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TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2009)&-GRADE FOUR-
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PART I  DICTATION
1.
Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be done 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 done 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.[5分]
参考答案:

New Year’s Eve
For many people in the west, New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year. / It’s a time to get together with friends or family / and welcome the coming year. / New Year’s parties can take place in different places. / Some people hold a house party; others attend street parties, / while some just go for a few drinks with their friends. / Big cities have large and spectacular fireworks displays. / There is one thing that all New Year’s Eve parties have in common — / the countdown to midnight. / When the clock strikes twelve, people give a loud cheer and sing songs. / It’s also popular to make a promise in the new year. / This is called a new year’s resolution. / Typical resolutions include giving up smoking and keeping fit. / However, the promise is often broken quite quickly / and people are back into their bad habits within weeks or days. /
PART II  LISTENING COMPREHENSION
In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

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.
1.
Mark is unhappy because of _______.[0.5分]
his Chemistry homework
a girl in his class
Linda’s words
Friday night's party
2.
Which of the following is CORRECT?[0.5分]
Linda is Jane’s friend.
Mark is Jane’s boyfriend.
John is Jane's boyfriend.
Mark and John are good friends.
3.
Did Mark eventually take Linda’s advice?[0.5分]
No.
Partly.
Completely.
Not mentioned.
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.
4.
About the scratch on the product, the shop assistant thinks that _______.[0.5分]
the customer made it himself
there was definitely not one then
the customer should have checked
the customer was making trouble
5.
The customer was ______ when told he might not have worn the headphones
properly.[0.5分]
annoyed
surprised
indifferent
worried
6.
How many complaints did the customer make about the product altogether?[0.5分]
Five.
Four.
Three.
Two.
7.
The shop could exchange the product if the customer _______.[0.5分]
makes no more complaints
can produce the receipt
is still unhappy with it
brings it back within a week
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.
8.
Joe Smith telephoned Victoria for _______.[0.5分]
the menu
the place
the reception
the campaign
9.
When will the lunch be held?[0.5分]
Friday next week.
Thursday next week.
April 30th.
This week.
10.
All the following information is new to Victoria EXCEPT _______.[0.5分]
how many people to attend it
why to hold it
where to hold it
what to cook
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.
11.
People choose London for post-Christmas shopping because _______.[0.5分]
shops open early in the morning
shops stay open for longer hours
they can buy really cheap things
they can shop with their friends
12.
We learn from the passage that _______.[0.5分]
people are very keen on sales
post-Christmas sales start at 3:30 am
post-Christmas sales last for a day
sales include only a few items
13.
Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?[0.5分]
Some people buy Christmas presents in the sales.
Some people shop online during the sales.
Some people buy presents for next Christmas.
Online retailers offer better post-Christmas sales.
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.
14.
Ballroom dancing used to be associated with _______.[0.5分]
TV shows
old people
celebrities
professional dancers
15.
According to the passage, recent popularity of ballroom dancing is the result of _______.[0.5分]
the participation of celebrities
the designing of colourful costumes
the benefits it brings
a TV programme
16.
Which of the following is NOT mentioned about the TV show?[0.5分]
Performers have to be formally dressed on the show.
Each professional dancer dances with a celebrity.
People on the show perform a different dance every week.
The show runs for about four months.
17.
According to the passage, the TV show has the greatest impact on _______.[0.5分]
old people
middle-aged people
kids and young people
all of the above
18.
According to New Zealand’s rules about naming children, which of the following names is NOT acceptable?[0.5分]
Spiderman.
Gandalf.
2win.
Arsenal.
19.
According to the passage, unusual names come from _______.[0.5分]
popular culture
parents’ invention
sports
all of the above
20.
All of the following countries have strict rules about naming children
EXCEPT _______.[0.5分]
Algeria
Germany
Japan
Argentina
Questions 21 to 23 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now, listen to the news.
21.
Why were the fishing crew stranded on Oct. 10th?[0.5分]
They went to a remote area.
Their fishing boats collided.
