Ⅰ. Phonetics(10 Points)
In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined lettercombinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identifythe one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer byblackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1.A.head B.horizon C. honour D. human
2.A.city B.bicycle C. face D. climb
3.A.think B.these C.breathe D. with
4.A.ground B.country C. thousand D. found
5.A.pour B.hour C. course D. four
6.A.both B.post C. cold D. son
7.A.altogether B.talk C. always D. also
8.A.suggestion B.nation C. dictation D. satisfaction
9.A.started B.closed C. waited D. needed
10.A.rare B.fare C. scare D. are
Ⅱ.Vocabulary andStructure(40 points)
There are 40 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there arefour choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes thesentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
11. _______ idea of _______ sounds much better than Clare’s.
A. The,hers B. That, her C. That, hers D. One, her
12. China is famous ________ the Great Wall.
A.about B.for C. as D. of
13. Our school ________ new facilities.
A. is equipped with B. equipswith C. will be equip with D. hasequip with
14. I made this myself but it was _______ who taught me.
A.he B. him C. himself D. by him
15. He had his bicycle _______ yesterday.
A.repair B. repairing C.repaired D. be repaired
16. It was a ________ room, with beautiful wall paper, waxed floor and nicefurniture.
A.pleased B.pleasant C.pleasing D. preasant
17. He regretted _______the decision too hastily.
A.make B. to make C.making D. have maked
18. The professor insisted that we _______ our homework before next month.
A. handedin B. willhand in C. handin D. must hand in
19. It ______ me of the country which we visited last summer.
A. remembers B.recalls C. reminds D.tells
20. He _______ smoking at last.
A. gaveup B. gave out C. gavein D.gave off
21. John was _______ he lay down for an hour before dinner.
A. so tiredas B. so tiredthat C. too tiredthat D. too tired so
22. Your answer is different ________ the teacher’s.
A.to B. at C.from D. with
23. It would be _______ a risk to leave the baby alone.
A.running B. passing C.carrying D. obeying
24. The fact _______ his health is bad is not true.
A.which B.that C.as D. what
25. These ______ did unusually well in the contest, so the judges didn’t knowwhom to give prize to.
A. woman singers B. womensingers C. women singer D. womans singers
26. Man must stop _______ the earth’s atmosphere.
A.filling B. wasting C.polluting D. blackening
27. We can’t _______ another 100 kilometers any more.
A.have B. turn C. make D. reach
28. Is Mary ______ to join in us?
A.supposed B. exposed C.supported D. indicated
29. I want to be told all _______.
A. which happen B. which happened C. that hadhappened D. that had been happened
30. We’ve all heard of Thomas Edison, _______ who invented the electric lightand many other things.
A.man B. a man C. theman D. men
31. Don’t tell me such things _______ you are not certain.
A.that B.which C.those D. as
32. _______ a microscope we can see different kinds of things that are unableto be seen by our naked eyes.
A. In terms of B. In placeof C. By meansof D. By far
33. Jackson went to work ______ his illness.
A.besides B. eventhough C. in spiteof D. although
34. Anybody will do, _______ he is responsible for that.
A. as faras B. so faras C. as longas D. as soonas
35. I suppose they have known about it, _______?
A. amI B. am not I C. havethey D. haven’t they
36. It ______ him ten years to write that novel.
A.took B.spent C. cost D. costed
37. The students are looking forward to _______ their holidays in Japan.
A.spend B.spending C. for spend D. spent
38. They all ______ mentioning that girl.
A.avoided B. gotaway C.ran away D. escaped
39. Human beings should find a new _______ of energy.
A.orient B.source C. origin D. souse
40. The couch is comfortable to _______.
A.sit B. be sat C.sitted D. sit on
41. So loudly _______ that all the people in the room got a fright.
A. he shouted B. shouthe C. did heshout D. he did shout
42. He is the only one of the sons in the family who ______ received higheducation.
A.are B.is C. have D. has
43. We think of Mr. Li ______ our good friend.
A.is B. tobe C. as D. has been
44. The mountain is 1,000 feet _______ the sea level.
A.over B.higher C. above D. high
45. The road will be blocked if there _______ another snow.
A. is B. will be C.to be D. will have
46. David like country life and has decided to _______ farming.
A. get hold of B. getalong with C. go infor D. go thorough
47. These children have an advantage _______ those in calculation.
A.over B.than C. to D. with
48. Shanghai has a larger population than _______ in China.
A. any city B. any other cities C. othercity D. any other city
49. In some countries there are a lot of young people now need _______teeth.
A.false B. untrue C.wrong D. erroneous
50. This book costs ______ that one.
A. twice more B. twice moreas C. two times more as D.twice as much as
Ⅲ. Cloze (20 points)
For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices given below andmarked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answerby blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Smoking, which may be a pleasure for some people, is a serious source ofdiscomfort for their fellows. _51_, medical authorities express their concernabout the effect of smoking _52_ the health not only of those who smoke butalso of those who do not. In fact, non-smokers who must involuntarily inhale (吸入) the air _53_ bytobacco smoke may suffer more than the smokers _54_.
