TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2005)
TIME LIMIT: 130 MIN
PART I DICTATION (15 MIN)
Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE.[5分]
The Wrist Watch
It is generally believed that wrist watches are an exception / to the normal sequence in the evolution of man's jewelry. / Reversing the usual order, they were first worn by women, / and then adopted by men. / In the old days, queens included wrist watches among their crown jewelry. / Later, they were worn by Swiss workers and farmers. / Until World War I, Americans associated the watch with fortune hunters. / Then army officers discovered that the wrist watch was most practical for active combat. / Race car drivers also loved to wear wrist watches, / and pilots found them most useful while flying. / Soon men dared to wear wrist watches without feeling self-conscious. / By 1924, some 30 percent of man's watches were worn on the wrist. / Today, the figure is 90 percent. / And they are now worn by both men and women / for practical purposes rather than for decoration.
PART II LISTENING COMPREHENSION (15 MIN)
In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything once only. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.
SECTION A CONVERSATIONS
In this section you will hear several conversations. Listen to the conversations carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
Questions 1 to 3 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the conversation, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the conversation.
According to the conversation, Mr Johnson is NOT very strong in[0.5分]
Mr Johnson thinks that _______ can help him a lot in the job.[0.5分]
Mr Johnson would like to work as a(n)[0.5分]
Questions 4 to 7 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the conversation, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the conversation.
What is the main purpose of the research?[0.5分]
To make preparations for a new publication.
To learn how couples spend their weekends.
To know how housework is shared.
To investigate what people do at the weekend.
What does the man do on Fridays?[0.5分]
He goes to exercise classes.
On which day does the couple always go out?[0.5分]
Which personal detail does the man give?[0.5分]
Questions 8 to 10 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the conversation, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the conversation.
Parcel Express needs the following details about the sender EXCEPT[0.5分]
Parcels must be left open mainly for[0.5分]
The woman’s last inquiry is mainly concerned with[0.5分]
the time needed for sending the parcel.
the flight time to New York.
SECTION B PASSAGES
In this section, you will hear several passages. Listen to the passages carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the passage.
Where is the train to Nanjing now standing?[0.5分]
Which train will now leave at 11:35?[0.5分]
Which train has now been cancelled?[0.5分]
Questions 14 to 17 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the passage.
The museum was built in memory of those[0.5分]
who worked to help victims.
who lost their families in disasters.
Henry Durant put forward the idea because he[0.5分]
had once fought in a war in Italy.
had been wounded in a war.
had assisted in treating the wounded.
had seen the casualties and cruelties of war.
Which of the following statements about the symbols is INCORRECT?[0.5分]
Both are used as the organization’s official symbols.
Both are used regardless of religious significance.
The red cross was the organization’s original symbol.
The red crescent was later adopted for use in certain regions.
How should cheerleading be viewed according to the passage?[0.5分]
It is just a lot of cheering.
It mainly involves yelling.
It mainly involves dancing.
It is competitive in nature.
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the passage.
How do the cheerleaders perform their jobs?[0.5分]
They set fireworks for their team.
They put on athletic shows.
They run around the spectators.
They yell for people to buy drinks.
Why do the cheerleaders sometimes suffer physical injuries?[0.5分]
Because they try dangerous acts to catch people’s attention.
Because they shout and yell so their voice becomes hoarse.
Because they go to the pyramid and the hills to perform.
Because they dance too much every day for practice.
Which of the following statements is NOT true?[0.5分]
The first cheerleaders was a man named John Campbell.
Cheerleaders’ contests are only held at the state level.
Before 1930 there were no women cheerleaders.
The first cheerleading occurred in 1898.
SECTION C NEWS BROAOCAST
Questions 21 to 22 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.
How many of the emigrants died after being thrown into the sea?[0.5分]
The illegal emigrants came from[0.5分]
the Mediterranean region.
Question 23 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 5 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
What does the news item mainly report?[0.5分]
China will send three people into space in a week.
Three Chinese astronauts will spend a week in space.
