Manager: When are you gonna take your vacation?
Woman: _ 1 C. I was planning to take it at the end of this month. My husband and I haven't had a chance to have a vacation over the past three years. So we areplanning to travelto Europe this time. Why? 2 D. Has something come up?
Manager: Well, would it be too inconvenient for you to wait until next month?
Woman: Hm....not really. 3 A. I guess I can put it off until next month, but I've got to talk about it with my husband.
Manager: 4 B. Thank you very much. . I really appreciate your being so flexible.
Speaker A: Why weren't you at school yesterday?
Speaker B: 5 C. I wasn't really feeling well.
Speaker A: What was wrong with you?
Speaker B: My stomach was upset.
Speaker A: Do you feel better now?
Speaker B: 6 B. I dodt really feel too well yet.
Speaker A: Do you want anything to make you feel better?
Speaker B: No, thanks. 7 A. I already took some medicine.
Speaker A: I hope you feel better.
Speaker B: Thank you. D. Yes. I'm as good as an ox now.
Teacher: Tom, you're banging the table. It looks like you're angry.
Boy: 8 D. I'vc looked everywhere.
But I can't find the red block (积木) .
Teacher: Let me see. I can tell when I'm getting angry because my face feels hot and my heart beats faster. Did you feel anything like that when you banged the table just now?
Boy: Yes, I think so.
Teacher: _ 9 AThink about it.
What else could you have done ifyou couldn't find the block?
Boy: Mmm... 10 C. Ask you for help. 0r find something else to play with.
Teacher: That's great, Tom. B. It must feeJ good.
One cowardly person came to a master ofmartial arts (武术) to leam bravery. The master looked at him and said:
"The thing is," the ruaster smiled, <;that cowardice is only a habit. And by doing the things that scare us, we can c~estroy镪e stereotypes. And now you know that bravery is the same habit. To make it a part of yourself, you need to move forward into the fear. And then the fear will ret'reat, and bravery will take its place."
11. Wyhat task did the master askihe person to finish? C. To tell strangers about his own weakness.
12. What did the person think ofthe task? B. Ratherdifficult.
13. What does Paragraph 4 mainly describe? C. The changes experienced by the person.
14.W}len the person came back to the master, _ C. he was no longer cowardly
15. in the last paragraph the master explains A. why cowardice can change into bravery
My father had a small business, employing a~:,out 15 people at any given tune. We sold all sorts of dairy prc~c~ucts, and many more, from a small store in front of the dairy building. During the summer months, rows of eager tourists
My father was a wise and compassicnate employer. Because of this, Debbie became a loyal and hard-working employee for 16 years-and a friend for life.
16. The small business run by the author's father D. was quite successful
17. The author considered Debbie's mistakes as C. unbearable
18. When the author's father first mentioned Mrs. Forbush, Debbie thought th&t . C. she would be punished
19. The author's father A. didn't do what the author had suggested
20. It can be concluded from the way the author's father treated Debbie that B. encouragement can make people improve
I saw an ad for a device that allows your dog to talk to you. Bow. r_.ingual, a Japanese inveD.tion. entereci the
But I think I witnessed the ultimate dog communication technique years ago. It was a neighbor's dog. I can't
remember the breed or name. All I remember is how bright she was. She had no need for Bow Lingual. Whenever
frustrated w/th her family, which appeared to be quite often, she would stroll into the living room, turn her back to themand sit directly in front of the TV they were watching. And pee. No translation needed. And you need not be smart orrich to figure that out. .
21. We can infer from the passage that sale of"The Dog Translator" in Japan _ B. was quite successful
22. "The Dog Translator" -* D. is quite simple and easy to use
23. What will the author's dog Murphy do at the kitchen door to remind them ofher dinner? A. She will give one bark.
24. What does the phrase "in a row" in paragraph 3 mean? C. One after another.
25. The author seems to think that "The Dog Translator" is B. popular but useless
Running late again, I rushed into the Cub Scouts parents' meeting, noting the surplus of empty chairs. At least, Iwasn't tl,e only one running behind, I told myself with great relief.
As I watched them, I thought of the empty chairs at that meeting and those who would never know this joy. After all, I gave those boys onlyone hour of my time every week, but they rewarded me with their hearts.
