一、GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY Complete each of the following 15 sentences with the most likely answer.Blacken the letter corresponding to your choice on the answer sheet.(1 point each, 15 points in all)
1.Mother told Jim to ____the milk until it boiled and then turned off the gas.
2.The ____ and the skills of the teachers were probably well above average for the United States at that time.
3.Others in public eating places are waiting for you to finish so they too can be
served and get back to work within the time____ .
B. to be allowed
D. being allowed
4.Finding a job in such a big company has always been____ his wildest dreams.
5.Hearing the rude words, she was ____ be unable to speak.
A. as angry as to
B. angry so as to
C. such angry as to
D. so angry as to
6.Sometimes I wish I ____ in a different time and a different place.
A. be living
B. were living
C. would live
D. would have lived
7. ____ my daughter passed the term examination smoothly.
A. It was expected
B. As was expected
C. Which was expected
D. That was expected
8.His application for retirement was signed by the president as____ .
C. to be approved
D. to be approving
9.I was going to ____their inspection ending there, before they dug deeper to my diaries.
A. gamble at
B. gamble on
C. gamble to
D. gamble from
10.It was very difficult to guess what her ____ to the news would be.
11.Americans view friendship more tentatively, ____ changes in intensity as people move, change their jobs, marry, or discover new interest.
A. subjection to
B. subject to
C. be subjected to
D. subjected to
12.Not only ____ tolerant of other people’s opinions, but he is also patient.
A. he is
B. is he
C. he will be
D. will he be
13.____ its hot sun and beautiful beaches, Hawaii is a fine place to live in or visit.
14.Some speculators (投机商) were ____cash and so they sold their shares at any price.
A. badly in need of
B. badly needed
C. badly need for
D. in badly need for
15.“That’s nothing but religious pap,” he ____ with a degree of anger.
二、CLOZE Fill in each of the 15 blanks in the passage with the most likely answer.Blacken the letter corresponding to your choice on the answer sheet.（1 point each, 15 points in all）
We are living in a period of enormous population growth. In the past, it ( 16 )thousands of years for the world’s population to double in size. But today there are more people having families and ( 17 )deaths from diseases. As a result the population doubled in only 35 years. An ( 18 ) supply of food is only one of the human needs that must be considered. Overcrowding has a highly undesirable ( 19 )life. For example, if every available bit of land was used for producing food, it would be very difficult to( 20 )proper housing for people. ( 21 ), education would be severely limited as would health care and recreation. ( 22 ) , more governments are helping families to understand the problems that are a part of( 23 ) population. They give “family planning” advice to families that( 24 ) it. Such families can plan to have the number of children they want, at times when they are best able to( 25 )children and give them a good start in life. A research center in the Philippines is producing “miracle” ( 26 ) of rice that have been highly successful in Asia and in some African countries. The significance of such work was ( 27 ) by the awarding of the 1970 Nobel peace prize to Norman E. Borlaug, one of the plant breeders of the “green revolution”. But to grow well, the improved seeds need large ( 28 )of fertilizer and water, which are not always ( 29 ). Many fertilizers are made from petroleum, and higher prices for oil have ( 30 ) smaller supplies of fertilizers.
A. result from
B. affect on
C. result in
D. effect on
A. build up
B. set up
A. In spite of this
B. As a result
C. For these reasons
D. On this condition
A. care free
B. care about
C. care for
D. care with
A. lay in
B. resulted from
C. consisted in
D. resulted in
三、PARAPHRASING Choose the closest paraphrased version after each of the following sentences or the italicized part.Blacken the letter corresponding to your choice on the answer sheet.(1 point each, 10 p
31. ... in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined.
A. The relationship between human beings should be like the relationship between the lovers, then they will live a life in the heaven that saints and poets have imagined.
B. The relationship between person and person should be close, then they will live a happy life.
C. If one lives in a love situation he or she will be very happy.
D. One should love others then he or she will receive love from others.
32.It would not be difficult to compile a list of such surprises that would fill the next fifty pages, but I will content myself with suggesting the first few that occur to me.
A. England has so many surprises that 50 pages will be filled up. Therefore, let me mention one or two of them now.
B. The surprises of England would easily filled up 50 pages. As a matter of fact, you need 60 pages. So here, I’ll just describe one or two of them.
C. It would not be difficult to fill 50 pages with the surprises of England, but here I’ll only talk about one or two of them, and I will think it will be enough.
D. Fifty pages are not enough for us to describe the surprises of England. But right now I can only remember one or two surprises.