The Shenzhou VI will be launched next year.
Shenzhou V circled the earth for two days.
Questions 24 and 25 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.
Which of the following had NOT been affected by the wildfires?[0.5分]
The fires were thought to have been started[0.5分]
Questions 26 to 28 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
________ ranks second among leading tourism nations.[0.5分]
It is predicted that by 2020 China will receive _________ visitors.[0.5分]
According to a Xinhua report, last year saw a _________ per cent increase in the number of Chinese traveling abroad.[0.5分]
Question 29 and 30 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
What would happen to the Argentine officers?[0.5分]
They would be arrested by Spanish authorities.
They would be tried in an Argentine court.
They would be sent to Spain for trial.
They would be tortured or murdered.
What accusation would the Argentine officers face?[0.5分]
Violation of human rights.
Involvement in illegal actions.
Planning anti-government activities.
Being part of the military rule.
PART III CLOZE (15 MIN)
Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the best choice for each blank on your answer sheet.
A person’s home is as much a reflection of his personality as the clothes he wears, the food he eats and the friends with whom he spends his time. Depending on personality, most have in mind a(n) “(31) ______ home”. But in general, and especially for the student or new wage earners, there are practical (32) ________ of cash and location on achieving that idea.
Cash (33) ________, in fact, often means that the only way of (34) _________ when you leave school is to stay at home for a while until things (35) _________ financially. There are obvious (36) ________of living at home—personal laundry is usually (37) _________ done along with the family wash; meals are provided and there will be a well-established circle of friends to (38) _________. And there is (39) _________ the responsibility for paying bills, rates, etc. On the other hand, (40) _________ depends on how a family gets on. Do your parents like your friends? You may love your family—(41) _________do you like them? Are you prepared to be (42) __________ when your parents ask where you are going in the evening and what time you expect to be back? If you find that you cannot manage a(n) (43) _________, and that you finally have the money to leave,
how do you (44) _________ finding somewhere else to live? If you plan to stay in your home area, the possibilities are (45) _________well-known to you already. Friends and the local paper are always (46) _________. If you are going to work in a (47) _________ area, again there are the papers—and the accommodation agencies, (48) _________ these should be approached with (49) _________. Agencies are allowed to charge a fee, usually the (50) ________ of the first week’s rent, if you take accommodation they have found for you.
a good source of information
PART IV GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY(15 MIN)
There are thirty sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Mark your answers on your answer sheet
If you explained the situation to your solicitor, he ________ able to advise you much better than I can.[0.5分]
_________, Mr. Wells is scarcely in sympathy with the working class.[0.5分]
Although he is a socialist
Even if he is a socialist
His remarks were ________ annoy everybody at the meeting.[0.5分]
James has just arrived, but I didn’t know he _________ until yesterday.[0.5分]
_________ conscious of my moral obligations as a citizen.[0.5分]
I have to be and always will be
I had been and always will be
I have been and always will be
Because fuel supplies are finite and many people are wasteful, we will have to install _________ solar heating device in our home.[0.5分]
I went there in 1984, and that was the only occasion when I ________ the journey in exactly two days.[0.5分]
I know he failed his last test, but really he’s _________ stupid.[0.5分]
Do you know Tim’s brother? He is _________ than Tim.[0.5分]
That was not the first time he ________ us. I think it’s high time we ________ strong actions against him.[0.5分]
What’s the chance of ________ a general election this year?[0.5分]
The meeting was put off because we __________ a meeting without John.[0.5分]
________ you _______ further problems with your printer, contact your dealer for advice.[0.5分]
He asked me to lend him some money, which I agreed to do, ________ that he paid me back the following week.[0.5分]
Children who stay away from school do ________ for different reasons.[0.5分]
–Why are you staring?
