PartⅠ Listening Comprehension
Section A: Conversations. (2’*15=30)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken ONLY ONCE. After each questions, there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A, B, C, and D, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with the single line through the center.
1. A. The woman has an angel.
B. The woman is a new mother.
C. The woman is perfect.
D. The woman is like a baby.
2. A. Leaving school early to go to college.
B. A parent not being supportive about going to college.
C. Leaving home with a young son.
D. A child leaving home at a young age.
3. A. Football.
4. A. he baby has to worry a lot about little accidents.
B. The man has baby-proofed his home.
C. An unsafe home is good for a baby.
D. The woman is more worried about her baby.
5. A. A library.
B. A classroom.
C. An office.
6. A. People are more similar than different.
B. Chinese people seem different to Americans.
C．Chinese people are very different from Americans.
D. People all around the world try to be honest.
7. A．The man has taken tours of Europe.
B. The woman is better than normal.
C．Mozart was a genius.
D. Mozart was better than others.
8. A. The sound of languages.
B. The singing in different countries.
C. The Chinese way of speaking.
D. The things spoken about indifferent countries.
9. A. Their souls.
B. Their marriage.
C. Their children.
D. Their careers.
10. A. To appreciate your spouse.
B. To throw a dinner party.
C. To get caught up in your career.
D. To satisfy your soul.
11. A. She wears good colors.
B．She is very envious.
C. She likes to criticize.
D. She has the qualities of an artist.
12. A. To have an unfortunate marriage.
B. To be envious of other people.
C. To praise a spouse unexpectedly.
D. To say something negative about a spouse.
13. A. College studies.
B. Farm work.
D. College graduation.
14. A．He had to go to school.
B. He had to stay a farmer.
C．They were very proud.
D．They were working on the farm.
15. A. Three.
D. More than four.
Session B: Passages. (2’* 10 = 20’)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passages, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken ONLY ONCE. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B, C, and D. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with the single line through the center.
Questions 16-19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A. Earthquakes in California.
B. Mexico’s earthquake warning system.
C．The Richter scale.
D. American engineers.
17. A. They want to improve their own.
B. They want to help Mexicans.
C. They want to get a grant.
D. They want to make warnings more common.
18. A． Mexico City.
C．Flores and Gibbson.
D. The National Science Foundation.
Questions 20-22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
20. A. Becoming an artist.
B. Making money as an artist.
C. Marketing and promoting.
D. Doing commercial art.
21. A. They can turn creativity into a career.
B. They must pursue a bachelor’s degree.
C. They have special ability in art.
D. They must learn about the business of art.
22. A. 8.
Questions 23-25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23. A. Damage done by an earthquake.
B. Rescue teams after the earthquake.
C. Help given by the UN and others.
D. Earthquakes around the world.
24. A. He said he had never seen such a big natural disaster.
B．He sent medical aid and food.
C. He asked bordering countries for help.
D. He gave sympathy for all the people killed.
25. A. Israel.
PartⅡ Grammar & Vocabulary. (2’ * 25 = 50’)
Directions: There are 25 sentences in this section. Beneath each sentences there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C, and D. Choose one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Write your answer on the Answer Sheet.
26. ________ half way through the exercise, the teacher changed his mind and collected all our papers.
A. When only B. Being only
C. When we were only D. Having been
27. Can you _________ furnishing your house luxuriously at a time when the company is losing so much money?
A. verify B. identify
C. justify D. clarify
28. Though he was born and brought up in America, he can speak __________ Chinese.
A. fluid B. fluent
C. smooth D. flowing
29. Things might have been much worse if the mother _________on her right to keep the baby.
A. has been insisting B. would insist
C. had insisted D. insisted
30. The important role played by women in _______ used to be considered “a man’s world” began to have effects on attitudes to the English language.
A. dropped B. flooded
C. that D．how
31. _______ you go on the earth, there is always gravity to keep you from falling off.
