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Ⅰ . Phonetics (5 points)
Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter
combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that
is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1. A. neighborhood
2. A. wolf
3. A. soup
4. A. climb
5. A. accent
Ⅱ. Vocabulary and Structure (15 points)
Directions: There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four
choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
6. I remember for the job, but I forget the exact amount.
A. being paid
B. to get paid
C. to be paid
D. that I receive pay
7. John he could improve his exam results, but he did not have enough time to study.
A. knows how
B. knows that
C. knew how
D. knew that
8. What we have to take the courses offered only for this term.
C. have been
D. has been
9. It is a small country, yet has a lot of resources.
10. The plant is dead. I it more water.
A. will give
B. would have given
C. must give
D. should have given
11. They talked and talked as if they never meet again.
12. Don't let that old rascal take you with his clever talk--none of it is true.
13. The development of the light bulb partly as a result of the widespread availability of
electricity and the need for cheap, clean light.
B. was occurring
C. was occurred
14. There is a computer system the company is experiencing problems.
A. with which
B. as which
C. such as
D. for such
15. The company is going to hand the free samples tomorrow.
16. more careful, such spelling mistakes might have been avoided.
A. You had been
B. You have been
C. Had you been
D. Have you been
17. Usually there is traffic in the streets on weekdays than on Sundays.
18. He asked me how long going to stay in the hotel.
A. time was I
B. time Iwas
C. was I
19. I would rather with you.
A. not to go
B. to not go
C. to go
D. not go
20. their luggage, the tourists hurried to the airport.
B. After packed
C. Having packed
Ⅲ. Cloze (30 points)
Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C
and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the
corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Earth is the only 21 we know of in the universe that can support human life.22 human
activities are making the planet less fit to live on. As the western world 23on consuming two-
thirds of the world's resources while half of the world's population do so 24 to stay alive. We are rapidly destroying the25resource we have by which all people can survive and prosper.
Everywhere fertile soil is 26built on or washed 27 the sea. Non-renewable resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover 28 . We discharge pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences. As a 29 the planet's ability to support people is being 30 at the very time when rising human numbers and consumption are 31 increasingly heavy demands on it.
The Earth's32resources are there for us to use. We need food, water, air, energy, medicines, warmth, shelter and minerals to 33 us fed, comfortable, healthy and active. If we are
sensible in how we use the resources they will 34 indefinitely. But 35 we use them wastefully and excessively they will soon run out and everyone will suffer.
21. A. situation
22. A. Although
23. A. continues
24. A. already
25. A. alone
26. A. sooner
27. A. about
28. A. quite
29. A. development
30. A. stopped
31. A. doing
32. A. natural
33. A. hold
34. A. last
35. A. if
Ⅳ. Reading Comprehension (60 points)
Directions: There are five reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by four
questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose
one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Many people are wondering if it is safe to talk on the phone while driving. There have been quite a few accidents while drivers were talking on the phone. Some research is being done to find out if driving while talking on the phone is dangerous.
When there is a car accident police officers will find out if any of the drivers were using a cell phone. They will write this information in a report. The information will be saved and later studied.
There have been some very bad car accidents caused by drivers being distracted by cell phones.
Drivers sometimes forget to watch the road carefully when they are using their phones. Not paying attention to the road can be dangerous, even deadly.
It is important for drivers to focus on the road. They need to pay attention to what is going on
around them. They might need to stop or swerve quickly.
People want to make sure that the roads are safe for everyone. Studies will be done using the
information police officers collect at accidents. Maybe someday this information will lead to laws about driving and using cell phones.
36. While driving, drivers must keep an eye on what is happening
A. in other cars
B. on the phone
C. around them
D. at home
37. Driving and talking on the phone at the same time could be , research says.
38. What will police officers do after a car accident? They will
A. send the driver to the hospital
B. check how seriously the car is damaged
C. do the research on the car accident
D. find out if a cell phone is used
39. The studies are based on
A. the security people get on the road
B. the accidents caused by drivers
C. the law made for using cell phone
D. the information collected from the accidents
If the teacher asks a question, you are expected to give an answer. If you do not understand the
question, you should raise your hand and ask the teacher to repeat the question. If you do not know the answer, it is all right to tell the teacher that you do not know. Then he or she knows what you need to learn.
There is no excuse for not doing your homework. If you are absent, you should call your teacher
or someone who is in your class and ask for the assignment. It is your responsibility to find out what assignments you have missed. It is not the teacher's responsibility to remind you of missed assignments.