–I’ve never seen ______tree before.[0.5分]
There are still many problem ahead of us, but by his time next year we can see light at the end of the _________.[0.5分]
We realized that he was under great _________, so we took no notice of his bad temper.[0.5分]
The director tried to get the actors to _________ to the next scene by hand signals.[0.5分]
His ideas are invariably condemned as ________ by his colleagues.[0.5分]
Thousands of people turned out into the streets to _________ against the local authorities’ decision to build a highway across the field.[0.5分]
The majority of nurses are women, but in the higher ranks of the medical profession women are in a _________.[0.5分]
Professor Johnson’s retirement ________ from next January.[0.5分]
The president explained that the purpose of taxation was to ________ government spending.[0.5分]
The heat in summer is no less _________ here in this mountain region.[0.5分]
Taking photographs is strictly ________ here, as it may damage the precious cave paintings.[0.5分]
Mr. Brown’s condition looks very serious and it is doubtful if he will _________.[0.5分]
Since the early nineties, the trend in most businesses has been toward on-demand, always-available products and services that suit the customer’s _________ rather than the company’s.[0.5分]
The priest made the ________ of the cross when he entered the church.[0.5分]
This spacious room is ________ furnished with just a few articles in it.[0.5分]
PART V READING COMPREHENSION(25 MIN)
In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.
Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
It was 1961 and I was in the fifth grade. My marks in school were miserable and, the thing was, I didn’t’ know enough to really care. My older brother and I lived with Mom in a dingy multi-family house in Detroit. We watched TV every night. The background noise of our lives was gunfire and horses hoofs from "Wagon Train" or "Cheyenne", and laughter from "I Love Lucy" or "Mister Ed", After supper, we' d sprawl on Mom' s bed ..and stare for hours at the tube.
But one day Mom changed our world forever. She turned off the TV. Our mother had only been able to get through third grade. But she was much brighter and smarter than we boys knew at the time. She had noticed something in the suburban houses she cleaned--books. So she came home one day, snapped off the TV, sat us down and explained that her sons were going to make something of themselves. "You boys are going to read two books every week," she said. "And you’re going to write me a report on what you read."
We moaned and complained about how unfair it was. Besides, we didn’t have any books in the house other than Mom’s Bible. But she explained that we would go where the books were: "I' Il drive you to the library."
So pretty soon there were these two peevish boys sitting in her white 1959 Oldsmobile on their way to Detroit Public Library. I wandered reluctantly among the children’s books. I loved animals, so when I saw some books that seemed to be about animals, I started leafing through them.
The first book I read clear through was Chip the Dam Builder. It was about beavers. For the first time in my life I was lost in another world. No television program had ever taken me so far away from my surroundings as did this verbal visit to a cold stream in a forest and these animals building a home.
It didn’t dawn on me at the time, but the experience was quite different from watching TV.
There were images forming in my mind instead of before my eyes. And I could return to them again and again with the flip of a page.
Soon I began to look forward to visiting this hushed sanctuary from my other world. I moved from animals to plants, and then to rocks. Between the covers of all those books were whole worlds, and I was free to go anywhere in them. Along the way a funny thing happened: I started to know things. Teachers started to notice it too. I got to the point where I couldn’t wait to get home to my books.
Now my older brother is an engineer and I am chief of paediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Children’s Centre in Baltimore. Sometimes I still can' t believe my life' s journey, from a failing and indifferent student in a Detroit public school to this position, which takes me all over the world to teach and perform critical surgery.
But I know when the journey began--the day Mom snapped off the TV set and put us in her
Oldsmobile for that drive to the library.
We can learn from the beginning of the passage that[2分]
the author and his brother had done poorly in school.
the author had been very concerned about his school work.
the author had spent much time watching TV after school.
the author had realized how important schooling was.
Which of the following is NOT true about the author’s family?[2分]
He came from a middle-class family.
He came from a single-parent family.
His mother worked as a cleaner.
His mother had received little education.
The mother was ________ to make her two sons switch to reading books.[2分]
How did the two boys feel about going to the library at first?[2分]
The author began to love books for the following reasons EXCEPT that[2分]
he began to see something in his mind.
he could visualize what he read in his mind.
he could go back to read the books again.
he realized that books offered him new experience.
