Part Ⅰ Vocabulary and Structure (60 points)
Directions: In this part, there are 60 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1. I was just about _______ the office when my boss called to see me in the meeting room.
A. leave B. leaving C.to leave D.to do leaving
2. There wasn't anyone in the room at that time, _______?
A wasn't there B. isn't there C. is there D. was there
3. My home is_______ the left of the street.
A. at B. in C. to D. on
4.The twins _______ so much alike so that I can't tell them apart.
A. look B. looks C. is looking D. are looking
5. _______ a wonderful trip he had when he traveled in China!
A. Where B. How C. Which D. What
6. As an old saying goes, "It is no use_______ your chicken before they are hatched. "
A. to count B. counting C. counts D. count
7. Not until he finished his homework _______ TV in the evening.
A. did he watch B. he watched C. had he watched D. he had watched
8. We still have two hours as the plane will not _______ until 10 o'clock.
A. take off B. take after C. take out D. take away
9. Look _______ the different meaning of the word in the dictionary.
A. off B. of C. up D. out
10. Simon _______ to help in the local nursery every Saturday afternoon.
A. has gone B. go C. goes D. had gone
11. It's bad _______ for a man to smoke in the public places where smoking is not allowed.
A. way B. manners C. action D. movement
12. It's extremely hot today. Do you feel like _______ for a swim with our classmates?
A. to go B.going C. having gone D.go
13. Robert _______ breakfast with his three children when the policeman came in.
A. was having B.had been having C. had D.is having
14. People generally _______ it for granted that young people have good health.
A.do B. make C. take D. hold
15. I suddenly realized that he was trying to avoid _______ with me.
A. to quarrel B. being quarreled C. quarrel D.quarrelling
16. The audience, most of _______ were art students, enjoyed the performance.
A. them B. that C. who D.whom
17. Tom _______ his former English teacher who was doing shopping the day before yesterday.
A. run away B. run up C.run into D. run over
18. It is about time that we _______ some adequate measures to stop the pollution of air.
A. to take B.took C.take D.taken
19. The school recommended that students _______ more reading after school.
A. did B. had done C.do D. does
20. My smart phone can't be found anywhere.I _______ on the table in the office.
A. must left it B. must have left it
C. should have left it D. ought to have left it
21.I have to _______ my visit as I'll be very busy next week.
A. call for B. call off C. call on D. call in
22. When you have any difficulties, you could _______ your friends for help.
A. turn out B. turn to C. turn on D. turn into
23.Mike _______ a good job since he graduated from the college.
A. doesn't find B. hasn't found C. didn't find D. hadn't found
24. Lily found it rather difficult to get accustomed to _______ in front of a large audience.
A.speak B. speaks C. speaking D.spoke
25. The examination is about to start and the teacher stands up by the seats to _______ the papers.
A. hand in B.hand out C. hand back D.hand over
26.All _______ you can do to comfort her is to listen to her patiently.
A. that B. what C. which D. while
27. The more careful you are, _______ .
A. the less mistakes you'll make
B. the less mistakes will you make
C. the fewer mistakes you'll make
D. the fewer mistakes will you make
28.John wished that he _______ in business instead of history when he was at college.
A. had majored B.majored C. major D. has majored
29. These apple trees, _______ I planted three years ago, have not born any fruit yet.
A.which B. what C. when D. that
30. They climbed to the top of the hill _______ they could get a bird’s eye view of the whole city.
A.in case that B. for fear that C. as a result D. in order that
31.If he _______ my advice,he would have succeeded.