They tried to repair their boats.
They decided to stay in the boats.
22.
How did they survive during those three months?[0.5分]
On supplies they brought with them.
On supplies sent to them by rescue teams.
On supplies left at the military base.
Not mentioned in the passage.
23.
How were the crew rescued eventually?[0.5分]
By helicopter.
By boat.
By radio contact.
By a search team.
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.
24.
Juan Carlos has been King of Spain _______.[0.5分]
since 1981
for 32 years
for 70 years
for 17 years
25.
What is the news item mainly about?[0.5分]
The King’s birthday.
The stability of the monarchy.
Criticism from both the left and the right.
The King’s public defense of his reign.
Questions 26 and 27 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.
26.
The three suicide bombings occurred in _______.[0.5分]
November and December
October and November
November
December
27.
Did people die in the bombings?[0.5分]
No one died in the bombings.
Yes. In one of the bombings.
Yes. In two of the bombings.
Yes. In all the bombings.
Questions 28 to 30 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now, listen to the news.
28.
What is the purpose of the national survey?[0.5分]
To collect data on sources of pollution.
To identify pollution in rivers and lakes.
To help control environmental pollution.
To help control industrial wastes.
29.
According to the news item, efforts of environmental protection are
especially affected by _______.[0.5分]
lack of technology
rapid economic growth
unknown pollution sources
shortage of manpower
30.
Which of the following details is CORRECT according to the news item?[0.5分]
Census offices are set up by government departments.
A main centre receives reports from provinces.
A database is set up for each province.
Data will be reviewed and analyzed in mid-2009.
PART III  CLOZE
Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks.
Scientists around the world are racing to learn how to rapidly diagnose,  treat and stop the spread of a new, deadly disease. SARS — Severe Acute  Respiratory Syndrome — was (31) for the first time in February 2003 in Hanoi,  (32) since then has infected more than 1,600 people in 15 countries, killing 63. At this (33) , there are more questions than answers surrounding the disease.
Symptoms start (34) a fever over 100.4 degrees F, chills, headache or body (35) . Within a week, the patient has a dry cough, which might (36) to shortness of breath. In 10% to 20% of cases, patients require (37) ventilation to breathe. About 3.5% die from the disease. Symptoms (38) begin in two to seven days, but some reports suggest it (39) take as long as 10 days. Scientists are close to (40) a lab test to diagnose SARS. In the meantime, it is diagnosed by its symptoms. There is no evidence (41) antibiotics or  anti-viral medicines help, (42) doctors can offer only supportive care.
Patients with SARS are kept in isolation to reduce the risk of (43) . Scientists aren’t sure yet, but some researchers think it’s a (44) discovered corona virus, the family of viruses that cause some common colds.
Most cases appear to have been passed (45) droplets expelled when infected patients cough or sneeze. Family members of infected people and medical workers who care (46) them have been most likely to (47) the illness. But recent developments in Hong Kong suggest that the (48) might spread through air, or that the virus might (49) for two to three hours on doorknobs or other (50) . Health experts say it is unlikely, though, that sharing an elevator briefly with an infected person would be enough to pass the virus.
31.
 [0.5分]
detected
caught
disclosed
revealed
32.
 [0.5分]
but
and
or
yet
33.
 [0.5分]
time
point
aspect
instance
34.
 [0.5分]
from
over
upon
with
35.
 [0.5分]
hurt
sore
aches
feelings
36.
 [0.5分]
process
advance
progress
convert
37.
 [0.5分]
automatic
artificial
mechanical
controlled
38.
 [0.5分]
regularly
ordinarily
traditionally
generally
39.
 [0.5分]
will
might
should
must
40.
 [0.5分]
cultivating
fostering
developing
designing
41.
 [0.5分]
which
that
whether
what
42.
 [0.5分]
so
but
still
yet
43.
 [0.5分]
communication
transportation
transformation
transmission
44.
 [0.5分]
lately
newborn
newly
renewed
45.