Predicting the future is always risky. But it's probably safe to say that at least a few historians will one day speak of the 20th century as America's “Disney era”. Today, it's certainly difficult to think of any other single thing that represents modern America as powerfully as the company that created Mickey Mouse. Globally, brands like Coca-Cola and McDonalds may be more widely-known, but neither encapsulates 20th-century America in quite the same way as Disney.
The reasons for Disney's success are varied and numerous, but ultimately the credit belongs to one person — the man who created the cartoon and built the company from nothing, Walt Disney. Ironically, he could not draw particularly well. But he was a genius in plenty of other respects. In business, his greatest skills were his insight and his management ability. After setting himself up in Hollywood, he single-handedly pioneered the concepts of branding and merchandising — something his company still does brilliantly today.
But what really distinguished Disney was his ability to identify with his audiences. Disney always made sure his films championed the “little guy”, and made him feel proud to be American. This he achieved by creating characters that reflected the hopes and fears of ordinary people. Some celebrated American achievements — Disney's very first cartoon Plane Crazy, featuring a silent Mickey Mouse, was inspired by Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. Others, like the There Little Pigs and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, showed how, through hard work and helping one's fellow man or Americans could survive social and economic crises like the Great Depression.
Disney's other great virtue was the fact that his company — unlike other big corporations — had a human face. His Hollywood studio — the public heard — operated just like a democracy, where everyone was on first name terms and had a say in how things should be run. He was also regarded as a great patriot because not only did his cartoons celebrate America, but, during World War II, studios made training films for American soldiers.
The reality, of course, was less idyllic. As the public would later learn, Disney's patriotism had an unpleasant side. After a strike by cartoonists in 1941, he became convinced that Hollywood had been infiltrated by Communists. He agreed to work for the FBI as a mole, identifying and spying on colleagues whom he suspected were subversives.
But, apart from his affiliations with the FBI, Disney was more or less the genuine article. A new book, The Magic Kingdom; Walt Disney and the American Way of Life, by Steven Watts, confirms that he was very definitely on the side of ordinary Americans — in the 30s and 40s he voted for Franklin Roosevelt, believing he was a champion of the workers. Also, Disney was not an apologist for the FBI, as some have suggested. In fact, he was always suspicious of large, bureaucratic organizations, as is evidenced in films like That Darned Cat, in which he portrayed FBI agents as bungling incompetents.
By the time he died in 1966, Walt Disney was an icon like Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. To business people and filmmakers, he was a role model; to the public at large, he was “Uncle Walt”— the man who had entertained them all their lives, the man who represented them all their lives, the man who represented all that was good about America.
Walt Disney is believed to possess the following abilities EXCEPT[2分]
According to the passage, what was the pleasant side of Disney’s patriotism?[2分]
He sided with ordinary Americans in his films.
He supported America’s war efforts in his own way.
He had doubts about large, bureaucratic organizations.
He voted for Franklin Roosevelt in the 30s and 40s.
In the sixth paragraph the sentence “Disney was more or less the genuine article” means that ______.[2分]
Disney was a creative and capable person.
Disney once agreed to work for the FBI.
Disney ran his company in a democratic way.
Disney was sympathetic with ordinary people.
The writer’s attitude toward Walt Disney can best be described as[2分]
Why do you listen to music? If you should put this question to a number of people, you might receive answers like these: “I like the beat of music”, “I look for attractive tunefulness”, “I am moved by the sound of choral singing”, “I listen to music for many reasons but I could not begin to describe them to you clearly.” Answers to this question would be many and diverse, yet almost no one would reply, “Music means nothing to me.” To most of us, music means something; it evokes some response. We obtain some satisfaction in listening to music.
For many, the enjoyment of music does not remain at a standstill. We feel that we can get more satisfaction from the musical experience. We want to make closer contact with music in order to learn more of its nature; thus we can range more broadly and freely in the areas of musical style, form, and expression. This book explores ways of achieving these objectives. It deals, of course, with the techniques of music, but only in order to show how technique is directed toward expressive aims in music and toward the listener’s musical experience. In this way, we may get an idea of the composer’s intentions, for indeed, the composer uses every musical device for its power to communicate and for its contribution to the musical experience.
