Part I Vocabulary and Structure (40 points)
There are 40 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence, and then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1. Julie spent one month _________ her term paper on Chinese poems.
A. to write B. and wrote C. written D. writing
2. I was so_______ the night before my examination that I could not sleep.
A. worrying B. tired C. happy D. nervous
3. Whether you learn or not is entirely ________ you.
A. up to B. as to C. about to D. due to
4. I finally________ to study much harder in the future.
A. prepared B. made up my mind C. worked out D. made out
5. The old couple decided to________ a boy though they had three of their own.
A. adapt B. bring C. receive D. adopt
6. The teacher insisted that we________ our homework before 9:00 o’clock
A. finished B. had finished C. finish D. was finishing
7. The little girl showed the policeman the corner ________she was knocked off her bike.
A. and B. which C. that D. where
8. The garden requires________.
A. watering B. being watered C. to water D. having watered
9. Is this the house________ Shakespeare was born?
A. which B. in that C. in which D. at which
10. ________ leaves the room last ought to turn off the lights.
A. Anyone B. The person C. Whoever D. Who
11. The population of the world is growing at a dangerous________.
A. pace B. measure C. progress D. rate
12. You________ not have seen her yesterday, for she was abroad.
A. must B. should C. could D. would
13. Alice trusts you; only you can________ her to give up the foolish idea.
A. suggest B. attract C. tempt D. persuade
14. When Mary paid the bill she was given a ________ for her money.
A. cheque B. receipt C. ticket D. label
15. It was at the music hall _______we met each other for the first time.
A. when B. where C. which D. that
16. They found the lecture hard________.
A. to understand B. to be understand C. being understood D. understood
17. It is no use ________me not to worry about his injury.
A. for you to tell B. your telling C. you tell D. having told
18. You must walk slowly if you want the children to ________ you.
A. put up with B. come up with C. keep up with D. go on with
19. Little John caught a ________fish this morning.
A. alive B. alone C. lonely D. living
20. ________finished his work, he had to stay at home at the weekend.
A. Having not been B. Being not C. Not having D. Having not
21. I took the medicine, but it didn’t have any________ on me.
A. effect B. relation C. touch D. affect
22. The age of the students in this class________ from eighteen to twenty.
A. changes B. ranges C. alters D. limits
23. It would be ________ a risk to let the child go to school by himself.
A. following B. passing C. running D. carrying
24. He ________ a knowledge of this language by careful study.
A. acquired B. required C. inquired D. requested
25. We develop trade with that company for our shared________.
A. honour B. reward C. benefit D. prize
26. If you take this medicine twice a day, it should ________ your cold.
A. heal B. cure C. treat D. recover
27. We object________ punishing a whole group for one person’s fault.
A. against B. about C. to D. for
28. She has fallen in love with Jack, ________ I find hard to imagine.
A. who B. that C. whom D. which
29. Are you going downtown this afternoon? I am going to have these letters ________.
A. mailed B. mail C. to mail D. mailing
30. , everything would have been all right.
A. He had been there B. Been here he had C. Here he had been D. Had he been here
31. _________, water resources have been severely wasted or polluted.
A. They are scarce B. Scarce they are C. Scarce as they are D. As scarce they are
32. from space, our earth, with water covering70% of its surface, appears as a “blue planet”.