A． When B. Wherever
C. Since D. Because
32. Tim cannot but _______ his supervisor to help him solve the difficulty he has in doing his project.
A. to ask B．ask
C．asking D. asked
33. I will hold your note until Christmas Day, ________ you certainly will have received your allowance.
A. by that time B. at that time
C．by which time D. At which time
34. In my opinion, he’s ________ the most imaginative（富有想象力的）of all the contemporary poets.
A. in all B. for all
C. at best D. by far
35. He made no ________ to his illness till after the lesson.
A. remark B. comment
C. reference D. opinion
36. None of us expected the chairman to _________ at the party. We thought he was still in hospital.
A. turn in B. turn up
C. turn over D. turn down
37. I’m going to start now ________ miss the beginning.
A. not to B. so as not to
C. in order to D. so as not
38. The capital gather in many of elite(精英) of China, yet some cannot ________ their talents into full play because of the fierce competition.
A. carry B. bring
C. hold D. take
39. _______ from the occasional late night party, our neighbors are very quiet.
A. Apart B. But
C. Except D. As
40. It is recommended that the project ________ until all the preparations have been made.
A. is not started B. will not be started
C. not be started D. is not to be started
41. In the future, more ________ should be placed on the education of young.
A. crisis B. implications
C. impressions D. emphasis
42. The lawyer advised him to drop the ______, since he stands little chance of winning.
A. event B. case
C. incident D. affair
43. ________ in the office made a mistake and the firm regretted causing the customer any inconvenience.
A. Someone B. Anyone
C. Some D. One
44. His health _______ as he ate too little and worked too hard for months on end.
A. broke up B. broke through
C. broke down D. broke off
45. If consumers realize that they are likely to be ________ by foodstuffs, they will not buy them.
A. fined B. sued
C. contaminated D. charged
46. He does not _______ his workmates and there are often disagreements between them.
A. go on with B. put up with
C. get along with D. keep up with
47. He is always here; it’s ________ you’ve never met him.
A. unique B. rare
C. strange D. seldom
48. _______ in the United States, St. Louis has now become the 24th largest city.
A. Being the fourth biggest city B. Once the fourth biggest city
C. It was once the fourth biggest city D. The fourth biggest city it was
49. In the Chinese household, grandparents and other relations play _______ roles in raising children.
A. incapable B. insensible
C. indispensable D. infinite
50. The boy spent as much time watching TV as he _______ studying.
A. does B. was
C. had D. did
PartⅢ Cloze. (1.5’ * 20 = 30’ )
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passages. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C, and D. You should choose the ONE that fits into the passage. Write your answer on the Answer Sheet.
Americans love to camp. It is (51) ____________ that a majority of them go camping. On average about once a year Americans (52)___________ their concrete jungle in cities to enter the nation’s forests to leave for at least a few years. Often they go out in (53) ____________ of a mountain pond. They go into the forest (54) _ _________ they can have some peace and quiet. It is there that they can give themselves to the (55)________ of solitude.
To live alone might be one (56)__________ of an American hero. They reject company(57)_________ live with it. And so, like these heroes, Americans go off to camp. They make their preparations for weeks and even months (58)_ _______. They request time(59) ________ from work. Then they buy anything that might come in(60) _________. They pack it all: their favorite tea kettle, cups and saucers, noodles, the axe to chop wood for a fire-no stove would be more (61)______,and more. Their kids aren’t very interested in nature, (62)_______ campers find ways to keep them entertained. They might (63)________ a small television into this collection of things. While camping outside the noisy cities, they are close to nature and can (64)_______ their soul to their satisfaction. They can come and go as they please without(65)_______． They can (66) _________ late and enjoy reading the whole night. They also can move at their own (67)________ .Hence, the urban existence has (68)________ the forest for the weekend. People would (69) ____________ if anyone is left in the city. After all, here they are. It may not be where they expected to be, but for the time being they might (70) ____________ call it home. Anyway, there is no place like home.