You must not be absent on a test day. If you are seriously ill, call and let the teacher know you
will not be there for the test. If your teacher allows make-up tests, you should take the test within one or two days after returning to class. Serious illness is the only reason for missing a test.
Be on time! It is considered rude to be late. Also, it bothers other students. If you must come in
late, be sure to do it quietly. Have your books and papers out of your bag before you come into the room. Then go to your seat and sit quietly. In the U.S. it is not necessary to knock before you enter the classroom. Most of the ELC teachers will give you a low grade if you are often late.
Have your book out and be ready to begin when the class starts. Your teacher should not have to ask you every day to take out your book. Be sure you have a paper and a sharp pencil ready.
40. If you are puzzled with the question teacher asks, you should first.
A. give an answer
B. raise your hand
C. repeat the question
D. ask for another question
41. If you miss a class, you should
A. call the teacher or a classmate to get the assignment
B. give an excuse and then ignore the assignment
C. keep silence and miss the assignment
D. ask a classmate about the assignment when you attend the school
42. When are you allowed to take a make-up test?
A. When you are absent on a test day.
B. When there's a test two days after the previous one.
C. When you are really sick.
D. Within one or two days after returning to class.
43. What is one of American classroom customs?
A. Do knock before you enter the classroom.
B. Go to your seat and then take out your books.
C. Be ready with your book out to start the class.
D. Make your pencil sharp after class.
Imagine going to sleep in October and waking up in May! Well, marmots and ground squirrels
stay warm by sleeping all winter. All this time, they do not wake up once. This special kind of sleep is called hibernation. During this sleep, the heart slows down, and the animal breathes more slowly, it doesn't move around, so it uses less energy.
Animals like the marmot and the ground squirrel inhabit the coldest parts of the world. They need special talents to survive in these frigid places. Their furry coats keep them snug when the temperature falls below zero. It often gets this cold in the Arctic, a land that is just below the North Pole.
Before the long winter, some animals eat and eat. After a while, they grow very fat. When the
winter comes, they live on the fat saved up in their bodies. Layers of fat keep an animal warm.
Arctic animals also have other ways to beat the cold. Rabbits in the Arctic, for example, have
very small ears. Small ears keep heat in, while big ears let it out. Small things usually keep heat in.
Have you ever slept in a room that is very small, and noticed how hot it can get?
It rarely gets warm in the Arctic. But although summer seasons there are very short, the sun
shines brightly. Plants seem to spring up before your eyes! Animals such as caribou look forward all year to summer, when they can eat fresh grass again. Every minute of sunshine is important to their lives.
44. A good title for this passage would be
A. the Arctic Summer
B. Marmots and Squirrels
C. Keeping Warm in the Arctic
D. Freezing Temperatures
45. The way for marmot to keep warm is.
A. to be very fat
B. to have small ears
C. to eat green grass
D. to have thick and soft hairs
46. After reading this passage, we can guess that when an animal moves around, it
A. is very restless
B. uses more energy
C. is looking for food
D. has lost its young
47. To help the reader understand that small things keep heat in, the writer uses
A. an example
B. a strong argument
C. scientific facts
D. careful measurements
Today, the Indianapolis 500, one of the world's most famous car races, takes about four hours to
run. If the Indy 500 had been held in 1895, it would have taken almost three days. The horseless
carriage had just been invented a short time before. Top speeds back then were much lower than they are today. For most people, just seeing a car move without a horse pulling it was thrilling enough. The driver's main concern was making sure the car didn't break down.
One of the first car races was held in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. Folks crowded the streets to gawk at the new machines. The route of the race went through the heart of town. The cars were to go out to a nearby suburb and back. The race covered a distance of about 54 miles. That's less than one-tenth the distance at Indy. The drivers cranked up their engines and prayed that they wouldn't break down. Then they were off. The race proved too much for some of the cars. Perhaps they couldn't withstand the high speeds. The winner of the contest was J. Frank Duryea. He finished the race a bit more than seven hours after he started. He had covered the grueling distance at an average speed of 7.5 miles per hour. That is slower than a modern marathoner can go on foot. Even so, as Duryea finished, the crowd went wild.
