Part ⅠListening 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 th
e conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question th
ere will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A),B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding
letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
His grades in science courses are very good.
He hasn’t taken enough courses in geology.
He likes geology enough to continue with it.
He doesn’t want to take any more science courses.
She wasn’t able to finish the dissertation.
She’s not sure how to solve the mystery.
She’s not sure how she was able to finish so early.
How to write the dissertation is a mystery
Only one person can come.
There have been a few responses.
They need one more response.
Almost everyone can come
The students in the class did not enjoy the field trip.
The transportation for the trip is free.
Some people may not go on the trip.
All the students in the class have paid the transportation fee.
Sarah moved to a new address two weeks ago.
They should pay Sarah a visit.
They should stop visiting Sarah.
They should pick up Sarah.
Rent a house with a bathroom and a kitchen.
The apartments are too small for the students to share.
Very few students could afford to live there.
Most students are easy to reach the apartments.
Two bedrooms rents for 1,600 dollars.
She’s not so enthusiastic about academics.
She’s unable to use computers.
She wishes she could be a better students.
Her capacities of learning computers is better than his.
Examine the typing mistakes
Have someone else type his papers.
Ask another person to check his work.
He is always looking for his papers.
Directions: In this section you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of ea
ch passage, you will hear some questions and the questions will be spoken only o
nce. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four
choices market A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answ
er Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard:
They have the same mechanisms of vocal development.
They begin with babbling when learning to produce sound.
They both sing perfectly.
They need the same time period to finish their vocal development.
Whether the mechanisms of vocal development are the same in humans andbirds.
Whether baby songbirds can respond to social interactions.
The role of imitation and social interactions
Whether human infants and baby songbirds share the same vocal development path.
He is capable and likes finishing his works alone..
He is the most famous and influential producer in the history of rock music.
He is good at cooperate with others.
He is more than a producer.
Because he produced a distinctive “wall of sound”, in which a number ofinstruments are blended together.
Because he preferred to have the sounds of multiple instruments mixed together.
Because besides being a producer, he did many other things such as operated his own record company.
Because he worked together with singers, actors and directors.
Because his works are the combination of all the traditional works.
Because his works are produced by several instruments.
Because his works have a stereo.
Because his works feature all of the current artists.
86 percent of US college students say the Net has had a negative impact on their college academic experience
28 percent of college students say they use the Internet most often to keep in touch with their friends.
Nearly 80 percent of college students in the US say they use the Internet todownload music files
Many students say the Internet is essential to both their academic and sociallives.
Some US college students use the Internet to express ideas to a professor.
Some US college students use the Internet to improve their relationships withtheir classmates and professors.
Some US college students use the Internet to call their friends.
Some US college students use the Internet to correspond with family.
The Internet has influenced the US college students’ daily life tremendously.
The Internet has had a negative impact on the US college students’ daily life.
The US college students are indifferent to the Internet.
The US college students are enthusiastic about making friends.
Part ⅡReading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed bysome questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Passage 1Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:
According to Forrester Research, 8.6 million online shoppers access the Internetvia a high-speed connection, compared to 12 million using dial-up. Taken alone,those findings are hardly groundbreaking. What’s noteworthy is the rest of thepicture that emerges from that study: Those broadband users are younger, richer, and better informed than their narrowband counterparts. They spend more time and money online and are more likely to buy customized products and services. So why hasn’t the Internet become the focus for broadband companies seeking to establish relationships with a demographic that has demonstrated a preference for their product? Simply put, until recently, their attempts fell flat.
Just over a year ago, our agency launched an online performance-based e-marketing campaign to promote a broadband service. Despite engaging creative and a compelling offer, it met with resounding silence. Six months later, the response was only marginally better.
So we were only cautiously optimistic two months later when we launched another campaign for the same advertiser, using the same offer. This time, it was a success. Response rates tripled and the customer acquisition cost dropped from $300 to under $100.
Clearly, the floodgates have opened and the most sought-after consumers are rushing through to broadband. And while the surge in response wasn’t a complete surprise given the emphasis placed on marketing broadband services, it was enough to make us curious about what other factors were at play. What we discovered was a scenario where so many people have experienced broadband’s superiority at work, school, and even in friends’ homes that they know what they’re missing.
