Part ⅠVocabulary and Structure (1×40 points)
Directions: 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 mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1.Both the blue pink and the blue dresses are pretty but I like the _ better.
A.earlier B.b.beginner C.former D. first
2.He made a ____ to let all children learn English, but he soon found it impossible without an online course.
A.confinement B. commitment C. conception D. commission
3, The people living in these apartments have free __to that swimming pool.
A.access B. excess C. excursion D. recreation
4.he_____the old man with 10 pounds for bringing back the lost dog.
A.reward B. prized C. gave D. Paid
5.he said would never be intimidated ______what he didn't like by big names.
A. Do B.to do C.did D. into doing
6.I'm sorry to have_____you with so many questions on such an occasion.
A. interfered B. offended C. impressed D. disturbed
7.1 only work_____weekdays, not_____weekends.
A. on... on B. At...at C.on...at D.at...on
8. She grabbed the soap and washed _____
A. thoroughly B. thorough C.although D. though
9. piano is a popular______.
A.machine B.instrument C.equipment D.tool
10. We are all ______at the way her husband treated her.
A.disgusting B.disgusted C.disgustful D.disgust
11. There are many proverbs in Chinese______, there are also many proverbs in English.
A.meanwhile B. Similarly C.usually D.typically
12.Many youngsters _______pop songs to old songs. They think pop singers are very cool.
A.suppose B. prefer C.suggest D. expect"'
13. The engineer tried to ______the problem with several drawing.
A. Recognize B. impress C. Illustrate D. identify
14. She_____to book a seat on the next flight.
A. pushed B. drew C, rushed D. Stroke
I5.His favorite______is playing drums.
A. pastime B. action C. habit D. expect D. moment
16._______weather may be too hot to the tourists.
A.so B.such C.what D.which
17.He_____ yesterday morning, and would stay for three days.
A. checked up B. checked on C. checked out D. checked in
18.There is absolutely no need to _______
A. panic B. terror C. fright D.rage
19, I'd like to ______ my parents' greetings to you and your family.
A.confront B.display C.consult D.convey
20. The new look of the city has______ a deep impression on those foreign visitors.
A. left B. Kept C. marked D. remained
21. It is ______ impossible to work with this noise around.
A. especially B. absolutely C. unreasonably D. unusually
22. A ____ person is extremely thin, in a way that you find unattractive.
A. lonely B. mean C. brave D. skinny
23. Why is it______ the more connected we get, the more disconnected I feel?
A. that B. whether C. what D. which
24. I was now in a relaxed mood and had no desire______ the man make a fool of himself.
A. see B. to see C.seeing D.seen
25. why ____me to do it_____you can do it yourself?
A.asking; though Bask;when .C.to ask;since D.asked;while
26. I was too_____to ask him for help.
A.embarrassed B.embarrassing C.thrilled D.thrilling
27. Over-working can be a______the whole town.
A.task B.burden C.bother D.weight
28. The first soon_____the whole town.
A.spread through B.spread down C.spread over D.spread out
29. The accident in which two people were seriously injured______careless driving.
A.in B.from C.on D.of
30. Law school doesn't______as many years as medical school does.
A.take B.cost C.spend D.pay
31._______ opposing views, our boss declared that the company would enter the furniture market.
A.despite of B.although C.Though D.in spite of
32. People_______ believe that the sun went around the earth.
A. would B. be used to C.will D.used to
33. When J saw the expression on his face, I realized he is______ agreement with me.
A. in B. for C.to D.on
34. She didn't went to go to Africa: probably_____the whether is too hot.
A, for B. because C. since D. as
35. She is very______ to his ugly appearance
A.Sensible B. sensitive C. Sense D. Sentimental
36. It was only a ______injury, not all that serious.
A. slight B. special C. Similar D. Substantial
37. They were ______ white.
A. dressed B.put on C. dressed up D. dressed in
38. My children are looking forward to ______a trip to Paris.
A. make B. making C. be making D. have made
39. _______he tried to explain any new idea, he just couldn't make himself understood.
A. whoever B. whatever C. wherever D. whenever
40. Because they are ______a date, many of us believe that they are in love.
A. in B. on C. out D. at
Part ⅡCloze (1×20 points)
Directions: 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.
People’s attitude 41gift-giving may 42 from country to country , 43 the desire to convey a feeling of friendship is universal. Here is an example to 44 the differences.
