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st21 Century College English Book 1

    Paper Two

Part I Listening Comprehension (20 points)

    Section A

    Directions: In this section you will hear five sentences. Each sentence will be read once. While listening to it, supply the missing words based on what you’ve heard

    and then write your answer on the Answer Sheet.

1. It’s nice to hear that from someone with __________________.

    2. They are really __________________ . I enjoy working with they. 3. I ________________ the way you presented my idea to the manager. 4. _________________ an important call from Geoge Wilson.

    5. Gould you _________________ and write down the _________________.

Section B

    Directions: In this section you will hear a passage. The passage will be read only once. Then you will be asked some questions. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your test paper and choose the best answer to the question. Mark your answer by blackening the letter of your choice on the Answer Sheet.

    6. A. 1945. B. 1946. C. 1947 D. 1948 7. A. Head of the general office for the Marshall Plan in Paris.

     B. Head of the US State Department.

     C. A UN official in Europe.

     D. A special UN inspector to Germany.

    8. A. Helpless. B. Helpless. C. Confident. D. Hopeful. 9. A. To carry out the Marshall Plan.

     B. To visit ordinary families.

     C. To encourage his staff.

     D. To bring more flowers to ordinary people’s tables.

    10. A. The German family was hopeful.

     B. The destruction was horrifying.

     C. Harriman saw flowers on the family’s table.

     D. Harriman thought these people could rebuild their country.

Section C

    Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. The passage is printed on your Answer Sheet with a few words missing. First, you will hear the whole passage from the beginning to the end just to get a general idea of it. Then listen to the passage again. Fill in the missing words during the pause at each blank. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.


    As people continue to grow and age, our body systems continue to change. At a certain point in your life your body systems will begin to (11)______________. Your

    strength may become weaker. It may be more difficult for you (12)_______________.

    The slow (13)________________ causes our bodies (14)_________________ some of their ability to bounce back from disease and injury. In order to live longer, we have always tried to slow or stop this change that (15)_________________ the end of our lives.

    Many factors decide your health. (16)________________ plays an important role.

    The amounts and type of exercise you get is another factor. Your (17)_____________

    is yet another. But scientists studying aging problem want to know: Why do people grow old? They hope that by studying the aging (18)________________ they may be

    able to make the length of life longer.

    There is (19)__________________ as old age comes. Many consider the later part of life to be the best time for living. (20)___________________ may become less, but often you get better understanding of yourself and the world.

Part II Reading Comprehension (30 points)

    Directions: In this part there are four reading passages. Each passage is followed by 5 questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices A, B,

     D. Choose the best answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the C and

    Answer Sheet.


    Not so long ago, industrial goods were made to last for ever. If you bought a car or a stove, it was a once-in-lifetime investment(投资). You paid money for it, and you

    look care of it. At the present time industry has persuaded us that products shouldn’t last a long time. It’s cheaper to throw them away than to repair them. This has led directly to “throw-away society” which is a great waste of the earth’s resources.

    Just think of the cars that are bought and sold daily, just because they are out of style. Think of the expensive packaging material that is thrown away every time a new object is bought. And we consumers have to pay for that material! Our industrial society has turned us into spoiled children. This wastefulness has got us into the trouble we are now in. When we have no resources left, then we’ll start to take care of what we have. But why can’t we act before this happens? Why can’t we go back to

    being a society in which the prevention of waste is a virtue(美德)?

21. People once tried to make industrial products ________.

    A. be used as long as possible

    B. be used for several years

    C. in mass production

    D. in large quantity

    22. People are made to throw things away because ________.

    A. they live in the “throw-away society”


    B. they fall from virtue

    C. there are enough material resources

    D. it’s more expensive to repair them than to buy new ones

    23. The shoppers have to pay not only for the goods, but also for ________.

     A. wrappings B. boxes C. bottles D. bags

    24. The author’s advice is that people should take care of what they have ________.

    A. when there are no resources left

    B. when they still have some

    C. before the “throw-away society” comes into being

    D. before the prevention of was is a virtue

    25. The main idea of this passage is that ________.

    A. if you do not throw away old things, new things will not be turned out

    B. do not waste anything and do not buy anything unnecessary

    C. if you do not waste things you will not be in poor condition

    D. if you do not waste things, you will be rich

    ( 2 )

    During the twentieth century there has been a great change in the lives of women. A woman marrying at the end of the nineteenth century would probably have been in her middle twenties, and would be likely to have seven or eight children, of whom four or five lived till they were five years old. By the time the youngest was fifteen, the mother would have been in her early fifties and would expect to live a further twenty years, during which chance and health made it unusual for her to get paid work. Toady women marry younger and have fewer children. Usually a woman’s youngest child will be fifteen when she is forty-five and can be expected to live another thirty-five years and is likely to take paid work until sixty.

