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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. background
2. A. garage
3. A. civil
4. A. color
5. A. baggage
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. Do you think it necessary an English diary every day?
B. to keep
7. have I heard anything like that in my life.
8. When we woke up, everywhere was snow.
B. covered in
C. covered with
9. More students than one there,
A. has been
B. have been
C. had been
D. would have been
10. You know that's right, ?
A. is it
B. isn't it
C. do you
D. don't you
11. You're always moaning about something or other. I wish you
A. shut up
B. were shut up
C. had shut up
D. would shut up
12. a little more tolerant our world would be a better place.
A. Were people
B. If people would
C. People were
D. Would people
13. When I was a child I used swimming in the lake.
A. to going
C. to go
14. Saul's brother left the matter entirely up to and
A. I, he
B. him, I
C. me, he
D. him, me
15. When my grandfather died, I discovered that he had left me some money in his
C. credit card
D. cash machine
16. Those good traditions have been passed the younger generation.
A. on to
B. to on
C. cross to
17. many times, but he still couldn't understand it.
A. Having been told
B. He was told
C. Though he had been told
D. Having told
18. We had a long telephone yesterday evening.
19. How of you to remember my birthday!
20. Marry, as well as Torn, a key to the office.
C. to have
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 21we 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 26 built on or washed into the sea. Renewable resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover 27We discharge pollutants 28 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 31increasingly 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 33us fed, comfortable, healthy and active. If we are sensible in how we use the resources they will34indefinitely. But if we use them wastefully and excessively they will soon run 35 and everyone will suffer.
21. A. situation
22. A. Although
23. A. continues
24. A. already
25. A. alone
26. A. sooner
27. A. quite
28. A. into
29. A. development
30. A. stopped
31. A. doing
32. A. natural
33. A. hold
34. A. last
35. A. away
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.
Ronald Musoke is a college student from Uganda. He attends the College of Marin in California.
Recently he got very excited about things he found in wastebaskets. What did he find? He found outdated textbooks that had been thrown away. Some of the books had sold new for one hundred dollars. The old textbooks had been either discontinued or replaced by newer editions.
Uganda is a very poor country in Africa. When Musoke went to school in Uganda, there were never enough books. Sometimes five books were shared with one hundred fifty students. Musoke lived through the Ugandan civil war and the loss of twelve family members from AIDS.
Why is Musoke excited about the discarded textbooks.'? He wants to send them to Uganda so
women have the chance to get an education. The books will be used to pay for the women's education. Musoke hopes that education will help lower the number of deaths from AIDS. Also, the books will help lower illiteracy in Uganda.
Other students are helping Musoke gather textbooks. Students are giving him books and over four thousand books have been collected. A business sponsor is helping to pay the postage for the books. Musoke and his classmates sort and pack the books.
Ugandans will be educated with the help of donated books. The College of Marin students have
become connected with an African nation far away. These classmates from a wealthy county, for example, Tanya Sehwedler and her classmates, have gained greater understanding of people who struggle to live in a very poor country.
36. Books were precious in Uganda because the schools
A. didn't use them in grade school
B. no one knew how to read
C. couldn't afford enough books
D. were closed by the civil war
37. The packing and sorting is being done by
A. a business sponsor
B. other students in college
C. the College of Marin teachers
D. Musoke's college classmates
38. Tanya Sehwedler is helping pack and sort books because
A. it makes her feel good to better the lives of others
B. it may offer her experience to help her own country
C. she likes to sort and organize
D. she wants to contact with that country far away
39. The proper title for this passage is
A. Books in College of Matin
B. Ronatd Musoke and Tanya Schwedler
C. "Trashed" Books Help Ugandans
D. Poor Africa Students in the United States
Only one animal can walk 200 miles without stopping once to rest. It would take a person two days and two nights to walk this far, and only one man has ever done it without stopping. What amazing animal has such endurance? The camel ! The camel is well known for something else, too. It can cross an entire desert without a single drink of water. Its body is built in a special way to help it store water and food.
A person has just one stomach, but a camel has quite a few. Within each stomach are layers and
layers of cells. These cells are like tiny water balloons, storing liquids until the camel needs them.
When the camel drinks, the cells grow larger and larger. For a whole week, they can keep the animal's thirst away by sending water to all parts of its body.
And did you ever wonder why the camel has a hump? The hump is a storage place for fat.
Because it has this storage area, the camel does not need to eat very often. When the animal needs energy, the layers of fat serve as fuel to keep it going on the long, hot days in the burning sun.
