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2006-01-23 00:00

  PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION

  Directions: In sections A, B, C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

  SECTION A    TALK

  Directions: Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section. At the end of the talk you will be given ONE minute to answer the following questions. Now listen to the talk.

  1. Children in Britain will normally come to the age of _______ when they finish their primary school education.

  A) seven

  B) five

  C) ten

  D) eleven

  2. Compulsory education in Britain is ________.

  A) from 7 to 11

  B) from 5 to 16

  C) from 4 to 16

  D) from 5 to 15

  3. The secondary education requires children to learn some foreign languages, but the first foreign languages is ________.

  A) German

  B) Italian

  C) Spanish

  D) French

  4. Students who wish to go on college will have to take a two-leveled _______.

  A) General College Examinations

  B) General Course Examinations

  C) General Certificate Examinations

  D) General Compulsory Examinations

  5. When you are a student at university, the state will pay for the cost of ________.

  A) your study only

  B) your living on campus only

  C) your study and living on campus

  D) your accommodation

  SECTION B INTERVIEW

  Directions: Questions 6 to 10 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview, you will be given ONE minute to answer the following questions. Now listen to the interview.

  6. Actor Dallas McKennon pointed out that broadcast stations are granted a license to ______.

  A) entertain and advertise

  B) educate and advertise

  C) educate and entertain

  D) be informative and instructive

  7. Dallas Mckennon said that one of the reasons he likes to act in cartoons is that ______.

  A) cartoons are a less violent medium

  B) cartoons are a violent medium

  C) cartoons are a more violent medium

  D) cartoons are an educative medium

  8. Dallas Mckennon said that for cartoons, actors are selected ________.

  A) for the way they look, not the the way they sound

  B) both for the way they look and the way they sound

  C) for the way they sound, not the way they look

  D) both for the way they act their roles and the way they look

  9. In talking about his career in Hollywood, Dallas Mckennon said that his work has been ________.

  A) exclusively in cartoons

  B) only in Disney feature films

  C) mainly in cartoons and in scientific films

  D) both in cartoons and in scientific films

  10. According to Dallas Mckennon, the old way of making cartoons was to _________.

  A) do the drawings first, and then have the actors record the sound

  B) photograph the actors first, and then do the drawings

  C) record the sound first, and then photograph the actors

  D) find the actors first and then have the record the sound

  SECTION D NOTE-TAKING AND GAP-FILLING

  Directions: In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening to the lecture, take notes on the important points,. Your notes will be marked but it is important that you yourself can understand them because you will need the information to complete a gap-filling task on a separate answer sheet after Part II. Proof Reading And Error Correction.

  Comets

  A comet is an object that resembles a fuzzy (16) and    travels along a definite path through the solar system. Some of the brightest comets develop a long shining (17) when they come near the sun.

  Most comets cannot be seen without a (18). Some are visible to the unaided eye, but only for several weeks or months when they pass (19) to the sun. Halleys Comet is probably the best known comet.

  In 1973, Comet Kohoutek became the first comet to be (20) by men in space. Astronauts in the Skylab space station (21) it and so provided much new information about comets.

  People used to believe the coming of a comet would lead to a (22), such as a war or an epidemic. Halleys Comet revived these (23) in 1910, but the earth passed through the comets tail with no apparent harm.

  The pressure of the suns light may push the (24) dust particles and gas molecules away from the coma, forming one or more tails. This pressure makes a comets tail point away from the sun,. When a comet (25) the sun, the tail brings up the rear.

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  PART II PROOFREADING & ERROR CORRECTION

  The following passages contains TEN errors. Each indicated line contains a maximum of ONE error. IN each case, only ONE word is involved. You should proof-read the passage and correct it in the following way:

  For a wrong word,         underline the wrong word and write the correct one in the correct one in the blank provided at the end of the line.

  For a missing word,         mark the position if the missing word with a "^" sign and write the word you believe to be missing in the blank provided at the end of the line.