26. It is clear that the Cubmaster D. was disappointed with the situation
27. The author began to feel guilty when B. the master talked about the problem
28. It can be learned that the author _ C. was willing to take the challenge
29. At first the author considered spending time with children _ C. difficult but worthy
30. The last paragraph is mainly written to D. show that our efforts on children are rewarding
Part III Vocabulary and Structure (10 points)
31. America's emphasis on the importance of education for everyone has spurred scientific research. A .encouraged
32. Photojournalist Margaret White became famous for her coverage of significant events during the Second World War. C.reportage.
33. Below 600 feet ocean waters range from dimly lit to completely dark. C. faintly
34. "I'm not meddling," Mary said mildly. "I'mjust curious. "A.gently
35, In 1861 it seemed inevitable that the southem states would break away from the Union. B. certain
36. Many of novelist Carson McCullers' characters are isolated, disappointed people. A.solitary
37. The workers finally called off the strike.C .cancelled
38. The stories of Sarah Orne Jewett are considered by many to be more authentically regional than those of Bret Harte. B. genuinely
39. The number ofthe United States citizens who are eligible to vote continues to increase. D. entitled
40. Formulated in 1823, the Monroe Doctrine asserted that the Americas were no longer open to European colonization A .stated firmly
41.Smoking is not permitted in the office. D. allowed .
42. The chairman proposed that we should stop the meeting. C. suggested
43. I feel regret about what's happened. A .sorry
44. She has proved that she can be relied on in a crisis. B. depended on
45. John removed his overcoat. C. took off
46. When she was invited to the party, she readily accepted. A.willingly
47. The dentist has decided to extract her bad tooth. A.takeou
48. You must shine your shoes. D.polish
49. The majority ofpeople around here are decent people. A .honest
50. A deadly disease has affected these animals. C.fatal
Part IV Cloze (10 points)
Mystery novels sell thousands of copies each year. And many _51 B. readers count Agatha Christie among their favoriteauthors. Christie was born in September 52 A. of 1890 in England. When she was 53 C. growing up, her mother often told her stories. Christie loved these 54 B. stories that took her into a world of fantasy. Christie's mother also encouraged her to write froma 55 A. young age.
At 16, Christie went to a school in Paris to study piano and singing. She learned to play the piano very well. But she 56 D. never made music a career because ofstage fright.
At 22, she fellin love with Archie Christie. They 57 C. got married in 1914 at the beginning ofWorld War I. During
the war, Christie wrote her first detective story: The M.ysterious Ajfair at Styles. She chose the crime, and then _58 C. invented a detective named Hercule Poirot to solve it. She sent the book to a publisher, 59 A. but it was rejected.
After the war ended, CMstie sent her book to more publishers and finally in 1920, one 60 D. Published it. She earned just ~25 for it. Over the next few years, Christie wrote more books and short stories, gaining experience as a writer.
Part V Translation (15 points)
Most people do not equate wealth with a big house or yacht（游艇）.In fact, only 7% ofpeople surveyed associate
six-figure yearly income would make them feel rich. Yet most people who are rich don't even consider theruselves rich.
Part VI Writing (15 points)
Do You Think Awards and Prizes can Serve a Useful Purpose?
A prize or reward, whether it's the Nobel Prize, the Academy Award, or the best handwriting Award in an elementary school, is important. They can serve a useful purpose, because they can have economic, personal, an dsocial effects that enrich the iife Of the winners.
Prizes like the Nobel Prize are cash award. The winners are encouraged financially. They can use the money toimp rove their living and working conditions, and as we know that many of the winners use the money for their further research and studies. An award, like the Academy Award, gives people honors. This is also an encouragement tothe recipients. For example, an actress who wins best actress with the Academy Award will be offered more roles and a higher pay than actresses who don't win. Even an elementary school boy who received the school's Best Handwriting Award will be proud of himself and may get a congratulation gift from his parents or grandparents.
The personal benefits of receiving any reward are evident. Any award winner is pleased because he or she has been recognized as success fulin his or her work That's why when many people receive the Academy Award, they of ien cry because of happiness. So we can say that awards and prizes serve a very useful purpose in encouraging people to work harder and to be more successful.