    This important change in women’s life has only recently begun to have its full effect on women’s economic position. Even a few years ago most girls left school and took a full-time job. However, when they married, they usually left work at once and never returned to it. Today the school-leaving age is sixteen, many girls stay at school after that age, and though women marry younger, more married women stay at work at least until shortly before their first child is born. Very many more afterwards return to full or part-time work. Such changes have led to a new relationship in marriage, with the husband accepting a greater share of the duties and satisfaction of family life.

26. We are told that in a family about 1900 ________.

    A. few children died before they were five

    B. seven or eight children lived to be more than five

    C. the youngest child would be fifteen

    D. four or five children died when they were five

    27. One reason why the woman of today may take a job is that she ________.

    A. is younger when her children are old enough to look after themselves

    B. does not like children herself

    C. needn’t worry about food for her children


    D. can be free family duties when she reaches sixty

    28. Many girls are now likely to ________.

    A. give up their jobs for good after they are married

    B. leave school as soon as they can

    C. marry so that they can get a job

    D. continue working until they are going to have a baby

    29. According to the passage, it is now quite usual for women to ________.

    A. stay at home after leaving school

    B. marry men younger than themselves

    C. start working again later in life

    D. marry while still at school

    30. Now a husband probably ________.

    A. plays a greater part in looking after the children

    B. helps his wife by doing most of the housework

    C. feels dissatisfied with his part in the family

    D. takes a part-time job so that he can help in the home

    ( 3 )

    “I ask you to drink to his health as a young man full of the spirit of adventure who has lit up the world with a show of courage.” With these words the British

     a Minister of Air turned and raised his glass to the young man who sat beside him

    young man who, only a month before, was completely unknown. Yet on that summer day in 1927, his name was on the world’s lips — Charles Lindbergh, the first man to

    fly the Atlantic alone.

    He had been an air mail pilot, flying back and forth between Chicago and the city of St. Louis. Determined to win the $25,000 award offered by a fellow-American for the first flight from New York to Paris, Lindbergh had persuaded a group of St. Louis businessmen to finance the building of a special plane for him.

    The news that Lindbergh intended to fly the Atlantic alone was received with disbelief. The plane would never fly, people said. It would run out of oil. It had only one engine. Men called Lindbergh the “flying fool”.

    thBut on May 20, 1927, just after ten to eight in the morning, Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, heavily loaded with oil, struggled into the air from a New York airfield. For several hours, the weight of the petrol prevented the young pilot from flying more than a few feet above the wave-tops. Night came, and thick fog covered up the stars. Lindbergh flew on, hoping that his course was the right one. He struggled to keep awake, checking the oil all the time to keep his mind active. Throughout the next day the Spirit of St. Louis flew on over the seemingly limitless sea.

    By ten o’clock the lights of France’s capital were shining beneath him. Tired, hungry, the “flying fool” came down to Le Bourget airport, and landed in front of a

    big crowd of wildly cheering people. After 34 hours of continuous piloting, the flight of 3,600 miles was over.

    31. The British Minister of Air ________.

    A. praised Lindbergh for his intelligence


    B. encouraged Lindbergh to be adventurous

    C. congratulated Lindbergh for his bravery

    D. warned Lindbergh to be sensible

    32. In April 1927 Lindbergh was ________.

    A. an unknown pilot

    B. a famous pilot

    C. an unknown businessman

    D. a famous businessman

    33. “His name was on the world’s lips” means ________.

    A. everybody was drinking to his health

    B. everybody was jumping about because of him

    C. he became suddenly popular

    D. people were talking about him

    34. A group of St. Louis businessmen had been persuaded to ________ the building

     of a special plane.

     A. arrange B. organize C. stop D. pay for 35. The “Spirit of St. Louis” here refers to ________.

    A. the plane Lindbergh flew in

    B. the “flying fool”

    C. the British Minister of Air

    D. the city of St. Louis

     ( 4 )

    Britain’s most romantic couple will marry on Sunday. Spice Girl Victoria Adams and Manchester United football star David Beckham are expected to marry at a castle in the suburbs of the Irish capital. The coming ceremony(典礼) has already been

    called the wedding of the year by some newspapers.

    The couple has reportedly received permission to wed in the Irish Republic, but some newspapers have suggested they may conduct the ceremony in England before flying to the Republic of Ireland for their wedding celebration.

    The wedding is expected to cost upwards of $650,400, and the 300-person guest list is packed with big names, like pop singers Elton John and George Michael and most of Beckham’s teammates.

    One reason for the secrecy surrounding Beckham and Posh Spice’s wedding plans is the $1.5 million that the British weekly OK magazine has paid them to secure exclusive access(独家专访) to the ceremonies. The magazine has banned wedding

    guests from taking their own cameras and video recorders, and has arranged to stop planes flying over the party to ensure the deal is not disrupted.