51. A. estimated B. assessed C. evaluated D. rated
52. A. dispose B. discard C. abandon D. reject
53. A. inspection B. survey C. search D. investigation
54. A. which B. where C. what D. when
55. A. convention B. destination C. demonstration D. inspirition
56. A. marker B. characteristic C. condition D. symbol
57. A. rather than B. rather like C. or rather D. rather more
58. A. in time B. in schedule C. in progress D. in advance
59. A. of B. back C. out D. off
60. A. absence B. need C. necessity D. requirement
61. A. convenient B. accessible C. reasonable D. available
62. A. nevertheless B. furthermore C. so D. but
63. A. distribute B. pile C. take D. throw
64. A. stretch out B. spread out C. extend out D. reach out
65. A. defense B. shame C apology D. confession
66. A. keep up B. stay up C. stop up D．sleep up
67．A．pace B．space C． walk D. step
68. A. climbed into B. crept into C. changes into D. enter into
69. A. think B. remember C. wander D. wonder
70. A. as natural B. as fine C. as good D. as well
PartⅣ Reading Comprehension. (3’* 20 = 60’)
Directions: There are four passages in this section. Each section is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C, and D. You should decide on the best choice and write your answer on the Answer Sheet.
Today is the anniversary of that afternoon in April a year ago that I first saw the strange and appealing doll in the window of Abe Shuffle’s stationery and toy shop on Third Avenue near Fifteenth Street, just around the corner from my office, where the place on the door reads: Samuel Amory. I remember just how it was that day: the first hint of spring floated across the East River. Mixing with the soft-coal smoke from the factories and the street smells of the poor neighborhood. As I turned the corner on my way to work and came to Shuffle’s, I was made once more aware of the poor collection of toys in the dusty window, and I remembered the approaching birthday of a small niece of mine in Cleveland, to whom I was in the habit of sending modest gifts. Therefore, I stopped and examined the window to see if there might be anything appropriate, and looked at the confusing collection of unappealing objects – a red toy fire engine, some lead soldiers, cheap baseballs, bottles of ink, pens, yellowed stationary, and garish cardboard advertisements for soft-drinks. And thus it was my eyes eventually came to rest upon the doll tucked away in one corner, a doll with the strangest, most charming expression on her face. I could not wholly make her out, due to the shadows and the film through which I was looking, but I was aware that a ]tremendous] impression had been made upon me as though I had run into a person, as one does sometimes with a stranger, with whose personality one is deeply impressed.
71. The author went past the Sheftel’s ________.
A. to do some window shopping.
B. to go to work as usual
C. to celebrate a special holiday
D. to look for a gift for his niece
72. The doll was chosen by the author because ________.
A. it was a “modest gift”
B. it was the only toy in the poor shop
C. it was very charmingly dressed
D. it wore an unusual look on its face
73. of the following can be found in the shop EXCEPT ________.
A. some gray-colored toy soldiers
B. some poor-qualified sports goods
C. some bottles of cold soft drink
D. some writing materials
74. It can be inferred from the passage that ________.
A. the shop owner did not intend to attract customers with that doll
B. a sort of accident must have happened one year before
C. the author’s niece would feel very surprised to get the gift
D. the doll reminded the author of some special person he met before
75. 75. The word “tremendous” in the last sentence means
The way people hold to the belief that a fun-filled, pain free life equals happiness actually reduces their chances of ever attaining real happiness. If fun and pleasure are equal to happiness then pain must be equal to unhappiness. But in fact, the opposite is true: more often than things that lead to happiness involve some pain.
As a result, many people avoid the very attempts that are the source of true happiness. They fear the pain inevitably brought by such things as marriage, raising children, professional achievement, religious commitment, self-improvement.
Ask a bachelor why he resists marriage even though he finds dating to be less and less satisfying. If he is honest he will tell you that he is afraid of making a commitment. For commitment is in fact quite painful. The single life is filled with fun, adventure, excitement. Marriage has such moments, but they are not its most distinguishing features.