Although everyone hears music differently, there is a common ground from which all musical experiences grow. That source is sound itself. Sound is the raw material of music. It makes up the body and substance of all musical activity. It is the point of departure in the musical experience.
The kinds of sound that can be used for musical purposes are amazingly varied. Throughout the cultures of the world, East and West, a virtually limitless array of sounds has been employed in the service of musical expression. Listen to Oriental theatre music, then to an excerpt from a Wagner work; these two are worlds apart in their qualities of sound as well as in almost every other feature, yet each says something of importance to some listeners. Each can stir a listener and evoke a response in him. All music, whether it is the pulsation of primitive tribal drums or the complex coordination of voices and instruments in an opera, has this feature: it is based upon the power of sound to stir our senses and feelings.
Yet sound alone is not music. Something has to happen to the sound. It must move forward in time. Everything that takes place musically involves the movement of sound. If we hear a series of drumbeats, we receive an impression of movement from one stroke to the next. When sounds follow each other in a pattern of melody, we receive an impression of movement from one tone to the next. All music moves; and because it moves, it is associated with a fundamental truth of existence and experience. We are stirred by impressions of movement because our very lives are constantly in movement. Breathing, the action of the pulse, growth, decay, the change of day and night, as well as the constant flow of physical action-these all testify to the fundamental role that movement plays in our lives. Music appeals to our desire and our need for movement.
The author indicates at the beginning of the passage that[2分]
people listen to music for similar reasons.
reasons for listening to music are varied.
some people don’t understand music at all.
purposes for listening to music can be specified.
We can infer from the second paragraph that the book from which this excerpt is taken is mainly meant for[2分]
According to the passage, enjoying music is not an end in itself because people hope to ________ through listening.[2分]
learn more musical devices
know more about composers
communicate more effectively
What is the common ground for musical experience to develop?[2分]
The importance of movement in music is explained by comparing it to[2分]
existence and experience.
Psychologists agree that I.Q. contributes only about 20 percent of the factors that determine success. A full 80 percent comes from other factors, including what I call emotional intelligence. Following are two of the major qualities that make up emotional intelligence, and how they can be developed:
1.Self-awareness. The ability to recognize a feelings as it happens is the keystone of emotional intelligence. People with greater certainty about their emotions are better pilots of their lives.
Developing self-awareness requires tuning in to what neurologist Antonio Damasio calls “gut feelings”. Gut feelings can occur without a person being consciously aware of them. For example, when people who fear snakes are shown a picture of a snake, sensors on their skin will detect sweat, a sign of anxiety, even though the people say they do not feel fear. The sweat shows up even when a picture is presented so rapidly that the subject has no conscious awareness of seeing it.
Through deliberate effort we can become more aware of our gut feelings. Take someone who is annoyed by a rude encounter for hours after it occurred. He may be unaware of his irritability and surprised when someone calls attention to it .But if he evaluates his feelings, he can change them.
Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental of emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood.
2.Mood Management. Bad as well as good moods spice life and build character. The key is balance.
We often have little control over when we are swept by emotion. But we can have some say in how long that emotion will last. Psychologist Dianne Tice asked more than 400 men and women about their strategies for escaping foul moods. Her research, along with that of other psychologists, provides valuable information on how to change a bad mood.
Of all the moods that people want to escape, rage seems to be the hardest to deal with. When someone in another car cuts you off on the highway, your reflexive though may be, That jerk! He could have hit me! I can’t let him get away with that! The more you stew, the angrier you get. Such is the stuff of hypertension and reckless driving.
What should you do to relieve rage? One myth is that ventilating will make you feel better. In fact, researchers have found that’s one of the worst strategies. A more effective technique is “reframing”, which means consciously reinterpreting a situation in a more positive light. In the case of the driver who cuts you off, you might tell yourself: Maybe he had some emergency. This is one of the most potent ways, Tice found, to put anger to rest.
