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.
By phoning a special number.
By looking at the bulletin boards.
By attending social events regularly.
By reading the campus newspaper.
Found the book the man lost.
She has never sold this type of men’s wear before.
She does not find selling easy.
Jean must sell Mr. Smith a tie.
Jean can’t sell Mr. Smith a shirt.
Yes, because he is a senior student.
Yes, but he needs the approval by his professor.
No, it’s open only to teachers and postgraduates.
Yes, he can studythere if he is writing a research paper.
The accounts have to be up-to-date before Friday.
The company was closed for the last two weeks.
The woman will have half of Friday off.
The woman will miss her brother’s wedding.
The woman hasn’t tried it.
He always got to work late.
He was frequently sick andabsent from work.
He got angry with his boss.
He prepared a financial report incorrectly.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end
of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the question
s will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best
answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the correspondi
ng letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
He lost his way to the bus station.
He memorized phrasebookSpanish carefully.
Spanish refused to help him.
He wandered around in the street freely.
He asked for help in careful Spanish.
He found the bus station without any help.
He missed the bus station.
He acted dumbly to ask for help.
You should know a little language of the country before you go there.
It is better to know nothing about the language of the country if you are a foreigner.
If you are in trouble in foreign country, you’d better to act dumbly.
The native people like to help the foreigners who are poor, dumb and helpless.
You will strong-minded enough to ignore it.
You will answer it after you finish the matter at hand.
You will rush to answer it as quickly as possible.
You will pay no more attention to the telephone ring.
You may not know for ignoring the telephone.
You will be called sooner or later.
You can call back for getting the message.
You will feel worried about it.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Part ⅡReading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is follow
ed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four c
hoices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark t
orresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:
Using a public telephone may well be one of the minor irritations of life, deman
ding patience, determination and a strong possibility of failure, together on oc
casion with considerable unpopularity.
The hopeful caller (shall we call him George?) waits till six o’clock in t
he evening to take advantage of the so-called “cheap rates” for a long-distanc
e call. The telephone box, with two broken panes of glass in the side, stands at
the junction of two main roads with buses, lorries and cars roaring past. It is
pouring with rain as George joins a queue of four depressed-looking people. Tim
e passes slowly and seems to come to a standstill while the person immediately b
efore George carries on an endless conversation, pausing only to insert another
coin every minute or so.
Eventually the receiver is replaced and the caller leaves the box. George
enters and picks up one of the directories inside, only to discover that someone
unknown has torn out the very page he needs. Nothing for it but to dial directo
ry Enquiries, wait patiently for a reply down the number given.
At last George can go ahead with his call. Just as he is starting to dial,
however, the door opens and an unpleasant-looking face peers in with the demand
, “Can’t you hurry up?” Ignoring such barbarity, George continues to dial and
his unwanted companion withdraws. At last he hears the burr-burr of the ringing
tone, immediately followed by rapid pips demanding his money, but he is now so u
pset that he knocks down the coins he has placed ready on the top of the box. Ha
ving at last located them, he dials again: the pips are repeated and he hastily
inserts the coins. A cold voice informs him, “Grand Hotel, Chalfont Wells.” “
I’ve an urgent message for a Mr. Smith who is a guest in your hotel. Could you p
ut me through to him? I’m afraid I don’t know his room number.”
The response appears less than enthusiastic and a long long silence follow
s. George inserts more coins. Then the voice informs him, “I’ve been trying to
locate Mr. Smith but the hall porter reports having seen him leave about a minut
Breathing heavily, George replaces the receiver, just as the knocking on t
he door starts again.
The main intention of the passage is to provide____.[1分]
instructions about how to use a public call box
advice about how to deal with public telephone problems
criticism of the efficiency of telephone system
an account of possible annoyances in using a public telephone
Which of the following calls are you unlikely to make at the “cheap
rate” referred to?[1分]
To discuss your account in a bank in Scotland.
To have a chat with an elderly relation.
To ask about a friend in hospital who has just had an operation.
To express Christmas greetings to cousins in Australia.
George can at least be thankful that ____.[1分]
the call box is in a convenient position
the telephone itself is working
he can use the directory in the box to find the number
he is able to give his message to the hotel receptionist
Why does George have to dial a second time?[1分]
He hasn’t remembered to put the money in the box.
He hasn’t got enough money with him.
He has got to find the money to put in the box.
He can’t find the number he wants in the directory.
What are George’s feelings when he completes his call?[1分]
He has some difficulty in controlling his annoyance.
He is very disappointed at missing his friends.
He is annoyed with himself for being so stupid.
He is depressed at the thought of having to try again to get through.
In the passage, what is the writer mainly talking about?[1分]
We should take an objective attitude towards the problem of getting old.