A. Seen B. Seeing C. To be seen D. Having seen
33. He’ll never succeed in passing the CET-6, _________ hard he tries.
A. however B. whatever C. despite D. though
34. Her face is_________ to me, but I can’t remember where I saw her.
A. similar B. friendly C. alike D. familiar
35. You’ll have to book the tickets for the holiday in_________.
A. front B. advance C. ahead D. forward
36. Children who are overprotected by their parents may become_________.
A. hurt B. spoiled C. damaged D. harmed
37. Kids are very curious_________.
A. at heart B. in person C. by nature D. on purpose
38. He has made another wonderful discovery, _________of great importance to science and man.
A. which I think is B. which I think it is C. of which I think it is D. I think which is
39. My daughter and I took a _________ tour around New York City.
A. two day B. two day’s C. two-days D. two-day
40. Your brother is very tall. What is his exact________?
A. size B. length C. height D. breadth
Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points)
There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or incomplete statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best choice, and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
A wealthy Persian Prince loved good stories. The older he grew，the fonder he became of them. But he always regretted they had to have an end. So he decided to give half his wealth and his beautiful daughter to the man who could tell him a story without an end. Anybody who failed would be sent to prison for life. The risk was so great that nobody came to the palace to tell the Prince a story for a whole year. Then one day a tall, handsome young man came and said he wanted to tell a story that would go on forever. The prince agreed but warned him what would happen if he failed. “The risk is worth the head of your fair daughter, ” the young man replied poetically（得体地）. He then began this well-known story:
“Once upon a time there was a certain King who feared famine. So he ordered his men to build an enormous storehouse, which he filled with corn. Then, when it was up, made water-proof and made fire-proof, the King felt happy. But one day he noticed a small hole in the roof and as he looked at it, a locust came out with a grain of corn. A minute later, another locust came out with another grain of corn. Then a third locust with another grain of corn. Then a fourth locust, flying at great speed, pushed through the hole and came out with two grains of corn. Then a fifth locust came and …”
“Stop” shouted the Prince. “I can’t,” answered the young man. “I must go on until I tell you what happened to each grain of the corn.” “But that will go on for ever.” The Prince protested. “Exactly” the young man replied, and he smiled as he turned towards the Prince’s beautiful young daughter.
41. The Prince always felt regretted about story because _________.
A. he had too much wealth B. there was terrible famine
C. all stories have ends D. there was no story-teller
42. The young man risked to tell an endless story to the Prince for _________.
A. a great sum B. the prince’s beautiful daughter
C. showing his bravery D. Both A and C
43. The young man would be sent to prison _________ if he failed to tell a story without an end.
A. forever B. for some time C. for a while D. for a year
44.In order to prevent famine, the King asked to build _________.
A. a huge storehouse B. a large farm C. a beautiful palace D. a waterproof kitchen
45. The thing the king noticed first in the roof was _________.
A. a loaf B. a small hole C. a grain of corn D. a locust
Packaging is an important form of advertising. A package can sometimes motivate someone to buy a product. For example, a small child might ask for a breakfast food that comes in a box with a picture of a TV character. The child is more interested in the picture than in the breakfast food. Pictures for children to color or cut out, games printed on a package, or small gifts inside a box also motivate many children to buy products or to ask their parents for them. Some packages suggest that a buyer will get something for nothing. Food products sold in reusable containers are examples of this. Although a similar product in a plain container might cost less, people often prefer to buy the product in a reusable glass or dish, because they believe the container is free. However, the cost of the container is added to the cost of the product.
The size of a package also motivates a buyer. Maybe the package has “Economy Size” printed on it. This suggests that the large size has the most product for the least money. But that is not always true. To find out, a buyer has to know how the product is sold and the price of the basic unit.
The information on the package should provide some answers. But the important thing for any buyer to remember is that a package is often an advertisement. The words and pictures do not tell the whole story. Only the product inside can do that.
46. Which of the following statements could best summarize the main idea of the passage?
A. Children are interested in some packages of products.
B. Package is one of the important ways of advertising.
C. People prefer to buy the products in plain containers.
D. The size of a package usually motivates a buyer.
47. The phrase “a buyer will get something for nothing” ( Line 1, Para 2 ) probably means _________.
A. a buyer will get something free of charge B. a buyer will get something useless
C. a buyer will get something useful D. nothing is worth buying
48. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Sometimes people are easily motivated by packages.
