Directions : For this part , you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic: Sounds in three paragraphs You have been given the first sentence of each paragraph .You should write at least 100 words .
1)The world is filled with many sounds _____________
2)Some sounds are useful __________
3)But some sounds are harmful _________[20分]
Part twoListening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions :In this section ,you will hear 10 short conversations .At the end of each conversation ,a question will be asked about what was said .Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause .During the pause ,you must read the four choice marked A) , B) , C) , D) , and decide which is the best answer .Then mark the corresponding letter on the sheet with a line through the center.
Example : You will hear:
You will read : A) At the office . B) In the waiting room . C) At the airport . D) In a restaurant .
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening . This is most likely to have taken place at the office . Therefore , A) “ At the office” is the best answer . You should choose 【A】on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer 〔\A〕〔B〕〔C〕〔D〕
She always drives cars of others .
It’s possible for her to rent a car .
He has been asked fore the book .
He’s been unable to ask Helen .
He can’t find the ticket .
The ball is expected to be crowded .
He wants to sit close to the stage .
His new job is disappointing .
He wanted to hire someone to do the job for him .
He hasn’t made an appointment for the interview .
He’s discouraged as he didn’t get the job .
The article was actually longer .
The newspaper printed his other paper .
He’s just begun writing for the newspaper .
The article deals with books .
There are no tickets for the Early snow .
The tickets have been sold .
The ticket line is on the left .
His car’s in good condition .
He prefers to go on foot .
He will take them if he can .
He’s willing to lend them the car .
There problems won’t be on the exam .
He would like some help .
There is one point he doesn’t understand .
He can’t learn the material .
Section B Spot Dictation
Directions : In this section ,you will hear a passage three times . When the passage is read for the first time ,you should listen carefully for its general idea . Then listen to the passage again . When the passage is read for the second time , you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 11 to 20 with the exact words you have just heard . Finally , when the passage is read for the third time , you should check what you have written .
The very success of communications satellite systems has raised widespread concern about their future . Some countries are already using satellite fro _11_ communications in place of _12_tellephone lines on land . Although this technique is extremely useful for linking widely _13_villages in )_14_or _15_ regions ,in heavily build up areas with _16_ telephone and telegraph systems , domestic satellites (or domsats ) are seen by the land line network as unfair _17_ _18_ such opposition , domsats are gaining support from many _19_ and public interest groups in the United States and seem likely to be more widely _20_ in the future .
Part three Reading Comprehension ( 35 minutes )
Directions : There are 4 passages in this part .Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements .For each of them there are four choices marked A) , B) , C) , D) . You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center .
Question 21 to 35 are based on the following passage .
The beat generation mainly referred to the youth who were born and brought up around the Second World War . They showed their disdain ( ) for almost everything traditional , such as government authority , respect for parents , one’s duty , moral standards , and traditional customs . They developed a kind of absolute individualism and liberty. They preferred long hair , minidresses or close-fitting clothes to show off the figure . They advocated freedom of sex and cohabitation ( ) . Their influence could be seen from the fact that about one third of the American couples living together were not married by law . And the divorce rate was very high . The endless U.S wars abroad and sharp class struggle at home caused many American youths to develop a kind of cynicism . They doubted the existing social system , possibility of harmonious human relations , and the long-honored standard for correct behavior . They felt society overlooked their needs . Therefore , they refused to do any duty that was required of them by society . They declared “Don’t believe anyone over thirty .” All this came from the sick society . It’s wrong to imagine they all fought against capitalism in support of revolutionary things . Some of their ideas were even more decadent () and impractical . It was an abnormal phenomenon in an abnormal society.
Based on the passage , how many of one hundred and twenty American couples of the beat generation practiced cohabitation .[1分]
Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage ?[1分]
The beat generation refused to do any duty
The beat generation was in support of almost everything traditional .
The beat generation believes no one except that he is over thirty .
The beat generation’s ideas were not impractical .
“Cynicism” in this passage most probably means ______.[1分]
a state of mind against realism
a state of mind doubting everything in existence.
a theory advocating mutual help
a theory advocating individualism
The reason why the beat generation refused to cooperate with society was ____.[1分]
they found hard to cooperation with it
the laws block their way to do so .
they thought their need was neglected .
This passage is mainly about _____.[1分]
the education of the young
an American social phenomenon
Question 26 to 30 are based on the following passage .
Tress should only be pruned when there is a good and clear reason for doing so and , the number of such reasons is small . Pruning involves the cutting away of overgrown and unwanted branches , and the inexperienced gardener can be encouraged by the thought that more damage results from doing it unnecessarily than from the tree to grow in its own way .
