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 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 center.
Example:You will hear:
M: When shall we start our work, Jane?
W: Tomorrow at 9 o'clock. But we must work quickly, for we have to finish everything before 2 in the afternoon.
Q: For how long can they work?
You will read:
From the conversation we know that the two are talking about some work they will start at 9 o'clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D)"5 hours" is the correct answer. You should choose ［D］ on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer ［A］ ［B］［C］［D］
Because he reads too many books.
To learn how to seperate the important from the unimportant.
Because he always wastes his time.
The program director wanted to have it on another day.
He wanted Mary to come, but she couldn't.
He invited Mary to the party.
He didn't invite Mary to the party.
He didn't want to have a party because of business.
No one knows how Mary gets to work.
She doesn't think the record player works.
She throws the old record away.
It's surprising that Mary could repair the record player.
The woman doesn't like orange juice.
The woman didn't come to see Everett.
The man was in a car crash this morning.
The man broke the container of juice.
When he finishes writing.
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 questions will be spoken only once. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B, C and D. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the following passage:
He thought that he would either find a good job or he would be a thief.
He said that he would become rich by way of robbing the bank.
He said that he could rob the rich of their money.
He might be rich if he worked harder.
Because he had a letter of thanks.
Because he feared that he might be killed if he refused.
Because he gave him a demand note.
Because he showed him a cheque payable at sight.
The raid had been photographed by hidden cameras.
Some watchman had seen the raid.
The bank teller proved that Joe was the robber.
Some monitors had been installed nearby.
Questions 15 to 17 are based on the following passage:
How John Milton Wrote Paradise Lost.
How John Milton Became a Poet.
How John Milton Studied Latin.
How John Milton Became Famous.
It had a strange accent.
It was difficult to understand.
It had a strong Italian accent.
It was easy to understand.
He was wellknown in the world.
He was clever and hard working.
He was quick at Latin and poems.
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the following passage:
Films provided more melodrama.
Films provided longer programs.
Films provided emotional appeal.
Films provided greater spectacles.
They didn't tell a complete story.
They were too expensive.
The fact that films were less expensive.
The fact that films were silent.
The fact that films were shorter.
Reading Comprehension (20 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) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:
African elephants have been slaughtered at alarming rate over the past decade, largely because they are the primary source of the world's ivory. Their population has been dwindled from 1.3 million in 1979 to just 625,000 today, and the rate of killing has been accelerating in recent years because many of the older, bigger tusked animals have already been destroyed. "The poachers now must kill times as many elephants to get the same quantity of ivory," explained Curtis Bohlen, Senior vicepresident of the World Wildlife Fund.
Though its record on the environment has been spotty so far,the government last week took the lead in a major conservation issue by imposing a ban on ivory imports into the US.The move came just four days after a consortium of conservation groups,including the World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation International,called for that kind of action, and it made the US the first nation to forbid imports of both raw and finished ivory.The ban,says Bohlen,sends avery clear message to the ivory poachers that the game is over.
In the past African nations have resisted an ivory ban, but increasingly they realised that the decimation of the elephant herds poses a serious threat to their tourist business. Last month Tanzania and several other African countries called for an amendment to the 102nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species that would make the ivory trade illegal worldwide. The amendment is expected to be approved at an October meeting in Geneva and to go into effect next January. But between now and then, conversationists contend, poachers may go on a rampage, killing elephants wholesale, so nations should unilaterally forbid imports right away. The US government brought that argument, and by week's end the twelvenation European Community had followed with its own ban.
Which of the following is the best title for the passage?[1分]
African Elephants and the Ivory Trade.
A Bid to Save the Elephant.
According to the passage, "dwindle" means ____.[1分]
Since many of the older, bigger- tusked animals have already been destroyed, what did the poacher do?[1分]
They killed more elephants to get the same quantity of ivory.
They realized it was illegal to slaughter elephants.
Why did the African nations welcome an ivory ban?[1分]
The rate of killing has been accelerating.
The US government forbids imports of both raw and finished ivory.
They realised that the killing of elephants is a serious threat to their tourist business.
African people advocated an ivory ban.
What's the author's attitude?[1分]
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage:
In 58 million homes, the VCR has become nearly as much as the family car. But despite the VCR's advantages, video buffs complain about its limits. To duplicate prerecorded movies, for instance, requires two VCRs awkwardly cabled together. No wonder, then, that fans at Chicago's Consumer Electronics Show last week were excited by a new machine that eliminates the drawback. Moreover, its appearance was a triumph over wellwired opposition in Tokyo and Hollywood.
The center of the excitement was the first dualdeck videotape recorder available to US consumers, the VCR2, made by the tiny Arizonabased GoVideo company.The VCR2 enables its users to make highquality duplicates of prerecorded tapes easily. It also lets viewers watch a tape while simultaneously recording off the air. GoVideo hopes to have a limited supply of the VCR2 in stores by Christmastime, priced at just under $1,000.
But the machine's move from freezeframe to fasterforward has not been easy.