A.followed B.had followed C.follow D. has followed
32. David has been studying here for three years and by the end of next summer he _______ .
A. will graduate B. will be graduating
C.will be graduated D. will have graduated
33. Busy _______ he was, he tried his best to read books and study after work.
A. as B. when C. since D. for
34. So little _______ about physics that the lecture was completely beyond me.
A. I knew B. did I know C.1 had known D had I known
35. Although Peter was in a hurry, he stopped _______ an old lady with a heavy box.
A. help B. helping C. to help D. being helped
36. It's my great honor _______ to give a speech at the opening ceremony of the art Festival.
A. to be invited B. inviting C. having invited D. to invite
37. I will lend you my dictionary _______ you keep it clean and return it to me on time.
A. as far as B. as long as C. unless D. until
38.be worth doing
40. The reason why he failed is _______ he was too careless.
A. which B. that C. for D. what
41.used to do sth be used to doing sth
44. Beijing is _______ that we can visit all the beautiful places in two or three days.
A. such a large city B. such large a city C. so a large city D. a such large city
46. The weather man says it is going to _______ tomorrow.
A. clear away B.clear up C. clear off D. clear out
47. Nancy required that her son _______ to bed if he had to go to school the second day.
A.go B. going C.goes D.went
48. When teaching English,teachers should not _______ students of their mistakes all the time.
A. remain B. remember C. remind D. remark
49. We have to face the fact _______ the new computer technology appears rapidly.
A. when B.that C.which D.what
50. Frank doesn't know how to start a conversation, for it is the first time that he _______ a girl out.
A. asked B. ask C. had asked D. has asked
51.If I _______ you,I wouldn' t miss the chance to see the movie tomorrow morning.
A. be B. will be C. am D.were
52. This is the only English-Japanese dictionary _______ could be found in the teachers' reading room.
A. that B. what C. where D. which
53. _______ is known to the world, light travels much faster than sound.
A. As B. Which C. That D. What
54. The manager would like to have these material _______ by nine o'clock.
A. prepare B. prepared C. preparing D. to prepare
55. Let's go there a little earlier _______ we can take seats in the front.
A. by that B. for that C.so that D. now that
56.I called both of my parents yesterday. To my surprise, _______ of them answered it.
A.none B.either C. neither D. both
57. You will be able to pass the examination if you do not lose _______ .
A. weight B. heart C.temper D. sight
58. The captain is supposed to be the last man _______ the sinking ship.
A. leave B. left C. to leave D. leaving
59. It was not until near the end of the letter _______ she mentioned the new plan.
A. that B. where C. when D. why
60. The survey shows that the younger generation is more _______ to use the internet as their
A. actual B. likely C. probably D. possible
Part II Reading Comprehension (50 points)
Directions: In this part there are four passages. Each passage is followed by five questions or unfinished statements. For each of them, 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 sing line through the center.
An Adjustment to Price
Most American people hate repeating the same work endlessly, especially those who live in the West America. They try their best to make their life colorful and their work interesting. If they have to do the same regular work endlessly, they'll try to do it in different ways. Repetition and monotony are what they can't stand.
In the West of America there is a beautiful old mountain village which is well known for its straw hats. The villagers there can make many different styles of hats-hats for old gentlemen, for sweet and playful children and for beautiful young ladies. People often go there to buy hats.
One day there came a young tourist who entered a millinery shop and found a very nice hat costing five dollars. He said to the shop-keeper, "If you agree to sell at a cheaper price, I'd like to buy two hundred hats of this style." "No, you should pay me at least ten dollars each if you wish to get so many hats of the same style." The tourist could not understand.
"Well," said the shop-keeper.
"If you buy only one hat of this style, I can make it easily. If you order two hundred hats of different styles. I can also manage the business without much difficulty. However, it will bore me almost to death if you want me to make two hundred hats of the same style. So you should at least pay double price."
61. This story tells us ______.
A. that the American people don't want to do the same work again and again
B. how to buy a hat
C. that the straw hats were sold only to the mountain village
D. the price will be cheaper if you buy a lot of hats of the same style
62. How much did the nice hat cost?
A. Ten dollars were paid.
B. It cost five dollars.
C. It cost ten dollars.
D. It cost at least ten dollars.
63. The answer of the shop-keeper really made the tourist ______.
64. Why did the shop-keeper demand the tourist to pay him double price for two hundred hats of the same style?
A. Because the shop-keeper couldn't make two hundred hats of the same style.
B. Because the shop-keeper hadn't enough straw to make the hats.
C. Because the shop-keeper didn't want to sell him so many hats.
D.Because the shop-keeper couldn’t stand repeating the same work endlessly.
65. "It will bore me almost to death" means ______.
A. that the shop-keeper was dying
B. that the shop-keeper was bored and would die at once
C. that it would be too long and tiring for the shop-keeper
D. it would tire out
It is exciting to apply for a job that really interests you. In making your application, there are a number of points for you to observe.
