Part I Listening Comprehension (15 minutes)
Directions: This par is to test your listening abilities. It consists of 3 sections. Section A
Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues. There are 5 recorded dialogues in it. After each dialogue, there is a recorded question. Both the dialogues and questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A), B), C), and D) give in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet with a single line through the centre.
Example: You will hear:
You will read: A) New York City. B) An evening party.
C) An air trip. D) The man’s job.
From the dialogue we learn that the man is to take a flight to New York City. Therefore, C) An air trip is the correct answer. You should mark C) on the Answer Sheet. Now the test will begin. 1.A)He didn’t like that computer B)He didn’t find what he liked
C)The price of the computer was too high D)That type of computer was sold out 2.A)Go to a lecture B)Go to a concert
C)Go shopping D)Go sightseeing
3.A)Write a letter for the woman B)Take the woman to the office
C)Drive the woman home D)Finish the report for the woman
4.A)She was tired of reading it B)She liked it very much
C)She didn’t think much of it D)She wasn’t interested in it
5.A)When he can receive the order B)What the order number is
C)When he should send the order D)What’s wrong with the order
Directions: This section is to test you ability to understand short conversation. There are 2 recorded conversations in it. After each conversation, there some recorded questions. Both the conversations and questions will be spoken two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A), B), C), and D) give in your test paper. Then
you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet with a single line through the center.
6.A)Three weeks ago B)Last month C)Last week D)Last Monday
7.A)Install more machines B)Test the machines
C)Buy more machines D)Sell the machines
8.A)Sightseeing around the city B)Attending a meeting
C)Shopping in the city D)Giving a party
9.A)This afternoon B)This evening C)Tomorrow morning D)Tomorrow afternoon 10.A)At the party B)At the meeting C)In the office D)In the hotel
Directions: This section is to test your ability to comprehend short passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you will hear five questions. Both the passage and questions will be read two times. When you hear a question, you should complete the answer to it with a word or a short phrase (in not more than 3 words). The questions and incomplete answers are printed in your test paper. You should write your answers on the Answer Sheet correspondingly. Now the passage will begin.
11.What can visitors see at the exhibition?
They can see most of the latest _______ of the company.
12.Which section do the visitors go to see first?
The _______ section.
13.For whom are the products specially designed?
14.What’s special about the keyboard?
Its keys are __________.
15.What kind of sound does the mouse produce?
It produces _______ sounds.
Part II Structure ( 15 minutes)
Directions: This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct sentences. It consists of 2 sections
Directions: In this section, there are 10 incomplete sentences. You are requested to complete each one by deciding on the most appropriate word or words from the 4 choices marked A), B),C) and D). Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet with a single line through
16._____ Susan gets onto the top of a tall building, she will feel very much frightened. A)Now that B)Even though C)Every time D)Only if
17.The chair looks rather unusual in shape, but it is very comfortable to sit _______. A)by B)on C)with D)at
18._______ how to deal with the trouble of the computer, Martin had to ask his brother for help. A)Not know B)Not known C)Not to know D)Not knowing
19.It is said that the agreement _______ between the two companies last month will become steffective from May 1.
A)to sign B)signed C)to be signed D)signing
20.Many people have found _______ uncomfortable to hold the same position for a long time. A)it B)which C)this D)that
21.He doesn’t feel like _______ a picnic in the park this weekend, and he suggested watching the football match instead.
A)have B)to have C)having D)had
22.It was because I wanted to buy a dictionary _______ I went downtown yesterday. A)but B)and C)why D)that
23.Though he _______ well prepared before the job interview, he failed to answer some important questions.
A)will be B)would be C)has been D)had been
24.The cost of traveling around the eight European countries can run as high _______ $ 2,000. A)to B)as C)by D)for
25.This book is designed for the learners _______ native languages are not English. A)whose B)which C)who D)what
Directions: There are 10 incomplete sentences. You should fill in each blank with the proper form of the word given in the brackets. Write the word or words in the corresponding space on the Answer Sheet.
26.We are not short of raw materials at the moment, but we need reliable (equip) _______. 27.For those foreign students who are interested in (learn) _______ Chinese, the university offers a Chinese training program every summer.
28.Before the flight takes off, all passengers (ask) _______ to fasten their seat belts. 29.A guest in this hotel accused one of the hotel staff of (steal) _______ his money. 30.We surely (find) _______ a good solution to the technical problems in the near future. 31.He might not have been killed in the traffic accident yesterday if he (fasten) _______ the seat belt.
