一、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 ANSWER SHEET Ⅰ.
二、Vocabulary and Structure (15 points)?Directions: There are 40 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 ANSWER SHEET Ⅰ.
第6题 It was so late that we__________had time to catch the train.
第7题 —Have you moved into the new house—Not yet. The rooms__________.
A. are being painted
B. are painted
C. are painting
D. have been painting
第8题 —Mary won’t go to the concert tonight.—__________.
A. So does Peter
B. Neither does Peter
C. So will Peter
D. Neither will Peter
第9题 You can’t expect her __________on time if you are late yourself.
A. have been
D. to be
第10题 After the mine accident,the government sent a group of experts to__________the matter.
A. look into
B. look down upon
C. look through
D. look forward to
第11题 Had he worked harder,he__________the exams.
A. must have got through
B. would have got through
C. should get through
D. could get through
第12题 When he arrived at the airport ,Mr. Smith found that he_________his ticket in the office.
第13题 Nuclear science should be developed to benefit people __________harm them.
A. more than
B. better than
C. other than
D. rather than
第14题 You never told us why you were absent from the party,__________?
A. weren’t you
B. didn’t you
C. did you
D. were you
第15题 —Could you give me some ink—Sorry, I haven’t__________left myself.
第16题 The film__________three hours. It is the longest one I have ever seen.
第17题 We should be grateful if you would reply at your__________convenience.
D. the earliest
第18题 Nowhere else in the world__________more beautiful scenery than in Switzerland.
A. you can see
B. you had seen
C. can you see
D. had you seen
第19题 The little boy won’t go to sleep__________his mother tells him a story.
第20题 —They are supposed to arrive at six,but there is still no sign of them.—Something unexpected__________to them.
A. might happen
B. must have happened
C. would have happened
D. could happen
三、Cloze (20 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 ANSWER SHEET Ⅰ.
I can clearly remember the first time I met Mr.Andrews, my old headmaster,21__________that was over twenty years ago.During the war, I was at school in the north of England.As soon as it ended,my family returned to London. There were not enough schools left for children to go to and my father had to go from one school to another, asking them to 22__________ me as a pupil. I used to go with him but he had such a 23__________time trying to persuade people even to see him that I seldom had to do any tests. We had been to all the schools near where we lived, but the more my father argued,the more 24__________it became. In the end,we went to a school about five miles away from home. The headmaster kept us waiting for 25__________an hour. While we were waiting,I 26__________around at the school building, which was one of those old Victorian structures,completely out of date but still standing.I could hear the boys playing in the playground outside when the headmaster’s secretary finally 27__________us into his office. Mr. Andrews spoke to me first.“Why do you want to come here?”he asked. I had been thinking of saying something about studying but I couldn’t 28__________remembering the boys outside.“I don’t know anyone in London,”I said.“I like to play with the other boys. I like to read a lot of books too,”I 29__________.“All right,”Mr.Andrews said.“We have one place 30__________, in fact.”
My two years at that school were among the happiest of my life.
A. at most
B. at last
C. at least
D. at first
四、Reading Comprehension (75 points)Directions: There are four reading passages in this part.Each passage is followed by five 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 ANSWER SHEET Ⅰ.
Laura was married for 6 months. Her husband was using drugs. She didn’t want her son or her unborn baby to live that way, but she was afraid to ask her husband to leave. She left him a note instead. After reading the note,Laura’s husband waited for her to come home and then beat her and her son.
Laura had little education and she never had a good paying job. She was ashamed to ask for help from the police, courts or women’s shelters. Sometimes her husband was very nice to her. She decided to try harder so her children could have a home and a father. Laura joined a church and told a priest about her problem.
But her husband kept using drugs and hurting the family. Finally, she told her husband she loved him,but they should live apart for a while.He beat her again.The priest came over to talk to her.He asked the husband to go out for a while. Laura packed up her things and left home with her son. The next day she lost the baby. Her husband went to jail.
