Part I Vocabulary and Structure (30 points)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete statements in this part. You are required to complete each one by
choosing the most appropriate word or expression from the four choices marked A, B, C and D, then mark
the corresponding letter on the ANSWER SHEET.
1. The dentist has decided to _______ the girl’s bad
A. drawB. extractC. digD. pull
2. Reading the job ad, he wondered whether he was _______ to apply for it.
A. qualifiedB. competentC. competitiveD. diligent
3. All the students were _______by the _______speech given by the headmaster.
A. inspired inspiredB. inspiring inspiringC. inspired inspiringD. inspiring inspired
4. Techniques to _______ the energy of the sun are being developed.
A. convertB. utilizeC. receiveD. store
5. The construction of the railway is said to _______.
A. resumedB. have been terminatedC. suspendedD. rescheduled
6. The latest car model _______ many new improvements.
A. embodiesB. consists ofC. makes upD. marks
7. The two countries have _______ relations with each other.
A. broken offB. broken outC. broken upD. broken down
8. “ Are there any stationers in this street?” “None _______ I know of.”
A. thatB. whichC. whatD. how
9. Under no circumstances _______ the first to use nuclear weapons.
A. will China beB. China will beC. China isD. shall China be
10. In general, _______ little water, you don’t find green field.
A. where there is a B. wherever there is a C. where there isD. when there is
A. had less money and
fewer volunteers than it did last year
B. has both less money and fewer volunteers than those of last year
C. has less money and fewer volunteers than those of last year
D. has less money and fewer volunteers than it had last year
19. “How long did it
take you to realize he was dishonest?” “I _______ from the start.”
A. looked him through B. saw through him
C. looked forward to him D. saw him through
20. He apologized for _______ to come.
A. his being not able
B. not his being able
C. his being able not D. his not being able
Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each
passage is followed by some questions or incomplete
statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best
choice and then mark the corresponding letter on the ANSWER SHEET.
Of all the foods we know, fruit is one of the most healthful. It is also one of the most tasty foods. Almost everyone enjoys fruit. Fruit is grown in almost every part of the world. There are hundreds of different kinds of fruits. And there are thousands of different varieties. In the United States alone, there are several hundred types of apples.
In general thought, there are separate groups. There are tropical fruits. These are most important. In this group, we have bananas and pineapples. They are shipped from tropical countries and are eaten allover the world.
Next come the subtropical fruits. The most important of these are the citrus (柑橘属果树) fruits. Oranges, tangerines (柑橘), limes (酸橙), and grapefruit are favorites. Other fruits in this class are figs, dates, and olives.
The last group comes from the temperate zone. In this group are pears, apples, grapes, and plums. Many kinds of berries fit this group, too. Fruits are very important to the human diet. Besides being tasty, they provide important acids, salts, and vitamins. Also, they are easy to digest. Nutrition experts say that the more fruit people eat, the healthier they become.
31. Of all the foods we know, fruit is one of the most _______.
A. colorful B. healthful C. delicious D. Both B and C
32. Pineapples are grown in _______ climate.
A. cold and dry B. hot and humid C. snowy and wet D. mild and dry
33. Among the following, _______ belong to citrus fruits.
A. tangerines B. pineapples C. grapes D. apples
34. Strawberries probably belong to _______.
A. tropical fruits B. subtropical fruits C. temperate fruits D. None of the above
35. Fruits are popular because they are easy to _______.
A. plant B. digest C. serve D. taste
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent (堕落的) and our language — so the argument runs — must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism (拟古), like preferring candles to electric light or handsome cabs to airplanes. Underneath this lies the half conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for our own purposes.
Now it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economical causes: it is not due to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards political revival: so that the fight against bad English is not foolish and is not
the exclusive concern of professional writers.
36. Many people believe that nothing can be done about the English language because _______.
A. it has been bad for a long time
B. we live in a decadent civilization
C. there are too many bad writers
D. people are too lazy to change their bad habits
37. The word “slovenliness” in the second paragraph most probably means _______.
A. slow development C. widespread B. careless use D. original influence
38. The author believes that _______.
A. it is now too late to do anything about the problem
B. the decline in the language can be stopped
C. language is a natural growth and cannot be shaped for our own purposes
D. the process of an increasingly bad language cannot be stopped
39. The author believes the first stage towards the political revival of the language would be _______.
A. getting rid of bad habits C. avoiding being foolish about it
B. clear thinking D. the fight against bad English
40. It can be learned from the passage that _______.
A. both professional writers and all other people should fight against bad English
B. professional writers are especially responsible for better language habits
C. bad language habits are inevitable because English is becoming ugly
D. any attempt to improve language habits is senseless when people are foolish
The problem of what to do with atomic waste, the harmful unwanted products of atomic energy, is being studied by many scientific minds.