Smoking is prohibited in the theatres and in halls used for showing films _55_in laboratories _56_ there may be a fire hazard (危险). Elsewhere, it is up to your good _57_.
I am _58_ asking you to maintain “No-Smoking” in classrooms and seminar rooms.
This will prove that you have the _59_ health in mind, which is very importantto a large _60_ of our students.
51.A.Still B. Further C.More D. Again
52.A.in B.to C. on D. with
53.A. polluting B.be polluted C.polluted D. to bepolluted
54.A.them B. themselves C. theirown D. they
55.A.and B.but C. as well as D. also
56.A.where B.which C. that D. how
57.A.feeling B.sense C. realize D.think
58.A. so B.next C. therefore D. and
59.A. non-smokers B.non-smokers’ C.non-smoker’s D. non-smoker
60.A.number B.amount C. many D. much
Ⅳ. Reading Comprehension (60 points)
There are four readingpassages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For eachquestion there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose one bestanswer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
All the housewives whowent to the new supermarket had one great ambition: to be the lucky customerwho did not have to pay for her shopping. For this was what the notice justinside the entrance promised. It said: “Remember, once a week, one of ourcustomers gets free goods. This May Be Your Lucky Day!”
For several weeks Mrs.Edwards hoped, like many of her friends, to be the lucky customer. Unlike herfriends, she never gave up hoping. The cupboards in kitchen were full of thingswhich she did not need. Her husband tried to advise her against buying thingsbut failed. She dreamed of the day when the manager of the supermarket wouldapproach her and say: “Madam, this is Your Lucky Day. Everything in your basketis free.”
One Friday morning,after she had finished her shopping and had taken it to her car, she found thatshe had forgotten to buy any tea. She dashed back to the supermarket, got thetea and went towards the cash-desk. As she did so, she saw the manager of thesupermarket approach her. “Madam,” he said, holding out his hand, “I want tocongratulate you! You are our lucky customer and everything you have in yourbasket is free!”
61. The housewiveslearnt about the of free goods _______.
A. onTV B.from the manager
C. at thesupermarket D.from the newspaper
62. Mrs. Edwards________.
A. isalways verylucky B. had no friends
C. hopedto get free shopping D.gets disappointed easily
63. Mrs. Edwards’shusband tried to ________.
A. makeherunhappy B.cheer her up
C. buythings withher D.stop her buying things
64. Mrs. Edwards wentback to the supermarket quickly because she had to _______.
A. buyanotherthing B.talk to the manager
C. pay forhershopping D. find her shopping
65. Mrs. Edwards musthave been ________.
A.pleased B.delighted C.proud D. disappointed
Deep inside a mountainnear Sweetwater in East. Tennessee is a body of water known as the Lost Sea. Itis listed by the Guinness Book of Would Records as the world’s largestunderground lake. The Lost Sea is part of an extensive and historic cave systemcalled Craighead Caverns.
The caverns have been known and used since the days of the Cherokee Indiannation. The cave expands into a series of huge rooms from a small opening onthe side of the mountain. Approximately one mile from the entrance, in a roomcalled “The Council Room,” many Indian artisfacts have been found. Some of theitems discovered include pottery, arrowheads, weapons, and jewelry.
For many years there were persistent rumors of a large underground lakesomewhere in a cave, but it was not discovered until 1905. In that year, athirteen-year-old boy named Ben Sands crawled through a small opening threehundred feet underground. He found himself in a large cave half filled withwater.
Today tourists visit the Lost Sea and ride far out onto it in glass-bottomedboats powered by electric motors. More than thirteen acres of water have beenmapped out so far and still no end to the lake has been found. Even thoughteams of divers have tried to explore the Lost Sea, the full extent of it isstill unknown.
66. The Lost Sea is unique because it is ________.
A. part of a historical cave system
B. the biggest underground lake in the world
C. listed in the Guinness Book of World Records
D. the largest body of water in Tennessee
67. The Craighead Caverns have been known ________.
A. throughhistory B. since the time of the Indian nations
C. since1905 D. since divers explored them
68. Who located the Lost Sea in recent times?
A. The CherokeeIndians. B. Tourists.
C. BenSands. D. Scientists.
69. What was found in “The Council Room”?
A. A small naturalopening. B. A large cave.
C. Another series ofrooms. D. Many old Indian objects.
70. It can be inferred from the passage that the Craighead Caverns presentlyserve as __
A. an underground testingsite B. an Indian meeting ground
C. a touristattraction D. a motor boat race course
Generations of Americans have been brought up to believe that a good breakfastis one life’s essentials. Eating breakfast at the start of the day, we have allbeen told, and told again, is as necessary as putting gasoline in the family carbefore starting a trip.