Tina: l'm so glad the weekends finally here.
Lewis: Me too. Imagine._1 D. lt's a long weekend. We've got three days in a row.
Tina: So, where're you going? _
Lewis: 2 A I don't have any plans yet l'Iljust playit by ear. 3 B. How about you?
Tina: We're going to go hiking and camping in the mountains.
Lewis: That sounds exciting!
Tina: Wanna join us?
Lewis: Hm, 4 C. let me think about it. l'll let you know later.
James: Oh, my goodness, the tra 仔 ic is crawling.
Andy: _ 5 B. I think there's an accident ahead.
James: We're now running late.
Andy: _ 6 A. I know. _Why don't we take a different route?
James: 7 D. Let me take a look at the map._Yes, there's an exit three quarters of a mile ahead. We'll exit Market Street, head west, and then get on the Pennsylvania Freeway.
Andy: OK, let's do that even though we may have to take a longer way.
Joan: 8 D. Why are you so late?
Mike: I couldn't find my car keys.
Joan: 9 C. What happened?
Mike: I left the keys in the car.
Joan: That's awful. 10 B. How did you get the door open?
Mike: Fortunately, my girlfriend has a spare key.
A 10 Year-old boy decided to study judo (柔道) despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a terrible caraccident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master, and he was doing well. But he couldn't understand move to win the match.
Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.
"You won for two reasons," the master answered, "first, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. Second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm."
11. Why did the boy want to learn judo? D. The reason was not mentioned in the passage.
12. When a referee cails a "time-out", _ B. the game stops for a short time
13. Why did the master insist on continuing the match? C. He had confidence in the boy's skill
14. What probably caused the defeat of the boy's opponent in the final? A. ovar-confidence
15. What does the passage mainly tell us? A, One can turn a weakness into an advantage.
Do American children still learn handwriting in school? In this age of the keyboard, some people seem to think handwriting lessons are on the way out.
But Steve Graham at Vanderbilt said: "Word processing is rarely done in elementary school. especially in the early years. Even xvith high school teachers, we find that less than fifty percent of assignments are done via word processing or with word processing. And in fact, if we added in taking notes and doing tests in class, most ofthe writing done in school is done by hand.
16, Some people think handwriting lessons are out of date, because D. they write through computers not by handwriting
17. According to the survey published by Professor Steve Graham A. most teachers in grades one to three still teach handwriting
18. Students willleam handwriting wellby_ B. practicing it once in a short time
19. The purpose for us to write is to_ C. express our ideas
20. According to the author, handwriting lessons D. are stil! necessary for elementary school students
One of my favorite posters says, "Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a reallife you would have beeniristructed where to go and what to do. " Whenever I think of this humorous bit of wisdom, it reminds me not to takem,t life so seriouslt.
If you try this strategy you may be surprised at your changed responses. For example, I used to struggle a greatdeal over the issue of my perception of not having enough time. I would rush around trying to get everything done. Iblamed m\/ schedule, my family, my circumstances, and anything else I could think of for my bad situation. Then itdawned on me that my real challenge was to see my struggle as a test. Seeing this issue as a test finally helped me tocope with one of my biggest personal frustrations. It has become far more acceptable to me to take things as they are.
21. The author suggests that people C. see iife as a test
22. lf Vou See the many challenges in your life as a battle you must win, you will probably _ A. feel greater pressure
23. Paragraph 3 in the passage _ B. offers a suggestion for handling problems in life
24. As is mentioned in Paragraph 4, "your changed responses" may probably result
D. a new outlook on your problems
25. The author has realized that his problem was C. struggling with his issues too much .
Did your mum and dad go to university, or did they leave school and go straight to the Job Centre? The educational experience of parents is still important when it comes to how today's students choose an area of study and what to do after grraduation, according to The Future-track research in the UK.
For those with graduate parents, this lack of guidance may, the researchers suggest, be less of a probiern. "But, forthose without the advantages, lack of access to career guidance before applying for higher education leaves themexposed to making poorer choices, " the survey concludes.
26. The main idea of the passage is that C. students' approach to higher education correlates with their parents' educational experience
27. A young person coming from a non-professional household B. is more likely to choose vocational education
28. In which of the following aspects do Kim Burnett and Harriet Edge have in common? D. Both ofthem chose degrees forjob security.
