I . Phonetics (10 points)
In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on ANSWER SHEET I.
1. A. taught B. caught C. laughter D. daughter
2. A. beloved B. control C. comb D. bold
3. A. relieve B. believe C. piece D. friend
4. A. cough B. though C. laugh D. enough
5. A. recommend B. send C. dense D. fever
6. A. attention B. evolution C. revolution D. suggestion
7. A. label B. later C. latter D. lazy
8. A. fry B. supply C. laundry D. try
9. A. child B. church C. chest D. chemist
10. A. knock B. knowledge C. kilometer D. knee
II. Error-spotting (20 points)
Directions: Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts marked A, B, C and D. Identify the part of the sentence that is incorrect.
11.The coach, as well as the fans all over the country, were
A B C
disappointed at the result of the football match.
12.As soon as I got on the bus, I noticed a strange-looked man
A B C
sitting in the corner of the bus.
13.The assembly line was redesigned. As a result, not only were
time and energy saved and production was greatly increased.
14.Although the sea became very rough the next night, but
Chichester was very calm and went to sleep in his 16-metre boat,
15.Of the two lectures, the first was by far the best, partly
because the person who delivered it had such a pleasant voice.
16.I can’t help to think it would be fun to play such an exciting
A B C D
game with them.
17.The chairman proposed that every speaker must limit himself
A B C
to fifteen minutes.
18.He went to the library and spent the whole afternoon there to look
A B C
for an article on Shakespeare.
19.Since the beginning of this century, more and more scientists
have become interested in the way how the human brain works.
B C D
20.On his way to school yesterday morning, Professor Smith met
an old friend and stopped talking with him for quite a while.
III . Vocabulary and Structure (40 points)
There are 40 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on ANSWER SHEET I.
21. The medicine is on sale everywhere. You can get it at ______ chemist’s.
A. each B. some C. certain D. any
22.You cannot be _____ careful when you drive a car.
A. very B. so C. too D. enough
23.In general, the amount that a student spends for housing should be held to one-fifth
of the total ______ for living expenses.
A. acceptable B. available C. advisable D. applicable
24.Every man in the country has the right to live where he wants to, ______ the color of his skin.
A. with the exception of B. in the light of
C. by virtue of D. regardless of
25.Housewives who do not go out to work often feel they are not working to their full ____.
A. capacity B. strength C. length D. possibility
26.I hate people who _____ the end of a film that you have not seen before.
A. reveal B. rewrite C. revise D. reserve
27.He is watching TV? He is _____ to be cleaning his room.
A. known B. supposed C. regarded D. considered
28.The Smiths decided to _____ a boy and a girl though they already had three children.
A. adapt B. bring C. receive D. adopt
29.The government is trying to do something to ____ better understanding between the two nations .
A. raise B. promote C. heighten D. increase
30.The newspaper didn’t mention the ___ of the damage caused by the fire.
A. range B. level C. extent D. quantity
31.The soldier was _____ of running away when the enemy attacked.
A. scolded B. charged C. accused D. punished
32.Had he worked hard, he _____ the exams.
A. must have got through B. would have got through
C. would get through D. could get through
33.Only under special circumstances _____ to take make-up tests.
A. are freshmen permitted B. permitted are freshmen
C. freshmen are permitted D. are permitted freshmen
34.I had just started back for the house to change my clothes ____ I heard voices.
A. as B. when C. after D. while
35.It seems oil ___ from this pipe for some time . We ‘ll have to take the machine apart to put it right.
A. had leaked B. is leaking C. leaked D. has been leaking
36.It is vital that enough money ____ to fund the project.
A. be collected B. must be collected C. is collected D. can be collected
37.The pressure _____ causes Americans to be energetic, but it also puts them under a constant emotional strains.
A. to compete B. competing C. to be competed D. having competed
38.Your hair wants ____.You’d better have it done tomorrow.
A. cut B. to cut C. cutting D. being cut
39.As teachers we should concern ourselves with what is said, not what we think ____.
A. ought to be said B. must say C. have to be said D. need to say
40.Once environmental damage ___ , it takes many years for the system to recover.
A. has done B. is to do C. does D. is done
41.Studies show that the things that contribute most to a sense of happiness cannot be bought, _____ a good family life, friendship and work satisfaction.
A. as for B. in view of C. in case of D. such as
42.He will agree to do what you require ____ him.
A. of B. from C. to D. for
43.The mere fact ____ most people believe nuclear war would be madness does not mean that it will not occur.
A. what B. which C. that D. why
44.John seems a nice person. ____ , I don’t trust him.