  For an unnecessary word, cross the unnecessary word with a slash "/" and put the word in the blank provided at the end of the line.

  Henry Fielding, the famous novelist who was    also

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  a London magistrate, once made a night raid to two

  known hideouts in this city-within-a-city; he found seven

  men, women, and children packed away in a few tiny

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  stinking rooms. All of these people, included little children

  of five and six who were trained as pick-pockets, were

  wanted for crime.

  Conditions like these bred more criminals. One of the

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  typical cases was that Jack Shepard, whose execution in

  1724 was watched by two hundred thousand people.

  Shepard, the son of honest working people, was an

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  apprentice in a respectful trade. He ran away from it

  because he fancied that he had been ill-treated, and soon

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  found it was easy to make more money by thieving

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  as his father had done by a lifetime of honest work.

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  In Shepards day highwaymen committed robberies at

  broad daylight, in sight of a crowd, and rode solemnly and

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  triumphantly through the town with danger of molestation.

  If they were chased, twenty or thirty armed men were ready

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  to come to their assistance. Murder was a everyday affair,

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  and there were many people who made heroes from the

  murderers.

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  PART III READING COMPREHENSIONS

  Directions: In this section there are four reading passages followed by a total of fifteen multiple choice questions. Reading the passages and the mark your answers on your answer sheet.

  TEXT A Harrington Wilsons selling technique was simplicity itself. It was nothing more than a subtle manipulation of human vanity. He was aware that there were a number of people who professed to know a great deal about antiques, and even more who would rather not confess that they did not and who accordingly practiced little tricks and subterfuges to conceal their ignorance their neighbors. The women —— they were mainly women —— jostling round his stall, picking over his shoddy wares, would sometimes run a finger round the rim of a cup or hold it knowingly up to the light as if to the test its luster, and plates were invariably turned upside down in search of china marks. To such a customer, Harrington would lean forward, benevolent and confidential, and in a conspiratorial whisper would murmur: "No, madam. Im afraid its not genuine (Wedgwood, Sevres —— whatever it might be) but it is a superb copy —— no one would ever suspect that it was not real, unless, of course, you told them. I can let you have it for —— I could sell it for much more, but it would be unethical of me to try to pass it off as genuine …" The customer, overwhelmed by such honesty and privately determined not to be quite so honest about the article to heir friends, would then willingly pay 2 for something that had cost Harrington a few pence. The profit margin on these transactions was obviously so great that he was soon able to set up another stall and then a shop and yet another and so on. He enlarged his specialties, dealing in spurious Victoriana, Georgian silver, trinkets and bric-a-brac, eventually branching out into reproduction furniture and paintings. Without any deliberate intention of doing so, he acquired an extensive knowledge of the antique business and as time went on, was accounted one of the greatest experts of his time.

  36. It seems that Harrington Wilson's initial success owed a great deal to _______.

  A) his apparent ingenuousness

  B) the good bargains he offered

  C) his air of gullibility

  D) the honesty of his methods

  37. Among the people who patronized Harrington Wilson's stall, there were some who ______.

  A) had more knowledge than they appeared to have

  B) were less knowledgeable than they appeared

  C) did not trouble to conceal their ignorance

  D) dislike being thought intellectual snobs

  38. When a woman customer held an article "knowingly up to the light" (line 7),she was trying to _______.

  A) demonstrate her expertise

  B) make sure she was not being cheated

  C) compare it with another article she had bought

  D) show her appreciation of its charm

  TEXT B Arid region in the southwestern United States have become increasingly inviting playgrounds for the growing number of recreation seeks who vehicles such as motorcycles or powered trail bikes and indulge in hill-climbing contests or in carving new trails in the desert. But recent scientific studies show that these off-road vehicles can cause damage to desert landscapes that has long-range effects on the areas water-conserving characteristics and on the entire ecology, both plant and animal. Research by scientists in the western Mojave Desert in California revealed that compaction of the sandy arid soil resulting from the passage of just one motorcycle markedly reduced the infiltration ability of the soil and created a stream of rain runoff water that eroded the hillside surface. In addition, the researchers discovered that the soil compaction cause by the off-road vehicles often killed native plants species and resulted in the invasion of different plant species within a few years. The native perennial species required many more years before they showed signs of returning. The scientists calculated that roughly a century would be required for the infiltration capacity of the Mojave soil to be restored after being compared by vehicles.

