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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. would
2. A. captain
3. A. enjoys
4. A. bowl
5. A. alphabet
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. He was told he could join the army when he old enough.
A. would be
B. should be
7. The differences between Chinese and western society can misunderstandings.(成人高考更多完整资料免费提供加 微信/QQ：29838818)
8. I applied for the job that I saw advertised the paper.
9. More has been learned since 1945 about the chemical changes in the body than in all human history before time.
10. I wouldn't get so angry if you more work done.
C. will get
D. would get
11. How long each other when they got married?(成人高考更多完整资料免费提供加 微信/QQ：29838818)
A. had they known
B. have they known
C. would they know
D. did they know
12. Could you hold on a few minutes I check this with my boss?
13. Though adults breathe twelve times a minute, breathing is so automatic the average
person hardly ever thinks about it.
C. for which
D. in fact
14. He studied, yet he passed every exam.
15. After talking to the old woman for a while, her fear and timidity
A. went away
D. left behind
16. The old couple would ____ love to know how things are going on with their grandbaby.
B. at a great cost
D. as much as
17. Many teakettles whistle when the starts to boil.
A. containing water inside
B. water contained inside
C. water containing inside
D. contain water
18. His health failing, in 1995.
A. Andrew Peters went on leave from the army
B. so Andrew Peters went on leave from the army
C. when the army gave Andrew Peters leave
D. the army gave Andrew Peters leave
19. the difficulties of exercising, many people prefer to be on a diet to lose weight.
A. Aware of
C. Being aware
D. To be aware
20. Don't smoke in the meeting-room, ?(成人高考更多完整资料免费提供加 微信/QQ：29838818)
A. do you
B. will you
C. can you
D. could you
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.
Thanks for reminding me by e-mail that you want to baby-sit our children. In spite of the 21
that you are only 12 years old, my wife and I would be 22 to consider your application if you can meet a few modest 23 :
1. Submit three letters from 24 who will certify that you have never failed to follow directions perfectly in class and never failed to hand in a homework assignment 25
2. Submit a note from two 26 who will certify that you are in perfect health, have never been sick, and never will be sick.
3. Submit a document from your physical education teacher or team 27 that proves that you can do each of the following: Run two miles in 28 than nine minutes, climb a greased rope to a 29 of twenty feet in thirty seconds while balancing a glass of water on your nose, and walk in bare feet over hot coals and broken glass without complaint or 30
4. Submit notarized letters from at least two mental health professionals31that you have never 32 a jealous, envious, or hostile thought towards any living being or inanimate object.
5. Play and 33 five expert chess players while blindfolded after going without sleep for 48
6. Wait 34 for two years while we have private investigators 35 that all your documents are authentic.
Your loving and trusting friends,
21. A. fact
22. A. like
23. A. inquiry
24. A. parents
25. A. delayed
B. in time
D. on time
26. A. nurses
27. A. professor
C. school master
28. A. less
29. A. height
30. A. wound
31. A. in a word
32. A. made
33. A. be failed
34. A. eagerly
35. A. decide
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.
There has been, in history, a man who was swallowed by a whale and lived to tell the tale. The
man's name is James Bartley. The records to prove his unusual experience are in the British Admirahy.
Bartley was making his first trip on the whaling ship Star of the East. Suddenly the lookout sighted a huge sperm whale. The whalers knew it was a huge whale by the size of the spray it blew into the air. They lowered their small boats. James Bartley was in the first longboat. The men rowed until they were close to the whale. A harpoon was thrown and it found its mark. It sank into the whale's flesh. The maddened beast crashed into the boat, snapping its tail at the men and the wreckage of their boats. When the survivors were picked up, James Bartley was missing.
Shortly before sunset, the whale was finally captured. The sailors tied the whale's dead-body to
the side of the ship. Because of the hot weather it was important that they cut up the whale right away. Otherwise, the meat would begin to rot and the oil would begin to spoil. When they got to the stomach, they felt something moving about wildly. They thought it would be a big fish still alive inside. But when they opened the stomach they found James Bartley. After this trip, Bartley settled in England, and never returned to sea.
36. This passage is mainly about
A. how to hunt whales for their oil and meat
B. the hard and dangerous lives that whalers had to live
C. the duties of each man on a whaling ship
D. a man who was swallowed by a whale and lived
37. The sailors knew that something was in the whale's stomach because
A. they could feel it moving about wildly
B. the whale seemed very heavy
C. the whale was swelling at one spot
D. the captain heard Bartley yelling for help
38. James Bartley probably never went to sea again because
A. he wanted different kinds of adventures
B. of fright and shock
C. he was crippled by the whale
D. he often got seasick
39. The author, in telling James Bartley's story, informs us by
A. narrating the plain facts
B. referring to whaling in general
C. comparing whaling to other fishing
D. dramatically telling what happened
Never laugh at a snow covered mountain! Laughter and yelling, during the avalanche season, can cause a deadly pile of snow. Huge snow slides are most common in mountains where there are steep slopes that are well buried in snow and ice. The snow builds up slowly and lands very softly. This can create a very touchy, unstable situation. Tons of snow may be held up by only the friction between snowflakes. The deep snow is like a house of cards. The slightest movement can cause it to fall. As soon as something slips, this great mass of snow will come crashing down the mountainside.