B. Small children sometimes are more interested in games printed on a package than the product itself.
C. A product in a reusable container must be cheaper than a similar product in a plain container.
D. “Economy Size” doesn’ t always suggest that people can buy the most product for the least money
49. What does the word “ them ” ( Line 6, Para. 1) refer to? _________.
A. Small gifts B. Pictures C. Games D. Products
50. What does the author imply in the last paragraph?
A. Package is just an advertisement.
B. Buyers shouldn’t believe the information on the package too much.
C. The package has nothing to do at all with the product.
D. Buyers can always find answers in the information on the package.
For any Englishman, there can never be any discussion as to who is the world’s greatest poet and greatest dramatist. Only one name can possibly suggest itself to him: that of William Shakespeare. Every Englishman has some knowledge, however slight, of the work our greatest writer. All of us use words, phrases and quotations from Shakespeare’s writings that have become part of the common property of English-speaking people. Most of the time we are probably unaware of the source of the words we use, rather like the old lady who was taken to see a performance of HAMLET and complained that “it was full of well-known proverbs and quotations.”
Shakespeare, more perhaps than any other writer, made full use of the great resources of the English language. Most of us use about five thousand words in our normal employment of English; Shakespeare in his works used about twenty-five thousand. There is probably no better way for a foreigner to appreciate the richness and variety of the English language than by studying the various ways in which Shakespeare used it. Such a study is well worth the effort (it is not, of course, recommended to beginners) even though some aspects of English usage, and the meaning of many words, have changed since Shakespeare’s day.
51. English people_________.
A. have never discussed who is the world’s greatest poet and greatest dramatist
B. never discuss about the world’s greatest poets or dramatists
C. are sure who is the world’s greatest poet and greatest dramatist
D. do not care who is the world’s greatest poet and greatest dramatist
52. Every Englishman knows_________.
A. more or less about Shakespeare B. Shakespeare, but only slightly
C. all the Shakespeare’s writings D. only the name of greatest English writer
53. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. We use all the words, phrases and quotations from Shakespeare’s writings.
B. Shakespeare’s writings have become the property of those who are learning to speak English.
C. It is likely to be true that people often do not know the origin of the words they use.
D. All the words people use are taken from Shakespeare’s writings.
54. “HAMLET” is _________.
A. a play written by Shakespeare B. a play recommended by Shakespeare
C. a play appreciated by Shakespeare D. a play people have been complaining about
55. It is worthwhile to study the various ways in which Shakespeare used English because _________.
A. English words have changed a lot since Shakespeare’s time
B. by doing so one can be fully aware of the richness of English language
C. English words are now being used in the same way as in Shakespeare’s days
D. English words are now the same in various ways as in Shakespeare’ days
Most cities and states in the U. S. collect a sales tax on almost everything you buy. You must ask when you move into a new community how much the local sales tax is, and what items are and are not taxable. Both taxable items and the amount of tax vary considerably from place, from one of two percent in some places up to eight or ten in others. The New York City sales tax, for examples, is currently 8%, so if you buy a pair of $ 40 shoes you will actually have to pay $ 43.20. This makes paying and getting correct change much more difficult (not to mention making everything more expensive).
Another thing that makes money changes more complicated is tipping. The Chinese people have happily put an end to tipping, but Westerners are still plagued(遭受折磨) with this indignity. Waiters and waitresses, cab drivers, hotel bellboys, barbers and hairdressers and all sorts of other people must be tipped. Their employers give them low wages because it is expected that you, the customer, will make up the difference. If you don't, the service person can't earn a living. Tipping also varies from place to place, generally in the area of 15% of your bill (before taxes), but again you should ask local residents whom to tip and how much.
There is another kind of tipping as well. You are generally expected to give something (either cash or a bottle of whisky) to the mailman at Christmas time. You should discuss this also with neighbors and friends.
