Information for the Examinees:
This examination consists of FOUR parts. They are:
Section I: Reading Comprehension (30 points, 25 minutes)
Section II: Vocabulary and Grammar (30 points, 25 minutes)
Section III: Translation (20 points, 10 minutes)
Section IV: Writing (20 points, 30 minutes)
The total score for this examination is 100. The time allowed for this examination is 90 minutes.
Section I: Reading Comprehension [30 points]
Ø This section will take approximately 25 minutes.
Ø There are TWO sections in this part.
Part 1: Questions 1-5 are based on this part. (15 points)
Read the following passage and choose the best answer from A, B, C and D.
Most young people enjoy some form of physical activity. It may be walking, cycling or swimming, or in winter, skating or skiing. It may be game of some kind, football, hockey, golf, or tennis. It may be mountaineering.
Those who have a passion for climbing high and difficult mountains are often looked upon with astonishment. Why are men and women willing to suffer cold and hardship, and to take risks on high mountains? This astonishment is caused probably by the difference between mountaineering and other forms of activity to which men give their leisure.
Mountaineering is a sport and not a game. There are no man-made rules, as there are for such games as golf and football. There are, of course, rules of a different kind which it would be dangerous to ignore, but it is this freedom from man-made rules that makes mountaineering attractive to many people. Those who climb mountains are free to use their own methods.
If we compare mountaineering and other more familiar sports, we might think that one big difference is that mountaineering is not a 'team game'. We should be mistaken in this. There are, it is true, no 'matches' between 'teams' of climbers, but when climbers are on a rock face linked by a rope on which their lives may depend, there is obviously teamwork.
The mountain climber knows that he may have to fight forces that are stronger and more powerful than man. He has to fight the forces of nature. His sport requires high mental and physical qualities. A mountain climber continues to improve in skill year after year. A skier is probably past his best by the age of thirty, and most international tennis champions are in their early twenties. But it is not unusual for man of fifty or sixty to climb the highest mountains in Alps. They may take more time than younger men, but they probably climb with more skill and less waste of effort, and they certainly experience equal enjoyment.
1. Mountaineering involves ______.
C. physical risk
D. all of the above
2. The difference between a sport and a game has to do with the kind of ______.
3. Mountaineering can be called a team sport because ______.
A. it is an Olympic event
B. teams compete against each other
C. mountaineers depend on others while climbing
D. there are 5 climbers on each team
4. Mountaineers compete against ______.
B. each other
C. other teams
D. international standards
5. Which of the following is probably the best title for the passage?
A. Mountaineering is different from golf and football
B. Mountaineering is more attractive than other sports
D. Mountain climbers
Part 2: Questions 6- 10 are based on this part. (15 points)
Read the following passage and choose the best answer from A, B, C and D.
Remember global warming? Back in December, the threat of climate change was thundering and the rich countries agreed to cut their carbon-dioxide and other green-house-related emissions. Since then, interest has cooled markedly, and many European countries are already running away from the promises they made so loudly a few months ago. But there has been much talk, and a bit of action, to encourage renewable energies such as wind, hydro, solar and all living organisms. These emit no greenhouse gases, but tend to cost more than coal, oil or gas.
The better, simpler idea is to remember that the easiest way to reduce something is to tax it - in this case, by taxing the carbon content power. The dirtier the power, the more tax would be charged. So dirty coal would be more expensive than clean energy, so coal would see its price rise in relation to oil, which would be more expensive compared with gas, which would lose some of its price advantage over renewables.
Unless a carbon tax was so huge as to be economically crippling, it would not remove the price differential between all renewables and fossil fuels. But it would narrow that gap, by fixing the differing environmental costs into the price - a useful principle in itself. It would also give renewable producers a strong incentive to cut costs, and fossil-fuel suppliers the motivation to clean their products.