First , pruning may be done to make sure that trees have a desired shape or size . The object may be to get a tree of the right height , and at the same time to help the growth of small side branches , which will thicken its appearance or give it a special shape . Secondly , pruning may be done to make the tree heavier . You may cut out diseased or dead wood , or branches that are rubbing against each other and thus cause wounds . The health of a tree may be encouraged by removing branches that are blocking up the center and so preventing the free movement of air .
One result of pruning is that an open wound is left on the tree and this provides an easy entry for disease , but it is a wound that will heal . Often there is a race between the healing and the disease as to whether the tree will live or die , so that there is a period when the tree is at risk . It should be the aim of every gardener to reduce that risk of death as far as possible . It is essential to make the area , which has been pruned smooth , and clean , for healing will be slowed down by roughness . You should allow the cut surface to dry for a few hours and then paint it with one of the substances available from garden shops especially for this purpose . Pruning is usually done in winter , for then you can see the shape of the tree clearly without interference from the leaves and also it is very unlikely that the cuts you make will bleed . If this does happen , it is , of course , impossible to paint them properly .
Pruning should be done to _____.[1分]
make the tree grow taller .
does not protect them form the wind
get rid of the small branches
make the small branches thicker .
Trees become unhealthy if the gardener_______[1分]
allows too many branches to grow in the middle
does not protect them from the wind
forces them grow too quickly
damages some of the small side branches.
Why is a special substance painted on the tree ?[1分]
to prevent disease entering a wound .
to cover a rough surface .
A good gardener prunes tree ____[1分]
at intervals throughout the year
occasionally when necessary
What was the author’s purpose when writing this passage ?[1分]
to give practical instruction for pruning a tree
to give a gardener description of pruning
to explain how trees develop disease
to discuss different methods of pruning
Question 31 to 35 are based on the following passage .
On Thursday afternoon Mrs.Carke , dressed for going out , took her handbag with her money and her key in it , pulled the door behind her to lock it and went to the over 60s Club . She always went there on Thursdays . It was a nice outing for an old woman who lived alone .
At six o’clock she came home , let herself in and at once smelt cigarette smoke in her house ? How ? Had someone got in ? She checked the back door and the windows . All were locked or fastened , as usual . There was no sign of forced entry .
Over a cup of tea she wondered whether someone might have a key that fitted her front door-“a master key” perhaps . So she stayed at home the following Thursday .Nothing happened . Was anyone watching her movements ? On the Thursday after that she went out at her usual time , dressed as usual , but she didn’t go to the club . Instead she took a short cut home again , letting herself in through her garden and the back door . She settled down to wait .
It was just after four o’clock when the front door bell rang . Mrs.Clarke was making a cup of tea at the time . The bell rang again , and then she heard her letter-box being pushed open . With the kettle of boiling water in her hand , she moved quietly towards the front door . A long piece of wire appeared through the letter-box , and then a hand . The wire turned and caught around the knob on the door-lock Mrs.Clark raised the kettle and poured the water over the hand . These was a shout outside , and the skin seemed to drop off the fingers like a glove . The wire fell to the floor , the band was pulled back , and Mrs.Clarke heard the sound of running feet .
Mrs.Clarke looked forward to Thursday because ___________.[1分]
She worked at a club on Thursday
She had visitors on Thursday
She visited a club on Thursday
a special visitor came on Thursday
If someone had made a forced entry ______.[1分]
Mrs. Clarke would have found a broken door or window .
He or she was still in the house
Things would have been thrown about
He or she would have needed a master key
On the third Thursday Mrs. Clarke went out _____.[1分]
because she didn’t want to miss the club again
to see if the thief was hanging about outside
to the club but then changed her mind
in an attempt to trick the thief
The lock on the front door was one which _____.[1分]
needed a piece of wire to open it
could be opened from outside without a key
couldn’t be opened without a key
used a knob instead of a key
The wire fell to the floor _______.[1分]
because Mrs. Clarke refused to open the door
when the man’s glove dropped off
because it was too hot to hold
because the man just wanted to get away
Question 36 to 40 are based on the following passage .
Disney World , Florida , is the biggest amusement resort in the world . It covers 24.4 thousand acres , and is twice the size of Manhattan .It was opened on October 1 , 1971 , five years later Walt Disney’s death , and it is a larger , slightly more ambitious version of Disneyland near Los Angeles . Foreigners tend to associate Walt Disney with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , and with his other famous cartoon characters , Mickey Mouse , Donald Duck and Pluto , or with his nature films , whose superb photography is spoiled , in the opinion of some , by the vulgarity of the commentary and musical background .
There is very little that could be called vulgar in Disney World . It attracts people of most taste and most income groups , and people of all ages , from toddlers to grandpas . There are two expensive hotels , a golf course , and forest trails for horseback riding and rivers for canoeing . But the central attraction of the resort is the Magic Kingdom .