In your letter of application, aim to say just enough to introduce yourself. If you are answering an advertisement, any information for which it asks must, of course, be given. This will usually cover your school record and any further education and training. You may also be asked to give the names of one or two persons to supply references. For this purpose you should choose people who know you well enough about your character and ability; and you should also ask for their permission to be named as referees.
It will depend on circumstances how much you can usefully add about yourself. Your purpose is to bring to the notice of the boss any good reason why you rather than any of the other applicants(申请人) should be chosen for the job. If therefore you feel you have any special skill for the work or, for example, any particular interest in the line of the business, let this be known.
Finally, there is your use of language. You cannot go wrong if you keep your sentences and paragraphs short, making sure the sense is clear and well expressed. Choose plain words so long as they can express your meaning.
66．The aim of writing a letter of application is to ________.
A．tell the boss your school record
B．express why you are most suitable for the job
C．show your character and ability
D．give enough information about yourself
67．In your letter of application try to ________.
A．keep it as short as possible
B．give more information about your education and training
C．tell enough information in a few words
D．cover your school record fully
68．The author suggest you choose ________ so long as they can express your thought well.
A．simple words B．ordinary words
C．direct words D．words easy to understand
69．The underlined word “referees” means a person ________.
A．who is willing to comment on your character and ability
B．who writes reference books on bosses
C．to whom you are going to work
D．who is to examine the matter
70．The best title for this passage could be ________.
A．How to Find a Job
B．The Best Way to Write a Letter
C．Writing Letters to One's Boss
D．How to Write a Letter of Application
Doctors have known for a long time that extremely loud noises can cause hearing damage or loss. The noise can be the sound of a jet airplane or machines in factories of loud music or other common sound at home and at work. A person only needs to hear the noise for little more than one second to be affected.
An American scientist has found that using aspirin (阿斯匹林) increase the temporary（暂时的）hearing loss or damage from loud noise. He did an experiment using a number of students at a university who all had normal hearing. He gave them different amounts of aspirin for different periods of time, then he tested their hearing ability.
He found that students who were given four grams of aspirin a day for two days suffered much greater temporary hearing loss than those who did not use aspirin. The hearing loss was about two times as great.
The scientist said millions of persons in the U.S. use much larger amounts of aspirin than were used in his experiment. He said these persons face a serious danger of suffering hearing loss from loud noise.
71. Doctors have long known that ______. .
A．one may lose his hearing when he hears a terribly loud noise.
B．one may become deaf when he hears a loud noise.
C．loud noises can cause damage to the hearing of the young people only
D．common sounds at home are not harmful to the ear
72. This passage suggests that one’s hearing ______.
A. will be damaged even if he has heard a loud noise for only little more than one second
B. will be damaged even if he has heard a loud noise less than one second
C. will not be damaged if he has heard a loud noise for only little more than one second
D. will not be damaged if he little more than one second to get ready
73. One conclusion you can draw from the passage is that aspirin ______. .
A．makes hearing damage from loud noise worse
B．should never be taken more than four grams
C．can damage one’s hearing when it is given more than four grams daily
D．always increases hearing loss by two times
74. Millions of Americans are in danger of suffering hearing loss because they ______. .
A．take too much aspirin
B．often take air trips
C．like listening to loud music
D．have too much loud noises at home and at work
75. The American scientist did his experiment in order to find ______. .
A．how much aspirin would affect a person’s hearing
B．how much aspirin should be given in the treatment of the patients with hearing damage from loud noise
C．whether aspirin would increase the temporary hearing damage from loud noises
D．whether the people who had hearing damage should use aspirin
Part III. Translation (20 points)
Directions: In this part, there is one passage in English. Read the passage carefully and translate it into Chinese.
Learning English has been almost a trying experience for me, one that I wouldn’t trade for anything. Not only did learning English teach me the value of hard work, but also gave me insights into another culture, and my mind was opened to new perspectives of judging things. The most exciting result of having learned English is that I am able to communicate with many more people than before. Talking with people is one of my favorite activities, so the newly learned language allows me to meet new people, participate in conversations, and form new and unforgettable friendships.
Part IV. Writing (20 points)
Directions: For this part, you are required to write a composition of 120 to 180 words. Your writing should be based on the title and outline given below.
College Students’ Part-time Jobs