  39. According to text, what is being damaged?

  A) Motorcycles.

  B) The desert landscape.

  C) Roads through the desert.

  D) New plant species.

  40. According to the text, what is happening to native plants in these areas?

  A) They are becoming more compact.

  B) They are adapting.

  C) They are invading other areas.

  D) They are dying.

  TEXT C Without regular supplies of some hormones our capacity to behave would be seriously impaired; without others we would soon die. Tiny amounts of some hormones can modify our moods and our actions, our inclination to eat or to drink, our aggressiveness or submissiveness, and our reproductive and parental behavior. And hormones do more than influence adult behavior; early in life they help to determine the development of bodily form and may even determine an individuals behavioral capacities. Later in life the changing outputs of some endocrine glands and the bodys changing sensitivity to some hormones are essential aspects of the phenomena of aging. Communication within the body and the consequent integration of behavior were considered the exclusive province of the nervous system up to the beginning of the present century. The emergence of endocrinology as a separate discipline can probably be traced to the experiments of Bayliss and Starling on the hormone secretion. This substance is secreted from cell in the intestinal walls when food enters the stomach; it travels through the bloodstream and stimulates the pancreas to liberate pancreatic juice, which aids in digestion. By showing that special cells secret chemical agents that are conveyed by the bloodstream and regulate distant target organs or tissues. Bayliss and Starling demonstrated that chemical integration can occur without participation of the nervous system. The term "hormone" was first used with reference to secretion. Starling derived the term form the Greek hormone, meaning "to excite or set in motion." The term "endocrine" was introduced shortly thereafter. "Endocrine" is used to refer to glands that secrete products into the bloodstream. The term "endocrine" contrasts with "exocrine," which is applied to glands that secrete their products through ducts to the site of action. Examples of exocrine juice through a duct into the intestine. Exocrine glands are also called duct glands, while endocrine glands are called ductless.

  41. What is the author's main purpose in the text?

  A) To explain the specific functions of various hormones.

  B) To provide general information of about hormones.

  C) To explain how the term "hormone" evolved.

  D) To report on experiments in endocrinology

  42. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an effect hormones?

  A) Modification of behavior.

  B) Sensitivity to hunger and thirst.

  C) Aggressive feelings.

  D) Maintenance of blood pressure.

  43. The text supports which of the following conclusions?

  A) The human body requires large amounts of most hormones.

  B) Synthetic hormones can replace a person's natural supply of hormones if necessary.

  C) The quantity of hormones produced and their effects on the body are related to a person's age.

  D) The short child of tall parents very likely had a hormone deficiency early in life.