Precedents suggest strongly that a carbon tax would be effective. But the disadvantage to carbon tax is political. After almost a decade of trying, the European Union gave up an attempt at a European carbon tax last year. Germany's ruling coalition is fighting against a proposed energy tax. In America, politicians believe that even mentioning the notion is certain death. But many of the political objections could be met if a carbon tax were made up for the loss elsewhere, for example by lowering payroll or sales taxes. There is always suspicion when governments come up with clever new ways to tax, and rightly so. The response to that suspicion should be to win the argument, not to abandon it.
6. According to the passage, the easiest way to remove global warming is ___________.
A. to encourage people to use renewable energies
B. to cut down the cost of wind, hydro, solar and all living organisms
C. to force people to pay more tax for the carbon content of power
D. to talk less but act more
7. The standard of paying tax was _________.
A. that the more carbon content of power it contained, the higher tax one would pay
B. that oil would be more expensive than clean coal
C. that renewables would be most expensive of all
D. in the order that renewables are the most expensive while clean coal the cheapest
8. We can infer from the passage that carbon tax ___________.
A. may not be as effective as people expect
B. has encouraged renewable producers to cut costs
C. has reduced consumption of the carbon content energy successfully
D. couldn't be that effective if fossil fuels would not be forbidden
9. The underlined word "crippling" (Para. 3) most probably means _________.
A. greatly increasing
B. seriously weakening
C. sharply declining
D. abruptly halting
10. The reason why many countries stopped introducing carbon tax eventually was mainly that ___________.
A. governments had tried to put it into effect for many years but with no obvious result
B. if one country made up the loss by paying the carbon tax, other countries would follow it
C. governments were afraid of being suspected if they adopted the new tax
D. governments had been discussing what to do with carbon tax for a long time, but they didn’t believe it themselves.
Section II: Vocabulary and Grammar [30 points]
Ø This section will take 25 minutes.
Ø There are TWO parts in this section.
Part 1: Questions 11- 20 are based on this section. (10 points)
Read the following sentences and choose the best answer from A, B, C and D.
11. The girl immediately shut the window to _____the rain.
A. keep out
B. keep down
C. keep up
D. keep back
12. _____five hundred people are believed to have drowned.
A. As many as
B. As much as
C. So many as
D. So much as
13. The child was _______ by his bad grades and did not want to go to school.
14. Your ill treatment of disputes would put other people in a negative frame of ____.
15. We all believe that it'd be hard for him to __________extra responsibilities now.
A. take apart
B. take up
C. take on
D. take back
16. It is with her support _____he won the Nobel Prize.
17. I wish you wouldn't spend so much time ____TV.
A. to watch
18. When the girl heard the news, she could do nothing but ________ back home.
C. to go
19. It is not uncommon for ________ problems of communication between old and young.
A. there to be
B. there being
C. there to being
D. there be
20. They ________ thankful to have the opportunity to further their studies.
A. would like to be
B. ought to be
C. would rather be
D. had better be
Part 2: Questions 21 - 30 are based on this section. (20 points)
Read the following passage and fill in each blank by choosing the best answer from A, B, C and D.
Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, __21__ plans for their nine children and themselves to move to the United States. It __22__them many years, but finally they saved enough money. They got passports and reservations on a new liner (游轮) to that country.
The entire family was __23__ about their new life. __24__, a week before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor healed the boy; but in case of rabies (狂犬病), the boy had to be separated and observed for two weeks. The family's __25__ was dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to __26__ as they had planned. Standing on the dock to watch the ship leave, the father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his son and God for their __27__.
Five days later, the __28__ news spread throughout Scotland - the mighty Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. When Mr. Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him __29__ saving the family. He also thanked God for saving their lives and turning __30__ he had felt was a tragedy into a blessing.
Although we may not always understand, all things happen for a reason.
Section III: Translation [20 points]
Ø This section will take 10 minutes.
Ø There are Four sentences in this part.
Translate the following four sentences into English.
32. 由于他的大力支持，我们按时完成了任务。(Due to)
33. 即使昨天我知道这件事, 我也不会告诉你的。
Section IV: Writing [20 points]
Ø This section will take 30 minutes.
Ø Your essay should be no less than 150 words.