According to U.S. News & World Report, some 20 million households nationwide nowhave broadband, with another 100,000 signing up each week. That saturation has created a market of increasingly discontent dial-up subscribers for broadband companies to reach.
Imagine the impact when -- as dial-up users impatiently wait for Web pages to load -- an ad pops up promising lightning-fast access. Their response starts an ongoing relationship managed through newsletters and other e-mail communications designed to keep them informed about value-added services, special promotions, etc.
Not only is it a demographic pre-disposed to online CRM, it is also one that is far from oversold. In fact, less than one-third of U.S. households will subscribe to a broadband service by 2006. And as services designed specifically for broadband increase and support for dial-up declines, the 42 percent of Internet users who said they didn’t need broadband will become receptive to a well-focused CRM program.
But it won’t last forever. While the window of opportunity to reach broadband buyers online is open, it’s not likely to stay that way. Broadband may be the current heir apparent for connectivity, but wireless has given every indication itwill be a sleeper hit, emerging from nowhere to take the top spot.In short, the time for broadband companies to establish online customer relationships is now -- before the window slams shut.
What is NOT mentioned as the result of Forrester Research in the first paragraph? [1分]
A lot of online shoppers access the Internet by broadband.
Broadband users get more information than the dial-up users.
It is probable for broadband users to buy the products specially made for them.
It is the first time for people to find out the number of broadband and narrowband users.
What did the online performance-based e-marketing campaign bring at first?
The promotion of a broadband service.
Some marginal responses.
Why did another campaign become a success later? [1分]
Because the agency has used a compelling offer.
Because people have enjoyed the broadband’s advantages in their daily life.
Because the agency has spent a lot of money on the advertisements.
Because people become curious about the broadband.
It can be inferred from the passage that____. [1分]
Few is likely to use dial-up in the future.
Broadband companies should establish online customer relationships now.
About 20 million households nationwide now have broadband.
People design more services specially for broadband.
What is the main idea of this passage? [1分]
How Forrester Research got the valuable information.
Why people want to use broadband.
How broadband services find success in online CRM.
Broadband services have great influence on people.
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage:
The following passage is an opening speech by Lord Weidenfeld, founder of the Eu
ropaeum and Chairman, Weidenfeld and Nicolson Publishers
I am very privileged and gratified to talk to you today. I think it is most app
ropriate to have this meeting at the Humboldt University, Berlin, because of the
impulse to the creation to the European network, to the sequence of events, and
that great turning point of history, which is symbolised by the fall of the Ber
lin wall. It was that particular impulse that started an enterprise to bring to
gether teachers and students in, first of all, Western European Universities to
offer resources to those universities which had only recently emerged in other p
arts of Europe. So we started the Europaeum network. Six universities joined us
initially. We then approached the University of Prague to join us for the begin
ning of an enlargement, which would also to include universities previously behi
nd the Iron Curtain. The group that we assembled around the Europaeum logo is b
y no means exclusive and we would very much like to enlarge it. The term ’vari
able geometry’ is very fashionable in international politics, but I think it al
so applies to our intentions, we want it to expand and include other universitie
s either as full members or associates so free standing research institutes.
Thanks to the generosity of our German sponsor DaimlerChrysler, particularly the
Davies Group of the organization, Dr Klaus Mangold and Dr Bensel, we are now en
gaging in a study of the roles of the universities in the future. We have a num
ber of ideas regarding how to set about answering these three major questions: W
hat is the future role of the university? If we have established what it is, ho
w do we equip it to produce the resources and do its job and what role does it p
lay in our society? We hope to have a number of ongoing conferences and exchange
s of views on the subject thanks to the friendly and co-operation of Humboldt Un
We are now in a new era since 11 September. I think that one day we will regard
that approximate decade from the fall of the wall in Berlin and the destruction
of the World Trade Centre in New York. Here it is important that we play our r
ole. In what we now see in the plateau of Central Southeast Asia, a holy allian
ce of barbarism, fanaticism and high tech product of the information society. Th
e University, by having as a component an important dosage of humanism, makes al
l the difference between a Robespierre like revolution or a continuation of the
human spirit with the new resources and tools, carefully husbanded, monitored an
Thanks to President of Humboldt University, Professor Michael Kreile, Professor
Pera, Paul Flather and colleagues.
What is the attitude of the speaker toward the development of Europaeum? [1分]
Europaeum is open to almost all universities.