29. It is implied that A. the cost ofa degree in medicine is very high
30. Those with graduate parents may B.make better choices when applying for higher education
31. The size of the castle and its commanding position still A.impress _the visitors today?
32. Lee is coming on very well now, and it's a B.matter _of deciding how to fit into the team.
33. The trip to this city gave me the impression C.that it is not worth a second visit.
34. You can hardly imagine how difficult B.itis to find a decentjob at a big company.
35. You have plenty oftime to go, so take it B.easy
36._ D.This is what bothers me; we have no time to consider late applications.
37. After A. running through the numbers in every possible combination, we finally hit on a solution.
38. Either h~ escaped, or he was put in prison; in C. any case he was never seen again.
39. We should C. any case our differences and discuss the things we have in common.
40. Seldom did we realize that many of our hair problems C. result from what we eat.
41. Mark needs to travel A. extensively.with his varied business interests.
42. To build more _ A. settlements on the west bank of this river will lead to more blood shedd/ng.
43. There is a Chinese restaurant in the A. neighborhood Let's go there for a change.
44. Small children often wonder what keeps the earth B. in place _jn space.
45. In terms ofthe quality of teaching, the high school my daughter attended B.shines
46. People who use words skillfully _ D. command instant attention and respect.
47. The sun is so large that ifit were_ C .hollow , it would hold a million earths.
48. The movie T/tan/c,impressive and C.moving was a great hit both at home and abroad.
49. She said, "You can call me at work. The_ B. extension number ofmy office is 2020."
50. Having worked as a ( n) C.associate professor for five years, he is considering becoming a full professor.
The process of gaining or losing weight can be explained by comparing your body to your car. Both run B. on fuel, food for your body and gasoline for your car. Both convert that fuel, first into heat, then energy, ,some of D. which isused to do work, and some emitted as waste. And just as your car uses more energy when the engine is racing tha.n whenit is idling, B. so your body uses more energy when you are working hard than C. when you are resting.
For the purpose of this comparison, 55.A.however , there is one significant difference between them. Yol~r car. cannotstore fuel by turning it into something else; all gasoline not consumed remains as gasoline. But your body stores _ C. excess energy as fat. When the gas tank is B.completely empty, the car won't run; but your body can burn fat to provide moreenergy.
Therefore, if you want to gain weight, you must do C. either 0f two things: eat more calories (units of heat,therefore energy), or use less through inactivity. If'you want to lose weight, you do the 59.A.reverse , decrease w.. .ur ir,takeof calories or increase the amount of energy you spend. There is B. no other. way. Gaining or iosing weight is always a
relation between intake and output of potential energy.
Part V Translation (15 points)
Too frequently, students seem to take for granted their right, or even their access? to interviews and to jobs needed. tobegin their careers.
produced enormous changes in the way business and industry operate in North America, and in the ways inwblebpeople are employed.
PartVI Writing (15 points)
In the iast few years, there has been a craze of Wechat,a kind of online communicating tool. An increasing number of people are using Wechat nowadays, chatting, posting and passing messages and articles online. Regardingthis phenomenon, opinions vary from person to person.
I am in favor of the use of We chat, taking the following factors into account. In the first place, Wechat provides us with an opportunity to communicate more freely and conveniently. And we can express our opinions to a much larger aud;ence in the group or visited by our friends in the "Friends Community". Moreover, Wechat offers people a chance to practice organizing their thoughts and language, which also helps sharpen their writing skills.
We ma\/ safely draw the conclusion from the above discussion, that Wechat is a useful communicating tool as well as medium, by which people can communicating their ideas and share information. So, Wechat will play a significant role in our life.
Mark: There is a sailor there. I am going to ask that sailor if he knows where I can find a boat to Mosquito City.
Mark: 1 C. Excuse me!
Sailor: Yeah. What can I do for you, buddy?
Mark: I am going to... 2 B. I want to go to Mosquito City.
Sailor: Mosquito City. Oh! Wow! Well, it's a great place, Mosquito City, buddy!
Mark: Ok, so I want to go there. 3 D. Can I go there on your boat?
