Part I Vocabulary an Structure
1. _____ difficulties they may come across, they will help one another to overcome them.(2014)
A. Whatever B. Whenever C. However D. Wherever
2. Education cannot be ____ in any country.
A.rejected B.deleted C.neglected D.refused
3.Although it’s tough finding a job these days, Henry got a _____ in a famous company.
A.place B.position C.post D.patch
4.The doctor said that mental _____ is the major cause of his sleeping problem.
A.tension B.sadness C.anger D.relaxation
5. _____ comes back first is supposed to win the prize. (2014)
A. One who B. Whoever C. Anyone D. Those who
6.The last time I saw her was _____ my brother’s wedding ceremony three years ago.
A.to B.at C.in D.during
7.I have two children but ____ of them likes fruits.
A.none B.either C.neither D.both
8. He might have been killed_____the arrival of the police.(2014)
A.except for B.with C.for D.but for
9.Some areas, _____ their severe weather conditions, are sparsely populated.
A.due to B.but for C.in spite of D.with regard to
10. Many teenagers feel no difficulty _____ computer.(2014)
A.to learn B.learn C.in learning D.learned
11.No agreement was _____ in the discussion as neither sidle would give way to the other.
A.arrived B.obtained C.reached D.gained
12.A loud noise _____ my attention from cooking and everything was burnt.
A.divided B.diverted C.focused D.separated
13.Henry planned to visit _____ country besides England.
A.some other B.every other C.several others D.other
14.Before using your new pressure cooker, read the following _____carefully.
A.notices B.orders C.advertisements D.instructions
15.It is very expensive to _____ the fashion.
A.go along with B.get on with C.keep up with D.carry on with
16.If I have a good sleep, I’ll be_____ to work out the problem.
A.possible B.able C.capable D.reasonable
17.If you get into difficulties, don’t hesitate to _____ help.
A.ask about B.ask after C.ask for D.ask in
18.All of them are ____ at Lana’s achievement.
A.amazed B.interested C.fond D.proud
19.The football match was ____ on account of rain.
A.called up B.called on C.called off D.called for
20.Students should develop a good attitude _____ tests.
A.for B.with C.on D.towards
21.I’m _____ in this argument:I don’t care who wins.
A.natural B.central C.neutral D.middle
22.She passed me in the street,but took no _____ of me.
A.attention B.watch C.sight D.notice
23. Only in this way _____ get rid of your headache.
A.can you B.you can C.you will D.do you
24.Tolerance _____ respecting the opinions of others.
A.consists in B.consists of C.insists on D.depends on
25.The weather was good except for an _____ shower.
A.optional B.intentional C.additional D.occasional
26. He had his book _____ at his own expense.
A.print B.printed C.to print D.printing
27 Patients’ bills of rights require that they ____informed about their condition and about
alternatives for treatment.
A.are B.might be C.should be D.were
28. He studies so hard to avoid _____ at the bottom of the class.(2014)
A.finishing B.to finish C.finished D.finish
29. I thought you might be tired, ____ is why I decided to help you.(2014)
A.that B.this C.which D.as
30.No one should blind himself _____ the well-known fact.
A.with B.to C.for D.over
31.The color of the skirt does not _____ that of the coat.
A.balance B.match C.corresponding D.accord
32.The boy is eager to ______ knowledge in different fields.
A.accomplish B.absorb C.arrange D.approach
33.In my bedroom, there is a pair of scissors, a stack of books and _____ flowers on my desk.
A.a piece of B.a pocket of C.a slice of D,a bunch of
34. Ryan was late for the conference yesterday ______ the traffic jam. (2014)
A.because B.since C.for D.because of
35. As far as the professor______, college students should get into the habit of studying by themselves.(2014)
A.concern B.concerns C.concerned D.is concerned
36. We have to get that car fixed _____.(2014)
A.no matter it costs how much B.no matter how much costs it
C.no matter how much it costs D.no matter how much does it cost
37.When I was a child, I used ____ to the river and bathe in the evening.(2014)
A.to going B.to go C.go D.going
38.Nobody could _____a satisfactory explanation of the accident.
A.come up with B.come through C.come upon D.come into
39._____ my delight,our school football team won the game easily.