 [0.5分]
under
through
beneath
from
46.
 [0.5分]
for
over
after
about
47.
 [0.5分]
acquire
receive
obtain
contract
48.
 [0.5分]
ailment
ill-health
disease
infection
49.
 [0.5分]
continue
linger
delay
persist
50.
 [0.5分]
exteriors
outside
surfaces
coverings
PART IV  GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
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.
51.
What a nice day! How about the three of us _____ a walk in the park nearby?[0.5分]
to take
take
taking
to be taking
52.
If there were no subjunctive mood, English _____ much easier to learn.[0.5分]
could have been
would be
will be
would have been
53.
She _____ fifty or so when I first met her at a conference.[0.5分]
had been
must be
has been
must have been
54.
_____ the boss says, it is unreasonable to ask me to work overtime without
pay.[0.5分]
Whatever
Whenever
Whichever
However
55.
A new laptop costs about _____ of a second-hand one.[0.5分]
the price of three times
three times the price
as much as the three times price
three times more than the price
56.
I was very interested in _____ she told me.[0.5分]
all that
all which
all what
that
57.
We consider ______ he should have left without telling anyone beforehand.[0.5分]
strange why
it strange what
it strange that
that strange
58.
It is going to be fine tomorrow. _______.[0.5分]
So is it
So it is
So it does
So does it
59.
Little _____ about her own safety, though she herself was in great danger.[0.5分]
she cared
she may care
may she care
did she care
60.
The couple had no sooner got to the station _____ the coach left.[0.5分]
when
as
until
than
61.
Aren’t you tired? I ____ you had done enough for today.[0.5分]
should have thought
must have thought
might have thought
could have thought
62.
"It seems that she was there at the conference." The sentence means that _______.[0.5分]
she seems to be there at the conference
she seemed to be there at the conference
she seems to have been there at the conference
she seemed to being there at the conference
63.
Which of the following adverbs can NOT be used to complete “_____ everybody
came”?[0.5分]
Nearly
Quite
Practically
Almost
64.
In “How much do you think he earns?”, "how much” is ______ of the sentence.[0.5分]
the subject
the adverbial
the object
the complement
65.
"The man preparing the documents is the firm’s lawyer” has all the following possible meanings EXCEPT _______.[0.5分]
the man who has prepared the documents
the man who has been preparing the documents
the man who is preparing the documents
the man who will prepare the documents
66.
During the TV interview, the singer announced that he was going to _____ his new album soon.[0.5分]
release
renew
relieve
rehearse
67.
After working for the firm for ten years, he finally _____ the rank of deputy director.[0.5分]
achieved
approached
attained
acquired
68.
Winter is the _____ season at most hotels in this seaside town, because very
few tourists come to stay.[0.5分]
slow
slack
low
quiet
69.
Come on, Jack, tell me the story. Don’t keep me in ______.[0.5分]
suspense
suspending
suspension
suspender
70.
The football match was _______ because of the heavy rain.[0.5分]
called over
called up
called out
called off
71.
We had a good time there, and the food was plentiful and _______.[0.5分]
conducive
wholesome
helpful
appreciative
72.
It was strange that she would _____ such an absurd idea.[0.5分]
allow
stick
take
entertain
73.
The scientists have made an _____ study of the viruses that cause the disease.[0.5分]
exhausted
exhausting
exhaustive
exhaustion
74.
Do you own your apartment or are you a ______ ?[0.5分]
tenant
customer
client
proprietor
75.
Representatives from the companies indicated that they should go on working
together in _____.[0.5分]
utility
entity
partners
partnership
76.
We all know that Mary has had a strict _____.[0.5分]
growth
upbringing
development
cultivation
77.
The drink was packaged in champagne bottles and was being _____ as the real stuff.[0.5分]
passed out
passed by
passed over
passed off
78.
Last Sunday she came to visit us out of the blue. The italicized phrase
means _______.[0.5分]
unexpectedly
unhappily
untidily
unofficially
79.