Japan is a _45__ country. It is not _46_in Japan to offer a gift to a person who is _47__ or has been helpful. When people do that, the gifts_48___ be substantial and expensive. __49___, at least in the typical Japanese style, it is not _50__ to attach a thank-you note or card to the gift. Japanese people may express their __51__ and friendship directly through the gift they have _52___ and given to the person they love and respect.
In __53__, you are likely to get more cards__54__ gifts in the United States. A card may come with a small gift or no gift at all. In general, American people don’t _55___ very much whether the gift is expensive or not. As a matter of __56__,your gift to them would be __57__ all the more if you made it yourself _58___ buying it from a store. And the words on the card seem to be the most important thing. __59__ someone does not have a card on hand, he or she would write you a thank-you note on a piece of paper, give it to you _60__ or put it in your pigeon hole.
41. A.Towards B. In C. On D. Of
42. A. Differ B. Change C.Vary D. Become
43. A. If B.Even though C. So D. Thus
44. A.Argue B. Prove C. Against D. illustrate
45. A. Gift give B.Gift-giving C. Give receive D. Gift-receiving
46. A.Unusual B. Common C. Unique D. Extraordinary
47.A. Coming B. Going C.Leaving D. Staying
48.A. Is likely to B.
Tend to C. Turn to D. Like to
49.A.However B. Despite C. But D. Thus
50.A. Ordered B. Demanded C.Required D. Suggested
51.A. Purposes B. Sympathy C. Apologies D. Gratitude
52.A. Select B. Selecting C.Chosen D. Choose
53.A. Comparison B.Contrast C. Contract D. Contrary
54.A. As B.Than C. To D. Then
55.A. Care for B.care about C. Care D. Care to
56.A. Truth B. Finding C.Fact D. Case
57.A.Appreciated B. Regarded C. Received D. Supposed
58.A.Instead of B. When C. Instead D. Despite of
59.A. Whether B. Since C. As D.When
In person B. In man C. By person D. For person
Part ⅢReading Comprehension (2×20 points)
Directions: 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.
When I was studying English at a training center in Washington D.C. in 1998, I shared a house with two young Americans, Jim, and Steve. Jim was studying French and Steve Chinese, both at the Foreign Service Institute. We shared many things in common, but we also thought and acted quite differently. Steve was interested in speaking Chinese. He always tried every opportunity to talk with me with his very English-like pronunciation. I was often touched with his diligence. However, I wanted to practice English with him, too. So we often speak at the same time in the other’s mother tongue. Jim was fresh from college and the youngest of the three. He was going out all the time. The only time we met was at breakfast. There was a small round table in our kitchen, where we sat around to enjoy our food. Steve had Chinese fast food such as dumplings or noodles, and I ate bread and boiled eggs. But Jim often just drank a cup of tea because he had nothing in his bridge. He was too busy dating pretty French girls to do any shopping. I often offered him some of my food. But Steve told me in his poor Chinese that I didn’t need to do that. He said that it was Jim’s own fault and that it served him right. Although he was learning Chinese, he still held his American sense of value.
Two years later, I returned to china. The three of us still keep in touch. Jim now works in a travel agency in Paris. He got married to one of the pretty girls. He wrote to tell us that now he can enjoy a delicious breakfast with his beautiful wife every morning in their comfortable living room. Steve wants to work in china. And I’m helping him with this. I have introduced him to the dean of the Overseas Section of our university. He is very interested in Steve. He wants to know if Steve can work here teaching the overseas students Chinese. I have sent the message to
Steve. I’m sure he’d be very happy to accept the job. However, I hope he could try harder to improve himself. Otherwise, all the overseas students would speak with his terrible pronunciation!
61. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
A. The three of them were all language majors.
B. Steve and Jim were more alike in character.
C. The author didn’t enjoy talking with Steve.
D. Their living condition was rather poor.
62. What is the author’s opinion of Steve?
A. Steve was a very hardworking fellow.
B.Steve enjoyed cooking Chinese food.
C.Steve enjoyed shopping more than Jim.
D. Steve’s Chinese accent was quite pure.
63. Which of the following is true about Jim?
A. Going out with girls cost him a lot of time.
B. He had a French way of making friends.
C. He learned French in order to date Paris girls.
D. He liked doing housework.
64. What does the last sentence of the 1st paragraph imply?
A. Steve didn’t like offering help to others.
B. American people only eat their own food.
C. Americans and Chinese differ in their sense of value.
D. Steve wanted Jim to do his own shopping.
65. From the last paragraph, we can learn that ______.
A. Jim is a very good husband.
B. Steve enjoys teaching Chinese.
C. The author works for overseas students.
D. The three friends still keep in touch.
How often one hears children wishing they were grown-ups and old people wishing they were young again. Each age has its pleasures and its pains, and the happiest person is the one who enjoys what each age gives him without wasting his time in useless regrets.