35. Instructions: Your essay should be no less than 150 words.
You are to write an essay on the topic "Where to Shop". You should base your essay on the outline below:
Section I Reading Comprehension (30 points)
Part 1: (15 points，3 points for each item)
1. 答案: D
2. 答案: B
3. 答案: C
4. 答案: A
5. 答案: C
Part 2: (15 points，3 points for each item)
6. 答案: C
7. 答案: A
8. 答案: A
9. 答案: B
10. 答案: C
Section II Vocabulary and Grammar (30 points)
Part 1: (10 points，1 points for each item)
11. 答案: A
12. 答案: A
13. 答案: A
14. 答案: A
15. 答案: C
16. 答案: B
17. 答案: D
18. 答案: D
19. 答案: A
20. 答案: B
Part 2: (20 points，2 points for each item)
21. 答案: A
22. 答案: D
23. 答案: A
24. 答案: B
25. 答案: B
26. 答案: D
27. 答案: C
28. 答案: D
29. 答案: B
30. 答案: C
Section III Translation (20 points, 10 minutes)
31. 答案:China is a developing country with a large population.
32. 答案:Due to his generous/full support, we finished the task/job on time.
33. 答案:Even if I had known about it yesterday, I wouldn't have told you.
34. 答案:You must finish reading these books in two weeks.
Section IV Writing (20 points, 30 minutes)
1. - The weather report says it will rain tomorrow.
- _______. It hasn't rained for a long time.
A. I hope so
B. I hope not
C. That's wrong
D. I believe not
2. - Hello! May I speak to Jane, please?
A. Speaking, please
B. I'm Jane speaking
C. This is Jane speaking to you
D. I'm Jane
3. - You know, I have three kids now.
A. Well, I've grown a mustache.
B. That's terrific!
C. Say, you've really changed your hair.
D. Well, I gave up drinking.
4. - How about going to dinner at the Mexican restaurant tonight?
A. Forget it.
B. Sorry, I like Mexican food.
C. That's great!
D. Glad you like it.
5. - Excuse me, how much is the jacket?
- It's 499 Yuan. ______
A. Oh, no. That's OK!
B. How do you like it?
C. Which do you prefer?
D. Would you like to try it on?
Long, long ago there was a very foolish thief. Do you know what he did one day? When he wanted to steal the bell on his neighbour's door, he walked up to the door, took hold of the bell and pulled hard. The bell made a very loud noise. The thief was afraid and went home.
Then he sat down to think, "I must do something about the noise," he said. He thought and thought. At last he had an idea. "Ah, I'll put some cotton in my ears. Then I won't be able to hear the noise." The next day he went to the door of his neighbour, and took hold of the bell. This time he pulled even harder. The bell rang loudly, but the thief did not hear anything. With another hard pull he got the bell out. Just then the neighbour came running out.
"Steal my bell? I'll teach you a lesson," the angry man shouted. And he hit the thief on the nose.
The foolish thief did not know how the neighbour found out he was stealing the bell. "Why did he come out just then?" he wondered.
6. The thief was trying to get his neighbour's doorbell.
A. T B. F
7. The thief put some cotton in his ears so as not to hear anything.
A. T B. F
8. The neighbour ran out probably because he knew his doorbell was being stolen.
A. T B. F
9. The neighbour hit the thief to punish him for stealing.
A. T B. F
10. The thief thought the neighbour couldn't hear the noise of the bell.
A. T B. F
It has been reported that in colleges across the United States, the daytime serial drama known as the soap opera has suddenly become "in". Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, college television lounges are filled with soap opera fans who can't wait to see the next episode in the lives of their favorite characters.
Actually, soaps are more than a college favorite; they're a youth favorite. When school is out, high-school students are in front of their TV sets. One young working woman admitted that she turned down a higher paying job rather than give up watching her favorite serials. During the 1960's, it was uncommon for young people to watch soap operas. The mood of the sixties was very different from now. It was a time of seriousness, and talk was about social issues of great importance.