    Guests will be checked for cameras on the way in so they can’t take photographs to remember the memorable event. Such being the case, some of them might get some drinking containers or spoons as souvenirs(纪念品) from the ceremony.

    The Adams-Beckham marriage will compete for top wedding of the year with the recent one of Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, and Sophie Rhys-jones,

    But the judgment of Britain’s newspapers is in, with both The Times and Daily Mail


    already suggesting, the Manchester United player and his bride to walk away with the honors.

36. ________ the Adams-Beckham wedding celebration.

    A. Every member of Manchester United will attend

    B. Little things might be taken away as reminders of the occasion from

    C. Reporters from big news agencies will cover

    D. Prince Edward will be present at

    37. The phrase “big names”(para.3) refers to names ________.

    A. that are written in big letters

    B. that are capitalized

    C. that are common

    D. that are well-known

    38. The British weekly OK magazine ________.

    A. is paying for the Adams-Beckham wedding

    B. will forbid planes flying over the party to ensure security

    C. has bought up the photo rights of the ceremony.

    D. all of the above

    39. How many wedding are mentioned in this passage?

     A. One. B. Two. C. Three. D. Four. 40. The last paragraph implies that ________.

    A. the wedding of Prince Edward and the wedding of a pop singer and a football

    star will compete for the top one of the year

    B. the wedding of Prince Edward is no doubt the top one of the year

    C. the Adams-Beckham wedding is likely to be the top one of the year

    D. the Adams-Beckham wedding will get the most honorable mention of the year

Part III Vocabulary & Structure ( 15 points )

    Directions: Each of the following sentences is provided with four choices. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Then, mark your answer by blackening the letter of your choice on the Answer Sheet.

41. He is ________ a writer.

     A. failure as B. a failure as C. the failure for D. a failure with 42. “Can you come on Monday or Tuesday?”

     “I’m afraid ________ day is possible.”

     A. either B. neither C. any D. some

    43. Dr Black comes from either Oxford or Cambridge.

     I can’t remember ________.

     A. where B. there C. which D. what

    44. In the centuries ________, Egypt became one of the most advanced civilizations

    on earth.

     A. followed B. that was followed

     C. which was following D. which followed


    45. To enter his house is like ________ a small museum.

     A. to enter B. entering C. entered D. enter

    46. The local government cut down their costs ________ 30 percent.

     A. at B. by C. for D. with

    47. I’m reading his _______ novel.

     A. best-selling B. best-sold C. best-sale D. best-sell 48. It’s rude of you to shout ________ the room.

     A. beyond B. through C. across D. over

    49. People are more likely to stay ________ 30 miles of ________ they were born.

     A. in…where B. at…what C. within…what D. within…where

    50. After searching for half an hour, she realized that her glasses _________ on the

     table all the time.

     A. were lain B. had been lain C. have been lying D. had been lying 51. Facts show that as many as 50 percent of patients do not take drugs _________


     A. like B. as C. which D. so 52. I walked too much yesterday and ________ are still aching now.

     A. my leg muscles B. my muscles of leg

     C. my leg’s muscles D. my muscles of the leg

    53. He will have ________ 30 by the end of this year.

     A. turned B. become C. got D. taken 54. Macao ________ its return to China in December, 1999.

     A. watched B. found C. saw D. noticed

    55. This hotel ________ $60 for a single room with bath.

     A. charges B. demands C. prices D. claims

    56. From the top window we could see the full ________ of the park.

     A. extent B. scale C. view D. picture

    57. There’s a rumor going round that the government plans to ________ child benefit


     A. absorb B. adapt C. adjust D. abolish

    58. We’ll have to leave ________ if we want to catch the train.

     A. possibly B. eventually C. particularly D. promptly 59. She has ________ influence with the president.

     A. considerate B. considerable C. considering D. consistent 60. Local authorities will shortly ________ street litter(杂物) control notices.

     A. announce B. produce C. issue D. claim

    61. Children have a natural ________ about the world around them.

     A. capability B. curiosity C. expectation D. anticipation 62. This report is concerned ________ with prevention of the disease.

     A. previously B. profoundly C. presently D. primarily 63. If you’re really serious about lowering your blood pressure, you’ll have to _______

     smoking, or best of all, stop altogether.

    A. do away with B. get rid of

    C. come to a halt to D. cut down on


    64. One of the big oil companies did show some interest in his invention but in the

    end nothing ________ it.

     A. brought about B. grew into C. came of D. led to

    65. It had never occurred to him to start a family ________ he met Susan.

     A. when B. after C. from D. until

    66. ________ scientists look into the workings of the brain, ________ questions they come up with.

     A. The more…more B. The more…the more

     C. The much…more D. The much…the more

    67. ________ going to a party as usual last Saturday, he stayed at home preparing for

     a test.

