Part ? Listening Comprehension
Directions: This part is to test your listening ability. It consists of 4 sections.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to give proper answers to
questions. There are 5 recorded questions or sentences in it.
After each question or sentence, there is a pause. The
questions or sentences will be spoken two times. When you
hear a question or sentence, you should decide on the correct
answer or response from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D
given in your test paper. Then you should mark the
corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line
through the center.
Example: You will hear: What's the date today?
You will read: A. Yes, it is.
B. No, it isn't.
C. It's July 20.
D. It's 7:20.
From the question we learn that the speaker is asking about the date. Therefore C is the correct answer. You should mark C on the Answer Sheet. Now the test will begin.
1. A. Have you done them already? B. Did you do these drawings?
C. You are quite an artist. D. How nice of you to do these! 2. A. Nice to meet you. B. How are you?
C. I'm glad to hear that D. Hello, Jim. How are things with you?
3. A. She eats less now. B. She is used to eating less.
C. She wants to eat special food now. D. She doesn't eat special food now.
4. A. It's an American car. B. It's my aunt's.
C. It's my aunt. D. It's my aunt who does it. 5. A. I don't know how to get to the cinema. B. I don't know if the cinema is grand.
C. I enjoy seeing movies. D. I often go to the cinema.
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. 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 given in your test paper. Then
you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer
Sheet with a single line through the center.
6. A. On foot. B. By bus.
C. By bike. D. By car.
7. A. Wednesday. B. Thursday.
C. Friday. D. Saturday.
8. A. Swimming. B. Tennis.
C. Football. D. Basketball.
9. A. John has won the first prize in the song contest and Sue won the second.
B. Sue has won the first prize in the song contest and the second in the math.
C. John has won the first prize in the math contest and also in the song contest.
D. Sue has won the first prize in the math contest and also in the song contest.
10.A. 245-0445. B. 245-0455.
C. 245-0454. D. 245-0544.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short
conversations. There are 2 recorded conversations in it. After
each conversation, there are some recorded questions. The
conversations will be spoken two times. When you hear a
question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4
choices A, B, C and D given in your test paper. Then you
should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet
with a single line through the center.
11. A. At Linda's home. B. At Tom's home.
C. In the classroom. D. In the library.
12. A. Somewhere in Tom's room. B. Somewhere on the floor.
C. On the top shelf. D. On the bottom shelf.
13. A. Her son. B. Her brother.
C. Her father. D. Her nephew.
14. A. 20 dollars. B. 50 dollars.
C. 10 dollars. D. 30 dollars.
15. A. Husband and wife. B. Brother and sister.
C. Clerk and customer. D. Customer and waiter.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to comprehend short
passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you
will hear 5 questions. The passage will be spoken two times.
When you hear a question, you should complete the answer
to it with a word or a short phrase. The incomplete answers
are printed both in your test paper and on the Answer Sheet.
You should write your answers on the Answer Sheet. Now
listen to the passage.
18. She treated them with
19. Her first patient was
20. She was
Part II Vocabulary and Structure
Directions: This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct sentences. It consists of 2 sections.
Directions: In this section, there are 20 incomplete sentences. You are
required 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 the center. 21. He _____ sketches of the dancing girl.
