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    Test 1

    Part ? Use of English ( 10 points)

    Directions: In this part there are 10 incomplete dialogues. For each dialogue there are four

    choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the dialogue. Then

    mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

    21. Hello, may I talk to the headmaster now?

     -- .

     A. Sorry, he is busy at the moment B. No, you can‘t

     C. Sorry, you can‘t D. I don‘t know

    22. Do you think I could borrow your dictionary?

     -- .

     A. Yes, you may borrow B. Yes, do on

     C. Yes, help yourself D. It doesn‘t matter

    23. Are you Mr. Robert Lee?

     -- .

     A. Yes, Lee speaking B. Hello, what do you want

     C. Sorry, speaking D. I don‘t know

    24. Excuse me, sir. Where is Dr. Brown‘s office?

     -- .

    A. You can‘t ask me

    B. Pardon? I have no idea

    C. Please don‘t say so

    D. Sorry I don‘t know, but you can ask the man over there.

    25. Mary, your dress is really beautiful. How is John?

     -- .

    A. Thank you very much

    B. No, no, John is not bad

    C. Thank you. He is fine

    D. Don‘t say that. It‘s ugly. John is good

    26. What can I do for you, madam?

     -- .

     A. I want a kilo of apples B. You can go your own way

     C. Thanks D. Excuse me, I‘m busy

    27. I‘d like to take you to the coffee house on the corner.

     -- .

     A. Thank you. You shouldn‘t do that B. Thanks, I‘d like to go with you

     C. No, you can‘t say so D. No, no. You can‘t do that

    28. Do you mind telling me where you‘re from?

     -- .

     A. Certainly. I‘m from London B. Sure. I was born in London.

     C. Not really, you can do it D. Certainly not. I‘m from London

    29. –May I see the menu, please? I‘ve been waiting an hour already.

     -- .

     A. That is the menu, sir B. Yes, please go on

     C. Here you are, sir D. Of course, sir

    30. I was worried about chemistry, but Mr. Brown gave me an A!

     -- .

     Don‘t worry about it A.

    B. Congratulations! That‘s a difficult course

    C. Mr. Brown is very good

    D. Good luck to you!

Part ? Reading Comprehension ( 30 points)

    Directions: There are three passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each questions there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

    Passage 1

    There are stories about two U.S. presidents, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, which attempt to explain the American English term OK. We don‘t know if either story is true, but they are both interesting.

    The first explanation is based on the fact that President Jackson had very little education. In fact, he had difficulty reading and writing. When important papers came to Jackson, he tried to read them and then had his assistants explain what they said. If he approved of a paper, he would write ―all correct‖ on it. The problem was that he didn‘t know how to spell, so what he really wrote was ―all correct‖. After a while, he shortened that term to ―OK‖.

    The second explanation is based on the place where President Van Buren was born, Kinderhook, New York. Van Buren‘s friends organized a club to help him become President. They called the club the Old Kinderhook Club, and anyone who supported Van Buren wan called ―OK‖.

    31. The author .

    A. believes both of the stories

    B. doesn‘t believe a word of the stories

    C. is not sure whether the stories are true

    D. is telling the stories just for fun

    32. According to the passage, President Jackson

    A. couldn‘t draw up any documents at all

    B. didn‘t like to read important papers by himself

    C. often had his assistants sign documents for him

    D. wasn‘t good at reading, writing or spelling

    33. According to the first story, the term ―OK‖

    A. was approved of by President Jackson

    B. was the title of some official documents

    C. was first used by President Jackson

    D. was an old way to spell ―all correct‖

    34. According to the second story, the term ―OK‖

    A. was the short way to say ―Old Kinderhook Club‖

     meant the place where President Van Buren wan born B.