33.He presented it with reverence fit for a religious object.
A. He gave me the bag in the manner of a minister with his parishioners.
B. He gave me the bag with great respect in a manner as if he were in the church.
C. He gave me the bag with great respect because it was something holy.
D. He gave me the bag with great respect as if he were giving me something holy.
34.Flunk one more course, and I’m not.
A. If I fail to right way, I’ll lose the game.
B. If I fail to pass another course, I’ll have to quit.
C. If I fail to pass another course, I’ll have to work in the university.
D. If I fail to pass another course, I’ll be transferred to another university.
35.The incredible was visible to them all.
A. They could see, with their own eyes, the miracle that they had not believed in.
B. They could not believe the miracle they had seen.
C. It was impossible for them to believe the miracle even if they saw it with their own eyes.
D. It was possible for them to believe the miracle.
36.There’s abundant luxury in the room but a minimum of taste.
A. There’s too much luxury in the room,so the room appears tasteless.
B. The room is luxuriously furnished but it appears tasteless.
C. They spend too much money furnishing the room at the expense of losing a high taste.
D. Less expensive furnishing and decoration will make the room appear more tasteful.
37.Courtesy is often nothing than a highly developed sense of fair play.
A. Courtesy is not a highly developed sense of fair play.
B. Courtesy is more than a highly developed sense of fair play.
C. Courtesy is just a highly developed sense of fair play.
D. Courtesy is more important than fair play.
38.He hurried to work in a state of profound but carefully concealed excitement.
A. He hurried to work with high spirit but he tried to hide his excitement.
B. He hurried to work with high spirit and excitement.
C. He hurried to work happily.
D. He hurried to work and felt excited.
39.He lifted his voice against the whirlwind,shouting louder and louder in a vain desire to hear himself speak.
A. He lifted his voice against the whirlwind,shouting louder and louder in order to hear himself speak.
B. He lifted his voice against the whirlwind,shouting louder and louder and desired to hear himself speak.
C. He lifted his voice against the whirlwind,shouting louder and louder.But he still couldn’t hear himself speak.
D. He lifted his voice against the whirlwind,shouting louder and louder so that he could hear himself speak.
40.Her brother,at six feet,toward over most Japanese men.
A. Her brother,at six feet ,was shorter than most Japanese men.
B. Her brother,at six feet,was as tall as most Japanese men.
C. Her brother,at six feet,was taller than most Japanese men.
D. Most Japanese men were taller than her brother who was at six feet.
四、READING COMPREHENSION Read the two passages and choose the most likely answer to each of the questions.Blacken the letter corresponding to your choice on the answer sheet.(2 points each, 20 points in
During the early years of this century, wheat was seen as the very lifeblood of Western Canada. When the crops were good, the economy was good; when the crops failed, there was depression. People on city streets watched the yields and the price of wheat with almost as much feeling as if they were growers. The marketing of wheat became an increasingly favorite topic of conversation.
War set the stage for the most dramatic events in marketing the western crop. For years, farmers mistrusted speculative grain selling as carried on through the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. Wheat prices were generally low in the autumn, but farmers could not wait for markets to improve. It had happened too often that they sold their wheat soon after harvest when farm debts were coming due, only to see prices rising and speculators getting rich. On various occasions, producer groups asked for firmer controls, but governments had no wish to become involved, at least not until wartime wheat prices threatened to run wild.
Anxious to check inflation and rising living costs, the federal government appointed a board of grain supervisors to handle deliveries from the crops of 1917 and 1918. Grain Exchange trading was suspended, and farmers sold at prices fixed by the board. To handle the crop of 1919, the government appointed the first Canadian Wheat Board, with full authority to buy, sell, and set prices.
41.What is the main purpose of the passage?
A. To explain how wheat is marketed today.
B. To justify suspension of trading on the Grain Exchange.
C. To describe the origins of the Canadian Wheat Board.
D. To argue for further reforms on the Canadian Wheat Board.
42.According to the passage, most farmers’ debts had to be paid____ .
A. when the autumn harvest had just been completed
B. because markets started to improve
C. as soon as the Winnipeg Grain Exchange demanded payment
D. unless crop failure caused depression
43.According to the passage, wheat prices became unmanageable because of conditions caused by____.
44.In Paragraph 3, the word “check” could best be replaced by which of the following?
45.According to the passage, a preliminary(初步的) step in the creation of the Canadian Wheat Board was the appointment of .