We can have compensations while getting old.
Getting old is a terrible thing.
We should refuse to accept the fact of getting old.
According to the passage, the changes of the writer while getting oldare the following except ____.[1分]
the hair has become white
the whites of the eyes look like yellow
the difference between the young and the aging writer is more in his outward appearance than in his inside
According to the writer, what is not the advantage of getting old?[1分]
New opportunities take the place of responsibilities.
Immense pleasure can be got from negative compensations.
Generals, archbishops and High Court judges are all happy while getting old.
Hypochondria will not disturb you any longer.
What is the meaning of Putting Things Behind One?[1分]
To put things that should be done after another one.
To do the things as you like.
To delay the time of finishing the work.
What is the writer’s attitude towards the problem of getting old?[1分]
More than twenty books ____.[1分]
are intended to support creationism
are intended to attack Kitcher
are written in a style of clarity and effectiveness
“Creationism” in the passage refers to ______.[1分]
evolution in its true sense as to the origin of the universe
a notion of the creation of religion
the scientific explanation of the earth formation
the deceptive theory about the origin of the universe
Kitcher’s book is intended to ______.[1分]
recommend the views of the evolutionists
expose the true features of creationists
curse bitterly at his opponents
launch a surprise attack on creationists
From the passage we can infer that ______.[1分]
reasoning has played a decisive role in the debate
creationists do not base their argument on reasoning
evolutionary theory is too difficult for non-specialists
creationism is supported by scientific findings
This passage appears to be a digest of ______.[1分]
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage:
It was 3:45 in the morning when the vote was finally taken. After six months of
arguing and final 16 hours of hot parliamentary debates, Australia’s Northern Te
rritory became the first legal authority in the world to allow doctors to take t
he lives of incurably ill patients who wish to die. The measure passed by the co
nvincing vote of 15 to 10. Almost immediately word flashed on the Internet and w
as picked up, half a world away, by John Hofsess, executive director of the Righ
t to Die Society of Canada. He sent it on via the group’s on-line service, Death
NET. Says Hofsess: “We posted bulletins all day long，because of course this i
sn’t just something that happened in Australia. It’s world history.”
The full import may take a while to sink in. The NT Rights of the Terminally Ill
law has left physicians and citizens alike trying to deal with its moral and pr
actical implications. Some have breathed sights of relief, others, including chu
rches, right-to-life groups and the Australian Medical Association, bitterly att
acked the hill and the haste of its passage. But the tide is unlikely to turn ba
ck. In Australia—where an aging population, life-extending technology and chan
ging community attitudes have all played their part—other states are going to
consider making a similar law to deal with euthanasia. In the US and Canada, wh
ere the right-to-die movement is gathering strength, observers are waiting for t
he dominoes to start falling.
Under the new Northern Territory law, an adult patient can request death probabl
y by a deadly injection or pill—to put an end to suffering. The patient must
be diagnosed as terminally ill by two doctors. After a “cooling off” period of
seven days, the patient can sign a certificate of request. After 48 hours the w
ish for death can be met. For Lloyd Nickson, a 54-year-old Darwin resident suffe
ring from lung cancer, the NT Rights of Terminally Ill law means he can get on w
ith living without the haunting fear of his suffering: a terrifying death from h
is breathing condition.“I’m not afraid of dying from a spiritual point of view,
but what I was afraid of was how I’d go, because I’ve watched people die in the
hospital fighting for oxygen and clawing at their masks,” he says.
Which of the following has the similar meaning to the sentence “But the tide is unlikely to turn hack”?[1分]
US and some other countries are waiting for the dominoes to start falling.
It is impossible to pass the bill.
Doctors are allowed by law to take the lives of the ill patients.
The fact that the NT Rights of the Terminally Ill Law has been passedprobably can’t be changed.
From the second paragraph we learn that ______.[1分]
the objection to euthanasia is slow to come in other countries
physicians and citizens share the same view on euthanasia
changing technology is chiefly responsible for the hasty passage of the law
it takes time to realize the significance of the law’s passage
When the author says that observers are waiting for the dominoes to
start falling, he means ______.[1分]
observers are taking a wait-and-see attitude towards the future of euthanasia
similar bills are likely to be passed in the US, Canada and other countries
observers are waiting to see the result of the game of dominoes
the effect-taking process of the passed bill may finally come to a stop
When Lloyd Nickson dies, he will ______.[1分]
face his death with calm characteristic of euthanasia
experience the suffering of a lung cancer patient
have an intense fear of terrible suffering
undergo a cooling off period of seven days
The author’s attitude towards euthanasia seems to be that of ______
Part Ⅲ Vocabulary (20 minutes)
Directions:There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each senten
ce there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). 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.