The person he interviewed was _____ his former schoolmate.[0.5分]
no other than
no more than
none other than
none the less
80.
The young employee has a(n) ______ quality — he is totally honest.[0.5分]
respectable
admirable
decent
approachable
PART V  READING COMPREHENSION
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.

TEXT A
        Do you realize that every time you take a step, the bones in your hip are subjected to forces between four and five times your body weight? When you  are running, this force is increased further still. What happens if through disease a hip-joint ceases to be able to resist such forces? For many years hip-joints and other body joints have been replaceable either partially or completely. It is after all a simple ball and socket joint; it has certain loads imposed on it; it needs reliability over a defined life; it must contain materials suitable for the working environment. Any engineer will recognize  these as characteristic of a typical engineering problem, which doctors and engineers have worked together to solve, in order to bring a fresh lease of life to people who would otherwise be disabled.
        This typifies the way in which engineers work to help people and create a better quality of life. The fact that this country has the most efficient agricultural industry in the world is another good example. Mechanical engineers have worked with farmers and biologists to produce fertilizers, machinery and harvesting systems. This team effort has now produced crops uniformly waist high or less so that they are better suited to mechanical harvesting. Similar advances with other crops have released people from hard  and boring jobs for more creative work, whilst machines harvest crops more efficiently with less waste. Providing more food for the rapidly increasing population is yet another role for the mechanical engineer.
81.
According to the passage, when would most weight be imposed on hip-joints?[2分]
When one is walking.
When one is running.
When one is standing.
When one is lying down.
82.
Engineers regard the replacement of hip-joints as a(n) ____ problem.[2分]
mechanical
medical
health
agricultural
83.
According to the passage, how do engineers contribute to increasing
efficiency of the agricultural industry?[2分]
By working with farmers.
By working in teams.
By growing crops of the same height.
By making agricultural machinery.
84.
According to the context, “This team effort” in Paragraph Two refers to
_______.[2分]
mechanical engineers
doctors and engineers
biologists, doctors and farmers
farmers, biologists and engineers
TEXT B
        Nowadays, a cellphone service is available to everyone, everywhere.  Probably thousands of people have already been using it, but I just discovered  it, so I'm going to claim it and also name it: Fake Foning.
        The technology has been working well for me at the office, but there are  infinite applications. Virtually in any public space.
        Say you work at a big university with lots of talky faculty members  buzzing about. Now, say you need to use the restroom. The trip down the hall  will take approximately one hour, because a person can't walk into those talky  people without getting pulled aside for a question, a bit of gossip, a new  read on a certain line of Paradise Lost.
        So, a cellphone. Any cellphone. Just pick it up. Don't dial. Just hold that phone to your face and start talking. Walk confidently down the hall  engaged in fake conversation, making sure to tailor both the topic and content to the person standing before you whom you are trying to evade.
        For standard colleague avoidance, I suggest fake chatting about fake  business:
        "Yes, I'm glad you called, because we really need to hammer out the details. What's that? Yes, I read Page 12, but if you look at the bottom of 4, I think you can see the problem begins right there."
        Be animated. Be engaged in your fake fone conversation. Make eye contact  with the people passing, nod to them, gesture keen interest in talking to them at a later time, point to your phone, shrug and move on.
        Shoppers should consider fake foning anytime they spot a talky neighbor in the produce department pinching (用手捏) unripe peaches. Without your phone at your face, you'd be in for a 20-minute speech on how terrible the world is.
        One important caution about fake foning. The other day I was fake foning my way past a colleague, and he was actually following me to get my attention. I knew he wanted to ask about a project I had not yet finished. I was trying  to buy myself some time, so I continued fake foning with my doctor. "So I  don't need the operation? Oh, doctor, that is the best news."  And then: Brrrrrrng! Brrrrrmg! Brrrrrmg! My phone started ringing, right there while it was planted on my face. My colleague looked at me, and I looked at him, and naturally I gasped. "What is the matter with this thing?" I said,  pulling the phone away to look at it, and then putting it back to my ear.