Couple with infant are lucky to get a whole night’s sleep or three-day vacation. I don’t know any parent who would choose the word fun to describe raising children. But couples who decide not to have children ever know the joys of watching a child grow up or of playing with a grandchild.
Understanding and accepting that true happiness has nothing to do with fun is one of the most liberating realizations. It liberates time: now we can devote more hours to activities that can genuinely increase our happiness. It liberates money: buying that new car or those fancy clothes that will do nothing to increase our happiness now seems pointless. And it liberates us from envy: we now understand that all those who are always having so much fun actually may from envy: we now be happy at all．
76. According to the author, a bachelor resists marriage chiefly because _______.
A. he is reluctant to take on family responsibilities
B. he believes that life will be more cheerful if he remains single
C. he finds more fun in dating than in marriage
D. he fears it will put an end to all his fun adventure and excitement
77. Raising children, in the author’s opinion, is _________．
A. a moral duty
B．a thankless job
C．a rewarding task
D. a source of inevitable pain
78. From the last paragraph, we learn that envy sometimes stems form ________.
79. To understand what true happiness in one must __________.
A. have as much fun as possible during one’s lifetime
B. make every effort to liberate oneself from pain
C. put up with pain under all circumstance
D. be able to distinguish happiness from fun
80. What is the author trying to tell us?
A. Happiness often goes hand in hand with pain
B. One must know how to attain happiness
C. It is important to make commitments
D. It is pain that leads to happiness
The cigarette industry and its customers are doing as much [huffing] as puffing these days. They are upset because the number of places where lighting up is allowed keeps shrinking and ashtrays are rapidly becoming collectors’ items. Just this month have come moves to ban smoking in McDonald’s company-owned restaurants, in US military work-places and in every work space, including restaurants, in US military work-places and in every work space, including restaurants and bars, throughout Mary-land. Smokers are also dismayed that the Clinton administration hopes to finance a large part of health-care reform with a 75 c-a-pack increase in the US cigarette tax (now 24c a pack) . More than 16,000 industry supporters, many of them tobacco workers bused in by their companies, marched in Washington last week to protest any such tax [hike].
But nothing is more threatening to America’s smokers and tobacco industry (annual revenues: $ 48 billion) than a debate coming soon to Congress. Hearings will begin in the House nest week on whether cigarettes should be classed as a drug and thus subjected to tight regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. No one expects cigarettes to be banned; that would create the greatest law-enforcement challenge since Prohibition（禁酒時期）．It is conceivable, though, that Congress could outlaw cigarette advertising and ban smoking in all public places.
Smoking opponents have been petitioning the FDA to regulate cigarettes as a drug ever since 1988, when the Surgeon General confirmed that the nicotine contained in tobacco is an addictive drug, creating a dependence similar to those caused by heroin and cocaine. After considering the issue for years, the FDA finally responded late last month. In a letter to the Coalition on Smoking or Health, an alliance of groups that oppose smoking, FDA commissioner David Kessler acknowledged that there was ample reason to apply drug laws to cigarettes. Wrote Kessler: “Although technology was developed years ago to remove nicotine from cigarettes and to control with precision the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, they are still marked with levels of nicotine that are sufficient to produce and sustain addiction.”
81. The main content of this passage is about
A. banning cigarettes in many public places
B. the protest of cigarette companies
C. the decision of FDA to ban cigarettes
D. the cigarette dispute in America
82. The word “huffing”(Para 1) means __________.
C. getting angry
83. The word “hike”(Last sentence, Para 1) means __________.
84. Which of the following is true?
A. Congress is threatening American smokers.
B. Whether cigarettes are drugs will depend on Congress’ decision.
C. Coalition on Smoking or Health can apply drug laws to cigarettes.
D. The banning of cigarettes will be realized.
85. What conclusion can we draw from the passage?
A. Coalition on Smoking or Health has the ultimate power to ban cigarettes.
B. Tobacco workers protest because they have to pay more when they smoke.
C. The cigarette industry never intends to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.
D. Banning cigarettes would be a challenge to the law much as banning alcohol.
Coca-Cola is the best-selling soft (non-alcoholic) drink in the world. 165 million “Cokes” are sold every day, from the equator to the Arctic. But whereas outside the USA Coke tends to be a young person’s drink, inside the USA anybody of any age or income can drink it without embarrassment on any occasion.