Laura got a lot of help from groups that help women who have been beaten.Now she is in college,has her own apartment and works on special projects at a women’s shelter.“We got out, and it changed life for me and my child. You can do it. You can break the cycle,”Laura said.
第31题 Laura felt her children shouldn’t live the old way when she was__________.
B. taking drugs
C. just out of work
D. attending university
第32题 The message Laura left her husband was most likely “__________”.
A.Do not beat the kid any more
B. Learn to take care of the family
C. Leave me and my children
D. Be a good father
第33题 Laura didn’t go to the police or courts because__________.
A. she was afraid of being laughed at
B. the priest asked her not to do so
C. her husband was a nice guy
D. she was not well?educated
第34题 Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. Laura has two children.
B. Laura never got any job.
C. Laura’s husband got punished.
D. Laura got little help from the society.
第35题 Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
A. Husband?Wife Relationship
B. Women’s Rights.
C. Laura’s Marriage.
D. Family Violence
During the Christmas shopping rush in London, the interesting story was reported of a tramp(流浪者)who, apparently though no fault of his own,found himself locked in a well?known chain store late on Christmas Eve. No doubt the store was crowded with last?minute Christmas shoppers and the staff were dead beat and longing to get home.Probably all the proper security checks were made before the store was locked and they left to enjoy the three?day holiday untroubled by customers desperate to get last?minute Christmas presents.
However ridiculous that may be,our tramp found himself alone in the store and decided to make the best of it. There was food, drink, bedding and camping equipment, of which he made good use. There must also have been television sets and radios.Though it was not reported if he took advantage of these facilities, when the shop reopened he was discovered in bed with a large number of empty bottles beside him.He seems to have been a man of good humor as indeed tramps very commonly are.
Everyone else was enjoying Christmas, so he saw no good reason why he should not do the same.He yielded himself cheerfully,and was taken by the police. Perhaps he had had a better Christmas than usual. He was sent to prison for seven days.The judge awarded no compensation(赔偿)to the chain store for the food and drink our tramp had consumed.They had,in his opinion,already received valuable free publicity from the story revealed in the newspaper and on television.Perhaps the judge had had a good Christmas,too.
第36题 The tramp was locked in the store__________.
A. for 7 days
B. on purpose
C. by accident
D. for security reasons
第37题 It can be inferred from the passage that the underlined phrase“dead beat”in Paragraph 1 means__________.
第38题 Which of the following was uncertain about the tramp after he was locked in the store?
A. He watched TV.
B. He was well fed.
C. He had a sound sleep
D. He had a good drink.
第39题 When the tramp was arrested, he__________.
A. was drunk
B. felt he deserved it
C. made no resistance
D. felt himself wronged
第40题 The judge didn’t award compensation to the chain store because__________.
A. the store was responsible for what happened
B. the report of the event benefited the store a lot
C. the tramp had stolen nothing of value
D. the tramp was penniless
If you want to stay young, sit down and have a good think. This is the research result of Professor Faulkner,who says that most of our brains are not getting enough exercise and as a result, we are ageing unnecessarily soon.
Professor Faulkner wanted to find out why healthy farmers in northern Japan appeared to be losing their ability to think and to reason at a relatively early age, and how the process of ageing could be slowed down.
He set about measuring brain volumes of a thousand people of different ages and occupations.
Computer technology enabled him to obtain precise measurements of the volume of the front and side sections of the brain, which relate to intelligence and emotion, and determine the human character.
Contraction of front and side parts—as cells die off—was observed in some subjects in their thirties, but it was still not evident in some sixty?and seventy?year?olds.
Faulkner concluded from his tests that there is a simple way to slow the contraction—using the head.
The findings show that contraction of the brain begins sooner in people in the country than in the towns.Those least at risk, says Faulkner,are lawyers,followed by university professors and doctors. White?collar workers doing routine work are,however, as likely to have shrinking brains as the farm worker, bus driver and shop assistant.