Childhood is a time when there are few responsibilities. If a child has good parents, he is well fed, looked after and loved. It is unlikely that he will ever again in his life be given so much without having to do anything in return. In addition, life is always presenting new things to the child —things that have lost their interest for older people because they are too well known. But a child has his pains:He is not so free to do what he wishes to do; he is continually being told not to do things or being punished for what he has done wrong. Therefore, a child is not happy as he wishes to be.
When the young man starts to earn his own living, he becomes free from discipline of school and parents; but at the same time he is forced to accept responsibilities. With no one to pay for his food, his clothes, or his room, he has to work if he wants to live comfortably. If he spends most of his time playing about in the way that he used to as a child, he will go hungry. And if he breaks the laws of society as he used to break the laws of his parents, he may get himself into trouble. If, however, he works hard,goes by the law and has good health, he may feel satisfied in seeing himself make steady progress in his job and in building up for himself his own position in society.
Old age has always been thought of as the worst age to be; but it is not necessary for the old to be unhappy. With old age comes wisdom and the ability to help others with advice wisely given. The old can have the joy of seeing their children making progress in life; they can watch their grandchildren growing up around them; and, perhaps best of all, they can, if their life has been a useful one, fell the happiness of having come through the battle of life safely and of having reached a time when they can lie back and rest, leaving everything to others.
66. The happiest people should be those who ______.
A. Face up to difficulties in life
B. Hope to be young again
C. Enjoy life in different age
D. Wish to be grown up
67. The word “they”underlined in Line 5, para. 2 refers to ____.
A. Older people B. New things C. Children D. Interests
68. A child has his pains because____. .
A. He can not do whatever he wants to
B. He is not allowed to play in rain
C. He has a lot of new things to learn
D. He can not play at the seaside freely
69. When a child becomes a grown-up, he is supposed to ____.
A.live comfortably B. Take responsibilities
C. Make progress in job D. Impress the society
70. The best title of the passage might be ____.
A. Pains and Ages B. Differences in Ages
C. The Best Age to Be D. Happiness and Ages
Life really should be one long journey of joy for children who are born with a world of wealth at their tiny feet.But experts on psychological research now believe that silver spoons can leave a bitter taste. If suicide statistics are a sign of happiness, then the rich are a miserable lot. Figures show that it is the rich who most often do away with themselves.
Dr. Robert Coles, an internationally famous doctor, is the world’s top expert on the influence of money on children. He has written a well-received book on the subject, The Privileged Ones, and his research shows that too much money in the family can cause as many problems as too little. Obviously there are certain advantages to being rich,” says the 53-year-old doctor, such as better health, education and future work expectation. But most important is the quality of family life. Money can’t buy love.”
It can buy a lot of other things, though, and that’s where the trouble starts. Rich kids have so much to choose from that they often become confused. Their parents’over favoring can make them spoiled. They tend to travel more than other children, from home to home and country to country, which often makes them feel restless.
“But privileged children do have a better sense of their positions in the world,” adds Mr. Coles, “and they are more self-assured.”
Today’s rich parents perhaps have realized that their riches can be more of a burden than a favor to their children. So their priority is to ensure that their families are as rich in love as they are in money.
71. According to the passage, children of rich families __________.
A. enjoy traveling B. can buy love
C. usually commit suicide D. are not always happy
72. Dr. Robert Coles believes that __________.
A. being rich has as many advantages as being poor
B. rich children often get too little entertainment
C. rich children sometimes can"t enjoy the thing they are most in need of
D. rich children aren"t given enough things
73. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the passage?
A. It is love that is always lacking in rich and poor families alike.
B. Silver spoons can sometimes leave a bitter taste.
C. Money can"t buy everything.
D. Rich children are often confused because they have so much to choose from.
74. The expression “silver spoons” in Paragraph 1 means __________.
A. very expensive spoons B. rich people
C. wealth D. spoons made of silver
75. This article is written mainly to tell readers that __________.
A. the rich are more likely to do away with themselves
B. money can bring a lot of things, including love
C. life is always happy for children of rich parents
D. rich parents should realize what is important in the family is love rather than
Charlene, a 16-year-old student at a high school, found herself faced with a maths test to which she knew none of the answers. Rather than fail, she took the test out with her and filled in the answers with the help of her friends. During a break, she got back into the classroom without being seen, crumpled the test with her shoe, and left it lying on the floor. The teacher thought it had been dropped when the tests were collected; she corrected it, and Charlene received a B.