Slides may be started by sound vibrations. They may also be started by the weight of wet, melting snow. Once an avalanche has been triggered, the cause no longer matters. Moving down a steep slope, it picks up great speed and added snow. Some avalanches travel as fast as two hundred miles per hour. The force of an avalanche will mow down anything in its path. Whole houses have been swallowed up by these fast-paced piles of snow.
The wind that is caused by an avalanche is almost as destructive as the snow itself. Winds from an avalanche have been known to travel as fast as those of a tornado. So, when approaching a thickly snow covered mountain, speak softly!
40. Avalanches can be started by
A. falling snow
B. the wind
C. loud sounds
D. friction between snowflakes
41. We can conclude from this passage that avalanches
A. are common everywhere
B. are not very common
C. have killed people
D. are a thing of the past
42. The writer compares an avalanche to
A. a tornado
B. a falling house of cards
C. a snowstorm
D. a speeding train
43. In this passage "unstable" means
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lanier has entered what he calls the "vast unknown. " A combat veteran and
father to four daughters, he can't remain in the military because of a serious back injury earned in Iraq.
But he can't yet accept a civilian job because he doesn't know when the military will discharge(使
退伍) him. He has no clue how much the government will pay him in disability compensation related to his injury, so he can't make a future budget. He just waits.
Thousands of troops are like Lanier: not fully fit to serve but in limbo (无着落) for about two
years waiting to get discharged under a new system that was supposed to be more efficient than its predecessor. And the delays are not only affecting service members, but the military's readiness as well. New troops can't enlist until others are discharged.
The government determines the pay and benefits given to wounded, sick or injured troops for their military service. Under the old system, a medical board would determine their level of military compensation and the service member would be discharged. Then the veteran essentially would have to go through the process again with the Veterans Affairs Department to determine benefits.
Under the new system, which started in 2007 and will be completely rolled out at military bases
nationwide by the end of September, the service member essentially goes through both disability
evaluation systems at the same time before leaving the military. But the new, supposedly streamlined, system is still such a cumbersome process that it's leaving many service members in limbo, they say.
44. Why can't Sgt. Lanier serve in the military anymore?
A. Because of his injured back.
B. Because of his hand.
C. Because his vision has worsened.
D. Because he has a civilian job.
45. Under the old system, an injured soldier would have to go through the claims process
C. three times
D. more times
46. Is the new system better than the old system?
A. Yes, it's much better.
B. It is a lot more effective.
C. It doesn't seem that way.
D. No. It' s worse.
47. How much will the government pay Sgt. Lanier in disability compensation?
A. They won't pay him anything.
B. He doesn't know.
C. They will pay him about $2,500 per month.
D. The government hash' t decided.
You know that pearls grow inside oysters, but would you ever think to look for diamonds inside an ostrich ? Well, a hunter once shot an ostrich and discovered, to his great surprise, that the big bird had swallowed a bunch of diamonds. How could such a strange thing happen?
Like many other birds, the ostrich swallows small stones that stay inside its " gizzard. " The gizzard is a bird's second stomach. It is where the food is ground up. The small stones help to grind up the food so it can be digested. They do the chewing, because birds don't have teeth. In the case of the ostrich with the diamonds, the bird simply had expensive taste in rocks. He used the diamonds to help digest his dinner.
Diamonds and stones aren't all that an ostrich will swallow. If there are no stones around, it will
eat just about anything. Sadly for ostriches in zoos this can be a fatal habit. The tendency to swallow anything it sees has caused the death of many an ostrich. Cruel or careless people often throw things into the bird's living space. They throw keys, coins, even large objects such as horseshoes. The ostrich swallows them without hesitation. Coins can be the worst. Inside the ostrich they wear down to a razor sharp edge. They will cut open the bird's gizzard from the inside. One young zoo ostrich died with 484 coins, weighing more than eight pounds, in its gizzard.
48. Ostriches eat stones because they don't have
A. enough food
B. bird seed
49. The ostrich is not smart enough to
A. digest its own food
B. eat only diamonds
C. avoid eating harmful objects
D. escape from the zoo
50. The phrase "they do the chewing" makes the rocks seem as though they are
51. "Fatal" is another word for
Sports have always been ruled by the weather. Rain, sleet, snow and cold called the plays. Baseball fans have often sat in the rain without cover, waiting for the sun to come out and the game to begin. Football lovers sometimes took days to warm up after sitting through a freezing cold Sunday game. For both sports fans and players, the domed stadium was like something out of a dream. A huge plastic bubble kept out rain and snow. There was heat to keep things comfortable year round.