  44. According to the text, another term for exocrine glands is _______.

  A) duct glands

  B) endocrine glands

  C) ductless glands

  D) intestinal glands

  TEXT D To get a chocolate out of a box requires a considerable amount of unpacking; the box has to be taken out of the paper bag in which it arrived; the cellophane wrapper has to be torn off, the lid opened and the paper removed; the chocolate itself then has to be unwrapped from its own piece of paper. But this insane amount of wrapping is not confined to luxuries. It is now becoming increasingly difficult to buy anything that is not done up in cellophane, polythene, or paper. The package itself is of no interest to the shopper, who usually throws it away immediately, unless wrapping accounts for much of the refuse put out by the average London household each week. So why is it done? Some of it, like the cellophane on meat, is necessary, but most of the rest is simply competitive selling. This is abused. Packaging is using up scarce energy and resources and messing up the environment. Little reach is being carried out on the costs of alternative types of packaging. Just how possible is it, for instance, for local authorities to salvage paper, pulp it, and recycle it as egg-boxes? Would it be cheaper to plant another forest? Paper is the material most used for packaging —— 20 million paper bags are apparently used in Great Britain each day —— but very little is salvaged. A machine has been developed that pulps paper then processes it into packaging, e.g. egg-boxes and cartons. This could be easily adapted for local authorities use. It would mean that people would have to separate their refuse into paper and non-paper, with a different dustbin for each. Paper is, in fact, probably the material that can be most easily recycled; and now, with massive increases in paper prices, the time has come at which collection by local authorities could be profitable. Recycling of this kind is already happening with milk bottles, which are returned to the dairies, washed out, and refilled. But both glass and paper are being threatened by the growing use of plastic. More and more dairies are experimenting with plastic bottles, and British dairies would be producing the equivalent of enough plastic tubing to encircle the earth every five or six days! The trouble with plastic is that it does not rot. Some environmentalists argue that only solution to the problem of ever growing mounds of plastic containers is to do away with plastic altogether in the shops, a suggestion unacceptable to many manufacturers who say there is no alternative to their handy plastic packs. It is evident that more research is needed into the recovery and re-use of various material and into the cost of collecting and recycling containers as opposed to producing new ones. Unnecessary packaging, intended to be used just once, and making things look better so more people will guy them, is clearly becoming increasingly absurd. But it is not so much a question of doing away with packaging as using it sensibly. What is needed now is a more unimportant function.

  45. The "local authorities" are ________.

  A) the Town council

  B) the police

  C) the paper manufacturer

  D) the most influential citizens

  46. If paper is to be recycled ________.

  A) more forests will have to be planted

  B) the use of paper bags will have to be restricted

  C) people will have to use different dustbins for their rubbish

  D) the local authorities will have to reduce the price of paper

  47. The environmentalists think that ________.

  A) more plastic packaging should be used

  B) plastic is the most convenient form of packaging

  C) too much plastic is wasted

  D) shops should stop using plastic containers

  TEXT E For me, scientific knowledge is divided into mathematical sciences, natural sciences or sciences dealing with the natural world (physical and biological sciences), and sciences dealing with mankind (psychology, sociology, all the sciences of cultural achievements, every kind of historical knowledge). Apart from these sciences is philosophy, about which we will talk later. In the first place, all this is pure or theoretical knowledge, sought only for the purpose of understanding, in order to fulfill the need to understand that is intrinsic and consubstantial to man. What distinguishes man from animal is that he knows and needs to know. If man did not know that the world existed, and that the world was of a certain kind, that he was in the world and that he himself was of a certain kind, he wouldnt be a man. The technical aspects or applications of knowledge are equally necessary for man and of the greatest importance, because they also contributing to defining him as man and permit him to pursue a life increasingly more truly human. But even while enjoying the results of technical progress, he must defend the primacy and autonomy of pure knowledge. Knowledge sought directly for its practical applications will have immediate and foreseeable success, but not the kind of important result whose revolutionary scope is in large part unforeseen, except by the imagination of the Utopians. Let me recall a well-known example. If the Greek mathematicians had not applied themselves to the investigation of conic sections zealously and without the least suspicion that it might someday be useful, it would not have been possible centuries later to navigate far from shore. The first men to study the nature of electricity could not imagine that their experiments, carried on because of mere intellectual curiosity, would eventually lead to modern electrical technology without which we can scarcely conceive of contemporary life. Pure knowledge is valuable for its own sake, because the human spirit cannot resign itself to ignorance. But , in addition, it is the foundation for practical results that would not have been reached if this knowledge had not been sought disinterestedly.

  48. The most important advance made by mankind come from ________.

  A) technical applications

  B) apparently useless information

  C) the natural sciences

  D) philosophy

  49. In the paragraph that follows this passage, we may except the author to discuss ________.

  A) the value of technical research

  B) the value of pure research

  C) philosophy

  D) unforeseen discoveries

  50. The title below that best expressed the ideas of this passage is ________.

  A) Technical Progress

  B) A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

  C) Man's Distinguishing Characteristics

  D) Learning for its Own Sake

  SECTION B SKIMMING AND SCANNING

  Directions: In this section there are seven passages followed by ten multiple-choice questions. Skim or scan them as required and then mark your answers on your answer sheet.