Large atomic reactors produce harmful radioactive elements at the same time that they produce energy. The atomic waste is so powerful that it will be a danger for centuries. What can be done with it? Where can it be placed so that it will not harm human beings?
No one now has the final answer, but hundreds of scientists are searching for it.
What would you do with radioactive atomic waste? Mix it with water and pour it in the ocean? You would not do that if you lived near the water. A box the size of a package of cigarettes would hold the radioactive waste produced by an atomic reactor in five minutes. If you poured it into a body of water more than one hundred miles long and about fifteen miles wide, this small amount of atomic waste could be
discovered by a Geiger counter anywhere within its harbors and bays in less than twenty-four hours. This shows the great size of the problem of what to do with atomic waste.
Atomic waste cannot be burned, boiled away, or made harmless by mixing it with other minerals.
We are not working with a substance that can be destroyed. We are trying to destroy energy, and that is impossible. The only thing we can do is to keep the waste in a place where it will be harmless.
Throwing it into the ocean is one method that has been tried. Atomic waste is placed in metal barrels that are then put in containers as thick and strong as stone. The cases are taken to the deepest part of the ocean and thrown in. For several reasons, however, throwing the atomic waste into the ocean is not a final answer to the problem.
First, the cost of preparing the double containers and taking them to sea is very great. Second, it is not known how long these strong cases can endure the deep ocean currents. How long will it be before the metal and stone cases are broken open by the force of the water? How great a danger will the atomic waste be when it escapes into the deep ocean.
46. Which of the following describes the author’s purpose in writing the above passage?
A. To explain and inform. B. To question and criticize.
C. To amuse and entertain. D. None of the above.
47. Those are the reasons why the atomic waste is so difficult to deal with except _______.
A. it can not be burned or boiled away
B. it can be neutralized with other elements
C. its radioactive elements will do harm to environment
D. it is too powerful and its energy can not be destroyed
48. From paragraph 4 we know _______.
A. people find a good way to deal with atomic waste
B. radioactive elements can melt in water
C. atomic waste can travel very slow in water
D. even small amount of atomic waste has great polluting power
49. It can be inferred from the passage _______.
A. atomic waste is a great treasure to human beings
B. there is no other place where people can throw atomic waste
C. it is easy to throw atomic waste into water
D. at present the most practical way to deal with atomic waste is to throw it into the ocean
50. What do you think the author would talk about after the passage?
A. Where we can find radioactive mineral.
B. Places where people can throw atomic waste.
C. The use of atomic energy.
D. The danger of the atomic waste under the sea.
Part III Cloze (20 points)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A,
B, C and D. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage and mark the corresponding letter
on the ANSWER SHEET.
If you are like most people, your intelligence varies
from season to season. You are probably a lot
___51___ in the spring than you are at any other ___52___ of year. A ___53___ scientist, Elisworth
Huntington, ___54___ from other men’s work and his own ___55___ peoples in different climates that
climate and temperature have a(n) ___56___ effect on our mental abilities.
He found that cool weather is much more ___57___ for creative thinking than in summer ___58___.
This does not mean that all people are ___59___ intelligent in the summer than they are during the
___60___ of the year. It does mean,61 , that the mental abilities of large ___62___ of people tend to
be ___63___ in the summer.
Spring appears to be the best period of the year for ___64___. One reason may be that in the spring
man’s mental abilities are ___65___ by the same factors that ___66___ great changes in all nature.
Fall is the ___67___ best season, then winter. ___68___ summer, it seems to be a ___69___ time to
take a long ___70___ from thinking.
51. A. more gifted B. more natural C. more sensitive
52. A. month B. time C. hour D. week
53. A. impressed B. impressive C. noted D. voted
54. A. credited B. included C. claimed D. concluded
55. A. between B. on C. of D. from
56. A. outstanding B. infinite C. definite D. distinct
57. A. favorable B. fashionable C. fantastic D. favourite
58. A. fever B. temperature C. climate D. heat
59. A. fewer B. less C. scarcely D. seldom
60. A. remainder B. remains C. remnant D. rest
61. A. although B. yet C. however D. still
62. A. multiple B. quantities C. numbers D. amount
63. A. broad B. lowest C. highest D. boldest
64. A. thinking B. thought C. memory D. message
65. A. imitated B. illustrated C. effected D. affected
66. A. carry out B. call for C. bring about D. gain access to
67. A. almost B. secondary C. secondly D. next
68. A. But for B. As for C. By virtue D. As far as
69. A. delicious B. fancy C. satisfactory D. good
70. A. absence B. distance C. vocation D. vacation
Part IV Error Correction (20 points)
Directions: There are 10 sentences. Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts marked A, B,
C, and D. You are required to identity the one that is incorrect, and then write the corresponding letter and
the correct answer on the ANSWER SHEET.