A. Even though B. Even so C. Therefore D. Though
45.I don’t think it advisable that Tim ____ to the job since he has no experience.
A. is assigned B. be assigned
C. will be assigned D. has been assigned
46._____ , a man who expresses himself effectively is sure to succeed more rapidly than a man whose command of language is poor.
A. Other things being equal B. Were other things equal
C. To be equal to other things D. Other things to equal
47._____ that my head had cleared , my brain was also beginning to work much better.
A. For B. Now C. Since D. Despite
48.Last year the advertising rate ____ by 20 %.
A. raised B. aroused C. arose D. rose
49.By 1929, Mickey Mouse was as popular ____ children as Coca-cola.
A. for B. in C. to D. with
50.Mr. Morgan can be very sad ___ , though in public he is extremely cheerful.
A. by himself B. in person C. in private D. as individual
51.This box is too heavy, ___ give me a hand?
A.would you mind B. would you please
C. will you like to D. will you please to
52._____ he works hard , I don’t mind when he finishes the experiment.
A. As soon as B. As well as C. So far as D. So long as
53.People appreciate ____ with him because he has a good sense of humor.
A. to work B. to have worked C. working D. having worked
54.Living in the central Australian desert has its problems, ____ obtaining water is not the least.
A. for which B. to which C. of which D. in which
55.They are going to have the serviceman ____ an electric fan in the office tomorrow.
A. install B. to install C. to be installed D. installed
56.A ____ to this problem is expected to be found before long.
A. result B. response C. settlement D. solution
57.Having decided to rent a flat, we ____ contacting the accommodation agencies in the city.
A. set about B. set down C. set out D. set up
58._____ their differences , the couple were developing an obvious and genuine affection for each other .
A. But for B. For all C. Above all D. Except for
59.She was complaining that the doctor was _____ too much for the treatment he was giving her.
A. expending B. offering C. costing D. charging
60.Since the matter was extremely _____, we dealt with it immediately.
A. tough B. tense C. urgent D. instant
IV . Cloze (20 points)
For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on AN-SWER SHEET I.
In the course of the first half of the twentieth century, the United States made the shift from coal to oil. In 1900 the energy 61 from burning petroleum in the United States was only 4 percent of 62 obtained from burning coal. By the time World War Ⅱ was 63 , we Americans were getting more of our 64 from oil and natural gas than from coal, 65 the balance shifting farther in 66 of oil and gas each year. Oil, 67 liquid, is much more convenient to mine, transport, and use, than coal is : 68 more. The switch to oil in the United States meant that energy was much more easily 69 . Electricity poured out of the nation’s generators in an endlessly increasing stream 70 we began to live in a world 71 which all the controls were at our fingertips, 72 to speak. And why not? The real 73 of the pools of oil 74 under the Middle East only became known after World War Ⅱand we all received the impression of a hitherto-unknown ocean of oil 75 for the taking. 76 a few heady years we used all we 77 ,more and more and more, and it seemed to us that the supply was so great that we could 78 thoughts of a possible end 79 some indefinite future. Let our grandchildren 80 and suffer.
61. a. derived
62. a. which
63. a. through
64. a. resource
65. a. for
66. a. search
67. a. is
68. a. and
69. a. accessible
70. a. and
71. a. on
72. a. and
73. a. size
74. a. laying
75. a. already
76. a. In
77. a. had
78. a. retard
79. a. in
80. a. search
V. Reading Comprehension (40 points)
There are four reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five question, for each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on ANSWER SHEET I.
Last Friday, after doing all the family shopping in town, I wanted a rest before catching the train, so I bought a newspaper and some chocolate and went into the station coffee shop. It was a cheap self-service place with long tables to sit at. I put my heavy bag down on the floor, put the newspaper and chocolate on the table to keep a place and went to get a cup of coffee.
When I came back with the coffee, there was someone in the next seat. It was one of those wild-looking boys, with dark glasses and old clothes, and his hair was colored bright red at the front. Not so unusual these days. What did surprise me was that he’d started to eat my chocolate!
Naturally, I was rather uneasy about him, but I didn’t want to make more trouble. I just looked down at the front page of the newspaper, tasted my coffee and took a bit of chocolate. The boy looked at me closely. Then he took a second piece of my chocolate. I could hardly believe it. Still I didn’t say anything to him. When he took a third piece, I felt more angry than uneasy. I thought, “Well, I shall have the last piece.” and I got it.
The boy gave me a strange look, then stood up. As he left he shouted out, “There’s something wrong with this woman!” Everybody looked at me, but it was worse when I finished my coffee and ready to leave. My face turned red when I knew I’d made a mistake. It wasn’t my chocolate that I had been eating. There was mine, unopened, just under my newspaper.
