TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS—GRADE FOUR VIII
PART I WRITING 【45 MIN.】
SECTION A COMPOSITION 【35 MIN.】
Writing on ANSWER SHEET ONE a composition of about 150 words on the following topic:
Should School Exams be abolished?
You are to write in three paragraphs.
In the first paragraph, state clearly your viewpoint on this issue.
In the second paragraph, support your viewpoint with details or
In the last paragraph, bring what you have written to a natural
conclusion with a summary or a suggestion.
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING 【10 MIN.】
PART II DICTATION 【15 MIN.】
Listen to the following passage. Although the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second the third
readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by
phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be read at
normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You
will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
PART III LISTENING COMPREHENSION 【20MIN.】
1. A. This is true.
B. Everybody thinks so.
C. I believe it.
D. But I don’t yet know if this is true.
2. A. Marge is four times as fast as the rest of us. B. Marge is as fast as the rest of us.
C. The rest of us are six times as slow as Marge. D. marge can finish typing any letter in three hours. 3. A. I accept absolutely no excuses for being absent. B. I never accept any excuses.
C. I will only accept a lame person’s excuses.
D. Lame or not lame, nobody is allowed to be absent. 4. A. The test was not in the least difficult. B. The test was very difficult.
C. The test was the least difficult of all. D. The test was not so difficult as the previous not. 5. A. Never leave a task ucompleted.
B. Finish any task bit by bit.
C. Never put off what should be done today for tomorrow. D. Always do anything whole-heartedly.
6. A. My textbook had disappeared.
B. Many words on the page were missing.
C. Many pages in my textbook were missing. D. The leaves put in the textbook had disappeared. 7. A. At first, carl didn’t agree with his friend.
B. Carl’s friend demanded that Carl stop arguing. C. Carl never listened to his friend’d demands.
D. Carl’s friend changed his mind after the argument. 8. A. Anne should never listen to other’s conversation.
B. Anne couln’t hear their conversation no matter how hard she tried. C. Ane didn’t mean to hear what they were talking about. D. Anne needed some help to improve her listening ability. 9. A. Nacy and Cathy are the tallest.
B. Sue is the tallest.
C. Marge is the tallest.
D. Nancy and Cathy are the same height.
10. A. George has never been a cooperative man. B. George is going to cooperate with us.
C. Never in his life will George cooperate with us. D. George is quite ready to cooperate with us now.
11. A. Around 7:00 p.m.
B. Around 9:00 p.m.
C. Around 9:30 p.m.
D. Around 10:00 p.m.
12. A. To a night club.
B. To a bar.
C. To a restaurant.
D. To the school dining-room. 13. A. In Australia.
B. In Britain.
C. In Denmark.
D. In Austria.
14. A. 23 students.
B. 47 students.
C. 20 students.
D. 24 students.
15. A. She will buy the green coat. B. She will try on the boat. C. She will try on the shoes. D. She will continue looking around. 16. A. Traveller and travel agent. B. Host and guest.
C. Stewardess and passenger. D. Audience and lecturer.
17. A. He is a passer-by.
B. He is a policeman.
C. He is a doctor making his rounds. D. He is a roadman.
18. A. She believes that Maggie will not get up at 9 a.m.
B. She believes that Maggie will play truant.
C. she agrees with the man. D. She believes that Maggie was joking.
19. A. Bob doesn’t like to stay at home. B. Bob likes to attend parties. C. Bob has never been invited to parties.
D. Bob doesn’t like to attend parties. 20. A. 320,000.
21. A. Oil.
B. Historic sights.
C. A bay of strategic importance. D. Tourism.
22. A. A tug-boat was caught in the line. B. The barge went ashore.
C. The line of a tug-boat was broken. D. The tug-boat struck the rocks.
23. A. He hit Nancy severely while practising. B. He struck her leg with a blunt object. C. He peirced the leg with a sharp object. D. He prevented Nancy from being interviewed. 24. A. It was too dark outside.
B. Because of heavy rain.
C. he disappeared quickly.
D. He remained in the crowd.
25. A. Old age.
B. A heart attack.
D. A stroke.
26. A. To Hot Springs, Arkansas.
B. To Brussels.
C. To Washington D.C.
D. To NATO headquarters.
27. A. Since Thursday.
B. Seven days.
C. Two days.
D. Since yesterday.
28. A. Contacted a city newspaper.
B. Destroyed two electricity towers. C. Threatened to take action in the capital. D. Strengthened security at the airport.
29. A. To consider their membership.
B. To promise that their countries will become NATO members.
C. To meet the US demands on Bosnia. D. To work together to solve the problem of Bosnia. 30. A. Sarajevo has been under strong shelling. B. NATO leaders will visit Bosnia next week. C. There is no more fighting in Bosnia now. D. Shelling has stopped for Christmas.
PART IV CLOZE 【15 MIN.】
Decide which of the choices given below would correctly complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the correct choice for each blank on your answer sheet.
According to the Freudian theory and (26) of many others whose
writings have preceded his (27) hundreds or even thousands of years,
dreams do not (28)
anything about the future. (29) they tell us something about our
present unresolved and unconscious complexes and may lead us back to the early years of our lives, (30) , according to psycho-analytic theory,
the ground was being prepared for these later defects. There are three main hypotheses in this general theory. The first hypotheses is that the dream is not a meaningless jumble of images and ideas, accidentally (31) together, but (32) that the dream as a whole, and every element in it, are meaningful. The second point that Freud makes is that dreams are always in some (33) a wish fulfillment; in other words, they have a purpose, and this purpose is the (34) of some desire or drive, usually
of an unconscious character.
Thirdly, Freud believes that these desires and wishes, having been repressed (35)
consciousness because they are unacceptable (36) the socialized
mind of the dreamer, are not allowed to (37) even into the dream (38)
disguise. A censor or super-ego watches (39) these desires and wishes
and (40) that they can only come into the dream in a disguise so heavy that they are unrecognizable.
26. A. also B. some C. that D. plenty 27. A. in B. for C. by D. before 28. A. show B. express C. uncover D.
29. A. Yet B. Nevertheless C. Instead D.
30. A. thus B. so C. there D. when 31. A. put B. thrown C. mixed D.
32. A. still B. better C. rather D.
33. A. persons B. times C. sense D.
34. A. meeting B. expression C. demonstration D.
35. A. from B. to C. in D. out
36. A. for B. to C. in D.
37. A. steal B. run C. show D.
38. A. with B. without C. under D. by 39. A. for B. above C. over D. at 40. A ensures B. assures C. insures D.
PART V GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY 【15MIN.】