A. copied B. made
C. wrote D. produced
22. They were _____ towards the river.
A. having B. causing
C. forcing D. making
23. The teacher _____ the students on a tour through the art museum.
A. made B. let
C. forced D. took
24. Excuse me for _____ you with such a small matter.
A. troubling B. taking
C. interviewing D. making
25. Tom's parents died when he was a child, so he was _____ by his relatives.
A. rose B. brought up
C. raised up D. fed up
26. The market was filled with salted fish, _____ the worst smell that you can imagine.
A. sending off B. giving up
C. sending down D. giving off
27. Regardless _____ his appearance, he is a learned person.
A. to B. of
C. for D. in
28. Judges must be independent _____ political interference.
A. to B. of
C. on D. for
29. There was so much noise that the speaker couldn't make himself _____.
A. heard B. to hear
C. hearing D. being heard
30. So far there is no proof _____ people from other planets do exist.
A. which B. how
C. what D. that
31. Never before _____ so highly successful in changing his surroundings.
A. man has been B. man is
C. has man been D. is man
32. You'd better stay here for another two days, _____?
A. hadn't you B. wouldn't you
C. won't you D. didn't you
33. The bad weather will set _____ our plan 3 weeks.
A. back B. out
C. aside D. up
34. He is known _____ everyone _____ a good actor.
A. to ... as B. to ... for
C. with ... as D. for ... with
35. Miraculously, they_____ the bombing.
A. survived from B. kept out
C. survived D. escaped in
36. Prof. Manhattan is quite pleasant-looking today. This _____ that we all have got good scores in the final exam.
A. indicates B. reveals
C. states D. points out
37. It isn't quite _____ that he will be present at the meeting.
A. surely B. right
C. exact D. certain
38. _____, water should be regarded with caution as it can be dangerous.
A. Beautiful as it is B. It is beautiful
C. As it is beautiful D. Beautiful it is
39. A clue _____ why Americans may have been more honest in the past lies in the Abe Lincoln's story.
A. from B. to
C. as if D. as though
40. This warning is directed at you. "Directed" means _____.
A. ordered B. aimed
C. influenced D. told
Directions: There are 10 incomplete statements here. 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.
41. (miss) The police started off to search for the _____ boy after
they received the call from the parents.
42. (appear) Let's hope our difficulties will soon _____.
43. (overwhelm) An _____ majority voted against the proposal.
44. (excessive) There is an _____ of violence in the film.
45. (energetic) He had so much _____ that he did the work of three
46. (practically) You'll never learn to ride a bike if you don't _____.
47. (establish) The government must encourage the ____ of new industry.
48. (nod) _____ often means you say "yes".
49. (be) What I did _____ to give her a book.
50. (discovery) It was never _____ how he died.
Part III Reading Comprehension
Directions: This part is to test your reading ability. There are 5 tasks for
you to fulfil. You should read the reading materials carefully
and do the tasks as you are instructed.
Directions: After you read the following passage, you will find 5
questions or unfinished statements. 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
We can make mistakes at any age. Some mistakes we make are about money. But most mistakes are about people. "Did Jerry really care when I broke up with Helen?" "When I got that great job, did Jim really feel good about it, as a friend? Or did he envy my luck?" When we look back, doubts like these can make us feel bad. But when we look back, it's too late.
Why do we go wrong about our friends — or our enemies?
Sometimes what people say hides their real meaning. And if we don't really listen we miss the feeling behind the words. Suppose someone tells you, "You're a lucky dog." That's being friendly. But "lucky dog"? There's a bit of envy in those words. Maybe he doesn't see it himself. But bringing in the "dog" puts you down a little. What he may be saying is that he doesn't think you deserve your luck.
"Just think of all the things you have to be thankful for" is another noise that says one thing and means another. It could mean that the speaker is trying to get you to see your problem as part of your life as a whole. But is he? (Wrapped up in this phrase is the thought that your
problem isn't important.) It's telling you to think of all the starving people in the world when you haven't got a date for Saturday night.
How can you tell the real meaning behind someone's words? One way is to take a good look at the person talking. Do his words fit the way he looks? Does what he says agree with the tone of voice? His posture (姿态)? The look in his eyes? Stop and think. (The minute you spend thinking about the real meaning of what people say to you may save another mistake.)
51. This passage is mainly about _____.
A. how to interpret what people say
B. what to do when you listen to others talking
C. how to avoid mistakes when you communicate with people
D. why we go wrong with people sometimes
52. According to the author, the reason why we go wrong about our friends is that _____.
A. we fail to listen carefully when they talk
B. people tend to be annoyed when we check what they say
C. people usually state one thing but mean another
D. we tend to doubt what our friends say
53. In the sentence "Maybe he doesn't see it himself." (in Para. 2), the pronoun "it" refers to _____.
A. being friendly
B. a bit of envy
C. lucky dog
D. your luck
54. When we listen to a person talking, the most important thing for us to do is _____.
A. notice the way the person is talking
B. take a good look at the person talking
C. mind his tone, his posture and the look in his eyes
D. examine the real meaning of what he says based on his manner, his tone and his
55. The author most probably is a _____.
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1.