    C. was the name of Van Buren‘s club

    D. was used to call Van Buren‘s supporters in the election

    35. According to the second story, the term ―OK‖ was first used .

    A. by Van Buren

    B. in a presidential election

    C. to organize the Old Kinderhook Club

    D. by the members of the ―Old Kinderhook Club‖

    Passage 2

    Although the United States covers so much land and the land produces far more food than the present population needs, its people are by now almost entirely an urban society. Less than a tenth of the people are engaged in the agriculture and forestry(林业), and most of the rest live in or

    around towns, small and large. Here the traditional picture is changing: every small town may still be very like other small towns, and the typical small town may represent a widely accepted view of the country, but most Americans do not live in small towns any more. Half the population now lives in some thirty metropolitan areas (large cities with their suburbs) of more than a million people eacha large proportion than in Germany or England, let alone France. The statistics(统计)

    of urban and rural population should be treated with caution because so many people who live in areas classified as rural travel by car to work in a nearby town each day. As the rush to live out of town continues, rural areas within reach of towns are gradually filled with houses, so that it is hard to say at what moment a piece of country becomes a suburb. But more and more the typical American lives in a metropolitan rather than a small town environment.

    36. If now America has 250 million people, how many of them are engaged in agriculture and


     A. About 25 million. B. More than 25 million

     C. Less than 25 million D. Less than 225 million

    37. Which of the following four countries has the smallest proportion of people living in

    metropolitan areas?

     A. United States B. Germany C. France D. England

    38. What‘s the meaning of the word ―metropolitan‖ in the middle of the passage?

     A. Of a large city with its suburbs B. Of small and large towns

     C. Of urban areas D. Of rural areas

    39. According to the passage, what can we learn about small towns in the United States?

    A. Most small towns become gradually crowded

    B. Small towns are still similar to each other

    C. As the traditional picture is changing, towns are different

    D. Small towns are turning into large cities

    40. Why is it hard to say when a piece of country becomes a suburb?

    A. Because they are the same

    B. Because the rush takes place too quickly

    C. Because the process is gradual

    D. Because more and more Americans live in metropolitan areas

    Passage 3

    If we were asked exactly what we were doing a year ago, we should probably have to say that we could not remember. But if we had kept a book and had written in it an account of what we did each day, we should be able to give an answer to the question.

    It is the same in history. Many things have been forgotten because we don‘t have any written

    account of them. Sometimes men did keep a record of the most important happenings in their country, but often it was destroyed by fire or in a war. Sometimes there was never any written record at all because the people of that time and place did not know how to write. For example, we know a good deal about the people who lived in China 4,000 years ago, because they could write and leave written records for those who lived after them. But we know almost nothing about the people who lived even 200 years ago in central Africa, because they had not learned to write.

    Sometimes, of course, even if the people cannot write, they may know something of the past. They have heard about it from older people, and often songs and dances and stories have been made about the most important happenings, and these have been sung and acted and told for many generations. For most people are proud to tell what their fathers did in the past. This we may call ‗remembered history‘. Some of it has now been written down. It is not so exact or so valuable to

    us as written history is, because words are much more easily changed when used again and again in speech than when copied in writing. But where there are no written records, such spoken stories are often very helpful.

    41. Which of the following ideas is not suggested in the passage?

     ―Remembered history‖, compared with written history, is less reliable. A.

    B. Written records of the past play the most important role in our learning of the

    human history.

    C. A written account of our daily activities helps us to be able to answer many


    D. Where there are no written records, there is no history.

    42. We know very little about the central Africa 200 years ago because

    A. there was nothing worth being written down at that time

    B. the people there ignored the importance of keeping a record

    C. the written records were perhaps destroyed by a fire

    D. the people there did not know how to write

    43. ―Remembered history‖ refers to .

    A. history based on a person‘s imagination

    B. stories of important happenings passed down from mouth to mouth

    C. songs and dances about the most important events

    D. both B and C

    44. ―Remembered history‖ is regarded as valuable only when .

     A. it is written down B. no written account is available

     C. it proves to be true D. people are interested in it

    45. The passage suggests that we could have learned much more about our past than we do

    now if the ancient people had .

     kept a written record of every past event A.