  TEXT F First read the following question. 51. The painting discussed in the passage can be found in ________. A. Paris, France B. Washington C. New York D. Moscow, Russia Now, go though TEXT E quickly in order to answer question 31. Russian-born Max Weber grew up in New York, studied art there, and then went back to Europe to familiarize himself with contemporary artistic developments. On returning to the United States, Weber worked in the new styles he had discovered in Paris and soon become recognized as a pioneer of American abstract painting. An example of his work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is a 1915 painting entitled "Rush Hour, New York." Using abstract, geometrical forms, Weber has expressed the movement, noise, and vibrancy of the great metropolis. The picture blends elements of two European styles: cubism, which shows objects from a number of different angles of vision at the same time, and futurism, which portrays speed and objects in motion. Forceful lines and spiky forms throughout the composition convey the energy and vitality to the city. Weber expresses the citys diversity by juxtaposing forms with rounded and angular shapes to suggest specific elements of the urban landscape: skyscrapers, flashing lights, and hurrying people.

  51. The painting discussed in the passage can be found in ________.

  A) Paris, France

  B) Washington

  C) New York

  D) Moscow, Russia

  TEXT G First read the following questions. 52. According to the first advertisement, anyone who ________ would receive ten shillings. A. found the umbrella B. gave a message C. left the umbrella at No. 10 Broad Street D. left the umbrella in the City Church 53. This is a story about ________. A. a useless advertisement B. how to make an effective advertisement C. how the man lost and found his umbrella owner D. what the merchant did for the umbrella owner Now read the text quickly and answer questions 33 and 34. A man once said how useless it was to put advertisements in the newspapers. "Last week," said he, "my umbrella was stolen from a London church. As it was a present ,I spent twice its worth in advertising, but I didnt get it back." "How did you write your advertisement?" asked one of the listeners, a merchant. "Here it is," said the man, taking out of his pocket a slip cut from a newspaper. The other man took it and read, "Lost from the City Church last Sunday evening, a black silk umbrella. The gentleman who finds it will receive ten shillings on leaving it at No. 10 Broad Street." "Now," said the merchant, "I often advertise, and find that it pays me well. But the way in which an advertisement is expressed is of extreme importance. Let us try for your umbrella again, and if it fails, Ill buy you a new one." The merchant then took a slip of paper out of his pocket and wrote:" If the man who was seen to take an umbrella from the City Church last Sunday evening doesnt wish to get into trouble, he will return the umbrella to No. 10 Broad Street. He is well known." This appeared in the paper, and on the following morning, the man was astonished when he opened the front door. In the doorway lay at least twelve umbrellas of all sizes and colors that had been thrown in, and his own was among the number. Many of them had notes fastened to them saying that they had been taken by mistake, and begging the loser mot to say anything about the matter.