We were only able to make a ______ estimate of annual cost. [1分]
It is ______ nonsense that we win the game by chance. [1分]
The diet should be perfectly ______ most people. [1分]
The ______ student will have a chance to be successful if he has self
-confidence in his mind. [1分]
Everybody has the general knowledge that the human body is a ______
______ cars in traffic jams cause a great deal of pollution.[1分]
We are told that over the next few months our work ______ will chang
You can pay for the house in ______ over a specified number of years.[1分]
The fragile peace between the two countries was hanging by a ______ .[1分]
In general, native speaker will make ______ too when they use their n
The organization publishes a regular ______ of world population stat
The government has an ______ to cut tax if he promised to do so. [1分]
In this company, most of the employees are women, but in the boards o
f corporations, women are in a ______ .[1分]
I promised you that I’d help you, I’m not going ______ that. [1分]
I was trying to tell him what really happened, but he ______ me
What others think I do not know, I can only ______ for myself.[1分]
The team has been ______ down the league table and really needs som
e new players.[1分]
They ______ the classroom by adding a new building to it in order to
hold more students.[1分]
Do you think you could ______ that chocolate cake?[1分]
On the computer keyboard, this is the key for ______.[1分]
We can ______ the dangers of driving if we obey all the rules of the
While I was on vacation abroad, my mail ______ in the box.[1分]
Pressing this button, you can ______ the direction of movement of th
He’s given too much to his career, worked long hours, and ______ hi
s own children.[1分]
Tom hardly seems middle-aged, ______ old.[1分]
The way in which information is transmitted has changed ______.[1分]
These are information that I really need to keep on ______.[1分]
That’s one of the most astonishing economic ______ seen since the S
econd World War.[1分]
Relationships in our department provide a ______ of the fact that pe
ople of different nations and cultures can work together peacefully.[1分]
The company is trying to increase its ______ of the market.[1分]
Part ⅣShort Answer Questions (15 minutes)
Directions: In this part there is a short passage with five questions or
incomplete statements. Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or
complete the statements in the fewest possible words (not exceeding 10 words).
As children, many of us got a great deal of criticism and, as a result, learned
a variety of patterns for coping with it. Marya had apparently received little c
riticism, but, knowing that she was not perfect and deserved what other children
got, developed her own patterns of self-judgment and censure. Being judged, whe
ther we are underestimated or overestimated, usually implies a demand, subtle or
direct, that we change. If others do not demand change, we may feel the need to
demand it of ourselves.
Reactions that are relatively free from attempts to change or discredit us, give
n by someone who cares for us, and with the intention of letting us know what im
pressions we are making may be easier to take. If, however, our usual reaction i
s to defend ourselves, even mild criticism or impressions given gently without d
emands that we change may play havoc with our defensive structure and become dif
ficult to handle.
S1.What is the passage mainly about?
____ ____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ [2分]
S2. Why is criticism necessary?
____ ____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ [2分]
S3. People need criticism for ____
____ ____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ [2分]
S4. People need the real criticism ____
____ ____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____ [2分]
S5. What does the phrase PLAY HAVOC WITH in the passage mean?
____ ____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ [2分]
Part ⅤWriting (30 minutes)
Directions:For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a comp
osition on the topic “Grades and Ability”. You should write at least 150 words
, and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:
Grades and Ability
The argument whether high grades indicate high ability has lasted for quit
e a long time. Until now, people will agree that there is some relation between
grades and ability, but no one can make sure whether high grades will lead to hi
gh ability or not. Some think that grades can reflect students’ ability in their
academic pursuit. The higher their grades, the smarter they must be. Otherwise,
the system of matriculating will neglect students’ entrance score and the entra
nce examination will be abandoned. In the competition for grades, it is hard to
be a winner and easy to be a loser. Students with high grades are respected.
On the contrary, other people hold different opinions. They think that hig
h grades don’t necessarily mean superior ability. The so called top students som
etimes are very low in solving practical problems such as fixing a machine or in
stalling an appliance. They are often called book-worms. However, the so called
low students may show their intelligence in a special field. Han Han is an examp
le. He is an senior high school student who cannot pass the examinations in seve
ral subjects. But no one doubts his ability in writing.
In my opinion, grades are really important for most students because admis
sion to good schools and colleges as well as successful application for nice job
s depend on good grades. The school admission officers and potential employers u
se grades to assess students’ abilities. But grades are not the sole criterion f
or students’ abilities. Academic advancement should be combined with excellent m
anifestation in practicality. In short, both the mind and the hands should be de
veloped together, so that we not only know how to do the job, but also can do it
with our own hands.