A. the Winnipeg Grain Exchange
B. a board of supervisors
C. several producer groups
D. a new government
There is a popular belief among parents that schools are no longer interested in spelling. No school I have in has ever ignored spelling or considered it unimportant as a basic skill. There are, however, vastly different ideas about how to teach it, or how much priority(优先) it must be given over general language development and writing ability. The problem is, how to encourage a child to express himself freely and confidently in writing without holding him back with the complexities of spelling
If spelling becomes the only focal point of his teacher’s interest, clearly a bright child will be likely to “play safe”. He will tend to write only words within his spelling range, choosing to avoid adventurous language. That’s why teachers often encourage the early use of dictionaries and pay attention to content rather than technical ability.
I was once shocked to read on the bottom of a sensitive piece of writing about a personal experience:“This work is terrible! There are far too many spelling errors and your writing is illegible(难以辨认的).” It may have been a sharp criticism of the pupil’s technical abilities in writing, but it was also a sad relection on the teacher who had omitted to read the essay, which contained some beautiful expressions of the child’s deep feelings. The teacher was not wrong to draw attention to the errors but if his priorities had centered on the child’s ideas, an expression of his disappointment with the presentation would have given the pupil more motivation(动力) to seek improvement.
46.Teachers are different in their opinion about____ .
A. the difficulties in teaching spelling
B. the role of spelling in general language development
C. the complexities of the basic writing skills
D. the necessity of teaching spelling
47.The expression “play safe” probably means____ .
A. to write carefully
B. to do as teachers say
C. to use dictionaries frequently
D. to avoid using words one is not sure of
48.Teachers encourage the use of dictionaries so that____ .
A. students will be able to express their ideas more freely
B. teachers will have less trouble in correcting mistakes
C. students will have more confidence in writing
D. students will learn to be independent often after the year 2000
49.The writer seems to think that the teacher’s judgment on the sensitive piece of writing is ____.
50.The major point discussed in the passage is .
A. the importance of developing writing skills
B. the complexities of spelling
C. the correct way of making compositions
D. the relationship between spelling and the content of a composition
五、WORD DERIVATION Complete each of the following sentences with a （compound） word derived from the one（s） given in brackets.Write your word on the answer sheet. （1 point each, 10 points in all）
51.To lead a group of people from all corners of the country, Lao Jia has to be considerate of their diffierent ____beliefs. (religion)
52.A neighbor happened to look out of the window and saw a ___ walk into the house. (strange)
53.A new govemment ___ has been brought into being to deal with bribery. (organize)
54.You know how they are—all they want is the illusion of and ___ confusion. (cheer)
55.Her ___ in English is almost equal to that in her native tongue. (proficient)
56.In the ___of the night, I could hear the rain beating against the window. (still)
57.Old age has its pleasures, which, though ___, are not less than the pleasures of youth. (difference)
58.In England, the two ___ games are football and cricket; in America they are American football and baseball. (nation)
59.One should not live in memories, in regrets for the good old days, or in___ about friends who are dead. (sad)
60.Mrs. Parker was so tired on her way to Beijing that she fell ___ in the train. (sleep)
六、SENTENCE TRANSLATION Turn the following sentences into English and write your sentences on the answer sheet.（3 points each, 15 points in all）
【正确答案】 The government wants cuts in bank rate to act as a stimulant to consumption.
【正确答案】 My younger brother has been working for a computer firm since he graduated from college.
【正确答案】 The 20 th century is referred to as an age of drastic change, the 21st century as the age of information.
【正确答案】 There’s something to be said for going to a Peking Opera once in a while.
【正确答案】 The city has a very good network of libraries available to all residents.
七、WRITING Write a composition on the answer sheet in about 150 words, basing yourself on one of the texts you have learned.（15 points）
66.Topic:What example does Dr.Peale give to show what empathy is?
【正确答案】 Empathy is one of the ingredients of courtesy. It is a quality that enables a person to see into the mind or heart of someone else, to understand the pain or unhappiness and to do something to minimize it. Dr. Peale gave a good example as follows. In a famous restaurant, a man dining alone, was trying to unscrew the cap of a bottle of catsup, but his fingers were so badly crippled by arthritis that he couldn’t do it. He asked a young busboy to help him. It was easy for the boy to do so. But he feigned a great effort to open the bottle without success. Then he took it to the kitchen and returned shortly, saying that he had managed to loosen it with a pair of pliers. This example shows that the boy, for the sake of courtesy, compassionate courtesy, took much trouble to spare the feelings of a stranger.
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