  52. According to the first advertisement, anyone who ________ would receive ten shillings.

  A) found the umbrella

  B) gave a message

  C) left the umbrella at No. 10 Broad Street

  D) left the umbrella in the City Church

  53. This is a story about ________.

  A) a useless advertisement

  B) how to make an effective advertisement

  C) how the man lost and found his umbrella owner

  D) what the merchant did for the umbrella owner

  TEXT H First read the following questions. 54. What is the wingspan of the Gossamer Albatross? A. 33 kilograms B. 100 meters. C. 30 meters. D. Half of the wingspan of a DC-9. 55. How much power did the Gossamer Albatross need to keep it flying? A. As much as a DC-9. B. Less than one horsepower. C. Thee horsepower. D. Thirty horsepower. Now go through TEXT H quickly in order to answer 33 and 34 In June 1979, Bryan Allen, a biologist from California who is also a hang-gliding enthusiast and an amateur racing cyclist, made history by pedaling across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross, a super-light, propeller-driven aircraft invented by Dr. Paul McCready. The Gossamer Albatross, a 33-kilogram (72-pound) aircraft with a polythene-covered fuselage and a wingspan of 30 meter (100 feet ), the same as that of a DC-9 jet airliner, was driven mostly by conventional bicycle components. Allen sat on a bicycle saddle inside the transparent fuselage and pedaled a bicycle crank and chain-wheel that turned a special urethane chain geared through two more chain-wheels to a propeller mounted aft of the wing. Shortly after dawn that June day, the Albatross rolled down a harbored runway in Folkstone, England. Pedaling hard, Allen got the aircraft aloft and churned his way toward France. After almost three hours of pedaling to produce a constant output of about 0.3 horsepower , he landed on a beach near Calais, the first person to fly a human-powered craft across the Channel. Allen and an American team led by Dr. McCready were awarded the 100,000 prize by Henry Kremer, a British industrialist, for the first successful nonstop human-powered flight across the English Channel. Allen and McCready were no strangers to human-power flight. They and the American team had previously won the 25,000 Kremer prize for the first such sustained flight when they had successfully flown a one-mile figure-eight course in McCreadys Gossamer Condor.

  54. What is the wingspan of the Gossamer Albatross?

  A) 33 kilograms

  B) 100 meters.

  C) 30 meters.

  D) Half of the wingspan of a DC-9.

  55. How much power did the Gossamer Albatross need to keep it flying?

  A) As much as a DC-9.

  B) Less than one horsepower.

  C) Thee horsepower.

  D) Thirty horsepower.

  TEXT I First read the following questions. 56. Insects are classified by ________. A. the environment in which they live B. the food they eat C. the structure of the mouth D. the number and type of wings 57. The purpose of the maxillae is to ________. A. bite or sting B. drill through surface to find nourishment C. put food between the jaws D. oak up nourishment like a sponge. Now go through TEXT J quickly in order to answer question 37 and 38. Features of the mouth pars are very helpful in classifying the many kinds of insects. A majority of insects have biting mouth parts or mandibles as in grasshoppers and beetles. Behind the mandibles are the maxillae which serve to direct food into the mouth between the jaws. A labrum above and a labium below are similar to an upper and lower lip. In insects with sucking mouth parts, the mandibles, mandibles, maxillae, labrum, and labium are modified to provide a tube through which liquid can be drawn. In a butterfly or moth the coiled drinking tube is called the proboscis. Composed chiefly of modified maxillae fitted together, the proboscis can be extended to reach nectar deep in a flower. In a mosquito or an aphid, mandibles and maxillae are modified to sharp styles with which the insect can drill through surfaces to reach juice. In a housefly, the expanding labium forms a sponge-like mouth pad used to stamp over the surface of food.

  56. Insects are classified by ________.

  A) the environment in which they live

  B) the food they eat

  C) the structure of the mouth

  D) the number and type of wings

  57. The purpose of the maxillae is to ________.

  A) bite or sting

  B) drill through surface to find nourishment

  C) put food between the jaws

  D) oak up nourishment like a sponge.

  TEXT J First read the following questions. 58. In order for you to transfer, permission must be granted by an official at the ________. A. foreign student advisors office B. new university C. Immigration office D. passport office Now go through TEXT J quickly in order to answer question 39. A green I-538 form is used by international students in order to obtain permission from the Immigration and Naturalization Service to transfer from one university to another in the United States. If you are planning to transfer, remember that you must complete the form I-538, have it signed by the foreign student advisor, and submit it to the District Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service together with the form I-20 from your new school and the small, white form I-94 that was affixed to your passport when you entered the country. Submitting the signed I-538 and other documents does not insure permission to transfer. Only and official of Immigration can decide each case. Students who have not completed the term of study at the school that insure them their first I-20 are not advised to file for permission to transfer until they have complete one term.

