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Ⅰ. Phonetics (5 points)
Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter
combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that
is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the
corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1. A. committee
2. A. imply
3. A. subway
4. A. push
5. A. asked
Ⅱ. Vocabulary and Structure (15 points)
Directions: There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four
choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
6. the most versatile of the common metals, lead was widely valued and used in ancient times.
A. It is
7. Mr. Wang and his son, both looking very happy, taking a walk in the park.
8. I would never have believed it was possible if I it with my own eyes.
A. didn't see
B. don't see
C. won't see
D. hadn't seen
9. By the time you arrive, I working for two hours.
A. will be
C. will have been
D. have been
10. Francis Preston Blair Jr. , born in Kentucky, lived and practiced law in Missouri.
C. he was
D. who he was
11. problems you have, ask Harry here to help you. He knows everything.
12. So quickly their work that they were given a bonus
A. did the workmen finish
B. the workmen finished
C. the workmen finish
D. do the workmen finish
13. Not only the switches but also the old wiring changed.
14. had he arrived home than it began to rain．
15．I think I must have my purse at home
16．I am looking forward Mike next week
17．You yesterday if you were really serious about the job
A．ought to come
C．ought have come
D．ought to have come
18．I prefer writing a term paper taking an examination．
1 9．Spanish people usually speak than English people．
20．She always buys my birthday
A．anything nice to
B．anything nice for
C．something nice to
D．something nice for
Directions：For each blank in the following passage，there are four choices marked A，B，C
and D．Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet．
Eggs are my favorite food．I like them 21 ，hard-boiled，scrambled，or poached．I eat eggs for 22 ，lunch，and dinner．I eat eggs here，there，and everywhere!
Eggs taste great．You can eat them by 23 or as part of any meal．Eggs are 24 used as an ingredient in many prepared foods．Can you think of any foods that contain 25 ?
Eggs are really a perfect food．They are 26 in most of the nutrients we need to maintain good 27 ．When a baby chicken develops 28 an egg，the egg 29 and yolk are the only foods they need．
Many people believe that eggs are 30 ．They point out that eggs contain a very high amount of cholesterol(胆固醇)．Too 31 of one kind of cholesterol in our blood can cause heart disease．
There is no evidence that eggs 32 the harmful cholesterol in our blood．When we eat foods that are 33 in cholesterol，our bodies make 34 of it to balance，or adjust．
If you want to enjoy a tasty and healthy food．eat plenty of 35
25. A. flour
26. A. rich
27. A. habits
28. A. near
29. A. beaters
30. A. expensive
31. A. little
32. A. decrease
33. A. high
34. A. more
35. A. grains
Ⅳ. Reading Comprehension (60 points)
Directions: There are five reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by four
questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose
one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Every morning, kids from a local high school are working hard. They are making and selling
special coffee at a coffee oaf6. They are also making a lot of money.
These students can make up to twelve hundred dollars a day. They are selling their special coffee to airplane passengers. After the students get paid, the rest of the money goes to helping a local youth project.
These high school students use a space in the Oakland airport. It is usually very crowded. Many
people who fly on the planes like to drink the special coffee.
One customer thinks that the coffee costs a lot but it is good and worth it. Most customers are pleasant but some are unhappy. They do not like it if the coffee cafe is not open for business.
The students earn $6.10 an hour plus tips. They also get school credit while they learn how to
run a business. Many of the students enjoy the work although it took some time to learn how to do it.
They have to learn how to steam milk, load the pots, and add flavor. It takes some skill and
sometimes mistakes are made. The most common mistake is forgetting to add the coffee.
36. Based on the passage, it seems that the purpose of the cafe is to
A. learn a skill
B. help a youth project
C. do business
D. earn school credit
37. Many of the students the work although it took some time to learn how to do it.
B. have to do
38. By selling special coffee at a coffee cafe, the students are
A. gaining a lot of experience
B. making a lot of money
C. having a lot of trouble
D. learning a lot of knowledge
39. The best title for the passage could be
A. Earning Money
B. Students' Life
C. Little Business
D. Kids' Cafe
Human needs seem endless. They might be regarded as making up several levels. When there is
enough money to satisfy one level of needs, another level appears.
The first and most basic level of needs involves food. Once this level is satisfied, the second level
of needs, clothing and some sort of shelter, appears. By the end of World War Ⅱ , these needs were satisfied for a great majority of Americans. Then a third level appeared. It included such items as automobiles and new houses.
By 1957 or 1958 this third level of needs was fairly well satisfied. Then, in the late 1950s, a
fourth level of needs appeared: the "life-enriching level. While the other levels involve physical satisfaction, that is, the feeding, comfort, safety, and transportation, this level stresses mental needs for recognition, achievement, and happiness. It includes a variety of goods and services. Among them are vacation trips, the best medical and dental care, and recreation. Also included here are fancy goods and the latest styles in clothing.
On the fourth level, a lot of money is spent on services, while on the first three levels more is
spent on goods.
A fifth level would probably involve needs that can be achieved best by community action.