    B. not burnt their written records in wars

    C. told exact stories of the most important happenings

    D. made more songs and dances

    Part ? Vocabulary and Structures (25 points)

    Section A

    Directions: In this section there are 15 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four

    choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then

    mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

    46. Jean did not have time to go to concert last night because she was busy

     for her examination.

     A. to prepare B. to be prepared

     C. preparing D. being prepared 47. The computer doesn‘t work well, so something wrong.

     A. can have gone B. should have gone

     C. must have gone D. ought to have gone 48. Although Mary is satisfied with her success, she wonders will happen to her private


     A. how B. who C. what D. that 49. The concert usually takes place at the People‘s Square, with the audience

     on the ground.

     A. seating B. seated C. be seating D. to seat 50. If the whole program beforehand, a great deal of time and money would have been


     A. was not planned B. were not planned

     C. would not be planned D. had not been planned 51. Isn‘t it about the time you to do morning exercises?

     A. began B. begin C. should begin D. have begun 52. I am very grateful to you for what you‘ve given me and you have done for me.

     A. which B. that C. all what D. all that 53. It was not until she had arrived home remembered her appointment with the doctor.

     A. when she B. that she C. and she D. she 54. Determined to as if everything were normal, he responded with a kind of


     A. carry on B. account for C. bring up D. get through 55. He to arrange a loan through a finance company.

     A. tried B. succeeded C. managed D. endeavored 56. Jack is good, kind, hard working and intelligent. , I can‘t speak too highly of him.

     A. As a result B. In a word C. By the way D. On the contrary 57. I going to the doctor, but I wish I hadn‘t.

     A. pick out B. make out C. give off D. put off 58. Young children often can‘t between TV programs and commercials.

     A. separate B. distinguish C. compare D. contrast

    59. The morning paper a story about demonstrations in New York and Washington D.C.

     A. carried B. extended C. brought D. took

    60. And what we got to is a disgrace.

     A. come up with B. catch up with C. put up with D. keep up with

Section B

    Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should choose the ONE answer that best completes the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

    You will find that college classes are very different from high school classes. You will have more work and responsibilities without being pushed as much. 61 , you will have more

    freedomfreedom to choose what to study, when to study, or 62 to study. You will need to

    exercise maximum self-discipline. This is the hardest kind of discipline because it is selfimposed(志愿的)and you have only yourself to 63 . The decisions you

    make 64 your study habits will be a 65 factor in your success, or lack of success in

    college. 66 , you will discover that your instructors 67 the ones you have had previously.

    They will expect you to 68 more 68 in your study habits and time management.

    Remember that much of your learning takes place outside the classroom. Your instructor will give you additional help outside of class if there is evidence that you are putting maximum effort into the course. 69 your abilities and skill mastery, you will need to manage your time effectively in order to succeed in college. A schedule 70 efficient use of time will enable you to include

    both work and play. When you get a job, you will soon discover that you do not work only when you wish and as you wish. (221 words)

    61. A. On the other hand B. On the one hand C. Nevertheless D. Therefore

    62. A. if B. whether C. why D. who

    63. A. turn to B. answer to C. respond to D. act as

    64. A. of B. to C. towards D. concerning

    65. A. determining B. demanding C. deciding D. depending

    66. A. However B. Nevertheless C. In addition D. Except that

    67. A. differ from B. are similar to C. differ in D. are alike

    68. A. take…part B. throw… yourself C. plunge…yourself D. take… initiative

    69. A. In spite of B. Concerning C. Regardless of D. On the condition of

    70. A. related to B. carried on C. relied on D. based on

Part ? Writing (15 points)

    Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write an E-mail to one of your

    former classmates. You should write at least 80 words, and base your E-mail on the Chinese

    outline below:

     1. 了解对方毕业后的情况。

     2. 你的近况。

     3. 邀请对方方便时来访。

    Test 2

    Part? Use of English (10 points)