Going off alone to cool down is also an effective way to refuse anger, especially if you can’t think clearly. Tice found that a large proportion of men cool down by going for a drive-a finding that inspired her to drive more defensively. A safer alternative is exercise, such as taking a long walk. whatever you do, don’t waste the time pursuing your train of angry thoughts. Your aim should be to distract yourself.
The techniques of reframing and distraction can alleviate depression and anxiety as well as anger. Add to them such relaxation techniques as deep breathing and meditation and you have an arsenal of weapons against bad moods.
What are gut feelings?[2分]
They are feelings one is born with.
They are feelings one may be unaware of.
They are feelings of fear and anxiety.
They are feelings felt by sensible people.
According to the author, the importance of knowing one’s gut feelings is that[2分]
one can call others’ attention to them.
The word “spice” in paragraph Six is closest in meaning to[2分]
On mood control, the author seems to suggest that we[2分]
can control the occurrence of mood.
are often unaware of what mood we are in.
can determine the duration of mood.
lack strategies for controlling moods.
The essence of “reframing” is[2分]
to forget the unpleasant situation.
to adopt a positive attitude.
to protect oneself properly.
What is the best title for the passage?[2分]
What is emotional intelligence?
How to develop emotional intelligence.
Strategies for getting rid of foul moods.
How to control one’s gut feelings.
PART VI WRITING(45 MIN)
SECTION A COMPOSITION [35 MIN.]
The students’ Union of your university is planning to hold an arts festival next semester, and they are inviting students to contribute their ideas and suggestions as to how it should be organized or what should be included.
Write on ANSWER SHEET TWO a composition of about 200 words on the following topic:
MY IDEA OF A UNIVERSITY ARTS FESTIVAL
You are to write in three parts.
In the first part, state what you think is the best way.
In the second part, support your view with one or two reasons.
In the last part, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness. Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.[10分]
My Idea of a University Arts Festival
An arts festival will no doubt add much to our campus life, since it, like other group activities, will be a stage on which students from different colleges and departments communicate and share their interests. This festival, of course, needs to be well organized, so as to get everyone involved. While all kinds of activities contribute to this great festival, lectures by leading artists in this country will surely make it more successful.
First of all, influential ‘stars’ are always an attraction to involve the greatest number of participants. The main purpose of this festival, just as other campus activities, is to add variety to students’ life. Its results and influence need to be measured more by the number of participants than by their artistic level it will display. The more people get involved, the more successful the festival. While a few of the students are busy performing during the festival, lectures permit the majority to sit there listening and asking their ‘masters’ questions.
Secondly, face-to-face communication between students, some of whom are potential artists, and the leading artists is always a bridge linking textbook knowledge and practice. University students spend most of their time learning from textbooks or at the library, but knowing how to do is quite different from doing it. The experience of and advice from those practitioners in the fields of music, movie, and painting help university students to think what else they need to learn and what they will do in the future.
What’s more, lectures by well-known experts will enhance the influence of the arts festival and the university. Arts festivals are held in many universities in the city, but they are organized in more or less the same way. As far as I know, lectures are seldom part of them. Therefore, it will promote the reputation of our festival, which is a new comer in the city.
In a word, it will be beneficial to invite some experts to give lectures. It will get more students to get involved, students will benefit from lectures by experts, and it will draw more public attention to the festival.
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING [10 MIN.]
Write on ANSWER SHEET TWO a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:
You have got two tickets to a concert given by a famous pop band/orchestra. Write a note to your friend, Hilda/Mike, describing briefly what it is and inviting her/him to come with you.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness.[5分]
April 29, 2005
I have got two tickets to a concert given by a famous pop band from America. The band has won numerous international and national prizes. The performance will be held in the Grand Theatre the day after tomorrow and it begins at seven o’clock in the evening. I’d like you to go with me if you have no other arrangements for the evening. Can you make it? Please let me know as soon as possible.