A. In B. Of C. To D. For
40. ______driving to work, Mr. Lead usually goes to his office downtown bu train. (2014)
A. Without B. Instead of C. In case of D. In spite of
Part II Cloze
Many visitors to the United Kingdom go straight to London and never set foot outside the capital---which is a pity, for those that doare often surprised at the sheer variety of landscapes _41_ within such a small geographical area. _42 you want to see stunning, unspoilt scenery you should 43 spend a few days in one of Britain’s largest areas of protected countryside, a natural park. 44 In the second half of the 20th century after popular pressure for access 45 the country’s wilder places, there are now 15 of them throughout the British Isles.
The biggest is the Cairngorms in northern Scoland, named 46 some of the country’s highest mountains and the best place for skiing. Pony---trekking, climbing and fishing are also _47 , along with Scoland’s national game, golf. 48 enthusiasts are well rewarded---this is the home of the red deer, red squirrel and golden eager. If you don’t like the 49 to the highest point, some 2,000 meters 50 sea level, you can take the railway 51 gets you to the summit in less than ten minutes. 52 the west of the park is another popular natural 53 , Loch Ness. The lake is over 200 meters 54 in places, and salmon, trout and eels are in abundance here.
Over the border in England is the Lake District, 55 made famous by Romantic poets such as William Wordsworth two hundred years ago. People have been 56 here en mass since 1847 57 a railway was built to its biggest lake, Windermere. 58 in the past boats piled its waters 59 stone, timber and wood, today’s craft are more likely to carry 60 on pleasure cruises---over a million a year, in fact.
41.A.to find B.to be found C.finding D.to have found
42.A while B.As C. If D. Since
43.A.certainly B.formally C.normally D.gradually
44.A. To create B. Creating C. Create D. Created
45.A.for B.to C.by D.in
46.A.for B.by C.with D.after
47.A.pleasant B.favorite C.popular D.favorable
48.A. Creature B. Wildlife C. Plant D. Botany
49.A.way B.road C.walk D.step
50.A.below B.up C.above D.under
51.A.which B.what C.when D.where
52.A. At B. On C. To D. In
53.A.interest B.attraction C.pleasure D.place
54.A.depth B.deeply C.deep D.deepness
55.A.recently B.lately C.eventually D.originally
56.A.traveled B.traveling C.travel D.to travel
57.A.when B.because C.while D.as
58.A. As B. Because C. Since D. While
59.A.moving B.running C.transporting D.sending
60.A.goods B.materials C.tourists D.products
Part III Reading Comprehension
I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to parenting and intimate relationships. As a psychologist for more than twenty years I can tell you that I have never had an adult looking back at her childhood and complaining that her parents were too understanding. And similarly, I have met many divorced people who still love each other but yet they never really understood each other.
The painful reality is love is just not enough. I’ll admit that there are people who I love and who I still need to better understand. I hope I will continue my work to understand them. The willingness to understand is very important. It is not always easy,but healthy love is strengthened by the willingness to understand. Love without understanding will wilt like flowers without water.
Our egos are what seem to get in the way of understanding those who we love and care about. Often it is our need to be right that makes what others think and feel so wrong for us. I have certainly been quite guilty of this in some of my relationships.
As I have written repeatedly in my books, empathy , is truly the emotional glue that holds all close relationships together. Empathy allows us to slow down and try to walk in the shoes of those we love. The deeper our empathy, the deeper---the healthier---our love. Not all relationships are meant to be. Yet all relationships that are meant to flourish in a healthy way, must stress understanding just as much, if not more, than love.
61.From the passage, we know that _____.
A.the author complains about her parents’ being too understanding
B.the author has been studying marriage for more than 20 years
C.People divorced mainly because they didn’t love each other
D.Some people divorced because they couldn’t understand each other
62.Why are we unable to understand the others sometimes?
A.Because we are caring the others too much.
B. Because it is quite difficult to understand the others.
C. Because we believe we are always right
D.Because the others have done something wrong
63.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
A.Understanding is more important to parenting relationships than to other intimate relationships.
B.Understanding is less important than love as far as marriage is concerned.
C.Understanding is more important than love to some degree.
D.Understanding is more often neglected in parenting relationship.
64.If we are to understand our parents, we should firstly _____.
A.have willingness to do so B.have love for them
C.get into connection with them D.care about them
65.In this passage, the expression “walk in the shoes of” is similar in meaning to ____.