    Directions: In this part there are 10 incomplete dialogues. For each dialogue there are four

    choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the dialogue. Then

    mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

     21. Would you like to have dinner with us this evening?


    A. OK, but I have to go to a meeting now

    B. No, I can‘t

    C. Sorry, but this evening I have to go to the airport to meet my parents

    D. I don‘t know

     22. Hi, is Mary there, please?


    A. Hold on. I‘ll get her B. No, she isn‘t here

    C. Yes, she lives here D. Yes, what do you want

     23. Please help yourself to the fish.


    A. Thanks, but I don‘t like fish B. Sorry, I can‘t help

    C. Well, fish don‘t suit me D. No, I can‘t

     24. –Hurry up please, or I‘ll late.


    A. Sorry sir, but the traffic is thick now B. Well, it‘s alright, sir

    C. How can you say that, sir? D. Oh, we are going the right way

     25. Excuse me, but can you tell me the way to the airport?


    A. Don‘t ask that B. Sorry, I‘m a stranger here

    C. No, I can‘t say that D. No, you‘re driving too fast

     26. How about a date to the movies tonight, Jane?


    A. I don‘t think so

    B. I‘m sorry. I have to drive my mother home tonight

    C. Never mind

    D. Take it easy

     27. Are you ready to order desert, please?


    A. Yes, please

    B. Please don‘t order it

    C. No, don‘t mention it

    D. Yes, I‘d like to have some chocolate cake

     28. Did Tom tell you to water the flowers?


    A. No. And so did I B. No. And neither did I

    C. He did. And so I did D. He did. And so do I

     29. Shall we sit up here on the grass or down there near the water?


    A. I‘d rather stay here if you don‘t mind B. Sorry, I don‘t like neither

    C. Certainly, why not? D. Yes, we like these two places

     30. Would you mind changing seats with me?


    A. Yes, you can B. Of course, I like to

    C. No, I don‘t mind D. Certainly, please do

Part ? Reading Comprehension (30 points)

    Directions: There are three passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four choices mark A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

    Passage 1

     When Mrs. Joseph Groeger died recently in Vienna, Austria, people asked the obvious, ―Why did she live to be 107?‖ Answers were provided by a survey conducted among 148 Viennese men and women who had reached the age of 100. Somewhat surprising was fact that the majority had lived most of their lives in cities. In spite of the city‘s image as an unhealthy place, city living often provides benefits that country living can lack. One factor seems to be important to be important to the longevity (长寿) of those interviewed.

     This factor is exercise. In the cities it is often faster to walk short distances than to wait for a bus. Even taking public transportation often requires some walking. Smaller apartment houses have no elevators (电梯) , and so people must climb stairs. City people can usually walk to local supermarkets. Since parking spaces are hard to find, there is often no alternative to walking.

     On the other hand, those who live in the country and suburbs do not have to walk every day. In fact, the opposite is often true. To go to school. Work, or almost anywhere else, they must ride in cars.

     31. The Vienna survey may help to explain .

     the complaints of people in apartment houses A.

    B. the cause of Mrs. Groeger‘s death

    C. the longevity of people like Mrs. Groeger

    D. the image of cities in general

     32. The purpose of the second paragraph is to list some .

    A. benefits of walking

    B. occasions for walking in city life

    C. comments made by city people

    D. problems of city living

     33. To reach the third floor of a building, it would probably be most healthful .

    A. to take the elevator B. to walk up the stairs

    C. to ride in a car D. to find an alternative to walking

     34. People who live in the country +probably do more driving than walking because .

    A. they don‘t live near business areas

     they don‘t need the exercise B.