Coke is not the only “cola” drink. Pepsi Cola is a well-known rival and has its devotes, for it is not as sweet as Coke. Cola drinks contain caffeine from the kola nut and are the only soft drinks which are stimulating as well as refreshing.
There are excellent wines produced in California which are praised by European connoisseurs, but some Americans prefer stronger stuff. Well-off Americans consume a lot of alcohol in the form of cocktails – mixtures based on spirits like whisky, gin and vodka.
Hamburgers and hot dogs are perhaps the best known American food. Hot dogs – sausages between bread rolls – can be bought in snack bars and from hot dog stands, on street corners. And from San Francisco to New York, in cheap or medium-priced restaurants, hamburgers will be on the all the menus, in company with steaks, fried chicken and seafood. They come with French, fries and crisp green salad. In most cases it is certainly good value for money. For dessert you will be offered apple pic, cheese cake, chocolate layer cake, ice creams and ice cream sundaes. No ice cream in the world is more delicious than American ice cream.
The American passion for speed has now hit the food business. Many restaurants, in particular the great chain restaurant company, Macdonald’s, specialize in “fast food”, food which is served at the counter ready “to go”, or “to take out.” He food, cooked and hot, is picked into cardboard and plastic containers, and hot drinks go into plastic cups with tight-fitting lids. There are also drive-in fast food restaurants, where the customer does not even have to leave his or her car. They first stop at a board where the menu is displayed, give an order through a microphone and then drive another twenty yards, where a girl hands them the meal, ready cooked and packed, people who prefer to eat at a table in the restaurant also receive their food in cardboard or plastic containers, and the knives, forks and spoons are plastic, too. When they have finished, customers throw everything except the tray into a trash can.
In most cities, large and small, you can eat Mexican or Italian food. And even small towns have a coffee shop serving simple meals, drinks of all kinds – and excellent, freshly made coffee. You sit at the counter, or are served at a table. Service in restaurants and coffee shops is efficient and friendly. Waiters and waitresses often introduce themselves: “Hi! I’m Don (or Debbie) . What can I get you folks?” This friendliness is natural and not entirely influenced by the hope of a high tip. In any case, people usually tip 15% of the check. One of the pleasantest things about waiters and waitresses in that they refill your coffee clip several times for no extra charge!
Many American families pride themselves on their cooking, and have deep freezers, where they store food they grow in their gardens or buy in the supermarket. Supermarket are large self-service stores selling every kind of food – fresh, canned or frozen. So like the fast-food restaurants, their produce is less expensive and easier to market. There have been supermarkets in the USA since the 1930s, and they have now spread through a large part of the world．
86. What kinds of drink mentioned in the passage do Americans have?
B. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola.
C. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and various wines.
D．Coke and wines.
87. Rich Americans prefer ________.
A. stronger stuff
B. excellent wines produced In California
D. whisky, gin and vodka
88. Which food appears most in the delicious in the world?
B. Hot dogs
D. Fried chicken
89. Which dessert of America is the most delicious in the world?
A. Apple pie
B. Cheese cake
C. Chocolate layer cake
D. Ice cream
90. Which of the following statement if NOT true?
A. In any case people usually tip 15% of the bill.
B. Super-markers are large self-sufficient stores selling every kind of food – fresh, tinned or frozen.
C. Hot dogs – sausages between bread rolls – can be bought from hot dog stalls.
D. When they have finished, customers throw everything except the tray into a rubbish bin. ‘
PartⅤ Translation. (4’* 5 = 20’)
93.如果你現在三十多歲，你應該意識到你 可期盼在六十歲以后在活上你現在的年齡(30 歲)的近三分之一。
94.判斷力可謂在世界上分布最公平了，因為每個人都自認為擁有足夠的判斷力，就連那 些對其他事情樣樣難得滿足的人， 通常也沒有再增加一些判斷力的愿望。
PartⅥ Writing. (30’)
Write on Answer Sheet a composition of about 200 words on the follow topic.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Air-conditioners
State specifically what your view is.