A.befriend B.understand C.love D.care about
Finally, the Christmas season is over. We can take a long breath, put up our feet, sip from a cup of good tea and relax. The frenzy, starting from Black Friday right after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, of gift shopping, buying, wrapping, giving, receiving, opening, returning...is exhaustive and time---consuming, but it takes place every year.
There is considerable difference between the cultures in China and western countries when it comes to gift giving. In China, it is not polite to open a gift in front of the gift giver, and gift is only looked at after the guest has left. Here in America, gift givers always wrap their gifts, large or small, priceless or valueless, carefully and decorate them with colorful ribbons and little pretty paper flowers; and the lucky receiver is expected to open the gift right away in front of the giver, with great eagerness and curiosity, and should always express appreciation with the all time truthful comment,“this is just exactly what I wanted!” Well, as a matter of fact, most people would take their“always wanted” gifts back to the store to exchange for something they really wanted.
Finding a gift for somebody, even a close family member, you will have to know what the person likes and shop for days before you can locate the perfect gift. But , still the person may not like the gift from you. Nowadays, stores would provide two copies of the receipts for anything they sell as a gift, one of which is included in the gift packaged so that the receiver can come back for an exchange. I know, it was unthinkable to cash out gift you get, but, times are different. Another good way to avoid all that shopping hassle is to purchase a gift card from one of the stores and send it to your niece, nephews, or a family member, so that they can get whatever they want or even keep the money.
66.Finding a gift for somebody is a(n) _____.
A.easy job B.tough task C.must-be job D.arranged task
67.It is quite _____ for Chinese people to open the gift in front of the givers.
A.usual B.normal C.abnormal D.unusual
68.Gift giving is the same thing in China and America in that _____.
A.people spend a lot of time preparing a gift
B.People would cash out the gift immediately
C.People are eager to open to get a gift from a friend
D.People are less willing to give gifts.
69.Which of the following is the author’s suggestion?
A.Open a gift immediately in front of the giver.
B.Wrap the gift carefully.
C.Express the appreciation for the gift you receive.
D.Buying a present card to avoid the trouble in shopping
70.The author’s attitude towards gift giving is_____.
A.indifferent B.protesting C.objective D.supportive
They already guide blind and disabled people ;now dogs are to be trained to help people with dementia(痴呆).The duties of these “guide dogs for the mind” will include reminding their owners to take medication, as well as encouraging them to eat , drink and sleep at regular intervals.
The dementia dogs will be trained to respond to sound triggers in the home that prompt them to perform tasks .These could include delivering a bite-proof bag of medicine with a note inside reminding the patient to take it , or waking them up in the morning.
The idea was developed by design students at the Glasgow School of Art and will now be put into practice by Alzheimer’s Seotland and Dogs for the disabled.
Joyee Gray of Alzheimer’s Scotland said:“People in the early stages of dementia are still able to live a relative normal life , and dogs help to maintain routine .”
The other advantage of using the pets as companions is that conversation can be increasingly confusing for people with Alzheimer’s ,but dogs can give them a sense of silent support and companionship . People light up when they can see animals .They don’t need to communicate verbally but they can still interact . You can have a speechless bond .
The dog would also encourage the owner to take them out for walks ,ensuring they keep exercising and interacting with other people .
71.As is mentioned in the passage ,the guide dogs will do the following except for ____ .
A.helping ensure the owner doing some exercises
B.reminding the owner to take medicine
C.communicating with the owner in a non-verbal way
D.helping the owner recover from the illness
72.Who will train the dogs to perform such tasks?
A.The students who developed the idea.
B.The owners of the dogs.
C.The experts in Alzheimer’s Scotland .
D.It is not mentioned in the passage .
73.What is true about the people suffering from dementia?
A.They would like to stay with other people.
B.They can maintain routine .
C.They will gradually lose the ability to live a normal life .
D.They would like to talk in a different way .
74.The guide dogs helping the people with dementia will ___.
A.respond to the owners order
B.respond to a sound device
C.act on the owners instructions
D.act on the trainers order
75.Having a conversation with people with dementia will be ___.
C.confusing D .encouraging
It seems obvious that you don’t give away your product for free but this is exactly what indie rock group The Crimea did earlier this year. The band’s reasoning goes like this: more people will download the free album than would pay for it. Therefore, more people will hear The Crimea’s music. These people will then pay money for concerts by the band and perhaps buy a T-shirt or other merchandise. If the band play regular concerts to crowds of 200 or 300 people they can make more money than they would from sales of CD. There will always be some people who want something they can hold in their hands so they will release the CD into the shops too---but making money through sales of their music isn’t the top priority.