Now, seriousness has been replaced by fun. Young people want to be happy. It may seem strange that they should turn to soap opera, which is known for showing trouble in people's lives. But soap opera is enjoyment. Young people can identify with the soap opera character, who, like the college-age viewer, is looking for happy love, and probably not finding it. And soap opera gives young people a chance to feel close to people without having to bear any responsibility for their problems.
11. What is soap opera? ________
A. Plays based on science fiction stories.
B. Plays based on non-fiction stories.
C. The daytime serial dramas on TV.
D. Popular documentary films on TV.
12. What can be the best title of the passage? ________
A. College student viewers.
B. Favorite TV serials.
C. Soap opera fans.
D. College-age viewers.
13. Which is not the reason why the soap opera suddenly becomes "in" according to the passage? ________
A. Because the viewers want to be happy and to enjoy themselves.
B. Because the soap opera makes young people feel close to their people.
C. Because the viewers can find themselves in the soap opera characters.
D. Because the young people have to bear the responsibilities for their troubles.
14. What can we learn from the passage? ________
A. College students like soap operas more than any other social groups.
B. Young people of sixties liked soap operas more than people today.
C. Young viewers have turned themselves from the seriousness of sixties to enjoyment now.
D. The young as a whole are trying to look for happy love but in vain.
15. What message does the author want to convey to us? ________
A. The people's favor toward drama works has been changed for a long time.
B. The people's favor toward drama works changes along with the times.
C. The people's favor toward drama works is changed by the soap opera.
D. The people's favor has changed the drama works.
16. Equipped with modern facilities, today's libraries differ greatly from _______.
A. those of the past
B. the past
C. which of the past
D. these past
17. If we could learn English in the same _______, it would not seem so difficult.
18. When Lily came home at 5 p.m. yesterday, her mother _______ dinner in the kitchen.
B. was cooking
D. has cooked
19. The new order means______ overtime.
C. to work
20. I was satisfied with her explanation, _________.
A. so my classmates were
B. so were my classmates
C. so my classmates did
D. so did my classmates
The people began talking a lot about Women's Liberation. __21__ first I did not take it seriously. I thought that the women in the movement were just unhappy and bitter. I had the __22__ that they hated men, whereas I myself had nothing against men at all. However, I was encouraged by a friend to attend a meeting in North London. There were Women's Liberation groups in each area of London, __23__ in size and in their particular interests. The group I attended was started by a few of middle-class intellectual women who wanted to get the support of working-class housewives in the area. However, __24__ I turned up at the meeting I found that the other women were all the middle-class graduates, a few with several degrees. Some of the girls were very intellectual and articulate, and had even published books or appeared on TV. I have been __25__ the group for several years now and we have had some interesting discussions about the issues the Women's Liberation Movement is concerned with.
21. A. when B. At C. going to D. idea E. varying
22. A. when B. At C. going to D. idea E. varying
23. A. when B. At C. going to D. idea E. varying
24. A. when B. At C. going to D. idea E. varying
25. A. when B. At C. going to D. idea E. varying
26. Ted and William have lived under the same roof for five years.
27. I think everyone knows how to swim.
28. The man is easy to deal with.
29. Please give this book to whoever comes first.
East or west, home is best (金窝银窝不如自家的草窝)
1. 答案: A
2. 答案: A
3. 答案: B
4. 答案: C
5. 答案: D
6. 答案: A
7. 答案: A
8. 答案: A
9. 答案: A
10. 答案: A
11. 答案: C
12. 答案: C
13. 答案: D
14. 答案: C
15. 答案: B
16. 答案: A
17. 答案: B
18. 答案: B
19. 答案: D
20. 答案: B
21. 答案: B
22. 答案: D
23. 答案: E
24. 答案: A
25. 答案: C
26. 答案: 泰德和威廉已经在同一个屋檐下生活了五年了。
27. 答案: 我想每个人都知道如何游泳。
28. 答案: 这个人容易相处。
29. 答案: 请把这本书给最先来的人。