  58. In order for you to transfer, permission must be granted by an official at the ________.

  A) foreign student advisor's office

  B) new university

  C) Immigration office

  D) passport office

  TEXT K First read the following question. 59. According to the passage, the group against individualized curriculum is composed primarily of __________. A. retired educators B. parents and students C. administrators and teachers D. teachers and parents 60. This passage might be found in which of the following? A. A sociology textbook. B. A newspaper. C. An educational journal. D. An entertainment magazine. Now go through TEXT K quickly in order to answer question 40. There are two schools of thought on setting a mandatory curriculum for high school students. One group, which is composed primarily of parents and teachers, feels that students of high school age are incapable of knowing what they want to do with their lives and therefore of choosing their own subjects to study. They claim that adults should set the subjects to be studied due to their experience and knowledge. This group has proposed that high schools be changed to five-year program, one year being devoted entirely to mathematics and computers as those subjects are critical to a persons success these days. The second group is composed of students. Most students of high school age consider themselves adults, and feel capable of choosing their own subjects. They state that they are concerned that a standard curriculum would hurt the individuality of the students, and turn all students into scientists, rather than into humanists. The members of this group are adamantly opposed to changing the current three-year term of high school to a five-year term, stating that most students do not make the best use of their time in high school as it is now. This groups members claim that the best experience for students would be to go on to college, to get away from home, and to be able to choose their own subjects to study. The National Union of Educators has invited both groups to address its annual convention this summer. The chairwoman of NUE has also invited three "neutral" parties to speak. One of those parties is the Dean or Education of a small, Latin American country that has throughout its history allowed high school students to pick their own subjects to study. He will be discussing the follow-up surveys his students have participated in and show the results if giving the students such freedom of choice. A second "neutral" party is students unless they had a certain curriculum, which would take five full years to complete and which emphasized. mathematics.

  59. According to the passage, the group against individualized curriculum is composed primarily of __________.

  A) retired educators

  B) parents and students

  C) administrators and teachers

  D) teachers and parents

  60. This passage might be found in which of the following?

  A) A sociology textbook.

  B) A newspaper.

  C) An educational journal.

  D) An entertainment magazine.

  PART IV TRANSLATION

  Translate the following text into Chinese.

  In the past year the United Nation has been actively engaged in an unprecedented wide range of problems. In terms of hours worked, meetings held or journeys made, there has never been a more active or more arduous year. While the purpose of some of its moat important activities may be rather to prevent the worst from happening than to achieve a spectacular solution, the Organization has also achieved notable progress this year on some extremely difficult problems. The pragmatic and realistic approach which has begun to emerge over the last few years, has resulted in practical and to develop its capacity. This is encouraging in terms of the problems themselves and also for the future of the United Nation.

  SECTION B ENGLISH TO CHINESE

  Translate the following text into English.

  完全入了冬天状态;山峦看见雪的日子多了。风也吹得厉害。但是大概说来,初冬得野景非常绕于趣味。霜的苍白比之雪更多浓意而带哀趣。与此相对的,是霜解后土色的深浓,比之初夏雨霁后土色还要潮湿。还有成了乾肤肤的绿苔沾润了霜水后照着朝阳的时候,大地色彩之美真的到了绝顶。这时候的绿苔比之什么绿还要鲜艳而有生气,恰象敲碎了的绿玉抛弃在那里一样。又好像看了印象派的画布一样。我在孤寂的冬天幻想中,能够见到这样美丽的景色,真是设想不到的。

  PART V WRITING

  In the first part of your writing you should present your thesis statement, and in the second part you should support the thesis statement with appropriate details. In the last part you should bring what you have written to a natural conclusion with a summary.

  Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy. Failure to follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.

  Write your response on ANSWER SHEET.

  Just as an Chinese proverb says," One inch of time is more precious than one inch of gold". Perhaps everyone knows the value of time, while they choose different ways of spending it. Write an essay of about 300 words on how to use time and support your view with your own experience.

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