The camel has one other gift that makes it well suited to arid regions. This gift is its amazing
nose. A camel can smell a water hole from miles away!
When a camel moves it sways from side to side like a ship on a wavy ocean. Because of this
swaying motion, the camel has been called the "Ship of the Desert. "
40. The camel's hump is a storage place for
B. extra water
C. body sugars
41. We can conclude from this passage that camels
A. feel at home in the desert
B. like to carry heavy loads
C. look like ships from a distance
D. will always be useful
42. The author compares cells with water balloons in order to
A. make you think of summer
B. help you visualize the ceils
C. show how rubber is elastic
D. show how many shapes cells can have
43. The word "arid" is closest in meaning to
A group of scientists rowing toward the center of a lake saw something shocking. They turned back as fast as they could. What had they seen?. The lake was boiling!
The group was investigating a crater lake in the mountains of St. Vincent. A crater hake is the
mouth of a volcano that has been dormant for some time and has filled with water.
This particular crater was the tip of a volcano called Soufriere, which erupted last in 1902. Since
that time, it had not shown any signs of action. But in the fall of 1971, mountain climbers who had hiked near the lake returned to the lowlands with strange stories. They said the water had turned yellow and was giving off a smell like burnt eggs. A seething fog was rising from the lake's surface.
Local scientists rushed to Soufriere to see if this might be the beginning of a new volcanic explosion. They found a huge black mass in the middle of the water. It was a great blab 1,000 feet
long and 300 feet wide. Lava had pushed up through the bottom of the lake and formed a new island.
The investigators wanted to make sure that the volcano was safe, and that the lava would not
overflow into the surrounding countryside. But they could never reach the island to study it, because the lava was so hot that the water around it bubbled and boiled.
44. This passage is about
A. mountain climbing
B. a boiling lake
C. a new volcanic island
D. a mysterious blab
45. A crater lake is at the tip of a
46. We can conclude that
A. the situation was nothing to be concerned about
B. Soufriere is still an active volcano
C. crater lakes are easy to hike to
D. Soufriere is a dead volcano
47. The writer explains the boiling water by using
Have you ever heard of a flower whose seeds are carried and spread by elephants? The rafflesia, a rare blossom, is very unusual. Found in the rain forests of Sumatra, the rafflesia is the world's largest flower, measuring three feet in diameter!
This giant flower is a parasite--it needs another plant to live on. It lacks the structures needed to
survive alone. The rafflesia has no stem or leaves. It is all flower. It attaches itself to the roots of other plants and sucks their juices. The flower's favorite home is the root of the vine, which grows above ground.
The rafflesia seems to burst right out of the forest floor. Its blossom weighs fifteen pounds! It has thick, spotted petals that give off a rotten smell. The center is about the size of a household bucket. After a rain, it may hold up to twelve pints of water!
After the rafflesia dies, it becomes a pool of thick liquid in which its seeds float. Elephants
wandering through the forest step into the mushy pool, and the seeds glue themselves to their feet. As the animals stomp through the forest, their sticky feet pick up twigs and leaves. The elephants try to rid themselves of the sticky mess, in the same way people try to get bubble gum off their shoes. The elephants rub their feet against the roots of the vine. In no time, seeds left on the vine grow into more monstrous flowers !
45. Elephants help to
A. provide food for the giant flower
B. water the rafflesia with their trunks
C. carry rafflesia seeds from one place to another
D. stomp out the awful smelling petals
49. From this passage, we can guess that the writer
A. likes elephants
B. has a very large garden
C. admires the wonders of nature
D. likes to measure things
50. To give us an idea of how large the rafflesia is, the author uses
A. the size of an elephant for comparison
C. comparisons to other flowers
D. detailed descriptions of the flower's stem
51. As used in this passage, "structures" means
C. necessary parts
Many superstitious people are afraid of black cats. They believe that black cats have a strange
power. If a black cat crosses their path, they think they will have bad luck.
Black cats haven't always had such a bad reputation. Long ago, the Egyptians thought that black
cats were holy animals. They even worshipped them. Pasht was an Egyptian goddess who had a woman's body and a cat's head. Because the Egyptians had so much respect for black cats, they often buried the sacred creatures with great ceremony. Mummies of cats have often been found in ancient cemetery ruins. To keep the cats company after they died, mice were sometimes buried beside them.