The story illustrates the creative thinking going on in their music in response to dramatic changes over the last few years in the way that people buy music. Sales of music digitally ---to computer, phone and MP3 players rose to $2 billion in 2006---an increase of almost 100 percent on the previous year---yet overall record company sales are down. People are simply not buying CDs in record shops in anything like the numbers they used to.
This trend looks set to continue so the big questions for the music industry is whether they can successfully manage the move to being primarily a digital industry without profits falling to unacceptable levels.
There are both positive and negative signs. On the plus side, more and more people are buying music by mobile phones, which allows people to make impulse purchases---they can buy a song as soon as they hear it. Research by the UK mobile operator 3 suggested that 75 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds wanted to buy a track they liked as soon as they heard it. With so much competition for people’s disposable income, a product you can sell immediately is a big advantage.
The bad news for the record companies, however, is the amount of music that is downloaded illegally. Piracy---usually in the form of cheaply copied CD---has long been an issue for the music business but the internet means music can be copied and distributed freely through file-sharing sites on a large scale than ever before.
It is this situation that leads bands to start giving away their music for free and promises to make the next few years a very interesting time in the music business.
76.What is unusual about the Crimea’s business plan ?
A.Their business was given away free on the Internet .
B.They gave CDs away free in shops .
C.They played free concerts.
D.They charged more for their CDs.
77.The Crimea hope to make money___.
A.through CD sales
B.by giving concerts and selling T-shirts and other merchandise
C.by selling merchandise on the Internet
D.through sales of merchandise in shops
78.The Crimea also released CDs for sale in shops because ___.
A.people who attend their concerts need them
B.they want to make extra money
C.there are still people who prefer CDs to other formats
D.people who fail to attend their concerts need them
79.What is true about sales of music over the last year?
A.Overall,sales are up on last year.
B.Overall,sales are down on last year.
C.There is no change compared to previous sales
D.It is not mentioned in the passage.
80.What effect has internet had on music piracy?
A.It is made it easier to fight piracy
B.It has increased the number of pirate CDs available.
C.It has made it easier to illegally copy music.
D.It has reduced the number of pirate CDs available.
Part IV Translation
86.It is typical of him to be late.
87.It’s no good learning English without practice.
88.Man was,is and always will be trying to improve his living conditions.
89.An idle youth,a needy age.
90.The doctor will get more practice out of me than out of ten ordinary patients.
Part V Error Correction
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Part VI Writing
Directions: For this part ,you’re required to write a composition with at least 120 words based on the following picture.Please entitle an write it on the Answer Sheet.
Part I Vocabulary and Structure
1-5 ACBAB 6-10 BCDAC 11-15 CBBDC 16-20 BCACD
21-25 CDAAD 26-30 BCACB 31-35 BBDDD 36-40CBACB
41-45BCCDB 46-50 DCBAC 51-55 ADBCD 56-60 BADCC
Part III Reading Comprehension
61-65DCCAB 66-70 BDADC 71-75 DCCBC 76-80 ABCBC
Part IV Translation
81.She enjoys listening to music while reading.
82.We believe it is very important to save water.
83.I wonder whom he gave the watch to.
84.Smoking should be completely banned in all public places.
85.Actions speak louder than words.
Part V Error Correction
91.B－that 92.C－excited 93.A－Having 94.D－be put on 95.D－distracted 96.D－acceptance 97.C－who 98.B－deadly 99.A－wounded 100.C－do
Part VI Writing
It is time to stop doodling
From the picture, we can discover that a man is still carving “I have already travelled here” with a knife on the door of his own house after his return from a trip. Therefore, we can safely come to a conclusion that people tend to be doing some damage to the environment while traveling. Why does this phenomenon take place? Several factors could account for it. To begin with, it is clear that people aren’t aware of the importance of protecting the environment when they travel. What’s more, most people are in the bad habit of leaving something in their scenic spot, of which their doodle is given the priority. Last but not least, the regulations and rules are not strict and specific enough in the travel destination . In view of the seriousness of this issue, it is crucial that relevant laws and regulations be worked out to solve the problem. Meanwhile, people should be educated to pay special attention to environment protection while travelling. With joint efforts, I believe the bad phenomenon will be a thing of the past