32.Following the (success) _______ settlement of the strike, the train service is now back to normal. 33.The more challenging the journey is, the (happy) _______ the young people will feel. 34.With his knowledge and experience, he is no doubt (qualify) _______ for the task. 35.If a business wants to sell its products (international) _______, it should do some world market research first.
Part III Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)
Directions: This part is to test your reading ability. There are 5 tasks for you to fulfill. You should read the reading materials carefully and do the tasks as you are instructed.
Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, numbered 36 through 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
In Britain there is a National Health Service (NHS) which is paid for by taxes and National Insurance, and in general people do not have to pay for medical treatment. Every person is registered with a doctor in his or her local area, known as a general practitioner？全科医生， or GP.
This means that their names are on the GP’s list, and they may make an appointment to see the
doctor or may call the doctor out to visit them if they are ill. People sometimes do have to pay part of the cost of drugs that the doctor prescribes. GPs are trained in general medicine but are not specialists in any particular subject. If a patient needs to see a specialist doctor, they must first go to their GP and then the GP will make an appointment for the patient to see a specialist at a hospital or clinic.
Although everyone in Britain can have free treatment under the NHS, it is also possible for him to have treatment done privately, for which he has to pay. Some people have private health insurance to help them pay for private treatment. Under the NHS, people who need to go to hospital may have to wait for a long time on a waiting list for their treatment. Anyone who is very ill can call an ambulance(救护车) and get taken to hospital for free urgent medical treatment. Ambulances are a free service in Britain.
36.In Britain, the National Health Service refers to _______.
A)a local hospital B)a medicine supplier
C)a medical care system D)an insurance company
37.Under the National Health Service, British citizens _______.
A)are all registered with a general practitioner B)do not need to buy private health insurance C)can only go to see a general practitioner D)cannot call in a general practitioner 38.People buy private health insurance in order to _______.
A)pay for the ambulance service B)receive free urgent treatment
C)see a general practitioner D)have private treatment
39.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A)People in Britain do not have to pay for any kind of medical care
B)People in Britain may wait long for their free medical treatment
C)In Britain you have to pay for ambulance service
D)British private medical insurance is free
40.What is this passage mainly about?
A)Private medical care in Britain B)Roles of general practitioners
C)Taxes and free medical care D)Health services in Britain
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 through 45.
CHICAGO (AP) On Jan. 1, an order went into effect requiring that every checked bag at more than 400 of the nation’s commercial airports be screened (扫描检查) for bombs and weapons.
Sunday was expected to be the heaviest travel day since Jan. 1. Yet spot checks on Sunday at several of the nation’s airports showed no major delays caused by the new security measures.
At the international terminal for Northwest Airlines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, passengers waited up to 30 minutes longer than usual. Their bags were sent through giant screening machines and workers tore open taped boxes and searched through their contents before closing them up again.
Most travelers simply accepted stricter screening developed since the terrorist(恐怖分子)
attacks on Sept.11, 2001, before which only 5 percent of the roughly 2 million bags checked each day were screened for bombs.
The U.S. government has put an additional 23,000 people into airports to carry out the new order.
Sonny Salgatar, a 23-year-old college student flying home to San Diego from Chicago, was told by an airport officer after the first pass that one of his bags was “hot”, meaning there was
something he couldn’t identify and he wanted to open the bag for an inspection.
The “hot” item turned out to be Salgatar’s clothing iron.
“Listen, anything they want to do for security is OK for me,” Salgatar said.
41.The new measure was adopted to guard against _______.
A)terrorist attacks B)luggage damage C)flight delays D)air crash
42.The world “hot” (Line 2, Para. 6) most probably means _______.
A)heated B)popular C)expensive D)suspicious
43.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A)Major delays were caused after the security order went into effect
B)Most passengers regard the new measure as necessary
C)Passengers complain about longer delay at the airport
D)There will be more and stricter security measures
44.What was the attitude of Sonny Salgatar towards the security measure taken? A)He was annoyed B)He had no objection
C)He thought it useless D)He didn’t worry about it
45.The best title of the passage might be _______.
A)Fear of Terrorist Attacks B)Latest Screening Technology
C)New Security Measures Adopted D)Inspection of Bombs and Weapons
Directions: The following is a Memo. After reading it, you are required to complete the outline below it (No. 46 through No. 50). You should write your answers briefly (in not more than 3 words)
on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
To: All Employees
From: Berry E. Silver, President
Date: Oct. 22, 2004
Subject: Our goals for the next year
Marketing and Sales
Our present sales program has helped us to improve our sales by slightly over 15%, but I am setting a goal of a 25% increase in sales for the next year. To help make this goal possible, I am announcing today the expansion (扩大) of our Marketing Department.