48. This passage deals with
A. the Indianapolis 500
B. a new kind of car
C. an early auto race
D. the streets of Chicago
49. Some cars didn't finish the race in Chicago because
A. their engines broke down
B. the drivers were afraid of the high speed
C. the brakes jammed
D. they ran out of gas
50. What can you conclude about the public's attitude toward auto race?
A. They were more impressed with slower speed.
B. They thought cars were unnecessary.
C. They enjoyed just seeing the cars.
D. They were easily bored.
51. In this passage the word "gawk" means
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you? You don't owe me anything," she replied. He said, "Then I thank you from my heart. "
Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors sent her to the big city,
where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, he rose immediately and went to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won,
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it
and then wrote something on the edge. The bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words : " Paid in full with one glass of milk. "
52. The boy sold goods from door to door because
A. he wanted to help support his family
B. he needed money for school
C. he had to pay back a student loan
D. he did not have enough pocket money
53. When the boy and the young woman met again years later
A. they had both changed beyond recognition
B. neither remembered their previous meeting
C. the boy had become a medical specialist
D. the woman had come to stay in the big city
54. Dr. Kelly gave special attention to the case mainly because
A. he fell in love with the woman
B. it was a rare disease
C. he was eager to distinguish himself
D. he wanted to repay the woman for her great kindness
55. Among other things, the story shows that
A. good will be rewarded with good
B. it is okay to accept pay for a kindness
C. it is wise neither to borrow nor to lend
D. where there's a will there's a way
V. Daily Conversation (15 points)
Directions: Pick out five appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the
following dialogue by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
A. How about her
B. What happened
C. I believe he
D. poor Alan
E. I can imagine
F. I guess something
G. Is she fine now
H. I don't know
Robyn: Has Alan shown up yet?
Scottie: Nope.56 might have come up.
Robyn: I wonder what happened,
Scottie: 57I hope it's nothing serious.
Robyn: Last week his sister was admitted to the hospital.
Scottie: Oh? 58 ?
Robyn: His sister had a car accident last week.
Scottie: 59 ?
Robyn: She's still in a coma(昏迷).
Scottie: Oh, 60His sister is the only relative he has left since his mother died last year.
Directions：For this part．you are supposed to write an e-mail in English in l00-120 words based on the following situation．Remember to write it clearly．
1．C 2．A 3．D 4．C 5．B
Ⅱ．Vocabulary and Structure
6．A 7．C 8．A 9．A l0．D ll．B l2．B l3．D l4．A l5．B l6．C l7．A
18．D l9．D 20．C
6．Remember doing sth记得做某事。选项A是正确的。【句子大意】我记得拿到这工作的报酬了，但不记得具体的数目。
8．What引导的主语从句根据其宾语的含义确定谓语的单复数。例：What we want are books／is water．Courses是复数，排除选项B和D。这学期要做的事应用一般现在时。选项A是正确的。【句子大意】我们必须要选的课是只在这学期开的。
10．这是一种表示后悔的虚拟语气的句子。表示对已发生的事后悔用should have done。选项D是正确的。【句子大意】这颗植物死了。我真应该多给它浇点水。
12．Take in欺骗，take down记下。选项B是正确的。【句子大意】别让那个无赖把你骗了。他说的话没有一句是真的。
15．Hand down传给后人，hand on传下来，hand out分发，选项B是正确的。【句子大意】公司准备明天把免费的样品发放出去。
19．Would rather do sth宁愿做某事。表示否定时将not置于动词原形前。选项D是正确的。【句子大意】我宁愿不跟你去。
20．Having done sth表示该动作发生在其他动作前。选项C是正确的。【句子大意】收拾好行李，游客急急忙忙奔向机场。
21．B 22．C 23．C 24．B 25．D 26．C 27．B 28．D 29．B 30．C 31．D
32．A 33．D 34．A 35．A
29．Development发展，result结果，reaction反应，product产物。As a result固定词组，意为其结果。选项B是正确的。
36．C 37．B 38．D 39．D
36．倒数第二段。司机要随时注意周围的情况。In other cars在别人的车里。选项C是正确的。
40．B 41．A 42．D 43．C
44．C 45．D 46．B 47．A
48．C 49．A 50．C 51．B
52．B 53．C 54．D 55．A
52．第一段。Pay his way through school付学费。小男孩挨家卖货是为了付学费。选项B是正确的。卖货的过程当中突然发现口袋里没有钱，而卖货不是为了赚零钱，所以D错误。
56．F 57．H 58．B 59．G 60．D
Congratulations! I just heard that you passed the exams. How great you are! You set an example
for us--we can pass it! But I know how hard you studied and how many difficulties you conquered. Now you are on the way to the university. I admire you.
We three (you have to guess who the other two are) decided to have a small party for you to
celebrate your success. It is an important turning point of your life, we believe. So we must do this. Will you be free this Sunday afternoon? Let's meet at the same place and the same time as we usually do. Call me if you want to make it another time.