For starters, GoVideo could find no Japanese companies, which control manufact
ure of crucial VCR parts, willing to provide needed components. For another thin
g, US movie studios opposed the machine. So the company sued 15 Japanese and Kor
ean makers, plus the Hollywood studios, claiming restrain of trade. Several manu
factures have now settled with GoVideo, and Korea's Smsung, is tooling up to produce the VCR2.
Meanwhile, Hollywood has modified its opposition because GoVideo agreed to install circuitry that will prevent the VCR2 from copying movies protected by antitheft coding.
Still movie makers may see double for a while. Many of the films on store shelves, including hot new rentals like Coming to America and Crocodile Dundee Ⅱ, do not contain the coding.
VCR has many advantages, but it also has its limits which lie in ____.[1分]
it's not easy to duplicate prerecorded movies
it can not duplicate prerecorded movies
it can not be operated easily
it takes too long to duplicate prerecorded movies
According to the passage, the suitable word which can replace "drawback" is ____.[1分]
What's the advantages of VCR2?[1分]
It can make highquality duplicates of prerecorded tapes easily.
It can let viewers watch a tape while simultaneously recording off the air.
It can duplicate prerecorded movies clearly.
Why did GoVideo company sue Japanese makers?[1分]
Because Japanese makers are tooling up to produce the VCR2.
Because no Japanese companies are willing to sell needed components.
Because Japanese makers like to cooperate with Korean counterparts.
Because Japanese makers compete with them.
Hollywood began to cooperate with GoVideo Company, because ____.[1分]
US consumers will have to pay rentals for duplicating movies
VCR2 will be installed circuitry to prevent it from copying movies protected by antitheft coding
with the help of VCR2, the movies are more popular
Govideo company can copy movies without the permission of Hollywood studios.
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage:
When Anwar out of the way, will Mahathir's war against foreign speculators actually help turn the economy around? The view of international financial analysts-foreigners-was largely pessimistic. Paul Krugman, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has suggested that the kind of financial restriction imposed by the IMF may not always be appropriate-and that it might be necessary for countries like Malaysia to close the doors and pump up production to buy time for reforms. But after Mahathir took that advice, Krgman quickly addressed an open letter to the Malaysian leader, warning that capital controls can work only as a "stopgap measure(权宜之策)"while putting together more fundamental banking and business reforms. Capital control "put more power into the hands of administrators, and people are rightly worried about abuse of powers," says Simon Flint of Independent Economic Analysis in Singapore. "Intervention just leads to corruption."
Mahathir has heard and rejected such arguments before. Since his days fighting the British colonialists, he has dreamed of creating a Malays-assertive, competitive, hardworking who could stand up and be proud. If nothing else, Mahathir and his business friends have always thought big-developing the world's tallest building, the biggest dam, an Asian Silicon Valley-anything to increase the sense of national pride. Two decades of big ideas and affirmative action policies have helped pull Malays up from poverty. Now Mahathir has lives to see the birth of his New Malay Man-and, in small irony, it has turned out to be Anwar. With all his confidence and worldly sophistication, Anwar epitomize (集中体现) the ideal Mahathir has sought all his life. Last week Mahathir moved to destroy his own creation, the rebel son who has stood beside the old nationalist as the answer to his dream.
Why did Paul Krugman regard capital controls as a stopgap measure?[1分]
Because he was largely pessimistic.
Because financial restrition is not appropriate.
Because it benefits foreign speculators.
Because in the long run, it will lead to abuse of powers.
What's the reaction of Mahathir when he heard "Intervention just leads to corruption."[1分]
He has rejected such arguments before.
He thought it right and accept it.
He regretted what he had done.
He moved to destroyed his own creation.
Mahathir has always thought something big to increase the sense of national pride which lies in ____.[1分]
the world's tallest building
How long did it take his big ideas to help pull Malays up from poverty?[1分]
Why did Mahathir move to destroy Anuar?[1分]
Because Anwar did not embody his ideal.
Because Anwar turned out to be a total failure.
Because Anwar has stood beside the old nationalist.
Because his dream become true.
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage:
The home service industry in Beijing is expected to become more attractive both as a job and as an industry.
Sources at the Beijing People's Political Consultative Conference said resistance to home service work is melting away from minds of the city's laidoff workers.The Conference suggested the establishment of municipal centers which supervise property management, household mending and installation, and house keeping services.Modern city life is creating a need for industrialization home services. This will create job opportunities for laidoff workers, said vice director of the Social Judicial Committee of the Conference.
Beijing residents have long desired a home service industry. The demand is expected to drive new economic growth. There are few high quality home help services in Beijing and customers are always complaining.
In the past, few laidoff workers in Beijing desired to work as home helpers, jobs largely taken by young women from the countryside. At the same time, some city residents have not felt safe trusting rural girls with modern household machines or with their small children. Many people would pay more for reliable house keepers who are more familiar with city life, but they have had no way of getting one, even though the city is home to thousands of laidoff workers.