81.A self-service shop may be a place where you __________ .
A. can buy what you want at the lowest price
B. can get everything you want free of charge
C. have to get what you want all by yourself
D. may find the waitresses there only serve themselves
82.From the description of the boy by the writer, we know that the writer ______________ .
A. enjoyed very much the way he was decked out
B. disliked the way he was decked out and expressed her dissatisfaction
C. somewhat disliked the way he was decked out but already got used to it
D. was fond of the way he was decked out
83.What made the author surprised when she returned to her seat?
A. How the boy was decked out B. Seeing the boy eating her chocolate
C. Finding the boy bullying his friends D. The way the boy was dressed up
84.Why do you think the author rush-ate the chocolate with the boy?
A. Because it was exciting for her to do so.
B. Because she knew that the chocolate was his.
C. Because she thought the chocolate was hers.
D. Because she wanted to prove herself brave.
85.What can be concluded from this story?
A. It is always safe to judge one by his clothes.
B. It is usually wrong to judge one by his clothes.
C. It is not always safe to judge one by his clothes.
D. It is certainly safe to judge one by his clothes.
“Fire! Fire!” what terrible words to hear when one wakes up in a strange house in the middle of the night! It was a large, old wooden house----the sort that burn beautifully-----and my room was on the floor. I jumped out of the bed, opened the door and stepped out into the passage. It was full of thick smoke.
I began to run, but as I was still only half-awake, instead of going towards the stairs I went in the opposite direction. The smoke grew thicker and I could see flames all around. The floor became hot under my bare feet. I found an open door and ran into a room to get to the window. But before I could reach it, one of my feet caught in something soft and I fell down. The thing I had fallen over felt like a bundle of clothes, and I picked it up to protect my face from the smoke and heat. Just then the floor gave way under me and I crashed to the floor below with pieces of burning wood all around me.
I saw a flaming doorway in front, put the bundle over my face and ran. My feet burned me terribly, but I got through. As I reached the cold air out side, my bundle of clothes gave a thin cry. I nearly dropped it in my surprise. Then I saw a crowd gathered in the street. A woman in a nightdress and a borrowed man’s coat screamed as she saw me and came running madly.
“My baby! My baby!” she cried. The crowd cheered widely as she took the smoke-blackened bundle out of my arms. I had some difficulty in recognizing her. She was the Mayor’s wife, and I have saved her baby. I was a hero!
86.Why did the author jump out of the bed in the middle of the night?
A. Because the house where he stayed for the night was on fire.
B. Because the house in which he stayed for the night was made of old wood.
C. Because he was strange in the house where he stayed for the night.
D. Because he was not sure whether his house was on fire.
87.Because of being half-awake, the author at first ran _________ .
A.in the right direction B. in the wrong direction
C. towards the stairs D. away with his roommate’s money
88.The author ran into an open room in order to ___________ .
A.close the window so as to shut the fire out
B.reach the window and escape from it
C.get to the window so as to close it
D.push the window open and cry for help
89.Just before the author got to the window, he ____________ .
A.fell down and broke his leg B. fell behind
C. tumbled over a stone D. slipped over on a soft object
90.The author became a hero for he _______________________ .
A. had cured the Mayor’ wife of her illness
B. had saved the Mayor’ child intentionally
C. happened to have saved the baby of the Mayor’ wife
D. had saved the baby instead of his own child
I left my friend’s house shortly after seven. It was still too early for me to have my evening meal, so I walked along the seafront (滨海马路) for about an hour until I began to feel hungry. By that time I was not far from a favorite restaurant of mine, where I often went to eat two or three times a week. I knew the owner well and frequently complimented (赞美, 恭维) him on his excellent cooking.
I went into the restaurant, which was already crowded, and ordered my meal. While I was waiting for the soup to arrive, I looked around to see if I knew anyone in the restaurant. It was then that I noticed that a man sitting at a corner table near the door kept glancing in my direction, as if he knew me, I certainly did not know him, for I never forgot a face. The man had a newspaper open in front of him, which he was pretending to read, though all the while I could see that he was keeping an eye on me. When the waiter brought my soup, the man was clearly puzzled by the familiar way in which the waiter and I addressed each other. He became even more puzzled as time went on and it grew more and more obvious that I was well known in the restaurant. Eventually he got up and went into the kitchen. After a few minutes he came out again, paid his bill and left without another glance in my direction.