Sailor: No, but ifyou walk about a mile to your left, you will come across a big banana boat.
Mark: A banana boat? ...that direction?
Sailor: Yeah,just ask for John. He is a friend of mine. Ok? 4 A. He will take you there.
Mark: Ok. Ok. Good on you.
Blanca: Hello. I'm calling about the apartment you advertised.
Manager: Yes. 5 C. What kind of apartment are you interested in?
Blanca: I'm interested in a one-bedroom. Do you have any available?
Manager: Yes. I have one. When do you need it?
Blanca: Sometime around next week.
Manager: 6 A. Well, it's a one-bedroom apartment.
The monthly rent is $650, with a $300 security deposit. You pay electricity only. Gas and water is
included. Both the heat and stove are gas. You'll be assigned a sheltered parking space at no extra charge. 7 D. And...that's probably it.
Blanca: Sounds good. May I come over tomorrow to take a look?
Mary: We've been married 8 years in August.
Joan: Wow, that's a long time! 8 B. Do you regret it?
Mary: Not in the least!
Mary: Because we are happy.
Joan: 9 C. That is the most important thing.
How have you stayed so happy?
Mary: We spend time together.
Joan: Anything else?
Mary: We talk to each other.
Joan: Every day?
lVIary: Yes, every day! It's important too!
JToan: Do you wish to change anything?
Mary: _10 A. I wish we had got married sooner!
Joan: Why do you say that?
rVlary: So I could have spent more time with her!
When we meet a person, our first impression is based on their body language and their speech. When someone
To get a hold of your bad habit of using "uhm", you can try the following exercises: 1) Record your speech when you prepare; 2) Write out your entire speech beforehand; 3) Take a moment to center yourself; and 4) Speak a little more slowly. Make a pledge today: drop the "uhm"!
11. The main topic ofthe passage is _ D.how to make your speech flow
12. By the "bad habit", the author refers to . C. speaking in a broken way
13. The "bad habit" is harmful because it makes the speaker look C. unconfident
14. The word "unleam"(Para. 5) can be replaced with c B. stop
15. The last paragraph is concerned with A. the strategies to get rid ofthe bad habit
Saving energy means saving money. Homeowners know this basic fact, but they often don't know what kinds of adjustments they can make in their houses and apartments that will result in savings.
be leaky to let in cold wind, and choose double-paned (取层) windows if you're building an addition or replacing old windows. Most areas of your home or apartment offer opportunities to save energy and ruoney. The results are significant and are well worth the effort.
16. According to the passage, which ofthe following would an energy assessor do?
D. Check your heating system.
17. As is implied in the passage, energy assessment is B. worthwhile in the long run
18. Which ofthe following is NOT mentioned in the passage? C.Alocal energy company will send an energy assessor on request.
19. According to the passage, double-paned windows A.are energy efficient
20. Which ofthe following best expresses the main idea ofthis passage? A.There are many things a homeowner can do to save energy and money.
Is Halloween celebrated where you live? In the United States and Canada, Halloween is widely known andcelebrated every year on October 31. Halloween customs, though, can be found in many other parts of the globe. ……………………………………
In view of the foregoing, it is wise-for you to know about the dark origins of Halloween and similar celebrations.Having this fuller understanding may help you decide whether to participate in these holidays.
21. According to the author, the theme ofHalloween is to C. contact the spirit ofthe dead
22. Many people regard Halloween celebrations as harmful because B. some ofthe celebration activities are frightening
23. Those who celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins may _ A. not understand Halloween's true meaning
24. According to the passage, Halloween was probably first celebrated by _D. Celts
25. The author's purpose in writing this passage is to C. tell people to be carefulin deciding whether to celebrate Halloween
Scientists measured the impact that people have on the environment using a term called carbon "footprint." That footprint reflects the amount ofcarbon dioxide that is em/tted (摊放) into the atmosphere as a result of someone's daily
The new findings are an important contribution to climate research, says Matthew Kahn, an environmental economist at the University of California, who was not mvolved with the study. Kahn would like to see the analysis applied to other parts of the world-Europe, India and China, for instance. That would give scientists a better feel for how culture might mix xvith location to infiuence our carbon footprints.