Research and Development (R&D)
Any company in our business must make great efforts to develop new and better products. Our R&D will certainly make us more competitive. But creative ideas do not come from only R&D department; they also come from the creative thinking and participation of all employees. One way we have begun to collect the suggestions of our employees is through our new computerized network.
Our company’s most valuable resources are its employees. In the years ahead I would like to see our efforts doubled in on-the-job training. To achieve this goal I have asked Barbara Johnson to head a new department, Human Resources and Employee Development, which will coordinate (协
调) a company-wide effort.
Subject: Goals for the next year
Marketing and Sales:
1)Goal set: to reach a ___46____ in sales;
2)Measure to be taken: to expand the ___47____;
Research and Development (R&D):
1)Goal set: to encourage the employees’ participation;
2)Channel to collect suggestions: the new ___48____;
1)Requirement set: to double the efforts in ___49____;
2)Measure to be taken: to appoint Barbara Johnson to head ___50____.
Directions: The following is a list of terms of modern business management. After reading it, you are required to find the items equivalent to (与…相同的) those given in Chinese in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in the brackets on the Answer Sheet, numbered 51 through 55.
A—collective action B—competitor analysis
C—corporate restructuring D—gain sharing
E—employee involvement F—hostile takeover
G—human resource management H—joint venture
I—psychological support J—performance-related pay
K—pay secrecy L—cross training
M—holding company N—corporate culture
O—board of directors P—background checking
Example: 企业文化(N) 合资企业(H)
Directions: The following is a business letter. After reading it, you should give brief answers to the 5 questions (No. 56 through No. 60) that follow. The answers (in not more than 3 words) should be
written after the corresponding numbers on the Answer Sheet.
July 20, 2004 Dear Sirs,
Today we have received your bill for 150 name-bearing (刻有名字的) crystal vases ？花瓶，
which you sent us the other day.
We had ordered these vases on condition that they should reach us by the end of June. But they arrived here 15 days behind the schedule.
The customers refused to accept the goods because they arrived too late. Since the vases bear their names, we cannot sell them to other customers. So we asked the customers again and again to take the vases, and finally they agreed to accept them, but at a price cut of 30%.
You may understand how we have lost the customer’s confidence in us. In this situation, we
have to ask you to compensate for the loss we have suffered. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
56.What was the problem with the delivery of the vases?
They arrived 15 days ______________.
57.When did the vases actually arrive?
In the middle of ____________.
58.Why couldn’t the vases be sold to other customers?
Because they were bearing _________ of those who ordered the vases.
59.In what condition did the customers accept the goods?
At a price cut of ____________.
60.What was the purpose of this letter?
To ask the supplier to _________ for the loss they have suffered.
Part IV Translation—English into Chinese
Directions: This part, numbered 61 through 65, is to test your ability to translate English to Chinese. After each of the sentences numbered 61 to 64, you will read four suggested translation. You should choose the best translation and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet. And for the paragraph numbered 65, write your translation in the corresponding space on the Translation/Composition Sheet.
61.It is generally accepted that old people should have a share in the rewards for material and cultural advancements to which they have made contributions.
62.Once there is a threat to our water supply water can quickly become the only thing that matters. A)只要水源受到威胁！水很快就会变成唯一重要的物质。
63.With so many companies cutting back on their workforce lately, do you know how an employee can hold onto his current job?
64.Having worked as a psychologist with all kinds of people, I’ve learned that successful people
aren’t necessarily the ones with the greatest natural talent.
65. Caravan Inn (凯尔温旅店)
The Caravan Inn is located on the way to Sunlight Hill and only ten blocks (街区) south of the
shopping center on Grand Avenue. Its modern rooms and plenty of additional facilities guarantee family satisfaction. A heated water pool and hot bath are open year round and provide fun for
everyone after a day of mountain climbing. A big breakfast is served daily in the Caravan Inn, but
suites ？套房， with kitchens are also available for families who would rather prepare their own
Part V Writing (25 minutes) Directions: This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a
business letter according to the following information given in Chinese. Remember to do the task on
the Translation/Composition Sheet.
说明，以Daniel Trade公司市场部经理李华的身份于6月15日给John Holland先生写一封催
Words for Reference:
优惠价格Special offers 过期overdue