Europaeum is exclusive to some enterprises.
Europaeum is open only to research institutes.
Europaeum is exclusive to any other universities.
What can be concluded about the Europaeum logo from the first paragraph? [1分]
Bringing together teachers and students in Western European Universities.
Having variable geometry.
What is the subject of this conference? [1分]
How to equip a university to produce the resources.
How to enlarge a university to some extent.
How to cooperate with other universities.
A study of the roles of the universities in the future.
What kind of organization does the speaker hope to have? [1分]
An organization in which they play an important role.
An organization full of humanism.
An organization of revolution.
An organization full of information.
What is the purpose of the organization? [1分]
To continue and develop human spirit with new resources and tools.
To exchange views with different universities.
To unite universities and enterprises.
To create the European network to continue humanism.
Passage 3Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage:
When a heart-lung machine was invented that could take over the job of the heart, put oxygen into the blood and keep the circulation going during surgery, surgeons could stop the heart while they were cutting and suturing. Recently, in certain cases, some surgeons have begun operating without the pump while the heart continues to beat.
“The benefits of off-pump surgery are tremendous for patients who meet the criteria for this procedure,” says Dr. Jim Zellner with the Alliance of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgeons. “There is less need for blood products, less chance of complications during and after surgery, earlier recovery and earlier return to regular activity.”
Seawood Murray feels he was led by God to find Dr. Zellner and Memorial Hospitaland to have off-pump surgery.A veteran of the United States Navy as a nuclear weapons security officer and commanding officer of a mine assembly group for more than 31 years, Seawood has never complained about stress or pain. He saw three tours of duty off the coast ofVietnam.
However, after suffering from chest pain for almost a year and being misdiagnosed with chronic heartburn, Seawood knew something was seriously wrong. At the Veteran’s hospital in Murfreesboro, he learned he had heart disease and was told to come back in six weeks.
“I didn’t want to wait that long and asked for a referral to The Chattanooga Heart Institute,” Seawood says. “Dr. Noel Hunt found that 40% of my heart was not getting the amount of blood it needed to operate properly.”
Four days later, Seawood was undergoing off-pump triple bypass surgery at Memorial Hospital under the hand of Dr. Zellner.
“I was sitting up that evening, walking around the second day and feeling good enough to go home the third day, but I stayed till the fourth morning,” Seawoodsays. “Two others who had on-pump bypass surgery the same day I had mine off-pump were barely walking when I left.”
How do surgeons usually operate on a heart-attacker according to the passage
They operate without a pump.
They operate with a heart-lung machine.
They operate by stopping the heart.
They operate with nothing but cutting and suturing.
Which of the following statements is NOT the benefit of off-pump surgery? [1分]
The heart-attack patients will be recovered in one day.
〖JP3〗There are fewer chances for heart-attack patients to suffer from other new diseases during the course of hear attack.
Off-pump surgery needs fewer blood products.
The heart-attack patients will be well again earlier.
What’s wrong with Seawood Murray? [1分]
He suffered from chronic heartburn.
He suffered from heart attack.
He had three tours of duty off the coast of Vietnam.
His heart couldn’t get blood it needed to operate.
What did Dr. Zellner do for Seawood Murray’s disease? [1分]
Dr. Zellner gave him a surgery with a heart-lung machine..
Dr. Zellner diagnosed his disease as chronic heartburn.
Dr. Zellner gave him an off-pump triple bypass surgery.
Dr. Zellner referred him to another hospital.
What can we learn from the last paragraph? [1分]
Seawood Murray could hardly walk four days after the surgery.
Seawood Murray got recovered more slowly than other patients.
Seawood Murray felt well and went home the third day after the surgery.
Seawood Murray went home the fourth day after the surgery.
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage:
The key element to successful interviewing is not your experience, your grades,
what classes you took, your extracurricular activities, or any of the other basi
c necessities. Those skills are what got you the interview. The key element to s
uccessful interviewing can be summed up in one word: attitude. If you want to ri
se above others with better experience, better grades, or better anything, you w
ill need to work on developing a highly positive work attitude.