Consumers may be spending more on taxes to pay for government action against disease, ignorance, crime, and prejudice. After filling our stomachs, our clothes closets, our garages, our teeth, and our minds, we now may seek to ensure the health, safety, and leisure to enjoy more fully the good things on the first four levels.
40. According to the passage, man will begin to think about such needs as housing and clothing only when
A. he has saved up enough money
B. he has grown dissatisfied with his simple shelter
C. he has satisfied his hunger
D. he has learned to build houses
41. It can be inferred from the passage that by the end of World War Ⅱ , most Americans
A. were very rich
B. lived in poverty
C. did not own automobiles
D. had own automobiles
42. What is the main concern of man on the fourth level?
A. The more goods the better.
B. The more "luxury" items the better.
C. The more mental satisfaction the better.
D. The more earnings the better.
43. The author tends to think that the fifth level
A. would be little better than the fourth level
B. may be a lot more desirable than the first four
C. can be the last and most satisfying level
D. will become attainable before the government takes actions
How can we get rid of garbage? Do we have enough energy sources to meet our future energy
These are two important questions that many people are asking today. Some people think that man might be able to solve both problems at the same time. They suggest using garbage as an energy source, and at the time it can save the land to hold garbage.
For a long time, people buried garbage or dumped it on empty land. Now, empty land is scarce.
But more and more garbage is produced each year. However, garbage can be a good fuel to use. The things in garbage do not look like coal, petroleum, or natural gas; but they are chemically similar to these fossil fuels. As we use up our fossil-fuel supplies, we might be able to use garbage as an energy source. Burning garbage is not a new idea. Some cities in Europe and the United States have been burning garbage for years. The heat that is produced by burning garbage is used to boil water. The steam that is produced is used to make electricity or to heat nearby buildings. In Paris, France, some power plants burn almost 2 million metric tons of the cities garbage each year. The amount of energy produced is about the same as would be produced by burning almost a half million barrels of oil.
Our fossil fuel supplies are limited. Burning garbage might be one kind of energy source that we
can use to help meet our energy needs.
44. What two problems can man solve by burning garbage?
A. The shortage of energy and air pollution.
B. The shortage of energy and the land to hold garbage.
C. Air pollution and the shortage of fossil fuel.
D. Air pollution and the shortage of land to hold garbage.
45. The heat that is produced by burning garbage can be used to
A. make electricity
B. make energy source
C. boil water
D. save coal
46. What is the author's attitude?
47. The best title for the passage may be
A. Garbage and the Earth
B. Fossil Fuel and Garbage
C. Land and Garbage
D. Garbage? Energy Source
Many people want to know how to analyze problems they meet. There are six stages in analyzing a problem.
First the person must recognize that there is a problem. For example, Sam's bicycle is broken,
and he cannot ride it to class as he usually does. Sam must see that there is a problem with his
Next the thinker must define the problem. Before Sam can repair his bicycle, he must find the
reason why it does not work. For instance, he must determine if the problem is with the gears, the brakes, or the frame. He must make his problem more specific.
Now the person must look for information that will make the problem clearer and lead to possible solutions. For instance, suppose Sam decided that his bike does not work because there is something wrong with the gear wheels. At this time, he can look in his bicycle repair book and read about gears. He can talk to his friends at the bike shop.
After studying the problem, the person should have several suggestions for a possible solution.
Take Sam as an illustration. His suggestions might be : put oil on the gear wheels ; buy new gear wheels and replace the old ones; tighten or loosen the gear wheels.
Eventually one suggestion seems to be the solution to the problem. Sometimes the final idea comes very suddenly because the thinker suddenly sees something new or sees something in a new way. Sam, for example, suddenly sees that there is a piece of chewing gum between the gear wheels. He immediately realizes the solution to his problem: he must clean the gear wheels.
Finally the solution is tested. Sam cleans the gear wheels and finds that afterwards his bicycle
works perfectly. In short, he has solved the problem.
48. In analyzing a problem we should do all the following except
A. recognize and define the problem
B. look for information to make the problem clearer
C. have suggestions for a possible solution
D. find a solution by trial or mistake
49. By referring to Sam's broken bicycle, the author intends to
A. illustrate the ways to repair his bicycle
B. discuss the problems of his bicycle
C. tell us how to solve a problem
D. show us how simple it is to repair a bicycle
50. As used in the last sentence, the phrase "in short" means
A. in the long run
B. in detail
C. in fact
D. in a word
51. What is the best title for this passage?
A. Six Stages for Repairing Sam's Bicycle.
B. Possible Steps of Problem-solving.
C. Necessities of Problem Analysis.
D. Importance of Analyzing a Problem
Have you ever wondered why authors write? Sometimes they are inspired to create stories. Other times they write to provide information about an interesting topic. Some authors write to convince us about something. Whatever the circumstances, authors have reasons for writing; this is called, the "author' s purpose. " The three most common types of author' s purpose are: to entertain, to inform, and to persuade.
Think about the last time a story made you laugh, cry, or tremble with fright. These types of stories are written with a particular purpose in mind: to entertain the reader. Authors write many kinds of stories to entertain, including humorous fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, and fables. While fiction entertains, non-fiction has a different purpose.