26. "Footprint" refers to the amount ofcarbon dioxide released by A. anindividual
27. What is the new finding concerning the footprints ofpeople living in cities and those living in suburbs? D. The latter are higher than the former.
28. What is the key factor m. entioned to explain the new findings? B. Distance travelled by cars.
29. What cloes Matthew Kahn think ofthe new findings? A. He thinks highly ofthem.
30. What is the purpose ofthe author in writing the passage? C.Yo introduce the research on carbon footprints.
Part II! Vocabulary and Structure (10 points)
31. Will you please call my husband as soon as possible? C.phone
32. We'll give every teacher space to develop. C.room
33. I have to go at once. B.immediately
34. The policeman asked him to identify the thief. A. name
35. We were all there when the accident occurred. A.happened
36. It took me exactly a week to complete the work. D. finish
37. The herb medicine eventually cured her disease. C. finally
38. Sulphur has occasionally been found in the earth in an almost pure state. C. sometimes
39. When doves are about two weeks old, they are covered with grey feathers and are ready to ly their wings. D. test
40. I rarely wear a raincoat because I spend most of my time in a car.B. seldom
41. I had to keep the video camera ready _ I saw something that needed to be filmed. B. incase
42. l'd appreciate _ if you would like to teach me how to use the computer. B. it
43. People get wiser and more experienced _ the increase ofage. A. with
44. The way _ such research impacts on us may not be immediately obvious. A. in which
45. The fact that the child was born didn't prevent him from performing well at school. A. weak
46. The U.S. devotes _ ofitsincome to universities and colleges as Germany. D. twice as much 47. bothers me is that I have failed the road test. C. What
48. It is the teachers to see that these rules are observed. C. upto
49. What he said was too for me to understand and I got totally lost. C. complex
50. What I did was right, and ifl had done anything less, it wrong. A. would have been
Part IV Cloze (10 points)
A new report says more and more intemational students are attending colleges and universities in the US. It also notes a large increase in the number ofinternational students 51 B.from China.The report is a joint project of the State Department and the Institute oflntemational Education (IIE), a non-profit educational and traini_ng 52 C.organization .The report documents the 53 A. number 0finternational students in the US during the 2011-2012 school year. It says more than 764,400 such students _ 54 D. wereattending American colleges and universities during that period, 55 C.which represents an increase of almost 6% compared to one year earlier. 56 B.Bycomparison , the number ofAmericans 57 A. studying 0verseas mcreased by one percent. The report says 194,000 students at American colleges and universities were from China. That is an increase of more than 23% over the year 58 D. before . Peggy Blumenthal, an assistant to the IIE president, 59 C.described the effect of the ncrease in Chinese students, "Now they have been coming for some time. But this year was the 60 B. highest level ever, and it really showed in the figures, driving the whole global, international undergraduate enrollment to be higher than the graduate students."
Part V Translation (15 points)
A study found that people generally become happier and experience less worry after age fifty. In fact, it found thatby the age of eighty-five, people are happier with their life than they were at eighteen.
Part VI Writing (15 points)
The Advantages or Disadvantages ofllaving Hobbies
Most people have hobbies, and I think this is very good, because hobbies can bring them many advantages.
First of aH,a hobby can make boredom a thing ofthe past, because the hobby can fill their empty hours with interesting and constructive activities. For example,I like gardening. Whenever I feel bored,1 would go to my balcony to take care of the plants and enjoy the beautiful flowers. Then l would feel relaxed.A hobby can also add to the sense of self-esteem. Because knowing oneself is an expert at something can increase one's confidence. Thirdly,a hobby can bring one in contact with new and interesting people. Other people who share the same hobby are an excellent source of friendship. For example, people who like singing have organized some singing organizations, and many ofthem have become close friends.
Hobbies can often bring a lot of advantages to the people who invest time and energy iIl them. So I think we all should have hobbies.
Part I Dialogue Completion (10 points)
Speaker A: Are you going to the party on Saturday?
Speaker B: I was thinking about it. _ 1 D. Are you?
Speaiker A: Yeah, 1 heard it's gOing to be a lot of fun.
Speaker B: 2 C. Really? Well, what time does it start?
Speaker A:It starts at 8:00 pm, and I really think you should go. .