Your attitude determines whether you will “make the cut” or be discarded. Reme
mber, there are plenty of competitors with the ability to do almost any given jo
b-- especially at the entry level. The way most employers differentiate at the e
ntry level is by candidates’ attitudes toward the job. Your attitude is often w
hat recruiters will remember when the dust has settled after reviewing ten, twen
ty, or even one hundred candidates--the one who was sincerely willing to put for
th his very best effort. If you have the attitude of wanting to do your very bes
t for the company, of being focused on the company’s needs, of putting yourself
forth as the person who will be committed and dedicated to fulfilling their nee
ds, you will likely be the one chosen.
Why is attitude so important? Because most companies already have their full sha
re of multi-talented superstars who care about no one but themselves. Ask any ma
nager who the most valuable member of his team is, and he will point not to the
overrated superstar, but to the person who has the “can do” attitude, the pers
on who can be counted on in any situation, the person who truly strives for exce
llence. Give me a team player who is achieving at 99% and I will take her over a
flashy superstar who is running at 50% efficiency any day of the week. And so w
ill 99% of all hiring managers.
So don’t worry if you are not “superstar” quality. If you can show me, in you
r words and actions, that you are ready to put forth your very best effort towar
d achieving excellence, you will be chosen over the superstar.
You can show your winning attitude in the way you present yourself. Incorporate
the actual words “positive attitude,” “excellence,” and “striving to be my
best” into your interview language. Then show by your stories and examples how
these words positively affect your life. Show me when and where and how you have
put forth extra effort above and beyond the call of duty. Show me how you beat
a deadline, how you excelled in a project, or how you made a difference by going
the extra mile.
If you can show me, by words and examples, your “can do” attitude, it is you I
will hire, while all of the superstars will receive polite rejection letters to
add to their growing collections.
What is the key element to successful interviewing according to this passage
A positive work attitude.
Which of the following statement is correct in the author’s opinion? [1分]
There are inadequate competitors with the ability to do almost any given job— especially at the entry level.
Most interviewers generally depend on the candidates’ attitudes toward the job to choose the employees.
Most employers tell the difference between candidates by their entry level.
Better experience and better grades become the most important elements to bechosen.
Who is the most valuable member of his team to a manager? [1分]
The multi-talented superstar.
The person who tries his best for excellence.
The person who counts on himself and does not cooperate with others.
The flashy star who makes the company famous.
In an interview, what makes you leave a good impression on the interviewer?[1分]
The words such as positive attitude, excellence, and striving to be my best.
Words and examples to show your positive attitude.
What is the best title for this passage? [1分]
Your Attitude Determines Whether You Will “Make The Cut” or Be Discarded.
The Most Important Aspect of Interviewing.
A Successful Interviewing.
Part ⅢVocabulary (20 minutes)
Directions:There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each senten
ce there are four choices marked A., B.,C.andD.. Choose the ONE that best com
pletes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with
a single line through the centre.
To check that your mobile phone is ____with the products we sell, click o
n the link below that matches the manufacturer of your mobile phone. [1分]
26% votes said they had a moment of silence or prayer to ____ the annive
rsary of Sept. 11. [1分]
The medical researchers are trying to find out who is ____ to SARS. [1分]
He is eager to get the information about when copyrights for computer author
s or in visual arts ____. [1分]
For the time being there are more____ to be filled in the companies, but
they are far from enough to meet the demands of so many graduates. [1分]
The honest young man ____ the boss that he would try his best for the e
The greenhouse effect was partly____ for the global warming and the temp
erature changes are likely to have great effect on the spread of diseases. [1分]
____to China Daily is a good choice for an English learner. [1分]
Keeping speaking a strange language to random individuals, he made everybody
____ by his behavior. [1分]
Nobody can exactly ____ the cause of severe acute respiratory syndrome t
hough it has spread for a few months. [1分]
The jury____ the football star of having committed murder and he was sentenced to capital punishment. [1分]
If your first business goal is to make money, you should set the goal of how
much money you expect to gain and then work____. [1分]