Faulkner’s findings show that thinking can prevent the brain from shrinking. Blood must circulate properly in the head to supply the fresh oxygen the brain cells need.“The best way to maintain good blood circulation is through using the brain,”he says.“Think hard and engage in conversation.Don’t rely on pocket calculators.”
第41题 Professor Faulkner wanted to find out__________.
A. how people’s brains shrink
B. the way of making people live longer
C. the size of certain people’s brains
D. why certain people aged sooner than others
第42题 Faulkner’s research findings are based on__________.
A. a survey of farmers in northern Japan
B. tests performed on a thousand old people
C. the study of brain volumes of different people
D. the latest development of computer technology
第43题 The professor’s tests show that__________.
A. our brains shrink as we grow old
B. the front section of the brain does not shrink
C. seventy?year?olds have better brains than sixty?year?olds
D. brain contraction may vary among people of the same age
第44题 The underlined word “subjects” in Paragraph 5 means__________.
A. branches of knowledge studied in a school
B. something to be considered
C. persons experimented on
D. citizens in a country
第45题 According to the passage,which group of people seem to age slower than the others?
D. Shop assistants.
News has just been received of an air crash in the north of England. The plane,which was on a charter(包租)flight from London to Carlisle,was carrying a party of businessmen on their way to a trade fair. It seems likely that the plane ran into a heavy fog as it was approaching Carlisle and was obliged to circle for some twenty minutes.Everything seemed to be going well. The pilot was in constant radio communication with Ground Control when the engines suddenly cut out and all contact was lost. The plane crashed on the site of the ancient Roman camp at Hadrian’s Hill, a place well known to archaeologists(考古学家)and tourists.
So far few details have been reported,but it is feared that at least twenty people lost their lives,among them the pilot,who was killed instantly. The local ambulances and firemen were on the scene within minutes of the crash, but additional help had to be rushed from other areas.
Mr.Lesilie Collins,one of the survivors,told our reporter, “We passengers noticed the engines were making a funny noise. Of course we couldn’t see anything because of the fog,but the pilot said there was nothing to worry about.The next thing we know, the engines went dead. There was a rushing noise—and after that I don’t remember any more.”
Mr. Collins is now in hospital, being treated for minor injuries. We will be bringing you further news of the crash as we receive it.In the meantime relatives are asked to ring 02?3457211 for information.
第46题 The plane was__________.
A. flying some businessmen to London
B. on a regular flight to London
C. returning from a trade fair
D. bound for Carlisle
第47题 What happened when the plane was nearing Carlisle?
A. The pilot misread the signals from Ground Control.
B. Ground Control failed to send out right instructions.
C. The pilot got a report of terrible weather.
D. The engines broke down.
第48题 According to the passage, the plane crashed at__________.
A. a place in southern England
B. a place of historical interest
C. a military training camp
D. a camp near London
第49题 The news report tells us that when the crash occurred__________.
A. the ambulances and firemen arrived quickly
B. none of the passengers was killed
C. no additional help was necessary
D. help was long delayed
第50题 From what Mr.Collins said, we can know that he__________.
A. had only an incomplete picture of what happened
B. heard and saw nothing at all
C. talked to the pilot
D. was once a pilot
Online distance learning(网上远程教育)is an instructional system which connects learners with educational resources.Students work on their own at home, at work, or at school and communicate with faculty and other students by means of e?mail,electronic meetings, videoconferencing,chat rooms, instant messaging and other forms of computer?based communication.There are both advantages and disadvantages to online distance learning.
There are many benefits to using online distance learning environments. Online education is available all the time,anywhere and to all people.However,there are weaknesses for some learners. The online learner only has the written text and no other face?to?face hints.This may confuse the learner and cause misunderstanding. While distance learning allows for an openness, it is also difficult because it is done by e?mail messages and writing,and therefore may take more time than face?to?face learning.Sometimes the messages can be overwhelming for many online students.