Speaker B: 3 B. Well, who all is going to be there?
Speaker A: Everybody from school.
Speaker A: Have you heard my good news?
Speaker B: 4 B. You haven't told me anything yet.
Speaker A: I got a promotion at work earlier this week.
Speaker B: 5 A. Is that right?
Speaker A: It's the truth. I am really happy.
Speaker B:Congratulations on your promotion.
Speaker A: Thank you very much.
Speaker B: I am really excited for you.
Speaker A: 6 D. Are you really?
Speaker B: I'm serious. You deserved this promotion.
Speaker A: 7 C. Is that what you really think?
Speaker B: Yes, I do.
Speaker A: 8 B. I need v. our assistance.
Speaker B: What's the problem?
Speaker A: I can't find the place I'm looking for.
Speaker B: What are you looking for?
Speaker A: 9 D. 1 8m trying to go see a movie.
Speaker B: You don't know where the theater is?
Speaker A: I'm completely lost.
:Do yoL~ have 8~iy idea where the mall is?
Seker A: Yes, I do.
Spe ker A: r ciiciln't kn.W the mall hac; a movie theater.
pealk,er B: 10 A. The maU has ns oxvn movie theater.
It's newiy opened.
C.I'm going f,o the maZl.
l Rea~ing Conxpreherzsion (40 points)
19~irectioi~s:T re LZre 4 passages in zh/s part. Each passage is.foilowed by 5 questions or H嶂nished s'tatemerzts. Foreach oj theFn there are 4 choices marked A, B, C anud D. C魏oose the best one and mark your answer on th.e ANSWER SHEET wil a singie bar through the center of the letter.
peopie, particularly recent college graduafes, dream of owning their own businesses. Although such
Many report that hard work had never been so enjoyable before. Careful research, investigation9 and plann/ng at t~e outset d.o not guarantee success, but they provide a good foundation for the new small business and iis owner.
11.11ile main idea ofthe passage is about C. tips on how to start your own business
12。 Which of the following advisers is most necessary before you begin? C. A lawyer
13. The arlticle indicates that most successful small-business owners are B. experienced in the field
14. One advantage ofbuying an existing business over starting a new one is that B. k has records readily available
15. New business owners may avoid potential problems by _ . D. careful planning.
The comfort zone is our living; work, and social environments that we have grown accustomed t.o. It determir~es
Note if the comfort zone we are seeking is beyond our current income, then, we need to develop a servic~: tha.t
has greater value than our current one. Money, power and influence are not goals; they are rewards onay for persor~al
16. As one grows older,____. A. one's comfort zone becomes narrower
17. What does "be discontent with our current comfort zone" (Para. 3) mean? D. Be dissatisfied with our present lifc.
18. According to the author, daydreaming _ C. prepares us for meaningful changes in life
19. It can be inferred from Paragraph 4 tha B. comfort zone is not necessarily positrvc
20. By seeking a better comfort zone, people aim t.o . A. make greater achievements
Entire cultures operate on elaborate systems of indirectness. For examp!e, it is discovered in a small researchproject that most Greeks assumed that a wife who asked, "Would you like to go to the pa:rty;"' was :hinting that she
over rice-as the last course of a luxurious meal. Befu was not surprised by the feast, because he knew that custom required it. Had he been given what he asked for, he would have been insulted. But custom also required that he make a great show ofbeing surprised.
21. According to Paragraph l, Greeks believe that womenC. carefully weave their wishes into questions
22. On receiving a lunch invitation, Befu first has to D. judge whether the in~itatiori is .serious
23. Why would Befu ask for tea over rice? A. To be polite by making things easy.
24. Which ofthe following statements is true? B. It would be impolite to serve a simple lunch.
25. What is the main idea ofthe passage'? B. Indirectness is evident in many cultures.
In Western culture, an engagement begins with iGyes" to a simple question: "Will you marry me?" Theseheart-stopping words often come with a beautiful diaruond ring. The man making the proposal may get down on one knee. In fact, men have relied on this simple, romantic method ofproposing marriage for years.
These men were confident they would get the answer they wanted. But that's not the point: Creative proposals leave memories to be cherished.