Support your view with reasons.
Bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.
Marks will be given for content, organization and appropriacy. Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.
Part I Listening Comprehension
Section A: Conversations. (2’ ×15 = 30’)
1.B 2. D 3. B 4. D 5. D
6. A 7. C 8. A 9. B 10. A
11. D 12. D 13. A 14. B 15. D
Section B: Passages. (2’ ×10 = 20’)
16. B 17. A 18. D 19. C 20. A
21. C 22. A 23. C 24. A 25. B
Part II Grammar & Vocabulary. (2’×25=50’)
26. C 27. C 28. B 29. C 30. B
31. B 32. B 33. C 34. D 35. C
36. B 37. B 38. B 39. A 40. C
41. D 42. B 43. A 44. C 45. C
46. C 47. C 48. B 49. C 50. D
Part III Cloze. (1.5’×20=30’)
51. A 52. C 53. C 54. B 55. D
56. B 57. A 58. D 59. D 60. B
61. A 62. C 63. D 64. A 65. C
66. B 67. A 68. B 69. D 70. D
Part IV Reading Comprehension. (3’ ×20=60’)
Passage 1 71.B 72.D 73.C 74.A 75.B
Passage 2 76.A 77.C 78.B 79.D 80.A
Passage 3 81.D 82.C 83.D 84.B 85.D
Passage 4 86.C 87.C 88.A 89.D 90.B
Part Ⅴ Translation. (4’ ×5=20’)
91.It struck me with horror to find out that the missing child fell into the deep pond.
92.Many homeless people are disappointed at the decision of the government that it will cut its spending on welfare program.
93.If you are now in your thirties, you ought to be aware that you can expect to live nearly one third of the rest of your life after the age of 60.
94.Good sense is the most equitably distributed thing in the world, for each man considers himself so well provided with it that even those who are most difficult to satisfy in everything else do not usually wish to have more of it than they have already.
95.It would seem that not only is degree of worker contribution an important factor, therefore, but it is also one we can do something about.
Part Ⅵ Writing. (30’)
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Air-conditioners
In recent years, the air-conditioner has become one of the many indispensable electrical appliances for thousands upon thousands of families, especially those in the south, where the intense heat overwhelms the earth throughout the summer. The advantages of the air- conditioner are self-evident. Armed with the ability to refrigerate, the air-conditioner makes you feel refreshing and comfortable no matter how hot it is outside. Thus it guarantees the efficiency of your work and the quality of your rest. Without it there would be no knowing what would happen to you in the dog days. Moreover, it can also create a proper condition in summer for the operation of computers -- the best friends of yours in the information age. Too high a temperature would make computers work improperly, causing much inconvenience for your daily life and work.
With all the advantages the air-conditioner offers, its disadvantages are also obvious. To begin with, the installment of the air-conditioner always involves the hole making in the wall, which undoubtedly makes the wall less pleasing to the eye than if not. Besides, the air- conditioned environment may make you more and more dependent on the air-conditioner, thus physically weakening your ability to cope with hot weather. Most important, the air - conditioned environment provides poor ventilation, and sometimes may even give rise to a strange kind of smell, which makes you feel dizzy and sick. Consequently, you will be in no mood for enjoying the cool air produced by the air-conditioner.
All things considered, I think its advantages outweigh its disadvantages. Actually, nothing in the world is perfect. It is unwise to make light of the favorable aspects of a thing on account of its unfavorable aspects. The same is true of the attitude you take towards the air - conditioner.