    C. they never have parking problems

    D. they can‘t afford to take the bus

     35. A conclusion that can be drawn from this passage is that .

    A. air pollution is not serious

    B. anyone can live to be 107

    C. country people should move to the city

    D. walking is a healthful exercise

    Passage 2

     For any Englishman, there can never be any discussion as to who is the world‘s greatest dramatist (剧作家) . Only one name can possibly suggest itself to him: that of William Shakespeare. Every Englishman has some knowledge, however slight, of the work of our greatest writer. All of us use words, phrases and quotations from Shakespeare‘s writings that have become part of the common property of the English-speaking people. Most of the time we are probably unaware of the source of the source of the words we used, rather like the old lady who was taken to see a performance of hamlet and complained that it was full of well-known proverbs and quotations.

     Shakespeare, more perhaps than any other writer, makes full use of the great resources of the English language. Most of us use about five thousand words in our normal use of English; Shakespeare in his works used about twenty- five thousand.

     There is probably no better way for a foreigner to appreciate the richness and variety of the English language than by studying the various ways in which Shakespeare used it. Such a study is well worth the effort (it is not, of course, recommended to beginners) even though some aspects of English usage, and the meaning of many words, have changed since Shakespeare‘s day.

     36. English people .

    A. have never discussed who is the world‘s greatest dramatist

    B. never discuss any issue concerning the world‘s greatest dramatist

    C. are sure who is the world‘s greatest dramatist

    D. do not care who is the world‘s greatest dramatist

     37. Every Englishman knows .

    A. more or less about Shakespeare

    B. Shakespeare, but only slightly

    C. all Shakespeare‘s writings

    D. only the name of the greatest English writer

     38. Which of the following is true?

    A. We use all the words, phrases and quotations from Shakespeare‘s writings.

    B. Shakespeare‘s writings have become the property of those who are learning to speak


    C. It is likely to true that people often do not know the origins of the words they use.

    D. All the words people use are taken from the writings of Shakespeare.

     39. What does the word ―proverb‖ mean?

    A. Familiar sayings. B. Shakespeare‘s plays.

    C. Complaints. D. Actors and actresses.

     40. Why is it worthwhile to study the various ways in which Shakespeare used English?

     English words have changed a lot since Shakespeare‘s time. A.

    B. By doing so one can be fully aware of the richness of the English language.

    C. English words are now being used in the same way as in Shakespeare‘s time.

    D. Beginners may have difficulty learning some aspects of English usage.

     Passage 3

    Trees are useful to man in three very important ways: they provide him wood and other products; they give him shade; and they help to prevent drought (干旱) and floods.

    Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, man has not realized that the third of these services is the most important. In his eagerness to draw quick profit from the trees, he has cut them down in large numbers.

    Two thousand years ago, a rich and powerful country cut down its trees to build warships, with which to gain itself an empire. It gained the empire but, without its trees, its soil became bare and poor. When the empire fell to pieces, the country found itself faced by floods and starvation.

    Even where a government realizes the importance of a plentiful supply of trees, it is difficult sometimes to make the people realize this. They cut down the trees but are too careless to plant and look after new trees. So, unless the government has a good system of control, or can educate the people, the forests slowly disappear.

    This does not only mean that there will be fewer trees. The results are even more serious: for where there are trees, their roots break the soil up, allowing the rain to sink in, and also bind the soil. This prevents the soil from bring washed away. But where there are no trees, the rain carries away the rich topsoil in which crops grow. When all the topsoil is gone, nothing remains but worthless desert.

    41. Trees are useful to man mainly in three ways, the most important of which is that they can .

    A. keep him from the hot sunshine

    B. enable him to build warships

    C. make him draw quick profit from them

    D. protect him from droughts and floods

     42. It‘s a great pity that .

    A. man is only interested in building empires

    B. man is eager to profit from trees

    C. man hasn‘t realized the importance of to him

    D. man hasn‘t found out that he has lost all trees

     43. Sooner or later the forests will disappear .

    A. unless a country has a plenty supply of trees

    B. unless people stop cutting down their trees

    C. unless all people are taught the importance of planting trees

    D. unless the government punishes those who cut trees instead of planting them

     44. The word ―bind‖ in Paragraph 5 means ― ‖.

    A. to wash away B. to make wet

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