Feelings about black cats have always been strong. People have thought they were either very good or very bad. The people of Europe, in the Middle Ages, believed black cats were the evil friends of witches and the Devil. Witches were said to have the power to change themselves into black cats. People believed that you could not tell whether a black cat was just a cat, or whether it was a witch disguising herself as she plotted some evil scheme. The brain of a black cat was thought to be a main ingredient in witch's brew.
Unlike their ancestors of the Middle Ages, Englishmen today consider black cats to be good luck
charms. Fishermen's wives often keep a black cat around so that their husbands will be protected when they are out at sea.
52. The Egyptian goddess Pasht had a
A. woman's head and a cat's body
B. woman's head and a lion's body
C. cat's head and a man's body
D. woman's body and a cat's head
53. Judging from this passage, people of the Middle Ages probably
A. treated black cats with respect
B. treated black cats badly
C. were witches if they had black cats
D. thought black cats were beautiful
54. People of ancient Egypt and Europeans of the Middle Ages
A. both worshipped black cats
B. both feared black cats
C. thought black cats could bring good luck
D. felt very different about black cats
55. "Sacred" means
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. Maybe ! should call a taxi
B. can you help me
C. it's the second left
D. not really
E. at the traffic lights
F. Not at all
G. Museum Drive
H. Thanks again
Tourist: Excuse me, 56 ? I'm lost!
Person: Certainly, where would you like to go?
Tourist: I'd like to go to the museum, but I can't find it. Is it far?
Person : No, 57 . It's about a 5 minute walk. Now, go along this street to the traffic lights. Do you see them?
Tourist: Yes, I can see them.
Person: Right, 58 , turn left into Queen Mary Avenue.
Tourist: Queen Mary Avenue.
Person: Right. Go straight on. Take the second left and enter Museum Drive.
Tourist: OK. Queen Mary Avenue, straight on and then the second left, 59
Person : Right. Just follow Museum Drive and the museum is at the end of the road.
Tourist: Great. Thanks for your help.
Person : 60
VI. Writing (25 points)
Directions: For this part, you are supposed to write a letter of refasal in English in 100-120 words based on the following situation. Remember to write it clearly.
1．B 2．A 3．A 4．D 5．B
Ⅱ．Vocabulary and Structure
6．B 7．C 8．C 9．B l0．D ll．D l2．A l3．C l4．D l5．B l6．A l7．B
18．B l9．A 20．D
8．Cover with由什么覆蓋，cover in填滿。選項C是正確的。【句子大意】當我們醒來時發現到處都是雪。
13．Used to do sth過去常常做某事，be used to doing sth習慣于做某事。選項C是正確的。【句子大意】我小的時候常去河里游泳。
15．Savings存款，will遺囑，credit card信用卡，cash machine取鈔機。選項B是正確的。【句子大意】我爺爺去世時我發現在他的遺囑中給我留了一些錢。
16．Pass on to sb傳遞給某人。選項A是正確的。【句子大意】好的傳統已經傳給了年輕的一代。
20．本句謂語動詞的單復數取決于as well as前面的主語。選項D是正確的。【句子大意】瑪麗有一把辦公室的鑰匙，湯姆也有。
21．B 22．C 23．C 24．B 25．D 26．C 27．D 28．A 29．B 30．C 31．D
32．A 33．D 34．A 35．B
23．Continue繼續，repeat重復，carry拿、支持，follow跟著。這里要求與介詞on搭配，carry on不停地持續下去，follow on繼續擊球。選項C是正確的。Carry on consuming持續消耗。
29．Development發展，result結果，reaction反應，product產品。As a result結果是。人類污染了大氣層，其結果是在人類最需要地球時，它卻無能為力。選項B是正確的。
31．Make a demand on sth對……提出要求。選項D是正確的。文中指對地球提出供養人類的要求。
35．Run away逃走，run out耗盡，run up增大，run over碾過、瀏覽。根據上下文，資源用盡，人類受苦。選項B是正確的。
36．C 37．D 38．A 39．C
40．D 41．A 42．B 43．C
44．C 45．D 46．B 47．C
48．C 49．C 50．B 51．B
52．D 53．B 54．D 55．B
56．B 57．D 58．E 59．G 60．F
Thank you so much for your warmhearted invitation of spending my summer vocation at your
hometown, a quiet and beautiful country. I have been waiting for it so long. But, unfortunately, I
have to go back my own hometown, a hot and noisy city, for my sister just got an admission from a university and she is preparing for it. As an elder brother, I must help her in both mental and
So sorry for missing the good chance to join you at your home. Next year, we will spend summer
together, our summer.
Send my greetings to your parents, please. I'll visit them next year.
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