Universities,colleges and schools use online distance learning environments. There are important for students who may be unable to attend classes for various reasons like illnesses or busy everyday schedules. Some learners just want to further their studies at home. They enjoy the convenience of home learning as they take regular programs or enrichment classes.
Online courses keep learners very occupied at all hours of the day.There are a great many messages and other online resources to read and respond to. Most learners have regular jobs or attend regular school classes on ground as well.However,the benefits are clear. Online distance learning is becoming very popular. Some online classes have become a profitable business as they replace regular traditional means of learning.
第51题 Which of the following is TRUE of the passage about online distance learning?
A. It has more disadvantages than advantages.
B. It is a learning form based on internet.
C. It is not available for some students
D. It has only enrichment classes.
第52题 Sometimes online distance learning can be a problem because__________.
A. learners can’t afford it
B. learners get too many hints
C. it involves excessive writing
D. it is not available at the weekend
第53题 One of the good aspects of online distance learning is__________.
C. easy operation
D. variety of instruction
第54题 What kind of students may NOT like online distance learning?
A. Those busy with their schedules
B. Those in need of further education.
C. Those unable to attend regular classes.
D. Those in favor of face?to?face teaching.
第55题 With regular means of learning,the learners have to study__________.
A. at school
B. on their own
C. at all hours of the day
D. by means of reading and writing
五、Daily Conversation(10 points)Directions：Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogues by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
B.It’s my pleasure
C.By the way
D.No, of course not
E.Here you are
第56题 Lodger:I’m terribly sorry that I broke your vase.Landlady:__________.
【正确答案】It’s my pleasureC
第57题 Clerk:Would you sign the register please,SirMr.Woods:Sure.__________,does my room have a private bath Clerk:Certainly. Every room in this hotel has a private bath.
【正确答案】By the way
第58题 Luke:What a beautiful dress!Edna:__________.I just got it yesterday.
第59题 Fric:Thank you for looking after the cat for me.Jack:__________.I love cats.
【正确答案】It’s my pleasure
第5题 Fric:Thank you for looking after the cat for me.Jack:.I love cats.
【正确答案】It’s my pleasure
第60题 Mary:I’m going shopping.Oliver:Do you mind if I come with you Mary:__________.You can carry my bag for me.
【正确答案】No, of course not
六、Writing(25 points)Directions:For this part, you are supposed to write a notice in about 100-120 words based on the following situation.Remember to writer it clearly.
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1.评分原则： ①本题总分为25分，分五档给分。 ②评分时，先根据文章的内容和语言确定其所属档次，然后根据该档次的具体要求给分。 ③纳入第五档次的作文应取得至少两位阅卷教师的认可。 ④字数不足100和超出120的，酌情扣1分——2分。 ⑤拼写与标点符号的准确性视其对表达的影响程度予以评分。英、美式拼写均可。 ⑥如书写较差，以至影响表达，将分数降低一个档次。
2.评分标准： 第五档 (21分——25分)很好地完成了试题规定的任务。 主题突出;内容充实，层次分明;行文流畅;使用了丰富的语法结构和词汇;基本无语言错误。第四档 (16分——20分)较好地完成了试题规定的任务。 主题明确;内容完整，层次清楚;文字连贯;语法结构有变化，词汇比较丰富;有少量语言错误。第三档 (11分——15分)基本完成了试题规定的任务。 主题尚明确;内容尚完整，有层次;语句较通顺;虽有不少语言错误，但不影响内容表达。第二档 (6分——10分)未能按要求完成试题规定的任务。 主题不明确;内容不完整，层次不清，缺少连贯性;语句欠通顺;有较多的语言错误，影响了内容表达。第一档 (1分——5分)未完成试题规定的任务。 明显跑题;内容贫乏，结构层次混乱;语句不通顺;有严重的语言错误。0分所写的内容与试题要求毫不相关，语句混乱，无法理解。