But for many people the thought of food first thing in the morning is by nomeans a pleasure. So despite all the efforts, they still take no breakfast.Between 1977 and 1983, the latest year for which figures are available, the numberof people who didn’t have breakfast, increased by 33 percent.
For those who feel pain of guilt about not eating breakfast, however, there issome good news. Several studies in the last few years indicate that, for adultsespecially, there may be nothing wrong with omitting breakfast. “Going withoutbreakfast does not affect performance,” said Arrold E. Bender, former professorof the nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College in London, “nor does giving peoplebreakfast improve performance.”
Scientific evidence linking breakfast to better health or better performance issurprisingly inadequate, and most of the recent work involves children, notadults, “The literature”, says one researcher, Dr. Erresto at the University ofTexas, “is poor”.
71. The latest year for which figures could be obtained is _______.
A. the year the author wrote thearticle B. 1977
C. any year between 1997 and1983 D. 1983
72. For those who do not take breakfast, the good news is that _______.
A. several studies have been done in the past few years
B. the omission of breakfast does no harm to one’s health
C. adults have especially made studies in this field
D. eating little in the morning is good for health
73. “…nor does giving people breakfast improve performance” means ______.
A. anyone without breakfast does improve his performance
B. not giving people breakfast improve performance
C. having breakfast does not improve performance, either
D. people having breakfast do improve their performance
74. The word “literature” in the last sentence refers to _______.
A. stories, poems, plays,etc. B. written works on a particular subject
C. any printedmaterial D. the modern literature of America
75. What is implied but NOT stated by the author is that _______.
A. breakfast does not affect performance
B. Dr.Erresto is engaged in research work at an institution of higherlearning
C. not eating breakfast might affect the health of children
D. Professor Bender once taught college courses in nutrition in London
About 35% of all high school graduates in America continue their education inan institution of higher learning. The word college is used to refer to eithera college or a university. These institutions offer four-year programs thatlead to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor Science (B.S.) degree. Somestudents attend a junior college (providing only a two-year program) for one totwo years before entering a four-year college as a sophomore (二年级生) or junior (三年级生).
It is generally easier to be accepted at a state university than at a privateone. Most private schools require strict entrance examinations and a high gradepoint average (GPA), as well as specific college prep classes in high school.Private schools cost considerably more than state colleges and famous privateschools are very expensive. Poorer students can sometimes attend, however, byearning scholarships. Some college graduates go on to earn advanced masters ordoctoral degrees in grad (graduate) school. Occupations in certain fields suchas law or medicine require such advanced studies.
Since college costs are very high, most students work at part-time jobs. Somehave full-time jobs and go to school part-time. Often some will take five ormore years to complete a four-year program because of money / job demands ontheir time.
While the college and work demands take up the great part of a student’s time,most still enjoy social activities. Sports, dances, clubs, movies, and playsare all very popular. However, gathering together for long, philosophical talksat a favorite meeting place on or near the university is probably the mostpopular activity.
76. College education is _______ in America.
A. quitecommon B. very rare
C. somethingdifficult D. almost impossible
77. Which of the following is NOT required for entering most private schools.
A. entranceexaminations B. taking part in many activities
C.GPA D. college prep classes
78. How can poor students attend private schools?
A. Only by working at part-timejobs. B. Only byworking at full-time jobs.
C. Only by earningscholarships. D. All of above.
79. The American college students like to _______ most of all.
A. discuss problems onphilosophy B. play balls
C. earn enoughmoney D. go to the cinemas or theatres
80. The best title for this passage is _______.
A. Part-timejobs B. American college
C. Popularactivity D. A new system
Ⅴ. Writing (20points)
For this part, you are allowed 20 minutes to write a composition of about 80words according to the following topic.
金钱是一切吗?(Is Money Everything?)
1.C 2.D 3.A 4.B 5.B 6.D 7.B 8.A 9.B 10.D
Ⅱ. Vocabulary andStructure
11.C 12.B 13.A 14.A 15.C 16.B 17.C 18.C 19.C 20.A
21.B 22.C 23.A 24.B 25.B 26.C 27.C 28.A 29.C 30.C
31.D 32.C 33.C 34.C 35.D 36.A 37.B 38.A 39.B 40.D
41.C 42.D 43.C 44.C 45.A 46.C 47.A 48.D 49.A 50.D
51.B 52.C 53.C 54.B 55.C 56.A 57.B 58.C 59.B 60.A
61.C 62.C 63.D 64.A 65.D 66.B 67.B 68.C 69.D 70.C
71.D 72.B 73.C 74.B 75.C 76.A 77.B 78.D 79.A 80.B
In Money Everything?
I don’t think money is everything, but we can’t do withoutit. Fox example, money can’t buy us happiness and a good education. And foranother example, money can’t buy us good health and a long life. But we can notlive without money. We need it for our daily necessities such as food, clothesand transportation. What’s more, we need it to live a better life. In short, weshould learn the value of money and make the most of its advantages