        "Hello? Are you still there?"
        Oops.
85.
Which of the following statements is INCORRECT?[2分]
Cellphone service is popular among people.
Cellphone has much use in office.
Fake foning is a new cellphone service.
Fake foning is a new discovery.
86.
What is fake foning?[2分]
A strategy to avoid people.
A device newly produced.
A service provided everywhere.
A skill of communication.
87.
In the author’s opinion, in order to make fake foning look real one has to
_______.[2分]
talk about interesting matters
behave politely to people passing by
hold the phone while walking
appear absorbed in conversation
88.
What does the last example show?[2分]
One effective way is to fake fone one’s doctor.
One has to be careful while fake foning.
Fake foning may not deceive people.
Fake foning is always quite successful.
89.
After his phone suddenly began ringing, the author _______.[2分]
immediately started talking to the caller
immediately started talking to his colleague
put the phone away and stopped talking
continued with his fake conversation
90.
What is the tone of the passage?[2分]
Critical.
Humorous.
Serious.
Unclear.
TEXT C
        It was late in the afternoon, and I was putting the final touch on a  piece of writing that I was feeling pretty good about. I wanted to save it,  but my cursor had frozen. I tried to shut the computer down, and it seized up  altogether. Unsure of what else to do, I yanked (用力猛拉) the battery out.
        Unfortunately, Windows had been in the midst of a delicate and crucial  undertaking. The next morning, when I turned my computer back on, it informed me that a file had been corrupted and Windows would not load. Then, it offered to repair itself by using the Windows Setup CD.
        I opened the special drawer where I keep CDs. But no Windows CD in there. I was forced to call the computer company's Global Support Centre. My call was answered by a woman in some unnamed, far-off land. I find it annoying
  to make small talk with someone when I don't know what continent they're standing on. Suppose I were to comment on the beautiful weather we've been having when there was a monsoon at the other end of the phone? So I got right to the point. "My computer is telling me a file is corrupted and it wants to fix itself, but I don't have the Windows Setup CD."
        "So you're having a problem with your Windows Setup CD." She has  apparently been dozing and, having come to just as the sentence ended, was  attempting to cover for her inattention. It quickly became clear that the woman was not a computer technician. Her job was to serve as a gatekeeper, a human shield for the technicians. Her sole duty, as far as I could tell, was to raise global stress levels.
        To make me disappear, the woman gave me the phone number for Windows'  creator, Microsoft. This is like giving someone the phone number for, I don't  know, North America. Besides, the CD worked; I just didn't have it. No matter how many times I repeated my story, we came back to the same place. She was calm and resolutely polite.
        When my voice hit a certain decibel (分贝), I was passed along, like a hot, irritable potato, to a technician.
        "You don't have the Windows Setup CD, ma'am, because you don't need it,"  he explained cheerfully.
        "Windows came preinstalled on your computer!"
        "But I do need it."
        "Yes, but you don't have it." We went on like this for a while. Finally, he offered to walk me through the use of a different CD, one that would erase my entire system. "Of course, you'd lose all your e-mail, your documents, your photos." It was like offering to drop a safe on my head to cure my headache. "You might be able to recover them, but it would be expensive." He sounded delighted. "And it's not covered by the warranty (产品保证书)!" The safe began to seem like a good idea, provided it was full.
        I hung up the phone and drove my computer to a small, friendly repair place I'd heard about. A smart, helpful man dug out a Windows CD and told me it wouldn't be a problem. An hour later, he called to let me know it was ready. I thanked him, and we chatted about the weather, which was the same outside my window as it was outside his.
91.
Why did the author shut down her computer abruptly?[2分]
Because she had saved what she had written.
Because she couldn’t move the cursor.
Because the computer refused to work.
Because the computer offered to repair itself.
92.
Which of the following is the author’s opinion about the woman at the Global Support Centre?[2分]
She sounded helpful and knowledgeable.
She was there to make callers frustrated.
She was able to solve her computer problem.
She was quick to pass her along to a technician.