26. What will men do in a traditional proposal? B. Buy diam. onds in advance.
27. Which ofthe following statements is true? A. Firestone didn't speak out the proposal.
28. What does "to br.ag about" (Para. 3) probably mean? A. To talk about with pride.
29. Which ofthe proposals was witnessed by the largest number ofpeople? C. JoeUva's.
30.wards creative proposals?C. They are beautiful memories in life.
Part III Vocabulary and Structure (10 points)
31. We feel sorry _ those who died or got injured in the disaster .C. for
32. Mary was out all night and her parents kept asking her where she _ . C. hadbeen
33. Chelsea and her husband are now working on a new dictionary _ . next year.B. to be published
34. Not discouraged by the accident, she began to work .D. twice as hard
35. it rain, the crops would be saved.B. Should
36. He has changed a lot: _ _ in the past he was extr~:mely self-centered, now he has real concern for others.D. Whereas
37. I finally got the job I dreamed about. Never in all my life _ __ so happy, A. hadlfelt
38. We will be losing money this year _ our new plan works well.B. unless
I offer my apologies in advance.
39. This article may shock some sensitive readers, _ C. towhom
40, They couldn't afford to eat in a restaurant because none ofthem had money on them.C. any
41. is known to all, good friends add happiness and value to life.B. As
42. It was five o'clock in the afternoon they reached the top of the mountain. A. that
43. He is always ready to help others, never them when they turn to him. C. refusing
44. The Internet connection for the entire area when there was a sudden power cut yesterday. D. waslost
45. One can't be really happy if_ _ he enjoys doing is regarded by society as ofno importance A. what
46. This movie appeals to passions ofthe people and to strengthen national unity. A. helps
47. You can fool some ofthe people some ofthe time; but you _ fool all the people all the time. A. cannot
48. The company provides guidance and help so that you can decorate your house _ your own taste. B. to
49. The manager decided to give the job to _he believed had a strong sense of duty. D. whoever
50. High blood pressure is a risk factor that should often be _D. monitored
Part IV Cloze (10 points)
Living in a city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, it is often 51 A. easier _ to find work,and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don't need to own a car. 52 B. Also, there are a lot ofinteresting things to do and places to see. 53 A. Forexample , you can eat in good restaurants, visit museums, and _54 D. go to the theatre and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually f/nd a park 55 B. where you can feed the ducks orjust sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full ofvariety and you need never feel _56 . C. bored However, for every plus 57 C. there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but 58 A. unless it is very well-pa/d, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a city is ofi.en very expensive. It is particularly difficult to find good, 59 B. cheap accommodation. What is ruore, public transport is
sometimes crowded and dirty, especially during the 60 B. rush hours, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every resident is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all,despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.
Part V Translation(i s pojpAts)
Quitting smoking is more of a matter of willpower than ofindividual cboice, for smoking is widely recognized
places in some big cities, which is a positive sign that the awareness of the harm of cigarette smoking has been strengthened.
Part VI Writing (15 points)
Directions: You are to write in no less than 120 words on the topic of "Drunken Driving". You should base your composition. on the ozitline given /n Chinese below.
PartVI Writing写怍(15 points)
Nobody could have faiied to notice the fact that drunken driving has been a grave problem with whicb we are confronted. Generally speaking, there are several reasons behind this phenomenon. Firstly,recent decades have witnessed the rapid development of people's living standards. As a result, carsgained ever-increasing popularity and have found their way into our everyday life. Secondiy, people participate in more activities or banquets than ever before, where they will drink liquor. Then, they may get drunk but continue to drive.
Drunken driving is bound to generate severe consequence if we keep turning a blind eye ton.Firs and foremost, this behavior will directly threaten the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians, resulting in traffic accidents, injuries and even deaths. Besides, treating the injured and repairing broken cars mean a grievous waste of money, time and resources. Last but not least, this irresponsible driwing will make the road a nightmare, and thus,it will causes serious losses of faith in governments and the society. In view of the seriousness of this problem, effective measures must be taken before things get worse.First, it is essential that the supervisory role of laws and regulations should be strengthened to punishthose performing drunken driving. Secondly, the public, especially drivers, should enhance their awareness of public safety. With stringent laws and alert public, it will only a matter of time for drunken driving to become things ofpast.