When I had finished and was about to pay my bill, I called the owner of the restaurant over and asked him what the man had wanted. The owner was a little embarrassed by my question and at first did not want to tell me. I insisted. “Well,” he said, “that man was a detective.” “Really?” I said, considerably surprised. “He followed you here because he thought you were a man he was looking for,” the owner of the restaurant said. “When he came into the kitchen, he showed me a photograph of the wanted man. He certainly looked like you! Of course, since we know you here, I was able to convince him that he had made a mistake.” “It’s lucky I came to a restaurant where I am known,” I said, “otherwise I might have been arrested!”
91.When the author got to his favorite restaurant, it was ___________ .
A. already nine o’clock B. eight o’clock on the dot
C. about two minutes past eight D. slightly later than eight o’clock
92.The man sitting at the corner table near the door kept glancing in the direction of the author because he was __________________ .
A. interested in the personality of the author
B. making a study of the author
C. looking up and down the author
D. keeping a lookout over the author
93.The author was followed by the detective probably because he ___________ .
A. took after a suspect B. was similar to a criminal in personality
C. was an accomplice D. looked like a murderer
94.The detective had a newspaper open in front of him in order to ____________ .
A. read it in detail B. cover up what he was really doing there
C. have it rechecked D. wait for his food
95.According to the text, if the author had been a stranger in the restaurant, he would have been ____________________.
A. taken to court B. followed
C. captured D. sentenced to a few years’ imprisonment
At Harton College---an English boarding school for boys---there are many rules. Fifteen-year-old Bob Sanders often breaks these rules.
The boys can go into town in the afternoon after classes. But they must return to the school at six o’clock. One afternoon Bob walked to the town. He looked at the shops and then went to the cinema. After the film he looked at his watch. It was after eight o’clock. He was a little worried. He walked back to Harton College as fast as possible.
When he arrived, he ran quickly to the main entrance. It was locked. He looked up at the window of his dormitory. It was on the third floor. The window was open. But it was quite dark and he went round the school building to another door. That one was locked too. He couldn’t climb up the wall very easily. Then he saw another open window on the ground floor. It was the window of the headmaster’s study.
He looked into the room-----no one was there. Bob quickly climbed on to the window sill (窗台) and jumped into the room. Just then he heard a noise. Then some one turned on a light in the corridor. Bob looked around and then hid under the sofa. One minute later, Mr. Mannering, the headmaster, came in. He turned on the light on his desk, and sat down on the sofa. Then he opened a book and began to read.
Bob lay under the sofa as quietly as possible. He could not move. The floor was cold and uncomfortable. He looked at the headmaster’s shoes and socks for an hour.
“Why doesn’t he get up and go to bed?” he thought.
Finally, the headmaster closed his book and stood up. He put the book on a shelf and walked towards the door.
“Thank heavens, he didn’t find me under the sofa!” thought Bob.
Then Mr. Mannering stopped and spoke towards the sofa. “Would you turn off the light when you leave?” he said and left the study.
96.According to the passage, it is required that students of Harton College _________ .
A. come back to the college at six o’clock if they go to town after classes
B. may stay out until midnight if they like
C. should leave school when class is over
D. may do whatever they like
97.When Bob realized it was too late to return to Harton College as required, it was already ___________ .
A. 8:00 B. 9:00 C. later than 8:00 D. midnight
98.Bob stole into the courtyard of his college by means of ________ .
A. the main entrance B. going around the school building to another door
C. jumping over the wall D. climbing into the window of his headmaster’s study
99.Bob hid himself under the sofa probably because he was afraid of ______________ .
A. being punished for his theft B. being found to have returned late
C. being dismissed for his wrongdoing D. being capture alive on the spot
100.In the light of what his headmaster said towards the sofa, it can be safely concluded that the headmaster had already ________________ .
A. excused Bob B. forgiven Bob
C. found Bob hiding under the sofa D. punished Bob
V. Writing: (20 points)
For this part, you are required to write a composition in about 100 words based
on the following topic. Remember to write it clearly on ANSWER SHEET II.
Competition and Cooperation
Key to Test 5:
Competition and Cooperation
Competition is a common phenomenon in our social life. We compete when we play games, we try to do better than others in our study, and there is constant competition for jobs, money and so forth. We can say, to some extent, competition is one of the motive forces of the development of society.
We often find competition and cooperation at the same time. Think of a football game. Each team is competing with the other team, but each member of the team is cooperating with his or her teammates. In most cases, we can’t have competition without cooperation. Thus they are equally important.
While we are advocating competition, we can not forget cooperation. Nothing is to be carried to extremes. Pure and exclusive competition leads to failures. Only competition together cooperation helps us a great deal in obtaining our goal and satisfying our needs, especially in modernizing our country.