56. The main idea of this passage is _________.
A. shopping and tipping B. sales and shopping C. sales taxes and tipping D. sales taxes and people
57. According to the passage, if you buy a pair of $ 50 shoes in the New York City, you pay extra _______ as sales tax.
A. $4.5 B. $4 C. $5 D. $5.5
58. Usually, cab drivers _________.
A. get high wages from the employer B. get great benefits from the employer
C. get low wages from the employer D. get prize from the employer
59. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
A. The Chinese people have to pay tips in western countries.
B. The westerners don't have to pay high tips in their own country.
C. Barbers, hotel bellboys and all sorts of other people can earn a living if they are not tipped.
D. Tipping varies from place to place, generally in the area of 20% of your bill.
60. Usually, taxable items and the amount of tax_________.
A. have no difference from place to place in the U. S. B. are over 15% in the U. S.
C. have been put an end in the U. S. D. vary from place to place in the U. S.
Cloze (20 points)
There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B,C and D. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Most Americans don’t like to get advice from members of their family. When they need advice, they don't usually 61
people they know. 62
, many Americans write letters to newspapers and magazines which give advice 63
many different subjects, including family problem, sex, the use 64
the language, health, cooking, childcare, clothes, and how to buy a house or a car.
newspapers regularly print letters 66
readers with problems. Along 67
the letters there are answers written 68
people who are supposed to know how to 69
such problems. Some of these writers are doctors; 70
are lawyers or educators. But two of the most famous writers of advice 71
women without special training 72
this kind of work. One of them answers letters 73
to “Dear Abby”. The other is addressed 74
“Dear Ann Landers”. Experience is their preparation for 75
There is one writer who has not lived long 76
to have much experience. She is a girl named Angel Cavaliere, who started writing 77
for newspaper readers 78
the age of ten. Her advice to young readers now 79
regularly in the Philadelphia Bulletin in a column 80
61. A. talk B. ask C. tell D. speak
62. A. Because B. Instead C. When D. As
63. A. for B. in C. on D. with
64. A. with B. on C. to D. of
65. A. Most B. These C. Those D. The
66. A. from B. for C. to D. about
67. A. in B. with C. on D. for
68. A. to B. for C. about D. by
69. A. make B. overcome C. beat D. solve
70. A. some B. many C. others D. those
71. A. is B. are C. were D. was
72. A. for B. on C. at D. by
73. A. made B. addressed C. written D. sent
74. A. with B. for C. to D. by
75. A. producing B. giving C. making D. sending
76. A. time B. yet C. way D. enough
77. A. advise B. answers C. advice D. problems
78. A. at B. on C. in D. about
79. A. gives B. sends C. appears D. writes
80. A. called B. arranged C. reached D. claimed
Part IV Word Formation (10 points)
There are 10 incomplete statements in this part. You should fill in each lank with the proper form of the given word, and write the right answer on the Answer Sheet.
81. They are not________ with the performance of the students. (satisfy)
82. There is ________ of religion in our country. (free)
83. The police were delayed by the_______ of information about the crime. (absent)
84. It is ________ that the company will make a big profit in the export trade. (like)
85. Reading English novels can________ your vocabulary. (large)
86. When college students are caught ________ in exam, they can be kicked out of school.(cheat)
87. Following the ________ settlement of the strike, the train service is now back normal. (success)
88. ________ more time, the experts will be able to find out a better solution to the problem. (Give)
89. It is essential that we ________ informed of your plans in advance. (be)
90. The news that her son failed to pass the exam was so ________ that she hard believe it. (disappoint)
Part V Translation (20 points)
Directions: There are 5 sentences in this section, Please translate them Chinese into English, and write the answer on the Answer Sheet.
Directions: There are 5 sentences in this section. Please translate them English into Chinese, and write the answer on the Answer Sheet.
96. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
97. This idea sounds good, but will it work in practice?
98. It is estimated that about 80% of the world’s population cannot afford to proper food, housing or medical care.
99. Americans often say that there are only two things a person can be sure of indeath and taxes.
100. We know that a cat, whose eyes can take in many more rays of light than our can see clearly at night.
Part VI Writing (20 points)
For this part, you’re required to write a composition on the “Getting to Know the Society”. You should write at least 120 words, and composition should be based on the outline given in Chinese below and write
composition on the Answer Sheet.
Getting to Know the Society