Domed stadiums have clearly changed the course of sports. Still, they did have their problems at
first. Most of these problems were discovered and solved at the Houston Astrodome. This was the world's first stadium with a lid. For the fans, it was great. But there were some problems for the players. Baseball outfielders had the most difficult time. They had to learn to catch in a field with a roof. At first this was almost as difficult as playing in the dark. The glass of the roof was light colored, to let sunlight in. Sunlight was needed to keep the grass on the field alive. But the light roof blended(混合)too welt with the white baseball. Fly balls seemed to drop out of nowhere. Even skilled fielders were making errors. Finally, the decision was made to paint the glass of the roof dark. The problem was solved. But what about the grass? Well, the real grass was dug up and replaced with artificial turf!
52. This passage is about
A. baseball games
B. cold weather
C. how to play outfield
D. domed stadiums
53. Domed stadiums must have
A. artificial grass
B. bright sunlight
C. stained glass roofs
D. bright lighting
54. Based on the passage, domed stadiums are
A. a thing of the past
B. a passing fashion
C. revolutionizing sports
D. expensive to keep up
55. The underlined word "course" in paragraph 2 means
A. a place for a race
B. a school of study
C. the direction
D. part of a meal
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. see you tomorrow
B. I have your name
C. check in
D. I have one
E. to take a look
F. you want
G. are you interested in
H. I have to put you in the waiting list
Blanca: Hello. I'm calling about the apartment you advertised.
Manager: Yes. What kind of apartment 56 ?
Blanca: I'm interested in a one-bedroom. Do you have any available?
Manager: Yes.57When do you need it?
Blanca: Sometime around next week. May I come over tomorrow 58
Manager: Sure. What time would you like to come?
Blanca: How about 10 am?
Manager: Good. May 59 , please?
Btanca: My name is Blanca.
Manager: Blanca. I'll 60
Directions：For this part，you are supposed to write a Found Announcement in English in l00．
120 words based on the following situation．Remember to write it clearly．
1．D 2．B 3．C 4．A 5．D
Ⅱ．Vocabulary and Structure
6．C 7．C 8．C 9．B l0．B ll．A l2．D l3．B l4．D l5．C l6．C l7．B
18．A l9．A 20．B
14．考查词义辨析。Regularly有规律地，rarely极少、难得，frequently经常地，little几乎没有、几乎不。选项D是正确的。【句子大意】他很少学习，可每次考试都过。如果将little放在动词后面，这句话就对了：He studied little．他几乎不学习。
15．考查词组和词的辨析。Went away离开，disappeared消失，left behind落后。选项C是正确的。【句子大意】跟这位老妇人聊了一会儿之后，她的恐惧和胆怯消失了。
16．考查形容词的辨析。Deeply深深地，at a great cost以极大的代价，dearly非常，as much
17．考查动词过去分词后置作定语。Water contained inside=water that is contained inside，
21．A 22．B 23．C 24．D 25．D 26．C 27．B 28．A 29．A 30．B 31．B
32．C 33．C 34．D 35．D
22．Be willing to do sth愿意做某事，Like to do sth喜欢做某事，impatient不耐烦。选项B是正确的。
25．前面提到交作业，应当是按时。Delayed推迟、延误，in time及时，early早，on time按时。选项D是正确的。
31．这里是说还需要一封信陈述、说明Cassy的另一方面。In a word总之，stating陈述、说明，showing展示，respecting尊重。选项B是正确的。
36．D 37．A 38．B 39．D
Bartley第一次登上捕鲸船“东方之星号”。突然，望哨的人发现了巨头鲸。捕鲸者根据鲸喷向天上的水柱的大小知道这是一头巨鲸。他们放下小船，James Bartley在第一只船上。他们划到离鲸很近的地方，投出渔叉，扎入鲸鱼的肉体。疯狂的野兽朝小船撞去，用尾巴朝人和船的碎片抽去。当人们救起他们时，James Bartley失踪了。
40．C 41．C 42．B 43．C
44．A 45．B 46．C 47．B
48．C 49．C 50．B 51．C
52．D 53．A 54．C 55．C
56．G 57．D 58．E 59．B 60．A
A student-bag was found in the reading-room 5 of the library on campus. The time and the date of finding the bag was about 11 : 30 am Oct. 12 (yesterday).
The bag was sitting in a chair when it was found, and there was no one around. Inside the bag,
there are several books and note-books. It seems that the owner of the bag is a student majoring in arts. A student ID and a credit card are in there too. They are the most important for the owner, to be believed.
Please contact the Finder at 134622221915 or e-mail to fd333@ 1915. com. The so-called-owner
must give the correct information before he/she gets the bag back.
Good luck !