Many non-fiction writings or texts are written with the purpose of giving information about an
interesting topic. Authors who write to inform must research their subject to ensure that they convey accurate information to the reader. Some examples of texts that inform are encyclopedia entries, news articles, expository non-fiction books, and interviews. All of these types of writing give information about certain topics.
Sometimes authors write because they want to convince their readers about something. This is called argumentative, or persuasive writing. Oftentimes, texts that are meant to persuade use specific techniques to make the reader care about the subject, and to think about it in a certain way. These techniques might be found in letters to the editor, argumentative essays, or persuasive speeches.
Next time you read a text, see if you can figure what the author is trying to tell you. It might be
easier than you think. Just ask yourself: what is the author' s purpose?
52. Which of the following is most likely the title of a passage in which the author' s purpose is to
A. Why Dogs are Smarter than Cats
B. An Interview with J. K. Rowling
C. The Adventures of Waldo Wizard
D. An Argument for Shorter Classes
53. According to the passage, authors who write to inform want to
A. provide information about a certain topic
B. make the reader laugh, cry, or scream
C. convince the reader to do something
D. invite the reader to critique their work
54. According to the passage, texts that are meant to persuade often
A. do not get as much attention as texts that entertain or inform
B. are very entertaining because they convince readers to laugh
C. use specific techniques to make the reader care about the subject
D. require a lot of research in order to ensure accuracy of information
55. The author' s purpose in writing this passage is
A. to persuade
B. to convince
C. to entertain
D. to inform
V. Daily Conversation (15 points)
Directions: Pick out five appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the
following dialogue by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
A. when did you get back
B. What a surprise I got
C. How I admire you
D. I am Tom
E. got hold of
F. got through to
G. this is Tom
H. tried to contact you
Philip: Hello ! Is that you, Tom?
Tom: Yes, 56
Philip: I can't believe I 57 you at last. And what have you been doing?
Tom : Yeah, I haven't been home a lot lately. And I've had a lot of work and social engagements. Oh, Philip, 58 to London?
Philip: I just came back about a week ago, I 59 by phone several times, but you were not in.
Tom: Sorry, Sorry. Did you have a nice holiday, then?
Philip: Lovely. I went to Scotland and traveled around.
Tom: 60 ! I need a holiday indeed.
Philip : Well, I suppose so.
Tom: Oh , somebody's at the door. I have to go. And I have to say" good-bye" . Nice talking to you.
Philip : Same here, bye-bye.
Ⅵ. Writing (25 points)
Directions: For this part, you are supposed to write an announcement in English in 100-120
words based on the following situation. Remember to write it clearly.
61．以外语系(Foreign Languages Department)的名义写一份会议通知。通知内容如下：
1．A 2．D 3．B 4．C 5．D
Ⅱ．Vocabulary and Structure
6．C 7．A 8．D 9．C l0．B l l．B l2．A l3．D l4．B l5．C l6．B l7．D
18．B l9．C 20．D
Francis Preston Blair Jr．虽然出生在Kentucky，但却在Missouri生活并从事法律工作。
13．遇到not only．．．but also的句型时，谓语动词的单复数与靠近它的名词一致。Old wiring是单数，谓语动词为单数。选项D是正确的。句子大意：不光是开关，就连旧的线也换了。
16．Look forward to doing sth盼望做某事。选项B是正确的。【句子大意】我期待着下个星
17．考查情态动词及其时态。0ught to do sth应该做某事。排除选项B和C。条件从句的时
18．Prefer A to B宁愿A而不是B。选项B是正确的。【句子大意】我宁愿写学期论文，也不愿选择考试。
21．A 22．C 23．A 24．D 25．D 26．A 27．B 28．B 29．B 30．C 31．C
32．D 33．A 34．B 35．D
28．A baby chicken和develop二词指的是小鸡在鸡蛋里发育时。所以应用inside。选项B
36．B 37．A 38．B 39．D
40．C 41．C 42．C 43．C
43．最后一段。最后的等级就是上了税等着政府做事，我们只享受就是了。选项C是正确的。Spending more on taxes to pay for government action against．．．付更多的税给政府，政府再有
44．B 45．C 46．C 47．D
48．D 49．C 50．D 51．B
50．最后一段。这里应是总结或归纳性质的。In the long run就长远来说，in detail就细节而言，in fact事实上，in a word简言之、一句话。选项D是正确的。
52．C 53．A 54．C 55．D
56．G 57．F 58．A 59．H 60．C
57．Got through to sb与某人接通(电话)。选项F是正确的。
All faculty members in our department are requested to meet in the college conference room on Saturday, August 18, at 2 : 00 pm to discuss questions concerning international academic exchanges.
Dr. Alan Smith, the chairperson of the English Department of Achievement University, Canada,
will be here to give a speech especially on international exchange programs. He will introduce some programs that might be suitable for both our faculty members and students in our department.
Li Yuan, our chairperson will introduce two international meetings on the field of language
learning and teaching.
Be here on time.
Foreign Languages Department
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