     A. While B. Instead of C. Although D. As

    68. ________ fresh air can do a lot of good to one’s health, ________ can getting up

    early and doing morning exercises.

     A. Just like…so B. Just as…so C. Just like…as D. Just as…as

    69. ________ he’s anxious about the coming maths examination. He is really poor in

    the subject.

     A. No wonder B. That’s how C. Now that D. Whenever

    70. He ________ the army and made his dream come true if it had not been for his

    mother’s objection.

     A. should have joined B. could have joined

     C. should join D. could join

    Paper Two

Part I Cloze (5 points)

    Directions: Read the passage and fill in each of the numbered blanks with the exact word that you have read.

    (1)_____________ you are in England, you must be very careful in the street (2)_____________ the traffic(交通) drives on the left. (3)______________ you go

    across a street, you must look at the right first and then the left.

    (4)____________ the traffic lights are red, the traffic must stop (5)___________ the people on foot can go across the road carefully.

    If the traffic lights are (6)_____________, the traffic can go. People on foot mustn’t go across. In the morning and in the evening when people go to or come (7)_____________ work, the streets are very busy. Traffic is most dangerous then.

    When you go (8)_____________ bus in England, you have to be careful, too. Always remember the traffic moves on the left. (9)_____________ you must be careful. Have a look first (10)_____________ you will go the wrong way.

1. A. But B. While C. When D. As

    2. A. though B. until C. because D. till


3. A. After B. Before C. Since D. Until

    4. A. If B. Unless C. During D. Since

    5. A. than B. then C. thin D. but

    6. A. green B. yellow C. red D. on

    7. A. of B. from C. except D. to

    8. A. on B. in C. by D. at

    9. A. So B. Since C. Although D. And

    10. A. and B. but C. or D. before

Part II Word Building ( 5 points )

    Directions: In this section there are 10 incomplete sentences. Fill in the blanks with words or phrases given below. Change the form where necessary.

    find bless assign likely locate

    1. I have never been a rich man, but I have always been _____________ with good health.

    2. He has been ____________ to a new post.

    3. The best kindergarten happens to ____________ near my house. 4. It is ___________ that they will lose the election.

    5. This little restaurant is a real ____________. I didn’t know it existed!

Part III Translation (10 points)

    Directions: Put the following sentences into English and write your English versions on the Answer Sheet.

1. 班级中拔尖学生的成功之道在于他们掌握了一些基本技巧?这些技巧其他人


    2. 只有上帝知道这个老妇人每洗一次衣服得吃多少苦。

    3. 不管在什么情况下?争吵都是浪费时间?至少没有妥善地利用时间。

    4. 办公室乱得一团糟?他想找东西什么都找不到。

    5. 在最近一次炸弹爆炸事件后?公众被要求随时保持警惕。

Part IV Paragraph Wring ( 15 points )

    Directions: Write a paragraph of no less than 120 words about an unforgettable trip. In Book One you’ve learned the writing skill of developing from general idea to specific details. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence stating what your trip is

    like, then give supporting details.


    (For CEAT Band 1)


    Paper One

Part I Listening Comprehension (20 points)

    Section A

    1. _____________________________ 2. _____________________________ 3. _____________________________ 4. _____________________________ 5. ______________________________

Section B

    6. _________ 7. _________ 8. _________ 9. _________ 10. _________

Section C

    11 _______________________________ 12 ________________________________ 13 _______________________________ 14 ________________________________ 15 _______________________________ 16 ________________________________ 17 _______________________________ 18 ________________________________ 19 _______________________________ 20 ________________________________

Part II Reading Comprehension (30 points)

    21 .a b c d 25.a b c d 29. a b c d 33.a b c d 37a b c d

    22 .a b c d 26.a b c d 30.a b c d 34.a b c d 38.a b c d

    23 .a b c d 27.a b c d 31.a b c d 35.a b c d 39.a b c d

    24 .a b c d 28.a b c d 32.a b c d 36.a b c d 40.a b c d

Part III Vocabulary & Structure ( 15 points )

    41.a b c d 47.a b c d 53.a b c d 59.a b c d 65.a b c d

    42 .a b c d 48.a b c d 54.a b c d 60.a b c d 66.a b c d

    43 .a b c d 49.a b c d 55.a b c d 61.a b c d 67.a b c d

    44 .a b c d 50.a b c d 56.a b c d 62.a b c d 68.a b c d

    45 .a b c d 51.a b c d 57.a b c d 63a b c d 69.a b c d

    46.a b c d 52.a b c d 58.a b c d 64.a b c d 70.a b c d

    Paper Two

Part I Cloze (5 points)

    1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ 4. ___________ 5. ___________ 6. ___________ 7. ___________ 8. ___________ 9. ___________ 10. __________

Part II Word Building ( 5 points )

    1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ 4. ___________ 5. ___________

Part III Translation (10 points)



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