in an apparently ideal situation necessarily happy. The ideal situation may have little to do with his actual feelings.
A good education and income are usually considered necessary for happiness. Though both may contribute,they are only, chief factors if the person is seriously under educated or actually suffering from lack of physical needs.
The rich are not likely to be happier than the middle-income group or even those with very low incomes. People with college education are somewhat happier than those who did not graduate from high school, and it is believed that (his is mainly because they have more opportunity to control their lives. Yet people with a high income and a college education may be less happy than those with the same income and no college education.
Poor health does not rule out happiness except for the severely disabled or those in pain. Learning to cope with a health problem can contribute to happiness. Those with a good sex life are happier in general, but those who have a loving, affectionate relationship are happier than those who rely on sex alone. Love has a higher correlation with happiness than any other factors.
It should be noted that people quickly get used to what they have, and they are happiest when they feel they are increasing their level no matter where it stands at a given time.
Children whose parents were happily married have happier childhoods yet they are not necessarily happier adults when they grow up.
The best formula for happiness is to be able to develop the ability to tolerate frustration, to have a personal involvement and commitment, and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
* 41. It can be inferred from the passage that()
* 42.People with college education ()
* 43.According to the article, happiness is greatly dependent upon ()
* 44.Which of the following is most likely to contribute to happiness?()
* 45. Which of the following attitudes or feelings is most likely to be found in happy people?()
Passage 4
With the average number of children in a British family falling beneath 2. 0, the population of the UK has been falling for quite a few years. The size of the British workforce (劳动力)is becoming smaller and the average age of the workforce is rising. This trend is quite worrying for the British economy.
Why aren’t the British having as many children as they used to? Well, there is a whole range of reasons. One of them is that British people are now having their children at a much older age than before, meaning they have fewer years in which they can have children. Most young people today want a well-paid job, meaning they usually have to go to university. After years of study at university, they then need a few years of work experience before they can get the job they want. They might then get married,but it ’s very expensive to buy a house in the UK.
The above also explains why British young people now don’t move out of their parents’ home until they are around 30 years old on average. It is not until they are 30 that they can afford to get married and start a new life in a new home. It ’ s only after this age that many young people start thinking about having a child.
* 46.Paragraph 1 tells us that()
* 47.Why do the British now have fewer children than before? ()
* 48.If British young people want to get the job they want, they()
* 49. Why do British young people live with their parents till around 30? ()
* 50. What aspect of the UK is discussed in the passage? ()
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.
Long ago there was a busy marketplace in a town. People came to buy and 51 all sorts of things there.
One day an old man went to the 52 to buy some vegetables. He saw lots of people.53 them was a young man, strong and fierce. Everyone was 54 him.
In front of the strong man, there was a heavy rock. Some people tried to lift it but it was too 55 for them. The strong man said, “Look at me. I can lift this heavy rock. ”
The man 56 and took hold of the heavy rock. He pulled and pulled. His face went redder and redder. Slowly he lifted the rook 57 his head to show off.
“I am the 58 man in the world, ”he cried.
Then someone shouted, “You are like a buffalo (水牛)! A buffalo is strong too!” 59 hearing that, all people laughed, including the strong man himself.
Just then the strong man saw the old man smiling at him. 60 but somewhat confused, the young man shouted angrily, “Why are you smiling? Are you stronger than I am?”
The old man said,“You may be very strong, 61 you are too proud. You should not 62 yourself. True ,a buffalo is strong, but it has no 63!
The strong man felt foolish. He looked down at the ground and walked away, 64 he finally realized that it was better to be 65 than strong. After that, no one was afraid of him any more.
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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.
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