____ the cultural revolution, he would have been a VIP in this field.
Xiao Wang is eager to go abroad to study architecture, but he hasn’t got a
(n)____ passport. [1分]
The budget cuts will ____ the future of our children, as we will be for
ced to eliminate educational services. [1分]
Failing to____ the Information Revolution, they are unable to meet the
demands of the modern society. [1分]
They would like to gratefully ____ the contribution of time and effort
by the following companies. [1分]
Tuition hike will ____ college plans, so it is necessary that the univ
ersity administrators have a plan that will guarantee all of these students have
enough fund for completing their education. [1分]
Everybody could see that the young man was ____ going abroad to study,
whether his parents could afford the tuition or not. [1分]
Exactly, the reason it’s so cool is that it is ____ to your mind and
eyes that squares A and B are the same color, but they are. [1分]
Students have to____ life after graduation, though they are graduating
without a clue about what they want to do with their lives. [1分]
A local transaction management system is responsible for initiating, monitor
ing, and terminating____ in a computing system. [1分]
It is wise to draw a line between past and future, because it is impossible
to calculate all that has been done—it is incommensurable and it is unworthy t
o rummage in yesterday’s dust. ____ let us establish a new step. [1分]
Researchers have identified a number of factors that affect how____ you
are to stress—among them are eating and sleeping habits, caffeine and alcohol
intake, and how we express our emotions. [1分]
Instead, the Indians produced a ____bowing performance in which
their standards fell far below those on these great cricketing occasions. [1分]
No company will refuse to ____so mutually beneficial a plan as Jack c
ame up with at the meeting yesterday. [1分]
As a result, some children may not be ____ to the human suffering create
d by wars, or the sadness and anxiety other children experience as a result. [1分]
This information will help you ____ with the President’s June 1, 1998,
memo on plain language in government writing. [1分]
There are many ways to excite, influence, and ____ students and one of t
he best techniques is the use of a discrepant event. [1分]
Within two hours his complexion ____ colour and his limbs became warm。[1分]
Part ⅣError Correction (15 minutes)
Directions:This part consists of a short passage. In the passage there a
re altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change a w
ord, add a word or delete a word. If you change a word, cross it out and write t
he correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion
e right place and write the missing word in the blank. If you delete a word, cro
ss it out and put a slash(/)in the blank.\;
Heavy falls of ash and rock fragments occurred over all of the inhabited parts o
f Montserrat. The ashfall deposit was 115 mm in thick at Lime Kiln Bay. The ash
resulted from the collapse of several wooden buildings in72.____
the Salem area.
Vegetation damage was extensively with73.____ downed trees and branches broken from ma
Many birds were killed by the ash or trapped live in it.74.____
this event was reported on the islands of
Nevis, St Kitts, Anguilla, and St Maarten, and resulted in
the close of several airports. At 09:10 on 13 July an75.____
osive eruption occurred, followed 2 hours of very76.____
low seismic activity. The Wash
ington VAAC estimated a cloud height of ~12 km a.s.l.
During a helicopter reconnaissance flight in the morning77.____
of 14 July, a large collapse scar was seen in the lava
dome directed down the Tar River Valley. The Tar River
Valley was extensively modified also eroded with a deep78.____
canyon gouged the
pyroclastic flows. The fan had been79.____
extended eastwards into the sea and northwards along the
coast. The area the north of the Tar River Valley80.____
extending to Killyhawk Ghaut was devastated.
Part ⅤWriting (30 minutes)
Directions:For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition entitled “〖WTHX〗An Application Letter for Admission to Study Abroad” You must base your
composition on the following outline:
1.Your purpose of writing the letter.
2.Brief introduction of your academic background
3.Your research plan[20分]
I am interested in your Master’s degree in Architecture, and wish to enter this
program in Fall of 2004. My academic background is as follows:
A citizen of the People’s Republic of China, I am 26 years old. In 1999, I grad
uated and earned a diploma from Hunan University with a major in Architecture. H
unan University is a key university in the Chinese educational system. There I h
ave the chances to listen to many famous scientists’ report on the most advance
d subjects. Most of the professors of my classes are authorities in this area. T
hey taught me not only the knowledge but also the principle on how to be an exce
llent architect. Hunan University has a big library that houses millions of book
s, which gives me exhaustive new readings and information. I have made strong fo
undation on my major through the four-year study and I am the top student in my
If I am lucky enough to advance my future study in your esteemed university, I w
ill go on with my favorite field of Architecture. As I studied more on Architect
ure, I frequently found my knowledge confined. I realized I should pursue gradua
te study to broaden my views, to stimulate more original ideas, and to establish
my own systematic way in design. In graduate study, I would like to devote more
thoughts to Urban Design, Culture and Technology, Design Theories, and Computat
Your early reply will be greatly appreciated.