Between the huge parking lots and the Magic Kingdom lies a broad artificial lake . In the distance rise the towers of Cinderella’s Castle , which like every other building in the Kingdom is built of solid materials . Even getting to the Magic Kingdom’s is quite and adventure . You have a choice of transportation . You can either cross the lake on a replica of a Mississippi paddle-wheeler , or you can glide around the shore in a streamlined monorail train .
When you reach the terminal , you walk straight into a little square which faces Main Street is late 19th century . There are modern shops inside the buildings ,but all the decades are of the period . There are hanging baskets full of red and white flowers , and there is no traffic except a horse-draw streetcar and an ancient double-decider bus . Yet as you walk through the magic Kingdom , you are actually walking on top of a network of underground roads . This is how the shops , restaurants and all the other material needs of the Magic Kingdom are invisibly supplied .
In which year did Walt Disney die ?[1分]
The main attraction of Disney World is _____.[1分]
Reaching the Magic Kingdom is _______.[1分]
When one visits the biggest amusement in the world , one will find _____.[1分]
Why is Disney World the most famous amusement resort ?[1分]
Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 minutes )
Directions : There are 30 inco9mplete sentence in this part . For each sentence there are four choices marked A) , B) , C) , and D) . Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence . Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center .
The number of _____ species increases every year as natural habitats disappear .[1分]
Aluminum as well as most metals _____.[1分]
Outline are used most often to ______the contents of long complex papers before the actual writing begins .[1分]
There are ten on the list , so you are _______.[1分]
To get a high score ______.[1分]
working hard is very important
requirement is what needed
“ I’m tired , but let’s go”
“ Why ____ rest a while ?”[1分]
I shall never allow you to marry the poor girl and you are not may son if you _____.[1分]
He is _____ of a musician .[1分]
William the Conqueror built the Tower of London to protect himself from_____ he had conquered .[1分]
I probably know him _____ but not _____ .[1分]
by the sight … by the name
I want an assistant with _____ little knowledge of French and ____ experience of office routine .[1分]
She killed him not because she loved him less but ______.[1分]
she loved the country more
because she loved the country more
Then _____ of that time when he was cowboy .[1分]
Busy ____ he is , he can fulfill the task ahead of schedule .[1分]
No sooner had he found his purse missing _____ he cried and shouted loudly .[1分]
Children , we have to _____ what we have now and it is for you to get better things in the future .[1分]
Mr. Jack _____volleyball in the afternoon , but now his leg wounded , ____ in the evening .[1分]
used to play … is used to taking a walk
used to playing … is used to take a walk
was used to playing … used to taking a walk
was used to play … used to take a walk
I wonder what the boy will ____ such a sum of money .[1分]
Do you object _____with you tonight ?[1分]
We must ____ the telegram arrived in time .[1分]
If only I _____ the books on the reading list before I attended the lecture .[1分]
While crossing the mountain areas , all the men had guns for protection lest they _____by the local bandits .[1分]
He burned all the important documents ____ that they should fall into the enemy’s hands .[1分]
Up went the prices , ______.[1分]
down the living standard come
the living standard came down
came down the living standard
down came the living standard
Although he is more serious _____ his studied than I am , my grades are better than his .[1分]
People can _____ new ideas which nobody ever considered before .[1分]
During their first teacher-training year , the students often visited local schools for the ____ of lessons .[1分]
Old men sat on the park benches , waiting the village youths ____football .[1分]
The science of medicine , _____ progress has been very rapid lately , is perhaps the most important of all science .[1分]
They were just going to give up the question , _____ suddenly they found the answer .[1分]
Part IV Close (15 minutes )
Direction : There are 20 blanks in the following passage . For each blank there are four choices marked A) , B ) , C ) , and D ) on the right side of the paper . You should choose the ONE answer that best fits into the passage . Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre .
In the next 40 years , the percentage of people in the United States over the age of 65 is expected to double . __71__the needs of this part of the populations a _72_ to the ingenuity () of America . To a _73_ degree , a society is judged by __74_ it cares for those who can no longer care _75_themselves .
High technology _76_ the most startling advances in helping the elderly . In _77_ to the well-known artificial heart implantation () , there are efforts underway to _78_ artificial lungs , livers , and bones . An electric ear is _ 79_ seventy-five percent effective . The implants will _80_ better medical care by _81_ minute does of drugs into the body continuously .
For the older people ,even the simplest tasks can be difficult , _82_ impossible to perform . American business have responded _83_ their needs with a _84_ of inexpensive but useful _85_ Companies have designed extra-efficient can openers that _86_ people whose hands have become -87_ weak to open cans easily . There are devices that allow people to pull on a pair of socks _88_straining their backs . Combs with long handles and U-shaped back brushes are _89_ for those who can not reach as _90_ as they could when they were young .