71. Only in recent years have people begun to realize that wild dogs, kept withinCbounds, often do more good than harms.
72. Not only the whole nation, but the whole Europe, indeed the whole human societyneed to alter its attitude to racial problems.
73. Indeed, the importance of reading can never be too stressed. First of all, reading,especial our of class reading, enriches our mind and broadens our horizons.
74. True friends are those who lend you a helping hand instead of leave you when youget into trouble.
75. When people think about precious things, they usually think about money orjewelry. I am not very rich, and I have something very precious in my room.
76. The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students sothey would take a greater interest in the subject.
77. The only thing what really matters to the children is how soon they can return totheir aunt and uncle’s farm.
78. Eminent physicists from all over the world came to the United States to celebrate a centennial of Einstein’s birth.
79. One of the much discussing questions today has to do with whether or not theteaching of reading should start in the kindergarten.
80. I would rather that they do not travel during the bad weather, but they insist thatthey must return home today.
Part V Translation ( 20 points )
Section A ( 5×2)
Directions: Translate the following sentences into Chinese and write on the ANSWER SHEET.
81. From what has
been discussed above, we may safely draw a conclusion that part time job can
produce a far-reaching impact on students and they should be encouraged to take part time jobs,
which will benefit students and their family, even the society as a whole.
82. Although people’s lives have been dramatically changed over the last decades, it must be admitted
that, shortage of funds is still one of the biggest questions that students nowadays have to face
because the tuition fees and prices of books are soaring.
Section B ( 2×5)
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English and write on the ANSWER SHEET.
Part VI Writing ( 20
Directions: Write a composition on the topic Is Good Appearance More Important than Capability?
You should write no less than 150 words and you should base your composition on the outline (given in
Chinese) below. Please write on the ANSWER SHEET.
Is Good Appearance More Important than Capability?
Part Ⅰ Vocabulary and Structure
1. B, 2. A, 3. C, 4. B, 5. B, 6. A, 7. A, 8. A, 9. A, 10. C
11. C, 12. D, 13. A, 14. B, 15. B, 16. A, 17. D, 18. D, 19. B, 20. D
21. B, 22. A, 23. A, 24. A, 25. C, 26. D, 27. A, 28. A, 29. D, 30. A
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension
31. D, 32. B, 33. A, 34. C, 35. B, 36. B, 37. B, 38. C, 39. B, 40. A
41. D, 42. D, 43. B, 44. C, 45. B, 46. B, 47. B, 48. D, 49. B, 50. D
Part Ⅲ Cloze
51. D, 52. B, 53. C, 54. D, 55. C, 56. C, 57. A, 58. D, 59. B, 60. D
61. C, 62. C, 63. B, 64. A, 65. D, 66. C, 67. D, 68. B, 69. D, 70. D
Part Ⅳ Error Correction
71. D 改为harm
72. C 改为needs
73. C 改为especially
74. C 改为leaving
75. C 改为but
76. B 改为so that
77. A 改为that
78. D 改为the
79. A 改为much discussed questions,
80. B改为did not travel
Part V Translation
83. I have told you my opinions, and whether you do this or not depends on /is up to you.
84. It was because of her lack of experience that she didn’t know how to deal with this situation.
85. It didn’t occur to us that they would come, and we thought that they were still in Canada.
86. I prefer shopping online to shopping in the department store, because the former is more
convenient and time saving.
87. This book, from which I learn a lot of information, was written by a scientist.
Part VI Writing
Is Good Appearance More Important than Capability?
Old people often tell the young, “Don’t judge a person by his appearance”, meaning capability is more
important than appearance. However, nowadays, with more interviewers putting emphasis on looks and the
appearance of the applicants, a lot of people come to the conclusion that appearance is more important than
As for me, I can’t agree with this argument. Good appearance is pleasant, but capability is more
important, because it demonstrates one’s self cultivation and practical values. It shows the efforts and the
glory of acquiring something through one’s hard work whereas good looks bespeak no struggle of the
individual. Besides, maybe sometimes a beautiful face can help a girl acquire a good position, but in the
long run it is her talent not her look that really works in her career development.
Therefore, those without good appearance needn’t feel depressed because one’s success depends on
his capability; those with good appearance have to work hard since good appearance cannot bring a person