93.
According to the passage, the solution offered by the technician was
_______.[2分]
effective
economical
unpractical
unacceptable
94.
"It was like offering to drop a safe on my head to cure my headache” in the
last but one paragraph means that _______.[2分]
the technician’s proposal would make things even worse
the technician’s proposal could eventually solve the problem
files stored on her computer were like a safe
erasing the entire system was like curing a headache
95.
It can be inferred from the passage that the differences between the Global
Support Centre and the local repair shop lie in all the following EXCEPT
_______.[2分]
efficiency
location
setup CDs
attitude.
TEXT D
        Not long ago, a mysterious Christmas card dropped through our mail slot.  The envelope was addressed to a man named Raoul, who, I was relatively certain, did not live with us. The envelope wasn't sealed, so I opened it. The inside of the card was blank. Ed, my husband, explained that the card was both from and to the newspaper deliveryman. His name was apparently Raoul, and Raoul wanted a holiday tip. We were meant to put a check inside the card and then drop the envelope in the mail. When your services are rendered at 4 a.m., you can't simply hang around, like a hotel bellboy expecting a tip. You have to be direct.
        So I wrote a nice holiday greeting to this man who, in my imagination, fires The New York Times from his bike aimed at our front door, causing more  noise with mere newsprint than most people manage with sophisticated black market fireworks.
        With a start, I realized that perhaps the reason for the 4 a.m. wake-up noise was not ordinary rudeness but carefully executed spite: I had not tipped Raoul in Christmases past. I honestly hadn't realized I was supposed to. This was the first time he'd used the card tactic. So I got out my checkbook. Somewhere along the line, holiday tipping went from an optional thank-you for a year of services to a Mafia-style protection racket (收取保护费的黑社会组织).
        Several days later, I was bringing our garbage bins back from the curb when I noticed an envelope taped to one of the lids. The outside of the envelope said MICKEY. It had to be another tip request, this time from our garbage collector. Unlike Raoul, Mickey hadn't enclosed his own Christmas card from me. In a way, I appreciated the directness. "I know you don't care how merry my Christmas is, and that's fine," the gesture said. "I want $30, or  I'll 'forget' to empty your garbage bin some hot summer day."
        I put a check in the envelope and taped it back to the bin. The next morning, Ed noticed that the envelope was gone, though the trash hadn't yet been picked up: "Someone stole Mickey's tip!" Ed was quite certain. He made me call the bank and cancel the check.
        But Ed had been wrong. Two weeks later, Mickey left a letter from the bank on our steps. The letter informed Mickey that the check, which he had tried to cash, had been cancelled. The following Tuesday morning, when Ed saw a truck outside, he ran out with his wallet. "Are you Mickey?"
        The man looked at him with scorn. "Mickey is the garbageman. I am the  recycling." Not only had Ed insulted this man by hinting that he was a garbageman, but he had obviously neglected to tip him. Ed ran back inside for more funds. Then he noticed that the driver of the truck had been watching the whole transaction. He peeled off another twenty and looked around, waving bills in the air. "Anyone else?"
        Had we consulted the website of the Emily Post Institute, this embarrassing breach of etiquette (礼节) could have been avoided. Under "trash / recycling collectors" in the institute's Holiday Tipping Guidelines, it says: "$10 to $30 each." You may or may not wish to know that your pet groomer, hairdresser, mailman and UPS guy all expect a holiday tip.
96.
The newspaper deliveryman put a blank card inside the envelope because
_______.[2分]
he forgot to write a few words on it
he wanted the couple to send it back
he used it to ask for a Christmas tip
he was afraid of asking for a tip in person
97.
From the passage, we learn that the author _______.[2分]
didn’t like Raoul’s way of delivering the paper
didn’t realize why Raoul delivered the paper that way
didn’t know that Raoul came very early in the morning
didn’t feel it necessary to meet Raoul when he came
98.
According to the passage, the author felt ____ to give Raoul a holiday tip.[2分]
excited
delighted
embarrassed
forced
99.