The big red American car was much too wide for an English country road. When Paul Carson saw it coming towards him he stopped his own car at the side, to make room for it to pass. The big car went slowly past, so close that Paul could see its driver's face quite clearly. It was not a pretty face. (The mouth was cut very short, and the eyes were hidden behind dark glasses.) "Where have I seen that face before?" Paul wondered. "Wait a minute. I remember now. It was in the newspaper." He turned to his sister. "Have you still got yesterday's paper, Nora? Or did you light the fire with it this morning? You usually do when I need it."
"No, I didn't," laughed Nora. "But it's rather dirty. I put the fish in it just now, as they had no paper in the fish shop. It's on the floor at the back of the car. I'll get it if you like."
She opened the back door and took the fish out of the paper. Paul turned quickly to the middle page and showed her the picture. It was partly covered with wet fish's blood, but the face was clear enough. It was not a pretty face. It had a large mouth and small ears, and its eyes were hidden behind dark glasses.
"'Wanted by the police,'" read Paul, "'for paying bills with useless cheques at hotels and shops in Margate, Brighton and other large sea-side towns. The City Bank will pay fifty pounds to anyone who helps the police to catch this man.'"
"Does it say anything about an American car?"
"No. But listen to this. 'He is English, but he usually talks and dresses like an American visitor.'" Perhaps it's a stolen car. Men like him use a different car every week.
"That's true. What are you going to do, Paul? Call the police?" "No. I want to make sure first." He turned the car and began to drive back the same way. "Let's follow him and watch for a few minutes. What's his car number? Where is he staying? To get our fifty pounds, we must be able to tell the police as much as possible."
Soon they saw the red car in front of them. It seemed to be going very slowly.
56. Why did Paul stop his own car at his side?
A. Because he was inquired by a policeman.
B. Because he wanted to give way to a big car.
C. Because he wanted to fill in petrol.
D. Because he wanted to ask the way.
57. The driver of the big car _____.
A. looked like a face in the newspaper
B. was Paul's friend
C. was at work
D. looked like a film star
58. After reading the newspaper, Nora and Paul thought _____.
A. the man was a famous writer
B. the man might be a criminal
C. the man might be wanted by a company
D. the man was a veteran
59. Finally, Paul decided to _____.
A. go back home
B. call the police
C. follow the big car
D. send the men to the bank
60. The story took place in _____.
Directions: After reading the following passage, you are required to
complete the outline below it.You should write your answers
briefly on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
I have a true confession to make: I love voice mail. I can't say that it's changed my life, but it has certainly made my work a lot easier.
One of my jobs is to publish an internal newsletter for an international law firm. Don't let anyone fool you, one of the dirty little tasks in publishing a newsletter is digging up some news.
In the old BVM (before voice mail) days, I would telephone more than 300 lawyers each week at their offices in Chicago; New York; Washington D. C. and Los Angeles. I'd say in my best corporate tone:
"Excuse me, Mr. (or Ms.) Barrister. I hope I'm not calling at an inconvenient time, but do you have anything that might be appropriate for the firm's newsletter?"
This passage is made to introduce a new technology called __61___.
The writer of the passage is working with a __62___.
One of the writer's jobs is to __63___.
In the old BVM days, the writer's trouble is to __64___.
Generally speaking, the new technology has made the writer's work
Directions: The following is a list of terms for cars. After reading it, you
are required to find out the Chinese equivalents in the table
below. Then put the corresponding letters in the brackets on
the Answer Sheet.
A. lamp bracket
B. rear light
D. ball bearing
E. front wheel
H. chain guard
I. gear change mechanism
K. back brake
L. brake cable
N. saddle springs
66. 尾灯 ( ) 67. 前轮 ( )
68. 挡泥板 ( ) 69. 车把 ( )
70. 后闸 ( )
Directions: Read the following short speech. After reading it, you are