By the end of June this year, there were 30,600 jobless workers in the city. Most of them are women in their 40's, who are not blessed with particular skills and who have had their work ethics shaped by the planned economy. Many of them were at a loss when they first realized they had lost their jobs and a way of life they had got used to for decades.
They never imagined being laidoff by stateowned enterprises; they never considered other kinds of employment. For them, the private sector meant taking risks; housekeeping implied lower social status. Gao yunfang, 44, is a pioneer who is breaking the ice. She sells the Beijing Morning Post in the morning, and works at two households in the afternoon. She earns 1,000 yuan per month.
So she no longer worries about her daughter's tuition at a university in Shanghai.
What is talked about in the passage?[1分]
What does the word "laidoff" in the passage mean?[1分]
Why didn't the laidoff workers like to do home services in the past?[1分]
Dirty working condition.
Why were many laidoff workers at a loss?[1分]
Because they didn't get used to the new way of life.
Because they are too old to find a new job.
Because they dislike being laid off.
Because they think they lost their social status.
In which ways is home service industry good for our society?[1分]
It meets the needs of modern life.
It provides work opportunities for the laidoff workers.
Vocabulary (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
He promised to put ____ a word for me.[1分]
The wheels stuck in the ____.[1分]
His talent is quite ____.[1分]
Miss Jane always buys ____ priced clothes.[1分]
She hit the chair and ____ the coffee.[1分]
Radio reception wasn't very good because of a disturbance in the atmosphere; the announcer's voice sounded very ____.[1分]
To his great joy he discovered that his ear was becoming ____.[1分]
A power failure created ____ in transportation.[1分]
I don't know if the story is true, but I'll try to ____ it.[1分]
Because Bob had stopped reading his technical journals he was ____ of new development in his field.[1分]
The students showed ____when solving the difficult maths problems.[1分]
I saw them bending with great ____ over the machines.[1分]
The purpose of the official inquiry is to ____ the true facts leading to the loss of the ship at sea.[1分]
Poor health and lack of money may both be ____ to educational progress.[1分]
A system of strict discipline has a ____ effect on conduct.[1分]
The archaeologist ____that the vase was 3500 years old.[1分]
For a little while the girl ____ for her dead cat, but she got over it
after a few days.[1分]
Although the arguments were ____, he was not convinced.[1分]
The ____ of the sun almost blinded them.[1分]
Her hair was wet from the ____ tossed up by the huge waves.[1分]
The house has remained ____ since its owner left for a foreign country
four years ago.[1分]
A series of strikes have ____ many of the basic industries in that country.[1分]
Martin lay____on the bed all night,turning over and over in his mind the great decision he might have to make.[1分]
A square is a flat area having four sides, any adjacent two sides of which ____ a right angle.[1分]
Modern sonar makes it possible to ____ an underwater submarine.[1分]
I have looked all over the office for my jar of glue. It seemed to have
In no case will they ____ with folded arms.[1分]
As he failed to win the first prize in the badminton match, he had to ____ the second.[1分]
The nurse was dismissed because she was found to be ____.[1分]
The editor told me that if I could ____ my story to 5,000 words, they
would take it.[1分]
Error Correction (15 minutes)
Directions:This part consists of a short passage. In this passage, there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change a word, add a word or delete a word. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you change a word, cross it out and write the correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion mark (∧) in the right place and write the missing word in the blank. If you delete a word, cross it out and put a slash (/) in the blank.
The place of the child in society has varied for thousands of years and has been effected by different cultures and religions. In ancient times unwanted children were occasionally abandoned, put to death, exploiting or offered for religious sacrifices, and in any event a large percentage of them didn't survive their physically hazardous existence to reach to maturity.
In western civilization within the last few hundred years, there have been many changes in attitude with the young. In agricultural Europe, and later with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the children of the poor work long hours for little or no pay, and there was no public concern on their safety or welfare punishment could be brutal and severe.
By the eighteenth century the harsh and severe methods began to show any change. Society slowly accorded(给予) children a role of importance. Books were written expressly for them and gradually laws were passing for their protection. Efforts were made to create for them a life better than their parents!
In the past few decades parents have become more and more attentive for the needs of their children.Better health care is available and education is no longer reserving for the children from wealthy families.
1.time ____2. ____3. the ____
Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic Wealth and Health . You should write at least 150 words and you should base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:
Wealth and Health
With the development of society people attach more importance to wealth and health. But which is more important, wealth or health? Different people have different opinions.
Some people think wealth is more important. They even say, money can not bring you everything, but without money, you can do nothing. In order to accumulate more money they can do anything.
However other people regard health is more important. Once health lost, it is no use having a lot of money. Everybody wants to live a happy life. So they try their best to earn money which can ensure they lead a comfortable life, but if happiness and comfort are achieved at the cost of their health, how can they be happy?
As far as I am concerned, I love wealth, but I value health more, Because health is the premise on which people do anything. Without health money becomes useless. I think, everyone agrees that a wealthy person without good health can not live a happy life. Therefore we should keep fit by every possible means.