Which of the following is CORRECT about Mickey, the garbage collector?[2分]
He wrote a letter to the couple afterwards.
He failed to collect the money from the bank.
He wanted the couple to send him a Christmas card.
He collected both the cheek and the garbage that day.
100.
Ed’s encounter with the recycling team shows that _______.[2分]
Ed was desperate to correct his mistake
Ed only wanted to give money to Raoul
Ed was unwilling to tip the truck driver
Ed no longer wanted to give them money
PART VI  WRITING
SECTION A  COMPOSITION
1.
  Tourism is a booming business in China. However, some people worry that too many tourists may bring harm to the environment, while others don’t think so.
      As tourism has been experiencing a flourishing time recently in China, many people believe that tourism will accelerate economic growth and bring benefits to the dwellers of the city. So they hold the opinion that we should try our endeavors to promote tourism; however, those who see the other side of the picture utter a sonorous voice that tourism may bring about a disastrous impact on our environment. As far as I am concerned, my opinion is the same as the latter's for the following reasons:
      In the first place, with many travelers flocking to different destinations over the country, air travel, car travel and train travel are adding to the planet’s pollution crisis and this is becoming a serious problem. Tourism development must accompany a sharp rise in traffic; however, we have to admit that the scenes of packed vehicles around the tourist attractions are not a pleasant view, let alone the exhaust fumes emitted. Besides, in some mountainous areas, in order to attract the tourists, trees are cut down to build the roads and hotels to facilitate people’s exploration of scenic spots, which itself serves as the evidence of negative effects imposed on the local environment. In addition, some tourists’ lack of awareness of environmental protection leads to damage on a large scale, from the garbage spread around to the animals scared away or even killed by the tourists, which badly damages the balance of the natural environment.
      In short, to develop tourism at the cost of environment is proved wrong beyond doubt. Thus, we need to find a balance between satisfying the needs of tourists and reducing to a minimum the damage tourism causes.[10分]
参考答案:

As tourism has been experiencing a flourishing time recently in China, many people believe that tourism will accelerate economic growth and bring benefits to the dwellers of the city. So they hold the opinion that we should try our endeavors to promote tourism; however, those who see the other side of the picture utter a sonorous voice that tourism may bring about a disastrous impact on our environment. As far as I am concerned, my opinion is the same as the latter's for the following reasons:
In the first place, with many travelers flocking to different destinations over the country, air travel, car travel and train travel are adding to the planet’s pollution crisis and this is becoming a serious problem. Tourism development must accompany a sharp rise in traffic; however, we have to admit that the scenes of packed vehicles around the tourist attractions are not a pleasant view, let alone the exhaust fumes emitted. Besides, in some mountainous areas, in order to attract the tourists, trees are cut down to build the roads and hotels to facilitate people’s exploration of scenic spots, which itself serves as the evidence of negative effects imposed on the local environment. In addition, some tourists’ lack of awareness of environmental protection leads to damage on a large scale, from the garbage spread around to the animals scared away or even killed by the tourists, which badly damages the balance of the natural environment.
In short, to develop tourism at the cost of environment is proved wrong beyond doubt. Thus, we need to find a balance between satisfying the needs of tourists and reducing to a minimum the damage tourism causes.
SECTION B  NOTE-WRITING

2.
Write a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:
        Lily, your roommate, is looking for a part-time job in the coming summer  vacation. You saw an ad for a private English tutor for a schoolboy. Write her a note, telling her what the job is and strongly recommending it to her.
  Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and  appropriateness.[5分]
参考答案:
May 3rd, 2009
Dear Lily,
      The summer vacation is around the corner, and I know that you are looking for a part-time job. The other day I saw an ad looking for a private English tutor for a schoolboy. The job should be simple and flexible enough. Besides, you can earn some money for your long dreamt oversea travel. What attracts me is that his home is only a ten-minute ride from our campus. Are you interested? If so, come and see for yourself.
Best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
Fiona

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