Cheating is, of course, nothing new. But today, educators are finding that cheating on the part of students has become more frequent than in the past. Whether it is copying a friend's homework, using a prepared sheet on an exam, stealing advance copies of a final, writing down rules in one's hand, or paying someone else to write a term paper, cheating appears to have gained acceptance among a growing number of students between 13 and 19.
In a 1978 study of cheating at twenty-two high schools in Georgia, it was found that cheating was common among good and poor students alike——although both boys and girls said they thought boys cheated more.
Why is student cheating on the rise? No one really knows. Some blame cheating on a general loss of good values among today's youth. They point to facts showing increased damage of public things and school stealing and think that reports, such as Watergate have disappointed youth about the honesty of people in higher positions.
Others think that today's youth are far more practical than their forefathers. In the late sixties and early seventies, students were filled with imaginations about changing the world, but today's students feel great stress to succeed.
76. According to Paragraph 1, Charlene took the test out because ____.
A. her friends could answer none of the problems
B. she tore the test paper to pieces
C. she stepped her shoes on the test paper
D. she did not want to fail in the math test
77. Charlene passed the test because ____.
A. she answered all the questions by herself
B. she did the test by cheating
C. she persuaded her teacher to give her a B
D. she returned to the classroom to redo the test
78. Which of the following is not an example to show that cheating is becoming more and more common?
A. A student pays another for doing a test paper.
B. A student writes down something to be tested before an exam.
C. A student gets well prepared in his studies before an exam.
D. A student gets homework from his classmate and then copies it.
79. The 1978 study of cheating in Georgia shows that ____.
A. only students in the 24 high schools cheated in examinations
B. both good and poor students cheated in examinations
C. boys liked cheating while girls did not like it
D. more girls cheated in examinations than boys did
80. One of the facts for the rise of cheating is that ____.
A. more and more public things are damaged
B. good values disappoint students
C. more and more students begin to steal
D. honest people are in higher positions
Part ⅣTranslation (2×10 points)
Directions: There are 10 sentences in this section. Please translate sentences 8185 from Chinese into English, and translate sentences 8690 from English into Chinese. Write your answer on the Answer Sheet.
86.I’d like to make an appointment to see Dr. Smith.
87.He is more of a poet than a musician.
88.Good teachers often encourage their students to think for themselves.
89.Can you promise to return me the computer?
90.A typical English gentleman often takes an umbrella with him.
Part ⅤError Correction (1×10 points)
Directions: There are 10 sentences. Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts marked A, B, C and D. You are required to identify the incorrect part, then write the corresponding letter and the correct answer on the Answer Sheet.
91. As usually,
when his parents don't
like what he wears
, they start tobug
A B C D
92. He is an experienced
businessman; he has engaging
in foreign trade
for a few years
A B C D
a long journey that
we felt very tired when
A B C D
94. Jenny is an
she is an honest
A B C D
took fifteen minutes for her realize
that she had spelled
my name incorrectly.
A B C D
give the patientthe
hand. The car is waitingfor
A B C D
97. Every means have
A B C D
98. No soonerhe had
entered the room than
the telephone rang
A B C D
the classroom which
we had class meeting
A B C D
the experiment will succeed or not
A B C D
Part Ⅵ Writing (1×20 points)
Directions: For this part, you’re required to write a composition with at least 120 words based on the following picture. Please entitle and write it on the Answer Sheet.
Happiness in My Mind
1--5 CBAAD 6--10 DCABB 11--15 BBCCA 16--20 BDADA
21--25 BDABB 26--30 ABABA 31--35 DDABB 36--40 ADBDB
41--45 ACBDB 46--50 ACBAC 51--55 DCBBC 56--60 CAADA
61--65 AAACD 66--70 CBABB 71--75 DCACD 76--80 DBCBA
81.This beautiful and clean city has left a deep impression upon foreign tourists.
82.They checked in the best hotel in the city.
83.Teachers should pay more attention to the students’differences.
84.It’s impolite to enter a room without knocking at the door first.
85.Do you fasten the safety belt when driving?
91.A 改为usual 92.B 改为engaged 93.B 改为such 94.A 改为a
95.B 改为to realize 96.B 改为a 97.A 改为has 98.B 改为had he
99.C 改为that 100.C 改为whether